The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor is a national weekly print newspaper published by the Christian Science Publishing Society and owned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The paper was a daily until March, 2009; currently the website is updated daily. First published in 1908, the Christian Science Monitor is headquartered in Boston, Mass.The average age of a Christian Science Monitor reader is 59, and 61 percent of the readers are women. The average household income of the newspapers readers is just under $94,000; over 72 percent have a four-year college degree and more than 40 percent have a post-graduate degree. It covers national and international news. The Christian Science Monitor is not a religious paper. The Christian Science Monitor has won seven Pulitzer Prizes since 1950. The most recent was in 2002 for an editorial cartoon. In 2006, one of the paper's freelance reporters, Jill Carroll was kidnapped in Iraq. She was released after 82 days. The paper has also won other awards, including the National Headliner Award, National Society of Newspaper Columnists awards, and the Reporters and Editors Award. Mary Trammell is the Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Wells is the Publisher, John Yemma is the Editor and Marshall Ingwerson is the Managing Editor.

Articles from July 24, 1997

A Conflict Worth Settling the Georgian-Abkhaz War Blocks Oil Trade and Progress
Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze visited Washington last week to win help for his country's struggling economy. The West's stake is self-evident. Georgia's Black Sea port of Supsa is the terminus of a new pipeline that will give access to the vast...
A Delivery Pig, a Barber, and Tail-Gate Parties? It Must Be the Minor Leagues
It's a gorgeous summer day in Minnesota, and as the afternoon sun casts 4 o'clock shadows over Midway Stadium, baseball fans are streaming into the parking lot. They've turned up three hours early for the 7 p.m. St. Paul Saints game against the Thunder...
A Family's Search for America's Best Baseball
Fodor's Ballpark Vacations: Great Family Trips to Minor League and Classic Major League Parks Across AmericaBy Bruce Adams and Margaret EngelFodor's Travel Publications, Inc. 291 pp., $16.50 Want to know where the best seats are for Toledo...
African Company's Use of Merit Pay, Other Reforms Shows Way to Success
In the rippling, colossal expanse of the Kerio Valley, Kenya's largest mine glimmers in the sun. Its 400 full-time employees are busy blasting and digging. Some operate bulldozers in the open pit, others work the mill and load fluorspar, a fine powder...
A Universal Concern
Religious freedom is indispensable to human progress. Without it, conscience withers and conflict more easily germinates.This crucial freedom is always under assault - from resurgent nationalism in many parts of the world, from communist ideology where...
Boeing Lands Its Merger, EU Cleared to Compete AVERTING A TRADE WAR
If you're planning a transatlantic trip anytime soon, you can stop worrying that a trade dispute between the US and Europe might cancel the flight.The mother of all trade wars between the United States and Europe was narrowly averted this week, after...
Books
The Monitor's Pick:GALILEO'S COMMANDMENT: AN ANTHOLOGY OF GREAT SCIENCE WRITINGEd. by E. B. Bolles Freeman Publishing 485 pp., $26.95 Edmund Blair Bolles, a science writer, has gathered short excerpts from the literature of science,...
Curb on Religious Freedom in Russia May Rise Again
Members of minority faiths in Russia breathed a sigh of relief yesterday, welcoming President Boris Yeltsin's veto of a bill that would have sharply curbed their religious freedoms."The forces of light have prevailed over the forces of darkness," said...
How Reporters Cheat Assassins in Algeria's War with Islamists
Ahmed Ancer knew he was in trouble when his name started to appear on "death lists" circulated by militant opponents to Algeria's government.Like many Algerian journalists, Mr. Ancer, head of regional coverage for El-Watan newspaper, works hard to do...
Humor Is the Key Ingredient at Lively TV Food Network
If poaching salmon in a dishwasher or frying up ice-cream omelets sounds like your idea of a good time in the kitchen, stay tuned for "The Surreal Gourmet," part of the wild and wacky lineup this fall on the Television Food Network (TVFN).And get ready...
Letters
Most US Math Instruction Lacks DepthWith regard to "Rebel Parents See 'New-New Math' As a Big Minus" (July 2): I want to emphasize that we should not be trying to "go back" to a system of rote instruction of basic algorithms that has been, and still...
Minor Teams Pitch Friendliness Fans Delight in the Open-Air Charm of Three Games in Pacific Northwest
The Seattle Mariners may be the Pacific Northwest's only major-league baseball team, but they hardly qualify as its only baseball attraction.The region is dotted with minor-league clubs that strive gallantly to corner fan interest. They stretch from...
Motor City Rediscovers Its Groove 30 YEARS LATER
You should have seen Herman Carter back then, with his broad shoulders and money to burn, strolling down 12th Street in a custom-tailored suit, wingtips with white stitches, and a black Borsalino from Jack the Hatter's.Jazz was his passion then, and...
Only One Judgment Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Have you ever been concerned with what others might be thinking of you? We all have times when we feel that we're doing our best, but that our best still seems subject to misconceptions, judgments, even condemnation (not to mention the times when self-condemnation...
Religious Persecution Drives Diplomacy Shift but a White House Effort to Respond to the Problem Fails to Satisfy Christian Groups - and Some US Lawmakers
Persecution of religious minorities overseas is a budding moral and foreign policy problem for the Clinton administration.As a State Department report this week indicates, the problem is due mainly to an ongoing crackdown in places like China and Sudan...
Seeking English as a Second Language
Teach me," a soft voice murmured, as a shadow fell across my desk. A long black overcoat loomed up beside me. It was topped by a pale face with a saturnine expression. "Teach me," the figure breathed again.This was one of the memorable first encounters...
Tahoe Summit Backs Efforts to Clear the Air - and Water
For more than a century, vacationers have come to this alpine lake, stunningly set in a mountain-ringed basin high in the Sierra Nevada, to gaze down at the startling clarity of its cobalt-blue waters.But those very waters are now threatened by civilization's...
The Adirondacks: Land of Lumberjack, Fisherman, and Nature-Loving Painter
When the American painter Thomas Cole visited the Adirondacks in 1835, he wrote about two mountain peaks that "stood in the midst of the wilderness like peaks of sapphire." Thanks to the efforts preservationists made more than a century ago, views like...
The Face Behind the Foreign
I turn off a sunny thoroughfare into the fish market of Kanazawa, Japan, and immediately smells of fresh seafood greet my nostrils: the bounty of the nearby Japan Sea brought right downtown. As my eyes adjust to the dimness of the arcade, I begin to...
The News in Brief
The USHouse Speaker Newt Gingrich urged Republican lawmakers to put aside internal feuds that have overshadowed the GOP agenda over past two weeks and focus on major tax and spending bills. But many congressmen said they would press for an airing soon...
Tight Border Aids People-Smuggling Case in New York Shows How a Tighter Mexican Border May Lead to Exploitation
Maria Delgado paid a "coyote" - a smuggler - $800 to bring her brother from Mexico into the US. He left home, but never arrived and has not been heard from since. That was 10 years ago."The coyotes are dangerous, very dangerous," says Ms. Delgado of...
Tobacco Deal Gains Steam as Health Groups Warm to It
Support for the proposed big tobacco settlement is beginning to develop some momentum.Public-health groups, after analyzing the $368 billion deal, are starting to endorse it as long as there are modifications. The tobacco industry is shifting its own...
Tobacco Deal Is about Kids, Not Lawyer Fees or Revenge
Tobacco has created vexing problems in our country, and there are no simple solutions. But given that 90 percent of adult smokers begin before they turn 19, the answer has to start with our children.Unfortunately, but perhaps understandably, much of...
Traveling Light - A Weighty Subject in a Gadget-Driven Age
A Chinese philosopher was right when he observed that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. But by late-20th-century American standards, he was also a bit wrong. For modern travelers, every journey really begins with a trip to the...
Watermelon: A Silly and Serious Slice of Summer
Who'll ever forget those summer days at Camp Stomp-a-tomp-a-womp-a-nomp-a-noag? Rainy nights in a tent, and ghost stories by the fire as the smoke slowly curled into the night.Special as these moments were, nothing beat the annual ritual of the camp's...
What's On?
PICK OF THE WEEKA Touch of Frost: True ConfessionsTuesday, July 29, 9-11 p.m. (A&E) TV highlights for the week of July 27-Aug. 2. All times are Eastern; check local listings. Ratings are listed for shows when available. * SUNDAY - 7/27 Big...
While Cape Cod Struggles to Control Summer Stampede
On Martha's Vineyard, development is measured in cars. Especially the cars without bumper stickers reading "Pray for September.""I see the clearest signs of growth in terms of traffic," says Vineyard resident Tom Seeman, adding that roads are growing...
Who's Minding the Fund? Single Managers versus Teams - Know Which Works Best for You
When Ann Matthews decided to invest in a mutual fund, the last thing on her mind was how many managers it had: one, two, or even a committee plotting the investment strategy."I just wanted to buy a fund that had performed well and was expected to make...
Why US Lab Is Designing A Bomb No One Asked for Plan Could Threaten Nuclear Nonproliferation
No one in the government asked for it and the Air Force says it does not need it.Yet the Sandia National Laboratory in New Mexico, one of America's nuclear-weapons research facilities, is working on an atomic bomb that would have capabilities beyond...
Women in Prison
A record number of American women - 75,000 - were serving prison sentences last year, the Justice Department reported recently. The number of women in jail or awaiting mandatory sentences increased 9.1 percent over 1995, the study said. What's behind...
Yeltsin's Popular Protege Provides Cover for Reform
When Russian President Boris Yeltsin appointed a charismatic young governor named Boris Nemtsov to a top Cabinet post last March, he was touted as the man to kick start a stagnant national reform effort.As head of the Nizhny Novgorod region 350 miles...
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