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 December 4, 1997

A Dubious Decision
Janet Reno has made her decision, but we can't help wishing she had heeded FBI chief Louis Freeh. Mr. Freeh was reported to have counseled the attorney general to appoint an independent counsel to look into allegations of wrongdoing by high administration...
Aiming Higher Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Instead of nodding off for a nap, the carpoolers found themselves in a lively session of Monday morning quarterbacking. Only it wasn't the big game they were intent on, but the office place (in particular their own) and the churches.In the office, they...
Argentina's 'Dirty War' Laundry May Get a Public Airing A Legal Loophole May Give the Victims of Pardoned Officers Their Day in Court
Just when Argentina's "dirty war" seemed to be fading into the past, a human rights lawyer has found a legal loophole to bring pardoned military officers to trial.Last month, Alberto Pedroncini filed a lawsuit on behalf of the relatives of 13 people...
Catching Up with 'Steverino,' TV's Pioneering Comedian
Steve Allen is no longer a television mainstay, a comedian nonpareil who wows audiences with his flair for improvisation. But that doesn't mean this multitalented performer is looking for things to do. "I do 12 things every day," says a still-vigorous...
Cicely Tyson's 'Ms. Scrooge' Adds New Layers to Tale the Actress Used to Playing Noble Women Relished Her New Role
'A Christmas Carol," the classic ghost story by Charles Dickens, continues to haunt the season and speak about individual transformation. The tale of nasty old Scrooge and his spirited redeemers has been told and retold, adapted, modified, and even reconstructed...
Couples Try Harder to Stay Wed Marriage Ed
Three years ago, Jo and John Kellen's 17-year marriage was in serious trouble."We were really having a difficult time in our relationship and growing further and further apart," says Mrs. Kellen. "We couldn't talk to each other. Rather than have a conversation,...
Feisty Unions Drag Feet on Road to Free Market for Israelis
Until this July, there was only one phone company, Bezek, for all of Israel. A call to the United States cost more than a dollar a minute.Then, a funny thing happened to Israeli phone bills. The telecommunications industry was opened to competition,...
Gone Are the Days When Women Were Hemmed in by the Power Suit Dresses, Pants, and Softer, More Feminine Looks Are Acceptable in Even the Most Conservative Offices
When Donna Antonacci began working in investment banking, her boss told her something that stuck in her mind: "Only secretaries wear pants."Today, 12 years later, Ms. Antonacci is an assistant vice president at an asset management firm, and, guess what?...
High Court Considers Whether Government Workers Have Right to Lie
According to the old story about the cherry tree, Founding Father George Washington could not tell a lie. Should government policy ignore or even perpetuate on-the-job lying by federal employees?That's the question the United States Supreme Court is...
History and Memory Appear More Alive in Black and White
A MARITIME ALBUM: 100 PHOTOGRAPHS AND THEIR STORIESPhotograph selection and introductionby John Szarkowski Essays by Richard Benson MARINERS' MUSEUM AND YALE U PRESS 245 pp., $39.95 A VANISHED WORLD By Roman Vishniac Farrar Strauss & Giroux 180 pp.,...
Immigration as Environmental Issue
Are immigrants to the United States potential allies in the fight to stem pollution and resource depletion around the world? Or are they a big reason for environmental degradation and growing consumption in America?It is a moral and political debate...
Israel Grows beyond Its Socialist Roots but Yesterday's Strike Shows Not All Want Free Market Series: First of Two Parts on Israel's Historic Shift to Market Economy
Israel's government- and state-run businesses - which account for nearly half of the country's output - ground to a halt yesterday as a powerful federation of labor unions called a general strike to protest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's economic...
Is Same-Sex Harassment Illegal? High Court Weighs Whether Civil Rights Law Applies to Cases of Men Threatening Men
Twice in the past decade the US Supreme Court has spelled out clearly that sexual harassment is a civil rights violation that Americans can sue over. Those landmark rulings, however, dealt with grievances between men and women.What does the law say when...
It's Black and Chic and Seen All Over
The Little Black DressBy Amy Holman EdelmanSimon & Schuster 160 pp., $30 Women owe a great debt of gratitude to the little black dress. With or without pearls, it gets us through business meetings and on to holiday parties. It forgives us for all the...
Kentucky Shooting Spree Is Exception amid Safer Schools This Week's Tragedy at a Rural High School Belies US Trend of Less Violence and Crime on Campus
When Michael Carneal walked into his West Paducah, Ky., high school this week and fired 10 shots at classmates gathered for a prayer meeting, he not only sent shock waves through his small community. He also renewed a debate about the safety of schools...
Korea Bailout Jimmies Open Hermit Nation $55 Billion IMF Deal, Signed Yesterday, Forces Koreans to Accept Foreigners in Economy. Series: Seoul Police Hold Back Stockholders Yesterday Who Demanded the Government Shut Down the Stock Exchange to Stop Further Declines in Share Prices. after Decades of High Economic Growth, Koreans Are Shocked at Their Nation's Sudden Decline. BY AHN YOUNG-JOON/AP
Everybody does their little part. If you've got a dollar, a mark, or a yen, you can drop it in a collection bucket around Seoul, and contribute to the nation's dwindled foreign reserves.But saying it's a drop in the bucket is an understatement.A $55...
Letters
Antismoking Efforts Need More Than MoneyAs an eight-year veteran of California's Proposition 99-funded, statewide tobacco- control program, I wholeheartedly agree with the premise of "Wind Shift in California's Battle Against Teen Smoking" (Nov. 28).California's...
Malls Quietly Boost Safety from Social Workers to Horse Patrols, Goal Is Unruffled Patrons
Each day across America, legions of security officers at thousands of shopping malls attempt a balancing act that rivals a circus high-wire act. Not only must they ensure that bag-laden patrons feel entirely safe, but they must do it in a way that doesn't...
Many Voices, One Worthy Cause This Season, Top Musicians Join Efforts to Produce Albums for Charity
Part of the magic of Christmas comes from surprises. Nothing beats an outlandish gift you never would have thought to get for yourself. This season, music listeners can expect the same rush of surprise from the eclectic mix of holiday releases.Fewer...
My Brilliant Career: Collections of Solo Work
A CAREER IN PHOTOGRAPHYBy Irving PennBulfinch Press 192 pp., $60 GORDON PARKS: HALF PAST AUTUMN A Retrospective By Gordon Parks Bulfinch Press 360 pp., $65 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ON ASSIGNMENT USA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDITED BY PRIIT VESILIND 336 pp., $50...
Pictures That Made History before It Was History
History, to paraphrase a saying, is in the eye of the beholder. What unites these books is the exclusive use of black-and-white photography. As viewers, we are not lulled by flashy color: We can instead focus on content, composition, and tone. The editors...
Picturing the Card, Then and Now
As a mother of two small boys, I now know why my mom took us to a professional photographer for our annual Christmas-card picture. I have entered that parenting phase that might have been known back then as the "Dennis the Menace" zone. Around our house,...
Solemn Tribute to the Shots Seen Round the World A Camera's Viewfinder Becomes a Window into History, Travel, and Art in These Photography Books for Holiday Giving
Requiem: By the Photographers Who Died in Vietnam and IndochinaRandom House336 pp., $65 They were brave. And ambitious. They were often young. And idealistic. They were the combat photographers who hurled themselves into harm's way to cover the Vietnam...
Stumbling in the Rush to Judgment
I often remind my kids, 14 and 16, not to stereotype people. Kids have a tendency to do that. So do parents, for that matter. I've also moved from the particular to the general faster than you can say, "Those with a tongue stud need not apply."But every...
Travel Books Can Take You There
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES IN NEW ENGLANDPhotographs by Len RubensteinThames and Hudson 208 pp., $40 FOOD MARKETS OF THE WORLD By Neilli Sheffer and Mimi Sheraton Harry N. Abrams 204 pp., $35 GREECE FROM THE AIR Photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand...
Two Tomes Set the Tone for US Dinner Bells the Reissue of a Pair of Classic Cookbooks Have American Cooks Smacking Their Lips
Joy of CookingIrma S. Rombauer, Marion Rombauer Becker, and Ethan BeckerScribner 1,136 pp., $30 The New Making of a Cook Madeleine Kamman William Morrow & Co. 1,228 pp., $40 By the time the holidays roll around, home cooks have already dusted off their...
US Congress Sees Danger in Asia Bailout Spiraling Cost of Rescue Packages Overseas Could Threaten Pocketbooks of US Taxpayers
In an effort to restore stability, South Korea yesterday reluctantly adopted harsh economic reforms. But even as it bites the bullet, a critical US Congress is voicing increasing opposition to just this kind of bailout.A key US lawmaker says the Clinton...
What's On
PICK OF THE WEEKTitanic - Untold StoriesWednesday, Dec. 10, 8-9 p.m. (Discovery) TV highlights for the week of Dec. 6-12. All times are Eastern; check local listings. Ratings are listed for shows when available. SATURDAY - 12/6 NCAA Football (ABC, 1-11...
When US Won't Pay UN, Both Come Up Losers
Talk about humble pie....Late in October, Hans Corell, the chief legal officer of the United Nations, welcomed guests at a working lunch in the UN delegates' dining room. He thanked governments and American private foundations that had paid their air...
While Capitol 'Mice' Are Away, Will Clinton Play? with Congress Afield, President Toys with a 'Recess Appointment' and the Line-Item Veto
Just because Congress is out of town doesn't mean President Clinton and Hill Republicans stop sparring.Even from far afield, GOP lawmakers on recess feel compelled to keep one watchful eye on Mr. Clinton - wondering which of the wrenches in his toolbox...
Yes, Congressional Junkets Can Even Be Useful
Congress is in recess, and its members are scattered around the world. These much-criticized junkets take a lot of heat they don't wholly deserve.On balance, congressional travel is useful. A few members manage to go abroad without learning anything,...

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