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 February 24, 1999

Across the US, New Doubts Surface on Death Penalty Release of Innocent Man from Illinois's Death Row Heightens Nationaldebate
In the realm of the death penalty, 1999 has so far been a remarkable year.In numerous states, the ultimate punishment is under fresh attack - on moral, legal, and even diplomatic grounds.It's giving new hope to opponents of executions. They see the attacks...
Ambivalence about Khmer Rouge Trials
As the international community presses for trials of the architects of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, Cambodians have mixed emotions about the prospects for the nation surviving such a pursuit of justice.It is mainly foreigners - who wouldn't be here...
An Economic Vision: Silicon States as They Meet in Washington, Governors Discuss Future Prosperity - Andsome Look to Silicon Valley as a Model
Northern California's Silicon Valley is famous around the world. Its concentration of high-tech jobs has made it the envy of economic planners everywhere.But is it too small? Or, more accurately, does it need to keep expanding rapidly if it is to remain...
A Vegetarian Sprouts
Our youngest daughter, the animal lover, recently declared herself a vegetarian.Since her major food groups to date consisted of macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, and the odd cauliflower sprig (certainly nothing green), I wondered what had prompted...
Big Power To-Do List
Europeans and Americans have major choices to focus on close to home. But their leaders shouldn't ignore some good news and worries in Asia.In Europe there's Kosovo, Germany's disarray on nuclear power plants, and whether to choose a strong euro or more...
Big Question, Short Answer in Big Sur
Along the central California coast is a place called Big Sur. Supposedly isolated, it is linked to the rest of the county by a single two-lane scenic road. In a hundred miles of this rugged, wild coast lived perhaps 300 people fulltime when I moved there...
Clinton's Role in Heightening Sexual-Harassment Debate Women's Rights Activists and Legal Experts Divided on Scandal Impact
Never before has the chief executive of the United States been so deeply and personally embroiled in the issue of sexual misconduct in the workplace.On matters of policy - apart from his personal behavior - Bill Clinton receives high marks from women's...
Exotic Houseplants with Attitude Time to Kiss Grandma's African Violets Goodbye
Kangaroo paws and monkey pod raintrees sound like untamed flora that should be sprouting in the outback or in a steamy jungle. Wrong.These and other exotic house plants are wrapping their fabulous foliage around armchairs across America. They're greening...
Haute Designs, Low Prices Housewares Get the Designer Touch from Such Names as Michael Graves andMartha Stewart
Glad in a Nike baseball cap, Nancy Davis fondles a Michael Graves aluminum vase."It's modern, but clean modern," observes the Portland, Ore., resident. She regrets that the quirky housewares weren't available at Target before her recent wedding. A teakettle...
India-Pakistan Progress
To move diplomacy forward, non-diplomatic steps are often required. For China and the US in 1971, it was Ping-Pong. More recently, for India and Pakistan, it was a cricket match and a bus ride.On Feb. 20, Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee inaugurated...
It's Time to Name Names Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Every year I visit a particular city, and each time I stay in the same hotel. There are nicer facilities in the town. In fact, there's one directly across the street. Still, I choose this one place because they know me and make me feel welcomed.The second...
Nigeria Reclaims Democracy
One of Africa's giants, Nigeria, is on track toward a political turnaround that could give fresh hope to the whole continent. The coming presidential election, Feb. 27, will be crucial.Nigeria's new leader will have to knit together a perennially fractious...
Now for Real Results in South Asia Indian Prime Minister's First Visit in a Decade to Neighbor Pakistanyields Promise of Improved Talks
In South Asia's most surprising peace summit in more than a decade, a quick and relatively unnoticed stop by India's prime minister at an Eiffel Tower-styled monument in Lahore, Pakistan may have been its most significant moment.Informal comments Feb....
Oh Give Me a Home, Where the Prairie Dogs Can Roam A PLAN TO RELOCATE THE RODENTS - RATHER THAN EXTERMINATE THEM - HAS RUN AFOUL OF RURAL INHABITANTS
Life out west isn't easy for the prairie dog.Most people consider them nothing but cute pests - and some would debate the "cute" part. But last November, in a crusade that perhaps could only take place in Boulder, Colo., environmentalists tried to set...
Quick Fix for Protruding Nails in Wallboard, and a Plea for Humanesolutions to Garden Pests
Q. After many years, the nails in our plasterboard walls are popping out. How can they be repaired so the wall is smooth again?- A.N., Hingham, Mass.A. The smaller the hole or dimple, the easier it is to hide, says Howard Clark, a licensed construction...
Sensitive Step-Parenting While Dealing with Those Banana Peels
When Marvin, a British expatriate and widower announced to his five children, ages 10 to 20, that he and I would marry, they accepted the news politely, the youngest paying me something of a compliment by saying, "I hope the food will be better." Marvin...
Set a Stage for Cambodian Justice
Twenty years ago, I worked as a volunteer at refugee camps along the Thai-Cambodia border. One incident, in particular, is a stark reminder for me of the tragedy millions of Cambodians have suffered in the past three decades. While I was assisting a...
'Smart' Toys Interact with Kids and TV
The nature of child's play may be at a crossroads. Kids may no longer need to speak in low, gravely voices as they pretend to be an action figure. The latest generation of "smart" toys can speak for themselves. But is smarter better for children?Consider...
Suggestions for Radio Free Asia
At the end of last year, the Chinese government sentenced Zhang Shanguang to 10 years in jail for providing information to Radio Free Asia (RFA) on labor protests inside China. The charge: providing intelligence to a foreign organization.Chinese Foreign...
Talks Pause to Gather Support Ethnic Albanians May Sign Deal within Two Weeks. Next Meeting in Franceis Set for March 15
The agreement of ethnic Albanian leaders to sign an internationally sponsored peace accord for Kosovo in two weeks appears aimed at building enough popular support for the plan that rebel hard-liners would be forced to accept it.The decision on Feb....
Teenagers with a Cause Defy Stereotypes Teenagers Are Spearheadingefforts to Make a Difference
Youth, Oscar Wilde observed, is America's oldest tradition, adding, "It has been going on now for 300 years." But continuity is no guarantee of approval, and youth continues to be a tradition burdened by ambivalence. Generation after generation of former...
The Barrow Necessities
Talking of wheels, it seems to me that some of the plotters only look fully themselves when their arms are extended into something wheelbarrow-shaped. Horticulturally speaking, what goes together like a gardener-and-barrow? You can't have one without...
USA
President Clinton met with congressional leaders of both parties for the first time in 19 months. All sides promised to work together despite partisan bitterness generated by the recent impeachment battle.The US economy is performing admirably and "should...
Where's the Beef? A Veggie-Burger Taste Test Tries Our Testers' Tastebuds
After sampling seven brands of meatless burgers, most Monitor taste-panel volunteers were left demanding: "Where's the beef?"Indeed, most were so unimpressed, they left early in search of the literal and metaphorical meat lacking from their lunch.Among...
World
Agreement on substantial autonomy for Kosovo was reached at the peace talks near Paris, diplomats from the six-nation Contact Group announced. In a statement read by French Foreign Minister Hubert Vedrine, they said new talks on implementing the accord...
World Strives to Purify Olympic Flame
If Zeus could see them now.Given the lasting furor around the International Olympic Committee, the gods of Greek mythology might lumber down from Mt. Olympus to rekindle the spirit in which the Games were begun.As it is, modern Greece is making an effort...

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