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 May 21, 1998

20 Words of Hope
Voters in Northern Ireland head to polls tomorrow to cast a ballot on a simple 20-word question: "Do you support the agreement reached in the multiparty talks on Northern Ireland and set out in Command Paper 3883?"What they say about that dull-sounding...
After Bank Bust, Mexico Says US Must Settle Own Account Biggest Drug-Money Laundering Bust in US History Was Announced on Monday
The folks living in glass houses up North are throwing stones again. So says a rising chorus of Mexican businessmen and politicians in the wake of the arrest of scores of Mexican bankers in the United States in what US officials are calling the country's...
Apple Computer on the Mend through Innovation and Fun
Amid all the hubbub over Microsoft's legal woes, you might have missed this positive note: The Mac is back.That's right. The Macintosh computer and its creator, Apple Computer, are on the mend after years of declining market share and leadership uncertainty....
Backstage at the New England Aquarium
At 8 a.m., an hour before the New England Aquarium opens, Skip Schneider and his coworkers are armed with spray bottles, attacking the mundane but important job of polishing the glass to create crystal-clear views for visitors of the aquarium's collection.Mr....
Birdman of the Outback an Australian Devoted His Life to Recording the Sounds of Vanishing Animals
In one of the world's last, great frontiers, an Australian bushman is racing against time and the encroachment of people to preserve the natural music of the outback.John Hutchinson has earned an international reputation for his recordings of rare Australian...
Cheesemaking Blues Give Whey to Better Days
Recently I sent a photograph of my front porch smothered by a sweet autumn clematis to my friend Doris. She remarked about the stunning tangle of flowers and then added, "I see that you have a French-blue door. It reminds me of the ones I saw in Brittany."Having...
Chinese Dollars
It's hardly the open-and-shut case that Newt Gingrich describes. But charges of illegal foreign contributions to the Democratic Party in 1996 have taken on fresh solidity.Recent press reports, including this week's by Monitor writers Kevin Platt and...
Date with a Manners Maven Reporter's Etiquette Is on the Table When Taking Letitia Baldrige to Dine
Tonight I have a dinner date with a sophisticated older woman - who will be grading me on my manners.She is Letitia Baldrige, former White House social secretary to Jackie Kennedy; author of 14 books on etiquette, and a maven of American manners.Her...
Embattled Milosevic Opens Another Front Serb Strongman's Removal of Montenegro's Premier Monday Plays into Anger with Belgrade - and Desire for Independence
Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has survived war in Bosnia, civil unrest in Belgrade, and a guerrilla movement in Kosovo.But now the Balkans power broker faces one of the most dangerous confrontations of his remarkable 10-year political career.On...
For Hmong Farmers, Help Wilts
The concrete steps up to Chia Pao Chang's house are crumbling so badly it's probably wiser to hike up the hill around them to get to the front door.The living room is furnished with an old couch and bench seats from a van. In the next room, a shamanic...
Governor's Race Shakes Hawaii's Liberal Base Maui Mayor Makes Bid to Become State's First Republican Governor in Three Decades
Linda Lingle grew up in a staunchly Democratic family in St. Louis. Her first job in Hawaii was to publish a union newspaper on the island of Molokai. So it's more than a little ironic that the Maui mayor is now the best chance for Hawaii's Republicans...
Greening of Appalachia's Strip Mines New Plan Would Reclaim Abandoned Pits Using Sludge from Coal- Burning Power Plants
Standing on the edge of a gaping 22-acre landfill, Russ Tippett and Jack Cline watch a conveyor belt continuously dump gray sludge into a pile. In it, they see the future of southeastern Ohio - and of coal-burning regions around the world.Their goal...
Hmong Seek More Recognition for Helping US
That was no ordinary queue of veterans, 3,000 of them plus their families, waiting to pay their respects at the Vietnam War Memorial here last week.They were Hmong and Laotian fighters, recruits in the United States' secret war against the communists...
How These Expressions Became Cat's Phrases
Who would believe that the furry, leaf-munching caterpillar has feline origins? But it does. Its name derives from the Old French chatte pelouse (hairy cat), a rather fanciful stretch of the imagination. But that's not all. The English word "piller"...
If Asteroids Drop in, Will We See Them Coming? Today, Congress Looks at How to Avoid Hollywood's Asteroid- Meets-Earth Scenarios
The films are vintage Hollywood, but the villains - comets and asteroids - are plucked from the pages of Earth's geologic past.As moviegoers flock to theaters to see Earth and its inhabitants take it on the chin in "Deep Impact" and await the release...
Indians, Environmentalists Vow Rough Water for Chile Dam
The Bio-Bio River in central Chile runs through a breathtaking valley of jagged canyons, dense forests, fertile meadows, and snow- capped volcanoes.It also runs through the ancestral lands of Nicolasa Quintreman, a Pehuenche Indian. And therein lies...
Letters
Congress and Foreign Policy: a Bad Mix?The essay, "Religious Freedom - The Often Forgotten Right" (May 12) by Sen. Don Nickles is all wrong. While I firmly believe that we all have certain fundamental rights as stated in our Declaration of Independence,...
New Mexico Nuke Dump Fine with Most Neighbors after a Long Legal Fight, Storage Site Will Receive Its First Loads of Radioactive Waste
Like most folks here, Kent Frink doesn't worry about the newly certified nuclear-waste dump 26 miles south of town. In fact, it's the reason he bought the Sidekicks Diner last year."The more people we get in this town, the more people I feed," says Mr....
Paying for College Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Maybe you've been accepted into a college, or are about to be. You're probably making financial aid applications. I hope you're getting the answers you need, but there's help for you even if it doesn't look like you have enough money. I know this from...
Poland's 'Return to Europe' Is a Plunge into Modernity
The Polish countryside is always about one epoch behind the times. Now that Poland is free, its countryside is once again out of step. Just as Polish peasants once refused communism, now they resist capitalism.Under communism, Polish farmers were the...
Should Limits on Age Halt a Pilot's Career in Mid-Flight?
Until this week, a group of older commercial-airline pilots held out hope that the friendly skies would become friendlier to their presence in the cockpit.The pilots wanted the Supreme Court to overturn a Federal Aviation Administration rule that forces...
Spring's Dining Table Reaches Its Full Bounty
During spring, nature rolls out a lush green welcome carpet and invites us to her table.Each week some new treasure springs from this seasonal bounty. For those of us who love good food, each delectable arrival merits its own celebration.Spring foods...
Stark Power Plays in Indonesia A Troop Buildup in Jakarta Prevented a Mass Rally Yesterday. Students Kept Vigil
One had to wonder where all these troops were last week, when rioters burned and battered their way through the streets of Indonesia's capital.Yesterday, the country's military rid the Jakarta city center of just about everyone not wearing a uniform....
Streamlining the Regulatory Tangle
The perennial debate on expanding or curtailing government regulation of economic activity continues unabated. Issues ranging from global warming to workplace diversity ensure that this area of public policy remains controversial. Under the circumstances,...
The Greener Grass Awaits
Anyone who has ever brushed up against an electric fence knows why cows respect the things. One barely visible strand suffices to keep our herd off the rain-soaked pastures until we feed them the very last scraps of our winter hay. The cows take all...
The Inside Scoop on Family Vacation Spots Readers Respond
By the time Martha Barkley was done sharing her ideas about family vacations with the Monitor, she had run out of room on a couple of recycled sheets of paper and signed her letter on the envelope flap.Such enthusiasm was reflected in letters and e-mail...
The Largest Anti-Suharto Protest Ever
After years of watching his students protest government policy, Professor Tumirin decided it was finally time to join them.Wednesday the engineer took a black marker to his white fishing hat and emblazoned it with the word "reform." Heading to Gadjah...
The News in Brief
The USThe issue of high-technology exports to China gave new life to the House inquiry into campaign fund-raising. Speaker Newt Gingrich named Rep. Chris Cox (R) of California to chair a new select panel to take over the probe. Meanwhile, the House voted...
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