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 June 24, 1999

An American Island in a Japanese Sea at Home, It Was Miso Soup and Reverence for the Emperor; at School, It
The five years I spent at the American School in Japan are suffused in a golden glow. Physically I was in Tokyo, but for six hours every weekday I was on an American island in a Japanese sea. From second grade on I made the daily commute myself by streetcar...
'A Parable of Possibility'
Tom Hannon, a Catholic, says he "served an apprenticeship in trying to understand feelings of hatred and revenge." In October 1975, his eldest daughter was on her way home from the movies when she saw the car drive up and the gun come out. She was crippled...
A Prayer for Soldiers Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
The Christian Science Monitor is convinced that prayer is a vital support to soldiers from all nations serving the cause of peace. Here is one prayer:Almighty God,Help these brave men and women feel Your love surrounding them constantly; Your wisdom...
A Reluctant Hero in a Culture of Scandal
BROKE HEART BLUES By Joyce Carol Oates Dutton369 pp., $24.95With "Broke Heart Blues," Joyce Carol Oates does for high school reunions what "Huckleberry Finn" did for the Mississippi. The river had always been winding across America, of course, just as...
Cities Begin to Crack Down on Drive-Through Hiring
At 7:45 a.m., a white four-wheel-drive from Ganzer Construction pulls into the 7-Eleven parking lot, where 50 men - almost all from Mexico - are standing in a light rain. Half a dozen crowd up to the truck's side windows, and then two jump into the back...
Clinton and Yeltsin Agree to Mend Fences, Amend Treaties US and Russian Presidents Opened the Way Sunday to Missile Defense,
Basking in a warm post-Kosovo glow, the presidents of Russia and the United States agreed over the weekend to talks on two divisive issues: proposed changes to the 1972 Antiballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty and reducing strategic nuclear weapons.At the...
Dear Consumer, Please Keep Spending Could the New World Order Lead Back to the Old Financial Crisis?
THE RETURN OF DEPRESSION ECONOMICS By Paul Krugman W.W. Norton 176 pp., $23.95If Paul Krugman had signed off on the manuscript for this small book today rather than in January, he might have sounded a bit less anxious about the world economy.The economic...
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DON'T TALK THAT WAY! Let's say you're the parent of an impressionable young child, whom you don't want viewing gratuitous violence and explicit sex on TV. Such programming can be blocked via the V-chip. But what about violence- or sex-free shows that...
Evidence Mounts: Warming Trend Changes Climate
Indications of man-made global warming continue to appear. It shows up in the latest study that confirms that the 20th century is the warmest century of the millennium. It is reflected in warmer winters around the Northern Hemisphere.Meanwhile in the...
Freedom's Cost Has Been Too High Not the End of History, but the End of 'Unnatural Individualism'
Francis Fukuyama is one of America's most provocative social analysts. His much-discussed 1989 essay, "The End of History," declared that the collapse of Soviet communism eliminated ideological conflict as the engine of historical change. The ultimate...
Las Vegas Water Cops Help the 'Misinformed'
Q: What in heaven's name brought you to Casablanca?A: My health. I came to Casablanca for the waters.Q: Waters? What waters? We're in the desert. A: I was misinformed. THIS exchange between Humphrey Bogart and Claude Rains in the 1942 film "Casablanca"...
Letters
Time to move ahead with Census 2000 I support the spirit of your editorial, that it is time for the Census 2000 to "end partisan bickering" ("The Census, at last," June 10). But I fear you have forwarded some misconceptions.First, the January Supreme...
No Room for Hate
Ethnic violence in the Balkans is a sharp reminder that hate based on religion, race, or other personal characteristics is an evil to be resisted. In Kosovo, there have been reports of heroism as well as horror - Serbian Orthodox monks sheltering Muslim...
Once Insignificant, Now Guarded by NATO at One Checkpoint, Serbs and Ethnic Albanians Cross to Meet
Two United States marines peer into Ramadan Zubaku's blue Peugeot, then wave him on. Mr. Zubaku swerves around a parked armored personnel carrier and passes the checkpoint.Zubaku, an ethnic Albanian shopkeeper from the eastern Kosovar village of Topanic,...
On the Road to a Broader Perspective
ONE YEAR OFF by David Cohen Photographs by Devyani Kamdar Simon & Schuster 320 pp., $24While many dream of abandoning their daily grind to travel the world, trading security for adventure, very few actually do it. Far fewer even entertain such a fantasy...
OODA: Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act
So how does the United States military plan to deal with the threats of cyber-warfare and cyber-terrorism? By completely reengineering itself. That's the opinion of Richard Harknett, associate professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati.To...
Post-Littleton Bid to Revamp Schools as Columbine High Begins Repairs, Nation Rethinks School Design with An
The halls of Columbine High are once again bustling, but not with students. During the next two months, cleanup and construction crews will work to wipe away the reminders of April's shootings, restoring walls pockmarked with bullets and remodeling classrooms...
Power Tilts Further toward States the Supreme Court, in a Series of Far-Reaching Decisions, Reaffirms
The conservative wing of the US Supreme Court has taken another major step in reordering the power balance between the states and federal government.And it has demonstrated its resolve to pursue an aggressive federalist agenda that seeks to rein in the...
Putting Heat on Milosevic Civil Unrest Is the Most Pressing Threat to the Serb Chief, as His
Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has been so effective in his hold on power that even his adversaries have admired his tenaciousness. But now, after the war in Kosovo, several factors are increasing the heat on him.The international tribunal at...
Ratings and Responsibility
Whether it's tougher enforcement of the "R" rating at movie theaters, the film industry's decision to tone down the gunplay in its promos, or efforts in Congress to ban the sale of gory videos, video games, or CDs to buyers under 17, the message is the...
Religious Nationalism in Retreat People of Faith Show Religion Can Be Part of the Solution, Not The
For God and Ulster!" Protestants made this a battle cry early this century when they formed a volunteer force to take control of the north if Parliament gave home rule to Ireland.It became a political mantra in recent decades, as the Rev. Ian Paisley...
Rich Man's Plan Seen as Stingy G-7's Program to Forgive $50 Billion in Debt in 33 Countries Criticized
A new plan by the world's richest nations to cut the official debt of the world's poorest nations is getting bad reviews.On the face of it, the plan announced last weekend in Cologne, Germany, by the G-7 group of industrial nations is aimed at helping...
Sizing Up Political Stripes of First Lady
After exhorting her fellow students to "practice politics as the art of making what appears to be impossible, possible," Hillary Rodham, the first student ever to give a commencement address at Wellesley College, wandered down to nearby Lake Waban to...
Tapping Europe for Solutions to Poverty World Bank, IMF Look for Lessons on How to Put Social Context Into
What do you do, after decades of doling out development aid to third-world countries, and decades of debate about how they should best spend it, when you realize that more people are poverty stricken today than when you started?Or when you note that...
The Cost of Hoop Dreams Let's Admit That the Bottom Line Is Money - Even in College
There's a new and alarming trend in college basketball: young men forgoing college eligibility to enter the pros. Just five years ago only a handful took this option. Last year there were 28; this year 39.Of the 28 underclassmen who entered last year's...
The Latest Antics of the Mainiacs
MOLLIE PEER: OR THE UNDERGROUND ADVENTURE OF THE MOOSEPATH LEAGUE By Van Reid Viking416 pp., $24.95The affable Tobias Walton and the hapless club members of The Moosepath League are back for another misadventure in "Mollie Peer" with a host of new villains...
The Monitor Guide to the Bestsellers
1. THE GREATEST GENERATION, by Tom Brokaw, Random House, $24.95 Tom Brokaw has effectively captured a cross section of World War II veterans and their contemporaries. They revisit their pasts to tell stories of struggle, perseverance, and heroism. He...
Today's Story Line
The West's plans to bring stability to southeast Europe depends on whether Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic stays in power. His popularity has shrunk to 15.6 percent among Serbs, protests are rising, the economy's sinking, and the Orthodox Church wants...
USA
State governments cannot be sued against their will in state courts by people seeking to enforce some federal right, the Supreme Court said in a decision with major implications for states' rights. On a 5-to-4 vote, the justices quashed a state-court...
US-Latin America Policy Running on Empty
Washington's relations with Latin America now appear as good as they've ever been. These ties are largely devoid of conflict, anti- Americanism has diminished sharply, and governments throughout the region seek greater economic cooperation with the US.These...
Wars of the Future. Today the Stealth Battlefields of Information Warfare Series: PART 1 OF A SERIES
For the past three generations of Americans, going to war meant images of Robert E. Lee on horseback, front page stories of a sharpshooting Sergeant York, newsreel footage of Marines storming Guadalcanal, Walter Cronkite interviewing American GIs in...
World
Ignoring President Clinton's appeal, ethnic-Albanian refugees in Macedonia abandoned their tents and streamed home to Kosovo despite the danger of unexploded land mines and bombs. Authorities said only about one-third of the Albanians who'd sheltered...
Young Women Who Raise Their Parents
PHOTO: 1) FLEUR DE LEIGH'S LIFE OF CRIME By Diane Leslie Simon & Schuster 301 pp., $23THE PROFESSOR OF LIGHT By Marina Budhos G.P. Putnam's Sons 254 pp., $23.95Diane Leslie's first novel seems to have rung a bell - or many bells - in the author's native...
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