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 August 29, 2000

A Century Later, 'Lost' Amazon Tribe Reappears ; Last Week Anthropologists Announced That the Naua Still Exist
The last recorded mention of Brazil's Naua people was a 1906 local newspaper headline: "Last Naua woman marries." Since then the Naua were believed to be wiped out by war, disease, and slavery. The memory of the Amazonian jungle tribe survived through...
Bach and Shopping in Leipzig
The world shops in Leipzig, the city where Bach lived and worked as an adult. Professional buyers crowd the shining new Trade Fair Center; amateurs browse the downtown boutiques. Leipzig's shops line the passages under the houses, galleries with stamped...
Clinton Takes US Oil-Price Outrage to the World Stage ; on Africa Tour, He Asks OPEC to Increase Production, Hoping to Woo Voters for Gore
Can high oil prices cause a global recession that will eventually pound the shores of the United States economy? Concern about this possibility is real enough that it's prompted President Clinton to pressure the OPEC oil cartel - once again - to increase...
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AMPLE PROOF THAT THIN IS OUT "They are," says the director of photography for Quelle, the giant international mail-order fashion house, "simply more credible." Who is? Why, male models for its catalogs who have a bit of a front porch instead of the...
Getting at the Roots of Student Apathy
Your Aug. 25 article "At school, race gap widens again" is clear and thoughtful in its assessment of why there is such a gap in academic achievement between black and white high school students. The article saves the most poignant and provocative...
Heckling Is Not Free Speech
IN the upcoming months, it won't just be presidential-campaign season or football season, it will also be heckling season. Whether it's a Democrat or a Republican giving a speech, it's a sure thing there will be hecklers interrupting the political...
More Colleges Sign on for the 'Ripple Effects'
Wherever posse scholars tread, they change the landscape, starting new organizations, getting people talking about topics once taboo, breaking down stereotypes. That's one reason the New York-based Posse Foundation has recently won grants to add...
On the Trail of J.S. Bach ; the Year 2000 Commemorates the 250th Anniversary of the Composer's Death
On the market in Arnstadt stands the statue of a young man with sprawling long legs stuck out to trip you. It's Johann Sebastian Bach at 18. I never liked the traditional Bach portrait of a respectably bewigged jowly burgher with a contented smirk....
Posse Mentor Learned the Hard Way
To say Wil Smith's first semester at Bowdoin was challenging would be like announcing that Maine gets chilly in winter. Mr. Smith had just left the Navy, and was unexpectedly the sole custodial parent of his infant daughter. He missed orientation...
Posse Potential ; United by a Scholarship and a Multicultural Mission, 10 Boston Students Head off to Bowdoin College
Marie Jo Felix arrived at her first-year students' dorm last weekend and began unpacking the tokens of home: a stuffed Eeyore, pictures of friends, Afrocentric gifts from her sister. Bowdoin College is only a few hours' drive from Boston. But its...
Restless West Laments Fire Closures
Far behind the fire lines, in seemingly every corner of Big Sky country, tens of thousands of Westerners are feeling the impact of a conflagration they are unlikely to ever see. Beset by blowing smoke for most of the summer, they're now having to...
Riding the Rails in Northwest Africa ; When There's No Road between Cities, What Do You Do? This Writer Hopped on Top of Rail Cars Carrying Iron Ore
Train travel, it is said, is romantic. I have been on trains that conjured up images of Cary Grant evading pursuers in a fold-away bed, later falling back into the same in the arms of the movie's heroine. The iron-ore train in the interior of Mauritania...
Taiwan's Anti-'Black-Gold' Crusade ; Trying to Live Up to the Promises That Got It Elected, Chen Government Pursues Corruption
A problem of epic proportions often needs a hero, or at least someone who resembles one. For Taiwan, that problem is systemic corruption, and the man to solve it - at least in the public's eyes - is Minister of Justice Chen Ding-nan. Mr. Chen heads...
The Defining Debates
SINCE I WAS AT RINGSIDE when the only knockout punch in a presidential debate was delivered (Kennedy whipping Nixon in 1960), I am often asked about what I saw from close up. First, was it really a knockout? Yes, but this outcome wasn't apparent on...
The Gratitude Game ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Have you played it? It's a game for one person or for a carload. Someone begins, "I'm grateful to God for...." And he or she shares something. Then the next person gives gratitude for something. This goes on for 5 minutes or until you reach your destination,...
This Trip's for the Birds ; Two Species - Avian and Human - Find Enjoyment on the Shores of Cape May, N.J
Two clichs: Travel broadens, and birds of a feather flock together. Linked, they represent one of the hottest trends in the travel industry - small groups of bird-watchers making one- to five-day trips. Americans have taken to birding like migrating...
Towering Troubles in Russia ; A Second Highly Visible Disaster Has Sent Russian Pride Up in Pessimistic Smoke
It wasn't the fact that one of Moscow's most famous landmarks and Europe's tallest structure was ablaze. Or that television sets here have been tuning in nothing but gray static since Sunday evening. What demoralized many Russians more was that...
Trip Tips
Tips and souvenirs "I've found coins - especially unusual ones such as Kennedy halves or the new dollar coins - to be a popular treat as tips for kind service," writes Pat Brady Kempf of Pinellas Park, Fla. "Also, special souvenirs I collect in my...
Unsettling Prelude to Yugoslav Vote ; as the Sept. 24 Election Nears, One of Slobodan Milosevic's Best- Known Critics Has Vanished
Hopes are dwindling in the Yugoslav capital that former Serbian President Ivan Stambolic, Slobodan Milosevic's estranged mentor, will reappear after he vanished Friday while out on a morning jog. Mr. Stambolic was once Serbia's most powerful politician...
USA
The nation's personal savings rate hit a a negative 0.2 percent in July - the lowest since the Commerce Department began tracking the index on a monthly basis in 1959. The reading came about because Americans' personal incomes rose a modest 0.3 percent...
Vigilance without Fear
A GENERAL ho-hum complacency seemed to greet the latest Justice Department report showing a record drop in violent crime. Everyone knows crime, like inflation, is down. What's to celebrate? Plenty. Over the past quarter century, the United States...
'We'll Leave the Light on for You' ; N. California's Brightest Escape
It's not every hot tub that offers a view of frolicking seals, otters, sea lions, sharks, and even an occasional whale. This is indeed the high point of a stay at Hi-Pigeon Point Lighthouse, an hour south of San Francisco. The majestic 115-foot-tall...
What a Difference a Time Zone Makes ; as Wayne County Prepares to Move to Eastern Time, Many Residents Are Loath to See 'Slow Time' Go
TIME seems to move a little slower here in Wayne County. Retired factory workers fill the billiard hall down in Monticello at lunchtime, and countryside tobacco-curing barns mark time by the season, not days or minutes. But the times are changing...
Whose Family? the Revolt of the Child-Free
Les Walker doesn't have anything against kids. Neither does his wife, Cheri. They just don't want any of their own. Until recently, that would have qualified the 30-something Walker and his wife as a "childless" couple. The Walkers, though, see themselves...
Who Will Repair Schools?
DESPITE an intense focus on education by both presidential candidates, schools remain mostly a local concern, and should be. Key decisions and all but a fraction of education money come from state and local taxpayers. But as Republican challenger...
Why Nader Country Might Count ; the Green Party Won't Win the White House, but It Could Sway Enough Voters Here to Change Who Does
It's called the "upper left coast" - that 800-mile stretch from San Francisco Bay to Puget Sound. And along with its spectacular scenery, it probably has more political progressives per square mile than any place this side of Harvard Square. This...
Wolves in the Backyard
When Joni Soffron sits at her kitchen table in the morning and gazes out the window, she is greeted by a pack of wild wolves. But she does not scream and spill her cereal, because it's an everyday occurrence here at Wolf Hollow, a privately owned wolf-...
World
The fire that gutted the world's second-tallest building was contained by emergency crews in Moscow, but even President Vladimir Putin lamented its effect on Russian pride. Three people were believed dead in the 1,772-foot-high Ostankino TV tower,...
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