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 November 1, 1999

A Bowler Contemplates a Golfing Son
I grew up in a world that divided people into two classes: bowlers and golfers. In my working-class New Jersey neighborhood, bowling carried the day. My dad longed for Friday night at the alley as a deer longs for running water. Golfing was unheard...
A Corporate Couple, Drawn by School Bells
When one person switches careers, it takes work. When two people in the same household switch careers, it takes coordination. And that's exactly what the Kings have done. For years, both had dreamed of leaving their corporate jobs and becoming teachers....
A High-Tech Bath Buoys Hygiene Craze
If you think you know a thing or two about clean living, put down that glass of milk and listen up, because a small Japanese company has news for you. They aren't interested in your morals. They're after the mold that might be growing between your toes....
A Last Hurrah for Urban Liberals? ; Mayoral Elections This Week Signal a Growing Wave of Big- Cityconservatism
It felt like old times the other day when the Rev. Jesse Jackson hit the campaign trail here on behalf of Mayor Willie Brown, running hard for reelection tomorrow. Seeming to recall better days for urban liberals and connecting Mr. Brown with that past,...
A Need for Speed
Today's convergence devices represent the beginning of the "third generation" of wireless, says communications consultant William Bane. But the third generation is less a fundamental change in technology as it is an increase in speed that will change...
A Quest for Guaranteed Returns with Little Money
Q I want to invest in something that would allow interest earnings to stack up for about five years without losing my initial investment. I also don't want to pay any major penalties if I need to withdraw the money before the end of the time period....
Argentina Keeps a Global Focus ; Elected Oct. 24, President De la Rua Plans to Reorient Argentina Fromthe US to Western Europe
When President Clinton wrote a letter recently wishing happy trails to outgoing Argentine President Carlos Menem, the gesture marked more than just the golf-buddy friendship the two leaders have struck up. The letter was acknowledgment of a special...
A Simple Approach to a Complex (but Key) Pamphlet
Mothers almost always get it right: Before you head off to school, they implore, comb your hair and tie your shoelaces. Before going to bed, floss, bring the cat in, and flip off the lights. That's one reason attorney Thomas Lemke was so determined...
Better Elections ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Tomorrow will be a "quiet" election day in the United States. On the other hand, next year's election promises to be anything but. Let's hope that in the many months of campaigning to come, private lives don't turn into public caricatures, in which...
Bracing for a US Banking Overhaul
Ralph Nader is concerned that the "financial modernization" legislation moving through Congress will lead to "the most massive" consolidation of financial power in the 20th century. The bill, S-900, is hundreds of pages long. And few people, even among...
Change Is in the Air ... and on Counters, in Closets
This morning I found a shiny dime between two clean, folded towels in the linen cupboard, of all places. I wasn't surprised. Though money is said to talk, at our house it walks (and rolls, and apparently climbs) into drawers, closets, and corners; onto...
EgyptAir Crash: Search for Its Lessons Begins
The scene is eerily familiar: grim officials beginning the task of finding out why a plane-full of people has dropped into the ocean. This time it's a foreign carrier, an EgyptAir Boeing 767 with 214 people on their way from New York's John F. Kennedy...
Falun Gong Protests China's Legal Sanctions ; China Brands Group an 'Evil Religion' Saturday, and Prepares Trial Offour Leaders
China's detention and torture of Falun Gong followers, and continued public protests by members of the spiritual movement, are raising the stakes over the rights of the banned group to practice their beliefs. Yesterday the Beijing government said four...
Howls over Wolves' Return ; Many People Welcomed the Idea of Wolves in the French Alps, but Toshepherds It's a Catastrophe
High on the sunlit uplands of the French Alps, amid juniper bushes and marmot burrows, a scattered flock of sheep graze peacefully on the last of the summer pasture under their shepherd's watchful eye. Little do they know that lurking nearby is a pack...
In Mexico, US Industry Finds Uncertainty ; American and Mexican Officials Compromise on Controversial Tax Plan,but Long-Term Issues Remain
For more than a decade, they have been the factory setup of choice for American corporations seeking out cheap labor and proximity to the mammoth US market. Known as maquiladoras, they are industrial plants south of the US- Mexico border which use local...
In New York 'Spectacle,' Jousting and Jabbing Begin
On a drug-ridden corner in the aging industrial city of Troy in upstate New York, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani touts his success in fighting crime in his great downstate metropolis. It's a topic he rarely tires of, but last week he gave it a new twist. "Maybe...
Is Simplicity Necessary in This Era of Abundance?
Americans want to simplify their lives. We want more balance, calm, control. We want less chaos, clutter, and competition for the cultural brass rings of fame and fortune. Some statistics validate a yearning for the simple life. Demographer John P....
No Senate Holds Barred?
Thank you for the editorial "The Senate's little kings" (Oct. 29). I had only a passing acquaintance with this practice of placing holds on legislation and nominees. No wonder government doesn't work well. How frustrating it would be to a Senate committee...
Pastous: Dogs in Sheep's Clothing
The pastou is not so much a sheep dog as a dogsheep. White, woolly, and normally docile, the Great Pyrenean mountain dog, to give the animal its formal title, hardly looks the sort of beast to see off a marauding wolf. But appearances can be deceptive....
Pat Buchanan's Declaration of Independence
Pat Buchanan has signed his declaration of independence. He did it with an appeal to a new patriotism - fittingly enough, as patriotism and political independence have been linked since the American Revolution. His announcement is big news on the political...
Sitting out May Come with a Price
Even with prices of computers, cell-phones, and other high-tech gadgets going down, not everyone has been swept up by the technology revolution. In the United States, a few people in rural areas remain left out by distance. And many have been relegated...
Take Investing 101, without the Classroom ; More Web Sites Emerge Offering Courses to Computer-Savvy Warren Buffettwanna-Bes
When it comes to high finance, college is only a click away. On the Internet, that is. Thanks to continuing advances in interactive computer technologies, scores of junior colleges, four-year universities, business trade groups, and market-linked Web...
The Wild World of Wireless ; How Consumers Can Master a Multitude of Powerful, Portable, All-In- Onetools
Time was, more gadgets hanging on your belt conveyed more power, status, and a cutting-edge image. Today that Batman-utility-belt look is about as cutting edge as a pocket protector. More people crave the freedom of all-in-one wireless communicators,...
Today's Story Line:
China's taking its crackdown on the Falun Gong religious sect to another level. Four of the group's leaders will be tried under a new, stricter law. Argentina's leadership change means a change in its US relationship. Talks begin today in Oslo, Norway,...
Train Up a Teacher
What makes a good teacher? That question goes back at least as far as Socrates sessions with the young men of Athens. It's being asked anew by Americans concerned about the quality of public education in their country and worried about a coming national...
USA
An EgyptAir plane with 214 people on board crashed at sea off Nantucket on a flight from New York to Cairo. Early search efforts found debris and at least one body in waters off the Massachusetts island. EgyptAir Flight 990, a Boeing 767, originated...
What's Behind Another Ambassador Delay ; Latest Controversy over Moseley-Braun Nomination Points Up Helms'spower
Sen. Jesse Helms has been called the black hole of ambassadorial nominations. That's because diplomatic hopefuls often disappear when they start moving through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee he chairs. The Republican from North Carolina has...
Where Going to the Mall Is an Education ; Cambodia's First Shopping Mall Is a Respite from the Heat and Hazardsof the Capital's Streets, as Well as a Place to One-Stop Shop
Most American mallgoers wouldn't recognize Parkway Square Mall: It's tall with no sprawl. At four stories, it rises above most buildings in the city, not including the golden spires of nearby Buddhist temples. A bowling alley, mini concert hall, health...
Wild Card in Syria-Israel Peacemaking: Hizbullah ; Syria's Ability to Prevent the Guerrillas from Attacking Israeli Forcesis Unclear
Among the most effective "cards" that Syria has ever played is one that it doesn't fully control: Islamic Hizbullah guerrillas in southern Lebanon, who with Syria's help and Iran's backing are winning their fight against Israel's occupation there. Syria...
World
A week of silent protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square by followers of the banned Falun Gong movement appeared to be over. Masses of people circulated there yesterday, under the watchful eyes of uniformed and plainclothes security forces, but no incidents...
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