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 25, 1997

A British Family Divides as Hong Kong Returns to China
Kowloon TongBy Paul TherouxHoughton Mifflin Co. 243 pp., $23 What does the return of Hong Kong to China on July 1, 1997 mean to someone who has spent a lifetime living there? What's at stake, and why should anyone care? The latest novel by Paul Theroux,...
A Weaver's Campaign to Save Carpet Tradition
Whether bright red, soft orange, or muted brown, Kazak carpets are an expression of the country's soul and a weaving tradition dating back some 7,000 years. The carpets - each with its own sacred meaning and motifs - have been family heirlooms made by...
Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life the Gate to Heaven
Heaven has been a hot topic lately. One weekly newsmagazine had a section on heaven that included a survey of what people believe about heaven. Most folks still think heaven is far off, the results showed. On a sad note, the Heaven's Gate group in...
Campaign-Finance Limits Challenged A City's Spending Cap May Reach High Court
How much should a seat on the Cincinnati city council cost?In 1989, the average winning campaign shelled out $67,500. By 1995, that figure had increased by nearly 300 percent - to $197,500.Alarmed by the skyrocketing cost of winning an election, politicians...
Corporations Put More Green into Their Bottom-Line Plans More Firms Embrace Environmental Efforts, but Some Activists Say It's "Greenwashing."
In a push to become known as the "greenest of the green" electric companies, Northeast Utilities is adopting the latest international environmental standards in all its power plants.British Petroleum is joining forces with the Environmental Defense Fund...
Deadbeat Diplomacy
The United States Congress has done it again. The recent compromise between the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the administration to pay less on our United Nations debt, with conditions and over three years instead of two, has enormous implications...
Definitely, Officer Material
Even at my most militant moments as a 10-year-old, I did not seriously consider a soldier's life. I lacked the motivation, somehow. Uniforms held no fascination. Marching struck me as a self-consciously artificial way of going around in circles (or squares)....
G-Man Abroad: FBI Curbs Drugs in Poland, Part of a Global Presence New Warsaw Office Trains Local Police to Stem E. European Drug Flow; Justice Dept. Helps on Laws
Looser borders and more lenient penalties have created a haven for organized crime syndicates and international drug traffickers in Poland since the breakup of the Soviet bloc. The threat to the international community posed by these criminals has spurred...
Hong Kong's Handover to China
Minutes before midnight on June 30, in a ceremony at a convention center on Victoria Harbor, the British and Hong Kong flags will be slowly lowered. A few minutes after midnight on July 1, China's five-starred red flag will be raised. After 156 years...
Hong Kong Still Will Roar the Territory's Transfer to Chinese Rule Shouldn't Scare off Investors
The restoration of Hong Kong to China at midnight on June 30 makes investing in the territory a much riskier venture, right?As the old Gershwin song goes, "It Ain't Necessarily So."For months now, the future of Hong Kong under Chinese leadership has...
Iraq: The Long Road Back to Respectability
Mohammad Fadhil Jamali, who died in Tunis on May 24, was one of the last surviving ministers of Iraq's royal regime. His passing leads those of us who lived in Baghdad before the 1958 revolution to reflect on Iraq's troubled past and unpredictable future.Jamali...
Luxury Homes Going Once, Going Twice, Sold at Auctions Many of This Decade's Gatsbys Are Finding That Bidding Is the Best Way to Buy a Palatial Home
Looking for a summer cottage roomy enough to entertain 500 of your dearest friends, with a stable for nine horses and three carriages? Or how about a waterfront Florida estate with a dock for your 145-foot yacht?Check the local classified section, and...
Mom Explains the Muzzle-Nuzzle Rule
The other day it rained, and I was very, very crabby. It didn't help that the entire afternoon had been carefully crafted around my son's piano lesson, and that I had scolded him - gently, but firmly - about our being four minutes late to music school.For...
New Game, New Player for Hong Kong's Market
The makers of Monopoly put a special "Hong Kong '97" edition on the market here, but the player snapping up the best pieces is China.They're calling it Red Capital here, and it signals China's move to control key players in Hong Kong's free-market economy.But...
Reinvolving Families in Children's Schooling A CORNERSTONE OF REFORM
The heady days of summer have not yet erased from memory the lessons Kate Matison learned while helping her sons with their school work.Fourth-grader Jonathan's consumer reports. Sixth-grader Daniel's computer spreadsheet for tracking stocks. Without...
Russian Army Draftees Are Reluctant to Join 'This Mess'
Yevgeny, a student who expects to graduate from the Khabarovsk Polytechnic University soon, is standing in a long, rather disorganized, line of young men stripped to their underwear.He and his comrades are waiting for physical and psychological examinations...
Russian Deserters Languish in West for Soviet Soldiers Who Defected in E. Europe after the Berlin Wall Fell, Asylum Is Still Not in Sight
Rif Akhmetganeyev, a former Soviet Army lieutenant colonel, says he is no longer afraid. But the reasons for his fear have hardly disappeared.When he deserted from his unit and applied for German political asylum in 1991, he thought he had reached safe...
Snake in Your Laundry? Read On
SNAKES: THE EVOLUTION OF MYSTERY IN NATUREBy Harry W. GreenePhotos by Michael and Patricia Fogden U. of California Press 351 pp., $45 Three years ago, "Scales" entered our lives for a season or two. Discovered in the basement among socks and sweats in...
The News in Brief
The US An impromptu remark by Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto helped to precipitate the biggest point fall in the Dow Jones industrial average since the 1987 market crash. After Hashimoto said Japan had at one point been "tempted" to sell some...
The Sights and Sounds of Burma along the Road to Mandalay
In one short flight from Bangkok, we have traveled decades in time.We are now traveling by bus along one of the world's old roads. The moon is close to full. The potholed pavement winds laboriously north to Mandalay, skirting canals, crossing railroad...
US, Asia, Global Climate
It's a Dickens world. Best of times; worst of times. What could be better than the news that:* India and Pakistan have agreed to comprehensive peace talks (including Kashmir) as they near the 50th anniversary of their joint birth.* Hong Kong's much-scrutinized...
Vivid Images Add Perspective to Hong Kong's History PHOTOGRAPHY
"Picturing Hong Kong: Photography 1855-1910," at the Asia Society through Aug. 17, is, above all, a timely exhibition. The 75 photographs underline Hong Kong's bicultural identity on the brink of its handover to China.Photography, invented in 1826, and...
When Marines Land with No Welcome Mat A Caribbean Island Lived off Smuggling for Decades. When the US Built a Patrol Station, Locals Wondered Why
In 72 years on the tiny Caribbean island of Petite Martinique, Theodora King had never seen a policeman on patrol.Her fellow villagers, estimated liberally at 800, will tell you that there's no need - no one on the island, part of Grenada, has ever been...
Why America Puts Its Supreme Court on Lofty Pedestal
When nine unelected US officials recently told the world's most powerful leader he wasn't above the law, the applause was nearly universal. The Supreme Court's 9-to-0 decision last month not to give President Clinton immunity from a civil suit, a ruling...
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