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 July 14, 1999

America's New Celebrity Culture Massive News Coverage of the Clintons Adds a Hollywood Sheen to Thenation's Politics
A recent front page of The New York Times presents a telling tableau. Below the fold, a photograph shows President Clinton with the president of an Indian tribe, a scene from Clinton's tour of poor areas.Above the fold, in the more prominent position,...
A Once-Rocky Life Now Rolls Sweet Music
My son turned 21 recently. Having been there, I understand the significance of this milestone.When I held him for the first time, I looked into his scrunched- up eyes and made a prayer, one I probably repeated daily: Please let him live to be a good...
Belfast's Tightrope Walk to Peace This Week Is the Deadline to Form a Regional Cabinet. Its Protestantleader Faces Pressure on Sinn Fein Seats
David Trimble knows that in Northern Ireland, politics deadlines have an ingrained habit of slipping.But this week the leader of the province's pro-British Protestant majority and designated first minister of a new power-sharing Cabinet in Belfast also...
Boy Meets Grill, and It's Hot, Hot, Hot
Once you learn how to grill, it's really easy to chill," says Bobby Flay. He should know. As star of the Food Network's "Hot Off the Grill" and "Grillin' and Chillin'," he has had plenty of experience with both pursuits. And now that the lazy days of...
China's US Policy Embassy Bombing Is Just Momentary Hitch for Beijing Policy of Reform and Openness
China's top leaders want and intend to maintain stable relations with the United States in the wake of the mistaken bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade. If Washington and Beijing play their cards right, by the end of the year, relations can be...
Clinton's Poverty Tour
Bill Clinton has not been a poverty-fighter in the grand tradition of the Democratic Party. No "Great Society" campaigns have come out of the Clinton White House. That's partly a matter of this president's centrist, fiscally moderate inclinations. It...
Diamonds Fuel African Conflict
Africa moved forward on the path to peace last week, but the temptations of the continent's riches remain obstacles to genuine progress.On July 7, President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone and Foday Sankoh, who has led a brutal eight-year revolt to...
Driver's Licenses for Illegal Immigrants? as Bill Heads to Senate, It Opens Debate - Again - about How the State Should Deal with Illegal-Immigrant Issues
Every day at dawn, Vicente Ramirez stands on a West Los Angeles street corner, waiting for work.The Guatemalan house painter says he'd love to go out and find a job, but as an undocumented immigrant, he's prohibited from getting a driver's license -...
From Algeria to Indonesia
The Islamic world is often pictured as wrapped in tradition, with social conservatism and autocratic government the rule. But take a quick look at that world, stretching from North Africa to Indonesia, and a quite different picture emerges today.Many...
'Homemaker' Is out, 'Teammate' Is in Young Women and Men Speak about Fathers Who Do Laundry, and of Mothers
When a waiter in a Boston restaurant asked a group of teenage girls from Colorado what convention they were attending last week, they replied, Future Homemakers of America."Homemakers??" the incredulous waiter asked, trying to square these energetic...
If at First You Don't Succeed, Try Another Party Presidential Hopefuls Consider Defecting from GOP, Which Could Affect 2000 Race
Ok, the idea is preposterous: a Reform Party candidate becoming the next president of the United States.Jesse Ventura - the man who defied every convention but Geneva to become governor of Minnesota - insists it is possible, and he cites his experience...
India and Pakistan - Now Pausing to Rearm? Kashmir Conflict Leaves Both Countries Questioning the Quality of Their Weapons
With a rough mid-summer peace between India and Pakistan at hand, the question here is: What next?By all accounts, the next months and years will bring a major reappraisal of the military strength of both India and Pakistan, experts say - leading to...
Inspiration Runs Wild
Over the last several years, the one sunny garden plot in my backyard has taken on many identities: strictly vegetables, for canning and freezing; a collection of flowers meant to attract butterflies and hummingbirds; even a "five senses" garden I read...
In Times of Crisis Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Prayer of the earnest and unceasing kind is powerful in times of crisis. A man named Peter benefited from the ceaseless prayers of his fellow Christians (see Acts 12:1-11). The Bible tells us that Peter was being held in prison and was soon to be executed...
Milosevic Faces More Strife on Homefront Montenegro Wants to Resolve Constitutional Crisis between the Last Two
At least for now, the crisis in Kosovo appears to be easing. But already Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic may be dealing with another Balkans trouble spot: the Yugoslav republic of Montenegro, which has been increasingly distancing itself from the...
Names on a Door
The woman who rang our doorbell said she had grown up in the house. Would it be alright if she showed her husband the backyard? It turned out that the visitor was known to me - in a way. Her name is immortalized on the side of the basement door, along...
New York Tries to Tame Its Urban Jungle Pet Owners Bristle at a New List That Bans Wild and Exotic Animals
Hippos in Harlem need to find a place to hide, and the future isn't looking too bright for brown bears in Brooklyn.Just in case New Yorkers were tempted to walk their pet tigers in the glitz of Times Square, these animals and almost 200 others were put...
On the Trail of a Wayward Daughter
When teenager Candice Sharp was dropped off to work at Pizza Hut in Edwardsville, Ill., on March 12, she had no intention of grating cheese or taking pizza orders. Across the street, waiting for her in a van was a smooth-talking man she knew, a convicted...
Ridding a Yard of Skunks; Removing Vegetable Stains from Your Juicer
Q. a skunk frequently visits our yard, while friends who live a few houses down the street say they've never seen one in their yard. Why is that?- P.L., Norton, Mass.A. You may not be aware, but you may have put out the welcome mat, says Stephen...
Theme Park for Doll Lovers American Girl Place Treats Young Visitors Royally, for a Price
My granddaughter, Rachel, and I had planned the outing with care. When the day came, we dressed in our party best, and made our way to American Girl Place, located just off Michigan Avenue, across from the Water Tower in Chicago's toniest shopping district.American...
Tips for Navigating a Joint-Custody Arrangement
Let go of anger and bitterness and focus on what's best for the children.Work out a schedule that is manageable for everyone. Stick to it as much as possible, but be flexible if changes are necessary. When changes are made, make sure they are communicated...
Today's Story Line
The road to peace is seldom a straightaway. Pick a place: Northern Ireland, Israel, India, or Yugoslavia.The approaching July 15 deadline for Northern Ireland's peace agreement presents a potential hairpin turn. Why David Trimble, the leader of the pro-British...
Two Houses, One Home Series: Steve Wilcox of Geneva, Ill. Has Joint Custody of His Son, Connor. Thousands of Parents in America Share Physical and Legal Custody of Their Children with Their Former Partners. TODD BUCHANAN/SPECIAL TO THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
Most children rank summer as the best time of the year. School's out, the pool's open, and ice cream becomes part of the daily diet. But for some children of divorced parents, the season may also include a temporary move to their other parent's home...
USA
the federal trade commission said new Internet privacy laws aren't needed to protect consumers because companies are voluntarily developing their own rules for handling sensitive data. In a report to a House Commerce subcommittee, the FTC said efforts...
What Cold War? Khrushchev 'Reborn' in USA
Symbolism is a funny thing.For Americans, an indelible image of the cold war came in 1960 at the United Nations, when Nikita Khrushchev - famous for declaring "We will bury you" - pounded the table with his Italian-leather shoe.This week, his son became...
What Could Float - or Sink - Peacemaking Middle East Report
With Israel's new Prime Minister Ehud Barak promising to restart peace with the Palestinians and Syria, the issue of water - often forgotten by outsiders, but all-important in the parched Holy Land - will take center stage.After all, destroying an enemy's...
World
Catholic political leaders in Northern Ireland were accusing their Protestant counterparts of being "fixated on weapons that are silent" as the latter delayed until tonight their final decision on participating in the province's self-rule government....
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