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 April 20, 1999

1, 2, 3, 4: We Don't Want Your Global Warming College Campuses Are Once Again Alive with the Sounds of Student
University sit-ins, college teach-ins, political art, guerrilla theater - it sounds like a flashback to student protests of the Vietnam War, or more recent-ly apartheid in South Africa.Many students around the country, sometimes thought of these days as...
A Governor's Quest for Quality Teaching Interview / Jim Hunt
No one is more interested in what makes a good teacher than four- term North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt. A national study ranked North Carolina as one of the top two states in improving teaching. Governor Hunt also pursued that goal as chairman of the National Commission...
An Enduring Passion for the National Pastime
My big hero when I was six years old was Babe Ruth. I'd hear my father and his friends, huddling around a crystal set, shout, "It's a homer! Babe Ruth has hit another."And I'd go running around the neighborhood shouting at the top of my voice, "Babe...
A New Germany; A New Berlin in Shifting the Government from Bonn to Berlin, Germany Chooses To
When the German parliament assembled here yesterday it marked an event of historic dimensions. Nine years after German reunification, the government finally has returned to Berlin.Germany's political center, planted for 50 years in tidy Bonn, is shifting...
Business as Usual for Unions? Not in Today's Schools
Teachers' unions: They're tough, they're entrenched, they stand in the way of progress.That's the image much of America has of organized labor when it comes to public schools. But the changes that are sweeping through America's public schools have begun...
Demand Grows for Alternative Certification
Emily Feistritzer has been collecting data on alternative ways to certify teachers for the classroom since 1983. Once scorned by the teaching establishment, alternative certification is now available in 41 states, along with the District of Columbia....
Early to Rise Makes Teens ... Less Attentive? High Schools Consider Starting Classes Later to Better Fit Students'
Crystal Irwin has a hard time concentrating in her first period class at school. Not because she isn't interested, but because she's too tired to keep her eyes open."It's like I'm half asleep," says the junior at Haverford High School in suburban Philadelphia....
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SO QUIT, CALLING OK? He has, said the letter-writer to Britain's Press Complaints Commission, had it up to here with being hounded by reporters since NATO's air assault on Yugoslavia began. Nor do his neighbors "deserve to be inconvenienced" by such...
Europe's Left Backs NATO among Most Ardent Supporters of Strikes on Serbs: A Green Foreign
In 1990, as left-wing French Defense Minister Jean-Pierre Chevnement walked out of the government in protest against the Gulf War, he declared famously that "a minister shuts his trap, or he gets out."In 1999, the same Mr. Chevnement is Interior Minister...
First-Year Teachers Spell Help M-E-N-T-O-R
It's been a long day in school for Erica Staine, a first-year teacher."I've been working so hard," she says, looking exhausted in the gravel parking lot of the Pinkston Street Elementary school in Henderson, N.C. Most of the other teachers left hours...
'Greater Albania' Gains Ground as Ethnic Albanian Refugees Mass outside Kosovo, Some Explore Notion Of
With some 40,000 more refugees pouring across the Albanian border over this past weekend, Albania and Macedonia are now playing host to a half million Kosovar Albanians.Many want only to return to Kosovo. Some are also exploring a bigger dream: uniting...
High Court Upholds Law on Internet Obscenity
In a major step towards regulating the untamed world of the Internet, the US Supreme Court ruled Monday that a federal law aimed at keeping some smut out of e-mails does not violate free-speech rights.The decision, issued without an opinion, rejected...
In Search for Justice, Haitians Find Political Voice Opening Arguments Begin in New York in Another Case of Alleged Police
Two years ago, Haitian immigrant Jude Joseph was more concerned about politics back home in Port-au-Prince than the machinations under way at New York's City Hall.But last Thursday, defiantly waving a large blue-and-red Haitian flag, Mr. Joseph was at...
It's Not Playing Ball - You're Playing Physics
The first ballplayers were probably the ancient Mayans. Thousands of years ago, two teams of four to six players wearing wood-and- leather pads would bat a 12-inch ball of solid rubber around a stone arena. Spectators watched them from the stands. Sports...
Kosovo and Congress
As congress watches the unfolding conflict in Kosovo, reactions run the gamut from statesmanship to raw politics.Members worry over the inability of the air strikes to stop the murder, rape, and expulsion of Kosovar Albanians by Serb troops. Many in...
Letters
'Ethnic cleansing' -pogrom by another name I am very much bothered by the term "ethnic cleansing." The term makes these actions sound like a simple sorting out of ethnic groups, perhaps similar to the ethnic neighborhoods of the world's great cities.I...
Limits of Term-Limit Pledges
It's tempting to say "I told you so." But we'll resist. It's enough to tell members of Congress who are now reconsidering their term-limits pledges that we're glad you recognize the value of experience - and of giving your constituents another chance...
'Miss Manners' for a World Superpower
When she calls, the president stops what he's doing and picks up the phone.So do many world leaders, not to mention the first lady and the Secret Service.She has a standing invitation to every US state dinner, and the clout to steer a 40-car motorcade...
Money Woes Put Canada's 'National Game' at Risk Wayne Gretzky Helped Grow US Hockey, Now High-Profit US Teams Are
When Wayne Gretzky announced his retirement from professional hockey Friday, the news was enough to knock war in the Balkans off front pages here, for a day at least.But widely hailed as the greatest player in the history of the game, the skinny kid...
My Favorite Recess A Spiritual Look at Issues of Interest to Young People
When I was in fourth grade, and we had recess, all the kids in my class would go out to the playground and swing on the swings or play games.But I didn't think it was that much fun. I was new in the school and didn't have a lot of friends. The games...
New Prospects for Berlin Buildings with Dark Past
The Reichstag building, new seat of Germany's parliament, is not alone in representing a democratic government's reuse of a historically tainted structure.Sebastian Redecke, a critic for the Berlin-based architecture weekly Bauwelt, says that after World...
North Carolina: Elite Recruits Lead the Way
Asign in the hall outside math teacher Dee McKenzie's classroom says: "Whatever doesn't kill you makes you strong." Inside, at the back of his room, another says, "Math is simple."Mr. McKenzie, a young guy with a friendly yet intense bearing reminiscent...
Outnumbered in the Serbian Capital Ethnic Albanians Bunkered in Belgrade Worry They Will Be Next Victims
The police come late at night looking for him. His friends have been beaten. He has no idea where his family is.Such is the life of Rexhep, an ethnic Albanian trapped in the Serbian capital. "I feel like a Jew in World War II," he says, speaking in a...
Parliament Returns to Site of 'End of Democracy'
The Reichstag building embodies Germany's road to democracy like no other structure in this city so cluttered with the symbols of a tumultuous past.When the Bundestag, or parliament, gathered yesterday for its first session in the renovated Reichstag...
Political Internet Sites Weave Tangled Web for Media Proliferation of Web Pages on Candidates Raises Ethical, Accountability
Like an internet paparazzo, the man who calls himself "Jerry Politex" knows just about everything there is to know about Texas Gov. George W. Bush.His Bush Watch Web site gathers every article ever written about the governor, from a 1967 engagement announcement...
Somalia Clans Try Telephone Unity
At first glance, the ruined capital of Somalia appears to have few graces, and far less infra-structure.Nearly a decade of civil war, clan fighting, and finally a violent American-led United Nations intervention have reduced parts of Mogadishu to rubble....
States in Business: What Laws Apply?
When a state government competes for profit in national commercial markets, should the state be held accountable to the same federal laws as private businesses?In a country where federal law is the supreme law of the land, the answer would be yes. In...
Swift Had It Right A Few Modest Proposals for America's Pressing Problems
After seeking out the opinions of political philosophers - Socrates, Thomas More, Jefferson, Alexis de Tocqueville, and others - I have concluded that Jonathan Swift, or his spirit, is the best guide for dealing with political and social problems in...
Teachers-to-Be Head to Classrooms Earlier
Laura Jeffries, a university sophomore, is standing in front of a high school earth-science class getting set to teach about volcanoes. Her voice quavers. She is clearly nervous.Yet the remarkable thing on this particular day is not how well Ms. Jeffries...
The Goal: Great Teachers. the Plan: A Work in Progress. Series: Reinventing Our Public Schools
The teacher is the ticket.That has not always been the conventional wisdom. Teachers have been important, of course. Parents knew the adult at the head of the class could determine whether their children skipped along or dragged their feet as they left...
Today's Story Line
Among ethnic Albanians, regrouping across various borders after having fled Kosovo, the embattled province may still be home. But the force behind their expulsion by Serbs - which includes the stripping of identity papers and license plates - has helped...
Urgent Lesson for Education Schools
Trudi Reinhard is working hard to finish her two-year post- baccalaureate teaching program at Framingham State College in Massachusetts.For her, the high stakes and tension are barely tolerable. She works two jobs, is finishing up courses, and studying...
Where the No. 1 Union Stands
As president of the National Education Association, Bob Chase heads one of the most powerful unions in the nation. In a landmark February 1997 speech, he challenged the notion that unions would sacrifice the quality of public schools for the rights of...
World
NATO may have killed an undetermined number of civilians in an attack on a convoy in Kosovo last week, a US general acknowledged. But Brig. Gen Dan Leaf said the alliance can't determine clearly whether some of the victims died, as reports have suggested,...
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