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 10, 1999

A Comic Investment in a Bear-Market Economy
THREE DOLLARS By Elliot Perlman MacMurray & Beck 358 pp., $22"Three dollars" doesn't sound like much, but Elliot Perlman's new novel is priceless. Already a bestseller in his native Australia, this is Perlman's first book, and with an initial public...
A Second Look at the No. 2 Guy
GORE: A POLITICAL LIFE By Bob Zelnick Regnery Publishing 384 pp., $29.95Vice President Al Gore has been one of the most visible vice presidents ever. Still, the public knows little about the man who could well be the next president. Bob Zelnick's "Gore:...
Birding Is Best in the Big Apple
I have traveled to New York to see Broadway plays, museum shows, and even to welcome a new year in Times Square. But never had I gone to there look at birds. Until last month.As my train from Providence, R.I., sped past the Rhode Island and Connecticut...
Can Russia's Pushkin Survive the Ad Men?
Even Shakespeare, or a dictator, could never command such mammoth cult worship.The 200th anniversary of the birth of Russia's most beloved poet, Alexander Pushkin, has prompted an extraordinary outpouring of emotion, commercialism, worship, and events.His...
Daredevil George Willig
If you happened to be in New York City early on the morning of May 26, 1977, and saw what looked like a giant fly moving up one of the World Trade Center towers, you were right. It was George "The Human Fly" Willig, a young mountain-climber from Queens....
Evolving Welfare Reform
When the federal welfare reform act passed in 1996, it was clear this legislation would go through years of reassessment and fine tuning. But the basic idea, now as then, is sound: to move people from dependency on welfare to the dignity of work.This...
For New York's Minorities, Healing Begins Slowly Guilty Verdict Brings Little Closure, but May Embolden Talk About
The jury says "guilty," the victim feels justice has prevailed, and public confidence in America's system of jurisprudence is reinforced.While it often works that way, this week's mixed verdict in the Abner Louima police-beating case is unlikely to bring...
Halting Force and Intimidation Initiatives at All Levels in Northern Ireland Are Aimed at Changing the Series: THE SECOND IN A SERIES ON RECONCILIATION
It was the paramilitary cease-fires that first made hopes soar here. When the IRA and the loyalist military command declared an end to military action in 1994, it signaled that peace - and a life different from "the Troubles" - might somehow be possible.And...
Hispanics Reshape Culture of the South They Bring Diversity, Tension to Area Defined in Black and White
Ricardo Ramirez sees Little Rock as the land of opportunity. For 15 years, Mr. Ramirez and his family lived in California. In the early 1990s, they moved here in search of a bigger piece of the American Dream - grits and all.Now the family owns the Super...
If Only Winners Had the Dignity of Losers
Early in life we're taught how to be good losers and good sports, not to cry when someone wins our marbles or beats us at softball.On "Jeopardy" it's the losers who turn to the champion to shake his or her hand. Losers have a major role in competition's...
Placing Blame on Helms Obscures Dirty Details
Although some of the actors have changed, we've seen this movie before. Brian Atwood, the administrator of the Agency for International Development (AID), and one of our country's most talented foreign affairs professionals, was nominated by President Clinton...
Power Splinters in Russia Regional Bosses Gain Influence as Reforms Fail in Moscow. They May
The flag that flutters across this regional capital is not Russian. The semi-autonomous government of Tatarstan also has its own Constitution, and its defense policy often contradicts that of Moscow, 500 miles away.All across Russia, regional rulers...
Prayer and What God Can Do Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
One time I worked in a cafeteria, with a cook whose first name I have never forgotten - Elijah. He was as imposing physically as his biblical counterpart must have been.Something else I've never forgotten: he tasted what he was cooking by sticking his...
Probing Serb War Crimes - Quickly NATO Is Expected to Assist the UN Search for Mass Graves and Other
NATO and the United Nations War Crimes Tribunal are developing plans to cooperate closely on gathering war-crimes evidence in Kosovo in what would be the most intensive investigative effort of its kind since the end of World War II.Tribunal officials...
Running the Gantlet as US Security Adviser Sandy Berger Isn't out of the Line of Fire - Yet - over His Handling Of
It's been a tough few months for National Security Adviser Samuel "Sandy" Berger.His office is often a lightning rod for criticism over foreign policy, and Mr. Berger, in particular, has taken some direct hits for his insistence that air power would...
Straight from High School to Big Bucks
Roberto Mendoza will buy his dream home the year after next. Assante Brown already has his. So does Jim Casey.With incomes ranging from $35,000 to $50,000, the trio's finances are not particularly unusual. But their ages and educational level are: Mr....
Teflon General for President? General Wiranto Failed to Prevent Violent Outbreaks across the Country
In many other countries, General Wiranto would have been fired several times over in the past year. But in Indonesia, he may be in for the ultimate promotion.Wiranto, defense minister and commander of Indonesia's armed forces, failed to contain massive...
The Strains of Performance
AN EQUAL MUSIC By Vikram Seth Broadway Books 386 pp., $25Writing about music is like dancing about architecture," says Vikram Seth. He's used to mixing media. In 1986, he published a novel about California yuppies called "The Golden Gate," composed of 690...
Tiny Stitches Bind the Generations
Help me look for it," my mother said. "Look for what?" I asked. "It's in the sewing cabinet," she said. So not even knowing what we were searching for, I helped her stack everything on her bed: slippery remnants of fabric and patterns left from 50 years...
Today's Story Line:
NATO forces may be required to help UN war-crimes investigators quickly uncover Serb atrocities in Kosovo. Such evidence could further isolate Serb leaders.Central power in Russia has eroded, leaving the regions with more autonomy and ability to influence...
Tracing a Family of Trees
THE HIDDEN FOREST By Jon R. Luoma Henry Holt 228 pp, $29.95TO write the life of a forest, where do you begin and end? If you're not careful, you may end up just where you started.That's not the result with Jon Luoma's "The Hidden Forest: the Biography...
Unpolished Tipper Shines by Own Light in a World of Carefully Honed Images, Al Gore's Guileless Wife May Help
The contrast was striking.There was first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a dramatic, bubble-gum-pink pantsuit, speaking self-assuredly with a group of panelists about mental health. She focused on the individuals with laserlike concentration, nodding...
USA
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee unveiled his gun- control proposals, but a planned meeting of his panel to debate them was canceled. House majority leader Dick Armey announced the cancelation, saying the full House would take up the measure...
World
NATO officials could not agree that the air war against Yugoslavia had ended, with spokesman Jamie Shea insisting it hadn't and Germany's Defense Minister claiming it had. Meanwhile, the head of the Yugoslav delegation negotiating details of the Serb...
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