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 30, 1997

16 Years Later, a Woman Regrets Her Choice
Kate was in her early 20s, just about to enter graduate school, when she discovered she was pregnant.Her birth control, an intrauterine device, had failed her. But her boyfriend of three years was there for her at a difficult time. They discussed what...
After Initial Euphoria, Japanese Question Violent Peru Raid Media Report Some Rebels Surrendered before They Were Killed. since When, Some Japanese Wonder, Is It OK to Kill Prisoners?
Neon-yellow Inca Kola flows in abundance at La Bodeguita II, a restaurant in this industrial town northwest of Tokyo where Peruvian patrons are breathing a little easier now that 24 Japanese are no longer held hostage in Peru's capital.Isesaki is home...
An Unlikely Translator with a Special Passion for Her Work without Credentials or Thought of Publication, Odette Lamolle Has Spent 17 Years on Joseph Conrad's Novels
Joseph Conrad KorzeniowskI steamed up the Congo River and plied the South China Seas before settling down in England to write such masterworks as "Lord Jim," "Typhoon," and "Heart of Darkness"; Odette Lamolle has rarely ventured outside her family farm...
Argentina Tracks Trail of Stolen Nazi Wealth Government and Private Efforts Search for Bank Ties
Miriam Petranker remembers the cooks and maids her father hired to attend to their family's needs. "We lived in a nine-bedroom home surrounded by orchards," she says, referring to her birthplace in the Polish town of Kolomeia. "We were very rich."But...
Artists Interpret the Minutiae of Daily Life
Ride the subway, drop kids off at school, drive to work, cook dinner: Those who are caught in the routine trepidations of life might be heartened by a revealing exhibit on everyday life at the Grey Art Gallery in New York."The Art of the Everyday: France...
Block That Bridal Bouquet! in Pakistan, Frugal Leader Bans Exorbitant Weddings New Prime Minister's Decree in March Irked the Rich, Helps the Poor in an Islamic Nation
Pointing to his horse cart in a vegetable market outside Islamabad, Himat Niazi says he's grateful for a recent decision by Pakistan's new leader to ban lavish weddings, long a tradition in South Asia."{He} saved my livelihood," says Mr. Niazi.Just two...
Brazil Takes Strong Stance on Nazi Investigations
Argentina isn't the only South American country investigating the Nazi role in its past.On April 7, Brazil's President Fernando Henrique Cardoso announced the creation of the Special Commission to Search for Nazi Monies, a five-member group with an 18...
Cast Your Care on God Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
It is important for us all to feel cared for. But neglect and indifference are apparent in so many lives-those of the homeless, the destitute, and the lonely; the elderly, sometimes sick and forgotten; abused and neglected children. Just to begin to...
Conservative South Clashes with Open Homosexuality as TV's 'Ellen' Comes out Tonight, the South Wrestles with Staying Conservative While Becoming Cosmopolitan
If residents in Birmingham, Ala., want to watch Ellen "coming out" tonight, they will have to do it with a satellite dish.The local ABC affiliate has refused to air tonight's episode, in which the sitcom comedian announces she is a lesbian, deeming it unsuitable...
Filmmakers' Venture Boosts Distribution of Women's Cinema Women Make Movies Celebrates 25 Years
Women make movies. This obvious fact is often overlooked in today's media world, which is dominated by men almost as strongly as Hollywood of 50 years ago.True, a handful of women have broken the gender barrier in mainstream film. But even those with...
Haitians Booted by US Get Leg Up at Home Started by US Deportees, Haiti Group Provides Job Training and Breakfast to 'Throwbacks.'
Accompanied by four United States Marshals, "Frank" was put in shackles and deported from Miami to Haiti last August after serving a one-year sentence for selling drugs.Once in Haiti, he was taken to the Police Processing Center, where he was fingerprinted...
Halting 'Identity Theft' in Era of Internet Access Bill Would Limit Availability of Personal Data
It's called "identity theft."Criminals get hold of information about an individual - Social Security number, mother's maiden name, old addresses, credit history - and use it to make charges against credit cards, access bank records, or steal government...
In Search of More Money for Schools Ohio Court Ruling Only the Latest to Find School Funding to Be Inadequate, Unfair
Stepping into John Kirk's social studies class in this rural Ohio town is a little like entering a time capsule.Antiquated gas lamp fixtures poke from the ceiling. Plumbing pipes dating from the 1920s run along the rough brick walls. Outdated textbooks...
Midwest Polishes Rusty Image, Forges Rebound JOBS GALORE
So long, "rust belt." Hello, "high-octane heartland."The American Midwest, once a post-industrial showcase of ossified steel mills and wheezing auto plants, has rebounded as an exemplar of economic renewal."The Midwest economy is now firing on all cylinders,"...
Models for African Revival
As the twin menaces of tribal conflict and civil war continue to engulf Rwanda, Burundi, and Zaire, long-term economic reconstruction in these countries is low on the international agenda. But when ethnic Hutu and Tutsi refugees return home eventually...
Palestinians Wonder Why Some Seem More Equal Than Others Last Week's Clash with Teachers Hints at Civil-Rights Problems in Arafat's New Society
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat stood before the crowd and shouted about violations and economic desperation. Yet this was not another condemnation of Israeli policies, but a tirade against Palestinian schoolteachers who had been striking for higher...
Political Speech and a Senator's Election Rights of Special-Interest Groups to Air Ads May Be One of the Thorniest Issues Facing Campaign-Finance Reform
Last fall, Democratic incumbent Lynn Adelman was locked in a tight race for his Wisconsin State Senate seat when, suddenly, a week before the election, he faced a $100,000 television advertising blitz.The media deluge was not funded by his Republican...
Pulled over in Moscow: Lessons of the Road
It was a Sunday afternoon, the streets nearly empty. I sat idling at a red light, trying not to make eye contact. He faced me from the middle of the intersection like a Socialist Realist monument come to life in knee-high leather boots, a shoulders'...
Rich Nations Look to Ease Debt Burden for Poor New Plan Aims to Reduce Loan Repayments and Encourage Reform
Anna Asiimwe, a nine-year-old girl living in Southern Uganda, will likely go back to school now.The world's major creditor nations have decided to forgive some 20 percent of Uganda's $3.5 billion in external debt, and that should provide the extra resources...
Rodeos Sweep American West, but Raise Concern of Cruelty Fans See Cowboy Courage, Critics Barbarism
Rodeo is a sport that rarely comes galloping into American living rooms on prime-time television.But earlier this month, network executives were stunned when 4 million households tuned in to watch Terry Don West, a slightly bow-legged bull rider from...
Sheathing Asian Weapons
Six of the 10 largest armies in the world are in Asia. China's, the world's largest standing army, is vigorously modernizing its weapons, long-range and short-range. China's President Jiang Zemin, although commander in chief, never served in uniform....
Think the British Electoral System Is Better? Think Again
Since Prime Minister John Major announced that the British general election will be held May 1, scores of commentaries have appeared in the American press suggesting the British way is better.Election campaigns there are mercifully short - usually well under...
What Happened to This West Bank Boom Town? after a Promising Three Years, Ramallah Residents' Hopes for Peace and Prosperity Have Largely Been Dashed
Once again, smoke spews from burning tires in the streets of Ramallah, this hilly West Bank city. Shots ring out. Youths rush forward with stones in their fists. Cars race from behind to pick up the wounded. Children's voices are no longer heard on the playgrounds....
Why Abortion Is the Albatross of US Politics Coming 'Partial Birth' Abortion Vote in Senate Is Next Venue for Perpetual War
Most Americans would probably rather not think about abortion. Yet the images keep returning:Clinics are bombed and abortion doctors gunned down. Activists stage protests, while Congress takes dozens of votes on abortion-related matters. Just about every...
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