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, 1998

Addiction
The worldwide war on drugs is not going well. It is taking far longer than World Wars I and II combined. And not enough of the bad guys are losing.At the UN, three days of speechmaking and behind-scenes discussion of the drug war should help nations...
As Curfew Critics Grow Louder, Tide of Support May Be Ebbing New Study in California Suggests That Restrictions on Teens May Not Cut Crime as Much as Expected
To some they are an effective tool for reducing youth crime. To others they amount to no more than thinly veiled martial law. Either way, teen curfews have been on the rise in communities all across the US for most of the 1990s and are now in force in...
A Trooper, A Dump, and a Tale of Doubt Plutonium Concerns Bedevil Cleanup Plan for a Denver Landfill
Under a clear Colorado sky, state trooper William Wilson was on routine patrol outside Denver when he noticed something peculiar. Ahead, on a dirt stretch of Highway 30 near a remote Air Force bombing range, a stainless-steel milk truck was spewing liquid.But...
Bad Scores? Sure, but No Flunking Waco Revolt
For years, the Waco school system has had a problem at graduation time. Following the unspoken, and illegal, policy of social promotion, teachers were inflating the grades of poorly performing students and passing them on to the next grade.This year,...
Basic Foreign Policy: Friends and Allies Count
The United States has unmatched power. As the president said, "America is the indispensable nation." Yet even the US needs friends and allies to achieve its foreign policy goals. We are more effective with international support than without it.There...
Biggest China Boosters: Boeing, GM, Motorola as Congress Debates Trade Status, Beijing Is Content to Rely on Corporate America to Make the Trade Case
The $100,000 that China allegedly channeled through a Democratic Party insider to try to influence US policy is pocket change compared with the war chest of the real China lobby: US business interests.Last week, the multimillion-dollar lobby again mustered...
Confrontation at Checkpoint Xegar
Nimende huzhao!" demanded the Chinese guard at Xegar Checkpoint, a small army outpost. It was the last one before leaving Tibet. He peered menacingly at the driver of our weather-beaten minibus."He wants your passports," translated Lapa, our Tibetan...
Cool Tips to Make Your Air-Conditioning Dollars Go Further
Summer's almost here, which means you're probably looking for ways to keep cool. If you're like most people, you're probably relying on central air conditioning or, in some parts of the country, a heat pump to beat the heat.Before turning on either machine...
Daily Provision Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Probably almost everyone has a regimen when getting up in the morning. This might involve taking a shower, picking out clothes for the day, reading the newspaper, and eating something for breakfast.But have you ever considered making prayer for yourself...
Denying Freedom May Further Peace, but Don't Make It a Habit
In at least two places in the world - Bosnia and the Middle East - peacemakers are struggling to reconcile press freedom and conflict resolution.In Bosnia, in advance of the recent election in that country, NATO forces closed down the TV station of the...
France Fetes 1 Million Fans Paris Spares No Expense for World Cup. the Soccer Tournament Begins June 10
"Bonjour '98 - France Welcomes the World" shouts the official slogan - upbeat and ambitious - plastered nationwide across billboards, taxis, shop fronts, and most other visible flat surfaces.As nearly 1 million foreign soccer fans converge for the World Cup,...
India Bomb Cries: 'Respect Me' Rivalry with Pakistan Isn't the Point, Say Indians. the Bomb Is Meant to Put 970 Million People on the World Stage
India's nuclear-bomb-building program isn't really about deterring China, as this country's defense minister has suggested.It isn't even about Pakistan, even though the two nations treat each other as enemies.It's about "you" - as several Indians put...
Keeping the Children Safe
What can parents do to protect their children?"Parents must be aware of what their kids are doing on the computer and who they are hooking up with," says Laura Quarantiello, author of the book "Cyber Crime: How to Protect Yourself From Computer Criminals.""Be...
NRA's New Aim: To Its Soften Edges and Re-Enlist Moderates Longtime Sports Hunters Hopeful about New Image, but Skeptics Await Policy Changes, New Safety Effort
Back when Wheeler Johnson was a kid, he'd skip down a path from his back door and fly fish in the Potomac River. He and a few pals rode endless laps around their neighborhood on a motor scooter. And after school he'd shoulder a double-barrel 12-gauge...
Preserving Auschwitz-Birkenau - without Commerce and Crosses
While the world may believe that the issues have been resolved related to the desecration of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Jewish graveyard in the world, this is far from true.Negotiations between the Polish government and a coalition of Jewish groups...
Prime-Time TV Fare Rarely Shows Family Life as It's Really Lived
As a college professor and the mother of three young children, Katharine Heintz-Knowles knows firsthand how even the best-laid child-care plans can go awry.She has spent an hour on the phone before work dialing desperately for a substitute baby sitter....
Russian Elite Creates Glut of Think Tanks
Economist Alexei Vedev saw disaster coming in 1991. The Soviet Union was crumbling. Foresight told him state subsidies would dry up - and with them his job.So he decided to form his own think tank.While many academics found themselves driving taxis or...
Sour Rhubarb's Sweet Success
My first memory of rhubarb stems from a visit to my sister-in- law Kerstin's home in Lerum, Sweden.From her large kitchen garden, Kerstin harvested a few stalks of rhubarb, chopped them and cooked them with sugar and water until the fibrous stems broke...
The Big Divide: Early vs. Late the Plot So Far Series: A Biweekly Series about an Allotment Garden in Glasgow, Scotland
Mama mia! June is upon us! I swear it's early this year.The beginning of June is a moment of truth for plot-holders down here on the allotments. By now, just about everything should be planted and growing.Look at Joe's plot and you'd think (apart from...
The News in Brief
The USPresident Clinton challenged world leaders to work together to control illegal drugs. In the opening address at a UN special session on the issue, he praised Mexico for its cooperation in fighting the movement of narcotics and announced a $2 billion antidrug...
Tiny Wildflowers Gain Big Following across US
On a Saturday afternoon at Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve here, a dozen visitors on a guided tour wind through a field of Virginia bluebells. The guide leads them on a detour down a wooded path toward a lone white blossom.One by one, the visitors...
Wary Europe Enters Biotech Age Swiss Reject Limits on Genetic Research in June 7 Referendum. European Firms See Big Money in the US-Dominated Industry
European genetic engineers took heart this week from a landmark vote in Switzerland that encouraged them to keep up the struggle to catch their United States rivals in what promises to be one of the most lucrative industries of the next century.In the...
Web Crime Grows as a Police Priority All Levels of Law Enforcement Focusing on Internet Child Porn and Pedophile Activity
Every day in some of the nation's safest neighborhoods child molesters and pedophiles are using the Internet to engage in intimate discussions with children, often with parents just a few feet away, according to law enforcement officials.These predators...
When Nonnatives Move in, There Goes the Neighborhood
A main threat to wildflowers is the invasion of nonnative plant species. nonnative or "exotic" plants have been transported from a different continent or even a different region of the same state. They may have been brought to a new area purposely by...
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