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 January 26, 2004

A Fiercer Battle in Today's Divorces: Who'll Get the Pooch?
The hardest, trickiest part of her divorce, admits Jo Shoesmith, was figuring out what to do with Misha, Nike, Shay, Violet, Momma Kitty, and Cotton - the three dogs and three cats she and her ex- husband had adopted together in better years."The lead-up...
A Housing Boom, Led by Boomers ; as a Generation Shops for Retirement Homes, the US Building Industry Thrives
This spring, Cyndi Gruber is planning a trip to Asheville, N.C., a city she thinks she might retire to when she leaves her job as director of alumni relations at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York."If we like what we see, we'll be back in the fall to really...
A Kid Will Cast My Ballot
I broke my first federal law when I was 6 years old. It was 1972. My crime was voting. I was an underage, unregistered scofflaw.My father was my accomplice.He picked me up inside the voting booth and handed me the pencil. This is one of those visceral...
Blair Falling on Sword of Education Reform?
Tony Blair faces a double political challenge this week that could end his career. The results of the Hutton Inquiry due Wednesday could deliver damning information on the government's role in naming weapons inspector David Kelley, who later killed himself,...
Capt. Kangaroo: Boomer Touchstone
When I told my 14-year-old daughter that Captain Kangaroo - also known as Bob Keeshan - had died Friday she quickly replied, "Who's that?"For a splitsecond I thought she was kidding. I mean, how could anyone not know Captain Kangaroo? And then I realized...
Hizbullah and Israel Seal Controversial Prisoner Swap ; Four Israelis Will Be Exchanged for More Than 400 Arab Detainees, Israel Confirmed Sunday
The conclusion of a German-brokered deal to swap four Israelis kidnapped by the Hizbullah organization for hundreds of Arab detainees held in Israel will be perceived as an important victory for the Lebanese resistance group, analysts say.Although reviled...
India Rises as Strategic US Ally ; Monday India Celebrates Republic Day - and Worries Neighbors, Especially Pakistan
Every Republic Day, India struts its military stuff, dragging out the latest ballistic missiles and tanks and parading the finest soldiers on the subcontinent. But Monday, on this year's anniversary, India has a bit more to strut about.Just five years...
Investigation of Nuclear 'Heroes' Divides Pakistan ; the President Admitted Friday That Pakistani Scientists May Have Sold Nuclear Information to Other Countries
Street protests and heated debate erupted this weekend in Pakistan, following the president's admission Friday that some of the nation's scientists may have sold nuclear technologies to other countries. The official credence given to the allegations,...
In Volatile Race, Kerry Leads Heading into Key Vote ; beyond Who Wins Tuesday in New Hampshire, the Race for Second Is Critical to Next Primaries
Just one day before the New Hampshire primary, Sen. John Kerry seems poised to pull off a decisive win here - a result that would give him an unusual pair of back-to-back early primary victories and put him in a strong position to win the Democratic...
Letters
A sweatshop is still a sweatshop by any standardRegarding the Jan. 22 article "The self-made ride stitches to riches": I was disappointed to read your description of the sneaker factory run by the Lin family in Jinjiang China.Since the earliest years...
Me? Assertive? ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
"Annette, you've got to fight them. Get tough. Be strong!"As I glance down at the sidewalk, all I can think is, "Nope. Don't want to."My friend is trying to help. I'm being taken advantage of, and he knows it. The trouble is he's asking me to act in...
One City's Bold Approach to Chronic Homelessness
When Tom Bingham describes his new apartment, a slow smile creeps across his face.The place is small - 402 square feet - squeaky clean, and bare. A metal-frame twin bed sits in one corner, a large, worn purple chair in another. But it has one thing that...
One Factor the Fed Ignores - We Hope
It's the nagging question that comes up every four years: Does the Federal Reserve try to influence presidential elections?When Alan Greenspan, Fed chairman and longtime friend of Vice President Dick Cheney, convenes the Federal Open Market Committee...
Our House for Animal Guests
A large duck house hangs in a tree near our pond. My husband, John, and our sons, Matthew and Carlos, built the house one winter after seeing several such boxes in our neighboring state forest. Such projects taught geometry, woodworking, and nature skills...
Patriot Act: Investors Give Up a Little Privacy When They Join a Mutual Fund
Q: I recently printed out the prospectus/application from Dodge & Cox. It says the company must have my street address to comply with the USA Patriot Act and that someone will verify that address. As someone who has used a post office box for years,...
Reporters on the Job
* Touched by a Missile: While reporting today's story about a pharmaceutical factory in Sudan bombed by the US in 1998, staff writer Abraham McLaughlin got his first up-close look at US cruise missiles - or at least at parts of them. Amid the rubble...
Scouts Must Pack Their Tents ; the Supreme Court Ruled in Their Favor, but Membership Issues Still Roil the Scouts
Not far from the San Diego Zoo, generations of Boy Scouts have pitched their tents in a patch of urban paradise.Sure, it's hard to ignore the whir of jet airplanes flying over Balboa Park or the cars whizzing by on the freeway behind the eucalyptus trees....
Sudan Shifts from Pariah to Partner
Standing amid the ruins of the Al-Shifa pharmaceutical plant here, an avuncular man named Idris Babiker Eltayeb has every reason to detest America. After all, the US sent 13 cruise missiles to demolish his factory in 1988, saying there was evidence it...
Surprise Rebates for Some Investors
Everyone likes a bargain. But as many as 20 percent of the people who invest in mutual funds through brokers or commission-based financial advisers may not be getting the discounts they deserve.Through oversight or dishonesty, some advisers did not tell...
The Undeniable Uninsured ; Covering More of the Uncovered Is Worth Another Try
Take California, the largest state in the nation. Add New York City. Now throw in Detroit. This closely approximates the number of people in the United States who have no health insurance - 43.6 million of them, or 15 percent of the population.As the...
US Threshold for Iraq 'Success' Is Modest ; American Voters Care Less about the Exact Steps toward Self-Rule and More about Improving Security
The United States is preparing yet another rejigging of its plan for handing over authority in Iraq, with direct election of a temporary government one possible way out of a deepening crisis.Another possibility is expansion of the existing, US-named...
Where 'English Only' Falls Short ; Companies Scramble to Cope with Multiple Languages in the Workplace
They were the go-to people when customers needed advice in Spanish about eyeshadow or perfume. But when Hispanic employees wanted to speak Spanish to one another, they say it was forbidden - even on lunch breaks.Five women who worked for the cosmetics...
Where Voting Is as Natural as a Dump Run ; New Hampshire's Character Is Evolving, but an Ethos of Independence Still Reigns
According to one local weatherman, it feels like 1 degree below unbearable outside, but Harry Loranger, a glib white-haired bus driver, sees no point in paying someone else to do what he can reasonably do himself.Along with hundreds of other residents...
Why I Finally Decided to Vote
Like roughly half of Americans between the ages of 18 and 35, I had never voted. So recently I decided to give it a shot. My reasons for not voting were, I suspect, similar to those of a lot of my peers: It boiled down to a stultifying mixture of apathy...
You've Got Mail. but Don't Know It
Got a spam filter? Maybe incidents similar to these have happened to you:* Last June, Laura Miller had some of her incoming e-mail blocked because of a new spam filter installed by her Internet service provider. Among the e-mail filtered out: messages...