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 May 31, 2006

25 Years on, AIDS Still Spreading ; A UN Meeting This Week Takes Stock of Efforts to Fight the Disease, Focusing on Women
High-level delegations from around the world gather at the UN in New York this week for a five-year review of global efforts against AIDS that will highlight both progress and worrying trends.An encouraging note will be sounded by reports that infection...
A Big 'Kid' with a Love of Small Books
When my sons were children, I fitted into the movie theater audience. I also belonged in the children's book section. No raised eyebrows; no questions asked.But now that my boys have grown and moved away, I stand out like a giant beanstalk growing through...
A Lesson from a Teenager: Maybe the Next Generation Really Is OK ; It Was a Classic Case of Older-Generation Hand-Wringing and Worry over Nothing
I have grown children and a 3-year-old grandson. My contact with teenagers consists mostly of conversations that include "Is that for here or to go?"Usually, the exchange goes something like this. Me, slowly and with emphasis: "I'd like a 16-ounce, sugar-free,...
Backstory: 'Don't Break My Heart!' ; the Bazaar Sales Pitch - It's the Chattering Art at the Crossroads of Serious Shopping in Istanbul
The streets around Istanbul's central Grand Bazaar seethe with a heady, colorful mixture of Turks, tourists, and touts. Huge reinforced brassieres flap sternly from the awnings of lingerie shops; cheeses, dried fruit, and writhing fish plucked fresh...
Bush Energy Plan Whacks Conservation ; More Than a Dozen Efficiency Efforts Are Set for Trims or Elimination as the Administration Pushes Long-Term Projects
A few years ago a little-known US Energy Department program helped produce a design technology for lightweight cars and trucks that in 2004 alone saved the nation 122 million barrels of oil, or about $9 billion.Even without that breakthrough, the tiny...
Clothes Make a Statement Electronically ; Researchers See a Day When You'll Update Your Style with the Click of a Mouse
Fashion changes faster than ever today - but what if you could change your style at the speed of light? That's what MIT researchers envision if they can link clothing design to the Internet. In their scenario, consumers won't have to wait for new designs...
Filipinos Protest Steady Rise of Political Killings ; A Leftist Leader Was Shot Monday. Some 600 Leftists and More Than 70 Journalists Have Died in Five Years
Sotero Llamas, a former national leader of the Philippine Communist Party, was among 52 leftists facing charges of rebellion when he was gunned down Monday, several hundred miles south of the capital.Who did it remains a mystery, as are most of the killers...
From High Court, Warning to Whistle-Blowers ; the Justices Find That Public Workers' Criticisms Aren't 'Protected' Speech
Government employees do not enjoy free-speech protection against being disciplined for exposing official misconduct at work.In an important decision that will make it more difficult for some government whistle-blowers, the US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday...
From Israeli Jails, Hamas Activists Press Middle Way
A rarely seen Hamas faction is emerging as an unlikely moderate and influential force within the Islamic militant party now running the Palestinian Authority.A group of Hamas members who are imprisoned within Israeli jails have become a counterweight...
Frustration Mounts between US, Pakistan ; Congress Pressures Pakistan to Give More Information about Possible Proliferation, Upsetting Already-Delicate Ties
One of the central relationships forged after 9/11 has hit a rough patch. The latest irritant between Washington and Islamabad came last week as US lawmakers urged Pakistan to wring more information from disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan,...
How to Select the Best Fruit This Summer
"A basket of perfectly ripe fruit, such as pears, peaches and apricots - it's about the most voluptuous dessert you can offer," wrote Julia Child in "Julia Child & More Company" (1979).But unless you own an orchard or can buy fruit at a local farmers'...
Is It Time for an Asian UN Chief? ; the World Will Be Watching China's Role in Finding a Successor to Kofi Annan
The United Nations is in the process of seeking a successor to Secretary- General Kofi Annan, whose term expires at the end of this year.Many believe that this time, it is Asia's turn to fill the position. Mr. Annan himself voiced the same idea when...
Kenya Killing Stirs Bitter Past ; Anything Less Than a Full Trial of Accused White Land Owner Could Spark Violence
Serah Waithera Njoya gets up from the fire where she is cooking dinner and welcomes the latest visitors to her mud-brick home set deep in Kenya's Great Rift Valley.Government ministers, MPs, church officials, and tribal leaders have all stopped by recently.There,...
Letters
Peeling away more layers of the great immigration debateRegarding the May 25 article, "Rising black-Latino clash on jobs": Unskilled jobs that were once the first employment for young blacks are now often done by legal and illegal immigrants. Labor economist...
Mr. Wall Street Goes to Washington ; President Bush Named Goldman Sachs CEO Henry Paulson Jr. Tuesday as His Pick for the Next Treasury Chief
President Bush has lined up a Wall Street heavyweight as chief spokesman for the economy. He's Henry Paulson Jr., who has been running finance powerhouse Goldman Sachs - and as the designated next Treasury secretary, he'll have a big job ahead of him.Despite...
'My Maker Is My Husband' ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
Several years ago I discovered my husband was having an affair with a mutual friend. Although I wanted to try counseling or prayer - anything to repair our relationship - my husband preferred that we go our separate ways.I felt as though I were in a...
Not 'Just In.' but Just Interesting. ; Three Websites Offer the Entertaining Distraction That Comes from True, Though Not Necessarily Relevant, Accounts of Man, Nature, and History
Just about every newspaper and broadcast news organization understands the value of placing the occasional 'soft' or human interest story into a line-up of more serious and more timely reports. Granted, it's important to be aware of significant local...
Outlasting All GOP Speakers, Hastert Shows Bold Side
"Uncle" Joe Cannon of Illinois, the longest-serving GOP House speaker in history, until Wednesday, was also the most powerful speaker ever. He relished bashing presidents of his own party with the club of congressional power. Colleagues dubbed him "the...
Prince Turki Al-Faisal
It is a tough time to be Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States.Many Americans have not forgotten that 15 of the 19 hijackers on September 11, 2001, were Saudis. And soaring gasoline prices are a constant reminder of the market clout exercised...
Security Fears Stunt Online Bank Growth
I first discovered the joys of online banking in the late 1990s. I was living in Canada, but working for the Monitor in Boston. All my paychecks were being deposited in my Cambridge, Mass., bank account. By using Internet banking, I could pay my bills...
The Corner Office as a Hot Seat
Last week's Enron verdict marked both an end and a beginning. By holding the once-proud company's top two officials liable for engaging in illegal activities, and then lying about them, it reached an important conclusion. But it also set a vital precedent.Nearly...
The Importance of the US-China Partnership ; Trade Keeps US-China Relations Warm, but Other Issues Could Bring a Cold Front
While Iraq and Iran are front and center for the Bush administration's foreign policy managers, the most significant single relationship for the United States in the coming decade may be that with China.China in recent years has achieved incredible economic...
The Spirit of Jazz Inspired Matisse
Pure, luminous colors were the hallmark of Henri Matisse's paintings, never more so than in the decoupages or cutouts of his late period. Photographs of his studio in Vence, France, about 1947 show a wall covered in these paper cutouts.It was in the...
Venezuela's Oil Model: Is Production Rising or Falling? ; High Oil Prices Keep Profits Up, but Output May Be Down
In recent weeks, both Bolivian president Evo Morales and Ecuador's president Alfredo Palacio have taken a page out of Venezuelan populist president Hugo Chavez's natural resources manual.It's the page that features politicizing the oil and gas industries...
Widows Helping Others ; after Susan Retik and Patti Quigley Lost Their Husbands on 9/11, They Began Helping Women in Afghanistan and Other War-Torn Countries
Susan Retik and Patti Quigley lead privileged American lives, 7,000 miles away from the hardscrabble existence of two Afghan sisters-in-law, Sahera and Sadiqa.But when the four women met this month in Sahera's tiny mud- brick home in Kabul, Afghanistan,...