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 August 21, 2006

All I Need to Know I Learned from My Car ; Corolla Was Dependable. She Always Started, No Matter What the Weather
Some people look to Ouija boards for guidance. Others shuffle tarot cards or scrutinize tea leaves. They're so silly and misguided. Those folks should pay closer attention to what their cars are telling them, instead of just complaining about the money...
A Rich Tradition of Laughter and Friends
Vladimir was most likely born laughing. After years of getting to know him, I've learned that he not only laughs generously, but without the least fear that you might take more than your share or that he might run out. Indeed, he often laughs for no...
Backstory: Cornwall's Battle of the 'Breaks' ; in Quaint Cornwall, Surfers Fight a Plan to Generate Electricity from the Ocean. Who Owns the Waves?
Traveling to St. Ives in Cornwall, on the very southwest coast of England - or the "toenail of England" as Virginia Woolf called it - is like traveling back in time.Its Fore Street is as English an avenue as you'll ever find - curving, cobbled, draped...
Canada Turns to Niagara Falls for Energy ; Ontario Wants to Extract More Hydroelectric Power from Niagara Falls and Close Coal-Burning Plants
Niagara Falls has meant honey moon since the late 19th century. Oscar Wilde made wisecracks about it; and a song about newlyweds shuffling off to Buffalo for a look at the falls is part of the classic 1933 musical, 42nd Street.It's also the most powerful...
Deleting Computer Waste
Computers have short lives. College students need the latest laptop. Teens seek souped-up models for game play. Adults ogle new flat-panel screens. And old computers pile up in attics, basements, and garages - or worse, in landfills as toxic waste.Between...
Democrats Topple Tradition for 2008 Election ; to Boost Diversity in Presidential Nominating Votes, They Put Nevada's and South Carolina's Sooner
Move over Iowa and New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina are now members of the Democratic Party's "early nominators" club.By adding new states to its early roster of presidential nominating contests, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) aims to...
Drug Ads Sell a Problem, Not a Solution
It is an old saying in the advertising trade that you sell the problem, not the solution. That helps explain why the media today are awash with images of disease. Erectile dysfunction, depression, stress, attention deficit disorder, on and on - you can't...
Fed Reduces Recession Threat
The US economy appears to be on track for a "soft landing" - a period of recession-free but less energetic economic growth.The job market is now tepid, consumers are tempering their spending, and inventories - from women's apparel to computer hard drives...
For Israelis, Truce with Hizbullah Is Unrealistic ; Israel's Army Chief Says It Scored 'Points' in the War against Hizbullah but Not a 'Knockout Blow.'
Israel's weekend raid on a Hizbullah base in eastern Lebanon, rattling the week-old cease-fire, raises serious questions over whether the two sides will exercise the restraint needed for the truce to last.There is widespread concern here that the UN...
Free Preschool Will Help Latinos and US
We generally think of kindergarten as a time of possibilities and fresh starts. But kids don't begin their formal education on equal footing: When they arrive at the schoolhouse door, poor and minority students often lag behind their peers by as much...
Funerals in Lebanon's South Foster Culture of Martyrdom ; Saturday, Hizbullah Buried 54 Fighters, by One Count. the Values of Martyrdom Often Pass from Father to Son
Tearful and dressed in boy-sized camouflage, Ahmad Kamal Chehab laid his father to rest with a handful of dirt that he let slip through his small fingers as his father's casket was lowered into the ground.Just 11 years old, Ahmad saw in the embroidered...
Hostage: The Jill Carroll Story - Part 6 * Reciting Koranic Verses
Um Ali - the wife of Abu Ali, my stubble-bearded captor - was my constant companion during the first three weeks of captivity. She was about 25, very pretty with big eyes. Wherever I was moved, she came, too, along with some of her children. At first,...
Jill Carroll's Captor Claims to Be Insurgency Chief ; More Than Kidnappers, They Worked Closely with Al Qaeda in Iraq
Jill Carroll's captors weren't a run-of-the-mill kidnap-for- ransom criminal group. Nor were they just any band of insurgents. They were close allies of Al Qaeda in Iraq.Her chief captor claimed that after he abducted Ms. Carroll, he was elevated to...
Letters
Questioning Israel as a 'plucky democracy' and 'hard-line' stateRegarding the Aug. 14 article, "Why Bush embraces Israel's hard line": What the article does not describe is the nature of this hard line; apparently it requires no definition or explanation...
Montenegro: Country for Sale ; after Ending Its Union with Serbia, Montenegro's Land Is a Hot Commodity
After spending a week in coastal Montenegro, eavesdropping on English couples discussing per-square-meter property prices; watching an Irish television crew follow two house-hunting brothers; and interviewing agents, developers, and buyers in the nearly...
NATO's 21st-Century Task: Going from 'Europe' to 'Global'
Ever since the breakup of the Soviet Union, NATO has been working to transform itself from a cold-war, Europe-focused bulwark against a communist threat to a military and political alliance relevant to the world of the 21st century.The answer has been...
Pakistan Eyes Afghan Link in Foiled London Plot ; Suspect Rashid Rauf Said He Had Connections to an Afghan National with Al Qaeda Ties
More than a week after the foiled London terror plot, investigators in Pakistan say they have shifted their sights to Afghanistan, after the prime suspect in custody, Rashid Rauf, divulged his liaison with a high-level Al Qaeda operative possibly based...
Reporters on the Job
* Terror Ties? While reporting today's story about Pakistan's efforts to track the ties to the London terror plot, correspondent David Montero met with several religious leaders.One of those meetings was with Yahya Mujahid, a spokesman for the Jamat-ud-Dawa,...
Two Cheers for Welfare Reform
Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of welfare reform, the law that was supposed to put "welfare queens" to work. Or, to be more accurate and polite, the law that was supposed to end the dependence of needy families with children on government cash assistance...
When You Can't Get There to Help ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
Shortly after my husband and I and our young family were transferred halfway around the world, a dear friend became seriously ill. And then my father also became ill.I telephoned every day, but it was frustrating to be so far away. I felt I could be...
Why Cable News Pursues the JonBenet Ramsey Case ; While Broadcast Networks Offer Traditional Journalistic Fare, Their Cable Rivals Are Now More like the Daily News Than the New York Times
"SOLVED!'' read the Daily News headline. "BREAKING NEWS" flashed the MSNBC graphic: "JonBenet Ramsey Case Solved?"Almost a decade after a flood of media speculation about the unsolved murder of the child beauty queen essentially convicted her parents...