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 8, 2003

A Burning Passion for Toasters ; Michael Sheafe Gave Up a Corporate Job to Indulge His Enthusiasm for Collecting the Lowly Kitchen Appliance
As a crowd looks on, a slice of soft cinnamon bread disappears silently into a toaster.Nothing unusual there, but this isn't just any appliance. This is a sleek chrome-sheathed 1949 Sunbeam T-20 Automatic, the Grace Kelly of toasters, which automatically...
An Unbearable Day Becomes Unforgettable
Something was wrong. The baby whimpered softly through his dreams. Joe and I shifted sleepily on our creaky metal daybed, and a dozen cockroaches in our four-by-four kitchen scampered for shelter. Across the room a window stood open a few inches. I was...
Arabs Ask Hussein to Go Quietly ; A Secret Saudi Visit to Iraq Last Month May Signal a Plan to Coax Its Leader into Exile
Saudi Arabia is spearheading an Arab initiative to persuade Saddam Hussein to leave Iraq voluntarily to avert a potentially devastating Middle East war.A senior Saudi official visited Baghdad in secret last month to assess whether Mr. Hussein would be...
A South Pole Trek in Search of Global Warming ; Ice Samples on Polar Trip Yield Clues on Climate Change
Just over 90 years after the first humans set foot at the South Pole, a team of US scientists has completed a rare cross-country trek to Antarctica's southernmost point as part of an international effort to uncover the history of climate change on Earth's...
At Foreign Firm, Only Cambodia's Abject Need Apply
Street 360 seems stuck on the wrong side of the digital divide: Motorcycle taxis, scruffy kids, and the occasional rooster weave their way past an evangelical church and noodle stands.But in one building is a scene that could help bridge the gap between...
Bush Treads on Thin Ice as 2003 Heats Up
What can we expect of 2003?For George W. Bush Jr., it will be the most precarious year of his presidency.On the home front he is challenged by a listless economy. It is a situation eerily reminiscent of the challenge that confronted his father as president....
Congress's New Class of Very Seasoned Rookies
For a freshman lawmaker, Lamar Alexander boasts a hefty resume: Education secretary, Tennessee governor, two-time presidential candidate. But you wouldn't know it from his current office space.As one of 64 new members - 11 senators and 53 representatives...
Field of Dreamers ; Democrats Build Campaigns, Hoping Voters Will Come
It already feels like spring in the Democratic Party. Just about every day a new presidential candidate sends up a green shoot to see if he can thrive against a popular Republican incumbent, George W. Bush.Given this president's high approval ratings,...
Finding the Best Woman to Run for the White House
Two more contenders for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination jumped into the race last week - Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina and Rep. Richard Gephardt of Missouri. They join the three - Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts,...
From Grandma's Kitchen to Museums
If you like old things but your budget doesn't run to authentic Windsor chairs and pricey Colonial highboys. consider kitchen collectibles.One obvious benefit of these old items is that they're practical.As you visit flea markets, estate sales, and auctions,...
Germany Braces as Workers Prepare to Strike ; Talks Are the Last Chance to Avert What Could Be the First Public- Service Strike in More Than 10 Years
Germany's public-sector workers seem poised to launch a crippling strike for the first time in more than a decade, highlighting a growing gap between the Social Democratic-led government and its traditional allies in the trade unions.Trade unions provided...
How Do You Spell 'Love'? ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
How does a child spell love?Answer: T-I-M-E.I find that when children ask us to love them, they are invariably asking for our undivided attention. For the gift of time. Time to play. Time to ask questions. Time to hold one another and feel really close.Yet...
I'm Dreaming of Warm Weather
This is the time of year I dream of my garden in Technicolor. I curl up with a warm quilt draped around my shoulders, hot cocoa in my hands, and gardening catalogs stacked beside me. It's all about creature comforts as the fire crackles and the wind...
In Bush Tax Plan, Perception Is Key ; How the Public Views His Package Will Affect Business Confidence and Thus the Economy
When George W. Bush unveiled his latest package of economic measures, he was engaging in what has become a regular feature of the modern presidency: big gestures aimed at stimulating the economy.Before the Great Depression, government's job was to keep...
Letters
Russian accusations obscure Peace Corps legacyRegarding your Jan. 2 article "Spies keep busy as ever, quietly": The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs notified our embassy last week that Russia would withdraw from the agreement establishing the conditions...
More Books Than Shelves
When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a librarian when I grew up. Fueling my dream was the idea of being surrounded by books all the time. I couldn't think of anything nicer.As it turned out, my career path led in other directions, but I've always...
Pancakes with a Moroccan Accent
When cooking m'semen pancakes, Hajja Aicha's hands aren't out of the frying pan, but they do stay clear of the fire. Decorated by a deep-brown pattern of henna dye, Ms. Aicha's nimble fingers prod, adjust, and flip the flaky Moroccan pancakes that are...
Reporters on the Job
* UNDER COVER PHOTO: The Monitor's Scott Peterson ruefully admits that he didn't have time to go horseback riding on the day he visited a ranch about 25 miles outside of the Iranian capital. He arrived with just enough daylight left to get a photo of...
Sorting It All out ; You've Cleaned out Those Overstuffed Closets. Now What? before You Donate to a Local Charity, Ask If They Really Need What You Have
It's January, and the new clothes and toys your family got at Christmas aren't going to fit into those overstuffed closets. Time to start seriously culling. But before you make a donation to a local charity, stop and ask yourself: "Will my trash really...
The Spirit of Charity Is Rekindled in a Thrift Shop
These days, you never know who it is you'll bump into at your local thrift shop. But you probably don't expect to hear the flutter of angel wings amid the racks of used clothing.Known as one of "the regulars," I frequent thrift stores in search of vintage...
The Write Way to Honor John Hancock's Legacy
When John Hancock picked up a quill pen in the summer of 1776 and became the first signer of the Declaration of Independence, he reportedly boasted that he would "sign it in letters bold enough so the king of England can see it without his spectacles."Who...
Trickle-Down's Tricky Math ; Tax Cuts Focus Heavily on Dividends Paid to the Well-Off, but Bush Says the Result Will Be Jobs, Growth
Does trickle-down economics work?That in essence, is the fundamental question surrounding President Bush's new tax-cut plan.The plan includes measures that would benefit a range of income groups, from the unemployed to parents. But the centerpiece of...
US-Iran, through an Expat's Eyes ; after Nearly Five Decades in Iran, This Virginian Has Seen Everything from 'Death to America' Chants to Vigils for Sept. 11 Victims
Hard-line clerics in Iran tried to prevent it. But on Sept. 11, 2001, as the ruins of the World Trade Center still smoldered, sympathizers half a world away mourned the victims with spontaneous candlelight vigils in Iran - the only Islamic nation in...
Why GOP Is Going into a Democratic Lair ; by Choosing New York as Convention Site, Republicans Hope to Use City as a Stage to Show Unity after 9/11 and Party Diversity
Now that Mickey and Minnie have muscled the strippers out of Times Square and 9/11 has transformed the city of sin into a symbol of American unity, New York is finally ready for the Republicans.And with the Grand Old Party's announcement this week that...