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 October 28, 2002

All in the Brand Family ; Faced with a Widening Array of Personal-Electronics Devices, a Growing Number of Shoppers Now Seek Simplicity by Limiting New Purchases to a Single Manufacturer
Salesmen at computer and electronic stores across the country are witnessing a slow but significant shift in consumer behavior: Many people have become one-brand buyers.Whether deciding to replace an old television, buy a DVD player, or upgrade to a...
A Search for Motives in Sniper Shootings
Legions of investigators are combing the country, as well as the Caribbean isles, to discover what may have led John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo to allegedly kill 10 people and wound three others in one of the nation's most notorious shooting sprees.What...
A Senator of Integrity
Paul Wellstone, the son of Russian immigrants, was genuinely liked on both sides of the aisle in the US Senate. Respect for his political passion and authentic speaking crossed party lines. (See story.)By all accounts, the two-term senator from Minnesota...
Case Tests Limits of Holding Citizens in Military Prison
The US Constitution guarantees that Americans have a right to appear before an impartial judge whenever the government attempts to take away their liberty.But should the so-called "privilege of the writ of habeas corpus" apply in the midst of a war on...
Colombia Gets Tough with a Woman's Touch ; Education and Quotas Propel an Unprecedented Number of Females to the Helm of a War-Torn Country
President Alvaro Uribe took office in August, pledging to get tough on the country's armed factions and drug traffickers. So when filling the crucial defense minister slot, he chose an experienced, no-nonsense professional.Marta Lucia Ramirez, a lawyer...
Despite Moves toward Peace, Congo's Civil War Rages ; over the Weekend, Two Rebel Groups Met with Congo's Government in South Africa
Agnus Olenga stands shoulder to shoulder with Kindu's other fresh- meat sellers, hawking small piles of goat innards. Wiping her face on her arm when the flow of customers slows, she points to the strangely empty row of stalls across from her."That's...
Gas Clouds Moscow Rescue ; since the Siege's End, the Hostage Death Toll Has Been Rising Steadily from 67 to 90 to 117
Yelena and Sergei Bochkov are frantic. Their 25-year-old son Sergei was among the hostages held by Chechen terrorists for three days in a Moscow theater, and then freed in a dramatic rescue by Russian special forces Saturday morning.But almost two days...
Illuminate These Shades of Meaning
1. If a person is well-known in a community, is he prominent or eminent?2 What does an archaeologist discover - a vestige or a trace of the past?3. If you shorten your vacation, do you curtail or abbreviate it?4. If you and a friend are club members,...
Interns Find More Revved-Up Roles ; Firms Still Have Youths Fetch Sandwiches, but Many Plug Top Prospects into Key Positions
The fall term at DePauw University began weeks ago, but junior Andy Bagley is 800 miles away from its Greencastle, Ind., campus, working at the American IronHorse Motorcycle Co. factory in Fort Worth, Texas.A bad case of hooky? Actually, Mr. Bagley is...
In the Pipeline ; What's New and Maybe Useful
Clean up the house-painting processMaking a mess while painting the house, inside or out, is almost a given. Paint has traditionally been sold in clumsy metal buckets that require a screwdriver to pry open and near-perfect posture to carry without spilling.But...
Is Deflation Heading America's Way?
One-quarter of the world's population is experiencing deflation - prices of goods and services are falling, on average.In Japan, the world's second-largest economy, prices are declining, as they are for China's 1.2 billion people and for residents of...
Letters
Making ends meet requires a change of lifestyleRegarding Lisa Suhay's Oct. 25 Opinion piece "Being one of 'them' - the working poor": My husband and I also fall into the category of couples with college educations and children, and we are always one...
Mexico Prods US on Issue of Illegals ; Fox's Bid to Revive Immigration Amnesty Results in Promises by Bush to Revisit the Topic
Three months ago, Mia Bella - a highly rated Italian restaurant in downtown Houston - hired an immigration lawyer to legalize its entire kitchen staff.The trattoria was tired of waiting for an immigration agreement between the United States and Mexico,...
Modern 'Martyrs' and Their Victims ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
"We don't care about our own lives," the Chechen hostage-takers in Moscow were reported to have said right after they had taken over the theater and the victims in it. Their little regard for their own lives explains how they could victimize, in pursuit...
Paul Wellstone Remembered
Sen. Paul Wellstone (D), who died Friday in an airplane crash in his home state of Minnesota, was known for his commitment to liberal principle - often finding himself on the short end of a 99-to-1 Senate vote. That commitment and his good-guy qualities...
Putin's Preemption
Just as Sept. 11 brought a war about radical Islam to the US homeland, so, too, did the massive hostage-taking at a Moscow theater last week bring a war about Chechen independence to the heart of Russia.In fact, the three-day drama, ending in the suspicious...
Reaping the Peace Dividend in Northern Ireland
Ten years ago, I spent some time here in Northern Ireland, traveling around the Antrim Coast and in the interior, lecturing at Queen's University in Belfast, and, mainly, trying to get a sense of The Troubles at first hand.I found that I didn't have...
Reporters on the Job
* FACTS AND EMOTIONS: Lena Ostrovskaya, a Moscow public schoolteacher, works part time with reporter Fred Weir doing research, interpreting, and occasionally reporting. Lena spent yesterday going to various Moscow hospitals to talk to relatives waiting...
The Ironing Ages
I iron every week, whether I want to or not, like brushing my teeth every day or going to the grocery store. It is something I need to do, so I do it. But ironing allows time for reflection.As the years go by, sizes have certainly changed. Gone are the...
The Secret of Giving the Perfect Gift
"Do you think he uses the same shampoo as I do?" mused my 8-year- old as she patiently combed out the horse's tail. It had been an afternoon of delight for my two daughters: chasing chickens to the henhouse and rooting around for the day's eggs; feeding...
The Senate Gap Left by the Loss of Wellstone ; Walter Mondale Emerges as the Likely Replacement for the Election a Week Away
Paul Wellstone was a liberal in the tradition of 60s activism, a grass-roots organizer, and an authentic voice for the causes he believed in. By the time the Minnesota Democrat died last Friday in a plane crash, he was also very much a cherished member...
Thug to Thespian: Young Offenders Take the Stage
They are free from their barbed-wire probation camp for just two nights, but they hold their audience captive with comedy. With buzz cuts and baggy pants, these teen felons and minors with misdemeanors have taken the stage in one of America's most affluent...
Turks Tangled in Politics of Scarves ; One Week Ahead of National Elections, Turkey's Ban on Head Covering Is Fueling Controversy
Elif Erdogan has a dream: someday, she won't be forced to take off her headscarf in order to enter a classroom.Ipek Calislar has a nightmare: someday, women in Turkey will be required to cover themselves in headscarves, as they are in some Muslim countries...