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 March 21, 2001

A Burned Church Can't Rebuild ; as One Congregation Can Attest, Indonesia's Faltering Institutions Put a Tradition of Tolerance at Risk
The Depok suburbs were supposed to be the sort of place where a modern, inclusive "Indonesian" identity replaced religious and racial conflicts of the kind that are now raging in other parts of the country. But when a mob of self-described "Defenders...
Beef Is Disappearing from French Dinner Tables
Try to imagine a French restaurant without filet mignon or Boeuf Bourguignon. It used to be unthinkable; now it's commonplace. Since October, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), or mad- cow disease, has had tremendous effects on French food habits....
Bush Tilts to Watts over Wilderness ; His Team Says Economic Growth -- from Logging to New Energy Supplies -- Doesn't Have to Harm the Environment
One of the most hard-fought political debates of the past 30 years has been whether balancing environmental protection and growing the economy is a zero-sum game. Does one necessarily come at the expense of the other? As the Bush administration...
California Faces More Blackouts ; the State Saw Its Worst Blackout Yet on Monday - Focusing Nation's Attention
Blackouts in California and increasingly sharp warnings from the Bush administration have focused the nation's attention anew on its energy needs. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham this week likened the severity of today's rising prices for oil and...
Chance Star Sightings That Set Fans Aglow
More than a billion people will watch this year's Academy Awards on Sunday night.The Oscar show has more top stars per rating point than any other television event.Most people will admit they like to celebrity-gaze, and that when their lives brush...
Commuting Coast to Coast ; One Parent Travels to a Job Thousands of Miles Away, While the Spouse and Children Stay Home
It was a job offer Dan Berger didn't want to refuse - the chance to head a fast-growing Web company near Boston. At the same time, he was reluctant to uproot his two sons, ages 10 and 12, from the family's home near San Francisco and from their schools,...
Dimming the Decibels in a Noisy World
On a mid-March Saturday, brilliant sunshine streams through the windows of a popular suburban cafe, offering a welcome promise of spring to the winter-weary New Englanders who have come to enjoy breakfast and conversation. It is a pleasant gathering...
Host Your Own Oscar Party
I grew up in a theatrical family, so Oscar night was always a big event. All Mom's acting friends would make their dramatic entrances; they'd ooh and aah over the decorations, including a 3-foot-tall gold Styrofoam Oscar given to us by a florist friend....
How My Aunts Became World Citizens
In her later years, Aunt Anisa wrote that "War robs the world of its wealth and rains havoc ... on the guilty and innocent alike." In her own case, war changed the pattern of her life. During World War I, when Quaker schools in Ottoman-ruled Palestine...
Market Thrives for Sudan's 'Human Capital' ; Victims, Observers Say Sudan Has Broken Its 2-Year-Old Pledge to Root out Slave Trade
Abuk Ashan says she is one of the lucky few. After being kidnapped at the age of 7, she endured a decade of enslavement, forced marriage, beatings, and stabbings. As she sits on a bed in a Khartoum safe house awaiting word of when she can reunite...
Mir Gazers Ready to Duck and Cover
A cosmonaut's guitar. Michael Foale's running shoes. A photo of Yuri Gagarin, first man in space. About 400 books, most with the covers torn off to save weight. That's just a partial list of memorabilia on Mir that isn't likely to make it through...
NATO, EU Seek to Avoid Wider Balkan Breakdown
International diplomats scrambled yesterday to head off a civil war in Macedonia that threatens to unravel years of Western policy in the Balkans. European foreign policy supremo Javier Solana held talks with leaders of the Macedonian government...
New Bush Presidency, New Tensions, Same China Envoy ; R Bush Meets Today with the Man His Father Jousted with over the Tiananmen Massacre
It was December 1990, and US-China ties were still reeling from the blow of Beijing's brutal crackdown on mass protests in Tiananmen Square. In the White House cabinet room, President George Bush sat down with a senior Chinese official for the first...
New Technology Alters Second-Hand Smoke Debate ; from New York City to Washington State, Local Governments Weigh Hospital- Quality Ventilation Systems as an Alternative to Smoking Bans in Public Places
Hospitals use walls of air to separate areas considered contagious. And now systems in some restaurants change the air 10 times an hour - nearly the equivalent of leaving the bedroom window open to get a cool breeze. But can this relatively new technology...
Nice Car, but Wait till You See My Garage Doors
Americans love their cars, and it's beginning to look like some love their garages just as much. The market for high-end custom and semicustom garage doors is small but growing. Why would people want to install a wooden garage door that resembles...
Protecting Kids from Porn
When Krissy Eckholdt turned on her computer in Provo, Utah, she opened up an e-mail from an unknown sender with the subject heading: "Your services are accepted." She expected to see a letter from some company or bank wanting her to sign up for something....
Puck to Close His Original Star-Gazing Restaurant
As usual, Hollywood's legendary Spago restaurant will host the king of Oscar parties after the awards ceremony this Sunday night. But this year's gala will be splashier than ever. On March 31, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is closing his first restaurant,...
'Puffy' Combs's Legacy
The acquittal of rap star-tycoon Sean "Puffy" Combs on gun charges has left unanswered questions: Why do a handful of influential rap entrepreneurs - a group that at times has included Mr. Combs - brand themselves with a criminal image? And why are...
Ranunculus Fires California's Fields
Every spring, dun-colored hillsides become a sea of vibrant flowers when giant ranunculus transform slopes of Carlsbad, Calif., into a floral tapestry. From mid-March to mid-May more than 50 acres of rolling hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean...
Rebels Set on 'War of Liberation' ; Albanian Rebels Are Relaxed, but Dug in, Ahead of Army Offensive
Rebel Commander Mala is proud of his forward troops' work. Surveying the embattled town of Tetovo through a pair of binoculars, he smiles as he points out the territory taken in the past week by his ethnic- Albanian rebels - the self-styled National...
Sensational Salads Start with Homegrown Lettuce
Mesclun, baby lettuce, organic radicchio - they're pricey at the supermarket, but inexpensive and oh-so-easy to grow at home. And because salad greens prefer cool weather, most can be planted long before tomatoes and other summer crops. Shep Ogden,...
Sentencing Children
Terrible crimes deserve tough punishment. But should such punishment be meted out regardless of the age of the offender? That question has renewed currency in the wake of a life sentence without parole given a 14-year-old boy in Florida. Lionel Tate...
Surveillance Cameras in Nursing-Home Facilities ; A Pilot Program Will Install Video Cameras for Some Nursing-Home Residents. They Will Also Allow Family Members to See Each Other as They Talk on the Phone
Sue Hecht knew something was wrong when she knocked on the door of her mother's room in a Maryland nursing home and heard an angry voice yell back, "What do you want?" When Ms. Hecht entered, she found an aide screaming and swearing at her mother....
The Right Looks to Step Up Pressure on Bush
For interest groups in this town, there is a time to support your man and a time to prod him. And some conservatives here say it may be time to explore the latter part of that equation with President George W. Bush. As a candidate, Mr. Bush walked...
What a Son Taught His Mother about Music
I found the Suzuki violin-lesson notice tucked inside a zippered pouch in my kindergartner's backpack. When I asked Nathan if he wanted to take violin lessons, he shrugged. "I used to play the violin, and then I took up the cello," I told him. ...
Where Zebras Roam Free, Earth's Heat Is Harnessed ; Strapped for Energy, Kenya Hopes Geothermal Sources Can Provide 25 Percent of the Nation's Power by 2017
When the lights flicker or go out in Kenya, people hardly notice. Only 9 percent of the population is connected to the nation's energy grid, and even for those who are hooked up, power outages are the norm. Villagers cut down more and more trees for...
Wilderness Is Us
President Bush's actions to boost oil drilling in the US has the greens seeing red and the drillers of black crude seeing gold. "There goes the wilderness," cries one side. "Here comes energy galore," claims the other. Hold on a second. This battle...