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 30, 2002

A Farewell to Fizz from LA Lunchrooms
Like a grease fire at a Labor Day barbecue, the national "fat vs. fit" wars are flaring up - this time in school hallways and cafeterias.With public schools set to open en masse next week, the biggest back-to-campus issues aren't books, teachers, and...
At Local Level, an Influx of Political Rookies ; Hordes of Newcomers Seek Legislative Seats in New Hampshire, Missouri and Idaho
Spikey-haired college senior Chris Siefken figures he'll give politics a try. He's only taking one class this semester, so why not run for state legislator?Tracie Buckley is up for it, too. This mother of three - who works at a nursing home - wants seniors...
Bush the Crusader
To President Bush, Saddam Hussein isn't just another terrorist snake to be snuffed out. Iraq itself is ground zero for the US to drain the Middle East swamp of terrorists by planting the region with saplings of democracy.A Bush overhaul of these ancient...
Colombia Borrows Peru's Playbook to Fight Rebels ; on Tuesday, an Official Suggested That the State of Emergency Become Permanent
On Aug. 12, just five days into the presidency of Alvaro Uribe Velez, Colombia found itself in a situation not unfamiliar to many Latin Americans: living under a state of emergency.Mortar shells rained down on the city's poorest neighborhood, El Cartucho,...
Czechs Salvage Soggy Treasures ; Flooding This Month Caused at Least $30 Million in Damage to Cultural Treasures and Historic Sites
Ondra Sindelar and his younger brother Jura sit in the muddy debris of their home, wistfully turning the pages of their beloved books - such as a collector's edition of J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy - all now soggy and stinking of sewage.The two teenagers,...
Does Sisterhood Deflate Tennis's Biggest Rivalry?
This is the problem: They're too good.It all looks effortless when they swagger onto the court. When they win, it's expected.No hard lines etch their faces, like the ones we see with Jennifer Capriati, who came back from oblivion to be a contender. They...
Garage Door Openers ; Bands like the Strokes and the Vines Evoke the Stripped-Down Sound of 1960s Garage Rock
So you want to be a rock and roll star? Well, listen now to what I say. Get yourself an electric guitar and take some time to learn how to play."Such was the advice offered in the 1967 song "Rock 'n' Roll Star," by The Byrds - one of the great garage-rock...
How Will TV Handle Sept. 11? ; Anniversary Coverage Will Include Documentaries, Profiles, Live Events
Television was the first stop for most of the nation on Sept. 11. A transfixed and traumatized audience tuned in almost nonstop to learn about the attacks and the victims.But as the first anniversary of that day approaches, many wonder how TV will handle...
Israel Sees Opportunity in Possible US Strike on Iraq ; Israel Promised Support and Assistance This Week for a US War against Iraq
It echoes the hawks in the Bush administration, but Israel has its own agenda in backing a US attack on Iraq. As Egypt and other Arab allies issue vehement warnings to dissuade Washington, Israel's fear is that the US will back off."If the Americans...
'Is This Thing On?' Today's Comics Find Success Elusive
With his dark Stiller-esque looks and Seinfeldian delivery, Ray Ellin should be poised for stardom - super stardom. Already, there are signs that the New York stand-up comedian is on his way. Mr. Ellin has signed with Howard Stern's agent, has hosted...
Joblessness Low, but Lasts Longer ; for American Workers, the Risk of Layoffs Is Down from Previous Recessions, but the Risk of Staying Jobless Is Up
By most measures, America's downturn looks unusually mild.Unemployment remains low compared to the previous two recessions. Economic restructuring looks less severe. Today's jobless dotcom, telecom, and service-sector employees are younger, better-educated,...
Letters
Benefits of Canadian healthcareRegarding your Aug. 28 article, "Canadian model of healthcare ails": As a Canadian now living in the US, I have to say that despite its challenges, I prefer the Canadian healthcare system. The system may be financially...
Movie Guide
NEW RELEASESCorpus Callosum (Not rated)Director: Michael Snow. With Kim Plate, Greg Hermanovic, John Massey, Joanne Tod. (93 min.)Sterritt *** Named after the part of the brain that passes signals between the two hemispheres, this avant-garde extravaganza...
Mr. A. and the Tender Lesson ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
My brother Rex likes to joke about visiting me from his home in Seattle, not to see me but to visit Mr. A's Chicken, Taco and Ice Cream stand. I know what he means.Mr. A's reminds us both of our childhood, with its bins of penny candy, including the...
My Spell-Checker's 'Weigh' with Words
My computer never ceases to take me by surprise.Not only me, but also those various professionals on whom I call more frequently than I'd like to admit. You know the people I mean (or not, as the case may be): the designated "Help" personnel. Where would...
Newest Flood of Afghan Refugees: Pashtuns Fleeing South ; Pashtuns in the North Fear Persecution by Other Groups, the UN Warned This Week
Like many Afghans, Abdul Habib assumed that the fall of the Taliban last November would bring a hopeful future to his family and to his country.But instead, his peaceful life in the north-central Afghan city of Shibarghan fell apart. Neighbors of the...
Our One-Star Petit Paradis
A one-star hotel in Paris? When we tell friends this is where we stay, they visualize a combination youth hostel and flophouse.The truth is quite different. For years we have stayed at a small hotel on the Left Bank and found it perfectly satisfactory....
Playing Mahler in an Eminem World ; Youth Orchestras Overflow with Serious Talent. but Will They Have an Audience in the Future?
What's the most difficult college to get into (that doesn't prepare students to defend America's coast)?No, it's not Harvard, Stanford, or MIT. It's The Juilliard School in Manhattan, a premier training ground for tomorrow's classical musicians. The...
Powell: Bush's Loyal Dissenter ; Secretary Balks at Muscular Foreign Policy, but Quietly
When Colin Powell's offering rolled across the screen last month during the entertainment night of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations foreign ministers' annual meeting, the chortling crowd suddenly quieted. Was that really President Bush, in...
Pursuit of Life, Liberty, and Kids ; an Animated Series on the Revolution Debuts on PBS with a Star- Studded Cast
Imagine Sylvester Stallone as the voice of Paul Revere. ("Adrian!! The British are coming!") Odd, but it could work. Walter Cronkite as Ben Franklin? Terrific.Mr. Cronkite and Mr. Stallone are accompanied by a star-studded cast unprecedented in a daily...
Rekindling Our Relationship with Fire
When the scent of fir smoke seasoned the air this month in the northern California valley where I live, my first worry was that it told of local flames. As a member of our town's volunteer fire company, I feared that fire duty would commandeer my afternoon...
Reporters on the Job
* BIG HEART, SMALL MUSCLES: Although Arie Farnam's Prague apartment is on the fifth floor, and thus out of reach, she was not untouched by the flooding. Several friends lost everything. "One of my American friends, who is currently working on a humanitarian...
Scientists Find the 'Titanic of New England' ; Discovery of the Steamship Portland, Which Sank in 1898, Ends 100- Year Search
On Nov. 26, 1898, a light snow began to fall as a 291-foot coastal steamer christened the "Portland" eased out from Boston's India Wharf en route to Maine.She never arrived. Sometime during the next 18 hours, the richly furnished side-wheeler with its...
The Only List Where Keanu Beats Orson
This just in: 'Citizen Kane' is the No. 1 movie of all time. That shocking news is brought to us by Britain's venerable Sight and Sound magazine, the American Film Institute, and a host of others. It's to the point where you don't even have to bother...
To Save the Planet, First Get an Interpreter
THE bulletin boards set up around the conference center at the Word Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) are supposed to guide the 50,000 delegates to various events.But many here admit sheepishly even they don't "grok" the new polyglot."New findings...
Uncivil Liberties
In the way that Miranda denotes defendants' rights and Roe denotes abortion rights, Hamdi may come to denote an enemy's rights.Yaser Esam Hamdi is an American born in Baton Rouge, La., raised in Saudi Arabia, and captured by Northern Alliance forces...
We Mugged Up When We Dropped In
Memories now and then bring old things back anew, which is good, and a common expression heard in my youth was, "Do drop in!" At parting, folks would say, "If you chance our way, do drop in." It was a coastal duty rather than a courtesy.Passing, take...
What's on TV ; SHOWS FOR Aug. 31 to Sept. 6
Sunday 9/1Arthur: It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (PBS, check local listings): Arthur is back in his second prime-time special featuring the Backstreet Boys. It's a little convoluted for a cartoon, but the music is fun for the younger set.The Biographer: The...