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 September 28, 2005

At School for Storm Evacuees, Hugs before Homework
Jacqueline MacDonald got the news on a Saturday: She was to be principal of a new Baton Rouge school composed entirely of teachers and students evacuated from New Orleans.By Monday, Mayfair Elementary had opened its doors: a virtually empty former school...
Consumers Turning Wary ; after Katrina and Gasoline Ordeals, Consumer Confidence Takes Its Biggest Fall in 15 Years
President Bush is asking Americans to conserve gasoline by holding off on unnecessary trips.Does that include a jaunt to the mall? A visit to a favorite restaurant?If shoppers do stay away, most economists say it will significantly slow the nation's...
EU Can Do More to Block an Iranian Bomb
Last Saturday, the UN atomic watchdog agency threatened to seek sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program. The move represents a diplomatic failure by France, Germany, and Britain to persuade Iran not to build an atomic bomb.Credible evidence has...
If We Weren't Hurricane-Ready, What about a Terrorist Attack?
Lesson learned. That is what we must hope for in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The chaos and dislocation caused by those storms should be a wake-up call for a society at war with terrorism but which for the most part has not been personally...
In Aceh Highlands, a Crucial Test of Peace ; the Recent Deal between the Indonesian Military and Separatists Is Raising Tensions over the Spoils of Peace
In the highlands of central Aceh, tensions are surfacing over the rapid rollout of a landmark peace accord signed Aug. 15 with separatist rebels aimed at halting decades of war. How the tensions are handled in the coming months is likely to be key to...
In Search of the Elusive Lentils ; Her Soup Depended on Them. I Searched the Supermarket but Failed to Find a Single Lentil. the Aisles Were Labeled, but What Category Do Lentils Fall Under?
He was very young - well, maybe about 17 or 18 - and he was stacking shelves in our local supermarket. This smallish supermarket was taken over recently by another chain. After being closed for a few days, everything was in a different place when it...
In TV 'Town Meeting,' Putin Tips Populist Hand ; Poverty and Services Were the Focus of the Russian Chief's Three- Hour Marathon
President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday detailed the Kremlin's unexpected "left turn" to focus on poverty-fighting and social compassion, in a bravura three-hour televised public marathon that would have left Western audiences gasping for breath."The main...
Lessons from an Evacuation ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
With a forest fire raging out of control several years ago near the canyon we lived in, we stayed close to our radio, following reports and listening for the call to evacuate.Earlier in the day when we'd climbed an observation tower farther up the mountain,...
Letters
Government necessary for addressing natural disastersRegarding the Sept. 20 article, "Government failure, private success": The needs of the people affected by hurricanes Katrina and Rita are enormous and cannot be served by voluntary, or private, help...
Life in the Land Where Filling Up an SUV Costs $3 ; Venezuelans Love Paying 10 Cents per Gallon, but Critics Warn of Economic, Environmental Impact
Auto salesman Leonardo Caicedo looked over the shiny Jeep, Chrysler, and Dodge vehicles crowding the showroom in central Caracas, where a gallon of gasoline now costs about the same as a large hen's egg, and a liter costs less than a single photocopy.The...
'Mapparium' Anniversary Celebrated
The world's only three-story stained glass walk-in globe celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. In honor of the occasion, an exhibit will open Thursday in Boston at the Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity. The Christian Science...
Nothing 'Shy' about Rita
Last week, when hurricane Rita was just starting out as a tropical storm, someone on television was heard describing it as "just shy of a hurricane."Shy? Come again? For a storm with winds that subsequently picked up to 175 miles an hour, is "shy" really...
Parents, Stop Losing Sleep over Your Senior's College Application Process
The "topic" came up once again at dinner last night: college admissions. For parents of high school seniors, this is the autumn of our unrest.Conventional wisdom tells us that this is the crunch period - visit college campuses, get those application...
Reporters on the Job
* Russia's Great Communicator: Correspondent Fred Weir watched Russian President Vladimir Putin's entire three-hour talk show Tuesday, and was impressed."He spoke exactly to the topics. He never meandered. With the exception of Bill Clinton, I've never...
Saving History from a Hurricane ; Teams of Archivists Are Rushing to the Gulf Coast on an Urgent Mission to Recover Priceless Records Damaged by Katrina
When two feet of water flooded the basement of the New Orleans courthouse a month ago, archivist Stephen Bruno faced a huge problem. All the books on the bottom shelves were wet. He knew the soggy volumes, containing important public records, must be...
Should Union Dues Back Political Causes? ; California Vote May Affect Other States' Efforts to Prevent Unions' Use of Funds for Liberal Political Ends
Fred Glass is worried that if a November ballot initiative passes here, teachers, firefighters, police, nurses, and other public employees will lose their collective political clout."If we can't bundle our money together, we cannot mount credible challenges...
Spain Delivers 9/11 Conviction ; Imad Yarkas Received 27 Years in Prison. Prosecutors Had Wanted 74,337 Years - 25 Years for Each 9/11 Victim
Four years after the 9/11 attacks, European courts are becoming more skilled at prosecuting Islamist terrorists. Yet convictions for participation in large-scale attacks, like those that took place in New York and Madrid, remain difficult to obtain.In...
The Marshall Field of Dreams
In the annals of department-store history, it would be hard to top a comment about Marshall Field's, made long ago by a Chicago matron. After hearing the news about the bombing of Pearl Harbor, she exclaimed, "Nothing is left anymore - except, thank...
'This Old Sustainable House'
Wouldn't it be nice to have your own little cabin on a lake, away from man-made noises, powered by wind and sun, and heated by the earth itself? And wouldn't it be nice to know that the construction of that home had done minimal damage to the surrounding...
Traditional Japanese Fashion, by the Seasons
This blustery, billowing image of an elaborately dressed and coiffured Japanese woman with a parasol is an example of ukiyo-e - a Japanese wood-block print that is a "picture of the floating world." Beautiful women were a favorite subject in ukiyo-e,...
US Begins New Pitch to Muslim World ; Close Bush Adviser Karen Hughes Is Touring Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey
Karen Hughes, a folksy Texan and longtime confidante of President Bush, has one of the toughest jobs in the US government: convincing the rest of the world, particularly the Arab world, that US policies are in their best interests.She started her first...
US Is Logging Gains against Al Qaeda in Iraq ; the US Military Says Improved Intelligence Led to the Killing of Two Key Leaders of the Group
In a succession of intelligence breaks, the US says it has killed two key members of Al Qaeda in Iraq in recent days, including the organization's No. 2 man who is suspected of orchestrating a series of suicide bombings in Baghdad since April.According...
We Swim in an Ocean of Media
The media "ecosystem" surrounding Americans - not just TV, radio, and newspapers but also the Web, PDAs, MP3 players, cellphones, video games, and more - keeps getting more widespread, personal, and diverse.The world is seeing "a Cambrian explosion"...
Why US Isn't Prodding Mideast Peace Process ; as Palestinians and Israelis Both Head into 'Political Seasons,' Opportunities for Breakthroughs Begin to Fade
The high hopes of just a few weeks ago that the United States would aggressively reengage in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are beginniing to dim.The "window of opportunity" that opened after the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat...
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