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 2, 2005

A Chasm Grows in 'Flat' World ; Labor Day Assessment: Globalization Has Not Eased Global Income Inequality
At a meeting 11 days ago in Chicago, representatives from 900 unions worldwide coalesced around a common idea: Turn up the pressure on Wal-Mart globally to boost pay and benefits.The move, by the federation known as Union Network International, encapsulates...
After the Storm ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
Resurrection. It's not a word I use a lot, yet as I looked at the pictures of New Orleans, Biloxi, and other communities under the floodwaters left by hurricane Katrina, it was the only word that came to mind. These communities can come back to life,...
A Lush 'Gardener,' Where Intrigue Grows
Few actors are capable of looking as soulfully famished as Ralph Fiennes. With his liquid, beseeching eyes and fine-drawn features, he resembles an alabaster saint made flesh.In "The Constant Gardener," directed by Fernando Meirelles and adapted by screenwriter...
An Audi for the Rest of Us
Good news for devotees of sport compacts - those tightly built cars that marry performance with back-seat utility: Audi just had a baby. And, baby, it screams for attention.The innovators of Ingolstadt, Germany, have delivered the 2006 A3, a new, $25,000...
Beijing Tries to Tame Its Wild Taxis before '08 Olympics
On a hazy afternoon that threatens rain, my two companions and I hail a taxi. Our driver, Wang Yi, is friendly and professional.He flips the fare meter and starts a small narrative as we make our way through the city's urban labyrinth.But can this be...
Coach Kids to Their (Reasonable) Dreams
In the postmortems following the sudden and tragic Aug. 20 death of first-year professional football player Thomas Herrion, there is a good deal of speculation that at 6 ft., 3 in. and 330 pounds, the offensive lineman's collapse might well have had...
Collectors, Unplugged ; as eBay Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary, Many Treasure Hunters Still Do It the Old-Fashioned Way
He calls himself Mr. Rick and greets me in his driveway wearing a frog hand puppet, the fingers webbed like a frog's toes. It was about 20 years ago that Richard Wohlers bought his first fake frog, a Kermit - the ever-smiling muppet who reflects his...
Fires Reveal Housing Crunch ; in Paris, 48 Immigrants Have Died in Fires That Ripped through Substandard Buildings
Anzumana Karamoko sits in the dim, dank entryway to the tenement where he lives, and gestures angrily at the peeling walls, the collapsing ceiling, and the fetid lake of waste-water that has pooled in the courtyard."This is a dangerous place, but we...
Get 'Lost': A Jungle of Twists and Turns
Not even a think tank comprised of Alfred Hitchcock, Rod Serling, and M. Night Shyamalan would be able to unravel the enigmas of "Lost," the hit TV series about a band of plane-crash survivors stranded on a seemingly supernatural island.How mysterious...
Getting Electricity Back to the Gulf Coast
Heat. Humidity. Fifteen- to 16-hour days. Not to mention snakes and high-voltage wires.Jeff Malaby knows that conditions will be tough as he and thousands of other electric utility workers head to the Gulf Coast to restore power in the aftermath of hurricane...
His Tree Bore the Fruit of Generosity
'Hi, Candy," Mr. Glushenko called out. "Hi," I said, waving from my bike."I have some things for you," he said, while laying a pair of hand clippers on the wide rail along the back of his white picket fence. Excited about getting some goodies, I squeezed...
Iraq Buries Stampede Dead as Politicians Point Fingers ; the Body Count Nears 1,000 as Officials Acknowledge That Security Measures May Have Compounded the Tragedy
Fatima Saeed was given up for dead, one of the hundreds of bodies found crushed after a stampede during a Shiite holiday Wednesday and piled onto a truck.But doctors, sifting through the influx of bodies at Baghdad Hospital, discovered that she was still...
Katrina and the Neighborhood
Concerned about Louisianians stranded in the unsanitary Superdome, the governor of Texas invited all 25,000 of them to the cool, dry Houston Astrodome Wednesday. Thursday, he invited another 25,000 evacuees to San Antonio. "We're neighbors and we're...
Katrina Poses Key Test for Stretched National Guard ; Part-Time Soldiers - Having Served in Afghanistan and Iraq - Are Now Called Up for Duty in Gulf Coast Disaster
Even for a force formed before the foundation of the Republic, what lies ahead for the National Guard along the Gulf Coast is something unprecedented in terms of scope."We're making history again," says Lt. Col. Robert Horton of the Alabama Guard. "Never...
Kudos, So Far, for Helmsman of Roberts Hearings ; Hope Runs High That, under Sen. Arlen Specter, Next Week's Proceedings on High Court Nominee Will Be Fair
When the Senate Judiciary Committee convenes its first hearing in 11 years for a US Supreme Court nominee, the senator presiding over the mega-event takes on the assignment of a lifetime - and colleagues on both sides of the aisle say he appears to have...
Letters
Getting the story straight on effect of high gas pricesRegarding the Aug. 31 article "Drivers seek ways to save at the pump": Another way to save on gas is to ride an e-bike - a bicycle with an electrical motor that can assist when pedaling gets difficult...
Monitor Picks ; Five Things We Think You'll Really Like
The Bigger chillSoap and suspense is the recipe du jour on since "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives" dominated last year's TV ratings. Fox's Reunion (premieres Thursday, Sept. 8) is an intriguing pot boiler of murder, mystery, and high school mayhem, with...
Movie Guide
New in TheatersA Sound of Thunder (PG-13)Director: Peter Hyams. With Edward Burns, Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack. (102 min.)In 2055, time travel is big business. But on a trip back 65 million years to hunt dinosaurs, one Time Safari customer steps...
My Son's Unique Sense of Fashion
There he is, my 9-year-old, headed out on a bright, warm morning to greet the day: one red sock, one white; his shoes untied; and wearing his T-shirt inside out, with the oversized tags flapping at the back of his head. What must the neighbors think?With...
Need Is Vast, but So Is Outpouring ; Private Donations for Hurricane Victims May Reach a Billion Dollars
The Chatmans popped the trunk on their aging Oldsmobile and pulled out garbage bags bursting with baby formula, clothes, shoes, sheets, and food.The Baton Rouge family didn't know anyone affected by hurricane Katrina. But when they heard a local television...
Noteworthy
JazzTim Ries and guests - The Rolling Stones Project (Concord): - Saxophonist Ries possesses serious jazz chops, but he is best known for his gig as lead sax player on the Rolling Stones megatours. During breaks in touring and other stolen hours, he...
Reporters on the Job
* In the Shadow of Wealth: Peter Ford says he was shocked and ashamed as he visited a run-down squat on the outskirts of Paris (this page). Shocked because it was reminiscent of shantytowns in Latin America - within sight of the gleaming Stade de France,...
US Disaster with Few Rivals ; Katrina Displaced at Least 500,000 and Cut Power to 2.3 Million
As its effects unspool throughout the nation, hurricane Katrina now seems likely to enter US history as an iconic disaster on the level of the Chicago fire of 1871, the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and the Mississippi flood of 1927.New Orleans and...
Will Hockey Fans Return?
In Montreal, they sent legendary players from the glory years to visit children's hospitals. In Pittsburgh, they've hyped a fresh- faced 18-year-old who has yet to play a professional game or, until a couple of weeks ago, even visit the city.Around the...
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