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 April 7, 2004

After the Genocide, Redemption ; Once Filled with Hate, Radio Now Spins Kenny Rogers
Radio 10 sits at the top of a red Kigali hill. Hastily assembled in January when the station's broadcast license came through suddenly, the studio has the look of a college NPR affiliate tacked together in an era friendlier to electric-blue carpeting.The...
A Rooftop Garden Has Its High Points
I live every day with a fear that is unknown to most gardeners - that my garden is going to crash through the ceiling and land on me as I sleep. This is because my garden is on the roof of a fourth- floor walk-up in Brooklyn, right above my bedroom....
A Rwandan History Lesson
1946 Ruanda-Urundi becomes a UN trust territory governed by Belgium.1961 Rwanda proclaimed a republic. Many Tutsis leave the country as Gregoire Kayibanda, a Hutu, becomes president.1973 Juvenal Habyarimana leads military coup and ousts President Kayibanda....
As US Shifts to a Multifront War, Risks Rise for Troops ; Pentagon Has a Delicate Task in Taking a Tougher Stance in Fallujah and Sadr City without Inflaming Wider Violence
As US troops fight a multifront war in Iraq - battling radical Shiite militia, insurgents in Sunni strongholds, and terrorist cells while continuing rebuilding efforts - the American military task is arguably more complex and risky than at any time since...
Bosnia Takes International Approach to Stem Corruption ; at Year-Old State Court, Foreigners Work with Bosnians to Establish Rule of Law and Lessen Ethnic Tension
Bosnia's reputation in the early 1990s as one of the world's most dangerous places has given way to a new, postwar tagline: a country that has routinely offered impunity to organized criminals and sticky-fingered politicians. But the work of a special...
Designated Winner ; He Might Hit; He Might Strike out. but Boston Red Sox Leader Theo Epstein - Lead-Off Batter in Pro Baseball's New Lineup of Number- Crunching General Managers - May Carry the Heaviest Expectations for Any Team in Sports
It's just what the New Englanders escaping to City of Palms Park in Ft. Myers, Fla., have been waiting for. Not only have they packed the park for a spring-training baseball game on an ideal March day - 74 degrees with only an occasional cloud - but...
Extend Canadian Decency to Seals
It's cruelty season in Canada - on the ice floes east of Newfoundland and Labrador, to be exact. The annual November-to-May clubbing, ice-picking, or shooting of harp and hooded seals will take a legal quota of up to 350,000 this year - 100,000 more...
Falling into Iraq's Islamic Schism
No matter who started it, a miniwar erupted last week in several Iraqi cities between US-led coalition forces and Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and many of his followers. The young firebrand cleric has since barricaded himself in the holiest Shiite city,...
For Model Muslim State, Cultivate Pakistan
The challenge of militant Islam seems rooted in the Arab lands of the Middle East. From such countries come hard-line terrorists committed to killing Westerners and overthrowing their civilization.But also significant to the ultimate direction of Islam...
God's Goodness Never Retires ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
One winter's morning in 1988 I sat in the office of the BBC's Head of Talks, in Broadcasting House, London. We were discussing what he described as the "imminent retirement" of the world-famous radio and television personality Alistair Cooke. This BBC...
Letters
Job growth still a priority, despite latest figuresYour March 5 article "Is Bush now less vulnerable on jobs?" stated that "if last month's burst of job creation - 308,000 new jobs, according to the Labor Department - is a sign of things to come, it...
'Manly' Gets a Makeover ; Men Now Have a Wider Range of Masculine Models - from Sensitive to He-Man
What a time to be a man. No matter what lifestyle a guy wants to publicly embrace - rugged or dandyish - he can. Military men and firefighters are in vogue, thanks to the war on terror, but all the talk about metrosexuals in recent months is adding another...
Medical Care Paid for in Cash - and Cheaper ; More Doctors Are Opting out of the Insurance System, Billing Patients Directly and Passing on the Paperwork Savings
The founders of SimpleCare believe it's "the future of health care." Its goal: to restore the "soul" of America's medical practice.This loose network of doctors and patients believe they can do it by opting out of the expensive, complex, and bureaucratic...
'Mobile' Courts Bring Sidewalk Justice to India
It is 10:45 a.m., and Magistrate Arya Vir is looking for a good spot to open his courtroom in the bustling Lajpat Nagar neighborhood.His mission is instant justice, delivered at the very spot where crimes and misdemeanors are committed. It's part of...
No Wide Shiite Rally to Sadr's Forces ; Shiites Want Iraqi Political Control by June 30 but Say the Violence the Mahdi Army Has Incited since Sunday Is Dangerous
Just a year ago, Ayad Abdullah Hussein shared in the jubilation when the much-feared Saddam Hussein was toppled. But today, he is afraid again - this time, of Shiite cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army, who have been in open battle with coalition...
Overlooked Factor in Oil Hike: Falling Dollar
Gasoline and heating-oil prices in the US are at an all-time high and rising. But it may surprise Americans to learn that in Europe, they've essentially remained steady. Why the cost difference?Experts have a lot of good reasons to explain it, among...
Reporters on the Job
* Try the Termites: While working on Wednesday's story about the 10th anniversary of genocide in Rwanda (page 1), correspondent Mary Wiltenburg felt more like an entomologist than a journalist. Her afternoons have been punctuated by bursts of monsoon...
That's Life
Teens' jobs may not pay offHaving a part-time job may be good for some teens, but not for others, according to research at the University of South Carolina. In a study of 4,000 local teens, experts found that students who work 15 or more hours per week...
There She Is ... Ms. Senior Florida
I headed to Sun City Center, my car laden with clothes. I had the black-and-white outfit for the group number, the flouncy skirt and spangled blouse for the talent show, and the new black evening gown. At the urging of my employer, who once had been...
The Rice Stuff: Is It Enough?
Her dream job is to be commissioner of the National Football League.But in the meantime Condoleezza Rice is national security adviser to President Bush - and as such is preparing for what is likely to be the biggest half-time show of her White House...
Tradition vs. Restaurants in Old Damascus
It used to be that visitors to this ancient Arab city had limited options for fine dining: a buffet at the Sheraton, a French bistro at the Meridian, or a Chinese restaurant in the Cham Palace Hotel. Travelers looking for an authentic Syrian culinary...
West Presses for Uzbek Reform ; A European Development Bank Announced Tuesday That It Would Scale Back Its Involvement in Uzbekistan
When pro- democracy protesters stormed Georgia's parliament and triumphed in their "Rose Revolution" last November, it sent shockwaves of popular hope and government paranoia across Central Asia.In Uzbekistan, US-government funded groups working closely...
Would the World Allow Another Genocide?
As quickly as Rwanda began its descent into genocide 10 years ago, the world community began its retreat from any serious effort to help stop the frenzy that killed nearly 1 million people in just 100 days.Now, amid somber commemorations of those events,...
Yellowstone Bison: To Shoot or Not to Shoot? ; Rangers Have Killed 2,700 Due to a Rare Disease. Now, Activists Are Fighting Back
Mike Mease calls himself a "bison shepherd." And on the sagebrush- covered flats of Horse Butte, he and others from the Buffalo Field Campaign (BFC) are bracing for their biggest confrontation of the year.Armed with video cameras and walky-talkies to...
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