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 14, 2004

A Statistical Nod to Cubicle Workers ; the Census Tries to Keep Tabs on the Key, and Overlooked, Service Economy
They are defined as waitresses or accountants, software publishers or garbage collectors. Some pull in top dollar, some the minimum wage. Some are in thriving industries, others face the threat of offshore outsourcing.What they have in common is jobs...
At 10th Anniversary, a Far Poorer Palestinian Authority ; the Four-Year Intifada Has Left the Palestinian Economy - and Government - in Shambles
When the doors of the Intercontinental Hotel opened here four summers ago, rooms were sold out and the managers had to turn people away. Today, it does not have a single guest and is kept running by a handful of people who watch the minutes tick by in...
Beset by New Haven's Ills, Yale Revitalizes City
Yale University is one of the world's top academic institutions. But as classes begin this fall, many here are attributing the school's renaissance to a very un-Yale-like characteristic: humility.For centuries, Yale operated in serene isolation from...
Beyond the Point of No Return ; Schools Today Are Quicker to Expel Problem Students. but What Happens to These Kids Once They're out the Door?
Eighteen-year-old Ivory recently spent nine months working full- time at a clothing store in her New York City neighborhood. Many of the students who had once been her classmates were still in school during those months, but Ivory had stopped attending...
Bush Likability Trumping Record
For years now the Republican Party has put forth a fairly simple proposition about government: It would function better if it were run more like a business. It would be more accountable. It would concentrate on the bottom line. It would be more results-oriented.This...
Campaign Panic in Perfect Times Roman
If I hear one more Vietnam war story out of either presidential campaign I might just sit out this election. But the documents "60 Minutes" recently revealed as proof of President Bush's dereliction of military duty made me want to send my old Army sergeant...
College Behind Bars Is Rare Today
Four years ago Madelita Medrano was arrested on a drug-related charge. She ended up facing an eight-year sentence in South Middlesex Correctional Center for Women, a minimum security prison."When I first came here, I was traumatized. I just wanted to...
Economics of NHL Lockout ; the Hockey League's Labor Deal Expires at Midnight Tonight, and a Work Stoppage Threatens the Entire Season
Brian Smyth is already bracing for a winter of misery."It's going to be a long, cold, lonely season," he says, sitting in a downtown Toronto sports bar festooned with hockey posters, banners, and jerseys. "Hockey is our lifeblood. Without it, there will...
It All Starts by Looking a Baby Right in the Eyes ; the Origin of Language Stemmed from Relationships, Not Genes
Here is a book that gives new meaning to the old saying, "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world." Its authors, one a psychiatrist and the other a psychologist and philosopher, have teamed up to tackle the momentous question of how humans developed...
Letters
More money, federal control not the answer for schoolsRuth A. Wooden's Sept. 9 Opinion piece, "Needed: a more disciplined approach to learning," hits the nail squarely on the head as far as the problems in schools go. The education establishment; school...
Life in Baghdad: Better and Worse ; Polls Show Iraqis Optimistic for Longer Term, Worried Now
Like many Baghdadis, Maithan Maki finds that his world since the war has been turned upside down. That's why on a hot summer night he takes family out for ice cream, seeking a sense of familiarity and stability."Friday is just for the family, and coming...
Lucy and the Bad Dreams
Lucy loved Bible stories. Her Sunday School teacher told different ones each week and explained that God - who took care of the people in the Bible so long ago - still takes care of all His children today. Lucy knew that meant He was taking care of her,...
On a Vulnerable Stretch of Florida Sand, Residents Brace - Again ; Two Storms Battered the Island; Ivan May Spare It. Still, Residents Prepare for Worst - or Stubbornly Plan to Stay
. - After being slammed by hurricane Charley and drenched by hurricane Frances, islanders here are breathing a little more easily after weather reports suggest hurricane Ivan is no longer headed this way.But some have their bags packed just in case....
One Israeli's Trip to Jenin, Then Jail ; Tali Fahima Became the First Israeli to Be Held in 'Administrative Detention'after She Met with a Top Palestinian Militant
Aside from performing military service in the occupied territories, most Israelis rarely make contact with Palestinians. Tali Fahima, an Israeli woman, did something even more unusual: She phoned up and met Zakaria Zubeidi, a Palestinian militant high...
Reporters on the Job
* Five-Star Prison: The first time staff writer Ilene Prusher visited Jericho was in September 1993. She was there when news of the Oslo Accords broke. "I went to Jericho because it was going to be the first Israeli town from which the Israelis had agreed...
Russian Terrorism Prompts Power Grab ; New Measures Announced Yesterday Would End Direct Election of Governors in Russia's 89 Regions
In the aftermath of a wave of terror attacks, President Vladimir Putin yesterday announced fundamental political changes that will further concentrate power in the Kremlin and erode Russia's fragile democracy.Critics say the measures - couched as a strengthening...
Tallest US Dunes Become Newest Park ; the Move Monday Marks a Growing Trend in Public-Private Efforts in the West toward Land Conservation
The towering 750-foot sand dunes that rise above Colorado's arid San Luis Valley took more than a million years to form. These geological marvels - the tallest dunes in North America - on Monday formed the centerpiece of America's 58th national park,...
The Widow Bride of Niagara ; in Joyce Carol Oates's Latest Novel, No One Can Resist the Water
You can't help pitying the people who show up in the novels of Joyce Carol Oates. From the first page, you sense that they're going to be known to death, literally splayed by her insight. And before you realize it, she's done the same thing to us. For...
The Woman Who Revolutionized Nursing ; Florence Nightingale Knew Early: She Wanted to Care for the Sick
Florence Nightingale is a 19th-century heroine, so it's not surprising to find a biography of her teeming with people, places, and family relationships, a real-life echo of period novels by Jane Austen, George Eliot, or Elizabeth Gaskell.In "Nightingales,"...
Time to Test China and Russia
One key difference between John Kerry and George Bush often cited in the presidential campaign is how each would enlist other nations in battling terrorists. And often this is simply a question of how much help each would seek from France and Germany...
Trash Talk Trumping Policy Talk
The 2004 presidential campaign seems to have split into two parallel universes.There's the "daybook" campaign - the daily events, in which the candidates talk about the issues du jour, such as healthcare, gun control, and Iraq. Then there's the character-attack...
Why Today's Parents Require Better College Orientations
It's mid-September, and across the country, the parents of several million new college students have recently driven away from a college campus after dropping off a son or daughter. Most of them, one hopes, are at least reasonably satisfied that the...
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