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 March 8, 2000

Again, a Child, a Shooting, and ... More Debate
When is a shooting news? Take the headline: "Man Shot Dead in Birmingham Bar." If the bar in question is in Birmingham, England, the event makes the front page of every British newspaper. It's the top story on the nightly TV news and provokes agonized...
A Miss and a Moose on the Loose
I had only two more weeks of summer vacation left. I was excited because my Mom and I were going to drive to Canada. We didn't have any special plans. We left early on a Saturday and drove to Ogdensburg, N.Y., and boarded a ferry. The boat would take...
A Rose Is a Rose, Wherever It Grows
I planted the rosebush in the wrong place. I admit it. A climbing rose sharing a planter with chrysanthemums looked decidedly odd. To make matters worse, its outstretched arms blocked our path from the house to the patio, posing a threat to pant legs,...
Better Arks for Floods
Before a world-class flood hit, Mozambique was both one of the world's poorest nations and one of its fastest-growing economies. It was also a model democracy that was rebuilding itself after 16 years of civil war. Now the storms that dumped a year's...
British Leader Puts Blair Watch Project on Notice
Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie, a highly respected legal advocate, have put the Britain's media on notice that they intend to protect their family's right to privacy. The couple was outraged after a London tabloid, The Mail on Sunday,...
Clinton's Coattails Less Ragged Than Expected ; President's Approval Ratings, and Gore's Success, Suggest Taint of Scandal Is Fading
It's become almost a clich in the American political lexicon: Clinton fatigue. Fed up with the president's slippery behavior and moral ambiguity, many American voters are tired of the Clinton era and want a leader who isn't like "Slick Willy." It's...
Door Ajar on Iran-US Dtente
Recent election results in Iran have raised hopes for improved relations in both Washington and Tehran. On Feb. 23, a leader of the reform coalition in Iran suggested the new parliament might consider a policy of "dtente" with the US. On the same day,...
French Quarter Residents Say Party Is over ; Only 3,000 People Still Live in the Historic District, Less Than One- Sixth Its Former Population
The sparkling beads fly off the ornate French Quarter balconies to the eager bead hunters on the ground on Sunday afternoon. Two days before Mardi Gras, Jackson Square bustles with street dancers and artists painting New Orleans landmarks on canvas....
In China, More Freedoms May Follow Trade ; Trade Pacts Can Force Change That Leads to Human Rights Improvements, Say Monitors
As Congress gears up to debate granting China permanent "normal trade relations" status, rights monitors and democracy activists here say integrating China into the global economy will ultimately promote freedom and reform. "China's joining the WTO...
In Mideast, Women Win Small Battles on Rights
Amal Sayam plies the slums of Gaza with a revolutionary message: Don't marry early. One 15-year-old, already engaged, was swayed. But when the high school student tried to discuss this change of mind with her parents, she found that it was too late....
Push Begins for Free China Trade ; Clinton Seeks to Normalize Relations, Ending Congress's Annual Reviews
President Clinton is sharpening his campaign to permanently normalize trade relations with China - an effort that, if successful, could alter the global economy and be the crowning achievement in the president's foreign-policy legacy. A proposed trade...
Signs of Life on Tisza and Danube ; Two Months after a Huge Cyanide Spill, Recovery Has Begun. but Fishermen Have Little to Cheer About
The way Istvn Orbn sees it, he has only one decision to make: whether to close his business this week, or next. "If I said our turnover was zero percent of what we used to sell, I would be overestimating," Mr. Orbn says. The owner of a small fish store...
Snuggling Up to Warm and Cuddly Puddings
Puddings - warm, soft, and fuzzy - are the down puffs of comfort foods, the duvets of desserts. Now is the time when those of us in the colder parts of the country are straining to hear a robin's song heralding the promised spring. Wake-up call: It...
Solutions That Work - for the Environment and Our Lives ; Originally Printed as an Editorial in the Christian Science Sentinel
At the volcano's rim, orchids were in bloom. We had just climbed the steep trail up through the island's rain forest. For several hours we clambered over rocks and made our way around the huge buttress roots of giant trees holding fast to the thin soil....
The Price of Black Silence on Certain Hate Crimes
In the Pittsburgh suburb of Wilkinsburg March 1, a gunman shot down five men - killing three and injuring two - in an apparent racially motivated rampage from his apartment building to a Burger King and a McDonalds. But this time, there were two distinct...
Time to End Hazing
Hazing is sometimes brushed aside as youthful high jinks - just a raucous way of welcoming new members to an athletic team, for instance. But recent cases in Connecticut and Vermont demolish that impression. They should spur efforts to do away with...
Today's Story Line
The United Nation's International Women's Day celebrations today are a stock-taking and issue-awareness effort in many places. In Geneva, outside the World Trade Organization headquarters, women are starting an eight-month "march" protesting the poverty...
USA
In making their last pitches to voters in the Super Tuesday presidential primaries, the front-running candidates seemed to be casting an eye toward the general election in November. Texas Gov. George W. Bush criticized Al Gore's approach to improving...
We 'Angels' Earned Our Wings - and Wrenches
My mother always said that the more I knew about cars, the less any mechanic would be able to take advantage of me. And of course knowledge of the workings of an automobile (or even just being able to change a simple flat tire) would always be valuable....
White Power Winning Ears with Pop Rock
The sound is that of most other pop music - straight rock, heavy metal, folk ballads. But listen carefully, and the words can be disturbing, even shocking. Race war is advocated. Germany's Third Reich is glorified. Blacks and Jews are denigrated, sometimes...
Women of War
For 30 years, Eritrean women fought alongside men for independence from Ethiopia. Now, the latest border skirmishes with Ethiopia threaten to undo many of the gains the women of Eritrea have made in a patriarchal society. It is 5 a.m., and I wake...
Work-Family Issues Rank, Even in the Army ; the Service Shifts to Shorter Tours of Duty Abroad, Hoping to Retain Citizen Soldiers
Maj. Michael Pacheco was unmarried when he first went to Bosnia in 1996. The Massachusetts National Guardsman completed the required nine months - the maximum time allowed - with little difficulty. He will be returning to Bosnia in April for another...
World
"There is no going back" on the decision to declare independence this year, Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat declared. To rousing applause, he told the Palestinian Legislative Council in the West Bank city of Ramallah that statehood would...
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