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 November 28, 2001

A Key Case on Kids and Web Porn ; the Supreme Court's Decision on a Law Designed to Bar Children from Adult Sites May Shape Broader Internet Rules
Two of the most passionate causes in American life - the protection of children and the promotion of free speech - arrive simultaneously at the US Supreme Court today in a major case that will help define the scope of constitutional freedoms in cyberspace.At...
At All Levels, Afghans Debate Future
Sitting on the parched desert floor in the Wakhjan Valley beside a graveyard of wrecked vehicles, an imperfect circle of turbaned Afghan men argue about their future. Animated and noisy, this gathering of village elders and militia commanders is trying...
Backlash Builds on a Quiet Hill ; Congress Backs War, but Hearings Today Reflect Ire over Bush's Unilateral Decisions
If history is any guide, wartime Congresses are usually irrelevant. They may thunder and roar, but in the end, the president decides the conduct of a war - including curtailing cherished liberties when deemed necessary. That's a record some members of...
Beefier Security Swallows Up Cities' Surpluses
Pinched by the mounting costs of security after Sept. 11, America's cities and counties are running out of money. Even before the terrorist attacks led to countless hours of police overtime and hundreds of anthrax tests, the nationwide recession had...
Cookbooks Satisfy Hunger for Simplicity ; from Low-Key to Lavish, New Food-Magazine Cookbook Crop Offers Tasteful, Tasty Gifts
Of the thousands of cookbooks published each year, those by established food magazines appear most in touch with the home cook. They know better than to feature a recipe that calls for crawfish without noting that the tails alone would suffice, black...
Details Make the Difference ; Pomegranate Center Listens to Residents to Create Gathering Places with Local Flavor
For Milenko Matanovic, garnering community input for the design of something as mundane as a bus waiting shelter can be a key to knitting diverse peoples together. He puts this belief into practice as executive director of the Pomegranate Center, based...
For Ground Troops, Now the 'Real' War Begins ; Possibility of US Casualties Rises, as Does Potential to Be Seen as an Occupying Force
The involvement of US Marines in Afghanistan may, in retrospect, turn out to be a watershed moment in the war on terrorism. But for now, significant numbers of US troops on the ground raise important questions about how the war is to proceed. * Will...
For Jacques Pepin, Life Itself Is a Celebration
Most authors who crisscross the country on a whirlwind book tour grab meals on the run. Not Jacques Pepin. The superstar chef, whom I recently met in Boston, doesn't lower his high standards even on the road. On the morning we spoke, he claimed to be...
Injustice Seen as Fertile Soil for Terrorists ; Europe Mulls Ways to Stop Terrorism by Closing the Gap between Rich and Poor Countries
On Sept. 11, more than 35,000 of the world's children died of starvation. A similar number have perished from hunger every day since then in developing countries, according to figures from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. As the...
In Old Fishing City, Catch of the Day Is No Longer for Sale ; in Portsmouth, N.H., Where Fishermen Have Been Working the Waters since the 17th Century, Fishmongers Can't Buy Wares on the Docks
Since 1623, fishermen have trawled this cold, rugged coast for salt cod - dubbed "God's fish" for its bountiful numbers. At its height, the local delicacy could be found everywhere from England to the Azores. Today, they're still plumbing for pisces...
Letters
Air travel and safety - varied views Your editorial "Taking fear out of flying" (Nov. 19), regarding the airline security bill, recently passed by the House and Senate, was, in my opinion, misdirected. It would be easier, faster, and just as safe to...
Lifting the Veil on Women's Subjugation
Imagine spending five years without ever feeling the warm glow of the sun on your face. Five years in which your only view of the outside world is filtered through a mesh rectangle over your eyes. Five years cocooned, head to toe, in yards of hot, scratchy...
Mexico Faces Its Terror
When Vicente Fox took Mexico's reins a year ago this weekend, he vowed to address questions of justice and human rights that have marred his country's recent history. In essence, the new president, breaking with seven decades of one-party rule, pledged...
Monitor Breakfast: David Obey ; Selected Quotations from a Monitor Breakfast with David Obey (D- Wisc.), Minority Member, House Appropriations Committee
On why he seeks a $6.5 billion boost in homeland defense spending: "If we are serious, if we are going to engage in a half a decade or more long struggle against terrorism, you cannot expect the people we're going after to sit back and do nothing. That...
My Loose-Leaf Collection of Lives in Place
I've been using electronic organizers for addresses and phone numbers ever since Sharp first brought out its Wizard in the 1980s. I've carried three Wizards over the years, each requiring special software and having progressively larger caches of memory...
My Return to Ramadan
Hunger pangs churn unapologetically in my belly this Ramadan, for the first time in nearly 18 years. It has been that long since I've observed this holiest of the months. Before I was 10 years old, my teta, or grandmother, told me that hunger during...
Palestinian's Keen Caricatures Keep Censors Occupied
As a child, she drew on scraps of paper, the walls of her house, anything she could find. Now, Omayya Joha's cartoons express the suffering and sense of victimization of an entire nation. Ms. Joha works in the war-torn and destitute Gaza Strip, where...
Savoring the City, Street by Street
In his poem, "My Country," the Russian poet Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841) writes: These things I love, and cannot tell you why. Rivers in flood like seas, Deep in her woods the swaying of the trees, In the cold fields her silence - I love these. My loves...
Sheepskins and Ticking Clocks
Some traditions - such as getting in and out of an institution of higher learning within four years - may be best left behind. But facing a 20 percent increase in college enrollment over the next 10 years, public colleges in several states are putting...
Somali Banking under Scrutiny ; the US Closure of Suspected Al Qaeda Fronts Deals Somalia's Battered Economy Another Blow
In this seaside capital, dozens of people are crowded inside the main branch of Dahab Shiil, a money-transfer company, their ears pressed to the holes in the teller windows for word of money from relatives. On a normal day, Dahab Shiil would serve some...
That Giant Cooing Sound from Cuba to the US
Faced with an increasingly desperate economic situation, Fidel Castro is making cooing noises in the direction of the Bush administration, but the wooing is complicated by tales of Cuban espionage against the United States and even Cuban links with terrorism....
USA
The Supreme Court abandoned plans to rule on a major reverse discrimination case, concluding unanimously that it wasn't a good vehicle for testing federal affirmative action rules. Opponents of racial preferences had hoped the justices would use the...
Vintage Memories from Outdated Duds
"Add a piece, subtract a piece," teased my husband, Ken. I'd just lurched through the front door, lugging bargains from my semiannual shopping trip. I knew what he meant. In our older home, there are no walk-in closets. "Peek in, if you dare," is more...
What's for Dinner - Harry Potter or Jules Verne?
When our daughter started kindergarten eight years ago, we were surprised at how little interest she showed in reading. As a preschooler, Rachel had regularly scooped up a dozen or so picture books on our weekly library visits, and demanded that we help...
World
With heavy casualties on both sides, the Northern Alliance was claiming to have quelled a three-day-old revolt by captured Taliban fighters inside a fortress in the northern Afghan city of Mazaar-e Sharif. Five US soldiers seriously wounded in the fighting...
Wright House Right Setting
The road that leads to Kentuck Knob - a home designed almost 50 years ago by Frank Lloyd Wright - climbs steadily and is flanked by hundreds of trees. The house, which is atop a scenic mountainous knoll in southwestern Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains,...
Wright's Path: Kids' Blocks to Buildings
In 1876, when Frank Lloyd Wright was 9 years old, his mother brought home Froebel maple blocks from the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. For the rest of his life, Wright recalled building with the blocks - honing the penchant for geometry that permeated...
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