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 October 15, 2002

A Car for All Reasons ; SUVs? Yes, of Course. but 2003 Brings Still More Variations on the All-Purpose 'Crossover' Vehicle
Americans want it all - at least when it comes to their cars.Consider the SUV craze. People bought them because they had room for a family, could plow through bad weather, and could do some light hauling and towing.Now that's not enough.Now buyers also...
A City Where Golf Carts Are a Teen Status Symbol
With over 9,000 registered golf carts and nearly 100 miles of tar paths, Peachtree City, Ga., can now claim the title of the "golf- cart capital of the world." Which city did it recently overtake? No surprise, really: Sun City, Ariz.But there's a difference...
Act II, Scene I: Bush, Hussein Standoff
'Was it conscience or politics that shaped the votes of members of Congress on the resolution that authorized the president to use force in the Persian Gulf? My feeling, as I watched hour after hour of the proceedings on TV, was that I was hearing conscience...
A Poet as My Guide
To be perfectly honest, I wasn't really looking for a learning experience.I was simply hoping for a September vacation that would be a bit different, something to take me far away from my only-too-familiar daily routine.So when I heard of a walking tour...
A Second Sept. 11
This weekend's massive blast that killed nearly 200 Western tourists on the Indonesian island of Bali adds a new dimension to the campaign against terrorism.If the Indonesian government's charge stands up that this most devastating attack since Sept....
Calling All Young Poets
Announcing the Monitor's seventh annual student poetry contest! You may submit up to three poems - you choose the subject. Remember to keep the focus of your poem narrow and your descriptions specific.Students in preschool through high school are eligible....
Can 'Clean Diesel' Power Past Gasoline?
To those worried about air pollution, America's enginemakers want to say two words: Clean diesel.Admittedly, it sounds like a contradiction. Nevertheless, urged on by ever-tougher emissions standards, manufacturers and researchers are turning sooty old...
Casting Your Vote on the Iraqi Conflict ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
As a congressman, my husband was actively engaged in the debate about whether to go to war with Iraq.While he cast his vote last Thursday, each of us is involved in shaping the course of events now. Whether on a battlefield, in the halls of Congress,...
Democrats Want Public to Vote Wallet, Not Iraq
Feelings ran high when Nebraska congressional hopeful Jim Simon summoned a living room full of senior citizens to talk about the economy."If you could do anything to see that [former Enron chairman] Ken Lay goes to prison for the rest of his life, or...
Drug Companies Face Backlash from New Foes ; Consumer Groups and Others Criticize Firms on Ethics and Marketing, but Industry Sees Itself as an Unfair Target
In a private room at Smith and Wollensky, one of New York's top steakhouses, about 30 doctors slice into juicy sirloins as $400 bottles of wine are passed around. An expert in their field is there to talk about a specific ailment and the drug treatment...
Forty Years of Solitude ... or, Waiting for Gabo ; on the Release of Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez's New Memoir, Colombia Celebrates - and Misses - Its Favorite Son
The torches lining the brick path into the Virgilio Barco Library clashed with the building's sleek, futuristic decor, so much so that the hundreds of Bogota residents making their way inside could almost have missed the stone-faced police officers standing...
Greenspan's Bubble? Lessons for Next Time ; with Economy Still Struggling, the Fed Chairman Faces Criticism for Past Decisions
In 1996, when Alan Greenspan asked in a speech whether "irrational exuberance" was causing a stock-price bubble, some Wall Street pundits worried that the Federal Reserve chairman might intervene in a booming stock market. They said it was none of his...
History Class Puts Current Events on the Map ; Teachers Tap into Student Interest in News Headlines, Comparing the Iraqi Standoff to Prior Instances of Conflict
For seventh-graders in Michael Yell's world history class, Desert Storm might seem as ancient as the land of Mesopotamia.They, after all, were born in the year of the conflict. But with a new confrontation brewing with Iraq, Mr. Yell says the land between...
Indonesia, Terror's Latest Front ; Jakarta's Defense Minister Monday Linked the Bombing in Bali to Al Qaeda
Most of the victims of Saturday's bombing in Bali - the deadliest terrorist attack since Sept. 11 - were Australian.But the blast that wounded 300 and took the lives of at least 189 people - including tourists from the US, Germany, Britain, France, Ecuador,...
In Northern Ireland, a Setback for Peace Efforts ; Britain Suspended the Province's Catholic/Protestant Assembly Monday
Hopes for long-term reconciliation between Roman Catholics and Protestants were dealt a blow Monday, as Northern Ireland's power- sharing government was put on ice and Britain resumed ruling this troubled province.This latest, and most serious, political...
Las Vegas' Huge, Lavish, New ... Wetlands? ; Desert City Turns a Former Sewage Gully into a Visitor-Friendly Park - Complete with Foxes, Geckos, and Tourists
Build it and they will come. That's the mantra when mammoth hotels and glitzy casinos are built here.But for desert parkland too? Apparently so, if Walt Wegesser is any indication.On a recent day, the Las Vegas resident was jogging on a revamped wetlands...
Life after Gasoline: Harnessing Hydrogen to Power Cars, and More
To consumers unconcerned about gas prices, Jeremy Rifkin would like to issue a wake-up call.Recent data suggest that within a decade or two mankind will have expended more than half of Earth's oil, including known and estimated undiscovered reserves,...
Music Manipulation
It's got to be fun. If you want young people to learn about something, package it with humor or flashy graphics or music.Want science lessons to be appealing? Start off with a silly study about something kids can relate to: potato chips (See story)....
New Models That Turned Our Heads
This fall, do-it-all, have-it-all cars are all the rage. But some buyers want to make a different statement. Here are 11 models for 2003 that stand out from the crowd - by dint of superiority, popularity, uniqueness, or just fun.Volvo XC90Volvo's first...
Noble Carter, Ignoble Nobel
Former President Jimmy Carter well deserves the high honor of the Nobel Peace Prize, bestowed upon him last week, most notably because of his mediation between Israel and Egypt in 1978.But the Nobel Committee went beyond just that diplomatic accomplishment...
Pakistan Tilts toward Extremism? ; Musharraf This Week Said He Will Still Support the US Terror War, despite Islamic Parties' Election Success
Pakistan's masses have sent a clear signal of simmering resentment over the US war on terror which is playing out in their own backyard.The Muttahida Maklis-i-Amal (MMA) - an alliance of five fundamentalist Islamic parties that opposes the US hunt for...
Projecting Defiance and Unity, Iraqis Vote Tuesday ; as US Pressure Bears Down on Iraq, Its Leader Stages a Pageant of National Support
The dozens of photographs hanging in a Baghdad school constitute a curious family album. Shot over a 20-year period, the images reverently show Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein with children - receiving their gifts, embracing them with smiling hugs, doting...
Reporters on the Job
* REMEMBERING THE SARI CLUB: Reporter Dan Murphy wasn't at the Sari Club in Bali when it was bombed this Saturday (page 1). But he knows it well. "I spent many a night at the club when I was in my early 20s," he says."It was in the middle of the Kuta...
Seeking Middle Ground on Privacy vs. Security
Since Sept. 11, discussion has swirled around whether Americans have sacrificed too many rights to shore up national security. As I see it, much of the debate around this question started out on the wrong foot, the same foot on which the Luddites tried...
Three Cheers, and a Few Jeers, for Weird Science
You know you've done something special when you're invited to travel across the globe to accept a prize of plastic chattering teeth from a Nobel laureate. You may feel a strange sense of pride as you give your acceptance speech - despite the paper airplanes...
To Fight Terror, Fix Saudi Schools
After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah told President Bush that his government was "fully prepared to cooperate with you in every way that may help identify and pursue the perpetrators of this criminal incident." Saudi Arabia,...
Websites Use Waistline Factor to Cut Down on Student Drinking
Can Internet sites persuade image-conscious college students to drink less alcohol by tallying the "cheeseburger equivalent" of the calories they consume while drinking?Scott Walters thinks so. He and researcher William Miller discovered a way to get...
We Salute America's Favorite Spread
If you're a typical American kid, you'll eat more than 1,500 peanut-butter sandwiches by the time you graduate from high school. Whew! As a nation, we will consume 700 million pounds of peanut butter this year. That's enough to cover the entire floor...
What We Want, What We Need
Much of my childhood could have been an ad for an SUV.It was the mid-'70s. Nobody had yet coined the acronym. But without a high-riding four-wheel-drive - the one I remember was a boxy, beige Jeep Wagoneer - there were plenty of winter days when our...
When to Bite on Automakers' Zero-Percent Financing Deals
Q: I've been toying with the idea of buying a new car. I'd like to have a few other expenses paid first, so I'm thinking of waiting until after the first of the year. But I'd like to take advantage of the zero-percent financing offers floating around...
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