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 5, 2000

A Cure for 'March Madness'?
The college basketball championships have finally concluded for another year, with Michigan State on top. That was the easy part. The harder part is deciding what to do about the "amateur" athletic structure on which the wildly popular, and relentlessly...
A Feast of Films
A brief list of movies in which food plays a starring role, or serves as a metaphor. BABETTE'S FEAST (1987) G A French Catholic housemaid in a 19th-century Danish village prepares a fabulous meal out of gratitude to her employers. BIG NIGHT (1995)...
Amid Mega-Mergers, Heed the 'Ferry Godmother's' Touch
Billion-dollar business mergers are a regular occurrence these days. To name a few: MCI bought Sprint for $108 billion late last year. As the calendar flipped this year, the upstart Internet company AOL bought the longstanding giant Time Warner in...
A Monopoly Game with New Rules ; the Ruling Weakens Microsoft, but Also Shows How Hard It Is for Antitrust Law to Keep Up with Technology's Pace
For years, many consumers have felt like tortoises next to the blurring speed of technology change. A deeper and possibly more troubling question arises from this week's landmark antitrust ruling against Microsoft: Can America's judicial system keep...
Cholo Challenger Heats Up the Race in Peru Election
Peruvians looking for an alternative are finding reasons to like Alejandro Toledo, the opposition candidate with the strongest chance of thwarting President Alberto Fujimori's bid for a second reelection in Sunday's vote. They like the fact he's an...
Civilians Entangled in Kashmir ; the State Government in Indian Kashmir Criticizes the Police for the April 3 Killing of Protesters
As spring approaches and the snows melt on the Himalayan peaks, India and Pakistan are eyeball to eyeball over the Kashmir Valley. Last May brought a small war in Kashmir between the two new nuclear powers. This year, after the visit of President Clinton...
Deprived of Parent Time? Not Most Kids
Houses may be messier and parents may be sleepier, but that's a good sign for kids. Across America, time spent in the company of children has become the holy grail of working parents - and it appears to be well within their grasp. By curtailing everything...
Dinner Was, Well, a Boar ; an Ancient Repast of Roast Wild Porcine - with All the Fixin's - Is Prepared in France to Celebrate the Turn of Another Century
Throughout history people have listened to their stomachs. In ancient times, the Romans widened their empire, but, it turns out, failed to broaden their repertoire of seasonings. In the cover story, right, we look back 2,000 years to set the mood....
Effort to Save Land - and Still Enjoy It
For Randy Johnson, the coming of April is always interlaced with memories of the San Rafael Swell. When he was a boy, townsfolk from tiny Castle Dale, Utah, would venture into the scarred ocher canyons once a year at Easter for a day of solitude. "We...
Estate Tax - a Necessary Evil
One nearly certain way for a journalist to get reader response is to advocate retention of the estate tax. Taxes in general are hardly popular. But the death tax seems to really rile those contemplating leaving assets or those expecting inheritances....
From Flatbread to Baguette, a Knead to Bake
The first breads to arrive on the scene some 10,000 years ago were unleavened flatbreads and hearth cakes. In ancient times, flatbreads were made in small communities on many continents from grains of wild grasses that were harvested, toasted, ground,...
Genesis of the Garden of Eatin' ; the Evolution of Kitchen Gardens from Monastery to Backyard Plot
Historically, many kitchen gardens produced all the household vegetables - those that were eaten fresh as well as those preserved for out-of-season use. But kitchen gardens weren't limited to vegetables; they often included fruits, herbs, and flowers....
Hairy Issue: Nature Programs That Stage Animal Action ; Opening This Month, the Premier Wildlife Film Festival Sheds Light on Many Shows' Unscrupulous Tactics
Every year, when Charles Jonkel leads nature lovers from Montana north to watch polar bears along the frigid shores of Canada's Hudson Bay, he's offering them a reality check. It's partly because the grizzled, bearded bear guru thinks the nature programs...
If You Can't Stand the Heat
If necessity is the mother of invention, the kitchen is surely one of the great arenas of technological change. The pace was slow through the first two-thirds of the millennium, but the impetus behind 1,000 years of kitchen developments has remained...
I Make My Entrance, Offstage
All the world's not a stage, and all the men and women aren't players. Quite a select segment of humanity are players. An even-more- select segment are amateur players. And since I've joined The Players as an "acting member," no more than 10 actors...
Lifting Bill Gates's Thumb
If Microsoft and its chairman Bill Gates truly "placed an oppressive thumb on the scale of competitive fortune," as a federal judge ruled on April 3, the practical question for computer users is whether the thumb has been lifted. Consumers have always...
Mir's Ups and Downs Mirror Russian Life ; Two Cosmonauts Dock April 6 with the Aging Station, Which Had Been Set to Crash
The thrills and spills of Mir, the first and presently one-and- only permanent orbiting space station, may be the most oft- recurring news story out of Moscow. That is, aside from the many crises of Russia itself, whose destiny the station has mirrored...
Pen and Ink Forge an Indelible Friendship
A packet bright with foreign stamps arrives in my mailbox - a letter from Monique! Here is news of herself and her family, comments on world events and social issues, even reflections on this 50-year-old correspondence of ours. With the help of a French-...
Peru Prepares for a Tough Choice ; A Problem Solver, Yes, but a Democrat?
He's revered by many for smashing the Shining Path leftist rebels, toppling hyperinflation, and bringing lights, water, and schools to the poor. But his authoritarian style is reminiscent of South America's past caudillos who left no space for democratic...
Recipes in the Roman Mode
PUMPKIN IN THE ALEXANDRIAN STYLE 1 small sugar pumpkin or 1 (15-ounce) can prepared pumpkin 1/2 cup pine nuts, coarsely chopped 1 scant tablespoon black peppercorns 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 6 fresh mint leaves 1/2...
She Looks Nothing like Her ... Handwriting
We had spoken by phone a few times, and several e-mails went back and forth. Ed seemed friendly, smart, and thoroughly professional. Then came a business note, written by hand. It was memorable not for its content, but for its unexpected form - words...
State Tax Cuts Are Ahead, but Smaller ; Lawmakers Think More about Spending on Roads, Gyms, and Long- Delayed Projects
The longest sustained run of state tax cuts in American history - $27.3 billion over six years - will continue in 2000, but the scissors are showing signs of getting dull. As legislatures wind up the current season, most remain flush with revenues generated...
Today's Story Line
Peru's Alberto Fujimori is campaigning for an unprecedented (some say, illegal) third term as president. But voters on April 9 will have another option: "El Cholo," an economist who is gaining in the polls. The latest tension in Kashmir may have more...
Tomato - the Fruit of Love?
The tomato is by far the most beloved fruit grown by home gardeners. Although it is commonly called a vegetable, technically it is a fruit. The average American consumes about 18 pounds of fresh tomatoes a year. That includes store-bought "pink cardboard"...
Town Need Revitalizing? Build a Prison. ; the 'Not in My Backyard' Attitude Is Largely Gone: Prisons Mean Jobs, Infrastructure, and Investment
Mercy Tercero's Mexican restaurant in Buckeye, Ariz., used to be a modest, family-run affair. But when the town's population of 5,700 suddenly doubled last December, business took off, forcing Ms. Tercero to find more cooks and waiters. The reason:...
USA
Microsoft is almost certain to face a flood of consumer lawsuits following a federal judge's ruling that the software giant violated the Sherman Act - the same law used to break up Standard Oil and AT&T. Micro-soft already faces 120 private federal and...
What Really Makes You Attractive ; Originally Printed as an Editorial in the Christian Science Sentinel
He was outrageously handsome. And he knew it. Most of all, he was proud of his hair - a gorgeous mane of soft, fine locks that he cut once a year. He was a charmer who knew how to manipulate others - especially his father, who adored him. He told people...
World
A new government could be in place as soon as today in Japan, whose ruling party was trying to avoid a political vacuum in the aftermath of Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi's illness. The Cabinet resigned en masse, and the Liberal Democratic Party was expected...
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