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 16, 2000

A Cigarettemaker's Admission
For Philip Morris, America's largest cigarettemaker, the admission was understated but blunt: Scientific and medical evidence linking cigarettes to specific diseases is valid. The statement last week, quietly posted on the company's Web site, reverses...
Arab-Americans Seek More Clout over US Policy ; Its Numbers Growing, the Arab Community Hopes to Sway Mideast Foreign Policy - but Still Has Far to Go
In a white dress shirt and suit pants, Sherif Mohamed stands silently among a crowd of several thousand chanting protesters in the heart of Manhattan, holding up a hand-lettered sign that reads: "Palestinians are also God's people." A recent immigrant...
A Sweet, Wild Victory, Preserved
Down at the foot of the slope, the rush-hour traffic surges - and surges. Sound-wise, it is, I suppose, our urban equivalent of the restless tides that continuously fill the ears of people who live near the ocean. We hear it at all times of day and...
Behind Candidates' 'Fuzzy Math' on Taxes
Some viewers of the presidential debates complain that too many incomprehensible numbers were tossed out. But "you ain't seen nothin' yet," as the saying goes. When top economic advisers of Vice President Al Gore and George W. Bush face off - as...
Being Half-Awake to My L.A
I heard the gunshots because a catfight woke me up. Just outside my open window, two neighborhood felines were having a falling out.The first shot sounded like a rifle round. Growing up in rural Wyoming and Indiana, I shot all kinds of weapons and...
Blacks May Tilt Races to Democrats ; Turnout Drives in Key States Could Boost the House
Could this be the year that African-Americans truly deliver for the Democrats? For decades, the black vote - one of the most monolithic blocs in the country - has been the hope of the Democratic Party. Yet it hasn't always met officials' expectations....
Blocks of Stocks That Favor Fast Traders ; 'Exchange-Traded Funds' Can Be Bought and Sold like Individual Stocks
With a bit of pomp and ceremony, two new "exchange-traded funds" (ETFs) were listed last Tuesday on the American Stock Exchange. They brought the total number of ETFs, a hot, relatively new product in the financial world, to 72. The total assets and...
Clinton's Backstage Role in Hillary's Race ; He Stays out of the N.Y. Limelight, but Still Acts as His Wife's Chief Defender - and Fundraiser
By now, Bill Clinton has developed a pretty thick skin. But when people say his wife wouldn't be running for US Senate except for the fact that she's first lady, well, he confesses, "that really steams me." And how. "Let me tell you something," the...
Dilbert with an Attitude: Japan'snew 'Salaryman'
The young man in the business suit has wound himself into a rage, eyebrows gnarled, mouth torn wide as a screaming infant's. "Everything you do is to maintain your image!" he bellows at a roomful of elders at a company board meeting. "All Japanese...
Educating Children Begins on a Parent's Lap
Regarding your Oct. 3 editorial "Raising book-fed kids": Our children are educated (or should be) more by parenting than by school teachers. All three of our own children graduated from college with GPAs of 3.9 or better.There is only one reason they...
Forget about Building the Road to Nowhere
The Clinton administration has proposed a new policy for our public lands. The policy, to be issued sometime in the next month, would protect the remaining large roadless areas in national forests, some of the last islands of wildernesslike parcels...
Holy Wars, Holy Solutions ; Religion's Two-Edged Role in Palesitinian-Israeli Conflict
What's remarkable about the recent violence between Israelis and Palestinians are all the attacks in the name of religion - and against another religion. Previous conflicts were focused more on Israel's security and Palestinian nationalism. In that...
It's All in the Game ; More Than Toys, New Video-Game Systems Play Movies and Surf the Web. Will They Beat out the PC as the Do-It-All Device?
In the past five years, innovation in the video-game industry has moved at the pace of a hungry Pac Man. Today's games feature 3-D graphics, lightning-quick play-action, and music like a techno- party dance track. Still, amid this creative renaissance,...
Kim's Breakthrough with North Wins Koreas' First Nobel ; South Koreans Get a Boost When Their President Is Recognized for Defrosting Cold-War-Era Hostilities with Their Stalinist Brethren
The entranceway of the Kyobo Bookstore in downtown Seoul is lined with the portraits of Nobel Prize winners - a way to encourage young readers to aim high. But for years, one spot remained empty. A small note explained that it would be filled by the...
Our Man in the Stratosphere: A Jet-Age Report ; A Flight to Nowhere Offers a Window on the High-Flying World of Corporate Charters
As the jet taxis down the runway, passengers idly watch airport hangers roll by from the comfy couches (yes, couches) they're draped across. Refreshing drinks share mahogany tables with weighted vases of cut flowers. Sure, there's still a flight...
Peace - or Return to Intifadah? ; Arafat and Barak, along with Egyptian, UN, and US Leaders, Meet Monday to Halt Conflict
Despite the rhetoric and popular images, Israeli troops aren't just facing stone chuckers and slingshot sharpshooters. A visit to Ramallah, the West Bank headquarters for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's security forces, reveals a city bristling...
Self-Protection Central to Online-Auction Dealmaking
Anyone who has tried to find an obscure item for sale knows that online auctions are the place to go. The sheer volume of sellers ensures that, no matter what the item, there's probably someone out there selling it. It can also be a great way to...
Serbia Confronts Troubled Past ; after 13 Years under Milosevic, Some Serbs Are Looking to South Africa as a Model for Reconciliation
An old saying in the Balkans may have new meaning today, as Serbs begin coming to terms with the often-bloody legacy of ousted Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. "If Serbia is at peace with itself, there will be a peaceful future," the proverb...
Snapshots from an Unexpected Journey
My elbows and knees are dusty. Grass seeds stick in my socks and trousers. I have sand in my shoes. And I've barely started. I want clear portraits, and I'm willing to get dirty to get them. Sand all over me and grass seeds, that isn't too bad. Last...
The Price of Oil ; Today's Article on Christian Science
The last 18 months have seen oil prices roughly triple, wreaking havoc on individuals and industries heavily dependent on oil and gas. Beyond the short-term political maneuvering for a solution - and the longer-term efforts for greater energy efficiency...
Today's Story Line
Middle East leaders meet today in Cairo in an attempt to fashion a truce. Any progress on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process would be a bonus. The Palestinians are in no position to wage a direct war with Israel with the best-trained and equipped...
USA
Crime rates fell in 1999 for the eighth consecutive year, the FBI reported. But there were suggestions that the decline could be bottoming out. The agency's annual Uniform Crime Report, compiled from national police data, found that serious offenses...
War against Smoking Goes Worldwide ; Ban on Kids Ads Could Be among Efforts of 191 Nations Meeting in Switzerland
In Nigeria, tobacco companies aren't allowed to advertise, yet smoking among young people is growing, in part because of sponsorship of radio shows and sports teams. In Vietnam, until recently, "cigarette girls" in miniskirts gave free samples to...
What Role Can US Play in Mideast Peace? ; Critics of American Policy Rise Up at Home and Abroad as Clinton's Time Runs Short
Even as President Clinton rushes to the Middle East for emergency peace talks today, the US role in the region is becoming weighed down by past diplomatic failures and growing anti-American sentiment. Above all else, Mr. Clinton will want the scheduled...
What to Do with a Small Pension That Needs a Boost
Q I have a pension which stipulates that at my death, my spouse gets only a meager fraction of the payments I currently receive because she is 15 years younger than I am. Is there anything I can do to improve this situation? M.C., via e-mail A "You...
World
Only bleak projections for progress at today's emergency Middle East summit were being offered by Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Israel said its only goals were an immediate end to violence and a mechanism for preventing new hostilities. Senior...
Would You Buy a Used Car from a PC? ; from a Web-Based Seller, That Is. You Can, with Caution
No matter how you cut it, buying a used car can be a hassle. On a dealer's lot, you get pushy salesmen and somewhat limited selection. On the other hand, do-it-yourselfers face endless pages of classified ads, registration hassles, phone calls, visits...
Yemen Underscores Perils of US 'Engagement' Policy
The USS Cole is one of the US Navy's most sophisticated warships, but its pit stop in Yemen last week was part of a diplomatic mission - an expression of a controversial strategy called "engagement." The idea, warmly embraced by President Clinton,...
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