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 18, 2000

Apple Recipes
Chocolate Applesauce Cake 1 egg 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1/3 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate 1 cup applesauce 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sifted flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon...
Autumn Apples: From Treetop to Tabletop
Apple picking seems to rouse the spirits of autumn romantics. It's an opportunity to bring in a harvest and prepare for the frigid months when warm, baked treats are a necessity. Americans are apple gluttons, devouring about 50 pounds a year each...
Bush, Gore Each Lay Parent Trap ; Preschool Funds, Tax Cuts, and Web Filtering All Aim for Votes from Moms and Dads
George W. Bush puts on his reading glasses, and peers over Zach Benton's shoulder. The middle-schooler from Royal Oak, Mich., punches in bloodandguts.com on the school computer and gets an immediate response: "This Web site cannot be accessed." "Very...
Business Is Booming; We're out of Business
Unable to find competent help to run the cash register, Basil Richardson did last week what Nor'easters, blackouts, and holidays never could make him do: He boarded up shop. The small brick grocery, a fixture on State Street here since Mr. Richardson's...
Congress Takes Aim at Modern-Day Slavery ; Traffickers in Human Cargo for Sex Trade or Sweatshops Will Face Tougher Penalties
Bipartisan coalitions have not been a feature of the fiercely partisan 106th Congress. But lawmakers on both sides of the aisle came together last week with nearly unanimous votes to curb the global scourge of trafficking in persons. From Burmese...
Going to Bat Forlow-Income Children
Janis Dumas, a social worker with years of volunteer and professional experience, extended her caring heart to her own neighborhood 10 years ago. Rather than moving out or ignoring the low-income immigrants who suddenly flooded Dallas's affluent...
Helping a Daughter Decorate, While Staying out of the Doghouse
"I want dogs on my walls." "How about a garden theme?" "I want dogs on my blanket." "How about a simple stripe?" "I want dogs on my rug." "How about a nice neutral?" When my 10-year-old daughter and I set out to redecorate her bedroom, I envisioned...
Home Is Where the ART Is ; It Doesn't Take a Pile of Money to Beautify Your House with Art. A Guide to Demystifying the Process
A few years after Doug Freed graduated from college, he was still coming home to posters on his apartment walls. The Hopper, Matisse, and film posters were framed, but other than that had not changed since being tacked up in his dorm room. He had thought...
Homework Takes Teamwork
It's a phrase heard daily in all sorts of contexts: "Do your homework." In other words, put in the effort to improve learning and performance. But in schools, homework is under siege. Controversy swirls over the amount and type of homework - and...
In Summit's Wake, Little Warmth ; Israelis and Palestinians Reached a Cease-Fire Pact Early Tuesday. Getting through the First 48 Hours Is Critical
Will any of the words mean anything? There was widespread concern in the Middle East Tuesday that the vague and fragile promises that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak made to President Clinton here may not be...
In the Ashes of Serb Nationalism ; an Ethnically Motivated Murder in Kosovo This Week Indicates That 'Greater Serbia' Plan Is Dead
The dirt track in central Kosovo appeared safe enough: a conveyor belt from a nearby mine followed one side; a thicket of brush lined the other. But along that track - just 200 yards from the house of Radosav Ognjanovic, an ethnic Serb - was a lethal...
Ishmael and Isaac ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
God preserved Ishmael. Envy sent him and Hagar, his mother, into the desert, and their death was expected. But there was practical spiritual intervention, and their lives were preserved. The division between Arab and Jew is traditionally traced to...
Journalists Asfreedom Fighters
Mirjana Stefanovic is going home this week. She is going home, after an absence of a bit more than a month, to a country recently transformed during her absence. Her country is Yugoslavia. When she left, it was in the grip of Slobodan Milosevic,...
Moving into the House of Ill Repair ; A 30-Something, Single Woman Buys a Home and All the Problems That Come with It
On an unseasonably warm Sunday night last March, I stood on my patio, watching the man who had just cleaned out my sewer line hold his index finger out in the shape of a gun and repeatedly say, "Bang!" to his dog, who dutifully played dead each time....
Off-the-Wall Uses for Kids' Art
Elementary schools have a knack for turning children into prolific artists. What they usually don't teach, however, is "portfolio management." That's left to parents, who ooh and aah over the works of their junior Rembrandts and O'Keeffes while wondering...
Public Wants SUVs to Guzzle Less
A majority of adults say they'd be willing to drive a more fuel- efficient vehicle to conserve energy. But many also support drilling in Alaskan wildlife refuge. The United States could soon get tough on those big, gas-hungry SUVs. Americans,...
Pursuing Happiness - Can You Get There from Here?
As recipes for happiness go, it would be hard to improve on the pleasures of a warm Saturday in mid-October. Dazzling sunshine fills a crisp blue sky. Trees at the peak of their autumn color blaze in brilliant crimsons and golds. Young families,...
Roadblocks Slow Effort to Make Russia a Tourist Mecca
With bomb explosions, mafia killings , and other mayhem, Russia is not exactly an alluring travel destination. But Russia's new independent travel agents are out to change that. "Serious travel agencies have only appeared in Russia in the past five...
The Class Gets an 'A'while the Teacher's Away
Half an hour into first period! I'd never left a class unattended for so long. What had I been thinking? I hurriedly told the program director "goodbye," dashed to my classroom, and gingerly opened the door. Had I interrupted a class in session?...
The Evasive Art of Not Collecting Any
My husband and I would never call ourselves "art collectors." That sounds much too grand. Nevertheless, for people who profess not to collect art, we've accumulated a great deal of it: oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, and photographs - and...
This Land Is Their Land, Too
It always cheers me to read or hear of a still-viable farm that has belonged to and been tended by the same family over many generations. I like to imagine how fully linked to the land and sensitive to its moods and cycles this would make one as its...
Time to Include Syria
Cease-fire agreement or no, the bilateral Israeli-Palestinian peace process is finished. Like Humpty Dumpty, all efforts to put it together again have failed. But this does not mean that all opportunity for Middle East peace has been destroyed. It...
Today's Story Line
The Mideast truce reached after marathon negotiations at a Red Sea resort offers a glimmer of hope. Both sides agreed to call for a stop to the violence. That's a small step forward. But each side also began prevaricating, attaching post-pact conditions...
Tragic Air Crash Leaves Hole in Missouri Politics ; Investigators Look for Cause of Wreck That Killed Popular Governor in Homestretch of His Tight Race for US Senate
The tragic plane crash that claimed the life of Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan (D) Oct. 16 has cast a pall over America's political landscape. It has rocked both Democratic and Republican state parties here and may have national implications as well. The...
USA
The final presidential debate was to be held on schedule in St. Louis despite the plane crash that killed Missouri Gov. Mel Carnahan (D), his son, and an aide. They were headed to a campaign event for Carnahan's hotly contested race for the US Senate...
Who Stole Russia's Election?
Relations between the United States and Russia are at their lowest point in a decade. Westerners worry that Russia is returning to a darker past, while Russians see a biased Western media at the base of widespread misunderstanding. Along with the...
With War on Back Burner, Ethiopia Can Plan for Future ; Parliament Opened Oct. 9 with the President's Pledge to Reduce Famine That Affects as Many as 10.5 Million
The wind whips the sandy soil of the Ogaden desert so hard it sticks inside your ears and covers surfaces in a gritty film. Amid the dust, two dozen pastoralist elders - heads wrapped in colorful cloths - sit in the shade of an aid-agency compound...
World
After negotiations stretching into the early morning hours, President Clinton announced a cease-fire agreement between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. Speaking at the conclusion of a summit in Sharm el-Sheikh,...
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