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 February 28, 2000

A Post-Diallo Calm, a Hope US Will Act
Standing quietly in the damp chill afternoon amid thousands of other protesters on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, Goldie Davis is "raging mad and praying to God that good will come of it." The middle-aged, middle-class mother from Brooklyn embodies the...
A Teacher Rich with Timeless Treasure
I had to get up at 30 o'clock," Nicky complained. "It was dark outside, and I'm really tired." I held his hand and gently, but firmly, guided him into the bathroom to wash his hands for snack time. A bouquet of impatient "daisies" waited to wash their...
Barbie Really Takes the Cake
It's hard to believe that Barbie could do anything to shock me. I've become accustomed to her flashy choices in apparel, seen her go through careers the way children cast off outerwear after a romp in the snow. I've waited patiently for her to settle...
Bosnia Four Years Later: Few Gains ; the Multiethnic State Envisioned in the Dayton Peace Accord Remains Elusive, as World Turns to New Hot Spots
In the cobbled streets of old Sarajevo, leather goods are a popular buy. Alongside elaborately tooled belts, shoulder bags, and fanny packs on display at bargain prices invariably lie less innocent items, such as gun holsters and ammunition belts. Nothing...
Farmers' Markets Produce a Bumper Crop of Buyers
It takes more than a drop in the mercury to prevent devotees of the farmers' market in Old Town Alexandria, Va., from making their weekly visit. Even in the depths of winter, a steady flow of shoppers step gingerly through snow to peruse the selection...
From Tyranny to Democracy - Peacefully ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
The terrible massacres in Indonesia, the brutal killing of both Muslims and Christians, can bring on feelings of despair. Look around a busy food court in in New York or San Francisco filled with chatty shoppers, college students, and business people...
How to Know Your Real Workplace Status
To determine if you are legally an employee or an independent contractor largely depends on "the extent to which the employer controls the daily work of the employee," says Janice Goodman, a New York employment lawyer. Government agencies and courts...
Interest Rates Fuel Dow's Southward Trip ; Dow Is off 16 Percent since Jan. 14. Fed Plans to Raise Rates until Economy Cools Off
Only a few months ago, some stock market analysts were talking about the Dow Jones Industrial Average at 20,000 or higher - and calling the financial markets the perfect place for Social Security investments. Everyone from grandmothers to teenagers...
Media Distortion of Austria's Haider
Regarding Richard C. Hottelet's opinion piece "Haider is no Hitler" (Feb. 23): His clarifications and insights can aid in calming the hysteria over the Freedom Party sharing power in the Austrian government. Most wire services inflame the issue by consistently...
Military's Unorthodox Approach to Shopping for Soldiers ; the Armed Forces Are Using Pastel-Colored Humvees and Fight Simulators as a Way to Boost Recruiting Numbers
As soldiers clapped with the enthusiasm of a "Wheel of Fortune" audience, the South Carolina National Guard last week unveiled its newest recruiting tool: A psychedelic Humvee. Resembling the pastel school bus once driven by actress Shirley Jones in...
'New Economy' Bull Hears Growl of Bear Market
Wall Street's stealth bear market is becoming more visible. The 30-second radio clips, the television spots, and the newspaper headlines have all highlighted the mostly ups of technology stocks. "Nasdaq Hits New Peak," noted The Wall Street Journal...
Pakistan Hints of Kashmir Jihad ; Increased Cross-Border Fighting and President Clinton's Visit Next Month Have Tensions at a Peak
A little more than four months after taking the reins of Pakistan in a popular coup, Gen. Pervez Musharraf has quietly but quickly turned a 52-year dispute with India over Kashmir into the central rallying point of the new regime. In trying to unify...
Police in the Docket
From New York to Los Angeles, recent misdeeds by police have put a searchlight on new, aggressive tactics to reduce crime. In Los Angeles, some 70 antigang officers are being investigated in connection with the planting of evidence, unjustified shootings,...
Same Desk Different Deal ; More Full-Time Employees Call Themselves 'Misclassified' in an Age of Contract Workers. Behind the New Economy's Big Workplace Conflict
Anita Verschoth wants her benefits back. The former Sports Illustrated writer and editor earned an international reputation for her Olympic coverage in the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. But her fortunes took a turn for the worse in 1988, when she was asked to...
Shifting Retirement Funds for a Higher Yield
Q In my tax-deferred 403(b) retirement account I hold a low- yielding mutual fund that is part of a fund group that has turned in terrible returns the past few years. If I withdraw the funds, I will owe capital gains taxes plus a tax penalty. What can...
Should World Wide Web Be a Tax-Free Zone? ; E-Commerce Boosters Argue a Ban on Internet Taxes Is Critical for Growth, but States Worry They'll Lose Revenues
With Americans buying billions of dollars worth of goods online with the click of a mouse, one of the hottest topics in Washington today is whether to tax Internet purchases. On one side, Internet boosters such as online retailers and Republican presidential...
Sign of Campaign to Come ; Bush Is Favored to Win in Virginia, but Washington Is Too Close to Call
Tomorrow's primaries in Virginia and Washington State were supposed to be minor way stations on the road to the biggest electoral destination of the presidential nominating season: the 13 primaries of Super Tuesday on March 7. Now the Feb. 29 contests...
The Hazard of Hazy Definitions: A Case Study
It didn't seem like too much to ask. After more than 35 years teaching home-study courses at the New York School of Interior Design in Manhattan, Ellen Bennett thought she deserved a pension when her supervisor told her five years ago that her services...
Tinkering Rightly with Serb Sanctions
In the waning days of the Bush administration in 1992, it surely would have been difficult for policymakers to imagine that the sanctions imposed on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia at that time would still be in place nearly eight years later. But...
USA
Protesters estimated at more than 2,000 took to New York's streets to denounce the acquittal of four white police officers in the shooting death of Amadou Diallo, an unarmed African immigrant. Authorities said about 90 demonstrators were arrested, although...
Web Sites That Review ... Web Sites ; What's New & Noteworthy on the World Wide Web
Considering the ever-expanding universe of Web sites, it was inevitable that we would eventually see sites whose only purpose is to rate other sites. These review sites try to address one of the problems that mega- portal sites such as Yahoo! can't....
When Sports Violence Is a Criminal Act
Tony limon was a star on his high school basketball team. Raised without a father, he struggled to pull himself out of troubled early years in San Antonio. He worked two jobs, went to church each Sunday, and eagerly awaited the opportunity to excel at...
When Spring Stirs in Montana
Today I went out to look at the repairs that are needed on the chicken coop and the lamb's pen. I walked out into the morning and didn't need a jacket. The dregs of winter are all around me: piles of slush melting into mud, snow- streaked hills, snow-covered...
When Your Favorite Fund Goes 'Poof'
A few days can make a big difference in the mutual-fund world - and not only in terms of returns. Funds have been known to vanish. Just a few weeks ago, Fidelity investors could flip to the financial pages and check out the returns of the Fidelity International...
World
When and how to pull out of southern Lebanon were being argued by Israel's Cabinet after a weekend of new warfare and political violence in the region. Rocket, mortar, and machine-gun attacks by Hizbullah guerrillas appeared timed to affect the Cabinet...
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