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 September 7, 2000

As Forests Burn, Restoration Plan Is Already in Place
It's raining in the Cleveland National Forest - big, fat drops that come with the summer monsoons. Lightning crackles in the air, and when it hits the earth the ground trembles underfoot. This is perfect fire weather. But on this southern California...
Bigger Houses Waste Earth's Resources
Regarding your Aug. 21 article "Where your home can't be a castle anymore": The problem with building "castles" or "monster" homes is much more serious than destroying "local charm." The wealthy need to understand that huge houses use up the earth's...
Burmese Opposition Move Fails
In prompting a standoff with the country's junta that resulted in her being detained, Burmese democratic opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi may have hoped to gain greater international condemnation for the Rangoon junta. But her efforts appear to have...
By George, a Curious World Traveler!
WHITEBLACK THE PENGUIN SEES THE WORLD By Margret Rey Illustrated by H.A. Rey Houghton Mifflin Unpaged, $15, Ages 4-8 These look just like pictures from 'Curious George'," said my husband when I showed him a page from "Whiteblack the Penguin Sees the...
Early to Bed, Early to Rise
THE FIRST AMERICAN: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN By H.W. Brands Doubleday 759 pp., $35 Benjamin Franklin's reputation, like that of other Founding Fathers, has undergone a series of reevaluations since the good doctor's death in 1790. His...
Electronic Books Almost Ready for Switch On
Not quite ready for prime time, but getting a lot closer. That's the message from last week's Seybold San Francisco, one of publishing's biggest conferences and trade shows, where e-books were very much front and center. It's also the message from people...
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SO GIVE HIM AN A-MINUS If you were among those concerned about Askar Akayev's bid for reelection as president of Kyrgyzstan, you can relax now. The ex- Soviet republic's elections commission has announced that Akayev can, in fact, read and speak Kyrgyz,...
Even the Farthest Corners of Rural West Get 'Aspenized' ; Summer Fires Stoke Outrage over a Gated Community in Montana, as Tiny Towns Get Millionaire Neighbors
A few years ago, Tim Blixseth set out to build an exclusive, forested hideaway for the rich and famous not far from the northwest corner of Yellowstone National Park. Offering access to a private ski resort, 16 miles of fishing streams, and priceless...
Expanding File of DNA Riles Britain ; an Anticrime Plan Unveiled Sept. 1 Aims to Collect 3 Million Samples by 2004
It may be a nation noted for quiet civility and prim bobbies who don't carry guns. But a 10 percent jump in the violent crime rate - and public outcry over the recent rape and murder of a young girl - has Britain moving to the controversial vanguard...
Free and Quirky ; Alternative Newspapers Are Everywhere, Brimming with Attitude, Filling a Niche
Let's say you've just moved to a new city -any major one will do - and you want to find a place to live, a club that plays live music, and a date to take with you. If your sensibilities lean more toward "Being John Malkovich" than "The Sound of Music,"...
French City Rides High on Surge in Sea and Air Travel ; Saint Nazaire Builds 40 Percent of the World's Cruise Ships. New Orders for a Giant Airbus Passenger Jet Will Give City Another Lift
This Atlantic port city is a modern day boomtown, profiting handsomely from the return of an industry once thought to belong to another era - building ocean liners. At the Chantiers Navales de l'Atlantique here, shipyard workers scurry like white-helmeted...
Highways Get a Touch of Martha Stewart
When crumbling Highway 40 linking St. Louis with its booming western suburbs is finally rebuilt, it will look more like it was put together by Martha Stewart than someone in a grader and a hydraulic excavator. Sure, there will be the usual ribbon of...
How Fly-Fishing Can Save the West's Ranchers
As Tom Milesnick drives his pickup truck along a dusty road in the middle of Montana's Gallatin Valley, he sizes up the fruits of his round-the-clock labors. With beef cows grazing beside him and giant bales of hay dotting the pasture, he heads toward...
Keep All Religion out of Campaigns
The presidential campaign is veering in a disturbing direction over how the candidates are handling religion, a subject which ought not to be in the campaign at all. Vice President Al Gore and Gov. George W. Bush have been talking about it for months...
NASA Figures out How to Program the Remote
Scientists from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif., are creating a powerful, efficient, and reliable onboard computer that will guide spacecraft beyond our solar system. The brainchild of NASA scientists, this low-energy, high-performance...
Newly Rich Escalate Estate-Tax Fight ; A Millionaire Is Created Every 31 Seconds in America. Now, Spreading Wealth May Affect Today's US House Vote
America has entered the "Age of the Millionaire." Never before in the US have there been so many millionaires, multimillionaires, and even billionaires. Today there are about 6 million of them across the country. Never before has a nation created wealth...
Revisiting ReplayTV
Two weeks ago, I wrote about digital video recorders and how I found them "so hopelessly complex that I have yet to find a salesperson who can work one." Let's just say I've had a change of heart. It's more than a week now that I've been using one,...
Testing Surge Has States on Hunt for Tutors ; Massachusetts May Bring in Volunteers to Prep Students for the Critical MCAS Test
As school starts this year, Massachusetts teachers have more to worry about than lesson plans and seating charts. This year, the MCAS counts. If 10th-graders don't pass a key standardized test - the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System - by...
The Beast of the Bog
I grew up in an older, residential section of my hometown, where the houses were fairly close together. My bedroom window was separated from our neighbors' living room only by a driveway, and most summer nights I fell asleep to the sound of their television....
The Campaign's Virtue War
HOW does a presidential candidate display his character without making a contrast to his opponent's - especially in a campaign when character matters as much as issues? Both Al Gore and George W. Bush have toyed with personal attacks. In a famous 1991...
The Real State of US Readiness Series: FIRST OF TWO PARTS
They're both right. George W. Bush, the Republican presidential nominee, says the US military is in a state of decline, hobbled by low morale, dated equipment, and misdirected leadership. Al Gore, the Democratic hopeful, counters that America's armed...
Today's Story Line
It was a year ago this week that marauding militias, trained by the Indonesian Army, escalated a campaign of violence in East Timor. Indonesian generals seemed unable - or unwilling - to control the situation. This week, Indonesian security forces again...
Two Vantage Points, One High School
My son is entering high school. I can hardly bear to utter these words. "Entering elementary school" and "entering middle school" went down far more smoothly; but this high school business is bittersweet. Probably because it's Alyosha's last educational...
Up in Arms for 225 Years ; Historian Michael A. Bellesiles Claims America's Gun Culture Isn't as Old or Sacred as the NRA Claims
ARMING AMERICA: THE ORIGINS OF A NATIONAL GUN CULTURE By Michael A. Bellesiles Alfred A. Knopf 603 pp., $30 'Arming America" came my way while I was on holiday in the Pacific Northwest. Two incidents during that break brought America's gun culture into...
USA
Americans' productivity surged a stronger-than-expected 5.7 percent rate in the second quarter, the Labor Department reported. Analysts said the figure, which measures the amount of output per hour of work, was likely to assure the Federal Reserve that...
Violence Escalates in W. Timor ; Yesterday, after Four UN Workers Were Killed, 42 UN Staffers Were Evacuated from West Timor
After weeks of increasing tension on the Indonesian side of the border in Timor, at least four United Nations workers were killed by rioting pro-Jakarta militiamen in West Timor yesterday, senior UN officials said. In answer to an unprecedented request...
Where Storytelling Is a Capital Offense
THE TELLING By Ursula K. LeGuin Harcourt 272 pp., $24 Imagine our culture if the texts comprising the Bible were never written down. Or if the Koran and the epics of Homer were wiped out of existence. Thousands of documents comprise the history and...
Window Washing ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Some people will give you a joking response when they don't want to help you with something. Quoting a line from an old window cleaner commercial, they'll smile and say apologetically, "I don't do windows." That phrase was making the rounds in our...
Winter Is No Paradise on the Montana Range
WINTER RANGE By Claire Davis Picador USA 262 pp., $23 My copy of "Paradise Lost" is lost, but through the Internet, it's been regained. A Web site managed by Dartmouth College presents most of Milton's poetry, neatly annotated: www.dartmouth.edu/ ~milton....
Working Together to Bridge the Digital Divide
The leaders of the G-8 nations are taking bold steps to bridge the so-called "digital divide," and to ensure that the world's poorest countries share in the blessings of free and unfettered global electronic commerce. In relative terms, we've only moved...
World
At least three civilian workers were killed and dozens of other people were hurt in West Timor when thousands of pro-Indonesian militiamen attacked a UN refugee center. The UN offices also were set on fire, forcing the evacuation of remaining staffers...
World Leaders, and Protesters, Meet at UN ; While Some 150 Leaders Met Inside Yesterday, Protesters Jammed the Streets
The Millennium Assembly of the United Nations, which began yesterday, didn't only bring the largest-ever number of world leaders together to tackle the globe's most intractable problems. It also brought some 90 groups of protesters from around the world,...

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