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 January 9, 2001

Aftershocks from Anti-Tank Shells ; EU and NATO Officials Meet Today, as Concern Mounts over Use of DU Bullets
All military commanders know "collateral damage" to unintended targets, like civilians, is an unavoidable part of modern warfare. But now the Pentagon's most potent armor-piercing weapon is itself taking a major hit. It's being accused of contributing...
Before the Verdict, Should a Jury Know All the Options? ; Supreme Court Weighs Whether Jurors Must Be Informed about Possibility of Life without Parole
Serving on a jury in a death-penalty case is one of the most challenging civic responsibilities any American may encounter. But it is made even more difficult when jurors are kept in the dark about possible alternative sentences of a convicted murderer...
Cars as Rolling Offices, with a Laptop on Dash ; Auto Show Reveals How Much Cars Are Being 'Wired' to outside World
Here's what your typical commute to work will soon look like: You're clipping down the highway in a sport-utility vehicle that resembles a Humvee with metallic paint. You punch a keypad on the dashboard to check your e-mail: Two jokes again - bad...
Charlotte Spins Her Web Again - as a Puppet
Children and adults alike love "Charlotte's Web." In the book by E.B. White, a gray barn spider takes a fancy to a little pig and saves his life by writing about him in her web. Everyone who sees the web believes there is something "terrific" about...
Does It Pay for Police Officers to Moonlight? ; Concerns Mount as More Cops Spend Off-Duty Hours Working for Private Firms
Wearing serious expressions and dark shades, the men strolling through Tucson's annual Fourth Avenue Street Fair certainly look like regular cops, right down to their crisp blue uniforms and shiny badges. In fact they are, in every way but one: They...
Engineering Whiz Improves Virtual-Reality Glove
Imagine an astronaut on the International Space Station sitting in a virtual-reality simulator. She controls remotely a robot's movements through her own and by seeing, hearing - even feeling - the environment it works in. That's a scenario likely...
His Colt .38 Special
My husband has kept a Colt .38 Special locked in a drawer of our home in Israel for the past 15 years. He has never fired it, except to renew his gun license. I can count on the fingers of one hand the occasions it has emerged from lock and key, ...
Hunter-Gault Recalls First Steps onto White Campus
For CNN reporter Charlayne Hunter-Gault, the foam and fury of the political transition in South Africa contains echoes of her years at the University of Georgia (UGA), which today celebrates the 40th anniversary of its desegregation. Ms. Hunter-Gault...
One Mold Charters Can't Break ; These Public Schools Could Be Swamped by Often-Costly and Inflexible Federal Regulations
The United Charter School is designed to serve 1,200 children in a low-income neighborhood in Baton Rouge, La. It is widely supported by area residents, who are almost entirely African- American. It's in compliance with the Louisiana state charter...
Philippines Rewrites US Impeachment Script ; President Estrada's Trial, like President Clinton's in the US, Has Riveted an Entire Nation, but for Different Reasons
Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago storms across the courtroom, pointing at the viewers' gallery. The accused, she bellows, "went out of their way to stand out of their seats, deliberately violating the signs - which are very clearly pasted on our walls...
Russia to Revise Crime, Penalty ; Parliament Is Expected to Approve a Prison Overhaul This Month That Could Free Thousands of Prisoners
Russia, home to the world's largest prison population, is planning imminent changes to a penal code that many regard as unwieldy, often arbitrary and unfair. But in the drive to improve justice, while saving money for the cash-strapped government,...
Split Statehouses Rival Washington Drama ; with Near-Parity in Legislatures, Tasks like Redistricting Will Test Ability to Compromise
When Paul Patton, governor of Kentucky, delivered his "state of the state" address recently, he offered legislators a "hand of partnership" for the year ahead. Such gestures are political boilerplate, but there is reason to believe they will be...
Teens Stake a Claim on Their DNA - and the Lessons Stick
At Fremont High School here in Oakland, biology lab goes beyond traditional frog dissection and uses a touch of performance art to get at important science lessons and the ethical issues behind them. As part of his annual unit on genetics, 10th-grade...
The Bush Team Brings Very Corporate Values ; New White House Wants Efficiency, but Critics Forsee Increase in 'Corporate Welfare.'
Forget "President of the United States." Perhaps George W. Bush's new title should be "America's CEO." As the president-elect builds his governing team, it's becoming clear that corporate experience and MBAs are key hallmarks. With Brooks Brothers-clad...
The Clintons Keep Their Eyes on the Prize
We're used to seeing our presidents move out toward the horizon when they leave office - the most memorable being the forced exit of Richard Nixon and his wave as he flew away. Presidents are expected to leave Washington gladly for retirement elsewhere,...
The Power of Puppets ; They Can Speak Any Language, Tell Any Story - Even Fly! They Captivate Audiences around the World
Isn't it wonderful how puppets seem to come to life? Finger puppets, hand puppets, puppets on rods, puppets on strings. We know they're not real, and yet there they are, dancing, singing, even flying before our eyes. We watch them and also watch for...
The Sun Never Sets on British Schools
The students at Harrow International School cut a typically British pose: They sport traditional English checkered suits and boater hats. They chirp about video games, horseback riding, and studying for Britain's A-level exams. They also pay careful...
Titillation Island: Show Promises Real-Life Infidelity
Infidelity and weddings have long been ratings grabbers on TV. But now a network is trying to manufacture one at the expense of the other - with a twist. The morality play stars real couples. Starting tomorrow, Fox debuts its much-hyped reality series...
University of Georgia Reflects on Its Desegregation Legacy
In the winter darkness of January 1961, moments after her lawyer and mother had left her alone in her dorm room, Charlayne Hunter could hear a crowd of fellow University of Georgia students chanting outside her window: "Two, four, six, eight, we...
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