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 4, 2002

A Little Girl's Heroes Behind the Heroes ; A Series Profiling Six Lives since Sept. 11: Defining Moments in a Historic Year
One of the few ways to bring an instant scowl to the eager, playful face of 7-year-old Alexia Torres is to ask her about Sept. 11, 2001."I don't remember," she says, her lightly freckled nose suddenly crinkling in intense displeasure. "And I don't want...
Antitobacco Ads Vanish as State Budgets Shrink ; Arizona and Other States Divert Funds Used to Curb Teen Smoking
Until recently, Arizonans could hardly turn on a television or radio without hearing a slightly self-righteous teen voice singling out smoking as a notably unattractive habit - smelly and teeth- staining - as well as an unhealthy one.The riff was catchy,...
A Tribute to Teachers - Wherever They Are Found
FOR LONG-AGO STUDENTS who still feel the tug of the classroom every September, this week marks an annual ritual of living vicariously.It's a time when back-to-school ads spur memories of pristine notebooks and freshly sharpened pencils. It's a week when...
Beauty's in the Key-Holder's Eye
Maine is one of those states where kids can obtain a driver's permit while their features are still as smooth and clear as milk and their bedrooms are still lined with Golden Books, Barbie dolls, and G.I. Joes. I suppose this goes hand-in-hand with being...
Cracks in Japan's Energy Sector ; A Nuclear Reactor Was Closed for Leaks Yesterday, the Latest in a String of Industry Lapses
Japan's troubled nuclear industry faces a meltdown of public trust as resignations, coverups and a radiation leak undermine attempts to recover from a recent history of accidents and scandals.In the space of just five days, the country's biggest power...
Delayed Retirement Here to Stay ; Even a Stock-Price Rebound Wouldn't Alter Trend, Driven by Shifts in Social Security, Pensions, and Broader Culture
Summer is over. It's back to work.Get used to working. Many of us - especially those age 50-plus - may be doing it longer than originally expected.A slumping stock market is just one of the reasons. Changes in Social Security laws, stingier corporate...
Disgraced Latin Pols Rise Again ; Three Coming Elections in South America May Include Tainted Candidates
From the moment his helicopter touched down at the edge of this distant sugar-cane field, former President Fernando Collor de Mello's million-dollar smile never left his face.Not during the mad scrum of supporters who met him at the chopper door; not...
Harvest Is Ripe for Heirloom Tomatoes
Picture a world of Big Rainbows and Green Zebras, where Princes and Queens rest on beds of Mountain Gold and Roses right on your dinner table. While you're at it, throw in an Arkansas Traveler, a Big Boy with a Big Beef against Lemon Boy, and a Fabulous...
Here, They Call a Rose 'Rose'
My mother was horrified when we named our kitten Jezebel. She thinks kittens should have cozy names like Ginger or Samantha. Why name a kitten - a tomcat, at that - after a wicked Old Testament woman who killed the prophets of the Lord, she wanted to...
I'm That Age ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Some friends and I attended a talk given by a spiritually-minded thinker a number of years ago. In his talk he told us that he'd seen a remarkably fit man who was 90 years old. He expounded on how wonderful the man looked.He then asked us how old we...
In a Fertile African Land, Swords Batter Plowshares ; Observers Warn That Ugandans Face Risk of Starvation If They Are Unable to Plant Soon
With famine knocking on Southern Africa's door, the world's aid organizations are already stretched to their limits. The last thing they need is famine in northern Uganda. And, in theory, this part of the continent should not be of any concern. Gulu...
In Miami, a Major Test of Gay Rights ; A Referendum on Sept. 10 Is the Next Battle in a Series of Votes in US Cities
A campaign to repeal a local ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation is emerging as a major test in an ongoing national debate over the rights of homosexuals.Both sides of the debate view the outcome of the Sept. 10 referendum in...
In Northern Ireland, Hate Begins Early ; Three-Year-Olds Already Show Signs of Prejudice, a Survey Finds
On a sidewalk in Belfast, a Protestant child shows off for a group of bored journalists waiting for the Northern Ireland Secretary of State, John Reid, to emerge from a meeting."If I had a gun, I'd shoot Gerry Adams," the 6-year-old boasts. Adams is...
Keep the Welcome Mat out for Arab Visitors
Vice President Dick Cheney last week promised that the American goal for Iraq after a regime change is for it to have "a government that is democratic and pluralistic."That is a worthy objective and would be a distinct improvement for a country whose...
Laptops as a Fourth 'R'
Tuesday Maine booted up a giant experiment in learning. It loaned a laptop computer to every seventh-grader in public school.And the 17,000 Apple iBooks even come with wireless connections, plenty of technical support, and training for teachers who fear...
Letters
The working marriage of liberty and democracyIn regard to Daniel Schorr's Aug. 30 column, "Uncivil liberties": He is on target in pointing out a clear abuse of power by the executive branch. In support, I offer the following quote: "There is no liberty,...
Mapping the American Spirit ; in the Spirit of Alexis De Tocqueville and of John Steinbeck's 'Travels with Charley,' a Writer Sets out to Discover the Heart of America - and What It Means to Be American in the Summer of 2002
During the past year I read countless news stories about the American spirit, American values, and what Americans supposedly would be doing and thinking about this summer, almost a year after the terrorist attacks. I began to wonder: Just who are all...
Native Tribes Seek Clout on Nontribal Lands ; Proposals in Congress and States May Let Native Peoples Veto Developments near 'Sacred' Sites
They may be among the poorest in the United States, but native Americans are gaining political clout. Part of this has to do with campaign contributions drawn from casino revenues to influence lawmakers. But it's also connected to a growing public and...
Reporters on the Job
Cultural snapshot* A WITNESS TO HUNGER: The Monitor's Danna Harman was moved by two scenes while reporting at a camp for Ugandans forced to flee their homes (page 12)."The delivery schedule of the World Food Program truck is a closely guarded secret....
Reporters on the Job
CULTURAL SNAPSHOT..* A WITNESS TO HUNGER: The Monitor's Danna Harman was moved by two scenes while reporting at a camp for Ugandans forced to flee their homes (page 12)."The delivery schedule of the World Food Program truck is a closely guarded secret....
The Costs of Book-Cooking
Just months after the end of the longest period of prosperity in US history, the news is all about the falling stock market.The two largest bankruptcy petitions in our history - both caused by corporate mismanagement - occurred back to back. The stock...
To Inspect or Not to Inspect
Much has been said about the need for the Bush administration to make the case publicly that an invasion of Iraq to remove Saddam Hussein would be justified. Such a justification, wrought out in open debate, is in fact critical.The alternative to an...

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