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 22, 2001

A Cagey Solution to a High-Energy Problem
Pregnant with my second child, I wondered how I would protect a newborn from my rambunctious, king-of-the-roost, 2-year-old son, Colin. I expected him to be jealous, resentful, and impatient when a sibling arrived on the scene. I knew I couldn't watch...
Americans Get More Help with Their Utility Bills ; Government at All Levels Is Providing More Assistance for the Low Income as Energy Costs Hit the Highest in Years
Mercifully, the Gillilands - and millions of Americans like them - may soon be getting more help with their heating bills. Federal aid helps the couple meet about half their heating costs. Now the St. Louis City Council is considering diverting $1...
And to Your Right, We Have a Double Agent ... ; A Former KGB General and a Former FBI Agent Take Rubberneckers on a Clandestine Tour of the Capital
The cold war may appear to be over. The Berlin Wall has crumbled, the Soviet Union has splintered, and even North Korea has let down its guard, albeit slightly. But the spy games between Moscow and Washington are as intense as ever - at least so...
Bush Starts on Clear, Simple Plan ; despite Early Hard-Line Stands, He's Likely to Compromise to Get Some Early Victories
As George W. Bush descends from his inaugural mountaintop to the real world of Oval Office politics, expect a first year defined less by high-minded conservative ideals and more by the pragmatism required for legislative success. To be sure, Mr....
CD Savers Face a Difficult Call ; Callable CDs Promise Higher Yields, but Will They Leave Investors Grumpy Tomorrow?
Today's certificates of deposit come in a variety of rates, lengths, and minimum deposits. But lately, a growing number have taken a new form. Callable CDs are debt instruments that pay a a premium over regular CD yields for a specific period (say,...
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LAST SEEN EATING PEANUTS Remember "One of Our Elephants Is Missing"? In the mid-'70s it was a popular cartoon. A quarter-century later, it's a real-life situation commanding the attention of law-enforcement authorities in, of all places, Austria....
Europe Shrugs off US Slowdown ; amid Tax Cuts, Drop in Jobless Rate, EU Growth Is Forecast to Outstrip US for the First Time in a Decade
As Americans get ready for a bumpy landing after years of record economic growth, European businesses and shoppers are as confident as they have ever been about the future. And that confidence, bankers and economic analysts say, will play a large...
Filipino History Repeats Itself - Quicker ; Peaceful Street Protests That Mirror 1986 Overthrow of Marcos Bring Former President Estrada's Swift Downfall
They're calling it "People Power II." But compared to the democratic uprising of the Filipino people 15 years ago, the sequel was faster, smarter, and smoother. Facing corruption charges, a stubborn President Joseph Estrada was forced to leave Malacanang...
Fixing Kids' Sports
Youth sports are broken and need to be fixed. The problem is that, too often, the kids just aren't having fun. And the children themselves are voting with their feet: By the age of 12, more than 75 percent of all kids who have played organized sports...
It's Fun over Function ; Automakers Showcase the Cars Buyers Want, Not the Ones They Need
There's a battle being waged in garages across America. It's not just the usual battle for space among, say, Fords, Chevys, or Hondas. This battle is more between the car people need - and the car they want. Nowhere was that more apparent than at...
My Son Dances around the Subject, Again
Rob appeared about 12:40 a.m., some 20 minutes after the midwife had announced that we'd see the baby come with the dawn. That should have been a hint to me that this child approached life in his own way, on his own terms. We already had a daughter,...
N. Korea's Kim Explores Chinese-Style Capitalism ; Kim Jong Il's Travels and Outreach Are Increasing, as His Trip Last Week Shows
With an important green light from China, efforts to endi North Korea's isolation and at further joining the two estranged Koreas continue to gain momentum. Reports last week of a secret train carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Il to Shanghai...
Office Parity
While job hunting last summer, marketing professional Laura Byrne encountered some workplace environments that were less than inspiring. "I'd see offices where everyone had the same cubicle, the same desk; where everything was the same, even down...
On the Trail of Yowie: Bigfoot Down Under
I didn't really expect us to see a yowie - Australia's own version of Bigfoot. But as the night dragged on, all ears straining to identify every sound in the night and rustle in the bushes, I did begin feeling a twinge of guilt: Somewhere out there...
Power Shortage May Electrify Coal, Nuclear Industries
In the electricity business, opportunity is emerging from crisis.California's power shortages, the jump in natural-gas prices, and tight electricity supplies elsewhere in the United States have roused hopes in both the nuclear-power and coal industry...
Prosperity Yields Two Views of US Housing ; Record Numbers of People Own a Home for the First Time. but Rising Rents Push More of Working Poor into Shelters
Home ownership has again hit record highs. And Jose Rojas, with his neatly tended three-family house in the Bronx, is a testament that the American dream is alive and well in what were once some of the nation's most distressed neighborhoods. But...
Return of the Republicans ... in Capital Style
The cold rain was not going to stop, but Mellie Kausal said she was unconcerned about the fate of her brown mink. This moment had been too long coming. Soon, George W. Bush would raise his right hand, and the Clinton era would be over. Democrats,...
Rules Aim to Create Comfort
Every weekday morning, approximately half of all working American adults head off to jobs where they will spend the next eight hours sitting at a desk. While these jobs are not "dangerous" in the typical sense of the word, the need to create safe...
Survivors ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
I changed the aquarium water for the first time yesterday and held my breath to see if my fish, seven Danios, had survived the ordeal. In the morning I couldn't wait to see if all seven had made it through the night, or if one or more had been "voted...
Tall Order: Rebuild Trust in Collapsed Mideast Peace Talks ; Israeli and Palestinian Negotiators Make One Last Try for an Accord That Could Determine Israeli Elections
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators began yet another round of peace talks Sunday, in an 11th-hour attempt to reach agreement before Israeli elections, just three weeks away. Should the 10-day talks in Egypt fail to yield results, analysts say the...
Tapping Lasers to Search for Life in Universe ; A New Telescope Will Use Powerful Beams of Light to Discover If E.T. Really Does Exist
E.T. hasn't phoned yet, but perhaps he's left a light on in the window. Figuring an advanced civilization would hand out its galactic calling cards on powerful laser beams instead of microwave signals, astronomers in the United States are building...
The Future: Bush's Four Cs
Instead of relying on his shaky electoral mandate, George W. Bush spelled out in his Inaugural Address how his mandate as president rests on four national values: civility, courage, compassion, and character. Claiming a values mandate is an audacious...
The Past: Cleansing Clinton
The wheels of justice that turned under Bill Clinton's presidency - scandal investigations costing $60 million plus - ended on his final day in consummate Clintonesque fashion: a deal that benefits both the man and the nation. Mr. Clinton admitted...
Tiananmen's Potent Papers
China-watchers the world over are speculating about the impact the so-called Tiananmen Papers will have on China and its leadership. Will these smuggled documents - which purport to show the heated debate that took place among Beijing's top leaders...
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Call it Lady Democracy's weekend. At noon on Saturday, George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States. Half a world away, at the same local time in Manila, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo became the 14th president of the Philippines....
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Promising to heal the nation's divisions, George W. Bush was sworn in as the 43rd US president. In his speech, Bush emphasized several areas of high priority, among them public education improvements, tax cuts, Social Security and Medicare reform,...
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"It will take a minimum of two years" to put the Philippines back on its feet, a key aide to new President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo contended as she assembled the economic-adviser team for her government. She was sworn in Saturday after the Supreme...
You Snooze, You May Lose with Bank Accounts
Q: In your Jan. 8 column, a reader wrote about a bank account that has been inactive for seven months. He was concerned that his account would be closed if only a minimum amount of money is in it. I would like to raise another possibility: A: friend's...
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