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 April 29, 2002

A Careful Balance on a Rolling Sea
You don't have to work at sea to form an almost symbiotic bond with it. Summer nights lazily casting for stripers can do it. I like to head up to Plum Island, a spit of sand below Newburyport, Mass., carrying two long poles and a Tupperware tub of mackerel...
Blast May Mark Shift in Terror ; Two Tunisian Officials Were Ousted Saturday in the Wake of a Bombing
On the face of it, the terror attack on North Africa's oldest synagogue, which killed 17 people earlier this month, has few of the markings of recent Al Qaeda strikes. The explosive device was crude, and the target - a Jewish religious site on a placid...
Bush-Saudi Talks Reassure Arab Nations of US Resolve ; Eight-Point Peace Proposal from Crown Prince Comes with a Warning about US Favoritism toward Israel
The visit by Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah to President Bush's Texas ranch this past weekend places the ball of Middle East peace back where Mr. Bush has never wanted it - in the US court. The broad lines of a Mideast peace are now clear - two states,...
Bush Takes More Hits from Own Party ; Even as Fall Elections near, Republicans Splinter over Issues from Mideast to Trade
Democrats have long been a famously fractured party. But lately, as former vice president Al Gore and other Democratic leaders step up attacks on President Bush's policies, the Democrats seem to be coalescing - and it's the GOP that's showing some surprising...
Business & Finance
Shareholders were to be summoned to a new annual meeting of media giant Vivendi after the company announced that the computerized voting system at last week's original meeting apparently had been tampered with by hackers. Reports said the new meeting...
Choosing a Tactic That Can Erase Credit-Card Debt
Q: I am a widow and have accumulated credit-card debt of more than $25,000. I am using only two of my eight cards, and trying to pay off the remaining balances. I have investigated several offers to consolidate these cards. Most require a second mortgage....
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I'M JUST GLAD I COULD HELP The Washington, D.C., Police Department doesn't recruit in Sweden. But if it did, Bosse Ringholm might make a good candidate. Why just last week he helped to catch an alleged bank robber who still had the stolen cash in his...
Father Gave Everyone the Gift of His Attention
My father could talk to anyone, but even more amazing, he could get anyone to talk. I first became aware of his gift when we moved to the country and claimed an acre of harvested cornfield to build a home, like a dozen others we would come to call neighbors....
For Angola, Now the Hard Part ; Following a Cease-Fire Signed Earlier This Month, Angola Is Beginning to Reintegrate Former Rebels
Perhaps the most visible sign that peace has come to Angola are the trucks that have again begun winding between the country's far- flung towns and cities, along roads rarely passable during 27 years of civil war. Filled with flour, clothing, and other...
Growth Funds May Gain in Tilt versus Value
For more than three years now, value mutual funds have outperformed growth funds in their perpetual stock-market contest. But growth, some experts say, may be nearing a renaissance, as the economy gradually turns around. "It's definitely time to start...
Grudgingly, Farmers Take More Aid ; the Farm Bill Crafted Friday in Congress Offers Record Subsidies, but Few Fixes for an Ailing Agricultural Economy
Spring is the most hopeful season in agriculture. American farmers move into their fields to fertilize and plant. But this year, hope seems in short supply. Instead, a general gloom has set in across the Midwest. Low crop prices, increasing workloads,...
Gun-Bearing Faithful Not Resting on Laurels ; Charlton Heston Employs Toothy Grin - and a Snarl of Defiance - as Weapon of Choice before National Rifle Association Meeting
Charlton Heston raised an 1874 rifle over his head this weekend as if it were the staff he used to part the Red Sea in "The Ten Commandments." With his toothy grin and a snarl that sent thousands of fellow National Rifle Association (NRA) members into...
How Russia's Avant-Garde Reinvented the Book
Books are an intimate form of communication; they speak to one person at a time. The nature of the medium allows a narrative to unfold, page by page. In the early 20th century, a circle of Russian artists and intellectuals - the avant-garde - set out...
L.A.'S Darkest Days ; Ten Years Ago Today, the Worst Race Riot in US History Erupted in Los Angeles. Here, the Story Is Told in Three Diverse Lives
Late in the afternoon of April 29, 1992, a ruddy haze of smog was softly lit from above by cool, fading sunlight. As Mira Jang switched channels on her living-room TV, she realized that the city's signature layer of stagnant gauze would soon be harshly...
'Mayday' from New England's Coast ; the Atlantic Fishing Fleet Faces a New Wave of Rules May 1 Aimed at Boosting Fish Stocks Diminished by Overfishing. but Will They Finally Sink a Troubled Trade?
A blue sky hangs high above his boat. White-capped waves rush swiftly underneath. But John Welch, captain of the Lady Irene, gazes warily ahead, his feet propped up on the boat's helm. He cups his chin in his hand and listens soberly to weather reports...
Mr. Hu Goes to Washington
Hu Jintao, heir apparent to Chinese President Jiang Zemin, is going to Washington. The primary bone of contention in the visit, which begins Wednesday, is Taiwan. A number of recent developments have alarmed Beijing. In March, while at a conference in...
My Car, and My Son, Are Transformed
When I bought a little- used Honda Civic more than a year and a half ago, my son was still too young to drive. This hardly dampened his interest in helping me choose a replacement for the 1980 Datsun hatchback that had, I finally admitted, reached the...
New England's Case: Unique - and Typical
Many conservationists call New England fisheries among the most loosely managed in the US. They say the region's officials often fail to enact needed restrictions, putting fishermen above the fish.Unlike most regional management councils, critics point...
Post-Enron, Spirituality Gains
Call it a silver lining in the storm clouds of job loss and corporate meltdown hanging over the workplace. Or maybe it's more of a little halo: Workers are feeling freer nowadays to seek jobs that let them take their "whole selves" to work, allowing...
Praying with Erfurt, Germany ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Not long ago I was stranded for a few days, along with my traveling companions, in a mid-sized town in Germany. We were riding bicycles and taking barges across a swath of Europe from France across Germany and Austria and into Hungary. Our delay in Germany...
Reforming Fannie and Freddie
Fannie Mae and its smaller cousin, Freddie Mac, were both formed by Congress to help low-income and minority Americans buy homes. They've done that task well. But in the process, they've become the largest home-mortgage companies in the world. Many of...
Reluctant to Prosecute ; Dutch Officials Presented a Tight Case against the Killers of a Western Journalist, but Indonesia Won't Prosecute
They have a motive, a witness to the killing, and a mound of supporting evidence. Yet Indonesian prosecutors remain reluctant to bring the alleged murderers of Dutch journalist Sander Thoenes to trial. The failure to prosecute is at the center of a growing...
Reporters on the Job
* WITNESS CREDIBILITY: Reporter Dan Murphy says the key issue at stake in the dispute between UN investigators and Indonesia over the murder of former Monitor contributor Sander Thoenes is the credibility of an eyewitness to the murder, Domingus Amaral....
Russians Protest Unorthodox Revival ; the Roman Catholic Church's Expansion in Russia Triggered Orthodox Demonstrations Sunday
Hundreds of Orthodox believers joined hands in cities across Russia Sunday in a "day of protest and prayer" against the "aggressive and expansionist" Roman Catholic Church. Experts say the Kremlin, at least, may be listening. Within the past month, Russian...
The Other Black America
On the night of April 29, 1992, I was among the 1,500 people who packed the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles. The crowd was mostly black. Many men sported tailored business suits, ties, Yves Saint Laurent shirts, and Ferragamo...
UN Gambit: 'A Little Child Shall Lead Them' ; United Nations Launches an International Movement to Tap the Peacemaking Creativity of Young People
Krista Riley turns and reaches for Akello Betty Openy's hand. The two teenage girls, one Canadian the other Ugandan, smile, then slip easily through the crowd outside an auditorium at the United Nations. In a few minutes, they will stand onstage and...
USA
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Abdullah appeared ready to extend his US visit, in a sign of possible progress on a Middle East peace proposal. The delegation had been scheduled to leave Sunday, but was expected to leave today instead. The peace plan was...
Who Foots the Bill for Taxes Corporations Pay, Avoid?
Did you know that tax breaks for corporations exceed the amount of taxes they pay to Uncle Sam? Corporations will pay about $136 billion in federal taxes this fiscal year. But, according to a study by Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ), a Washington research...
World
Israel's Cabinet OK'd a US plan that would lift the siege of Yasser Arafat's West Bank compound. But it blocked a UN fact- finding team assigned to look into the clash earlier this month in Jenin, pending "further clarification of current issues." Israel...
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