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 August 28, 2002

Add Some Jamaican Spice to Your Grill
It's his day off, and Mark Clayton has replaced his chef's whites and toque with shorts, a T-shirt, and a baseball cap. But he's no less interested in talking about his passion. Relaxing on the deck of the "Atabyerra" schooner in clear turquoise waters...
A Tussle over Who Can Legally Declare War ; Cheney Reasserts Presidential Right to Attack Iraq, without New Vote by Congress
As the White House steps up the making of its case for toppling Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, it will argue the United States has what might be called residual authorization.The idea is there's a leftover "go" from the Gulf War and from congressional...
Back-to-School Shopping Fits Both Mom and Daughter
"How did the school clothes shopping go?" my friend asked. Apparently this was only a rhetorical question. Since she's raising teenagers herself, surely she knew how the clothes shopping had played out. "Mine was a nightmare," she admitted, as though...
Baseball-Crazed Japan Rues Brawn Drain
To listen to fans at the Tokyo Dome, you would think the sword of Damocles was hanging over one of the world's most powerful sporting institutions: the Yomiuri Giants baseball club.The sell-out crowd of 55,000 ought to have been relishing the near certainty...
Beating the Co-Worker Blues ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
I'd met her the summer before. We were both interns at a publishing company, though we worked in different departments. But we'd had occasion to interact at various points during the summer.She had been, in my opinion, unfriendly. I found her hard to...
Belatedly, Japan Admits Use of Germ Warfare ; Tuesday, Judges Confirmed Biological Attacks on China in WWII but Denied Compensation
A Tokyo court acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that Japan had used germs as weapons before and during World War II, slaughtering thousands of Chinese civilians.But, to the fury of many of the victims and their families, the court rejected claims...
Bush Remains Popular but His Coattails Are Tucked in ; His Approval Ratings Hover in the Historically High Mid-60s, but It Likely Won't Help Republicans in Fall's Elections
As President Bush heads into the final days of his summer vacation, he can boast that he's visited both Mount Rushmore and the Iowa State Fair.But when it comes to the primary purpose of those trips - bolstering his own standing and that of Republican...
Canadian Model of Healthcare Ails ; Report Ranks Canada's State-Funded System near the Bottom among Industrial Nations
When Bill Clinton attempted to reform US healthcare in 1994, his administration often touted Canada's publicly funded, universal access system as a model to be emulated. As it turns out, the Canadian system may be crumbling under its own weight.Despite...
Canines to the Rescue! ; after Earthquakes or Disasters Such as the World Trade Center, Volunteer Teams of Highly Trained Dogs and Their Handlers Are Quick to Respond with Help
It's a gray and drizzly Saturday afternoon, and a feisty yellow Labrador retriever named Ranger is standing atop a pile of rubble near a small airport in Beverly, Mass., barking wildly. Although he may look like a junkyard dog at the moment, Ranger is...
Friendliness Cooks Up around the Grill
Summer officially ends Sept. 22, but for many people it closes when the grill cools down after the Labor Day cookout. (See page 14.) The neighborliness of summer seems to fade as the briquettes do. We leave behind the picnics and go back to our indoor...
Israel's Old Left Finds a New Voice ; Haifa Mayor Amram Mitzna Declared His Labor Party Candidacy for Israeli Prime Minister This Month
With his reserved manner, soporific speaking style, and lack of experience in national affairs, Amram Mitzna seems like an unlikely person to charge up Israeli politics.But analysts say the rapid rise of the tall, angular mayor of Haifa to the status...
Learning from 9/11 for Future Crises ; by the Time a Bevy of Reports Are Completed, 9/11 Will Be One of the Most Intensely Studied Disasters in US
Two days after the attacks on the World Trade Center, James Kendra and four others from the University of Delaware's Disaster Research Center were headed to New York to study how it would respond to its greatest crisis ever.They quickly obtained access...
Letters
Too many restraints on teachersRegarding your Aug. 26 article "As standards rise, too few teachers": An important point has been missed. These very standards are one of the reasons teachers leave the profession. A standards- based, test-driven curriculum...
Making 'Deadbeat' Parents a Thing of the Past
Every few years, with great fanfare, the government stages a modern-day roundup reminiscent of the old West. "Most Wanted" lists go up, and posses of federal agents fan out across the nation in hot pursuit of the "worst of the worst" offenders.These...
Melting-Pot Cities Try New Police Tactics ; Houston Cops Defy Convention to Solve Crime in Growing Immigrant Communities
By the time Officer Thong Nguyen arrived at the Vietnamese restaurant where three immigrants were shot to death by the owner last month, most of the witnesses had fled. Their bowls of noodle soup were still steaming, their spring rolls half eaten.Officer...
Moviemakers versus the Clean-Flicks Revolt
When a little Utah mom-and-pop video store snipped the Kate Winslet nude scene out of the "Titanic" movie a few years ago, it didn't know what it was starting. That act caught the interest of many video-renters in Utah, a conservative state with a large...
My Daughter's (and My) Rite of Passage
Hilary, my 17-year-old daughter, has flown to another country - and so have I. She walked jauntily down the ramp and on to her plane to Spain last week, scarcely looking back over her shoulder as we watched from the busy terminal.I, too, was boarding...
Other Middle East Targets?
People in Syria and Lebanon are wondering if they, in addition to Iraq, may be targets in America's and Israel's "war on terrorism."The chorus of European and Middle East opposition to President Bush's proposed regime-changing strike against Saddam Hussein's...
Reporters on the Job
* AN EMERGING POLITICIAN: Reporter Ben Lynfield first took notice of the rising Israeli politician Amram Mitzna (this page) when he read a newspaper article during the first intifada profiling him as Israel's West Bank commander. "I remember it well...
Sharing the War Burden
The Bush administration may be correct, in a technical sense, that a standing congressional authorization left over from the Gulf War permits it to wage war on Iraq. Yet even with that, along with its reading of Constitutional tea leaves over "who decides...
Signs That US Economy May Avert a 'Double Dip' ; Consumer Confidence Dips, but Big-Ticket Goods Sell Briskly and Stock Prices Recover
For months the economy has had some kind of cloud hanging over it.The stock market was in the dumps, red-faced corporate executives were in hiding, and consumers - watching all this unfold - were starting to wonder about the future. The economic talk...
The Simple Secrets of Grilling Success
For first-class grilling, you need just three essential items, says master griller Chris Schlesinger: a pair of long-handled tongs, a wire brush, and your favorite beverage.It's not that Mr. Schlesinger, coauthor of "Let the Flames Begin" (Norton, $30),...
Touring Oregon's Coast to Learn More about My Mother
Like other retirees in motor homes, my mother was a summer vagabond who escaped the Arizona desert for an annual trek with my father along the Oregon coast. I remember her talking with delight about the resident pod of whales in Depoe Bay, and the quiet...

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