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 December 13, 2000

A Child's Love Goes the Distance
'I will miss you very much when you leave," I muttered to hide the catch in my voice. Thirty-month-old Andy leaned across my living- room rug and handed me a green, plastic suitcase no larger than a walnut and asked, "Will you come to visit?" "Of...
A Gift That Doesn't Come Tied with a Ribbon ; It's Both Timely and Timeless, and No One Will Return It for a Bigger Size
It is a gift many people long for but few ever ask for directly. It can't be boxed or wrapped or tied with a bow. Nor can it be bought or returned. Although it carries no price tag, it often holds great value and meaning - making it, in its quiet...
A Treaty to Counter Global Crime ; A UN Conference That Began Yesterday in Sicily Will Help National Forces Target Increasingly International Criminals
Elliott Ness is getting a makeover. More than 150 governments gathered in this traditional stronghold of the Sicilian Mafia yesterday, to sign a treaty bringing international law enforcement into the high-tech, high speed, globalized new century....
Civil War Battle Still Echoes - and Calls Forth Civic Pride ; First They Beat Back a Disney Theme Park. Now, Residents of a Virginia Town Are Depleting Their Nest Eggs to Preserve the Site of an 1862 Fight
The old Wilkins Farm up near Sudley Mountain is now almost impenetrably overgrown, a forlorn outpost of wood and scrub on the farthest fringes of suburbia. But Brad Bradshaw was willing to mortgage a good part of his future to buy it. After all,...
Connor Triumphs over the Gooze and Loses His Fear
My son, Connor, was terrified of the Gooze. Connor was four years old, and we were reading a children's book together when we first encountered this exotic creature. The main character of the story had just climbed into his submarine with a few friends...
End the TV Blackout in the Supreme Court
The election contest in Florida is the television story of the century (so far). We've watched days of courtroom proceedings and canvassing-board meetings with members holding ballots to the light to view dimpled or hanging chads. But, amazingly,...
Energy Crunch Adds to Deregulation Doubts ; the Crisis in California, a Leader in Lifting Government Controls, May Deter Other States
It's become an article of faith in American economics over the past 20 years that less government and more competition - also called "deregulation" - is a good thing. It's also becoming clear that the juggernaut of deregulation may have met its...
Enter the Era of the $49,000 at Bat ; Alex Rodriguez's $252 Million Baseball Deal Spotlights Imbalance between Rich and Poorer Teams
It took exactly two days for pitcher Mike Hampton's blockbuster $121 million deal to become chump change. The Colorado Rockies had put together what looked like an astounding offer: $15 million a year for eight years. When pen was put to paper, it...
Future Christmas Gift: A 'Spintronic' PC? ; by Exploiting an Electron's Spin - Not Just Its Charge - Scientists May Soon Create a Class of Superelectronics
Since the days of Edison, the wired world has been carried on the shoulders of the humble electron and the charge it carries. Every electronic device - from Gameboys to iMacs - is powered by the flow of the negatively charged particle. But now, scientists...
How Swede It Is ; A Christmas Celebration That's Equal Parts Food and Fun
The Christmas season in Sweden is a six-week-long extravaganza, beginning in late November with the first Sunday in Advent and ending Jan. 13, Knut's Day, when the Christmas tree is ceremoniously removed. But the culinary high point is Dec. 24, when...
Justice vs. Preventing Terrorism ; as Evidence Piles Up in the Cole Bombing, US Officials Weigh the Two Competing Goals
Two months after the suicide bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen, investigators say they are narrowing their probe, and that several leads point in the direction of Osama bin Laden, the Saudi exile living in Afghanistan. But the question of how to respond...
Latin America's Murky Arms Trade ; Investigators Suspect Vladimiro Montesinos's Swiss Accounts Are Loaded with Money from Illegal Deals
Investigations into Peru's fugitive former spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos - the mysterious power behind the 10-year regime of former President Alberto Fujimori - are like a window opening onto the world of shady arms sales. Peruvian investigators,...
Nice Try in Europe
Europe has watched with furrowed brow as the United States slogs its way through a divisive presidential election, trying to keep its union together court by court and chad by chad. Now, after a four-day European Union summit, it's the Americans'...
Pakistani Military Government's Credibility in Limbo ; Ousted Prime Minister Sharif's Exile Leaves Many Pakistanis Frustrated over the Decision to Set Him Free
With former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's exile to Saudi Arabia Sunday, political analysts are saying that Pakistan's military government is certain to face intensifying demands from the public in the coming weeks for a transfer of power to civilians....
Pass the Herring, Skip the Lutefisk
The creche was the first clue. It was always reverently placed center stage on the dining room table between the pickled herring and the Swedish meatballs. Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus were in residence, of course, but strewn along the manger's...
Reporting from Chechnya? Take Your ATM Card
The price of getting a story often makes journalists inveterate hagglers. Our skills are honed almost daily with taxi drivers, and local guides routinely demand exorbitant fees for safe passage through bandit- or guerrilla-held territory. But a...
The Corner Office - an Outdated Ambition?
What makes a good office? Walls and a door, a window, and privacy? Or openness and easy proximity to colleagues, offering camaraderie and togetherness? It is a question echoing through the corridors of corporate America these days as office planners...
The Days When Lionel Trains Ruled the Rails at Christmas
Nowadays, a different toy zips to the top of the popularity polls before the holidays each year - Furby, Tickle Me Elmo, Sony PlayStation. But it was different in the first half of the 20th century. Then, practically every little boy longed for an electric...
Two Easy Ways to Reform Elections
If George W. Bush ultimately wins the White House, as now appears likely, then Bill Clinton's famous 1992 election mantra - "It's the economy, stupid" - will turn out to be off the mark this year. We're in the midst of the longest economic expansion...
UN Takes a Small Step toward Justice in East Timor ; the United Nations on Monday Indicted 11 Men for War Crimes in East Timor
A United Nations prosecutor in East Timor indicted 11 men Monday for crimes against humanity in what promises to be a first step on a long and contentious road to justice. Among the accused is Lt. Sayful Anwar, a deputy commander of Indonesia's feared...
USA
As the apparent deadline loomed for finalizing Florida's delegates to the Electoral College, the US Supreme Court was pondering its ruling in the Bush-Gore case, while the state's Legislature continued to prepare its own slate of electors. The high...
What the Drug War Needs
Doug Bandow of the Cato Institute and former special assistant to Ronald Reagan has written a most sensible opinion piece on drug prohibition ("The Robert Downey Jr. problem," Dec. 11). It takes moral courage to stand up against a policy was falsely...
Wingtip to Wingtip in the Middle East ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
The geese flew in formation, skimming Lake Michigan a scant foot above the water, reflected perfectly in early morning light. The grace, agility, and strength they expressed lifted my spirits. The beauty of their ensemble was greater than any one...
World
A secret, but high-level, meeting aimed at reviving peace negotiations was held Sunday night in Jerusalem between Israelis and Palestinians, both sides confirmed. The negotiations were suspended indefinitely by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak in...
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