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 June 2, 2003

Advertisers Slip into Spanish ; Sellers Find They Can Speak to a Latino Market of 32 Million in a Way That Also Appeals to a Full Spectrum of US Consumers
A few years ago, Pepsi-Cola began heavily promoting its new lemon- lime soda, Sierra Mist. Data had showed that Americans ranked lemon- lime behind only cola as their favorite soda flavor.But it was another statistic that piqued the soft-drink giant's...
African Food on Table at Summit ; US-Europe Divide over Trade Barriers and Gene-Modified Food Was Aired Sunday at G-8 Meeting
The sound of a hymn echoes across the sun-burned valley here. "Sikwe thembile baba, usigcne kwaba la," the women harmonize as they move rapidly through the field, pulling corn ears from dry, golden stalks. "We believe in God. He has brought us this far."It...
African Leaders Push West for More Aid in Return for Reform ; They Make Their Case in France This Week, While Togo's Election Sunday Highlights the Barriers to Progress
On the main eastern road into Lome, signs of support for Togo's opposition Union of Forces of Change were easy to spot last week. A young man cycled past with palm-tree fronds - the party's symbol - trailing behind him. More palm leaves were wrapped...
After Kosovo and East Timor, UN 'Man of Action' Heads to Iraq ; Sergio Vieira De Mello, the Newly Appointed UN Envoy to Iraq, Is Expected to Arrive in Baghdad Monday
In his first meeting with President Bush, Sergio Vieira de Mello in March made headlines when he scolded America for keeping some 650 alleged Taliban and Al Qaeda members at Guantanamo Bay in a "legal black hole," without formal charges.While acknowledging...
As Tax Plan Passes, Critics Blast GOP Priorities
When President Bush signed the new "jobs and growth" tax-cut bill with great fanfare at the White House last Wednesday, he devoted one sentence to the fact that earlier in the day he had signed legislation extending unemployment-insurance benefits for...
A Timely Extension of Unemployment Benefits
Q: I was laid off last November and I am about to collect my last unemployment check. Where do I stand on collecting extended unemployment benefits? I desperately need to collect since I am 60 years old and no one seems interested in hiring me. N.N.,...
Australia Gets Tough on Security ; the Country Swings Right under Conservative Leadership, and amid Terror Fears
When former President Ronald Reagan proposed his "Star Wars" defense plan in the early 1980s, Australia was one of the first US allies to oppose it.But things have changed. The conservative leader of this country, Prime Minister John Howard, has decided...
Australia, New Zealand Part Ways on Foreign Policy
Seen from a distance, the differences between Australia and its smaller neighbor, New Zealand, appear slight, even microscopic - like their two accents, which outsiders often have trouble differentiating.That was Peter Saunders's assumption, when he...
Bill Clinton Still Casts a Long Shadow ; He Provides Advice and a Blueprint for Democratic Candidates to Follow, but He Could Upstage Them, Too
He may not be able to seek another presidential term himself. But increasingly, it seems, Bill Clinton is becoming a force in the 2004 campaign.After being sidelined in 2000 by a vice president wanting to distance himself from his mentor's moral failings,...
Bonds from Select Overseas Markets Give Investors a Lift ; Seeking Higher Yields, They Rush to Invest in Developing Nations, despite the Potential Risks
The US stock market has been a big disappointment to investors for more than three years. At the same time, falling interest rates have cut the payments people receive from fixed-income investments. So many investors have turned to one of the few bright...
Bush's Key Role as a Summiteer ; His Handling of This Week's Road Map Talks on Middle East Will Set Tone for US Posture Post Iraq
The outcome of this week's Middle East summitry may hinge on the answer to this question: How hard does President Bush intend to push Israelis and Palestinians towards peace?Drawing up a road map for such a settlement, as the US has done, is the easier...
Despite War's End, Military Deaths a Growing Concern ; Accidents in Iraq - Even More Than Hostile Attacks - Account for Most US Military Fatalities, as They Do Globally
Even as US ground forces in Iraq face a fresh spate of enemy attacks, statistically they confront a bigger challenge that strikes when least expected: accidents.Since President Bush declared an end to major combat operations in Iraq on May 1, mishaps...
Elder Suicide: Are You Aware of It?
If you ever want to bring a discussion of serious health issues to a screeching halt, simply utter two words: elder suicide. I repeatedly experienced this when talking with fellow students and mental-health professionals during my years in graduate school...
FBI Usually Does Get Its Man, Even If Tardily ; Saturday's Capture of Eric Rudolph Offers a Lens on the Tools - and Twists - of Manhunts
Just about all of them get caught ... eventually. That may be a central lesson in Saturday's capture of FBI fugitive Eric Rudolph, suspected of masterminding four bombings - including the 1996 Centennial Park bombing in Atlanta - that killed two and...
Fear of Crime Holds Up US Effort to Disarm Iraq
It was about noon when a man slid into the back seat of Mohammed Abdul Razak's taxi and held a knife to his throat, while an accomplice jumped up front and put a gun to Mr. Razak's head."They said, 'Get out,'"the victim recalls. "I was scared for my...
Here's My Verdict on Serving Time in a Jury
Picture this: About 80 people with really bad attitudes in a large room, shouting into their cellphones. The room is painted gray and the carpet's gray, too. Styrofoam cups are clutched in the other hand of the cellphone users.It's a jury assembly room...
How the West Was Auctioned ; in New Tactic, Environmentalists in Arizona Try to Outbid Ranchers to Protect State Land
Cotton Basinger hooks a thumb into his belt, and gazes out over the cactus-and cottonwood-dotted valley where he has grazed cattle for 50 years. Like others in this rural, southern Arizona settlement of windmills, barbed-wire, and pickup trucks, he's...
In Iraq, Reverence for Ancient Tomb of a Jewish Prophet ; A Shiite Muslim Worships at the Tomb of Ezekiel, Harking Back to Iraq's Shared Heritage
The bearded worshiper moved slowly round the shrine in his bare feet, uttering Muslim prayers and pausing every few steps to bend his head and kiss the golden cloth that covered the holy tomb.The dome above him, though, bore the painted floral traces...
In the Pipeline ; What's New and Maybe Useful
Fresh fruit, out in the openMost everybody likes the idea of eating fruit. But once put into a refrigerator, those fresh apples, strawberries, and grapes can sometimes go unnoticed until after they've begun to compost.The Fruit Saver, from TechnoScout,...
Layoff Survivors Work Longer, Smarter ; Those Still on the Job Find That Maintaining a Positive Attitude Goes a Long Way after Co-Workers Are Let Go
William Smith has survived three rounds of company layoffs.For Mr. Smith, a customer-service specialist with Compaq/HP in Atlanta, that's been both good news and bad.The obvious upside is that Smith still has a paycheck. The bad news is that his department's...
Letters
US policy hinders progress in IranTalk in Washington of "regime change" in Iran, even when the results of our last one in Iraq are yet unclear, should be unsettling to Americans ("US weighs a tougher Iran stance," May 28). In both Saudi Arabia and Morocco,...
Plucky Confidence Marks Latest Crop of College Grads
Northeastern University senior Greg St. Plice in Boston doesn't have a job but he has a plan. Entering into one of the worst job markets in years, he is unfazed over pursuing his dream of acting. But as he angles to make it big time on the big screen,...
Remote Control
For the past 28 years, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has used its authority over the broadcast spectrum to prohibit television stations from owning a newspaper in the same city. Congress didn't want a single owner to dominate what citizens...
Reporters on the Job
* PEDAL TO THE METAL: Security in Iraq continues to be a pressing issue for correspondents and Iraqis alike. For Peter Ford (page 8), the most recent test came as he left Baghdad last week to head home via Jordan.The road to Amman, Peter notes, is infested...
The Hunt for 'Plan B' Careers
When Continental Airlines furloughed Dave Nease and hundreds of other pilots shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he sought refuge doing odd jobs for a golf club near his home in York, Pa. "Not for the money," says Mr. Nease, who collected unemployment...
The 'Local' in Local TV Is in Danger
You would think that the first thing the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) would do before rewriting the rules of media ownership in America, would be to find out how well the rules are working. But you'd be wrong.This data vacuum is especially...
Together, We Restore Forest and Family
After packing the rain-soaked black dirt around the 883rd pine tree, I stood up, hands bracing my back. Glancing west, I saw row after row of tiny pine and oak saplings decorating the field like variegated stitching on the border of a quilt. Tree planting...
Walk with Me, Sister and Brother ; Originally Published as an Editorial in the Christian Science Sentinel
We did 10 plays that summer at the Tanglewood Barn Theater in North Carolina, from "Ramshackle Inn" to "Anastasia." For the four of us who were apprentice actors, it was a wild ride of building sets, running light boards, assembling costumes, learning...
When Joblessness Persists ; How Millions of Americans Coping with Prolonged Unemployment Hang Tough, and Hold It Together
For the first three months he was out of work, Luis Vega avoided the networking scene. But when the electrical engineer hadn't been called for a single interview, he realized he was losing his conversational skills.Now, with his knees tucked under a...
Work & Money Briefs
State employees can sue for family leaveThe Supreme Court last week upheld the rights of state workers under a federal law guaranteeing time off to care for children or ailing relatives.By a 6-3 vote, the court ruled that state employees can sue in federal...

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