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 May 16, 2003

Argentines Hope New Leader Brings Stability ; Nestor Kirchner, Governor of Santa Cruz, Becomes President on May 25
Nothing comes easy in Argentina these days. Even holding a simple election.This Sunday's vote was supposed to put to rest 18 months of turmoil that saw five different presidents, massive debt default, a bank freeze, soaring unemployment, and sharp increases...
Before the Beatles: The Original British Invasion
Imagine what it was like for a teenage French artist just starting to paint in 1815.Napoleon had fallen. France was "a defeated nation" and in a state of "economic disaster." And "the principal of the French school of painting" - the strictly classical,...
'Belgian Malcolm X' Seeks Office ; Even as Europe's Islamic Population Rises, Many Muslims Feel Marginalized and Uncertain of Their Place in European Society
Editor's Note: First in a two-part series: To Be Muslim in Europe. On Monday, a profile of a more moderate leader.To his supporters, Dyab Abou Jahjah is a hero, a champion of Europe's Muslim immigrant underclass.But to many Belgians, the young, Lebanese-born...
Beyond Jayson: It's Little Errors That Hurt Media
If you rely on The Christian Science Monitor for all your news, you could be forgiven for thinking that Mark Warner is the governor of New Mexico, or that Missouri's state budget deficit is $18 billion - the same size as its whole budget - instead of...
Blasts Force Saudi Hand ; the Bombings This Week in Saudi Arabia Are Driving Washington and Riyadh Both Together - and Apart
This week's bombings of compounds in Riyadh symbolizing the American footprint on Saudi soil have ripped through the Saudi- American relationship like a calamity in the family.Just as different families respond differently to shocks, it is not yet clear...
Democrats' Early Focus: Healthcare ; with Kerry Expected to Release a Plan Friday, Candidates Wrangle over Translating the Issue to Votes
The Democratic presidential race is converging around an issue that has long been a mainstay of Democratic primary campaigns, but which is so far proving nearly as divisive as the Iraq war: universal healthcare.A decade after the collapse of President...
Europe Balks at Reforms Pushing Retirement Age Back ; Demonstrators in France and Austria This Week Protested Government Efforts to Make Taxpayers Contribute More by Staying in the Workforce Longer
Anthony Kilner had big retirement plans. After working hard and saving prudently for 3-1/2 decades, he wanted to devote more time to golf, his granddaughter, and his garden. He even thought about buying a vacation home in Florida.Little did he suspect...
For Artists Only ; MacDowell, the Oldest Artists' Colony in the US, Gives Some 200 People a Year Room, Board, and a Quiet Place to Think
No question about it: The MacDowell Colony loves its "colonists," who come to the New Hampshire woods to block out all distractions and produce their best art.Each is given room and board, along with a studio to work in at no charge. Most of the grateful...
Gambling - Odds Are, You're a Loser
If the water level in the artificial lake outside the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas seems higher than normal lately, it's probably from all the tears being shed by casino officials after William Bennett announced that his gambling days are officially over.Like...
In Baghdad, a Surge in Homicides ; the City's Morgue Has Seen a 60 Percent Rise in Gunshot Killings over the Past 10 Days
Hamid Turki winced as the emergency-room doctor inspected a wound in his hip. Under the glare of neon lights, his face was pale.Mr. Turki was the eighth gunshot victim Mohammed Nouri had seen by midnight Wednesday at the Al Kindi Hospital in central...
Letters
US can't split EuropeRegarding the May 12 article "Europe considers its alliances": It should be remembered that Chancellor Gerhard Schroder was reelected on a program with a central idea: No war in Iraq. So far, Mr. Schroder has not deviated from this...
Movie Guide
NEW RELEASESDown With Love (PG-13)Director: Peyton Reed. With Renee Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, David Hyde Pierce, Tony Randall. (96 min.)Sterritt * See full review.Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary (Not rated)Director: Guy Maddin. With Zhang Wei-Qiang,...
Nannies Get New Rights in N.Y.C. Measure ; First-in-Nation Law, Approved by City Council, Would Affect Pay and Benefits
Many New Yorkers could not survive without their nannies - those child-loving, cradle-rocking, near members of the family. But now that relationship has another dimension added to it: demands for adequate pay and at least enough time off for the occasional...
NYT: Do You Now, or Have You Ever, Existed?
The scandal over fabricated stories by New York Times reporter Jayson Blair continues to develop. Media critics who called for the resignation of Mr. Blair's senior editors were stunned to learn yesterday that the Times has no senior editors.When reporters...
Out of Limelight, Environment Resonates as an Issue ; Bush and the GOP Could Lose Key Swing Votes on Issues Such as Oil, Global Warming. Some Republicans Stake out 'Greener' Positions
In a recent memo to elected GOP leaders, Republican pollster Frank Luntz wrote, "The environment is probably the single issue on which Republicans in general - and President Bush in particular - are most vulnerable."Why the concern?Poll after poll shows...
Pencils That Didn't Erase and Chains That Grew
It was 85 good years ago, pretty much on the mark, and my father spent four cents for an indelible lead pencil. Will you believe me that 85 years ago Boston had a store of considerable size and success that sold nothing but lead pencils? It was near...
Putin Battles Political Fallout of Chechnya Fight ; Suicide Attacks against the Pro-Russian Government of Chechnya Claimed a Total of 75 Lives This Week
Resurgent violence in Russia's breakaway region of Chechnya, which has seen two devastating suicide bombings this week, is likely to cast a cloud over President Vladimir Putin's annual State of the Nation report to parliament Friday.For Mr. Putin, who...
Ready for a Neo World Order? ; like Its Predecessor, It's a Hugely Ambitious Picture, Telling a Complicated Story with Nonstop Visual Energy and Enough Computer- Generated Effects to Blur the Boundaries between the Movie You're Watching and the Virtual-Reality Matrix It's About
"The Matrix" was one of those unusual movies to become both a big mainstream success and an instant cult classic, earning big profits in its initial run and continuing to tantalize its more obsessive fans over the subsequent four years."Matrix" cultists...
Reporters on the Job
* MOONLIGHTING SURGEON: The Monitor's Peter Ford arrived at the Al Kindi hospital at 10 p.m. Wednesday and stayed until 8:30 a.m. the next day before going back to his hotel to write today's story on disorder in Baghdad. But he says his Iraqi interpreter...
Retro Romance without the Flair
As a concept, "Down With Love" sounds almost too good to be true.Take a couple of thoroughly modern stars like Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor, deck them out in nifty clothes, and plop them into ritzy apartments.Best of all, wrap them in a comic love...
Searching for Next Seinfeld
Casting director Penny Perry was recently auditioning actors for an HBO project, when one began to spin out of control."He picked me up and started slamming me against the wall," she says. None of her assistants knew what to do, Ms. Perry says with a...
The Winner, and Still Champion ; Put Persistence in the Ring with Good Looks, Talent, Brains, or Privilege, and Persistence Wins Every Time
Persistence is the heavyweight champion of the world! Put persistence in the ring with good looks, talent, brains, privilege, or any of the others, and persistence wins out every time.The first good example of this for me was after a short-term summer...
The Worst Subversion of Journalism
"I lied to the people who were my co-workers and cared about me. I lied to my family. I lied to my editors. I lied to all of the readers, and I lied to the people I was writing about."That was Stephen Glass last week, spiritedly recounting in a "60 Minutes"...
This Is Your Parents' Rock 'N' Roll ; Teens and Their Parents Find Common Ground in an Unlikely Segment of Pop Culture - Music
Mom and Dad's music, once potentially embarrassing to the hip young adult, may now be cool. That is, if Mom and Dad listen to classic rockers such as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and Pink Floyd - or even newer pop stars such as Michelle Branch, Dido,...
Those Improbable, Impenetrable Ducks
Never mind that American television audiences by the multitudes will ignore tonight's hockey playoff game between the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and the Minnesota Wild. Hockey is the icebound pariah of the TV markets in the United States.That is a pity. The...
Tough Choices on Mean Streets of Baghdad ; Many US Troops Say a Shoot-to-Kill Policy for Looters Could Backfire on Efforts to Restore Order. Some Note That the Worst of Looting May Have Already Passed
US military officials have never seen anything quite like it: hundreds of men, women, and children swarming into government buildings to pry loose anything that might have value.As one military officer put it, "They are just like locusts. They swarm...
What's on TV ; SHOWS FOR MAY 17-23
Sunday 5/18Hitler: The Rise of Evil (CBS, 9-11, continues May 20, 9-11 p.m.): It raised a ruckus when the subject was first announced. Nobody thought CBS could handle the childhood of the most monstrous Western figure of the 20th century. There were...
Wrapped Up in Love ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
"Now remember, son, you're wrapped up in Love!" My wife was finishing her telephone conversation with our son, who was to be shipped out to Iraq in the morning.All of us with loved ones who are serving their country abroad, possibly in harm's way, have...

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