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 30, 2002

Arafat's Freedom: A Win-Win ; Israel Releases PA Leader, but Gains US Involvement and Blocks UN Inquiry
Yasser Arafat is expected to emerge from the rubble of his Ramallah headquarters this week victorious, at least, for having survived a month-long Israeli siege. But Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is also a victor. In exchange for agreeing to set...
For Bush, a Bigger Personal Role in Mideast ; His Interactions with Sharon and Abdullah Show a Deeper Diplomatic Involvement
President Bush, a reluctant diplomat, now seems to be fully engaging the personal prestige of his office in the Middle East crisis. After directly receiving Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah's blunt appraisal of faltering American credibility in the Arab region...
Grieving Germany Asks: Why? ; A Fatal School Shooting Spree Friday Prompts Calls for Tighter Controls on Guns and Video Games
After a school shooting rampage that left 17 people dead, Germany is coming to the realization that school violence is not just a US phenomenon. In a country accustomed to low crime rates and prohibitive gun laws, Friday's murderous spree at Gutenberg...
Have Compass, Will Volunteer to Track Rare Animals
The beeps on the radio receiver were coming in loud and clear. Something was very close. I turned down the volume, stood still, and patiently scanned the scrub landscape. Soon the scuffling of dry leaves close to my feet gave the game away. "Jett" was...
How Your Garden Could Grow ; YOU Will NEED a GROWN-UP's PERMISSION (AND His or Her Willing COOPERATION) FOR THESE PROJECTS, but Wouldn't It Be Cool to 'Grow' a House? or Harvest Giant Vegetables?
You will need a grown-up's permission (and his or her willing cooperation) for these projects, but wouldn't it be cool to 'grow' a house? or harvest giant vegetables? Sharon Lovejoy knows that the way most adults garden isn't much fun for kids. She quotes...
In Drought, a City's Uber-Plumbers Plug Leaks
Meet George Kunkel Jr., Philadelphia's king of leaky pipes. We're not talking daily drips here, or even the toilet that won't stop running. Mr. Kunkel is after the real thing: Rosie the Riveter- era water mains that have finally cracked under the pressure...
In London: Art beyond the Tate ; Galleries with Ambience and Intimacy Beckon Visitors after They've Hit the Popular Museum of Modern Art
Like eager sardines, my sister and I spilled out of the elevator at the hugely popular Tate Modern, joined by schools of fellow modern-art lovers. Rather than face daunting lines at the cafe, we had to split a bag of chocolate-covered raisins for lunch....
Lebanon's Restive Refugees Alarm Hosts ; Recent Unclaimed Attacks into Northern Israel Are Linked to Palestinians Eager to Join the Fight
Young Palestinian men in Lebanese refugee camps, fired up by 24- hour television reports of the raging conflict in the West Bank and Gaza, are clamoring to be allowed to join in the battle. And a recent flurry of attacks by Palestinian militants across...
Local Cops and Visa-Violators ; Problems in Deputizing Police in War on Terrorism
LOCAL and state police currently cannot arrest illegal immigrants in most instances, based on a 1996 legal opinion by the US Department of Justice. The job of nabbing some 8 million such migrants has been left to just 2,000 special agents of the US Immigration...
Man 'Most Wanted' in Indonesia ; First in a Series on Three Muslim Clerics Promoting Jihad in Southeast Asia
Jakarta, Indonesia - Just after 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve 2000, Riduan Isamuddin's coming-out party started with a bang. And another, and another. The explosions were placed and timed for maximum effect: just as thousands of Indonesians arrived for church services....
Mayoral Duty No. 1: Teach History
When a strip club's opening sparked fierce protests in this residential community, teacher Gregory Salcido used it to introduce his El Rancho High School history classes to the Bill of Rights. When it was time to cover World War II, Mr. Salcido drew parallels...
More Wise Words from Jimmy Carter
JIMMY CARTER, who moved the Mideast peace process dramatically forward at Camp David when he was president, now is urging the United States to take "more forceful action for peace" to bring the Israelis and Palestinians together. Specifically, he argues...
Our Neglected Wealth
For a preview of the next big turn of the political wheel, we might consider a drama that is unfolding in the realm of computers and the World Wide Web. For years, tech gurus touted the Web as a new frontier of freedom. Yet something very different has...
Pakistan's Democracy Put to Test ; If Victorious in Today's Referendum, President Pervez Musharraf Will Secure Five More Years in Power
Pakistani strongman President Pervez Musharraf appears set to win today's national referendum, paving his way to return the country to democracy - under military tutelage - after the promised elections this fall. In a weekend verdict, the country's Supreme...
PREpared for Success ; Wider Access to Preschool Will Help More Kids Succeed in Later Grades, According to a Growing Chorus of Advocates
Tucked in among fast-food joints and dime stores in a suburban strip mall, Kids in Action would hardly seem a standard-bearer for the future of child care. Most of the workers have only a high school education, if that. Children can go outside to play...
Senate Faces Fiercest Fight: Cloning ; as Capitol Hill Weighs a Historic Cloning Bill, Advocates Fire Fervent Ads, and Some Liberals Ally with Christian Right
The Senate is gearing up for a historic decision on human-embryo cloning that could affect everything from medical research to how the sanctity of human life is defined - and which party controls Capitol Hill in 2003. It is one of the most emotional...
Students' Business Degrees Pack New Surprise: Poetry
Tarek Salem had quite a shock in his first semester at Babson College. Mr. Salem had left Egypt to pursue a master's degree at the prestigious business school in Wellesley, Mass. But no one had told him that in addition to crunching numbers, he would...
Walking a Modern Mile - or Two - along the Thames
If you find yourself with just a couple of days in London, consider exploring the south bank along the Thames - or what has been dubbed "the millennium mile." It is London's best effort to put a tourist's foot in the 21st century. The mile (actually,...
Where Literary Greats Once Trod
The Boston area is known for its history - Paul Revere, the shot heard 'round the world, and that famous tea party, for starters. But Boston also has more than 200 years of literary history to tell. Founded in 1630, the city became a hub of creativity...
Why Lindbergh's Spirit Endures, 75 Years on ; as His Grandson Re-Creates His Historic Flight 75 Years Later, Charles Lindbergh's Legacy Still Enthralls America
The crowd at Spirit of St. Louis airport roared as the young Lindbergh, flying solo in a single engine plane, lifted off the runway into a misty, leaden sky. The noisy crowd here on a recent weekend didn't seem to mind that the pilot's first name was...
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