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 October 1, 2002

Around Afghanistan in 80 Bumpy Hours ; an Afghan Road Trip Offers Plenty of Opportunities to Meet with Locals, but Don't Expect Paved Highways
Our journey began at dawn in Kabul as we broke through the bustle of kebab carts and headed past farmers wearing plexiglass face shields, probing the parched earth for land mines.We rode north toward the Panjshir Valley and passed truckloads of crated...
As Profits Go Down, Workers Dress Up
Every revolution has its backlash. And so it is with "business casual" - a movement that began in the 1980s with "dress-down Fridays" and gained speed in the mid-'90s, as dotcoms launched the reign of Dockers and flip-flops, and sent the white-collar...
A Tribute from a High School 'Thug'
In an age of despair over the state of public education, Mark Edmundson's memoir serves as a testimony to the magic that can occur - even in the least inspired of school settings - when the right teacher meets a receptive student.At the moment Mr. Edmundson...
Bans on Ex-Con Voting Reviewed ; Eighty Percent of Americans Want to Let Freed Felons Vote. Thirteen States Disagree
When Thomas Johnson moved from New York City in 1996 to start a prison aftercare ministry in Gainesville, Fla., he received critical support from several local elected officials. So, when election time rolled around, Mr. Johnson wanted to express his...
Blessing Others - and a Lesson from Dark Times ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Maria Rimkus, a young German in the 1940s, couldn't reconcile with her Christian faith the treatment that the Jews were receiving in Nazi Germany, and she decided to act. She brought food to the forced laborers working for a pharmaceutical factory in...
Comparative American Dynasties
I haven't seen it noted and it's probably arcane information of interest only to members of the hot-stove league of political observers who are always talking politics. But it's time someone mentioned that, should the president be reelected, the Bushes...
Condition Critical as African Doctors Head Overseas ; Britain Plans to Bring in Doctors from South Africa to Help Alleviate Hospital Waiting Lists
Sikiniwe Khumalo tends to 40 patients during a single shift as a nurse at the Helen Joseph Hospital here. That's too many, she says, for her to offer more than basic medical care, and certainly too many to remember all their names.Mrs. Khumalo's workload...
Czech Roma See Discrimination Begin to Ebb ; New Antiracism Efforts, Mixed Housing, and Recent Court Decisions Signal Change
Being accepted into the law faculty of prestigious Charles University is a formidable achievement for anyone in the Czech Republic. For Jaroslav Drobek and two other Romany students who will begin classes later this month, it is revolutionary.Only a...
Delicious History
Imagine a year of lunches without a single potato chip, apple slice, or carrot stick. No French fries, no ketchup, no tacos. And forget about corn flakes for breakfast, too. That's the kind of menu you'd be facing if enterprising humans hadn't discovered,...
Exercising the Right to Not Remain Silent
As a resident alien, high school student Olga Nunez doesn't like the contents of the letter she's reading one bit."Your name was brought to our attention because, among other things, you came to Michigan on a visa from a country where there are groups...
Iraq's Way: Pledge and Retreat ; by Meeting with UN Arms Experts, Iraq Hopes to Divide the Security Council
Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is playing classic bob-and-weave diplomacy as he attempts to avoid or delay UN Security Council action against him.By first saying that UN weapons inspectors could return with no preconditions, and then rejecting any new UN...
Labor's Muscle on Pacific Docks ; Work Stoppage in the West Could Cost $1 Billion a Day
Few unions can cause this kind of a ruckus anymore.Forty years ago, it was the steelworkers, roiling President Kennedy and national inflation when they called for a rise in steel prices. At the turn of the century, it was a coal miners' strike, testing...
Letters
Environmental activists often misrepresentedRegarding your Sept. 26 article "In US, a rise of violent environmental tactics": I was extremely disappointed by the implication that animal-rights activists are the same as environmental activists. There...
'Mack' Trucks into High Schools to Pitch Technical Careers
Last week, a 53-foot tractor-trailer rolled up to the curb outside the public high school in Cambridge, Mass. Mack Trucks Inc.'s museum on wheels was visiting the latest stop on a national high school tour designed to sell students on technical careers....
Middle Earth or Middle School?
This is the story I'm constantly told by media, well-meaning friends, and bestselling experts: My kids have just entered uncharted territory, filled with dark secrets and battles for power and glorious alliances. Groups, factions, mysterious happenings,...
New Models for Higher Education ; Report Points to Poorly Trained Grads, Sagging Completion Rates, and Low Expectations in Its Call for an Overhaul
The future of higher education arrived without fanfare for Kimberly McClish during her freshman orientation last fall, when she was handed a laminated notebook divider.On it were the "Principles of Undergraduate Learning" - a reminder of what her life...
On Main Street, Economy Edges out Iraq ; Some Republicans Worry That Voter Anxiety Could Hurt Them on Election Day
While Washington is fixing on the prospect of war with Iraq, voters are getting more anxious about the economy - a shift that's worrisome to some GOP candidates in close races.A new public-opinion poll, released yesterday, shows that the economy and...
Slack Economy Jams Campuses ; A Baby Boom 'Echo' and Scarce Job Openings Have Sent College Enrollment Soaring. Schools Are Straining to Keep Up
The University of Houston seniors sit on a bench outside the student center, eating Trix from a Ziploc bag and watching the crush of humanity. This year, there's even more humanity to see: Here, and across the US, campuses are experiencing record enrollments...
To Israel, Arafat a Necessary Evil ; A 10-Day Siege of Yasser Arafat's Compound Ended This Week, Leaving the Palestinian Leader in Power
Judging from the heaps of rubble that used to be the nerve center of the Palestinian Authority, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has narrowly escaped the rubbish bin of history.But endangering Mr. Arafat is one thing. Killing or exiling him in the face...