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 22, 2002

Al Qaeda's Capabilities May Be Growing ; Recent Bombings Hint at a Deeper Hazard: Terror Ideology Is Luring New Converts
The only way to permanently defuse Al Qaeda's threat to the US may be to make the group's ideology seem less legitimate to recruits - the radically discontented of the Islamic world.That's the consensus of a range of US experts in the wake of an apparent...
Ancient 'Bone Box' May Be Earliest Link to Jesus ; A Carving on a Newly Found Artifact Refers to Jesus, James, and Joseph. but Is It Authentic?
A newly discovered ancient limestone box with a flowing Aramaic inscription could include the earliest mention of Jesus outside the Bible - and may turn out to be the most-dazzling archaeological discovery in decades.The rough-hewn object - about the...
As Teens' Prospects Rise, Pregnancies Fall ; Adolescents Are Having Less Sex, in Part Because a Few Programs Are Looking to Develop Students' Potential
When Ashanta Abraham got to high school in Harlem, she discovered that to be hip required more than slick clothes."If you wasn't having sex and you wasn't pregnant, you wasn't in style," she says.But she was determined not to be a pregnancy statistic...
Building Defenses of Peace
Armed with a resolution from the US Congress authorizing him to go to war with Iraq, President Bush has been winching up the pressure on the United Nations. In effect, he wants the UN collectively to pull the trigger on the American gun, now that Congress...
Bush: King of Political Cash Flow
On a typical day, George W. Bush's schedule looks something like this: 9:20 a.m. departs White House. Attends 2002 Georgia Unit Luncheon. Remarks on education at elementary school in Florida. Remarks via satellite to the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce...
Carter Deserves Praise beyond the Nobel Prize
When historians, polled by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., rated Jimmy Carter in the "lower middle" of our presidents through the years, I, demurred. That was in 1996. Since then Mr. Carter's standing among historians has not risen, and I continue to believe...
From Kabul to a US Campus
In the short term, freedom can be as simple as venturing outside at 11 p.m. for the very first time, or ordering pizza just the way they like it. But for five young Afghan women who started their studies in the United States this fall, freedom for their...
Germany: Schools That Divide ; Early on, Students Are Steered toward University or Less-Skilled Jobs. but Germany's Low Ranking in an International Comparison Suggests This Tradition May Be Outdated
It's a balmy fall day at the Helmholtz Gymnasium, and ninth- graders Mara Milbredt and Sasha Konjkav are discussing race relations in California, using Gloria Miklowitz's "The War Between the Classes" as a text. They and their classmates are engaged,...
Jailbirds Fly Free in Iraq ; Tens of Thousands of Iraqi Prisoners Were Released from Custody This Week by the Regime of Saddam Hussein
Without even a single one of its nearly 500 prisoners in residence, Section 5 seems impossibly overcrowded. Sweat-stained mattresses, spilled food, and upended metal chests clutter the scant floorspace. Bunk beds line every room and the section's central...
Letters
A brazen North Korea doesn't fear the USIn response to your Oct. 18 article "North Korea: What now?": The most frightening aspect of North Korea's breach of an antinuclear treaty is not that a Communist dictatorship is developing nuclear weapons, but...
Once Diverse, Kashmir Is Now Valley of Muslims
Javed's parents always talk about what Kashmir used to be - a land where Hindus and Muslims were friends, celebrated holidays and weddings together, ate each other's food.But Javed, a high school student here, says his parents might as well be describing...
S. America's Era of 'Civil Coups' ; Venezuelans Held the Third General Strike of the Year Monday, Calling for President Chavez's Resignation
Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo made headlines throughout Latin America last week when he expressed concern about the future of his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chavez.Public demonstrations calling for the embattled leader's resignation seem almost...
Short Books, Carefully Chosen: The Alluring Path to African Lit
Not long ago, I met a young woman who had taken a college course in African literature. "What did you read?" I enthusiastically inquired. I was in the midst of rethinking the African lit course I am teaching this fall.A quizzical expression settled on...
'Smarter' Bombs Still Hit Civilians ; in Every War since Iraq, the US Used More 'Smart' Bombs. So Why Do Civilian Casualty Rates Keep Rising?
The two American "smart" bombs worked perfectly, striking what the Pentagon had identified as an Iraqi command and control center during the 1991 Gulf War.The 2,000-pound laser-guided bombs burrowed through 10 feet of hardened concrete and detonated,...
Study Highlights Flaws in Reporting of Campus Sexual Abuse
Most American institutions of higher education don't fully report sexual crime statistics as required by federal law, a study sponsored by the Justice Department has found.The study, conducted by the Education Development Center Inc. and the University...
Tale of a Sea Turtle Has a Happy Ending ; Back from Near-Extinction - and Getting Closer to People
Kai worked hard to escape her sandy nest on East Island, near Hawaii. The baby green sea turtle waved her tiny flippers until she was free.Around her, dozens of her little brothers and sisters were scrambling out, too. Kai (Hawaiian for "sea") flopped...
Three Schools, One Building, Many Reforms
Five years after shifting from a high-performing magnet school to a neighborhood school in one of Denver's poorest areas, Manual High School has ceased to exist.It hasn't been torn down, or even taken over by the state and reconstituted as a charter...
Top Honors
A couple of weeks ago, Jennifer Murphy's fifth-grade class got a fresh perspective on education. They came to class at Sayre Elementary in South Lyon, Mich., crawled under their desks, lay on their backs, and looked up.It sounds like a child's dream...
Tribes Move beyond Casinos to Malls and Concert Halls ; Native Americans Use Growing Capital Funds to Underwrite New Ventures and Diversify Economies
Roberto Rios strolls among napkins and drooping streamers littering an amphitheater on the scrubby desert flats near Tucson. Recently, this trendy outdoor stage welcomed rocker Don Henley. The night before, perennial crooner Tony Bennett drew a jubilant...
You're Not Alone ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
My tire blew out as I was returning from a late night meeting. We lived in the country. This was a double highway, but there were no cars visible in either direction. No houses. No stores for several miles. I didn't have a cellular phone.My headlights...