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 September 9, 2003

Al Qaeda's Profile: Slimmer but Menacing
As US bombs strafed Afghan-istan one night in December 2001, the incessant blasts killed, among others, Mohammed Atef, Al Qaeda's No. 3 in charge of military operations. The next March, a US-Pakistani sting netted operations chief Abu Zubaydah, whom...
A Test Case of GOP's Education Holy Grail?
When Rod Paige talks about school vouchers, there is an impassioned certainty in his voice. It is the certainty of a true believer.Since his arrival in this town, Mr. Paige, the secretary of Education, has questioned why opponents of vouchers want to...
Beyond Nine Lives ; for Kids
Cats have a knack for getting themselves out of scrapes, for escaping just in the nick of time, and for landing on their feet. That's why they are said to have nine lives.A huge black-and-white cat named Big Boy was no exception. Despite his size, he...
Bush Stakes Future on Stable Iraq ; in Casting Iraq as the 'Central Front' in the War on Terror, Bush Has Acknowledged How Difficult That War Could Be
The broad and costly effort to build democracy in Iraq, combined with a growing number of challenges abroad, is presenting the American public with the greatest test of its patience and commitment to foreign engagements in decades - and one that will...
Control of Creativity? Fashion's Secret ; Film and Music Industries Might Heed the Wisdom
Why do fashion, film, and music - the sultans of cool in our culture, the shapers of our consciousness - take such radically different approaches to the control ofcreativity?The music and film industries continue to battle over the need to expand copyright...
Davis Tweaks His Image, but Will It Woo Voters? ; Even as He Humanizes His Persona, Fellow Democrat Bustamante Pitches His Own Bid
Esther Ponce has her routine ready for the moment Gray Davis glides by in the Mexican Independence Day Parade: With a stately air befitting British royalty, she demonstrates how she will wave "hello" and "goodbye" to the California governor.On Oct. 7,...
Europe Balks at Iraq Bailout ; the US-Backed UN Resolution Seeking More Troops Faces a Wall of Resistance from Europe
As France and the United States dig in on opposite sides of the central question hanging over Iraq's future - who should control the country - Washington stands almost no chance of winning broad European support for its new UN Security Council resolution,...
First Test for New European Army ; Recent Unrest in Macedonia Challenges the 400-Strong Force, Drawn from 26 Nations
By now people in the Balkans are used to seeing foreign troops patrolling their streets, but recently in Macedonia's troubled northern villages, a subtle change has occurred. A new emblem, the European Union's circle of stars, has replaced NATO's pointed...
For Her, Writing Comes Naturally
Did you groan when you had to write another essay on "what I did this summer"? Would you still groan if it turned out those essays were your key to success?Ask well-known children's book author Jean Craighead George. "Doing interesting things and then...
He Crosses Religious Lines ; in Australia, a Christian Headmaster Brings His Tolerance and Discipline into an Islamic School
He does not understand Urdu, nor can he follow the daily prayers, but Ian Paterson is credited with rescuing the King Abdul Aziz Islamic school from chaos.Dr. Paterson, who for 30 years headed an elite private Christian school, is six months into his...
How Trade Impacts US Jobs and the War on Terrorism ; the Bush Administration Weighs Competing Factors as Talks Involving Developing Countries Begin in Cancun
With the war on terrorism its No. 1 priority, the Bush administration will have an opportunity at international trade talks starting Wednesday to highlight the link between poor-country development and global security.The United States stands to gain...
In Cities, Superintendents Face 'An Impossible Job,' Report Finds
Ask urban school superintendents about their job and they're likely to describe it as essentially undoable.That's what researchers at the University of Washington's Center on Reinventing Public Education found when they surveyed 100 heads of urban school...
In Greece, Bombings Punctuate Trial of Terrorist Group ; Friday's Explosions Trigger Fresh Concerns about Terrorism and Olympic Security
With less than a year to go until the Olympic Games open in Athens, Greek terrorism is proving to be like the Hydra of mythology: No sooner do authorities sever one head than another appears.Two bomb blasts shook central Athens Friday just as crucial...
Iraq Is in the Details
Whether the UN gives a hand clap or a thunderclap to President Bush's request for help in Iraq depends on answers to three basic questions:Who will guide the creation of an Iraqi democracy? Whose companies will receive contracts for reconstruction? And...
Letters
No need to raise the bar on NGO neutralityRegarding your Sept. 5 article "Australia scrutinizes influence of nongovernmental groups": The Institute for Public Affairs (IPA) in Australia and the American Enterprise Institute in Washington are calling...
Maverick Teacher Charts His Rookie Years
With his shaved head and bright T-shirts, Brendan Halpin in his street clothes looks more like a slightly over-the-hill skateboarder than a high school English teacher with 10 years of experience in the classroom.In that time, he's taught long enough...
'Miss Marple' of Botswana Reflects Growing Pains
From her small, whitewashed office in the shadow of Kgale Hill, where chickens wander in as often as clients, Botswana's only female private eye has plenty of time for contemplation.Gaborone's police handle what little crime there is, and the occasional...
Russia's Muzzled Democracy
Ever since Vladimir Putin, a former KGB officer, became Russia's president, many have wondered if a return to Soviet ways was in the offing. Extreme pessimists see in his every move the death of Russian democracy. Extreme optimists say he is a democrat...
This Week's Lesson Plan: Try to Make Sense of 9/11 ; What America's Teachers Plan to Say about the Momentous - Yet Still Emotion-Drenched - Terrorist Attacks of 2001
In Hudson, Wis., Mark Yell will teach Sept. 11 as history. In New York City, Deborah Straughn Moore only wishes she could.Emotions associated with the day are still too raw for Ms. Moore's students, who watched from the windows of their Brooklyn school...
Venezuela's New Motto: Power to the People ; the Chaos Often Associated with Hugo Chavez's Presidency Has Obscured a Political Maturation in Venezuela, Where Grass-Roots Activism Is Thriving
The 17 volunteers gathered in a central Caracas apartment have at least one thing in common: most have President Hugo Chavez to thank for getting them involved in politics. Now they're determined to end his political career by having him recalled from...
Why Hiring Languishes Even as Economy Gains ; A Million Jobs Have Been Lost since Recession's End. Is 'Jobless Recovery' Now the American Norm?
It's the great riddle that's puzzling everyone from auto-plant workers to Wall Street prognosticators: Why isn't the current economic recovery producing jobs?In the rebound from almost every post-1945 downturn, the nation has seen companies start to...