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 December 3, 2002

A Christmas Tradition of Light ; for Kids - Reprinted from the Christian Science Journal
Does your family have any special Christmas traditions? Perhaps you make cookies for all your friends at the holidays. Or maybe you volunteer at a soup kitchen, or buy a present for a kid who doesn't have as much as you do.My family has lots of different...
Diplomatic Pitfalls Frustrate Thailand's Antidrug Fight ; Thais Sideline a US-Trained Commando Force in Their Bid to Boost Ties with Burma
A special US-trained commando force created to block a flood of illegal drugs into Thailand has been sidelined by a delicate diplomatic two-step between Thailand and Burma (Myanmar), its neighbor and the source of the drugs.Known as Taskforce 399, the...
Going Hot Turkey ; the Muslim Nation Deserves Entry to the EU
Europe has a history of close encounters with Islam: the Crusades, the Moors in Spain, the decisive naval battle at Lepanto in 1571, Napoleon's invasion of Egypt, etc. The Sept. 11 attacks fit into the pattern of clashes between Muslims and Judeo-Christian...
How Far Bush Will Go on Conservative Agenda ; When the New Congress Meets, Bush Will Have to Satisfy the Christian Right - without Seeming Their Captive
For over a decade, Christian conservatives have served as loyal foot soldiers of the Republican Party, manning phone banks and getting out the vote.Now it's payback time. When the new Congress convenes in January, Republicans will control both houses...
Keep the US English Speaking
Whether we like it or not, the universal language of discourse in America is and should be English. I speak from experience. My parents were immigrants and my wife is an immigrant from Argentina. I speak six languages and have spent 15 of the past 20...
Kidspace: Shark Trackers
There is just a ripple at the surface, nothing more. But Scott Anderson knows what lies below."It's a 15-footer," he says.From a larger boat, I watch the outline of the submerged shark. The great white slides silently alongside the small boat with Mr....
Letters
India's restraint with Pakistan is long-standingIn response to your Nov. 27 article "Selling arms to India and Pakistan: explosive business": You quote an expert, Siemon Wezeman, who contends that the only thing holding India back from attacking Pakistan...
One Man's Quirky Fight for Suffering N. Koreans
He insists he is an ordinary guy. But his life - lived half under,half above ground - is like something from a movie. And Norbert Vollertsen feels he is riding the winds of history on the Korean peninsula.Two years ago, the mop-headed German physician...
Paddle a Mile in Their Canoes
"We shall delineate with correctness the great arteries of this great country: those who come after us will fill up the canvas we begin."- Thomas Jefferson, May 1804Peter Geery isn't satisfied with just reading about the exploits of American explorers...
Pressure on Baghdad Grows ; Britain Issued a Report Monday That Chronicles Human Rights Abuses by Iraq
The British government Monday accused Iraq of systematic and vicious human rights abuses in a detailed report that appeared designed to keep the pressure on President Saddam Hussein while weapons inspectors in Baghdad continue their work.The 23-page...
Pros and Cons of Applying to College Electronically
You're running late, trying to make the deadline for applying to college. No problem. Just apply online. Fill out the form on the computer, press the button, and bingo.Sounds simple, and it's an option at 9 out of 10 colleges and universities, according...
Reporters on the Job
* OFF THE BEATEN PATH: When correspondent Robert Marquand first met German physician and activist Norbert Vollertsen in Seoul (page 1), he had to follow some unusual directions: Go to this subway stop. Go to the building across from the stop. Look for...
Ripple Effects of an Airline's Woes ; United Mounts Final Effort to Avoid Bankruptcy in a Changing Industry
For several months, managers have handed out "United Will Stand" bumper stickers to the employees of the nation's second-largest airline. Now the carrier that coined the term the "Friendly Skies" is in a last-ditch battle to make the stickers come true.Losing...
South African Animals Go from Hand Raised to Hunted ; South Africa's Government Is Currently Rewriting Its Laws to Discourage "Canned" Hunts
Resting in the sweltering midday African heat, Shaka, a 5-month- old lion, was oblivious to the $45,000 price tag on his head, or the shaggy-haired farmers bidding on his fate.Anel Rous, a game warden at a small private reserve who hand raised Shaka,...
Testing Limits of Police Tactics in Interrogations ; Court Hears Case That May Affect Terror Probes
As faithful viewers of television police dramas are well aware, anyone arrested by the authorities has a right to remain silent under the American system of justice.That Fifth Amendment right is aimed at preventing police from using coercive interrogation...
The Big 'If' Behind Bush's Win in 2004
If George W. Bush remains the popular president he is today he will be very formidable - if not unbeatable - in 2004.But that's a big "if."And certainly the potential Democratic opponents of Bush aren't saying, "What's the use?" and throwing in the towel.The...
Timeout Rooms under Scrutiny ; Schools Face Criticism for Overuse of Such Rooms, and Experts Look at Whether Taking Disruptive Children out of Classrooms Works
From his teacher's point of view, Christopher Nygren's behavior merited a stay in the school's timeout room.Once inside the 5-by-6-foot room, Christopher, a special- education student whose disabilities include extreme sensitivity to noise, rammed his...
Why the Pentagon Will Watch Where You Shop ; New Total Information Awareness Project Will Sniff Company Databases for Terrorists
Should Uncle Sam know as much about you as MasterCard does?In essence, that may be the key question posed by the Pentagon's new Total Information Awareness (TIA) project.This effort - whose Latin motto translates as "knowledge is power" - aims to create...
Yes, Quarterbacks Can Run. but This One's a Revolution
When Michael Vick plays his game in the arenas of America, the arenas undergo a sudden transformation. For a day they are no longer football stadiums. With Vick on the field, you can legitimately call them concert halls.It's not artistry that produces...