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 21, 2003

APEC Summit Is Coming-Out Party for Thai Leader ; the Forum Ends Tuesday in Thailand, Which Has One of the Strongest Economies in Asia
To his detractors, Thaksin Shinawatra is a demagogue who thumbs his nose at democracy and the rule of law. To his supporters, he's a no- nonsense prime minister with a Midas touch who has put Thailand back on the map.But both sides agree on one thing:...
At Center of the Diamond, It's Hurlers Who Hold the Key ; Yankees and Marlins Each Have Impressive Pitchers - Making Series Hard to Predict
So far, both the New York Yankees and the Florida Marlins have shown they have pitchers to remind the nation of its baseball heritage of Bob Gibson, Tom Seaver, and Nolan Ryan. There are fastballs whizzing past batters at 98 miles per hour. Curveballs...
Bleak Arab Progress Report ; the Second in a Series of UN Reports Is Short on Solutions for the Region
The latest in a series of hotly debated reports on Arab human development is long on criticism but short on ideas to solve the woes besetting the Arab world.The 200-page Arab Human Development Report, the second of a planned series of four written by...
Calling All Young Poets
Announcing the Monitor's eighth annual student poetry contest! You may submit up to three poems - you choose the subject. Remember to keep the focus of your poem narrow and your descriptions specific.Anyone in preschool through high school is eligible....
Coach Who Teaches Gains Yards in NFL
"To me coaching is teaching," says John Fox, who waited 13 years before getting his chance to coach an NFL team but is now in his second year at the helm of the Carolina Panthers."[Coaching] epitomizes teaching," says Mr. Fox. "You're dealing with young...
Diverse but Not Divided ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Dee Hock, the founder of Visa, launched a worldwide company that brought disparate and generally competitive parties to a common table through trusting that each would approach a common goal in a unique and conscientious manner.This was a ray of light...
For Tough Places, a Softer US Line ; Washington Takes More Cooperative Approach, Perhaps Driven by the Magnitude of Challenges
As the post-Iraq-war era sets in, the Bush administration is approaching the world with a little less swagger and a little more open arms. The shift, for a White House characterized in the eyes of much of the world as the lone cowboy, can be seen in...
Historic Battles ; History Teaches Dates and Facts. Social Studies Offers Context and Perspective. Why Are the Two Disciplines So Fiercely at Odds?
Pop quiz: Which description best fits Thomas Jefferson?A. Founding Father; third president of the United States elected in 1800; and author of the Declaration of Independence, adopted in 1776.B. Statesman, author, inventor, architect, but also slaveholder...
In Curbing Kudzu, Goats May Be Man's Best Friend
What do you do with a tenacious foreign invader that grows a foot a day and threatens to suffocate the entire South?For goats at least, the answer is plain: chew on it.Until cool weather presaged the fall livestock auctions last week, a herd of 20 goateed...
Letters
'Under God' under scrutinyRegarding your Oct. 15 article "High Court to rule on the Pledge": While I am an advocate of separation of church and state, I believe the Pledge of Allegiance does not endorse religion and is constitutional. After all, the...
Liberians Hope Move to US Is Smooth as Palm Oil
On a stylish street in the residential Cocody area of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, a 14-room villa has been turned into a transit center for more than 300 Liberian refugees.Next stop: America.In a matter of days, 44 of them, already far from their homes in...
McKeon Did for Marlins What Aging Boomers Can for Society
When the Florida Marlins needed a manager earlier this season, they surprised baseball fans by choosing Jack McKeon, a 72-year-old who had been fired by the Cincinnati Reds three years before. Most felt he was too old to come back, too old to relate...
Medicare, Drugs, and the Rich
House and Senate conferees are trying to craft a compromise on their conflicting plans to add a prescription-drug benefit to Medicare. They are reportedly considering a new-old idea to shore up the program's finances: require wealthier beneficiaries...
One Exam, Fewer Ways to Try Again ; Tougher Standards for Exit Exams May Close off Options for Kids Who Fail
Trenton High School was not an easy place for John Lassiter. The 17-year-old says he felt lost and unsupported."When I had a question, my math teacher told me to put my head down on my desk," he recalls.The teen dropped out during his sophomore year...
Passenger Tracking at Airports on Hold ; Carriers Say System Will Violate Privacy, without Increasing Safety Significantly
Since returning from Vietnam in the early 1970s, Adm. James Loy has carried a copy of the US Constitution in his briefcase. He says it helps frame his life and work.Recently, he's become keenly aware of its import. As head of the Transportation Security...
People Power Rules in S. America ; Last Week, the President of Bolivia Became the Latest Latin American Leader to Leave Office amid Protest
Latin America's biggest leadership problem used to be strongmen who overstayed their welcome. These days, leaders are just as likely to be tossed from the presidential palace before their time is up.Bolivia's Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada can now be added...
Reporters on the Job
* TRIBAL BUREAUCRACY: Reporter Sarah Simpson had sought and received permission from the proper local authorities and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to interview Liberian refugees for Tuesday's story (page 7). But that wasn't enough....
School Boards: Democratic Ideal or a Troubled Anachronism?
Resolved: "School boards should be abolished."This was the subject of a high school-style debate recently held at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. Taking on the finer points were some prominent names in the world of education. It's...
Schwarzenegger as Governor: Terminator or Healer? ; in His Early Speeches, He Has Taken a Bipartisan Tone. He Will Take Office Next Month
It is perhaps surprising that Joseph Canciamilla and Donald Burns are looking to California's next governor with such a sense of hope. According to the recall rhetoric, the legislator and the lobbyist are just the sort of Sacramento insiders that Gov.-elect...
Students 'Ride' to School on Foot ; 'Walking School Buses' Give Children Exercise - and Parents' Peace of Mind
Lucy Kneissler and Emma Maxtutis made their way to school the old- fashioned way - on foot.The pair trailed their parents to Dallin Elementary School in Arlington, Mass., their conversation meandering with their small footsteps. They discussed what they...
The Message - Not the Messenger - Is Democrats' Problem
It is very difficult these days for friends and foes alike to find out what the Democratic Party stands for. Although there is one less voice in the cacophony of the Democratic presidential race - following the withdrawal of Sen. Bob Graham - confusion...
There's a Lot More to October Than Halloween
What's the most popular holiday in October? In the United States that's got to be Halloween. If you take a bigger view, however, you'll find people in different parts of the world holding many different kinds of parties. They're celebrating the harvest,...