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 26, 2003

2003 Movie Guide
2 Fast 2 Furious (PG-13)Director: John Singleton. With Paul Walker, Tyrese Gibson, Cole Hauser. (110 min.)Sterritt * A former cop and his ex-con friend agree to help the feds capture a big-time dope dealer in exchange for clearing their own criminal...
After Mad-Cow Find, Concern with Prevention ; While Admitting Danger to Food Supply Is Low, Critics Say US Can Do More to Safeguard US Beef
This week, the United States' elaborate wall of rules and regulations designed to keep mad-cow disease out of the country showed its first cracks.For more than a decade, the American system of detection has helped prevent the illness from spreading to...
Arab States Warm to Iraqi Council ; A Delegation from the 22-State Arab League Visited Iraq for the First Time This Week, Signaling Improving Relations
They groused that the US invasion of Iraq was a violation of international law and their secretary general warned that the US might be opening the "door to hell" by alienating its member states.But that was back during the April invasion. This week the...
Battalion's Christmas: Meal, Mail, and 'Chapel Dog'
The aura of Christmas has settled on our camp. Many of the men returned from a mission in time for the holiday, all safe and sound.Two factors have helped boost our holiday spirits: mail and dogs. We have received a ton of letters and packages over the...
Bush Returns to Social Security ; Will a Reluctant GOP Follow His Lead?
Is Social Security still the "third rail" of American politics, dooming to defeat the politician who dares to advocate real reform?American voters may be about to find out.President Bush and his advisers appear to think it isn't. They're considering...
Christmas' Future: More Shopping
The day after Christmas is one of the busier days of the year for America's retailers. Not that they're ringing up record sales. But all those people returning unsightly presents can really crowd the nation's sales counters.It's part of a larger trend...
Drop Me off in Harlem: Exploring the Intersections
From time to time, enough artists of like mind or similar geography will inspire and encourage each other to the point of creating, a "movement." Just how many participants it takes to reach an artistic critical mass is anybody's guess, but there's no...
Fewer Minors Being Sentenced to Death ; Malvo's Prison Term Marks a Broader Trend Away from Capital Punishment for Juveniles
When a Virginia jury voted against a death sentence for Washington-area sniper John Lee Malvo this week, it followed a national trend away from sentencing juvenile offenders to death.The annual death-sentence rate for juvenile offenses has declined rapidly...
Fight Terrorism with Intelligence, Not Might
In this season of code-orange alert, good intelligence rather than military might is the best way to protect our homeland. Information gathering is the most powerful weapon in the struggle to dismantle terrorist networks and prevent attacks.The United...
Grampy, Frank, the Goose, and the Battle of Gettysburg
On the morning of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, the 16th Regiment of Maine volunteers was attached to the 20th Maine under Colonel Chamberlain, and would meet the rebels at Little Round Top. MyGrampy Tom was in Company I of...
How Libya Saw the Light
The idea that Libya's Col. Muammar Qaddafi last March saw American forces invading Iraq and decided "the jig was up" for Libya is attractive in its simplicity. But the events that led to the surprise declaration on Dec. 19 that Libya would scrap its...
In 2003, Fact Outshone Fiction at the Cinema ; with the Exception of Jack Black's Riffing, the Year's Best Movies Tackled Serious Issues
If you're a trivia buff, you may remember 2003 as the year when no fewer than three great beauties - Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson, and Jennifer Connelly - swerved away from their usual pert characters to play cleaning women.That coincidence aside,...
In Uganda, a Woman Can Be VP but Have Few Rights
The controversial career of Specioza Wandira Kazibwe, Uganda's first female vice president, was dogged by allegations of political backstabbing and financial corruption. She publicly critiqued the romantic prowess of African men. Once she made headlines...
Just Light That Candle ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
The newspaper article talked about the Green River killer in Washington state who had murdered 48 women. Next I read about how a family was trying to move forward after the oldest son, a college student, was killed by a hitchhiker he had picked up. And...
Karzai Weathers Power Struggle, but at a Price ; Strong Presidency Will Be Part of New Afghan Government, but Islamists Gain Bargaining Power
Hamid Karzai is on a roll. A majority of the 502 delegates to Afghanistan's constitutional convention now favors the strong presidential system that Mr. Karzai is pushing.The emerging consensus is a big win for Karzai and for the United States, which...
Letters
Banning snowmobiles means more than just serenityRegarding the Dec. 19 article "Snowmobile ban brings quiet - and lot of noise": The recent court ruling to uphold a ban on snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park has an important long-run benefit in...
More Security, More Delays at US Airports?
Passengers aren't the only ones likely to face delays at airports this season because of heightened security. As of Dec. 31, their baggage will go through rigorous new screening too.That's the federal deadline for some 450 commercial airports in the...
Peru's Latest Tool in the War on Drugs: Land Ownership
Despite torrential rains, Alfredo Flores has no qualms about dashing into his fields to show off his palm-oil trees. A few years ago, Mr. Flores and many of the other 400 farmers in Shambillo, in the deep jungle some 300 miles northeast of Lima, Peru's...
President Reaps a Year-End Rebound ; Hussein's Capture Aids Public Support for Strong Global Role
It's been a good December for President Bush, politically speaking.As he heads into a year in which he'll campaign for reelection, the economy appears to be improving. The capture of Saddam Hussein has made many view the occupation of Iraq more positively....
Something There Is That Loves a Wall
They're all snowed under now, like pillows along the roadside for the next four months. But the stone walls hereabout are making a comeback. It's not that they ever went anywhere. They had, however, fallen on hard times through neglect, misunderstanding,...
Sunday School vs. Kids' Sports: A Growing Rivalry
While much of the greater Raleigh area moseyed to church Sunday morning, one congregation of parents and kids chose a chillier pew: the ice rink.Though many wore crosses around their necks, those talismans were far outnumbered by goalie pads and hockey...
Touchdown for Pasadena
I'm looking forward to a wonderful after-Christmas gift: The Rose Bowl.The University of Southern California is taking on Michigan. It wasn't supposed to happen like this, and lots of people don't share my festive mood.Many fans and media pundits think...
Why Boston Covets Its Role as Biotech Hub ; Prediction of 100,000 New Jobs in the Industry Spurs Competition to Be the Next 'Silicon Valley.'
Inside a former furniture warehouse, scientists at a new biotech facility are busy studying cell proteins.Across the street, in this neighborhood that straddles MIT and Harvard, a former candy factory is being transformed into the research headquarters...