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 November 3, 2003

A Better Ballot? ; Electronic Ballots, Hailed as the Antidote to Hanging Chads, Will Make a Mark on Election Day. but Critics Warn of Risks to Democracy
When voters head to the polls Tuesday, those using punch-card ballots - notorious for their role in the 2000 presidential election recount - may do so with a lingering unease that their votes could go uncounted. Others will enter sleek new electronic...
Above and beyond ; A Surprising Number of Companies Are Finding It Makes Business Sense to Go beyond Government Regulations
When shoppers check out the salmon on sale at their local Costco, the wholesale giant would like them to know that the fish is free of Malachite Green. That may help reassure consumers. Although the United States has set limits on the amount of the fungicide...
A Close Look at Who Wins When Banks Go A-Courting
OK, another bank buyout: big numbers that rumble on Wall Street, promises of efficiency and nationwide reach. But beyond the rhetoric and investment buzz, another story emerges.As Bank of America plans to take over Fleet Bank - the third largest bank...
A Deadly Day and a US Strategy Shift ; at Least 15 US Soldiers Were Killed Sunday, as Bremer Pushes for More Iraqi Security Forces
Sunday was the deadliest day for US forces in Iraq since the occupation began here six months ago. A string of ambushes underscored the biggest challenges before America as it seeks to pacify Iraq: Developing intelligence and training friendly Iraqi...
After Tragic Loss, a Team Finds Its Will to Win
On the ice, one was an all-star hero and the other a fourth-line grinder who'd wanted to play in the NHL since kindergarten. Off the ice, they were the Two Dans.Atlanta Thrashers Dany Heatley and Dan Snyder were a team outside the team, together tooling...
As the Crow Flies, and as the Car Crawls
My father, a dedicated high school history teacher, was at heart an adventurer. Many a Sunday afternoon he'd lead my brother and me on a hike through woods and fields yet to become North Jersey suburbia. Or we would mount one more quest for the Lost...
Can German Firms Atone for Past? ; A Firm That Once Supplied the Nazis Was Barred Last Week from the Holocaust Memorial Project
Controversy over a supplier involved in building Germany's national Holocaust memorial has ignited the latest agonizing debate over the grip of history.The board overseeing the monument's creation has barred the use of an anti-graffiti coating made by...
Drugs in the Car, and No One Owns Up. Is Everyone Liable?
When the US Supreme Court announces its decision in a case called Maryland v. Pringle sometime next year, it may become required reading for every American parent with a teenage child.That's because the court will decide whether police may arrest all...
Ethanol's False Promise
The energy bill members of Congress promised to approve quickly after last summer's blackouts is hung up in House-Senate conference wrangling over several issues - particularly federal tax breaks for ethanol.Ethanol is a gasoline additive made from corn....
Exciting SUV with a Funny Name
Volkswagen promised the name would be good. In the end, the name is easily the worst thing about an otherwise amazing sport-utility vehicle.The Touareg (pronounced TWAH-reg) borrows its name from a nomadic Saharan tribe. VW wanted to name it the "Colorado,"...
Feeling under Attack, Arabs Turn to Islam for Answers
At the Al Kaluti Mosque in a middle-class neighborhood of the Jordanian capital, hundreds more worshipers than the building can hold spill into the streets, a testament to the rallying capacity of Islam in troubled times.The crush of mostly young men...
For Mutual-Fund Clients, a Question of Confidence
As allegations of fraud and impropriety rock the normally placid world of mutual funds, Wall Street is tensely waiting to see if investors in the $7 trillion industry will ride it out or punish offenders by yanking out their money.A few institutional...
Gunning for Gun Control
Many Democratic Party leaders blame Al Gore's tough stance on gun control for his loss of a few key states in the 2000 presidential race. To avoid a repeat in 2004, some candidates are avoiding the party's long-held view that non-hunting guns need more...
I'll Get to Know Ben by Staying off His Back
You'd think that if a leaf blowing across his vision makes a horse skittish, then something as spectacular as a fully loaded garbage truck crashing into the pasture fence and catching fire would render him apoplectic. But our black Percheron draft horse,...
Iowa Caucus: The Way of the Dinosaur? ; as Presidential Hopefuls Opt out of the Jan. 19 Contest, Iowans Still Try to Engage Voters, Especially Young Ones
There's a certain wistfulness to Iowa voters these days. They've been dissed by two of the nine Democratic presidential candidates, who have taken their marbles elsewhere - that is, away from Iowa's first-in-the-nation nominating contest, the precinct...
Kentucky as Bellwether for Bush's Job Policies ; Tuesday's Vote Could Elect a Republican for First Time in 32 Years - and Be a Barometer of '04
This sparsely settled valley around Burtonville in the rumpled hills of northeastern Kentucky is about as far from Washington and Wall Street as you can get. Yet people here do keep an eye on the national economy. For good reason.Once there were four...
Letters
Secrecy in government: Unethical or unavoidable?Regarding your Oct. 30 article "Secret 9/11 case before high court": I find it quite troubling that what appears to be a minor deportation case has been sealed in Florida. Since the defendant is out on...
Rollover Rules Can Create Long Wait for Retirement-Plan Access
Q: I asked my employer to roll over my small 401(k). They said I can't get the money until March 2004. I heard there were government rules that direct employers to pay upon demand. Can you help?R.R., via e-mail A: Several factors can affect the timing...
Secrecy Vexes Sino-US Space Ties ; as China Announces Plans for a Moon Orbiter within Five Years, Scientists Still Wait for Last Mission's Details
With newly announced plans to launch a moon probe in a half decade, put three men into orbit by 2005, and build a small space station, Chinese officials seem to be maximizing their current moment in space history. They even got a patriotic bounce by...
Tales of Heroism and Narrow Escape after an Epic Week on the Front Lines ; Firefighters Recall the Quest to Save Communities as Worst Fires since Yellowstone Wane
At almost every house, Tim O'Donoghue's tan Suburban truck pauses. The signs of the firestorm that swept through this San Diego neighborhood of ranch homes and red-tile roofs are as obvious as charred palms and the pink coating of flame retardant that...
The American Sense of Freedom Is Shifting from Rights to Choices
Long ago, when I was a Washington, D.C., latchkey kid, my mother would leave a couple of dollars and a list for me to go to the store after school. I'd walk down New Hampshire Avenue to "our" grocery store, load a basket, cross my fingers I'd have enough...
The Case for War under New Focus ; Congress Broadens Its Probe beyond the CIA to the Pentagon and the White House, among Others
For the president and the public to move forward with confidence when confronting decisions such as going to war with Iraq, the country's intelligence system may have to be fully evaluated.That process has been playing out out in Washington, with the...
West Should Give Putin an Ultimatum
The arrest of Russia's richest man, oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, is a poignant reminder of President Vladimir Putin's limited commitment to democracy and a liberal market economy.The Russian president depicts the arrest as the functioning of a "democratic...
Will Investors Benefit from Independent Stock Reports?
A new era is about to begin for small investors. For years, Wall Street's dirty little secret was that its research was devised expressly for two key constituencies: institutional investors and corporate clients. Individual investors were left out.Now,...