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 19, 2002

A 'New' Al Gore Returns:front, Not Quite Center
Two years after his quest for the presidency ended on the steps of the US Supreme Court, Al Gore is back - and he's presenting a whole new side of himself. In a flurry of recent TV appearances promoting his new book on families, the former vice president...
A Year after Taliban, Little Change ; the US Pledged More Aid to Kabul, but Iraq May Distract from Rebuilding Efforts
It has been a year since the Taliban disappeared from Afghanistan's capital. But in the red-rimmed eyes of Delawar Selab, little has changed.Squatting on a staircase outside Kabul University, Mr. Selab, a senior, explains how a cousin and a friend were...
China's Two New Power Centers
On the surface, it looked like the happy ending to an old era in China and the fresh start of a new one when the new Chinese Communist leaders paraded out to meet the press at the conclusion of the 16th Party Congress last Friday.But in reality, most...
Cultural Gap Tears Israeli Arabs ; an Israeli Arab Is Accused of Trying to Hijack a Plane on Sunday. Others Are Charged with Spying
The men of Beit Zarzir sit outside Saleh Grifat's home, silent under a sky heavy with impending rain. Nearly 100 strong, they are here to mourn a death and seek consolation, not just for their loss, but for their community's tattered pride.They listen...
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'It doesn't bother me that they're back.'- Mohamad Daoud, a furniture-shop owner in Baghdad, as the first UN weapons inspectors arrived to pick up where their predecessors left off in late 1998.Websmartshttp://www.sfskids.orgWHAT: This San Francisco...
Foreign Students, All Clear
Protecting the United States from another Sept. 11-type attack shouldn't mean reducing one of the nation's best exports: foreign aid and PR programs - sources of new ideas and scholars.That's why it's critical that the federal government meet its own...
For Goodness' Sake
Starting next year, high school and college students in Thailand will reportedly be graded not just on academics, but on "goodness" as well. Concerned that the competitive education system puts too much emphasis on materialism and not enough on morality,...
Go into the Woods, Young Man ; A Vermont Alternative School Taps into Native American Survival Skills to Help Boys Focus and Gain Confidence
Patience was not exactly Andy Earle's strong suit. When he started attending the Kindle Farm School five years ago, staying focused on anything for 15 minutes was a struggle. He was so frustrated in his public school classes that he'd unleash profanities,...
Got Milk? in Northeast, Apparently Too Much ; New England Producers Are Dumping Their Milk and Calling for New Protections as Nation's Dairy Demand Falls
If milk prices don't start rising soon, the mighty Connecticut River that cuts through New England's prime dairy farming region may soon swirl with a new color: white.Earlier this month, 11 farmers in Maine dumped 2,500 gallons of the rich liquid into...
Guidance for How to Make a Life, Not Just a Living
Peter Gomes teaches courses with names like "The Christian Bible and Its Interpretation" and "Introduction to Public Preaching." But what he strives for in every class he teaches at Harvard University is to challenge his students to explore what it means...
In Bali, Ancient Ceremonies Confront Modern Terror ; Indonesian Priests Conduct the Largest Ritual Sacrifice in Memory, Trying to Ward off Future Terrorist Attacks
Sitting cross-legged in the courtyard of the Ocean Temple at sunset late last week, Ida Pedande Gede Putra Bajing, a Brahmin high priest, struggles to explain the importance of the ceremony he will help lead.Around him are roughly three dozen lay priests...
In Silicon Valley, Return to Humbler Tech Dreams
FOR five years, the future surged against the windowpanes of Jamis MacNiven's Silicon Valley restaurant in wave after wave of fresh-faced MBAs.They came as panhandlers of the New Economy - business-school graduates clutching tech magazines, pressing...
Kidspace: Stuck on Stickers ; Collectors Latch onto Colorful Fruit-and-Vegetable Labels
In the early 1960s, Jack Fox was stuck with a slippery problem. The head of the United Fruit Company's Chiquita division was spending a fortune advertising bananas - and all the other banana companies were delighted!Why? Because they were getting free...
Lessons from Iran on Facing Chemical War ; Scientists and Doctors Visit Iran to Gain Expertise on Handling Chemical Attacks
His gas mask would not fit tightly enough, so Mohammed Akbari shaved off his thick, black beard.The Iranian officer, fighting in 1985 on one of the most gruesome front lines in the Iran-Iraq war, thought he was ready for any chemical weapon that Saddam...
Letters
Europe, too, needs young alliesRegarding the Nov. 13 Opinion piece "US needs young allies abroad": I agree with Seth Green's goal and hope he is equally capable of raising awareness in the rest of the world about US opinions. Europe is still trying to...
Major Trends ; Criminal Justice, Religion, and Even Accounting Are among the Subjects Gaining Popularity on College Campuses, as Students Eye How Society's Needs Converge with Their Own Aspirations
For Amanda Soland, a junior at Baylor University, there really was no question about what to declare as her major - she fell in love with forensic science last spring when she took a course on crime-scene investigation.She had been pre-med. Now her focus...
Math Teachers Take Time out to Learn Better Techniques
What has 50 fingers, 12 ears, 12 legs, 6 heads, and no tails?That question was posed by a second-grader, assigned to compose a riddle rather than simply add up numbers.Meanwhile, in a fifth-grade classroom, teams of students slid together plastic shapes...
Reporters on the Job
* THAT WOULD BE A BABY: Monitor reporter Nicole Gaouette knew a trip to Beit Zarzir (see story, this page) would be a full-day event. That's a long time to be away from her six-month-old, so she popped Sydney into the car seat and headed north. But as...
Water Laws and the Pecos
Water needs to be managed and shared in ways that best reflect current usage needs. But such a common-sense approach is bone dry when it comes to the believe-it-or-not case of the Pecos River, which flows from New Mexico into Texas.First, it's important...
When Presidents Get the 'Dummy' Treatment
Well, once again we have a president who is being depicted by the Democrats as less than smart and is beating them up politically.I first noticed this phenomenon early in the 1950s, when the Democrats were contending that all General Eisenhower had as...
Why You Matter ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
I don't want to get preachy with anyone. But each one of us represents a sermon. We may not be preaching from a pulpit in a church, but what we are saying is potentially as meaningful and inspirational to others as any formally delivered sermon.I'm not...
Will Iraqi Troops Collapse or Fight? ; Elite Forces Are Expected to Show Resolve, but Ordinary Troops May Quickly Lay Down Arms
One of the most unpredictable elements of a possible US-led war against Iraq is how much resistance the 420,000-strong Iraqi military would mount against a better-trained and better-equipped American and allied force.Top Pentagon officials, hopeful of...