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 31, 2001

Anthrax Battle Faces a New Front ; as New Cases Are Found in New York and New Jersey, Officials Say Cross- Contamination of Mail Is Real Possibility
In a significant shift, US authorities are again being forced to reevaluate the scope of the anthrax threat posed by the mail. It comes in the wake of two new cases found among civilians in New York and New Jersey - the first cases of illness involving...
Anton Awaits an Ocean Away
When I adopted my son Alyosha in Russia eight years ago, the going was anything but easy. As a single man, I found myself in a very conservative, traditional culture where I sometimes sensed myself to be the object of deep suspicion. I succeeded in bringing...
Bigness Has Its Rewards on an 18-Deck Cruise Ship
It's near midnight aboard the Golden Princess, but the Princess Theater audience is wide awake. Every eye is glued to awesome acrobat Uber Rossi dangling a la Tom Cruise above the laser-lit stage to music from "Mission Impossible." "Lights, Camera, Action!"...
Business & Finance
Ford ousted chief executive Jacques Nasser after more than a year of mounting troubles. Board chairman William Clay Ford Jr. will succeed Nasser, putting a Ford family member in charge of day-to- day management for the first time since 1979. The shake-up...
Canada Puts Counterterror Effort on Fast Track ; Canada's Foreign Minister Is on a Five-Nation Tour of the Mideast to Reinforce US Antiterror Coalition Efforts
TORONTO While Canada has never been a target of international terrorism, its friendly immigration laws have given haven to cells for raising money, forging documents, and conducting assaults against foreign targets - most notoriously the bombing of an...
Checking the 'Open Door'
As the United States reviews its immigration policies, the goal should be to tighten procedures without pinching off the flow of newcomers that adds to the country's economic and cultural vitality.One area that demands tightening is the granting and...
Consumer Trust Hangs on Aviation Security Bill ; at Last, US House to Debate Whether Airport Security Screeners Should Be Federal Employees
NEW YORK A showdown in Congress today could determine how quickly Americans' trust is restored in the aviation system. After weeks of delays, the House plans to debate an aviation security bill. Like the one passed by the Senate unanimously more than...
Exploring the World with Big Eyes and Small Feet
Before we open the door and burst into the sunshine, we quickly review our field-trip rules. What do we need to remember, friends? Safe hands, listening ears, walking feet. Translation: Let's try to get to our destination and back with everyone in one...
Go with the Flow
The world of travel - post Sept. 11 - is full of surprises. Some are pleasant - bargains abound in cruise fares. Some aren't - because of airline layoffs, you may have to wait longer at the baggage carousel for your luggage to arrive. Many cruise lines...
Growing Up in the Shadow of Violence ; Northern Ireland Seems Tantalizingly Close to Peace, but Years of Disillusionment Make These Teens Skeptical
BELFAST Brenda Whelan has spent the past five years going to a school that's 200 yards away from Dave Simmons's house. Five days a week, Dave travels past Brenda's home on the way to work. In almost any other part of the world, two teenagers who have...
Hooked on Fly-Fishing in One 3-Hour Lesson
Lukewarm is how I would describe my previous interest in fly- fishing. Nonetheless, with a one-day Utah fishing license in my pocket, and a three-hour lesson booked with Rocky Mountain Outfitters, I was ready to give it my best shot. The day was gorgeous,...
Lessons of Past in Stopping Terrorism ; International Cooperation and Effective Propaganda Are Crucial
WASHINGTON With the reality setting in of just how long the war on terrorism may last, Americans can take heart from the fact that terrorism has been battled - and even beaten - before. Certainly, history's record on fighting terrorism is mixed, and...
Letters
US should do its part to end opium profits In "Afghanistan's biggest problem - poverty - can be solved" (Oct. 16, opinion page), S. Frederick Starr suggests that a new Afghan government must abandon terrorism and stop growing opium poppy. But it's hard...
Mark Green, Ready to Roll
Mark Green, likely to be elected mayor of New York next Tuesday, is living demonstration of at least two cliches. As the city's consumer-affairs commissioner, then as its public advocate, and, since the 1970s, as a combative TV debater, Mr. Green has...
Mother and Daughter Take the Road Less Traveled
At just 480 acres, the high-rolling country of Monaco is the second smallest in the world (behind only the 109-acre Vatican) - and arguably the most glamorous. Yet when our ship, the Golden Princess, weighed anchor in Monte Carlo, the only thing Mom...
Nuclear Attack a Real, If Remote, Possibility ; US Eyes Pakistan, Former Soviet Union as Likely Sources of Weapons- Grade Material
Washington As the story goes, Osama bin Laden offered criminals in Chechnya $30 million and two tons of opium in return for 20 Russian nuclear warheads. The chilling account, contained in a 1999 Arab-language news report, may be apocryphal. But what...
River Rafting with a Tyke in Tow ; How to Decide If a Child's Too Young for a Family Rafing Trip? It Depends on the River
I think my mother would have barred our entrance to the plane if she could have. My husband feared someone would report us to the local social-service agency for child abuse. Our friends simply thought we were nuts. Each time I mentioned that my husband...
Set Sail for a Mediterranean Cruise ; 'Barefoot' Cruises Are an Increasingly Popular Subset of Cruisng. Here, Dinner Jackets Are Not Required, but Flexibility and a Zest for Ad-Venture Are
The itinerary slipped under the cabin door seemed innocent enough. The next day, it read, we would be simply "at sea." Sigh. Bobbing on the open waters of the Mediterranean aboard a real four-masted clipper ship - how relaxing, how fresh, how dreamy.How...
Sharon Pushes, Peres Pulls ; Peres's Plan to Pull out of Gaza and Close Settlements Counters 'Greater Israel' Vision
Jerusalem First came the explosion of the assassin's bullet fired by a Palestinian hard-liner, then the roar of Israeli tanks crashing through cities, villages, and refugee camps. The last two weeks in the West Bank? Yes. But also the start of Israel's...
The 'Cave Man' and Al Qaeda ; A Pakistani Journalist Who Repeatedly Interviewed Bin Laden Says He's Not the Terror Group's Main Force
As Osama bin Laden's hand-picked biographer, Hamid Mir says it's about time to set the record straight on America's public enemy No. 1. Sure, Mr. bin Laden is a Muslim hero, a veteran of the fight against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. But he...
To Protect Kids, Sites Keep Warring Parents Apart
In the midst of her divorce, Sarah was worried about the whole process of handing her toddler son over to her ex-husband for scheduled visits. The parents could barely be in proximity without an argument breaking out. Now they avoid any unpleasantness...
True Grit in a Dirty War
How might the US lose the war in Afghanistan? By losing public trust in the "war" on anthrax. Support for the foreign war remains robust, at least during the first few weeks of the bombing and before US troops go cave hunting for Osama bin Laden. But...
Under Attack, Sikhs Defend Their Religious Liberties ; Hate Crimes and Profiling Issues Have Beset Them since Sept. 11. but Sikhs Rally to Inform US about Their Faith
Sher J.B. Singh, a young Sikh American, can at last feel vindicated in his battle for religious expression - a fight that began the day after Sept. 11, when authorities abruptly yanked him off an Amtrak train under a cloud of suspicion that he might...
USA
Consumer confidence fell in October to its lowest level in 7-1/2 years as the terrorist attacks sapped Americans' optimism about the economy and the security of their jobs, The Conference Board said. Its latest monthly index sank to 85.5 from 97 in September....
We Could Have Been More Prepared for Sept. 11
A full two years before the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on America, a government report warned in an eerily prescient way of events to come. A bipartisan commission chaired by former Sens. Warren Rudman and Gary Hart identified the new security threats...
With US Help, Rebel Recruits Prepare to Fight Taliban ; Northern Alliance Commanders Say Increased US Help Is Making a Difference
Call it "How to Make War, 101." It's an outdoor classroom in Afghanistan, where fresh rebel recruits are being hurriedly trained to take on the Taliban militia. As they mark a warrior's rite of passage common in Afghanistan for decades, the 150 young...
World
The US assault on Taliban and Al Qaeda targets in Afghanistan is on course and will proceed "on the timeline which is satisfying to us," its commander insisted. In a visit to the President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, Gen. Tommy Franks responded to...
You Won't Need a Tux to Cruise Alaska on a Halibut Boat ; Four Days on a 42-Foot Boat Shows One Family the Real Alaska
"Doesn't anybody know about this place?" asked 10-year-old Tom, who was on his first cruise. It was a fair question. In four days cruising Prince William Sound, we'd seen orcas, humpback whales, sea otters, river otters, black bear, Dall's porpoises,...

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