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 January 25, 2002

Al Qaeda Desperate and on the Run ; in a Village Yesterday, Three Fighters Threatened and Begged for Help to Escape the US Dragnet
The Al Qaeda fighter knelt behind the rocks, his finger poised on the trigger. Below him on a sandy plateau stood two more Arab fighters with enough grenades to blow up a fleet of trucks. A tall, thin fighter with a wavy, black beard and parched lips,...
A Passion for Acting and Improving Life
British actor Eamonn Walker says he can relate to Shakespeare's tragedy "Othello." "I've been in love, and I've been hurt," says Mr. Walker, who plays the lead in PBS's new version of "Othello" (see review above). "And I can understand the complete irrational...
Arafat Fights for Relevance ; Stuck in Ramallah, His Inability to Stop Attacks on Israel Could Further Sideline Him
Yasser Arafat is still in touch with kings and presidents, still battling for peace. Or so he and his aides maintain. Nearing midnight on Wednesday, sitting behind a desk laden with documents bulkily gathered into clear plastic folders, the Palestinian...
Assassination of Lebanese Warlord Sets Fingers Pointing ; Elie Hobeika Had Planned to Testify against Ariel Sharon about the 1982 Massacre of Palestinians
A former Lebanese Christian warlord who was a potential key witness in a war-crimes trial against Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was killed yesterday in a massive car-bomb blast outside his home in the Lebanese capital. Elie Hobeika, whose militia...
A Teen Star Sees Positive Message in Her New Film
Mandy Moore recalls standing on her tiptoes to reach the microphone when she first sang the National Anthem at a sports event in Orlando, Fla. As she heard her voice reverberate throughout the outdoor arena, followed by a burst of applause, she knew...
Aussies See US Double Standard ; John Walker Lindh's Court Appearance Yesterday Draws Attention to the Treatment of Australian David Hicks
Within days of the Sept. 11 attacks on New York and Washington, Australia was one of the first countries to offer support for the US war against terrorism - pledging 1,500 troops to the Afghan offensive. And public opinion was solidly behind the war...
Classic Tale Blends Action, Emotions
Alexandre Dumas is a giant of 19th-century literature, and he used to be a big name at the movies, too. Just a few decades ago, purloining plots from novels such as "The Three Musketeers" and "The Man in the Iron Mask" was a sure-fire trick for Hollywood...
Dramas Probe Love, Ambition, and Jealousy ; Two Encounters with Evil: Modern Retelling of 'Othello' Is Superb; Stephen King's 'Rose Red' Relies Too Much on Special Effects
Television tends to leap on our current concerns like a terrier and shake them for all they're worth. Two films this week take on the problems of envy, ambition, and jealousy as they work in human consciousness toward evil ends. Masterpiece Theatre presents...
Enron and Integrity ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
I never bought stock in Enron. But in terms of losing money, I might as well have. My worst stock purchase ever? Two thousand shares in a firm that made, as I recall, copiers. The stock plunged so low it went through a 100 to 1 reverse split. In other...
Enron's Lessons for 401(k)
Among the people hurt the most by Enron's bankruptcy are the employees whose retirement kitties were overinvested in the company's stock. Having a nest egg with such a lopsided investment portfolio is not wise risk management for any investor. So is...
Enron Workers Find Solidarity in Loss ; Former Enron Employees Help Each Other with Resumes, Jobs Tips, and Grocery Money
In one sense, Rebekah Rushing was fortunate. Though laid off from Enron last month after the firm's collapse, she found a job at another oil and gas company the next day. But that wasn't enough for this wife and mother who, along with thousands of others,...
Etc
MAY I SEE THAT, PLEASE? Since Sept. 11, security has been tightened at airports, government facilities, entertainment venues, and many other places. Now add one more: Gobblers Knob, the spot in Punxsutawney, Pa., where, on Feb. 2, a small marmot named...
Hot-Water Gratitude
Cold winter mornings give me a special appreciation for the comforts of my everyday life. Turning a dial sends warm air into every room. Clean water flows from the faucet at the kitchen sink. Standing beside the stove as a pan of scrambled eggs sizzles,...
Indie Films Find Creative Ways to Make You Squirm
Hollywood is often criticized for lapses of taste. But if you're looking for truly creative ways of making moviegoers squirm, see what some independent and international filmmakers are up to. Storytelling comes from Todd Solondz, a deliberately outrageous...
Indonesia Uses Military Solution to Stop Separatists ; the Army Kills Aceh Rebel Leader This Week, the Second Rebel Chief Killed in Two Months
The recent deaths of two independence leaders, plus increasing harassment against activists and civil leaders, suggest that the Indonesian government is using the US-led counterterrorism campaign to justify its ongoing efforts to stamp out separatists....
'In the Bedroom' Star Hears Oscar Buzz
Oscar-hopeful Tom Wilkinson ponders his possibilities over morning coffee. "If I was younger, all this," he says, waving a hand indicating interviews and attention, "would certainly turn my head."But, says the British-trained actor whose performance...
Movie Guide
Ratings and comments by David Sterritt and Monitor staff Staff comments reflect the sometimes diverse views of at least three other moviegoers. Information on violence, drugs, sex/nudity, and profanity is compiled by the Monitor panel. STAR RATINGS ...
Northwest Aims to Be 'Clean Energy' Leader
As official Washington argues over a national energy policy based largely on fossil fuels, the Pacific Northwest is pushing to become a leader in "green" energy development worldwide. Businesses, utilities, government agencies, and homeowners across...
Postal Service Tries to Rebound from 9/11 ; USPS Deliveries Dropped at End of '01, but Recession May Be the Biggest Culprit
It's not your usual advertisement. Carly Simon's voice sings as photos flash on the screen. The music swells, the still pictures change to video, and it becomes apparent that all the inspiration is directed at ... the Postal Service. Then a slightly...
Reporters on the Job
* MY DINNER WITH ARAFAT: The Monitor's Cameron Barr had a meal to remember Wednesday evening. He arrived in the West Bank city of Ramallah for an interview with the Palestinian leader at about 10 p.m. Palestinian officials escorted Cameron, two European...
Sharing Stories, a World Away
It is 6:30 Monday night, and a frigid darkness has engulfed Middle Mountain East Road in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia. Here, I find myself cautiously biking in the midst of the city's rush-hour traffic. Land-rovers, Jeeps, taxis, and hundreds of bicyclers...
'Teflon Economy' near Recovery ; despite Sept. 11, Argentina's Woes, and Euro's Tricky Debut, Most Major Industrial Nations See Signs of Rebound
In the days following Sept. 11, some experts predicted that the terrorist acts would deal a severe blow to an already slumping economy, and most saw at least a period of deep uncertainty ahead. Since then, the US and world economies have had to grapple...
The Allure of Cleopatra ; Using Rare Pieces of Art, a Major Exhibition Is Peeling Away the Myth of the Ancient Egyptian Queen as No More Than a Femme Fatale
'How would you like to play the wickedest woman in history?" Cecil B. DeMille once asked Claudette Colbert. But was Queen Cleopatra of Egypt really wicked - or was she the victim of Roman (and later, European) propaganda? "Cleopatra of Egypt: From History...
The Coolest Show in China ; This Ice Festival Started with Oil Lamps, and Now Uses Computers and Neon to Create 4,000 Sculptures
Pull up to the gate of the Ice Lantern Festival here, get out of your cab, and two things will greet you: a blast of freezing air and 300 taxi cabs, all waiting to drop tourists off into the glowing world of ice. But it's worth the wait for one of China's...
Top US Stars Don't Shine Down Under
America's two best tennis players, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, both missed a rare opportunity at the Australian Open, which is entering its final weekend. Agassi withdrew because of a wrist injury before the event even began. Sampras lost a tough...
TV News Moves toward Hollywood Star System
This was a good week for Connie Chung. She started out as an underutilized reporter on ABC and ended up as the newest anchor on CNN, where she will have her own primetime show opposite Bill O'Reilly on the Fox News Channel starting in the spring. CNN's...
Two Strangers Share One Thing in Common
William, who has been introduced in these scholastic reports frequently and discreetly as plain "Bill," was my trail buddy and fellow trout consumer for 30 consecutive annual forays into the Great North Maine Woods. But before we arranged this relationship,...
USA
A judge ordered American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh held without bond in federal custody during a brief court appearance in Alexandria, Va. Lindh (above, on his way to court), his hair closely cut and beard shaved, said quietly "I understand"...
Walking a Tightrope in the Philippines
Ever since Philippine independence from the US in 1946, the place of American forces in this former colony has remained contentious. So the uproar dominating discussion among the Filipino elite over the role of American forces in the south, where they...
When the Tough Get Shredding
To paraphrase John Mitchell, Nixon attorney general and a Watergate figure, "When the going gets tough, the tough get to shredding." Shredding goes beyond stonewalling about administration relations with Enron Corp. The General Accounting Office, the...
World
A US Army Special Forces soldier was wounded in a firefight while his unit was engaged in a "search and destroy mission" for pockets of Al Qaeda resisters in southern Afghanistan, reports said. The injury was described as non-life-threatening. As many...
Young Ballerinas in New York Ready for Takeoff
For a man who communicated gloriously by moving bodies in patterns, George Balanchine also managed to make some memorable verbal statements. Balanchine, founder of both the School of American Ballet (SAB) and the New York City Ballet (NYCB), once declared...

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