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 14, 2003

Afghans Yet to Lay Down Arms ; A Deadly Skirmish between Warlords Last Week Points to the Perils of Slow Disarmament
The tank battles that claimed nearly 60 lives up in Mazar-e Sharif last week were some of the fiercest since the fall of the Taliban two years ago.Unlike most recent fights in Afghanistan, this one did not take place between Afghan forces and the resurgent...
Anglicans Gather to Confront Historic Rift ; Leaders Meet Wednesday to Address Church Direction on Gay Issues
Anglicans, the world's second-largest Christian family, often say the genius of their denomination is that it embraces people of diverse views and finds its unity at the communion rail.That prized unity now faces the most momentous test in its history,...
Classrooms Spill over into Gardens ; Learning Goes Green in Outdoor 'Habitats'
When seventh-grader David Steinberger saw bluebirds nesting in a garden outside his classroom window, he was hooked."Unless you've seen a bluebird, the pictures don't seem that exciting," he says. "Seeing them is pretty spectacular."Five years later,...
Colombians Want Real Life to Mimic Reality TV
For weeks, Andrea was grating on her roommates. She scolded them for not doing their dishes, talked behind their backs, and never missed an opportunity to butt in on conversations that weren't her business.So she was kicked out.Getting rid of a bad living...
Deep Divide over Kosovo's Future ; Kosovo Serbs and Ethnic Albanians Start Talks Tuesday in Vienna about the Status of the Troubled Province
Ilhan Gjaka and Petar Basharevic have a lot in common. Both grew up playing soccer in the same town, and both are now refugees stranded on opposite sides of their city in northern Kosovo.But these two young men are separated by sharply differing views...
Despite Some Progress, Iraqis Losing Faith ; A Suicide Blast in Baghdad on Sunday Adds to a General Sense of Unease
Hussein al-Jubari should be the perfect illustration of President Bush's recent insistence that "Iraq is making progress." Mr. Jubari sits wedged between stacks of stereos from Japan, hair dryers from China, and satellite receivers from South Korea in...
High and Mighty in Lean Times ; Shiny Sports Cars with Six-Figure Price Tags Flood the Market at a Time When More People Are Pinching Pennies
Automobile lovers, rejoice! It's new-car season again, and this year's crop promises more for everyone - more luxury, more performance, more economy, or more comfort.The most striking trend?Call it "conspicuous acceleration."Never in recent times have...
Hopeful Sign: A Convergence of Growth
When the powerful economic policymakers and financial leaders of the major industrial nations met in Dubai last month, they vowed to stoke the fires of world economic growth.Guess what? Economic flames have already been flaring up. The world's three...
How to Get Gen Y to Carry ACLU Cards ; the Civil-Liberties Group Lures Students with Hip-Hop and Slam Poets
Harvard's Sanders Theatre has hosted plenty of distinguished orators ranging from Winston Churchill to Martin Luther King Jr.Rarely, though, has the venue's august wooden stage ever held as odd a double billing as this: pornographer Larry Flynt and hip-hop...
Letters
Fix US policy in Middle East - or how it's perceived?In response to your Oct. 3 article "Ways to burnish America's image abroad": The United States has spent millions in humanitarian assistance and reconstruction efforts in the Middle East, yet we are...
Lions and Tigers as Pets: Should They Roam Freely? ; Recent Mauling in Las Vegas and Other Incidents Add to Push to Regulate Booming Trade in Exotic Pets
They say dog is man's best friend.But for Victoria Windland-Paraska, a 15-month-old tiger named Tamu takes that title, along with 13 other grown tigers, leopards, and cougars that roam her 15-acre yard in central Florida.Ms. Windland-Paraska is one of...
Muslims in Athens: In Search of a Place to Pray ; with Olympics Coming, Greek Government Approves First Official Mosque. but Local Mayor Blocks Plans
From the street it looks like a lot of other rundown shop fronts in the concrete maze of downtown Athens. Inside and down the stairs, in a fetid, starkly lit basement, the Greek capital's Muslims are answering the call to prayer.In this makeshift mosque,...
Nobel Peace Prize and Piety ; A Muslim Woman Leads Iran to a 'Reformed' Islam
This year's Nobel Peace Prize went to a Muslim woman in Iran whose idea of Islam does not include forcing women to cover themselves head to toe in public or to accept laws that treat them as half- citizens. Most of all, Shirin Ebadi doesn't think Islam...
Put the Patriot Act to Good Use - on the White House Leak
Pity President Bush. He may be the most powerful man on earth, running the most disciplined White House in recent memory, but when it comes to finding the source of the leak that has this town buzzing, he's as helpless as the rest of us, he says.All...
Reporters on the Job
* BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER IBAR: Reporter Arie Farnam says that working in the Kosovo city of Mitrovica is still a nerve-racking proposition, especially if you want to get both sides of the story (this page). There is a bridge across the Ibar River right...
Retailers Look to Strong Finish for Year ; despite Persistent Economic Problems, Consumer Spending Is Expected to Surpass the Paltry Rate of Last Year's Holidays
From candy stores laden with Halloween treats to florists readying for holiday orders, America's retailers are holding out hope that the all-important final quarter of the year will be strong.Despite a stubborn job market and sluggish first half of the...
Rethinking Thinking ; College Classes That Make One Think - It's a Basic Concept Assumed as a Given. but Many Grads Walk Away with a Diploma Yet Still Lack Critical-Thinking Skills. That's Why Some Educators Are Asking Students to Close Their Textbooks and Do a Little More Reflecting
While pondering a problem in a plant biology course at Ohio University one semester, John Withers suddenly realized something unusual was going on: This class was actually requiring him to think.Thinking is presumed to be the bread and butter of higher...
Schwarzenegger's Tough To-Do List ; His Bipartisan Team Has Drawn Praise, but the Test of His Celebrity Leverage Will Come in Sacramento, on the Car Tax and Other Issues
When President Bush lands in California this week to scout out the state's giant lab experiment in voter reform, he'll find gov.- elect Arnold Schwarzenegger receiving high marks for slipping on his smock quickly.In short order, and well before he formally...
The Ruins of Another US Try at Democracy: Haiti
The United States is committed to building democracies in Afghan- istan and Iraq. But there is a country much closer to home that is in desperate need of help - a country where the US and the international community have left a job half done and have...
The Trouble with Silence at Work ; A Harvard Professor Details How Companies Suffer When Managers and Workers Avoid Tough Issues
We're all susceptible. Perhaps we've fumed about a co-worker but avoided a face-to-face discussion with the individual. Or we've glossed over an important difference of opinion because an explanation just took too long.Leslie Perlow didn't set out to...
Tough Times and Trust ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Years ago when I first went into business for myself, my wife and I were in dire financial straits. We had a credit card canceled. Even though our monthly home mortgage was less than a hundred dollars, it was still more than a constant worry. We had...
US Eyes Second-Tier Threats in Terror War ; It Signals Hardening Stance by Focusing on Syria, Libya, and Cuba
The "axis of evil" is back - and in expanded form. Anticipated congressional action against Syria this week is just one sign that the US plans to keep up the pressure on countries it places on the wrong side in the war on terror.The triad of WMD-seeking...
Value of Old Sheet Music Is Judged by Its Cover
Q: I inherited music from my father, an organist who came over from Germany in 1910. He brought over quite a bit of classical and Gregorian music. He also passed down some sheet music from the 1920s and '30s. How might I find a reliable estimator of...
Why Computers Have Not Saved the Classroom ; A New Book Says Technology - from TV to the Laptop - Delivers Less Than Hoped for by Schools
What impact has computer technology had on public education in the US? That's the question journalist Todd Oppenheimer sets out to answer in "The Flickering Mind."Mr. Oppenheimer's conclusion: Putting computers in classrooms has been almost entirely...
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