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 March 8, 2007

Backstory: A Marine's Corps De Ballet ; A Unique Pas De Deux: A Soviet Ballet Star and a Medaled Ex-Marine Run a Very Intense Dance School in Rural Maine
Andrei Petrovitch Bossov, the former Soviet ballet star, looks into the wall-length mirror and barks French ballet terms in a thick, indecipherable Russian accent. "Entrechat!" "Fouette!" "Plie!"His students stare back. They try to move as he moves,...
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Brazil, US Look for an Ethanol Alliance
It is a boiling hot summer day in rural Sao Paulo state and all you can see for miles is sugar cane. Jose Pilon and his family have been producing cane here since 1946, and they've been turning it into ethanol for fuel since 1975.More than 10 years ago,...
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Bush Tries New Tack with Latin America ; the President's Five-Country Tour, Which Begins Thursday, Will Focus Less on Trade and More on Social Issues
With one eye on Hugo Chavez, President Bush heads off Thursday on a five-country tour of Latin America designed to display a US leadership capable of working with the region's democratic leftists - and of showing as much interest in social issues as...
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Charlie Chaplin Brings out Smiles - Even Years Later
My first memories of movies are of flickering black-and-white images of Charlie Chaplin. The revival theater in my neighborhood played silent movies often. In honesty, it was not a true "revival" theater. The elderly manager had only silent movies to...
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Climate Change Brews Ocean Trouble ; Scientists Tie Global Warming to Increased Upwelling of Deep Ocean Water, Which Can Create Crippling Aquatic Dead Zones
The year 1972 was a banner one for wheat farmers in the United States, a bad one for Peru's anchovy fishermen, and therein lies a cautionary tale about coastal fisheries, climate change, and their impact on America's pocketbook.That was the year that...
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Even White House Predicts Rise in Greenhouse Gases
For years, the Bush administration has been under pressure from scientists, environmentalists, and other countries to acknowledge and do more about climate change believed to be the result of human- caused greenhouse gases.Now, as reported by several...
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Heavy Imprint of Libby Verdict
The felony conviction of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is now history, but the aftereffects - and the issues that undergirded the case - will linger until the last day of George W. Bush's presidency.On its own, the case of Vice President...
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How Do You Make Electronics Easier to Recycle? ; A UN-Led Group Is Grappling with the Growing Crisis of High-Tech Trash
Mountains of outdated electronics are rising worldwide, and a United Nations-led initiative launched in Bonn, Germany Wednesday is trying to set standards on how to recycle it.Known as "e-scrap" or "e-waste," discarded electronics are one of the fastest-growing...
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In Miami, a Tangled Tale of Lost Public Housing ; the US Is Set to Take Control of a Local Agency amid Charges That Millions in Public Money Were Wasted or Stolen
When Caprice Brown and her three children were evicted six years ago from their rundown apartment in one of the most depressed areas of Miami, they were promised a sparkling new housing development that would revitalize the community.Instead, they ended...
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Iran Cracks Down on Women's Rights Activists
Women's groups here have abandoned plans to demonstrate for equal rights on International Women's Day today, after more than 30 of their colleagues were jailed for protesting on Sunday.But even after that decision, rumors spread by e-mail and cell phone...
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Letters
Find silver lining in Iraqi government's oil-sharing planIn response to the March 5 commentary, "Why Iraq's new oil law won't last": Although this opinion piece did raise some valid points, in general it seemed completely one-sided and totally negative....
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Low-Income Families Get College Aid Help
Filling out financial-aid forms is a notoriously complex part of applying to college. But this year, researchers are using tax season to try to make that task less taxing.More than 1,700 potential college students and parents who earn less than $45,000...
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New Protection against Domestic Violence in India ; A Progressive Law Has Emboldened Thousands of Women to Exercise Their Legal Option to Leave Harmful Marriages
For several years, Santosh Chauhan felt trapped in her violent marriage. Despite suffering physical and verbal abuse from her husband for delivering a female child and not meeting dowry demands, her lack of economic independence compelled her to remain...
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On Latin America Trip, Bush Should Strengthen Ties with Brazil
As President Bush travels to Latin America Thursday, it's become fashionable in Washington to argue one of two extremes when it comes to policies in the region.On the left, critics suggest that the war in Iraq and perceived US neglect of Latin America...
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On the Horizon
Asteroids get a kick out of sunlightTwo independent teams of astronomers have monitored separate asteroids with radar and telescopes and uncovered the first direct evidence that sunlight speeds up an asteroid's spin and changes the direction of its axis....
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Reporters on the Job
* Afghan Rambo: Staff writer Mark Sappenfield says that it was interesting to see firsthand both sides of the debate about the behavior of foreign troops in Afghanistan, especially at a time when President Hamid Karzai is calling for an investigation...
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Russian Bid to Counter Western Criticism ; New Publications Tout the Achievements of Putin and Aim to Clear Up 'Misunderstandings.'
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his aides at the Kremlin say they feel surrounded, and they're not going to take it anymore.Russian corporations are being foiled abroad; the Russian state is being unfairly blamed for volatility in global energy...
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The Afghan Guard Who Stops Suicide Bombers
There is trouble outside Camp Phoenix. The American base on the dusty outskirts of Kabul has called for English translators. The problem is, the Americans have now hired their translator, and a crowd of Afghan job hunters at the camp gate is getting...
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The Battle over Fired US Attorneys ; Eight Lost Their Jobs, Leading Democratic Lawmakers to Try to Rein in Presidential Powers
The Bush administration's controversial firing of eight US attorneys sets up a major clash between the White House and the new Congress, as Democrats step up efforts to rein in new presidential powers.At issue is whether the Justice Department's decision...
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The Greening of China
Both the US and China - the largest emitters of greenhouse gases - have a goal to make sure those emissions grow more slowly than their economies. Yet both are barely making progress. Of the two, China now seems to want to act more boldly.On Monday,...
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The Time Is Ripe for the US to Engage Syria on Mideast Issues
The evenings are still chilly as shoppers browse Damascus's new up-market shops for the latest European fashions. But in the side streets, vendors are selling crunchy green almonds, and as the seasons turn you can sense a new self- confidence in a regime...
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Toward a Chance-Free Life Expectancy ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
Advertising plays a useful role in connecting customers with products and services. But if you were to do a "reverse TiVo" this evening - recording a program-free string of commercials, instead of vice versa - you might think that Americans, especially...
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Where Celebrities Roam, Ordinary 'Stars' Shine Bright
'Hannibal Lecter" was once the honorary mayor of my hometown. I remember seeing him for the first time as I strolled down our quaint little main street one morning. He was sitting contentedly at a table outside the local deli, washing down what appeared...
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