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 April 27, 2005

Action-Hero Governor in Retreat Lately
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's "Year of Reform" is fast becoming a year of retreat.What began in January as an outsized agenda - encompassing a range of issues as arcane as redistricting and as controversial as merit pay for teachers - has steadily...
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An Artist on the Trail of State Flowers
When the Credit Union National Association asked landscape artist Margaret Huddy to paint "portraits" of all the states' official flowers, she thought it would be an easy and enjoyable commission.After all, what could be so difficult - or controversial...
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A New Federal Move to Limit Teen Abortions ; the House Considers New Out-of-State Restrictions
The abortion issue has long undergirded some of the biggest political questions of the day - from how federal judges are confirmed to whether a politician can credibly compete for the presidency. Now, with little fanfare, the House of Representatives...
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As South China Prospers, Aid from Overseas Chinese Shifts ; Emigrants Have Long Donated Funds for Schools and Temples, but Now They Are Targeting Business Ventures
Ethnic Chinese living abroad - particularly those from south China - played a crucial though often hidden role in the opening and economic rise of China. Sons and daughters from the coast migrated to neighboring Pacific shores, finding prosperity, opening...
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Be Still ... and Know ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
"Are you busy, ubabaMkhulu?" they ask, using the Zulu word for grandfather. I look up. "We have something for you."Never too busy for a surprise, I wave Joyce and Doris into the study where I'm working at the computer. Diffident, yet purposeful, they...
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Each Spring, Dad and I Set Sail - in Nebraska
I inherited the awning job from my older brother when he left home to join the Navy. It became a familiar routine: Put them up in the spring, take them down in the fall. Those red-and-green awnings shaded the windows to keep the blazing heat of the Nebraska...
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From Colorful Mayor to Presidente? ; Antanas Mockus, Who Showered on TV to Show Colombians How to Conserve Water, May Run for President
At a time when a half-dozen people were killed on average every day in the Colombian capital, former mayor and presidential candidate Antanas Mockus tossed a glass of water in the face of a political opponent to show that conflict doesn't always need...
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Guidelines Proposed for Stem-Cell Research ; the Plan Would Set Up Local Review Boards and Restrict Research That Introduces Human Cells into Animals
The debate over the use of embryonic stem cells in medical research has been batted between Congress, President Bush, state legislatures, and the United Nations. Now it's about to go from high- level politicians to local review boards.That's one likely...
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In Turkey, Muslim Women Gain Expanded Religious Authority ; A New Class of Educated Women Are Demanding More Rights. Some Now Monitor the Work of Imams in Local Mosques
Covered in a pink and gray head scarf that tightly frames her round face, and adorned in a long, dark-blue overcoat, Zuleyha Seker hardly seems like a rebel. But as one of 400 women preachers, known as vaizes, currently working in several of Turkey's...
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Letters
Comparing Pol Pot's terror to today's war on terrorAlexander Hinton's Opinion piece on the lessons to be learned from the Cambodian tragedy ("Lessons from killing fields of Cambodia - 30 years on," April 14) was one of the best I've read in some time.Mr....
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Living 'Outside the Box' - One Escapee's TV-Turn-Off Year
I once unplugged the TV for a month. It was summer, the season of long walks, barbecues ... and reruns. But if I really wanted to prove I could break free from evening sessions of tube-induced passivity, I'd have to make it through a New England winter....
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Lost in (Russian) Translation
Some 45 years ago, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev paid his first visit to the United States. It was a turbulent encounter for both Khrushchev and Americans. Khrushchev scoffed at American economic prosperity, deplored Hollywood's tastelessness, and...
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Love Me, Love My Furniture ; She Can't Stand His Old Recliner. He Dislikes Her Art. How Do Couples in Second Marriages Blend Their Stuff?
As an interior designer, Ronni Whitman sometimes helps couples in second marriages combine "his" and "hers" possessions into an artful mix of "ours." But when she married and began the same task herself, she faced a challenge: Her husband was firmly...
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New Gaps in Controlling the Spread of Nuclear Arms ; Moves in N. Korea and Developing Countries Coincide with Global Review of a Nuclear Treaty
While in Pakistan to help break ground for a nuclear reactor, China's premier talks about enhancing bilateral nuclear cooperation by selling the country two more nuclear power plants.The United States, as part of a stepped-up energy dialogue with India,...
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Not Leaving Ex-Cons in the Lurch
Disturbing figures on the excessively large numbers of inmates in US prisons reflect lopsided anticrime policies that for too long have failed to address the needs for rehabilitation of former prisoners.A report released Monday by the US Bureau of Justice...
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Profs Who Plagarize: How Often?
Imitation may be flattering but copying in the academic world is rarely appreciated - at least, not without citations and footnotes referencing the original.In recent years, students have been heavily prepped on the perils of plagiarism. But it turns...
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Refugee or Deserter? ; Some See Jeremy Hinzman as a Brave Resister. to Others, He's a Traitor
Days before Jeremy Hinzman was to be deployed to Iraq in January 2004, the young United States military paratrooper, his wife, and toddler son piled into their Chevy and drove 18 hours from Fort Bragg, N.C., to Canada.Mr. Hinzman deserted the 82nd Airborne...
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Reporters on the Job
* Women and Islam in Turkey : Correspondent Yigal Schleifer decided to work on today's story about the growing role of women in Turkey's mosques (page 4), because "it's a story that's very reflective of Turkey's larger effort of coming to terms with...
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The Quiet Legacy of Those Interminable Sunday Drives
The dreaded Sunday drive was the bane of my otherwise idyllic childhood. After church, my grandfather often treated our family to lunch at restaurants in country settings fancy enough to have starched white linens, heavy silverware, and a view.It was...
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Too Much of a Good Thing Leads to Too Much Trash
Francisco Davila, a 27-year-old self-admitted drug addict, was beaten up recently by residents of a middle-class Caracas neighborhood. His crime? Scattering garbage as he rummaged through bags for anything of value.Undeterred, he was back at it just...
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US at Least Seizes Zarqawi's Laptop ; Wanted Terrorist Is Believed to Have Fled a February Raid on Foot, but Agents Got Key Computer Files
The United States military has not yet managed to catch Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the top Al Qaeda-linked terrorist in Iraq. But they have perhaps snagged the next best thing: his laptop.In today's Internet world even a brutal terror figure apparently carries...
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Using Software to Model Death Row Outcomes
Convicts on death row can wait for years while appeals are filed and protests lodged. Many never get beyond this limbo. Others are executed.What determines the final outcome? That is the question two professors, one a criminologist, the other a computer...
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What I Lost, and Found, When I Became a Father
A few years ago, when my wife and I talked of having a child, I wasn't sure I was ready.This wasn't because of my lack of ease with children. Quite the contrary. Despite my adult appearance, children sense in me a kindred spirit. I've never entirely...
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With Chicago Arrests, Mafia Takes a Hit ; A Major Attack on Organized Crime Sheds Light on 18 Murders
The indictment of 14 Chicago Mafia members might well be an episode of The Sopranos, complete with nicknames, "made" mobsters, family intrigue, crooked detectives, murders that go back decades, and a detailed explanation of a structure that includes...
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With Syria out, Lebanon Clout Grows ; the Last Syrian Troops Left Lebanon Tuesday, Ending 29 Years of Military Domination
Elite Syrian paratroops in pressed camouflage uniforms and red berets marched alongside their Lebanese counterparts at an old airfield here Tuesday in a colorful farewell ceremony that formally ended Syria's 29-year military presence in Lebanon.The departure...
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