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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 July 2, 2004

After Years of Muted July 4ths, More Pyrotechnics in the Works ; in a Surge of Patriotism, Towns Throw Costs to the Wind
In Huntington Beach, Calif., the fireworks are moving to the beach - and within reach of neighboring communities - for the first time in 30 years. In Springfield, Mass., a local newspaper has raised $80,000 for a display over the skyline this weekend,...
A No-Bake Bake-Off Takes the Cake
Cultural decline is in the details. That is why the 100 finalist recipes in this year's Pillsbury Bake-Off contest were so worrisome. Looking over the recipes, it's all too plain to miss. There was next to no baking at the 2004 bake-off.In fact, the...
Armstrong Races for Tour Record, Drug Charges in Pursuit
When Lance Armstrong sets off Saturday in his quest for a record- breaking sixth victory in the Tour de France, he will be dogged by more than a pack of younger riders snapping at his heels.He will also be pedaling under a cloud of fresh doping allegations...
A Test Run for Plays in Rural N.Y
Amy Irving sits on a bench on the Vassar College campus among Victorian buildings and an Olmsted-designed landscape of towering trees and shaded lawns. She holds a book of poetry in her hands. Clusters of students lie about, reading and talking. Someone...
Bush, Kerry and Iraq's Sovereignty ; Does Handover Diminish War as an Election Factor?
This week's milestone - the transfer of power in Iraq to an interim government - is a vital factor in the US election. And it doesn't matter at all.Three-quarters of Americans wanted the US occupation forces to transfer sovereignty to Iraqis, according...
European Soccer Tournament Winner: Nationalism ; in One Week, Underrated Portuguese Team Reaches Tournament Finals While Prime Minister Becomes EU Chief, Lifting National Pride
When Portuguese midfielder Nuno Maniche curled a long-distance shot into the upper right corner of the Dutch goal Wednesday night, he capped off what has been a banner week for his small country.Maniche's goal beat Holland 2-1, sending Portugal into...
Get Thee Behind Me, Simon: Judging for the Pops
When I received a phone call from the Boston Pops to serve as a judge for their "American Idol" style competition, my first reaction was, "You must be kidding!" Surely this cattle-call audition - a first for the renowned orchestra's annual Fourth of...
Getting under the Skin of Cole Porter
Kevin Kline considers himself an actor, not a singer, despite the fact that his two Tony Awards were both for musicals - "The Pirates of Penzance" and "On the Twentieth Century."But when he was cast as Cole Porter in "De-Lovely," a film that's a musical...
Hong Kong Reasserts Its 'People Power' ; at Least 400,000 Residents Rallied Thursday in Support of More Democratic Freedoms from the Mainland
Doubts about the ardor of Hong Kong's residents for greater freedoms may have been settled Thursday on a stiflingly hot and muggy day as at least 400,000 people marched quietly from a sports park to central government offices, starting at 2:30 p.m. and...
How Iraq Will Change US Military Doctrine ; More Emphasis Will Be Put on Peacekeeping and Dealing with Messy Political Conflicts. Are Preemptive Strikes Dead?
Years from now, when today's lieutenants and ensigns are generals and admirals, what will make them nervous? That is, what will be the "Vietnam syndrome" equivalent applied to those in uniform today, battlefield experiences they had that raise warning...
Hussein's Defiant Day in Court ; Rejecting War-Crimes Charges, Hussein Still Claims Presidency
Thursday Iraqis got their first glimpse of Saddam Hussein since his December capture, when the disheveled strong man was shown being prodded with a tongue depressor by an American doctor.This time the images of the deposed Arab dictator broadcast worldwide...
Iraqi-Led Security Missions Begin ; More Than 600 Iraqi National Guard Troops and Police Launched a Military Operation in Mosul Thursday
Hundreds of Iraqi troops and police armed with AK-47s swarmed through a troubled district of Mosul at dawn Thursday, launching the first major military operation conceived and led by Iraq's new security forces.More than 600 Iraqi National Guard (ING)...
Justice for Cambodia, Too
Justice for Iraqis who endured Saddam Hussein's brutal reign is now in sight. Charges such as genocide were leveled against the ousted dictator Thursday.But justice has not been so swift for another nation that suffered a similar despotic regime. The...
Letters
Moore: Not a Rush, just a filmmaker with a causeRegarding Dante Chinni's June 29 column "Fahrenheit fuss: What exactly was everyone expecting?": When leaders give solemn assurances that we must fight a war and people must die based on their facts, those...
Movie Guide
NEW RELEASESBefore Sunset (R)Director: Richard Linklater. With Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff, Mariane Plasteig. (80 min.)Sterritt **** See review.The Clearing (R)Director: Pieter Jan Brugge. With Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, Willem Dafoe,...
Nice and Easy at the Fed
Anybody wanting to finance a new car, buy a house, or pay off big credit-card debt can't be pleased with Wednesday's decision by the Federal Reserve to start raising a key interest rate.It was the first increase in four years, and marked the end of an...
On Rights, No Blank Checks for the President
It's called "the imperial presidency" - the notion that, acting in what he deems to be the national interest, the president has an inherent right to violate the law, and even the Constitution.The question of inherent powers outside the law has risen...
'Pops' Idol ; the Boston Pops Hosts a Contest to Pick an Amateur Vocalist for Their Fourth of July Gala Concert
Kathy Porter first heard the news from one of her sisters: The Boston Pops Orchestra would conduct a talent search for amateur singers. The sister was convinced that Ms. Porter, who recently became a grandmother, had the vocal chops to win the prize:...
Reporters on the Job
* Hong Kong Heat: Staff writer Robert Marquand left his hotel and jumped in a cab to go cover the pro-democracy march in Hong Kong yesterday (page 1). The cab driver told him to take note of the scene ahead: Police had stopped car traffic some distance...
Rings, as You've Never Seen 'Em ; Cassini's Quest to Saturn May Show That High-Budget Probes Still Play a Key Role in Solar-System Exploration
Battlestar Galactica rides again.The international Cassini-Huygens spacecraft has begun its historic four-year tour of Saturn, its spectacular rings, and its moons, following a flawless arrival late Wednesday evening.Yet as the grand tour begins, the...
Tell Us What They Are, Not What They Aren't
Last week the case was made here that the English language needs a better term for "illegal immigrants." Now I'd like to add another item to the wish list: We need a better term for "nongovernmental organizations," or NGOs.If migrants - legal or otherwise...
Terror-War Involvement Defines Court's Term ; Decisions on Sentencing Guidelines and Law-Enforcement Tactics Could Also Have Big Impact
In a historic application of judicial power, the US Supreme Court has elbowed its way into the war on terrorism.It is that assertion of its authority as constitutional enforcer that perhaps best highlights the high court's work in its 2003-04 term, which...
The Charms of 'Sunset' ; Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy Keep Their Momentum
Art movies don't usually spawn sequels. It's hard to imagine "Son of Citizen Kane" or "Next Year at Marienbad."Richard Linklater's new release, "Before Sunset," is one of the occasional exceptions to this generally reliable rule. It's a follow- up to...
The Lullaby of the Train Whistle
It's insistent, reaching me through a light slumber, nudging at consciousness. I've dozed off looking out the window at passing scenery. I was last aware of a charming little town with blue and white sailboats in a cozy harbor, somewhere in Connecticut.There...
True Independence on the Fourth of July ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
In the United States, this July 4 is a day to celebrate 228 years of independence. Bands, speeches, and fireworks commemorate the national tradition, and have been part of the American landscape for a long time. It's a day for both patriotism and a lot...