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 September 6, 2006

A Revival of Sorts for the Jesse Owens Sports Legacy ; Seventy Years after Berlin's Olympic Games, Chris Owens Plays Professional Basketball in a City Whose Streets Bear His Family Name
Sweeping four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics, African-American Jesse Owens captivated Berliners with his stunning performance and defied Adolf Hitler's resolve to showcase alleged Aryan supremacy.Now, nearly three-quarters of a century of upheaval...
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At Last, a Victor in Mexico ; after Nine Weeks, Conservative Felipe Calderon Was Been Declared President
After two months sifting through allegations of fraud and recounting ballots in a process that echoed the US election in 2000, Tuesday Mexico's top electoral court certified conservative Felipe Calderon as the nation's new president. The decision cannot...
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Backstory: In Houston, a Father to Hundreds ; Kidane Araya, a Genial Geophysicist, Opens His Heart and Home to Children Fleeing the Strife of East Africa
Geophysicist Kidane Araya grew up in East Africa's war-torn culture and knows the stories of its people - the ones who've been tortured, killed, the ones who've disappeared. But he's not thinking of those dark times tonight. At the Blue Nile Restaurant,...
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Back to School Means Back in the Chair for a Haircut
When I was a child, the rituals of preparing for any new school year included, without question, a haircut.I never had the long braidable hair I yearned for in grammar school. My mother appreciated simplicity, and although I loved the flowing manes a...
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Beware China's Role in US Chinese Classes
Let's suppose that a cruel, tyrannical, and repressive foreign government offered to pay for American teens to study its national language in our schools. Would you take the deal?Actually, we already have. Starting this fall, American high school students...
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California's Inconvenient Truth
If you buy a large appliance these days, a sticker reveals the estimated costs to run it. California lawmakers should have been as forthright last week. They ordered a 25 percent cut in carbon emissions for the state by 2020. But they weren't upfront...
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Cardio Tennis, Anyone? ; an 'Elite' Sport Tries to Pump Up Participation by Appealing to a Workout-Mad America
George Conlin is hustling. With his white cap pulled down low, the tennis pro instructs his class in a booming voice: "OK! Now, jumping jacks to the net!"Eleven participants stretched across two tennis courts at the Longfellow Club in Wayland, Mass.,...
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Congress Is Back, Its Sights on War ; as GOP Leaders Narrow Agenda to Security, Democrats Charge White House with Incompetence
With only a month of legislating before the fall elections, Congress and the White House are bearing down on the issue most likely to determine control of the House and Senate: who can best protect national security.Both sides of the aisle start off...
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Does Summer Have to End? ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
Last week I received a call from a friend. As she spoke wistfully about the end of summer, I could tell she was bracing herself for the demands of fall and winter.She paused for a moment, fondly remembering the week she spent this summer with her family...
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Don't Abandon the Quest for Freedom in the Lands of Islam
When President Bush set out on his present odyssey to gain support for the war in Iraq, one of his first stops last week was Salt Lake City.Whether by happenstance or cunning political strategy, the stars were perfectly aligned for the visit.Utah is...
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Dorm or Apartment? Hand Me My Pen
At the end of her freshman year in college, having earned a less- than-stellar GPA, our daughter, Amanda, informed us that living in a dorm was too distracting. Her solution to the dorm problem: an apartment. She had already found the perfect one, a...
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Film Gives Freshmen a First Lesson ; Some Colleges Are Promoting Film Discussions, Rather Than Reading Analysis, for New Student Orientation
During orientation, students at Lafayette College paused between the ice breakers and the talks about behaving responsibly to watch a movie. Far from being an entertainment break, it was their first intellectual exercise on the Easton, Pa., campus.While...
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In Europe, a Search for What Defines the EU's Moral Identity ; Newer EU Members Struggle to Promote a More Traditional Morality
Europe, it seems, is having a bit of an identity crisis. As leaders from Budapest to Barcelona vie to guide the continent's forward course, the needle on Europe's moral compass is bouncing frenetically between two increasingly polarized camps.* The European...
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In Writer's Work, a Vanishing Arab World
The life of Naguib Mahfouz, the Egyptian Nobel laureate who died last week, in many ways charts the rise and fall of a generation of Arab intellectuals who came of age during independence, imbued with socialist and nationalist values they expected would...
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Latest Antiporn Target: Hotel-Room TV ; A Campaign Urges Prosecution of Hotels under Obscenity Laws - and Directs People to Smut-Free Lodging
It's a business that has become quietly entrenched in America's corporate culture: pay-per-view pornography in hotel rooms. Most large chains provide the service, along with standard-issue films.The pay-per-view service has brought hotels millions of...
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Latest Fashion: The High-Tech Look
My sister-in-law recently told me about someone who walks into her office every day dressed in a long black trench coat, sunglasses (regardless of the weather), and a huge Bluetooth earpiece for his mobile phone."I think it's just part of the whole 'Matrix'...
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Letters
Capitalism and hard work made America wealthy, not the FedRegarding the Aug. 21 article, "Fed reduces recession threat": I guess we Americans should be thankful that we have the Fed to guide our economic lives. And along with that, thankful for our vast...
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Newest Army Recruits: The Over-35 Crowd
In an Army platoon where the average age is 21, they call him the old man.But when the platoon marched onto Range 18 one day last week in basic training, Pfc. Russell Dilling - at 42, the oldest-ever recruit in the modern Army - delivered. He was among...
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Report: Czechs, Others Sterilize Gypsies ; A New Draft UN Report and Rights Activists Say a Soviet-Era Campaign to Sterilize Romany Women Continues
It is only after a male visitor leaves the room that Helena Gorolova, standing next to her husband, lowers her voice and says, "as a woman I feel worthless."Ms. Gorolova cannot have any more children. Sixteen years ago, she says, doctors at a hospital...
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Reporters on the Job
* Mexico's Voters: On Friday evening, staff writer Sara Miller Llana had a telling conversation with a waiter who works along Reforma Avenue in Mexico City. He told her that he usually makes about $30 a day, but has made no more than $10 a day because...
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US and S. Korea Strive for Unity amid Fears of a of N. Korean Nuke Test ; Analysts Are Concerned That North Korea May See an Opportunity to Deepen the Wedge between the Allies
The United States and South Korea are trying to work through their differences in hopes of steering North Korea away from conducting a possible underground nuclear test.While intelligence estimates suggest that the North may possess six or more nuclear...
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Wake Up to Granola's Golden Goodness
When made with top-notch ingredients, granola served with milk or yogurt can be a tasty, nutritious start for your day. Commercial brands, whether boxed or sold in bulk, tend to be loaded with sugar - up to 30 percent sugar, the same as cookies - and...
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