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 November 23, 2004

A Hindi-English Jumble, Spoken by 350 Million
Turn on any Indian television station these days and you're likely to hear things like "Hungry kya?" and "What your bahana is?"Or one of your friends might ask you to "pre-pone" your dinner plans or accuse you of "Eve-teasing."No, you didn't mishear...
A Shortening List of Failing Schools ; States Gauge Progress of Bush's Education Reforms - and Debate What It Really Shows
In New Jersey and South Carolina, big drops in the number of failing schools are being celebrated as evidence of improved educational systems.In both Boston and Chicago, the entire school district has been placed on a "need of improvement" list - setting...
A Small Team Brings Moral Victory to a Divided Town
The Devil Pups from Camp Lejeune - the sons of marines and sailors, traveling to games in a bus painted with sword-toting troops in full regalia - are an athletic powerhouse among the small- town teams of rural North Carolina.The Jordan-Matthews High...
Best Fiction 2004
RECOMMENDED FICTIONALOFT, by Chang-rae Lee, Riverhead, $24.95Up in the sky, flying his little plane, narrator Jerry Battle can't see anyone's face. It's a box-seat for a man who finds it easiest to appreciate people - particularly family - when gazing...
Best Nonfiction 2004
RECOMMENDED NONFICTIONALEXANDER HAMILTON, by Ron Chernow, Penguin, $35Alexander Hamilton is remembered today mostly for his death in a duel with Aaron Burr in 1804. But Hamilton's impact was equal to, if not greater than, that of any of the other Founding...
For Love of the Dance ... a Tale of Defection ; Members of the 'Havana Night Club' Severed National Ties for a New Beginning
Dennis Bain has seen it all - the neon glow of Tokyo, the cafe culture of Paris, the bridges of London, and even the ornate spires of a sheikh's palace. But no matter where his travels carried him, the 27-year-old dancer kept a special place in his heart...
God or Science? ; Ninth-Grade Biology Teachers in Dover, Pa., Must Include 'Intelligent Design' in Their Instruction. Observers Say It Is a Sign of What's to Come
In the boldest strike against the teaching of evolution in more than a decade, the school board of this one-stoplight farming town has tilted its textbooks against virtually the entire scientific establishment - and brought home a lesson from this month's...
Hemispheric Trade Zone Stumbles ; President Bush Spent the Weekend in Chile, the Only South American Nation with a Free-Trade Pact with the US
President Bush returned to the US after a long weekend of talks in Latin America Monday, having addressed, at least briefly, several long-neglected regional issues: Mexican immigration, the war on drugs, and China's increasing influence on the continent....
How They Made a Joyful Noise ; to Celebrate National Bible Week, Nov. 21-28, We Decided to Listen in on the Music of the Ancient Mideast
If you want to join a band or orchestra at your school, you can choose from among many instruments - from a tiny piccolo to a huge sousaphone. In Israel at the time of the Bible, musicians also had a few choices. But Bible scholars are still trying to...
Humanitarian Aid Is a Casualty in Iraq
Within hours, the kidnapping of CARE administrator Margaret Hassan made headlines around the world. What doesn't make headlines is that hundreds, if not thousands, of Iraqi citizens have been kidnapped in the past year. The goal of kidnappings may be...
If Iran Goes Nuclear ... ; Bush Softens His Rhetoric as New Intelligence Indicates Iran Is Accelerating Nuclear Pursuit
As recently as April, President Bush said it would be "intolerable" for Iran to possess a nuclear weapon.Since then problems in Iraq and the presidential campaign have pried attention away from Iran's nuclear ambitions. But now the spotlight is back,...
Letters
Stop gerrymandering with statewide congressional racesRegarding your Nov. 18 editorial, "The Election That Wasn't": Thank you for bringing to light the problem with noncompetitive congressional seats. This adds to the political polarization we see today...
Malaysian Dissident Now Eyes World Stage ; Former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar, Recently out of Jail, Hopes to Bridge Muslim-West Divide
Six years in a solitary prison cell afforded Anwar Ibrahim, former deputy prime minister of Malaysia, plenty of time for reflection.When not reliving his own downfall, he dwelled at length on the divide between the West and the Islamic world, and what...
One Election, Two Viktors. Will Ukrainians Accept Results? ; Pro-Russian Candidate Viktor Yanukovich Is Winning Ukraine's Presidential Contest, but Rival Claims Foul
Ukraine's "orange opposition" was gearing up to contest the result of a bitterly fought presidential election after officials announced Monday that establishment candidate Viktor Yanukovich had all but secured victory over his rival.As international...
Peterson Guilty: But Once, Not Twice
The conviction of Scott Peterson on a separate murder charge for killing the fetus carried by his wife, Laci, raises questions about the moral and legal status of fetuses. Many people, the jury included, recognize that killing his wife in late pregnancy...
Progress for US Beef, but Safety Issues Linger ; as the US Awaits the Test Results of a Possible Mad Cow Case, Some Experts Call for More Reforms of the System
When it comes to cows, one in a million - or in the case of US agriculture, one in 100 million - can have enormous impact on farms and ranches, international trade, and the country's diet.This week the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will determine...
Reporters on the Job
* Hinglish Spoken Here: It is difficult for foreigner living in India, says staff writer Scott Baldauf, not to get sucked into the vortex that is Hinglish - a blend of Hindi and English (page 1). "Little phrases creep into your speech, including vestiges...
Thanksgiving Ham ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
When my family relocated from the prosperous San Francisco Bay area to a small town in southern Indiana, one of my first projects in my new Girl Scout troop was a food drive and distribution just before Thanksgiving. As an 11-year-old, I had fun sorting...
Tracing the Benefit of Preschool, 36 Years Later
As 3- and 4-year-olds, they couldn't have known that their lives would be fascinating to researchers for decades to come. But when the subjects of the High/Scope Perry Preschool Study turned 40 recently, a tracker showed up again - just as when they...
Trimming Congress's Bacon Fat
Congress "porked out" at record levels this year, with some 10,656 pork projects totaling $22.9 billion - a 13 percent increase over last year, according to Citizens Against Government Waste.Alaska was the biggest recipient of pork in the giant $388...