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 19, 2008

Afghan Air Force Takes off, Slowly
Lt. Col. Bryan Harris was not surprised that the Afghan Army's helicopters were punctured by the odd bullet hole. These Soviet- made Mi-17 transports had been the workhorses of more than two decades of unceasing war.What surprised him was the remedy...
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A Road Map for Detroit
When your car is burning oil, you have a few choices. Buy quart after quart and watch your money go up in smoke. Scrap it and try to manage without. Or overhaul the engine and keep it for the long run.As it stands, the $25 billion US auto industry bailout...
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Auto Giants Up against Bailout Fatigue
Financial support for the beleaguered US auto industry? In today's Washington, that may represent a bailout too far.Democratic leaders in Congress insist that they'll push hard for aid to automakers in this fall's lame-duck legislative session. They...
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Bluegrass Music Echoes from Honky Tonks of ... New York?
If it hadn't been for "Sheriff Uncle Bob," I never would have taken my banjo out of the case. Four months ago, I was a novice player in New York City. I assumed I wasn't good enough to play with other people. But with time off before graduate school,...
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California Wildfire Lessons: Steps by Homeowners Cut Damage
The dramatic news footage depicting towering walls of flame, exhausted firefighters, and plumes of smoke don't tell the story. Tearful, day-after tours of the rubble do.That's when local newsmen with video cameras walk house to house and ask the troubling...
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For Bulgarian Nurses, Freedom Isn't Easy
For eight years, five Bulgarian nurses were locked in a Libyan prison, accused of intentionally infecting 426 Libyan children with HIV, and dreaming of the day they would get released and expose the charges as fraudulent.But that day came and went more...
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How Air Imperils the Sea
If the rising level of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere is a slowly ticking time bomb, some scientists say, the CO2 building in seawater is a depth charge about to explode.The world's oceans are growing more acidic at an increasing - and some...
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In Bogota 'Osama' Works to Keep Streets Safe
In most parts of the Western world, the figure of Osama bin Laden inspires fear and loathing. But in one Bogota neighborhood, "Osama" is now a symbol of protection and safety.Wearing a turban fashioned out of a strip of white, eyeleted cloth and sporting...
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Letters to the Editor
Obama didn't run on race, but prejudice still existsRegarding the Nov. 14 editorial, "Will Obama focus on race issues?": This editorial correctly asserts that Barack Obama did not run on race in his campaign for the presidency. Recognizing, however,...
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My Mother's Kind of Pumpkin Pie
While trying out a new pumpkin pie recipe for a cookbook I was writing, I was suddenly struck by a feeling of betrayal. For the recipe I was using was not my mother's masterfully prepared pie that I always loved and anticipated at Thanksgiving. Even...
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Obama as Metro Man
One highly anticipated appointment by the next president is that of "urban czar," a job that doesn't yet exist. That person will be tasked to fulfill a little-noticed but ambitious campaign promise to "unlock the potential" of cities. Barack Obama should...
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Oil Capture Spotlights Somali Pirates' Reach
By hijacking a Saudi oil tanker - the largest ship ever taken - Somali pirates this week may have guaranteed their biggest ever haul of ransom.The capture of the Sirius Star, which can carry more than one- fourth of Saudi Arabia's daily oil output, helped...
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Quiet Rise of Latin America's Center
The leftward tilt of Latin America has dominated headlines over the past five years, but during the same time, more of the region has moved toward the political center.The number of Latin Americans identifying themselves as moderates grew from 29 percent...
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Reviews of "I See You Everywhere" and "The Flying Troutmans"
As far as fraught relationships go, it's hard to top the bond between sisters. (Although mothers and daughters probably take the ultimate prize.) Two new novels center on the complex, competitive love between sisters, complicated by mental illness.In...
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Thanksgiving for Two
What are your memories of Thanksgiving as a little kid? Probably, if they're anything like mine, it was of Mother hauling a turkey the size of a Volkswagen Beetle to the dining room table, while Dad stood there wielding a threatening knife and fork that...
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The Resourceful Storyteller
My son thinks stories come out of the oven. Every morning he jumps into my bed and demands a fresh story. "You've had all night to bake it, Mummy," he says.We live in Zimbabwe, where books - like bread and many other basics - are hard to find. The government...
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US Colleges Regain Luster for Foreigners
After being scared off in the post-9/11 years by tightened visa restrictions and America's soured image, foreign students are flocking back to the United States in record numbers.At the same time, the number of American university students fitting in...
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What to Do, and What to Do
THIS QUESTION touches on a key issue in time management: the importance of establishing priorities that lead to greater efficiency and peace of mind in the home, office, church, playground, schoolroom. Making good choices through balancing priorities...
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Why Yahoo's Jerry Yang Stepped Down
The rise and fall of Jerry Yang, the departing CEO of Yahoo, captured the imagination of an industry built on just such meteoric climbs and merciless tumbles.Just 17 months ago, Mr. Yang got a rare second chance as a cofounder of a start-up to take charge...
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