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 June 14, 2004

A Girls' Team, a Fired Coach, and Title IX
When coach Roderick Jackson complained that his girls' basketball team was being treated like second-class citizens at Ensley High School in Birmingham, Ala., school administrators took firm and immediate action - against Coach Jackson."I was told that...
At Home, Budget Heroics ; When Reservists Are Called to Active Duty, Nearly a Third of Their Families See a Decrease in Income. How One Such Family Makes Ends Meet
It won't show up in the Defense Department's budget, and it's rarely mentioned on network newscasts, but the war in Iraq and the war on terrorism carry a hidden cost on reservists and members of the National Guard who have been called to active duty....
Attacks Broaden as Handover Nears ; A Spate of Assassinations in Iraq Spurred Secretary of State Powell to Warn Sunday of Growing Threats against Officials
The killings of two Iraqi ministry figures over the weekend has sent a grim message to the new interim administration: Government officials will still be considered targets after the US-led coalition cedes control on June 30.The drive-by assassinations...
A Week's Worth
* Inflation sighting: Due to surging oil prices, the price of imported goods rose 1.6 percent last month - the biggest rise in a single month since February of last year. The price of oil imports has jumped 43.9 percent in the past year. Even discounting...
A Week to Live By
In her eloquent tribute to Ronald Reagan at Washington's National Cathedral on Friday, Margaret Thatcher noted that her former colleague cracked the cold war "by inviting enemies out of their fortresses and turning them into friends."A good guideline...
Based on Hollywood Image, Would You Trust America?
How many Americans are aware that the most sophisticated tools of modern communication are being used on a daily basis in a vast program of disinformation about this country and its people that is beamed into almost every country on Earth?Every time...
Don't Worry - Sing!
It was pouring, and I should have been braced for big noises. But one clap of thunder came with such sudden ferocious intensity that it shot me right out of my chair. Equally impressed, all three dogs burst into the room from the workshop where they'd...
Double Bias: How Some Women Cope
'I'm more than just a woman: I'm Cape Verdean; I'm black; I'm white; I'm Indian," Ann Ulett says at this town-hall meeting for professional women.The moderator prods her: "What if someone at work says to you, 'I just don't see color'?""That's saying...
Follow the Leader: Can Bush Live Up to Reagan?
Like it or lump it, Ronald Reagan left an indelible mark on American economics. His passing has resurrected a debate on the merits of huge tax cuts and resulting deficits - issues crucial to the nation's future.Some Republicans cheer every tax cut. Vice...
Have You Ever Been 'Good Scared'? ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
As I was growing up, I was terrified of street gangs, a rise in racism, street crime, and local terrorist bombings, not to mention global threats such as overpopulation, environmental crises, and mutually assured (nuclear) destruction.I am not so scared...
I Hanker for a Hootenanny
I was too old to be a hippie, but I couldn't help getting caught up in the folk music craze that swept our country in the 1960s. Because of my Kentucky heritage, I had long been steeped in old Appalachian ballads - so it seemed natural that I should...
In Rare Public Dialogue, Saudi Women Talk Rights
Saudi women cannot check into a hotel without a male family member. Stories about the right to drive and spousal abuse are often kept out of the kingdom's media by editors concerned for their jobs.But in the past year, some of those taboos have been...
Letters
Teachers: promote open discussion, not agendasAs a recently retired public school teacher, I'd like to weigh in on your June 10 article, "Reading, writing, and ... war?" Students learn to think best when they are presented with all sides of an issue...
New War on Emissions ; A State Plan to Be Unveiled Monday Would Be the First to Curb Greenhouse-Gas Emissions in Cars
Once again, California is trying to change the world. This time its target is the ever-present automobile, and Monday state officials will announce emissions regulations of unprecedented scope and significance.Never before has a country - let alone a...
Nuclear-Weapons Challenges Rise ; Bush and Pentagon Call for New Kinds of Nukes - and a Missile Defense System - as Bombs' Toxic Legacy Lingers
At a time when all eyes are on fighting what the Pentagon calls the "Global War on Terrorism," the United States is having to address the past, present, and future of nuclear conflict.* Sixty years after the Manhattan Project produced the first and only...
Pakistan Launches New Tribal Offensive
After several months of ineffectual negotiations with tribal leaders, Pakistan has launched a major military offensive against Al Qaeda and foreign militants in South Waziristan.Sunday, Pakistani gunship helicopters and jet fighters bombarded hideouts...
Pressure Grows on US to Aid 'Weak' States to Curb Terrorism ; A Commission Recommends Revamping Aid Programs to Help Nations Solve Problems before Terrorism Takes Root
After the controversy over President Bush labeling three nations an "axis of evil," some experts are urging the US to turn its focus to a larger and perhaps just as worrisome club of "weak" states as a way to curb global terrorism.Moreover, this group...
Privileged Perch of Coq Gaulois
Not long ago, a dreadful thought struck officials at the French government's agricultural research agency. If an onslaught of avian flu were ever to force a mass cull of French poultry, what would become of the nation's proudest emblem, the Coq Gaulois?In...
Q&A: Group of 8 Summit ; US Receptivity Set the Tone for G-8 Summit
The Christian Science Monitor's Ron Scherer just returned to New York from covering the Group of 8 summit meeting held at Sea Island, Georgia.German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder is reported as saying that at the meeting he sensed "a remarkable change...
Reporters on the Job
* A Professor's Pistol: Correspondent Nick Blanford in Baghdad says that it's becoming difficult to keep up with the pace of attacks in Iraq (page 1). This past weekend, "we had assassinations of government officials and a university professor, attempted...
Some Parents Just Say 'Whoa' to School-Required Medications ; as Parents Seek More Legal Protection, Controversy over Drugs' Impact Deepens
When Patricia Weathers's son Michael had problems in his first- grade class, a school psychologist told the New York mother he had attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and needed to be medicated with stimulants. If not, he would be sent...
Tax Advantages of Maxing out 401(k) May Be Too Good to Pass Up
Q: Since 401(k) withdrawals are taxed as regular income, is it better to only contribute enough to get the company match instead of maxing out contributions? You could invest the money after taxes in stocks, where dividends and capital gains are taxed...
Teachers Tied Down by Legal Worries
It was the first day of school when, as a high school teacher, I stopped a student from entering my English class. She was a transfer student, wearing what I considered a lewd T-shirt. I sent her to the principal's office where she was told to go home...
The New Face of Wealth Wears Lipstick
Britain has long been known as a friendly place for high- achieving women. It's had a female prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, and Queen Elizabeth II has ruled for 52 years. Now there's a new milestone: For the first time women make up a larger part...
The Squeeze on Orange Growers ; as Profits Fall and Prospects Fade, Florida Farmers May Launch a Feistier Approach
. - Sweat drips down Manuel Avila's cheeks as he tips another giant tub of Valencia oranges into the mechanical mobile "goat" that collects them before they're taken off for pressing.The Mexican man is used to the midday heat of early June, having harvested...
World Turns Attention to Darfur ; the US May Designate Western Sudan Fighting a 'Genocide'; Europe Has Sent Money for Observers
After more than a year of virtually ignoring the biggest humanitarian crisis on the planet, the world's most powerful nations are suddenly paying attention to the conflict in western Sudan.The central question now is: Will their statements and threats...
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