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 March 9, 2005

Chinese Legislation Makes Force an Option over Taiwan ; A Bill Introduced Tuesday in Beijing Attempts to Put an End to Taiwan's Moves toward Independence by Threatening Force
China's national congress unveiled its highly anticipated anti- secession bill Tuesday, staking out the right to use military force against Taiwan and making it clear that Beijing will brook no dissent on its claims of sovereignty over the island.The...
Dan Rather: A Pioneer and a Lightning Rod ; Wednesday Night Marks the Final Evening Newscast of a Journalist Who Never Lost His Drive
It was a Texas hurricane that swept Dan Rather into the national spotlight. For those who watched him report from the Galveston Seawall that September of 1961, it helped forge a reputation for tenacity that would follow him for life."You saw the wind...
Does Hizbullah Get to Stay "Special"? ; the Withdrawal of Syrian Forces from Lebanon Depends to a Great Degree on the Future of Hizbullah
Is Syria likely to completely withdraw its armed forces from Lebanon in the near future?Syria is definitely feeling pressure from the popular uprising that started to stir after the murder of former prime minister Rafik Hariri. But Syria's departure...
Europe Stiffens on Terror Suspects ; Britain Is Trying to Enact Measures This Week That Would Impose House Arrest and Ban Internet Use
Sabiha Delic was pregnant the last time she saw her husband. Now her son is almost 3 and still has never seen his father.Moustafa Ait Idir was seized from the Bosnian capital soon after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on charges that he was plotting to bomb...
From a Vase of Sticks, the Fruit of Hope and Promise
It's time again. When the thermometer stays too low too long, and the pristine snow has melted and refrozen so often that the best of it is concrete gray, I bundle up and head to the yard to gather forsythia branches.Granted, when I first pick them they...
Happily Ever after in Retirement
Every March, as daffodils begin blooming in Wordsworth's beloved Lake District, two dozen enthusiastic readers - most of them English and three-quarters of them retired - gather in a country hotel for a brief holiday centered on books. Year after year...
How CEOs Are Being Held to Higher Ethics ; Boeing's Ouster of Its CEO Because of an Extramarital Relationship May Signal a New Corporate Approach
An executive working long hours, away from the family on business trips, develops a close relationship with a subordinate executive of the opposite sex. More than business is transacted.These days, companies are starting to further define the boundaries...
ID Stolen? Call a Privacy Gumshoe. ; Every Year, Millions of Americans Have Their Computers Hacked or Personal Information Compromised. Now, 21st-Century Sam Spades Can Make Your Problems Go Away - for a Price
Your phone bill says you've made long expensive calls to remote island nations you've never heard of. Your computer floods screen after screen with ads and runs as if someone poured molasses into it. After faithfully paying bills on time for years, you...
In My Garden, the First Sign of Spring Looks like More Snow
There is a kind of snowdrop that flowers in the summer, but it's not very convincing, seasonally speaking. Not the genuine article, somehow. If ever there were a plant that belongs to the winter, this is it - with its pure white drop-earrings, dangling...
Killing of Chechen Leader May Empower Hard-Liners ; the Russian Army Said Tuesday It Has Killed Aslan Maskhadov, the Only Leader to Win an Internationally-Recognized Election
Claiming a significant victory in its long-running fight against Chechen separatists, the Russian army announced Tuesday that it had killed a top rebel leader.Russian television showed what is said to be the corpse of Aslan Maskhadov. His envoy in London...
Letters
Whatever Novak's role, source of Plame leak must be revealedI disagree with Pat M. Holt's analysis of the Plame controversy ("Plame leak is not journalism's sin," March 3).Most leaks of government information are not violations of the law. The leak of...
More, More, More, Store, Store, Store
Daniel Chisca knew he had witnessed a bargain one day last year when he saw $400 land an Atlanta man a Hewlett-Packard, Pentium 4 computer with flat-screen monitor - along with a desk, two big color televisions, and $2,000 worth of scuba equipment.Mr....
Nice Jeans. but Should You Really Wear Them to the Opera?
They've been part of the American "uniform" for years, worn to casual restaurants, house parties, and some workplaces.But as jeans become more expensive, they are also becoming more ubiquitous, showing up everywhere from Midwestern churches to Broadway...
Off-Radar Tax Breaks Draw New Scrutiny ; Red Ink and a Presidential Tax-Reform Panel May Put Focus on 'Tax Expenditures.'
A little money - $100 million - to help shipping companies buy new vessels; $230 million to encourage drug companies to develop treatments for rare diseases. Half a billion to assist oil and gas exploration. Another half billion to allow ministers to...
Pro-Syria Voices Push Back ; Bush Renewed His Call for Syria's Pullout from Lebanon Tuesday
With the long-awaited Syrian troop withdrawal under way, the future balance of power in Lebanon will be determined in the coming weeks as the country's rival political factions begin to jostle for influence and position.With the anti-Syrian opposition...
Public Schools Follow the Market, Pitch All-Day Kindergarten
It's a working parent's dream - kindergartens competing to take your children off your hands all day, and the promise that they'll learn something, too.In Arizona, a state with a booming senior population and dwindling pockets of families with small...
Quiet Giant of Diplomacy Looms: US-China Relations
While United States policymakers are preoccupied with the Middle East and North Korea, trouble may be looming in China.Of all the complexities confronting the American planners, China may be one of the most confusing. On the one hand, China's new leadership...
Reporters on the Job
* Comparing Rallies in Beirut : Contributor Frances Brown has been attending the anti-Syrian rallies in Beirut and talking with the students in the tent city. Tuesday's pro-Syrian rally marked a dramatic change both in scale and socioeconomic range....
Signal Behind Bolton's Nomination to UN Post ; as a Conservative, He Will Push to Reform the Body, but He'll Have to Be Conciliatory, Too
President Bush's nomination of John Bolton, the tough-talking neoconservative arms-proliferation expert, as US ambassador to the United Nations is raising a lot of eyebrows and questions at a time when it was thought the administration was out to set...
Teen Flees N. Korea with Boxing Hopes
A year ago, Hyunmi Choi fled North Korea with her family, traveling furtively through China to Vietnam, where family members hid inside a cramped hotel for three months while waiting to be granted asylum in South Korea. Now, several months into her new...
The 'We' in Social Security
It's been just a month or two, but already it seems like 50. The focus-group maestros and message masseuses are out in force. (It's personal accounts, not private accounts.) The megabuck ad campaigns are rolling into place. The folks who brought us the...
Timber Trouble in Aceh
To the thousands of homeless living here, the planks of wood piled high on the sandy dockside are a symbol of hope: new houses are on the way. But to the activists working to save Indonesia's vanishing tropical forests, the same planks spell trouble.As...
Two Faces of Protest ; after Days of Demonstrations by a Young Urban Crowd, a Pro-Syrian Throng Answers in Force
Four layers of Lebanese troops surround Beirut's Martyrs' Square. Inside their shield are the urbane young Lebanese whose nine days of passionate anti-Syria protest have galvanized world attention.But Tuesday, on the other side of those troops, the protesters...
What Are Little Girls Really Made of? ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Do genes make us who we are? What does make us who we are? The presidents of Stanford, MIT, Princeton, and Harvard have all been in the news recently, wrestling publicly with this question, a question that humanity has wrestled with throughout the ages,...
What It Will Take to Watch Next Year's Oscars
If you're anything like me, and I certainly hope for your sake that you're not, your reaction to the recent Oscar ceremonies ranged somewhere between slack-jawed boredom and white-knuckled anger, with an occasional pause along the way for the consumption...
Wright House. Wrong Place? ; for Numerous Reasons, Including Location, Some of Frank Lloyd Wright's Houses Are at Risk of Demolition
This week a four-bedroom prairie-style house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1915 is scheduled to be auctioned off in Chicago. The owner of the building, called the Emil Bach house after its original owner, is putting it up for auction after...
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