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 July 1, 2005

A Childhood Longing for Secret Places
The only lament I have ever had about my old house here in Maine is that it lacks for secret places. I didn't feel this loss at first, when I lived alone. But when I adopted a 7-year-old boy back in 1993, his activities pointed out for me the importance...
A Church's Struggle over Gay Marriage ; the United Church of Christ - Famous for Setting Precedent - Considers Backing Same-Sex Marriage at Its National Synod
As a federal constitutional amendment on marriage garners growing public support, one American Protestant church could soon go against the grain.During its national synod, which begins Friday in Atlanta, the United Church of Christ (UCC) will debate...
Charges of Corruption Dog Two Southeast Asian Democracies ; Filipino President Arroyo Rebuffs Calls for Her Resignation. Her Husband Went into Exile Thursday
Fresh allegations of election graft are hounding the leaders of two of Southeast Asia's more robust democracies.In the Philippines, President Gloria Arroyo faces calls to resign over alleged interference in vote counting after last May's election. In...
China's Subsidized Shopping
One good buying spree deserves another, and since Americans are snatching up Chinese goods with gusto, what's wrong with China using profits from those billions in sales to, say, buy a large US oil company?Not much, if it were strictly a private transaction....
Costs of Care for Veterans: High and Rising ; A $1 Billion Shortfall in Veterans' Healthcare Serves as a Warning of the Price to Come, When Troops Return Home
Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be much on the minds of their countrymen this Independence Day weekend. Marching in town parades. Lauded in speeches.But the pride and the bunting are also a reminder that the price - and cost - of war...
'Deep Impact' on Life Itself ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
In the United States, the Fourth of July is known for its pop, bang, and sizzle, but this year pyrotechnics of different proportions will usher in Independence Day.That morning at 1:52 a.m. EDT, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft will hurl an 816-pound projectile...
From Amateur to Pops Star in Just 60 Days
If at first you don't succeed, wait a year and audition again. That was the philosophy of Frances Botelho-Hoeg, an amateur singer who beat out hundreds of competitors in a contest to sing with the Boston Pops at the annual Fourth of July extravaganza.Ms....
From Asia, Two Unusual Stories ; Avant-Garde Styles Shape 'The World' and 'Tropical Malady.'
Asian imports are having a strong week on American screens with "The World," a Chinese drama, and "Tropical Malady," from a Thai filmmaker."The World" seems like a grandiose title, but it's really ironic as used in Jia Zhangke's new movie - his first...
Give Our Warriors a Raise!
I should have written this column a long time ago. It's embarrassing to admit, but I allowed myself to believe that a preposterous situation was normal until a voice in my head suddenly exclaimed, "Hey, wait a minute!"Our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan...
How Can the West Help Africa? A Global Q&A
Saturday, 10 cities around the world will host some of pop music's biggest names as part of the "Live 8" concert series (www.live8live.com). Organizer Bob Geldof hopes large turnouts will pressure the Group of Eight (G-8) industrialized nations, meeting...
How Iran's Reformers Lost Their Political Way
The Nobel Peace Prize winner could not be more emphatic about the election that swept Iran's hard-liners into the president's office a week ago."Nothing has changed in Iran," says human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi, her gaze unwavering as she sits in her...
Is It Too Early to Say 'No More Iraqs' ?
V-E Day plus 60 years ... Vietnam plus 30 years ... now Iraq ...One stares at the calendar and searches for lessons to be learned. One lesson is the danger of falling into the "analogy trap" ... making new mistakes while trying to avoid repeating old...
Israel Confronts Its Extremists ; in the Second Day of Clashes with Protesters, the Israeli Army Thursday Declared Gaza a Closed Military Zone and Forcibly Removed about 150 Jewish Extremists
In a surprise evacuation that served as a precursor to Israel's planned evacuation of Gaza this summer, Israeli forces overwhelmed some 150 diehard opponents of the withdrawal Thursday who were holed up in an abandoned seaside hotel.Worried that a series...
Lance Armstrong's Final Race May Be His Hardest ; the Cycling Legend's Quest for an Unprecedented 7th Victory in the Tour De France Begins Saturday
Just one more race. That's all Lance Armstrong has left in his storied cycling career. But with retirement a month away, Armstrong's final ride in the saddle could be his toughest.Standing in his way of a record seventh consecutive triumph in the grueling,...
Letters
Bolton nomination: Do Americans want UN reform?In response to the June 22 article "Bush faces hard choices over Bolton": What is concerning to me in the Bolton nomination is the absence of any recognition of the damage to the US image in the world today.This...
Mebbe Gonna Hafta Get Useta 'Gotta'
What a relief to be able to cross something off my list of worries: I've decided that "gonna," "gotta," and similar colloquial forms, known as "reductions" or "elisions," are not necessarily threats to civilization as we know it.I've been mellowed out...
Mood in Mid-America
Around here, Ivan Parks and his wife are almost synonymous with summertime celebrations. Their Sno-Cones have been the salvation of overworked high-school football teams up in Nebraska and the guilty pleasure of fair-going teenagers in the tiny farm...
Movie Guide
NEW RELEASESThe Beat That My Heart Skipped (Not rated)Director: Jacques Audiard. With Romain Duris, Aure Atika, Jonathan Zaccaie, Linh Dan Pham. (107 min.)Sterritt **** Inspired by the 1978 thriller "Fingers," this superbly acted thriller focuses on...
Museums by the Foot ; Art Institutions Are Expanding Gallery Space and Providing Better Amenities, but Are They Also Taxing Visitors' Endurance?
If you've been looking for a way to get a workout and enjoy fine art at the same time, lace up your sneakers and head to a museum.Cultural buildings in the United States are being supersized, with newly enlarged museums opening this year in cities including...
NASA Bombs a Comet - for Science ; Researchers Hope Impact Will Provide Vital Clues to the Solar System's History
Hours before July 4th skyrockets burst into sparkling showers, NASA plans a celestial display of its own.Around 1:52 a.m. East Coast time, a dishwasher-size projectile from the agency's Deep Impact spacecraft is slated to burrow into the core of comet...
Rehnquist's Court, but Liberals Gain ; the Just-Finished Term Yielded a String of Rulings That Set Back Conservatives
If constitutional interpretation were race-car driving, the US Supreme Court term that ended this week would be notable more for applying the brakes than hitting the accelerator.Two key areas of conservative jurisprudence hit speed bumps in major rulings...
Reporters on the Job
* Disengagement Glimpsed : The closure of the Gaza Strip Thursday was triggered by a group of Israeli activists who had set up camp in an abandoned seaside hotel (see story). Correspondent Joshua Mitnick had been following the group for two weeks, and...
The Real Meaning of July 4: Power Belongs to the People
As an American by choice rather than birth, I must confess to my growing concern that the 1776 declaration may not mean what it once did to those keepers of the trust who inhabit government today.July 4 serves as a frank invitation to consider the conditions...
Tug of War over Stratford Mission
Each spring when the snows of another Canadian winter recede, Stratford, Ontario, springs to life again like Brigadoon. The busy commercial city of 50,000, about midway between Detroit and Toronto, transforms into a theater lover's paradise. Thousands...

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