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 August 3, 2006

Antarctica under Siege ; Stunning Beauty and the Promise of Oil and Minerals Are Bringing More People to the Once-Pristine Continent
At the bottom of the world, more than two miles beneath the wind- blasted surface of Antarctica, sits a wonder of the last untouched continent.Locked deep in the Antarctic ice is Lake Vostok, the seventh- largest body of fresh water in the world, yet...
As A/C Whirs, Consumer Budgets Tighten ; Utilities and Advocacy Groups Are Trying to Help Consumers with Double-Digit Increases in Electric Bills
The temperature's not the only thing rising: So is the cost of keeping cool.Across the sunbaked nation, utility companies, which are churning out a record amount of electricity as they try to keep up with the heightened demand for air conditioning, are...
Backstory: An Electrifying Job atop an American Icon ; We Make the Rounds with Bill Tortorelli, the Empire State Building's Chief Electrician
In the early 1950s, when Bill Tortorelli was just a boy, his father used to take him to the roof of his grandmother's tenement on West Broadway and Prince, point out the Empire State Building, and tell him it was the "most amazing building in the world."...
Boys Thrive with Structured Work and Play ; A Faith-Based Study Program Works with Boys in Middle School to Prepare Them for Demanding High Schools and College
It's a sticky day as teenage soccer players crisscross the campus of Merrimack College, just outside Lawrence, Mass. But for the boys of Bellesini Academy, which meet here in the summer, sports will have to wait. First there's a whole morning of algebra,...
China Faces Suspicions about Organ Harvesting
A pair of human rights activists are charging that "a crime against humanity" is happening on a large scale in China. Members of Falun Gong, a spiritual movement banned by the Chinese government since 1999, are being "in effect, murdered for their organs,"...
Dog Days of a Scottish Summer
I was spending 10 days in western Scotland, where it seemed to me that the sheep vastly outnumbered the residents. Each day I walked and walked, overwhelmed by the beauty of the landscape. I was told I could go anywhere, since the law gives walkers access...
Hizbullah Guerrillas Await Fight amid Ruin ; Two Hizbullah Fighters Offer a Glimpse into Their Views and Guerrilla Tactics While Awaiting the Israeli Army
Staying in the shadows of this ruined town, Hizbullah fighters Haj Rabieh and Abu Mohammed were unfazed by the ominous whine of an Israeli drone overhead."We take our chances and we take our precautions, too," grins Abu Mohammed, whose wiry frame and...
I Learned to Love an Enemy ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
I was once the target of incorrect accusations, and the situation ended up in the courts. I had to be interviewed by several officials of the court, and each of their findings was devastatingly negative toward me. I had a hard time reading their reports,...
Israel Begins Carving Buffer Zone ; Hizbullah Rockets Landed Deeper in Israel Wednesday as Fighting Intensified in Lebanon
Against a backdrop of more than 200 rockets raining down on northern communities like this one, the Israeli military pushed deeper into Lebanon Wednesday making its objectives in the three- week-old war clearer.Israel wants to force Hizbullah beyond...
Joint Effort Is Necessary to Broker a Cease-Fire ; the UN Should Lead the Way to Israel-Lebanon Peace, but It Needs US Support
Mark Twain once said that everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.The same could be said of efforts to establish a multilateral peacekeeping force in the Middle East. Not only is there no agreement on a peacekeeping force,...
Letters
Ideas vary concerning how to keep track of sex offendersRegarding the July 28 article, "Efforts grow to keep tabs on sex offenders": The offense category of sex offender represents an offender who is known to have a very high rate of reoffense. These...
Mexico's Mission: Bridge the Divide ; the Big Picture Made Clear by Mexico's Election Is That the Country Is Bitterly Divided along Class Lines
Hundreds of thousands of supporters have been mobilized by the runner-up in Mexico's July 2 presidential election who has undermined his legal appeal - to be decided by Sept. 6 - by threatening nonrecognition of the winner if each and every ballot is...
New Treasury Head Eyes Rising Inequality ; in His First Major Speech Monday, Henry Paulson Pushed America's Wide Income Gap onto the Agenda
The wide gap between the richest and poorest Americans has not often been the topic of choice for the Bush administration's two previous Treasury secretaries.So it was notable this week that Henry Paulson, the president's latest Treasury head, chose...
Ohio Scholars Get Taste of College
A ninth-grade class at the Martin Luther King Jr. magnet school in Cleveland typically has about 200 students, most of them African- American, half of them male. But by the time graduation rolls around four years later, the numbers have plummeted. This...
On the Horizon
Wanted: spacedust screenersAstronomers are hunting for interstellar dust grains, and they want your help.This week, scientists launched their "stardust@home" project. It's an online effort to identify perhaps 50 grains of interstellar dust from within...
Organ Harvesting and China's Openness
China is scurrying to welcome the world when it hosts the 2008 Olympic Games. That event will bring thousands of visitors with laptops and video cameras, along with TV networks. What kind of country will these foreigners find? Will it be one whose government...
Pakistan Turns to Its People, Not Aid Groups, in Disaster Relief ; the Government Is Paying Earthquake Victims Directly to Help Them Rebuild. but Some Say More Money Is Needed
The new home of Mohammed Ramzan lies lonely above a cornfield, jerry-rigged from old wooden beams and donated metal sheets. For the time being it is not much, only two rooms with dirt floors. But for Mr. Ramzan and his family of eight, survivors of October's...
Reporters on the Job
* Rockets and Shells: Correspondent Nick Blanford wasn't looking for Hizbullah fighters when he arrived in Srifa, a town in southern Lebanon that had been "flattened" by Israeli bombs. He was with three other journalists, the first reporters to arrive...
The Man Seen as Japan's Next Leader ; Shinzo Abe, a Conservative Who Is Hawkish on Foreign Policy, Will Most Likely Be Tapped in Late September
In late September, Japan will get a new prime minister. The post is almost sure to be filled by 51-year old Shinzo Abe, a man who has been picked out as a contender to one day lead his country from before he could barely walk.The race to replace current...
When Heat Hits, City Hall Comes to the Rescue
The blacktop bakes and even the friskiest dogs wilt.In the Midwest and East, people have been shedding layers and slowing down, trying desperately to escape the oppressive heat in a week when ice cream melts instantaneously and air conditioners labor...
Where the Next Castro Might Take Fidel's Cuba ; Some Analysts Say Raul Could Open Up the Country's Economy and Start to Ease Hostilities with the United States
Where Fidel Castro is known as the publicly charismatic visionary, his younger brother Raul is the technician, the talent scout - the consummate manager.Fidel sees China's gradual shift toward free-market reform as a betrayal of socialism. Raul, the...
Why US Effort to Rebuild Iraq Came Up Short ; Although the US Has Spent Almost $21 Billion on Projects, Funds Have Been Diverted to Security
The US-led reconstruction effort in Iraq - comparable to the Marshall Plan after World War II - is drawing to a close, but falling short of its original goals.Of 14,000 planned projects, more than 500 have not been started. Others are in progress including...
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