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 29, 2005

America's Best Collegiate Athletes Often Not American
When swimmer Ryk Neethling powered South Africa's Olympic relay team to an unprecedented gold medal in Athens last summer, the Americans were surprised, to say the least. Except for US assistant coach Frank Busch."We'd talked about it for a long time.......
A School Built on Navajo Values
A piece of string takes on the likeness of a Navajo rug pattern with just a few swift twists of the fingers. In a corner of the K-2 classroom, giggling children show off their skill at "spider games." They get to practice only in winter - the season...
As Gaza Pullout Nears, Some Israelis Move in ; Monday, Israel's Knesset Rejected a Bid to Delay the Gaza Strip Withdrawal
If all goes as planned, this tiny settlement will disappear from maps of the Gaza Strip by August. But Effi Eitam, a legislator for the hard-line National Religious Party, is making it his new home.When they visited here last week to inspect a small...
Catching Up without Letting Go
What spells "success" for native American students? Certainly one answer would be improvement in their reading and math scores, which lag significantly behind those of their white peers. But many educators also seek to give native students a solid grounding...
Cross-Cultural Connections ; A Father and His Son Discover Japan and Each Other
Peter Carey's title says it all: "Wrong About Japan." The latest book by the author of "Oscar and Lucinda" and other well-received novels is an adventure in understanding between father and son, as well as between East and West. The Australian novelist,...
Faiths Vary on Life-or-Death Care Choices ; the Schiavo Case Brings Questions of Theology and Human Responsibility to the Forefront
Tzvi Hersh Weinrab and Richard Address are both New York City rabbis who firmly believe Judaism forbids the hastening of death. But the case of Terri Schiavo has nevertheless revealed in them two sets of moral outlooks, methods, and conclusions that...
'God, Are You There?' ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
We had argued about something - I don't even remember what now - and my teenage daughter ran into her room, slamming and locking the door.I slumped into my chair. It seemed that this was the norm for our relationship lately. As a single parent - my husband...
GOP Conspiracy Theorizing: A Side-Effect of Hubris?
There are some basic rules in politics. When the public is with you, claim a mandate by the will of the people. When the public is against you, claim a strong personal compass that isn't swayed by polls. And when you think your control and approval are...
Grad-Student Walkout: First Step to Getting a Union?
When David Wolach arrived at Columbia University in 1999 to pursue a PhD in philosophy, he didn't anticipate any conflict other than a few departmental squabbles."I entered Columbia with the expectation that I would bury my head in my studies," says...
Iraqi Troop Training: Signs of Progress ; Critics Say Pentagon Keeps Revising Number of Trained Forces, Proving the US Has No Exit Strategy, but Military Sees Gains
Over the past 18 months, Washington's estimate of the number of trained Iraqi security forces has gyrated up and down as if it were a stock market index.Last spring, for instance, the Defense Department's number for Iraqi police and military personnel...
Kyrgyz Politicians Strike Deal That Could Undo 'Tulip' Revolt ; Postrevolutionary Leaders Agreed Monday to Recognize the Parliament That Protesters Say Was Fraudulently Elected
The fractious political forces here patched together a compromise Monday ending - at least for now - the uncertainty and legal limbo following the overthrow of President Askar Akayev last Thursday.But the deal, which will legitimize a new parliament...
Latin Leaders Try to Diffuse Tensions ; Arms Deal by Venezuela's Chavez High on Agenda of Regional Summit Tuesday
Why would Venezuela's 32,000-strong Army need 100,000 new rifles? That was the question asked by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld during a tour of South America last week."I just can't imagine what's going to happen to [them]," he said, in reference...
Letters
Proposed Texas toll road could be a slippery slopeRegarding the March 23 article, "A 10-lane road to the future," what should the public think about the state taking private lands, then using those lands to get into the motel, restaurant, gas, etc.,...
Oil Prices Spread to Grapes, TVs, Pizza
Christie Baker, owner of Flowers on the Green, recently had to hike the cost of a delivery in Guilford, Conn., from $6 to $8 to make up for the higher cost of gas. In La Jolla, Calif., Domino's just increased the amount it pays delivery drivers by a...
One Man's Taxing Task: IRS Reform ; Catch the Role of a Commander in Chief in a Cast of Millions
Trying to pay the IRS a $2,709 tax debt after her divorce, one woman dealt with so many employees she lost count, but the names filled three pages. She paid her tax debt three times. Yet the IRS refused her money and said she owed nothing - at least...
Proposed Uranium Deal to China Raises Weapons Concerns ; Australia Is Negotiating to Supply Fuel for 40 to 50 New Nuclear Power Plants in China
The Howard government has begun negotiations with Chinese officials to sell uranium to the energy-hungry Asian giant in a deal that is expected to be signed within 12 months.Judging by the standards of supply and demand, the deal makes complete sense....
Reporters on the Job
* Rare Footage : Staff writer Robert Marquand got his first glimpse of the rare video of North Korean summary executions (page 1) on a BBC news broadcast. "I saw a 10-second clip, but there wasn't much context to evaluate the significance of the tape,"...
S. Korea Bars Secret Video of the North ; A Tape of a Public Execution, Smuggled into South Korea, Is Kept off the Air
On a bleached and scratchy video image smuggled out of Kim Jong Il's closed regime, blindfolded prisoners are tied to white posts on a rocky landscape, shot three times, and dragged away. The rare video footage of summary executions in North Korea -...
Taking the UN into This Century
It's been a long time since the world's gaze fell on the UN General Assembly. The more powerful Security Council mainly takes the spotlight as the world's diplomatic boxing ring. Yet in coming months, the 191-member Assembly will be asked to reshape...
The Two Worlds of Native American Teens
In a seminar on "contemporary world events" at Lame Deer High School, Cinnamon Spear, a senior honors student, joins her fellow Cheyenne Indian classmates in dissecting the question: "Why did this happen?"Why did an apparently troubled Ojibwe teenager...
Tracking the Idea Smaller Doses Have Bigger Effects ; Homeopathy Enlists Bygone Famous Names and Now 15 Million Americans
Today conventional medicine conceives of itself as a strict science based solely on facts and clinical evidence. Homeopathy - which some 15 million Americans continue to seek out as an alternative means of healing - is one of many therapeutic loose ends...
What's Your April Fool's Quotient?
With April Fool's Day just around the corner, it's time to sharpen your wits. How gullible are you? How quickly can you spot a fraud? Here are a few "tune up" exercises to put you on your toes. Check your answers to find your "AFQ."Some simple ones to...
World Rights Take a Lift from a Neo-Nazi? ; Warning: Francine Prose Is Unsafe for Sacred Cows
Comedy has a few rules, and heading the list is: You don't make a Holocaust survivor a butt of satire. Francine Prose, whose previous "Blue Angel" was a finalist for the National Book Award, apparently didn't get that memo. Or else she did, and chose...

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