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 November 28, 2005

Always Room for More Books ; I Will Decline to Buy Almost Everything I See, but Can Always Justify Purchasing Another Book
I went to a craft fair recently and saw lots of interesting stuff, such as ceramic noisemakers that the grandchildren would love, a wool-felt wall hanging of fanciful forget-me-nots, and a watercolor print that captures the feeling of our farm.So what...
A Tough Look at a Key Environmental Law ; A Congressional Group Finishes Public Hearings on Law That Assesses Impacts of Federal Projects
The National Environmental Policy Act - known as the Magna Carta of US environmental laws - is under intense political scrutiny.For 35 years, NEPA has required that everything built or operated on federal land that "significantly affects the quality...
Backstory: No Paint, No Problem
In his autobody shop in Greenville, S.C., Greg Porter creates hot rods that are metallic works of movable art. They sell for as much as three times the price of the finest car to roll off the BMW line here in Greer.Mr. Porter's square jaw, haystack hair,...
Can Fallujah Be Rebuilt? ; in This Iraqi Town, US Faces Challenges in Creating Jobs and Attracting Investment
Dump trucks ply the roads, hauling away debris from wrecked homes. Backhoes churn the earth, laying new service lines. And mountains of bricks and buckets of paint are slowly turning war- ravaged Fallujah into a functional city again.For US forces in...
Chinese Decry Toxic Coverup ; Chinese Media Are Leveling Rare Criticism of the Slow, Secretive Response to a Toxic River Spill
A 50-mile stew of toxic benzene floated up the Songhua River for 10 days before Chinese authorities acknowledged the severity of what has been the most serious river pollution in recent memory here. Not until the dense mess hit the major city of Harbin...
Divine Love - How Can You Feel It? ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
I remember the first time I really felt divine Love.I had felt loved by individual people all my life. Here and there would be a particular person who reflected Love to me in a way that made me feel special. A Sunday school teacher, a best friend, a...
Europe's Telltale Year
In her understated way, Britain's Queen Elizabeth termed 1992 an annus horribilis. Fire struck Windsor Castle, royal marriages fell apart, and the monarchy came under public scrutiny. In 2005, that Latin phrase could easily apply to Europe as a whole.This...
How to Find a Financial Adviser Who Shares Your Values
Q: I am looking for a financial adviser to help me make wise, socially responsible investing decisions. Do you know where I can find a listing or directory of such advisers?D.P., via e-mailA: You're going to have to do some digging, because while there...
Indian Air Force, in War Games, Gives US a Run ; Foreign Fighter Jets Performed Well against F-16s in Recent Exercises
Mingling over a few rounds of golf, dogfighting a bit over the jungles of West Bengal - this month's Cope India 2005 war games were billed as a standard two-week exercise between Indian and American top guns.But in website chat rooms devoted to the arcania...
Injured Chicken Conquers All and Finds a Coop in a Coupe
This is about a chicken coup. There is also a coop in this story. There's even a coupe. But "coup" is the right word because this is a story of conquest.It all began when I started on my daily walk past the strewn parts of the 1936 Ford coupe my husband...
In Montreal, Delegates Look at Post-Kyoto World ; Their Focus Will Be on How to Keep the Environmental Protocol Moving after 2012
When the Kyoto Protocol took effect in February, many hailed the event as a significant political start in a long-term fight against global warming - despite President Bush's declaration in 2001 that the US no longer would participate.Monday, delegates...
In Philippines, Watchful Eye on Converts ; Most Are Peaceful, but Some Former Christians Help Islamic Terrorists, Slipping by Police
Four years ago, Joey Ledesma went home and told his mother, a devout Roman Catholic, that he had "returned" to Islam.Her reaction was shock and anger; they argued and fought. In the room where he prayed, she stuck pictures of the Virgin Mary to the wall...
Letters
Loss of support for Iraq war has many roots other than the warIn response to the Nov. 21 article, "Why Iraq war support fell so fast": None of the "wars" (Korea and Vietnam) cited in the lead paragraph as examples of occasions when public support declined...
Old Ice Gives New Clues to Climate Change ; Carbon Dioxide Levels Are Much Higher Than at Any Time during the Past 650,000 Years, Scientists Discover
Drilling deep into Antarctic ice, scientists have extended Earth's climate history by another 210,000 years. The new results, they say, drive home two key points:* Today's atmosphere holds concentrations of carbon dioxide significantly higher than at...
Oregon City Builds a Reputation as a Hub for Software Revolution ; Portland Is Benefiting from the Arrival of High-Tech Companies with an 'Open Source' Philosophy
As a kid in the 1980s, Bart Massey spent hours tinkering with computer programs, writing his own source code and then sharing it with friends. He and his buddies comprised a small band of curious computer whizzes with no agenda, and certainly no rules....
Outsourcing Moves Closer to Home ; A New Trade Agreement with Central America to Take Effect Jan. 1 Tempts More US Companies to Try 'Nearsourcing.'
A lot has been written about the outsourcing of high-tech and customer-service jobs to lands overseas. But the latest threat to job security in the United States, some argue, lies right next door, south of the border.Touting Central America as the "new...
Reporters on the Job
* Meeting at the mall: The key to today's story on the links between militant Filipino converts to Islam and terrorist acts, was talking to an Islamic convert, says correspondent Simon Montlake. So when he met a Muslim activist contact in Manila, he...
Set a Deadline That Lets Iraqis Prove What They Want
There is a process in American political life by which the unthinkable becomes the inevitable and the inevitable becomes, inevitably, a big mess. Central to this process is a peculiarly American inability to ask, let alone answer, the vital questions...
The Iraq Story: How Troops See It
Cpl. Stan Mayer has seen the worst of war. In the leaves of his photo album, there are casual memorials to the cost of the Iraq conflict - candid portraits of friends who never came home and graphic pictures of how insurgent bombs have shredded steel...
Throw Some Cold Water on Free Trade
Failure of the current round of world trade-liberalization talks might be a good thing. If they succeed, the result will be more free trade and an acceleration of already widely unpopular globalization.The Doha round, named after the capital of Qatar,...
Today's Hot New Career Handbook? the Bible
Landing in jail threatened to end Joseph's promising career. But he befriended the warden, won release from Pharaoh, and emerged, as the Bible tells it, to save Egypt from starvation.It's the kind of journey line that, more or less, Willie Jones is hoping...
Who Is Checking the Background Checkers?
John McDonald used to spend hours perfecting his resume and cover letters before applying for information-technology jobs in his native Boston. But after one potential employer hired a screening agency to investigate his background two years ago, the...

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