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 January 26, 2006

Another New Year Is on Its Way
Chinese New Year starts Sunday. Although we're not Chinese, my family celebrates the holiday, so I have so much to do to get ready - so many different things to take into consideration. For starters, I'm supposed to have all debts paid and get a haircut.Other...
A Push to Focus on Worst Cases in Child Abuse ; after a 7-Year-Old's Death, New York Debates Whether to Adopt a 'Dual Track' Approach, Which Has Support in Other States
Calls to New York's child-abuse hot line have spiked dramatically ever since Nixzmary Brown was buried.The 7-year-old girl, allegedly killed by her stepfather in her Brooklyn home this month, captured the hearts and minds of New Yorkers who never want...
Backstory: Diamond Republic
Lisa Farbstein of Arlington, Va., is what you might call a baseball fanatic. Her parents took her to her first game at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium when she was 7. Admission was 85 cents. She leaned over the railing and got a baseball autographed.Forty...
Banks Aim to Help Immigrants Send Money Home ; Each Year, $100 Billion Is Sent from the US to Relatives Living Abroad. Wire-Transfer Outfits Have Gained, but Now Banks May Do It Better
Every month, Jose Valencia sends between $300 and $400 to his sisters and other relatives in Ecuador from the Delgado Travel office in Queens, N.Y."We never cease to do that," says Mr. Valencia, who heads the New York Association for New Americans, an...
Canada Leans Right. Now What?
If Canada were just another big US state (hardly), an election ousting a liberal party for a conservative one would be a political quake. But Monday's vote merely replaced one minority-led government with another. Such weak parliamentary rule can force...
Champion for Brazil's Indigenous Gets Fired ; Legendary Explorer and Advocate for Native Peoples, Sydney Possuelo Has Been Critical of Landowning Elite
The legendary Brazilian explorer in charge of finding and protecting remote indigenous tribes has been fired from his job after criticizing government officials who said Brazil's native peoples have too much land.Sydney Possuelo's boss, the head of the...
Disney's Gambit on Pixar
"Chicken Little" and "Steve Jobs."Those are the two simplest ways, analysts say, to explain why Walt Disney Co. acquired Pixar Animation Studios for $7.4 billion this week - the latest mega-merger in Hollywood's digital revolution."Chicken Little" is...
Earth Could Warm Up Fast
Recent studies of some of nature's environmental "records" show that global warming can penetrate deep into the ocean faster than scientists have realized. In fact, some such penetration may have already begun.The record keepers are foraminifera - "forams"...
From Our Readers: An Outpouring of Support for Jill Carroll and Her Family
A sampling from the hundreds of letters received by the Monitor.A flood of prayersPlease convey to Jill Carroll's parents and sister that many, many people are fervently praying for Jill's safe release. I am the mom of a Fulbright student who lived for...
Gains in the Quest for Earth-Size Planets ; Discovery of Smallest 'Extrasolar' Planet Yet Is Next Step in Search for Bodies with Earth-Like Conditions
The scene could have been lifted from an Isaac Asimov novel: a planet a little bigger than Earth orbiting a star halfway to the center of the Milky Way.But it's for real - among the latest in a string of discoveries by astronomers searching for alien...
Google's Dilemma: Privacy vs. Police
It's an age-old business dilemma caught up in the new age of globalization: When governments demand something that compromises the interests of customers, what's a company to do?That's the question now before American telecommunications and Internet...
Hear It Roar: Vietnam's Economy Keeps Churning ; since 1989, Only China and Equitorial Guinea Have Grown Faster. This Year, Vietnam May Finally Become a WTO Member
Tran Anh Tuan, a Soviet-trained engineer turned entrepreneur, knows how it feels to hit a brick wall.After losing his job at a state-owned construction company in the early 1990s, he decided to make his own way in Vietnam's "socialist- oriented market...
In Africa, Islam and Christianity Are Growing - and Blending
At first, it seems a surprising sight: inside a two-story mosque in sub-Saharan Africa's largest metropolis hangs a life-size portrait of Jesus Christ.Yet worshipers at "The True Message of God Mission" say it's entirely natural for Christianity and...
In China: Energy Needs vs. Mine Safety ; Beijing Announced a Series of Reforms Tuesday to Improve Safety in the World's Deadliest Mines
It's the deadliest job in China, sending hundreds of thousands of workers underground each day to dig coal from mines that one labor- rights group has labeled slaughterhouses.The flooding of a coal mine in Guizhou Province just last week is the latest...
In-Game Ads Link to the Real World
Even a virtual soldier gets hungry sometimes. That's why one new firm is helping Subway, the sandwich chain, embed advertisements for its $2.49 daily specials in the video game Counter Strike. The real ads - still in test mode - appear on signs an alert...
It's All in a Name ; It Used to Be That the Names of Places Mirrored Deeper Meanings, Values, and Our Past
The news that a town in Texas has changed its name to that of a corporation, in exchange for free TV, made me think about my elementary school, which was named for a local man who died in World War I. I'm not going to pretend that I sat at my desk each...
Letters
How involved should the US be in relieving the Darfur crisis?Your Jan. 23 editorial, "The long road out of Darfur," lays out the complex and dire situation in the region of Sudan where nearly 400,000 people have died. While Secretary of State Rice has...
Life Lessons in the Gulf's Living Lab
They were strangers here a few days ago, volunteering to knock on doors for a community-organizing group. Now Liz Henderson and Kristen Kuriga are greeted as friends. Mary Solomon, a lifelong New Orleanian, welcomes them into her cheerful white house...
New Year, New Horizon ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
Finally, in the third week of January, I slipped my 2006 calendar insert into the planner in my purse. When I did, I found tucked into a slit in the planner cover a 4x6 card with a quotation by Mary Baker Eddy, the Monitor's founder.Here's what it said:...
On Jan. 29, I Will Resolve to
January is almost over, and I'm happy to report that I have yet to fail my New Year's resolutions. Do I credit this to my dedication to making positive changes in my life? Were my resolutions too easy? The answer is: none of the above.This year I made...
Palestinians Cast Historic Vote ; Turnout Was High for Wednesday's Parliamentary Vote, the First in a Decade
Palestinians streamed into more than 1,000 polling stations Wednesday in the first parliamentary election in a decade, one that will determine the shape of future prospects for returning to peace talks with Israel.The ballot itself is largely viewed...
Reporters on the Job
* Run With God: Visiting the church compound of Samusideen Saka, pastor of what used to be called Chrislamherb, staff writer Abe McLaughlin got the tour of the place from his wife."She took me into the mosque and explained that believers regularly 'run...
US to Release Five Female Prisoners in Iraq
A US military spokesman in Baghdad confirmed Wednesday statements by Iraq Justice Ministry officials who said five women detainees are scheduled to be released Thursday.Iraqi officials have been at odds with their US counterparts over the release of...
Why Mexico Helps US Fight Terror ; Its New Border Checkpoints Snagged Seven Iraqis Trying to Sneak into the US Last Year
A top priority of the United States government is to prevent a determined terrorist from crossing the US- Mexico border. It is also becoming a primary mission for Mexico - and the first place it's focusing on is the 375-mile, desolate stretch of land...
Year of the Dog Starts Sunday
On Sunday, people all over the world will celebrate the Chinese New Year. It's one of the most important Chinese holidays. That's because it celebrates the first day of a new year on the Chinese calendar.The Chinese calendar is different from the international...
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