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 June 26, 2006

A Battle over Rebuilding Rural Billboards ; Storm-Downed Signs Reignite a Debate over How Many Advertisements to Allow - and How Big They Can Be
When strong hurricanes come on shore, valued trees, cars, and sometimes homes get blown away. But not too many people lament the loss of downed billboards. Especially the ones not built to current government code.So when a proposal to allow the rebuilding...
A Defining Moment: Standing Up for Others' Rights
One weekend 40 years ago changed my life. I had grown up white, middle class, a responsible achiever with a strong sense of justice and caring, a pacifist and a peacemaker - not a challenger. This changed in late June 1966 when I happened to watch on...
America's Budget Has 'The Wrong Stuff'
Ben Cohen, cofounder of Ben & Jerry's, is occupied with something he considers "more important" than ice cream: cutting United States military spending by $62 billion and redirecting the money toward education, feeding children around the world, and...
Backstory: A Child's Refuge in a Migration Maze
Talya has a thin face, with shadows. I know she's 11, but so tiny, she could be 8. I wonder about her nutrition. She wonders about her spelling. Clutching her donated notebook,she superseriously writes "doo" and looks up pleadingly. I grin, sheepish,...
Boot Camp for City Officials Teaches 'A Culture of Ethics' ; at a Seminar in California, Municipal Leaders Learn How to Stay on the Straight and Narrow in Times of Temptation
Wearing lanyards and camp T-shirts, the 23 "campers" sat in a circle in the dark around a flickering TV screen. They watched horror videos of real-life public officials who went astray, tempted by bribes, nepotism, and other shady opportunities to benefit...
Congress May Yet Move on Immigration ; Some Experts See Room for Compromise, and Delays Could Cost Votes
Is immigration reform defunct for the 109th Congress? It's looking that way, but there are also new pressures for compromise, especially when lawmakers factor in the cost of doing nothing.House Speaker Dennis Hastert's call last week for new "field hearings"...
Drowning in E-Quotes
To better understand modern miscommunication I dissected the words: text- message. With today's proliferation of BlackBerrys, cellphones, and wireless cafes, how you use the written word is akin to a fashion statement. Consider the ubiquitous famous...
Fresh Hope for Peace in Northern Uganda? ; Talks between LRA Rebels and Uganda's Government Could Begin as Early as This Week
"What do we want?" asks David Onen Acana, paramount chief of northern Uganda's Acholi people. "Peace at any cost."For two decades, war has raged here between the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and the Ugandan government. Under the leadership of Joseph...
Hostilities Rise in Gaza ; Hamas Militants Struck Inside Israel Sunday, Abducting an Israeli Soldier
Pushing an increasingly volatile confrontation closer to open war, both Israel and Hamas raised the stakes Sunday following several weeks of cross-border violence.Israeli tanks entered the Gaza Strip after Hamas militants tunneled into southern Israel,...
How to End Beheadings in Iraq
What Iraqis need is an Ida Wells-Barnett. She is the American black woman, born into slavery in 1862, who led a movement that helped end mob lynchings in the US. Iraq could use someone with her moral leadership as a voice to turn public opinion against...
India's Next Test: Spreading Prosperity
In a giant project called the "Golden Quadrilateral," India is building a state-of-the-art interstate highway system. Yet truckers who ply those roads must pay import duties from one state to another - almost as if their rigs were entering another country.India...
Iraq Leader's Security Plan Targets Sunni Participation ; Nuri Al-Maliki Spoke of Limited Amnesty, Holding Talks with Insurgents, and Disbanding Militias
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki put forward a long-awaited national reconciliation plan on Sunday that is meant to bring Iraqis what they crave above all else: security.Mr. Maliki laid out the 24-point plan to the Iraqi parliament, offering an "olive...
Letters
The debate over electing the US president via a national voteRegarding the June 15 article, "A backdoor plan to thwart the electoral college": California Assemblyman Chuck DeVore argues that the proposed "Agreement Among the States to Elect the President...
Nearing Retirement? Here's How to Ease the Transition. ; Maintaining Living Standards May Be More Difficult for Baby Boomers about to Retire
The transition from full-time work into retirement is a time of promise. But it also can be a time of challenging financial decisions. For years, those nearing retirement have been urged by financial experts to "save, save, save" - and pay down debt....
New Profile of the Home-Grown Terrorist Emerges
Armed with few means but plenty of ideological fervor, an emerging corps of wannabe terrorists is scoping out skyscrapers, conducting terror-training camps, and, in one case, even attacking Americans by using a Jeep.The June 22 arrests of six men in...
Obrador Lures Mexico's 50 Million Poor ; the Leftist Candidate Rebounds as Next Week's Presidential Election Tightens
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is not a man who elicits lukewarm responses."He is marvelous. A superstar. An angel ... a true Mexican patriot," sighs Liliana Garcia Garcia, a shopkeeper attending an Obrador rally last week in the central state of Queretaro.On...
One Egg, Two Guests - and a Meal for Six
It was my custom, as a Peace Corps volunteer teaching English in a small Peruvian town in the mid-1960s, to take breakfast at the pension up the cobblestoned main street. My compatriot Bob also usually ate at the pension in the morning.But on a particular...
One Passion, Two Gardens, and a Dilemma
When people ask about my garden, I correct them. "Gardens," I say. "I have two." "You must really like to garden," they say. Or, sometimes, "That seems excessive."For my part, I like to respond that I am torn between two gardens. Melodramatic, perhaps,...
Red Tape May Strangle Cottontail Rabbits ; Activists Sued Last Week to Force Authorities to Do More to Save a Dwindling Northeastern Species
As champion for all things small, furry, and few, David Wade isn't shy about going to bat for bunnies. Which is why he filed a lawsuit last week to have the New England cottontail declared an endangered species.Rabbits, which typically proliferate like,...
Seeking Answers to Addiction ; A Christian Science Perspective on Daily Life
The number of afflicted is staggering. An estimated 20 million Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs. Millions more are addicted to overeating, sex, and gambling. The price - when you total in lost wages, the costs to public healthcare and the...
Tax Consequences Vary When Family Members Help in a Home Purchase
Q: My husband and I declared bankruptcy six years ago. At that time, my father obtained financing on the home where we live, on which we paid the monthly payment. My father put in writing that, at the time of the home's sale, I would receive the proceeds....
Think Globally? Act Domestically. ; an Investment in Slowing Global Warming - and Saving Money - Begins at Home
Consumers eager to slow global warming increasingly have a financial incentive to think close to home when making choices about where to invest.Efficiency-enhancing systems, from triple-paned windows to water- saving washers offer more than a boost to...

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