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 February 7, 2005

A Painter Who Held Her Own among Famous Impressionist Friends
If no artist is an island, then all artistic expression becomes a balance between individual talent and connection with other artists.This premise was demonstrably true in the artistic career of Berthe Morisot - perhaps the foremost woman painter of...
A Week's Worth
* S-l-o-w recovery: The economy added 146,000 jobs last month - fewer than economists expected but enough to keep George Bush from becoming the first president since Herbert Hoover to lose jobs during his watch. From January 2001 to January 2005, the...
British Duo Undaunted by Rivalry ; Prime Minister Tony Blair and Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown Push an Ambitious Agenda despite Political Differences
They have been called the Lennon and McCartney of politics: visionary harbingers of generational change, international A- listers with a global following, formidable partners so intertwined it is hard to think of one without the other.But British Prime...
Bush Hones His Pitch on Retirement ; the President Pushes Hard, as Public Remains Wary of Private Social Security Accounts
Roger and Peggy Carrell and her elderly mother lined up at 4:30 Friday morning to get a good seat at the Qwest Center for President Bush's Social Security roadshow. When they got inside, well in advance of the 8:30 start time, the Mutual of Omaha choir...
Colombia's Ambitious Peace Plan Hits Roadblocks ; the 24 Nations That Were Asked to Fund Disarmament Last Week Said Colombia Must Stiffen Penalties for Ex-Fighters
When right-wing fighters abandoned La Gabarra late last year as part of a government-sponsored peace process, weary residents who were forcibly displaced five years earlier looked forward to finally returning home.But there were some surprises waiting...
Congress Crosses Partisan Divides on Some Issues ; Agreement on Moving Class-Action Suits to Federal Courts Indicates Bridge Building between Parties, for Now
For all the talk of epic battles to come on judicial nominations and Social Security, you might think that nothing is going to happen in the 109th Congress but gnashing of teeth.Yet, while top issues are highly partisan, there are a number of bipartisan...
Feeling Trapped? ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
There have been many, many times when I've felt trapped.When I was a teenager, and on into my early 20s, I learned to face this feeling by becoming an escape artist of sorts. When I grew dissatisfied with my college, I transferred. If I didn't like a...
Forget the Oscars, Who Won the Futas?
Super Bowl rings, Congressional Medals of Honor, and Nobel Prizes are hard to win and most of us lack the star power needed to clinch an Oscar, Tony, Emmy, or Grammy.Nevertheless, more and more these days, Americans who toil in everyday professions are...
In Mideast, Rice Tests Diplomatic Waters ; US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Arrived in Israel Sunday, Delivering Bush's Two-State Vision
President Bush's assessment last week that Israeli-Palestinian peace is "within reach" is facing its first diplomatic test as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice engages leaders on both sides over how to build momentum for reconciliation during talks...
Laid off at 50: How Some Bridge the Retirement Gap ; They're Too Young to Retire and Have Trouble Getting Rehired. Still, Many Facing a Midlife Career Crisis Find Ways to Get By
Minna Vallentine never expected to change careers in her 50s. But when her software firm downsized in 2003, Ms. Vallentine lost her executive position. Despite decades of marketing experience, she couldn't find an appealing position in her field. Finally,...
Letters
To build Israeli-Palestinian trust, dismantle settlementsYour Jan. 28 editorial ("Before Mideast Peace: Trust") urges confidence-building measures such as the beginning of weapons confiscation from Palestinian militants and a "greatly eased flow of people...
New Landlord Has Second Thoughts about Renting out Old Home
Q: We have just bought a second home in the Boston area where we believe the school district is better. We need to be here for only six years, so we decided to take out a seven-year, interest-only loan for $519,000. Meanwhile, we're holding onto our...
Not Ready for a Super Bowl Spot: Rise of Amateur Ads
Never mind those $4 million-per-minute Super Bowl commercials honed by ad agency all-stars and approved by corporate chiefs. In an industry built around buzz, the ads humming loudest today are often unauthorized. Even the ad space has gone wackily creative....
Now, the Gross Corruption Product
The names are as familiar by now as those of tennis stars: Dennis Kozlowski, former chief executive officer of Tyco International; Richard Scrushy, former boss of HealthSouth; and Bernard Ebbers, former CEO of WorldCom.All are on trial for corporate...
Office Memo: 'Blogging' Can Get You Bounced
Suffering from "pure boredom" while working as a features writer for a North Carolina newspaper, Rachel Mosteller began keeping an online journal. Anonymously, with names changed to protect the guilty, she chronicled the people who inhabit just about...
On the Job: Damp Tents, 20-Hour Days ; Three Aid Workers - Indonesian, American, Irish - Are Buoyed by the Courage of Survivors as They Help in the Recovery
Slathered in bug repellent and sunscreen, they work around the clock in crisis conditions. They catch brief snatches of sleep on cots or sleeping pads surrounded by mosquito netting. Outside their tents, the air is a blast furnace; inside, it's a humidified...
Reporters on the Job
* Here Comes the Bride: After the election lull, Iraq's security situation for foreigners has taken a turn for the worse.At least five foreigners have been kidnapped in central Baghdad in the past few days, including an Italian journalist who was kidnapped...
Sidetracked by Trains
In the heart of Boston's South Station, you'll find an open-air bookstore called "Barbara's Bestsellers." You can buy anything from the much-discussed "Against all Enemies" by Richard A. Clarke to such literary works as V.S. Naipaul's "Magic Seeds."...
Social Security Candor ; Bush Should Be More Forthcoming about His Plan
President Bush deserves credit for being willing to start a national conversation on strengthening Social Security, a topic that has long made politicians nervous. Since he highlighted the issue in his State of the Union speech, he's been traveling the...
The African Union Moves a Quiet Revolution
With the world focus on terrorism, the war in Iraq, and now the tsunami, there is some hidden good news, surprisingly in Africa.Over the past few years, there has been a quiet revolution occurring in Africa. For the first time, Africans are beginning...
US Losing the Race to Engage Muslims
Just days ago, I folded myself into a US embassy vehicle in Bamako, Mali, fresh off the plane from Timbuktu, the historic center of Islamic learning and trans-Saharan trade in the north of the country. Looking out the car window, I saw that thousands...
View Emerging of Shiite-Ruled Iraq ; A Leading Contender to Be Iraq's Next Prime Minister Says the Government Should Not Allow Laws That Conflict with Islam
The preliminary count from Iraq's election last week confirms that the main Shiite slate will dominate the new parliament. The only suspense left is how great its dominance will be.Now, slowly and cautiously, the leading Shiite politicians in the United...
Wall Street Optimistic Yet Pragmatic on Social Security ; Many Workers at Investment Firms View Bush's Plan Favorably, but Few See a Boom for Themselves
Joseph Malone, dressed in an electric-blue shirt that identifies him as an assistant trader on Wall Street, is an enthusiastic supporter of President's Bush's plan to add private accounts to Social Security."I don't look at it as risky," he says while...
Weighing Justice and Fanfare in Jackson Trial ; as Jury Selection Begins, a Frenzy of Coverage Prompts Questions about the Media and Fair Trials
On most days, the Superior Court in Santa Maria, Calif., quietly handles speeding tickets, drug offenses, and murder cases.But Monday, with the start of jury selection in the case against pop star Michael Jackson, hordes of reporters, TV crews, and radio...
What You Miss If You Don't Pay Attention
We are five women in the hallway, most uncharacteristically checking out each other's outfits before the workday starts. We fill the narrow hall. A male co-worker arrives and necessarily cuts through our group. We hold our breath, carefully avoiding...

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