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 27, 2005

Active-Adult Havens for a New Breed of (Not Quite) Retirees
At Sun City Huntley, the only thing missing - in the winter, at least - is the sun.The 55-and-older community, located in the outer Chicago suburbs, may be modeled after the first Sun City that Del Webb opened near Phoenix in 1960, but its golf course...
A Rape Victim Defies Traditional Code
When Mukhtaran Mai, a simple, uneducated peasant of a small village, was gang raped on the orders of a local council, her life was supposed to be over. In Pakistan's tribal and feudal culture, rape victims are usually ostracized. But Ms. Mai refused...
Avalon Packs Luxury - and Power
With a Toyota like this, who needs the luxury Lexus division? That's probably not the line of thinking the automaker meant to inspire when it unveiled the 2005 Avalon - the third generation of its flagship sedan.But that thought might occur as you slide...
Beef Scare Tests US on Cow-Feed Policies ; the Federal Government Insists That American Beef Is Safe, but Doubts Linger among Importing Nations
The new case of mad cow disease in the United States points to the US Department of Agriculture's two basic and - critics say - potentially conflicting mandates.The agency is charged with ensuring the safety of US agricultural products. But it's also...
CDs Look More Attractive, Less Stodgy
If uncertainty over oil prices and the stock market has you looking for a safer alternative, it's time to reconsider certificates of deposit.Until recently, CDs offered such low rates of return that they hardly seemed worth the bother. But as the Federal...
Conundrum: How to Get Procrastinators to Save
Who'd pass up "free" money? More people than you might think. Nearly a third of American workers fail to take advantage of 401(k) plans.Never mind that employers typically match a worker's contributions with hundreds or thousands of dollars a year. Never...
Crime-Busting Cameras: A US-City Experiment
Sitting in Bellingham Square, hub of this city just north of Boston, Philip Quaglione remembers when a surveillance camera hung here at Washington and Broadway.Its pole was knocked down several years ago, he says, either accidentally or by someone who...
Ethiopia's Messy Political Reform ; the African Nation Anxiously Awaits a July 8 Report on Allegations of Vote-Rigging in 135 Regions
The Ethiopian elections last month were supposed to solidify the country's move toward democracy. The ruling party held on to power, but opposition parties made huge gains in parliament. Election monitors, including former US President Jimmy Carter,...
Facing Tough Election, Schroder Turns to Bush, Again ; the German Chancellor - a Vociferous Opponent of the Iraq War - Meets with President Bush in Washington Monday
The last time he faced the prospect of electoral defeat, Chancellor Gerhard Schroder turned President Bush's foreign policy into a campaign rally cry, plunging German and American relations to their lowest point since the end of World War II.As Mr. Schroder...
Freedom from the Grip of Indoctrination ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Since 9/11, there's been significant discussion about the threat posed to the United States by madrassahs in Pakistan and other Muslim countries. Coming from the same root as the Arabic words for "to study" and "to teach," madrassah essentially means...
Graham's Appeal to a New Generation ; with Jumbo Screens and Pop Lyrics, the Premier Evangelist Still Resonates with Today's Youth
Rachel Jun is jumping and squealing with all the excitement of a teenager at an open-air rock concert.But though there's music blaring, and though the stage a few hundred feet in front of her is decked with high-tech lights, two jumbo video screens,...
How Big Does That Retirement Nest Egg Need to Be?
Q: The retirement salary recommended by most experts is 70 to 80 percent of pretax income earned while working. I find that figure nearly impossible to attain for a working stiff. As your salary goes up, you have to save that much more every year and...
I'm Swimming in the Rain, Just Swimming in the Rain
In theory, I love the rain. I love the sound on my windowpane, the sensation of it hitting my skin. I love the way the sky glowers and sulks - then opens up and cries. Often shamelessly.Rain, to me, is about release, about pent-up energy unleashed.And...
Iran's New Hard-Liner Maps Path ; President-Elect Ahmadinejad Insists That Iran Will Not Give Up Its Nuclear Program
Representing the patchwork of divisive factions that swept Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to victory, bearded ideologues and black- shrouded women mixed with Westernized youths at Mr. Ahmadinejad's working-class home this weekend.The hard-line president-elect,...
It Was Perfect Beach Weather
We set out well before dawn. Rising at 3 a.m. was a small price to pay for the joy of seeing an ocean sunrise. After a two-hour drive we arrived, and it was as magnificent as we'd hoped: the vast, empty beach, crashing waves, and luminous clouds drenched...
Letters
Social Security:to privatize accounts or not?Responding to Kerry Lynch's June 20 article "Social Security reform: A way to manipulate the market": This is one of the few articles I have seen which provides the opposing argument and actually gives good...
Madrassah Reform Is Key to Terror War
In recent weeks, some experts have challenged the conventional wisdom about the flagship of Islamic education in Pakistan - madrassahs, those schools where members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban once trained, and which have been called jihad factories,...
New Bush Drive for Support on Iraq ; Faced with Reduced Approval of Occupation, the President Is Launching a Public-Relations Offensive for Staying the Course
When President Bush addresses the nation Tuesday evening from Fort Bragg, N.C., a tableau of US troops behind him, he will make his boldest effort in months to reassure Americans that the administration is not "disconnected from reality" in Iraq, as...
One's Castle, Another's Mall
One of the sacrifices sometimes required of Americans for the greater community good, like yearly tax bills or a military draft, is to give up their home - with, of course, "just compensation."Such drastic seizure of private property, or eminent domain,...
Privatized Social Security - Take 2
'If you don't succeed at first, try, try again." That could well be the motto of those trying to partially privatize Social Security.It's already clear that most Americans don't back Republican efforts to divert some Social Security revenues into private...
Reporters on the Job
* Refusing to Conform : Correspondent Owais Tohid first met Mukhtaran Mai (page 1) two weeks after she was gang raped in 2002 in Pakistan. At the time, he says, she was shattered and could hardly speak. But later, when she came to Islamabad to seek justice,...
Return of the Alien Invaders ; Tales of a Nation under Attack, Which Recur When Public Anxiety Rises, Multiply at Theaters and on TV
Steven Spielberg's "War of the Worlds" is acutely attuned to the zeitgeist of post-9/11 America. In this adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel, Earth is still the most desirable piece of real estate in the Milky Way, the envy of the galactic neighborhood....
The World's Most Intriguing Company
Impossible dream: Take all the books ever written, digitize them, and make them available to the world."We had all these cockamamie schemes for how we could get content," recalls Marissa Mayer, director of consumer Web products at Google. "We thought,...
Will Texas Now Hand out Fewer Death Sentences? ; State Gives Juries the Option of Life without Parole, Raising Questions about Number of People Who Will Be Executed
In what may lead to a significant decline in death sentences, Texas has decided to allow jurors in capital cases to choose life without the possibility of parole instead of death when they see fit.While it is one of the last states with capital punishment...
Wilted Europe Eyes Global Warming (and Air Conditioners) ; A Searing Heat Wave Closes Stores, Opens Windows, and Gives New Life to Perceptions That America Is Inattentive to Global Warming
"I'm sorry, sir, but we can't take credit cards today. It's the heat, you know."The smiling waitress at a sidewalk cafe in this European capital more accustomed to freezing winters than wilting summers was dead serious. Apparently because of what French...
Zen and the Art of Shockwave
Meditation and the World Wide Web may seem as unlikely a pairing as a royal family and mud wrestling, but it is possible to find some sanctuary from the bells, whistles, animations, 'eye-popping' colors and overall hype common to so many websites - without...
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