Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Christian Science Monitor Source Oct 5, 2009
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Oct 05, 2009 New York to fight terrorism with more street-corner cameras: Mayor Bloomberg moves to expand high-tech surveillance to midtown Manhattan. But civil liberties groups are concerned, and some security experts question its value.
QUOTE: On the heels of breaking up an alleged bomb terror plot, New York is planning to place high-tech security cameras, license plate readers, and "weapons sensors" in midtown Manhattan.... But some terrorism experts have questioned whether a camera network will deter terrorists. They also say that sensors are known to give off "false positives."
Christian Science Monitor Aug 03, 2007 Bridge collapse spotlights America's deferred maintenance: About one-quarter of America’s 577,000 bridges were rated deficient in 2004.
QUOTE: According to engineers, the nation is spending only about two-thirds as much as it should be to keep dams, levees, highways, and bridges safe.
Christian Science Monitor Aug 01, 2007 Ahoy! Got a license to ply US waters? US officials, wary of terrorist use of small craft, float the idea of licenses for recreational boaters.
QUOTE: The US government, eager to improve boating safety and plug holes in a largely unguarded coastline, is considering requiring all states to license boaters or possibly mandating that all boaters obtain a federal photo ID.
Christian Science Monitor Jun 14, 2007 Jammed cities eye 'pay to drive': New York and other major US cities are considering fees for those driving during rush hour.
QUOTE: The concept is simple: to cut down on bumper-to-bumper traffic and improve air quality, charge a fee to use the roads – or even enter the city – during rush hour... [but] Opponents call the proposal a regressive tax that hurts working people.
Christian Science Monitor Apr 17, 2007 How safe are college campuses?: The shootings at Virginia Tech may challenge a cherished culture of openness.
QUOTE: Already, Virginia Tech, where 32 people were killed Tuesday by a student who then killed himself, is under attack for not locking down campus after the first of two shootings. But experts note that tighter security in the aftermath of violence isn't always effective. Instead, some argue, universities must focus more on preventive measures like outreach and helping students identify early signs of trouble.
Christian Science Monitor Apr 13, 2007 A dreaded tax is slated to be fixed: Lawmakers have vowed to revise the alternative minimum tax, which is imposing higher taxes on 4 million middle-class households this year.
QUOTE: The problem is that the AMT [alternative minimum tax] threshold was never indexed to inflation. As a result, more middle-income Americans like Ms. Rauh are getting snagged by it. For many, that means their mortgage-interest deduction, which might have saved them thousands of dollars in taxes in the past, suddenly no longer counts.
Christian Science Monitor Apr 05, 2007 As US foreclosures mount, states step in: New laws aim to prevent fraud, and states are creating task forces and designating funds to deal with the issue.
QUOTE: Soaring foreclosure rates are sending states scrambling...Their goal: to protect homeowners from a new crop of scam artists who claim they will "rescue" borrowers. At the same time, some states are forming funds that could provide affordable fixed-rate mortgages to those on the precipice of losing their homes.
Christian Science Monitor Mar 09, 2007 US heating bills up, but federal aid down: At least seven states are completely out of assistance money or will be soon.
QUOTE: What's happened is that the number of people requiring energy-bill assistance has grown at the same time that Congress and the White House have cut funding by nearly $1 billion from last year. The combination has quickly rippled to the states, and at least seven are either completely out of money or will be shortly.
Christian Science Monitor Mar 02, 2007 Foreclosures rising among high-risk US mortgages: Loans made to people with weak credit during the housing boom have pushed more than 20 companies into bankruptcy.
QUOTE: Across the nation, foreclosures and defaults are rising as mortgages that were once affordable are now expensive albatrosses as the introductory "teaser rates" that made the loan possible end and higher interest rates kick in. Some housing specialists worry that the mortgage industry – with more than 20 companies already in bankruptcy – will raise its lending standards so high that would-be homeowners with less-than-perfect credit will be frozen out.
Christian Science Monitor Feb 09, 2007 To bust child-porn rings, larger role sought for Internet service providers:An alert worker at an Austrian Internet firm was key to uncovering a case this week
QUOTE: To halt the child-porn scourge, law-enforcement officials, particularly in the United States, say such vigilance needs to happen more often – that is, for Internet service providers (ISPs), such as America Online, Verizon, or Time Warner, to root out people selling, trading, or displaying illegal pornographic images.
Christian Science Monitor Aug 28, 2006 This fall, new push against Big Tobacco: A record eight states have antismoking initiatives on the ballot, including ones that would raise taxes per pack.
QUOTE: This fall, voters in a record eight states will be voting on tobacco-control initiatives that range from sharply higher taxes to smoking bans in most workplaces...But those opposed to the new tax, a combination of tobacco interests and business groups say it would "exacerbate" the smuggling problem and perhaps give extra money to those raising money for terrorism.
Christian Science Monitor May 19, 2006 Should DNA be collected from all criminals?
QUOTE: those who commit such low-level crimes in New York State may soon be required to give DNA samples to authorities - just as convicted rapists or murderers do...Mr. Saloom of the Innocence Project objects to law-enforcement agencies holding the DNA of innocent people, especially those who merely cooperated with an investigation.
Christian Science Monitor Mar 16, 2006 A siege on the child-porn market: Titans of finance join forces to try to thwart online trafficking in illicit images.
QUOTE: For the first time, titans such as American Express, Bank of America, and Citigroup will join forces to try to thwart the use of credit cards and other financial tools to buy child pornography.
Christian Science Monitor Jun 09, 2005 Rising benefits burden: GM has announced 25,000 layoffs, but other industries face similar cost burdens
QUOTE: There are corporate commitments to provide a pension - some 44 million Americans get a monthly check - that add up to as much as $124 billion a year. There are also healthcare benefits that many companies have agreed to provide, either voluntarily or by union contract, at a cost of billions more each year. Now, even with the economy far from a recession, the cost of these promises is becoming a drag.
Christian Science Monitor Oct 09, 2002 Buildings donated by 'corrupt' CEOs face name shame
QUOTE: But now, those big donors have tarnish around their names. Some of them are in jail, some are indicted and accused by the government of being crooks. Should those names be sandblasted off the walls?
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