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 29, 1999

African-American Artists 'Make Their World'
Henry Hampton, the late African-American filmmaker, devoted his creative life to showing people of color have fought for and in many ways shaped such hard-earned victories as desegregation and voting.In his landmark series "Eyes on the Prize," he depicted...
After 33 Seasons of Woe, It's Atlanta's Turn in Dueling Columns, Two Writers Tell Why Their Cities Are Superior onSuper Bowl Eve. the Winner Gets a Week in the Rival City. the Loser, Two
Atlanta and Denver have almost nothing to do with each other. They are as dissimilar as red clay and shale. One place is the capital of the new South. The other is Vail's doormat.Forced together in a Super Bowl, the two places enjoy no natural animosity....
All aboard My Other Neighborhood
There is a secret community in my city.Until a year ago, I spent little time there. Two or three times a week I would get off the train and stride through the towering confines of 30th Street Station with my book bag slung across my back, making right...
An Unlikely Reformer Is Remaking Indonesia in Election Rules and Possible Autonomy for East Timor, Habibie Movesrather Boldly
Indonesia's president, B.J. Habibie, appears in a hurry to join the likes of Mikhail Gorbachev as one of the great - and unlikely - reformers of his time.Yesterday Indonesia's parliament adopted election laws, drafted by Mr. Habibie's staff, that should...
A Renaissance in the Search for Planets
For millennia, man-kind has pondered and searched for worlds outside our solar system - for planets like Earth that could support life.But since the advent of modern astronomy centuries ago, detection of distant planets has proved to be as difficult...
Before Y2K There Was Y1K
CANTEBURY ENGLAND. AD 999 - An atmosphere close to panic prevails today throughout Europe as the year 1000 approaches, bringing with it the so-called "Y1K bug" - a menace that, until recently, hardly anyone had ever heard of. Prophets of doom are...
Buying Jazz by the Box Is Worth the Investment
There seems no limit to the appetite of music fans for CD box sets, and this seems particularly true in recent months as three ambitious jazz boxes, ranging from four to 14 discs, have hit the marketplace. This prompts a question rarely addressed by...
Children of God Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
In my teacher education PROGRAM, I was taught that both nature and nurture determine a child's intellect and individuality. Nature includes genetic influences; nurture signifies environmental factors. Intelligence - though responsive to early environmental...
Confronting Teens' Tough Subway Talk
Overhearing conversations on a rush-hour packed subway car isn't easy to avoid. Most of us in the back of the car that day probably wished we could retreat into our reveries about what we'd be having for dinner instead of hearing this one.We averted...
Denver's Sweet Success: It's in the Water in Dueling Columns, Two Writers Tell Why Their Cities Are Superior onSuper Bowl Eve. the Winner Gets a Week in the Rival City. the Loser, Two
Oh, Atlanta, you're the sweetest peach I've ever known. But frankly, my dear ... this is war.Oh, I know. Dan Reeves has been there plenty of times before. But it was the Broncos who took him there.The closest your dirty birds have been to the Super Bowl...
Drawn to Animation Adult Viewers Help Cartoons Make It Big in Prime Time
At a 10 p.m. screening of "The Prince of Egypt," the movie theater is packed with adults - there are next to no children present. At the same theater, "a bug's life" is considered a cool date movie.Somewhere along the line, cartoons grew up. There are...
Etc
maybe it was a PRANKIn a country as politically conscious as India, it's usually not hard to find such a high-profile official as the chief of state on any given day. In the city of Bangalore Monday night, however, a local TV announcer was reading -...
For Sports Champions, Once Is Never Enough
There's a funny thing about winning: It's never enough.Never do you hear a winner say after victory, "Well, enough of this." Never does a winner say, "It's only a game." That's a loser's whine.And this is what the Denver Broncos are up against as they...
In Which I Finally Award a Silver Dollar
Once upon a long ago I got involved in a pleasant public- relations attempt to increase consumption of fresh milk, and while the effect on our public was nil, I got my proper reward in a satisfactory manner. Maine was not a heavy dairy state, but we...
Joplin, Jazz & Joy Pianist Marcus Roberts Interprets the Music of Scott Joplin
At the end of the 19th century, Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag" fueled a national craze for ragtime music. The sheet music for "Maple Leaf" sold 75,000 copies its first year in 1899 and went on to become the first piece of sheet music ever to sell more...
Kazakstan's Elderly Go Activist Irina Savostina Leads Pensioners' Drive to Keep Key Issues in Focus,and Keep Heat on President Nazarbayev
With her faded floral dress and disheveled grey hair, Irina Savostina looks like a stereotypical grandmother as she bustles around in her kitchen urging piles of blini upon guests.But this Kazak pensioner is no mere "little old lady." In a country where...
Keenly Awaited 'Star Wars' Heads 1999 Movie Lineup
Looking at the slate of new movies for 1999, the only sure thing seems to be that Hollywood will serve up the same-old same-old with its usual generosity.Trend-spotters are predicting a few fresh departures, of course, but they're hardly bold or risky.The...
Launching a 'Homeland' Defense to Protect Itself from Terrorism, United States Embarks on Protectionprogram Reminiscent of Early Cold-War Days
There is not yet an equivalent of "Bert the Turtle," a cartoon made by the US government in the 1950s to teach elementary school students about surviving a Soviet nuclear attack.But the United States is now engaged in the most intensive self- protection...
Letters
Why British aren't 'on board' with euro The editorial "On board the euro" (Jan. 6) recommends that Britain should join the euro. Such a recommendation could only have been made from inadequate knowledge of the institutions of the European Union. It is...
'Mr. Quality' Made Big Calls on News Coverage after 20 Years as ABC's 'Ethics Czar,' Richard Wald Talks about Killinga Disney Story and Saying No to Dr. Kevorkian
It's been a bumpy five years for Richard Wald, whose seemingly impossible job was to stop journalistic controversies before they happened.Mr. Wald resigned last month as ABC's senior vice president of editorial quality, better known as the network's...
NATO's Clock Ticks on Kosovo US, Allies Threatened Force Yesterday If Fighting Continues. Peaceconference Also Being Considered
After a failed cease-fire that did little to ease tensions in Kosovo, the United States and its allies are moving aggressively along a course that could lead to airstrikes and ground troops.The process, sped up by the killing two weeks ago of 45 ethnic...
One Way to Revive Japan: 70 Percent off at Big Tokyo Store A Close-Out Sale This Month at a Famous Store Creates a Consumerfrenzy
"It's like a sardine can in here," laughs Matsue Owada, looking around at the jostling crowds inside Tokyu Department store in central Tokyo. Mrs. Owada traveled an hour just to be at Tokyu's closing sale and has four fat shopping bags to show for her...
On the Language of Scandal
It was Nicole Messina who made me realize what the Clinton scandal is doing to the English language. Nicole had been a White House intern for four months, and, when she was selected as Miss District of Columbia for the Miss America competition, she asked...
Scientists Call for Action on Global Warming after a Long Silence, a Major Research Group Says Public Concern Onissue Is Justified
Ten years ago, the world's premier group of earth, atmospheric, and planetary scientists declined to wade into the debate over global warming.Yesterday, it jumped in with both feet. Citing advances in research and in modeling Earth's past and present...
Search for the Exit Door
As the saga of President Clinton's impeachment winds inexorably toward a conclusion, the search is on for an ending, a final dotting of "i's" and crossing of "t's", that will satisfy all parties.Mr. Clinton, it is now clear, will not be removed from...
Sports 101
The Denver Broncos, defending Super Bowl champs, are favored to win Super Bowl XXXIII, but that doesn't mean much to the Atlanta Falcons. They have played the role of underdogs all season, right up until two Sundays ago when they beat Minnesota in a...
'The 24 Hour Woman' Showcases Female Directors
A growing number of American women are making their mark as movie directors, and none has shown a livelier commitment to exploring the complexity of women's lives than Nancy Savoca, whose boldly independent films include the wryly amusing "True Love"...
The Fine Art of Animation
"There's this idea that animation can't be probing, provocative, and inquiring because it also has to be {entertainment}," says independent film animator Stacey Steers. "My animation is entertaining ... but it is asking questions, trying to investigate...
The Monitor Movie Guide
Reviews in this weekly guide are written by Monitor critic David Sterritt (the first set of '+' marks in each review) unless otherwise noted. Ratings and comments by the Monitor staff panel (the second set of '+' marks in each review) reflect the...
The Senate's Endgame Moves
The Senate trial of President Clinton on perjury and obstruction- of-justice charges continues to proceed cautiously, one step at a time. Senators are concerned that they uphold their constitutional responsibilities, set no damaging precedents, and be...
Today's Story Line:
President Clinton let it be known - rather calmly - last week that an attack on the United States with chemical and biological weapons is highly likely in the next few years. Anti-US terrorists and rogue states such as North Korea are developing the...
Trial as an Exercise in Emotional Intensity for House Prosecutor Who Will Question Vernon Jordan, 'Human Drama' Iscrucial
It was well after 10 p.m. when House prosecutor Asa Hutchinson grabbed a meal of fast food, drove from Capitol Hill back to Pentagon City, Va., and took the elevator to his high-rise apartment, looking forward to a good night's rest.Representative Hutchinson...
USA
Senators were trying to forge a bipartisan strategy for ending the impeachment trial after dramatic back-to-back, 56-to-44 votes. One defeated a motion to dismiss the charges against President Clinton; the other approved the deposing of three prosecution...
What's on TV
SATURDAY 1/30 The Magic Jersey (Disney Channel, 7-7:30 p.m.): A young boy refuses to allow his football-playing girl cousin into his club until he inherits a magic football jersey from his grandpa. The jersey gives him a whole new perspective on pro...
What Super Bowl? the Action's Down in Rio
For Danilo Mendes, a third-year law student, it was a typical day on scenic Copacabana Beach except for a weird spectacle: Two teams of 11 men each were periodically knocking each other down into the sand. "I know it is American football," said Mr....
World
"Negotiate or else," NATO Secretary-General Javier Solana told the warring sides in the Kosovo crisis. He said Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic must reduce his forces in the province to the level agreed to in the Oct. 12 cease-fire reached with...