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 September 28, 2001

An Airport, and a Symbol
As the United States moves forward to a new normalcy, security concerns remain paramount. Efforts to enhance the safety of tall buildings, water supplies, nuclear plants, manufacturing plants, airports, and other means of transportation abound. Nowhere...
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A New York State of Mind ; from the 'A' Train to the Rainbow Room, a Tour of Venues That Most Define New York Shows How Much the City Has Changed - and Refuses to - 17 Days after the Attack
Reported by staff writers Ron Scherer and Liz Marlantes and contributor Harry Bruinius in New York. 'Normal" in New York has never been like "normal" in any other place. This is a city with its own definition of a minute, where a mile is measured...
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A 'Normal' Day in a New America
In 1942, President Roosevelt, in a "Call for Sacrifice," called on the home front in World War II for "self-denial" and for the abandonment of "many creature comforts." In 1961, President Kennedy, in his inaugural address, said that in the cold war...
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As the Home-Run Record Teeters, Where's the Buzz?
The questions are two: Will Barry Bonds hit historic home run No. 71 this weekend? And will anyone care? With nine games to go in the baseball season, the San Francisco Giants slugger has notched 67 homers onto his Louisville Slugger and needs just...
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'Atlantis' Is Worth Finding; 'Word' Isn't ; 'Hearts in Atlantis' Is a Mysterious Coming-of-Age Tale; 'Don't Say a Word' Won't Generate Word-of-Mouth
The folks at Warner Bros. will surely be embarrassed if Hearts in Atlantis isn't a hit, because it's hard to remember a movie with more built-in selling points. Based on a book by bestselling author Stephen King, it was written by Hollywood veteran...
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Bush Air-Safety Plan: Will It Restore Faith? ; President's Steps Include Stronger Cockpit Doors, Federal Oversight of Airport Security
President Bush's proposals to safeguard the skies - and help US airlines fill more than a paltry 40 percent of their seats - are an extraordinary high-level gambit to restore public confidence in air travel. Mr. Bush's $3 billion plan to improve...
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Cincinnati Clings to an Uneasy Calm ; the Acquittal of an Officer Who Shot an Unarmed Black Teen Prompts Renewed Outrage - but Less Violence
In a sign of the conflicted emotions wracking this aging river city, Valerie Torberg and six of her girlfriends walked the streets late Wednesday night - praying, singing, and preaching nonviolence.At the same time, two blocks away, protesters set...
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'Dark Angel' Kicks off Season with New Angle
"Dark Angel," Fox's breakout hit of last year that returns tonight (9-10 p.m.), is an edgy sci-fi show about a genetically engineered woman created by the military to be a "super soldier." Set 20 years in the future, it explores life after a massive...
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Despite Closings, N.Y. Theater Bounces Back
Broadway and off-Broadway theaters are settling back into business as usual - and business as unusual - after struggling through one of the biggest box-office drops in history because of the terrorist attacks Sept. 11. Daily Variety reported Tuesday...
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Giuliani as Gotham's Phoenix ; 'The Phoenix Builds the Phoenix's Nest, Love's Architecture Is His Own.' - English Poet Richard Crashaw (1613-1649)
Despite his heroic leadership after the Sept. 11 attacks, Rudolph Giuliani may not win state approval allowing him to stay on as New York City mayor. But that would be all to the better. Nothing will be more important to putting a shine back on the...
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History According to Hollywood
Do movies distort our views of past events? Or do they do a service by arousing our curiosity to find out what really happened?At the moment, it's hard to imagine Hollywood making a movie based on the events of Sept. 11. But the industry track record...
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How Will Jordan Do? Dunno. and That's the Beauty of It
Admit it. You'll watch. That's what it all comes down to with Michael Jordan. The greatest ever, No. 23, is coming back as a player in the National Basketball Association with the lowly Washington Wizards, who this week confirmed months of speculation....
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Indonesia's President Backs US. Does Her Country? ; as Megawati Pledges Support in Washington, Islamic Groups Threaten Americans in Indonesia
In the world's most populous Muslim nation, tensions are rising over an expected US attack on Afghanistan. The US State Department is warning Americans to stay away from Indonesia. Some US Embassy staffers and their families here are preparing to...
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Isaac Stern: A Vital Violinist ; Plucky Violinist Defied Scud Missiles and Would-Be Developers
Isaac Stern was more than just a violinist. A glib speaker of uncommon personal force, he organized a group to save Carnegie Hall from demolition in 1961, later serving as president of the Carnegie Hall corporation and chairman of the board of the...
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Letters
The media's role: sensation, censorship, or sense? My only criticism of Michael Epstein's article ("TV journalism under attack!" Sept. 20, opinion) is that it did not go far enough. Not only is what Mr. Epstein wrote absolutely true, the content of...
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Manhattan, Rising Above
Almost all building in Manhattan or any other metropolis amounts to rebuilding, for something has to come down before a new structure goes up. But this time, the rebuilding must be done with special, public-spirited deliberation - to create symbols...
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Movie Guide
Ratings and comments by David Sterritt and Monitor staff Staff comments reflect the sometimes diverse views of at least three other moviegoers. Information on violence, drugs, sex/nudity, and profanity is compiled by the Monitor panel. STAR RATINGS...
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New York, a Beacon of Diversity ; Filmmaker Ric Burns Says the 'Meaning' of the City Has Changed 'Permanently'
New York has been "an experiment to see if all the people of the world could live together in a single place," says documentary filmmaker Ric Burns in a recent interview. The last four hours of his "New York: A Documentary Film" (PBS, Sunday and...
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New York Will Glisten More Brightly
As the World Trade Center collapsed, the gorgeous mosaic that is New York City cracked but did not crumble. Our city, always first among firsts, will be the first world capital of the new millennium to rebuild, taller and stronger than ever. I was...
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Pakistan's Fragile Balancing Act as US Anti-Terror Ally ; A US Military Team Left Yesterday, with an Agreement to Share Intelligence Data
From the start, it had the makings of a beautiful friendship. Pakistan would give the United States military intelligence, logistical support, and permission to use Pakistani airspace. In return, the US would give Pakistan debt relief, an end to US...
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Ragtag Militia vs. a Superpower ; US Holds Vast Military Superiority, While Taliban's Hopes Rest on Popular Support
As President Bush weighs strikes against Afghanistan's defiant Taliban regime, few doubt the superiority of US forces - even in a limited deployment against foes with a long record of survival in their mountainous home turf. The conflict would pit...
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Regarding the Flag, Again
The American flag has never brought tears to my eyes. They say that people are most deeply affected by events they are old enough to remember, but too young to have any impact upon. I graduated from high school the year the last lonely helicopter...
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Shaky Steps toward Peace in Macedonia ; NATO Said Yesterday That 1,000 Troops Will Stay as Security While Peace Plan Is Debated
With almost 4,000 weapons turned over to NATO, and rebel fighters slipping on civilian clothes and returning to their villages, Macedonia would appear to be headed for peace. Yesterday, NATO announced that a 1,000-member force would remain in the ...
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The Hudson Still Endures
I hold in my hands a 1904 publication, "Panorama of the Hudson," showing both sides of the river from New York City to Albany in 800 consecutive photos. The first two depict familiar sights: the Statue of Liberty and Governors Island. Moving north,...
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USA
President Bush urged governors to call up National Guard units to protect airports while he implements a long-term "confidence- boosting" plan to secure carriers from possible terrorist attacks. His plans include having the federal government run airport...
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Where You're from, and Where You're Not
President Bush, and just about everybody else, keeps talking about "the American people." He means the people of the United States of America. His error discounts the Canadians, the Amazon Indians, and various others who are just as American as I...
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World
Marking their fifth anniversary in control of Afghanistan, the Taliban ratcheted up their rhetoric against the US and any Afghans "who want to come to power with the help of American forces." Mullah Muhamad Omar, the Taliban chief, suggested that...
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