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 July 23, 1999

Adding Up the Tab for Kosovo War and Peacekeeping Some 82 States, Financial Institutions Will Attend Donor Conference July 28 in Brussels
As wars go, the NATO victory in Kosovo was cheap."A walk in the park," says Gordon Adams, deputy director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.For the United States - which so far has incurred the most expenses - the incremental...
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A Father-Daughter Day at Flatiron Pond
Father-daughter love is selfish, as it should be, and nobody but father and daughter will ever know this. Yes, we have a son, in whom we are well pleased. But he's different, as he should be, and he doesn't know about this because his own children are...
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An Ideal Situation: A Second Chance for a Gifted Actor
An ideal situation: a second chance for a gifted actorRupert Everett and his Labrador retriever, Moe, are sitting poolside, enjoying the long-running California sunset. It is one of the few placid moments in the British actor's jet-paced film schedule.He...
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Another Tiananmen Ahead? Yesterday, China Outlawed the Falun Gong Sect after Four Days of Protests
China's Communist Party leadership has launched a multipronged attack on the Falun Gong movement here, which claims 100 million members worldwide, and some 10 million in China.But the crackdown is likely to spark widespread resistance. Top officials...
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Backstreet Boys Take a Back Seat to Me
Daddy, will you take us to The Backstreet Boys concert?" I wondered if I had really heard those words from my two daughters, age 11 and 8. I mean, when I was their age I was singing along to "How much is that doggie in the window," not "Get down and...
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Cable Programs Heat Up Summer
beggars and choosers (showtime, Saturdays,10:30-11:15 p.m.): A weekly behind- the-scenes drama about the people whowork on TV - a pet project of the late Brandon Tartikoff, the well-known NBC executive.100 Greatest Women of Rock and Roll (VH1, premires...
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Cable Steals the Summer in an Expanding TV Universe, Network Reruns Face Stiff Competition
Did you catch that new series on USA Network this past Sunday, "GvsE?" How about the quirky new Nickelodeon kids show that started Saturday, "SpongeBob SquarePants?" Or the kickoff of the new season of HBO's "Oz" 10 days ago?If you're over 30, you might...
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Downloading Woodstock '99
Members of a generation that once was told never to trust anyone over 30 are among those looking back this week at a couple of big events in their lives that now are turning three decades old.The landing of Apollo 11 on the moon on July 20, 1969, has...
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BUT THEY'LL KEEP THE CASHDemocrats generally seem more than a little uneasy at the tens of millions of dollars that Gov. George W. Bush of Texas, the front- runner for the 2000 Republican presidential nomination has raised for his campaign. But none...
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Family Dramas Lack Reality, Deliver Action
So many family shows revolve around father-son relationships one might think that children were preoccupied with the subject.Very often a rebellious teen comes to appreciate his father in a new light, or conversely, a father's iron hand comes down too...
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For These Women, Shuttle Launch Means Something More Women Pioneers of Aviation See First Space Flight Commanded by a Woman as the Culmination of Goal They've Sought All Their Lives
Looking at Betty Skelton Frankman, dressed in her pink silk suit and pearl necklace, "Little Stinker" isn't exactly the first phrase that comes to mind.But perhaps it should be.Since Ms. Frankman first flew a plane solo at age 12, she has trained with...
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India's 'Clint' Feels Ethnic Limits India's Leading Man, a Muslim Born in Pakistan, Finds His Patriotism and Loyalty Questioned
In Indian terms, Dilip Kumar is Marlon Brando, Clint Eastwood, and Humphrey Bogart rolled into one - a manly and highly articulate "actor's actor" respected and loved for 50 years by hundreds of millions of Indian filmgoers.Yet as the bitter fight between...
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In the Khrushchev Orbit
A letter to Sergei Khrushchev, Brown University professor and newly naturalized American:Welcome. I knew your father as well as a bourgeois correspondent could know a Communist leader. I covered him for five years in the 1950s, in Moscow and on his foreign...
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Letters
Postwar pollution in Kosovo - not all NATO's fault Chris Walker's opinion article on the potential for environmental damage in Yugoslavia exaggerates the seriousness of the environmental damage caused by NATO ("Another victim of Milosevic - the environment",...
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My Aversion to Immersion
Early on a summer morning in 1967, at Boy Scout camp, I waded into a mountain lake and slowly stroked my way to the other side. For this feat, I received the Mile Swim award, a patch emblazoned with a seahorse. In my case, it should have been floating...
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No-Party Time for Public TV
Public broadcasting stumbled by allowing its donor lists to be marketed to political organizations.Average viewers or listeners may not be quite as infuriated by this disclosure as certain members of Congress who've long harbored hopes of taking the...
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Opera Grande, with an Intimate Touch 'Aida' at Verona, Italy's 1,900-Year-Old Amphitheater Tries to Find the Human Drama amid the Spectacle
On this summer evening in Verona, Italy, a full moon brightens the white stone arches of the city's 1,900-year-old amphitheater. Inside the Arena of Verona, a premire of Giuseppe Verdi's "Aida" is reaching a visual and aural crescendo.Twelve trumpeters...
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Prayer That Means Something Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
When I was a boy, I was supposed to pray out loud every night for each family member. It was tough - we had a large family.My words did seem to comfort me by focusing my thoughts on God. But as I got older, the constant daily repetition of my prayer,...
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Public Tragedy and Private Feeling Behind the Mass Mourning for JFK Jr. - Modern Media and Ways as Ancientas Greek Myths
Call it an odd kind of intimacy - one that's shared by millions.Grief, sorrow, mourning: They're all intensely personal emotions attached to the loss of a loved one. But they also happen to be feelings that built into a massive public crescendo this...
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Quirky Family Movies Refresh the Big Screen
Family dramas and comedies have always drawn crowds to the movies. Their continuing appeal is illustrated by the important roles they play in recent offerings as different as the excellent "Election" and the offbeat "Limbo." More stories emphasizing...
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Rising Sun Raises Old Fears in Japan
To this day the professor will not sing Japan's de facto national anthem.The militarism it represents is too abhorrent. It reminds him of elementary school during World War II, when little boys were groomed for battle. "We were forced to sing it," he...
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Sensible Tax Cuts
While Republicans in Congress and the Democrat in the White House agree that tax cuts are in order this year, that's about as far as it goes. Their disagreement over the details starts with the amounts involved: Republicans yearn for $800 billion in...
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Sports 101
A day after the All-Star game at Boston's Fenway Park July 13, not everyone was still aglow from the star-studded event. Fifty-three of the 66 unionized Major League Baseball umpires announced their resignations, effective Sept. 2, more than four weeks...
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Springsteen and E Street 'Born to Run' Again
When Bruce Springsteen spoke into the microphone at the first of his 15 sold-out shows here, he was preaching to the converted. The Continental Airlines Arena was his church. And his congregation numbered more than 20,000. After three hours and 17 minutes,...
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The British Open's Big Winner - a Fickle Course
The late, legendary baseball showman Bill Veeck was driving along Maryland's Eastern Shore some years ago, observing a flock of ducks rising from a marsh. He got to lambasting those who contend that duck hunting is a sport."It won't be," mused Veeck,...
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The Monitor Movie Guide
STAR RATINGSExcellent ++++Good +++Fair ++Poor +The Worst DUDCABARET BALKAN (R) Director: Goran Paskaljevic. With Lazar RistoSki, Miki Manojlovic,...
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The Monitor Movie Guide
STAR RATINGSExcellent ++++Good +++Fair ++Poor +The Worst DUDCABARET BALKAN (R) Director: Goran Paskaljevic. With Lazar RistoSki, Miki Manojlovic,...
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The Summer of Blackouts May Not Be over as Hot Weather Saps Electrical Supplies, Utilities Look for New Ways to Meet Demand
Steven Shapiro is not looking forward to the next heat wave. He owns an Upper Manhattan apartment complex where 50 families recently lost their electricity when New York's Consolidated Edison blacked out almost 300,000 people for up to 30 hours."There...
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This Haunted House Is Sumptuously Spooky
Everyone enjoys a lively visit to a haunted house, as long as it's safely contained in a novel or a movie.This doesn't mean everyone will line up to see Jan De Bont's picture, "The Haunting," which can't quite decide whether it's an out-and-out thriller,...
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Three Tries in Trafalgar Londoners, and Pigeons, Test out Modern Sculptures for a Spot in Their Historic Square
Sightseers in London's Trafalgar Square are getting a chance to look at something more interesting than the square's legions of hungry pigeons and even more eye-catching than Lord Nelson, who looks down from his lofty 145-foot column in the center of...
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Today's Story Line
In April, the Chinese government was shaken by the sudden appearance one morning of 10,000 Falun Gong adherents sitting in silent protest outside of the compound where China's leaders live. Based on China's history, officials worry that religious zeal...
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USA
House republicans were confident they had enough votes to win passage of a $792 billion federal tax cut, over the objection of Democrats. GOP moderates agreed to a deal with conservatives to support the measure in exchange for a plan to hold down the...
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US's Delicate Dance on China-Taiwan Issue Washington Must Balance How to Defend Taiwan without Jeopardizing Its' One China' Policy with Beijing
The implosions in US-China relations seem relentless - from allegations of Chinese nuclear espionage, to illegal Chinese cash for US election campaigns, to American missile strikes on Beijing's embassy in Belgrade.Yet none of these flash points poses...
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What's on TV SHOWS WORTH NOTING FOR JUL. 24-30 Listings Are Not Necessarily Recommended by the Monitor. All Times Eastern,check Local Listings
Sunday 7/25Mysteries of Asia (TLC, 8-11 p.m.): This beautifully photographed, three-part miniseries takes viewers on a panoramic tour of three sites in Asia: The great Khmer temple of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Hindu temples of southern India, and...
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Where the Big Tax Cuts Are Many States Are Pushing through Tax-Relief Bills with More Wallet Impact Than the One Coming out of Congress
Californians are getting a sequoia-sized rebate on income taxes - $781 million. People in New York and Florida will no longer have to pay sales tax on clothing. In Virginia, deodorant and snap beans - in fact, anything bought at the grocery store - will...
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Wisdom of Federal Tax Cuts Is Questioned Republicans Muster Support for a $792 Billion Tax Cut, but Some See It as Irresponsible
With all the crisp appeal of a handful of jingling coins, Republicans in Congress this week launched a major campaign to sell a nearly $800-billion tax cut to ordinary American voters.House Speaker Dennis Hastert, a stocky, rural Illinoisan with a Midwestern...
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Woodstock '99
In august 1969 i set off from Boston with several friends, bound for a rock concert in Bethel, New York. I was 18, which placed me smack in the middle of the Baby Boom, with all its attendant social, political, and cultural consequences. If, in retrospect,...
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World
China's communist leaders capped their crackdown against the Falun Gong (Wheel of Law) movement by banning its activities. The decision followed three days of intense protests in about 30 cities, among them Beijing and Shanghai, against the arrests of...
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