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 22, 2000

Aborigines on Tour Celebrate Their Culture ; 'Upstart Aussies' Travel to US to Tell Their Story and Spotlight Historic Injustices
While much of the world is going (via satellite TV) to Australia each night to witness the spectacular athleticism of the 2000 summer Olympics, a group of 16 "Upstart Aussies" is making the rounds here in the United States with a quite different agenda....
Along the Other US Border, Problems Rise ; the 4,000-Mile Border with Canada, Staffed by Only 300 Agents, Is Increasingly Trespassed
They used to call it - rather boastfully - the longest undefended border in the world. That was then. Before epidemic drug use. Before waves of desperate foreign nationals began mortgaging their futures to criminal syndicates, which today collect...
Answer to Jordan's Economic Woes May Lie in Iraq ; Jordan's Transportation Minister Recently Visited Iraq, and the Prime Minister May Follow Suit
When Mohammad Kalaldeh, Jordan's minister of transport, visited Baghdad early this month for the first time in five years, he was disturbed by what he calls the "annihilation" of the Iraqi people. "To see people having to sell the hinges and handles...
Art across America ; What's Up. on the Walls of Galleries & Museums All over the Map
Los Angeles Los Angeles County Museum of Art Made in California, 1900-2000 Oct. 22-Feb. 25 How has California's image evolved over the past century? 750 posters, paintings, photographs, brochures, newspaper clippings, and more trace its creation....
A Too-Hasty Forecast of Movie Woe ; Box Office Is Down, and Actors May Strike. but for the Industry, No Teary Endings Yet
Is America's dream factory set to implode? The cost of making movies is soaring while box-office revenues are sinking. Several major theater chains are in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. A major actors' strike is looming, which could make theaters go dark...
Aunt Mary's Rescue, and Other Tales from the Island
Happy amazement prevails that so many good reader-folks related to my recent revelation that I am kin to Prince Edward Island, the wee one of the 10 Canadian provinces. All who responded told of happy times on "thee yigh-land" and one way or another...
Beyond Tires, Recalls Are Rampant ; Carmakers' Desire to Speed Up Production Has in Part Led to More Recalls. Yet Customer Satisfaction Is Rising
Ever since computer chips burst onto the scene two decades ago, industry after industry has sought to follow the high-tech model: "Better, faster, cheaper." From copy machines to cars, it seemed like every consumer's dream come true: better products...
Clinton's Nighttime Job: Fundraiser-in-Chief
President Clinton is moonlighting again this weekend. While his day job may be running the country, nights and weekends he's busy at his second occupation: raising cash for the Democrats. For him, it's the next best thing to campaigning. For the party,...
Comedian's Best Role:being a Foster Mom ; Interview / Paula Poundstone
Some say Paula Poundstone's best moments are in her HBO specials. Others point to the comedian's trademark voice when in 1997 she did ABC's acclaimed animated series, "Squigglevision." Devoted Poundstone fans insist that her backstage commentary to...
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NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY Hey, guys! Are you sensitive? Vulnerable, yet charismatic? Then you could be a movie star - even if you didn't even so much as understudy for a role in the senior play in high school. No, really. The director Roman Polanski...
Exporting Marlboro Man
In Chicago last month, 4,500 public-health specialists held a World Conference on Tobacco and Health, sharing the latest knowledge on cigarettes and disease. They cited global statistics indicating that tobacco kills someone every 8 seconds, amounting...
French Likely to Fall in Line with European Term Limits ; A Low Turnout Is Expected for Sunday Vote on Changing Presidential Term to Five Years
When French President Jacques Chirac called next Sunday's referendum on whether to shorten the presidential term from seven years to five, he clearly had a personal reason: He stands a better chance of reelection to a shorter term, given his advancing...
'Greta Garbo of Athletics' Hides out ; Olympics 2000 Notebook
Frenchwoman Marie-Jose Perec, a three-time Olympic track champion so reclusive and mysterious she's been dubbed the "Greta Garbo of athletics," withdrew from the Sydney Games and a chance at history. Perec, two-time defending champion in the 400 meters...
Lowest-Common Ads
Mayday! All hands on deck! The night of the long knives is here! At least, that's how it sounded last week when the Federal Trade Commission accused the entertainment industry of - brace yourselves - marketing violence to America's young people. ...
Milosevic Defensive as Vote Nears ; Yugoslavs Vote Sunday. an Opposition Leader Is Ahead, but Officials Say the President Will Win
No matter who is declared the winner of the elections in Yugoslavia this weekend, President Slobodan Milosevic's main challenger, Vojislav Kostunica, has permanently altered the political landscape. Although independent opinion polls show Mr. Kostunica...
Movie Guide
Red stars denote the reviews of Monitor movie critic David Sterritt unless otherwise noted. Ratings and comments by the Monitor panel (blue stars) reflect the sometimes diverse views of at least three other moviegoers. Information on violence, drugs,...
Movie Recalls Dramatic Rescue
At a time when Europe was heading inexorably into World War II - and many in retrospect have faulted outsiders for failing to act on behalf of Europe's Jews - a little-known chapter of Anglo-European history was unfolding. Some 10,000 Jewish children...
One-of-a-Kind 'Dancer' Is a Bleak Celebration of Life ; Movie Review
Say what you will about Danish director Lars von Trier, but you have to admit he's full of surprises. His latest film, "Dancer in the Dark," is a genre-bending extravaganza that can only be described as a musical tragedy. It stars the pop-music icon...
Senate Grapples with High-Tech 'Labor Gap' ; Businesses Want 200,000 Foreign Workers, but Critics Say People Here Can Fill the Jobs
Flush from a victory on the China trade bill, the business community is wasting no time in pushing Congress to move on its next major area of concern: the high-tech labor shortage. If the Senate takes up a foreign-worker bill - a decision it is ...
Shielding Children
It's rare that an award ceremony should be cause for alarm. But the third annual Golden Marble Awards, the advertising industry's celebration of successful marketing to children, ought to worry anyone concerned about our children's well-being. This...
Standing Up for Florida's Gators
How did an appalling article about wrestling alligators ("Paging Captain Hook" Sept. 19) rate so prominently on the front page! This distasteful entertainment activity recalls a time when "people who lived deep in the Everglades ... needed fresh alligator...
The Adventures of Movieman
How many movies do you see every week?" It's one of the questions I'm most often asked about my work as a film critic. And it's one I can't answer ... because I've never dared calculate the number! I think of myself as averaging about a movie a day,...
The 'Domingo Strategy' Takes Opera to the People
Not much keeps opera mega-star Plcido Domingo awake at nights. Indeed, the peripatetic tenor travels so widely it may be hard for him to keep track of night and day. But the challenge of his latest role, that of artistic director of the Los Angeles...
The Olympics That Can't Compete ; Tape-Recorded Games Lose Ground to Football, Internet, Expectations
Each night Kim Rosenthal, a New York veterinarian, sits down on the couch with her two children to watch the Olympics. But while she's not reaching for the remote, she feels like something's missing: coverage. "I just think it's sad we don't see...
Today's Story Line
Compassion and courage don't often make headlines in the Middle East. The more familiar portrait is that of a region riven by hatred between Jews and Arabs, of families shattered by wars and terrorist bombs and fundamentalist zeal. But there's a hunger...
Touched by an Arab, Jews Rally in Thanks
Malik wonders where his daddy is. He's a "big boy." He sees his grandpa and his uncles and aunts sitting in the living room. They cradle his daddy's photo and tell stories. This makes two-year-old Malik feel funny and he hides his face in his mommy's...
TV Image: It's Everything in Presidential Elections ; TV Review
One of the most significant programs likely to screen on TV this season is Debating Our Destiny: 40 Years of Presidential Debates (PBS, Sept. 24, 9-11 p.m., check local listings). If anyone doubts the power of television, here is certain proof of...
USA
Some Cuban-American lawmakers and organizations, including the exile group Mothers Against Repression, began lobbying for the Cuban survivors of a plane crash in the Gulf of Mexico to be granted US residency. Eight of the survivors, who initially...
What to Watch For,what to Run for ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
When watching the Olympics, I sometimes root for people or teams because they come from my own country. But more often, I cheer for a particular person, irrespective of his or her home country. My enthusiasm is based on the sportsmanlike qualities...
World
The main challenger to Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic drew an estimated 150,000 people to a campaign rally in Belgrade - more than 10 times the number who showed up for an appearance by the hard-line leader a short distance away. Vojislav Kostunica...
World-Class Australia Truly Polite, No Faking
The Olympics are all about sport. They're also about a lot more. For all the enormous work the Australian government and the people did to get the Olympics here and build the facilities, the true glory in this nation is its people. For all the...