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 August 27, 1999

Actor Digs beneath Surface of Classic Tale Interview / Jon Voight
Photos of Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, and Martin Luther King hang in Jon Voight's living room, to remind him, he says, of a simple truth: "If people of that stature couldn't finish the work that needs to be done, then who are we?"While humility and...
Ancient Meteorite Hints at Origins of Our Water
When Michael Zolensky first saw the meteorite that had recently punched a crater in a west Texas road, it looked like a fairly common piece of space rock."We didn't know it was unusual until we brought it into the lab, broke it open, and saw purple deposits,"...
A New Nation on Monday?
Asia is riddled with good and bad legacies from centuries of European colonialism. On Monday, voters in one former Portuguese colony in Southeast Asia will get a chance to reject their second colonial ruler. This one is Asian.A referendum in tiny East...
A Rejuvenated Bolshoi Limbers Up in London before Its Big American Tour
The Bolshoi Theater may have suffered from financial woes in the past decade, but a recent tour of its opera and ballet companies to Britain showed that it is still a rich artistic storehouse and that its name in Russian still means "big."More than 420...
BBC Struggles with How to Fund Quality TV
Greg Dyke, the incoming director-general of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), has told friends that he likens his future task to "taking a long swim in shark-infested waters."He has to lead the world's pioneer public-service broadcaster into...
Big, Brash Open May Settle Who's No. 1
In some ways, it seems a long time ago: It was August 1996, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 5,700, and Martina Hingis was just a wisp of a lass without a major win. It was also the last time two Americans were cast as the top two seeds at...
Bridging the Great Teacher Gap as Schools Open to Record Enrollments, States Find Creative Ways To
They call it the "baby boom echo," but this one just gets stronger. A record 53 million students are surging into the nation's classrooms - and will keep on surging well into the next century.For many schools, it's meant figuring out how to shoehorn...
Bush, Cocaine, and Character
The great lesson of the Clinton presidency, we're told time and time again, is that character counts. A politician's moral fiber inevitably affects the way that person does his or her job. This lesson is often misunderstood when it is applied to William...
Clinton's Summer Reading
Fifty-three million children are about to go back to school. How many of them finished their summer reading? How many of them want to be president of the United States?The two questions may be related.For his 10-day vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Mr....
Designed for Fun! A New Way to Play Metreon Tries to Pry Americans Away from Their Couches and Computer
Unmistakably big and splashy, the new Metreon entertainment center in the heart of San Francisco is also designed to perplex."We know a lot of people are walking up to it and saying, 'What is it?' " says Michael Swinney, president of Sony Development,...
Dog Lessons Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
My girl Lili is a smart pup. The other day at the dog-walking park, she taught me a life lesson. (And I thought I was supposed to be the teacher in this relationship!)Lili was waiting at the bottom of a hill, scoping out prospective playmates. Out of...
Do Scholar-Athletes Exist? Meet Joe
"he's the most intense human being I've ever seen, and he's the most intelligent human being I've ever seen. He's so smart, it's scary. Nobody has any business being that smart."- Fred Casotti, longtime sports information director at the University of...
Eddie and I Knew What Boy Scouts Didn't
Eddie Skillin was my boyhood chum. The reason we were not Boy Scouts is mainly that we never heard of them, and wouldn't have become members anyway. When Eddie and I were still in grade school we went on our first exploration expedition, and we continued...
Etc
IT'S NOT EASY BEING GREEN Jealous neighbors leave nasty notes and refuse to speak to him, but Frank Rudisill insists it's still worth the price of keeping his lawn looking lush despite New Jersey's severe summer drought. Oh, there have been suspicions...
For a Paper Boy, a Golden Lesson
There are two missed childhood experiences for which I harbor minor regrets. One is the dog I never had. The other is a paper route.Is there not something admirable about the ability of a child to rise at 4:30 in the morning, mount a bicycle, and set...
Give Me Your Huddled Masses ... er, Geniuses Limits on Importing High-Tech Labor May Be Hurting US Businesses. Some
From farm to factory, immigrant labor has been a crucial part of America's economic development.Yet the nation's transition to a high-tech-driven economy has prompted a shift in the type and role of foreign-born workers. These new workers are highly...
If Drug Smugglers Can, What about Terrorists? as Airline Employees Are Charged with Sneaking Drugs and Grenades Into
The federal sting operation that this week uncovered a massive drug smuggling network among baggage handlers and other airport ramp workers is expected to prompt beefed-up security at Miami International and airports across the country.But the breakup...
Letters
Just one question, Mr. Bush I am one of the voters pushing for more from Bush than his recent statements regarding the duration of his cocaine-free years ("When the past is impolitic," Aug. 24). I wouldn't consider cocaine use a reason to withhold a...
One-Man Crusade for Palestinians Citing Violations of Peace Deals, Security Chairman Osama Musa Puts Series: Brig. Gen. Osama Musa, Who Oversees Cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian Forces in Gaza, Says That the Israeli Army Has Put Six New Outposts in Places Not Allocated to Them over the Past Two Years. BY SUHAIB SALEM
The man in the jumbo four-wheel drive with darkly tinted windows and Palestinian plates slows to a roll and points up at the Israeli Army watchtower across the road. One soldier peers down, binoculars in hand, as another picks up a radio handset to report...
Pop Goes Our Culture
Highbrows are wont to go ballistic when they see and hear clichs. But I'm here to tell you that cliches are "the real thing" - finger- lickin'-good-to-the-last-drop sound nibbles that add snap, crackle, and pop to our culture. But we're not in Kansas...
Progress in Talks on Accord
Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are reporting progress in talks aimed at resuming implementation of the Wye River accord, which was signed last October. But an impasse over the release of Palestinian prisoners remains a key sticking point between...
Should Parents Tell Kids about Past Drug Use?
Ralph Dornan was watching the news with his teenage son and daughter last week when his palms began to sweat."We were tuned in to a report on {presidential candidate} George W. Bush's refusal to answer questions about alleged drug use in his past," recalls...
The '50S Roots of Rebellious Rock
Being a teenager has never been easy. That rite of passage has long been marked by pop songs intended to appeal to teens and address their coming-of-age experiences.The pop music for those who were teens in the '50s has been widely disseminated in recent...
The Monitor Movie Guide
STAR RATINGSExcellent ++++Good +++Fair ++Poor +The Worst DUDNEW RELEASES LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (PG-13) Director: Roberto Benigni. With Roberto...
The Phony Tax-Cut War
This was supposed to be the summer of the great tax war. The Republicans planned to use the summer recess to whip up support for the nearly $800 billion tax-cutting bill passed by Congress. President Clinton has been all over the country warning that,...
This Time, War-Crimes Trail Is on a Fast Track Inspectors in Kosovo, Aided by the West, Quickly Prepare for Criminal
Unlike Bosnia and Rwanda, the war crimes investigations in Kosovo are a model of speed and efficiency. The efforts here build on lessons learned from past mistakes in both countries and benefit from a much greater political will to act quickly.It took...
Throw out the Tube or Grab TV Guide?
Sigh ... hundreds of channels, and there's still nothing on TV.One more bio-flick about a celebrity famous for being famous. One more sitcom designed to make meaningless sex seem safe, intimacy easy, and heartbreak easily dismissed with a joke. One more...
Today's Story Line
At press time, there were signs of progress on the Middle East peace front. Palestinian and Israeli negotiators were close to ironing out the details of implementing the Wye Accord. But perhaps harder than reaching a deal is sticking to it. In the Gaza...
To Get Attention in Taiwan, Put Nukes in Your Election Campaign A Fringe-Party Presidential Candidate Proposes Nuclear Weapons
Even the smallest voices can be heard in the cacophony of Taiwan's politics today - all it takes is the embracing of a hot-button topic. Last week, the head of the small but radical Taiwan Independence Party said that Taiwan should become the world's...
Two Yugoslav Films Show Life and Art Go on amid Hardships
Yugoslavia has a long history of substantial filmmaking, ranging from the movies of world-class auteurs Emir Kusturica and Dusan Makavejev to the work of the Zagreb Animation Studio, which set an international standard for cartooning. Now that the once-unified...
USA
A money-laundering scheme allegedly involving the Russian government and organized crime will be investigated by the House, Rep. Jim Leach announced. The chairman of the Banking Committee said hearings would be held next month on alleged illegal activities...
What's on TV
Shows worth noting for AUG. 28 - SEPT. 3Listings are not necessarily recommended by the Monitor. All times Eastern, check local listings.SATURDAY 8/28 NCAA Div. I Football (ABC, 1-4:30 p.m.): The power-house teams this year are familiar names: Florida...
Why All the Shushing? Let the Fans Roar
Against a magnificent background of views of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains worth billions of dollars and homes worth millions of dollars meanders the Castle Pines Golf Club. A few days ago most of the world's best golfers were here to play...
Why GOP Keeps Beating Tax-Cut Drum Lawmakers, Working Home Districts, Insist They Can Rouse a Latent
When Rep. Tom Tancredo (R) of Colorado, whose district includes Littleton, meets with constituents and they talk more about tax cuts than gun control, he sees a winning issue.His town-hall meetings this summer, part of more than 600 such Republican gatherings...
Why Russians Keep Dollars under Beds President Boris Yeltsin Linked to Latest Allegations of Financial
The Kremlin is busy issuing denials after allegations surfaced implicating President Boris Yeltsin in the latest in a string of financial scandals to hit Russia.The claims that an Italian company with a Kremlin contract paid more than $1 million to cover...
World
At least three people died as new violence erupted in the capital of volatile East Timor, where pro- and anti-independence supporters were bracing for Monday's crucial referendum on the province's political future. Many others were hurt following a rally...