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 June 23, 2000

Art across America
Alabama Birmingham Birmingham Museum of Art Matisse July 16-Sept. 10 Sisters from Baltimore purchased Matisse's works on trips to Europe in the early part of the 1900s. Here are 68 pieces culled from their collection. (205) 254-2565 www.artsbma.org...
Banned on Land, but Free at Sea? ; A Dutch Abortion Doctor, a US-Based Internet Team, Each Set Up Shop beyond Government's Reach
On the world's final frontier - the high seas - a new brand of pioneer is testing the limits of laws made on land. By the end of this year, two novel ventures will be blazing a controversial trail first signaled by the casino boats that take gamblers...
Beki Snyder Aims for the Sydney Olympics
Thousands of American boys and girls dream, at some time in their lives, of competing in the Olympics and wearing the red, white, and blue. For a very few, the idea isn't only to compete but to win. The Monitor is following one of these athletes who...
Birth of Modern Art: When the Rules Changed ; '1900: Art at the Crossroads' Shows the Twilight of an Orderly World View and the Dawn of an Age of Upset and Turmoil
Walking into the High Gallery at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City is like entering a time machine. First, there's the plush, red carpet on the floor. Then there's the round, velvet banquette straight out of a Victorian hotel lobby....
Candidates Cater to Parents, but Miss Top Concern: Time ; despite Effort to Focus on 'Family Issues,' Gore and Bush Could Do More, Some Say
Camille Braun has a few things Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George Bush want: her time, her attention, and ultimately, her vote. But like millions of other parents trying to balance the stresses of life with the demands of raising a family,...
Etc
MIND IF I SIT NEXT TO YOU? There are park benches. And then there's the bench that workers put the finishing touches on this week at Flora 2000, a flower show on Awaji-shima Island, Japan. It seats 900 people, give or take a few. Look at it this way:...
Hate Crimes: Should They Receive Special Attention? ; Backers of Senate Bill Passed This Week Believe It Will Help Curb Bigotry. Critics Say It Grants Special Rights
If someone uses a racial epithet during a simple assault, does that make it a federal case? Or if someone else disparages another's gender or sexual orientation in a threatening e-mail, should Uncle Sam get involved? That is the essence of the debate...
Inspector Clouseau Dons Dancing Shoes
Bungling Inspector Clouseau as a song-and-dance man? Monitor contributor Ward Morehouse III in New York talked this week with Blake Edwards, who wrote, directed, and produced the eight "Pink Panther" movies. Mr. Edwards is now in the process of turning...
Japan's 'Lady Birds' Carry the Campaign Tune
Most of the year, Aki Saito is trying to make it as an actress. And Ekura Reiko earns a living doing radio voice-overs. But in the days before Sunday's parliamentary elections - which could sap the strength of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)...
Jennings Reports on Jesus
The life and times of Jesus of Nazareth is an endlessly significant topic. After all, he is the man whose birth determined our calendar, and the central figure whose influence extends to many millions around the globe. In the past year, television has...
Keeping Mexican Migrants Safer ; the Mexican Corps Charged with Informing Border-Crossers of Dangers Is under Fire after a Tragedy This Month
By day, this desert town hugging the border with Arizona, a hot spot of illegal migration into the United States, seems much smaller than its 100,000 population. With temperatures passing 100 degrees, the dusty streets are eerily quiet as everyone seeks...
Mideast's Lesson in Cartography ; Yesterday, Lebanon Accused Israel of Infringing Its Borders as Mapmakers Continued to Demarcate Lines
A small team of United Nations peacekeepers and Lebanese Army officers puffs toward a sweltering summit along Lebanon's frontier with Israel and Syria. Instead of toting weapons and flak jackets - the standard here during more than two decades of Israeli...
Missile Defense Will Be Viable and Necessary
We assume that while Helena Cobban voices everyone's hope that the United States will continue to "build stronger ties of friendship with people of other countries," she also understands that some people don't control their own political destinies ("Build...
Modern 'Grandma Moses' Captures Life in Simpler Times
"The Guinness Book of World Records" is not the first place you'd look for information on an artist, but, then again, Jane Wooster Scott is in a class by herself. Anointed the most-reproduced artist in America by the famed book of milestones, this modern-day...
Olympics 2000 Notebook
Billie Jean King, an icon in women's sports and tennis in particular (71 career singles titles, including 12 victories in Grand Slam events), was named this week as coach of the US women's Olympic tennis team. She may need every bit of her star appeal...
Political Flames Heat Up Los Alamos
There is a paranoid streak running through our country that is occasionally exploited by politicians in favor of red hunts, spy hunts, and hunts for people with "slanty eyes." That has assumed new dimensions in the computer age, when a medium for the...
Proposed Golan Map Divides Families ; Residents of an Israeli-Occupied Syrian Village Oppose a UN Effort That Would Make Many of Them Lebanese
The folks in this scenic village are caught in a precarious triangle: They are Syrian by heritage, Israeli by citizenship, and soon they could be something they never expected - Lebanese. In a quirky twist, history, geography, and hard-edged international...
'Rogue' Is out. Who's in? ; US Terms Shape the World, but Not Always Clearly
The dictionary defines "rogue" as a "rascal" or "scoundrel," or as a fierce, maverick animal. "Rogue" elephants leap to mind, veering off from the herd to cause havoc. Of course, the few nations that were given that label by the United States were...
Showtime Makes Room for Minorities with New Series ; M.S. Mason Arts and Television Writer of the Christian Science Monitor
New shows for summer - what a concept! Even the networks are finally getting into the act, but cable has long looked at summer as prime time for its new shows. This week, Showtime kicks off its season with a poignant new drama, "Resurrection Blvd.,"...
Summer Hits: 'M:I-2' vs. 'A T. Rex Named Sue'
It's a rule that dates from the vaudeville days: When you take a show on the road, you've got to have a big name if you want to draw the crowds. Think T. rex Sue is big enough? That's the name on the marquee of a traveling dinosaur show that debuted...
The Monitor 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,...
The Next Wave of Summer Movies ; George Clooney, Jim Carrey, and Mel Gibson Are among the Stars Fishing for Hits in Movies That May Drench the Competition
It's only June, but pundits have lost no time in spotting the most striking features of this summer's movie season. One is that the season has already been under way for several weeks. Like baseball and other sports, cinema keeps stretching its tentacles...
The Rime of the Ancient Ark Mariners
In my extreme youth, I was unaware of secret entanglements until I became a 4-H member. Then I was entrusted with the esoteric information that the important words were Health, Heart, Hand, and Head, and it was essential to use big thoughts. No longer...
The Roots of Dover's Immigrant Tragedy
About 50 years ago, something strange happened in many villages in Fujian, a southeast coastal province of China. All young and middle-aged males disappeared, leaving their wives and children behind. People called these villages guafu cun, or widow villages....
Three Horses Become One ; Ben, an Impetuous Black Beauty, Ruled His 80-Acre World until Two Big, Calm Belgian Horses Came to Stay
Doc and Jim had worked together as a team long before we bought them at auction in 1993. Already in their 20s, the Belgians were a few years older and slightly larger than our black Percheron, Ben, who -up until then - had enjoyed being the only horse...
Today's Story Line
High seas, low oversight? Two novel attempts to evade laws on land - a Dutch abortion ship and an Internet privacy isle near Britain - are testing the limits of authority . In Lebanon, UN peacekeepers are verifying the borderline between Israel and...
Ugly Duckling Takes Flight in 'Honk!'
It's a simple tale, familiar to most and resonant to all - the ugly duckling, rejected for being different from the rest of the brood, learns the pain of prejudice and the power of individuality. But with "Honk!" - the musical that snatched Britain's...
USA
President Clinton is preparing to announce, possibly Monday, an increase of $1 trillion in the administration's budget surplus projections, congressional Democrats and lobbyists said. The new forecast is expected to bring projected surpluses for the...
US Backing Away from Sanctions ; amid Criticism, US Eases Economic Penalties in Several Key Cases. but Experts Say Track Record Includes Successes
In a gradual shift of US policy, the Clinton administration has been easing sanctions against some of its highest-profile adversaries. Over the past 18 months North Korea, Cuba, Iran, Libya and Yugoslavia have all been beneficiaries of what one administration...
US Churches Toil Harder for Unity in Pews
After decades of declining membership, mainline Christian denominations face another serious challenge - polarized pews. The lightning-rod issue is homosexuality, but the underlying story now playing itself out in America's churches is whether a deep...
Water Damage ...on Mars ; New Photos Suggest That Streams of Water Recently Shaped the Martian Landscape
When scientists have looked for evidence of water on the Red Planet, they have looked at formations that are billions of years old, canyons and cliffs etched during a time when Mars looked more like the Earth of today. New images from a satellite orbiting...
'What Can I Do about This?' ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
The past week's headlines reported various scenes of violence. Last Friday, anti-globalization activists rioted in Brussels. Sunday saw multiple attacks on women in New York City's Central Park. On Monday night, vandals torched businesses and automobiles...
Where Do Woods, Bird Rank among the Best?
Disagreement invariably runs rampant when talk turns to discussing best-ever athletes. Seldom are there two such spectacular examples as were presented for consideration earlier this week: *Tiger Woods decimated the field in golf's US Open at Pebble...
World
Still more oil may need to be brought to market later this year if futures prices don't drop in the next "month or so," OPEC's secretary-general said. Despite the cartel's decision Wednesday to increase exports by 708,000 barrels a day - the second such...