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 11, 2000

A Comic Who Improvised His Success
Jonathan Winters knows a lot of funny people. And they're all him. Actually, over the years he's created some of the most amusing characters around and added them to what has become his personal repertory company, upon which he draws whenever the need...
A Feeding Frenzy of Shark Shows on TV
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...." It's been more than a quarter century since the summer beach classic "Jaws" immortalized that line, but it still has the power to evoke bone-chilling images of man-eating, monster-size sharks....
A Letter to Colin Powell
Dear General Powell, I saw your speech at the Republican Convention last week. Like many Americans, I was touched by it. Providing leadership means insisting that we look squarely at social problems - especially those that result from explicit failures...
Backlash to Dotcom Hypergrowth ; High Tech Can Be a Remarkable Engine for Economic Growth, but It's Also Causing Economic and Racial Tensions
For most of the past decade, community after community has rolled out the welcome mat to members of the high-tech industry. Why not? New jobs, good wages, and a foot in the door of the New Economy. But around the United States, cities that have become...
'Bull'-Ish New Wall Street Drama
The new broadcast networks' season starts a little later than usual this year (October), but some of the best TV is on cable anyway. TNT's pilot for its first series, the Wall Street drama Bull (Tuesday, Aug. 15, 10-11 p.m.), beats out most of its network...
Eddy and I Invent an August Holiday
And here's to busy August, Devoid of holiday! We cannot shirk, it's work, work, work, And no time out for play! I sit here in the languid lassitude of lingering leisure and think on the golden days that passed too soon and when we had a Maine holiday...
Etc
Behold the power of cheese Mom and Dad always said snacking too much is a bad habit. It was that and much more for a man in Fayetteville, Ark., with a penchant for cheese. It all started when Anthony Lee Robinson, police said, took $1,800 in property...
From Basement to Broadway ; N.Y.'S Roundabout Gets a Controversial Multimillion-Dollar Makeover
When actor Nathan Lane rolled onto the stage of the former Selwyn Theater in a wheelchair last month, he inaugurated the most recent example of the rebirth of Times Square. It was the opening of the revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's American...
Gore's Unorthodox Choice
On the Larry King show last Friday, when Vice President Gore was still considering running-mate options, humorist Bill Maher joked about the situation that might arise if Sen. Joe Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew, became vice president. "What happens if there's...
In August, Folks Scream for Ice Cream, Not Sports
Time was sports weren't 24/7 endeavors. It's hard to imagine that once upon a very long time ago, there wasn't Australian Rules Football readily available on television and - yes, this is true - there wasn't even ESPN. And it is just occurring to us...
Labor Talks Are Hung Up over Phone-Industry Future ; Verizon Faces 87,000 Strikers Who Draw a Line in Silicon, Trying to Organize Newer, High-Tech Divisions
With crossed wires and service calls building up from Maine to Virginia, both sides in the Verizon telephone strike appear to be digging in for a second week in what some are calling the "strike of the new century." Pitched as a gargantuan battle of...
Life and Times of an Australian Icon
It's a story destined for operatic melodrama: The brilliant Danish architect labors at his masterpiece, pitted against the local small-minded politicians. After years of political dirty tricks, exit the artist, his masterpiece "ruined." But the tale...
London Theater: The Bard and Much More
It's a Shakespeare kind of summer in theaters here, with the footprints of the Bard everywhere, from re-creations of Elizabethan- era stagecraft at The Globe Theatre in Southwark to the open-air performances in Regent's Park and, farther out, at the...
My Not-So-Secret Life
I checked my e-mail recently, and found a message titled "Find out anything about anybody!" For a moment, I wondered if the Echelon surveillance system was placing its services online. In case you missed the recent news about Echelon, it's a multinational...
Olympic Trials We Don't Need
In a month and a half, the Summer Olympics get under way in Sydney. The arenas and stadiums are ready, and no doubt the athletes. But is the Olympics movement itself ready? It's still reeling from a bribery scandal while doubts remain about it ability...
On the Net, 'The Force' Is with Amateur Filmmakers
Dave Macomber remembers being upset when his mother dragged him to see "Star Wars" - a movie he'd never heard of - instead of Disney's "Pete's Dragon." But before long, he and best friend Mark Thomas were "running around with lightsabers and blasters,"...
Promotion for Indonesia's VP ; President Abdurrahman Wahid Ceded Some Duties - and Problems - to His Popular Deputy
In a power shift that guarantees intrigue and internal drama in coming weeks, Vice President Megawati Sukarnoputri is preparing to become half of what might be called Indonesia's "incredible two- headed presidency." Mother figure for the masses, daughter...
Pushing the Boundaries on Islam and Women
Alia Shuaib recently rolled her sleek, white Jaguar to a stop at a red light. A woman tapped at her window, and asked, "Are you that doctor?" When the red-headed Dr. Shuaib acknowledged who she was, the woman spat on her. It was not the first time she...
Reaching for Lifelines ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
One TV game show gives contestants three opportunities to rely on the help of others, in what are called "life-lines." These aids are designed to help a person when he or she can't answer a question. The advantage is that these people can help the contestant...
Recognizing Rebels' Role in Kenya Independence
Paul Revere, Che Guevara, Maximilien Robespierre. From Boston to Havana and Paris, the names of these legendary revolutionaries are glorified and honored. Definitely worth at least a box of fireworks and a few streamers once a year. That reality, however,...
Reform Party Threatens to Self-Destruct ; Convention's Bitter Infighting and Lack of Definite Agenda Reflect Party's Falling Star
Ah, the good old days. Just when it seemed like the Republicans and Democrats had managed to grind every last moment of spontaneity out of the conventions, along comes a powwow that's put the punch back in politics. Shouting matches. Contested nominations....
'Replacements' fumbles;'Cecil B.' Scores with Satire
This is a summer to remember. First the brain-dead "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" and the sadistic "Hollow Man" reached high- water marks in Hollywood's ability to show contempt for its audience. And now "The Replacements" has arrived, completing what...
Short Film Festival ; Quick Flicks Are No Longer Getting the Short End of the Stick Thanks to Internet Exposure
Movies may not be better than ever, but they often seem longer than ever. Popular films like "The Patriot" and "Gladiator" clock in at way over the two-hour mark - and then there's the megahit "Titanic" at a whopping 194 minutes, proving that audiences...
Sports 101
Olympic athletes in Sydney probably don't have to worry about cuddly kangaroos and koalas, but what about a shark encounter? For the debut of the triathlon event, Sydney organizers are taking every precaution: A team of well-equipped divers will be on...
Symbol of Both Oppression and Freedom Series: PART 3 OF A 4 PART SERIES
Even when Shaban Omary is shouting, she is hard to hear. At a jam-packed forum here on "Women in Islam," she rises to respond to a panel of Arab academics and human rights activists expounding on Muslim customs - especially the veil - as a source of...
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,...
Today's Story Line
There is probably no garment in the world that is as much a visual political and moral statement as the hijab - the veil worn by Muslim women. The last of our series on Arab women explores the current state of thought about this powerful symbol . It...
To Many, President Is No Big Deal ; in Era of Peace and Prosperity, the President Seems to Matter Less Than Greenspan or Gates
When you think about it, did it really matter to your life that George Bush beat Michael Dukakis for the presidency in 1988? Or that Bill Clinton ousted Mr. Bush from the White House four years later, then rolled over Bob Dole four years after that?...
Two Sides to the Napster Issue
With regard to the court ruling ordering Napster to "stop enabling the trading of copyrighted material" ("Why record labels squirm," July 28), I guess I'm a little confused. After I have purchased and read a book, I often donate it to the public library....
USA
A faction of delegates opposed to Pat Buchanan threatened to hold a separate gathering, as the divided Reform Party began its official convention in Long Beach, Calif. Supporters of rival candidate John Hagelin said they will conduct their own nomination...
When Zoning Becomes Segregation Tool ; Dallas Court Ruling That Suburb's Laws Are 'Discriminatory' May Reverberate across US
By almost any standards, Sunnyvale is a bucolic playground. The town is a collection of large and modest homes, scattered on one- acre and four-acre lots, amid the rolling blackland prairies just 10 minutes east of Dallas. There's just one problem with...
World
Russian newspapers ran four computer sketches of men police said were to blame for a Moscow blast whose death toll climbed to eight. There were no breakthroughs, however, and prosecutors made clear that two people who had been detained earlier were not...