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 20, 2001

Aid Flows to Illegal Immigrants ; in a Controversial Move, States Make It Easier for Families to Get Everything from Drivers' Licenses to Healthcare
Seven years after Californians voted to sharply curtail public benefits to illegal immigrants, a growing number of states are moving to offer more services to those living illegally in this country - sometimes even in defiance of federal rules. Faced...
'America's Sweethearts' Leaves Bitter Taste
Hollywood loves to poke fun at itself, and sometimes real life lends a hand. "America's Sweethearts" is a film-industry satire about a movie- star couple (John Cusack and Catherine Zeta-Jones) who pretend to be reconciling as a way of promoting their...
An All-Too-Real Dinosaur 'Puppet'
Sam Neill, Tea Leoni, William H. Macy, and the rest of the "Jurassic Park III" ("JP3") cast are under no illusions. In this latest installment of the Michael Crichton-inspired franchise, only one star roams the set: As in the previous two films, it...
Another Tycoon Takes Money and Runs - for Office
Before a polite and curious audience at the Gramercy Park Republican Club, billionaire businessman Mike Bloomberg is making his pitch to be mayor of the Big Apple, one of the most powerful political positions in the country. In a crisp gray suit...
Banned Clubs May Drive Action at British Open
As the world's greatest golfers meet on the bunker-riddled course at Royal Lytham & St. Annes this weekend for the 130th British Open, all eyes will be on Tiger Woods and his pursuit of a repeat championship there. But another plot also will be worth...
Caveat on Caspian Caviar ; Russia Today Froze Fishing for Endangered Sturgeon
Making preparations for her recent birthday party, Nonna, a graphic designer, knew one thing was essential: caviar. So she popped down to Cheriomushky farmers' market, near her south Moscow flat, where a man was loudly suggesting "fresh caviar" to...
'Extreme Scientists' Plumb Earth's Unexplored Frontiers
It's almost like a scene from a science-fiction extravaganza - a tiny figure in dark silhouette slowly descends into a vast abyss of blue ice. The only illumination is the light from her headlamp and a sliver of pale sky. The sole lifeline is the...
Eye-for-Eye Violence Escalates ; Palestinians Charge Assassinations Provoke More Attacks; Israelis Say They Prevent Them
The young man inspecting the rubble of a small farm building speaks in almost a whisper, but his words have an ominous ring of immediacy: "The violence will give birth to an explosion." The man, who declines to identify himself, is one of thousands...
Fading Talk of Energy 'Crisis' Hurts Bush Plan ; the Administration Stresses Conservation More, but Has Yet to Alter Substance of Energy Plan
What a difference two months makes. It's been eight weeks since President Bush unveiled a dramatic plan to reshape America's energy landscape. But these days pump prices have fallen, California's electricity crisis looks less severe, much of the...
Going, Going, Gone? ; G-Rated Movies Are Harder to Find, and Not as Innocent as You Might Think
Tsk. Tsk. If Jiminy Cricket were a movie critic, he might be wagging his finger at the makers of today's G-rated motion pictures. Violence? Sexual innuendo? Cigarette smoking? Jiminy might be asking: What are these doing in G-rated flicks meant for...
Lean Times for Nation's Produce Basket ; Central Valley Grows Big Crops, but So Do New Foreign Rivals
Farmers in America's major produce aisle -California's mammoth Central Valley - are feeling an unaccustomed economic squeeze. Overshadowed by the state's energy crisis, farmers here face growing foreign competition, rising costs for everything from...
Lingering Distrust of Japan Extends Textbook Row ; How History Is Taught Remains Contentious in Asia, Affecting Diplomatic Ties and Economic Cooperation
Korea is escalating its fight to force Japan to confront its World War II history: Four months after requesting changes to controversial middle-school textbooks not yet in use, Japan's stance remains little changed and South Korea is not backing off....
Lost World of 'Jurassic III' ; Third Installment of the Popular Franchise Returns as a Bare-Bones Recap
The poster for "Jurassic Park III" took some heat before the movie even opened. The squiggly lines of the Roman numeral look exciting - like claw marks, or maybe lightning flashes - but they're kind of hard to see. And if you don't notice the number...
Movie Guide
Ratings and comments by David Sterritt and Monitor staff Staff comments reflect the sometimes diverse views of at least three other moviegoers. Information on violence, drugs, sex/nudity, and profanity is compiled by the Monitor panel. STAR RATINGS...
No Answers, Just Questions
There comes a time when a commentator has no answers, only questions. Would President Bush remain best friends with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the United States successfully tested an anti- missile missile and prepared to abrogate the...
On Today's Menu: Dark Economic News - Hold the Garlic ; SUBJECT: Lunch Today at the Economic Summit in Genoa, Italy
Mr. President, we know you love Italian food, but you may have to eat quickly - this is a working lunch to discuss the world economy.Although it's important to stress the positive - look at how good things appeared in England when you were there yesterday...
Our Farm Scene and Our Farm, Seen
The countryside around our 80-acre farm has tidied up considerably over the last decade. Wild chicory and teasel once nodded over local lanes now bordered with nursery flowers carefully spaced by new homeowners and gardeners. One after another, hayfields...
The Courage of Katharine Graham
Katharine Graham was a great journalist, because she liked people so much. "I devour people," she once told me. More often the reverse was true. I came to know her when I was a starting reporter on The Washington Post in the late 1940s. She was the...
The Secret of Wrack Island
Far down the Medomak River, where it widens into Muscongus Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, there is an uninhabited ledge sticking out of the water that geographers have mistakenly set down as Wreck Island. They presume, I presume, that once upon a time...
Those Risk-Taking Impressionists by Gregory M. Lamb
Cheerful. Bright. Sweet. Inoffensive. That's the current take on Impressionism. Pretty paintings from the past, easy on the eye and the intellect. The favorite blockbuster museum show. An exhibition this summer is trying to rough up that comfortable...
UN Tries to Restore Faith in Lebanese Mission ; A Team Arrives in Lebanon Tomorrow to Look into Hizbullah's Abduction of Israelis
United Nations investigators are scheduled to arrive in Lebanon this weekend to try to salvage the world body's reputation. Israel is harshly criticizing the UN's handling of the events surrounding the kidnapping of three Israeli soldiers by Lebanese...
'White Raven' Takes Flight ; Philip Glass's Opera Melds Inventive Drama and Flights of Sheer Fancy
White Raven" is a five-act opera with action stretching from Portugal and Brazil to the moon and an undersea crystal city. As tantalizing as that sounds, the real excitement is that the production has been composed by Philip Glass and directed by...
Why Bush Team Is No Fan of Arms-Control Treaties ; ABM Pact Is Just One of Several Security-Related Treaties It Would Amend - or Undo
When President Bush meets Russia's President Vladimir Putin in Rome this weekend, he will try to nudge Mr. Putin toward a new agreement between the two countries on missile defense. But the Bush administration is indicating that any agreement will...
'Would You like to Play Yourself in a Movie?' ; A Writer Studies Hard for Her Five-Word Part - and Watches Julia Roberts from Behind a Potted Palm
It was 6:30 a.m. and Catherine Zeta-Jones was sitting in the makeup trailer. Her hair was in large rollers, and she was having the last dabble of powder applied to her flawless face. Sitting in the chair beside Ms. Zeta-Jones, I noticed a dozen color...