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 May 8, 1998

8-Mm Movies Make a Big Showing
If the fuss over "Titanic" seems a trifle overblown to you, a new series at Manhattan's renowned Museum of Modern Art may provide the perfect antidote."Big as Life: an American History of 8mm Films" takes a spirited, incredibly varied look at a world...
A New Strategy in the Abortion Fight? Florida Considers a Vanity License Plate That Would Carry an Anti-Abortion Message
It all started after NASA's Space Shuttle Challenger exploded above Cape Canaveral 12 years ago, killing its crew of seven. That year the Florida Legislature passed a bill to create the state's first commemorative license plate. The $31.5 million proceeds...
Applying an Ancient Asian Art to Design of a New High-Rise Builders Incorporate Incense and Rice, Light and Airflow, as Buyers Seek Spaces That Conform to Notions of Feng Shui
It was just an ordinary Friday morning on the beachfront here - traffic buzzed on Ocean Boulevard, jets echoed overhead, Rollerbladers clicked their wheels on the boardwalk cement.But in the courtyard of a new $100 million, luxury high-rise apartment,...
Budapest Finds Profit in 'Ghastly' Public Art What to Do with Those Leftover Communist Icons? Hungarians Build a Park
Drive 15 minutes from the center of the Hungarian capital and you can come face to face with the people who created and ran the "Evil Empire."You can get a close-up look at Lenin, spend as much time as you like with Karl Marx, and stare into the eyes...
California Governor's Race Tests Old Clichs as Democrats Scratch for Nomination, It's the Poor, Male Insider Who Is Now Nudging Ahead of the Field
As California's high-stakes gubernatorial primary heads into its final lap, it is testing several forces of contemporary American politics: the power of money, the power of gender, and the power of the outsider.So far, none of the above are proving decisive...
Don't Nix the 'Nixy' If You Want to Send a Smile
Mrs. Charlie Manchester greeted me in her usual pleasant manner, and employing the freemasonry of the Railway Mail Service she said, "What do we do with the nixies tonight?" Mrs. Manchester's husband and my father were railway postal clerks together...
Dues and Don'ts
President Clinton is poised to veto a bill that would pay a substantial portion of the $1.3 billion in back dues owed by the United States to the United Nations. His reason is a "rider" that would prohibit any US dollars going to international programs...
Folk Singer Ana Egge Hits the Big Time
Things just keep going right for Ana Egge. The Canadian-born, New Mexico-raised daughter of the heartland now living in Austin, Texas, just keeps landing in one sweet spot after another.Ms. Egge (pronounced egg-ee) is currently on tour with pop-folk...
For the Redgraves, Mother's Day Is on Stage
Many mothers will spend this Sunday, Mother's Day, at home with their families. But to a mother and daughter who bring hundreds of people to life on stage, a theater is home.Last Saturday, StageWest, a small theater in Springfield, Mass., became an intimate...
Great Athletes Seldom Quit - Unfortunately
John Elway, easily the best quarterback in the National Football League these days and perhaps the best who ever played the game, has the opportunity to do something even better than he has done in many a star-spangled effort on the field.Yes, sir, better...
'He Got Game' Portrays Urban America in New Light
By a wide margin, Spike Lee is the most gifted and influential black filmmaker in American movies. His new picture, "He Got Game," is his most ambitious production since the sweeping "Malcolm X" six years ago.It's far from perfect, and some scenes may...
'Hey, You Kids!' - the Cautionary Tales of Youth
Not long ago, I was startled to see a discarded refrigerator by the side of a road near my home. It was an older model, the kind with a latching door handle that can only be opened from the outside. The word "danger" popped into my head, and I instantly...
Joining the Revelry
Have you ever danced in the aisles during a theatrical performance? If not, you haven't experienced some of the best interactive theater around: the Revels.Audience participation is key to seasonal shows produced by the Revels, a nonprofit group formed...
Kids' Privacy - A Parent's Lesson Series: MORAL DILEMMAS: An Occasional Column about Conflicts We Find Ourselves Facing in Daily Life. the Monitor Invites Readers to Comment, Suggest Their Own Solutions, and to Submit Their Own Accounts of Moral Dilemmas
There I was, minding my own business, checking my e-mail, when I noticed my daughter had used my mailbox on a weekend home from college. While I have never opened any of my children's personal mail, or listened in on their phone conversations, or read...
L.A.'S Twisted Pursuit of the 'News'
For local television news directors and station executives, what happened on a Los Angeles freeway overpass last week was a bitter lesson in the dangers of live television coverage and a reminder of just how dramatically our news standards have tumbled.A...
Letters
US Foreign Policy on Seekers of IndependenceIt is not just in Kosovo that the US is playing the wrong card, as a Kosovo journalist says in your article "Lines Harden in Brittle Kosovo" (April 24).Again and again, the problem with American foreign policy...
Reviewing the Treasures of My 'Mom Collection'
One good thing about being a mother is that you get to have children, even if they're not always your own. Other than that, it may not be so great a career choice: long hours, lousy pay, no privacy, not much respect. A friend of mine says motherhood...
Rise of Borderless Corporation DaimlerChrysler Deal Will Test Whether Two Cultures Can Merge in Boardroom
Which will sit on the hood of the DaimlerChrysler: the elegant three-pronged Mercedes star or the chunkier five-pronged Chrysler version?The difference in emblems, though subtle, illustrates the challenge facing the latest megamerger between Germany's...
'Sin Taxes' Are No Answer to Addictions
Several years ago, a small college in northern California invited me to lecture, offering a surprisingly high fee. Once there and having made friends with my sponsors, I asked how they could afford it. The smiling answer was "the state lottery," which...
Sports 101
Baseball, football, and basketball all have them. So do hockey and soccer. But when men's tennis experimented with on-court coaches earlier this week, some players disliked the idea. Pete Sampras says he doesn't need an on-court coach and finds it "a...
Take Me Back to the Ballpark
When it comes to preserving a part of its heritage, major league baseball is down to its final two strikes.Last year, Detroit made it official: Tiger Stadium will be evacuated once a new facility is completed in 2000. That leaves Chicago's Wrigley Field...
Tax the Negative, Not the Positive
Northwest Environment Watch, a Seattle-based think tank, has proposed a new tax system to put the financial squeeze on pollution, not people. Tax carbon-dioxide emissions, smog, sprawl, and pesticides, they say, instead of business, income, and sales.Sometimes...
The End of 'Yada Yada Yada,' but You Already Knew That
"There's nothing to talk about.""Ah, what's there to talk about.""Well, at least you and I are talking about how there's nothing to talk about." "Why don't you talk with her about how there's nothing to talk about?" "She knows there's nothing to talk...
The French Look Back at May '68
Daniel Cohn-Bendit, a member of the European parliament, was addressing a student symposium here earlier this week when somebody threw a pie in his face.For "Danny the Red" - as Mr. Cohn-Bendit was known 30 years ago - a cream pie is a relatively benign...
The Monitor's Movie Guide
New ReleasesARTEMISIA (NOT RATED)Director: Agnes Merlet. With Valentina Cervi, Michel Serrault, Miki Manojlovic. (96 min.) +++ Fact-based story of a Renaissance artist who sparked cultural controversy by breaking a taboo against women painting nude...
The News in Brief
The USChrysler Corp. and Daimler-Benz confirmed that they would merge in a $36 billion deal that will change the automaking industry and give both companies a bigger stake in the global market. The new company, DaimlerChrysler, combines the German luxury-carmaker...
The Quiet, but Grateful, Majority
Talk with Derrick Bryant, and you might feel as if you've stepped back to a more innocent time. This quiet, athletic senior is grateful to his parents for giving him food, a safe home, and encouragement to study hard. And he's not afraid to say thank...
Time for a Fermata? Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
It looks much like a bird's eye, this musical symbol. Its name is an Italian word that means pause or hold.I've heard it said that a fermata is often employed in religious music and hymns that date back several hundred years, when such music was composed...
Unique Law Lets Florida Voters Make Changes to Constitution State Provision Mandates a Constitutional Review Every 20 Years. Key Issues in 1998: Gun Control, Equal Rights
A unique exercise in streamlined government is under way in Florida, where a special commission has just recommended 33 changes to the state's constitution - with many of the suggestions expected to ignite a firestorm of debate.Some of the issues are...
What's on TV?
AMERICAN MASTERS - DON HEWITT: 90 MINUTES ON 60 MINUTESWednesday, May 139-10:30 p.m. (PBS) CBS ARCHIVES TV highlights for the week of May 9-15. All times are Eastern; check local listings. SATURDAY 5/9 Saturday Night Live (NBC, 11:30 p.m.-1 a.m.):...
Which Mr. Netanyahu Is Going to Washington? Israel's Leader Meets His Cabinet Sunday. Is He Ready to Deal?
At the main event saluting Israel's 50th anniversary last week, one performance featured a jittery man walking a tightrope, gingerly trying to keep his balance."If I move to the left, I'll upset the religious right and fall. Leaning too far to the right...

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