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 April 16, 1999

21st Century - It's No Glass Slipper
What do you most look forward to about life in the 21st century? Space colonization? An end to world hunger? The Dow at 10 zillion? All worthy goals, no doubt. But by far the best part about crossing that millennial threshold will be our finally leaving...
Are You a Gardener? Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
This morning I was sitting at my desk at the office. I was praying about some circumstances that looked pretty bleak. Then, out of the blue, I remembered a scene from my childhood.When I was 11 years old, my father began to have trouble at work. His...
Arnie's Still Got the Grin, the Stroke, the Style
In the distant and hoary 1980s, back about the time electricity was invented and many downtowns started getting paved streets, it became excruciatingly uncomfortable to watch Arnold Palmer play golf as his starry game dimmed.After all, here was a man...
Behind Israel's Reach to Russia Officials Call It Part of a Long Warming. Others Point to Netanyahu's
Two years ago, when Russia's then-Foreign Minister Yevgeny Primakov came to Israel to talk up Moscow's rejuvenated role in the region, his pitch didn't find too wide an audience.But today, Israel seems to be eagerly knocking at the door of Mr. Primakov...
Blacks Take Reins of Power in Rural South
Johnny Weaver told a friend 21 years ago that one day he'd run for mayor in West Helena, Ark., a small Mississippi River town that still rests on its Old South - mainly white - conventions. Last month, Mr. Weaver became the town's first African-American...
Bringing Van Gogh and Monet to Casino Land
Like a dying desperado in an old western, Las Vegas has gone and got "religion" on the cusp of the new millennium.In a place where, arguably, money is the god, a secular shrine to fine art has been created."The Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art," at the end...
Comedy and Drama with International Flavor
One of film's most valuable assets is its ability to cast a light on different cultures around the world. Some of the latest international movies in American theaters serve this function well, illuminating social conditions and cultural ideas as they...
Congress Lets Clinton Lead on Kosovo, for Now Division about Use of Ground Troops Means That It Continues to Defer To
Narrowing his eyes in a stiff spring breeze, Rep. Eliot Engel (D) of New York stands outside the US Capitol, virtually bristling for a ground war against the Serbian forces of Slobodan Milosevic."He's a murderer," says Representative Engel, flanked by...
Delany Sisters' Victory over Tears and Years
"God has use for all the old people," says actress Ruby Dee.Ms. Dee plays a centenarian reflecting on life in "Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years" (CBS, Sunday, April 18, 9-11 p.m.). She says she believes in keeping up the good fight...
Discovery of a Solar System More like Our Own for the First Time, Scientists Find Three Planets Orbiting a Distant
For the first time, scientists have found more than one planet orbiting a star other than our own sun.The discovery of three massive planets revolving around Upsilon Andromedae, a sun-like star 44 light years from Earth, will have a profound impact on...
Japanese Mystery Guest Visits US
I'm phoning from home, late-evening Boston time. When maestro Charles Dutoit picks up at his end, it's tomorrow morning, Tokyo time.Tracking down Mr. Dutoit, music director of Japan's premier orchestra, the NHK Symphony, is always a matter of timing....
Just Ask the Operator for 'Muskrat No. 1'
It does seem as if the higher we're wafted by the wonders of technocracy, the dizzier we get. It might be fun to chat today with Dr. Bell and tell him all the things he never knew about his telephone. Last evening, that young lady in Pierre, S.D., called...
Key Kosovo Front: Air(wave) War Battle for Public Opinion Has Both Sides Spinning Powerful Images In
Four weeks into NATO's bombing of Yugoslavia, a second front has now turned full pitch: the battle for public opinion in the West.The two sides are increasingly locked in a contest to influence what plays on television sets across Europe and America.The...
Letters
Dangers of the 'Kosovo principle' The American people should heed the Monitor's global report on ethnic self-determination ("The drive for countries of their own," April 7) and Libertarian defense analysts like Doug Bandow ("Warmongering in the name...
New Creed: Love Thy Neighbor's Religion Civility Summit This Week in New York City Is Part of a Growing
Three Protestants, a Roman Catholic, a Muslim, a Jew, and a Buddhist are sitting around contemplating the state of American religion."How do you engage in civil dialogue with someone who doesn't want to talk to you?" one of the Protestants asks the venerable...
Objects Designed to Delight Exhibition Blends Fun and (Sometimes) Function
A charming international exhibition, "Designed for Delight," is enlightening viewers about decorative art at The J.B. Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Ky.The exhibition, which originated at the Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts, refutes the modernist...
Peeking into the Cockpits of Americans Headed to War One City Provides a Human Tale of Modern Warfare - and a Reminder Of
By the time the sun rose over the tall Carolina pines Wednesday morning, two dozen F-16 Falcons were streaking east for an appointment with Serbian missile batteries.One by one, as Shaw Air Force Base's fighter planes taxied past their commander, Col....
Social Security Reform Downsized Clinton's Plan for New Retirement Accounts Slows the Drive To
Prospects for radical changes in the Social Security system are fading.After several years of intense debate over how to shore up the nation's troubled retirement system, calls for a dramatic overhaul based on privatization appear to be yielding to more...
Sports 101
Twenty-six miles. 385 yards. 12,700 runners. The 103rd Boston Marathon is just around the corner. Runners, both world class and amateur, will line up at noon in the western Boston suburb of Hopkinton, Mass., Monday and head toward the finish line in...
Swanson's in the Cozy Cathode Glow
My appetite for news got a special treat not long ago, when officials at the Swanson Frozen Food company announced a series of events to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the TV dinner. The celebration will include new products, big advertising, and...
Talk Still Drowned out by Combat's Roar Diplomats Revive the Idea of a Non-NATO-Led Force for Kosovo. Will
Peace moves to end Kosovo's crisis whirl about as the United Nations, Washington, Germany, and Russia separately try to force diplomacy into gear.But they seem to offer little to stop the war for now.With their initiatives driven in part by looming elections,...
Terrific Duo Finds Comedy in Doing 'Life'
No show-business tradition is sturdier than the two-man comedy team, and no contemporary stars are better suited to the format than Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. Pairing them was a terrific idea - they first worked together in 1992 - and their partnership...
The Daring Traditionalist
The paintings of American artist John Singer Sargent, subject of a major traveling exhibition currently at the National Gallery of Art in Washington are easy to describe.They are deft; they have brio; they scintillate with changing light. They are realistic,...
The Monitor Movie Guide
Reviews in this weekly guide are written by Monitor critic David Sterritt (the first set of '+' marks in each review) unless otherwise noted. Ratings and comments by the Monitor staff panel (the second set of '+' marks in each review) reflect the...
Today's Story Line
Keeping American public opinion behind a long war won't be easy, and Yugoslavia knows it. Such incidents as NATO's unintentional bombing of refugees on Wednesday could erode support, especially when Yugoslavia knows how to put a media spin on such events....
Turkey, Algeria Juggle Elections Six of Seven Candidates Withdrew from Algeria's Presidential Race
Military rule and democracy are rare bedfellows, but in Algeria and Turkey variations of this tricky formula are on display during elections in both countries this week.Geographically, the cases couldn't be more different: Algeria is the juggernaut of...
USA
Astronomers said they had discovered the first solar system outside our own - three massive planets orbiting a sunlike star, Upsilon Andromedae. The planets were not thought to be hospitable to life.The House approved - voting along almost-straight party...
US Has No Patent on Scandal Other Countries Have Their Own Twists - like Reciprocal Plagiarism
Thinking about scandal in our government and a president held guilty of civil contempt, you can get depressed. By the sixth year of the Reagan administration, 110 senior officials stood accused of illegal or unethical behavior. Four of them, starting...
We Savored Sunday's Leisure
Impelled, perhaps, by a fit of spring ardor, I recently acted on impulse in a way that brought my teenage son to roll his eyes.It was a Sunday, bright and mild, on the waning edge of Maine's rapidly receding winter. "Let's go for a drive," I cheered...
What's on TV
SHOWS WORTH NOTING FOR APRIL 17 - APRIL 23Listings are not necessarily recommended by the Monitor. All times Eastern, check local listings.SATURDAY 4/17 NFL Draft (ESPN, 12 noon-7 p.m.): The greatest collection of quarterbacks since 1983 is up for grabs....
Why Youth Rules Hollywood from Teen Movies to TV and Pop Music, Ever-Younger Stars Are Shaping
Pup fiction. Teen-sploitation. The "whatever" school of creativity. These are but a few of the names bandied about by critics in an effort to characterize the hormonal haze that has settled over the entertainment industry, from television to films and...
World
Deep regret was expressed by NATO spokesmen for the aerial attack on a civilian convoy in Kosovo that, Yugoslavia said, killed 64 ethnic Albanian refugees and wounded 20 others. But the alliance said the bomb that hit the convoy was dropped after careful...
Yugoslavia's Junior Partner Walks Fine Line between Milosevic, West Kosovo War Has Heightened Tensions as Serbia Tries to Consolidate
Vladimir and Sposoje share more than the same last name of Popovic. Both of them, despite differing viewpoints about Montenegro, have also lived there in peace their entire lives. That they've managed to do so, resisting the pull of ethnic nationalism...
Zhu - No Innocent Abroad
The visit of Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji to the United States over the past week could hardly have come at a less propitious time.Bombs are falling on Serbia, and the Chinese have made clear their opposition to NATO's efforts to militarily force a settlement...
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