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 September 29, 2000

American Soccer G-O-O-L-D ... Is Not to Be
The stunning loss by the United States women's soccer team here last night to Norway, 3-2, in the Olympic gold-medal game, happened with the speed of a pickpocket. It was done so quickly, and seemed so improbable. Indeed, 12 minutes into sudden-death...
Asian Drama, Adventure Reach US Screens
Asian movies are having a banner year with American audiences. Two pictures by the late Japanese master Akira Kurosawa are now in theaters - "Madadayo" and "Ran" - and the current New York Film Festival (through Oct. 9) is presenting the US premires...
Best & Boring of New Fall Season
Expect a lot of retreads. While there's nothing radically new this season, the broadcast networks offer a few shows, which, judging solely by the pilots, may prove entertaining or enlightening or both. Naturally there are plenty of mediocre, warmed-over...
Big Stars Small Screen
After the Olympics on NBC end Sunday, it won't be a Hollywood minute before all six networks jump in to fill the void. Right on the heels of the final long-distance blimp shot over Sydney, they'll strut their new stuff, dodging late-season baseball...
Bilingual Education Can Teach English Better
Contrary to claims made by critics of bilingual education ("Arizona takes page from California lesson book" Sept. 27), rising test scores in California do not demonstrate that dismantling bilingual education is a good idea. Test scores increased...
Campaign Literature Is Smothering Us!
It doesn't matter whether we're Democrats or Republicans, left fielders or right fielders. We've got to join together and make those candidates stop stuffing us with campaign literature. I used to think the political mail would ebb, once the people...
Criminal Penalties for CEOs? ; Product-Safety Cases Raise Issue of Corporate Ethics
At least since the 1970s, when the Ford Pinto rolled off the assembly line with its gas tanks prone to explode, US corporations have faced a moral conundrum: In a capitalist society, how do you balance safety with profit? It's a foggy area of corporate...
Engrossed in Our Own Backyard
The only real question about last Sunday's election in Yugoslavia was whether President Milosevic would steal it or defy it. And, by demanding a runoff on the basis of dubious figures from the Federal Election Commission, he seemed to be trying to...
Gore Plumbs Advantages of Incumbency ; Emerging from President's Shadow, He Is Boosted by Administration's Good News
In some cases, campaigning for the presidency from a cubicle just down the hall from the Oval Office is an enormous boost. In others, it's an intolerable burden. For most of the campaign, Vice President Al Gore's close ties to the White House have...
Greg Brown Adds a 'Soul' Sound to Traditional Folk
Ever since gaining national attention as a regular on Garrison Keillor’s National Public Radio program “A Prairie Home Companion” in the late 1980s, folk singer and songwriter Greg Brown has attracted dedicated fans nicknamed “Greg...
Indonesia Stops Suharto 'Show Trial' ; the Former President Was Granted a Blanket Clemency Yesterday for Health Reasons
A blanket clemency offered yesterday to former Indonesian ruler Suharto on medical grounds comes at a time when Indonesia itself still seems adrift. President Abdurrahman Wahid is out of the country. Indonesian generals have been slow to block the...
Lockerbie Star Witness Stumbles ; the CIA's Double Agent Wound Up His Testimony - Seen as Damaging to the Prosecution - Thursday
Prosecutors in the Lockerbie bombing trial struggled yesterday to restore the credibility of their key witness after lawyers defending the two Libyans charged with destroying Pan Am flight 103 in December 1988 accused him repeatedly of lying so as to...
Medical, Religious Values Clash over Conjoined Twins ; Parents Decided Yesterday Not to Appeal Court Decision That Would Sacrifice One for the Other
The parents of a pair of conjoined (Siamese) twins have decided not to appeal a court ruling in a case whose legal, religious, and ethical dimensions might tax the powers of the biblical King Solomon. The case focused on when, or if, it is justifiable...
Monitor Movie Guide
Best in Show (PG-13) Director: Christopher Guest. With Christoph≈er Guest, Parker Posey, Michael Hitchcock, Jennifer Coolidge, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara. (89 min.) Steritt *** A visit with the dog-show set as they prepare their pooches...
Norman Mailer Muses on Cynicism, Writing, TV
For a man whose long, literary life has been built on a keen critical stance toward American culture, Norman Mailer is at pains to point out that this attitude is quite different from what he sees as the easy cynicism of today. "Cynicism has a limited...
One Film Thinks Big, One Looks for Its Niche among Fall Influx of Indies
Remember the emperor in "Amadeus" who complained there were "too many notes" in Mozart's music? After struggling for years to build an independent-film movement free of Hollywood domination, some participants are worrying that the campaign has succeeded...
Philippines in Dogfight with Wily, Cash-Rich Rebels ; Thursday, Government Troops Widened Their Search for Muslim Guerrillas on a Second Philippine Island
It's early morning when the planes take off on their first bombing mission of the day. A pair of US-made OV-10 Broncos, each armed with rockets and a 250-pound bomb, head out across an azure sea toward the jungle-clad slopes of Jolo Island, less than...
Picasso, Move over - Public Loves Corn on the Curb ; Fiberglass Flora and Fauna on Display in US Cities Are a Civic Leader's Dream, but Others Jeer It as McArt
When it comes to public art, it's a zoo out there. Fiberglass pigs, rabbits, and buffalo are stampeding across urban landscapes, greeting gawking travelers and perking up inner cities. The sheer number of projects - from fish in New Orleans and Boston...
Politics and Pokmon Light Up Broadway Marquees
OK, so the current US presidential race between Vice President Al Gore and Texas Gov. George W. Bush may be a bit dull. But old- fashioned political drama - as well as comedy and melodrama - is alive and well on Broadway in the star-studded revival...
Questions for the Debates ; What Would You Ask Gore or Bush? Here's Our List
Mr. Moderator of the presidential debates, here are questions we would ask of both Al Gore and George W. Bush: Question No. 1: You two have prepared long and hard for this debate, both in what you will say and how you will say it. Now that you're...
Rosh Hashana ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
From sunset today through Sunday marks the celebration of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year 5761. This high holiday, or religious festival, is recognized and celebrated in a variety of ways. It is noted by some Jews as the "Day of Judgment." Individuals...
Should You Pay More for Internet Access?
Federal regulators have wisely adopted a "hands off" approach to the Internet. Why? The Internet has been growing like crazy. Presumably, few Congressmen or federal bureaucrats are interested in leaving their fingerprints on changes that will upset...
'Simn Says ...' Populist Leader Revives an Icon
When Venezuelan schoolchildren returned from summer vacation last week, the country's education minister declared this was not just any back-to-school, but the initiation of a "Bolivarian school year." Earlier this month, when President Hugo Chvez...
The Heart of the Battleground ; Watching Emmaus, Pa., Voters Make Up Their Minds
Tucked away among the wooded foothills of the Lehigh Mountains, the 18th-century village of Emmaus - with its historic Main Street, staid Pennsylvania Dutch traditions, and lilting German accents - appears at first to be trapped in time. Once a closed...
Today's Story Line
There's a reason that courtroom dramas, even the fictionalized versions such as "Perry Mason" or "The Practice," make for compelling viewing. The stakes are often life and death, and in their pursuit of truth the lawyers must probe the specific cases...
Two Hostlers Andtwo Hostiles
This poignant and revealing story comes from the long ago, but needs entering in the record so historians may contemplate its nuances and evaluate its didactic importance. Now that you have looked up those words, I continue: In those times, fire...
USA
In a victory for pro-choice advocates, the Food and Drug Administration approved the abortion pill RU-486, which can cause an early end to pregnancies. The FDA mandated that prospective pill- takers must be given information guides and must make doctor...
What's Next on TV for Cap'n Crunch Crowd? ; New Shows Offer Cool Surprises, Plenty of Action
The new television season for kids really begins with the new school season. Is there something just a tad odd about that? And in this new season, like the last, there's lots of action. Whatever happened to the understanding that children can handle...
World
Vowing not to participate in a second round of elections, opposition Yugoslav presidential candidate Vojislav Kostunica, called for a peaceful general boycott to force incumbent Slobodan Milosevic to admit defeat. Kostunica's allies asked supporters...

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