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 October 15, 1999

Advertisers Fund Family-Friendly TV, Win Kudos
In the battle to change the sex-and-violence-laden culture Hollywood is accused of purveying, a coalition of the nation's top advertisers is using the ultimate industry weapon - money - to alter the course of television. The Association of National Advertisers...
A Hard Blow Hits Mexican Politics ; 'Bad Boy' Presidential Candidate Roberto Madrazo Takes on the Ruling
The colorful inflatable hammers held aloft by supporters chanting, "Hard, hard, hard!," as in "Hit 'em hard!" say it all: This is a campaign event for Roberto Madrazo, the self-described rebel candidate for president of Mexico within the ruling Institutional...
Arms-Control World Upended ; Senate Defeat of the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Is the Most Decisive
America's long history as a driving force in the world's effort to contain weapons of mass destruction has taken an abrupt change in direction with the Senate's rejection of the nuclear test ban treaty. A pact first proposed by President Eisenhower...
A Tough Place to Be a Woman with a Cause
She is accused by some hard-line ayatollahs of trying single- handedly to undermine Iran's Islamic revolution. Petite and soft- spoken, she looks no match for her bearded detractors. But Shirin Ebadi is made of steel. "Any person who pursues human rights...
David Lynch Plays It 'Straight' ; Midwestern Charm
Starting today, the biggest surprise of this year's Cannes film festival will be stirring up talk in theaters. David Lynch, known for ultraviolent movies like "Blue Velvet" and surreal TV fare like "Twin Peaks," has found still another way to give audiences...
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NO, WE WON'T HELP YOU OUT There are good neighbors, and then there are the people who live near Joseph Webb. As the Milwaukee resident and his wife attended church last Sunday, a burglar broke into their house to steal all the valuables he could carry....
For UN and East Timor, a Chance to Start Over
Constancio Pinto learned his hardest lesson in foreign affairs long before he started graduate studies in international relations here in the US. After Indonesian troops killed some 200 peaceful demonstrators in his hometown of Dili, East Timor, in November...
Harlem Dancers Leap to Stage and Classroom
One of the delights on opening night as the Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) celebrated its 30th season was the live appearance of the Soweto String Quartet, along with two drummers, to accompany the New York premire of "South African Suite." But before...
HBO's Role Evolves with 'Innocent'
HBO already ranks at the top of the heap among cable channels in terms of viewership and critical attention. Now it has seen fit to spin off its own gold-label channel, HBO Signature, to highlight award-winning original programs and noteworthy theatrical...
Indigenous Rocks Its Way Up the Charts
Indigenous is the first American Indian band to have a Top 10 rock radio hit. The members are Nakotas, born and raised on the Yankton Reservation in South Dakota. Guitarist Mato Nanji, his sister, Wanbdi, brother Pte, and first cousin, Horse, style...
It's Not Just about Baseball - It's about Attitude
There are people who think the current battles to determine the American League and National League champs - the prize being they get to compete in the World Series - are about baseball. Poor dears.Of course it's not about baseball. It's about attitudes...
Latest Tool for Saving Fish: Pollute the River ; Restoring Rare Native Fish May Require the Poisoning of Newer Rivals
It might seem like a profound ecological contradiction - deliberately poisoning a lake or river to make it better for fish. But on a remote stretch of Montana ranchland owned by media mogul Ted Turner, along a peaceful tarn and meandering stream pressing...
Latest Tool of Student Protest: Job Resume ; amid a Tight Labor Market, Students Hope a Job Boycott Of
One, two, three, four. We don't want your dirty ... job? Call it the business-suit version of student protest - a tactic that capitalizes on today's tight labor market to try to change corporate policy. For an earnest band of students across the United...
Letters
Off-road vehicles kick up controversy Regarding "Crush of off- road vehicles plies West's public lands" (Oct. 5): The Forest Service has paid close attention to off-road vehicle (ORV) recreation for many years. Twenty-five years ago, ORVs could be used...
New York Fest Spotlights Bold and Lively Avant-Garde Films
Every year about this time, the New York Film Festival opens a window onto an area of moviemaking that usually gets far less attention than it deserves: avant-garde film, which is less devoted to commercial storytelling than it is to poetry-like explorations...
No Way to Treat a Treaty
With the defeat of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty in the United States Senate, the chickens came home to roost for President Clinton. He's paying the price for his treatment of the Republican Congress over the past five years and his weakened credibility....
Our Recipe for Culinary Harmony
Pretend you're in a foreign country," I say to my husband, slapping some unidentifiable substance on the supper table. I know for a fact that he has eaten many things in his life out of politeness or starvation, including frogs roasted over a campfire...
Overpowering Domestic Violence ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
A jealous spouse, a rebellious child, an impatient parent, can erupt into an out-of-control monster and wreak havoc on a family, even a community. Too many lives are lost and homes disrupted by domestic violence. Violent anger is not beyond control...
Research Supports Idea That Age Doesn't Hinder Learning ; Findings Reported Today Give Evidence That a Key Part of the Brain
For most of this century, scientists have believed that the human brain grew until a certain age, then stopped - making learning more difficult in later years. Now, researchers have the clearest evidence yet that the part of the brain most closely associated...
Sports101
Doug Flutie of the Buffalo Bills has a cereal named after him ("Flutie Flakes") as well as a candy bar. He plays drums in a band called The Flutie Brothers. If you watch pro football, you'll see him throwing passes all over the place, dashing down the...
'Stayin' Alive' on Broadway ; 1970s Hit Movie 'Saturday Night Fever' Moves from Screen to Stage
The name alone may be enough for fans of a successful 1977 movie starring John Travolta to flock to the new Broadway megamusical "Saturday Night Fever." And, if not the name, there's the hype. Mr. Travolta, who played Tony Manero in the coming-of-age...
The Delicate Task of Wooing Interest Groups ; Gore Chalks Up Key Endorsements, Which Grow in Importance as Party
In the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, no endorsement by a special-interest group will be more important than the nod Vice President Al Gore got this week from organized labor. The backing of the 13.1 million-member AFL-CIO, which...
The Monitor Movie Guide
STAR RATINGS Excellent ++++ Good +++ Fair ++ Poor + The Worst DUD NEW RELEASE CREMASTER 2 (NOT RATED) Director: Matthew Barney. With Matthew Barney, Norman Mailer, Lauren Pine, Patty Griffin, Scott...
The Telegraphic Wit That Preceded the '30'
His name was Al Kirkwood and he was night operator at our railroad station. I haven't seen him since 1928, and I did well to remember his name. Our town was on the main line, so the dispatcher's telegraph system was at the ready the clock around, but...
To Enjoy Music, Stop to Really Listen
My wife and I once invited a friend who is a professional organist and pianist to dinner. As we sat down to chat beforehand, I put a piece of classical music on the stereo, thinking it would please him. Our friend soon grew silent, responding to our...
Treading Carefully on Path to N. Ireland Peace ; despite an Impasse, the General Charged with Overseeing Arms Handover
Gen. John de Chastelain's family traces its roots to the Scottish clan Drummond, whose motto is "Gang warily" (walk carefully). There could hardly be a better theme for his work overseeing the handover of illegal weapons in Northern Ireland, aimed at...
Twin Cities Burst with Stage Energy
I believe there is a renaissance going on right now in Minneapolis," says Steve Richardson, producing director of one of the leading theater companies here. Many other theater artists and critics agree, seeing a new energetic burst in the performing...
USA
The senate voted down the controversial Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, 51-to-48, dealing President Clinton a major political and foreign-policy defeat. It was the first time in almost 80 years that the Senate rejected a major international treaty. Angry...
US Wary as Europe Ponders Defense Ties ; Officials Would Support the Move but Fear It May Limit America's Global
For years the US has urged its European allies to revamp their military forces and play a greater role in the Continent's security. Kosovo and Bosnia, critics say, are just the latest examples of Europe relying too heavily on American might. But now...
What's on TV ; SHOWS WORTH NOTING FOR Oct. 16 - 22
Listings are not necessarily recommended by the Monitor. All times Eastern, check local listings. SATURDAY 10/16 Major League Baseball (Fox, 4-7 p.m.): Game 3 of the American League Championship Series comes to Fenway Park. New York Yankees pitcher...
What We Do for Our Country
Arthur Schlesinger is authority for the fact that no Kennedy speech went through as much redrafting as his inaugural address. And no sentence was more worked-on than, "Ask not what your country can do for you ...." The theme had appeared in campaign...
When Spying Goes Public
In centuries past, governments, both good and bad, could hide secret projects and troop movements from prying eyes. Armies would fight over mountaintops or float balloons to get a visual advantage.The airplane changed the rules of the game. Spies on...
World
The military chief of Pakistan is looking for a way to "restore constitutional democracy," an aide to the head of state said. Gen. Pervaiz Musharraf was conferring with President Rafiq Tarar and other senior political leaders on various options, the...
Yes, Indeed, We're Walkin'
Last Friday in this space, Anne Marie Drew, a professor of English at the US Naval Academy, wrote about being interviewed by ABC-TV News, and the curious detail of having to be videotaped while walking as part of the segment. "I don't know what school...

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