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 28, 2000

A Charming Extremist Defies Moderate India
Imagine the racial overtones of David Duke. The machine-boss politics of Chicago's late Richard J. Daley. The aura of Marlin Brando's "Godfather." That's a composite of Bombay's Bal Thackeray - who has ruled India's premier city for most of the 1990s...
Americans Want to Have Tax Cut and Spend It, Too ; GOP's One-at-a-Time Tax Cuts Are Resonating with the Public; Clinton Says, 'Do the Math.'
President Clinton has come down from the mountaintop at Camp David and waded right back into domestic politics. First on his agenda: fighting back Republican tax-cut legislation. For two weeks, Congress has been churning out tax relief while the president,...
Army Grabs a Hose to Help Fight West's Fires
With no end to the hot, dry weather in sight, US officials have called out the military to help contain blazes that are charring thousands of acres from Washington to Texas. More than 70 fires burned across parts of 10 Western states Wednesday, racing...
A Slice of Aboriginal Culture
Aboriginal paintings found in private collections around the world are coming home to Australia as part of a major exhibit in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Arts Festival. "Papunya Tula: Genesis & Genius," at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) from...
Car-Seat Conversations Inspire Iranian Director
Iranian movies still seem like exotic territory to many Americans, but they have a steadily growing audience thanks to their penchant for touching, compassionate stories about characters and situations recognizable around the globe. The filmmaker most...
Chariots of Fire? Point Me to Recliner
Every time the summer Olympics return to the headlines, I'm grateful that athletic fame never loomed as a possibility in my life. No worries for me about unfulfilled potential. I sympathize with all competitors everywhere who possess superior abilities...
Civilization Is like Character: It Can't Be Bought
Your July 21 editorial "Kamikaze tax-cut votes" repeats the tired adage that taxes are the price of civilization. Civilization in a society is like character in a person in that a good one cannot be bought, but must be earned by constant adherence to...
Compact Discs for Sale
I still have my old records from high school, which I would never consider selling. They're like collector items to me. It's part nostalgia, part economics. I always felt like I got something for my money - big pictures, large albums. I enjoy flipping...
Dirty Diamonds
Diamonds, as the industry advertises, may be the "international symbol of love" to a young couple shopping for an engagement ring. But thousands of miles away from the jewelry store, they represent something quite different: the exploitation of natural...
Drawing Power ; Ben Katchor's Keen Observations of Urban Life and His Quirky Plotlines Keep Readers Coming Back
With his unruly locks and slouchy demeanor, editorial cartoonist Ben Katchor, creator of the much-admired comic strip "Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer," has the oddball presence of a genius. Some years ago when Mr. Katchor was between newspapers,...
Driving by Example
Driving is serious business, requiring concentration, caution, and common sense. Isn't that what we tell 16-year-olds as they get their licenses? Unfortunately, it isn't what a lot of their elders practice. Recent evidence of that comes from the National...
Etc
Uh, yeah, it's my inheritance If you lost more than $1 million recently, the Chicago police are holding it for you. But before you lay claim, you should be ready to explain how you got so much cash. Officers, who figure the money is drug-related, stumbled...
GOP's Message: Niceness Wins ; Republicans Open Their Convention Monday, Aiming to Show Unity and Reaganesque Optimism
On the eve of the 2000 Republican National Convention, the electricity in the voice of party activists is palpable: This is their year. The divisions of the past have been muted. They want the White House back. Badly. And when the Republicans convene...
'House Divided' Breaks Down Realities of Race
This television season has been dominated by a discussion of two issues - reality and race. Showtime's "A House Divided" has both. The film (Sunday, July 30, 8-10 p.m.) is based on the true story of Amanda America Dickson, offspring of a slave and a...
Howard Stern Hijinks Hit Land of Tea and Crumpets ; A Boom in UK Radio Stations over Past Six Years Is Largely Thanks to US- Style 'Shock Jocks.'
Over the airwaves of Britain, a clash is being played out between traditional genteelness and modern vulgarity . Rude radio hosts - "shock jocks" of the type popular in America - have debuted as the most controversial part of a wave of more than 300...
In Response to Accidents ; Bringing a Spiritual Perspective to Daily Life
Whether it's a minor mishap in the kitchen or a major pileup on the freeway - an incident known only to you, or the lead story on the evening news - something is always true: turning in prayer to the Almighty brings comfort and assurance, as well as...
Jerusalem, the Uncompromisable
Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Palestinian chairman Yasser Arafat had long known they could solve most of their problems - the creation of a Palestinian state, the return of Palestinian refugees, the acceptance of Jewish settlements. And, when everything...
Law and the Wild, Wild Web
A pizza or a new car can't be squeezed through an Internet cable (though they can be ordered that way). But the Web does do an amazing job of delivering ideas - "intellectual property." These ideas may be in the form of the written word (now provided...
New Racial Climate in Suburban South ; Middle-Class Migrants from the Northeast and Midwest Help Heal Centuries- Old Rifts
It seems that everywhere along Raleigh's outskirts - near tin shacks, cotton rows, and churches with peeling paint - there are the beginnings of roads. To real estate agents and contractors, they are harbingers of hundreds of new and neat middle-class...
'Nutty Professor II' Nixes Nutty for Crude
Eddie Murphy's remake of "The Nutty Professor" struck gold four years ago, and "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" is poised to do the same. It might even outgross its predecessor, since it serves up Murphy in no fewer than eight roles - enough to delight...
Olympic Arts Festival - as Ancient as Games ; Arts and Culture Will Get Their Moment of Glory before the Sports Events Begin
The last thing Leo Schofield wants to do is compete head-on with the Olympic Games. The director of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Arts Festival describes his event as a pendant on the full necklace of the Games, but adds, "It can be a quite glittering object...
South Koreans Divided over Coziness with the North ; North Korean Officials Travel to Seoul Tomorrow to Begin Nuts-And- Bolts Talks on Implementing the Accord
South Koreans are divided over their historic handshake with North Korea. On the one hand, South Korean President Kim Dae Jung's political enemies are traveling to Oslo next month to explain why Mr. Kim doesn't deserve to win the Nobel Peace Prize....
Sports 101
NFL training camp is more than just watching players run, huddle, and throw the ball. It's an "experience." Increasingly, NFL clubs are converting their training camps to "NFL theme camps" for fans. Autograph sessions, special scrimmages, and interactive...
Tall Ships That Aren't and Really Tall Ships That Were
A recent TV nugget showed the "Tall Ships" arriving for a harbor visit and one of 'em looked a good bit like the Banks schooner Gertrude L. Thebeau returning to Gloucester with a get of dabs, or as we highlanders put it, a hold of groundfish. Welcome...
The Democracy of Strawberries
It's a pity Robert Frost never wrote a paean to the strawberry, the way he did for some of the other New England fruits. He devoted several pages to the blueberry ("You ought to have seen what I saw on my way/ To the village, through Patterson's pasture...
The High School Video Diaries ; Fox's Provocative New Reality Drama, 'American High,' Gives an Eye- Opening Account of Teenagers' Lives
American High is Fox's new reality TV show (Wednesdays, beginning Aug. 2, 9-10 p.m.). But unlike "Big Brother" and "Survivor," this is no game. What is revealed about American youth is truly eye- opening. Fourteen teenagers from a suburban Chicago high...
Their Hearts Throb over ... Politics? ; Sagebrush Delegates
When she was a little girl, Becky Costantino used to play with ballots on election day. She lived on a ranch outside Douglas, Wyo., that doubled as a post office and polling place, and she remembers marking up trial cards while her mother oversaw the...
The Monitor Movie Guide
Red stars denote the reviews of Monitor movie critic David Sterritt unless otherwise noted. Ratings and comments by the Monitor panel ( blue stars) reflect the sometimes diverse views of at least three other moviegoers. Information on violence, drugs,...
Tiger Is So Good ... He's Boring Us to Tears
Enough time now has passed to enable us to clearly understand the enormity of Tiger Woods's sweeping triumph earlier this week at golf's British Open. What we understand is that it was boring. What we further understand is Woods is making the entire...
Today's Story Line
One of the peculiar qualities of a democracy is that an individual can build a formidable base of power by promising to better lives for the poorest and most frustrated voters in society. This is one element evident in two different stories today in...
USA
By midnight tonight, the online song-sharing service of Napster Inc. was to be shut down per a preliminary federal injunction. In San Francisco Wednesday, Judge Marilyn Hall Patel granted the order at the request of the Recording Industry Association...
Watching Greenspan Watch the US Economic Data ; Latest Figures Show Temperance on Wage Hikes. Will That Reduce Inflation Concerns?
For the next several weeks, Wall Street seems sure to be engaged in a game of "Will He or Won't He?" With each new statistic on the US economy that emerges from Washington, investors and analysts are weighing it for its impact on the interest-rate...
Wealthier Venezuelans Jump Ship ; President Chvez May Win Reelection Sunday with Votes from the Poor. Others Dread Economic Decline
Abrahn Fernndez and his partner Germn Rojas offer a startling range of services from their tiny, almost open-air office in the run-down Caracas district of Petare. If you want to learn to drive, rent an apartment, take out an insurance policy -or...
What a Wonderful World Armstrong Made ; CDs, Museums, and Books Celebrate the Centennial of the 'Mount Rushmore of American Music,' Louis Armstrong
Recent generations may know jazz giant Louis Armstrong (1901- 1971) best as the singer of "What a Wonderful World" as reprised in the 1987 Robin Williams film "Good Morning, Vietnam," and for an onscreen appearance alongside Barbra Streisand in "Hello...
Why Record Labels Still Squirm ; Song-Swapping Web Site Faces Shutdown, but Court Case Only Buys Time for Industry to Adapt
A court ruling this week threatens the Internet's most popular music-sharing site with shutdown at midnight tonight, yet experts say the case is only a wakeup call in a much larger conflict: the entertainment industry's struggle to adapt to the wired...
World
Negotiators for Israel and the Palestinians are to meet again Sunday to resume the search for a final peace deal, although it appeared their respective leaders, Prime Minister Barak and President Arafat, won't be among them. The word came amid reports...