The Washington Times (Washington, DC)

The Washington Times is a conservative newspaper published Monday through Friday by the Washington Times LLC. Its editorial headquarters is in Washington, D.C. and it's been published since 1982. The owner of the Washington Times is the Unification Church.The Washington Times covers local, national and world news, with an emphasis on politics. The paper is known for its conservative slant, since it was founded as a response to the more liberal Washington Post. Readership is nationwide.The fact that Reverend Sun Myung Moon of the Unification Churchfounded The Washington Times has made the paper controversial from its very beginning. The question remains as to how much Sun Myung Moon or his aides influence the editorial content of the paper. In 2003, five staff members resigned when their editorials criticizing South Korea for its political repression were stifled. However, not all readers are critical of the way the Washington Times handles news; it is reported that President Ronald Reagan read the paper every day while in office. Sam Dealey is the executive editor, The Washington Times LLC is named as publisher and Chris Dolan is managing editor.

Articles from March 11, 2003

Agonizing Realignments
Byline: Heinrich Maetzke, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES For many Germans it is truly distressing to have to sit by and helplessly watch our own government trample an alliance into the ground that has served Germany so well for more than 50 years....
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Al Qaeda Recruits Oil-Field Attackers; Targets Kuwaiti, Saudi Resources
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Al Qaeda is seeking recruits in the Middle East for terrorist attacks on oil fields in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in the event of U.S. military action against Iraq, U.S. intelligence officials say. Meanwhile,...
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Blix Left out Data from U.N. Testimony; His Report Cites Germ-War Assets
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The White House yesterday questioned why chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix omitted from his public testimony that Iraq is developing combat drones and cluster bombs capable of unleashing chemical...
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Bon Jovi Loses Some 'Bounce'; MCI Crowd Still Felt the Beat
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Go ahead, jeer Bon Jovi if you must. Despite, or maybe because of, my New Jersey roots, I rather enjoy the pastime myself. But who could argue with an MCI Center full of adulatory fans Sunday night,...
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Capitals May Not Make Any Moves
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Capitals have been inactive so far in the trade market, and the club may remain that way while other teams make moves to better their position for the playoffs. The NHL trading deadline is...
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Caps Respond to Plea in Win against Flyers
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Capitals got a tongue-lashing between the second and third periods last night for being close but not close enough and not being able to beat top-end teams like Philadelphia. The message got...
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Catch-Up Can Ease Your Retirement
Byline: Mike Causey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The first and probably last fed to (legally) earn a million bucks while working for Uncle Sam was an Internal Revenue Service employee. He did it the easy way: He was the first $1 million winner on a popular...
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Cherry Blossoms Will Be Late Bloomers
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Visitors to the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival downtown may be disappointed this year because most of the cherry blossoms won't bloom until after the festival ends. The winter's low temperatures...
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Chirac's Girlie Game, Revealed at Last
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES George S. Patton, one of the last of our warrior generals in the tradition of Stonewall Jackson, Pat Cleburne and Phil Sheridan, understood the differences between friend and foe. "I would rather have...
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Columbia Spun out of Control before Explosion
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Space Shuttle Columbia and its seven-member crew were spinning out of control before the orbiter exploded, according to a 28-page report released by the independent Columbia Accident Investigation...
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'Copenhagen,' 'Monty' Make Hayes List
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES District theaters of all sizes shared in the accolades yesterday when the 2003 Helen Hayes Award nominations were revealed. Yesterday's announcement bestowed multiple nominations on the Kennedy Center's...
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Court OKs Damages for Fear of Asbestos Causing Lung Cancer
Byline: Frank J. Murray, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that workers sickened after asbestos exposure may sue employers simply because they fear their disease will become lung cancer. The ruling was said to be the first...
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Curbing Career Criminals
Byline: Bruce Fein , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the few things we know about crime is that past predation is a reasonably reliable earmark of prospective criminality; and, that while career criminals are incarcerated countless gruesome...
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Eastern Conference
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES EASTERN CONFERENCE NETS New Jersey continues to drop into the swamp after its tremendous start to the season. The Nets began with a 26-9 record, but have gone 13-16 since. The defending conference champions...
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Ehrlich's Ill-Conceived Slots Plan Needs More Scrutiny
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Never say never. Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Republican, is now resorting to scare tactics over his main campaign issue. It's now or never for his slot-machine initiative, he says. ...
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Fading Fast; Washington Saves Most of Its Passion for the Postgame
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jerry, Jerry, Jerry. Can we talk, just you and us? "Talk to the coach," Stackhouse said after the Knicks defeated the Wizards 97-96 at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Right. Talk to the coach. ...
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Going That Extra Mile; Small Group of Devoted Marathoners Takes Running to Ultra-Level
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Natalie Burton didn't know it at the time, but she suffered a stress fracture in her right leg somewhere along the 50 miles of Maryland's JFK ultramarathon last November. The District resident does...
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GOP to 'Load' Senate with Votes on Judges; Democrats Face Multiple Filibusters
Byline: Amy Fagan and Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republicans plan to respond to the stalled nomination of Miguel Estrada to a federal appeals court by calling for votes on other contested judicial nominees, leaving Democrats facing the...
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Gridiron Laughs Restrained
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The annual Gridiron Club dinner, an elite gathering where Washington journalists poke fun at politicians, is usually a funny, nonchalant affair. Even at the height of his impeachment woes in 1998, then-President...
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High Price of Gas Puts Brakes on Trip Plans
Byline: Michelle Rothman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Christopher Braun has given up Sunday brunches at his favorite Annapolis crab house, Anu Kumar now thinks twice before making her usual weekend trips to New York, and Louis Walker has traded in his...
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Hitchcock Tries to Alter Flyers' Fortune
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Philadelphia Flyers were on the verge of their second Stanley Cup finals berth in four years in the spring of 2000. Philadelphia led New Jersey 3-1 in the Eastern Conference finals with Game 5 at home....
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Hoyas Get 'Cats without Any Claws
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Villanova will dress only seven players tomorrow night against Georgetown in the first round of the Big East tournament at New York's Madison Square Garden. The school suspended 12 players before Saturday's...
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Insurance Woes for New Homeowners; in Weak Economy, Carriers Get Tough on Policyholders
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two months after Rose Safir bought her Silver Spring home last summer, Geico Corp. canceled her homeowners policy, leaving her scrambling to find a new insurance carrier. "I was in hysterics," Ms. Safir...
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Iraq Complains U.S. Bars Its Diplomatic Couriers
Byline: Stewart Stogel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - The United States has systematically denied visas to Iraqi diplomatic couriers, forcing their envoys in the United States to communicate through telephones, faxes and e-mails that are subject...
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Iraqi Immigrants Seek Saddam Ouster; Express Gratitude to White House
Byline: Steve Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Ramsey Jiddou, fresh from a conference in Washington with National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, Vice President Richard B. Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld, was...
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Israeli Conflict 'Number One Issue'; U.S. Must Act Fast to Gain Support for Mideast Reforms, Official Says
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES AMMAN, Jordan - Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher has a message for his "good friends" in Washington: The United States will find little support for its plans to remake the Middle East if the Israeli-Palestinian...
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Jewish Leaders Tell Moran to Quit
Byline: Mary Shaffrey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jewish leaders in Northern Virginia are calling on U.S. Rep. James P. Moran to resign as a result of comments he made last week questioning the influence of the Jewish community in American politics. ...
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Joblessness and the Economy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The February employment report released Friday by the Department of Labor was staggering in its depiction of the depth and breadth of weakness that has engulfed the nation's labor market. After economic growth sharply...
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K Street Busway in Works for NW
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Transportation Department officials said yesterday they are likely to install a bus lane to carry crosstown travelers along the busy K Street corridor. The bus lane would be converted to a trolley...
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Maryland's Blake Named to All-ACC First Team
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland guard Steve Blake was named All-ACC yesterday after finishing third overall in the voting. Guard Drew Nicholas was named second team, while center Ryan Randle was third team. Blake received 75...
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No More Words on Iraq; the Arguments Have Been Heard, It Is Time for Action
Byline: Tod Lindberg, THE WASHINGTON TIMES On the question of war with Iraq, I think there are no more arguments to advance, pro or con. At this point, everything that is serious on either side of the question has been fully and competently aired....
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Officials to Present D.C. Financing Plan
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES District officials are proceeding on a baseball stadium financing plan that will amount to as much as $275 million and will rely foremost on a three-pronged revenue stream of ballpark-related sales tax,...
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Personal Planning Software Is Advance
Byline: Mark Kellner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is estimated that between five million and six million people carry a Franklin Planner, the paper-based tool that lets you schedule your life, track your goals, keep up with contacts and so forth. Those...
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PG School Finalist Defies Detractors; Says He's 'Open' and Will Focus on Difficulties
Byline: Vaishali Honawar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the three finalists to lead Prince George's schools yesterday laid out his vision for the low-performing system and denied reports that he was unable to connect with parents and board members...
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Redskins Likely to Obtain Coles
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins yesterday appeared likely to obtain wide receiver Laveranues Coles. His current team, the New York Jets, seemed more interested in taking the Redskins' first-round draft pick (13th...
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Redskins May Only Have Four Selections on Draft Day
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins' ongoing offseason splurge is going to prove costly to the club and not only in dollar amounts. In signing three restricted free agents to offer sheets and acquiring another...
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Reform in Guatemala
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Reform in Guatemala Guatemalan Ambassador Antonio Arenales believes his government is demonstrating its commitment to human rights by working to solve the killing of Myrna Mack, one of the highest-profile...
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School Says Anti-War Professor Violated Students' Rights; California College Apologizes for Order to Write Protest Letters to Bush
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A college professor violated her students' free-speech rights when she ordered them to write anti-war letters to President Bush and penalized students who refused the assignment, the California school...
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Shares of GTSI Fall after News of Loss
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Shares of GTSI Corp. fell more than 30 percent yesterday after the company said it would report a loss for the first quarter of this year. Chantilly-based GTSI, which provides information-technology products...
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Shuttle Doctor Clark Buried; Naval Officer's Kin Get Medals
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A bagpiper played a Scottish melody and a cold wind swept flowers from the grave site during a memorial service yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery for astronaut Dr. Laurel Blair Salton Clark who died...
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Springer Breaks Record
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Springer breaks record Talk-show host Jerry Springer, who has said he might run for the U.S. Senate, scored the highest unfavorable rating in the 14 years that the Ohio Poll has been taking the state's...
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Stackhouse: Flare-Up Not a Big Deal
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For Washington Wizards forward Jerry Stackhouse, the matter is settled. One day after Michael Jordan openly questioned the desire of his teammates, Stackhouse made every attempt to portray the team's...
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Sweetney Is All-Big East
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Forward Mike Sweetney yesterday became the first Georgetown player in 16 years named to consecutive All-Big East first teams. In a vote of the league's coaches, Sweetney and Boston College guard Troy Bell...
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Terps Maintain Guarded Optimism
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Suddenly, Maryland looks vulnerable on the eve of the postseason. The No. 14 Terrapins (19-8) open the ACC tournament against North Carolina (16-14) on Friday with their season-long frontcourt weakness...
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The D.C. Budget Alarm
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Chief Financial Officer Natwar Gandhi announced a few weeks ago that the strained D.C. budget faces a $323 million budget gap, Council Chairman Linda Cropp pointedly said that everything is on the table. She repeated...
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The Middle Eastern War Perpetual; Many Cry for Peace, but There Is No Peace
Byline: Sol Schindler, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is always refreshing to read Barry Rubin on the Middle East. He is straightforward, chronicles events that actually occurred, cites statements actually made and never implies that everything...
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Trade Deficit: America Defenseless or America Dominant? National Security Requires National Industries
Byline: William R. Hawkins, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES After every period of international conflict since the Seven Years War, liberals have proclaimed a new world order where commerce would replace geopolitics. The 1990s fascination with "globalization"...
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Trade Deficit: America Defenseless or America Dominant? Trade Deficits Don't Put America at Risk
Byline: Sara J. Fitzgerald, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES We're used to hearing that trade deficits are bad, but the alarm raised by some deficit-phobes doesn't stop there. According to these critics, a trade deficit also threatens national security....
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Trio of Problems Blamed for INS Screening Faults; Inadequate Resources, Poor Data, Training Cited
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Inadequate resources, faulty computer data and insufficient training prevented Immigration and Naturalization Service inspectors from properly screening foreign visitors last year at the nation's ports of...
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Tuition Tax Credit off Target; Study Finds It Helps Fewer Than Half of Eligible Students
Byline: George Archibald, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A college tuition tax credit enacted six years ago is used by fewer than half the taxpayers it is projected to help, a Harvard University economist's study shows. Only one-third of the public is even...
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Turkey Dilemma
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Turkey dilemma Turkey is certainly posing problems for President Bush. And not just the country, which still won't allow U.S. troops onto its soil to stage an invasion of Iraq. Rather, there's...
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TV Violence Linked to Aggression; Children's Viewing Tied to Adult Acts
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Children who frequently watched violent TV shows were more likely to engage in highly aggressive behavior as adults, a newly released, 15-year-long study says. The findings held for both men and...
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U.N. Vote on Iraq Delayed; U.S., Allies Say War Could Start Soon If New Resolution Fails
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States and its allies yesterday delayed a vote on a new U.N. resolution, hoping to secure more support for the measure demanding Iraq's disarmament by March 17 as they faced fresh veto threats...
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U.S. Agents See Drug Flow Via Guatemala on Increase
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Deteriorating efforts to control cocaine and heroin trafficking in Guatemala have discouraged U.S. drug agents, who say the Central American country has become a major transshipment point for illicit narcotics...
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Volunteers
Byline: Stephanie K. Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Volunteers Springfield Community Theatre seeks volunteers to serve as tech support. Call 703/273-4491. Other opportunities: * The Family Tree seeks volunteers to provide mentoring and teaching...
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Win or Lose, They Riot; Universities Are Perplexed by Sports-Related Violence
Byline: Tim Hyland, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When the Maryland Terrapins made their first Final Four basketball appearance two years ago, they squandered a 22-point lead and lost to the hated Duke Blue Devils 95-85. It was a crushing blow...
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