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 April 16, 2003

Activist Targets Medical Pot Bill; Urges Governor to Hear Her Out
Byline: Vaishali Honawar, THE WASHINGTON TIMES An oversized American flag hangs outside the door of Joyce Nalepka's home, next to a yellow ribbon wrapped around a tree. Inside, on her computer, she is fighting a war against the decriminalization...
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Actor Robbins Slams Critics of His Opposition to War; Thanks Defenders after Appearance at Baseball Hall of Fame Canceled
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Actor Tim Robbins pleaded with listeners at the National Press Club yesterday to "defy the intimidation that is visited upon us daily in the name of national security and warped notions of patriotism" after...
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Broadcast Deregulation Needed
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell today will release a letter outlining his position on quick completion of proceedings over regulations on ownership of TV and radio stations. Current broadcast-ownership...
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Bush Compromises on Tax Cut with Eye toward 2004 Election
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday scaled back his proposed tax cut by nearly 25 percent in an effort to prod Congress into passing the measure in time to stimulate the economy before next year's election. After...
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Cassidy Makes No Roster Changes for Game 3
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES To the surprise of no one, the Washington Capitals last night went with the same roster that won the first two playoff games. "We like what we have," coach Bruce Cassidy said before the game. "Some nights...
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Chirac Breaks Ice, Calls Bush after Two-Month Silence; Conversation Called 'Businesslike' by White House
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES French President Jacques Chirac telephoned President Bush yesterday for their first conversation since Feb. 7, when France angered the White House by trying to block military action against Iraq. The...
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College Leaders See Security Rules Hampering Research
Byline: George Archibald, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Presidents and chancellors of the nation's 62 largest research universities yesterday cautioned against excessive security procedures in the war on terrorism that could hurt the country's ability to...
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'Common Sense' Urged with SARS; CDC Chief Cites Washing Hands to Help Curb Its Spread
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Antibacterial wipes and personal air purifiers won't protect against the SARS virus, but common sense will, says the nation's top health official. "Separating the help from the hype is a very difficult...
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Congress, Where Art Thou? Lawmakers Need to Ask Some Tough Questions
Byline: Harlan Ullman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The war in Iraq has led us from despair to euphoria. The sight last week of jubilant Iraqi citizens welcoming U.S. and coalition forces into Baghdad was visually exceeded only by the tearing down of a...
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'Cradle of Civilization' Is Rocked; Authorities Press to Recover Stolen Antique Treasures of Iraqi Museum
Byline: Joanna Shaw-Eagle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With news of the looting and burning of the Iraqi National Museum searing into their consciences, U.S. and foreign leaders and art experts have already swung into action to rescue what's left of Iraq's...
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Curbing Teen-Age Pregnancy
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The article "America, expecting" (Culture, Friday) depicts California and Texas, two states with especially high Hispanic populations, as competitors. The challenge: Which state's sex education philosophy will produce...
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DEA, Mounties Arrest 65 in Methamphetamine Probe
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Drug Enforcement Administration agents and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested 65 persons yesterday in this country and Canada as part of an 18-month undercover investigation targeting the illegal...
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DeGeneres: The Apolitical Wit of a Political Symbol
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ellen DeGeneres doesn't mind if audiences greet her jokes with silence. She rose to pop-culture immortality in 1997 when her television character on "Ellen" revealed herself as a lesbian. A master...
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Distortion by Omission; Iraqi 'Minders' Feasted on CNN's Baby-Milk Stories
Byline: Peter Collins, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In six trips to Baghdad in the early 1990s as a reporter for ABC News and then CNN, I learned a lot about how Saddam Hussein's regime dealt with international media and they with him. Although...
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End Is Nigh. ... but Jordan Sees New Beginning
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Michael Jordan never thought it would end like this. No playoffs, a five-game home losing streak to close the season and losses in 15 of his team's last 23 games. A rambling diatribe at his last...
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Evinrude Might Be on Block Again
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The business saga of the famous Evinrude/Johnson outboard motors continues. Only two years after the Outboard Motor Corporation went belly up and Canadian industrial giant Bombardier bought what was...
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Fitzgerald Bows Out
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fitzgerald bows out Sen. Peter G. Fitzgerald, Illinois Republican, announced yesterday he will not seek a second term. The senator said he was concerned about the time away from his wife, his 10-year-old...
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Flight Attendants Bid to Avert Chapter 11
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES American Airlines is giving its flight attendants one last chance to accept wage and benefit concessions to keep the world's largest airline out of bankruptcy. American's flight attendants yesterday...
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Gift Ideas Worthy of Investment
Byline: Jill Kamp, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES What do Nepal, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Kenya, Bali, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Italy, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, India and Mexico have in common? Artisans who design and make crafts live in...
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Global Warming Put to Senate Floor; No Consensus Emerges in Committee
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate energy bill slowly winding through committee has been stripped of its climate-change provisions, moving the debate over global warming to the Senate floor early next month. The bill's climate-change...
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GOP in House 'Furious' over Senate Budget Deal
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republicans are furious with Senate Republican leaders and say a real rift has developed since the senators cut a deal last week that would limit tax cuts to less than half the amount President Bush...
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Hawks Recycle Arguments for Iraq War in Case against Syria
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The talk over war with Syria increasingly resembles a spring rerun of the debate over war with Iraq, with virtually the same cast of characters and plot. Neoconservative Richard Perle, a leading hawk...
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Hill Name Game
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hill name game Pity the Capitol Hill operators. Caller: "The office of Congressman Davis please." Operator: "Which Davis Artur, Danny, Jim, Jo Ann, Lincoln, Susan or Tom?" Caller: "Um, the...
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Hospital Ship Gets Extensive Coverage
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WRC-TV (Channel 4) anchor Doreen Gentzler and camerman Luis Urbina returned Monday from the Persian Gulf, where they spent several days aboard the USNS Comfort, a hospital ship that carries doctors, nurses...
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In Defense of Crisis Pregnancy Counseling
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, accuses personnel at crisis pregnancy centers of lying to pregnant women because they inform them of the negative medical and psychological effects of...
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Inspection Upgrade Urged for Shuttles; Columbia Panel Cites Tiles' Fragility
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The independent Columbia Accident Investigation Board will release preliminary recommendations this week urging NASA to improve pre-launch shuttle inspections so it can find weakened thermal protection...
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Iraq and a Hard Place
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iraq and a hard place Jordanian Ambassador Karim Kawar said his country feared throngs of Iraqi refugees would overwhelm its borders and is relieved the war is over. "Jordan was caught between Iraq...
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Iraqi Factions Take First Step to Democracy
Byline: Paul Martin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES UR, Iraq - Iraqis yesterday took the first step toward establishing a democratic government as representatives convened at a U.S.-sponsored session just outside Ur, a cradle of civilization and the birthplace...
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Iraqi Oil Pipeline to Syria Closed off; U.S. Aims to Cut Illegal Transfer
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. military has shut down an illegal oil pipeline between Iraq and Syria, as allied military operations against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's forces continued to wind down with sporadic fighting yesterday....
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Judges Demand Probe of Texas Lab; Procedures Put Evidence at Risk
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HOUSTON - Harris County's 22 criminal district judges last week called for a grand jury investigation into the operation of the Houston Police Department's crime lab, a rare move in the ongoing battle...
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Just Remember: Kwame's Still a Kid
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Doug Collins has lost his bearings around Kwame Brown. With Collins - the disappointing season, the 37-44 record and the divide in the locker room - it somehow or another always comes back to the 21-year-old...
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Kemper Ends Sponsorship of PGA Tour Event
Byline: Eric Fisher and Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Kemper Insurance Cos. yesterday canceled its sponsorship of the Kemper Insurance Open, ending a 35-year relationship with the Potomac tournament that was the longest on the PGA Tour....
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'King James' Makes Classica Royal Event
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES High school basketball player LeBron James - also known as "King James" and the "Chosen One" - spent yesterday getting a taste of Washington as he prepares for tomorrow's Capital Classic at MCI Center. ...
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Lightning Power to OT Win; 5-on-3 Disadvantage Dooms Caps in OT
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Calling a penalty in overtime of a playoff game is rare. Calling a pair to give one team a two-man advantage is unheard of. The Tampa Bay Lightning scored 2:29 into the extra period last night while holding...
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Living Dangerously in Colombia
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The death toll of Americans fighting terror and narco-trafficking in Colombia has reached five since February 13, after a State Department coca-duster flown by an American was shot down last week. About 150 U.S. troops...
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LIVING HISTORY; Owners Strive to Maintain Character of Older Homes While Updating
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The exterior of the three-story redbrick row house on G Street SE looks deceptively shipshape. A cherry tree blossoms in the front yard. A child's plastic toy is evidence of life within. But it's a...
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Nebuchadnezzar Democrats; in a Crossfire, They Might Not Need a Republican Guard
Byline: Tony Blankley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If Saddam had been joined by congressional Democrats on the barricades in Fortress Baghdad, the 3rd Division would be calling for reinforcements to take the city. Stonewall Daschle, Black Jack "Pershing"...
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New Line Provides New Life for Lightning
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Apparently all it took to awaken Tampa Bay's top scorers was to put them on the same line. Martin St. Louis, Vincent Lecavalier and Vaclav Prospal combined for all four goals and three assists as the...
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Officially the Sole Superpower; War in Iraq Proves America's Supremacy
Byline: Helle Dale, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "We've won," came the word from the White House on Monday. With the fall of Saddam Hussein's stronghold in Tikrit, this does indeed seem to be the case. Operation Iraqi Freedom has lasted less than a month,...
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On the Road Again; Vacationers Shrug off Concerns, but Plan to Travel Closer to Home
Byline: Donna De Marco, THE WASHINGTON TIMES American travelers have no intention of curling up on the couch this spring and summer. Despite the war in Iraq and a struggling economy, Americans will be hitting the road in the coming weeks. ...
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Partisanship Was Difficult to Defeat, Ehrlich Learned
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., who has heard even supporters question his political toughness after state lawmakers killed much of his agenda during the General Assembly session, said no...
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Pentagon Won't Yield to Muslims on Graham
Byline: Robert Stacy McCain, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Defense Department has no plan to rescind its invitation to the Rev. Franklin Graham to speak at Good Friday services at the Pentagon, despite Muslim concerns over the evangelist's labeling of...
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PG Picks High as New Chief of Police
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Prince George's County Council yesterday unanimously voted to hire a 34-year law-enforcement veteran who has promised to restore the police department's public image as their new chief. Melvin C....
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Powell Says Mideast Peace Map Won't Change
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said yesterday that the United States would not amend a proposed "road map" for Middle East peace before it is released, despite lobbying by senior Israeli officials...
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Quoth Billick: Ravens Might Draft a QB
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - Ravens coach Brian Billick hasn't been able to duplicate the explosive attack he created as the offensive coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings, and he knows why: He hasn't had the quarterback...
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Robert W. Eigell, 91, Navy Explosives Expert
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Retired Navy Cmdr. Robert W. "Ike" Eigell died March 24 at his home in Vienna, Va., of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 91. Cmdr. Eigell was an expert in mine warfare and explosive-ordnance disposal....
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Smallpox: Agreement and Action
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES After a longer-than-necessary debate, Congress and the administration have reached an agreement on compensation for the few individuals who will suffer side-effects as a result of a smallpox vaccination. While the plan...
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Smoking out the Truth
Byline: Edwin Feulner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES For the first time since World War II, we're at war on two fronts. In Iraq we've been fighting an army, and everywhere else we're battling terrorism. It's a full-time job, as Attorney General...
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Submarine Returns to Virginia; USS Boise Fired Tomahawk Missiles from Persian Gulf
Byline: Mary Shaffrey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NORFOLK - The first U.S. submarine deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom returned to port yesterday morning under sunny skies and amid cheers from the crew's relatives. The nuclear-powered USS Boise...
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Taxation out of Balance
Byline: Paul Craig Roberts, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now that you have paid your income taxes, calculate how much you own of your own labor. You can do this by dividing the federal, state and local income taxes you paid (including Social Security and...
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Terrorist Abu Abbas Caught in Iraq; with Saddam Gone, U.S. Expects More High-Profile Captures
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.S. Special Forces in Baghdad have captured long-sought Middle East terrorist Abu Abbas, known for organizing the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship in which elderly American passenger Leon...
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Thoughtful Choices; Academies Help Students with Christian Worldview
Byline: Jen Waters, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Mac Brodt of Silver Spring graduated in May 2002 with an undergraduate degree in history from Messiah College in Grantham, Pa., he wanted more time to prepare himself before entering the working world....
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Tires Slashed on Vehicles in Columbia Heights
Byline: Denise Barnes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. police are investigating a series of tire slashings that occurred in the Columbia Heights neighborhood in Northwest, random acts of vandalism that have angered residents who now must pay hundreds...
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Tutwiler Gives Voice to Iraq Aid Campaign; Pentagon Agency Just Getting Going
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES KUWAIT CITY - Margaret Tutwiler, the high-profile State Department spokeswoman during the first Gulf war, arrived here yesterday to give a public voice to the Pentagon's Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian...
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Vouchers Urged for D.C. Schools; Education Secretary Paige Says Current Program Funding Wouldn't Be Affected
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Secretary of Education Rod Paige yesterday said his proposed voucher program for the District would force underperforming public schools to improve by competing with private and charter schools. Mr....
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Whither Arab Extremism?
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The looting disaster at Baghdad's National Museum and the wanton destruction of 7,000 years of history is already being described as proof the Bush administration is on a campaign to eradicate...
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