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 February 1, 2002

1958 Oldsmobile 98 Holiday Is Owner's Dream Car
Byline: Vern Parker From the first day that the chrome-laden 1958 chrome-laden Oldsmobile made its public appearance, Elliott Mosely knew he was hooked. As a teen-ager living with his older brother in Brooklyn, N.Y., it was hopeless to even dream...
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25 Years of Saving Russian Art
Byline: Gabriella Boston Blini, Russian caviar and plenty of Stolichnaya played a central role when Hillwood Museum & Gardens - home of the most comprehensive collection of 18th-century and 19th-century Russian imperial art outside of the motherland...
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Accused Molester Added to FBI List
Byline: Jerry Seper The FBI yesterday added a suspected child molester, Michael Scott Bliss, to its "Ten Most Wanted" list of fugitives, saying a reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for any information leading to his arrest. The addition...
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All-Star Break Is Here, and Caps Sure Need It
Byline: Dave Fay They practiced hard when pushed for 45 minutes, held a brief meeting and then bolted for the doors, some not even pausing for showers. The All-Star break began for the Washington Capitals yesterday, only it seemed more like an...
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Another Facilities Chief Gets the Gate
Byline: Marlene L. Johnson Less than a year after the public firing of D.C. schools facilities Director Kifah Jayyousi, top school officials have rid themselves of another facilities official, Dreck Wilson, who had been on the job less than a...
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Black Art at Library Remains an Issue
Byline: Brian DeBose The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library will mount an exhibit of art works by local black artists and devote an entire division to black history, art and culture starting Monday. Librarians are still upset that the tradition...
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Brady Was a Simple Choice
Byline: Dan Daly NEW ORLEANS. - You didn't need to dial the Psychic Friends Hotline to figure out who was going to start at quarterback for the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Come on, as long as Tom Brady wasn't using a cane or a walker in practice...
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Bush Exhorts Retirees, Students to Be Volunteers
Byline: Joseph Curl ATLANTA - President Bush yesterday called on senior citizens and aspiring teachers to join his brigade of volunteers, saying the events of September 11 can yield some good if Americans change their "if it feels good, do it" attitude....
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Cambodia Vote Tests Democracy
Byline: James Borton PNOM PENH, Cambodia - More than 5 million Cambodians are registered to vote in village elections Sunday, the first in decades, which have drawn some 80,000 candidates representing eight political parties. As in more recent...
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Clinton Appointee to Rule on Civil Rights Panel Terms
Byline: Steve Miller U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler will decide a case next week that will determine the immediate political future of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, she said yesterday. During a hearing that debated the intricacies...
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Coaches on the Spot
Byline: David Elfin NEW ORLEANS - When Bill Belichick was a coach for the first time in Cleveland in the early 1990s, he epitomized the gruff drill. "My perception of Bill then was, `Stay out his way, don't make eye contact with him, don't talk...
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Coaches on the Spot
Byline: Rick Snider NEW ORLEANS - Mike Martz never wanted to be a head coach. Although the St. Louis Rams' offensive guru decided as a teen-ager to become an assistant, he feared gaining the spotlight would mean burning out. "I had no big desire...
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Crash Test Closer to Real World Collisions
Byline: Ron Moorhead Most of us know that automobile manufacturers go far beyond the required field of crash testing in the quest to make their vehicles safer. Although a government agency may only require a head-on crash test, many manufacturers...
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Cupid, to Go
Byline: Tim Lemke It's tough to be hit by Cupid's arrow when you're always on the go. But Jennifer Reid wants to help. She will find you a nice guy or gal, and she will get you two together - for lunch. Ms. Reid is the owner and director...
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DACOWITS Seen Hurting War Effort
Byline: Ellen Sorokin Conservative groups yesterday urged President Bush not to renew the charter of the Pentagon women's advocacy committee because they say the committee promotes politically correct policies that undermine the war against terrorism....
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D.C. Won't Require Towing Certification
Byline: Guy Taylor The District does not require tow-truck drivers working with police to be certified because the city doesn't want to burden them with the regulations, officials say. Municipalities across the county require tow-truck drivers...
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Embassy Row
Byline: James Morrison NATO'S SOUTHERN FLANK Romanian Ambassador Sorin Ducaru says his government this week will begin making a case for the southern expansion of NATO to cover the alliance's unprotected flank in the war against terrorism. ...
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Enjoy Resort Lifestyle at Nearby Lake Manassas
Byline: Michele Lerner Not everyone can live the resort lifestyle in Florida, but people in the Washington area can choose a home with Floridian flair at Lake Manassas in Gainesville. Cassidy Development Corp. will be building 30 one-level homes...
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Ex-Spy to Head Museum on His Craft
Byline: Jabeen Bhatti It was a life spent searching for secrets, in a world of shifting identities, classified Soviet documents and James Bond gear. Spook. Spy. CIA operative. E. Peter Earnest was all of those things. His missions involved...
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Fairfax Police Say DNA Links One Man to Rapes
Byline: Matthew Cella Fairfax County police say they have DNA evidence linking a single serial rapist to a series of rapes and sexual assaults committed over the last 19 months in the metropolian Washington area. Four of the attacks occurred...
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Faith-Based Plan Drops Gays' Job-Bias Exemption
Byline: Joyce Howard Price The new version of President Bush's "faith-based initiative" bill will not include a provision that would exempt religious groups that receive federal funds from local laws barring job discrimination against homosexuals,...
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Freddie Mac Enters the Lease-Buy Market
Byline: M. Anthony Carr A lot of "unique" financing programs have crossed my desk, and most of them were simply warmed-over, repackaged programs that have been on the market for quite a while. Not since the introduction of 100 percent financing...
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Getting There
Byline: Deborah Simmons When we moved here in 1956, planners were experimenting with something called urban renewal. Grappling with housing, transportation and race-based politics, they were refashioning what has, at last, become a city of global...
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Glendening Will Accept New PG School Board
Byline: Margie Hyslop ANNAPOLIS - Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening yesterday said he does not oppose putting appointed members on the Prince George's County school board and would work with legislators to sign a bill that would require that...
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GOP Prods Bush on Budget
Byline: Dave Boyer President Bush is expected to visit the congressional Republicans' annual retreat today in West Virginia amid growing pressure by conservative lawmakers to pass a balanced budget. "It's the right thing to do as far as fiscal...
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Gorgeous Homes in Germantown
Byline: Michele Lerner Rocky Gorge Homes is building 56 garage town homes at the Village at Town Center in Germantown, where residents have easy access to a library, banks, shops, restaurants, and classes and entertainment at the Black Rock Center...
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Gourmet-Supply Firm Chief Gets Prison for Caviar Fraud
Byline: Jerry Seper The Justice Department yesterday said the head of a New York-based gourmet supply company will serve time in prison and pay $50,000 for conspiring to smuggle caviar and making false statements to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service....
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Gun-Rights Backers Push for Reciprocity
Byline: Stephen Dinan Gun-rights advocates, having won concealed-carry firearms laws in more than a dozen states in the 1990s, are now working to try to get states to recognize firearms permits issued in other states. As state legislatures convene...
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Health Care Proposal Calls Fetus a Child
Byline: Amy Fagan A fetus may be classified as an unborn child eligible for government health care under a rule change proposed to provide more low-income women with prenatal care, the Bush administration said yesterday. Secretary of Health and...
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Healthy, Busy Signs in Howard
Byline: Ruth Hepner `A huge demand" by home buyers has the price of houses inching up in Howard County, says Jeff Bronow of the county's Department of Planning and Zoning. At the same time, more than 2,000 new homes have been approved for construction...
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Hoyer Targets Oak Hill
Byline: Jim Keary JESSUP, Md. - U.S. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer yesterday vowed to shut down the District's Oak Hill Youth Detention Center if escapes continue. "If it is not secured, I'll make every effort to shut it down," the Maryland Democrat...
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India Arms Kashmir Villagers
Byline: James Palmer JHAOLAS, India - Surjeet Singh sleeps with an ancient Indian Army rifle by his side each night to protect himself from a potential attack by armed Islamic militants. Mr. Singh, 45, lives two miles from the Line of Control...
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Inside Politics
Byline: Greg Pierce RENO LEAVES HOSPITAL Former Attorney General Janet Reno, a Democratic candidate for governor of Florida, was discharged yesterday from an upstate New York hospital where she spent the night after fainting during a speech....
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Inside the Beltway
Byline: John McCaslin NAVY SARGENT Sargent Shriver is joining forces with former President George Bush to march the ROTC back onto the Yale University campus, where it has been banned since the Vietnam War. A member of the Yale class of 1938,...
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Inside the Ring
Byline: Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough TRIALS IN CUBA Administration insiders say it is virtually certain President Bush will OK military tribunals (technically called "commissions") for some al Qaeda and Taliban fighters. They also say it...
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January Warm Spell Makes a Big Difference for Anglers
Byline: Gene Mueller What a difference we noticed in the fishing during the past several days when - albeit temporarily - April took the place of January. During several outings the most important factor in winter fishing, the water temperatures,...
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Jordan's King Said Angered by Arafat
Byline: Ben Barber Jordan's King Abdullah II tacitly backed Israel's confinement of Yasser Afarat to house arrest, reflecting what a senior U.S. official called growing Arab disillusionment with the Palestinian leader's failure to stop terrorist...
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`Kung Pow': Bungling Fists
Byline: Gary Arnold An undeniably punchy title, "Kung Pow: Enter the Fist" may prove a self-administered knockout blow for Steve Oedekerk, who misjudges the cleverness and stamina of his own one-man show. Failing himself as writer, director and...
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Lawmakers Voice Positions on U.N. Fund
Byline: Amy Fagan Pressure is mounting on the Bush administration as it considers withholding federal money from the U.N. Population Fund, which is accused of supporting forced abortions and sterilizations in China. A bipartisan group of 126...
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Links Offer Luxury Living at the Next Level
Byline: Michele Lerner Recreational amenities such as swimming pools and walking trails are expected in most planned communities in the Washington area, and now some home buyers are looking for the next level of luxury living: a golf course community....
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Ljubljana Said Set to Join EU, NATO
Byline: Betsy Pisik NEW YORK - Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Drnovsek said his government in Ljubljana is committed to joining both the European Union and NATO, alliances that he sees as vital to preserving his nation's economic growth and regional...
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Marine Lost in Korea Gets Delayed Honors
Byline: Matthew Cella The remains of a U.S. Marine missing since the Korean War will be laid to rest today at Arlington National Cemetery. Radar operator Sgt. James V. Harrell's plane disappeared while returning to base May 30, 1953, after...
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Mercury Sable Fills Midsize Sedan Need for Reasonable Price
Byline: Frank Aukofer The Mercury Sable has always sought - and mostly achieved - a classier image than its fraternal twin, the Ford Taurus, despite the fact that the two cars sell for about the same price when comparably equipped. Yet for every...
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`More Deadly' Attacks Seen
Byline: Rowan Scarborough and Jerry Seper Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld announced yesterday an eight-point doctrine for fighting terrorism while warning that the United States faces potential terrorist attacks that are "vastly more deadly"...
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Museum Will Link Intelligence Gathering and History
Byline: Jabeen Bhatti Want to see a lipstick that shoots a bullet? Or shoes with listening devices or knives imbedded in the heels? Or maybe a KGB coat with a camera hidden in a button? These tools of the spy trade will be on display among...
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Neighbors Dig Hole in Relationship
Byline: Jabeen Bhatti Deborah Davis, a writer, and Glenn J. Melcher, a lawyer, are neighbors in a Northwest community who once smiled, waved and helped each other. But a hole in the ground caused a rift in their relationship and a $10 million...
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New Pontiac Gives Good Vibes
Byline: Ron Moorhead Pontiac-GMC General Manager Lynn Myers is a businesswoman with a firm hand shake and a firmer grip on the General Motors division she guides. Pontiac is the "we build excitement" passenger car side of the equation, while...
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N. Korea Assails `Axis' Label
Byline: David R. Sands North Korea today said President Bush's effort to include it in a global "Axis of evil" constituted a virtual declaration of war and said it would resist any aggressive U.S. military move. Governments around the world...
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Pair Seek Price They Can Afford
Byline: Henry Savage Q: I recently got married, and my wife and I would like to eventually purchase a home. We have about $10,000 in cash and a total income of $65,000. Our monthly rent is $1,200, and we have a car payment of $315 per month. As...
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Perseverence Finally Pays off for Patriots' Dissimilar LBs
Byline: David Elfin NEW ORLEANS - New England linebackers Roman Phifer and Bryan Cox are finally in the Super Bowl in their 11th NFL seasons. And both are glad that if their Patriots don't win Sunday, the title will go to St. Louis, Phifer's former...
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PG Schools Chief Set to Quit to Avoid Ouster
Byline: Vaishali Honawar Iris T. Metts has agreed to resign as superintendent of schools in Prince George's County, according to sources in the county school system. Mrs. Metts, who has held the post for 21/2 years, had said this week that...
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Pleasing Angles at Brambleton
Byline: Michele Lerner The Christopher Cos. is building 37 single-family homes on home sites of 9,000 square feet at Brambleton, a planned community in Loudoun County. Planned amenities at Brambleton include a village center, a pool, parks and...
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Powell: No Deal to Free Reporter
Byline: Ben Barber Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said yesterday the United States would not negotiate with the kidnappers of American journalist Daniel Pearl, and U.S. officials warned them that they would face American retribution. "If...
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Red Cross Sets Aid Allotments
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein The American Red Cross said yesterday it will distribute almost all of the $360 million remaining in its September 11 fund by the one-year anniversary of the attacks. About $240 million will go directly to families, and...
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Red-Light Camera Is a Good Idea, but It Needs Work
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington First a confession: They got me. Yeah, they caught me speeding on camera. The photo of my econo-car's license plate is plain as day. That'll be $50 for driving 36 mph in a 25 mph zone on Rock Creek Church Road NW...
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Replaying Old Favorites
Byline: Lauren Murphy A change in what we do for fun is quietly happening in homes across America: People are playing games again. If you haven't seen it for yourself, a look through newspapers and magazines in the past few months will tell you...
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Self-Reliance Urged in Europe, Asia
Byline: Betsy Pisik NEW YORK - European, Latin and Asian economies no longer can depend on the United States for expansion, but must take their own steps toward stability and growth, several speakers said yesterday at the World Economic Forum. ...
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Terps' Rally Chokes Cavaliers
Byline: Jon Siegel CHARLOTTESVILLE - Drew Nicholas has a sweet stroke and a dramatic sense of timing. The reserve guard did not score in the first 37 minutes of last night's game at Virginia. Instead, the Maryland sharpshooter waited until the...
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The Free and Proud
Byline: Diana West Maybe we Westerners really are as arrogant as the non-arrogant rest of the world tells us. After all, who would dare ask Islamic militants holding an abducted Wall Street Journal reporter for the man's swift release "so that...
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These Tips Will Pave Way to Buying Your House
Byline: Chris Sicks Whether you are buying your first home or your fifth, there's a lot involved, and many challenges. Today's market is difficult for home buyers because of higher prices and a shortage of properties on the market. To help you...
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The Times Names Managing Editor
Byline: Jennifer Harper Francis B. Coombs Jr., 50, was named managing editor of The Washington Times yesterday, succeeding William E. Giles, 72, who retired after four years in that position. Mr. Coombs joined The Times in 1987 as assistant...
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Top Bush Aides Miss CPAC Session
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow Several Bush administration officials went out to their way to praise conservatives attending yesterday's opening of the 29th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Arlington. "You represent what's best in...
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Toyota Gives Tundra More Muscle
Byline: Russ Heaps When Toyota's rather lackluster attempt at a large truck, the T100, was phased out in 1999, it was replaced in 2000 with the Tundra. Larger, better equipped and more powerful than the T100, Tundra is a more formidable adversary...
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Unsubtle Campus Lark Just Passes
Byline: Gary Arnold "Slackers," which hasn't made a herculean effort to coin a fresh and distinctive title, can be summarized fairly as a hit-and-miss sex farce about college students - not exactly a distinctive frame of reference. It is the...
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U.S. Doubts China Will Fulfill WTO Duties
Byline: Carter Dougherty The Bush administration does not believe China will honor all of the commitments it has made to join the World Trade Organization, but will not move quickly to mount legal challenges through the Geneva-based body, a top...
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Victorian Style Unites with Modern Space
Byline: Michele Lerner Victorian-era homes may have exuded charm with their gingerbread cut-out detailing, cozy front porches and white picket fences, but they were sometimes dark inside, with small rooms that were overly furnished. Modern-day...
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Vintage Jordan: He Nails Winner in Cleveland
Byline: John N. Mitchell CLEVELAND - It was so fabulous that even 20,562 Cleveland fans, on their feet expecting the worst, had to applaud. Who could blame them? Michael Jordan last night continued his tradition of tormenting the Cleveland...
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When the Message Is as Clear as a Bell
Byline: Wesley Pruden The grown-ups are in charge again. That's the clear message of George W. Bush's first State of the Union address to Congress. The president made it plain, with the clarity of a church bell on a clear Sunday morning, that...
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Young Catholic U. Aims for Another Title Run
Byline: Tom Knott Coach Mike Lonergan and the Catholic University basketball team are again defying the customary doubts in their midst. The Cardinals have an 18-1 record and the top spot in the Capital Athletic Conference. They are ranked No....
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