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 August 24, 2003

4H Silliness in California
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I suppose I should stop being surprised when something outrageous happens and I find it comes from California. This time California is threatening to prohibit the 4H Club, a club formed to promote awareness and appreciation...
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Advantage, Kids; Thomas Teaches District Youngsters How to Be Winners at Tennis and Life
Byline: Uyo Ekandem Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Willis Thomas has done a lot to help change the face of tennis - just like his old junior doubles partner, the late Arthur Ashe. Sure, Serena and Venus Williams virtually have conquered the WTA Tour...
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A+ for Florida Vouchers
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES For years, advocates of school vouchers for children otherwise confined to abysmally performing public schools have argued that the dose of competition provided by vouchers would improve the failing public schools. Now,...
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Area Woman Leads U.S. Team Athletes in World Championships
Byline: Steve Nearman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES As the United States competes in Paris at the world championships, the coach of the women's squad is well known around the Washington area. Angie Taylor has coached track and field and cross country...
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Audit Uncovers Illegal Immigrants; Social Security Numbers Proved False
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Canton, Miss., has been awfully quiet in the past few weeks, thanks largely to the Social Security Administration, according to Sheriff Toby Trowbridge. "It's been a ghost town down at the trailer park,"...
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Being Spartan; Celebrating Disciplined, Ancient Culture
Byline: Mary Lefkowitz, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES My first introduction to the remarkable civilization of Sparta was a children's book, Caroline Dale Snedeker's "The Spartan or The Coward of Thermopylae." It was the story of an Athenian boy...
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Canidate Makes a Strong Case to Start
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Redskins running back Trung Canidate scored his second rushing touchdown of the preseason last night and appeared to extend his lead in the race to start. Although Canidate averaged 2.5 yards...
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Changes Deliver Better Epidurals
Byline: Michelle Rothman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Researchers are continuously refining the epidural, the nation's predominant form of pain relief for women in labor, focusing on refining drugs used for the procedure as well as the method of providing...
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Conservative Lament; Movement's Founders Win a Few, but Not the Big One
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The conservative movement has scored historic gains but has yet to achieve several of its basic goals. That's the verdict of some of its founding fathers (and one important mother). "We won the...
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Conservative U.S. Catholics Plan Summit
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Forty conservative Catholic leaders are planning a Sept. 8 summit with several U.S. bishops to discuss their vision for the future of the church in the United States. The meeting is in part a reaction...
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Defending Literary Criticism; Sorting the Good, the Bad and the Overly Long
Byline: Lorna Williams, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the June issue of "The New Criterion"- where most of the reviews in this book first appeared-Brooke Allen defended the activity of literary criticism. "Critics have always been regarded...
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DELIVERANCE FROM THE PAIN; Options Help Moms Cope with Childbirth
Byline: Michelle Rothman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Yvonne Thomas admits giving birth was terribly painful. "It hurts," she moans, just days after giving birth to her second child, Eve. But she endured both deliveries of her children without medication...
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Dress-Up Clothes Aid Boys' Fantasy Play
Byline: John Rosemond, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Great Ideas Department: A mom on the members' side of my Web site (www.rosemond.com) responded to another mom who was anxious over her 3-year-old son's desire to play dress-up in girls' clothing....
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ESPN Shows Football at Its Ugliest
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Playmakers," an 11-week fictional series premiering Tuesday night on ESPN, definitely is worth a look. However, it should come with a warning label: This show might change how you feel about football -...
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Excuse the Excursion
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Jeff Johnston is certainly impressed by size. In his Auto Weekend article about the Ford Excursion ("Motor Matters," Aug. 15), he uses the word big or a similar word 12 times to describe this automobile. While it probably...
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FDA's Multiple Trademarks
Byline: Henry I. Miller, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES We're all familiar with virtually identical drugs that have different names, such as ibuprofen, which is marketed under the trademarks Motrin, Advil and Advil-M. Is there anything wrong with...
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First Step to China's Freedom
Byline: Herbert London, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In recent weeks China visited the future. A half-million demonstrators in Hong Kong let Chinese leaders know they will not tolerate antisubversion laws that erode civil liberties. This is...
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Five Sharp Short Stories of India
Byline: Cynthia Grenier, THE WASHINGTON TIMES We owe a real debt of gratitude to Richard Nixon for at least one act in his presidential career. He appointed Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Ambassador to India. The Right Honorable D.P. Moynihan brought...
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Go Home, Connerly: Plessy Rules
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Distinctions by race are so evil, so arbitrary and insidious that a state bound to defend the equal protection of the laws must not allow them in any public sphere. - Thurgood Marshall, Brown vs. Board of Education,...
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Good News on Deflation
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Recently, several widely quoted pricing reports have supplemented numerous favorable economic forecasts that project annual U.S. growth rates above 3.5 percent for the second half of 2003 and all of 2004. The effect...
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HOPE AMID TERROR; Red Cross Center Honors Workers at Ground Zero
Byline: Karen Goldberg Goff, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Close to 60,000 Red Cross staff members and volunteers helped in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. That is tens of thousands of people providing...
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Mapping Brave History of Wild West in Tales of Good and Evil
Byline: Bill Croke, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Westerns - like mysteries and science fiction - are considered to be pablum in academic circles. Yet like those aforementioned genres, they draw legions of readers because they are character-motivated...
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Matching Up; Contrasting Styles highlightWUSA Championship
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN DIEGO - This is the matchup the Women's United Soccer Association has been eagerly awaiting. The Atlanta Beat and the Washington Freedom are the two winningest teams in the history of the three-year...
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Meet the Immigrants
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the last several months, I have had many opportunities to meet and work with some of America's first-generation immigrants. I am proud to know them and to share with you some of their stories. There are common...
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Mythology of Multiculturalism
Byline: Jeanne McDonnell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES During the last few weeks before I began my freshman year at William & Mary, the school offered a learning experience that sounded like a pretty good deal. It was a five-week seminar...
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Passing out in Race Could Be Serious
Byline: Dr. Gabe Mirkin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES An article in Physician and Sportsmedicine shows that when an athlete passes out after a race, he usually does not have a condition that can harm him, but when an athlete passes out during...
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Power to the People
Byline: Alison Fraser, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Almost as soon as the lights went out in parts of the Northeastern United States and Canada, those in the affected areas began wondering, along with the rest of us: Did terrorists do this? What...
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President Kagame Overshadows Opponents; National Unity at Issue, Envoy Says
Byline: Gus Constantine, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nine years after a genocide by Hutu extremists tore apart the ethnic fabric of Rwanda, President Paul Kagame and his political movement will ask voters tomorrow to proclaim that the Central African nation...
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Rally Remembers King, 'Dream' 40 Years Later; A Crowd Marks the March on Washington at the Lincoln Memorial, Site of the Speech
Byline: Denise Barnes and Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES About a thousand people rallied in front of the Lincoln Memorial yesterday to commemorate and celebrate 1963's March on Washington and Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech, which...
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Redskins' Trick Is Treat; Ramsey's Flea-Flicker TD Pass to Coles Triggers First Victory
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was an absolutely ludicrous play - and yet so classic Steve Spurrier. Really, do you need to call a flea-flicker in August? When you've struggled to put anything substantive together in your two...
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Resurrecting Interviews with a Not Quite Harmless Editor
Byline: Jeffrey Hart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Born in New York City in 1906, raised in comfortable circumstance, prep school at Exeter and Yale Class of 1928 Dwight Macdonald possessed a sprightly prose style which carried him through a...
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Road Show Seeks Ride on Ozzy's Train; Baseball Partners with Hard Rock to Broaden Appeal
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Almost every pro athlete secretly wants to be a musician. And almost every male rock star secretly wishes he could play pro ball. It's under that framework Major League Baseball is seeking new fans in...
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Running Backs Emerge as the Smart Picks
Byline: John Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Fool has visions of running backs plowing through his head, which can mean only one thing: It's time for Fantasy Football. Why just running backs, you ask? Simple. The men who take handoffs have separated...
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Shah's Ouster, Tuscan Healing, Vatican, War
Byline: Stephanie Deutsch, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Four novels published this summer speak with varied voices: authors from Iran, Italy, Denmark and England, locales as different as Khomeini's Tehran and contemporary Copenhagen, moods of...
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Sunday, Aug. 17
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sunday, Aug. 17 At street fairs, in baseball parks, even on the subway, people reveled in the familiar as the Midwest and Northeast almost fully recovered from the worst power outage in U.S. history. Investigators...
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Tasty Tidal River White Perch Great for Kids
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It all started when my pal Andy called to say he and his grandchildren got into a bunch of white perch in the Port Tobacco River in Charles County. "They used little pieces of raw shrimp as bait, and they...
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The Colombian Network
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's trip to Colombia last week was preceded by visits made earlier this month by Joint Chiefs Chairman Richard B. Myersand U.S. Trade Representative Robert Zoellick. There are a number...
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True to Form, Mystics Lose Final Home Game
Byline: Jeff Smith, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was no surprise the Washington Mystics were involved in a tight game in their final MCI Center appearance of the season. It was even less of a surprise they lost. The Mystics lost to the Connecticut...
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Two Terrorist Bombs
Byline: David Jones, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two terrorist bombs Two terrorist bombs wreak mayhem on a single day in the Middle East. Each kills about 20 people and injures about 100. Both occur in countries where vital American interests are at...
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Waiting in the EPA Wings
Byline: S. Fred Singer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, nominated by the White House as EPA administrator to succeed Christine Todd Whitman, may well face an impossible task. In order to be confirmed by a split Senate,...
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WB's NFL '03 Is a Real Loser
Byline: Scott Silverstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Finally, Warner Brothers has found a cure for fantasy football addiction. No one who watches its new DVD, "NFL Fantasy Preview 2003," will want to associate with the obsessed, uh, losers on the disc....
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Where the Corporate Buck Really Stops
Byline: Gerald P. Buccino, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Are the leaders of American business being blamed for crimes - civil and criminal - they never committed? Or has a smoking gun been found? You can't pick up a newspaper these days without...
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Words Get Lion's Share of Attention
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The award-winning PBS television series "Between the Lions" has demonstrated the joys of reading for three years. Geared toward children 4 to 7 years old, it uses plush characters, animation, live...
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