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 November 1, 1997

2 Gun Groups Target NRA-Backed Earley
The candidates for attorney general in Virginia found themselves in unfamiliar territory this week, in a race in which they appear to have co-opted gun-control policies from the other's party. Republican Mark L. Earley, who has already been endorsed...
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60-Point Gain Closes Market's Historic Week: Decline Rocks Faith in Worker Options
Workplace chatter about the tumbling financial markets earlier this week wasn't just idle water-cooler talk. More and more employees these days are being compensated in part through stock options. Monday's record drop in the Dow Jones Industrial...
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Albright Names Aide to Craft Tibet Policy: Move amid Jiang Visit Hailed by Helms
Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright yesterday appointed Gregory Craig, head of the State Department's policy-planning office, as a special coordinator to oversee U.S. policy toward Tibet. Human rights activists and conservative lawmakers...
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A Nanny Nightmare, Etc
Jurors who deliberated for 27 hours over three days obviously didn't see a reasonable doubt about whether British au pair Louise Woodward was responsible for the death of Matthew Eappen, the 8-month-old in her care who died in February of brain damage...
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Angelos Bides His Time Deciding Johnson's Fate
While his general manager pleads for a quick resolution, Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos indicated last night that he does not expect to determine the contract status of manager Davey Johnson until next week at the earliest. The two spoke...
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Backers Vow to End Logjam on Education Savings Accounts: Procedural Snag Keeps Measure off Senate Floor
A procedural squabble in the Senate kept education savings accounts from coming to the floor yesterday, but supporters of the accounts were optimistic they will be approved soon. "I am convinced that by next week . . . we will have two-thirds of...
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Beyer's Slap at Sauerbrey Irks GOP in Maryland: He Likens His Race to Glendening's
Democrat Donald S. Beyer, whose Virginia gubernatorial campaign has been struggling of late, has taken to beating up Maryland candidates. Buried deep in a profile on the race in yesterday's editions of the Baltimore Sun, Mr. Beyer reflects on...
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Can Your Prayers Pack a Real Punch?
By now, it's conventional wisdom among Americans and even several medical schools that religion is good for health and that prayer can have healing effects. From a science point of view, however, Dr. Larry Dossey wants to push such findings a...
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Changing of the (Right) Guard: National Review, American Spectator in Flux
The two most successful and readable conservative magazines in America - the National Review and the American Spectator - are in the throes of turmoil, furnishing Washington and New York with rumor upon speculation upon wildest fantasy. With John...
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Clinton Dangles Carrot for `Fast-Track' Votes: Will Offer Worker Retraining, Other Aid
PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Clinton plans to secure desperately needed votes for his "fast-track" proposal by announcing a package of worker retraining programs and other aid that will make it easier for lawmakers to vote for the trade legislation,...
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Demoralized Tech Searches for Focus
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech's football team has come a long way this season, and that's not necessarily a good thing. By late September, the Hokies were a top 20 team, moving up in the polls and envisioning an undefeated season. By late...
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Elvira: Mona Lisa of Sultry Ghouls
Welcome to a world where the art connoisseur only needs a magnifying glass and a couple of dollars. A crisp yet careful tear of a cellophane package and you'll enter a museum of fantasy art, where even the youngest of humans can appreciate the beauty....
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Emissions Rift Stalls Talks on Warming
Stark differences among the United States, Europe and the Third World over how sharply to cut greenhouse gases led to a standoff in an intermediate round of talks on the global warming treaty that ended in Bonn yesterday. Observers said all sides...
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Extra Points;roundup
Daly loses Reebok as major sponsor John Daly's lucrative endorsement deal with Reebok, first negotiated after he won the PGA Championship in 1991, will not be renewed, leaving Daly with Callaway Golf as his only major sponsor. The decision...
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Farragut Leads Assault That Clears Gulf
In the early morning of Aug. 5, 1864, Adm. David Farragut stood aboard his flagship, Hartford, staring into Mobile Bay, the last important Gulf of Mexico port still in the hands of the Confederacy. The entrance to the bay is three miles wide,...
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Foe of National Education Testing Offers Own Plan
A staunch opponent of national educational testing yesterday sent a counteroffer to House Republican leaders and the Appropriations Committee chairman. The proposal by Rep. Bill Goodling, Pennsylvania Republican, may win votes from conservatives...
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Hager to Stump with Popular Gilmore: Hopes for Boost in Close No.2 Race
Republican John H. Hager, locked in a tight battle for lieutenant governor of Virginia, will campaign at James S. Gilmore III's side until Election Day, hoping the rising tax-cut tide lifts his boat as well. Mr. Hager, 61, a retired tobacco...
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Ill-Advised to Forget Taiwan
As the Washington power structure wines and dines the leader of enslaved China, we must not forget free China. Unlike the mainland, which enjoys an economic boom based on huge volumes of exports made with cheap labor, the Republic of China on Taiwan...
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Inspectors to Resume Iraq Work, U.N. Says: `All Nationalities' Stay on Arms Team
NEW YORK - The United Nations said last night it would resume weapons inspections in Iraq Monday, despite an order by Saddam Hussein that American inspectors leave the country next week. The inspections were suspended Wednesday after Baghdad gave...
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Irish Offense Needs Boost against Mids
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Although Notre Dame coach Bob Davie isn't quite sure how to pronounce Ron Powlus' name, he's plenty certain that the senior is - and will continue to be - his starting quarterback despite the Irish's floundering offense. "I'm...
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Kidnap-Robber Is Wrong; Court Gives Him 65 Years
Frank James Hackett, who boasted when arrested that the courts would soon set him free, was stone-cold silent yesterday when he was sentenced to 65 years in prison. Prince George's County Circuit Court Judge Thomas A. Rymer repeatedly asked Hackett,...
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Konowalchuk, Johansson Help Capitals Rally for Tie
The Philadelphia Flyers and the remains of the Washington Capitals hammered each other from one end of the ice to the other for 65 minutes last night, but neither side could produce a victory. The teams played to a 2-2 deadlock after Washington...
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Languishing in Retirement, Bowe Longs for Marines
When a man loves a woman, he can't keep his mind on nothing else, Percy Sledge once said. Riddick Bowe loves dress blues. He loves the United States Marine Corps. And even though he went through the embarrassing episode of dropping out of boot...
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Marine Marathon Results Flawed
As usual, there were many problems with the results of last Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon. Over the years, the Marines have made errors in the top 25 male and female finishers, which have been evident after quickly checking them on race day. Who...
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Marlena Cooke Fights to Stay in U.S
While Marlena Ramallo Cooke battles in Virginia courts for a wife's share of the late Jack Kent Cooke's fortune, she is fighting for her life at the U.S. Supreme Court. She has asked the high court to block deportation to Bolivia, where her lawyer...
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Maryland Seniors Vow to Make Amends Today
It's Senior Day. It's against an archrival, more or less. It's a chance to prove that last week's emotional effort portends a new posture. It's an opportunity to beat an opponent no one on the team has ever beaten. Motivation spills from a multitude...
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Mitchell Should Get a Kick out of Sauerbrun This Time
Some serious jawing occurred when the Washington Redskins last met the Chicago Bears on Sept. 8, 1996, which would be expected in a tense 10-3 game. And although it wasn't surprising that Washington's emotional all-purpose back, Brian Mitchell, was...
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Nanny Gets Life in Prison for Murder of Infant Boy
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The 19-year-old English nanny convicted of killing an infant in her care was sentenced yesterday to life in prison, and she cannot seek parole before she turns 34. "I never did hurt Matty," Louise Woodward said at her sentencing...
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No Magic for the Wizards: Hill's 25 Points Power Pistons
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - The Detroit Pistons were running on all cylinders last night. Detroit superstar Grant Hill recorded his 25th career double-double and guard Lindsey Hunter took advantage of gimpy Wizards point guard Rod Strickland as Detroit...
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Rev. Kinsolving Serves Southern Cause as Spy
As a civilian member of Confederate Army intelligence operations, he was ideally located - as the rector of Episcopal churches in Upperville, Aldie and Middleburg, Va. - where he lived. These towns changed hands dozens of times, and he was able to...
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School Board Chief Files Papers for Mayor's Race: Reeves Says Education Must Be First
Fed up with serving as president of a powerless school board and disappointed by ineffective D.C. leaders, Don Reeves said he may run for mayor so he can restore the city's trampled spirit. Mr. Reeves, the elected Ward 3 member on the school...
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School Board Hits Suspension for Anigbo: 30 Days without Pay Called Insufficient for Garvey Principal, Members Say
The board of directors at Marcus Garvey Public Charter School has privately suggested suspending Principal Mary A.T. Anigbo without pay for 30 days, for her conviction of assaulting police and a reporter for The Washington Times. But members of...
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Senator, Witnesses Rip Treasury IG: Panel Irate over Lau's Minimizing Her Violation of Contracting Laws
A Senate panel slammed the Treasury inspector general yesterday for her attempts to minimize what investigators concluded were blatant violations of federal contracting laws in awarding two sole-source contracts worth nearly $500,000. Treasury...
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Sheik on a Mission of Peace for Troubled Land
In his office 100 feet from the Dome of the Rock, the historic mosque in Israel's East Jerusalem, Sufi master Mohammed al-Jamal ar-Rifa'i thinks about peace. It is a peace sought by Sufism, the mystical branch of Islam, that seems nearly unattainable...
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Siege in Illinois
Finally, there was a peaceful resolution to the five-week police siege of one disturbed woman holed up in her house in Roby, Illinois. When Shirley Allen stepped out of her house this week, police managed to grab her, and she has been taken to a hospital...
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Starr Granted Six-Month Extension: Judge OKs Longer Grand-Jury Term
U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright yesterday ordered a six-month extension for the Whitewater grand jury in Little Rock after independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr said he needed more time to review "substantial documentary and testimonial evidence."...
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Swindlers Use Tricks, Obtain Treats
On a day sandwiched between Halloween and All Souls' Day, today's games feature some tricks, some treats and two cases of players rising from the dead. It's easy to underrate the swindler's art in chess. Longtime U.S. champ Frank Marshall delighted...
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Taleban Seeks Recognition as Government: But Effective Control Eludes Group
The Taleban says it wants peace more than anyone in Afghanistan, but it quickly adds that the biggest obstacle to peace is the warlord-led militias backed by Iran, Russia and India that have been fighting the upstart Islamic group. "The Taleban...
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Thompson Halts Finance Hearings: Says No Extension Is Possible in 1998
Appearing tired but relieved, Sen. Fred Thompson announced yesterday that he has suspended his committee's hearings on campaign fund raising and said there is no chance to continue proceedings beyond the end of the year. At a packed news conference,...
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Tiny Terrors Take to the Streets for a Traditional Night of Fun
For one night, the usually quiet and respectable streets of Cleveland Park in Northwest were overrun by a wild band led by tigers, swashbucklers, prisoners and Batman. Not only did residents not mind, they even fed these wandering souls and sent...
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Today's Best Bets
MAGIC WITH MINIATURES Ever wonder how bonsais get to be so small? See how it's done today at the U.S. National Arboretum, when an expert both transforms a nursery plant into a young bonsai and repots a mature one. The demonstration, at 1 p.m.,...
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Too Much Is Happening, Especially on Golf Scene
So much to talk about this morning. So little space. So let's get to it, shall we? Golf: It's hard to decide what to make of the news that pro golf will add three elite, big money events in 1999 - with a fourth in the works for 2000. My first...
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Upbeat Cooke Stands by His Men: Expresses Confidence in Turner and Frerotte; Hails Stadium
Although fans at Jack Kent Cooke Stadium may be unhappy with Norv Turner and Gus Frerotte, the Washington Redskins' most important fan is standing by his coach and quarterback. In an interview with The Washington Times yesterday, Redskins owner...
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U.S. Puts Emphasis on Defense for Cup Qualifier vs. Mexico
The U.S. national team will attempt to defy history tomorrow as it seeks to earn a precious point against Mexico in a World Cup qualifier at gigantic Guillermo Canedo Stadium in Mexico City. Since 1937, the U.S. is 0-17 in the Mexican capital....
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Victim's Kin the Key in Death Penalty Law: Massachusetts Legislator, Her Brother Slain by Willie Horton, Casts Decisive Vote
When Massachusetts lawmakers, outraged after a month of grisly murders of mothers and children, voted this week to restore the death penalty, the tie-breaker was cast by the sister of a man murdered in 1974 by Willie Horton. Horton entered American...
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Violinist Has Lots of Pluck: Won't Play Second Fiddle
Electric violinist-singer-songwriter Valerie Vigoda puts a positive spin on just about everything - as when pop singer Cyndi Lauper forced her to loosen up onstage on a recent tour. "She would do things like drag me by my hair 10 feet across the...
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Washington Hurts U.S. Firms, Jiang Says: Sees Policies as Barriers to China Market
NEW YORK - Chinese President Jiang Zemin said yesterday that U.S. policy toward Beijing is hampering the profit potential of American corporations in China, and he called on U.S. business interests to help themselves by helping Beijing. "China's...
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Western-Civilization Defenders Honored
Two literary giants, one known for his narratives on the Civil War and the other a French novelist, journalist and filmmaker, will be awarded prizes tomorrow in Chicago for their efforts toward the restoration of Western civilization. Historian...
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Who Teaches the Teachers?
Ever wonder where the seemingly endless supply of crackpot theories about education and learning are hatched? Who, for example, postulated the theory of "authentic assessment," which evaluates student performance in solving "real-world" problems without...
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Why America Should Seize the Initiative in Militarizing Outer Space
Frank Gaffney's commentary on President Clinton's veto of critical space control-related programs hits the nail on the head ("Risky space agenda revealed with veto," Oct. 21). If the administration's policy wonks, Mr. Clinton and Vice President Al...
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Zorich Added to Revised `D' Line
The Washington Redskins' injury-riddled defensive line will have a different look tomorrow. The Redskins added a new player and a new starting right side yesterday with the signing of former Chicago tackle Chris Zorich and the promotion of end...
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