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 July 19, 1997

Anigbo Lawyer Says Cops Violated Privacy: Garvey a Public School, Prosecutor Argues
An attorney for Marcus Garvey Public Charter School Principal Mary A.T. Anigbo argued yesterday that police had no right to enter the school, where a reporter for The Washington Times was assaulted and had a note pad taken. Mrs. Anigbo and three...
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Another Day of Abuse and Exploitation on the Northern Mariana Islands
I would like to respond to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's June 26 letter, "The Northern Marianas are a land of opportunity." Mr. Rohrabacher asserts that the Reader's Digest article you ran on June 20 ("Northern Marianas hit as rights abuser," World;...
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Asian-American Institute Is Not Involved in the DNC Dirty Money Scandal
I am writing to respond to the July 16 Inside Politics segment "Glass Houses?" The news item was riddled with inaccuracies, innuendoes and exaggerations. First, you falsely accuse the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Institute (CAPACI)...
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Baby Bells Beat FCC Efforts to Fix Rates
The Bells won another round yesterday against the Federal Communications Commission when an appeals court threw out pricing rules designed to spur local phone competition. The U.S. Court of Appeals in St. Louis ruled that the FCC overstepped...
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Barry Embraces Loyalty as a Top Virtue for Aides: `Disunity' Figured in 2 Recent Firings
When Mayor Marion Barry filled four long-vacant top positions in his administration Wednesday, loyalty appeared to be the litmus test for longevity on the job. In the past few weeks, Mr. Barry has dismissed his health director, replaced his public...
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Blacks Finding Their Fortunes: Alson, a Look at Wall Street Journal Turmoil
The Aug. 4 issue of Fortune introduces us in a big way to "The New Black Power," featuring a 26-page editorial special devoted to the business successes of a new generation of black Americans. Managing Editor John Huey says in his "Editor's Desk"...
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Bones of Warhorse Will Be Interred near Jackson
Little Sorrel was a redoubtable gelding that was the favorite mount of one of the Confederacy's revered generals, Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, and reliably carried Jackson over long miles of battle marches. Stonewall was riding Little Sorrel when...
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Calm Conditions Help Clarke Lengthen Lead
TROON, Scotland - When last seen, Darren Clarke, a burly unknown from Northern Ireland, was scurrying about looking for a phone. He was frantically trying to call Bobby Clampett. "Bobby, I've tied your record at Troon! Now what do I do?" ...
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Chang Storms into Semifinals
Much like the Washington skies that produced a vicious summer thunderstorm, ripping through the city and delaying Michael Chang's appearance on Stadium Court last night, the world's No. 2 player last night displayed a side unseen previously this week...
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EU Has Funds Allotted for Big Expansion: $50 Billion Set to Aid 10-Nation Growth
The European Union, unlike NATO, has already budgeted enough money to cover all necessary costs for its eastward expansion, representatives of the European Commission's office in Washington said yesterday. Allocating nearly $50 billion over seven...
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Foes Join Forces for Freedom of Speech: ACLU, ACLJ on Same Side in Ad Suit
Abortion lawsuits make the strangest bedfellows. In Phoenix, for instance, Arizona affiliates of two warring groups - the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Center for Law and Justice - were busy this week winning cases together. ...
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Frerotte's $18 Million Deal Is Done: 3 Years Removed from Obscurity, Redskins Quarterback Cashes In
FROSTBURG, Md. - When Gus Frerotte participated in his first training camp as a Washington Redskin in 1994, fellow rookie Heath Shuler was the quarterback with the huge contract and the high expectations. Three years later, Shuler is in New Orleans...
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Grasping at a Straw? Rescued Hechinger Has the Worst Still Ahead
An investor's $508 million bid for Hechinger Co. this week has rescued the struggling retailer for now, but analysts and customers said yesterday the company's battle for survival has just begun. "It's going to be tough," John Rezai, an analyst...
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Helpful Suggestions for Mayor Barry
So, some members of Congress want an appointed city manager to run the day-to-day affairs of the nation's capital? The idea is definitely food for thought. While some things are inherently broken in the local hierarchy, others could stand substantial...
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Hill Leaves D.C. Aid Package Hanging: Opposing Sides Dig in Heels on Issue
Congressional leaders returned to their home states yesterday, leaving the District's aid package unsettled after a week of intense and emotional negotiations. Although Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, said a week ago...
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Hill Negotiators Ink Health Deal for Poor Children: Conferees Make Budget Progress
House and Senate negotiators yesterday agreed on a $16 billion plan providing health insurance to 7.5 million poor children in the next five years as part of an emerging balanced-budget deal. Documents obtained by The Washington Times show that...
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Hoiles Returns to Team after Brief Stint in Bowie
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles activated catcher Chris Hoiles last night after his four-game rehabilitation assignment at Class AA Bowie. Hoiles, who went on the 15-day disabled list June 18 with a slight tear of the medial collateral ligament...
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Holder Sworn in as No. 2 at Justice: Leary Succeeds Him Temporarily
Eric H. Holder Jr. officially stepped down yesterday as U.S. attorney for the District after four years and was sworn in as deputy attorney general, the Justice Department's No. 2 position. Mary Lou Leary, 47, one of Mr. Holder's top assistants...
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Israel Dons Hair Shirt over Bridge Collapse: Accident That Killed 2 Sets off Flurry of Self-Criticism by Pundits, Public
JERUSALEM - The bridge collapse that took the lives of two Australians at the Maccabiah Games this week has evoked an unusual measure of self-criticism in Israel, sometimes amounting to self-flagellation, about the very nature of its society. What...
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Jail Teen Predators in Adult Prisons?
Question: Congress is considering Republican-sponsored legislation that would grant funds to states that try violent juvenile offenders as adults and imprison these same teen offenders with adult offenders. Is this a good idea? JOSETTE SHINER:...
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Journey to Island of Mystery
Remember the rules. I have not seen these comic books, nor do I own stock in any of their parent companies. What follows is a synopsis provided by Diamond Comic Book Distributors, a reason why you should buy the book and a random thought pattern...
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July 19
STATS Following an 8-2 win Thursday night over Colorado, the Braves improved to 61-34, the best 95-game mark in franchise history and the exact same record as two years ago, when Atlanta went on to capture the World Series. SCORING Florida's...
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Little Fund-Raisers, Big Rewards
The Snyder brothers have financial acumen even Donald Trump would admire. In less then five months, 12-year-old Cory and his little brother, Brock, earned more than $25,000 for one of Bowie's firehouses by collecting door to door for their Project...
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Local Firm's Error Fouls Internet Files; Backhoe Compounds Problem
A mistake made by a network operator at a Herndon company Thursday slowed down the nation's Internet traffic and highlighted a bottleneck on the information highway. E-mail delivery was disrupted and Web sites were inaccessible because of the bad...
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Mahatma Bonior
Lawmaker David Bonior turned lawbreaker last week. There he was, mounting the battlements of the Detroit News on behalf of unemployed journalists and other union members when police arrested him for trespassing. His indignation on parade, Mr. Bonior...
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Man Possibly Sought by Cunanan Not Scared: But He's Angry FBI Released His Name
A man whom accused serial killer Andrew Cunanan may have been seeking in the District, according to the FBI, said last night that he knew Mr. Cunanan only as an acquaintance and does not feel threatened. Joe Frescatore, who now lives in Northern...
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National Wave of Reform Sweeps Welfare System
Freed from a tangle of federal rules by waivers and the new welfare law, states have been completely revamping their welfare systems, says a new report by the National Governors' Association. The prevailing theme is to get welfare recipients, without...
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Never Too Young to Witness: Little Evangelicals Greet and Preach on D.C. Streets
He's been dribbling a basketball since he was 3 and trying to score souls for God even longer. Yesterday, Jordan Michael Long, 10, and 300 other children mustered the guts and faith to talk to strangers about God on the streets of Washington. ...
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Orioles Come Up Empty Again against White Sox and Baldwin
BALTIMORE - For a team that is in the thick of a hotly contested pennant race, the Baltimore Orioles' lineup resembles a baseball morgue with nothing but dead wood. Chicago White Sox starter James Baldwin shut out the Orioles over seven innings...
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Qualifier Wheaton Makes Semifinals
David Wheaton snapped Vince Spadea's hot streak and extended his own yesterday with a 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 victory in an all-American quarterfinal at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. In denying Spadea a chance to play his first semifinal of the year today...
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Ranariddh Gives in to Cambodian Rival: End of Resistance May Avert Civil War
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Prince Norodom Ranariddh, conceding that his forces are no match for his rival's, agreed in the Thai capital of Bangkok yesterday to call off armed resistance to Cambodia's new strongman. The concession could avert full-scale...
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Rebellion Finally Becomes a Reality for Gingrich
Last time talk of a coup attempt erupted on Capitol Hill, its target, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, scolded reporters for believing yet again that a small, disorganized cabal was about to overthrow him with the help of GOP leaders. "The fact is...
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Redskins Still Face Contract Hurdles: Gilbert, Matt Turk, Lang Remain Absent from Camp
FROSTBURG, Md. - The Washington Redskins resolved one of their biggest headaches of training camp yesterday by signing quarterback Gus Frerotte to a four-year, $18 million deal. "You don't think it bothers other players, but you get a feel when...
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RNC Votes to Hold Summit on Agenda
CLEVELAND - The Republican National Committee yesterday voted unanimously to direct its chairman, Jim Nicholson, to convene a summit of GOP House and Senate leaders to help refocus the party's legislative agenda. Representatives of the nation's...
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Roundup
Daly to return to Tour next week John Daly, who said his abrupt departure from the U.S. Open five weeks ago was because of exhaustion, will make his PGA Tour comeback next week at the Greater Hartford Open in Cromwell, Conn., tournament officials...
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Sifting through the Wreckage
Edward Gibbon wrote that history is "little more than the register of crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind." Though Donald Sassoon, the author of this massive, almost 1,000-page book, would surely deny it, Gibbon's verdict seems especially...
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Spinning for Paula Jones: She Hires a Witty Feminist to Respond in the `Image' War
Paula Corbin Jones raised the temperature this week in her simmering war with President Clinton. She hired a "spin doctor" of her own for combat with the celebrated White House public-relations juggernaut. She chose a Los Angeles columnist-activist,...
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Today's Best Bets
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME This exhibit definitely will hit home. The National Gallery of Art announces the opening of its newest exhibit, "Winslow Homer and the Civil War: Recent Acquisitions." The exhibit consists of Homer's painting "Home...
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Tropical Heatwave Procedures, Etc
As the mayor and the control board chairman head off to Africa for the African-African American summit, the D.C. city government continues its Keystone Kops antics. On Wednesday of this week, this newspaper's Susan Ferrechio reported that the...
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United's Williams Quickly Gaining National Notoriety
Although D.C. United's Richie Williams stands only 5-foot-5, his stature as one of the most talented defensive midfielders in the nation is growing all the time. Williams' skills were showcased recently at the Major League Soccer All-Star Game...
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U.S. Trade Deficit Grows 17 Percent to $10.2 Billion in May
The U.S. trade deficit continued its climb in May, growing 17 percent to $10.2 billion, its seventh monthly record in a row, the U.S. Commerce Department reported yesterday. The goods-and-services deficit with Mexico expanded to $1.7 billion,...
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Va. Tourney: Whitehead Alone in First
We go from the local to the national to the international in our coverage of the chess scene this week. Virginia SM Paul Whitehead edged a quartet of pursuers to win the seventh annual Charlottesville Open last weekend in Mr. Jefferson's Village....
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