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 January 30, 1999

3 Contractors Jailed in Asbestos Violation: Got Homeless Men to Do Illegal Work
A federal judge has sentenced three contractors to prison terms for recruiting homeless men from soup kitchens in Tennessee to illegally remove asbestos, a known carcinogen, from an aging Wisconsin manufacturing plant. U.S. District Judge Barbara...
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Adventists Forward Probe of President to Top Church Panel: Folkenberg Sued over Land Venture
Seventh-day Adventist leaders from around the globe stopped short this week of sanctioning their church president, Robert S. Folkenberg, whose entanglement in a California land deal has led to an $8 million lawsuit. After two days of closed hearings...
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Adventurous Life of Founder of the Irish Brigade
The pantheon of Civil War leaders and heroes is filled with men of controversy and colorful careers, North and South. Still, perhaps only one Civil War general was sentenced to death before the war and quit his wartime post at the height of his career,...
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Air Jordan Aims to Help Educators Soar: Sets Up Mentor Program in Schools
Basketball superstar Michael Jordan came to town yesterday to announce a national mentor program for disadvantaged students in secondary schools. The first school expected to benefit from the new Jordan Fundamentals is John Philip Sousa Middle...
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Broncos' Small and Swift Offensive Line Changes for the Better
MIAMI - The Denver Broncos lost their left tackle to retirement and right guard to free agency. A third offensive lineman changed positions, and two backups were promoted. But instead of experiencing chaos following a championship season, the Broncos'...
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Budget Surplus Forecasts Increased: Yet Congress Set for Intense Fights
Estimates of the federal budget surpluses continue to grow, but Senate Budget Committee members predicted yesterday that fights over the budget will be as intense as ever this year. The uncertainty of surplus projections, caps on spending, and...
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Bush Jr. Ready for Media Scrutiny: Knows He'll Get `Criticized a Lot'
Texas Gov. George W. Bush says he is prepared to face the press scrutiny that confronts any presidential candidate. In an exclusive one-hour interview that airs today and tomorrow on C-SPAN, the man most polls show as the front-runner in the...
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Clinton Persists in Census Battle: Tells Mayors He's Still for Sampling
President Clinton intensified the political fight over the census by telling a gathering of the nation's mayors yesterday that his administration remains committed to using scientific sampling in the 2000 population count. His comments came on...
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Confusion on the Use and Language of an Executive Order
In her Jan. 17 commentary, "Seizing power through executive order creep," Phyllis Schlafly complains that President Clinton is using Executive Order 13107 to implement unratified treaties. Her argument results from a careless misreading of the executive...
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Democrats See Black Athletes in a New Light
Democrats are trying to draft a new lineup of all-stars as they seek the money and minority votes they need to retake the House of Representatives in 2000: black professional athletes. Party strategists hope they can recruit major sports stars...
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Eager McEnroe More Than Willing to Occupy a Variety of Roles in Game
The mouth that roared still roars. John McEnroe is setting the agenda for the year in tennis, and it is about him. Barely a month into 1999, Mac has offered to be the head of the International Tennis Federation, captain of the U.S. Davis Cup...
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Executioner's Excuse
Darrell Meese had a score to settle with a former employer. The two had been involved in the drug trade and had a falling out, or so Meese claimed, and he decided to kill 69-year-old Lloyd Lawrence before the latter could kill him. So when Mr. Lawrence,...
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Falcons' Front Fivesome Endures Learning Process
MIAMI - They are the philosopher, the computer nerd, the rah-rah guy, the operator and the kid. Only one has hit 30. Another, the only one drafted before the fifth round, is going to the group's first Pro Bowl. The Atlanta Falcons' offensive line...
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French Extreme Rightists Split Up: Feud Derails Try for Links Abroad
GENEVA - A split within France's extreme right-wing National Front has reportedly derailed its far-reaching plans for an association of similar groupings across Europe. The little publicized idea of a "nationalist international" was launched initially...
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Gardens Party: Caps Visit Famed Toronto Building for Last Time
The Washington Capitals play in Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens for the last time tonight, and in two weeks a significant piece of hockey history will be history itself. The Gardens, built in 1931 in an incredible 5 1/2 months, will host its last...
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Hall Election Poses Some Hard Issues
MIAMI - Every group of finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame raises different issues. Issues like: Did he have a long enough career (e.g. Dwight Stephenson)? Or: Should a player make it just on sheer weight of numbers (e.g. Charlie Joiner)?...
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Jail Time for Tyson Sought in Maryland
Plans by promoters for Mike Tyson to fight in April might be derailed by plans by Montgomery County State's Attorney Doug Gansler. He wants to put the former two-time heavyweight champion in jail. Tyson is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Montgomery...
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January Rains Ease Area Water Shortages: Reservoirs Filling; Fire Danger Down
The effects of a half-year drought continue to ripple through Virginia and Maryland, even though January has brought twice the normal rainfall to the Washington area.. More precipitation has fallen so far this month than had fallen in the last four...
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Kenyan Skiing Farce Shows How the Games Have Changed
The snow is melting in Kenya, baby! The last time we saw Charles Mukora, it was a year ago in Nagano, Japan, at a Nike news conference when he was espousing the virtues of cross country skiing for the youth of Kenya. "You are going to hear...
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Layoffs at MCI Include 99 Locals
MCI WorldCom Inc. revealed yesterday that is laying off another 365 employees to eliminate duplicate and other unneeded functions at the newly merged telephone giant. The cuts, which include 99 positions in the Washington area, come on top of...
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Lots of Effort, Few Results for Caps
The critics were out in full force in the stands last night at MCI Center - with good reason. The Washington Capitals were down by six goals, and there was still plenty of time left. The Caps expended plenty of effort but had virtually nothing...
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Mayor's Office Mum, Awaits Report on `Niggardly' Incident
D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams' administration has closed ranks and is trying to get past the David Howard "niggardly" incident while an internal investigation continues to probe whether a staffer "fanned the flames" of racial discord. The mayor...
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Miami Remembers Bass for Famous TD
MIAMI - More than a quarter-century later, Mike Bass' 49-yard fumble return on a botched field goal try by Miami's Garo Yepremian remains the second most famous touchdown in Redskins history behind John Riggins' game-winning run in Super Bowl XVII....
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Payne: Suit Cuts Boost in '99 Cap
D.C. United general manager Kevin Payne blames an antitrust lawsuit filed by a number of Major League Soccer players in 1997 for the minimal increase in the league's strict salary cap this season. United has been forced to trade or loan a number...
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Pollin: Fans Are Upset, but They'll Come Back
The Washington Times' NBA writer, John N. Mitchell, sat down with Washington Wizards chairman Abe Pollin yesterday to discuss ongoing free-agent negotiations, the team, the league and his vision for the future. Q: Is there lingering animosity...
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Polls Show Clinton Retains Popularity: People Worry Less about Year-2000 Bug
Americans are basking in unprecedented good times, telling pollsters they aren't worried that computers will go berserk Jan. 1, and extending their charitable feelings to both the pope and the president. The contentment has also produced emarkable...
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Rabbits in Outer Space Fight for Honor, Justice
This chronic feature lets me review what's recently passed my pupils. So pull up a chair, break out the talc and welcome to: MR. ZAD'S HAIR READ This is a synopsis of a book and my eight-level superlocks rating system. A Cousin Itt (8) rating...
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Racing over Life's Bumps: Triumph, Tragedy Drive Career
Why hasn't Bunny Burkett's life been made into a movie? It's got all the makings: tragedy, triumph, a little more tragedy, another triumph, a fast car, a car accident, a stint as a Playboy Bunny (the nickname's not for nothing) and a career as...
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Redskins Sale Must Pass New Standard: NFL Chief Says OK Not Automatic
MIAMI - NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue said bidding the highest price for the Washington Redskins doesn't automatically mean league approval for prospective owners Howard and Edward Milstein and Daniel Snyder. In a sharply worded response to the...
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Reno Says No to Independent Counsel for Ickes: Case Involves Testimony over Teamsters-Clinton Link
Attorney General Janet Reno said yesterday she will not seek an independent counsel to investigate whether former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Harold Ickes lied to a Senate committee about his 1996 campaign fund raising. After meeting with...
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Roundup
Russians dominant in European skating Ice dancing's world champions, Angelika Krylova and Oleg Ovsiannikov, barely won their first European title yesterday with an innovative if risky free dance set to the beat of African drums. The title was...
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Senate Moves to Talk to Witnesses: Issues Subpoenas with Times, Places
The Senate yesterday delivered subpoenas to Monica Lewinsky, Vernon E. Jordan Jr. and Sidney Blumenthal - one in person, two by fax - as details emerged about how the three impeachment trial witnesses will be deposed. Miss Lewinsky will give her...
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Southern Baptists Put `Changing' Gays in Sunday Schools: Homosexual Groups Denounce Move
A Sunday school lesson devoted to homosexuality, including how homosexuals can "change," will be offered tomorrow for the first time at most Southern Baptist churches in the United States. "We never did a whole lesson on this topic before," said...
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Starr Wins Secrecy in Steele Hearing: Evidence May Affect Probe in Lewinsky Case, Judge Told
A federal judge ruled yesterday that much of the evidence independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr collected in bringing an indictment against a friend of former White House volunteer Kathleen E. Willey can be kept secret. U.S. District Judge Claude...
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Tate, Filatov, Negulescu Top Va. Open Field
IM Adrian Negulescu, FM Emory Tate and NM Leonid Filatov shared top honors at last weekend's Virginia Open in Fredericksburg, annually the largest event in the state. The trio went 4-1 in the 37-player Open section, ahead of a pack of pursuers that...
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The Slavic Three-Ring Caucus
The Russians have officialized another Slavic reunion just in time for this week's anti-US pep rally. As if it wasn't enough that Belarus and Russia revisited their unified past by forming a joint currency and parliament last month, Yugoslavian parliamentarians...
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The United States Should Support an Independent Kosovo
Patrick Buchanan's Jan. 25 article "Should we be in Kosovo?" raises some valid concerns about U.S. interests in Kosovo and the wisdom of committing American troops to the embattled region. However, despite the soundness of some of his points, he...
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To Betray Their Country
Here's a footnote from the Annals of Student Radicalism: A woman who worked as a lawyer at the Pentagon and her husband, a labor organizer, have been sentenced for years of spying on behalf of what used to be the nasty East German government. Theresa...
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Today's Best Bets
FABRIC OF HISTORY Get into the Black History Month spirit a little early, with two new exhibits at the Baltimore Museum of Art. "Elizabeth Catlett Sculpture: A Fifty-Year Retrospective" spotlights the artist's wood, marble, stone, terra cotta...
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United Still Seeking a Trade for Harkes
This was not how John Harkes envisioned the end of his D.C. United career. Instead of preparing for his fourth season with United, Harkes is in England - and in limbo. He will make his debut today for Nottingham Forest, the last-place team in...
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U.S. Economy Sails Serenely on Choppy Seas
The U.S. economy proved to be a staunch ship in a sea of global turmoil last year, sailing ahead at a 5.6 percent rate at year's end as the expansion hit a peacetime record in length. While other major nations from Japan to Brazil languished in...
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Virginia Cops Want Laser Radars: Lawmakers Fear a Spurt in Speeding Tickets to Pay for Gadget
RICHMOND - Police in Vienna, and maybe the rest of Northern Virginia, may soon have a new tool to use against speeders. The Virginia House of Delegates yesterday passed a bill that would allow police to use laser radar, a new laser-based speed...
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Was It Letter Larceny or Misunderstanding? Rail Line Funding Missive at Center of Spat
ANNAPOLIS - One Montgomery County delegate calls it petty theft. The other calls it a misunderstanding. Delegate Dana Dembrow is calling for fellow Montgomery County Democrat John Hurson's resignation as House Majority Leader over an incident...
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Wizards and Sixers Sloppy in First Outings: Jackson Impressive as Washington Wins
PHILADELPHIA - The Washington Wizards are still without the services of unsigned Rod Strickland, and Calbert Cheaney was absent with a strained right groin. However, free agent Randell Jackson nicely filled the void left by Cheaney with a game-high...
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Zinni Stand Shows Pentagon, State Differ on Iraq Strategy: Experts Fear Mishandled Rebellion May Drag U.S. into Strife
The U.S. Persian Gulf commander's strong public expressions of doubt about aiding Iraqi opposition groups militarily reveals a deep split between the Pentagon and State Department on how to defeat Saddam Hussein, policy experts say. Gen. Anthony...
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