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 May 24, 2003

16 Sequels Stuff Summer with Promise; Grown-Up, Family Fare Add to Action
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The movie business seemed to be overdoing it in 2001 when seven sequels and seven remakes were lumped into the chronically overstuffed fruitcake of the summer movie season. This summer, when 16 sequels are...
Albert Brooks Has Own Laws for Acting
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Director Andrew Fleming knows Albert Brooks is as famous in Hollywood for turning down gigs as he is for his depressed and de- feated comic persona. This is the man, after all, who rejected...
An Immovable Feast; Tuscany's Many Riches Nourish Both Mind and Body
Byline: Corinna Lothar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ah, Tuscany. This is the land of olive trees; of bread without salt; of cypresses; Chianti; alabaster; pottery; cathedrals of black, green, pink and white marble; of rolling hills and hilltop...
Another Repeat Champ in MD
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Grandmaster Alex Wojtkiewicz wasn't the only repeat champ at the Maryland Open earlier this month. As reported here last week, Wojtkiewicz successfully defended his state title in the Open section....
Argentine Presidential Precipice
Byline: Nick Panes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With former Argentine President Carlos Menem withdrawing from a second-round presidential run-off, fellow Peronist Nestor Kirchner will assume the presidency from President Eduardo Duhalde tomorrow....
Beyond Mesopotamia; New York's Timely Exhibit Raises Historical Questions
Byline: Joanna Shaw-Eagle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When coalition forces invaded Iraq this spring to depose Saddam Hussein, they sent troops into what had been Mesopotamia considered the sacred birthplace of the prophet Abraham and home of the Garden...
Bush Insists N. Korea Give Up Nukes; Vows 'Tougher' Action against Blackmail
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday threatened "tougher measures" against North Korea if it continues to develop nuclear weapons and condemned Pyongyang for kidnapping Japanese citizens. "We will not tolerate nuclear...
Bush Is Vulnerable in '04, Democratic Strategists Insist; Memo Cites Openings for Attack, but Notes Party Lags in Favorability
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Top Democratic strategists say President Bush is increasingly vulnerable but at the same time reveal that their party is viewed less favorably by Americans than the Republican Party or the National Rifle...
Championship Weekend May Have Found a New Home with Baltimore
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - This weekend has been hailed as one of the most significant in college lacrosse history. Already, it is living up to its billing. More than 30,000 all-session tickets at M&T Bank Stadium...
Charter School Cites Lies in Firing Principal
Byline: Jabeen Bhatti, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Officials at Options Public Charter School on Capitol Hill fired Principal Clarence Edward Dixon yesterday, saying he lied to his employers about his criminal background and misrepresented himself. ...
Cheney Vote Breaks Tie as Tax Cut Passes; Benefits Due by Summer
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Congress passed a $350 billion tax-cut package yesterday, and the Bush administration said taxpayers will start seeing the effects by summer. "The child credits will go into effect and the rate rebates...
'Class Act' an Upbeat Tribute
Byline: Jayne M. Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What a world this would be if every memorial service were as zippy as "A Class Act." A tribute to the late Edward Kleban, the Broadway composer and lyricist best known for his collaboration with Marvin...
D.C. PTA Mismanagement
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National PTA has placed the D.C. chapter on probation because of serious financial management problems, including failure to meet mandatory auditing requirements. It's bad news to needy parents who depend on the...
Despite Plethora of Rain, Local Group Urges Water Conservation
Byline: Patrick Badgley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A rainy week, saturated ground and flood warnings in the Washington area weren't enough to inhibit one group from making water conservation a priority goal. The Metropolitan Washington Council of...
Drafting an EU Constitution
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES If the past behavior of the Eurocrats in Brussels is any indication, the European Union remains a long way from drafting a constitution even remotely resembling that of the United States. Helle Dale is right in pointing...
European Allies Refuse to Cut Ties with Arafat; Palestinian Leader Accused of Undermining New Premier
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PARIS - America's European allies yesterday rejected a call from Secretary of State Colin L. Powell to sever ties with Yasser Arafat, the beleaguered Palestinian leader, even as U.S. officials accused...
FBI Director Orders Review of Ethics Office; Public Confidence in Fairness at Issue
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, concerned about the public's confidence in the bureau, has ordered a review of the FBI office that investigates employee wrongdoing and recommends disciplinary action....
Few Writers Found the Right Words to Express North-South Conflict
Byline: Peter Cliffe, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Who would dare suggest that the Civil War inspired few songs with themes that rose above mediocrity or that most of the poetry about the war lacked merit? That person would point to too much...
Fort Built, Defended by Blacks Tells of Their Valor
Byline: William S. Connery, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "I was originally interested in classic cars." So says Fredric Minus of Trenton, N.J., as he portrays a first sergeant in the 6th Regiment Infantry of the USCT (United States Colored Troops)...
Given Chance, Cottle Proves Worth; after Rocky Start, Terps Coach Has Team in Semis
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Dave Cottle's second season as Maryland men's lacrosse coach, for all associated with the program, has been far less trying than his first. Fans are happier, players are more comfortable and the Terrapins...
Harlem Soars with Classics; Strong 'Prodigal Son,' 'Firebird'
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Dance Theatre of Harlem opened its annual engagement here this week with an exceptionally strong program. Novelties are the buzzword in ballet companies these days. Even so, the highlights of the...
HITS KEEP ON COMING; PhatNoise Brings CD-ROM Songs to Car Stereos
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was only a matter of time before car stereos went digital. But the amazing thing about PhatNoise's brand-new digital audio system, now available as a factory-installed option in Volkswagens and Audis,...
Holdsclaw Grabs Mystics' First Victory
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Chamique Holdsclaw was queen of the hive last night. Holdsclaw pulled down a WNBA-record 24 rebounds and had 22 points and forward Stacey Dales-Schuman contributed 20 points as the Mystics...
Intelligence Team Finds French Passports in Iraq; Paris Denies Supplying Them to Officials Sought by Allies
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A U.S. military intelligence team in Iraq has uncovered a dozen French passports, and defense officials believe other French passports from the same batch were used by Iraqis to flee the country. Defense...
Maoist Crisis Spreads in Himalayas; Eastern Nepal Hosts Refugees from Bhutan
Byline: Chitra Tiwari, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES While Nepal has received widespread international attention, due mainly to its seven-year Maoist insurgency, Bhutan another Himalayan kingdom, about the size of Switzerland, with a population...
Mideast Sides Back 'Road Map'; Bush Considers Joint Meeting with Sharon, Abbas
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush said yesterday that he is considering a joint meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas now that both leaders have accepted his peace plan....
Muslim Immigration
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Perhaps the term "fifth column" is too politically incorrect even in these dangerous days of elevated terror warnings, but Cal Thomas performs a great service by calling attention to Muslim enemies living in America...
Nobles and Knaves
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Noble: Bob Hope, for decades of unstinting service to the members of the armed services. Most people cringe at the thought of spending a single holiday away from home. Imagine spending every Christmas Day on the road...
Ocean City to Install Security Cameras
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ocean City will install eight security cameras this summer to monitor traffic and criminal activity. "This is the beginning of video surveillance in Ocean City," said Richard Malone, assistant...
On Day 2, Sorenstam Fizzles; but One Foray Not Enough of a Barometer
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES We would like to see an Annika encore. The Sorenstorm fizzled out in very unsatisfying fashion yesterday afternoon at Colonial, leaving at least some in the golf community yearning for a little more...
Overseer Ends Republican Guard; Defense Ministry Dissolved; Arms-Control Edict in Works
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Iraq's new U.S. overseer took a major step yesterday toward disarming Iraq, formally dissolving Saddam Hussein's Defense Ministry and disbanding the Republican Guard and the once-mighty Iraqi army....
Picture Perfect
Byline: Stephanie K. Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES PICTURE PERFECT Turn-of-the-century Hawaii was home to many immigrants, including a number of Korean men who sought to continue their familial heritage through the exchange of photographs with...
Rally Honors Missing Troops; Motorcyclists Ride to Remember
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than 500,000 people are expected to attend the 16th annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally tomorrow to commemorate Memorial Day. The "Ride to the Wall" rally will start at the Pentagon and end at the...
Scientists Find SARS in 3 Animal Species; Chinese Meat Markets Provide Clues
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Scientists found evidence of the SARS virus in three species of live animals, including the civet cat, taken from a market in China's Guangdong province, where SARS is believed to have begun. The discovery...
Shuttle Rescue Idea Seen as 'Risky'
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NASA could have staged a dramatic rescue mission to save the Space Shuttle Columbia's astronauts, but it would have been filled with enormous danger, according to a new analysis by the space agency. ...
Student Runs to Help Keep Sickness at Bay; Activity Aids Breathing in Spite of Her Fibrosis
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Charlotte Reardon could barely run around the track at her high school two years ago. Now she's one of the top runners in Montgomery County, an achievement that didn't come easily. Running is more than just...
Swinging Standards; Aging Rock 'N' Rollers Sing the Greats Best by Doing It Their Way
Byline: Eric Felten, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It was nearly a decade ago that U2's frontman Bono presented Frank Sinatra with a Grammy Legend award. "Rock-'n'-roll people love Frank Sinatra," Bono announced, "because Frank Sinatra has got...
Television
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES TELEVISION Prestigious Peabody Awards finally hit TV It only took 62 years. The Peabody Awards, which honor outstanding achievements in TV, radio and new media such as the Internet, will be broadcast for the first...
Two New Gems from Pokemon
Byline: Barry Stoddart and Cory Stoddart, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES POKEMON RUBY VERSION Nintendo Game Boy Advance By Barry Stoddart, age 13, Shaler Area Intermediate School, Glenshaw, Pa. I haven't really been into Pokemon since...
U.S., Wales Depleted for Memorial Day Match
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Is this the way to play in San Jose? When Wales meets the U.S. team in an exhibition game at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, Calif., on Monday, it will bring a bare bones team, leaving most of its big-name...
Weak Link on the Left
Byline: Lawrence Kudlow, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a last ditch attempt to stop broadbased tax cuts, Democrats have been circulating their tired argument that current and prospective budget deficits will drive up interest rates. But if...
Webre's 'Cinderella' Ballet at KenCen Is Perfect Fit
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Septime Webre's world premiere of "Cinderella" next week at the Kennedy Center is an indication of the stirring way he has moved the Washington Ballet forward since becoming its artistic director four...
Wild World Series; Poker's Ultimate Tournament Brings out Some of the Game's Greatest Characters
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES LAS VEGAS - It is the last bastion of the Wild West. However, the biggest poker game in the world isn't taking place in some smoke-filled back room with guns on the table and whiskey flowing. No, this...
With Hamm, Freedom Make Power Play
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There is a rumor, started on a New York Power fan-based Web site, that claims tonight's game against the Washington Freedom will be Mia Hamm's "last appearance" on Long Island. The Power fan who runs the...
X2: Wolverine's Revenge Proves a Destructively Delightful Romp
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Superhero and cartoon characters have become integral parts of the electronic entertainment industry. Around the world, youngsters and guys who can't get dates spend countless hours in front of their...
YAMAGUCHI'S 'WEB'; Numark Installation Evokes Life's Changes
Byline: Joanna Shaw-Eagle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES '''Will you walk into my parlour?' said a spider to a fly: ' 'Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy.' " The spider in children's writer Mary Howitt's verse meant, of course, "Come...