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 June 7, 2003

Action on Tap at Chess Center
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the best spectacles in local chess takes place today at the U.S. Chess Center downtown with the 14th annual D.C. Action Championship. The six-round, Game/30 event has become a magnet for top players,...
Allies Call Iraq's 'Political Climate' Unfit for Democracy
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Officials of the U.S.-led coalition authority said yesterday that they expect the drafting of a new Iraqi constitution to get under way within weeks, even as they cautioned that Iraq is not ready...
Aretha Franklin Continues to Deserve Musical Respect
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES When it came time for the marquee performance at Wolf Trap's annual fund-raiser gala Thursday night, the audience shambled into the beautiful National Park venue from two directions. The general public,...
Chatty 'Valentine' Goes on and On
Byline: Jayne M. Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Although concerned with love and devotion, Horton Foote's "Valentine's Day" is no sweetheart of a play. Even Cupid would be hard-pressed to find something to like let alone love about this overwritten,...
'Cide' May Increasethe Unkindest Cuts
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK. - All across the world, 2-year-old colts are crossing their legs today, hoping Funny Cide falls short of his quest to be horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. Too bad, boys....
Desperate Times for United; Fans, Coach Look for Answers, First Win of Year
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Forgive me for the ramblings, but I'm worried about D.C. United these days. The club must be cursed: Seven games into the season, the team is still looking for its first win. United seems to be in good...
Duval's 62 Grabs Attention While Sabbatini Grabs Lead
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's not often that the golfer leading a PGA Tour event after two rounds goes relatively unnoticed. Of course, it's also not often that another player in the field shoots a 62. David Duval might...
Duval Snaps out of Daze; One-Time No. 1sets Avenelrecord with 62
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Memo to the golf world: David Duval is back. The former world No.1 made a stunning return to form yesterday at TPC at Avenel, shattering the course record with a second-round 62 that moved him from career...
Fancy-Pants Set Aids Youths in Need
Byline: Gabriella Boston, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gray skies and subseasonal temperatures (colder than Anchorage, Alaska, in fact) didn't put a damper on party spirits at the Children's Hearing and Speech Center's Country Barbecue Wednesday night....
Field Could Face Muddy Track
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ELMONT, N.Y. - A wet track could help Funny Cide's Triple Crown bid. With heavy rain predicted shortly before today's 135th Belmont Stakes, the gelding figures to benefit from the slow going on the "Big...
Five Big East Schools Sue to Halt Defections to ACC
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Big East's last desperate attempt to keep its league intact will come in court. Five conference schools filed a lawsuit yesterday against Miami, Boston College and the ACC, seeking an injunction to...
GAO Eyes Rejected SBA Loans; Focuses on Firms Hurt by Terrorism
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The General Accounting Office began an investigation this week to determine how many small businesses directly affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks have been turned down for disaster-relief...
Gelding Races for Triple Crown; Funny Cide Eyes Belmont, History
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES ELMONT, N.Y. - Funny Cide is 11/2 miles from immortality. The 3-year-old gelding needs to cover that distance faster than five other horses in the 135th Belmont Stakes today to become the first Triple...
Grocery Newcomers Worth a Look
Byline: Jill Kamp, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Competition has hit grocery stores big time in the Greater Washington area. You already know the big names : Giant, Safeway, Magruders, Whole Foods, Dean & Deluca, Sutton Place Gourmet. There...
Hartley's Harsh Art; Found Beauty in in His Pain
Byline: Joanna Shaw-Eagle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Marsden Hartley called himself "the painter from Maine." Yet he spent most of his life traveling geographically and artistically to Paris, Berlin, New York, the American Southwest and Mexico before...
History's Britain; Heritage Cities of Chester, Edinburgh Open Up Past
Byline: Victor Block, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Guests of a medieval inn at Chester, England, sometimes see the ghost of a woman peering out an upstairs window, looking in vain for her lover, who was killed during a 17th-century battle. ...
Hudson to Try 'Something Different'
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With D.C. United still seeking its first victory of the season, coach Ray Hudson will give forward Ali Curtis his first start of the year tonight against the Chicago Fire at RFK Stadium. "The guys love...
Hulkmania Reigns Supreme in Books, Art, Cards and Toys
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Thanks to the proliferation of film, comic-book and cartoon characters, companies are bombarding consumers with an incredible selection of action figures. With tongue in cheek, let's take a peek at...
It's Official: Redskins to Hold Camp in Ashburn
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins yesterday made official the training camp news that had been expected since last fall and was internally decided about 21/2 months ago: The team will train at its year-round headquarters,...
Jay Gruden Eyes Title to Match Jon's
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Another Gruden is closing in on a title in Florida. This time it's Jay, the standout quarterback of the Arena Football League's Orlando Predators and the brother of Jon, coach of the Super Bowl champion...
Jefferson Davis' Administration of the Pen; Writings of Rebel President
Byline: , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Americans who read about the Civil War will be pleased by the appearance of this new volume of Jefferson Davis' writings, which con- tains letters as well as some key speeches and messages to his generals....
Jobless Rate Highest in 9 Years, at 6.1 Percent
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Unemployment rose to a nine-year high of 6.1 percent last month as employers bent on cutting costs eliminated an additional 17,000 jobs. Manufacturers slashed 53,000 positions, bringing the job losses...
Kinski, Herzog: In Hype's Shadow; Is Volatile Duo Worth a Retrospective?
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I cannot pretend to be bursting with anticipation at the prospect of "Klaus Kinski and Werner Herzog: Insanity and Genius," a retrospective series spread across the summer months at the Goethe Institute...
'Lives' Lived Furiously; Coward's Drama Hits High and Low Points
Byline: T.L. Ponick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Arguably the direct successor to the flamboyant Anglo-Irish playwright Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward was indisputably the 20th-century master of English "drawing room" comedy. At his best, the late-Victorian...
Mystics Can't Rally from Bad First Half
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It took the Washington Mystics 20 minutes to figure out they were playing without Chamique Holdsclaw. By then, it was too late. The Mystics scored a franchise record-low 14 first-half points, spoiling...
Nepali Turmoil Unabated; Few Placated by King's Choice of Prime Minister
Byline: Chitra Tiwari, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eight months after the royal takeover of Nepal's government, King Gyanendra appointed Surya Bahadur Thapa, 75, at midweek as the new prime minister, defying opposition demands and setting the...
Nobles and Knaves
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Nobles: Kristin, Mary and Karen, a trio of the best instructors that the FBI has had for putting away child pornographers. Kristin, Mary and Karen don't have college degrees. They haven't even earned high school diplomas....
Novel Aids Understanding of Both Sides in Civil War
Byline: Bismark Tercero, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Reviewed by Bismark Tercero, age 14, Holmes Middle School, Alexandria "Shades of Gray" is a historical novel by Carolyn Reeder. The story takes place during the Civil War and is about a...
Odd, Disappointing Lou Reed Show
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lou Reed has no casual fans. It might not even be accurate to say that he has fans. The gender-erasing poet-rocker has initiates, specially sensitized people who "get it" "it" being a druggy, droning...
Official Rebuts Story of Iraq Intelligence Shortcomings; Says Leaked Classified Report Was Misread regarding Weapons Program
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The director of the Defense Intelligence Agency yesterday debunked the notion that a classified intelligence report had said the United States had no reliable evidence before hostilities that Iraq possessed...
One for the Ages? Funny Cide Faces Obstacles in Triple Crown Bid
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BELMONT, N.Y. - It's a good thing Funny Cide trainer Barclay Tagg once worked with steeplechase horses because the gelding will face numerous hurdles today in his bid to become the first Triple Crown winner...
On Mission; Mothers See Where Soldier Sons Died
Byline: Denise Barnes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Emogene Cupp hopped planes at 4 a.m. and trekked across the countryside of Vietnam with its rice paddies and rugged terrain to find the spot where her son was killed 35 years ago by a land mine during...
Pop Music
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES POP MUSIC Maria McKee returns After a seven-year absence, Maria McKee has wriggled out of the grasp of Geffen Records and released one of her most ambitious records to date, "High Dive." The former front woman...
Ramsey Pay Raise Remains Uncertain; Mayor's Plan Stalls in Council
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Council members yesterday could not guarantee that they will approve a raise for Metropolitan Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey, even if the mayor deletes language in the resolution that would have authorized...
Reeve on T.E.A.M. for Sports; Benefit for Disabled Honors Wife, Dana, for Her Activism
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Christopher Reeve couldn't imagine any kind of a life in the days after the 1995 equestrian accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. Then he watched a documentary by World T.E.A.M. Sports...
Reliving History
Byline: Stephanie K. Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES RELIVING HISTORY Commemorate the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Brandy Station with a host of activities including re-enactments, ghost walks, battlefield tours and a gala dinner and ball...
Seniors Drug Bill Faces Concerns; Senate Bipartisan Compromise Also Draws Panel Praise
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate's new, bipartisan compromise to provide seniors with prescription-drug coverage drew praise from some members of the Senate Finance Committee during a hearing yesterday, but faced concerns from...
Slavery Charges Involving Couple in Hands of Jury; Alien Says She Was Never Paid
Byline: Patrick Badgley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A federal jury in Greenbelt is expected to rule soon in the case of a Takoma Park couple charged with bringing a Ghanaian woman into the country and using her as a slave. Barbara Coleman-Blackwell,...
Sosa Appeals Eight-Game Ban
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Major League Baseball yesterday suspended Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa eight games for using a corked bat, delivering the sentence after three days of nonstop national scrutiny of the incident. Sosa...
State Race Gets National Attention; GOP Groups Put Money into Winchester Primary
Byline: Mary Shaffrey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A primary race for a Statehouse seat from Winchester, Va., is drawing attention and assistance from national groups fighting for control of the Republican Party. State Sen. H. Russell Potts Jr. faces...
Tens of Thousands Face off in Gallant, Rare Cavalry Battle; Brandy Station: No Clear Winner in Epic Struggle
Byline: Richard E. Crouch, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The cavalry battle of Brandy Station, fought about 60 miles from Washington on the banks of the Rappahannock in Culpeper County on June 9, 1863, was big. It involved roughly 10,000 horsemen...
Terrorist Moneymen
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES On Thursday just two days after President Bush put the prestige of his office on the line in urging Mideast governments to cut off funding for terrorist groups ABC News correspondent Brian Ross reported that two men...
Test Bolsters Idea Foam Caused Shuttle Disaster
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SAN ANTONIO - Foam fired at high speed caused a 3-inch crack in a space shuttle wing panel yesterday, offering investigators perhaps the best evidence yet for the likely cause of the Space Shuttle Columbia's...
Texas Facing Special Session; Lawmakers May Revisit Redistricting
Byline: Hugh Aynesworth, THE WASHINGTON TIMES DALLAS - Gov. Rick Perry is planning to call a special session to deal with the congressional-redistricting issue that caused 51 Democratic legislators to run off and hide for four days last month in...
The Town Taste Forgot; John Waters' 'Hairspray' Blazes Baltimore's Hot Pink into Tony Nods, America's Heart
Byline: Jayne M. Blanchard, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Home is where the heart is, and the heart of my hometown of Baltimore beats hot pink. It is the fuchsia of a flamingo, the happy pastel hues of a roll of Necco wafers. Its row homes sport...
Turning Points
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The numbers on unemployment released last week are bleak. Nevertheless, the Department of Labor employment report included some encouraging information. The U.S. unemployment rate increased by 0.1 percentage point...
U.N. Faults Iran's Nuclear Program; Washington Demands Complete Disclosure
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A U.N. watchdog agency accused Iran yesterday of failing to abide by international safeguards on its nuclear program, bringing an immediate U.S. demand that Tehran disclose all aspects of its nuclear activities....
Updated 'Pippin' Spirited but Limited
Byline: Jayne M. Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Under the direction of Thomas W. Jones II, "Pippin," the 1970s musical about Charlemagne's son who seeks out an extraordinary life and winds up finding inner peace receives a clamorous updating...
U.S. Renews Bid to Discern Saddam's Fate; Bomb Site Excavation Seeks Remains
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States has failed to substantiate assertions from Iraqis who say they saw Saddam Hussein alive after Baghdad fell, prompting the Bush administration to order excavation at the site of an...
Visitors Now Stroll Street Devastated by Plague
Byline: Fyllis Hockman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES EDINBURGH, Scotland - The year is 1645. The most virulent strain of the bubonic plague has immobilized Edinburgh, claiming the lives of more than half the population. The area hardest hit is...
VRE Gives Amtrak Deadline for Questions on Service Pact
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Virginia Railway Express yesterday gave Amtrak an Aug. 1 deadline to respond to concerns about quality of service or lose the contract to operate Northern Virginia's commuter rail service. VRE is paying...
VW Will Stop Production of Its Original Beetle; Mexico to Continue Making New 'Bug'
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Volkswagen yesterday said it would stop making the original Beetle this year, ending production of the classic car affectionately known as the "bug." Production of the last of the old-style Beetle...