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 18, 2003

75 Calls Made to Special Hospital Hot Line; Nurse Denies Wrongdoing in Patient's Death
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Officials at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Gaithersburg say a hot line for people concerned about care received in the intensive care unit has netted 75 calls after a nurse was suspended during an...
A Pretty Good Prison Team
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chris Webber has matured into a convicted liar, as opposed to a serial fibber, following a memory lapse before a grand jury in 2000. His plea agreement with federal prosecutors in Detroit this week is expected...
Bad Boys Is Good in a Silly Way
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES One thing I didn't expect from "Bad Boys II" was Bay of Pigs II. Explosions, car wrecks and firefights - sure. But a covert-ops mission into Cuba? Without going into plot-spoiling detail, let's just...
Bang, Bang ... You're Alive
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch fired a shot heard around the District of Columbia this week. Three days ago, he introduced legislation to repeal the draconian gun-control laws that prevent Washington...
Blair Says 'Destiny' Is Calling U.S. to Be a Global Leader
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES British Prime Minister Tony Blair told Congress yesterday that history is calling America to lead the world, militarily and otherwise, in the fight to stop terrorism and spread liberty. "I know it's...
Bush, Blair Defend Iraq Intelligence; British Leader Denies Charge Informationwas 'Speculative'
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush, standing shoulder to shoulder with British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the White House, yesterday said U.S. and British intelligence on weapons of mass destruction "made a clear and compelling...
California Lawmakers to Take New Look at Driver Safety; Fatality Rate Spikes for Motorists Past Age 85, a Growing Population
Byline: Steve Sexton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A day after an elderly man killed 10 pedestrians by apparently losing control of his car on a crowded Santa Monica street, California lawmakers said yesterday they would consider legislation to keep unsafe...
Changing Paradigm; A Different Sort of Feminist Fights Formen's Rights
Byline: Steve Sexton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eliminate affirmative-action programs. Do the same with the sexual-harassment industry. Refuse to accept bias against boys in public schools. Those don't sound like the talking points of your typical...
Conquering America
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Conquering America "Normally changes of this magnitude only happen to conquered nations," William Buchanan tells Inside the Beltway. "Even I find these figures eye-popping," says the member of the...
Contrite Democrats Make Amends with NAACP
Byline: Steve Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Three Democratic presidential candidates labeled "persona non grata" in the black community for failing to attend an NAACP forum apologized yesterday to tepid applause on the final day...
Cork Bats and American Politics; Democrats Hard-Pressed to Gain Momentum
Byline: Gary J. Andres and Michael McKenna, THE WASHINGTON TIMES This week's Major League Baseball All Star game included the always entertaining Home Run Derby, featuring well-known power hitters smacking the long ball. In previous years, sluggers...
Courting the Judges
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Courting the judges Top California Democrats yesterday backed a plan to ask the courts to break a legislative logjam that has left the nation's most populous state without a budget weeks into the new...
Democrats' Call for Inquiry Delays Vote on Judge Nominee
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The confirmation process for yet another of President Bush's nominees to the federal courts broke down yesterday, with the two parties exchanging accusations about lying and stealing. In one of the angriest...
Democrats Told to Gear Up for Earliest Primary
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. Democratic State Committee Chairman A. Scott Bolden says he wants his party to focus on the city's presidential primary - the first in the nation - during the next seven months. "What people in...
Economy on Track but Joblessness Is Growing; Arbiter of Recessions Says Productivity Best Gauge
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The official arbiter of recessions yesterday declared the recession over in a decision that relies heavily on reports showing uninterrupted economic growth since the end of 2001, despite a slump in manufacturing...
Escalade ESV Is Built to Reign
Byline: Arv Voss, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Cadillac sought to establish a meaningful presence in the luxury SUV market with the first Escalade introduced in 1998 as a 1999 model. In reality, it was primarily a rebadged GMC Denali. Escalade...
Families Flock to Volkswagen's Versatile, Useful Jetta Wagon
Byline: Arv Voss, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Volkswagen offers a variety of choices in its Jetta lineup, ranging in price from the low $20,000s to the mid-$30,000s and combining both sophistication and value. There are four trims in two body...
Fast-Food Suits Will Go on, Say Advocates
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A group of trial lawyers vowed that a Senate bill introduced yesterday won't end the momentum of the obesity-related lawsuits that are targeting fast-food giants, food manufacturers and public school...
FESTIVAL OF Piano; International Competition at UMd. a Playoff for 40
Byline: T.L. Ponick, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES After an unbearable five-year hiatus, area piano aficionados are breathing a sigh of relief as the William Kapell International Piano Festival and Competition returns to the campus of the University...
Five Homes to Offer Fancier Living in Herndon
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES While nearby Great Falls is well-known for its extravagant homes, Herndon is better known for its old-fashioned Victorian buildings and Colonial homes. Now Southport Homes, a division of Oak...
Fix Urged in Formula to Fund Terror Fight; Lawmaker Says Need Should Take Priority
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES First responders will be unprepared to handle terrorist attacks unless the traditional system of distributing federal funding on congressional whims is replaced by threat-based assessments, said Rep. Christopher...
For Art's Sake
Byline: Scott Galupo & Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For art's sake Internet Movie Database Former "Charlie's Angels" pinup Farrah Fawcett is helping celebrate what would have been artist Andy Warhol's 75th birthday - by showing...
Ford Plans to Debut 65 Models in 5 Years
Byline: Ted Biederman, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the cyclical history of the automobile manufacturing industry, an industry filled with peaks and valleys, with success and failure and with complexity far beyond our ordinary understanding,...
Geese Police; Border Collies Herd Birds Guilty of Making Messes
Byline: Anna Bakalis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES She's not a trained cop, but she chases perpetrators and protects private property. She can be on the job day or night. Cathy Fiddler and her squad of border collies are the Geese Police Inc. Their mission...
Heartbeat Away from Jihadi Nukes?
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES While Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf was in the U.S. last month to reassure his interlocutors about his pro-American bona fides, his own chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff Committee, Gen....
Hiding Kim
Byline: Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Hiding Kim A military source tells us that Kim Jong-il, the brutal strongman of North Korea, spent time in hiding during Operation Iraqi Freedom. The source said Mr. Kim suspects...
House Republicans Delay Vote on Disputed Head Start Reforms
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A vote on a Republican-backed Head Start bill will be held next week instead of today because too many lawmakers are out of town, House Republican leaders said yesterday. House Democratic leaders,...
Is Bin Laden Smiling?
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Is bin Laden smiling? The Saudi ambassador this week accused the former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations of putting "a smile on Osama bin Laden's face" by spreading accusations against his...
'Johnny English': Tongue-in-Cheek Romp
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Johnny English," a diverting espionage farce predicated on Rowan Atkinson's ability to project both overconfident and sheepish character traits, seems a welcome small-stakes rival to Mike Myers' Austin...
June Sales Set Another Record
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES This June was yet another in a string of record-setting months this year. Some 12,185 existing homes were sold last month, more than any month in history. It is an incredible level of sales for...
Lap of Luxury in Damascus
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Craftstar Homes is building 59 luxury garage town homes at Damascus Park in Damascus, where residents will enjoy a planned recreation center with meeting rooms, a game room, an exercise studio,...
'Legally Blonde' Car Color Being Offered by Audi
Byline: Bill O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Legally Blonde' car color being offered by Audi Moviegoers who were wowed by the Audi TT Roadster in the new summer film "Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde" now can get the car in the same "candy...
Leonsis: Caps Lackthe 'Right Balance'
Byline: Dave Fay, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Capitals majority owner Ted Leonsis thinks one of the primary reasons his team lost in the first round of the playoffs last season was a lack of toughness, the mental and intestinal variety, not...
Macomb Street Colonial a Family Haven
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The rolling hills of the neighborhood known as Kent, off MacArthur Boulevard, provide a charming setting for small blocks of homes with Colonial, Cape Cod, contemporary and Victorian-style...
'Minimal' U.S. Role in Liberia Seen
Byline: Gus Constantine, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Despite a U.S. desire to stop President Charles Taylor that goes back to 1990, any U.S. military intervention in Liberia is unlikely to be huge, analysts say. They cite the common perception among...
Murdered by Mullahs
Byline: Andrew Sullivan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Murdered by mullahs A Western journalist is taken into custody by an authoritarian regime and suffers a brain hemorrhage which is subsequently described as the result of a police beating. She was...
Mystics Stop Sting for Second Straight
Byline: Jeff Smith, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A sign in the crowd read, "Most Wanted: A Winning Season." While that goal is still a ways off, the Washington Mystics are more than happy to settle for a winning streak. The Mystics have one for the...
Neon Gets a Performance Model
Byline: Henny Hemmes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES CHELSEA - In Europe, the Neon, which is sold there as a Chrysler, was no sales success. That was the reason for DaimlerChrysler to withdraw the model from the European markets. Not many Europeans...
Not the Way to Help Liberia
Byline: Jack Spencer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's understandable President Bush would want to help the suffering people of Liberia. And there's no question the United States can work to end hostilities there. But allowing U.S. troops to...
Office Market Remains Vigorous
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington area remained one of the best office markets in the country during the second quarter, due mainly to big leases from law firms and the stabilizing force of the federal government. While the...
Oldsmobile's Toronado a Front-Wheel-Drive Pioneer
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES With the exception of Saab and a few anemic Japanese cars, front-wheel-drive cars were relatively unknown in the United States during the 1960s. Before that, the most notable front-wheel-drive American...
Orioles Kick off 2nd Half with Win
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles have 2 1/2 months and 71 games to turn their enigmatic 2003 season around. And while it would be premature to make blanket statements about this club based on one...
Plenty to Enjoy at Glenkirk
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Homes is building 45 single-family houses in the first section at Glenkirk in Gainesville, where residents can enjoy a community clubhouse, a swimming pool, playgrounds, nature trails...
'Quite a Leap'
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wednesday's editorial page featured a letter, "Constitutional principles," responding to a story in Tuesday's edition ("Cradle of democracy?" Culture, et cetera) that calls into question my reputation as a constitutional...
Rainier Made for Family Driving
Byline: Sue Mead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The all-new Buick Rainier offers available all-wheel drive, an optional V-8 engine and creature comforts that are tailored to family driving. Joining the Rendezvous crossover SUV as the new kids...
Ready or Not, Here Come Bill and Hillary
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The seven Democratic dwarfs (nine if you count Carol Moseley-Braun and Dennis Kucinich) are finally making a racket, but it's muted sound and semi-fury, answering the question that has puzzled the savants...
Refugees in Limbo after 'Hijacking' Boat; U.S. Weighs Fate If Returned
Byline: Tom Carter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Cuban refugees who Havana says hijacked a boat to come to the United States were in limbo yesterday, caught between U.S. immigration accords, which dictate that refugees picked up at sea be sent home,...
Refusing to Go Wobbly in Iraq
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Despite the guerrilla warfare that has developed in Iraq, and the will that seems to be faltering in America and Britain, the judgment of a majority of Iraqis seems still to be open to the ideals and hopes of a better...
Regulations That Inhibit Hiring
Byline: Richard W. Rahn, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES One of the riskiest occupations in the world is that of "employer." The same politicians who complain about rising unemployment are the ones who make it increasingly dangerous to hire anyone....
Reimportation Bill Puts Friends at Odds; GOP Raps Pro-Life Group's Campaign
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House conservatives are furious at one of their usual allies - the pro-life Traditional Values Coalition - for waging a campaign to convince people that a bill allowing reimportation of American-made drugs...
Remember to Check Fine Print on Offers
Byline: M. Anthony Carr, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES During a real estate buyer's market, you'll see all sorts of crazy offers being put out there by sellers. I've seen homes marketed with vacations, cruises - even a Mercedes Benz. The mortgage...
Report Shows Gains in Child Well-Being; Obesity Emerges as Major Problem
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES More than 60 percent of young children now attend preschool, the portion of students completing high school has risen to 87 percent and more high school students took honors classes in 2000 than in...
Republicans Counterattack in Iraqi Intelligence Debate
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Republicans, caught flat-footed as Democrats mounted an organized attack on President Bush for prewar intelligence disputes, this week began to mount a more aggressive counteroffensive. Sen. Mitch...
Researchers Will Get Access to Columbia
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pieces of the Space Shuttle Challenger sit in boxes inside two abandoned missile silos at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. While a former administration at NASA decided to entomb the remnants...
Romie and Tricia Oplinger
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Company: Jobin Realty Address: 10501 West Drive, Fairfax VA 22030 Phone: 703/385-9410, Ext. 421; 703/352-1230 Fax: 703/352-5695; 703/352-1230 E-mail: romie@LetsMove.net Web site: www.LetsMove.net Year...
Rural Post Offices Should Not Be Stamped Out
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES I believe "Closings eyed for village post offices" (Business, yesterday) will mislead your readers into believing the President's Commission on the Postal Service's report targeted the closing of rural post offices....
SARS Moves China toward Transparency
Byline: Christopher McNally, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES HONOLULU - The Chinese government made a remarkable U-turn after its news blackout and attempted cover-up of the SARS epidemic failed spectacularly. The Communist Party machinery suddenly...
Schools Confront Teacher Shortage; Aim to Put More in Fields of Study
Byline: Patrick Badgley, THE WASHINGTON TIMES School systems in the metropolitan area are implementing broad strategies to fill teacher shortages and put more educators inside their areas of expertise. Education Secretary Rod Paige issued a...
Seau Views Himself as 'Glitter' on Sparkling Dolphins Defense
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After watching him star for San Diego for 13 years, it will be odd to see Junior Seau in a Miami jersey this season. Seau is so excited about the move from his hometown Chargers - who haven't reached...
Shark Takes Bite out of Sandwich; Norman Conjures Up Memories of 1993 with an Opening 69
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SANDWICH, England - The Shark is circling at Sandwich once again. A decade after carding an unforgettable closing 64 at Royal St. George's to claim his second claret jug, Greg Norman staged a rousing...
S. Korea's Ex-Coach Remains a Hero
Byline: John Haydon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SEOUL - The most idolized foreigner in South Korea's modern history has returned to the nation that still adores him. Guus Hiddink, the man who coached South Korea to the 2002 World Cup semifinals, is...
Still Waiting for Reform; Will the Big Battle Be This Year or Next?
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. lawmakers wrapped up their legislative session this week in a united front with Mayor Tony Williams in a lawsuit that threatens their relationship with constituents, and the District's relations...
UDC OK'd $10,000 Bonus; Pollard Hire Was Paid Extra to Sign
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The president of University of the District of Columbia has given a $10,000 signing bonus to a family friend he hired for the school's No. 3 job despite her lack of qualifications. Susan D. Saunders,...
Union against Split Home for Expos
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Major League Baseball Players Association likely will not approve any kind of 2004 schedule with the Montreal Expos splitting home sites, as they are this season between Quebec and Puerto Rico. With...
U.N. Seeks Increased Aid for Destitute Palestinians
Byline: John Zarocostas, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES GENEVA - Top United Nations officials have called for rich donor countries to come forward and provide $102.9 million in emergency funds, over the next six months, to assist more than 1.5...
U.S. Team Opens against Sweden
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The U.S. women's national team begins defense of its World Cup title against Sweden Sept. 21 at RFK Stadium. FIFA, world soccer's governing body, announced the draw yesterday for the fourth Women's World...
U.S. Troops Waiting for Africans to Deploy
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United Nations' new envoy for Liberia said yesterday he does not expect the Bush administration to make a decision on sending U.S. troops to the war-torn nation until a West African force is deployed....
Vive Les Anglo-Saxons
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES There would appear to be some value to the thousand-year tradition of English liberty. Apparently that tradition imbues its leaders with an instinct to mount the barricades when liberty is threatened. Yesterday, British...
Wal-Mart to Forgo Tracking Chips; Device in Merchandise an Invasion of Privacy, Foes Say
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will not track inventory by selling products tagged with tiny computer chips, a technology that one day could allow retailers to "follow" merchandise from the store shelf into a customer's...
Warner Advisers to Help Graham; Strategists Target More Rural Voters
Byline: Mary Shaffrey, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gov. Mark Warner's political strategists are joining Sen. Bob Graham's presidential campaign in the hope of securing Virginia - and other Southern states - for the Florida Democrat. Warner campaign...
When Water Troubles Spring Up on Homes
Byline: Carisa Chappell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A combination of the last year's drought, deep winter snows and drenching spring rains has left many homeowners knee deep in water trouble. Waterproofing businesses say they are getting...
Whims of Meddlers Violate D.C. Autonomy
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Indulge me, dear readers, while I quote myself today: Some folks have all the nerve. Now I ask you, how would you like somebody to come into your house and impose new rules for how you and...
Whose Credibility Gap? Emotional Accusations Twist the Truth
Byline: Diana West, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So awfully nice to know, as the media and certain Democratic presidential candidates would have us believe, that Saddam Hussein never, ever tried to buy uranium in Africa. The claim to the contrary - specifically,...
Why Lender Put Loan in Limbo
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: We currently have a $600,000 adjustable rate mortgage on a property worth at least $1 million. Since fixed rates are so low, we decided to lock into a rate for 30 years at 5.75 percent....
Wizards Offering Arenas $6 Million
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Wizards moved closer to making Gilbert Arenas their point guard of the future yesterday, offering him a multi-year contract with a salary believed to be between $6million and $7million...