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 16, 2001

`Black Terror' Ship Fools Rebel Forces Protecting Vicksburg
It was February 1863, and Union Rear Adm. David Dixon Porter had a problem. Standing on the deck of his flagship, the USS Benton, Porter looked out at his flotilla of gunboats and ironclads anchored far up the Mississippi River above Vicksburg. ...
Bush to Warn Putin on Arms Spread
WARSAW - President Bush, on the eve of his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, said he is "concerned" about Moscow's weapons proliferation and, according to top aides, will bluntly say that to the Russian president. "I think it's important for Russia...
California's Davis Gets Word: No Poetry in Power Problem
California Gov. Gray Davis, already under fire for spending tax dollars to hire Al Gore's ex-political operatives, is now taking heat for spending public dollars on poetry readings for state workers grappling with the energy crisis. California...
Champ with Dough
In golf, there's Tiger. On the basketball court, it's Shaq. In the world of competitive pizza making, the name that makes opponents tremble is Waheed. Alexandria's Waheed Awsim is the acknowledged king of pizza making: The 30-year-old Domino's...
Come Back to IRELAND
DUBLIN - "Americans are afraid to come to Ireland because they think their hands and feet will fall off," my driver said, sighing and shaking his head with impatience. He knew this was true: He had read it in the newspaper. Frightened of missing...
Dynasty's Children
PHILADELPHIA - It's OK to start talking about dynasties in the NBA: The NBA is on lockdown and the Los Angeles Lakers have the key. Last night on enemy turf at First Union Center, the Los Angeles Lakers won their second consecutive championship...
Education Reform Faces Hill Hurdle
President Bush's education-reform plan is in limbo until Senate and House leaders appoint conferees to reconcile differences with the House over funding, consolidation of federal programs, school choice and a host of other issues. "We expect conferees...
Energy Boss Eyes `Unjust' Prices
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said for the first time yesterday that the administration would support further federal regulatory action to reduce any "unjust and unreasonable" electricity prices in California. Appearing to open the door to some...
Expired Sticker Nets Metro Suspect
The man suspected of fatally shooting a Metro Transit police officer this week tried to pull the slain lawman's gun on a rookie Philadelphia police officer during a traffic stop Wednesday before he was subdued, police said. The suspect's immediate...
Fans to Come Up for Air Tuesday
Jean-Benot Dunckel and Nicolas Godin seem like the last two people who would enjoy taking a Jack Kerouac-style road trip across the United States in a beat-up bus. The experience ended up being a positive one for the French musicians who form the...
Father's Day Shoppers Take Leisurely Approach
Mom may still outrank Dad for gifts, but not at Golfdom in TysonsCorner. "It is one of the biggest weekends of the year for us," said Yong Chang, manager of the golf retailer. "Mother's Day is good, but it is not on the same level." Golf balls...
FBI Promotes Woman to Director of Training
Kathleen McChesney, a 23-year FBI veteran who was mentioned as a possible candidate for appointment as FBI director, was promoted yesterday to assistant director and named to oversee all training programs at the bureau's academy in Quantico, Va. ...
Hamm Finally Goes on Attack for Freedom
A minus-one goal differential has forced Washington Freedom coach Jim Gabarra to take action. He's calling on Mia Hamm, the world's all-time goal-scoring leader, to do what she does best. For the first time this season, Gabarra will start Hamm...
Hard-Rock Quintet to Play at Local Pub
MTV may not seem to be the best avenue for hearing local bands, but listen closely this summer and the D.C.-based CombinationLock may pop up. The hard-rock group has agreed to let its songs appear on the MTV show "Undressed." Those hoping to see...
Here Comes the Bride, in the Dark
Like many brides, Nora Cameron has dreamed of having the perfect wedding day since she was a little girl. Her guests would savor delicious cuisine, an electric guitar would entertain at the reception and she would be surrounded by friends and family...
History's Lessons
Quin Hughes remembers that when she was a child, her great-grandfather would tell her stories about his parents, both vaudeville actors. "I never paid much attention, because as a child you don't think it's important," says the high school senior...
Luttrellstown Castle Treats Guests Royally
Arrive, unpack and relax, except I had nothing to unpack, which made it even easier to feel so comfortable so quickly at Luttrellstown Castle. The castle life has its advantages, especially when the castle is furnished handsomely in the Georgian...
Marsalis, Jazz Orchestra to Kick off Wolf Trap Fest
A musician of Wynton Marsalis' stature plays in some of the world's most impressive concert halls. So when the Pulitzer Prize-winning artist sings the praises of Wolf Trap, it resonates like the syncopating cymbals on a Buddy Rich drum kit. "Wolf...
Masks of Union
The exhibition "In the Presence of Spirits: African Art From the National Museum of Ethnology, Lisbon" comes to Washington with an unmistakable message: Africans made the objects - masks, figures, dolls, stools and chairs, posts and other artifacts...
Maybe Lewis Should Think about Canada
Time is running out for Lennox Lewis. He's not the man he used to be. That's what his trainer, Emanuel Steward, said this week in court in New York while testifying as a witness for Lewis in his lawsuit against heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman....
Museumgoers Set Plot for Interactive `Space'
Movie audiences often come out of theaters complaining of a bad ending or a weak plot. But viewers will have no one to blame but themselves if this happens during the science fiction flick "Vital Space" at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum...
Mystics' Luz Able to Adjust to U.S
Standing in the Washington Mystics' locker room early this month, shirt drenched with sweat after running through her first practice with an American team, Helen Luz noticed something many players wouldn't: a heap of dirty clothes piled high in the...
Navy Chief: Vieques Decision Mine
Navy Secretary Gordon England said yesterday that he, not the White House, proposed abandoning the Vieques training range by 2003 instead of going ahead with a congressionally mandated referendum in Puerto Rico to decide the site's future. Mr....
NOW Chief to Retire after 10 Years
Patricia Ireland, the former Indiana farm girl and airline flight attendant who became a feminist and president of the National Organization for Women, will retire from that post in August after 10 years. Ms. Ireland, 55, is NOW's longest-serving...
Phillies Bombard Roberts, Orioles
PHILADELPHIA - The feel-good story of the year that was Baltimore Orioles rookie pitcher Willis Roberts is fast becoming a nightmare - one that may have manager Mike Hargrove and vice president of baseball operations Syd Thrift thinking long and hard...
`Pretty Strange Group' Shares U.S. Open Lead
TULSA, Okla. - A Tiger-trashing fest has broken out at the 101st U.S. Open. And while a trio of party-crashing strangers has slipped into the midpoint lead at Southern Hills, golf's premier major bridesmaids are gathering to celebrate at the bottom...
Redskins' Gamble on Deion Likely to Pay Off
The Washington Redskins' bet on Deion Sanders paid off yesterday when the Cincinnati Reds designated the slumping outfielder for assignment to the minor leagues. Provided Sanders cannot play his way back to the majors before July 29, he will be...
Samurai Rabbit for Hire: Have Sword, Will Travel
This is the 43rd in an infinite series that profiles the elite of the comic-book industry. This month we fiddle with the frontoparietal operculum of Stan Sakai and ask him to give us a piece of his mind. Stan Sakai shares something with famed...
Six-Day Festival Celebrates Jewish Heritage with Music
The second annual Washington Jewish Musical Festival gets under way Tuesday with a performance by Rebbesoul. Scheduled for six days, the festival offers eclectic musical fare that gives "a powerful sense of Jewish memory and Jewish history," according...
Stark, Compelling, Funny `Memory'
We all have our own ways of dealing with a death in the family. Some people grieve in silence, others cry for days. In "The Memory of Water," three women deal with the loss of their mother by shopping, drinking, playing dress-up and dishing out sarcasm.(spade)...
Stellar Field Inaugurates New Tourney
Ukrainian GM Ruslan Ponomariov and GM Emil Sutovsky of Israel tied for first this week in one of the deepest chess tournaments in history. The 2nd European Chess Championship, a 13-round Swiss event held in the Macedonian resort town of Ohrid, featured...
Teen Campaign to Use Peer Pressure
Teen-agers are the only ones who can influence other teen-agers' decisions, many say, so a coalition is using teen-agers to encourage their peers to make smart choices. "It's very hard to reach and impact this generation," said Bill Bond of the...
The Mag Trade
The last week in May was one dizzying time for women's fashion magazines. On Thursday of that week, Katherine Betts, editor in chief of Harper's Bazaar, wept, staff members say, as she announced to them that, to her great shock, the management of...
The Military Voyage of Ulysses
The Vicksburg Campaign saved the Union from dismemberment at a crucial moment, establishing Ulysses S. Grant's singular military genius in the mind of Union authority. Grant was largely overlooked in the North's early, chaotic search for important...
Three Seek Review of Bonus Decision
Three Prince George's County school administrators involved in a dispute over bonuses yesterday said they would ask the Maryland Board of Education to review the county school board's decision they must repay the money or risk being sued. The school...
Thrift Doesn't Expect Major Changes
PHILADELPHIA - Their record may be identical to last year's, but the Baltimore Orioles apparently will be taking a decidedly different approach to next month's trading deadline. Though the Orioles were 30-34 at this point one year ago, the same...
Tiger Has Good Laugh - at His Own Expense
TULSA, Okla. - The drive for five is barely alive. After a second day of suspect ball-striking at the 101st U.S. Open, Tiger Woods (5-over) finds himself buried in a nine-stroke hole at Southern Hills. "Sometimes you just have to laugh at...
Today's Best Bets
TASTES LIKE CHICKEN If you're heading to the Delmarva Peninsula this weekend, you better like chicken. With one of the world's largest frying pans, the cooks at the Delmarva Chicken Festival will serve roughly 10,000 pieces of chicken over the...
U2 More Intimate with Its Throngs
Appropriately, U2 opened its Thursday-night Elevation Tour show at the MCI Center with "Elevation," from the band's latest album, "All That You Can't Leave Behind." The Irish band has abandoned high-tech gimmickry for a smaller venue and a...
United's Conteh Kick-Starting Offense
D.C. United expected 21-year-old Chris Albright to be its big finisher this season. While Albright has struggled to find the net, Abdul Thompson Conteh has become the team's dependable scorer. Although the talented Albright should have a bright...
U.S. Asked Not to Stand in Europe's Way on Kyoto Treaty
Since it will not lead or follow, the United States should get out of the way of efforts to reduce the greenhouse gases that cause global warming, a senior European environmental official said yesterday. "If the Americans want to block the discussions...
U.S. Men's Team in Position Virtually to Clinch Cup Berth
If things go right for the U.S. men's national team in the next five days, coach Bruce Arena could start making preliminary plans for the 2002 World Cup in South Korea and Japan. Victories in Jamaica today and against Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday...
Western Farmers Burn over Fish Rule
A congressional panel will hear today from thousands of angry Oregon and California residents whose economic survival is threatened by a last-minute Clinton administration regulation that has cut off their water supply to protect two endangered fish...
Woods' Struggles Give Somebody Else a Chance
TULSA, Okla. - Before this U.S. Open began, Tiger Woods' colleagues sounded like a beaten-down bunch. "Battered golfer syndrome" might be the medical term for it. David Duval talked about needing to play "nearly mistake-free" to have any chance...
Writing Songs Eases Performer's Pain of Losing Father as Boy
Father's Day, ironically, puts Alton Rex to thinking of Mother's Day. It was Mother's Day, 1964, when he learned, as an 8-year-old boy, that his father had died only a few months after his return from Vietnam. His father was a 21-year veteran...