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 16, 2000

13% More Sought to Enforce Rights Law
President Clinton yesterday used Martin Luther King's actual birthday to propose a 13 percent spending increase in fiscal 2001 to better enforce civil rights laws and to urge Congress to broaden the federal hate-crimes legislation to include homosexuals,...
Alabama Boating Deaths Down Thanks to Legislation
Credit Alabama's conservation commissioner, Charles Grimsley, with changing the course of boating safety legislation in the state. In 1994, with funds from his own pocket, Grimsley produced a video that Alabama lawmakers watched on Christmas Eve....
Americans Are Happy with Economy
Americans are generally satisfied nowadays. Nonetheless, it's clear from what they tell pollsters that they harbor some irrational fears. They tell researchers for the CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll that they are content with the "state of the nation's...
Another Totally Unforeseen Scenario
TAMPA, Fla. - The ball was lying there on the ground, big as a Florida full moon. All the Redskins had to do was fall on it, and a berth to the NFC title game probably would have been theirs. It hardly seemed possible that anything bad could come...
Big Apple Able to Take Bite out of Virus
Some bioterrorism experts say that New York City's response to the West Nile Virus outbreak this past summer shows it is better prepared for a bioterrorism attack than almost any other city in the United States. "Probably the most advanced planning...
Biological Terrorism: A Threat Overlooked
****EXPERTS WARN THAT U.S. CITIES ARE UNPREPARED TO REACT TO DEADLY TOXIN ATTACKS.**** A single squirt of anthrax spores or smallpox germs from a perfume bottle in a crowded subway has the potential to bring a city to its knees. A couple of...
Blue Knob Gets Geographic Boost
One thing you can be sure of when you visit Blue Knob in Claysburg, Pa. - there will be snow on the mountain. "We hold snow a lot longer then other people because we face north," said Blue Knob's vice president of operations, Jim Gauthier. "And...
Calif. Homosexual Couples Register
LOS ANGELES - Gay and lesbian couples are signing up for health benefits by the hundreds this month as state-recognized domestic partners, taking advantage of a pioneering new California law that gives them a fraction of the rights enjoyed by heterosexual...
`Day of Freedom' as Michele Dorr's Family Says Goodbye
Mourners who had never met Michele Lee Dorr during her short life wept alongside her relatives and the law enforcement officers who spent the last 14 years solving the little girl's murder. The child received proper burial at Fort Lincoln Cemetery...
D.C. United Expected to Play Newcastle United at RFK
D.C. United is planning to play an exhibition game against English Premier League club Newcastle United at RFK Stadium this summer. United coach Thomas Rongen let the news slip in a talk to more than 200 coaches at the National Soccer Coaches...
Defense Helps Key Caps' Resurgence
At the halfway point of last season, the Washington Capitals were well on their way to an early vacation just one season after fighting for the Stanley Cup. They were six games under .500, third in their division and 12th in their conference - and...
Dumping a Magazine like Ending Friendship
Magazines go through all sorts of machinations to attract and keep readers. They offer special deals, sample copies, delayed payments, snappy premiums. They conduct elaborate research to help determine their true audience and adjust content accordingly....
Errant Pass Dooms Terps to 0-3 in ACC
ATLANTA - Winless in the ACC. A couple of weeks ago, Maryland coach Gary Williams angrily insisted that Coastal Carolina was an appropriate tune-up for ACC play. That afternoon, the No. 18 Terps won by 52 points - and haven't won since. Maryland...
German Star Pippig Must Wait before She Can Run for USA
Uta Pippig, the Great American Marathoner? Yes, that is what the three-time Boston Marathon champion wishes for. A product of the old East German sports regime and a goodwill ambassador for Germany with her bobbing hair, infectious smile and...
GOP Hopefuls Spar over Taxes in Iowa Debate
****GEORGE W. BUSH DERIDES JOHN MCCAIN'S PLAN AS TOO TIMID AND HARMFUL TO WORKERS.**** JOHNSTON, Iowa - Republican presidential front-runner George W. Bush yesterday attacked the tax-cut proposal of Sen. John McCain as timid and harmful to working...
Gore Assails Flying of Battle Flag in S.C
Vice President Al Gore says the Confederate flag should be removed from public buildings because it divides Americans. "The citizens of good will everywhere must take a position on it and see that in fact the American flag heals us and the Confederate...
Indians Oppose Justice Challenge
Attorneys for American Indians who won a court judgment over missing trust fund money said a Justice Department challenge in the case should not be allowed. Native American Rights Fund attorneys, who last month won a judgment saying the government...
Maryland Crappies Need Protection
A man who works in a chain store's automotive department not long ago allowed that he and his son had hooked more than 100 crappies in the Mattawoman Creek, a tidal tributary to the Potomac River. He bragged that they kept every one of the fish, grinning...
McCain's Claim on Tax Increases Omits Tobacco Bill
Sen. John McCain, who says he has never voted to increase taxes, is overlooking his $516 billion tobacco bill in 1998 that would have imposed the largest consumer tax in U.S. history. Mr. McCain, a distant second in national polls for the Republican...
Missed Chances Will Cause Tean Angst over the Offseason
TAMPA, Fla. - The Washington Redskins had the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beaten, and they blew it. Not that the Redskins didn't play a great defensive game. It was better than anyone should have expected. The special teams played their best game of...
New NHL Game Has a `Fox Attitude'
So what if Fox lost the national television rights to the NHL? And so what if Fox Sports Net only broadcasts a dozen or so teams regionally? You can relive yesteryear (if yesteryear was the oh-so-long-ago 1990s) with Fox Sports Interactive's NHL...
N.J. School District Investigated over Survey of Drugs, Sex
The Department of Education is investigating whether a Bergen County, N.J., school district violated a federal law when it administered a survey to students on sex, drug use and other sensitive personal issues without the written consent of their parents....
No Milstein Sequel with Sale of Jets
How much can anyone really learn in a year? It's a question educators have struggled with for decades. But comparing the recent sale of the New York Jets to Johnson & Johnson Co. heir Robert Wood Johnson IV and last year's protracted sale...
Pinochet's Case Looms over Presidential Vote
SANTIAGO, Chile - The presidential election today promises to be the most suspenseful since the 1970 contest that brought the ill-fated Marxist government of Salvador Allende to power. Then, as now, the nation is split between candidates of the...
Pivotal Drive Ended in a Snap
TAMPA, Fla. - It looked like the kind of drive that would have made a little boy from Bethesda buy a Washington Redskins belt buckle and maybe dream someday of owning the team he cheered for. Instead, it turned out to be the kind of drive that...
Redskins Buc-Kle Under
TAMPA, Fla. - The Washington Redskins' best season in seven years ended the way it started, with a botched field goal attempt. Fifteen-year veteran Dan Turk rolled the snap back to holder Brad Johnson, preventing Brett Conway from trying a game-winning...
Rookie Quarterback King Gets the Job Done for Bucs
TAMPA, Fla. - Conventional wisdom weighed heavily yesterday on Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie quarterback Shaun King. Of the six rookie QBs to previously start a playoff game since 1970, the only winner was the Los Angeles Rams' Pat Haden in 1976....
Tatarstan Explores Culture, Semi-Independence
KAZAN, Russia - Far from Moscow in a quiet, snowy neighborhood in the ancient capital of Tatarstan, three generations of actors are performing an operetta in a warm, old theater. A young actress stretches her arms out and sings in a language that,...
Texans Jostling to Move Up If Bush Wins
DALLAS - If Gov. George W. Bush is successful in his run for the White House, Lt. Gov. Rick Perry would become governor next January. But who would then would become lieutenant governor - the person who actually wields more power over the legislature...
Top 10
TOP R&B SINGLES 1. Hot Boyz - Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott (feat. NAS, Eve & Q -Tip). The Gold Mind. (Gold); 2. U Know What's Up - Donell Jones. LaFace. (Gold); 3. He Can't Love U - Jagged Edge. So So Def.; 4. Get It On Tonite - Montell...
Tormented, but Confusedly So
It is a pity, if hardly any surprise, that in Germany the traditional word for Gypsy, "Zigeuner," now is widely reckoned pejorative and politically incorrect. The words "Sinti" and "Roma," depending on which Gypsy tribe one belongs to, are in more...
Treatment of Lyme Disease Splits Medical Community
The medical community is divided over the proper testing and treatment for Lyme disease, and many patients with the condition charge that doctors who advocate long-term treatment are being unfairly targeted by the medical establishment. "There...
Two Area Schools Vie for Science Honors
****BLAIR AND JEFFERSON HAVE 13 AND 12 SEMIFINALISTS RESPECTIVELY IN THE NATIONAL CONTEST.**** Twenty-five students from two area high schools are among 300 students vying for the top spots in a nationwide talent search in 13 different fields of...
Two Hoyas Rebound against 'Canes
Georgetown's disappearing duo finally finished with a flourish. With 36 seconds of game-deciding dominance, center Ruben Boumtje Boumtje and shooting guard Anthony Perry buried Miami and the Hoyas' Big East blues, powering Georgetown to a 65-61...
U.S. Gets Friendly Rematch with Iran
PASADENA, Calif. - Coach Bruce Arena doesn't particularly care what opponent his U.S. men's national soccer team faces. What matters is that the team is playing. The Americans open their 2000 campaign today at the Rose Bowl against Iran, which...
UVa's Heinrichs to Coach National Team
The University of Virginia continues to be a training ground for coaches of U.S. national soccer teams. April Heinrichs, the coach in Charlottesville and one of the greatest female soccer players ever, will be named coach of the U.S. women's national...
Virginia Mulls Moment-of-Silence Rule
****A FAIRFAX SENATOR SEES HIS BILL AS AN ANTIDOTE TO VIOLENCE IN THE SCHOOLS.**** RICHMOND - Every Virginia public school student may soon have to observe a minute of silence for prayer, meditation or reflection if a bill submitted to the General...
Weizman under Fire in Money Scandal
JERUSALEM - Israeli President Ezer Weizman, his hand on the controls a little wobbly at age 76 and his political rudder almost shot away, is being guided toward an emergency landing in an unusually supportive political environment. Even political...
When Truth Is Trampled
There was a time when truth was, well, truth. It had clout. People honored truth. The evidence is everywhere, even in popular novels. Consider, for example, Agatha Christie's murder mysteries. When Jane Marple or Hercule Poirot solved a murder...
Wizards Can't Survive Pistons and Turnovers
The Washington Wizards all but promised they would take better care of the basketball last night after their horrible 27-turnover performance Friday in a loss to Detroit. They kept their promise - barely. In dropping their second game in a...
Wonders of Space Come to Your Screen
The recent launch of the $1.3 billion climate satellite Terra, the successful space-shuttle mission to fix the hobbled Hubble telescope and the loss of the Mars Polar Lander have put NASA in the eyes of Internet denizens. Space.com, on the Web...