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 15, 2001

Activities Here Shaping Up to Hail NBA Pioneer Lloyd
Of all the events scheduled during NBA All-Star Week here early next month, none is shaping up more nicely than a homecoming clinic and luncheon honoring Alexandria native Earl Lloyd. Lloyd became the league's first black player - by one day -...
After the Body Has Freedom, a Human Soul Must Be Free
Excerpts from a talk given yesterday by Imam W. Deen Mohammed at the Martin Luther King Jr. interfaith service at the Washington Hebrew Congregation in the District. I am here today out of great respect for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life...
Ball Recalls Imperial Russia
It was another celebration of Russian New Year's Eve in the Mayflower Hotel's Grand Ballroom Friday night, where 300 Russians, Russian-Americans and special friends raised their glasses (repeatedly), danced (enthusiastically), dined and then drank...
`Ban Thongs' among Tips for Laura Bush
Cackling has already erupted in the feminine press over Laura Bush. Though Mrs. Bush landed some reasonably intelligent coverage during the presidential campaign, the tittering has begun among those who mix sex hints and home decorating on the...
Book Decodes Cryptic Mind-Set of a Computer Hacker
Computer crime gets a lot of publicity these days, much of it in wildly inaccurate productions from Hollywood. Determining how much damage is done, or how much of value is stolen, isn't easy: Companies tend to minimize the damage they have suffered,...
Capital One Becomes Major Financial Player
Capital One Financial Corp. has worked its way up, becoming one of the top 10 financial lending institutions in the nation. The success of the Falls Church-based credit-card issuer reflects in its stock price. Even a customer lawsuit filed against...
Change of Command Brings Plethora of New Bureaucrats
The leaders of the nation's bureaucracy will lose their jobs in less than one week. At noon Saturday, when George W. Bush becomes president, their power and positions will be gone in a wink. The resignations of the highest-paid, most influential...
Collins' Performance Might Soon Become New York Legend
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Phil Simms is a legend in these parts, dominating talk of New York Giants football seven years after his retirement. And why not? Simms was the star quarterback of two Super Bowl champions. He still lives in nearby Franklin...
D.C. Residents Celebrate King without Fanfare
No citywide parades or fancy parties this year. The District will mark the day honoring the birth of Martin Luther King, the apostle of peace and justice whose murder in 1968 set off an orgy of fire and violence, mostly in private and in a few...
Democrats Call Ashcroft `Divisive'
Senate Democrats yesterday hammered attorney general nominee John Ashcroft, calling his conservative views "divisive," even "extremist." Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat and ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told NBC's...
Embassy Row
OAS BACK TO PERU Cesar Gaviria is heading back to Peru to try to help that troubled nation rebuild its fragile democracy. The secretary-general of the Organization of American States has traveled to Peru several times since a political crisis...
Executive Visions NASDAQ as a Global Exchange
John Hilley's vision of a world where the stock exchange never closes and where a trade is only a mouse click away seems more possible now in the age of the Internet. But what is possible is seldom easy, a lesson Mr. Hilley has learned as he has tried...
Fashionably Mature
It's finally so: We've got a first lady who's willing to dress to risk making a fashion statement. No tacky headbands, silly brimmed hats or repetitive black pantsuits. We're talking curves over cleavage, red rather than blue, and Dallas over New...
For Some, Inauguration Is Big Business
The "master vendor" for the 54th Presidential Inauguration is probably issuing more license plates these days than the D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles. In the last three weeks, Brian J. Harlin estimates he has sold between 1,000 and 2,000 official...
Fuel Glut Gives Russia Leverage
Russia under President Vladimir Putin is using its gas and oil monopoly to squeeze political concessions out of reticent neighbors, sending shivers as far as Western Europe, where nations rely on Russia for almost half their supply of fuel. Mr....
Gilmore Chooses Ashcroft Ally for Key Republican Party Post to Bush Loyalis
Jack Oliver, a conservative with close ties to Attorney General nominee John Ashcroft and President-elect George W. Bush, is expected to be named to a senior Republican Party post by incoming Republican National Committee Chairman James S. Gilmore...
Glamour Gives Boot to Low-Key Gowns
First lady-to-be Laura Bush will be in red on inaugural ball night, as most of the world now knows. Barbara Bush, mother of President-elect George W. Bush, will be in her favorite blue color, says New York couturier Arnold Scaasi, who also reports...
Hoyas Continue to Rise above Expectations
Welcome to the doorstep of dominance. No. 12 Georgetown spent the first half of the season sailing along as college basketball's most surprising sleeper. But tonight against No. 15 Seton Hall at Continental Airlines Arena the undefeated Hoyas...
Inside Politics
GOOD LUCK, THIEF George Stephanopoulos, the former Clinton aide turned news commentator for ABC, says the president plans a farewell address, and that President Clinton probably will not question his successor's legitimacy. Mr. Clinton, in...
Inside the Beltway
FOUR-YEAR KNOT Every four years, the 500 or so guests of Washington's Four Seasons Hotel - as well as other visitors to the city - are all going to the same party. Yes, Inaugural Week is finally upon us, and the Four Seasons' Tricia Messerschmitt...
Keeping Up with the Times
There is a new face on one of the District's oldest shopping areas - a 15-foot-tall Howard Post street clock in front of Bensons Jewelers at 1319 F St. NW. The hunter-green-and-gold clock, erected Dec. 30, straddles two eras: Its elevated visage...
Less TV Means Lowered Aggression
Rationing TV, videotapes and video games can decrease children's aggressiveness, says a study released in today's issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. More than 1,000 studies have already shown that when children watch violent...
Linux, Apple's Mac Offer Freedom from Windows
In recent months, it's been popular in some computing circles to discuss the concept of living and working without paying "The Microsoft Tax," as critics call it. Instead of getting one's computer operating system and/or applications from Bill Gates...
Missouri Loves Company of Native Son Ashcroft
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - As embroiled Attorney General nominee John Ashcroft prepares to be scrutinized by the Senate next week, the 58-year-old former senator is being vigorously defended by blacks who were members of his Cabinet when he was Missouri...
OSHA's Vague New World
One of the biggest concerns about the federal job safety regulations that take effect this week is the great unknown they represent - not to mention the fact business groups say they will be the costliest in history for employers. The Occupational...
Peace in the Middle East?
When the dream of a Jewish homeland actually became real in 1948, my family rejoiced. Years before, as a child, I had been sent up the street carrying a blue-and-white tin box, to collect coins to plant trees in Palestine for the state to come. When...
Ravens, Giants Are Super
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The New York Giants expected a smackdown defensive effort. Instead, the offense delivered the early knockout. New York won the NFC Championship 41-0 yesterday before a record crowd of 79,310 at Giants Stadium. Minnesota...
Ravens, Giants Are Super
OAKLAND, Calif. - Move over Johnny U., Brooksie and Cal, you're so 20th Century. Ray, Shannon and Art are the Baltimore heroes of the new millennium. Baltimore has waited 30 years for a return to football glory and yesterday the city moved one...
Region's Businesses `Reap' Blacks in Real Estate
Twenty D.C.-area companies have joined forces to help blacks get involved in the commercial real estate industry. Giant Food is spearheading Project Real Estate Apprentice Program, which trains blacks for careers in real estate. The other businesses...
Report Says Funds Wasted, Special Education Inadequate
The District's troubled services for special-education students are wasting millions of dollars now paid to private schools, and its school system must take over the job of teaching these students itself, a preliminary D.C. Council committee report...
Safe-Haven Legislation Sought to Avert Tragedy
Mothers and fathers bringing their unwanted newborn babies to a "safe haven" such as a hospital would be immune from prosecution in Virginia and Maryland if bills introduced during this year's legislative sessions are approved. "It would address...
`Slapped in Face,' Oakland Smothered by Baltimore
OAKLAND, Calif. - Glad-A-Raider, the Violator and the rest of the Hell's Angels wannabes who root for the Oakland Raiders came to Network Associates Coliseum yesterday prepared to party into the night after their beloved Silver and Black dispatched...
Slower Economy May Bring Tax Cuts
In the midst of the Bush Cabinet battles, the really big story here is the fast-growing support in Congress for pro-growth tax cuts early this year to halt the looming economic downturn. A month ago, the chances of broad-based income tax rate cuts...
Study Finds Advertising's Big Role in Area Economy
Advertising generates $39 billion in revenues in the Washington area and creates nearly 359,000 jobs, according to a new study by the WEFA Group. In the District alone, advertising expenditures account for about 14 percent - or $7.3 billion - of...
Survey Finds Poultry Plants Flout Wage Rules
The Labor Department reported last week that its survey of poultry plants nationwide - including one in Maryland and one in Virginia - found widespread violations of workers' rights. Typical violations included not paying overtime and refusing...
Terps Beat Seminoles despite Ugly Outing
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Maybe it was a good thing that the Maryland-Florida State basketball game was televised opposite the NFC Championship game. That gave the clicker-happy sports fans at home an opportunity to switch to football. Those in attendance...
TE Sharpe Remains in Playoff Groove with 96-Yard TD
OAKLAND, Calif. - Baltimore Ravens tight end Shannon Sharpe is on a postseason roll. Sharpe has won 10 straight playoff games - seven with the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos in 1997 and 1998 and three with the Ravens. Three is the operative...
The U.N. Report
ANNAN WANTS TO STAY ON It must be said aloud: Kofi Annan has clearly decided to extend his tenure as U.N. secretary-general beyond Dec. 31, when his five-year term expires. Mr. Annan has persistently refused to answer reporters' questions...
They're Pretenders No More
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Baltimore Ravens didn't just win the AFC championship yesterday, they out-Raidered the Raiders. They sent Rich Gannon, Oakland's Pro Bowl quarterback, to the sideline with a shoulder injury. They shut down the league's No....
U.S. Backs Gun Rights at U.N. Summit
NEW YORK - U.S. officials attending a U.N. meeting on the spread of illicit small arms have pledged to protect legitimate gun owners from international disarmament efforts. Specialists from scores of nations are meeting here to develop a non-binding...
West Coast Lawyer Back in Energy Niche in D.C
Energy and utilities issues have become more prominent these past few months, causing law firms to expand their teams focusing on those areas. McGuide Woods LLP, for example, hired Tracy Alana Deere as energy and utilities associate. "We have...
Wizards Look to Find Cure for Slow Starts, 6-Game Skid
Earlier this season the Washington Wizards found themselves in games at halftime, then found themselves going belly-up in the second half on the way to a loss. All too often in the third or fourth quarters, the Wizards would suffer a rash of turnovers...