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 May 25, 2001

13 Big Homes in Ellicott City
Buyers looking for a large homesite and the ability to customize their home should visit Hawksfield Estates in Ellicott City, where Keswick Homes is building 13 French country-style, single-family homes on sites of 3 acres or more. Each home in...
1954 Studebaker Is Design Icon
The story of this Safford Cream 1954 Studebaker Starliner Coupe begins in 1953. That is when young Neal Sheldon noticed that one of the teachers at Swanson Junior High School in Arlington had bought a 1953 Studebaker with its dramatic new styling....
19 Join Class Action vs. Secret Service
Nineteen black Secret Service agents yesterday joined with 38 others in a pending class-action lawsuit accusing the agency of discrimination and of maintaining a "racially hostile work environment." The agents, including some who have left the...
1 in 3 First Unions Fail after a Decade
One in three married couples separated or divorced by their 10th anniversary, according to new federal data gathered in 1995. This was a higher failure rate than in 1973, when one in five first marriages ended by the 10-year mark, said a report...
25 Killed in Israel Building Collapse
JERUSALEM - A three-story wedding hall where hundreds of people were dancing collapsed last night, killing at least 25, officials said. Another 300 were said to be injured in what appeared to be an accident, not a terror attack. Rescuers worked...
Allen Stars, Iverson Flops; Bucks Even Eastern Finals
PHILADELPHIA - Apparently Ray Allen got the message. Following Milwaukee's loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference finals, Bucks coach George Karl attacked everything from his team's heart to the officiating. Most...
Ashcroft Says McVeigh Data Create No Doubt
Attorney General John Ashcroft yesterday said Justice Department attorneys had located and reviewed every missing document in the Oklahoma City bombing investigation and that he saw no reason to delay Timothy McVeigh's scheduled June 11 execution....
As Home Prices Soar, So Do Property Taxes
Lukie Tannenbaum well remembers April 27, the day her letter arrived. "I opened the envelope and just couldn't believe it," says Mrs. Tannenbaum, who with her husband, Ira, has owned a home in the District's Cleveland Park neighborhood since 1978....
Audi's TT Roadster Gives You a Choice: 180 or 225-Horsepower
Audi continues the tradition of the sports car with the TT Roadster in two versions - both are powered by a 1.8-liter dual-overhead-camshaft, 20-valve (five per cylinder - three intake and two exhaust), four-cylinder turbocharged engines. The difference...
Auto Notes
`THUNDER XIV' TO ROLL ON MALL THIS WEEKEND "Rolling Thunder XIV, the Ride for Freedom," will take place Sunday in Washington. The motorcycle run from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is set for noon. Afterward, speeches and music...
Avalanche Filled with Features
Florida, Texas and California are the first markets to get Chevrolet's all-new Avalanche. Lucky them, because this vehicle is so full of unique features that it is a must-see product. The Avalanche defies definition and brings a multitude of combinations...
Bankruptcies at Record High
Bankruptcy filings by consumers and businesses rose 17.5 percent in the first three months of the year as the economy slumped, according to the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. The 366,841 filings were the most ever in the first quarter....
Bentley Returns to Racing Ways
Bentley Motors has racing in its veins. Perhaps we do not think about racing when we see the extremely luxurious cars, but W.O. Bentley started his career by building and racing his own cars. Since the first Le Mans 24-hour race in 1923, Bentley...
Birdies Sing for Co-Leader Appleby
Stuart Appleby stands out on the Kemper Open's first-round leader board like a mastiff among mutts. The 1998 Kemper champion posted an opening 65 at TPC at Avenel yesterday, earning a share of the tournament lead at 6-under with Chris DiMarco and...
Black Tank Requires Extra Attention
The waste-holding tanks are vital parts of an RV's self-containment system, yet they're not exactly a subject people enjoy discussing. Nevertheless, there are a few interesting points about waste-system operation and maintenance that RV owners might...
Bush Says He'll `Get Things Done' despite Takeover by Democrats
CLEVELAND - President Bush yesterday asserted he "was elected to get things done on behalf of the American people" and will not be derailed by a Senate controlled by Democrats. Having run a campaign pledging bipartisanship and an end to the bitter...
Camaro Deserves Better Sales
It's an enduring puzzle for anyone who values traditional American iron: Why is the Chevrolet Camaro fading into obscurity - and perhaps extinction - while the Ford Mustang remains perennially popular? The two so-called "pony cars," by the leading...
Cash-Flow Woes Hit Couple
Q: My fiancee and I purchased a new home in December 1999 for $245,000. We have an adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) at 6.25 percent amortized over 40 years in the amount of $232,000. The rate is fixed for the first five years. I believe our home is...
China Claim on Plane Sparks Denial by U.S
China announced yesterday that the Bush administration had given up hope of flying out the downed EP-3E reconnaissance plane and will take it out in pieces - a claim that baffled Washington and brought a denial. This latest flap over how to reclaim...
`Circle' of Despair in Tehran
The haunting Iranian import "The Circle," exclusively at the Cineplex Odeon Dupont Circle, is designed to come full circle in thematic and pictorial respects. Confinement, abandonment and incarceration are recurrent sinister motifs. The first sequence...
Crash Deaths Drop for Third Year
Driving is ubiquitous these days. So are our concerns about safety. So how are we Americans doing when it comes to highway safety? Not bad, apparently. According to the National Safety Council's "Injury Facts, 2000 Edition," auto fatalities were...
Crash Ends Promising Career in Medicine
Stacey Edmonds had recently been accepted to Howard University's medical school and was so focused on saving for her education that she lived at home and rarely splurged on dining out or catching a movie. In fact, the 25-year-old Alexandria woman...
Crenshaws Are Enjoying White House Accommodations
Ben Crenshaw has secured the best accommodations at the 34th Kemper Open. The gracious 49-year-old Texan and his wife, Julie, are staying at the White House this week. Thanks to their mutual Lone Star roots, President Bush and the first lady are...
Custom-Designed Home Has Southern Charm
When McLean neighbors heard that the home at 6444 Old Chesterbrook Road was being put on the market, they begged Long & Foster Realtor Diane Bellaschi to hold the home open for viewing. Since the custom-designed home was built in 1993, local...
Daughter's Crusade Wins Honor for Firefighter
John Tyrone "Big John" Williams would have been 53 yesterday and nearing retirement from the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department. Instead, the station where he worked was named in honor of the firefighter, father and Vietnam veteran...
DeMarco Gets Harder to Overlook
At the Masters last month, Chris DiMarco was the first-round leader with a 65. And I - and a lot of other media types - didn't pay much attention. In the second round, DiMarco tacked on a 69 to increase his lead to two. And I - and a lot of other...
Dilfer Not in Plans for Redskins at QB
The Washington Redskins won't pursue former Baltimore Ravens quarterback Trent Dilfer when veteran free agency begins June 1. Coach Marty Schottenheimer said yesterday it wasn't his "intention" to contact Dilfer. Instead, Washington signed former...
Embassy Row
CIVILIZED `COUP' One diplomat saw the upset in the Senate yesterday as a political coup, but a "civilized" one. Others worried about the effect the shift in power will have on diplomatic appointments and the contacts they had developed. ...
Fairfax Schools Debate Ban on Harassing Homosexuals
The Fairfax County School Board was expected to vote last night on a proposal that would add sexual orientation to race, religion and creed in the student handbook as characteristics protected from harassment. The proposed modification has sparked...
Field of Greens
Washington at Work is a regular feature that focuses on the people behind area businesses and government. Willie Leak has a bigger lawn than you do. And every other day, weather permitting, he has to get out the riding lawn mower, climb on...
Fueled for Getaways
Record-high gasoline prices are not deterring Washington residents from their annual Memorial Day getaway to the beach, mountains or the islands. "Both in the Washington area and nationwide, economic uncertainty and high gas prices aren't going...
Full Riding Leathers First Must Protect
Is it possible to put together a head-to-toe leather riding suit that is both racetrack-safe and yet comfortable, stylish and functional? The answer, from Vanson Leathers for under $1,000, is yes. For years, leathers have been limited in their...
Garden Party Evokes Bygone Age
Where else but to Tudor Place's garden party would so many Georgetowners be heading in their best spring finery on a marvellous Wednesday evening in May? For those in the know, of course, the historic house museum's annual outdoor fete is one of...
GM Seeks Minorities Sales Boost
Media reports say that General Motors is setting up a team to aggressively promote its products to female, black, Hispanic and Asian vehicle buyers in the United States, noting that these are the markets where GM products are most "underrepresented."...
GOP Senators Say Jeffords' Defection Teaches Lesson
Senate Republicans yesterday said Sen. James M . Jeffords' desertion of the Republican Party has taught them a lesson about compromising too much. The Vermont senator's personal declaration of independence, Senate Republicans said, will enable...
Helping Africa Fulfill Its Promise
One year ago this month Congress passed with critical bipartisan support the African Growth and Opportunity Act, or AGOA for short. The intent of AGOA is to stimulate trade and investment in the sub-Saharan Africa. This new policy would benefit Americans...
Henry Puts His Buy.com Tour Experience to Use, Shares Lead
Playing at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, J.J. Henry was one of college golf's two best players in 1998. So the PGA Tour rookie figured he had a fair shot at a spot in last week's Colonial, a prestigious invitation-only event in Dallas....
Inside Politics
BAD DAY FOR CONTRARIANS Vermont Sen. James M. Jeffords' defection to the Democrats (he's an "independent" in name only) "gives a kick in the pole to the two-big-tents party system," New York Times columnist William Safire writes. "I'm for...
Inside the Beltway
PARDON ME At the same time the Washington press corps was scurrying about the U.S. Capitol to learn more about the Republican defection of Sen. James M. Jeffords of Vermont, former President Gerald R. Ford was visiting the historic Old Senate...
Inside the Ring
RUMSFELD'S BUSY MONTH Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has spent an especially busy couple of weeks. Known for working 61/2-day weeks, the former corporate dynamo marked his fifth month on the job by pressing the White House for big increases...
Is That an Earthquake or Just Sen. Jeffords?
Byline: Jennifer Harper Judging from media accounts, Sen. James M. Jeffords must have been mighty explosive yesterday. The newly independent Vermont lawmaker's jaunty announcement that he had abandoned the Republican Party was billed as either...
Jaguar to Offer 5 Models in U.S
For the past 20 to 25 years, Jaguar has sold just two models in North America, and sales have been relatively modest. In 1999, the scintillating S-Type was introduced, and sales leapt dramatically forward; more than 90,000 Jaguars were sold worldwide...
Jeffords as Maverick Not a New Development
Sen. James M. Jeffords was a maverick among Republicans, but he was also comfortable being a Republican - until this year. His announcement yesterday in Vermont that he would leave the party to become an independent and support Democratic control...
Jeffords Bolts GOP; Party Loses Senate
Sen. James M. Jeffords of Vermont announced yesterday he is quitting the Republican Party over differences with President Bush, single-handedly giving control of the Senate to Democrats and highlighting tensions within the GOP. "It is only natural...
Killing Suspect's Behavior Drew Suspicion
A Clarksburg woman testified yesterday about turning in her friend and employee, Robert "Bobby" Paul Lucas, who is on trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court on charges of robbing and murdering a Germantown priest. "He was the last person I would...
Liberalism at Yale University
One of the idiosyncrasies of Yale is that, what with all the parading about, reception-lining and speechifying, it takes about a week and a half to graduate. That was a good thing this year because it meant that both Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and...
Liberals in Senate Thrilled by Change
Left-wing Democratic activists were jubilant yesterday over the prospect of their party taking control of the Senate and breathing new life into their long-dormant liberal agenda. "I'm ecstatic. I'm truly ecstatic. The liberals are now in charge,"...
Lineup of Indy Drivers Offers Potentiallly Best Race since 1960s
Summer is upon us when the smell of new-mown hay is heavy in the air and the cars are flocking again back to Indiana for that Memorial Day classic known as "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing." This year's Indianapolis 500 could be one of the best...
Loria Gains Almost Total Control of Expos
Montreal Expos majority owner Jeffrey Loria increased his interest in the struggling team from 24 percent to 92 percent, a move that gives him far greater freedom to seek relocation. None of Loria's Quebec-based partners responded to a February...
Makers Vie for Hearts, Minds of Public on Environmental Matters
The environmental buzz in the automobile industry has reached fever pitch these days. Apparently, automakers suddenly see touting their environmental initiatives as being a competitive edge with consumers. It also is a way to look better to government...
Mbeki `Seized' with AIDS Problem
PRETORIA, South Africa - Secretary of State Colin L. Powell arrived in the heart of the worldwide AIDS epidemic yesterday, where one person in five is infected and millions will die without prompt delivery of lifesaving drugs. Mr. Powell said...
Mercury Mountaineer Combines Beauty with Brawn, Reliability
Handsome. That's the best word to describe Mercury's new Mountaineer sport utility vehicle. I've never considered any SUV as beautiful - they aren't designed to be stylish. The designers stress ruggedness, go-anywhere attitude and reliability....
Missing Woman's Mother Speaks Out
News reports that Chandra Ann Levy might have staged her own disappearance are misleading and present the wrong picture of the missing graduate student, an upset Susan Levy said yesterday. "My daughter was a responsible individual of sound mental...
More and More Diversity Is the Name of the NCAA's Game
I am Cedric W. Dempsey, president of the NCAA, and this memorandum concerns the nominating process behind the 11th annual Woman of the Year Award, sponsored by Rawlings. I am urging your institution to submit two nominees, one of whom must be...
Newcomer Blake Ignites Avalanche
DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche had been on a mission to find the right player to get them back to the Stanley Cup finals. In 1999, they thought it was right wing Theo Fleury. Last year they thought it was defenseman Ray Bourque. Both seasons,...
No Making Nice with the Senate Assassins
John McCain has the best advice for George W. and the Republicans: "It's well past time for the Republicans to grow up." And so it is, but not in the way that John McCain, the most gleeful senator in town over Jim Jeffords' sex-change surgery,...
Now the Memorials Are in Neighborhoods
Byline: Lisa Rauschart "A lot of people ask why we're not on the Mall," says Frank Smith, director of the new African American Civil War Memorial and Museum in the Shaw neighborhood of Northwest. "But actually, we like having things right in our...
Olson Confirmed as Solicitor General
Senate Republicans yesterday pushed through the confirmation of Theodore B. Olson as solicitor general, in anticipation of gridlock over conservative judge nominees when Democrats take control of committees. The Senate voted 51-47 to confirm Mr....
Opening the Door to Foreign-Born Buyers
When historians write about the 1990s, they might call it "the decade of immigration." Government analysts and writers have begun deciphering the 2000 census and are finding that this great country we call the melting pot is getting more and more...
O's Sweep Annoyed Angels
BALTIMORE - To say the Anaheim Angels left town late last night in somewhat of a foul mood would be understating the situation. To say the Baltimore Orioles were sorry to see their American League counterparts head out also would be stating the obvious....
Outdoors;gene Mueller's Weekend Fishing Report
There's no sure way of knowing whether ugly weather will again visit us over the weekend, but with a little luck some of the mountain rivers might clear and slow down enough to permit some fishing. As of now, however, it doesn't look good. "Our part...
Panel Probe Urged on French Sect List
The U.S. chairman of the Helsinki Commission, which monitors human rights in Europe, yesterday said France's anti-sect legislation will have a negative influence on the continent and Asia and should be investigated. "I hope the commission will...
PG Hopes Arts Plan Revitalizes Corridor
A Minneapolis developer is planning a theater and 140 art studios in upper Prince George's County, a $51 million project that proponents hope will give the area a funky feel and make it more attractive to businesses. Artspace Projects Inc. wants...
Philippines May Extradite Fugitive
Philippines officials have asked a court to go ahead with the extradition to the United States of a Miami businessman facing U.S. charges that he illegally contributed thousands of dollars to President Clinton's 1996 re-election campaign. Philippines...
Plenty to Enjoy at This Station
At Potomac Station, residents can find seven golf courses nearby and can enjoy a swimming pool, tennis courts, a basketball court and a location near the Potomac River and Goose Creek. Engle Homes is building both single-family homes and town houses...
Potomac's Allure Can Be Deadly, Officials Warn
Respect the power of the river is the message Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan said he wants the Washington metropolitan community to hear. "We want everyone to be aware of the danger of the currents and swift water," Mr. Duncan,...
Powell Sees Instability of Gadhafi
PRETORIA, South Africa - Libya remains a source of instability in West Africa, where 10 years of civil wars have killed or driven from their homes hundreds of thousands of people, a senior U.S. official said yesterday. Secretary of State Colin...
Red-Light Cameras Boost Revenues
Few traffic safety experts agree on how long a yellow light should stay yellow. But one thing is for certain - local governments are cashing in with red-light enforcement cameras that snap away when drivers get caught by a quick light. "One of...
Resales Cool a Bit in April
After a record-breaking first quarter, existing-home sales in the Washington area cooled slightly in April. I hesitate to even use the word "cool," because April was an extremely active month. It just happened to be a little slower than March....
Rights Groups Shuffled in U.N. Body
NEW YORK - Human rights watchdog Freedom House will have to wait at least six months to renew its accreditation to the United Nations after last-minute questions by the Cuban delegation delayed a vote expected yesterday. However, a conservative...
Script Sinks Flag-Waving `Pearl Harbor'
How much benefit of the doubt is owed a producer-director team behind mercenary and stupefying action spectacles when the duo attempt a thematic upgrade to historical re-enactment with epic and patriotic pretensions? Not much, to judge by "Pearl...
`Sense of Awe' Inspires Epic
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - Ben Affleck never will forget the moment he stood over the watery grave of the battleship USS Arizona for the first time last spring and saw fuel oil still seeping from the sunken vessel buried 40 feet below. "It hit me hard...
`Shrubman' Freed after 97-Day Brush with Law
The "Shrubman" still isn't happy, but at least he's a free man. John Thoburn, the self-proclaimed "political prisoner" and golf-range owner who waged a well-publicized war against Fairfax County over property rights, emerged from jail yesterday...
Slow Negotiations on Tax Cuts Could Spoil Congress' Recess
House and Senate negotiators made little progress yesterday in their efforts to settle on a final version of a $1.35 trillion tax-cut plan. "Slowly," Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley said yesterday when asked how talks were...
`Sopranos' Star Makes His Voice Heard in D.C
Even by the standards of "The Sopranos," Joe Pantoliano's Ralph Cifaretto is one ornery gangster. The affable New Jersey-born actor wasn't exactly in character Wednesday night, though, at a "Sopranos" theme party at the Prive club atop Cities restaurant...
`Startup.com' Documents Ups, Downs of Internet
Hollywood lags in using the rise and fall of Internet service companies as a subject for clever and knowing comic exploitation. Perhaps the annual quota of moronic sex comedies precludes a useful adjustment in screenwriting priorities. As a result,...
Stripping Teens of Their Rights Is beyond Outrageous
Few things leave me speechless after a lengthy journalism career, but every now and again something so absolutely outrageous and horrifying occurs that I cannot scrape the bottom of the barrel for the words to adequately describe its contemptibility....
Subway Cars' Glitches Delay Introduction
Metro's new subway cars will not be in service for at least another month because of problems with the cars' braking system and with their doors not shutting properly, transit officials said yesterday. "It's a reliability issue," said Lem Proctor,...
Tax Rebate to Jump-Start Economy
The $1.35 trillion tax cut is expected to have a powerful effect on the economy, helping to inoculate it from recession and substantially spur growth by the end of the year. A planned tax rebate of $50 billion to $100 billion is due to be disbursed...
Thou Shalt Not Move This Display
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - During his term as mayor of this rural western Colorado city, Gene Kinsey thought his role was clear. "What I said is that I'm the chief pothole fixer, not the spiritual leader," Mr. Kinsey says. But it was his stand on...
Tracker Makes Off-Road Sense
In some ways, Chevy's Tracker is like a pair of brown shoes at a black-tie dinner. Among more sophisticated competitors such as Toyota's RAV4 and Honda's CR-V, Tracker is a bit rough around the edges. On the other hand, for more serious off-road...
Upscale Mercury Spacious, Powerful
The American V-8-powered rear-wheel-drive sedan lives on only at Ford. Although committed to getting back into that business, General Motors gave up on it several years ago, and Chrysler has been out of the V-8 rear-wheel-drive sedan business for more...
Vietnam Leader Faces a Rocky Road
HANOI - Nong Duc Manh, Vietnam's new Communist Party chief, faces the same double-barreled challenge that defeated his predecessor: pushing through difficult economic reforms while shoring up a declining party whose corrupt cadres so far have resisted...
Wolf Urges End to Study of Bridge
U.S. Rep. Frank R. Wolf yesterday asked the Federal Highway Administration to cancel a study he sponsored looking at placing a Potomac River crossing north of the American Legion Bridge, citing concerns about the impact on the neighborhood and the...
X-Type Targets Younger Buyers
Jaguar's objective for its new, small car was simple: it should be a driver's car, a real Jag and not a souped-up Ford. Attractive for new, younger customers, who are practical and demanding. My first test drive in France had to prove that the X-Type...