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 13, 2000

2 Plead Guilty to Alien Smuggling
The last two of four defendants in a massive smuggling ring pleaded guilty this week in U.S. District Court to charges of trying to smuggle more than 200 Chinese nationals into the country last December. Yeh Hsin-Yung and Li Jian Zhou pleaded...
A Welcome Revival for N.Y. Open
After a much-lamented one-year hiatus, organizer Jose Cuchi has roared back with a revived and revitalized edition of his New York Open. At press time comes word that Israeli GM Ilya Smirin took clear first with 7 1/2-1 1/2, defeating Russian GM...
A Young Woman of Quiet Bravery Dies
On the first day of July 1863, war came to Gettysburg, a tiny town in Adams County in southern Pennsylvania only a few miles from the state line with Maryland. Many Gettysburg residents were of German descent and loyal to the Union, but when the...
Back Pain Shelves Cal; Trip to DL Is Possible
BALTIMORE - Once again a man who never conceded anything to his body for 17 seasons is being sidelined for the fourth time in 13 months. Saying the pain in his back was getting progressively worse, Baltimore Orioles third baseman Cal Ripken did...
Biden: Democrats Might Stall Bush Judicial Nominees
Democratic leaders "are in the back alley and they're waiting" for a chance to stall judicial nominees from a Republican president as revenge for what they see as rough treatment of Clinton administration nominees, a senior Democrat said this week....
Bid to Cool Economy May Backfire on Fed
The Federal Reserve's five interest-rate increases since June have not dampened Americans' shopping spree, prompting worries that the central bank may start raising rates so vigorously that it trips the economy into a recession. Most economists...
Big, Bold Images from the Sultan of Still Lifes
Walk into Donald Sultan's show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and enter a world of enormous, brilliantly painted lemons and oranges. That's not all. Gladioluses seem to leap from the walls. A spike acanthus drips down its plaster support. Yellow...
Black Officer Gains Almost Mythic Status in Death
In unprecedented numbers, both slaves and free people of color lined the downtown streets of Union-occupied New Orleans on Wednesday, July 29, 1863. They congregated that day, much to the chagrin of most white New Orleanians, to bid a final farewell...
Bobby Bo Finds a Way to Stay in Big Leagues
PHILADELPHIA - Bobby Bo an Atlanta Brave? "When my agent told me Atlanta had called, I said, `Who called? Don't be kidding with me like that.' " Bobby Bo the Buddha? "I've been taking yoga classes. My wife told me to try it." Bobby...
Bush, Clinton Trade Fire over Gun-Lock Plan
George W. Bush yesterday proposed a nationwide program to distribute free trigger locks, prompting President Clinton to belittle the idea as an attempt by the Texas governor to dissociate himself from the National Rifle Association two days before...
Children `Taunted' in Zoo Shootings
Antoine B. Jones taunted a group of children at the National Zoo minutes before he fired into the departing crowd and wounded seven, a D.C. police detective testified yesterday. Detective Ralph Durant testified that Mr. Jones was carrying a semiautomatic...
Church Loses Tax Case over Anti-Clinton Ads
A federal appeals court yesterday upheld cancellation of a New York church's tax exemption for criticizing presidential candidate Bill Clinton in a 1992 "Christians Beware" ad in The Washington Times and USA Today. Unless the Supreme Court reverses...
Civil Rights Panel Seeks to Plug Leaks to Media
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights yesterday agreed to develop guidelines to stop leaks to the media and to punish those responsible for the premature release of its two most recent reports. The leaks prompted accusations of partisanship at the...
Czechs Take the Stage to Explain Themselves
Czech Embassy Cultural Attache Marcel Sauer believes there is no better way to introduce his country's culture than through theater. The embassy's Theater Festival opens here Wednesday with five comedy performances. "[The country] has been...
Ex-Police Officer Convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs
A federal jury in Greenbelt convicted former D.C. police Officer Andrew James McGill yesterday of conspiracy to distribute drugs, the most serious of the three charges against him. After nearly 10 hours of deliberations, the eight-woman, four-man...
Grads Have Easy Time in Tight Job Market
The daunting task of figuring out "What will I do after graduation?" has become much less stressful for college seniors. This hiring season is one of the best ever, according to employment experts, caused by the tightest labor market in 30 years....
Home of the `Bark Eaters'
Our instructions to find La Motte Inn were directionally challenging: The brochure for the Alberg, N.Y., farmhouse inn called for a right turn, but it should have been left; we spotted the flashing lights, but there was more than one set of them. ...
Howard Looking for Hope in Hoops
The football team has had five consecutive winning seasons and is a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference power. The women's basketball team has averaged 20 wins over the past five seasons and made four trips to the NCAA tournament in that span. Howard...
Hoyas' Attackman Gets Passing Grade
Who says linemen have bad hands? Andy Flick was an all-state defensive tackle during his high school football days in Connecticut. These days he is the quarterback of the Georgetown lacrosse team. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound senior has assumed...
Irish Drama, Poetry, Song in Spotlight at KenCen
"We'll be reelin' and rockin' to the sound," says Philip King, producer of the music portions of the Kennedy Center Irish festival, speaking from Cork about what he has in store for KenCen audiences. "They don't know what's going to hit them,"...
Los Alamos Blaze Spurs Burn-Policy Review
Clinton administration officials in charge of the National Park Service and the Forest Service yesterday announced a 30-day suspension of the prescribed fire policy that lets federal agencies set fires, as an out-of-control blaze burned in New Mexico....
Mayor Warns Council He Will Veto Budget
Mayor Anthony A. Williams has told the D.C. Council he "will veto any budget" that does not commit $100 million of the city's reserve fund to improving the infrastructure and services to residents. In a letter Wednesday to council Chairman Linda...
MLS Aims for Sellout with Cup
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said yesterday he expects at least a near-sellout for MLS Cup 2000 on Oct. 15 at RFK Stadium, despite the league's lagging attendance and D.C. United's continued struggles. Although MLS attendance has...
Night of the `Assassins' Targets Oppression and Family Conflict
The arts have not been kind to Cuba. Although its people generally are good-natured and laid-back, the nation under Fidel Castro often has been depicted in the darkest of terms. Playwright Jose Triana's "Night of the Assassins" is about oppression...
Officials Hail Two Arrests as Blow to Drug Cartel
Mexican government officials say the arrest of two high-ranking members of a major Mexican drug ring has dealt a serious blow to a drug operation that smuggled millions of dollars worth of cocaine and marijuana annually into the United States. ...
Orioles Nearly Helpless against Peerless Pedro
BALTIMORE - Pedro Martinez is the best pitcher in baseball when throwing every five days. Last night the Baltimore Orioles learned the hard way that the super right-hander is even better with an extra day's rest. In one of the better pitching...
Polls Show Bush Gaining Voters Gore Counts On
The earth shook under Vice President Al Gore's campaign this week as a spate of new polls showed him losing significant ground to Texas Gov. George W. Bush among men, women, swing voters and even the Democrats' staunchest supporters, senior citizens....
Raphael's Elegance
Raphael's art sums up the ideals of the Italian High Renaissance more than that of any other artist, even Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Raphael, born Raffaello Santi or Sanzio, lived from 1483 to 1520. When he reached the peak of his artistry...
Redskins Get Stevens for a Year
The Washington Redskins have added much-needed depth to their defensive secondary by agreeing to terms with veteran free safety Matt Stevens, according to team and league sources. The deal is for one year and $490,000 - the NFL minimum for veterans,...
Rogue Uses Mind Power in X-Men Movie Debut
Remember the rules. I have not seen final versions of these comic books, nor do I own stock in any of their parent companies. What follows is a synopsis provided by Diamond Comic Book Distributors, a reason why you should buy the book and a random...
Senior Horses Have Their Day
BALTIMORE - Seven major stakes winners. Five millionaires. Two 1999 Horse of the Year challengers. Today's $750,000 Pimlico Special might be overlooked because it is sandwiched between two Triple Crown races, but the longtime race for older horses...
Simitis Faces Hurdles in Getting Greece `Moving'
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Barely a month after obtaining his second mandate, Greek Prime Minister Costas Simitis is facing hurdles in his ambitious program of economic modernization and improved relations with Turkey. A damning U.S. State Department report...
State Denies FBI Statement of `Reporter' Spy Infiltration
The State Department yesterday said no evidence supports accusations this week by a top FBI official that foreign agents working as news reporters had gained unsupervised access to the department's central headquarters. State Department spokesman...
Struggle to Keep Ackerman Mounts
D.C. officials are scrambling to find ways to keep School Superintendent Arlene C. Ackerman - who is on the short list of candidates to lead San Francisco schools - although they did not offer details yesterday. But the pressure to work something...
Thugs Target Teachers Who Oppose Mugabe
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Thugs who invade schools and beat up teachers while children flee in terror have become the latest shock troops in an effort by supporters of President Robert Mugabe to hang on to power, victims say. At Mapfeni Primary School,...
Today's Best Bets
HARP STRINGS Hailing from diverse areas - from Celtic regions to Paraguay - the harp is an instrument whose sound stretches across many musical genres. The Washington Area Folk Harp Society needs help preserving the art form, and you can contribute...
United Won't Have Etcheverry in Must-Win New England Game
D.C. United will need to find a way to win without midfield maestro Marco Etcheverry. Etcheverry ruled himself out of tonight's must-win game against the New England Revolution tonight at RFK Stadium because of a strained left groin. Etcheverry...
Waxing Images of Heroic Blacks
BALTIMORE - When sculptor Maia Carroll walks through the doors of the Great Blacks in Wax Museum in East Baltimore, she feels right at home. The museum chronicles the history of blacks from Africa to the present day. Ms. Carroll has spent considerable...
Well Received
Shares of stock in the only company to make an initial public offering this week climbed 26 percent yesterday in first-day trading, despite a market viewed as unfavorable to IPOs. Columbia, Md.-based Sequoia Software Corp. sold 4.2 million shares...
Women's League Is Still in Works, but Many Doubt Deal Will Come Off
Major League Soccer and Bethesda-based billionaire John S. Hendricks are trying to make peace rather than fight over the right to run a women's professional soccer league. But a source who sits on the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) board is skeptical...
Youthful Hopes, Dreams for `Rent'
No wonder that "Rent," called "the rock opera of the 1990s," owns multiple Tonys, a Pulitzer Prize and a slew of other awards. Its story is fascinating and the music beautiful. The touring production opened a monthlong run this week at the National...