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 April 16, 2001

A Texas-Sized Easter
CRAWFORD, Texas - Three generations of the Bush family celebrated Easter yesterday at an outdoor sunrise church service, joining in a prayer of thanks for the release of 24 Navy crew members held hostage in China for 11 days. President Bush bowed...
`Battle of the Sexes' Was Sham but Somehow Made Difference
It wasn't a real sports event, only a made-for-TV gimmick designed to sell soap and razor blades. It shouldn't have mattered a bit or a whit. Yet to many, it did. The "Battle of the Sexes," Billie Jean King vs. Bobby Riggs on a tennis court in...
Bush Delays Funding for New FDA Headquarters
President Bush's proposed federal budget delays funding for the next phase of the new Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring. The decision presents the project with another hurdle. In February, environmentalists filed...
Capitals Better off This Year Than Last
A year ago at this time the Washington Capitals were trying to find a way to stop the Pittsburgh Penguins from scoring and occasionally score a goal themselves. There is progress to report. Half the battle is in the process of being solved - maybe....
Chang Brings Expertise on Immigration to Firm
Irene S. Chang joined the Tyson's Corner office of Williams, Mullen, Clark & Dobbins Feb. 1 as a partner in the law firm's immigration section. Ms. Chang, 37, represents businesses and individuals in securing immigrant and nonimmigrant visas,...
Columbine Killer's Activities Investigated Year before Attack
LITTLETON, Colo. - The second anniversary of the deadly Columbine High School shooting finds the community stunned by disclosures suggesting that local authorities knew more than previously revealed about one of the teen-age gunmen - maybe even enough...
Computer-Based Device Makes TV Recording Easier
What do "The Sopranos," the highly favored HBO drama, and the Linux operating system have in common? Not much, unless one brings the two together in a personal video recorder. Some explanation, first, however: HBO's series, featured on the...
Conservatives Happy with Performance of `Bush Two'
George W. Bush's 10-week-old presidency is already easing conservative fears that he would repeat the disappointments that marked his father's term. Pleased that "Bush Two" does not look to be "Bush Too," skeptics on the right say the younger...
Crew Warned about Trial, Pressed for an Apology
The freed crew members of the U.S. EP-3E reconnaissance plane said yesterday they were warned of a "trial" and were read possible "charges" against them by Chinese officials while being held in China. In interviews on various morning network news...
Disabled Doctor Lauds Push for Equity in Retirement Pay
DEAR SGT. SHAFT: I sent the following letter to those members of Congress supporting the Retired Pay Restoration Act of 2001: A recent copy of "Sgt. Shaft" in The Washington Times was forwarded to me concerning the problem of concurrent receipt...
Dreaded Deadline for Tardy Taxpayers
We are a nation of procrastinators, and tax time bears that out. More than 40 percent of us wait until the last week before filing taxes, even though about 75 percent of us expect a refund, according to the National Taxpayers Union. Pete Sepp,...
Educated Protesters Plan Next `Seattle'
Young people like Michael Goegheghan scare the living daylights out of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Mr. Goegheghan, who will hit the streets this week during a meeting of North and South American leaders in Quebec, is not stockpiling bricks...
Embassy Row
VILNIUS NINE Ambassadors representing nine European countries seeking NATO membership have found allies in a core of influential senators who are urging President Bush to support the expansion of the Western alliance at a summit next year. ...
Engineers Want Students to See Them in a New Light
The National Society of Professional Engineers is trying to get more students interested in engineering as a career. As a result of increased demand for engineers and fewer students getting engineering degrees, the 60,000-member professional organization...
Food Union Gets Partial Victory in Lawsuit over Legal Expenses
The D.C. Court of Appeals gave a partial victory to the United Food & Commercial Workers International Union last week following a lawsuit by Food Lion grocery stores. The issue was whether the union's insurance company was required to cover...
For HBO, Garden, King, So Far Everything's According to Plan
NEW YORK - The first part of Don King's middleweight unification tournament worked according to plan Saturday night. The fighter all the suits and money men wanted to win, Bernard Hopkins, won, and they didn't even have to fix the fight. Washington's...
Game of Diplomacy
Love, as in "love is never having to say you're sorry," is one sappy cliche. It's harmless enough as a staple of the language of puppy love, but big-dog love can require an apology to a loved one when you're wrong - and often when you're right. You...
Guests Take to Dutch Tulips
To some, tulips are fun and fragrant. To the Dutch, they are serious business, said Dutch Ambassador Joris Vos, while hosting a tulip reception last Thursday evening at his Embassy Row residence. "Tulips, and other fresh cut flowers, are very...
High School Curriculum Debate: IB or Not IB?
Parents of students at South Lakes High School in Fairfax County have clashed over which advanced-curriculum programs the school should offer - a decision they say could determine which colleges accept their children. Parents who object to the...
Home Runs Do in O's against Rays
BALTIMORE - At long last, the Baltimore Orioles have located the long ball - the only glitch is they haven't found a way to keep opponents from reaching the cheap seats. Tampa Bay's John Flaherty hit a home run off Sidney Ponson in the seventh...
Inside Politics
BARBRA'S BIG IDEA Barbra Streisand, the self-styled ideology czar of the Democratic Party, wants rich liberals to join her in purchasing a cable TV network that would become a Republican-free zone, Gloria Borger writes in U.S. News & World...
Inside the Beltway
BURIED BUREAUCRATS Today is the curtain for filing federal income taxes, and the average taxpayer this year spent 27 hours preparing the 1040 form and its common schedules. Tax forms filed by Americans actually account for 82 percent of the...
Invention + Market Savy = Successful Product
Frampton Ellis lives in an apartment filled with sneakers. These shoes that now take up much of the cabinet space in his Arlington town house have provided Mr. Ellis with a very comfortable life. A light bulb went on over Mr. Ellis's head about...
Israeli Arms Linked to Chinese Plane
JERUSALEM - The Chinese fighter that collided with a U.S. surveillance plane two weeks ago was equipped to carry Israeli-made air-to-air missiles, according to Israeli analysts who examined video footage of the fighter released by the Pentagon. ...
Local Officials Lament Death of Grants to Hire More Police
Area officials have mixed reactions to President Bush's plan to phase out the COPS grant program, which encourages local jurisdictions to hire more police officers, in favor of a new program aimed at improving school security. The decision could...
Loss to Cavaliers Leaves Wizards near New Nadir
The Washington Wizards nailed down their 61st loss of the season and closed in on a dubious piece of history yesterday, falling to the lowly Cleveland Cavaliers 106-98 at MCI Center. The latest loss leaves the Wizards (19-61) one defeat from tying...
Moose Stays Loose
The rookie isn't rattled. Johan Hedberg entered these playoffs with a blue goalie mask left over from his Manitoba Moose days, a resume that consisted of nine NHL starts and the Pittsburgh Penguins' postseason - to say nothing of Mario Lemieux's...
NAFTA Helps Reshape Mexican Agriculture but Opens Up New Industries
The North American Free Trade Agreement put small Mexican corn farmers at the mercy of massive American multinationals, spelling the end of a traditional way of life. Or did it? Activists from Call to Action hammer home the point in a two-page...
Penguins Pleased by Flyers' Troubles
As if Pittsburgh needed any more incentive to beat Washington in the first round of the playoffs, the Penguins may be sensing things are turning their way elsewhere in postseason. The team Pittsburgh dreads facing more than any other is Philadelphia....
Pepco Changing to Suit the Times, Top Executive Says
The winds of change are blowing hard at Pepco, as the power industry deregulates and each of its members embarks on its own path through the new world of electricity competition. Heading the transition at the local utility is John M. Derrick,...
Race Draws 3rd-Largest Field in History
BOSTON - The third-largest field in Boston Marathon history will be set into motion today at noon in the sleepy town of Hopkinton, Mass. The mission: to make it 26 miles and 385 yards east to downtown Boston. Runners have come from every state...
Riggs Income Drops 50% in Venture-Capital Loss
Riggs National Corp., the largest bank holding company headquartered in the District, reported its income fell 50 percent for its first quarter compared to the same time last year, disappointing analysts. The company reported last week an income...
Saddam Invites Arafat to Baghdad
NICOSIA, Cyprus - In a new twist to his policy of defying the world, Saddam Hussein has started subsidizing extreme Palestinian groups and is urging Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat to move to Baghdad, diplomats say. The developments...
Scouts Honor?
While not always up to the historic CBS-TV standards of Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly, "60 Minutes" often engages in exemplary, searching journalism. But at times, bias on the part of a producer and reporter overcomes fair reporting. A particularly...
Secretary Is Power Behind Presidential Party Politics
Paradoxically, in high-profile, proud Washington, the White House social secretary is probably most effective when she is least visible. She is a presence on the scene monitoring certain key events involving the first family, but if the planning she...
Senators Call for `Retribution' against China
Key senators of both parties said yesterday that the Bush administration needs to take a tougher stance in its future relations with China, and that it must demand return of the damaged EP-3E surveillance plane China still has in its possession and...
Social Isolation Makes Project Much Harder to Police
Saturday night in 1D, riding with Officer Pete Barlow, who after 11 years with the Metropolitan Police Department has seen most of what there is to see. His district has a little of everything - bad projects, upscale stores, small parks that are home...
The U.N. Report
EAST FAULTS NMD PLANS Eastern powers criticized the Bush administration's intentions to build a space-based missile defense last week at the annual meeting of the U.N. Disarmament Commission. Russia, China and North Korea warned that the plan...
Truth Claims about Religion Not Only a Christian Trait
Excerpts from a sermon given yesterday by the Rev. Robert Wenz at Derwood Alliance Church in Derwood, Md. "You Christians are so arrogant," the young man said. "You think Jesus is the only route to God." In an age that celebrates tolerance and...
Welcoming the Dawn of New Hope
Thousands of area Christians gathered on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at dawn yesterday to celebrate life at the annual Easter Sunrise Service. An estimated 4,000 worshippers of all denominations sat side by side at the 23rd annual Capital...
White House Budget Strategy
President Bush is taking a deceptively low-key approach to reducing the growth of government. He is gently applying the brakes to the rate of increase in discretionary spending, so he can refund the savings to the people through lower tax rates. ...
Whitewater Lender Wants Conviction Overturned
A former Arkansas judge who was the government's star witness in the Whitewater investigation has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a 1999 conviction in a state insurance case - saying a federal grant of immunity protected him from prosecution....
Zoning Defiance Keeps `Shrubman' in Jail
Reston golf range owner John Thoburn - a self-proclaimed political prisoner known as "the Shrubman" - will spend his 60th day in jail today for defying the county and its landscaping dictates. Mr. Thoburn, 43, locked in a long dispute with Fairfax...