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 24, 2001

Armey Seeks Probe of Short Yellow Lights
House Majority Leader Dick Armey and other lawmakers are calling for congressional hearings in the wake of a report that accuses local governments across the country of endangering motorists and maximizing fines by shortening yellow-light cycles on...
Attitude Change a Boon for Durant
Joe Durant finally put to use advice from a friend at the end of last season. Tired of contending in tournaments but misfiring in their stretch runs, he traded his stress and frustration for a bit of Hakuna Matata. This season, armed with that...
Attorney's Appeal for FOP Rejected
A D.C. Superior Court judge yesterday sent the selection of general counsel for the D.C. police union back to the drawing board, setting the stage for a continued internal legal and political struggle over who to put in the position. Judge Linda...
Beijing Illegally Bought Circuits
Federal authorities have uncovered a major Chinese technology transfer program that illegally purchased thousands of U.S. radiation-protected computer chips for use in Chinese missiles and satellites. The military-related technology-buying program...
Building a Boat Builds Young Lives
During World War II, small Navy boats dubbed "whaleboats," for their whale-hunting predecessors from New England, helped the Allies move troops to and from massive battleships onto shore. The 25-man whaleboats aren't used much anymore. They have...
Bush Receives Dalai Lama
President Bush, in a break with the previous administration, met the Dalai Lama at the White House yesterday, sending yet another signal to Beijing that it will not control who is welcome in the United States. The president pledged to support the...
Capitals Likely to Increase Ticket Prices 5 to 10 Percent
The Washington Capitals are planning a modest ticket price increase for the 2001-02 season, the first of many likely changes for the organization this summer. The increase, not yet finalized, likely will be between 5 and 10 percent. Last year's...
Child Poverty Not Race-Linked, Study Says
Child poverty is linked to single parenthood and long-term welfare dependence, not race, says a study released this week by the Heritage Foundation. The longer a child's family was in the welfare system, the more likely it was that the child lived...
Churches Seek `Climate Justice'
Environmental activists from churches in 39 states yesterday closed a three-day meeting here to discuss ways to promote ecological policies back home. The gathering of 350 Protestant and Orthodox church workers at the "Environmental Justice" conference...
Ebbing of a Pink Tide
Like Old Man River, the global plebiscite against socialism just keeps rollin' along. The latest socialist defeat occurred May 16 in British Columbia, Canada's westernmost province. There the socialist New Democratic Party, in power for 10 years,...
Embassy Row
`AVARICE, NOT ATAVISM' Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou yesterday blamed greedy, power-mad leaders, not ancient ethnic hatred, for the Balkan wars of the last decade. "Ethnic and religious grievance has been used as a prop on the stage...
Federal Crackdown on Web Fraud Leads to 62 Arrests
Sixty-two persons have been arrested in a major coast-to-coast Internet scheme that defrauded 56,000 people out of more than $117 million, the FBI said yesterday. The arrests were part of "Operation Cyber Loss," a massive federal and state crackdown...
Few Faults Predecessor for Department's Flaws
D.C. Fire Chief Ronnie Few yesterday took umbrage at reports in The Washington Times about the worsening performance in his department since he took the helm nearly a year ago. "Nobody can turn the fire department around in a few months," Chief...
Finals Might Be Last Chance for Bourque to Claim a Ring
DENVER - Ray Bourque was the Boston Bruins until last year. The team probably could have renamed itself the Bourques without much protest from Bruins boosters. But after reaching the Stanley Cup finals twice in his first 11 years, Boston won just...
German Team Hands United First International Loss at RFK
D.C. United's young guns came to play, but Bayer Leverkusen's Dimitar Berbatov was a man among boys. United started its youngest possible lineup, and Bulgarian Berbatov took full advantage. The Bulgarian scored three goals including the game-winner...
Group Criticizes Ashcroft on Guns
A Washington gun-control group yesterday questioned whether Attorney General John Ashcroft will enforce gun laws in the wake of his decision to reaffirm "a long-held opinion" that all law-abiding citizens have a constitutional right to keep and bear...
Hospitals Face an Increased Blood Price
The American Red Cross is raising the prices it charges hospitals for blood by as much as 35 percent starting July 1. The increase by the nonprofit agency, which supplies half of the nation's blood, will range from 10 percent to 35 percent, depending...
House Rejects Bush Plan for School Choice
The House yesterday rejected President Bush's private school choice plan for children trapped in chronically failing public schools while passing his education reform package 383-45. On a 273-155 vote, the House blocked a move by House Majority...
Inside Politics
POLITICS OF DESTRUCTION "As the Senate considers the nomination of Theodore B. Olson to be U.S. solicitor general, I urge the senators to turn off the personal destruction machine that has become part of our partisan landscape," writes Robert...
Inside the Beltway
WHIPPING TIME Republican Sen. James M. Jeffords of Vermont, who today goes "home to my people" in Vermont to explain why he is abandoning his party and handing control of the Senate to the Democrats, had better not show up in the town of Kirby....
In This Movie, No Japanese Villains Were at Pearl Harbor
The much-ballyhooed "Pearl Harbor" opens at theaters Memorial Day weekend with a script that keeps Japanese sensitivities in mind. Disney backed the three-hour potential blockbuster to the tune of $135 million. And the Pentagon, choosy about the...
It's Last-Chance Time for Mystics' Guards
When the Washington Mystics play the New York Liberty tonight at the Hartford (Conn.) Civic Center in their final exhibition game, it will be the last opportunity for some of the Mystics to show first-year coach Tom Maher they belong on the team....
It Was a Soft Finish for Lemieux, Pens
On May 10 in Buffalo, Mario Lemieux had a smile on his face, and there was more to it than just eliminating the Sabres in the second round of the playoffs. It meant the Pittsburgh Penguins would have at least two home gates in the third round - two...
Jeffords Delays Decision on Party Switch
Republican Sen. James M. Jeffords yesterday agreed to put off for 24 hours his announcement about quitting the GOP as Republican leaders frantically tried to change his mind by offering him a Senate leadership post. "We contemplated king of the...
Jeffords May Miff Many Vermont Voters
If Sen. James M. Jeffords announces today he is leaving the Republican Party, it will confuse many of his Vermont constituents and leave some very disappointed. "We've had hundreds and hundreds of phone calls here at state headquarters, and everyone...
Jeffords Switch Could Stymie Bush
Vermont Sen. James M. Jeffords' expected decision to leave the Republican Party would put the Democrats fully in charge of the Senate's legislative machinery and in a position to block or delay much of President Bush's future agenda and many of his...
Kmart Plans `Several' Stores in D.C
LAS VEGAS - Discount retail chain Kmart, already planning a new store in Northeast, is looking to build several more stores in the District, development officials said yesterday. "Several other sites are under consideration," said R. Richard Walker,...
Lawmaker Proposes Bear Hunt
The speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates is calling for a black bear hunting season amid increasing human-bear encounters in the western part of the state. House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr., himself a resident of bear country in Western...
Les Folies Serves a Taste of France at Annapolis Site
When reach-the-beach fever strikes, many people just want to pack up the car and get the show on the road. But since the road may be as packed as your car, why not take a detour from the traffic madness and unwind at a classic country French restaurant...
Llama Farmers Say Beasts No Burden
The Llama is a woolly sort of fleecy hairy goat With an indolent expression and an undulating throat. - Hilaire Belloc, from `More Beasts for Worse Children,' 1897 Outside, the afternoon air is warm and muggy, but inside the large feeding...
McDermott Marks Memorial Day
There's an engaging quality to John McDermott that comes through even on the telephone. Perhaps that's because the Irish-Canadian tenor, who performs as part of the National Memorial Day Concert this Sunday, is relatively new to fame. He was "discovered"...
McKie Plays Key Part for Sixers
When Philadelphia 76ers reserve guard Aaron McKie was named the league's top sixth man earlier this month, teammate Eric Snow said McKie meant more to the 76ers than that. "After Allen [Iverson], he's the next best player on the team, period,"...
Mickelson Won't Get Open Prep at Avenel
Phil Mickelson's presence at this week's 34th Kemper Open is something of an enigma. Quite simply, the event needs the world's No. 2 player far more than he needs a week of work at TPC at Avenel. These days, Lefty's professional life primarily...
Missing Intern's Trail Quickly Growing Cold
D.C. police detectives are concerned they may never know the fate of Chandra Ann Levy as they sift through the hundreds of calls they have received from all parts of the country about the graduate student, missing since last month. "As time goes...
Movies;mini-Reviews
OPENING * The Circle (1999) (No MPAA Rating - adult subject matter; no objectionable depiction or dialogue, but situations involving women in jeopardy, prostitution and child abandonment) - (THREE STARS). An episodic but compelling blend of naturalism...
Muhammad Ali Reform Act Hasn't Done Much Reforming
They called the legislation Congress passed last year to try to bring some changes to the chaos of boxing the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act, butafter a hearing yesterday on Capitol Hill to determine how it has been working, they might change the name...
No. 63 Is the No. 1 Reason Not to Park in Empty Lot
She pulled her vehicle into the empty parking lot behind the Clarendon Grill on North Highland Street in Arlington last Saturday afternoon. It was a pleasant day, a lazy day, sunny, and she was parking there to meet a friend. It would take just...
Older Americans Are Wealthier Than before, AARP Says
Most Americans over age 50 are enjoying increased economic prosperity today compared with their parents' generation 20 years ago, a new study has found. Since 1989, the wealth of Americans over 50 has increased 36 percent, adjusted for inflation,...
Out & About
PAPER TRAIL Everywhere that artist Merete Zacho goes, she collects scraps of paper. For most people this would be a problem, but for the mixed media artist these scraps are transformed by pigments, water and other materials until they become works...
Powell Vows Training of Peacekeepers Will Continue
BAMAKO, Mali - Secretary of State Colin Powell yesterday promised not to pull the plug on U.S. training programs for African peacekeepers, but vowed that no American troops would get directly involved with fighting in Africa. On the first trip...
Punishing GOP Mavericks Backfiring on Bush?
President Bush's move to punish Republican senators who oppose his agenda appears have backfired with Sen. James M. Jeffords, who quietly succumbed to Democratic courtship after the White House chose not to invite the Vermont Republican to a Rose...
Ryder Role Leads to Dropoff in Play
It's a virtual guarantee: Want to see a PGA Tour player's game bottom out? Name him U.S. Ryder Cup captain. The Ryder Cup has gotten so big that the captain tends to be distracted by the magnitude of the event. He must pick uniforms, plan menus,...
Senate Approves $1.35 Trillion Tax-Cut Plan
The Senate yesterday passed 62-38 its version of an 11-year, $1.35 trillion tax-cut plan, ending a three-day marathon of votes and sending the measure immediately to a House-Senate conference for a final bill to be negotiated. "A bipartisan majority...
Senator Backs Vietnam Trade Pact
A top Senate Republican yesterday reversed course and urged the Bush administration to submit a historic trade pact with Vietnam for approval by the end of the month. Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican and Finance Committee chairman, told...
Stronger Hitting Keys O's Surge
BALTIMORE - Anyone looking to explain the Baltimore Orioles' recent surge can cite a wealth of stats. * The Orioles have scored five or more runs in 10 of their last 12 games after doing it 13 times in their first 33 games. They've scored five...
The Magnificent Seven
Washington Times golf writer Barker Davis picks his favorites for the 34th Kemper Open, which begins today at par-71, 7,005-yard TPC at Avenel. JUSTIN LEONARD (6-1) - The tenacious Texan has won here before (1997), and he rolls into Avenel with...
Van Is Well on Wheels
This doctor's office/dental facility is unlike most others in the District: It makes house calls. The Medivan, a medical office on wheels, is staffed with nurses and pediatricians who will provide health care to uninsured children in Northeast...
Wedding Bell Blues
The wedding march is from Wagner's Lohengrin, the bride wears a long white gown. The ceremony is designer chic and color-coded for glamour. It's almost June, the month of the bride, and this year, in many precincts, it's the year of "Brideszilla."...
Why Price Caps Won't Work
Did you see Tim Russert ask Vice President Dick Cheney on Sunday's "Meet the Press" why President Bush did not call for price caps to lower gasoline prices and other energy costs? Mr. Russert kept returning again and again to the same hare-brained,...
Witnesses Recount Discovering Dead Priest
Witnesses in the trial of a homeless tree trimmer accused of killing a priest testified yesterday about finding the priest's body in his blood-smeared rectory bedroom of the Mother Seton Parish at Germantown, but none of the testimony so far directly...