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 26, 2002

Anschutz's MLS Clubs to Remain Independent
Byline: John Haydon It didn't look good when Major League Soccer recently axed two teams. It looks even worse when you realize five teams - that's half the league - are funded by one guy, billionaire Phil Anschutz. And Anschutz may not be finished...
Ashcroft Identifies 5th `Martyr' Suspect
Byline: Jerry Seper Federal authorities yesterday identified the fifth suspected al Qaeda member seen on videotapes found in Afghanistan delivering what Attorney General John Ashcroft described as "martyrdom messages from suicide terrorists." ...
Attitude Change?
Byline: John N. Mitchell Courtney Alexander has had no control over injuries that have limited him to 17 games for the Washington Wizards this season. But his attitude, - by his own admission, not as good as it could have been - is another story....
Bush `Disappointed' in Arafat
Byline: David Sands President Bush and his senior advisers issued a new barrage of warnings yesterday to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat after a meeting in which they discussed possible sanctions against his Palestinian Authority. Though no...
Bush Says He Will Seek $11 Billion to Secure U.S. Borders
Byline: Joseph Curl PORTLAND, Maine - Previewing the third major plank in next week's State of the Union address, President Bush yesterday said he will ask Congress to spend nearly $11 billion next year to secure America's borders against terrorist...
'Daddy Greenbucks'.(EDITORIALS)
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ted Turner probably deserves his nicknames. "Daddy Greenbucks" is what Mr. Turner is called by the environmental groups to which he gives gigantic sums of greenbacks, according to a recent expose by Audrey Hudson...
EU Asks U.S. to Follow Rules, End Exports Spat
Byline: Carter Dougherty The United States and Europe are trying to negotiate a solution to a multibillion-dollar dispute over tax rules and avoid a tit-for-tat round of economic sanctions, top officials from both sides said yesterday. But the...
Flattering Musharraf.(LETTERS)
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Commentary columnist Martin Gross' portrayal of Pakistan's self-declared president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, as a brave hero and the newest American ally in the war on terrorism belies both fact and precedent in the...
Former Executive at Enron Found Dead; Ruling Is Suicide
Byline: Jerry Seper A former vice chairman at Enron Corp. who challenged the firm's questionable accounting practices and resigned in May was found fatally shot in a Houston suburb yesterday in what Texas police said was an apparent suicide. ...
Georgetown Enters Crucial Stage with Games against Pitt, Syracuse
Byline: Barker Davis Welcome to the crossroads. Georgetown's erratic basketball season has reached its most pivotal junction. Over the next three days, the Hoyas (12-6, 3-3 Big East) face the two teams perched ahead of them in the league's West...
Hank Williams Jr.(arts)(now Hear This)
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES HANK WILLIAMS JR. Almeria Club (Curb Records) Hank Williams Jr. has spent most of his life living in his father's legendary shadow. He started as a young boy covering only Hank Williams Sr. songs. Even when...
Houses Moved at Brisk Clip in 2001
Byline: Patrice Hill Homes sales posted a record year in 2001 despite the nationwide recession, illustrating how this has been one of the mildest of downturns for the American consumer. Buoyed by low mortgage rates and barely nicked by rising...
Intensity Is No Game for Children
Byline: Thom Loverro Judge Charles Grabau sat behind the bench in his Cambridge, Mass., courtroom yesterday and declared that his sentencing of Thomas Junta - the Hockey Dad - wasn't a message for any cause or greater social issue, and he was right....
Keys Brings Her Album to Life
Byline: Derek Simmonsen Fast-rising R&B singer Alicia Keys on Wednesday night showed that she's more than capable of following in the star footsteps of Mary J. Blige and Erykah Badu as she showcased songs from her multiplatinum debut, "Songs...
Leahy Seeks Clout on Judges
Byline: Dave Boyer The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday called on President Bush to nominate more Democrat-friendly judges to speed the contentious confirmation process. "The White House's unilateralism is not the way the...
Literary Lunchtime for Youths
Byline: Mary Shaffrey Kristine McElroy spends most days mired in serious issues such as the Gulf war syndrome. During her lunch hour on Mondays, however, she turns to the adventures in one of the Nancy Drew mystery series books. "I wanted to...
`Mothman' Gets Stuck in a Shabby Web
Byline: Gary Arnold Richard Gere plays a bedeviled Washington Post reporter who gets so frustrated trying to get the goods on specters of doom that he twice throttles telephone receivers in the maddeningly ominous yet inconclusive supernatural-disaster...
Music of Immigrants at KenCen Festival
Byline: Christian Toto Composer Franz Waxman studied at the Berlin Conservatory but forged his Oscar-winning career in Tinseltown. The German-born Mr. Waxman was but one of a wave of composers who sought out the California shore during the 20th...
Nobles and Knaves.(EDITORIALS)
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Noble: Gold-medal winning speedskater Jack Shea, for his lifelong display of sportsmanship. Shea could have probably added to the two gold medals he won as a 21-year-old at the 1932 Olympic games in Lake Placid....
Obsession Re-Creates Painter's Life
Byline: Joanna Shaw-Eagle Washington artist Judy Jashinsky has painted the life of legendary Italian Renaissance-baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi for more than five years Miss Jashinsky sums up her obsessive and remarkable pursuit in the...
Parents Win Food Fight with School
Byline: Vaishali Honawar Derek Cope was 5 when he almost died after accidentally sipping milk from another child's cup at school. His mother still tears up six years later when she recalls the ride to the hospital, running red lights, as her...
Patriots Sparked by Unlikely Hero
Byline: David Elfin Tom Brady wasn't supposed to be the toast of New England now. Brady had to fight off freshman quarterback Drew Henson to start as a senior at Michigan and was ignored in the 2000 draft until the Patriots took him in the sixth...
PG Board Cutails Spending by Metts
Byline: Vaishali Honawar The Prince George's County school board has stripped Superintendent Iris T. Metts of the authority to sign contracts above $5,000 without its approval. The emergency resolution, moved by six board members on Thursday...
Picturing Life through Young Eyes
Byline: Joanna Shaw-Eagle Passion pervades photographer Wendy Ewald's show at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. At the start of her 30-year career, Miss Ewald did what few other photographers have done: She gave her young subjects cameras to use. ...
`Pinero' Story Comes Up Short
Byline: Gary Arnold "Pinero" may impress generous viewers as a tour de force for actor Benjamin Bratt, who plays the title role with undeniable dedication. But the coherence of this movie's scenario proves chronically iffy. The film serves as...
Powell Wants Detainees to Be Declared POWs
Byline: Rowan Scarborough Secretary of State Colin Powell has asked President Bush to reverse the president's position on al Qaeda and Taliban detainees and declare them prisoners of war under the Geneva Convention. A four-page internal White...
Redskins Are in Hunt for Ex-Stanford QB
Byline: Jody Foldesy and Rick Snider The Washington Redskins are among the NFL teams now looking at former Stanford quarterback Chad Hutchinson. Hutchinson, 24, is attempting to re-start a pro football career after spending four years playing...
`Rose Red' a 3-Part Misery
Byline: Chris Baker Toward the end of "Stephen King's Rose Red," an awful ABC miniseries about a mansion that eats people, one of the characters compares the house to the Energizer Bunny. "It just keeps going and going and going," he says. ...
San Diegan Is New Area Bishop
Byline: Julia Duin A dark horse candidate won the post for eighth Episcopal bishop of Washington yesterday on the second ballot, easily besting a field of five other priests. The Very Rev. John B. Chane, 57, dean of St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral...
School Vote OKs Border Changes
Byline: Vaishali Honawar Nearly 7,000 students will attend neighborhood schools next fall, after the Prince George's County school board voted Thursday night to change the boundaries for 63 elementary and middle schools. The board voted 9-0 in...
Senate Rejects GOP Tax Breaks to Stimulate New Jobs
Byline: Dave Boyer The Senate yesterday rejected a Republican proposal to give tax breaks to businesses to create jobs as prospects dimmed for an economic recovery bill favored by the White House. The amendment to create a 30 percent tax write-off...
Senator Defers Anthrax Probe, Citing Agencies' Cooperation
Byline: Guy Taylor The Environmental Protection Agency and the office of the Senate sergeant at arms have yet to explain the $14 million cost of ridding the Hart Senate Office Building of anthrax spores, but yesterday the two agencies quelled requests...
Somber Visit to Grave No. 898
Byline: Robert Hutchins Roser Jr. My wife and I traveled to Georgia a few years ago for her family reunion. Although the end of April normally is warm and sunny there, it was neither as I stepped out into the national cemetery at Andersonville....
Struggling Caps May Regain Three Players
Byline: Dave Fay The Washington Capitals could be as healthy as they're going to be until after the Olympic break if three players return today, as the coaching staff hopes. Center/wing Dainius Zubrus and defensemen Ken Klee and J.F. Fortin...
Terrapins Recall Antics of Seminoles
Byline: Jon Siegel Lonny Baxter described Florida State's wild celebration at Cole Field House last season as "uncalled for." Steve Blake remembers the lonely feeling as Maryland fans booed the home team off its own court. Coach Gary Williams...
The Art of Winning Lost Games
Byline: David R. Sands Triumph and bitter defeat mix uneasily as we mark a milestone week in the history of the game. Ukrainian GM Ruslan Ponomariov, 18, this week became the youngest man ever to claim the world title, defeating 32-year-old...
The Palestinian dilemma.(EDITORIALS)
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES A suicide bomber exploded himself and wounded 24 others in a crowded Tel Aviv shopping area yesterday. The force of the bomb's nail-studded explosives turned over benches and shattered shop windows. Back in the West...
The Two Faces of Ailey Group
Byline: Jean Battey Lewis The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater exhibits striking contradictions in its appearance this week at the Kennedy Center. The powerhouse dancers perform in a repertoire that sometimes seems a waste of their talents. When...
Thousands of Students in District Lack Shots
Byline: Denise Barnes and Vaishali Honawar Thousands of uninoculated public school students in the District are in danger of being barred from their classrooms and held in auditoriums Monday. As of yesterday, parents of about 6,000 students still...
Today's Best Bets
Byline: Derek Simmonsen MUSICAL PRELUDES Back in Chopin's day, using a "prelude" before a major musical work was a way to warm up the audience and prepare them for what was to come. But his "24 Preludes" stands alone as a complete piece in itself,...
Trying Times
Byline: Guy Taylor Machines that can scan every bag for bombs are being tested at Baltimore-Washington International Airport as the newest weapon in the war to reclaim the skies. The machines, each about the size of a minivan, cost $1 million...
Two Forces Fight `Brother's War' in Loudoun
Byline: Steve Meserve Although the Civil War in Virginia's Loudoun County never approached the level of brutality experienced in Missouri and Kansas, the conflict was very much a "brother's war" that divided families and pitted longtime friends...
U.N. Reveals Scam Bilking Refugees
Byline: Betsy Pisik NEW YORK - The United Nations disclosed yesterday that its workers in Nairobi, Kenya, had been shaking down refugees desperate for asylum or resettlement in other countries. The scheme was so lucrative the extortionists threatened...
Victorian Adventure Tale Filled with Intrigue, Magic
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski This chronic feature lets me review what's recently passed my bloodshot pupils. So pull up a chair, break out the sarcasm filter and welcome to: Mr. Zad's Comic Critique "Ruse," Nos. 1 to 3 (CrossGen Comics, $2.95...
Virginia Police Deny Racial Profiling
Byline: Daniel F. Drummond RICHMOND - Racial profiling by police in Virginia is not a systemic problem, law enforcement authorities told a House of Delegates committee yesterday. But officials with the authors of the study - the Virginia State...
Warsaw near Goal of Bid to Join EU
Byline: Carter Dougherty WARSAW - Poland is entering the final phase of its decade-long quest to enter the European Union, a project that has come to dominate its domestic politics and the country's relationship with the rest of Europe. Negotiations...