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 December 1, 2001

$10 Million Gift a `Dream' for KenCen
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Kennedy Center announced yesterday that it had received $10 million for a new, 10-year performance initiative called the Catherine B. Reynolds Series for Artistic Excellence. The series takes its name from...
A Final Bow for Harrison
Byline: Jennifer Harper Millions gently weep for George Harrison, who died Thursday in Los Angeles after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 58. Sly, cerebral and kind-hearted, the "quiet Beatle" also had the inner mettle of working-class...
Aloe Dealer Gets Jail for Defrauding Patients
Byline: Jerry Seper A Finksburg, Md., businessman was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Baltimore to 46 months in prison for his guilty plea to selling an aloe vera solution to critically ill patients. The businessman, Allen J. Hoffman,...
Americans Await World Cup Draw
Byline: John Haydon Before most of us have reached for our first cup of coffee this morning, the U.S. men's team will know its first opponents at the 2002 World Cup following the draw in the port city of Busan, South Korea. The draw, which begins...
Anthrax at Hart Hit with Toxic Gas
Byline: Guy Taylor Federal officials last night pumped chlorine-dioxide gas into part of the Senate Hart Office Building, where an anthrax-laced letter was opened last month. Authorities believe the toxic gas is critical in destroying all traces...
Ashcroft Hits Critics of Anti-Terror Tactics
Byline: Jerry Seper Attorney General John Ashcroft yesterday lashed out at critics of the Justice Department's aggressive anti-terrorist campaign, calling them "voices of negativism" who have sought unfairly to condemn the government. "There...
A Sound Way to Live, Perform
Byline: Christian Toto ****The Kennedy Center bestows its annual Honors this weekend on five artists for their lifetime achievement in the performing arts. c Receiving the awards tonight at a State Department dinner, with Secretary of State Colin...
A Wealth of Charm Awaits in Manchester
Byline: Corinna Lothar MANCHESTER, England - Just as East Anglia is an attractive alternative to the more romantic regions of Britain (the Cotswolds, the Lake Country, Wales or Scotland), so too is Manchester an intriguing urban option, despite...
Black World Conference Loses Its Audience
Byline: Steve Miller ATLANTA - The State of the Black World Conference was experiencing serious attendance problems yesterday after the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton left town. The official opening session of the conference yesterday...
Bo Belinsky Was Truly an American Original
Byline: Thom Loverro They held a memorial service for Bo Belinsky on Thursday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Yesterday they held one at the Trinity Life Church in Las Vegas. I held my own private memorial service for Bo yesterday. I went...
Congress Is at Odds regarding Schooling
Byline: Stephen Dinan House Republicans negotiating a compromise education bill yesterday defeated the Senate's push to turn federal funding for special education into an entitlement program with perennially guaranteed funding. The conferees...
Danger Seen Increasing as Taliban Loses Ground
Byline: Bill Gertz Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said yesterday that the danger to U.S. forces in Afghanistan is growing as the Taliban gradually loses its grip on power. U.S. bombing raids were carried out yesterday on caves and tunnels...
Democrats Blame Bush for Recession
Byline: Dave Boyer Democrats yesterday put into action their campaign playbook for 2002, blaming President Bush for the recession while praising his handling of the war against terrorism. "We're virtually in a recession; we are facing deficits...
English History Thrives in East Anglia
Byline: Corinna Lothar LAVENHAM, England - The sun is just rising behind the trees on the crest of the hill as the horses canter down, breath steaming in the chill air. At the bottom, they turn and gallop up the hill, manes flying. This is Newmarket...
Episcopal Pastor Evicted in Accokeek
Byline: Julia Duin An Episcopal pastor engaged in a bitter, nationally publicized dispute over the control of his rural Prince George's County church was evicted from his home on parish grounds yesterday. Standing on a leaf-strewn gravel driveway...
Gators, Vols Seek to Smell the Roses
Byline: Barker Davis GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The stakes couldn't be higher. The Swamp will never get louder. And the talent on display will eclipse anything college football fans have seen this season. Today's SEC East showdown between No. 5...
Gilmore Steps Down as Chairman of GOP
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow and Ellen Sorokin Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III, in an abrupt move that surprised many colleagues, yesterday resigned as chairman of the Republican National Committee, a post he had held for a year. The White House...
Haze of History Envelops Pickett's 2nd Wife, Son
Byline: Martha M. Boltz Maj. George E. Pickett of the U.S. Army was sent to the Northwest Territory to protect American citizens from the Indians. No one seems to remember that he fell in love with and married one of the Indians. Historians...
He's Got the Rhythm of Life
Byline: Ann Geracimos ****The Kennedy Center bestows its annual Honors this weekend on five artists for their lifetime achievement in the performing arts. c Receiving the awards tonight at a State Department dinner, with Secretary of State Colin...
Internet Provider Gets OK to Close
Byline: Tim Lemke A ruling by a U.S. Bankruptcy Judge yesterday will allow the financially troubled AtHome Corp. to shut down, leaving as many as 4 million high-speed Internet customers - including thousands in the District and suburban Maryland...
Metro Signs to Name Reagan
Byline: Ellen Sorokin Metro officials said yesterday they will rename its National Airport stop to reflect the official name of the airport - Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The announcement came yesterday after the House passed a...
Music Fans Mark Passing of a Beatle They Grew Up With
Byline: Jon Ward Music fans here and in New York reacted yesterday to George Harrison's death from cancer with a mixture of resignation, sadness and, for some, surprise. The youngest member of the Beatles, characterized by fans as the "quiet...
Nepal Battles Maoist Offensive
Byline: Chitra Tiwari Nepal's image as a Shangri-La has been shattered by renewed Maoist guerrilla violence and the government's imposition of a state of emergency, giving the Royal Nepalese Army (RNA) all powers to end the 6-year-old insurgency,...
Newman's New Boxer Really Is `Goofi'
Byline: Thom Loverro Rock Newman will make his return to professional boxing tonight in New York with a display of goofiness the likes of which the sport has never seen. Newman - former manager of Riddick Bowe, political consultant to Marion...
Original . . . and Improbable Man
Byline: Paul Craig Roberts Sometimes a country loses people who are irreplaceable, people who embody so many of the steadfast virtues that their passing entails "a weakening of the force." W. Glenn Campbell was one such person. One of seven...
Pianist a World Symbol, Too
Byline: Gabriella Boston ****The Kennedy Center bestows its annual Honors this weekend on five artists for their lifetime achievement in the performing arts. c Receiving the awards tonight at a State Department dinner, with Secretary of State Colin...
Punt Coverage Unit Improves Greatly
Byline: Jody Foldesy A renewed emphasis on punt coverage during the open date has strengthened what was once the Washington Redskins' weakest aspect of special teams. The Redskins punted 15 times in the past two games and yielded just 10 total...
RB Williams Gets His Chance with Ravens
Byline: Ken Wright OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Say the name Moe Williams and most people think of three-time New York Jets Pro Bowl middle linebacker Mo Lewis. There actually is a Moe Williams. He's a veteran of six seasons of special teams duty and...
Redskins Resemble Runners of Old
Byline: Rick Snider The Riggo Drill is back. The Washington Redskins are running over opponents - literally - like their past championship teams. The 1983 Super Bowl winners won behind running back John Riggins. The 1991 champions made "Charlie...
`Ring' Characters Spring into Action against Evil
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski Thanks to the proliferation of film, comic-book and cartoon characters, companies are bombarding consumers with an incredible selection of action figures. With tongue in cheek, let's take a peek at some of the specimens...
Setting the Tenor of His Times
Byline: T.L. Ponick ****The Kennedy Center bestows its annual Honors this weekend on five artists for their lifetime achievement in the performing arts. c Receiving the awards tonight at a State Department dinner, with Secretary of State Colin...
Stardom Follows Lean Years
Byline: Gary Arnold ****The Kennedy Center bestows its annual Honors this weekend on five artists for their lifetime achievement in the performing arts. c Receiving the awards tonight at a State Department dinner, with Secretary of State Colin...
Sticking It Out
Byline: Duff Durkin Forgive Steve Comiskey if he's been a little frenetic this week. As owner of the National Lacrosse League's Washington Power, he's had his hand in finalizing sponsorship deals, distributing tickets, primping and tidying up Capital...
Students without Immunizations to Be Kept from Classrooms
Byline: Vaishali Honawar The D.C. school board has decided that students who are not fully immunized by Jan. 25 will be kept out of classes - a move that could affect as many as 29,000 children. The decision was taken after the board heard...
Taliban Makes Qualified Offer to Leave Kandahar
Byline: Willis Witter QUETTA, Pakistan - The Taliban militia yesterday indicated that it might surrender if its fighters were allowed to retreat to the mountains surrounding Kandahar, as U.S. forces and local tribal fighters continued to besiege...
Three Caps Reach Milestones in Victory
Byline: Dave Fay Three players achieved milestones last night as Washington closed the gap on the front-running Carolina Hurricanes with a performance in which the Capitals dominated most of the way. Which raises a question: Why can't the Caps...
Today's Best Bets
Byline: Derek Simmonsen COMPLEX SQUARES Artist Irene Zweig's paintings may look like simple square images, but hours upon hours' worth of work go into assembling the complex final results. In "Squares of Sublimity III," she shows off her ability...
Top Names Struggle in Moscow
Byline: David R. Sands The defending champ got a major scare and some other big names got an early ticket home as FIDE's 128-player world championship knockout tournament got under way this week in Moscow. Unknown French FM Olivier Touzane, the...
U.S. Considers Reopening Embassy in Kabul
Byline: Nicholas Kralev The United States said yesterday it is "actively considering" re-establishing a diplomatic presence in Afghanistan and will do so when the country meets certain conditions, but the creation of a new government is not one...
U.S. Wants Nuclear Plant Opened for Verification
Byline: Nicholas Kralev A day after North Korea rejected a call from President Bush to allow weapons inspectors into the country, the United States yesterday urged Pyongyang to start cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)...
Web Retail Wins Shoppers' Trust
Byline: Donna De Marco Online sales in the first 10 days of the holiday season climbed to $1.48 billion - a 27 percent increase from a year ago, according to BizRate.com Inc., which tracks transactions at 2,000 Web sites. The rising number of...
Win Today Won't Save Mids' Season
Byline: Brad Marcus Navy quarterback Brian Madden understands as much as anyone the significance of today's 102nd Army-Navy football game following the September 11 terrorist attacks. The senior believes people will watch the game just to see...
Wizards End 11-Game Losing Streak to Heat
Byline: John N. Mitchell MIAMI - Any conversation about the worst team in the NBA these days must now include the once-mighty Miami Heat. The Heat still can't shoot, something they haven't been able to do ever since Pat Riley took over as coach,...