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 September 25, 2003

2 Arrested in Gang Shootings; Police Cite Progress toward Ending Violence in NW
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. police arrested two persons yesterday in what they said was part of a campaign to stem gang violence that escalated this summer with a series of tit-for-tat shootings. Police have made arrests...
'62 Mets Are Still the Best of the Bad
Byline: Dan Daly, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's no contest, this '62 Mets vs. '03 Tigers argument. The Mets were a much better bad team - in every way. They had more interesting personalities, stranger on-field occurrences ... they were just flat-out...
ACC Won't Receive 11-Team Waiver
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The NCAA will deny the Atlantic Coast Conference's request for a waiver that would allow it to stage a conference championship game in football next season, league sources confirmed yesterday. The ACC...
A Grand Beginning
Byline: Thomas Walter, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A grand beginning The Washington Ballet opens its season with a bang: a triple bill of performances. "Firebird: Elevated," a mixed repertory program showcasing two company premieres, begins Wednesday...
A Lesson from Hitler's Hideaway; Fashion Holds Up Distorted Image of Its Times
Byline: Suzanne Fields, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The fights over copyright infringements, particularly on the Internet, are getting ever more petty. Now, a British magazine is crying infringement because a British blogger dredged up a 65-year-old article...
An Ornery Soul; Newman Still Delivers Solid Tunes, Biting Commentary
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES At the Birchmere in Alexandria Monday night, Randy Newman personally apologized on behalf of all Southern Californians for the damage Hurricane Isabel inflicted on the Washington area. It never rains...
Area Businesses Quickly Reopen Doors; Mayor Tells Chamber of Commerce Federal Disaster Relief Sought
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES City officials and business leaders say they are reducing the damage from Hurricane Isabel in the Washington area by quickly returning to business. D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams also said federal disaster...
Arnold Steals Show in California Debate; Deflects Hits with Humor, Levels Criticism at Bustamante
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Arnold Schwarzenegger flexed his muscles last night in his first California recall election debate, accusing Democratic Lt. Gov. Cruz M. Bustamante of "pulling the wool over people's eyes" and telling...
Black Caucus to Prepare Voters with Survey; Will Quiz Presidential Candidates
Byline: Steve Miller and Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Congressional Black Caucus has its eyes on the prize in 2004, and at the start of a Washington conference yesterday its foundation announced development of a questionnaire for...
Boring Babs
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Boring Babs Reuters News Agency Barbra Streisand says she finds listening to her own songs so boring that it was one of the reasons she gave up public performing three years ago. Miss Streisand,...
Brazil Dances Past Out-of-Step Norway
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The second round of games in this Women's World Cup last night at RFK Stadium provided the first real surprise of the tournament. A young, upstart Brazilian squad shocked the world's second-ranked team,...
Bremer Seeks Funds for Iraqi Power Grid; Senators Question Bush Plan
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Electrical service in Iraq is still a month away from prewar levels, and Iraqis face an indefinite period with rolling blackouts unless new funding is approved for reconstruction, the Bush administration's...
Caps' Witt, Gonchar Grow Up Fast
Byline: Jon Siegel, THE WASHINGTON TIMES They are, suddenly, the graybeards on a green group. Brendan Witt and Sergei Gonchar were junior members on their defensive pairs for the Washington Capitals last season. They return as senior defensemen...
Chalabi Minimizes Dispute over Iraqi Self-Rule
Byline: Betsy Pisik, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - Ahmed Chalabi, the chief of the U.S.-installed Iraqi Governing Council, yesterday sought to downplay differences with the United States over the pace of self-rule, endorsing American plans for...
Coaches Match Strategy at FedEx; Spurrier Offense vs. Belichick 'D'
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Steve Spurrier is regarded by many as the greatest offensive mind in football. Bill Belichick is generally considered the game's premier defensive genius. So what happens when Spurrier's Washington...
Day 8 and Still Counting; Hearings Set with Utilities
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Frustration deepened yesterday for tens of thousands still without power a week after Hurricane Isabel battered the region, while utility company officials defended themselves amid increasing calls by...
D.C. Vouchers Bill Stalls in Senate; GOP, 2 Key Democrats Huddle
Byline: George Archibald, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Senate action on the District's funding bill stalled yesterday as some Democrats negotiated behind the scenes with Republicans on an amendment they hope will attract Democratic support for a $13 million...
Ehrlich Restates Support of ICC; He Responds to 2 Democrats
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. restated his commitment yesterday to bringing major transportation improvements to Montgomery County, despite criticism that he is neglecting other Maryland regions. ...
'ER's' Dramatic Return
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'ER's' dramatic return NBC's "ER" has survived more personnel changes through the years than the Baltimore Orioles' front office. Noah Wyle looms as the one original cast member to weather the show's...
Fenty Is Lone Dissenter on Pay for Administrator
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Adrian M. Fenty, the only D.C. Council member who voted against a $52,000 salary increase for the city's top administrative position, said yesterday the mayor's spotty record on the hiring of high-priced...
Fishing Limited in Region
Byline: Gene Mueller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Would anyone disagree that this is not a good day to run the detailed fishing report you normally see on Thursday? We'll have an abbreviated version and let you know what, if anything, is happening on the...
Gadhafi Eyes Tourism with Image Makeover
Byline: Andrew Borowiec, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NICOSIA, Cyprus - Libya is planning a major image-building campaign to emerge from the shadow of ostracism and rejoin the international community, which for years treated it as a pariah. The campaign...
Griffith 'Seizes the Day'; Phoebe Snow Playing Birchmere
Byline: Jacquie Kubin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Music can be healing," says Grace Griffith from her Accokeek home. "When I was first toying with the idea of performing, in high school, I was turned off by people who used music and performing...
Guantanamo Espionage Probe Grows; Third Serviceman Investigated
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense and intelligence officials expect to make more arrests in the expanding espionage probe at the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and are investigating a third serviceman who they suspect provided...
Hands off . . . or Hardball with Beijing?
Byline: Greg Mastel, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES On the just completed trip of Treasury Secretary Snow to China, the focus was not upon human rights, North Korea, or any of the topics that have become the core of U.S.-China relations. Rather...
Hillary Says 'No' but Acts like a Candidate
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton said again yesterday that she doesn't intend to be a candidate, but she called it imperative that a Democrat beat President Bush next year. "I'm very happy doing what I'm...
Hi-Tech Turns to Remaking Kitchens
Byline: Fred Reed, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Today, we have technologies whose time may not have come: First, a refrigerator you can talk to on your cell phone, and control remotely. Now, to understand this concept, you need to understand the high-tech...
I Do
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I do We've picked up Nigel Hamilton's ("JFK: Restless Youth") new 785-page comprehensive biography, "Bill Clinton: An American Journey - Great Expectations," the first of a two-volume series that reconstructs...
Lawmakers Target 'Insane' Policy; Treasury OKs Mexican ID Cards
Byline: Audrey Hudson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Capitol Hill lawmakers are looking to overturn an "insane" decision by the Treasury Department, which allows banks to accept Mexican identification cards that federal law enforcement officials call a threat...
Long Odds for Love; Female Success a Mixed Blessing
Byline: Stephanie K. Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Denise Rose has a master's degree in counseling. Her most recent ex-husband has a high school diploma. "I'm the only one I know who married beneath me," sighs the twice-divorced Knoxville, Tenn.,...
Majority in Baghdad Say War Worth It
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The war in Iraq has been worth the hardship, according to those who have lived through both. Despite continued violence and few basic amenities, 62 percent of Baghdad residents believe the ousting...
McDormand Makes 'Fargo' Worth Revisiting; 'Mighty Wind' Blows in Also
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Arguably brothers Joel and Ethan Coen's best all-around film to date, the duo's 1996 winner Fargo arrives next week in a new special edition from MGM Home Entertainment ($24.98). It's our ... Video pick of the week...
Mechanics Site Fuses Beauty, Learning
Byline: Joseph Szadkowski, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Fluid mechanics, the study of the properties of gases and liquids, has led to breakthroughs in such fields as aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, acoustics, biofluids and physical oceanography, allowing engineers...
Medical Examiner Suspended with Pay
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The District's medical examiner will not return to his post after being placed on administrative leave following charges of mismanagement and sexual discrimination in his office, Mayor Anthony A. Williams...
Mourning Anna Lindh
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mourning Anna Lindh Swedish Ambassador Jan Eliasson looked over the crowd of Washington diplomats and Swedish Americans who attended a memorial service for Anna Lindh, the Swedish foreign minister...
Muslims in the Military
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The arrest of two Muslim-American servicemen based at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, (a developing story originally broken by this newspaper), raises some complex questions about the conflicting loyalties of Muslim-American soldiers...
No Miracle Behind These Multiplied Loaves; It's Easy to Find Good Bread in Area
Byline: Corinna Lothar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here is bread, which strengthens man's heart, and is therefore called the staff of life. - Matthew Henry, "Commentary on the Whole Bible," Psalm 104 (1710) In Washington, as in most of...
Palladio Blends Old, New Worlds in Rural Virginia; Pasta Dishes Outstanding
Byline: Corinna Lothar, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The sky is blue and the sun is shining as we drive through the rolling Virginia countryside on a beautiful early autumn day. Just 20 miles northeast of Charlottesville, we come upon Barboursville...
Panel of Mixed Mind on Gilchrist; Human Services Head Questioned
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Members of a D.C. Council committee voiced tentative support yesterday for acting Human Services Director Yvonne D. Gilchrist during a preliminary hearing on her confirmation, but the panel's chairman expressed...
Paying for Iraq Reconstruction
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Administrator L. Paul Bremer said last month that it would cost "several tens of billions" of dollars for Iraqi reconstruction next year, he was not exaggerating. Noting his use of the plural form of the decile...
Practice Refs May Curtail Penalties
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Redskins yesterday took their first tangible step toward trimming penalties by having four referees monitor practice. Coach Steve Spurrier said the refs, tapped from the Eastern College...
Pragmatic Trade Policies; the U.S. Needs Consensus
Byline: Gary J. Andres, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If free trade were a feline, the fur would be flying after the collapse of the Cancun World Trade Organization's negotiations in Cancun. Many believe the demise of these talks was a serious blow to global...
Quartet Awarded Bradley Prizes; Conservative Work Honored
Byline: Robert Stacy McCain, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A leading conservative foundation has named two newspaper columnists, a law professor and a presidential adviser on bioethics as recipients of its inaugural Bradley Prizes. The Lynde and Harry...
Rumsfeld Eyes Pact Upgrade; Also Predicts North Freedom
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said the United States plans a "substantial" military investment in its alliance with South Korea in the next four years, but it also expects Seoul to improve its...
Rumsfeld Says U.S. Can Afford Rebuilding Costs
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld yesterday told Congress it can afford the $87 billion requested by the president for Iraq and Afghanistan because the money is needed for national security and "the stability...
Running Away from Safety
Byline: Gregory Conko, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Remember Jim Fixx? Not many people do, and that's a shame. Fixx was a jogging guru who ran 60 miles a week. He popularized the sport of running, and his "The Complete Book of Running" became...
Standout Goalies Bolster U.S. Bid
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Briana Scurry lost her focus, her fitness and, ultimately, her job. Siri Mullinix is haunted by the daily reminder that she was in goal when the United States lost the gold medal to Norway at the 2000...
Straight, No Chaser
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Straight, no chaser Retired Gen. Henry H. Shelton, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says Democratic presidential candidate Wesley Clark was recalled from his NATO command after the Bosnian...
'Sun' Hybrid Rises from Director's Fancy
Byline: Gary Arnold, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES "It seemed like an unlikely book to turn into a movie," observes Audrey Wells, director of her own fictionalized adaptation of Frances Mayes' best-selling travel and homesteading memoir, "Under...
Taking Science to the 'Extreme'; Project's Goal Is to Cultivate Enthusiasm
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Avis Carpenter, 14, says he likes looking into things, as does 13-year-old William Budd. Tynisha Owens, 12, gives her sense of curiosity its rightful name, telling it like it is. "I like messing with...
Texas Governor Sees Backlash on Redistricting; Democratic Tactic Failed
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Texas Gov. Rick Perry said yesterday that the national Democratic Party leadership overplayed its hand when it tried and failed to prevent Republicans from increasing their representation in Congress....
The CBC Speaks Out
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES As chairman of the 39-member Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), I understand that taking criticism from the press is part of serving in Congress. More difficult to understand, however, is how an Op-Ed column by Deborah...
The Presidential Race; 2004 Copperheads Resemble Those of 1864
Byline: Charles G. Kels, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Facing an election year, a weary but determined president was blamed by Democrats for the human and financial costs of war. They accused him of violating civil liberties and running roughshod...
THE WIDE, WIDE, WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS; What's a Sport? Everything and Nothing
Byline: Patrick Hruby, THE WASHINGTON TIMES So you're looking for sports, right? Presumably that's why you're slumming in this part of the paper. As opposed to the section that deals with bombs. Or the area that covers catastrophes. Fear not....
Toward the Bush-Putin Summit; Differences Need to Be Discussed Openly
Byline: Dmitri Rogozin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The forthcoming Russian-U.S. summit at Camp David will already be the ninth between the current Russian and U.S. presidents. The fact that these meetings are held so regularly is obviously...
Uganda's Hardship - and Humanity; U.S. Volunteers Witness Privation, Work to Alleviate It
Byline: Courtney Spence, Ashley Thiel and Jeremy Goldberg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES KAMPALA, Uganda - Images of African poverty - unkempt scavengers searching dumps, cardboard-and-tin shanties held together by wire, and crying children with...
U.S. Court Voids 'Do-Not-Call' List; FTC Said Lacking 'Valid' Authority
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A federal judge said yesterday that the Federal Trade Commission doesn't have authority to establish a "do-not-call" list that would have blocked telemarketing calls. U.S. District Judge Lee R. West...
U.S., Germany Put Differences Aside on Iraq; Schroeder Offers Help
Byline: Joseph Curl and Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NEW YORK - German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder yesterday dropped many of his objections to U.S.-led efforts to rebuild Iraq, telling President Bush that Germany is now prepared to offer economic...
Utilities' Plea for Understanding Is Hypocritical
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The utility companies have one directive at the end of each month: Pay up, buster. They do not feel your pain. They do not care if your grandmother just passed away. They do not care if you just lost your...
Worm Shuts State Database; U.S. Visas Delayed Worldwide
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A computer worm forced the State Department to shut down its database of terrorists and criminals for nine hours on Tuesday, disrupting the issuance of U.S. visas at embassies and consulates overseas....