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 March 15, 1996

1959 Thunderbird Seen as `Rolling Sculpture'
Long before Robert S. McNamara, as secretary of defense, made decisions affecting the country, he made a controversial decision as Ford Division general manager. Mr. McNamara pulled the plug on the little two-seater Thunderbird after only three...
AID Chief Outlines Vision for Agency with Lower Funding: Private Groups Expected to Fill Void
Agency for International Development chief Brian Atwood this week outlined his vision for a scaled-back foreign-aid agency designed to sustain American influence in the face of sharply reduced congressional funding. Privately funded nongovern-...
Alexandria's Special Blend of Past, Present
Before it was an attractive 20th-century city, before it was even a port city more than three centuries ago, the land where Alexandria exists was home to American Indians. Capt. John Smith - president of the British colony and famous for his timely...
A Nonstop Flight to Great Action and Thrills: The Perfect `Executive Decision'
A cleverly sustained, compact exercise in hide-and-seek heroics and doomsday menace, "Executive Decision" maximizes tension and resourcefulness while slipping an American commando team inside an airliner hijacked by a terrorist gang. Kurt Russell...
A Paper Chase Leads Down to Jonesboro
A good stock tip: Buy long in bicarbonate of soda. Bill Alexander, the 12-term Democratic congressman from Arkansas and chief deputy whip of the House until he was defeated in a primary in 1992, will donate his private papers to Arkansas State...
Areas Offer Lots of Game for House Hunters: From Condos to Luxury Models
There are new homes springing up this spring in Alexandria and Springfield. Now that the market is finally beginning to blossom, it's time to start looking. Here is a selection of what's sprouting. On the edge of Old Town Alexandria, the first...
Are Slow-Starting Hoyas Due for Another First-Round Scare?
RICHMOND - Even in its best NCAA tournament appearances, Georgetown has had trouble with seemingly overmatched first-round opponents. The 1989 squeaker when top-seeded Georgetown defeated 16th seed Princeton 50-49 only when Alonzo Mourning blocked...
At Home in the Ring: Local Boxer Holmes Fights off His Violent Past
The boxing ring has always been the safest place for Keith Holmes. In the past two years, he has been shot in a disputed carjacking, imprisoned for three months before being acquitted of drive-by shooting charges and lost two cousins to violent...
A Throne without Sihanouk: Will Next King of Cambodia Have Real Power?
As the shadow of Norodom Sihanouk begins to fade from the Cambodian landscape, a question arises: Can the monarchy he so suddenly and surprisingly revived three years ago survive without him? Returning this week from medical treatment in China,...
At Last, Housing Shows Signs of a Rebound
The market may not be up to years past, but yes, Washington ... there will be a spring market this year. February's consumer confidence, as plotted by the Samson 100 Index, came in at 54 (out of 100), the highest number since April 1994. This...
Bond Is Set for Woman in PG Killing
A District Court judge set a $125,000 bond for a Seat Pleasant woman charged as an accessory in the death of a Landover woman. Felicia Jackson, 25, of the 400 block of Cedarleaf Avenue in Seat Pleasant has been charged with accessory to murder...
Brand Management Tied to GM's Merger
General Motors recently announced it is merging the Pontiac and GMC marketing operations into a single division, creating one of the largest car and truck divisions in the United States. For consumers, the change will be negligible. They will...
Bullets Beat Nets, Aid Playoff Chances
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Even when hardly anything goes their way, these are the games the Washington Bullets must win if they are to stay in the race for the final Eastern Conference playoff spot. And although they received a scare last night, the...
Bureau Gets Handle on Theft: Worker Nabbed with Stamps; 2 Others Admit Stealing Bills
The good news for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is that its enhanced security system appears to be working. The bad news is that it's being tested over and over again. Two employees pleaded guilty yesterday to their part in a scheme...
Cadillac Offers Women Golfing-Business Clinics
Selling vehicles by marketing sports has been an American tradition for decades. Honda sponsors the Los Angeles Marathon, Volvo underwrites tennis tournaments, Rolls-Royce endorses yacht races, and Land Rover sends teams to compete in the Camel...
Cambodian Government Legitimized Via U.N. Aid
James Clad, a research professor of Southeast Asia studies at Georgetown University, spoke to reporter Takehiko Nomura about Cambodia's political process. Question: It's been almost three years since the U.N.-sponsored elections, and a legitimate...
Camel Trophy Teams Determined in Spain
SEVILLE, Spain - "The proof is in the pudding," according to old-timers. If this is true, the proof of the ruggedness and reliability of Land Rover vehicles lies in their performance over the years in the Camel Trophy Adventure. The British automaker's...
China Promises Not to Hit Taiwan: Committee Passes Defense Resolution
China has promised the United States that it will not invade Taiwan despite its saber-rattling war games aimed at intimidating the island, the Pentagon said yesterday. "In public and private conversations, the United States has been assured that...
City Officials Hit Gingrich Plan to Hold Up Money
House Speaker Newt Gingrich's proposal to withhold about half of the remaining portion of the District's annual federal payment as leverage in his battle for school vouchers is tantamount to holding the city's money hostage, D.C. officials and education...
Conferees Reach Accord on Line-Item-Veto Details: Hope to Attach Authority to New Debt-Limit Bill
House and Senate negotiators yesterday ended a yearlong standoff over the line-item veto and agreed to a bill giving the president broad new power to cancel special-interest items in spending and tax bills. The breakthrough came after Senate Majority...
Conference in Turkey Further Threatens Peace in Bosnia
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina - European officials are worried that a U.S.-sponsored conference being held today in Turkey could undermine efforts to pacify the formerly warring factions in Bosnia. The conference being held in Ankara, the Turkish...
Dealers' Advice against Platinum Plugs Likely Based on Evidence
Dear Bob: I have a 1992 Acura Integra and my daughter has a 1991 Mazda Protege. When asked about installing platinum spark plugs, the dealers for both cars said they didn't recommend them because they did not work well in these cars. Is this true,...
Defensive Versatility Big Asset for Terps
TEMPE, Ariz. - You've got the 2-1-2 press and the triangle-and-two. There's a halfcourt press and a diamond-and-one. And don't forget the seldom-used 1-2-2 press and the traditional straight man-to-man. In all, the Maryland basketball team runs...
Democrats Call Accord Claims on Welfare Reform Premature
Welfare reform could be revised and reintroduced as early as two weeks from now, Republican congressional leaders and governors said yesterday. Final floor votes could begin in late April. But while the Clinton administration signaled cautious...
Demon Treatment That Never Ceases
The murder of 6 million Jews by German National Socialists during World War II has made people in the United States and Europe very sensitive to any aspersion of Jews. Pat Buchanan, for example, cannot express his opinion that Wall Street has sold...
Despite Many Obstacles, Immigrants Are Learning English and Assimilating
I was very disappointed to read Georgie Anne Geyer's March 12 column ("In a mood for border reforms," Commentary). Miss Geyer's claim that "Florida, according to the 1990 census itself, now has a 60 percent foreign-born population, that 50 percent...
Dole Revisits Old Wounds: Emphasizes His Service, Sacrifice in Hospital Stop
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - A somber visit to a former Army hospital here ushered the character issue into the presidential race yesterday when Sen. Bob Dole toured the room where he recovered from his paralyzing World War II wounds. Mr. Dole subtly...
Dulles Area No Place for Baseball Stadium
As the founder of the citizen action group Banded Against the Stadium (BATS) at Dulles, I have spoken with hundreds of residents and business owners during the past 18 months. The overwhelming majority of folks are united in their opinion that...
Duncan Adds 3% to Budget: Incinerator Burns Up Extra $26 per Home
Although there will be no increase in the property tax rate, the average Montgomery County household will pay $123 more a year in taxes and fees next year under the budget proposed yesterday by County Executive Douglas Duncan. Much of the increase...
Embassy Row
IRISH EYES EVERYWHERE Neither Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams nor IRA bombs could stop the Irish from celebrating St. Patrick's Day. But we were surprised to learn the British ambassador has joined the festivities with his own party this year. ...
`Express' Is Anything but; Takes 2 Tales to Dead Ends
Talented but coyly skittish and exasperating, the Hong Kong import "Chungking Express" may or may not transform Wong Kar-Wai into a cult discovery in the American art-house market. But Mr. Wong risks exhausting his audience's patience with a plot...
Extra Points;roundup
Kings keep wheeling, make deal with Rangers The Los Angeles Kings, ridding their roster of high-priced veterans following the trade of Wayne Gretzky, dealt Marty McSorley, Jari Kurri and Shane Churla to the New York Rangers yesterday for Ray Ferraro...
Fees, Regulations and Other Condo Concerns
Viewers of last week's "Washington Times Home Guide Show" on NewsChannel 8 heard the following questions about buying a condominium, with discussion by Home Guide Editor Peter Vandevanter; Brenda Ureke, a Realtor with RE/MAX Executex; John Fitzgerald,...
Forbes Takes Shots at Clinton as He Gives Up Republican Race: Magazine Publisher Endorses Dole, Fights for Tax Reform
Steve Forbes yesterday formally ended his long-shot campaign for the Republican presidential nomination by endorsing Bob Dole as a man of character and criticizing President Clinton as a man lacking it. "Even if I disagreed with Senator Dole about...
For GW, It's Simply a Matter of Respect
Maybe success in the NCAA tournament will give the George Washington women's basketball team the respect it has been seeking all season. The accolades were muted as the Colonials won a school-record 15 games in a row, 19 of their final 20 and their...
General Motors Strike Could Evolve into Lengthy Battle over Outsourcing
Like Union and Confederate forces blundering into each other outside the small Pennsylvania village of Gettysburg, labor and management at General Motors appear to have stumbled with little advance planning into an epic clash of wills in Ohio. ...
Getting into the Spring of Things in Springfield
Just southwest of Alexandria, Springfield continues to blossom in the southeast part of Fairfax County. Greater Springfield includes Franconia, Burke, Newington and West Springfield. This green land filled with winding neighborhood streets and...
GMC-Pontiac Link Has Upscale Goals
The fact that General Motors' GMC Division has scratched the word "Truck" from its name doesn't mean that it's shedding the pure truck image it's had for decades. But it has added a car to its banner. "The decision to make the GMC Truck Division...
Government Strikes at Heart of Detroit la Costra Nostra: Suspected Top Bosses Are Arrested in Probe of Murder, Racketeering
Federal authorities have indicted the boss and several top La Cosa Nostra leaders in Detroit in a sweeping investigation into 30 years of murder, beatings, extortion and racketeering, Attorney General Janet Reno said yesterday. The reputed boss,...
Guidelines Created to Fight On-Job Violence
Merida Rodriguez, an aide at Bronx Municipal Hospital in New York City, lost her baby as she tried to play the peacemaker. Attempting to break up a fight between two patients in November 1994, Mrs. Rodriguez was struck on her side with a chair...
GW's Koul Kid Moving onto Center Stage
TEMPE, Ariz. - In the beginning, there was such a wonderful innocence about Alexander Koul. Before his first college game last season, George Washington athletic director Jack Kvancz came up to him in the locker room and said, "You know, Sasha, this...
Here's the Gear You'll Need
Newcomers to fishing are easily confused with a wide array of equipment sold in local shops and specialty catalogues. Let's remove some of the mystery and show you the various types of gear anglers use. * Spinning rods and spinning reels are our...
Hillary's Name Turns Up at Trial of McDougals: Mentioned in '85 Memo about Meeting
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Prosecutors for the first time yesterday brought Hillary Rodham Clinton's name into the Whitewater-related trial of Gov. Jim Guy Tucker and the former business partners of the Clintons. Mrs. Clinton was mentioned in a memo...
Hold Gavel on Digital-TV Airwave Auction
While the budget and commerce committees in Congress jockey for position on whether a digital-television spectrum auction is a budget issue - or a good old-fashioned telecommunications issue - I sure hope folks don't simply forget how we arrived here...
Home Buyers Are Wide Awake to American Dream: New Program Boosts Ownership
It was a dream, a private wish she nurtured for much of her adult life. At 43, Wanda Arrington finally turned her fantasy into a reality and purchased a home. For the first time, it did not matter that the single schoolteacher from Washington had...
How to Stock a Beginner's Tacklebox
It really doesn't matter what type and brand of tacklebox you purchase, just remember that in many instances you'll have to lug the thing from your car to the water, so go easy on the size. Sure, a suitcase-type tacklebox will hold everything you...
Inside Politics
BOLD DECLARATION Clinton political strategist Dick Morris "reportedly came into a strategy session the other day and boldly declared that the president now had a `permanent electoral majority' for the Nov. 5 election," Wall Street Journal columnist...
Inside the Beltway
TAKE WHITEWATER "Take Whitewater. Please, somebody take Whitewater," Rep. James A. Traficant Jr. pleaded this week after reading that an alternate juror has appeared every day at the Whitewater trial wearing a "Star Trek" costume. "Whitewater...
Issues to Consider before Buying First Home
We've lived in an apartment for the first year of our marriage and now feel ready to purchase our first home. We've read your column and books but still don't know where to start. Can you give us some tips on buying our first home? - Sam and...
Mansion's Split Personality of Elegance and Rural Feel
Finding a glamorous French Provincial mansion in the midst of North Stafford's farm country is a bit unexpected, but definitely appealing. Surrounded by 62 acres of rolling hills, a cow pasture, a two-acre pond stocked with fish and a barn for...
Ministry Helps Homosexuals out of the Gay Lifestyle: Conference Set for Falls Church
"Denise" is a tall, attractive black woman in her early 30s, a Marine Corps sergeant who had a predilection for women as well as men. Six months ago, she picked up a copy of City Paper and read the ad that changed her life. "It said, `Are you...
Monte Carlo Upgrades Styling, Provides Smoother, Quieter Ride
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The 1995 Monte Carlo cleaned up on the racetracks. That contributed to major advances in the showroom traffic and sales for the complete lineup. The Lumina name came along in 1988 when the rear-drive platforms were dropped,...
Mr. Reich's Modest Proposal
In a recent Financial Times essay, Secretary of Labor Robert Reich addressed the problem of "anger over the falling living standards of many Americans." In order to cope with the worldwide economic changes brought about by the globalization of capital...
Muslim Leader Stands Up for Libya: Farrakhan Told to Register as Agent
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan spoke out strongly on behalf of Libya yesterday as the Justice Department officially warned him to register as a foreign agent if he intends to represent the terrorist regime. Mr. Farrakhan, who recently...
North Dakota Lawyer Saves GM Billions in Big Cases
DETROIT - Using sensational footage of a pickup truck bursting into flames, NBC's "Dateline" newsmagazine painted a devastating picture of an automaker wantonly risking lives to save money. But if NBC wanted to try the case of the GM sidesaddle...
Panel Votes to Split Immigration Reform: Legal Aliens to Be Debated Separately
The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday voted 12-6 to split an immigration-reform bill into two measures that deal separately with legal and illegal immigration. "By splitting the bill, the committee has said we will not allow unhappiness with...
Pontiac's Sunfire Convertible Equates to Mini-Firebird for 19K
It is hard to believe that in the dark days of the early '70s, it looked as though there would be no more convertibles in our automotive universe. Impending rollover standards, that never appeared, pushed many an automaker into dropping their ragtops,...
President Gives Israel Assurances on Security: Moral, Political Help Also Promised
JERUSALEM - President Clinton, with symbolism and cold cash, yesterday pledged strengthened security ties with Israel. "We are always looking for ways to improve the nature of our security relationship and the strength of Israel's security," he...
Pressures Demand Immigration Reform
The scale, depth and extent of the current immigration crisis in the United States is partly the result of the impact on American shores of worldwide population trends. In 1950, the world population was estimated at 2.5 billion people, but now the...
Psychotic Charged with Killing Parents: Man Surrenders after Standoff at Bethesda Home
Police yesterday charged a Bethesda man who has a long history of psychiatric problems with murdering his parents, arresting him after a six-hour standoff at his Bethesda home. Donald Lawrence Levin, 47, of the 9900 block of Fernwood Road is charged...
Red Ink Should Never Endanger Voting Rights
Blood literally flowed in Southern streets so that everyone could vote in this country. But that basic American right was in jeopardy this week in the nation's capital, of all places, because of red ink, of all things. Earlier this week, Emmett...
Report on Missile Threat to U.S. Too Optimistic, Woolsey Charges
Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey told Congress yesterday that a recent intelligence estimate on the missile threat to the United States was flawed and should not be used as a basis for defense policies. Appearing before the House National...
Revved Up, Ready to Go-Go: Back from a Stroke, Max Kidd Wants to Resurrect the Beat
Many people know go-go as the music of Washington. What they may not know is that the man who helped bring go-go to the forefront did so while living right here in town. Max Kidd, 54 and paralyzed on his right side since suffering a stroke and...
Saying Goodbye, Diplomatically
"Think of where man's glory most begins and ends and say my glory was that I had such friends." Doubtless few Washington speeches include the words of Irish poet William Butler Yeats, but when it comes to stylish appearances and smoothly crafted...
Senate Rejects Measure to Limit State Regulators
ANNAPOLIS - A Senate committee rejected a bill yesterday that would have sharply restricted state regulators' power to exceed federal standards on such things as air pollution, nursing homes and hospitals. The Senate Economic and Environmental...
Sensa-Trac Shocks Greatly Aid Handling
Renovating, a concept usually applied to a house, is worth thinking about for cars. There are things that can be done to a car, minivan or pickup that can greatly affect the way they behave. One of the simplest automotive renovations involves...
Snowboard-Ski Merger Will Be the Hot Trend on Slopes Next Season
LAS VEGAS - The biggest trend in snow sports for the 1996-97 season will be a blending of skiing and snowboarding, a phenomenon that couldn't be missed here at the SIA Ski, Snowboard & Outdoor Sports Show. There is a growing crossover of alpine...
Some of the Facts Missing from the Debate on HIV and the U.S. Military
Congratulations to Rowan Scarborough and The Washington Times for again presenting fact rather than fiction in a recent article on the discharge of HIV-positive/AIDS-infected troops from the U.S. military ("HIV-positive troops lose special treatment,"...
So, You Want to Take Up Fishing
When a reader recently reminded us that newspapers and certain cable TV channels pay too much attention to anglers who already are heavily into the sport, our ears perked up. The man was right. We forget - albeit unintentionally - that somewhere...
Spring Seems to Be Busting out All Over
Let the sun shine warmly for a couple of days and the fish begin to bite. It's happening all over the place. We'll begin with a young military man who answers to the nickname Commander Schnokel. "I caught some yellow perch at Allen's Fresh," he...
Supply System May Aid Strikers
As U.S. carmakers have improved assembly-line efficiency and saved money by shipping parts on a just-in-time schedule, they also may be exposing an Achilles' heel to their labor unions. A strike by just 3,000 United Auto Workers union members...
Tailhook Commander Stays One - for Now: Promotion Still Can't Clear Senate Panel
Senate supporters of Navy Cmdr. Robert Stumpf have failed to win enough support to push through his promotion to captain over the objections of the Senate Armed Services Committee. But the committee may again face the sticky question later this...
Taiwan Threat Tests U.S. Resolve
TAIPEI, Taiwan - Chinese threats toward Taiwan present the United States with perhaps the most serious threat since Vietnam to its stated role as a guarantor of peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. Under the 1979 Taiwan relations act,...
Teens on Trial
The longest regular session of the Virginia General Assembly has at last ended, two days beyond its deadline. Once upon a time, such a delay would never have happened because ruling Democrats could ram through legislation almost at will. Now that...
The Pleasure of Propaganda Delivered, of Course, with a Zen-Like Stare
Hurray for Bernard Goldberg, the insider at CBS News who finally publicized the fact that the emperor has no clothes or, in this case, objectivity ("Thanks to Bernard Goldberg, we get an honest assessment of CBS bias," Letters, Feb. 22; "Insider's...
The Return of Moral Equivalence
After the fall of the Soviet Union, the field of Sovietology has fallen on hard times. Surprised? Astounded? If you are utterly bewildered that it should so happen that once the worldwide struggle between the forces of totalitarianism and liberal...
The Strange World of Fluctuating Mortgage Rates
Why does the mortgage rate go up? I get that question more than any other these days. That's because the mortgage rate was expected to go down early this year, but it hasn't. For instance, in the past three weeks the rate actually has been going...
Three Sure-Fire Ways to Your First Catch
In 30 years of writing about sport fishing and more than 49 years of angling experience I've learned about three sure-fire ways of getting a fish. The first involves pulling the pin on a hand grenade and throwing it into a lake or river. It's illegal...
Time for an '80S Rerun: Hoya Paranoia
RICHMOND - Through the first half of this decade, March has been a quiet month on the Hilltop - too quiet. Since 1989, only one Georgetown team - last year's - has gained the NCAA tournament's Sweet 16, and none has gone beyond to the hallowed ground...
U.S. Cites Need for Free Trade Region: Private Sector Seen as Key to Fruition
Trade ministers and business representatives from throughout the Americas will meet in Colombia next week to map out the next steps toward establishing a free-trade region from Canada to Tierra del Fuego, officials said yesterday. Commerce Secretary...
Venerable Victorians
Coleman Homes is building an unusual series of authentic Victorian houses at Fawn Lake that feature such whimsical details as turrets, towers and gazebos. Adding to the charm are such exterior features as decorative shingles, gingerbread trim, asymmetrical...
Washington Really Did Sleep Here
There are many historical sites preserved in Alexandria. The Carlyle House (703/549-2997) was built in 1752 using blueprints of a mansion in Scotland. It was there that in 1755 British Gen. Edward Braddock planned his campaign in the French and...
We Do So Have a China Policy
What do you mean we have no policy with respect to Taiwan? Where armed Chinese communist missiles come splashing in regularly and two American U.S. Navy battle groups are cruising defensively in one of the world's great and most dangerous waterways?...
West Springfield Terrace
Each week, The Washington Times profiles an area rental community to see what it might be like to live there. ADDRESS: 8525 Burling Wood Drive, Springfield RENT: One-bedroom apartments, $795; one-bedroom units with den, $830; two-bedroom, one-bathroom...
When Hunt Season Closes, Visit a Shooting Club
KEARNEYSVILLE, W.Va. - The moment our car rolled onto the farm lane - the Opequon Creek on one side, a dense stand of pines on the other - several whitetailed deer crossed the road, and that was only for starters. Less than three minutes later one...
Where to Go to Get Started
Here's where freshwater anglers ought to start: PUBLIC LAKES OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA FAIRFAX COUNTY: 1. Burke Lake - On Ox Road (Route 123), 218 acres. For shore walkers and boaters. Snack and bait shop, boat rentals, small-boat launching...
Woodies Bidder Heads City Panel: Developer Helped by Zoning Ruling
The developer poised to acquire the Woodward & Lothrop flagship store is leading a mayoral task force to advise the city on how to revitalize the downtown shopping district. Herbert Miller, president of Western Development Corp., orchestrated...
Wounded by War as Fought at Home: Women's `Stories' Good Oral History
"War Stories," booked for a week at the Biograph, may need a little more time to rally an appreciative public - which it certainly merits. An absorbing and edifying documentary compilation, the film preserves the recollections of seven New Zealand...
Youngsters Get Chance for Caps
The Washington Capitals will find out tonight if they should have saved several of those goals in Tuesday's night's 9-0 rout of Vancouver for another occasion. The Boston Bruins are at USAir Arena tonight, the first of two home games for the Caps...