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 July 17, 1996

A Credit Deal - or Not? Co-Branded Cards' Offers Raise Takers, Debts
The appearance if not the reality of something for nothing is fueling demand for co-branded credit cards offered by banks and retailers working in tandem to promote the use of plastic for even the most pedestrian purchases. Locally, companies such...
Agassi Survives Mini-Battle
After losing in the first round of Wimbledon, the last thing Andre Agassi wanted was to let the same thing happen again in his first match of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic. Agassi wanted to win convincingly last night before 7,500 at the sold-out...
Alexander's Ragtime Band Off-Key as Blue Jays Play Tune on Mussina
BALTIMORE - Day II of The Great Manny Alexander Experiment was not nearly as smooth as its opening act. Alexander, in only his second significant start at shortstop in three years, made several fundamental mistakes as the Baltimore Orioles fell...
At Capitol Park, Not Even the Name's the Same
Novell Sullivan, 57, has lived in the Capitol Park Apartments for more than 20 years. He isn't sure why that has to change. "When I've thought of home for over 20 years, the name was Capitol Park. The owners should have consulted the tenants before...
Barry Bill on Parole Not Ready
Nearly four months after Mayor Marion Barry promised to introduce a bill "within 30 days" to abolish parole for convicted murderers, the D.C. Council today will adjourn until Sept. 16 without having seen his legislation. During his State of the...
Bloods Member: Witcher Planned Teen Girl's Killing
A high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang testified yesterday that Chris Stopher Witcher, 18, told him he was planning the murder of 14-year-old Tatia Brennan of Suitland before she was killed Nov. 27. The testimony of Arthur "Compton" Allen...
Busy Work for Policy Wonks in Moscow
This was a week for Moscow mothers to keep their policy wonk children safe at home. The Gore-Chernomyrdin Commission was back in town. No one except the odd conspiracy buff pays much attention when this bureaucratic juggernaut rolls into the capitals...
Cantwell Swept in ATP Tour Debut
Local wild card Danny Cantwell (Salisbury, Md.) lost last night to Karol Kucera, an unseeded player, 6-4, 6-0. Kucera is ranked No. 91 on the ATP tour. Cantwell, making his debut on the ATP Tour, couldn't capitalize on his serves, winning only...
Caps Turn on the Power, Land Free Agent Housley
Although they still haven't found a big-time scoring forward to complement Peter Bondra, the Washington Capitals gave their power play a needed booster shot yesterday by landing free-agent defenseman Phil Housley from New Jersey. Two independent...
Change of Policy on Drugs Assailed: Treatment Is Urged for Minor Offenders
The argument over the wisdom of a newly written drug-enforcement policy in Montgomery County shifted from press conferences to the courthouse yesterday. State's Attorney Andrew L. Sonner's new prosecution policy, which takes effect Aug. 1, emphasizes...
Chlorine Tests Stir New Water Fears: High Concentrations of Carcinogen Found
By Barrington Salmon THE WASHINGTON TIMES The District's drinking-water blues continue. Tests done by an independent environmental group last week revealed that the city's treated tap water is rife with high levels of cancer-causing chlorine...
Clinton Issues Welfare Option: Won't Be Needed If Congress Acts
President Clinton yesterday challenged Congress to either join him in getting tough on welfare or lose election-year credit for moving people from welfare to work. In his latest effort to make good on his 1992 promise to reform welfare, Mr. Clinton...
Clinton Stalls Anti-Castro Sanctions
President Clinton yesterday ordered new anti-Castro economic sanctions into force, but put off for six months - and possibly indefinitely - their practical impact on foreign governments and firms doing business with Cuba. In a widely criticized...
Compromise on School Prayer Prepared: House Panel to Take Up `Marriage' of Proposed Constitutional Amendments
A proposed constitutional amendment allowing voluntary prayer in public schools has been revived in the House, but Senate leaders said yesterday they have no plans to bring up the issue this year. The House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution...
Cowboys' Irvin Praises God, Apologizes to His Family, Fans
DALLAS - A contrite Michael Irvin yesterday praised God, his family, his lawyers and his Dallas Cowboys "secondary family" for sticking with him through his recent drug trial, which ended with formal sentencing on a plea bargain. He apologized...
Defendant Seeks Mistrial after Stabbing Witness
A federal judge will decide today whether to declare a mistrial in the case of a D.C. man who leapt from his wheelchair Monday and stabbed a former girlfriend who had just finished testifying against him in a full courtroom. Harold Cunningham...
Defending Champion Daly a Long Shot to Win Tournament
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England - When last seen on this side of the Atlantic, John Daly was near the 18th green, clinging to his wife and nervously wondering what you had to do to win a British Open. And there was Costantino Rocca, brutally gagging on...
Democrat's Fiery Orator Bryan Pushed Party to Left over Gold: Addressed Badly Divided Chicago Convention in 1896
After a century, the Democratic Party has come full circle ideologically. On July 9, 1896, a young former congressman from Nebraska named William Jennings Bryan addressed a badly divided Democratic National Convention in Chicago. At issue was...
Don't Expect Success from PG Dress Code
The bold souls who constitute the Prince George's County school board are (metaphorically speaking, to be sure) trying to swim across the Chesapeake Bay wearing thick parkas, wool gloves and hiking boots. Which is by way of saying that the countywide...
Drugs and the White House
So far as anyone knows, Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has not yet received his apology from White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta. Readers will recall that in December 1994, just before taking office as speaker, Mr. Gingrich revealed -...
Embassy Row
SOUND-BITE DIPLOMACY The State Department yesterday upset many diplomatic reporters with a change in the daily press briefing that led some senior journalists to complain that Foggy Bottom is giving in to sound-bite diplomacy. The new rule...
Extra Points;roundup
Roy among 24 that file for NHL arbitration Three members of the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche, including goalie Patrick Roy, are among 24 players eligible for salary arbitration, the league said yesterday. Players were required to...
Fractured Opposition Poses Little Threat to Gadhafi's Reign
Mary-Jane Deeb is a professor of international relations in the School of International Service at American University and editor of Middle East Journal. She spoke with Deputy Foreign Editor Richard C. Gross. Question: How much of a challenge...
Getting with the Bob Dole Program
Call them the "Get Right with Dole" moments. These would be the occasions on which the Republican Party corpus, more or less in its entirety, has joined hands to declare its faith in the party's presumptive nominee. These are the moments when everyone...
GOP Cheers Molinari as Keynoter
Rep. Susan Molinari is pro-choice. She voted for the Brady Bill. She's against term limits and hails from the nation's largest East Coast metropolis, far from the party's geographic bases in the South and the Midwest. And with few exceptions,...
Governors to Create `Entity' for Education: Would Help Set Academic Goals
The National Governors' Association, meeting in Puerto Rico, approved the creation of a new, privately funded, nongovernmental "entity" yesterday that would help state and local school systems develop rigorous academic standards and assessments. ...
Harris Falls Short in Last Attempt for 5,000
The Olympic dream came to a crashing halt Monday afternoon for Arlington distance runner Ronnie Harris. The Navy lieutenant failed in Montreal in his last opportunity to qualify for the Olympic 5,000 meters, finishing 32 seconds slower than the...
Inside Politics
LIMBAUGH'S TV EXIT Rush Limbaugh, on his radio show Monday, announced that his syndicated television program will come to an end in August. But the trade paper Variety reports that the conservative commentator may carve out some sort of role with...
Inside the Beltway
SMART GUY Robert Bell is the White House National Security Council staff specialist for arms control. To put it mildly, Mr. Bell has been sharply critical of this newspaper's in-depth (and accurate) coverage of the ongoing U.S.-Russian missile...
Jackson in Japan to Press Mitsubishi: Wants It to Settle Sex-Bias Lawsuit
TOKYO - In a nation where women office workers often suffer the humiliation of fanny pats from male superiors, Jesse Jackson's crusade against sexual harassment seems a bit out of place. Nevertheless, the U.S. civil rights figure is in Japan this...
July 17
STARS MONDAY * Bob Wolcott needed only 80 pitches for a five-hitter as Seattle beat Oakland 5-1. He walked none and struck out six in his first complete game in the majors. * Ray Lankford homered twice, doubled and drove in a career-high five...
Juwan: `I Did Not Want to Leave ...'
Juwan Howard said a few words to the media, gave some goodbye hugs, climbed into a black stretch limousine and pulled out of sight. Thus ended Howard's first public appearance in the area since he agreed to terms with the Miami Heat and left the...
Last Chance on Welfare
The Republican congressional leadership's decision to de-link Medicaid reform from welfare reform, a move instigated by presumptive GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole, suddenly breathes new life into Congress' efforts to overhaul the dependence-based,...
Lindsey Changes His Story: Clinton Aide Concedes Withdrawals for '90 Campaign Not `Fully Disclosed'
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - White House Deputy Counsel Bruce Lindsey, in his first day of testimony in the Whitewater trial of two Arkansas bankers, pulled away from earlier claims that cash withdrawals he sought for the 1990 Clinton gubernatorial campaign...
Lott Has No Plans for Big Role in District
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, who has endorsed a bill granting the District a cut in federal income taxes, said yesterday he doesn't foresee becoming especially active in city affairs. "I don't know that I would say I'm going to take an active...
Making Transition from Eater to Cook
Two new cookbooks meant to come to the rescue of novice cooks are on the market. "Help! My Apartment Has a Kitchen" by Kevin Mills and his mother, Nancy Mills, (Chapters Publishing, $14.95 softcover) and "The Kitchen Klutz" by Colleen Johnson (St....
Metro Firms
NEW STORY Host Marriott shows profit for quarter Host Marriott Corp. reported that net income for its second quarter ended June 30 was $7 million (3 cents a share), compared with a loss of $1 million (1 cent) in the same quarter last year....
Mrs. Dole Steps in to Rejuvenate Husband's Run for White House
Bob Dole's presidential campaign is stalled because, fellow Republicans say, he cannot find the words to tell America why he should be president. Elizabeth Dole, his wife, found the words for him Monday night when the couple appeared on CNN's "Larry...
`Multiplicity': Michael Keaton in Quadruplicate
"Multiplicity" showcases Michael Keaton as the season's second multiple-role virtuoso. His four-way stretch as a Pasadena contractor named Doug Kinney and Doug's three divergent clones doesn't exceed Eddie Murphy's seven-part feat in "The Nutty Professor,"...
New School Program Isn't `Dumbing Down'
A recent "If You Ask Me" column ("Communism lives in Fairfax school plan," June 25) by Barbara Collins and a letter from Mary Breed ("If you don't like academic shift, now is time to sound off," June 25) were so fraught with misinformation about the...
O'Neal Says `Kazaam,' Up Pops a Nice Flick
As a movie star, Shaquille O'Neal dribbles a mean basketball. Ohhh, ohhhh, another one of those nasty reviews coming up. Wrong. "Kazaam," starring the redoubtable NBA superstar, is one of those enjoyable little films that fills about 1 1/2...
Orioles Shaft Cal with Shift to Third
If you think Juwan Howard and the Bullets were bad, wait until you see Cal Ripken and the Baltimore Orioles. Think about it. You have Ripken, arguably the biggest star in the game, who still believes he can play shortstop, being moved to third...
Panel Subpoenas Marceca, His Files: Senators Seek Way around Fifth
The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday voted unanimously to subpoena Anthony Marceca, a former White House aide at the center of the FBI files scandal, as well as the documents he took from FBI and White House files. Mr. Marceca, an Army investigator...
Peachy History of Nectarines
Forget that notion that the nectarine is the result of crossing the peach with the plum. The nectarine is a peach, a variety of the common peach; both have the botanical name Prunus persica, but the nectarine has the varietal name nectarina. Thus,...
Pitched Battle: Frerotte vs. Shuler: Redskins Must Decide
Despite starting 15 games over the past two seasons, Washington Redskins quarterback Gus Frerotte had been considered Heath Shuler's backup. No longer. Frerotte will get an even chance to lose his "interim" status as the Redskins open training camp...
Politicos Find Tennis Benefit an Enjoyable Challenge
Sunday saw the Washington Tennis Foundation's second annual Capital Tennis Challenge come off without a hitch, delighting those on hand at the event, which brought together Washington celebs to benefit at-risk youth. Sunday also witnessed, however,...
Progress Made in Allen Talks; Asher, Davis Sign Contracts
There finally has been progress in the long-stalled contract negotiations between the Washington Redskins and halfback Terry Allen, sources say. The three-time 1,000-yard rusher, who fell just 38 yards shy of Hall of Famer John Riggins' single-season...
Scooping Up Ice-Cream History
The history of ice cream is equally the story of packaging and mass merchandising, says David Shayt, specialist in social and cultural history at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The museum has on view through Aug. 4 a small...
Selection of Chubais a Victory for Reform: But Russians Hate New Chief of Staff
Boris Yeltsin's new chief of staff is a leading champion of free-market reform, but he also is enormously unpopular with Russians who believe he has betrayed and impoverished their country. "Ninety percent of Russia's governors [the Kremlin-appointed...
Simple $5 Dinners with Boneless Chicken Breasts
Last week, we discussed that using sale-priced meats in menu planning can save over one hundred dollars each month. Boneless skinless chicken breast is on sale this week at Safeway and Shoppers for less than $2 a pound. It is also on sale at Giant...
Special Love at a Special Camp
Monica Huckabee likes the challenge of the wall climb. Jennifer Yost likes to swim and play pranks on the counselors. Jeff Vargas likes competing in the camp Olympics. The 62 campers at BRASS Camp are average children enjoying a week away from squabbling...
Strong Growth Pushes Deficit to 15-Year Low
The budget deficit will fall to a 15-year low of $117 billion this year, thanks to Congress' tight controls on spending and a surge in revenues and economic growth, the White House said yesterday. The good news on the deficit underscores the dividends...
The (Bald) Eagle Has Landed, and It's Nesting in Maryland
Maryland officials have every right to be proud of the ever-increasing number of nesting eagles in the state. A "new state record," said an official fax message from Annapolis, which is bit redundant because anytime you set a record, it's new. All...
The Gods and Rains Forsake Navajos, Farming Culture: Quick Fix Elusive as Tribe's Animals Die in Drought
In the beginning, Navajos say, the Holy People gave them the priceless gift of Churro sheep. Now, some say the worst drought to hit the Southwest in a century, scorching millions of acres of sheep-grazing land, may be a sign they have erred by...
The Times Misfires in Anti-Terrorism Attack and Hits American Muslims
We deeply regret the unfortunate decision by your newspaper to attack the reputation of a major, mainstream Muslim institution in America. The attack on the American Muslim Council (AMC) appeared in the midst of your otherwise rightful condemnation...
We Promote on the Basis of Qualifications, Not Diversity
Your recent news articles ("Olympic task awaits worst U.S. air center," Page One, July 1; "FAA warns on blowing whistle," Page One, July 5) suggesting that the Federal Aviation Administration would jeopardize air safety during the Olympic Games because...
Young Fans Mixed on `Business Decision': Howard's End a Foul?
To Juwan Howard, leaving the Washington Bullets was "a business decision." To 14-year-old Gary MacDermid, it was selling out. "He didn't have to take the money," said Gary, who lives in Silver Spring. "I'd stay because I like it better here." ...