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 October 22, 2004

4 or 5 Bedrooms in Ashburn
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Craftmark Homes is building 50 to 80 single-family homes on 1/2-acre homesites at the Village of Waxpool in Ashburn, where residents can enjoy large private homesites. Each home in this...
Activists Seek Rights for Felons; Many States Ease Limits on Ex-Convicts
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Civil rights groups are fighting to loosen state rules for restoring voting rights to felons, potentially adding millions of ex-convicts to voter rolls in the next decade. The nation currently...
Adieu
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Adieu Pierre Salinger, White House press secretary to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, was laid to rest yesterday at Arlington National Cemetery after a funeral Mass at Washington's...
An Interest in Repairing and Moving
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: We are a semiretired couple on a fixed income. Would it be advantageous for us to take out an interest-only loan equal to 75 to 80 percent of our home's value if our goals are: to make...
A Shotgun Marriage; Kerry and Heinz in Black and White
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In an interview published Wednesday in USA Today, Mother Teresa, er, excuse me, Teresa Heinz Kerry, said, "I don't know that she's ever had a real job" - the "she" being Laura Bush. Mrs. Heinz Kerry...
A Steadying Hand, Missing in Action
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "The problem is," said the man pumping Exxon regular into his muddy Ford 150 at a fuel stop not far from Waterproof, hard by the Mississippi River, "we don't have a steadying hand in America anymore. ...
A Surprising Review
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A surprising review " 'Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal,' the highly contested anti-Kerry documentary, should not be shown by the Sinclair Broadcast Group. It should be shown in its entirety on all...
Atlanta Officials Question Voter Applications' Validity
Byline: Jerry Seper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Election officials in Atlanta are questioning the validity of 3,000 voter registration applications collected as part of an effort by a Washington, D.C.-based civil rights organization, working with the...
Awe and Loathing; America's Might Is Recognized and Despised
Byline: Daniel Mandel , SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Why is America disliked so intensely and widely, with special emphasis in the Middle East? Here is one explanation: "No people are so disliked out of their own country ... They assume superiority,...
Big Ben Strikes; Steelers' Roethlisberger Quickly Becomes a Superstar
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Pittsburgh Steelers and rookie Ben Roethlisberger could be adding a third chapter to the NFL's list of unlikely stories involving quarterbacks in recent seasons. In 1999, the St. Louis Rams lost quarterback...
Brown, Haywood on the Spot
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington Wizards big men Kwame Brown and Brendan Haywood, 22- and 25-year-old alumni of the 2001 NBA Draft class, remain unknown quantities heading into their fourth seasons. Unless the Wizards offer...
Bush, Kerry Turn to Religion in Final Weeks; Candidates Evoke Faith on the Stump
Byline: Julia Duin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Both presidential candidates, one a Roman Catholic and the other an evangelical Protestant, are conversant about their faith, with each man making religious pitches down the stretch. This Sunday in Florida,...
Bush Pitches for Catholic Vote; Highlights 'Culture of Life,' Meets Cardinal in Pennsylvania Visit
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES HERSHEY, Pa. - President Bush yesterday met with Cardinal Justin Rigali, the archbishop of Philadelphia, as he continued his election pitch to the nation's 65 million Catholic voters. With Catholics making...
Bye-Bye for Just a Little While
Byline: Bob Cohn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Redskins were a giddy, happy bunch Wednesday, tossing jokes and friendly insults around the dressing room like so many used towels. A needed victory over Chicago was part of it. But mainly it was the start...
Campaign Spending Nears $4 Billion, a Record Level
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Make that billions not millions: Campaign spending is off the chart. At $1.2 billion, this is the most expensive presidential election in history. Add congressional races and the total reaches almost...
Cancer Care Scaremongering
Byline: James L. Martin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Several weeks ago well-meaning oncologists, nurses and other cancer providers trooped through the Capitol, ostensibly for "Cancer Care Awareness Day." Presumably, someone else was treating...
Casual Lives for Active People on Greens
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some 26.7 million Americans played golf at least once in 2000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Although not all those players are so enamored of the game that they choose to purchase a...
Chrysler 300, Magnum Go Back to Their Big-Car Roots
Byline: Frank Aukofer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Big. Rear-wheel drive. V-8 power. Sound familiar? It should. It's the formula that American car builders know best. Over the years, it has given them some of their finest hours. But in...
Corvette Shows No Sign of Aging
Byline: Arv Voss, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The legendary Corvette, Chevrolet's All-American sports car has just gotten unbelievably better. It didn't seem possible following the vast improvements offered up in the C5 version, but driving...
Crudup Dresses Up the 'Beauty' Part; Star Finds 17-Century Role a Rich Opportunity
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Billy Crudup has played an Olympian track runner ("Without Limits"), a rock star at the height of 1970s debauchery ("Almost Famous") and the Elephant Man on Broadway. He's widely regarded as one of the...
Curse Down but Not Out
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Here we go again with talk of the ball rolling through Bill Buckner's legs and the immutable nature of the curse, however you define curse following the most stirring postseason comeback in the history of...
Death Warrant Signed for Killer
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A Prince George's County judge yesterday signed a death warrant for Heath William Burch, who is on death row for the 1995 fatal stabbing of an elderly Capitol Heights couple, a move that could result in...
Diana Keeling
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Company: Coldwell Banker Address: 7272 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, MD 20814 Phone: 301/718-0010 Fax: 301/941-2323 E-mail address: dkeeling@coldwellbankermove. com Web site: www.dianakeeling.com Year started:...
Disaster Skills Put to Test; Casualty Drill Shows Federal, Private Services Work Together
Byline: Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Officials participating in the nation's first collaboration of federal, military and private emergency preparedness learned yesterday that the Washington area is better prepared to respond to a disaster,...
Estate Calls Guests to St. Michaels Waterfront
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A taste of the Caribbean breezes through the estate known as Rivermark on the Miles in St. Michaels at 9791 Pintail Place. This Eastern Shore mansion, which features six octagonal wings...
Fearful Patriot Act?
Byline: James D. Zirin, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Patriot Act, overwhelmingly passed by Congress after September 11, 2001, alarms the American Civil Liberties Union, The Washington Post, the New York Times, government officials in 152...
Female Soldiers Eyed for Combat; Army Seeks End of 1994 Ban
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Army is negotiating with civilian leaders about eliminating a women-in-combat ban so it can place mixed-sex support companies within warfighting units, starting with a division going to Iraq in...
FluMist Maker Combats Shortage; Will Market 3 Million Doses
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES MedImmune Inc. will provide an additional 1 million doses of its FluMist nasal-spray vaccine this year to help the country overcome a shortage of flu shots, U.S. health officials said yesterday. That...
From Russia to Studio
Byline: Christina Ianzito, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Studio Theatre's 2004 fall benefit Tuesday night was a celebration of the new season and a toast to Russia, a font of theatrical innovation, according to all attending. About 200...
Global Warming Cited in Storms
Byline: Heather J. Carlson, THE WASHINGTON TIMES At least 66 persons have died in Japan's 10th typhoon of a record-breaking season, prompting some climatologists to question whether global climate changes are responsible for deadly storm seasons...
Guards, Patrols Planned at Polls; Al Qaeda Not Seen as Threat
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES State and local officials have devised their own strategies for protecting polling places on Election Day that range from posting armed guards to low-profile patrols, because the Department of Homeland...
He's a Sundance Traveler; 'Primer' Creator Stumbles into Real World of Film
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What do $7,000, a head-spinning science-fiction plot and a bunch of exterior light bulbs from Wal-Mart buy these days? For Shane Carruth, a Dallas math whiz, they bought two major awards at the Sundance...
Horror Remake Rates a 'Grudge'; Film Bores as Deaths Multiply
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES If "The Grudge" sounds vaguely familiar, it's only because the prototype, a low-budget Japanese horror thriller known as "Ju-On: The Grudge" is playing at the Landmark E Street Cinema. The remake, shot...
In Defense of the U.N
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ed Feulner's opinion piece in The Washington Times is misinformed and malicious ("Oil for corruption," Commentary, Oct. 7). From the beginning, all allegations against U.N. staff and member states have been treated with...
Indian Scientists Sanctioned for Assisting Iran on Nukes
Byline: Bill Gertz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration has imposed sanctions on two Indian scientists for selling nuclear technology to Iran and is planning additional arms-related sanctions, U.S. officials said. The two scientists...
In the Trenches; Two Volunteers Toil Behind the Scenes of Campaigns
Byline: Chris Baker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Chris Ambrose and Cathy Sundwall have never met, and that's probably a good thing. Mr. Ambrose is a lifelong Democrat. Mrs. Sundwall is a loyal Republican. Both are working overtime these days, but on...
Juvenile Homes' Hiring Targeted; Ex-Criminals Found on Staff
Byline: Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The group homes where the D.C. government houses juvenile delinquents have employed persons with criminal records ranging from burglary to murder, a report issued by the D.C. Office of the Inspector General...
Kerry Bags Geese but Plays Down Gory Details; Ohio Hunt Seen Targeting Gun-Toting Voters
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BOARDMAN, Ohio - Democratic candidate Sen. John Kerry, who has repeatedly brandished firearms during the presidential campaign, bought himself a camouflaged jacket and went goose hunting yesterday in this...
Kerry on Immigration
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's no secret that both presidential candidates are steering clear of discussions on immigration reform. The issue resonates with a majority of Americans on both sides of the aisle in such a way that makes it difficult...
Kerry's Toxic Drug Plan; Proposal Would Create Scarcity
Byline: Robert Goldberg, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES John Kerry has been blaming President Bush for the flu shortage, claiming that the president could have solved the problem - a result of having only two flu manufacturers - three years ago....
Kia's Amanti Manages to Be Quirky and Elegant
Byline: Russ Heaps, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES When Hyundai first unloaded its unremarkable Excel on these shores in the 1980s, imagining a Korean-built quasi-near-luxury sedan that consumers would actually buy was something akin to Cro-Magnon...
Korea's Nuclear Tripwire
Byline: Richard Halloran, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is increasingly apparent North Korea does not intend to give up its aspirations for nuclear arms regardless of concessions by the United States, South Korea and Japan. Many U.S. intelligence...
Land-Rights Debate Looms in Lunar Future
Byline: M. Anthony Carr, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Earthlings will buy anything. A few questionable products I can suggest include the Chia Pet, pet rocks and plots of lunar land. I had not heard about the lunar plots until a few days ago,...
Leigh Reaches Back in Time; 'Vera Drake' a Snapshot of Early '50S
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Mike Leigh's skill at directing ensembles and capturing the comedy of domestic banality was impressively displayed in such films as "Life Is Sweet" and "Secrets & Lies." His new movie, "Vera Drake,"...
Let All the People Feel the Power of Their Vote
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In 11 days, American citizens will cast their ballots to elect the next president of this country. The critical questions this year are not whether people will turn out to vote, but who will get...
Luxury Acura RL Performs
Byline: Ron Moorhead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Acura continues its effort to meld luxury and performance in its vehicles with the all-new RL luxury sedan. Taking the best of what Acura engineers have learned over the years and folding in...
'Miss Saigon' Hits Controversial Target
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES For those who prefer special effects with their show tunes, yes, there is a helicopter in Toby's production of "Miss Saigon." The effect may not be as visceral as the expensive Broadway version, but...
Monheit Leaves Little to 'Chance'
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Taking a Chance on Love Jane Monheit Sony Classical A wave of elation, no doubt, swept over vocalist Gretchen Parlato last month as the winner of the 17th annual Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition....
New Kerry Ad Features 9/11 Widow; Once-Outraged Democrats Now Shrug off Political Use of Attacks
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES John Kerry, who once savaged President Bush for a fleeting image of September 11 in a campaign ad, now is running an ad that features a September 11 widow attacking the president. Although the Bush ad...
Open House's Success Lies in Preparation
Byline: Cary Lee Hanes, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES A fresh coat of paint on the front door, flowerpots on the porch and a well-trimmed lawn create a polished, inviting look and are just a few simple improvements suggested for homeowners preparing...
Packard Droptop Was No Infatuation
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Rick Parker of Rockville was on hand in 1999 when Packard aficionados from around the world gathered in Warren, Ohio, to commemorate the centennial of the first Packard automobiles. Though he has long...
Pastors Take Stands on Issues, Leave Voting to Congregants
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Local mainline and evangelical churches are approaching political issues from different perspectives and with different purposes. "It seems to me, as I look around at churches in general, that just as you...
Paul Nitze
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The roles are reversed these days, but half a century ago, at the Cold War's outset, Democrats were foreign-policy hawks and Republicans were the party of isolation. Paul Nitze was a key Democratic architect of that...
Picture Politics; Conservatives Hype Back in Documentaries
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's the bottom of the ninth, the score is tied and conservatives have begun a full-scale push-back where it matters most - at the movies. OK, I'm kidding. Mostly. It may be that the sermons...
Polite Society Anticipates Teresa's Pizazz
Byline: Stephanie Mansfield, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Federally funded Botox clinics. Diamond pickle pins. Fish stew for state dinners, followed by green tea and Portuguese pound cake. Pre-nups and private Gulfstream jets. Hermes bags, aromatherapy,...
Powell Warns of Tries to Sway U.S. Election; Cautions Iraqis on Radicals
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Secretary of State Colin L. Powell warned yesterday that terrorists in Iraq are stepping up their insurgency in hopes voters will remove President Bush from office but that Americans are "wise enough"...
Quick Fix
Byline: Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Quick fix When Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez wrote to Washington in December about a critical lack of equipment, the Army sprang into action. Looking back today, officials believe it...
Rain on Theron's Parade; 'Head in the Clouds' a Misstep for Oscar Winner
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Picturesque but listless, "Head in the Clouds" is an uninspired attempt to keep rekindling a love match between off-screen sweethearts Charlize Theron and Stuart Townsend while war clouds rumble over Europe...
Re-Elect Frank Wolf
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Few members of Congress are as highly respected on both sides of the aisle on Capitol Hill as Rep. Frank Wolf, a conservative Republican who has represented Northern Virginia in Congress for 24 years. Mr. Wolf represents...
Remembering Ray
Byline: Robyn-Denise Yourse, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Remembering Ray Actor-comedian Jamie Foxx hosts "Genius: A Night for Ray Charles," airing at 9 tonight on CBS. There's no coincidence here. Mr. Foxx stars in the biopic "Ray," directed...
RFK Due to Retain Prime Soccer Seating
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES D.C. United will retain its lucrative base of sideline seats at RFK Stadium despite the arrival of baseball at the 43-year-old stadium, according to plans being developed by the D.C. Sports & Entertainment...
September on Track to Busy Fall
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington-area home sales fell in September to their lowest point since February. This doesn't mean themarket has suddenly cooled off, however. September-February is the slowest period for...
Show in Deale, Md., Set for Tomorrow
Byline: Bill O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Show in Deale, Md., set for tomorrow The South County Car Show will be held tomorrow at Herrington Harbour North Marina, Tracy's Landing in Deale, Md. The Sept. 18 date had been canceled because of...
Sports, Shops in Frederick
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Classic Community Corp. is building 19 neo-traditional single-family homes on 5,000-square-foot homesites at the Villages of Urbana in Frederick, where residents can enjoy a swimming pool,...
Spotlight Dims; D.C. United's Adu Shines amid Decreased Attention
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Now that Freddy Adu is showing the world what the hype was all about, the talk about the teenage soccer sensation is barely a whisper these days. That's just fine with Adu. "I love it like this," Adu...
Statham Retains Starting Job
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maryland quarterback Joel Statham definitely will start against Clemson tomorrow at Death Valley after backup Jordan Steffy missed practice yesterday with an undisclosed injury. Coach Ralph Friedgen declined...
Step into History in Silver Spring House
Byline: Carisa Chappell, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Paint Branch Farms home in Silver Spring gets notice for its striking contemporary exterior and parklike setting. Beneath the surface, though, this home has a history of attracting dignitaries....
'Surviving Christmas' Is DOA; Affleck Can't Revive Stale and Unpromising Holiday Story
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Surviving Christmas," a holiday farce seemingly calculated to type Ben Affleck as an incorrigible chucklehead who probably wouldn't recognize a flattering role if it accosted him in broad daylight, seems...
The Media for Kerry; Vital Questions Still Unanswered
Byline: Diana West, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Absolutely," most reporters want John Kerry to win the election, declares Newsweek's Evan Thomas, commenting on the media bias he says translates into "maybe" five extra points for the Democratic ticket...
Top Polls Prove Reliable in Picking Election Winners
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Several major polling organizations have impressive track records of accurately predicting the outcomes of presidential elections, even though it might have been impossible to predict the chaos of November...
Turkey Meeting EU Standards
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES In his recent column "A knock on the door" (Commentary, Oct. 14), Philip Terzian cites so-called "obstacles" to Turkey's accession to the European Union that bear little relationship to reality. Despite Mr. Terzian's...
U.N. Hurt by Scandal, Annan Says; Probers Release Survey on Oil-for-Food Program
Byline: David R. Sands, THE WASHINGTON TIMES U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said yesterday the world body's reputation had been damaged by a furor over its oil-for-food program in Iraq, as investigators released the fullest accounting to date...
US Airways' Pilots Vote for 18% Salary Reduction; Plan Advances to Change from Legacy to Low-Cost Carrier
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES US Airways' pilots voted to approve a new labor agreement yesterday that will reduce their salaries by 18 percent but will save the airline $300 million a year. The contract gives US Airways many of...
Van Hollen Not Taking Opponent for Granted
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES ANNAPOLIS - Rep. Chris Van Hollen says he is taking seriously Chuck Floyd's bid for his 8th District seat, even though he has raised more money than his Republican challenger. "We are not taking...
'Vera's' Home Truths; Brilliant Drama Shocks, Inspires
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Vera Drake," one of the most accomplished movies in the career of the English filmmaker Mike Leigh, may be difficult to surpass if human interest, period evocation and superlative ensemble acting loom large...
Young Audiences Win with Music Gala
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Musician and educator Marta Casals Istomin can bring a tear to the eye as easily as she can draw a bow across the cello strings. A cellist by training, the former artistic director of the Kennedy...