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 14, 1997

Advice Etc.;radio Waves
DUCKMAN AT WWDC-AM In a reunion of sorts, Bob Duckman joined WWDC-AM (1260) last week as operation director. He has been settling in during the past week and by July 21 will take over the midday slot on the air. At WWDC, he has been reunited...
Advice Etc.;roming the Galaxy
On shelves of computer and entertainment stores is an avalanche of CD-ROM titles. I offer a diverse look at products that may have you pulling out your wallet at your local Best Buy. The Scarlet Letter by Southern Star Interactive (Hybrid for...
A Mom's Painful Reminder: Starbucks Slaying Evoke '95 Murders
Margaret Peay packed up her home in Southeast a month ago and moved with her daughter Latoya, 12, to Temple Hills. "We need to make some new memories for ourselves," says Mrs. Peay, 43, as the two-year anniversary approaches on the August 1995...
Apple May Be Suffering Rot, but Strong Roots Won't Die
One of the funniest scenes - at least to me - in the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" comes at the start. A village, devastated by plague, is piling its dead on wagons to be buried or burned. "Bring out your dead! Bring out your dead!"...
Cameras Not the Answer in Fight against Car Cutters
Last week, "Traffic Stops" published reader Jim Miller's complaint about drivers who zig into lanes they shouldn't and then zag back in line to beat traffic tie-ups. Mr. Miller, 52, a senior business manager from Alexandria, cried foul, and police...
Computer Fears, Spending Surge as Specter of 2000 Comes Closer
Naysayers predict chaos when the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31, 1999. They say that without some drastic overhauls, the nation's computer systems will go haywire, unable to recognize the new year. Exactly what will happen to the nation's computer...
Convenience, New Mix of Tenants Push Neighborhood Centers to Top
Neighboor shopping centers, which still provide the traditional food, drugs, dry-cleaning and shoe-repair stores, are outperforming the larger regional and discount shopping centers, according to the Urban Law Institute. Profits have increased...
Doctor Stirs Storm with AIDS Strategy: Emphasizes Control of HIV Carriers
A physician who is influential in AIDS-prevention policy has become the focus of a growing movement in the medical community to crack down on men and women who spread the HIV virus sexually. "The emphasis [in AIDS prevention] should be on `don't...
Domino's Delivers Reward for Fliers Stuck in Center Seat
To hear Frank Meeks tell it, "very few people have good experiences sitting in the middle seat of a packed airplane." So Mr. Meeks, the owner of 100 or so Washington-area Domino's pizza franchises, is offering unlucky middle-seaters a unique reward...
Easing Economy Could Extend Ride without Rise in Rates
STAYING ON A ROLL "The message from the Federal Reserve last week most certainly was that the central bank is `letting the good times roll.' Growth undoubtedly is expected to stay more moderate, although the Fed's economic forecasts will have...
Embassy Row
WILSON CENTER CRISIS The Woodrow Wilson Center - home of scholars, statesmen and diplomats - is fighting for its life after a House committee voted to slash nearly half its budget. It is trying to alert supporters with an appeal for help and...
Extra Points;roundup
Rodman loses his pro wrestling debut Chicago Bulls bad boy Dennis Rodman, who was suspended by the NBA for head-butting a referee and stomping a courtside photographer, put those moves to use in Daytona Beach, Fla., yesterday in his debut as a...
Fantasies about Foreign Aid
A few weeks ago, First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton invited some reporters to the White House for a sales talk. Her pitch? Foreign aid is good, not just for poor countries but for the United States. We need to give more of it, she said. Before Mrs....
Five Information Technology Executives You Need in Your Rolodex
DANIEL R. BANNISTER Chairman, DynCorp, Reston RESUME: President and chief executive officer, DynCorp, 1985-97; chairman of the board, DynCorp, 1997-present. MEMBER: Chairman, Northern Virginia Technology Council; director, Northern Virginia...
Goldstein Learns Tough Lesson
In the next few months, Rockville's Paul Goldstein will get a realistic look at his tennis future. The 20-year-old Sidwell Friends graduate has always shown promise - he has been a two-time national boys under-18 champion, a full-scholarship player...
Have Patience, Thompson Tells Probe Watchers
Sen. Fred Thompson yesterday advised Americans not to expect headline-grabbing hearings on campaign-finance abuse, but rather a steady, bipartisan inquiry yielding solid results. "It's a building-block approach," the Tennessee Republican said...
Heard ... and Unheard at the Hearings: Alibis for Corruption
Unquestionably the most shocking part of this week's long-awaited Senate hearings on Bill Clinton's campaign fund-raising scandal is the Democrats' strategy to soften the political impact by arguing that "everyone does it." That strategy was deployed...
High-Tech Teams Compete for Best of Free-Agent Talent: Those in the Know Cash in on a Boom
John Cusick rebuffed headhunters last year when they approached him about coming to Washington to lead a new company that needed someone with his experience in the satellite industry and global marketing. Mr. Cusick, the chief executive officer...
Hopkins, Mason, UMd. May Join Forces to Train More Workers
Three of the region's leading universities are considering a team effort to solve one of greater Washington's most vexing economic development problems: the short supply of skilled technology workers. In response to estimates that there are as...
Huang Willing to Talk under Part Immunity
The attorney for John Huang says his client would waive immunity for charges of espionage but would like protection from other charges in exchange for testifying before a Senate panel probing campaign finance. But in separate television interviews...
Inside Politics
BURTON'S PLAN When the House campaign-finance hearings begin in September, Rep. Dan Burton, chairman of the Government Reform and Oversight Committee, promises they will be minus the long-winded speeches by members and the sometimes disjointed...
Island's Rescue to Come from Port's Refuse
A half-decade ago, Poplar Island was a thriving, 1,000-acre farming community supporting hundreds of residents and thousands of Chesapeake Bay ospreys. Now, after years of erosion, the island is nothing more than a string of marshy knolls and mud...
John Banzhaf: Anti-Smoking Leader Suspicious of Settlement
When R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. buried Joe Camel last week, anti-smoking activist John Banzhaf should have been dancing on the cartoon pitchman's grave. After all, the founder and executive director of Action on Smoking and Health has been battling...
JonBenet's Killer May Never Be Found: Cops Still Hopeful; Others Lose Faith
BOULDER, Colo. - As the JonBenet Ramsey murder investigation drags into its seventh month, police still insist they will solve the case. But many others are starting to think the unthinkable: Her killer may have gotten away with murder. Weeks...
Just a Routine Traffic Stop Gone Right
It wasn't dark yet in Prince George's County when the red Honda with the faded Virginia dealer's tags pulled in front of us. Cpl. Felecia Cole, an outgoing and mildly flamboyant black lady cop, pulled it over. Dealer's tags don't really fade that...
Kind Words for a `Warrior': Friends Rally for Sick Poet
Writer Ralph Matthews once dubbed Gaston Neal a "guerrilla word warrior - the first and last angry man, compulsive witness to and participant in urban madness." It is D.C.'s good luck that the urban madness Mr. Neal delved into was taking place...
Late-Shift Workers Live with New Fears
Mohammed Ali changed the way he closes his ice cream shop in Georgetown after the shooting deaths last week of three Starbucks coffeeshop workers about a mile up Wisconsin Avenue. Before closing, Mr. Ali and shop manager Janice Clardy check the...
Lenders, Home Buyers Come Together at Mortgage Site
A strong economy with stable interest rates has created opportunities for many Americans to own homes, and mortgage information sites on the World Wide Web are attracting interest from surfers researching what for most will be the largest purchase...
Liberal Media Yawn at Revelations in Campaign-Fund Hearings
It has the makings of a classic Washington blockbuster. With a president and his men suspected of wrongdoing, the Senate opens hearings and the first witness makes a damaging disclosure about the chief executive. But the stars of print and tube...
Lost Soul Finds Way to Shake Mideast: Sketch Belittling Prophet Stirs Furor
JERUSALEM - Pale and aimless, like a lost Dostoevskian soul, Tatiana Susskind drifted through the back streets of her new homeland, Israel, for six years, searching for direction. Two weeks ago, the Russian-born 25-year-old revealed that her search...
Marlins' Payroll Not Delivering the Goods
Maybe $89 million can buy a spot in the playoffs, but apparently it is not enough to bankroll the division crown. And it certainly won't buy happiness. Through 89 games this season, the Florida Marlins have proved to be in another of the no-win...
Metro Suspends Fifth Supervisor: Escalator Safety Probe Continues
Metro officials have suspended a fifth supervisor responsible for escalator maintenance - the first to be suspended without pay - as part of the mass transit agency's ongoing investigation of falsified maintenance records. The suspension is the...
Military Funeral Fans Bosnian Flames: Serb Hard-Liners Lace Eulogy with Anti-Sfor Rhetoric
BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Bosnian Serb hard-liners yesterday turned a funeral for a notorious concentration-camp chief into a show of support for ousted leader Radovan Karadzic, using rhetoric and military trappings to whip up anger toward the...
Muslims Question Elevation of Imam: Farrakhan's Title Is under a Cloud
When the grand mufti of Cyprus put a white turban on the head of the Nation of Islam leader and declared him a sheik a week ago, assembled witnesses in Chicago celebrated Louis Farrakhan's entry into world Islam. But other leaders of Islam in the...
NATO and the Rolling Stones of History
The NATO summit in Madrid was awash in history, a sound and light reminder of the aftermath of World War II, recalling the clang of the descending Iron Curtain, the freezing temperatures of the Cold War, the seasonal thaw in Eastern Europe, and finally...
Navy Opposes Sharing Sub Technology with Russians
Senior Navy officials are opposing a joint program with Russia sought by Congress that they say could lead to the inappropriate sharing of U.S. nuclear submarine technology, among the military's most critical weapons information. The Navy is worried...
New President Aims to Lift Telogy into the Big Leagues
The latest project for Joseph Crupi, the new president of Telogy Networks in Germantown, was the Golden Gateway, a set of telecommunication software programs. He now hopes the fledgling company makes a gateway to major-player status. "Fundamentally,...
Nine D.C. Law Firms Earn Spots among Nation's Top 100 Producers
Aided by lobbying business on Capitol Hill, Washington's top nine law firms brought in a combined $1.2 billion last year, according to American Lawyer magazine. Those nine took spots in the magazine's July-August survey of "America's 100 Highest...
No Happy Campers with Scott
Dennis Scott experienced a meltdown at his summer camp in Sterling Park last Friday. It wasn't the heat. It was his contract. "Don't ask me for my autograph, because 28 years ago, I was broke," Scott told the campers, ranging in ages 9-17....
Northern Mexican States Repudiate PRI: Prosperity Helps PAN Pry Loose Party's Iron Grip
MONTERREY, Mexico - Nowhere was the political earthquake that jolted Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) a week ago felt more keenly than in the prosperous northern industrial state of Nuevo Leon. Not only did the conservative...
Opening the Voucher Dialogue
Talk about bearding the lion in his den. To her surprise and satisfaction, Wisconsin State Rep. Annette "Polly" Williams has been invited to bring her arguments for school choice and government-funded vouchers to the 88th annual meeting of the National...
O's Woes Continue as Skid Hits Six
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles are stumbling, not quite sure whether to brace for a plunge or merely a few more blunders. A modestly shuffled lineup and more aggressive baserunning yielded an all-too-familiar result yesterday, as the Milwaukee...
President's Childhood Friend Finds New Niche in Latin America: McLarty Sees U.S. Future as Dependent on Hemispheric Ties
Thomas F. "Mack" McLarty followed his kindergarten buddy Bill Clinton from Arkansas to the White House, but he has followed his son to Latin America. "Our son's experience had a lot to do with it," Mr. McLarty, the first of two chiefs of staff...
Racers Rolling Downhill Fast: 41 YOUNGSTERS MAKE STREET SILENT SPEEDWAY FOR A DAY
Absent is the smell of motor oil. Roaring engines don't fill the air. Pit crews are minus the mechanics, but they almost always contain a parent or two. The 1997 Annual Soap Box Derby turned part of Constitution Avenue near the Capitol into a...
School Choice Is Working
You don't have to live in the nation's capital to know public schools are in trouble. While Congress is necessarily playing a larger role in reshaping schools in the District, municipal governments and state legislatures across the nation - including...
Skilled Temps Thrive by Filling Gaps
High-technology companies, suffering from a shortage of qualified workers, are relying more heavily on non-employees to get the job done. "What we are seeing is a lot more people are interested in working as contractors," said Neal Grunstra, the...
Squadron Attacks PG Problem with Plenty of Good, Cheap Food
It's been no secret Prince George's County lacks for good restaurants catering to its business community. But amid the vast desert of faceless takeout and fast-food restaurants, there is an oasis or two. One of them is the 94th Aero Squadron in...
Taking Note of C-SPAN Founder's First Book
Keeping a low profile has always been one of C-SPAN founder Brian Lamb's specialties. The man who put Congress on TV prefers to stay in the background as the cameras roll on - and sometimes over - those unable to resist the unpitying spotlight of...
Tennis No Longer Coming Up Aces
Tennis is dying a slow death, so say some in and around the game. The more optimistic spin is that the genteel sport is just taking a nap, experiencing a cyclical downturn in interest while the attention of Americans is divided by newer sports...
The U.N. Report
KABILA FORCES FAULTED A new U.N. report finds that forces loyal to Congo President Laurent Kabila engaged in a systematic assault on Rwandan Hutu refugees so "savage" it might qualify as genocide or crimes against humanity. The report, written...
Tithing and the Simple Life Are Bible Guidelines for Joy
Excerpts from a sermon given yesterday by the Rev. Thomas G. Morrow at St. Thomas Apostle Catholic Church in the District. In the 13th century, there was a certain heresy in the church called Albigensianism. They claimed that matter was evil....
Travels with the President
The summer sun is baking, the swimming pools are brimming full and echoing with the cries of "Marco Polo," and the world (most of it anyway) is at peace. So Americans could be forgiven for wondering what President Clinton was doing in Europe last week,...
User-Focused Computer Company Puts Employees First
A few years ago, Yong Kim changed his business philosophy from placing the client above everyone else. "One employee can ruin the whole customer relationship," said the founder of User Technology Associates Inc. in Arlington. "The employee is...
Vets Rally around Proposed Health Legislation
Dear Sgt. Shaft: A disturbing trend is affecting retired military men and women. I called a local military dental clinic to schedule a cleaning and exam, and was told the facility (Fort Belvoir) no longer serviced retirees. When I called Fort...
Westbrook Can't Wait for Healthy Season
Michael Westbrook wants to catch 90 passes this season . . . if the Washington Redskins' receiver can stay healthy. That's a big if. Westbrook missed five games in each of his first two seasons with knee and ankle injuries. Fox announcer Terry...
What Color Are Your Test Scores?
A racial bean-counter's work is never done. This week a federal task force proposed that come the next Census in 2000, Americans be allowed to classify themselves in more than one racial category. Like the self-styled Cablinasian Tiger Woods, who...
Wild Blue Yonder: Expansive Lake of the Woods Hooks Anglers
NESTOR FALLS, Ontario - The almost unbelievably huge proportions of the best fishing water in these parts, Lake of the Woods, can't be fully appreciated until a new Canadian pal rattles off stark statistics: When all the surface water, plus 14,000...
Youngsters Can Chase Number of Records
With 400 junior fishing world records still vacant at the start of the year, children from around the world have been busy submitting potential world records to the International Game Fish Association, headquartered in Pompano Beach, Fla. More...
Yurie's Fast Start Could Slam into Commercial Challenges
These are heady days for Yurie Systems, a Landover maker of data-switching devices for telecommunication networks. The 5-year-old company posted revenue growth of 251 percent last year, went public in February and saw its stock more than double in...