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 November 3, 1997

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. Boggle by Hasbro Interactive (For PC: Windows 95. Minimum requirements...
AIDS as Serial Killer
Nushawn Williams has been a loaded gun walking the streets since September, 1996. That's when health officials tested him and found that he was HIV positive. They warned him to take precautions. A health official gave him a stern lecture about...
A Not So Saccharin Story
How easy it is to start a health panic - and how hard to end it. Back in 1977 a single Canadian study concluded that the artificial sweetener saccharin caused bladder cancer in rats. Within months the FDA tried to ban the stuff, but failed when voters...
Asian Market Bug May Strengthen U.S. Stocks
CATCHING THE ASIAN FLU "This is the first time since before World War II that a major U.S. market event was triggered from abroad. However, while we live in a global economy, the situation will affect the United States differently from Japan and...
Awards in the Air
The March of Dimes toasted local radio broadcasters Wednesday with a gala luncheon at the Mayflower Hotel and its Achievement in Radio (AIR) awards, celebrating everything from best new talent in the market to best newscaster to best station-sponsored...
Beleaguered Defensive Line Finally Finds Some Relief
CHICAGO - The Washington Redskins found relief for their beleaguered defensive line in two second-year players, a rookie and a newcomer signed on Friday who combined for the team's best effort against the run this season. The Chicago Bears gained...
Bilingual-Education Waiver Pays off with Better Grades: Other California School Districts Eye English Immersion
LOS ANGELES - Students in the first California school district to win a waiver of long-standing state bilingual-education requirements significantly improved both their academic performance and English-language skills during the first 18 months they...
Budget Dispute in Congress Hurts D.C
D.C. officials are warning that residents may see fewer firetrucks on the streets, shorter hours at public libraries and a snowfall that crews can't cope with, all because Congress is still wrangling over the city budget. The $5 billion budget...
Calvin Koonce: Koonce Unflappable in Teeth of Oscillating Stock Market
Calvin Koonce, head of Koonce Securities in Rockville, was calm about Wall Street's wild gyrations last week. Since the brokerage was founded in 1979, Mr. Koonce has seen many stock downturns, especially the crash of 1987. On Thursday, Koonce...
Case Is in Good Hands: Kasi's Judge Is Known for Courtroom Control
If Judge J. Howe "Hang 'em High" Brown has anything to say about it - and defense lawyers who've felt his sting know he does - the trial of Mir Aimal Kasi, the Pakistani native accused of a 1993 double-murder outside CIA headquarters in Langley, Va.,...
Clinton and NEA vs. Choice
When the House passed a novel school choice bill late last month by a 32-vote margin, Senate Democrats like New Jersey's Bob Torricelli, who supports the idea, braced for a fierce assault from the teachers union. The National Education Association,...
Clinton to Try to Boost Beyer into Comeback
President Clinton, who once dubbed himself "the comeback kid," will try to revive Democrat Donald S. Beyer Jr.'s flagging campaign today - just 24 hours before Virginians elect their next governor. Mr. Clinton, who will stump for Mr. Beyer at...
Congress Urges Swift Response to Iraq: Annan Sends Mission to Resolve Crisis
Top Republican and Democratic congressional leaders yesterday urged a swift U.S. response, including possible military action, if Iraqi President Saddam Hussein continues to bar Americans from U.N. weapons inspections teams. "Obviously, there's...
Delays Likely for Motorists on East Capitol
Motorists using East Capitol Street and Rock Creek Parkway can expect delays today due to construction work. From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., East Capitol Street will be closed in both directions under Kenilworth Avenue for ten-minute intervals while...
DiGiammarino Takes Helm at BTG's Commercial Wing
Peter DiGiammarino, the new senior vice president of BTG in Vienna, has his work cut out for him. Brought on to run BTG's 18-month-old commercial sector, Mr. DiGiammarino comes to a company whose once-sterling reputation has taken several serious...
Disabilities Act Protects the Mentally and Physically Impaired
If you want to understand why the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) is not only necessary but vital to protecting people with disabilities from discrimination, read Paul Craig Roberts' Oct. 28 commentary, "Combating disability with privilege."...
Eliminating Auto Tax Would Cut Size of Payroll
Several suggestions have been made recently regarding Virginia's personal property tax on cars. James S. Gilmore III, the Republican candidate for governor, wants to exempt the first $20,000 value of each personally owned car or truck. While this...
Embassy Row
INSULTING THE JUNTA Burma's military government is threatening diplomatic retaliation because the U.S. ambassador and a top aide have supported pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. The diplomats "blatantly interfered" in the internal affairs...
Enforcement Needed to Safeguard Veterans' Job Preference
DEAR SGT. SHAFT: Fifty years ago Congress, on behalf of a grateful nation, passed a law that said veterans had earned special consideration in federal employment opportunities. Because it wasn't necessary at that time, the original legislation...
Even a Close Win Could End Whitman's Hopes for National Office
New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman will be a loser even if she squeaks into a second term in tomorrow's election, analysts in both parties say. "She is no longer the national figure she was even if she has a slight victory on Tuesday," says...
Extra Points;roundup
USOC adds two years for 2012 bidders The road to 2012 began yesterday, with the U.S. Olympic Committee unanimously agreeing to bid for a record ninth Olympics. But some of those wanting to stage the games are unhappy at how the journey began....
`Fast-Track' Backers Say Bill Would Fail If Vote Came Now
House Speaker Newt Gingrich says that defeat of "fast-track" trade legislation would be a "devastating" signal to the world that the United States was abandoning its trade leadership role, but added that "if a vote were held tomorrow . . . fast-track...
FBI Agents Come to Colleague's Aid: Seek to Have Sniper's Case Dismissed
Rank-and-file FBI agents are pushing the Justice Department to invoke a little-known Supreme Court decision to have manslaughter charges dismissed against the agent who killed Vicki Weaver during the 1992 siege in Ruby Ridge, Idaho. The agents...
FCC Wants to Extend V-Chip to Computers: Says Target Is TV-Ready PCs, Not Internet
Not content to monitor the program on your television set, the Federal Communications Commission now wants to install a V-chip in your personal computer - a move that could extend the agency's reach into cyberspace. Congress charged the FCC with...
Five Lodging Executives You Need in Your Rolodex
WILLIAM P. FISHER President and CEO, American Hotel & Motel Association, Washington RESUME: Chief staff officer, National Restaurant Association, Washington, 1979-1996; president and chief executive officer, American Hotel and Motel Association,...
Focus on Entrepreneurs Fuels Allied Capital's Success
Allied Capital finally took some of its own advice. After years of operating as five separate companies, the Washington-based small-business lender merged its assets and concentrated on what it does best - lending $2 million to $20 million each...
For Answers on Drugs, Use the Brain
This column gets into some odd nooks and crannies. A couple of months ago, I ended up at the brain-scan lab at the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Baltimore, looking at scans of cocaine addicts. An old buddy had introduced me to Al Brandenstein,...
For Once, Redskins Got All the Breaks
CHICAGO - Just when you're ready to bury the Washington Redskins, they finally kick dirt on someone else. The Redskins must have found a patch of shamrocks inside their huddle; they gained a season's worth of breaks yesterday. The Redskins weren't...
Fred Thompson Throws in the Towel
Was anyone really surprised last week that Sen. Fred Thompson called a halt to Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hearings on campaign-finance abuses in the Clinton-Gore 1996 campaign? Mr. Thompson had wanted an extension beyond the fast approaching...
Gilmore Backers Point to More Than Just Car-Tax Cut
It may have fueled his surge in the polls, but there's more to like about the Republican candidate for Virginia governor than just his "no-car-tax" promise, Northern Virginia voters said in interviews yesterday. Voters said they also back James...
IG Official at Treasury Admits Destroying Filegate Documents: Papers Showed Secret Service Agents under Investigation
A senior official in the Treasury Inspector General's Office has admitted destroying a critical document that showed two Secret Service agents were under investigation for possible perjury for their testimony last year about the FBI Filegate affair....
Injuries Slowing Wizards' Getaway
Cohesion is the adhesive that wins ballgames. But nagging injuries have forced the Washington Wizards to extend their preseason preparation into the regular season, and so far, the results haven't been pretty. Starters Rod Strickland and Juwan...
Inside Politics
RUBIN'S DILEMMA "Although Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin made a bundle on Wall Street when he was a big-time investor, he didn't have any special insight to offer Clinton last week on how to respond publicly to the tumbling stock market," says...
Inside the Beltway
ENOUGH SAID "I'm not going to talk about the honor of the president of the United States. I respect the institution too much to get into all that." - Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican, after announcing Friday that he was suspending...
Inside the Ring
TURNING THE TABLES The Navy has a problem on its hands. His name is Lt. Patrick J. Burns. He graduated from the enlisted ranks to become a top Navy radar intercept officer, the flier in the back seat of F-14 Tomcats. He saw how some of...
Insignia-Barnes, Morris Merger Exemplifies Real Estate Outreach
One of the nation's largest companies in multifamily housing real estate management is about to acquire the Washington firm of Barnes, Morris, Pardoe & Foster. Insignia Commercial Group, a subsidiary of of the national Insignia Financial Group...
Japan and Russia Agree to Pursue WWII Peace Pact: Islands Dispute Is Stumbling Block
TOKYO - The leaders of Russia and Japan pledged at a pine-forest retreat in Siberia yesterday to seek a formal peace treaty that has eluded them since World War II. A bitter territorial dispute over four small islands off the northern tip of Japan...
Karla, the Quiet Voice of City Hall: Barry Aide Defuses Irate Callers with Knowledge and Courtesy
In a city filled with threats, boasts and accusations, the voice of Karla S. Humbles comes across the telephone line a gentle, reassuring murmur. Miss Humbles - Coco to her closest friends - spends eight hours a day on the phone, gently defusing...
Lecos, Vetter Stand Firm; Trade Show Review Revises Reality
Neither William Lecos nor Emily Vetter is getting a new job. It was widely reported last week that Ms. Vetter was leaving her post as president of the Hotel Association of Washington, D.C., and that Mr. Lecos was replacing her and leaving as head...
Lightspan Illuminates Both Home, School Learning Niches
One area of electronic commerce that is quickly emerging on the Internet is that of educational programming and resources. The necessity for tomorrow's work force to not only have access but to be able to use the Internet for learning is a growing...
Lure Testing in Angler Paradise
CASSCOE, Ark. - Not far from here, near the self-proclaimed U.S. capital of rice farming and duck hunting, Stuttgart, the owner of a recently vandalized service station erected a large, hand-painted sign that warns the culprits with, "If I catch you,...
More Agreement Than Argument: Arlington Candidates Think Alike
A field of five candidates vying for two seats on the Arlington County Board - including the county's first openly homosexual candidate - don't have a lot to argue about. They all want to fight crime, improve education and hold the lines on taxes....
Nichols Unleashes Legendary Tigar to Get Him Set Free: Mettle Displayed in Jury Selection
DENVER - Even before today's opening arguments begin at the federal courthouse here, those watching the second Oklahoma City bombing trial can already see why his peers regard defense attorney Michael Tigar as a living legend. During 23 days of...
Off-Court Streak Is Green's Legacy
A.C. Green of the Dallas Mavericks played in his 898th consecutive game Saturday night, moving him within nine of breaking Randy Smith's NBA record. And, amazingly, that's only his second most impressive streak. Yesterday marked Green's 12,448th...
Precision Auto Plans Public Offering
Precision Auto Care Inc., which franchises and operates more than 550 automotive service centers worldwide, is expected to make an initial public stock offering within the next two weeks, sources close to the company said yesterday. The former...
President Touts Record on Tour for Democrats
EDISON, N.J. - President Clinton isn't running for office anymore, but he was still running on his record yesterday as he stumped for Democrats hoping to pull out surprise grabs of Republican-held political offices. "We were right. They were...
Ravens Rally in 4th Quarter but Lose to the Jets in OT
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Baltimore's Ray Lewis was motionless, face down in the drenched astroturf of Giants Stadium for several seconds yesterday after John Hall kicked the game-winning field goal 4:58 into overtime to give the New York Jets a 19-16...
Redskins Maul the Defenseless Bears: Turner: `Best Game of the Year'
CHICAGO - Maybe Norv Tur-ner should reshuffle his lineup more often. With nine players starting who weren't the week before, the Washington Redskins played with a new-found confidence and power in crushing the Chicago Bears 31-8 yesterday at Soldier...
Reshuffled Offensive Line Took Game Away from Chicago
CHICAGO - During pregame warmups yesterday, Shar Pourdanesh forgot himself and almost lined up at left tackle. That's how dicey things were for the Redskins as they prepared to do battle with the Bears. One of their offensive linemen wasn't entirely...
Revenue Growth Shields BDM from Market Fallout
Investors may have trillions of dollars tied up in stocks, but BDM International in McLean learned all too well that Wall Street still recognizes the value of a penny. The information technology services company released on Oct. 22 earnings for...
Rosy Memories Spur Vanderlinden
There's a story Ron Vanderlinden has told several times this season. In it, he describes the scenario facing Northwestern in 1994, when the team was 3-3-1 and people were saying that, after decades of decrepitude, the program finally was turning...
Silver Bullet Hits the Bull's-Eye: Gilmore's Tax Pledge Hurts Beyer
Two weeks ago, Democrat Donald S. Beyer Jr. admitted his Republican rival for Virginia governor had found the silver bullet - the one issue that could overcome the Democrat's huge home-field advantage in Northern Virginia. Republican James S....
Splits, Mergers Stir Hotel Firms: Specialization Fuels Frenzy of Industry Restructuring
By many measures, Choice Hotels International is a huge success. The Silver Spring company is one of the nation's largest franchisers of mid-priced and economy brands such as Quality, Comfort, Econo Lodge and Mainstay suites. Its real estate division...
Standing Up for the Homeless: Activist's `Sleep Out' to Wake Up Board
Don't talk to Crystal Sylvia about personal responsibility. The last thing this politically astute Generation-Xer wants to hear is "blame the victim" theories - not even from the so-called victims themselves. "Don't blame the poor for being poor;...
Staten Island Race Is Too Close to Call
NEW YORK - Democratic and Republican officials are pumping money and a stream of political heavy hitters into Staten Island as two candidates virtually tied in the polls fight it out in the nation's only congressional race. President Clinton campaigned...
Summitry and Philosophy
Where's Georg Friedrich Hegel when you need him? Last week, President Clinton and Chinese President Jiang Zemin engaged in a philosophical exchange that could well serve as a synopsis of their just concluded summit. As it turns out, the end of history...
Surge in Diabetes Tied to Unhealthy Lifestyles: Doctors Call for Federal Research Funds
The president-elect of the American Diabetes Association, Dr. Gerald Bernstein, says no one should be surprised by the explosion of diabetes in the United States today, confirmed in a new federal report. Given that the population is older, fatter...
Taste of Saigon: Flavorful Rockville Outpost of Vietnam
The first thing you notice about Taste of Saigon is the traffic. The Vietnamese restaurant has been in Rockville since 1990 and has built up a reputation among locals. Taste of Saigon takes only limited reservations for lunch so as not to turn...
The Response to God's Love Is Worship, Service and Gifts
Excerpts from a sermon given yesterday by the Rev. E. Thomas Murphy Jr. at Fairfax United Methodist Church in Fairfax. We are observing November as stewardship month, a chance to reexamine who we are as people in Christ. . . . I believe that...
The U.N. Report
ASSEMBLY DRAGS FEET Sometime this week, the General Assembly is expected to endorse most of the first-phase items in the secretary-general's restructuring proposals. The expected resolution will be a simple declaration, offering some degree...
The Wrong Way to Campaign in Virginia
It's not a sure thing - nothing in politics ever is - but when a candidate takes out after voters as well as his opponent, he may be getting off-message. The once genial Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Virginia, Don Beyer, is down to insulting...
ThinkFilm's Becker Ducks Stereotypes, but Not Quality
Washington director and producer Joe Becker is far from the stereotypical image of a Hollywood movie mogul. "Joe doesn't come across as this terribly flamboyant director with a beret and cigarette," said Tom Angell, president of Interface Video...
Thompson Had Little Choice but to Quit: Final Testimony Was Most Telling
The Senate hearings on campaign-finance abuses ended last week just as they were gaining momentum. Testimony given on the last day about wealthy Indian tribes donating $500,000 to the Democratic Party to protect their lucrative casino business...
UNICEF Is Still Dedicated to Helping Children
Elliott Abrams' Oct. 31 Op-Ed piece, "UNICEF is all trick and no treat," is a confusion of factual inaccuracies and half-truths that cannot go unanswered. Mr. Abrams commits a significant numerical error in asserting that UNICEF's administrative...
Uniform Job Testing Is Key to Beating Discrimination Suits
One of the most difficult tasks any manager faces is hiring people. A good hire is a reflection of a manager's intellect and understanding of what makes the company work. A poor hire will not only make a manager look bad, it could also expose the...
Virginia Groups See Ending Tax on Gross Receipts as Investment
Virginia gubernatorial candidate James Gilmore's television advertisements attacking the car tax, with a parade of "real people" saying how much they hate it, could just as easily feature local executives talking about the state's business, professional...
Walkout by Union at Amtrak Averted: Passenger Trains to Keep on Rolling
Amtrak yesterday settled a three-year contract dispute with its maintenance workers, heading off a strike that had threatened to shut down the nation's passenger rail service and strand thousands of commuters nationwide. The compromise between...
Week 10
YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Washington 31, Chicago 8 Tampa Bay 31, Indianapolis 28 Buffalo 9, Miami 6 San Francisco 17, Dallas 10 Minnesota 23, New England 18 Jacksonville 30, Tennessee 24 Carolina 38, Oakland 14 Arizona 31,...
What Are the Rights of Addicted Parents? Children Caught in Foster-Care Limbo
Nicky Delgato, born nine weeks prematurely to a drug-addicted, alcoholic mother, was declared a victim of child abuse and made a ward of the state of California. Nicky (not the boy's real name) fought for his life and survived - only to become...
Wizards Can't Wait to Play in New Arena
At least 3,000 people with tickets, mostly club-seat holders, did not bother to attend the Wizards' season-opening game at US Scareways Saturday night. "They must have had something better to do," forward Harvey Grant said. They probably were...
WordPerfect Suite 8 Gives Microsoft a Run for Its Money
At a time when Microsoft is taking heat from the Justice Department for bullying outlets to install its software onto computers, I seem to be running into the Seattle giant's competitors at every turn. Consider Ottawa-based Corel Corp. (http://www.corel.com)...