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 January 11, 1997

'97 Indoor Track Series Designed for Having Fun
The 1997 Indoor Track Meet Series begins tomorrow. If you've never attended one of these low-key, developmental meets, you are missing out on a great opportunity to have some fun and get in a great workout sheltered from the winter weather. ...
Anigbo Pleads Not Guilty: 3 Garvey Workers Enter Same Plea
The principal and three employees of the Marcus Garvey Charter School pleaded not guilty yesterday in D.C. Superior Court to charges that they assaulted a reporter for The Washington Times and two police officers. Pleas were entered for Mary A.T....
Animal Rights Movement Thrives on Emotions and Ignorance
The Jan. 5 letter from PETA correspondent Kathy Guillermo ("AIDS research is a poor excuse for animal research") is one more example of the relentless attempt of the animal rights movement to take advantage of the increasing scientific ignorance of...
Argument over God Got Student TV Show Yanked: School Chief's Decision to Be Appealed
Montgomery County school officials didn't bat an eye when students produced a television talk show on homosexual "marriage." But they apparently pulled the plug on the program when the guests started arguing about God. A group of Montgomery...
Banner 1996 Ended with Economic Spurt
The economy went out with a roar in 1996 as businesses capped one of the best job-creating years of the decade with the addition last month of 262,000 new jobs, the Labor Department said yesterday. Workers not only saw their employment opportunities...
Blaze at Burke Firehouse Destroys 6 Vehicles
When the sirens began to sound at the Burke Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department yesterday morning, 11 firefighters were already out the station door. But the alarm was for a blaze that was raging in their own garage, where the station's heavy-duty...
Bullets Recover Just in Time: Team Blows Lead, Still Tops Clippers
No matter what you say or think about the Los Angeles Clippers and their moribund history, at least give this year's team credit for playing hard, spirited basketball. For the second time this season, the Washington Bullets learned that the hard...
Capitals Are Ready to Rumble in Philly
Coach Jim Schoenfeld predicted yesterday with some certainty that the Washington Capitals would play "a tough game" tonight against the Flyers in Philadelphia. The trouble is, he might not have made the same statement, at least not with that certainty,...
Catholic Women Seek Identity for Their Orders
A theology question, framed as an affectionate joke, has long circulated in the Catholic Church: What two things does God not know? First is what a Jesuit is thinking. Second is the number of women's religious orders. A forthcoming study of...
Change to Wizards Approved by Judge
The Washington Bullets yesterday learned they will indeed become the Washington Wizards when they move into the MCI Center next season. In a copywright lawsuit filed against the Bullets by the Harlem Wizards, a traveling comedic basketball team...
Clinton Confirmed to Be Charting Plan to Resurrect D.C
The White House yesterday acknowledged President Clinton is drafting a far-reaching plan to revive the District and expressed optimism that the Republican-led Congress would embrace the package. White House spokesman Michael McCurry confirmed recent...
Coaches on the Move Draw Major Attention
Two big-name soccer coaches on either side of the Atlantic were in the news this week. In New York, former Brazilian national team coach Carlos Alberto Parreira met the media for the first time after taking over the head coaching job of the New...
Coaches' Respect Extends Past Field
FOXBORO, Mass. - Bill Parcells described Jacksonville Jaguars coach Tom Coughlin as a "fearless," demanding, no-nonsense, tough adversary. But Parcells, who has ribbed the media more than ever this week before his New England Patriots host this...
Court to Rule Whether Corrupt Judge Oversentenced
Judge Thomas Maloney's bribery conviction was described by a federal appeals court as "yet another blot" on Chicago justice, but the Supreme Court yesterday said it will decide whether two murderers who didn't bribe him must be retried. William Bracy...
Democrats on House Ethics Panel Decry Delay in Hearings: They Accuse Committee Chairman of Breaking Rules by Canceling Sessions
The partisan bickering between members of the House ethics committee escalated yesterday as Democrats charged that Republicans were breaking rules by postponing hearings on the punishment of Speaker Newt Gingrich. Committee Chairman Nancy L. Johnson...
Departing Official Gives Fed High Marks
Federal Reserve Governor Lawrence B. Lindsey says he is returning to private life with a sense of having helped oversee the economy during an extraordinary period of growth and low inflation. "We have successfully managed the trade-off between...
Disney Hails the Chiefs: Re-Creating U.S. Leaders
ORLANDO, Fla. - The blue curtain rises. Standing before the audience, among a group of dignified-looking men - is that President Clinton? Wearing a navy-blue, European-cut suit, white shirt and red-and-white polka-dot tie, he characteristically...
Environmental Spokesman Quits under Fire
RICHMOND - A state worker who circulated a memo suggesting ways to undermine a withering legislative report on Gov. George F. Allen's environmental record resigned under fire yesterday. Mr. Allen, Lt. Gov. Donald S. Beyer Jr. and legislative...
Extra Points;roundup
Looking for leadership, Red Sox land Avery The Boston Red Sox signed free-agent pitcher Steve Avery to a one-year contract yesterday, hoping he can rebound from a rib cage injury and lead a staff that lost Roger Clemens. Avery, 7-10 with a...
Franklin Left `Horrid Recollections' for Rebels
No Civil War event has captured the public's imagination like Gen. George E. Pickett's charge at Gettysburg. An episode, however, that transcended Pickett's charge in pageantry and pathos, if not in public awareness, was the Battle of Franklin in...
Georgia Orders Diplomat to Stay: Traffic Death May Be Plea-Bargained
Reversing itself for the second time in 24 hours, the Georgian government yesterday ordered the diplomat facing possible murder charges in a D.C. traffic accident to stay in the United States while investigators work on their case against him. ...
GOP Seeks Probe of Piracy of Phone Call: Taping, Dissemination of Gingrich Talk Illegal
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and other Republican leaders yesterday called for a criminal probe of the electronic interception of a telephone conference call by House Speaker Newt Gingrich and fellow GOP lawmakers. Rep. Henry...
Howard, Elliott at Pinnacle after Leaving Redskins
The bookends of the Washington Redskins' 1992 draft were both stars of that year's selection process for very different reasons. Desmond Howard, the Redskins' No. 1 pick, was the Heisman Trophy winner. Matt Elliott was the last pick for the Redskins...
Hoyas-Huskies No Longer Premier Big East Matchup
Last season's premier Big East battle has become nothing more than a mere conference footnote, as Connecticut meets Georgetown tonight at USAir Arena in a matchup short on star power, but long on import. When the Huskies came to Landover last February,...
In an About-Face, Allen Accepts Funds from Goals 2000
RICHMOND - Virginia Gov. George F. Allen yesterday dropped his two-year battle against the federal Goals 2000 program, which cost the state's public schools $8.4 million. The Republican governor said he received assurances in a Jan. 6 letter...
Jim Shooter Misfires Again
Second of two parts How can a company in absolute control of a market - and its own destiny - be bankrupt? That's a great question that Marvel Comics is answering with the words "implement financial restructuring plan." A more detailed answer...
Lawmakers Bristle at Annan Speech: Republicans Wonder If U.N. Chief Is Committed to Reform
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's call for reform without "arbitrary" personnel cuts yesterday drew fire from powerful congressional critics who demanded that the world body become fiscally responsible and "get back to basics." But U.S. officials...
Lawyers Are Trying to Make It Easier for Dummies to Get into College
A District-based, public-interest law firm is trying to level the academic field for minority athletes. The firm has a problem with the NCAA demand that incoming athletes meet either the SAT or ACT test requirement to play as freshmen. The firm...
Lincoln's Message as War Drew Near
Arecent rereading of President Lincoln's first inaugural address has evoked personal reflection and a need to re-examine the essence of the president's message to his national audience on the eve of a terrible war. The decade before the outbreak...
Man Enters Guilty Plea in 3 McDonald's Murders
A D.C. man pleaded guilty yesterday to killing three co-workers at a McDonald's restaurant on Capitol Hill. Kenneth Marshall, 29, entered his plea before D.C. Superior Court Judge Mary Ellen Abrecht. In exchange for pleading to two counts of...
Man in Monitor Program Is Charged with Assaults: Bill Would Detain Convicts Awaiting Trial
Prince George's County police yesterday charged a man who was in a court-monitored program with sexually assaulting three women. Police spokesman Royce Holloway said Brian Lamont Sowell, 24, of the 2300 block of Brooks Drive in Suitland was being...
MCI Sheds 1,200 Jobs, Fewer Than 100 in Area
MCI Communications Corp. is cutting about 1,200 jobs from its business division, but fewer than 100 persons in the Washington area will be affected, a company spokesman said yesterday. Many of the cuts are being made in MCI's business division...
Official Defends Confession
An Arlington County elected official's admission of cocaine use in his college days rattled the community earlier this week, but the young Democrat yesterday said his confession is an example of honesty in government. Arlington County Supervisor...
Regional Gas Tax Urged to Benefit Metro: D.C. Officials Hail Moran Proposal, but Montgomery, Fairfax Unenthusiastic
The only way Metro will survive in the years ahead will be if Maryland, Virginia and the District agree to levy a regional gasoline tax to pay for the upkeep of the transit system, Rep. James P. Moran said yesterday. Metro is currently funded...
School-Based-Health-Center Movement Is Not Illegally Funded
Phyllis Schlafly's Dec. 31 column, "Classroom health delivery systems," misconstrues most or all of the history of the school-based-health-center movement. This movement was founded on the bipartisan premise that children and adolescents should have...
The Cold Harkens Days of Old
Long underwear? Check. Ear muffs? Check. Hip flask? Check. Oh, hi. Just getting packed for the trip to Green Bay and the NFC Championship. Now where's that frostbite treatment kit, the one that came in so handy in Albertville in '92?...
The Recording That Could Have Been
Following are excerpts from a hypothetical Oval Office meeting that President Bill Clinton had with political allies and members of his damage control team. An imaginary tape of the meeting was given to The Washington Times by a nonexistent Congressman...
Today's Best Bets
A MUSICAL TWIST TO DICKENS The Music Theater Center's youth performers present "Oliver," a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic novel "Oliver Twist," at the Prince George's Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Road, Cheverly, at 2 and 8 p.m....
U.S. Not against Russia-China Deal: But Arms Treaties Must Be Observed
The United States does not oppose Russia's sale of guided-missile destroyers and other advanced arms to China as long as the transfers conform to treaties and U.S. anti-proliferation law, a State Department spokesman said yesterday. "We hope that...
ValuJet's Slow Ascent: Lingering Public Fears, Strict FAA Hurt Return
Three months after returning to the skies in a flourish of optimism, ValuJet Airlines is still struggling with the legacy of its May 11 crash in the Florida Everglades. With bookings slow and ValuJet's operations severely restricted, some airline...
Vogue Reports Smokers' Risk: Is It Breaking Mold of Women's Magazines?
Three cheers for Vogue. You might recall that a few weeks back (Dec. 21), this column commented on Elizabeth Whelan's article in the Commentary section of The Washington Times in which she noted that none of the women's magazines ever talked of the...
White House Beats Conspiracy Retreat: Clinton Rejects Idea of Media `Cabal'
President Clinton yesterday rejected assertions by his press and legal office that he has been the target of a right-wing media conspiracy. Asked during a Cabinet Room ceremony, "Do you think there is a right-wing cabal in the press against you?"...
Woman Made Up Cowboys `Rape': Police End Probe as She Recants Story
DALLAS - Police said last night that a former exotic dancer lied when she accused Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin of forcing her to have sex with teammate Erik Williams and videotaping the assault. The woman might face criminal charges of making...
Words, Words, Words
Apparently, Americans don't talk enough. At least that seems to be the view of Sheldon Hackney, President of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Or perhaps he just doesn't believe Americans are talking about the right things. As a result,...
Yermolinsky Scores in Groningen
Time to catch up on a couple of excellent performances I overlooked last week. As reported, Dutch GM Jan Timman won the traditional GM invitational in Groningen, Holland in December, but I failed to add that U.S. champ Alex Yermolinsky went an undefeated...