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 February 27, 1997

Advice Etc.;gonzo Shopper
SPEND, SPEND, SPEND Since shopping is all about spending money - the less, the better, right? This morning we'll take a slight detour and focus on the cash-flow mystique. Or is that mystery? Or is it mistake? No matter, this is important, so...
Air Fares May Soar When Tax Takes Effect
Travelers haven't seen the price of an airline ticket go down since the government's 10 percent ticket tax lapsed three months ago. But with Congress about to revive the tax, fares may be going up. Most U.S. carriers have been collecting the...
Allen's Gamble Pays off Handsomely: Redskins Re-Sign Star Runner for Four Years, $14.8 Million
Terry Allen got the big money he wanted up front - a $2.4 million signing bonus and a total of $7 million over the first two years. The Washington Redskins resolved their biggest potential offseason headache for less than $3 million against their...
Anacostia River Not as Bad as Knott Says
Columnist Tom Knott criticizes the District's bid to host the 2008 Olympic Games ("Potholes riddle D.C. games bid," Feb. 14). He lampoons the idea of a canoe/kayak competition being held on the Anacostia River, suggesting that its polluted condition...
Analyst Fears Violent Split, into Ethnic, Militia Factions
Peter Rosenblum, project director of the human rights program at Harvard Law School and former program director for the International Human Rights Law Group in Washington, spoke by telephone from Cambridge, Mass., with reporter Toni Marshall. Question:...
Anemic Personal Savings Rate
The surge of new investors in the stock market seeking a higher growth rate on their savings represents a strong vote of confidence in America's economic future. It's also a sign from Baby Boomers who now realize that they will need to save a lot...
Anthony Lake Has Not Abandoned Colonel Kuklinski
I am greatly dismayed by former U.S. Ambassador Richard Davies' mistaken and misleading attack on Anthony Lake and his former staff at the National Security Council ("The hero Anthony Lake has forgotten," Feb. 24). As a national director of the...
At Last, Incest Chic
There are cultural wars and there's cultural rot. They're not the same thing. Cultural wars are fought over definitions of significance. Cultural rot is a different matter. It's about decay throughout the contemporary culture, high and low, determined...
Basketball Fight Upsets Springbrook
Springbrook High School students are worried their reputation will get a black eye from those who started a melee near the end of the third quarter of a basketball game with rival Kennedy High School Tuesday night. Mike Durso, principal of the...
Big Mac Attack: Expected Price Cut Claims Stocks as Casualties
McDonald's Corp. is preparing to attack declining sandwich sales with sharp price cuts, a prospect that sent fast-food-restaurant stocks tumbling yesterday on Wall Street amid fears of a price war. The Oak Brook, Ill.-based company plans to cut...
Bowe Defends Himself in Statement
Riddick Bowe finally had something to say yesterday about his aborted attempt to join the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, which lasted just less than two weeks and included only three days of actual basic training before he left Parris Island, S.C. ...
B. Smith Favors Flavors of South, New Orleans: Sunny, Satisfying or a Swampland or Seasonings
It was a secret room, full of mystery. Reports of enterings and departures were sketchy. You might hear about them later, but chances were you would not. That was not unusual those days; it was wartime, the 1940s. Loose lips sank ships, you...
Church's Architecture Lauded: Virginia Site Has Colonial Look Dating to 1729
There are many Colonial churches in Virginia, and many are called Christ Church. But the one historians consider the "most perfect example of Colonial Church architecture remaining in Virginia" is Historic Christ Church, near the small town of Irvington....
Clinton Approval Rate High in Spite of Finance Scandals: But New Revelations Could Galvanize Public Opinion
President Clinton had a Chinese arms dealer and a convicted felon into the White House. His party and legal defense fund returned millions in improper contributions, and some of his closest associates were implicated. He personally authorized a plan...
Clinton Presses for Chile's Admission to NAFTA: Wants Hill to OK `Fast Track' Process
Kicking off a campaign to expand free trade in the Americas, President Clinton yesterday urged Congress not to leave U.S. companies sitting on the sidelines while other nations increase their business with Latin America. Mr. Clinton was joined...
Cloning Raises the Issue of Animal Rights and the Value of Animal Research
Adrian Morrison and Frederick Goodwin are dragging out the old "animals vs. people" line again ("Did he who made the lamb make PETA?" Letters, Feb. 17). In my opinion there is a much more optimistic way to think about the issue of animal research....
Daschle Calls on Justice to Probe GOP Solicitation
Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle yesterday asked the Justice Department to investigate the National Republican Congressional Committee for sending out a brochure last year that said contributions of $25,000 or more "go directly to fund House races."...
D.C. Police Sorely Misused, Report Shows
The results of a consultant's report on the state of the Metropolitan Police Department were stark. The report showed that only 10 percent of the department's 3,600 officers are actually out patrolling in scout cars at any given time. More...
Embassy Row
SPANISH CONNECTION The Swiss banking scandal has now touched Spain, and the Spanish ambassador says his country will cooperate with any inquiry. "Our doors are open," Ambassador Antonio Oyarzabal told a meeting of the Jewish group B'nai B'rith...
For Sale: White House, Fully Furnished
Six months ago Democratic National Committee (DNC) spokeswoman Amy Weiss Tobe characterized the idea that the party had arranged for major contributors to stay overnight at the White House as "an urban myth, like the alligators in the sewers of New...
Freeh Orders Probe into Hastings Case: FBI May Have Kept Lab Memo a Secret
FBI Director Louis J. Freeh has ordered a "prompt inquiry" to find out if the bureau hid evidence and misled Congress and the courts on forensic tests used at an appeals court hearing and later in impeachment proceedings against former U.S. District...
Free Will Undermines `Brazil' Clone Scenario: More Than Nature, Nurture Shapes Us
Cloning, which re-entered the popular imagination this week with the photograph of a sheep's furry face splashed across the world's front pages, has had a mostly bad press until now. Literature on the topic overwhelmingly portrays cloning as sinister...
Gonchar Injured as Caps Whip Leafs
TORONTO - It was a important victory for the Washington Capitals, but there was very little celebrating afterward in Maple Leaf Gardens. The Caps lost another top defenseman last night - they now have three on injured reserve - which is almost...
High Road Is Closed: New Charter School Blames Bureaucracy
The head of one of the District's five approved charter schools said he has decided not to open this year because of bureaucratic red tape. The High Road Charter School's founders are also not certain if they will try to revive the school for the...
House Will Proceed with Sanchez Probe: Dornan Says Illegal Votes Won Race
A House Oversight Committee task force voted yesterday to proceed with its probe of former Rep. Robert K. Dornan's election challenge, rejecting a Democratic attempt to dismiss his case. Mr. Dornan's attorneys also began issuing subpoenas yesterday...
Hoyas Win Another Ugly One, Earn Shot at Big East 7 Title
In a game that was part prologue, part epilogue and all chaos, Georgetown slogged through Rutgers 69-59 last night, setting up a Big East 7 showdown and closing out a 16-year homecourt relationship with USAir Arena. The victory pulled the Hoyas...
Hubert Chaffee, 84, Coast Guard Captain
Hubert Chaffee, 84, a Coast Guard captain and Columbia, Md., resident the past 19 years, died of cancer Feb. 18 at St. Agnes Rehabilitation Center in Ellicott City, Md. Capt. Chaffee had a colorful career with the Coast Guard, including hunting...
Hype for Leonard-Camacho Reaching WWF Proportions
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - Wrestling honcho Vince McMahon has the pay-per-view rights for Saturday night's Sugar Ray Leonard-Hector Camacho fight, so perhaps it was no surprise that yesterday's news conference at Caesars World had the look of a World Wrestling...
Inside Politics
NO REST There seems to be no rest to the self-inflicted scandals punishing the White House, and today the pummeling continues. The president's legal-defense fund, ensnared in the Democratic fund-raising affair, will release its fifth biannual...
Inside the Beltway
NO NUTTY PROFESSOR John F. Banzhaf III, law professor at George Washington University, knows law. He teaches public-interest law and legal activism at the National Law Center. He founded the National Center for Law and the Deaf. He has groomed...
INS Official Fired for Misleading Congress
The Justice Department has fired a senior immigration official and demoted or suspended 11 others for their roles in deceiving a congressional delegation inspecting a Florida immigration center, a Justice official said yesterday. Doris Meissner,...
Invasion of British Films Expected, Including `Bonnie Prince Charlie': Domestic Releases Feature `Darkman' and `Sudden Death'
Next week, a half-dozen vintage British flicks from Republic make their home-video debuts: David Niven takes the title role in 1948's 16th-century-Scotland-set epic Bonnie Prince Charlie; Herbert Lom and Sean Connery co-star in the 1962 London crime...
Jimmy's World of Fresh Sound: Arizona Group Expanding Its Musical Range, Style
Arizona has never achieved the music-mecca status that, say, Minneapolis and Seattle once gave their respective states. But it has popped out a handful of well-received bands in the past 15 years. Of the four that come to mind - the Meat Puppets,...
Key GOP Senator Demurs on Probe: Democrats Hire `Pit Bull' as Counsel
Democrats on the Senate committee investigating campaign fund raising yesterday replaced their chief counsel with a former prosecutor one Republican aide called a partisan "pit bull." At the same time, a key Republican on the Senate Governmental...
Lake Claims CIA Lawyers Advised Recusal, Not Blind Trust, as Solution
CIA Director-designate Anthony Lake followed the advice of CIA lawyers in declining to place his financial holdings into a blind trust to avoid a conflict of interest, a White House spokesman said yesterday. "The CIA told him that the most appropriate...
Law Lets U.S. Family Seek Punitive Money from Iran
The family of Alisa Flatow, a 20-year-old U.S. student killed in a 1995 bombing in the Gaza Strip, was in Washington yesterday to file a $150 million lawsuit against Iran for her death. The large punitive-damages portion, $120 million of the $150...
Lawmaker Says EPA Hindered Air Report
A key U.S. congressman yesterday accused the Environmental Protection Agency of blocking a "damaging" report from an independent agency critical of the EPA's new air-quality standards. House Commerce Committee Chairman Thomas J. Bliley Jr., Virginia...
Lawyer Scandal Moves Closer to Netanyahu
One of Benjamin Netanyahu's closest friends has reportedly turned against him in a scandal that is threatening the Israeli prime minister's grip on power after less than nine months in office. "This scandal seems to grow in importance as the days...
Let's Hear It for Arthroscopy - and One Man's Toughness
Terry Allen's agent is named Tank, which tells you all you really need to know about the Redskins' Pro Bowl running back. There's a certain relentlessness to Allen, a certain won't-take-no-for-an-answer quality about him, so it only figures he'd hire...
Listening to Parents about Schools
For the most part, parents held their collective breath as the new regime for D.C. public schools fell into place. In early November, voters shook up the elected Board of Education, ushering in four new faces, including one who is now board president....
Madeleine Albright Goes to China
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright ended her first, very brief, world tour with a visit to China and a discussion with Chinese President Jiang Zemin and other Chinese leaders. The good news is that Mr. Jiang agreed to see Mrs. Albright at all...
Mansion Run like Royal Hotel
President Clinton's six White House guest bedrooms were filled far more often than the White House has acknowledged - 911 times in 1993 alone - and the president occasionally didn't know who was sleeping over. At other times, according to officials...
Metro Firms
Black & Decker settles suits Catalina Lighting Inc. of Miami admitted that it infringed on the Black & Decker patent for flexible flashlights and agreed to pay the Towson, Md., toolmaker $1 million. Catalina also agreed to stop making...
Milner Defends IRS on Charges: Says Disclosure Will Clear Agency
The head of the Internal Revenue Service, stung by complaints that her auditors are disproportionately targeting conservative groups, has asked Congress to let her disclose confidential information she says will clear the agency. "Recent media...
Movies;movie Mini-Reviews
OPENING * Booty Call (1997) (R) - A romantic comedy about the repercussions of a double date that creates conflicting sets of expectations in the participants: Jamie Foxx and Tommy Davidson as pals called Bunz and Rushon, respectively, and Tamala...
Murray's Problems Reflect Bullets' Own
This is the type of season it has been for Washington Bullets forward Tracy Murray: When the Bullets were in Miami in January, Murray was getting ready to head to the arena and placed one of his travel bags outside his hotel room door one minute...
Myers Could Wind Up Sharing Job as Closer for Orioles This Season
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The last and most eccentric player arrived in the Baltimore Orioles camp yesterday and immediately began unpacking his camouflage shirt and the rest of his trademark combat wear. One day before the absolute deadline and on...
NCAA's Choices Tougher Than Ever
It's hyped up. It's overblown. It's immoderately analyzed. And in 10 days, it will become the focus of attention for college basketball fans across the nation. Its results will be pored over and bet on by more people than were killed in "Asteroid."...
Nothing Illegal in Overnights, Clinton Says
President Clinton, facing growing calls for an independent counsel to investigate his re-election campaign and Democratic Party fund-raising practices, yesterday said new documents released by the White House show there is no "legal issue there." ...
On Schedule: Redskins Stadium and MCI Center Rapidly Take Shape as Sports Meccas
On his weekly visits, Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke enjoys viewing his new football stadium from a far hill. It is an imposing structure, rising from the former farm across the Beltway from USAir Arena. The outer steel and concrete walls...
Out & About
SPRING COMES TO LIFE - To many people, springtime means a plethora of home and garden projects ranging from kitchen remodeling to redecorating the guest room. Come to the Capital Home and Garden Show to gather ideas from garden and landscaping...
Outraged Promises as Pointless as Laws
It is funny how it works. A child is murdered, and people get all worked up. There is outrage. There is indignation. There is talk, big talk. But nothing really changes. A police officer is slain while sitting in his cruiser at a red light...
Panel Snuffs out Cigarette-Tax Rise: Talks Continue on Income-Tax Cut
ANNAPOLIS - Gov. Parris N. Glendening suffered his first major legislative defeat yesterday as a state Senate committee rejected his proposal to double the state cigarette tax - a key part of his budget plans. House of Delegates Democrats went...
PG Takes to the Streets with Anti-Crime Strategy: Combines High Tech with Local Policing
Prince George's County intends to use high technology and old-fashioned community policing to fight crime, Police Chief John Farrell said in announcing a new anti-crime initiative. A 12-point strategy unveiled yesterday morning also calls for the...
Police Take Another Blow: D.C. Cop Killed outside PG Home
They formed a line and walked slowly, eyes on the asphalt, scanning the ground outside the Forest Village apartment complex in Forestville, where Officer Oliver Wendell Smith Jr. was gunned down about 2:30 a.m. yesterday. The string of 100 police...
Pro-Choice Leader Admits Lying about Abortion Numbers: Partial-Birth Method More Widespread
A pro-choice leader sent shock waves through the movement yesterday by admitting he had lied about the true number of partial-birth abortions in the United States. In a candid interview with the American Medical Association News, Ron Fitzsimmons,...
`Public Demands We Must Produce': Chief Soulsby Dumps Deputies, Lays Down Law
The "new Metropolitan Police Department" began yesterday with the retirement of four top officials, the promotion of their replacements and a vow to put almost 400 officers on the streets - many within a week. Chief Larry D. Soulsby, who was granted...
Rebel Met Two U.S. Lawmakers
The following exchange is from a budget hearing two days ago in which U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator J. Brian Atwood testified before the House International Relations Committee. Rep. Donald M. Payne, New Jersey Democrat:...
Reeve's First Lesson as School Board Chief: Fixing Troubled City System Won't Be Easy
Don Reeves expected long days, endless meetings and a heavy demand on his time when he was elected president of the D.C. school board last month. What he didn't for see was phone calls from parents at 3 a.m. complaining that their children's schools...
Rose Settles Its Billing Dispute with FDIC: First Lady's Ex-Law Firm Pays $250,000
The Rose Law Firm, where Hillary Rodham Clinton was a senior partner, yesterday agreed to pay the government $250,000 to settle a billing dispute over its representation of Madison Guaranty Savings and Loan Association, the failed Arkansas thrift at...
Roundup
Mercer wants repeat before hitting the pros Intent on removing all distractions as Kentucky pursues a second straight NCAA title, Ron Mercer is giving up his last two years of eligibility to enter the NBA draft. The 6-foot-7 sophomore forward,...
Show of Flowers: Indoor Event in Full Bloom
Spring won't officially arrive until March 20, at 8:55 a.m. But it comes to Philadelphia this Sunday for a week's preview in the form of the venerable Philadephia Flower Show. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, this is the largest...
Spring Is Sprung at Dinner for Chile's Frei: Evening Stresses Common Threads
Despite the rain outside and the storm over the Lincoln Bedroom, spring came early to the White House last night at the first state dinner of President Clinton's second term - a festive affair honoring President Eduardo Frei of Chile and his wife,...
Theater;theater Mini-Reviews
OPENING * An Ideal Husband - Washington Stage Guild. A revival of Oscar Wilde'scomedy about a rising politician and a host of compromising secrets. Through March 30; 202/529-2084. Not reviewed. * And Then There Were None - Washington Shakespeare...
Top Asia Positions Unfilled at State: New Post to Lobby for Wider NATO
The State Department under Madeleine Albright has created a new position to win Senate backing for NATO enlargement but has failed to fill key Asia positions despite uncertainty over China and other key nations in the region, a source said yesterday....
Torricelli Rejects Budget Amendment: Under Pressure, N.J. Democrat Reverses Stance
Sen. Robert G. Torricelli yesterday said he would cast the deciding vote against the balanced-budget amendment, delivering a death blow to the constitutional measure and a big victory to President Clinton. The freshman Democrat from New Jersey...
Tunisian State Gains Edge against Radicals: Officials Say Jobs, Technology Are Keys to Undermining Fundamentalist Threat
TUNIS, Tunisia - The computer near Moncer Rouissi's desk came to life, and data from 35 trade and technical education centers flashed on the screen. Seconds later, Mr. Rouissi had at his disposal demands for skilled labor from 11 different fields...
When Alan Greenspan Talks ... Fed Chairman Drops Other Shoe
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan did it again yesterday, sending shock waves through financial markets worldwide by challenging high stock and bond prices and warning of a possible interest-rate rise. The unusually frank and detailed critique,...
Youth Not Being Served Well These Days for Sliding Terps
Maryland's basketball team clearly has been in a slump the past four weeks. The Terps have dropped five of their past eight games - losing by double-digit margins in three of their past five - and have fallen from fifth in the nation to 16th. But...