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 June 17, 1997

Acting to Free Freedom's Voices
At this writing, it appears the U.S. Senate will complete work today on legislation intended to reorganize and streamline U.S. foreign policy-making machinery. Most of the attention concerning this bill has revolved around the determination of Foreign...
All of the Team's Cards Are Coming Up Aces
Everyone who roots for the Baltimore Orioles should absolutely enjoy the wave of success the team is riding now. Soak up the three-game interleague sweep of the Atlanta Braves. They should be impressed with victories over three of the top pitchers...
Alomar Will Buy Tickets for Children
BALTIMORE - Roberto Alomar will donate a portion of the money he earned during his suspension this season to buy tickets for children to attend Baltimore Orioles' home games. Alomar was suspended for five games at the outset of the season for spitting...
Annan Cancels Visit of Envoy to Jerusalem
NEW YORK - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday canceled a special envoy's visit to investigate settlement activity in East Jerusalem in the latest sign of rising tension between Israel and the General Assembly. A spokesman said the trip...
An Overly `Earnest' Interpretation of Wilde
Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" is a bright farce full of verbal gems. It's the kind of play that you can load with talented, funny actors, wind it up, and send it zipping around the stage for 2 1/2 hours of silly laughter. That's...
A Place for Taiwan at the U.N
Editor's note: The following is excerpted from a speech by Foreign Minister John Chan of Taiwan before the European Parliament on May 22. Mr. Chan is on a private visit to the United States this week. The Republic of China was established in 1912...
At 25, Watergate's Details Have Gotten Hazy: Americans Have Grown Used to Scandal
Watergate ain't what it used to be. In years past, it might have showed up as a registered trademark - right along with Elvis, Marilyn and the Summer of Love. Indeed, Watergate - the scandal that drove Richard Nixon from the presidency - enjoyed...
Ball Weights and Scheduling Are Hurting the Top Players
A strange controversy with a possible ripple effect has taken center stage in tennis over the past two weeks. On the hot seat is the tennis ball, that round, fuzzy and seldom-discussed essential of the sport. Over the past year, players have been...
Bumpy Roadtrips Need Calm Mom
There is an ancient Yiddish curse that goes: "May you have 12 children - just like you." I heard it a lot growing up. I now have four children but I figure that if you throw in my husband you could consider the curse fulfilled. I bring this up...
China Joins Forces with Iran on Short-Range Missile
Iran is developing a new short-range ballistic missile as part of a joint program with China involving rocket motors and test equipment, The Washington Times has learned. Iranian missile technicians traveled to China early last month to watch a...
Clinton Ready to Announce Choice for Surgeon General
After an exhaustive background check, President Clinton is preparing to announce Dr. David Satcher, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as his nominee for surgeon general, officials said yesterday. The post has been vacant...
Couple Erect Barricades to Stop FDIC Foreclosure
For the past 14 days, a Massachusetts couple has remained holed up on an estate in a wealthy suburb of Boston, fighting federal efforts to evict them. "We are not anti-government. We are not radical. The record is clear we've been harmed by the...
Court Deals Pro-Lifers Victory, Defeat in Pair of Abortion Decisions
Abortion opponents won a small Montana victory and lost a symbolically large Utah case at the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday. In the Montana case, a 6-3 majority overruled a lower court and said the state may bar non-physicians from performing abortions,...
Dave Matthews Band Fits into Its Special Groove
For a guy who names his band after himself, Dave Matthews doesn't mind sharing the spotlight. At Sunday's sold-out show at the Nissan Pavilion, Mr. Matthews' singular vocals defined the show, but others of the Charlottesville quintet got more face...
D.C.'S Budget Battles
Like a boxing match run amok, the six-month slugfest over the District's money moves to another arena. The financial control board has - after three rounds with Mayor Barry, two with the D.C. Council and one with Chief Financial Officer Tony Williams...
Earley's Base Could Give GOP Boost in Tidewater
RICHMOND - A local boy could give Republicans a foothold in Hampton Roads, one of Virginia's key electoral battlegrounds. State Sen. Mark L. Earley of Chesapeake, running for attorney general, is the first Republican from Hampton Roads on a statewide...
Escalator Dangers Predate Metro's Recent Mishaps
The letter about the Metro escalator by Joanne Ugolini brought a chill to my spine ("Metro escalator ride turns into nightmare," June 13). About 33 years ago, when I was about 10 years old, my father, Velpoe Smith, and I had a similar experience. ...
Expos Bring the Orioles Back to Earth: Montreal Wins 10th Straight
BALTIMORE - Maybe it was the grueling 11-game road trip. Or maybe it was a natural letdown after sweeping one of baseball's best teams - the Atlanta Braves - on the road. Or maybe the Baltimore Orioles were simply due to lose. Whatever the scenario,...
Extra Points;roundup
Soccer executive killed in Russia Attackers gunned down a high-profile soccer executive - and one of the few women in the business - in the Russian sports world's second apparent contract killing in recent months. Larisa Nechayeva, 44, director...
Families Tap into Popular Web Site for Children
As the global village becomes bigger and bigger, Web sites with an emphasis on the family are in abundance. I found a great example of a company making a strong push to grab the attention of the entire household, and not let go. WORLDVILLAGE ...
Fujimori's Authoritarian Acts Erase Post-Siege Popularity
LIMA, Peru - As the terror-filled years of the Shining Path insurgency fade, Peruvians are impatient with President Alberto Fujimori's heavy-handedness, especially this month's firing of three Constitutional Court judges who opposed a third term for...
Get the Kids in the Van: Ten East-Coast Trips for Summer Family Fun
Summer vacation is among the most eagerly awaited times of the year, at least by children. Families can spend time together hiking in mountains, exploring history, rafting rivers and enjoying resorts, beaches and theme parks. With these 10 suggestions...
Get the Kids in the Van: Time to Get out of Town, Even If for Just a While
School's out and despite recent cool temperatures, summer is finally at hand. Whether or not your family has big plans for a long vacation this summer, there is always time, money and many nearby opportunities for a family-oriented mini-getaway. ...
Group's Political Giving to Go before High Court
The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to clarify when political committees must disclose campaign spending, in a case originated by opponents of a major U.S. lobbyist for Israel. The Federal Election Commission asked the court to exempt an organization...
Helms Shepherds to Senate Floor Bill to Overhaul U.N., State Dept
Sen. Jesse Helms brought his Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act to the Senate floor yesterday for consideration, with a vote likely today. Mr. Helms, North Carolina Republican and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, told the...
How to Make Traveling a Smooth Ride for All
"Are we there yet?" "Mommy she's hitting me!" "I'm going to throw up!" These phrases uttered from the back seat, can turn a long anticipated family vacation into hell on wheels and turn loving parents into motor maniacs as they desparately...
Image Is Everything for the Reappearing `Phantom'
Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" is certainly good enough to wash the sour taste out of the mouths of fans who were disappointed by his "Whistle Down the Wind" at the National Theatre last winter. But despite "Phantom's" popularity...
Inside Politics
ANOTHER FINE MESS ... Harry Thomason, the Hollywood producer who advised the Clintons to investigate the White House travel office in 1993, says he also came up with the idea for a taxpayer-financed computer system that the Clintons could use to...
Inside the Beltway
POST HARASSMENT The Washington Post, one of our nation's capital's largest private employers, has "revised" its written policy on harassment in the workplace. So warns Donald E. Graham, publisher of The Post, in a letter to reporters and all...
Is Firm a Lock for Parking Meters? D.C. Contract Spurs Questions
A subsidiary of defense giant Lockheed Martin is in line to win a $26 million contract from the District government to install more than 15,000 new parking meters across the city. Mayor Marion Barry wants the seven-year contract to go to Lockheed...
It's Everyone's Vacation, So Plan It as a Group
Planning a family vacation can be tough when everyone has different interests. Working together can make the planning, and the trip, a lot more fun. The June issue of Parenting for High Potential magazine featured an article encouraging parents to...
John Glenn to the Rescue
To understand why soon-to-retire Democratic Sen. John Glenn is risking his reputation by running interference for the White House in obstructing the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee's investigation of the Democratic Party's fund-raising scandal,...
June 17
STAT Giants slugger Barry Bonds was intentionally walked in the first, fifth and ninth innings Sunday in a 4-1 win at Anaheim. Bonds has drawn 19 intentional walks this season - the most in the majors. STREAKS The Montreal Expos have won a...
Killer Gets Hearing on Prison Suit
A D.C. murderer serving life yesterday won a Supreme Court hearing on a civil rights lawsuit charging that D.C. prison administrator Patricia Britton-Jackson avenged herself on a jailhouse lawyer. In a court battle fought and refought for eight...
Libraries Have a Lot for Homeschoolers to Learn
For home schooling, one of the best support systems that families can find exists a short distance from their homes - the local public library. Whether children are studying physics or American history, Shakespeare or astronomy, the library has a vast...
Magnificent Time to Exercise: Seven Men Who Carry Lots of Weight
While "The Magnificent Seven" of the movies are not what they used to be, Chantilly's magnificent seven are feeling better than ever. Yul Brynner died of lung cancer when he was only 65. Steve McQueen succumbed to a heart attack after lung cancer...
McDougal Begins Prison Sentence: Was Clintons' Whitewater Partner
James B. McDougal, former business partner of President and Mrs. Clinton who has become a key witness in the Whitewater probe, reported to a federal prison yesterday to begin a three-year sentence in his conviction last year in the first Whitewater...
Medicaid Addition Likely to Gain Win: Chafee Leads Revolt on Children's Health
Senate GOP leaders face another likely setback today as Republican centrists gang up with Democrats to structure President Clinton's $16 billion child-health program as an expansion of Medicaid rather than a block grant to states. The rebellion...
Metro Chief Proposes Overhaul of Bus System
Metrobus service as riders know it today must change or it will die, Metro General Manager Richard A. White said yesterday. Today, Mr. White will unveil his plan for Metrobus to provide service on major routes that cross the region while local...
Nature Saves Trees from Gypsy Moths: Fungus Helps Stop Spring Caterpillars Cold
The annual threat of massive defoliation by gypsy-moth caterpillars barely surfaced this spring, thanks in part to an obscure but deadly Japanese fungus. The fuzzy caterpillars traditionally turn their appetites on area trees between April and...
New New Math Misses Mark
If the math homework your child brings home looks oddly unfamiliar, welcome to the New New Math - AKA "whole math," "MTV math" and "fuzzy math." Parents have been among the last to learn that the K-12 math curriculum has changed dramatically since...
Old Blue Gives a Wake-Up Call: Woods' Domination on Tour Is No Open and Shut Case
More than anything else, the 97th U.S. Open provided the golf world with a much-needed dose of perspective. Old Blue administered a crash course in Patience 101 to both competitors and fans at Congressional Country Club last week. In a world that...
Oncor Looks for Partner to Back Test Sales
Oncor Inc., a Gaithersburg biotechnology firm, is shopping around for a possible buyer just as it makes a new bid to win federal approval of a genetic test that predicts the risk of relapse after breast-cancer surgery. The move is seen as an effort...
Oriole Fever Is Catching as Team Racks Up Wins
BALTIMORE - The things we do for love. Especially for the love of baseball. We stand in long lines for a bleacher seat. We ride Greyhound buses into the night. We say we wouldn't trade our grown children for a Cal Ripken autograph, but we're...
Parents Find College an Education in Patience
With one child returning to Middle Tennessee State this fall, another likely to enter Wilberforce in Ohio and the youngest entering high school, our bank accounts are looking for all the tax breaks they can get. Politics don't figure in our higher-education...
Pataki Caves in on Rent Control
NEW YORK - As protesters dogged his steps and fear of mass evictions grew to near panic among 2.7 million tenants, Republican Gov. George E. Pataki succumbed to the realities of downstate politics and announced a deal to preserve the 50-year-old rent-control...
Pensions Often Fail to Give Full Payments
A number of people leaving the work force are discovering they have been shortchanged in their pensions, lawmakers said yesterday, recommending legislation to fix the problem. An audit by the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. found that 13.7...
PG School Board Eyes Limits on Speakers
People who want to speak to the Prince George's County Board of Education would have to limit their comments to two minutes and would be barred from directly criticizing individual school employees under a pair of resolutions board members are considering...
Racial Sense and Sensibility
With the constant whirlwind of civil strive in the United States, Americans don't often stop to ponder what a historically exceptional people we really are. Throughout history, all revolutions, both military and social, certainly in their intent,...
Safety Chief Hits Cover-Up Culture of Metro System: Workers Thrilled by Change
Metro safety chief Fred Goodine had been on the job for less than a month when he learned The Washington Times had evidence officials falsified repair and maintenance records for the subway system's escalators. What Mr. Goodine quickly found -...
Schools Want Computer Trainers: 30 New Experts Sought in Fairfax County
The chairman of the School Board's finance panel insists Fairfax County must hire 30 more computer jockeys, with annual{D-} salaries estimated at $55,000 each, to train teachers how to use the system's multimillion-dollar equipment. Jane K. Strauss...
Sentiment for Sale, and It's Cheap
Apologies, anyone? Bill Clinton, who wants to set off a yearlong orgy of criticism and a bacchanalia of recrimination, could show us how with a few apologies of his own. Why limit the apologies to the general when the specific would be more...
Shenandoah Mountain Folk Lived Simply
I hiked the Appalachian Trail in the summer of 1937 and have returned there on many occasions since. Your article on the mountain people of Shenandoah National Park was accompanied by a picture of Virginia Baugher, 75, standing in front of her...
Some Tobacco Foes Try to Stop Settlement
Opponents of tobacco-settlement talks plan a last-ditch effort today to derail a deal they say makes too many concessions to cigarette manufacturers at the expense of public health. Tobacco stocks have crept up in recent days on reports that negotiators...
Sticks and Stones
Apparently there are some political issues about which reasonable people just cannot disagree. To see just how low the debate over racial preferences can go, editors here reprint a portion of Sunday's "Meet the Press," involving Ward Connerly, who...
Tocchet Decides to Be Free Agent
Rick Tocchet, the burly right wing picked up by the Washington Capitals in a late-season trade, has decided to test the free-agent market and most likely will not be a Cap next season. "Rick did not exercise the option to extend his contract for...
Tories Likely to Disappoint U.S. Conservatives: Hague Favored to Win Leadership Election in Britain
Britain's 165 Conservative members of Parliament, the shattered survivors of the May 1 landslide election defeat, choose a new leader today. It won't be John Redwood, the darling of American conservatives. The two front-runners to take over the...
Welfare Changes Draw Fire: House Proposals Would `Gut' Reform, Governor Says
Changes made in House committees last week to the welfare law would "destroy welfare reform in Wisconsin," Wisconsin Gov. Tommy G. Thompson has said in a letter to House Speaker Newt Gingrich. The welfare changes would allow unions to block community-service...
White House Close to Ending Arms Ban: Sales to Latin America Would Be OK
The Clinton administration, urged on by U.S. weapons manufacturers, is on the brink of ending a 20-year ban on sales of high-tech arms to Latin America, angering regional officials who fear it could spark an unwanted arms race. U.S. weapons firms,...
Woes of Stay-at-Home Moms Addressed: Author Focuses on Contributions
Stay-at-home moms are an angry, isolated, unsupported, overwhelmed, unprepared and frustrated lot, says a Hawaii author who maintains neither feminism nor traditionalism has helped them. And their sacrifices, which are considerable, are worth little...
Writer Sings Praises about Country Music
"Henry Kissinger is a simpleton compared to Garth Brooks." That's Washington writer Laurence Leamer's take on the charismatic country singer, whom he describes as "a very complicated person." Mr. Brooks is also wildly successful. According...