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 May 22, 1996

A Fun Day of Fishing in Great Smokies
First of two articles FONTANA VILLAGE, N.C. - Jackson T. Snapp, who owns Old Smoky Outfitters in Gatlinburg, on the Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountains, at first blush appeared to be the picture-book Yuppie fly-fishing guide. He sported...
A Grand Night for Acting Honors
"The Old Reading Room. Cabaret Seating." What's this? The FolgerShakespeare Library turned into a dance club with a jazz band and groaning board on the spot where scholars usually ponder the Bard of Avon's words? This was the spot assigned...
Albright Hails `a Great Victory'
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Madeleine K. Albright, held a news conference Monday about the decision to permit Iraq to sell oil for food. The following are excerpts: Mrs. Albright: We see this as a great victory for really three...
Arab Woman Likely to Bring Votes to Labor in Israel
JAFFA, Israel - Nadia Hilou - the first Arab woman to run for parliament in Israel - could turn out to be the Labor Party's secret weapon in next week's national election. She surprised observers by receiving more than 30,000 votes in the Labor...
Arlington Schools Chief to Step Down: Gosling Won't Leave until Summer of '97
One of Northern Virginia's longest-serving school superintendents is calling it quits. Arthur W. Gosling, Arlington County's school superintendent since 1985, said yesterday he will not seek reappointment from the School Board when his contract...
Armey: Lott Shoo-In for Senate Post: Senator Hints Fellow Mississippian Should End Challenge
House Republican Majority Leader Dick Armey yesterday declared that the race for the top leadership position in the Senate is over, and that his former colleague, Sen. Trent Lott, has won - weeks before the actual vote. "I look forward to working...
Armey Prods Dole on Flat Tax
House Majority Leader Dick Armey warned yesterday that Sen. Bob Dole will lose the presidential election if he does not embrace a sweeping income tax reform plan to spur long-term economic growth. Mr. Armey, a leading proponent of a flat tax,...
Attempts at Farce Turn into `Folly'
The news at Le Neon French-American Theatre Company is that it is doing a play - two short plays, in fact. Usually, Le Neon creates theater out of books (it recently put Victor Hugo's "The Man Who Laughs" on the stage) and bright ideas (its last...
Bill Would Let Bell Atlantic's Rivals into City
The D.C. Council yesterday tentatively approved a bill that would open up the city's local phone business to competitors and break Bell Atlantic's monopoly. The legislation will make it easier for MCI Communications Corp., AT&T Corp. and...
Boorda's Honor to Serve as Legacy, Mourners Are Told
President Clinton yesterday led a somber memorial service for Adm. Jeremy Boorda, saying at the Washington National Cathedral that no one should question the honor of the Navy chief, who committed suicide last week. "What a legacy he has left behind...
Cal Not Long for Short? Ripken Says He'll Play Third If Manager Requests Switch
BALTIMORE - A day after meeting with Baltimore Orioles manager Davey Johnson to discuss the possibility, shortstop Cal Ripken tacitly agreed to play third base if Johnson asks him. Ripken made it clear yesterday, moreover, that other than the accompanying...
Carrying On: Top Caddies May Make Big Money, but the Uncertainty Can Be a Killer
They have names like Cadillac, Hawk, Squeaky and Big Ed. Some live in sprawling homes with six-figure salaries, others in cars one step from oblivion. Their job is to provide verbal salve for wounded egos and advice in million-dollar situations....
Cinnamon: Sought-After Spice Scents Family Favorites
Cinnamon has a spicy history. Wars have even been fought over the right to trade it. The earliest reference to it appears in China about 2700 B.C. It was acquired by the ancient Greeks and Romans from Arabian traders, and at one time in ancient...
Clinton Dodges Suit, Says He's in Military: Critics Fume at Commander in Chief
President Clinton has provoked a furor by asserting in legal papers that as commander in chief he is in the military and a sexual-harassment lawsuit against him must be postponed until his active duty is completed. The chairman of the House Veterans...
Congress to Mull D.C. Tax Break: Key House Panel Cool to Norton Bill
A bill to give D.C. residents a hefty tax break will be introduced in the Senate tomorrow, and it has been promised a House hearing by mid-June at the urging of the speaker of the House. But D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton's plan for a 15...
Control Board Kills Newman Sewer Deal
The D.C. financial control board yesterday rejected a $14 million contract for the Blue Plains sewage treatment plant that would have benefited a close friend of Mayor Marion Barry's, saying the friend's firm was "seriously underqualified." Board...
Dole Backs Limits on Welfare: His Plan Gives Power to States
FOND DU LAC, Wis. - Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole yesterday decried the "catastrophic failure" of the nation's welfare system and proposed his own plan, which would impose a five-year lifetime limit on benefits and allow states to cut off public...
Embassy Row
GALBRAITH TALKS The U.S. ambassador to Croatia, under pressure from Congress over the Iran-Bosnia arms deal, says Congress knew weapons were coming from Tehran. Ambassador Peter Galbraith made his strongest public comments yet on the controversy...
Erosion of Freedom Elusive on Guns, Owls, Prayers, Etc
I am responding to Nicholas Panella's letter concerning the signs of erosion of freedom ("Signs of the erosion of freedom in U.S.," May 13). While I am sure that dealing with spotted and burrowing owls probably will not be a problem in Ocean City...
Ex-Cop Gets 14 Years in '93 FBI Sting
The last of the "dirty dozen" - a group of Metropolitan Police officers who acted as armed escorts for fake drug shipments during an FBI sting in 1993 - was sentenced to 14 years in prison yesterday. Nygel M. Brown, 26, appeared in U.S. District...
Glendening Might Try to Bypass Assembly
Maryland Gov. Parris Glendening is considering an end run around the General Assembly by issuing an executive order to grant state workers some collective bargaining rights. The assembly disapproved of granting those rights in this year's session....
Grounded by Reality: In-Flight Gadgetry Falls Short of Dreams
Years ahead of its time, Captain Nemo's submarine worked like a Timex, thanks to the imagination of Jules Verne; regrettably, today's futurists aren't doing as well 20,000 feet above the sea. The visionaries of the electronic age put air travelers...
Handling the Holiday Burger
Fickle is the safest word to use in advance of a Memorial Day weekend. But that matters little when we consider that this is the beginning of our cookout season, the time when we get back to serious grilling. Chops, steaks, ribs, burgers, vegetables,...
Hillary Cites Media `Glare' in Suicides: Reflects on Life under Scrutiny
Reflecting on the suicide of a second senior administration appointee, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton said part of the blame must lie with "the relentless and unforgiving glare" of media scrutiny on public officials. "In today's atmosphere,...
Hippocratic Oath Gives Way to `Ethics a la Mode'
The Hippocratic oath has been revised extensively for political correctness and other purposes in recent years, and some doctors charge this has weakened and stripped the oath of the "father of medicine" of its focus. Dr. Paul R. McHugh, Henry...
House Votes to Roll Back Gasoline Tax: Clinton Has Tied OK to Wage Bill
Half of the House's Democrats joined most of its Republicans in voting 301-108 yesterday to give motorists a little relief from high gasoline prices by temporarily repealing President Clinton's gas-tax increase. The lopsided vote to suspend through...
Inca Princess Visits District: Sacrificed Teen Frozen in Time, Found by Archaeologist and Exhibited Here
Juanita is cold. In fact, her body temperature is a frigid 15 degrees. She's been this way for 500 years, encased in colorful alpaca wool, frozen solid by the summit frost of the Andes. The girl thought to be sacrificed to the gods by the Incas...
Inside Politics
LYNCH MOB John Lehman, secretary of the Navy in the Reagan administration, says the issue of combat ribbons "may have been the final straw" that led Adm. Jeremy M. Boorda to kill himself, "but they were not the cause." Instead, he said, Adm....
Inside the Beltway
PRIVATE TOURS The White House, one letter too late, is learning the hard way not to rely on the spell-check key to proof presidential correspondence before it's mailed out under the executive seal. As we've written in recent weeks, Sen. Rod...
Iraq Had Given Up Hope of an End to Sanctions
Shibley Telhami is director of the Near Eastern studies program at Cornell University and a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. He spoke with Deputy Foreign Editor Richard C. Gross. Question: Why do you think that Iraq...
Johnson Fights Dangerous Battle for Control of Team
A successful old politician once told me these wise words: "Sometimes the juice just ain't worth the squeezing." Baltimore Orioles manager Davey Johnson and general manager Pat Gillick would do well to take heed, because the juice they are squeezing...
Jury Still Stews over McDougals, Tucker: On 4th Day, Gets Index of Evidence
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The jury in the Whitewater-related trial of President Clinton's former business partners and Gov. Jim Guy Tucker will begin its fifth day of deliberations today apparently not too close to verdicts. Most of the attorneys left...
Magic Blow 18-Point Lead as Bulls Grab 2-0 Advantage
CHICAGO - It was difficult to imagine that the Orlando Magic could feel worse than they did Sunday night, after not showing up for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals and getting pasted by 38 points. Until last night. After promising to...
Metro Firms
AIM posts earnings American Insured Mortgage Investors, a series of Rockville real estate partnerships, reported earnings for the first quarter ended March 31. * AIM 84 reported that net income dropped 0.5 percent to $754,466 (7 cents a share)...
`Mission' Is Partially Successful: Plot Moves along Slowly on Cruise Control, Then Stalls
No expense has been spared, but "Mission: Impossible" brings its carnival to town in the wake of a carnival that has proved an instant, surprise commercial phenom: To the misfortune of "Mission," an upstart titled "Twister" has stolen a march on the...
Narrowing of Clinton's Lead Expected
A recent reading notwithstanding, Sen. Bob Dole's polling nadir should be behind him. Pollsters expect that the presumptive GOP nominee's dramatic announcement of resignation from the Senate will start the long-predicted narrowing of President...
No Medicine Can Stop Life's Vicissitudes
A word I'm fond of throwing around is "vicissitude." You can slap it on almost anything that amounts to an unpredictable change, an up or down, unexpected stuff that you have no firm control over. When you say it right, usually in a dreamy...
Oath Has Undergone Surgery
THE ORIGINAL HIPPOCRATIC OATH: I swear by Apollo Physician and Asclepius and Hygieia and Panaceia and all of the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will fulfill according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant....
Operation Blessing Puts Care in Air
The ill and injured in developing countries or disaster-stricken lands often lack the means to go to the nearest hospital, which may be scores of miles away. Now the hospital will go to them - at 550 mph. In a ceremony yesterday at Washington...
Orioles' Sluggers All Wet vs. Angels
BALTIMORE - A two-hour and 16-minute rain delay was enough to put the dampers on the Baltimore Orioles last night. The California Angels got consecutive home runs to start the game and held on for a 5-2 victory before what was once a crowd of 43,865...
Our Newest Golf Star Never Plays below Par
Birdies are overrated. Shoot for the middle of the green, I say. And never, ever, hit a long iron or wood over water if you have a choice. Lay up. Play it safe. Protect your par. Par golf can carry you a long way on the PGA Tour. A lot farther...
Pennsylvania Avenue Plan to Be Unveiled: Reopening to Traffic Not Being Considered
One thing is certain when the National Park Service unveils its preference today on the future of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House: Reopening the stretch of road to traffic is not an option. Concrete barricades have blocked off the...
Peru Lures Investors to Alleviate Poverty: Fujimori Extols Country's Progress
Peru - only six years ago an economic and social basket case - has overcome terrorism and transformed its economy and is an emerging Andean economic tiger, President Alberto Fujimori said yesterday. Mr. Fujimori was in Washington to open the National...
Political Corruption and the American People
Corruption in federal politics is rampant, and its systematic perversion of government lies at the heart of America's appallingly low regard for Congress and the presidency. That's the dubious premise of "Dirty Little Secrets: The Persistence of...
Project on `-Isms' Is Causing Schisms on 12 Campuses: Capitalism Is Targeted at UMd
Sexism. Racism. Capitalism. Ageism. These "-isms" and more are what's wrong with America, according to a course on "diversity" touting student thought on 12 college campuses. Examples: "Capitalism is the root of all evil in our society,"...
Prom Night Still a Time to `Splurge'
The excesses of the 1980s are gone from high school proms but not entirely forgotten. The traditional rite of passage for American youth from student status to adulthood still has a claim on their fantasies. But if extravagance is no longer the...
Roundup
NFL outlines plans for preseason replay The NFL is back in the instant replay business, but only in the preseason and on a limited basis. Four years after instant replay was voted out by team owners, the NFL yesterday outlined plans to implement...
Russian Journal Blames Capital Flight on Corrupt Officials
The wholesale flight of capital from Russia - $300 billion since the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991 - has set the country back 15 to 20 years, according to the Russian academic journal Analytical Surveys. The journal's entire 90-page issue...
Same Sex Marriage Cacophony
Determined to end his term differently than he began it, President Clinton announced opposition to gay marriages last week. As he has mastered of late, Mr. Clinton again subverted conservative Republican precepts and policies by embracing them....
Senate Runoff Looms in Arkansas
Arkansas Attorney General Winston Bryant led a five-man Democratic field in yesterday's primary for the Democratic nomination to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. David Pryor, but he is headed for a June 11 runoff election. Lt. Gov. Mike Huckabee...
The Political Fault Lines from the Boorda Suicide
The reaction to the suicide of Adm. Jeremy Boorda has been more interesting, politically speaking, than one might have expected. The contours of the reaction reveal at least two new fault lines in American politics, and we have surely not heard the...
Three Dominicans Waiting for Chances
The last time anyone other than Cal Ripken regularly played shortstop for the Baltimore Orioles, the Colts were still in Baltimore, Tom Clancy was still an insurance agent and William Donald Schaefer was mayor of Baltimore. Now it seems a changing...
Top 10 Reasons Why Cardin Won't Debate Rival for Seat
It has been three months since I issued my challenge for a debate with Rep. Benjamin Cardin, Baltimore Democrat. At that time, I outlined the importance of providing the voters with a clear picture of the differences between me and the incumbent....
USAir Chief Reports to Shareholders Today
Five months after taking over USAir, Stephen M. Wolf - the executive who rescued and sold three troubled airline companies - meets the press and shareholders today. No one expects him to announce outright that USAir is for sale. Mr. Wolf assumed...
U.S. to Keep Pressure on Iran: Christopher Says Sanctions Are Key
Secretary of State Warren Christopher strongly denounced Iran yesterday and said the administration is working with Congress on legislation to tighten economic sanctions against the Islamic government. "The United States believes that Iran will...
Virginia Stadium Game Might Go Statewide
The Virginia Baseball Stadium Authority might look statewide if only one county in Northern Virginia bids for a ballpark, the panel's chairman said yesterday. "If we only get one site, then I don't believe we can proceed with the site-selection...
Warner vs. Reagan
John Warner seems to want to hold on to his Senate seat in this year's election so badly he's willing to attack his party's hero, Ronald Reagan, to do it. Last week, he began running radio commercials criticizing the president for, of all things,...
Warnings Working on Trade of Missiles
Protests to Russia and Ukraine have blocked transfers of SS-18 missile technology to China so far, but the United States continues to watch closely for violations of the START I agreement, a State Department spokesman said yesterday. "We've gone...
Whitewater Keeps Dripping
Working to get at the truth about Whitewater before Senate Democrats try to shut it down for good next month, the Senate Whitewater Committee has held some highly illuminating hearings of late. For example, the committee heard once again from Hillary...
Worker Claims AID Bias in Africa: Election-Year Ploy, Democrats Claim
A self-described whistleblower yesterday attacked U.S. foreign aid to South Africa at a hearing that congressional Democrats criticized as an exercise in election-year politics. Paul Neifert, an employee with the Agency for International Development...
WTO Still Feeling Its Way, Says Top Deputy
Seventeen months after its creation, the World Trade Organization is still a work in progress. So concludes Chulsu Kim, WTO deputy director and next in line to lead the 120-nation body, in a speech to the Pacific Basin Economic Council (PBEC) yesterday....