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 October 4, 1996

1970 Opel Kadett Still Has Flash
There was a time about 30 years ago when you couldn't drive down the main street of town without seeing one or more little Opel Kadetts. Buick, in those days, needed a little car to sell and parent General Motors decided to fill the void with the...
1997 Mercedes-Benz E420 Offers More Value for Fewer Dollars
When is less more? When it's the new Mercedes-Benz E420. It cost $2,600 less than the previous model, but offers a lot more bang for the buck. The 1997 model is completely redesigned and features distinctive front styling with four oval headlights....
America Should Unite Behind Perot's Party
A reading of the Declaration of Independence shows the more things change, the more they stay the same. In 1776, America's Founding Fathers rebelled against our rulers over issues that included governing without our consent, altering our form of...
Angola's Endgame and Key Players
Angola's dangerous endgame is being played out between President Eduardo do Santos' governing party, the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA), and the opposition led by Jonas Savimbi's National Union for the Total Independence of Angola...
A Note to the Umps: You Won't Be Missed
Major league baseball umpires say they won't work today's Division Series games unless Baltimore Orioles second baseman Roberto Alomar's five-game suspension takes effect during the playoffs. I say take a walk. Nobody pays to see the umpires....
A Prepayment Penalty Actually Can Be a Plus
Prepayment penalty used to be a bad word (or two). People would sell a house when they were moving up and would get whomped at settlement with a nasty prepayment penalty buried in the fine print of their mortgage document, a penalty they had had...
At Nike, This Shoe Simply Doesn't Fit
Nike has received lots of attention since rescuing golfer Tiger Woods from the bullet-riddled streets of Stanford University. The shoe company, out of the goodness of its corporate heart, gave Woods $40 million and alerted America to the awful...
Attack on Teen-Age Girl May Be Linked to Gang in Prince William
Prince William County police are trying to figure out if an assault that broke the ribs of a 14-year-old girl earlier this week was gang-related. Five teen-agers attacked the girl Tuesday afternoon when she got off a school bus coming from Gar-Field...
August Puts Brakes on Resales in 1996
Sales of existing homes in August were down compared to last year, the first time since January that 1996 sales were below 1995 figures. In the Washington area, 4,782 residential properties were sold in August, 1 percent fewer than in August 1995....
A Very Privileged Executive
Once again, Bill Clinton seems to be having trouble understanding that saving the president's political bacon is not what executive privilege is all about. This time he's trying to use such a privilege claim to keep an April 1995 memo from FBI director...
Ballet's Dow Gets Good Start
The Washington Ballet's fall series is both a celebration of the past - this is its 20th-anniversary season - and a look to the future. The company has a new associate artistic director, Simon Dow, who unveiled a world premiere Wednesday evening that...
Bank Rule on Suits Irks Some Customers
Some NationsBank customers in Maryland say they are infuriated by 32 words in the banking giant's latest rule book, which they say forces customers to waive a legal right or close their accounts. At the end of NationsBank's new 10-page rule book...
Bob Dole: Film Critic
Well, Bob Dole is the Republican candidate for President of the United States, and when he said "Independence Day" is a wonderfully patriotic film and every American should see it, I thought, "Why not me? I'm a patriotic American." This has been...
Bosnia Mission to Last at Least till Mid-March: 7,500 U.S. Troops to Stay, Hill Told
Senior Pentagon officials told Congress yesterday that 7,500 U.S. troops will remain in Bosnia until mid-March - and could be there longer if weather or renewed fighting slows the planned withdrawal of American forces. Defense Secretary William...
Broderick Finds Infinity; Co-Star Finds a Dead End
"Infinity" has more authentic tear-jerking credentials than most films that attempt to exploit stories of early romantic and conjugal loss. Directed by Matthew Broderick from a screenplay by his mother, Patricia, this elegiac biographical film is based...
Bullets Sound a New Theme: Stay Healthy
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Just as the Washington Bullets' first training camp dinner together was drawing to a close last night, coach Jim Lynam pulled Gheorghe Muresan over to where Chris Webber was sitting and asked Webber if he had told Big Gheorghe...
Clinton Database Likely Broke Law: Tax Money Paid for Campaign Tool
The White House, in apparent violation of federal law, used its new $1.7 million computer database primarily to coordinate President Clinton's contacts with top political supporters, according to White House documents turned over to a House subcommittee....
Clinton Retreats to Plan Sunday's Counterattack: Summit Delays Start of Cram Session
CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. - A few days later than he had hoped, a tired President Clinton yesterday traveled to this lakeside resort to prepare for Sunday's first presidential debate by predicting Bob Dole's line of attack and developing a rebound strategy....
D.C.-Area Reservists Help Bosnians Recover
U.S. military reservists, many of whom have abundant professional skills, are being deployed in areas like Bosnia, where the United States has a peacekeeping role, to help cities and towns get back on their feet after wrenching civil wars. Of...
Dole Calls Foreign Policy `Rudderless and Illusory'
Bob Dole yesterday attacked President Clinton's foreign-policy record as "a string of failures dressed up for television as victories," drawing a swift, vitriolic rebuke from the president's spokesman. In a low-key tone that belied the scathing...
Dole Has Simple Plan for Debate: Turn the Tide: Seeks Softer Image While Tarring Foe
Introduce yourself to 95 million people, brand the president a liberal and - calmly, smilingly - imply that he is a draft-dodging liar unfit to lead the country. You have 90 minutes. That is the essence of Bob Dole's to-do list for the first presidential...
Dole Is Dead - Unless He Makes It Simple
I guess I'll say what everyone in Washington's thinking right now, whether it is impolitic or not. Mr. Dole, you are going to lose the presidential election. You might chip away at President Clinton in the debates that begin Sunday. You might...
Don't Confuse Our `Crazy Aunts' with Strong Women
I can appreciate William Rusher's perplexity as to what makes a strong woman ("Is there a pervasive fear of strong women?" Commentary, Sept. 21). I respectfully suggest that the confusion may lie with the fact that the current, politically correct...
`Ducks': Mighty Poor Film
The approach of another "Mighty Ducks" feature, the third in a potentially interminable series celebrating the eccentric synergy of Disney hokum and the sport of hockey, raises the question: Can't those brats grow up and get a job? A handful of...
Embassy Row
BUSINESS AS USUAL The Islamic extremists who have taken over the Afghan capital have ordered Afghan diplomats to stop representing the country, but the message has not reached Washington. "We have no such orders," Yar Mohammad Mohabbat, the...
Father Sticks to His Story in Killing of Alligator
A Florida man faces up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine after being convicted of shooting an alligator he says was charging him and his 8-year-old daughter. "The gator was 15 feet away, and he charged. My daughter screamed," said Keith...
Fox to Air More Than `Just the Facts': Murdoch's New News Channel Takes on Rivals with Analysis Emphasis
The new Fox News Channel debuting Monday hopes to wedge its way into the 24-hour TV news marketplace, battling CNN and MSNBC, by focusing on objective reporting. Media patriarch Rupert Murdoch has shelled out start-up and maintenance moneys and...
`Fun' Math May Net Award
Bowen Elementary School teacher Brenda Thomas has spent the last two years showing pupils that when it comes to mathematics, there is nothing to fear. The children have dropped raw eggs onto crumpled paper, tried to sink aluminum-foil barges with...
Gene Mueller's Weekend Fishing Report
Potomac River bass fans shouldn't even think twice about going fishing; the bass are there by the hundreds. Last weekend's Bass Anglers Sportsman Society tournament proved as much what with the touring pros from BASS finding bass in the District,...
Georgia Governor Backs School Chief in Power Battle
Georgia Gov. Zell Miller, a Democrat who wants to be known as an "education governor," has asked for the resignations of all 11 appointees to the State Board of Education for trying to undermine the office and authority of the state's elected school...
Getting Up to Fix D.C. Schools
Joining the movement to improve public education in the country doesn't require having a child in any of the nation's schools; Lorraine Whitlock knows that. The Ward 7 resident isn't afraid to do her part in keeping the government efficient and elected...
GOP Stays Aloof in Barry-Bashing: But City's Progress Disappoints Davis
House Republicans who oversee the District yesterday distanced themselves from Speaker Newt Gingrich's recent characterization of Mayor Marion Barry as a "great disappointment" who has "sided with political corruption and hacks." But the chairman...
Gracious Co-Op Living in Upper Northwest
Who hasn't heard of the Broadmoor? It's hard to miss, that big brick building at Connecticut Avenue and Porter Street NW, not far from the Cineplex Odeon Uptown theater and Yenching Palace restaurant. This luxury residence, built in 1929, is prominently...
Hanks' `That Thing You Do!' Is Fun but Lacks Excitement
Tom Hanks would appear to possess the most cheerful outlook and reliable commercial instincts among the group of actors making writing and/or directing debuts this season - not a surprise given his comic aptitude and recent winning streak. He's also...
How Common Sense Succumbed to Rules
When U.S. Rep. Howard W. "Judge" Smith, Virginia Democrat, chairman of the House Rules Committee, stuck the word "sex" in the 1964 Civil Rights Act as a prohibited form of discrimination, he did not know that 32 years later 6-year-old Johnathan...
I-66 the Right Road for House Hunters to Take
"Get your kicks on Route 66" is how the 1940s pop song goes, and while you may not get your kicks on Virginia's Interstate 66, you just may find a home there. As the highway has grown to connect downtown Washington with some of the area's most...
Income Growth Does Not Support Clinton
President Clinton has been boasting about a small increase in household incomes last year, but income growth remains below the high levels that helped previous presidents get re-elected. Disposable income, or income minus taxes and adjusted for...
Inexperienced Duo Survives Caps Cut
Two youngsters with one game of NHL experience between them have made the Washington Capitals' season-opening roster. Anson Carter, the four-year letterman from Michigan State, and Richard Zednik, who appeared in the Caps' season-ending game last...
Inside the Beltway
WORKING THE PHONES We're happy to count Ross Perot among our readers. In fact, the billionaire presidential candidate picked up the telephone and called us not once, not twice, not thrice, but four times yesterday to say he found an Inside...
Iraq Pulls Back Anti-Aircraft Missiles Deployed in North
Iraqi mobile air-defense units in northern Iraq were taken off "ambush" status last week and no longer threaten U.S. and allied aircraft patrolling there, according to Pentagon intelligence sources. The surface-to-air missile (SAM) batteries,...
Knowing the Score for All Loans, Credit
How do you score? The next time you apply for a loan, your credit score may determine what rate you receive or even whether you receive a loan. Credit in the past was underwritten by the 3 C's: capacity, collateral and character. The most...
Lottery Board Ends Run with No-Show Meeting
The 14-year history of the District's lottery board crashed to a halt last night. Ten minutes after the final meeting of the five-member board was supposed to start, Vice Chairman Paul Kuntzler declared it over. Mr. Kuntzler, one of two board...
Mayor Stands Firm in Talks with Unions
Mayor Marion Barry yesterday stepped up his resistance to leaders of the city's labor unions, saying their refusal to negotiate new three-year contracts for 14,000 workers is forcing the city to withhold employees' dental and optical insurance. ...
Milestones Mark NHL's 80th Year
No matter what else happens during the National Hockey League's 80th season, which begins with three games tonight, it can't top what has already taken place in the world of frozen pucks. A team of U.S. players, coached and managed by United States...
Mood Tense in Palestinian Areas: Netanyahu Noncommittal about Pullback
JERUSALEM - Scattered incidents of rock-throwing and the burning of American flags punctuated an uneasy calm in the Palestinian territories yesterday after a Washington summit that left deep doubts about the future of the Middle East peace process....
No Cause Obvious in Crash: Plane Flight Originated in N.J.; No Identification Yet on 3 Killed
Federal investigators yesterday said the wreckage of a single-engine aircraft in which three persons died has not yielded clues yet as to why the plane crashed in a wooded area in southern Prince George's County. The National Transportation Safety...
No Duplicity Needed, Coincidence Will Do
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - If your name is Bill Clinton, you just can't beat coincidence as a confidence builder. Coincidences thrive down here, as the man said, like Delta cotton in August. Some people have watched the president wriggle from one accusation...
Orioles Seek to Land the Knockout Punch
BALTIMORE - From the third-base dugout, the view is grim: A throw from the gold glove catcher sails wide of first base, allowing the winning run to score. A line drive goes through the legs of the first baseman. You don't take the lead when you have...
Orioles Strike out by Supporting Alomar
"Is it more important to win at the principle and lose the game than to lose on the principle and win the game?" is the burning question posed by softball coach Tom Byrne. For this is the momentous life lesson that Baltimore Orioles second baseman...
Partner Benefits Tougher Issue for Small Firms
IBM's recent decision to offer health insurance to partners of homosexual employees follows a trend among large, self-insured corporations. Smaller employers who must purchase coverage for their workers won't automatically follow suit, benefits experts...
`Piano Jazz' Is Key Source for Local Fans: Stars, Players Coming out for Benefit
"One of jazz's greatest treasures" is the way some describe Marian McPartland, the British-born pianist whose virtuoso performances and personal style of jazz have won her a large, enthusiastic following and an international reputation. At 76,...
Questions for Mr. Clinton and Mr. Dole
President Clinton and Bob Dole square off for the first of two scheduled debates Sunday night. Here are some questions The Washington Times' editorial page would put to Mr. Clinton and Mr. Dole. For Mr. Clinton: * The use of drugs such...
Race Cuts Both Ways for GOP: Loss Would Give It Shot to Control Va. Senate
Virgil Goode's syllable-stretching drawl is a symbol of Southside Virginia, like the tobacco fields of Halifax and the textile mills of Danville. A conservative Democrat, Mr. Goode promises to defend "Medicayuh" and "tobacca" if 5th District voters...
Real Estate and Patience Make Recipe for Profit
You watch the infomercials and wonder, "Could I really make all that money in real estate?" The answer is, yes - but the route to grand riches through buying and selling houses is not quite as easy as some of the late-night TV shows would have...
Reservists Cowed by Bosnian Duty: Area Troops Assist in Bovine Bivouac
GORAZDE, Bosnia-Herzegovina - In recent action ranging from the Persian Gulf to Bosnia, Washington-area Army reservists may have thought they had seen it all. Then they were asked to baby-sit a herd of pregnant cows running amok through the rain-slicked...
Roundup
Rodman thrashes Bulls, plans for retirement His nose rings glinting in the camera lights, his purple hair peeking out below his cap and his German shepherd barking at his side, Dennis Rodman ripped Chicago Bulls management and said this season...
Russian Uncertainty Stymies NATO Plans
French and German officials say they are getting mixed signals from Moscow on the planned expansion of NATO, partly because of power struggles sparked by Russian President Boris Yeltsin's ill health. "The situation with Yeltsin's health doesn't...
Some Telling `Lessons' from the Writers' PEN
Life is hard. Life is doubly hard for the writer working alone, seeking reassurance and recognition against the odds. Recommended therapy? Fifteen well-known American fiction writers giving three-minute talks apiece in public on behalf of the...
Special Report;election '96
As both parties readily agree, the stakes for this year's election could hardly be higher. The battle for the presidency is only part of the story. The contest for control of Congress will be waged in 435 congressional districts and 34 states...
Stakes Rise If Goode Wins: Friendlier Senate in Store for Allen
The House election in Southside Virginia Nov. 5 will have a ripple effect in Richmond. If state Sen. Virgil Goode, Rocky Mount Democrat, wins a seat in the House of Representatives, a special election will determine which party controls the state...
Stand-Up Comic Dole Skewers Liberals with `Redneck' Humor
ATLANTA - Bob Dole delighted supporters here yesterday with his version of stand-up comic Jeff Foxworthy's routine on spotting "rednecks," turning it into a test for identifying liberals. "If you impose the largest tax increase in history on the...
Status Quo Returning to Division Leads
The NFL standings have a more normal look this week with Green Bay, San Francisco and Kansas City tied for the lead in their respective divisions and Pittsburgh alone atop the AFC Central. Only two divisions seem a little out of kilter: the NFC...
Strategy Falters in Dealing with Pyongyang
James Przystup, who worked on the foreign policy staff of Secretary of State James A. Baker III in the Bush administration, is director of Asian studies at the Heritage Foundation. He spoke with reporter Paige Bowers. Question: What are the issues...
That's Politics
TALK THEM DOWN Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening has discovered a potent new weapon against the press - talking reporters into submission. At a press conference Monday to tout the new state gun law, the governor delivered a long and uncharacteristically...
Treasurer Robbery Is Probed
D.C. police detectives were searching for clues yesterday in the case of a man who swiped cash Wednesday night from the cashier's office of the D.C. Treasurer, which is located in the same building that houses the Metropolitan Police Department. ...
Two Dissimilar Views of Life beyond Football
As the Washington Redskins entered the bye week sitting surprisingly atop the NFC East, former center John Gesek was sitting behind the boss' desk at his Coppell, Texas, hardware store and ex-kicker Eddie Murray was sitting by the phone in his Waterford,...
Umpires Strike Back with Threat of Walkout: Replacement Officials Set to Play Ball
Major league baseball umpires are once again set to walk out on the job until baseball officials toughen the suspension of Baltimore Orioles second baseman Roberto Alomar, who spit in umpire John Hirschbeck's face last Friday. The umpires worked...
United Gears Up for Shot at Mutiny
D.C. United will have less than a week to celebrate its Major League Soccer first-round playoff victory. Then the team has to figure out how to stop Tampa Bay's flashy Carlos Valderrama and proven scorer Roy Lassiter in the next round. After...
Week off Gives Team Chance to Pursue Goals
Take a deep breath. That really is the feeling we have as a football team during this bye week. It doesn't mean we haven't worked this week, but it is a good time to get healthy, take care of small nicks and a number of bumps and bruises. As...
White House Faces Life with Labor Laws: Senate Passes Bill to End Exemption
On the campaign trail this fall, President Clinton rarely fails to tout the Family and Medical Leave Act, the 1993 law giving workers unpaid time off for family emergencies. Now he's going to have to obey it. In one of the last acts of the...