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 September 27, 1996

104th Congress to Be Remembered as Historic, Histrionic: While GOP Hails Achievements, Democrats Cite Mean-Spiritedness
When historians remember the the 104th Congress, it will likely go down as the one that began reducing the size and scope of government and was the first to tackle the politically perilous question of how to check runaway entitlement spending. ...
1880s Victorian a Winner for Preservation, Living
An 1880s Victorian that received an award for historic preservation this year is on the market in Takoma Park for $310,000. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood in the heart of the city, the house has three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. It is on a corner...
Beating Enlightened Defeatism
Ever heard of "enlightened defeatism"? Probably not. What's the point of being enlightened if you're headed for defeat? But on the other hand, why not? If you're headed in a skiff for Niagara Falls, you might as well know it. It's conducive to gloomy...
Beijing, London Agree on Ceremony: Hong Kong Shift to Occur June 30
NEW YORK - Divorces aren't usually this hard to plan. After months of negotiations and threats of separate parties, British Foreign Secretary Malcom Rifkind yesterday announced that London and Beijing had finally agreed upon how to celebrate Hong...
Benjamin F. Holeman, 76, N.Y. Daily News Veteran
S=NEW STORY Benjamin F. Holeman, 76, N.Y. Daily News veteran Benjamin F. "Frank" Holeman, 76, a former newspaperman whose 27-year career at the New York Daily News spanned everything from copyboy to executive editor, died of a heart attack...
`Big Night' Is Little More Than Dull
The disappointing "Big Night" demands a public willing to make generous allowances for the sluggish consistency of its neophyte co-directors, Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci. After a droll and promising introduction to the principal characters -...
Bluegrass Legends: `Classic' Band from Washington Sings Its Way to Hall of Honor
Last night was a big night for some of Washington's major players in the world of bluegrass music. Pioneers who made the nation's capital the "bluegrass capital" for many years were inducted into the Hall of Honor of the International Bluegrass...
Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Buick Bring New Models to Regain Share
Although General Motors is giving its major promotion efforts to a new generation of midsize cars for the 1997 season, the company is still intent on gaining back market share in the high-profit near-luxury and luxury sectors. To bolster the sales...
Caps' Juneau Shoots for Opener - and Goals
Joe Juneau of the Washington Capitals says it was almost embarrassing to go home last summer after putting up the kind of paltry numbers not usually associated with $2 million forwards. "The results I wanted last year were not there, and that's...
Clinton Peddling Fear, Dole Tells Floridians
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Bob Dole yesterday accused President Clinton of peddling fear in search of support among seniors as he arrived here to shore up support in a state that aides consider essential to victory. The Clinton campaign has run millions...
Clinton's Hit on Starr Draws Jeers from Press
Liberal and conservative journalists are decrying President Clinton's attack this week on Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr and chiding the president for discussing the pardons process as an ex-business partner sits in jail for refusing...
Clinton's Privilege Claim on Haiti Rides out Challenge: Congress' Rush to Adjourn Works against Disclosure
Time and constitutional law appear to be on President Clinton's side in his lastest dust-up with Congress over his use of executive privilege to protect confidential documents on Haiti. On Monday, White House Counsel Jack Quinn wrote to Benjamin...
Clinton Warns Not to Trust His Coattails
President Clinton warned fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill yesterday that his double-digit lead in the polls doesn't mean they will ride his coattails back into power. At an enthusiastic party caucus, the president had another sober message for...
Consumer Confidence Slightly Higher
The Washington metropolitan area's real estate consumer confidence has come in at 42 out of 100 for the month of August, which is slightly higher than July's numbers. Consumer confidence is the leading indicator of market performance, as has been...
`Crisis-Management Mode': D.C. Schools Maintenance Waits for Things to Go Wrong
In the fall of 1991, D.C. school officials promised a face lift for the crumbling Sharpe Health School. Built in 1959, the school for physically disabled children needed dozens of repairs, including a new roof. School system administrators set...
Cummins Diesel Set Have Ram Revelry
Dodgezilla stomped along St. Louis freeways in search of its own kind - Cummins Turbo Diesel-powered Dodge Ram pickups with attitudes. About 30 miles from the city's famed Arch, a potent whiff of diesel guided the monster to an unlikely gathering...
`Dadetown': Quirky, Likable Place
A haunted classic of low-budget resourcefulness and playfulness opening today at the Key, Russ Hexter's "Dadetown" demonstrates a precocious flair for the sort of mock-documentary stylization that also distinguished Albert Brooks' "Real Life," Woody...
Darryl and Darryl: Redskins' Young DBs Play Tough
Maybe Bob Newhart ought to do a comedy routine about the Washington Redskins. "Who's their strong safety this year?" "Darryl and Darryl." In this case, that wouldn't refer to the moronic sidekicks from Newhart's 1980s sitcom. Darryl Morrison...
D.C. Politics Hurt Services for Seniors
We, the residents of Shalom House, would like to speak on behalf of senior citizens all over the city. We are outraged that we are being targeted by policies and politics in the District. A program for senior citizens that helps them to survive...
Death after Baptism May Go to a Jury
Now that the Sept. 19 death of an infant after she was baptized has been ruled a homicide, prosecutors have to decide whether to ask a grand jury to consider charging the minister who performed the rite. "We are conducting a preliminary inquiry...
Dialing for Data: Screen Phone Sends E-Mail, Lists Stocks and Pays Bills
US Order next week will begin selling a machine, priced under $300, that can send e-mail, pay bills electronically and call up stock quotes. The company is selling a telephone. "What we're saying is that when you think about communications,...
Dining in a Kingly Manner
Shakespeare Theatre artistic director Michael Kahn showed what a good editor can do with unpromising material at the opening of his version of "Henry VI" on Tuesday night. "Shakespeare took so many liberties with history - which told me I could...
Divided View from Strategic Belarus
Located on the borders of Poland, Ukraine, Russia and the Baltic States, Belarus with its 11 million people is strategically positioned on the front line between East and West but is ambivalent in its loyalties. President Alexander Lukashenko is trying...
Drawbridges Selected: Wilson Panel Picks Twin 70-Foot-High Spans
A regional committee yesterday endorsed two six-lane drawbridges to replace the ailing Woodrow Wilson Bridge in a compromise that will keep down costs and placate some Virginians' concerns about a higher bridge dominating Old Town Alexandria's waterfront....
Drug Czar to Testify on Withheld Report: Study Criticized Clinton's Strategy
A House subcommittee has summoned drug-policy director Barry McCaffrey to a hearing Tuesday to explain why the administration withheld a Pentagon-commissioned study critical of President Clinton's anti-drug strategy. The House Government Reform...
Effort to Topple Veto Unites Leaders of Society in Prayer: They See Declining Nation, Illegitimate Government in Failure
An extraordinary gathering of political, religious and social leaders, meeting for prayer before the Senate vote on President Clinton's veto of a ban on partial-birth abortion, said the failure to overturn the veto signaled the nation's moral decline....
Empty-Nesters Seek Single-Floor Living
Empty-nesters make up much of the move-down market. Not ready for a condo in Florida and even further from a room at a nursing home, these young seniors may still have older children at home or grandchildren who come to visit. Having their living...
Ethics Panel to Expand Its Probe of Gingrich: Focus to Be on Information He Gave about Course
Without ruling on the merits of the case, the House ethics committee yesterday voted unanimously to substantially expand a probe of Speaker Newt Gingrich, including a new inquiry into whether he gave the panel full and accurate information on funding...
`Extreme Measures' Goes Too Far Astray
"Extreme Measures" risks damaging an impressive accumulation of suspense and tentative human interest by resorting to last-act extremes: dubious, unsavory plot twists that leave the concluding episodes in a fractured, demented heap. Though protected...
Fellow Arabs Fear More Violent Intifada: Warnings Came from Jordan, Egypt
TEL AVIV - The violence that has left dozens of Arabs and Israelis dead the past two days came as no surprise to officials in Egypt and Jordan, who have warned that any new Palestinian uprising would be much worse than the 1987-93 intifada. Jordanian...
Forced Relocation Derailed Success Story of Emigrants to Peru
TOKYO - During a one-month sea passage to Peru in May 1935, 17-year-old Kishiro Hayashi dreamed of starting a business in his new homeland. He never imagined that his adventures would include being sent to an internment camp in Texas. Mr. Hayashi,...
Ford's Taurus SHO at Its Best Underway
One of the best things about owning a new Ford Taurus SHO is that you get to drive it most of the time. That means you almost never have to look at the back end. It's a blessing because the SHO car has one of the busiest, if not the ugliest, bustles...
Front-Wheel Drive Means Taking More Frequent Looks at Tire Wear
All the relatively generous passenger room available in today's smaller cars is a result of front-wheel-drive design. In exchange for all that roominess, you'll have to make a few additions to your list of regular vehicle maintenance checks. But...
GAO Report on World Bank Mixed
The World Bank, under attack from both the left and the right, won a lukewarm endorsement yesterday from the General Accounting Office, which reported that the 180-nation lending body works to further U.S. goals. "Bank operations support U.S. ...
Glendening Contributors Pressured to Sell Tickets: $20,000 per Person Called Unprecedented
Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening is twisting the arms of potential campaign contributors, asking them to sell $20,000 worth of tickets each to a Monday fund-raiser, critics said yesterday. "When the bundles of $20,000 come back, it's going...
GOP Impatient as Clinton Remains Coy on Immigration
Congressional Republicans are confused and angry about President Clinton's hint that he might veto the illegal-immigration bill and his refusal to publicly identify his objections. The House passed the bill 305-123 on Wednesday after GOP leaders...
GOP Sets Agenda for Next Term: Eyes Lessons Learned from Rhetoric Overkill, Packed Bills
If Republicans retain control of Congress, their goals will be to overhaul Medicare, cut income taxes, reform campaign finance laws and reduce the deficit. They also vow stricter oversight of federal agencies and a change in the way the government...
Highview and Castle Manor
ADDRESS: 2505 13th St. NW RENT: Studio apartments (350 to 450 square feet), $379 to $450; one-bedroom apartments (650 square feet), $575; two-bedroom apartments (750 to 800 square feet), $650. Utilities are included, but residents must pay...
Houston QB Chandler Suddenly Passing Fancy
Only four NFL passers have quarterback ratings of more than 100. Green Bay's Brett Favre, Miami's Dan Marino and by now, Indianapolis' Jim Harbaugh, are no surprise. But the fourth is Houston's Chris Chandler, who wasn't even supposed to be a starter...
How Child Protection Can Turn Abusive
By the 1970s, compassionate welfare policies had taken a heavy toll on the American family. Single mothers proliferated, and their live-in boyfriends or overnight sexual partners sometimes subjected the children from their prior relationships to physical...
IDI: Variety for Seniors
Varying sizes. Varying shapes. That's the kind of interesting condominium floor plans buyers will find at Riverbend at Leisure World of Virginia, a community in Lansdowne for those 55 and older. Built by the IDI Group Cos., these homes will range...
Inside Politics
RACIST STATEMENTS Victor Morales, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate seat held by Republican Phil Gramm, finds himself under fire for making racist comments just as President Clinton arrives in Texas today to campaign for him. At a news...
Inside the Beltway
ONE MEMORABLE LINE Analysts will be watching this fall's presidential debates to see if Bob Dole's sometimes-sharp tongue gets him into trouble, as happened in 1976, and whether Bill Clinton continues to be the perfect talk-show host. Then...
Isn't This the Place Where We Came In?
You really have to be a hard-nosed partisan guy not to feel a little pity for Bill Clinton. With George Gallup telling him it's all over and the Democrats can start shouting and the fat lady can break into "Amazing Grace," you can't blame the prez...
Jaguar Brings the West Here
While gold attracted swarms of people to the West many years ago, earthquakes are bringing them back East! With this rush comes a new style of home - the California style. Jaguar Homes has two California-influenced models with first-floor bedrooms...
Japanese Latin Americans Seek Redress: U.S. Interned 2,200-Plus during WWII
Their new life in Latin America screeched to a halt when the police rushed into their house and arrested them. They were squeezed into warships at gunpoint, expelled to the United States and forced into a camp surrounded by barbed wire. More...
Joseph Waldholtz Faces New Charges: Sent to Jail after Admitting Heroin Use
A federal judge yesterday revoked bail for convicted swindler Joseph Waldholtz, former husband of Rep. Enid Greene, and ordered him jailed immediately for illegal heroin use and theft while awaiting sentencing. The Utah Republican's divorced husband...
Kids Are a Pick-Me-Up for Retirees
Ten-year-old Michelle Fishburne said she didn't have a song to sing to the residents of the Arlington Oak Springs retirement home, so she made one up and belted it out for 42 elderly audience members. "There's no need to be shy because the people...
Latest Polls in State Races
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...
Liberals in Line to Lead Top Panels: Democrats Would Take House to Left
If Democrats regain control of Congress, many of the new committee chairmen will look like the old faces of liberalism. Rep. Charles B. Rangel of New York would head the committee that controls taxes, Ways and Means. Rep. Ronald V. Dellums...
Lots of Easy Action Covered in `2 Days'
While it's always inspiring to think that movie reviewers are happy, even jubilant, in their work, the profession does seem to lend itself to chronic overstatement. A conspicuous new Exhibit A: the ads for John Herzfeld's sometimes coldblooded and...
Lottery Board Chairman Quits, Citing `Attacks'
The chairman of the D.C. lottery board resigned yesterday, the second member of the troubled, five-member panel to step down this week. Kenneth Brewer said he was stepping down because he can "no longer accept these kinds of attacks." The...
Make Next Out-of-Town Trip Fun: Rent a Budget Saleen Mustang
Back in 1968, a person could sidle up to the counter at Hertz and walk away with the keys to a GT-350H Mustang, resplendent in black paint with gold stripes and ready to provide a week's worth of fun in someone else's car. Today, these "rent-a-racers"...
Managed Care Shouldn't Prevent Doctors from Telling Patients the Truth
In his Sept. 23 Op-Ed article, "The AMA targets managed care," David Keene asserts that legislation to protect communications between patients and their health care providers is driven by "self-serving special interests." On behalf of the Center...
Marceca Was at White House during Log Gap: Any Viewing of Files Went Unrecorded
Army investigator Anthony Marceca worked in the White House as a volunteer until May, including on nine days in the period of the six-month gap in the White House's access log for FBI files. Mr. Marceca, under criminal investigation in the files...
Moral Equivalence, Part II: The Middle East
From the moment three years ago when Israel and the Palestinians signed the Oslo accords, which include a provision for the creation of a Palestinian police force, the question has been what would happen if push came to shove and violence erupted again...
Moral Equivalence, Part I: The Koreas
By now it's difficult to imagine what the North Koreans can do to provoke the United States. An armed invasion of South Korea, perhaps? Who knows if even that would get a rise out of a Clinton White House whose determined meekness in the face of...
Neon Shines in Stellar, Innovative Dodge Lineup
I've said it before, so I'll bore you with it again. I am thrilled with the great strides made by all American automakers in the last few years, but the folks at Dodge have one of the most exciting and innovative lineups in the industry. That...
New Look for the New Year
Opening in January 1997, Quaker Custom Homes' Buckingham model has been revamped and revised. What's new about it? It has a larger kitchen with a corner sink that overlooks the back yard. It also has a morning room/sun room option that can be built...
New Water Agency Is Owed $30 Million
A newly appointed city-suburban water and sewer authority learned at its first meeting yesterday that it has inherited $30 million in unpaid bills from the D.C. agency it was set up to replace. The money is owed by D.C. landlords who were shielded...
No One Should Hold a Patent on Humans
So how much, exactly, is the blueprint of your life worth? It has been several years since worldwide controversy first erupted over efforts to patent and commercialize human DNA sequences or segments of human genes. But the controversy - which...
No Pardons, Lawmakers Urge: 170 Sign Letter on Whitewater
Saying they are "shocked and alarmed" by the possibility that President Clinton will pardon several Whitewater figures, 170 members of Congress, including three Democrats, yesterday asked him for guarantees he will not grant "pardons of any sort."...
O'Donnell Tumbles from Peak to Pits
Quarterback Neil O'Donnell chose a big-money contract rather than a winning season when he left the Pittsburgh Steelers for the New York Jets during the offseason. But after signing a $25 million deal with his hometown team, O'Donnell has gone...
Officials Fail to Make Use of All Maintenance Funds: D.C. Trails Other School Systems in Capital Spending
When officials in charge of maintaining the District's public schools last month insisted they didn't have enough money to repair crumbling buildings, suspicious D.C. Council staffers ordered them to take another look. A few weeks later, the school...
Optimism along with Increasing Options
Viewers of last week's "Washington Times Home Guide Show" on NewsChannel 8 heard the following questions about the fall new-homes market discussed by Home Guide host Peter Vandevanter; Debbie Rosenstein, president of Rosenstein Research Associates;...
Orioles near Wild Card as Coppinger Delivers
TORONTO - Two pitchers who began the year at Class AAA Rochester have put the Baltimore Orioles in position to clinch their first playoff spot in 13 years - possibly as early as tonight. One night after Rick Krivda shut down the Boston Red Sox,...
Palestinian-Israeli Gunbattles Kill 50: West Bank Sees First Tanks since '67; Funeral Violence Feared
TEL AVIV - Israeli troops and thousands of Palestinians, including armed police, clashed in street battles at military checkpoints across the West Bank and Gaza Strip yesterday, threatening to finish off the fragile peace process. At least 39 Palestinians...
Pathfinder's Redesign Emphasizes Carlike Qualities
As increasing hordes of Americans become enamored with sport/utilities, the vehicles themselves are starting to take on a different character. Back in the olden days - about a decade ago - these machines were strictly trucks, with truck engines,...
Pontiac Heats Up Minivan Wars
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, Mont. - Playing catch-up can be difficult, but Pontiac's new Trans Sport appears ready to be a major player in the hotly contested minivan marketplace. The new Trans Sport is aimed directly at the Dodge Caravan, the industry...
Psychiatrist Lists Driving Behaviors to Shed, Adopt
If you drive frequently, do me a favor and take this simple quiz: 1. Do you often drive through yellow or red lights? 2. Do you get impatient with other drivers for going slowly? 3. Do you curse, pound the steering wheel or make obscene...
Race-Based HUD
The Supreme Court could hardly have been more clear about the limits of racial preferences than it was in the Adarand case decided last year. "Government may treat people differently because of their race only for the most compelling reasons," wrote...
RAV4 Sets Mark for Mini-SUV
Rarely is a carmaker credited with creating a new market niche. Chrysler was for the minivan. Ford was for the Mustang. VW was for the Bug. Honda, some argue, should be for the Acura. But if sales of mini-sport/utilities take off, as many automotive...
Regional News;that's Politics
STAND-UP BOB Comedians may say Bob Dole is too old to run for president, but Mr. Dole proved last week that he isn't too old to be a comedian. At a campaign stop in Springfield, Arthur Morrissette Jr., president of Interstate Van Lines, introduced...
Religion Used as Guise for Lorton Sex, Drug Ring: FBI Arrests 29 Members of `Sect'
The FBI arrested 29 self-proclaimed members of a religious sect yesterday for smuggling drugs into the District's maximum-security prison in Lorton and providing women for sexual encounters that were videotaped for sale to other inmates. Another...
Richmond American Offers Flexible Placement
Richmond American Homes is premiering a new floor plan in several communities throughout the metro area. Called the Morgan, it is a spacious, two-story single-family model. "Basically, the house is a first-floor-bedroom plan with some unique qualities,"...
Roundup
Lewis, McCall to fight for Tyson's vacated belt The idea yesterday supposedly was to promote a heavyweight championship fight between Lennox Lewis and Oliver McCall. But WBC president Jose Sulaiman kept the focus on Mike Tyson, who gave up...
Schools Agree: Kissing Not Kid Stuff: `Ridiculous' Rule Also Applies Here
Whether huddled around the office coffee pot or standing in supermarket checkout lanes, people yesterday chatted endlessly about the "ridiculous" and "bizarre" case of the 6-year-old North Carolina boy accused of sexual harassment for kissing a classmate...
Senate Fails in Override Attempt: Upholds Veto of Abortion Ban
The Senate yesterday upheld President Clinton's veto of the partial-birth-abortion ban, but its proponents warned of political retribution against him and others who support a practice condemned as "infanticide." Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott...
Seoul to Recall Attache Linked to Spy Suspect: Hopes Affair Will Not Hurt Relations
South Korea's government has agreed to recall the military attache posted here who the FBI says received classified intelligence documents from a civilian navy worker charged with spying. South Korean navy Capt. Baek Dong-il, identified by the...
Shared Power to Clinton's Benefit?
A few weeks ago I was talking with a prominent "New Democrat" who strongly supports Bill Clinton's re-election. Interestingly, he said the best thing for Mr. Clinton would be a second term with Republicans keeping control of Congress. Congressional...
So Here's the Deal; Well, OK, Here's the Incentive
Suppose you need to sell your house. You find a good Realtor, familiar with your neighborhood, and he or she does a market analysis to determine the value of your house. Say it's $180,000, and you agree that sounds right. Your agent enters...
Spirituality and Healing: `Faith Factor' in Medicine Is Gaining Credibility
In some medical circles, a joke is making the rounds: "So the doctor tells the patient, take two aspirin, get plenty of rest and go to church or synagogue." The story is circulating in response to a new trend in medical research that shows religion,...
Strickland Just Needs a Little Understanding
So Rod Strickland is merely another misunderstood athlete. When he couldn't fit a physical examination into his schedule after being traded to the Bullets last July, it was not what it seemed. When he demanded to have his contract renegotiated,...
Terps QB Cummings Expected to Return
The news should brighten the mood of Maryland fans across the state, considering the staunch road test the Terps will face tomorrow against the nation's 23rd-ranked team. Coach Mark Duffner said last night that junior quarterback Brian Cummings...
The District's School Board Farce
Rod Boggs is exhibiting the kind of righteous indignation I love to see in citizens. Frustrated and enraged, the founder of Parents United, a citywide group that brought the now-famous lawsuit against the District of Columbia for failure to maintain...
Third 1954 Plymouth Convertible Is the Charm
Allyn Kilsheimer remembers 1959 as a time when his future looked mighty grim. Still, he needed a car and, with next to no working capital, he began shopping around for a bargain. He located a 1954 Plymouth Belvedere convertible with a price tag...
Toyota Camry Raises Ante in Auto War between Japanese, Detroit
DETROIT - When the yen crashed through the psychologically significant 100 to the dollar mark barely a year ago, one could almost hear champagne corks popping all over the Motor City. After all, it hadn't been very long since Japanese products,...
Tracker Is Pint-Sized Workhorse
The Geo nameplate is only a few years old, but this banner under which GM assembles its so-called "captive imports" has an impressive lineup of vehicles. They may be from varying origins from Toyota to Suzuki, but the GM touch in packaging and...
Turnover Ratio Key to 3-Game Win Streak
Three weeks ago at this time, we were getting ready to play the Chicago Bears. At the time, it was brought to my attention during the week how important the game was going to be for this football team. It was said and written at the time that...
United Needs Win in Game 2 Tonight
Underneath a gray sky, D.C. United coach Bruce Arena was laughing as he kicked shots at the goal. United defender Mario Gori was equally amused playing goalkeeper. Yet two days after a difficult and unusual playoff loss to the New York/New Jersey...
ValuJet to Begin Flying Again Next Week
ValuJet Airlines won approval yesterday to resume service to Dulles and a limited number of other airports, four months after one of its planes crashed in Florida, killing all 110 aboard. The Transportation Department said it was issuing a final...
VanDam Fishes D.C. to Take Early Lead
MARBURY, Md. - Kevin VanDam, the 1996 Angler of the Year on the national Bass Angler Sportsman Society tour, leads after the first day of the $276,000 Bassmaster Maryland Top 100 fishing tournament on the Potomac River. VanDam returned to the weigh...
Veteran Team Plays It Cool despite Hot Playoff Race
TORONTO - Say this much about the Baltimore Orioles: They know how to handle a tense playoff race. As card games and fantasy football trade negotiations dominated the pregame clubhouse here yesterday, the veteran team showed little signs of strain...
Volunteers to Tie Schools into Internet
A statewide effort to wire 600 Maryland schools to the Internet is expected to attract 7,000 volunteers as it begins today. "It gives children another opportunity to access information rapidly from many sources. Kids today are part of that era,...
Why the `No Doc' Loan Is Not a Good Idea
I am a small-business owner, moving to our third home, and when I asked about financing, our real estate agent said that I would want a "no-doc" loan. What are the advantages of a no-doc loan? - Harvey, Silver Spring The advantage of a no-doc...
Will Rogers Show Fits like Old Shoe
In "Will Rogers' U.S.A.," the collection of Rogers' wry observations on American life and politics that opened at Ford's Theatre on Wednesday, James Whitmore lets the audience watch him get into character. The actor puts down his encyclopedia,...
Your Money;metro Firms
Marriott International profits climb Marriott International Inc. reported that net income for the third quarter ended Sept. 6 increased 26 percent to $58 million (43 cents a share) from $46 million (35 cents) in the year-ago quarter. Revenues...