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 April 23, 2004

11 GOP Senators Urge Gorelick to Testify; Public Testimony Sought on 1995 Role at Justice
Byline: Charles Hurt and Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Eleven Republican senators sent a letter to the September 11 commission yesterday, asking that panel member Jamie S. Gorelick testify publicly about her role in defining the relationship...
250 Colonials Set in la Plata
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Patriot Homes is building 250 Colonial-style single-family homes at Hunters Brooke in La Plata, where residents can enjoy a swimming pool, tennis court and ball fields. Each home in this...
9/11 Memorial Aims for 2006; Wants to Open on Fifth Anniversary of Attack
Byline: Sean Salai, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Members of the nonprofit group in charge of building a memorial to the people killed in the attack on the Pentagon say getting the memorial constructed correctly is more important than opening it on time....
Airport Screeners Perform 'Poorly'; Private, Public Workers 'About the Same'
Byline: Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Airport screeners employed by both the federal government and private companies perform poorly despite a multibillion-dollar revamping of aviation security after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the...
A Pleasing 'Voyage' to French Adventure; World War II Drama Told by the Conquered
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Germans are about to take Paris, and what are the Parisians worried about? Securing reservations at the Hotel Splendide in Bordeaux. There will be no roughing it in the provinces, thank you very...
Are Three Chords Still Enough? Rock's Just a Memory for Girls Gone Mild
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Where have all the rock girls gone? Courtney Love is a shattered mess. Liz Phair hired the Matrix and went adult-contemporary. Sheryl Crow is retreading Cat Stevens. The quarterly magazine Rockrgrl,...
Baltimore Could Host ACCs
Byline: Patrick Stevens, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The ACC lacrosse tournament has been compared to the NCAA final four because of its weekend format and ferocious play. Next year it appears it will also have a final-four venue. The ACC and M&T...
Bark, No Bite in 'Not Scared; Poignancy Lost amid Plot Manipulations, Photo-Ops
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Italian import "I'm Not Scared" is dominated pictorially by vistas of sun-drenched wheat fields in the Puglia region of the south. At the outset, you expect a peasant saga of some kind, in the tradition...
Bear Hunt Costs Agency Donation; Activists Offered Maryland Money to Stop Kill Off
Byline: S.A. Miller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Animal rights groups say they will not donate $75,000 to Maryland's Department of Natural Resources because the agency has rejected their condition of calling off a bear hunt. The activists offered the...
Builder's Model Offers 'Substantial Deal'
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With complete color coordination, upgrades and options worth thousands of dollars - and the benefit of professional lighting designers, landscapers and interior decorators - model homes offer...
Bush Offers Up Plan to Restore Wetlands; Millions Earmarked over 5 Years
Byline: Joseph Curl, THE WASHINGTON TIMES WELLS, Maine - President Bush yesterday celebrated the 34th annual Earth Day by announcing a proposal to create, improve and protect 3 million acres of environmentally sensitive wetlands over the next five...
Carlisle Celebrates 30th Anniversary
Byline: Bill O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Carlisle celebrates 30th anniversary "Spring Carlisle 2004" continues at the fairgrounds through Sunday in Carlisle, Pa. The 30th-anniversary season is expected to draw at least 120,000 enthusiasts to...
Central Parke Offers Low Upkeep, Resort Style
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Laurel, long a favorite spot for Maryland residential development because of its location within commut- ing distance of both Washington and Baltimore, is now home to Central Parke at Victoria...
Clarett's NFL Bid Rejected; Supreme Court Justices Won't Hear His Case
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Maurice Clarett's last-ditch plea to the Supreme Court was shot down yesterday, leaving the former Ohio State star running back and Southern Cal wide receiver Mike Williams ineligible for this weekend's...
'Clifford' Takes Kiddies on a Carnival Ride; Film Bland, but It Does Have Some Lessons, Ritter's Voice
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Let's face it. With traditional cell animation on its big-screen deathbed, the makers of "Clifford's Really Big Movie" couldn't expect too much respect from the box office gods. The film offers unremarkable...
Clock Watcher; Official Timekeeper and Team Maintain Most Accurate Settings in the World
Byline: William Glanz, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Demetrios Matsakis keeps America's time. And so, when the man who maintains the most accurate timepieces in the world at the U.S. Naval Observatory in Northwest Washington notices that one of two clocks...
'Close Your Eyes,' Don't Watch This; Cult Tale Plunges to Gory Excess
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The title "Close Your Eyes" hints at the profession of a footloose protagonist, Goran Visnjic as a hypnotherapist named Michael Strother. Following a sinister prologue, in which we glimpse a little girl...
Connivers Back-Stab Just for Fun
Byline: Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Well-known politicians, journalists and businesspeople acted like shameless hams to win the honor of being named the biggest "connivers" in Washington at an Arena Stage benefit Monday night.A spoof of...
Contractors in Iraq Scale Back, Pull out; Bloody Month Leaves Foreign Workers Wary
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Continued violence across Iraq has forced German engineering company Siemens AG to pull its employees out of the war-torn country and U.S.-based General Electric Co. is suspending some of its rebuilding...
Crash Landing for Buble; New 'Fly with Me' CD Covers Same Old Ground
Byline: Eric Felten, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Come Fly With Me (CD and DVD) Michael Buble Warner Bros. You just have to ask, Who is managing Michael Buble's career? It's as if, having made an instant star out of the youngish Canadian...
Cyprus Divided over Unity Vote; Annan Says 'No Magic Way' to Address All Demands
Byline: Andrew Borowiec, THE WASHINGTON TIMES NICOSIA, Cyprus - A hotly disputed U.N. referendum on the future of this divided island has widened the rift between its two main ethnic groups and cast strong doubt on the prospect of Cypriot unity...
Determining 'Normal' Rental Wear and Tear
Byline: M. Anthony Carr, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Most leases I've seen require tenants to leave the property "broom clean" when they move out. But one person's "immaculate" is another person's "broom clean." A quick search found two online...
Digging for Answers; WMD and Kerry's Record
Byline: Diana West, THE WASHINGTON TIMES I wasn't going to write about the non-release or the release of John Kerry's military record. While intriguing to be sure, this mystery - why it is that a presidential candidate who has focused the nation's...
Ehrlich Seeks Business Backing; Exhorts Executives to Be 'Dangerous ... Partner with Annapolis'
Byline: Robert Redding Jr., THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. told business leaders yesterday that he needs them to take a more active roll in government for him to succeed during the remainder of his term. "I am not...
FedEx Draft Party to Draw a Crowd
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In another example of how the return of coach Joe Gibbs has energized the Washington Redskins' fan base, more than 44,000 people have signed up to attend tomorrow's draft party at FedEx Field, where Gibbs...
Fighting for Women's Health
Byline: Ann Geracimos, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson doesn't go in for silly sound bites. Asked at Monday's Society for Women's Health Research dinner to guess how much job time he spends on women's health...
'Fire' Flickers ... Dies; Fanning Fine, Washington Singed by Role in Tepid Film
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Set in a Mexico City depicted as a lawless purgatory of cutthroats and kidnappers, "Man on Fire" starring Denzel Washington may be the most hypertrophic revenge and/or vigilante thriller ever hallucinated...
First Quarter Portends Banner Year
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES With March resale statistics now available, it is apparent that 2004 is on pace to set yet another record for Washington-area home sales. Almost 12,000 existing homes were sold last month, a...
Ford's New F-150 Handles the Load
Byline: Frank Aukofer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES There's responsibility, and then there's crushing burden. Any of us might be responsible for such things as taking out the trash on Wednesday, making coffee in the morning or paying the utility...
Gainesville Sites near Links, Lake
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Richmond American Homes is building 29 single-family homes on homesites of 1 to 3 acres at the Estates at Breyerton in Gainesville, close to golf courses and boating and fishing on Lake Manassas....
Gallery Could Be First Pick
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Iowa offensive tackle Robert Gallery might be the best player in this weekend's NFL Draft. The 6-foot-7, 323-pounder could go first to San Diego if the Chargers - already in hot water because of poor play...
GMC Sonoma Reborn as Canyon
Byline: Sue Mead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The existing, and aging, GMC Sonoma compact pickup truck has been reborn in 2004 as the GMC Canyon. Although front-end styling is similar to the full-size Sierra truck, the Canyon uses a distinct...
Green Complex Attracts Renters
Byline: Tim Lemke, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some of the most earth-friendly apartments in the Washington area also are some of the most popular. The Blair Towns apartment complex in Silver Spring, the first multifamily project to gain special certification...
'Hanoi John'
Byline: Greg Pierce, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'Hanoi John' A House Republican and Vietnam veteran yesterday referred to the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee as "Hanoi John." Rep. Sam Johnson of Texas joined several Republicans yesterday...
HHS' Reckless Agenda
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Politics predictably can get dirty during election years, but a new politicization of the Department of Health and Human Services has put the government squarely in the partisan mix. The odd thing about the situation...
Honda Got the Crossover Pilot Right the First Time
Byline: Russ Heaps, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Only 2 years old, the Honda Pilot remains basically unchanged for 2004. That's not necessarily a bad thing. It came right out of the chute as a top contender among crossovers and it is still a...
House OKs Plan for Regeneration; Elections Would Follow Mass Toll
Byline: Amy Fagan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House members contemplated their own mortality yesterday as they approved a bill designed to replace themselves and keep Congress functioning, should a large number of them be killed in a catastrophic event....
Invasive Poodles
Byline: John McCaslin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Invasive poodles If you like the Endangered Species Act, you'll love the Invasive Species Act. Opponents say if the final Transportation Act, now being picked through in Senate committee, "includes...
Iraqis Blame Allies for Bombings; Say Suicide Attacks Handiwork of British, U.S. Forces, Mossad
Byline: Annia Ciezadlo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Outraged by their country's collapse into chaos, some Iraqis are turning to a disturbing explanation for Wednesday morning's suicide bombings in Basra - that they must have been planned by British...
Is Low-Rate ARM Worth Volatility?
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: I am in the military and have a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage in the amount of $185,000 at 6.50 percent. My principal and interest (P&I) payment is $1,205 per month. The value of the...
Jessie Albert Braudaway
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Justice Probes Charges at In-House Drug Agency; Claims of Sexual Harassment, Mismanagement under Review
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Justice Department officials are looking into a series of complaints about mismanagement and inappropriate behavior at the department's national center for drug research in Pennsylvania. The Justice Department...
Kerry Interview Butt of GOP Jokes; DeLay Dishes on Restaurant Endorsements
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sen. John Kerry's interview Sunday on "Meet the Press" has become a source of ridicule among some Republicans this week, especially the presumptive Democratic presidential candidate's insinuation he's received...
Language Law Translates to $440,000 a Year
Byline: Matthew Cella, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A new D.C. law directs city agencies to produce their documents in a variety of languages for about 38,000 residents who do not speak or read English well. Under the Language Access Act, city agencies...
Leadership Split
Byline: Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Leadership split Despite the outward appearance of tranquility, China is in the midst of a power struggle between the old and new regimes. The leadership, we are told, is divided...
Long-Ago Abortion Still Fuels Woman's Anger
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Agnes Strauss Wolf, a spry 82-year-old Northern Virginia resident, is finally sharing her secret after 50 years. Yet each time she travels down the dark alley in her memory to "the most degrading,...
Marching in Wrong Direction; Women Deserve Better Than Abortion
Byline: Serrin M. Foster, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Perhaps as many as 1 million men and women will march on Washington on Sunday in support of "women's lives." Yet you can be sure this support won't include addressing the health risks from...
Mary McGrory
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Washington lost a lyricist and an incisive political observer when columnist Mary McGrory died Wednesday at age 85. Born in Boston, Miss McGrory contributed book reviews to the New York Herald before she began writing...
Menace to Society; the Low Down on the 'Down Low'
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Caution: Reader discretion advised. It is called the "down low" and, generally, here is how it works. A man wants to have sexual relations with another man. So, on such occasions, the two wink at each...
Metro Board Seen Likely to Increase All Prices
Byline: Tarron Lively, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Metro riders likely will begin paying more to ride subways and buses as board members prepare for a final vote to approve a 15-cent fare increase. The increase would apply to peak and off-peak base...
Multiple Events Expected to Tie Up Area Traffic Routes
Byline: David Drebes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Residents and tourists in the Washington metropolitan area this weekend should be prepared for traffic jams and street closings stemming from protests and sporting events that will attract tens of thousands...
New World Premieres for Tennessee Williams; KenCen Opens Unpublished One-Act Plays of 'Depth, Wit'
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Blanche du Bois may have depended on the kindness of strangers, but for the Shakespeare Theatre's artistic director Michael Kahn, it was the kindness of scholars that landed him first dibs on 15 of Tennessee...
Out with Windstar, in with Freestar
Byline: Arv Voss, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The goal of Ford for the Windstar minivan's replacement was to design the Freestar as the highest quality minivan to ever roll out of a Blue Oval plant. The new Freestar offers a host of safety...
Pacific Century Fades
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pacific Century fades When the September 11 terrorist attacks changed everything, they also dashed the hopes that the 21st century would be the "Pacific Century," the Indonesian ambassador said this...
Pastiched to Perfection; Krall Too Pleasant to Provoke and Too Derivative to Inspire
Byline: Stefan Sullivan, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Diana Krall The Girl in the Other Room Verve Anyone who has ever done the lounge piano-vocal gig for 60 bucks and two free drinks knows that versatility has its rewards. If you can...
Petulant One Deserves Fate
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Let Maurice Clarett go to the NFL and get beat up. Let this one-season college wonder have his moment in the NFL Draft tomorrow. His reality will be delivered soon enough. His lack of foresight will...
Potomac, Anacostia Get Some Cleanup; River Relief Workers Gather Loads of Trash for Earth Day Event
Byline: Judith Person, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Volunteers cleaning the District's waterways pulled 40 tons of trash from the banks of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers this month and yesterday placed the garbage on a barge to commemorate the 34th annual...
Predictable Fantasy, but It's Still Fun; She's '13 Going on 30'-- and There's Love at Stake
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Someone slipped something into my soft drink. I liked "13 Going on 30." I wasn't supposed to like "13 Going on 30," for all the obvious critical reasons: It's patently derivative of the Tom Hanks...
Pristine Porsche 928 Got a Cool Reception
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Although not an eye is batted today when a Porsche drives by with a water-cooled V-8 engine in front of the driver, this was not the case almost 30 years ago when the 928 model arrived on the automotive...
Pro-Choice March Comes amid Wins by Abortion Foes; Celebrities Lend Support to Weekend Gathering
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The first pro-choice march in 12 years scheduled for Sunday in the District comes at a time when pro-life advocates have gained momentum at state and national levels. The March for Women's Lives...
Quote of the Day
Byline: Andrew Sullivan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Quote of the day "When I watched those planes go into the Twin Towers, I felt elated. That magnificent action split the world into two camps: you were either with Islam and al Qaeda, or with the enemy....
Rally against D-Rays Puts O's Back in First
Byline: Jon Fogg, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - For the second straight night, the Baltimore Orioles found themselves trailing Tampa Bay early and needing strong relief pitching and timely offense. This time they got both in a 7-6 victory before...
Redskins Determine Draft Order
Byline: Jody Foldesy, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The decision between tight end Kellen Winslow II and safety Sean Taylor was made last night. The Washington Redskins, already having spent weeks rating prospective selections for this weekend's NFL Draft,...
Rumsfeld Rejects Idea of Returning to the Draft
Byline: Guy Taylor, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld yesterday dismissed the notion of reinstating the military draft, saying that the Pentagon, if needed, can dig deeper into Reserve and National Guard forces to relieve...
Safety Doesn't Play It Safe; Hurricanes Star Taylor Known for Aggressive Style
Byline: Mark Zuckerman, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There's one fundamental rule that football coaches at the University of Miami impress on their athletes: make big plays or you don't play. It's no surprise, then, that Sean Taylor spent little time...
Senate Affirms Victims' Rights
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate voted overwhelmingly yesterday to pass a bill that guarantees victims of federal crimes the right to be involved in trials and parole hearings in their case and to be notified of the criminal's...
Specter Gets Less Money from GOP; Party Rallying Behind Senator
Byline: Ralph Z. Hallow, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The National Republican Senatorial Committee has given Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter's primary campaign less than half the $1.3 million that the committee was prepared to give, a Republican campaign...
Terps Add Lonergan as Assistant
Byline: Rick Snider, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Catholic University basketball coach Mike Lonergan was named Maryland's No. 2 assistant yesterday, giving the Terrapins two national championship coaches on their bench. Lonergan departs Catholic after...
The Lesson Missed in the Graveyard
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES There's a little graveyard on the outskirts of Washington where, amongst rusting Prince Albert tobacco cans, Win With Willkie buttons and rotting hulks of '57 Edsels half-hidden in the weeds, the dreams...
Top 5: Successor Genres to Rock?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES It's easy to pronounce rock dead, but beware: The cut-out bins are crowded with the remains of popular-music genres once destined to supplant rock. 1. FOLK REVIVAL - In the late '50s, the close harmony and progressive...
Trains Collide, Explode in N. Korea; Town in 'Ruins' after Fatal Blast
Byline: Andrew Salmon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES SEOUL - Two trains, one carrying oil and the other liquefied natural gas, collided yesterday in the town of Ryongchon in North Korea, killing and injuring as many as 3,000 people, according to unconfirmed...
Updated Cleveland Park Victorian a Gem
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In 1915, the year the home at 3409 Newark St. NW was built, Washingtonians used the trolley for travel. One popular destination was Glen Echo Amusement Park, where local families had been enjoying...
U.S. Doubts Kim's Commitment to End Nuclear Standoff; Says No 'Real' Promises Were Made
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration yesterday expressed skepticism about North Korea's commitment to resolving the nuclear standoff on the peninsula, despite this week's pledge by Kim Jong-il, the reclusive North...
U.S. to Present U.N. Resolution before Transition; Military Can Stay after June 30 Handover, Official Says
Byline: Sharon Behn, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The United States hopes to offer a new U.N. resolution on Iraq as soon as U.N. special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi concludes his work on naming the lead players in Iraq's new government, the State Department said...
U.S. Will Pressure Japan to Buy Beef; Mad Cow Issue Called Resolved
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Bush administration this weekend will press Japanese officials to resume buying American beef, four months after a lone case of mad cow disease all but halted overseas sales. The U.S. beef industry...
Virginia's Divided Republicans
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Until recently, the Virginia General Assembly appeared to be one of the more hospitable places in the country for advocates of limited government. With taxpayers in two of the state's largest metropolitan areas having...
Wedded to the Original
Byline: Pat Boone, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES We're at war. And I'm not talking about the war against terrorism, with its dreadful daily reminders. I'm talking about the civil - and increasingly uncivil - culture war now raging across America,...
Winkler Reborn
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Winkler reborn These are happy days, indeed, for the man formerly known as Arthur Fonzarelli. Henry Winkler, who shot to pop culture immortality as the uber-cool Fonzie on "Happy Days," suddenly...
Yassin, Rantisi Deaths Fuel Hamas Crisis
Byline: Joshua Mitnick, THE WASHINGTON TIMES TEL AVIV - The radical Palestinian group Hamas has been plunged into a leadership crisis after two of its founding visionaries, Sheik Ahmed Yassin and Abdel Aziz Rantisi, were assassinated by Israeli...