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 22, 1996

3,500 Laotians Head for U.S. after 20 Years in Thailand
Nearly 3,500 Laotians who have lived up to 20 years in refugee camps in northern Thailand are to be brought to the United States by the end of the summer, a State Department official says. They are among the last of nearly 2 million Indochinese...
Abilities and Accomplishments
People with disabilities take great pride in overcoming what society views as their limitations - using their talents to become great athletes, scientists, entrepreneurs and entertainers. Guests at Fridays second annual Date Able Image Awards were...
Advice Etc.;radio Waves
DANIELS PROMOTED Mac Daniels, assistant program and music director of Viacom Radio's WMZQ-FM (98.7), was promoted to program director on Wednesday. He had been acting program director since Gary McCartie left the station in January. After...
Bell Atlantic, Nynex Agree to Giant Merger
Bell Atlantic Corp. and Nynex Corp. agreed to a merger yesterday to create a company that would provide local phone service to customers stretching from Virginia to Maine, according to sources close to the deal. The merger talks, which have languished...
Both Sides in Fairfax Use Flawed Arguments
I write not to denounce or support the proposed Fairfax County budget cuts, nor to argue against or advocate the proposed tax and fee increases. My comments focus on the strategy many people have used in debating the Fairfax County budget and the leadership...
Bringing Differences into Sharper Focus
Sen. Bob Dole's chief of staff, Sheila Burke, promises that over the next few months the voters will see much sharper differences between President Clinton's policies and Republican proposals for change. "There will be sharp, bright lines drawn...
Caps Bring in Three Players to Bolster Decimated Roster
Washington Capitals coach Jim Schoenfeld is not the type who turns his daily meeting with the press into a stand-up comedy routine, but he occasionally does get off a good line. Like yesterday. "I mean, we're down to bare bones now," he said in...
Casanova and Madonna, Together at Last
The idea of putting Casanova, the legendary lover, and Madonna, the pop singer and sex symbol, together in the same play is funny all by itself. But can a writer go political with such a pair? That seems to be the intention of Puerto Rican playwright...
Channel 9 Comes Up with a Strong Broo
Ken Broo's first week as sports anchor at WUSA-TV suggests that he could be the best thing to hit this area from Cincinnati since the Reds traded Frank Robinson to the Orioles in December 1965. Broo, 43, is funny, insightful and imaginative - a...
Cinderella Cleaners, Inc
Here we go again. This is the week we dust off our computers, make our factory stations look cozy and comfy, polish the engines in the firehouse and invite our daughters to come in and watch us work. It's the fourth annual "Take Our Daughters...
Clinton, Yeltsin Stay Cautious in 1-Day Summit: Election-Year Alliance Denied
MOSCOW - President Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin held a low-key summit yesterday and pledged to keep U.S.-Russian relations on track during a difficult election year in both countries. The two leaders said that, after five hours of...
Delightfully Dynamic Duo
Booked for two weeks at the Biograph, the British cartoon anthology "Wallace & Gromit: The Best of Aardman Animations" saves the best for last while exploiting the most famous creations from the Bristol studio. The final selection, "A Close...
Democratic Roots Begin to Rot in Gore Country: Rematch of Close '94 Campaign Set
Second in a weekly series highlighting key political contests and issues in the 1996 election. GAINESBORO, Tenn. - For generations, the tobacco country of Middle Tennessee has been fertile terrain for ambitious Democrats eager to make a mark in...
Embassy Row
FUND FOR LEBANON Lebanese Ambassador Riad Tabbarah has established an emergency fund to help the victims of Israeli attacks, which have killed or wounded many civilians since they began April 11. Israel says the attacks are aimed at Hezbollah...
Environmental Eden: In the Future, Not the Past
It safely can be predicted that today's Earth Day activities will feature numerous attacks on business and industry for despoiling the environment in the name of profits. Many of the environmentalists making such attacks no doubt agree with the Unabomber,...
Etiquette Taught as Business Intelligence
It pays to mind your manners. It's been paying Dorothea Johnson since 1974, when she founded the Protocol School of Washington to train diplomats, military attaches and business executives about to embark on overseas missions. After training...
Even Haley Gets into Act as Bulls Win for Posterity
Jack Haley made his season debut yesterday at US Scare Arena. It was a revealing development in the season finale between the Bulls and Bullets. You knew the game was virtually meaningless, along the order of a preseason game, when Haley made...
Extra Points;roundup
Wallace still the man in Martinsville Terry Labonte's record-setting race was overshadowed yesterday by Rusty Wallace, who won the Goody's Headache Powders 500 in Martinsville, Va., for the fourth straight year. Labonte, breaking a tie he forged...
Fairfax Considers Cutting Posh Retirement Benefits
Fairfax County's 10,000 employees have one of the most generous pension plans around - better than state, federal and most local governments. But that may change soon as the county Board of Supervisors concocts a mix of spending cuts and tax increases...
Father Goose's Soaring Vision: Researcher's Story Wings Its Way to the Page, Film
They call him Father Goose. And sculptor William Lishman just laughs. It's an affectionately silly nickname for a man engaged in deadly serious research - which he prefers to any other activity he can name. Mr. Lishman is the man who in 1993...
Forget School, Hard Work, Sacrifice - There's an Easier Way to Get Rich
America has always been the great land of opportunity, and recent events in California have provided a new avenue for riches - one even illegal aliens have discovered. My parents always said to study hard, dedicate myself to work, be honest, be...
Former POW Gains Friends to Protest Outrage by County
Dear Sgt. Shaft: I'm a resident of Silver Spring and know R.C.B., whose letter to Montgomery County Executive Doug Duncan was published in your Feb. 26, 1996, column ("Duncan, county owe answers to veterans"). The letter to Mr. Duncan inquires...
Girls, 11 and 12, Render Breaths of Life: Took CPR Class Just Hours Earlier
Melissa Ager and Angela Ahmadi were in the back room of Angelino's Italian Restaurant in Lanham about 8 o'clock Saturday night, waiting to go home, when they heard a loud thump. They both thought a tray had fallen. But when they heard waitress...
Giving Lawyers a Good Name: Legal Aid Boss Restores Hope in D.C
When Muriel Diggs first met Christopher J. Hurrling nearly a decade ago, she didn't see how he could possibly empathize with her. After all, she was an ex-offender struggling to rebuild her life and regain custody of her children. To her eyes,...
GOP Apprehensive of New Budget Fight: Democrats Likely PR-Battle Victors
What if there were no budget this year? That's a question Republicans were asking each other quietly even as they finished plans to start pushing another seven-year balanced budget through Congress in the next few weeks. GOP leaders as well...
GOP Has Little Success in Reform of Environmental Laws: Green Activists Say Republicans Put Lives at Risk
The Republicans came to power with ambitious goals to roll back environmental laws that they contend stifle economic development, but Earth Day 1996 finds most of those aspirations unfulfilled. "The GOP came in breathing fire, intent on scaling...
Gymnastics Medal Top Goal for Lynch
Goal-setting has never been a problem for gymnast Jair Lynch. At Stanford University, he liked both the technical and the creative aspects of design, so he earned a double major: bachelor of science in civil engineering, bachelor of arts in urban...
Homes Call to Refugees: Bosnian Muslims Determined to Return to Towns Now Held by Serbs
CELIC, Bosnia-Herzegovina - Here in northern Bosnia's American sector, spring has brought a new restlessness to the land. The pressure comes from thousands of Muslims who lost their homes in towns and villages that have fallen under Bosnian Serb...
Howard Hailed by Bullets Fans: Star Forward in Spotlight as Bulls Win Season Finale
With their playoff chances gone and what seemed like more than half their players in street clothes, the Washington Bullets saw their season finale against the Chicago Bulls become more of a lovefest for Juwan Howard than a meaningful contest yesterday...
How Not to Fight Demagoguery
The defeat of Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs) in the Senate Thursday is perhaps the best (or worst, depending on how one looks at it) example yet of the GOP's pressing need to make its case to voters. Republicans somehow allowed MSAs - once considered...
Inside Politics
DEMOCRATIC DELIGHT Rep. Bill Richardson, New Mexico Democrat and chief deputy whip, is gloating over the Republican cave-in on the minimum wage. "Well, as a Democrat, the Republicans have given us a beautiful issue," Mr. Richardson said Saturday...
Inside the Beltway
SING IT, SLADE For a brief moment on Capitol Hill last week we flashed back to the memorable Rolling Stones concerts of days gone by. Sixty-eight-year-old Sen. Slade Gorton, Washington Republican, was responding to a motion by Sen. Joseph R. ...
Is Workplace Today's `Twilight Zone'?
Do you remember the television series "The Twilight Zone"? That 1960s show described two worlds: the real world that we know and a parallel world - "the Twilight Zone" - where visitors have to adjust to a new way of living that most can't accept....
It's Time for Fishermen to Cease and Desist with `Trash' Talk about Carp
Paul Ockenden and Andy Longfellow flew over from England to partake of the fishing delights. Others came from as far away as Illinois, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Many paid as much as $200 for each of their rods and $150 for what appeared to be...
Judge's Letter Backing Morgan Bill Draws Fire
A federal judge misused his power and office by writing to members of Congress on official stationery about a bill that would benefit his wife, Dr. Elizabeth Morgan, and end her high-profile child-custody fight, legal observers say. But Judge Paul...
Keep the Faith in Netscape, Financial Advice and Apple
Despite some unsettling moments recently, the overall outlook for the computer industry and for users is downright positive. THE WEB MARCHES ON: More and more good things are popping up on the World Wide Web, and more of us are getting on line....
Killing Victims' Kin Question Judicial System
The man who fatally shot Earl "Willie" Calloway spent only 71 days behind bars. The 22-year-old victim's parents say they're the ones who were punished for life, because they will always grieve their son's death and wrestle with what they believe...
Montgomery Plans Cleanup of Salt, Sand: Material Dropped on Roads over Winter
Montgomery County is trying to live by a rule every kindergartner learns: If you make a mess, clean it up. This spring, Montgomery County will spend $350,000 to clean up the salt and sand that cost at least $800,000 to lay on the roads during snow...
More Than Just a Paycheck: Nonprofits Offer Employees the Chance to Make a Difference
For the classmates of Patricia Berens, who left Marquette University with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, rungs of the corporate ladder stretched upward toward the heavens, or at the very least to a corner office with a window...
Mother Earth and Your Car
As we snuggle up to Mother Earth today, it's fitting to take notice of a particularly stupid bit of government obnoxiousness that comes to us courtesy of the federal Clean Air Act and its amendments. Among its many pernicious effects, this tender-sounding...
NFL Teams Seek Moral Victories
The first round of the NFL draft used to be a nice little six-hour commercial for the various team caps. But lately it's turned into a morality play of epic proportions. We saw it last year with Warren Sapp, the reported cocaine sniffer, and we saw...
On the `Road to Emmaus,' Christ Gives Believers Hope
Excerpts from a sermon given yesterday by the Rev. Melvin D. Schmidt at Hyattsville Mennonite Church. Is it somehow possible for us to appropriate the Emmaus story? [Luke 24:13-15] . . . Is it possible for us to realize that the strange, undefinable...
Outside Support Builds Students' `Winning Spirit': Roper Story Unlike Other City Schools
Helena Jones, principal of Roper Middle School in Northeast, is running out of places to display the dozens of trophies and awards won by her students in academics, sports, chess and public service. The students, the only ones in the D.C. public...
`Park and Ride' Commuter Lots Find Use Soaring
More and more commuters are leaving their cars behind in favor of Metro or car pooling. The number of commuters using "park and ride" lots throughout suburban Maryland and Northern Virginia increased by almost 50 percent between 1989 and 1995,...
Perot Party May Back Clinton or Dole: Still Planning Own Convention
Ross Perot said yesterday that either President Clinton or Sen. Bob Dole could win his Reform Party's endorsement. "If the people who form this party get all excited about one of the two candidates, they could say, `Let's just endorse one of the...
Politically Correct Investing
"There are an awful lot of people out there today who are afraid that if anything happens to the job they're in now," President Clinton said recently, "that they'll also lose the opportunity for a secure retirement." Actually, they are right to be...
Priest Questions Reasons Behind Abortion Bill Veto
The archbishop of Boston says partial-birth abortion is infanticide and adds that he hopes President Clinton's veto of a bill to ban such a procedure was not "a cold political calculation. "But I think that's a question that needs to be asked the...
Rangers Complete O's Lost Weekend
ARLINGTON, Texas - Yesterday was Turn Back the Clock Day at The Ballpark in Arlington - something the Baltimore Orioles would like to do. Except instead of going back to the 1930s, the Orioles would settle for returning to Thursday morning, when...
Ravens Not in Right Position to Land RB
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Baltimore Ravens found their needs many and quality running backs few in the NFL draft. Although they gained two needed linebackers and a top offensive lineman, the Ravens never drafted a running back, which had been their...
Redskins Discovered Johnson by Accident
When Charley Casserly went to Champaign, Ill. last fall to scout Illinois All-American defensive end Simeon Rice, the Washington Redskins general manager asked to see videotape of Rice against his top opponent. Casserly watched Penn State offensive...
Redskins Feeling Good about Second-Day Picks
One player's Heisman Trophy hopes slipped away when his team's offense changed. Another lost most of his junior year to a condition that slurred his speech and gave him recurring headaches. A third was too skinny. A fourth was too short. And a...
Refugees May Be Sent Home: U.N. Agency Faces Nations Tired of Paying
The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees is considering a shift in policy that would let millions of refugees be forced back to such places as Bosnia and Rwanda because host countries don't want them and donors won't pay for them. Under a doctrine...
Santa Cruz Tries to Put a Lid on Late-Night Bongo Drums
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - This seaside city has long marched to the beat of its own drum, its boardwalk playing host to countless street performers and counterculture festivals. But it will soon be bedtime for the crowds of bongo drummers who congregate...
Simpkins Is Enjoying Ride with Playoff-Bound Bulls
CHICAGO - Fate works in mysterious ways. Just ask former Friendly High School basketball star Dickey Simpkins. After graduating from Providence College in 1994, Simpkins faced a dilemma: Would he be drafted by a lousy NBA team where he could play...
Software That Helps Resumes, Letter, Interviews
With increasing boundaries in the employment marketplace, candidates find themselves hoping their resume will stand out among the multitude of watermarked stationary every employer receives. It is a tough competition, and the smart job-seeker will...
So Many Tragedies, So Little Cops Can Do
On a recent Thursday night in Arlington, the police cruiser I was riding in got a call to go to a local hospital. Drug overdose. Officer Bob Barnett, the driver, was supposed to take a report. Little stuff like this takes up a lot of a cop's time...
Song Blossoms into Tale of Love and Hope in New South Africa
In the beginning, "Nomathemba" was just a song by Joseph Shabalala, leader of the a capella vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo. With the help of writer-director Eric Simonson and playwright Ntozake Shange, the song has blossomed into an unusually...
Tar Heels Get in the Zone, Win ACC Title
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Although Virginia remains one of ACC's most dominant lacrosse teams year in and year out, it has never won a league title. N. CAROLINA13VIRGINIA11In fact, the Cavaliers' overall tournament record is an ACC-worst 2-7, including 0-2...
Teams Pass on Milanovich; Lewis Heads to Baltimore
The NFL draft came and went without stopping for former Maryland quarterback Scott Milanovich. Milanovich, once considered a top pro prospect after setting 12 school passing records at a university noted for turning out NFL quarterbacks such as...
That Elusive Middle-Class Tax Cut
Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Director June E. O'Neill has made it official. In testimony Wednesday and Thursday before the House and Senate budget committees, she confirmed that the Clinton administration's six-year balanced-budget plan outlined...
The Curious Line Up for a Peek at Camelot: Jackie O's Effects Go on Sale Tomorrow
NEW YORK - The personal possessions of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the former first lady and international superstar whose insistence on privacy only fed the fire of her enduring celebrity, will go on the auction block tomorrow in a zealously touted...
U.N. $1 Billion Behind in Peacekeepers' Pay: Many Countries Grow Reluctant to Serve
NEW YORK - In Rwanda, Canadian peacekeepers received a regular salary plus danger pay from Ottawa. Beside them were Zambian troops whose pay might not arrive at all, making them dependent upon a $1.20 daily allowance the United Nations provides for...
U.N. Report
`OILIES' OVERBOARD Abdul Amir al-Anbari, Iraq's chief negotiator in the "food for fuel" negotiations at the United Nations, declared a news blackout last week after being "molested" by a pack of financial wire service reporters. That's what...
Whitewater Panel to Look into Clinton Creditors: Arkansas Banks' Unsecured Loans Supported Campaigns
Several Arkansas banks will share the spotlight in the renewal of the Whitewater hearings as a Senate committee targets hundreds of thousands of dollars in loans to Bill Clinton. Many of these loans financed his Arkansas gubernatorial campaigns....