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 June 30, 1996

Alabama Coast Has Pleasant Surprises
When people think of Alabama, they often picture the Space and Rocket Center at Huntsville, a treasure trove of historic sites and bustling Birmingham, Mobile and Montgomery. In "The State of Surprises," as it has been touted by tourist officials...
Alive & Kicking: Attendance and TV Ratings Are Solid, but MLS Brass Say Plenty of Work Is Left
In the 47th game of Major League Soccer's inaugural season, the 1 millionth fan walked through the turnstiles. The young fan was honored with a ceremony and a party, but meanwhile, league officials probably were celebrating the league's early success...
Angelos, Ripken Meet to Clear the Air
NEW YORK - The season-long soap opera that has consumed the Baltimore Orioles this season has taken a new twist, as majority owner Peter Angelos and shortstop Cal Ripken yesterday discussed a series of published comments each has made recently. ...
As a Group, Actors like Show's Course
My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to interview the entire "Voyager" cast at once. Call it a mission: almost impossible. Right now, things look pretty dicey as I wait with a UPN publicist in a small meeting room at a Manhattan hotel....
Bullets Meet Henderson: Knee Injury Slows Draft Pick
They did all the homework, made all the phone calls and talked to all the people they could to get background reports. And yesterday at Bowie State, the Washington Bullets put it all together and began assimilating the subject of all that information,...
Burning of Richmond Church Remains Unsolved Mystery
RICHMOND - A dense fog covered the predominantly black middle-class community of Randolph at 7 a.m. Feb. 21, so no one living nearby saw the smoke seeping from the Glorious Church of God in Christ. About a half-hour later, flames burst from the...
Clinton Wary of New Book
****AN EX-FBI AGENT'S ALLEGATIONS STEAL ATTENTION FROM THE G-7 SUMMIT IN FRANCE.**** LYON, France - President Clinton yesterday rejected but did not categorically deny, assertions in a book by an FBI agent that first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton...
Daschle Waiting for the `Facts' on FBI Files
****THE SENATE MINORITY LEADER REFUSES TO ATTACK GARY ALDRICH'S BOOK.**** The Senate Democratic leader pointedly declined yesterday to rule out the possibility that first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton hired D. Craig Livingstone to head the White...
Discovering New Old Culture: Olmec Art Reveals Little-Known Ancient Society
Entering the National Gallery of Art's exhibition "Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico," opening today in the East Building, is like visiting a cathedral or looking at a perfectly painted work of art. A sense of awe and mystery envelopes this exhibit,...
Disputing Reports of U.N. Profligacy
The number of inaccuracies in Stefan Halper's June 14 column, "Issues for election at the U.N." is truly shocking. We provided Mr. Halper with a fact sheet listing information on U.N. salaries, but he ignored this information and chose to use figures...
Elizabeth P. Benson: An Insider's Reflections on the Wonders of the Olmec
DATELINE: Last week's standing-room-only news conference on "Olmec Art of Ancient Mexico" at the National Gallery of Art. THE SCENE: The National Gallery's auditorium, just after the conference. THE PERSON: The renowned pre-Columbian art scholar...
Extra Points;roundup
New ideas arise for Ravens stadium A group of Baltimore-area architects is pushing a design for the Ravens stadium that would create a second downtown waterfront that would draw people year-round. "With a second waterfront, the sky's the limit,"...
Fast-Maturing WTO Dealt Hot-Potato Issue
****THE NEW GROUP ALREADY CONFRONTS THE THORNY LABOR-TRADE RELATIONSHIP.**** LYON, France - The World Trade Organization turns 19 months old tomorrow , and already it's being urged to mature quickly. As this year's Group of Seven meeting here...
Former Va. Schools Chief Returns to Roots in New Job
From his 25th-floor office in downtown Richmond, William C. Bosher has a bird's-eye view of Chesterfield County, where, starting tomorrow, he will oversee a school district a fraction the size of the one he has headed for the past two years as Virginia's...
F Street Struggles for Survival: MCI Arena and Opera May Spur Activity
Shopkeepers along a two-block stretch of F Street NW have struggled to survive since Woodward and Lothrop went dark last year. Panhandlers and the homeless shuffle along the once-grand old promenade now - begging for money instead of spending it....
F Street Struggles for Survival: Perception of Crime, High Taxes Hurt Area
When David Shasho first opened his electronics store in the shadow of Woodward and Lothrop on F Street NW nearly 30 years ago, customers crowded the street and crime was not an issue, he said. But now, the area's commercial fortunes are flagging...
Full of Holes, Wambaugh's `Floaters' Sinks Rather Quickly
When an aging bachelor whose only passion is yachting sees his cherished job as custodian of the America's Cup threatened, he plots to keep the Cup - boat racing's Holy Grail - from falling into foreign hands. What happens next is the plot of "Floaters,"...
GOP Sees Campaign-Finance Ruling as Shot in Arm
Republicans are cheering the Supreme Court ruling that allows political parties to make virtually unlimited expenditures on congressional races, believing the decision will give them a strategic advantage over Democrats this year. With cash-rich...
In Fuel Breakthrough, Scientists Make Hydrogen from Sugar: Simple Process Uses Enzymes from Hot-Water Bacteria
Scientists in the United States and England say they have found a way to make hydrogen from sugar by using enzymes from bacteria that grow in extremely hot water, a development that potentially could have important implications for the fuel industry....
Jair Lynch Earns Trip to Atlanta
BOSTON - Not once, but twice, yesterday, Jair Lynch let go of the high bar. Instead of regaining his grip, commonly known as a release move, Lynch went flying face-first onto the blue mat. The mistakes dropped Lynch from fourth place to seventh...
Jazz Dance Congress Struts into KenCen
"The Kennedy Center approached us about having our Jazz Dance World Congress here over the Fourth of July. They wanted to celebrate with an American art form. Well, you can't get any more American than jazz," Gus Giordano says. This week Mr....
La Pointe Rarin' to Go as School Boss
Having spent most of his life working in the field of education, Richard T. La Pointe begins fulfilling his ultimate dream tomorrow as he becomes the head of a state school system. Mr. La Pointe, 53, was picked two weeks ago by Republican Gov....
Marines in Search of a Mission
I read with great interest William Stearman's June 16 column, "Sinking our naval support capability." I would like to first say that I could not agree more with his perception and argument that the Marine Corps has been one of the largest advocates...
Mother May Face Death Penalty in Sons' Slaying
ROWLETT, Texas - This small, upscale community a few miles northeast of Dallas was horrified the morning of June 6 when a 911 operator heard a shrieking woman cry: "My babies are dying. Come quickly!" When police and paramedics arrived shortly...
Mountain Stirs Religious-Liberty Storm: Appeal Leaves Peak Open to All
DENVER - The flat-topped mountain that starred as an alien landing strip in "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" is having a close encounter of a litigious kind. Devils Tower, the distinctive 867-foot peak in northeastern Wyoming, is at the center...
Mysterious Health Problems Threaten Yeltsin's Re-Election
MOSCOW - Questions about President Boris Yeltsin's health took center stage yesterday in a close-fought campaign, giving Communist challenger Gennady Zyuganov new hope of victory in Wednesday's election runoff. As speculation continued to swirl...
O's Make It Close, but Yanks Prevail
NEW YORK - Afterward, Mike Mussina was talking about the breaks - namely, how the New York Yankees always seem to get them, and at the expense of the Baltimore Orioles. "They seem to play well enough to win and we seem to play bad enough to lose,"...
Panthers Show Caps How It Should Be Done
The playoff success of the Florida Panthers must be driving Washington Capitals' management absolutely bonkers. Are they ready for St. Elizabeth's? Bring in Dr. Kevorkian! Bryan Murray, the former Caps coach and current Panthers GM, and Doug...
Parents' Rights Movement Aims to Codify Its Child-Rearing View
A bill to clarify the right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is percolating in Congress, while a campaign is under way in Colorado to put the issue on the state ballot. Meanwhile, a lawsuit that could become a...
Ritzy Collection of Musicals on Tap for Film Festival: Cable Bonanza Includes Astaire and Garland
If nothing else, the latest edition of the annual "Film Preservation Festival" on the American Movie Classics cable channel will end those weirdly recurrent showings of Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman in "All That Heaven Allows," Joan Crawford and Jeff...
`Stone': Rocky Try at Self-Examination
The stone in the title of Richard Olivier's "Melting the Stone: A Journey Around My Father" is not, as the title could be read to imply, Laurence Olivier, Richard's father, widely regarded as the finest English-speaking actor of this century. The...
Terrorist Bomb Reverberations
It must be said: The terrorist bomb, all 2.5 tons, which killed 23 Americans last Tuesday, requires an immediate investigation by one or both congressional committees on intelligence oversight in order to answer three questions: One, why the failure...
The Best Schools Are Close to Home
Bill Maxwell's excellent June 16 column on busing, which followed a spate of articles in The Times on the closing of neighborhood schools, the firing of teachers, cost overruns, schoolyard crime, bureaucracy, etc., brought to mind a modest, failed...
The Gulf Shores Call: Families Find Food and Fun Affordable on Alabama Coast
Shortly after arriving on the 30-mile stretch of gulf coast that Alabama gets to call its own, I asked a waitress at a cafe to recommend the best place to eat. She paused - then said, "Well, I don't think there is any." Ordinarily, that might...
The Times Drops True Conservatism to Chase the Charms of `Free Trade'
In its "Exactly wrong on China trade" (Editorials, May 17), The Washington Times makes three points clear: First, it prefers name-calling to reasoned arguments when debating trade policy. Second, it has no realistic proposals for combating...
Time for a Change at the U.N
U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has announced his intention to seek a second five-year term, a bid which has occasioned yet another row between the United States and an assortment of other U.N. member nations. Mr. Boutros-Ghali's first...
Tom Sawyer and Sorry Sneakers
JULY 3-7 NATIONAL TOM SAWYER DAYS, HANNIBAL, MO. Grab your paintbrush and ditch Aunt Polly. For anyone who ever fantasized a Tom Sawyer lifestyle, this is the chance to start living it. Rated one of the "Top 100 Events in North America," the...
Top 20
TOP ALBUMS 1. Load - Metallica (Elektra); 2. Secrets - Toni Braxton (LaFace); 3. The Score - Fugees (Ruffhouse); 4. Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette Maverick-Reprise); 5. Falling Into You - Celine Dion (650 Music); 6. New Beginning - Tracy...
U.S. General to Draft New Anti-Terror Plan
****PRESIDENT CLINTON ALSO ANNOUNCES MEASURES TO ASSIST BOSNIA.**** LYON, France - President Clinton yesterday capped a three-day economic summit devoted to anti-terrorism issues by ordering the head of the U.S. Special Operations Command to draw...
U.S. Swimmers Tune Up One Last Time
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The sky is blue, and the breeze is cool. It is a perfect setting for the swimmers here to just be themselves. But in three weeks, 19 of the American swimmers participating this weekend in the 29th annual Santa Clara International...
Without Honor
"Admitting women to [the Virginia Military Institute] would undoubtedly require alterations necessary to afford members of each sex privacy from the other sex in living arrangements and to adjust aspects of the physical training programs." That's...
World Is Watching as Mostar Goes to Polls
****TODAY'S CITY ELECTIONS ARE THE FIRST TEST OF ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY IN VOLATILE BOSNIA.**** MOSTAR, Bosnia - The windows of the Sts. Peter and Paul monastery have been shattered again, this time by stones thrown in anger rather than shells fired...