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 February 4, 1997

A Good Name Gone Bad: Acquaintance's Use of Alias Leaves Victim Treated like Criminal
Marlene Wilder's name has been stolen. For seven years, she has traveled to law enforcement agencies in Maryland, the District and, most recently, Fairfax County to prove to them that her name was used as an alias by a girlhood friend who has been...
Art Explores Jewish Identity in Hollywood: Few Entertainers Flaunt Background
LOS ANGELES - A year ago, actor Marlon Brando created a firestorm by accusing Jewish entertainment bosses of exploiting all ethnic stereotypes but their own. Now a provocative art exhibit takes up precisely that question in this city of identity...
Barry Tries to Sell Budget, but Panels Are Skeptical
Mayor Marion Barry yesterday defended his proposed budget for fiscal 1998 from critics on all sides who said it falls about $50 million short of eliminating a deficit and needs to be revised. Although Mr. Barry spent the day courting the D.C....
Bipartisanship Is Likely Theme of President's Speech Tonight
President Clinton unveils his legislative agenda tonight in his annual State of the Union address, and he is expected to urge Congress to join him in completing the nation's unfinished business. Mr. Clinton's 9 p.m. address to a joint session...
Bondra Suspension Adds to Caps' Woes
With 210 man-games lost to injury so far this season, it's not like the Washington Capitals were stunned to discover Sunday night that they had lost still another player. That the player was All-Star right wing Peter Bondra and that he was being...
Bullets Embarrassed by Lakers
SALT LAKE CITY - The Washington Bullets might need more than an All-Star break to recover from their 129-99 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday night at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Calif. It wasn't just that the Bullets lost to the...
Chinatown Mourns Its Friend: Slain Woman Recalled as Helpful Volunteer
The stray bullet that pierced Alice M. Chow's heart Sunday struck Chinatown hard yesterday as friends mourned the loss of the 78-year-old community volunteer who was killed while walking home from church. Meanwhile, D.C. police are investigating...
Clinton Rejects Commuter Tax: More Bridge Money Possible
The White House, under pressure from the governors of Maryland and Virginia, won't support a D.C. commuter tax on suburbanites but is considering funding more of the two-span, 12-lane Woodrow Wilson Bridge replacement. "The commuter tax won't...
Courthouse Detectors Get Quick Results
For a decade, Montgomery County Sheriff Raymond M. Kight pushed for metal detectors and other security measures at the county courthouse, but no one would listen. Maybe they should have. Yesterday, in the first three hours the metal detectors...
Deadbeat Grads and Direct Lending
The Clinton administration was quick to proclaim the good news about student loans, namely, that the latest figures show that the default rate fell to 10.7 percent in 1994, the lowest level since 1988. That's down from a high of 22.4 percent in 1990...
Dole Supports Challenge by Wife for White House: She Says She Would Consider Running in 2000
Bob Dole says he's urging his wife, Elizabeth, to run in the next presidential election. "I encourage her to take a look at it," the former senator said in a wide-ranging interview in the upcoming issue of TV Guide. "She might" run, the unsuccessful...
Embassy Row
EAST TIMOR TREMOR The Indonesian Embassy is angered by charges of human rights abuses from a member of Congress who recently visited East Timor. Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, returned from a three-day fact-finding trip last month...
Europe Frets over Ailing Yeltsin: French Leader Tries to Reassure Russia on NATO Expansion
GENEVA - A sick Russian leader, a French president who believes in his miraculous recovery and intensified maneuvers for a new security system have plunged Europe into a state of confusion. There are warnings against a new division of Europe into...
Extra Points;roundup
Ruling paves way for another King trial A federal judge in New York City yesterday refused to toss out insurance fraud charges against boxing promoter Don King, clearing the way for a second trial after a jury in the case could not reach a verdict...
Fairfax's Noman Cole Dies Skiing
Noman Cole, former chairman of Virginia's Water Control Board and "one of the fathers of modern Fairfax," died over the weekend in a skiing accident in Colorado. Mr. Cole, a civil engineer, was 63. "I'm just shocked and saddened," Rep. Thomas...
First Lady Endorses Microcredit Efforts: Small Loans Found to Have Big Results
First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton yesterday adapted the latest foreign aid sensation to U.S. needs and reaffirmed the administration's commitment to pledge $1 billion for domestic "microcredit" projects the next five years. "Although it is called...
Flurry of Federal Subpoenas Probe Campaign Funding from Overseas
More than three dozen subpoenas have been issued for persons and businesses in a Justice Department investigation into foreign-linked campaign contributions involving President Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. The subpoenas, issued...
Ghosts Haunt Hillary Appearance: First Lady One of Many to Feel Spooked in White House
First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton may not fret over skeletons in her closet. She does, however, acknowledge ghosts in the White House. "It is really awe-inspiring to walk through the White House, especially at night. There's something about the...
Hornets Hope Chambers Is a Spelling Bee
SALT LAKE CITY - When you look at a Charlotte Hornets box score these days, you might think you're back in the 1980s. Because of recent injuries, the Hornets signed 14-year NBA veteran Tom Chambers for the rest of the season, hoping the four-time...
How to Be like George Washington
When I was little I always thought it would be nice to be like George Washington. I had no particular reason. But a place named Washington was the capital of the country, and the main drag in Boston was Washington Street, and mainly I just thought...
Hoyas Stay Hot, Hold off Huskies
HARTFORD, Conn. - Just hours after learning that the folks in Springfield, Mass., didn't feel he was worthy of the Hall of Fame, Georgetown coach John Thompson offered up a silent rebuttal. He authored a coaching masterpiece as his Hoyas scrapped...
In Just His First Trip, Frerotte Proves He Belongs in Pro Bowl
Gus Frerotte's first Pro Bowl. What a thrill. What a milestone. Plus, you get all the poi you can eat. But enough of that. Let me show you some snapshots from Gus' big day: 1. Here's Gus jogging out to take over the NFC offense in the second...
Inside Politics
NEWT STIFFS LAWYER? Speaker Newt Gingrich, his legal expenses topping $1 million, is withholding payment of a $190,000 bill from the Washington lawyer he has blamed for his ethics committee troubles. The year-end report of Mr. Gingrich's campaign...
Inside the Beltway
POSITION FILLED It may be the least-wanted job in Washington right now, but public relations executive Tom Blank has accepted Newt Gingrich's offer to direct the speaker's communications office and coordinate statements by GOP leaders. Mr....
In South Africa, the Truth and Nothing But
The truth shall make you free, so John quotes Jesus. Well, nowhere is that more true than right now in South Africa, where the men who worked in the police force and for the security services, during apartheid, are being offered amnesty for their...
It's a Footrace: NBA Stars Let Shoe Companies Build Profits from Ground Up
It was only three years ago that Fila was looking for a way to compete with the big boys - Nike and Reebok - in the lucrative basketball shoe market. The Italian shoe company had long been competitive in tennis sales, but to create an American basketball...
It's the Afterthought That Doesn't Count
Hard times, a famous American philosopher king was fond of reminding everyone, will make a monkey eat red pepper. Our pols are the proof of it, red pepper in this instance being whatever works. Newt Gingrich invites the Rev. Jesse Jackson to...
Joint Panel Kills Link to Web Pages
ANNAPOLIS - You wouldn't think politicians would be eager to help their election opponents advertise, but Maryland's General Assembly seriously considered making that a standard requirement for all incumbents linked to the Internet. And they pulled...
Judge Rebukes Government Lawyer: Blasts Effort to Prevent Questioning of Commerce Official
A federal judge lambasted a Justice Department lawyer yesterday for abusive conduct and interference in a private group's search for evidence that administration trade missions were sold for large political contributions. U.S. District Judge Royce...
`Lady' Deserves Better Treatment: Satire Fails to Attract Much Interest
Douglas J. Cohen's "No Way to Treat a Lady," a musical based on William Goldman's novel (which was turned into a film starring Rod Steiger in 1968), may be too tasteful for its own good. It's a relief not to be subjected to the tired juvenile high...
Latin Trade Is Focus of New Push: Gingrich Backs `Fast-Track' Effort
After having benched itself for more than two years, the United States is again poised to jump into the free-trade arena with a bill that would give the White House new authority to negotiate market-opening deals throughout the hemisphere. The legislation,...
Life Museum in Baltimore Is on the Critical List
The spirits of students from Becky Carter's class at Middlesex Elementary School are running high after the children's visit to the Baltimore City Life Museums. Before they can board their bus, the Baltimore County third-graders are chattering excitedly...
Lockheed to Spin off Communications Units
Underscoring its strategy to concentrate on its defense-industry strengths, Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin announced plans yesterday to spin off 10 communications subsidiaries into a new company called L3 Communications. The company, to be based...
Magaziner Met with Trade Group Day after DNC Donation: Gift Returned to Supporter of Thai Links
Pauline Kanchanalak, a leading force behind the creation of the U.S.-Thai Business Council, gave $10,000 to the Democratic National Committee a day before a top White House adviser met with council members and U.S. business executives in a move to...
Manns Becomes a Leader for Virginia Tech
BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech point guard Troy Manns is finally adjusting to life in the slow lane. That is, life in Bill Foster's offense. After playing for two years in Paul Westhead's run-and-gun offense at George Mason, Manns transferred...
`Music Dome' Shelved at New Convention Center
D.C. development planners are once again singing off the same page, having resolved an inharmonious dispute over the site for a new downtown music hall. A task force headed by developer Herbert Miller has agreed to shelve plans to place the proposed...
No Retreat, No Surrender: Japan Gets Lesson on How to Deal with Terrorists from Peru's Fujimori
TOKYO - In the month and a half since Marxist rebels dynamited their way into the Japanese ambassador's residence in Peru, Japan has been dogged by its image as a nation that is willing to pay off terrorists to save lives. It traded jailed revolutionaries...
Oh, Goody! after the Ball Is over, the Gift Is in the Bag
Never look a gift bag in the mouth. These favors that mark the finale of most high-priced charity affairs, whereby paying guests get back some tangible reward for their dutiful support of a good cause, may be falling on hard times. The custom...
Pei's Firm to Design Opera Building
The Washington Opera yesterday chose I.M. Pei's New York firm to design a world-class opera house atop Metro Center but pushed back its season opener another year to the fall of 2001. Pei Cobb Freed & Partners beat out 26 other companies for...
President of Peru Vows to Resist Releasing Prisoners to Terrorists
The release of even a single Tupac Amaru member from Peruvian jails to end a seven-week hostage crisis is "out of the question," Peru's president, Alberto Fujimori, proclaimed yesterday. Declaring that "the whole world supports our strategy," Mr....
Promise Keepers Want a Million Men on Mall: October Gathering of Christians Set
Bill McCartney, the college football coach-turned-founder of the burgeoning Promise Keepers men's movement, today will announce Oct. 4 as the date for a vast gathering of Christian men on the Mall. The self-effacing Mr. McCartney gives himself...
Proposed Funding for Anacostia Criticized
D.C. business and political leaders say Mayor Marion Barry's $10 million boost for businesses in Anacostia, proposed in his just-released fiscal 1998 budget, does not address the true problems facing Southeast Washington, while other business leaders...
Rodman's Too Bad to Get Back on Court
"Bad As I Wanna Be" is no good - not for children, not for adults and certainly not for superstars, as Dennis "The Menace to Society" Rodman may eventually find out. Sorry, Jesse, but Dennis and dignity won't meet again on many a score card. ...
Russia Dodges Chemical Arms Ban: New Nerve Agent Hard to Uncover
Russia is producing a new generation of deadly chemical weapons using materials, methods and technology that circumvent the terms of a treaty it signed outlawing such weapons. Under a program code-named "Foliant," a Russian scientific research...
Schoolchildren Adjust to Classroom in Church
Darnice Bell held her first-grade class from Tyler Elementary School yesterday in the small, sunny front room of a nearby church, just a short distance from where workers pounded on the closed school's roof and the smell of tar seeped into the building....
Senate Wants Parent Told by Girl Seeking Abortion
RICHMOND - The Virginia Senate voted 26-14 yesterday to pass a strict bill requiring a minor to notify a parent before she can have an abortion. Even opponents say the House of Delegates is likely to pass the measure, allowing Gov. George F. ...
`Shred It'
When House Speaker Newt Gingrich was accused of using tax-exempt funds for partisan political purposes, there seemed no limit to the indignation of House Democrats. David Bonior shook his head sadly and shed a crocodile tear or two, saying the speaker...
Sinn Fein Role Seen as Key to Ulster Peace Talks: Marching Season Will Bring New Violence, Laureate Fears
The violence in Northern Ireland is threatening to spiral out of control unless the political wing of the Irish Republican Army is involved in peace talks, according to a Nobel laureate. "We are deeply concerned that the peace process at home is...
Terps Prepare for a Rejuvenated Wolfpack Tomorrow Night
Not much has changed about N.C. State's basketball team since its first game with Maryland this season. When State enters Cole Field House tomorrow night, it will be the same patient, disciplined squad with the same punishing style of defense. ...
Texas Governor Pushes New Taxes, Gambles on Future: Levy on Homeowners Would Be Cut
Texas Gov. George W. Bush is taking a big risk for his political future as well as some heat from fellow Republicans for proposing to boost the state sales tax and impose a new tax on businesses. "It is difficult to understand why anyone would...
The Aegis Option for Defense
On Jan. 24, the United States made an important advance in the quest to provide the American people, their allies and troops overseas with protection from the growing danger of ballistic missile attack: The U.S. Navy successfully shot down an incoming...
The Helsinki Commission Is Not Biased against the Serbian People
William Dorich's Jan. 25 response ("The Helsinki Commission has fostered oppression and hatred of Serbs") to Helsinki Commission co-chairman Christopher Smith's Jan. 22 Op-Ed column ("The sorrow of Serbia") cannot be left unanswered. I shall...
The Line-Item Veto Is a Budget-Cutting Tool for All Parties
As one member of Congress responsible for writing the bill to allow the line-item veto, I feel compelled to clarify some points in Philip Terzian's Jan. 31 commentary, "Anxiety tugging at the new leash." The Republican Congress did not pass the...
Thompson Is Snubbed by Hall of Fame
HARTFORD, Conn. - Although for 25 years at Georgetown, his gruff courtside manner and outspoken views have often flustered the basketball establishment, most observers probably are convinced that John Thompson belongs in the Basketball Hall of Fame....
To Prisoner, Parole Is Reason to Behave
Columnist Fred Reed makes many valid points, but too much is left unsaid ("Violent criminals should never get out," Jan. 20). As a prisoner, I see things somewhat different than Mr. Reed, who presumably has never been in prison. For starters,...
Webber Hurt as Bullets Continue Free Fall
SALT LAKE CITY - The Washington Bullets thought their experience in Los Angeles on Sunday night was demoralizing. They had no idea what fate had in store for them here. A night after losing by 29 points to the Lakers, the Bullets suffered their...
What China Understands
The People's Republic of China dictatorship is driven by one fearful image: five years after Mikhail Gorbachev introduced his glasnost-perestroika reforms, the Soviet Union died. Jiang Zemin and the Chinese Communist Party didn't get to the top in...