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 26, 1997

2 Suspicious Parcels Cause Evacuations: After B'nai B'rith `Anthrax' Envelope, Workers Are Jumpy, More Observant
In the wake of an envelope found Thursday at B'nai B'rith headquarters and suspected at the time of containing lethal microbes, two buildings in the Washington area were evacuated yesterday when suspicious packages were found. One held racy magazines....
A Fighter Pilot's Lofty War Record: Gabreski Is Country's Top Gun
Men who love airplanes are faithful to them, even though they may leave them for others. A man has but one virginity to lose in fighter planes, and if it is a lovely airplane he loses it to, there is where his heart will forever be. - Ernest Hemingway...
Agency Tried Its `Best' in Case of Abused Boy: Parents Can Cover Up Well, Official Says
Based on the information that was available, Montgomery County's Child Welfare Services did as well as it could in the horrific case of a 5-year-old who was reportedly bound and abused for months, said the agency manager. But Agnes Leshner, who...
A Redskin - for Now and Forever
Signing Darrell Green to a five-year contract "will certainly allow him to retire as a Redskin," Charley Casserly cheerfully predicted yesterday. Retire as a Redskin? The guy might die as a Redskin now. Nobody keeps records of these things, but...
Biddies in the Bathtub
Monuments here in the nation's capital were once thought of as edifices for the edification of citizens. Now they have devolved into yet another plaything to be fought over in childish fits of petty self-righteousness. How can memorials inspire when...
Bullets Foul Up Playoff Return: Bulls Open Title Defense with Romp
CHICAGO - The Washington Bullets' first playoff game in nine years started as an act of suspenseful frustration. Then it became an act of attrition. It's not as if the Bullets did not have ample opportunity to upset the NBA defending champion...
Bullets Merchandise Not a Sure-Fire Sale
Sports merchandisers are taking a conservative approach to the Washington Bullets' first trip to the NBA playoffs in nine years, fearing they'll emblazon the team's logo on more T-shirts and hats than they'll be able to sell. Even though NBA merchandising...
Clinton, GOP Making Headway on Budget: COLAs Remain Obstacle to Agreement
President Clinton and congressional Republicans neared agreement yesterday on four big chunks of the budget - defense, Medicare, Medicaid and tax cuts - as talks moved into high gear and spilled over into the weekend. But deep divisions remained...
Clinton Implores North Korea to Talk: Also Assures It Food Aid Will Continue
President Clinton yesterday urged North Korea to rejoin talks over a proposed settlement on the Korean Peninsula and indicated that the United States will continue to provide Pyongyang with food aid. "It was a big disappointment to me," the president...
Community Action in the Spotlight
QUESTION: President Clinton, retired Gen. Colin Powell and former President Bush will convene a summit on volunteerism and community service in Philadelphia this weekend. Does this herald an era when community action will replace government welfare...
Curry Seeks Access to Funds in Bilateral Agencies' Budgets: Wants PG, Montgomery to Get Park, Sanitary Money
One "is a temple . . . a sovereign," while the other operates out of a Laurel building so grandiose that it shames the Mormon Temple. So says Prince George's County Executive Wayne Curry, who complained yesterday that while the Maryland-National...
`CWebb' Needs Clue for Game 2
CHICAGO - One of these years, perhaps before he retires, CWebb will learn that he is not a point guard. He will look his name up on the roster and see that he is listed as a forward. Forwards do not have to handle the ball in the open court. ...
Drug Report to Exonerate Mexico: Bilateral Study to Give Credit for Some Real Drug-War Progress
U.S. and Mexican officials are preparing to release a report on Mexico's illegal-drug problem that will be "completely different" from the State Department's study in March, which was highly critical of the nation's anti-drug efforts, Mexico's ambassador...
Duncan-Curry Alliance Proves Fruitful in Wrestling Funds out of Annapolis
Montgomery and Prince George's County officials yesterday declared their newfound political alliance a success and vowed to fight even harder in next year's legislature, targeting both school and transportation funds. Working together for the first...
Edwin Bearss Breathes Life into War's History
It's March under a wan sun, and the wind whips the scraggly grass and cedars at Brawner's Farm on the Second Manassas battlefield. But you're listening to historian Edwin Bearss, and he has you feeling the fading heat of a late afternoon in August...
Erickson, Defense Stifle Red Sox in Pitching Duel
BALTIMORE - High up in the B&O Warehouse on a cold December night, this is what the architects of the Baltimore Orioles envisioned. Even in a game when they struggled to put 10 healthy men on deck with closer Randy Myers once again delving in and...
Extra Points;roundup
Sick or sick of it? Watters bags minicamp Running back Ricky Watters was an unexcused no-show at the start of the Philadelphia Eagles minicap yesterday. Watters, in the final year of a three-year, $6.9 million contract, had threatened this...
Faiths Feel Role Is Tiny at Summit: Get Just 1 Session on Volunteerism
The nation's religious groups, given a minor voice at the massive presidential summit on volunteerism, will hold their own assembly today in Philadelphia to highlight their prominent role in nonprofit work. The Presidents' Summit for America's...
Firms, Nonprofits to Pack Summit on Volunteerism
Organizers of the Presidents' Summit for America's Future, the volunteerism conference starting tomorrow in Philadelphia, have rallied bipartisan political support and attracted dozens of nonprofit groups. The D.C.-area companies pledging to attend...
Funeral Overflows Church: Photos of Popular Teen Adorn Foyer as Friends Mourn
Katherine "Katy" Perhkon may have only lived for 17 years, but the number of lives she touched was evident yesterday at her funeral. More than 500 people crowded into St. Catherine of Siena Roman Catholic Church in Great Falls to bid farewell...
Gilmore to Work for Law Firm amid Race for Governor
RICHMOND - Virginia Attorney General James S. Gilmore III, who will resign his office in June to avoid any appearance of conflict while he runs for governor, plans to work for a Richmond law firm while he campaigns. The Republican attorney general...
Gingrich Tape Case Brings Fine: Couple Admit Guilt, Must Pay $1,000
A Florida couple who taped a telephone conversation between House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Republican leaders pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Jacksonville, Fla., to wiretapping charges and were fined $500 each in a deal to cooperate in...
Government-Mandated Preservation Violates the Fifth Amendment
This is in response to Richard Moe's April 22 letter, "Historical preservation improves the quality of life in America," concerning James Bovard's April 16 Commentary column, "Dictatorship of the preservation gadflies." Private property and the...
Green Re-Signs for Five Years
Ever since Ronald Reagan left the White House in 1989, there had been certain unshakable truths about Washington sports. Jack Kent Cooke owned the Redskins. The Capitals always made the playoffs. The Bullets never did. All three of those certainties...
JonBenet's Parents Lash out at Police: Say Cops Have Prevented Interviews
DENVER - In the court of public opinion, perhaps nothing has damaged the reputation of JonBenet Ramsey's parents as much as their apparent refusal to meet with Boulder detectives for formal interviews. This week, however, John and Patricia Ramsey...
Judge Backs Regulation of Tobacco as Drug: But Rules for Industry on Ads
A federal judge in the heart of North Carolina's tobacco country yesterday upheld the government's contention that tobacco is a drug subject to federal regulation. Handing the Clinton administration a victory in its war on smoking, U.S. District...
Kasparov Signs on for UMBC Simul
World champ Garry Kasparov has agreed to give a talk and play a timed simultaneous exhibition at the University of Maryland Baltimore County on May 17 at the school's University Center Ballroom. He'll take on UMBC's collegiate champion chess team,...
Large-Scale Repression Cited for U.S. Sanctions
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright announced the U.S. sanctions against Burma at a State Department news conference Tuesday. The following are excerpts from that news conference: Mrs. Albright: President Clinton has decided to impose a ban...
Metro Firms
Local companies report earnings * Criimi Mae, a Rockville mortgage company, said net income for its first quarter ended March 31 increased 50 percent to $17.3 million (53 cents a share) from $11.5 million (38 cents) for the same period last year....
Muslims Stress Unity in Opening First National Assembly on Hill
After seven years of preparation, the American Muslim Council yesterday opened its first national assembly on Capitol Hill, envisioning for some 5 million believers a "Judeo-Christian-Muslim" nation. "There's a possibility in this country that...
Newcomers Battle Nerves at Minicamp
Defensive end Kenard Lang really wanted to smack somebody yesterday at the Washington Redskins' minicamp. The team's first-round selection is limited by a sprained ankle, but he was eager for contact. "I wanted to [make contact], but you have...
Offering More for Women 45, Older
Welcome a new magazine. More is its name, and it's the baby - or rather the older sister - of Ladies' Home Journal. More is a spiffy, classy publication directed to those millions of women who are 45 and older and still very active citizens and consumers,...
Outfield Injuries Leave O's Johnson in a Bind
BALTIMORE - Manager Davey Johnson took a purposeful stroll through the Baltimore Orioles training room yesterday, searching for a victim. He looked at center fielder Brady Anderson, who was icing the cracked rib he had aggravated on Thursday night....
Radio Host Gives Early Wakeup Call
CHICAGO - The Washington Bullets did not exactly have a relaxing time in the hours leading up to their first playoff game in nine years. They arrived here Thursday night so they could be rested for yesterday's game, but about six players got telephone...
Ravens Get First Peek at Rookie Linebackers
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Baltimore Ravens, who bolstered their defense by selecting five linebackers in the NFL draft, got their first look at the newcomers yesterday as a three-day rookie minicamp began. "They showed that they are eager, willing...
Runners Can't Outrun Middle-Age Weight Gain
Even men who are serious athletes are unlikely to outrun middle-age spread, new research concludes. The research, published in the May issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, examined more than 4,700 male runners ages 50 and under...
Sister Tries to Counteract Sales Pitches
When Sister Frances Trampiets hears the word "environmentalism," she sees a forest of media images that bombard young people. Part of the Christian vocation, she has decided, is to help people understand what these constant sales pitches, like...
S. Korean Lawmakers Grill President's Son: Corruption Probe Could Topple Kim
TOKYO - The son of South Korean President Kim Young-sam, tears streaming down his face, begged for mercy yesterday in a scandal probe that threatens to destroy his father's presidency. In the glare of television floodlights, South Korea's parliament...
Slain Boy's Brother Also Marked for Death by Gang, Cop Testifies
The older brother of 12-year-old Darryl Hall was targeted to be killed by four men when Darryl was kidnapped and murdered execution style in January, a police detective testified yesterday. Detective Larry Best, an investigator in the Metropolitan...
Thank Goodness Foreman Just Isn't the Retiring Type
George Foreman wants to fight into the next century. "I like what I'm doing," he said. "I want to fight into my 50s." Fight on, George, fight on. Tonight Foreman, 48, who holds something called the World Boxing Union heavyweight championship,...
The Chemical Weapons Sell-Out, Etc
There is certainly a great deal to be said against the Chemical Weapons Convention the Senate ratified this week with a disturbing amount of help from Majority Leader Trent Lott, and the arguments against it have been thoroughly rehearsed in this space...
Today's Best Bets
CHILDREN'S CHORUS The Fairfax Choral Society presents its Children's Chorus in "Sing With Pleasure." The group will perform as part of the Spotlight on the Arts Festival. Songs included are "She Shall Have Music" from the "Nursery Rhyme Cantata,"...
Treasure Chest of New Action Figures
Thanks to the proliferation of film, comic-book and cartoon characters, companies are bombarding consumers with an incredible selection of action figures. With the best interests of teen-agers and collectors in mind, Zadzooks' latest mission entails...
U.N. Hits Israeli Settlement in East Jerusalem as `Illegal': Only U.S., Micronesia Support Jewish State in 134-3 Vote
NEW YORK - The U.N. General Assembly yesterday demanded overwhelmingly that Israel halt construction of a disputed housing settlement in East Jerusalem. The world body voted 134-3 - over the passionate objections of the United States - to pass...
United's Trio Fills Up the Net with Regularity
Call them the Deadly Trio. When the San Jose Clash (2-3) roll into RFK Stadium tonight to take on Major League Soccer defending champion D.C. United (4-0), they will face the most potent offensive lineup in the league, led by Raul Diaz Arce, Jaime...
U.S. May Send U.N. Envoy Richardson to Zaire
NEW YORK - The White House is considering sending U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson to Zaire, perhaps this weekend, to try to negotiate an end to the civil war tearing apart the Central African nation, a U.N. source said. Mr. Richardson expects...
We Must Follow These Principles for a Peaceful Transition in Zaire
The crisis in Zaire has reached its most critical and pivotal stage since the rebels launched their offensive against the Mobutu regime. Zairians, other Africans and the major international players recognize the small window of opportunity that exists...