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 January 14, 1998

2 Arrested in Neighborhood Watch Shooting
Residents of a close-knit Prince William community expressed relief yesterday after the arrest of two brothers in connection with the holdup shooting of two Neighborhood Watch members last month. "We were on the phone to all 182 Neighborhood Watch...
Abortion Foe Butts Heads with Judge Who Left Priesthood
An abortion-related court case unfolding in Pittsburgh has evolved into a major legal standoff, with a former Catholic priest-turned-judge threatening to sentence a Catholic mother of two to months, maybe years, in jail. Allegheny County Judge Raymond...
Albright Lambastes Hill over Debts
Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright accused Congress of "legislative blackmail" yesterday because of its failure to pay U.S. debts to the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund. In a wide-ranging speech that reviewed her first...
Anglers in Fishing Contest Can Wind Up with Big Bucks
If you can't afford to compete in big-time bass tournaments, there's a way you can cash in on your fishing skills. Now in its 10th year, Bassin' Magazine's "Big Bass World Championship" is a nationwide fishing contest for recreational anglers that...
Asian Crisis Felt on U.S. Campuses
Asia's currency collapse is hitting college campuses in the United States, where thousands of South Korean students, their buying power cut in half, are abandoning their studies or going into debt to stay in school. Campus officials are offering...
Battle Lines Form for Military Panel
Congress has missed a Jan. 3 deadline for appointing a major commission on sex-integrated military operations amid intense jockeying to win seats. Conservative groups are pressing the hardest for slots on the 10-member panel to exercise their...
Bill Lann Lee's Other Mission
Why Bill Lann Lee? This is a question Republicans have been asking themselves from time time when they aren't too busy fighting over abortion. Why stick it in the eye of the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Orrin Hatch, who personally...
Capitals Finally Figure out Tugnutt
Before the game, more than one Washington Capital conceded the team was just a little sick of hearing about a six-game losing streak at the hands of - gulp! - the Ottawa Senators. The Caps don't have to worry about that any more. Washington...
Clinton Shifts Deposition Away from White House
President Clinton's deposition in the Paula Jones case will be moved from the White House to another location, it was learned yesterday, and the president himself said a trial now appears inevitable. Under a Supreme Court ruling ordering the case...
Congress' Aid Sought for New Travel Office
The Tourism Industry Association of America will ask Congress today for money to keep open a national tourism office to help woo wealthy international travelers to the United States. The plea comes even as officials declared 1997 a "banner year"...
Demand for Air-Bag Cut-Off Switches Is Low
Maybe air bags aren't so scary after all. For the first time on Monday mechanics around the United States will be allowed to install air-bag cut-off switches, but so far few motorists are bothering with the required paperwork. With about 63...
Embassy Row
CUBA AND THE CHURCH A Cuban diplomat yesterday insisted his government is improving relations with the Catholic Church as it prepares for the visit next week of Pope John Paul II, but the State Department says "religious persecution continues"...
Few Support Clinton's Turn to Spending
President Clinton won re-election as a political centrist declaring the end of the era of big government, but he's taking a left turn as he prepares the new federal budget he will propose to Congress later this month. With the U.S. Treasury flush...
Foreign Secretary's Mistress Causes a Rift among Britons
LONDON - British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook begins a 10-day world tour in Washington tomorrow, but - on his boss' orders - he will have to leave his secretary-girlfriend behind. Mr. Cook is to meet with Vice President Al Gore and Secretary of...
Futuristic Driving, Highways on Display
Suppose driverless cars buzzed the Beltway, and cameras monitored every vehicle, including firetrucks and police cruisers. What if cars had computers costing as much as a house and could track the location and destination to lay out routes allowing...
Gilmore's Choices Criticized
RICHMOND - For all his talk of diversity, Gov.-elect James S. Gilmore III has drawn his Cabinet entirely from Virginia's affluent "golden crescent" of Richmond, Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. "There's nobody from west of Short Pump," a Richmond...
GOP's Split over Abortion Deepens
Sen. John Ashcroft of Missouri and Sen. John McCain of Arizona yesterday became the latest prominent Republicans to take opposing positions on a party-splitting abortion resolution that even supporters don't expect to pass. Supporters of the...
Inside Politics
TAKE A NAP Sam Donaldson, the veteran ABC newsman who returned to the White House on Monday amid much hoopla, says President Clinton keeps a leisurely schedule in comparison with at least one of his predecessors. Noting that Mr. Clinton's...
Inside the Beltway
LEN'S FLIP-FLOP "Washington Post Editors Prefer Stability to Sizzle," blares the headline in the New York Times, an article that points out in the very first line: "It's not Ben Bradlee's Post anymore." "Steadiness and sobriety, not sizzle,...
Israel's Netanyahu Continues to Lose Credibility
JERUSALEM - During the Israeli government's budget crisis last week, a succession of faction leaders made their way to the office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to demand special allocations for their constituencies as the price of their support....
Judge Criticizes Microsoft for Move on Web Browser
U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson yesterday criticized Microsoft Corp.'s attempt to comply with his temporary injunction requiring the software giant to remove its Web browser from its popular Windows program. Microsoft's attorneys...
Judge Revisits Killer-Mom Custody Case
A Montgomery County circuit judge is reconsidering his order to return a boy, soon to be 2 years old, to his biological mother, a woman who admitted smothering an infant daughter in 1992 and lost custody of two other sons. For 90 minutes behind...
Jury Seated for Dean Murder Trial
Twelve jurors and six alternates were selected yesterday in D.C. Superior Court for the trial of Marthell Dean, who is accused killing of police Officer Brian Gibson. Judge Frederick Weisberg increased the alternate pool from four to six to ensure...
Longer, Healthier Lives on the Horizon
Researchers in Texas have found what they say is a "fountain of youth" for the human cell - an enzyme that in laboratory experiments halts the normal aging process. While the discovery will not make people younger, it could help keep them healthier...
Lunar Probe Works `Flawlessly' during Weeklong Approach
The Lunar Prospector, orbiting about 66 miles above the surface of the moon, has performed "flawlessly" during the first week of its yearlong surveying mission, officials said yesterday. The probe was launched a week ago from Cape Canaveral and...
Managers at IRS Ignored Laws against Revenue Quotas
Internal Revenue Service managers nationwide ignored federal laws and set enforcement goals for their employees, according to an internal audit released yesterday by the tax collection agency. "[This audit] shows that the IRS has put too much emphasis...
Marriage Becomes Thorny Tax Issue
The current craze for "fixing" the marriage penalty is part of a decades-long battle to resolve an irreconcilable conflict within the federal tax system. "The hottest tax cut in 1998," proclaims a press release from the offices of Reps. Jerry...
Musketeers Shoot Blanks on the Road
Everything seemed to be going right for the Xavier basketball team. And then the Musketeers hit the road. Undefeated and ranked seventh in the country after five games, the Musketeers were back on the roll that carried them to the second round...
Perry, AU Headed in Right Direction
On March 27, Art Perry was named basketball coach at American University, his long-dormant alma mater. Although Perry guided Delaware State to a 7-20 record in his only season as a head coach, he carried to Upper Northwest a penchant for recruiting....
PGA, Martin Each Make a Good Case
Casey Martin and the PGA Tour are stuck between a cart and a hard place. Martin cannot play 18 holes of golf unless he is allowed to ride in a cart. He has a congenital leg condition, Klippel Trenaunay Weber Syndrome, that causes swelling and disabling...
Pistol-Waving Zealot Spurs Latest Tokyo Stock-Market Panic
TOKYO - A right-wing fanatic plunged Japan's shaky stock market into a different sort of crisis yesterday, brandishing a handgun in an afternoon hostage standoff at the Tokyo Stock Exchange before giving himself up. Shortly after the noon lunch...
Plucking Drama from `Guitars'
Nobody puts more life on the stage than August Wilson. His characters - the men especially - are almost wolfishly alive, and they talk in long, bluesy riffs about their dreams, their histories, what happened down the street last night. Mr. Wilson...
Republicans Sweep Virginia Races but May Not Get to Lead
RICHMOND - Republicans swept three races for the House of Delegates yesterday, but the Virginia Supreme Court refused to intervene and order the state Board of Elections to certify the results today. Gov. George F. Allen's defeat in court means...
Roundup
Williams tops Hingis in U.S. Open rematch Unseeded Venus Williams got a measure of revenge against Martina Hingis yesterday, beating the top seed and defending champion in a three-set thriller 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the second round of the Sydney (Australia)...
Saddam Again Has U.S. in Tough Spot
President Clinton yesterday once again found himself defied by Saddam Hussein, and with no palatable policy options to force the Iraqi leader to accept U.N. inspections of his mass-destruction weapons programs. With little international support...
Sales on Store Brands Can Mean Great Value
Weekly supermarket ad circulars are filled with colorful pictures of brand-name products at big discounts. Often unnoticed amidst the hundreds of familiar brand-name products on sale are the store-brand products at big discounts as well. Store-brand...
Senate D.C. Panel Leader Wants Becton Replaced
A Kansas senator has asked the D.C. financial control board to consider replacing schools chief Julius W. Becton Jr., who has managed the school system for more than a year with mixed reviews. In a letter to control board Chairman Andrew F. ...
Sharon's Stock Up in Israeli Cabinet
He has more lives than a cat and is as unstoppable as a bulldozer: Ariel Sharon is back at the forefront of Israeli politics as a crucial ally and potential challenger to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Despite Mr. Netanyahu's repeated efforts...
Spurs Back at Towering Heights with Duncan
The NBA hasn't seen a twin tower package like San Antonio's David Robinson and rookie Tim Duncan since Hakeem Olajuwon teamed with Ralph Sampson to take the Houston Rockets to the finals in 1986. San Antonio's pair of 7-footers have turned the...
Super Bowlful of Salsa
With Super Bowl XXXII just two Sundays away, it's time to consider what to serve during this year's festivities. After all, Super Bowl Sunday calls for the ultimate sports menu for serving indoors and not too far from the TV. The food must be...
Tech Freshman Glover Puts ACC on Guard
To the dozens of professional scouts who attend his every game, Georgia Tech freshman Dion Glover is known as "the Georgia Peach." And though the unforgettable off-guard might have no claim on Ty Cobb's nickname, he's well on his way to earning national...
Term-Limits Hopes Dim as Champions near Own Deadlines
The clock is ticking on Rep. Mark Sanford's self-imposed six-year term limit. His time is up in 2000 - and there's one thing he hopes to do before then: privatize Social Security. "I'm going to be focused on it for the next three years - assuming...
Terps Looking out for No. 1 against Top-Ranked Heels
Forget highs and lows. Already this season, Maryland's basketball team has explored the apex of elation and the depths of despair. The Terps have beaten the No. 2 team in the nation - Kansas on Dec. 7 - and suffered a demoralizing 32-point loss...
Therapy at One's Fingertips
Next to the vegetable-protein powders, around the corner from the prepackaged sushi and directly in front of the express cash-only lane, Sandy Kirchhoff gets her back done. For 10 minutes, she's kneaded, rubbed and rolled. Face down and oblivious...
Tribute Reflects King's Dream
The Choral Arts Society and guest singers proved on Sunday that the profound and timeless message of Martin Luther King is still very much alive. "It's been 30 years since he died, but his message still doesn't have a date on it. It's forever,"...
UPS Pilots Hope Pay Soars
United Parcel Service pilots return to the negotiating table today, after a three-month break in bargaining, confident that a recent string of pay increases in the airline industry will bolster their demand for a better deal. "The big changes in...
U.S. Office Products Planning Spinoffs
U.S. Office Products Co. thinks it might finally have a plan investors will embrace. The Washington retail holding company, which has watched its stock sink on Wall Street even as its earnings climbed, said yesterday that it will spin off its...
Witness Can Testify outside Michigan
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously yesterday that a Michigan state judge cannot block a former General Motors technician from testifying outside the state that certain pickup trucks are dangerous. The high court overruled the 8th U.S. Circuit...
Woman Touring the White House Spray Paints Blue Room Artwork
A woman who was walking through the White House on a public tour yesterday pulled out a small can of spray paint and defaced two priceless busts and a small portion of wall in the ornate Blue Room. The woman, whose identity had not been released...
Young: `I Will Not Resign'
Maryland state Sen. Larry Young told hundreds of supporters gathered in the streets of Baltimore last night that he would not resign despite an ethics committee's recommendation that he be expelled. "I will not resign," Mr. Young told the supporters,...