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 November 26, 1997

2 Senators Target Video Games' Focus on Violence, Sex: Call Arcades Lenient on Children's Use
Calling certain video games "digital poison" and "high-tech perversions," Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman called on their manufacturers yesterday to stop making the violence-and-gore-laden cassettes. The Connecticut Democrat teamed up with Sen. Herb...
A Funky, Sold-Out Fund-Raiser
"Wow!" That was the only word Billy Stephens, 15, could think of on his way out of "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk," a sold-out tap revue that was the focus of a fund-raiser Judy Cox threw for the Washington Home on Friday. Billy had come...
Al Gore Warned on Global Warming: UAW Boss: Labor United against Pact
A top union leader yesterday said labor is united in opposing the global-warming treaty and that Vice President Al Gore's championship of a treaty imposing deep emissions cuts is hurting his presidential prospects. "This issue is becoming more...
`Alien' Theme Falters in This Resurrection
"This thing is gonna fall apart!" exclaims a panicky character in the final stages of the derivative wreck titled "Alien Resurrection." So what else is new? The line alludes to an orbiting booby trap of a futuristic medical lab that needs to...
AND IN THIS CORNER... Venues Vie for Top Acts
Our venue can beat up your venue, so the folks at MCI Center may say. The Rolling Stones opening at the Jack Kent Cooke Stadium might have out sold, out played and outright been cooler than MCI's Barry Manilow opener - but the Big Jack doesn't...
Asian Economic Woes a Boon for U.S. Shoppers
The unrelenting reports of economic troubles in Asia may have some Americans bracing for bad news to hit here as well. But the news in the United States, economists say, is largely good. Prices on an array of goods imported from Asia - from cars...
`Banana Boy' Becomes True-Blue Hero: Crayola Contest Picks Silver Spring Youth
When Crayola, maker of the world's best-known crayons, asked children to name their heroes, it got hundreds of essays about parents, teachers and coaches. It got letters about dogs and cats. It got a thousand letters about Michael Jordan. ...
Be Creative with Recipes in Meals after Big Dinner
Thanksgiving dinner in my household is truly a food feast in every sense of the word: That is, the cook prepares too much, and the family members eat too much. Sound familiar? In order to ensure that no one leaves the table wanting just a little...
Business Leaders Tout Bill to Cut City Red Tape
D.C. Council member Harold Brazil is expected to introduce business reform legislation today that he says will streamline building and land regulation and cut other red tape in the city's regulatory system. Specifically, Mr. Brazil will propose...
Camara Leads GW over BC
LAHAINA, Hawaii - Seco Camara led George Washington with 12 points as the Colonials defeated Boston College 76-64 in a consolation bracket game at the Maui Invitational yesterday. GW will play DePaul (2-1) today for fifth place. DePaul survived...
Classy Clementines
Oh, my darling, it's clementine time. All the way from Spain - from the coast of Valencia, actually - the clementines, members of the orange family, make their brief appearance from November to February. The peak clementine season is December....
Cohen Details Threats Posed by Baghdad
Iraq has secretly stockpiled enough deadly poison gas to kill everyone on Earth despite nearly seven years of international inspections, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said yesterday. Mr. Cohen, commenting on the release of an annual Pentagon...
Cohen Downplays Subs' Stalking of U.S. Ships: Russian Maneuvers `Not Unprecedented'
Defense Secretary William Cohen said yesterday that a Russian attack submarine did not threaten U.S. ships when it stalked three carrier battle groups in the Pacific Ocean recently. "It's not a regular practice, but it's not unprecedented either,"...
Cutting-Edge Tech Toys Are a Cyberaddict's Joy
Technology changes on a daily basis. With faster computers, smaller but clearer TV pictures and quicker Internet connections, the choice of presents for the addicted technophile may seem endless. Here are a few ideas that may quench the thirst...
Dad to Plead Guilty to Son's Abuse
Alan Lee Holmes will plead guilty today to abusing his 5-year-old son Richard, according to a plea agreement filed in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Holmes' girlfriend, Alba Ingrid Scarpelli , 32, was convicted last week of abusing the child...
D.C.'S Lawyer Wary of Blues Deal: Says Insurance Merger Could Trigger Golden Parachutes
District Blue Cross Chief Executive Larry Glasscock should have to cut loose his $3 million golden parachute to win city approval of a proposed merger with the Maryland Blue Cross plan, the city's chief lawyer has recommended. The deal opens the...
Discordant OPEC Members Maneuver to Maintain Income: Saudi Call to Raise Quotas Anticipates Iraq's Return to Oil Market
The once-mighty Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries opens its twice-yearly summit today in disarray, as its members maneuver to preserve revenues in the belief Iraq will soon re-enter the world oil market. The meeting of the 11-nation...
Disney Remake Shows Flexibility of `Flubber'
John Hughes pretty much tarnished his reputation as a distinctive Hollywood humorist while remaking two enduring favorites, "Miracle on 34th Street" and "101 Dalmatians." Still associated with the Disney company after the disgraceful "Dalmatians"...
District Tourism Office Misused Public Funds
The District's tourism office improperly spent more than $20,000 in public money to fund trips to the Democratic and Republican conventions in 1996, according to a new audit. Although Mayor Marion Barry said no public money would be used on the...
Even Soulsby Supporters Admit It Was Time He Left
For months, Larry D. Soulsby was the police chief who could do no wrong. Consultants ripped apart the Metropolitan Police Department's organization from top to bottom. Detectives ignored promising leads for solving homicides as a possible serial...
Exit Chief Soulsby
D.C. Police Chief Larry Soulsby stepped down yesterday, and an assistant chief was named interim successor. The pressure has been mounting on the chief for some months now. Poor judgment and ineffective leadership, his critics say, have been hallmarks...
Family Homeless after Bus Wreck: `No Place to Go' as Holidays Near
The Armstrong family has hopscotched from a TraveLodge to two different Holiday Inns to two luxurious $260 rooms at the Mayflower Hotel since a Metrobus slammed into their building and destroyed their home Nov. 12. "It's hard on me and my kids....
Female Officer Picked as Chief of D.C. Police: Proctor Toiled Way to the Top
Sonya T. Proctor, who yesterday became the Metropolitan Police Department's first female top cop, toiled her way to the top without working the department's old-boy network. Mayor Marion Barry appointed her acting chief yesterday after former...
Flinn Seeks Reversal of Air Force Order: Embarks on Book Tour to Tout Memoir
Kelly Flinn plans to ask the military to overturn her less-than honorable discharge for lying about an adulterous affair that doomed her career as the Air Force's first female bomber pilot. But first, there are books to sell. Miss Flinn is...
Forces Battle for Soul of Pivotal Egypt: Regime's Foes Target Nation's Tourism Sites
CAIRO - Reporters arriving in Cairo last week to cover the massacre of tourists at Luxor could not help notice the expensive new shops lining the road in from the airport through the fashionable Heliopolis quarter. This glittering reflection of...
Former Redskins Still Lend Helping Hands to the Needy
It's appropriate that the idea for the Good Samaritan Foundation was born on the road to Bethlehem. It was the summer of 1992 and the Washington Redskins were riding a bus from their training camp in Carlisle, Pa., to a scrimmage with the New York...
Games Make Science, Geography Child's Play
Anyone who thinks the term "educational toy" is an oxymoron obviously hasn't played with the Alien Slime Lab. Investigating Martian "remains," determining the conductivity of "alien blood slime" and performing an enzyme analysis of "alien skin"...
George Mason's Rally Comes Up Short vs. Unbeaten College of Charleston
Jim Larranaga has proven at least one thing in his first three games as George Mason's basketball coach. His system works even if he doesn't have the players to enact it. Last night, the system - an offense that feeds off defensive pressure -...
GIMME A G-O: New Fans like Location; Others Decry Site, Cost
TAKE 1: MCI Center is a fabulous place that will revitalize professional sports as well as downtown night life in Washington. TAKE 2: MCI Center is geographically undesirable and, if you can find a parking spot, you still have to avoid the muggers....
Goodbye to Two Eras: Caps to Honor Langway in Their Area Finale
The Landover structure now known as US Airways Arena has never been the type of building that evoked strong feelings one way or the other, such as a Boston Garden or Chicago Stadium. Tonight, however, nostalgia should be dripping from the cobweb-encased...
Gulf Crisis Isn't over, U.S. Warns Saddam
The United States warned Iraq yesterday that the Gulf crisis is not over and economic sanctions will remain in place unless Baghdad opens up "sensitive" sites to U.N. chemical and biological weapons inspectors. The U.N. inspection teams completed...
Hoyas Overcome Bumpy Opening
Goodbyes are often painful, and Georgetown bid a fittingly ugly adieu to its regular season home of 16 years last night, overpowering Cleveland State 78-56 in the program's finale at US Airways Arena. The Hoyas (3-1) now enjoy a week-long Thanksgiving...
Inside Politics
ODDS FAVOR GOP A year out from the midterm elections, the newsletter Campaign Insider has handicapped all 435 House races and says the odds favor a continued GOP hold on that chamber. "From an overall perspective, a radical change in party...
Jury Acquits Man in Triathlete's Death: Finds He Wasn't Driving Car in Fatal Crash
Ronald Rinehart did not cause the death of world-class triathlete Judith Flannery, a Montgomery County Circuit Court jury decided last night. After 11 hours of intense deliberations over two days, jurors acquitted the Rockville handyman of the...
League Suspends Berube One Game
For the second time in 15 days, a Washington Capitals player has been suspended for using a racially-charged word. And it brought to three the number of suspensions in professional hockey this month over the use of racially offensive language during...
Live! It's His Honor in Bad Taste: Barry Feels Burned by Sendup on SNL
Washington Mayor Marion Barry, portrayed as a pager-carrying hustler who tried to make a quick buck by selling District-owned property, thinks last weekend's episode of "Saturday Night Live" was in "poor taste." Poor taste is what SNL is all about,...
Locals Get an Early Start to Be Home for the Holiday
"I am either on the phone or away from my desk. So, if you'll please leave a message. . . ." Those words have been heard quite a bit around town this week by people actually trying to get some work done before Thanksgiving Day. Chances are...
MCI Center Set to Offer Smorgasbord of Thrills
Welcome to the sports arena of the future - part amusement park, part theater, part shopping mall. At MCI Center, you can learn about outer space, see a 1909 Honus Wagner baseball card, ski down a virtual-reality slope, savor a slice of white-chocolate-mousse...
Mom Killed Infant with Painkillers, Police Say
A distraught 20-year-old mother of three accused of giving her newborn son a fatal dose of painkillers earlier this month has been charged with murder, Fairfax County Police said yesterday. Elvia Garcia, who was living in a mobile home near Alexandria...
MONEY MAGNET? Next-Generation Suites Offer More, Cost More
Washington Wizards and Capitals owner Abe Pollin has learned a lot about luxury since he introduced private suites to indoor sports arenas at the Capital Centre in 1973. The Landover facility - now US Airways Arena - is essentially a small football...
MONEY MAGNET? Observers Are Divided on Benefits to the City
Will the MCI Center be a catalyst for the rebirth of the District's moribund East End - creating new markets and new customers for the area's struggling businesses? Or is it simply window dressing for a city that needs a lot more than a gaudy new...
MONEY MAGNET? What's in a Name? an Advertising Windfall
Live from MCI Center, it's the best advertising that money can't buy. MCI, the telecommunications company, hopes to cash in when the $200 million arena bearing its name opens on Tuesday. Every time "MCI Center" appears in print or on television...
More Time Needed for Installation of V-Chips
The technology marvel intended to shield children from violent or sexually suggestive programs keeps getting pushed a little further into the future. Television manufacturers want the deadline for placing V-chips into sets extended until 1999,...
Newcomer to City Vows He'll Fix D.C
Phil Heinrich is carrying his theme of "fixing D.C." to the streets. Mr. Heinrich, a Democrat, strolls the District toting an 8-foot-long, brilliant blue papier-mache wrench over his shoulder. Last week, he was in Dupont Circle shaking hands...
No Turkey Day Football Talk - and No Butts
I had hoped we could get through this Thanksgiving with as little football talk as possible. Somehow, the sport seems to push its way into rare family gatherings each Turkey Day, splitting the crowd into male and female groups and generally making...
Official Guilty of Bribing Espy: Co-Op Exec Paid $7,600 in Gifts, Trip
A federal jury in San Francisco has found a former senior vice president of Sun-Diamond Growers of California guilty of giving $7,600 in illegal gratuities to former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy. Richard Douglas was convicted of illegally giving...
Pacific Summit Puts Forth Plan for Asian Relief: Partners to Ease Finance Woes with Trade Incentives, IMF Aid
VANCOUVER, British Columbia - President Clinton and his 17 Pacific Rim economic partners yesterday backed a massive emergency recovery plan to alleviate the Asian financial turmoil and adopted a system to prevent similar crises in the future. "This...
Pfiesteria Scientist Lauds Md. DNR, Criticizes Denial in North Carolina
TILGHMAN ISLAND, Md. - The North Carolina State University scientist who discovered and sounded the alarm on the fish-killing microbe pfiesteria piscicida says the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, under the helm of DNR Secretary John Griffin,...
PG Passes Plan to Direct Growth, Revive Older Areas
The Prince George's County Council yesterday approved far-reaching proposals that will eventually keep suburban growth under control and give new life to older, established areas. The plan to rein in suburban sprawl gives the council the go-ahead...
Picking the Right Apple for Your Mom's Recipe
So many tarts, so little time. There is nothing more embarrassing come the first hints of winter than to forget which apple your mother insisted on using when making those great apple pies - especially those beautiful shallow-pan tarts. It's...
Police Chief Didn't Notice Roommate's Odd Behavior
Former D.C. Police Chief Larry D. Soulsby - a sleuth for more than 25 years - said he didn't notice anything unusual about Lt. Jeffrey S. Stowe in the past 12 months they roomed together in a luxury Northwest apartment. He didn't see him flash...
POLLIN'S BIG SCORE: Sparkling Sports Center a National Benchmark
Being a levelheaded sort of man, Abe Pollin won't go so far as to guarantee that that MCI Center won't be obsolete in 20 years. The owner of the Washington Wizards, Capitals and new sports center will let the $200 million downtown facility speak...
Ratifying the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Is a Step toward Nonproliferation
In a Sunday forum letter of Nov. 16, "Testing nukes makes good sense," Kathleen Bailey claims the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) will make the U.S. nuclear arsenal "less safe and reliable." She further states that CTBT is "unverifiable, and...
Reno Trip Delays Decision about Prober for Calls
Attorney General Janet Reno left yesterday for a business trip to Mexico and Thanksgiving in Florida without making a decision on whether to seek the appointment of an independent counsel to probe White House fund-raising calls by President Clinton...
Ron Carey's Financial Shambles
At the request of the New York U.S. Attorney's office, which has already obtained felony convictions of Teamster President Ron Carey's three closest campaign associates, a federal district judge finally removed Mr. Carey's hand from the Teamster cookie...
Roundup
Frieder discomforted by point-shaving reports Former Arizona State basketball coach Bill Frieder is pained and embarrassed by reports that two of his players will be indicted in connection with a point-shaving scandal. "I devoted 32 years to...
Sadat Widow Pushes Tougher Line on Fundamentalist Threat
Jihan Sadat, a human rights activist, is the widow of former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. She spoke with special correspondent Daphne Barak recently about last week's terrorist attack on tourists at a temple in Luxor. Question: Aren't you scared?...
Schedule Won't Help Wizards Break Skid
All the Washington Wizards have to do is pick up the morning papers and look at the NBA standings. Therein lies the bitter truth. At 4-10, Washington is at the bottom of the Atlantic Division, and only lowly Toronto has a worse record in the Eastern...
Software Guaranteed to Thrill Computer Users
Gaming consoles and computers continue to plunge in price. This may be one of the better times in history to purchase one for the family. Here are just some of the amazing products available that are guaranteed to put a smile on any new gamer or...
Soulsby's Days as Police Chief End with Aide's Arrest: Says He Quit to Put End to `Controversy'
D.C. Police Chief Larry D. Soulsby resigned his post yesterday within hours of the arrest of his ex-roommate and top aide on embezzlement and extortion charges, saying he didn't want to damage the Metropolitan Police Department by dragging it through...
Southwest Marking 400th Anniversary of 1st Thanksgiving: Towns to Honor Conquistadores' Visit
Although it's no secret the first American Thanksgiving was on the banks of the Rio Grande instead of the New England seaboard, Americans have been reluctant to trade their turkeys for tamales. Nevertheless, Spaniards endured great hardships to...
Teamsters President Gives Up Control: Carey Steps Down, but Charges Go On
Teamsters President Ron Carey gave up control of the scandal-wracked union yesterday, just hours before he was accused by a Teamsters watchdog group of plundering the union's treasury to win re-election. Mr. Carey's announcement that he was taking...
Terps Are Too Tough for Golden Panthers
Let's just call it a study in contrasts. It has been the start to Maryland's basketball season. After starting the year against No. 5 South Carolina in Minneapolis - and awaiting pivotal games at No. 13 Clemson and against No. 2 Kansas in the...
Testimony Casts Doubt on Nichols' Alibi in Bombing
DENVER - Prosecutors yesterday challenged Terry Nichols' alibi for the day before the Oklahoma City bombing, calling witnesses who countered his claim that he spent the morning at an Army-surplus auction. Witnesses said that Mr. Nichols failed...
Thanksgiving Closings and Schedule Changes: (Wild Art)
FEDERAL All federal offices are closed tomorrow only. Courts are closed tomorrow and Friday. All post offices are closed tomorrow only. DISTRICT City offices and courts are closed tomorrow only. Schools are closed tomorrow and Friday....
The D.C. Council Election
It has been 2 1/2 years since Congress rewrote the real meaning of D.C. home rule by creating the D.C. Financial Responsibility and Management Assistance Authority. With broad powers to strike or buttress any and all undertakings of the executive...
The News on Race
Politically speaking, proponents of affirmative action have been having a pretty good fall. In the long run, I think they lose. There is simply too much public opposition to race and sex-based preferences, and it is firmly rooted. Nor is this...
WORD TO THE WISE:: Ride Metro to MCI Events
Getting to MCI Center is a whole different ballgame from going to US Airways Arena. Its downtown location is also a far cry from the Landover site of Jack Kent Cooke Stadium. But planners' advice for avoiding traffic is the same as we heard when...
Wrapping Up Delight for Every Age on List
Somebody said, "It is better to give than receive." Obviously, that person hadn't seen the cool product choices available for children and the young of heart coming in time for the holiday season. Christmas is still for children, and from the looks...