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 27, 1998

Advice Etc.;radio Waves
REHM RETURNS Popular talk-show host Diane Rehm returns to the airwaves next Monday after an extended sick leave from WAMU-FM (88.5). Mrs. Rehm, who has been with the station for about 19 years, began having voice problems soon after the holidays....
Albanian Guerrillas Are Ready to Do or Die
KUKES, Albania - Ethnic Albanian guerrillas yesterday said they are preparing to fight an all-out war for the "liberation" of Kosovo, just days before the Western powers are to meet to discuss ways of heading off the brewing military confrontation....
All the President's Women
Surprise, surprise. The National Organization for Women has decided not to file a friend of the court brief on behalf of Paula Jones in her appeal to reinstate her sexual misconduct case against the president. Patricia Ireland, president of NOW,...
Attacks on McCaffrey Called Revenge
Calls by black lawmakers for the ouster of White House drug policy director Barry McCaffrey are part of a personal "vendetta" against him characterized by Congressional Black Caucus leaders mocking his military experience, his war on drugs and even...
Bert Ely
Banking consultant Bert Ely was looking forward to a quiet April. Congress had adjourned for two weeks and the banking industry had retrenched after after losing a bitter battle to credit unions on the Hill. Not waiting for Congress to catch...
British Tire of Diana Used as Pitchwoman
LONDON - Visitors are paying $16 a crack for a pilgrimage to a grave site they will never see. Admirers are forking out nearly $70 each for a concert by second-string pop stars. The brother is scooping up all this wealth but insists he's not profiting...
Caldor Closeout Sale Miffs Bargain Hunters with Not-So-Low Prices
Caldor, the Norwalk, Conn. discount chain that has fallen behind in its competition with other discount stores, is not winning new friends in its final days as it tries to get rid of merchandise at its seven Washington area stores. Shoppers looking...
Caps Commit `Highway Robbery'
BOSTON - It was a game the Washington Capitals lost, then had revived by official edict. It was a game in which the team all but disappeared offensively for long stretches of time, a game in which the Caps put themselves in serious danger of being...
Close No Longer Counts in Grenades
The Army has leveled the playing field for one of the most basic soldiering skills: tossing a hand grenade. Requiring male and female recruits to throw the explosive the same distance - about 100 feet - is part of a program to introduce added rigor...
Consensus Shifting on Social Security
Proponents of changing Social Security to let workers invest in their own personal retirement plans say that mounting public support represents a historic shift that could dominate the next two elections. Citizen forums to promote discussion and...
Council Staff Hard to Keep
The 13 members of the D.C. Council rely on their staff for everything from analyzing legislation to helping constituents and offering campaign advice. But recent staff resignations have deprived the council of some of its most experienced people...
D.C. Call Boxes Are Useless
Inside some of the red boxes mounted on utility poles around the District, there really are telephone receivers, but they transmit nothing. Other boxes, their red paint chipping, are gutted. There are - or were - thousands of them around the city...
Delta's Oversupply Warning Casts Pall over Office Market
Just when one would think the region's real estate experts could take a deep breath and say the office market has finally recovered, a research firm already is warning about the potential for oversupply. Of the 8.9 million square feet of office...
Developments Position District for Takeoff, If It Can Capitalize
They said it would happen. New signs of life surrounding the MCI Center are validating the hopes of District government and business leaders who bet on the sports arena to spur the revival a neglected part of downtown. Recent announcements that...
Drabek's Failures Add to O's Woes
BALTIMORE - They were talking damage control after 23 games yesterday, and the scary part is that it could have come sooner. The Baltimore Orioles lost for the eighth time in 11 games, following a familiar but unexpected pattern they have developed...
Draft Picks Don't Sink despite `Swimming a Bit'
Washington Redskins coach Norv Turner spent three days giving pop quizzes on the field. With playbooks as thick as phone books, rookies spent minicamp struggling to run proper routes and hit the right lanes. "The first two days, we put in as many...
Embassy Row
RELATIONS IMPROVING When Peter Burian left the Slovak Embassy last year to return to the foreign ministry in Bratislava, U.S.-Slovak relations were strained, with Washington complaining about a lack of democratic progress in the Central European...
Even City Full of Lawyers Will Miss This Barrister
The Barrister Restaurant across Lafayette Square from the White House, closed Friday, and its patrons have taken its disappearance as a personal affront. The bar was a popular hang-out for patrons ranging from White House and Hill staffers to employees...
Extra Points;roundup
White's wife: CBS was `scared' to hire lineman Reggie White's wife said CBS was "too scared" to hire her husband as a football commentator because of his controversial speech before the Wisconsin State Assembly. White, the Green Bay Packers...
Exuberant Starks Resurfaces as Knicks Even Series vs. Heat
MIAMI - A docile and restrained John Starks is not what his New York Knicks teammates want. Spats with coach Jeff Van Gundy during the regular season resulted in the once emotionally turbulent Starks restraining himself. But in Game 2 of the Knicks'...
Fairfax County Executive Praised for Fiscal Moves
After turning aside a last-minute alternate budget that would have knocked a cent off the real estate tax, Fairfax County's Board of Supervisors is poised to hold the line on taxes and services in the budget it will approve today. The county isn't...
Fairfax Technology Conference Draws Heavy Hitters
A technology conference announced with little fanfare more than two years ago has grown into a world-class event that has drawn the likes of Mikhail Gorbachev and Margaret Thatcher. Organizers are billing the 1998 World Congress on Information...
Farmers Fear Redefined `Organic' Standards
Early Monroe just wanted to find a safer home to raise his family when he moved from the District to a farm in Frederick. Now, five years later, he's running his Sundays Manor Farm as a full-time commercial enterprise and has emerged as a major supplier...
Faulk Makes Up His Mind: Manning's Already the Man
As far as star running back Marshall Faulk is concerned, No. 1 draft choice Peyton Manning already has proven himself as the Indianapolis Colts' starting quarterback even though the start of Manning's rookie season is more than three months away....
Film Explores Psyche of Suicide Bombers
The smug face of a Palestinian bomb maker and the timid appearance of a failed suicide bomber figure prominently in a controversial new film that will be telecast tomorrow in the United States. The Israeli film showing the lives of the Arab "shaheed,"...
Flexibility for Growth, Change Is Office-Design Watchword
When American Systems Corp. decided to renovate its Crystal City site, it knew it wanted a major upgrade. Nothing had changed in 20 years, it was ugly as sin and employees worked in a makeshift maze of offices. So the government contractor started...
Frustrating, Uplifting Amos Displays Duality
It was a tale of two Toris Wednesday night at the 9:30 Club. Miss Amos, playing a sold-out preview show in support of her upcoming album "From the Choirgirl Hotel," deftly mixed new songs with those from her previous three releases, and in doing...
GOP Looks to End School Set-Asides
House Republicans plan another attack on preferences this week with a bill to end the policy of admitting students to colleges and universities based on race and sex. Rep. Frank Riggs, the California Republican sponsoring the bill to bar such...
Guardsmen Finish Historic Tour
LEESBURG, Va. - Members of the Virginia National Guard returned home yesterday after spending eight months patrolling a bridge along the border between Bosnia and Croatia. "I'm just glad that it's over. The hardest part was wondering if he was...
Hatch Aims to Soften McCain Tobacco Bill
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch said an anti-smoking bill championed by fellow Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona won't reduce teen smoking and will have to be "completely rewritten" if it's to pass Congress. "Frankly,...
Have We Become Too Harried to Care?
Last Tuesday, area readers saw a chilling story of callousness and an inspiring story of care. A man with a woman passenger crashed a truck while traveling toward the District on Interstate 395. Then Traffic Stops heard the story of motorists...
High Goods Demand Often Exceeds Supply
The appeal of organic food consumers, who typically pay a 25 percent premium to buy an order in local natural food markets, has attracted the attention of Wall Street and corporate giants. Familiar brand-name companies like ham producer Smithfield...
Hispanic Program in Trouble
Ronald Pinedo had dropped out of Montgomery Blair High School and just about given up about two weeks before his senior year final exams. "I went through a lot of things in high school. I was really doing bad. I got to the point where teachers...
Holdover DEs Owens, Lang on Spot
To hear Pro Bowl cornerback Cris Dishman tell it, the additions of sturdy tackles Dana Stubblefield and Dan Wilkinson to the defense will make a world of difference to Washington Redskins ends Rich Owens and Kenard Lang. "Dana and Dan are going...
In Job Market, Information Rules
Harry Feely spent most of his working life making plate glass and steel construction frames, back when having a job meant punching the clock and taking your place on the production line. Today, Mr. Feely, 61, spends his days helping large organizations...
Injured Redskins Show Powers to Heal Offense
Quarterback Gus Frerotte rifled passes on the run. Receiver Michael Westbrook corkscrewed defenders into the ground. Running back Terry Allen ripped through holes. It wasn't the high-priced defensive tackles, draft picks or rookie free agents...
In Miami, Marlins' Implosion Sparks Sheffield's Explosion
The Florida Marlins became the latest scourge in professional sports last winter when owner Wayne Huizenga, claiming $34 million in losses, slashed his payroll by dismantling the World Series champions. Gone are pitchers Kevin Brown, Al Leiter and...
Inside Politics
A `WORRISOME THING' Is Kenneth W. Starr preparing an indictment of Hillary Rodham Clinton? "I don't think the first lady is going to be indicted, no matter how much her fingerprints are on almost everything from Whitewater up to now in the...
Inside the Beltway
EVEN MORE HISTORIC Last Thursday, Inside the Beltway published a familiar photograph of a youthful Bill Clinton shaking hands with President Kennedy at the 1963 American Legion Boys' Nation Convention in Washington. We wrote that the Democratic...
Inside the Ring
LOYAL DISSENT An organization that can order men and women to their deaths is understandably better at training its people to follow - not question - orders. What, then, is the proper role of dissent in a military organization? "Dissent...
Israelis Split by TV Series on Country's First 50 Years
JERUSALEM - A 22-part television series conceived as the centerpiece of Israel's 50th anniversary celebrations is stirring passions and angering many conservatives with its sympathetic portrayal of the Palestinians. The state-financed history of...
Kamieniecki Goes on Disabled List
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles' wobbly pitching situation grew even shakier yesterday when the team placed starter Scott Kamieniecki on the 15-day disabled list. Kamieniecki has a strained left groin that has resulted in inflammation in his right...
Mammogram Studies Add to Women's Worries
Women are scared to death of developing breast cancer and want to avoid it at all costs. But lately it seems the guidelines for mammogram screening change almost weekly, often contradicting earlier studies. Just last week, for example, a Harvard...
McDougal Faced with Final Opportunity to Testify
Susan McDougal may get another chance this week - her last - to answer questions before a federal grand jury in Arkansas about whether President Clinton lied when he denied knowing about an illegal $300,000 loan she received in 1986. The convicted...
Merger Hype Boosts Smaller Lender's Stock
It's easy to see why Maryland Federal Bancorp and its $1.7 billion in assets would be dwarfed in recent months by mammoth-sized mergers that create banks with $523 billion in deposits. Up until a few months ago, analysts said they expected a NationsBank...
NetBalance Software Lets Firms Monitor, Analyze Computing Cost
Few company heads can say they received venture capital in their first days of operation. But Raj Ananthanpillai, chief executive of NetBalance Inc. of Gaithersburg, can. "I just explained the market need," he said. "I never bothered to show...
Our Living beyond the Grave Is Decided on Judgment Day
Excerpts from a translation of a sermon given yesterday by the Rev. Melaku Getaneh at St. Michael's Ethiopian Orthodox Church in the District. This is a time when we think of Christ's Resurrection and what resurrection means to us. We know the...
Puma's Intellisync for Windows CE: Alchemy for PIMs
In ancient days, some who sought riches were drawn to alchemy, a "science" in which lead could be transmuted into gold. Today, this quest may be better placed in trying to move data from desktop computers into the new crop of small handheld devices...
Report: Iraq Not Complying on Weapons
Defense Secretary William S. Cohen said yesterday that weapons inspectors have found Iraq in violation of U.N. resolutions to destroy biochemical arms, including the highly touted agreement reached with Secretary General Kofi Annan. The U.N....
Rhines Keeps Vow, Earns Bonus
Jennifer Rhines has much to think about with a November wedding coming up. Paying for it is not one of those worries now. Rhines, who at 23 is one of America's top distance runners, grabbed the $20,000 cash bonus for finishing in less than 33 minutes...
Shelly's Back Room a Reminder You Can't Eat Ambience
If atmosphere could satisfy hunger, Shelly's Back Room would be a great place to eat. The F Street bar and restaurant has a comfortable wood interior with seating areas that feature couches and an impressive wall of built-in cigar humidores. But...
Standing in the Way of School Choice
President Clinton and his administration are pulling out all the stops to kill a bipartisan school-choice bill that would let parents open up tax free educational investment accounts for their children. Though Mr. Clinton has a reputation for his political...
Struggling United Still Makes a Point
For the fifth consecutive match, D.C. United left its "A" game on the pitch at its Herndon practice facility, but yesterday, its "C" game was good enough to beat Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference leaders. United striker Jaime Moreno scored...
Students Hope to Hit Lottery Jackpot
House Republicans are determined to pass a school-voucher bill for the District this week. And President Clinton is just as determined to veto the measure that would give financial help to parents who want their children educated outside the city's...
Team Gets a Break at Last, and Suddenly Anything Looks Possible
BOSTON - The game was over. Per Axelsson had put the puck past Olie Kolzig with 4:17 left in the first overtime period. The Bruins were enjoying a group hug in front of their bench. The Capitals were skating wearily toward the locker room. And...
The U.N. Report
ANNAN AS CELEBRITY Secretary-General Kofi Annan was treated like a celebrity when he visited California last week. Students at the University of California at Berkeley greeted him with a standing ovation. Passers-by stopped him to snap his...
To Catch Big Bass, Go Where Others Don't
One day after an acquaintance complained that his bass luck apparently had left him, local fishing guide Andy Andrzejewski said, "Luck has little to do with catching bass. I'll show you. Let's go to a place where we won't see another soul, yet it's...
Tripp's Defense Fund Has Web Site, Will Post a Letter There
Linda Tripp, who has remained silent on the White House sex-and-lies scandal for three months, is considering posting a personal letter of thanks on the Internet to supporters, The Washington Times has learned. "Linda has been receiving literally...
United Trading Wegerle to Tampa Bay for Lassiter in Exchange of Forwards
Two-time Major League Soccer champion D.C. United will announce today that it is trading veteran U.S. national team forward Roy Wegerle to the Tampa Bay Mutiny for American striker Roy Lassiter, The Washington Times has learned from a team source....
Utah Jazz Get No Rest against Aged Rockets
Charles Barkley lives by a simple rule. If you call him a no-good whatever, he will call you the same. He followed his rule in Game 1 of the Jazz-Rockets series and is $10,000 poorer because of it. The $10,000 goes to Barkley's favorite charity,...
Walking the Streets with Streetwalkers
On Friday night I went to harass the hookers with the Orange Hats who work the region around 13th Street and Massachusetts Avenue in the District. Somebody's gotta do it. The Hats are locals who got tired of watching men cause traffic jams in their...
Web Holds Wealth of Guidance on Year 2000 Threat
Everyone is looking forward to an amazing New Year's Eve celebration come Dec. 31, 1999 - everyone but the information technology specialist. By now most everyone has heard of the problem. When the calendar changes to Jan. 1, 2000, computer...
What's in a Name? Ask GWSAE Members
The Greater Washington Society of Association Executives once again stands at odds with several of its members. The Washington society, which represents more than 4,000 association professionals, asked members earlier this month to approve a vote...