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 August 23, 1997

A Gentle Rebel Youth `Slain in Battle'
Beside the lush fairway and manicured green of a small golfing club's rural setting, on the border between Fairfax and Loudoun counties, is a plot of sacred ground. At Fairfax National Golf Club off Bull Run Post Office Road near Centreville, the...
Annapolis Ten-Milers Get Relief from Heat
Based on the forecast, tomorrow's 22nd running of the Annapolis Ten-Miler could be the coolest in history. Race director Ron Bowman is predicting 70-degree temperatures for the 7:30 a.m. start. Pleasant weather would be a major reprieve for 4,000...
Antidote to the Mythology
This fine work of history is sadly three years too late. If the National Center for History in Schools had read "Summer for the Gods" in 1994, it would not have recommended that students watch the 1960 movie "Inherit the Wind" to learn about this...
Arkwright Adventure Is Artful Creation
This chronic feature lets me review what has recently passed my pupils. So pull up a chair, break out the talc and welcome to: MR. ZAD'S HAIR READ This is a synopsis of a book and my eight-level superlocks rating system. An Anthony Kiedis...
Blaukat Takes Second-Day Lead
MARBURY, Md. - Randy Blaukat, a 35-year-old Joplin, Mo., fishing phenom, passed first-day sensation Roland Martin of Clewiston, Fla., on the second day of the $316,700 Bassmaster Maryland Top 100 tournament yesterday on the Potomac River. Blaukat...
Boulware Impressive despite Ravens Loss
BALTIMORE - Last night in Charm City, there were two parties going on. While the Baltimore Orioles were hosting a harborside mixer with the Minnesota Twins, the Baltimore Ravens proved that last night's best bash was uptown - the unveiling of linebacker...
British Telecom Cuts Payment for MCI as Profit Outlook Dips
British Telecom and MCI Communications Corp. agreed yesterday to cut $4 billion from the $21 billion that the London-based company said it would pay for MCI when the merger was announced in November. The agreement put the merger back on track...
Charges against United Duo Cut Deep for Fledgling MLS
American soccer has never suffered a major scandal, and the sport has always escaped the scrutiny of a prying media - until now. The arrests early this week of D.C. United players Mario Gori and Raul Diaz Arce for the rape of a Columbus, Ohio,...
Comedy May Make 2 Stars Smile, but Film Will Make Audience Frown
"A Smile Like Yours" arrives just in time to complete the facetious wreckage begun by Hollywood's earlier summer sex farces, "My Best Friend's Wedding" and "Picture Perfect." Now we can add this one about a young married couple struggling to have...
Davis Set to Resume Batting Practice
BALTIMORE - Exactly 10 weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a cancerous tumor from his colon, Eric Davis returned to Camden Yards yesterday, soaking up the home atmosphere and saying he plans to begin taking batting practice today. The surgical...
Deceptive Drift in Trade Deficit Claims
On Aug. 15, Northwest Airlines published a full-page ad in The Washington Post asserting that Japan will "say and do anything" to keep its $54 billion trade surplus with the United States. In particular, Northwest accused Japan of opposing "open...
Do We Have an Offer for You!
Close followers of the many Clinton scandals will recall former Arkansas State Trooper L.D. Brown. He was the trooper, assigned to then-Governor Bill Clinton's security detail from 1982 to 1985, who later claimed to have done some carousing with...
Early-Morning INS Raid Detains One at Sheraton: Agents Acted on Reports of Illegals
Immigration and Naturalization Service agents swooped down on the Washington Sheraton Hotel in Woodley Park early yesterday morning in search of illegal aliens and ended up detaining one worker from the hotel, which employs 1,000. The agents were...
Erickson, O's Efficiently Beat Twins
BALTIMORE - An innocent blink is all it would have taken to miss Scott Erickson's 15th victory this season. As the Orioles' exhausted bullpen prayed for a night off, Erickson made quick work of his former teammates, holding the Minnesota Twins...
Ex-DNC Finance Director Probed on Teamsters Link
The former finance director of the Democratic National Committee has been questioned by federal investigators in a widening probe of fund-raising links between the DNC and the Teamsters union. Richard Sullivan was interviewed for two hours by an...
Exhibit's Letters Reveal Love's Battle with War
NEW YORK - "I wish to see you, and every minute that I am delayed is like an age, I cannot forsake my duty as a soldier, I cannot forsake those brave men who have suffered with me for our glorious cause of freedom, if I did, I would be unworthy of...
Extra Points;roundup
2 world track records broken at Van Damme Kenya's Daniel Komen shattered the world record in the 5,000 meters and countryman Paul Tergat smashed the 10,000-meter mark at the Van Damme Memorial meet yesterday in Brussels, each erasing a mark held...
Gaithersburg Readies Downtown Deal: Developer Would Pay $10-a-Year Rent on Lot, Build Offices
Gaithersburg taxpayers are about to give a Bethesda company a pretty sweet deal - $10-per-year rent for 50 years on a property that may be worth $1.5 million. City government is poised to sign the deal with developer Danac Corp. , which will build...
Galaxy Eliminates United in Semifinals
Fatigued D.C. United lost its semifinal game in the CONCACAF Cup to the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 last night as U.S. national team star Cobi Jones scored the goal before 16,568 at RFK Stadium. "Our priority is the MLS Cup, but the CONCACAF would...
Girl Reports Fondling; Photographer Held
Fairfax County police are accusing a photographer for Glamour Shots in Tysons Corner of fondling an 11-year-old girl Monday as she posed for photos. Police yesterday arrested Patrick Hunt, 24, of the 6400 block of Third Street in the Lincolnia...
History Will Judge the Importance of Mr. Lee's Visit to the United States
Recently, in a congressional hearing on his nomination to be assistant secretary of state for Asian and Pacific affairs, Stanley Roth re-expressed the view that Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui's visit to the United States was a "mistake" ("Helms vs....
In Tactical Move, Clinton Switches Sides in Race Case: Reversal on Suit Aimed at Averting Further Curbs on Affirmative Action
The Clinton administration yesterday reversed course in a key affirmative-action case before the Supreme Court, arguing that a New Jersey school board erred when it fired a white teacher in order to protect the job of a black co-worker with equal seniority....
Joppy's Always Ready to Meet Any Challenges
In the bizarre business of professional boxing, sometimes the hardest thing for a fighter to do is fight - even if he's a world champion. Promoters, managers, lawyers and all sorts of people who never enter the ring often get in the way. So when...
Judges Refuse to Allow Schools to Open While Repairs Go On
A three-judge panel of the D.C. Court of Appeals yesterday rejected a request by school officials and a parents advocacy group to open 49 schools while the buildings undergo major roof repairs. The decision upholds D.C. Superior Court Judge Kaye...
Knifing Attack Nets Suspended Sentence: Woman Must Get Anger Therapy, Too
An Arlington woman who stabbed her boyfriend in a fight over the TV remote control - he wanted to watch the Chicago Bulls and she wanted a movie - won't go to jail if she behaves for two years and gets anger-management counseling. Juvenile and...
Landover Man Charged in Murder: Tips, Residents Help PG Police
Prince George's County police yesterday charged a 19-year-old Landover man with the first-degree murder of Rashad Daron Mahoney, 15, whose body was found Thursday morning by a jogger on a school playground. Reuben Eulis Glenn was quickly arrested...
Lutherans Reach out to Other Faiths
Thanks to a major group of U.S. Lutherans, the "ecumenical winter" in America was lifted this week. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), as heirs to Martin Luther, has voted for doctrinal accord with heirs to 16th-century reformers...
Market Ends Whipsaw Week amid Growls of Bears
Stocks zigzagged through another wild day of trading yesterday, ending the most volatile week in the market's history on a sour note, with key Wall Street gurus predicting that further steep drops are on the way. With the dollar and stock markets...
Miami Debacle No Redskins Portent
Washington Redskins coach Norv Turner should have burned the game films of Thursday night's 28-7 loss to the Miami Dolphins. They won't provide any insights into the team's regular-season performances. Running back Kerry Joseph won't lose two...
Motorists' Air-Bag Concerns on the Rise
About one in six motorists would have their passenger-side air bag shut off if they could, according to an insurance industry survey issued yesterday. Sixteen percent of motorists said they would pay between $50 and $200 to install an on-off switch...
No More Slick Shots? Teased into Playing It as It Lies, Clinton Has a Dismal Day
OAK BLUFFS, Mass. - Tired of stories that he's a golf cheat, President Clinton yesterday set out to prove his swing is golden. But his first shot deep into the woods at the posh Farm Neck Golf Course here did little to mute the snickers. With...
Prober Throws out Teamsters Election: Cites Major Abuses by Carey Campaign
Teamsters President Ron Carey's 1996 re-election victory was overturned yesterday by a court-appointed election officer who said his campaign accepted $221,000 in improper contributions from the union and other sources. Citing "extraordinary" misconduct...
Quantum Leap for Student: Physics Whiz Wins Gold Medal
Boris Zbarsky went to Canada and brought back the gold. No, he's not a gymnast or a runner. The 17-year-old Rockville youth was among 264 high school students from around the world who competed last month in the 28th International Physics Olympiad...
Running Away with the Law
Congress has a twofold responsibility for law. It makes law by passing statutes. Once a law is on the books, Congress has continual responsibility for how the executive branch administers the law. As bad as some think Congress performs the first...
Sacco and Vanzetti: The Memorial
From Stone Henge to the pyramids, historical monuments have been around for just about as long as there have been human beings. That's why they are called historical. But you have to wonder about the lastest politically correct fashion in monuments....
Sheffey's Drug Test Proved Negative: But Status Unclear, Thompson Says
Georgetown coach John Thompson said yesterday that the basketball status of point guard Ed Sheffey, who was arrested and charged with six demeanors by Prince George's County police Wednesday, remains uncertain despite the negative results of a drug...
Soldiers Love Taking Exams at `School'
For many Civil War re-enactors, "boot camp" - or for purists of the period, the "School of the Soldier" - can become an avocation. And the members of Company A, 7th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia, are purists. Their two-day...
Step One Is the Endurance Test
Anyone interested in plumbing the depths of the D.C. government is invited to share the adventure of a parent in quest of a learner's permit for her 16-year-old son. First, of course, there's the call to the motor vehicles department, to make...
Strong Woman Makes Fortune: Other Fascinating Females Featured, Too
Talk about strong women. Has Fortune in its Sept. 8 issue ever got a mega-strength woman for you? She graces the cover, appearing rather like a singularly tough-willed Michele Pfeiffer look-alike, the cover line describing her as "The Toughest Babe...
Swiss Altering Views on Isolation: Some See NATO Ties, but Not U.N
GENEVA - Landlocked in splendid Alpine isolation, the traditionally conservative Swiss have begun to feel that perhaps the time is ripe for a different approach to the outside world. Most don't want to join the European Union - a concept too ambiguous...
That's Not the Ticket, Doctor: Lottery Incentive Shot Down by State
Dr. James Bowes thought he had a pretty keen idea for how to get mothers to bring infants in for their shots - give away Maryland lottery tickets. Turns out that wasn't such a great idea for Dr. Bowes, Frederick County's chief health officer....
Today's Best Bets
GOING CUCKOO Looking for laughs? The Tantallon Community Players will present Dave Wasserman's comedy "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" at 8 tonight at the John Concert Hall, 1071 Livingston Road, Fort Washington. $10. 301/292-2839. HE'S...
Trial Set for May in Jones' Sex Suit: Clinton Attendance Will Not Be Required
Paula Corbin Jones' sexual-misconduct accusations against President Clinton will be heard in a trial beginning May 27 next year, a federal district judge said yesterday in Little Rock. Mr. Clinton will not be required to attend the trial. ...
We Do Need Cooperation in Order to Fight Global Warming
Cal Thomas' Aug. 13 commentary, "Environmental fundamentalism," denies the existence of a scientific consensus on global warming. It also berates forward thinking corporations such as British Petroleum for "waving the white flag of surrender" and...
Westbrook Will Apologize Today
Washington Redskins receiver Michael Westbrook will apologize to running back Stephen Davis during a team meeting today and agree to counseling as part of his penalty for beating Davis during practice Tuesday. Westbrook will meet with coach Norv...
Yermolinsky Rules Open in Orlando
The blue-collar grandmaster took the blue ribbon as GM Alex Yermolinsky finished alone in first at the 98th annual U.S. Open that wrapped up last week in Orlando, Fla. A last-round win over Czech GM Pavel Blatny put the Cleveland-based "Yerminator"...