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 March 30, 1997

16th-Century Saga Serves Full Platter
Among the engaging details and asides in this history of three men of the Platter family of Basel, Switzerland, is the tale of how Felix Platter, just 16 years old in 1552, had to make a river crossing en route to Montpellier in Languedoc, where he...
A Popular `Odyssey' Comes to an End
Arthur C. Clarke, the dean of modern science fiction, has completed his space odyssey. Nearly 30 years after his hugely popular "2001: A Space Odyssey" and after two lesser-known sequels, Mr. Clarke has finished the fourth and apparently last...
A World Series of Classic `Memories' about U.S. Pastime: Roger Kahn Hits Another Home Run Celebrating Bygone of Baseball
Ever since he published his classic "Boys of Summer" 25 years ago, it has been a given that nobody writes about baseball better than Roger Kahn - at least baseball as it was in the halcyon days when there were eight teams in each major league and no...
Bacall Due Honorary Oscar in '98
The overwhelming consensus among friends who were watching the Academy Awards telecast was that Lauren Bacall was visibly peeved when Juliette Binoche won the award for best supporting actress of 1996. To keep this curiously stunning interlude in Oscar...
BERMUDA: The Tasty Allure of a Sunny Isle
Centuries ago, pirates risked their lives to rob Bermuda of its riches. According to legend, islanders could hear on dark and stormy nights the pirates' cries as their ships crashed into the hidden barrier reefs that still serve as a natural fortress...
Bombing Judge Noted for Courage
****A PIVOTAL STORY ILLUSTRATES RICHARD MATSCH'S DEDICATION.**** DENVER - U.S. District Court Chief Judge Richard Matsch, the jurist who will oversee the Oklahoma City bombing trial, is described as a man with an overwhelming devotion to the law,...
Bowie Eyes AAA Prize in Baseball
Maryland Baseball, the corporate parent of three minor league baseball clubs in this region, is looking to wheel and deal. No players are involved. This is more important than a trade for players. Chairman Peter Kirk and his partners want their...
Bullets Hold off Mavericks
BALTIMORE - For a while last night, it looked like the old Washington Bullets, the ones who would build sizable leads and waste them away in the fourth quarter. But then the new Bullets reappeared, the ones who have been around the past few weeks,...
Capitals' Postseason Hopes Take a Hit
The cause is not lost but the goal seems to be getting harder and harder to reach. The Washington Capitals allowed Philadelphia to score four times within a span of 12 minutes last night, enabling the Flyers to tighten their hold on first place...
Conversion Makes Easter Especially Memorable
****AFTER YEARS OF SERVICE TO CHURCH, BUDDY SHELL CAN RECEIVE COMMUNION.**** After nearly 20 years of attending Mass each week at St. Ann's Church in Northwest, Buddy Shell today for the first time will join his family for Communion. Mr. Shell...
Court Curbs in the Fine Print
For the life of me I cannot understand why conservatives are willing to expend time, money and energy for a constitutional amendment allowing Congress to override decisions of the Supreme Court and lower courts when Congress can - right now - do just...
D.C. Needs Shootout to Top Los Angeles
PASADENA, Calif. - Spectacle clashed with pragmatism last night as D.C. United began its second season in Major League Soccer at the Rose Bowl. A pre-game ceremony featuring cheerleaders, fireworks, a mascot in an astronaut's suit and skydivers...
Don't Blame Dan Quayle for Bob Dole's Shortcomings
I was both surprised and disappointed to read Arianna Huffington's diatribe against former Vice President Dan Quayle ("Road away from the White House," March 19). I thought her to be a better historian than her column reveals. Mrs. Huffington...
Extra Points;roundup
Trickle, 55, wins Galaxy Foods 300 Dick Trickle became the oldest driver ever to win a NASCAR Busch Grand National race, passing defending series champion Randy LaJoie with 21 laps remaining yesterday in the Galaxy Foods 300 in Hickory, N.C. ...
Father Says Shuler Wants to Be a Saint
It's just about New Orleans or bust for Heath Shuler. The Washington Redskins' backup quarterback has told Green Bay, the other remaining club bidding for his services, that he doesn't want to play there. "Heath really liked Green Bay, but it's...
Frontcourt Stars Hold Keys to Final
CINCINNATI - The matchup between Tennessee's Chamique Holdsclaw and Old Dominion's Mery Andrade will play a major role in tonight's national women's championship game. Holdsclaw, a 6-foot-2 All-American, is a big-time scorer with the total package....
George Mason Job Goes to Larranaga
George Mason got the men's basketball coach it wanted. Now it's his turn to give the program the jump-start it expects. Jim Larranaga, who spent the last 11 years at Bowling Green, will be introduced as the replacement for Paul Westhead at a news...
Goethe's Faust Takes a Devilishly Delightful Jaunt to Africa: 3-Day Show Opens KenCen Festival Featuring Continent's Drama, Music, and Dance
Dr. Faustus' pathetic quest - under a bemused devil's eye - to add years to his disgusting life has been rehashed as often as the Constitution has been trashed at the hands of politicians. Yet Friday at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater, Johann...
Indian Fugitives Were Extradited after Legitimate U.S. Hearing
The Washington Times ran an advertisement from the so-called Khalistan Affairs Centre in its Feb. 26 issue which, among other things, makes the allegation that the extradition to India of two Sikh "activists," Daya Singh Sandhu and his wife, Kamaljit...
It's an All-Wildcats Title Game: Bibby's Timely Bull's-Eyes Shoot Down Tar Heels
INDIANAPOLIS - Arizona's Mike Bibby put on a five-minute shooting clinic last night in the NCAA tournament's semifinal game. Bibby nailed four three-pointers in a 5:19 span late in the second half, helping Arizona defeat North Carolina 66-58, ending...
It's an All-Wildcats Title Game: Minnesota Can't Keep Up with Energetic Kentucky
INDIANAPOLIS - Clem Haskins said it wouldn't happen to his basketball team. Questions were raised all week regarding Minnesota's ability to match Kentucky's conditioning and strength in the fullcourt game. Haskins said his team was in top shape...
Jeffrey Weiss: Picasso's Early Career Was Not like Other Artists'
DATELINE: A quiet moment last Monday at the National Gallery of Art, before Tuesday's mobbed press preview of "Picasso: The Early Years, 1892-1906." PERSON: Jeffrey Weiss, 38, co-curator of the Picasso show and associate curator of the department...
Miller Troops Sports Teams through the Maryland Senate
ANNAPOLIS - Oh, how Senate President Mike Miller loves his sports. The Prince George's County Democrat is an unabashed sports fan - especially of the Maryland Terrapins - and revels in the days when his chamber can honor sports figures and teams....
Monterey Coastline Offers Scenery, Sea and Animals
The Monterey Peninsula, 125 miles south of San Francisco, is a scenic stretch of coastline, pine forests and unmistakable California elan. Waves crash with a fierce splendor on these rocky shores and colonies of sea lions sunbathe on the flat tops...
O's Bring Unanswered Questions Home
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - After 44 days of frolicking in the sun, the Baltimore Orioles broke camp yesterday, taking 29 players and a set of unresolved questions north. In their time here, however, the Orioles ushered in a new era with Cal Ripken...
Passing of Clarke Caps Formative Era of D.C. Politics
****ELECTED TO THE COUNCIL IN 1975, MR. CLARKE AND MARION BARRY WERE THE CITY'S PREMIER LEADERS FOR TWO DECADES.**** Hanging on the first-floor wall of the John A. Wilson Building is a black and white photograph of the first elected D.C. Council...
Peace Process Has U.S. Policy Adrift on Persian Gulf
Protecting the flow of cheap, easily accessible Persian Gulf oil to Western consumers is one of America's top strategic priorities, but the region appears to have fallen between the cracks in U.S. diplomatic planning. No assistant secretary of...
Picasso: A Detailed Portrait of a Legendary Artist as a Young Man
We could argue that we've had enough Picasso shows, most notably curator William Rubin's definitive "Pablo Picasso: A Retrospective" at New York's Museum of Modern Art in 1980 and his "Picasso and Portraiture: Representation and Transformation" at...
Pitt Still Bedeviled by His Comments: Takes Blame for `Devil's Own' Words
NEW YORK - The press reception for "The Devil's Own," a high-stakes crime thriller that tries to reconcile topical and tragic aspirations with stellar roles for a couple of high-profile leading men, Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt, might have been subtitled...
Reed Defends Gingrich, Calls GOP a `Circular Firing Squad'
Christian Coalition Executive Director Ralph Reed yesterday said Newt Gingrich "remains a major asset to conservatives and the Republican Party" and criticized those in the GOP seeking to "shoot" the wounded House speaker. "You know, I never cease...
Restoring `Goodness' of Nation Essential, Brownback Says
The "restoration of America's civil society has replaced the fight against communism" as the country's "central need and central focus," a Republican lawmaker said yesterday. "John Adams put it this way: `Our Constitution was made only for a moral...
Role Playing a Plea for Help on Hill
Rich Long, Washington representative for the International Reading Association, and Steve Horblitt of Creative Associates Inc. role play a meeting between a Hill legislative aide and a literacy advocate lobbying for a $98 million earmark to teach...
Saving a Worthwhile Vista
Thank you for your response to our Open Letter to Governor George Allen. We really appreciate the very complete and informative answers which it contains. When we first saw our Great Grandfather's home under the proposed Orange Line on the aerial...
Scores Arrested in PG Effort against Drugs, Prostitution: Four Neighborhoods Targeted
Prince George's County police detective Jennifer Hooper and her partner were walking out of the High's convenience store on Suitland Road about 5:30 p.m. Thursday when a man beckoned her over to his car with a wave of his hand. Detective Hooper,...
Sheriff's Deputy Denied Gun While Awaiting Sentencing
An Arlington County sheriff's deputy who pleaded guilty to threatening to shoot his roommate in the District remains on duty at the county jail. Deputy Carlton Roger English, 37, has had to give up his gun at least until his Aug. 28 sentencing,...
Simon Sends Smith & Co. Packing
INDIANAPOLIS - Miles Simon keeps the letter he received from Dean Smith tacked to a bulletin board at his home in Fullerton, Calif. He's proud of that letter. He thought it was the neatest thing, hearing from the most famous coach in college basketball....
States Seek Reward for Curbing Rate of Unwed Births
All 50 states are competing for $100 million for reducing their numbers of unwed births without increasing their numbers of abortions. In 1999, each of the top five will win $20 million bonuses from the federal government. Virginia is going to...
Tabloid TV Changing from Naughty to Nice
Say goodbye to tattooed strippers, cross-dressers and teen-age prostitutes. Say hello to news-you-can-use, uplifting moments and backyard philosophy. The freak show is just about over on many tabloid TV talk shows. Falling ratings, an overcrowded...
Tampa Course Is a Bit on the Wild Side
"That might be the old nest over there," said my playing partner Don Johnson, motioning to wood pilings by the pond. "We think she's been here about three years." Mr. Johnson and I were playing the second hole of Copperhead, the signature course...
Taylor-Ed Concert: Simple Dance and Number Honoring India's Freedom
The Paul Taylor Dance Company, one of the finest companies in the world, is dancing here this week at the Kennedy Center, bringing with it two works that had their New York premieres last month, both to critical acclaim. Paul Taylor has been delighting...
Ted Williams Hits Home Runs with Reporters' Queries
Ted Williams' cranky image has been shoved along by an unpredictable temper and potshots at the press. ("The guy that was writing didn't know a bit damn thing about baseball," he growled, referring to one writer.) So naturally, by the time of Tuesday's...
The Collapsing Coffee Defense
For months now, the White House has steadfastly asserted that no fund-raising activity ever occurred at the 103 coffees that were held at the White House from January 1995 to August 1996. Indeed, the White House has been equally adamant in denying...
The Fine Art of Swaying Congress: Lobbyists Pitch Issues as Solving Problems
Second in an occasional series Barbara Fox, a former Hill staffer who is now a volunteer for the International Reading Association, had an important message for her troops before sending them to Capitol Hill to lobby: Hill staffers do not care...
The Great Life of Mr. Baseball
All I want out of life is that, when I walk down the street, folks will say, "There goes the greatest hitter who ever lived." - Ted Williams, age 20, years before being paraphrased in Bernard Malamud's "The Natural" They called him the...
The PLO Has Yet to Accept Israel as a Legitimate Nation
A photograph on page A18 in the March 25 issue of The Washington Times reveals, in a single, stunning image, the entire problem in Israeli-Palestine Liberation Organization relations today. The photo shows a mob of Palestinian Arab rioters, with...
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TOP SINGLES 1. Can't Nobody Hold Me Down - Puff Daddy featuring Mase (Bad Boy); 2. Wannabe - Spice Girls (Virgin); 3. You Were Meant For Me - Jewel (Atlantic); 4. All By Myself - Celine Dion (Sony 550); 5. In My Bed - Dru Hill (Island); 6. Every...
Tough News from Little Rock
As questions about the financing of his reelection campaign continue to dog Bill Clinton - and even threaten to interfere with his ability to conduct foreign policy vis-a-vis China - the action last week in Little Rock will only add to his burdens....
Up Tick the Rates
Last week the Federal Reserve, the nation's central bank, made good on its chairman's warning the week before, raising the federal funds rate (the interest rate banks charge each other for overnight deposits) by one-quarter percentage point to 5.5...