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 19, 1997

Activists Prompted Probes in California: No Applicants Had Gripes, Cantu Says
A federal investigation of admissions practices at University of California graduate schools was launched without a single applicant charging that he or she was discriminated against, the Department of Education's top civil rights official acknowledged...
Air Force Stress Level `Too High' for Pilots: Drinking, Divorce Up, Morale Down
The stress level of Air Force pilots is "too high," leading to problem drinking, broken marriages and low morale, according to a confidential Rand Corp. report on readiness. The report, which comes as the service is losing many top combat pilots,...
An Explosive Recharge: Nuclear Power Plants May Get New Life in Bomb Production
Electric power companies could soon be in the nuclear-weapons business, thanks to a federal proposal to privatize production of a gas used in warheads. The Energy Department has asked utilities to consider using their nuclear reactors to produce...
A Simple Smell Test for What's Fit to Print
We need a new aphorism about the First Amendment, and I've got one: "The First Amendment guarantees the right of an American to say foolish, dumb or even mean things, but does not require it." A lot of people, including some who ought to know...
At the Factory, Save Room for Cheescake
There are a few major ironies in life. When you have money, you have no time to enjoy it, and when you have wisdom, you have already made all of life's mistakes. Here's another: When you go to The Cheesecake Factory, you never have room for cheesecake....
Barry Calls on Blacks Nationwide to Aid Fight
Mayor Marion Barry yesterday asked black government workers across the country to lobby their representatives in Congress to restore the powers they took from him. National pressure could persuade the lawmakers to return home-rule authority to...
Brutality Arrests in NYPD Rise to 4: Federal Lawyers Widen City Probe
Two more New York police officers were arrested yesterday in the suspected brutal assault of a Haitian immigrant in an investigation that widened to include lawyers from the Justice Department's civil-rights division. The arrests brought to four...
Bush Downplays Presidential Pretensions: Sees More to Do for Texans First
AUSTIN, Texas - George W. Bush Jr. is on virtually everyone's short list when the discussion turns to the Republicans' presidential nominee in 2000. In an interview with The Washington Times, Mr. Bush admitted he was "greatly honored" but said...
Caps, Oates Reach Verbal Agreement on New Contract
The Washington Capitals and center Adam Oates apparently reached a tentative agreement on a contract yesterday, but the Caps aren't ready to call it a done deal. While there reportedly is a verbal agreement from Oates' agent, Brian R. Cook, Washington...
Column Offers Readers a Chance to Give Advice, Share Successes
Each week, "In the Know" will answer your questions about parenting, health, education and marriage. But instead of asking pundits and professors, we're going to ask your neighbors to share their experiences and anecdotes. Send your success stories...
Couples and Janzen Added to Ryder Team
MAMARONECK, N.Y. - Ryder Cup captain Tom Kite ended weeks of speculation yesterday by choosing Fred Couples and Lee Janzen to round out the U.S. squad for next month's (Sept. 26-28) competition at Valderrama Golf Club in Sotogrande, Spain. In...
Crying Wolf on World Scene?
What is the real force behind the New World Order under American hegemony? And how can Americans obsess about problem after problem abroad, every horror of the week, often at the expense of more immediate concerns, without eventually shutting down...
D.C. Parents Plan Ways to Make Tax Changes Pay: College, Clothes Easier to Handle
First of three articles that will illustrate how the balanced budget and tax cuts will help Americans balance the family checkbook. Holly and Steve Dougherty will get $3,000 a year to save toward college for their children. Deborah Wilson can...
Delay in School Opening Could Have Been Avoided
The three-week delay in school openings has shaken me as it has countless other D.C. school parents. We had accepted that our new chief executive and trustees have been given the authority to operate independent of parent involvement. However, none...
Diaz Arce, Gori Charged in Sex Assault
D.C. United star Raul Diaz Arce, one of the top players in Major League Soccer, and United defender Mario Gori were arrested Sunday on sexual misconduct charges in Columbus, Ohio. Gori was charged with rape, and Diaz Arce was charged with complicity...
DOWN THE TUBE: TV Ensnares Children and Paints Bad Picture
Their teacher uses foul language, is racist and sexist, promises that toys and sugarcoated treats will make them happy and shows them how to use violence to get what they want. Alarmed that such a dubious role model is influencing your children?...
Driving Scofflaws Must Be Taken off Road
With sadness we shake our heads that yet another young life was needlessly lost due to the inadequate actions of irresponsible adults. Who will rise to protect our children, if not our contemporaries, from the lawless and the reckless? It's not...
Education Picks Team to Develop Tests: Consortium Gets $13 Million Start
Despite GOP attempts to stall President Clinton's drive for national tests, the Education Department yesterday awarded a $13 million first-year contract to a consortium of major testing firms to develop voluntary fourth-grade reading and eighth-grade...
Extra Points;roundup
Sampras, Chang to play for U.S. in Davis Cup The United States will field the top two players in the world in the Davis Cup semifinals against Australia next month after Pete Sampras and Michael Chang were named to the team yesterday. U.S....
Ex-U.S. Attorney Expected to Get Burton-Panel Job: Republican Was Fired by Clinton
A Republican who lost his job as U.S. attorney in Maryland when Bill Clinton became president is expected today to be named chief counsel of the House committee investigating the White House and the Democratic Party's fund raising. Richard D....
Faith in AIDS Drugs Spurs Rise in Unsafe-Sex Practices
Doctors and leaders of AIDS information groups are disturbed by indications that some homosexuals are slipping back into unsafe sexual practices because of new drug therapies they believe will protect them from AIDS. "This is a phenomenon many...
`Figaro,' Wolf Trap Are Perfect Marriage
Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" embodied the spirit of the French Revolution when it premiered in 1786, portraying the comic triumph of skilled and quick-witted middle-class servants over their pompous and decadent royal masters. For the many...
Fun of Homemade Games Starts before First Move
This will be an occasional series covering several aspects of making family games at home. The first installments will deal with basic games for younger children. Further installments will describe more complex games for older children. Later the...
Getting into the Swing with a `Stick and Ball'
I admit I'm one of those smart alecks who look at abstract paintings and say, "I could do that." But that thought didn't even enter my mind while I watched polo players race up and down a field on horseback. Still, when Robert Shoemaker, vice...
Geyer Doesn't Correspond to Idea of Typical Journalist
Any woman whose nickname is Gee Gee probably could be offered jobs in any number of professions, but foreign correspondent most likely isn't the first one that would come to mind. Georgie Anne "Gee Gee" Geyer's life has defied the odds in many...
Ghandi's Irrelevance
Disillusionment with Mahatma Gandhi is sweeping India, a development which would astonish Gandhi devotees in America if they knew about it - which they don't as they generally know precious little about India. Gandhi is nominally the "father" of modern...
GOP Leaders Struggle over September Strategy: Confrontation with Clinton Might Excite Voters
Republicans, getting mixed signals from voters, face some hard questions as Congress prepares to return to Washington in three weeks. "Are we going to start focusing on our electoral base, some of whom think we sold them out on last month's budget...
Harnesses Studied in Fatal Fall
Two welders crushed by tumbling steel beneath a bridge in Rock Creek Park on Sunday were tethered to the beams by body harnesses, as required by law. Federal investigators are studying whether the harnesses worn by the workers kept them from jumping...
Inside Politics
REED'S CANDIDATE Ralph Reed, the former executive director of the Christian Coalition, will act as a consultant to Anaheim City Council member Bob Zemel in his bid to unseat Rep. Loretta Sanchez, California Democrat. In 1996, Mrs. Sanchez...
In the Steps of Stonewall: First Women at VMI Join Brother `Rats'
LEXINGTON, Va. - Beth Anne Hogan of Junction City, Ore., her blond hair pulled back in a ponytail, signed her name in a massive leather matriculation book at 9:41 yesterday morning and became the first female cadet in the 158-year history of Virginia...
Island Is Haven for Clinton, but Spokesman Heads South
VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. - Where's Mike? That's the question the local reporters covering President Clinton's third vacation here in five years are asking of the White House press office. But Press Secretary Michael McCurry is nowhere to be found,...
Job Lack Fuels French Guiana Unrest: Space Center Employs Few Local Citizens
CAYENNE, French Guiana - The scene is all too familiar: a Caribbean territory whose people enjoy palm-fringed beaches, a relatively prosperous standard of living and unrestricted travel to and from the mainland. Yet it's a place where political...
Kamieniecki to Go on Three Days' Rest
BALTIMORE - Two months ago, pitching coach Ray Miller admits, the idea never would have crossed his mind. Having Scott Kamieniecki pitching on three days' rest - especially after throwing a season-high 115 pitches in his previous outing - was not...
Kansi Kin: A Fairfax Trial Won't Be Fair
Mir Aimal Kansi's oldest brother says he doesn't expect his brother to get a fair trial in Fairfax County and is considering hiring a lawyer to replace the four-person defense team. "I don't expect any justice in this case," said Hamidullah Kansi,...
Loudoun Board, Residents Battle: Lawsuit Leads to Taxpayer Alliance
LEESBURG, Va. - It was bad enough when supervisors broke their campaign promise and raised property taxes, but for 11 angry residents of Loudoun County the last straw may have come when supervisors sued their constituents for the power to take them...
Loving Games We Play as Children and Parents
I guess I always knew that my parents loved me. But it wasn't until I was a parent myself that I knew how much. I remember the thrill and drama of "getting away" with something as a child. When I was asked who took that last piece of cake, it...
Lutherans Again Reject Ties with Episcopalians: OK Bond with Reformed Denominations
PHILADELPHIA - The nation's largest Lutheran body yesterday rejected a decades-long effort to bolster ties with the Episcopal Church, but Lutherans meeting here did approve full cooperation with three denominations in the Reformed tradition. The...
Marks of Polo on Park Grounds: Chukkers, Tacks, Lots of Divot Stomping
One cannot stomp a divot without a glass of something in the hand, says Cameron Hudson, the young man having just pushed back some earth with the toes of his tennis shoes. At most polo matches, however, the glass would be a crystal flute, and the...
Marvelous Detours onto Sesame Street
Today our children are learning based on principles set down more than 27 years ago by the Children's Television Workshop (CTW) and its "Sesame Street" TV program. CTW now has put its familiar characters and fun-learning style onto a Web site that...
Necessity or Annoyance? PG, Montgomery Officials Frown, but Pawnshops Meet Many Needs
A woman lugs an air conditioner through the pawnshop's front door, hoping to get as much as she can for it. Offered $35, she sighs and takes the cash. Soon a man comes into East Coast Pawn in Temple Hills to pick up his videocassette recorder....
New York Giants Gain Cash from Private Offering
The National Football League's New York Giants have floated $25 million in private notes to ease cash-flow problems, adding to the list of professional sports teams turning to the private market for financing. First Union Corp. assembled the 10-year...
No Surprises in 12 Redskins Released
It wasn't easy for the men who trudged up the stairs from the locker room after yesterday's practice only to find their names on the cut list, but the first part of the process of getting down to 60 players by 4 p.m. today was pretty painless for the...
Nottage, Johnson Don't Think Redskins' Bubble Will Burst
Defensive end Dexter Nottage and offensive tackle Andre Johnson survived the first round of cuts yesterday, and neither is worried about the next cutdown despite being the most high-profile Washington Redskins on the bubble. After releasing 12...
Now, 3 Must Sign off on Reinstated Licenses
In the wake of a fatal accident that involved a truck driver whose license had been revoked, the District's Department of Public Works now will require the signatures of three employees - not just one - before issuing a restricted license. On July...
Olazabal Is Key for Europeans
MAMARONECK, N.Y. - With just two tournaments left before captain Seve Ballesteros adds his two at-large selections to the European Ryder Cup roster, Spain's Miguel Angel Martin is making life a little easier on his countryman. Martin, currently...
Orioles Find Error in Angels' Ways: Erstad's Flub in 9th Allows Winning Run
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles nipped and bit at their old nemesis for nearly nine innings last night and needed an unearned run to win their second consecutive sudden-death victory. With pitcher Dennis Springer finally knocked out of the game,...
Parents Are Able to Set Limits on TV Viewing
Short of unplugging the set and storing it in the closet - a solution some families have chosen - the first step in seizing control of the television is figuring out how much control it has over you and your children. Dan Hardebeck, a high school...
Preseason Distorts View of NFL Teams
The NFL preseason is one big misdirection play. Things are almost never as they seem. The Redskins are having trouble running the ball, you say? Hey, the Redskins always have trouble running the ball in August. Over the years it became Jim Hanifan's...
Pro-Lifers Ask for Use of Abortion-Clinic Law: Seek Prosecution for Woman's Attacker
Supporters of the pro-life movement say a law designed to keep them away from abortion clinics should be used to prosecute a man who beat up his girlfriend outside a Southeast clinic when she refused to go inside for an abortion. The Rev. Patrick...
Rating System to Help Parents Pick Programs
Having a hard time sorting through the trash on television? An improved ratings system will be implemented in October to help you separate the keepers from the programs that are off limits to your children. The broadcasting industry's first version...
Satellite Widens Access to TV for Homes in South America: Project Includes Murdoch, Mexican, Brazilian Groups
KOUROU, French Guiana - A four-way venture involving Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and two of Latin America's biggest media conglomerates hopes to bring direct-to-home satellite broadcasting to millions of TV viewers south of the Rio Grande. In...
School Parents Face Unknown in New Principals
The shuffling of nearly two dozen principals at D.C. public schools left parents and administrators guardedly optimistic but full of questions about the future of the embattled system. D.C. schools chief Julius W. Becton Jr. announced changes...
Speaker Rules out Run against Glendening
Ending a year of speculation, Maryland House Speaker Casper R. Taylor Jr. yesterday ruled out a challenge to fellow Democrat Parris N. Glendening in next year's governor's race. Mr. Taylor, Allegany County Democrat, is well regarded among political...
Tentative Accord for UPS, Teamsters: Nonstop Talks Produce Results
The Teamsters and United Parcel Service last night reached a tentative contract agreement to end a 15-day strike that cost the company more than $650 million. Company spokesman Gina Ellrich said that, at the request of Labor Secretary Alexis Herman,...
The New Moderate Iranian Cabinet?
After the recent election of Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, the foreign policy "establishment" here and abroad proclaimed a new era for relations between Iran and the rest of the world. Mr. Khatami was supposed to represent the dawning of a new...
The Tobacco Deal and Its Discontents
Come the Fall, Congress will take up the tobacco liability settlement crafted by the plaintiff's bar and the cigarette industry. The tobacco companies are reliable contributors to the Republican Party; they want the deal to go through. Therefore...
Three Haft Family Members Take Dart Buyout; Founder Holds Out
Three Haft family members have agreed to a $52.4 million settlement with Dart Group Corp. in what appears to be the endgame of a bitter four-year battle for control of the retail holding company. Dart severed its ties with Gloria Haft and two...
To Have and to Hold
Help may be on the way for the beleaguered institution of marriage in America. As of last week, engaged couples in Louisiana have the option of undertaking marriages based on wedding vows that can't be undone by the stroke of a pen. Couples choosing...
Too Many Dumb Ideas and Too Little Learning
So you've heard the news by now, right? That 72 percent of eighth-graders in the District's public schools can't handle basic math problems. Isn't that disgraceful? Whatever those children - usually 12, 13 or 14 years old - were doing in school...
U.S. Lauds Israel's Release of Funds to Palestinians
The State Department yesterday welcomed Israel's decision to release one-third of the tax revenues it has withheld from the Palestinians, saying the move reflected new intelligence-sharing mechanisms established last week. "The Israeli decision...
Utilities Support Making a Change
Marylanders may someday be able to choose their electric company. The idea of deregulating the state's electricity business drew support from unlikely sources at a state hearing in Baltimore yesterday: the two utilities that hold a monopoly over...
Why Don't the Unions Go after the Abusive Companies?
The United Parcel Service pays its drivers more than any of its competitors. Many full-time workers earn $50,000 per year, plus $20,000 in benefits, and part-time employees with five years' experience earn, on average, more than $13 an hour, with extensive...