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 February 9, 1998

Advice Etc.;roming the Galaxy
On shelves of computer and entertainment stores is an avalanche of CD-ROM titles. I offer a diverse look at products that may have you pulling out your wallet at your local Best Buy. Microshaft Winblows 98 by Parroty Interactive. (Hybrid. For...
A Nation of People Is Strong by Their Obedience to God
Excerpts from a sermon given yesterday by the Rev. William J. Smith at Jordan Baptist Church in Capitol Heights. Samson was a great judge of Israel and probably the strongest man who ever lived. His strength was awesome to the Philistines. ...
Banking Enters Brave New World
It's not your father's bank, and soon it may not be yours either. A slew of mega-mergers, relaxed rules by government regulators and new technologies, for better or the worse, is changing the way America banks. "Banking is a 20th Century word,"...
Bill Targets Cost of Drinkers, Drug Users Hurt on Job
Business and labor will square off in the Maryland legislature this week over efforts to deny workers' compensation benefits for accidents in which drugs or alcohol can be identified as the primary cause. Legislation doing just that flew through...
Boxed Birthdays' Take on Outside-Home Celebration Trend
Two years ago, Laurie Wrigley saw an opportunity while attending her mother's support group. "It seemed like people weren't doing home birthday parties anymore - they were all going to fun centers. I thought that there had to be a better way to...
China Won't Release Trie's Bank Records
The Chinese government, which blocked congressional investigators from traveling to Hong Kong and Beijing to probe campaign-finance abuses during the 1996 election, has refused to release records from two Chinese banks targeted in the ongoing investigation....
Chinese Official Dismisses Charges of Religious Persecution in His Nation
The official in charge of overseeing religious activity in China rejects charges of religious persecution in the socialist state, dismissing them as "groundless." Ye Xiaowen, director-general of the government's Religious Affairs Bureau, describes...
Council Mulls Issuing Bonds to Spur Retail Development
As the District considers which path to take to encourage downtown retail development, the city is looking at what has worked in other cities. Lewis Greenbaum, a Chicago municipal finance lawyer, testified at last week's D.C. Council hearing in...
D.C. Police Get Raise - with Performance String Attached
The Metropolitan Police Department last week reached a tentative contract agreement with the local union giving officers a 13 percent pay raise for officers in the next two years, the largest wage hike in the history of the department. But the...
Democrats Eye Sanchez Race as Wedge Issue for Hispanics
Challenging the election of Rep. Loretta Sanchez was the "the single-biggest mistake" the Republican Party has ever made, says Rep. Martin Frost, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. The Texas Democrat said his party will...
Driver Hits, Kills Motorist after High-Speed Chase
A Suitland man chased by Prince George's County police for a minor traffic violation late Saturday night broadsided another car, killing the driver, police said. Prince George's County police charged James Beverly Hawkins, 27, with vehicular manslaughter...
Embassy Row
NATO WEEK This could be called NATO week in Washington, as the president of Bulgaria and foreign ministers from Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic come to town to continue the debate about expanding the alliance. But Romania, which has...
Even When Quiet, It's Odd on the Streets
Man. Even on nights when nothing much happens police-wise, a lot usually does, and it gives you a funny perspective on human nature. Let me run through a recent night's worth, or as much as will fit. Starting with the guy trying to pull up the "No...
Extra Points;roundup
Ivanisevic remains unbeaten in Croatia Goran Ivanisevic, unbeaten in Croatia, won the Croatian Indoors title for the third straight year, beating Britain's Greg Rusedski 7-6 (7-3), 7-6 (7-5) in Split, Croatia. He was ecstatic in front of his...
Former Riggs President to Head Knowledge Way
The Potomac KnowledgeWay Project, the Reston-based high-technology group started three years ago to spur local economic development in the technology sector, has won numerous industry plaudits for its efforts. But after raising more than $5 million...
Ghosts of Voters Past Haunt District's Rolls
Stephen Sellows has been dead three years, but he's still eligible to vote in the District. Liberal rules and narrow oversight of the city's voter registration rolls bloated the list of those eligible to cast ballots, a review of the rolls by The...
Gilmore Calling Own Shots
Last week was enough to start the philosophical bones of George F. Allen's governorship spinning in their grave as Gov. James S. Gilmore III removed any doubt there's a new man in the executive mansion. The musical quip from the '60s rock group...
Goldberg Says She Was Leak Source
New York literary agent Lucianne Goldberg has stepped forward as the "loose lips" behind a news leak that President Clinton's attorney, David Kendall, tried to pin on independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr. The leak, which appeared in the New York...
Haitians' Immigration Status May Be Political Pandora's Box for Officials
Congress soon will return to a politically touchy question left unanswered in the 1996 immigration law - whether to allow tens of thousands of Haitian refugees to stay in the United States. The Haitians, along with Hondurans, were left out of last...
Industry Struggles to Get a Grip on '90 Fastener Quality Act
Nuts, bolts and rivets keep things together, but they have kept friends and foes of the Fastener Quality Act of 1990 far, far apart for more than seven years. The law was designed to tighten regulations on the $6 billion fastener industry and prevent...
Inside Politics
EVADING SUBPOENAS Jack Palladino, a private investigator hired by Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign to help with damage control on the candidate's purported affairs, tells the New Yorker magazine that he has been evading lawyers for Paula Jones, who...
Inside the Beltway
STALIN STARTED IT For five years, Hillary Rodham Clinton has been warning of "a vast right-wing conspiracy" against her husband and his administration. Perhaps the first lady should heed this memorandum, sent last week to the Washington news...
Inside the Ring
SILVER BULLETS The Department of Energy has an intelligence arm. Among other tasks, it analyzes other countries' research on high-technology, exotic weapons. In the last two years or so, scientific experts there have been trying to make sense...
Israel's Right to Self-Defense
On June 7, 1981, Israel announced to the world: "We under no circumstances will allow an enemy to develop against our people weapons of mass destruction." These words followed the pre-emptive strike by nine Israeli jets against an almost-completed...
John Hancocks Throw Curves at Word-Processing Programs
You've just finished writing an important letter and you're ready to send it off from your computer and modem. After all, that's what you spent the extra dollars to accomplish: electronic creation and dispatch of things you used to produce on paper....
Joint Venture Eyes Sales of CDs, Cassettes in Supermarkets
Fresh Picks Inc., a fledgling Richmond music distributor, last week jumpstarted its plans to bring compact discs into supermarkets nationwide by starting a joint venture with the parent company of Music Boulevard, a leading Internet-based retailer....
Lawmaker Seeks Portability in Nonprofit Pension Plans
It looks like a 401(k) retirement plan, sounds like a 401(k) plan, it even performs like a 401(k) plan. But the less popular retirement plan for nonprofits, the 403(b) plan, never will have the flexibility and the choices of a 401(k) plan. ...
Levin's Actions Belie Soft-Money Stance
Sen. Carl Levin, who last year denounced soft money as unethical, improper and wrong, orchestrated his own questionable soft-money operation during his 1996 re-election campaign, federal election records and other documents show. The Michigan...
Lower Taxes vs. More Social Spending
The election-year budget battle shaping up between congressional Republicans and President Clinton will be a contest between two popular political proposals: GOP tax cuts for working Americans vs. the president's expanded social programs. Republican...
Military Retirees Rate Better Insurance Deal
DEAR SGT. SHAFT: I want to bring your readers up to date on the status of our efforts to fix the current inequity that sees military retirees dumped from their military health insurance and increasingly locked out of military hospitals and clinics...
MVP Jordan Postpones Changing of the Guard
NEW YORK - It was supposed to be about the changing of the guard, this 48th All-Star Game in Gotham. It was supposed to be about Michael Jordan, disputed by few as the greatest player to ever lace up a pair of basketball shoes, being too feeble...
Nagano Revels in Its Opportunity to Preen before the World
NAGANO, Japan - With the kiss of Olympic gold, Nagano is hoping for a fairy tale-like Winter Games that would make the area around the city a bit like the frog turned prince. People in Tokyo and other big cities have long viewed the nation's Olympics...
NATO Expansion Expected to Generate `Robust' Debate
The Clinton administration this week opens a campaign to secure Senate approval for expanding the NATO alliance, one of President Clinton's top foreign policy priorities for the year. While there is strong domestic support for opening the North...
NHL Adds More to Nagano Than Merchandise Sales
NAGANO, Japan - Mark Messier was everywhere yesterday at the NHL Japan shop in Nagano. The clerk was wearing a Messier jersey. A video of Messier was showing on the television. "Messier scores! It's a hat trick for Mark Messier!," the announcer...
No Cease-Fire for War Veterans
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia - Defeated on the battlefield and shoved aside by a society that would rather forget the war they fought in, the veterans of Yugoslavia's recent wars in Bosnia and Croatia are going through much of the same mental stress as American...
No Escape from Virtual Dependency?
The United States is in an excellent economic position. Business responded to the incentives that President Reagan put into the economy, and the restructurings have restored U.S. productivity and competitiveness in world markets. Inflation is...
No Escape from Virtual Dependency?
Of all the slippery, disingenuous remarks Bill Clinton has ever made, his recent statement that "we have the smallest government in 35 years" is a whopper. Excuse me? The smallest government since 1963 when the budget was just $100 billion? What...
No Love Lost among the Bowdens When Recruiting Time Rolls Around
Let's call it a love-and-hate relationship. Undoubtedly, Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden loves his sons most of the time. And just as surely, he hates them at recruiting time because Terry is the coach at Auburn and Tommy at Tulane. Blood...
On-Line Site Stands Ready to Help Troubled Taxpayers Fill out Forms
Taxpayers can find electronic relief from federal return preparation at TurboTax On-line (http://www.turbotax.com). Returns can be easily and quickly completed with TurboTax prior to being filed either electronically or by printing out and mailing...
Pary Lines
"What a quartet it would be!" enthused inveterate arts supporter Bill McSweeny as talked turned to the possibility of a "major name" replacing artistic director Mary Day A new leading light would make an impressive addition to the already-in-place...
Pro Game Serving Youth Well
NEW YORK - They are barely out of high school, and already, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett have earned a place among the NBA's premier players. Bryant is 19 years old, Garnett 21, and they were soaking up the atmosphere as their names were announced...
Purpose of Brown Signs Hard to Fathom
Last week, Traffic Stops published Rockville resident Mike Cowan's gripe about "inadequate, misleading, uninformative, illegible" road and traffic signs in Northern Virginia. A Navy veteran who works at the Pentagon, he wrote that he seldom if...
Redefining Sexual Harassment
After dawdling over the dim sum in a cozy Chinese restaurant in downtown Washington, Mechelle Vinson, a bank teller-trainee, and her boss, Sidney Taylor, took their fortune cookies into their own hands and hurried off to a motel for dessert. That...
Richfood's Steady Growth in Earnings Wins It a `Buy'
Wall Street, for all its romance with high-flying developing companies, loves predictability. Regardless of the season, consistent earnings and few surprises will always find favor with investors. That should mean plenty of good times for Richfood...
Rising Bankruptcy Rate Unleashes Proliferation of Consumer Advice
It seems there's a great deal of interest in giving consumers advice these days on how to manage their finances and stay out of the bankruptcy courts. The American Bankruptcy Institute recently added the Consumer Center to its Web site to give...
Romme Earns His Stripes for Dutch
NAGANO, Japan - Everything that happened in the world of long distance speedskating before yesterday is now ancient history. Three world records were set in the men's 5,000 meters within about 30 minutes of one another at the Nagano Winter Olympics....
Scandal-Spawned Naughty Novelties Sell Well
It might be tawdry, but it's certainly not tasteless. Mugwump's "Scandalously Delicious" Gummi Bills candy is selling like hot cakes at the Best of D.C. store in Union Station. The GOP Shoppe in Beltsville has similarly found money in the Presidential...
Study Uncovers Much SSI Abuse in Investigating El Paso Recipients
A probe in a major Texas city by the Social Security Administration's investigative office found a large number of Mexicans crossing the border to receive U.S. welfare benefits. Mexican nationals were dropped from the Supplemental Security Income...
The Front Page: Good American Food, Served Too Fast
The Front Page Restaurant and Grill, a Dupont Circle eatery which bases its decor on historic newspapers, recently took advantage of what has been the year's biggest story. Located on New Hampshire Avenue right next door to the increasingly famous...
The U.N.Report
BOSNIA'S ASSIGNED FLAG The new national flag of Bosnia-Herzegovina was raised outside the United Nations Friday at a ceremony attended by Secretary-General Kofi Annan and other senior officials and diplomats. The new flag - a large golden triangle...
Why Does the District Conspire against Cars?
Fresh out of college and on my way to fame and fortune, I thought Washington, D.C., would be paradise. I came here with visions of the Capitol, the White House and Georgetown dancing through my mind. Like all good college graduates, my roommates...
Wildlife Appointee Concerns Hunters
Much credit must be given to the outdoors editor of the Cumberland Times-News, Mike Sawyers, who first sounded the alarm on the appointment of an animal rights activist to the Maryland Wildlife Advisory Commission, a citizens group with considerable...
Young Confederate Historian Defies Racial Stereotype
One summer night Anthony Cohen walked 42 miles - one leg of a trip that would take him to Canada. Rained on, attacked by dogs, bitten my mosquitoes and stopped by police, his legs tired, his stomach growling, he kept walking from dusk until dawn....