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 May 9, 1997

1972 Maserati Ghibli Coupe Wins `It Had to Be a Ferrari' Heart
Over the years Robert Proodian has owned several interesting cars but none as exotic as his 1972 Maserati Ghibli coupe designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro. In early 1983 Mr. Proodian, who works for the Navy Department in research, development and acquisition,...
Accused Tells of Talks with Slain Son
The man charged with killing his 11-year-old son last week told doctors he carried on hallucinatory conversations with the dead boy shortly after hitting him in the chest. Robert Charles Gordon of the 2200 block of H Street NE still talked of committing...
Acura's `NSX Jr.' Is High-Revving Fun
Driving the high-revving engine of the Integra, with 8,400 rpm loudly buzzing, introduced a personal image of performance I want in a sports coupe: championship race driving. The all-new Integra Type R is a limited-edition model that has earned...
Alomar, Palmeiro, Davis Surhoff Pass on Big Unit
BALTIMORE - The presence of the Big Unit, a k a Seattle Mariners pitcher Randy Johnson, seemed to send a collective shiver through the Baltimore Orioles' starting lineup last night. Second baseman Roberto Alomar, first baseman Rafael Palmeiro,...
Another Reason to Hate Roaches
"We have a cause," said Environmental Protection Agency head Carol Browner in defense of her proposed clean-air regulations, "air pollution. We have an effect - aggravated asthma, respiratory problems and premature death. Why wait?" Today, Sierra...
Arlington May Buy Site to Treat Drug Addicts
After battling Arlington County residents for the right to operate a home for recovering drug addicts in the Barcroft community, Vanguard Services Unlimited says it's short on cash and can't afford the $375,000 house after all. Now the county,...
ARMs, Free Advice Coverups
Q: In 1988, I bought my home on a 30-year, adjustable rate mortgage (ARM). So far, I think I've received a pretty fair bargain on the rates. I am 50, and with another 21 years to go on the mortgage, I'm concerned about still having this payment...
Art Show Exposes New Talent
Michael Moore is thinking about making art his career, a path that he never considered until an assignment he did for his art class made it onto the walls of a local gallery. Michael, 17, a senior at Spingarn High School, was one of 25 D.C. high...
As Prom Night Arrives, Sense of Loss Lingers: Langley High Tragedy a `Wake-Up Call'
When Langley High School juniors and seniors attend their prom tonight at the Reston Sheraton, they'll have plenty of poignant reminders of a significant and permanent absence. Katherine "Kate" Pehrkon, 17, a senior and four-year varsity basketball...
Australian's Glorious `Revolution'
Judy Davis was suckered into perhaps the dopiest performance of her career while playing a White House stooge for Clint Eastwood in "Absolute Power." She has, however, a terrific comeback vehicle called "Children of the Revolution," which opens today...
Becton Finds First Six Months Full of Surprises: Critics See Little School Progress
When he took over as D.C. schools chief, Julius W. Becton Jr. didn't expect to work miracles in the troubled school system in his first six months on the job. He also didn't expect to find rain dripping into classrooms at Kelly Miller Middle...
BLM Nominee Shea Seen as Peace Offering to Utah: But Lack of Land-Issue Expertise Prompts Doubts
President Clinton has selected a federal-lands chief amenable to Western lawmakers, possibly signaling a truce in what administration critics have called his "War on the West." Mr. Clinton announced his plan this week to nominate former Utah Democratic...
Building the Future into Homes of Today: High-Tech Security and Entertainment
A groundbreaking event - literally and figuratively - began recently in Dallas with the construction of "the home of the future." Centex Homes, Builder magazine, Home magazine and Texas architect Barry Berkus have joined forces on this house, which...
Can Hasek Rescue Buffalo?
The controversial saga surrounding Buffalo Sabres all-world goalie Dominik Hasek continued to unravel yesterday, and the final portion of the story may be played out tonight. Hasek's three-game suspension for mugging Buffalo News columnist Jim...
Cannons Pitcher Shows Progress in Starting Role
Congratulations abounded Sunday for Braden Looper, the third overall pick in the June 1996 major league draft and the St. Louis Cardinals' $1.65 million bonus baby. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound fireballing right-hander for the Class A Prince William...
Choosing between the Practical and the Desirable
When it comes to buying a house, people have all kinds of priorities, from comfort and beauty to practical and functional. Some people go bonkers over the "smart-house" concept, in which the house is extensively wired and computerized to do everything...
Clinton Delays Deportations until Fall: Central Americans Influence Decision
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - President Clinton said yesterday that he has delayed implementation of a key part of the new U.S. immigration law that could force tens of thousands of Central American migrants home. At a news conference after his summit...
Columbia's Home Turf
When Washington started expanding toward Baltimore and Baltimore toward Washington, each began closing in on Howard County. Howard was largely rural, with historic small towns such as Ellicott City, Elkridge and Savage that had grown up amid tobacco...
Convenience and Elegance
When the developers of Parc Somerset planned their high-rise project in Chevy Chase, they started with the concept of creating homes with the space and elegance of a mansion, combined with the security and convenience of condominium living. CHK...
Corruption in Ukraine
Coverage in The New York Times and other sectors of the Western press has finally alerted Ukrainian officials to the threat posed to their economy and society by rampant corruption. They have begun to realize that the evidence of officially-sanctioned...
Council Gains Change in Plan
The White House and the D.C. Council edged closer yesterday to an agreement on President Clinton's aid plan after a day of pushing and arm-twisting and a late-afternoon compromise. After a day of meetings, Franklin D. Raines, who heads the White...
Daschle Abortion Ban Spares `Viable' Fetuses: Proposal Stricter Than GOP Measure
Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle has crafted a ban against aborting "viable" fetuses, a proposal he intends to offer later this month as an alternative to the Republicans' partial-birth abortion ban. The South Dakota Democrat's proposal would...
Drug Certification under New Scrutiny: House Panel Questions Whether It Helps
The House International Relations Committee is leading efforts to reform or scrap the annual process of U.S. certification that Latin American nations are fighting sufficiently against drugs. Mexicans, Colombians and others south of the border...
Embassy Row
`DREAM TEAM' Hungary's NATO "dream team" wrapped up a Washington visit this week confident their country will be included in the first round of expansion by the Western alliance. "We are working on the assumption that the decision . . . will...
Fans Get to See Cal Do It by the Book
The Cal Ripken book tour rolled into Kensington yesterday, and it was like nothing they had ever seen before at the Super Crown book store in White Flint Plaza. "This is the largest signing we've ever had," one Crown executive said. And it...
Feeling the Way Ahead for the Tories
The morning of the British election, even the confident Labor leader Tony Blair didn't predict a landslide of the historic proportions he and his newly disciplined party secured. His forecast was a mild 30 to 40-seat majority in the House of Commons,...
`Fifth Element' Proves a Third-Rate Science-Fiction Mess
"I feel so stupid," a character remarks in "The Fifth Element," boldly summarizing the theme that seems to unify a scatterbrained science-fiction spectacle. More "Judge Dredd" than "Independence Day," this fiasco is being touted as a foregone blockbuster....
Geo Metro Surprises with Host of Features
Tired of making costly car payments and filling up with premium gasoline? Looking for simple, reliable, inexpensive transportation? The answer could be in these two words: Geo Metro. Let me confess that I viewed this test-drive week with a chip...
Gilmore Promises Tax Cut: Kicks off Campaign by Attacking Levy on Cars
Attorney General James S. Gilmore III, the conservative son of a supermarket meat cutter and a church secretary, kicked off his Republican campaign for governor yesterday with a bold promise to abolish the tax Virginians hate most. During appearances...
Gingrich Outlines New Agenda: Social-Change Blueprint Eyed within 4 Years
House Speaker Newt Gingrich yesterday unveiled a new Republican agenda for the close of the century, pledging by 2001 to wipe out drug use, improve education, reduce teen pregnancy and convince Americans that the nation is "a faith-based society."...
Hatch Takes Senate Lead in Push to End Affirmative Action
The effort to repeal race and sex preferences got a boost yesterday when Sen. Orrin G. Hatch joined the push to end affirmative action in government work, pledging to take the lead in the Senate. "Having Hatch would signal that the national effort...
House Bill Seeks End of Mixed-Sex Training: Measure Inspired by Army Sex Scandal
Backed by 81 House members, Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett yesterday introduced a bill that directs the armed forces to end mixed-sex recruit training. Mr. Bartlett, Maryland Republican, predicted he would be successful in attaching his amendment to...
Houston Discovers Knack of Being Knicks' Go-To Guy
MIAMI - Miami Heat coach Pat Riley was talking the other day about how Patrick Ewing has evolved from the time Riley first coached him with the New York Knicks into the sore-kneed elder statesman he has become. Riley called Ewing more intelligent....
In P.G., Something for Every Buyer: County Offers Home Bargains
Prince George's County, according to its fans, gets a bad rap. The conventional wisdom among many of those in other jurisdictions around the area is that Prince George's is crime-ridden, lacks upscale office and retail space and is not nearly as desirable...
Inside the Beltway
A LEAK A WEEK Government leakers who keep newspapermen up to speed can breathe a sigh of relief, at least for now. George J. Tenet, acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, informed the Senate Intelligence Committee that his boys...
Juvenile-Crime Act Gets Big Margin in House: Bill Seeks More Youths to Be Tried as Adults
The House yesterday overwhelmingly approved a bill to crack down on juvenile crime by allowing youths as young as 13 to be tried as adults for violent crimes and providing financial incentives for states that do the same. The House passed the Juvenile...
Kabila Bid for Power in 1965: Help from Cuba, Guevara Weren't Enough to Thwart Mobutu
Laurent Kabila, the Zairian rebel leader who has swept through the vast Central African country like lightning in the past six months, apparently was close to victory once before, only to lose out to Mobutu Sese Seko, the man he is poised to replace....
Larry Might Be a Legendary Loser
Larry Bird has not coached a day in his 40 years. He has not had to motivate pampered millionaires. He has not had to be dependent on players who dance and mug for the cameras, who can't see beyond their next contract negotiations. The NBA...
Lawmakers Seek End to Bosnia Mission: Cite Lack of U.S. Interest, Budget Drain
The United States needs to withdraw troops from Bosnia-Herzegovina soon, or face a long-term, open-ended mission like Korea, says Rep. Van Hilleary, Tennessee Republican. "There is absolutely no reason why the U.S. needs to be there. It is raping...
Metro Firms
Local companies report earnings * Versar Inc. reported that net income for its third quarter ended March 31 increased 2 percent to $216,000 (17 cents per share) from $213,000 (12 cents) for the same period last year. Revenue for the Springfield...
Mix 93, 89 Octanes Evenly to Get Desired 91
Dear Bob: I have a friend who just purchased a 1996 Buick Riviera. She didn't know it required 91-octane gasoline at the time she purchased it. We were talking about this later, because there doesn't seem to be any 91 octane to be found in our...
Modern Paint Needs Loving Care
Back when Henry Ford offered buyers of Model T Fords any color, so long as it was black, there was a reason. At the time, black lacquer was the fastest-drying paint available. Orders were pouring in for Ford's "Tin Lizzie," as it was called, and...
Modern, Secluded Oasis: Architect-Owner Built in Fine Touches
Built in 1968 by Washington architect Winthrop Faulkner, the house at 3540 Ordway St. NW abuts the Rosedale estate in Cleveland Park and features views of the spires of the Washington National Cathedral. Fully surrounded by a brick wall, the house...
Moms on Drugs May Lose Babies: Law Forces Addicts to Prove Parental Fitness
ANNAPOLIS - Drug-addicted babies may be taken away unless the mothers can prove they can be fit parents under a measure signed into law yesterday by Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening. The bill, one of 250 Mr. Glendening signed yesterday, was...
Orioles Batter Big Unit, Mariners: Hoiles Delivers Six RBI in Support of Mussina
BALTIMORE - Chris Hoiles was standing in front of his locker yesterday, trying to convince the world that the seemingly invincible Randy Johnson could be beaten. Further, Hoiles made it clear that he relished the chance to step in against the imposing...
Outdoors;gene Mueller's Weekend Fishing Report
The numbers of fish that could currently be caught if the wind took a holiday would be astonishing. Why? Every day this week when various local anglers visited a variety of waters before the wind started blowing, catches came quickly and almost without...
Parties Continue to Squabble despite Agreement on Budget: GOP Says Democrats Have `Wish List' of Additions to Make
Six days after party leaders shook hands on a budget deal, they are still warring over such major issues as who will get tax cuts and when, who will pay higher Medicare premiums, and who will continue to get welfare benefits. Partisan bickering...
Part-Time Trouble
Q: We are purchasing our first home for $145,000, a 20-year-old Cape Cod in Prince George's County, with my Veterans Affairs eligibility. The appraisal came in at $153,000. We are one week from settlement and a friend at work said that we should get...
Pastoral Charm in Great Falls
It's easy to tell when you arrive in Great Falls, Va. Suddenly, the relentless suburban sprawl of Fairfax County gives way to forests, rolling hills and horses grazing in the meadows. The road is just two lanes wide - like a narrow country lane. ...
Pentagon Rethinking Fraternization Rules: Should All Branches Have Same Policy?
The Pentagon has launched a comprehensive review of fraternization policies in each branch of service because military men and women are working closer together yet the branches have differing rules on socializing and dating. A special team of...
Peter Duncan's `Revolution'
"Never underestimate the Australians. They're not as silly as they sound." This inside joke is entrusted to one of the more deceptively authoritative characters in Peter Duncan's witty first feature, "Children of the Revolution." The film is the...
PG Schools Raise Pay Figures: 4 Secretaries' Salaries Exceed Earlier Report
New figures from the Prince George's County schools show that the top secretaries in the system earn more than $60,000 - thousands more than earlier reported and, in one case, almost $10,000 more than the highest teacher's salary. The Washington...
Post Corners
Each week The Washington Times profiles an area rental community to shed light on what it might be like to live there. ADDRESS: 5804 Post Corners Trail, Centreville RENT: One-bedroom apartment (600 to 880 square feet), $745 to $865; one-bedroom...
Professors Fight Curbs on Internet
Six college professors and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the state of Virginia yesterday over a law that prohibits state employees from using state computers to view sexually explicit material on the Internet. The professors said the...
Ranger Gets Substantial Updates
Look for a new face, but a recognizable personality, when Ford's compact Ranger pickup rolls in for the 1998 model year. "Expect a lot more appearance differentiation between the 4x4 and 4x2," said Kristy Stammer, Ranger coordinator, "and a more...
Reno Says No Dispute over Counsel
Attorney General Janet Reno yesterday said she and FBI Director Louis J. Freeh have frequently discussed the possibility of an independent counsel being sought to investigate Democratic fund raising, but are not at odds over her current decision not...
Researcher Warns of Age of Melancholy: But Says Drugs like Prozac Don't Address Causes
After 30 years of researching depression, psychiatrist Peter Whybrow has concluded that people who use anti-depressants such as Prozac for the everyday blues are, in effect, swatting a fly with a tank. Not that depression isn't serious. Only one...
RNC Returns Illegal Donation: Democrats Seek to Redirect Probe
The Republican National Committee announced yesterday that it has returned $102,400 in foreign contributions from a Hong Kong real estate and aviation company that illegally funneled the money through a U.S. subsidiary. Republican National Committee...
Roundup
With conflicts settled, Oilers ready to move After 14 hours of negotiations, Houston Oilers owner Bud Adams and Astrodome manager Drayton McLane Jr. reached a deal yesterday that likely will allow the NFL team to play in Tennessee this fall. ...
Rudderless Japanese Suffer Malaise: Positive Signs Aside, Some See No Hope
TOKYO - Japan seems strangely dispirited these days, almost a throwback to the early 1960s, before the Japanese economic surge began. Consequently, and contrary to the expectations of many Americans and the anxieties of some Asians, Japan is far...
Send Goons, Guns and Money
What do you call a place where selling land to a neighbor will get you a death sentence? Or where criticizing the legal system or comparing it with a neighboring country's system of justice will get you a stint in prison? Doesn't sound like a place...
Sex, Foul Language Dominate Prime Time: Networks Unfit for Children, Senators Say
Prime-time TV is raunchier, sexier and more obscene than ever, with Fox leading the way, two U.S. senators said yesterday. "Family hour is dead," said Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, referring to the traditionally family-friendly...
Silver Charm Tosses Rider during Workout
BALTIMORE - Kentucky Derby winner Silver Charm doesn't like the finish line at Pimlico Race Course. The colt threw his rider and ran freely down the stretch during a morning workout yesterday after shying away from the overhead wire. "When he...
Single-Site Missile Defense Leaves Alaska, Hawaii Naked
A national missile defense built at a single site as required by an international arms treaty will not totally protect Hawaii and Alaska from long-range missile attack, according to Pentagon documents. According to documents from the Pentagon's...
Taped Breakup Undoes Law Team: Recording Prompts Probe of Montgomery Prosecutor
A tape recording of a romance breaking up has destroyed a friendship and the top prosecution team in the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office. If Assistant State's Attorney Teresa Whalen does not resign by 5 p.m. today, she will be discharged...
Teamwork Rescues `Father' from a Childish Plot: No Crystal Gazing Needed to See What's Holding This Loosely Comic Tale Together
It would come as a shock if "Fathers' Day," a tritely conceived but expertly realized entertainment, failed to emerge as the incentive for a prolonged big-screen partnership of its stars, Robin Williams and Billy Crystal. Improving on a stale French...
Tea, Piroshkis - and Fund Raising
"We do not serve crumpets or scones with clotted cream," pronounced Princess Alexis (Selene) Obolensky, making the distinction between a Russian tea dance and just any old tea dance perfectly clear at the Russian ambassador's residence Sunday afternoon....
Texas Officials Fume over Welfare Waiting: Seek Answer on Privatization Effort
President Clinton, who signed a bill last year to end "welfare as we know it," is having a hard time deciding whether to allow Texas to privatize part of its welfare work force. The liberal wing of Mr. Clinton's Democratic Party, including the...
That's Politics
CORA RESPONDS Arriving in the mail Monday was a four-page missive from Raymone K. Bain, Mayor Marion Barry's press secretary, rebutting as "totally and without question inaccurate" and "an absolute lie" an item that appeared in this space last...
The Elixirs That Poisoned D.C
Here's the scene: Actress Joan Crawford has recently buried her third husband, a soft drink mogul. She's come to a meeting of the board of directors of her deceased husband's corporation. Several suited, middle-aged white men are gathered around an...
The FEC Had Good Reason to Challenge the Christian Action Network
Brent Thompson's commentary applauding a recent 4th Circuit opinion ordering the government to pay attorney fees to the Christian Action Network (CAN) warrants correction ("Spanking the FEC," May 1). First, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has...
This Sporting Life
Gazing fascinated at the latest magazine photograph of basketball star Dennis Rodman in full dress, with lipstick, mascara, tatoos, bleached hair, rings in his ears and bells on his toes, my mind drifts back to Thomas Arnold. Father of English poet...
True Volunteers Plod on as Politicians Exit
The hype and hypocrisy of politicians is not only mind-boggling, it's maddening. Less than a week ago, we watched as politicians, including past and present presidents - assisted by a stellar parade of superstars - pontificated in Philadelphia...
Two Mighty Lobbies on a Collision Course
Here's a news bulletin for the commander-in-chief, Secretary of Defense William Cohen, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 535 members of Congress, Mr. and Mrs. America, and all the ships at sea: "The law of unintended consequences still applies." (The...
US Airways Will Drop Routes to Cut Costs
US Airways Group Inc. said yesterday that it will cut unprofitable flights, ground planes, and close crew and maintenance bases in a sweeping restructuring plan to slash costs at the troubled carrier. Local travelers won't notice any difference...
Weather, Retail Rivals Hamper Hechinger
Cooler weather depressed retail sales around the nation last month as consumers who usually stock up on swimsuits and gardening supplies retreated indoors. Locally, the unseasonable weather made April a cruel month for Hechinger Co. The Landover-based...
White Pickup Focus of Spotsylvania Probe: Police Check Tips on Murder of Sisters
SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. - Investigators following thousands of tips in the abduction and murder of two Spotsylvania girls believe a mysterious white Ford pickup seen near the girls' home may have been used in an attempted abduction weeks earlier three counties...
`Who's Going to Get Fired?'
Syndicated columnist Ben Wattenberg likes to illustrate the relatively low levels of immigration to this country by comparing the United States to a 1,000-guest party that three more people join each year. Few would suggest that three more people...
Wilson's `Guitars' Plays Very Loud and Lyrically
August Wilson's "Seven Guitars," which is being acted with equal measures of poetry and fury at Baltimore's Center Stage, is largely told in flashback. It starts with the funeral of blues guitarist Floyd Barton, then backs up to tell about the events...