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 July 11, 1997

2 Democratic Donors Got Asian Money: Bank Moves, Gifts Coincided
Two top Democratic Party donors received money transfers from Asian banks just as they were making sizable contributions to the party's 1996 election coffers. Yogesh Gandhi, an Indian-American businessman based in California, received a $500,000...
$6.7 Million for One Day at the Citadel: ACLU's Lawyers in Faulkner Case Bill South Carolina at Up to $450 an Hour
The American Civil Liberties Union's $6.7 million bill for "pro bono" legal work that won Shannon Faulkner a single day at The Citadel is full of big numbers, lawyer lifestyles and even a farewell party. Just preparing the bill took 653 hours at...
'72 Mustang Sees Duty as Racer, Driver, Collectible
"Never raced, never wrecked," the well-worn sobriquet often seen advertising used cars, doesn't apply to Rex Turner's 1972 Ford Mustang Mach 1. That suits him just fine, since he has no intention of ever selling the black and yellow car that he's...
A Concrete Alternative to House Made of Wood: Cement Mixture Becomes Popular for a Few Builders
Ksenija Marni isn't just building a new house - he's constructing an 8,600-square-foot monument to modernity in Great Falls. All of the appliances, plus the lighting, heating and air conditioning systems, will be automated. The rooms will be wired...
Activist Files Bias Suit to Protest Giant Store Closings
A D.C. community activist filed a class-action complaint against Giant Food Inc. this week, claiming that the supermarket chain discriminates against blacks because of its "mass exodus of store closings" in minority neighborhoods. Victoria Wells,...
A Large National Guard Is Cheaper to Maintain Than a Standing Army
Lt. Col. Michael Meese and Capt. James Schenck argue that cutting three National Guard troops for each active Army soldier eliminated is a good idea ("Factors in the Reserve and Guard cuts," Commentary, July 6). There are three factors to be considered...
Allen May Face Brief Prison Term
Washington Redskins running back Terry Allen may face jail time after last weekend's arrest for eluding Georgia police at 133 mph and driving under the influence of alcohol. Judge Greg Adams, who will preside over Allen's case Aug. 1 in the Probate...
A Serene Spot to Live in D.C
City living appeals to many people because of the convenience of walking to restaurants with international cuisines; to bookstores, both large and small; and to boutiques you cannot find in suburban shopping malls. Another attraction is walking to...
A Taxing Headache about 1,000 Miles Away
I have never heard a home buyer complain about this, but it is a pitfall into which I fell some years ago. People shrug when I mention it, but incorrect tax figures are given in the computerized listing services for virtually all the homes on the...
Athletes Just Love Life in the Fast Lane
Next to themselves, athletes may love cars best. Big Daddy Lipscomb kinda summed it all up when he said, "I didn't mind losing my second wife as much as losing the '56 Mercury to her." I'm always amused at the players at Redskin Park who park their...
Busy Season for Auctions in Md., Va
Twenty-one residential properties in Maryland and Virginia will be auctioned off July 19, 20, 23, 24, 26 and 27. Property Auctions Inc. (PAI), a real estate auction firm in Virginia, will team with Prudential Carruthers, Coldwell Banker/Stevens, Avery...
Cambodian War Rages by Family: Takoma Park Couple Forced to Cut Planned One-Year Stay to Two Weeks
Two weeks ago, Suzanna and Peter Banwell of Takoma Park packed up and moved to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for a year. The Banwells saw it as a perfect chance to show their children what life was like in the developing world of Southeast Asia. That...
`Cat' Wanders Too Far
"When the Cat's Away," a beguiling if ultimately diffuse and short-winded French import at the Key, ought to inspire useful imitation around the world. Indeed, the pretext seems such a human-interest natural that other aspiring filmmakers seeking a...
Center's `Tartuffe' Is Good Try
Moliere's "Tartuffe" is a difficult comedy because it's so obvious: Orgon, a spiteful patriarch, gets duped by a pseudo-religious faker and follows the huckster until he and his family are entirely fleeced. For almost an hour, it looks as if the...
Check All Fluids When Fueling
Do you open the hood at each fill-up and check the vehicle's vital fluids? If not, that can lead to disastrous and expensive consequences. If you drive your car or truck enough to fill its tank once a week, you should check under its hood that...
Cherokee Country Remains Fine Place
With retro fashions at a peak these days, it's cool to look square. The Jeep Cherokee Country is definitely cool. If Jeep Cherokee were a meal, it would taste like Mom's meatloaf. If Cherokee were tennis shoes, they'd be PF Flyer hightops. In...
Chevy Gets Minivan Right (at Last) with Venture
The third time is the charm, the cliche admonishes. And after stumbling on the trucklike Astro Van and falling on its corporate face with the long-nosed, plastic-bodied Lumina APV, Chevrolet is back on its feet and standing tall with the brand-new...
Chretien's Candid Talk Draws Scorn: Opponents Say He's Hurting Canada's Relations with U.S
TORONTO - On Toronto radio station CISS yesterday, morning man Larry Fedoruk asked his listeners who it was who said, "I like to stand up to the American people." "Was it [Prime Minister] Jean Chretien or Mike Tyson?" he asked. In this case,...
Christian Fiction Makes Gains in Popularity: Stores Notice Jump in Topics, Quality
No longer dominated by historical and romance novels, Christian fiction is becoming an increasingly sophisticated and expanding segment of religious publishing. The genre seeks to increase its quality by offering richer plots beyond the traditional...
Class AAA Setup Will Have New Look
Team owners from the three Class AAA leagues - the International League, American Association and Pacific Coast League - voted Wednesday to dissolve the eight-team American Association and create two new superleagues: a 14-team International League...
Clinton Aides Try to Avoid Gloating: Hearings' First Week Didn't Hurt Much
The 1996 election came back from the dead this week in the first round of congressional hearings on campaign-finance abuses, and just as they did last year, spinmeisters tried to put the best face on events for their side. The word from relieved...
Clinton Heads to Accolades, Cohen to Work
MADRID - President Clinton and Madeleine K. Albright will be receiving cheers in Europe while the secretary of defense works on the thankless task of making military deterrence work. Fanning out from the NATO summit, Mr. Clinton is visiting Poland...
Clinton's Medicare Stance Suspect
House GOP leaders are wary that President Clinton's sudden warming to a Senate proposal to make better-off recipients pay more for Medicare coverage may be a ruse designed to leave Republicans vulnerable on the issue in next year's elections. Aides...
Clinton to Nominate Economists to Fill Long-Open Fed Posts
After months of delay, President Clinton announced yesterday that he will nominate economists Edward Gramlich and Roger Ferguson Jr. today to serve on the Federal Reserve Board. The pair will fill seats on the Board of Governors that have been...
Cuban Navy Retreats to Coastal Defenses
Cuba is scrapping the last of its blue-water warships and beefing up coastal defenses with deployments of mobile anti-ship missiles that threaten U.S. Navy ships near Guantanamo Bay, according to a Pentagon intelligence report. "The navy continues...
Defending Democracy Everywhere
"The Urals?" I thought. The man must be dotty. But that's how he defined the region of the world with which France felt an affinity: "L'Europe: de l'Atlantique aux Ourals!" The dotty man I'm talking about was of course Charles de Gaulle, whose...
Director Loses All `Contact' with His Science-Fiction Film
Carl Sagan is proving fortunate in a scientific namesake: The Martian explorer known as Pathfinder was renamed for the late astronomer and has been a resounding hit for NASA since last weekend. Mr. Sagan's influence appears far more dubious in the...
Embassy Row
LEANING TO ISRAEL? A leading Egyptian politician complained this week that the Clinton administration is favoring Israel in the Middle East peace process and that Congress is aggravating matters. Ahmed Fathy Sorour, speaker of the People's...
Foundering `Fishes'
"Dream With the Fishes," a first feature by Finn Taylor, a screenwriter and aspiring director based in Berkeley, Calif., was made on a shoestring and looks as if it could use belated handouts. Far more engaging in person than he appears to be while...
Ginsburg Ruled despite Conflicts: Justice's Husband Sells Stocks after Exposure of Ethical Lapses
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's husband sold all his stocks yesterday just hours after Insight magazine reported that his wife illegally participated in 21 cases involving companies he had invested in. Justice Ginsburg remained silent...
Hearing from Mr. Huang?
In exchange for immunity for potential criminal charges involving campaign finance, former Commerce Department official and Democratic National Committee fundraiser John Huang has offered to appear before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee to...
Hill Sets Tight Schedule on Pact to Cut Taxes, Balance Budget
The House and Senate opened balanced-budget negotiations yesterday, vowing to try to complete work on two bills cutting spending and taxes by the end of next week. Under a whirlwind schedule outlined by negotiators, any major sticking points after...
Honda Repays Isuzu's Rebadging Favors, Turns Odyssey into Oasis
It was only fair. The folks at Isuzu have been so generous when it comes to helping poor, struggling Honda when they are in inventory trouble. Whenever the call went out from Honda headquarters in Japan, Isuzu was there. If Honda needed a medium-size...
House Endorses NEA Elimination: 217-216 Vote Keeps Slim Hopes Alive to Cut off Arts Agency
House Republicans yesterday moved one step closer to eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts by sending a bill to the floor that would cut all its funding except for the $10 million necessary to dismantle it. "If you want to perpetuate...
In Praise of D.C. Managers
A straight-faced Ron Sanders from George Washington University stands on stage at the Washington Convention Center telling one of his famous tales; the punch-line of the last one I heard, several months ago, fell flat. When he begins today's yarn,...
Inside Politics
BURIED Hotline yesterday took note of The Washington Post's erratic judgment in selecting stories for Page One: "Today's coverage of the first day of testimony in the Senate campaign-finance probe? No stories on the front page. Coverage (5/6/87)...
Jaguar's Turnaround So Far Deflates Critics Saying Ford Blundered
COVENTRY, England - The cat is clawing its way back. It wasn't long ago critics were ready to write off Britain's ailing Jaguar Motor Co. Its products were dated, problem-plagued and sliding off the sales charts. Skeptics suggested Ford Motor...
Lawmakers Far Apart on Aid for D.C
House and Senate Republicans met with the White House budget office yesterday in an effort to reach agreement about how best to help revitalize the District. They didn't get very far. In a day filled with competing proposals from both sides of...
Lost in `Jerusalem'
"Jerusalem," exclusively at the American Film Institute Theater, retrieves the Bille August epic made between a grandiose fiasco - his hilariously unassimilated, unwary movie version of Isabel Allende's best seller "The House of the Spirits" - and...
Lott Questions Taking FBI Agents from Probe: Last Louisiana Election Is under Investigation
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott said yesterday he has asked Attorney General Janet Reno to explain the Justice Department's withdrawal of FBI agents from the Louisiana election probe after weeks of delay in appointing them. "I asked her to find...
M3, BMW's Real Ultimate Driving Machine
If a car ever deserved the term "wolf in a sheep's coat" it is the new BMW M3 sedan. At first glance it appears to be just another BMW 3-series model. Not that the 318 and 325 models aren't quick, agile and popular with enthusiasts, but they are...
Matt Turk's Brother to Snap for Redskins
Dan Turk was ready to sign a contract with the Chicago Bears when the kitchen phone rang. It was punter Matt Turk, who wanted his older brother to become the Washington Redskins deep snapper. "I said `Matthew, I love you, but it's a difference...
Meter Running on D.C.'S Parking Problem
What's the difference between a headless pole and a headless pol? In the District, too often nothing. Both the city's deadheaded parking meters and its deadheaded politicians can leave you empty-handed. The D.C. Council was wrong-headed when...
Military Base Pork
In a most unfortunate turn of events that will assuredly have serious national-security consequences, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted against authorizing two more rounds of necessary base closings. The Senate ignored a last-minute letter from...
Motor-Vehicle Office Gets a Tuneup: Not All Find Service Better after Makeover
D.C. officials yesterday unveiled shiny new Bureau of Motor Vehicle Services offices and promised prompt, courteous service to the city's 333,445 licensed drivers. The makeover includes better lighting, improved computers and more service windows...
New Training Urged for Reading Teachers: Baltimore Dyslexia Group Faults Learning by Today's Educators for Student Failures
If Johnny can't read, don't blame his teacher. Blame his teacher's teachers. So argues the Baltimore-based Orton Dyslexia Society in a new report, which concludes that only a major overhaul of teacher training institutions and extensive retraining...
No Fond Farewells for Ousted Joe Camel
So long, Joe Camel. With the Federal Trade Commission breathing down its neck, tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds announced yesterday it was abandoning its long-running Joe Camel advertising campaign and replacing it with a new series of print advertisements....
North's Alliance of Well-Wishers
THE SCENE: A benefit dinner for Freedom Alliance, a charitable group founded by Oliver North. The event brought together some 450 supporters of mainly conservative bent to honor - who else? - Mr. North. SPECIAL GUESTS: The occasion also celebrated...
Ousted Prince Seeks U.N., U.S. Support: Washington Halts Aid to Phnom Penh
NEW YORK - Cambodia's ousted prime minister, Prince Norodom Ranariddh, appealed to U.N. leaders for support yesterday against his rival Hun Sen, now in sole control of the country. Also yesterday, the United States halted aid to Cambodia for 30...
Outdoors;gene Mueller's Weekend Fishing Report
With Maryland and Virginia rockfish seasons closed for now, most charter and private boaters are settling into catch-and-release striper fishing or simply hunting for fat and sassy croakers, newly arriving bluefish, Norfolk spot, perhaps an odd drumfish...
Out-of-This-World Toy: Mars Rover Set Hard to Find since Landing
Trying to find the Sojourner Mars Rover toy in Washington area stores is like searching for life on another planet. But for kids, collectors and others captivated by NASA's Mars mission, the quest continues. The toy, a three-piece set that replicates...
Palisades: River View, Proximity
The Palisades community in Northwest Washington - just minutes from downtown - offers breathtaking views of the Potomac River. The neighborhood is shaped like a triangle, with MacArthur Boulevard at its base, Loughboro Road on one side and Foxhall...
`Poland Is Coming Home' with NATO Offer, Clinton Says
WARSAW - President Clinton yesterday helped bring Poland back into the Western fold by carrying the invitation to join NATO to this city where the old Soviet military alliance was created in 1955. During a festive day that capped Mr. Clinton's...
Police Seek 2 Gunmen in Starbucks Deaths: Ex-Employee's Alibi Gets a Closer Look
Metropolitan Police now believe there may have been two gunmen in the attack that left three workers dead in a Georgetown Starbucks this week, and they are taking a closer look at the alibi of an employee who was fired several months ago. Investigators...
Real Car Buffs Can ID Make without Using Sense of Sight
Blindfold any automotive expert, and give him (or her) a ride in a new car. Most will be able to tell you where the car was built even before you begin the test drive. Many can - just by sense of touch, smell or sound - tell you what brand of automobile...
Regional News;extra Credit
BUDDING SCIENTIST A 12th-grader at Thomas S. Wootton High School in Rockville beat thousands of students from around the country to represent the United States at the International Physics Olympiad in Canada. Boris Zbarsky is part of a five-member...
Regional News;that's Politics
INSPECTOR GENERAL Both the County Council and county executive agree on what's good for Montgomery County, so why can't they seem to get there? Both the council and County Executive Douglas M. Duncan agree that there should be an "inspector...
Rocket Girl Dreams of Mars
Marja Matthews spends her summer days fiddling with plastic, metal and epoxy glue, but her hopes are higher than the waist-high rocket model that may help carry her to her dream. Her thoughts are far from the windowless room inside the Naval Research...
Roundup
Gilbert, Quigley share Senior Players' lead Larry Gilbert and Dana Quigley, both career club pros before turning 50, shared a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Senior Players Championship yesterday. Gilbert and Quigley each shot...
School Board Chief Tells of His Censure
D.C. school board President Don Reeves said yesterday that he was censured last week by the school system's emergency board of trustees for leaking sensitive information to the press about the search for a new chief academic officer. Mr. Reeves...
Senate May Balk at Cost of NATO Expansion: If Europe Won't Pay, U.S. Share Uncertain
Europe's reluctance to spend heavily for adding the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary to NATO may torpedo Senate ratification of the alliance enlargement, key Capitol Hill figures said yesterday. Even those most strongly in favor of enlarging...
Senator Pushes Death for D.C. Cop Killers
Two days after a D.C. Council committee voted against instituting the death penalty for convicted cop killers, a Texas senator is moving to push a similar bill forward in Congress. Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison said she will ask the members...
Some Democrats Are Fearful Party's Defense Will Backfire: Want Leaders to `Come Clean' Instead of Attacking GOP
Democrats face serious voter backlash if they do not abandon the everybody-does-it defense they are using to blunt the impact of the Senate's investigation into its fund-raising scandals, a veteran Democratic adviser warned yesterday. "The party...
Starbucks Victim Was Caring, Self-Reliant
TOWSON, Md. - Stubbornly self-sufficient and never without a handout for the homeless, Mary Caitrin Mahoney dove into a new career at Starbucks with her trademark enthusiasm and competence. The 24-year-old Towson State University graduate entered...
StoneRidge for Quality: New Units Going Fast in McLean Hundred
Luxury home buyers, like most home purchasers, are always looking for the best quality residence they can find to buy. But it isn't always easy to know which builder offers the best product in the neighborhood you choose. Buyers looking in the...
Stylish Orioles Starters Real Reason for Success
A year ago, the appropriate mode of transportation for the group would have been a wheelbarrow, rumbling over rugged terrain and destined for the junkyard. Now, the Baltimore Orioles' top four starters ride in a limousine, purposefully and sleekly,...
Tax Cut Shell Game without Winners? Rubin's Rhetoric
On June 30, President Clinton finally released his plan for cutting taxes this year. He said he was moving in the direction of the Republican tax bills by embracing a cut in the capital gains tax. However, Treasury Secretary Bob Rubin was less than...
The Apartments at Regent's Park
Each week The Washington Times profiles an area rental community to shed light on what it might be like to live there. ADDRESS: 9333 Clocktower Place, Fairfax RENT: One-bedroom apartment (671 to 858 square feet), $895 to $1,050; one-bedroom...
The Perks of Stafford
Stafford residents say a nice thing about the county is that it is close to Washington. They say another nice thing is that it is not too close. In other words, the advantages of a big city are within commuting distance while your home is in the...
The Seller of a Home We Want to Buy Says the Basement Has Never Flooded, but the Basement Smells Musty and Moldly. Is There Any Way We Can Find out If He Is Lying?
Each week, Second Opinion asks two real-estate professionals one of your questions. Read what they have to say, right here. HOW TO MAKE SURE BASEMENT ISN'T ALL WET NAME: Ray Henderson TITLE: President, Assurance Home Inspection Inc. ...
Turner-Wilson's `Simple Wish' Short on Magic and Wishes
Mostly a whimsical disappointment, "A Simple Wish" yields one clever, cautionary line, entrusted to Ruby Dee as a wise fairy godmother named Hortense: "There's no such thing as a simple wish." The failure to demonstrate this motto with optimum comic...
ValuJet to Shed Name in Merger: Will Fly as AirTran Airlines, Hopes Image Woes Are Over
Still struggling to recover from its Florida Everglades disaster last year, ValuJet Airlines Inc. will acquire a small, Florida-based carrier and abandon the ValuJet name, company officials said yesterday. The low-fare airline, whose name was...
Warm Weather Puts People Back in Stores
Warmer weather lured consumers out of their homes and into the stores last month, giving retailers the slight boost they needed to post gains in June. Some retailers slashed their prices to entice consumers to visit the stores after an unseasonably...
Wheaton Man's Bond Raised in Tot's Death
"I need my family," James Leroy Atkinson, 25, said yesterday during a hearing in which the Wheaton man's bond was raised on charges of abusing four children, including his 18-month-old daughter, who died Wednesday. District Judge Patricia M. Goldberg...
When Can You Handle a Big Loan?
As a loan officer, the first question I hear is, "How much of a loan can I qualify for?" Most people know the old rule of thumb that your mortgage payment shouldn't be more than one-third of your monthly income. But there are a lot of other factors...
When Feelings Crowd the Facts to Oblivion
Ben Bradlee was right after all. Gentle Ben, often infuriating but never dull, once bestrode the capital as the executive editor of The Washington Post, frightening horses, thrilling women and terrifying politicians. He was nevertheless fond of...
When Srebrenica Fell
Two years ago today, the city of Srebrenica fell to the Bosnian Serbs and a massacre followed in which scores of Bosnian men, women and children were executed by their captors. Srebrenica's capture was not only a nadir of brutality during the seemingly...