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 25, 1999

Al Gore's Nicotine Fit
Despite his high-minded, overheated diatribe directed against the tobacco industry at the 1996 Democratic National Convention, Vice President Al Gore has proven yet again that he is utterly incapable of shaking his own hypocritical tobacco habit. ...
Allowing Russian Troops in Yugoslavia a Mistake
In reference to NATO's agreeing to permit Russian troops into present day Yugoslavia ("NATO, Russians reach compromise on peacekeepers," World, July 6), for almost 50 years after the end of World War II, Soviet military forces occupied much of Central...
Americans Inconsistent in Their Use of Sunscreen
Doug Ulman used to attend soccer practice with no shirt and play golf with little sunscreen. After having two malignant melanomas removed in 1997, Mr. Ulman, 22, takes no chances. He still participates in sports, but with a sunscreen of SPF 45,...
Cambodia: Take Another Look at Needs
I have read - at first with interest, then with curiosity, and finally with sadness recent reports about misallocated American food aid to areas of Russia that do not need it. My interest was aroused, first, by the fact America would be generous...
Casserly Credits Snyder for Bailey Signing
There was kudos all around at Redskin Park yesterday after Champ Bailey averted a holdout by signing a five-year, $9.64 million contract the day before he was due to report to training camp. Outgoing Redskins general manager Charley Casserly didn't...
Chirac Vows to Stay `President of All the French': Expected to Run Again despite Government of `Cohabitation'
PARIS - Before the annual summer stupor paralyzed French political life, President Jacques Chirac delivered one of the most unequivocal statements of his career. He will not bow to pressure to shorten his term in office and will not resign, he...
Consumer Fears Fuel Oil Industry's Concern
The American Petroleum Institute's greatest fear over the year-2000 computer glitch is consumer fear - fear that the bug will cut off gasoline and fuel consumer panic, resulting in 1970s-like lines at gas stations. "I think that if people understand...
Court Says Medicare Patients Can Pay for Uninsured Care
A federal appeals court ruling has guaranteed that Medicare beneficiaries can contract privately with their doctors for services the doctors believe their patients need but for which Medicare might not pay. The July 16 decision by the U.S. Court...
D.C. Court Accused of Having Slush Fund
****A HOUSE PANEL SAYS MONEY FOR ATTORNEYS OF POOR CLIENTS IS MISUSED.**** D.C. Superior Court has created a slush fund by playing "shell games" with money that was earmarked for paying court-appointed attorneys of poor clients, according to a...
EcoKids Site Soars with Fun, Information
Birds are important to our environment. Just ask the thousands of ornithologists who study the more than 10,000 species in the world. Of course, calling all of those bird scientists might run up the phone bill, so a stop at a feather-filled Web site...
Fellow Travelers at the Naval Academy
Gen. Charles C. Krulak, the now retired former commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, recently spoke to the Greater Washington Chapter of the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association. During his inspirational talk, he revealed the wickedness of political...
Fight Urban Scrawl
People who walk their dogs in public areas are generally required to clean up after their animals. The animals, of course, are just marking their turf - a form of expression and communication that's normal and natural to dumb beasts. Human beings...
Flight Attendants' Complaints Fuel Questions about Air Quality
Just how bad is the air up there? It depends whom you ask. The union representing 44,000 flight attendants says it can be full of potentially harmful jet fuel and germs, while several other organizations and studies say the air is clean. "We're...
Future Marketing Should Stay in Present
Major League Baseball has unveiled a version of the future with its "Turn Ahead the Clock" promotion, a misguided partnership with realty giant Century 21. Offering a glimpse at what uniforms might look like in 2021, 22 teams will wear remodeled...
GOP Expects Benefits from Tax Vote
The $792 billion tax cut bill that House Republicans passed last week will energize the GOP's grass-roots activists and reach out to a broader voter base in the 2000 elections, according to campaign strategists and pollsters. But some GOP tax-cut...
It Will Take More Than Armstrong to Save Tour
This just in: American Lance Armstrong is still leading the Tour de France, but Roberto Benigni is coming up fast on the outside. I'd be a lot more interested in the race if half the competitors didn't have a hypodermic needle sticking out of their...
Jones Errs at GMU by Going on Grass
A very athletic-looking woman showed up on the track at George Mason University in Fairfax last weekend with her athletic-looking husband. And she decided to do her warmup on the grassy infield. Anybody who knows anything about George Mason...
Many Rockfish Can Be Had with No Trolling
MORGANTOWN, Md. - "I'll never understand why people spend so much money to troll for rockfish when a rowboat and a handful of cheap lures can produce the same results a quarter mile from a launching ramp," said Steve Riha, a licensed charter fishing...
Marijuana Divides Calif. Democrats: Governor Opposes Users' Registration
LOS ANGELES - A deep split over medical marijuana is partly to blame for an end of unity California Democrats have enjoyed since their electoral sweep last fall gave them control of the state government. Democratic State Attorney General Bill Lockyer...
Mr. Milosevic's Growing Opposition
Last month, the Serbs were heaping Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic with praise. This month, at least 30 opposition parties and 11 town councils are calling for his removal, and a petition demanding Mr. Milosevic's resignation has gathered around...
National Labor College Pitches Tent for Its First Graduates: 88 Persons Earn 4-Year Degrees by Mail, E-Mail
At first glance it looked like any other college commencement, with dark gowns, tassels and gushing parents snapping photographs. But then the speakers starting saying things like, "I say to you all, solidarity, solidarity forever," and "May God...
NEW FACES ABOUND AS TRAINING CAMP OPENS;JUST MAYBE IT IS FINALLY TIME FOR A Redskins REVIVAL
Norv Turner is still the coach. Darrell Green is back for a club-record 17th season. Charley Casserly is still the general manager - but only for another seven weeks. Vinny Cerrato is in as director of player personnel. Make no mistake: the...
Oregon Adoptees Win Suit for Access to Birth Mothers
A lawsuit over a new Oregon law to allow adult adoptees access to their original birth certificates has been decided in favor of adoptees. On Tuesday, lawyers are scheduled to return to court to argue over whether the new law should be allowed...
Park Service Assaults Constitutional Liberties
"Ice cream! Hey, there's free ice cream over here!" It was Independence Day on the Mall, in the midst of record-breaking heat, and the fireworks were still three hours away; the words turned every head on the crowd. I watched as a mob descended upon...
Rays of Concern: With Skin Cancer on Rise, People Can Take Steps for Prevention
Karen McFarlane never thought about skin cancer when she was outdoors without sunscreen or maintaining her tan in winter by using a tanning bed. Today, the 32-year-old Herndon mother of two thinks about it a lot. A year ago, Ms. McFarlane was...
Ripken Closes on Milestones as O's Win
BALTIMORE - His wrist is throbbing - much like the hands of his team's record-keepers. Still in daily pain from his bruised right wrist, Cal Ripken has jacked his Milestone Chase to a higher level. Ripken hit career home runs 397 and 398 yesterday,...
Rockville's Wood Gets Rebirth in D.C
FOXBORO, Mass. - A little bit of humility went a long way for A.J. Wood. After a season he calls the worst of his life, the D.C. United forward has surprised everyone but himself by rebounding to have the best year of his professional career....
Roundup
BOXING James Page stopped Freddie Pendleton in the 11th round to retain his WBA welterweight championship in Las Vegas. Page, who was rocked in the ninth round by some solid rights from Pendleton, came back and battered the challenger, whose swollen...
Shrewd Hassan Had Uncertain Start: King Made Moves for Mideast Peace
GENEVA - He liked fast cars and beautiful women, and the first years of his reign over Morocco were marked by uncertainty, contradictions and repression. It was not until the 1980s that King Hassan II of Morocco, heir to the proud Alaouite dynasty...
Tales of Two Cities Diverge on Robert E. Lee: Protests Hit Richmond, Not Virginia Beach
A simple picture or plaque of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is displayed on a wall in two cities 90 minutes apart, but reactions to the memorials are a world apart. Virginia Beach officials opened the Virginia Legends Walk last week, including...
The Mayor of Edmonston Answers Residency Question
Your July 16 Metropolitan Times article "Much ado about mayor" should have been titled "Much ado about sour grapes." The two men quoted in the column, Paul Koch and Herbert Wolfrey, both lost in local elections in May by overwhelming percentages....
Top 10
TOP ALBUMS 1. Millennium - Backstreet Boys. Jive. (Platinum); 2. Significant Other - Limp Bizkit. Flip.; 3. Ricky Martin - Ricky Martin. C2. (Platinum); 4. ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears. Jive. (Platinum); 5. Can't Stay Away - Too Short....
Utilities Brace for Bug's Pesky Bite: Officials Duck Pledge of No Break in Service
This is the second report in an occasional series on how the year-2000 computer problem could disrupt everyday life. North America's worst power outage occurred in January 1998 when 5.2 million people lost power for up to a month. That disruption...
When the Writers Came Back to Rome
That war service can have its positive outcomes and happy serendipities, as well as tragedy and loss, is well known. The young Bernard Knox, an Englishman serving with American forces in the World War II Italian campaign, was taking shelter in a bombed-out...
Wizards Trying out New Giant to Fill Big Hole in Middle
No, that isn't Gheorghe Muresan running up and down the practice court at MCI Center. But seeing 7-foot-6 Andy Van Volkenberg running a three-man weave conjures up memories of the one-time Washington Wizards center. As the Wizards conduct a three-day...
Yugoslavia Is Not a Satire . . . or Playdough
With great interest, I read the article "Balkan atrocities" (July 7), about Yugo-slavia, with special emphasis on Vojvodina people, the people I am so very familiar with. Even greater was my disappointment in the journalistic judgement of truthfulness,...