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 20, 1997

AMA Backs Bill to Ban Partial-Birth Abortion: Procedure `Not Medically Indicated,' Group Says
The American Medical Association yesterday endorsed a measure to ban partial-birth abortion, heartening senators hoping to prohibit the procedure with a veto-proof majority in today's vote. In an endorsing letter, the AMA said its general policy...
Annual Budget War Erupts: Montgomery Officials Trade Gibes
Springtime isn't pleasant in Rockville, and it's got nothing to do with the weather. The annual May warfare over Montgomery County's $2 billion budget escalated this spring with particular vigor. County Council members accused County Executive...
At the Side of a Russian Writer: Memoir Tells of Life with Isaac Babel
At 87, Antonina Pirozhkova is a commanding figure with a friendly, open face whose angular planes reflect a family legacy in the Siberian hinterland. She a survivor not only of that far-flung region's formidably hostile climate, but of the psychological...
Blair Aide Calls Europe-Oriented Britain Better U.S. Ally
New British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook yesterday assured U.S. officials that Britain would be a better U.S. ally if it were a bigger player in Europe. "A Britain that is a leading player in Europe will be a more useful and a more valued ally...
Buying Beer without ID Easy in D.C
Underage drinkers don't need fake identification cards to purchase beer in the District because many merchants don't even ask for them, according to a recent survey. Four legal, but young-looking, adults tried 40 times to buy beer or malt liquor...
Clinton Renews MFN for China: Decision Could Face Battle on Hill
President Clinton announced yesterday that he will renew China's most-favored-nation (MFN) trading status for another year, without linking it to improvement in Beijing's human rights record or setting other terms. The president's announcement,...
Coach Is Charged with Sex Offenses
A 28-year-old coach and instructional assistant at a Montgomery County high School is charged with 11 counts of sexually abusing four girls at the school. Montgomery County police yesterday arrested Andre Kelley, of the 20200 block of Halethorpe...
Cohen Wants to Close Bases: Lawmakers Give Plan Cool Reception
Defense Secretary William S. Cohen yesterday asked Congress for two new rounds of base closings, but lawmakers seemed unwilling to give another independent commission the power to kill jobs in their districts. The request was the only tremor in...
Cut the Weeds, Mr. Barry
The District's 1996-97 snow removal plan went forth without a hitch, after season upon season of unnavigable streets, a short supply of plows and poor planning. Then again, it didn't snow. Alas, the deficiencies of our local government were not further...
D.C. Police Plans Leave out the Community
For years D.C. residents have been chastised, browbeaten and implored to get involved and help the Metropolitan Police reduce crime. Community policing has become the buzzword of the decade. Crime-ridden cities are returning to community-based...
Devoted to the Deed
"He told me ... that he was wanting to blow up a building to cause a general uprising in America hopefully that would knock some people off the fence into (sic) - and urge them into taking action against the federal government." So testified Michael...
Embassy Row
ANOTHER YEAR OF CYPRUS After so many diplomatic false starts, could 1997 be the much heralded "Year of Cyprus"? That long-promised age of reason that President Clinton has proclaimed frequently during his administration appears on the horizon...
Farmers Reflect France's Rage at EU Efforts
PARIS - French farmers went on a rampage this week, destroying thousands of tons of imported fruits and vegetables in a nationalistic fervor that threatens to influence the upcoming legislative elections. From Brittany to Marseille, the farmers...
For Hillary's Sakes! Who Took the Drapes?
It's not easy being a Republican governor in Bill Clinton's Arkansas. It's not the real folks who give him trouble, but the strays and mongrels among all those yapping yellow dogs. The big scandal in Little Rock is not Whitewater, or the quality...
`Founding Act' or `Final Act' for NATO?
Albert Wohlstetter must be spinning in his grave. The Clinton administration's gross mismanagement of the NATO enlargement issue, and its ominous implications for the nation's most important alliance, would infuriate Mr. Wohlstetter - the world-renowned...
Glendening Veto Gives Life to New Emissions Program
ANNAPOLIS - Despite vocal popular opposition, Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening yesterday bowed to federal pressure and cleared the way for an intensive new vehicle emissions inspection program. Mr. Glendening, a Democrat, vetoed a General Assembly...
High Court Rules out States' Targeted Charity Tax Breaks
The Supreme Court decided by the narrowest of margins yesterday that states may not condition property-tax breaks on whether a charity serves the state's residents. And in preparation for next term, the court agreed to decide if it is unconstitutional...
Indicting Mrs. Clinton in the Media
ABC News' revelation last week that deputy independent counsel John Bates told the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals that Hillary Clinton "could be indicted" was justifiably received as a bombshell. But it was something more as well - a serious and troubling...
Indicting Mrs. Clinton in the Media ... and about Those Notes
You can fight for principle, fight for the sake of fighting or fight for time - and sometimes for all three. Hence the Clintons' efforts to keep notes taken by White House lawyers on conversations with Hillary Rodham Clinton out of the hands of Whitewater...
Inside Politics
UNEXPECTED VISIT Jack Kemp and his wife, Joanne, were vacationing in Hawaii over the weekend when they were tipped off that the state GOP was holding its convention. Patricia Harrison, co-chairman of the Republican National Committee, and GOP...
Inside the Beltway
POST PARANOIA Certain employees at The Washington Post are concerned that the walls surrounding them are equipped with ears. According to meeting notes of Local 14201 of the Communications Workers of America, "during a caucus on Friday [May...
Insurance Company, Bank Will Team Up
First Union Corp. expanded its financial reach yesterday by partnering with the Hartford insurance company to provide property and casualty coverage for businesses with less than $5 million in annual sales. The partnership between the nation's...
Interference in the Parks: Cellular Companies Fight for Antenna Sites
Bell Atlantic Nynex Mobile has proposed placing a cellular receiver inside a maintenance yard, on top of a tennis-court light and even in the woods disguised as a pine tree in attempts to locate a cellular tower somewhere along the George Washington...
It's Tiger's Tour; Will We Get Tired of the Top Cat?
It's nice to know Tiger Woods considers some things beyond his grasp - such as Byron Nelson's record of 11 straight PGA Tour victories. No one has so much as tickled Nelson's mark in 52 years, and Tiger, it seems, puts it on the same pedestal as Joe...
Jazz Pull Away from Rockets to Win Game 1
SALT LAKE CITY - With one of the NBA's deepest benches playing at the top of its game, and the usual John Stockton-Karl Malone combination doing what it normally does, the Utah Jazz took another step toward the NBA Finals with a 101-86 win over the...
Judge Rejects McDougal's Bid to Be Free until Appeal: Whitewater Figure to Begin Serving 3-Year Sentence June 16
Convicted felon James B. McDougal's request to remain free pending an appeal of his 1996 conviction in the first Whitewater trial was rejected yesterday by a federal judge. He ordered McDougal to report to prison June 16 to begin serving a three-year...
Lawmakers from Area Seek to Reopen Pennsylvania Ave. Norton Wants 2 Lanes for Tour Buses, Handicap Vehicles
Local House and Senate lawmakers this week will press President Clinton to reopen at least two lanes of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of his house for tour buses and handicap vehicles. The demand comes on the two-year anniversary of the closure...
Nations Get Tougher on Offering Asylum
Refugees in flight from repressive regimes or chaotic conditions are learning that host or asylum countries are harder to find, Roger Winter, the director of the U.S. Committee for Refugees (USCR), said yesterday. "Asylum is eroding in more countries...
New Beats Take Heat: Activists Angry about Police Boundaries
Police Chief Larry D. Soulsby's plan to put hundreds more officers on D.C. streets was assailed yesterday by a group of residents angry over proposed changes in the boundaries of the seven police districts. The changes are part of a sweeping plan...
Northwest's Triple Traffic Whammy: City Defends Doing Roadwork at One Time
Work on three road projects in upper Northwest is putting the squeeze on commuters, tying up traffic all day and infuriating neighborhood residents, who want to know why the D.C. Department of Public Works scheduled construction to take place at the...
O's, Mariners Made Their Playoff Pitch
The "P" word came up on several occasions in Seattle this weekend, notable more for its timing than its use in conjunction with the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners. Although the Orioles' three-game sweep in the Kingdome continued a four-game...
Permanent Crime Team Is Formed
The success of a two-month pilot program led authorities yesterday to form a permanent team of FBI agents, Maryland state and Prince George's County police to focus on violent, gun-toting, border-hopping criminals. The permanent team members -...
Peter Connole, 62, Dental Surgeon
Dr. Peter Connole, 62, of Chevy Chase died May 6 at Washington Hospital Center after a long illness. He had maintained a private dental practice in Rockville and Washington the past two years. He was chairman and director of resident training...
Pollin Discusses GM Post with Ex-Caps Coach Green
Former Washington Capitals coach Gary Green met with team owner Abe Pollin yesterday about the vacant general manager's position. Green confirmed last night that the meeting took place but offered no details. Pollin could not be reached for comment....
Residents Swamp Police with Tips on Abduction Try
Alerted by the May 1 abduction murders of two Virginia sisters, Fairfax County residents have bombarded county police with tips about a man who tried to abduct two children at a Burke shopping center last week, police said. Investigators do not...
Roundup
Former Va. Tech player convicted of assault Former Virginia Tech defensive end Cornell Brown was convicted in Christiansburg, Va., yesterday of misdemeanor assault and battery involving a brawl last summer in which a school track athlete was injured....
School Powerless to Aid Boy: Officials Couldn't Get Data on Abused
Alan Lee Holmes withdrew his 5-year-old son Richard from Lake Seneca Elementary School on Jan. 10, telling officials at the Germantown school that the family was moving to Alabama. The action effectively removed the boy from contact with the last...
Senate Committee Approves Budget: But Members of Both Parties Criticize Spending
The Senate Budget Committee yesterday voted 17-4 for the $204 billion budget agreement, even as several committee members voiced concern that the plan does not go far enough to curb spending. "We and the American people have won," said Sen. Frank...
Shrinking Deficit Helps Lower Balanced-Budget Issue's Profile
The balanced-budget plan may dominate this year's agenda in Congress, but as a cutting political issue, it may be losing a little steam. That Congress is dealing with the issue under the guidelines of a bipartisan compromise worked out between...
Stricker Hopes to Repeat at the Kemper Open
Location and scheduling have tied the 1997 Kemper Open and U.S. Open together, so it's only fitting that the defending champions - Steve Stricker and Steve Jones, respectively - return to face similar scenarios. Stricker trumpeted his arrival on...
Student Portfolio Managers Beat Market - and the Pros: Virginia Tech Gives Hands-On Training
Virginia Tech paid about $1.7 million last year to professional finance managers with decades of experience to invest its $246 million endowment. But one of its best stock pickers - one that has consistently beaten the market - doesn't have any...
Taxpayer Money Is Necessary to Protect U.S. Farmland
Julian Simon's May 14 commentary, "Digging deeper into the soil erosion scam," left me bewildered and disappointed - bewildered because he is raising issues that long ago were resolved in the minds of those who regularly work on these issues and disappointed...
Tennis;corel Champions
Tim Wilkison spent the first set of his first Nuveen Tour final on the ropes last night in the Corel Champions tournament. But he quickly lived up to his nickname, "Dirt," by hitting a spate of acrobatic shots and upsetting third-seeded Johan Kriek...
U.S. May Water Down Law Protecting Dolphins: Mexico Uses Trade Threat as Leverage
"Dolphin safe" labels on tuna cans could take on new meaning as the result of a trade rule that gives Mexico and other countries leverage to force the United States into revising a popular animal protection law. "This is international blackmail...
Ward Just: `Washington Novelist' Who Isn't
THE SCENE: A snug, sunny booth in the Jefferson Hotel's dining room, where the Muzak is off and no one minds if hard-driving writer types prefer to smoke. PERSONALITY: Ward Just, 62, who has earned a cult following as a "Washington novelist" despite...
What about the Poor Folks Who Can't Afford Expensive Legal Services?
John Carlisle of the National Legal and Policy Center argues for the destruction of the Legal Services Corp. (LSC) ("Paying for justice," Commentary, May 15). He promotes the funding of local legal aid programs through state sources rather than federal...
Where from Here on the Budget?
Those who think the budget deal somehow represents a congressional Republican surrender on issues of principle should take note of the substitute budget resolution being offered today by members of a House GOP group calling itself the "Conservative...
Zaire's Heart of Darkness
"And the tranquil waterway leading to the uttermost ends of the earth flowed somber under an overcast sky - seeming to lead into the heart of an immense darkness." So wrote Joseph Conrad in 1902: the concluding sentence of his classic "Heart of...