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 23, 1997

$50 Million Catholic Center to Be Built at National Shrine: Namesake Facility Will Focus on Pope
After nearly 10 years of planning, a Detroit foundation yesterday unveiled plans for a $50 million Catholic cultural center here - part interactive museum, part think tank. Construction of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center will begin in September...
Allen Still Undecided on Slayer's Execution
RICHMOND - Virginia Gov. George F. Allen said yesterday there is "a mountain of evidence" that Joseph Roger O'Dell III raped and murdered a waitress in Virginia Beach, but added he has not yet made up his mind on O'Dell's petition for clemency. ...
A Lot of Standards, but Little Truth
Walter A. McDougall, the Pulitzer prize-winning historian, has just published a devastating attack on a new American history textbook titled "United States History: In the Course of Human Events." Mr. McDougall calls the book, intended for high schools,...
Annan Calls for Staying in Haiti: 4-Month Mission Would Be Smaller
NEW YORK - Alarmed by irregularities in Haiti's May elections and continuing unrest in that country, Secretary-General Kofi Annan has called for maintaining a U.N. presence in Haiti after the current peacekeeping mission expires at the end of the...
Arlington Man Arrested in Assault on a Jogger
An Arlington man arrested yesterday as a suspect in the beating of a female jogger with a hammer slapped a pregnant woman and beat up another woman less than 2 1/2 months ago. Police arrested Uriel Z. Wright, 19, at his apartment in the 2100 block...
A Well Regulated Militia, Being Necessary to the Security of a Free State
John Hillen and Michael O'Hanlon, in their July 14 Op-Ed column, "Defensive defense," fail to question the Department of Defense's recurring mantra that the eight National Guard divisions have no assigned missions in current war plans. They have no...
Boeing Hopes Concessions Will Win EU Vote
In an attempt to stave off a trans-Atlantic trade war, Boeing Co. yesterday reportedly offered some last-minute concessions in an effort to win Europe's blessing for the airplane maker's merger with McDonnell Douglas Corp. On the eve of a European...
Bowie Quickly Contracts Pickup of Trash after Trucks Are Burned
Bowie's trash has, to steal a phrase, been collected in sleet and rain and maybe gloom of night. But this was a first. The city's fleet of garbage trucks had never, until Monday, been reduced to useless, torched hulks. The rubbish was collected...
Brakes Slammed on Speed Humps
The Montgomery County Council slowed down yesterday to vote on the future of speed humps on neighborhood streets. On a 4-3 vote, the council approved a moratorium on community applications for humps to reduce the speeds of passing cars. The...
Cactus Is Tasty from Salad to Dessert
I was born and raised in Mexico, the land of the cactus. More than landscape, the cactus played a role in the founding of the grand city of Tenochitlan, which became modern-day Mexico City. According to legend, the Aztecs were led to a place where,...
Christians Mix Sweet Tooth, Bible for Religious Sales: Food Marketing Made Part of Revival
ATLANTA - Perhaps the wackiest items at the recent Christian Booksellers Association convention here were the almond roca Bible and "covenant candy" bars. Conceived by Covenant Candies of Newport Beach, Calif., boxes of almond roca candy were packaged...
Clinton to Meet GOP on Medicare: Proposal Greeted Favorably on Hill
Trying to keep momentum alive in budget talks with Congress, President Clinton yesterday offered conciliatory words and a proposal to meet Senate GOP conditions for raising Medicare premiums for wealthy seniors. Mr. Clinton's proposal, tailored...
Cropp Easily Wins Post as D.C. Council Leader
D.C. voters yesterday stayed away from the polls in record numbers in a special election for D.C. Council chairman won easily by Linda W. Cropp. In the race to fill the remaining term of the late Chairman David A. Clarke, unofficial final results...
Depression Is a Disease, Prozac Is a Treatment, Prejudice Is Wrong
A column by Arianna Huffington regarding the recently launched educational advertising campaign for Prozac is an outrage to the millions of Americans who suffer from depression ("Exit Joe Camel . . . enter Joe Prozac," Commentary, July 21). The piece...
Detective `Embarrassed' by Personnel at Garvey: Tells Court He Was `Dismayed' by Disrespect'
A D.C. police detective investigating the assault on a reporter from The Washington Times at the Marcus Garvey Public Charter School testified yesterday he was "embarrassed" by the conduct of employees at the Afrocentric school. Detective David...
Doctors Grow Animal Organs: In Humans, Process Could Fix Birth Defects
Harvard researchers have grown replacement organs for sheep, rabbits and rats from tissue taken from the animals, and they say the method could be used to make spare parts for humans. Dr. Anthony Atala, director of tissue engineering in the urology...
Ellard Using Magnets to Stay Healthy
FROSTBURG, Md. - Washington Redskins receiver Henry Ellard may seem bionic, but his secret to good health is actually magnetic. The 36-year-old places magnets in his uniform pants to keep his legs fresh. Magnetic therapy is an increasingly popular...
Embassy Row
FLAG-DRAPED PROTEST Was an American citizen beaten by police inside the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania on the eve of the Fourth of July? Or is the man - who had tied himself to an American flag in the embassy in some sort of protest - just a nut who...
Enforcing the Budget Deal
As budget and tax negotiators - Republicans and Democrats, congressmen and administration officials - feverishly attempt to resolve their partisan differences, today the House of Representatives will consider important bipartisan legislation that would...
Environmental Pollution Agency
As the Washington area suffered through its latest "Code Red" warning, signifying unhealthy air quality, Virginia officials urged the feds to stop contributing to the problem. In a letter to the White House, Secretary of Natural Resources Becky Norton...
FCC Curbs Town Law on Satellite Dishes
The Federal Communications Commission pre-empted a small Kansas town's ordinance restricting satellite dishes yesterday, the first time the agency has enforced new regulations that can supersede local zoning laws. The FCC said the town of Meade's...
Frosty Flavors: Churn Up Your Own Ice-Cream Concoctions
Like a lot of people, I've been making an effort to lower the fat in my diet. An exception is the few times a year when I make homemade ice cream - then all caution gets thrown to the wind. Not even the premium brands on the market compare with...
Gay Couples Sue Vermont for Refusing Marriage Licenses
Three homosexual couples have filed a lawsuit against the state of Vermont and three town clerks, saying their constitutional rights to equal treatment were violated when the clerks refused to issue them marriage licenses. The case is similar to...
Gingrich Keeps Lieutenants: But Speaker's Backers, Opponents Likely to Force Tensions to Surface
House Speaker Newt Gingrich yesterday announced that, for now, he will not try to oust the remaining GOP leaders, but a Republican loyal to him circulated a petition to force them to explain their roles in a foiled coup. People close to the speaker...
Golden Plans: Local Athletes Take Different Paths after Success at Atlanta Olympics
It took Mark Lenzi nearly four years to realize an Olympic medal didn't necessarily mean fame and definitely didn't mean fortune. Lenzi, 29, won the gold in springboard diving at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona but afterward found himself overweight...
Greenspan's Green Light Gives Stocks Reason to Race to Records: `Exceptional' Economy Leaves Fed Head with Few Worries
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan yesterday gave such a sunny assessment of the economy that he dispelled most remaining doubts in the financial markets and sent them into record territory. "The recent performance of the economy, characterized...
Heritage Goes Toe-to-Toe with IRS despite Tax Audit: Confrontational Policy Has Many Risks
The Heritage Foundation is unleashing an unusally strong attack on the Internal Revenue Service, given the fact Washington's leading conservative think tank is now under a tax audit that could cripple its ability to raise money. In a July 18 fund-raising...
Howell Was a Man of and for the People
Henry Howell was a man truly for his time, but at the same time ahead of his time ("Virginia says goodbye to Howell," July 12). Statesman, principled public official, politician and sometimes political maverick. These are but a few of the titles bestowed...
Inside Politics
PRESIDENTIAL PREVIEW Latinos at the National Council of La Raza conference in Chicago have heard from two Democrats seen as likely to seek their party's nomination: Vice President Al Gore and House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri....
Inside the Beltway
SHAKESPEARING NEWT Shakespeare could have scripted the Gingrich drama unfolding on Capitol Hill. Shakespeare enthusiast and ITB reader Marc Beauchamp urges consideration of these excerpts from "Twelfth Night," the first three from Act III,...
Irvin's Indecision Gave Us All a Scare
All is right with the world after Michael Irvin decided to resume his football career last weekend. America in particular was prepared to shut down after Irvin spent the offseason contemplating retirement. His was an eventful offseason. He...
Johnson Shuffles Deck, and O's Come Up Aces
ARLINGTON, Texas - Even in his most prophetic moment, Davey Johnson may not have envisioned so much so fast. One day after devising it and on the first night he implemented it, the rearranged lineup of the Baltimore Orioles' manager resulted in...
Justice Hinders Finance Probe, GOP Charges: Thompson May Seek a Counsel
Republican senators investigating campaign-finance practices accused the Justice Department yesterday of hampering their inquiry and threatened to take the unprecedented step of asking a court to force the appointment of an independent counsel. ...
Kenyan Political System in Question: Rights Group Wants Democratic Reforms
The international community should withhold aid to Kenya until President Daniel arap Moi takes significant steps to reform that country's political system, a human rights group says. The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights called...
Key Win over Texas Comes as a Relief
ARLINGTON, Texas - All along, pitcher Jimmy Key had refused to say he was cursed. He declined to say he was frustrated. He supported his teammates throughout. Still, it was certainly a relief when the Baltimore Orioles finally scored him some...
MCI Center Opening Delayed until Dec. 2
Washington Sports and Entertainment Chairman Abe Pollin announced yesterday that the city's new downtown arena will open its doors Dec. 2, more than a month after the National Basketball Association's Washington Wizards' home opener. Though construction...
Mideast Parties Begin Process to Re-Establish Trust: Two Meetings Bring Two Results
TEL AVIV - If there's been movement in the latest burst of activity related to breaking the gridlock in the Middle East peace process, it may be difficult to find. There appeared to be some reason for optimism after the nearly hourlong meeting...
National Cathedral's Golden Child: Chapel Geared toward Youth
Almost lost inside the Gothic giant that is the Washington National Cathedral is a small and special place. Of the 300,000 visitors who tour the cathedral each year, only a fraction of them ever actually step inside the gardenlike setting of the...
Officials Want Bridge to Be Federally Funded
There is no question the Woodrow Wilson Bridge is overloaded and crumbling, but area lawmakers and residents clashed yesterday about the familiar issue of funding. Alexandria residents heckled Virginia Republican Gov. George F. Allen, who supports...
Older and Looking for Work: Seniors Find Employers View Them as Obsolete
After working for more than 30 years as a nuclear engineer, Paul Delozier last year found himself in a position all too familiar to thousands of people around the Beltway: over 50, a victim of downsizing and looking for work. Though he hit the...
Open Captioning Is a Wish Fulfilled
For years, deaf-advocacy groups have begged Hollywood movie moguls to grant them one wish: to release first-run movies with closed captioning for the hearing-impaired. That wish came true here and a in a handful of other cities Sunday during a...
Povich Deserving of O's First-Pitch Honor
Last Sunday I was fortunate to be given a glimpse of a small gentleman executing one of the traditions of baseball - throwing out the first pitch. The action - if you can call it that - came in the middle of the British Open in Troon, Scotland,...
Priest-Pedophile Case Takes Rare Turn: Judge Sheds Robes to Counsel Victims
DALLAS - A state district judge, after a lengthy sexual-abuse case involving a former Catholic priest and 11 young men, took off her robes, sat down in the jury box and spoke with emotion. "If anything like this can ever be positive, then let there...
Purdue Chemist Pioneers `Minilabs' on Silicon Wafers: Chips Enable Intensive Experimentation
Laboratory technicians could soon be trading their lab coats for laptops, as a result of methodology developed at Purdue University that has turned computer chips into "minilabs" capable of conducting large numbers of experiments simultaneously. ...
Redskins '97 Theme to Get Better as Team
FROSTBURG, Md. - Monday afternoon's practice was over, but Jamie Asher wasn't quite done. While many of his teammates were cooling down or making their way back to the locker room, Asher worked on his ball-catching skills for a few minutes with tight...
Risks without Warning Labels
It is regrettable that liberal temporizing by U.S. politicians and jurists isn't subject to the same treatment as U.S. tobacco companies. After all, arguably more American citizens are placed at risk, firsthand and secondhand, by exposure to the...
Roundup
N.Y. man pays $18,000 for Holyfield's ear A Manhattan commodities broker has reportedly bought the piece of Evander Holyfield's ear that Mike Tyson bit off during their bizarre bout last month. New York Daily News columnists George Rush and...
Senate Backs Plan to Pull Plug on Play Using Computers
Lawmakers don't want to play games anymore. Computer games, that is. Last week the Senate voted quietly and unanimously to purge government computer systems of electronic amusement. No more Tetris. No more solitaire. And Mortal Kombat would be...
Starr Denies Having Anything to Do with McDougal's `Plight': Calls ACLU Charges `Completely False'
Whitewater independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr yesterday denounced charges by the American Civil Liberties Union that convicted felon Susan McDougal was being held on a contempt citation under harsh conditions at a Los Angeles County jail as part...
St. Mary's Tabloid Recklessly Blames Anglers for Sores
Southern Maryland's own version of "checkout-line tabloid sensationalism" blames sports anglers for Chesapeake Bay fish bearing lesions or sores. St. Mary's Today, a weekly tabloid newspaper that specializes in gory accident and crime photos,...
Surgery Sidelines Mims for 2-3 Weeks
FROSTBURG, Md. - Defensive end Chris Mims will miss two to three weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery yesterday at Arlington Hospital. Mims suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee during drills on Saturday. The surgery removed loose...
Susan McDougal and the ACLU
Susan McDougal has made a point of comparing her refusal to testify before the Whitewater grand jury to the courageous feats of anti-Nazi resistance fighters during World War II. Apart from the fact that most people would consider the prospect of...
Third of Third-Graders Poor in Reading, Math
One third of D.C. third-graders scored below basic level in reading and math on a national standardized test taken in the city for the first time this spring. D.C. school officials announced the preliminary result of the Stanford 9 test last...
Tomatoes Worth Wait
"What about tomatoes?" I asked. "Tomatoes," she said, most emphatically, "are a luxury." She luxuriated over the words, drawing out their pronunciation, saying them in italics almost. "Luxury. Tomatoes." And in her caressing tones tomato doesn't...
Treasury IG Hit with $1 Million Budget Cut: Senators Suspect Officials of Feeding Unneeded Consulting Contracts to Friends
The Senate voted to cut $1 million from the budget of the Treasury Department's inspector general amid growing concerns that top officials in that office abused authority by steering lucrative contracts to friends and associates. The Senate also...
Truckers Urge Bigger Rigs on Highways
The big rigs may be getting even bigger if the nation's trucking companies get their way in Congress. The trucking industry is opening up the politically volatile issue of so-called "double" and "triple" tractor trailers this year by promoting...
Two WSSC Workers Killed: Others Scramble Free as Valve Floods Trench in Bethesda
A valve blew off a 10-inch water main yesterday morning, and the rush of water killed two Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission workers before they could climb out of the trench in Bethesda. The valve blew loose about 10:30 a.m., and the water,...
Ukraine Strives to Return to European Sphere
KIEV, Ukraine - Walking the corridors of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry last week, a visitor felt he was in the capital of a major world power rather than a newly independent and still poor country. The building was filled with purpose and bustle:...
Unions Vie to Enroll D.C. General Doctors
Two unions are fighting over who should represent D.C. General Hospital doctors, who haven't had a pay raise since 1991. The battle is driven by the District's Public Benefits Corporation, which wants to reduce the number of unions it deals with...
When Bad Things Happen
Listen carefully. It hasn't started yet, but it's going to, and it won't be much longer. What you will hear are the beginnings of musings by conservatives that maybe it wouldn't be so bad for Republicans to lose control of the House in 1998. ...
Wizards to Open MCI Center against SuperSonics on Dec. 2
On a day when the NBA released its 1997-98 schedules, Washington Wizards owner Abe Pollin yesterday announced that the team will open the MCI Center on Dec. 2 against the Seattle SuperSonics in a nationally televised game on TNT. In an MCI Center...
Yeltsin Blocks Limits on Religious Liberty: U.S. Report Details Global Persecution
Russian President Boris Yeltsin yesterday rejected a bill that would have placed tight restrictions on many religious groups, even as the State Department demanded that he do so in a report on the persecution of Christians around the world. The...