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 27, 1997

$65 Million Makeover Set for Shoreham
****IT'S GOING TO TAKE TWO YEARS AND LOTS OF MONEY AS THE LANDMARK SEEKS A RETURN TO GLAMOUR.**** Entertainment manager Dan Ruskin remembers the nights 35 years ago when political satirist Mark Russell would pack the Marquee Lounge at the Omni...
Alternate Take on Affirmative Action
Paul Craig Roberts' recent column, "Undone by Privilege," should serve as a sharp reminder that the battle over affirmative action is producing at least one major casualty - historical accuracy. Mr. Roberts is an opponent of affirmative action....
A Not to Be Forgotten Novel about Memory
The Russian-born French novelist Nathalie Sarraute's first published volume was "Tropismes" (1939). The focus of that book's short pieces - attraction and repulsion among individuals, emphasizing the failure or at least the limits of language - would...
Art Yields to Safety at War Memorial: Designer Lighting Proves Inadequate
Eerie light was supposed to bathe the faces of 19 hulking silver statues at the Korean War Memorial as their patrol trudges from a stand of trees. It hasn't worked out that way. After dusk tonight, the patrol will be illuminated by a heavy wash...
A Word for the Co-Ed Military
Maj. Daniel Streich, in his "Perils of a co-ed Military" letter, did a masterful job in vilifying all male members of the military who disagree with him as unread "careerists" who have "abandoned any pretense of integrity." While excoriating "the...
Barbour Denies Seeking Loan from Hong Kong
****THE FORMER GOP CHIEF DISPUTES THE TESTIMONY BY A FELLOW REPUBLICAN.**** Haley Barbour yesterday emphatically denied congressional testimony offered Friday by a fellow GOP official, who said the former National Republican Committee chairman...
Big Pleasure on Smaller Cruise Ships
Just as Tinseltown gossips contend that roles for mature women are a rarity these days, smaller, simpler cruise ships have been nudged out of the spotlight by the 1990s proliferation of megaboats. Carnival, Royal Caribbean International and Princess...
Brigitte Bardot Exposes What's Right about Mostly Unexciting `Contempt'
Nothing flatters "Contempt," a Jean-Luc Godard relic of 1963 being revived at the Cineplex Odeon Janus, as much as the still-life compositions of one exquisitely evocative and photogenic camera subject: Brigitte Bardot's derriere. Not exclusively,...
Classical Music Silenced at WGTS: Station to Adopt Religious Format
The smallest of the area's three classical stations went off the air last night. WGTS-FM (91.1), which is owned by Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, is changing its format to religious programming and will resume broadcasting on Aug. 6. ...
Clinton Holds Fire in `War on West'
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - President Clinton yesterday symbolically ended his administration's "War on the West" by endorsing for the first time a locally driven environmental effort - a blueprint to clean up tourist-packed Lake Tahoe and its forests....
Competitors' Injuries Have Pushed Badger from 162nd Pick to No. 1
FROSTBURG, Md. - Brad Badger didn't figure to be where he is. As the last of the Washington Redskins' eight picks in April's draft, Badger just wanted to make the team, contribute any way he could and spend the year learning offensive line coach Russ...
Downtown Rocks to the Rhythm of a Congenial Latino Festival
Maria Perlaza de Fuller felt like she was back home in Panama, what with the scores of food vendors offering arroz con frijoles, oversized bananas called plantanos, yuca and other delectable South and Central American dishes. Mrs. Fuller, who...
Drinking Up History of Dry Era in U.S
"After one year from the ratification of this article the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction...
Extra Points;roundup
Michigan booster said to have ties to Iowa The athletic booster at the center of the investigation into alleged NCAA violations at Michigan also had ties to the Iowa basketball program, according to the Ann Arbor (Mich.) News. The paper said...
Facts Behind the Fraud
Unfortunately, Paul Greenberg's Sunday column, "Unnecessary defeat for all presidents" gives credence to incorrect conclusions by his choice of words in the text, notwithstanding his correct conclusion that a tricky president is to blame. First, let's...
Foreign Investors Remain Wary and Wait for Signs of Reform
Gerhard Pohl is head of finance and private-sector development in Europe and Central Asia at the World Bank. He spoke with reporter Nickolai Kralev about foreign investment in the former communist economies of Central and Eastern Europe. Question:...
Hamlet Dolls and Woolf Board Games?
It's summer, and movie producers are raking in cash from licensed merchandise tied in to their blockbuster pictures. I just finished reading a Disney "Hercules" book to my daughter, who then returned to her Hercules action figures and launched into...
Harvey Won't Rest in Quest for Excellence
FROSTBURG, Md. - One might expect Ken Harvey to be whistling "Hakuna Matata" this summer at Frostburg State. If any player should be worry-free about his role on the Washington Redskins, it should be a left linebacker who has played in the past three...
Invisible Underground Economy
VANCOUVER, Canada - Little discussed in the current congressional-White House debate over tax legislation is the proliferating underground economy. It is, however, being very much discussed in Canada. "The tragedy of the enormous growth of the...
Janet "Stonewall" Reno
Last year Keshi Zhan, a single mother, earned $22,407.84 as a full-time records assistant for an Arlington County welfare agency. More than a third of it went to rent her one-bedroom apartment. Nonetheless, she still managed to give $2,000 to Illinois...
Justice William Brennan
By all accounts, Justice William Brennan, Jr. was a kind and generous man. He died Thursday at the age of 91, and the outpouring of good words for the retired Supreme Court Justice was more than just the standard issue eulogies. Mr. Brennan was well-liked,...
Krivda, Yan Enter Pitching Equation
MINNEAPOLIS - Although Baltimore Orioles general manager Pat Gillick said last night that a trade for a veteran pitcher is "still possible," he and manager Davey Johnson have mapped out an adjustment to the staff that would take place when the team...
Lott Says Tax, Spending Deal Near
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott says Republicans are "close to an agreement with the White House" on tax and spending bills, and predicts both may be wrapped up by the end of this week. But in the GOP radio address yesterday, the Mississippi...
Orioles Escape in 12th Inning
MINNEAPOLIS - Barely breathing for five innings and in danger of suffocating in the stale Metrodome air last night, the Baltimore Orioles cleared their lungs long enough to outlast the Minnesota Twins. B.J. Surhoff's sacrifice fly in the top of...
Pooch Produces Clotting Factor: Human Hemophilia Target of Treatment
In a field where other attempts have failed, a small black dog's response to a new treatment may help other researchers understand the secrets of gene therapy. For the past several months, scientists have wondered how Patches would react to a treatment...
Robotic Copter Misses Big Prize: An Inch off Target Costs Team $10,000
One inch. One inch separated Carnegie Mellon University from claiming a $10,000 prize at the 1997 International Aerial Robotics Competition. The 14-foot-long autonomous helicopter had performed the operation as many as 250 times in practice. ...
Romanov Gem Display Tied in Red Tape Again
The Romanov jewel exhibit that bedazzles on display and befuddles when it moves is staying true to form. The display closes today at the Houston Fire Arts Museum and may or may not move on to San Diego. "We are still waiting for the word," San...
Teaching Is Harder Than It Looks
In a recent op-ed piece, David Yount, an ex-college dean and columnist for the Scripps Howard News Service, attempts to explain why college costs so much. According to Mr. Yount, "Too many people are paid too much money for too little work in a notoriously...
The Debate over the Northern Mariana Islands Rages On
Wendy Doromal's attack on my defense of the Northern Marianas ("The Northern Marianas are a land of opportunity," Letters, June 26) appears to be based on the unspoken premise that people who continue to struggle to come to the Northern Marianas as...
Thomas Increasing in Stature as Justice
****AS HE ASSUMES A BIGGER ROLE IN WRITING OPINIONS, THE BUSH APPOINTEE WINS SUPPORT.**** Six terms into his Supreme Court career, Clarence Thomas is starting to exercise some supreme power. His toughest opinions now "hold five": They're precise...
Top 20
TOP SINGLES 1. I'll Be Missing You - Puff Daddy & Faith Evans (Bad Boy); 2. B----(expletive deleted) - Meredith Brooks (Capitol) (Gold); 3. Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) - Backstreet Boys (Jive); 4. Mo Money, Mo Problems - The Notorious...
Two Big, Bold New Boats
They've done it again. The folks at Royal Caribbean Cruises - now officially Royal Caribbean International - have created a great new cruise ship sure to be a hit with passengers. The Rhapsody of the Seas is in Royal Caribbean's six-ship Vision...
U.N. Secretary-General Annan Will Not Equate Reform with Reduction
Your July 22 editorial "Reform at the United Nations?" is both disappointing and misleading. It is one thing to argue that Secretary-General Kofi Annan's proposals don't go far enough in reducing the size and scope of the United Nations. We don't...
U.S. Bets $1.3 Billion on Former Soviet Economies: Fund Encourages New Initiatives, Business Growth
Having long been committed to Europe and perhaps because of some guilt for the post-World War II fate of Central and Eastern Europe, the United States acted decisively after the end of the Cold War to help the economic recovery of the former communist...
U.S. Officers Concede Knowing of Atrocities
****COMMANDERS IN SOMALIA FELT POWERLESS TO CONTROL FOREIGN TROOPS.**** U.S. officers in charge of the 1993 intervention in Somalia say they knew about atrocities committed by foreign troops under their command but felt powerless to do any more...
Veteran Pitcher Needed for Stretch
Rick Krivda is a good guy and someday may be a decent major league pitcher. But the Baltimore Orioles' ticket to the World Series? I don't think so. If you're an Orioles fan, I'd worry about that ticket being a fake. Instead, I'd dig deep and...
Winslow Homer's Wartime Chronicles
Winslow Homer (1836-1910) was one of America's first war correspondents. He covered the Civil War as an artist for Harper's Weekly, and his insightful drawings of men at the front largely formed the public's image of the war. He lived with the Union...