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, 1998

Accident Reminds Commuters to Be Alert
The roadside accident that killed one woman and sent another to the hospital with three broken bones and a concussion Thursday is a grim reminder to commuters about the dangers of busy traffic, highway safety advocates said yesterday. "Any time...
Admiral Cleared of Charges in Naval Academy Inquiries
A Pentagon investigation has cleared retired Adm. Charles R. Larson of charges that he impeded criminal investigations of midshipmen while head of the Naval Academy. But the report accuses his top legal officer of interfering in two probes. ...
African Diplomats Lobby for Trade Bill
Top African diplomats delivered a ringing endorsement this week of the new African trade and opportunity bill, already passed by the House and now awaiting Senate action. The bill, called the African Growth and Opportunity Act, sets up eligibility...
After Yeltsin Call, Clinton Asks IMF to Give Russia Loan
President Clinton called on the International Monetary Fund yesterday to quickly give Russia a second loan after getting a call for help from Russian President Boris Yeltsin. IMF officials have been reluctant to expedite more aid to Russia because...
Allen Serving 10-Day Jail Sentence
Washington Redskins running back Terry Allen is serving a 10-day prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to drunken driving and fleeing police in Monroe, Ga., last summer. After six months of plea bargain negotiations, Allen agreed to serve concurrent...
Arena's Strategy Pays for United
Bruce Arena further strengthened his case last night. Although the U.S. Soccer Federation seems intent on hiring a high-priced foreign coach to clean up America's negative image in the sport, Arena proved again that he is the most qualified man...
Bewitched Mystics Fall in with Bad D.C. Companions
The Washington Mystics are doing just fine, at least, in the Futility League. The first-year WNBA outfit could become one of the worst teams in Washington sports history, if not the worst. The Mystics (1-11) are on an eight-game losing streak...
Black Churches to Teach Sex Ed
The nation's black churches must grab teen-agers' attention by talking about sex in language that mixes street lingo with Bible values, agreed a national summit in Washington of black community leaders, clergy and teens. But before teens start...
Blatter Wants to Use Video to Assess Fouls
Players who try to win penalty kicks by diving in the goal area or feign injuries with dramatic acting had better watch out. Sepp Blatter, the new boss of FIFA, soccer's world organizing body, wants the disciplinary committee to use video replays...
Border Agent Deaths Bring Policy Review
The Justice Department plans to review the operational policies of the U.S. Border Patrol in the aftermath of the murders of three agents in the past five weeks, but it believes the agency should remain aggressive in its enforcement efforts. Deputy...
Can Eatery Go - All - the - Way?
For the wild roller-coaster ride Walt Disney Co. has ridden this year on Wall Street and in the press, the entertainment giant enjoys at least one steady, successful constant: its cable sports network ESPN, which will open its first branded restaurant...
Church Settles Pedophile Lawsuit
DALLAS - The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas agreed yesterday to pay out $23.4 million to settle a civil lawsuit accusing the church of trying to cover up a priest's sexual abuse of at least a dozen altar boys in the early 1980s. The civil lawsuit,...
County Court May Try Sheinbein in Absentia
A judge, jurors, a prosecutor and a defense attorney could gather in a Montgomery County courtroom to try Samuel Sheinbein, 17, for killing a teen-age acquaintance last year. But the Sheinbein youth might not even be there. He's in Israel, fighting...
Davis Goes to Bat for Orioles
BALTIMORE - Two games into the second half of the season, the Baltimore Orioles are perfect. Unfortunately, they still have their albatross of a first half hanging around their neck. For the second straight evening, the Orioles used an eighth-inning...
Democrats Claim Win in Forcing HMO Debate
Senate Democrats declared victory yesterday in their battle to force debate on health maintenance organization reform, but Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott has not yet conceded the win. "Senator Lott has indicated an interest now in working with...
Fairfax Aims to Raise Minorities' Scores
The Fairfax County School Board has adopted a plan to improve minority students' test scores with the goal of bringing them within 10 percent of their white counterparts' scores. The targets, approved by the board after a lively debate Thursday...
Gilmore Toots Horn in Car-Tax Refunds
RICHMOND - This week taxpayers in Chesterfield County, south of Richmond, became the first Virginians to receive car-tax refund checks, and Democrats are chiding Gov. James S. Gilmore III for sending along a self-congratulatory note at taxpayer expense....
Girls Go for Absurd, Sarcastic Bohos
This chronic feature lets me review what's recently passed my pupils. So pull up a chair, break out the talc and welcome to: MR. ZAD'S HAIR READ This is a synopsis of a book rated according to my eight-level super locks rating system. A Cousin...
GM Goldin on Top of the World
Russian GM Alexander Goldin added to his stash of big-name U.S. Swiss tournament trophies by winning last weekend's World Open in Philadelphia, a half-point ahead of Israeli GM Ilya Smirin. Goldin earned his $14,000 paycheck on the strength of...
Honoring a `Phoenix' Fighter
Marine Corps "C" Company is known as "Suicide Charlie" for its fearless fighting style dating back to Guadalcanal, but corpsman Robert R. Ingram wasn't ready to give in to the "suicide" part of that tradition when he was tagged "killed in action"...
Marriage Touted as Good for Health
American culture tolerates cohabiting couples and tends to think favorably of divorce. But data show that marriage is by far the healthier, wealthier and happier lifestyle, University of Chicago scholar Linda Waite told a conference on marriage yesterday....
McDougal Seeks Another Delay of Fraud Trial
Convicted Whitewater felon Susan McDougal, released last month from a federal prison because of health problems, has asked a California judge to delay the start of her trial next week on charges of embezzling money from symphony conductor Zubin Mehta....
Military Victory Will Be Tough for Colombo
John Richardson, director of the doctoral program in international relations at American University, taught at the University of Colombo in 1988, and was there again a month ago. He spoke to reporter Gaedig Bonabesse on Thursday. Q: The Tigers...
Miller Wants Team Intact for Rest of '98
BALTIMORE - One crisp win and the whole world goes topsy-turvy. The day after the Baltimore Orioles ushered in the second half with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox - capped by Cal Ripken's RBI single and subsequent comments that he would...
Official's Beanie Babies Stir Furor
Forty notorious, black-market Beanie Babies that once belonged to U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky remained homeless yesterday when the U.S. Customs Service turned over $35,000 in other counterfeit goodies to an international charity....
One Rebel's Dramatic, Unsentimental Memoirs
Recently, I chanced on a copy of "Rebel Private: Front and Rear" by William A. Fletcher - the memoirs of a Confederate soldier from my home county in Texas. Reading the afterword by Fletcher's great-granddaughter, Vallie Fletcher Taylor, convinced...
Rolling out New Wolfe Novel
The big magazine treat of the month, hands down, is a major excerpt from Tom Wolfe's long-awaited new novel, "A Man in Full." Like "The Bonfire of the Vanities" in 1984 and 1985 and his novella "Ambush at Fort Bragg" in 1996, it is appearing pre-publication...
Roundup
Former Packer Pitts dies of cancer at 60 Elijah Pitts, who spent 25 years in the NFL, playing for the Green Bay Packers and coaching for the Buffalo Bills, died yesterday in a Buffalo, N.Y., hospital. He was 60. Pitts had been on medical leave...
Ruminating on `Tall Blondes'
Lynn Sherr is a relatively tall woman with well-blonded hair and a none-too-prominent neck. Any resemblance between the energetic TV correspondent and a giraffe would be considered, well, a stretch. Nevertheless, she has taken the animal to her...
School Tightens Security after Attack
Doug Boswell waited outside St. Albans Church yesterday morning, personally greeting students arriving at summer school and speaking with their parents. Mr. Boswell, the director of summer programs for St. Albans, said the school has beefed...
Senate, 92-0, Votes Support for Taiwan
The Senate overwhelmingly passed a statement of support for Taiwan yesterday, a resolution Republicans hoped would embarrass the president and reassure the nervous Nationalist government in Taipei. While in China last month, Mr. Clinton riled...
Teen Gets 46 Years to Life in D.C. Officer's Killing
D.C. police Officer Robert L. Johnson Jr. and his convicted killer, Dominic Gibson, grew up in the same Northeast neighborhood, but the police officer took another path and tried making a difference in the community, his widow said yesterday. ...
Today's Best Bets
LIVE JAZZ The jazz sounds of the Kenny Rittenhouse Quintet can be heard at 2 this afternoon at Borders Books & Music, Pentagon Center, 1201 Hayes St., Arlington. Free. 703/418-0166. HISTORIC STEPS Daniel Webster, Clara Barton and...
Tripp Leaker's Computer Seized
A federal judge yesterday ordered the seizure of a computer from a Pentagon employee who leaked information from Linda R. Tripp's personnel file before purging the computer of information relating to Mrs. Tripp and Monica Lewinsky. U.S. District...
Ulster Wary Ahead of Weekend of Marches
Northern Ireland faces the gravest threat this weekend to the Good Friday peace agreement as scores of thousands of militant Protestants take to the streets in annual marches amid a wave of violent protests. In the five days up to last night, Protestant...
VDOT Taken to Task for Ousting Trooper Memorial
STAFFORD, Va. - There is room on the roadside for real estate open house signs. And yard sale notices are stuck in the ground or stapled to telephone poles as far as the eye can see. So why has the Virginia Department of Transportation gone out...
Who's Who?
Be like Mike? No thanks. The Magic Hour? Maybe some other time. Grant Hill? Gary Payton? Tim Duncan? Forget it. Overrated. Who needs them? Get ready for the real Dream Team. Get ready for David Wood. Tim Breaux. Ashraf Amaya....