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 18, 1999

Albright Ends Up with D.C. United
D.C. United got its man after all. When Chris Albright signed a developmental contract with Major League Soccer last week, the former Virginia All-American made it clear his preference was to be assigned to United. But fearing an outcry from...
A Special Couple in a City of Celebrities
NEW YORK - In a town flush with celebrities, John F. Kennedy Jr. occupied a special class. Like people everywhere, New Yorkers saw him as the repository of a nation's memories: a little boy named John-John saluting his father's casket; a handsome...
A War We Should Not Enter
Despite the political mayhem and impending nu-clear crises from the Indian-Pakistani war over Kashmir, the United States should lead the world by remaining neutral. It is not uncommon to dismiss historical facts or simply forget the premise of...
Baines, Erickson Lead Orioles to Series Sweep over Expos
BALTIMORE - Harold Baines may wind up having his No. 3 retired by two teams before his career is over. The 40-year-old designated hitter is one of the few bright spots on this disappointing Baltimore Orioles team, and last night he continued his...
Banneker Memorial Struggles for Funds: Lots of Support except for Money
A proposed monument to Benjamin Banneker in Southwest has received support from the mayor, D.C. Council members, even Congress, but it still lacks the kind of backing that really counts: money. The National Capital Planning Commission is scheduled...
Best Tasting Fish in Area Waters? Try the Diminutive White Perch
How can some anglers tow a $25,000 boat to the water just so they can fish for a spiny-finned critter that rarely weighs more than a pound? Its size plainly says it's not a striper, cobia, spadefish or sea trout, but here's a hint: In the Chesapeake...
Clenbuterol Can Be Dangerous Drug
Clenbuterol belongs to a class of drugs called beta agonists that are used to treat asthma. Training for sports is done by taking a hard workout, waking up the next morning with sore muscles, and then taking easy workouts until the soreness goes away....
Clinton Rails against GOP's Tax Cuts, Labels Them `Bad Economic Policy'
Excessive tax cuts proposed by House Republicans will hurt the economy just as the nation begins facing the fiscal challenge of baby boomers retiring, President Clinton said in his weekly radio address yesterday. "At the very time the nation will...
Clinton's Spending Proposals Spark Partisan Fight over Projected Surplus
****REPUBLICANS, HOPING TO CUT TAXES, OPPOSE THE PRESIDENT'S PLANS FOR AN ESTIMATED $3 TRILLION.**** President Clinton's summer spending spree is setting up a stark battle between the White House and Republicans over how to spend a nearly $3 trillion...
Contest Attracts Smallest Turnout in Its Four Years
SAN DIEGO - Major League Soccer made history yesterday at Qualcomm Stadium, but not the kind the league will want to celebrate. The Western Conference's 6-4 victory over the Eastern Conference in the fourth-annual All-Star Game attracted the smallest...
Couples Vie for Ballroom Crown: Looks Don't Win Title, Judge Says
Thongs and caked-on makeup don't do it for veteran ballroom dance judge John Nyemchek. "I'm really not impressed by the cosmetics of it," says Mr. Nyemchek, 42, of Pear River, N.Y., who has been grading dancers for 20 years. "There's enough arms,...
Cutting Taxes for the Environment
We'll soon see whether Congress is serious about stopping pollution at its sources and cutting needless federal regulations. The House Ways and Means Committee starts work soon on a major tax bill and will also consider an important environmental...
Cyber Billiards a Little Low on Thrills
Ultimate 8 Ball Sony PlayStation, THQ Inc. $39.95, 1-16 players Billiards has been around since the 16th century and it was inevitable the popular table sport would make its way to the console gaming arena. Anyone familiar with the...
Doctors Monopoly and Union Mentality
Dick Boland discusses the potential unionization by doctors but forgets that doctors are already unionized. Their union: the American Medical Association. Any discussion of the impact of doctor unionization on patients should bear in mind the deleterious...
Downtown Tunnel Support Deepens
****LAWMAKERS TOUT THE PROPOSED PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE ROUTE TO EASE D.C. CONGESTION.**** Local legislators are looking for ways to ease the commute around the mazelike tangle of downtown D.C. streets, especially around streets closed to increase...
Frenchman Takes 5-Shot Margin into Final Round
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland - The British Open has come to a monumental crossroads. Either Carnoustie is on the verge of producing the most shocking Claret Jug conquest in history or today's final round will provide us with an unforgettable major collapse....
Germany Confirms Ban on Runner
The German Athletics Federation confirmed a two-year ban on marathon great Uta Pippig on Friday. The federation rejected Pippig's appeal, stating that there was no doubt she had used performance-enhancing drugs. The ban is retroactive to April...
Gladys M. Sprinkle, 82, Employment Counselor
Gladys M. Sprinkle, 82, former director of Over 60 Counseling and Employment Service, died of cardiac arrest July 14 at Suburban Hospital. Mrs. Sprinkle was director of Over 60 from 1964 until her retirement in 1997. She assisted thousands of...
Globalizing Democracy, and a Pair of Murders?
In his scholarly treatise, Developing Democracy: Toward Consolidation (Johns Hopkins University Press, $49.94, $17.95 paper, 362 pages) Larry Diamond offers a realistic description of the political discontents of our time and how these discontents...
GOP Field for 2000 Gets Smaller; More Dropouts Due Soon
The shrinking Republican field of presidential contenders is only going to get smaller this summer, campaign strategists predict. With Ohio Rep. John R. Kasich leaving the race and New Hampshire Sen. Robert C. Smith leaving the party to run...
Grim Debris Dims Hopes for a Rescue: Search to Resume for Kennedy Plane
A desperate air and sea search for John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and her sister narrowed to the waters off Martha's Vineyard last night, nearly 24 hours after their plane vanished on a flight from New Jersey to Massachusetts. A piece of luggage...
Iris Metts' Big Job
The new superintendent for Prince George's County public schools started her job just a week ago and she is not wasting any time. Iris T. Metts has hired a group of consultants and named interim chief administrators to sort out the mess with the county...
Jews Rally to Mark '94 Bombing That Killed 86: U.S. Help Sought as Probe Makes Little Headway
Five years after a powerful explosion destroyed Argentina's main Jewish community center, killing 86 persons, that country's 250,000 Jews hold rallies today marking the anniversary, and a delegation is in Washington seeking U.S. aid in finding the...
July 11
SEEKING 3,000 Tampa Bay's Wade Boggs doubled in the Devil Rays' 9-7 loss to the New York Mets on Friday, leaving him 17 hits shy of 3,000. His 2,983rd hit moved him one ahead of San Diego's Tony Gwynn, who's on the disabled list. SITTING IRONMAN...
LUNAR LEGACY: 3 Area Museums Set to Do the Moon Walk
On July 20, 1969, children watched in wonder as U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. This summer, those youths, who are now grown up, can share the experience with their own children. "Anniversaries are...
MLB Shows Business Sense in Marketing Caps
Major League Baseball doesn't pave the way for much of anything in sports business these days. The NFL has an infinitely better TV contract and real competitive play and most of its teams actually make money. The NBA draws much better among young...
Mormon Church Backs Califorinia's Gay `Marriage' Foes: Initiative Will Be on Ballot in March
LOS ANGELES - The Mormon Church has quietly instructed its 740,000 adherents in California to give money and other support to a March 2000 state ballot initiative that would ban homosexual "marriages." The church's letter, read aloud several times...
Mysteries
Scott Flander writes such a convincing cop tale with his first novel, Sons of the City (Morrow, $24, 288 pages), that it's hard to believe he wasn't on the force. Obviously the writer made good use of his powers of observation as a reporter for...
Networks Scrap Saturday Schedules: News Staffs Offer Blanket Coverage
Yesterday's massive search for John F. Kennedy Jr.'s missing airplane jolted the major television networks' Saturday schedules as they devoted airtime to minute-by-minute coverage. CBS, NBC and ABC provided constant updates to the breaking news...
Parents Need Tax Cuts, Not More Government Intervention
Liberals such as Education Secretary Richard W. Riley, promoting better institutional, governmental care for younger children, and Vice President Al Gore, "advocating voluntary, universal preschools for 3-or-4-year-old children," on the surface always...
Payton, Kidd Are Keys to Team USA's Romps
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - For four days now, the United States has beaten its opponents by an average of 37 points in the Tournament of the Americas despite the lack of a dominating center. Shaquille O'Neal and Alonzo Mourning are expected to join...
`Popeye' Sails to Best Round of Contest
CARNOUSTIE, Scotland - Popeye pummeled the Angus Monster. Australian Craig Parry, known as "Popeye" because of his huge forearms, posted the best round of the 128th British Open yesterday, carding a third-round 67 to vault over nearly half the...
Poverty on Parade
"Pockets of poverty." The phrase itself is neat and undeniably catchy, conveying a sense of containment and manageability - even of marketability. But what exactly was President Clinton selling last week as he traveled the country on his so-called...
Reader Remembers a Different Serbia
On July 7, Miklos K. Radvanyi had an Op-Ed column about atrocities in Yugoslavia ("Bosnian atrocities"). His premise was that the atrocities were the result of an underlying hatred among the ethnic groups in Yugoslavia. According to his article, everybody...
Renewed and Back in the Ring: Joppy Already Has Faced Biggest Challenge
William Joppy was sitting in his van in the parking lot of the Round One gym on Ritchie Road in Capitol Heights on a cold January afternoon and talking to his trainer, Adrian Davis. The two were making plans for Davis to visit the house Joppy had...
Site Opens Windows for Exploring Universe
Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. landed on the moon 30 years ago this month, and revisiting that historic event affords a great opportunity to learn more about the exploration of the cosmos through the Internet....
Sting Step Up Pace to Shake off Mystics
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - After combining to score the fewest points in a half in WNBA history last night, the Washington Mystics and Charlotte Sting made up for it in the second half. The Sting won the sprint to the finish 63-56 at Charlotte Coliseum....
Taiwan's Dilemma
The explication of Taiwan's "One China" policy, which Taiwanese officials have happily launched into whenever queried, is one that often made people unfamiliar with the issue scratch their heads. It goes something like this: There is One China, united...
Top 10
TOP ALBUMS 1. Significant Other - Limp Bizkit. Flip.; 2. Millennium - Backstreet Boys. Jive. (Platinum); 3. Ricky Martin - Ricky Martin. C2. (Platinum); 4. ...Baby One More Time - Britney Spears. Jive. (Platinum); 5. Soundtrack: Wild Wild West...
Trading Hillary for a Better Mayor
Here's an observation for the All-Star break: When a baseball player leaves town to play for another city, we call it a trade. When a politician decides to run for office somewhere else, we denounce it as carpetbagging. Is the public's standard...
Umpires' Plights Brings Nary a Tear to Baseball Fans
I can see it now, 20 years into the future, at the last All-Star Game at Wrigley Field. In a poignant ceremony, 100 of the greatest baseball umpires of all-time are introduced in a stirring tribute that brings people to their feet. Then, just...
What to Make of Manners in the '90S
Last month when my 10-year-old grandson was asked what he wanted for his birthday, he suggested a croquet set or a gift certificate for The Gap, to go and pick out some clothes for himself. When it turned out that a suitable croquet set couldn't be...