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 September 10, 1998

6,500 U.S. Volunteers Serve in 28 African Countries in `Capacity Building'
Maureen Carroll, director of the Africa region for the Peace Corps, was interviewed by Assistant Foreign Editor Gus Constantine. Question: How many Peace Corps people are in Africa? How many people in how many countries? Answer: Twenty-eight...
72! McGwire Still Has to Hit 10 More to Catch Joe Bauman
If you think Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa are phenomenal, you might be impressed by Joe Bauman. Joe Bauman once hit 72 home runs in a single season, more than any man in the history of Organized Baseball. He did it for the Roswell Rockets of the...
Analysts Call Cuts in Tokyo's Rates Ineffective Move: Economic Jump-Start Effort Rapped
Japan's central bank cut interest rates yesterday to a record low 0.25 percent in an effort to pump life into the nation's failing banks and reverse the downward spiral in its economy. Analysts said with interest rates so close to zero and investors...
A Need to Talk Morals
The phrase "family values" has been rendered a cliche without much significance in the rhetoric of politicians, and moral issues have become the property of the prim and proper puritans among us. Now the issues swirling around President Clinton's...
Ardeo: Alluring without Being Arrogant: An Adventurous but Mostly Pleasing Array of Offerings
Restaurants in Washington's Cleveland Park area are getting bolder and sleeker. Ardeo, by the successful creators of 701 Pennsylvania, the Oval Room and the Bombay Club, is sharp in style like its sister restaurants and offers chic with warmth in...
Clinton Vows to Be Role Model in Future
ORLANDO, Fla. - President Clinton yesterday made his fifth attempt at a public apology for lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky, and vowed to behave himself so that children can once more aspire to be president. "I ask you for your understanding,...
College Guidebook Notes PC Proclivities: Offers `Whole Truth' on Top 100 Schools
A conservative educational foundation has put together a new college guidebook aimed at helping parents and students find a quality education while avoiding political correctness on campus. "Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth About America's...
Cooke's Estate Puts Redskins, Stadium on Market: Bids Likely to Start above $530 Million
The estate of Jack Kent Cooke yesterday confirmed the Washington Redskins and Jack Kent Cooke Stadium are officially for sale, starting a bidding process for one of professional sports' premier franchises that could top $600 million. A sale is...
Crisis of the Regime ... Casting Shadows
Certainly it is clear by now that Bill Clinton is losing the struggle to save his battered, tarnished presidency. Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman, one of Mr. Clinton's closest Democratic allies, condemned his conduct as "disgraceful" and "immoral,"...
Deadly `Lesbians'
"Lesbians Who Kill" is the pulpy title of the latest production from the Moonlight Theatre Company. It gets off to an appropriately kitschy start but quickly goes flatter than last year's champagne. We have barely been introduced to May and June,...
Dean Admits to Affair, Rivals Say It's Not an Issue
Montgomery County State's Attorney Robert L. Dean yesterday acknowledged that he did have a romantic affair with one of his prosecutors, a day after love notes he wrote to her were made public. Mr. Dean fired prosecutor Teresa Whalen in May 1997...
Defacing Flag Seen as Issue by Voters: Amendment Foes at Risk, Poll Says
Voting against legal protections for the American flag could hurt senators who are running for re-election, according to a Gallup poll commissioned by the American Legion. "I do think this will play a role in this autumn's debate and all future...
Doctors Devise Way to Choose Baby's Sex: Could Help Couples `Balance' Families
Fertility researchers in Northern Virginia say they have developed a new method of sorting human sperm that greatly improves the odds for couples trying to choose their baby's sex. Doctors at the Genetics and IVF Institute in Fairfax said the technique...
Embassy Row
WARNING TO CYPRUS U.S. Ambassador to Greece Nicholas Burns is urging Cyprus to cancel its purchase of Russian anti-aircraft missiles because the weapons could further destabilize the divided island and do little to protect the Greek-Cypriot community....
EPA Tries to Quash Worker's Advance: Whistleblower Wins Partial Vindication
Whistleblower David Lewis has won a partial victory against his employer, the Environmental Protection Agency. Both sides plan to appeal a Department of Labor decision that EPA must give Mr. Lewis a second chance at promotion, but Mr. Lewis says...
For Men, Car Wash Is a Feelgood Operation
The topless women employed at the car wash in Sprague, W.Va., are not one-dimensional. "They wipe the cars down pretty darn good," manager Scott Terry said by telephone yesterday. They wipe down the cars with a high level of dedication and...
General Warns of Declining Army: Doubts the Ability to Fight Two Wars
The commander for all Army forces in the United States warns in an internal memo that "we can no longer train and sustain the force" under current defense spending and says "this threatens our ability to mobilize, deploy, fight and win." The three-page...
GOP Lawmaker Awards `D' on Fixing Year-2000 Glitch: Horn Fears Third of Critical Systems Won't Be Ready
Federal agencies have stepped up efforts to rid their computers of the millennium bug, but they still will not be able to fix all their critical systems before Jan. 1, 2000, according to a government report released yesterday. That's the deadline...
Green Tries to Be Calm in the Eye of the Storm
Trent Green let the answering machine pick up the nearly 40 messages since he was named the Washington Redskins' starting quarterback Monday. Some long-forgotten friends wanted to reconnect, maybe even get tickets. "You wouldn't believe the people...
Half-Dozen Hopefuls Vying to Be Prosecutor: Appointee Dean Seeks to Keep Job
Six lawyers with varying experiences are campaigning, sometimes ferociously, to become Montgomery County's first newly elected state's attorney in 28 years. Democratic and Republican voters each have a choice of three candidates in next Tuesday's...
Hopeful Report Released on Drugs: Treatment Shown to Be `Effective'
Five years after treatment, many drug addicts live healthier lives, committing fewer crimes and spending less time on the street, a new federal study says. "Our message today is . . . treatment is effective and recovery is possible," Nelba Chavez,...
Indicting a President Sparks a Debate: Senators Hear from Attorneys, Legal Scholars
Sen. John Ashcroft, a GOP presidential hopeful, said yesterday President Clinton could be indicted while in office but called that option unwise until "a viable impeachment process" runs its course. "He should be exonerated or impeached with all...
Inner Target Aimed for in Zen Archery: Ancient Japanese Practice Relaxes the High-Strung
Pop-psychology guru Dr. Wayne Dyer once said, "There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way." Wow, heavy. The Zen Buddhists could have told him that with kyudo - the ancient art of Japanese archery. The Miyako Kyudojo and Shambhala Meditation...
Inside Politics
KOOP AND CLINTON Dr. C. Everett Koop, who served as surgeon general in the Reagan administration but has supported several initiatives by President Clinton, says Mr. Clinton was "badly misled" in claiming that partial-birth abortion saves women's...
Inside the Beltway
SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL? Lanny J. Davis Jr., who served as the chief damage control officer for President Clinton last year and lived to tell about it, is now going to help others do the same. Mr. Davis, an attorney with the Washington law firm...
Inside the Ring
PYONGYANG SING-A-LONG? North Korea claimed last week that it launched a satellite aboard a two-stage missile that recently overflew Japan and raised alarm bells worldwide. Pyongyang said the device is broadcasting hymns to Kim Jong-il, the...
Instigating Big Fun at the Bayou: Ska-Swing Septet Follows U.S. Tour with Hometown Gig
With his ska-swing band the Instigators fresh off its first-ever U.S. tour, singer Mike Frank is looking forward to the group's first hometown gig in two months. Having performed on some schizophrenic bills on tour, the D.C.-based seven-piece band...
Japan's Resistance Seen as Obstacle to APEC Trade Pact: Tariff Reductions Stymie Negotiations
U.S. and Asian officials are meeting in Malaysia to continue work on a huge regional trade agreement, but questions remain as to whether negotiators can cut a deal. A key roadblock, U.S. government and industry officials say, is Japan, which...
Massive Mark McGwire
Mark McGwire's legendary 62nd home run was certainly one of the great feats in sports history. Sure, the home run was exciting, but what that one hit has done for the game of baseball has far more relevance. McGwire has put the game on his broad...
Mids Look at Add to Wake's Misery
ANNAPOLIS - Wake Forest was the hip pick for the 1998 college football season, the team chosen by pundits and prognosticators alike to rise from the depths of Division I-A. So far, not so good. Air Force crushed the Demon Deacons 42-0 Saturday...
Miller, Census Chief Spar at Hearing: Funding Pledged to Continue Work, but Little Else Is Resolved
The head of the House panel monitoring the 2000 census yesterday criticized Census Bureau officials for lacking a "can-do" attitude and implied they were puppets of an administration "on the brink of ruin" that is planning an "illegal census" for political...
Missile Defense Thwarted in Senate: Cloture Move Fails by a Single Vote
The Senate yesterday narrowly rejected a bill urging deployment of a national missile defense system that Republicans say is needed to counter growing missile threats but Democrats claim would weaken arms control. It was the second time the Senate...
Movies;mini-Reviews
OPENING * Let's Talk About Sex (1998) (R) - A first feature from Troy Beyer, who also casts herself as the initiator of the talk, a TV master of ceremonies called Jazz, who recruits roomies Lena (Randi Ingerman) and Michelle (Paget Brewster) to...
Open the Boxes
Thirty-six cardboard boxes now sit in a vault in the Gerald Ford congressional annex, where they are being afforded the full Fort Knox treatment. Under lock, alarm and armed guard, independent counsel Kenneth Starr's report to Congress waits. The...
Out & About
PAST TIMES Twenty-three dealers will offer English and American furniture and accessories, including porcelain, glass, jewelry, silver, Oriental rugs, fine art, folk art and more at the 38th annual Chevy Chase Antique Show, presented by the Woman's...
Pact with USDA Sweet for Tiny Food Processor
A small Philadelphia food company is teaming up with U.S. Department of Agriculture researchers to build a better milkshake. Devine Foods Inc. signed an agreement with the federal agency yesterday to develop a low-fat, low-sugar milkshake in an...
Papers Kept in Old Credit Union: U.S. Capitol Police Guard Locked Office
The most sought-after read of the summer in Washington - independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's report to Congress - sat last night in an old credit union office guarded by a handful of U.S. Capitol Police. The office is located in the southeast...
Police Slay Motorist in Gunbattle: 3rd Road Shooting for Area in a Week
U.S. Park Police shot and killed a man when a routine stop for speeding in Prince George's County turned violent yesterday. One officer was wounded in the exchange of gunfire. The shootout comes on the heels of two roadway shootings. Together...
President Seeks Clergy's Solace at Tomorrow's Prayer Breakfast: Some Inclined to Forgive Him, Others Will Boycott Event
President Clinton will seek spiritual encouragement through his annual post-Labor Day clergy prayer breakfast scheduled for tomorrow morning. A cross-section of Muslim, mainline Protestant and liberal Baptist leaders are among those who've agreed...
Pro-Schools Equals Votes: Mayoral Candidates Put Education First at Forums
A chance to hear how candidates for D.C. mayor propose to fix the city's broken school system did not push parent Alicia Tobechi Rucker into deciding who she will vote for in the Democratic primary next Tuesday. Mrs. Rucker, whose daughter is...
Questionable Harbaugh Points Finger at Elbow
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Baltimore Ravens quarterback Jim Harbaugh says his injured finger feels fine. It's his right elbow that is really bothering him. Harbaugh said tendinitis in his right elbow is keeping him from throwing the ball as crisply...
Roundup
Jordan's agent hints at return to Bulls There's still a chance Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson will return to the Chicago Bulls, Jordan's agent told the Chicago Sun-Times. The newspaper reported yesterday that agent David Falk said Jordan "definitely...
Running Hard: Texas Back Chasing Heisman Trophy as Well as Dorsett's NCAA Record
To the Texas faithful, tailback Ricky Williams is `Baby Earl,' 6 feet and 225 pounds of power, speed and instinct capable of Campbellesque feats in burnt orange. To the rest of the college football world, he seems more like The Austin Enigma. ...
Safeway Store Closes, Residents Feel Sold Out: Southeast Locale Shuttered Oct. 3
Southeast residents yesterday protested the imminent closing of a 41-year-old neighborhood Safeway store, accusing the chain of corporate racism and ignoring the needs of the black community. D.C. Department of Health inspectors have visited the...
Sauerbrey Narrowing Gap: Closes Glendening's 6-Point Lead
Ellen R. Sauerbrey's decision to soften her tough image of four years ago appears to be attracting the voters she will need to unseat Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening. A new poll shows Mrs. Sauerbrey, considered the Republican front-runner...
`Semper Fi' Means Treating Other Marines with Respect
As a former Marine Expeditionary Unit commander, I take issue with the "unidentified" major who said the following in a Sept. 3 Inside the Ring column: "I don't care if my Marines smoke or drink or curse or laugh at sexist jokes. I do care that...
Senate Chairman Champions HUD's Inspector General: Housing Secretary Cuomo Is Criticized
The chairman of the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee yesterday pledged to help protect the Department of Housing and Urban Development's embattled inspector general from attacks by HUD Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo and his top aides. "There is...
Sierra Club Report Ranks D.C. 3rd of 30 Most-Sprawling Cities
The Washington area ranks as the third most sprawl-ridden metropolis in the nation, according to a Sierra Club report released yesterday. Area commuters waste an average of 71 hours a year in traffic congestion, the conservation group noted in...
Some View Reform Plan Skeptically
Dennis Dolinger has been trying to work with the police for 22 years to rid his Southeast neighborhood of drug markets, but he believes his efforts are in vain because officers don't make a consistent effort to rid his community of dealers. "There...
Starr Sends 445-Page Report to House: Leaders of Both Parties OK Release to Public Tomorrow
Independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr yesterday delivered to Congress his long-awaited report containing "substantial and credible information that may constitute grounds for impeachment of the president of the United States." The 445-page report,...
Stubblefield Awaits `Family' Reunion When 49ers Visit
Don't be surprised if Washington Redskins defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield is a bit confused at the start of Monday's game against San Francisco. "It's going to be a little emotional for me when the 49ers' defense is on the field," said Stubblefield,...
Swissair Job Goes to Local Firm
The Navy has tapped Oceaneering Technologies to help recover debris and evidence in the crash of a Swissair jetliner off Nova Scotia. The Upper Marlboro marine technology company has sent one of its remote-operated submersible vehicles and a 10-person...
Theater;mini-Reviews
OPENING * Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Arena Stage. Molly D. Smith directs Tennessee Williams' drama about lust and lies. Tomorrow through Oct. 18. 202/488-3300. * Criminal Genius - Round House Theatre. More adventures with the thieves from...
The D.C. Council Elections
Take a good look at the D.C. Council, because its face and its attitude must change between the Sept. 15th primaries and the Jan. 2 swearing-in. No two ways about it: The council must undergo a political facelift. Chairman Linda Cropp is a...
This Super Show's Far from Finished
ST. LOUIS - People were milling about on the streets of St. Louis into the early-morning hours yesterday. The lobby of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch was filled with people trying to get their hands on the "extra" the newspaper put out on the streets....
Title: Bookstores: Mystery Solved as Small Shops in Area Cover Variety of Topics
Want to know where to find "cozies," as opposed to serial killers? Looking for a place where you're sure to find a copy of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" in preparation for seeing the play at the Studio Theatre? Need to find tomes about...
U.N. Vote Punishes Iraq by Putting off Sanctions Reviews: U.S.-British Resolution OK'd 15-0
NEW YORK - The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously yesterday to punish Iraq for its Aug. 5 decision to cut off cooperation with U.N. weapons inspectors by suspending its regular reviews of Iraqi sanctions. The council voted 15-0 to suspend...
Video Archivists Dig Up Scary Ones: `Exquisite Cadaver' and `Hatchet for Honeymoon' Arrive
The indefatigable archivists at Something Weird Video (206/361-3759) inflict a fresh batch of crazed cassettes on an unsuspecting public. In the fright-flick arena, the label offers Vincente Aranda's 1973 art-house horror The Exquisite Cadaver,...
Vincent A. Goudreau, 88, Budget Analyst
Vincent Alfred Goudreau, 88, a budget analyst with the Department of Defense and longtime Maryland resident, died Sept. 6, 1998 of heart failure at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. Mr. Goudreau retired from the Department of Defense in 1970...
White House: Unseen Findings Biased
The White House lost no time yesterday opening fire on independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr's report, branding a document President Clinton and his aides have not yet seen as a one-sided compilation of allegations. With Mr. Starr's report on...
Who's to Blame for Russia?
Is it too soon to ask who lost Russia? The awful truth is that the answer is no. The Russian economic and political crisis is spiralling out of control. Russia has had no government for more than two weeks. The ruble is plunging so fast that prices...
Will the Big Bucks for Browns Affect Sale Price of Redskins?
Everybody gasped when the Carolina Panthers and Jacksonville Jaguars anted up $140 million apiece to join the NFL three years ago. But that's just chump change compared to what Cleveland banker Alfred Lerner is paying for the honor of owning the revivified...