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 June 29, 1999

Advocates for the Good Win with Time, Effort
Sometimes the good guys win. Not always right away, of course, but eventually. The recent capitulation by the American Psychological Association (APA) concerning its publication of an article advocating the substitution of the phrase "adult-child...
At Funeral, Pleas for Action: Foster-El Praised for Caring
In his eulogy for Helen Foster-El, the Rev. Bernard M. Taylor chastised local government officials for coming to violence-plagued communities only when the cameras are rolling. "It's not until tragedy strikes that we can get any response," Mr....
CAFE Dreaming
The 70s may be back in vogue, but one relic of that should be left in the time capsule, Federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, or CAFE for short. CAFE arose out of the Energy Policy Conservation Act (EPCA) in 1974, when belligerent Arab...
California Fund-Raisers Seen as Big Boost for Bush, Party: Lack of Money May Push GOP Rivals out of Race
LOS ANGELES - George W. Bush, making his first trip to California as a presidential nomination contender, is raising so much money so early that some Republicans foresee some of his competitors dropping out of the race soon for lack of money. ...
Children Spend 4 Hours a Day Glued to a Screen: Most Don't Recognize Famous Names
Nearly half of all children age 2 to 17 have a television set in their bedroom, and they now spend more than three hours a day in front of the tube - both all-time highs, according to new studies released yesterday. As a result, more children age...
Clinton Outlines Plans to Use Expected $1 Trillion Surplus
President Clinton predicted yesterday that the government will collect $1 trillion in previously unexpected surplus revenue over the next 15 years and announced plans to spend much of the windfall on new programs. Mr. Clinton continued to resist...
Commencement Speaker Stepped over the Line
In "Faith, pomp and censors at graduation" (Commentary, June 25), Maggie Gallagher says Amador Valley High School (Pleasanton, Calif.) was wrong in telling a student speaker at a graduation to remove active Christian proselytizing from his speech...
Cooke's Lasting Legacy: Tumultuous Redskins Sale Makes Owners Plan Ahead
Jack Kent Cooke has been dead for more than two years now, but his legacy continues to live on far beyond Redskin Park. With the tumultuous nine-month sale of the Washington Redskins nearing an official end, sports team owners are now taking a...
Cosmetic Laws Won't Tame Unruly Teens
Who contends you can't legislate human behavior? Only adults. You couldn't prove that by children. In Louisiana, the legislature passed the Aretha Franklin law that requires students in kindergarten through fifth grade to respect their teachers...
D.C. Fails to Publish Sex-Offender Registry: Panel Charged with Task Has Done Little
A D.C. advisory council formed two years ago to determine how and which sex offenders should be registered has not placed a rapist, child molester - nor even a peeping Tom - into a public database, despite a federal mandate to do so. "They've...
Dueling Agendas
Speaking on behalf of their respective parties, President Clinton and Republican leaders in the House have given the American people clear choices. On Friday morning, Republicans held a GOP leadership rally at the U.S. Capitol and outlined their legislative...
Duke's Devil: First Player to Leave Program Early Has Plenty to Prove
Several weeks after losing the national championship game to Connecticut, Elton Brand and his Duke teammates held a late-night get-together after their basketball banquet. It was a little odd. The Blue Devils were in the midst of a collegiate...
Ekezie Well on the Road to Recovery, Optimistic He'll Be High Selection
As he walked to Cole Field House between classes last Tuesday, Obinna Ekezie felt great. It wasn't the first time the former Maryland basketball standout felt marked improvement in his recovery from a ruptured Achilles tendon, but it was still...
Embassy Row
EMBASSIES REOPENED The United States yesterday reopened embassies in five African countries that were closed last week because of suspicions they were under terrorist surveillance. The embassies in Gambia, Liberia, Namibia, Senegal and Togo...
ENDLESS SUMMER: Fun, Stimulating Activities for Youngsters Can Minimize the `I'm Bored' Complaints
It's summertime, and the living should be easy. But for parents who have to compensate for the lost structure of school-filled days and entertain hot, antsy and bored children, summer can be the most difficult time of the year. "I have two...
Fascination with Lincoln Draws Visitors to Theater
The boy's question rings out over the din of a busload of tourists and restless seventh-graders on a recent field trip to Ford's Theatre: "Where'd they shoot him?" The famous box where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, however, is closed to the...
Financial Dysfunctions and Unhealty Attitudes
Most families have at least one notable relative whose unusual perspective on money becomes part of family lore. My friend's Aunt Helen, for example, scooped into her voluminous handbag every leftover roll, butter pat, salad dressing packet and...
Free Agents? New NBA Rules Alter Player Reps' Roles
Like donning a garish, ill-fitting suit on draft day, hiring an agent has long been a rite of passage for NBA rookies-to-be. But while pinstriped, fire-engine-red ensembles will always have their place on the podium, agents - at least the old-fashioned...
Groups Sue Global Firms Trading with Havana: Claim Hiring Practices Aid Regime but Harm People
An anti-Castro group and a Cuban labor union are seeking $1.35 billion in compensatory damages from 40 international companies, claiming they have aided in the oppression of the Cuban people. Sixteen Cuban and 24 domestic and international corporations...
Hechinger Donates Land, Building for Birth Center
John W. Hechinger Sr. yesterday signed over the deed to 1.2 acres of land and a vacant Safeway building that he and city officials hope will dramatically reduce the death rate among newborn children in the poorest parts of the city. Delegate...
Here's What to Do When Summertime Gripes Hit
The sounds of summer include the splash of water, the smack of a baseball bat - and whining. The three classic whines of summer - "I have nothing to do!" "I'm too hot to play!" or "Are we there yet?" - can drive even the calmest parent crazy. ...
House Republican Sues White House: Barr Claims His Privacy Was Violated
The congressman who led the impeachment drive against President Clinton is now suing the White House for violating his privacy and trying to damage his reputation. Rep. Bob Barr, Georgia Republican, charges that the Clinton administration broke...
Hubbell Deals with Starr Again: Pact May Spur Charges against Hillary
Convicted felon Webster L. Hubbell has signed a deal with independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr to avoid prison in exchange for admitting he lied about legal work he did for an Arkansas real estate project on which he worked with Hillary Rodham Clinton....
Inside Politics
CLINTON DENIES REPORT President Clinton does not plan to run for the Senate, the White House said yesterday, denying a report published in the New Yorker magazine. "I talked to him this morning, and he said he's not running for the Senate,"...
Inside the Beltway
HATCH ACT One of the first reactions, if not criticisms, surrounding Sen. Orrin G. Hatch's decision to enter the 2000 presidential race, is how the 65-year-old Utah Republican will juggle a campaign with his plateful of responsibilities as chairman...
Java Joints Keep Jumping: Coffee Chains Find Market Unquenched
Seattle Coffee Co. is bringing its gourmet beans to the Washington area, adding to an already saturated coffee market. The Seattle-based company, which owns 60 cafes under the names Seattle's Best Coffee and Torrefazione Italia in eight other...
Low-Paid Workers in Area Get More
The booming economy and tight labor market finally are paying off for workers at the bottom of the pay scale, especially in the Washington area. Local employees at the bottom of the wage scale earned bigger pay increases from 1996 to 1998 than...
Mexicans Study Politics 101, American Style: Electoral Fraud No Longer Yields Victory at Polls
CHOLULA, Mexico - Forget Ernesto Zedillo or Cuauhtemoc Cardenas. Gabriel Gonzalez is the new face of Mexican politics. Or rather the man behind the face. Though Americans hardly blink at modern campaign consultants who spin their candidates...
Mixed Welcome Greets Orioles
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - On the biggest night of the summer for a town that calls itself Baseball City USA, the Baltimore Orioles put on their best faces and were on their best behavior. Autographs and an overdose of fan interaction soothed some feelings...
New Calling Chaos: County Offices Change Phone Numbers
A three-minute wait, one "all-of-our-agents-are-busy" recording and a "sorry-please-keep-holding" message later, a busy signal interrupted the call. That's what happened when callers dialed Montgomery County government's information line before...
No. 23 Francis Should Be No. 1
Steve Francis already stands tall in Washington, with his figure on a giant poster on a wall across from MCI Center. After tomorrow, that poster will be a postage stamp compared to the impact Francis could have on the sports world if he is the...
Nominee Sought Limited Missile Defense: Holum Didn't Want to Upset Moscow
President Clinton's nominee for a top State Department arms control post sought to limit U.S. development of missile defenses during the early 1990s to further arms talks with Russia. John Holum, the nominee for the new position of undersecretary...
No Pregnant Pauses in This Delivery
As I type these words, I am a father of one. By the time you read this, I will be a father of two. How do I know this? Are deadlines that spread out here? No, not really. It's technology. It's the science of labor management in the 1990s....
Orthodox Leaders Call Milosevic `Root of All Evil': Kosovo Bishop Blames Him for NATO Destruction
GRACANICA, Yugoslavia - Serbian Orthodox Church leaders denounced President Slobodan Milosevic as "the root of all evil" during an emotional ceremony yesterday on the 610th anniversary of Serbia's greatest defeat in the Battle of Kosovo. The church...
Parents Not Yet Plugged in to TV-Monitoring Device: V-Chip Debuts with Little Fanfare, except from Industry
If V is for victory, who wins with the V-chip? Is it parents who want to protect their kids from sex, violence and foul language on TV? Or broadcasters who might use the V-chip as an excuse to further erode standards of decency? On Thursday,...
Quayle Hits Bush Stance on Vice-Presidential Pick: Says Running Mate Needs to Be Compatible
Former Vice President Dan Quayle said yesterday that Texas Gov. George W. Bush "made no sense at all" when he stated that his running mate would not have to share his opposition to abortion. In an interview with The Washington Times, Mr. Quayle...
Rape in the Name of the War on Drugs
Sometimes something smells so bad everybody wants to do something about it. Imagine, if you can, these political odd couples: Henry Hyde and Barney Frank, Bob Barr and Bill Delahunt. They got together the other day to work on eradicating a really...
`Remember' Juvenile Diabetics: Children Mount Drive for Funds
Unlike most youngsters, Becca Guiterman has concerns that extend beyond chatting on the phone with friends, watching videos of rock stars on MTV and playing with her cuddly white bichon frise dogs. Her priorities are eating incremental meals and...
Survivor of Fatal Crash Recalls Teen's Driving: Says He Ignored Pleas to Slow Down
The Subaru Outback was swerving all over the road, but 16-year-old Michael Schoenfeld kept accelerating and ignoring the pleas of his five screaming passengers, one of the survivors of a horrific 1998 car crash testified yesterday. "Everybody was...
Tear-Gas Firing Upsets Residents
Tear-gas guns fired at the Lorton correctional complex firing range this weekend have upset some neighbors who thought the range would be closed to all firearm activity, a Fairfax County supervisor said yesterday. The range was run by the D.C....
The Elastic Clinton Doctrine
Making sense of the Kosovo campaign and figuring out precisely what lessons it teaches us are activities that are going to take months and years, not days and weeks. The earliest assessments range from the proclamation of the New York Times' Thomas...
The Mayor Blew It
Helen Foster-El was buried yesterday. She is the grandmother who, one week ago, took a bullet in the back in order to protect innocent children from gunfire. Her service was held at a Open Door Baptist Church near her home on 56th Street SE. Hers...
The Nightmare at DOE
If you have reached the point where you thought the situation at the Energy Department could not get any worse, think again. The past few days have seen a series of developments that suggest that - unless Congress takes dramatic action to reform both...
The Unfulfilled Promise of a New Day
I'm a morning person. I just love the promise that comes with each dawn. When the household is still slumbering, I can actually hear myself think. Before the chaos of the day sets in, I'm always amazed at how lucid my thoughts are. While sipping...
U.N. Begins Taking Kosovar Refugees Back to Their Homes: Half of Ethnic Albanians Left Camps Early
NEW YORK - The U.N. refugee agency began the first organized repatriation of ethnic Albanian refugees to Kosovo yesterday, setting up bus convoys from Macedonia after half the refugees had already gone home on their own. U.N. officials, who began...
United Grades High in Midseason Report
D.C. United has the best record in Major League Soccer, it leads the league in scoring and its attendance has never been higher. So at the midway point of the season, it's hard to give the team anything but good grades. United is 11-5 with 29...
U.S. Doesn't See KLA as Culprit in Killings
The U.S. government and the United Nations said yesterday they have no plans to investigate the Kosovo Liberation Army for possible war crimes, arguing that a wave of revenge against Serbs in the province does not appear to be coordinated by the KLA...
Welfare Reform Expands Citizenry: Naturalization Rise Linked to Benefits
The number of immigrants who became U.S. citizens more than doubled in the year after welfare reform eliminated benefits for noncitizens, according to a report by the Government Accounting Office. The study confirms that an "all-time high" number...
Why Hillary Won't Run
When Sen. Dale Bumpers announced that he wouldn't seek reelection last year - following the lead of his fellow Arkansas Democrat, Sen. David Pryor, who retired in 1996 - some of us suggested first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton should run for the Senate....