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 October 21, 1999

A Mammoth Discovery: Scientists Hope to Successfully Clone Pachyderm
Scientists hope their discovery of a woolly mammoth will provide information about life thousands of years ago and perhaps produce a live specimen through cloning. Sunday, as a gigantic transportation helicopter struggled to lift a 23-ton block...
`Arlington Road,' `Hideous Kinky' Coming Soon to Rental Counters: Artisan to Release `Blair Witch Project' for Sale Tomorrow
THE `A' LIST A few of the higher-profiled theatrical releases coming soon to a video store near you include Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack in Mark Pellington's ingenious paean to political paranoia Arlington Road, "Titanic" starlet Kate...
Bailey Takes First Weekly Honor with the Ease of a Veteran
Washington Redskins rookie cornerback Champ Bailey took his selection as the NFC Defensive Player of the Week in the same easy stride with which he raced into the end zone with the first of his three interceptions in last Sunday's 24-10 victory at...
Beating Victim's Family Asks for Protection
The family of a woman beaten to death on a Prince William County street corner asked for police protection yesterday. Meanwhile, a jury continued to deliberate on the fate of one of two teen-age girls charged with murder in the death of Natalie...
Bobby Bowden Faces a Career Milestone, His Son at Clemson
This is how Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden sizes up what's going to happen Saturday night when the Seminoles visit Clemson: "I could never have put this game together like it turned out," he said. "It's amazing. I just can't believe it."...
Bringing Art to Life at Area Gardens: Longwood among Horticultural Treasures
WILMINGTON, Del. - Millionaires can dare to dream without limits, and in 1907 financier Pierre S. du Pont, inspired by the great gardens of Europe, dreamed a not impossible dream: to make Longwood, the 1,050 acres he had bought in the Brandywine...
Budget Endgame
The latest mantra from the White House emphasizes the need to make "tough choices." Referring to the Republican-majority Congress' propensity to use accounting subterfuge in preparing its annual spending bills, President Clinton blasted the GOP during...
Calvin Griffith Dies at 87; Moved Senators to Minnesota
Calvin Griffith, who became a reviled figure to Washington baseball fans by moving the original Senators to Minnesota after the 1960 season, died yesterday in Melbourne, Fla. He was 87. Griffith developed pneumonia, a kidney infection and high...
Caps Chastised for Play against Anaheim
First, there was a hard skate for 10 minutes. That was followed by a lecture that lasted 40 minutes. There was a brief break for water and then a brisk 50 minutes of practice that featured a lot of the physical contact that was missing Tuesday night...
Chiefs Receiver Alexander Intends to Show Up Ravens
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Derrick Alexander is out to prove the Baltimore Ravens' front office made a huge mistake. Alexander, the Kansas City Chiefs' big-play receiver, wants to show Ravens owner Art Modell how wrong the organization was for not re-signing...
Child-Data Collection Restricted on Internet
The Federal Trade Commission said yesterday that Internet companies can collect information on line from children under 13, but only if their parents approve and the companies don't share the data with a third party. That compromise was among the...
Clinton Conciliatory on Spending: Charges Linger on Social Security
President Clinton yesterday backpedaled from White House accusations that Republicans have already spent the Social Security surplus, sounding a more conciliatory tone on the second day of high-stakes budget talks. "There is a big controversy,...
Clinton Plans Oslo Trip to Revive Mideast Talks
President Clinton will travel to Oslo in two weeks to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leaders and revive the Mideast peace process, National Security Adviser Samuel R. Berger said yesterday. The announcement of the Oslo visit, and a strong defense...
Clinton Rips Bush for Forgoing Federal Funding for Campaign: GOP Scoffs at His Concerns It Puts Rivals at Disadvantage
President Clinton yesterday criticized George W. Bush for refusing to accept federal matching funds that would limit his campaign fund-raising and called the Texas governor's bulging war chest unfair to other GOP hopefuls. "Governor Bush is the...
Daschle Accuses GOP of Racial Bias: Sees `Pattern' Developing in Moseley-Braun Nomination
Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle said yesterday that former Sen. Carol Moseley-Braun, President Clinton's ethically troubled nominee to become ambassador to New Zealand, is the "latest victim" of Republican animosity toward minorities. Mr. Daschle,...
D.C. Layoffs Are a Must
In 1985 there were 41,000 men and women working for the D.C. government. By 1992, that number had risen to a record 50,000, before dropping to 45,000 in 1994 - prohibitive figures that helped lead to insolvency and utter incompetence. While the work...
Education's Parent Trap: Americans Set Low Academic Standards
American children who aren't exactly 8 o'clock scholars often rate themselves better students than they really are. They don't know enough to know what they don't know. It now turns out that many parents do that, too. In a study of several hundred...
Embassy Row
IT TAKES AN OPTIMIST President Clinton's special envoy for Cyprus is the type of diplomat who always thinks the glass of water is half full. "By nature, I'm an optimist. I wouldn't have taken the job if I wasn't an optimist," Alfred Moses told...
EPA's Bogeyman
The environmental police have a real problem with consumer choice - especially when consumers choose family-sized sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) rather than the micro-sized economy cars favored by federal regulators. But instead of attacking choice...
`Evil Diversity': What Color Is Your Kindergartener?
Rosa Parks probably has no idea who Grace Tuttle, Rachel Sechler or Jacob Eisenberg are, and it will be some years before they are old enough to understand who the famed civil rights figure is and what she went through. But in their own unwitting...
Exports Hit Record, but China Trade Deficit Still Rising
Exports surged to a record $82 billion in August, in a strong sign that American manufacturers and farmers are reviving as economies overseas recover from last year's global crisis, the Commerce Department reported yesterday. But America's trade...
Fire Chief Faces the Heat over Upgrades in Safety
D.C. Council member Sharon Ambrose wants the chief of the Fire and Emergency Medical Service Department to explain why he has not made changes that would make the jobs of firefighters safer. Mrs. Ambrose, Ward 6 Democrat, has summoned Chief Donald...
Gilmore Eyes Fast Lane for I-66 Expansion Inside the Beltway
Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III told Northern Virginia business leaders yesterday that he is serious about building a third lane in each direction on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway, and that he expects to move forward as quickly as possible....
Girl's Killer Gets 30 More Years: Clark Sentenced for Dorr Murder
A Montgomery County judge yesterday sentenced Hadden Irving Clark to a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison for his conviction in the murder of 6-year-old Michele Lee Dorr 13 years ago. Montgomery County Circuit Judge Michael Mason said Clark...
Glendening Hits Curran's Handgun-Ban Twist
ANNAPOLIS - Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening yesterday said state Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr.'s proposal to ban nearly all handgun sales to civilians makes his controversial "smart gun" plan appear less restrictive. "We have to have...
GOP Stopping Monumental Decision: Western Lawmakers Want to Block Clinton from Designating Arizona Plateau
Congressional Republicans are moving to block the Clinton administration's plan to designate 570,000 acres near the Grand Canyon as a national monument and to restrict other future designations. Western lawmakers are still angry about President...
Gospel Duo Stands by Claim Homosexuality Is `Not Natural': 2 Years Later, Winans Troubled by Reaction of Black Church
Crusading against homosexuality isn't all it's cracked up to be, say two singers whose song "Not Natural" rocked the gospel music industry two years ago this month. That's when Angie and Debbie Winans, members of the famous Winans family gospel...
Griffiths Kept It in the Family
Long before Sister Sledge and Willie Stargell popularized the theme, "We Are Family," baseball's Griffith clan was following the same principle - for better or usually worse. You didn't have to be especially talented or bright to work for the Washington...
Inside the Beltway
NO JOKE Guess who's writing another book on the Internal Revenue Service? That would be Shelley L. Davis, the historian hired by the IRS to write an institutional history, only she stumbled upon so many unethical IRS bureaucrats she ended...
Interfaith Forum Issues Manifesto: Seeks Global End to Killing, Lying, Stealing, Sexual Immorality
The Parliament of World Religions, the pioneer forum of interfaith cooperation, yesterday issued a manifesto on world ethics that it will ponder further at a South Africa assembly in December. The document, only the latest of many visionary creeds...
Jury Awards $98 Million in Death of Starbucks Informant: Mother Gets Settlement for Police Failing to Give Protection
A federal jury yesterday decided that the mother of a police informant stomped to death during the Starbucks coffee-shop murder investigation should receive $98 million in damages from D.C. police. Terry E. Butera of Alexandria had sought $115...
Kasparov vs. World Ending on Sour Note: Did Chess Hackers Waylay Match?
The world may have been created in six days, but it started falling apart around Move 51. The much-ballyhooed "Kasparov vs. the World" chess match - pitting world champion Garry Kasparov against millions of players around the globe voting over...
Lawmakers Press White House to Put Cuba on Drug List: Say Tons of Cocaine Pass through Island
The White House is coming under increasing pressure to place Cuba on the list of "major" drug-transiting nations for the first time, congressional and Clinton administration officials said yesterday. "The regular use of Cuban airspace and the [Drug...
Mending Trend
William Bennett has just released his latest edition of the Index of Leading Cultural Indicators, a revealing, comprehensive, up-to-date examination of the social health of our country. Mr. Bennett is one of the most perceptive observers and critics...
Movies;mini-Reviews
OPENING * Bats (1999) (R) - A horror thriller about a plague of genetically enhanced, marauding bats, an immediate threat to a small town in Texas. Dina Meyer stars as the zoologist who struggles to stop the scourge, aided by colleague Leon and...
Mrs. Dole Quits Race, Cites Lack of Money: With Husband Bob at Her Side, She Pledges Not to Disappear
Elizabeth Dole, out of money but not charm, yesterday abruptly quit the Republican presidential nomination contest. "It would be futile to continue," Mrs. Dole told a crowded, hastily called press conference at the St. Regis Hotel. Most of...
New Effort Aims to Keep Older Workers on the Job
A group of corporate leaders, concerned about the dwindling labor supply, is calling for sweeping changes to federal policy to make it easier for older employees to keep working. With the unemployment rate hovering at a 29-year low of 4.2 percent,...
No Clear Favorite to Win Sunday's Title
A reminder to the front-runners at Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon: Don't quit your day job. Since its inaugural running in 1976, the Marine Corps Marathon has differentiated itself from the world's other largest marathons by its refusal to pay...
N.Y. Broadcaster Decides to Tune out Hillary's Campaign: Refusal to Offer Media Interviews Cited
NEW YORK - First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton may be listening to New Yorkers as she prepares for a probable senatorial campaign, but at least two radio and TV organizations have decided to tune her out until she has something important to say. ...
Occidental Grill Looks Eastward for New Inspiration: Fish, Asian Influence Reveal Times Change at D.C. Landmark
The Occidental Grill has gone Oriental. That may be overstating the case about changes afoot under the direction of executive chef Patrick Bazin at this Washington landmark beside the Willard Inter-Continental Hotel. How else to react to tempura...
Out and About
NOW AND ZEN The bow and arrow hardly seem calming, but Japanese "Kyudo" masters actually meditate while arching the bow. The Smithsonian Associates' "Zen Archery: The Art of Kyudo (`the way of the bow')" promises to be an enlightening event, as...
Painful Decision for Terps' T. Jackson
In addition to the pain Tony Jackson has battled the past seven weeks, the junior strong safety said yesterday he has grappled with thoughts of quitting Maryland's football team. The reason is Jackson's promising baseball career, which could be...
Playing Through: Casey Martin Is One on the Verge of Earning PGA Tour Card
DOTHAN, Ala. - Golf's sentimental son is on the brink of a major breakthrough. Casey Martin, the disabled golfer who successfully sued the PGA Tour 20 months ago for the right to ride a cart in tour-sponsored events, has arrived at the Nike Tour's...
Punter Turk out with Finger Injury
Washington Redskins punter Matt Turk could miss several weeks after undergoing surgery last night to insert a pin in his left index finger. The Redskins will try out five punters today while quarterback Brad Johnson replaces Turk as the holder. ...
Redskins' Victories Give Male Fans Testosterone Jolt: Studies Show Hormone Rise Up to 28%
The stands at Redskins Stadium must be full of swaggering he-men if research from their eggheaded counterparts has any credence. The Redskins win, and the testosterone level of the ardent male fan skyrockets, and he is filled with the ebullience...
Reno Opposed Granting Clemency to 16 Puerto Rican Terrorists: Clinton Sought Release despite Warning That They Were a Threat
President Clinton offered clemency to 16 Puerto Rican terrorists a month after Attorney General Janet Reno concluded in a report that their release from prison posed an ongoing threat to U.S. national security. But Deputy Attorney General Eric...
Small Venues Offer Powerful Stuff: Cozy Clubs Feature Special Allure That Seems to Fit Season
Something about these crisp autumn nights makes you want to cozy up to the fireplace and get warm. Musically speaking, that translates into smaller venues - somehow, those big drafty auditoriums don't quite cut it when all you want to do is hunker...
Strickland Fined for Missing Practice
The Washington Wizards took swift action against Rod Strickland yesterday, fining him and declining to take him to Cleveland after the starting point guard missed practice. The Wizards traveled to Cleveland yesterday for today's preseason game...
Swiss Object to Handling of Boy: Incest Suspect Cuffed, Detained
GOLDEN, Colo. - The case of a 10-year-old Swiss-American boy who was pulled from his bed, handcuffed, shackled and arrested on incest charges has ignited an international furor over the treatment of juvenile offenders. The Swiss Embassy is objecting...
This Name Game Could Get Costly
If Dan Snyder is going to start charging TV stations to use the Redskins name and logo on highlight shows, well, I just wonder where it's all going to end. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if The Washington Times received a letter from Snyder's lawyers...
Ticket Limit and Fourth Day Are Set for Next Year's Event
The PGA Tour, possibly in reaction to the unruly fans at last month's Ryder Cup, announced yesterday that it will limit the number of tickets sold for next year's Presidents Cup at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Lake Manassas, Va., Oct. 19-22....
Turkey Eyes Joining European Union: Greece Won't Oppose Its Membership
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Turkey is moving closer to membership in the affluent European Union after Greece and the Greek-speaking portion of Cyprus formally welcomed its candidacy. With Greek objections removed, the European Union is expected to put Turkey...
United to Play Talley Again
D.C. United coach Thomas Rongen isn't going to waste Carlos Llamosa on the Miami Fusion. Carey Talley, United's second-year defender, performed so well for the injured Llamosa in last Saturday's 2-0 win against the Miami Fusion in Game 1 of Major...
Wahid Elected Indonesia President: Surprise Win Sparks Clashes with Police
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A frail Muslim cleric defeated the front-running candidate, Megawati Sukarnoputri, in Indonesia's first contested presidential election yesterday, triggering pleas for reconciliation amid clashes between angry voters and police....
Warner Opposes Return of Vieques: Calls Navy Base in Puerto Rico Vital
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John W. Warner says he will not allow Congress to return the key naval training base of Vieques to the government of Puerto Rico. "I will employ every right a U.S. senator has not to let [that bill] pass,"...
Writer's Wizardry with Words Welcomed: Young Fans Mob British Author at Signings
She came, she saw, she signed. J.K. (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling, the 34-year-old writer whose fabulously successful Harry Potter books occupy the top three spots on the New York Times bestseller list, got a royal reception this week. The British...
Yankees Relish Chance to Confirm Their Status
Perspective can be a funny thing. Take the New York Yankees. They won 98 games - tops in the American League and third-best in baseball - this season and yet there is a perception that the Bronx Bombers had a down year. "I think part of it...