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 May 16, 1999

2 Women Graduate into VMI History
****AMID CHEERS AND PRAISE, ITS FIRST FEMALE CADETS HAVE MIXED FEELINGS AS THEY MOVE ON.**** LEXINGTON, Va. - The Virginia Military Institute yesterday graduated female cadets for the first time in the school's storied 160-year history. A...
Accidents Increase Dissent in Congress
There are fresh signs that more Democrats have become disenchanted with the U.S.-led war against Yugoslavia in the wake of a rash of accidental bombings of civilian targets. "I don't believe you can win wars by tossing bombs around like popcorn,"...
Air Force Memorial Site Foes Vow to Fight on despite Ruling: Modern Monument to Be Put near Corps' Iwo Jima
Opponents of a proposed Air Force memorial on grounds near the Marine Corps' Iwo Jima Memorial say the fight is not over despite a recent court ruling that dismissed a suit seeking to stop construction of the ultramodern structure. "This is not...
An Italian Fortress for One's Playground
In Italy between the two world wars, Percy Lubbock married Lady Sybil Cutting, and the painter Aubrey Waterfield, Kinta Beevor's father, found the couple a secluded seaside spot at Lerici, not far from where the poet Shelley drowned, to build themselves...
Arab Candidate Quits Race for Premier: Move Improves Barak's Chances
JERUSALEM - Israel's first Arab candidate for prime minister dropped out of the race yesterday, dealing a serious setback to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's efforts to defeat Labor challenger Ehud Barak. Azmi Bishara said he made the decision...
Bilingual Classes Ban Gets A in California: Immigrants' Enthusiasm Belies Critics
LOS ANGELES - The controversial California law banning most existing forms of bilingual education for the state's 1.4 million immigrant children has quietly and quickly won wide acceptance. In many school districts around the state, teachers who...
Bombing Our Way into a Crisis
As I read several of the Commentary columns May 2nd, I became convinced that NATO and our media have done a lousy job of telling us why we are bombing Yugoslavia. Simply put, we launched a war against the Serbs because Yugoslav President Slobodan...
Chinese Hackers Raid U.S. Computers
****CYBER ATTACKS ON TOP-LEVEL U.S. SITES BEGIN AFTER NATO BOMBS THEIR EMBASSY IN BELGRADE.**** Chinese hackers have attacked U.S. government information systems, including the White House network, in response to the errant bombing of the Chinese...
Court Decision Spells End of Marines' Course
A federal appeals court decision in Richmond last week will mean the end of the famed Marine Corps Marathon course in two years. The decision, which gives the U.S. Air Force Memorial Foundation approval to build its monument on the grounds of...
Excellent Meeting Pulls Up
BALTIMORE - Excellent Meeting was eased on the final turn of the 124th Preakness Stakes yesterday after suffering breathing problems. A 6-1 fourth choice after finishing fifth in the Kentucky Derby, Excellent Meeting quickly fell to last and never...
Grading Our Military Strikes in Yugoslavia
I would like to respond to your May 11 article "As strikes mount, so do errors." Throughout high school and college, it was a rare occasion when I managed a perfect score on a test, a homework assignment, a term paper or an evaluation. In fact, once...
Greek Businesses Prepare to Rebuild Balkans
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Greek businesses and banks already are gearing up to take part in what they estimate will be a $30 billion reconstruction effort in the Balkans once the Kosovo conflict is resolved. An estimated 57 Greek firms and banks have signed...
Group Tries to Force EPA to Release Data: Shelby Unable to Get Pollution Figures
The Environmental Protection Agency is using "secret science" to push for more air quality regulation, critics say. A group called Citizens for the Integrity of Science (CFIS) has filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act to obtain the...
Guzman Forced out as Rangers Drub O's
ARLINGTON, Texas - For an idea of how the Baltimore Orioles' season has gone, look no further than last night's affair with the Texas Rangers. The Orioles were getting a rare sharp pitching performance from starter Juan Guzman before the bottom...
Information That's Even Better Than Chicken Soup
"Achoo" means one thing in spring - allergies. It may seem there is little one can do about the watery, itchy eyes and sinus misery of the season, but there are ways to lessen the effects of airborne irritants, such as following the tips and ideas...
Kid Control Is Better Than Gun Control
It was predictable that those with an antigun agenda would react to the tragedy in Colorado as they have. They are hardly interested in solutions, or even in understanding the "problems" of today's youth. They are only preoccupied with how misdeeds...
King Tut Must Take the Wraps off His Wallet
I turn my back for one minute - OK, a day - and what happens? Abe Pollin sells the Capitals to Victor Buono. (The first thing the guy will probably do is fire the Zamboni driver and replace him with Mr. Freeze.) You have to admit Ted Leonsis...
KLA, Well Known Thugs
The Washington Times is to be congratulated for two articles by Jerry Seper exposing the involvement of the Kosovo Liberation Army and its ties to the terrorist Osama bin Laden ("KLA finances fight with heroin sales," May 3, and "KLA rebels train in...
Legality of Graduation Prayers Still Not Clear after Court Ruling
The latest of six federal court rulings on the legality of reciting prayers at high school graduations confuses an already perplexing situation regarding students' religious and free-speech rights, lawyers contend. The ruling in question comes...
Man Runs onto Track, Disrupts Early Race
BALTIMORE - It was like a matador staring down the running of the bulls. Unfortunately, it was a horse race. A 23-year-old Harford County man was sent to a local hospital for psychiatric evaluation yesterday after interfering with the seventh race...
Marketing Is Big Part of Diplomacy
****THERE ARE 165 RESIDENT AMBASSADORS IN THIS COUNTRY, AND THEY ARE OFTEN ON THE ROAD.**** Reminiscing about highlights of his time in Washington, former Austrian Ambassador Helmut Tuerk giggled with delight in telling how he caught "the big one."...
McCavera, Hoyas Face Irish Today
Georgetown men's lacrosse coach Dave Urick is not exactly sure when Greg McCavera was transformed into a complete offensive player, only that it happened last season. The compact speedster has been a prolific scorer since he arrived on the Hilltop,...
McEnroe Reaches Semis vs. Gomez
Washington wasn't ready for John McEnroe to live up to his reputation. The former bad boy of men's tennis demonstrated the kind of behavior that made him famous yesterday at William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center. McEnroe, 40, argued chair...
Military Aviators Show off Aircraft: Visitors Flock to Andrews for Highflying Planes
Hundreds of thousands of spectators packed Andrews Air Force Base yesterday for the annual air show, despite threats of cancellation because of current military actions and a grounded main attraction - the Air Force Thunderbirds. The base is hosting...
NATO Error, Duma Dispute Deter Diplomacy in Kosovo
NATO's blunder at the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade and the political upheaval in Moscow are complicating President Clinton's quest for a diplomatic solution in Kosovo. They also are hampering Mr. Clinton's fervent quest for a legacy that extends...
No. 2 Partner Ledecky Will Share Responsibility
For one of the few times in his professional life, Jonathan Ledecky, the new minority owner of the Washington Capitals, is playing second banana. This does not necessarily mean second fiddle. "It's been an incredibly positive experience for me,''...
No Rest for Tax-Cutters
Well, they all agreed. The mayor, the D.C. Council and the control board have ironed out their tax-cutting differences and signed on to a rewarding tax-reform package that restructures personal-income taxes and trims tax rates to keep more money...
Panel Pushes Science, Math for Collegians
To compete in the new millennium, students at colleges and universities should be required to take more courses in science, math and technology, regardless of their majors. So says a National Research Council panel that reviewed the nation's academic...
Pope Raises Hopes, but Attack on Serbia Clouds Church Ties
The papal visit to Orthodox Romania and the NATO bombing of Orthodox Serbia have focused attention on Eastern Christianity, but church leaders say the events have complicated global Christian relations. By making the papal visit to Romania, the...
President Urges Producers to End Violence in Films: Stars Pay to Visit Campaign Dinner
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - President Clinton yesterday challenged the entertainment industry to stop showing images of guns and gore to children, but then he took $1.7 million from directors and actors who create some of Hollywood's most violent films....
Pyongyang's Launch Met by Indifference
****THE WHITE HOUSE STANDS FIRM AGAINST IMPLEMENTING A DEFENSE AGAINST MISSILES.**** President Clinton has shown flexibility on nearly every political issue but stood firm on one: a national defense against long-range missiles. There will be none...
Roundup
MAGGETTE FOLLOWS HEART, WILL LEAVE DUKE FOR NBA Corey Maggette has decided against Michael Jordan's advice and will become the third Duke player to leave school early this year. Maggette told the Chicago Tribune yesterday he would follow his...
Search for O'Hairs Comes Up Empty; Suspect Faces Charges
UVALDE, Texas - A second FBI search of a ranch northwest of here recently failed to turn up evidence about the disappearance and almost-certain murder of atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair and two of her children. In Austin, meanwhile, a grand jury...
Sheinbein's Attorney to Ask Time to Plead Insanity
JERUSALEM - The lawyer representing Samuel Sheinbein will ask for a one-month delay today at the start of his client's trial, in which he faces charges of murdering a fellow American citizen. Former Justice Minister David Libai, one of Israel's...
Society's Role in Littleton
In the wake of the shooting at Columbine High School holding our stagnant public education system to blame would be too easy. Internationally inferior, our public schools fail miserably at academic schooling and utterly at social schooling. Cliques...
Spinnerbaits: The Hottest Lures of All
A local bass fishing guide - who must remain unidentified lest he risk losing a sponsor who supplies him with fishing lures from a competing company - recently called to inquire about another brand, asking, "Do you have a couple of Terminator spinnerbaits...
Terrorized Students Just the Latest in Hindu Intolerance
The threats made by Duke University students against fellow students Berin Szoka and Jay Strader after they criticized the establishment of a Hinduism major is an outrage ("Students terrorized for letters of protest," May 9). Mr. Szoka says he now...
The Making of a Legend? Shot at Triple Crown Next for Charismatic
BALTIMORE - Maybe now Charismatic will get more respect from bettors who think he's just a long shot claimer who got lucky. After all, he's on the brink of becoming legendary. Charismatic delivered a striking run on the final turn to win the 124th...
The Rose Gardens
Yet again the Left is all bent out of shape about New York City's mayor, Rudy Giuliani. This time because the city planned to auction off 112 vacant plots that neighborhood groups had turned into gardens. Just when the bullhorn-and-placard set was...
Tippin' His Caps: Ted Leonsis, the Nation's Newest Sports Mogul, Sits Down for a Question-and-Answer Session
On Wednesday, the hockey world and the metropolitan area were stunned when Abe Pollin, the only owner the Capitals have ever had, announced he was selling the team to a group led by America Online's Ted Leonsis. Pollin also sold a minority share of...
Tony Coelho, Back from Disgrace
Vice President Al Gore is desperate. And for good reason. In the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, former Senator Bill Bradley has shaved 14 points off Mr. Gore's commanding lead, according to a recent Time/CNN poll. Meanwhile, as...
Top 10
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Virginia Vies for Welfare Millions: Federal Funds Tied to Illegitimacy Ratio
Virginia appears to be one of 10 states that could win a piece of a $100 million welfare bonus scheduled to be awarded later this year, a welfare expert says. According to the 1996 welfare law, a maximum of five states can win a $20 million bonus...