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 6, 1998

Ailing Czech Leader Might Face Political Crisis
PRAGUE - President Vaclav Havel returns today from an Austrian hospital to the Czech Republic capital, where he could be forced to interrupt his convalescence to mediate for the country's feuding political parties. Mr. Havel, who is recovering...
Albright Gives Israel Land-Dispute Deadline
The United States last night gave Israel six days to accept its plan for handing over land on the West Bank to the Palestinians after two days of U.S.-brokered talks in London ended in failure - the Palestinian and Israeli leaders did not even meet....
A Monument to Reagan
Score one for the Gipper. A huge one. The massive Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center was dedicated yesterday with all the ruffles, flourishes and just plain class of the former president himself. Civility and affectionate nostalgia...
Anderson Hopes to Return during Team's Current Trip
CLEVELAND - The day after making a surprise appearance in a minor-league exhibition game, Baltimore Orioles center fielder Brady Anderson said he hopes to return to the lineup at some point during the team's current seven-game, eight-day trip. Manager...
Are Lakers Hares or Bears?
Shaquille O'Neal poses as many problems to his team as to the opposition. He remains the only so-called superstar in the NBA who is a liability to his team in the fourth quarter. His well-documented difficulties at the free-throw line are both...
Arlington Seeks Trio in String of Burglary Tries
Arlington County police are warning residents to be on the lookout for three thieves who are out to steal from unwary homeowners. Residents reported five attempted burglaries in April believed related to the trio, Arlington police spokesman Detective...
Barry Good
It was one of the bleakest moments in Washington sports history. The Golden State Warriors and Rick Barry were closing out a four-game sweep of the Washington Bullets in the 1975 NBA championship series before a stunned and silent crowd at Capital...
Bass Pro Brauer Wins Again, Now All-Time Money Winner
In an age in which youth is idolized and it's OK for middle-aged men to become couch potatoes, 49-year-old bass fishing pro Denny Brauer is a breath of fresh air. In the space of 10 days, Brauer won two major bass fishing tournaments, earning $150,000...
Benitez Can't Give O's Much Relief in Loss to Indians
CLEVELAND - The Baltimore Orioles thought they had worked out their bullpen problems over the past couple of days, as only one reliever had pitched in a game since Saturday. They were fortified, rested and ready for any combination the Cleveland Indians...
Burton Pushed toward New Vote on Immunity
GOP leaders late yesterday pressured Rep. Dan Burton to continue his battle with the White House to win immunity for four crucial witnesses in his campaign-finance probe, hours after he announced plans to give up his fight. Publicly, leaders accused...
Bus Driver's Skill in Crash on Parkway Garners Praise
Commuters on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway on Monday afternoon watched in horror as a 19-ton bus hurtled across the median head-on into rush-hour traffic. Cabot Randolph Gray Sr., driver of the southbound bus, successfully weaved around several...
Capitals and Senators Fire Salvos on Eve of Playoffs
The message yesterday to Alexei Yashin, Ottawa's top gun, was clear - starting tomorrow night you'll be able to tell right away whether Esa Tikkanen used breath mints. He'll be that close. There was also a message to the Washington Capitals from...
Central Computer at Metro Falters
Metro's central computer shut down for almost an hour yesterday as glitches delayed the opening of the Metro's Red Line rail system for 20 minutes and stranded early-morning passengers at four stations. "For some reason, two pieces of hardware,...
Clinton Claim on Rwanda Challenged at Hearing
A refugee organization yesterday challenged President Clinton's claim during his Rwanda visit in March that he did not know or understand the magnitude of the the genocide that engulfed the African nation in 1994. "If we take the president at his...
Clinton on Path to World Tribunal
NEW YORK - The Clinton administration hopes a new war-crimes tribunal for Cambodia will not only bring Khmer Rouge leaders to a long-delayed justice, but underscore its argument for a permanent court to try crimes against humanity. "It reinforces...
Council OKs Budget with Raises, Tax Cut
D.C. Council members, emboldened by a healthy economy and a $186 million surplus, yesterday unanimously approved a budget that provides pay raises for city employees but also gives residents a modest break on their personal-property tax. The $4.4...
Crown Books in Deep Trouble; Stock Dives 39%
Crown Books Inc. publicly warned yesterday it may not have enough money to stay in business. The news prompted the Landover bookseller's stock to fall 39 percent. The money-losing Crown, which has lost market share to larger competitors such...
Customers Wary of Bank Buyouts
Ella Schiralli's home mortgage is with First Union Corp. She took out a car loan with Provident Bank of Maryland, and her checking and savings accounts are with NationsBank Corp. Like thousands of local residents, the government contracting consultant...
Embassy Row
GOOD FOR BUSINESS A fully integrated, competitive and productive European Union will be good for business in the United States, according to a top U.S. official. Undersecretary of Commerce Stuart Eizenstat, a former ambassador to the EU, said...
Even Storm Can't Dampen the Gold Cup
THE PLAINS, Va. - THE EVENT: The 73rd running of the Virginia Gold Cup Races. THE SCENE: Saturday was the first time in recent memory that complete silence descended on the many thousands of spectators all around the rail at Great Meadow, for...
Ex-Mayor's Comeback Fails
An Eastern Shore mayor who was ousted after accusations that he let a police cruiser appear in an pornographic photo shoot failed to reclaim his post yesterday. Former Snow Hill Mayor Craig Johnson, 41, received 17 out of 646 votes cast, as a write-in...
Fine Vintages Take Root in Eastern Vineyards
Stars are rising in the East. For years, people regarded wines from the Eastern United States as curiosities, if not (bad) jokes. Plenty of mediocrity still exists, but savvy wine lovers know that stellar wines have begun to emerge. People have...
Fired-Up Lawmakers at Home on Range
Several members of Congress yesterday decided to settle their partisan differences the old-fashioned way: They had a shoot out. Under soggy skies at a shooting range in Glenn Dale, a small group of Republican congressmen (and one woman) proved...
GM `Loyalty Coupons' Ignite Rush in U.S. Auto Sales
Want to trade in your Chevy this month? General Motors Corp. will fork over a big rebate, then throw in a "loyalty coupon" for good measure. And Chrysler or Ford will honor your GM coupon, or even each other's. Selling cars is a nasty business...
GOP Feels Bite of `Bulldog' Waxman
He has emerged as the Republicans' most formidable adversary in two bitterly partisan fights, but even his GOP opponents will concede that Rep. Henry A. Waxman knows how the game is played. The 12-term California Democrat is "absolutely and unequivocally"...
Guide to Best Prices
We have often discussed that the key to saving money on groceries is to plan menus from the many bargains available at area supermarkets. But some bargains are better than others. Discounts can range from as little as 10 to as much as 60 percent off....
House Panel Gets Warning on Getting an Accurate Census
Witnesses before a House subcommittee yesterday warned the coming effort to count the U.S. population is doomed unless political infighting stops and past census errors are remedied. But as contradictory testimony at the hearing showed, no one...
House to Vote on Stake in Satellites
The House is expected to vote today on a bill intended to get the government out of the satellite communications business, a move proponents say could save taxpayers $700 million over the next decade. The legislation sets 2002 as the date by which...
Incumbents Sweep Northern Virginia
Elections officials last night couldn't resist revisiting the old civics lesson that every vote counts. Voters in the town of Clifton, a small burg with about 100 registered voters in the western part of Fairfax County, returned all four running...
Inside Politics
CLOSING THE BREACH With control of the House at stake, Republicans are working on several fronts to close a breach between GOP leaders and social conservatives, the Associated Press reports. House Majority Whip Tom DeLay, Texas Republican,...
Inside the Beltway
CARRY ON, MR. STARR Are Americans genuinely concerned about President Clinton's relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky? If not concerned, they're intrigued. That's what Rep. Jack Kingston, Georgia Republican, is telling...
INS Official from Boston Indicted; Marriage Fraud with Aliens Charged
A high-ranking U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service official has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a marriage-fraud scheme in which illegal aliens married U.S. citizens to evade immigration laws. The six-count indictment,...
Judge Rules Clinton Can't Claim Privilege
A federal judge has ruled that President Clinton is not entitled to claim executive privilege in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, clearing the way for two top White House aides to testify about his relationship with the former intern. A sealed order...
Lawmaker Gives Warning on New Warming Treaty
The global-warming treaty, by excluding developing countries, threatens to undo the achievements of recent trade negotiations and could provoke a protectionist backlash in Congress, a top House legislator said yesterday. "This is a warning from...
Living Enlarged
The President Clinton Legacy Dept. has scored one of its biggest prizes to date: the expansion of NATO to include Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. The Senate voted last week 80-19 in favor of enlarging the Atlantic Alliance to include the three...
NLRB Chief Cited for Illegal Politicking
In a public relations bid to protect union contributions to Democrats, the National Labor Relations Board has violated a new federal law barring agencies from spending tax dollars to promote political agendas, House appropriators charged yesterday....
Operating the Fire Works on a Stage
Physician-to-be David Glenn gets a "charge" out of his side job: He's a pyrotechnics expert who provides fireworks for Arena Stage productions. For Arena's current production of the Moss Hart-George S. Kaufman comedy "You Can't Take It With You,"...
Pacers' Thorny Start Turns into Rosy End
INDIANAPOLIS - The banner hanging from the rafters proclaims the crowd at Market Square Arena the "NBA's loudest sixth man." This is debatable. That Jalen Rose is one of the better young players coming off the bench in the NBA is not in question....
Parents Lobby for Vouchers
Senate Republicans used D.C. parents yesterday to help step up the pressure on President Clinton to approve a school-voucher bill that would provide $7 million to low-income city students for use toward private-school tuition. Sen. Sam Brownback,...
`Payoff' Check Keeps Clinton in Swirl of Whitewater Probe
A $5,081 check signed by Susan McDougal and containing the notation "Payoff Clinton" puts the president in the middle of a possible money laundering scheme involving a failed thrift and the real estate venture that began the entire Whitewater investigation....
Philadelphia Man's Trek Ends in D.C
Police and the FBI are trying to unravel the tale of a Philadelphia man who entered a police station, stole an officer's gun, hijacked a man's car and forced the owner to drive him to Alexandria. FBI agents and security guards at FBI headquarters...
Redskins to Reward Bowie's Progress
Two years ago, Larry Bowie was a rookie free agent with little chance of making Washington's roster. Now, Bowie is on the verge of re-signing with the Redskins for more than $3 million over four years. The proposed deal is an indication of how...
Richardson Might Leave U.N. Post
U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson is increasingly likely to leave his post at the United Nations and take over as President Clinton's next energy secretary, administration officials said yesterday. Mr. Richardson has not yet accepted the job formally,...
Sampson Refuses to Restore Harkes
John Harkes' plea for reinstatement on the U.S. World Cup soccer team fell upon deaf ears. National team coach Steve Sampson left D.C. United's star midfielder off the 20-player roster announced yesterday. The announcement came after Harkes...
Tougher Discipline Takes Hit
The D.C. school board wants the appointed board of trustees to revoke its proposed discipline policy because it is too harsh on students, they say. The trustees, who have essentially taken over the powers of the elected 11-member school board,...
Victorian Children's Books Gain Latter-Day Following
Parents are snapping up books from the 19th century that tout traditional values, good breeding, modesty and courage, especially swashbuckling yarns written by Victorian boys' book author G.A. Henty. They sell in the thousands each month, an impressive...
`We Should End the IMF,' Shultz Tells Lawmakers
Former Secretary of State George Shultz yesterday called on Congress to kill an $18 billion plan to replenish the International Monetary Fund and said the global agency should be abolished. Speaking at a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee,...
West Point Lets Senior Cadet Graduate after Annulment
In a break with tradition, West Point is allowing a senior cadet to graduate this month even though he married another senior who became pregnant, in violation of school policy. The senior skirted the regulation by getting a quick annulment after...
White House Softens Slur at Faith of Prosecutors
A jittery White House, conscious of President Clinton's Sunday Bible-toting, yesterday distanced itself from top aide Sidney Blumenthal's claim that Whitewater prosecutors were religious fanatics on a mission from God. "I think the president would...
Wilson Rewrites the Playoff Script
We're not in Kansas anymore, baby. The Washington Capitals are in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs, starting tomorrow at MCI Center against the Ottawa Senators. We're off to see the Wizard. You've got to love a hockey coach...
Woman Whose Husband Killed Self over Tax Dispute Settles with IRS
MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Internal Revenue Service and the New Hampshire widow who sued the agency after her husband committed suicide over a protracted tax dispute have concluded a deal that wipes clean her family's estimated $400,000 tax debt. ...