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 16, 1998

1965 Special Landau Thunderbird Beckoned from South Dakota
"There's something about a bird and I can't explain it," says Jeff Weatherholtz. He is not the only one who has been transfixed by one or more of Ford's Thunderbirds since they arrived on the automotive scene on Oct. 22, 1954. In the intervening...
2 Sides Hold Noses, Reach Census Deal
White House and congressional budget negotiators finally agreed yesterday to a compromise that continues funding and even adds money for census 2000 preparations - but neither side is ecstatic over the deal. The agreement appears in an overall...
A Brand-New Look and Rock 'N' Roll Past
The Potomac house is 34 years old, but a total restoration last year made the spacious contemporary residence look even better than brand-new. New and bigger windows flood the rooms with daylight. An all-new kitchen with Corian counter tops...
A Budget Agreement at Last
Election-year budgeting is never pretty, and this year is no exception. From the president who demanded that every blessed dime of the budget surplus be devoted to saving Social Security came an impressive list of demands for spending the surplus instead....
Acura 3.2TL Invites Driver to Take Look at Total Luxuriousness
The all-new Acura 3.2TL luxury sedan is in a class of its own. Priced at $27,950, other similarly priced luxury cars don't begin to compare to it. The TL has a strong 3.2-liter, 225-horsepower VTEC V-6 engine that easily pulls away from most of...
Acura's 3.2TL Is Better, Cheaper
In the cutthroat car biz, if you can make a new model better and drastically drop the price, you are likely to take a victory lap. Acura, the luxury division of Japan's Honda, has managed that feat with its new 3.2TL, to the point where you might...
Auto Notes
CLASSIC CAR SHOW SET AT PARK IN ROCKVILLE The Rockville Antique and Classic Car Show gets under way tomorrow at the Rockville Civic Center Park. The event is open to all vehicles, except custom/modified cars, up to and including 1975 models....
Back Woes Can't Give Turk the Boot
His best friend was cut from the team as a scapegoat. His back hurt throughout the offseason, and he became the holder for left- and right-footed kickers. That's not exactly the kind of season Washington Redskins punter Matt Turk had envisioned....
Barry-as-Hero Curriculum Set: No-Warts Lesson Irks Some Officials
Teaching the legacy of Mayor Marion Barry to D.C. schoolchildren stirred the ire of high-ranking city officials yesterday who said two course guides are racially divisive and contain biased criticism of Congress and the D.C. financial control board....
Barry Supports Her, Then Him
Mayor Marion Barry has always been a political chameleon, shifting his support from one person to another as it suits him. This week was no different. A week ago, Mr. Barry told reporters they could be sure that he was going to vote for D.C....
BLOWOUT CITY? Redskins' Defense Must Shoot Down Vikings' Air Attack
What's the big deal about defending against the Minnesota Vikings' offense, Washington Redskins safety Stanley Richard asks? Sure, the Vikings are averaging 33.2 points. And they have three receivers who could start on any team, a quarterback who...
Budget Deal Leaves GOP Right Grousing: Taxpayers the Losers, They Complain
Conservatives won little in the the past week's budget brawl besides a ban on programs that provide clean needles for drug addicts in the District. Yesterday, they assailed the emerging deal as one that denies tax cuts to Americans while spending...
Candidates Pack D.C. Council Race: Seven Hopefuls Seek 2 At-Large Seats
Hilda H.M. Mason is competing in her toughest re-election challenge yet with six opponents campaigning for two at-large seats on the D.C. Council. Mrs. Mason, D.C. Statehood Party, has two particularly tough opponents: incumbent Republican David...
CIA Drawn into Role of Drafting Israeli-Palestinian Security Plan
The toughest bargaining between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestine Authority leader Yasser Arafat this week will focus on a CIA-drafted plan for cooperation on security between the two parties. The American intelligence agency...
Comeback in Sales Continues
The imperturbability of the Washington real-estate market is remarkable. No matter what may be happening on the Hill, in the overseas markets or over at Alan Greenspan's office - the market just keeps chugging along for buyers and sellers. ...
`Corpus Christi' Fails to Live Up to Its Hype: Critics Say Play's Too Bad to Be Offensive
The better show was on the sidewalks of New York. Hundreds of New York City cops separated thousands of rowdy protesters who showed up either to decry or defend "Corpus Christi," the controversial "gay Jesus" play, which premiered off-Broadway...
Corrupt Cop Alert
D.C. Council members Jack Evans and Kathy Patterson are to be commended, although the cost for this applause to the taxpayer -$400,000 - is a bit steep. Still, the two lawmakers, who with the approval of the entire legislature launched a probe of...
Daniels Keeps Title on Benefit Fight Card
Carl Daniels retained his United States Boxing Association junior middleweight championship by knocking out a bleeding Floyd Williams in the third round last night in the Fight Night charity benefit boxing show at the Washington Hilton and Towers....
D.C. Mayoral Race Is Really about `Home'
"It's not about black or white; it's about home," says Rodney Jackson, a 42-year-old native Washingtonian and graduate of Coolidge High School who lives in the Brightwood neighborhood of Ward 4. Mr. Jackson, who considers himself a member of the...
Diplomats Invent New Compliments for Ben: Donated Clock Inspires Many to Praise Franklin
Statesman, scientist and inventor Benjamin Franklin, who once said, "Time is money," got some back Friday in the State Department dining room that bears his name. He got a French-made, 193-year-old ormolu mantelpiece clock. The occasion was...
Discrimination Suit Settled: Complex to Pay Record $480,000
The Justice Department yesterday said the owners and managers of a Richmond apartment complex have agreed to pay a $480,000 settlement to end a discrimination complaint for refusing to rent to blacks. Acting Assistant Attorney General Bill Lann...
Dissident Speaks on Vietnam: After Years in Prison, He Complains of Repression, Poverty
A Vietnamese dissident recently released after five years in prison for distributing pro-democracy magazines yesterday expressed the need for democracy in his country. "We don't have freedom of democracy, freedom of expression," said professor...
Dominant Democrats See Republican Surge
Maryland Democrats are treating the Republican Party as a real threat in the November election for the first time in decades. That's a far cry from the political mismatches of recent years. As recently as 12 years ago, the GOP feared it could...
Edwards Probe Nets Another Guilty Plea: Engineer Will Cooperate with Prosecutors
DALLAS - Another figure pleaded guilty yesterday in the two-year federal corruption probe of former Louisiana Gov. Edwin W. Edwards and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors against Mr. Edwards. Dempsey D. White, a retired state highway engineer,...
Elegance, Extravagance Gel Nicely in Colonial
A luxurious new home is now on the market in the Glendale Knolls subdivision in Great Falls, a neighborhood where most of the houses are valued at more than $1 million. This New England Colonial home, built by Buchanan-Price builders, features...
Expected Downturn Not Forecast of Doom
Business headlines have taken a turn south this past week. And I'm not talking just about the stock market. It's mid-October, and stock managers are starting to look at the performance levels of their portfolios to cut fat, beef up and generally...
Fourth-Grader's History Lesson Is Cornerstone for School Wing
Fourth-grader Paul Nguyen was reading about the Capitol in an English-as-a-second-language class last spring when he came across a nugget that captured his interest - the use of cornerstones to commemorate new buildings. Later in the semester,...
Goodlatte Quietly Glides to Fourth Congress Term
RICHMOND - He is cruising toward a fourth term in the House of Representatives, has a $640,000 war chest and is touted as a potential candidate for statewide office. But few Northern Virginians know his name. Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, 46,...
Gop Shoots for 60 in the Senate: (Wild Art)
Republicans need a net gain of five seats for a filibuster-proof Senate. These are the 10 hottest Senate races this fall: ARKANSAS Republican: State Sen. Fay Boozman Democrat: Ex-Rep. Blanche Lambert Lincoln The GOP launches an attack...
Has Her Time Passed? Mason Denies She's Too Old to Run
When Hilda H.M. Mason was first elected to the D.C. Board of Education, Richard M. Nixon lived in the White House. She took the oath of office as a member of the D.C. Council about the time that Jimmy Carter was sworn in as president. Mrs....
I-66 Becomes Driving Force for Builders
Interstate 66, which serves as a major commuting conduit for Northern Virginia residents, winds its way from the edge of the District near the Kennedy Center and Georgetown through Arlington, Falls Church, Fairfax County and beyond Prince William County....
"I Have Recently Found a House I Want to Buy, Which Is Being Offered as a For-Sale-by-Owner Property. I Am a First-Time Buyer with No Experience or Knowledge of Real Estate. the Home Seller Doesn't Want Me to Use a Realtor and Said We Onl
Each week, Second Opinion asks two real-estate professionals one of your questions. Read what they have to say, right here. AN AGENT CAN BE BIG HELP ... IF BUYER NEEDS THAT ASSISTANCE NAME: John F. Sullivan TITLE: Buyer Broker, Buyers...
In 1961, Redskins Huffed, Puffed Way to New Standard of Futility: '98 Squad Only Needs One Win to Match Total of Worst Team
Torgy Torgeson has been following the Washington Redskins' 0-6 start in the papers. He knew what was coming. "I told my wife I know what team they are going to start writing about now," Torgeson said. That's right, Torgy - the 1961 Redskins....
Infiniti G20 Offers Leather Seats
This week, I kept hearing the gum commercial lyrics echoing in my head. "Double your pleasure, double your fun, drive two G20s, instead of just one." Infiniti has introduced the latest model of its G20 sedan. Somehow, I lucked into getting to drive...
Inside Politics
TRUTH IN POLLING "Wonder why Democrats still seem so jittery while the White House is happily pointing to some national media polls that suggest Democrats are suddenly doing better? Because few Dems believe those polls," says Deborah Orin of the...
Inside the Beltway
MOMENT OF REFLECTION Ben Bradlee to this day is asked by audiences to recall the stormy days of Watergate, the last great presidential scandal that helped elevate The Washington Post to the newspaper it is today. But on Tuesday, Mr. Bradlee,...
Inside the Ring
THE COHEN DOCTRINE? While the deal was struck to put international observers - including Americans - on the ground in war-torn Kosovo, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen was telling U.S. troops deployed to the Persian Gulf that America should...
Interesting Differences in Two Rates
Q: I read that the Federal Reserve recently lowered its prime lending interest rate. How long does it generally take for this interest rate move to spill over into mortgage rates? A: Three weeks ago, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors voted...
Jefferson at Van Dorn
Each week The Washington Times profiles an area rental community to shed light on what it might be like to live there. ADDRESS: 5901 Coverdale Way, Alexandria RENT: One-bedroom apartments range from $825 to $975 per month, with an additional...
Lenders Try to Help Homeowners in Trouble
Unexpected expenses, a sudden illness, a death or a job loss can throw anyone into a downward financial spiral. Even those homeowners who have planned for disasters get caught short as their bills grow and their incomes dwindle. Unable to meet...
Let Aftermarket Alter Your Car to Exact Specs
New automobiles are better than ever: They are computer-controlled and more trouble-free. They have smaller, more efficient engines, even as the horsepower is still going up. They are also safer, with three-point seat belts, air bags and "de-formable"...
Magic Johnson Bringing His Show to Old Arena
Prince George's County, long ignored by most upscale retailers and entertainment companies, has finally landed the marquee name officials hope will trigger a much-desired wave of high-end shops and restaurants. Magic Johnson Theatres, created and...
`Magic' Loses out in Witch of Battle
Arriving on the same weekend as "Beloved," not to mention sharing a common screenwriter, Adam Brooks, "Practical Magic" appears to be offering itself as a puckish supernatural alternative. Derived from a novel by Alice Hoffman, "Magic" revolves...
Marines Mull Penalty after Major Jabs Clinton
The Marine Corps is considering whether to punish a major for publicly calling President Clinton an "adulterous liar" and "criminal" who should be impeached for trying to cover up his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Col. Stu Wagner, a Marine Corps...
Mental Tests Ordered for Weston
Wen-Ling Chestnut and Evelyn Gibson looked into the face of Russell Eugene Weston Jr. - the man accused of killing their husbands - for the first time yesterday in a federal courtroom. Weston is accused of killing two U.S. Capitol Police Officers...
`Mighty' Is Puny Try at Inspired Adventure
Arriving only a month later while stuck with a similar plot and burden of hysteric pathos, "The Mighty" is easy to reject as the second coming of "Simon Birch." However, the apparent latecomer has been in the Miramax inventory for more than a year,...
Mystery of Eye Injuries Stumps Panel: Navy Officer, Canadian Pilot Report Wounds after Checking on Russian Ship
A House Intelligence Committee staff investigation into an incident involving a Navy officer and Canadian pilot has concluded both men suffered eye damage "that could be consistent with laser burns" during a mission to photograph a Russian ship suspected...
NBC Flooded with Calls after Couric's Remarks: Family Groups Irked at Links to Death of Gay Man
Family groups say they are furious at being linked with the murder of Matthew Shepard by TV commentators, newspaper columnists and homosexual activists. NBC, the network that airs the "Today" show, got so many complaints about comments by anchor...
Negotiators Reach Accord on Spending: But Some Still Find the Agreement Lacking
The White House and Congress finally reached a deal yesterday on a $480 billion spending bill for 1999. For the most part, both sides found the deal acceptable. "All in all, I think these negotiations have wound up in a positive way and I think...
No News Is Old News to the White House
The Clinton White House has a new club with which to pummel Kenneth Starr. According to a shocking report Wednesday on National Public Radio, Mr. Starr was at one point involved in the Paula Jones litigation. Mr. Starr even went so far as to consult...
Note to Sauerbrey Draws Critics' Fire
Maryland Democrats and a group of ministers yesterday assailed Republican gubernatorial candidate Ellen R. Sauerbrey and a gun dealer's association that said its members would be on "easy street" if she were elected. Supporters of Gov. Parris...
Not Much Reason to Cheer Victory on Parking Ticket
Anyone who doubts that money rather than safety is the prime concern of traffic ticketing in Montgomery County should go to traffic court there. The court does everything possible to make not paying a ticket difficult, even for the innocent. I...
Ominous Clouds in the Taiwan Strait
The Asian economic crisis is beginning to affect mainland China. Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan recently said it has "caused tremendous damage." Exports are down sharply, growth has slowed, and unemployment is rising. The closing of inefficient state-owned...
Oprah's `Beloved' Vision Comes True: Film Version of Morrison's Masterpiece Was Labor of Love
CHICAGO - Oprah Winfrey confesses a naivety about her prolonged labor of love and perseverance on behalf of a movie version of Toni Morrison's novel "Beloved," a haunted meditation on the costs of slavery that won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in...
Our Very First Black Female President
The Republicans are supposed to be obsessed with sex, the president's libido and Monica's drawers, but it's the president's dearest friends who want to talk only about sex. The lawyerly Republicans are trying to focus attention on the president's...
Outdoors;gene Mueller's Weekend Fishing Report
It doesn't matter where you go these days. Reports of super fishing opportunities are heard all over. For example, Ron Cheruka at the Sturgeon Creek Marina at Virginia's Lake Anna says, "Bass fishing has been steadily improving." Then comes Lake...
Parcells Cools His Jets, While Reeves Flies High with Upstart Falcons
Two-time Super Bowl winner Bill Parcells came back to New York in the winter of 1997 in a highly hyped return. Four-time Super Bowl loser Dan Reeves left New York about the same time as quietly as it is possible to leave the city that never sleeps....
PEACE IN THEIR TIME? White House Pushes Barter in Mideast Talks
President Clinton tried to jump-start the Mideast peace process yesterday by imploring Israeli and Palestinian leaders to swap land for security during a long weekend of talks at a secluded estate on Chesapeake Bay. "There is hard work ahead if...
PG Has New Business Plans: Greenbelt Metro Stop Site of Mall Complex
Government leaders yesterday hailed a newly disclosed plan for a 240-acre, $1 billion development of upscale shopping, hotels, offices and apartments at the Greenbelt Metro station as a model for future development in Prince George's County. But...
Pontiff Issues Encyclical on `Universality of Truth': Unanticipated Treatise Attacks Notion `That All Positions Are Equally Valid'
Pope John Paul II reached beyond his church yesterday in an encyclical urging all religions and secular philosophies to build confidence that "truth" is real, not just a matter of personal opinion. "Recent times have seen the rise to prominence...
Rate Cuts Buoy Markets and Consumers: Banks Lower Cost of Money
Major national banks reacted to the Federal Reserve's unexpected cut in short-term interest rates yesterday by cutting their prime lending rates. That means American consumers will get better terms on home and car loans despite continuing turmoil...
Roundup
Holyfield signs contract to take on Lewis Evander Holyfield signed a contract with promoter Don King yesterday for a heavyweight championship unification fight with Lennox Lewis of Britain. "Now we will see if Lewis wants to fight," said Jim...
RV Can Take You to Rustic Views
An RV is a terrific adventure machine. It can take you almost anywhere, and back, in complete, civilized comfort with flexibility unmatched by any other travel means. Yet, there are those who say an RV is undesirably restrictive regarding where...
Schwartz Offers Teachers Bonuses
New D.C. school teachers would receive unprecedented $3,000 signing bonuses if Republican mayoral candidate Carol Schwartz has her way. Mrs. Schwartz, an at-large member of the D.C. Council, said yesterday she would propose offering the bonus...
Serbs Show No Sign of Letting Up: Kosovars Await NATO Action
DRAGOBIL, Yugoslavia - Bullets pinged off stone walls yesterday as a guerrilla fighter crept forward to watch Serbian paramilitary units dash out of a gas station with assault rifles in hand. The rebels suffered one serious head injury in what...
`Shadrach' Story Overcomes Defecys
While Jonathan Demme was toiling away on the ambitious and prestigious "Beloved," his production company was involved with a far more modest project that touches on the aftermath of slavery in the American South. Called "Shadrach," it also boasts...
Silencing the Media of Serbia
The ink was barely dry on the agreement on Kosovo concluded Tuesday by U.S. special envoy Richard Holbrooke and Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic before Belgrade stuck it to the world yet again. The moment news of the agreement reached print, the...
Simon Remains among Missing: Caps Get Black to Bolster Depth
Center James Black, the newest member of the Washington Capitals, will play tonight against the Montreal Canadiens, coach Ron Wilson said yesterday. He made no such prediction, however, about veteran Chris Simon. The Caps acquired Black from the...
Sport-Shoe Designers Look to Auto World
Star athlete Michael Jordan may think Nike shoe designers get inspiration from the basketball court, but in fact Mr. Jordan's newest fleet-of-foot models are based on automotive designs. On the other hand, Magic Johnson probably has no idea that...
Stocks Surge 330 Points
The stock market soared yesterday on a double dose of good news provided by a surprise Federal Reserve cut in interest rates and a deal to pass a federal budget. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 330.58 points, at 8,299.36. That was the...
Stuffing NBA's Bird Exemption
Juwan Howard is living well because of the Larry Bird exception. Life was not always so sweet for Howard. If you recall, Howard was feeling an incredible amount of psychic pain after the 1996 season. He was hurting financially after two...
Suzuki Grand Vitara Sets Niche Standard
Suzuki is fed up with being an also-ran. In multipassenger transportation, that is. Japan's fifth-largest carmaker - and the world's 12th largest, ahead of the likes of BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo - has long been a contender in the two-wheel...
Talented Terps Start Practice with Spot Secured among Elite
Maryland's basketball team enters the 1998-99 season faced with a rather unfamiliar dynamic. For the first time since coach Gary Williams arrived in 1989, the Terps boast the type of talent usually found at North Carolina and the type of depth generally...
Teen-Pregnancy Rate at 20-Year Low; Abortions Continue to Fall
The teen-pregnancy rate fell to a 20-year low in 1995 while the teen abortion rate declined for the seventh year in a row, a study said yesterday. These measures, plus declines in the teen birthrate and sexual activity, indicate that young people...
The Last Emperor of the District
Parents of D.C. school children were truly shocked and dismayed this week to learn that the public school system has become a wholly owned subsidiary of the Marion Barry propaganda machine. That is precisely what happened when School Superintendent...
Theology Schools Aim High for Clergy: Fund Drive Targets `Best and Brightest'
The nation's theological schools are seeking "the best and brightest" for the next generation of ministers, a push backed by millions in funding and initiatives like that at Wesley Theological Seminary in the District. The United Methodist graduate...
The Silent Weapon
There is a certain logic to it, I suppose. Two nuclear explosions in Japan half a century ago, with great blasts, great noise, mushroom clouds, many dead. It terrified America and much of the world and, except for military circles, little thought...
Two Kabila Foes Want to Capture the Entire Nation: Say Democracy for Congo Is Goal
Two political leaders of the rebels fighting Congolese President Laurent Kabila in the eastern half of the huge Central African nation said yesterday their objective is to seize all of the Congo and to establish a democracy. "When we take power, there...
Two Shot to Death in Robbery: Camp Springs Dunkin Donuts Ablaze When Authorities Arrive
Two men were shot to death and another critically wounded early yesterday morning during a robbery at a Camp Springs Dunkin Donuts shop. Police responding to an alarm at the store found it ablaze, Prince George's County police said. The injured...
Volvo C70 Has Improved Image
Most people don't believe it at first. "That's a Volvo?" they say when they see the new C70 coupe. Sure is. But it sure doesn't look like Everyperson's image of the stolid Swedish car, the longtime favorite of aging political liberals and...
`Will & Grace' Makes Splash, but Few Waves: NBC Sitcom with Gays Not `in Your Face'
When ABC's "Ellen" featured prime time's first female homosexual lead character last year, the chorus of protests from family groups - plus bad ratings - helped send the sitcom off the air in ignominious defeat. But this fall's "Will & Grace,"...
Winfrey's Role in `Beloved' Helps Overcome Gothic Excess
As the most straightforward, plainly lovable character in "Beloved," a grizzled former slave named Paul D., Danny Glover must hear an appalling confession from Oprah Winfrey as Sethe, the woman with whom he has recently settled down in what proves...
With Agreement, Clinton Might Not Put Up Fight on Facts
President Clinton will not admit to the facts at the heart of the impeachment charges against him, but might refrain from disputing those facts if Republicans agree to focus instead on whether the charges - even if true - rise to the level of impeachable...
Worried Fed Cuts Interest Rate Again: Recession Feared; Stocks, Bonds Rally
The Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the second time in two weeks yesterday in an effort to prevent the slowing economy and nose-diving financial markets from tripping the United States into a recession. The Fed's surprise move sparked a...