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 27, 1998

25 Seek Board Seats: Many Schools Candidates Experienced as Members of ANCs and Civic Groups
Dorothy Douglas, a retired corrections officer who lives in Deanwood with her four foster children, says she thinks she can help improve D.C. public schools by getting more parents involved. Capitol Hill resident Gerald Counihan is the product...
A Child in Every Chair: Defying the Trend toward Having Smaller Families
On a recent Saturday morning, Matt Villalopos finished dishing up a pound of bacon, 18 eggs, a pound of sausage and a supersized package of muffins as his wife, Cheryl, began rounding up their six children for breakfast. Ten-year-old Christy, the...
Advice Etc.;roming the Galaxy
An avalanche of CD-ROM titles is available on computer and entertainment store shelves. I offer a diverse look at products that may have you pulling out the wallet at your local Best Buy. Madden 99 by Electronic Arts (For Sony PlayStation. Up...
Airlines: Politics Can Stall U.S. Plan
The start of the presidential election campaign next year will give big U.S. airlines "the tools and the political atmosphere" to thwart competition rules proposed by the government, the industry's chief lobbyist said in a note to airline executives....
Alien Ideas about Halloween Costumes
What has happened to Halloween? When did costume procurement escalate from a construction-paper-and-net-tulle do-it-yourself project to a major life purchase? My daughter just informed me that she needs $30 so she can transform herself into a...
Campaign Hits Unexpected Snag: Candidate's Truck, Posters Stolen
Debra Liberman Burkhart thinks the theft of her husband's old Chevrolet Suburban yesterday morning is awfully suspicious, especially because he is running for the Maryland Senate and the truck was full of last-push campaign materials. Richard Burkhart's...
Catches in the Wye Agreement
Well, it worked. After nine grueling days of sleep deprivation, extortion and mind-games, President Clinton scored another "success" for his brand of diplomacy. As noted in this space two weeks ago, the Clinton technique is modeled after the negotiating...
Catholic Group Opposes Collecting Cash for UNICEF
NEW YORK - A Catholic lobbying group is urging families not to let their children collect coins for UNICEF this Halloween, concerned that the money may be going to fund abortions. "The money going to UNICEF could very well be going to support abortion...
Clinton Sought to Withhold Deposition from Starr Office: Bennett: Counsel `Cannot Be Trusted'
Despite his pledge to cooperate with Kenneth W. Starr's sex-and-lies investigation, President Clinton sought to block the release of his videotaped deposition in the Paula Jones lawsuit to the independent counsel's office, according to court records....
Court's Cruel Ruling Hurts Innocent Child
Q: My husband was married before and had a son, who is 12, and a daughter, who is 8. He initiated divorce proceedings against his ex-wife after she told him she was having an affair and refused to end it. When his daughter was 2 and while he was in...
DeBerg Grounded; Falcons Can't Fly without Chandler
Terence Moore ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Forget Joe DiMaggio, where have you gone Billy Kilmer, Earl Morrall, Don Strock and those other dandy quarterbacks actually born in the same century in which they were backups?...
Demolition Thwarts Armory Savers
Montgomery County Circuit Judge James C. Chapin had a nearly impossible decision to make yesterday. A civic group appealed for him to protect the 70-year-old Silver Spring Armory from destruction. But Montgomery County had already demolished...
Demonized for Foiling a Left-Wing Plot
Augusto Pinochet brought three years of Marxist-led misrule in Chile to a bloody end in 1973 - and the Western progressive intelligentsia never forgave him. If the Chilean strongman, now under arrest in London, had overthrown neo-Nazis instead of...
Demonstrators Arrested at Burmese Embassy
Thirteen demonstrators were arrested at a rally outside the Burmese Embassy yesterday demanding the end of that country's military dictatorship. They had blocked the front entrance by chaining themselves to each other with handcuffs. Some attached...
Embassy Row
CAMBODIA QUESTION The controversial nomination of homosexual activist James Hormel was not the only ambassadorial nomination President Clinton lost in the Senate. Although Mr. Hormel's nomination as ambassador to Luxembourg gained the spotlight,...
EU Ready to Cooperate on Electronic Privacy
The United States has temporarily headed off a potentially huge problem for American companies that do business in the European Union, and U.S. officials said yesterday they are confident they can develop a permanent solution. U.S. officials said...
Faithful Await Deluge of Voter Guides
Jews and Christians will be receiving millions of voter guides in the days before the Nov. 3 elections, raising a debate on whether they are partisan. The National Jewish Democratic Council is targeting key races with voter guides, with apparently...
Four Vie in School Races: Montgomery Hopefuls Accentuate Their Differences
Montgomery County school board candidates Linna M. Barnes and Patricia O'Neill know their backgrounds look pretty similar, on paper at least. They're close in age, 47 and 48, respectively. They each have two daughters. And they have forgone...
Free Jim Beers
For some 30 years, wildlife biologist Jim Beers has served the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in positions ranging from game management to grants administrator. A national trappers group this year honored him as its "conservationist of the year."...
Frightfully Good Fun with Reading, Science
In a world of ultraviolent video games, where dexterity of the thumb and index finger is infinitely more important than the flexing of the cerebrum, there must be a place for children and their parents to interact and actually learn something from...
From Being Chef, Cubist Artist Comes Full Circle
Clarence Washington spent most of his life whipping up culinary delicacies for Washington's elite. Now he caters to his own form of artistry - blending textures on canvas and dabbling in bold colors. A collection of Mr. Washington's paintings...
Full-Time Homemakers Must Learn on the Job
Mothers. Their work is from sun to sun. Fathers. Their work is never done. That was a favorite saying of my dad, who was a jack of all trades and master of some, to bend the saying a bit. The cliches are free-flowing because I have just had...
Gays' Critics Accused of `Hate Speech': Killing's Backlash Brings Suppression
Criticism of homosexuality is being suppressed as "hate speech" in the wake of Matthew Shepard's death, causing incidents on college campuses and leading a Los Angeles hotel Friday to evict a conference on whether homosexuality is curable. Mr....
Governor Accused of Buying Support: Glendening Denies Grant Was Political
Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening attempted to buy votes by agreeing to grant $400,000 to a church-based program in Baltimore in response to a promise of political support, his opponent's camp charged yesterday. "It's just another example of...
Hard-Liners Fail to Oust Netanyahu: Pact Spurs No-Confidence Vote
Hard-line Israeli opponents of the Wye River agreement failed to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a lightly attended vote of the Israeli parliament yesterday, the opening salvo in what promises to be a prolonged and difficult battle. ...
History and Hauntings at Woodlawn Mansion
At Woodlawn Plantation, the spirit of Halloween lasts all year. The brick mansion, a wedding gift from George Washington to his foster daughter, Nelly, sits atop a hill overlooking Mount Vernon and the Potomac River. Some say the first commander-in-chief...
Homes Sales Slip for Second Straight Month: Real Estate Market Expected to Endure despite Recent Dip
Sales of existing single-family homes dipped for the second straight month in September, but the residential real estate market will remain strong through the end of the year, an industry group said yesterday. Home resales fell 1.1 percent in September...
In Georgia, Tight Gubernatorial Race Drives Rivals to Attack, Spend Freely
Republicans and Democrats are locked in a fierce and expensive battle for the heart of the South, running almost even in the race to succeed retiring Georgia Gov. Zell Miller. Republican businessman Guy Millner has held a consistent lead in polls...
Inside Politics
DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO Campaign for America, which decries special-interest spending in elections, has spent $466,000 on attack ads in the Kentucky Senate race, according to Federal Election Commission records and news reports. Campaign for...
Inside the Beltway
POLITICS AND PASTIMES A 32-member delegation from the American Society of Newspaper Editors has just presented Cuban President Fidel Castro with a baseball signed by Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa. "This would be equivalent to CNN reporter...
Justice Department Helped Spain's Probe of Pinochet
The United States provided Spain with hundreds of documents to investigate former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in connection with atrocities committed on Spaniards in Chile during his 17-year military regime. "There has been contact and cooperation...
Konowalchuk Returns to Caps' Practice but Won't See Action on Three-Game Trip
There was a fresh face at the Washington Capitals' practice yesterday, skating with smooth, fluid motions and shooting the puck on net with a fair degree of gusto. He's not ready to play, of course, but he does signal the fact that injured players...
Life-Defining Crusade for Tibetan Freedom: Senator's Daughter, a Buddhist Convert, Took Up Cause 25 Years Ago While in India
Maura Moynihan has enjoyed her share of publicity. The only daughter of New York Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan has modeled for Andy Warhol's Interview magazine, made an independent film and sung on her own CD. Next month, she will step aside...
Louisiana's `Fast Eddie' Gets Time to Mull Fraud Charges: Ex-Governor's Pals Cop Pleas
BATON ROUGE, La. - Edwin Edwards, who won four terms as governor while being investigated by more than a dozen different grand juries, was supposed to be indicted by a federal grand jury this week, but a development yesterday again kept the law at...
Managerial Skills for Large Families
Although most large families delight in the constant company and happy hubbub, many struggle with financial demands and organizational needs. The following tips come from parents who are raising six or more children. But these ideas will work in...
Members to Vote on Raise for Board
Prince William County supervisors will vote tonight on whether to raise members' salaries by $5,000 to $36,000, and on boosting the chairman's pay from $36,000 to $41,000. Residents will have one chance to comment during the meeting's regular time...
Milosevic's Troops Begin Withdrawal to Beat Deadline: Serbs Leave Kosovo to Avert Air Strikes
PODUJEVO, Yugoslavia - Tanks and armored personnel carriers rumbled across Kosovo yesterday as Serbian troops and police withdrew toward their barracks ahead of a NATO deadline today. The military alliance has threatened air strikes across Yugoslavia...
Murders Have Rapper Re-Examining Lyrics
Death has reshaped the thinking of Professor Griff. The one-time "minister of information" for the rap group Public Enemy now is questioning the violence his group often noted in its lyrics. "In the wake of Tupac's [Shakur] and [Notorious B.I.G.]...
Myriad Problems Confront United President Payne
PASADENA, Calif. - Kevin Payne doesn't have much time to grieve. With the sting of D.C. United's loss here in Sunday's MLS Cup '98 still fresh, the team's president must begin dealing immediately with numerous issues that leave the club's reign...
New Chief of Census Can Count on Trouble: He Faces Array of Tasks as 2000 Count Nears
Social scientist Kenneth Prewitt has assumed leadership of the U.S. Census Bureau at one of the agency's darkest moments. With Census 2000 only 19 months away, Mr. Prewitt must rally dispirited troops above the din of political squabbling on census...
Peanut Allergies Are No Laughing Matter
I read your column "A deadly serial killer is on the loose aloft" with great interest (Pruden on Politics, Oct. 20). I find any article that ridicules the reality of severe allergies distasteful, at best. Your percentages may be factual, but they...
Perjury's Gravity Splits Republicans on Impeachment
Disagreement over the gravity of perjury is shaping up as a wedge issue in whether President Clinton should be impeached, dividing even Republicans, including two former military prosecutors. "The bottom line is if we're going to impeach judges...
Privacy Claim Used to Battle Subpoenas: Medical Records Sought in Jones Case
President Clinton repeatedly claimed medical privacy to fight subpoenas from Paula Jones' attorneys, who sought evidence that his genitals have "distinguishing characteristics" to prove he exposed himself to her. Court records unsealed yesterday...
Redskins Go Back to Green at QB: Benching Signals End for Frerotte
Gus Frerotte may have started his last game for the winless Washington Redskins. Coach Norv Turner yesterday benched the former Pro Bowl quarterback for the second time this season and said Trent Green probably will start the final nine games, beginning...
Reno Gives Urgency to Hunt for Abortionists' Sniper
Attorney General Janet Reno yesterday gave top priority to a Justice Department hunt for a sniper believed tied to five attacks on abortion doctors in northern New York and Canada over the past four years. Those attacks included the fatal shooting...
Roundup
WBC president seeks reform in boxing There are too many boxing organizations, and not enough of them are acting in the best interests of the sport, World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman said yesterday. Speaking at the opening of the...
Scandal Awakens Women's Activism: More Deciding to Run for Office
Though distasteful and annoying, the Lewinsky matter has had a positive byproduct. It has created a diverse political culture for women, inspiring many to trade passivity for activism. The White House scandal has become a catalyst, clarifying...
School Board Revitalized: D.C. Control Board Cedes Some Power Back to Body
The D.C. Board of Education will regain some authority over the school system under an agreement with the D.C. financial control board that marks the first tangible effort in nearly two years to include the elected body in the governing process....
Shooting for 60 in the Senate
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: Blanche Lambert Lincoln Outsiders invade the state on behalf...
Song of South Not Solidly GOP: Two Governors out of Tune with Agitated Voters
The first of four articles analyzing key congressional, gubernatorial and statehouse races by region. Tomorrow: the Midwest. In a South that is increasingly ruled by Republicans, two well-known Southern GOP incumbents find themselves in grave...
The Context for Record Trade Deficits
Even though economic analysts expected the U.S. trade position to continue to worsen during August, the degree of deterioration was still quite shocking. Consensus forecasts projected the goods-and-services trade deficit would rise from an unrevised...
The Message from Mikhail Gorbachev
WALTHAM, Mass. - How are you supposed to look if you have lost an empire? Certainly, what one does not expect from the man who gave up the Soviet external empire and soon after lost its internal empire as well is the buoyancy and energy still unmistakably...
The Slickster's Deal for His Israeli Friends
Benjamin Netanyahu performed a valuable service for the presidents and prime ministers of the world who hanker to do business with Washington. He measured the depth and breadth of Bill Clinton's cynicism and found that it has no bottom. This will...
The `Tiger' in a Bow Tie Knows No Shame
In his abject condescending manner, Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Williams, the "El Supremo" carpetbagger, counters that it doesn't matter how long you've lived here but what you've done while you were here. Exactly. Tony the Tiger's questionable...
Time off Necessary to Rejuvenate Us
Our No. 1 concern - and the reason we gave the players five days off last week - was to get healthy both physically and mentally. The time away was to regain our mental edge and to take a step back and see where we are as a football team. Our...
Toddling off for Day of Local Field-Tripping
I miss the days when having a baby was all about me. There were conversations with total strangers about my growing belly. There were long strolls around the neighborhood. There were leisurely lunches with Ryan sleeping in his car seat next to...