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 December 5, 1998

Army-Navy Game Kicks off Quietly
ANNAPOLIS - This year's Army-Navy game is missing some of the usual big-game excitement that surrounds the annual football showdown. It was just two years ago the Cadets-Midshipmen clash arrived with much hype. Army was 9-1, Navy was 8-2 and an...
Autopsy Shows Gurule Died Shortly after Fleeing Prison
DALLAS - Death row fugitive Martin Gurule, whose body was found Thursday in a rain-swollen creek just a mile from the prison he fled, died of drowning shortly after his escape, an autopsy determined yesterday. The cause of death, however, was just...
Barber's Instincts Are Cutting Down Foes for Redskins' Defense
An interception. A forced fumble. A deflected two-point pass. Washington Redskins linebacker Shawn Barber isn't playing like a rookie anymore. Barber's triple play plus eight tackles against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday has some Redskins comparing...
`Boot' Kicks Deadbeats into Making Payments: State Eyes Successful Fairfax Tactics
RICHMOND - A Fairfax County man got the boot - and quickly paid $21,000 in overdue child support payments. It's a tactic that many other places are seriously considering to nudge parents who are stalling on child support payments. The man,...
Bradley Explores Funding for 2000: May Battle Gore for Nomination
Former New Jersey Sen. Bill Bradley announced yesterday that he is forming an exploratory committee to seek financial backing for a possible run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2000. Mr. Bradley, a Rhodes scholar and former professional...
Canada Trade Pact Fails to Mollify
U.S. officials announced an agreement yesterday they hope will calm a feud with Canada over agricultural trade, but American farmers called the pact inadequate and vowed to protest by blocking imports at the border tomorrow. U.S. Trade Representative...
Caps Give the Fans a Christmas Present
Merry Christmas, baby. The Washington Capitals played their last game at MCI Center before Christmas, and they didn't want to leave coal in the stockings of the Caps fans on hand. So they wrapped up their best game of the season, a 5-1 win...
Creighton in the Way of Maryland's Quest for Final Four Berth
Maryland hosts Creighton, one of the best road teams in the nation, in the quarterfinals of the men's NCAA soccer tournament today at 1 p.m. This is the biggest game in 30 years for the Terps (15-7). The last time Maryland got this far in the NCAA...
D.C. among Six Cities Starting Play in Summer Rookie League
High school basketball players who don't have the grades or the desire to attend college will soon have another option: the National Rookie League. The league will begin in six East Coast cities this summer, playing a 30-game schedule from mid-June...
DePaul Revival Hits MCI Center Stage
CHICAGO - Like '80s pop, Apple computers and professional wrestling, DePaul's basketball team has spent most of this decade in the doldrums - a once-proud relic of a forgotten age. But retro music is cool again. The i-Mac computers are hot....
Final Frontier, Etc
Does space travel still have the capacity to grip the imagination of the nation? Maybe we're on the verge of finding out. The space shuttle Endeavor blasted off yesterday for the first construction flight on the international space station. Surely,...
Finding Dollars in Scents: Americans Go Gaga over Offbeat Odors
Swank perfumes or the innocent whiff of a rosebud don't suit the American nose anymore. These days, we want to smell - and smell of - pastries, rain-soaked soil, baseball mitts, laundry baskets, rare moss and even electronic equipment. Fragrance...
Firm Fined for Evading Sanctions: Sought to Build Iran Power Plant
A company seeking to build an electrical power plant in Iran pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy for evading economic sanctions, U.S. law enforcement officials said. The International Energy and Management Company Ltd. agreed to pay a fine...
Hoffa Leads in Teamsters Poll: Members Hope Monitored Election Will Unify Divided Union
James P. Hoffa took an early lead in the federally supervised rerun of the Teamsters union's presidential election yesterday, and his backers said the outcome was no longer in doubt. Mr. Hoffa, son of notorious Teamsters' leader Jimmy Hoffa,...
Hong Kong Loses Rating as World's Freest Economy
Hong Kong fell off its pedestal this week as the Heritage Foundation, citing government intervention in stock and currency markets this past summer, declared the region no longer has the world's freest economy. The Chinese protectorate had long...
Hyde: `We Will Not Be Intimidated by . . . Name-Calling'
The statement yesterday by Rep. Henry J. Hyde, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, in response to attacks by White House officials on the impeachment proceedings of the Judiciary Committee: The White House press agents have dramatically...
In Moscow Match, Titans Blitz to Tie
It was a match the chess world had been waiting for, but you might have missed it if you blinked. World champ Garry Kasparov and Russian GM Vladimir Kramnik, rated No. 1 and No. 3 on the planet, sat down on Nov. 27 at a Moscow hotel for the first...
INS Nabs 2 Linked to Illegal Alien Ring: One Bahamian, Other from India
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service agents have captured two fugitives in an international smuggling ring that brought as many as 12,000 illegal aliens to the United States from Russia, Cuba, the Bahamas and Mexico - bringing the number of...
It Takes Two Heads to Control Trouble-Prone Ballou: Co-Principals Say Unique Plan Will Bring Peace to School
D.C. school officials are trying to turn around one of the worst high schools in the District by hiring two principals to run Ballou High School, which over the past few years has been the site of fights, fires and near-riots. Art Bridges and...
Kwanzaa's Popularity Surges: Businesses Urged to `Buy Black'
The malls are decked with boughs of holly and consumers are roaming the aisles in search of the perfect gift. Every Saturday between now and Christmas, Holiday Wrap will examine the news and trends of the selling season. Kwanzaa, the weeklong...
Miniature Gallery Features Marvelous Art by Legends
Welcome to a world where the art connoisseur needs only a magnifying glass and a couple of dollars. With a crisp, yet careful, tear of a cellophane package, you enter a museum of fantasy art, where even the youngest of humans can appreciate the beauty....
Nations Drop Efforts on Global Investment Deal
A much-criticized international investment rule book has been killed. The United States, Germany and other developed countries have stopped trying to finish the Multilateral Agreement on Investment, which critics saw as a threat to nations' sovereignty....
Novel Year-2000 Woes as Confederacy Rules
Early in 1866, Gen. Robert E. Lee sits in his Richmond office contemplating a letter from Mary Todd Lincoln in which she pleads that her husband be released from prison. Three months have passed since the Southern army marched into Washington and...
O's Give 3-Year Deals to Surhoff, DeShields
BALTIMORE - The Baltimore Orioles completed one of the busiest weeks in club history yesterday with another flurry of acquisitions, signing outfielder B.J. Surhoff and second baseman Delino DeShields to a pair of three-year contracts. In a span...
Paying for the New Bridge
Alexandria Mayor Kerry Donley said he liked the design of the proposed new Wilson Bridge. It is, this newspaper quoted him, "light and open." He was speaking figuratively, of course, because if Mr. Donley and the Alexandria City Council have their...
Police Seek Motive in Taxi Slaying
Arthur Lewis Carroll, whose slaying is being investigated by Prince George's County police, was a reluctant witness last month against a boyhood friend convicted of murder. Carroll, 22, was in the right rear seat of a Silver Cab outside his Seat...
President Clinton's New Gun-Law Push Is Redundant
In a recent weekly radio address, President Clinton announced his intent to ban all gun shows. He has given the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms the task of finding out how to do this ("Clinton targets gun sale loophole," Nov. 8). Will this...
Robust Job Market May Go Bust in '99, Labor Analysts Say: Layoffs More Significant Than Latest Data
A strong jobs report yesterday, coupled with announcements of large layoffs by major corporations this week, offers mixed signals about the direction of the economy, analysts said. U.S. unemployment fell to 4.4 percent in November from 4.6 percent...
Roundup
Injury helps Sweden in Davis Cup final After five grueling hours, Andrea Gaudenzi succumbed to the pain. His shoulder aching, his knee bloody, his white outfit caked with clay, Italy's top player grunted, grimaced and gutted it out deep into...
RT Pourdanesh Suffers a Setback by Reaggravating His Groin Injury
Right tackle Shar Pourdanesh's groin pull is not what Washington's crippled offensive line needed for tomorrow's game with San Diego. Pourdanesh, who couldn't start three weeks ago against Philadelphia because of the injury, didn't practice yesterday...
Ruling Vindicates Starr in Tiff over Detention of Lewinsky
A federal judge has ruled that independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr did not breach Monica Lewinsky's right to call her lawyer during his prosecutors' first encounter with her - contrary to claims by the White House and President Clinton's defense attorneys....
South's Defeat at Gettysburg Follows Frustration at Bridge
The events before and after the Union bloodily repulsed the Confederate invasion of the North at Gettysburg in July 1863 were surrounded with "near misses" and "what ifs." Three days before the battle, one such incident occurred at Wrightsville, a...
The Military's Double Standard Continues
Having just read your article on Rear Adm. John Scudi's escape from justice, I felt compelled to lend my voice in reaction ("Admiral is punished, avoids court-martial," Dec. 3). I am honorably retired from the U.S. military, having served 20 years...
The Once and Future Commish
The perks, powers and privileges of the office of D.C. mayor ain't what they used to be. Dethroned in August 1997 by Congress, the current mayor really is little more than a ceremonial pooh-bah holding court over a gaggle of powerless minions. His...
The U.S. Department of Labor Wants to Protect All Children
Dick Boland's Nov. 21 Commentary column, "Labor Department vs. family values," charges that the U.S. Labor Department's enforcement of child labor laws tramples on Amish family values. Nothing could be further from the truth. Federal child...
Third-Period Barrage Beats Islanders: Tabaracci Helps Caps End Skid
The note on the bulletin board in the Washington Capitals dressing room last night made note of what time bowling practice was this morning. It was a joke, of course, but the type of humor that surfaces only after a victory. The Caps and New York...
Title Hopes Hinge on Today's Games
MIAMI - With three games featuring the nation's top-ranked teams, today has been dubbed "Championship Saturday" by UCLA coach Bob Toledo. A more realistic observer might carefully consider the three mismatches at hand and proclaim it the day of...
Today's Best Bets
HEARTBREAK HOTEL Alive or dead, his legacy is here to stay. Tonight toast the "king" of rock 'n' roll at the much-heralded Night of 100 Elvises from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Lithuanian Hall, 851-3 Hollins St. in Baltimore. Enjoy Elvis art, Elvis...
United's Long Season Ends in Showdown against Vasco
A campaign that started with preseason games back in early February will end tonight, 10 months later. D.C. United takes on Brazilian champion Vasco da Gama tonight in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in the second and final leg of the Interamerican Cup....
Visitors to Massive Gingerbread House Find It Charming, and Sometimes Tasty
Neal Freed, the picture of dignity in his dapper gray suit, stops dead in his black, tasseled loafers at his discovery of an amazing confection covering more than half of the Ritz-Carlton's swanky lobby. Amid the crystal chandeliers, the marble...
Weston Deemed Mentally Unfit to Stand Trial
Accused cop-killer Russell Eugene Weston Jr. was found by the federal government's psychiatrist to be mentally incompetent to stand trial and prosecutors want to review details of the examination to possibly dispute the report. U.S. District...
White House Defies GOP Warning
The White House last night vowed to call impeachment witnesses to testify for up to four days next week, ignoring the GOP's one-day limit to President Clinton's defense and defying warnings that only the House Judiciary Committee can call witnesses....