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 8, 1999

American Falls Short in 2nd Half
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Rick Smith scored 13 points to lead a balanced Marist College to a 72-63 win over American last night. Smith also grabbed six rebounds and blocked three shots. Tom Kenney and Drew Samuels each scored 11 points and grabbed...
Banks Cash in on Convenience of the Internet: Public Confidence Begins Click
Deborah Gaynor has made monitoring her checking account by computer part of her daily routine. "I get up in the morning and before I brush my teeth, I turn on my computer and look at what's going on in the banking world today," Ms. Gaynor said....
Bondra-Less Caps Still Able to Edge Islanders
The Washington Capitals played their first game of the season last night without top goal producer Peter Bondra and still won. If that is a look into the short-term future, things should work out just fine. With Adam Oates assisting on three scores...
Boy Will Stay with Miami Kin, U.S. Says: Father Could Seek Custody in Court
The Cuban child plucked from the sea off the Florida coast last month will remain with his relatives in Miami unless his father can come to the United States and ask state courts for custody, legal experts and U.S. officials said yesterday. "Ultimately...
Bush Responds to Critics on Credentials
PHOENIX - Texas Gov. George W. Bush, responding to criticism that he's unqualified to be president, said yesterday his experience tops that of two rival longtime senators, one of whom he said could "carry my tax package" in Congress after he wins...
China Targets Taiwan with 2nd Missile Base: Can Now Hit All Military Posts on the Island, Pentagon Says
The Defense Intelligence Agency has discovered a second Chinese short-range missile base under construction near Taiwan that will significantly increase the threat against the island, The Washington Times has learned. Disclosure of the first missile...
Clinton Exhorts Doctors, Government to Report, Correct Thousands of Errors
ASSOCIATED PRESS Doctors and the government have a moral obligation to report and correct medical mistakes that kill or injure thousands each year, President Clinton said yesterday. He announced steps to confront the problem - and promised...
Council Snuffs out Funds for Bonuses: Mayor Can't Use Tobacco Windfall
The D.C. Council yesterday rejected Mayor Anthony A. Williams' plan to use the city's expected tobacco settlement funds to pay bonuses to unionized city employees, refusing to borrow against future funds. The council's 11-2 decision means that...
Creed of Slaves Rules in Seattle: WTO Debate a Setback for Human Freedom
A dreadful thought recently has overcome me. At the tender age of 51, my thinking may be turning politically obsolete. You see, I believe in both world free trade and national sovereignty. I even believe in the right and power of a free people to...
Embassy Row
BEYOND PATTEN Members of the Congress are urging the British government to adopt far broader reforms to the Northern Irish police force than those recommended in a British report that recommended fundamental changes to the Royal Ulster Constabulary...
FCC Rules, Telephone Companies and Free Speech
Robyn Blumner's Nov. 13 commentary, "Wired for profiteers," discusses a recent decision by a federal appeals court in Denver that set aside rules adopted by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deal with telephone business records. Miss...
Food Pantries for Poor Report Low Stocks, despite Economy
Many food pantries for the poor in the Washington area are scrambling to meet increasing demand, despite the strong economy. "This is absolutely a crisis," said Rob Hess, president and chief executive officer for the Center for Poverty Solutions,...
Fund Raising Seen Excessive
Some Maryland Republicans are grumbling about increased fund-raising pressures with their first independents-invited primary just three months away, state party Chairman Richard Bennett acknowledged recently. "We have to analyze what we are going...
Giant Threatens to Withdraw Role in Tivoli Land Plan
The city's delay in deciding on a development plan for city-owned land in Columbia Heights could force Giant Food Inc. to withdraw from the project, leaving the Tivoli Theater property undeveloped, a company official said yesterday. "It will be...
Headhunter-Helper Firm Brainbench Lures Investors, Adds Tests
Mike Russiello and his colleagues aren't teachers, but they have given nearly 400,000 tests this year. Mr. Russiello runs Brainbench Inc., an on-line testing and certification company formerly known as Tekmetrics.com. Brainbench, in Vienna,...
Hopefuls Resist Calls for Campaign Reform
Texas Gov. George W. Bush, Steve Forbes and Sen. Orrin G. Hatch got credit from conservatives yesterday for staying off the campaign-finance reform bandwagon when three other presidential candidates argued for new restrictions during Monday's Republican...
Inside the Beltway
RICKETY BENCH Chief U.S. District Judge Norma Holloway Johnson, immersed in controversy since presiding over the Clinton-Lewinsky grand jury, has been presented the Judicial Excellence Award at the 128th annual banquet of the D.C. Bar Association....
IRS Audit Increases Woes of Ousted Shop Secret Service Runs
A Secret Service group that ran a popular trinket store at the White House before it was suddenly ejected in May is being audited by the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS began auditing the Secret Service's Uniformed Division Benefit Fund following...
Judge, Not a Grinch, Does Not Even Flinch, Saving Yule Is a Cinch
Christmas, wrote the judge, is no unconstitutional plot. It's Christian but mainstream, like it or not. That was the ruling Monday from a Dr. Seuss-inspired federal judge who handed down an unwelcome present to a Cincinnati lawyer who had...
McCaffrey Wants More Addict Options: Policy Czar Criticizes Incarceration
Drug czar Barry McCaffrey yesterday called for expanded treatment opportunities for the nation's criminal justice system, describing the current process of incarcerating nonviolent addicts a "failed social policy." "We're seeking an historic shift...
Missing in Seattle
Protesters won the Battle in Seattle last week. Activists donning campy costumes successfully foiled global hopes of setting an agenda to kick off a new round of trade talks last week because they were backed by a most powerful ally: President Bill...
Mr. Bush vs. the `Success Tax'
"I do not accept the assumption that it is somehow `risky' to let taxpayers keep more of their own money. What is risky is when politicians are given charge of a surplus. There is a strong temptation to spend it. And, in Washington, that temptation...
Muslims Focus of Evangelization Effort: Southern Baptists Target Ramadan
First it was the Jews. Then it was the Hindus. Now it's the Muslims who are being targeted for evangelism by the nation's largest Protestant denomination, America's 15.6 million Southern Baptists. The Baptists' evangelistic prayer booklet...
NOW Made the Fathers Count Act into a Gender Issue
Repeated assertions by National Organization for Women (NOW) President Patricia Ireland and Executive Vice President Kim Gandy that NOW's opposition to the Fathers Count Act of 1999 is not an issue of gender, beg credulity ("NOW's position on House...
Oldies but Goodies? Utah Jazz Want to Put an End to Age Questions
Aging center Olden Polynice helped the Utah Jazz avoid their worst start in 15 seasons. Polynice, 35, played 27 minutes Saturday and swatted away five shots as the Jazz held off the Golden State Warriors 94-82. Polynice has started at center most...
One for the Luddites: How to Protect the World from Prosperity
Whoever said that victory has many fathers and defeat is an orphan, surely had never heard of the World Trade Organization (WTO). In the case of the hapless multilateral trade body and its long-suffering representatives, the total failure of the opening...
Panel to Discuss District's Health Care Problems
The D.C. Health Care Commission will confront a series of major issues that will transform the District's health care system when it holds its first public meeting today. Officials across the spectrum of the health care system - hospitals, clinics,...
Panel Told Giving Up Panama Canal Means Chinese Exert Their Influence
The U.S. withdrawal from Panama at the end of the year threatens not only national security but the safety and security of the entire hemisphere, witnesses warned a House subcommittee yesterday. "The withdrawal of American forces has created a...
Peru Looks at Giving a New Trial to Imprisoned American Leftist: Has Served 4 Years of a Life Sentence
Peruvian officials for the first time say new evidence about Lori Berenson's role in a revolutionary Marxist group is prompting them to consider a new trial for the American leftist, who has spent four years of a life sentence in Andean jails. ...
Playoff Berth Dicey for Redskins
Two months ago Friday, Washington was 4-1. The Redskins weren't just planning on printing playoff tickets, they were wondering in how many rounds they would have homefield advantage. Now the Redskins have split their past eight games and are just...
Schroeder Re-Elected Party Chief: Pushes SDP to Accept Reforms
BERLIN - Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder yesterday scored a stunning victory in his effort to wrench a divided Social Democratic Party back toward the center and establish a coherent reform program for Europe's dominant power. At a party congress...
Soviet History Strengthens Columnist's Argument
It is surprising that David Satter's Oct. 29 commentary, "Anatomy of a massacre," so far has not provoked any discussion in the media. Mr. Satter argued convincingly that Chechens were not capable of organizing the blowing up of four apartment buildings...
Study Links Drug Use, Teens' Sexual Activity
Teens who use drugs and alcohol are more likely to have risky sexual relationships, says a comprehensive study of teen behavior. "For parents and religious leaders who believe that sexual abstinence before marriage is a moral imperative, this report...
Swingtime in Pyongyang
The spectacle of first brother Roger Clinton singing on stage in Pyongyang was almost enough to make one long for the good old days of Billy Carter. Presidential siblings have a unique ability to embarrass their famous kin, and young Roger has proven...
Terps Survive a Scare, Edge Winthrop in OT
Winthrop's basketball team, a Division I afterthought playing in a one-bid conference, nearly snapped Maryland's 10-year home winning streak against non-league competition. The 21st-ranked Terps needed overtime to put away the defending Big South...
THE Foulest OF SHOTS: THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE EAST. NO RUSHING. NO HANDS IN YOUR FACE. NO OFF-BALANCE FADEAWAYS REQUIRED. YET SOME NBA BIG MEN CAN'T HIT 50 PERCENT OF THEIR THROWS. HOW HARD CAN IT BE? WOULD SHAQ BE BETTER OFF IF THE LAKERS MADE HIM SHOOT BLINDFOLDED?
Among Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal's many aesthetic atrocities - "Kazaam," "Shaq-Fu: Da Return" and the "ShaqAttaq" inflatable bootsneaker come to mind - the most egregious may be his woeful foul shooting. Despite leading the NBA...
Then Again, Maybe Deer Aren't That Perceptive
A sentence in a Dec. 1 outdoors column that read, "Deer remember things exactly the way you and I would if we suddenly spotted a new object in our living room," drew the attention of reader Kevin Connolly. He recalled a deer hunting story in a magazine...
Third, Last Killer of Russian Teen Gets 30-Year Term
The last and oldest of three young killers was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison for the murder of a 15-year-old Russian immigrant near Gaithersburg on Labor Day 1998. Montgomery County Circuit Judge Nelson W. Rupp Jr. imposed the maximum...
United Chief Warns of Gridlock in Skies: Air-Traffic Control System Is Filled as Flights Increase
The chairman of United Airlines warned this week of a crisis in the overcrowded global aviation system, joining a growing number of critics who say the air-traffic control system can't efficiently manage the planes. "I believe we are at a true...
Utah Republicans Seek Leavitt Ouster: Party's Right Calls Governor Too Liberal
Utah Republican Gov. Michael O. Leavitt is leading in statewide polls over possible challengers in next year's election, but his liberal stances on guns, taxes, education, and wilderness have made him vulnerable within his own party, critics said....
Washington's Great Society: Choral Arts Group Lifts Every Voice to Inspire Spiritually, Renew and Unify
Jan Childress reached an epiphany in 1985 - after hearing the Choral Arts Society of Washington for the first time. "The sound was overwhelming," the McLean soprano says. "I have been involved in choruses all my life in this city and other places....
What to Do about Bambi: Experts Say Desperate Measures Needed to Stop the Exploding Deer Population
Letting coyotes and mountain lions loose in the region is the most certain way to thin down the deer herds, says Mark R. Ellingwood, a New Hampshire wildlife biologist and national authority on deer control. Unless counties start playing rough...
Yellow Flags Should Raise Red Ones
Line judge Byron Boston penalized the Redskins 15 yards for breathing against the Lions. Boston also made the Redskins stand in the corner of the locker room at halftime. Near the end of the game, Boston made the throat-slashing gesture to...