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 8, 1998

AIDS Fatalities Drop 47% in a Year: But New Cases Are on Upswing
The number of AIDS deaths plummeted by nearly half last year, knocking the disease out of the top 10 causes of death in this country, federal health officials announced yesterday. Between 1996 and 1997, the number of deaths caused by HIV-AIDS infections...
AL Game 2 Called into Question: Bunt in 12th, Knoblauch's Ire Beat Yankees
NEW YORK - As it so often does in the decisive moment of an extra-inning postseason game, real time came to a halt as fate converged on home plate at Yankee Stadium yesterday. New York Yankees second baseman Chuck Knoblauch was standing at first,...
Bailout of Russian Space Program Hit: NASA Needs Cash for Orbital Station
House members hammered NASA officials yesterday for requesting more than $660 million over four years to help Russia's cash-strapped space agency pay for critical space station components. If Congress concurs, NASA could send the first installment...
Big Brother Goes to Congress
"Big Brother" is walking the halls of Capitol Hill in a Brooks Brothers suit trying to advance his praetorian agenda - complete with bold new police powers and a National ID Card - in the closing days of the 105th Congress. Unfortunately, it's...
Brecht's Cryptic Look at a `Jungle' of Greed
If an unsuspecting bookseller gets seduced and ruined by a rich and wily Chicago gangster, and the author of this dark fable is Bertolt Brecht, you probably have an angry social commentary on your hands. That may not be all that's going on in "Jungle...
Cafe Ole Pleases with a Latin Beat
Cafe Ole beckons the diner with a lively interior and quiet outdoor tables. Inside there's a vibrant Latin experience with loud, sometimes Latin music. The wall is decorated with a mural of the terra cotta rooftops of a colorful village. A bright...
Caps: Dollars or Good Sense?
Unless George McPhee does some furious faxing in the next few days, the Capitals will start the regular season two bricks shy of a load. Sergei Gonchar and Andrei Nikolishin, a couple of big-time contributors in their Stanley Cup run last season, are...
Clinton Urges `Vote of Principle': First Lady Pushes Limited Inquiry
President Clinton yesterday told House Democrats publicly to "cast a vote of principle and conscience" on today's impeachment resolutions, but the White House privately urged them to limit the scope and duration of any impeachment inquiry. "I think...
Defeated on the Quotas Field
Last month the U.S. Air Force paid $10 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit. The lawsuit was brought by 83 white lieutenant colonels who were illegally forced to retire in order to make room for more black and female colonels. The Air Force...
Democratic Ticket Gets Barry's Backing
Mayor Marion Barry yesterday endorsed the entire Democratic Party ticket on the Nov. 3 ballot - for what it's worth. Historically, Mr. Barry's stamp of approval has had mixed results at the polls. Before the Sept. 15 primary, Mr. Barry...
Duncan Hits Opposition to `Purple Line'
Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan scolded Ellen R. Sauerbrey yesterday for opposing the intrasuburban Metrorail line for which he won Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening's support last week. Mr. Duncan told county business leaders,...
Embassy Row
ARMENIA'S PROPOSALS Armenian Prime Minister Armen Darbinyan insisted he was setting no preconditions for possible talks with Turkey and Azerbaijan. If Turkey would admit it massacred 1.5 million Armenians in World War I, the two countries could...
Expos Get 5 Months to Find Local Buyer
MONTREAL - Major League Baseball has given Montreal five months to come up with new local owners and a plan to build a new ballpark or else put the club up for sale to out-of-town buyers. That means Washington area bidders for a major league franchise...
Fans Pick Knoblauch as Goat of the Game
NEW YORK - Debate carried into the night here yesterday, focusing on whether the New York Yankees lost Game 2 of the American League Championship Series because of a bad call or a lapse of judgment by their second baseman. The crowd of 57,128 at...
Fed Chief Signals Bigger Rate Cut: Greenspan Cites Weaker Economy
The outlook for the American economy has "weakened measurably" as a result of a worldwide credit crunch and the evaporation of stock market gains since August, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said yesterday. In an informal talk, Mr. Greenspan...
For Donor, Excitement - and Trouble
Retired millionaire Walter Kaye, the "fat cat" whose influence won Monica Lewinsky a White House internship, says he promised to become a major Democratic donor if fund-raisers would only make his life exciting. "Listen, I'm an excitement nut,"...
For Glendening, Tough Fight Ahead: Focus on Policy, Not Politics Blamed for Weak Candidacy
He cut Maryland's income taxes during his first term. The state's economy is strong. Gov. Parris N. Glendening is a Democrat, and there are twice as many members of his party registered to vote in the state as there are Republicans. Democrats control...
Genetic Superdog Gets Ready for Drug War: Customs Service Has New Weapon with Keen Nose for Contraband
FRONT ROYAL, Va. - Caroline and Cecilia Marschner say they weighed the pros and cons last summer before adopting Floyd, a 33-pound "baby" from Australia. But one suspects these school-age sisters in Front Royal were pushovers for his yellow hair,...
Give Us the Straight Talk on Social Security
As former House Budget Committee staff director Richard E. Mays says, the partisan cat fight over whether to use the budget "surplus" to cut taxes or to protect Social Security is "like people arguing over whether the money you don't have is in your...
GOP Asks Clinton to Protect Trade Pact
Republican leaders yesterday urged President Clinton to take action against the European Union for ignoring rulings by the World Trade Organization. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott of Mississippi and House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia wrote...
Gore, Horror Gurgle in Just in Time for Halloween: `Eighteenth Angel,' `Bleeders,' `Catcher' among Scary Flicks
The vid biz revs into high-fear gear with several new horror flicks released just in time for Halloween. So here's our . . . PHANTOM FEARCAST On Tuesday, David Seltzer's The Eighteenth Angel (Columbia/TriStar) arrives as a creepily effective...
Gus Awaits Chance That May Be His Last
Washington Redskins quarterback Gus Frerotte understands the frustration former first-round passer Heath Shuler endured during four troubled seasons before being traded. Now he wonders if the same fate awaits him. Frerotte has remained on the...
Holbrooke Gets Nowhere in Talks with Milosevic: Serbian Troops Seen Digging In
MALISEVO, Yugoslavia - Serbian forces, ignoring threatened NATO strikes, fired on ethnic Albanian villages in embattled Kosovo province yesterday as a special U.S. envoy met with Yugoslavia's president to try to end the bloodshed. Richard C. ...
House Calls Return - on Line: Doctors Giving Advice Via Internet Provider
America Online has teamed with a local health executive to add a dose of reality to cybermedicine. Dr. Scott Rifkin and a group of health professionals have hung out their shingle on the Internet provider's site and are dispensing free real-time...
House Drops Riders, OKs Treasury Bill: Democracts Win `Three out of Four'
The House voted 290-137 last night to pass legislation appropriating $13 billion for the Treasury Department and Postal Service. The measure, which also funds White House operations, the Federal Election Commission and the National Labor Relations...
Hoyas Suspend Long for Semester
At a banquet April 19, John Thompson concluded his 26th season as Georgetown's basketball coach by ripping his team for its work ethic and irresponsible behavior. During the unexpected tirade, he singled out Shernard Long, saying: "Next year, Shernard,...
If It Sounds Too Good to Be True, It Likely Is
Excuse me, Miss, but I have to get back to Europe to visit my dying mother, and I was wondering if you could help me out. You look like a nice person, and I just found $50,000 and I really don't know what to do with it. I guess I should turn it...
Impeachment Standards and Subterfuge
Stripped of all its shameful, disgraceful, reprehensible details, Bill Clinton's perjury scandal is really about whether a president of the United States is above the law. Throughout the long legal battles that special counsel Kenneth Starr had...
Impeachment Vote a Likely Election Factor, Two Polls Say
The 1998 congressional elections are a dead heat and the outcome may rest on today's House vote on impeachment, according to two polls released yesterday. "A Democratic member of Congress who votes to support a clear, focused time limit on the...
Inside Politics
MORE TO THE STORY "Virginia's George Mason has suddenly become the Democrats' favorite Founding Father," writes USA Today political columnist Walter Shapiro. "[Reps. John] Conyers, Zoe Lofgren, Maxine Waters and [House Judiciary Committee]...
Inside the Beltway
AMERICAN GRAFFITI "For a good time, call 202-456-1414 and ask for Bill. If a woman named Hillary answers, ask for the Bible study group." - Spotted by T.O. scribbled on the wall of a ladies' room at a local restaurant. POLITICS ASIDE...
Inside the Ring
TRUTH TELLING Looks like whatever the Marine Corps commandant mixes in his breakfast cereal has been shared with other top Pentagon officials. Long the most candid member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Gen. Chuck Krulak was recently joined...
Jenkins' Acrobatics Has All of Arizona Flipping
Maybe in years to come, the final play of last weekend's Arizona-Washington game will earn a nickname, like Doug Flutie's "Hail Mary," Michael Westbrook's "Miracle in Michigan," or California's five-lateral, band-bashing "The Play." Surely you've...
Judicial Circuit Not Likely to Be Split
A blue-ribbon congressional commission advised yesterday against breaking up the 9th U.S. Circuit of Appeals despite its large and fractious bench that is the nation's most reversed circuit. "If Congress were to reject our recommendation to restructure...
Justice Takes Aim at Visa, MasterCard: Antitrust Lawsuit Accuses Them of Anti-Competitive Practices
The Justice Department yesterday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Visa USA and MasterCard International, charging the nation's two largest credit-card networks with unfairly limiting competition. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in...
Lawsuits Say REIT Misled Investors
Shareholders yesterday filed two separate lawsuits against local commercial-mortgage company Criimi Mae Inc. The suits claim the Rockville real estate investment trust misrepresented itself to shareholders and Wall Street analysts, issuing false...
Love and Wellness
When you think courtship and marriage, what comes first to mind? Romance? Passion? Commitment? Companionship? Intellectual compatibility? Emotional connection? Not if you're in public high school in America and get your information from textbooks....
Maryland Pulls Rank, Snaps Mason's Win Streak at Nine
George Mason's men's soccer team is like a neighborhood bully: it looks tough beating up on all the little kids but is exposed when it faces somebody its own size. The Patriots, ranked No. 21, entered yesterday's match with 18th-ranked Maryland...
Military's Shift on Adultery Hit by Conservatives: Senators Hear Cohen's Defense
Social conservatives told a Senate panel yesterday that pending changes in the way the military punishes adulterers is part of a troubling trend: The armed forces' sexual mores are becoming more like the civilian world's. "It is part of a general...
Miller Approaching 1,000-Game Milestone
At least the Washington Capitals' Kelly Miller is honest about it - he is nearing a major NHL and personal milestone and, indeed, that very topic has crossed his mind. "I think it's going to be neat to reach 1,000 games," Miller said yesterday,...
Mitchell Asks to Be More Involved
Running back Brian Mitchell has become the latest of the Washington Redskins' playmakers asking to contribute more. The third-down back has only three carries and no longer is ranked among NFL leaders in kick and punt returns. "I'm not one to...
More Messes from Camdessus
If Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin had patted himself on the back one more time celebrating the "success" of the 1995 Mexican bailout organized by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), he probably would have required surgery to repair his damaged...
Movies;mini-Reviews
OPENING * Citizen Kane (1941) (No MPAA rating - released a generation before the advent of the rating system) - (FOUR STARS). A one-week revival of Orson Welles' inventive and entertaining debut feature, likely to remain the consensus choice as...
Nigerian General Appears to Prepare for Civil Rule: Abubakar Sets Election Dates, Frees Prisoners
From all outward appearances, Nigeria's latest military ruler, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, is moving firmly toward civilian rule and has won support from the United States, the European Union and some of his own countrymen in the process. The unanswered...
Novak Provides In-Depth Answers on God: Daughter's Inquiry Inspired Reflection
In the summer of 1996, Jana Novak, an assistant magazine editor and the 24-year-old daughter of Catholic theologian and lecturer Michael Novak, faxed her father a list of questions about religion, faith, God, sex and other conundrums of life. Intrigued...
October's Festival: German Tradition Invites You to Taste the Best of the Wurst
If you're going to stage an Oktoberfest, a tent is just the beginning. Here on an early fall Sunday afternoon at the Heurich House Museum on New Hampshire Avenue NW, near Dupont Circle, they have set up the tent on the museum grounds for this celebration...
Of Principle and Conscience
"I think everyone should cast a vote on principle and conscience." So said President Clinton yesterday, referring to the resolution before the House today. Lawmakers will decide whether and what sort of impeachment inquiry will be launched into Mr....
Out & About
STONES OF HEAVEN An intimate part of the lives of the Chinese for millennia, jade symbolizes nobility, perfection and immortality and is considered the most precious stone. Delicately carved to represent gods and spirits, coiled dragons, mountains,...
Players Not Alone in Feeling Locked out by NBA
Businesses around the MCI Center that just last year pinned their financial hopes on the new $200 million arena now are planning to lay off up to 25 percent of their staffs as the effects of the NBA lockout hit home. With the Nov. 3 start of the...
Police Dog Puts Bite on Robbery Gang: Prosecutor Wants Suspects off PG Streets Forever
Dana, a Prince George's County police dog, put the bite on Jacob James Maynard on his 18th birthday and started the downfall of a gang of suspects now charged with 22 armed holdups since June 21. Yesterday, State's Attorney Jack Johnson said he...
Police Pick Pockets: Display Methods Thieves Use to Lift Wallets
Two women waited for the Red Line train to stop. When the train arrived, the woman standing in front started to step inside the car - then stopped abruptly. The woman behind her took a step backward to avoid a collision. In the brief moment it...
President's Attorney Says Clinton Lied in Jones Suit
President Clinton's attorney has officially informed a federal judge without fanfare that evidence she relied on in dismissing the Paula Jones sexual misconduct lawsuit was false, and that his own assurances about its meaning are not reliable. ...
Ravens' Jenkins Often Cornered by Opposing Receivers, Criticism
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - DeRon Jenkins has been burned, maligned, ridiculed, singed and taunted. In his third NFL season, Jenkins has taken more abuse than any other Baltimore Raven. Jenkins has always been the fans' favorite whipping boy, and the...
Rival Bookseller Gives Amazon Chill
Amazon.com Inc.'s stock plummeted 14 percent yesterday as two deals threatened to erode the business of the popular on-line bookseller and alter the playing field in electronic commerce. Amazon closed down $14.88 a share at $93.44 yesterday on...
Rongen Emerging as Arena Successor
When the U.S. national team coaching post is filled, the most coveted coaching vacancy in American soccer will be with D.C. United, and former Major League Soccer coach of the year Thomas Rongen has emerged as a front-runner to replace Bruce Arena....
Scores of Democrats Likely to Back Impeachment Probe: Byrd Chides Clinton Tack
As many as 65 House Democrats were prepared by late yesterday to join Republicans in a vote to open an impeachment inquiry of President Clinton, while the senior Senate Democrat warned the White House: "Don't tamper with this jury." Sen. Robert...
Seeing through the Fog in the Global Warming Debate
The Oct. 1 Commentary by Patrick Michaels, "Fervid loss of cool on global warming," illustrates the disappointing level of discourse on the subject. As the moderator of the panel on which both Mr. Michaels and Dirk Forrister sat, I would like to...
Shelton Has Not Had Formal Briefing on Missile Threat Study
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has yet to receive a formal briefing on the findings of a blue-ribbon panel of experts who offered a dire assessment of emerging long-range ballistic missile threats, the panel's chairman said yesterday. ...
Thailand's Financial Future Uncertain
Thailand's finance minister yesterday explained his widely praised plan to halt the downward spiral of the Asian economic crisis, which began in Bangkok in summer 1997, but said he still does not know whether the collapse will deepen. "I had hoped...
The ABM Treaty's Dead Hand
Of all the international treaties invoked by the Clinton White House like magic mantras against the evils of this world, surely the least potent has to be the Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty. Analysis of the administration's emotional attachment...
Theater;mini-Reviews
OPENING * The Changeling - Georgetown Theatre Company. Thomas Middleton's 1623 revenge play. At Grace Episcopal Church through Oct. 31. 703/578-4710. * Fascinating French Feast - Le Neon Theatre. Ten original sketches (performed in English...
The Council's Police Report
The D.C. Council has issued a final report on its eight-month investigation into the plethora of problems with the Metropolitan Police Department. The 109-page report, for the most part an easy read, lays out anecdotal and substantial evidence that...
These Eagles Have Landed at Rock Bottom with the Redskins
Being 0-5 is a shock to the Washington Redskins, who just missed the playoffs the past two seasons and were a consensus pick to reach the postseason this year. In contrast, the Philadelphia Eagles were a near-unanimous choice to finish last in the...
Tom Jones Steams into Warner: Veteran Crooner Highlights Varied Musical Schedule
When Tom Jones brings his seasoned-to-perfection show to the Warner Theatre, the marquee should read: "Still Sexy After All These Years." At 58, Mr. Jones is in the same AARP-card-carrying age bracket as the Rolling Stones. But as the Stones...
Venus Needs Coaching to Reach Full Potential
Venus Williams collected the biggest prize money paycheck of her life when she won the inaugural women's Grand Slam Cup. She should use some of that $800,000 to hire a proper coach this fall so she can win her first real Grand Slam. Williams has...