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 23, 1998

4 Republicans Rally against Clinton Ouster
The White House yesterday seized on a letter released by four centrist House Republicans to bolster its drive to work out a censure deal in the Senate short of removing President Clinton from office. White House officials, who had roundly denounced...
Bombing Stops in Five Minutes
Operation Desert Fox? Could someone please explain why we chose to name December's bombing raid on Iraq after the Erwin Rommel, the German Wehrmacht's most famous field- marshal? Brilliant. What will be next? Operation von Manteuffel? Operation...
Capitals Finally Regain Pivonka
SUNRISE, Fla. - The last time the Washington Capitals got the number of injured players down to a reasonable figure, say two, they celebrated by getting into a huge brawl against the Bruins in Boston on Nov. 21. The Caps won't be down to just...
Celebrate the Centuries with Auto Show
America and the automotive industry have always shared the fast track to the future. As the automobile enters its second century and America stands poised for the new millennium, the 1999 Washington Auto Show commemorates these common milestones with...
China and Taiwan Will Always Remain as One
In a letter trying to justify Taiwan's bid for U.N. membership ("Taiwan vs. China, the saga continues," Nov. 30), Eric Chiang compares the Taiwan issue to those involving the divisions of Korea and Germany. In appearance, his argument looks reasonable...
Claims Conflict on Voter Defections
Montgomery County Democrats sent word out Monday that their county headquarters has been "flooded" by calls from Republicans wanting to become Democrats in the wake of the impeachment vote. "The phones were ringing quite actively all [last] week,"...
Dahl Facing Future without Football
When the Washington Redskins signed Cleveland's Bob Dahl on March 5, 1996, to replace departed free-agent guard Ray Brown, it seemed a wise choice. Dahl was five years younger, his bonus was nearly $1 million less and he had missed just one start...
Deadline for Top Skins Bid Expires
New York financier Howard Milstein and Bethesda marketing executive Daniel Snyder haven't changed the deadline for their take-it-or-leave-it $720 million offer for the Washington Redskins and Jack Kent Cooke Stadium beyond today . That leaves Mr. ...
Delegate Eyes Plates Promoting Adoption
Virginia Delegate Richard H. Black yesterday began his campaign to have Virginia issue a license plate promoting adoption instead of abortion. In front of a Christmas tree and a Santa Claus actor and surrounded by 20 children, Mr. Black, Sterling...
Engines of the '90S: Powerful, Small, Clean
Since the 1950s, smooth V-8 engines have defined the classic American car, while most trucks and base-model sedans had straight sixes. When the gas crunch of the 1970s made people look toward smaller, thriftier cars, we learned the benefits of frugal...
Female Bombers Achieve Milestone: But Pentagon Keeps Profile Low
Female aviators made history in Operation Desert Fox, but the Pentagon public affairs apparatus isn't trumpeting the event in order to keep things gender-neutral. "All of the female pilots have been declining interviews," said a Navy officer at...
Fox Plans Separate Channels for Boys, Girls: Experts Fear Return of Gender Stereotypes
Boys and girls are so different, some television executives say, that even TV programs should be tailored to their gender. When Fox Family Channels and Fox Kids Network announced the founding of Boyz and Girlz channels in October, some child advocates...
France Seeks Big U.N. Role on Iraq: Urges Alternative to `Brutal Force'
PARIS - The French government plans a series of diplomatic moves that would "replace brutal force with dialogue" after last week's U.S. and British missile raids on Iraq, officials say. At the same time, government sources admit that any form...
Galaxy of Styles for New Coupes
In a bold strike against the trend of the tough and rugged, car manufacturers are exploring a new frontier of luxury combined with space-age proficiency. The result is a new generation of sports coupes that combines 1990 engineering and ingenuity...
Gilmore Maps out Big Plans: GOP Seeks to Broaden Appeal, Win Control of Virginia House
RICHMOND - Gov. James S. Gilmore III says his first year in office shows Republicans can broaden their governing coalition by combining tax cuts with an inclusive, big-tent philosophy. A booming economy doesn't hurt, either. In the election-year...
GOP Sees Senate Trial as Boost for 2000 Race
The Republican impeachment drive against a president soaring in public opinion polls may prove to be good politics in the 2000 elections. In fact, there may be serious political consequences for the GOP if Senate Republicans give in to White House...
Inside Politics
EXTREMISTS BEWARE People For the American Way sent out an urgent e-mail to members of the group's "Activist Network" yesterday. The liberal group was seeking help to prevent the Senate from convicting and removing President Clinton from office....
Inside the Ring
NUMBERS GAME During the Vietnam War 30 years ago, the Pentagon counted dead enemy bodies as a measure of progress toward victory. During the "5 o'clock follies" in Saigon, as the daily U.S. military news briefings were then known, the public was...
Iturbe's Return Bolsters Colonials' Inside Game
You may not recognize the George Washington Colonials now that forward Antxon Iturbe is back after missing the first seven games with a broken foot. Iturbe drastically alters the team's look, says coach Tom Penders. "We're a different team in...
Jackson Leads Way as Georgetown Drubs UMES
When John Thompson was forced to take the night off, one of his seniors decided to take charge. For just the fifth time in 27 years, town took the court last night without its coach on the sideline. Suffering from a stomach virus, the 57-year-old...
Jobless Benefits May Test Year-2000 Glitch 1 Year Early at Labor
The year-2000 computer problem could come a year early for laid-off workers seeking unemployment benefits. The Labor Department is one of the first federal agencies confronted with the computer problem because it administers unemployment insurance...
Judge Orders Huang Testimony
A federal judge has denied the administration's request to end a conservative watchdog group's probe of Democratic Party fund raising. U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth yesterday ordered further testimony from former Commerce Department official...
JUNE '98: An Almanac of the Significant, the Insignificant, the Words, Numbers and Images That Shaped the Year
A Fairfax County judge upholds the conviction of Valerie Nordstrom, 41, who was guilty of improper driving when she was stopped for applying mascara while driving to work on Interstate 95. An unidentified 49-year-old man from Emmittsburg is bruised,...
Legal Experts Call Lame-Duck Defense of Clinton a Lame Idea
Legal and government scholars say it would be "offensive" for White House lawyers to argue that the impeachment articles are automatically voided when the congressional term ends three weeks from now. "It's politically unwise for the White House...
Linda Tripp on Filegate
Ever since Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr submitted his Lewinsky-related impeachment referrals to the House of Representatives in September, congressional Democrats and White House spinmeisters have been claiming exoneration in the other scandals...
Mother Charged in Death of Daughter
Fairfax County police arrested a mother on charges of killing her teen-age daughter yesterday after a domestic dispute. County firefighters found Yiti Arevalo's badly burned body lying on the floor of a bedroom after putting out a fire in the mother's...
Newly Wealthy Find Money Has a Price: Support Groups Help Rich Cope
More and more Americans are burdened by a problem most people would love to have: too much money. The mere thought that being rich could be a problem may seem crazy to anyone who cringes at the sight of a credit-card statement or frets at the rising...
No More Mad Dogs: Fearsome Linebackers Vanishing: How Many Current Players Speak the Twisted Language of Their Forefathers, Referring to `Mantras' and `Targets'?
They own names like Bednarik, Nitschke and Butkus, men born into identities as fittingly brusque as their personalities. Their fraternity includes Hendricks, Lambert, Singletary and LT, a roll call that instantly inspires fearful reverence and provokes...
Passenger Cars: Compact
NUBRIA, NEON, ESCORT/TRACER, FOCUS, CIVIC, SEPHIA, PROTEGE, SENTRA, IMPREZA, ESTEEM, COROLLA, GOLF GTI/JETTA/BEETLE The foreign cars imported to the U.S. in the '50s and '60s were largely economy cars. Generally, the list of cars included the...
Passenger Cars: Economy
LANOS, MIRAGE, METRO, ACCENT, SWIFT, TOYOTA It is important to consider that when German, French and Italian cars came into the U.S. market during the late 1950's, they were regarded as cheap, flimsy vehicles for those who couldn't afford "real...
Passenger Cars: Full Size
LESABRE, CONCORDE/INTREPID, CROWN VICTORIA/GRAND MARQUIS, BONNEVILLE, AVALON These cars are the descendants of automotive dinosaurs. They are hard to park, bad on gas mileage and loved only by older people. Smaller models offer almost as much...
Passenger Cars: Luxury
3.5RL, A8, CONTINENTAL, 7-SERIES, PARK AVE., DEVILLE/CONCOURS, SEVILLE, Q45, XJ8/XJ8L/XJR/VANDEN PLAS, LS400, CONTINENTAL, TOWN CAR, E CLASS, S-CLASS, S80 These cars are often as valuable in enhancing a car maker's image as they are in enhancing...
Passenger Cars: Midsize
CENTURY, LUMINA, TAURUS/SABLE, ACCORD, SONATA, 626, GALANT, MAXIMA, CUTLASS, GRAND PRIX, CAMRY, PASSAT Mid-size sedans are the largest-selling segment of the American auto market. Three of the top seven nameplates fit this category - Camry, Accord...
Passenger Cars: Near Luxury
TL, A6, 5-SERIES, CATERA, 300M/LHS, G20, I30, S-TYPE, ES300, LS6/8, MILLENIA, C-CLASS, DIAMANTE, INTRIGUE, 9-5, S/V70 Only a dozen years ago, this category would not have existed. Since then, almost every manufacturer has seen the need to move...
Passenger Cars: Small
A4, 318TI, CAVALIER, MALIBU, CIRRUS/STRATUS/BREEZE, LEGANZA, CONTOUR/MYSTIQUE, ELANTRA, ALTIMA, ALERO, GRAND AM, SUNFIRE, SC/SL/SW, LEGACY, C/V40 Small and mid-sized cars make up more than two-thirds of passenger car sales in the United States....
Performance Caps: Compact Sport-Utility
Blazer/Jimmy/Envoy, Durango, Explorer, Passport/Rodeo, Cherokee, Discovery II, RX300, ML320/430, Mountaineer, Montero Sport, Pathfinder, Bravada, Forester, Legacy Outback, 4Runner This is the fastest growing segment of the market. Fifteen years...
Performance Caps: Full & Luxury Sport-Utility
SLX, Hummer, Escalade, Tahoe/Yukon/Denali, Suburban, Expedition, QX4, Trooper, VehiCross, Grand Cherokee, LX470, Navigator, Montero, Range Rover, Land Cruiser Land Rover created the awareness that utility could be upscale and now, this end of the...
Performance Caps: Mini Sport-Utility
Tracker, CR-V, Sportage, Amigo, Wrangler, Grand Vitara, RAV4 The small-size sport-utility market is getting crowded. The micro-sized Suzuki Samurai created a new segment, and spawned the Sidekick, the Isuzu Amigo, the Geo Tracker and the Japanese...
Performance Cars: Compact Trucks
S-truck/Sonoma/Hombre, Dakota, Ranger, Frontier, Tacoma When Datsun introduced the small pickup in the early '60s, it was an instant hit. Not only was it very affordable, but it offered a lifestyle statement, and was useful for more than commuting....
Performance Cars: Full-Size Trucks
Silverado, Ram, F-150/SuperDuty/F-650/F-750, Sierra, Tundra No vehicle more completely defines the American life than the full-size pickup truck. It conveys images of wide-open spaces, progress and construction, and rugged, sporting pursuits....
Performance Cars: Sports Coupes/sedans
INTEGRA/TYPE R, 3-SERIES, REGAL, ELDORADO, CAMARO, MONTE CARLO, SEBRING/ AVENGER/SEBRING CONVERTIBLE, ZX2, MUSTANG, PRELUDE, TIBURON, GS300/GS400, SC300/SC400, CLK, C43/E55, COUGAR, ECLIPSE, AURORA, FIREBIRD/TRANS AM, 9-3, SOLARA, CELICA, PASEO, CABRIOLET,...
Performance Cars: Vans
Astro/Safari, Venture/Silhouette/Transport, Caravan/Town & Country/Voyager, Windstar, Odyssey, Oasis, Sedona, Villager/Quest, Sienna, Eurovan What started as a niche vehicle has completely revised the look of suburban driveways. Honda was...
Plan to Protect Tuna Is Quite Inadequate
The Virginia arm of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA/VA) says the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas once again has failed to take appropriate action to help severely depleted populations of the bluefin tuna and...
Redskins' Revival Lifts Nolan's Stock
Mike Nolan sat alone on the bench. The Washington Redskins had long departed after their 41-7 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Oct. 18, but the defensive coordinator seemed too weary to rise. The Redskins were 0-7 and had allowed more than 30...
Roundup
Clemens withdraws demand for trade Roger Clemens reversed course yesterday, saying he no longer was demanding that the Toronto Blue Jays trade him and that he would not play for the Houston Astros under their current management. Clemens, the only...
Santa's Mailers in High Gear
A cavalry of forklifts dodge through a low-ceilinged room the size of four football fields. Drivers urge the tiny trucks past noisy, rapid-fire conveyor belts laden with mail and machines, some that sort 36,000 pieces of mail an hour. Everything...
Seasons Greetings from the White House: May This Be a Very Special Christmas for One and All
Every December, Richard Wightman neatly arranges the political ghosts of Christmases past on a bookshelf in his living room. His White House holiday card collection begins with greetings from President Richard M. Nixon and continues through to...
Sierra Club, Allies Seek Harbor Plan Extension
Environmentalists have asked for an extra month to review a new study about the proposed National Harbor project in Prince George's County, fearing that dangers of the project may go unrecognized. The Sierra Club, the Bladensburg-based Anacostia...
Snow Forecast for Christmas
A white Christmas. It's been so long since we've had one in the Washington area, we've forgotten what it looks like. But the National Weather Service says the long wait may be over. "There will be snow on the ground" on Christmas Day, said...
Students Paint Tribute: Do Postal Murals of Slain Capitol Officers
Area students honored two slain U.S. Capitol Police officers yesterday with three mural-sized stamps that will go on display at local post offices and the Capitol. Students hope one of their paintings will some day become an official stamp. Wen-Ling...
Sun Kings Going on a Roll, and Jeff Malone Is along for the Ride
Forget the lockout and the Washington Wizards. The Times will get its pro hoops fix by adopting a team whose players don't drive BMWs and make millions: the Yakima Sun Kings of the CBA. Break up the Yakima Sun Kings! Since The Washington Times...
Tea Party Has Children Dancing with Glee
A group of fancily dressed children sashayed, leapt and twirled their way down E Street NW Sunday afternoon after leaving the Warner Theatre and the Washington Ballet's performance of Peter Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker." The active youngsters...
Three Cheers for Censure?
In a year of political perversions - some metaphorical, some all too literal - the president's job approval polls take the cake. Having defied gravity (including the gravity of the charges against Mr. Clinton) for nearly a year, they ratcheted up on...
U.S. May Let Iraq Increase Oil Sales: Sanctions Likely to Stay in Place
The United States offered yesterday to boost the amount of oil Iraq can sell under the oil-for-food program because of plummeting world oil prices, but warned it would still veto any effort by France or Russia to scrap economic sanctions. Undersecretary...
Woman Refuses to Give Up on Life: Despite Circumstances, She's Making Plans to Be a Mother
Kate Fountain is unmarried, out of work and preparing to deliver her first child, a boy. Her circumstances might inspire sadness in even the coldest heart. But Miss Fountain is at peace this Christmas, her brown eyes lighting up with hope as she...