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 April 27, 1999

Albanian-Language Paper Resumes Publication
TETOVO, Macedonia - Kosovo's leading Albanian-language newspaper published its first edition for refugees yesterday, blasting NATO for ignoring the plight of ethnic Albanians trapped in Kosovo and for not sending in ground troops to win the war. ...
Animate Learning, Playtime with Fox Kids
Peter Parker, Godzilla, Ms. Frizzle and Dog Zero may be just a few of the names parents are hearing over and over as they try to wrestle the TV remote control from their cartoon-happy offspring. If a child is hooked on any of the above characters,...
Apaches Brace for War; First Crashes in Albania
The Pentagon yesterday declared 23 Apache helicopters ready to wreak havoc on Yugoslav forces in Kosovo, and hours later one of the attack aircraft crashed near an airfield in Albania. The Apache's two pilots escaped and were in good condition,...
At 32, Patton Has Little Leverage
Marvcus Patton turns 32 Saturday, and in another 32 years maybe he'll begin to understand how the NFL works. But just in case you don't, Marvcus, let me try to explain: When you're 27 and in the prime of life and splashing around in the free agent...
Baltimore's Port of Discovery for Youths
Port Discovery is Baltimore's latest triumph on the east end of Inner Harbor. Although not anchored in the glittery complex along the waterfront, the new children's museum is fast becoming a destination unto its own. The three-story museum, which...
Bloody but Unbowed: Miller's Job Safe for Now despite Tantrum
The right hand of Baltimore Orioles manager Ray Miller is day-to-day. His job, apparently, is not. Miller bruised the hand during a violent clubhouse tantrum Sunday, but Orioles officials said yesterday that there is no immediate plan to oust him....
Bush Praises CIA Workers as Building Gets His Name: Touted for Restoring Morale during 1-Year Tour
Former President George Bush was honored yesterday at CIA headquarters in a ceremony naming it the George Bush Center for Intelligence. Mr. Bush, who served as CIA director from January 1976 to January 1977, choked with emotion as he spoke to a gathering...
Challenging Journey Ends with Graduation
On a cold January day in 1981, a baby girl was born. Beautiful beyond compare, she was welcomed into her parents' hearts. She grew, and her days were filled with storybooks, dolls and playing with her older brother. All too quickly, the day came...
Chernobyl Computer Virus Fails to Radiate
This time Chernobyl wasn't a disaster, and Melissa was a blessing in disguise. The computer virus named after the 1986 nuclear accident did infect some personal computers yesterday, but damage was limited, computer-security experts said. "I...
Child's Play (and Care) on a Business Trip
My first "free" business trip permanently shattered any illusion that my life would be my own to live after becoming a new mother. It started so innocently. "Want to go to Hawaii?" my husband chirped one day. My spirits soared. Saddled with...
Child-Support Courtroom Hears Tales of Human Woe
Monday morning outside the child-support courtroom at the Maryland Circuit Court in Annapolis finds men, women, children and lawyers milling about. The atmosphere is charged, and snippets of conversations can be heard: "He says he's self-employed,...
Child-Support-Law Amendment Comes to Attention of Hill: Provision Revision Could End to Horror Stories
In 1990, Lockheed employee and divorced father Bobby Sherrill was captured in Kuwait and spent nearly five harrowing months as an Iraqi hostage. When Mr. Sherrill was released, he returned to his joyful, weeping family in North Carolina. The...
Columnist Ignores the Documentation of Armenian Massacres
Bruce Fein's March 23 commentary, "Separating myth and reality," has done your paper and your readers a great disservice by promulgating information contradicted by facts in the historical record. In his pronounced zeal to champion the cause of Turkey,...
Cooke: Result `Tragedy to Me'
Redskins President John Kent Cooke issued the following statement yesterday in response to Bethesda businessman Daniel M. Snyder's deal with the estate of father Jack Kent Cooke to buy the team: The other executors of my father's estate have again...
Czechs Warned to Reject Nuclear Deals with Iran: Bushehr Project Seen as Arms Cover
The State Department has lodged several protests with the Czech Republic over the new NATO member's nuclear dealings with Iran, The Washington Times has learned. Department officials in Prague contacted the Czech Foreign Ministry to oppose any...
D.C. United Picks 12 Youths to Compete in Danone Cup
Calling from a cell phone on his way to soccer practice, Ian Sarachan is like any player preparing for a big match in Europe - except that he is 10 years old and his mother is driving him from elementary school in Herndon. Ira is one of 12 local...
Girlfriend Questioned about Guns: Diary Tells of Colorado Killers' Plans for Massive Carnage
LITTLETON, Colo. - Police yesterday questioned the girlfriend of one of the Columbine High School killers, who may have purchased some of the four guns used in last week's massacre. Authorities also revealed that shooting 12 fellow students and...
House GOP Seeks Twice Clinton's Military Funds: Much of $13 Billion for Campaign in Balkans
House Republicans will propose more than doubling President Clinton's emergency spending request for military operations against Serbia, leadership aides and staff on the House Appropriation Committee said yesterday. The $13 billion plan will be...
House Member Urges Radar Sales to Taiwan: Gilman Calls Proposed Ban Shortsighted
The chairman of the House International Relations Committee will seek to reverse administration efforts to bar the sale of defensive radar to Taiwan. Talks between U.S. and Taiwanese government officials are to begin today on Taipei's annual request...
How Parents Can Copy with Friends Who Exist Only in the Imagination
Parents often are taken aback when imaginary friends come for an extended visit. But rather than reacting with needless worry or unwelcome attention, experts advise parents to roll out the welcome mat. "When a child has an imaginary friend, it's...
Inside Politics
FOUR WORDS "It is the misfortune of the Western nations to be led (if one can call it that) by a generation of politicians for whom the four most important words in the English language are `focus group' and `opinion poll,' " Winston S. Churchill,...
Inside the Beltway
HALLMARK GREETINGS President Clinton says the United States, albeit behind the official shield of NATO, will step up its air assault over Yugoslavia. Which means, of course, that every member of Mr. Clinton's own party on Capitol Hill remains...
In Skit, Teens Learn Horror Could Strike Here
Could it happen here? Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., could just as easily be T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria. Just ask sophomore Katie Posey, who attends the high school noted for its conflict-resolution program that President...
Legacy Security
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott put the White House on notice Sunday: If President Clinton has any notion of including in his legacy the solution to Social Security's long-term financial crisis, as the president has so often declared, he will have...
Looking for Answers in the Wrong Places
We don't want to see evil in the faces of our children. Some of us even dismiss the concept of evil as an archaic remnant of grandpappy's time, when God was more than the mindlessly profane curse He has become on the lips of respectable modern...
Magic's Plummet Is Result of `Funk'
It's funny how quickly things can change in the NBA this season. Take, for example, the Orlando Magic. It wasn't long ago that they were the toast of the Eastern Conference. Somehow, despite injuries to key players like Bo Outlaw and Nick Anderson,...
Mayor, Council Recruit Allies in Tax-Cut Debate
The D.C. Council and Mayor Anthony A. Williams each turned to respected allies yesterday to pitch their vastly different plans to cut taxes in the District. The council, which supports a wide-ranging $419 million plan, called on former vice presidential...
Mexican President Hesitant to Let Public Choose Successor: Zedillo Worried Openness Will End Party Dominance
MEXICO CITY - It's as much a maxim in Mexico as anywhere else: A promise is a promise, but this is politics. So may go the commitment of President Ernesto Zedillo to end one of the greatest, if informal, powers of Mexico's president - his prerogative,...
NATO Won't Stop Russian Oil Tankers
NATO backed off yesterday from plans to forcibly board Russian ships defying an oil embargo of Yugoslavia amid clear signals Moscow has emerged as the key diplomatic player in the alliance's war in Kosovo. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott...
NFL Owners Could Kill Sale Again: Snyder Facing Contentious Review from Good Ol' Boys
Gaining NFL owners' approval may prove to be tougher for Daniel Snyder than paying $800 million for the Washington Redskins, because league politics once again could result in a contentious review. The worst-case scenario would be if seven team...
NFL Owners Could Kill Sale Again: Turner and Casserly Receive Vote of Confidence for '99
When Daniel Snyder was the junior partner in a group bidding to buy the Washington Redskins, general manager Charley Casserly and coach Norv Turner were in big trouble. Senior investor Howard Milstein had hired former San Francisco player personnel...
Police Arrest 4 Theft Suspects after Chase
A Chevrolet carrying four men and several hundred dollars worth of jeans still on their hangers tore onto an access road eastbound off New York Avenue NE yesterday afternoon and rammed into a curb in front of The Washington Times building. Two...
Pretend Playmates: Experts Say Don't Worry about Made-Up Companions
Mary Renck Jalongo blames Willie Nelson for her decades-long interest in imaginary friends. Not Willie Nelson the singer, but Willie Nelson, her then-3-year-old niece's constant companion. "My sister called me because I was an expert in early...
Putting a New Face on Stalin
I started reading the just published article - "The Soviet System Reconsidered" - with suspicion: the word "reconsidered" as used in academic journals is eternally suspect whenever the subject matter is V.I. Lenin, Josef Stalin, the Soviet Union,...
Rebuilding the Balkans
The human cost of the Kosovo conflict is as plain as the corpses lying on Balkan soil and refugees fleeing Kosovo. History reminds us, however, that ethnic cleansing and economic difficulties are conspiring partners in the crisis. Clearly, NATO's...
Retaining a Childlike Approach to Life
My 11-year-old daughter recently paid me a great compliment. At least, I hope it was a compliment. She told me that I "thought like a kid." I like the way that children think. In a world filled with complicated adult concerns and skeptical world...
Russia's `Little Brother'
The stated policy of the former Soviet Union under Leonid Brezhnev was that once a country had gone communist, or into the Soviet orbit, it could not be permitted to "go back." Our new NATO policy is perhaps a reverse-Brezhnev Doctrine. One longstanding...
Schools Cleared by Bomb Threat: Hoax Sends Police to 17 Buildings
Metropolitan Police yesterday evacuated more than 12,000 students from 17 public high schools after receiving a bogus bomb threat, an incident repeated in jurisdictions nationwide in the wake of last week's school massacre in Littleton, Colo. "The...
Search Warrants Keep AOL Busy: Company Assists Columbine Probe
Hours after 12 students and a teacher were fatally shot in a Colorado school, America Online employees gathered every scrap of information they could from the Internet accounts of two students suspected in the shootings. AOL knew the FBI would...
Security Meltdown at the DOE
Lately, it seems that scarcely a day goes by without some new revelation about serious security problems at the Department of Energy (DOE) - or the Clinton administration's lack of seriousness about addressing them competently. Less obvious, but no...
Snyder Buy Needs Approval of NFL: Redskins Would Keep Coach, GM
Bethesda marketing executive Daniel M. Snyder yesterday completed his expected $800 million deal with the estate of former Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke for the football team and its stadium. He instantly made it clear he is no Howard...
Starbucks Killer Buried the Guns: Confession Provides Scenario of Crime
Carl Derek Cooper quickly showered after gunning down three Starbucks employees in July 1997 and buried in Hyattsville the two handguns he used in the crime, he confessed to police. As the trio lay bleeding on the floor of the Georgetown shop,...
Supreme Court to Decide If FDA Can Regulate Tobacco
The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to decide next term if the Food and Drug Administration overstepped its authority when it acted to regulate tobacco advertising and sales, ostensibly to keep children from taking up the habit. "It will be the...
Taipei Is Reassured Position Not Changed by Zhu's Visit
Legislators from Taiwan who visited Washington last week said yesterday they had been reassured that Taiwan's position had not been compromised by Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji's visit to the United States early this month. "We feared that Taiwan...
Theologians Ponder Power of Evil in Shootings
The nation's psychologists, social workers, cultural critics and politicians have traced the Littleton, Colo., high school killings to many external causes, but some theologians say the force of evil should not be overlooked. At Calvin College's...
The Reluctant Hyperpower
The French openly worry about the emergence of the United States after the Cold War as a "hyper power" and theorize about ways to balance this power of ours, lest we behave internationally as if our interests were those of all the world. In this reckoning,...
Toast to Talking
Capitol Hill is the last place in Washington where you would expect to find people afraid to speak out publicly. But practice makes perfect, and the LoneStar Toastmasters Club meets two Tuesdays a month to bone up on public-speaking abilities over...
U.S. Urges Europe, Japan to Open Their Markets
The United States warned Europe and Japan yesterday that they must not try to export their way back to growth, arguing that the best way to keep the world economy from slipping back into crisis is to pry open their markets. In meetings of the Group...
Vegas Bomber Chooses Hoyas
The Georgetown men's basketball program announced the signing of Las Vegas swingman Jason Burns yesterday, completing the school's deepest recruiting class in more than a decade. Burns, a 6-foot-5, 175-pounder who averaged 17 points, seven rebounds...
Vocalist Mom Makes Music with and for Youngsters: Sugar Beats Mines Old Gold on Family-Friendly LPs
Sherry Goffin Kondor got tired of listening to the children's music her toddler enjoyed, so she formed her own pop group and record company to produce music that parents and youngsters could enjoy together. Four albums later, Sugar Beats - formed...
When a Son Becomes Too Clingy with Dad
Q: I am the father of two lovely children. They are twins, a boy and a girl, both 1 year and 5 months of age. Lately, I've been having some trouble with my son. He seems to be in constant need for me to pick him up, hold him in my arms and walk...
Where Were the Parents?
There are so many stereotypes being played out in the coverage of the frightening mass killing at a Colorado high school that if one isn't careful, the whole violent episode may diminish into little more than a lesson in cultural hate and gun control....
White House Cautions Arafat against Statehood Move
The White House, worried that Middle East peace is in danger of collapse, warned Yasser Arafat yesterday not to declare Palestinian statehood and acknowledged that next week's deadline for a peace deal will be missed by a year. The chairman of the...
Yugoslav Dissenter Makes U.S. Hopeful
U.S. officials yesterday seized on remarks by a senior Yugoslav official that his country may have to accept a NATO troop presence as evidence the Belgrade government is starting to crack after more than a month of allied bombing. "I personally...