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 1, 1998

Ankle Bracelets, Mr. President?
"Perjury is a serious offense because it undermines the integrity of the judicial system." So said a U.S. attorney named Henry McMaster. Lest anyone accuse him of partisanship in these partisan times, he made the comments in 1985, long before President...
Anti-Competitive Anxiety: Exxon-Mobil Would Dominate D.C. Market
Antitrust enforcers in Washington need only count the gas stations on their way to work to get uneasy about a merger of Exxon Corp. and Mobil Corp. Together, Exxon and Fairfax-based Mobil would dominate retail gasoline sales in the District more...
Background Check Hits Well off Target for Many
A national federal background check on people buying handguns and rifles got off to a shaky start yesterday. Hours after the FBI punched up its crime computers to perform a mandatory investigation of owners, the agency's primary computers in West...
Barry, Williams Yet to Warm Up: Cool Relations Evident at Bank Event
Mayor Marion Barry took credit yesterday for the city's unseasonably warm weather. But conditions were decidedly frosty on the small stage Mr. Barry shared with Mayor-elect Anthony A. Williams outside a refurbished Crestar Bank. The mayor...
Beach Tidings Greet Holiday Shoppers
OCEAN CITY - From April to September, Ocean City in Maryland and Rehoboth Beach in Delaware are known for their bikinis, blue crabs and barhopping. But in the off-season, the vacation hot spots draw crowds for something else: bargain shopping. ...
Beware the Policy Fanatics!
Author and philosopher George Santayana once defined a fanatic as someone "who redoubles his effort upon losing sight of his goal." Unfortunately, this week is likely to be a big one for the fanatics who run what passes for security policy in the Clinton...
Caps Hope to Find Solution to First-Period Woes Tonight
Washington Capitals coach Ron Wilson is not a superstitious man, but he is starting to reach for non-traditional remedies to his team's erratic performances. Whether he's successful will be known after the first period tonight against the New Jersey...
Chinese View of Taiwan Is a Disgrace for Democracy
Mr. Yu Shuning's letter of Nov. 19, "Taiwan has no right to join the United Nations," is an embarrassment to the ideal of democracy. For too long, America has let communist China define the terms of debate over Taiwan. Mr. Shuning and the communist...
Connell Hurts Leg; Ponds Gets Arrested
It was a rare Monday at Redskin Park yesterday. The Redskins were coming off a victory, and there were no starters to add to Washington's lengthy injured list. However, just because strong safety Leomont Evans escaped serious injury when he sprained...
Customers a Forgotten Item: Staff Shortages, Attitudes Make Shoppers Weary
The customer is always right - this long-standing retailing maxim is what management experts say is the key to winning loyal customers and long-term profits. Apparently, no one is paying heed. Today's customers can't find a clerk to ring up purchases,...
Derek Gordon's Center for Arts Activity: KenCen's Education Chief Puts on Quite a Performance
Jazz thrives in musicologist Derek Gordon's native environs of Baton Rouge, La., so it seems only natural that he brought his love and knowledge of this indigenous American music form to Washington. What doesn't seem so natural is hearing jazz...
Echostar Purchase Creates Cable Rival
Echostar Communications Corp. agreed to buy News Corp.'s U.S. satellite operations yesterday in a deal that creates the first nationwide competitor to cable monopolies. Echostar is paying $1.1 billion for News Corp.'s satellite licenses, a move...
Embassy Row
COMEDI CLUB BENELUX is not a vacuum cleaner. ERASMUS is not a religious reformer. And COMEDI is certainly not funny. Those are just a few of more than 300 acronyms and abbreviations helpfully collected by press counselors at the European embassies...
Escalator Had Many Repairs: Metro Probes Woman's Death
The Metro escalator on which a Hyattsville woman was killed on Thanksgiving was repaired 28 times between July and Thursday's fatal accident, Metro employees said. A Metro employee said the escalator at the Mount Vernon Square-UDC Metrorail Station...
Espy Corruption Case Goes to Federal Jury: Gifts Didn't Affect Policy, Defense Team Says
The legal fate of former Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy went into the hands of a federal jury yesterday after prosecutors called for his conviction on 30 corruption charges and the defense dismissed the case as "insanity." The 12 jurors are scheduled...
Festival to Bring Cultural Distinctions of Arab Life to Light: Community Seeks to Counter Negative Images
Few cultures are as foreign to the Western mindset as that of the Arab, a factor that will be addressed this week at a colorful festival in downtown Washington. Starting Thursday and ending Sunday, the Ana Alarabi Festival will flood the atrium...
Financier Invokes Fifth before Panel
Maryland financier Nathan Landow invoked his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination yesterday when he appeared briefly before the House Judiciary Committee in a closed-door session, it was learned. Mr. Landow, whose contacts with...
Guide Offers Information on Donations to Colleges
Gary Gerst felt the pull of his old college ties. Retired with money to spend, the 1961 Duke University alumnus wanted to give back to the school that helped shape his life. Wary that his gift would be squandered on academically anemic fads, he...
Holocaust Meeting Focuses on Jews' Assets
Delegates from 45 nations gathered in Washington yesterday to try to forge a consensus on providing restitution for thousands of pieces of Jewish art, property and other assets seized by the Nazis. The conference opened last night with a silent...
House Panel Extends Probe to Financing: Will Subpoena Secret Memos
The House Judiciary Committee plans today to widen its impeachment probe and subpoena from President Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno secret memos that may charge that the president committed campaign finance crimes. "We have received information...
Impeachment's Political Calculus
A journalist friend of mine, interviewing a pointy-headed type for his comment on an event of the day, impatiently interrupted the thoughtful if long-winded reply of his interviewee with a rude question that seems increasingly germane today: "But morality...
Improvisation Keys Redskins' Revival: Makeshift Line Earns Respect, If Not Nickname
The group is far from earning a nickname like the Hogs or the Electric Company, but the Washington Redskins may have found an offensive line combination that works - at least for the final four games of the season. The lineup - Joe Patton at left...
Inside Politics
HANKS REGRETS DONATION Tom Hanks says he regrets giving the Clinton legal defense fund $10,000 in light of the president's admission that he had an inappropriate relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky. "We gave ten thousand...
Inside the Beltway
ALONE AND TOGETHER Turkey and golf break over, House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings resume today with actual convicted perjurers, some of whom served time in the clink, providing testimony. Democrats, of course, aren't impressed with...
Judge Says No Deal Made in Webber Case
A Prince George's County judge ruled yesterday that there was no plea bargain between the county and basketball player Chris Webber on charges that include assaulting police and possessing marijuana. Thus, the former Washington Wizard spent yesterday...
Justices Grill Proponent of Sampling: White House Lawyer Defends Census Plan
The Clinton administration's attorney had to parry prickly questions from skeptical Supreme Court justices yesterday in defending the Census Bureau's plan to use sampling in 2000 as legal, accurate and inexpensive. Attorneys seeking to bar sampling...
Let's Hear It for Norv: He Got the Most out of Little
Games like Sunday's remind you why the Redskins hired Norv Turner in the first place. The man may not be on the Lombardi level as a motivational speaker, but he sure can put together a game plan. He's also pretty good at getting blood from a stone...
Medicare Considers Change in Payments: Per Diem or per Case Is the Question
Physical-rehabilitation patients could see their hospital stays needlessly extended, leaving taxpayers facing hundreds of millions of dollars in extra costs under a payment system Medicare administrators are considering. The Health Care Finance...
Mobil Workers Worry about Their Jobs: Merger Reports Fuel Panic, Stress
Mobil Corp. employees are increasingly fearful about losing their jobs amid reports that the Fairfax-based company could merge with Exxon Corp., the nation's largest oil company. "Everyone is in a state of shock, and many are walking around with...
No-Contest Plea by Tyson Likely: Could Return to Indiana Prison
Mike Tyson is expected to plead no contest to assault charges in Montgomery County today, a legal maneuver that could land him back in prison in Indiana. The former heavyweight boxing champion faces a possible jail sentence for the August assault...
O's to Announce Belle Deal Today
The Baltimore Orioles plan to announce an agreement with free-agent outfielder Albert Belle in a news conference this afternoon, sources said last night. After Belle personally phoned teams in one final attempt to increase his value, Orioles general...
Palestinians Get More U.S. Aid: $400 Million Set despite Reports of Corruption
President Clinton pledged nearly $400 million of extra U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority yesterday as more reports surfaced of corruption among Palestinian officials. "I intend to work closely with our Congress on developing a package to provide...
Parents Can Avoid Toying around in Shopping
Most parents put toy shopping just a few steps above closet cleaning on their to-do list. During the hectic holiday season, a visit to a crowded toy store can seem like a descent into one of the first rungs of hell. "There's more than 300,000...
Protecting the Real Victims of Mental Illness
Regarding your Nov. 14 editorial "His psychiatrist made him do it": Our society's approach to the problem of treating mental illness must focus on protecting the real victims in this case - the University of North Carolina student who lost control...
Quebecker Secessionists Regain Power
MONTREAL - French-speaking secessionists were returned to power in a provincial election in Quebec yesterday that could shape the fate of Canada. Early returns showed that Lucien Bouchard and his governing Parti Quebecois and the anti-separatist...
Reno Postpones Her Decision on Ickes Inquiry: Lawyers Need 60 Days, She Says
Attorney General Janet Reno yesterday put off for two months a decision on whether to seek the appointment of an independent counsel to investigate whether a former top White House aide lied to a Senate committee about his 1996 campaign fund raising....
Retirements, Election Losses Put New York's Political Pull in Jeopardy
NEW YORK - New York voters opted for change in last month's election, but the biggest change will be the sharp drop in clout that may cost the state dearly in seniority, prestige and hard cash. In an ironic political twist, the ouster of Republican...
Roundup
Thomas: Union may need to replace Hunter, Ewing Isiah Thomas, who has been an NBA owner and union president, thinks the players might need to replace Billy Hunter and Patrick Ewing at the bargaining table to get a deal done. "Billy Hunter has...
Saving World's Tigers Gets Boost from Exxon
In 1995, Exxon and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation created the international Save the Tiger Fund, dedicated to the long-term survival of five subspecies of tiger. The Exxon Corp. has committed more than $5 million to the cause of conservation....
Senators Plan New Law to Protect Steel Industry: 2,500 Jobs Lost to Cheap Imports, Union Says
A group of U.S. senators threatened yesterday to push legislation early next year to protect the American steel industry from cheap imports if the Clinton administration does not act on its own. The senators and steel industry representatives...
Sickout Strands 19,000 PG Students: School-Bus Drivers Park for, Safety
A sickout by more than 200 Prince George's County school-bus drivers sent 19,000 of the county's more than 128,000 students scrambling for a ride to school yesterday. Some drivers who did show up for work tuned out their two-way radios on afternoon...
Soldier Admires Bolivar, Plans to Fight Corruption, Sees Moral Power as Vital
On his dreams, his character and his ideology: "My first dream in joining the military was to play baseball - in the stadium of Chicago! But then I became a soldier. "I'm not a warrior, I'm a soldier. I believe that Christ and Bolivar were...
Starr Threatens to Indict Willey Ex-Friend: Accused of Perjury in Lewinsky Probe
Julie Hiatt Steele, a former friend of White House volunteer Kathleen E. Willey, faces a possible indictment in the Monica Lewinsky investigation on charges of lying to a federal grand jury in the sex-and-lies probe. Mrs. Steele first corroborated...
State Terms Times Report on U.S. POWs `Nonsense'
The State Department yesterday described as "nonsense" a Washington Times report that Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright waited for several months before following a KGB document suggesting American prisoners were taken to the Soviet Union in...
Terps, Coach Rewarded with Ranking, Contract
Two days after Maryland's basketball team cruised to the Puerto Rico Shootout title, the Terps and their coach received a pair of rewards: a No. 2 national ranking and a contract extension that could run through the 2007-08 season. For Maryland...
The Buzz Is Back - the Prez Is Smokin'
The buzz is back. Two weeks ago nearly everyone inside the Beltway sighed and whispered that impeachment was dead, dead, dead. At last we could put tales of sex, lies and betrayal behind us and move on to the issues we're really interested in,...
The Great Prevaricator
The president might have made quick work of his response to the House Judiciary Committee's 81 questions. After all, he was asked simply to admit or deny 81 statements reflecting the committee's understanding of the facts. But no, such blunt and...
The Makings of a Classic
Eddie Jensen is torn. The 3-year-old boy is fascinated by the train set on display in the toy store, but nearby cars and trucks beckon, too. His grandmother, Linda Weich-man, is not surprised. Some toys survive the test of time, never failing...
They're Jumping for Joy: Maryland Student's Club Finds the Sky's the Limit
When Lewis Gershen and Bruce Macomber want an adrenaline rush, they get everyone involved. The two University of Maryland roommates organized the university's first sky-diving club and made their first jump with two dozen other first-timers. Neither...
Unlocked Guns Are an Open Door to Tragedy
The "tragedy" headlines never cease to slay me: "Shooting tragedy," "Md. teen kills sister in apparent accident." Will we never learn? Yesterday, the FBI began instant background checks nationwide on gun purchasers. Replacing the Brady Law,...
Venezuela's Chavez Is a Mystery Man: Politician Likely to Be Nation's Next President
CARACAS, Venezuela - He is unquestionably the most interesting new political figure in Latin America today, a man alternately called a "caudillo," a "crazy man" and a "communist." He will almost surely be elected president of Venezuela on Sunday,...
View of Life through Hole of a Doughnut
When I was very young, my brother and I witnessed our parents "fighting." It's a memory that lasts in vivid detail to this day. We were in the back seat of the car and our parents were passionately arguing in the front. When we got home, my brother...
Younger Guys Stepped Up to Help Us Beat Oakland
Our guys did a really good job of handling the circumstances involved in getting ready to play the Raiders. After a tough loss to Arizona, we had a short practice week because of Thanksgiving Day. We then had a long trip to the West Coast while getting...