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 15, 1999

A Garden Tool to Use Even in Rain, at Night
A successful garden starts with good planning - even before the first frost of fall melts. Burpee's 3D Garden Designer: Heat Zone edition (Macmillan Digital Publishing, $39.95) provides plenty of tools to answer questions and help horticulturists...
Baltimore Bank Gives Itself New Moniker It Hopes Will Say It All
What's in a name? Ask First Maryland Bancorp. The multibillion-dollar financial institution is changing its name to Allfirst and may spend as much as $12 million to do it. The Baltimore-based bank holding company, which is a wholly owned subsidiary...
Big Hitters No Masters Match for Short-Sighted Olazabal
Despite Augusta National's million-dollar facelift, Jose Maria Olazabal proved that the old girl still has the same taste in men. As the 63rd Masters began last week, most of the talk centered on the course changes that were supposed to turn golf's...
Catholic Law School to Focus on Natural Roots of Profession: Gets $50 Million from Pizza Magnate
The dean of a new Catholic law school said yesterday that an increasing number of law students want to learn the moral and "transcendent" aspects of jurisprudence. That is why the new Ave Maria School of Law in Ann Arbor, Mich., is being started,...
Census Editorial Is So Wrong, Let Me Count the Ways .
Your editorial "Count voters, not ghosts" (April 13) was dishonest. By conjuring up blatant falsehoods about the way Census 2000 will be conducted, you do a gross disservice to your readers. You may not know that, as mandated by the Constitution,...
Census Editorial Is So Wrong, Let Me Count the Ways .
The cheap shot taken by The Washington Times against Commerce Secretary William M. Daley in your April 13 editorial showed both a mean spirit and regrettable ignorance. Far from attempting to "pad the census rolls" with Democrats, Mr. Daley has...
China Still Shipping Arms despite Pledges
China is continuing secret transfers of missile and weapons technology to the Middle East and South Asia despite promises to curb such transfers, according to a Pentagon intelligence report. A separate intelligence report found that China has provided...
Clinton Explains Savings Accounts: Credits Would Go to Middle Class
Millions of middle-income Americans would get tax credits of $300 to invest for retirement under a savings plan President Clinton detailed yesterday. "Americans who work hard their entire lives and raise their children should not have to have their...
Cowens Considered for Coaching Vacancy
Add former Boston Celtics legend and Charlotte Hornets coach Dave Cowens to the list of potential coaches for the Washington Wizards. Cowens met with general manager Wes Unseld last week at a hotel in Baltimore to discuss the job, which opened...
Depleted Wizards Win in OT: Richmond Sidelined with Injury to Neck
The Washington Wizards played their best game of the season last night and did it while dressing only 10 players. Tracy Murray hit a long jumper and Otis Thorpe added an insurance basket as the Wizards edged the New York Knicks 95-89 in overtime...
Devils Top Sabres in Third, Tie Record for Road Success
DEVILS 2, SABRES 1 BUFFALO, N.Y. - Scott Niedermayer scored the winning goal 2:23 into the third period as New Jersey beat Buffalo last night, tying an NHL record for road wins in a season. The Devils improved their road record to 27-10-3....
`Dying' to Stay Sober: Students Get Crash Course in Drunken Driving
As she lay there in her cold grave, 11th-grader Robyn Kratenstein looked up to God and said, "Please tell me why I was not allowed the chance to love life." Kay Magnuson apologized to her unborn baby for not living past high school. "Maybe...
EC Nominee Looks to Enact Changes: Hopes Rise He Can Steady the Helm
NEW YORK - While European leaders ponder the continent's worst humanitarian crisis since World War II, the nominee for European Commission president has concerns other than the Kosovo disaster. Since leaders of the European Union designated Italy's...
Embassy Row
FIGHT FOR WOMEN In a country where violence against women is commonplace, Tahmina Daultana is throwing the weight of her government ministry behind the fight for women's rights in Pakistan. "In my country, first we were not talking about it....
Families Aren't Saving Enough for College, or Doing It Wisely: Survey Finds Many Unaware of Prepaid Tuition Programs
Nearly three-fourths of U.S. families say they are saving money to send their children to college. But about half rely on passbook savings accounts even though 44 states have prepaid tuition programs or college savings plans that offer investment...
Fate Unknown of Many Displaced within Kosovo
BRADZE REFUGEE CAMP, Macedonia - As relief agencies begin to get a grip on the problems caused by the exodus of half a million people from Kosovo, they have more questions than answers about the ethnic Albanians who were left behind. Estimates...
Folk Hero's Efforts Still Bearing Fruit: School to Plant Appleseed Cuttings
Most youngsters in America know the legend of Johnny Appleseed. They may be able to see a piece of it, too. The conservation group American Forests yesterday handed out several cuttings from the last known surviving Johnny Appleseed tree. Eastern...
Foreign Firms Skirt Tax Laws in U.S
Sen. Byron L. Dorgan yesterday accused large, foreign-controlled companies of failing to pay $35 billion a year in federal income taxes. He pointedly chose the day before millions of Americans must file their IRS forms to release a study on taxation...
Fourth-Floor Memories: Smithsonian's `Attic' Offers Large Collection of Odd and Wonderful American Artifacts
Inside the National Museum of American History lies a mother lode of Americana you don't get to see. Like what? Like: * The Scarecrow's black-and-green flannel outfit from "The Wizard of Oz," complete with fake straw attached to the hat. ...
German Peace Plan Called `Constructive': Few Think Milosevic Would Go Along
NEW YORK - From Washington to Moscow, world governments moved cautiously yesterday toward endorsing a German peace proposal calling for a suspension of NATO bombing and an immediate withdrawal of Serbian troops from Kosovo. But Yugoslav President...
Getting on Board: Lane Hits Ground Running in Arlington
Michael D. Lane didn't give himself much time to bask in his upset victory Tuesday night for the open seat on the Arlington County Board. Board members were scheduled to approve the county's fiscal 2000 budget last night, and Mr. Lane was determined...
GOP Pushes Budget Blueprint through House
The House approved on a nearly party-line vote a $1.74 trillion budget framework that sets the stage for battles with the president over tax cuts, Social Security reform and spending cuts for almost every major federal program except entitlements,...
Greece Fears a `Greater Albania'
NICOSIA, Cyprus - Albania's growing commitment to NATO in the Kosovo crisis is causing widespread concern in Greece, which fears a possible expansion of Albanian territory at the expense of its neighbors. Fragmentation of several states, a dramatic...
Helms Pledges to Continue Sale of Arms to Taiwan: Fears Deal Will End to `Appease' China
Sen. Jesse Helms, expressing fears that the Clinton administration will try to "appease" China by cutting arms sales to Taiwan, told a conference on Taiwan relations yesterday that he will press for legislation that would "do something to stop it."...
Inside Politics
KEEP READING Jim Nicholson, chairman of the Republican National Committee, noted yesterday that Vice President Al Gore had increased his charitable giving from $353 in 1997 to $15,197 last year. Mr. Nicholson, citing news reports, said Mr....
Inside the Beltway
LADY WITH A CAUSE In the year 1507, Lady Godiva urged her husband, Leofric, Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes on the people of Coventry, notes Amy Ridenour, president of the National Center for Public Policy Research. "Leofric replied that he...
Jeffersonian Gardens Are Coming Up Roses: Virginia's Garden Week in Full Bloom
CHARLOTTESVILLE - "This garden has a beautiful bed of yellow tulips in the spring that's absolutely glorious . . . and beautiful saucer magnolias," Jeanette Peters Ern says enthusiastically, "but the main feature of our garden is these enormous holly...
Ken Starr on the Independent Counsel Act
Editor's note: Below are excerpts from Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr's testimony before the Senate Government Affairs Committee yesterday on the Independent Counsel Act. For presidents under investigation, [former Watergate prosecutor]...
Kosovo's Heart of Darkness.
The two Kosovar women sitting before the Subcommittee on Immigration yesterday had every right to say "I told you so." Just last June they had been in Washington, meeting with Hillary Rodham Clinton and senior administration officials to warn them...
Metro Safety First
Mass transit is one of those quality-of-life issues that you don't hear much about. You pay taxes hoping it will be there for your convenience. At least that is the general view - unless something goes wrong. And it has. According to a 4-month-old...
Milstein's Debt Still Unresolved
Representatives of Jack Kent Cooke's estate met with NFL officials in New York yesterday to discuss a new sale process for the Washington Redskins, as well as relieving failed bidder Howard Milstein of his $30 million obligation. Attorney Dick...
Montgomery Toasts Budgetary Windfall
ANNAPOLIS - By the stroke of noon Tuesday, Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan's staff had a podium and microphones set up in front of the Maryland State House. It's a drill they've mastered in the three years since Mr. Duncan and Montgomery's...
Movies;mini-Reviews
OPENING * Goodbye, Lover (1999) (R) - A caper comedy about avaricious and double-crossing characters. A private detective played by Ellen DeGeneres keeps tabs on a pair of larcenous couples: married real estate brokers Patricia Arquette and Dermot...
Mrs. Dole Attacks Clinton on Kosovo: She Urges President to Send Troops
GOP presidential contender Elizabeth Dole accused President Clinton yesterday of undermining U.S. credibility by refusing to use ground troops in Kosovo, saying his war policy was "caged in hesitation." In a major foreign policy speech at the...
New IRS Overhaul Faces Taxpayer Test: Congressmen Say More Reforms Needed
The millions of taxpayers rushing to beat today's filing deadline will be dealing with an Internal Revenue Service significantly altered from the one they rushed to file with twelve months ago. A major IRS overhaul law enacted nine months ago is...
NFL Desperate for Good QBs
The NFL has been in the throes of a quarterback crisis for some time now. We know this because Heath Shuler and Trent Dilfer were the third and sixth picks of the '94 draft. We know this because Rick Mirer, the second pick of the '93 draft, is now...
Orioles' Signs of Life Buried by Yankees
NEW YORK - The Baltimore Orioles showed some life last night, the kind of spunk that many believe escaped them in the latter half of last season. When they were done with their little spurt, however, the New York Yankees kindly reminded them of...
Out & About
CRAFTING BEAUTY More than 1,600 artists from across the nation applied to enter this year's Smithsonian Craft Show. They couldn't all fit into the exhibition space, but you can be sure the 120 chosen - experts in basketry, ceramics, fiber arts,...
Peace Hawks . . . with Eyes on the Ground
With each passing day it now seems clear that America is being drawn more deeply into an escalating war with Yugoslavia over Kosovo. The pundits and politicians who want to put U.S. troops in Kosovo talk in vague generalities about giving President...
Pentagon Says Pilots Follow Strict Rules on Targets
Strict Pentagon rules require pilots to be sure they are aiming at military targets before releasing bombs and missiles, the Pentagon said yesterday. Air Force Maj. Gen. Charles Wald said rules for "close air support" bombing say planes cannot...
Policy Magazines Vie for Readership with `New' Looks: Highbrow Crowd Sought with Style
Two thoughtful magazines have been reinvented. In tandem, both the New Republic and Policy Review traded old looks for new this week: All that heady content has been repackaged. What constitutes "new," however, is open to translation. TNR has...
Powerful Women Flex Muscles, Use Cunning in Hammer Quartet: `Meet Joe Black,' `A Night at Roxbury' Debut from `A' List
The tireless archivists at Anchor Bay Entertainment keep busy on the vintage Hammer Films front, debuting a quartet of femme-slanted 1960s adventures. It's a . . . HAMMER GLAMORAMA The four include the 1966 cave-babe campfest Prehistoric Women,...
Quayle Makes It Official: He'll Run: Cultural Values to Be Key Pillar of His Campaign
Former Vice President Dan Quayle formally announced his bid for the 2000 Republican presidential nomination yesterday, picking up the debate over cultural values where he had left off with Murphy Brown seven years ago. "I am running because we...
Republicans Question Role of U.S. in Yugoslavia
Many Republican leaders express concerns that their party is being dragged into a Balkan war that serves neither American nor humanitarian interests. The GOP has traditionally advocated wartime bipartisanship, but three weeks of NATO air attacks...
. . . Russia's Role as Spoiler
It used to be that the Soviet Union was NATO's raison d'etre. Today, however, many leaders are pinning their hopes on Russia to mediate a NATO-Yugoslavia peace pact. As heartwarming as such a new conciliatory role for Moscow would be, the Russian...
Set Your Watch to Metro Squandered Time
The Metro train system is having brake issues. That certainly is reassuring. Metro can't keep a schedule, and it is learning how to stop the trains by hand. It could be worse. The rails over the Anacostia River could be out. You don't...
SPRING SWEEP: Pros Give Advice on Seasonal Rite of Cleaning
Now that winter's last-gasp snowfalls have given way to spring, homeowners across the area are embarking on an annual ritual: spring cleaning. You know the drill. Open the windows; dig out those sponges, buckets, mops, feather dusters and vacuum...
Starr Opposes Law on Counsel: Won't Back Down from Democracts
Kenneth W. Starr stunned a Senate committee yesterday by urging them not to renew the independent counsel law and bitterly clashed with Democrats who accused him of misusing his office. In his first appearance before Congress since his impeachment...
Sublime Subs: Camby and Sprewell Bolstering Knicks' Playoff Bid
Conventional NBA wisdom suggests that any team deep enough to have Marcus Camby and Latrell Sprewell coming off the bench should have no worries about claiming a playoff spot. The New York Knicks' season has been anything but conventional, however,...
Tax Filing Tonight Can Be Rewarding: Assistance, Gimmicks Lighten Load
Tonight's the night everyone's federal taxes are due. The Internal Revenue Service is offering last-minute assistance, and some post offices will stay open until midnight for those who push the filing deadline. And there's free ice cream at...
Tax Reduction on Table: Council Members to Propose $419 Million
A veto-proof nine members of the D.C. Council today will introduce a sweeping tax-cut bill that would drop the city's personal, property and commercial tax rates closer to those set in Maryland and Virginia. The $419 million tax-cut proposal is...
Termite-Killing Mulch Gives Added Benefit
The daffodils of April traditionally inspire homeowners to load up their cars with bags of mulch or have a big pile of mulch delivered to spruce up their gardens for the spring and summer months to come. The value of mulch, particularly shredded...
The Greediest of All
Know what the price of gasoline is? Hint: It's not the price you pay at the pump. It's that price minus state and federal taxes, which in Maryland, for example, add up to 43 cents a gallon. If you didn't know that the tax man was going places on...
Thomas Attacks ABA for Trying to Shape Judges: Says Policy Isn't Helping the Group
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, whose nomination got short shrift from the American Bar Association, has attacked that organization for taking sides on policy controversies, which he says costs it clout. "Legislation lends itself to compromise....
Three Teams in Hot Pursuit of Redskins' Fifth Selection
At least three teams are actively pursuing the Washington Redskins' fifth selection in Saturday's college draft, and the New England Patriots are predicting they'll make the trade to land either Texas running back Ricky Williams or Miami running back...
Untamed Ogre . . . Circling the Serfs
Today Americans need to wonder not only about the recent report of massive waste and fraud in the federal government's accounts, but also how it happened that free Americans became government serfs. The federal government thinks so little of the...
U.S. Still Has Critical Need for Embassies
Professor Frederick Holborn, a Johns Hopkins University foreign policy expert, spoke with reporter Jasminka Skrlec. Question: According to State Department data, the United States has embassies in 162 countries and some 100 consulates, and their...
Weston's Trial Now Hinges on Medicine
The only way Russell Eugene Weston Jr. could stand trial for killing two U.S. Capitol Police officers would be if he is successfully treated and takes medication for schizophrenia that would make him competent to stand trial. Federal prosecutors...
Wren Not Giving Up on Miller or Team
NEW YORK - Frank Wren emphasized patience yesterday with the Baltimore Orioles in the midst of a stumbling start in his first season as general manager. Although he couldn't pinpoint a particular cause for a 2-5 record entering last night's game...
Ya Ya Feminism
Once a week, in the shank of the evening, I join several other women to play beauty shop. A beautician arrives and each of us has her nails done, sometimes a pedicure, a wax job, a hair cut and/or color. We span several generations and at different...
Yugoslav Army's Resilience Rooted in Tito Doctrine
Marshal Josip Broz Tito structured the Yugoslav army to stockpile tons of weapons in bomb-proof hideaways and act independently if attacked, all in preparation for a feared Soviet invasion. Nearly 20 years after the Yugoslav leader's death, his...