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 31, 1998

A Few Statements on College Guide Need Clarification
Martin Morse Wooster in his Oct. 18 piece, "Colleges for young Republicans?" which reviews the Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) guide "Choosing the Right College: The Whole Truth About America's 100 Top Schools," notes that our book "is a...
Ailing Yeltsin Sheds Many of His Duties
Ailing Russian President Boris Yeltsin flew south for a Black Sea vacation leaving a Moscow where he is universally regarded as terminally ill, incapable of ever running the country again, and a fading, figurehead has-been. NTV commercial television...
Arena Will Rebuild U.S. Soccer in His Own Tough Image
D.C. United and soccer in the United States will never be the same. As Bruce Arena bids farewell to his Major League Soccer career and takes on the U.S. national team job, American fans had better get used to some big changes. Arena doesn't...
Author Strikes Gold in Tale of Struggle for Plains
In late July 1857, Col. Edwin Vose Sumner led two companies of the U.S. 1st Cavalry in a saber charge that routed 300 Cheyenne warriors in the South Platte River valley in Kansas Territory. In the skirmish, a young lieutenant, James E.B. Stuart,...
Big Apple to Get $100M Windfall; 30,000 Due to Run
The world of running shifts its focus to New York City this weekend when the Big Apple closes many of its streets to vehicles and welcomes about 30,000 athletes for the New York City Marathon. Marathon officials expect the city to earn more than...
Black Democrats Hit Ads Attacking Sauerbrey as Racist: Glendening Insists He's Accurate
Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening yesterday refused to pull an attack ad from television stations despite complaints from black political leaders that it wrongly portrays Republican challenger Ellen R. Sauerbrey as a racist. "Our record is...
Board's Foot-Dragging Causes Charter-School Cash Crunch: Several Are Unable to Provide Paychecks for October
Several D.C. charter schools could not pay their teachers this month because the elected school board has been slow to file the required forms and fix bureaucratic glitches that are holding up millions of dollars in federal payments. The schools...
Bridging Cultures: Envoy's Wife Is Link
Mariam Al-Mahmood, wife of Bahraini Ambassador Muhammad Abdul Ghaffar, lives in two different worlds - and thrives in each. A practicing Muslim from a Persian Gulf state, Mrs. Al-Mahmood this spring obtained a bachelor's degree in education from...
Brigadier General Was Following Regulations in Sellers Case
I want to take this opportunity to correct some factual and legal inaccuracies in the article regarding the investigation into a potential violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice ("Senior Marine urged probe," Oct. 23). First, I am not...
Broadcast Broadside Outguns Democrats'
The 1998 election advertising wars intensified in key battleground states yesterday with the Republican Party substantially outspending the Democratic Party in paid broadcasts in the closing days of their campaigns. In contrast to the 1996 election,...
Calvin Hill, Staubach, Angelos Possible Bidders for Redskins
Former running back Calvin Hill has joined the growing list of possible lead bidders for the Washington Redskins. His name surfaced yesterday even as NFL sources said another potential bidder - Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos - faces major...
Canada, U.S. near Magazine Trade War
The United States and Canada edged closer to a trade war yesterday as Washington vowed to punish Canada if it protects its domestic magazine industry from American competition. U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky threatened to use trade...
Candidates Vie for White Evangelical Vote
MACOMB, Miss. - "Amen!" shouts one worshipper, his arms outstretched to the heavens. "Praise God. Yes!" yells another as he jumps up and down in his pew. A woman playing the piano emits a high-pitched scream, then a "Hallelujah!" and the holy...
Caps and Flames Pitch Double Shutout: Klee's Goal Waved off in Stalemate
The Washington Capitals played just the second overtime scoreless tie in their 25-year history last night, a game in which they thought they had scored the only goal. Goalies Rick Tabaracci of the Caps and Ken Wregget of Calgary matched shutouts...
Clinton Plans 11th-Hour Pitch for Patients' Rights by Physician
President Clinton is rounding up critics of the health insurance industry for a White House photo opportunity Monday to stir up last-minute interest in the patientrights issue before Tuesday's elections. A health industry source said the president...
Colombia President Capitalizes on Visit
Andres Pastrana raised more than $2 billion in World Bank and U.S. aid, praised the Clinton administration for cutting drug demand and defended his peace deal with communist rebels on the first state visit by a Colombian president in 23 years. ...
`D.C. Dud' - Etc
"Residents of Dallas, Houston, and Austin may remember Camille Barnett as a city official who spent more time tending to her public image than to their public services. For example, despite her good press clips, she resigned as Austin city manager...
Economy Appears Healthy as Consumers Keep Spending
The U.S. economy stayed surprisingly robust this summer as America's voracious consumers propelled growth at a 3.3 percent rate despite a drag from the world economic crisis. Consumers increased spending at a 4 percent annual rate, offsetting...
Envoy Reassigned after Sex Complaints
The ambassador to Eritrea, recalled in 1997 after a State Department report confirmed sexual misconduct accusations by two U.S. Embassy employees, was reassigned to a U.S. Agency for International Development post on his return to Washington. ...
Exhibition on Czechoslovakia Is Standing on One Leg
On Sept. 18, the Library of Congress unveiled an exhibition called "The Birth of Czechoslovakia, October 1918." The exhibit's modest aims are to commemorate the 80th anniversary of this historical event and America's role in the advent of democracy...
Female Freedom Costs Said to Fall on Children
The worst fallout of women's liberation is the female rejection of social virtues that protect children and keep men in line, a leader in women's studies said yesterday. "The crevice that has opened between the lives of women and the nurturing...
Female Pilot Leaves Navy after Suit: Settles for $150,000 in Privacy Case
The Navy has agreed to pay Lt. Carey Dunai Lohrenz $150,000 to settle her lawsuit over the unauthorized public release of her flight training records. A signed court settlement also states that Lt. Lohrenz, a Navy pilot, "shall promptly request...
Giving Voice to Not-So-Silent Cal
Silent Cal wasn't really so silent. As the nation's 30th president, Calvin Coolidge gave 520 press conferences from his unexpected arrival in office in 1923 to his departure in 1929. He gave more speeches than any of his predecessors. The first president...
Glendening `Works' Baltimore
BALTIMORE - Retired grocer Henry Siskind, 85, had only seen Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening on TV until yesterday. Mr. Siskind looked startled as the Democratic governor climbed off his campaign bus shortly after 11 a.m. outside the Edward...
High Standards Set for Virginia Schools: Measure Is Part of Education Reform
Virginia public school students will be required to post high, but not unreasonable, scores on the Standards of Learning tests under guidelines approved yesterday from the Virginia Board of Education in Richmond, area education officials said. ...
Hmm, School Choice Is Working
Surprise, surprise. It's only been a year since low-income New York City students received vouchers to go to private schools, but they're already scoring above their peers in public schools, according to a Harvard study released Monday. But teachers...
House Candidate Takes Break, Mulling St. Francis
William Cook took a break from his race for Congress Oct. 3 to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi by spending a day contemplating the life of the saint. Mr. Cook, a New York Democrat, had lots of material for contemplation. After all,...
Icebreakers Fall Short in Home Opener
The Chesapeake Icebreakers began their first season inauspiciously, losing 17 of their first 20 games because of a continuously changing roster. The East Coast Hockey League expansion team began its second season trying to maintain a sense of continuity...
Judge Cites 24 Possible Starr Leaks: Master to Be Appointed to Investigate Breaches
A federal judge cited 24 incidents of suspected illegal leaks to the media from the Monica Lewinsky grand jury to trigger a further investigation of independent counsel Kenneth W. Starr, court records unsealed yesterday reveal. The records, made...
Maryland Sees Offense of Future in Georgia Tech's Current Attack
Fans who see Maryland play No. 23 Georgia Tech today in Baltimore will be watching the Yellow Jackets run the ultimate evolution of the Terps' growing offensive scheme. Coach Ron Vanderlinden has spent much of this season discussing his offense...
Mudd Heirs Win Round to Restore Good Name
Descendants of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd rejoiced yesterday in a federal judge's ruling that the Army must reconsider the 1865 conviction of the Maryland physician as a co-conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. "I've been working...
NFC LEast? Once-Dominant Division Is a Laughingstock
The woeful Washington Redskins will play their next four games against NFC East oppo-nents. It should be a frightfully feeble November. The NFC LEast is more frightful than the Wicked Witch in "The Wizard of Oz." It's as futile as Charlie Brown...
PG Elections Board Has Error-Rife Ballots
The ballots prepared by the Prince George's County Board of Elections are plagued with errors that include misspelling the name of a U.S. congressman, the wrong date for Tuesday's elections and proclaiming that a dead person serves on its board. ...
Playwright Finds Battle's Emotion Elusive
The day was beautiful - clear, bright and warm. As I walked out across the battlefield, hundreds of grasshoppers jumped from my path into the grass on either side. I studied the grass carefully, thinking that maybe I would spot something - a fragment...
Redskins' Brown Gets Chance at Last
Doug Brown has broken his nose three times, been knocked out and "stomped" regularly. And that was just playing rugby. The Washington Redskins hope their first-year defensive tackle finds the New York Giants less harmful tomorrow when he starts...
Roundup
McGwire gets top honor in vote of players Mark McGwire, who broke Roger Maris' record and went on to hit 70 home runs, was chosen Player of the Year by his peers and presented the Players Choice Award last night in Buena Vista, Fla. McGwire's...
Sauerbrey Reaches across State for Last-Minute Votes: Campaigns in Far-Flung Areas to Counteract Her Foe's TV Ads
MAUGANSVILLE - The Western Heights Middle School marching band circled Maugansville Elementary School yesterday, followed by members of the local American Legion post, school employees and local politicians. They were welcoming Ellen R. Sauerbrey,...
Social Security May Decide Tight Pennsylvania Race
NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Rep. Jon D. Fox, Pennsylvania Republican, is in the familiar position of running neck-and-neck with his Democratic opponent, Joseph Hoeffel. Mr. Hoeffel - a Montgomery County commissioner who lost to Mr. Fox in 1996 by just...
The Bronze Cigar for Valor
What a surprise! It has just been announced that this year a National Humanities Medal will go to: Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., that most reliable of liberal-left intellectuals. He will be honored, along with eight other lucky winners, at the White...
The Web of Intrigue Will Not Be Spun Again
This chronic feature lets me review what has recently passed my pupils. So pull up a chair, break out the talc and welcome to: MR. ZAD'S HAIR READ This is a synopsis of a book and my eight-level superlocks rating system. A Cousin Itt (8)...
Today's Best Bets
MYSTERY BALL Don your best James Bond get-up for an evening of ballroom dancing, murder and mystery at Hollywood Ballroom's "Murder at the Masquerade" dance. While you are dancing, a murder will occur in your midst, and you, as the world-class...
Vengeful Hokies Get Clark Back for WVU
BLACKSBURG, Va. - No. 20 Virginia Tech will have senior quarterback Al Clark in the lineup for the first time since Sept. 19 today when the Hokies play No. 21 West Virginia at Lane Stadium. Clark has missed the past four games with a sprained...
Yet Another Crown for Kaufman
Forget Microsoft. The government ought to be trying to break up the monopoly known as Larry Kaufman. The Potomac IM, who is already the 1998 Maryland state champion, the Maryland Action champion, the Maryland Quick champion and the Maryland Blitz...
Youngsters Told Tricks for Safe Halloween: Traffic, Strangers Biggest Concerns
A wide-eyed boy reaches out gingerly for an orange and black bag of treats dangling from the menacing claws of a winged gargoyle. The boy snatches the bag and runs away screaming as the ghoul roars. "He's scary," says Austin Plummer, a Thomson...