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 August 17, 1999

Alexander Ends Quest for GOP Nomination: Tennessean Declines to Throw Support to Rivals
Former Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander dropped his bid for the GOP presidential nomination yesterday, becoming the third victim of the George W. Bush juggernaut. Mr. Alexander, a former secretary of education, had campaigned vigorously in Iowa...
Amish Country Delights Abundant in Lancaster
A typical tourist stop at an ATM machine in Lancaster County's Pennsylvania Dutch country turned into one of the highlights of our trip when an Amish buggy pulled in next to our car, and two black-hatted teens tethered their horse to the hitching post....
Arrest That Hate
The way the Clinton administration sees it, last week's shooting spree in Los Angeles ought to be relatively simple to prevent in the future. Just eliminate racial and ethnic hatred. Attorney General Janet Reno and President Clinton believe hate is...
Baltimore Still Tops Mussina's Wish List
Mike Mussina did not flinch when the Baltimore Orioles gave Scott Erickson a five-year contract extension last May. He smiled to himself when Kevin Brown scored $105 million from the Los Angeles Dodgers in December. And 15 months after the Orioles...
Billick Not Happy with Ravens Offense
WESTMINSTER, Md. - It's going to be Brian Billick's way or the highway. Hear that offense? In the wake of the Baltimore Ravens' 179 yards of total offense in their preseason opener, and what Billick calls "going ballistic" during Saturday's...
Blacks Must Make PC Priority School Tool
With classes resuming in two weeks, the annual anxiety-ridden ritual of back-to-school shopping is upon us. The newspapers, the airwaves and the Web are full of bargains for the basics: shoes, clothes and school supplies. And there's one school...
Column on Breast Implants Plays the `Junk Science Card'
Admittedly, I had to check with my good friend Noah Webster to figure out the cryptic headline for Eric Peters' Aug. 6 commentary "Junk science jeremiad." I agree wholeheartedly. The breast-implant issue is indeed "a prolonged lamentation or...
Courts, Congress Spar over Lost Raises: Top Administrators Got Huge Increases
Budget shortfalls for the D.C. Superior Court and Court of Appeals have cost employees promised pay raises and have the chief judge and Congress wrangling over who is at fault. D.C. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Annice M. Wagner blamed Congress...
Cyber-Retail Battles against Red Ink: Analysts Bullish;investors Get Wary
Amazon.com Inc., the largest Internet-only retailer, can boast of finances as stellar as that of any Fortune 500 company - except profits. And there are indications that investors are getting fed up. Recently, the point became all too clear for...
Deals That Make Winners Feel like Losers
A few months ago, my husband asked whether I wanted to receive subscriptions to some magazines that specialize in family finances. "Sure," I told him, thinking he was getting a special offer. I knew he would not just order them on a whim. Then...
Democrats Deny Trying to Impede Chung Testimony: Say Information Sent Didn't Cover 5th
Democrats on the House Government Reform Committee yesterday acknowledged sending information to fund-raiser Johnny Chung in 1997, but denied the material contained instructions on how to plead the Fifth Amendment to avoid testifying in the panel's...
Denmark's Pless Gets First Victory
Wild-card entrant Kristian Pless, the world's No. 1 junior, notched his first ATP tour victory yesterday at the Legg Mason Tennis Classic, defeating Adrian Voinea 7-5, 6-0. "It's nice, it gives me a lot of confidence," he said. "It tells me I...
Disreputable Inn's out, Post Office Is In: Keystone on Route 1 Corridor Is Bulldozed
Bulldozers demolished the 60-year-old Keystone Motel in Fairfax County yesterday, flattening another piece of Americana in the Washington area. But this one had it coming. The motel was once a place for families to stay while sightseeing in...
Embassy Row
BAHRAIN BY THE POUND The ambassador of Bahrain is thankful that Congress issued a special proclamation on the death of the ruler of the emirate and the ascension of his son. The passing of Sheik Isa Bin Salman Khalifa in March received little...
Episcopal Cathedral Has Its First Openly Homosexual Dean
St. Mark's Cathedral in Seattle, in keeping with its reputation as one of the country's most liberal Episcopal churches, has chosen a homosexual man as the new dean of its cathedral. The Rev. Robert Taylor, 41, a South African native who has...
Fiery Pate, Lehman Named to U.S. Ryder Cup Team
MEDINAH, Ill. - U.S. Ryder Cup captain Ben Crenshaw concluded a tumultous week at Medinah by injecting some electricity into Uncle Sam's squad. In an attempt to infuse his roster with some fiery leadership, Crenshaw picked intense veterans Tom...
Goldstein Makes Victorious Return to D.C
Paul Goldstein is back - and this time, it's for more than a single midsummer night. In an encore of the Pan Am Games gold medal match, Goldstein made a victorious return to Washington, defeating fellow American Cecil Mamiit 7-5, 6-4 last night...
Heroes: Finding Someone for Children to Admire and Emulate Can Be Downright Daunting
You can keep Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Ken Griffey Jr. and their muscles and hundreds of homers. Patrick Gott will take Chipper Jones and Tony Gwynn, thank you. The 11-year-old Fairfax resident has a poster of Mr. Jones on his wall along with...
High-Tech Radar Will Not Track N. Korea Missile: Politics Seen in Shelton Decision
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has turned down a U.S. commander's request to use a new missile-defense radar to monitor North Korea's upcoming Taepo Dong missile launch, Pentagon officials said. Gen. Henry H. Shelton, the chairman,...
House Expands Probe of Visas Reportedly Sold by Diplomats: Beijing Inquiry Prompts Tips on Consulates in Latin America
A congressional committee is expanding its investigation of bribery and visa fraud at a U.S. embassy in China to include five additional embassies in Central and South America. A committee spokesman says their probe of Charles Parish Jr., former...
In-Laws, Sound Advice and a Capital Gathering
This week, I want to share some quick thoughts about three issues. * How can I improve my in-laws' views of home-schooling? My wife's mother recently celebrated her 75th birthday. (I know she's my mother-in-law, but somehow that seems like...
Inside Politics
DROWNED OUT As presidential hopeful Steve Forbes addressed the crowd at the Iowa straw poll Saturday night, "several strategists for other candidates looked on with delight," the New York Times' Richard L. Berke reports. "He had financed a...
Inside the Beltway
EXIT STAGE RIGHT With much fanfare late last week, President Clinton visited headquarters of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, primarily a skylight-covered area of the building known as the patio. "A beautiful area used for ceremonies and...
Judean Commander Sent a Warning: Note on Piece of Pottery Warned of Babylonians Headed to Jerusalem
JERUSALEM - The 2,600-year-old message, written in ink on a potsherd, is one of the most evocative inscriptions ever found in biblical archaeology - an apparent warning from the commander of a Judean outpost that the Babylonian juggernaut was on its...
Kansas Anti-Evolution Vote Spurs Scientists to Act: Professional Organizations Urge Political Involvement
The adoption of the nation's most anti-evolution science standards by the elected Kansas Board of Education has prompted science groups to urge science-minded people to become politically active. "Scientists would be well-advised to run for school...
Lane Kirkland
The passing of Lane Kirkland at age 77 closes an important chapter in American history. Most people knew him simply as the head of a powerful U.S. labor union, the AFL-CIO, from 1979 to 1995. But he also played a key role in the Cold War, a chapter...
Military Trainers Defend Love Bans: Find Fraternization, Adultery Disruptive
A majority of military recruit trainers see adultery or fraternization as a "significant threat" to operational readiness, according to a survey by a special congressional commission. In the most extensive polling ever of male and female trainers,...
Not Quite High Society but What a Swell Party
The governor of Texas sent a blunt message to his rivals in Iowa: "I'm George W. Bush, and you're not." It's hard to come up with a snappy answer for that one, and Dubya's making a lot of folks unhappy. His rivals are fretful because they're...
Official Seeks Tobacco-Import Tests: Audit Finds Traces of Banned, Restricted Pesticides in Samples
An agriculture official is calling for mandatory pesticide testing of all imported tobacco after an audit found that some exporters "routinely use" chemicals that have been banned or restricted in the United States. The pesticides "have been identified...
Optimism Reigns at School: Columbine's Student Defy Pain of Deaths
LITTLETON, Colo. - Chanelle Plank insisted she had nothing to fear as she returned to Columbine High School yesterday, the site four months ago of one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history. "I have God in my life and even if I die, I'll...
Patton Keeps Quiet, Speaks Volumes about Demotion
FROSTBURG, Md. - On his first full day of practice since being demoted in favor of Andy Heck, Washington Redskins tackle Joe Patton declined several interview requests. But Patton's body language spoke volumes. As the first-string line went through...
President Tells VFW Paying U.N. Dues Is Moral Obligation: Hits Congress for Underfunding `Peace Arsenal'
President Clinton yesterday criticized Congress for passing spending bills that would cut $2 billion in funding for U.S. diplomacy - money the president said is essential to preventing wars. "We're cutting the very programs designed to keep our...
Redskins LB Ponds Gets Feet Wet Again
FROSTBURG, Md. - Linebacker Antwaune Ponds did something today that he never expected to do again: make a play wearing a Washington Redskins jersey. Not because of his right knee which has been surgically repaired three times in the past year,...
Reston Draws 2 Major Law Firms
Two major law firms have signed leases in Reston Town Center, a sign, say analysts, of the technology industry's growing influence on local real estate deals. San Francisco-based Cooley Godward LLP took 33,000 square feet on two floors of One Freedom...
Russia's Multiple Crises
Russian President Boris Yeltsin is a rather fickle bear. The dizzying rotation of Russian premiers has certainly got the world's attention and generated bewilderment. It also appears to have distracted Mr. Yeltsin from his primary presidential mandates...
School Prayer Remains Unattained Civil Right
Like most American-born baby boomers, I have reaped the hard work accomplished by the NAACP and the civil-rights movement. Like my Caucasian counterparts, I attended public schools of my parents' choosing and the colleges of my choice, and I bought...
Senators Seek Ease in Cuba Embargo: But Link Move to Rights Improvements
Two Senate Democrats yesterday urged the House to pass legislation lifting the embargo on food and medicine shipments to Cuba, but said that during a visit to the Caribbean nation they told Fidel Castro sanctions would be eased further only if human...
Someone Special May Be Mom and Dad
The question: "Who were your heroes when you were growing up?" Syndicated columnist and radio talk-show host Armstrong Williams quickly responds: "My parents." The second question: Who else? Mr. Williams blinks. He sits back in his chair...
Teen Years Bring Change - by the Minute
I read recently about a father who started a newsletter to help parents steer their daughters through adolescence. He said that although advice abounds about parenting babies and toddlers, only a few brave souls have declared themselves expert guides...
The Art of Confusing Explanation with Excuse
So, Hillary Rodham Clinton believes the reason her husband has a taste for the ladies is that when he was very young, barely 4, he was "scarred by abuse" that occurred as a result of his being trapped between his mother and grandmother. Anyway, she...
The Beat Goes On: Johnson's Workload Still Heavy despite Wannstedt's Help
DAVIE, Fla. - The sky was dark. The rain was pouring. The thunder was booming. The lightning was flashing not too far off in the distance. This was the stage where Miami Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson was conducting business on this steamy South...
The Shape of Things to Come
Political and economic forecasting is a risky business at best, whether it's predicting how high the Dow will go, which party will win the White House and control of Congress in 2000, or the length of women's hemlines (which some soothsayers think...
Tiger's Success Mirroring Arnie's
Everybody wants to compare Tiger Woods to Jack Nicklaus, but the legend he most closely resembles is probably Arnold Palmer. Like Arnie, he connects with the crowd in a way that Jack never did. And like Arnie, he has a habit of wobbling a little...
Tree Leaves Die in Self-Defense
Leaves are turning brown on the younger trees along District streets but Washington will likely retain its title of "City of Trees" despite the drought, horticulturists said yesterday. The shortage of rain is causing the premature foliage-color...
U.S., Russia Reopen Arms-Treaties Talks: ABM, START III Pacts Face Hurdles
The United States and Russia are to open talks in Moscow today on two key disarmament treaties - START III and the Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty - but opposition in the legislatures of both countries remains an obstacle to reducing overall nuclear-weapons...
With Bush after Iowa
The most striking thing about the result of the Iowa GOP straw poll is that if you add up the percentage won by the top three anti-establishment, avowedly conservative candidates, it amounts to 37 percent - precisely the percentage of the vote Patrick...
Wizards Pick Up F Aaron Williams
The Washington Wizards added depth to their frontline yesterday with the signing of free-agent forward Aaron Williams. Williams is believed to have signed a two-year deal worth $2.3 million. The contract provides Williams with an option after the...
World Airways Makes Drastic Cuts for Cash: Salaries Trimmed, May Delay Interest Payments and Reduce the Fleet
Cash-strapped Herndon-based World Airways Inc. said yesterday it plans to cut workers' salaries and may delay an interest payment on $43 million of debt due Aug. 26. Pay for all employees earning more than $25,000 a year will be cut 10 percent...
`Xers' See No Need for Integration
Most 18- to 29-year-olds - members of the first generation born after America's tumultuous, midcentury racial clashes and taught in the era of government-enforced school integration - think integration isn't necessary. That is a principal finding...