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 July 8, 1999

America West FlightFund Visa
THE CARD: America West FlightFund Visa THE PITCH: "Earn miles faster" BOTTOM LINE: You don't really earn miles faster with the FlightFund Visa. In contrast to some top-notch frequent-flier credit cards, balance transfers to the FlightFund card...
Art of Grievance
Everyone remember Henny Penny? She of the bird brain who thinks the sky is falling? In alternate incarnations known as Chicken Little, Henny Penny is one of those fairy tale unfortunates who meets with a terrible, Darwinian ending at the hands -...
A Vote for Kuwait's Women?
Kuwait's all-male electorate ushered in a strong bloc of legislative reformers to the country's parliament in Saturday's elections. These reformers, who will hold about 20 out of 50 parliamentary seats, are expected to support a decree issued by Kuwait's...
Baltimore's Africa School: City Gives Troubled Youths a Chance in Kenya
They have been a long way from home, these Baltimore ninth-graders. For two years, they have studied and prayed in a school that has giraffes and gazelles grazing outside on the tall willowy grasses of the vast Kenyan savanna. They are a long way...
Buses Crash, but Injuries Not Serious
A tour bus carrying high school band students from Minnesota swerved out of control on Interstate 66 in Rosslyn yesterday, crashing into a pickup truck, a car and another tour bus carrying band students. Thirty-five bus passengers complained of injuries,...
Clinton Pushes for Investment in Poor Areas
PINE RIDGE, S.D. - President Clinton says his "new markets" package of loan guarantees and tax incentives to aid the poor is not a return to Lyndon Johnson's War on Poverty. The War on Poverty "did a lot of good in terms of giving children preschool...
Congressman Asks Cohen to Lift Gag Order
A House Republican committee chairman has asked Defense Secretary William S. Cohen to lift a Pentagon gag order barring senior-level staffers from cooperating with a congressional investigation into harassment of government whistle-blowers. The...
Congress Taking Slow Approach on Internet Privacy
Personal information remains largely unprotected on the Internet, but Congress has been slow to pass legislation to shield consumers because the debate over privacy legislation is still raging. "For people on line, it's sort of `fend for yourselves,'...
Conserving Death
Giving society cheap, abundant energy, said famed environmentalist Paul Ehrlich in 1975, "would be the equivalent of giving an idiot child a machine gun." Or the equivalent of turning on an air-conditioner that saves his life. Americans sweltering...
Custom CD Firm's IPO Is Big Hit
Shares of Musicmaker.com Inc., which lets Internet-savvy customers pick songs for customized CDs, rose 71 percent in its first day of trading. "We thought we would be well-received by consumers and investors," Bob Bernardi, Musicmaker chairman...
Davis' Deal for Spears Show Pass Irks Some
It was Rep. Thomas M. Davis III's chance to play Let's Make a Deal this week. Finding himself in the doghouse with his daughter for not having been able to get tickets to the Britney Spears concert at Constitution Hall Tuesday night, the Virginia...
Document Claims Islamabad's Army Controls Guerrillas: Kashmir Clash Rages with No Pullout
Indian officials have released what they say is a transcript of intercepted radio traffic in which a senior Pakistani general claims to hold Islamic militants in Kashmir "by the scruff of the neck." Pakistan calls the document a fabrication. India...
East Meets West in `Freestyle' Fare at Kaz Sushi Bistro: Fishing Afar for Flavors Nets Tasty Results
Kaz Sushi Bistro looks and feels like the usual Japanese restaurant: off-white walls interspersed with wooden 1-by-4s framing pale fabric panels. Elegant abstractions and calligraphy prints decorate the walls, and the black lacquer tables are relieved...
Embassy Row
OO7 NEXT DOOR Sean Connery, Scotland's most famous son, may soon be a neighbor of America's top diplomat in Scotland. Cathy Hurst, the consul general in Edinburgh, met the actor - famed for his portrayal of James Bond, secret agent OO7 - at...
Escaping by Bicycle to Bayside Adventure: Tourists Go Back to Nature
I sit atop the hard, triangular seat, my feet pedaling like crazy, as if sheer velocity will keep me steady. I can sense that the surroundings are beautiful - my peripheral vision registers the color green - but I am too afraid to turn my head...
FBI Records Outline China's Attempt to Silence Chung: Beijing's Middleman Put the Heat On
Chinese intelligence officers were more significantly involved than previously suspected in efforts to monitor Democratic fund-raiser Johnny Chung's cooperation with the FBI's campaign finance probe, relaying instructions to a middleman on a near-daily...
Fledgling Reform Party Loses Leader; Possible Fights Ahead
DALLAS - Russell J. Verney, the only chairman the fledgling Reform Party ever had, quit yesterday, saying there were several qualified party members who could replace him. Mr. Verney said whoever is chosen as chairman at the party's convention...
Fountains of Wayne Hitless, Happy: At 9:30 Club Tonight; Wild Orchid Opening for Cher at Nissan
With few exceptions, critical acceptance and commercial popularity are becoming antithetical concepts in the world of rock music. Some artists seem to be lauded in every publication in which they appear, but rarely, if ever, achieve success on the...
GOP Eyes Capital Gains for Tax Cuts: Archer Pushes for Rate Changes
House Republicans announced yesterday they would like to cut the top capital-gains rate from 20 percent to 15 percent as part of their mammoth tax-cut plan. "With 84 million Americans owning stocks and more entering the markets each day, capital...
Hardy Tourists Risk Guerrillas to See Gorillas: Uganda Works to Ease Fears of Rebel Assaults
BWINDI IMPENETRABLE FOREST, Uganda - When Adrian Tunnicliffe of Sheffield, England, hiked into the misty, mountain morning in pursuit of endangered mountain gorillas in late June, he was in the first British-organized tour group to return to this rugged...
Harvey's Career with Redskins Over
Four-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker Ken Harvey likely has played his last down for the Washington Redskins. Harvey couldn't be reached for comment, but Redskins officials and sources close to Harvey confirmed yesterday that he will almost definitely...
Hillary out to Shed `Carpetbagger' Tag: Urges Focus on Substance, Not Residence
ONEONTA, N.Y. - First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton began the first day of her Senate exploratory campaign yesterday, warning critics that their "carpetbagger" label will not stick. "I take very seriously the legitimate question of New Yorkers,"...
Hillary's Listening Tour
While President Clinton circled the nation on his so-called Poverty Tour, popping into a patch of Appalachia here, a swatch of Indian reservation there, Hillary Rodham Clinton all but announced her New York Senate campaign yesterday, declaring herself...
HUD Aid to the Rich
While President Clinton was touring America's poorest areas this week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development was dishing out community development grants to some of America's richest communities. HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo, who accompanied...
Inside Politics
CULTURE CORNER Stanley Kubrick, the famous film director recently deceased, lived in England but kept a close eye on the land of his birth. His friend, Michael Herr, tells Vanity Fair magazine that shortly before the director's death in March,...
Inside the Beltway
OLLIE DEFENDS PAT It was a most unusual live radio interview late yesterday afternoon, as syndicated talk show host Oliver North chatted it up with Republican presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, who was rolling down an Iowa highway in a campaign...
In the Bag
Two major players in the industry entered the golf ball market this season - both Nike and Taylor Made released high-end lines. As the traditional industry leader, Titleist countered with a new ball of its own, and a new round of equipment battles...
Island Clintongate
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. - The oldest rule in the news business is that "all news is local," and you could prove it this summer in Chincoteague, a tiny island off the Virginia coast whose isolation and serenity make it a favorite summer reprieve for a lucky...
Judge Calls Wiretap Law `Stupid' Involving Murderer's Cell Talk
Montgomery County's chief judge yesterday called Maryland's wiretap law "stupid" during a hearing for killer Hadden Clark on his second murder charge, this one for the 1986 death of a 6-year-old girl. "It's a stupid law," said Circuit Court Administrative...
Lighthouse Pushed from the Brink: Cape Hatteras Beacon's Move Nearly Complete
BUXTON, N.C. - Folks along Cape Hatteras National Seashore can exhale: Their storied lighthouse has survived a perilous move and is safe from the sea. The light that cost $75,000 to build in 1870 and saved countless ships from the treacherous...
Metro Makes Repairs, but Operators Still Use Manual Controls
Metro has replaced 1,600 electrical switches that help run the subway system's automatic train controls, but unsolved problems with those relays have forced train operators to continue using manual controls. Since March, Metro has spent $2 million...
Molina Is the Latest Orioles Pitching Goat
BALTIMORE - Another night, another bullpen disaster. Squandering an aggressive night at the plate and an impressive rally from an early deficit, the Baltimore Orioles endured the sixth blown save and 12th loss in their past 14 games last night....
Movies;mini-Reviews
OPENING * American Pie (1999) (R: Frequent comic and sexual vulgarity, including recurrent gags about masturbation) - (ONE AND ONE-HALF STARS). Another heavily facetious survey of the year's most overworked turf: high-school mating rituals. The...
Pressure Is Key for Area Baseball
Fred Malek's entry into the Washington-area major league baseball sweepstakes should come as welcome news to everyone who wants to see baseball return here, whether it is in the District or Northern Virginia. It should send a chill through the...
Professional Pencil Sharpeners Persevere
It seems the city still employs a number of professional pencil sharpeners. Being a professional pencil sharpener was the city's leading occupation in the '80s, when ex-Mayor-for-Life Anwar Amal was inclined to maintain his political machine. ...
School Board Chief Urged to Step Down
Three members of the D.C. elected school board yesterday asked President Wilma R. Harvey to resign amid accusations that she has been using a school system employee to assist her with personal business. Board Vice President Dwight E. Singleton,...
Schools May Edit Video on Body Changes
Fairfax County Schools Superintendent Daniel Domenech tonight will recommend that the county School Board edit a section of a sex education video shown to fifth-grade girls to exclude a section on male development. Parents this year complained...
Severe Heat Finally Departs
Yesterday brought the Washington area welcome relief from a stagnant heat wave: The temperature at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport topped out at a mere 93 degrees, 10 degrees lower than Tuesday's record-setting mark. "We're done with...
Snyder Still Weighing GM Casserly's Future
Incoming Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder is now reconsidering whether to dismiss general manager Charley Casserly and is weighing several scenarios that would reorganize the team's power structure. Snyder is still evaluating Casserly's...
`Still Crazy' after All These Years about `the Car,' `Trilogy of Terror': `Payback,' `8MM,' `as Time Goes By' Also out on Video
Brimming with honest wit, earnest pathos and dead-on accuracy, Brian Gibson's critically acclaimed but theatrically invisible Still Crazy (Columbia/TriStar, priced for rental) arrives as a genuine audiovisual treat. We'll call it our . . . SLEEPER...
Study Links Deaths to Timing of Aid Checks
The first week of the month can be a killer for poor Americans, and research suggests that government benefit checks may be the culprit. More poor Americans die of accidents, homicides or substance abuse during the first week of the month, compared...
Supremacist's Shooting Spree Could Spur Gun Control Moves: House Democrats Plan to Lobby Spport for Senate Bill
The Midwest shooting spree by a white supremacist that left two dead and nine wounded is certain to add pressure for more gun control when Congress returns from recess Monday. But the gun-control measures under consideration in Congress would not...
Supreme Court Justices Rank Highest in Credibility, Index Says: Talk Show Hosts, Athletes, Entertainers near the Bottom
Reliability, plausibility, integrity: These are the traits that political strategists and marketing mavens dream of. Combined, such virtues spell credibility, at least according to the National Credibility Index, which was released with little...
Surhoff, Mussina Named All-Stars
BALTIMORE - Despite their residence in the basement of the American League East, the Baltimore Orioles had two more players named to the All-Star team yesterday. Left fielder B.J. Surhoff and right-handed pitcher Mike Mussina received invitations...
The Corporate Push to Exonerate Breast Implant Manufacturers
Regarding Philip Terzian's lament over breast implant litigation ("Junk science discomfiture," Commentary, June 25): It would behoove journalists to take a closer look at the information being fed to them by self-interested corporations. It seems...
Trial in Israel Faulted: Sheinbein Case Angers County
Montgomery County prosecutors are angry about the latest turn of events in the case of Samuel Sheinbein and concerned about his upcoming murder trial in Israel. "It's obvious the prosecutor doesn't know anything about the case," Montgomery County...
Trucker's Body Found near Warehouse
Moving company employees found a dead Missouri trucker, who had been beaten, outside their warehouse in a Prince William County industrial park Tuesday afternoon. Police suspect the driver, Vernon Nielson, 69, of Springfield, Mo., was killed while...
United Fights off Crew, Wins Game in Shootout
COLUMBUS, Ohio - D.C. United fought through a Columbus Crew side on a roll to score a 2-1 shootout victory in front of 18,101 charged fans at Columbus Crew Stadium last night. United goalkeeper Tom Presthus turned in a sterling performance with...
Vaccine May Impede Lyme Disease
This summer's stifling heat and humidity brings with it another risk: Lyme disease. Ticks carrying Lyme disease have been reported in 48 states, and residents of the Northeast are especially in danger, health officials say. But a new vaccine may...
Wizards, Richmond Optimistic Deal Can Be Reached
The Washington Wizards and free agent Mitch Richmond both remained optimistic a deal can be reached that will keep the 34-year-old guard in Washington for the remainder of his career. Richmond's agent, Mike Sharpe, and Wizards general manager Wes...
Women Hold the Line: Montgomery County Spending Foes Unite
Forget that old-fashioned nonsense about men making it and women spending it - at least when the Montgomery County Council is in session. Because gender, not party, is the most reliable indicator of who is apt to grab taxpayers' pocketbooks in...