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 9, 1999

1955 Chrysler New Yorker St. Regis Fulfills Childhood Wish
The 11,076 models of the upscale St. Regis versions of the 1955 Chrysler New Yorker Deluxe are easily identifiable because of their unique two-tone styling. Chrysler designers evidently decided that a flashy two-door hardtop needed a flashy two-tone...
A Bear Market? China May Not Buy Zoo's Offer for Pandas
Chinese officials have warned the National Zoo's $2.5 million offer to rent two pandas for 10 years may be too low. The Chinese said their usual rate for "panda loans" is $1 million a year per pair, yet they are still considering the zoo's offer....
Acura 3.5RL GPS Unit Easily Finds Obscure Site
Owning a new Acura 3.5RL means never having to imitate Hansel and Gretel. Although navigation systems on automobiles are becoming increasingly common - and you can now even hook up your laptop computer in the car to communicate with a Global Positioning...
Archer Discloses GOP's Plans to Expand Education Tax Breaks
Tax breaks for all levels of education were proposed yesterday by the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Bill Archer. The Texas Republican and other GOP leaders have been releasing parts of the tax package all week, starting...
A Special Time in Market
Homes in the Washington area are selling at a rate that is, perhaps, unprecedented. We have to say perhaps, because reliable monthly sales data for the entire region have been available only for about a decade. But it's probably safe to say things...
Automation Just Doesn't Compute at INS: $800 Million System Wasted, IG Finds
Officials at the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service have "no consistent understanding" of an $800 million computer system designed to upgrade automation programs within INS, Justice Department Inspector General Michael R. Bromwich said yesterday....
Auto Notes
AUTOTECH GRADUATES FIRST FOUR STUDENTS Four area students were recognized last week for graduating from the first AutoTech 2000 program at Phelps Career High School. Varnal Applewhite, Michael Hart, Stephen Hayes and Joseph McLeod were lauded...
Being an All-Star Can Be an Expensive Honor
Being an all-star is supposed to be an honor for professional athletes. In Major League Soccer, it's also an expensive proposition. Yesterday six D.C. United players were named starters for the Eastern Conference in the MLS All-Star Game on July...
Chung Warned to Shield Companies: Loral and Hughes Were `Untouchables'
A California businessman suspected by the FBI of trying to coerce Democratic fund-raiser Johnny Chung's cooperation in a probe of campaign finance abuses warned Chung against pulling two U.S. aerospace firms helpful to China's missile program into...
Clinton Says Bush Is a Copy of Him: He Claims Credit for `92 Rhetoric
ANAHEIM, Calif. - President Clinton accused Texas Gov. George W. Bush yesterday of lifting his trademark "compassionate conservatism" from the president's New Democrat philosophy. "The rhetoric of compassionate conservatism - half those speeches...
Clinton's Sexy Legacy of a Neutered Army
If Bill Clinton wants to see his legacy writ large, he has only to look out his bedroom window. He should have enough elevation to see the Pentagon through the trees. That's where, under orders from the top, they're dismantling the muscular military...
Concepts All Find Public Favor
With the major North American auto shows over, DaimlerChrysler has taken its 1999 crop of concept vehicles for their last spins on the automotive circuit. Perhaps auto executives hope their final fling will help them decide which vehicle to put into...
Consensus Emerging in Congress to Raise Members' Pay 3.4 Percent
Congress plans to vote on a 3.4 percent, cost-of-living pay raise for itself next week and the proposal has the support of both parties' leaders, a Democratic leadership aide said yesterday. Republican and Democratic leaders decided last week to...
Control Board Lax on Rules, GAO Finds: Contract Practices Criticized in Audit
The D.C. financial control board failed to follow its own rules in awarding millions of dollars in contracts and could not document whether the services were carried out in some cases, a congressional audit found. The control board needs to "lead...
Criminal Incompetence
How is the District suffering its current crime wave when it has more police officers per capita than nearly every other major city? New York has 4.2 officers per 1,000 residents; Los Angeles has 2.7 officers per 1,000 residents; and Chicago has 5.0...
Davis Keeps Word on Spears Ticket Deal
Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, kept his part of the deal and appeared on a radio show early yesterday morning so his daughter could meet her idol, pop singer Britney Spears. In fact, the Virginia Republican not only appeared on...
D.C. Gets Entry in New League
Washington's newest minor league basketball team will play at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro. The Washington Justice of the new National Rookie League will have a familiar general manager, with former Howard University coach Mike McLeese....
D.C. Lawyer Accused of Inflating Her Bills
A federal grand jury yesterday indicted Retna M. Pullings, a prominent D.C. lawyer, on charges she submitted $23,220 in fraudulent bills to represent indigent clients. Miss Pullings, 50, was charged in the six-count indictment with making false...
Dodge Intrepid Is Subtly Refined
Receiving an extensive make-over for 1998, the 1999 Dodge Intrepid rolls onto the scene with only a handful of subtle enhancements. Its well sculpted exterior and thoughtfully arranged cabin are only the more obvious of its attributes. Its handling...
Economic Crisis Worsens Plight of Asian Wildlife: Demand Rises for Plants, Animals
In a recent paper for the East-West Center in Honolulu, Deanna Donovan examines the effect of the Asian economic crisis on endangered species. When currency devaluations swept through Asia in the spring and summer of 1997, the region's growing...
Edward Dymtryk
One of the more peculiar legacies of the epic struggle known as the Cold War is the fact that while the West may have won its geopolitical phase, the cultural sphere remains fixedly under the influence of the Hollywood left. Nowhere is this bizarre...
Embassy Row
DON'T ASK, DON'T TELL Geoffrey Hoon was uncomfortable with the question. A reporter asked the British Foreign Office minister what London would do if the trial of two suspected Libyan terrorists reveals that Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gave...
Glover Park Residence Looks Old, Feels New
While older homes have their charms, they often need a little bit of renovation or remodeling to bring their amenities up to today's high standards for comfortable living. Sometimes these renovations can mar the historic appeal of a house, or a supermodern...
GOP Meeting Keeps Pushing Bush Bandwagon toward 2000: A Core of Dissenters Maintains Support for Steve Forbes
PHILADELPHIA - Republican Party officials and state party chairmen gathered here for their annual summer meeting yesterday, crowding the George W. Bush bandwagon. Most, but not all. The dissenters appear to be coalescing around Steve Forbes....
Hillary's Israel Position Splits with White House: She Backs Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem
UTICA, N.Y. - First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton supports moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem - a stance that differs from President Clinton's and established U.S. policy. One Jewish leader called Mrs. Clinton's declaration "political...
Hospitals Use Rank to Bolster Business
Local hospitals are touting their rankings on the new "best hospitals" list by U.S. News and World Report to drum up business. The rankings are a powerful marketing tool, experts say, but they are not enough to overcome serious financial troubles,...
Inside Politics
ROPE-A-DOPE Peggy Noonan, the author and former speechwriter for Presidents Reagan and Bush, was impressed by first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign debut Wednesday in upstate New York. "Hand it to her. Hillary Clinton had a spectacular...
Inside the Beltway
FEEL BETTER? Back in April, we told you about two men riding an elevator at the headquarters of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission who observed the cleaning lady with stacks of Scott's low-cost toilet tissue that she was delivering to restrooms...
Inside the Ring
NUCLEAR HIDE-AND-SEEK A classified Defense Intelligence Agency report on one of Russia's most lethal missiles - the mobile SS-25 - has revealed that the missiles travel on roads and stop at points to avoid being photographed from space by U.S....
Is Rate Rise a Cause for Gloom?
For several months, people waited anxiously to see whether Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan would raise interest rates. On June 30, the Federal Reserve increased the federal funds rate from 4.75 percent to 5 percent. OK, folks, does this...
Jays Leave O's 6-25 vs. AL East
BALTIMORE - Ray Miller spent part of yesterday reconfiguring his shattered bullpen. In meetings with several relievers, he again tried to establish roles and build confidence - all in the hope that the bullpen would finally respond well in close-game...
Judge Reduces Duo's Charges
A D.C. Superior Court judge yesterday reduced the charges against two men charged in the killing of a Southeast grandmother hit by a stray bullet. London Marquis Ford and Jimmy G. Shelton, both 18, originally were charged with first-degree murder...
Kurds Have Rights Too
Europe is showing Turkey that matters of domestic unrest are everybody's business. Thursday, less than two weeks after Turkey gave Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan the death sentence for his part in an insurrection that led to the deaths of tens of...
Leesburg Pike Connects Past and Future
Virginia's Route 7, or Leesburg Pike, may be one of the oldest state-sanctioned highways in North America and, these days, also one of the most booming. The historic turnpike started as a path for bringing buffalo into the area and served as an Indian...
Long Arm of the Law Nabs Attorney
Thomas R. Dyson was a good enough attorney to get an old buddy of former Mayor Marion Barry off on federal charges in the early 1990s. He did not fair as well for himself this week. Dyson, 63, of Berlin, Md., who successfully represented D.C....
Magruder Coach Loses in Lawsuit: Judge Says Letters Did Not Defame
A Montgomery County judge has ruled against a Magruder High School teacher and coach who claimed a female student's mother defamed him and damaged his 29-year career. Circuit Judge Durke G. Thompson also ordered Paul W. Hassler to pay the court...
Mirror Images in Many Ways?
Is Bill Clinton the mirror image of Slobodan Milosevic? Consider, if you will: Both men are in their 50s. Each sports a bushy head of gray hair. Both are charismatic men who have led their nations into multiple needless conflicts. The wives of...
Movie Set in Minds of Actors: Horrifying `Project' Is Nearby
"A lot of filmmakers want to get back to basics," Daniel Myrick reflects. "Our favorite horror is implied horror: what's in your mind rather than what you show. You don't need $80 million to scare people." Mr. Myrick, a 35-year-old native of...
Net Access Separated by `Racial Ravine'
The nation's digital divide is becoming a "racial ravine" as the gap separating white Americans with Internet access from minorities without it widens, according to a new Commerce Department report. If that divide isn't closed, experts warned,...
No Win Streak for Mystics: Turnovers, Sloppy Play Help Starzz to an Easy Victory
Even in a year of franchise firsts, thinking the Washington Mystics can win two games in a row remains a reach. So far this year, the Mystics have had the first pick in the WNBA Draft and won the franchise's first road game. Two days ago, the...
Outdoors;gene Mueller's Weekend Fishing Report
We're fielding quite a few calls about fish kills in some of the waters in the northwestern parts of the Chesapeake Bay. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and the state's environmental officials say severely depleted oxygen levels are to...
Pentagon Audit Hits `Cronyism' of Its Cops: Probe Criticizes Leaders, Training
The police force that provides the first line of defense at the Pentagon is so poorly managed and trained it may not be able to repel a terrorist attack or even an angry mob of more than 100 persons, a Department of Defense investigation found. ...
Pentagon Honor Guard Paid Overtime to Perform at Official's Church Event
Taxpayers paid for 50 hours of overtime and transportation for members of the Defense Protective Service honor guard to perform at the Towson, Md., church of a top DPS official, a Department of Defense investigation found. The Defense Department's...
Pentagon Intends to Issue Final Count of Serbian Losses: Some Dispute Tally of Tanks Destroyed
The Pentagon promised yesterday to release a final count of Serbian weapons destroyed by NATO bombs amid persistent reports that most enemy tanks exited Kosovo with the Yugoslav armed forces. "That indeed is one of the issues that's on the table,"...
PG School Reform Falls Flat: Aftermath Is Chaos, Confusion
Prince George's County School officials have quietly eliminated a program they announced with great fanfare two years ago to salvage six struggling schools. What is left behind is chaos and confusion in some cases instead of improved student performance....
Plot Potholes Mar `Arlington Road': Conspiracy Thriller Falls Apart
Arlington residents can take comfort in the fact that "Arlington Road," a new conspiratorial thriller that aspires to leave a pall of dread over Washington, alludes to a sorely abused suburban enclave in Reston. Consistently nightmarish, though...
Potomac at a Low Ebb: Water Shortage Looms in Region
The Potomac River's daily flow rate has reached its lowest point in more than 30 years, threatening a water shortage in the fall. The river's flow rate is 15 percent to 20 percent below normal for this time of year, geological measurements at Chain...
Redskins Sign Draft Picks Smith, Hall
Uncertainty over Washington Redskins general manager Charley Casserly's fate hasn't slowed the team's negotiations for rookies and free agents. The Redskins signed two draft selections yesterday while continuing to pursue running back Lawrence Phillips...
Report on America's Children Finds Their Lot Has Improved: Death Rate, Pregnancy Decline, but Poverty Holds Steady
American children are thriving but there remains room for improvement, the federal government said in a report yesterday. "We're happy to report that the well-being of America's children has improved in several key areas," said Duane Alexander,...
Richard Douglas, 56, Disabled Activist
Richard Crosby Douglas, 56, a senior civil rights policy adviser and head of a disability initiative for the Department of Labor, died of cancer June 28 at his home in the District. Mr. Douglas received his bachelor's degree from Middlebury College...
Running Dry on Drywall: Home Builders Face Delays
Demand for new homes in America is so strong these days that builders are running out of bricks, drywall and insulation. Eager buyers are waiting months for their dream homes to get built while contractors scramble to find fresh sources of essential...
Samantha Stevenson Another Unwelcome Addition to Sport
This won't be terribly popular, but someone needs to say it. Samantha Stevenson is one of the coldest, most calculating parents on a long and undistinguished list in the sport. Stevenson, of course, is the mother of Alexandra Stevenson, who became...
Satcher: Churches Have Been Silent on Sex
Surgeon General David Satcher told a national conference on sexuality and black churches yesterday that religion's avoidance of sex issues has allowed AIDS and other diseases to ravage minorities. "The church has been silent on this issue for a...
Schools Chief Refuses to Quit: Harvey Denies Staff Misuse
D.C. Board of Education President Wilma R. Harvey said she will not resign despite allegations she used a school board staff member to help her with personal business. The school board met yesterday in a closed-door session with Mrs. Harvey to...
`Slobo' Spurned in His Search for Safe Haven: Popular Uprising Could Start a Civil War
The failure of informal efforts to find a country to grant asylum to embattled Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has left him a "cornered animal" who may plunge his country into civil war, a leading Serbian opposition figure warned. Milan Panic,...
`Solar Winds' Puzzle Solved: Scientists Cite Sun's Magnetic Waves
Scientists have solved the 37-year-old mystery of why the sun's "solar wind" travels at 2 million miles an hour, twice the predicted speed. The answer? Magnetic waves emitted by the sun propel solar particles to the higher speeds. Electrically...
Solution Cleans Car, Saves Water
If you are concerned about the time you spend cleaning your car, or the amount of water used to get it clean, a Las Vegas firm has a solution that's all but dried up. Enviro-Tech International believes Dri Wash 'n Guard offers a better way to detail...
Supreme Court Decision on Sexual Harassment Will Test Schools
The Supreme Court has placed schools in a dilemma over sexual harassment, generating a proverbial Catch-22 ("Ruling makes schools uneasy on student sexual harassment," June 22). No matter how schools try to walk a fine line between sexual harassment...
The Abuses of Legal Power
Can we any longer trust government? Events in Wenatchee, Wash. - as well as in Bill Clinton's Washington, D.C. - suggest not. Some pundits argue that the extraordinary scandals of the Clinton administration are the failures of a particular president...
The Arrest That Wasn't
Federal law enforcement officials reportedly had serial shooter Benjamin Smith right where they wanted him: in violation of a federal gun control laws that could have put him in prison for as many as 10 years. They could have arrested him before he...
The Navy Says Goodbye to Lt. Patrick J. Burns
Today will be a sad day in U.S. naval history. The day and event will pass unnoticed by many and certainly will be forgotten by most, but that does not make it any less significant. No, we are not losing a battle in Serbia or finally seeing a tumultuous...
There's No Time like the Present for Charley
Charley Casserly is the general manager of the Redskins at this time. Unfortunately for Casserly, he may not be the general manager of the Redskins at this time tomorrow. Casserly announced earlier this week that he is the general manager of the...
Tiburon Offers Sport to Fiscally Challenged
Hey, sport, want to have some fun? Get behind the wheel of the 1999 Tiburon and pretend you are Jeff Gordon. For those who don't know who Jeff Gordon is, then you are not into NASCAR racing. And if you don't know who manufactures the Tiburon,...
Times Has New Web Site to Help Home Buyers
Always wanting to make your home search an easier task, I'm glad to announce that the Friday Home Guide has a new Web address. When you're looking for reliable information on the home search, point your browser to http://fridayhomeguide.washingtontimes.com....
Tralee Estates Promises Buyers a Great Life in Great Falls
Great Falls in Fairfax County is known for its luxurious homes and its countrified version of elegant living, where horses occasionally graze outside while residents sip champagne with their guests and listen to the soft strains of Bach from the string...
Verdict against Big Tobacco Will Not Hold Up, Analysts Say
Putting a price tag on the landmark jury verdict against Big Tobacco could take longer than the year-and-a-day trial, but industry analysts predicted yesterday that the Florida state court verdict will not stand. "The general view is the Miami...
Want Those Chandeliers? Get It in Writing
In contrast to buyers of new homes who know the model upgrades are extras, buyers of resales expect to get what they see. But that's not always what happens. Some sellers pack their ceiling fans and chandeliers, extract built-in bookcases and...
Web-Wired Workouts Take the Ennui out of Exercise
A Washington health club is offering exercise equipment that lets members log on while they work out. It's just the latest example, experts say, of the Internet's inexorable march into every corner of our lives. Two Sport & Health Co. clubs...
West Denies Resignation Rumors before Leaders of Veterans' Group
Veterans Affairs Secretary Togo D. West Jr. says he has not submitted his resignation nor been asked to resign and plans to remain in his post until formulation of the fiscal 2001 budget, a VA spokeswoman says. Leaders of veterans' service organizations,...
White: Live by Wisdom of Jesus: If Someone Suffers, Then We All Suffer
Famed Green Bay Packers defensive end Reggie White stepped into controversy a year ago with his speech to the Wisconsin Legislature in which he called homosexuality a sin and said blacks like to dance, Asians could "turn a television into a watch,"...
Woody Gets Deserved Art Status
Some cars are utilitarian; they take you reliably from one place to another, and that's just fine. Others are works of art. The special-bodied French cars of the 1930s were art deco on wheels. Some art museums have recognized both Formula One race...
Workers Driven to Closer Jobs: Ads Play Up Lack of Gridlock
Mary Marshall loved her job as a book editor in downtown D.C. But she complained all the time because the 2 1/2-hour, round-trip commute from her Centreville home drove her insane and stole time away from her 3-year-old daughter. So when a friend...
Youthful Sex Becomes Easy as `American Pie'
"American Pie" obviously aspires to follow in the grossly exploitable footsteps of last summer's farcical blockbuster "There's Something About Mary." The trailers already have made a fetish of one of the masturbation gags, lifted from "Portnoy's...