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 September 17, 1999

100-Year-Old Victorian Full of Bygone Charm
Owning a 100-year-old home named "Memory House" may seem like a heavy responsibility to some people. But for home buyers who appreciate the Victorian style and enjoy knowing the history of their home and neighborhood, Memory House may be the perfect...
4runner Gives Good SUV Value
Three years ago, this statement would not be believed: the Toyota 4Runner SR5 seems lost among the crowd of compact sport utility vehicles. After all, Toyota was the benchmark. Tops in reliability. The standard for fit and finish. Buyers knew...
'56 Imperial's Style, Not Thrift, Charms Economist
Bean counters traditionally have been able to point to the most economical car or, at the very least, the one that costs less to build. Often, however, they miss the intrinsic values. Jim Bennett, an economics professor at George Mason University,...
911 Mike Takes a Swing at the Media - Figuratively, That Is
LAS VEGAS - Perverts. Pedophiles. Freaks. Horrible fathers. Dysfunctional alcoholics. These were some of the words that 911 Mike Tyson used yesterday at a news conference to officially announce his Oct. 23 fight with Orlin Norris here. ...
Again, U.S. Called on to Be `Global Sheriff': E. Timor Action Raises Questions on Role
East Timor is a tiny, faraway place of little strategic, military, or cultural significance to the United States. But when plans for an international security force were beingdrawn for the half-island territory, Bishop Carlos Belo, spiritual leader...
Agency: Judge Got Data on Rapist
Maryland's Department of Juvenile Justice yesterday insisted it did obey an order from a Montgomery County judge whose dissatisfaction caused him to release a teen-age gang rapist after 14 months in a reformatory. "It was presented to the judge,"...
Anti-Christian Mood Seen in Texas Killings
A "virile and fertile" anti-Christian sentiment is growing around the country, religious groups said yesterday, a day after a lone gunman spouting anti-profane rhetoric burst into a youth service at a Fort Worth Baptist church and fatally shot seven...
Auto Notes
CARLISLE PLANS 26TH CAR SHOW Fall Carlisle '99, the 26th annual collector-car swap meet in Pennsylvania, is scheduled for Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 at Carlisle Fairgrounds. Gates will open at 6 a.m. Admission is $6 daily for adults; children...
`Blue Streak' Lacks Arresting Plot, but Cop Farce Works as Breezy Entertainment
"Blue Streak" sustains a proficiently breezy and amiable tone while putting Martin Lawrence through a series of felonious trials and deceptions. Cast as a professional safecracker named Miles Logan, Mr. Lawrence is introduced in the middle of a...
Boxing's Company Man: Pressure on De la Hoya Grows
LAS VEGAS - What's more important to Oscar De La Hoya? McDonald's or the World Boxing Council welterweight championship? MetRx or Felix Trinidad? Singing lessons or fighting? Can Oscar De La Hoya do it all? Can he beat Felix Trinidad - perhaps...
Buyer Protection Plan Doomed to Backfire
Just when things are going great for first-time home buyers, along comes a program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which - though intending to protect home buyers - may block many of them from buying a house at all. ...
Buy New or Renovate: Matter of Dollars, Sense
When a house begins to show signs of aging or a family needs more space, owners must often choose between renovating or buying a new home. For some, the choice is a matter of money; for others it is a matter of commitment to their home and the neighborhood....
Cadillac Plans Boosting Catera Sales Back to Debut 25,000 Level
Cadillac came late to the entry-level luxury segment when it launched the Catera in 1997. The Catera took on well-established competitors such as the BMW 328i, Mercedes-Benz C280, Lexus ES 300 and Volvo S70 GLT. That's a tough order for a car...
Caps, Flyers Will Try at MCI after Weather Delays Opener
The Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals will try to get preseason started tonight for a second straight night, this time at MCI Center. Last night's scheduled opener in Philadelphia was postponed when Hurricane Floyd stormed up the Atlantic...
Clearing Ken Starr
It is just like Ken Starr's kind of luck. After being the subject of relentless and highly-publicized attacks from White House minions and even the president himself on his integrity, credibility, motives, political affiliation, religious beliefs...
Clinton Invokes Executive Privilege: Won't Give Details in FALN Clemency
President Clinton yesterday claimed executive privilege and refused a congressional subpoena seeking details of his clemency offer to 16 Puerto Rican terrorists. "Pursuant to the Constitution and the separation-of-powers doctrine, the president's...
Clinton Seeks to Step Up Computer-Code Exports: Businesses Favor Plan, Security Experts Oppose
The White House yesterday proposed that the government relax restrictions on the export of computer encryption technology - a move the Justice Department and FBI have opposed over concerns the data could be used by hostile foreign governments or terrorists....
Contents of Killer's Home Reveal Rage That Led to Murder Spree
FORT WORTH, Texas - In the wake of this city's worst-ever mass murder, officials last night conceded they still don't know what had motivated 49-year-old Larry Gene Ashbrook to walk into a youth religious rally at a local Baptist church and randomly...
Costner Drops Ball in Baseball Tear-Jerker
"You don't need me. You're perfect," Kelly Preston wails during a curiously illuminating moment of the new Kevin Costner tear-jerker, "For Love of the Game." Her expression of lovelorn inferiority is addressed to Mr. Costner, of course. His ostensibly...
Courts Overspent Budget in Violation of Federal Law
D.C. Superior Court and Court of Appeals officials overspent $4.6 million in 1998 because they mismanaged its budget thereby violating the federal Anti-Deficiency Act, a General Accounting Office report shows. The report released yesterday says...
Filmmaker Creates a Respectable Stir: Echoes of Past Movie Experiences Help David Koepp Direct His Career
"Whatever your last movie made is who you are," David Koepp half jokes, sharing a nugget of conventional Hollywood wisdom while visiting Washington to promote the supernatural murder mystery "Stir of Echoes." The second feature written and directed...
Great Falls Woods Home Worth More Than a Look
Some homeowners and potential home buyers love to roam from model home to model home, looking for home decorating ideas and seeing what innovations builders have added to its residences. Few of these model homes can match the luxury of the lavishly...
Greek, Turkish Quakes Ease Ties: Isle Seen Ruining Temblor Good Will
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The so-called "earthquake diplomacy," which brought about an unprecedented dialogue between Greece and Turkey, is likely to founder over the future of Cyprus, diplomats say. While senior Greek and Turkish officials continue to...
Hauling People Fine for Break-In
Dear Bob: I've heard many people say that on a new car, it's best if for the first 3,000 miles no passengers are hauled in the car. It's supposed to help extend the car's longevity. M.B., Nesconset, N.Y. Dear M.B.: That's really taking break-in...
Helms Demands Sanctions on China over Missile Exports
Sen. Jesse Helms yesterday demanded that the Clinton administration impose sanctions on China for past sales of M-11 missiles he said had violated U.S. anti-proliferation laws. Mr. Helms, North Carolina Republican and chairman of the Senate Foreign...
Hill GOP Leaders, Governors to Unite toward Balanced Budget
Congressional Republican leaders under a tight deadline to balance next year's federal budget secured a pledge from their party's governors yesterday to try to help bail them out. In a closed-door afternoon session at the U.S. Capitol, the heads...
Hurricane Drenches Region: Virginia Reports 4 Deaths; Power Outages Hit 650,000
A weakened yet still raging Hurricane Floyd plowed up the Virginia and Maryland coastlines yesterday, dumping up to 17 inches of rain in some areas but largely limiting the damage in the immediate Washington area to fallen trees and flooded basements....
In Acura NSX-T, Point and Go Very Fast While Heads Turn in Envy
Starving for attention? Get behind the wheel of a new Acura NSX and you'll be amazed at how quickly you become the focal point. Every place I drove, people wanted to know more about the NSX, especially the price. When I told them it was $88,000,...
Inside Politics
NO DEAL FOR RODHAMS The White House has urged President Clinton's brothers-in-law to abandon a business deal in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, after an opponent of Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze tried to use that deal for his own...
Inside the Beltway
`COURAGE' "Dan Rather led the CBS News with a story on Floyd long before the other networks even mentioned it. Dan Rather, I am told, is a hurricane buff. And he has been so excited in recent days, that I think there is the real possibility he...
Inside the Ring
MOSCOW MAFIA WATCH The Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) recently reported that the latest shuffling of top officials in the Kremlin has brought to power a key official supported by organized crime groups. Russian Interior Minister...
Kabila Aide's Pleas to U.S., U.N. to Denounce Intervention Fail: Sought Rebuke of Rwandan, Ugandan Military Presence
Congolese President Laurent Kabila's top political adviser failed this week to win U.S. and U.N. condemnation of the continuing military presence in Congo of neighboring Uganda and Rwanda. Kongolo Mwenze, Congolese justice minister, asked U.S....
Lake Ridge Planned as a Place to Have It All
Situated along the banks of the Occoquan River in Prince William County, the community of Lake Ridge meanders across some 4,000 acres, making it Virginia's third largest planned community and the nation's 10th. First established in the mid-1970s,...
Long Latest to Spurn Wizards
The Washington Wizards' past caught up with them in their pursuit of Grant Long. The veteran power forward, whom Washington had been courting, formally signed a three-year, $6.6 million contract yesterday with the Vancouver Grizzlies. Despite...
Lucky 8 Favors Gala Invitees: `Golden Age' Artifacts Come from China Digs
Men costumed in red and gold summoned guests to dinner by striking long wooden poles eight times in succession against huge, sonorous cylindrical bronze bells. (Eight is a lucky number in China.) Those attending Tuesday's National Gallery of Art...
Marianas Officials Say Federal Agents Fail to Enforce Laws: Call Immigration, Labor Complaints Unfair
Federal officials who complain of labor and immigration problems in a Pacific U.S. territory are said to be the same officials who fail to enforce the very laws designed to stop the abuse. Officials from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana...
Miniature Horses Not a Small Project: Convent Getting out of the Business
GALLUP, N.M. - It's not quite "The Sound of Music," but nuns have been wandering about the hills here, caring for tiny American miniature horses. Nuns and horses aren't a typical combination for the devout life, but these Carmelites took on miniature...
NATO Exaggerated Weapons Hit in Kosovo: But Clark Says Mission Accomplished
Gen. Wesley Clark, supreme NATO commander, acknowledged yesterday the alliance released inflated numbers of Serbian weapons actually hit during the 78-day air war to rid Kosovo of Serbian forces. NATO, in public statements at war's end, overcounted...
New Look for Fans at Caps' Opener
Washington Capitals fans will get a taste of the many changes new owner Ted Leonsis is planning for the regular season when the team opens its exhibition season against Philadelphia tonight at MCI Center. After a furious summer of planning, hiring...
NFL Gives Lett Too Many Chances
Leon Lett will receive another "second chance" from the NFL after he completes his eight-game suspension. Lett is working on his third suspension after violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy for a fifth time. He is becoming the Steve Howe...
No Offense, but Ravens' Billick Sticking with Mitchell at Quarterback
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Unconcerned with how his starting offense sputtered during the preseason or in Sunday's 223-yard disappearing act in St. Louis, Baltimore Ravens coach Brian Billick is sticking with Scott Mitchell as his starting quarterback....
Okinawans Are Divided on Clinton's G-8 Visit: Japanese See Another Military Base on Island
NAHA, Japan - President Clinton's visit to Okinawa next year means another U.S. military base on this island, some people say. Okinawa residents have been divided since the Japanese government chose Nago, a northern Okinawa city with a population...
Packard Picked as Best of Show
The weather couldn't have been any better last Sunday for the 11th annual Out of the Past Revue or the Redskins vs. Cowboys football game. The major difference between the two events was the car show had a happy ending. The admission-free event...
Prince William Tries to Blend Growth, Charm
Although the Disney America theme park failed to become a reality in Prince William County, America Online has not. Economic development and quality growth has been a strategic goal for the county for the past several years, says Bern Ewert, Prince...
Redskins Rookie Tackles Job of Slowing Strahan
Jon Jansen has won a national championship and has played before more than 100,000 fans. But the Washington Redskins' rookie offensive tackle never has faced a challenge like the one he will confront Sunday at Giants Stadium. That challenge is...
Reports of Floyd's Depth Are Greatly Exaggerated
It was a dark and stormy night - and the media told the tale. Print and broadcast coverage of Hurricane Floyd was often as overblown as a Category 4 storm, with fancy weather maps, wincing reporters and plenty of adjectives spinning in its wake...
Resale Market Up 18 Percent
Sales of existing homes in the Washington area were up 18 percent in August, furthering what has been a phenomenal year. There have been 61,000 resales recorded thus far, compared with 52,000 for the same period last year. The sustained energy...
Robert Newman's Promise: Working for the District's Children
This was supposed to be a righteous indignation treatise on the evils of Mayor Anthony Williams' Redevelopment Land Agency and its submission to racial politics. For now, my comments about the RLA's preliminary selection of substandard development...
SEC Chief Vows to Act against Day-Trading Abuses
The Securities and Exchange Commission appears ready to crack down on day-trading firms that entice people to quit their jobs and try gambling in the stock market for a living. SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt told a Senate panel yesterday that many...
Seller-Held 2nd Trust an Option
Q: My husband and I will be putting our house - which we own free and clear of mortgages - on the market this fall. We are both retired and have purchased a condominium. A friend of ours had suggested we offer to hold a second trust for our buyer....
Senate Approves Pay Raises for Congress and President: Treasury Appropriations Bill Sent to Clinton on 54-38 Vote
The Senate yesterday joined the House in voting the next president, federal workers and the lawmakers themselves a salary boost. On a 54-38 vote, senators sent to President Clinton a bill that on Jan. 1 will grant lawmakers a 3.4 percent cost-of-living...
Sept. 17
SIZZLING PITCHERS Pedro Martinez struck out 14 in seven innings of Boston's 6-4, 13-inning win over Cleveland on Wednesday night. In his past six starts, Martinez is 4-1 with a 1.60 ERA and has struck out 83 in 45 innings. . . . Cincinnati's...
Serenity, Comfort at Autumn Ridge
The rolling hills of Stafford County are increasingly home to Washington-area commuters who want the serenity of the country and affordable housing along with plenty of nearby amenities. At Autumn Ridge in North Stafford, Ryan Homes is building...
Silhouette Now a Luxurious Van
Already the upscale version among the trio of GM minivans, Oldsmobile's Silhouette has moved another notch up the scale. With the Chevrolet Venture holding the value high ground and Pontiac's Montana fulfilling duties as the rugged/sporty minivan,...
Snyder's Ad Agency to Combat Smoking
The Boston advertising agency of Washington Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder has been chosen to create a nationwide anti-smoking campaign, using money from last year's $206 billion tobacco settlement. An alliance of nine agencies led by Arnold Communications,...
Softer Campaign-Finance Bill Offered by McCain, Feingold: McConnell Promises to Defeat Measure Again
Two senators yesterday introduced a weakened version of a House-passed bill to regulate campaign spending, and their main Republican nemesis in last year's fight pledged to defeat it again. Unlike its companion measure in the House, the new bill...
Special Teams Try to Put Poor Effort of `98 in the Past
The focus on Matt Turk's dropped snap and the failure to recover an onside kick by Dallas obscured a decent start to the season by Washington's special teams. The Redskins enter Sunday's game at the New York Giants tied with Tennessee for the league...
Terry McAuliffe, First Friend
About that $1.35 million Terry McAuliffe provided to enable Bill and Hillary Clinton to buy a home in a much-moneyed, much-manicured little town outside New York City - the consensus has it that the transaction is distinctly aromatic. After all, a...
The Boss, Raining Redundancies
Sometimes you can get too much of the right thing. District Mayor Anthony A. Williams rightly took lumps months ago for excluding the D.C. Council and others from decision-making and public appearances. Since then he's rarely appeared anywhere...
The Debate over the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Continues
Indeed, "Republican Senate leaders have the august responsibility to ensure that the security of the United States and the effectiveness of its nuclear deterrent is not placed at risk" ("Test ban temptations," Editorial, Sept. 14) through ratification...
The `Floyd Frenzy' Was More Than a Little Overblown
Take one look in the trunk of my car and you would assume that I really took to heart the maxim: "Be prepared." I justify all the "thangs" I lug around just "in case of an emergency" by pronouncing that: "An ounce of prevention is better than a pound...
Traffic Reporter's Job a Rush: Finds Self All over the Roads, Dial
* Washington at Work is a regular feature that focuses on the people behind area businesses and government. Traffic reporter Jerry Edwards braces himself for the metropolitan area's rush hour each weekday morning by hunkering down in a cubicle...
Turner, Miller Have Lead Way Only to Losses
Today's topic shall be leadership - why some people are good at it and some aren't. Specifically, take the cases of Norv Turner and Ray Miller, who might be staging an unwanted race to survive September. Obviously, their employers once thought...
Two Centuries of Educating Girls
A documentary recounting the 200-year history of Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School will air at 5 p.m. Sunday on WETA-TV (Channel 26). Through archived photos, tape footage and interviews with past students, teachers and the current headmaster,...
Vacationers, Residents Cope with Floyd's Fury
Tim Helsel was in paradise. The 41-year-old father of three wanted to get away. He found someone he trusts to watch his pharmacy in Altoona, Pa., and called around to beachfront hotels in Ocean City. "Yes, there are vacancies," the receptionist...
Venezuela's Fling with Absolutism
Venezuela's constitutional assembly flirted with absolutism late last month by dissolving the Venezuelan congress. The decision triggered some unrest. Lawmakers attempted to retake their chambers by climbing over walls while rival factions clashed...
Weather's Mood Swings Whipsaw Residents: `God Has Played a Lot of Funny Jokes on Us'
Weeks of drought have given way this month to days of drenching rains - and the irony of suddenly flipping from water restrictions to flooded streets, drowned gardens and leaky roofs isn't lost on Washington-area residents. "God has played a lot...
When the Chickens Fly Home to Roost
Let's see who we can blame now. Bill Clinton, who cut short his trip to New Zealand only to be cheated out of an opportunity to be photographed feeling somebody's pain in the wake of Hurricane Floyd, imagines he can exploit the tragedy in Fort...
Your Guess as Good as Anyone's about Loan Rates
Wondering where mortgage rates are headed these days, what with all the financial mumbo jumbo flying about? Well, I'm wondering, too. Here's my standard answer to folks who ask me what mortgage interest rates are going to do: "I have absolutely...