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 April 22, 2005

2-Car Garages in Gainesville
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Woodside Communities is building 29 single-family homes on 10,500- to 29,000-square-foot homesites at Dominion Estates in Gainesville, near the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center, several golf...
2 Salons to Foster Shots for Children
Byline: Marguerite Higgins, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two Fairfax County hair salons this month are holding drawings for free haircuts to make customers aware of child immunization. The Cartoon Cuts locations in Fair Oaks Mall and Springfield Mall...
Abusing Teens Get Drugs at Home; Medicine Cabinet New Key Source
Byline: Joyce Howard Price, THE WASHINGTON TIMES American teens wanting to get high have a new source for obtaining drugs - their parents' medicine cabinets. Because of easy accessibility and a feeling of safety over "street drugs," prescription...
'All That' Reunion
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 'All That' reunion Television specials occasionally look at the stars who started out on soap operas, but Nickelodeon recalls a few stars who tasted their first fame on one of its flagship shows. ...
Apology to Canada
Byline: James Morrison, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Apology to Canada Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich this week apologized to Canadian Ambassador Frank McKenna for spreading the myth that some of the September 11 terrorists entered the United States...
A Range of Styles, Prices amid the Greens
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Recreational amenities such as swimming pools and walking trails are expected at planned communities in the Washington area, but a select group of them also includes a special amenity: a golf...
A Sloppy Result for Nationals; Guzman's Error Lets Braves Win in Ninth Inning
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Nationals might have found their ace in a very unexpected place - at the back of the rotation. The Nationals also found out RFK Stadium's infield drains poorly, which may have partially...
Benedict Elected by a Wide Margin; Received as Many as 100 Votes
Byline: John Phillips, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VATICAN CITY - Members of the College of Cardinals, at pains to keep a strict vow of secrecy on the election of the new prelate, nevertheless indicated that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was the overwhelming...
Bill Balances Rights of Tenants, Landlords
Byline: M. Anthony Carr, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In the world of real estate investing, the worst nightmare is the reptilian tenant who slithers into your investment and starts abusing your rights as a landowner by using tenant law against...
Boy Dies Days after Bus Crash; Arlington Second-Grader 'Loved Soccer, Science and Learning'
Byline: Amy Doolittle and Tom Ramstack, THE WASHINGTON TIMES A 7-year-old boy who attended Hoffman-Boston Elementary School died Wednesday night, the second student to succumb to injuries suffered in the accident involving a school bus and a trash...
British Car Show Set Sunday in Alexandria
Byline: Bill O'Brien, THE WASHINGTON TIMES British car show set Sunday in Alexandria The eighth annual "Britain on the Green" show, sponsored by Capital Triumph Register, will be held Sunday in Alexandria. The event, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30...
Browns, 49ers Begin Rebuilding
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES After five Super Bowls and 16 playoff berths in an 18-year span, San Francisco's amazing run came to a crashing halt in 1999 after president Carmen Policy and right-hand man Dwight Clark departed for Cleveland....
Bulletin Board for Terrorists
Byline: Arnaud de Borchgrave, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The 15 intelligence agencies John Negroponte will now oversee employ just under 100,000 people. Most turn their noses up at anything not stamped with a secret classification, preferably "TOP SECRET."...
Bush Scolds Senate about Bolton Delay; Urges 'Politics' Be Cast Aside for U.N. Nominee
Byline: Bill Sammon, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday accused the Senate of playing "politics" by delaying the confirmation of John R. Bolton, an unapologetic conservative, to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. "Sometimes,...
Bush Vows Not to Attack Ideas for Social Security
Byline: James G. Lakely, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush yesterday called for a "civil debate" on Social Security reform, and promised that the White House will work in good faith with Democrats and not use the issue as a political club. ...
Canadian Border Secured
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Arnold Beichman decided to paint a very distorted picture of the U.S.-Canada border in his Monday Commentary column, "North border in disrepair." His cherry-picking of newspaper articles shows just how misinformed, and,...
Changes Sought in Anti-Sodomy Law; Act Still Will Be Crime in Military
Byline: Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Pentagon is asking Congress to change the military's anti-sodomy law so it can be enforced under a "good order and discipline" standard, although the armed services would continue their ban on...
CSN Files Suit against Orioles; Nationals Won't Be on Cable Soon
Byline: Eric Fisher, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Comcast SportsNet (CSN) yesterday sued Major League Baseball and the Baltimore Orioles over their creation of the new Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN), a move that will likely keep the Washington Nationals...
Deficit Will Hurt Housing, Fed Chief Says; Greenspan Asks Congress to Help Prevent Big Interest Rate Rise
Byline: Patrice Hill, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The booming housing market could tumble and record home prices could fall if Congress fails to control the burgeoning budget deficit and prompts a large rise in interest rates, Federal Reserve Chairman...
Developers Plant Seeds of Local Change
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Although the question of whether commercial or residential development should come first is hardly as timeworn as the chicken-vs.-egg enigma, it is a question faced every day by developers,...
Ellington Event Celebrates Genius of Its Namesake
Byline: Denise Barnes, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Music lovers from across the District came to the Duke Ellington Theatre in Northwest yesterday for a matinee concert celebrating one of America's most prolific 20th-century composers. The "Ellington...
Every Day Is Earth Day
Byline: H. Sterling Burnett, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Environmentalists are quick to admonish, "Every Day is Earth Day" - a mild reproach that everyone should daily consider how their actions affect the planet. In fairness, in the United...
Floor Buzzes at Stock Exchange; Eager Traders Seek Profits in Growing Market
Byline: Borzou Daragahi, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BAGHDAD - Though barely older than 30, Ahmad Walid al-Said has become the biggest of the hotshots on the noisy floor of the Iraqi Stock Exchange. As head broker at al-Fawz Co., one of the country's...
Four Bedrooms in Mount Airy
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lennar is building 36 duplex-style homes at Ridgeville Heights in Mount Airy, close to golf courses, several malls, antiques shops, ball fields, skate parks, tennis courts and the Health Unlimited...
Fuss-Free Avalon Is Made More So
Byline: Frank Aukofer, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Toyota's Avalon is a gray eminence. Like a trusted mentor, it lurks quietly in the background, never seeking the limelight, but always ready to serve. There's nothing flashy, merely a steady,...
'Game' Plays with Underdog Heart; Soccer Team a Surprise at World Cup
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "The Game of Their Lives," which alludes to a World Cup soccer game in 1950, concludes an agreeably hokey sports trilogy about gallant underdogs from the team of director David Anspaugh and screenwriter...
Grieving Children Need Honesty and Openness
Byline: Adrienne T. Washington, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "All loss is hard, but the loss of a child is the hardest," says Dawn Higgins, a psychotherapist specializing in grief education and counseling, particularly for children. "We all believe it's...
GTO Coupe Proves Pontiac Still Builds Excitement
Byline: Tom Keane, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES In 1964, the car that created Pontiac's reputation for excitement was the GTO coupe. Now Pontiac has a new version and the 2005 GTO is much more exciting. The fun and excitement of the 2005 GTO...
Guesses Surround NFL Draft; Even Top Pick Still Uncertain
Byline: David Elfin, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Two days before the NFL Draft, the only sure thing is that there is no sure thing. The San Francisco 49ers have the first pick and their choice of quarterbacks: Utah's smart and athletic Alex Smith or...
Hamas Playing Tricks? West Engaged in a Deadly Game
Byline: Diana West, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Something's in the air - and it's not the prattle of baby birds. Some listen to the chatter and hear dialogue and say it's swell. I think it sounds like a new language of capitulation. It surfaced in a...
Hispanics Wooed; Sears Introduces Latina Life Line
Byline: Melissa Brosk, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Sears, which has posted declining apparel sales for the past four years, is trying to grab a share of the growing Hispanic market with the introduction of clothing aimed at Hispanic women. Latina Life,...
House OKs Energy Bill with Refuge Drilling; GOP Calls Legislation Long Overdue
Byline: Brian DeBose, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The House yesterday passed a bill to reshape the country's production and consumption of energy, by opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling and increasing the amount of renewable...
Hoyas Mum on Ewing Jr
Byline: Barker Davis, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Georgetown's athletic department yesterday refused to confirm that Patrick Ewing Jr. was transferring from Indiana to his father's alma mater. The elder Ewing told KRIV-TV in Houston on Wednesday his...
Humor and Horror of the 'Hustle'; Mayhem in Pig Sty Alley
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "Kung Fu Hustle" shows us what would happen if Bugs Bunny ever met Jackie Chan. "Hustle," from the bottomless imagination of Stephen Chow ("Shaolin Soccer"), melds the traditional Asian action movie...
'Interpreter' Gets Lost in Translation; Kidman, Penn Simmer in Uncovering U.N. Plot
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Purely as a political assassination thriller, Sydney Pollack's "The Interpreter" has too many nuts and bolts. Its foundational plot point - a U.N. translator overhears cryptic talk about a conspiracy to...
Jordan: Wizards Are Underdogs
Byline: John N. Mitchell, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It is hard to tell if Washington Wizards coach Eddie Jordan likes the role of underdog. What isn't up for debate, according to the coach, is who will be favored when the Wizards play the Chicago Bulls...
Just Plain Bill
Byline: Jennifer Harper, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Just plain Bill There's another Bill in Hil's life: William Brenner, a lawyer in Sullivan County, N.Y., is now the Republican opponent to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat. The fact...
Last Flight from Saigon Relived after 30 Years; Pan Am Crew, Orphans Reunite This Weekend
Byline: Stephanie Mansfield, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The memories are still vivid: a steaming bus ride through the humid morning, the acrid odor of jet fuel, the clouds of smoke from distant gunfire, getting closer. Then about 450 people boarded the...
Latest-Generation A6 Proves Audi Overachieves
Byline: Russ Heaps, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES During the past couple of decades, Audi has conditioned us to expect a lot from its sedans. It has become an automotive overachiever that boldly does battle with German luxury giants BMW and Mercedes-Benz...
Lenny's Love-In at DAR; Kravitz's Musical Magnetism
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Lenny Kravitz fashions himself a "minister of rock 'n' roll," as he christened himself on his last album. A better title, based on Wednesday's DAR Constitution Hall concert, would be the "high priest...
'Little Shop' Leaves a Good Taste; Musical Comedy Blossoms at Hippodrome through May 1
Byline: Jayne Blanchard, THE WASHINGTON TIMES What's green and sings? It's Audrey II, the carnivorous houseplant and people-gobbling star of the kitschy doo-wop musical, "Little Shop of Horrors," currently blooming with all of its tongue-in-cheek...
MIND-BENDING; Spoonbenders, Science, Showbiz and Charlatans
Byline: Scott Galupo, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Could it be that they're not all charlatans - the Uri Gellers, the Amazing Kreskins, the "spoonbenders," paranormalists and mentalists? A 2004 movie still hot on the cult-house circuit and video-store...
Mystics Hire Adubato; Will Be Team's Eighth Coach in Eight Years
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Washington Mystics hired Richie Adubato to take over as the team's coach a week after Michael Adams resigned. Adubato, who spent 5 1/2 seasons with the New York Liberty, becomes the eighth coach in the Mystics'...
Not a Lot to 'Love' despite Charm of Stars; Peet, Kutcher Annoying in Occasional Romance
Byline: Christian Toto, THE WASHINGTON TIMES It would be a snap to blame the sparkless "A Lot Like Love" on its dippy stars, Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet. But any romance in which the leads stick objects in their noses, show each other their...
Orioles Surviving New Neighbors; Baltimore Still Drawing Well at Camden Yards
Byline: Thom Loverro, THE WASHINGTON TIMES BALTIMORE - The Washington Nationals finished their first homestand of the season yesterday afternoon, and Camden Yards was still standing last night. The ballpark had not become a tomb. There were no...
Pantano's Accuser
Byline: Bill Gertz and Rowan Scarborough, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Pantano's accuser We have obtained a sworn statement from a Marine corporal who cast doubt on the truthfulness of 2nd Lt. Ilario Pantano's chief accuser. As we have reported, the...
Parkside: Affordable Alexandria Convenience
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Charles E. Smith and the Dunton family developed the Jamestown Village apartments in Alexandria in the 1960s. It was an innovative community with two-level town-house-style homes with one and...
Passing the Chemical-Security Buck
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES The nation's cities may soon be going NIMBY - "not in my backyard" - on rail-transported chemicals. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan declined to block a D.C. law which, citing terrorist vulnerabilities,...
Pelosi Pressed for Trip Records
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES House Republicans yesterday called on Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to provide documentation to prove that a Washington lobbyist firm did not pay for a trip she and other Democrats took to Puerto Rico in...
Points Add Up to Bad Deal on ARM
Byline: Henry Savage, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Q: We are considering refinancing our $275,000 home loan to a 3/1 adjustable-rate mortgage at 4.25 percent. The annual percentage rate is 4.60 percent. We would be paying 2.5 points and...
Police Seek Student Last Seen in Nightclub
Byline: Jon Ward, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Metropolitan Police are searching for a 22-year-old University of Maryland student who vanished from a D.C. nightclub early Saturday. Authorities yesterday subpoenaed the cell phone records of Arvin Sharma...
Revolutionary '80S; Reagan Credited with Sowing a Decade of Hope
Byline: Amy Doolittle, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Less than a year after Ronald Reagan's death, new books about the 40th president are pouring forth from publishers, examining Mr. Reagan's effect on history and culture. A consensus seems to be emerging...
Rice Clashes with Russian over Future of Belarus
Byline: Nicholas Kralev, THE WASHINGTON TIMES VILNIUS, Lithuania - The United States and its NATO allies ventured into the former Soviet Union yesterday, where Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice clashed with her Russian counterpart at the close...
Robinson Benches Struggling Church
Byline: Ken Wright, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Manager Frank Robinson inserted Terrmel Sledge into left, moved Brad Wilkerson to center, and benched slumping center fielder Ryan Church yesterday in the Washington Nationals' 2-1 loss to Atlanta at RFK...
Sales Dip 7 Percent in March
Byline: Chris Sicks, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Some of the most popular markets in the D.C. metropolitan region are Prince George's County and the Northern Virginia areas of Arlington, Alexandria and Fairfax. Surprisingly, however, sales dropped...
School Board to Await Audit; Discusses FBI Hornsby Probe
Byline: Robert Redding Jr.and Gary Emerling, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Prince George's County school board is discussing the ongoing FBI probe of public schools Chief Executive Officer Andre J. Hornsby but will wait for the findings of an internal...
Senate Panel Approves Two Judicial Nominees; Frist Eyes 'Nuclear Option' to Force Votes
Byline: Charles Hurt, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday approved two of President Bush's federal court nominees who were filibustered in the last Congress. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, commended...
Senate Votes to Fund Iraq, Afghanistan Operations; Chamber Rejects Limited Amnesty for Illegal Immigrant Farmworkers
Byline: Stephen Dinan, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Senate passed an $81 billion bill yesterday to fund ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, after a weeklong fight over immigration policy in which senators turned back a limited amnesty...
Smoltz Can't Win despite Pitching Well
Byline: Dick Heller, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., has a spot reserved for John Smoltz, but he might be temped to trade it for one lonesome victory. The 37-year-old Atlanta right-hander made his third straight...
Sportage Back with Vengeance
Byline: Ron Moorhead, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Evidence of the Kia/Hyundai partnership is not easy to see in the new Kia Sportage, but it is there nonetheless. Trust me, because as soon as you drive this new sport utility, you will understand...
Stacie S. Turner
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Company: Long & Foster Real Estate Inc. Address: Friendship Heights office, 5101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016 Phone: 202/364-5200 (office); 202/243-2952 (direct) Fax: 202/723-8675 E-mail: Stacie.turner@longandfoster.com...
The Papal Trail
Byline: John E. Carey, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES The new Roman Catholic Pope, Benedict XVI, the former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, has written and spoken extensively against many modern ideas and beliefs dear to some Americans. ...
The Rap on Gangsta Rap; A Lesson or Two on Hip-Hop and Wall Street
Byline: Deborah Simmons, THE WASHINGTON TIMES hip-hop: a form of popular music that originated among inner-city African-American youths in the 1980s, drawing from rap, funk, street sounds, and fragments of melody and rhythm borrowed from previously...
The Really Friendly Skies of Pan Am
Byline: Wesley Pruden, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Once upon a time, before the airplane replaced the streetcar as the way to haul cattle from here to there, the American airliner was the ultimate in extravagant luxury and romance above the clouds. ...
The Sex-Education War Continues
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Contrary to Robert Rector's Tuesday Commentary column, "The war against abstinence," the danger facing American teenagers today is not a "war against abstinence." It is a war against medically accurate sex education....
The Yucca Mountain Scandal; Fear-Mongering Delays Use of Storage Facility
Byline: Joshua Gilder, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Ronald Reagan may have gotten it wrong. The closest thing to eternal life in Washington is not a government program. It's e-mail. Once again, e-mails surfacing from the past have erupted...
Trade Pick Would Take Harder Line on China
Byline: Jeffrey Sparshott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES President Bush's nominee for the country's top trade post said yesterday that he would take a "tougher approach" with China, responding to growing concerns that the Asian nation is violating international...
Traditionalists, Gays Pan Connecticut Civil Unions
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Traditional values groups yesterday denounced Connecticut's new civil union law while homosexual rights groups pledged to continue their quest for full "marriage" rights. On Wednesday, Connecticut...
'Turtles' Poetic and Stirring; Fable Portrays Kurdish Children Scarred by Horrors of War
Byline: Gary Arnold, THE WASHINGTON TIMES In a few short years, filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi has acquired cinematic title to the remote, mountainous and war-ravaged terrain of his native Kurdistan with a series of haunted, semi-documentary fables -...
Two Guys Can Really Throw a Gala at KenCen
Byline: Ann Geracimos and Kevin Chaffee, THE WASHINGTON TIMES "I told him, 'I'll do it if you'll do it,' " was Jim Kimsey's explanation of how he persuaded Joe Robert to co-chair Sunday's Spring Gala at the Kennedy Center. The feat even surprised...
Updated '50S House in NW Says Welcome
Byline: Michele Lerner, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES City amenities and a quiet village atmosphere represent the best of both worlds for many home buyers, but this combination can be hard to locate. In the Berkley neighborhood of Northwest...
U.S.-Russian Breakthrough? Joint Military Operations Could Improve Trust
Byline: Harlan Ullman and Sergei Rogov, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Despite a productive meeting earlier this year between President Bush and President Vladimir Putin in Bratislava, Russian-American relations are far from healthy. Indeed, negative...
Vandals Target Parking Meters; 6,900 Broken in March Alone
Byline: Arlo Wagner, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Vandals are more frequently attacking parking meters in the District, where parking fines range from $25 to $100. "We have not been able to determine why the increase," said Douglas Noble, chief traffic...
WHAT A LONG, STRANGE TRIP IT'S BEEN; Wizards Purge the Bad Karma of Yesteryear
Byline: Tom Knott, THE WASHINGTON TIMES The Wizards have pushed through a generation's worth of dark history this season. The Wizards of Gilbert Arenas, Larry Hughes and Antawn Jamison can't possibly appreciate the impact of their accomplishment,...
What's Not to like about a 1966 Ford? Nothing
Byline: Vern Parker, THE WASHINGTON TIMES Almost 40 years ago, in the autumn of 1965, Jeff Bridges saw his first 1966 Ford Galaxie 500 two-door hardtop with a fastback roofline and square taillights. He was instantly smitten. "I liked everything...
Who Is Benedict XVI?
Byline: THE WASHINGTON TIMES Since his election as the 265th Roman pontiff on Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI has been labeled a "transition pope" by the media. Because he is the oldest pope chosen since the 18th century, it has been reported that Benedict...
Who's Your Dada? Baby Happy Hour at Wonderland
Byline: Stefan Sullivan, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES Walk into Wonderland, a corner bar at 11th and Kenyon streets Northwest, around 5 on a Wednesday, and you might find bike couriers nursing a cold one, dreadlocked hipsters taking time in stride,...