James R. Whelan, the founding editor and publisher of The Washington
, the newspaper established in 1982 by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and
his South Korea-based Unification Church, died on Saturday at his home
in Miami. Mr. Whelan was ousted from the newspaper after just two years,
saying it had become what its detractors had always said it was, “a
Moonie newspaper.” He was 79.