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Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl K. Chumley

Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times' digital aggregation product, Times247. She's also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Cheryl K. Chumley

** FILE ** The world headquarters of General Motors Co. in Detroit are pictured in 2009. (Associated Press)

GM pulls ad with 'ching, ching, chop suey' lyrics

General Motors announced it will pull a television commercial for its Chevrolet Trax after complaints that its background music promoted Asian stereotypes.General Motors announced it will pull a television commercial for its Chevrolet Trax after complaints that its background music promoted Asian stereotypes. Published May 2, 2013

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Feds spend $4 million for food stamps at farmers markets

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded its food stamp program to farmers markets around the nation, announcing a $4 million grant plan to entice recipients to buy fruits and vegetables. Published May 2, 2013

** FILE ** Mint chocolate chip ice cream cones will please people of every age.

Ice cream wars: Sno Cone Joe arrested for stalking Mr. Ding-A-Ling

Ahh, the sounds of summer. When Mr. Ding-A-Ling dared to drive his ice cream truck into the New York neighborhood of Gloversville, Sno Cone Joe's response was immediate, and brusque, the San Francisco Chronicle reported: "You don't have a chance! This is my town!" Published May 2, 2013

Media scrub face-first fall from horse by Turkmenistan president

Call it the fall that never happened. When Turkmenistan President Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov fell face-first from his horse and hit the dirt hard during an elite race attended by thousands, media turned a blind eye — and camera, and pen. The nation's press doesn't have any account of it occurring. Published May 1, 2013

**FILE** AIDS Healthcare Foundation condoms during a Valentine's Day press conference to introduce a statewide law requiring condom use by adult film performers on Feb. 14, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Associated Press/AIDS Healthcare Foundation)

Tax dollars at work: Calif. kids get free condoms by mail

Children as young as 12 in California are able to get free condoms delivered to their doors by simply clicking a computer mouse — and the initiative is reportedly funded partly by federal tax dollars. Published May 1, 2013