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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** Jim Messina (Associated Press)

Obama's grassroots group has Soros, big business written all over it

President Obama's supposed grassroots group, Organizing for America, is actually anything but, as invitations for the group's private unveiling event last week revealed its ties to big business, big political donors, and even wealthy philanthropist George Soros. Published January 25, 2013

This image from June 6, 2008, provided by General Motors shows an illustration of all-around collision warning in a driverless vehicle. The possibility of driverless cars are leaving a growing number of technologists and economists to wonder what happens to the millions of people who make a living driving cars and trucks. (Associated Press)

Driverless cars move to realm of reality

Hollywood fantasy, meet realm of reality. Driverless cars — like the ones featured in the television show "Knight Rider" or movie "I, Robot" — are actually coming to American highways. Published January 25, 2013

Ingmar Guandique

Court holds secret hearings on Chandra Levy murder case

A judge has been holding secret hearings on the May 2001 murder of congressional intern Chandra Levy, a surprising move that casts doubt on the conviction and imprisonment of El Salvador illegal immigrant Ingmar Guandique. Published January 25, 2013

** FILE ** Dumbo takes youngsters for a ride in Walt Disney World's Fantasyland area. (Associated Press)

Disney 'MagicBands' raise privacy concerns

Mickey Mouse goes Big Brother? Disney CEO Robert Iger is defending a new plan to monitor theme park visitors with "MagicBands" — bracelets containing tracking technology. Published January 25, 2013

**FILE** Rachel Del Guidici, 18, of Shreve, Ohio, and others demonstrate June 28, 2012, against President Obama's health care law outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (Associated Press)

'Obamacare' survival guide surges on best-seller list

A new guide that reveals how readers might survive President Obama's health-care reform — its costs, as well as its medical care cuts — has surged on Barnes & Noble's best-seller books list to No. 4, with more than 100,000 copies sold. Published January 25, 2013

** FILE ** Family members and friends in Norfolk, Va., welcome home the USS Enterprise after its 25th and final deployment, along with the 5,500 sailors and Marines who spent nearly eight months at sea. The Enterprise is the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. (Associated Press)

Navy cracking down on drunk sailors

Apparently, drunken sailors are causing such problems that the U.S. Navy has announced random alcohol testing, starting next month. Published January 24, 2013

George Soros (Associated Press)

Soros: End costly drug war by 'trial and error'

George Soros said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that the West ought to end its war against drugs because jailing violators would save money. The investor said that policymakers should accomplish this through "trial and error." Published January 24, 2013

** FILE ** Female soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division train on a firing range while testing new body armor in Fort Campbell, Ky., in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan, Sept. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

CHUMLEY: Casting a shadow of doubt on female fighters

In February 1991, for economic reasons, I joined the U.S. Army for an eight-year term of service (two years plus training time on active duty; the remainder on inactive status) as a 63H — track vehicle repairer. In August 1993, I wrapped my active-duty service to the U.S. Army with an honorable discharge from Fort Stewart, Ga. A few years later, I wrote an opinion piece for a local Georgia newspaper titled, "Why Most G.I. Janes Should Go Home." Published January 24, 2013

**FILE** In this photo provided Jan. 14, 2013, by Harpo Studios Inc., talk show host Oprah Winfrey (right) interviews Lance Armstrong during taping for the show "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive" in Austin, Texas. (Associated Press/Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc.)

Buyers of Armstrong's biography sue over doping lies

Lance Armstrong's legal troubles are far from over. The latest to seek legal redress for his doping lies are readers who purchased his biography, only to later learn his words of inspiration were fabrications. Published January 24, 2013