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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

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

**FILE** Washington Wizards center Jason Collins (right) battles for a rebound against Chicago Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich during the first half of the Bulls' 95-92 win in Chicago on April 17, 2013. (Associated Press)

Gay sports hall of fame taking nominations

The nonprofit National Gay & Lesbian Sports Hall of Fame has opened the door to nominations and beginning this summer will take names of those who have "stood up to stereotypes" and supported gay athletes. Published May 1, 2013