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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 ** A student serves up dessert to classmates during lunch at the People for People Charter School on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Philadelphia food police swap in costly school lunch menu

School officials at one Philadelphia school have joined an "Eatiquette" program to crack down on unhealthy eating, banning processed food and requiring students to partake in a more family-style dining atmosphere. Published February 27, 2013

**FILE** Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat (Associated Press)

Democrats tell Republicans: Take down debt clock

Democrats opposed a Republican-backed move to mount a real-time national debt clock during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Tuesday, according to one media report. Published February 27, 2013

** FILE ** This Dec. 9, 2012, file photo shows an example of plastic bags used by many retailers. (Associated Press)

Texas retailers sue over plastic bag ban

Texas retailers are lashing back at an Austin ordinance that bans the use of plastic bags and have banded together in a lawsuit, claiming the new law poses a health and safety threat. Published February 27, 2013

Secretary of State John Kerry wraps France stop — flub free

Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped his meeting in France with President Francois Hollande just as U.S. officials announced they were nearing a decision about arming rebels in Syria, the nation once controlled by French rulers. Published February 27, 2013

**FILE** JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, head of the largest bank in the United States, testifies on June 13, 2012, before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

JPMorgan Chase cutting 4,000 jobs

JPMorgan Chase is trimming expenses by $1 billion and cutting 1.5 percent of its workforce, company executives announced Tuesday Published February 26, 2013

** FILE ** Sierra Schreiner prepares an iced coffee April 27 at Cafe Madeleine in San Francisco. (Associated Press)

Coffee police call for more regulation of caffeine

Step away from the coffee pot. A professor at two universities in Iceland and Ireland is sounding the alarm on rising caffeine-related death tolls and calling on the United States and other countries to fill the "regulatory vacuum" in this area. Published February 26, 2013

** FILE ** Pope Benedict XVI leaves St. Peter's Basilica on a mobile platform at the end of a Mass at the Vatican on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Pope Benedict XVI says goodbye — to his red shoes

Retiring Pope Benedict XVI gets to keep a couple titles — "Your Holiness Benedict XVI" and "emeritus pope" — and his white cassock. But he's turning in his signature red shoes and going brown. Published February 26, 2013

** FILE ** The reverse side of a $5 gold coin struck at the New Orleans Mint in 1844 is shown.

Nevada recluse's gold fortune to be auctioned for taxes

Carson City, Nev., officials have hit pay dirt. Cleanup crews called to empty the home of recently deceased recluse Walter Samaszko Jr. found a stash of gold — and taxes will eat up half of it. Published February 26, 2013