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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar 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 can be reached at

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

** FILE ** Family members view the names of their relatives etched into the 9/11 Memorial during the commemoration of the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. (AP Photo/John Moore, Pool)

9/11 families outraged over memorial fee

Families of Sept. 11 victims are outraged after the 9/11 Memorial Foundation went back on its word not to charge a $2 fee for advance reservations made online or by phone. Published April 14, 2013

Linus (center) plays with Charlie Brown and Lucy in a new animated "webisode" series. E.W. Scripps Co. said Tuesday that it will sell the unit that owns the licensing rights to Snoopy and the rest of the "Peanuts" gang for $175 million to Joe Boxer owner Iconix Brand Group Inc. (Warner Bros. via Associated Press)

Good grief: Voice of Charlie Brown pleads guilty to stalking

The man who voiced the original Charlie Brown character in the classic "Peanuts" cartoon pled guilty Wednesday to threatening and stalking both his ex-girlfriend and a plastic surgeon who gave her a breast enhancement he paid for. Published April 11, 2013

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Meghan McCain goes on Twitter rant against Ann Coulter

A feud between conservative columnist Ann Coulter and John McCain's politically vocal daughter, Meghan McCain, has heated up recently after Ms. Coulter joked in her latest column about the young pundit being killed by firearms. Published April 11, 2013

New York City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, accompanied by Linda Gibbs, the deputy mayor for health and human services, discusses at New York's City Hall on Thursday, May 31, 2012, the proposal by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg for a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks in the city's restaurants, delis and movie theaters. (Associated Press)

Study: Limiting soda size causes people to buy more

A recent study by a group of researchers at the University of California at San Diego may blow a hole right through New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's theory on soda contributing to obesity. Published April 11, 2013