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Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar

Jessica Chasmar is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times, covering topics on culture and politics. Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Jessica graduated from the University of Florida where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's degree in mass communication.

During her time at University of Florida, she worked as an associate editor for The Gainesville Sun and interned at Entercom Communications. In 2011, 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

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

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

Ann Coulter

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

** FILE ** French soldiers patrol around the Louvre museum in Paris, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, after a terror threat. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Pickpockets force Louvre to close its doors

The Louvre was forced to close its doors Wednesday after workers walked off the job, complaining that the world's most-visited museum is plagued with gangs of pickpockets. Published April 10, 2013

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Aristotle Onassis' Greek island sells for $153 million

The Greek island of Skorpios where Aristotle Onassis married Jackie Kennedy has reportedly been sold by his sole surviving heir for $153.1 million to a Russian billionaire, the London Telegraph reports. Published April 10, 2013