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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

**FILE** Gerald Casale (left) and Bob Casale of Devo performs live at the 2010 KROQ Weenie Roast on Saturday June 5, 2010, at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheaer in Irvine, Calif. (Associated Press)

Devo guitarist Bob Casale dead at 61

Devo guitarist Bob Casale died suddenly Monday from health complications that led to heart failure, his brother announced Tuesday. He was 61. Published February 18, 2014

In this Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 photo, a slice of prototype pizza, in development to be used in MRE's — meals ready to eat, sits in a packet next to a smaller packet known as an oxygen scavenger, left, at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Natick, Mass. Pizza is in development to be used in individual field rations known as meal ready to eat, or MREs. It has been one of the most requested options for soldiers craving a slice of normalcy in the battlefield and disaster areas. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Old pizza: Soldiers soon to get MRE pies that can last 3 years

Calling it the holy grail of MREs, researchers at a U.S. military lab in Massachusetts are putting the finishing touches on a recipe for pizza that doesn't require any refrigeration or freezing and can stay good for as long as three years. Published February 17, 2014