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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 jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

Articles by Jessica Chasmar

Donald Salvesen, who watched a marriage proposal rejection in front of a stadium of people at a minor league baseball game in New Britain, Conn., tweeted, "At the #rockcats game and we witnessed a rejected, on field marriage proposal. The crowd gasped, the players were laughing as the girl ran off humiliated. Very bizarre moment." The proposal was later revealed to be a hoax by the team. (YouTube)

A different kind of strikeout: Beau rebuffed during ballpark proposal

David was hoping for a storybook romance when he planned to propose to his girlfriend Jessica at a New Britain Rock Cats minor league game in Connecticut last week. But instead he got a big fat rejection that will probably scar him for the rest of his life. Published August 6, 2013

This undated image, released by utility company Thames Water company, shows part of a 15-ton lump of fat and other debris coagulated inside a main London city sewer, which they have spent many days clearing from the drain, the company announced on Aug. 6, 2013. (Associated Press)

'Fatberg': 15-ton ball of lard extracted from London sewer

Britain's biggest-ever "fatberg" — a 15-ton ball of congealed lard — was extracted from a London sewer after a 10-day operation following complaints from residents that their toilets were backing up. Published August 6, 2013

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Oprah Winfrey: Trayvon Martin 'same thing' as Emmett Till lynching

While promoting her new movie "The Butler," Oprah Winfrey told The Grio that the death of Trayvon Martin was the “same thing” as the lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till for allegedly flirting with a white woman in 1955, National Review Online first reported. Published August 5, 2013