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Arundel Digest

May 21, 2002

Police make 34 drug arrests at bay blues festival

More than 30 people were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana at the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival during the weekend at Sandy Point State Park, authorities said.

Anne Arundel County police, Maryland Natural Resources police and park rangers conducted the two-day operation at the festival. Those arrested range in age from 17 to 54, according to police reports. Nineteen of the 34 charged were from Maryland, according to police reports.

Woman being treated after stabbing in Severn

A Baltimore woman was being treated at a local hospital yesterday after being stabbed by her husband in Severn, authorities said.

Jeanette Fletcher, 43, of the 900 block of Washington Blvd. was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center about 4:30 a.m. Sunday with multiple stab wounds in her upper body, Anne Arundel County police said. Fletcher, who was conscious when officers found her at a relative's home in the 8500 block of Pioneer Drive, told investigators that her husband had attacked her, police said.

Nicholas H. Fletcher Jr., 32, who was arrested nearby, was charged with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault, police said.

Health Dept. to start water-quality hot line

The Anne Arundel County Health Department will begin operating a 24-hour water-quality hot line Friday.

The line will be updated with results of weekly water samples at area creeks, county officials said. Water-quality information also will be available on the department's Web site, www.aa health.org, through Labor Day.

The county routinely tests 78 areas in the county for the presence of potentially harmful bacteria.

The hot line number is 410- 222-7999.

2 Arundel arts groups win technology grants

The Maryland State Arts Council and Lockheed Martin Corp. have awarded technology grants to two Anne Arundel County arts groups.

The Fiddle Puppet Dancers, a percussion dance ensemble, was awarded $5,000. Kunta Kinte Celebrations Inc. was awarded $1,699. The money is to be used for buying computer hardware that will further the goals of the organizations.

Statewide, 28 arts organizations were awarded a total of $100,000.

Public comment welcome at budget hearing tonight

The public will have the opportunity to comment on amendments to Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer's proposed budget for fiscal year 2003 when the city council meets tonight.

Also up for public hearing are a discussion of a constant-yield tax rate, the city's 2003 fee schedule and a proposed ordinance on motorcycle parking laws. The council is expected to vote on revisions to the city's storm water management laws.

The City Council will meet at 7 p.m. in council chambers in City Hall on Duke of Gloucester Street.

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