College student gets six-month sentence for fatal car...


May 30, 2002

College student gets six-month sentence for fatal car accident

A Glen Burnie college student who admitted killing a Northeast High School student in a drunken-driving accident was sentenced yesterday to six months in jail, followed by six months of house arrest.

Jamie Newman, a Salisbury University student who was 20 at the time of the crash, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 percent when the car she was driving crashed head-on into another vehicle June 30. The crash killed 15-year old Christina Fisher of Pasadena and injured Fisher's boyfriend, Seth Engle, then 20, of Stevensville.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Joseph P. Manck also ordered Newman to serve three years of probation, including 100 hours each year of community service connected to campaigns against drunken driving, said Assistant State's Attorney Shelly A. Stickell. Stickell had sought unspecified jail time, and defense lawyer Peter S. O'Neill asked for home detention and probation.

Bay outreach program awards grants to agencies

Three Anne Arundel County nonprofit organizations are among 21 groups in the state to receive grants from the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network program.

Shady Side Rural Heritage Society Inc. received $21,615 to develop a live program and teacher's guide to help students experience the life of a 19th- century Shady Side waterman at the Captain Salem Avery House, Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes announced yesterday.

Remember Inc. was awarded $8,190 to develop a series of short performances about Annapolis' 20th-century maritime heritage at City Dock.

And London Town Foundation Inc. will use its $9,000 grant to create a brochure introducing visitors to the role of ferries and steamboats on the bay in historic London Town.

The gateways program, created in 1998, aims to teach residents and visitors about the bay and its watershed. The program is coordinated by the National Park Service and the Chesapeake Bay Program.

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