Annapolis lawyer nominated as ambassador


Thomas L. Siebert, an Annapolis lawyer who helped raise more than $1 million for President Clinton while he was campaigning, has been nominated to be the next ambassador to Sweden.

U.S. Senate confirmation hearings on Mr. Siebert's and other ambassadorial nominations are scheduled to begin in November, White House spokesman said.

"I was advised by the White House yesterday that I was formally nominated, and I'm honored by the nomination," said Mr. Siebert, a classmate of the president's when the two were students at Georgetown University.

Mr. Siebert, 47, specializes in media and telecommunications law.

He was an active member of the Clinton National Finance Council, spearheading high-profile fund-raisers for the president in the Annapolis area during the campaign.

Approval sought for erosion controls

The Winchester on the Severn Community Association is seeking approval for erosion controls it already has built along the Severn River.

The Army Corps of Engineers is considering the request for after-the-fact approval and requests by the civic group to install additional stone walls to protect the shoreline and beach.

The Corps will accept public comment on the proposal until Oct. 25. For more information, call Rebekah Hicks at 962-6012.

Driver dies after car hits ditch, overturns

A Beltsville man died early yesterday when his car overturned in the 6000 block of Shady Side Road after running into a ditch.

John B. Snook, 39, of the 13000 block of Ingleside Drive in Beltsville, was traveling east on Shady Side Road near Columbia Beach Road shortly after 2 a.m., when his Jeep Grand Wagoneer ran into a ditch. The car struck a gravel driveway and overturned several times.

Anne Arundel County police said Mr. Snook was ejected from the vehicle as it overturned. He was taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

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