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Latest Amanda Meyer Stories

2009-03-03 17:15:58

The Florida Highway Patrol said a police officer who rear-ended an empty gasoline tanker had been reading her in-car laptop before the collision. Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Leeper said Jacksonville police officer Amanda Meyer, 29, was driving west on Zoo Parkway in Jacksonville at about 8:30 a.m. Monday when her car rear-ended the truck while it was stopped at a railroad crossing in accordance with state law, the (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union reported Tuesday. Leeper said Meyer...

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2005-08-29 13:20:00

MADISON, Conn. -- A 15-year-old girl with a Web site, a summer of free time and an astronaut for a hero is trying to solve a 3-year-old dispute over one of NASA's earliest space suits. The family of pioneering astronaut Gus Grissom has been trying to get NASA to give them his 1961 Mercury space suit. NASA says the suit is government property and an artifact that should be kept at the Astronaut Hall of Fame in Florida. Enter Amanda Meyer, space enthusiast and co-captain of her school's...