Texas widow, sailboat's maker reach settlement

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The maker of a Texas A&M university
racing boat that capsized in 2008 has reached a settlement with
crew member Roger Stone's widow.
Cape Fear Yacht Works has agreed to pay Linda Stone and her two
children $375,000 in the next three years, according to a Saturday
story in the Galveston County Daily News.
The Cynthia Woods sailboat capsized when its keel and a portion
of the hull surrounding it broke off during a race in the Gulf of
Mexico.
Safety officer Roger Stone was trapped below deck and drowned
after pushing two student sailors to safety.
Money from the settlement will help pay college costs for
Stone's children, Eric, 16, and Elizabeth, 13, documents state.
Cape Fear Yacht Works is owned by Kent Mitchell, the son of
development tycoon George Mitchell.


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