Digest

June 26, 2007

Worcester County

: Assateaugue

Body in surf could be Morgan student

The body of a young man recovered in the surf off Assateague Island National Park might be that of Lij-Paul Headley, a 19-year-old Morgan State University student who apparently drowned in Ocean City on June 17, police said yesterday.

Pfc. Barry Neeb, an Ocean City police spokesman, said his department was notified by U.S. park rangers that the body had been recovered about five miles south of the ranger station. It was that of a young black man, Neeb said.

Headley, of Lanham, was swept away by a rip current while in the ocean along a crowded beach between 31st and 32nd streets. His brother and cousin also became caught in the rapidly moving current. They were in shallow water 75 yards from shore.

Neeb said the body has been taken to the medical examiner's office in Baltimore for an autopsy.

Baltimore

: Johns Hopkins

Woman named president of board

For the first time, a woman has been selected to chair the Johns Hopkins University board of trustees, officials announced yesterday.

Pamela P. Flaherty, 62, president and chief executive officer of the Citigroup Foundation, will replace Legg Mason CEO Raymond A. "Chip" Mason as the 15th head of the 131-year-old private university's governing board.

At a time when "the university is making a solid commitment to achieving diversity ... it is an added bonus that Pam is a woman," said Hopkins President William R. Brody in a statement.

Gadi Dechter

East side

Two pit bulls attack woman on the street

A 53-year-old East Baltimore woman was bitten over 90 percent of her body by two pit bull dogs as she walked near her home yesterday, police said.

One of the dogs was shot and killed by a special police officer who witnessed the attack.

The second dog and two others were taken from their owner's home in the 1000 block of N. Caroline St. and quarantined at the city's animal shelter.

Charges were pending against the owner, a teenage boy, police said.

Ruby Pulley of the 1000 block of Billie Holiday Court was walking in the 1500 block of Ward Court about 3:30 p.m. when she was attacked by two dogs, said Agent Donny Moses, a police spokesman.

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