Digest

April 03, 2008

Academy dean gets Defense nomination

The first female commandant of midshipmen at the Naval Academy has been nominated for a promotion, meaning that she could be leaving Annapolis.

Capt. Margaret D. Klein, commandant since 2006, has been nominated by the Department of Defense to become a rear admiral. The promotion would require confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Klein graduated from the academy in 1981 and was a member of the second class of midshipmen to include women.

The post of commandant of the 4,000 midshipmen at the academy is equivalent to that of dean of students at a civilian school.

Associated Press

Baltimore

: Camden Yards

Food Bank donors to get free breakfast

People who donate canned goods or money to the Maryland Food Bank today at the Camden Yards light rail stop in downtown Baltimore will receive a free breakfast from Dunkin' Donuts.

The campaign is being held from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the station at Howard and Pratt streets.

Participants will get a free breakfast sandwich, hash browns and coffee from a doughnut shop van.

People can donate canned meat, peanut butter, nuts, seeds, breads, cereals, rice, pasta, fruits, vegetables, powdered milk, baby formula, diapers, toilet paper and plastic plates and cups.

Howard County

: Fraud

Residents warned about refund e-mail

Howard County warns residents to be on the lookout for bogus e-mail that claims recipients are owed tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service.

Several county employees received the e-mail, according to a news release from County Executive Ken Ulman. The e-mail instructs recipients to call an Arizona phone number and enter their Social Security numbers and credit card information.

Those who receive the e-mail are asked to forward it to the IRS at phishing@irs.gov.

Tyeesha Dixon

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