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December 31, 2009

Woman fatally struck by van; pedestrian error cited

A Glen Burnie woman was fatally struck by a van Tuesday night while trying to cross a road in Dundalk, according to Baltimore County police. Audrey Cavanaugh, 73, of the 1700 block of Pleasantville Drive was crossing Wise Avenue near Midway Avenue about 8:52 p.m. when she stepped into the path of a 1995 Chevrolet van, said Cpl. Mike Hill, a police spokesman. Cavanaugh was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the van, Michael Henderson, 58, of the 400 block of Trappe Road in Dundalk, stopped after the collision and remained at the scene, Hill said. Police believe pedestrian error caused the accident, according to Hill.

- Liz F. Kay

JHU president returns to work full-time after surgery

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels will return to work full-time next week after two months of recuperation from surgery to remove a tumor from his abdomen. It was not malignant and Daniels, 50, did not have to undergo follow-up therapy after his October surgery. A seven-hour surgery to remove part of Daniels' pancreas, called a Whipple procedure, was deemed a success at the time, and his recovery took about as long as expected. Daniels, who became the university's 14th president in March, worked part-time in December.

- Childs Walker

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