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Cardinal resting well after brain surgery

Cardinal William Keeler was in good condition at Johns Hopkins Hospital yesterday, a day after having surgery to remove fluid from his brain, diocesan officials said.

The archdiocese said the 78-year-old cardinal was walking in his room yesterday morning after a restful night. His mobility will be monitored and evaluated before he will be placed on a physical therapy program.

Cardinal Keeler spoke by phone Monday night with Auxiliary Bishop Francis Malooly and was said to be in good spirits.

OCEAN CITY

Man lost in Atlantic was college student

Authorities released the name of the 19-year-old Lanham man who was swept away Sunday afternoon while in the surf.

Lij-Paul Headley, his brother and his cousin became caught in a rip current near 31st Street. Beach Patrol Capt. Butch Arbin said the men did not know how to swim.

A lifeguard rescued the brother and cousin but lost sight of Mr. Headley, who presumably drowned. His body has not been recovered.

Mr. Headley was a student at Morgan State University.

ROCKVILLE

Father, 2 children safe after manhunt

A Germantown man and his two children were found unharmed after a manhunt that began amid fears that he might harm himself and his 8-year-old son and 10-year-old daughter.

Montgomery County police negotiators made telephone contact with Navid Eghterafi, 43, late Monday night as he drove along Interstate 66 in Virginia. They stopped his vehicle early yesterday morning on Interstate 270 in Gaithersburg and took the children into custody.

Mr. Eghterafi picked up the children from their mother”s Olney home on Saturday. Early Monday, police began searching for him after family members told them that he had said he would kill the children and himself.

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