Teen Hurt Jumping on Car

A Sterling teenager was airlifted to Washington Hospital Center on Wednesday evening after he apparently jumped onto the hood of a friend's moving vehicle and fell onto the street, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office said.

Witnesses said Steven E. Lawhorn, 19, ran from his home on Briarwood Court near Applegate Drive and jumped onto the hood of a 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Ryan Gansel, 18, of Sterling. Lawhorn remained on the hood for a short time until the vehicle stopped and he tumbled onto the street.

White Gets Professorship

The Virginia Tech board of visitors has named Nathaniel A. White II of Hamilton as the Jean Ellen Shehan professor. White is director of the university's Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg.

He joined the center as assistant director in 1985 and was named the Theodora Ayer Randolph professor of equine surgery in 1987.

White has published more than 140 scientific articles and 35 book chapters, edited four books and lectured around the world on equine gastrointestinal surgery and equine orthopedics.

The Jean Ellen Shehan professorship was established in 1996 through a gift to the Virginia Tech Foundation from Shehan, a lifelong horsewoman who was chairman of the equine medical center's advisory board for many years and is a niece of the center's late namesake.

-- Compiled by LESLIE SHEPHERD