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June 5, 2004

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Trial ordered for trucker involved in fatal wreck

The trucker charged with killing a Baker University freshman April 13 in a wreck near Baldwin tested positive for cocaine after the crash, police testified Friday at a preliminary hearing.

Jim George, the attorney for Yan R. McHenry, 47, Dallas, argued that the urine test administered to McHenry by Kansas Highway Patrol troopers didn't show the amount of cocaine in McHenry's system or the level of impairment.

Still, at the end of the hearing, District Court Judge Robert Fairchild found there was probable cause to try McHenry on felony charges of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated battery. McHenry pleaded not guilty, and Fairchild scheduled a trial for Aug. 25.

McHenry is charged with causing a rear-end wreck on U.S. Highway 56 east of Baldwin that killed 19-year-old Shawn Trager and injured three others.

McHenry remains in the Douglas County Jail with bond set at $150,000.

Arts and sciences

Former KU dean elected to prestigious academy

Cambridge, Mass. -- A former Kansas University dean is one of 178 new fellows elected to the membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Frances D. Horowitz, former dean of the Graduate School at KU who now is president of the Graduate School and University Center at City University of New York, is among this year's class of inductees in the nation's oldest learned society. The 202 men and women are world-renowned leaders in scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs.

Past fellows have included George Washington, Ben Franklin, Daniel Webster, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill.

Gasoline prices

Pump Patrol seeks deals

The Journal-World has found gasoline prices as low as $1.94 a gallon at Presto Phillips 66, 602 W. Ninth St.; Jayhawk Food Mart, 701 W. Ninth St.; and Shamrock, 501 W. Ninth St. If you find a lower price, please call the Pump Patrol at 832-7154.

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