Monday, October 6, 2003

Medals eyed for Cinergy heroes



Two Cinergy service mechanics who rescued a Price Hill man from a burning building are being considered for the Carnegie Foundation Hero Medal.

Richard Carpenter, 33, of Forest Park, and Willie Edwards, 43, of Springfield Township, were remodeling a gas meter when they saw smoke coming from an apartment at 2150 Storrs St. As they rushed toward the building, they met two children, screaming that their father was trapped inside and could not move.

Donald Kornegay, 39, said he was lying on a couch and could not move because he had just had hip surgery.

"My only wish was to get my kids out," Kornegay said. "If I had to die, I didn't want them to die with me."

Carpenter said the heat was starting to melt the window frame as they arrived.

"During all the confusion, our safety training guided us to do the right thing," Carpenter said.

Making a difference

Francene Bryant firmly believes clothes can make a difference in the life of the needy.

She and members of the local chapter of the national sorority Phi Delta Kappa will have a clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Washington Park, Over-the-Rhine.

"We have already collected the clothing," Bryant said.

"We just need people to show up. My basement is full of clothing for kids and adults."

The clothing giveaway is handled by Sigma chapter, working through its children groups, Sigma Zinos, 33 girls, and Sigma Kudos, 11 boys.

Academic all-stars

Dean's lists

These students have been named to spring quarter dean's lists:

Katie Hunter, a junior psychology major with a minor in Spanish, at Wright State University. She was also named to the National Dean's List. The Oak Hills High School graduate is the daughter of Jan and Scott Hunter of Bridgetown.

Timothy Boland, a senior computer science major at the University of Cincinnati. The Williamsburg High School graduate is the son of Dianne and John Boland of Williamsburg.

Ryan Rhoads, a senior business major at the University of Cincinnati. The St. Xavier High School graduate is a Glendale resident.

Bradley Bacher of Delhi Township, a prelaw major at the University of Cincinnati's Raymond Walters College.

William Kladakis, a junior business major at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C. The Indian Hill High School graduate is the son of Theodora and John Kladakis of Indian Hill.

Golden Galaxy Nominees

The winners of the annual Golden Galaxy Awards will be announced Oct. 22. Students are nominated in one of 11 categories based on their talents, and how they use them in their communities. Good Things Happening is profiling all 55 nominees.

• Name: Alyson Ahearn

Age: 18

School: Wyoming High School

Community: Wyoming

Category: Foreign Language

Parents: Richard and Susan Ahearn

Alyson is a National Honor Society student. She is president of the Spanish Club and has initiated projects with Su Casa Hispanic organizations.

• Name Amanda Bauer.

Age: 17

School: Simon Kenton High School

Community: Independence

Category: Foreign Language

Parents: Dwight and Jennifer Bauer

Amanda is a National Honor Society member. She has started a French tutoring program.

• Name: Elizabeth Schrimpf

Age:17

School: Oldenburg Academy

Community: Batesville

Category: Foreign Language

Parents: Bob and Joanne Schrimpf

Elizabeth is studying Spanish and French and is a National Honor Society officer at her school. She has started a tutoring program for Hispanic elementary students.




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