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10/04/93

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Memorial for Amy Biehl, graduate killed in South Africa, set for Oct. 7

STANFORD -- A public memorial service for Stanford graduate Amy Biehl, who was killed in South Africa Aug. 25, will be held in Memorial Church at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7.

Biehl, a 1989 graduate in international relations, was just finishing a Fulbright fellowship at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa when she was attacked by a crowd and stabbed to death in Guguletu township. Six suspects, members of the Pan Africanist Student Organization, have been arrested in connection with her death.

Biehl's parents, Linda and Peter Biehl of Newport Beach, will attend the Stanford service, which was organized by Biehl's former classmates, professors and others who knew her at Stanford.

The Biehls have established a scholarship and fellowship fund in Amy's memory, that will provide funds for Stanford students to work on educational, social or cultural projects related to South African democratization, and scholarship assistance for a student from the University of the Western Cape to come to Stanford. Contributions to the fund may be sent to the Amy Biehl Fund, Stanford University Office of Development, 301 Encina Hall, Stanford, CA 94305

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