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December 28, 1991 | CARLOS V. LOZANO
Simi Valley school officials said they will provide counseling for students who have difficulty coping with the deaths of two classmates in a recent car accident. Lowell Goddard, 10, a fourth-grade student at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, and Summer Schyvynck, 14, a ninth-grader at Hillside Junior High, were killed in an auto accident Sunday night near Bishop.
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August 19, 1985 | From Times Wire Services
Soviet troops and East German police shot and killed a bereaved Soviet soldier who abandoned his unit and tried to go home after learning that his brother had been killed in action in Afghanistan, a West Berlin newspaper reported Sunday. The soldier was shot more than 80 times when a taxi he had commandeered ran into a roadblock, the daily Berliner Morgenpost said, quoting reports of travelers returning from East Germany.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 5, 2004 | Mitchell Landsberg
BY the time he got to King/Drew, Oluchi McDonald was in such unbearable pain that a nurse described it as 10 on a 10-point scale. It had begun that morning, March 12, 2003, when he awoke with a stomachache unlike anything he had ever felt, says his roommate, Ben Kutsko. The two young men, childhood friends from Boulder, Colo., shared an apartment near Los Angeles City College and had spent the night before as they often did, hanging out and watching old movies.
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August 13, 2012 | Martha Groves, Los Angeles Times
The accident that claimed 13-year-old Julia Cukier Siegler happened fast, and it replays on an infinite loop in her mother's mind. "Julia was pressing the button, waiting," said Jody Cukier Siegler. "I could see her blond hair dancing between the branches of the eucalyptus tree. The bus driver motioned. I see the blond hair leave the branches. The bus goes through the light, and I hear Julia being hit. " About 7:20 a.m. on Feb. 26, 2010, the Harvard-Westlake Middle School eighth-grader stepped into the crosswalk on Sunset Boulevard at Cliffwood Avenue, against a red light, to catch her eastbound school bus. The side mirror of a passing SUV clipped her, spinning her to the ground.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 1989 | DAVID REYES, Times Staff Writer
Enough donations have been received by the bereaved family of Omar Jimenez, an 8-year-old Santa Ana boy who died tragically trying to enter his home through a window, to pay for the $3,000 in funeral expenses. "We want to thank the people who contributed. We want to tell them we love them," Omar's mother, Maria Elena Jimenez, said Tuesday. Omar died last Wednesday in a freak accident when he was crushed by a falling window at the couple's Santa Ana home.
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August 9, 1986 | Associated Press
When death strikes in a Jewish family, the traditional mourning follows a somber pattern--no work, no entertaining, garments torn, praying thrice daily, and unrestrained tears. For seven days, the bereaved remain at home, always with a light burning, symbolizing the inextinguishable soul. The mourners wear slippers, and sit on a low stool or other low place, signs of deprivation. "Extolled and hallowed be the name of God. . . .
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December 20, 1991 | DONNA LARCEN, THE HARTFORD COURANT
The husband of a close friend dies. You want to send your condolences. You check the cards at the local drugstore, but nothing seems right. Too flowery. Too religious. Too formal. So you sit down with pen and paper and start to write. You are gripped with an overwhelming feeling of helplessness. Everything you start to say seems awkward or cliched or inadequate. You want to be warm and supportive. You want to express your sympathy. You want to say just the right thing. You have writer's block.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1986 | BOB POOL, Times Staff Writer
For the 26th time, Elinor Peterson placed a bright red Christmas plant on the grave of a friend last week. It's an annual ritual for an unusual friend--Bridget, a pet Scottish terrier that Peterson buried on a Calabasas hillside in 1960. This year, however, the gesture had special significance. Peterson is one of 700 pet owners who joined two months ago to purchase the historic Los Angeles Memorial Pet Park to protect their buried pets from developers' bulldozers for "eternity."
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