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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1999
Stephan Corson's family wants--and deserves--answers to how the 13-year-old Palmdale middle school student died in a fistfight with another eighth-grader. The answers won't come quickly. The Los Angeles County coroner's office said a cause of death will not be determined for several weeks, and witnesses reported conflicting accounts about whether Stephan died of a blow to the head or because he hit his head on the sidewalk. And the answers won't come easily.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN and JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As police continue to investigate the fistfight at a Palmdale intermediate school that left a 13-year-old student dead, community members called Monday for the immediate expulsion of the surviving 14-year-old boy. Some residents also criticized school officials for dismissing race as a possible motive in the fight at Juniper Intermediate School. Stephan Corson, who is black, died Friday after the fight with another eighth-grade student, who is white.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 1999 | KRISTINA SAUERWEIN and JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As police continued to investigate last week's deadly altercation at Juniper Intermediate School, community members called Monday for the immediate expulsion of the 14-year-old student involved in the fight. Thirteen-year-old Stephan Corson died Friday after a fistfight with another eighth-grader as school let out for the weekend. Although the cause of the fight remained under investigation, Palmdale School District Supt.
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January 22, 1991 | RICHARD LEE COLVIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A rally and candlelight march against hate crimes to mark the birthday Monday of Martin Luther King Jr. drew black, Latino, Jewish, Arab, homosexual and disabled civil-rights activists who fine-tuned their messages to include opposition to the war against Iraq. Many of the 175 people who attended the event at North Hollywood Park carried signs, such as "The Worst Hate Crime is War," that joined the two causes.
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March 14, 1992 | LAWRENCE CHRISTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Next to the videotape of the Rodney King beating, the murkily recorded scuffle between Korean shopkeeper Soon Ja Du and 15-year-old Latasha Harlins has been the most recurrent sight on TV's evening news ever since they struggled over a bottle of orange juice in Koreatown in March, 1991. Harlins was fatally wounded in the incident, which once again brought to a flashpoint the tensions that for years have been simmering between the Korean and African-American communities in Los Angeles.
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