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April 26, 2014 | By Cindy Carcamo
A teenage boy suspected of fatally stabbing his high school classmate at a Connecticut high school just hours before the junior prom is under psychiatric evaluation, the teen's lawyer said Saturday. At the same time, friends of stabbing victim Maren Sanchez mourned her death, sharing memories of a girl they described as an outgoing teen who served as something of a “counselor” for many students and was known for heartfelt chats by her locker. The 16-year-old boy, whose name is being withheld because of his age, will not be in court during Monday's scheduled arraignment, his attorney, Edward J. Gavin, told the Los Angeles Times.
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November 5, 2009
WORLD
April 24, 2014 | By Sergei L. Loiko
HORLIVKA, Ukraine - Yelena Rybak sat quietly next to her husband for an hour under their carport, alone and for the last time. She touched his battered face and stroked his cold hands, as if the warmth of her fingers might still wake him. Then it was time for the young, bearded priest, who arrived with several dozen relatives, friends and sympathizers. They escorted Yelena and 42-year-old Volodymyr from the gray-brick house through a wooden fence and onto a narrow street of buckling pavement.
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July 15, 2009
ENTERTAINMENT
May 21, 1989
Chalk another one up for myopic capitalist greed. CAROLINA P. BRIONES Pomona
MAGAZINE
November 23, 2003 | AL RIDENOUR
Any self-respecting postmodern dandy knows the color black is tragically hip, but Kevin Jones can tell you why. Jones curated the ghoulishly fabulous Victorian displays on view downtown in ''Mourning Glory: Fashion's Untimely Demise,'' at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. Authentic right down to the human hair jewelry, the tableaux document the fetish for the funereal that swept the world during Queen Victoria's 40-year bereavement after the death of Prince Albert in 1861.
NEWS
May 30, 1993
"The Talk of The Town" by Bob Sipchen (May 11) belongs more properly in the obituary section. As one of very few survivors who can boast of having cut his literary teeth on Harold Ross' first edition of a once-noble institution, I mourn its passing. Publisher S. I. Newhouse and (Editor) Tina Brown have killed the New Yorker and converted the corpse to the Journal of the Middle Finger Generation. I shall not renew my subscription, which follows that of my parents for almost 70 years continuity.
NATIONAL
July 3, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The nation ends its formal mourning over the death of President Reagan today, when flags lowered to half-staff can again be flown at full staff. President Bush ordered flags flown at half-staff for 30 days after Reagan's death on June 5 at age 93. A proclamation by Bush on Friday did not say why the flags were being raised early.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Hundreds of uniformed police officers gathered in downtown Los Angeles early Tuesday to pay their final respects to a veteran LAPD motorcycle officer who died earlier this month after being struck by a driver suspected of being under the influence of cocaine. A 26-year veteran of the LAPD, Christopher Cortijo, 51, had been assigned to the Valley Traffic Division when he was struck from behind on April 5 by an SUV. At a funeral Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, colleagues remembered him as a man who so cherished his role as a motorcycle cop that he wore a leather motorcycle jacket even in the soaring San Fernando Valley heat.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
Family and friends mourned British TV personality, journalist and socialite Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof at a private funeral in a 12th century church in southern England on Monday. Geldof, 25, was the daughter of Irish musician and political activist Bob Geldof and the late British TV host and model Paula Yates. She was found dead in the home she shared with her husband, rocker Thomas Cohen and their two sons, Astala and Phaedra, on April 7. The death is being treated as "sudden and unexplained," pending the results of a toxicology report.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
Friends and family of a teen killed last week when a FedEx truck slammed into a charter bus full of prospective college students gathered for an emotional vigil Monday night at El Monte High School. Adrian Castro, 19, was courteous and stubborn in his own way, making sure that anything he started, he finished, said his dad, Raul Castro. “That was my right-hand man and now he's no longer with me,” he added. Adrian Castro was among 10 people killed last week when the truck slammed into the bus headed for Humboldt State University for a spring tour.
NATIONAL
April 9, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
FT. HOOD, Texas - For the second time in five years, President Obama came to this sprawling Army post to console a community all too familiar with death, to offer a nation's condolences and to remind soldiers and their families of the healing power of love. The president stood on a platform under bright sun and blue skies, reciting the names of the three soldiers who were killed in a shooting rampage last week. Before him stood their portraits, boots, rifles and helmets, what are known as "battlefield crosses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 2014 | By Joel Rubin and Hailey Branson-Potts
The Los Angeles Police Department was in mourning with news that a veteran motorcycle officer hit by a driver suspected of being high on cocaine Saturday had died of his injuries. Chris Cortijo, a 27-year veteran of the department, died Wednesday afternoon. Jorge Villegas, the commanding officer of the LAPD's Valley Bureau, said he first met Cortijo in 2006 and over the years had “observed him to be an absolute quality, outstanding individual,” adding that Cortijo was “very humble.” Late last week, just days before he was struck, Cortijo was awarded “Valley motor officer of the quarter” - a commendation given for an officer's all-around performance in the field, Villegas said.
NATIONAL
April 7, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
KILLEEN, Texas - Pastors and worshipers on the outskirts of Ft. Hood struggled to make sense of a week in which a soldier attacked fellow troops inside the fortified central Texas Army post, killing three and injuring 16 before taking his own life. Military officials plan a memorial for Wednesday, a week after the shooting. On Sunday, the White House confirmed that the president and first lady would attend. Tabernacle Baptist Church held a Ft. Hood memorial service of its own Sunday, where about 20 people gathered in front of an altar flanked by red, white and blue bunting.
NATIONAL
April 7, 2014 | By Maria L. La Ganga
SEATTLE - A day after the secretary of homeland security and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured the site of the deadly landslide in Washington state, authorities announced Monday that they have found the remains of three more victims, bringing the death toll to 33. Only three of those killed in the March 22 disaster, which left a square mile of debris spread over the town of Oso, are still unidentified, the Snohomish County...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Miley Cyrus may have a new dog in her pack, but that doesn't mean she's over the death of her favorite pup, Floyd, who passed away last week.  The 21-year-old singer has been publicly mourning on Twitter for days now, since she announced Floyd's death Tuesday. On Friday she tweeted the arrival of Moonie, a gift from her mother.  "my mama knew my heart was broken & this morning I woke up to Moonie kisses," Cyrus wrote, including a picture of Moonie.  The picture was retweeted more than 20,000 times and marked a favorite by about 46,000 fans.  But while the new pup has offered comfort, she hasn't replaced Floyd in the singer's heart.
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