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June 26, 1997
Starting next month, the American Red Cross and the U.S. Olympic Committee will offer sports safety courses at Red Cross centers in Inglewood, West Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Burbank and Santa Clarita. The need for such courses, Red Cross officials said, was highlighted by the recent death of 17-year-old Julius Riofrir and other young athletes. Julius, who was pitching to a teammate, was struck in the head by a ricocheting ball as he warmed up for a baseball game Sunday at Glendale's Verdugo Park.
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June 29, 1997 | KARINA A. HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The mournful cries of Julieta Riofrir were the only sounds that broke the silence during a graveside service Saturday in Glendale for her son, Julius, the 17-year-old athlete who died after being struck in the head with a baseball. The burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park concluded Southern California's latest prep sports tragedy.
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June 25, 1997 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Julius Riofrir, the 17-year-old who was hit by a baseball on Sunday, died early Tuesday morning after he was removed from a life-support system. Riofrir, the eldest son of Emmanuel and Julie Riofrir of Glendale, had been declared brain-dead Monday due to a severe head injury. Family members, who opted to keep him alive until organ donation arrangements could be made, said goodbye to him at about 12:30 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The mournful cries of Julieta Riofrir were the only sounds that broke the silence during a graveside service Saturday for her son, Julius, the 17-year-old athlete who died after being struck in the head with a baseball. "Julius, Julius," the woman moaned loudly, before collapsing into the arms of her husband, Emmanuel, as the coffin was lowered into a grave at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The accident was Southern California's latest prep sports tragedy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1997 | KARINA A. HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The mournful cries of Julieta Riofrir were the only sounds that broke the silence during a graveside service Saturday in Glendale for her son, Julius, the 17-year-old athlete who died after being struck in the head with a baseball. The burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Park concluded Southern California's latest prep sports tragedy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The mournful cries of Julieta Riofrir were the only sounds that broke the silence during a graveside service Saturday for her son, Julius, the 17-year-old athlete who died after being struck in the head with a baseball. "Julius, Julius," the woman moaned loudly, before collapsing into the arms of her husband, Emmanuel, as the coffin was lowered into a grave at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The accident was Southern California's latest prep sports tragedy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1997
Starting next month, the American Red Cross and the U.S. Olympic Committee will offer sports safety courses at Red Cross centers in Inglewood, West Los Angeles, Van Nuys, Burbank and Santa Clarita. The need for such courses, Red Cross officials said, was highlighted by the recent death of 17-year-old Julius Riofrir and other young athletes. Julius, who was pitching to a teammate, was struck in the head by a ricocheting ball as he warmed up for a baseball game Sunday at Glendale's Verdugo Park.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1997 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Julius Riofrir, the 17-year-old who was hit by a baseball on Sunday, died early Tuesday morning after he was removed from a life-support system. Riofrir, the eldest son of Emmanuel and Julie Riofrir of Glendale, had been declared brain-dead Monday due to a severe head injury. Family members, who opted to keep him alive until organ donation arrangements could be made, said goodbye to him at about 12:30 a.m.
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