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January 20, 1989 | ANNE C. ROARK, Times Staff Writer
Nearly two years before gunshots shattered the tranquility of the Cleveland Elementary School playground, psychologists and social workers here were quietly putting together a special team of health professionals to deal with violent death. Although they did not know how it would come or when it would happen--or that it would be so heinous--the Stockton experts were prepared, in ways that few are, to face the immediate and long-term effect of death on a community.
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January 13, 1990 | ANNE C. ROARK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A mother, following the dictates of her religion, prepares food three times a day and places it on an altar in case the spirit of her dead child should grow hungry. A sister, once a sweet and gentle child, now swears at her family, dresses in men's clothes and brandishes a toy machine gun. A brother, constantly haunted by the memory of gunfire, jumps every time the tetherball chains clang outside his classroom window.
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January 21, 1989 | STEVEN R. CHURM, Times Staff Writer
The head of one of the largest gun stores in Orange County announced Friday that he will stop selling military assault weapons like the AK-47 rifle that was used to kill five elementary school pupils in Stockton. Randy Garell, president of The Grant Boys store in Costa Mesa, said retail gun dealers must "wake up and face facts." "It's about time someone takes a stand," said Garell, who also sells camping and outdoor gear.
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January 3, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Teachers here ended Christmas vacation Tuesday by manning picket lines. The Stockton Unified School District's latest offer was rejected by 89% of the Stockton Teachers Assn. members during a special meeting on New Year's night, said Milly Bettinger of the California Teachers Assn. The 1,410-teacher district was hiring substitutes to replace striking teachers, spokesman John Klose said.
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January 3, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Teachers here ended Christmas vacation Tuesday by manning picket lines. The Stockton Unified School District's latest offer was rejected by 89% of the Stockton Teachers Assn. members during a special meeting on New Year's night, said Milly Bettinger of the California Teachers Assn. The 1,410-teacher district was hiring substitutes to replace striking teachers, spokesman John Klose said.
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January 20, 1989 | DAN MORAIN and LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writers
Patrick Edward Purdy, who this week attacked a school playground with a military rifle, killing five Southeast Asian refugee children and himself, was consumed by an indiscriminate and apparently escalating hatred for all people, police officials and others familiar with the troubled young drifter said Thursday.
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January 21, 1989 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writers
Incense burned and Buddhist monks in saffron-colored robes chanted prayers of mourning Friday as the immigrant families of children slain in this week's schoolyard massacre were joined by scores of other members of Stockton's Asian community in vigils of grief.
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January 13, 1990 | ANNE C. ROARK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A mother, following the dictates of her religion, prepares food three times a day and places it on an altar in case the spirit of her dead child should grow hungry. A sister, once a sweet and gentle child, now swears at her family, dresses in men's clothes and brandishes a toy machine gun. A brother, constantly haunted by the memory of gunfire, jumps every time the tetherball chains clang outside his classroom window.
NEWS
January 20, 1989 | JOSH GETLIN, Times Staff Writer
In a significant policy shift, California Gov. George Deukmejian on Thursday called for tougher controls on guns, saying he would support an expansion of the state's 15-day waiting period for handgun purchases to cover all firearms, including rifles and shotguns used by hunters.
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January 21, 1989 | LOUIS SAHAGUN and STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writers
Incense burned and Buddhist monks in saffron-colored robes chanted prayers of mourning Friday as the immigrant families of children slain in this week's schoolyard massacre were joined by scores of other members of Stockton's Asian community in vigils of grief.
NEWS
January 21, 1989 | STEVEN R. CHURM, Times Staff Writer
The head of one of the largest gun stores in Orange County announced Friday that he will stop selling military assault weapons like the AK-47 rifle that was used to kill five elementary school pupils in Stockton. Randy Garell, president of The Grant Boys store in Costa Mesa, said retail gun dealers must "wake up and face facts." "It's about time someone takes a stand," said Garell, who also sells camping and outdoor gear.
NEWS
January 20, 1989 | DAN MORAIN and LOUIS SAHAGUN, Times Staff Writers
Patrick Edward Purdy, who this week attacked a school playground with a military rifle, killing five Southeast Asian refugee children and himself, was consumed by an indiscriminate and apparently escalating hatred for all people, police officials and others familiar with the troubled young drifter said Thursday.
NEWS
January 20, 1989 | JOSH GETLIN, Times Staff Writer
In a significant policy shift, California Gov. George Deukmejian on Thursday called for tougher controls on guns, saying he would support an expansion of the state's 15-day waiting period for handgun purchases to cover all firearms, including rifles and shotguns used by hunters.
NEWS
January 20, 1989 | ANNE C. ROARK, Times Staff Writer
Nearly two years before gunshots shattered the tranquility of the Cleveland Elementary School playground, psychologists and social workers here were quietly putting together a special team of health professionals to deal with violent death. Although they did not know how it would come or when it would happen--or that it would be so heinous--the Stockton experts were prepared, in ways that few are, to face the immediate and long-term effect of death on a community.
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