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Deaths, injuries raise alarm at cheerleading's dangers

The deaths of Ashley Burns (left) and Lauren Chang in cheerleading accidents have spurred calls for new safety standards. The deaths of Ashley Burns (left) and Lauren Chang in cheerleading accidents have spurred calls for new safety standards.
By Kathleen Burge
Globe Staff / April 19, 2009

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It has been a year since a young, dark-haired woman from Newton collapsed during a cheerleading competition and died, leaving behind her smiling portrait as a grim testament to the dangers of her sport. (Full article: 1232 words)

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