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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Ashley Long
The National Inhalant Prevention Coalition, looking to draw attention to the dangers of "huffing" helium, called Thursday for new restrictions on the sale of the gas - as well as a more serious approach in the media to coverage of its misuse.
Loriann and Justin Earp thought they were sending their daughter, Ashley Long, to the usual neighborhood sleepover when a popular party prank took her life. Ashley inhaled helium - something any 14-year-old girl might do to make her voice sound like a cartoon character - and died when the gas burst her lungs.
A gunman walked into the Su Jung Health Sauna on Tuesday evening, argued with someone and then opened fire, killing two of his sisters and their husbands, then himself, authorities said Wednesday.
"Everything is good here, Mom, we're just hanging out, having fun," Ashley said early in the evening of Feb. 18, Mrs. Earp recalled.