Middle East violence brings close friendship to an abrupt end

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KILLED IN JERUSALEM--Marla Bennett, right, died in the July 31 bombing at Hebrew University in Israel. Barri Worth, left, a Calabasas resident and CHS grad, was a close friend of Bennett.

It was the summer of 1995 and I was swimming in the pool at Camp JCA Shalom in Malibu with several other 12-year-olds and our counselor, Marla Bennett.
Marla, with whom I had become close friends, joined me in nicknaming each other after our favorite foods. She became "Marla-Cheesecake&quo...

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