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Heat Stroke

It's another long, hot summer, and traditional men's suits have gone on holiday. In their pressed and predictable places are softer, more relaxed suits that look and feel cool even in the noonday sun. The season's important silhouettes are long and lean or soft and slouchy, with only a hint of padding taking a load off everyone's shoulders.
April 16, 1987 | JERRY HICKS, Times Staff Writer
A 26-year-old Anaheim woman was convicted today of felony child endangerment for leaving her twin infants unattended in her car for five hours last July, where they died from the heat. The Orange County Superior Court jury failed to reach a verdict on two other counts of involuntary manslaughter, deadlocking 9 to 3 in favor of conviction. However, the child endangerment counts carry a more serious maximum penalty.
For months the Hutchison family received threatening, obscene phone calls. The man with the slow, gruff voice complained that their dog, Dylan, barked too much and he'd better "shut up . . . or else."' But nothing had prepared Jeff and Debbie Hutchison for what awaited them upon their return from church Sunday. Dylan, their 5-year-old golden retriever, was huddled under a tree, his mouth muzzled shut with black electrical tape and near death from heat stroke.
January 15, 1995 | JOE MORGENSTERN, Joe Morgenstern is a journalist and screenwriter who lives in Santa Monica
At this time last year, when Aaron Bacon was 16, his young life was in tumult, though it was still a life. A funny, endearing kid for most of his privileged childhood, Aaron had changed, within a matter of months, into a testy, withdrawn stranger. A gifted kid who had loved to write poetry in a lyrical mode, he was ditching school and lying about it. As his grades slipped, his writing lost its literary luster. More and more, his poems read like death-rock lyrics from the backs of old vinyl-album covers.
March 15, 2013 | By Edmund Sanders
JERUSALEM -- Using robotic leg braces, Israeli veteran Radi Kaiuf, a 46-year-old paraplegic, was able to complete the 10-kilometer race in Tel Aviv's marathon Friday. Starting at 6 a.m. to beat unusually hot temperatures, Kaiuf was able to participate without his wheelchair thanks to the robotic braces , an Israeli invention that allows paraplegics to walk with the use of crutches. "This was my dream, and it feels great to achieve it,"' said Kaiuf, whose spine was wounded in a 1988 firefight in Lebanon.
November 10, 1986
An Orange County mother whose 3-month-old twins died apparently of heat stroke when left in a car last summer pleaded innocent today to charges of involuntary manslaughter and felony child endangerment. Beverly Jean Ernst entered the pleas before Superior Court Judge Luis Cardenas, who ordered a jury trial Feb. 9. Ernst, 25, remained free on her own recognizance.
January 30, 1985 | United Press International
A high school football coach is being sued by the parents of a 13-year-old boy who collapsed with heat stroke during a July football practice and later died. Mark Johnson had complained of feeling sick, but St. Augustine High School Coach Charles J. Ross made him keep running on the football field, according to the suit filed Monday.
April 18, 2013
Coachella's second weekend is upon us, and if you find yourself again frozen out of the desert festival the merry pranksters of Upright Citizens Brigade have assembled in what they're calling the Desert Tent (better known as the UCB stage) for a music festival that features troupe founder Matt Besser along with provocatively named groups such as Hip Hop Penguin, Cosby Sweater and Up Up Up. As an added bonus, chances of heat stroke are considerably diminished here. 5919 Franklin Ave., Sun. 9:30 p.m. $5 (323)
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