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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.
August 30, 2010 | Chris Woolston
Searching for a shortcut to weight loss? If so, you're part of a long tradition. For at least 100 years, people have been wearing full-body rubber suits in hopes of melting away pounds. The idea is simple: Heat up your body, and you'll supposedly burn fat. In these ab-conscious times, perhaps it's only natural that you can now buy weight-loss wraps specifically for your midsection. The best-known option is the Belly Burner, a snug neoprene band invented by celebrity trainer Bobby Waldron.
June 14, 2011 | By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
Heat, drugs and alcohol can be a deadly combination at large summer music festivals like the Bonnaroo Festival Music & Arts that just wrapped in Manchester, Tenn., where a second death was reported Tuesday. Entertainment Weekly reports that a 24-year-old man died from hyperthermia, a condition that occurs when the body gets too hot and can't cool itself. Temperatures at the festival were in the 90s, and large crowds of sweaty bodies probably didn't help the situation. A few days ago a 32-year-old woman was found dead at the festival's camp grounds, but the cause of death is not known.
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.
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.
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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