Stubbornness can be lethal in St. Louis heat wave

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Marvin Flanigan wouldn't leave his longtime south St. Louis home. Not when the air conditioner broke down and temperatures soared above 100 degrees in early July. And not to join his wife, Diane, who escaped the suffocating heat to stay with relatives. The retired Marine had survived much worse than another summer heat wave. Despite the pleas of family members, he stayed in his home. On July 8, he became the 18th person to die from heat-related illnesses in the St. Louis area this summer. ......

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