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April 27, 2014

In Other News, April 27

Editor’s note: “In Other News” is a list of state, national and global headlines compiled by The Daily Citizen news staff. To suggest a story, email the appropriate link to inothernews@daltoncitizen.com. The deadline is 3 p.m.

Man jumps from bridge, hits boat on way down

A man who planned to fall at least 15 feet from a bridge into a waterway was injured Saturday when he instead struck a passing boat on the way down, a fire official said. The man, possibly in his 50s, and his friends reportedly were jumping off a railroad bridge along the Dania Cut Off Canal in Florida, according to Mike Jachles, spokesman for Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue. — The Sun Sentinel

Kindergarten show canceled so kids can keep studying to become ‘college and career ready.’ Really.

An annual year-end kindergarten show has been canceled at a New York school because the kids have to keep working so they will be “college and career” ready. Really. That’s what it says in a letter sent to parents by Ellen Best-Laimit, the interim principal of Harley Avenue Primary School in Elwood, N.Y., and four kindergarten teachers. — The Washington Post

Parents make difficult decision to keep conjoined twins together

The chances that conjoined twins will survive are minimal. The chances that both conjoined twins will survive surgical separation are even tinier. That’s why a Pennsylvania couple says they will keep their two newborns together. — CNN

Teenage stowaway’s father says his son ‘is a good kid who I love dearly’

The father of the stowaway who survived a freezing flight to Hawaii in the wheel well of a Boeing 767 said Sunday that the 15-year-old “is a good kid who I love dearly,” and plans to bring him home soon. — San Jose Mercury News

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