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February 3, 2014

In Other News, Feb. 3

 

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

 

Young leukemia patient serves as Detroit police chief for a day

Motor City had a new police chief on Friday, as a young boy with leukemia had a lifelong dream fulfilled by serving as honorary “Chief for a Day.” — NBC News

 

Man tries to steal car but gets trapped inside garage

A Roseland man was ordered held on $75,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly tried to steal a woman's car from her garage, only to get trapped inside when the woman closed the garage door. — The Chicago Tribune

 

Texas furniture dealer gets burned on costly football promotion

Give Houston furniture store owner Jim McIngvale credit for turning lemons into lemonade. Earlier this month, McIngvale, known to Houstonians as Mattress Mack, and several employees of Gallery Furniture came up with creative Super Bowl promotion. Customers who bought at least $5,000 worth of furniture and correctly predicted the winners of the AFC and NFC Championships were eligible for a full refund. — CBS News

 

Coca-Cola’s “It’s Beautiful” Super Bowl ad brings out some ugly Americans

There are few brands more global, and more American, than Coca-Cola. Its red-and-white label and glass curves are a universal symbol, an American beachhead on every inhabited inch of the Earth. Like the sugary stuff or hate it, its advertising has long been about a certain ideal–the idea that people are many and one, united by simple things like a smile, a song, and a Coke. It was Coke, after all, that brought us “I’d like to teach the world to sing”–not “I’d like to teach the contiguous 48 states plus Alaska and Hawaii to sing.” — Time

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