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MAN RECOGNIZED FOR RESCUING MOM FROM HURRICANE WATERS

UNDATED (AP) — There are usually many heroes during times of disaster. One of the most prominent ones after Hurricane Ian is Johnny Lauder. His exploits to rescue his 86-year-old mother from raging floodwaters have been seen nationwide. Lauder took the clips to update his family on his effort to rescue his mom Karen from the home she refused to leave. In one image, Lauder’s mom was submerged up to her shoulders in murky water. In another, she’s wrapped in sheets on a table in preparation to remove her. Still another shows him pushing her through the water in a wheelchair, rolling to safety. Lauder, who says he has rescue diver training, spent 45 minutes swimming, walking and wading through water to get to his mom. It took about 11 hours from the time his mom called for help until Lauder got her to safety.

LAW SCHOOL GOOFS WITH ACCEPTANCE LETTERS

BOSTON (AP) — It won’t be suing itself. But a Massachusetts law school says it’s guilty of accidentally sending acceptance emails to thousands of former and current applicants. The Northeastern University School of Law blames a “technical error” for sending emails to more than 200 people who had either applied for admission starting next fall or to nearly 4,000 former applicants. Some members of that larger group are already enrolled in the school. Final admissions decisions for next year won’t be made until later in the academic year. The School of Law says it’s sorry for the mistaken emails.

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