Mayor Bloomberg Rescues Fainting Student

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Two weeks ago, Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler heroically interrupted a mugging-in-progress by tackling a thug and retrieving a woman's stolen cell phone. Perhaps impressed by all the free, positive publicity it garnered his deputy, Mayor Bloomberg himself tried something heroic today, rushing to the rescue of a college student who fainted during a press conference. He unbuttoned the student's shirt, found a pulse, and personally helped revive him. Which is wonderful and all, but memo to the mayor: If we pass out in public, let this guy rescue us instead. [City Room/NYT]