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A lofty greeting for Bush’s 90th birthday

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Some senior citizens might celebrate birthdays with a cake from the grandkids, dinner out at a local restaurant, and leave it at that. But former president George H.W. Bush jump-started his 90th by leaping 6,300 feet from a helicopter.

Strapped to a former Army skydiver with more than 10,000 jumps on his resume, Bush landed with an unpresidential face-plant on the manicured lawn of St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, near the family compound at Walker’s Point.

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