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Mayor Nutter Rappels 31 Stories To Raise Money

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia has gone to extreme lengths to support a program for local youths.

Mayor Michael Nutter rappelled down a 31-story building on Friday to raise money for Outward Bound.

Nutter and state Sen. Vincent Hughes were among dozens of participants who used ropes to descend the facade of the downtown skyscraper.

Each agreed to raise $2,000 for Outward Bound. The national organization offers adventure-based education to students.

Nutter says some people working in the building “definitely did not expect to see some guy in their window.”

The mayor rappelled down a 21-story building last year for the same cause. Philadelphia school officials recently used the program to bring together teens from rival high schools.

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