Moving to the front of the line

June 16, 2009 5:00:46 AM PDT
Dawn Thompson Ester didn't know what would come first -- her diploma or her baby.

She thought she was having labor pains during the commencement ceremony at Ohio's Columbus State University.

So, she was allowed to cross the stage first to get her sheepskin.

She had been number 749.

Ester got the diploma and rushed to a paramedic, who was waiting with a stretcher.

It turns out the labor pains were just a false alarm.

The hospital sent the new grad home.

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