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Dry idea: Williamsville East High School softball player Dana Larkin wears an umbrella hat as she waits out a rain and hail delay Wednesday afternoon during a game against Williamsville South. East won, 5-0.

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Between blooms: Victor Rudik, of Pickering, Ont., snaps a photo Wednesday of the two titan arum plants on display in the Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse in Niagara Falls, Ont. The plants, which bloom rarely, produce the world's tallest flowers. The one on the right bloomed last week. The other one on the left is expected to bloom next week. Story and another photo on Page One.

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Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News

Going long: Marty Kustra, of Kenmore, and others in his foursome watch his shot from the fairway sail toward the green Wednesday on the first hole at Sheridan Park Golf Course in the Town of Tonawanda.

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Derek Gee/Buffalo News

Tightening up: A crew from Buffalo Drilling Co. installs an anchor Wednesday that will support a 1,189-foot-long high wire in front of the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, where daredevil Nik Wallenda is scheduled to begin training next week for his high-wire walk across the Horseshoe Falls in June.

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Associated Press

Out for a stroll: Nik Wallenda warmed up Wednesday for his walk across Niagara Falls next month by crossing Baltimore Harbor on a high wire. Here he passes the masts of the U.S.S. Constellation, which is moored in Baltimore.