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Splendidly costumed: Above left, Andrea Scinkovec of Hamburg, a vision in purple and gold, makes her way to accept the first place award in the craftsmanship category of the Costume Contest, part of UB Con 2012, the University at Buffalo's 23rd annual gaming and anime convention Saturday on the North Campus. Scinkovec won for her portrayal of "Odd," from Code Lyoko, a French anime cartoon. Above right, participants in fantasy costumes joust during a Dagorhir game outside the Student Union building.

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John Hickey/Buffalo News

Suspicious fire: Buffalo firefighters battle a three-alarm fire at a vacant church at Tacoma and Colvin avenues on Saturday. One firefighter was injured, and the cause was listed as suspicious. The church once served as a Scottish Rite temple. Damage was estimated at $300,000.

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Mark Mulville/Buffalo News

Acrobatic catch: Bisons fan Sean Dowdell of Buffalo falls back as he catches a foul ball in the stands during Saturday's game at Coca-Cola Field. The Bisons weren't able to catch a win, however, losing to Pawtucket, 9-6. Coverage on Page D3.

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John Hickey/Buffalo News

Spring foot work: University at Buffalo's Patrick Clarke punts the ball during first-quarter action on Saturday during the Bulls' Blue-White scrimmage at UB Stadium.