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Down by the riverside

Photos by Charles Lewis/Buffalo News

New park debuts: Visitors, top, enjoy a view of the Niagara River and the North Grand Island Bridge during a dedication ceremony Monday afternoon to mark the grand opening of the newest park in Niagara Falls -- LaSalle Waterfront Park on Buffalo Avenue near 66th Street. Zachary Prater, 11, above left, raises his hands in triumph after climbing to the top of a group of large rocks in the park. Above right, two people perch on rocks along the park's shoreline.


Charles Lewis/Buffalo News

Mark of greatness: High-wire walker Nik Wallenda signs autographs Monday after practicing with artificially created wind and mist for his walk across Niagara Falls next month. He winds up his series of practice sessions outside the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls today. Story and another photo on Page B1.


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Risky rescue: Emergency responders haul an unidentified man up from the Niagara Gorge on Monday after he plunged over the Horseshoe Falls and survived in an apparent suicide attempt. Only the fourth person to live after going over the falls without safety protection, he is in critical condition in Hamilton, Ont., General Hospital. Story and another photo on Page One.


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Clutch play: Outfielder Rachel Ziarnowski, left, of Holy Angels Academy, makes a diving catch in front of teammate Clare Bey during their game against Nichols School on Monday afternoon in Sunshine Park, West Seneca.


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Ballpark treat: A gull gobbles down a snack on the diamond at Coca-Cola Field during the Bisons game Monday evening.