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Tim Wagner and Joe Donovan have heard just about every excuse in the book for not accomplishing what, for most people, might be considered the simplest of tasks. After all, they’ve both been cops in the city of Buffalo for the last 18 years. It helps explain why the two veteran officers were so taken late last spring during a traffic detail near the Outer Harbor when…

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Lauren Walier pushed through the challenges of cerebral palsy to learn to walk, ballroom dance and start her own nonprofit. She isn’t about to let a recent health setback keep her from the fifth annual Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren’s Shoes on the Buffalo Outer Harbor this weekend. “Hopefully, it will bring some positive energy and good vibes,” the 20-year-old Walier said d…

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Leaders in the regional cerebral palsy community will host a National CP Awareness Day celebration rally from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday in front of the Electric Tower, 535 Washington St. The gathering will be part of an larger effort to light buildings and other structures green to CP Awareness Day. “We’ll serve up lemonade for a toast, hand out green beads and green glow s…

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Mayo Alanen danced eight years ago on ABC-TV's smash hit "Dancing with the Stars" with actress Lisa Rinna, as well as fellow professional dance instructors Kym Johnson and Anna Demidova. He has taken the ballroom dance circuit by storm during the last year with a different partner, Lauren Walier, a 20-year-old college freshman with cerebral palsy and deep Western New Yo…