Should experienced high-wire walker be allowed to cross the falls?

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    Since he was a boy Nik Wallenda has dreamed of walking over Niagara Falls on a tightrope.

    “It’s just something I’ve wanted to do my entire life,” said Wallenda, 32, a U.S.-based highwire walker who hopes to do a 2,200-foot crossing of the Niagara River Gorge and Horseshoe Falls next summer.

    That lifelong dream got a boost from lawmakers on the American side of the Niagara River on Wednesday when the New York State Assembly voted overwhelmingly, with just one dissenting member, to permit Wallenda to do the walk. Before that, the state Senate voted 62-0 to give him the OK.

    But Wallenda needs more than just the support from Albany if he is to realize his dream. To cross into Canada, he would need the approval of the Niagara Parks Commission, an agency that has long been opposed to such endeavours.

    2 Responses to “Should experienced high-wire walker be allowed to cross the falls?”

    1. This world could use less strife and a little more celebration of what the human spirit is capable of. Go Nik!

    2. Niagara Parks should stick to their first descission when they said NO. to the wirewalker This is a law that has been enforced by the parks and should remain that way . The beauty of the Falls and the hard work the Parks department do with all the parks and gardens and, traffic control from Niagara on the lake to Fort Erie for all the tourist this makes it a safe place to visit and stay . Niagara Falls will always bring the crowds

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