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    Nik Wallenda Prepares for His Niagara Falls Stunt

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    The New York Times has a nice article (including video) of Nik Wallenda practicing:

    Nik Wallenda climbed up a scaffold, stepped onto the steel cable and slipped the harness of his balancing pole over his head. Then he began to walk — each step a few inches in front of the last, his leather moccasins kissing the wire that lay before him.

    The backdrop: a T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant, a Starbucks and a Sheraton hotel to the left, and the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel to the right.

    The scenery next month will be different: the rapids of Niagara Falls swirling below, a cold mist enveloping Mr. Wallenda, a national television audience watching in prime time.

    The Hamilton Spectator also had a nice article:

    Many in the crowd moved along with Nik Wallenda, slowly, at a distance, as the daredevil walked gingerly atop a high wire over the parking lot at Seneca Niagara Casino.

    But the couple of hundred spectators needed to keep their balance on a sidewalk rather than a five-centimetre-wide cable.

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