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Para-triathlete Picard among field of Amica Ironman 70.3

July 9, 2011

LINCOLN — Whether it’s a half or the full boat, a triathlon is a true test of one’s mental and physical endurance, combining long-distance swimming, bicycling and running into a single event.
There will more than 1,300 amateur and professional athletes from 40 states and 20 countries at today’s fourth annual Amica Ironman 70.3 triathlon — a 1.2-mile swim at Lincoln Woods, a 56-mile bike through the Blackstone Valley region and a 13.1-mile run that finishes at the R.I. State House. Among those participants is Hector Picard.

City man faces drug, firearms charges

July 9, 2011

WOONSOCKET — The bouncer was already thinking about ejecting the drunk before the man showed the stripper a gun. Then he called the cops.
Derek Barron, 30, of Woonsocket, allegedly reached for the .357 Magnum in his pocket when police confronted him inside the Rhode Island Dolls lounge on Front Street shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday. Patrolmen Gregory Klocek and Anthony Conetta restrained Barron and took him into custody without further incident.

Dad: Son's survival of 4-story fall a 'miracle'

July 9, 2011

WOONSOCKET – The father of an award-winning cheerleader says his son's training may be the only reason he's still alive after falling four stories from the studio where he teaches Thursday.
Dylan Smith, 19, told his father he instinctively did a backflip in mid-air, which enabled him to land on his feet behind the old Harris Mill on Main Street.
“He's alive and it's basically a miracle,” said Hugh Smith of North Smithfield. “He should be dead. It's a 44-foot drop.”

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