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Convention Center show features prehistoric creatures this weekend

July 12, 2013

PROVIDENCE – Eight-year-old Estuardo Estrada of Providence stares up into the beady eyes of a Triceratops, a three-horned, plant-eating dinosaur that roamed the earth 65 million years ago.
Illuminated by overhead multi-colored lights, the beast’s head – boasting the largest skull of all land mammals — suddenly moves from side to side, it’s short, pointed tail wagging in unison.
The creature suddenly lets out a roar, startling Estrada and the crowd of other junior paleontologists standing nearby.
Wide-eyed and breathless, Estrada grips the hand of his stepfather Gabriel Vargas.

They shared ‘a strong chemistry’ -- crash victims mourned by many

July 12, 2013

BURRILLVILLE – Shannon Heil and Markell Torres hadn’t known each other long, but they bonded quickly through a mutual passion for competitive cheerleading – something they were both very good at.
Their brief time together ended tragically on a rural stretch of Route 102 Thursday afternoon in one of the most violent car crashes Police Chief Stephen J. Lynch has ever seen.
“It was a nasty car accident ... just devastating,” said Lynch, his voice trailing off.

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