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Tightrope walk over Niagara Falls set for June 15

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To boost tourism and create hype, American and Canadian officials have approved a tightrope walk over Niagara Falls.

Good morning Innovation Trail hikers!

A date for Nik Wallenda's tightrope walk over Niagara Falls has been set.

Why is SUNY Binghamton asking for $70 million from Albany?

And: Will Governor Cuomo run for president in 2016?

Tourism

What are you doing on June 15? Niagara Falls hopes to you come watch a circus performer tip-toe across a thin wire - while also spending your valuable tourist dollars. (Tom Precious and Charlie Specht, Buffalo News)

More than $2 million for waterfront improvement projects has been awarded in Erie County. But with the money used for eight separate projects, how far will the funds go? (Harold McNeil, Buffalo News)

Politics

Gov. Andrew Cuomo does not want teacher evaluations to be accessible to the public. (Glenn Blain, NY Daily News)

Speaking of Cuomo, he continues to try to quell speculation about a presidential run in 2016. In a piece for Politico, Maggie Habermann wonders aloud about a Cuomo vs. Hillary Clinton campaign.

SUNY Binghamton wants $70 million from Albany to build an "energy research center." (Joseph Spector, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin)

Business

First Niagara Financial Group responded to concerns about its stock price and strategy at a tense shareholder's meeting Wednesday. (Johnathan Epstein, Buffalo News)

LeMoyne College in Syracuse will rename its business school after a hefty donation from a successful alum. (Charles McChesney, Syracuse Post-Standard)

Rochester-based supermarket Wegmans will "freeze" prices on 60+ items this summer. A full list will be released April 29. (Tom Tobin, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

Genesee Brewing Company has started on work converting a downtown building into a microbrewery and museum. (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

Sports

Who will the Buffalo Bills select with the 10th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft? (Sal Maiorana, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)

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