Rhode Island


Sun December 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Is That A Dancer Or A Traffic Cop? Wait, He's Both

Originally published on Mon December 24, 2012 11:46 am

Retired police officer Tony Lepore performs his dance routine while directing traffic in 2004 in downtown Providence, R.I.
Darren McCollester Getty Images

Christmas means time for family, presents, cookies and of course, holiday traffic. All over the country, traffic cops are working overtime to keep the roads safe for last-minute shoppers.

For nearly 30 years, Tony Lepore has worked as one of those cops in Providence, R.I. But he doesn't just beckon, wave and blow a whistle; he dances — and he's got some serious moves.

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Thu December 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Miss USA Olivia Culpo Crowned Miss Universe; Former Contestant Loses Lawsuit

Newly crowned Miss Universe, Olivia Culpo, waves to the crowd after winning the pageant in Las Vegas on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
Julie Jacobsen AP

In a dazzling Las Vegas pageant with a lot of glitter, sequins and a great deal of skin, Rhode Island college student Olivia Culpo bested 88 other international competitors to win the Miss Universe crown.

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Tue May 22, 2012
Around the Nation

R.I. Strikes Out On Ex-Pitcher's Video Game Venture

Originally published on Thu May 31, 2012 8:04 am

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling had to push through a mob of reporters on Monday after meeting with Rhode Island officials to discuss the finances of his troubled video game company and ask for more state help.
Steven Senne AP

In 2004, pitcher Curt Schilling became a New England folk hero. That's the year he helped the Boston Red Sox beat their archrival, the New York Yankees, by pitching with a surgically repaired ankle. And when that wound started to bleed, his bloody sock also became legend.

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