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Riek's ride spans globe

The Lordens, including Coach Gary and brothers Mitchell (left) and Gary Jr., have helped 7-foot-2-inch John Riek feel right at home. The Lordens, including Coach Gary and brothers Mitchell (left) and Gary Jr., have helped 7-foot-2-inch John Riek feel right at home. (For The Globe Photo / Ellen Harasimowicz)
By Jackie MacMullan
Globe Staff / December 18, 2007

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You are strapped into this ride now, holding on tight with both hands, because events are unfolding at break-neck speed in this strange and wonderful country, where everyone is tugging at you, pulling you closer, so they can tell you what is best. (Full article: 3017 words)

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