Did Thunderhead make your local newspaper?

Thursday, January 29, 2004 2:32 PM
I was quite surprised to pick up the Baltimore Sun's front section this morning on page two to see an overhead shot of Thunderhead. The caption says its 85% finished. The area they took the picture in looks almost like some demented cloverleaf over a highway. There's one really sick looking headchopper also.
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Thursday, January 29, 2004 2:45 PM
hmm, is baltimore that close to Dollywood or is it just a slow week over there in Maryland?
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Thursday, January 29, 2004 2:49 PM
Have a link? So far my search is unsuccessful...
(edit)and if so, could you post it in the TH thread in progress? *** Edited 1/29/2004 7:55:03 PM UTC by Zingo!***
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Thursday, January 29, 2004 3:02 PM
Yes, Thunderhead did make my local paper. Considering I live an hour away, that's not so amazing. :)

Edit: Thunderhed? Am I that southern?

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Maybe it's just me, but does anyone else think that the ride's final helix/turns are incredibly ugly? *** Edited 1/29/2004 8:03:50 PM UTC by thepinkdoomofmonkeys***

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Thursday, January 29, 2004 3:08 PM
I just searched the Baltimore paper's Web site, and nothing. It was probably just an AP photo, put out through the wire as a space-filler.
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Thursday, January 29, 2004 3:56 PM
Nah, not to my knowledge. Woulda been a nice surprise though.
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Thursday, January 29, 2004 4:36 PM
http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/gs_destinations/article/0,1406,KNS_403_2610348,00.html

Figured the closest major city might have a nice article...

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Thursday, January 29, 2004 7:08 PM
The top picture in the link above is the one that appeared in the Baltimore Sun (in black & white, of course). It wasn't an AP photo. It's funny that several people asked for a link. Doesn't anybody read a real newspaper anymore?:) *** Edited 1/30/2004 12:10:49 AM UTC by Intamin Fan***
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Thursday, January 29, 2004 9:46 PM
Not here in Oregon. See, we don't have wooden coasters around these parts, so no one knows what they look like. Throwing Thunderhead on the front page would've resulted in much confusion and mass hysteria, not unlike what Orsen Welles did the night that (he) panicked america.;)
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Friday, January 30, 2004 1:23 AM
I used to visit my father's workplace at the "other" Baltimore newspaper, located across from the Inner Harbor (pre-revitalization). It was called the News American, been gone for quite a few years now I think. We'd play chess and try not to suffer from hearing loss....MAN, that place was loud....good times...:)

There was a fourth- or fifth-story where you could on the roof, and a NARROW walkway up there, especially at that 50' above the street. I never crossed that walkway, LOL....he did it all the time, NO fear of heights at all. I don't know that I'd get the same adrenaline rush from coasters if I wasn't at least a little afraid of heights. But now, I think I'd just hafta try it, just once. Hehehe...:) *** Edited 1/30/2004 6:26:43 AM UTC by rollergator***

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Saturday, January 31, 2004 1:09 AM

rollergator said:
I used to visit my father's workplace at the "other" Baltimore newspaper, located across from the Inner Harbor (pre-revitalization). It was called the News American, been gone for quite a few years now I think.

I would guess it's been gone for well over 10 years, if not more. Yes, I live in a one paper, one edition town, which is not uncommon anymore. The Sun is very liberal (not that I don't agree with some of their viewpoints), but I understand the frustration of people who are looking for balance on the other side. The only place to find that is on the editorial page, which I read every morning.
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