The gavel came down and The Big Dipper, Geauga Lake amusement park's centerpiece roller coaster, went for $5,000 to Apex Western Machinery Movers of Akron. A shouting match erupted between the auctioneer and former ACE president Carole Sanderson over a dispute over whether or not ACE was offered the ride.
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Not alleging anything, just scratching my head.
"We are witnessing the end of an era," Norton said, just before he began the auction.
That's what he says at all of his auctions.
Interesting. Any guesses where it will end up?
The auctioneer is making false claims, ACE says, "Nope, that statement is not true."
That to me is not "stirring things up"...that is "setting the record straight."
If they were in fact not offered it, then it raises more questions than it answers.
That said, if I were an ACE member, I'd be asking a lot of questions too, not the least of which was any kind of official statement, even if it is, "We have no idea what Norton is talking about, and by the way, we did or didn't try to work with Cedar Fair to save the ride." Without that kind of statement, the club is thrown back into the Usenet nonsense of the last decade regarding its lack of transparency between its elected officials and its constituency.
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