Video of "Petrified" coaster riders at CP

Friday, August 15, 2003 5:33 PM
Got this article sent to me today it shows a 11year old boys video of coaster rider's getting down from coaster yesterday because of blackout. Title of story is "Boy catches video of petrified roller coaster riders".

http://www.newsnet5.com/news/2409465/detail.html

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Friday, August 15, 2003 6:06 PM
I wonder how much he got for that video.

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Friday, August 15, 2003 6:23 PM
Rofl! When ads collide. When I looked at the story, it had an ad above the article saying: "Sponsored link: Cedar Point Sandusky Ohio. Discount tickets. Save money, and never wait at the gate again!"

As for the story, yeesh... sensationalistic garbage at its best :b

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Friday, August 15, 2003 7:10 PM
Not to be rude. His parents must be proud, such a nice picture of their son.
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Friday, August 15, 2003 7:31 PM
This begs the question, is it more "petrifying" to ride a roller coaster, or evacuate it. I'm sure that'll be a sweeps piece for this news station next year.

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 5:47 AM
I don't get it - is he a hero for having the video? I guess I could understand if WEWS wanted to use the footage as part of their story, but why is the story about the kid himself?

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 6:24 AM
...because it's poorly written.
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Saturday, August 16, 2003 12:58 PM
I've been more and more disappointed with the quality of what they've been doing in the news department at WEWS for the last six months. It's like their producers have gone stupid or something. Their coverage was especially bad during the blackout. WKYC (where the Webmaster contributes stories to CoasterBuzz :)) has really turned things around, and with their new station has great technical quality in addition to good content. Tim White is Cleveland's premier new anchor, a real class act on the air.

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 1:11 PM

Rides such as the Corkscrew were left frozen with petrified riders forced to catwalk their way to safety.

Does this sound to you like they're trying to imply that riders were forced to climb the ride to get off? They're STEPS. Like the kind in your house. There's a railing next to them. ------------------
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Saturday, August 16, 2003 3:04 PM
Hey Jeff, I have always liked WKYC when it comes to news in Cleveland with Channel 19/43 coming in second. I think Fox 8 is terrible and Newschannel 5 is even worse.

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 4:35 PM
19/43 is crap. I have a friend that's a photog there. He calls it "reAction news" since all they do is read the Plain Dealer and follow up on their stories. 3 has come a long way. Back in the tabloid-style days circa '93 or '94 they were crap too.

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 7:09 PM
Guess thats why CP does not allow people to videotape unless aurthorized.

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 8:17 PM
ive always thought fox wasnt bad at all....id say
1. wkyc nbc
2. wjw fox 8
3. wews abc
4. woio & wuab 19/43

and you cant forget about the akron news on pax...lol

is that against the TOS^ lol....oh well

this story is a good example of how pointless the news usually is. they just talk about stupid stuff that no one cares about. i dont know thats just my opinion.

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Saturday, August 16, 2003 9:39 PM
That was pretty funny, they are just steps.

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 1:58 AM
Oh geez. People get stuck on a coaster and think it's the end of the world. This sort of reminds me when there are talks of a tornado and all of a sudden the local grocery stores are mobbed.

I am glad I visited Wednesday. :-) The heat has been especially bad here in Ohio the last few days so I can sympathize with that. :-(

-Tina


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Sunday, August 17, 2003 4:18 AM
Magnum XL 2000? They didn't even get the name right.

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 4:54 AM
The local paper around my parts (Erie Times News) had a small picture and caption about Magnum, you can see it here.

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 8:33 AM
Hmmph. I have still photos I took of a walkdown on Legend. Top bidder gets the pics. I'll start the bidding at a nickel.

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 9:17 AM
I have the memory of being on The Legend when the bell fell at SRM 2002. I'll start the buiding at a penny to tell the story. ;)

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Sunday, August 17, 2003 11:46 AM

coastingohio said:
ive always thought fox wasnt bad at all...

Yeah, nothing says journalism like lead stories about lesbian alien hookers! I can't understand why they don't have any Emmy awards for that.

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