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Amusement park rides lack oversight

...owner's manual, and the maintenance, repair and recall logs for that particular ride. The carnival owner and ride operators are supposed to become familiar with that information and how the ride operates before it is open to the public...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/11/16/let_104705.shtml
Letters
Rants and raves

...was injured at the fairgrounds, and I am praying for a swift recovery. I read that the grandparents are blaming the ride operator for not watching the riders. If they feel the operator is at fault, wouldn't they, the parents/grandparents...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2006-11-02/rants-and-raves
Metro | Rants and raves
Girl still in hospital for injury

...it was too late, and she slipped out of the bottom." Mrs. Biddings' husband, Walter, said he considers the ride operator negligent for not paying attention to the girls when they tried to get the ride halted. "It's his job to notice...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/31/met_102555.shtml
Metro
Few try to ride Orbiter

...Mr. Taylor said. "It's just a thrill ride." The Chronicle reporter reported feeling a bit sore after the ride. Operators were adamant that there be no solo riders in buckets on the Orbiter and were seen turning away someone who appeared...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/29/met_102360.shtml
Metro
Disney internships draw college students and criticism

...hotels. Omarr Cantu, who recently graduated from Texas A&M with degrees in history and communications, worked as a ride operator at the Tomorrowland Indy Speedway in the Magic Kingdom four years ago. His experience this summer is quite different...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/07/05/bus_457834.shtml
Business
Defense attacks case against Michael Jackson

...ranch when Jackson was away and could get into Jackson's bedroom without permission, Mesereau said. At one point a ride operator found the boys at the top of a Ferris Wheel they had started, and they were throwing things at elephants in Jackson's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/02/ent_445811.shtml
Things to Do
Rock-climbing, now a game at fairs - and a safety concern

...budget doesn't provide adequate funding for the permit program for climbing walls, but it sent out fliers to fair ride operators. For those who climb real cliffs and mountains, the portable walls are a conundrum. On one hand, they may introduce...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/28/liv_398687.shtml
Life & style
What's hot on the World Wide Web: Merry melodies and Disney tunes

...can learn the lyrics to that tune, as well as to all the other ride-along ditties that have driven more than one ride operator to seek the quiet and solace of a padded cell for the balance of their lives. The Disney Ride Lyric Database will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/04/28/tec_207470.shtml
XXX Technology
What's hot on the World Wide Web: Merry melodies and Disney tunes

...can learn the lyrics to that tune, as well as to all the other ride-along ditties that have driven more than one ride operator to seek the quiet and solace of a padded cell for the balance of their lives. The Disney Ride Lyric Database will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/04/27/tec_207420.shtml
XXX Technology
Coaster decapitates teenager at Six Flags

...amputated and undergo subsequent surgeries. State officials blame a faulty cable and slow response by an amusement park ride operator in the accident. Her family is suing Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, saying the park failed to maintain the ride and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/29/met_463954.shtml
Metro