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  • Crime & Punishment: Log Flume-Based Discrimination

    Crime & Punishment: Log Flume-Based Discrimination
    A 52-year-old New Haven man, whose life's passion is riding the log-like flume rides in water parks, is suing Six Flags after the company banned him from its 18 locations for life. Jay Marc Harris, known as "Flumie" and "Flume Dog" to his friends (seriously), spends his summers touring water parks. At the Six Flags in San Antonio, he allegedly approached three moms, asking to "borrow" a child for a two-person ride. He seemed to dig his hole deeper when he specified that he would "prefer a young boy." Harris, a Hasidic Jew who wears a yarmulke-like swim cap at his beloved water parks, says his religion would preclude him from riding with a girl. The security guard who kicked him out apparently found reports of Harris hiding to stay overnight in the Six Flags in Chicago and chaining himself to a tree (to prevent his eviction) at the one in Atlanta. Six Flags banned him from all their parks. Harris is suing, claiming gender and religious discrimination. "It's a tragic story in my life," he told the San Antonio Express-News, adding, "[T]heir discriminatory policy of 'a girl whines, trash the guy' will scar me for life."
  • Cyclone's Last Day Draws A Nostalgic Crowd

    Cyclone's Last Day Draws A Nostalgic Crowd
    AGAWAM, Mass. — The Cyclone roller coaster didn't go out with a bang Sunday, but there were plenty of roars as hundreds of passengers streamed to Six Flags New England for one last ride. Six Flags plans to retire the ride to make room for a new...

    Power outage at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee strands riders

    Power outage at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee strands riders
    Power was restored at the Six Flags Great America amusement park in Gurnee on Sunday after a power outage the previous evening left people stranded on rides, a spokeswoman said. The amusement park in Gurnee was planning to return to normal operations on...

    The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    Reports: Chicago Fed index of national economic activity Local earnings: Aptar Group Inc., Packaging Corp. of America Other earnings: Allergan Inc., Boise Cascade Co., Brown & Brown Inc., Hasbro Inc., Lennox International Inc., Rent-A-Center Inc., Six...

    4 injured, dozens rescued from Magic Mountain ride in Calif.

    4 injured, dozens rescued from Magic Mountain ride in Calif.
    Two dozen people, four of them slightly injured, were left stranded high off the ground after a roller coaster ride struck a tree branch at a Six Flags amusement park in southern California on Monday evening, fire officials said. The Ninja roller...