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Why You Should Hire An Estate Law Attorney In Bel Air Md Today

byAlma Abell

No one wants to think about the eventual end of their life, but it is something that’s going to occur eventually. You’re going to want to be prepared so that if you do pass your family will be taken care of and your assets will be distributed the way you want them to be. While you can write a will on your own, it may not be upheld in court after you pass. Instead, you’re going to want to work with an Estate Law Attorney in Bel Air MD to create your will.

Each state and county has different regulations for wills, and it’s important to follow all of these to ensure your will is going to be upheld after you pass. It can be hard to know all of the local, state and federal laws for wills, so you’re going to want to work with an Estate Law Attorney. They know all of the laws that will pertain to your will and they can ensure you’re following all of them. This way, you know your will is going to be upheld and followed exactly after you pass.

The other thing your attorney can help you with is ensuring everything else is prepared in case you pass. This means making sure any estates are paid off, there are no liens against your assets, and that you don’t have any other problems that would get in the way of your estate being settled. They can also help you create a living will to dictate what should happen if you are unable to care for yourself or let people know what you want. This is something you’ll want to have if you are ever on life support, as it will let your caregivers know if you wish to be kept on life support or not.

There’s a lot that needs to be written into a will, and you’re going to want to be sure it follows the law exactly to ensure there’s no problems after you pass. While you may not want to start thinking of all of this now, it’s a good thing to go ahead and cover just in case the unexpected happens. Contact us today to be sure your will is written correctly and in accordance with the laws.

UK seeks pardon for executed World War I soldiers

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The UK Defence Secretary Des Browne has announced a plan to seek approval from Parliament to grant a group pardon to more than 300 British soldiers executed during the First World War for offences such as cowardice and desertion.

The proposed pardon will include the case of Pte. Harry Farr, whose family had appealed to the Defence Secretary to grant a full, posthumous pardon. The Ministry of Defence informed the family lawyers of the decision hours before making a public announcement.

Farr’s family members said in a statement that they were “overwhelmed”.

The government proposes to pardon all those executed in World War I under the Army Act 1881 and the Indian Army Act 1911, for what are considered “battlefield offences”, such as cowardice or desertion, which may have been influenced by the stress of the battle. The proposal involves several Commonwealth and former colonial countries whose troops also fought alongside British troops. Mr. Browne said that he intends to introduce a suitable amendment to the current Armed Forces Bill to request Parliament’s approval.

Announcing the plan, Mr. Browne said, “I am conscious of how the families of these men feel today. They have had to endure a stigma for decades. […] I believe it is appropriate to seek a statutory pardon.”

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Early morning fire kills four New York group home residents

Sunday, March 22, 2009

After an early morning fire began, four out of the nine people living at the Riverview Individual Residential Alternative group home located in Wells, New York were killed by the blaze. The Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services Office, which supervises the home, told the media that the fire started at approximately 5:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time. Two staff members were at the home at the time, who safely evacuated four of the five survivors.

The names of the residents killed in the fire were not able to be released due to New York’s Mental Hygiene Law, but are able to be identified as two adult men, aged 32 and 52, and two adult women, aged 43 and 60. A 71-year-old male was injured in the fire, and was taken to a hospital in Utica, a nearby city. The other four residents have been relocated to an unnamed group home. Both staff members are also being examined at the hospital.

“On behalf of all New Yorkers, I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to the families, loved ones and friends of the four victims and to continue to pray for the full recovery of those five people and two staff members who survived this incident. I also want to express my thanks and appreciation for the first responders and volunteers who worked swiftly and diligently to respond to this tragedy,” David Patterson, the governor of New York, said to the media.

The exact cause of the fire has yet to be determined. However, the New York Civil Liberties Union stated that “the blaze appears to have been an electrical fire and the sprinkler system was knocked out immediately.” They also called for “an immediate investigation into the causes of and contributing factors of the fire.”

The New York State Department of State Office of Fire Prevention and Control is currently investigating the causes of the blaze, with help from New York State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities.

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Tom Cruise parody site defiant in face of Scientology threats, demands its day in court

Saturday, October 29, 2005

The Church of Scientology “cease and desist” order isssued last month to the New Zealand owner of a Tom Cruise parody website called scienTOMogy demanded they shut down the site, and transfer ownership to the Church, or face a lawsuit of up to $100,000.

The website responded on Saturday by stating, “Their claims are completely frivolous” and that “scienTOMogy.info is a parody site showing the recent lunacy of Tom Cruise—confusion of any kind with their site is literally impossible… We’re keeping our domain… see you in court.”

On September 14, the Church’s law firm, Moxon & Kobrin, responded via email that the scienTOMogy website domain was an infringement of their trademark that would cause a “likelihood of confusion” with their own, and thereby broke federal law. Specifically, the Church cited the Lanham Act, 15 U.S.C. ? 1125(a).

The Lanham Act contains the federal statutes governing trademark law in the United States. The Church would have to prove factors such as “proof of actual confusion”, “product types, proximity and marketing”, “their respective appearance and meanings”, and “(bad) intention behind selecting the mark”.

Glen Stollery, the website’s owner hit back at the Church by stating, “We have researched this and believe their claims are completely without merit. The church can provide no proof as to any confusion regarding the sites. For instance, scientology.info does not even exist, so compared to scienTOMogy.info it is hardly a matter of someone hitting the wrong key. We also have a Full Disclaimer at the top of the front page and in the website’s meta-tags stating that there is no connection between ourselves and the church. Not to mention the fact that the site is completely non-commercial in nature, and does not generate a single cent of revenue nor offers any services of any kind. It is a parody site showing the recent lunacy of Tom Cruise—confusion of any kind with their site is literally impossible.”

Stollery continues “The non-commercial use of a trademark as the domain name of a website—the subject of which is consumer commentary about the products and services represented by the mark—does not constitute infringement under the Lanham Act.” Bosley Medical Institute v. Kremer (9th Cir., Apr. 4, 2005). In this instance, we are even one step further removed as their trademark is “scientology” not “scienTOMogy” Their claims are completely frivolous.”

If this is the case then it would not be the first time the law firm would be found guilty of filing frivolous complaints. In 1994, Helena Kobrin of Moxon & Kobrin, counsel for the Church of Scientology, was ordered to pay sanctions in the total sum of $17,775 for filing a frivolous complaint in federal court. Stollery states on his website that he believes this is simply a way of “scaring any critics into instantly backing down at the prospect of costly lawsuits regardless of their innocence.” In closing he says to the church “I’m calling your bluff. File your lawsuit we’re keeping our domain… see you in court”

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The Frist Green City Baby Jewelry Contest Was Held In Zhengzhou

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May 29 in Zhengzhou, Kam Hung International Jewelry Shopping Center (hereinafter referred to as “Jin Wang”) ushered in the first anniversary celebration, a variety of colorful activities attract the attention of public concern, and is full of a Gem; the same time, by the Orient today reported that gold and silver jewelry in Henan Province Quality Supervision, Inspection Station co-host, Zhou Dasheng jewelry, Oriental King Yu, Kheng Leong and co jewelry, “Kam Hong jewelry Cup” the first green city jewelry baby contest finals are held here, a warm atmosphere.

Kam Hong jewelry market gaps filled, May 28, 2009, Kam Hong festive opening. Opening ceremony, former vice governor of Henan Province, Wang Mingyi said Kam Hong emergence of the international jewelry shopping, filling the lack of large-scale high-end jewelry market in our province the blank, on the integration of our province is important jewelry industry.

Wang Mingyi remarks with perhaps the incentive, now, Jin Wang Henan jewelry industry has become a

window, where the industry can get the latest jewelry industry products, information, information; Kam Hung has become a good jewelry trading platform, they the jewelry raw materials, processing, management, exhibition and auction part of the integration, the formation of the central effects of trade center jewelry industry; Jin Wang has truly become a treasure, with more than 60 jewelry brand, a collection of gold, platinum, jade and other 20- variety Format, is a real professional, high-end jewelry market.

On May 29, 2010 AM, Kam Hung International Jewelry Shopping first anniversary of the series of celebrations kicked off, many businesses actively involved in the brand, their activities can be described as colorful.

If the main store here, the East Jin-yu, Lai Cheong Jewellery, Golden Harvest gold, jewelry Dengjun Thatcher introduced the 288 yuan / gram of cheap gold, in which the East Jin Yu also introduced 10 thousand feet per day of gold jewelry and more by 280 yuan / gram of super-cheap sale. Opening day, is surrounded by several gold counter full of customers.

Meanwhile, all at Kam Hong jewelry customers spending 1,529 yuan, with shopping the day to participate in small-ticket raffle. In addition, in order to meet the first anniversary celebration, and many brands also launched a number of businesses 5 off special offers, where customers can enjoy the preferential admission activities. According to reports, the celebrations over a hundred million in sales revenue.

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May 29 afternoon, “Kam Hong jewelry Cup” the first green city jewelry baby contest finals, when everyone’s expectations in unveiled. 25 Finalists by “walking down the catwalk jewelry” and “talent show” two aspects, presented the “jewelry with beauty,” the ingenious combination, and the use of songs, dance forms, his beautiful young, shiny side presented to us.

In the jewelry catwalks stage, the players wearing Zhou Taisheng, Eastern Jin Yu, Li Chang, were cases in San broad boutique brands such as jewelry jewelry, shiny, shiny. Favorite family ornaments such as Zhou Dasheng 18K White Gold Diamond Nvjie, inlaid with three heart-shaped melon, durable beautiful with age, this shows the love of the mother; happy moment of love for the white 18K gold diamond jewelry on the ring, layered structure, but also rotation, novel and unique, but also can be engraved with the date of rotating parts, wear on their body, with the happy moment of their own records, the sacred and romantic.

There are 18K white gold diamond friendship pendant, round design, full but agile, and a product of two styles may come and go, fashion generous. The Eastern Jin Yu Jade glass kind of package, Dragon Stone glass kind of necklace jewelry, worn on the players body, pure and bright, natural, Toshikazu without losing the elegant, active and dignified. Jade St. broad suite provided, full glass kind of Guanyin Tsui, Hang Mei Sik kinds of Buddha and other jewelry sets, fine texture, fine, elegant, elegant and generous. In the next stage of the talent show contestants through songs, dance, poetry recitation and other performances, the judges did her best to win praise and favor.

Competition came to an end, the results also will baked selection: Wei Jing, S. & T., Rodin received the highest points, runners-up, Zhao Fangfang, Hu Kun, Xu Zhujun, Li Zhi was the best performing sub-award, best temperament, Best vitality, Best Personality Award, while the remaining finalists are Memorial Award finalists. Zhou Dasheng jewelry marketing director Huzhong Lei, Jin Wang Yang Hui, general manager of the international jewelry shopping, Eastern Jin Hao Yu Henan operations center manager presented the prizes to the winners and certificates. As for the attention of 100,000 yuan jewelry prize, of course, none other than non-champions Jing Wei.

Wei Jing Jewelry Baby Champion

In the “Kam Hong jewelry Cup” competition in the baby’s first green city jewelry, Jing Wei won the champion title of the undoubtedly become the most high-profile people. Wei Jing was born in 1983, 13 years old, were recruited into the special forces. Later, after their own efforts, admitted to the Armed Police Institute of Politics. The current military cadres, Wei Jing direct a unit serving in Henan Province.

Arena, Wei Jing has with peers, not the same as the mature and calm. Baby contest in the finals of the jewelry process, both in jewelry catwalks stage, or in individual talent show stage, Wei Jing’s face was filled with a sweet smile, delivered to people is a sense of confidence and vitality.

Especially in the talent show stage, Wei Jing own through a dance of “Yi flower?”, Flexible skill, graceful, so that the audience and the judges are inspired. Wei Jing, said that she normally would particularly like art, when the army had won the highest award art “armed Arts Award”, after changing jobs to participate in Hebei TV’s “Passion 99,” also entered the quarterfinals. As for the thoughts on this competition, Wei Jing sighed: “Through this competition, feel the deep culture of Central Plains. Art is shared, and all walks of life need to learn from each other between and communication.”

Baby Jewelry Runner-Up S. & T

Baby Jewelry in this competition activities, won the runner-up in the S. & T. is a talented woman. Why? The scene in the game, other players, or singing or dancing, she is brought to you calligraphy show, refreshing. Brush of a few, “their prime” four cursive characters leap off the paper, skilled smooth, the audience suddenly burst into warm applause.

S. & T. was born in 1987, graduated from Zhengzhou Information Engineering Institute, currently a large business group to do secretarial work. Understand Converting Mechanism childhood like calligraphy and painting in particular, during the school has won calligraphy and painting category grand prize. After graduating in 2007, she deliberately coach in the Henan Branch of China Calligraphers Association, chairman of the national flag as a teacher, accepted the formal study of calligraphy.

“This is my first draft pick this game.” S. & T., said, competition is an elegant baby jewelry, fashion activities, and, jewelry and calligraphy is a symbol of traditional Chinese culture, there are many points of integration. It also became her enrollment jewelry baby contest power.

Baby Jewelry Third Rodin

Rodin, a tall, beautiful and generous girl, baby jewelry in Greentown Competition Finals, relying on jewelry and individual talent show?? Hand dance “Yu Zhi Song”, conquered the audience and the judges, won the enthusiastic applause, and gains a third of this competition.

No wonder she can get more good results. Rodin was born in 1987, the Nanjing Arts Institute in Professional Medial main attack, in Beijing after graduation to do a modeling agency model coach. Earlier this year, Luo Dangang to Zhengzhou, to coincide with the jewelry baby contest under way, so do not hesitate to report the names.

To participate in this themed jewelry jewelery baby contest, had knowledge of the jewelry is not a familiar Rodin, began catching jewelry knowledge and master skills in jewelry display. She said, mainly to his own temperament and image and fashion jewelry and achieve the perfect combination of content, so as to better display the individual character and charm of elegant luxury jewelry.

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Child abuse case in West Virginia ends in jail time

Friday, September 15, 2006

A 35-year old woman, Venus Critchfield of Philipippi, West Virginia, United States was convicted of child abuse and sentenced to two to six years in prison.

Critchfield was accused of beating her stepchildren with boards, and using hooks and ropes to secure them and force them to stand for long periods of time. Critchfield also forced the children to continuously eat food and drink, and then eat their own vomit. Her stepson, now aged 17, described the abuse in court.

Circuit Judge Alan D. Moats called this the worst case he has seen in 30 years. “You have never been a mother. You are the antithesis of everything that is a mother.” Moats said in court.

The abuse involved all six of Critchfield’s children, however only some were willing to testify against her.

Critchfield pleaded guilty and was convicted of two counts of child abuse, with injury. The charges pertained to abuse committed from January 2001 until January 2002. She was sentenced to the maximum possible term.

State welfare services had removed the children, now 11-16 years old, from the Critchfields’ care in previous cases.

Jenning Brian Critchfield, the father, is currently serving a 3-15 year sentence for abuse.

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Wikinews interviews biologist Chris Simon about periodical cicadas

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

In May, periodical cicadas with 17 years life cycle emerged on the East Coast of the USA after underground development as juveniles since 1996. Researchers and scientists worked to map and study the rare wave, and the locals prepared for the noisy event. First recorded in 1666, the Magicicada septendecim species recently emerged in 1979, 1996, this year, with a next wave due in 2030.

This week, Wikinews interviewed Chris Simon, an ecology and evolutionary biologist at University of Connecticut, about the cicadas.

((Wikinews)) What caused your initial interest in periodical cicadas?

Chris Simon: As an undergraduate student, I was interested in the formation of species so when I went to graduate school I looked for a study organism that was likely to be in the process of forming new species. I chose periodical cicadas because they are broken up into reproductively isolated broods (or year classes). Reproductive isolation leads to speciation so I planned to study biochemical differences among the broods.

((WN)) You study the emergence of the periodical cicadas. What do you study? What observations are you making?

CS: We record exactly where each cicada population emerges (using GPS automated mapping and crowd sourcing). We record the presence or absence of each of the three morphologically distinct species groups of periodical cicadas (Decim group, Cassini group, and Decula group). We collect specimens for DNA analysis. We look for cicadas coming up one and four years early and late. We dig up cicada nymphs and monitor their growth rates.

((WN)) What equipment do you use?

CS: Nets, shovels, automated GPS recorders, cameras, laptop computers, automated DNA sequencers.

((WN)) Do you study the periodical cicadas with anyone else? What is their role?

CS: Yes, there are a large number of people studying periodical cicadas in my lab and in other labs. My lab is made up of Research Scientists, Postdoctoral Researchers, a technician, graduate students, and undergraduates. Research Scientist John Cooley is the leader of the GPS mapping project; he invented the automated GPS recorder; he built our crowd-sourcing website, and he is instrumental in public outreach. Postdoctoral research David Marshall also participates in the mapping project and leads the part of the research related to the mapping of stragglers. John and Dave and Technician Kathy Hill all study periodical cicada mating behavior and conduct mating and hybridization experiments. One of my graduate students Beth Wade has participated in the nymph collections and will soon start genetic work involving genome wide association mapping designed to locate genes related to life cycle. My graduate student Russ Meister is studying the genes of the bacterial endosymbionts of cicadas. My current undergraduate honors student Erin Dwyer is also studying the development of Magicicada nymphs and is helping to design a lab exercise for college students around the eastern US to do the same. Many of my past undergraduate students have studied the biochemical genetics and development of periodical cicadas. See the Simon Lab website.
CS: We are collaborating with Teiji Sota at the University Kyoto and Jin Yoshimura at Shizuoka University in Japan. They are studying the phylogeography of Magicicada. We are collaborating with John McCutcheon of the University of Montana who is studying the endosymbiont genomes.
CS: We are also collaborating with ecologists Rick Karban and Louie Yang, both professors at UC Davis who have an interest in cicada population dynamics and nutrient cycling in the ecosystem.

((WN)) You studied the periodical cicadas in 1979 and 1996 too. What changes with time?

CS: I have studied periodical cicadas since I was a student back in 1974. What changes with time is increased human development constantly shrinking the patch size of cicada populations.

((WN)) What are your thoughts on the long life span of the periodical cicadas? Why could it be so? What advantages and what disadvantages does it have?

CS: Most or all cicadas have long life cycles compared to your typical annual insect. Examples have been found of two-year to 9-year cycles in different species. Periodical cicadas evolved an even-longer life cycle and I think that part of this relates to the evolution of their synchronized life cycles and peculiar safety-in-numbers strategy for survival. To become synchronized, periodical cicadas had to evolve an exact length life cycle and all adults would have to appear in the same year. Because the nymphs grow at different rates underground, a longer life cycle and a way of counting years must have evolved so that the individuals that get to the last nymphal (underground juvenile) stage first would wait long enough for all other individuals in the population to become ready to emerge.

((WN)) News reports mention this is ‘Brood II’ of the periodical cicadas. What are the distinctive features of this specific species and what is its full scientific name?

CS: The same species exist in multiple broods. No species is restricted to Brood II. The three species present in Brood II are: Magicicada septendecim, M. cassini, and M. septendecula. These same three species are found in every 17-year brood (except the farthest north which only has M. septendecim).

((WN)) At what depth do the cicadas juveniles live underground?

CS: Most live within the top foot of soil but some have been found deeper. We do not know if they go deeper in winter. We need to do much more digging to understand the nymphs.

((WN)) How do people prepare for the cicada emergence?

CS: Of course various people prepare in different ways. Ideally, everyone prepares by studying information available on the web (especially on our websites Magicicada Central and Magicicada.org).

((WN)) Do cicadas affect transport in the local area?

CS: No, not really. Occasionally individuals can be seeing flying across highways and sometimes they smash into cars.

((WN)) Do cicadas usually stay outside or do they also invade houses too?

CS: They stay outside. One might accidentally fly in through an open window but that would be rare.

((WN)) What do the cicadas eat?

CS: Cicadas suck xylem fluid (the watery fluid coming up from the roots of plants) in deciduous forest trees and herbs. Essential amino acids in the cicada diet are supplied by their bacterial endosymbionts. There are two species of endosymbionts. One makes 8 essential amino acids and one makes two essential amino acids.

((WN)) Do cicadas damage crops or city vegetation? What damage?

CS: Cicadas do not chew leave so they do not damage crops like other insects. They can inflict some damage by their egg laying. Cicadas lay eggs in pencil-sized tree branches. If there are not enough branches available, too many female cicadas may lay eggs in a single branch weakening it and making it susceptible to breakage by wind. This can sometimes cause damage in fruit orchards. If the branches break, the eggs die so this behavior is selected against by natural selection.

((WN)) Thank you.

CS: You’re welcome. I am happy to have this opportunity to communicate with your readers!
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Man charged with assaulting British singer Leona Lewis

Friday, October 16, 2009

A man has been arrested and charged after the assault of British singer Leona Lewis, which occurred on Wednesday. The attacker turned out to be 29-year-old Peter Kowalczyk, who suffers from a health condition called anaemia, which causes a reduction from the normal number of red blood cells. The condition also causes a decrease in oxygen-binding ability. His parents said that it “affects his state of mind”. He had also been suffering from a series of psychological problems, of which he was getting music therapy for from the National Health Service (NHS).

It was thought that he attacked Leona Lewis out of envy because she had won the third series of The X Factor UK, whereas he was turned down from the show, according to British tabloid The Sun. On Wednesday, Leona was signing copies of her autobiography “Dreams” for attending fans in a Waterstone’s book specialist store in the Piccadilly region of London, England. Kowalczyk was believed to be waiting for five hours to get an autobiography signing. When he did attack Lewis, he was immediately wrestled to the ground by security guards at the scene, while Leona was escorted away. The attack left a large bruise on her head.

Peter has been arrested and charged with assault. He was placed into a psychiatric hospital and sectioned under the Mental Health Act 2007 on Thursday. As a result of this incident, Leona Lewis has cancelled a trip to Germany, where she would have signed more copies of her autobiography. The 24-year-old singer is now being cared for in her East London home by Jo and Maria, her parents, and is also being comforted by Lou Al-Chaama, her boyfriend. It has been reported that Kowalczyk is due to appear in a court in late October 2009.

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No Hot Water? Call An Expert To Install Your New Unit

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Nothing can be more frustrating than waking up in the morning to a cold shower, other than finding out your water heater needs to be replaced. A water heater is significant for supplying hot water to your sinks, showers, and washing machines. Unfortunately, they do have a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years before they need to be replaced. If your unit has stopped working or has exceeded the expected lifespan, you should consult with an expert about water heater replacement in Burlingame, CA. They have the knowledge and tools required to safely install your new device for you.

Importance of Hiring a Plumber to Replace Your Water Heater

When you require water heater replacement in Burlingame, CA it is imperative to call in a professional to complete the work. A skilled technician will have years of experience working with a variety of water heaters. They will know how to quickly install the new device and the safety measures required to prevent any damage while working on the new unit. A certified plumber will make sure your unit is working properly before they leave to prevent any issues after the device is installed. Another reason you should hire a professional, most water heaters is required by the manufacturer to be installed by an expert to help keep the warranty intact.

Enjoy a Nice Warm Shower Again with a Trusted Name

When your water heater needs to be replaced, you want to have a new one installed quickly to prevent disruption in your daily life. You do not want to spend days or even weeks having to take a cold shower while you wait for the new unit to be installed. County Consumer Plumbing Service and Repair Group offers a variety of contractors that provide emergency services to help you have a functioning water heater again immediately.

Top Thrill Dragster roller coaster in Ohio, US permanently closed following serious accident

Friday, September 9, 2022

On Tuesday, September 6, Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio, United States announced that Top Thrill Dragster, the second tallest-roller coaster in the world, has permanently closed. The ride was the first full-circut strata coaster, a roller coaster exceeding a 400 feet (122 m) height limit, in the world.

Director of communications at Cedar Point, Tony Clark, released a statement that “after 19 seasons in operation … the world’s first strata coaster, Top Thrill Dragster … is being retired.”

The news comes after an accident on August 15, 2021, when an L-shaped bracket fell on the head of a guest in the queue line, causing a serious brain injury and leading to the closure of the attraction for the rest of the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The bracket was later identified as a sensor used to detect where the cars were on the track.

The park was cleared by Ohio officials in February 2022 of any wrong-doing or of having reason to believe that the ride was unsafe before operation. Prior to the August 2021 accident, two guest-related accidents occurred on the attraction.

Although the ride has been retired in its current form, park officials have stated that they are working on “creating a new and reimagined ride experience.” It was not confirmed if it was the accident that led to the permanent closure of the attraction.

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