lol if u listen closley u can hear me say “ohh my mother fucking god” lol we were at the county fair and scared out of our shorts!
I am doing a project and I have to describe the difference between a roller coaster with a boomerang and a coaster with a corkscrew. HELP!
The Nebraska State Patrol played games at the State Fair Friday afternoon.
With stuffed SpongeBobs and bears and smiling bananas as their audience, they threw basketballs into hoops and softballs at bottles.
They lifted sunglasses-wearing rubber ducks out of their pond to inspect their bottoms.
They did this to make sure the State Fair games were fair.
And they seemed to have fun.
"It can be won," Sgt. Tom Reinhart announced after taking out a yellow balloon with a dart at the Treasure Chest.
"One try, Reinhart?" someone asked, impressed.
"One try," he said.
Reinhart has been doing this for more than 20 years. He’s learned how to win because the operators have told him how. They’ve showed him the sweet spots to aim for, the arc he needs to throw, all the hints to win.
Reinhart had no trouble at Tubs of Fun, either, even though the sign warns the tubs were altered to have more bounce.
His three big balls each stayed inside the tub.
But Investigator Jeff Ward’s balls didn’t.
"That wasn’t ‘Tubs of Fun,’" he said, smiling. "That was irritating."
Ward’s main job was to photograph the owners and operators of each game, along with their driver’s licenses, to make sure they weren’t wanted in other states.
The troopers made sure the games were games of skill, not gambling.
They made sure there were no drug paraphernalia as prizes, or prizes that look like real guns or knives.
They had the owners of the Duck Pond darken the letters on the bottom of their ducks, so kids had a better chance of winning.
(Hint: You can see those letters when the ducks float over the mirrors at the bottom of the pond. "L" means large prize. "S" means small.)
They asked the owners of the basketball games to slide the foul lines closer to the hoops, to make it easier for people to win.
They make sure the rules were posted and clear.
The State Patrol has inspected games at the State Fair for at least 25 years, Reinhart said. They usually don’t find problems, because those vendors don’t come back.
Sgt. Al Theobald tried the Machine Guns.
The goal is to shoot out the red star in the middle of the paper target. If any red remains, you lose.
(Hint: You have to shoot AROUND the star, says Debra Harrison of Long Island, N.Y., who works this game. Don’t hit the red.)
"The young kids, they all go Rambo on it," she said. "I go, ‘Slow down. Take your time.’"
Sgt. Reinhart had a real gun on him.
"If I use my .45," he joked, "I’ll knock that star right out of there."
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GILBERT — Frogs were not the only thing flying Thursday at the frog-flipping booth at the West End Fair. Some fairgoers may have been getting high, too.
Hollender operated the booth where rubber frogs are catapulted onto lily pads for prizes. Meanwhile, several doors down at the DA’s booth, where various law enforcement officials were set up, a tipster told police the booth operator was selling marijuana.
Undercover detectives walked over to the stand at around 3:30 p.m. and played the frog game.
During the game, police allege, Hollender mentioned to the detectives that she had marijuana for sale.
According to a police statement, the detectives made a buy and arranged for another purchase later in the day. At 5:30 p.m., detectives say they returned and purchased more marijuana from Hollender, authorities allege. She was then arrested.
There were plenty of officers on scene to assist, many from the nearby District Attorney’s booth. Along with the Monroe County DA detectives unit, Stroud Area Regional Police, Pocono Mountain Regional Police and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department assisted with the arrest.
Hollender, originally from Kresgeville, had been living with the carnival, according to the district attorney’s office.
She was charged with possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. The investigation is ongoing and more charges against Hollender are possible.
She is in Monroe County Correctional Facility in lieu of $10,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is set for Friday at 10 a.m. in front of Magisterial District Judge Debbie York.
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