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  • National Parks Service Ranger Karen Cucurullo, places yellow police tape on a group of barricades, preventing tourists to enter the World War II memorial due to the government shutdown in Washington, DC., Wednesday, October 2, 2013.  (Andrew S Geraci/The Washington Times)

    National Park rangers ordered to keep visitors out of privately run businesses

    The National Park Service has closed privately run marinas, restaurants and inns throughout the country and in some cases even posted guards to keep people from using them during the government shutdown, arguing that it doesn't have the money, manpower or authority to let them operate.

  • Park rangers on Friday were turning away people who want to visit the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in an effort to enforce the National Park Service's decision to shut down the private establishment during the government shutdown. A Times reader sent in photos of the rangers blocking the entrance.

    Blue Ridge hotel defies Park Service shutdown

    Park rangers on Friday were turning away people who want to visit the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in an effort to enforce the National Park Service's decision to shut down the private establishment during the government shutdown.

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