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The Esquire Network is delaying its launch until summer

Ilan Hall and Anthony Bourdain fans will just have to wait a little longer for Esquire to serve up Knife Fight and The Getaway. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Esquire has delayed their launch date, with plans to premiere over the summer.

Originally the G4 Network, NBC Universal planned to turn the network into Esquire on April 22, with Knife Fightpremiering April 23. Once the network found more opportunities with original programming, however, network officials pushed the debut.

"In order to give our viewers a more substantial program offering that showcases the breadth of the Esquire Network, we are pushing our rebrand to the summer," Esquire Network general manager Adam Stotsky said in a statement.

In addition to previously announced Knife Fight and The Getaway, original shows will also include How I Rock It, American Field Trip with photojournalist Matt Hranek, and a fifth season of American Ninja Warrior. Not bad, but we wanted to know what it's like to party with Joel McHale before planning our summer vacays.


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WATCH: Store clerk's machete fends off knife-wielding robbery suspects

An Alabama gas station clerk defends himself with a machete when two alleged robbers pull out knives and demand he hand over the cash in the register, shocking surveillance video shows.

The Huntsville Police Department released the footage of the March 16 incident, which took place at a Conoco convenience store at 3:15 a.m.

It shows a man, later identified by authorities as 32-year-old Seth Holcomb, advancing on an unnamed store clerk with a knife, when the clerk pulls out a much larger knife of his own.

The fight begins behind the counter with the two men swinging their blades at each other. They spill out through the front of the store, knocking down shelves, and end up outside, in the gas station’s fill-up area.

The clerk and a second suspect fight outside the store, where the clerk bashed their getaway car so that police could recognize it. (Huntsville Police Department via Storyful)

A second suspect, a 33-year-old woman later identified as Laney Nicholson, appears near the getaway car as the clerk chases her accomplice out of the store. She allegedly pulls out a knife of her own and begins fighting the clerk.

“During that time, Holcomb has the presence of mind to go back in the store and take the cash drawer out of the register,” Lt. Michael Johnson told North Alabama's WAFF-TV.

While Holcomb is inside getting the cash, the machete-wielding clerk pounds the getaway car, smashing the windshield and other windows. He later told police he wanted to “visibly mark” the car so police could “easily recognize it.”

Seth Holcomb, 32, and Laney Nicholson, 33, were arrested and may face up to life in prison if convicted of first-degree robbery. (Huntsville Police Department)

The suspects were initially able to make their escape, but police arrested them a short time later. The suspects and the clerk were all treated for minor cuts on their hands, AL.com reported.

Holcomb and Nicholson were both charged with first-degree robbery and criminal mischief on top of individual charges of theft of property and assault, Newsweek reported. Since first-degree robbery is a Class A felony in Alabama, they could face up to life in prison if convicted.


Gangsta Rappers Daz and Kurupt Are Striking Out on Their Own With a Controversial Debut Album, but Will Time Warner and Critics Be Able to . . . : Corral the Dogg Pound?

Gangsta rappers Delmar “Daz” Arnaud and Ricardo “Kurupt” Brown, better known as Tha Dogg Pound, are on the prowl again.

The Los Angeles duo, who broke into the music business working with their mentors Dr. Dre and Snoop Doggy Dogg, have been holed up in a recording studio since May. Their highly anticipated debut, “Dogg Food,” is scheduled to be released next month on Death Row Records, which is distributed by Interscope--half of which is owned by Time Warner.

The media giant has been at the center of the latest controversy over rap music since May when U.S. Senate Majority leader and presidential candidate Bob Dole (R-Kan.) and other critics launched a crusade to stop Time Warner from selling “violent and sexually degrading” rap music.

Pressure on the conglomerate is certain to escalate next month when Daz and Kurupt release their record, rife with potentially offensive lyrics, that is expected to enter the national pop chart at No. 1. Sources say Time Warner is so nervous about the album that the firm asked representatives for the rap duo to postpone its release.

Daz and Kurupt not only turned down the request, last week the headstrong rappers started filming a TV ad to tout the project. The 30-second spot--planned for broadcast during prime time early next month on the Fox TV network--is an uncommon practice in pop music promotion. The ad depicts a prison revolt in which the rap duo transform into pit bulls, attack a guard and drive off in a getaway car full of women.

“You know what I have to say to your boy Bob Dole and all those other fools who are running their mouths off?” said Daz, the 22-year-old cousin of Snoop Doggy Dogg, during a break from filming at a sound stage in Culver City. “I say, ‘You handle your business, Bob, and we’ll handle ours. Ain’t no way you can stop us. Our record is on its way, and whether you like it or not, it’s going to be huge.’ ”

Echoing his partner’s defiant stance, Kurupt scoffed at the notion that Tha Dogg Pound should alter its music to pacify the corporation or its political foes.

“Our music is about as raw and uncut as it gets,” said Kurupt, also 22, tugging at a bar on the cellblock set. “Anybody who got upset in the past over so-called gangsta rap is going to get real hot about the stuff we’re about to put out. We believe in free speech, man, and we ain’t holding nothing back.”

A representative for Time Warner said Monday that the company had no knowledge of the TV ad, which is being financed by Death Row Records. Time Warner also denied that its officials asked to postpone release of Tha Dogg Pound album.

If Time Warner does balk at releasing the record, it could be considered a breach of its contract with Interscope, the Westwood-based record label that distributes music by Death Row, the nation’s most lucrative rap firm.

Headed by Marion (Suge) Knight and Andre (Dr. Dre) Young, Death Row has built its reputation on the phenomenal success of Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre. The label has sold more than $100 million in music and merchandise since 1992 to rap fans around the world.

Warner Music Group Chairman Michael Fuchs has said the company has yet to decide how it will resolve questions about its rap music. Time Warner also distributes rap through such labels as Tommy Boy and Elektra Entertainment.

But as pressure mounts, speculation is swarming throughout the media company that Time Warner will soon move to sever ties with Interscope, in which it has invested an estimated $120 million since 1990 and retains an option to acquire the remaining 50% in two years.

Although selling Interscope might silence critics in the short run, it could pose long-term problems for Time Warner’s reputation with artists. Bickering over power at the company has already forced the costly exit of four highly regarded music executives and damaged the image of Warner Music as a refuge for independent, creative thought.

Despite the cloud hanging over their record label’s future, Daz and Kurupt wrapped up shooting on the TV ad and spent the weekend filming a video with R&B singer Michel’le for their first single, “Let’s Play House,” which is set to hit the airwaves by August.

“These politicians can holler all they want to get their votes, but it means nothing to us or the people who love and buy our music,” Kurupt said. “What these people don’t understand is that what we do is just a form of poetry. We spend every minute we’re awake trying to create music that is so bumpin’ and has so much flavor that it just shocks you. That’s what we live for.”

Unlike Snoop Doggy Dogg and other rap stars, Daz and Kurupt have avoided run-ins with the law.

Kurupt, a Philadelphia native, is considered among aficionados as one of the nation’s premier rappers. He linked up in 1990 with Daz, a deejay and producer from Long Beach, after impressing Snoop Doggy Dogg during a rap contest at the Roxy.

The duo, who cite Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder as their musical heroes, entered the inner circle of their other idol, Dr. Dre, following an introduction from the esteemed rap producer’s cousin Warren G.

Daz’s production skills and Kurupt’s lyrical prowess played a prominent role in the success of Dr. Dre’s “The Chronic” and Snoop’s “Doggystyle.” But now, the pair are ready to break out on their own.

“Me and Kurupt ain’t the type of guys out running the streets all the time--we’re buried at work in the studio making songs,” said Daz, flashing a disarming smile. “We come from decent church-going families and while my mama may not agree exactly with what I’m doing, she knows I give thanks to God every day for the music with which my life has been blessed.”

But rap critics remain unimpressed.

“It’s clear that the comments of these alleged entertainers today are motivated solely by a desire to hype record sales,” said Nelson Warfield, press secretary for Dole’s presidential campaign. “Maybe this particular group is getting nervous that its trash is not going to sell. We see it as a cheap publicity stunt.”

Time Warner Chairman Gerald Levin continues to be bombarded with complaints from Dole and other gangsta rap opponents, including U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Liebermann (D-Conn.) William J. Bennett, the nation’s former drug czar, and C. DeLores Tucker, chair of the National Political Congress of Black Women.

The list of detractors also includes Time Warner board member Henry Luce III and New York State Comptroller Carl McCall, trustee of a huge pension fund that holds Time Warner stock, each who has recently asked management to resolve the problem.

“I’ve got one thing to say to the people who keep blaming everything on music,” Kurupt said. “If you succeeded in canceling our album tomorrow, would it stop all the murders and the rapes and crime and corruption? What do they think caused all the social problems in this country before rap was invented?”


Publisher Wins Fight With Amazon Over E-Books

After a weekend of brinksmanship, Amazon.com on Sunday surrendered to a publisher and agreed to raise prices on some electronic books.

Amazon shocked the publishing world late last week by removing direct access to the Kindle editions as well as printed books from Macmillan, one of the country’s six largest publishers, which had said it planned to begin setting higher consumer prices for e-books. Until now, Amazon has set e-book prices itself, with $9.99 as the default for new releases and best sellers.

But in a statement Sunday afternoon, Amazon said it would accept Macmillan’s decision.

On Friday, Amazon removed “buy” buttons from thousands of titles published by Macmillan, including recent best sellers like “Wolf Hall” by Hilary Mantel and “The Gathering Storm,” by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. Customers who wanted to buy print editions could do so only from third-party sellers. Digital editions made for Amazon’s Kindle device disappeared.

In a strongly worded message on its Web site on Sunday, Amazon said that while it disagreed with Macmillan’s stance, it would bow to the publisher’s plan.

“We have expressed our strong disagreement and the seriousness of our disagreement by temporarily ceasing the sale of all Macmillan titles,” Amazon said. “We want you to know that ultimately, however, we will have to capitulate and accept Macmillan’s terms because Macmillan has a monopoly over their own titles, and we will want to offer them to you even at prices we believe are needlessly high for e-books.”

The face-off had set the already anxious publishing industry on edge. “I think everyone thought they were witnessing a knife fight,” said Sloan Harris, co-director of the literary department at International Creative Management. “And it looks like we’ve gone to the nukes.”

As of Sunday evening, the “buy” buttons had not yet been restored to Macmillan titles on Amazon. In a statement to Publishers Marketplace, an online industry newsletter, John Sargent, chief executive of Macmillan, said: “We are in discussions with Amazon on how best to resolve our differences. They are now, have been, and I suspect always will be one of our most valued customers.”

Under Macmillan’s new terms, which take effect at the beginning of March, the publisher will set the consumer price of each book and the online retailer will serve as an agent and take a 30 percent commission. E-book editions of most newly released adult general fiction and nonfiction will cost $12.99 to $14.99.

Those terms mirror conditions that five of the six largest publishers — Hachette Book Group, HarperCollins Publishers, Macmillan, Penguin Group and Simon & Schuster — agreed to with Apple last week for e-books sold via the iBookstore for the iPad.

For more than a year, publishers have been fretting about the price of digital books, which Amazon, as the dominant player in the fast-growing market, had effectively been able to set.

Last Thursday, Mr. Sargent flew to Seattle to explain the pricing and new sales model to Amazon. He said Amazon could continue to buy e-books on the same terms it does now — allowing the retailer to set consumer prices — but that the publisher would delay the release of all digital editions by several months after the hardcover publication.

Amazon buys and resells e-books in the same way it handles printed books, by paying publishers a wholesale price that is generally equivalent to half the list price of a print edition. Because Amazon has discounted the price of most new and popular e-books on its Kindle e-reader to $9.99, it loses money on most of those sales.

Amazon’s goal has been strategic: it aims to establish a low price for e-books that will have the ancillary benefit of helping it sell more Kindle devices.

Amazon’s decision is also a victory for Apple’s chief executive, Steven P. Jobs, who first pitched the idea of selling e-books under the agency model to book publishers earlier this year. Now Apple, whose iPad tablet is due in March, can compete on fairly equal footing with Amazon.

Book publishers, meanwhile, are volunteering to limit their digital profits. In the model that Amazon prefers, publishers typically collect $12.50 to $17.50 for new e-books. Under the new agency model, publishers will typically make $9 to $10.50 on new digital editions.

Apple’s stance in allowing publishers to set their own e-book prices (albeit within a limited range) is also a bit of a reversal. That is precisely the kind of arrangement it declined to offer TV networks and music labels, which have long railed against the 99-cent price of songs in iTunes.

Analysts say Amazon, which accounts for 15 to 20 percent of domestic book sales, probably realized it could not compete with Apple if it wasn’t offering the same range of content. “Amazon figured out pretty quickly that this was a battle they could not win,” said Mike Shatzkin, the chief of the Idea Logical Company, a consultant to publishers.

Amazon may still hope to play one asset to its advantage. Loyal Kindle users routinely give low ratings to books they perceive as too costly, or whose digital editions are delayed past the publication of the hardcover edition. These consumers could ostensibly reject costlier e-books.


Courts in Slow Motion, Aided by the Defense

The grand exhibition hall of dawdlers that is the Bronx courthouse features procrastinating prosecutors, sluggish jailers and unhurried judges. But the true masters of delay are the defense lawyers. For them, muddled memories and lost witnesses — the passage of time itself — are the ingredients for getting clients off.

So there was barely a raised eyebrow among those waiting in a Bronx courtroom in June when one gum-chewing, pocket-hankie-wearing lawyer strolled in late for the start of a trial over a grisly stabbing in Co-op City, saying his return flight from a weekend getaway to Puerto Rico had been delayed.

Cheerful, with his rolling lawyer’s bag in tow, he exclaimed without apology: “Exhausted!”

Here, if a little late, was Douglas G. Rankin for the defense, the very personification of a justice system tied up in knots.

His tardiness had already earned him a reputation around the city that had made its way to the Bronx. Over several months, he offered Bronx judges various explanations for keeping them waiting: overly demanding judges elsewhere, a lost E-ZPass, a mislaid phone number and, on more than one occasion, traffic on the Bruckner Expressway.

Not all judges have been persuaded.

In Manhattan in 2011, one took the rare step of removing Mr. Rankin as the defense lawyer in a case, saying his delays over two and a half years had “wreaked much more havoc than might be apparent.”

In Brooklyn, he was so renowned for keeping the courts waiting that a special judge assigned to clear a stack of his old cases declared it was Mr. Rankin’s “practice to delay trials.”

But in the Bronx courthouse, his reputation as a world-class delayer provoked no particular outrage. Court officials said that one of his cases was at the very top of the list of the oldest of more than 5,000 felony cases clogging the most clogged of New York City courts.

“It used to be that being good at what you do would get you praise,” Mr. Rankin said. “Instead, I’m being persecuted for it.”

Delays are a New York court epidemic. But the Bronx is a special case, with more old criminal cases languishing longer than anywhere else in the city. The results have bolstered the conventional wisdom that delays lead to acquittals: fewer than half of the jury trials in the Bronx end in convictions, a startlingly low rate that suggests either more innocent people are being tried or more guilty people are being freed.

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One of the little secrets of the courts is that, aside from scolding and threatening, New York’s judges have limited control over the court system they appear to run. The courthouse players they control the least are the busy, privately hired defense lawyers like Mr. Rankin, who race from court to court across the city, living on their cellphones and billing for their time. The judges rarely take steps like issuing fines or holding a lawyer in contempt, which are viewed as extreme and difficult to impose. They are even more reluctant to pull a privately retained lawyer off a case.

“It’s a thorny legal issue most judges don’t want to get into,” said Justice Barry M. Kamins, the administrative judge of the city’s Criminal Court. “It can tie up the court system for an inordinate amount of time.”

Mr. Rankin, 44, has enjoyed a long string of victories at courthouses around the city in cases centering on shootings, beatings and other mayhem. A master courtroom performer, he insisted in a series of interviews that he did not use delay as a tool. He said he was just swamped with clients because of his track record of success, a record that he said let him charge $50,000 for a murder trial and $30,000 for an assault trial.

“Word travels fast,” he said, “when you are successful at getting them off.”

But over the months that a reporter spent in the Bronx courts, the stabbing case stood out as an example of the way a case devolves into a morass. The trial not only started late but also turned into a courthouse marathon, expanding from a projected two or three weeks to more than two excruciatingly drawn-out months. The lethargy seemed contagious. After a few feeble efforts to “get this case going,” even the lead prosecutor and the judge seemed to give up. Only one person seemed comfortable with the pace — Mr. Rankin, who once told a judge: “I am a trial, trial, trial, trial, trial after trial attorney.”

Raised in Queens, with an office in Brooklyn and clients across the city, Mr. Rankin fit right in with the Bronx, the city’s capital of court delays.

One day in the middle of the stabbing trial, he was hunched in the hallway of the Bronx courthouse, tie askew, papers on his lap, his cellphone to his ear, his current defendant’s father next to him.

“I’m doing like four things here!” he said with his usual cheer.

With a toothy smile and the scrappy style of a true New Yorker, he is also a happy warrior inside the courtroom, calling jurors “you guys” and often laughing heartily in the midst of sober prosecution presentations. He is quick-witted, exhaustively prepared and relishes the courtroom spotlight. A former prosecutor, Mr. Rankin has a withering sarcasm that can turn an opposing witness into a puddle of contradictions.

But some judges cannot abide his penchant for late arrivals, frequent postponements and courtroom filibusters. Multiple judges have heard his description of congestion on the roads from his house in Holliswood, Queens, to this courthouse or that.

In the Manhattan case where he was removed for wreaking scheduling havoc over two and a half years of missed court dates and trial postponements, Justice Daniel P. Conviser wrote a 2011 decision that is still making the courthouse rounds because of its tone of simmering fury.

“Mr. Rankin,” the justice wrote, “has wasted an extraordinary amount of the time of judges, court attorneys, assistant district attorneys, support staff from the district attorney’s office, court clerks, court officers, court reporters, police officers.” The list went on.

Then, for much of last year he had a series of bitter confrontations with Suzanne M. Mondo, the Brooklyn judge who was specially assigned to oversee about 30 of his cases.

Judge Mondo said in a decision that Mr. Rankin’s backlogged cases included “hundreds of adjournments that waste hundreds of hours of court resources.”

She said he was often late to court and suggested he had invented medical appointments to have one trial postponed. She accused him of threatening her in court. He called her “the queen” and said she was biased. He argued that he was entitled to be busy and that his multiple clients were not complaining. “I’m not going to allow you to strangle me out of business,” he said.

In March, Judge Mondo fined him $500. She said that while he was due in court at 9:30 a.m., he had come in one day at 12:30 p.m. and on another day at 10 a.m., only to whip out his cellphone and saunter out. She had demanded to know why he was late. “The only issue would be traffic,” he explained. “I take the L.I.E., B.Q.E. and the Grand Central.”

Mr. Rankin insisted in the interviews that he did not understand why he seemed to affect some judges that way. Perhaps, he said, it was because some people were upset by his victories for people accused of crimes, like a young man cleared of a baseball bat assault, and a woman acquitted on charges of shooting a taxi driver in the eye.

He did not mention another reason for the whispers about him. In 2008, his fiancée — an assistant district attorney in Brooklyn, Sandra Fernandez — admitted she had violated the law by getting confidential criminal history reports on people who were possible witnesses against Mr. Rankin’s clients.

Such information can be gold to a defense lawyer. Ms. Fernandez, who is now married to Mr. Rankin, lost her job and law license. She also pleaded guilty to eight counts of official misconduct.

Mr. Rankin was not charged, and the experience did not rein in an outsize courthouse personality who wrestles the justice system to his will — and schedule.


Vaccines delayed in Jackson Co. due to weather

JACKSON CO., Ore. — Due to the winter weather in Oregon and across the nation, Jackson County Public Health said will not receive its vaccine allotment of 1,800 prime doses of Moderna, with 1,300 dedicated for individuals over 75 this week. The Oregon Health Authority said it is monitoring the situation. Some pharmacies and other COVID-19 vaccine providers may have to delay or cancel appointments.

Jackson Co. Public Health said currently, the federal COVID-19 vaccine supply chain is scarce, impacting the vaccine supply in Jackson County. With the short supply and high demand, public health said it know more seniors will want to get vaccinated, than there will be vaccines available to them in the coming weeks.

This means that every older adult will not be able to get an appointment as soon as they want one, even if they are currently eligible per the state’s prioritization.

Jackson County Public Health said it is encouraged by the number of people wanting to be vaccinated, and are eager to provide the vaccine. It said it appreciates the community’s patience and said it is doing doing the best it can – as fast as it can – with the available resources it has.

Resources on vaccine eligibility and where to access the vaccine:

  • Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine website: https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/General/News-Information/covid-19-vaccine-1
  • Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Vaccine: https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/
  • Register on the Get Vaccinated Oregon tool and check for country-specific information.
  • 211 Information is also available to answer questions about vaccine eligibility and access.
  • Text ORCOVID to 898211 to get text/SMS updates (English and Spanish only)
  • Email [email protected] (All languages)
  • Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155 from 6 am – 7 pm daily, including holidays

Madison LaBerge is the anchor of NBC5 News Weekends at 6 and 11. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Madison is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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An Idyllic Summer Retreat on the Mediterranean’s Most Laid-Back Isle

When a construction project is delayed, an architect may seek distraction. For Luis Laplace, that’s meant getting to know the local fishmongers on the Spanish island of Menorca. “They give me very straightforward advice,” he says. “Doña Margalida tells me how to open it, how to clean it, the precise temperature of the oven. I always thought cooking fish was difficult. It’s the simplest thing ever.”

In a 2021 art-world calendar already padded with “soft openings,” the unveiling of Hauser & Wirth’s new arts center on the island, currently slated for mid-July, is among the buzziest. Painting and sculpture by Mark Bradford, the Los Angeles artist, will go on view in a former British naval hospital on Isla del Rey, a speck in the deep-water harbor of Mahón, Menorca’s capital city. The complex, overseen by Laplace and Christophe Comoy, his partner in life and business, is unofficially 12 months behind schedule, not that anyone is still counting.

Laplace’s new knife skills have come in handy as he’s settled into his new house on the island. The 51-year-old Argentine architect, who is based in Paris, has unlocked all sorts of local knowledge during his time here. He and Comoy, 49, have been roasting scorpion fish with homegrown herbs in their white-tiled country kitchen—a welcome change, for almost a year now, from the lacquered elegance of their Right Bank apartment.

“For Luis, this project in Menorca has become his little runaway paradise,” says the couple’s good friend Muriel Altchek Mercier. “Christophe was a little bit hesitant at first,” she notes, perhaps chiefly because the couple already has another getaway to look after, in France, a working farm near Toulouse that has been in Comoy’s family for generations. “I said, ‘What are you even talking about? You have your space let him have his space. Why do you care? You guys are children.’ ” She urged them to stop wasting time and just buy it.

Altchek Mercier, who works in communications for Paris-based luxury fashion brands, calls Laplace “the incredible eye,” and compares Comoy to an “iPhone 15…. He is extremely ambitious and extremely smart.” The combination has been electric, she says. Since 2004, the year they established the architecture and interior design firm Laplace, the pair have become a big deal in the art world, where private houses are often built to museum-quality specifications. Within a three-mile radius of their Paris headquarters—in a leafy corner of the 9th arrondissement known as Nouvelle Athènes—they’ve designed homes for artist Cindy Sherman, art dealer Emmanuel Perrotin and collector Nicolas Cattalain, to name a few.


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ARBITRATION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at a AAA regional office in New York, NY (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages including attorney’s fees or any other damages, other than for entrant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

RELEASES: By participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release Sponsor, and any other organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, advertisement or promotion of the Sweepstakes and each of their respective parents, agents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees, as well as each of their respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Sweepstakes and/or acceptance, use or misuse of the prize.

OTHER: Released Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate, stolen, undelivered, garbled or misdirected entries or registrations or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize, or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of the web site or otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate or modify this Sweepstakes if the Sweepstakes is compromised by virus, technical corruption, non-authorized human intervention, or any other causes which, in the sole discretion of the Sponsor, corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, proper play or integrity of the Sweepstakes. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it believes has tampered with the entry process. In the event of cancellation or termination, Sponsor reserves the right to select the potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to date of cancellation or termination. In the event of a dispute regarding online entry, entry will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the e-mail account associated with the entry and he/she must comply with these Official Rules. The authorized account holder is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS, AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Except where prohibited by law, entry constitutes permission to use each entrant's name, hometown (city and state), voice, biographical information, likeness, photograph and any statements regarding this Sweepstakes in all media now known or hereafter discovered, for any purpose, including without limitation, in connection with, and to promote, market or advertise, the Sweepstakes, in whole or in part, without review, approval, credit or attribution, notification or payment from or to entrant or any person or entity, worldwide, in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable U. S. federal, state and local laws and regulations. Winner will be issued an IRS 1099-MISC tax form in the amount of the prize retail value as stated herein.

WINNER’S NAME: For the name of the winner, available after 4/15/13, send a separate, self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winner’s Name, Midwest Living 2012 Warm Weather Getaways Sweepstakes, 1716 Locust St., LN 102, Des Moines, IA 50309.


Lets Get Together

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