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RV duck attack leads to $275,000 lawsuit

April 23, 2014 by Russ De Maris | Comments Off | Filed in Misc.

ESTACADA, Ore. – A Washington State RVer has filed suit, asking for $275,000 for damages she suffered when a duck attacked her as she stepped out of her motorhome in Estacada.

duck RV duck attack leads to $275,000 lawsuitThe dastardly duck took off after Cynthia Ruddell, who says in her suit that she fell while attempting to escape the ornithoid’s unwanted attentions, damaging her wrist and rotator cuff. In what some may consider a daffy affair, Ruddell’s attorney, Gregory Price of Vancouver, Wash., says the duck’s owner, Lolita Rose is responsible for not keeping the duck safely penned up on its own property, and in typically litigious language, for failing to warn others of her “duck’s dangerous propensities.”

The suit asks the court for damages for “pain, suffering, inconvenience, humiliation,” medical expenses, and interference with Ruddell’s normal activities that resulted from the feathered-flyer’s foray. Of the asked amount, $25,000 is chalked up to medical expenses, the balance for the other injuries and suffering.

Attorney Price says the bird barrage took place in 2012. Since then, as he’s told news reporters, he’s learned a thing or two about public opinion. “I’ve learned a lesson,” he said. “In any future lawsuit I’ll talk about my client being attacked by a domestic animal. Not by a duck.”

And where else could such a suit be filed? In Oregon’s Quackamas – oops – Clackamas County Circuit Court. No matter what the outcome, we know someone, somewhere, is sure to get the bill for this fowl play.

photo: alex_ford on flickr.com. by permission.

Catch a fish. Win $10,000

April 22, 2014 by Russ De Maris | Comments Off | Filed in Misc.

BASS LAKE, Ca. — Holy mackerel! If you get the right trout, you could win $10,000.

Bass Lake, California, sounds like a place you could land a big one. Come May 3rd and 4th, the “big ones,” the anglers will try and grab will be trout. Over 1,000 tagged rainbows will be released prior to the 33rd Annual Bass Lake Fishing Derby that weekend. Snag the right tag, and your wallet will be nicely lined. Here’s the breakdown:

847 fish with tags worth $20 each.
150 fish with tags worth $100.
One ‘biggee” with a tag redeemable for $5,000, and
Two grand-prize winners worth $10,000 each. Wow! That’s better than working for scale!

“This is a really fun event that is a great way to start the busy season here at Bass Lake,” said Michelle Miller with the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce and Miller’s Landing Resort.“It brings in a lot of families. What better way to bring the family together than fishing at Bass Lake.”

Anglers will need to pay a registration fee of $25 each, or plunk down $60 and the whole family can fish for the winners (spouse and up to three children under 16). Want to get ent-angled? Visit www.basslakechamber.com or phone 559-642-3676.

Bass Lake is located about 20 minutes south of the Highway 41 Entrance to Yosemite National Park, and just over an hour north of Fresno. Located in the Sierra National Forest, its scenery and plentiful activities make it a popular retreat during the spring and summer months.

Winegard Introduces Carryout® G2 Automatic Portable Satellite TV Antenna

April 9, 2014 by Chris Dougherty | Comments Off | Filed in Electronics, Television

BURLINGTON, Iowa – (Apr. 9, 2014) – Winegard, a pioneering innovator in consumer and enterprise antenna design and development, recently introduced the compact GM 2000Wht lo Winegard Introduces Carryout® G2 Automatic Portable Satellite TV Antenna Carryout® G2 automatic satellite TV antenna designed for use while RVing, camping, tailgating and other fun outdoor activities. The new and improved antenna is almost half the size than its predecessor, the Carryout (GM-1518), and features a sleeker lightweight design.

The Carryout G2 portable satellite antenna is fully automatic and is quick and easy to setup. With two coaxial outputs, two TVs can be connected for twice the viewing fun (receivers and programming sold separately). The antenna is powered through a 12V output (included), but can be connected to a 110V outlet with a power converter (sold separately).

“The Carryout G2 pushes the ‘size-versus-performance-trade-off’ common to satellite antennas to the limit,” said Aaron Engberg, Director Mobile Sales Channel for Winegard. “Reducing the size by 40 percent from our original Carryout, without a single compromise in performance, is truly what makes Winegard the leader in antenna design. Consumers want smaller, faster, better and Winegard has once again delivered with the Carryout G2.”

Key benefits to the Carryout G2 antenna include:

  • Fully automatic antenna eliminates the need for manually aiming/finding satellite signals
  • Compatible with all major satellite TV programming providers
  • DISH® (SD/HD), DIRECTV® (SD) and Bell TV™ (Canada -SD/HD)
  • Works with most satellite receiver models, including activated receiver(s) from home
  • Allows for two TV connection for twice the viewing with its dual coax ports and cables
  • Compact and ultra-lightweight design (13.5″ h x 14.3″, 10 lbs.)
  • Backed by an industry-leading, two year parts, one year labor limited warranty

Several mounting options are available by Winegard including the tripod mount (TR-1518) and permanent roof kit mount (RK-2000)  (sold separately). Winegard also has plans to unveil a window mount and rear semi-truck cab mount by summer of 2014.

The Carryout G2 is now shipping and has an MSRP of $649; models are available in white dome (GM-2000) or black dome (GM-2035).

For more information or to purchase the Winegard Carryout G2 automatic portable satellite TV antenna, visit http://www.winegard.com/carryout. For DISH or DIRECTV receiver sales or activation, call Winegard Receiver Hotline at 1-800-288-8094, Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CST.

Source: Winegard press release and RVTravel.com.