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Escape Clause

"Escape Clause" is episode six of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It aired on November 6, 1959 on CBS. Mean-spirited, abusive hypochondriac Walter Bedeker sells his soul to the devil in exchange for immortality, adding enough conditions to keep him out of Cadwallader's clutches forever. Cadwallader agrees to his demands, only stipulating an escape clause which allows Bedeker to choose the time of his death if he tires of being immortal. Bedeker uses his newfound invulnerability to collect insurance money and cheap thrills by hurling himself into life-threatening accidents. Soon growing bored with this, he comes to the realization that his constant fear of fatal illness was the one thing which gave him any interest in life, he purposely mixes a concoction of poisonous household liquids but, after he drinks it – shocking his wife – he states that it tasted "like lemonade to me". Bedeker explains his situation to his wife, telling her that if she had any imagination, she would find some way for him to experience some excitement.

He says. While trying to stop him, his wife accidentally falls off the edge herself. Bedeker phones the authorities and tells them he killed his wife, hoping to experience the electric chair. However, due to his lawyer's defense strategy, he is instead sentenced to life in prison without parole. Cadwallader visits Bedeker in his holding cell to remind him of the escape clause. Realizing he will face eternity in prison if he does not use it, Bedeker nods and suffers a fatal heart attack; the guard discovers his lifeless body and sighs, "Poor devil..." David Wayne as Walter Bedeker Thomas Gomez as Mr. Cadwallader Virginia Christine as Ethel Bedeker Dick Wilson as insurance man #1 Joe Flynn as insurance man #2 Wendell Holmes as Bedeker's lawyer Raymond Bailey as Bedeker's doctor "Escape Clause" was one of the three episodes-in-production mentioned by Rod Serling in his 1959 promotional film pitching the series to potential sponsors, the others being "The Lonely" and "Mr. Denton on Doomsday". "Here was a little gem.

Good work, Rod Serling. This little piece about a hypochondriac who gets tangled up with an obese, clerical devil ranked with the best, accomplished in half-hour filmed television." —Excerpt from the Daily Variety review. Disney's Twilight Zone Tower of Terror has a reference to this episode located in the basement of the attraction; the elevators have a certificate of inspection plaque, signed by "Cadwallader", bearing the inspection number "10259". These numbers represent October 2, 1959, the date The Twilight Zone first aired. Zicree, Marc Scott: The Twilight Zone Companion. Sillman-James Press, 1982 DeVoe, Bill.. Trivia from The Twilight Zone. Albany, GA: Bear Manor Media. ISBN 978-1-59393-136-0 Grams, Martin.. The Twilight Zone: Unlocking the Door to a Television Classic. Churchville, MD: OTR Publishing. ISBN 978-0-9703310-9-0 "Escape Clause" on IMDb

Hausman LLC

Hausman LLC is an American public relations firm based in Manhattan, New York City. Founded in 2008 by Tami Hausman, the firm is a held company representing clients in architecture, engineering and other design-related industries. After Hurricane Sandy, Hausman LLC served as press liaison for a construction company tasked with restoring power to Liberty Island, including The Statue of Liberty; the firm's founder has received significant media attention for her engagement in social and urban development issues. Hausman Communications was formed as a Limited Liability Corporation in 2008. Launched by Tami Hausman and another colleague, Hausman bought her co-founder out after 10 months. In an article about foundational business partnerships Hausman cited growth-stage differences of opinion about the company's direction and operational model as reasons for the buyout. Hausman has served as President since the firm's inception and continues to oversee daily operations. Troy Vázquez-Cain, who joined the company in 2012, became Vice President in February 2016.

Hausman LLC represents Natoli Construction, a New Jersey construction firm involved in post Hurricane Sandy restoration repairs of infrastructure. Hausman handled PR for Natoli as the latter completed work on The Statue of Liberty. In 2014, Hausman LLC spearheaded PR for the Rogers Partners designed Henderson-Hopkins School in Baltimore, MD; the first new public school built in East Baltimore in the last 20 years, the project was developed to be the central revitalization piece of the economically troubled neighborhood where parts of the American TV series The Wire were filmed. The development was overseen by East Baltimore Development, Inc. and operated by a partnership between Johns Hopkins University and Morgan State University. Francis Cauffman, a Philadelphia and New York-based architecture and design firm represented by Hausman, was featured in The Wall Street Journal addressing a design problem for construction sheds; the conceptual re-imagining of urban infrastructure is typical of the urban design challenges Hausman's clients tend to undertake.

In a recent lecture to Society for Marketing Professional Services New York chapter and regional affiliates, Hausman described the firm's primary role as that of "establishing third-party credibility for clients." For the purposes of evaluating a given client's coverage status, the firm claims a proprietary exposure indexing metric known as the "Hausman Index." Hausman has drawn attention to her firm by leveraging extensive personal and professional connections to generate visibility for women in AEC, lgbtq rights, other civic issues. She formally served as an advisory board member to the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, a 501 which seeks to bring recognition to "women's contributions to the built environment."A resident of Manhattan's Greenwich Village neighborhood, Hausman has been a public proponent of the municipal and community-level benefits inherent in utilizing smaller real estate brokerage firms. In a 2011 New York Times piece she is quoted as touting the "local expertise" and historical architectural knowledge available to smaller brokers in New York City.

Hausman, who has a PhD in Art History from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts has provided consultation, written and/or edited books and articles for the New York real estate community

The English Traveler

The English Traveler is a seventeenth-century tragicomedy in five acts written by Thomas Heywood, named as such by the playwright. First performed around the year 1627, the play witnessed its first printed edition in 1633. Consisting of two self-contained, but thematically connected plots, one tragic and one comic, it trafficks in the elements of both city comedy and domestic tragedy. In the tragic plot, the returned traveler Young Geraldine contemplates forbidden love with the wife of his father's friend Wincott. In the comic plot, the rascal servant Reignald attempts an elaborate cover-up for Young Lionell's drunken party once his father returns from his mercantile voyages. Critics have recognized this as an important work of drama for its generic experimentation, for its investigation of the relationship between appearances and reality, for its commentary on Renaissance households; the play was first performed by Queen Henrietta's Men, an important company of players in Caroline England, for which Heywood wrote other plays.

According to the Stationers' Register, The English Traveler was entered to the printer Nicholas Okes on July 15, 1633, the entry reading "a Comedy called the Traveller by Mr Heywood". The quarto of 1633 is the only surviving early edition in any format, its title page states that the tragicomedy appears “s it hath beene Publikely acted at the Cock-pit in Drury Lane,” a prominent seventeenth-century theater. Along with a dedicatory epistle to Sir Henry Appleton, the playbook features a biographically-significant epistle “To the Reader,” which indicates both Heywood's boast about his contributions to English drama and his rather modest aspirations for his drama's publication. In the tragic plot, the newly returned Young Geraldine is beloved by his friend Dalavill, his father Old Geraldine, his father's friend Wincott, Wincott's Wife, Young Geraldine's childhood friend. Expressing mutual regret that they cannot be together on account of the youth's travels and now the current marriage with Wincott, Young Geraldine and the Wife make a pledge that they will be together one day in the future, a plan made feasible on account of Wincott's vigorous generosity toward Young Geraldine.

Early playgoers might have been able to associate this plot thread with the situation in A Woman Killed With Kindness, regarded as Heywood's masterpiece. Things go awry, when Dalavil alerts Old Geraldine to his son's intentions, causing the father to block his son's visits to the Wincott household; when he does manage to return to Wincott's, the youth overhears intimate conversation between Dalavil and Wincott's wife, plunging him into misogynistic regrets and desires to return to his travels. In the brief fifth act, Young Geraldine confronts the Wife, who dies of despair, Dalavil, who flees, although the youth himself resolves to remain in England. Tenuouly connected to the tragic plot is a comedy involving another father-son duo; the prodigal Young Lionell wastes the allowances of his merchant father, Old Lionell, while the former is away on a voyage. The expenditures involve prostitutes and drinking, which ends in a confused night of drunkenness mistaken for a shipwreck; when Old Lionell returns the crafty servant Reignald goes to great lengths to protect Young Lionell's interests, first pretending the house is haunted feigning that Young Lionell took out a loan to purchas the house of Old Lionell's neighbor, Ricott.

After falling for many of his servant's tricks, Old Lionell corners Reignald, but forgives him and reconciles with his son and most of his son's friends. It has received sparse commentary, but The English Traveler has been called "Heywood’s own most theatrically self-conscious play." Not only was it engaged in contemporary dramatic debates, but it drew on classical models, including the Roman comedy of Plautus. According to Norman Rabkin, Heywood succeeds in undermining the expectations of his audience by way of the theme of deception. Focusing on the title, The English Traveler's most recent editor suggests the play proposes that, although there is much to be learned from traveling abroad, it remains safer to stay at home. In spite of its investment in a homiletic framework of sin and repentance, it features a thoroughgoing interest in early household economies and the appetites and labors accompanying them

1997–98 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

The 1997–98 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois. During the 1997-98 season, head coach Lon Kruger did the unthinkable as he took a team picked to finish seventh in the Big Ten and guided the Illini to a share of its first Big Ten title since 1984. On the way to the league crown, Illinois went 5-0 against Indiana and Michigan, marking the first time in school history the Illini had gone undefeated against those teams during the course of a season. Illinois advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after earning a No. 5 seed in the West Regional. The Illini defense was the Big Ten's best as Illinois finished the year first in scoring defense, fieldgoal defense and three-point defense in conference games. Additionally, this would be the inaugural season for the Big Ten Tournament, thus reducing the number of regular season conference games by 2, from 18 to 16. Illinois received 2nd seed for the tournament. Source Source Jerry Hester Team Co-Most Valuable Player Kevin Turner Team Co-Most Valuable Player

Thomas Eichelbaum

Sir Johann Thomas Eichelbaum was a New Zealand jurist who served as the 11th Chief Justice of New Zealand. Eichelbaum was born in Königsberg and his family emigrated to Wellington, New Zealand, in 1938 to escape the persecution of Jews, he became a naturalised New Zealander in 1946. Eichelbaum was educated at Hutt Valley High School attended Victoria University College, graduating LLB in 1954. In 1956, Eichelbaum married Vida Beryl Franz, the couple went on to have three sons. Eichelbaum's father Walter was first cousin with Siegfried Eichelbaum, the husband of the artist Vera Chapman. In 1978, Eichelbaum was appointed a Queen's Counsel, from 1980 to 1982 he was President of the New Zealand Law Society. In 1982, Eichelbaum was appointed a judge of the High Court of New Zealand; the highest judicial position Eichelbaum held was in 1989 when he was appointed the Chief Justice of New Zealand. Following his retirement from the bench, Eichelbaum conducted investigations on a number of controversial topics.

He chaired the 2000–2001 Report of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification. He investigated the reasons for New Zealand losing co-hosting rights to the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Following his report, the chairman and the CEO of the New Zealand Rugby Union both resigned. In 2001, he conducted a ministerial inquiry reviewing children's evidence in the controversial Peter Ellis case, his report, criticised, upheld the guilty verdicts and stands in contrast to an earlier report by retired High Court judge, Sir Thomas Thorp. A New Zealand Law Journal editorial has stated that Eichelbaum had either not read all the children's statements or that, "with respect, his judgment is at fault."On 6 February 1989, Eichelbaum was appointed a Knight Grand Cross of the Order of British Empire in the 1989 Special Honours, that same year was appointed to the Privy Council. Eichelbaum was a non-permanent judge of the Hong Kong SAR Court of Final Appeal and a part-time justice of the Supreme Court of Fiji and the Court of Appeal of Fiji.

Eichelbaum died in Wellington on 31 October 2018, having been predeceased by his wife, Lady Eichelbaum, in 2013. Report of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification Profiles of Royal Commission members, including Eichelbaum Report on Ellis Case Eichelbaum's curriculum vitae

Ebenezer Crafts

Ebenezer Crafts was one of the founders of Craftsbury and Leicester Academy. Crafts was born in Pomfret and studied theology, graduating from Yale College in 1759, he married Mehitable Chandler, sister of the painter Winthrop Chandler, on 9 December 1762. Mehitable was from the town next to Pomfret, Connecticut, where the couple settled in 1768. Crafts purchased a farm in the neighboring town of Sturbridge, where he built the large Publick House in the center of the village; the couple kept a tavern there for many years and they acquired a large estate. After the battles of Lexington and Concord, he raised a company of cavalry in the adjoining towns of Sturbridge, Charlton and Oxford, was commissioned its captain, he was ordered to join the army with it at Cambridge, remained in the service until the evacuation of Boston by the British troops, when he returned to Sturbridge. In 1785 a regiment of cavalry was ordered to be raised in Massachusetts. Of this regiment he was commissioned its first colonel, an office which he held until his resignation in 1791.

During the outbreak known as "Shays' Rebellion," in western Massachusetts, he rendered prompt and efficient service in its suppression, under Gen. Benjamin Lincoln, in the winter of 1786-1787. Col. Crafts conceived the idea of founding an academy in Sturbridge, but the opportunity to secure the mansion of Aaron Lopez, in the neighboring town of Leicester, induced him to modify his plans; the mansion was a suitable building, the estate was purchased at auction for £515. A large oil portrait of Col. Crafts hangs upon the walls of Leicester Academy, he was aided in this enterprise by Col. Jacob Davis, the first student on 17 June 1784 was his son Samuel C. Crafts. Falling on hard times, in 1788 Crafts was forced to move and settled in 1791 in a town near Cabot, Vermont, it was named after him. Crafts lived the rest of his life in Craftsbury, Vermont, He died and was buried there in 1810