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GARY’S GREETING

Southwest Airlines celebrates 44 years of democratizing the skies this month. From our humble beginnings of serving just three Texas cities with three airplanes, we’ve grown to carry more domestic Passengers than anyone else in the United States, and we now have one of the largest fleets in the world. As we celebrate our anniversary, I am most excited about what lies ahead. Our Vision is to become the world’s most loved, most flown, and most

profitable airline. No question, it’s a bold Vision. But our Employees are united in purpose and ignited by a maverick spirit, and I know they’re up for the challenge. Last year was arguably our most monumental and successful. We completely integrated AirTran Airways and launched international service for the first time in our history, setting the stage for growing our fleet and route map in 2016 and beyond.

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Earlier this year, we launched service to Costa Rica, our first destination in Central America, and this month we launch service to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, bringing our total number of international destinations to nine cities in six countries. We also have a list of 50 international destinations to potentially add to the Southwest route map—more than we’ve been able to consider at any point in our past. To support our growth, we’re building international terminals at both Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport and Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. We’re investing in technology to help us better serve our Customers. We’re modernizing our fleet to reduce our carbon footprint and improve the Customer Experience. We’re developing tools that will enable us to deliver an even more reliable product. And we’re doing all of this with a strong focus on what sets us apart—our Reliability and Hospitality. What excites me most about our future is that while we are a different airline than we were back in 1971, we are the same Company, with the same huge Heart, and with the same Purpose: to connect People to what’s important in their lives through friendly, reliable, and low-cost air travel. Thanks for coming along for the ride all these years, and here’s to many more ahead!

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Southwest Airlines celebra este mes 44 años de democratizar los cielos. Desde nuestros humildes inicios, cuando volábamos a solo tres ciudades de Texas con tres aviones, hemos llegado a transportar a más Pasajeros que ninguna otra aerolínea en Estados Unidos, y actualmente contamos con una de las mayores flotas del mundo. Al celebrar nuestro aniversario, estoy especialmente entusiasmado por lo que nos queda por delante. Nuestra Visión es la de convertirnos en la aerolínea más querida, más usada y más rentable del mundo. Sin duda es una Visión audaz, pero nuestros

Empleados están unidos en este propósito e impulsados por un espíritu de aventura, por lo que estoy seguro de que aceptarán el reto. El año pasado fue probablemente nuestro año más grandioso y lleno de éxitos. Integramos a AirTran Airways por completo e iniciamos el servicio de vuelos internacionales por primera vez en nuestra historia, preparándonos para hacer crecer nuestra flota y mapa de rutas en 2016 y en adelante. A principios de este año, comenzamos a volar a Costa Rica, nuestro primer destino en Centroamérica, y este mes iniciamos el servicio hacia

Puerto Vallarta, México, alcanzando un total de destinos internacionales de nueve ciudades en seis países. Contamos también con una lista de 50 destinos internacionales que posiblemente agregaremos al mapa de rutas de Southwest—mucho más de lo que hubiésemos podido pensar en cualquier momento años atrás. Para respaldar nuestro crecimiento, estamos construyendo terminales internacionales en el aeropuerto William P. Hobby de Houston, así como en el aeropuerto internacional de Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood. Estamos invirtiendo en tecnología que nos ayudará a prestar un mejor servicio a nuestros Clientes; modernizando nuestra flota para reducir nuestra huella de carbono y mejorar la Experiencia del Cliente; desarrollando herramientas que nos permitirán brindar un producto aun más confiable. Y todo esto lo hacemos centrándonos en lo que nos distingue—nuestra Confiabilidad y Hospitalidad. Lo que más me emociona de nuestro futuro es que, a pesar de ser una aerolínea diferente a la que éramos en 1971, somos la misma Compañía, con el mismo gran Corazón y el mismo Propósito: llevar a las Personas a esos momentos importantes de su vida, en vuelos agradables, confiables y de bajo costo. Gracias por acompañarnos en este viaje durante todos estos años, ¡y los que están por venir!

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As Winter Storm Pandora shut down the East Coast in February, customer service manager Merissa Kapelinski took special care of 15 high school students and two teachers from China who represent a longtime partnership with the school district I work for. They are very special to us. Merissa used her skill set, professional network, and empathy to make arrangements for this group. I can only imagine how busy things were and how easy it would have been to overlook these travelers. Had Merissa not stepped in, I would have had to travel to Chicago to care for them. —David Carlson A BIRTHDAY TO REMEMBER

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Denver rocks! This note is to thank the wonderful team who took care of my sick daughter. Customer service supervisors Lori Mekled and Diane Gugel are my heroes, as are the many unseen who helped! My daughter’s trip from Boston to Washington was interrupted by illness in Denver. Diane called me repeatedly, keeping me up to date on my daughter’s condition. She went so far as to follow the ambulance and spent two hours in the emergency room until I could speak to my daughter and the doctor. Lori made sure there was a hotel room waiting for her as well as multiple flight options for the next morning. My daughter recovered and continued her journey, and we are forever grateful for the kindness of strangers and the wonderful support we received from the Denver Customer Support Team. —Jennifer Shire LUNCH MATE

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Jeffrey Crum This friendly face may look familiar if you’ve ever flown through the Akron-Canton Airport. That’s where Ramp Supervisor Jeffrey Crum spends his days staffing, training, and scheduling Southwest Airlines Ramp Agents. A native of Ohio, Jeffrey became interested in aviation at an early age. “When I was a kid, my grandparents lived less than two miles from the airport,” he says. “My grandfather used to take me there, and we would go up to the observation deck and just watch planes land.” Inspired by a cousin who worked in the industry, Jeffrey turned his love for aviation into a career, which led to a job working as a Ramp Agent for AirTran Airways in 2004. Jeffrey earned a promotion to Ramp Supervisor in 2007, and his station was one of the first to convert after Southwest acquired AirTran. Jeffrey says he finds the most fulfillment in hiring and training new Employees and showing them what Southwest is all about. “It’s a pleasure to welcome them to our Family and help them grow their careers.” Outside the airport, Jeffrey enjoys running marathons, mountain biking, spending time with his family, and rooting for his hockey team, the Philadelphia Flyers. One of his favorite Southwest cities to visit is Denver, where he gets to talk planes with the cousin who inspired him to join the industry more than a decade ago. Jeffrey is passionate about his work because of the people he encounters on a daily basis. “Whether it’s my Coworkers or Customers, I’ve formed more lasting bonds and relationships here than at any other job,” he says. Thank you, Jeffrey, for following your passion and for sharing your love of aviation with our Employees and Customers. We’re so grateful to have you as a member of the Southwest Family! —Alyssa Kaplan To thank Jeffrey for his work and dedication, Jersey Boys is proud to give him two tickets to see the show in Las Vegas. Congratulations, Jeffrey!

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Is America going to the cats? After all, they have come to rule the Web, gaining video market share by bullying dogs off their beds, pushing things off shelves, riding Roombas, and talking nonsense. (If you haven’t already seen the video, you should Google “cats talking to each other” when you get the chance.) Whatever happened to the dog heroes of yore—Lassie, Old Yeller, Rin Tin Tin? Or canine comedians like Snoopy and Scooby-Doo and the Jetsons’ Astro? Should aspiring Hollywood dogs take yowling lessons? More seriously, this magazine’s senior editor, JK Nickell, asked: “Is our national character itself becoming more of a cat person?” That question disturbs even me, and I’m bipartisan on the whole Dogs v. Cats thing. (See the debate on page 64.) Dogs do tend to make better citizens. Like ideal Boy Scouts, most are trustworthy, loyal, and obedient. As for cats, the writer Seanan McGuire put it perfectly: “When

Rome burned, the emperor’s cats still expected to be fed on time.” So is the catification of the Internet a sign of the apocalypse? Not necessarily. As our cover model proves, dogs have quite a following online, too. Sure, they’ll never generate cat-level metrics, but that’s because the Internet loves anarchy and cats make better anarchists. You see a dog riding a Roomba, you figure somebody probably told it to. A cat on a Roomba owns that thing, even if it has to ride while wearing a shark costume. At any rate, dogs and cats aren’t as different as people make them out to be. In fact, when I was a kid, we had a cat that would fetch. You threw it a ball, and a day or two later it would come back with a dead mouse. You’ll never see it on the Internet.

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JK Nickell’s time piece [“Perfect Timing,” March 2015] was a wonderful delight. It conjures up a time when dedicated craftsmen labored quietly to accomplish perfection and took pride in their work. All this, of course, contrasts with today’s typical workplace, where the pressures of time and efficiency rob people of their pride in workmanship. Time stood still for me as I read the article, just as it seems to for the students learning their craft. Thanks—and bravo!

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Cover, Pet Project / p. 74

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Fear not, aspiring pet owners: In hilarious fashion, Doogie helps you choose the best option for you. His favorite spot to walk his own dog in Queens? “We go to Sunnyside Gardens and end at the Butcher’s Block, where I order corned beef and Toby gets a soup bone.”

In capturing this month’s cover model, Peter scarcely deviated from his typical celeb shoots. “I haven’t photographed a human celebrity quite as cute as Tuna. Otherwise, it’s pretty similar: We dress ’em, and I hope they cooperate.”

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When Emma’s not writing our Drink page, she’s out seeking Chicago’s next great libation. “My favorite bar is Logan Square’s Billy Sunday. They craft tonics like the Octli, a carbonated mix of blanco tequila infused with cedar berry, wormwood, safflower, and sweet woodruff.” @EMMAJANZEN

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Twenty feet tall and powered by hydraulics, the Tyrannosaurus rex created for the 1993 Spielberg classic weighed only 6,000 pounds lighter than the real-life dinosaur. Engineers and artists used tons of steel, fiberglass, latex, and clay to craft the robotic reptile, one of the largest animatronics ever made for a movie. CGI rules in the franchise’s latest installment, Jurassic World, which roars into theaters this month—but keep an eye out for the animatronic Apatosaurus. Who says a mechanical performance is a bad thing?

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The fashion communications executive released her first book, Leave Your Mark, last month. Follow her on Twitter @AlizaLicht.

Success means staying nimble, says the voice of DKNY. News travels fast nowadays, especially in PR. I have a separate monitor that’s just for Twitter, and I’m looking at it constantly when we’re about to launch something. We did a capsule collection with Cara Delevingne this year. Her fans are so fierce and amazing, but it’s very hard to keep things under wraps with her because of that. Several weeks before the launch, I was scrolling

through Twitter, and there it was: a picture of one of the items on the Internet. We had more, so we gave a media outlet the exclusive to get the story out quickly and in the way we wanted it told. A lot of hard work goes into planning and strategy, and that’s the way it should be. But at the end of the day you can’t be married to your plan. You have to be willing to change it—and change it fast.

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gene: I have a theory about dogs and cats, and it’s a solid one. Dogs are William Shatner, and cats are Paris Hilton. Dogs know they’re goofy, and they embrace it. Cats want to be complimented all the time and told how beautiful they are. Who would you rather have around the house all day, William Shatner or Paris Hilton? gina: Dogs are more like Ben Stiller. They want to be funny, they want to be liked, they will pee on anything for fun. Cats

are Paul Newman. Cats are cool. They don’t say, “I’m purring, I’m purring, I’m purring!” Dogs are like, “Are you feeling this? Are you feeling this?” gene: Cats are not cool. Cats are cold. gina: Cats are cold to you. gene: To my knowledge, cats are the only domestic animal whose kisses hurt. They actually have sandpaper tongues. So in those rare instances when they might express some sort of affection, they deliver it with pain. gina: First of all, that’s not how cats kiss.

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They don’t kiss the way dogs do. Nobody kisses the way dogs do. Cats rub. gene: To please themselves. gina: And that’s a problem? They greet me at the door. The little one is so happy she does jazz hands. She puts her paws in the air and does Bob Fosse moves. gene: Let me tell you the greatest trick I ever saw a cat do. A cat pooped in the toilet and then flushed. That’s an achievement. The other day I saw on a video the greatest trick a dog ever did. This dog was trained to be a service dog for an Army veteran who has PTSD. When this guy started screaming in the night, the dog’s job was to jump on the bed, lick him awake, jump off the bed, and turn on the light. There, I won the argument. gina: That’s not a trick, that’s a skill. It’s a great thing. And a cheap shot on your part. I mean, what am I going to say? It’s why we

love our animals the way we do. They’re blank screens we project onto. You project great heart, great love onto your dog. I project a sense of humor onto my cat. gene: There’s one animal that has a sense of humor that I know of: goats. They’ll butt you in the butt until you fall on your face, and then they’ll literally stand there and laugh.

gina: We were asked why I’m a cat lover and why you’re a dog lover. I’ve loved cats ever since I was a kid. You imprint early, and pets imprint on you. When you marry someone who hasn’t grown up with that animal, they have to go through a conversion experience. My husband, Michael, didn’t grow up with cats. Both of us had been previously married. He had

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two teenage sons, and I had a cat. At some point Michael said, “If we’re going to get serious, you should know that I’m allergic to cats.” I said, “You’re allergic to cats? You have two adolescents, and you’re telling me you’re allergic to cats? Are you out of your mind?” It was a quick conversion experience for Michael. gene: So you basically ordered him to live with hives? gina: We now have three cats. I’m the one who does the feeding, I do the litter box, I do the maintenance, and if we’re watching a movie in the evening, they will drape themselves on him. “Oh, Mr. Meyer”—they call him Mr. Meyer—“Mr. Meyer is sitting down!” I’m like, “Hey, I would like a cat. Hello?” Now, Gene Weingarten wouldn’t be able to stand being left out, because he would want to be the center of attention. gene: I’m afraid of sounding immodest,

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but the reason I’m a dog owner is that I’m a sensitive, feminist man. gina: [Silence] gene: I believe thoroughly in commitment in a relationship. Cats are for people who don’t like commitment. If you have a dog you are utterly committed to that relationship. You are out with that dog three or four times a day on walks. Someone once said that if Martians ever came down to Earth and watched as dogs were out on walks—as they pooped and humans walked behind them and put it in little bags—there would be no question in their minds as to which was the master race.

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protect you if somebody comes into your house to attack you. What will a cat do? A cat will hide. gina: Sure, a dog will lay down its life to protect you—unless somebody puts down a chicken wing. The dog will go, “Wait, chicken wing! The ax murderer gave me a chicken wing! I think him and me could be good friends!” Haven’t you seen those movies? gene: I will grant you that. Dogs are Dionysian. They are all about emotion and appetite. gina: Dogs are stupid. gene: I will grant you that as well. At the top of their heads, where humans have extra brains, dogs have a bone. My daughter, who’s a veterinarian, tells me it’s called the occipital crest. And what I realized after owning dogs for 40 years is that this bone is a knuckle. They’re

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knuckleheads. But I have a relatively smart dog, Murphy. Every time we go on a walk, she drags me to one house and checks the front lawn, because four years ago there was half a hot dog there. She checks during every walk just in case it should come back. This is dog intelligence, and it’s related to their appetite and their emotions. gina: Cats are smart. They know when people leave the house. gene: So do bacteria. That’s not high-level cognition. gina: You do not have to teach a cat to use the litter box. A cat will walk into a house and say, “Excuse me, do you know where the restroom is?” A dog will

explode as a method of greeting. gene: That is a libel. gina: Your attitude toward dogs goes beyond the, shall we say, the normal. When you and I were on a book tour for I’m with Stupid, we were walking down a street in Philadelphia, and there was this huge bulldog tied up outside a restaurant. You went right up and kissed it on the mouth! gene: You said, “You haven’t tried to kiss me, and you just kissed a dog!” gina: And then you said, “It was a very attractive dog.” gene: It was a very attractive dog. gina: So naturally I felt much better. and the winner is ...

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I never used to care what I looked like when I did meet and greets, until people started posting photos of me. No one’s supposed to know what I look like.

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ust after 5 p.m. in Austin, Texas, Tuna threatens to do what dogs do when they’re leashed up and led out the door. He sniffs a meandering path across the velvety carpet of the Sheraton’s hallway, scrunches up his tubular torso like an accordion—and squats. His owner, Courtney Dasher, she of the fairytale golden locks, floppy black fedora, and freshly glued fake lashes, moves in to scoop the pile with her bare hands. “I don’t know what to do!” she shrieks. And how could she? There’s no guidebook for this, no how-to manual for navigating life with a 74 southwest june 2015

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celebrity pet. It’s early March, day four of their national book tour— the second time in 12 months they’ve gone on tour to connect with Tuna’s adoring fans. They’ve scheduled seven stops in as many days, from the Strand Book Store in New York City all the way back home to sunny Santa Monica, California. Chaos is inevitable. Luckily, the hired help intervenes. Tuna’s manager, Kara Dykert, pulls a piece of scrap paper from her purse and intercepts the excrement before Courtney can reach it. She drops it in the trash, and together the three of them stroll calmly toward the elevator with Tuna leading the way. Once downstairs, they climb into a

black town car. The chauffeur rushes them to the offices of the Austin American-Statesman—a stopover on the way to the evening’s signing at BookPeople—for a taped interview. At least, Tuna has an interview. Courtney, well, she put her lashes on just in case. As they’re escorted through the newsroom’s maze of cubicles to reach the studio, a throng gathers in their wake, editors and reporters cooing and snapping photos. One throws herself in Courtney’s path, halting the entire parade. “Excuse me, I just want to see the puppy,” she curtly explains. Courtney obliges. Inside the studio, a producer tells Courtney, “We’re just going

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to have Tuna and our book critic, Joe Gross.” “Oh, so I don’t have to be on?” Courtney clarifies. “Yes!” she says, pumping her fist. She props Tuna on a stool next to Gross, whose former subjects include Keanu Reeves and Joss Whedon (of Avengers fame). “Life on the road can be difficult—do you get bored?” Gross deadpans to the dog. “You’re known for your teeth. I’m wondering if you’re thinking about endorsing a toothcleaning product?” From behind the camera, Courtney flings peanut butter– and bacon-flavored treats across the room and sings promises of airplane rides and long walks and going bye-byes in the car. She drops to all fours, brandishing the tattered green body of Tuna’s toy monster, Colin, desperately coaxing him to respond to questions by way of flickering his ears, shifting his gaze, tilting his head. “Are you thinking about doing your own designing?” Gross continues. “It’s worked for Kanye.” At that, Tuna leaps from the stool. Ten minutes in, and the interview’s a wrap. They’re out the door and down the hallway and waiting for the elevator, all the while discussing logistics for the evening. Tuna, disoriented by his hectic schedule, sniffs around and squats again. The producer urges Courtney and Kara not to worry. “We deal with a lot of breaking news around here,” she says. imagine this: You have a cute pet—a dog, cat, rabbit, even a hedgehog. “You should start an Instagram account for him,” your friends say. You’re bored one day, or procrastinating, and you do it. You put your pet on the Internet—because why not? Strangers start following your pet and liking his photos. It’s a little weird but also amusing, so you

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Say hello to Tuna’s celebrity contemporaries and behold their impressive Instagram stats (as of press time).

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• nala_cat

♥ 1.3 million followers

♥ 1.9 million followers

• realgrumpycat

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♥ 683k followers

♥ 705k followers

• toastmeetsworld

• iamlilbub

♥ 237k followers

♥ 738k followers

(“Grumpuccino”), plus mugs and magnets and T-shirts bearing her signature scowl. But when she’s not plopped on a literal pedestal at some meet and greet or tooling around in a blacked-out Escalade, Grumpy Cat is Tabatha Bundesen’s cat— and the sole reason why the

29-year-old single mother and former Red Lobster waitress may never work another day in her life. Boo’s owner has never revealed her true identity (and seems to have no plans to), and Tabatha rarely appears in pictures with Grumpy Cat. Their veiled involvement is partly what’s fueling the

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go with it. You amass several thousand followers. Your pet officially has a bigger social-media presence than you do. Way bigger. Then someone posts a picture of your pet on the content aggregator site Reddit, and overnight he becomes a meme. The meme goes viral. You watch as the throng grows by the tens of thousands. National morning shows start calling. Give or take a few variables, the stories of famous pets are surprisingly similar, serendipitous yet formulaic. In the spring of 2009, pictures of an impossibly fuzzy Pomeranian named Boo popped up on Facebook. His owner, known only by the pseudonym J.H. Lee, supposedly started the page as a joke after Boo suffered an unfortunate trip to the groomer. The pooch’s teddy-bear looks and snappy outfits quickly won over celebrities and thousands of devoted fans, who proclaimed him the cutest dog on the Internet. His first book, Boo: The Life of the World’s Cutest Dog, was released in 2011 and became an international best seller. Two more books plus a paper-doll set and a line of Gund stuffed animals followed. As of press time, he was approaching 17 million Facebook fans. Born with a form of dwarfism that causes her undersized mouth to droop, the 3-year-old cat formerly known as Tardar Sauce can’t help but look perpetually displeased. In September 2012, the brother of Tardar’s owner posted a photo of the cat’s frowny mug on Reddit. Grumpy Cat, as she became known, went from house cat to household name in less than a year, securing a movie deal and gracing the front page of The Wall Street Journal. She has two books (one of them a New York Times best seller), a line of plush toys, an endorsement deal with Friskies, her own iced coffee

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celebrity pet trend. “As soon as there’s a human involved, the narrative changes completely,” says Scott Stulen, the man behind the hugely popular Internet Cat Video Festival, hosted by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. “Rather than someone merely projecting a personality onto an animal, the focus shifts to that person’s relationship to the cat [or dog].” That shift has the potential to invite negativity, which makes keeping it about the pets even more appealing to owners who didn’t seek fame in the first place. As a result, despite connecting with millions of fans daily, they’re simultaneously left in isolation to reconcile their unusual—and unprecedented—relationship with their pet. the austin book signing is scheduled to begin in 15 minutes, and Courtney is staring into her compact mirror, inspecting her faux lashes yet again. “I never used to care what I looked like when I did meet and greets, until people started posting photos of me,” she says. “No one’s supposed to know what I look like.” The store’s events coordinator is a bit bewildered by the turnout. They set out 60 chairs. Hundreds showed up, some arriving more than an hour early. They’ve sold out of every copy of Tuna Melts My Heart: The Underdog with the Overbite, which isn’t totally unheard of—the same thing happened when David Sedaris, Hillary Clinton, and Stephen King came to town. Now just two minutes to showtime, Courtney is debating: hat or no hat. Kara teases that she wears the felt fedora too often, that she’s been shot in it too much lately and needs a fresh look. But Courtney loves it. Even as a kid she always wore hats. She asks a nearby photographer to take a picture of her both ways and checks the results on his camera’s

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LCD screen. She goes with her gut. The hat stays. Courtney has had to wrestle with her own intuition as a guiding force since Tuna skyrocketed to fame. When she and Kara hit the road for their first tour in April 2014, they planned to find a sponsor in each city and raise money for a local animal shelter, but Courtney was hyperconscious about aligning with the right brands. When the dogproduct subscription service BarkBox, which has relationships with animal shelters and rescue organizations around the country, offered to cover the whole thing, they knew they’d found the right partner. Most recently, Burger King wanted to pay her several thousand dollars to dress Tuna in a chicken costume and post about the return of chicken fries. She declined. “We turn down probably 90 percent of what comes our way,” Kara says. “To Courtney, it doesn’t matter if somebody says, ‘I’ll pay you 20 grand to post this one time about this one brand.’ If she

doesn’t agree with it, and if it’s not in alignment with Tuna, then she’s not going to do it.” Considering the fleeting nature of fame, and especially of Internet fame, it’s an audacious stance. Still, she stands firm. “I know that my sole purpose in this is the audience,” Courtney says. She likes to say that her calling isn’t to change people’s lives, but rather to change their days. With Tuna on her hip, she parts the royal-blue curtain that hangs from BookPeople’s back staircase, and scores of smartphones rise up from fans wrapped around the store. She quickly thanks everyone for coming and takes a seat at a long wooden table, Tuna next to her in his dog bed. Many come bearing gifts: flowers, toys, clothing, hats, and homemade dog desserts, as well as pictures and notes from their own pets. Among them are Amal Assaf and her boyfriend, Robert Ulman, who drove six hours from Altus, Oklahoma, to meet Tuna.

Robert, who sports a scraggly, chestlength beard and ink-covered arms, has his own tattoo shop. Two weeks ago, on Valentine’s Day, the couple got matching Tuna tattoos. “They’re still healing up,” Robert says as he lifts his shirt to reveal a devilish, pitchfork-carrying Tuna with horns. (Amal’s is a blue-hued halo-wearing angel.) One glance at Tuna and Robert’s a puddle. Tuna stares him down and snarls. “No sir! We do not treat our friends that way,” Courtney snaps. She distracts Tuna long enough for Robert and Amal to get a photo, peppering him with questions in her chipmunk voice: “Oh my goshhh, who are these buddies? Hey Toonie, do you maybe wanna think about these … cookiesinthebag? Do you wanna go ... outside?” Sammi Haney, a curly-haired 4-year-old with bright pink glasses, sits cross-legged in a rainbowaccented wheelchair with a sign attached: “STOP. Please, do not touch our baby. Our baby has ‘Brittle

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Bone Disease’ and ordinary touching could break a bone.” When it’s their turn, her mother, Priscilla, pushes her to the front of the line, and Sammi launches into a series of questions about Tuna’s bath time and naptime and his favorite toy, Colin. Courtney stamps a “pawtograph” in Sammi’s book, and then Priscilla asks her to put one on April 28 in Sammi’s Tuna calendar. “That’s the date of her surgery,” Priscilla says. “This will be her fifth.” Sammi plans to bring both the calendar and the book with her that day to show off to every doctor and nurse within earshot. “She loves to tell everyone

a Chihuahua and a dachshund. The 4-month-old pup had been abandoned on the side of a San Diego highway, presumably because of his odd appearance: the pronounced overbite, recessed jawline, and pruney neck. Courtney planned to foster him, but after a week she was too smitten to give him up. She had moved to L.A. in 2009 to chase her dream of becoming an interior designer. Two years later, in June 2011, she and a close friend launched C+R designs. At first there was enough work to pay the bills, but after 10 months their prospects dwindled, and Courtney was com-

As a 4-month-old, Tuna had been abandoned on the side of a San Diego highway, presumably because of his odd appearance. about Tuna and look at his pictures,” Priscilla says. Kara plucks Tuna from his perch and holds him next to Sammi for a photo. As Priscilla starts to wheel her away, Courtney stops to ask for the date of the surgery one more time. She writes it on her palm in black Sharpie. She looks up to smile at the next person in line, but tears well in her eyes. She wipes them away, apologizes, and tries to forge ahead, but her face crumples. “I need a break,” she tells Kara, holding her hand over her mouth. She stands up from the table, apologizes again, and with nowhere else to go ducks behind the curtain. Wrapped in the cotton fabric hung that day for Tuna’s arrival, she cries and cries, her sobs jerking the curtain up and down. at 29, courtney was struggling to make her way in Los Angeles when she visited a farmers’ market in December 2010 and returned home with a Chiweenie—a cross between

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pelled to accept a nine-to-five with a textile company. She kept up her business part-time, and Tuna was her faithful sidekick, keeping her company as she toiled late at night. Like most pet owners, she filled her phone with pictures of him. At the urging of friends she started an Instagram account for Tuna, despite having no social media presence herself. She called it @tunameltsmyheart. With hundreds of photos stocked up, she posted one each day, usually a shot of Tuna on his back, his overbite and toothy grin on full display. Each caption, written from her own perspective, gave a simple, often humorous report on what Tuna was up to that day. The account spread through friends of friends (of friends), and within a year Tuna acquired nearly 8,500 followers, a figure that baffled Courtney. When she wasn’t working, she was responding to comments from fans. In early December 2012, she got word that an anonymous photo

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of Tuna had been posted to Reddit, a site she had never heard of. Days later, she was on the phone with her dad while driving to meet friends. He was trying to convince her to make Tuna T-shirts, adamant that she capitalize on the dog’s popularity. Courtney felt differently: “My first reaction was ‘No way. Maybe if I have 10,000 followers.’” She plugged in her dying phone when she got out of the car, and when she checked it 30 minutes later there was a text message from a friend: “Tuna’s famous 15k.” She dismissed it as a joke, but the next message was a screenshot of Tuna’s

130,000, she flew to New York for the Today show. “when our following started to grow I was getting inundated with comments and requests: I want a T-shirt, I want a mug, I want a calendar,” Courtney says. “I started to erase the comments because I didn’t want that.” Her threshold had once been 10,000, but even at 100,000plus Courtney remained reluctant to merchandise Tuna’s image. “I was thinking about the possibility of T-shirts,” she says. “My friend told me, ‘If you don’t do it, somebody else will.’ She was trying to make a point:

Anderson Cooper’s team called the following day and offered to put the two of them on the next plane to New York City. Courtney immediately declined.

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Instagram profile showing 15,000 followers. “By the time I pulled it up on my phone it was 16,000,” she says. “Every 10 minutes it would go up by a thousand, and when I woke up the next morning I had 32,000 followers. It was nuts. My following quadrupled within a 12-hour period.” (Later she learned that Instagram had posted about Tuna on its official account, which had roughly 12 million followers at the time.) Anderson Cooper’s team called the following day and offered to put the two of them on the next plane to New York City. Courtney immediately declined. The holidays were hectic, and many of her coworkers were already out of the office. She wasn’t willing to risk her job for 15 minutes of fame, and secretly she worried someone might try to steal Tuna if he became too popular. When they called back and offered to do a satellite interview, she agreed—and unwittingly began the journey to Internet pet stardom. A month later, with Tuna’s followers exceeding

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If anyone is going to be profiting off of your dog, it should be you. That’s when I thought, Well, maybe.” In April 2013, she finally released a small batch of shirts, mugs, and iPhone cases. Fans posted hundreds of photos of their new gear. Even still, Courtney assumed they would soon lose interest and move on—and so could she. There was the matter of her full-time job after all, not to mention her dreams of interior design. Instead, Tuna’s following continued to grow, reaching 375,000 that June. She couldn’t keep up with the deluge of comments, emails, and appearance requests, plus the demands of a product line. That summer, she met Kara Dykert through a mutual pal. Kara was running a dinner party company out of her loft, so her schedule was flexible. She offered to help Courtney keep up with emails and design a new shirt. Within a month she had signed a commission-based agreement to operate as Tuna’s manager. “From the beginning Courtney

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would tell me, ‘I don’t want to be a sellout. I don’t want to be a sellout,’” Kara says. “I think she had this idea that if she did business with Tuna it was going to make her seem moneyhungry, or like she was just using her dog for monetary gain. I really encouraged her to reframe the way she thought about it.” The first step to enlightenment? Tuna calendars. T-shirts and mugs were one thing, but for Courtney, a calendar felt gratuitous. Kara convinced her to produce a 2014 calendar in time for Christmas, but the night before they were scheduled to go on sale, Courtney tried to pull back. “We’re going to do these calendars,” Kara insisted, “and they’re going to be a success.” The first 1,000 sold out in two weeks. They printed another 1,000 and sold out of those as well. The momentum was palpable. Buzzfeed named Tuna “the most inspiring dog on the Internet.” It was just under a year since he first went viral, and Courtney began to talk more seriously about leaving her job. In April 2014, she finally did it. Five months later, Reese Witherspoon mentioned Tuna on the popular Vogue.com video series 73 Questions, propelling Tuna past the 1 million mark. what does it mean that the popularity of her pet dictates the course of Courtney’s life? Or that her dog’s renown trumps previously held ambitions and career dreams? For now, she’s “just riding the wave,” she says. After the March book tour wrapped, Courtney and Tuna boarded a plane for London. It will be a short stay at first, but the plan is to make it permanent. A British publisher acquired the rights to the Tuna book and bumped up its release date by two months to meet demand all over Europe. Courtney’s day-to-day has evolved since she was running a side business and holding down a day job. More than ever she has to devote herself to planning logistics for upcoming events, coordinating with

sponsors, and responding to email. Regardless, she still sets aside at least an hour each day to pore over the thousands of comments on each of her posts, a practice she’s kept up from the beginning. Nowadays she can’t possibly read them all, but she keeps an eye out for messages like the one she received last fall, from a girl whose mother had been recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Tuna’s photos provided a source of momentary relief, the girl told her. Her mom laughs at his pictures and forgets the gravity of her condition. Courtney sent a special photo with a handwritten sign, which the girl printed off and hung on her mother’s dresser mirror. On April 27, Courtney carved out time for an event she’d once scrawled on her palm in thick, black Sharpie. Four-year-old Sammi Haney would be going in for her fifth surgery the next day. The six-hour procedure would involve replacing both tibias in Sammi’s legs and the humerus of her right arm with specialized rods. Courtney began sending special Tuna photos to Sammi in the days prior, and she would continue with get-well messages in the days afterward. But the evening before the surgery, they got the chance to video-chat—Courtney and Tuna in London and Sammi at the Rainbow House in Omaha, Nebraska, a short walk from the children’s hospital. Sammi, a relentlessly optimistic kid, was in good spirits. “Hi Tuna!” she exclaimed upon seeing him. She asked him about Colin and wondered aloud about his mommy and daddy. The next day, Sammi took her special Tuna pillow into surgery with her. She told the nurses all about him as they prepped her for the procedure. She held the pillow as she drifted off, and when she woke up it was right beside her. Austin W.G. Morton is the associate editor of this magazine—until she succeeds in making her very own pound puppy, Toby, famous.

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From first ladies and football legends to the Buckeye State’s only national park, this pair of Northeast Ohio cities is rife with unexpected thrills. A 30-minute drive may separate Akron and Canton, but booming arts scenes and affordable family fun unite this reviving Rust Belt duo. Before you pack your bags, tell us more about you.

ARE YOU AN ARTS ENTHUSIAST page 90 bridge over lillied water The 85-mile Towpath Trail spans four counties, including Stark and Summit.

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ARTS ENTHUSIAST Canton Palace Theatre This 1920s-era movie palace now hosts more than 300 events annually, including a kids’ film series all summer. Canton Players Guild Don’t blink or you may miss the mind-bending illusion show called Theatre of Magic on June 26 and 27. Akron Civic Theatre This 5,000-seat theater in downtown was built to resemble the Moorish Castle in Gibraltar.

dusk jockey Canton comes to life with live music the first Friday of every month.

RUBBER SOUL

Three more ways to explore Akron arts

AKRON ART MUSEUM To discover modern works by Ohio artists, take a docent-led In Our Own Backyard tour at this architecturally striking gallery.

DON DRUMM STUDIO Take home one-of-akind pieces, including Drumm’s own castaluminum sculptures, on display at this craft retailer.

LOCK 3 This outdoor amphitheater in downtown hosts summer concerts and festivals, like the four-day Rib, White & Blue (July 1–4).

Soak Up Local Culture

The best way to paint a picture of Akron and Canton? A visit to each city’s arts district offers an eclectic mix of locally owned shops, music clubs, art galleries, and independent restaurants. Bounce over to Rubber City Clothing in Akron’s Historic Arts District and grab an AK-themed tee before enjoying dinner or live tunes at BLU Jazz+. In the Canton Arts District, eye dozens of public sculptures and murals en route to the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography, home to some of the world’s most iconic images, like Steve McCurry’s “Afghan Girl.”

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURER chase some waterfalls Brandywine Falls is accessible from 7 a.m. to daily from 7 a.m. 11 p.m. to 11daily. p.m.

Head into the Wild

At 33,000 acres, one of the country’s newest national parks is also one of the smallest. But with a patchwork of natural and manmade attractions—100-plus miles of secluded trails, stunning waterfalls, the 1830s-era Boston Store Visitor Center—Cuyahoga Valley National Park packs plenty to do and see. Don’t miss the 300-millionyear-old sandstone cliffs known as the Ritchie Ledges, best glimpsed on a ranger-led hike along the Ledges Trail. If you’re traveling during winter, Boston Mills Ski Resort in the village of Peninsula offers downhill skiing in the park, a rarity in northern Ohio.

Cycling Rent a bike at the Peninsula store and ride along the historic Ohio and Erie Canal bed on the 85-mile Towpath Trail. Boating Get even closer to the water on the St. Helena III, a horsedrawn replica of a freighter canal boat. It departs from the Canal Fulton Canalway Center. Hiking Ten miles of trails through old-growth forest, meadows, and wetlands await at the Wilderness Center in Wilmot.

BREAK AWAY

Get outside with these adventures AKRON ZOO Encounter more than 700 animals from around the world, including Galapagos tortoises, Humboldt penguins, and a rare red panda.

CROOKED RIVER ADVENTURES This canoe and kayak livery run by Kent State offers three easily navigated, picturesque routes.

CUYAHOGA R AILROAD The two-hour “Grape Escape” introduces passengers to five different wines, paired with tasty hors d’oeuvres.

HUSTON BRUMBAUGH NATURE CENTER Traverse the woods at the University of Mount Union’s 141acre preserve.

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FOODIE wine and dine Enjoy a meal on the patio in an Italian-inspired atmosphere.

SAVORY SIDES

Immerse yourself in the area’s cuisine scene

CANTON FOOD TOURS Stroll through art galleries and taste your way through the Hall of Fame City on a walking or van tour.

Escape to Tuscany

Grab a seat on the balcony of the new Crush House café at Gervasi Vineyard in Canton for panoramic views of the south grape field, where new varietals like Aromella (an aromatic white) and Petite Pearl (a late-harvest red) are being nurtured to maturity. Every Saturday, the 50-minute, in-depth pairings tour of the winery offers 1-ounce tastings and chef-prepared small bites. Or enjoy a glass with dinner six nights a week at the rustic Italian Bistro. Can’t get enough of this breathtaking 55-acre estate? Reserve a suite at the luxurious boutique villas. Raise a glass at these local drink emporiums

10TH ANNUAL NATIONAL HAMBURGER FESTIVAL Compete in the amateur eating contest, bob for toy burgers, and sample more than 50 styles of hamburgers at Lock 3 Park, August 8–9.

Bender’s Tavern Canton’s oldest restaurant has served tasty libations to weary travelers since 1902. Canton Brewing Company The speakeasy taproom that opened in February pays homage to the city’s original brewery, which closed prior to Prohibition. Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. This Akron beermaker was named USA Brewery of the Year at 2014’s New York International Beer Competition.

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TAGGARTS ICE CREAM PARLOR Slide into a highbacked booth and order the Bittner, a milkshake-like concoction invented in 1931.

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BASKETBALL Visit the Canton Memorial Civic Center in November when the Canton Charge, affiliates of the Cavs, tip off their season.

Test your handicap on these Stark County links Clearview Golf Club Constructed in 1946, this storied course is recognized as the first to be designed, built, owned, and operated by an AfricanAmerican. Tam O’Shanter Golf Course Take a swing at the Hills Course, where golf legends Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen were the first to tee off when it opened in 1931. The Quarry Golf Club Five sets of tees let golfers of all abilities take in the scenic views of this targetstyle course, built on an old quarry.

RUNNING The inaugural Goodyear Half Marathon & 10K (August 15) starts and finishes at the rubber and tire company’s historic world headquarters.

R ACING Youngsters convene to race their handmade vehicles at the FirstEnergy AllAmerican Soap Box Derby, July 19–25.

GOLF Firestone Country Club hosts 75 of the game’s best duffers during the World Golf Championships– Bridgestone Invitational, August 6–9.

all the bust Come face to face with 295 bronze replicas of the game’s greats.

Get Ready for Some Football From the sport’s “birth certificate”—the 1892 accounting ledger for the first pro game—to the ball thrown by Peyton Manning for his record 509th career TD pass, the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton is the holy grail of the gridiron. Visit during the Balloon Classic Invitational/Jackson-Belden Music Fest, held on Kent State Stark’s campus (July 31–August 2), which leads up to Enshrinement Weekend (August 6–9), when the hall’s newest inductees take their spots.

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HISTORY BUFF Storied stays await at these unbelievable abodes

Inn at Brandywine Falls Overlooking a 65-foot waterfall in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, this 1848 home has six elegant guest rooms. Bertram Inn at Glenmoor Visitors of this inn, modeled after a Scottish castle, can tee off on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Fieldcrest Estate Stay in the eight-room inn, three-room lodge, or three-bedroom tea house at this 1920s-era farmstead.

GET EDUCATED

MAPS AIR MUSEUM Eye military and civilian aircraft, and a touching gallery of heroes on display in a hangar near AkronCanton Airport.

NATIONAL FIRST L ADIES’ LIBR ARY Thumb through biographies and photos of former first ladies, and grab a spot in the 91-seat theater for an author lecture or documentary.

mind your manors The home’s decor reflects the opulence of the early 1900s.

Step Back in Time MCKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBR ARY & MUSEUM More than a political exhibit, this interactive space boasts a science center and a 65-seat planetarium.

The crest above the 65,000-square-foot manor’s entryway at Stan Hywet Hall proclaims Non Nobis Solum: “Not for us alone.” Fitting, since Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. co-founder Frank A. Seiberling and his family always welcomed guests into their massive home—the state’s largest. The Tudor Revival estate celebrates 100 years this summer by inviting more guests to the property. Centennial events include Bloom!, an exhibit of 32 glass sculptures by Craig Mitchell Smith on display in the property’s lush gardens through September 20.

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FAMILY TRAVELER let it flea Take home treasures from the 12-acre outdoor market.

Fannie May/ Harry London Chocolate Tours In the span of 45 minutes, discover how cocoa beans are roasted, ground, and churned into chocolatey decadence. The Troll Hole Explore ancient troll mythology as you stroll amid a Guinness Record collection of 10,000 figurines. Canal Fulton Glassworks Housed in a 200-year-old building, this gallery offers jewelry-making classes and glassblowing demonstrations.

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It’s worth a detour to the 3,000-person town of Hartville, where a family of have-to-see-to-believe businesses is preserving the charm and craftsmanship of this outpost’s Mennonite and Amish roots. Sandwiched halfway between Akron and Canton, Hartville Marketplace and Flea Market houses more than 100 indoor shops and 1,000-plus outdoor vendors selling handmade jewelry, boutique apparel, toys, antiques, and—of course—good food. Satisfy the kiddos’ sweet teeth with a creamy block of fudge from the candy shop at Hartville Kitchen, and then walk through the 1,850-squarefoot “idea house” at Hartville Hardware, constructed almost entirely of U.S.-made products found daily in the store.

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Galleries the whole gang can get behind CANTON CL ASSIC CAR MUSEUM View 40-plus vintage vehicles, including the Canton-made Holmes, considered America’s least attractive car in its time. Decide for yourself!

AMERICAN TOY MARBLE MUSEUM Learn how to hold and shoot a marble on your way to becoming a “mibster” (one skilled at playing with the spherical toys).

MASSILLON MUSUEM Check out this art and history museum’s intricate Immel Circus, which contains 2,620 pieces, many hand-carved using dental instruments.

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Location CATEGORY career path New industries are popping up on the horizon throughout the region.

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Headed here for work? With rampant innovation, top-tier universities, and business-friendly accommodations, we can see why. Akron, situated in the heart of Summit County, was once billed the Rubber Capital of the World. It’s now a magnet for polymer development. And Canton, known for its rich manufacturing heritage, is emerging as a hub for fuel-cell and wind-energy technologies, as well as oil shale exploration in Stark County. Don’t worry, though: The cities aren’t all work and no play. With a long list of community events and one-of-a-kind towns sprinkled in between them, Akron and Canton offer plenty in the way of work-life balance.

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Business-friendly amenities abound at the airport and these local hotels.

Situated in southern Summit County, a flight into Akron-Canton Airport places you just 14 miles southeast of Akron and 10 miles northwest of Canton. CAK offers plenty of amenities that appeal to business travelers: complimentary Wi-Fi, power towers stationed throughout the terminal, a quiet business center, and beers on tap at Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Conveniently located off Interstate 77, this contemporary hotel offers easy access to all parts of the Akron/ Canton area. Two on-site restaurants— the casual Montrose Bar and Grill and the upscale Hyde Park Grille—make dinner plans a breeze.

Just minutes from Akron-Canton Airport, this Uniontown hotel boasts an ideal mix of high-tech and at-home amenities. Wake up to a hot breakfast from the bistro-style restaurant, and then get to work in the comfort of your spacious suite with free Wi-Fi.

This vintage inn is anything but outdated. With complimentary Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, and plenty of meeting and event space, don’t overlook the elegant North Canton estate for your next business event.

Insider’s Guide

We tracked down some of the savviest locals for the scoop on what makes Akron/ Canton a great place to live, work, and visit. Here are a few of their area favorites.

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Eat: Luigi’s Restaurant in downtown Akron Drink: The Canton Club in downtown Canton Do: The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Relax: I love taking in an Akron RubberDucks game at Canal Park, right in downtown Akron. Hidden Gem: Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Towpath Trail

Eat: I love Asian food, so Basil in downtown Canton tops my list. Drink: The Gin Rose from The Twisted Olive is delicious. Do: Take a Canal Boat Ride along the Ohio & Erie Canal. Relax: Quail Hollow State Park in Hartville Hidden Gem: Muggswigz Coffee Shop in downtown Canton

Eat: The Twisted Olive—built on the former Belden estate—has incredible food, drinks, and atmosphere. Drink: The rooftop patio at Nuevo Modern Mexican & Tequila Bar Do: Indoor climbing at Kendall Cliffs Relax: I love dropping a blanket on Blossom Music Center’s lawn and listening to great music under the stars. Hidden Gem: Glassblowing lessons at Akron Glass Works

Eat: The turtle soup at Bender’s Tavern is a classic. Drink: The Tuscora Pilsner from Canton Brewing Company Do: The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Relax: The picturesque walking track at Stadium Park Hidden Gem: Anything Nick makes at Sparta Steak House and Lounge

Eat: Mustard Seed Market & Café Drink: Starbucks Do: Akron Marathon Relax: One of our many coffee shops in the region or a metro park in the community Hidden Gem: Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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VITAL STATS CHEAP DIGS The cost of living in Stark County is 14 percent lower than the U.S. average.

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Why do companies set up shop in Northeast Ohio? Just ask these mainstays. AKRON

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For Rennick Andreoli, president of RDA Hotel Management Company, serving the Akron community is personal: He’s lived there all his life. RDA, a leader in hospitality management and development, has owned, operated, and renovated more than 30 hotels across the country—including three current locations in Akron. It also provides services to office buildings, golf courses, and restaurants in all aspects of property management, from construction to personnel support. Andreoli’s company has prospered in Akron’s economic climate for more than 25 years, and the city itself has benefited from having Andreoli in it. An active philanthropist in the community, he received the 2014 Bert A. Polsky Humanitarian Award for his charitable contributions to the area.

The opportunity to get to know clients personally has kept Hall, Kistler & Company in Canton for 74 years. One of the largest locally owned public accounting firms in the area, Hall, Kistler & Company serves a range of privately owned businesses, manufacturers, and oil and gas clients. A participant in the Marcellus, Point Pleasant, and Utica Shale booms, the firm has served large and independent producers, operators, property owners, and investors, providing business strategies and advisory services that consider the complex tax issues facing the oil and gas industry. “I believe the reason for our longevity is that we are committed to helping our clients grow their business by providing customized, high-quality accounting and consulting services,” says Karen Brenneman, CPA, MT, and managing partner.

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HOME BASE The Stark and Summit County area serves as the corporate headquarters for a variety of businesses, including TimkenSteel, Diebold Corporation, The Kenan Advantage Group, Shearer’s Foods, and LG Fuel Cell Systems Inc. CHAINS OF COMMAND Greater Akron is the nation’s leading manufacturer of polymer processing equipment. CORPORATE TYPE More than 150 Fortune 500 companies have operations in the region. Sources: Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce

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material world University of Akron students are prepping for careers in polymer science.

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View museum exhibits about the lives & legacies of America’s First Ladies, and visit the home of Ida & William McKinley Tour Hours (Guided Tours Only):

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Located at 1787 Thorn Drive, Uniontown (Green), OH 44685. Only 5 miles North of Akron-Canton Airport. 330.899.1990 At Cambria, it’s all about you. Our upscale design includes spacious suites, free WiFi, fitness center and heated indoor pool. You’ll also enjoy our locally inspired bistro with regional craft brews, and our flex-meeting and event space is ideal for your next gathering. CambriaSuitesAkron.com where everybody is somebody

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EDUCATION

Kent State University

A world-class public research institution, Kent State University has more than 41,000 students—from all 50 states and more than 100 countries—enrolled at its eight campuses. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the school on its list of best national universities. From Fulbright scholars to internationally recognized leaders in their field, Kent State’s faculty enjoy a reputation for award-winning teaching, cutting-edge scholarship and research, and groundbreaking discoveries, including what’s happening at the school’s Liquid Crystal Institute—the most comprehensive research and educational center in the field of liquid crystals. The applications of breakthrough findings at the institute have had worldwide impact. Advances in liquid crystal display (LCD) televisions,

computer monitors, and electronic devices such as the iPhone and iPad, have changed the way we live. The academic rigor of the institute is modeled throughout the university, which offers more than 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Whether students choose the Fashion School, the renowned College of Nursing, or the College of Architecture & Environmental Design, Kent State has a degree program designed to get them where they want to go. And along the way

they’ll have access to topflight facilities—including classrooms, laboratories, studios, libraries, study spaces, residence halls, and athletic centers—designed for learning, living, and helping them succeed. The university is nearing completion of its Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future campaign, a bold, multifaceted transformation of its campuses into everything a world-class, 21st-century campus should be. With projects ranging from new buildings to environmentally conscious upgrades, Foundations of Excellence is historic in size, scope, and significance. Changes on the Kent Campus are mirrored in the incredible renaissance of downtown Kent, creating an enriching experience in Ohio’s rising college town.

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Bold Futures Begin Here.

More than 200,000 Kent State University graduates across the globe are making significant contributions to world betterment. Join our more than 41,000 students from over 100 countries poised to blaze their own unique trails of positive change for our nation and our world. Kent State is a leading public research university and is ranked in the top tier of Best National Universities by U.S. News & World Report.

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EDUCATION

University of Akron

One of Northeast Ohio’s most influential institutions, The University of Akron has nearly 26,000 students, more than 300 degree programs, and a central location in metropolitan Akron. Designated Ohio’s Polytechnic University, UA is at the heart of the region’s economic resurgence, providing technology-infused learning experiences across multiple disciplines to meet the needs of students and employers looking for top talent. “As a public higher education institution, we are focused on helping as many people as possible achieve the American Dream, and a university degree is key to that success,” says UA President Scott L. Scarborough, Ph.D. “We must open the doors of opportunity to many more people so they are best prepared to advance both their careers and

our region as a whole.” To reach that objective, Scarborough has committed the university to becoming a distinctive polytechnic university that serves the region and beyond. “First, we provide higher education for the masses—not just the elite of our society. Second, we ensure that higher education is career-focused and experiential. Finally, we connect higher education to industry and communities to build regional economies and solve local problems.” That emphasis on attracting and educating a diverse population of students, preparing them for rewarding careers, and

building the economy is the hallmark of a “polytechnic” university, a term applying to both the sciences and the arts. Technology transforms the academic experience whether in polymer science, engineering, political science, or dance. Furthermore, polytechnic applies to the active and applied parts of learning that connect students and researchers to business and industry. To better meet employer and community needs, UA is in the process of developing two new interdisciplinary centers: one related to data science and information technology and a another for experiential learning, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement. For more information, go to uakron.edu/polytechnic.

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“There is no academic discipline that technology has not or is not transforming — whether it is polymer science and engineering, Polymers Support Ear Tissue Growth

political science, or dance.” – Scott L. Scarborough, Ph.D. President, The University of Akron

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Preparing Career-Ready Graduates for Business and Industry The University of Akron’s strengths in the arts, social sciences, STEM and professional programs mirror the attributes of a polytechnic university. We have one of the longest running co-op programs in the nation, coupled with hands-on learning that’s built into the curriculum of our strongest programs. From polymers and psychology, to biotechnology and choreography, we bring disciplines to life. Career-focused programs. Interdisciplinary studies. In-the-field learning. These are just a few of the many reasons why UA is Ohio’s Polytechnic University.

Learn more at uakron.edu/polytechnic.

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brick house Chapman Hall is home to humanities classrooms and faculty offices.

University of Mount Union

In 1846, Orville Nelson Hartshorn founded an institution that he hoped would provide great opportunities, emphasize sciences and humanities, and welcome diversity. While the University of Mount Union, located 18 miles due east of the airport in Alliance, Ohio, has grown exponentially since its first class of six students, the school continues to fulfill its foundational goals by building a diverse and inclusive community.

With a current enrollment of 2,174 undergraduates and 88 graduate students and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1, the university maintains a small-school atmosphere that appeals to students and alumni. And with more than 60 undergraduate majors and two graduate programs (Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Physician Assistant Studies), a Mount Union education offers a curriculum that’s grounded in a liberal arts tradition and emboldened by market-smart, careersavvy options. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Mount Union for 24 consecutive years as one of the best colleges and universities in the nation. Forbes, The Princeton Review’s guide to green colleges, and Washington Monthly have also cited the university. Over the past decade, more than $100 million has been invested in the construction and renovation of modern facilities throughout Mount Union’s beautiful 123acre campus. The university also includes the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center, 6 miles south of campus, which provides educational opportunities for students as well as community outreach through programming and partnerships with local school districts. Faculty, staff, and students work to enhance the Alliance community by volunteering for the Alliance Community Pantry, the Stuckey Family Interfaith Child Development Center, the Early Childhood Education Alliance, the Alliance Community Hospital, the United Way of Greater Stark County, and the Alliance Salvation Army. Since its founding, Mount Union has strived to provide more than just an academic degree: The university’s mission has always been to prepare students for fulfilling lives, meaningful work, and responsible citizenship.

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NORTH CANTON Home to 11 public parks, North Canton is a boon for nature lovers. The 18.5-acre Price Park, shown here, offers a catch-andrelease fishing pond, a baseball diamond, sand volleyball court, basketball court, two tennis courts, three covered shelters, and a gazebo overlooking a duck pond.

For an off-the-beaten-path excursion, consider a half-day detour to one of these nearby spots.

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The Adventure Water Park at Clay’s Park Resort near Canal Fulton, only a 25-minute jaunt northwest from Canton, features dual 150-foot waterslides, an 18-hole mini-golf course, zip lines, sand volleyball, kayaking, and a boatload of other family-friendly activities. Traveling during the summer? The 500-acre Clay’s Park also includes a jam-packed lineup of concerts like The Country Fest (June 11–13) and the Midwest Reggae Fest (July 31–August 2).

Plan your visit around Hartville’s Second Saturday series—now through September—when the historic downtown comes to life with themed celebrations, like Flea for All (June 13) and Craft Around the Block (September 12). Good grub, local vendors, and live music funded in part by Arts in Stark are the main attractions.

Just 8 miles west of Canton, this hometown of legendary college football coach Paul Brown offers plenty of options for the outdoor enthusiast, including 30 parks and a 27-hole championship golf course. The Legends of Massillon, which opened in 1995, is one of Ohio’s premier courses. Pack an extra sleeve of golf balls, though, if you plan to take a swing at these links—22 of the 27 holes feature ponds or streams.

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Celebrate the induction of the 2015 Hall of Fame class with two weeks of football fanfare, July 26–August 9. Kick things off in downtown Canton with a community parade on July 26, replete with marching bands, antique cars, and giant helium balloons. More balloons—of the hot-air variety—take to the skies during the Balloon Classic/Jackson-Belden Music Fest & Fireworks, July 31–August 2, on the campus of Kent State University at Stark. Enshrinees receive their signature gold jackets during a dinner on August 6 in anticipation of the August 8 Enshrinement Ceremony at Fawcett Stadium.

JUNE 12–13 Canton Blues Festival Market Square JUNE 20 MAPS Air Museum 25th Anniversary Celebration MAPS Air Museum JUNE 27 Akron Marathon Rubber City Race Series InfoCision Stadium JULY 11 Dragon Boat Festival Portage Lakes State Park JULY 11–12 Music in the Valley Folk & Wine Festival Hale Farm & Village

JUNE 7– SEPTEMBER 6 Sunday Fundays Fieldcrest Estate AUGUST 8 Ohio II Warrior Dash 2015 Clay’s Park Resort SEPTEMBER 1–7 Stark County Fair Stark County Fairgrounds SEPTEMBER 5 – 6 Made in Ohio Art & Craft Festival Hale Farm & Village SEPTEMBER 13 Pro Football Hall of Fame Gold Jacket 5K Race Series National Championship Downtown Canton

SEPTEMBER 26 Akron Marathon, Half Marathon, Team Relay & Kids Fun Run Downtown Akron OCTOBER 1–3 Canton Film Fest Canton Palace Theatre OCTOBER 16 –18 Spooky Science Beech Creek Gardens NOVEMBER 13–15 44th Annual Christkindl Markt Canton Museum of Art

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Summer nights in The Big Apple are getting even hotter with the ¡Arriba! Latin Dance Party Party, part of an outdoor concert series at The High Line, an elevated former railroad trestle turned public park. Put on your dancing shoes and strut, shimmy, gambol, and cut a rug to the groovy jams of Afro-Cuban unit Annette Aguilar & StringBeans, whose percussionheavy salsa, merengue, and bomba tunes are guaranteed to get your hips wiggling. The summer series closes August 26 with the progressive salsa of Grupo Arcano. Abundant food and drink are available for purchase, including tacos, gelato, ice pops, beer, and wine, sating the appetites of the hungriest hoofers. thehighline.org june 2015 southwest 119

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Jig, clog, stomp, and swing to your heart’s content at the Vail Summer Bluegrass Series, four star-studded evenings of jubilant American roots music in one of the nation’s most charming mountain hamlets. The downbeat strikes at 6 p.m. on the grounds of the luxurious Arrabelle Hotel in Vail Square. July 1 serves up the buoyant, foot-stomping stylings of Bay Area maestros Hot Buttered Rum, while lightning-quick fretwork rules the hour on July 15 thanks to a rare collaborative offering from the Grammy-winning bass guitarist Oteil Burbridge and pedal steel guitar wizard Roosevelt Collier. July 29 surrenders to the three-part harmonies and spellbinding musicality of the Steep Canyon Rangers (who frequently collaborate with Steve Martin), while the sounds of Dead Winter Carpenters and local heroes Grant Farm echo through the Rockies on August 12. Are your toes tapping yet? vailbluegrass.com

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Honor Mr. Washington On Independence Day two centuries ago, builders laid the cornerstone for Baltimore’s Washington Monument, the oldest public memorial dedicated to the United States’ first president. Commemorate that historic event at the Monumental Bicentennial, a civic celebration

coinciding with the reopening of the 178-foot, statue-topped monument, fresh from a $5.5 million restoration. Kick off the day by welcoming the nation’s newest citizens at a naturalization ceremony. Then stick around for a ribbon-cutting with speeches by local dignitaries and patriotic music performed by a military band and musicians from the Peabody Conservatory. Next, hit the oldfashioned country fair, where you can make a Washington-style wig, create a quill pen, play Colonial-era games, or chat up costumed historical interpreters. After you’ve had your fill of picnic food or sampled the fruits of the bake-off, head back to the monument and ascend its 228 steps for a breathtaking view. mvpconservancy.org JULY 4 NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

Torch Your Taste Buds While experimental chefs in western New York whiled away the Summer of Love crafting what’s become the ubiquitously adored Buffalo wing, the flamboyant foodies of The Volunteer State were tickling taste buds with their own brand of fiery fowl, celebrated annually at the Music City Hot Chicken Festival. The familyfriendly soiree wings its way from 8th and Woodland at 10:30 a.m. with a peppy parade, presided over by former Nashville mayor and festival founder Bill Purcell. Live entertainment, all-ages games, an amateur cooking contest, and free samples from the region’s hot chicken potentates highlight this homage to a delicacy that combines buttermilk, fiery spices, two slices of white bread, and a side of dill pickle chips. Ready, set, burn! hot-chicken.com JULY 10–11 DES MOINES, IOWA

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planting of lavender for good luck. To turbocharge your own mojo, get yourself to Sequim. lavenderfesti val.com JULY 18 EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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In the words of President George W. Bush, “Transcending our history is essential.” But before you transcend history, you first must experience it. Founded in 1991, the American Independence Museum has been devoted to bringing the country’s past into vivid, contemporary focus

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rumble through the American Heartland, so they got together, formed the Des Moines Music Coalition, and set to pumping up the volume in 2008 with 80/35, a two-day musical extravaganza whose name is derived from two intersecting interstates. This year’s eighth annual festival bangs the drum in The Hawkeye State, cranking it up to 11 with nearly 50 acts across three stages at the sprawling, 13-acre Western Gateway Park. The sizzling lineup includes marquee players like Weezer, Wilco, Talib Kweli, and Jenny Lewis, while indie and regional acts fill out the bill in melodic style for more than 30,000 fans. Parched guests are encouraged to cool down in the Lagunitas Couchtrippin’ Lounge, offering nine exclusive beers. 80-35.com

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Beer Fest, a 21-and-up event held in downtown Cathedral Square. Sample more than 150 offerings— including many cask-conditioned ales and ciders—from New Glarus, Great Lakes, Bell’s, and many other regional and national brewers. (Designated drivers can enjoy all the complimentary soda and bottled water they care to drink.) Food vendors will provide beer-friendly eats like pretzels, brats, and deep-fried cheese curds, while Chicago-based band Zydeco Voodoo provides the tunes. Explore the story behind your suds by visiting the Breweriana tent, where you can eye displays of artifacts like lithographic prints, vintage bottles and cans, and retro ads. Thirsting for more knowledge? Local brewery historian and author Leonard Jurgensen will be on hand to answer questions. milwaukee firkin.com JULY 19 KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

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Bring the whole family to Kansas City’s Big Picnic, hosted by Kansas City Parks & Recreation and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Pack a homemade meal or pick up some food-truck grub at the picnic, and then stroll the green expanses of Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and Frank A. Theis Park. Got a competitive streak? Indulge it at one of the recreation stations, where offerings include badminton, footgolf, and bubble soccer. If art is more your game, enter the Quick Paint contest, where amateur artists have two hours to capture a pleinair scene on canvas for a chance at $500. The picnic features musical performances, and you can tickle the ivories yourself on a pop-up piano provided courtesy of Pianos on Parade. kcparks.org JULY 28–AUGUST 2 BOISE, IDAHO

Make Like a Basque As land prices climbed in Spain and gold poured from the ground

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Pay Respects to Satchmo Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong was born in New Orleans on August 4, 1901. When he died nearly 70 years later, he’d completely changed the face of American music. And though he didn’t spend most of his adult life in New Orleans (he’s buried in Queens, New York, in fact) his legacy shines brightly in the Big Easy. Satchmo SummerFest was launched in 2001 to commemorate Armstrong’s 100th birthday, but the event was so successful that the city’s held it in the French Quarter ever since. A mini–Jazz Fest of sorts, the event offers visitors three days of outdoor concerts, musichistory seminars, jazz exhibits, and a second-line parade. Those looking to deviate from the Quarter should head to Frenchman’s Street, New Orleans’ top live-music district, to witness the Satchmo Strut. Thirsty? The festival also features a Satchmo art contest and exhibit at Crescent City Brewhouse. All their beers

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Chow Down in Chi-town Oft referred to as street meat, a banquet on a bun, a frank, a weenie, or a footlong, the hot dog is a long beloved bite of American pop culture. In honor of the food’s enduring status as an iconic Windy City eat, the Chicago History Museum hosts the Chicago Hot Dog Fest, where guests get to gobble up avant-garde iterations of the fun, simple, summery food that go far beyond pigs in a blanket. (Anyone for sampling a bacon-and-chocolate footlong?) If an authentic Chicago hot dog experience is on your bucket list, ask one of the more than a dozen local vendors to crown your all-beef frank with yellow mustard, chopped white onions, pickle relish, dill pickle spears, tomato wedges,

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Behold Bewitching Birds If you’ve ever sought to catch a glimpse of the Montezuma Quail, Lucifer Hummingbird, Gilded Flicker, Bridled Titmouse, or Yellow-Eyed Junco, Lollapalooza ain’t your target destination—but the Tucson Audubon Society’s fifth annual Bird & Wildlife Festival is. Taking advantage of the late-summer birding wonderland spurred on by the region’s annual thunderstorms, this event takes flight with expert-led field trips to top birding destinations, captivating keynote addresses

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Go Mad for Movies Lights, camera, action! Indie film lovers will be in paradise at the 17th annual Sidewalk Film Festival. Produced by the Alabama Moving Image Association, Sidewalk showcases the work of filmmakers from across the world, with over 200 screenings and events held in venues all within walking distance of one another, such as the Alabama School of Fine Arts, Carver Theatre, and the Rushton Theatre at McWane

Science Center. The opening night film and after party take place at the historic Alabama Theatre, a former movie palace built in the late ’20s by Paramount Studios that’s home to an authentic Wurlitzer pipe organ. At the Sidetalk Panel Discussions and Workshops, you can pick the brains of industry creatives— past panels have covered topics like “Documentary Filmmaking and the Law” and “The New Wave of Independent Media: Web Series and Episodic Content”—or sit in on a table read with festival finalists. Other events and attractions include a 10K run, pop-up shops, food trucks, and a kids’ fest. sidewalkfest.com AUGUST 30 INDIANAPOLIS

Eat Well in the Midwest If you’re a voracious fan of farmfresh bounty, you’re sure to get your fill at Dig IN, a Taste of Indiana 2015. Held at White River State Park, this Hoosier State farm-to-fork festival assembles growers, herders,

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Step 2 Valley-fold along the dashed guide.

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FOLD DIRECTION Bend paper this way.

VALLEY-FOLD Make a crevice.

CRIMP-FOLD Fold paper over itself, like an accordion.

FOLD AND UNFOLD This sets a crease you’ll use later.

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REVERSE-FOLD Fold so the indicated part is inverted.

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5 3 2 4 6 1 7 8 9

6 1 9 5 7 8 2 4 3

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6 5 9 4 2 1 7 8 3

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9 1 8 5 7 3 2 4 6

9 5 6 3 2 7 1 4 8

2 6 5 7 3 4 8 1 9

3 7 9 6 8 1 4 5 2

1 8 4 2 5 9 7 3 6

9 7 3 6 1 4 8 5 2

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M L Y O B W A R B D I E F A O F M N U G B S L O A B A S S M S E E N S

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8 6 3 9 2 1 5 4 7

6 1 7 3 5 9 4 8 2

3 9 2 8 1 4 6 7 5

5 4 8 7 6 2 3 1 9

4 1 5 2 9 8 6 7 3

7 4 9 1 3 5 2 6 8

7 2 6 8 3 1 4 9 5

3 5 9 4 2 6 1 7 8

8 2 1 4 6 5 9 7 3

1 9 8 2 4 6 5 3 7

7 6 4 9 5 3 2 8 1

5 3 2 7 8 1 4 6 9

4 1 3 6 2 8 7 9 5

2 8 5 1 9 7 3 4 6

6 7 9 5 3 4 8 1 2

2 3 1 4 8 6 5 9 7

1 2 4 3 6 9 7 8 5

3 9 7 8 5 1 4 2 6

5 6 8 7 4 2 1 3 9

7 5 2 4 1 6 3 8 9

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1 5 6 7 4 2 3 8 9

8 9 3 6 5 1 7 2 4

4 7 2 9 3 8 1 5 6

6 1 5 8 2 9 4 7 3

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9 4 7 5 1 3 2 6 8

2 6 4 3 9 7 8 1 5

5 8 1 2 6 4 9 3 7

7 3 9 1 8 5 6 4 2

1 4 8 5 9 7 6 2 3

9 3 6 8 2 7 1 5 4

6 5 7 4 1 3 8 2 9

3 2 4 5 8 9 1 6 7

8 9 1 2 6 7 5 4 3

4 1 8 7 9 2 6 3 5

7 6 9 3 5 8 2 1 4

2 3 5 6 4 1 9 7 8

9 8 2 1 3 4 7 5 6

5 7 3 9 2 6 4 8 1

1 4 6 8 7 5 3 9 2

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8 5 3 2 6 7 1 9 4

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9 5 2 3 4 7 1 6 8

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8 9 5 2 1 4 3 6 7

2 7 1 3 6 5 9 8 4

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Easy 5

Medium 3

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Easy 4

Medium 2

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A L K J A A S Q O U N I T S T U I T R U R N

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5 2 8 6 3 1 9 4 7

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4 7 6 5 2 9 3 1 8

7 4 2 3 9 5 6 8 1

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4 6 7 2 3 8 5 9 1

6 4 1 7 8 5 9 2 3

8 7 5 3 9 2 4 1 6

2 9 3 6 4 1 8 7 5

4 9 8 5 3 2 6 7 1

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135

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60

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31

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56

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128

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11

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43

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138

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145

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14

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21

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136

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85

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151

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79

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125

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87

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12

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83

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41

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61

129

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25

130

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53

29

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36

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80

130

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115

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99

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103

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i137

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62

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22, 23 Hard Rock Café | hardrock.com 5

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4

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i137

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123

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139

Tilted Kilt | tiltedkilt.com

adventure in akron/canton 91

Akron–Canton Airport 888.434.2359 akroncantonairport.com

93

Akron/Summit Convention & Visitors Bureau | 330.374.7560 visitakron-summit.org

107

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117

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115

RDA Hotel Management Company 330.867.5024 rdahotelmanagementco.com

113

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105

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105

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103

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111

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113

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travel 14

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122

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124

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130

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i137

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95

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105

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115

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167

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99

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39

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99

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120

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80

101

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SPOTLIGHT

Jawsome Entertainment

Exclusive Shark Week content boards Southwest flights.

SHARKS ON A PLANE

Power up your device and dive in to Shark Week on your next flight.

Looking for summertime entertainment you can really sink your teeth into? Look no further than your next WiFi-equipped flight. Southwest Airlines and Discovery Channel are excited to provide exclusive Shark Week content to Customers flying this month. Shark Week airs July 5–12, but you don’t have to wait

that long to get your fix. You can enjoy the exclusive content via an on-demand channel that’s part of the free television offering on Southwest’s Inflight Entertainment Portal (for details on how to access, turn to page 160). As part of this offering, you can view a neverbefore-seen special,

highlighting six swift and stealthy sharks, prior to its television debut. These sharks hunt their prey with specialized adaptations that make them some of the most amazing predators on the planet. In addition to being one of cable’s most beloved summertime rituals, Shark Week is television’s longestrunning prime-time event. New to 2015, Discovery will premiere all-new Shark Week programming in August, making this season the “Summer of the Shark.” Want in on the action? Southwest and Discovery are also teaming up to send one lucky family on an aquatic adventure. Enter the Dare to Dive Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Aruba, including air fare in the form of a $3,000 Southwest® gift card, a three-night hotel stay, and a diving excursion. For full rules and to enter to win, visit Southwest.com/ sharkweek. Now sit back and tune in. We’re bringing the feeding frenzy straight to your seat! —Alyssa Eliasen

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FLIGHT SERVICE

Please abide by public announcements from Flight Attendants concerning electronic devices. En todos los casos, por favor rígete por los anuncios públicos y las solicitudes de los Sobrecargos con respecto a todos los aparatos electrónicos.

Inflight Entertainment

Flight Service

Permitted Pueden usarse dentro del avión

Permitted

Wifi

Always Permitted

Never Permitted

Small portable electronic devices Siempre puedes usar dispositivos Inflight Entertainmentelectrónicos portátiles y pequeños (PEDs) such as tablets, e-readers, and smartphones weighing less than (PEDs) tales como tabletas, lectores 2 pounds may be used in AIRPLANE electrónicos y teléfonos inteligentes mode at all times on domestic flights, que pesen menos de 2 libras en unless a Crew Member indicates modo AVIÓN en los vuelos domésotherwise. A small PED may be ticos, excepto si un Miembro de la Permitted Wifi Entertainment Flight Service held inInflight hand, attached to a person, Tripulación indique lo contrario. Inflight Entertainment Flight Service or placed in clothing or a seatback Puedes sujetar un PED pequeño pocket. Devices and accessories en la mano, llevarlo encimo, enla may not block access to the aisle. ropa o en un bolsillo en el respalLarge PEDs such as laptops weighing do delasiento. Los dispositivos y Permitted Always Permittedel Wifi must be stowed 2 pounds or more accesorios nopueden bloquear under theWifiseat or in an overhead acceso en el pasillo.Smart Los PEDs granMoviesbin Phones Permitted Always Permitted for taxi, takeoff, and landing. It is des como computadorasportátiles recommended that laptops be placed in a case when stowed under the seat. On international flights, Movies Smart Phones Pacemakers all PEDs must be turned off during taxi, takeoff, and landing at airports Tablets or Smartphones Tablets or E-readers Messaging Movies Smart Phones Pacemakers outside the U.S. and its territories. E-readers (in (in AIRPLANE Please use headphones for all audio AIRPLANE mode) mode) and video. Tabletas o lectoTeléfonos Messaging Tablets or E-readers Hearing Aids res electrónicos inteligentes (en modo AVIÓN) (en modo AVIÓN)Flight Inflight Entertainment Service

Movies

Messaging

Smart Phones

Pacemakers

Two-Way Radios

Tablets or E-readers

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Remote-Controlled Toys

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Flight Service debajo del asiento o ser guardados

en los compartimentos superiores mientras el avión avanza por la pista, durante el despegue y el aterrizaje. Se recomienda que las computadoras portátiles se guarden en un Always Permitted estuche debajo del asiento.Never EnPermitted los vuelos internacionales, todos los PEDs deben permanecer apagados mientras el avión avanza por la pista, durante el despegue y el aterrizaje Never Permitted en aeropuertos fuera de los EE. UU. y susPacemakers territorios. Por favor usa auriculaTwo-Way Radios Never Permitted res para cualquier sonido o video.

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Electronic Remote-Controlled Toys Games Juegos electrónicos Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers portátiles Always Permitted

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VideoSmoking Devices Camcorders Videocámaras

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Hearing Aids Never Permitted

Remote-Controlled Toys

Electronic Cigarettes and

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Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices

Smoking Devices Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled Toys TV Tablets or E-readers Hearing Aids Electronic Cigarettes and Devices capable of transmitting data, Smoking Devices unless otherwise noted, are never permitted. Nunca son permitidos Messaging Tablets or E-readers Hearing Aids Electronic Cigarettes and Smoking Devices los dispositivos con capacidad para TV Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled Toys Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers NFL Redzone Smart Phones Pacemakers Two-Way Radios Two-Way Radios Electronic Television or Remotetransmitir datos, excepto que se (Walkie-Talkies) Cigarettes and AM/FM Radio Controlled Toys Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled Toys Pacemakers Two-Way Radios especifique lo contrario. or Scanners Smoking Devices Receivers Juguetes de Radios emisoCigarrillos Televisión o Receivers control remoto or AM/FM Radio NFL Redzone Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled ToysTelevision TV res/receptores electrónicos y radios de AM/ TV Laptop Computers Remote-Controlled Toys (walkie-talkies) dispositivos para FM Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers NFL Redzone fumar Tablets or E-readers Hearing Aids Electronic Cigarettes and

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DISABILITY ASSISTANCE Southwest Airlines offers assistance to their Customers with disabilities upon request. Southwest Airlines siempre ofrece asistencia para sus clientes con discapacidades que lo pidan. ELECTRONIC DEVICES Cellphones and pagers may be used at the gate and after landing. Los teléfonos y localizadores pueden ser usados en la puerta y después de aterrizar. CARRYON BAGGAGE Customers are limited to one (1) bag per person, plus one (1) additional personal item. El límite es de una (1) maleta por persona y un (1) artículo personal.

LOST AN ITEM ONBOARD A FLIGHT? Visit the Customer Service page on southwest.com to report a lost item. Visita la página de Servicio al Cliente en southwest.com para reportar un Television or AM/FM Radio Receivers objeto perdido.

Always Permitted Pueden usarse en todo momento dentro del avión

Wifi

CREW INTERFERENCE Federal law prohibits any Passenger from assaulting, threatening, or intimidating a Crew Member or interfering with a Crew Member’s duties. La ley federal prohíbe que los pasajeros asalten, amenacen o intimiden a los Miembros de la Tripulación o que interfieran con los deberes de un Miembro de la Tripulación.

PETS All pets must stay inside their carriers and under the seat for the duration of the flight. Todas las mascotas deben permanecer dentro de sus jaulas y debajo del asiento durante todo el vuelo. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES Customers are prohibited from consuming alcoholic beverages not purchased onboard. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to anyone under the age of 21. We reserve the right to refuse the sale of alcoholic beverages to anyone. Se prohíbe que los Clientes consuman bebidas alcohólicas si no fueron compradas a bordo. No serviremos bebidas alcohólicas a las personas menores de 21 años de edad. Nos reservamos el derecho de negar la venta de bebidas alcohólicas a cualquier persona. PERSONAL DEVICES Unapproved personal devices (e.g., Knee Defender, infant slings) may not be attached to any part of the aircraft. Dispositivos personales no aprobados (por ejemplo, “defensor de rodillas”, manta portabebés) no pueden sujetarse a cualquier parte de la aeronave.

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Aviators in Training

Southwest’s Adopt-A-Pilot program inspires big dreams.

UNDER HIS WINGS

Among Pilot Gary Hooyman’s former mentees: (from left) Jacob Spillman, Aaron Herring, and Eli Leininger.

As a Southwest Airlines Captain based in Atlanta, I have been a proud participant in the Company’s Adopt-A-Pilot program since 2002. My fellow Pilots and I partner with more than 1,500 classrooms across the country each year to teach students valuable life skills through aviation-related lessons. One student I met along the way is Eli Leininger, who has been pursuing an aviation dream since he was in my Adopt-A-Pilot class six years ago. Two years after working with Eli’s class, I launched an aviation-centered program for fifth- through eighth-grade gifted and talented students, and Eli was part of this class. Each week, I spent an hour with them, running a ground school leading into simulator flying. Between Eli’s fifth-grade year

and the present, these experiences helped solidify his aviation dream. Recently, Eli’s guidance counselor approached me to see if Eli could shadow me on the job, so I outlined a plan that provided a half day at our Kansas City operation and another half day shadowing controllers at the Kansas City Tower/Radar Approach Control facility. His big day took place this spring. We met at 0445 (Pilot-speak for 4:45 a.m.) to begin with breakfast and a discussion of my flight-planning tasks, including checking the weather and looking at operational issues at the airports I would fly through that day. At 0730, we arrived at the Kansas City International Airport, where we met up with Altha Wright, the Southwest Airlines Customer Service Manager who would oversee Eli’s job shadowing until noon. After that, he was off to the airport tower to meet assistant facility supervisor Natasha Chappelle. Eli received a briefing and got to sit with controllers as they tracked live traffic on the radar. I followed up with Eli after his day as an honorary Employee, and his excitement to fly was as high as ever. I’m honored that our connection through Adopt-A-Pilot allowed me to be a part of his continuing aviation dream. —Gary Hooyman

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INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

BEVERAGES

Customs & Immigration 1

FORM APPROVED OMB NO. 1651-0009

19 CFR 122.27, 148.12, 148.13, 148.110,148.111, 1498; 31 CFR 5316

Each arriving traveler or responsible family member must provide the following information (only ONE written declaration per family is required). The term “family” is defined as “members of a family residing in the same household who are related by blood, marriage, domestic relationship, or adoption.” 1 Family Name

First (Given) 2 Birth date

Middle Month

Day

Year

3 Number of Family members traveling with you 4 (a) U.S. Street Address (hotel name/destination

(b) City

6 Passport number 7 Country of Residence 8 Countries visited on this

trip prior to U.S. arrival

11 I am (We are) bringing

(a) fruits, vegetables, plants, seeds, food, insects: (b) meats, animals, animal/wildlife products: (c) disease agents, cell cultures, snails: (d) soil or have been on a farm/ranch/pasture:

12 I have (We have) been in close proximity of livestock:

Yes

No

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

No No No No No

Yes

No

Yes

No

(such as touching or handling)

13 I am (We are) carrying currency or monetary instruments

over $10,000 U.S. or foreign equivalent:

(see definition of monetary instruments on reverse)

14 I have (We have) commercial merchandise: (articles for sale, samples used for soliciting orders, or goods that are not considered personal effects)

15 RESIDENTS—the total value of all goods, including commercial merchandise

I/we have purchased or acquired abroad, (including gifts for someone else, but not items mailed to the U.S.) and am/are bringing to the U.S. is: $ VISITORS—the total value of all articles that will remain in the U.S., including commercial merchandise is: $

Read the instructions on the back of this form. Space is provided to list all the items you must declare. I HAVE READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON THE REVERSE SIDE OF THIS FORM AND HAVE MADE A TRUTHFUL DECLARATION.

Date (month/day/year)

CBP Form 6059B (04/14)

for passengers coming from abroad

1 Name(s) Nationality

• Omission to declare whether coming in or out of the Mexico´s customs amounts of cash, in domestic or foreign checks, payment orders or any other documents receivable in an aggregate amount exceeding the equivalent of 10,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency, which action will be punishable with a fine of 20 to 40% of the exceeding amount and the corresponding criminal penalties will be applied. • Introduction into or extraction of goods from Mexico, using deceitful methods to hide items, when their imports or exports is prohibited, restricted or because foreign trade duties must be paid, will be punishable with fines ranging, to 70 or 100%, of the commercial value of merchandise. • Omission of the total or partial payment of foreign trade duties. When failure consist of only a duty omission and the goods do not exceed 3,000 US dollars or its equivalent In domestic or foreign currency, the penalty will consist of up to 116% of the commercial value of the items. Once the duties have been paid, the Customs Authority will make the items available to the passenger. • If the corresponding documentation required by the Customs Law prove that the merchandise was properly submitted for proper customs procedures in order to enter the country, is not exhibited, a precautionary seizure of the non declared goods as well as the corresponding vehicle, in case the passengers entered the country by land, will proceed. • For non declared items which do not comply with regulations and restrictions other than duties, abandonment can be declared once the corresponding fine is paid.

Issue on 2013. Please look up for changes in this information when you are visiting us again at customs desk or at www.aduanas.gob.mx

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U.S. Customs Declaration Form*

Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (or one Passenger per family with the same address) bound for the U.S. How to complete this form: • Complete before arrival in the U.S. • Write in English, in capital letters. • Be sure to include the street name and number, city, and state of your address in the U.S. • If you are transiting through the U.S., you may write TRANSIT and your final destination country. • Lines 5 and 6 may be left blank if not using a passport. • On Line 9, enter WN for Southwest, followed by your specific flight number. • Please read both sides of the declaration. • Sign at the “X.”

Mexican Customs Declaration Form

Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (or one Passenger per family with the same address) on flights bound for Mexico. How to complete this form: • Complete sections 1–6. • Once completed, sign and date the form.

Dewar’s® Scotch Jack Daniel’s® Wild Turkey® Tanqueray® Gin

• Bacardi® Rum • Baileys® Irish Cream • Finlandia® Vodka

Please read the instructions prior to filling this form: Every passenger or head of household must provide the following information. Last name(s)

PAYMENT OF DUTIES

Mexican laws establish among others the following penalties and sanctions related to the importation of goods into the country:

• • • •

Welcome to Mexico

Passengers may import items to their personal baggage without requiring the services of a customs agent by paying a global rate of 16%, provided that the total amount, excluding the duty free exemption, does not exceed 3,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency as long as an invoice, proof of payment or any other document that proves the commercial value of the items is provided.

INFRACTIONS AND SANCTIONS

9 Airline/Flight No. or Vessel Name 10 The primary purpose of this trip is business:

Signature

During the vacation periods of Holy week, summer and winter, Mexican Nationals entering the country by land may import, under duty exemption, items of up to 300 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency provided that such people do not live along the border strip or border region. The starting and ending dates of such periods can be consulted directly with customs personnel or at www. aduanas.gob.mx.

Liquor $5

3

Customs Declaration

2. Free of duty imports: passengers entering the country by sea or by air may import goods of duty, additional to their personal baggage, as long as they prove their value with an invoice or receipt and such amount does not exceed 300 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency or 75 US dollars when the entry is by land. Alcoholic beverages, shredded tobacco or automobile fuel cannot be imported as part of the duty free exemption.

• Duties can be paid using the form “Pago de contribuciones al comercio exterior” (Foreign trade tax payment). • The total value of computer equipment, added to the rest of the items above cannot exceed 4,000 US dollars or its equivalent in domestic or foreign currency. • Items subject to compliance, regulations other than payment of duties (permits, certificates, and notifications) cannot be imported. • In order to determine the tax basis, the duty free exemptions mentioned in number 2 could be deducted from the value of the items.

(c) State

5 Passport issued by (country)

2

This Space For Offical Use Only

Customs Declaration

Cheers!

Date of birth

Day

Month

Year

Beer $5

Wine $5

• Bud Light® • Miller Lite® • Dos Equis® Special Lager • Leinenkugel’s® Summer Shandy • Fat Tire®

• Hacienda Chardonnay • Carmenet Cabernet Sauvignon

Passport number

2

VISITORS T Number of days you will stay in Mexico RESIDENTS OF MEXICO Number of days you stayed abroad

3

Number of family members traveling with you Number of luggage pieces (bags and packages) you bring with you Missing luggage or luggage to be imported by cargo (pieces) (See Notification 1 of this form)

4 MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION Mark with an X the means of transportation Maritime Vessel No.

Ground Transport No.

Air Flight No.

5 Carrying money in cash, receivables or a combination of both is legal; however, not declaring the total amount when more than the equivalent of 10,000 US dollars is carried may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties. Are you carrying amounts in cash, documents receivable (checks, promissory notes, payment orders, etc.) or a combination of them, the combined total of which exceeds 10,000 US dollars or their equivalent in national or foreign currency?

No If you have answered Yes, please declare the total amount in US dollars

Yes

$

If you answer Yes, you must also fill out the “Declaración de internación o extracción de cantidades en efectivo y/o documento por cobrar” (Customs Declaration for the import/export of cash, receivables or equivalent documents), which you can request from the customs personnel in charge at the entry ports to Mexico or download it from the Customs Internet Site: www.aduanas.gob.mx

Mexican Immigration Form

Who must complete this form: • All Passengers (including children) who are not citizens of Mexico, on flights bound for Mexico. How to complete this form: • Complete sections 1–14 on the top portion of the form and sections 1–10 on the bottom portion of the form. • Once completed, sign and date the top portion of the form. • Sections on the form titled “USO OFICIAL” are for use by Mexican Immigration officials and should not be filled out by Passengers. What to do with this form: • The form will be separated as Passengers proceed through Mexican Customs. • Make sure to retain the bottom portion of the form, which serves as your visa while in Mexico. It must be surrendered at time of checkin for your return flight. Passengers unable to present this form at time of departure will be fined by Mexican Immigration. * Go to cbp.gov to download, fill out, and print this form before your next international flight.

Complimentary Beverages • • • • • • • • • • • •

Coca-Cola® Coke Zero™ Diet Coke® Sprite® Sprite Zero™ Dr Pepper® Diet Dr Pepper® Seagram’s® Ginger Ale Seagram’s® Tonic Water Seagram’s® Seltzer Water Tomato Juice Mr & Mrs T® Bloody Mary Mix

• Minute Maid® Cranberry Apple Cocktail • Minute Maid® Orange Juice • Minute Maid® Apple Juice • LIFT® Coffee* • Decaf Coffee* • Tea • Hot Chocolate • Noncarbonated Purified Drinking Water * Creamer available

Valid Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards® drink coupons, as shown here, are printed with expiration dates and the Member’s (or issuing group’s) name. Business Select® drink coupons are valid for same-day use only. Valid Rapid Rewards and Business Select drink coupons will be accepted onboard for beer, wine, and liquor.

Recycling

We’re happy to take care of any recyclable items, including plastic bottles, coffee cups, newspapers, and food containers.

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INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT PORTAL

Sky-high Entertainment

WiFi. Games. Messaging. Music. We have enough options to get you across the country and back. Follow the steps below to find out how you can access our entertainment portal. 1. Pick your inflight entertainment. 2. Connect your device by following our instructions. 3. Enjoy!

Beats Music

Movies$

Flight Tracker

southwest.com

Free Live TV

WiFi$

We love music just as much as you do. Enjoy the Beats Music streaming service, because everyone’s trip deserves its own soundtrack.

Do you have enough time to squeeze in one more episode of free live TV before you land? Find out here.

You never have to miss a show with free live TV and On-Demand. It’s just like your living room—except we’ve got recliners.

This plane is the best place to watch a movie. Why? Because we won’t charge you for the snacks.

Yep, we’ve got an inflight concierge, too. Make your hotel and car reservations on southwest.com, all from your window seat.

When you’re 30,000 feet up in the air, the world below keeps moving! Explore your favorite websites and check your e-mail by connecting to our WiFi.*

Messaging$

Send your friends and family notes from above the clouds with our inflight messaging service.

Pricing information can be found on the Inflight Entertainment Portal. * In order to provide a top-notch WiFi experience, we prohibit access to certain high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO Go, and VoIP. We also prohibit access to certain obscene or offensive content.

Free Live TV compliments of Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Credit Card, for a limited time, where available. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. Beats Music available only on WiFi-equipped aircraft for a limited time.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRAND NEW IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES

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Rapid ® Rewards

The name says it all.

Rapid Rewards offers more ways to earn points to redeem for reward flights and no restrictions to get between you and your favorite destinations. Your points spend like cash, so lower fares require fewer points to fly. Plus, as a Member, you’ll enjoy these benefits: UNLIMITED REWARD SEATS • NO BLACKOUT DATES • POINTS THAT DON’T EXPIRE*

A-List tier benefits • Priority boarding • Fly By® Priority Check-in and Security Lane access** • 25% point-earning bonus

A-List Preferred tier benefits

Receive all the benefits of A-List, plus: • Higher priority boarding • Free Inflight WiFi (on planes that have Inflight WiFi, of course) • 100% point-earning bonus

Companion Pass status

Fly 100 qualifying one-way flights or earn 110,000 Qualifying Points***, and you can choose one person to fly with you for an entire calendar year!

Make your points go further.

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