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Welcomes Dr. Sonia Rebeles, F.A.C.O.G
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9TH, 2012
El Paso, TX – Sierra Providence Health Network is proud to welcome Dr. Sonia Rebeles, F.A.C.O.G, to our network and cordially invites you to the Open House of the Sierra Providence Women’s Health Partners Center located at 125 W. Hauge, Suite 550 on Thursday, August 9, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Sonia Rebeles brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Sierra Providence Health Network. She is a fellowship trained Pelvic, Robotic and Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgeon who graduated from Stanford University and obtained a Doctorate of Medicine at Dr. Sonia Rebeles the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio. Dr. Rebeles is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Rebeles is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscoists, the American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons. “We are excited to have Dr. Sonia Rebeles join our network of physicians. Her training in gynecological surgery compliments our already advanced surgical department and will continue to improve women’s care in El Paso,” said Rob Anderson, Business Development Director for Providence Memorial Hospital. Sierra Providence Women’s Health Partners Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Event: Date: Thursday, August 9th, 2012 Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm Location: Sierra Providence Women’s Health Partners, 1250 W. Hague Suite 550 For more information and to RSVP please call 577-SPHN (7746)
Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Sierra Providence Women’s Health Partners
When Carlos Leon, retired Chief of
Police, suffered a horrendous accident on his Harley-Davidson in 2009, he decided he’d had enough. “God gave me a second chance and I took it seriously,” Leon said. “I believe that I died right there at the scene. I remember seeing my father, who was already dead, coming for me to take me wherever he was. But, it didn’t happen. I was brought back to life for some reason – I feel that God had another purpose for me. Once I mended from my numerous injuries, I became politically involved so that I could continue doing my best to help the city that I love.” Leon, who still has one more race to run - on the Nov. 6 general election against Republican Bill Lenderman - was elected as the candidate for the Democratic Party in Pct. 1 of El Paso’s County Commissioner’s Court. He said that if he wins that campaign, he would be proud to be joining a strong force where he hopes to make a difference. He retired as Chief of Police in 2003, having served in law enforcement for 29 years, 4½ as Chief. He was highly successful in his tenure, having implemented a Stash House Unit, a program hailed across the nation that helped to stop drugs where they were being stored before shipment. He also helped to create an initiative aimed at eliminating gang activity by filing civil action against gang members, especially the notorious Aztecas. On August 26, 2009, Leon was riding his bike on a New Mexico back-road, Hwy. 28 near Mesilla, when a pickup truck pulled out in front of him. His injuries were so severe that he had to be airlifted to the University Medical Center. In that accident, his first on a motorcycle, he suffered broken bones on both his shoulders, a vertebrae, three ribs and both his arms. For four months, he was helpless in a wheelchair, with his family having to provide for all his needs, including taking him to the bathroom. He was in surgery for seven hours, spent two weeks in intensive care and ten days in a rehab clinic. “I’ve sworn off bikes,” Leon said. “I still love them, but, not for me. My mom suffered a stroke following the crash, something from which she never recovered.” Leon said he will be in learning mode if he joins the Court in January. “I still love bikes, but, I don’t want to have to go through another accident like the one I had and put my family through all that suffering. I feel that I’m a happy camper. I still have a lot to offer my community. If and when I become a County
Carlos Leon: New kid on El Paso’s County
have been 18 accidents with zero fatalities. “Motorists should also be more aware. For some reason or other, when a motorist sees a bike, somehow, it doesn’t register,” Leon said. “I considered myself a safe driver, and, yet, look what happened to me. Motorists, when they shift lanes, they should look for bikes as well as looking for cars. For bikers and others, always look
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both ways before entering a street. One never knows what will be encountered coming in the other direction. People do make mistakes. If and when I get to Commissioner’s Court, I will dedicate myself to the city and county that I love, dedicate myself to the citizens – as I did when I was Chief. I’m excited because I’m the type of person that never gives up.”
Commissioner, I will go into it with an open mind because I will be in learning mode. Commissioner’s Court is getting good, and, yes, I’m in favor of the city working closely with the county. We can accomplish more by working together.” Leon, 60, said he has high energy, despite the fact that he has titanium steel all over his body. “My key to succeeding on Commissioner’s Court is that I strongly believe in being inclusive. If I have been successful to some extent in my life it’s because I know when to keep my mouth shut and listen. El Paso’s been good to me. I was born and raised in the Lower Valley, graduated from Ysleta High School. I’m fortunate in having my wife, Bonnie, we’ve been married 35 years. I have three kids, two of them live here in El Paso, and one lives in Houston. I’ve been blessed in my life. My strongest advice to bikers is to always wear a helmet, because that’s what saved my life.” Leon said when he set out for his ride to Mesilla, he realized that he was wearing the wrong helmet, it was larger than the other. “I felt lazy to go back and get the smaller helmet, but, you know, now I’m glad that I didn’t go back for it. The large helmet saved my life. Some bikers, they don’t like to wear helmets, they have the attitude that ‘if it’s my turn to go, I’ll just go.’ But, it doesn’t always happen that way. If you survive a crash, you might become a vegetable. Maybe that won’t happen, but, to me, the risk is just not worth it.” Motorcycle accidents seem to be very common in El Paso. Angelica Becerra, a deputy with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Dept., said in 2011 there were 26 accidents involving motorcycles, with two deaths. Thus far in 2012, there
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CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AT PROVIDENCE
*A DAY AT THE MOVIES* WAS SATURDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2012
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By: “Doppler” Dave Speelman
A July with No Complaints
The month of July was very good to us. We experienced below normal temperatures and above normal rainfall (2.39” for the month - .84” above normal). I don’t think anyone is complaining. In fact, this past month was a time period that we don’t witness too often. We did not have a single day where temperatures were at 100 degrees or more. The hottest day we experienced was 99 and that was the first day of the month. I had a reader ask me how many times, since records were kept, we witnessed a July without triple digits. Below are the times and years, dating back to 1879. You will see that it hasn’t happened too many times over the past 110 years or so. I also include the years that we had at least 20 or more days of triple digits for the month.
July data courtesy of the El Paso National Weather Service
0 Triple Digit Days in July Triple Digit Days in July 1896 1897 1899 1911 1914 1919 1926 1938 1941 1950 1967 1976 1990 2008 20 or More 1882 1884 1885 1980 1994
How often do triple digit temperatures occur during the month of August (what percentage)?
A. 13% B. 21%
Answer: A – 13 percent.
“Doppler" Dave Speelman is the chief meteorologist at KVIA-TV in El Paso. You can watch his forecasts at 4, 5, 6 and 10 pm on ABC-7 (channel 6 cable). If you would like Doppler Dave to address (explain) any weather issues you can email him at Dopplerdave@kvia.com.
Mostly Sunny 20% Storm
High: 96º Low: 77º
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Healthy Hearts with Parks Fun Walks (2012)
Open to all ages in the City August 18
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“The Sin Fin Column”
Great Olympics Moments
I just love the Olympics, don’t you? Thus far, this year, there have been two golden moments which have thrilled me. First is the Gold Medal in Gymnastics won by 16-year-old Gabby Douglas. For the first time in history, an African American girl won the overall title with her outstanding performances. She won two gold medals, not just one. She became the first black to win that prestigious award. But, watch out, blacks are superior athletes – it won’t be long before they dominate that sport, as they dominate many others. I always love to see underdogs win, don’t you? Next in outstanding performances were the ones by Michael Phelps – he has now won 21 Gold Medals - 17 Gold - in Olympic swimming competition. How’s that for magic. The guy must’ve been born to be a fish because he sure swims like one. He glides through the water, with his elongated torso and his longish arms. He’s now won more medals than anyone in Olympics history. It’s going to take many years before anyone breaks his record. On another note, I thought the coverage of the Olympics by Azteca 7 was far superior to that of NBC. The announcers were great, the sets fantastic, the sidebars and scenes of England impressive, and, the Medals Count kept us abreast on a daily basis. What a great job, Azteca 7 – kudos. In my old age, I’ve seen many outstanding moments, frozen passages of time that remind me of the world-class athletes from every country in the world that dare to compete against the very best. One of the first such events were the 1936 Olympics in which Jesse Owens shocked the German contingent, including Adolph Hitler – who boasted that his Aryan Supermen would dominate the games in Berlin. Of course, I wasn’t privy to Owens’ record breaking feats because I hadn’t been born yet. According to news accounts of the day, however, Hitler refused to shake the hand of Owens because he had been humiliated by someone whom he considered “inferior.” Hitler not shaking hands with Owens became an international bomb for the Germans. However, German sports writer Sigfried Mischer, wrote in his book about that Olympics that he had seen Hitler and Owens shaking hands. The media, however, did not pick up on that. So, maybe Hitler did or didn’t shake his hand, but that was no worse than the fact that the then-President of the United States did not invite any black Gold Medal winners to visit the White House. Owens won Gold in the 100m, the long jump, the 200m and the relay race. Maybe Hitler didn’t shake his hand, and, maybe he wasn’t invited to the White House. But, his name will resonate around the world, never to be forgotten. Another Olympics that stands out in my mind is the 1960 Olympics in Rome, where then-boxer Cassius Clay won Gold in the LightHeavyweight Division. I was 15 at that time and watched every one of Clay’s, (now Muhammad Ali) matches. Even then he had his famous “Ali Shuffle,” a bag of fancy footwork that confused his opponents. Ever the exuberant one, Ali was voted the “Mayor” of the Olympics Village, becoming one of the most popular athletes in Rome. Later, of course, Ali went on to win the Heavyweight Championship of the World when he defeated the formidable Sonny Liston in 1964. Ali took on all comers, remaining undefeated until Joe Frazier knocked him for a loop. As we all know, however, the great Ali didn’t just shine in the ring, he also became a champion for civil rights by defying the powers of the time. He lost his title for refusing to fight in Vietnam, basing his refusal on the fact that he was a conscientious objector due to his religion. Ali became the first Heavyweight to win the title three times. Today, he is saddled with Parkinson’s, a disease that has robbed him of his ability to speak, but, to me, he will remain forever young, forever the Champ. In 1968, I was a student at UT El Paso. I was sitting at home, watching the Olympics in Mexico City. Bob Beamon was about to make his recordsetting long jump. As Beamon took off, my t.v. went black. Something happened, and all I could hear was the announcer’s voice shouting excitedly about Beamon’s magical leap. Of course, the t.v. came back on and the scene was replayed countless times. But, I missed the original. Talk about fate. Beamon, who had once been a track athlete at UT El Paso, had been suspended by the university because he refused to compete in a track meet at Brigham Young University. Beamon considered that school to harbor racist policies. This is something which I didn’t know, but, there you have it. Beamon, on his third jump – he had fouled on his first two leaps – set the record at 29 feet, 2 ½ inches, a record that stood for 23 years, until Mike Powell broke it in 1991. Thus, for over 100 years, the Olympics have contained drama, athletic feats beyond compare, politics, and, yes, tragedy. Such as the 1972 Olympics held in Munich, Germany when eight Arab commandos infiltrated the Olympic Village, killed two Israeli team members and seized nine others as hostages. Those hostages were killed the next morning in a shootout between terrorists and German police. Oh, yeah, there was also a little matter of the U.S. losing its Gold Medal in basketball to a team from the Soviet Union. The Soviets were illegally given three chances to convert an in-bound pass into the winning basket. The Soviets won 51-50, breaking the U.S. record of having won 62 straight Gold Medals in basketball. The U.S. team refused to accept the Silver Medal. Oh, yes, and let’s not forget that matter of Tlatelolco in 1968 Mexico City – but, that’s another story for another time. For now, let’s hope that nothing untoward happens in this Olympiad. Let the athletes play, win or lose. It’s still a great world-wide event – don’t you agree? Sin Fin
by Joe Olvera ©, 2012
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Q: I was intrigued by your recent column on decorating with Moroccan style. I've always loved it when there were a lot of different patterns used together (Matisse is my favorite artist). But I'm afraid to try it in my own home. Are there guidelines that would make it easier to put a lot of designs together?
A: There are only three rules you need master to create a successful
mix of patterns, Western-style. 1. All the patterns must have a common color denominator. 2. There should be a discernible difference in the scale of the patterns: large, medium, small. 3. A successful mix includes both geometrics and florals. But that's talking pattern mixes, Western-style. When it comes to the Moroccan way of layering patterns, the rules are slightly different because you're mostly dealing with geometrics. You also have more surfaces to decorate. As author/designer Maryam Montague points out in her colorful, new book ("Marrakesh by Design"), Moroccan floors often wear wall-to-wall patterns. Often, the pattern is on the ceramic tiles, for which the region is famous. However, in the bedroom we show here, borrowed from her book, the cement floor has been stencil-painted (by the author herself). The interlocking design underscores the other patterns in the room, including the red carpet that speaks to the red in the overall floral pattern on the bed throw. Here, the walls and ceiling are plainly painted. Other rooms in Maryam's vibrant book have lively tiled walls — especially wainscothigh — and dramatic ceilings, often stencil-painted in exotic colors.
Rose Bennett Gilbert is the co-author of "Manhattan Style" and six other books on interior design.
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Pattern, pattern everywhere ups the visual excitement in a bedroom done up Moroccan-style. Photo: Maryam Montague.
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How to Become a Great Home Cook
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The best way to become a great home cook is to learn proper techniques and then to practice. Learning some of the best secrets from professional chefs can really help, too. Here, for your cooking pleasure, are secrets from the pros that will help you avoid making five critical mistakes.
you season and taste as you go, your food will taste better. Always do a final taste just before serving to assure that your seasonings are still right on.
EXHAUSTED CAREGIVERS MUST GIVE THEMSELVES A BREAK
DEAR ABBY: I think what "End of My Rope" (May 3) may have failed to say is that she's tired of sacrificing her own life to care for her ill-tempered, terminally ill husband. Harsh as this may seem, it's a fact. I have been caring for my father for eight years. He's suffering from severe dementia and is now an invalid. I, too, provide him round-the-clock care. My suggestion to "End" would be to talk to a respite facility about giving her a "vacation" from her husband. I do this with my father twice a year. His appreciation for the care I give him increases greatly after being in a "home." He goes for only one week at a time, but it's long enough for me to miss him and for him to realize I'm not so bad after all. "End" is overwhelmed and angry right now because her husband expects so much from her. This isn't his fault. It is normal for someone with brain cancer. If no one else is stepping up to give her the breaks she so desperately needs, then she must consider her own well-being. She must do what her heart tells her. She has my sympathy and respect for what she has done so far. -- BEEN THERE, STILL DOING THAT DEAR BEEN THERE: Thank you for writing. Many readers responded, offering suggestions gained from personal experience. Their comments: DEAR ABBY: You gave "End of My Rope" helpful information about hospice care for her husband in their home, but more services are available from most hospices. In addition to doctors, nurses, home health aides and volunteers, services are provided by chaplains and social workers who offer essential emotional and spiritual support to dying patients and their families. The hospice that employs me as chaplain also provides bereavement counseling to families by professional grief counselors -- at no charge -- for a year after the patient's passing. -- HONORED TO BE A HOSPICE CHAPLAIN
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DEAR ABBY by Abigail Van Buren
Use common sense.
Cooking is not an exact science. Unless you're baking, which is an exact science, you have to find a balance between your recipe and reality. Oven temperatures vary, or your electric cook top may not heat your saute pan as quickly or evenly as the gas range used by the recipe writer. Check your food periodically. If it is browning faster than the recipe indicates, turn it. Then, lower the heat. Recipe-writers cannot anticipate every situation. They rely on good cooks to use their common sense to interpret and implement recipes.
Read the recipe. Home cooks invariably make the mistake of reading the recipe as they go, instead of reading it before they start. A quick read before you get caught up in the cooking will make it less likely that you'll add ingredients in the wrong order, leave something out or do anything else that may compromise your dish. Think of your recipe as an instruction manual for your meal, and your first instruction is to read the instructions. Start in a hot pan. Unless
your recipe gives you specific instructions to do otherwise, always give your pan time to heat up before adding any food. Heat encourages food to release whatever moisture it has. Adding food to a pan that's hot creates an instant seal around the food to keep all the moisture (and flavor) inside. In a warm pan, your food will lose its moisture and you'll find your chicken breast or mushrooms stewing in their own juices. This is not good. A hot
pan should give you a sizzle when you add food to it. If you don't hear the sizzle, don't be afraid to pull the food out while you wait for the temperature to rise.
DEAR ABBY: I suggest "End" call all of her husband's friends and family. Many people offer help in times like this, but they don't know how. Schedule assignments for sitting with her husband, preparing meals, running errands, assisting with getting him in and out of the car on appointment days, or any tasks that need to be done. Loved ones will appreciate being asked to help in tangible ways. I urge her to take a drive or go out to lunch and leave the caretaking to a trusted friend for an hour or two. Her husband does not realize the enormous burden she carries. When she's at her lowest, I also recommend a simple prayer asking for strength. -- LOUISE IN BRADENTON, FLA. DEAR ABBY: Our dad was ill for a number of years with Alzheimer's. We are a large family of siblings, but most lived away from our hometown. Though we were fortunate to have in-home care, the day-to-day management fell to me and one of my sisters. As the oldest, I took it upon myself to write a straightforward letter to my siblings regarding Dad's condition and the progression of his illness. Then I assigned consecutive weekends to each one, telling them this was their weekend to come, spend time with Dad and help with his care. I said they were free to trade weekends among themselves, but the expectation was that Dad would have his family with him every weekend until he passed. It worked pretty well, with most siblings taking the responsibility seriously and as a chance to express their love and gratitude to Dad in his last days. -- DANIEL IN VISALIA, CALIF. DEAR ABBY: Did you know you do not need a physician to refer you to hospice? You can SELF-refer. However, the doctor must certify eligibility so care can begin. -- BRONX M.D. ** Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. ** For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order "How to Have a Lovely Wedding." Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)
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Don't over-tend the food. Once you add the food
to the pan, put the utensils down and step away. This doesn't mean you should leave the room. You still need to watch the food, but constant flipping, turning, stirring or other motions prevent the food from cooking properly, unless the recipe specifically calls for constant stirring. By over-tending, you're actually extending the cooking time, and you run the risk of altering the food's texture and color by moving it around too much.
Cooking is an art that requires practice, common sense and skill.
The more you cook at home, the better you'll get and the more money you'll save. Mary Hunt is the founder of www.DebtProofLiving.com, a personal finance member website. You can email her at email@example.com m, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2099, Cypress, CA 90630.
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Taste before you serve.
Tasting as you go is the most important part of cooking. If
Forget the talk about cellphones causing brain tumors, which if you listen to physicists, is impossibility because the phones don't generate enough energy to break the DNA bonds necessary to cause mutations.
Hey, It’s Your Leg Calling
No, the real issue is "phantom vibration syndrome." If you habitually carry your phone in your pocket, you probably know what I'm talking about: You feel your phone vibrating against your leg, only to realize it wasn't or, even weirder, isn't even in your pocket. The experience appears to be quite common. A recent survey of undergraduates at Indiana and Purdue universities found that 89 percent of students reported feeling the sensation at least once. On average, they felt the nonexistent buzzing
once every two weeks, though some say it occurred much more often. Researchers aren't sure how to explain what's happening. It could be a misinterpretation of sensory input, a form of social contagion or some kind of hallucination. One factor that seems to play a role is how much emotional importance heavy cellphone users place on their text messages. The greater the import, the more often they feel phantom buzzing.
Behavioral scientists say two personality types tend to be most sensitive to the "syndrome": Extroverts who check their phones a lot because keeping in touch with friends is a big part of their lives. And neurotics who worry about relationships and status and so put greater emphasis upon any communications they receive.
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Crucifers Heal You! Canola Congeals You! Why Nutrition Rules
Real food heals. Some popular pharmaceuticals kill. Crazy, you say? Ahem ...
here's a solid fact: Every year, over 125,000 Americans die as a side effect of taking a legal drug. No one has ever keeled over from too much cauliflower, watermelon or olive oil. your nutritional profile is to get tested and discuss your blood chemistry, line by line, with an expert who can prescribe food — real food first, supplements second — to get you back in balance. Carmen Fusco is one of those experts — a nutrition professor, clinician and research scientist with a very big brain and a very low tolerance for healing patients with drugs. She started her career back in the '70s, teaching pharmacology. Once she realized the destructive side effects and misleading claims of many drugs, she switched her allegiance to healing with real food —focusing on "the nutritional aspects of aging" — and that's her specialty now. That's why I went to see her, and it turned out to be a mindblowing experience. I was Carmenized! And you should be, too — if not by Fusco, who lives in New York and refuses to be cloned, then by a gifted nutritionist of your own careful choosing. B6, trying to keep up with her dazzling display of micronutrient minutia. When you consult with your own nutritionist, bring a tape recorder or friend to take notes.) She's also big on low-sodium tamari, garlic, mustard and oregano to flavor food. Go light on salt, and if you are one of millions trying to regulate blood sugar, season with pure cinnamon.
energy express by Marilynn preston
— “No artificial sweeteners!” (This is
when I almost kissed her.) Bad,
bad, bad. If you must, sweeten with Stevia. Tupelo honey is a good natural sweetener. Everything in moderation, Carmen says, including her glass of red wine.Continues on page 12
— Eat cold-water fatty fish rich in anti-aging nucleic acids. Halibut,
cod and scrod, haddock, wild salmon, sardines. Limit tuna to once a week. Avoid swordfish and snapper — two of the many tainted varieties with too much mercury. (NOTE: Carmen is keen on wild Blueback Salmon by Bumblebee and handed me a small can to take home. A cook, she also offered up a tantalizing recipe for mixing it with chopped celery, red onion, a little real mayo and turmeric. She adores turmeric! Why? ...)
Real food — not the fake processed foods filled with nasty chemicals and naughty additives — prevents disease, too. Real food also gives you sustainable energy, versus the Red Bull family of energy shots that later leave you sleeping on the subway.
Even if you flunked biology and think the Krebs cycle is a new kind of adult threewheeler, you can appreciate that every cell of your body and brain works or doesn't work according to the nutrients it does or doesn't get. It's a delicate balance, and if you don't get the mix of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and acid-to-alkaline just right, you get sick. Sometimes very sick — think heart disease, cancer, diabetes and more. Last week — acting responsibly, as your most personal trainer — I explained why having a gifted nutritionist on your health care team is more important than teeth brightening. Your body chemistry is uniquely your own. Just because your best friend takes calcium, iron or vitamin D doesn't mean you should. Doctors know more about pet care than they know about nutrition, so don't depend on them to clear up your confusion. The smart way to improve
— Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, antioxidant and an immune booster.
Meanwhile, here's a sprinkling of Carmenology:
— “Corn oil is terrible,” says Carmen, speaking biochemically. “Very carcinogenic.” Yikes! Avoid
margarine and canola oil,
too, which "contains erucic acid, a cardio toxin." (NOTE: Carmen — a cross between Dr. Ruth and Marlo Thomas — is an Olympic class speed-talker. You can develop carpel tunnel, which she treats with vitamin
SPOTLIGHTEPNEWS.COM AUGUST 09, 2012 PAGE 10 in Fashion by sharon Mosley
So Shoe Me
Here's a shopping list of the hottest shoe and boot styles for the season ahead:
If you feel like there's only one thing you can work into your shopping budget this fall, it's gotta be a pair of new shoes. These fashion accessories can instantly transform a wardrobe. Whether you're a high-powered corporate CEO slipping on a stylish pair of oxblood suede boots or a college-bound freshman sporting funky lace-up Doc Martens, chic footwear is the fastest way to put your best foot forward this fall.
43 Lion's share, and more 44 French school 47 Turned to the left 50 Scottish river 51 Emmets 53 Fit for Friday-the-13th viewing 55 End of lament 58 Emptier 61 Leman's leader 62 Writer Ferber 63 Eleve's place 64 Lion's pride 65 Instrument of conveyance 66 Group of coral islands 67 Fell like ___ of bricks 68 GPs
—Loafing along. Remember penny loafers? Well, this fall,
shoe designers take them to new heights, adding both stacked and skinny heels to these preppy favorites. These back-to-school traditions have grown up with patent trims, lug soles and colorful velvets. Perfect for dressing up that everyday office attire.
1 List components 2 Deems 3 Oman's capital 4 Black fly 5 ___ Hashanah 6 Bar, legally 7 Frequently seen on Friday the 13th 8 Four score 9 Fox follower 10 That girl 11 End of a break 12 1/100 of a yen 14 Emaciated 21 Napoleon's fate? 22 Sal, for one 25 Mandible's place
26 Reply to the waiter 27 Exist 29 Sampled the sushi 30 Irish rebel gp. 34 Org. for 68 Across 35 Slew the dragon 36 Hercules' captive 37 Stag 38 Rascal 39 ___ Paulo 40 Cast the cubes 41 Bounder 44 Sweet bay 45 Tolkien forest creature 46 Disgrace 48 Wore away 49 Type of 55 Down 52 Aerobic reward 54 Mild expletives 55 Gus, of the big leagues 56 ___ Domini 57 Brit's gun 58 Actress Benaderet 59 Part of a play 60 Darwin hopper
—Sweet Mary Janes are not so sweet this fall. Instead,
these baby-doll flashbacks rock with vamped-up style. Little-girl style goes glamorous with higher heels, slimmer straps and lots of sexy, suede trims. Wear them with ankle socks and flowing skirts for more of a bohemian look.
1 Welcome guest at Thanksgiving? 4 Norman, the links conqueror 8 Psyche 13 Magnum's follower 15 Raider's quest 16 Goodnight girl 17 Floppy, perhaps 18 Concerning 19 He wrote the book on bridge
—Strapping it on. For evening this fall, the party shoes you are going to want are strappy high heels. Think T-straps and ankle straps. These shoes are anything but plain Jane — the more bling, the better. They sparkle with glitter and jewels. And there are lots of feathers flying out there, too. How's that for glamming up a little black dress? —Point those toes, girls. The pointy toe pumps and mules return this fall. These are the perfect complement to the menswear trends ... and they look great with jeans, too. —Going to Oxford. The flat to have this fall is the classic oxford jazzed up with cap-toes in metallics, studs and snakeskin. Smoking loafers are also showing up in lots of colorful suede. These menswear-inspired shoes are anything but old-school. They're perfect to wear with rolled-up skinny jeans. And they're the ultimate in comfort! —Getting the boot. When cooler weather rolls around,
it's easy to get excited about wearing boots. Although there have been a few reported sightings of die-hard fashion cowgirls roaming around in the summer donning their boots with their Daisy Dukes, most of us wait until the temperature drops to pull the boots out of the closet. This year, there are more boot styles to choose from than ever before. Continues on page 12 Dark burgundy or "oxblood" is a favorite footwear color this fall. From Stuart Weitzman (www.stuartweitzman.com)
20 Start of lament 23 Marks of authority 24 Surveyor's work product 25 Part of a two-piece suit 28 Upright slabs 31 Foxlike 32 Lendable organ 33 Colorful tropical fish 35 Liberum or nostrum 36 More of lament 41 Lignite 42 Indian nursemaids
Projected identity is so often a lie or some exaggerated version of the truth in our highly developed society. Consult the Facebook page of anyone you know. Nearly everyone wears a mask. But because we all agree to the hoax, it becomes a game. This is the theme of the week, as Venus in Cancer opposes Pluto in Capricorn creating an interesting tension between who we are and who we want people to believe we are. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll speculate about what you could do if you put your mind to it, though you won't actually know until you make room in your life to concentrate on what you want. Something may be preventing you from spending time in your own way. Wednesday's events help you clear obstacles and take back your power. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You can look up to someone without putting that person on a pedestal. You realize we are all equal and different, and this principle guides your every interaction. On Friday, someone you admire very much admires you right back for reasons you might be surprised to discover. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Those who ask whether what they're wearing makes them look fat expect you to say "no" regardless of the truth. But even white lies will be hard for you and others to manage this week. So, generally speaking, this is a good time not to ask questions of friends and family unless you truly want to know the answers. CANCER (June 22-July 22). There's a saying: "Wherever you go, there you are." But this week, unless you are standing somewhere you've never been before, you may not notice enough about where you are to feel like you're anywhere at all. Embrace new travel and adventure, and you'll enjoy quality there-you-are time. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The basic human drive to be healthy, wealthy and wise doesn't entirely encompass your specific ambition. You also want to be a creative contributor who benefits humankind in some unique way. You'll get the chance to hone your talents and share them this week. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Ambitious people struggle outwardly for a certain reality. Passive people may appear to accept what is while inwardly struggling with the current reality. You are neither this week. You deal with and appreciate what comes while headed in the direction of your choosing, no struggle necessary. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your domestic and professional lives are in
By Holiday Mathis sync, and there is much you'll be able to accomplish because of the lack of tension and competition between these two sectors. Your needs will be mirrored by what occurs on Wednesday, and a new goal will be born. You'll meet the people who will support this goal this weekend. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The business of moving mountains to get what you want is tricky, mostly because mountains don't want to be moved. First consider whether you can have some version of what you want without having to change the landscape. If you determine that the mountain still must be moved, there are ways. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Letting go isn't something you do once and then it's done. It's a process, maybe even a lifestyle. This week you'll be made aware of what you need to give up, and you'll be more than willing to let go of things that no longer serve their purpose. The how is easy; just open your hand. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Even if you are at the top of your game, you're not quite equipped for this week's challenge. This will prompt you to explore new perspectives, which in turn will blow open the door that leads to fresh adventure. In the end, this challenge makes life
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richer and makes you stronger and happier. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). When you seek power and accomplishment, what you get is much different. Friendship, wisdom and humorous circumstances are the outcropping of your quest. After Wednesday, be careful not to get overly familiar with people. Maintain your sense of structure, and you'll also maintain your charisma. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You handle your emotions well. Life has made you into the perfect mix of sensitivity and strength, and others feel safe and open around you. This week features deep sharing and the building of bonds, but it's not all mushy. Relationships serve you in practical ways, too, and you provide tangible help to others. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Your ability to focus increases this year. You will not tire quickly of your projects; instead, you'll find something fascinating and follow it through to its natural conclusion. You will be ultraproductive by slowly, steadily finishing one thing at a time. Romance is a feature in September. October brings a purchase essential to your work. Family celebrates you for new reasons in November. December is the most lucrative for business, and another windfall comes in July.
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Mortgage Rates Make This Best Time to Buy or Refinance
He (or she) who hesitates is lost! It's an old saying, and right now it applies to the housing market. Yes, the economic headlines are still gloomy, many are unemployed and foreclosures are actually rising. But paradoxically, those obvious facts are creating one of the best home-buying opportunities in history. Not only have prices fallen by 30 percent or more in many locations, mortgage rates last week hit 60-year lows. The average rate on a 30-year fixedrate mortgage fell below 3.5 percent for the first time since the 1950s. The average rate on a 15-year fixed-rate mortgage is now 2.8 percent. Combine low rates and low prices, and you have an incredible opportunity. But for most people, that opportunity will be obvious only in hindsight. We are all conditioned to remember only the recent past. And, for housing, that recent past is scary. Gone are the stories of profits made on the sale of a home. They have been replaced with eviction notices and lost equity. Just as no tree grows to the sky, no market continues in one direction forever. But only a few people have the discipline to step back, gain perspective and take the risk of going against the obvious current trend. Owning your own home is still a centerpiece of the American dream. It was the dream of the pioneers who took wagon trains west, seeking their own land. It was the dream for the immigrants who arrived on our shores. It was the dream of the post-World War II generation who built the suburbs. It was the city condo dream for a generation of yuppies. And home ownership will once again be the dream for the next generation of American prosperity. It's just that the benefits of building equity with a tax-deductible mortgage are less apparent now than they appeared to be just a decade ago, when homebuyers never dreamed that home prices could fall. That fear of losing money on a home is one of the factors making this the time to buy — if you have good credit and a down payment. Fear helps push prices down, creating the opportunity for future gains. I have always advised that your house is not your "piggy bank." But properly financed and under the right circumstances, the single-family home will once again become the foundation of middle-class financial security. And for those who already own a home, and may have refinanced in the past, it's time to do another refinancing and lock in these record low rates. The rest of the world has been sending money to the presumed safety of the U.S. dollar, helping the Fed keep rates low. But if Europe survives as a single economic unit, or if American debt problems become overwhelming, you can be sure that dollar fears will push rates higher. Whether you're getting a mortgage for a new purchase or considering a refinancing, it pays to be creative and to compare rates and deals online. No longer is your hometown bank the automatic place to start — although you should definitely check with your local lenders to see if they can match the best rates online.
the savage truth on Money by terry savage
The place to start looking is Bankrate.com. They'll
quote for both new purchases and refinancings, both 30-year and 15-year fixed-rate deals. You'll input your city and state, so they can give you quotes from lenders who can actually do your deal. And they offer quotes on mortgages with either 20 percent or 5 percent down. (The latter are more difficult to obtain.) You'll be asked to input your credit score, as well. Bankrate.com stands behind these quotations, so you know you're not being offered a teaser deal. It makes absolutely no sense to take an adjustable-rate mortgage now. The slightly lower rate is not worth the upside exposure if inflation fears should return. The whole idea of making this purchase now is to lock in this financial opportunity. Be sure to compare deals by using the APR — annual percentage rate, which includes the effect of points you might pay. In fact, since banks are flush with money to lend to those with good credit, you should avoid paying any points on your mortgage and refinancing.
Remember that property taxes and insurance will add to your monthly payment. You can likely get a better deal if you purchase homeowners insurance, paying the bills yourself using an automatic debit system. Here's a tip from my mortgage experts, one that I had never heard of before. You can do a deal with "negative points." What's that? A very creative way to avoid out-of-pocket expenses for a new survey, title search and appraisal. You know that you can pay points to "buy down" your mortgage rate. People have been doing that for years, but it makes no sense in today's low rate environment. "Negative points" is just the reverse. After you do your deal and are told how much you must pay upfront in closing costs and fees,
you can offer to pay a slightly higher rate on your mortgage — to avoid those out-of-pocket costs! And that could make enough of a difference to give you a larger down payment or make refinancing affordable. Sure, there's bad news about the economy, jobs and housing. But America will recover — and you'll wish you had taken advantage of a once-in-a-generation opportunity. That's the Savage Truth. Terry Savage is a registered investment adviser and is on the board of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. She appears weekly on WMAQ-Channel 5's 4:30 p.m. newscast, and can be reached at www.terrysavage.com. She is the author of the new book, "The New Savage Number: How Much Money Do You Really Need to Retire?"
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Continued from page 10 From high-heeled lace-ups and knee-highs to flat motorcycle-inspired ankle boots and riding boots, there's something for everyone. You may want to start a collection of boots. Years ago, most of us only had one basic pair, but now, boots have taken on a fashion life of their own, accessorizing everything from professional pencil skirts to floaty floral dresses. They lend a whole lot of the "cool" factor to just about anything in your wardrobe. Start your shopping engines now! Sharon Mosley is a former fashion editor of the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock and executive director of the Fashion Editors and Reporters Association.
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Crucifers Heal You! ...
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— Cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kale are all sacred crucifers that lead the list of her
cancer-righting foods. It's all because of the indole-3 carbinol (L3C) and the DIM (diindolylmethane), she says. I believe her.
I'm just getting started, but my shitake mushrooms need stirring. There's more Carmenizing on her website: www.Rejuvenex.net. She does sell a few of her own formulas — a multivitamin, some skin care products — but her main pitch is the extraordinary healing power of food. Mine, too. ENERGY EXPRESS-O! GOBBLING IT UP "Chicken once a week. Eat turkey! The CLA in it is
anti-belly fat!" — Professor Carmen Fusco Marilynn Preston — fitness expert, well-being coach, and speaker on healthy lifestyle issues — is the creator of Energy Express, the longest-running syndicated fitness column in the country. She has a website, http://marilynnpreston.com and welcomes reader questions, which can be sent to MyEnergyExpress@aol.com.
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FOCUS ON THE FAMILY wITH JIM DALY AND Dr. JULI SLATTErY
BEFORE SON JOINS FOOTBALL TEAM, HE MUST KNOW HEALTH RISKS
Q: Our son wants to try out for the football team this year, but I'm concerned. He's only a freshman, and we have friends whose sons have sustained fairly serious injuries playing high school football. Should we forbid him from trying out? Jim: There's no denying football is a rough sport. I should know -- my own high school football career ended with a broken collarbone! And there's a significant amount of research suggesting that broken bones are just the tip of the iceberg. According to a 2010 New York Times article, football accounts for 22 percent of all concussions among 8- to 19-year-olds. In fact, 27 percent of football players ages 12 through 17 have had a least one concussion.
And the sport only gets more brutal when you from trying out for the team. Football is a great sport that teaches kids teamwork and helps them get in shape. At this point, the dangers of college and pro football are not a factor regarding your son, and probably never will be. However, the "win at all costs" mentality that pervades professional sports can trickle down to the high school level as well. You -- and your son -- simply need to be aware of the risks involved. Most injuries will have no long-term impact, so long as they're allowed to heal properly. Talk to the coach, and make sure he doesn't push his players back out on the field too soon after being hurt. Playing while injured isn't just tough -- it's stupid. ** Continues on page 15
move to the college and professional levels. Researchers have identified a serious condition in some NFL players called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. It can develop after repeated concussions and other trauma, resulting in serious depression and lack of impulse control. This condition may affect college-level players, too. Despite these alarming facts, I think it could be a mistake to prohibit your son
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Conquer the Galaxy in 'Endless Space'
DEVELOPER: Amplitude Studios PUBLISHER: Amplitude Studios SYSTEM: Windows 7/Vista/XP PRICE: $29.99 ESRB RATING: Teen REVIEW RATING: 4.0 stars (out of 5) Turn-based strategy games based on history are quite popular, but those that explore the limitless boundaries of space are few and far between. That's why I was pleasantly surprised at the nearly unlimited number of options found in the indie title, "Endless Space." For once, a video game lives up to its name! Players begin this 4X game (Explore, Expand, Exploit, Exterminate) by choosing one of eight races to use in their exploration of the galaxy. If none of the races suit the player, he or she can create one of their own. Then it's time to use diplomacy, economics, war or a combination of these tactics to find new
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planets to colonize, new resources to ravage and new technologies to research. Unlike some strategy games, "Endless Space" lets players customize nearly everything, starting with the winning conditions. This game also offers a tech tree that branches out in four distinct directions. Players quickly realize that putting all their points into one category will hamper others, like having a strong military with weak economic conditions. As a result, carefully balancing out the tech tree can mean the difference between being a beloved intergalactic ruler and an insidious space emperor! Additional customization comes from creating a battleship and outfitting it with strong armor and a plethora of powerful weapons. It's also possible to hire hero characters as fleet admirals that earn experience and gain new levels. Their unique attributes can have a significant effect on game play. All of these options may sound daunting, but the clean and intuitive control scheme helps make this game more enjoyable. Since nothing is more than a few menus away, micromanaging entire fleets is less bothersome. There's also a handy help system that's actually helpful! Continues on next page
SPOTLIGHTEPNEWS.COM AUGUST 09, 2012 PAGE 15 video gaMe revieWs by Jeb haught Continued from page 14Although it's lacking in action, "Endless Space" offers an overwhelming amount of ways to dominate the galaxy.
FOCUS ON THE FAMILY ...
Continued from page 13 Q: I have a 15-year-old daughter who's very artistic and melodramatic. Lately, she's started acting odd -- dressing in black, staying in her room a lot and avoiding the family. Is this normal teenage behavior, or should I be concerned? Juli: Yes, it's normal teenage behavior, and yes, you should be concerned. The adolescent years often include the behaviors your daughter is exhibiting: mood swings, withdrawal and going through "fads" with music and clothing. Just because these behaviors are normal doesn't mean they shouldn't cause concern. Teenagers lack both life experience and the ability to think through consequences of their choices. This leaves them vulnerable to highrisk behaviors, including drug and alcohol use, sexual activity and self-injury. Parents of teens should be especially attentive when they notice drastic changes in behavior. For example, a straight-A student begins neglecting his schoolwork or a social teen suddenly doesn't want to talk to her friends. While your daughter is pulling away from you, your strategy should be to "lean into" her. It's critical that you work at connecting with her, even if she seems to resist. Find ways to spend time with her, such as running errands or going to the mall. Ask openended questions about school, her friends and the music she likes. Is there anything going on in her life -family conflict, a breakup, or even problems with a bully -- that may be causing her pain above and beyond the normal adolescent experience? You mentioned that she's artistic. Perhaps her drawings, poetry or other forms of expression can be a window into what she's feeling. While a certain amount of moodiness is normal in teens, if you see consistent themes of despair or thoughts of selfinjury or suicide, it's time to contact someone who specializes in teen issues to help your daughter weather the storm. ** (Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, host of the Focus on the Family radio program, and a husband and father of two. Dr. Juli Slattery is a licensed psychologist, co-host of Focus on the Family, author of several books, and a wife and mother of three.) (Submit your questions to: ask@FocusOnTheFamily.com)
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'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD'
DEVELOPER: Robomoto PUBLISHER: Activision SYSTEM: Microsoft XBLA (PSN) PRICE: $15 ESRB RATING: Teen REVIEW RATING: 2.5 stars (out of 5) As a former skateboarding enthusiast, I was thrilled when the "Tony Hawk Pro Skater" series dropped into the video game realm. The first title revolutionized the skateboarding genre, and the second one features excellent level design. Now the two have been combined and upgraded into one kickflip-filled package called "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD," but this remake falls short. Instead of simply combining the two games and upgrading the visuals, the developers have added bits and pieces of both games to create a lackluster title. For starters, only seven levels are included, three from the
first game and four from the second. This means many people will be disappointed because their favorite levels are missing. Also, there's no skate park editor, and the couch-side multiplayer modes are out in favor of online multiplayer only. I remember struggling to get used to the controls for the original "THPS," but at least it was easier than landing tricks in real life. Ironically, I have now grown accustomed to the superior "Skate" control scheme, so I'm forced to learn the "THPS" controls a second time. This is difficult enough by itself, but the new developer hasn't accurately recreated the physics of the original game, and the movement
seems a bit slow. On the other hand, some of the new features are very welcome! For example, the new skating modes (Hawkman and Big Head Survival), new objectives and the addition of modern skaters like Nyjah Huston and Tony Hawk's son. Of course, the HD visuals make this game much more enjoyable because no one could stand the blocky visuals of the original. "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD" may not be a great remake, but at least they left the awesome soundtrack intact!
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Cats aren’t ‘small dogs’; they have their own care needs
By Dr. Marty Becker
Universal Uclick When you are reading about different cat breeds or checking the personality descriptions of cats at a shelter, you may come across some that are described as “doglike.” And it’s true that some cats, like dogs, will follow you around, play fetch or go for walks on leash. But if you want to take better care of your cat, the last thing you should be doing is treating him like a dog.
Pets, children often share toys
• Those who think the line between pets and children has become a little fuzzy in recent
years may not be cheered by a new line of pet toys that is made to meet safety standards for children. SafeMade Pet Products meet guidelines to protect from choking, sharp edges and other potential hazards, and tests products for lead and phthalates. All of its bowls pass federal guidelines for food-safe dishware. But while it may seem like overkill, you only have to think about how often pet toys and dishes end up in the hands (and mouths) of small children to see that it’s not a bad idea at all for both pets and people. • Want more talking pets? Andrew Grantham, creator of the “Ultimate Dog Tease” video (quotable line: “The maple kind. Yeah.”), has collaborated with the American Pet Products Association’s Pets Add Life campaign for a new series of comedy videos. They’re at youtube.com/petsaddlife.
◊ Their nutritional needs are different. Cats are what
biologists call “obligate carnivores.” That means they must have meat in their diet to survive. Lots of meat. While dogs can exist on a diet that contains large amounts of grains, cats need meat protein to be at the top of their game. Meat contains a nutrient called taurine that is essential for heart and eye health and normal cell, muscle and skeletal function. Cats can’t synthesize taurine on their own, so they must get it from their diet. Cats also have other nutritional requirements that vary from those of dogs, such as the type of vitamin A they can use. That’s why you should never feed your cat the same food you give your dog.
• Giving treats to pets can sabotage any effort at taking weight off them.
Dog Fancy magazine recently made the point that one premium pig’s ear treat is the equivalent of a person drinking six 12-ounce sodas. And that typical dog biscuit? It’s equivalent to two double-stuffed fudge cookies. With half of all pets overweight or obese, it’s time to look at those treats. Since dogs can count but not judge size very well, break treats into tiny pieces and give those gradually, or substitute low-calorie treats, such as baby carrots or mini rice cakes. — Dr. Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori
Cats outnumber dogs as pets in the United States and Canada, but you wouldn’t know it by looking in any veterinary hospital.
◊ The way cats express pain is different. Well, it’s not just different.
It’s almost nonexistent. It’s much easier to notice pain in a dog because we tend to interact with dogs directly. We take them on walks and we see whether they’re limping, for instance, or moving more slowly. With cats, it’s much more difficult to see the changes in mobility that signal injury or arthritis. Unless you happen to see your cat while he’s doing his business in the litter box, you might not notice that he’s having more difficulty squatting or no longer does that Rockettes-high kick to cover his scat. You might not notice that he doesn’t jump to the top of the bookcase anymore, and you might like it that he no longer jumps on the kitchen counter. You just notice that he’s sleeping more and, hey, that’s what cats do, isn’t it? Because cats are both predator and prey, they make a point of hiding any kind of weakness. They know instinctively that displaying pain puts them at risk from other predators, so they do their
best to mask it. That works to their disadvantage when it comes to veterinary care. The signs that a cat is in pain are so subtle that most people miss them unless they are keen observers of their cats.
◊ Their physiology is different. Cats metabolize drugs differently than dogs or people do. It’s very dangerous to give a cat the same drug that you or I or the dog next door might take, even if it’s for the same type of problem. Take pain, for instance. I’ve seen clients kill their cats by going to the medicine chest and giving their cats aspirin or acetaminophen. The same holds true for parasite treatments. Never apply a flea or tick treatment or shampoo made for dogs to your cat. Always call your veterinarian first to ask if a particular medication is safe for your cat and at what dose.
◊ Cats don’t take care of themselves, and they need to see the veterinarian. It’s a mystery
to me why people are so much less likely to provide veterinary care to their cats than to their dogs. Cats are the most popular pets in America, yet veterinarians are seeing a decline in veterinary visits for cats. That’s a shame because cats need and deserve great veterinary care to ensure that they live long, happy, healthy lives. Cats may be intelligent and independent, but they can’t doctor themselves—at least not yet. Providing your cat with regular veterinary care is a good investment, and it’s one of the responsibilities you owe your cat when you bring him into your life.
Children and pets often share toys — and even dishes may change hands ... and mouths.
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Open Nationwide 08/08/12 Runtime 100 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality. Starring Steve Carell, Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Fernando Lara Genre Comedy, Drama Synopsis Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple's specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough - the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place.
NITRO CIRCUS: THE MOVIE Beasts of the Southern Wild
Open Midnights Limited 08/07/12 Open Limited 08/08/12 Runtime 88 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for depiction of extreme and dangerous stunts throughout, and for language. Starring Travis Pastrana, Jeremy Rawle, Gregg Godfrey, Aaron Fotheringham, Greg Powell Genre Action/Adventure, Comedy Synopsis The show follows Travis and the Nitro Circus Crew as they travel around the world setting up outrageous stunts and pushing the human body to the limit, constantlylooking to innovate the world of action sports. Travis' compound in Annapolis houses a full motocross course, foampits and a homemade waterslide carved into a hill creating a self contained extreme sports circus. Runtime 91 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for thematic material including child imperilment, some disturbing images, language and brief sensuality. Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry Genre Drama Synopsis Hushpuppy, an intrepid sixyear-old girl, lives with her father, Wink, in "the Bathtub," a southern Delta community at the edge of the world. Wink's tough love prepares her for the unraveling of the universe; for a time when he's no longer there to protect her. When Wink contracts a mysterious illness, nature flies out of whack-temperatures rise, and the ice caps melt, unleashing an army of prehistoric creatures called aurochs. With the waters rising, the aurochs coming, and Wink's health fading, Hushpuppy goes in search of her lost mother.
Total Recall (2012)
08/03/2012 Rated: PG-13 Genre: Science Fiction/Action Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mindtrip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police - controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen, the leader of the free world - Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter to find the head of the underground resistance and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. Starring: Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy
DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS
08/03/2012 Rated: PG Genre: Family/Comedy During his summer vacation, 'Wimpy Kid' Greg Heffley, the hero of the phenomenally successful book series, hatches a plan to pretend he has a job at a ritzy country club - which fails to keep him away from the season's dog days, including embarrassing mishaps at a public pool and a camping trip that goes horribly wrong. Starring: Zachary Gordon, Devon Bostick, Rachael Harris, Robert Capron, Steve Zahn
Open Midnights 08/09/12 Open Nationwide 08/10/12 Runtime 97 min MPAA Rating R for crude sexual content, language and brief nudity.. Starring Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Katherine LaNasa, Dylan McDermott Genre Comedy Synopsis When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naïve Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors' support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about. As Election Day closes in, the two are locked in a dead heat, with insults quickly escalating to injury until all they care about is burying each other, in this mud-slinging, back-stabbing, homewrecking comedy from "Meet the Parents" director Jay Roach that takes today's political circus to its logical next level. Because even when you think campaign ethics have hit rock bottom, there's room to dig a whole lot deeper.
Rated: R Genre: Comedy and Science Fiction/Fantasy Four everyday suburban guys come together to form a neighborhood watch group, but only as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives, one night a week. When they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood - and the world - from total extermination Starring: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade, Rosemarie DeWitt
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6101 Gateway West S.15 Schedule good for Friday August 10th
BRAVE 2-D (PG)10:50 am | 1:35 pm | 4:20 pm | 7:05 pm | 9:50 pm CARTAS A ELENA (NR)10:30 am | 1:20 pm | 4:05 pm | 6:50 pm | 9:40 pm *DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: DOG DAYS (PG)10:00 am | 10:45 am | 11:20 am | 12:40 pm | 1:25 pm 2:00 pm | 3:25 pm | 4:05 pm | 4:40 pm | 6:05 pm 6:45 pm | 7:20 pm | 8:45 pm | 9:25 pm | 10:05 pm *HOPE SPRING (PG-13) 10:35 am | 1:20 pm | 4:10 pm | 7:00 pm | 10:00 pm *ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT 2-D (PG)10:10 am | 12:45 pm | 3:20 pm | 5:55 pm | 8:30 pm ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT 3-D (PG)10:45 am | 1:20 pm | 3:55 pm | 6:30 pm | 9:05 pm MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED 2-D (PG)11:10 am | 2:05 pm | 4:50 pm | 7:40 pm | 10:25 pm MAGIC MIKE (R)10:05 am | 1:00 pm | 4:00 pm | 6:55 pm | 9:50 pm *NITRO CIRCUS THE MOVIE 3-D (PG13)11:10 am | 1:50 pm | 4:30 pm | 7:10 pm | 9:45 pm SAVAGES (R)10:00 am | 1:20 pm | 4:35 pm | 7:50 pm *THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 3-D (PG13) 11:15 am | 2:35 pm | 5:55 pm | 9:15 pm *THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN 3-D DBOX (PG13)11:15 am | 2:35 pm | 5:55 pm | 9:15 pm *THE BOURNE LEGACY (PG-13)10:20 am | 11:10 am | 12:00 pm | 1:40 pm 2:30 pm | 3:20 pm | 4:45 pm | 5:40 pm 6:40 pm | 8:00 pm | 9:00 pm | 9:55 pm *THE CAMPAIGN (R)11:05 am | 12:05 pm | 1:50 pm | 2:40 pm 4:25 pm | 5:15 pm | 7:05 pm | 7:55 pm 9:40 pm | 10:15 pm * -- denotes Pass Restricted features
CINEMARK CIELO VISTA
Gateway West Blvd/Cielo Vista Mall
THE BOURNE LEGACY
Schedule good for Aug 10th
BOURNE LEGACY, THE (PG13) 11:00 | 12:30 | 2:05 | 3:40 | 5:10 | 7:10 | 8:15 | 10:15 | 12:00am CAMPAIGN, THE (R) 11:15 | 12:00 | 1:40 | 2:25 | 4:05 | 4:50 | 7:00 | 7:45 | 9:25 | 10:10 | 11:50 DARK KNIGHT RISES, THE (PG13) 12:00 | 1:30 | 3:30 | 5:00 | 7:00 | 8:30 | 10:30 | 12:00am DIARY OF A WIMPY KID:DOG DAYS (PG)11:00 | 12:00 | 1:25 | 2:25 | 4:00 | 4:50 | 6:25 | 7:15 | 8:50 | 9:40 | 11:15 HOPE SPRINGS (PG13)11:00 | 1:30 | 4:00 | 7:00 | 9:30 | 12:00am ICE AGE:CONTINTENTAL DRIFT 2D (PG) 12:50 | 3:10 | 5:30 | 7:50 | 10:10 NITRO CIRCUS: THE MOVIE 2D (NR) 11:45 | 4:25 | 9:35 NITRO CIRCUS: THE MOVIE 3D (PG13) 2:05 | 7:15 | 11:55 STEP UP 4: 2D (PG13) 12:30 | 3:00 | 5:25 | 7:50 | 10:15 TED (R) 1:25 | 4:05 | 7:00 | 9:40 | 12:15am THE WATCH (R) 1:25 | 4:10 | 6:50 | 9:25 | 12:00am TOTAL RECALL (PG13)11:00 | 12:15 | 1:45 | 3:05 | 4:30 | 6:10 | 7:20 | 9:00 | 10:15 | 12:00am
Schedule good for Friday August 10th
Total Recall PG-13118 Mins Digital Cinema 10:15am | 11:15am | 12:15pm | 1:15pm | 2:15pm | 3:15pm | 4:15pm | 5:15pm | 6:15pm | 7:15pm | 8:15pm 9:15pm 10:15pm Step Up Revolution PG-1399 MinsRealD 3D 10:30am | 4:45pm | 10:45pmDigital Cinema 1:30pm | 7:45pm The WatchR98 Mins Digital Cinema 10:10am | 1:10pm | 4:10pm | 7:10pm | 10:10pm The Dark Knight Rises PG-13165 MinsDigital Cinema 10:00am | 11:00am | 1:45pm | 2:45pm | 5:30pm | 6:30pm | 9:15pm | 10:15pm TedR106 MinsDigital Cinema 10:25am | 1:25pm | 4:25pm | 7:25pm | 10:25pm Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection PG-13114 MinsDigital Cinema 10:40am | 4:40pm | 10:40pm Beasts of the Southern Wild PG-1391 Mins Digital Cinema10:35am | 1:35pm | 4:35pm | 7:35pm | 10:35pm To Rome With Love R95 MinsDigital Cinema 1:40pm | 7:40pm For Greater Glory R145 MinsDigital Cinema 10:05am | 1:30pm | 4:50pm | 8:30pm The Intouchables R112 MinsDigital Cinema 10:05am | 1:05pm | 4:05pm | 7:05pm | 10:05pm Moonrise Kingdom PG-1393 MinsDigital Cinema 10:20am | 1:20pm | 4:20pm 7:20pm 10:20pm Marvel's The Avengers PG-13140 MinsRealD 3D 1:15pm | 7:30pm Digital Cinema 10:00am | 4:15pm | 10:15pm
Open Midnights 08/09/12 Open Nationwide 08/10/12 Runtime 125 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for violence and action sequences. Starring Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Joan Allen, Oscar Isaac Genre Action/Adventure Synopsis In The Bourne Legacy, writer/director Tony GIlroy expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. For The Bourne Legacy, Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles.
CINEMARK 14 - EL PASO
West side of El Paso at Mesa & I-10
Schedule good for Friday August 10th
The Bourne Legacy PG-13125 Mins Cinemark XD 9:10am | 12:35pm | 4:00pm | 7:30pm | 10:55pmDigital Cinema 10:10am | 1:30pm | 5:15pm 8:30pm | 9:30pm The CampaignR97 Mins Digital Cinema 10:20am | 11:20am | 1:30pm | 2:35pm | 4:40pm | 5:40pm | 7:55pm | 8:40pm | 10:40pm Hope SpringsPG-13100 MinsDigital Cinema 10:00am | 1:15pm | 4:10pm | 7:05pm | 9:50pm Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog DaysPG94 Mins Digital Cinema 9:25am | 10:15am | 12:20pm | 1:30pm | 3:10pm | 4:15pm | 6:00pm | 6:55pm | 8:50pm Total Recall PG-13 118 MinsDigital Cinema 9:30am | 12:45pm | 4:05pm | 7:15pm | 10:30pm Step Up Revolution PG13 99 MinsRealD 3D 1:15pm | 6:30pm Digital Cinema 10:25am | 3:40pm | 8:55pm The WatchR98 Mins Digital Cinema 9:05am | 11:55am | 2:40pm | 5:25pm | 8:10pm | 11:00pm The Dark Knight Rises PG-13165 MinsDigital Cinema 9:00am | 10:30am | 12:45pm | 2:45pm | 4:30pm | 7:00pm | 8:40pm | 10:50pm Ice Age: Continental Drift PG94 MinsRealD 3D 10:35am | 3:50pm | 9:10pmDigital Cinema 1:10pm | 6:15pm The Amazing Spider-Man PG-13135 MinsDigital Cinema 11:20am | 5:05pm Ted R106 MinsDigital Cinema 2:30pm | 8:20pm | 11:00pm
EAST POINTE MOVIES 12
Schedule good for 08/10 - 08/16
ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER 2-D (R) | 11:55a | 4:55p | 9:50p ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER 3-D (R) | 2:30p | 7:20p BATTLESHIP (PG-13) 11:10a | 2:50p | 6:20p | 9:15p DARK SHADOWS (PG-13) 11:35a | 4:40p | 10:00p DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX 2-D (PG 11:25a | 1:40p | 3:55p DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX 3-D (PG) 12:05p | 2:20p | 4:35p | 6:50p | 9:05p KATY PERRY PART OF ME 2-D (PG) 11:50a | 4:30p | 9:30p KATY PERRY PART OF ME 3-D (PG) | 2:15p | 7:05p MEN IN BLACK:3 2-D (PG-13) 12:00p | 2:25p | 4:50p | 7:15p | 9:45p MEN IN BLACK:3 3-D (PG-13) 11:20a | 1:45p | 4:15p | 6:45p | 9:25p PROMETHEUS 2-D (R) 2:45p | 9:40p PROMETHEUS 3-D (R) 11:40a | 6:55p SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN (PG-13 | 11:15a | 2:40p | 6:10p | 9:20p THAT'S MY BOY (R) 11:05a | 1:50p | 4:25p | 7:00p | 9:55p THE HUNGER GAMES (PG-13) 11:00a | 2:05p | 5:10p | 6:35p | 8:30p | 9:35p WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING (PG-13) 2:10p | 7:25p
I-10 & Lee Trevino
Las Palmas i-10 @ Zaragosa
Schedule good for Friday August 10th
The Bourne Legacy PG-13125 MinsCinemark XD 10:30am | 1:40pm | 4:50pm | 8:00pm | 11:05pm Digital Cinema 11:15am | 12:00pm | 12:45pm | 2:30pm | 3:15pm | 4:00pm | 5:45pm | 6:30pm | 7:15pm | 9:00pm | 9:45pm | 10:30pm Midnight Showtimes (Late Friday Night) 12:05am The Campaign R97 Mins Digital Cinema 10:45am | 12:15pm | 1:20pm | 2:50pm | 4:30pm | 5:50pm | 7:05pm | 8:25pm | 9:40pm | 10:50pm Midnight Showtimes (Late Friday Night) 12:10am Hope SpringsPG-13 100 Mins Digital Cinema 11:20am | 2:10pm | 5:15pm | 7:55pm | 10:40pm Nitro Circus: The MoviePG-1388 Mins RealD 3D11:10am | 4:55pm | 7:25pm | 9:55pmMidnight Showtimes (Late Friday Night)12:05am Digital Cinema1:50pm Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog DaysPG94 MinsDigital Cinema 10:50am | 12:20pm | 1:30pm | 3:00pm | 4:40pm | 5:25pm | 8:10pm | 10:45pm Total RecallPG-13118 MinsDigital Cinema 11:40am | 1:10pm | 2:35pm | 4:15pm | 5:30pm | 7:10pm | 8:05pm | 8:40pm | 10:15pm | 11:00pm | 11:50pm Step Up Revolution PG-1399 MinsRealD 3D12:55pm | 7:20pm Digital Cinema 3:10pm | 8:50pm The WatchR98 Mins Digital Cinema 10:40am | 1:25pm | 4:10pm | 7:00pm | 9:35pm Midnight Showtimes (Late Friday Night) 12:05am The Dark Knight Rises PG-13165 Mins Digital Cinema 10:35am | 11:50am | 2:25pm | 3:35pm | 6:55pm | 7:40pm | 8:30pm | 10:35pm | 11:10pm Ice Age: Continental Drift PG94 Mins RealD 3D 3:55pm | 10:00pm Digital Cinema 11:55am | 6:15pm Savages R131 Mins Digital Cinema 10:55pm The Amazing SpiderMan PG-13135 Mins Digital Cinema 12:30pm 3:45pm 7:30pm Ted R106 MinsDigital Cinema 1:00pm | 3:50pm | 6:40pm | 9:25pm BravePG95 Mins Digital Cinema 11:00am | 2:00pm | 5:00pm
PREMIERE MONTWOOD 7
Schedule good for 8/10- 8/16 ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE (R) | 11:25 am | 2:00 pm | 4:35 pm | 7:15 pm | 9:45 pm BATTLESHIP (PG-13) 6:10 pm | 9:05 pm KATY PERRY: PART OF ME (PG) | 12:10 pm | 2:35 pm | 4:55 pm | 7:20 pm | 9:35 pm MEN IN BLACK 3 (PG-13) | 11:30 am | 1:50 pm | 4:10 pm | 6:30 pm | 8:50 pm PROMETHEUS (R) 11:10 am | 1:50 pm | 4:30 pm | 7:10 pm | 9:50 pm THAT'S MY BOY (R) 11:00 am | 1:40 pm | 4:20 pm | 7:00 pm | 9:40 pm THE HUNGER GAMES (PG-13)11:05 am | 2:05 pm | 5:05 pm | 8:05 pm THE LORAX (PG)11:35 am | 1:50 pm | 4:05 pm
2200 N. Yarbrough
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Out & About
Calendar of upcoming events for El Paso/ Southern New Mexico are from August 9th - August 15th, 2012
If you want your upcoming event listed in SPOTLIGHT’S Out & About section, please send all your relevant data by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ten Miler in the Heat — The Fort Bliss 10mile run open to active-duty military, family members, DoD/Da civilians and the El Paso community is 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Soto Gym, Soto Gym, Bldg. 20751 Constitution Blvd. on East Fort Bliss. First 100 runners registered guaranteed a T-shirt. Early registration: $20 by Aug. 8 ($30 Aug. 9-race day). Free for ac-
An appearance by the Zooperstars is Saturday, Sept. 1. Military Night is Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Cool Canyon Nights — The summer series of free outdoor summer concerts are Thursdays at McKelligon Canyon. Information: 544-9550, 231-1100 or coolcanyonnights.com.
‘Viva El Paso!’ —
The summertime pageant returns to McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, 1500 McKelligon Canyon Drive, for its 35th season 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Aug. 12, offering an array of multicolored costumes, electrifying musical production numbers, and legendary characters. The outdoor musical extravaganza highlights the four major cultures of the region, through drama, song and dance, that have called El Paso home: Native American, Spanish Conquistadors, Mexican and Western American. Tickets: $14 and $20 ($12 and $18 for military and senior; $10 and $16 for ages 2-12). Information: 433-3684 or viva-ep.org. Sunday show is at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12. Tickets: $10.
and ends at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at Hawkins Park, 1500 Hawkins, with games, swimming at (Hawkins Aquatic Center) and more. All families must provide their own tents, food, drinks (no alcohol) and supplies. Camp spaces available on a first come-first served basis starting. Registration (until all spots are filled): $10 ($5 per child (17 and younger). Information: 544-0753.
Aug. 9 — The Vibe Aug. 16 — Fungi Mungle .
Music Under the Stars — The 29th summer
concert series, presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, features local and international performers 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays, through Aug. 12, at the Chamizal National Memorial amphitheater, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 541-4481 (MCAD), 532-7273 (Chamizal) or elpasoartsandculture.org. Aug. 12 — Mariachi Reyna de
tive duty military. On site registration begins is 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. Information: 744-5790 or blissmwr.com. Online registration at active.com.
Arts & Crafts Fair
— El Paso Parks and Recreation Department, host an arts and crafts fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
El Paso Diablos Baseball - The American
Association minor league team regular home game time is 7:05 p.m. (Sundays at 6:05 p.m.) at Cohen Stadium in Northeast El Paso. Tickets: $7 general admission; $8 box seats; free for ages four and younger. Information: 755-2000 or diablos.com. • Aug. 7-9 — Laredo Lemurs • Aug. 10-12 — Sioux City Explorers Fireworks are Friday, Aug. 10. Exercise with Kids Night with an appearance by Yogi Bear and Elvis is Saturday, Aug. 11. Bark in the Park is Sunday, Aug. 12; for well-behaved dogs.
los Angeles from El
Saturday, Aug. 11, at Veterans Recreation Center, 5301 Salem. Vendor tables available for $5. Admission is free. Information: 821-8909.
Family Camp Out
— El Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s overnight Outdoor Adventure Camp begins at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10,
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‘The Lady of White Sands’ — The
Pan American Dance Institute in association with NMSU Dance Program presents an original ballet in two acts based on the legend of Pavla Blanca at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11: at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $10 ( $8 students/seniors/children). The score and libretto were written by Alamogordo resident JD
Droddy, with choreography by Ann Gavit, Anne Bishop and Sara Jackiewicz. Information: (575) 646-2070 or email@example.com.
Radio La Chusma
music and school supplies, games, and door prizes. Information: 584-5822 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Downtown Artist Market — The City of El
Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists are Satur-
Tricky Falls — 209 S.
El Paso. Doors open at 7 p.m.; showtime at 8 p.m. for most shows. All shows are all-ages (16 and older), unless listed otherwise. Information: 3519909 or trickyfalls.com. Tickets for most shows available at All That Music, Bowie Feathers and Maria’s Closet, and online at holdmyticket.com. El Paso’s ska band Fixed Idea’s 20th Anniversary Show is 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11,
days on Anthony Street in the
University Presbyterian Community Health Fair — University Presbyterian, Church, 244 N. Resler, host a health fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, geared to provide services to the low-income population around the church area, mainly elderly and children. Local agencies will provide information on Medicaid and CHIP, community resources, general health education, and health screenings. There will also be
with Radio La Chusma and Mexklan.
Ages 18 and older welcome. Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 day of show.
Union Plaza area along Anthony Street. Summer hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space for about 53 artists available each month. Information: 541-4481. Booth space costs $2, and artists will be required to prove they produce their own work. Artists must obtain a sales permit and attend one of the monthly orientation sessions offered 6 to 8 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the City Hall third floor training room. Information/guidelines online at elpasotexas.gov/mcad at “Cultural/Heritage Tourism & Initiatives.”
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Adestria — The Christian metal band performs at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Open Gate Church of the Nazarene, 9821 McCombs. Tickets: $10; available online at ticketbully.com. Information: 346-8331 or epopengate.org.
all events. Information: 8512255. One of El Paso County’s oldest traditions, the event includes food, games, rides, matachines, loteria, raffle tick-
Lincoln County Fair — The 59th annual fair
is Aug. 6-11, at the County Fairgrounds at 5th and Hwy 48 in Capitan, N.M. (north of Ruidoso), with indoor and outdoor exhibits including art, flowers, photography, sewing and quilts
country artist, formerly of Brooks and Dunn, performs Wednesday, Aug. 15. Tickets: $30-$150.
Otero County Fair
— The 73rd annual fair and rodeo is Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 15-18 at the fairgrounds in Alamogordo, N.M. The vent celebrates 100 years of New Mexico statehood with various livestock shows, exhibits, a frontier village, amusement rides, Queen pageant, a pet show and more. Rodeo performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, followed by country street dances at 10 p.m. Gate admission: $2. Information: (575) 434-0788 or oterofair.com. The fairgrounds are off U.S. 54 on the north side of town, across from White Sands Mall. The annual parade is 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, on Tenth Street.
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Alfresco! Fridays —
The 10th season of free outdoor concerts continues at 6 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 28 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). Presented by the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Centers and the El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0675, or alfrescofridays.com. Aug. 10 — La Guira (bachata)
ets and live music. The event traditionally attracts more than 10,000 people each day. To get there, take the Clint exit from I-10 and follow the Mission Trail signs.
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(575) 437-2202 or flickingercenter.com.
innofthemountaingods.com. Ronnie Dunn — The
— No Strings Theater Company opens its 2012-2013 season with the one-woman comedy by Willy Russell Aug. 10-26 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces, directed by NSTC Artistic Director Ceil Herman. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 and 26, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23. Tickets: $10 ($9 students and seniors over 65 and $7 all seats Thursday). Information/reservations: (575) 523-1223.
and livestock. The 4-H auction is Saturday food and animals. Admission is free. Information: (575) 648-2311. The benefit ranch rodeo is 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11.
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort and Casino —
Mescalero, N.M. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Age 21 and older admitted. Tickets sold through Ticketmaster; prices listed do not include service charge. Information: 1-877-277-5677 or
‘The Wizard of Oz’ — Alamogordo Music
Theatre presents the musical based on the MGM classic telling of L. Frank Baum’s story is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Aug. 3-11, at Flickinger Center for Performing Arts, 1110 New York Ave. in Alamogordo. Ticket information:
Fiesta de San Lorenzo — The 98th annual celebration at San Lorenzo Catholic Church in Clint is Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 9-11. Admission is free to
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ince forming in the summer of 2004, Crystal Castles, the Toronto-based duo of Ethan Fawn and Alice Glass have amassed a cult following through their uncompromising and intense delivery, a slew of limited edition singles, and shows packed solely from word of mouth. Their music has sold out almost instantly; they have toured extensively in the UK, Europe, and North America with artists such as the Klaxons and Metric, and remixed songs for Bloc Party and the Klaxons, among others. Crystal Castles have attracted much attention from those trying to pigeonhole the band as leaders for such media-hyped subgenres as “8-bit” and “nu-rave”, however their nihilist aesthetic and diverse body of work suggests their intentions and potential are worth much more. The following is a selection of frequently asked questions that the band would like to clarify, of which their answers are completely sincere and not contrived.
Q: How did they meet? Alice (of the noise band Fetus Fatale) and Ethan (of garage-metal band Jakarta) met reading to the blind (it was community service work). After discussing modern music, and how no one is doing anything new, they decided they would try to create a new sound and genre as best as they could. Naming themselves after She-Ra, The Princess of Power's fortress, they formed Crystal Castles. Q: When did you start? How did your first microphone check become your first single? In the summer of 2004, i put together a cd of instrumentals and gave them to alice to write vocal parts. When she was ready, we went to a local studio to record our first 5 songs. When we were done, the studio gave us 6 songs. They had secretly recorded the
microphone test and included it on the CD. I called the extra track "Alice Practice". Merok Records (London) heard the track and wanted to put it out on 7 inch, as the a-side. Our first microphone test became our first single. Merok pressed 500 copies and it sold out in 3 days. 7 ruined lives later and now this is our life.
described it best by saying you "play rough." What sort of stuff did you listen to and enjoy to get to this point, though? Our music isn't influenced by anyone. In our heads, what we're doing is completely original. If we're wrong and someone else is doing this out there, that's fine too. We don't care. Q: Describe your aesthetic. Large shiny chunks of vomit.
Q: Are you named after the Atari videogame "Crystal Castles"? No, We didn't know about the videogame at the time.
NOT AN ACCIDENT
Q: Someone once misquoted you and said you started by accident. Explain what you really said. I told an interviewer that the song "Alice Practice" was an accident (Alice was secretly recorded while testing the studio's microphones). The interviewer quoted me as saying the band was an accident. As if we fell on a keyboard and 40 songs just appeared.
Q: You don’t seem to care about how much press you get. Why? We're not doing this for anyone's approval. Q: Are there artists you'd like to work with? The Stooges in 1969. Joy Division in 1976. Q: In your opinion, do you think music like yours and what's going on in England at the moment has a chance to spread in America? Why/why not? That question reminds me of herpes.
Q: Is it true your sound developed from mixing an old arcade machine chip with your keyboard or something like that? No. I smushed a birthday cake into my keyboard. Q: What sort of influences do you guys have? Listening to your work, I can genuinely say that it sounds unlike anything else around these days. There are bits and pieces of other genres, but I think you
Q: Where did you come up with the name Crystal Castles? We are named after She-Ra, The Princess of Power's fortress in the sky. The commercial for the toy version of the castle includes the lines "The fate of the world is safe in Crystal Castles" and "Crystal Castles, the source of all power."
Q: Was there anything you listened to or experienced maybe when you were younger that has influenced your sound? Nothing from our youth has influenced our sound. We are influenced by change.
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NEW MUSIC August 14th
Dead Can Be DanceAnastasis Tamela Mann- Best Days In This Moment- Blood Steve Vai- Story of Light 2Chainz- Based on a T.R.U. story
August 10th SUPERNITE W/ EWAN EVENTS and Disco Donnie Presents www.holdmyticket.com www.trickyfalls.com Sept 1st
SUN CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL Sept. 1st &
2nd SCMF LABOR DAY WEEKEND MG Events & Disco Donnie present 2nd Annual SCMF // SUN CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL 3 stages // 1 weekend // Massive Music Festival
Yellowcard- Southern Air Insane Clown Posse-
Lowbrow Palace 18+ WELCOME $8 PRESALE TIX @ALL THAT MUSIC, HEADSTAND, HOMMEWORK ONLINE AT: TICKETBULLY http://ticketbully.com/ShowD etails.aspx?eventId=897
ERIC PRYDZ | In Concert Sun.AUG.12th in El Paso at Buchanan's Event Center 11540 Pelicano El Paso, TX 79936 August 21st
GRIEVES AND BUDO LIVE | Tue Aug.
21st Tricky Falls TICKET ENSURES YOUR ENTRY // TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE FOLLOWING: www.zanytickets.com
GRIEVES AND BUDO LIVE
Mighty Death Pop Classic Crime- Phoenix George Michael- Live Rock n Rio
ERIC PRYDZ | In Concert Sun.AUG.12th by SMG
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GOLF SPOKEN HERE
By T.J. TOMASI
IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR GAME
A side bet that automatically pays off when one of the players makes a par on the same hole on which his ball hit a cart path.
ASK THE PRO
The hardest thing to do is hit the ball dead straight, and most often, even though it looks like the ball is flying straight, it’s hard to see what is actually happening. Most shots have some curve to them, but for this discussion, I’ll describe the combination of mechanics — the swing string — that produces a straight shot. A golf shot flies straight because there is no sidespin on the ball, only backspin as it leaves the clubface. Think of it this way: The ball has a vertical and horizontal axis that looks like a plus sign: +. At impact, when the clubface is square to its path, there is no axis tilt (the plus sign remains perpendicular to the ground), so the ball rotates with pure backspin and the shot flies straight. Curve occurs when the clubface is not perpendicular to its path at impact, so the axis tilts to the left for a draw and to the right for a fade. The three strings of swing mechanics all produce good golf shots, but each has a different ball flight — fade, draw or straight. The strings are made of the same seven building blocks: clubface position, ball position, foot flare, aim/alignment, hip action, release pattern/shaft lean and weight flow. stance.
Toe curl will put weight in its place
Q: I fall forward toward
the ball, up on my toes, when I swing. I’ve tried swinging easy, but it doesn’t work. Do you have any drills I can use? — J.V.
 Foot flare is medium,
with both feet turned out the same degree.
 Aim/alignment: Clubface
is aimed at the target; body is aligned parallel to target line.
A: Make sure you distribute your weight correctly at address — keep it centered in the middle of your feet as you swing. This drill will help: Simply curl your toes at address and keep them curled as you swing. At first it may feel as if you’re rocking backward as you near the top of your swing, but that’s just because you’re used to being too much on your toes. (To Ask the Pro a question about golf, email him at: email@example.com.)
 Hip action is at medium
speed, between fast and slow.
 Release pattern and  Weight shift is a continuous
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shaft lean: Trail elbow is slightly bent at impact; shaft is on plane in prefinish position.
flow from back foot to front foot during downswing.
The swing string you need to make the no-tilt straight shot happen is:
In the swing string that results in a straight shot, the clubface is square at the top and the lead wrist, forearm, shoulders and clubface all form parallel lines.
 Clubface is square to its
The tilt of the shaft is on the shoulder line in the pre-finish position, another square-string matchup.
path and square at the top of the swing.
 Ball position is neutral;
neither way up nor way back in your
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been on a nice streak of finishes,” he said. “Even though they haven’t been wins, they’ve been really solid finishes, top 5s, top 10s, that have gotten us further up in the points. That is something to build on, ’cause this year, the way things have gone, we haven’t had a lot to build on. “The last several weeks, we’ve had something to build on.” Continues on page 30
Biddle Ridley, dead at 72
Long before Bill Elliott ever thought about driving a race car, his family’s No. 9 Ford was winning races on the short tracks of the Southeast with Biddle Ridley doing the driving. Ridley, the brother of former Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year Jody Ridley, died July 30 at age 72 after a battle with cancer. “I loved him to death,” Elliott said of Biddle Ridley, a resident of Chatsworth, Ga. “He and Jody about raised me. We raced together, stayed together and traveled a lot together.” Elliott said Biddle Ridley, who put his own driving aside to work on his brother’s cars, was an outstanding driver in his own right. “He was a great driver,” Elliott said. “He won a ton of races.” The Ridleys also played roles in getting Elliott’s driving career started. “They did a lot for me early on,” he said. “I very much enjoyed working with them. They were determined to do well.”
Gordon breaks records with overdue win in Pocono race
Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 Chevrolet, leads a pack of cars during the Sprint Cup Series Pennsylvania 400 at Pocono Raceway on Sunday. (NASCAR photo)
eff Gordon’s droughtbreaking 86th career Sprint Cup victory likely will be remembered as a bittersweet one for the veteran driver. The same rainstorms that played into Gordon’s victory at Pocono Raceway also brought lightning that killed one fan and injured nine more, one of whom was in critical condition on Monday. Gordon lined up sixth for what turned out to be the race’s final restart, but surged into the lead when
the front two cars of Jimmie Johnson and Matt Kenseth collided on the start. Before racing could resume, storms hit the track, and the race was called after 98 of 160 laps. “It’s nice to know that things can still go our way,” Gordon said. “The way our year has gone, we’ll definitely take it like this. With all the things that have gone wrong for us this year, I’m hoping that this is the one that makes up for it all.”
When he was told of the situation with the fans, Gordon acknowledged the impact on his victory, one that put him in great position to claim one of the two wild card slots for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. “That’s the thing that’s going to take away from the victory, is the fact that somebody was affected by that,” he said. “I mean, the fans here are so loyal and avid … so you hate to hear something like that.” Gordon’s victory was record-setting on two
fronts. He now has six at Pocono, the most of any driver, and his 86 Cup wins give him undisputed possession of third place on the all-time list. Although NASCAR’s official records say otherwise, Bobby Allison and most of the sport’s historians say he has 85. And this win didn’t come out of the blue. Gordon had a strong enough car at Pocono to drive to the front from his 27th starting position, and he’s been competitive in recent weeks. “All I will say is we’ve
Townley puts off Cup debut
After brushing the wall getting up to speed on his first lap of practice at Pocono Raceway, John Wes Townley opted to postpone his Sprint Cup debut. Jason White took over Frank Stoddard’s No. 32 Ford and posted a 31st-place finish. Townley ran the Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono and finished eighth, his first-ever top-10 in a major NASCAR series.
John Wes Townley (NASCAR photo)
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1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 744; Leader 2. Matt Kenseth 739; behind -5 3. Greg Biffle 738; behind -6 4. Jimmie Johnson 736; behind -8 5. Martin Truex Jr. 694; behind -50 6. Tony Stewart 691; behind -53 7. Brad Keselowski 690; behind -54 8. Denny Hamlin 683; behind -61 9. Kevin Harvick 681; behind -63 10. Clint Bowyer 679; behind -65
Sprint Cup victories at Watkins Glen by Tony Stewart, tops among drivers Top-five finishes by Mark Martin at Watkins Glen, the most of any Cup driver
Drivers within 20 points of Truck Series points leader Timothy Peters (Ty Dillon: 8, James Buescher: 15, Justin Lofton: 18) Nationwide Series drivers who have started all 20 races this season
Gordon named humanitarian
For his work on behalf of children dealing with serious illnesses, Jeff Gordon has been chosen as the seventh recipient of The Heisman Humanitarian Award, which he will receive during the 78th annual Heisman Memorial Trophy Dinner on Dec. 10 in New York. Gordon established his foundation in 1992 after his thencrew chief Ray Evernham’s son was diagnosed with leukemia. Since then, the foundation has raised more than $11 million. Gordon also opened the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital in Concord, N.C. The Heisman award includes $50,000 for Gordon’s foundation.
Odd Hyundai Veloster is very likable
By Christopher A. Randazzo
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We are taught to never judge a book by its cover. But with the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, you are encouraged to do so. Because just by looking at it, you can tell a whole lot about this new, modern day hatchback from Hyundai. And let me start by saying, it’s different.
The Veloster is one cool, quirky car – unlike any other car on the road today. It all starts with those sleek, spunky, aggressive lines – a brave interpretation of a hatchback, which, by the way, the Veloster is. But take a walk around the Veloster and from the driver’s side you will take it for being a two-door, yet from the passenger side you will see it as a four-door. That’s because Hyundai went with an asymmetrical three-door layout with the Veloster. And we are talking three real doors – a long coupelike door on the driver’s side and two smaller sedan-like doors on the passenger side. The idea works well. All passengers are encouraged to enter the Veloster from the passenger side. The back door’s handle is mounted high in the C-pillar, but it’s easy to find and entering the Veloster’s back seat becomes a piece of cake. Once inside, you quickly learn that the Veloster is a strictly a four-seater – the back seat is only meant for two (and the smaller those two are, the better). The front seats are nicely done providing good support be it to hold you in while cornering or for comfort on long road trips. Hyundai did a great job carrying over the same sci-fi exterior styling into the interior. It looks and feels good for a car in this class and all the controls are nicely laid out and easy to manage. I strongly recommend the Style Package that my tester came with. With it, the Veloster is equipped with a huge Panoramic sunroof and piano black interior accents along with some great looking 18inch wheels. Underneath the cool sheetmetal and comfortable interior is basically the same underpinnings found in the Hyundai Elantra although the suspension has been retuned to be more nimble and provide more of a sporty feel on curvy roads. The Veloster uses a slightly smaller engine though with its 1.6 liter four-cylinder. It makes 138 horsepower and 123 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but if you prefer an automatic, Hyundai offers an automated dual-clutch transmission (DCT) which includes steering-wheel mounted shift paddles. Continues on page 31
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Continued from page 27 Two of Gordon’s Hendrick Motorsports teammates escaped Pocono in better points positions than they might have had. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished 32nd after breaking a transmission, but retained the series points lead. And Kasey Kahne finished second on a flat tire to maintain his position as the top-seeded wild card contender.
Hamlin to be first-time father
Denny Hamlin made a big announcement during his regular media appearance on Friday at Pocono. “I just want to let everyone know that me and Jordan [Fish] are expecting next January, and excited about that,” he said. “It’s been a long time coming, so it’s going to be exciting to be a dad.” He said he hopes he can be as good a father to his child as his dad was to him. “Half of what my dad was would be good,” he said. “My family has done a lot for me to get to this point, obviously, and just all of the sacrifices and all that they’ve gone through. “My dad tells me all of the time that some of the best times he had is just carrying me around in his pickup truck every day, taking me to work with him and things like that. It’s going to be a great experience, and so I’m really excited about it, and really just excited to be a part of it. For my parents to have grandkids is all going to be good.” He also said there might be wedding bells somewhere in his future. “I am 31, so I consider myself pretty patient if I haven’t been married yet,” he said. “There’s no reason to rush into it right now, especially with everything that is going on. “We’ve obviously got a busy six months ahead of us.”
Hyundai Veloster ...
15.5 cubic foot hatchback swallowed our luggage for two with room to spare. After logging more than 400 miles in my weeks’ time with the Hyundai, I came away with it being more of an economical hatchback, than a pocket rocket. Hopefully, the turbo model will change that.
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Continued from page 29.. I couldn’t have asked for a better looking Veloster than the Century White tester that I had. With its 18-inch wheels and black stripes and highlights, it looked a lot nicer than its $22,500 price tag would lead you to believe. But if I could, I would have asked for a manual shift version of the car. The DCT did its job well providing quick shifts at all the right times, but it seemed to rob some of the power out of the Velosters powertrain, and frankly, with just 138 horses, the 2900 pound Veloster can’t really afford to lose any more power. Now it didn’t feel dangerously slow, but it hardly had the power to match its exciting looks. For 2013, a turbo model is available – and I can’t wait to see how it
performs, with a manual transmission, of course. Taking a 250 mile road trip in the Veloster, I did manage to better the EPAs highway fuel economy number – I saw 39 mpg (EPA claims 38 mpg highway, 29 mpg city). And on the trip, the Veloster did great – its By The Numbers:
Despite the performance, I have to hand it to Hyundai. They really have taken a risk with the Veloster and it appears like it will pay off. With its eyecatching looks, sporty driving feel, comfortable cabin and its practicality, the Veloster should have no problem winning over the charm at the young crowd it is aimed at. -- Christopher A. Randazzo
2012 Hyundai Veloster
Base Price: $18,550.00 Price as Tested: $22,550.00 Layout: front-engine / front-wheel drive Engine: 1.6 liter DOHC 4-cylinder Transmission: 6 - speed dual clutch transmission Horsepower: 138 hp Torque: 123 ft-lbs EPA Fuel Economy: 29 city / 38 highway mpg [Visit me at www.carsbycar.blogspot.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org]
vision was far different than anything he’d done beSaturday’s U.S. Cellular 250 Nationwide Series fore. race at Iowa Speedway offered, among other things, “There was so much I learned, let alone this was a look at some of the drivers who could be Sprint my first time ever in a Nationwide car,” he said. Cup stars a few years down the road. While veteran Elliott Sadler won the race in dom- “Learning pit stops was big and then learning the inant fashion, a group of up-and-coming young driv- aero … these cars race so much different than the [K&N] car. Learning what gets your aero ers also had strong runs. loose and how to tuck a fender to get His teammate and series rookie Austin downforce on it when you’re racing right Dillon ran strong early before falling bebehind a car, that was the big lesson, and hind because of an unscheduled stop, I think I learned a lot tonight ... and there were several others who took “I wish we would have ended up a litadvantage of the lack of Sprint Cup drivtle better, but I guess a ninth-place in my ers in the starting field to take over topfirst start is not bad.” notch rides. Wallace actually led the first lap and Darrell Wallace Jr., the 19-year-old ran among the leaders for most of the representative of NASCAR’s diversity race. Like Moffitt, he learned a lot about program, qualified second in Joe Gibbs major-league racing. Racing’s No. 20 Toyota and finished “I think I got out too hot right there at seventh, his second top-10 in just two ca- Austin Dillon (NASCAR photo) the beginning and kind of used the tires reer starts. up [but] it was really cool to lead the first Brett Moffitt, also 19 and a regular on lap,” he said. “I don’t know if [pole-sitter Elliott NASCAR’s K&N Pro Series, made his Nationwide debut and finished an impressive ninth in RAB Rac- Sadler] gave it to me or I took it away from him, but that was fun there.” ing’s No. 99 Toyota. Wallace said he got to experience how the cars Ricky Stenhouse Jr., at 26 already in line to race react in traffic. in Sprint Cup next season for Roush Fenway Rac“I definitely learned a lot from just running in the ing, finished sixth, ending his three-race win streak pack,” he said. “I know our car wasn’t that great on at Iowa. Michael McDowell, 27, has bounced restarts, and that’s where we lost all of our track poaround the Nationwide and Sprint Cup circuits for sition. several years, but his ride in the Joe Gibbs Racing “I’m looking forward to getting back in a NationNo. 18 Toyota represents his best chance to advance wide Series car with these guys very soon.” to a full-time quality ride. He made a strong stateMichael Annett, 26, spent most of his brief Nament with a sixth-place run. tionwide career without recording a top-five finish, Ryan Blaney, the 18-year-old son of Sprint Cup but now he has four in the past six races, including a veteran Dave Blaney, made his first start in Penske fourth at Iowa. In that stretch he also had finishes of Racing’s No. 22 Dodge. He finished 10th, his secsixth and 11th. ond top 10 in five starts this season, the other com“We keep knocking on the door with these toping in a car fielded by his father’s car owner, fives, and I think we’re pretty close to Victory Tommy Baldwin. Moffitt said his first race in a major NASCAR di- Lane,” he said.