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Jailed Undocumented immigrants to be released: Any more By Joe Olvera ©, 2013 in store?
As they stand in
line, waiting to be released from jails where they have been held awaiting deportation, thousands of undocumented immigrants are wondering, what’s next? At the same time, they, and their families, are thanking the sequester – though they might not understand what it means. All they know is that they are being set free to once again roam the streets looking for work, which, really, is all they want; to work and to support their families. Meanwhile, the U.S. Government, in order to save money is said to be releasing low-level or low-priority breakers of immigration law to save the $164 per day it takes to hold each scofflaw. In tough Arizona, those released have already resulted in a savings of $50,000 per day. But, will it continue? Well, for the nonce, it will continue. The question is, how long will this windfall last? It’s anybody’s guess, but the 2,000 or so that have already been set free are whooping it up, and the 3,000 slated for being released in March hope to do the same. But, will they truly be free? Will they have jobs waiting for them when they are out of prison? That’s doubtful, but being set free is a step in the right direction, or so they hope. Of course, some of them will need to be monitored, kinda-sorta like someone on probation who needs to report once a week or needs to wear an ankle bracelet. Of course, some of them will likely skip towns to relocate somewhere else. crimes? If saving money is the main intention of the feds, then why not release others, such as Luther Jones – an El Paso lawyer and former County Judge who was charged with being a mainstay in the corruption that has struck El Paso? After all, Jones’ crime is no worse, probably, than someone who came to the U.S. illegally, isn’t it? Others charged with corruption in El Paso, such as Willie Gandara Sr., Ray Rodriguez, Raymond Telles, Larry Medina, et al, may also be lowrisk scofflaws. Shouldn’t they also be released? What about all those others who have committed white dollar crimes and are incarcerated in country-club prisons, with low-levels of security, will they also be set free? Not very likely, not when Texas Governor Rick Perry is blasting Obama’s latest move as “unconscionable and politics as usual,” saying he wants more information before he sets anyone free. This Get Out of Jail Free card on the part of the Obama Administration is the latest in a long list of efforts to fix the nation’s broken immigration system. And, of course,
we’re only kidding when we suggest that prisons also release low-risk inmates, such as those incarcerated for possessing a small amount of pot, or for committing white-dollar crimes. The U.S. is a nation of laws, and the laws must be obeyed. Although how the government proposes to fix a system that presently contains more than 12 million undocumented immigrants boggles the mind.
This move by the Obama Administration to counter the GOP’s refusal to come to grips with spending cuts and new taxes on the rich can be very confusing. Is it true that there won’t be enough money in the budget to keep these folks jailed until they are able to be deported? Already the GOP is crying foul, they insist that releasing thousands of undocumented immigrants into the general population is risky and dangerous. Not only that, but, it isn’t necessary. At the same time, one must wonder if this will apply to low-risk jail populations, such as those jailed for corruption and for committing other white-collar crimes, or is that “white dollar”
The important premise here is not only that the Obama Administration is doing whatever it can to bring about immigration reform – such as allowing 800,000 undocumented young people to remain in the U.S. - the important thing is that he’s serious about what he’s doing. Even the GOP is working hard to legalize those millions of undocumented people, with a team of Democrats and Republicans working hard to fix the problem. Nobody really wants another amnesty, at least not like the one Reagan passed in 1986, but, something’s got to give. So, stay tuned, it promises to get more interesting.
FREEDOM CROSSING HOSTING ST. PATRICK’S DAY STREET FESTIVAL MARCH 16-17
(El Paso, TX) - Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2013. The Festival is open to the public and will be held on the promenade area outside of Shamrocks Irish Pub at Freedom Crossing. The event will take place over the entire weekend of St. Patrick’s Day with activities beginning at 12:00 p.m. each day and concluding at 12:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 16 and 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17. Each day of the weekend-long event will feature live music from local El Paso bands and musicians, DJs, authentic Irish bagpipes, traditional Irish food as well as grilled food, beer and soft drinks. Family activities will be offered from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day and will include face painting, leprechaun characters, and Irish hat and bead necklace giveaways. A complete schedule of daily activities and band performances is available at www.freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com. St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, also marks the 2year anniversary of El Paso’s only authentic Irish pub, Shamrocks. The pub will host a countdown to midnight on Saturday, March 16th to celebrate their anniversary and the arrival of St. Patrick’s Day. This event is open to the public. To enter Fort Bliss and Freedom Crossing, show a U.S. driver’s license or other U.S. Government issued ID at the Robert E. Lee or Cassidy Gates. Freedom Crossing is located 1611 Haan Road, Fort Bliss, TX. For directions and more information, visit www.freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com.
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Welcoming the new Brigade Commander to Ft. Bliss
Story and photos by Ricky J. Carrasco
On Monday, a
Change of Command ceremony was held on Fort Bliss' Bulldog Field to introduce Col. Christopher C. LaNeve as the new unit commander of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division "Bulldog Brigade". Outgoing commander Col. Mark H. Landes assumed control of the brigade in 2011 and oversaw deployment in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in that time. Ft. Bliss Commander Major General Dana Pittard thanked all for their attendance, including civilian aid to the Secretary of the Army Tom Thomas, the extended families of both soldiers, and all the
Incoming commander LaNeve with outgoing commander Landes
Army soldiers present. Pittard thanked Landes for training the Bulldogs to be "fit, motivated and offensively minded," adding that the brigade was a "fine example of counter insur-
gency success in Operation Enduring Freedom.” He also thank Landes' wife, Morri, for being active within the Ft. Bliss and El Paso community.
Col Landes served with the brigade, stationed in Ft Bliss and while deployed in eastern Afghanistan, for two years. Continues on next page
PV2 Gunner D. Chester VI and his handler waiting for the ceremonies. The dog is the Brigade mascot since 1962.
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by the Ball Boy The UTEP Miners got a well needed win to go into the conference usa tournament with confidence. The Miners are seated 3rd and have a bye in the first round of the tournament. Memphis vs UTEP is the likely matchup in the conference tournament championship. It will be Interesting to see how they matchup on a neutral site. After a long successful CIF championship season, St Johns Bosco has lost in the California state championship tournament. A huge congrats to UTEP signee Isaac Hamilton as he finishes his hs career and prepares for his journey to being a UTEP Miner. After much speculation, the Miners can breath now knowing Coach Floyd was not offered the USC head coaching position. It was speculated that Floyd was offered the position and wanted to leave. Floyd was neither offered the job and claims he doesn't want to leave UTEP. Coach has a lot to accomplish here and leaving in the middle of a process does not sound like something he would want to do.
Sierra Providence East Medical Center Designated as a Level IV Trauma Facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services
EL PASO, TX (March 2013) – Sierra Providence East Medical Center has been designated a Level IV Trauma Facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Level IV designation indicates that Sierra Providence East Medical Center is staffed by physicians and health care professionals with advanced trauma training. Level IV Trauma centers provide care for patients who have experienced injuries resulting from automobile accidents and patients who have significant cardiac, medical or surgical emergencies. “This designation reflects our commitment of caring for our community and providing the services necessary to help save lives in an emergency situation,” explains Sally Deitch, CEO of the Sierra Providence East Medical Center. “This designation, coupled with our recent Primary Stroke Center Certification, illustrates how Sierra Providence East is continuing to grow the level of care necessary to enhance the quality of life in our community.” Trauma is any life-threatening occurrence, either accidental or intentional, that results in injuries. The leading causes of trauma are motor vehicle accidents, falls and assaults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, trauma is the leading cause of death among Americans under 44 years of age. “It takes a special group of professionals to meet the demands of a busy emergency department,” states Omar Mendoza, MD, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Sierra Providence East Medical Center. “It is the extraordinary dedication and teamwork of our emergency department physicians and staff that helped secure this designation of a Level IV trauma facility. Sierra Providence East Medical Center participates in the TSA-I Border RAC Regional Advisory Council, the Texas Statewide Trauma System, and works closely with our local EMS providers. “We are committed to continually analyzing our physician and staff’s performance and training to ensure we remain up-to-date with the latest trauma care standards,” explains Leslie Roberts, Director of the Emergency Department at Sierra Providence East Medical Center. Julia Perez, Trauma Coordinator of Emergency Services at Sierra Providence East Medical Center, stated “We are proud of our staff members who have worked diligently to ensure we earned the Level IV Trauma Designation and are pleased that we can offer this potentially life-saving service to our community.”
NEW BRIGADE COMMANDER...
Force Bulldog, 22 in combat operations in Afghanistan. Not a day goes by that I don't remember their sacrifice.” Col. Christopher LaNeve comes from his previous command in the 82nd Airborne Division out of Ft. Bragg to join the Bulldogs, having served in various infantry divisions over his career. General Pittard recounted the story that LaNeve had just left his office in the Pentagon on 9/11 a few minutes before American Airlines Flight 77 hit the building, killing those still in his section. The change of command ceremonies involved handing the colors of the brigade from the outgoing commander to the new commander, along with the leash to PV2 Gunner D. Chester VI, the official mascot of the brigade since the 1962. "That's the first time I've ever been handed a dog in an official ceremony," LaNeve joked to the crowd. Col. LaNeve stands before his new command. Continued from page 3 This will be his last role as a combat team leader. He will be moving on to Pennsylvania to serve in the US Army War College starting this summer. He thanked General Pittard for having "an open command environment" and thanked his soldiers "who refused to accept any outcome other than victory." He also thanked the city of El Paso for welcoming his family so warmly to this position. He told a story where he found one of his soldiers in Afghanistan in a foxhole. "I asked the soldier if he needed anything. The soldier said no, 'I got food, water, and ammo. That's everything I need.'" He told the crowd of civilians and soldiers that story reminded him of his responsibilities. "We lost 26 soldiers in Task LaNeve was overjoyed to coming to the area. "It's a great day to join this incredible brigade combat team. The soldiers that stand here represent all that is good in America. I am looking forward to carrying on the traditions of the Armored Division, Team Bliss and the nation." LaNeve will be deploying the brigade back to Afghanistan this summer in transition operations after Enduring Freedom.
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Our Spring Forecast
By: “Doppler” Dave Speelman
If you follow the latest computer models and keep up with the recent long range forecast, you might not be too pleased with El Paso's spring outlook. The Climate Prediction Center has just updated the latest forecast for March, April and May (spring months). As you can see from the graphics (courtesy of the Climate Prediction Center), much of Texas is expected to see above normal temperatures. Notice that just a small section of the west and northwest is expected to see temperatures below normal. When it comes to precipitation, the El Paso area is expected to see below normal amounts of rain (it's typically our driest time of the year). The area anticipated to witness below normal precipitation is concentrated over northern and central California as well as Florida. The rest of the country will get the "EC" label. This means that area will have an equal chance of seeing above, below or normal amounts of precipitation. You'll notice that the Midwest and great lakes will more than likely see above normal amounts of rain and even snow.
Temperature Outlook for Spring
April is our driest month of the year. How much rain do we typically receive? A. .10” B. .23” C. .42” D. .76”
“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.
Answer: B – .23”
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Precipitation Outlook for Spring
High: 75º Low: 46º
High: 78º Low: 46º
Mostly Sunny Breezy
High: 81º Low: 49º
Partly Sunny Windy
High: 82º Low: 52º
Mostly Sunny Breezy
High: 80º Low: 54º
High: 82º Low: 52º
Mostly Sunny Windy
High: 81º Low: 48º
—The Bootcut Jean — This is probably the
most figure-flattering silhouette for most women, balancing out hips and thighs with its fit and flare trouser shape. In dark denim, the bootcut is also still a favorite for workdays when it is paired with a feminine blouse, a tailored jacket and heels.
The jean joint is jumping this spring with more demands on denim than ever before. From relaxed and friendly to skintight and scandalous, the newest takes on blue jeans are transforming the ways we think of this classic wardrobe staple. So if you've still only got one or two pairs of those triedand-true blue jeans in your closet that you've worn for years (hopefully we're all past the "mom" jean thing), it's time to move beyond the blue and step out in one of these trendy denim styles this spring. Take your pick from 2013's newest crop:
—The Colored Jean — Denim in bright colors
were all the rage last year, and these bold colors will still perk up your wardrobe dramatically. But this spring and summer, you'll see even more washed pastels turning up on the denim scene. Think Easter egg hues — mint green, lemon yellow, lavender and pink.
—The Boyfriend Jean — OK, so
now we can relax ... a little. Slouchy jeans are back, but a word of caution — don't use this as an excuse to give up the gym class. These looser pants, often with rolled cuffs, are great for casual weekends when jeans and T-shirts are the uniform du jour. Belting them is a must.
—The Patterned Jean — Florals. Stripes. Abstract graphics. The printed jean is a fresh way to add a new twist to your wardrobe. Since these jeans are sure to make a statement, remember it's best to keep what's on top simple and clean.
—The Distressed Denim — From
jeans to jackets to shorts, the denim that is slashed and dashed this spring is showing some skin this spring and summer. Definitely a more casual look, distressed and faded denim can be a fun way to update your "dressed-down" days and nights. Just make sure they're ripped in all the right places!
—The Super Skinny Jean —
They're still a favorite this spring and summer. These slim jeans fit like a glove and go from long and lean to cropped and ankle-length. Stick to jeans with stretch, and make sure they hug your curves in all the right places. Zippers at the hem are extra details that will update skinny jeans this year.
—The Jegging. The jean that fits like a legging can be a great alternative to shorts. Paired with longer tunic tops or lightweight sweaters, or even worn under sheer dresses, jeggings are probably the hardest denim trend to pull off. Experiment with these skin-tight pants to get the right fit.
—The Cut-offs. Reminiscent of those "Daisy
Dukes" of years gone by, jean shorts have grown up. Trimmed with lace, patchwork, embroidery and metal studs, these shorts are making a comeback. The newest way to wear these "tough-girl" shorts is to team them with lace tops and jackets.
—Denim on Denim - What traditionally used to be a huge fashion faux pas — wearing denim from head-to-toe — is now a big style trend. Runway designers started the latest look using "colorblocking" on denim pieces, pairing button-front chambray shirts with swingy short skirts or worn denim jackets with distressed jeans. Add in all the rompers, shirtdresses and vests, and you've got plenty of ways to wear denim all mixed up — together. Go for it!
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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The striped jean is one of spring's newest trends in denim. Shown: Hudson Jeans "Krista" black and white striped jean. (www.nordstrom.com)
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EnErgy ExprEss by Marilynn prEston
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'Sniffing' Can Be Fatal
DR. WALLACE: I'm 15, and my boyfriend is 16, and I
love him a lot. Jeff doesn't smoke or do drugs, but he does get high by sniffing fumes from hair spray and cooking sprays. He sprays the stuff into a towel and sniffs the fumes. He says that he read somewhere that "sniffing" is safe and does not cause any harm to the body. Can you tell me if this is really true? I really need to know because I don't want Jeff to hurt himself. Besides being my boyfriend, he is also my very best friend. — Nameless, Flint, Mich.
Find Your Inner Skier: The Ups & Downs of Playing at the Edge
Traveling to the mountains has been thrilling outdoor lovers of all ages, for ages. There's something about the inexplicable and mystical nature of the experience — "You don't climb the mountain, the mountain allows you up" — that speaks to an enigma wrapped in a mystery wrapped in the warmest thermal underwear I can find. For my first few ski trips to the mountains, the mystery mostly involved the possibility of sudden death or a ride in a stretcher. But over time, I have discovered my Inner Skier — calmer, much less fearful, a better learner — and joyfully surrendered to my own ups and downs. "The pleasures of skiing lie in being totally involved in the way we feel when the body is in motion ... the sense of our own natural rhythm and flow," I have highlighted in yellow in my beloved copy of "Inner Skiing," by W. Timothy Gallwey and Robert Kriegel. "The goal is a feeling of harmony both with ourselves and the environment." When harmony lives, fear lets go, according to the ancients who were the healthy lifestyle coaches of their time. Their advice still stands for skiers, boarders and snowshoers: Pack light, go with the flow, and never step over the edge. My upcoming week of downhill skiing in the Colorado Rockies will no doubt take me to my edge, but I've learned it's all worth it. The liberation that comes from playing with, not resisting, the force of gravity. The ecstasy of carving an effortless turn. The relaxing adult beverages that await you at the end of the day. No matter your sport, going to your edge is part of a healthy lifestyle. Nothing adventured, nothing gained. What I've gained from my seven years of learning to love my Inner Skier is that it's not about executing The Perfect Turn, it's about enjoying the process. "Without appreciating the path, reaching the goal is often meaningless," Gallwey writes, and I believe him. That's why I sign up for ski school whenever I go to Snowmass — my appreciation of the path deepens as my limiting self doubts melt away. The name of this stellar program? Women's Edge. Let me share some notes (just as helpful for men): cepts that get in the way of learning and enjoyment. Come to the mountain with a beginner's mind, no matter how many times you've skied before. Take a lesson or two to renew your confidence and remind you of everything you forgot since the last time you skied. ENERGY EXPRESS-O! THE INNER SKIER UNMASKED
AWAKEN YOUR INNER SKIER. And keep her positive. Skiing while under the influence of constant self-criticism will get you nowhere fast. Don't compare yourself to other skiers, because envy and tension invite injury. Ski in control, but at the same time, ski in a relaxed manner, listening to the sound and rhythm of your own breath, or singing your favorite tune. When you find your rhythm, you will feel joy, and from that place of fluidity and grace, you've reached the mountaintop no matter what run you're on.
“The premise of this approach is that primarily it is neither external conditions nor lack of technical expertise that prevents us from experiencing skiing at its best, but the doubts, fears and thoughts within our own heads.”— Gallwey and Kriegel
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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NAMELESS: Sniffing is not safe, and I urge you to do
everything you possibly can to get your boyfriend to stop. This practice causes any number of physical maladies and sometimes leads to death. Fatalities can occur in a variety of ways. Some spray inhalants, for instance, coat the lungs so that oxygen cannot penetrate the sticky film, causing the inhaler to suffocate. And some users, in order to get more inhalant into their bodies more quickly, place a plastic bag over their head to cover the nose and mouth. This can cause loss of consciousness, with the bag still on the person's head. Once again, the sniffer suffocates. Sniffers lucky enough to avoid the worst, nevertheless, often suffer from such ailments as loss of coordination, loss of appetite, temporary loss of consciousness, drowsiness, sores on nose or mouth, loss of balance, double vision, eye pain, headaches, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath, partial paralysis, numbness, insomnia, dizziness, nausea, chest pains, increased salivation and weakness. Sniffing is a dangerous but cheap way to get high. Jeff sniffs because he is young and has little money to purchase alcohol, but he is old enough to buy cheap hair spray. Do all you can to encourage your boyfriend to enjoy his life free of "sniffing." If he can't do that, end the relationship. It might be difficult, but it is 100 percent necessary. This will cause him to choose between sniffing or continuing to enjoy your company.
Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at email@example.com.
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BE PREPARED. Skiing is
considered a risky sport. It's a controlled fall down a mountain, and keeping that control requires strength, agility and balance. If you want to reduce your risk of injury and maximize your good time, show up at the mountain having prepared. If you can start training six weeks ahead, congratulations, your gold star is in the overnight mail. If it's just one or two weeks of training, so be it. Start where you are, and schedule yourself for workouts that juice your joints, awaken your muscles and prepare you for what's coming. And what is coming? Trees! Ice! Crazy snowboarders! The more agility you have, the more strength and endurance you've acquired, the better your warmup, the better your chances of ending your day on your skis, not your bum.
PREPARE MENTALLY, TOO. Skiing is a head sport,
just like every other sport you've ever done. The mental game is huge, which is why all the Women's Edge instructors deserve master's degrees in counseling. "I can't ... I won't ... I don't want to" are self-limiting con-
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DEAR ABBY by Abigail Van Buren
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SON TRADES ON LIES AND GOOD LOOKS TO GET WHAT HE WANTS
DEAR ABBY: I need help and don't know where to turn. I am divorced and have a 37year-old son, "Teddy," who has never married and has no children. He lives on his own except when he's in trouble or has nowhere else to go. Then he moves back in with me. The problem is my son is a liar and has been ever since he was a teenager. He even lies when telling the truth would be better. I punished him every way I knew how when he was growing up. Nothing worked. Teddy has been in trouble with the law in the past and is now in trouble again. Of course, he says he's innocent. I got him out on bond and offered to get him help. I also told him there would be no more money from me, and I no longer want to hear his lies. Another problem: Teddy is extremely good-looking and women swoon over him. He ends up using them and then dumping them, and then they call me. I don't know why he is the way he is. Is there treatment for people who can't tell the truth? Please tell me what to do. I love my son and it breaks my heart to see him do these bad things. -- BROKENHEARTED MOTHER IN TEXAS DEAR BROKENHEARTED: As much as you love Teddy, it's time to accept that you can't fix what's wrong with him; only he can do that. It won't happen until he finally has to accept the consequences of his bad behavior. Taking him in and bailing him out is not the answer. It also helps no one when you have long conversations with the women who call you, so protect yourself by cutting them short. Considering the kind of man your son is, thank your lucky stars that he has no children -- yet. ** DEAR ABBY: My father recently moved to an apartment with no storage and I was left with 10 large boxes of memorabilia. Going through these boxes brought many tears of remembrance and new insights into the lives of my parents and grandparents. My problem now is what to do with these things; I can scan photos and letters, but what about Great-Grandma's wedding dress (stained and moth-eaten), Mother's christening gown (too frail to use again) and the dear soft curl of hair from my uncle who died in childhood? I don't have much storage room, and I'm not certain my children would even care about these things. Yet it doesn't seem right to throw them in the garbage. I wonder what other people do with treasured items that have no value beyond sentiment. -- SOFT HEART/PRACTICAL HEAD IN TACOMA DEAR SOFT HEART: Do not automatically assume that your children would have no interest in the contents of those 10 boxes. ASK them. However, if they say no, then contact the state historical society or a local theater troupe and inquire if they would have any interest. You may be pleasantly surprised to find some of the items would be welcomed. ** DEAR ABBY: My wife and I are having a disagreement about laundry. When you buy new clothes that are still in the plastic wrapping, should they be washed before they are worn? -JIM IN NEW JERSEY DEAR JIM: It's a personal choice. Some garment manufacturers recommend that certain items be laundered before wearing. However, if they don't, I don't! ** 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. ** COPYRIGHT 2013 UNIVERSAL UCLICK
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week 03/14 - 03/20
week, you'll find the sweet spot between comfort and living on the edge. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Most of the week's focus will be on making someone else's experience positive, beautiful and memorable. You'll get to exercise some artistry in this regard, assembling the special elements that will make the event remarkable. Take pictures for posterity. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There's something to work out among your colleagues, customers or potential new friends. Lean on your talent for interpersonal dynamics. Differences don't have to be barriers that stop the interaction. Acknowledge the common ground you share with others before disagreeing. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Excitement mounts as you head into a year filled with new faces, places and headspaces. The attitude shift you make this month starts the rainfall of opportunity. Keep in mind that everyone you meet doesn't have to be your best friend. Reduce your expectations of social interaction, and it becomes breezy, light and helpful in multiple areas of your life. You'll be a star at work in April and will have another stellar showcase in August. Financial improvements happen in May and September.
Luck o' the Planets
The planets agree with this week's Irish theme of good luck and celebration. Mercury chimes in with a shamrockin' good omen, changing direction to relieve us of his retrograde antics. The sun's march into Aries on Wednesday the 20th brings the spring equinox, as well as International Astrology Day. Venus joins the party in Aries on the 21st — not her favorite journey, but she gets things going, and our relationships will show it. ARIES (March 21-April 19). It's not like you to err on the side of caution, but this week it's a pretty decent idea. Even though there are those who will encourage you to do what scares you, there are many dangerous ventures that aren't worth the effort, even for a risk-taking ram. Friday is your best day for taking chances. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The social scene has its own flow. Ride it; don't fight it. When you take the long view, you realize that friends will come and go. Some will drift back to you when the timing is better. Others will be pulled into a different tide. Life has a way of organizing these things for you. So trust and take it easy. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It's true that you are different from the people who surround you. This is no reason to distance yourself, but rather, it's a good excuse to ask questions and learn. When you do that, you reach a new level of awareness, where, in fact, you will find that you are not as different as you previously thought. CANCER (June 22-July 22). "Someday" isn't an actual day. It's more of a place to keep your fantasies and give your wishes space to mingle and frolic. Go to the place of "someday" and steal a dream; it doesn't belong there anyway. Bring the dream into your real life this week in the form of an action plan. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Passion goes a long way, but at some point you will need one of those extremely leftbrained tools — like a check list, a schedule or a business plan — to carry you through. That point comes early in the week. Ask for help. Whatever time it takes to develop a good system will save you time in the end. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You're reasonably sure that when you close the refrigerator, the light goes off. But you're not an eyewitness to this event, so who knows? Similarly, this week will bring speculation and intrigue that you are highly unlikely to get to the bottom of. Believe what you will, but remind yourself that it's theoretical at best. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The blindfolded figure gripping her scales is an allegory of justice. You don't need such a shield this week. You are free from many of the prejudices that hinder others. Appearances won't cloud your judgment or render you too partial to be fair. With your eyes and heart wide open, you'll know what's right. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There are many people from whom you will learn. You're better off not following one to the exclusion of all others. Avoid exclusive arrangements. Anyone who asks you to cut yourself off from other sources of knowledge is power hungry. It's likely that they prefer you in a weakened state. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). What friends and family want for you will be different from what you want for yourself. Unfortunately, meeting in the middle won't help. You simply have to decide. Keep in mind that there are decisions you can make that lead to being happy, and then there are decisions you can make that lead to just being. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You have a reasonable appetite for excitement. The thrills and drama don't have to come all the time, but if the events of the day unwind too slowly, you'll grow bored and tired. Early in the
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RAISE THEM RIGHT
By Gina Spadafori Universal Uclick
Structure, socialization and love are key to getting puppies off to a great start
While I’ve fostered
homeless pets transitioning to new families for more than 30 years, only in the last decade have I been raising puppies for other people. I’m good at it, my house is set up for it (no carpets, easy-clean surfaces), and most of all — I love it! It isn’t a “job,” and no money changes hands. But I work from home with a flexible schedule, and that makes it easier to do the early training and
house-training. I love having puppies around, and since I know what I’m doing, the friends I do this for now and then end up with a pretty nice youngster in a few months’ time. There’s still a lot of growing and training to do, but a good foundation has been laid. What do I get out of it? Puppy breath, and lots of it. I’ll soon be starting with another 10-week-old puppy, so I’m getting the house puppy-proofed and dragging the crates and pens out of the shed to help with the housetraining. After a couple of
months, the retriever pup will go home with friends for good, and I’ll let my own pets recover for a while before I start another puppy project. While it’s unusual for most puppies to be given a head start with an experienced puppy raiser, the practice has long been part of the lives of service dogs, such as those who assist wheelchair users or the visionimpaired. The advantages of a loving, consistent and structured upbringing are many. While the chances are that you’ll be raising your own puppy — most people do, after
Otter, a retriever puppy, learned the rules of the road with one family before going to live permanently with another. all — making the most of those first few months is key to a great start. Your puppy wants to be part of your family, and he craves loving leadership. So if you’re starting with a puppy, here are a few things to keep in mind: ahead, pull out all the stops. Expose your pup to all the sights, sounds, smells, people and other animals that you can. for socialization.
• Never let your puppy do anything you wouldn’t want a grown dog to do. Puppies
jumping up are cute. Dogs doing the same are not. It’s always easier to prevent a problem than to try to fix it later.
• Realize your puppy will make mistakes, and don’t get angry when he does.
Puppies are babies! Don’t expect perfection and don’t be heavy-handed. It’s better to distract and redirect puppies than to punish them. Love your puppy, play with your puppy, enjoy your puppy. But you should always, always be thinking of how you’re molding this little baby into the confident, obedient dog of your dreams. Time passes all too quickly in the life a puppy. The great life you want with your dog starts with the effort you put into a puppy. Keep your attitude positive, and enjoy every minute. I know I do.
• Bond with your puppy. Dogs are social animals. Don’t throw your pup into the backyard, however nice the doghouse you’ve put there. Make your pup a member of your family. • Socialize your puppy. Be
careful with this until all the puppy shots are done — no parks or areas where other dogs frequent. You don’t want your puppy getting sick. But after the veterinarian gives the go-
• Teach your puppy using positive methods, and make training fun! The dog-training
world has made great strides in developing positive training techniques. Find a book, a tape, a class — or all three — that will help you make the most of these exciting new ways to train. And don’t overlook puppy classes — they’re great
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Stepping Up Your Storage Options By Rose Bennett Gilbert
Ceiling-high cabinets let a collector keep beloved heirlooms on view and within reach via that library ladder. —Photo: Don Hoffman, courtesy Wood-Mode Cabinetry.
Q: I have always loved old china and silver —
my mother and grandmother had beautiful collections that I inherited. We are getting ready to move from our big family home to a new condo. It's just being built so we can help design some custom storage. We're meeting with the contractor next month, and I'm wondering if you could suggest ideas we might not have thought of.
accessible, she added a library ladder, a charming surprise in the kitchen that also makes great sense. Like you, the homeowner cherishes her large collection of heirloom possessions — and uses them frequently. Now that they're never out of sight; they're never out of mind either.
Q: Where do color trends come from? Is there
some organization that dictates what the hot new colors are going to be?
A: If only I were a mind reader, I'd know what you've already mapped out!
Instead I went searching for ideas I hadn't even thought of and discovered designer Nicole Marino, who has been thinking along these same lines for a client of the firm (Cabinet Innovations, cabinetinnovationstx.com), where Nicole creates inspired kitchens. In the kitchen we show here, one of her unusual storage solutions draws on the conventional wisdom that "the money's in the ceiling." Translation: the more vertical space you fill, the better the return on your use of space. In this kitchen makeover, Nicole had the cabinets (all by Wood-Mode, woodmode.com) built right up to the ceiling, leaving not a square inch of soffit space to gather dust. No wasted space either. To make the highest shelves more easily
A: No, although there are a number of associations and design groups you can go to for such trend information (among them, the Color Association of the U.S., aka CAUS, colorassociation.com; the Color Marketing Group, colormarketing.org and the International Colour Authority, ica-colour.org). In addition, manufacturers like Benjamin Moore Paints continually put out the word on color trends as they see them coming. The operative phrase is, "as they see them coming." In each case, "they" are individuals — usually designers of both home d‚cor and fashion apparel — who keep a wetted finger in the winds of change. They study what's being worn on the streets of the world, what's being shown on TV,...Continues on page 4
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Outwitting That Awkward Door: an Open and Shut Case
of the door when needed, it may be that curtains per se are not really your best answer here. In the photo we show here, New York designer Michelle Slovak solves a similar problem by using a clever combination treatment: blinds on the windows with a roller shade on the door. The blinds provide light- and privacy-control at the twist of a wand. The shade is mounted on the frame so it swings in and out with the door. Pull it down at night; roll it up and out of sight by day. Her solution is as sensible and attractive as it is clever: both treatments complement the essentially contemporary attitude of the room. Plus, they're much gentler on the decorating budget than the yards and yards of fabric it would take to dress that entire wall in curtains.
By Rose Bennett Gilbert
Q: The living room of our apartment opens onto a little balcony. The door out is between two large plate glass windows. My question is, what kind of curtains to use that will cover the windows and still let us go in and out the door?
A: While you could install curtains that would draw clear
Window blinds and a roller shade solve the ins and outs of a balcony door set awkwardly between wide windows. Photo: John Bresslee. See more of the designer's legerdemain at www.michelleslovak.com.
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Q:Where do color trends come from?...
Continued from page 2 ...in the movies, magazines, museums and fashion runways. They factor in political and economic climates. They observe the overall mood of the world's people. Restive? Cool? Angry? Warm? Then these seers put their observations together and translate their conclusions into color palettes. That's big business, mind you. The manufacturers of the world have to make their widgets in one color or another. It's a decision that must be made months, sometimes years, before an actual product appears. So they turn to the color prophets, and we get last year's oranges, this year's yellowed greens, next year's ...? (I'll let you know when the color charts come out.). Rose Bennett Gilbert is the co-author of "Manhattan Style" and six other books on interior design.
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You Really Can Go Home Again, Comfortably!
Q: I am moving back in with my parents. I graduated last fall and can't find a job that will even pay the rent! They have been cooler than I am about the "Kid Re-Invasion" and have given me the best extra bedroom. I need it to work like an entire house: living room-bedroom-office (I am working freelance part-time). How do I do that in a 20 x 22 space? A: Start by downsizing your expectations: forget the "entire house" bit; think efficiency studio apartment instead, with an emphasis on the "efficiency." This is nothing new. Many young people who start out on their own have to locate their whole world in spaces smaller than yours. I've seen bathrooms in restaurants that are larger than some New York City apartments! First, click on mcny.org, the website for the Museum of the City of New York, where there's a reassuring exhibit about small-space living. Think 325-square-feet small! What makes it work: ingenuity! And "transformable" — that is, double-duty - furniture, much of it from Resource Furniture (resourcefurniture.com) a company that knows how to make furnishings work overtime to max whatever space you have. My point: You are not alone in this squeeze, either job- or space-wise. So you can stop being defensive and start being creative. As inspiration, I offer this interesting bedroom, borrowed from the creative mind of interior designer Steven Gambrel (and from the pages of his handsome book, "Time and Place," published just last year by Abrams). The designer is making the utmost of space in a guest bedroom. Yes, there's the desk instead of the usual bench at the foot of the bed (think "office"). But other space-making tricks are more subtle — the deep green walls, for example. Conventional wisdom says paint a small room in light colors. Au contraire, Steven goes for a dark color with a glossy finish that actually pushes back the walls, in the mind's eye, at least. He also carpets it wall-to-wall, an approach out of style for the upfront rooms of today's home, but useful in a bedroom because it stretches floor space visually. The draperies do the same for the window: note how they're
By Rose Bennett Gilbert
actually mounted higher than the glass is tall and wider on the wall, making you think the window's larger than it really is. A final professional touch: that standing mirrored screen. Who knows what's behind it — a dining area perhaps, or maybe a bar? Whatever, the mirrors make the entire room look larger and more livable. A final word of caution: don't get too settled into your "temporary" space. When that job opens up in Rio, you may not want to move! Rose Bennett Gilbert is the coauthor of "Manhattan Style" and six other books on interior design.
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SRO can be as charming as it is serviceable when it's furnished with space-making colors and ideas. Photo: Eric Piasecki.
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THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE
Open Nationwide 03/15/13 Runtime 101 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for Language, Dangerous Stunts, A Drug-Related Incident, Sexual Content. Starring Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, James Gandolfini, Alan Arkin, Jay Mohr, Michael Bully Herbig, Mason Cook, Luke Vanek, Zachary Gordon, Richard Wolffe, Erin Burnett, Brad Garrett, David Copperfield, Fiona Hale, Sonya Eddy, Ron Ostrow, Joshua Chandler Erenberg Genre Comedy Synopsis Superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and his partner, Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi), have reigned as kings of the Las Vegas strip for years. Their work rakes in millions of dollars, but the biggest illusion yet is their friendship, for -- now -- time and familiarity have bred contempt between them. When a street magician's increasing popularity threatens to knock them off their thrones, Burt and Anton recognize that they have to repair the relationship and salvage the act.
Schedule good for 3/15
21 & OVER (R)11:00 | 1:25 | 4:00 | 7:05 | 9:30 | 12:05am DARK SKIES (PG13)11:00 | 1:25 | 4:15 | 7:20 | 9:50 | 12:15am DEAD MAN DOWN (R)11:00 | 1:45 | 4:35 | 7:25 | 10:15 ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH 2D (PG)11:30 | 4:10 ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH 3D (PG)1:50 | 7:30 | 9:50 IDENTITY THIEF (R) 11:00 | 1:35 | 4:20 | 7:10 | 10:00 INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (PG13)11:15 | 1:45 | 4:15 | 7:00 | 9:45 | 12:15am JACK THE GIANT SLAYER 2D (PG13)11:15 | 2:00 | 4:45 | 7:30 | 10:15 JACK THE GIANT SLAYER 3D (PG13)1:00 | 4:00 | 7:00 | 9:45 | 12:15am LAST EXORCISM 2, THE (PG13) 11:00 | 1:20 | 2:45 | 4:00 | 6:20 | 7:50 | 8:40 | 11:30 OZ: THE GREAT & POWERFUL 2D (PG)11:00 | 2:05 | 5:10 | 8:15 | 11:20 OZ: THE GREAT & POWERFUL 3D (PG)12:00 | 1:00 | 3:05 | 4:05 | 6:10 | 7:10 | 9:30 | 10:15 SAFE HAVEN (PG13)12:00 | 5:05 | 10:10 SNITCH (PG13)11:00 | 1:25 | 4:10 | 7:15 | 10:00 THE CALL (R)11:00 | 1:25 | 4:00 | 7:05 | 9:30 | 12:10am WARM BODIES (PG13)11:00 | 1:30 | 4:00 | 7:00 | 9:45 | 12:15am
6101 Gateway West S.15 Schedule good for Friday March 15th
*A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (R) 10:30 am | 11:15am | 12:15pm | 1:15 pm 2:00pm | 4:00pm | 4:45pm|5:45 pm 6:45 pm | 7:30 pm | 9:30 pm |10:15 pm *D-BOX A GOOD DAY TO DIE H (R) | 4:45 pm | 7:30 pm | 10:15 pm A HAUNTED HOUSE (R)10:30 am | 12:45 pm | 3:00 pm | 5:15 pm 7:30 pm | 9:45 pm *BULLET TO THE HEAD (R)10:50 am 1:35 pm | 4:20 pm | 7:05 pm | 9:50 pm *DARK SKIES (PG-13)11:25 am | 2:00 pm | 4:45 pm | 7:35 pm | 10:20 pm *IDENTITY THIEF (R)10:30 am | 12:30 pm | 1:30 pm | 3:30 pm 4:30 pm | 6:30 pm | 7:30 pm | 9:30 pm | 10:30 pm *INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTO (PG-13)10:35 am | 1:15 pm | 4:00 pm | 6:40 pm | 9:30 pm *MARCH OF THE TROOPERS (NR) | 10:30 am | 12:45 pm | 3:00 pm | 5:15 pm | 7:30 pm | 9:45 pm PARENTAL GUIDANCE(PG)10:40 am |1:30pm |4:20pm | 7:10pm | 10:00 pm *SAFE HAVEN (PG-13)10:30 am | 1:20pm | 4:20 pm | 7:20 pm | 10:20 pm *SIDE EFFECTS (R)10:30 am | 1:25 pm | 4:20 pm | 7:15 pm | 10:10 pm *STAND UP GUYS(R)3:00pm | 8:30 pm 2D THE HOBBIT (PG-13)10:40 am | 2:20 pm | 6:00 pm | 9:40 pm THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBO (R) 12:50pm | 4:00pm | 7:10pm | 10:20 pm *WARM BODIES (PG-13)10:30 am | 1:15 pm | 4:00 pm | 6:45 pm | 9:30 pm 2D WRECK-IT RALPH (PG)10:45 am 1:40pm | 4:40 pm | 7:40 pm | 10:30 pm *ZERO DARK THIRTY (R)11:05 am | 2:35 pm | 6:05 pm | 9:35 pm
CINEMARK CIELO VISTA
Gateway West Blvd/Cielo Vista Mall
Schedule good for Friday Mar 15th
The CallR 95 Mins Digital Cinema 10:40am | 1:40pm | 4:40pm | 7:40pm | 10:40pm Oz the Great and Powerful PG127 Mins10:00am | 1:30pm | 3:15pm | 4:45pm 8:00pm | 10:15pm Digital Cinema 11:30am | 12:00pm | 2:45pm | 6:15pm| 7:00pm | 9:45pm Jack the Giant Slayer PG-13115 Mins11:30am | 2:30pm| 5:30pm | 8:30pm Digital Cinema 10:30am | 1:30pm| 4:30pm | 7:30pm | 10:30pm Dead Man Down R118 Mins Digital Cinema 10:25am | 1:25pm | 4:25pm|7:25pm | 10:25pm EmperorPG-1398 Mins Digital Cinema 10:05am | 1:05pm | 4:05pm | 7:05pm | 10:05pm 21 and OverR93 Mins Digital Cinema 10:35am | 1:35pm | 4:35pm | 7:35pm | 10:35pm The Last Exorcism Part II PG-1389 MinsDigital Cinema 10:00am | 1:00pm | 4:00pm |7:00pm| 10:00pm SnitchPG-13112 Mins Digital Cinema 10:20am | 1:20pm| 4:20pm|7:20pm | 10:20pm Escape From Planet Earth PG89 Mins 11:00am | 5:00pm Digital Cinema 10:10am | 4:10pm | 10:10pm Life of Pi PG125 Mins 2:00pm|8:00pm Digital Cinema 1:10pm | 7:10pm ArgoR120 Mins Digital Cinema 10:15am | 1:15pm | 4:15pm | 7:15pm | 10:15pm
CINEMARK 14 - EL PASO
West side of El Paso at Mesa & I-10
Schedule good for Friday Mar 15th
The Call R95 Mins Digital Cinema 9:15am | 11:45am | 2:15pm 4:50pm|7:30pm| 10:20pm The Incredible Burt WonderstonePG-13 101 MinsDigital Cinema 10:55am | 1:40pm | 4:20pm | 7:10pm | 9:55pm Oz the Great and PowerfulPG127 Mins 9:00am | 12:10pm | 3:30pm|7:00pm| 10:15pm11:10am | 6:20pmDigital Cinema 9:50am | 1:05pm | 2:30pm | 4:25pm | 7:45pm | 9:35pm | 10:55pm Jack the Giant Slayer PG-13115 Mins 9:55am | 1:10pm | 4:10pm | 7:20pm | 10:30pm Digital Cinema 9:05am | 11:55am | 2:50pm | 6:00pm | 9:10pm Identity Thief R111 MinsDigital Cinema 11:15am | 2:05pm | 5:00pm | 7:55pm | 10:45pm Dead Man Down R118 MinsDigital Cinema 10:20am | 1:35pm | 4:40pm | 7:40pm | 10:35pm 21 and Over R93 Mins Digital Cinema 11:35am | 2:10pm | 5:05pm | 8:05pm | 10:40pm The Last Exorcism Part II PG-1389 Mins Digital Cinema 9:45pm Snitch PG-13112 Mins Digital Cinema 9:25am | 12:30pm | 3:45pm | 6:55pm | 10:10pm Escape From Planet Earth PG89 Mins 10:15am | 3:40pm Digital Cinema 1:00pm | 6:30pm A Good Day to Die Hard R98 Mins Digital Cinema 9:30pm Safe HavenPG-13115 MinsDigital Cinema 10:00am | 12:50pm | 3:50pm | 6:45pm Silver Linings PlaybookR122 Mins Digital Cinema 9:10am | 12:05pm | 3:10pm | 6:10pm | 9:15pm
EAST POINTE MOVIES 12
I-10 & Lee Trevino
Schedule good for 3/15 - 3/21
A HAUNTED HOUSE (R) 12:20p | 3:05p | 5:35p | 7:40p | 9:45p BULLET TO THE HEAD (R) 4:30p | 9:55p LES MISERABLES (PG-13) 11:00a | 4:45p LINCOLN (PG-13) 11:40a | 3:30p | 7:00p MAMA(PG-13)12:00p| 2:20p | 4:55p | 7:20p | 9:40p 3D MONSTERS INC. (G) 11:25a | 1:40p | 4:15p | 6:40p | 9:00p PARENTAL GUIDANCE (PG) 11:35a | 2:30p | 5:00p | 7:25p | 9:50p PARKER(R) 11:05a | 1:50p | 4:35p | 7:15p | 10:00p 2D RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG) 12:35p | 5:15p | 9:50p 3D RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG) 2:50p | 7:30p 2D THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) 11:15a | 7:50p 3D THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) 2:45p TWILIGHT SAGA:BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (PG-13) 11:10a | 1:45p | 7:10p 2D WRECK-IT RALPH(PG)11:30a|2:00p|4:25p| 9:30p 3D WRECK-IT RALPH (P) 2:15p | 6:55p | 8:00p ZERO DARK THIRTY (R) 11:50a | 4:00p | 7:35p
Las Palmas i-10 @ Zaragosa
Schedule good for Friday Mar 15th
The Call R95 Mins Digital Cinema 11:00am| 12:15pm 1:35pm | 2:50pm | 4:10pm| 5:25pm | 6:45pm|8:00pm| 9:20pm| 10:35pm Midnight Showtimes (Late Friday Night) 12:01am The Incredible Burt Wonderstone PG-13101 Mins Digital Cinema 11:05am | 1:50pm | 4:35pm | 7:20pm | 10:05pmMidnight Showtimes (Late Friday Night)12:01am Oz the Great and PowerfulPG127 Mins 1:00pm | 4:20pm | 7:35pm | 10:50pm 11:40am | 1:40pm | 2:55pm | 4:55pm | 6:10pm | 8:10pm | 9:25pm | 11:25pm Digital Cinema 11:10am | 12:20pm | 2:25pm | 3:35pm | 5:40pm | 6:50pm 8:55pm | 10:10pm Midnight Showtimes (Late Friday Night) 12:05am Jack the Giant Slayer PG-13115 Mins12:50pm | 3:45pm | 6:40pm | 9:35pmDigital Cinema 11:20am | 2:15pm | 5:10pm | 8:05pm | 11:00pm Identity Thief R111 Mins Digital Cinema 12:30pm | 3:25pm | 6:20pm | 9:15pm Dead Man Down R118 MinsDigital Cinema 1:30pm | 4:30pm|7:30pm | 10:30pm 21 and OverR93 MinsDigital Cinema 12:25p|3:00p| 5:35pm|8:15pm| 10:55pm The Last Exorcism Part II PG-1389 Mins Digital Cinema 11:30am | 2:00pm | 4:40p|7:10p| 9:40pm Midnight Showtimes (Late Friday Night) 12:05am Dark Skies PG-1397 MinsDigital Cinema 11:55am | 2:35pm | 5:15pm | 7:55pm | 10:40pm SnitchPG-13112 MinsDigital Cinema 1:15pm | 4:00pm | 7:00pm | 9:45pm Escape From Planet EarthPG89 Mins 1:45pm | 6:55pm Digital Cinema 11:15am | 4:15pm | 9:30pm A Good Day to Die HardR98 MinsDigital Cinema 12:35pm | 3:20pm | 6:05pm | 8:50pm | 11:35pm Safe HavenPG-13 115 MinsDigital Cinema 11:35am | 2:20pm | 5:05pm | 7:50pm | 10:45pm Warm BodiesPG-13 98 MinsDigital Cinema 11:25am | 2:05pm | 4:45pm | 7:25pm | 10:15pm
PREMIERE MONTWOOD 7
Schedule good for 3/15 - 3/21 A HAUNTED HOUSE (R)4:50 pm | 10:00 pm JACK REACHER (PG-13) 7:00 pm LINCOLN (PG-13) 5:00 pm | 8:45 pm MAMA (PG-13) 4:40 pm | 7:20 pm | 10:00 pm PARENTAL GUIDANCE (PG) 4:45 pm | 7:10 pm | 9:40 pm PARKER (R) 4:25 pm | 7:05 pm | 9:50 pm 2D THE HOBBIT (PG-13) 4:15 pm 3D THE HOBBIT (PG-13) 8:00 pm 2D WRECK IT RALPH (PG) 4:30 pm | 9:45 pm 3D WRECK IT RALPH (PG) 7:15 pm
2200 N. Yarbrough
Out & About
NORTHEAST/ CENTRAL EL PASO
‘Harvey’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the charming comedy about a man and his invisible six-foot rabbit March 15-April 6. Directed by Matt Moeller. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military/students with ID; $5 students under 18). Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
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makes of cars welcome. Proceeds benefit Centro de Trabajadores Agricolas Fronterizos. Spectator admission is free. Vehicle registration information: 474-4133 or email@example.com. welcomed. Information: 5338268. The event is held in conjunction with the 3rd annual Segundo Barrio 5K race/walk benefiting area food pantries. Showtime is 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $9 ($8 UTEP faculty/staff/alumni association members, seniors, military, groups of 10 or more and non-UTEP students; $7 UTEP students and children age 4 to 12). Information: 747-5118 or theatredance.utep.edu. Mixing Greek lament, physical comedy drawn from traditional tanda and carpa Mexican theatre forms, and the poetry of Spanglish, Alfaro reinvents Electra as a young, old-school chola chilling to the power structure ways of her East L.A. neighborhood as she ferociously grieves over the body of her murdered father.
Segundo Barrio 5K —
The 3rd annual 5K race/walk is Saturday, March 16, at Lydia Patterson Institute, 517 S. Florence, as part of the Celebrate Segundo Barrio Fair. The walk is open to the first 500 applicants; suggested donation of nonperishable food items for area food pantries. Information: 533-8286, or celebrateSegundoBarrio.org. The fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day at the race site
EPSYO and EPSO ‘Side-by-Side’ Concert — More than 350 performers from El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras and El Paso Symphony Orchestra combine forces at the 6th annual Side-by-Side performance at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Plaza Theatre, in conjunction with Downtown KidsPalooza. Tickets: $10-$32. Information: 525-8978 or epsyos.org. To see the complete calendar please go to www.spotlightepnews.com
Celebre Segundo Barrio Day — Celebre Segundo
Barrio hosts a health fair and family day 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the Lydia Patterson Institute Gym, 571 Florence, with health fair, food distribution, entertainment and more. Admission is free; but canned goods donations
DOWNTOWN/ WESTSIDE ‘Electricidad’ — The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance presents Luis Alfaro’s adaptation of Sophocles’ tragedy “Electra” set in the gangland world East L.A. March 13-17, in the Fox Fine Arts Studio Theatre. Directed by Rebecca Rivas.
El Paso History Summit — The free public summit
is noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at Scenic View Ballroom, First Presbyterian Church, 1340 Murchison. with screenings of local documentaries, a Town Hall meeting on local history, and an opportunity for El Pasoans to share their history with the community. Hosted by El Paso History Radio Show, Mission Trail Association, El Paso County Historical Commission, and El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Trail Association, CARTA. Information: Jackson Polk, 8338700 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Sara Belger, 244-6487 or email@example.com; Bernie Sargent, 581-7920 or firstname.lastname@example.org or elpasohistorysummit.com.
Socorro Entertainment Center — Speaking
Rock’s indoor concert venue is at 11200 Santos Sanchez (off Socorro Road, 4.5 miles southeast of Loop 375). Mexican divas Gloria Trevi and Ana
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ALICE COOPER AND MARILYN MANSON TEAM UP FOR SUMMER “MASTERS OF MADNESS” 2013 TOUR
In what is obviously a "dream" pairing, or some might say a "nightmare," Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson will be teaming up for the "Masters of Madness" tour June 1 through 28. Following recent pairings of Alice with Rob Zombie and then Rob Zombie with Marilyn, this combination of Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson has been long-awaited by fans of both artists. The first show to be announced is June 4th in Salt Lake City at the Usana Amphitheatre, tickets for the Salt Lake City show at Usana Amphitheatre will go on sale on Friday, March 8th, with advance ticket presales and VIP packages available at www.alicecooper.com. More shows across the US and Canada will be announced soon. Alice Cooper is a true rock icon, having pioneered the use of theatrics and shocking images onstage in concerts from the earliest days of the original band of the same name. Since going solo, he has continued to produce elaborate stage shows providing fans with both shock and rock of the highest caliber. Inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, Alice has toured and recorded continuously, with his most recent album being Welcome 2 My Nightmare through UMe. Recorded with longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin, who produced the original ground breaking, multi-platinum Welcome To My Nightmare album in 1975, spots on both the Heavy Album Chart and the Independent Album Chart. “Born Villain is a return to form,” Says CNN. “A hard-rocking album, brimming with rich imagery, visceral blowback and the glamour-meets-gutter eroticism that his best work evokes.” Rolling Stone has called the album some of his most “visceral and provocative tunes.” Born Villain earned Manson his fourth Grammy nomination at the 2013 Grammys in the category for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for the album’s lead single “No Reflection.” The tumultuous relationship Marilyn Manson has cultivated with the public through his genre-defying music and anti-status quo message of thinking for oneself has resulted in sold-out tours, protests, legal battles, adoration, hate, more than 50 million records sales, award-winning distilled spirits, several Grammy nominations and, most importantly, a long list of some of the most enduring and powerful singles ever, such as “Lunchbox,” “Get Your Gunn” “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” “The Beautiful People,” “Antichrist Superstar,” “Tourniquet,” “The Dope Show,” “I Don’t Like the Drugs (But the Drugs Like Me),” “The Fight Song,” “mOBSCENE,” “HeartShaped Glasses,” “Coma White” and “If I Was Your Vampire.” For more information and tour dates as they are announced, go to www.alicecooper.com and www.marilynmanson.com.
Barbara perform Sunday, March 17. Ages 18 and older welcome. Admission is free. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com
the album picks up right where they left off, with Alice trapped in his own warped mind. Alice's catalog of hits and anthems, including "I'm Eighteen," "No More Mr Nice Guy," School's Out," "Elected," "Poison," and others, are included in his current "Raise The Dead" show, which also features his musical tribute to his fallen friends John Lennon, Keith Moon, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix. Currently, Alice's touring band features the three guitar attack of Orianthi, Tommy Henriksen and Ryan Roxie, backed by bassist Chuck Garric and drummer Glen Sobel. Additionally, "Nights With Alice Cooper," Alice’s nightly radio show, is available in nearly 100 cities in the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK. The show features his favorite classic rock songs along with his insider anecdotes about many of the artists. Marilyn Manson’s most recent full-length album Born Villain, his eighth overall, debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. It also grabbing the #1
Paseo del Norte Churuhiu — The folklorico
dance performances is 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16-17, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $7. Information: 588-5743.
Montwood, Suite. A-2. Concerts are at 6 p.m.; all-ages shows,. Tickets: $12, unless listed otherwise; available online at ticketbully.com. • Chuck! No, Captain Chuck — The French punk band performs Friday, March 15, with Handguns, Statechamps, City Lights, Set Us On High and Gentlemen.
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Cesar Chavez Car Show and Celebration
— Riverside Activist Youth will host the celebration of the late United Farm Workers of America founder is 11 a.m. Saturday,March 16, at Riverside High School, 301 Midway. All
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DJ Spotlight | Fedde Le Grand
Rare breeds like Fedde Le Grand are few and far between, and so when someone like this comes along it’s right that the world sits up and listens. He’s a Dutchman blessed with such talent that keeping up to speed with what he does is a task in itself. It could be said Fedde came out of nowhere, riding off the success of a hit record. Well, to set the record straight; this couldn’t be further from the truth. Le Grand has spent the majority of his earlier youth grafting, spinning records in his Native country and cutting tracks until the inevitable happened. Put your hands up for Detroit was produced in the bedroom, released by one of the biggest labels in dance, and it enabled Fedde to step out into the world of Electronic Dance. His abilities in the studio are endless. Together with his good friend and production partner Funkerman, they’ve churned out some immaculate material that has slotted into an absolute cross section of fellow DJS. The Flamingo Recordings imprint now stands as one of the most forward-thinking and exciting labels in EDM, with top flight acts eagerly hanging on for news of new releases and remix work. Fedde’s production talents
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have been called upon by the great and the good over the past few years. 2008 saw him work with two major music acts, Grammy Award-winning Black Eyed Peas front man Will.i.am, and Madonna – the name says it all. Famed for picking up the hottest talent, Madonna mixed Put your hands up for Detroit with Music for her recent promotional tour, to rapturous response, but the queen of pop didn’t stop there. Next came an invitation for Fedde to remix Give it 2 Me, the second single from the album Hard Candy. Fedde now joins
a select group of producers to work with the Queen of Pop, including Mirwais, William Orbit and Stuart Price aka Jacques Lu Cont. The ultimate seal of approval if ever one were needed and straight from the queen of pop! Add to all the above Fedde’s rammed DJ diary, including a residency at world-famous Pacha Ibiza, countless festivals and headline gigs around the world, and it’s clear that this is man who has conquered his game, plans to stay there for a long time to come.
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Race: Food City 500 Where: Bristol Motor Speedway When: Sunday, 1:00 p.m. (ET) TV: FOX Sports 2012 Winner: Brad Keselowski (right)
Race: Jeff Foxworthy’s Grit Chips 300 Where: Bristol Motor Speedway When: Saturday, 2:00 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN2 2012 Winner: Elliott Sadler
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Matt Kenseth gets the most out of his car on his birthday; claims his first win for Joe Gibbs Racing
Matt Kenseth won Sunday’s Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in much the same fashion as he did the 24 Sprint Cup races he’d won previously — by getting the most out of his car when it counted. He took the lead by making a gas-only trip down pit road and led the final 41 laps, holding off Kasey Kahne, who not only had a faster car, but fresher tires. “Matt did everything right,” Kahne said. “This is not the guy you want to have to race with 10 (laps) to go because he’s going to do everything right. He did a perfect job and we came back second.” But this victory, Kenseth’s third at Las Vegas, was different. For starters, it came on his birthday, something that has happened only to two other drivers in the history of the Cup series. Cale Yarborough won on his birthday, March 27, at North Wilkesboro Speedway, in 1977, and again at Atlanta Motor Speedway on his birthday in 1983, and Kenseth’s teammate Kyle Busch won on his birthday, May 2, at Richmond International Raceway in 2009. Kenseth’s victory also was significant because it was his first since joining Joe Gibbs Racing at the start of the season. All of Kenseth’s previous victories came while he was driving for Roush Fenway Racing. Kenseth said in his winner’s interview that he never doubted he’d be able to win in Gibbs’ No. 20 Toyota. Nevertheless, he was glad to be in Victory Lane after just three races. “I’m not a huge goal person, but my goal was to win and to win early,” he said. “Nobody has put any pressure on me except for myself, but I also know that Coach (Joe Gibbs) hired me to come in there and climb in that car and win races, so you certainly want to do that and you don’t want to disappoint people.” Kenseth went on to say that he doesn’t believe the racing world has seen all they’re going to see of him and his Jason Ratcliff-led team this season. “I feel like this is the beginning,” he said. “I have a lot of confidence, had a lot of confidence after our first meeting and decided to go do this and just had a great feeling about it. “And I still do ... “It’s always great to get a win early in the season, but you certainly don’t want to act like it stops.” He said he was already thinking about what he needs to do at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend. “That’s the great thing about the sport,” he said. “It never stops. You only get to enjoy [winning] for a couple of days.” Ratcliff sounded as if
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Matt Kenseth celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Kobalt Tools 400. he and Kenseth are thinking alike about where they’re headed this year. “We’ve just got a great group here, and we’ve got Matt and we’re going to win a lot of races, I think,” he said. “I knew that we would get to Victory Lane at some point, and to do it this early in the season is great, and I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.” Team owner Joe Gibbs had been to Victory Lane in the Sprint Cup Series 100 times..Continues on page 19
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NASCAR comes down strongly on driver ‘free speech’
NASCAR’s $25,000 fine imposed on Denny Hamlin for his mild criticism of the Generation 6 race car and the kind of racing it produced at Phoenix International Raceway, coupled with Hamlin’s insistence that he won’t pay the fine, has brought into question NASCAR’s recent crackdown on free speech by race drivers. In recent years, NASCAR has been fining drivers, some in secret and some openly, when they said something NASCAR officials deemed critical of the sport. Many of those drivers have become less willing to express their true feelings. Driver-turned-TV-analyst Dale Jarrett said last week that in light of Hamlin’s penalty, anything any driver says about the racing with the Gen-6 car is going to be looked upon with suspicion. “Now, when a driver says this car is great, the fans are going to think that all is contrived,” Jarrett said. NASCAR’s current method of dealing with outspokenness on the part of its race drivers is far different than it once was. Some of the sport’s all-time great drivers also were
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Denny Hamlin leads the field during the Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. some of the most vocal. Many Some strong words fans remember hearing drivers were said at a race at Atlanta in like Dale Earnhardt, Bobby Al1966 after NASCAR officials lison and Darrell Waltrip makbasically threw out the rule ing comments much stronger book in an attempt to drum up than Hamlin’s at Phoenix, but interest in the sport. not being punished. After seeing some of Even in the days the aerodynamic trickery on the when NASCAR founder Bill “Yellow Banana” Ford that France Sr. was known for rulJunior Johnson got by the ing the sport with an iron first, NASCAR inspectors as well as drivers and car owners could Smokey Yunick’s handiwork on offer criticism without being his Chevrolet, Cotton Owens fined. put some similar, questionable In Greg Fielden’s devices on his Dodge, driven “Forty Years of Stock Car Racby David Pearson, who at that ing,” the top drivers and car time was leading the points owners of the day often had standings. strong words about the dangers Owens was nabbed of racing in the mid-1960s, by inspectors and withdrew his boycotts by various manufaccar in protest, saying: “This turers and about NASCAR’s was the only way we could be rules enforcement. competitive..CONT/P/19
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Infiniti adds volume to SUV lineup with new JX35
By Christopher A. Randazzo
The SUV lineup for Infiniti is pretty broad – with the entry level EX35, the sporty FX series and the over-the-top QX56. So you may be scratching your head when you hear that the luxurious Japanese automaker is adding yet another SUV to the stable. But the 2013 Infiniti JX35 is a new endeavor altogether as it allows Infiniti to take direct aim at Acura, BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz. The JX35 is a three-row crossover SUV based on Nissan’s front-drive D platform (Altima, Maxima, Murano). The carlike underpinnings contribute to give the JX a plush, smooth ride. And with seating for seven, the JX35 caters nicely to active families and soccer-moms alike. So it’s no wonder that the JX has a more feminine appearance when compared to the the Infiniti’s flagship sedan, the M. The JX35 uses the same indash 8-inch display and dashboard controls, including the command dial in the center of the dash. It allows control of the navigation and audio functions as well as the rear and side-view cameras that give the occupants a complete 360-degree view around the vehicle. The parking camera can be had in selecting the optional Premium Package, but the JX35 comes well-appointed with standard features like leather interior, power and heated front seats, power tilt/telescopic steering wheel, tri-zone climate control and the central display screen with rearview camera. Options in the Premium Package besides the parking camera include a 13-speaker Bose audio system and a navigation system. A dual-screen entertainment system is included the Theater Package while those into the latest gadgets will appreciate the Driver Assistance package that includes adaptive cruise control, forward and rear collision warning systems, blind spot warning systems, heated steering wheel and a remote starter. Tons of options are offered for the JX35, but unfortunately the only powertrain the buyer can choose is between the standard front-wheel drive and the optional all-wheel drive system. Every JX is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine that hums to the tune of 265 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque. A CVT automatic transmission is the only gearbox available. While the Infiniti EX and FX SUVs drive more like sports cars than family transporters, the Infiniti JX does not. The six cylinders offer adequate power – but nothing more. And the CVT transmission – a first in the Infiniti lineup, tries to mimic a six-speed automatic with shift points, but comes up a little short. And throw the JX into a corner and the front end will react in an unpleasant way. But all that is ok because the JX is really about being family friendly. As a seven-seater, it does quite well – perfect for hauling the kids off to the game with room for their gear. And mom and dad will enjoy the plush interior and the amenities offered. If there is ever an Infiniti made for the entire family, the JX35 is probably it.
likes of the QX56 and the FX37/FX50 models, although hints of the two can be found in the attractively-styled JX35. Lots of chrome and a doublewave hood lend a hand in iden-
tifying the origins of the JX while standard 18-inch wheels give it some bling. 20-inch wheels are optional. Cabin comfort is this Infiniti’s
greatest asset. Interior room is generous and it’s all wrapped in a rich combination of leather, wood and metal accents. The front seats are quite comfortable as one would expect, but the second and third rows are equally cozy. The second row tilts and slides about 5.5 inches – allowing passengers to enter and exit the third row with ease. And the third-row doesn’t treat its occupants like they have been punished – there is enough headroom for 6-foot passengers. Both the second and third row seats have the ability to recline. Back up front, much of the dashboard is borrowed from
1. Jimmie Johnson, 129 2. Brad Keselowski, 124 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 119
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2013 Infiniti JX35 FWD
Base Price: $40,450.00 Price as Tested: $54,070.00 Layout: front-engine / front-wheel drive Engine: 3.5 liter V6 Transmission: CVT automatic Horsepower: 265 hp Torque: 248 ft-lbs EPA Fuel Economy: 18 city / 24 highway mpg (21 combined) [Visit me at www.carsbycar.blogspot.com or email me at email@example.com]
4. Denny Hamlin, 102 5. Carl Edwards, 98 6. Mark Martin, 95 7. Matt Kenseth, 93 8. Greg Biffle, 93 9. Clint Bowyer, 89 10. Aric Almirola, 88
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Hornish Jr. wins Sam’s Town 300
Sam Hornish Jr., the one-time IndyCar star now racing in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series, dominated Saturday’s Sam’s Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway and picked up a trophy that already had his name on it. It was his second career Nationwide win, and it put him in sole possession of the series points lead. Hornish and his crew chief, Sprint Cup veteran Greg Erwin, are racing in the second-tier series but hoping to one day rejoin the elite Sprint Cup circuit. “It is great for us to all be hungry the way we are, and we feel like we have a lot of good opportunities here at Penske Racing,” Hornish said. “[Team owner] Roger [Penske] has said many times he wants a third Cup team again, and we want to make sure we do things the right way.” Hornish led four times for a race-high 114 laps, but had to hold off Kyle Busch on a late-race restart to secure the win. Busch said his No. 54 Toyota was no match for Hornish’s No. 12 Ford. “There at the end it felt like we were getting beat everywhere — all the way around the race track — a solid tenth-and-a-half or two
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Sam Hornish Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Sam’s Town 300. [seconds per lap],” he said. “You hate to see that, especially with so many mile-and-a-half race tracks we go to this year.”
Continued from page 16... before Sunday, but it also was a new experience for him, especially after his drivers had engine problems the past two weeks, and one of them, Denny Hamlin, ran afoul of NASCAR for his post-race comments at Phoenix. “In tough times, everybody kind of bands together around our place, and we start fighting and we worked our way out of some tough things,” he said. And he said he was proud of his newest driver and the contributions he’s making to the entire organization. “Obviously, Matt has just been special,” Gibbs said. “I think Denny (Hamlin) and Kyle (Busch) both really respect him. I think that’s helped a lot. I think he kind of likes working with them, so we’ve got three guys that really, I think, can get after it and drive a race car.”
Continues from page 17 .... with these other two ‘Funny Cars.’ You have to fight fire with fire. This may cause me and David to lose the championship, but somebody has to stand up for what it right.” France later acknowledged that mistakes were made by the sanctioning body. “I admit the rules were bent at Atlanta,” he said, promising to “stick to the rule book” in the future. Pearson and Owens sat out the Atlanta race, and seven others of the 49 on the schedule, but still won the championship. Despite admitting mistakes, France retained a firm grip on the leadership of the sport. The manufacturers all eventually returned in force. And many of the most outspoken critics of NASCAR at that time wound up among the first four classes of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
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