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Meet and greet with Dr. Miguel Moreno planned for April 18th – 9:00am – 3:00pm
EL PASO, Texas April 11, 2013 — The Muscular Dystrophy association and Southwest Neuroscience, located at 11150 La Quinta Place, are teaming up to provide comprehensive care to the over 350 individuals served by MDA in the Rio Grande Chapter. The Open House, held on April 18th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. will include a meet and greet with Dr. Miguel Moreno as well as a media kick-off in the morning at 8:30am – 9:00am. MDA sponsors, partners, and families are encouraged to attend and meet the clinic director and staff. Families in the west Texas and southern New Mexico area served by MDA will benefit from Dr. Moreno’s experience and dedicated care approach. In addition to initial diagnosis and the medical management of the 43 diseases covered by MDA, including ALS or Lou Gehrig ’s disease, patients can also receive referrals to occupational and respiratory therapy, selected diagnostic tests, genetic counseling and more. “This is a great benefit for the MDA families living in El Paso and the surrounding areas," said MDA Executive Director, Kathleen Born. "Our families can rest easy knowing that there is a doctor who specializes in neurology and who will have their best interest at heart. We are excited about our partnership with Dr. Moreno and we welcome him and his team to our MDA family." This is the first year MDA has partnered with Dr. Moreno and Southwest Neuroscience. “Southwest Neuroscience is honored and very excited to be designated as an MDA Center,” said Dr. Miguel Moreno, the center’s clinic director. “Excellence in clinical care and development of treatment strategies through the support of MDA is vital for better quality of care and better quality of life for those who are affected with a chronic neuromuscular disease. We are committed, with everyone’s help, to strive to service individuals with the outmost courtesy and understanding care.”

Chemist to Develop More Rapid, Low-Cost Diagnosis for Meningitis
Xiujun (James) Li, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at The University of Texas at El Paso, has been awarded a grant of $419,000 from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to study and develop a more rapid, low-cost and highly sensitive diagnosis of meningitis. “We will develop paper-based biochips for low-cost and rapid multiplexed meningitis diagnosis,” said Li, who is also an assistant professor of Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC) and materials science and engineering. “It is expected to be as simple as pregnancy test strips.” Meningitis is a severe bacterial and viral infection of the brain and can become fatal in as early as 24 hours after symptoms are noticed. Current approaches for meningitis diagnosis are either time consuming, or need specialized equipment in laboratories. In addition, many cases of meningitis happen in high-poverty areas, such as rural areas and developing nations – making a low-cost and fast diagnostic method crucial. Li plans to use a small paper-based ‘labon-a-chip’ – a device that integrates multiple laboratory functions onto a tiny microchip – as the new diagnosis method. “The use of a paper-based micro-system will enable more low-cost, point-of-care testing with potential impacts on affordable diagnostics for developing nations," he said. Doctoral student Maowei Dou and undergraduate researcher Alejandra Valadez will assist on the project. A technician will also be hired for the project. Li received a doctoral degree in bioanalytical chemistry from Simon Fraser University. He completed postdoctoral work at Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley. In 2011, he received a $250,000 UT System Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STARS) award to help fund the purchase of state-of-the-art research equipment and needed laboratory renovations at UTEP.

About MDA
MDA is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education. For more information, visit and follow MDA on Facebook ( and Twitter (@MDAnews).

About Southwest Neuroscience and Dr. Moreno
Southwest Neuroscience, also known as El Paso Child Neurology, was founded in 2009 by Dr. Miguel Moreno, M.D. Dr. Moreno is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Texas Tech Health Science Center and, working as a child neurologist, sees patients in his clinic and surrounding hospitals. Dr. Moreno received his undergraduate degree from San Jose State University, his medical degree from Howard University, and trained in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital in Austin, and trained in Pediatric Neurology at the University of California at Irvine. Before relocating to El Paso in 2009, he was employed with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in San Jose, California, serving as an attending physician in Pediatric Neurology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a member of the Child Neurology Society as well as the Texas Neurological Society.

Aquatics Job Fair on May 18, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at O’Rourke Recreation Center
El Paso, Texas – The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host an Aquatics Job Fair from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the O’Rourke Recreation Center, 901 N. Virginia St. The fair will guide potential aquatics staff through the process of getting hired to work for the City of El Paso. Information and registration for lifeguarding classes and swimming skills pre-test will be available along with computers for applying with the City.

Information (915) 544-3556


May 11 Elections promise wild excitement
By Joe Olvera ©, 2013

If you didn’t register
to vote in the May 11 elections by Thursday, April 11, 2013, it’s too late now. That was the deadline for registering to participate in elections which promise to become highly interesting and, perhaps, a bit controversial. The controversy, of course, will occur in the Mayoral race, that features no incumbent this time around. Mayor John Cook will not be eligible to run for another term, so all the candidates are relatively new. Except for perennial candidates Jaime Perez and Jorge Artalejo, who really bring nothing new to the table, except for failed attempts at being elected. Perez, especially, offers very little to the voter, even though he has run for mayor, both in 1983 and in 1985. He also ran for El Paso County Judge in the election that saw Veronica Escobar gain that coveted seat. Perez is an also ran who makes one wonder why he would run in the first place. But, of course, that’s the gist of our election process; that anyone who wants to, can run for any office he or she desires. It doesn’t mean they will win, but, at the very least they can say they ran for this office or for that office. This, plus the fact, that campaigns are hard to judge and one never knows when a dark horse enters the race and wins in the end. Another candidate who doesn’t seem too serious about winning election is Artalejo – a substitute teacher who refuses to dress in the traditional suit and tie, but, instead, attends forums and events wearing sweat shirts and inordinately uncombed hair. Then, there are those candidates who are truly seri-

ous about winning the election and they include mama’s boy, Oscar Leeser, an early favorite, who owns Hyundai of El Paso and has the money to throw a monkey wrench into the political plans of City Rep. Steve Ortega. Ortega was able to raise substantial amounts of money at the outset of his campaign, but, Leeser, who lent his campaign $50,000, rapidly caught up to Ortega’s fund-raising with more than $80,000 in the bank. Ortega, however, said that he’s not worried because Leeser may be able to raise more money, but, he has the most donors, and that translates to votes. Well, it remains to be seen, but Ortega’s dream that

his run for Mayor would be a cakewalk with very little opposition is turning rather into a nightmare of sorts now that seven people are running for the post – two of them are hardly qualified, but the other five bring experience, business sense, and other elements to the fray. Besides Leeser, other candidates include Robert D. Cormell, a small-business owner; Gus Haddad, who’s headed several city boards and commissions; Hector Lopez, a man with deep community roots and involvement, and retired Dept. of Defense employee, Dean Martinez. Another element which promises to bring a little more than average excitement to the May 11 elections is the fact that voters will be choosing a new slate of trustees to

run the El Paso Independent School District because so many of them were fired or they resigned after being accused of corruption, of transferring students other grade levels so they wouldn’t have to take the state-required exams, of removing them from the classroom for various reasons and for padding test scores so that administrators could earn high marks and bonuses. Disgraced former Superintendent Lorenzo Garcia was indicted for fraud and for awarding $450,000 in taxpayer dollars to one of his girlfriends. Other officers were aghast at the huge oversight which had escaped them, when they weren’t looking someone else’s hand was on the till. After the cheating

scandal was uncovered, Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams appointed a Board of Managers to oversee the district, a move that caused the trustees to reject his efforts and to contest his authority to do so. Board President Isela Castañon Williams has said that Garcia blind-sided the entire board, therefore they shouldn’t be replaced, nor should they act as if they had done something wrong. But, whatever. Voters will decide on May 11 whether an entirely new board will take the district’s helm. One official who has expressed an interest in running, but hasn’t made a decision is City Rep. Susan Byrd, who represents District 3 on Council. If she does decide to run, she will go up against incumbent Alfredo Borrego,

who has proclaimed his innocence and non-involvement in the cheating scandal. For voters, May 11 will bring much to consider in not only who will replace John Cook as Mayor, and who can be trusted to turn the corruption and scandals of the EPISD around. Voters must be doubly careful to not award seats to people who would turn against the children who attend our schools. Coach Cordova, Sal Mena, Mickey Duntley, and Linda Chavez have learned the hard way that it doesn’t pay to fool people. As the saying goes: “You can fool some of the people all of the time, fool all of the people some of the time, but, you can’t fool all the people all of the time.”


The El Paso Boxing/Martial Arts 2013 Awards Banquet Looks to be a Glorious Event
The Executive Director of the Hall of Fames, Thomas W. McKay, has set up the 20th Anniversary of the organization’s big bash for April 27th, 2013 at Region XIX at 6611 Boeing 69:00 P.M. What with a double fistful of talented and champion inductee’s and a couple more of guests and performance award winners, McKay expects a magnificent and glorious evening. The first order of business for 2013 was to select a King and Queen of the banquet from the Candlelighters of El Paso. Most of us know that the Candlighters is an organization that works diligently with children with cancer. Our main contact is Manager Mary Vasquez and on Valentine’s Day her organization, family and friends of children with cancer, voted Fernanda Garcia as Queen and Anthony Seijas as King. They will be duly honored at our banquet. give you the most superb galvanizer and world champion creator in El Paso’s history, the one and only, Hilary Sandoval. Sandoval promoted dozens of championship fights in El Paso, Texas, Phoenix, Arizona, Houston, Texas and Midland, Texas. He and his deceased brother, Tony, were the driving force that gave El Paso their first world championship in any sport when Cliff ’Magic’ Thomas took out undefeated Gordon Franks by 3rd round TKO for the PKA Lightweight Championship of the World. Overall, Hilary Sandoval and his promotional creation, ‘Battlestar Karatica’ would work with 21 world champions.” fighter in history to win world championships in boxing and karate, the amazing Troy Dorsey. The Board of Director’s of the Hall’s give a hardy salute to Hilary Sandoval for bestowing this glorious gift to El Paso for the banquet. Hall of fame directors are quite excited by inducting another brilliant and long-time martial artist, Sammy Vasquez. For some thirty years Sammy has been a practitioner in Karate and Ninjutsu. He is a 9th degree black belt under the UMAHoF College of Martial Arts in Houston, Texas and earned his Ph.D in Martial Arts Psychology. Notably as well, in 1992, he was awarded his Senseiship in Shinjimasu BushikanTaikido Taijutsu Ninjutsu. He has often judged national and international tournaments, served as a radio host and appeared in numerous television programs. For his dynamic leadership and innovative curriculum Sammy was inducted into the Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame for various disciplines, in 2002, again in 2005 and in 2008 he was voted ‘Grandmaster of the Year’ and ‘Distinguished Man of the Year.’ How privileged we members of the hall of fame are to induct Sammy. He is to the martial arts what oxygen is to living organisms. The Directors were extremely impressed by an imposing tall and skilled martial artist, Grand Master Clarence Beckmon. For over four decades he has been one of the Southwest’s premier martial artists. Beckmon was awarded his 10th Degree Dan Black Belt on June 30th, 2011, an award that automatically qualifies a martial artist the title of Grand Master. In brief for now, Grand Master Beckmon has studied various martial arts discipline including Shotokan, American Boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Goju Ryu, and Shaolin Goju Karate Do. He also holds the prestigious appointment of June 3oth, 2011 to the position of Council Member of the United Federation of International Grandmasters. A martial artist for decades and a ferocious kickboxer, Darryl Watts, was the director’s choice for being inducted in the martial arts under the category of ‘Living Legend Award.’ Watts began his journey in 1966 when he commenced his training with then El Paso Police Chief, Greg Allen. Darryl considers Allen to be the biggest influence in his career because Allen encouraged him to start and work hard within the discipline. Bullying was a second influence as he never wanted anyone to target or hurt him. Darryl earned his 4th Degree Black Belt in Buotokan Tae Kwon Do Chung Do Kwan of El Paso, Texas from Master Lynn L. Nichols in 1985 and was promoted to Head Director in the following years. tion of Jujitsu of the United States of America. A superstar boxing sports reporter from El Paso but now living in Chicago, Illinois, Matthew Aguilar, is our media inductee. For many years, the El Paso Times incomparable, talented Sportswriter, Bill Knight, would call on boxing coach, Tom McKay, as boxing historian. Not anymore, for the past few years it is Matt Aguilar who is truly a student of the game and the best historian to date, bar none. His boxing columns are the jewels and pearls of the violent but celebrated sport. An amazing sportswriter and boxing historian, Matthew Aguilar, a UTEP graduate now living in Chicago, Illinois, will be in El Paso, Texas on April 27th, 2013 for his induction. Matthew still covers boxing for The El Paso Times. He gained much of his trade’s insights from his mentor, Bill Knight. Matthew became such an astute writer and extraordinary fan of boxing that he has been courted by major publications to cover major championship bouts. He has written superb articles for Ring Magazine and KO Magazine and did an internship in 1996 at USA Today. What a privilege everyone will have when New Mexico’s Jerry Martinez strides proudly up to the podium to receive his boxing hall of fame award. Jerry took up boxing at the age of six and along the way won three New Mexico State Golden Gloves Championships and earned a silver medal in Chicago, Illinois at the 1970 National championships. Jerry fought on the border as an amateur and as a professional. He had over ninety amateur bouts and was a fierce professional boxer, knocking out most of his opponents in some twenty plus bouts.Continues on page 13

Hilary Sandoval
Inductee Sandoval was most influential in bringing superstar martial artist, movie producer, former Mutant Ninja turtle, singer, entrepreneur, movie star and undefeated full contact fighter, Ernie Reyes Jr. into El Paso as a guest speaker for the El Paso Martial Arts Hall of Fame. The great one just finished work on the movie Avatar. Not only that, other guest super stars coming to El Paso for Hilary’s induction are World Forms Champion George Chung, Three-time World Kickboxing Champion Ishmael Robles and the only

Clarence Beckmon
For the first time in hall history the directors selected a duo team of man and wife for induction. The recipients are Dave and Carol Cobb. A long, long time ago, in 1988, this man and wife team earned their first Tae Kwon Do Black Belts. Over the next twenty five years Carol Cobb diligently prepared and sacrificed to earn a 5th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Meanwhile, her husband Dave was successful in gaining his 7th Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. What a fascinating story that once again proves the old adage, “That truth is stranger than fiction.”

Darryl Watts
Another high degreed martial artist for decades, Ernest Hewitt, took up Judo as a United States Marine while stationed in Japan in 1959. Back in the United States after his military stint, Ernest pursued judo religiously until he was a top 6th Degree Black Belt and eventually promoted to Senior Judo Rank Examiner. In 2010 he was promoted to the prestigious rank of National Judo Coach with USA Judo. His dedication to the martial arts gained him another prized promotion in 2010, that of a 6th Degree Black Belt, Instructor Rank Level, by the American Federa-

Queen Fernanda and King Anthony
“Glory is a trademark of our inductee’s Mckay states.” “In the Administration-Management Category of Martial Arts we

Sammy Vasquez


“El Paso’s Earth Day
FREE FAMILY EVENT! The Downtown Artist
Market has teamed up with the City of El Paso’s Environmental Services Department to hold “El Paso’s Earth Day Celebration!” This event promotes recycling, waste reduction, education of environmental issues and encourages the public to integrate sustainable practices into their everyday lives. The family-friendly event will feature educational booths focusing on going green, preserving the environment and public health.

El Paso Downtown Artist Market hosts

Join us April 20, 2013 for a day of FREE activities and entertainment including:

• Live Music on two separate stages • Unveiling of an Earth Day Mural on a roll-off garbage dumpster created by local high school artists from Americas High School • Interactive Information and Activity Booths from Environmental Services and other City Departments for kids promoting “green” learning activities • A jumping balloon • Spin Art cycling Activity • Centro Capullo Bike Clinic • El Paso Permaculture Group will have a permaculture demonstration booth • Hands-on art activities for kids
Shop Local, Handmade! 25 Artist Market and Food Vendors will be on-site! Food Vendors include: Sushi Wagon, Papa Burgers, Robert’s Churros, TLC Kettle Corn, Sweet Addiction Cupcakes and El Toro Bronco. The Downtown Artist Market is located in Union Plaza (Near Anthony St) close to Union Depot. Parking available on-street and in parking garages close to Union Depot.


By Sandy Pappas April 15 is Tax Day. As we race to get our taxes filed, let’s consider what we actually get for our tax dollars. In Minnesota, we are putting together our state budget for 2014 which we intend to reflect our values as a state While every state faces its own budget challenges, we share a Sandy Pappas common challenge: crafting state budgets as our nation struggles with economic challenges and federal budgeting uncertainties. The roller coaster ride of fiscal cliffs, indiscriminate automatic cuts, debt ceilings, and other Washington shenanigans has been distinctly unhelpful. In Minnesota, we cut back on crucial investments in education and infrastructure as tax revenues plummeted during the recession. Now with a slow recovery, we need to re-invest in our priorities around safety, security and productivity. Looming uncertainty makes it more difficult to commit to those investments. Here are a few suggestions for how Congress can reshape the federal budget to help the states continue to pull through the recession and emerge stronger and more economically competitive than ever. First, Congress must find a way to bring more certainty back to the budget process. No more phony “fiscal cliffs” that get solved at the last moment. No more threats of government shutdowns. Second, Congress needs to learn to make strategic budget priorities just as we have to do in our states. Each year over half of the discretionary spending Congress appropriates goes to Pentagon and war spending. Meanwhile the Pentagon is the only governmental agency that cannot pass an audit to show how it uses our tax dollars. Congress cannot continue to exempt the Pentagon budget from scrutiny while making deep cuts to other programs. About one-third of non-defense discretionary spending (the spending Congress votes on every year) goes to the states, so overspending at the Pentagon inevitably squeezes funding for programs on which our states rely. Third, Congress continues to fund out-of-date weapons systems that we may never need or use. The F-35 is a perfect example. It is over budget, behind schedule, and plagued with technical problems. The future of America’s security will not be determined by aerial combat between fleets of opposing aircraft, but by things like cyber security, counterterrorism and investing in economic competitiveness. Fourth, we are scheduled to spend billions of dollars over the next ten years for nuclear weapons that were designed to fight the wars of the last century. For the cost of just one new nuclear submarine, ... Continues on page 9


By: “Doppler” Dave Speelman

Another April Wind Event
We had yet another windy day last week. This was another storm (April 8 & 9) that we issued a First Alert. In fact, this was our tenth First Alert for the year so far. Again, First Alerts are issued by KVIA-TV when we forecast a big change in our weather. As with most wind events this time of year, blowing dust was again distributed around town both Tuesday and Wednesday. Colder air behind a cold front settled some of the dust Wednesday afternoon along with bringing us below normal temps in the upper 60s. Below are some of the observed peak wind gusts throughout southern New Mexico and far West Texas.

Some of the below data courtesy of the El Paso National Weather Service
52 MPH Gust 70 MPH Gust 51 MPH Gust 58 MPH Gust SAN AUGUSTIN PASS: 73 MPH Gust Luna County Sierra County Dona Ana County Luna County

Weather Trivia:
What has been our peak wind gust so far this year in El Paso?

Dona Ana County

1 Mile South SUNSPOT: 54 MPH Gust Otero County Deming: 61 MPH Gust Luna County

1 Mile South of FORT BLISS: 59 MPH Gust El Paso Airport: 56 MPH Gust

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Mostly Sunny
High: 69º Low: 43º

Mostly Sunny
High: 72º Low: 47º

Mostly Sunny
High: 85º Low: 54º

Mostly Sunny Windy
High:82º Low: 56º

Mostly Sunny Windy
High: 79º Low: 59º

Answer: B – 61 mph Sunday, February 24.

“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


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Mostly Sunny
High: 87º Low: 49º

Partly Sunny Breezy
High: 75º Low: 48º


Mission Trail Art Market
Sunday, April 21, 2013
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Entertainment continues after 6 p.m.) Main Street, San Elizario
Discover the Mission Trail Art Market, The Mission Valley's premier art and craft sale. Professional artisans from across the region present an amazing selection of quality art and craft. Choose from delicate pottery, vibrant jewelry, timeless home accents, and seasonal decorations. Painting, sculpture and photography for the connoisseur. Sweet and savory treats for the gourmet. The Mission Trail Art Market will open the fifth season on Sunday. The Market is held on the third Sunday of every month through November. The hours are from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Enjoy the Food concessions and Entertainment. The event is Pet Friendly. All amongst the Art Galleries, in the Historic San Elizario Art District. There is plenty of parking. Free admission. See it, believe it! Be there. Sunday will also feature the unveiling of the third sculpture of the San Elizario Historic District Sculpture Series. The sculpture, “Oñate” (El Encuentro), based on the arrival of Don Juan de Oñate in 1598 will be unveiled at 4:00 p.m. at the Peña Sculpture Garden. The sculpture is the third in the series which also includes: “Billy The Kid” and “The Ox”. The Pistoleros De San Elizario, reenactment troupe, will perform two shows of the “Billy The Kid Breakout” at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in front of the Old County Jail. The troupe performs every month at the Art Market. The Show is Free to the public. The El Bandido Cantina and Restaurant will feature live music with the Milagro Band starting at 1 p.m. and a special performance by Christina Gurrola of ‘Tengo Talento’ fame at 2 p.m. The group Beg, Borrow and Steal will follow at 6 p.m.

22nd Annual First Thanksgiving History Conference & Commemoration
Free Conference • Saturday, April 27, 2013 • San Elizario, Texas
The 22nd Annual First Thanksgiving History Conference, hosted by the San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society, will present the “Celebration of Cultures’ conference at the L.G. Alarcon Elementary School Auditorium on Saturday, April 27 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. (Located at 2501 Socorro Road, San Elizario Historic District) The free conference will include historical presentations by Dr. George Torok and Jena Camp based on the cultural influence on the Paso Del Norte area by the Oñate expedition, including the musical influence with a presentation by ‘CeibaMusica con Raiz Y Historia’ followed by a book signing and Q&A with the audience. The program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Conference will be followed by a VIP Reception at the Los Portales Museum at 4:30 p.m. (Tickets: 851-1682) The Pistoleros de San Elizario will perform a Wild West Shootout Show at 4:30 in front of the museum. The fund raising reception will feature entertainment by Ceiba ‘Musica con Raiz y Historia’. The reception will end with the presentation of the First Thanksgiving Reenactment in front of the San Elizario Chapel, presented by the EPMTA. The commemoration, presented by EPMTA, continues through Sunday with Live Entertainment, history booths, arts and crafts kiddie rides and more at the Veterans Memorial Plaza. L.G. Alarcon Elementary, 2501 Socorro Rd, San Elizario Historic District Los Portales Museum, 1521 San Elizario Rd, San Elizario Historic District Contact: Al Borrego 851-1682 / 851-0093

El Paso, TX – Sierra Providence Health Network is offering free seminars on various topics including: surgical weight loss, baby care, pediatrician Q&A, and infant CPR classes and sleep disorders. To register, please call 577-SPHN (7746). Place: Total Care Imaging Center, 601 Sunland •Pediatrician Question and AnPark Dr.

The ‘Danza San Elceario’ matachine dance group will perform at 5 p.m. next to the Main Street Mercantile and Bryan Serrano will perform a ‘Fire Spinning Show’ at 7 p.m. Contact: Al Borrego # 915-851-0093 #

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Older El Pasoan Hall of Fame Ceremony ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS
WHO: Department of Community and Human Development Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) WHAT: ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS Older El Pasoan Hall of Fame Ceremony – WHEN: Accepting Nominations from: April 16, 2013 – May 8, 2013 WHERE: Applications are available at: Community Development / RSVP Offices located at 701 Montana WHY: The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program has been serving the volunteer senior community of El Paso for over 38 years. RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers as it matches the personal interests and skills of older Americans with opportunities to serve their communities. The program provides service opportunities for those who want to make a difference in their communities while maintaining the flexibility to decide who and how frequently they serve. Close to 1,300 RSVP volunteers serve in 100 non-profit organizations and agencies in the City and County of El Paso. To date local RSVP volunteers have given close to 7 million hours in service to our community.

Continued from page 6 ...we could provide body armor and bomb-resistant Humvees to all our troops overseas, house and treat every homeless U.S. veteran, and still have $2.2 billion left over to pay down our debt. Congress should focus on protecting the nation from 21st century threats and rebuilding our nation’s economy, not paying for pork barrel nuclear weapons projects. Finally, many Pentagon contractors have successfully lobbied for generous tax breaks. We all use our nation’s roads, count on schools to educate our future workforce, and rely on public safety workers like firefighters, so why should Pentagon contractors get a break on their taxes? Citizens for Tax Justice found that aerospace and defense firms paid an effective tax rate of 17 percent from 2008 to 2010, lower than the average of 18.5 percent paid by all industries. It’s especially galling when these same contractors are seeing big profits and executive pay on par with Wall Street executives. We all do our part by paying our taxes every April. As Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes remarked, “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” Now we need Congress to do its part by putting together a civilized budget for our society that invests our tax dollars wisely and reflects our values as a nation. We cannot afford to keep spending on out-of-date, unnecessary Pentagon programs. We must reshape the Pentagon budget to respond to 21st century threats, we must repair our economy, and we must start investing in the future. Let’s send this message to our representatives in Congress! ---------Sandy Pappas is the President of the Minnesota Senate and vice president of the Women Legislators’ Lobby, a program of Women’s Action for New Directions. ---------American Forum. 4/13



4-15-13 (Austin) The Senate Monday approved a bill aimed at cutting down Medicaid fraud in Texas. An Office of Inspector General investigation found $6 billion in fraud and waste within Medicaid from 2004 to 2011. Bill author Senator Jane Nelson of Flower Mound told colleagues her bill will make it harder to bilk the system. "This bill will make it tougher for fraudulent providers to take advantage of the system," she said, "while easing the process for the majority of providers that are operating honestly and in accordance with the law." Her bill, SB 8, would establish a unit at the Health and Human Services Commission tasked with identifying possible Medicaid fraud or abuse, and would give the state Inspector General the authority to investigate those claims. The bill would strengthen statues that forbid the solicitation of Medicaid patients by providers, and would exclude from the state Medicaid program any provider found guilty of fraud in another state. The bill now heads to the House for approval. In other floor action Monday, the Senate passed a bill that would create a training program for school personnel in dealing with dangerous situations on campus. SB 1857, by Wichita Falls Senator Craig Estes, would create a special school training program so that concealed handgun license trainers can teach school employees defensive techniques. The training is voluntary and would be run through the current system of CHL trainers in Texas. Estes said that the demand for these programs is growing. "Just the weekend before last, seven hundred teachers and administrators attended a free all-day session on gun laws and safety in the Dallas-Fort Worth area," said Estes. "It doesn't cost the state anything and it does not obligate the school districts to do anything." The Senate will reconvene Tuesday, April 16 at 11 a.m.

4/10/13 (Austin) Certain applicants for state welfare benefits would have to pass a drug test to receive money under a bill approved by the Senate Wednesday. Bill author Senator Jane Nelson of Flower Mound told her colleagues that it's important to help people who need it, but the state cannot give people money to buy illegal drugs. "We have a responsibility that our policies discourage drug abuse, not enable it," she said. SB 11 would require all applicants to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program to take a drug screening panel. This would be a questionnaire or some other metric used to identify individuals who are likely to be using illegal drugs. Those who are identified by this screening, along with those who have failed a prior drug test or have a felony drug conviction, would have to take a drug test before they could receive benefits. The first time a person fails a drug test, he or she would lose benefits for six months. The second failure means the person is out of the program for a year, but he or she could reapply after six months if they complete or are enrolled in a drug treatment program. If a person fails a third drug test, they are out of the program permanently.Continues on page 12


Price’s Creameries 2nd Annual May Day CPR Event
El Paso, TX – Sierra Medical Center proudly announces that it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular B (SCPC), an international not-forPatient Care profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that !bring together ! ! ! ! ! ! quality, cost and patient satisfac( ! ! ! tion. ( expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. Hospitals who !receive this accreditation ! ! ! !the impor! emphasize tance ! of standardized ! !diagnostic!and treatment ! ! programs ! ! that ! provide ! !more!efficient and effec- ! tive evaluation as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and ! heart ! ! ! ! They also ! serve ! as other attack symptoms. a point of ! entry ! into the healthcare ! system ! to ! evaluate and treat ! ! ! other medical ! problems, ! ! and they help to promote a healthier lifestyle in an attempt to reduce the risk factors for heart attack. accreditation and for their on-going commitment to excellence in patient care. ” Sierra Medical Center’s state-of-the-art healthcare encompasses the entire continuum of care for the heart patient and includes such focal points as dispatch, Emergency Medical System, ! emergency ! ! ! ! ! ! department, cath lab, quality assur! ance plan,!and! community ! ! ! program. ! ! outreach By becoming an! Accredited ! ! !Chest Pain ! Center, ! Sierra Medical Center has enhanced the quality of care for the cardiac patient and has demonstrated its commitment to higher standards. El Paso, Texas - Price’s Creameries will sponsor the Drowning Prevention Coalition’s 2nd Annual May Day CPR Event Saturday, May 4th at select fire stations in the community. This joint effort with the El Paso Fire Department and the American Red Cross, El Paso Chapter along with the membership of the Drowning Prevention Coalition is a great way to give quality instruction for free to the citizens of El Paso along with the support ! of Western Refining. Hands - only CPR will be taught at the specified locations which will be given in half hour ses! sions starting at 2:00 p.m. Free give-a-ways along with refreshments and snacks will be availAddress 1850 Firehouse Fire Station 7 3200 Pershing Fire Station 8 301 E. Robinson ! Fire Station 15 115 Shorty Lane Fire 7901 San Jose Rd ! Station 18 Fire Station 20 8301 Edgemere Fire Station 22 6500 N. Mesa Fire Station 24 1498 Lomaland Fire Station 27 6767 Ojo De Agua Fire Station 30 4451 Loma Clara 122 Mesa Park Dr !Fire ! Station 31 West Valley Fire Station 510 Vinton Rd. ! Horizon Fire Department 14151 Nunda Ave. able during the times listed below and free passes to Wet-N-Wild Waterworld will be part of the door prizes at each location. This is a great way for thousands of residential pool owners and many families that frequent pools and other bodies of water during the swim season to get vital CPR instruction at area fire stations. Times for the CPR sessions will be at 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The Coalition’s goal is to prevent drownings in the community and making sure that residential pool owners are aware of CPR and water safety.

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Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Missouri in St. Louis. He is an outstanding healthcare executive who ! ! his energy, finanis recognized for cial and operational ! acumen, and ability to execute. “We are excited to have Dave rejoin the Sierra Providence Health Network. His experience and knowledge of both healthcare finance and operations will be a great asset to our team,” said Eric J. Evans, Chief Executive Officer for Sierra Medical Center and Providence Memorial Hospital. About Sierra Medical Center: Sierra Medical Center is part of the Sierra Providence Health Network that includes the hospitals of Sierra Providence East Medical Center, Sierra Medical Center, Providence Memorial Hospital and the Regional Children’s Hospital at Providence. The Network also offers a wide range of outpatient services including Sierra Providence TotalCare, Sierra Providence Urgent Care Centers, Sierra Providence Trawood Center and ER, Sierra Teen and Women’s Center, Wound Care Centers and Sierra Providence Sleep Disorders Center.



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Turning Gulf waters into drinking water focus of effort
General Land Office, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority partner for groundbreaking research
AUSTIN — Turning the Gulf of Mexico into a long-term source for fresh drinking water is the focus of an unprecedented study Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) agreed to begin today. The $2 million effort will investigate the feasibility of building a natural gas-fired power plant next to a seawater desalination facility along the Texas Gulf Coast to produce both electricity and fresh water for Texans. Both are vital to keep up with Texas’ steady growth. “Texas needs water, and Texas needs electricity,” Patterson said. “This idea has exciting potential to bring both a sustainable source of water and power to Texans who need it most.” Creating an additional source of water on the Texas Gulf Coast is vital to maintaining the region’s current industries, as well as encouraging new ones to relocate to the region, Patterson said. The Texas Legislature concurs, as evidenced by House Concurrent Resolution 59, which calls for an interim committee to study seawater desalination on the Texas coast. Patterson hopes his initiative with GBRA will help jump start this process and lead to greater understanding of the role seawater desalination will play in Texas’ future. A March 18, 2013 article by Joel Kotkin in Forbes magazine noted, “Growth momentum has shifted decidedly toward Texas. Austin’s population expanded a remarkable three percent last year, tops among the nation’s 52 largest metro areas. Three other Lone Star metropolitan areas — Houston, San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth — ranked in the top six and all expanded at roughly twice the national average.” Also, developing an entirely new source of fresh water is more important than ever in light of recent legal decisions related to the endangered whooping crane that will make it harder than ever to acquire surface water rights in the region. GBRA proposes the building of a 500MW natural gas-fired power plant next to a desalination facility that would process from 25 to 50 million gallons of seawater per day into fresh drinking water — enough to supply the typical water usage for more than 125,000 homes. “Texas must address both its water and energy challenges to maximize the opportunities coming our way,” said GBRA General Manager W.E. “Bill” West, Jr. “We believe this project has the potential to jumpstart or accommodate a growing population, economic development, agriculture and environmental needs.” The General Land Office and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority are now working to evaluate proposals from engineering and consulting firms from across the world to conduct the research. The study is anticipated to take as long as two years and will be conducted in four general phases that include financial, technical, integration and distribution evaluations of the proposed project. As Texas enters its third year of drought, finding new sources of water is vital, Patterson said. Seawater desalination is an energy-intensive process and the co-location of a power plant will allow for a reliable and inexpensive power supply, making the overall project far more cost competitive. Natural gas from Permanent School Fund lands could power the electrical generator, earning money for the schoolchildren of Texas in the process. “All the river basin rights are essentially fully allocated and it takes decades to create a new surface reservoir — but every day the demand grows,” Patterson said. “The Gulf might just be an affordable, sustainable water resource we can add to the mix to help alleviate the pressure upstream.”

FORT BLISS, TEXAS — Armed Forces Day 2013 comes to Fort Bliss 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 18, at BIGGS PARK. It's FREE and open to the public. Activities include: equipment static displays, demonstrations by the area high school JROTC Armed and Unarmed Drill Teams, entertainment by the 1st Armored Division Band; Chili Cook-Off, Car Show, East Fort Bliss Build-up Tour and food and drink concessions. Armed Forces Day at BIGGS PARK is an open house event that provides you the opportunity to meet with service men and women and learn about the equipment they use in support of this nation. Armed Forces Day 2013, Saturday, May 18, FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC For more information, call the Fort Bliss Public Affairs Office at 568-4505.

Continued from page 10 Children would never lose benefits under the bill, no matter how many times their parent or guardian failed a drug test. The bill would create a protective payee program, where the state can designate another responsible adult, usually a family member, to receive benefits on behalf of the child. In order to qualify to be a protective payee, an individual must also pass a drug test. This bill now heads to the House for consideration. Also Wednesday, the Senate Business and Commerce Committee considered a measure that would let voters decide whether to permit limited gambling in the state. SJR 64, by Dallas Senator John Carona, would permit up to 18 different casino locations in Texas if two-thirds of the voters approve. Carona said the state is already losing billions of dollars in gaming revenue to surrounding states, and legal gambling in Texas would bring thousands of jobs and much needed revenue into state coffers. If approved, the measure would permit the construction of three destination casino resorts in three big cities. It would permit three more on the barrier islands like South Padre Island, and three at racetracks. It would grant 9 licenses for slots or casinos elsewhere, and allow the three federallyrecognized Texas Native American tribes to operate casinos on their reservations. The state would levy a 20 percent tax on gambling gross revenue. The measure remains before the committee. The Senate will reconvene Thursday, April 11 at 8:30 a.m. to consider the local and uncontested calendar, and will convene in regular session at 11 a.m.


The El Paso Boxing/Martial Arts 2013 Awards Banquet...
Continued from page 4 He only lost one match as a professional boxer. After his professional career he began teaching, officiating and promoting boxing. And only a few years ago, Jerry helped found and became Chairman of The New Mexico Boxing Hall of Fame. He presently holds another prestigious title, that of Director for The New Mexico Golden Gloves. Many of us who were involved with Jerry back in the day - will relish renewing our acquaintance with the fine gallant man. along with his friend and mentor, Jake Martinez. Junior has been administrator of the El Paso Golden Gloves, The El Paso Junior Olympic Boxing program, and USA Boxing for three decades and is involved as an official with professional boxing. Another champion mainstay who was voted into the inaugural Boxing Hall of Fame back in 1993, Manny Ortega, deceased, will receive one of three Legends Awards. So too will the talented and affable boxer – businessman, Alejandro Guerrero, also deceased. And then there is the Grand Old Master of El Paso Boxing, Jake Martinez. On December 31st, 2012 we lost the mighty boxing and business icon, Jake Martinez. Our board of directors had already pledged to grant Jake a ‘Legends Award.’ That commitment will be made at our banquet along with a storyline in our 2013 booklet which will be much of the eulogy for Jake given by Boxing/Martial Arts Hall of Fame founder Thomas W. McKay. We are sure that many of you will find it inspirational for you and yours for decades to come. It was a no-brainer in our pick for boxing coach of the year. Louie Burke has no peer in the southwest at this writing. His has a loaded stable with stars Austin Trout and Abie Han, and amateurs Zachary Prieto and Tim Meek. Awards for outstanding performances include dynamic WBA World Champion Austin’s Trout’s dominating victory over Miguel Cotto in Madison Square Garden. Local boxer, Zachary Prieto, a student at New Mexico State, took home the gold medal in the light middleweight division at the New Mexico 2012 State Golden Gloves Championships. Zachary was an easy choice for amateur boxer of the year. Another stellar year gains another award for the indefatigable Rocky Burke. Rocky was an official for dozens of bout’s and was a top caliber referee selected to work a handful of world championship matches. The head-strong lean-cut undefeated Abie Han, who is vaulting into boxing prominence, is our choice for the “Professional Boxing Rising Star” award. From the distaff side, Jennifer Han is as active as ever and for her championship performances and boxing knowledge was selected as Head coach to The Texas Junior Olympic Team at the national competition. Shortly thereafter, she was assigned as an Assistant Head Coach to the USA Junior Olympic Team contingent at the Junior Olympic Championships in Russia. Therefore, we once again honor the ‘Amazing Jenny’ as Female Coach of 2013. If you are too young to remember 1972 Olympian medalist, Jesse Valdez, then prepare to meet one of the all-time amateur boxing greats who will be our boxing guest speaker. A sixtime national champion (he won his first as a 16 year old) will be welcomed as our guest speaker. Jesse is also an Air force veteran and is the founder of the popular boxing workout gyms appropriately named ‘Boxercise.’


Nico Perez
A tremendous knockout boxer, Jose Garibay, had his ticket punched by the directors for The El Paso Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2013. Now a local businessman and charitable person, Jose was once a feared opponent and he took numerous amateur titles in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico and El Paso, Texas. In El Paso he was a member of the lauded Fox Plaza Barbershop Stable under the tutelage of heralded trainer, Mauricio ‘Chito’ Barragan. Not only did Jose produce locally and fair well at state four times, He married one of Chito’s daughters. Welcome Jose, welcome to the home of champions. Hall of Fame Boxing President, Ladislao Vicencio, a three time Texas State Golden Gloves Champion, learned the fine intricacies of his trade under trainer Alberto Romo. Romo was a longtime trainer of El Paso champions and an outstanding citizen of our community. It was an honor to vote for Alberto Romo and induct him into The El Paso Boxing Hall of Fame in the Boxing/Wrestling category. That being said, Laidislao Vicencio, a man who is busy as a time machine in our boxing community, will receive the first ever prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. After his boxing career, Junior became a trainer, official and leader of the El Paso Boxing Colony

tial arts fans, the world famous martial artist, movie star, director, producer and special effects maestro, Ernie Reyes Jr., is also a featured speaker. Ernie recently did special effects and other work for the movie, ‘Avatar.’ Many of you will remember him from way back as a Ninja Mutant Turtle. The voice of choice for our Master of Ceremonies is Burnette Johnson. He is a gifted speaker with enormous charm and a personality to envy.

***Late Note: There will be a ‘Meet & Greet’ the inductee’s and special guests on Saturday morning at Hawthorn Suites at 11:00 A.M. The suites are just across the street (Airway and Boeing Dr.) from Region XIX at 6611 Boeing Dr. The public is invited. Have a happy…we sure will Thomas W. McKay, Executive Director 915 591 6089

(EL PASO, TX, April 1, 2013) El Paso, TX –One day a year, the best thing to make for dinner is a reservation. On Thursday, April 25, 2013, several restaurants across El Paso will donate 25-50% of breakfast, lunch or dinner sales to support HIV/AIDS services in El Paso. All you have to do is gather your friends and family for a delicious meal at any of the participating restaurants, and help International AIDS Empowerment raise much needed HIV/AIDS funds for our community. A list of participating restaurants can be found at This year’s participating restaurants to date include (please check website for reservations and meals times that apply): •Red Mountain Bistro (50%) •Ardovino’s Desert Crossing •Pacifica Seafood & Bar •Andre’s Pizza •Paco Wong’s Chinese Restaurant •Bella Napoli •Pot au feu •Dominic’s Italian •Ripe Eatery •Eloise •Ruli’s International Kitchen •El Parque Restaurant •Sam’s Chinese Restaurant •Emilia’s on the Plaza •Star City Kitchen & Bar •Italians •Sunny’s Sushi •Japanese Crepe House •Sushi Express •Magic Bistro •Tabla •Opus World Bistro

Jerry Martinez
Another inductee, Nico Perez, resides and works in Tucson, Arizona. Early in his magnificent boxing career, Nico was a local favorite and master crowd pleaser. He had an exceptional professional career beginning in 1977 and won the NABF Super Bantamweight crown in 1978, the USBA Super Bantamweight title in 1979 and defended it in 1980. In 1979 he also fought for the WBC Super Bantamweight title against champion Wilfredo Gomez. He lost due to a cut eye when he was ahead on points. He then defended his NABF title in 1981 over Santos Moreno. The selection committee was honored to select Nico Perez as a 2013 Boxing Hall of fame Inductee.

Jesse Valdez 6-Time National Champion Boxing Guest Speaker
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“This year marks the 7th year that International AIDS Empowerment raises funds through Dining Out for Life, which started in Philadelphia and has now spread nationwide,” said Skip Rosenthal, IAE Executive Director. “We encourage people to serve as ambassadors by inviting their friends and family to eat out at one of the supporting restaurants, it will help make a difference in the lives of many people living with HIV/AIDS in our community.” Dining Out for Life is produced by International AIDS Empowerment and all funds raised will help this agency provide testing, counseling, and education and prevention programs, support groups, case management services.


El Paso Parks and Recreation Lifeguard Course
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of swimming 300 yards continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing. Candidates may swim using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of both but swimming on the back side is not allowed. · Tread water for two minutes using only the legs. · Must complete in one minute and 40 seconds by starting in the water, swim 20 yards and the face may be in or out of the water and swim goggles are not allowed. ·Each individual must attend and participate in all sessions. ·Demonstrate competency in all required skills and activities. ·Demonstrate competency in all required final rescue skill scenarios. ·Attendance is mandatory for each and all of the dates listed above. Information – (915) 544-3556

El Paso, Texas – The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a Lifeguard Course from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on May 4th, 5th, 11th, and 12th, at the Armijo Aquatics Center, 911 S. Ochoa St. The course fee is $201 per person and all attendees must be at least 15 years old on or before the final scheduled session of the course. Each person must also all meet each of the following requirements: · Pass the pre-course swim test consisting

·Surface dive, feet- first or head – first to a depth of 7-10 feet to retrieve a 10 lb. object and then return swimming on the back to the starting point, set down the brick and climb out using a ladder.


New UTEP Center Offers Resources for Military-Affiliated Students
What: Opening of UTEP’s Military Student Success Center, which will help military-affiliated students navigate higher education on campus Smith said the center’s knowledgeable staff will answer student questions about educational benefits and academic programs, or connect them with other services on campus. The facility’s centralized location has generated more foot traffic, and its open floor plan, lockers and coffee service have earned rave reviews from clientele, said Holly Denney, center director.

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El Paso, Texas – (March 2013) Sierra Providence East Medical Center is proud to announce Brandon L. May as the hospital’s new Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his appointment at Sierra Providence East Medical Center, May served as Chief Financial Officer for Westlake Hospital, a 225-bed acute care hospital in Melrose Park, IL, that is part of the Vanguard Health Systems, Inc., out of Nashville, TN. In his role as CFO at Sierra Providence East, May will be responsible for the overall financial operations of the 110 bed acutecare facility, currently undergoing a $67.2 million dollar expansion, including budgetary, tax, accounting and other financial planning activities within the hospital. Additionally, he will oversee numerous departments within the facility. May began his career as a Controller for St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, in St. Cloud, FL and eventually moved to Barton Regional Medical Center, Bartow, FL where he held the roles of both Controller and Interim Chief Financial Officer in 2008 and went on to serve at the Chief Financial Officer and Hospital Compliance Officer from 2008 – 2011 for the 72-bed acute care hospital and its departments. “We are pleased to have Brandon join our administrative team at Sierra Providence East,” said Sally Hurt Deitch, chief executive officer of Sierra Providence East Medical Center. “Brandon has a well Brandon L. May rounded background in hospital financial operations and accounting and is a great addition to our leadership team.” May is a graduate of Texas Tech University where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and his Master of Business Administration. He is currently a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Healthcare Financial Management Association. #### About Sierra Providence East Medical Center: Sierra Providence East Medical Center is part of the Sierra Providence Health Network that includes of Sierra Hethe is hospitals currently a member Medical Center, Providence Memorial Hospital and Providence Children's Hospital. The Network also offers a wide range of outpatient services including Sierra Providence TotalCare, Sierra Providence Urgent Care Centers, Sierra Providence Trawood Center and ER, Sierra Teen and Women’s Center, Wound Care Centers and Sierra Providence Sleep Disorders Center.

When: 11 a.m. Friday, April 19
Where: Second floor of the University Library on Wiggins Road University of Texas at El Paso officials will celebrate the opening of UTEP’s Military Student Success Center, a one-stop shop created to help students with military affiliations, on Friday, April 19. University President Diana Natalicio will speak at the open house to introduce the center’s staff and highlight its services. “The opening of the Military Student Success Center is a tremendous step forward for UTEP and will improve our ability to serve the needs of our military students and their family members,” said Michael R. Smith, Ph.D., vice provost of strategic academic initiatives. “It is an honor to serve these students and their families who have given so much for their country.”

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everyone to drop by,” she said. “We’re here to help.” The center concept is among the reasons the University has been named a “military friendly school” by G.I. Jobs magazine 3 years in a row. The new center also is the hub of an outreach effort that includes a satellite office at Fort Bliss, Denney said. The Military Student Success Center is located in room 205 of the University Library. For more about UTEP’s services for students affiliated with the military, visit


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SPOTLIGHTEPNEWS.COM APRIL 18, 2013 PAGE 17 SuStainable living by Shawn Dell Joyce April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day, came on the heels of the Vietnam peace movement. This was a volatile era of monumental social change fueled by sit-ins and teach-ins, demonstrations, rallies and a changing political consciousness. Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson modeled the first U.S. Earth Day as an environmental "teach-in." Over 2,000 colleges and universities, roughly 10,000 primary and secondary schools and hundreds of communities across the United States participated. It was also the first time we saw the famous picture of the Earth from the moon taken by the Apollo astronauts. It was then that many of us first saw the earth in its entirety and likened it as Secretary General U Thant did to a spaceship. Or even more eloquently by astronomer Carl Sagan who remarked: “ ... Every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived (here) — on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves” Earth Day "brought 20 million Americans out into the spring sunshine for peaceful demonstrations in favor of environmental reform," noted Senator Nelson. Legendary singer activist Pete Seeger performed and was the keynote speaker at the Washington D.C. event. Ali McGraw and Paul Newman attended the New York City event. Senator Nelson gave credit to the first Earth Day for persuading U.S. politicians to pass important environmental legislation. Many important laws were passed by the Congress in the wake of the 1970 Earth Day, including amendments to the Clean Air Act, laws to protect drinking water, wild lands and the ocean. Many of these laws are being attacked right now in Congress. "Earth Day worked because of the spontaneous response at the grassroots level." Senator Nelson said. "That was the remarkable thing about Earth Day. It organized itself. Earth Day has become the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated in 175 countries by more than 5 million people. Earth Day is a day for visioning how we humans want to interact with our mother planet. Imagine what our world would look like if all of us 5 million people put our minds together: —Grocery shopping would be weekly trips to local farms to meet the people face-to-face who feed us. —Buildings would be energy efficient, and some even produce their own electricity. Perhaps whole neighborhoods produce their own electricity and food and share a "cul de sac community garden and wind turbine." —Cars are traded in for bicycles, as public transportation improves, and downtowns become more vibrant and walkable. —Farmers plant wind turbines in farm fields for a second harvest of renewable energy. —Recycling becomes a way of life as public receptacles appear on street corners and in schools. —Asthma becomes a disease of the past as air quality improves, and buildings are made from materials that don't pollute. —Local economies thrive as "green collar" jobs create opportunities for native sons and daughters to find lucrative careers and affordable homes in their own hometowns. Shawn Dell Joyce is an award-winning columnist and founder of the Wallkill River School in Orange County, N.Y. You can contact her at


there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth as it

continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life.” —United
Nations Secretary-General U Thant, 1971

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Child of Nurture
Over the last three decades, child and adolescent obesity has tripled, with current estimates putting more than one-third of kids overweight or obese and at higher risk for a variety of diseases and ailments, from type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease to sleep apnea and joint problems. A lot has been written about the causes, as in plural, from genetics to lack of exercise. Three new studies, recently published in the journal Pediatrics, place the primary blame on one, big thing: the environment. "We are raising our children in a world that is vastly different than it was 40 or 50 years ago," Yoni Freedhoff, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Ottawa told Scientific American. "Childhood obesity is a disease of the environment. It's a natural consequence of normal kids with normal genes being raised in unhealthy, abnormal environments." Freedhoff and colleagues say a lot of little things add up to a big health issue: oversized meals and drinks, the ubiquity of fast food, the easy abundance of sugary and processed foods, school schedules that prevent teens from getting sufficient sleep, television and a societal imperative to consume. The good news, researchers say, is that parents can make a difference by specifically addressing every relevant factor. Like pounds, many small improvements can add up. The bad news is that parents can't do it alone. Real, sustained reductions in the childhood obesity rate require broad social change and that, like real, sustained weight loss, happens very slowly.

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Teach to the Test: A Modest
People who want to drive know they first have to pass the official government-run driving test. Every state has one. No one complains. We all know that driving a car is a big responsibility, and we take crashing seriously. So we prepare for the test. We study the book, memorize the signs, and practice how to steer, turn, park and pass. It takes hours and hours to learn to drive, but we do it because if we don't pass the test, we can't drive a car. So here's my cost-saving brainstorm: Let's insist that everyone who applies for health insurance must take a wellness test. Staying healthy and living a happy, balanced, fit life is a big responsibility. Even Hillary Clinton hasn't mastered it yet. There ought to be a written and practical exam required — just like the driver's test — that shows you've studied, you've practiced, and you know what you're doing when it comes to your well-being. You've learned, for example, how to fit a 30-minute workout into every day. You've studied the difference between proteins, carbs and fats and learned that it is protein, not doughnuts, that your body needs when it wakes up in the morning. You've demonstrated a deep understanding of the value of sleep, rest and disconnecting from technology from time to time. If you fail the National Wellness Test, you still get health insurance ... but you have to pay a higher premium. And you have to go to the gym equivalent of driver's ed or traffic school, where you can further your studies of anatomy, nutrition and yoga, using gym classes paid for by your insurance company. I'm not saying it would be a hard exam. Oh, no. I want everyone to pass. It would be a mix of multiple choice and essay questions, along the lines of: — Compare and contrast factory-made red meat (aka pink slime) and organic veggie burgers. — Name three ways to prepare kale in a way you'll actually eat it.

Proposal for Your Well-being
Do you think people were born wanting to know how many feet you have to stay behind the car in front of you when traveling 60 mph? A National Wellness Test would be based on fascinating new research that shows that the more informed consumers of health care are, the better care they take of themselves, and the healthier they are. Because what we really need to lower the cost and improve the quality of medical care in this country are smarter, better informed patients. Studying to pass your National Wellness Test will teach you how to profoundly reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. It will empower you to team up with your doctor, instead of blindly accepting whatever he tells you in your allotted 5.2 minutes per visit. Continues on page 23

— Come up with three scientific reasons why eating processed food makes you sick, fat and addicted to eating more processed food. Information about the life-improving benefits of eating well and exercising more is all out there, but how do we get ordinary overstressed citizens to take the time to learn it? Require them to pass a wellness test.


DEAR ABBY by Abigail Van Buren
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Government Seats

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I are contemplating starting a family. When I was younger I wanted children, but over the years my personal experiences have caused trepidation. Because of divorce and the custody battles of my older siblings, I know the amount of blood, sweat and tears that go into children. I work in the field of social services. Every day I am confronted with families who struggle with more children than they can care for and with behavioral and emotional problems. Frankly, it has turned me off. I am terrified of all the "what ifs." I can't talk to my family because I don't want to tell them they have created part of my problem. My in-laws can't understand why we don't have children yet. My husband keeps insisting "everything will be fine." I love him deeply and he would make an amazing father. My heart wants this, but my head isn't sure. I can't picture our future without children, but the fear of actually having them brings me to tears. Can you help me? -- SCARED TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP DEAR SCARED: Children don't come with 100 percent, money-back guarantees. What they need in order to thrive is parents who love each other and them, and who are willing to put forth the time and energy to raise them. I don't know what went wrong in your siblings' marriages, but it appears their kids have been used as pawns rather than having their own interests put first. If both parents cooperated in the interests of the children there would be no battles. Please do not allow the dysfunction you have seen in your work to influence your decision. You and your husband will not be having more children than you can afford, and I assume you are approaching the idea of parenthood in a mature fashion. I would caution you about one thing, however. Having a child because of pressure from your in-laws would be a poor reason to embark upon parenthood. ** DEAR ABBY: I'm at a crossroads. I have been married for 15 years and have two children. I love my wife and have been content with this life for a long time. However, for years I have felt like something was missing. I recently become close friends with a man who is in the same situation. One day he confided that he is gay and has known it for more than 10 years. He told me he, too, had been content with his life but had grown increasingly depressed before we met. As our friendship has developed I have come to realize that I'm gay as well. It was a struggle to finally admit this to myself, but I accept that it's the truth. My friend and I have been exploring our sexuality together, and he says he is happier than he has been in years. Both of us love our wives and children; however, we desperately need to fulfill our own needs as well. Do you have any advice on the best way to move forward that will have minimal impact on everyone involved? -- IN A DIFFICULT SITUATION DEAR IN: You say you have known for years that something was missing. Well, it is possible that your wives have felt the same way, and may have blamed themselves for it. That's why it is important for you and your friend to explain everything to them honestly. It would be helpful for everyone who will be affected to seek counseling and receive the emotional support they will need through this lifechanging transition. You and your lover should go online and find the nearest gay and lesbian community center. (Visit for a complete list.) Your wives should contact the Straight Spouse Network, which has been mentioned in my column many times. It can be reached at **
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 or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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By Holiday Mathis

week 4/18 - 4/24
effective scheduling. Your alarm clock will be your success key. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Seeing things differently can make life difficult, but it's part of the magic of you. Those who don't have as much creativity at their disposal (which is to say most people you meet this week) will be impressed by the very same gifts you sometimes consider to be the most challenging aspects of your personality. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). If your confidence is a little low, it could actually be a good thing for you this week. Those who think they already have the full package will not make the extra effort to be remarkable. You will succeed where the over-confident fail. Your success comes because you're competent and willing to put in the effort. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: The fun comes out of left field next month. You'll look around and wonder, "How did I get here?" And then you'll make a plan to leverage what you have into an even better situation. You'll hit professional aims hard in June. July brings a chance to heal a relationship. You tend to a call of duty in September with good results and then get on with your exciting life. One remarkable phone call changes your whole plan in November. Travel for the holidays, and your celebration will be sweeter.

The Taurus Feeling Takes Hold
Last week, Venus, the sun and Mars marched in succession into the realm of Taurus, changing the focus of earthly energies. In the past weeks, we were fighting the good fight on what felt like a grand scale. Or was it a small scale with a grand feeling behind the effort? With the current alignment, it now seems much more relevant to manage the practical aspects of life. Minor daily achievements add up to big results. ARIES (March 21-April 19). In the past, it seemed that your success in a certain endeavor was determined by factors beyond your control. You now realize that success can be achieved with the right efforts. You'll get busy figuring out what you need to do and how often. A systematic approach will take you far this week. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Some are afraid that if they are proved wrong they will look foolish, but "wrong" doesn't look so bad on those who don't take themselves too seriously. Understanding that "right" is overrated, you'll take the route of curiosity, fun and surprise. Your open-minded approach leads to learning and being correct more often, too. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The symmetry and grace of a spider's web seems artistic, and yet most would agree that the spider spins it for the practical reason of catching her next meal. Stay aware of the lovely, sticky designs that could very well be meant to capture more than your interest. These are best observed from a distance. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You're a learner. You are motivated by the sheer pleasure of adding to your knowledge, skills and understanding. External factors such as remuneration and recognition will hardly play into your decisions this week. You commit to the projects that will make you a better, stronger, smarter and wiser person. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's comforting to see a clear cause and effect between what you do and the results you get, but this week's process is too mysterious and complex to allow for that. There is a pattern, but it's not a simple one. Keep the faith. If you do what's right, your efforts won't be in vain. You will eventually see results. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Some people are excited by the idea of going somewhere pleasant and doing little more than enjoying themselves for hours on end. Others are daunted by pressures of "having fun," unsure of exactly how and why such a thing should be accomplished. You'll be a guide for those in the second category. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you feel like you're out on a limb, return to the routines, habits and traditions that have long held you in good stead. Eventually, you will develop new ways of doing things. Time rolls forward, and you will roll with it. But right now there is comfort, strength and value in honoring what has always worked for you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). You can be as social and lively as anyone, but a few hours to yourself doing what comes naturally without having to think of another person is a basic need, too. If you don't get that, you begin to feel edgy and out of sorts. Your need for solitude and peace will be even greater this week, so make time for you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You may be having fun, but there's a serious side to the work you take on this week. You're in it to win it, fully realizing what victory requires. The survival instincts and strategies you'll apply this week do not have to do with actual survival, but rather with your position and longevity in a social group or a game. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Centuries later, the advice of your sign mate Ben Franklin can still be applied to make your life better. In essence, get to bed early and wake up early. This week's accomplishments absolutely depend on this kind of simple,

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By Ellen Clark Balmy breezes, turquoise blue sea, swaying palm trees and a laid-back lifestyle are only a few of Puerto Rico's charms. There are also colonial towns, museums, natural wonders, great food and a chance for the active set to learn new skills. This was my second trip to Puerto Rico, and this time I decided to concentrate on trying out a couple of new sports and investigating some of the island's distinctive food and drink options. My time in Puerto Rico was short, so I decided to start out in San Juan, then head down the Atlantic coast to Villa Montana Beach, a secluded beachside property near Isabela, for the remain-

der of the trip. Old San Juan is an enchanting area filled with colorful colonial-style buildings, sculptures galore and a passel of cafes, restaurants and boutiques. Since it was morning, my first stop was at Cafe Cialitos for a cup of Puerto Rico's finest coffee. The 100 percent Arabica coffee (a delicious, deepscented espresso) here is so good, in fact, that it was recently voted the secondbest coffee on the island by the Puerto Rico Coffee Fair. Naturally the coffee is freshly brewed, but there's more. The beans are harvested at owner Joaquin Pastor Gonzalez's family's coffee plantation, which was started by his grandfather more than 60 years ago.

Once the beans reach the cafe, they are roasted and ground in the back room. Not only is the coffee rich, dark, strong and fabulous, but the cafe's ambience is warm and cozy. I could easily have tucked into a comfy upholstered chair at one of the window-front tables and spent the morning perusing one of the English-language newspapers, but time was short, so I hit the road. After a laid-back first day in Old San Juan, it was time to get some exercise while learning a new sport. I set off for Ocean Park beach and kiteboarding lessons. At 15 Knots Kiteboarding School Juan Carlos Morales has been teaching the sport

Dinner of a Caribbean lobster at Salitre Meson Costero in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, is a perfect way to end the day. Photo courtesy of Ellen Clark.

he loves since 2008. The idea is that the kiteboarder can harness the power of the wind with a large controllable power kite and be propelled across the water at thrilling speeds while standing on a kiteboard, which looks like a small surfboard. I was a little dubious about my being able to pull this off, but I was game to give it a try. First we tried controlling the kite on the beach — not as easy as the instructors made it look. Then we were strapped into harnesses, outfitted with life jackets and directed toward the water. Two students and an instructor lay flat on the board ..Continues on next page

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Continued from page 19...with the head person having control of the kite. Being pulled through the water by the power of the kite was quite exhilarating, even though we never did actually stand on a board. It turns out that only those who opt for a second day of instruction will graduate to riding the kiteboard in a standing position.

I Want a Female President
DR. WALLACE: I attend a middle school of seventh, eighth and ninth grade students. I'm in the seventh grade, but I totally ignore all the boys because they are so immature. I'd like to have a boyfriend, but I guess I'll just have to wait until I'm in high school. All of my girlfriends feel the same way. I want an intelligent boyfriend. Most of the boys in our school run in the halls, yell at each other, eat like pigs in the cafeteria, rarely take a shower and try to dress cool and mod but actually look stupid. Also, most of them don't appear to do much homework. Ugh! I can't wait until we have a female president. — Nameless, Louisville, Ky.

rs of the After a day in the outdoo boarding . Photo co rs in Isabela, Pue sun wrestling with urtesy of rto Rico, Ellen Cla try a kiteboard, I was rk. ready for a relaxing wetevening that include some tasty weather option. Formed Caribbean food and drink. For the ultiby the flow of the Camuy River, this is mate au courant San Juan dining exone of the largest systems of caverns perience, locals recommended the in the Western Hemisphere. ultra-stylish Water Beach Club in the Isla Verde area of San Juan. Their Following this underground adventure rooftop restaurant, Mist, is currently I drove to my second stop, the Arecibo one of swankiest and trendiest hot Observatory. I checked out the world's spots for both locals and tourists to largest single-dish radio telescope, meet and mingle in San Juan. The and then it was time for some serious lighting is subdued and sexy, and food. It was still gloomy, but the rain there are indoor and outdoor venues, had stopped, so I dined on a huge, both with stunning panoramic city and just-caught Caribbean lobster at a ocean views. beachside restaurant before heading for my hotel. Sipping on one of Mist's signature cocktails, an alcohol-infused fruit drink Far from the hustle and bustle of San that included coconut, I drank in the Juan, the Villa Montana Beach Resort views of nighttime San Juan. Instead is a 35-acre enclave situated on three of a formal dinner, I snacked on small miles of beachfront. It was dark when I plates of Island-Italian-Spanish-fusion arrived, so it wasn't until morning that I creations called "Socializers." These could fully appreciated the lush tropiare ideal for sharing, and all the ingrecal surroundings. dients are locally grown. My personal favorite was the petit lamb sliders with I had a gourmet breakfast in the tzatziki sauce and cucumbers. A DJ hotel's beachfront restaurant, I was off was spinning music, and the vibe was on another adventure, stand-up padjust what I was looking for: hip and dleboarding lessons. happening.
It was gray and rainy when I picked up the rental car and took off for Isabela on the northern part of the island. I had planned two stops along the way, the first being an underground tour of Camuy Caves Park, definitely a good I met Jose from Aquatica Dive and Surf at the Rio Guajataca beach. He explained that standup paddleboarding can be as easy or challenging as you like. For novices like me, learning on a calm river rather a turbulent sea


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seemed a wise choice. He gave me a little instruction, and then I mounted the board and began paddling down the river. As long as there is no turbulence, all that is required for this sport is a good sense of balance and enough upper-body strength to paddle, making it fun for almost everyone. My last athletic pursuit of the trip was to have been a sunset horseback ride on the beach. Driving rain and gusty winds made it abundantly clear that there would be no sunset, and I had no interest in riding a horse in a storm. Alas, I was forced to spend my last night in Puerto Rico in the hotel's open-sided beachfront bar sipping a chilled chardonnay and watching the stormy sea. WHEN YOU GO

NAMELESS: It's true that girls mature both mentally and physically before boys, but Mother Nature is fair and allows boys to catch up with girls by about age 15. But there are always exceptions. I'm sure some of the boys who are your age are capable of meeting your high standards. You just haven't been looking hard enough. Start by joining clubs and spending some time in the school library.

DR. WALLACE: I am friends with a girl at school, but it's getting difficult to be her friend because she is devious and is always telling lies. I want to remain her friend, but I'm not so sure that I will. If I like a certain boy, she automatically starts flirting with him. It's like she was born to make my life miserable. What can I do to get her to stop hurting me? —Nameless, Galesburg, Ill. NAMELESS: The best way to get this false friend to stop hurting you is to stop hanging around with her. She probably is incapable of acting like a real friend, and instead, twists friendship until it feels more like having an enemy. She needs you, but, believe me, you do not need her!
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

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Ellen Clark is a freelance writer.

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Creative Substitutions Save Money
When Swiffer WetJet hit the market several years ago, consumers went wild for it. I loved my Swiffer, but I did not like the price of the cleaning pads. And my readers didn't like it, either. They sent me their tips on what they used instead. Some were clever, some too complicated, and some I just can't repeat. I like Brenda's idea, as it saves money and recycles, too. up. No more cold lotion. — Audrey, email

a problem because it's hard to tell which are the sides and which are the ends. I solved that problem by putting a little double mark in permanent marker on the elastic band at the top end and bottom end of my sheets. — George, Oregon

I haven't found anything that will stick on the grout and clean. One day, I realized that toilet bowl cleaner is thick and it clings. I poured it on the grout, left it there about 15 minutes, then washed it away with the showerhead. Not one speck of mildew was left, and the grout looked brand new. — Gwynn, Florida

one end of her license. She just pulled on the tab, and the license slid right out of her wallet. I have done this for many people, and they are amazed at how much easier it is for them, men included. — Susan, Florida Would you like to send a tip to Mary? You can email her at, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2099, Cypress, CA 90630. Include your first and last name and state. Mary Hunt is the founder of and author of 23 books, including her 2013 release "Cheaper, Better, Faster: Over 2,000 Tips and Tricks to Save You Time and Money Every Day."

Teen Sex Causes Physical and Emotional Trauma
DR. WALLACE: I'm 16 and so is my boyfriend. We have been dating for more than a year and only recently have become sexually active. We are both intelligent teens who are in love. When we have sex, he uses protection — 100 percent of the time. My parents are very protective. They were both born in Japan and do not believe in premarital sex for teens. I keep a diary, and every time my boyfriend and I have sex, I list it in the diary along with certain notes about our encounter. I keep the diary hidden under my mattress. Last night I was reading my diary to find out how many times we had sex together (27 times) and after counting, I started reading about the interesting details of each "love-making" adventure and somehow I fell asleep before I could hide my diary. You guessed it; my mother came into my bedroom to wake me for school and found my personal diary. Most moms would have left the diary alone, but not my mom. She took it and read all the juicy details and then started screaming at me that she was going to have Gary arrested for statutory rape. I told her that he was too young and couldn't be arrested. Can you imagine how many guys would be in jail if age 16 was considered to be legal age rather than age 18? Then my mother said I can no longer go out with Gary (I'll handle that later) and that I'm grounded until after I graduate from high school. (This threat will not become a reality either.) I doubt seriously that a 16-year-old guy could be guilty of statutory rape of a consenting young lady aged 16. Are my doubts fact? —Nameless, Oceanside, Calif. NAMELESS: Your mother can demand that you stop seeing Gary, and she can keep you grounded until you turn 18, but she cannot press charges against Gary for statutory rape. Gary is not considered an adult. The law states that a person must have reached the age of 18 to be legally an adult — that is, for everything except buying alcohol, for which he or she must be 21. As to the wisdom of your behavior, I'll give you a 1 out of 2. Using protection during sex was smart. Having sex 27 times and then noting interesting details of these adventures in a diary wasn't. You are making a serious mistake equating sex with love, and if you believe that sex will make a teen relationship stronger, you are misinformed. Teen sex causes more serious physical and emotional trauma than it creates lasting happiness. I have thousands of responses to prove it. 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

old flannel lounge pants have a second life as cleaning pads for my Swiffer. I cut pieces 8 x 20inches (cut to fit your mop head of choice), and dampen with water just before attaching it to the mop head. When I'm done mopping, I toss these in the wash along with the rags. — Brenda, Michigan

TAB THAT LICENSE. Where I work, customers are required to show their driver's license. Many people have difficulty getting their license out of their wallets, but one customer did a very clever thing. She took a piece of scotch tape, folded it over and made a tab on

hate cleaning grout in the shower.

Shawn Dell Joyce In our country, we sacrifice our health and the health of our soils at the altar of cheap corn. Growing that grain requires environmentally devastating chemical inputs and farming methods that decrease soil fertility. All that subsidized corn winds up in almost every processed food and beverage in our diet, making us fatter and unhealthy. What's worse, we are feeding our kids the surplus of this processed food through the National School Lunch Program. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates with our current rate of obesity, a third of our children born in 2000 will develop diabetes. The statistic is up to a half for African American and Hispanic children. Asthma, allergies, anxiety disorders and learning disabilities can all be traced to diet. Something has gone terribly wrong with our children's nutrition. For the first time in fifteen years, the United States Department of Agriculture announced it will upgrade nutritional standards for the National School Lunch and Breakfast program. Under a law signed by President Obama in mid-January 2011, children will be offered something that comes closer to current nutritional standards. The act came after much effort by health-conscious parents and groups to limit the high fat, high sugar school lunches that currently contribute to childhood obesity, and juvenile diabetes.

FILLING UP ON VEGGIES. My mother always said that veggies taste better when you're hungry. At mealtime, I give my children their veggies first and wait as long as possible to serve the main course. For some reason, the veggies are gone before the main course. Go figure! — Diane, email

America's school lunch program is getting its first overhaul in fifteen years. Soon, our children can expect to find an increase in fruits and vegetables on their lunch trays. This means nearly four half-cup servings a week of real vegetables, not just French fries or ketchup, which both qualified as vegetables under the old standards. New vegetables will include dark green veggies and legumes. And more whole grains will be offered. At least half the grains served must be whole grains, and milk will now be fat-free or low-fat instead of whole. Sodium levels will also be reduced. While these changed are laudable, many local foods advocates want to see the reforms go farther to include sourcing the fresh fruits and vegetables locally whenever possible. In a recent New York Times editorial Alice Waters, a famous chef and local foods advocate, and Katrina Heron point out our schools "pay good money for what are essentially leftovers from big American food producers." Continues on page 24

potato masher, but I do have a pastry blender. I rarely use it for making pastry, but I do use it to mash bananas for banana bread, beans for black bean burgers and avocados for guacamole. It does a great job. — Staci, email

I solved the discomfort of applying cold body lotion in the winter. My bathroom is heated, but when I rub in lotion after a shower I freeze. I found that if I lay the bottle of lotion in the shower, the hot water warms it

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Not-Quite White Is Also Right
Q: We are remodeling this
spring and planning to sell and move in a couple of years. So I have been researching smart resale moves and read that the great majority of kitchens in the U.S. are white. My wife says white is "too sterile" for her. What's our next best bet? And what about the center island: should it be white/light, too? the advice of Plain and Fancy's Brian Yahn: Make the center the centerpiece of the kitchen by using a dark, contrasting color. Here, it's stained traditionally dark, topped with a gracefully curved and carved stone countertop. nation. There were tables (and dining stools and wallcovering) made of wire hangers, tables of poured concrete surrounded by tree stump stools, tables set beside running waterfalls in front of a wall of sparkling LEDs under enormous hanging drum lights as large as the table itself. Most were round; one charming exception was Benjamin Moore's wildly multi-colored setting, a rectangular table with nothing that matched, including chairs, plates and utensils on the table and the chandeliers hanging above. Ultimate conclusion: not to be round is to be square.
Rose Bennett Gilbert is the co-author of "Manhattan Style" and six other books on interior design.

Q: Guess who's coming to dinner?
Pass the cream?\ Contrasting with warm-white cabinets, the dark center island becomes the locus of a kitchen meant for entertaining.
Photo: Courtesy Plain and Fancy Cabinetry.

A: Maybe not, but whoever
they are, dinner will be probably be served on a round table. Round is the place for square meals, judging from last month's "Dining by Design" extravaganza, the highlight of Architectural Digest magazine's annual Home Design Show in New York. Most of the 40-plus designer displays were set on round tables (with a few ovals thrown in). All shared the same main ingredient — wild imagi-

A: Your research holds water:
White kitchens are a convention that dates back to the movement for more efficient housekeeping — think early women's lib — that is often credited to Catharine Beecher, the scientific-minded sister of abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe. In l869, Catharine wrote "The American Woman's Home," a blow-by-blow description on what and how things should be done under the roofs of the still-young nation. No polemic, this: Catharine's book was as serious about emancipating housewives as her sister's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was about freeing slaves. Among her suggestions was to streamline the kitchen: make a place for everything, including the flour barrel and molasses keg. Keep things neat, organized and clean — read: furnishings painted white. White was always equated with cleanliness and sterility. The white-is-right thinking has hung in. Although today's kitchen has relaxed enough to accommodate comfortable furnishings and decorative accessories, white still totally tops the charts of kitchen colors. But here's the question: which white? There are more whites than Eskimos have words for snow. Among them is bound to be a white or a "white" that pleases both your wife's psyche

and your eye for future resale values. Relax into the warm, cosseting, sophisticated kitchen we show here. Designer Kathy Frederich

( created it for a man who entertains more often than he cooks and wanted an inviting place for his guests. Kathy gave him traditional, lovingly detailed wall

and base cabinets painted the color of candles' glow (custom built by Plain and Fancy, About that center island: Take

everyDay cheapSkate by Mary hunt

Online Shopping and Its Pitfalls
Are you more apt to overspend at the mall or online? Can't decide? While you're thinking, I'll go first. I am more likely to overspend in a store. Without a doubt. I've gone to great lengths to wean myself from brick-and-mortar stores. I must be nuts or something, but I can stroll past a store like Restoration Hardware — not needing a single thing — and just like that have an overwhelming need for the finest Italian linens with sumptuous thread counts. Plus, an entire bedroom suite on which to display them. It's crazy! I feel deprived and pathetic not owning the stuff I see. I turn into a spoiled child pitching a fit if I can't have everything I now want. Clearly, it is better for me to simply not go near anything resembling a mall. Online shopping is a godsend. It keeps me out of the stores and makes shopping less emotional, so I can just get what I need and be done with it. I don't feel so vulnerable and compulsive while seated at the keyboard. It looks like I'm not like most consumers, according to a column at MSN Money. Recent findings by Forrester Research indicate that the average online shopping transaction now runs as much as 15 percent more than the average brick-and-mortar store purchase. or free upgrade to faster shipping.

They guarantee you won't regret it. More than 40 percent of all
online shoppers say product reviews are important to them. However, 80 percent of online reviews are generally positive.

The research says there are five reasons that people overspend online:
You don't have time to think.
Once you have items in your cart, retailers want to move you through the checkout line before you can reconsider.

They won't let you forget. Online retailers use your purchase information to make recommendations for new items and remind you to get that item that they're sure you want. Free shipping. The lure of free
shipping is an important tool in getting customers to spend more on each visit. Even if shipping only costs $4 or $5, shoppers will put extra items in their basket that cost several times that much just to qualify.

I don't doubt that online shopping can be a real budget buster, and I'm sure I've made my share of cyber-mistakes. But adding to this equation the time I don't have to drive across town while burning up $4-a-gallon gas, to fight traffic in a parking lot that has one less parking space than the sum total of cars wanting one at any given time — online shopping beats the mall for me. I believe I will stick with my answer. OK, your turn. Where are you more apt to overspend — online or while in the store? Mary Hunt is the founder of and author of 23 books, including her 2012 release, "7 Money Rules for Life." You can email her at, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2099, Cypress, CA 90630.

They give rewards. Most of the rewards that retailers shell out are just incentives thrown in to get you to buy more, such as a 20 percent off coupon


Teach to the Test: A Modest Proposal for Your Well-being...
Continued from page 18 It will prepare you to become a partner in your health care, to actively engage in discovering what is causing the problem and what can be done to stop it or make it better. And finally, having to pass a test will help put a dent in the epidemic of drugtaking that's going on in doctor's offices these days. Because the National Wellness Test will teach you to ask questions about the nasty side effects of certain drugs, and discuss which alternative therapies — acupuncture, body work, mindfulness training, etc. — might be just as effective. Teach to the test, I say, and health care costs will go down. But it's just a dream of mine. There is no National Wellness Test, and requiring one is about as likely as convincing Sarah Palin to open a moose sanctuary. So that leaves the ball back in your court. It's your responsibility to study, to learn, to thrive. Ignorance about how to stay strong and healthy isn't bliss, it's expensive, and it's heartbreaking. And in your lifetime, you only get the one car. ENERGY EXPRESS-O! THIS STANDS THE TEST OF TIME

everyDay cheapSkate by Mary hunt

A Kid-sized Financial Plan
If you've been reading this column for long, you know that I am passionate on the subject of kids and money. In addition to the many articles I've written, my book, "Raising Financially Confident Kids," has been revised and updated several times. This subject is obviously important to my readers, too. Recently, as I was preparing a talk for a local moms group, I got to thinking about some of the questions I have received after explaining the system that we used on our boys, and what I write about in the book. After all, assigning a portion of our family's resources to our children for them to manage — an amount commensurate with each son's age, needs and ability — was not normal. And that, I believe, is the point. What's being taught these days to kids about money — if anything — isn't working. I'm sure you have a few questions about our kid-sized financial plan, so let's take a peek at my kids' book mailbag. We didn't keep it a secret from our boys that they would be expected to get jobs during the summer after their senior year in high school. They had plenty of notice for when their salaries would end. There were no complaints, no problems. They both got their jobs, we stopped paying salaries, and the transition was seamless. They were pleased because the salaries we were giving them were far less than what they earned on their part-time jobs. Our salary structure did not allow for a lavish lifestyle. Actually, it taught our boys to be quite frugal — a lifestyle they chose for themselves. The salary we turned over to them was the same money we would have spent on them anyway. This did not constitute a new expense. We simply transferred it from our care into theirs. What if he takes all his money and buys cigarettes with it or worse? — Bill, Texas

Dear Bill: If that is your worry, you
have something other than a salary problem. Putting your kids on this kind of salary or an allowance program isn't going to create rebellious behavior. If that behavior is already in place, you need to deal with it before proceeding with this kind of plan. (Excerpted with permission from Chapter 16 of "Raising Financially Confident Kids" by Mary Hunt; Revell, 2012) Do you have a question for Mary? Email her at, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2099, Cypress, CA 90630. Mary Hunt is the founder of, a personal finance member website and the author of "7 Money Rules for Life," released in 2012.

Dear Mary: I think it's too risky to give my son this kind of latitude.

“This is your life. You are responsible for it. You will not live forever. Don't wait.” — Natalie Goldberg
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, and welcomes reader questions, which can be sent to

Dear Mary: Doesn't this salary
program constitute a free handout that will only encourage kids to turn into adults who think they don't have to work for a living? — Claudia, Utah

School Lunch Program...
Continued from page 22...The duo admits it would cost "about $5 per child to feed 30 million schoolchildren" an organic, locally-grown meal, "but the long term benefits would be worth it." Benefits like improving children's dietary habits, easier tracking of food safety and the approval of attention spans. The greatest possible benefit would be the diversion of money from big food processors to local farmers, thus improving the economy of the school's community. We need to overhaul our food system, now, as part of our economic recovery. Shifting from a global food system to a local food system would solve many problems at once. Not only would people have access to fresh, varied local produce, communities would benefit from the economic stimulus generated by keeping food money in the local economy. Shawn Dell Joyce is an award-winning columnist and founder of the Wallkill River School in Orange County, N.Y. You can contact her at

Dear Claudia: If you've read all the chapters, you know I believe children should do chores and regular work around the house, not for pay but because they are citizens of the family community. I believe children are their parents' financial responsibility. While some think that kids need to get outside jobs to pay for things they want, I don't agree. I believe childhood is a time to learn about life, not to be employed. Kids need to be kids, to participate fully in school and become educated.



Tips on Kitchen Remodeling
Q: We are finally redoing the kitchen in our l898 house (after living here for nine years!) I am struggling with a "bewilderment of riches," to quote my husband. There are so many options. I can't make a decision. All I know for sure is that I don't want dark wood — the rest of the house is paneled in oak. Could you give me a few tips on current kitchen trends, mainly colors? A: "Trends" and "kitchen" really don't belong in the same sentence. You're about to spend a lot of money and endure a long spell of inconvenience during renovation, so don't even think about being "trendy." You want to make decisions you'll enjoy living with for many years, not something that comes and goes on the tide of what's trendy. Enough pedantry. Let's talk about the fun part of doing over a kitchen, such as choosing a style that suits your house, colors that suit you and conveniences that will make you love coming into your kitchen every morning. That's just what its owner says about the kitchen we show here. She worked with a professional kitchen designer — a good idea for you, too. A kitchen pro can banish your "bewilderment of riches," explain all your options and then order everything you desire and see it properly installed. (To find a certified kitchen designer in your area, go to the Kitchen and Bath Association ProSearch at


By Rose Bennett Gilbert
Most of the work is done by hand, including "distressing," that is, beating up cabinets with chains and awls to make them look time worn, worm eaten and loved. In fact, the same craftsperson does the work on every piece that's going into the same kitchen because "everyone has a signature style of distressing," Plain and Fancy sales manager Brian Yahn told reporters during a recent visit. Brian also passed along insider info on what's currently hot — we won't say "trendy" — with Plain and Fancy's customers. —White or light-colored cabinets with a darker center work island. In this kitchen, the homeowner was inspired by a piece of furniture she'd seen in Savannah and asked Plain and Fancy to match it. No problem: The color lab can match almost anything. "People have sent us fabric swatches, photos of antiques, even a toilet seat for color matching," Brian reported. —Brighter colors are coming back with the rising economy. "Colors get muted when a recession hits," he said. A good sign for the times: Emerald green is Pantone's Color of the Year for 2013. —Watch for new hardware that facilitates space-saving doors that slide open or lift (like the Delorean auto). Also, look for LED lights built into cabinets and drawers — a bright idea we didn't know we shouldn't be living without.
Rose Bennett Gilbert is the co-author of "Manhattan Style" and six other books on interior design.

A very personal kitchen is centered with an island painted a color the owner remembered from a trip to Savannah. —Photo courtesy Plain and Fancy Cabinetry. In this case, the homeowner teamed with a pro designer who works with one of the top custom cabinetry makers in the U.S., Plain and Fancy (, smack in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Acclaimed for its craftsmanship for the past 45 or so years, Plain and Fancy builds every door, drawer and cabinet to order in the vanishing point perspective of its 250,000-square-foot-Schaefferstown facility.








Big Idea in Today's Crowded World -Rose Bennett Gilbert

Think Small

Q: In an earlier column, you
mention a 325-square-foot apartment that's been built in a New York museum. As a single guy, I am very interested in small-space living. At the rate we're filling up the planet, it may soon be the only option. You said the furniture was "transformable." Can you show and tell me more?

A: There's nothing new about transformable — or doubleduty — furniture. Even before the planet began "filling up," people wrestled with the problem of how to make small spaces work better.
The l7th-century colonists had settle chairs with chests on the bottom and tops that flipped over to create a table. The l8thcentury added tables with drop leaves. And the 19th-century Victorians adored furniture that did "tricks," like the child's highchair on wheels that turned into a stroller. The early 20th gave us the mother of all transformables, the sofa bed that is actually comfortable enough to sleep in. And here we are in the 21st with even more good news: double-duty furniture that is actually good-looking, mostly thanks to the European taste for lean, clean contemporary styling. They love right angles and sleek surfaces and hate the very thought of "clutter," which includes frisky fabric designs, architectural embellishment like carvings and OMG! patterned wallpaper. If memory serves, however, the "brick" wall in the mico-studio apartment built inside the Museum of the City of New York is actually wallpaper. Adding a touch of the familiar was a smart move by architect Pierluigi Colombo, who designed

A little space can mean a lot thanks to clean, contemporary thinking and the innovative hardware that makes this 325-square-foot micro apartment livable. Photo: Courtesy Museum of the City of New York.
the room in collaboration with Clei, the Italian manufacturer (, and Resource Furniture ( Packing eight rooms into just 325 square feet makes every inch count, bringing to mind the old advertising slogan, "Better living through modern technology." Innovative new hardware powers the transformables: The bed folds down over the sofa without upsetting objects on the shelves. Doors slide sideways. Hassocks open to hidden storage. The bath has wall-hung fixtures (by Duravit), and there's a fully functioning kitchen. This tiny home may be no bigger than many closets, but claustrophobic it's not. Think beds of thorns and blood-red roses hung headdown over knife-like snake plants! Dark, foggy, ominous, the seven-room "Jack" display drew the longest line at last months' huge Philadelphia Flower Show ( for the U.N.-endorsed International Year of Snow and Ice. Vox Natuare also plans to install an iceberg from the glacier lagoon Jokulsarlon in Iceland as a huge and slowly melting sculpture in New York next year ( hold the memories of life ... where you've been ... who you loved (at that time) ... who your parents were," reminded Nate, who said he manages to work some 80 percent vintage furnishings into any design project. But he added a word of caution about collecting things: "Shopping for vintage is not a team sport ... especially with friends who have the same taste as you!"

Q: Keeping an Idea Notebook?

A: Some tidbits to jot down from the round of spring design shows: —Scary flower arrangements? Contradiction of terms? Not in the hands of Schaffer Designs of Philadelphia, who conjured Whitechapel, London, in l888, the days of Jack the Ripper.

—Centuries-old ice cubes? They were chipped
off a chunk of glacier flown into the Waldorf Hotel for the Explorers Club's annual dinner in March. The idea, explained Pall A. Davidsson of the NGO Vox Natuare — icepick in hand — is to warm up enthusiasm

—Submerged in collectibles? Relax, say
Margaret Russell, editor of Architectural Digest, and Nate Berkus, designer and TV personality. "The best interiors look curated," Margaret told an audience of designers at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show last week. "Things

Rose Bennett Gilbert is the co-author of "Manhattan Style" and six other books on interior design.


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Why Do Some People Have Inner Peace While Others Do Not?
neighborhood that wants me to worry about clothes. Almost every week, I receive mail that advertises the latest sales. It's easy to get so caught up in the details of our physical lives that we neglect our spiritual lives. Be grateful for what God has provided, but don't get so wrapped up in "stuff" that you spend time worrying about it. The Lord Jesus said to look at the birds. They don't sow or reap, yet God takes care of them. How much more will he take care of you? Someone should develop a 12step program called "Noise Addicts Anonymous." This program would help people withdraw from the constant noise of televisions, radios, stereos, phones and computer games.

"Because they think they have more thinking in their head," says
Patrick, age 5. Too much of the wrong kind of thinking in our head is called worry. Lewis and Faye Copeland tell the story of a man who was offered a job to do all the worrying for the boss.

"Some people do not have inner peace because they have so much anger in them,"
says Valerie, 10.

It feels so right to be angry when someone wrongs us. The choice is obvious: Grit your teeth and live in bitterness, or forgive as Jesus Christ has forgiven.

inner peace because they have happiness and joy inside them. Jesus has inner peace,"
says Mindy, 7. Continues on page 40

"Some people have


"Some people just don't know what inner peace is," says Savannah, 8. "Maybe
it's just that they are so rushed. If people could slow down, maybe it would help." In the midst of blaring trumpets, trombones and saxophones, the late Count Basie sometimes sat watching from his piano as though he were a spectator. He delighted in striking a single note that would send his audiences through the roof because it was so perfect. "Less is more" not only describes the Count's musical style, but it also characterizes those who seek God's kingdom first. They don't allow a myriad of non-essentials to rule their lives. The habitually rushed life is usually the confused life. I once saw a sign that read "Live for God: Don't Sweat the Small Stuff."

"You get $100,000 to make every worry of mine your own," said the executive. "Where is the $100,000 coming from?" asked the applicant. "Ah, that's your first worry!" replied the executive.

"Some people don't have inner peace because they worry about what they are going to eat and drink," says
Mitchel, 12. "God tells us not to worry about that stuff in Matthew 6:25-26." Good homework, Mitchel, but you forgot one item. Jesus mentioned clothing, as well. There's a large department store in my

"Some people don't like to be quiet a lot," says
Lauren, 7.



3. Know what to throw! 4. Turn the TV Off! 5. I need that Water too! 6. Take shorter showers! 7. Don’t throw it AWAY! Reuse!!! 8. Save An Animal’s Life! 9. Take a Hike! 10. Become a Zoo Member!
What: The El Paso Zoo is celebrating wildlife, conservation and Earth Day at this year’s Party for the Planet presented by Albertsons. In conjunction with Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the El Paso Zoo will take part in the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America! Party for the Planet festivities will include animal encounters, interactive booths, a jumping balloon, obstacle course, family cookout, and tons of family fun. The El Paso Water Utilities will also be giving out water efficient shower heads (while supplies last) to families attending the event. Come and meet environmental leaders in your community, and discover 10 things you can do in your community to help save the planet. When: Sunday, April 21 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Where: El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano, El Paso, TX 79905 About El Paso Zoo Locally recognized as the Best Place to Take the Kiddos, the El Paso Zoo sits on 35 acres of fun and adventure. Bigger and better than ever, the El Paso Zoo is an expansive green space that is home to exotic animals from around the world and features family attractions such as the African Star train and the Hunt Family Desert Spring. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), the El Paso Zoo celebrates the value of animals and natural resources and creates opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature. For more information, visit For news and exclusive content, follow us on Facebook ( and YouTube (

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A National Celebration at Armijo Park, 710 E. Seventh St.
The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host an Arbor Day Celebration at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 26th at Armijo Park, 710mE. Seventh St. Guest Speakers will be Oscar Mestas, Regional Urban Forester withnTexas A&M Forest Service, Brent Pearson, City Arborist, and Jennifer Barr-Ardovino, Chair of the City Tree Committee. Nanette Smejkal, El Paso Parks and Recreation Director will be Master of Ceremonies and special thanks to City Council Representative Cortney Niland for her generous support of the event along with the city General Services Department. This is also the 6th year for the City of El Paso being recognized with the award of Tree City USA and the winner of the local Arbor Day Poster Day Contest will also be announced. Arbor Day originated in Nebraska in 1872 to encourage individuals to plant and care for trees. Trees play

Arbor Day on April 26, 2013
Continued from page 37 Before the Apostle Paul tells his readers to be anxious for nothing but to pray about everything, he writes, "Rejoice in the Lord always" (Philippians 4:4). If this sounds unrealistic, consider the role of joy in the crucifixion of Christ. Scripture says it was the "joy that was set before Him" that allowed Jesus to endure the cross and despise its shame (Hebrews 12:2). The joy of knowing a God bigger than any set of circumstances produces confidence and endurance. Think about this: What you seek determines whether you have inner peace. Memorize this truth: "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you" (Matthew 6:33).

Ask this question: Does what you seek lead to peace?
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Fountains, wet food help prevent feline urinary problems
By Dr. Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori Universal Uclick For a healthier cat, add water. No, not to the outside — your cat will happily bathe himself — but to the inside. Encouraging increased fluid intake is one of the best things you can do to keep your cat healthy, along with keeping him at the proper weight. Combined, these two preventive-care strategies cost little and can save lots, by helping to prevent a common malady that can be a serious problem for cats and their owners — feline lower urinary tract disease, or FLUTD. FLUTD often causes cats to urinate outside the litter box, a classic warning sign of illness that you can see — and smell. Other symptoms include straining to urinate, crying out in the box or going more frequently. While FLUTD may strike any age or gender of cats, it is more frequently seen in middle-aged and overweight cats. Factors that increase the risk include lack of exercise, stress and chronic dehydration. Tips for avoiding FLUTD include: ♦ Hydration. Some cats will drink more if the water seems fresh, such as with fountains that keep the water filtered and circulating. You can find these at any good pet-supply store, or search for “cat drinking fountain” online. ♦ Chill your cat out. Decrease stress in the environment by providing your cat with scratching posts, window perches or kitty condos, and by playing active games with him. Pheromones such as Feliway also help keep cats calm. ♦ Keep home sweet home. Be more aware of changes in your cat when there are changes in your life such as new pets, a home remodel or a move. Provide your cat with a quiet room with all the amenities during a transition. ♦ Switch to “wet food.” Canned diets have higher water content than dry ones, and their palatability ensures that cats will take in more water Cats are drawn to fresh running water, which is why providing them with a fountain encourages them to drink more. with their meals. If you can’t completely switch, cut back on kibble and offer canned as a complement. ♦ Breaking up meals. Feed your cat several small meals during the day instead of one or two larger meals. Even better: Help keep your cat active by hiding food, either placing the bowls around the house or tucking food into special toys called “food puzzles.” ♦ Feed for health. Ask your veterinarian if therapeutic diets for urinary tract health are appropriate for your cat. These foods contain clinically proven antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids and controlled levels of minerals and vitamins to maintain a precise urine pH, and work to help treat or prevent FLUTD. Above all, make sure your cat stays at a healthy weight. Fat cats are a good thing only if they’re cartoon cats. For real-life ones, obesity leads to FLUTD and other serious health problems, such as diabetes. If you’re not sure if your cat is at proper weight, ask your veterinarian at your cat’s wellness exam. Once you know the weight your cat should be, you can then weigh him weekly by holding him, weighing the both of you, then weighing yourself without him. Keep a simple log of your pet’s weight and any changes so you stay ahead of any potential problems. And keep that fountain clean, so your cat will keep drinking!

Bunnies hop to it in latest pet sport
• The sport of dog agility began 25 years ago as an exhibition at Crufts, the English dog show that is the world’s largest. Based on the equine sport of show jumping, canine agility has grown to be extremely popular worldwide, and has itself inspired some spin-off sports. One of the newest is aimed at pet rabbits, who are trained to hop a series of jumps while on leash. The first championship event was held in Switzerland in 2011, with more than 50 rabbits competing. The sport has since started attracting participants in the United Kingdom and the United States. • Banfield Pet Hospital, best known for operating within Petsmart stores, is experimenting with stand-alone practices, opening a handful of them in the Portland, Ore., area with plans for more. VIN News reports that the move isn’t any indication that the alliance is changing between the two powerful pet-industry players. Banfield told VIN News that it is placing hospitals where it thinks they will do well, but where there aren’t currently Petsmart locations. • According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, people struggling to quit smoking can find extra motivation from their pets. The AVMA says owners who smoke are more likely to have dogs with lung and nasal sinus cancer, and cats who have lymphoma. When smokers are told that secondhand smoke can hurt their pets, almost a quarter say that they would think about quitting for the good of their pets. — Dr. Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori

There’s no excuse for sitting around with the new sport of agility growing for pet rabbits.


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6101 Gateway West S.15 Schedule good for Friday April 19th
*ADIOS AMIGO (PG)7:00 pm *EVIL DEAD (R)10:40 am | 11:35 am | 1:20 pm | 2:10 pm | 3:55 pm 4:45 pm | 6:30 pm | 7:20 pm | 9:05 pm | 9:55 pm *2D ESCAPE FROM PLANET EAR (PG) | 11:25 am | 2:15 pm | 4:50 pm *3D ESCAPE FROM PLANET EAR (PG) | 7:25 pm | 10:00 pm *2D GI JOE: RETALIATION (PG-13) 10:30 am | 1:25 pm | 4:20 pm | 7:15 pm | 10:10 pm *3D GI JOE: RETALIATION (PG-13) | 10:45 am | 1:10 pm | 1:40 pm | 4:05 pm | 4:35 pm 7:00 pm | 7:30 pm | 9:55 pm | 10:25 pm *3D D-BOX GI JOE: RETALIAT (PG-13) 10:45 am | 1:40 pm | 4:35 pm | 7:30 pm | 10:25 pm *HOME RUN (PG-13)10:30 am | 1:15 pm | 4:00 pm | 7:00 pm | 10:00 pm *IDENTITY THIEF (R)12:30 pm | 3:30 pm | 6:30 pm | 9:30 pm *INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTO (PG-13)10:35 am | 1:15 pm | 4:00 pm | 6:40 pm | 9:30 pm *3D JURASSIC PARK (PG-13)12:40 pm | 3:50 pm | 7:00 pm | 10:10 pm *OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (R)10:35 am | 11:15 am | 1:35 pm | 2:20 pm | 4:40 pm | 5:25 pm | 7:40 pm | 8:30 pm | 10:35 pm *TEMPTATION (PG-13)10:30 am | 1:15 pm | 4:10 pm | 7:05 pm | 10:00 pm *THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (R) | 11:40 am | 3:05 pm | 6:30 pm | 9:55 pm THE SILVER LININGS PLAYBO (R) | 12:20 pm | 3:30 pm | 9:50 pm * -- denotes Pass Restricted features

Schedule good for Friday April 19th
OblivionPG-13125 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 Scary Movie 5PG-1385 MinsDigital Cinema 10:10am | 1:10pm | 4:10p|7:10pm | 10:10pm The CroodsPG91 Mins 10:00am | 1:00pm | 4:00pm | 7:00pm Digital Cinema 11:00am | 2:00pm | 5:00pm | 8:00pm | 10:30pm Filly BrownR99 Mins Digital Cinema 10:35am | 1:35pm | 4:35pm | 7:35pm | 10:35pm The Lords of Salem R100 MinsDigital Cinema 10:25am | 1:25pm | 4:25pm | 7:25pm | 10:25pm 42PG-13128 Mins Digital Cinema 10:00am | 1:05pm | 4:10pm | 7:15pm | 10:20pm TranceR101 Mins Digital Cinema 10:40am | 4:40pm | 10:40pm The HostPG-13125 Mins Digital Cinema 10:05am | 1:05pm | 4:05pm | 7:05pm | 10:05pm The CallR95 Mins 1:40pm | 7:40pm Oz the Great and PowerfulPG127 Mins 2:45pm | 9:45pm Digital Cinema 11:30am | 6:15pm Jack the Giant Slayer PG-13115 Mins 10:30am | 4:30pm | 10:30pmDigital Cinema 1:30pm | 7:30pm SnitchPG-13112 Mins Digital Cinema 10:00pm Side EffectsR105 Mins Digital Cinema 10:20am | 1:20pm | 4:20pm | 7:20pm | 10:20pm

Schedule good for 4/19
42 (PG13)12:00 | 4:00 | 7:00 | 10:00 | 12:00am EVIL DEAD (R)11:30 | 12:00 | 2:00 | 2:30 | 4:30 | 5:00 | 7:00 | 8:00 | 9:30 | 10:20 | 12:00am G.I. JOE: RETALIATION 3D (PG13)11:00 | 1:40 | 4:20 | 7:00 | 9:40 | 12:20am G.I. JOE:RETALIATION 2D (PG13)11:30 | 2:10 | 4:50 | 7:30 | 10:10 JURASSIC PARK 3D (PG13) 1:00 | 4:00 | 7:00 | 10:00 OBLIVION (PG13)11:00 | 12:30 | 2:00 | 3:30 | 5:00 | 7:10 | 8:00 | 10:10 | 12:00am OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (R) 11:00 | 1:50 | 4:40 | 7:30 | 10:20 OZ: THE GREAT & POWERFUL 2D (PG)11:00 | 2:05 | 5:10 | 8:15 | 11:20 SCARY MOVIE 5 (PG13) 11:00 | 12:00 | 1:15 | 2:15 | 4:15 | 5:00 | 7:15 | 8:00 | 9:30 | 10:15 | 12:00am T.P. TEMPTATIONS:CONFESSIONS (PG13) 11:00 | 1:45 | 4:30 | 7:15 | 10:00 THE CALL (R) 11:00 | 1:25 | 4:00 | 7:00 | 9:45 | 12:10am THE CROODS 2D (PG) 11:00 | 1:25 | 3:00 | 4:15 | 5:30 | 7:00 | 8:30 | 9:25 THE CROODS 3D (PG) 12:30

Runtime 140 min MPAA Rating R for Language Throughout, A Sexual Reference, Some Violence, Teen Drug and Alcohol Use. Starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Ben Mendelsohn, Mahershala Ali, Dane DeHaan, Emory Cohen, Ray Liotta, Bruce Greenwood, Harris Yulin, Gabe Fazio, Olga Merediz Genre Crime drama Synopsis In upstate New York, two men (Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper), and later, their sons (Dane DeHaan, Emory Cohen) must deal with the unforeseen consequences of their actions.

West side of El Paso at Mesa & I-10

Schedule good for Friday April 19th
OblivionPG-13125 Mins9:45am | 12:45pm | 3:50pm | 7:00pm | 10:10pmDigital Cinema 9:05am | 10:25am | 12:05pm | 1:30pm | 3:05pm | 4:35pm | 6:15pm | 7:45pm | 9:25pm | 10:55pm The Place Beyond the PinesR140 Mins Digital Cinema 9:15am | 12:40pm | 4:05pm | 7:30pm | 10:50pm Scary Movie 5 PG-1385 MinsDigital Cinema 9:25am | 11:55am | 12:20pm | 2:15pm | 4:45pm | 5:30pm | 7:05pm | 9:35pm | 10:40pm The CroodsPG91 Mins 10:30am | 3:40pm | 9:05pmDigital Cinema 1:05pm | 6:25pm Filly BrownR99 Mins Digital Cinema 9:10am | 11:50am | 2:30pm 5:10p|7:55p| 10:35pm 42PG-13128 Mins Digital Cinema 9:30am | 12:50pm | 4:00p|7:15p| 10:25pm Evil DeadR91 Mins Digital Cinema 11:40am | 2:20pm | 5:00pm | 8:00pm | 10:30pm Jurassic Park (2013) PG-13127 Mins 12:10pm | 3:15pm | 6:45pm | 10:00pm Digital Cinema 9:00am Tyler Perry's TemptationPG-13111 Mins Digital Cinema 9:30pm G.I. Joe: Retaliation PG-13110 Mins 9:35am | 12:35pm | 6:55pmDigital Cinema 3:45pm | 9:50pm Olympus Has Fallen R120 MinsDigital Cinema 10:20am | 1:25pm | 4:25pm | 7:25pm | 10:45pm The CallR95 Mins Digital Cinema 9:50am | 2:50pm | 8:10pm Oz the Great and PowerfulPG127 Mins 2:25pmDigital Cinema 11:00am | 6:00pm


I-10 & Lee Trevino

Schedule good for 4/19-4/24
A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (R) 11:50a | 2:10p | 4:30p | 6:50p | 9:10p A HAUNTED HOUSE (R) 4:20p | 9:20p DARK SKIES (PG-13) 11:20a | 2:15p | 4:35p | 7:10p | 9:25p DEAD MAN DOWN (R) 11:05a | 1:45p | 7:05p 2D HANSEL AND GRETEL:WITCH HUNTERS (R) | 12:10p | 4:45p | 9:15p 3D HANSEL AND GRETEL:WITCH HUNTERS (R) | 2:40p | 6:55p 2D LIFE OF PI (PG) 11:10a | 4:50p 3D LIFE OF PI (PG) 2:00p | 8:00p MAMA (PG-13) 12:00p | 2:20p | 4:55p | 7:20p | 9:40p 3D MONSTERS INC. (G) 11:25a | 1:35p | 4:00p | 6:40p PARENTAL GUIDANCE (PG) 1:50p | 6:35p 2D RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG) 11:30a | 4:10p | 9:05p SAFE HAVEN (PG-13) 11:00a | 1:40p | 4:15p | 7:00p | 9:35p 3D THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) 9:00p THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (PG-13) | 11:40a | 2:05p | 5:00p | 7:35p | 10:00p THE LAST EXORCISM,PART 2 (PG-13) | 4:25p | 9:55p WARM BODIES (PG-13) 11:35a | 2:25p | 4:40p | 7:25p | 9:45p 2D WRECK-IT RALPH (PG) 11:15a | 1:55p | 6:45p

Las Palmas i-10 @ Zaragosa

Schedule good for Friday April 19th
OblivionPG-13125 Mins11:20am | 2:25pm | 5:30pm | 8:35pm | 11:40pm Digital Cinema 12:20pm | 1:20pm | 3:25pm | 4:25pm | 6:30pm | 7:30pm | 9:35pm | 10:40pm The Place Beyond the PinesR140 Mins Digital Cinema 11:25am | 3:00pm | 6:20pm | 9:50pm Scary Movie 5 PG-1385 MinsDigital Cinema 11:50am | 1:40pm | 2:35pm | 5:20pm | 6:50pm | 8:00pm | 10:25pm The CroodsPG91 Mins3:10pm | 6:10pmmDigital Cinema 11:10am | 1:50pm | 4:40pm | 7:20pm | 10:00pm Filly BrownR99 Mins Digital Cinema 11:30am | 2:10pm | 4:50pm | 7:50pm | 10:30pm | 11:50pm Home RunPG-13113 MinsDigital Cinema 11:15am | 2:05pm | 4:55pm | 7:45pm | 10:35pm The Lords of Salem R100 MinsDigital Cinema 11:35am | 2:20pm | 5:00pm | 7:40pm | 10:20pm 42 PG-13128 Mins Digital Cinema 11:00am | 12:40pm | 2:00pm | 3:50pm 5:10pm | 7:00pm 8:20pm | 10:10pm | 11:25pm Evil DeadR91 Mins Digital Cinema 11:05am | 12:10pm | 2:55pm | 4:15pm | 5:40pm | 8:10pm | 9:30pm | 10:45pm | 11:55pm Jurassic Park (2013) PG-13127 Mins 3:30pm | 6:45pm | 9:55pmDigital Cinema 12:15pm TranceR101 Mins Digital Cinema 9:10pm Tyler Perry's TemptationPG-13111 Mins Digital Cinema 11:05am | 1:55pm | 4:45pm | 7:25pm | 10:15pm G.I. Joe: Retaliation PG-13110 Mins 12:00pm | 8:50pm | 11:35pm Digital Cinema 1:30pm | 4:20pm | 7:10pm | 10:05pm Olympus Has Fallen R120 MinsDigital Cinema 12:30pm | 3:40pm | 6:40pm | 9:40pm The CallR95 Mins Digital Cinema 11:15am | 1:45pm | 4:35pm | 7:15pm | 9:45pm Oz the Great and Powerful PG127 Mins2:50pm Digital Cinema 11:40am | 6:00pm


2200 N. Yarbrough

Schedule good for 4 /19 - 4 /24 A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (R)4:30 pm | 7:05 pm | 9:30 pm 2D HANSEL & GRETEL(R)5:00 pm | 7:25 pm | 9:35 pm 2D LIFE OF PI (PG)4:15 pm | 9:45 pm 3D LIFE OF PI (PG)7:00 pm SAFE HAVEN(PG-13)4:30 pm | 7:15 pm | 10:00 pm THE LAST EXORCISM PART 2 (PG-13) | 5:25 pm | 7:40 pm | 9:50 pm WARM BODIES(PG-13)4:45 pm| 7:10 pm | 9:25 pm 2D WRECK IT RALPH (PG)4:20 pm | 9:10 pm 3D WRECK IT RALPH (PG) 6:45 pm

TIMES FOR APRIL 19 - APRIL 25 THE BIG WEDDING (R) Thu. 10:00 PM EVIL DEAD (R) Fri.-Thu. 12:40 3:10 5:30 7:55 10:15 PAIN & GAIN (NR–Not Rated) Thu. 9:00 PM JURASSIC PARK 3D (PG13) Fri.-Thu. 6:45 9:50 OBLIVION (PG13) Fri. 12:50 1:30 4:00 4:30 6:55 7:35 9:40 TYLER PERRY’S TEMPTATION (PG13) Fri.-Thu. 9:55 PM 10:25; Sat.-Sun. 10:50 12:50 1:30 4:00 4:30 6:55 7:35 9:40 G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (PG13) Fri.-Thu. 12:45 4:00 7:00 10:25; Mon.-Wed. 12:50 1:30 4:00 4:30 6:55 7:35 9:40 10:25; 9:45 Thu. 12:50 1:30 4:00 4:30 6:55 9:40 THE CROODS 3D (PG) Fri. 1:30 3:50; Sat.-Sun. 11:05 1:30 42 (PG13) Fri. 1:25 1:45 4:15 4:40 7:05 7:40 9:55 10:20; Sat.3:50; Mon.-Thu. 1:30 3:50 Sun. 10:55 1:25 1:45 4:15 4:40 7:05 7:40 9:55 10:20; Mon.THE CROODS (PG) Fri. 1:50 4:25 7:15; Sat.-Sun. 11:25 1:50 Wed. 1:25 1:45 4:15 4:40 7:05 7:40 9:55 10:20; Thu. 1:25 1:45 4:25 7:15; Mon.-Thu. 1:50 4:25 7:15 4:15 4:40 7:05 7:40 10:20 OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (R) Fri. 2:15 5:00 7:45 10:20; SCARY MOVIE V (PG13) Fri. 1:20 3:30 5:40 7:50 10:05; Sat.-Sun. 11:00 2:15 5:00 7:45 10:20; Mon.-Tue. 2:15 5:00 7:45 Sat.-Sun. 11:10 1:20 3:30 5:40 7:50 10:05; Mon.-Thu. 1:20 3:30 5:40 7:50 10:05 10:20; Wed. 1:35 4:20 10:10; Thu. 2:15 5:00 7:45 10:20


Out & About

Calendar of upcoming events for El Paso/ Southern New Mexico are from April 18th - 24th, 2013
If you want your upcoming event listed in SPOTLIGHT’S Out & About section, please send all your relevant data by e-mail to:
“April Showers” is 6 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at El Buchanan’s 11540 Pellicano, featuring Las Diablas vs. Las Catrinas and Las Viudas Negras vs. Sexecutioners. Doors open at 5 p.m., Ticket information: $25 April 19-20. Military, student and team discounts offered. Online registration at Packet pickup is 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Up and Running, 3233 N. Mesa, and 7 to 7:45 a.m. at the start line on race day. T-shirt to first 200 participants; refreshments available at finish line. Trophy for largest team and top three male and female overall runners. Medals for top three male and female runners in each age category. his wife, Eurydice, who after and untimely death is sent to Hades and struggles to find her memories that will help her make the untimely choice of whether to return to each with Orpheus or to say in Hades with her father. Directed by Chuck Gordon. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $12 ($10 UTEP faculty/staff/alumni association members, seniors, military, groups of 10 or more and non-UTEP students; $9 UTEP students and children age 4 to 12). Information: 7475118 or Web:

‘Mighty Mujer’ Triathlon — The all-female
“super sprint” (300-yard swim/15k bike /2-mile run) benefiting the Center Against Family Violence is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, starting at Memorial Park Pool, 3251 Copper. Teams of 2, 3 or 4 women can compete against others in three separate categories: mother/daughter; family; girlfriends (must indicate category and team name at time of registration). Participants must be 12 or older. Each team member must complete entire race; no relays. Fastest overall average time wins. Cost: $60 by March 1; $65 March 1-April 10; $70 April 11-17. Information: 433-3439. Online registration at

‘The Children’s Hour’
— El Paso Community College’s Department Drama closes its season with the play by Lillian Hellman 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturday, April 18-20, at the EPCC Transmountain Campus Forum. Directed by Hector Serrano. Doors open at 7 p.m. Children 7 and older welcome. Tickets: $15 ($10 non-EPCC students and military, $7 EPCC students); cash or checks only. Information: 831-5056 or In Hellman’s masterpiece, a young student’s lie has unexpected and tragic repercussions in an all-girls school.

Buchanan’s Event Center — The event center
is at 11540 Pellicano. Events begin at 9 p.m. (line starts at 8 p.m.) and are all ages with 21 and over designated drinking session, unless otherwise listed. Tickets for most events available at Headstand, Happy House and online at •

‘Eurydice’ — The UTEP
Department of Theatre and Dance presents story from Greek mythology April 19-29, in the Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre. Eurydice is the retelling of the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of

Knife Party — The

Lower Valley Health Fair — The 31st annual
health fair is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Socorro High School, 10150 Alameda, with food, health screenings, entertainment, children’s games, free preventative education and information and more. Sponsored by Texas Children’s Dental, University Medical Center and El Paso Department of Public Health. Information: 937-8307.

Australian electro house duo performs 9 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Ticket: $26, $31 or $36. • Australian

Earth Day – The City of El Paso Environmental Services Department’s Earth Day celebration is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in the Union Plaza District, 511 Western

Court along Anthony and San Francisco, in conjunction with the Downtown Market. The event featured informational and educational booths, music, games and family activities. Admission if free. Information: 621-6754.

Progressive Insurance 2013 El Paso RV and Travel Show — Hundreds
of motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth-wheels, truck campers, and folding campers will be on display April 18-21at El Paso Convention Center, with camping accessories, information on campgrounds and travel destinations and daily seminars and entertainment. Hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $8 ($5 online e-club members; free for ages 12 and younger). Half-price for active military and Good Sam Club members, with ID for box office tickets only. Information: 1-800-848-6247, ext 2414 or RV safety educational seminars presented by Walter Cannon, Executive Director of the RV Safety & Education Foundation. Good Sam Club membership available at the box office for $25 (includes one free adult admission). Children’s activities include face painting (hours to be determined) and a coloring contest available online for ages 2-12.

DJ Tommy Trash per-

‘The Temperamentals’ — El Paso Playhouse,
2501 Montana, presents John Marans’s play about the founding of the Mattachine Society, the first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights organization in the United States, April 19-May 11. Directed by Ivan Sandlin. 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, Metropolitan Community Church hosts a fundraising performance of the play at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at El Paso Playhouse. Free beverages and hors d’oeuvres served prior to performance and during intermission. Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Information: 532-1317 (Playhouse), or fundraiser committee chair Beverly Cotton at 2559475 or

forms Saturday, April 20. Details to be announced.

Piano Recital — The El Paso Music Teacher’s Association Student Affiliate presents students in grades K-12 in recital at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial Admission is free. Information: 584-7911.

Tribute to Rocio — Local singer Virginia Sandoval and Mariachi Frontera will perform a tribute concert the late Spanish singer Rocio Dúrcal at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Sand Dunes Event Hall, 11400 Rojas. Dance music by the Man Band. Bring your own bottle; setups and snacks available. Admission: $10. Information: 833-7295 or 422-6685.

Run from your Taxes
— Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants hosts the 5K run and 1-mile walk at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at Geo Geske’s G2, 2701 N. Stanton. Proceeds benefit El Paso Chapter UTEP Accounting Endowment Scholarship Fund. Cost: $20 per event (by April 18);

Sun City Roller Girls
— The Roller Girls’ April bout



‘Jewelry For A Voice’ —
En Voz Alta, a non-profit organization that supports children with hearing loss, hosts its dinner and silent jewelry auction 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at El Paso Club, 201 W. Main (top floor Chase Building). Entertainment also featured. Tickets: $50; available at 521-7229 or online at


• Soilwork — The Swedish

TRicky Falls — 209 S. El Paso. All shows are all-ages (16 and older), unless listed otherwise. Information: 351-9909 or Tickets for most shows available at All That Music, Bowie Feathers, Maria’s Closet, Eloise and online at

list and directions available online at April 20-21 artists: • Stephanie Conroy, 9920 Singapore, with guest artist Ann Checchia • Sandy Lenderman, 10305 Maxwood • Manuel Alvarado (with guest Nora Reyes), Palmira Lopez and Bert Saldana studios and galleries at 1501 Main (San Elizario) with guest artist Nora Reyes • Alberto Escamilla, 1445 Main (San Elizario).

Last Thursdays
with the Downtown Arts District & mARTket Thursday, April 25, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Last Thursdays is an art walk downtown that includes free special programs and exhibitions from the El Paso Museum of Art, art exhibitions from local galleries, live artist demonstrations and performances, live-music, with drink and dining specials at downtown restaurants. Last Thursdays is a collaboration to showcase the contemporary art scene of El Paso and experience the cultural renaissance that has emerged downtown. Free to enjoy! available for purchase. The Grocery Gallery – 305 Chihuahua on the corner of Overland The Grocery Gallery is pleased to present, “Nothing destroys, everything changes.” A group exhibition with works by Ana Luisa Arias, Ricardo Vela, Mark Rojas, Reginald Watterson, Sebastian Fernandez missal Loft Light Studios – 315 S. El Paso St. Loft Light Studios is proud to present an exhibition by Jose Martinez, and a group show by several local artists working in various media. Art work is The Station – 500 W. Overland, 2nd floor of the Transtelco building Featuring an exhibition of painting and sculpture from artist Grant Billingsley, current recipient of The Border Art Residency. Additional permanent works by the Jellyfish Collectivo will be on view. 2nd Floor Contemporary Arts – 205 E. San Antonio 2nd Floor Contemporary Arts is pleased to present, “Local talent, global attention.” Purple Pop Up Gallery – 210 E. Mills The Purple Pop Up Gallery is proud to present the first U.S. exhibition by Jellyfish Collectivo from Ciudad Juarez, titled, Personas Sin Conviciones, (Men without convictions). The gallery will also present a site specific video installation and live music. The Red Room at the Network – enter through 317 E. Mills Live screen printing by Alan Hodson, the first 30 art patrons will receive a free hand made screen print T-shirt from Recovery T- Shirts El Paso Museum of History – 510 N. Santa Fe Current exhibitions: Charrería: The Artisanship of Mexican Equestrian Culture, and Heritage of Faith: Mission of Hope: History of the Diocese of El Paso Crossland Gallery & Art Junction 500 W. Paisano

El Paso Symphony Orchestra - The Symphony performs its season finale with the return of Gürer Aykal as Emeritus Conductor and guest pianist Jon Nakamatsu at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, in the Plaza Theatre. The program includes Packales’s “Tour/Retour (Tango for Orchestra) Op. 71, Rachmaninoff’s Concerto for Piano No. 3, op. 30, D minor and Resphigi’s “Ancient Air and Dances.” Ticket information: 532-3776 or A native of Turkey, Aykal works as General Music Director and Principal Conductor of Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra in Turkey and performs as questing conductor of many orchestras abroad. He began his career as Permanent Conductor of the Presidential Symphony Orchestra of Turkey, and later became Music Director and Conductor, leading a tour of the United States in 1997 that made stops at New York City’s Lincoln Center and Washington D. C’s J.F.K. Center.

El Paso Museum of Art – 1 Arts Festival Plaza 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Free admission to The Wyeths Across Texas and 70 Years of Mexican Art: New Languages, New Worlds 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Inspire, Create, Collaborate: In collaboration with Valle Verde Early College High School - Join us for a one-nightonly reception celebrating original artwork inspired by the permanent collection at the El Paso Museum of Art. Artists will be on hand to present their artwork. 6:15 PM Tour of The Wyeths Across Texas with Curator Christian Gerstheimer 6:45 PM Tour of 70 Years of Mexican Art: New Languages, New Worlds with Senior Curator Patrick Cable, Ph.D. Tours are limited to the first 40 people (each tour). Please meet on the second floor at the top of the stairs for each tour. Camino Real Hotel – 101 S. El Paso St. Maintain Creative Coalition presents, Real Eyes: Downtown Pop Up Gallery at the Camino Real Uptown Bar Tricky Falls – 209 S. El Paso St. Tricky Falls will host mARTket and performances by bands Halfbreed Lovers, Emily Davis, and The Dis-

• The

death metal band performs at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, April 18, with opening acts Blackguard, Jeff Loomis, The Browning and Wretched. Tickets: $18.

Melodians — The

• Fatoumata

Jamaican Reggae group performs at 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, with El Paso’s Radio La Chusma and L.A.’s Chris Murray and Steady Shakedown. Tickets: $10.


— The Malian folk musician performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Tickets: $20. • Har 9 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Tickets: $8.

Mar Superstar —

Woman’s Club ‘Ice Cream’ bake sale — The
Woman’s Club of El Paso’s Arts and Craft Auxiliary hosts its mini bazaar and bake sale 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Woman’s Club, 1400 N. Mesa. Guests can build their own sundae. Admission: $3. Information: 532-6131,

El Paso Artists Studio Tour — The 6th annual tour featuring more than 30 artists at 23 local studios and galleries is 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 20-21 at Eastside and San Elizario studios, and April 27-28 from the Upper Valley to Central El Paso. Look for the bright yellow signs. Sponsored by the Plein Air Painters of El Paso and El Paso Scene. Admission is free; refreshments offered at each studio. Information: 581-4971. Full studio

Downtown Artist Market
— The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department’s market for area artists are Saturdays in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space for about 53 artists available each month. Information: 541-4942.Cont/next page

SPOTLIGHTEPNEWS.COM APRIL 18, 2013 PAGE 47 Continued from page 46.. City of El Paso Environmental Services Department’s Earth Day celebration is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20, in conjunction with the market with informational and educational booths, music, games and family activities. Andrew Lloyd Webber classic musical about the life of Evita Peron April 19-May 12. Tickets: $33-$45 Friday and Saturday; $30-$40 Wednesday,

Bonnie Whalen and Paul Kroger - Music
Forum El Paso presents the pianist performing four-hand piano at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at El Paso Museum of Art. Admission is free. Information:

El Paso Raiders — The semipro adult football team, now in its second year, hosts the Silver City Reapers at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at UTEP’s Sun Bowl Stadium. The team are part of the AAA New Mexico Premier Football League. Admission is free to all games. The league is a nonprofit organization and is supported by donations and sponsors. Information: 497-6266 or Google “El Paso Raiders.” ‘Irish Run’ — Cathedral High School’s 8th annual 5K competitive run and 1-mile fun walk begin Sunday, April 21, at Cathedral High School, 1309 N. Stanton. Cost: $20 per event ($15 military, students and seniors, with ID at packet pickup). Teams of more $15 per person by April 12 (trophy for largest team). Online registration (through April 18) at Pre-race registration and packet pickup is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, at Cathedral High School. Race day registration is 7 to 7:45 a.m. at race site.

Encaustic International Art Studio and Gallery — 7100 Westwind,
Suites 120 and 135. The gallery is the studio of El Paso encaustic artist Brigitte von Ahn. Hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Information: 833-0454 or Opening reception for “Encaustic Art goes Native American” is 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, with new paintings by several of the gallery and studio artists, including Lori Wertz, Joyce Stine and Brigitte von Ahn. The ancient art medium of painting with bees wax was first explored in the desert of ancient Greece and Egypt, and is applied to themes of the Native Americans in the desert Southwest.

Thursday and Sunday dinner matinees; $16-$26 non-dinner matinees. Showtime is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with dinner matinee at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, and non-dinner matinees at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 28 and May 5. Tickets: $45 Friday and Saturday; $40 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday dinner matinees; $26 non-dinner matinees ($2 discount for all tickets for UTEP faculty/staff/ alumni association members; group of 20 or more; ages 4-12; non UTEP-students, military; $10 discount for UTEP students). Information: 7476060. Featuring the memorable classic “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” the story follows the life of poor Argentine girl who becomes the wife of the President of Argentina. Celebrated as a hero among the people as the voice of the poor and working class until her untimely death.

The San Elizario Historic District Sculpture Series will unveil the third sculpture, “Onate” (El Encuentro) on Sunday, April 21, 2013. The sculpture commemorates the arrival of Oñate to the area in April 1598. It will be the third presentation by sculptor Guadalupe Jacquez Calderon. The unveiling will take place at 4 p.m., in the sculpture garden, at the new Peña Gallery in the Historic District on Alarcon Road. The San Elizario Historic District Sculpture Series project will include twelve historical based sculptures. The “Billy The Kid” and “The Ox” sculptures were presented in 2013. The “Buffalo Soldier” will be unveiled later this year. The event is showcased during the Mission Trail Art Market on Sunday. Including live music, Reenactments of the Billy the Kid Breakout at the old jail, Matachine performance by Danza San Elceario and more. Peña Gallery 12790 Alarcon Rd – San Elizario Historic District Contact: Al Borrego 915-851-0093

Border Book Festival
— The 19th annual Border Book Festival offers a film festival, filmmaker talks, panels, readings, music, food and more Friday and Saturday, April 19-20, in the Rio Grande Theatre in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall and in the Mesquite Historic District. This year’s theme is “Raíces Real del Camino Real/Real, Royal Roots of the Camino Real.” The festival brings together writers, journalists and filmmakers to explore the roots of connection on the historic Camino Real de La Tierra Adentro, a 1,600 mile trade route between Mexico City and northern New Mexico. School and community outreach programs are planned Friday. Information/schedule: (575) 523-3988 or, or

El Paso Museum of Art — One Arts Festival
Plaza, downtown El Paso. Information: 532-1707 or Family Day is 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21. All ages are welcome to participate in free programming highlighting The Wyeths Across Texas exhibition and Earth Day 2013. Guests can experiment with hands-on art activities, and receive free admission to ticketed exhibitions between noon and 5 p.m.

‘Evita’ - UTEP Dinner Theatre presents the Tim Rice and

Mike Epps — The actor/comedian performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Abraham Chavez Theatre. He was mostly recently seen starring in the Sony Pictures film “Jumping the Broom.” Tickets: $48-$68 (Ticketmaster). Known for his quick wit and ability to blend hip hop audiences with comedy, Epps hosted both the 2009 and 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards. In 2010, he also starred in a standup special on Comedy Central and Showtime, and released his first comedy rap album called “Funny Bidness: Da Album.”


Border Book Festival ... In conjunction with the festival, the Rio Grande Theatre Gallery will host Border Book Festival memorabilia exhibit through April, with opening reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 6, as part of the Downtown Art Ramble. This year’s festival features a film festival with Mexican filmmaker Viviana García Besné, Chicano filmmaker Jesús Treviño and Santa Clara, NM filmmaker Nora Naranjo Morse as well as singer/songwriter and nonfiction writer, Rubén Martínez, author of “Desert America: Boom and Bust in the New Old West.” Film screenings are all day Friday. Sponsorship of $7.50 includes screening, and a burrito and drink. Screenings include “My Rez” and “Otero Mesa” by Mescalero System of Care Leadership Youth students age 12-21, “Gia’s Song” and “Clay Beings” by Nora Naranjo Morse, “Maria the Pottery Maker of San Ildelfonso Pueblo” by Bandelier National Park and National Park Service, and “Gangs” by Jesús Trevino. Saturday’s screenings include “Always Becoming” by Nora Naranjo Morse and “Raíces de Sangre” by Jesús Treviño. Friday evening feature presenter is García Besné, and the ¡Camino! Saturday night presentation features literary and musical talents of all artists as well as the talent of Sihasin, a Navajo sister and brother musical duo from Flagstaff. The event also celebrates the Border Book Festival’s new home at 314 S. Tornillo, Las Cruces.

Information: (575) 937-6957 or

The Texas Tenors — Three ruggedly handsome Texans with gorgeous tenor voices sing gospel, country, classical and Broadway, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or Tickets: $76 and $79. Flickinger Center for Performing Arts —
1110 New York Ave. Alamogordo. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., unless listed otherwise. Information: (575) 4372202 or • RichterUzur Duo — The classical duo performs Saturday, April 20, featuring original arrangements blending classical and pop. Tickets: $10, $20, $25 and $30.

Now Taking Reservations For Homesteading Mars!
Museum Summer Camp Expands Programs
(Alamogordo, NM) Whether your young explorer dreams of landing on the red planet, searching for extraterrestrials, finding the ultimate home away from home in another galaxy or delving into the mysterious world of the dinosaur, the New Mexico Space Academy’s summer camp program has just the right camp. Registration is underway for the state’s premier summer science camp for cadets entering grades kindergarten through 12th grade at the New Mexico Museum of Space History. Camp begins the first week of June and continues through the last week of July, with new sessions starting each Monday. With NASA’s directive to send a mission to Mars, “Homesteading Mars” is a natuies the Sun holds that will help explorers search for that all important other world. They will find out about Twin Earths, Super Earths, and even Eyeball Earth. Then they will launch a replica of the first spaceborne solar telescope and build a working model of a solar satellite. What’s more exciting than exploring new planets? Why, finding life there, of course. “Alien Hunters” is the search for extraterrestrial life and it starts right here on Earth. They’ll discover “bug-eyed monsters” living in our midst and how to detect them on other worlds. What happens if they find ET? They’ll need to talk to him, so cadets will get a lesson on communication skills that are out of this world! A little closer to home, cadets explore what happened to the dinosaurs 65 million years ago in “Rex Rocket!” They’ll investigate the secret lives of dinosaurs, and whether or not everything was a dinosaur back then. They’ll learn about the anatomy of dinosaurs, and their friends, and uncover the disaster that buried hundreds of Coelophysis, now the New Mexico state fossil. Cadets will make their own deep impact with an asteroid catapult and tsunami simulator to see the risks that we still face. Last but certainly not least, they will design a mission to stop an asteroid headed for Earth. It’s all about space at the New Mexico Space Academy summer camp programs. Register your cadet today! Download the registration form at or call 575-437-2840 ext. 41137. The New Mexico Space Academy is the education department of the New Mexico Museum of Space History, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
All photos courtesy of the NM Museum of Space History

Sebastian Baverstam
— Las Cruces Civic Concert Association presents “powerfully expressive” cellist at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Tickets: $20. Information: (575) 521-4051. Baverstam is a winner of the 2009 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, as well as the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Concerto Competition. He has performed at Carnegie Hall and, been featured on the nationally syndicated radio show From the Top and participated in a PBS documentary.

Another important, and fun, part of summer camp is field trips. These cadets were on a trip to the Three Rivers Petroglyph site. Summer camp field trips at the New Mexico Space Academy are geared towards the theme of the class and give cadets an opportunity to learn outside the classroom. ral for fledgling astronauts. In this camp, cadets will design and build a habitat for the Mars community of New Jamestown. They’ll learn what it takes to live in a remote, hostile environment and how to take care of life’s necessities like oxygen, water, food and power. Mars may be the first stepping stone for humankind, but the second could take us beyond our own solar system. In “Goldilocks Star”, cadets will hunt for stars that might support life on other worlds. They’ll start with our own star, the Sun, and learn how it supports life on Earth. Cadets will learn about the myster-

Renaissance Festival
— The Shire of Ghillie Shu and Gallery 408 hosts a renaissance festival Saturday and Sunday April 20-21, at McDonald Park at the south end of Carrizozo, N.M. near Hwy 54 (look for flag markers). The family event features artisans and craft vendors, performs and more. Visitors are encouraged to dress in their fantasy wear for the event.

‘Twelve Angry Men’
— The Las Cruces Community Theatre presents the drama by Reginald Rose April 5-21. Directed by Joe Pfeiffer. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $10 ($9 seniors, students, military; $8 per person for groups of 10 or more; $7 children under six). Information: (575) 523-1200 or It’s just not summer camp at the New Mexico Museum of Space History unless there are lots of rockets to launch! This young rocket builder concentrates on making sure his parachute strings are straight. Every summer camp cadet builds their own rocket and launches it as part of the graduation ceremonies held each Friday.

For more info or call 575-437-2840 ext. 41137.


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‘Twelve Angry Men’...
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. It looks like an open-and-shut case — until one of the jurors begins opening the others’ eyes to the facts. Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men.

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April 18th

Knife Party LIVE in Concert
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‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’— No Strings Theater Company concludes its season with the new comedy by Sara Ruhl April 12-28 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces, directed by Ceil Herman. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21 and 28, and 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25. Tickets: $10 ($9 students and seniors over 65 and $7 all seats Thursday). Information/reservations: (575) 523-1223 or ‘POP: Priority One Project’— The collaborative
project of Theatre Arts and Creative Media And Digital Arts is at 6 p.m. Thursday and 2:30 and 6 p.m. Friday, April 18-19, at Doña Ana Community College East Mesa Auditorium, 2800 N. Sonoma Ranch in Las Cruces, featuring short student films and plays focusing on student success. The evening includes a public showing of three films, performance of a play, and discussion of the creative process. Admission is free. Information: (575) 528-7048.

Thursday April 18th 2013 Buchanan's Event Center, El Paso Texas


‘Picasso at the Lapin Agile’ — American Southwest Theatre Company ends its season with the hit play by Steve Martin April 19-May 5 at NMSU’s new Center for the Arts, 1000 E. University Ave. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, plus 2 p.m. Sunday (second and third week of production) and 7:30 p.m. the final Thursday of the production. Tickets: $15 ($13 seniors/NMSU staff and faculty with ID; $10 NMSU students and students age 3-17 with current school ID). Information: (575) 646-4515. A Parisian bar is the location of a chance meeting between Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein, who challenge each other’s ideas about art, science, life and love. ‘Dido and Aenaes and Trial by Jury’ — Doña
Ana Lyric Opera presents both a classic and a comic opera Friday, April 19-21, at NMSU’s Atkinson Music Recital Hall. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10-$15. (Ticketmaster). Information: (575) 646-1986. “Dido and Aeneas,” composed by Henry Purcell with a libretto by Nahum Tate, is based on Book IV or Virgil’s “Aenid” and tells of the Queen of Carthage’s love for the Trojan hero. Gilbert and Sullivan’s one-act satirical “Trial by Jury” is about a breach of marriage lawsuit.

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April 20th

Classix @Supernite
We are excited to welcome back El Paso favorites and two of our favorite guys to have out... CLASSIXX (LA)

Snoop Lion - Reincarnated Steve Martin & Edie Brickell - ove Has Come For You Tate Stevens - Tate Stevens The Crackling - Mary Magdalene The Veils - Time Stays, We Go Tin Cup Serenade - Tragic Songs Of Hope Will.I.Am. #willpower Young Galaxy Ultramarine

Cavern City Classic — Carlsbad Velo Cycling Club host the 2013 Ominum Stage Races begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21, in Carlsbad, N.M. with two road races: a 13.5-mile loop on Saturday and a 53-mile course from NMSU-Carlsbad to Living Desert State Park on Sunday. Pre-registration: $40 for one race; $55 for both by April 18. Late registration is $40 for one race; $60 for both. No fee for juniors 16 and under, but must have annual or one-day USAC license. No race day registration. Online registration at Information: Steve Kouba, or


Neon Desert Music Festival


DJ Spotlight | Bad Boy Bill
Courtesy of: It wasn’t very long ago that a bizarre and glorious new sound began creeping out of nightclubs in Chicago. Before this future music captivated the world, before it spread to London and New York, before it was even given a name, this new sound captured the imagination of a young Chicago teenager who prior to coming out of his teens would have a name synonymous with Chicago House Music: That name was Bad Boy Bill. Beginning his career when he was a freshman in High School, it was a time when most people hadn’t even heard of House Music yet. But for Bill it was a fresh and amazing sound and he had to be involved. Influenced heavily by the Legendary Hot Mix 5, Bill spent day and night working on his craft eventually catching the eyes of the very radio stations he spent all of his time listening to. By the time he graduated high school Bill was a regular on the radio and one of the most popular DJ’s in Chicago. While only a teenager Bad Boy Bill was already releasing music on a label he founded with his friend Mike “Hitman” Wilson called “International House Records”. Bills tracks were being played by DJ’s all over the country while his DJ Schedule was getting so busy that he was booked almost every night of the week. It seemed that Chicago could not get enough of Bad Boy Bill and he gave them what they wanted working endlessly mixing on the radio, making mix Cd’s, producing music and Deejaying at nightclubs clubs he wasn’t even old enough to get in to. Bill’s passion for House Music and his astounding natural ability behind the turntables eventually led him to the competition scene where he would win numerous DJ Battles across the country including placing in multiple DMC Championships. Bill constantly pushed the envelope and came up with incredible style and techniques to punish his competition including a performance so infamous it was censored on the DMC contest video. While still very young The Bad Boy Bill legacy continued to take off with his “Hot Mix” mix tape series. During a time when you couldn’t drive down the streets of Chicago without hearing Bad Boy Bills Hot Mixes blasting out of someone’s speakers, the tapes spread throughout the city as everyone had to have them as soon as they came out. Selling out of the trunk of his car and at local record stores, it became nearly impossible to keep up with the demand, which led Bill to his next venture of starting the record company Mix Connection Multimedia. Mix Connection’s first order of business was to make Bill one of the first DJ’s to sell legal mix tapes at major retail stores. The fully licensed “Bangin the Box” mix series was the first of its kind and sold hundreds of thousands of copies in stores around the world. As Bill’s mix-tape sales increased so did America’s fascination with electronic music. Word began to spread throughout the country about Bad Boy Bill and he quickly started to get booked across America and abroad making Bill one of the earlier touring DJs and thus paving the way for what were to become todays “Rockstar” DJ’s As Bill’s popularity increased, he kept his feet firmly rooted in Chicago’s House scene, expanding the Mix Connection empire by forming the legendary labels Moody Recordings and re-inventing International House Records (IHR). The labels were a huge success and allowed Bill to discover talent in Chicago as well as other parts of the world releasing some of the era’s best house music including Paul Johnsons “Get Get Down” which was one of the highest selling house records of all time. Bill continued to expand the company forming DJ by BPM Magazine in 2003 as well as in 2006 Always one step ahead of the pack, it was in this same era that Bill foresaw the industry’s shift to digital media, and teamed up with a small group of friends to co-found Starting out as a small website Beatport quickly exploded and revolutionized the DJ world and has now become the worlds leading distributor of electronic music. In 2009, after years of touring and industry innovation, Bad Boy Bill finally made time to accomplish his goal of producing his own album. Bad Boy Bill “The Album” was a long time coming and it did not disappoint the thousands of fans who eagerly awaited its release. The record was a huge success on multiple levels with singles such as “Falling Anthem” and “Do What You Like” topping dance charts all over the world while other tracks were quickly licensed for use on TV shows and Commercials. While Bill continues to go strong with an intense tour schedule and countless hours in the studio working on upcoming releases; one thing that will not change is his fans demands for Bad Boy Bills signature Mix Cd’s. The “Behind the Decks Radio show” a monthly podcast and free download became Bills answer to the swarms of fans that constantly asked him for new mixes. Unlike other podcasts the Behind the Decks radio show gives you the feel of a live Bad Boy Bill DJ set filled with exclusive tracks and Bad Boy Bill style mixing and scratching. Upon its launch the radio show was immediately picked up by radio stations across the world for syndication. In an industry that’s notoriously fickle, and regularly dethrones it’s top DJs for the next big thing, Bad Boy Bill has consistently stayed ahead of the pack. His innovation has shaped the industry, not just behind the decks, but in every aspect of the business. Bad Boy Bill is the rare embodiment of past, present, and future. He will always be a legend for his contribution to the EDM world, he is lauded for what he’s doing today, and the industry and his legions of fans are always wondering what he will do next.

additional labels under the Mix Connection Umbrella. In the 2000’s Bill continued his innovation, taking the concept of DJ mix to the next level with his “Behind the Decks” CD/DVDs. The DVD’s again were the first of their kind and unlike the typical mix CD, came fully stocked with live show footage, incredible visuals and lots of behind the scenes footage which gave fans a chance to truly get a feel of what its like to be on the road and in the studio with Bad Boy Bill. Bills dominance of the House Music scene, his one of a kind mix releases, his incredible live shows (which now became some of the first DJ shows to include live custom visuals along with his own team of dancers) combined with the success of his record labels led Bill to be crowned as Americas Favorite



Golf Insider


Double sandy

Making a par or better after being in two bunkers in a row, e.g., drive into a bunker on a par 4, from there hit into another bunker, then up and down for a par.


Mind power
Is it possible to scare someone to death? Yes, if you’re a witch doctor and your enemy believes in voodoo. Is it possible to have a sham operation on your knee and be cured of arthritic knee pain? Yes, if you believe in the efficacy of the operation. Is it possible to be cured of depression by taking a sugar pill? Yes, if you believe that it’s going to help. What is the constant in all of these diverse, counterintuitive experiences? The common element is that the mind believes it will happen, so the body makes physical changes to get it done — for good or for ill. These phenomena are called placebos when the person prospers because he’s placed in a positive frame of mind, and nocebos when the opposite is true. And because of the power they command to affect lives, the scientific literature in this area is growing rapidly. The stepchild of the placebo/nocebo is superstition. Humans will do whatever they can to exert control over their environment, even if it involves some illogical behavior. Lysann Damisch and her colleagues at the University of Cologne found that superstition is like a placebo: It works if you think it does. Apparently, superstition boosts a player’s confidence, which in turn improves performance. “Our results suggest,” she says, “that the activation of a superstition can indeed yield performance-improving effects.” This explains why there is so much more to golf than the physical swing. For many years, I have trained both teachers and students on how to run their brains as well as how to swing the club. If we can demonstrate mental powers that operate in spheres like medicine, religion and other sports, then why not tap the source of those same powers for your golf game? Learning how to take advantage of the powers that control phenomena like placebos and nocebos is the basis of my book “The 30-Second Golf Swing: How to Train Your Brain to Improve Your Game.” To find a copy, visit

The correct path
There are many ways to swing a golf club, but great players have one thing in common: They deliver the club to the ball on the correct path. In a good golf swing, the club shaft approaches the ball parallel to the target line when the hands are waist high. Mistakes occur when the shaft approaches too severely from inside the target line, or too much from the outside. Good players tend to err on the inside track, with the butt end of the shaft pointing right of target. High-handicappers tend to approach from the outside, so the butt points left of target. For each flaw, there is a compensating motion that develops over time. “Insiders” learn to flip their hands through impact to keep the ball from going right, while “outsiders” learn to hold on and “chicken wing” to keep the ball from going left. Neither move is good because excessive manipulation of the club cannot be done effectively over an entire round of golf. The best drill to cure path problems is the drop drill. Pause at the top of the backswing, then start your downswing with two simultaneous motions: Transfer your weight into your target hip while your hands drop straight down to hip height. At this point, your entire club shaft should be between the target line and the toe line. Stop and memorize that, then repeat.

Butterfield Trail Golf Club Ranked No. 1 in Texas by Golfweek

El Paso, Texas, April 8, 2013 – Butterfield Trail Golf Club, a Tom Fazio-design and public golf destination in the Southwest, recently received the No. 1 ranking in Texas by Golfweek in the publication’s 2013 “Best Courses You Can Play” state-by-state list. This is the club’s 5th consecutive appearance on the best-instate list. “The Golfweek rating reflects the dedication and commitment of the employees who oversee the day-to-day operations at Butterfield Trail Golf Club. We are honored to be designated the #1 course in Texas; this reaffirms our belief that El Paso is home to one of the best golf courses, not just in Texas, but in the nation as well” said Monica Lombrana, Director of Aviation at El Paso International Airport. Golfweek unveiled its 2013 list of the best public access golf courses state-by-state in March. The magazine’s Best Courses list is determined by an expert panel of more than 750 course raters around the country. “This and all of our past accolades represents the dedication of our staff in providing a world-class experience in El Paso” said Val D’Souza, KemperSports general manager of Butterfield Trail Golf Club. Butterfield Trail Golf Club features an 18-hole, par-72 layout that reaches 7,307 yards from the championship tees. The club opened in June 2007 and quickly became a premier golf destination in the Southwest. Owned by the El Paso Department of Aviation and managed by KemperSports, Butterfield Trail Golf Club spans more than 175 acres near the El Paso International Airport and features more than 55 feet of elevation changes. For the complete list of Golfweek’s state-by-state rankings, visit

A tip for slicers: Don’t let your right shoulder move until the club has made its drop. A tip for hookers: Make sure you allow your hips to turn aggressively prior to completion of the drop.
ABOUT THE WRITER Dr. T.J. Tomasi is a teaching professional in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Visit hiswebsite at


Just another ace

Lee Westwood is one of the best iron players in golf because at this point in his swing, all he has to do is turn through the ball without using his hands. This makes his release very “quiet,” so he doesn’t have to manipulate the club.

Now you can see the writing on Westwood’s shirt, proving that he’s kept his torso rotating. Note how the club shaft is parallel to the target line, just as it was in the previous photo. This is the symmetry of great golf.

Great players not only play better than everyone else, they have better stories. And one of the greatest ever, Arnold Palmer, told a story about the time he made a hole-in-one in a tournament, hitting a 5-iron into the hole on a par 3. The next day he arrived on the tee to find a camera crew from NBC waiting. He asked what they were doing there, and they said they were sent to film his next hole-in-one. He chose the same club, a 5-iron, and against all odds, knocked the ball into the hole for another ace. Palmer was astonished, but the camera crew just thought he was the king and that was routine.


Anger can work for or against you
Q: Sometimes I get mad on the golf course and lose my cool. Sometimes I think it hurts me, but when I try to change, it makes it worse. What can I do? — Paul B. A: Anger is a primary emotion, and not all anger is bad for you, but like anything else, it can be misused, becoming a weakness rather than a strength. A temper tantrum on the golf course after every bad shot may not seem like much, but it can do serious damage to your game. Here’s how to tell if anger is working against you when you play golf. Monitor your emotions as they ebb and flow. Conduct a post-round replay and chart every swing in terms of anger in relation to the mode you were in at the time. There are three basic modes — analytical, physical and emotional — and you are constantly cycling through them. As you play golf, you need THE GOLF DOCTOR to be in the correct mode at the correct time. If not, you’ll be mis-moded, a condition that disconnects you from your target and ruins your game. Every swing starts with the analytical mode when you position yourself behind the ball. Then you flow into the physical mode as you strike the ball. Finally, you’re in your reactive emotional mode after the ball has gone to target. If anger is present, it should appear only in the emotional mode. If it regularly shows up in either your analytic or physical mode, then the chances are that anger is working against you and you need to intervene. (To Ask the Pro a question about golf, email him at:

It’s OK to skip the stretch


Some things make so much sense that they surely must be true: The earth is flat; we are the center of the universe; stress causes ulcers; and you should static stretch before you exercise. All are logical, given the absence of science, and all have been proven wrong by science. The one you probably haven’t heard about is stretching, and the newest research goes against common sense. Fitness expert Gretchen Reynolds, who blogs for The New York Times, explains: “Researchers have discovered … static stretching (like pulling your toes back while keeping your leg straight) can lessen jumpers’ heights and sprinters’ speeds, without substantially reducing people’s chances of hurting themselves.” In other words, it doesn’t work. Reynolds quotes a meta-study of 104 studies done by researchers at the University of Zagreb in Croatia that found static stretching reduces strength by about 5.5 percent, and the explosiveness of the muscles stretched by as much as 2.8 percent. This means that your golf shots early in the round may be adversely affected by static warm-up stretching before your round. But even more interesting was the finding that static warm-ups made subjects less balanced. In a sport like golf, where balance is king, this research should lead you to change your warm-up routine. According to Goran Markovic, a professor of kinesiology who headed the Zagreb study, a warm-up should be dynamic, contracting (not stretching) the exact muscles about to be used. This would indicate that for golf, the best warmup routine is swinging a club, or perhaps two at the same time. Also effective would be swinging a club weighted with a ring that fits over the neck.

The Junior Woman's Club of El Paso will be holding their annual Spring Fling golf tournament the morning of Friday

May 3rd at

the Painted Dunes golf course. Proceeds benefit local charities including the Warrior Transition Battalion. For registration or sponsorship information please contact Grace at 915-494-2293 or email her at The Junior Woman’s Club of El Paso is a non-profit, service-based, volunteer organization dedicated to improving the El Paso community. Founded in 1934, club members devote their time and energy to local charitable organizations and social service agencies through community service projects and fundraising events including Spooktacular held each October and the Spring Fling golf tournament held in April/May.



Race: STP 400 Where: Kansas Speedway When: Sunday, 1:00 p.m. (ET) TV: FOX Sports 2012 Winner: Denny Hamlin (right)

Race: ToyotaCare 250 Where: Richmond International Raceway When: April 26, 7:30 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPNEWS 2012 Winner: Kurt Busch

Race: SFP 250 Where: Kansas Speedway When: Saturday, 2:00 p.m. (ET) TV: SPEED 2012 Winner: James Buescher

With Sprint Cup and Nationwide victories, Kyle Busch returns to winning ways in 2013
After a 2012 season in which very little went right for Kyle Busch, the early races of the current NASCAR season have seen him return to his winning ways in the sanctioning body’s top two touring series. This past weekend at Texas Motor Speedway, he scored dominating victories in both the Sprint Cup and Nationwide races. On the Cup side, he led 171 of 334 laps to get the win, his second of the season after winning at Auto Club Speedway, where he led 125 of 200 laps. In Nationwide, his Texas victory was his third in a row, giving him four overall in six races. In his one start this season in the Camping World Truck Series, he was runner-up, at Daytona. Contrast that with last year, when he won just one race across NASCAR’s top three circuits. Busch’s Texas victories pushed his career win count to 111 — 26 in Cup, 55 in Nationwide and 30 in Trucks. His Cup win
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Busch celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300. Gibbs said Busch’s crew chief Dave Rogers also has played a key role in the turn around. Continues on page 60

Kyle Busch celebrates his Sprint Cup NRA 500 win with a burnout. at Texas came in his 300th start in the division, and he’s likely to have many more starts and wins, as he’s just 27 years old. Busch’s 2012 skid actually started at Texas in the fall of 2011, when he wrecked championship contender Ron Hornaday Jr. in the Truck race, and as punishment from NASCAR officials, was forced to sit out both the Nationwide and Cup races that weekend. Then last year, in addition to his lack of wins, he missed the cut for the Chase for the Sprint Cup. His car owner, Joe Gibbs, said in the winner’s interview Saturday night at Texas that Busch’s handling of his disappointments of last year, including mechanical issues and other misfortunes, set the tone for his 2013 revival. “Last year, at the end of the year, Kyle really handled all of those things about as good as you could handle them,” Gibbs said. “I think it showed real maturity, and I think that kind of set the course for this year.”

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Nationwide Series O’Reilly Auto Parts 300 winner Kyle Busch with the checkered flag.

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Busch speaks to the media after winning both the Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup races at Texas Motor Speedway.



Keselowski: Treatment ‘shameful’
Reigning Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski and his teammate Joey Logano left Texas wondering how stiff a penalty they’ll be receiving from NASCAR. In pre-race inspection for the NRA 500 at Texas, both Fords from Penske Racing, Keselowski’s No. 2 and Joey Logano’s No. 22, were found to have rear-end assemblies that did not meet the rules. Their crews were forced to change the entire assemblies at the last moment. Keselowski told reporters after the race that NASCAR officials have been picking on his team in recent weeks, especially after TV replays seem to show that a pit Brad Keselowski penalty he was assessed at Martinsville was in error. The champ already had run afoul of NASCAR chairman Brian France for comments he made at Daytona that were deemed critical of the sport. “The things I’ve seen over the last seven days have me questioning everything that I believe in, and I’m not happy about it,” Keselowski told reporters at Texas. “There’s so much stuff going on … “I could tell you there’s nobody, no team in this garage with the integrity of the [ No.] 2 team. And the way we’ve been treated over the last seven days is absolutely shameful. I feel like we’ve been targeted over the last seven days more than I’ve ever seen a team targeted.” Even with the last-minute changes, both Penske cars ran strong at Texas as Logano finished fifth and Keselowski ninth.

Lexus GX460 – ultimate luxury on & off the road.
By Christopher A. Randazzo

The 2013 Lexus
GX460 may just be the best of both worlds when it comes to SUVs. Want a classy, luxurious SUV that looks good at the country club and in front of Macy’s? The GX460 fits the role perfectly. But what if you want an SUV that can tackle the Rubicon Trail if you dare to venture there? The same GX460 can handle that task as well. Think of the Lexus GX460 as a rugged off-road SUV that provides on-road luxury. The origins of the GX460 can actually be traced back to Toyota’s 4Runner where it shares much if its body-on-frame platform. In fact body-on-frame platforms - which are what real trucks use - are becoming a rarity these days as most SUV makers are using unibodies which give car-like rides but come up short when asked to be taken off-road. Looking at the GX, I couldn’t see any indication it was related to the 4Runner. Whereas the 4Runner looks rough, the GX looks elegant. In terms of size, the GX, which is a midsize SUV, isn’t that much smaller then the flagship Lexus SUV, the LX570. The GX continues to incorporate a power-folding third-row seat. Inside the GX460, occupants find themselves swarmed in a warm and luxurious experience. For the passengers up front, they are treated to nothing short of what they would expect to find in a Lexus vehicle: genuine wood and leather – and lots of it. And there are plenty of features nestled into the luxurious cabin. Of course there is the standard stuff – power seats with heaters and cooling vents, three-zone automatic climate control, moonroof and power tilt & telescopic heated steering wheel. With the optional DVDbased navigation system you’ll

never have to worry about getting lost. Bundled with the navigation system is the ever-so-impressive Mark Levinson sound system. This

audio system is so good you’ll find yourself sneaking out to the garage just to hear your favorite music. As the name implies, the GX is

powered by a 4.6 liter V8 engine. Rated at 301 horsepower, I found the GX460 scooted down the road with ease,... Continues on page 58

Labonte: Illness and blown engine
Bobby Labonte’s return to his home state wound up being one he’d just as soon forget. Labonte was ailing at the start of the race and planned to run a few laps and turn his No. 47 Toyota over to Mike Bliss, who started the race in the No. 19 Toyota. But Bliss ran his own car longer than expected, forcing Labonte to park his car and seek treatment at the track’s care center. Eventually Michael McDowell took over the car, but the seat didn’t fit him. Finally, a blown engine ended the night, and the team still wound up 42nd, despite all the effort.


Kyle Larson lives up to hype

Kyle Larson

It seems like both races and racers of late have had a hard time living up to the hype, but in the case of Kyle Larson, the lofty expectations appear to be justified. On Sunday at Rockingham Speedway, the 20-year-old NASCAR newcomer dominated the Camping World Truck Series race, leading 187 of 205 laps and holding off Sprint Cup veteran Joey Logano in a green-white-checkeredflag run to the finish of the North Carolina Education Lottery 200. And Larson prevailed even though Logano had fresher tires and far more experience. Logano said afterward that Larson simply outran him at the finish. “I thought when that caution came

out, ‘Man, OK, this is right where I want to be. I’m a couple tenths faster than Kyle there,’” Logano said. “Just got beat. My fault.” Larson is running a full Nationwide Series schedule this year, and after six races has a best finish of second, at Bristol Motor Speedway. His Truck win came in his fifth career start in the division. Several other newcomers also had strong runs at Rockingham. Jeb Burton, the son of Sprint Cup veteran Ward Burton, started on the pole and finished seventh. Bill Elliott’s son Chase started fourth and finished fifth in his second career Truck start.

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Lexus GX460...
Continued from page 56 and at times I had to watch myself, because the quiet engine made it all too easy to exceed the posted speed limits. Every GX460 uses a super smooth shifting six-speed automatic transmission. If the need arises to go off-road, the new GX460 is more than fully capable of doing so. It continues to use a full-time four-wheel drive system with a two-speed transfer case allowing for both high-range and low-range gears, something that is needed for true off-roading. But even more impressive is Crawl Control which is best described as an off-road cruise control. The driver sets the speed (1 to 4 mph) and then simply steers as the computers handles the throttle and brakes. It’s a very impressive feature and makes just about any off-road obstacle passable. When it comes to safety, Lexus brings it all to the table in this new SUV. Airbags? There are no fewer than 10 of them. Of course, there are antilock brakes, but there is also BrakeAssist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution – both used to aid the driver in emergency braking situations. There is even a lane departure warning system that lets you know when you are straying out of

others found the middle row a little cramped. And the third-row seat is best left for munchkins. Despite the slightly tight cabin, the GX460 is built up to what one would expect from Lexus. It’s a splendid vehicle to be in and to drive. Whether that drive is to the mall or through the desert, the Lexus GX460 will get you there in style and comfort. By The Numbers:

2013 Lexus GX460 Premium
Base Price: Price as Tested: Layout: your lane. A Pre-Collision System prepares the occupants in the event a collision is imminent, while the Driver Attention Monitor keeps an eye on the driver’s eyes – literally – and makes sure he or she is alert. Combined with traction control and a stability control system, the GX is nicely equipped with all the latest safety gadgets and is a perfectly safe vehicle. After spending a week with the GX460, I can honestly say that it is one of my favorite SUVs available today. Some SUVs are too soft, and don’t do well on paved roads. Others are great until taken off-road. And when it comes to size, there are some that are too small, while others feel just way too big. The GX460 is sized just right. Is it the perfect SUV? No. While I had plenty of room regardless of what seat I was in, $58,240.00 $66,779.00 front-engine / full-time four-wheel drive Engine: 4.6 liter V8 Transmission: 6 - speed automatic Horsepower: 301 hp Torque: 329 ft/lb EPA Fuel Economy:15 city / 20 highway mpg [Visit me at or email me at]


Rex White leads class of Hall Of Fame nominees

NASCAR’s oldest living champion, Rex White, is among five people nominated this week to be considered for the fifth induction class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C. Also being added to the 20 already on the list of nominees are track builder Bruton Smith, former Sprint Cup champion Dale Jarrett, engine builder Maurice Petty and the late short-tracker Larry Phillips. In his relatively short 233-race career in the series now known as Sprint Cup, White won 28 races, 36 poles and the 1960 championship. He had 110 top-five and 163 top-10 finishes, almost all of them coming as a driver-owner. “It’s pretty good company to be in,” White said of his nomination to the NASCAR Hall. For White, the nomination is a major step in a journey that has seen him struck down by polio as a child, bounce back to become one of the most successful driver-owners in NASCAR history, walk away from the sport in his prime, spend 25 years away from the race tracks then become an ambassador for the sport during his retirement from a career as a truck driver. As a child growing up on a farm in Taylorsville, N.C., White, now 83, became part of a national epidemic.

His parents took him to the one doctor in Taylorsville, who made the diagnosis and sent him to a hospital in Gastonia, N.C., where his leg was fitted with a brace and special shoe. He didn’t wear it long, a decision he now regrets, and he’s walked with a limp ever since. When he started racing, he modified the throttle in his car to accommodate his weakened foot. The only problem came when he drove someone else’s car. “I did alright, but with my crippled foot, I didn’t want it too high off the floor,” he said. “At a place like Martinsville, it would wear me out.” His results never gave any indication of a disability. Using his knack for preparing a car and his driving ability, he became one of the sport’s top drivers in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The main thing holding him back was a lack of funding. For most of his career he drove Chevrolets, and when the manufacturer pulled out of racing after the 1963 season, White was left looking for a ride. He ran six races in 1964 in a Mercury for Bud Moore, but he was a Chevy man in an opposing manufacturer’s camp, and before long, .Continues on next page Rex White at Daytona in 2006.
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Rex White...
Continued from page 59...he was the odd man out. For 1965, he built a Sportsman car and raced it 32 times, winning 20 and finishing second 10 times. But the racing paydays weren’t so great, so he took a job as a service manager at a Chrysler-Plymouth dealership in Atlanta. “At that time I was making more money [at the dealership] than I was racing,” he said. “I just never pursued racing. If I had, I could have probably had some more good years.” He acknowledges that his relatively brief, nineyear career could hurt him in
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White speaks to the media in 2008. the Hall voting. “With the way I got out of racing, I’d say so,” he said. “I was a little bitter against racing at that time. I didn’t really keep up with it, and I was busy working.” Today, he’s a regular

attendee at NASCAR-related events. Smith, considered by many to be the most innovative track owner in motorsports, started in racing as a promoter, and now his Speedway Motorsports Inc. owns and operates Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway. Jarrett, the son of Hall of Famer Ned Jarrett, won 32 Sprint Cup races, including

three Daytona 500s and two Brickyard 400s, and the 1999 championship. He’s now a TV analyst. Phillips, from Springfield, Mo., won five NASCAR Weekly Racing championships and 220 of 289 NASCAR sanctioned starts. His victory total is estimated at more than 1,000. Petty built the engines for the majority of his brother Richard Petty’s record 200 Cup victories. The inductees for the 2014 class will be determined next month by a 54-member voting panel.

1. Jimmie Johnson, 269 2. Brad Keselowski, 260 3. Kyle Busch, 251 4. Greg Biffle, 239 5. Carl Edwards, 234 6. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 234 7. Kasey Kahne, 232 8. Clint Bowyer, 208 9. Joey Logano, 207 10. Paul Menard, 206

Kyle Busch...
Continued from page 55 “I think [Rogers and Busch] have some of the most frank conversations, and they’ll both get fired up and get after each other,” he said. “But I think that’s all part of sports.” Busch also pointed out that if his pit crew hadn’t gotten him out of the pits ahead of eventual runner-up Martin Truex Jr. on the final stop at Texas during the Sprint Cup race, the outcome could have been different. “They’re the best in the business and have been since I’ve been with them in 2008,” he said. “They know when it’s crunch time.” For Truex, who led 142 laps, the finish was a bitter disappointment, as his winless streak, ongoing for 208 races since he won at Dover in June of 2007, continued. “We needed more time,” Truex said. “We needed another pit stop. We needed something. Just tired of finishing second.” His frustrations could continue, as there were reports that his No. 56 Toyota was too low upon a post-race inspection. Penalties likely are forthcoming.

Busch in Victory Lane after winning the Sprint Cup Series NRA 500.

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