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Sierra Providence East Medical Center Repeats Excellence
EAST Receives Prestigious Tenet Circle of Excellence Award for 2013
EL PASO, TEXAS (April 2013)— Sierra Providence East Medical Center is proud to announce that it has received Tenet's 2013 Circle of Excellence Award. Sierra Providence East is one of nine Tenet hospitals recognized for Sierra Providence East Medical Center is proud to announce superior achievement in the areas of B quality care, service excellence and operational performance. This is the second year in a row the hospital has been recognized with the Circle of Excellence Award. "The staff and physicians at Sierra Providence East Medical Center are being honored with a Circle of Excellence Award for demonstrating an outstanding commitment to their patients, community and hospital during 2012," said Britt T. Reynolds, Tenet's president of hospital operations. "I am proud to recognize them with this prestigious award as it recognizes rSierra Providence East Medical Center as a preferred hospital for patients to receive care, for physicians to practice medicine and for employees to work."
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Sally Hurt-Deitch, CEO of Sierra Providence East Medical Center.

“Brandon has a well

"Our focus has always been on quality and service. And moving in to 2013 we will continue to seek superior clinical outcomes and provide a great patient experience. We challenge one another everyday to set higher expectations and strive to deliver the best possible care to patients in our community", said Sally HurtDeitch, CEO of Sierra Providence East Medical Center.

Women’s Health Center and will introduce minimally invasive robotic surgery options with He is currently a member ofthe the da Vinci in the late summer. The hospital is currently undergoing a $67 million patient tower expansion to be completed at the end of 2014. The primary focus of the expansion will be a new four-story tower with over 145,000 square feet in addition to a new emergency department that will increase the capacity from 21 beds to 31 beds. The Joint Commission recertified SPEMC as an accredited Primary Stroke Center in 2013 and Sierra Providence East was also recently designated as a Level IV Trauma Facility by the Texas Department of State Health Services. About Sierra Providence East Medical Center: Sierra Providence East Medical Center is part of the Sierra Providence Health Network that includes the hospitals of Sierra 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.

"I am honored to work with such a dedicated team. This award is a reflection of the commitment our team members have to the hospital, one another, our patients and our community.” Sierra Providence East Medical Center (SPEMC) opened in May 2008 and is part of the Sierra Providence Health Network. The 110bed acute hospital offers a range of specialties, from cardiac care and orthopedics, to Level III Neonatal Intensive Care, and emergency room needs. SPEMC has expanded its services to include Electrophysiology, a free standing outpatient Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center, an outpatient Infusion Center, and a Maternal Fetal Medicine High Risk Clinic, Breast and


Armed Forces Day
May 18th marks Armed Forces Day and will be celebrated throughout Fort Bliss. The Third annual Armed Forces Day Triathlon at Fort Bliss kicks all the festivities at 7a.m. with a race that is open to all active military and any family members and anyone in the El Paso community that would like to join the fun. community. For more information, call 744-5793 or 744-5794. All other events will take place from 10am-5pm at Biggs Park. The 1st Armored Division Bands Brass Quintet, the Military Police Working Dog Teams (10:45 a.m.) and the 1AD the Armed and Unarmed Drill Teams Competition round out the mornings festivities. The The 30th Annual Fred Stafford Memorial Chili Cook-Off if always a fan favorite and starts at 11am. The public can taste chili from 11-3 and tasting is encouraged as the judges go around tasting as well. The annual ‘Salute the Troops Car Show’ always features some really rare and custom cars from around the region. The show is great for car connoisseurs and is also a tribute to the military and their family. Overall this will be an exciting day to bring the family to Fort Bliss. For more information about Armed Forces Day, call the Fort Bliss Public Affairs, 568-4505.


Fishing Elephant Butte
The last several weeks I’ve been highlighting Elephant Butte Lake discussing the water levels and the type of fish in the lake. In this article, I’ll discuss the best bait to use and what it costs to fish. Elephant Butte is a close destination that offers a large variety of fish which you can catch and it’s pretty affordable. Fishing Guide Frank Vilorio says the best bait to use is live bait. He likes to catch shad caught in shallow waters or use shiners and fat head minnows that you can buy at local bait stores. If you’re not able to use live bait, then artificial shad will work.

What does it cost to fish?
Vilorio says if you would like to hire a professional guide like himself the cost is $350.00. This includes 5 hours of fishing, all the gear and bait, gas, boat, instruction, and cleaning / packaging of all fish caught. If you would like to hire Vilorio, you can contact him here: or email: If you would rather fish from your own boat or from the shore, a license must be purchased. Here is the cost breakdown:

Weather Trivia:
When the lake level at Elephant Butte is at capacity, how long and wide is the lake?
A. 40 miles long, 1.5 miles wide B. 30 miles long, 3 miles wide C. 25 miles long, 1 mile wide D. 10 miles long, 2 mile wide.
Answer: A, 40 miles long, 1.5 miles wide

New Mexico Resident: $25 Annual fee Junior annual fishing fee (12-17) $5 Under 12: Free 70 and over: Free 1 Day license: $12 Non-Resident: $56 Annual fee Junior annual fishing fee (12-17) $15 1 Day license: $12
“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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YWCA Summer Camps
YWCA El Paso Del Norte Region camps are Monday through Friday through the summer months. Girls and boys ages 5 to 12 can enjoy indoor and outdoor sports and recreation, arts and crafts, swimming and field trips. A healthy breakfast, lunch and snack offered every day. Cost: $100 per week; $22 per day. Additional siblings in same family receive 10 percent discount. Enrollment forms available online at and can be brought to the nearest YWCA branch. Camp locations/information: • Mary Ann Dodson Camp, 4400 Boy Scout Lane, 584-4007. • Shirley Leavell Branch, 10712 Sam Snead, 593-1289. • Myrna Deckert Branch, 9135 Stahala, 757-0306. • Dorothy Woodley Hunt Branch, 115 N. Davis, 859-0276.

counts available. Registration deadline is the Tuesday prior to each camp. Information: 5334330 or Register online at • Camp Cretaceous — Learn about the Age of Crocs and Dinosaurs and life on Earth more than 100 million years ago. Afternoons Aug. 6-10. • Earth Day Every

Lynx Summer Camps — Lynx Exhibits, 300 W. San Antonio host its weeklong summer camps with hands-on activities, games, takehome craft projects and more through Aug. 17. Each camp, geared to ages 6-12, runs Monday through Friday. Morning (9 a.m. to noon) and afternoon (1 to 4 p.m.) sessions offered. Admission: $100 per camp; $340 for all four. Multiple child and military dis-

Day — Explore alternative energy, recycling, what it means to “go green.” Mornings Aug. 6-10. • Blast From The Past — The best topics and projects from past camp sessions. Mornings Aug. 13-17. • Craft-A-Palooza — Make and take a ton of creative crafts. Activities include fuse bead magnets and key chains, sun catchers and windsocks, shrinky-dink projects, finger and fabric paint creations, papier-mâché projects and more. Afternoons Aug. 13-17. • History Summer Day Camp
— El Paso Museum of History, 510 N. Santa Fe, offers summer camps through Aug. 17 for ages 7 to 13. All camps are 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays through Fridays. Cost per camp: $70 ($56 museum members). Registration on a first

come, first serve basis, space limited to 15 students per camp. Limited number of scholarships available. Information: Sue Taylor, 351-3588 or Online registration at • “Discover a New

more. Spend the night locked in the museum meeting the museum’s ghosts and enjoying pizza.

Summer Camp — The
art summer camp and art classes are offered by Natasha through Aug. 10 at 471 N. Resler, Suite A. Classes offered in oil, quilling and acrylic and run 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or 4 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Friday. Private classes available. Cost: $23 per day; $100 per week. Information: 4717920 or 239-4269.

Children’s Art Classes — International
Museum of Art, 1211 Montana, hosts summer art classes for children Sundays, through August. Part II runs July 29-Aug. 26. Cost: $175 for five weeks. Call for times. Information: 543-6747 or

World” — Aug. 7-10 for ages 9 to 13. Learn to make a map, put on armor and clothing similar to what the original colonists would have worn, dip candles, churn butter, learn about colonial money, write with a quill pen and more. • “Night in A Real Museum” camp
is Aug. 1417 for age 9-13, with a sleepover on Aug 18. Make and marbleize paper, work with leather, learn about urban archaeology, create a historic character and

Summer Movie Clubhouse — Cin-

Arts & Artisans

emark El Paso, 7440 Remcon Circle, and Tinseltown, 11885 Gateway West, hosts the annual summerlong movie series for kids through Aug. 8. The “Clubhouse” presents recent G and PG favorites. All shows begin at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Schedule same for both locations. Admission: $1 at the door or $5 for 10 movies in advance Information: 587-5100, 590-6464 or • July 31-Aug. 1 — “Winnie The Pooh” (G) • Aug. 7-8 — “Yogi Bear” (PG).

Carmike Summer Kid Series
— Carmike Cinemas, 9840 Gateway North, hosts summer family movies at 10 a.m. Thursdays, through Aug. 23. Admission: $2 (includes small drink and popcorn). Information: 7515613.


Aggie Volleyball Camps — NMSU will host
its 2012 summer volleyball camps at NMSU’s Activity Center, taught by five-time NCAA Coach of the Year Michael Jordan. Open to males and females ages 11 and older. Information: (575) 639-0995 or Serve and Pass and Setter clinics — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug 4, for all ages. Check-in at 8 a.m. Cost: $50 per clinic.

Camp Sparkle writing camps — The summer writing camps are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for ages 10-12 and 1 to 5 p.m. for ages 13-14 Mondays through Fridays, through Aug. 24, with instruction by an experienced English Teacher with M.Ed. in Psychology and Guidance. Learn dynamic, effective techniques that ”sparkle,” taking writing styles to higher levels. Location to be determined. Cost: $100 for 20 hours of instruction; space is limited. Information/reservations: 422-8793 or 532-6880.

• Pavo Real, 9301 Alameda, 858-1929 • Roberts School, 341 Thorn, 581-5182 • Rusk School, 3601 Copia, 562-7071 • Veterans Recreation Center, 5301 Salem, 821-8909. Afternoon camps (1 to 5 p.m.): • Armijo Recreation Center, 700 E. Seventh, 544-5436 • Chihuahuita Recreation Center, 417 Charles, 533-6909 • Leona Ford Washington Center, 3400 Missouri, 5627071 • Nolan Richardson Recreation Center, 4435 Maxwell, 755-7566 • Rae Gilmore Recreation Center, 8501 Diana, 751-4945 • San Juan Recreation Center, 701 N. Glenwood, 7792799 • Seville Recreation Center, 6700 Sambrano, 778-6722.

Fencing Camp — El Paso Fencing Center, 1035 Belvidere (at Westwind) hosts fencing camps for youth Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 6-10. Registration deadline is Aug. 3. Call for times. Information: 581-7667 or Boys and girls beginners camp for ages 9-13 are $240. Boys and girls competitive camp for ages 13-17 is $150. Parks and Recreation ‘Learn to Swim’ — The
City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for its summer 2011 “Learn to Swim” sessions at all city aquatic facilities. Two-week sessions are offered Mondays through Thursdays, through Aug. 16. Registration starts one week before classes beginning at 6 a.m. Fee: $25 for eight classes. Information: 544-3556. Registration available at any City Pool or online at Lessons available for infants and toddlers, basic and advanced preschool (4-5 years), levels 1 and 2 for age (6-13) and the more advanced level 3. Skill level and times subject to change based on enrollment.

Club Rec — The City of El
Paso Parks and Recreation Department’s 2012 Summer Camp runs Monday through Friday through Aug. 10 for ages 6-12. Each two-week camp provides recreational activities such as sports, arts and crafts, field trips, dance classes and table games. Each recreation center offers its own activities. Camp sites include participating Parks and Recreation facilities and participating schools. Cost is $40 per week, per child; some scholarships available. Teen age mentoring program for ages 13-16 also offered. Registration available at all city recreation centers or online at Morning camps (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.): • Ascarate School — 7090 Alameda, 594-8934 • Carolina Recreation Center, 563 N. Carolina, 594-8934 • Don Haskins Center, 7400 High Ridge, 587-1623 • Galatzan Recreation Center, 650 Wallenberg, 581-5182 • Gary Del Palacio Recreation Center, 3001 Parkwood, 629-7312 • Marty Robbins Recreation Center, 11600 Vista Del Sol, 855-4147 • Memorial Park Garden Center, 3105 Grant, 562-7071, • Multipurpose Recreation Center, 9031 Viscount, 5981155 • Pat O’Rourke Center, 911 N. Virginia, 533-1611.

Summer Zoo Camp — The weeklong camps for ages 6 to 10 are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday through Aug. 17, at the El Paso Zoo, 4001 E. Paisano. Campers will learn about conservation and experience live education animals, behind-thescenes tours, crafts, games and more. Cost: $100 per week (includes t-shirt and snacks); $90 for zoo members. Advance reservations needed. Information: 532-8156 or This year’s two camps are “Kudus and Gazelles” or “Ostrich and Rheas.” UTEP P3 KIDS CAMPS
For information on Professional & Public Programs course offerings, policies or registration, call (915) 747– 5142

The First Tee golf classes — The Back to
School session is planned Mondays though Wednesdays, Aug. 27- Sept. 26., at Ascarate Golf Course, 6900 Delta. Cost: $50. Information/schedule: 252-6511 or

14 Self-Improvement Principals
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“All About Me” Writing & Vocabulary
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 ) In this class, students will be writing and using vocabulary in a style that is both engaging and effective.

Become a Leader
(Entering Grades 6 - 8) Become a leader! This course will help students not only to understand the path that other successful individuals have taken, but will also give them the knowledge and skills they need to advance on their own path to becoming a LEADER!

as well as painting techniques

Brushes, Paint and Action!
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 ) Students will learn the basic elements of painting.

Brain Exercise
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 ) In this course, students will learn simple movements that enhance brain function.

ABC Easy as 123 (Entering Kindergarden) Students will have the opportunity to practice/master number and alphabet recognition through handson activities and music. Art, Sounds & Games
(Entering Kindergarten) Let’s doodle our way into making sounds and games.

Blood, Guts, Bones and Biology! (Entering Grades 3 - 5 )’s so gross! But you will love experimenting with all the fun biology science behind gross stuff like burping, boogers, blood, bones, night crawlers, bacteria, even carnivorous plants!

Craft, Shapes, Music & Colors (Entering Kindergarten)
Let’s be creative and show off our talent. We will explore our creative side and have the ability to use our imagination.

Blast Off Into Space!
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) Take an amazing journey into the universe! Let’s learn all about rockets, planets, the Milky Way and beyond!

Colors, Shapes, Music & Art
(Entering Kindergarten) Changing the art of learning. We will take a journey to fi nd out what color makes what out of our “basic” colors and more.

Art & Science
(Entering Kindergarten) We are going to study the Art and Science of what is in our world.

Beginning Audio Recording

Colorifi c! Scientific!
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 ) Young scientists, are you ready to get scientifi cally creative?

Awesome Animal Drawings
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 ) Students will receive step-bystep instructions on how to draw a different animal every day and will color the completed drawings.

(Entering Grades 3 - 5) Introduction to audio recording is a hands-on course aimed at the musician, singer, DJ or music lover who wishes to get a jumpstart in audio recording and music production.

CSI: Jr. Secret Agent Lab
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 ) Students will become science detectives as they solve the mysteries of secret spy messages, a virus outbreak, stolen polymer jewels, and a case of mysterious explosions.

Beginning Audio Recording
(Entering Grades 6 - 8)

(Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) Explore the mysteries of the solar system like black holes, comets, stars, supernovas, space life and much more.

Basic House and Automobile Maintenance
(Entering Grades 9 - 12) This course focuses on 14 userfriendly principles that will help young adults with all types of problem-solving challenges.

Crazy Chemistry and Bubbling Biology!
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 ) Let’s put on our “mad scientist” coats and get to the experiments!

Art and Experimental Photography
(Entering Grades 6 - 8) This class will enable each student to explore his or her personal creative vision.

Breakfast Anytime!
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) Chefs will have a blast making some wonderful treats to create their own brunch! They’ll be making Egg in a Basket, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes, and Baked Stuffed French Toast & Maple Bacon. Includes food, fun and a recipe book.

Creating Mixed Media Art
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) Students will explore using different media to create an original artwork.

Amazing Human Body!
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 ) Blood stream, small intestines, and your brain – have you ever wondered how they work?

Charcoal and Water Colors
(Entering Grades 3 - 5)Come and learn how to use charcoal and watercolor by steps. CSI: Chemicals, Cells and Crimes(Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) A number of cases of a mysterious illness with very strange symptoms have surfaced! Who or what is causing this disease?

Book: Your Life in Pictures
(Entering Grades 9 - 12) Learn how to get the most out of your camera and yourself as you record your life in pictures.

Basic Elements of Painting for Kids (Entering Grades3- 5 )
Students will learn the basic elements of painting, including how to mix colors, apply paint, and use fl at and round brushes,

Chemistry Superstars!
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) Everything around us depends on chemical reactions and the superstars of chemistry atoms!


Disaster Chasers! (Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) Tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes, and tsunamis – ever wonder about these and more natural disasters? Drawing Animals by Steps
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) Students will receive step-bystep instructions on how to draw a different animal every day and will color the completed drawings.

houses out of everyday materials!

Edible Passport Cooking Class (Entering Grades 3 - 5)
Get ready to stamp your passport as we travel the world of food! We’ll explore the unique cuisines of Mexico and Central America, France, China and Japan, and India and Southeast Asia.

Chalk Pastels (Entering Grades 3 - 5) This course will introduce students to the medium of chalk pastels and the techniques to master the medium.
(Entering Grades 3 - 5) In this course, students will not only make crafts but they will also become aware of the importance of GOING GREEN!

Craft, Recycled Project

Early College Admission Process (Entering Grades 7 - 9)
Research shows that raising awareness about college at an early age is a key factor in increasing the likelihood that your child will pursue higher education.

Do You Know our “Senses”
(Entering Grades 1 and 2) Your body senses and reacts to changes in the world around you.

DJ: Audio Recording (Entering Grades 9 - 12) Introduction to audio recording is a hands-on course aimed at the musician, singer, DJ or music lover who wishes to get a jumpstart in audio recording and music production. Digital Photography
(Entering Grades 9 - 12) This class will lay the foundation for understanding the art and craft of digital photography.

Drawings with a Fun Perspective
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 ) This class will explain to students the differences in creating one- and two-perspective drawings.

Film or Theater, It’s Show Time (Entering Grades 6 - 8)
Film or Theater, It’s Show Time! Gotta Act! Gotta do most anything because it’s show time! In Show Time!

Drawings with a Fun Perspective
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 ) This class will explain the differences in creating oneand two-perspective drawings.

Fashion Model Show Camp
(Entering Grades 3 - 5) This fi ve-day camp teaches students how to walk for informal fashion shows.

Food Network Favorites
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) Calling all foodies! This camp is designed for the curious young chef whose idols may include Giada De Laurentiis, Guy Fiere, Rachel Ray, and Emeril.

Dive into Debate Like a Pro!
(Entering Grades 6 - 8 ) Dive into Debate Like a Pro allows students to express their ideas about subjects that matter to them and those that affect society.

Enthusiasm in Writing & Vocabulary
(Entering Grades 1 and 2) In this class, students will be writing and using vocabulary in a style that is both engaging and effective.

Dive into Debate! (Entering
Grades 3 - 5 ) Dive into Debate allows students to express their ideas about subjects that matter to them and those that affect society.

Extraordinary Engineering!
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 ) What can you create with your imagination? Let’s make skyscrapers, buildings and

Flying Math
(Entering Grades 1 - 2 ) This class will be an adventure! The course aims to combat summer loss by teaching essential math content for 1st and 2nd grades.

Compass USA International Summer Camp
Camp location: Exton, Pennsylvania, 30 miles outside of Philadelphia, PA, USA Contact's postal address: 11184 Huron, Suite 11, Northglenn, CO 80234 USA Type of camp: Students will develop and improve Spanish language skills while exploring the US East Coast with other teens from all around the world. In addition to improving their language skills, they will make great international friends! Age range: 10-16 years old A list of a few activities: Over five weeks Compass USA Campers will visit: New York City, Washington D.C, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Philadelphia, The Amish Country, Atlantic City, and more! Times and dates: June 29, 2013 through August 3, 2012 Contact: Compass USA International Summer Camp,, 1-877328-1827,


Gross-ology! Biology!
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 ) Eww…it’s so gross! But you will love experimenting with all the fun biology science behind gross stuff like burping, boogers, blood, bones, night crawlers, bacteria, even carnivorous plants!

who have a point-and-shoot digital camera and want to learn the basic techniques and artistry that make for good photography.

use math in everyday life.

Jr. Wizard’s Science Workshop (Entering Grades 1 and 2 )
Is it magic or science? What is the secret of purple and green flames?

It’s Time for Reading & Grammar
(Entering Grades 3 - 5) This class is designed to enhance language arts and reading skills using storytelling, visuals, writing and reflection.

Karate Camp (Ages 6 to 14)
This camp will focus on balance, strength and fl exibility.

Little Leaders (Entering Grades 3 - 5)Through this class, our future leaders will be able to develop their knowledge and skill sets for teamwork and leadership. Leaders of Tomorrow (Entering Grades 3 - 5) Don’t be a follower! Make the most of your life and future.

Grades 9 - 12)In this comprehensive course, participants will learn basic math, algebra, geometry and problem-solving skills, and in the process, will learn to overcome math anxiety.

Mastering Math (Entering
Grades 6 - 8) This math workshop will help your child learn to recognize mathematical patterns, understand proportions and probability, and formulate algebraic expressions.

ing Grades 3 - 5 )This class is designed to help your child strengthen his/her math skills in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. Math & Money (Entering Grades 3 - 5 )This class is designed to help your child strengthen his/her math skills in the third through fi fth grades.

How to be Polite
(Entering Grades 1 and 2) In this class, students will learn proper behavior in social events and situations including formal and informal introductions, entering and exiting a room, shaking hands, proper greetings, magic words, answering the phone, taking messages, and giving up their seat for the elderly.

It’s Show Time (Entering Grades 3 - 5)Show Time! Gotta Act! Gotta do most anything because it’s show time! In Show Time It’s Rocket Science! (Entering Grades 1 and 2 ) Are you ready to take off on a space adventure?

Kidz on the Move and Art Camp (Entering Grades 1 and
2) & (6 to 8)Summer is the time to get kids in action.

Mangia Cooking Class! (Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) Back by popular demand with all new recipes for summer camp 2013! It’s time to say “ciao” to chow time! Come explore the cuisine and culture of Italy.

Learning to Read Music and Sing (Entering Grades 3 - 5)
Students will learn foundations of reading vocal music as well as to sight read and solfege.

Kidz on the Move and Drawing Workshop (Entering
Grades 3 to 5) Summer is the time to get kids in action.

Making the Band: Bass and Guitar (Entering Grades 3 - 5)
This camp is fast paced fun and exciting! In this hybrid course students will get to learn either guitar or bass and apply their skills in a band/ensemble setting.

Mummies and Mysteries
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) Spend a week digging into the past of the Egyptians!

Lunge into Leadership (Entering Grades 6 - 8 ) Lunge into Leadership will allow young leaders to lead with positive ideas and learn from activities that will help them discover their leadership abilities.

Let’s Explore our Solar System (Entering Grades 1 and 2)
Did you know that bouncing a ball takes force from us for it to actually bounce?

Jr. Chemistry Superstars!
(Entering Grades 1 and 2) Everything around us depends on chemical reactions and the superstars of chemistry atoms!

Math Magicians (Entering
Grades 3 - 5)The Ultimate Math Invaders”, let’s check out what we can do with math.

Modeling & Fashion Show Camp (Entering Grades 1 and 2)
This fi ve-day camp teaches students how to walk for informal fashion shows.For more info call (915) 747–5142

Introduction to Photography and Photoshop
(Entering Grades 6 - 8) This class is intended for those

Learning Math (Entering Kindergarten)In this course, children will explore ways to

Math Workshop (Entering

Math Relay-Ready Go (Enter-


Mummies and Dinosaurs
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 ) Students will have a ‘dino’mite time discovering dinosaur digs and making their own fossils of claws, trilobites and ancient snails.

(Entering Kindergarten) In this class students will learn in a fun way the numbers and letters working with paint and having fun at the same time.Course: 13SYLH7KP1

ROAR! Dinosaur Explorers!
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) Let’s travel back to prehistoric times and discover all kinds of dinosaurs! Rise Up to Reading and Writing (Entering Grades 6 - 8 ) Recycled Art and Craft Projects (Entering Grades 6 - 8)

Sketchbook Drawing (Entering Grades 6 - 8)

sions, Financial Aid, etc (Entering Grades 9 - 12)

Lil’ Miners Volleyball Camp #1 (Ages 8 to 14)
Schedule: 6/11/2013 – 6/13/2013 Tu, W and Th from 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Teen Sports Photography
(Entering Grades 9 - 12)

Weather Adventures (Entering Kindergarten)

Phonics Awareness B is for Bee (Entering Kindergarten)
Students will have the opportunity to practice/master alphabet recognition through hands on activities and music.

The World of Art with Mixed Media (Entering Grades 1 and

Water Colors for Youth
(Entering Grades 3 - 5)

Wizard’s Science Workshop
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 )

Lil’ Miners Volleyball Camp #2 (Ages 8 to 14)
Schedule: 7/15/2013 – 7/17/2013 M, Tu, W 9 AM to 4:30 PM

Numerical Fun Expressions
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) After completing this session, students will exercise math skills, plot a set of points, solve a numerical expression, use the standard order of operations and calculate in basic math.

Rip and Write the Page!
(Entering Grades 6 - 8 )

Table Manners and Social Skills (Entering Grades 1 and

Zoology Adventures!
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 )

Playing Alphabet & Phonics Games (Entering Kindergarten) Students will have the opportunity to practice/master alphabet recognition through hands on activities and music.

Miner Elite Volleyball Camp
(Ages 15 to 18): Play Package Schedule: 7/18/2013 – 7/20/2013 Th, F and Sa from 6 PM to 9 PM

Restaurant Camp
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) Rip the Page! (Entering Grades 3 - 5 )

The Art of Drawing
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 )

Zoology Kidz (Entering Grades
1 and 2 )

Teen Chalk Pastels (Entering
Grades 6 - 8)

For information on Professional & Public Programs course offerings, policies or registration, call (915) 747–5142

Nature Explorers!
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) 1-2-3, let’s grow plants! Learn all about the wonderful world of nature and how plants grow.

Pushes and Pulls (Forces) (Entering Grades 1 and 2) Did you know that bouncing a ball requires force from us for it to actually bounce? Physics Fun for Everyone!
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) Light, sound, electricity, and gravity – let’s make our own rainbows to discover and explore light.

(Entering Grades 4 - 8)

Teen 14 Self-Improvement Principals
(Entering Grades 6 - 8)

Miner Elite Volleyball Camp
(Ages 15 to 18): Total Package Schedule: 7/18/2013 – 7/20/2013 Th, F and Sa from Noon to 9 PM

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
(Entering Grades 3 to 5)

Teen Restaurant Camp
(Entering Grades 6 - 8 )

Number and Colors and Shapes—Oh My!
(Entering Kindergarten) Students will have the opportunity to practice/master the recognition of numbers, basic colors and basic shapes through fun art activities and games.

UTEP Miners’ Soccer and Splash Camp
(Boys and Girls Ages 5 to 14) Schedule: 6/17/2013 – 6/21/2013 M, Tu, W, Th and F from 5 PM to 8 PM

Reading and Writing, Music and Games
(Entering Kindergarten)

Teen Edible Passport Cooking Class (Entering Grades 6

UTEP Cheer Camp: Squads of 3 or more (Ages 5 and Up)
Schedule: 7/9/2013 – 7/12/2013 Tu, W, Th and F from 8:30 AM to 1 PM

Rhyme Time!
(Entering Kindergarten)

Plunge and Lunge into Leadership (Entering Grades 3 -5 )
Plunge and Lunge into Leadership will allow young leaders to lead with positive ideas and learn from activities that will help them discover their leadership abilities.

Teen Rock the Song: Guitar and Bass
(Entering Grades 6 - 8)

Shake, Rattle and Roll
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 )

UTEP Miners’ Soccer Academy: Advanced Camp (Boys
and Girls Ages 7 to 18) Schedule: 6/17/2013 – 6/21/2013 M, Tu, W, Th and F from 6 PM to 9 PM

Miner Elite Volleyball Camp
(Ages 15 to 18): Skills Package Schedule: 7/18/2013 – 7/20/2013 Th, F and Sa from Noon to 4 PM

Numbers, Colors & Shapes
(Entering Kindergarten) Students will have the opportunity to practice/master the recognition of numbers, basic colors and basic shapes through fun art activities and games.

Spelling & Phonics are Fun
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 )

Teen Food Network Favorites
(Entering Grades 6 - 8 )

Say it Out Loud!
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 )

Teen Breakfast Anytime!
(Entering Grades 6 - 8 )

UTEP Miners’ Full Day Soccer Academy
(Boys and Girls Ages 5 to 18) Schedule: 7/8/2013 – 7/11/2013 M, Tu, W and Th from 8:30 AM to 5 PM

Rock the Song: Guitar and Bass (Entering Grades 3 - 5) &
(6 to 8) In this hybrid course students will get to learn either guitar or bass and apply their skills learning they’re favorite song in a band/ensemble setting.

UTEP Golddigger Dance Camp (Ages 5 to 18)
Schedule: 6/27/2013 – 6/29/2013 Th, F and Sa from 10 AM to 1 PM

Sing Sounding Words
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 )

Ooey, Gooey, Scary Science
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 ) What’s in the smoking, bubbling cauldron? Halloween chemistry will be our awesome theme with a lot of interesting projects.

Teen Making the Band: Bass and Guitar
(Entering Grades 6 - 8)

Supercharged Science
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 )

Teen Straight from the Bakery (Entering Grades 6 - 8 ) Teen Take Me Out to the Ball Game Cooking Class (Entering Grades 6 - 8 )

Pirate Treasures!
(Entering Kindergarten) This course is a pirate-themed class where students will learn the concept and purpose of different maps (road maps, geographical maps, etc).

Read It, Write It, Say It Out Loud! (Entering Grades 3 - 5 )
Students will learn clear-cut tools they need to develop stronger literacy skills.

Spooky, Slimy, Creepy Science (Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) Sew Much Fun! (Entering
Grades 3 - 5)

UTEP Miners’ Half Day Soccer Academy: Indoor
(Boys and Girls Ages 5 to 18) Schedule: 7/8/2013 – 7/11/2013 M, Tu, W and Th from 1 PM to 5 PM

UTEP Men’s Basketball School:
Boys and Girls (Ages 7 to 17) Schedule: 6/17/2013 6/20/2013 M, Tu, W and Th 9 AM to 3 PM

Teen Mangia Cooking Class!
(Entering Grades 6 - 8 )

Read it Out Loud! (Entering
Grades 3 - 5 )Grades 3 through 5 are the years of highly visible progress in reading and language arts.

Singapore Math: Learning the Strategies
(Entering Grades 3 - 5)

UTEP Miners’ Half Day Soccer Academy:
Outdoor (Boys and Girls Ages 5 to 18) Schedule: 7/8/2013 – 7/11/2013 M, Tu, W and Th 8:30 AM to Noon

Teen Beginning Audio Recording
(Entering Grades 6- 8)

Mini Miners’ Basketball Camp: Girls & Boys
(Grades K to 6) Schedule: 6/24/2013 – 6/26/2013 M, Tu and W from 10 AM to Noon

Painting, Numbers & Letters

Straight from the Bakery
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 )

Teen College Prep - Admis-


UTEP Men’s Basketball School:
Father and Son (Ages 7 to 17) Schedule: 6/15/2013 Sat 9 AM to 3 PM

UTEP Women’s Basketball Teen Camp: Girls and Boys (Grades 7 to 12)
Schedule: 6/24/2013 – 6/26/2013 M, Tu and W from 1 PM to 4 PM

Football: 1 Day Skills Camp - El
Paso, TX Come be a part of this one day camp. The UTEP football coaches will evaluate your skills - then the training program of the camp will begin. This intensive camp is open to all high school junior and seniors to be. You will learn the fundamentals of football and enhance your skills. It doesn’t matter what position you hold, defensive or offensive, it is open to you. The UTEP Football coaches will do some evaluation, and then you will be placed in a group and be coached according to your position. Participants should wear a t-shirt, shorts or sweats, socks and football cleats. CANCELLATION DEADLINE is one week before the start of camp. Refund less $15. Please see our Cancellation Policy in the football brochure. Refunds will NOT be issued, for any reason, after the cancellation deadline. No PO’s will be accepted as payment. Schedule: 06/15/2013 Sa from 4:30 PM to 8:50 PM


A Center Hall = Living Central
By Rose Bennett Gilbert

High, wide and handsome entry hall at historic Belmont estate is furnished to function for family living and entertaining. Photo: Courtesy Belmont.

Q: We are moving from our
l960s ranch house into our family's "old manse," a midl9th-century Georgian-style house that's been handed down to us from a great-great-aunt. It's quite a change! For one thing, there's a wide (15 feet) center hall that runs from the front porch to the back door. What's the appropriate way to furnish such a space?

ing. The flow-through hall is a brilliant example of what we think of today as eco-friendly architecture — that is, building to harness nature to your advantage. Your "manse" is no doubt oriented to the prevailing breezes so they could blow in one end of the house and out the other. My grandparents' Virginia farmhouse has such a wide, graceful hall. I used to think as a child that it's big enough to hold a wedding reception. Indeed, Grandmother Bennett

treated it like an extra sitting room and furnished it with a sofa, side chairs, lamps and a runner rug. (I'd have added a drop-leaf table just in case a wedding reception was called for.) In l916, Corinne and Gari Melchers also furnished their wide front hall for living when they bought Belmont, the elegant old l8th-century estate near Fredericksburg, Va., whose front hall we show here. If you know your art history — Continues on page 10....

A: First, appreciate it! You've been blessed with the l9th-century version of air-condition-








Décor Score...
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A Center Hall = Living Central
....or frequent vintage saloons — you may recognize Melchers as an eminent artist who hung with the likes of Childe Hassam and Paul Manship and helped found the Smithsonian's National Gallery of Art in Washington. At the height of his career, Melchers painted murals for the Chicago Exposition and Library of Congress,and took commissions from Vanderbilts, Roosevelts and Mellons. He was also fond of painting the kind of lovely nudes that often

hang over bars in toney clubs and pubs. Eclipsed for a time by changing tastes, Melchers is back on the art charts and drawing admirers to Belmont, where his studio and their house are open to the public (including this very week, the 80th Historic Garden Week in Virginia, when houses both historic and private are on tour all across the state; Learn more about both Melchers, the artist and Belmont, the estate, now overseen by the University of Mary Washington, just across the Rappahannock River (

turn it into a TV room. What color should we paint to make it look larger?

A: Two thoughts here: 1.) Conventional wisdom says light colors will make spaces look larger; 2.) Being unconventional can work special magic in small spaces.
I vote that you be unconventional and forget paint: Find a fab, over-scaled, even outrageous, wallpaper and watch how it blows out the walls in a tiny room. For starters, click on and look up a stunner of a wallpaper called "Great Expectations." It's a drop-dead cityscape — all tall buildings — done up in black, gray, white, metallics and more on eco-friendly recycled paper. The monotone palette and super-scale of the high-rise architecture will turn your tiny space into a huge hit! Rose Bennett Gilbert is the co-author of "Manhattan Style" and six other books on interior design.

Q: There's this small, odd room in our apart-


ment. The real estate agent called it "the maid's room" (there's a tiny bath, too). We're trying to

Take the Formal Edge Off With Zany Color, Pattern
Rose Bennett Gilbert

Q: I am confused about furniture arranging. My mother-inlaw has everything in twos in her living room (except the sofa): two club chairs, two side tables, two lamps, all matching, even twin cubes for the cocktail table. Is this the right way to go? Seems so formal.

still, the overall mood is lively, fresh and totally "today," thanks to designer Jonathan Adler. A potter gone slightly mad — in the most joyous sense of the word — Jonathan moved from wheel-throwing clay in his parents' New Jersey basement as a young teen to an international chain of 20-plus stores now filled with his furniture, fabrics and fun accessories, brightly influenced by mid-century modern style and colors ( This room, with its vigorous mix of patterns and interplay of colors, is formally balanced, yes, but formal, it's definitely not. By the way, Jonathan is also an author of upbeat books like "My Prescription for Anti-De-

pressive Living," and a designer of news-making interiors, among them, Mattel's Barbie TM Dream House, celebrating you-know-whose 50th Anniversary in 2009. Jonathan isn't the only designer with a prescription for "AntiDepressive Living." The recent Furniture Market in High Point fairly vibrated with color and innovative ideas for putting more fun under your roof. The Madcap Cottage duo, John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon, cheerfully "banished the beige and the boring" in the breakfast room they designed for the sprawling l930s-vintage show house mounted during Market by the Junior League of Greensboro. No ordinary "cottage" ever saw the likes of.. Continues on next page

A: Symmetrical balance is
classic, ergo, it feels more formal than an asymmetrical furniture arrangement. However, formality is not necessarily a by-product of symmetry, as you can gather from the photo we show here. Nearly every element in this room is counter-balanced by its alterego (or a close look-alike), but

Zany Color...
Continued from page 10... their upscaled wallflowers and fabrics, purple furniture and vintage paneling painted exuberant turquoise. No surprise that John and Jason Oliver cite effusive decorators Rose Cumming and Dorothy Draper among their influences. They also adore Doris Day, whose l959-hit movie, "Pillow Talk," segues neatly into their Madcap Cottage collection of personality pillows for C.R. Laine. Expensive, yes, at $186 to $250, but, as John points out, "Buy a pillow, change your entire room." Not such madcap thinking, after all ( We had the same reaction when we happened upon an enterprise called Primitive Twig during the Furniture Market. Sculptors Bill Finks and wife Marcia travel the globe exhuming


oddments like old dolls heads and limbs, tin toys and vintage lamp parts to reassemble into unsettling — and undeniably original — artworks that have been featured in such chi-chi stores as Bergdorf Goodman, NYC. Take a look at Another oldie is a goodie again: famed fashion house Scalamandre has revived the glam "Le Zebre" collection first designed in l945 by Flora Scalamandre and famously installed in the New York Italian restaurant, Gino of Capri. Prancing across a brilliant red background, its black-andwhite zebras have made cameo appearances in movies like "Mighty Aphrodite" and "The Royal Tennenbaums." Now they're back and rarin' to dramatize the homes of the brave (

Even a formally balanced furniture arrangement does not a 'formal' room make when the decor's a bit OTT. Photo: Courtesy Jonathan Adler.

By Sharon Mosley

Bobbi Thomas does
not believe that "fashion" and "style" are interchangeable. As a frequent contributor to NBC's "Today" show and author of the new book, "The Power of Style: Everything You Need to Know Before You Get Dressed Tomorrow" (24.99, Harper One), Thomas believes that true beauty comes from the inside.

“Fashion alone is an external thing, not a way to identify you," she says. "Style, however, is about being whole and balanced.”
Thomas started her professional life as a rape crisis center counselor, so she knows how much self-esteem can affect how we view our own sense of style. "Whether I'm on NBC's 'Today' show talking about the latest trends or hosting events at JCPenney or Gucci, I believe in leading a woman toward discovering her authentic self — her personality, her essence — on the inside and then reflecting that self on the outside through style. My 'makeovers' are more about self discovery and reinvention than overhauls and major transformations." And Thomas admits that she "loves a hot shoe or stunning gown as much as the next girl," but she likes to delve deeper. "Style is about a lot more than stuff."

1. See Yourself. First,
work on developing a healthy image. Thomas suggests getting serious about using "mirrors" around you like your friends and home to reflect your best qualities.

study their "colors," and find out whether a "warm" or "cool" palette best suits your skin tone. Hues from red to yellow, including brown are considered warm, while hues from bluegreen through blue-violet, including gray, are considered cool.

8. Perform A Closet Cleanse. Yes, a clutter-free
closet is one of the keys to enjoying getting dressed everyday, according to Thomas.

automatically know what kinds of clothes you love to wear.

10. Time to Go Shopping! Of course, this
one is the most fun. Thomas has lots of tips about shopping — one of the best — "Shop with friends, but buy alone." Sharon Mosley is a former fashion editor of the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock and executive director of the Fashion Editors and Reporters Association.

2. Act the Part. Be
aware of your body language and check out what verbal and non-verbal messages you are sending. Pay attention to how people react to you. Remember appearances do matter.

7. Balance Your Body. Know what silhouettes of clothes work best on your own particular body shape. Thomas identifies several "X factors" that will help you determine which clothes will flatter your unique shape.

9. Make a MostWanted List. Think
about the items in your closet that you wear the most and make a list. There is a reason that you like certain clothes. But by making a list, you become more aware of what kinds of clothes you are attracted to. Then before you buy anything new, you will know

3. Speak Up. Appearances do matter and conveys a "language" that you communicate to others. Thomas suggests thinking of your style as a "brand" to promote who you are and what you want to say.

4. Know Your Worth. Acceptance of yourself is key and worth whatever effort it takes. Invest in yourself and your "packaging."

5. Put a Plan into Practice. "Input equals
output," says Thomas, who urges women to keep a style journey, set a budget and find time for fittings to find the perfect outfits.

Here are Thomas's 10 steps to “Matching the Outside to the Inside” from “The Power of Style:”

6. Learn Your Colors. In order to choose the
most flattering style statements, Thomas encourages women to

Color is one of the best ways to express your inner style, according to Bobbie Thomas, author of the new book, "The Power of Style." (Photo: From the L'Amour Nanette Lepore collection at JCP.

By Holiday Mathis

week 05/16 - 05/22

Gemini Solar Journey Commencement
There's a giddy excitement in the air as the sun moves into Gemini. The social swirl picks up velocity and is soon spinning like a Tilt-A-Whirl. As it is with these kinds of rides, some people never seem to get dizzy or sick, but for most of us, there is such a thing as too much fun. Take breaks between the action to recover. The dramatic tension builds toward the full moon and lunar eclipse on Saturday. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Being very clever can cause you frustration as you realize the thoughtless, silly, lazy and plain dumb moves of others. The good news is that the stars offer you deeper wells of patience. Compassion can still live alongside super-intelligence, but you must work harder to achieve this state of grace. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). This week the path to obtaining your heart's desire may be cluttered with broken branches blown down by the storms of life. There is nothing too heavy in your way, though. One by one, pick up each piece and clear the way, both for you and for those who will surely follow in your footsteps. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The reddish-orange pigment derived from a cinnabar is called "vermillion" — a favorite word of many of your sign. Mercury-driven, such vibrant words and colors activate you, and you should surround yourself with these activators now. Your energy is high, and everyone wants to be around you. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Given the current challenges, the past might seem like a vacation destination for your weary mind. Don't let yourself get caught up in fantasies of simpler times. Memory is a funhouse mirror: Count on distortions. You're better off now and more than capable of rising to the occasion. You're strong, and you will prevail. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You react to problems without hesitation. That's what tells others around you that you're a pro. The results won't matter half as much as your quick response. This reaction time says that you're confident, that this has happened before, and that you either know what to do or know you'll figure it out along the way. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You are not usually prone to infatuation, but you may make an exception for this week's fascinating interest. You'll be quickly drawn in by the mystery and eager to figure it out. Take your time. The fun is in solving the puzzle, not in the solution itself. Thursday and Friday are the most exciting days. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll see things through to the end, not because you are obligated to do so, but because of your noble character. There may not be any immediate benefit in this course of action, but that doesn't matter to you. Nobility is as nobility does. Prizes, position and recognition have no bearing on the matter. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). This week's main endeavors will mandate a level of attention similar to that required to make a cup of tea. The steps involved in the ritual cannot be rushed. The water has to heat completely, the bag must steep a certain amount of time, and if any of it is rushed, things will not turn out at all. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Someone who's extremely focused on staying relevant in a highly competitive environment may overlook your talents and contributions to the team. You may feel underappreciated, but your efforts are crucial to the outcome. Reconnect with your purpose. Do things for yourself instead of for rewards or praise. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You'll be engaged in teamwork. Your efforts in this regard will be so fluid that even after the job is done the team will be inclined to stick together. It will be a bit like wringing out a soaking wet towel in outer space: The water doesn't want to disperse. It organizes itself to cling to the surface, refusing to fall. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll feel compelled to claim a territory or create a space. You'll be drawn to do what is pleasing to the senses and comforting to the people around you. You'll be successful, too, though not overnight. Special, magical places take time to cultivate. Each contribution, big and small, will be like another brick in the castle. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Beware of the outsider's opinion. The recluses of the world are the ones who see through the vain ambitions and hypocrisies of society, but who is to say what they would do if they were the ones in the mix of it? It is always easier to give instruction from atop a high mountain, but it's the valley people who know the reality. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: New environments show different sides of you in this year of self-discovery. Do not try to burst onto the scene and dazzle with brilliance. Go for the slow, steady, helpful approach, and you'll soon be trusted, promoted and acknowledged as an integral part of the group. June brings playful, carefree relationships. You'll branch out of your current living arrangement in July and spend a good deal of time sorting logistics. By August, you're in a groove and making more money, too.


1 He's boorish 5 Blackthorn 9 Fifties' auto feature 13 Garden gusher 14 Highlands' waterfall 15 Rajah's wife 16 Words of assurance 17 Maturing device 18 Bizarre 19 Staring 22 A place to remember 23 Heady hitter? 24 Uno e due 26 Composer Delibes 27 Vocalist Torme 30 Christinia, today 34 Literary collection 36 Practical 38 Reconsidered 42 Mother earth 43 Pother WellneWs by scott laFee

44 Parking lot souvenir 45 Five, thirteen or nineteen 46 Cruces' leader 49 Bard's before 51 Strike 53 Apothecaries' measures 58 Give 110% 62 Detest 63 Letters from Patras 64 Taboo 65 Lace work 66 A Rose 67 Uno, due y tre 68 Transmit 69 Tarot user 70 Opening shot?

6 Bone nexus 7 Europe's second largest lake 8 Register 9 It's commonly found 10 Division word 11 Foolish fiddler 12 Hide's partner 15 Endured 20 Teen's denial 21 Corrida cheer 25 College cheer 27 Bog down 28 North Carolina college 29 My ___ Foot 30 Holy Roman emperor 31 Molt 32 Fictional flies' leader 33 Most of an hour? 35 Camel's hair fabric 37 Spread for drying 39 Shooter's spot 40 Toothless 41 Rocky peak 47 Clerical vestment 48 Makes tea 50 Tokyo, once 51 Control, with of 52 First name in cosmetics 54 Litter losers 55 Oak's offspring 56 Craze 57 Officiously intermeddle 58 Heads of household, sometimes 59 Double reed 60 Taper 61 North Sea feeder

1 Ms. Rivera 2 Not express 3 Honshu port 4 Jeans' cloth 5 Steel mill residue

Forget Flavor, It's the Calories That Count
In a cruel twist (think curly-cue fries), researchers at Yale University say overeating has little to do with how much we like the taste of a particular food and a lot to do with the calories it contains. We eat, of course, because our bodies demand calories to burn for fuel and survival, but it turns out that calories trigger brain responses that control eating behaviors independent of flavor preferences. "The implication is that calories don't need to increase liking to influence our eating," said Dana Small, an associate professor of psychiatry at Yale and senior author of the study, published in Current Biology. Small and colleagues were interested in teasing out the brain signals that assess nutritional value. Fourteen study subjects rated the flavors of novel drinks without any calories. Later, flavorless and undetectable carbohydrates were added to one of the drinks and the test repeated several times, including once while subjects were undergoing brain scans. Invariably, the subjects preferred the drink with the added, tasteless calories. The researchers also measured changes in blood glucose and found that consumption of the caloried drink strongly predicted responses in regions of the brain known to guide feeding. "What was striking was that this happened completely independently from changes in liking," Small said, noting that this helps explain why over-eating is often unrelated to how much a person likes a food. It also suggests individuals with altered glucose metabolism, like diabetics, are more susceptible to food cues because they have increased glucose responses to food.

'tWeen 12 and 20 by dr. robert Wallace

energy express by Marilynn preston


Congratulations on Your GradePoint Average
DR. WALLACE: I will be graduating from high school in less than a month. I'm a very good student and have been accepted at Yale University. I will be attending Yale in September. But I feel very disappointed that I was not selected as the valedictorian of my graduating class. Ever since I entered high school, I have taken college prep classes. They include calculus, trigonometry, advanced chemistry, Spanish I, II and III, creative writing and the works of Shakespeare, just to name a few. I have received all A's except for one little C+ in geography. The boy who is our valedictorian received A's in all of his high school classes. But he didn't take difficult college prep courses. His courses were less strenuous. I will give him credit for getting all A's. That was a wonderful feat, but in no way does it compare to what I have accomplished. My parents went to see the principal, who agreed that I took the more difficult classes but said the rule for our school states that the senior with the highest high school grade-point average would be the valedictorian. I feel like I was robbed of a very important honor. Do you agree? —Nameless, Philadelphia, Pa. NAMELESS: It won't help now, but I agree that more difficult classes should have more impact when selecting a valedictorian. I'm in favor of a point system in which classes are "weighted" according to their difficulty. It would take a little time to evaluate every class the high school offers, but doing so would create a fairer method of establishing class rank. For example, an advanced calculus class would be worth 10 points for an A, eight points for a B and six points for a C. A general math class would have a maximum of six points for an A, four points for a B and two points for a C. Once the point system is in place, and all the parents and students have access to the weighted points given to each class, the selection of a valedictorian would be simplified. Even though you were not the class valedictorian, Yale University is well aware of your high school transcript and the challenging courses you took. And I'm sure your parents are very proud of you. Congratulations on a spectacular grade-point average. You are a gifted student and I'm positive your academic accomplishments are just beginning.

Give Yourself a Happiness Makeover: Be a Blue Zoner!
I've been a fan of the Blue Zones ever since I visited my first one a couple of years ago — the remote and magnificent Greek island of Ikaria, one of the few places on the planet where people live longer, and better, and die happier than most other people in the world. What do Ikarians do that keeps them so vital, so joyful, for so long? The answer to that is what makes it a Blue Zone — a place where people eat real food, and have real friends, and wake up every morning with a real purpose, whether it be opening the shop, minding the children or harvesting the field greens. I loved my time in Ikaria, especially our too-short visit to one of the mountain villages that has turned time upside down, so that villagers rest during the day and do their business activity at night. I'm planning to go back to this Land of Longevity this summer, for more study, and a lot more of their special honey and red wine. But times are tough in Greece, and the ferry schedule is spotty. We'll see how it goes, the mantra of every adventure traveler since Ulysses. Meanwhile, the big brain behind the Blue Zones — longevity expert Dan Buettner — has a new book out called "Thrive: Finding Happiness the Blue Zones Way." ( His research shows that there are plenty of things you can do to become a Blue Zoner yourself. He was kind enough to outline 10 of them in an article he wrote for the AARP magazine — "Give Yourself a Happiness Makeover" — and here they are, in brief, with my embellishments: be a believer! In something. Find a community of people who share your beliefs, and meet with them more than once a week, and you're likely to live seven years longer than people who don't. Seven years! Holy moly!

research shows that financial security brings much more happiness than buying stuff. The takehome? Be less materialistic. More stuff won't bring you lasting joy. Minimizing worry will. So pay down your mortgage, invest in good health insurance, save money. So what do you think Dan Buettner listed as his No. 1 step to improve your happiness? A hint: It has nothing to do with a weekend in Vegas or another tattoo. Email me at, and let me know your best guess. ENERGY EXPRESS-O! I'M HAPPY TO REPORT SHE'S RIGHT “Children are happy because they don't have a file in their heads called “All the Things That Could Go Wrong.” — Marianne Williamson 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

6. FIND YOUR SOUL MATE. Buettner reports that people in long-term committed relationships suffer less stress, have fewer diseases and live longer. So if you're stuck in an unhappy relationship, find the courage to move on. 5. GET A DAILY DOSE OF FRIENDS. Liking someone on Facebook is not the same as making a friend — at least, not the kind that counts when it comes to your happiness. Research shows that America's happiest people "purposefully plan for social times and get at least six hours a day of interaction with friends or family." 4. TRIM YOUR TV TIME. You know who you are. 3. MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR MORNING. A good
night's sleep is crucial to long-term happiness. So is eating a healthy breakfast and doing some exercise for 30 minutes or more. Told you so.

10. IGNITE YOUR PASSION FOR COMPASSION. Giving makes us feel good, and studies show givers tend to be happier people. And it's not just giving money that counts. Giving your time and attention — reading to a kid, volunteering at a hospital — also cranks up your joy needle. 9. GAIN PEACE WITH A POOCH. Research shows
that pets foster self-esteem, calmness and a feeling of acceptance. (I'm not sure this applies to Siamese cats.) True Blue Zoners will look for rescue pets at local, ethical animal shelters.

8. CREATE A SUNNY SANCTUARY. Bring more pleasure into your life by decorating a popular spot in your house with things you're proud of: photos, awards, favorite rocks. Or dedicate a room to something you love: playing the piano, reading a book, practicing yoga or meditation. The more natural light you build in, the more serotonin will flow, and the happier you'll feel. 7. MEET, PRAY, LOVE. If you want to live longer,



Gateway West Blvd/Cielo Vista Mall

Premiere Cinemas
6101 Gateway West S.15 Schedule good for Friday May 17th
*AFTERSHOCK(R)8:05 pm | 10:35 pm 2D ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (PG)10:30 am *EVIL DEAD (R)3:55 pm | 10:15 pm 2D GI JOE: RETALIATION (PG-13) | 10:30 am 1:25 pm | 4:20 pm | 7:15 pm | 10:10 pm HATING BREITBART (PG-13) | 11:45 am | 2:15 pm | 4:45 pm | 7:15 pm | 9:45 pm *2D IRON MAN 3 (PG-13)10:40 am | 12:30 pm | 12:30 pm | 1:50 pm 1:50 pm | 5:00 pm | 7:00 pm | 8:15 pm *3D IRON MAN 3 (PG-13)10:30 am | 11:00 am | 1:30 pm | 2:10 pm 3:50 pm | 4:30 pm | 5:20 pm | 7:30 pm | 8:35 pm | 10:00 pm | 10:30 pm *3D D-BOX IRON MAN 3 (PG-13) 10:30 am | 1:30 pm | 4:30pm | 7:30 pm | 10:30 pm *3D JURASSIC PARK (PG-13) | 10:40 am | 6:25 pm | 9:45 pm MUD (PG-13) 11:45 am | 3:00 pm | 6:15 pm | 9:30 pm OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (R)10:35 am | 1:35pm | 4:40pm | 7:40pm | 10:35 pm *2D STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (PG-13)10:30 am | 12:00 pm | 1:40 pm | 5:00 pm | 7:00 pm | 9:20 pm *3D STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS (PG-13)10:55 am | 2:05 pm | 3:25 pm | 5:30 pm | 8:45 pm | 10:15 pm THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES (R)11:40am|3:05pm | 6:30pm| 9:55 pm

Schedule good for Friday May 17th
The Great GatsbyPG13 142 Mins11:00am | 12:00pm | 2:30pm | 3:30pm | 6:00pm | 7:00pm | 9:30pm | 10:15pmDigital Cinema 10:00am | 1:30pm | 5:00pm | 8:30pm Pain & Gain R120 Mins Digital Cinema 10:00am | 1:05pm | 4:10pm | 7:15pm | 10:20pm PeeplesPG-1395 Mins Digital Cinema 10:10am | 1:10pm | 4:10pm | 7:10pm | 10:10pm Cinco de Mayo, La BatallaR125 MinsDigital Cinema 10:05am | 1:05pm | 4:05pm|7:05pm | 10:05pm The Big WeddingR90 MinsDigital Cinema 10:30am | 1:30pm | 4:30pm | 7:30pm | 10:30pm Filly BrownR99 Mins Digital Cinema 10:20am | 1:20pm | 4:20pm | 7:20pm | 10:20pm OblivionPG-13125 Mins Digital Cinema 10:15am | 1:15pm | 4:15pm | 7:15pm | 10:15pm 42 PG-13128 Mins Digital Cinema 10:05am | 1:10pm | 4:15pm | 7:20pm | 10:25pm The Company You KeepR125 MinsDigital Cinema 10:35am | 1:35pm | 4:35pm |7:35pm | 10:35pm DisconnectR115 Mins Digital Cinema 10:25am | 1:25pm | 4:25pm | 7:25pm | 10:25pm The CroodsPG91 Mins 10:00am | 4:00pm | 10:00pmDigital Cinema 1:00pm | 7:00pm Oz the Great and Powerful PG 127 Mins 2:45pm Digital Cinema 11:30am | 6:15pm

Schedule good for 5/17
42 (PG13)5:30 | 8:30 | 11:30 BIG WEDDING, THE (R)11:30 | 1:50 | 4:10 | 7:00 | 9:20 | 11:40 GREAT GATSBY,THE 2D (PG13) 11:00 | 2:15 | 5:30 | 9:00 | 12:15am GREAT GATSBY,THE 3D (PG13) 10:00 | 1:15 | 4:30 | 7:45 | 11:00 IRON MAN 3: 2D (PG13) 10:15 | 11:00 | 12:30 | 2:00 | 4:00 | 5:15 | 7:15 | 8:30 | 10:30 | 11:45 IRON MAN 3: 3D (PG13) 10:00 | 11:30 | 1:15 | 2:45 | 4:30 | 6:00 | 7:45 | 9:15 | 11:00 OBLIVION (PG13)11:00 | 2:00 | 5:00 | 8:00 | 12:00am PAIN AND GAIN (R)11:00 | 1:15 | 2:00 | 4:15 | 5:00 | 7:15 | 8:00 | 10:15 | 12:00am PEEPLES (PG13)11:00 | 1:25 | 4:00 | 7:15 | 10:00 | 12:10am STAR TREK:INTO T/DARKNESS 2D (PG13)11:00 | 2:05 | 3:05 | 5:10 | 6:10 | 8:15 | 12:00am STAR TREK:INTO T/DARKNESS 3D (PG13)10:00 | 12:00 | 1:05 | 4:10 | 7:15 | 9:15 | 10:20 THE CROODS 2D (PG)10:00 | 11:00 | 12:30 | 1:30 | 3:00 | 4:00 | 7:00 | 9:45

Open Nationwide 05/16/13 Runtime 132 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for Intense Seq. of Sci-Fi Violenc, Intense Seq. of Sci-Fi Action. Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoë Saldana, Anton Yelchin, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, Bruce Greenwood, Peter Weller Genre Science fiction, Adventure, Action Synopsis The crew of the Starship Enterprise returns home after an act of terrorism within its own organization destroys most of Starfleet and what it represents, leaving Earth in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Capt. James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) leads his people (Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoë Saldana) on a mission to capture a oneman weapon of mass destruction, thereby propelling all of them into an epic game of life and death.

West side of El Paso at Mesa & I-10

Schedule good for Friday May 17th
Star Trek Into DarknessPG-13132 Mins 11:30am | 3:15pm | 7:00pm | 10:45pm 12:20pm | 7:50pm Digital Cinema 9:00am | 10:30am | 2:15pm | 4:05pm | 6:00pm | 9:45pm | 11:10pm Iron Man 3PG-13130 Mins10:00am | 1:15pm | 3:20pm | 4:30pm | 8:10pm | 10:40pm | 11:15pm Digital Cinema 9:30am | 10:20am | 12:50pm | 4:10pm | 6:30pm | 7:30pm | 10:50pm The Great Gatsby PG-13142 Mins9:10am | 11:25am | 12:35pm |4:00pm|7:15p| 8:00p Digital Cinema 10:25am | 1:50pm | 2:20pm | 6:15pm | 9:40pm | 10:05pm Pain & GainR120 Mins Digital Cinema 9:50am | 1:05pm | 4:20pm | 7:40pm | 10:55pm Tyler Perry Presents We the Peeples PG-1395 Mins Digital Cinema 6:40pm | 9:15pm The Big Wedding R90 MinsDigital Cinema 11:10am | 1:45pm | 4:15pm | 6:50pm | 9:25pm OblivionPG-13125 MinsDigital Cinema 9:05am | 12:05pm | 3:05pm | 6:10pm | 9:20pm 42PG-13128 Mins Digital Cinema 9:20am | 12:25pm | 3:35pm | 6:45pm | 9:50pm The CroodsPG91 Mins Digital Cinema 9:40am | 12:30pm | 3:30pm


Schedule good for 5/17 - 5/23
21 AND OVER (R) 4:45p | 9:45p A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (R) 5:00p | 10:00p DARK SKIES (PG-13) 11:20a | 2:00p | 7:00p 2D HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (R) 12:10p | 9:15p 3D HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (R) 2:40p | 7:05p IDENTITY THIEF (R) 11:10a | 12:15p | 1:55p | 2:55p | 4:30p 6:30p | 7:10p | 9:05p | 9:55p 2D JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (PG-13) | 11:30a | 2:05p | 4:40p | 7:15p | 9:50p 3D JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (PG-13) | 11:00a | 1:35p | 4:10p | 6:45p | 9:20p 3D MONSTERS INC. (G) | 11:25a | 1:45p | 4:00p | 6:40p | 9:00p SIDE EFFECTS (R) 11:50a | 2:20p | 7:20p SNITCH (PG-13) 11:15a | 1:50p | 4:20p | 6:55p | 9:35p THE CALL (R) 11:05a | 1:30p | 4:05p | 4:50p | 6:35p | 9:10p THE HOST (PG-13) 4:15p | 9:30p THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (PG-13) 11:40a | 2:30p | 7:35p WARM BODIES (PG-13) | 11:35a | 2:25p | 4:55p | 7:25p | 9:40p

I-10 & Lee Trevino

Las Palmas i-10 @ Zaragosa

Schedule good for Friday May 17th
Star Trek Into Darkness PG-13 132 Mins 9:50am | 1:05pm 4:20pm | 7:35pm 10:50pm12:20pm | 2:45pm |3:35pm | 6:50pm | 9:15pm 10:05pm Digital Cinema 10:40am | 11:30am | 1:55pm 5:10pm | 6:00pm 8:25pm | 11:35pm Iron Man 3 PG-13 130 Mins11:05am | 11:50am | 2:15pm 3:00pm | 5:45pm | 6:30pm | 7:10pm | 9:05pm | 9:40pm | 10:20pm Digital Cinema 10:20am | 12:35pm | 1:30pm 4:00pm | 5:00pm 7:50pm | 8:30pm 11:00pm | 11:40pm The Great Gatsby PG-13142 Mins 11:00am | 12:05pm 2:20pm | 3:25pm 5:50pm | 6:55pm 9:10pm | 10:15pm Digital Cinema 10:00am | 1:15pm 4:45pm | 8:05pm | 11:25pm Pain & Gain R120 Mins Digital Cinema 12:40pm | 3:50pm | 7:00pm | 10:10pm Mud PG-13130 Mins Digital Cinema 12:45pm | 3:55pm 7:05pm | 10:25pm Tyler Perry Presents We the Peeples PG-13 95 MinsDigital Cinema 11:35am| 12:50pm |3:20pm | 4:40pm |6:05pm | 8:35pm 9:50pm | 11:05pm The Big Wedding R90 Mins Digital Cinema 2:05pm | 7:20pm Oblivion PG-13125 Mins Digital Cinema 12:00pm | 3:05pm 6:10pm | 9:20pm 42 PG-13128 Mins Digital Cinema 12:10pm | 3:30pm | 6:40pm | 9:55pm Scary Movie 5 PG-1385 Mins Digital Cinema 9:55am | 12:25pm 2:50pm | 5:15pm | 7:40pm | 10:30pm The Croods PG91 Mins11:45am |2:25pm | 4:50pm Digital Cinema 10:30am | 1:00pm | 3:45pm | 6:20pm | 8:50pm

Schedule good for 5/17 - 5/23

2200 N. Yarbrough

21 & OVER (R) 7:15 pm IDENTITY THIEF (R) 4:15 pm | 7:00 pm | 9:45 pm 2D JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (PG-13) | 4:20 pm | 6:45 pm | 9:10 pm SNITCH (PG-13)4:35 pm | 7:10 pm | 9:35 pm THE CALL (R) 5:20 pm | 7:45 pm | 10:00 pm THE HOST(PG-13)4:30pm | 7:10pm| 9:50 pm SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R)4:25 pm | 9:30 pm 2D WRECK IT RALPH (PG)4:25pm | 6:55 pm | 9:20 pm


DJ SPOTLIGHT | Nightlife calendar Tittsworth May 18th
Whether deck or dinner plate, Tittsworth's insatiable hunger questionably devours whatever is put in front of him. The Chinese-American carnivore from Washington D.C. almost immediately leap-frogged from local favorite to international DJ headliner, quickly taking part in mammoth festivals such as the annual 40,000 person Good Vibrations Festival (with Kanye West, Cypress Hill, The Rapture) and Electron Festival in Geneva (Boy 8-Bit, Jack Beats, ATrak). He regularly plays alongside industry heavyweights like Moby and Benny Benassi and recently headlined his own Scion national tour.

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As a producer, Tittsworth fields remix offers from artists and labels as varied as his appetite. Artists such as disco legend Grace Jones, DNB front runner Subfocus, and Steve Aoki; labels like Ministry of Sound and Interscope Records. Kid Sister and Fatboy Slim both chart his material and Radio One regularly plays his tunes. Pitbull and Nina Sky both made appearances on his 2008 debut album 12 Steps (released on Stretch Armstrong’s Plant Music), critically acclaimed by Billboard, DJ Mag, and URB. Currently working on album number two, Tittsworth’s studio time is shared with the likes of Q-Tip and Maluca. Musically inclined and business minded, Tittsworth established his own record label T&A (with DJ Ayres) in 2006. Tittsworth has expanded his business interests even further and opened U Street Music Hall, a world-class night club with an ever-present line for sold-out shows. Called the “Fabric of the US” by DJ Craze, U Hall boasts a sound system to rattle not just ears but eyeballs. Tittsworth is not only known for his talent in music and commerce, but also by his amazing palette for strange foods. His favorite and most memorable dish is live octopus. Tittsworth has harnessed the powers of these mighty sea beasts for the good of humanity, and consumes them one at a time... ALIVE.

May 25th Neon Desert Music Festival

May 31st Sh*T Robot @ Lowbrow Palace



Race: Sprint All-Star Race Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (ET) TV: SPEED 2012 Winner: Jimmie Johnson (right)

Race: History 300 Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway When: May 25, 2:30 p.m. (ET) TV: ABC 2012 Winner: Brad Keselowski

Race: NC Education Lottery 200 Where: Charlotte Motor Speedway When: Friday, 8:00 p.m. (ET) TV: SPEED 2012 Winner: Justin Lofton

Kurt Busch passes Indy rookie test with flying colors
the Year honors. The next year, he finished sixth. Cale Yarborough made four Indy 500 starts from 1966 to 1972, with a best finish of 10th in his final run. Bobby Allison ran the 500 two times, with a best finish of 25th in 1975, and LeeRoy Yarbrough ran three 500s, with a best finish of 19th in 1970. Busch said he’s thinking about running both the 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte next year, a double effort that Tony Stewart, John Andretti and Robby Gordon have done in the past. “It could be the beginning of a 13-month journey to get prepared for the double,” Busch said. “I need to get more comfortable in the Indy car. I think the proper thing is to go out and experience this car at another oval track and get into a race.” Even if he doesn’t attempt the 500, Busch had added another form of motorsports to his racing resume. He drove an Australian V8 Supercar at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, recently. He’s also raced sports cars in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and driven Pro Stock cars in the 2011 NHRA Gatornationals in Gainesville, Fla.
David Ferroni, Furniture Row Racing

Kurt Busch with Michael Andretti at Indianapolis. Kurt Busch had a busy schedule last week. Early in the week he spent time with reporters discussing the 10th anniversary of his Darlington finish with Ricky Craven, in which he lost the victory by .002 seconds in what many regard as one of the most thrilling finishes in Sprint Cup history. Then on Thursday, he was driving an Indy car at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he ran a lap at 218.21 miles per hour, passing his rookie test on that circuit and paving the way for a future attempt at running the Indianapolis 500. On Friday, he was back at Darlington, where he turned a lap at a track record 181.918 mph to win the pole for the Southern 500. In the race, he led 69 laps in the early going, but faded to 14th at the finish. “We let it slip away, and that’s disappointing,” Busch said. “But we won the pole, led laps, ran up front for a good portion of the race and came away with a respectable finish.” Overall, it was quite a week. “It’s been an amazing ride,” Busch said. “To have [Michael] Andretti line up a deal to where you can drive his Indy car in the month of May and post some speeds that are worthy of making the show. I had to pinch myself. “That was a kid-inthe-candy-store feel. Then showing up [at Darlington], it’s full-on race mode. I knew I had three hours to get this No. 78 Furniture Row car dialed into Darlington, and to put it on the pole — that is a great surprise, but it’s also showing the strength of the team.” At Indianapolis, Busch drove the No. 1 Dallara Chevrolet that Ryan HunterReay will drive in the Indianapolis 500. As a rookie, he had to pick up speed in phases: 10 laps at 200-205 mph, 15 laps at 205-209 mph and 15 laps at 210-plus mph. Andretti told reporters that he was not surprised that Busch passed his rookie test with flying colors. “He just drove exactly the way we wanted him to do it,” Andretti said. “He gave great feedback, right on pace, built up to nice and steady. He didn’t do anything stupid, which we knew he wouldn’t. It was a really good day.” Busch has no plans to run the 500 this year, but he could try it next year. If he does, he’ll join other NASCAR drivers who have raced at Indianapolis. Donnie Allison ran the 500 twice. In 1970, he finished fourth and won Rookie of


Toyota Highlander continues to be the do-all familyByvehicle Christopher A. Randazzo
The recipe for the perfect family-friendly SUV includes starting off with an excellent base platform, delivering a carlike ride, and offering a roomy interior that can hold plenty of people and cargo. Oh, and it must have plenty of convenient features and be attractively styled. In other words, the Toyota Highlander. The Highlander is in its final year in its current configuration - an all-new 2014 Highlander is scheduled for the fall. As this second-generation makes its final curtain call, Toyota has added more standard equipment making the Highlander an even better value. The Highlander first hit the streets in 2001, as a car-based midsize SUV – an alternative to the truck-based Toyota 4Run-

ner. The second generation Highlander, the one we have today, appeared in 2007, and proved to be larger and better than the original. The Camry-based Highlander has always been a good seller. The styling is bold, but not inyour-face. 17-inch wheels are standard but as you move up

the trim levels, you can get up to 19-inch wheels, making this Toyota SUV look really sharp. Where the Highlander scores big is on the inside, where it features one of the most attractive cabins in its class, especially if you opt for the top-of-the-line Limited model like the tester was. Cont/p/22



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Continued from page 20 feet of torque and sends power to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. I suggest opting for the V6, though. At 3.5 liters, it makes 270 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. The only downer is that it’s stuck with a five-speed automatic. With the V6, front wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is an option. Driving the Highlander is a breeze thanks to its excellent visibility and light steering, which makes parking simple. The V6 engine is strong and powerful, yet very smooth. Being car based, the Highlander delivers a soft ride, but if needed, it can tow up to 5,000 pounds. One really has to knit-pick to find fault with the Highlander. Ok, the third-row seat isn’t the most ideal (name one that is) and the transmission is missing a cog. Really, the Highlander is what you would expect a Camry SUV to be like. For those that need a real rock-crawler or off-roader, Toyota would gladly show you their 4Runner or FJ Cruiser. But for the suburban SUV crowd, it doesn’t get much better than the Highlander.

Fit and finish is top notch and the design is clean and tastefully simplistic. Look around the entire cabin and you’ll find 10 cup holders, 4 water bottle holders, and 3 12-volt power outlets. Lexus-like Optitron instrumentation, a 3.5-inch trip computer and climate control vents for all three seating rows are standard on all Highlanders. Second row seating is a unique 40/20/40 split design with a removable center section that facilitates walk-through access. The center section conveniently stows in a special compartment beneath the center console. The second row seats also has a recline feature as well as the ability to slide fore and aft, giving passengers the best comfort. The third row, like most, lacks legroom and is really suitable for little ones.

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When it comes time to load up the groceries, you’ll find you can get a lot of bags in the Highlander thanks to a cargo capacity of 95.4 cubic feet. Accessing the cargo is made easy when the HighBy The Numbers: lander is equipped with 2013 Toyota Highlander Limited 4WD the optional power liftgate. Base Price: $39,250.00 Price as Tested: $40,095.00 Under the hood Layout: front-engine / full-time four-wheel drive of the 2013 Engine: 3.5 liter 24-valve V6 Highlander is a Transmission: five-speed automatic choice of two enHorsepower: 270 hp gines. A base 2.7 Torque: 248 ft/lbs liter four-cylinEPA Fuel Economy:17 city / 22 highway mpg der musters out [Visit me at or email me at 187 horsepower] and 186 pound-

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