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Legion Riders USO Run
Story and photos by Ricky Jimenez Carrasco In April, Post 598 Legion Riders held their 3rd annual run to benefit the USO. The United Service Organization was organized in 1941 to help soldier morale during the impeding World War II. The USO now has over 160 locations around the world and serves over 5 million visitors every year. On their run, the Legion Riders had about 250 registered participants and raised $4800 specifically for the El Paso USO. Legion Rider Daniel Chavez, Army Ret., a 25 year veteran who served with the 82nd Airborne, spoke on the post's behalf: "We had a successful run and participation for all the El Paso posts. We even had Legion Riders come down from Arizona just for this run." When asked what the USO meant to him, he was very appreciative of their efforts for soldiers. "I remember a social that they organized in Giebelstadt, Germany. They brought in singers and dancers. They had tents with soup, ice cream. They had places where you can play video games and others where you could take a nap. It was a nice feeling of being appreciated." The Legion Riders, made entirely of military veterans, are continually working for the El Paso community. Probably
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their biggest effort is their Thanksgiving turkey dinner giveaway in the colonias in east El Paso County. Last year, they served a package with a full
turkey dinner for about 200 families. Some were even taken directly to the family's homes via a parade of Riders. Daniel Chavez wanted to per-
sonally address the participants of their run: "Thank you for supporting the USO and everything they do for soldiers."
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NBA Playoff Edition
by the Ball Boy
The San Antonio Spurs continue their dominance in the west. The Spurs demolished memphis 4-0 in a clean sweep on their way to their 5th NBA Finals appearance. Tony Parker Lead the Spurs with 37 points in their game 4 win. The spurs are the first time in 12 seasons to sweep the West conference championship finals. Well see if history is on their side and they can win against the East. The Miami Heat are getting a run for their money against Indiana. George has been unstoppable and has given The Pacers a running chance at beating Miami. The series is tied at 2 a piece and game 5 goes back to Miami where Lebron and fam try to take the lead. Game 6 will go back to Indiana. Well see if The Pacers can steal this win in Miami.
Concert 4 Autism
Concerts benefiting local austism charities are planned in at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2 and 23 at Kickstandz, 113355 Montwood. Tickets per show are $10 at the door. Information: (Kickstandz) 231-6968. The June 2 headliner is metal band Red Lamb, led by former Anthrax guitarist and father of autistic identical twins, Dan Spitz. Opening bands include Abnik, Epitaph Romance, Something Wicked, Texas Roadkill and Crash.
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By: “Doppler” Dave Speelman
What is the Dew Point?
A temperature that I report on television during my weathercasts is one that is little understood. I get more calls and questions about this weather term than any others. It is called the “Dew Point.” This is the temperature that a sample of air would have if it was cooled until dew (or frost in the winter) would form. This Dew Point temperature is really a roundabout way of saying something about the amount of moisture or humidity in the air. If the dew point temperature is close to the air temperature, the relative humidity is high; if the dew point is well below the air temperature, the relative humidity is low. If moisture condenses on a cold glass of lemonade taken out of the refrigerator, the dew-point temperature of the air in the room is above the temperature of the glass of lemonade. This happens much more frequently in summer than winter when there is generally more moisture in the air. So, to better summarize, the dew point is the temperature you must cool air at constant pressure in order for that air mass to become saturated. This does not necessarily mean a cloud or rain drop will form. When water does condense into a cloud or rain drop, it means that the air temperature and dew point are the same, and this should mean we have 100% relative humidity. High dew points mean high moisture content of the air, which often translates to muggy and uncomfortable conditions. It is also the fuel needed for thunderstorms to develop. Storms rely on around 40 to 50 degree dew points to become fairly significant. Incidentally, one of the clues a meteorologist uses for forecasting tonight’s low temperature is to look at today’s dew point. If no fronts are expected to come through, tonight’s low temperature will not get much below today’s dew point. (In fact, the air temperature can never fall below the dew point temperature.)
At what Dew Point temperature does it really feel sticky and humid outside? A. 40 B. 50 C. 55 D. 65
“Doppler" Dave Speelman is the chief meteorologist at KVIA-TV in El Paso. You can watch his forecasts at 4, 5, 6 and 10 pm on ABC-7 (channel 6 cable). If you would like Doppler Dave to address (explain) any weather issues you can email him at Dopplerdave@kvia.com.
Spotlight EP News Weather
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Answer: D – 65 degree dew point.
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And it's easy to incorporate it into your wardrobe. It goes with practically anything and any color.
—Get dressed. The white
dress is another hit this summer, and it's not just the garden party dress that's brightening up the fashion landscape. These dresses have detail with a capital "D" — texture is the key — sheer panels, lace overlays and cutouts galore (in all the right places, of course)! Knee-length is the way to go!
OK, everyone, it's official. Memorial Day has come and gone, and it's time to bring on the white, right? And although many fashion experts extol the virtues of wearing white all year long now, it still seems that this basic of "non-colors" just fits more into the summer swing of things. After all, sliding through the dirty snow in white suede boots doesn't really make sense even to this gogo girl of the '60s. This summer, white is one of the hottest fashion trends making the rounds at retail.
Here are a few tips on how to wear white right now:
—Go graphic. This year, white
looks right with the bold punch of black — this classic combo has long been a favorite, but now it's gone graphic and mod. In everything from color-blocked sandals to wide striped handbags to those rockin' round sunglasses of Korean pop star Psy, black and white just looks right for summer style.
—Do denim. White jeans have
also become must-haves for summertime style for both men and women. The cropped Capri promises to be a great addition this season, if you don't already own a pair. And of course, white denim shorts are another "go-with-everything" fashion staple.
modern "go-to" outfit for all sorts of occasions this summer. Mix tailored trousers and jackets with a white ruffled blouse for the office or with a metallic tank for cocktails. Think of this white-on-white look as an alternative to the black tuxedo. And of course there's nothing more classic than the crisp white blouse teamed up with a slim black pencil skirt.
—Wear it head-toaccessories. If toe. A white pantsuit can be a —Add wearing white head-to-toe just scares you
right out of the line at Starbucks, then there are plenty of white extras available to brighten up your summer wardrobe without adding a dime to your dry-cleaning bill. Again, remember you can wear white with just about everything. So go ahead and invest in these neutral accessories — an oversized white satchel, white gladiator sandals, white enamel cuff bracelets, even a bold French manicure. Remember, you've got until Labor Day!
—Mix it up. Combining
different shades of white in one outfit can be tricky. There are the bright shades of pure white and then the darker shades of creamier whites. These can be a sophisticated pairing, as a Moto- jacket and pencil skirt, or more casual in offwhite linen pants and a white linen tunic.
The white sundress is one of summer's brightest hits.
Photo: Corey p at Kohl's. Sharon Mosley is a former fashion editor of the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock and executive director of the Fashion Editors and Reporters Association.
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Six Ways to Guarantee a Fabulous Family Vacation
When I was a kid, vacation meant four kids crammed into the back seat of a sedan, poking and elbowing one another while counting the miles between rest stops. Things have changed dramatically since then. But even with onboard DVDs, spacious minivans, air travel, cruises and theme parks, family vacations can be either delightful or disastrous. It all depends on the care you devote to research and planning.
Involve the kids. One
reader allowed her teenage daughter to plan their vacation with the money they had to
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ment of teaching our child the value of money."
Theme-park strategy. Set on a visit to an
amusement park? You can find deals and discounts on the Internet, says Robert Niles, editor and founder of ThemeParkInsider.com. Birnbaum Guides Walt Disney World for Kids 2013 (Disney Editions 2012) gets rave reviews from readers of this column. "We visit several times a year for what many people spend on a single trip, and we do it with four kids!" reports one family.
destinations within the National Park Service. Many campgrounds now require reservations, so don't wait until the last minute. Expect to pay about $20 on average per night for a campsite.
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to give you a ride, but you don't really like the direction they are headed? Put down your sail. Lay low. Let them blow over. When things calm down, you can put up your sail again and steer your vessel toward the destination you were aiming for in the first place. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Relationships can't be forced into a better place, but they perhaps can be coaxed, humored or tempted to go there. Relationships can, however, be forced toward stiffness, weirdness and awkwardness. So take it easy. Relax, and the whole world relaxes with you — or at least the easygoing ones! SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You never want to be so consumed with your own desires and interests that you can't see the big picture. That's why you keep assertive people around you and remain open to their opinions. Doing what they want to do a few times this week will give you the edge of a boosted perspective. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Approaching a new group of people is always daunting no matter how socially adept you may be. Your brave heart will have you moving into circles of people you know nothing about. The adventure of it brings on such an adrenaline rush that your experiences this week could set a tone for future behavior. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have a healthy sense of wonder, and you're willing to entertain the other side of an argument. But don't buy into ideas that rub against your intuitive knowledge of what is correct. The omens suggest there will be rewards for open-mindedness, but don't bend over at the same time lest your brain tumbles out. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The friends who tempt and intrigue you make it harder to be "good," but consider this: "We have to keep company with supposedly bad characters if we are to survive and not succumb to mental atrophy. People of good character, so called, are the ones who end up boring us to death." — Thomas Bernhard THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Listen to your mind. Your birthday gift from the universe is a thought translator with which you can break your consciousness into categories of "helpful" and "unhelpful." You'll have many realizations and will begin a process of knowing and accepting yourself on deeper levels. Your outer world will reflect this new inner organization and calm. As the year progresses, it's easier for you to make money, build fortifying bonds and take care of yourself. You will truly come into your own.
Venusian Goodie Bags for All
Venus glides into emotional Cancer this week with treats for relationships that she parcels out like goodie bags filled with brightness and fun. Some of her past solutions were too shallow — like goodie bags stuffed with candy and cheap plastic toys, stuff you really don't need. This time around, go for simple, wholesome choices, and avoid the shallow and unnecessary "answers" that will ultimately complicate your life. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Attitude is everything. Too bad changing your attitude also happens to be one of the hardest things to do. It's mostly a process of letting go of ego, fear and a negative "story." The steady climb of your good attitude this week is something to really celebrate. Over time, positivity will absolutely change your life. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). A keen intellectual energy pushes you along this week. You'll be so clear-headed, in fact, that it will feel like you can solve the toughest problems by just thinking them through. Also, you'll do twice the mental work you usually do in half the time. By the weekend, you'll need to recharge with mindless fun. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Who needs external sources of entertainment when you have such a rich fantasy life? Dreaming is productive, especially when you dream in detail. Whether waking or asleep, there is power in your imaginings. Write down your visions, and later you'll find entertainment and solutions in these mental sprees. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You'll be a stabilizing influence on someone who usually plays that role for you. This doesn't mean you'll be stoic or fixed in your responses. You may help out by showing your feelings when the other person is closed off to emotion, or by providing a voice of reason to the other person's irrationality. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). How you talk to yourself inside your head is more important than the events going on in your life. For now, it's better to work on trying to see the bright side than trying to change the weather of your circumstances. The weather has its own agenda. If you're relentlessly positive, that agenda will be no match for you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). What's going on behind the scenes is distracting you whether or not you consciously even know what it is. You may find yourself frequently flowing off topic in conversation or drifting away from the work you're supposed to be doing. The way back to your purpose is through addressing the elephant in the room. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). What do you do when the winds of fate offer
Living history museums. There are at
least 2,000 living-history museums around the country where the past seems as real as the present. Start with a virtual visit where you can "tour" many of these wonderful attractions online. Go to ALHFAM.org, the site of The Association for Living History Farms and Agricultural Museums. Jamestown Settlement and Washington County History Society (historyisfun.com), Henry Ford Museum (hfmgv.org) and Conner Prairie (connerprairie.org) are just a few of the living history museums that make learning fun for visitors of any age.
Time and money.
Quality is more important than quantity. Instead of trying to stretch your available cash over the time you can be away, consider the money you have to spend first. Then divide by a reasonable daily budget to determine how many days you can be gone.
spend over the cost of overnight accommodations. "Our spendthrift daughter became Ms. Frugality because she wanted to parasail," the reader recalls. "She had us fix meals in our room and watched the expenses like a hawk. And we parasailed! It was the best vacation ever. As a bonus, we went home with cash in our pockets and the priceless accomplish-
Camping. If you're careful, camping can be nearly as affordable as staying at home, provided you have the equipment or can borrow it. Visit the National Park Service website, NPS.gov, to search affordable
Group travel. Vacationing with another family can cut the costs on rentals, food and transportation. This is an especially good choice for singleparent families who agree to pool their energy and resources. Make sure you discuss expectations and budgets ahead of time. To this day, my favorite childhood memories revolve around family vacations. Just being together was so much fun it made all the poking and elbowing that went on in the backseat worth it. Now that I have my own family, I'm more convinced than ever: There's just nothing like a family vacation! Mary Hunt is the founder of www.DebtProofLiving.com, a personal finance member website. You can email her at email@example.com m, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2099, Cypress, CA 90630.
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Scratching tops canine list of veterinary visits
• There’s nothing that drives a dog crazier than itching, and nothing that drives the dog’s owner to the veterinarian more quickly than scratching. That may be why three of the top 10 reasons that dog owners took their pets in for medical care in 2012 involved skin issues, according to the pet-health insurance company VPI. The Brea, Calif.-based VPI is the largest insurer of pet health in the country, and every year it issues a list of the top claims for dogs and cats. While itching was the top reason why dogs saw the veterinarian, urinary• A top racing greyhound running at full speed can hit 43 mph. Racehorses can go just a little faster. The cheetah can smoke them both, though, hitting 70 mph in full flight. • The maker of a sugar-free gum that guarded information about xylitol being an ingredient changed its policy after veterinarians pressed on behalf of poisoned pets. Xylitol is a replacement for sugar in many gums, candies and other products meant for human consumption, but the substance can be lethal to pets. The Veterinary Information Network News Service (news.vin.com) reports that the makers of Stride gum required veterinarians inquiring about xylitol levels to sign a non-disclosure agreement before it released information, causing a delay in treatment. The change in policy brought the company in line with the rest of the industry. The ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center has tracked xylitol poisoning in pets since 2007; in 2012 it logged more than 3,000 calls on products containing the sweetener. — Dr. Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori
Underweight dog may be perfect
Q: How could a 90-pound dog be underweight? I have a dog
who’s probably a Labrador-Pit Bull mix, and my veterinarian says he’s a little underweight. Considering I was hoping for a medium-sized dog when I adopted him as a puppy (his paws weren’t big when he was little), I really am not all that interested in him getting even bigger. Is this a problem? She said he was perfectly healthy. — via Facebook A: If your veterinarian says he’s perfectly healthy, then he’s in normal range and you don’t have to change a thing. That’s the good news. The better news is that there are health benefits to keeping your dog just a little underweight. Long-range feeding trials of littermates fed to keep one 10 percent under “ideal” weight and the other 10 percent over have shown the health advantages of keeping your dog the lean machine he is. Lean dogs are less likely to get cancer, less likely to have orthopedic problems and less likely to suffer from arthritis. There isn’t a body mass index (BMI) chart for dogs the way there is for people. We veterinarians use a physical examination to determine what we call a “body-condition score.” You can do the same. You should be able to run your hands down your dog’s sides without bumping over each rib. If you press in and slide the skin back and forth over the ribs (veterinarians call this “palpating”), you should easily be able to feel the ribs. Your dog should also have a “waist,” or tuck up behind the ribcage, but not all that much. The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary medicine has an excellent graphic you can use, at vet.osu.edu/vmc/body-condition-scoring-chart. The majority of American pets are overweight or obese, so I would bet your veterinarian wasn’t chastising you for your dog’s appearance. More likely she was delighted to see a lean, fit dog in her exam room! And by the way, there are many reasons why your dog grew larger than his paws predicted. Genetics is one of them, of course, but it’s also possible that his early development was slowed by lessthan-optimal care before he got to the shelter. You might want to try a DNA test such as the Mars Wisdom Panel to get some insight on what breeds actually went into your dog’s “canine cocktail.” — Dr. Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori Do you have a pet question? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Facebook.com/DrMartyBecker.
Itchy skin is the top reason that dogs are taken to the vet.
tract problems led the list for cats, followed by dental disease and hyperthyroidism. VPI’s
data are based on an analysis of almost a half-million cats and dogs covered by the insurance.
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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 20....
A: First, appreciate it! You've been blessed with the l9th-century version of air-condition-
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....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 Continued from page 12 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; vagardenweek.org). Learn more about both Melchers, the artist and Belmont, the estate, now overseen by the University of Mary Washington, just across the Rappahannock River (mwc.edu/Belmont). 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 yorkwall.com 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.
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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 (jonathanadler.com). 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
Continued from page 20... 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 (www.madcapcottage.com). 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
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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 primitivetwig.com. 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 (scalamandre.easternaccents.com).
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Even a formally balanced furniture arrangement does not a 'formal' room make when the decor's a bit OTT. Photo: Courtesy Jonathan Adler.
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Open Nationwide 05/31/13 Runtime 100 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for Some Disturbing Images, Sci-Fi Action Violence. Starring Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Sophie Okonedo, Zoë Isabella Kravitz, Glenn Morshower, Kristofer Hivju, Sacha Dhawan, Chris Geere, Diego Klattenhoff, David Denman, Lincoln Lewis, Jaden Martin, Sincere L. Bobb, Monika Jolly Genre Science fiction, Adventure, Action Synopsis People were forced to leave Earth a millennium ago to establish a new home on Nova Prime. Now, Gen. Cypher Raige (Will Smith) heads Nova Prime's most-prominent family. Cypher's teenage son, Kitai (Jaden Smith), feels enormous pressure to follow in his father's legendary footsteps -- which strains their relationship. Cypher and Kitai set out on a trip to mend their bond, but when their craft crashes on Earth's hostile surface, each must trust the other greatly -- or perish..
Schedule good for 5/31
AFTER EARTH (PG13)10:00 | 11:00 | 12:00 | 1:00 | 2:00 | 3:00 | 4:00 | 5:00 | 6:00 | 7:00 | 8:00 | 9:00 | 10:00 | 11:00 | 12:00am EPIC 2D (PG)11:30 | 2:05 | 5:00 | 7:50 | 10:20 EPIC 3D (PG)10:30 | 1:05 | 4:00 | 7:00 | 9:35 FAST & FURIOUS 6 (PG13) 10:00 | 11:00 | 12:00 | 1:10 | 2:10 | 3:10 | 4:10 | 5:10 | 6:10 | 7:10 | 8:10 | 9:10 | 10:10 | 11:10 | 12:10am GREAT GATSBY,THE 2D (PG13) 11:00 | 2:15 | 5:30| 9:00 | 12:15am HANGOVER 3, THE (R) 10:40 | 11:40 | 12:30 | 1:30 | 2:30 | 3:30 | 4:30 | 5:30 | 6:30 | 7:30 | 8:30|9:30| 10:00 | 11:00 | 12:00am IRON MAN 3: 2D (PG13) 11:00 | 12:30 | 2:00 | 4:00 | 5:15 | 7:15 | 8:30 | 10:30 | 11:45 NOW YOU SEE ME (PG13) 10:20 | 1:20 | 4:20 | 7:20 | 10:20 | 12:10am STAR TREK:INTO T/DARKNESS 2D (PG13)11:00 | 2:05 | 5:10 | 8:15 | 12:00am
Schedule good for Friday May 31st
The Hangover Part III R100 MinsDigital Cinema 10:00am 10:45am 11:30am 12:15pm | 1:00pm 1:45pm | 2:30pm 3:15pm 4:00pm | 4:45pm 5:30pm 6:15pm | 7:00pm 7:45pm 8:30pm | 9:15pm 10:00pm | 10:45pm The Great Gatsby PG-13 142 Mins 11:00am | 2:30pm | 6:00pm | 9:30pm Digital Cinema 12:00pm | 3:30pm | 7:00pm | 10:15pm The Iceman R105 Mins Digital Cinema 10:35am | 1:35pm 4:35pm | 7:35pm | 10:35pm The Big Wedding R90 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 Pain & GainR120 Mins Digital Cinema 10:00am | 1:05pm | 4:10pm | 7:15pm | 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 Disconnect R115 Mins Digital Cinema 10:25am | 1:25pm 4:25pm | 7:25pm | 10:25pm The CroodsPG91 Mins10:00am | 4:00pm | 10:00pm Digital Cinema 1:00pm | 7:00pm
CINEMARK 14 - EL PASO
West side of El Paso at Mesa & I-10
Schedule good for Friday May 31st
Now You See Me PG-13116 MinsDigital Cinema 12:00pm | 1:05pm | 3:30pm | 7:00pm 7:50pm | 10:30pm After Earth PG-13100 Mins 10:00am 4:10pm 7:20pm | 10:15pm Digital Cinema 9:00am 12:05pm | 3:20pm | 6:30pm | 9:40pm Fast & Furious 6 PG-13128 Mins Digital Cinema 9:20am 11:00am | 12:10pm | 12:55pm | 2:40pm | 3:50pm | 4:40pm | 6:20pm | 7:30pm | 8:20pm | 10:05pm | 10:50pm | 11:35pm The Hangover Part III R100 MinsDigital Cinema 9:15am 10:10am | 11:05am | 1:20pm | 2:10pm | 4:20pm | 4:30pm | 5:20pm | 7:40pm | 8:30pm 10:25pm | 11:10pm Epic PG103 Mins 9:45am | 12:50pm | 3:40pm | 6:50pm | 9:45pmDigital Cinema 11:30am | 2:45pm | 6:00pm | 9:15pm Star Trek Into DarknessPG-13132 Mins 3:25pm | 10:40pm Digital Cinema 11:40am | 7:10pm The Great Gatsby PG-13142 Mins 11:10am | 6:10pm Digital Cinema 3:15pm | 9:50pm Iron Man 3PG-13 130 Mins 2:55pm | 9:35pm Digital Cinema 11:55am | 6:40pm
EAST POINTE MOVIES 12
Schedule good for 5/31 - 6/6
2D ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (PG) | 11:50a | 4:15p | 8:40p 3D ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (PG) | 2:00p | 6:25p FILLY BROWN(R)11:25a|2:10p|4:50p|7:20p| 9:25p 2D G.I. JOE RETALIATION (PG-13) 11:20a | 4:25p | 9:30p 3D G.I. JOE RETALIATION (PG-13) 1:50p | 7:00p IDENTITY THIEF(R) 11:10a | 1:40p | 4:30p | 7:10p | 9:55p 2D JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (PG-13) 11:30a | 2:05p | 7:15p 3D JACK THE GIANT SLAYER(PG-13) | 4:10p | 9:00p 3D JURASSIC PARK (PG-13) 12:00p | 2:50p | 6:30p | 9:20p 3D MONSTERS INC. (G) 11:00a | 1:35p | 6:45p SNITCH(PG-13)11:15a|1:45p| 4:20p | 6:55p | 9:35p SPRING BREAKERS (R) 4:05p | 8:50p THE CALL(R) 11:35a | 2:25p | 4:55p | 7:25p | 9:40p 2D OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (PG) | 11:00a | 1:55p | 4:45p | 7:45p 3D OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL (PG) | 11:40a | 3:00p | 6:50p | 9:45p TPS'S TEMPTATION: CONFESSIONS OF A M.COUNSELOR (PG-13) 4:40p | 9:50p WARM BODIES (PG-13) 11:05a | 1:30p | 6:35p
I-10 & Lee Trevino
Las Palmas i-10 @ Zaragosa
Schedule good for Friday May 31st
Now You See Me PG-13116 MinsDigital Cinema 9:50am | 11:30am | 1:00pm | 2:30pm | 3:55pm | 5:30pm 7:00pm | 8:30pm 10:00pm | 11:30pm After EarthPG-13 100 MinsDigital Cinema 11:05am | 12:05pm | 1:05pm | 1:45pm | 3:45pm | 4:25pm | 5:25pm | 6:25pm | 7:05pm | 9:25pm | 9:50pm | 10:50pm | 11:50pm Fast & Furious 6 PG-13128 Mins 10:00am | 1:10pm | 4:20pm | 7:30pm | 10:45pm Digital Cinema 10:50am | 11:45am | 12:30pm 1:20pm | 2:00pm | 2:50pm | 3:40pm | 4:35pm | 5:10pm | 6:05pm | 6:50pm | 7:45pm | 8:20pm | 9:15pm | 10:05pm | 10:55pm | 11:35pm The Hangover Part III R100 Mins Digital Cinema 11:10am | 12:35pm 1:15pm | 1:50pm | 2:45pm | 3:20pm | 4:00pm | 4:30pm | 6:10pm | 6:45pm | 7:10pm | 7:50pm | 8:05pm | 8:50pm | 9:30pm | 9:55pm | 10:35pm | 11:15pm Epic PG103 Mins 10:40am | 1:25pm | 4:10pm 6:55pm 9:40pm Digital Cinema 9:45am | 11:35am | 12:30pm | 2:20pm | 3:15pm | 5:05pm | 6:00pm | 8:45pm Star Trek Into Darkness PG-13132 Mins 2:55pm | 9:20pm Digital Cinema 11:40am | 6:15pm The Great Gatsby PG-13142 Mins 3:50pm | 10:40pm Digital Cinema 12:25pm | 7:15pm Iron Man 3PG-13130 Mins12:00pm | 3:10pm 6:30pm | 9:35pmDigital Cinema 10:20am | 1:30pm | 4:40pm | 7:55pm | 11:00pm
PREMIERE MONTWOOD 7
Schedule good for 5/31 - 6/6
2200 N. Yarbrough
2D ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (PG) | 12:05 pm | 2:15 pm | 4:25 pm | 6:45 pm | 9:00 pm 2D GI JOE: RETALIATION (PG-13) | 11:25 am | 2:00 pm | 4:45 pm | 7:15 pm | 9:50 pm IDENTITY THIEF (R)11:20 am | 1:40 pm | 4:15 pm | 7:00 pm | 9:45 pm 2D JACK THE GIANT SLAYER (PG-13) | 11:15 am | 1:45 pm | 4:20 pm | 6:50 pm | 9:20 pm 3D JURASSIC PARK (PG-13)12:00 pm | 2:50 pm | 6:35 pm | 9:30 pm 2D OZ: GREAT & POWERFUL(PG) 3:40pm |9:45 pm 3D OZ: GREAT & POWERFUL (PG)11:40 am | 6:40 pm THE CALL (R) 11:50 am | 2:30 pm | 5:00 pm | 7:40 pm | 10:00 pm
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DJ Spotlight | GTA
There’s a big sound coming out of Miami. It’s a loud, in your face sound with a hip-hop lean and sometimes a tropical vibe. It’s dirty, sexy and full of hype, and it’s called GTA. Matt Toth and Julio Mejia make up the dynamic duo. Dedicated to their music, they stay holed up in their bedroom studio building beats that can set off any kind of dance floor. They’re stealing the stage from their hood to New York, LA and everything in between, and it just comes down to how they play their game. Producers without borders, their catalogue of sounds span the gamut without limitations. They’ll experiment with trap music, house, moombahton, funky electro, booty bass, salsa, big room, anything they can put their flavor on. With “Death to Genres” as their battle cry, their mission is to set the room on fire and get all the asses clapping, every time. GTA’s future sound has them sought after some of the biggest names in the dance music game. They’ve had releases on Diplo’s Mad Decent, Ladback Luke’s Mixmash and A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold Records. They’ve remixed various artists from all genres, including Michael Woods, Trinidad James, Deadmau5, Wolfgang Gartner, Clockwork, Laidback Luke and A-Trak. Armed with endless creativity, a tireless work ethic and a fierce dedication to their craft, GTA are carving their name into the minds of dance floors freaks everywhere, and you can count on them to deliver the goods, each and every time.
Ben Folds Five - Ben Folds Five Live Camera Obscura - Desire Lines Candlelight Red - Reclamation Dead Stars - High Gain Eleanor Friedberger - Personal Record Filter - The Sun Comes Out Tonight Future Bible Heroes - Partygoing GRMLN - Empire
Kelly Rowland - Talk A Good Game Liferuiner - Future Revisionists Matthew Morrison - Where It All Began Megadeth - Super Collider Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork Rogue Wave - Nightingale Floors We Are The City - Violent Western Lows - Glacial
Sh*T Robot @ Lowbrow Palace
Salva @ The Garden
Holy Ghost @Lowbrow Palace
Sun City Music Festival @Ascarate
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Race: FedEx 400 Benefiting Autism Speaks Where: Dover International Speedway When: Sunday, 1:00 p.m. (ET) TV: FOX Sports 2012 Winner: Jimmie Johnson (right)
Race: 5-Hour Energy 200 Where: Dover International Speedway When: Saturday, 2:30 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN 2012 Winner: Jimmie Johnson
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Race: Lucas Oil 200 Where: Dover International Speedway When: Friday, 5:00 p.m. (ET) TV: SPEED 2012 Winner: Todd Bodine
Kevin Harvick snatches Coca-Cola 600 win, his second victory in NASCAR’s longest race
Kevin Harvick won Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in typical Kevin Harvick fashion. He wasn’t one of the more dominant drivers in the race, but when the checkered flag was in sight, he figured out a way to snatch the victory away from those with seemingly faster cars. Kasey Kahne, going for his fourth Coke 600 victory, appeared to have the car to beat in the closing laps, before the caution flag flew on Lap 386 of 400. Kahne stayed on the track, figuring that at the least a handful of drivers on the track behind him would stay out as well, providing a cushion between him and the drivers who did stop for fresher tires. But Kahne wound up being the lone driver not to pit, and that allowed Harvick to restart beside him with two fresh tires. Harvick put the new rubber to work immediately after the restart, seized the lead and drove away, leading the final 11 laps to get his second 600 victory in the past three runnings of NASCAR’s longest race. In 2011, he led just two laps in winning. It was his second win of the season, the first coming at Richmond on April 27, where he led just three laps. Kevin Harvick celebrates with He said his strategy the Coca-Cola 600 trophy. of saving his best shot until the from growing up. ... The only end was born years ago out of way to race the next week was necessity. to win enough prize money the “I like to just take my week before so you could buy time and put myself in a positires, whatever the case may be, tion at the end of the race,” he to race. said. “I think a lot of that comes Continues on page 31
Harold Hinson for Chevrolet
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Diablos Sign Former LA Dodgers Pitcher Carlos Monasterios
EL PASO- The Diablos are hitting the road for St. Paul, Minnesota, and waiting for them there will be new Diablos player, former Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, Carlos Monasterios. The right handed pitcher, 27, and Venezuela native made his major league debut with the Dodgers in 2010.
rios. Anytime you get a chance to add a major league pitcher, it not only helps the pitching staff, but the entire roster because of the experience he brings,” said Director of Baseball Operations for the Diablos, Shawn Suarez. Monasterios is slated to be Saturday's starting pitcher against the Saint Paul Saints.
Sprint Cup races at Dover International Speedway in which the winner lapped the rest of the field (it hasn’t happened since 1991). Victories at Dover by Chevrolet, tops among all manufacturers. Laps led by Jimmie Johnson in the past 16 Sprint Cup races at Dover, tops among all drivers.
Monasterios began his professional career when he was signed by the New York Yankees as an amateur free agent in 2005. Monasterios spent 2006-2009 in the minor league clubs of New York and the Philadelphia Phillies, ranging from Rookie class to AA. Monasterios’ contract was purchased by the Dodgers in 2009, and in 2010 he made it to the major league club. Monasterios recorded a 4.38 ERA in 32 games, with 88.1 innings pitched, 99 hits, 43 earned runs, 15 home runs, 29 walks, and 52 strike outs for the Dodgers that year.
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Carlos Monasterios Monasterious then spent 2011 with the AAA affiliate, the end of which gave him an overall minor league ERA of 4.55 in 94 games and 395 innings pitched. “We are excited to have Carlos Monaste-
The Diablos will be facing the Saint Paul Saints (Minnesota) and the Lincoln Saltdogs (Nebraska) on the road this week. They return to Cohen Stadium on Friday, May 31st for a three day series against the Gary SouthShore RailCats. Promotions include Fireworks Friday, Free Ticket Saturday by One Source Federal Credit Union, and Quartermania. Discounted Season Ticket, Weekend Ticket, and Flex Pack Ticket Specials are on sale now for the 2013 season. For more information on these or on our upcoming season, please visit diablos.com or call (915)755-2000.
Laps led by Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the past 16 races at Dover; he led 193 laps in winning there in 2001.
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Survival and ‘a good car’ are the most important things to Jeff Gordon at ‘The Monster Mile’
After flirting with disaster while dancing with “The Lady in Black” at Darlington Raceway and running NASCAR’s longest race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Sprint Cup Series drivers now must take on “The Monster Mile” at Dover International Speedway. Jeff Gordon, whose four Dover wins are second among active drivers — bested only by his Hendrick Motorsports teammate Jimmie Johnson and his seven victories — said the one-mile concrete oval can present a monstrous challenge. He cited high speeds, big corners banked 24 degrees and straightaways banked at 9 degrees. The track’s qualifying record is a sizzling 161.522 miles per hour, set in 2004 by Jeremy Mayfield. “It’s just a track where you’re on the edge,” Gordon said. “There’s not a lot of room for error.” And Gordon said that even the best of drivers can become involved in single-car spins at Dover. “On your own, you can break your car loose and find yourself in trouble, and it’s hard to recover there,” he said. “Usually when you have a problem, you’re in the wall. And same thing when you’re in a group and it happens as a group; there is going to be a big wreck. So, it is definitely a monster.” He said he races Dover much like he runs Darlington, and that means racing the race track itself first. and the competition second. “You have to really respect Dover. But survival, and having a car working good there, is the most important thing.” Matt Kenseth is a two-time Dover winner and made his Sprint Cup debut there in 1998, finishing sixth driving the No. 94 Ford for Bill Elliott, who missed the race to attend the funeral of his father, George Elliott. Kenseth’s performance tied the best finish of the season for Elliott’s team, and it helped launch Kenseth’s Cup career. “Dover’s always been my favorite track,” Kenseth said. “Dover is real unique. It’s one of those tracks you really have to attack.”
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1. Jimmie Johnson, 445 2. Carl Edwards, 413 3. Matt Kenseth, 394 4. Clint Bowyer, 385 5. Kasey Kahne, 370 6. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 364 7. Kevin Harvick, 362 8. Paul Menard, 347 9. Martin Truex Jr., 336 10. Brad Keselowski, 335
the race track,” he said. “You can’t get too caught up in the competition. If you get track position like anywhere else, you’ve got to try to maintain it. It’s just still very important, even at
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Lancer - Mitsubishi’s alternative to the basic sedan.
By Christopher A. Randazzo
If a car maker wants to compete in the compact segment, they had better come ready to fight. This market, ruled by the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, Mazda 3 and Chevy Cruze is more of a boxing ring than a playground – and consumers are looking to get the best shot for their money. Mitsubishi has realized that, and rather than compete mano a mano, they have taken a slightly different approach by marketing the Lancer as a sporty alternative to the others. Let’s see if it can go the distance. Entering the ring, the Lancer comes with the right looks. The stylish front end is what immediately grabs your attention. It’s bold and very aggressive, especially for Mitsubishi, who in the past have been conservative with the styling of their sedans. and-furious Evolution, both of which use turbochargers to enhance their performance. My drive time was spent in a Lancer SE equipped with the CVT transmission and AWC. The 168-horspower 2.4 liter four under the hood is quite perky but the CVT does make it feel odd as it revs up to 2,500 RPM and just hangs there – the very reason why I am not a fan of CVTs. But with steering that The rest of the exterior is chiseled nicely and certainly looks attractive as well as distinctive. Inside the Lancer is a spacious interior. The dashboard isn’t nearly as exciting as the exterior of the car, but it holds its own. Quality of interior materials, never a strong point for Mitsubishi, has improved over the years but the touch and feel of some of the controls still seem behind when compared to the likes of Honda and Toyota. There is no questioning the seating arrangement though – where everyone sits in comfort and the rear seats prove to be very spacious, especially for a be heard, and quite nicely I might add, was the 710 watt 9speaker Rockford Fosgate sound system. It got lots of compliments, including one from the truck next to me (the stereo really thumps). Trunk space is a smallish 11.6 cubic feet, something to consider if four adults will be traveling with luggage. If the backseat isn’t going to be used, it can fold flat (it’s a 60/40 split) to accommodate bulky items. Pricing for the Lancer remains a strong selling point. Starting at $16,000 for the base model, my nicely equipped SE came in at $22,640 – and that included AWC, a power sunroof, the Rockford Fosgate sound system and a color LCD multi-information display. is very direct and along with the AWC, the Lancer changes directions with ease and it corners flat without leaning. The more time I spent driving the Lancer, the more I found myself enjoying it. Living with the Lancer was a piece-of-cake. Loaded up with four adults, not a complaint could be heard. But what could By The Numbers: I’m not going to try and paint a pretty picture here - the Lancer isn’t the best car in its class. It lacks some of the refinement that many others offer. But what it does lack, it makes up for in being unique, different and quite enjoyable to drive. And to some drivers, that is what makes the Lancer quite appealing.
car in this class. The entry level Lancer, the DE, and the trim level above it, the ES, are powered by a 2.0 liter inline 4-cylinder engine that makes a respectable 148 horsepower. The standard transmission is a five-speed manual gearbox, with a CVT automatic available as an option. But opt for the SE or GT trim level and the 2.0 liter four gets replaced with a 2.4 liter four that makes 168 hp and 167 lb-ft of torque. The SE only comes with the CVT transmission but it gets a bonus – all-wheel drive, which Mitsubishi calls All Wheel Control (AWC). The GT, while can’t be had with AWC does come with the five-speed transmission. If power and performance is really what you’re after in a Lancer, look no further than the Ralliart and the fast-
2013 Mitsubishi Lancer SE 2.4L AWC
Base Price: $20,295.00 Price as Tested: $22,640.00 Layout: front-engine / all-wheel drive Engine: 2.4 liter DOHC inline-4 Transmission: CVT automatic Horsepower: 168 hp Torque: 167 ft-lbs EPA Fuel Economy: 22 city / 29 highway mpg [Visit me at www.carsbycar.blogspot or email me at email@example.com]
Continued from page 27... “My dad, anybody I ever drove for before, would probably tell you the same thing. I’m not going to burn my car up in the first half of the race, go out and show off. That’s what happens at the beginning of the race. “Obviously, you want to run as fast as you can, but it really doesn’t matter until the end.” For Kahne, who led a race-high 161 laps after starting the day with flu-like symptoms, it was another disappointing end to a race he could have won. “This is the third time we’ve been to a mile-and-a-half [track],” he said. “I ran second, have been the fastest car at all
Brian Lawdermilk for Chevrolet
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Harvick races to first place in the Coca-Cola 600. It was his 21st career Sprint Cup win. battery in his No. 78 Chevrolet knocked him out of the lead and left him scrambling to finish third. “Well, it was a good 550 miles, it seemed like for us, then the normal something has to pop up, some adversity we have to overcome, came about,” he said. Early in the running of Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte, a cable used with an overhead camera came loose, causing injuries to 10 fans, three of whom where transported to area hospitals, and damaging several cars, including the No. 18 Toyota of Kyle Busch. NASCAR, in a fairly rare decision, allowed the affected teams to repair their cars under the red flag brought about by the fallen cable. Race winner Kevin Harvick said he thought his eyes were playing tricks on him when he saw a black streak go by on the frontstretch. If they were, he feared his career was over. “I tell myself, ‘You’ve got to believe what you saw,’” Harvick said. “I got to the start/finish line, I eased off the gas. I knew what I had seen the lap before. I was hoping it wasn’t my last race. I was hoping what I saw was right.” The FOX network, which uses the camera and cables, issued a statement saying the camera wouldn’t be used again until the cause of the failure could be determined.
The Fox Sports overhead camera before it came loose, sending a cable onto the track.
three of them, but just didn’t get the wins.” Kurt Busch also appeared to have a car capable of winning, but an issue with the
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