His Best Father's Day Ever!
By Doug Mayberry

Q: As a loving wife and mother of three
teenagers, I struggle every year to show my husband and lover how much he means to us on Father's Day. I encourage our kids to make suggestions and to help make Dad's day special. He has few avocations, plenty of ties and shirts, and he likes his watch. He is a loving, trusting and available father. He really does not want things and enjoys just being together as a family for his holiday. Can you share any thoughts and ideas that you think would make this year special for him?

this done as frequently as they should because we are busy, busy, and forget how meaningful important this is. One family, when told by a family member that they love them, responds regularly with "I love you more!" It is a winner.

is not a bad idea either!
Loving families are allies, not enemies, but sometimes guiding children in the right direction can cause friction and frustration. Thank him for always being there for the family and for keeping everyone on the track to success and happiness. They may be at that stage when they are beginning to understand that they also may become parents one day and can learn from the principles instilled by their own mom and dad. You can bet these letters will be winners, will be read frequently and stored for a lifetime.

A: Father's want respect and love most, not
material things. They want to hear "Thanks" and "I Love you." Often families do not get

Ask each family member, including youself, to sit down and write Dad a love letter. Tell him he is the best dad ever and explain why. Remind him how important and needed he is and how much he has helped them with their schoolwork, learning to throw a baseball, driving, how to ride a bike and how doing so has meant so much to the family. Remind him how he is appreciated for the many times he has stepped up when others in the family were having a bad day.

Handing him the letters with a hug

Rarely do fathers receive these loving letters! Happy Father's Day! The 5th season continues for the Mission Trail Art Market in the San Elizario Historic District.

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SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013
SAN ELIZARIO HISTORIC DISTRICT Mission Trail Art Market on Main Streetm11a-6pm along Main Street LiveMusic at the Bandido Restaurant & Cantina: 2pm Billy The Kid Breakout Reenactments, with the Pistoleros De San Elizario 1pm & 3pm at the Old County Jail. New Additions to the San Elizario Historic District: Gourmet Burritos (Mexican Food Restaurant); Main Street ; Open for Breakfast Green Bee Coffee Shop; Main Street/Glorietta www.MissionTrailArtMarket.com www.SanElizarioHistoricArtDistrict.com Information: 915-851-0093

The San Antonio spurs were in a hole before game 3. Although the series was tied at 1-1, Miami had demolished San Antonio in game 2. San Antonio came back confident at home and won game 3 113-77. The Spurs even hit a record 16-3 pointers breaking an NBA finals record. Danny Green lead the spurs with 27 points against Miami's leading player in Chris Bosh with only 12 points. The next two home games for San Antonio will be great challenges for the Heat.
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June…Our Hottest Month!
The month of June is the hottest month of the year in El Paso. We average a daily temperature of 95. This is typically the month that we also witness record setting temperatures in the triple digits! Typically, our bodies will keep cool by allowing the heat that builds up to escape through our skin. This causes us to perspire (evaporating sweat through our skin.) If our bodies cannot cool, we can suffer various forms of illnesses that can become deadly if we do not pay proper attention.

Here are some tips to prevent those heat-related illnesses.
- Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. The light colors will reflect away some of the sun's energy. Do not wear black! This absorbs the heat. - Avoid being outdoors during the hottest time of the day. This is typically between the hours of noon and 5 pm. - Drink water. Always avoid alcohol and caffeine - If you must work outdoors, take regular breaks while staying out of the sun. - Never leave kids or pets inside a closed vehicle during the hot summer months

Weather Trivia:
June of 1980 had the most triple days (for this month) since records were kept (since 1879). How many days did the temperature hit 100+?

The American Red Cross warns of the various stages of heat-related illness. These are heat cramps in muscles, headaches and nausea. Heat stroke can result from ignoring these signals and can be life-threatening.

Call 9-1-1 if this is the case and the person does not improve.
If it is extremely hot and you live in a location where you do not have access to a fan or evaporative cooler, the best idea is to head to the mall, library or catch a movie during the hottest part of the day.
“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.

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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 ywcaelpaso.org 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.

Lynx Summer Camps — Lynx Exhibits, 300 W. San Antonio host its weeklong summer camps with hands-on activities, games, take-home 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 discounts available. Registration deadline is the Tuesday prior to each camp. Information: 533-4330 or info@lynxexhibits.com. Register online at lynxexhibits.com. • 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 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

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

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, 3513588 or taylorsl@elpasotexas.gov. Online registration at elpasotexas.gov/history. • “Discover a New

Museum” camp is Aug. 14-17 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 more. Spend the night locked in the museum meeting the museum’s ghosts and enjoying pizza. 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 internationalmuseumofart.net.

mer 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.

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 cinemark.com. • July 31-Aug. 1 — “Winnie The Pooh” (G) • Aug. 7-8 — “Yogi Bear” (PG).

Summer Movie Clubhouse — Cinemark 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.

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: 751-5613.

World” — Aug. 7-10 for
ages 9 to 13. Learn to make a map, put on armor and clothing

Arts & Artisans Summer Camp — The art sum-



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 nmstatesports.com. 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 elpasofencing.org. Boys and girls beginners camp for ages 9-13 are $240. Boys and girls competitive camp for ages 13-17 is $150.

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 elpasotexas.gov/parks 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.

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 elpasotexas.gov/parks. 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.

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 elpasozoo.org. 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 thefirstteegreaterelpaso.org.

14 Self-Improvement Principals
(Entering Grades 9 - 12) This course focuses on 14 userfriendly principles that will help young adults with all types of problem-solving challenges. Cont/p.8


SPOTLIGHTEPNEWS.COM JUNE 13, 2013 PAGE 8 Kindergarden) Continued from page 6 Students will have the opportuUTEP P3 KIDS CAMPS... nity to practice/master number “All About Me” Writing & and alphabet recognition Vocabulary through handson activities and (Entering Grades 1 and 2 ) music. In this class, students will be writing and using vocabulary in Art, Sounds & Games a style that is both engaging (Entering Kindergarten) and effective. Let’s doodle our way into making sounds and games. ABC Easy as 123 (Entering

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

pleted drawings.

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

This class will enable each student to explore his or her personal creative vision.

Learn how to get the most out of your camera and yourself as you record your life in pictures.

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

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!

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 com-

Art and Experimental Photography
(Entering Grades 6 - 8)

Book: Your Life in Pictures
(Entering Grades 9 - 12)

Blood, Guts, Bones and Biology! (Entering Grades 3 - 5 )
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!

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!

Beginning Audio Recording

(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.

Beginning Audio Recording
(Entering Grades 6 - 8)

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.

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.

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, as well as painting techniques Let’s put on our “mad scientist” coats and get to the experiments!


Digital Photography
(Entering Grades 9 - 12) This class will lay the foundation for understanding the art and craft of digital photography.

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

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.

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

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?

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

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.

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

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. Disaster Chasers! (Entering
Grades 3 - 5 ) Tornadoes, hurricanes, volcanoes, and tsunamis – ever wonder about these and more natural disasters?

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.

Chalk Pastels (Entering
Grades 3 - 5) This course will introduce students to the medium of chalk pastels and the techniques to master the medium.

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.

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

Craft, Recycled Project

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.

(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!

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.

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.

Crazy Chemistry and Bubbling Biology!
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 )

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, www.compass-usa.net, 1-877328-1827, compassusacamp@gmail.com.


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

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.

anything because it’s show time! In Show Time!

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Film or Theater, It’s Show Time (Entering Grades 6 8) Film or Theater, It’s Show Time! Gotta Act! Gotta do most

Edible Passport Cooking


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

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.

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.

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?

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-

Sign Up Now for Club Rec Summer Camp
El Paso, Texas - The Club Rec Summer Camp Program for ages 6-12 will be held June 17th through August 9th. The Club Rec registration fee is $40 per week per child. A Teenage Mentoring Program for youth ages 13-16 will also be offered with a fee of $20 per week per child. Registration is ongoing now during normal hours of operation at any Recreation Center in person or can be done online at the Parks and Recreation website: www.elpasotexas.gov/parks (non-scholarship applicants only). Scholarships are available for Club Rec and the Teen Mentoring Program; applications are available at Recreation Centers however registrations for scholarships must be done in person. Club Rec Parks and Recreation sites (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) Carolina 563 N. Carolina St. Don Haskins 7400 High Ridge St. Galatzan 650 Wallenberg St. Gary Del Palacio 3001 Parkwood St. Marty Robbins 11620 Vista Del Sol St. Memorial Park Garden Center 3105 Grant Ave. Pat O’Rourke 901 N. Virginia St. Pavo Real 9301 Alameda St. Veterans 5301 Salem St. Club Rec School Sites Ascarate School Coldwell School Roberts School (9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) 7090 Alameda Ave. 4101 Altura Ave. 341 Thorn St. Phone Number (915) 594-8934 (915) 587-1623 (915) 581-5182 (915) 629-7312 (915) 855-4147 (915) 562-7071 (915) 533-1611 (915) 858-1929 (915) 821-8909 Information Number (915) 594-8934 (915) 544-0753 (915) 587-1623 Phone Number (915) 544-5436 (915) 533-6909 (915) 562-7071 (915) 598-1155 (915) 755-7566 (915) 751-4945 (915) 779-2799 (915) 778-6722

Club Rec Parks and Recreation sites (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Armijo 700 E. Seventh St. Chihuahuita 417 Charles St. Leona Ford Washington 3400 Missouri St. Multipurpose 9031 Viscount Blvd. Nolan Richardson 4435 Maxwell St. Rae Gilmore 8501 Diana St. San Juan 701 N. Glenwood St. Seville 6700 Sambrano St.


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.

nity to practice/master the recognition of numbers, basic colors and basic shapes through fun art activities and games.

opportunity to practice/master alphabet recognition through hands on activities and music.

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

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

Skills (Entering Grades 1 and

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?

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

The Art of Drawing
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 )

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.

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)

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

Teen Chalk Pastels (Entering
Grades 6 - 8)

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.

Physics Fun for Everyone!
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 ) Light, sound, electricity, and gravity – let’s make our own rainbows to discover and explore light.

Sing Sounding Words
(Entering Grades 1 and 2 )

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

Supercharged Science
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 )

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).

Teen Restaurant Camp
(Entering Grades 6 - 8 )

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.

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

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

Teen Edible Passport Cooking Class (Entering Grades 6

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.

Painting, Numbers & Letters
(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

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

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

Teen Rock the Song: Guitar and Bass
(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.

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.

Straight from the Bakery
(Entering Grades 3 - 5 )

Teen Food Network Favorites
(Entering Grades 6 - 8 )

(Entering Grades 4 - 8)

Sketchbook Drawing (Entering Grades 6 - 8)

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

Teen Breakfast Anytime!
(Entering Grades 6 - 8 )

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

Teen Sports Photography
(Entering Grades 9 - 12)

Numbers, Colors & Shapes
(Entering Kindergarten) Students will have the opportu-

Playing Alphabet & Phonics Games (Entering Kindergarten) Students will have the

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.

Reading and Writing, Music and Games
(Entering Kindergarten)

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

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

Rhyme Time!
(Entering Kindergarten)

Teen Straight from the Bakery (Entering Grades 6 - 8 )

Table Manners and Social


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







What Does the Color of Your Door Say About You?
MAUMEE, OHIO – Are you an introvert with an orange front door? If so, you’re sending mixed messages to your friends and neighbors. According to national color expert Kate Smith, you should try to match the color of your entry door with your personality to give guests a “preview” of the owner inside the home. “An entry door painted a bold shade of orange says ‘I’m friendly, fun-loving and enjoy getting together with people’ so that’s the color for an extrovert and perhaps not the best choice for someone who has a more reserved personality,” says Smith, president and chief color maven of Sensational Color. “Since the front door is the key feature on a house that offers homeowners the most flexibility in color choice, this is a good place for people to let their personality shine through.” Smith suggests homeowners purchase smooth, paintable doors for their homes so they can select and add the color that best reflects their personality. “I love Classic-Craft® Canvas Collection® fiberglass entry doors from Therma-Tru,” says Smith. “You can paint these doors any hue you wish to express yourself while quickly adding a colorful accent to your home.” According to Smith, here’s a look at what different paint colors on entry doors of the home say about the occupants inside:

Classic Craft Canvas - Red with Savannah glass

◦ Green --- tells the world ◦ Black --- says I’m consistent, conservative and reserved in my manner as well as my approach to color. With a black door I’m saying my design style is timeless rather than trendy.
naturally at ease in most situations and people are attracted to your easygoing personality. a personality similar to green, but a bit less traditional. You’re most likely a leader or organizer of a group. that you have traditional values and enjoy being a member of the community.

◦ Purple --- reveals a “free
spirited” person who is comfortable taking risks, thinking differently and dreaming big. “Homeowners should remember they don’t always have to go ‘bright and bold’ with color on their front doors to make a positive impression,” says Smith. “Muted colors like sage green, colonial blue and copper sunset are all striking colors that enhance a home while showing your true colors. “In my mind, the really terrific thing about having a paintable front door is the ability to change your door’s color over time. Continues on page 22

◦Red --- tells the world to
“look at me!” This bright color says I’m not afraid of standing out or saying what’s on my mind.

◦ Blue – tells people you are ◦ Yellow --- says you have

◦ White --- says that I prefer things that are organized, neat and clean. Even if my home isn’t always this way, I wish it were!






What Does the Color of Your Door Say About You?....
You may start out with a conservative black door but transition over the years to more of a hunter green or ocean blue. Having the ability to paint your entry door allows you to update your home’s exterior while sharing your evolving personality with the neighborhood!” For more details on exterior colors on the home, visit http://www.thermatru.com

Continued from page 17

Slip Your Rooms Into Something Cool for Summer
By Rose Bennett Gilbert

Q: My grandmother still
switches her house from winter to summer. She puts on white slipcovers and takes down the heavy draperies. It's a lot of work, but the house does feel refreshed and cooler. My grandmother is from the Old Country. Do people still make seasonal changes? Not my generation.

today, it has made home life possible at all in extreme areas like Florida, Houston and Arizona. Still, there's something to be said for decorating cool, too. Even in these days of "all-season" fabrics, doesn't it give us a spiritual lift to switch our personal wardrobes from dark and thick and winter-cozy to whites and pastels, crisp linens and summer-fresh gauzy sheers? Visual air conditioning works the same magic in our homes. The living room we show here is cool in every sense of the word. And no wonder: It's designed by Mariette Himes Gomez (www.mariettehimesgomez.com, one of the most applauded interior designers in the U.S. That she is also an architect (who trained with the likes of Edward Durell Stone) is easy to

see in her clean lines, calm colors and the classic style of her furniture, which, by the way, is available through Hickory Chair Furniture Co., an American classic since 1911 (hickorychair.com). Summer-izing ideas to be gained from this room: light colors, uncluttered surfaces and uncomplicated window treatments. Slick and shine, as on the tabletops, effectively lowers the visual temperature, too.

A: We have Willis Haviland
Carrier to thank for that. He who invented air conditioning has lightened the seasonal load for housekeepers ever since. Actually, Carrier called it his "Apparatus for Treating Air," when he patented his splendid invention in l906 (soon after winning a master's in engineering at Cornell University). That "apparatus" not only lets all of us live in year-round comfort

Q: What's cooking in today's

A: Open floor plans. Sleek
styling. The isolated work island — it's all business, all on one level and not at all about coziness and kibitzers, let alone kids doing homework while you cook. Continues on next page

Summertime, and the livin' is cool, calm and collectible — the furniture is from Hickory Chair, designed by Mariette Himes Gomez. Photo: Courtesy Hickory chair.


Décor Score...
Continued from page 22 As seen — and reported by New York kitchen expert/author/blogger Leslie Clagett, the "modern" kitchen island floats alone, seatless, in the middle of the floor. That's the news from Living Kitchen 2013, the trend-forward trade show that happens every two years in Cologne. This year, some 160 exhibitors showed off their furniture, design ideas and some way-out technology that may soon be showing up on this side of the globe, Leslie told the New York Chapter of the IFDA (International Furnishings and Design Assn., ifda.com). Innovations to watch for — or watch out for: the independent work island, ("Go sit in the next room while I cook".) Hidden cooktops. (push a button to raise or lower to suit your cooking height.) Articulated faucets that dispense chilled water with/without carbonation. Smart counters that offer recipe advice — set out whatever ingredients you have and it will suggest dishes that combine them (see Intel's "OASIS" — ObjectAware Situated Interactive System). Dare leave the ice cream out, and OASIS will warn that it's melting. Also in the works: in-refrigerator cameras that look around and tell what you're running out of. As if we really need another device that's programmed to be a nag! Rose Bennett Gilbert is the author of "Manhattan Style" and six other books on interior design.

Extra! Extra!
By Rose Bennett Gilbert

Wallpaper Makes News!
Q: My husband is retiring after a long career in newspaper journalism
(his paper downsized, and he says he's not interested in doing "E-news"). I am redoing his home office and want to commemorate his 25 years as a "real" editor. I read the column where you mentioned wallpapering with newspaper clippings. How does that work? (I'm not very crafty).

A: Do I have a scoop for you, hot off the presses! One of the oldest
wallpaper manufacturers in the U.S. is making design news these days: the American Classics Collection from York Wallcovering (yorkwall.com) includes "Headline News," a pattern in black-and-white to be read allover. Your husband should feel Extra! Extra! special in his new home office surrounded by banner headlines and breaking stories. Best news for you: The wallpaper comes pre-pasted, making it a cinch for even the unhandy to dip-and-press into place. It's also washable and strippable, so you can peel it off and start again when it's time for the next edition.

These walls really do talk! Read all about it, floor-toceiling, on wallpaper that makes design headlines. Photo: Courtesy York Wallcoverings.


Putting Heart and Soul Into Your Home
By Rose Bennett Gilbert

Q: I don't even know how to
phrase my question about decorating. Our home is comfortable enough, but it's lacking something. Call it personality or maybe attitude. I just don't feel like it's welcoming, not even to us who live here. Maybe I need an analyst, not a decorator?

emotionally, but spiritually." Leaf through the book, which visits "soulful" homes around the world (including Donna Karan's, who wrote its foreword), and it's easy to see what the author means. Just not so easy to translate it into one's own home. So Lehrman Bloch offers five guidelines to help you create "deep beauty" under your own roof.

nities across North America, Vote by June 30 on which 20 American and Canadian communities will get a professional paint makeover by Benjamin Moore and members of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America. There are more than 100 cities in the running; cast your vote at paintwhatmatters.com. Benjamin Moore is partnering with a slew of other organizations, including local Chambers of Commerce and Brad Pitt's initiative, Make It Right. According to the Benjamin Moore press announcement, work will begin this summer, and by the end of the coming year, all 20 of the winning Main Streets should be spruced up and sparkling. Color us impressed. Rose Bennett Gilbert is the author of "Manhattan Style" and six other books on interior design.

A: An "attitude adjustment" is
what I'd suggest. For you, not the house. When you think of homes in which you truly feel "at-home," what do you think of first? Probably not the color scheme or wallpaper, furniture or accessories. What makes a home memorable is an elusive quality that radiates from the homeowners themselves. Fashion designer Donna Karan calls it "soul." Cultural critic and curator Karen Lehrman Bloch calls it "deep beauty." In her new book, "The Inspired Home" (due out in September from Harper Design, HarperCollins.com), the author defines deep beauty as "a home so authentic and elegant it has the capacity to touch us not just

—Learn to "feel visually." Let yourself be emotionally touched by the sofa you choose, inspired by the art you hang, she advises.

—Forget perfection. Nature is not perfect, Lehrman Bloch points out. It's the imperfections - of an object, fabric, or person that often "make them real to our brains."

—Edit, edit, edit. "Our brains actually prefer minimalism," the author says. But remember, minimalism doesn't have to feel austere or soulless. —Create good flow. By

The luxe, calm dining room of designer, boutique owner Catherine Weyeneth Bezencon nourishes both body and soul in her 'deeply beautiful' home in the Rhone Alpes region of France. Photo: Courtesy HarperCollins, "The Inspired Home." grounded, innovative and a facelift? which she means, add that elegrand. "And it can have an imment of surprise that "infuses mediate effect on our psyches," us with energy and optimism." A: Benjamin Moore is waiting the author promises. "We can't to hear from you. The giant help ourselves: Elegance breeds —Cultivate true elepaint company has announced a elegance." gance. Neither staid nor nationwide initiative called "Main Street Matters," which is stuffy nor tradition-bound, true Q: Does your hometown need designed to revitalize commuelegance feels both fresh and



The Livin' Is Easy as all Outdoors
By Rose Bennett Gilbert

Q: We need a bigger house —
our daughter and her husband are coming back to live with us. Instead of moving, we are thinking about adding a deck out back to gain more family living space. Our climate is relatively mild all year 'round, so we can use the outdoors for nearly eight months out of the year. Is this a crazy idea?

More good news: The pergolas come in DIY kits and a choice of nine new colors, so you can be as trend-forward as you are environmentally sound. Depending on size, the kits run between $4,300 and $13,500, not a bad bottom line for eight months' extra living space.

Q: What else old now comes
in new colors?

A: Formica, the plastic laminate that's been around so long it's become the generic name for the entire category of imitation materials. Celebrating its 100th year on the world's countertops and elsewhere, Formica has introduced a new palette of bright colors — including oranges, reds and blues — in four subtle patterns by Abbott Miller of the design studio Pentagram. Get out! Add more al fresco living space like this DIY pergola, made of recycables like yesterday's plastic bags. Photo courtesy Trex. especially interest you: more than a quarter of the designers surveyed see Americans doing more and more of their entertaining in the Great Outdoors. So you are right in step, planning to develop more al fresco living space. You can make it low-maintenance, too, by using some of the remarkable hightech materials that are now available on the outdoor market. For example, the comfortably furnished pergola we show here is constructed of PVC wrapped over a core of structural aluminum. The PVC itself is made — are you ready? - from recycled materials like plastic bags, the kind you get with your groceries and home-delivered newspapers. The manufacturer, Trex (trex.com), claims to be the world's largest recycler of plastic bags. They are also the world's largest manufacturer of what they call "high-performance, wood-alternative" decking and railings warranteed not to crack, peel, chip, scratch or blister, at least, for the next 20 years.

A: If so, there are a lot of other
families who are just as crazy about finding more living space outdoors. A recent survey by IFDA (International Furnishing and Design Assn.) showed that more than one third of their members (35 percent) believe that the trend to outdoor living will only continue to grow between now and 2020. But it has to be low-maintenance living, they say — nobody much wants to deal with traditional amenities like swimming pools or hot tubs — both earned thumbsdown from 44.9 percent of IFDA's members. By contrast, nearly half these design industry professionals turned green thumbs up on gardening and landscaping, lowmaintenance landscaping and vegetable gardening, that is. And here's a number that will

• Moving/ Downsizing? • Don’t know what to do with so much furniture? • Your furniture doesn’t fit in your new home?
Give us a call

After aping naturals like wood grain and stone for the past century or so, the new collection is not imitation anything, it's real Formica (formica.com). Rose Bennett Gilbert is the coauthor of "Manhattan Style' and six other books on interior design.



By Shawn Dell Joyce Instead of making pricey travel plans that damage the environment as well as your bank account, take a local vacation, or a "staycation." This is a chance to rediscover the beauty of your home region by taking the time to visit cultural attractions and natural places that you may be too busy to see in your daily routine. A staycation does not mean staying home and doing yard work or the list of jobs you've been putting off for the past year. "Instead," suggests Pauline Frommer of Frommer's Travel Guides, "become a tourist in your own hometown." Plan to see tourist attractions, historic sites, take an art class, learn to swim or go on a number of small adventures you always wanted to do if you had the time. A fringe benefit of staycations is that you develop a deeper connection to your community and hometown. People feel more connected to a place when they experience the history and natural beauty of it firsthand. Try to see something different each day: a different spectacular view, a different museum and a new restaurant. At the same time, you benefit your local com-

munity by pumping vacation money into the local economy. Some staycationers go so far as to camp in a nearby campground to get away from the daily routine. If you are addicted to technology, and can't imagine a day without email or Internet, then consider leaving the house and staycationing in a local campground or a bed and breakfast. You'll still save gas money and travel expenses, but you'll feel refreshed after being away from the computer for a few days.

Here are a few tips for a successful staycation: —Explore the rail trails in your area by bicycle. Most
communities have rail trail projects connecting larger cities by walking and biking paths. Explore your area by riding in five-mile sections each day. Find local rail trails on the Rails-toTrails Conservancy website.

region to find out what is grown locally and get a fresh delicious taste of the local flavors. Find local farmers markets via the LocalHarvest website.

—Pick a nearby town on the map, and spend the day walking through the whole town, antiquing, eating in local restaurants and getting a real sense of the history and culture of the place.

you carpool, then share a vacation rental and bring some meals with you, you form tighter friendship bonds, use less gas and eat out less. —Consider a working vacation and volunteer to work on an organic farm located in a place you wish to visit. Many countries also have programs for whole families to spend a vacation working as part of a relief effort. Check out the websites for Global Aware and Global Volunteers Partners in Development. —Offset the carbon emissions from your air travel by purchasing carbon offsets through the airline or the Carbonfund.org Foundation. Shawn Dell Joyce is an awardwinning columnist and founder of the Wallkill River School in Orange County, N.Y. You can contact her at ShawnDellJoyce@gmail.com.

—Take an art, music or acting class. Do something you
always said you would do if only you had the time. If you really must go out of town, make your vacation as green as possible by: —Staying in a green hotel when possible. If you strive to be green at home, why not on vacation as well? Check out the "Green" Hotels Association and EnvironmentallyFriendlyHotels.com websites. —Travel with friends, and share the costs and carbon of each car trip. If

—Go to the local tourism office or website for a list of historic sites and museums to visit.




—Spend a Saturday touring farms and farm markets in your

By Holiday Mathis

week 06/13 - 06/19
future will be bright. Believe it, and then embrace what you believe. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). There's something wonderful about getting into a made bed, and there's something terrible about getting into a bed that's not made. Your keystone habits will hold you in good stead this week. There will be so much that you have to react to quickly. With your basics covered, you'll come from a grounded place. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). It doesn't take an expert to know something's wrong, but an expert can tell you exactly what the problem is and how to fix it. You'll recognize it when things aren't working this week. Trust your gut reaction and act quickly. Don't hesitate to call in a professional. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Most people would like to have more time for home, more time for work and more time in general. You realize that there's nothing to be done in this department. We get what we get. You have better things to do than fight for mythical "balance." You'll make the brilliant choice to fight a battle you can really win. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). This week you'll spend time with those who have done more than you in life, and this should in no way make you feel small. Rather, you'll feel stronger and better for the experience. Accomplished people will make you believe that you, too, can become accomplished. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The quick and perhaps desperate and very temporary solution will be as effective as climbing a tree to get away. It will work, but for how long? Eventually, you'll have to come down. Will the problem still be there when you do, or will it have passed? Congratulations! Your stars favor the latter scenario this week. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Mobs are stupid even when some of the individuals who comprise them are smart. Mobs tend to fall to the lowest common denominator. Your aversion to crowds will play in your favor, as you will be saved from a group mentality that is beneath you. Honor your originality, and give yourself plenty of space to be you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). How would the tree nearest to your home observe this life you're living? You have something to gain from seeing your scene from a more constant and stationary point of view. This could come from someone you know, or it could be born of your imagination. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: The next six weeks feature the projectoriented side of you. You are determined to reach an outcome, and you will not rest until the building is finished and you are living inside of this manifestation. What starts as curiosity and exploration turns into love in August. The circumstance that was limiting your professional growth will be lifted in October. The increased responsibility comes with benefits, but by February, you may be ready for a change of plan. March brings the recovery of what was lost or stolen.

The Longest Day
The sun's conjunction with Jupiter on Wednesday is a trumpeter announcing an imminent royal passage so all will be ready to receive the king in the proper manner. There's a sense of getting ready for something exciting. On Thursday or Friday, depending on your time zone, the sun, on his highest path, stretches into Cancer marking the summer solstice. The day will be as long as days get, actually and emotionally, too. If you can beat the heat, it's a productive time. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll be taking things apart to see how they work. This is more than physical tinkering. You'll do the same with concepts, stories and people — asking the questions to really get to know what's going on in your world. Do be careful to remember where things were so you can put them back together. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You can speculate about a person's character, but it is best proved through action. You'll apply this principle to yourself, challenging yourself to do the thing that proves your strength and kindness. This act will go above and beyond what others would do, which is what makes it remarkable. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You'll get out of bed on the same side that you always do, and yet it may feel wrong to you because you're not the same person you were. Slipping into your weekly routine won't feel right, either. All signs point to change. But what exactly should you change first? Observe yourself. Gather information. Next week you'll know. CANCER (June 22-July 22). When you're in a social mood, voices are lovely as wind chimes. When you want to be alone, voices split the thoughtful silence like an axe. This week, it's easy to take responsibility for the way you receive people and to take control of your schedule, too. Your options will be many. Choose what pleases you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Things do not, as a rule, go back to the way they were, and you wouldn't really want them to anyway. You may not feel ready to move on from a situation that is, nonetheless, progressing in its own way, but resistance is futile. Stop to catch your breath. Your

What's Cookin'?

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1 Roast dish-out? 2 Expletives in Essen 3 It catches some sticky fingers 4 Cheer 5 Beside oneself 6 Cape at tip of Florida 7 Mountain stat 8 Russo, of Tin Cup 9 Flintstone's city 10 Swamp bird 11 It's curtains for this 12 He might play the sticks 13 Showy perennial 22 Age-proving docs. 23 Author Silverstein 25 Hear 27 32-card game 28 Low-fat protein food 29 Kin of 11 Down 30 Architect's fillet 32 Watch chains 33 "___, I saw, …" 34 Where fire jumpers start? 35 An age 36 Spot for Hingis 41 Musician/TV host John ___ 42 Modified 43 Gets better 45 Nessen or Howard 46 Dog of Honshu ancestry 47 Surfaces 48 Treat from the grill 49 For them, it's frosting on the cake 50 Edge, with up to 52 Hubble find 53 Jigger, for one 55 How it's done, for short 56 La-di-da 60 Wheel of Fortune buy


Tight budgets lead some city shelters to stop treating cats like dogs
By Gina Spadafori Universal Uclick How do you help more cats with less money? Contrary to decades of conventional practice, some in the shelter community are now arguing that for municipal shelters, the answer is to leave free-roaming cats alone, and to ask communities’ nonprofit shelters to do the same. “We help when a cat is in trouble, or is causing trouble,” says Tracy Mohr, a 30year shelter veteran who recently turned the California college town of Chico into one where cats are no longer routinely accepted at the city’s taxfunded shelter. “If that’s not the case, we leave them alone and ask that others do, too.” Chico’s city shelter no longer accepts “nuisance” cats trapped and brought in by citizens, nor cats presumed to be lost pets. The city shelter also no longer accepts cats given up by their owners for adoption. Those animals now go to the Butte Humane Society, a local nonprofit that had already been pulling cats from the city shelter for adoption. By sending people looking to rehome a pet directly to the nonprofit shelter, the community has “one-stop shopping” for adopting cats while sparing the animals the stress of being moved from one shelter to another. The changes were put in place in February, and they’ve resulted in fewer cats killed and, more surprisingly, fewer unhappy citizens. Mohr says that’s because the shelters were all on the same page when it came to handling cats, and because the community outreach ahead of the change was extensive. “We have a very active animal welfare community here, with a lot of organizations and a lot of very active, concerned people,” says Mohr. “The change made perfect sense.” What didn’t make sense was continuing with traditional sheltering methods when budgets are being slashed, says shelter medicine pioneer Dr. Kate Hurley of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Hurley points out that landing in a shelter is a good thing if you’re a dog, but that’s rarely the case for cats. “People know when a dog is missing, and they know it right away,” she says. “The dog was here, and now he’s not. That’s not true with cats. It’s not uncommon for an owned cat to be missing for a while, and an owner won’t start looking because the cat always came back before.” “With all our efforts in shelters to reunite cats with their owners, more commonly what we’re doing is killing people’s pets,” says Hurley, noting that 67 percent of lost cats are reunited with their owners by returning on their own, but only 2 percent of shelter cats are reclaimed by their owners. In other words: Cities can save money by not dealing with “lost” cats or feral cat colonies, which are both situations that typically will resolve or can be resolved without official intervention. The change is in part a realization that free-roaming cats, whether pets or feral, have more in common with wild animals than with dogs. No one would ever suggest that there were enough money and manhours to eradicate entire populations of wild species in urban areas. Instead, the strategy is to remove dangerous animals and help those wild animals in trouble. The same strategy works for cats, says Dr. Hurley, and Mohr agrees. “Take people comMost “lost cats” will find their way home if left alone, but only a tiny fraction of those taken to a shelter will be reunited with their owners. plaining that there’s a cat in their yard, going to the bathroom in their garden,” says Mohr. “If they trap that cat, really, is that going to solve the problem? No, because there are probably more cats in the neighborhood. Trapping will be an exercise in futility. “What we’re counseling people to do, the same way we counsel them with wildlife, is to use strategies that make a yard less attractive for a cat. “The problem gets solved by leaving the animal alone in most cases, and we’re using our community to solve it.” The bottom line, says Mohr, is a collaborative community effort aimed at problem-solving, using strategies that actually work with and for cats, while saving money for taxpayers.

Animal Shelter Extends Operating Hours Now Open Later and On Sundays
El Paso, Texas – The City of El Paso Animal Services Shelter is extending its operating hours permanently to provide the public with more opportunities to reunite with lost pets or adoption shelter animals. The Animal Shelter is located at 5001 Fred Wilson. The shelter’s new operating hours are effective this Memorial Day weekend. The shelter will open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information call the Animal Shelter at (915) 842-1000.



Gateway West Blvd/Cielo Vista Mall

Schedule good for Friday June 14th
This Is the End R107 Mins Digital Cinema 10:15am | 11:15am 1:15pm | 2:15pm | 4:15pm | 5:15pm 7:15pm 8:15pm | 10:15pm The Purge R85 Mins Digital Cinema 10:30am | 11:30am | 1:30pm | 2:30pm | 4:30pm | 5:30pm | 7:30pm | 8:30pm | 10:30pm Before Midnight R108 Mins Digital Cinema 10:05am | 1:05pm | 4:05pm | 7:05pm | 10:05pm The Hangover Part III R100 Mins Digital Cinema 10:00am | 11:00am | 1:00pm | 2:00pm | 4:00pm | 5:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm | 10:00pm Frances Ha R85 MinsDigital Cinema 10:25am | 1:25pm | 4:25pm | 7:25pm | 10:25pm Love Is All You Need R100 Mins Digital Cinema 10:20am | 1:20pm | 4:20pm | 7:20pm | 10:20pm The Great GatsbyPG-13142 Mins 11:00am | 2:30pm | 6:00pm | 9:30pmDigital Cinema 12:00pm | 3:30pm | 7:00pm | 10:15pm The IcemanR105 Mins Digital Cinema 10:35am | 1:35pm | 4:35pm | 7:35pm | 10:35pm 42PG-13128 Mins Digital Cinema 10:05am | 1:10pm | 4:15pm | 7:20pm | 10:25pm The Croods PG91 Mins 10:00am | 4:00pm | 10:00pm Digital Cinema 1:00pm | 7:00pm

Now Showing MAN OF STEEL
Schedule good for 6/14
AFTER EARTH (PG13) 11:00 | 1:30 | 4:00 | 7:15 | 10:00 BEFORE MIDNIGHT (R) 10:30 | 1:10 | 4:20 | 7:30 | 10:10 EPIC 2D (PG) 11:30 | 2:05 | 5:00 | 7:50 | 10:20 FAST & FURIOUS 6 (PG13) 10:00 | 11:00 | 1:10 | 2:10 | 4:10 | 5:10 | 7:10 | 8:10 | 10:10 | 11:45 HANGOVER 3, THE (R) 11:40 | 2:30 | 5:30 | 8:30 | 11:00 INTERNSHIP, THE (PG13) 10:00 | 12:00 | 1:00 | 3:00 | 4:00 | 6:00 | 7:00 | 9:00 | 10:00 | 12:00am MAN OF STEEL 2D (PG13) 11:00 | 12:15 | 2:15 | 3:30 | 5:30 | 7:00 | 8:45 | 10:30 | 12:00am MAN OF STEEL 3D (PG13) 10:00 | 11:30 | 1:15 | 2:45 | 4:30 | 6:30 | 7:45 | 9:45 | 11:00 NOW YOU SEE ME (PG13) 10:20 | 1:20 | 4:20 | 7:20 | 10:20 PURGE, THE (R)10:20 | 1:20 | 4:20 | 7:20 | 10:20 | 12:20am THIS IS THE END (R)10:15 | 11:15 | 1:00 | 2:00 | 4:00 | 5:00 | 7:00 | 8:00 | 9:40 | 11:00 | 12:20am

This Is the End R107 MinsDigital Cinema 11:00am | 11:40am | 2:00pm | 2:35pm | 4:55pm | 5:50pm 7:45pm | 8:35pm | 10:40pm | 11:20pm The Purge R85 MinsDigital Cinema 9:45am | 11:30am | 3:55pm | 5:40pm 8:10pm | 9:50pm | 10:50pm The Internship PG-13119 Mins Digital Cinema 9:25am | 12:40pm | 4:00pm | 7:10pm | 10:25pm Fast & Furious 6PG-13128 Mins Digital Cinema 9:20am | 12:45pm | 4:15pm | 7:35pm | 11:05pm

Open Nationwide 06/14/13 Runtime 143 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence, action and destruction, and for some language. Starring Henry Cavill, Diane Lane, Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Christopher Meloni, Jadin Gould, Laurence Fishburne, Dylan Sprayberry Genre Action/Adventure SciFi/Fantasy Synopsis A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

Schedule good for Friday June 14th
Now You See MePG-13116 Mins Digital Cinema 9:40am | 12:55pm | 4:10pm | 7:25pm | 10:45pm Man of SteelPG-13143 Mins10:10am | 1:40pm | 6:00pm | 9:45pm 1:00pm | 9:00pm Digital Cinema 9:05am | 11:10am | 3:05pm | 5:00pm | 7:00pm | 10:35pm | 11:30pm After Earth PG-1399 Mins Digital Cinema 10:30am | 1:10pm | 7:30pm | 10:10pm Epic PG103 Mins9:10am | 2:45pm Digital Cinema 11:55am | 5:20pm The Hangover Part IIIR100 Mins Digital Cinema 3:15pm | 5:45pm | 8:20pm | 10:55pm Star Trek Into DarknessPG-13132 Mins 9:35am | 4:05pm | 10:30pm Digital Cinema 12:50pm | 7:20pm The Great GatsbyPG-13142 Mins Digital Cinema 9:00am Iron Man 3PG-13130 Mins Digital Cinema 12:30pm | 6:40pm

West side of El Paso at Mesa & I-10


Las Palmas i-10 @ Zaragosa
3:05pm 4:45pm 7:45pm 9:25p 10:40pm Fast & Furious 6 PG-13128 Mins Digital Cinema 10:20am 11:55a 1:30pm 4:40p 6:10p 7:50p 10:45pm Now You See Me PG-13116 Mins Digital Cinema 9:50am | 11:35am | 1:05pm 4:05p 6:05p 7:05pm | 10:05pm Man of Steel PG-13143 Mins12:10pm | 3:35pm | 7:00pm | 10:25pm 10:45am | 12:50pm | 2:10pm | 4:15pm | 5:35pm | 7:40pm | 9:00pm 11:00pm Digital Cinema 10:10am | 11:30am | 1:35pm | 2:55pm | 5:00p 6:20pm 8:25pm | 9:45pm | 11:50pm After Earth PG-1399 Mins Digital Cinema 11:10am | 1:50pm | 4:35pm | 7:15pm | 9:55pm Epic PG103 Mins 12:30pm | 6:00pm Digital Cinema9:45a 3:15pm 8:45pm The Hangover Part III R100 Mins Digital Cinema 10:20am | 1:00pm | 3:40pm | 6:25pm | 9:05pm Star Trek Into DarknessPG-13132 Mins Digital Cinema2:50pm 9:35pm Iron Man 3 PG-13130 Mins1:10pm | 7:30pmDigital Cinema 10:00am | 4:20pm | 10:35pm

Schedule good for Friday June 14th
This Is the End R107 MinsDigital Cinema 10:50am | 11:50am | 12:55pm | 1:40pm | 2:40pm | 3:45pm | 4:30pm 5:30pm | 6:35pm | 7:20pm | 8:20pm 9:20pm | 10:10pm | 10:55pm The Purge R85 Mins Digital Cinema 10:05am | 10:55am | 11:45am | 12:30pm | 1:20pm | 2:15pm | 3:00pm | 3:50pm | 4:40pm | 5:25pm | 6:15pm | 7:05pm | 7:55pm | 8:40pm 9:30pm | 10:15pm | 10:50pm The Internship PG-13119 Mins Digital Cinema 10:35am | 1:45pm |

Premiere Cinemas

6101 Gateway West S.15

Schedule good for Friday June 14th
*3D MAN OF STEEL DUBBED IN SPANISH(PG-13)1:45 pm | 8:45 pm MUD (PG-13) 10:30 am | 1:30 pm | 4:30 pm | 7:30 pm | 10:30 pm *NOW YOU SEE ME (PG-13) 9:45 am | 12:10 pm | 2:45 pm | 5:25 pm 7:55 pm | 10:25 pm 2D STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS(PG13)9:45 am | 12:50 pm 4:00 pm | 7:15 pm | 10:30 pm *THE INTERNSHIP (PG-13) 9:45 am | 10:45 am | 12:50 pm | 1:50 pm 3:55 pm | 4:55 pm | 7:00 pm | 8:00 pm 10:00 pm | 11:05 pm

*AFTER EARTH (PG-13) | 11:00 am | 1:45 pm | 4:30 pm | 7:15 pm | 10:00 pm 2D EPIC (PG) | 9:45 am 10:30 am | 12:35 pm | 1:15 pm | 3:25 pm 4:15 pm | 6:15 pm | 9:05 pm | 11:05 pm *3D EPIC (PG) | 11:00 am | 1:50 pm | 4:40 pm | 7:30 pm | 10:15 pm FAST & FURIOUS 6 (PG-13) 9:45 am | 10:45 am | 12:50 pm | 1:50 pm | 4:00 pm | 5:00 pm | 7:15 pm | 8:15 pm | 10:15 pm | 11:15 pm

*2D MAN OF STEEL (PG-13)12:05 am | 10:45 am | 12:05 pm | 4:00 pm 5:45 pm | 7:30 pm | 7:30 pm | 11:05 pm *3D MAN OF STEEL (PG-13)12:05 am | 9:45 am | 1:15 pm | 2:15 pm 4:45 pm | 8:15 pm | 9:15 pm | 11:30 pm *3D D-BOX MAN OF STEEL (PG-13) 12:05 am | 9:45 am | 1:15 pm | 4:45 pm | 8:15 pm | 11:30 pm *2D MAN OF STEEL DUBBED IN SPANISH (PG13) 10:15 am | 5:15 pm


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LA native born and raised producer ETC!ETC! may have spent most of his studio life on the Electro House point, but his transition to Moombahton productions are what have been commanding the most attention from top-notch tastemakers around the globe as of late. ETC!ETC! gravitates his aural attention onto anything that moves the room. First attracted to Electro house for the big bass and floor-shattering fast-paced BPM, ETC!ETC! started to shift his focus to moombahton in early 2011 and starting to make and impact in the scene almost immediately . In just the past 12 months he has been played almost on a weekly rotation on BBC Radio 1 by Kissy Sell out & DJ Kapyer ,and the following keeps Growing. With an eclectic mix of different audio flavors coming out of his arsenal it’s no wonder ETC!ETC! has garnered a diverse array of highly-prestigious support from EDM leaders Wolfgang Gartner, AC Slater, Congorock, 12th Planet x Skrillex, Mstrkrft , Dillon Francis, Diplo , Bro Safari & many others. With multiple forthcoming releases on Mad Decent, Teenage Riot Records ,Party Like US, Rot10 Musik and T&A , 2013 has been a big year for ETC!ETC! July 26th June 15th Joakim @ Lowbrow Palace

July 20th

Holy Ghost @Lowbrow Palace

Duke Dumont @lowbrow Palace

August 1st

Sun City Music Festival @
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Simian Mobile Disco @Lowbrow



Race: Quicken Loans 400 Where: Michigan International Speedway When: Sunday, 1 p.m. (ET) TV: TNT 2012 Winner: Dale Earnhardt Jr. (right)

Race: Alliance Truck Parts 250 Where: Michigan International Speedway When: Saturday, 2 p.m. (ET) TV: ABC 2012 Winner: Joey Logano

Race: UNOH 225 Where: Kentucky Speedway When: June 27, 8 p.m. (ET) TV: SPEED 2012 Winner: James Buescher

A week after a penalty for jumping a restart cost him a likely win at Dover International Speedway, Jimmie Johnson responded with a flawless, dominating performance at Pocono Raceway. As the Sprint Cup Series points leader, he started on the pole when qualifying was rained out. He then proceeded to lead 128 of 160 laps, including the final 31, to score his third win of the season and extend his points lead over second-place Carl Edwards to 51. Although some suspected that Johnson’s thorough thrashing of the rest of the field — Ryan Newman was second in laps led with just 19 — was in response to his disappointment from Dover, he and his crew chief, Chad Knaus, insisted otherwise. “I don’t really think so,” Knaus said. “It would have been very easy to come in here with a chip on your shoulder or a grudge, and Jimmie is not that kind of guy. … “He doesn’t carry a grudge. He is very laid back — the pinnacle Californian — and he just lets it go and come and go as it pleases.” Knaus said the entire No. 48 team at Hendrick Motorsports tries not to let what happened in the past affect their performance in the future, and he said that’s one of the keys to their success. “We always try to keep eyes forward, and I think that gives us always a little bit clearer view,” he said. “Sometimes it’s pretty easy to get

Jimmie Johnson dominates from the pole at Pocono
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Jimmie Johnson leaves the pack far behind as he crosses the finish line at Pocono.

said. “They won one race and didn’t win the other one. They win championships. They win a lot of races. “He’s going to have his opportunities all year long. Fortunate enough for me I get to be in the same shop as those guys. I get to lean on them, and I get to know exactly what’s happening under the hood, and I can learn and use that to my advantage.”

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Jimmie Johnson takes the checkered flag on a victory lap.

clouded.” However, Johnson said he didn’t have Dover completely out of his mind at Pocono. “There was a little lingering for me,” he said, adding that he would have liked to prove a point about gamesmanship in the restart zone, but doing so could have cost team-

mate Dale Earnhardt Jr., who was second to Johnson on several late-race restarts. “I guess if things stay the way they do, I’ll save that for another day and prove my point even more,” he said. Earnhardt, who lost second place to Greg Biffle on the final restart at Pocono and finished third, said the bottomline story from Dover and Pocono is the strength and speed showed by Johnson’s team, which operates under the same roof at Hendrick as Earnhardt’s team. “They had good cars two weeks in a row,” Earnhardt

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Jimmie Johnson celebrates his Pocono win with wife Chandra and daughter Genevieve Marie.

Jimmie Johnson, right, hoists the winner’s trophy at Pocono with his crew chief, Chad Knaus.

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Subaru’s latest quirky-mobile – the XV Crosstrek By Christopher A. Randazzo
Subaru has made it habit of producing quirky vehicles that attract attention. Remember the Subaru Brat? What about the Subaru SVX? Well the latest out of Subaru is the XV Crosstrek – a versatile hatchback that strikes a nice balance between SUV usefulness and small car practicality. Other than some unique styling cues, the XV Crosstrek isn’t that much different from other vehicles in the Subaru lineup. Like all Subies (except the BRZ) every Crosstrek has allwheel drive and uses a boxer style engine. It’s based on the fully redesigned Impreza that debuted just last year – and even shares the same drivetrain. As far as the way the XV Crosstrek looks, really it’s just a lifted Impreza with new

bumpers, some fender cladding and black Hot Wheels painted wheels. If you think about it, it’s the same formula Subaru followed to create the also Impreza-based Outback Sport, which has been a successful vehicle for Subaru. The Crosstrek’s interior is identical to that in the Impreza, which was vastly improved in last year’s redesign. The layout

is simple and clean with easy to use controls on the center stack and dash. The cabin is spacious with plenty of room for both passengers and cargo. There is 22.3 cubic feet of cargo space, but when the rear seats are folded flat into the floor, cargo space jumps to a very useful 51.9. Continues on page 38



Kyle Petty has his eye on several storylines as TNT ramps up its Sprint Cup coverage
Now that the TNT network has begun its six-race turn in the Sprint Cup Series broadcast rotation, Kyle Petty, the eighttime Sprint Cup Series race winner and a third-generation member of one of racing’s most famous families, has stepped to center stage when it comes to the race-day broadcast. For many race fans, Petty’s commentary is refreshingly unbridled. Although it tends to confound the powers that be in NASCAR, as he can be critical of their decisionmaking, NASCAR officials ought to be pleased with Petty’s outlook for the next few weeks. “I’m looking forward to Michigan because I thought [the race at Auto Club Speedway] was a really good race for this new car,” he said, referring to the Gen-6 design. “It was one of the better races we’ve had at California ever. Michigan, which is a similar twomile track, can be a good race.” He’s also upbeat about the circuit’s first trip to a road course with the Gen-6 car. “Sonoma I’m really looking forward to because NASCAR has finally gotten a new qualifying format where they turn four or five cars loose at the same time, which will be pretty interesting to watch,” he said. “And the car itself has a lot more downforce and it’s 150 pounds lighter. That’ll show up even more on the road course than it’s shown up even on the short tracks so far.” Petty also is optimistic about the return trip to Daytona, TNT’s final race before turning the broadcast duties over to ESPN/ABC for the remainder of the season. “I’m not a big fan of that kind of racing, but the restrictor-plate races at Daytona and Talladega have been incredible to watch over the last few years,” he said. He said the big-picture story in the upcoming weeks will be about Denny Hamlin, who is trying to grab a wild-card Chase berth after missing several races because of back injury. “Can he get in the top 20 in points and can he win at least two races?” Petty said. “I believe that’s what it’s going to take to make the wild card.” He’s not expecting NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., to be a headline-grabber for the remainder of the season. “You can look at the last four or five years and figure he’ll do the same thing he always does,” Petty said. “He starts strong, has mechanical troubles, has bad luck, falls off the face of the Earth, makes the Chase, then that’s the last we ever hear of him because nobody ever talks about him in the Chase races. “Everybody wants to see him win a championship, if you listen to the fans, but you can’t run like he’s run and not be in contention to win races, and expect to win a championship. That’s just not going to happen. Petty also will be watching to see whether defending Cup champion Brad Keselowski and his No. 2 Ford team can recover from the setback that came when crew chief Paul Wolfe and other key crew members were suspended for two races for rules violations. “Paul being at home hurt Brad and that team a lot more than they thought it was going to hurt them,” Petty said. He also disagreed with the six-point, $25,000 penalty assessed to the No. 2 team after the car was too low in a post-race inspection at Dover in Wolfe’s first race back. Petty said that although the penalties were the same as the ones imposed on Martin Truex Jr.’s team for a similar infraction earlier in the year, Wolfe’s should have been more severe, since he was on NASCAR probation for the earlier violation. “Being on probation means nothing in this sport,” he said. “If you go out and have another violation, all they do is extend your probation. “I would have been more pleased if they’d penalized [Wolfe] 12 points and $50,000.”


Continues from page 36 Like the Impreza, the XV Crosstrek uses a 2.0 liter flat 4cylinder engine that makes 148 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque. No, that’s not a whole lot of power, so you can quickly zap any ideas of winning any races in the Crosstrek. Depending on which transmission you opt for determines the all-wheel drive system the Crosstrek is fitted with. Go with the standard five-speed manual and the Crosstrek gets a system with a 50/50 front/rear power distribution. But choose the optional CVT automatic, which is what the tester had, and it uses a more sophisticated system, one that sends most power to the front wheels in normal conditions but can direct power, up to 100 percent of it, to the rear wheels as it sees fit. Subaru refers to this system as Active Torque Split AWD. With its all-wheel drive system, raised suspension and 8.7 inches of ground clearance the XV Crosstrek is capable of plowing through deep snow, which should make it a hit in already popular Subaru markets like the Northeast, Northwest and Rocky Mountain States.

For me, the week I drove the Crosstrek there was nothing but sunshine, so I have no real-life all-wheel drive experiences to share. But I can say the Crosstrek did serve as a great commuter car. The extra height makes the XV Crosstrek easier to get in and out of – you don’t have to step up like in an SUV nor do you fall into the driver’s seat like you would in a lowriding car. But for the most part, the Crosstrek behaves like a car, with responsive handling and a compliant ride. Acceleration is tepid, but isn’t as noticeable as it is in the Impreza probably due to the Crosstrek’s higher stance. I’m still not a fan of CVT transmissions, but the one in the Subi did its job well. And By The Numbers:

with an EPA rating of 22 mpg in town and 33 on the open road, the Crosstrek gets decent fuel economy. Pricing for the XV Crosstrek starts at $22,000 for the base Premium model and $24,500 for the Limited model. That’s about $2500 more than comparably equipped Impreza hatchback. While some may scoff at the lack of power and others may say it’s just a restyled Impreza, the XV Crosstrek gets the job done. It looks great has all the pluses (and minuses) of the Impreza along with some extra capabilities, all in a package that looks like nothing else on the road. Chalk up another quirky – but versatile - automobile for Subaru!

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek 2.0i Limited
Base Price: $24,495.00 Price as Tested: $27,290.00 Layout: front-engine / all-wheel drive Engine: 2.0 liter DOHC flat 4-cylinder Transmission: CVT automatic Horsepower: 148 hp Torque: 145 ft-lbs torque EPA Fuel Economy: 25 city / 33 highway mpg [Visit me at www.carsbycar.blogspot.com or email me at autocran@gmail.com]

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Kyle Petty is behind the mic for TNT’s race-day broadcasts.

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