UTEP Climbs to #7 in National University Rankings

The University of Texas at El Paso
has broken into the Top 10 of a national ranking focused on “true public interest” and based on social mobility, research and community service. Washington Monthly announced today that UTEP will be rated #7 overall in its 2013 College Rankings to be published Sept. 4. The University, which begins its 2013 fall semester today, is ranked between Stanford (#6) and Harvard (#8). UTEP moved up five slots from the previous year and earned the top spot in the social mobility category for the second year in a row. Social mobility is described as recruiting and graduating students of modest means, and is a measure of how well “the school performs as an engine of social mobility.” The research component includes annual expenditures (in excess of $76 million) and the number of undergraduates who continue to earn doctoral degrees. The service rating is based on how students are taught to give back to the community whether through volunteer hours or participation in community service organizations, including ROTC. “We are extremely pleased with the latest Washington Monthly rankings because they reflect the growing national validation of the important work that has been under way at UTEP,” President Diana Natalicio said. “This ranking recognizes UTEP’s success in fulfilling our public research university mission by successfully offering both access and excellence to the highly talented and mostly first-generation Hispanic students we serve. “Achieving both affordability and high quality in a low-resource setting such as the U.S.-Mexico border region requires a deep commitment by all faculty and staff to ensure that students who entrust us with their aspirations are given every opportunity not only to pursue them, but to participate in enriched educational experiences on our campus that will prepare them to compete successfully with their peers from across the globe,” President Natalicio added. “As we celebrate UTEP’s Centennial next year, we’re looking forward to continuing to serve as a model and cat-

alyst for change in public higher education in the 21st century.” President Natalicio will participate in a Sept. 4 panel discussion organized by Washington Monthly to discuss higher education issues reflected in the rankings. In its introduction to the rankings, the magazine’s editors praised UTEP for enrolling – and graduating – a large number of low-income students. More than half of UTEP’s almost 23,000 students – 12,116 – received a Pell Grant during the 2012-13 academic year, and 75 percent received some form of financial aid. “Our rankings aim to identify institutions that are acting on behalf of the true public interest,” the editors wrote. They later added that UTEP enrolls “large numbers of low-income students and graduates more of them than the economic and academic profiles of their students would predict, while charging the kind of affordable tuition that is increasingly rare.” This is the eighth year that the publication, an investigative, system-analysis periodical based in Washington, D.C., has produced college rankings. The magazine says the rankings reward schools for, “among other things, recruiting and graduating students of modest means – in conscious contrast to the U.S. News & World Report.” To view the complete listings, visit the magazine’s “2013 College Rankings.”


Fort Bliss Announces Community Ammunition Amnesty Day
FORT BLISS, TEXAS — Fort Bliss officials have set aside Friday, August 30, 2013, as “Ammunition Amnesty Day” in El Paso County. In an effort to better control and account for small arms ammunition and explosives that have been found, misplaced or stolen, as well as to prevent injury or death from handling these items, the Directorate of Logistics, Ammunition Branch will conduct an Ammunition Amnesty Day for Fort Bliss and the El Paso Community. The objective is to encourage soldiers and civilians to turn in contraband items without harassment or penalty from the government. No criminal charges related to any hazardous materials reported and/or collected will be filed against residents or soldiers who participate in the program. The collection will take place between 8a.m. and 3p.m. at the Texas Army National Guard Armory, at 9100 Gateway North at Hondo Pass. Directional signs will be posted in the vicinity of that location on the day of the event. If you have any questions concerning the Fort Bliss Amnesty Program call the Ammunition Accountable Officer at 569-9528 or the Ammunition Surveillance Section (QASAS) at 569-9373 or 569-9384. To report ammunition and explosives found on residential property within the city limits please contact the El Paso Police Department. For residents outside city limits, please contact the El Paso County Sheriff.


By: “Doppler” Dave Speelman

I Love September
September is my favorite month of the year. The reason is two-fold. We rarely see triple digit temperatures and we have enough rain and storms on average for the month to nourish my farm and keep things exciting at the office. Below is the total number of triple digits per month since 1970. As you can see over the past 40 years we’ve only had one year where we have more than three triple digit days. Typically we don’t see any 100 degree days.


(Courtesy of the El Paso National Weather Service)

Weather Trivia:
A) .70” B) 1.51”

What’s El Paso’s average amount of rain for the month of September? C) 1.89” D) 2.10”
Answer: B – 1.51”

“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.

*The total values go back to 1879

Spotlight EP News Weather

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Lifestyles Downsizing? Style Up!
Rose Bennett Gilbert

By Holiday Mathis

week 08/29 - 09/04
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll plan carefully what to say and do. Some people are good at self-monitoring, because they are sensitive to how others see them. You self-monitor because you care about how others are feeling and want them to have a good experience, not because you are overly concerned with how you are being perceived. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If you are in an unfamiliar circumstance and don't know how to behave, the first instinct is usually to copy others. Unfortunately, the "others" involved may not know what they are doing or why. You'll go far using your moral compass and all of your powers of reason to navigate toward those who can really help you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). The natural human response is to back away from a failure and take credit for a hit. The superhuman response is to own whatever contribution is yours, whether the end result is a winner or a loser. It's all a learning process, and this is only the first round of the game. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). To believe another person is right and to follow suit is one thing. To comply with a person because you're afraid of ridicule or rejection is another thing entirely. Knowing the difference in the moment will be important to this week's outcome. When in doubt, take a step back and think things out for yourself. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Everyone loves a genesis story. That's why they'll ask, "What gave you this idea?" "How did the two of you meet?" and "How did you come to work here?" Beginnings are exciting. Nothing exists, and then suddenly something does — brilliant! What you'll be starting this week will later make an excellent story. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You often will agree to help a loved one out, but you still like to take things on a case-by-case basis. Saying "no" a few times this week will be good for your relationship, too. As soon as someone thinks you'll do whatever he or she wants, you're in a down position. Draw boundaries and take back your power. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Your birthday comes like a rainbow after the storm. In September, success in love will make you feel so confident and content that you won't be able to keep from succeeding in business, too. You divide your time well between both in October, but as the end of the year grows nearer, it will get harder to balance your many responsibilities. Still, your social life should be the priority. How you show up in this regard will affect your reputation and your financial bottom line, too.

New Moon of Health
The week starts off on an auspicious note with the sun and Pluto arranging themselves as cheerleaders for positive change. Thursday brings the new moon in Virgo and the ideal day to rid your pantry and refrigerator of anything and everything that might run counter to your health and fitness goals. Together in the sign of vitality, the sun and the moon ask: What do you have to lose, besides a bit of extra weight? ARIES (March 21-April 19). If you were to be completely honest with a certain someone about your feelings, the result might be spirit-crushing. Sometimes a "be cruel to be kind" philosophy never quite gets around to the being kind part. Your feelings will change over time, so there's no need to air them completely. Choose compassion. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The early week sees you piecing together dissociated knowledge that won't make any more sense to you as the week progresses — but at least you'll feel good about the process. Building your creative and emotional muscle tone will help you grow into the person you want to be. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're afraid that if you don't fight your inner demons, you'll wind up on the same side: their side. But you'd be surprised at the true nature of these psychic creatures. They don't want to devour you. They only want understanding and forgiveness. Stop fighting, and you'll tame and train them to work for and not against you. CANCER (June 22-July 22). French existentialist John-Paul Sartre said, "In love, one and one are one." And yet you feel a growing resistance to melding spirit, intention and identity with another. A driving need to be your own person will take over, making the idea of giving up yourself in the name of love seem repugnant. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You don't want your work to fall into the "who cares" category. That's why you take the time to figure out what those around you need and want. And yet, if you totally cater to them, you'll lose the art. You'll have to navigate the line between doing something serviceable and doing what best expresses you. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's easy for people to say that humans are responsible for their own fate when they are in a good place in life. Yes, people get what they give to some extent, but there are also factors that are beyond our control. You're determined to take the reins of control wherever possible, but don't fret if fate won't give them up.

Q: We are selling our big suburban house and moving to an apartment in the city.
Downsizing is a b****, but we are excited to be out from under lawns and flooded cellars and all that. The one problem is the tiny, tiny bath in our new apartment. We plan to remodel, but there's no way to gain any more floor space. It's just 5 x 7 feet. Please advise.

professional sleight-of-hand to the right materials. Here, the "right" materials include richly veined Rain Forest marble tiles, a frameless tempered-glass shower door (John simply got rid of the old tub) and over-scaled porcelain tiles on the floor. Conventional wisdom usually dictates small patterns for small spaces, but John maintains, "The large scale actually makes the space look bigger." Add mirrors and good lighting — the more, the better — and the little room can be a big plus in your new home life. To see more of John's space-making magic, click on www.buscarello.com Rose Bennett Gilbert is the co-author of "Manhattan Style," and six other books on interior design.

A: I'll let New York designer John Buscarello do the advising. He specializes in tiny baths in the Big City, where space is the ultimate aphrodisiac! The bath we show here is exactly the size of yours, a standard 5 x 7 feet, but look what that 5 by 7 can do when you apply

A generous helping of richly detailed marble tiles makes a tiny bath luxurious, big-time. Photo courtesy John Buscarello.

'Tween 12 and 20 BY dr. roBerT wallace

Should I Keep My Promise?
DR. WALLACE: While on vacation this summer, I met a really nice guy in Florida at the beach. We saw each other every day for two straight weeks. The day that I was returning home with my family, we told each other that we were in love and promised not to date others. Well, now that I'm home I'm sorry that I made that promise. I still like this boy, but I don't like the idea of not dating guys in my school. In fact, I don't even know if I will ever see Josh again. I know that I should contact him and tell him how I feel, but I think that would hurt his feelings. What should I do? My sister thinks that I made a promise and that I should keep it. —Emily, Green Bay, Wis. EMILY: Don't be so sure that you would hurt Josh's feelings if you told him that you'd like to date other guys. Now that you are so far away, he, too might be having second thoughts about maintaining a

long-distance steady relationship. Write (or call) and express your feelings about going steady, but tell him that you would enjoy being his pen pal. Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. Email him at rwallace@galesburg.net.






A thoughtful guide for would-be veterinarians
• Studies show that “veterinarian” is a profession often chosen in childhood, and for many of those goal-oriented youngsters, nothing will change their minds: not keen competition, not years of schooling, not poor job prospects and not the potential for carrying forward a crushing burden of student-loan debt that may prevent young professionals from owning their own practices, buying a home or starting a family. The VIN Foundation, the charitable arm of the Veterinary Information Network, has developed a brochure that offers young dreamers and parents alike a no-nonsense look at the challenges of becoming — and being — a veterinarian. It’s free to without ending up with diarrhea. For those cats who can handle milk and like it, though, it’s a fine occasional treat, and a good source of protein. • Students of canine history will be fascinated when they enter the word “dog” into the search field at the website for old newsreels from the archives of British Pathe (britishpathe.com). From sled dogs to show dogs to military working dogs, it’s astonishing how much dogs’ lives have changed in the last few decades — and how much they haven’t. — Dr. Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori Do you have a pet question? Send it to petconnection@gmail.com or visit Facebook.com/DrMartyBecker.

Dog Day Swimming Event
at Nations Tobin Aquatic Center, 8831 Railroad Drive September7th and 8th (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)

download at iwanttobeaveterinarian.org. First thing to know:

“A love of animals is not enough to make veterinary medicine a good career choice.”
• Some adult cats, like some humans, cannot handle milk

The Animal Rescue League will have dogs available for adoption along with other adoption agencies. The Drowning Prevention Coalition of El Paso will be on hand to give tips on water safety. The Humane Society will also

be offering micro-chipping for dogs at $15 per dog while supplies last and dogs will be available for adoption. Information Stacy Wright –

(915) 544-3556

Dog parks continue to grow in popularity
• The concept of a public park dedicated for use by off-leash dogs and their owners is a relatively new one, but it has been popular from the start. The nonprofit Trust for Public Land notes that in 2010 there were 569 off-leash dog parks in the 100 largest cities, and that the growth in the number of dog parks has been 10 times greater than the number of parks dedicated to general use. An article in USA Today noted that the trend is not surprising, given that more households today have dogs than have children. • Rattlesnakes working for the good of humankind? Yes, say researchers from the University of Maryland. That’s because a single snake is responsible for removing 2,500 to 3,500 potentially disease-carrying ticks a year, along with the small mammals that are the

Once nearly unheard of, off-leash dog parks are now found in cities large and small. snake’s prey. So, thank a snake ... but not too closely. • Norm Lopez, a friendly cat with a catchy name and his own Facebook page, has attracted fans around the world after a well-meaning passerby picked up the portly pet and took him to the animal shelter in the mistaken belief that he was pregnant and in distress. There, the shelter director recognized him from his Facebook page, and Norm was soon back home. After a burst of media fame, he’s back to welcoming guests from his home base near the State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., but he now has a microchip and is the face of a fundraiser for the city’s shelter. — Dr. Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori







Décor Score
By Rose Bennett Gilbert


Vent-less Fireplaces
Q: I know we're having a heat
wave, but I have to think about fireplaces now! We are remodeling, adding a Great Room downstairs and a new master bedroom up. The Great Room will have a real wood-burning fireplace, but I don't want to deal with ashes and soot in our bedroom.

A: Easy answer: Think gas.
Point-and-shoot technology makes a gas-fueled fireplace a dream, pun intended, in a bedroom. And some of the new versions are so real-looking that you can almost hear them crackle. There's even newer technology that includes the crackle: ventless fireplaces that burn an alcohol gel fuel cartridge. No

smoke, no odor, no soot, and the fire crackles and dances for about two hours per cartridge, promises one manufacturer (Hearth Cabinet, HearthCabinet.com, which claims to make the only vent-less fireplaces ap-

proved for use in code-crazy New York City).
Rose Bennett Gilbert is the co-author of "Manhattan Style" and six other books on interior design. COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM






Now Showing
Open Nationwide 08/30/13 Runtime 92 min MPAA Rating PG Starring One Direction Genre Documentary Synopsis The members of One Direction discuss their hometown beginnings, their appearance on "The X-Factor" and their meteoric rise to fame.
Schedule good for 8/30
1D3D:THIS IS US (PG)11:00 | 1:20 | 4:00 | 7:00 | 9:20 | 12:00am 2 GUNS (R)1:35 | 4:10 | 7:15 | 9:50 BLUE JASMINE (PG13)12:00 | 2:30 | 5:00 | 7:30 | 10:00 CONJURING, THE (R)6:30 | 9:15 | 12:00am DESPICABLE ME 2, 2D (PG)11:00 | 1:30 | 4:00 ELYSIUM (R)11:00 | 1:40 | 4:20 | 7:15 | 9:55 GETAWAY (PG13)11:15 | 1:45 | 4:15 | 7:00 | 9:30 | 12:00am INSTRUCTIONS NOT INCLUDED (PG13)11:00 | 1:45 | 4:30 | 7:15 | 10:00 | 12:15am KICK-ASS 2 (R)11:15 | 2:05 | 4:45 | 7:25 | 10:05 LEE DANIELS THE BUTLER (PG13)11:00 | 1:50 | 4:40 | 7:30 | 10:20 MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 2D,REISSUE (G)11:00 MORTAL INSTRUMENTS (PG13)12:30 | 4:00 | 7:05 | 10:10 PERCY JACKSON:SEA O/MONSTERS2D (PG)11:00 | 1:40 | 4:20 PLANES 2D (PG)12:25 | 2:50 | 5:15 | 7:40 | 10:05 WERE THE MILLERS (R)11:15 | 1:55 | 4:35 | 7:15 | 9:55 | 12:15am WOLVERINE 2D, THE (PG13)7:00 | 10:00 WORLD WAR Z/STAR TREK 2D COMBO (PG13)1:30 | 7:15 WORLDS END, THE (R)11:30 | 2:10 | 4:50 | 7:40 | 10:20 YOURE NEXT (R)11:00 | 1:25 | 4:20 | 7:00 | 9:30 | 12:00am

Premiere Cinemas
6101 Gateway West S.15 Schedule good for Friday August 30th
2D R.I.P.D. (PG13)11:10 am | 1:30 pm | 4:00 pm | 7:05 pm | 9:30 pm *2D THE SMURFS 2 (PG)| 11:45 am | 2:15 pm | 4:50 pm | 7:15 pm | 9:40 pm 2D THE WOLVERINE (PG13)10:45 am | 1:35 pm | 4:25 pm | 7:15 pm | 10:05 pm *3D THE SMURFS2(PG12:35pm|3:00 pm *BLUE JASMINE (PG13)12:05pm |2:25 pm | 4:45 pm | 7:10 pm | 9:45 pm *CLOSED CIRCUIT (R)11:55am |2:30 pm | 5:05 pm | 7:35 pm | 10:05 pm *D-BOX KICK ASS 2 (R)11:45am | 2:15 pm | 4:45 pm | 7:30 pm | 10:00 pm *GETAWAY (PG13)12:30 pm | 2:50 pm | 5:10 pm | 7:30 pm | 9:55 pm *JOBS (PG13)10:50 am | 1:40 pm | 4:30 pm | 7:40 pm | 10:30 pm *KICK ASS 2 (R)11:45 am | 2:15 pm | 4:45 pm | 7:30 pm | 10:00 pm THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES (PG13)10:30 am | 11:30 am | 1:20 pm | 2:20 pm | 4:10 pm | 5:10 pm | 7:20 pm | 8:00 pm | 10:10 pm | 10:50 pm NOW YOU SEE ME (PG13)12:15 pm | 2:45 pm | 5:25 pm | 7:55 pm | 10:30 pm *PARANOIA (PG13) 5:25 pm | 7:50 pm | 10:15 pm *LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER (PG13)| 10:45 am | 1:45 pm | 4:40 pm | 7:35 pm | 10:25 pm THE CONJURING(R)11:00am |12:35 pm | 1:35 pm | 3:15 pm | 4:15 pm | 5:50 pm | 7:25 pm | 8:30 pm | 10:10 pm *YOU'RE NEXT (R)10:35 am | 12:55 pm | 3:15 pm | 5:35 pm | 7:55 pm | 10:15 pm

Gateway West Blvd/Cielo Vista Mall

Schedule good for Friday Aug 30th
One Direction: This Is Us 3DPG92 Mins10:00am | 10:45am | 1:45pm | 4:00pm | 5:15pm | 8:15pm10:00p10:45pm Digital Cinema 1:00pm | 7:15pm We're the Millers R110 MinsDigital Cinema 10:30am | 1:30pm | 4:30pm7:30pm | 10:30pm The World's EndR109 MinsDigital Cinema 10:35am | 1:35pm | 4:35p 7:35pm | 10:35pm Instructions Not Included PG-13115 MinsDigital Cinema10:20am 1:20pm | 4:20p 7:20pm | 10:20pm Elysium R109 Mins Digital Cinema 8:15pm PlanesPG92 Mins 11:00am 5:00pmDigital Cinema 1:15pm | 7:15pm Percy Jackson: Sea of MonstersPG106Mins2:00p mDigital Cinema10:15am | 4:15pm | 10:15pm 2 GunsR109 MinsDigital Cinema 10:25am | 1:25pm | 4:25pm|7:25p| 10:25p The Spectacular Now R95 MinsDigital Cinema 10:40am | 1:40pm | 4:40pm7:40pm | 10:40pm BlackfishPG-1383 MinsDigital Cinema 10:05am | 1:05pm 4:05p 7:05pm 10:05pm TurboPG96 Mins11:10am 5:10pmDigital Cinema 1:10pm | 7:10pm Grown Ups 2PG-13100 MinsDigital Cinema 5:30pm The Way, Way Back PG-13103 MinsDigital Cinema 10:10pm Despicable Me 2PG98 Mins 2:10pm | 8:10pm Digital Cinema 10:10am | 4:10pm Monsters University G102 Mins Digital Cinema 11:30am | 2:30pm World War Z PG-13 115 Mins 9:00pm

Open Expanded 08/30/13 Runtime 130 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for Language, Brief Drug Use, Some Smoking, Violence. Starring Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Wang Qingxiang, Zhang Jin, Zhao Benshan, Song-Hye Kyo Genre Biography, Martial arts, Drama Synopsis The story of the martial arts master (Tony Leung Chiu Wai) who taught the Wing Chun style of kung fu to Bruce Lee.

West side of El Paso at Mesa & I-10

Schedule good for Friday Aug 30th
One Direction: This Is Us 3D PG92 Mins 9:30am | 12:35pm | 3:40pm 6:45pm 9:50pm10:10am | 7:25pm | 10:30pmDigital Cinema 1:15pm | 4:20pm GetawayPG-1397 Mins Digital Cinema 11:00am | 1:45pm | 4:30pm | 7:15pm | 10:00pm The Grandmaster PG-13130 MinsDigital Cinema 10:15am | 1:20pm | 4:25pm 7:30p 10:35pm Lee Daniels' The ButlerPG-13132 Mins Digital Cinema 11:55am 3:25pm 6:55p 10:25pm We're the MillersR110 Mins Digital Cinema 10:35am | 1:35pm | 4:35pm 7:50pm 10:55p Instructions Not Included PG-13 115 Mins Digital Cinema 9:35am | 12:45pm | 3:55pm | 7:05pm | 10:15pm The World's End R109 MinsDigital Cinema 10:25am | 1:30pm | 4:40pm | 7:40pm | 10:40pm You're Next R94 Mins Digital Cinema 9:00am | 11:35am | 2:25pm | 5:15pm 8:05p 10:50pm The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones PG-13130 MinsDigital Cinema 11:20am | 2:50pm | 6:20pm | 9:55pm Kick-Ass 2R107 Mins Digital Cinema 8:00pm | 11:00pm ElysiumR109 Mins Digital Cinema 9:20am | 12:25pm | 3:30pm | 6:35pm | 9:40pm Planes PG92 Mins 9:40am | 3:20pm | 9:00pmDigital Cinema 12:30pm | 6:10pm Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters PG106 Mins 1:50pmDigital Cinema 10:45am | 4:55pm 2 Guns R109 Mins Digital Cinema 10:40am | 1:40pm | 4:45pm | 7:50pm | 10:45pm


Schedule good for 8/30- 9/5
2D EPIC(103min) PG 11:50a | 2:15p | 7:30p 2D IRON MAN 3(130min) PG13 | 12:20p | 4:10p | 7:00p | 9:50p 2D MAN OF STEEL(144min) PG13 | 12:05p | 3:10p | 6:35p | 9:40p 2D PACIFIC RIM(132min) PG13 12:30p | 3:25p | 6:20p | 9:30p 2D THE CROODS(98min) PG 11:00a | 3:40p 3D IRON MAN 3(130min) PG13 11:20a | 9:05p 3D MAN OF STEEL(144min) PG13 | 2:10p | 6:00p 3D PACIFIC RIM(132min) PG13 | 11:30a | 2:25p | 5:20p | 8:30p 3D THE CROODS(98min) PG 1:20p | 6:15p AFTER EARTH(100min) PG13 5:10p | 9:55p FAST AND FURIOUS 6(130min) PG13 | 11:10a | 6:45p NOW YOU SEE ME(116min) PG13 | 11:15a | 1:50p | 4:35p | 7:15p | 10:00p THE HEAT(117min) R 11:05a | 1:45p | 4:25p | 7:05p | 8:45p | 9:45p THE LONE RANGER(149min) PG13 | 11:25a | 2:35p | 6:05p | 9:15p THE PURGE(85min) R 2:00p | 4:15p | 9:35p WHITE HOUSE DOWN(132min) PG13 | 12:15p | 3:50p | 6:55p | 9:50p

I-10 & Lee Trevino

Las Palmas i-10 @ Zaragosa

Schedule good for Friday Aug 30th
One Direction: This Is Us 3D PG92 Mins 11:20am | 2:00pm | 4:40pm 7:20p 10:00pm 3:20pm | 8:40pm | 11:20pmDigital Cinema 12:40pm | 6:00pm GetawayPG-1397 Mins Digital Cinema12:30pm | 3:00pm | 5:30pm | 8:00pm | 10:35pm The Grandmaster PG-13130 MinsDigital Cinema 11:25am | 2:05pm | 4:45pm | 7:30pm | 10:15pm | 11:35pm Lee Daniels' The Butler PG-13132 Mins Digital Cinema 12:10pm | 3:40pm | 7:00pm | 10:20pm We're the Millers R110 MinsDigital Cinema11:00am | 1:40pm | 4:20pm | 7:40pm | 10:40pm | 11:40pm Instructions Not Included PG-13115 Mins Digital Cinema 12:20pm | 4:00pm | 6:50pm | 9:40pm The World's End R109 MinsDigital Cinema 10:50am | 1:30pm | 4:10pm | 6:55pm | 9:45pm You're NextR94 Mins Digital Cinema12:45pm | 3:15pm | 5:45pm | 8:15pm | 10:45pm The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones PG-13130 Mins Digital Cinema10:50am | 1:55pm | 5:00pm | 8:10pm | 9:50pm Kick-Ass 2R107 MinsDigital Cinema 11:45am | 2:25pm | 5:10pm | 7:45pm | 10:25pm Elysium R109 Mins Digital Cinema 12:50pm | 3:35pm | 6:20pm | 9:00pm Planes PG92 Mins 2:30pm Digital Cinema 11:50am | 5:15pm | 7:50pm Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters PG106 Mins 5:05pm | 10:30pm Digital Cinema 11:30am | 2:15pm | 7:45pm 2 Guns R109 Mins Digital Cinema10:55am | 1:45pm | 4:35pm | 7:25pm | 10:30pm The Smurfs 2 PG102 MinsDigital Cinema 11:40am | 2:20pm | 7:35pm The WolverinePG-13 126 Mins12:00pm | 10:05pm | 11:10pm Digital Cinema 3:55pm | 7:05pm The Conjuring R111 MinsDigital Cinema 7:15pm| 10:05pm TurboPG96 Mins Digital Cinema 1:00pm | 3:30pm Grown Ups 2 PG-13100 Mins Digital Cinema 6:30pm | 9:05pm Despicable Me 2 PG98 Mins 11:10am | 4:30pm Digital Cinema 1:50pm | 7:10pm Monsters University G102 MinsDigital Cinema 10:45am | 1:35pm | 4:25pm World War ZPG-13115 Mins 10:10pm


2200 N. Yarbrough

Schedule good for 8 /30 - 9 /5 2D EPIC (PG)| 11:25am | 2:05pm | 4:35pm| 7:15 pm | 9:35 pm 2D MAN OF STEEL (PG13)| 11:15 am | 6:20 pm 2D PACIFIC RIM (PG13) 11:45 am | 6:45 pm 3D MAN OF STEEL (PG13)| 2:30 pm | 9:25 pm 3D PACIFIC RIM (PG13) 4:00 pm | 9:40 pm NOW YOU SEE ME (PG13)11:35 am | 2:15 pm | 4:50 pm | 7:25 pm | 10:00 pm THE HEAT (R)11:30am | 2:00pm | 4:30pm | 7:10 pm | 9:50 pm THE LONE RANGER (PG13)11:40 am | 2:50 pm | 6:10 pm | 9:20 pm WHITE HOUSE DOWN (PG13)11:20 am | 2:45 pm | 6:40 pm | 9:30 pm


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Open Limited 08/30/13 Runtime 115 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for Language, Thematic Elements, Sexual Content. Starring Eugenio Derbez, Jessica Lindsey, Loreto Peralta, Daniel Raymont, Alessandra Rosaldo, Hugo Stiglitz, Sammy Pérez, Arcelia Ramírez, Agustín Bernal, Karla Souza, Margarita Wynne Genre Comedy Synopsis An irresponsible playboy (Eugenio Derbez) must grow up quickly when a former lover gives him their daughter to raise -then leaves without a trace.

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DJ Spotlight | Markus Schulz
Born in Eschwege, central Germany, Markus emigrated to the United States. Age 13, his dance music awakening came during the grip of the country’s then-nascent breakdance scene. His early production and DJ career roughly tracked that of the second Stateside House explosion and he caught his first production break in 1993 when he remixed Sagat’s ‘Why Is It? (F** Dat)’ for FFrr. Markus’ freshman production release followed in 1994 with the 6-track ‘Plastik Trax EP Vol 1’. Throughout the mid to late Nineties he continued to accrue acclaim with a range of releases on numerous luminary U.S. labels. In 1998 he recorded ‘You Won’t See Me Cry’ for Plastik Records (his first label), which was picked up by the UK’s Eve Records and became his first non-domestic release. Over the last 10 years Markus Schulz has crafted the individual musical identities of progressive, trance & house into his own unique fusion sound. The combined influence of his headlining DJ sets; Armada and Coldharbour label releases and highly prominent Global DJ Broadcast radio show have


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Sun City Music Festival @Ascarate

Holograms - Forever Jackson And His Computerband Glow Jonathan Rado - Law And Order King Khan & the Shrines - Idle No More Lonnie Holley - Keeping A Record Of It My Ticket Home - Strangers Only Natalia Kills - Trouble Nedelle Torrisi - Nedelle Torrisi Neko Case - The Worse Things Get, The placed him at the forefront of the US EDM revolution. This success has been reflected in weekly sets spun in front of tens of thousands, a GDJB listenership up in the millions and critically acclaimed  albums, including ‘Do You Dream?’ and most recently ‘Scream’. In 2008 Schulz broke into the # 10 of DJ Mag’s Top 100 chart and has maintained a successive run of high-ranking positions ever since. He holds the 2012-2013 DJ Times magazine reader-voted title of America’s Best DJ. Playing over 150 gigs every year, he has become the busiest international DJ playing out of the United States. Catch Markus Schulz at Sun City Music festival happening this weekend. For more info visit: www.suncitymusicfestival. com

September 8th

Mobb Deep @ Lowbrow Palace

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Jimmy Edgar @ Lowbrow Palace

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Morgan Page@ Buchanans events center

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Baauer @ Tricky Falls

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Race: AdvoCare 500 Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway When: Sunday, 7:30 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN 2012 Winner: Denny Hamlin (right)

Race: Great Clips/Grit Chips 300 Where: Atlanta Motor Speedway When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN2 2012 Winner: Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

Race: Chevrolet Silverado 250 Where: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park When: Sunday, 2 p.m. (ET) TV: Fox Sports 1 Inaugural Race

Matt Kenseth emerges from mid-season doldrums to claim victory in IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway
As NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series drivers head into the toughest 12 weeks of the season, some drivers, like Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano, are hot, while others, like five-time champion Jimmie Johnson, are not. Kenseth emerged from some mid-season doldrums to score a strong win at Bristol Motor Speedway Saturday night, giving him five wins for the season, which translates to 15 bonus points when the standings are reset after the Sept. 7 race at Richmond International Raceway. Johnson, on the other hand, has the series points lead heading into Sunday night’s AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, but he’s had a rough month. Since his runner-up finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 28, he’s seen his points lead over second place drop from 75 to 18. In the past two weeks he’s had finishes of 40th and 36th, due to a blown engine at Michigan and a crash at Bristol. For Kenseth, in his first season at Joe Gibbs Racing, his Bristol performance — especially holding off Kasey Kahne at the end even though Kahne had fresher tires — has him feeling a sense of momentum heading into the final two weeks of the regular season and on into the Chase. “I think this [Bristol] weekend was huge for us,” Kenseth said. “Even if again next week.” But he said the most important thing is what happens during the Chase. “Once the Chase starts, it is its own animal. So we’ll just wait and see what happens during those 10 [races],” he said. Logano also appears to be gaining steam at a good time. He followed up his Michigan win with a powerful run at Bristol, where he bounced back from an early crash and drove his patched-up Ford to a fifth-place finish. “That was the hardest-fought topfive I’ve ever had in my life,” Logano said. “We deserve to make this Chase, and if we keep doing this on days that they’re trying to put us down, we deserve it.” Since finishing 40th at New Hampshire on July 14, Logano hasn’t finished worse than eighth and has moved from 18th in the standings to 10th. A late-race melee at Bristol put a damper on the Chase hopes of several drivers on the bubble of securing a berth for the title run. Logano’s teammate, reigning Cup champion Brad Keselowski, was among those collected when Brian Vickers and Denny Hamlin collided with 53 laps to go. Martin Truex Jr. and Ryan Newman also were involved, as was Kevin Harvick, whose Chase spot is all but assured due to his position in points, fourth, and the fact that he has a win this season. Keselowski dropped three spots in points, to 11th, four behind Logano. Truex dropped from 12th to 14th in the standings. Newman returned to the track and drove his damaged racer to a 21st-place finish, which left him 15th in the standings. Kurt Busch dropped from ninth to 12th in the standings after losing laps while a damaged hub was replaced on his No. 78 Chevrolet, but he’s just six points out of 10th place. Continues on next page

Matt Kenseth celebrates his IRWIN Tools Night Race victory at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kenseth takes the checkered flag at Bristol in the IRWIN Tools Night Race.

we would have run second and got beat at the end ... at least for me, it would have been a very encouraging weekend. It would have been a shot in our arm, like man, we had all our speed back. “Hopefully that gives you momentum. The next 12 weeks are the most important 12 weeks of the season, so I feel like: Approach every race the same. Go out with the idea of trying to qualify the best you can and prepare like you’re going to go try to win the race.” For Johnson, it was another missed chance to get some mojo of his own going as he heads into the Chase. His points position has him locked into a Chase berth, but winning the regular season offers no reward come Chase time, as all 12 Chase drivers start with the same number of points, plus three bonus points for each regular season win for the top 10. “This racing stuff happens,” Johnson said. “Luckily, we had a big points lead that we can kind of deal with right now. We certainly want to clean things up and have some great finishes rolling into the Chase. We’ll keep after it, and be back

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Kurt Busch headed to StewartHaas Racing in 2014
Kurt Busch is headed to Stewart-Haas Racing, beginning in 2014. Busch told reporters on Monday that he’s signed on to join team co-owner Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick and Danica Patrick. Busch currently drives the No. 78 Chevrolet for Furniture Row Racing and is 12th in the Sprint Cup standings, well within reach of a berth for the Chase. Joe Garone, general man- Kurt Busch ager of Furniture Row Racing, said in a team release that he expects his team to continue its strong run despite the impending departure of Busch, a former Cup champion and 24-time winner on NASCAR’s elite circuit. “Right now, the main focus for Kurt and the team is to qualify for the Chase and contend for the 2013 championship,” Garone said. “Furniture Row Racing’s technical and engineering programs, along with a talented road crew, have made great strides this season, which have been evident with the consistently fast race cars that we have brought to the track week in and week out. We, along with our technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing, are deeply committed to continuing the work in progress.” Garone said his team is in the process of searching for a driver for 2014 and beyond.
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Matt Kenseth...
Continued from page 26 Among those who held their own or gained, points-wise, at Bristol were Greg Biffle, who finished ninth and moved from 10th to ninth in points, and Dale Earnhardt Jr., who was 10th at Bristol and remains seventh in the standings, but stretched his margin over 11th place from 20 points to 33. “That 20 points really had me pretty nervous,” Earnhardt said. “Hopefully, if we can put a good one together next week, something similar or better than this, we will definitely go to Richmond a lot more comfortable.” For Newman, whose best chance to make the Chase appears to be through a wild card berth made possible by his victory in the Brickyard 400, every single point is important. “We need to score maximum points at each race,” he said. “Even on nights like [Bristol], it’s important that we don’t give up. We’ll keep fighting until the final lap at Richmond.”

Sole Survivor – Honda’s new Accord Coupe
By Christopher A. Randazzo


It’s hard – and sad – to believe that the two-door coupe is becoming an endangered specious in the automotive industry. The Chevrolet Monte Carlo and Toyota Camry Solara are long gone and Nissan’s Altima Coupe, well it recently met its fate – as Nissan just announced there will be no 2014 model. And Honda – they dropped the Prelude way back in 2001, leaving us with just the two door version of the popular Accord, simply known as the Coupe. Now entering its ninth generation, the Accord is all-new for 2013 and the Accord Coupe, while practically a sole survivor in this market continues to get better with age.

Looking identical to the concept car Honda showed at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, the Honda Accord Coupe is a real attention-getter. The Coupe shares no body panels with the more conservative Accord sedan - instead it has a sharply raised beltline and flows into a pleasingly sloped wedge. Cool, racy-looking black cutouts on the rear bumper add flare to the Coupe but serve no other purpose. Overall, the new Accord Coupe is about 3.6 inches smaller than the car it replaces. Inside, the Coupe sports an interior that is quite inviting. The front seats are excellent, both

in support and comfort. The back seats, never a strong point in a coupe, welcome passengers, even those that hit the sixfoot mark. When not in use, the rear seatbacks fold to expand the trunk size. The gauges are big and bright, making them visible in all conditions and the center stack is loaded with buttons, knobs and screens. My test vehicle was equipped with the navigation system, which uses an iDrivelike knob, making it a bit more challenging to use than it should be. But one thing Honda hasn’t lost is the ability to fit the Accord Coupe with plenty of storage bins, cubby holes .. Continues on next page


Honda Accord Coupe...
Continued from page 28...and cupholders. In all, the interior is setup very nicely without looking the least bit generic. The heart and soul of the Honda Accord Coupe lies within, though. Get the optional VTEC 3.5 liter V6 engine and you have the most powerful Accord ever. All numbers with the V6 engine are up. Horsepower rises from 268 hp to 278 hp while torque is increased to 252 lb-ft – up from 248 lb-ft. Also up is fuel economy numbers. The last V6 Accord Coupe managed to get 19 mpg / city and 29 mpg / highway. The new, more powerful V6 tops that by getting 21 mpg / city and 32 mpg / highway. Both those figures are with automatic transmissions, with the new Accord now benefiting with having six gears. A sixspeed manual is still available with the Accord Coupe. The base engine for the Accord Coupe continues to be a 2.4 liter four-cylinder, but it’s allnew for 2013. It makes 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque and gets 27 mpg / city and 36 mpg on the highway. The ride and drive of my automatic V6 equipped Accord Coupe really impressed me – probably because I am so used to bland driving experiences from Accords of the past. The new Accord Coupe really makes the driver feel connected to the road and in touch with the vehicle. The four-wheel independent system communicates nicely with the driver and the ride, although a little stiffer than in the sedan, wasn’t at all bothersome. I’m not a huge fan of front-wheel drive sports cars, mainly because they tend to understeer when driven hard, but not so with this Accord. The folks at Honda seemed to dial out the understeer and leave the driver in total control. A feature that I found really interesting was Honda’s new blind-spot camera that displays the right-side blind spot on the dashboard screen. It can be activate two different ways – by using your right side signal indicator (blinker) or by pushing a button at the end of the turn signal stalk. It’s a great aid in seeing what’s in your blind spot and works very well. Pricing for Accord Coupe start in the $24,000 range and can go beyond $33,000 for a fully decked out one. Those are reasonable prices, and when you consider that the Accord Coupe continues to defy extinction, it may actually be a bargain.

By The Numbers:

2013 Honda Accord Coupe EX-L V6 with Navigation System
Base Price: $32,350.00 Price as Tested: $33,140.00 Layout: front-engine / front-wheel drive Engine: 3.5 liter V6 Transmission: 6 - speed automatic Horsepower: 278 hp Torque: 252 lb-ft EPA Fuel Economy: 21 city / 32 highway mpg [Visit me at www.carsbycar.blogspot.com or email me at autocran@gmail.com]


Greg Biffle maintains wait-and-see approach toward Gen-6 car and new tire compound at Atlanta Motor Speedway
Last year when Greg Biffle arrived at Atlanta Motor Speedway for the AdvoCare 500, he was the series points leader and assured of a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. But a lot has changed in a year’s time, including the characteristics of the cars and tires that will be run at Atlanta this year. Biffle is one of the drivers on the Chase bubble, counting on a strong run at AMS to propel them into the 10-race, championship-deciding Chase, which begins after the Sept. 7 race at Richmond International Raceway. He’s ninth in the standings, with one win, but just 17 points ahead of 11th-place Brad Keselowski with two more races, including Atlanta, to run before the start of the Chase. Adding drama to the AMS event is the fact that the race is the first at the track for NASCAR’s new Generation 6 race car, and Goodyear has developed a right-side tire that has two tread compounds to help drivers deal with AMS’ worn asphalt, which has been in place since 1997. “So much is different from last year,” said Biffle, who finished ninth in Saturday’s IRWIN Tools Night race at Bristol Motor Speedway. “These Gen-6 Biffle said he’s heard good reports from his fellow drivers who tested the new AMS tire compound, but he’s taking a wait-and-see attitude about it. “You never know until you get there and you get on the tire and the track gets rubbered in,” he said. “I’m looking forward to see how it holds up.” Although his only win at AMS came in 2003 in a Nationwide Series race, and in a Chevrolet, he said the track is among his favorites. “It’s a fun race track,” he said. “I like that place. We haven’t had as much success there as we’ve had at other mile-and-a-half tracks, but that could change with this Gen-6 car and the things we’re doing with it.” Another question heading into the AMS race is which drivers and teams are hot and which are not as we approach the final two races of the regular season. Biffle said that’s something that changes from week to week. “It’s not like anybody’s on fire,” he said. “A lot of it is due to this new car. For the next few years, we’ll still be learning it.”

1. Jimmie Johnson, 821 2. Clint Bowyer, 803 3. Carl Edwards, 768 4. Kevin Harvick, 760 5. Kyle Busch, 739 6. Matt Kenseth, 736 7. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 714 8. Kasey Kahne, 701 9. Greg Biffle, 698 10. Joey Logano, 685

Greg Biffle cars are all different. We’re continuing to build new cars all the time and learning more and more about them. The reality is that every week, the car is evolving. Every week we’re coming out with the latest stuff or a little change here and there.”

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