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by the Ball Boy
The Miners got a much needed
win on Saturday against a
struggling NMSU squad.
Jamiell Showers lead the Min-
ers to this win with 253 yards
and 1 touchdown. UTEP won
this match 48-21 and needed
that confidence after a heart-
breaking overtime loss to
UNM. Freshmen Aaron Jones
has already pilled up 224 rush-
ing yards for the season. Jones
is currently ranked 25th in the
country in rushing and is lead-
ing UTEP with a 12th ranked
overall ranking in rushing as a
This Saturday UTEP faces
their first
ence USA
game of
the sea-
son. This
is the first
the two
schools with a very experi-
enced Larry Coker leading the
Roadrunners.UTSA comes
back from a 38-13 loss against
Arizona. Coincidently their
first win of the season was
against UNM.
Miner assistant Greg Fosters
departure to the Philadelphia
76ers set in motion what could
be an even better outcome for
this Miner Basketball coaching
staff. Former USC Interim
Head Coach Bob Cantu got
word of Fosters departure and
notified Coach Tim Floyd that
he was very interested in the
open position. Bob was an as-
sistant to Coach Floyd at USC
from 2005-2009. Coach Cantu
is well known as an aggressive
west coast recruiter and great
defensive mind. This addition
to the Miner Coaching staff is a
steal for the Miners and will
only help lock great recruits
from California.
Bob Cantu
The Codes of Female Friendship: 5 Common Friend Types and Why We May
Want These Gals in Our Circle
I have a couple of
very close friends I can vent
anything to and I know they
will be supportive while offer-
ing nonjudgmental, helpful ad-
vice. They are my go-to gals for
just about everything. I also
have friendships where theres
a mutual holding back, if you
will. Information is shared far
more selectively as responses
are less predictable or desir-
able. Then there are the treas-
ured women in my network
with whom I share particular
kinds of things, because either I
know they could relate or be-
cause their perspective is very
different than my own, and thus
useful. Then of course there are
those gals who were once-
upon-a-time in my circle that
made me wonder: is she a real
Strong bonds between women
are vitally important as we ne-
gotiate both the everyday stuff
of life and the bigger chal-
lenges and choices we face.
While I feel fortunate to have a
range of meaningful female
friendships, Ive had my share
of dysfunctional relationships
to, and I have pulled the life-
support cord on more than one
friendship. To me, there is a
one question test to gauge
whether a friendship is healthy:
does she bring out the best in
me? The best barometer for the
health of a friendship is your
own mood and behavior. If you
find, like I have, that you have
a female friend with whom you
are short tempered, passive ag-
gressive, unsupportive or sim-
ply uninterested, it isnt a
healthy friendship and it really
doesnt matter whose fault it
is. Cut the cord. But then there
are the kinds of friends that en-
rich our lives in many different
ways, and they arent all the
As a sociologist interested in
relationships and identity I have
had the opportunity to inter-
view many women about their
friendships and the role they
play in their sense of self. In
much of my research I explore
female friendships and the
ways women communicate
with each other what we do
and dont say to each other.
Through all of this I have come
to see there are types of
friends women often have and
each type is based on specific
patterns of interpersonal com-
munication. Here are five com-
mon friend types and why we
may want women who embody
them in our circle:
1.Springboards: We all need
friends we can bounce ideas off
of whether its advice about
dating, marriage or our sex
lives, decoding our feelings
about one of our relationships,
changing our hair or our job,
its healthy to get our thoughts
out. A good springboard friend
wont come back at us with the
one right answer, but will
throw different ideas out there
and let us reach our own con-
clusion. Sometimes we need to
work it out for ourselves, but
not by ourselves. A friend who
asks things like, how do you
feel about that? or what are
your options? can provide just
what we need in those mo-
2.Mirrors: There are some
friends that know us better than
anyone else in our lives. They
look at us and know how we
feel and what we need from
them, whether its a hug, a good
long talk, a profane joke, or
something else. Just one friend
like this can carry us through a
lifetime. Sometimes this person
is a cradle to grave friend we
were lucky enough to sit next to
in a sandbox when we were lit-
tle, but these wonderful women
can come to us at other times in
our life too. When someone can
mirror your truth back at you,
and it is entirely authentic,
youve got a friend for life.
3. Safety Nets: Sometimes
we just want someone who will
say nice things to us. You
know, that friend who is always
smiling and ready to tell you
that your hair looks good, your
kids are well-behaved and you
kicked-butt at work. We know
shell never say a bad word to
us, or something difficult for us
to hear and shell always pro-
vide a safe place to fall.
4. Tough Love: We all need
at least one forthright, un-
abashedly honest and lets say
it, bossy broad in our lives.
This friend doesnt say things
to wound or cause drama but
she calls you out when youre
trying to lie to yourself and we
love her for it.
5. Mutual Silence is Kind-
ness: Sometimes we simply
dont want to talk about it,
whatever it is. We arent ready.
Its too painful or embarrassing.
The greatest girlfriends know
when silence is indeed golden
and they make it easy for us;
they listen and they dont ask.
In return, we do the same for
them, even if we have to bite
our lip or pretend we dont see
and hear something that we do
see or hear. Sometimes the
most empathy one gal can ex-
press to another comes in the
hush of quietness.
Patricia Leavy is an acclaimed
pop-feminist author and expert
commentator as well as a lead-
ing qualitative and arts-based
researcher with a dozen books
to her credit including her
newest book, American Circum-
stance. Dr. Leavy has appeared
on national and local television
including Glenn Beck and Lou
Dobbs Tonight and is regularly
quoted in such international,
national and local print news
as The New York Times, USA
Today, The Boston Globe, and
The Los Angeles Times. For
more information please visit
her website:
By Patricia Leavy, PhD
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Local College VP to
Receive National
Recognition by ACCSC
September 16,
2013 - El Paso,
Texas Western
Technical College
is proud to an-
nounce that Mary
Cano, Executive
has been named
the 2013 ACCSC
Commission of
Career Schools
and Colleges)
Team Leader of
the Year. Cano
was recently hon-
ored at a cere-
mony in Washington D.C. on September 12th for her
accomplishment. Of herself and of the title, Cano is
very humble; she says, This really is quite an honor,
and I am not representing just myself but the college.
The Executive Director of the ACCSC Michale Mc-
Comis, Ed.D., writes to Cano the Commissions in-
tent is to recognize the outstanding contributions that
you have made to career education through your dedi-
cation to, and support of, the accrediting process
Congratulations on this significant achievement. Ac-
ademic Dean of Western Tech, Dr. Marsha Lawler,
says of Cano, In the work that Mary Cano does she
shows an appreciation for and a grasp of the accredit-
ing process which is the self examination of a school
to create transparency. She is a leader with an institu-
tional history without which we, as her staff, would
not be as successful.
The mission of ACCSC is to serve as a reliable author-
ity on educational quality and to promote enhanced
opportunities for students by establishing, sustaining,
and enforcing valid standards and practices which
contribute to the development of a highly trained and
competitive workforce through quality career-oriented
ACCSCs mission has two primary
1. To assure students and the general public of the
quality of educational training provided by ACCSC-
accredited institutions and their programs and
2. To assist institutions in continuously improving
themselves and the training they provide students.
For more information on the ACCSC please visit
Mary Cano
Annual Chihuahuan
Desert Fiesta at Tom
Mays Park celebrates
natural wonders of
the Franklin
Houdini the Harris Hawk, Agostini-Justiniani the
Hermit tours, and a full slate of local entertainment
promises to make the 9th Annual Chihuahuan Desert
Fiesta a fun day for all. The free event at the Tom
Mays section of Franklin Mountains State Park on
Saturday, September 21, from 9am
to 3pmis sponsored by Texas Parks and Wildlife
Department with the help of volunteers from the
Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition. Every year
the event attracts hundreds of people to the desert
mountain park in northwest El Paso.
The outdoor venue celebrates the natural wonders of
the Chihuahuan Desert and Franklin Mountains
State Park. Local environmental education groups
will be on hand to offer free demonstrations, guided
tours, guest speakers and informational booths de-
signed to introduce the curious to the wonders of our
fascinating desert.
This year from 10am to 3pm Kent Fisher from
Fisher Brothers Climbing and Gear will be teaching
his class all day at Sneeds Cory along the roadway
up to the West Cottonwood Springs trailhead.
The Serna Ranch Serna Ranch Youth Leadership
will offer free horse rides, hay rides including a
shuttle to various sites in the park plus a food booth
selling Navajo Fry Tacos, Chili Beans, Nachos,
Chips, Water, and sodas.
For more information contact Franklin Mountains
State Park at (915) 566-6441 or
Schedule of Events at the Enter-
tainment Stage Area at the End
of the Loop Road next to the
Exhibitor Tent Area
9:15 Short Conservation Tours starting at the
Site 39 overlook head down the backside of
Lower Sunset trail
10:00 Houdini the Harris Hawk from the El
Paso Zoo, Heather Rivera
10:15 Short Conservation Tours starting at the
Site 39 overlook head down the backside of
Lower Sunset trail
10:30 Entertainment to be announced
11:00 Entertainment to be announced
11:00 Short hike along Sunset Trail with Agos-
tini-Justiniani the Hermit
11:30 Champion Studio-Children Folklorico
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Cornyn Sponsors Amendment To
Delay Obamacare Mandates
SAN ANTONIO U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) issued the follow-
ing statement after co-sponsoring an amendment to delay both the em-
ployer and individual Obamacare mandates:
As we have seen with delay after delay, the president has ac-
knowledged that a significant portion of his health care law is
broken. Its critical that we prevent this broken law from
harming Americans.
The president has already delayed a costly Obamacare man-
date for employers. Now its time to provide that same protec-
tion for Texans and the rest of America. Rather than a delay
for some, we need a permanent delay for all Americans.
Additionally, Sen. Cornyn introduced his Keep the IRS Off Your Health
Care Act of 2013 as an amendment. The bill would prohibit the Secre-
tary of the Treasury, or any delegate, including the IRS, from enforcing
Senator Cornyn serves on the Finance and Judiciary Committees. He
serves as the top Republican on the Judiciary Committees Immigration,
Refugees and Border Security subcommittee. He served previously as
Texas Attorney General, Texas Supreme Court Justice, and Bexar County
District Judge.
El Paso Museum of History Presents
An Autumn Magic Show
The El Paso Museum of History, located at 510 North Santa Fe
Street, is pleased to present Fall into Magic: a Cele-
bration of Autumn. Join magician Bob King on Satur-
day, September 21, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the
museum Seminar Room. Come see feats that will astound and
amaze you!
With the start of school and summer beginning to wane,
everyone looks forward to the cool temperatures of autumn. Spirits
are regenerated as the smell of wood smoke fills the air. The cot-
tonwood trees are changing colors and suddenly the air is filled
with magic. Bob King will help set the mood for you as he per-
forms magic tricks that will keep you mystified as well as howling
with laughter.
Bob King has been in the business of magic since he
was eleven years old. For a year and a half he hosted a television
show on local Channel 4 entitled The Soda Fountain which
ran everyday Monday through Friday. At one point in his career,
he became Ronald McDonald, the famous clown for McDonalds
hamburgers. As the only Spanish speaking Ronald in the system
Bob was invited to make appearances at McDonalds restaurants
throughout Central America.
For more information and to reserve a seat, contact Sue Taylor at
915.351.3588 or
Images: Courtesy of Bob King
EPCC to Celebrate Hispanic
Heritage Month
Diversity Programs of El Paso Community College (EPCC) will
celebrate Hispanic Heritage 2013 with many activities during
September and October. Descbrete: Empowerment through
Wings of Knowledge, the events theme, will be about literature,
student artwork, music, current affairs and much more. It all be-
gins with September 16th with a month-long art display by EPCC
art students and local artist, Gabriel S. Gaytn in the Administra-
tive Services Center (ASC). Then the official Kick Off will be at
8:30 a.m., September 18 in the Valle Verde Campus, Cafeteria
Annex, 919 Hunter. Activities will continue through the day.
Other major events will include Wednesdays at Lunch. Live
music will be performed in the Valle Verde Campus Courtyard
from noon until 1:00 p.m. on September 25th, October 2nd and
October 9th. Also on Thursday, September 26th, an Immigration
Symposium will be held all day beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the
Valle Verde Cafeteria Annex. Among those scheduled to appear
are Congressman Beto ORourke and Senator Jose Rodriguez.
The celebration will conclude with the annual Mentors Dinner at
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 16th in the EPCC ASC Audito-
rium, 9050 Viscount Blvd., Building A. Keynote Speaker will be,
Dolores Huerta, President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and
Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers. During the ceremony,
Ms. Huerta will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award and
EPCC will honor other mentors for their contributions to the
All events are free except the Mentors Dinner. Tickets for the
Mentors Dinner are $20.00 and available at any EPCC Cashier.
For event or ticket information, contact EPCC Diversity Pro-
grams at (915) 831-3324 or visit
Who: City of El
Paso Parks and
Recreation Depart-
What: Hawaiian Luau
When: September 28,
2013 - 1:00 PM To 5PM
Where: San Juan Senior
Center, 5701 Tamburo Ct.
El Paso, Texas
The City of El Paso
Parks and Recre-
ation Department will
host a Hawaiian Luau
Dance at 1:00 p.m. on
Saturday, September 28, 2013 at
San Juan Senior Center, 5701 Tam-
buro Ct. Admission is $5 with music
provided by Essencia.
Information (915) 772-8365
San Juan Senior Center
Hawaiian Luau Dance
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Noon Zills in the Desert-Adult Belly
Dance Group
12:30 Little Zills- Children Belly
Dance Group
1:00 Desert Snakes from the El
Paso Zoo, Rick LoBello
1:30 Tezcatloc Aztec Drums
2:00 Short hike along Sunset Trail
with Agostini-Justiniani the Hermit
2:00 Entertainment to be announced
2:30 Entertainment to be announced
Annual Chihuahuan Desert Fiesta...
More on Houdini the
Harris Hawk Ap-
pears only at 10am
at entertainment
stage area
Houdini is a 12 year old Harris Hawk
that came to the El Paso Zoo from the
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in August
2012. Harris Hawks hunt in packs
earning them the nickname Wolves of
the Sky. They can be found in South-
west United States all the way down to
South America. Like all raptors, Harris
Hawks naturally help control animal
populations. They help keep ecosys-
tems in balance and so protecting their
habitats is very important.
WHEN: Noon to 4 pm
Saturday, Oct. 5
HOW MUCH: Sunset Tour of Homes
Tickets $10 Adults, $5 Kids.
Pre-buy tickets: The Hal Marcus
Gallery - 1308 N. Oregon
Day of tickets: Available at Hal Mar-
cus Gallery, 1308 N. Oregon and
Burges House, 603 W. Yandell
1. Schreck Home 711 Upson
2. Turtle House - 516 Corto Way
3. Burges Home 603 W. Yan-
4. Behrens Home 607 W. Yan-
5. Hixon House- 717 W. Yandell
6. El Paso St.
Apartments- 1124 S. El Paso
7. Hal Marcus Home- 1319 N.
8. Hal Marcus Gallery- 1308
N. Oregon
HOUSE: Pearl Apartments pearla-
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the diffi-
cultly of access to the basement, par-
ticipants will be asked to sign a
waiver of liability before entering the
Turtle House. Tour groups will be lim-
ited to 7 people at a time; the base-
ment tour is not recommended for
small children, physically challenged
or claustrophobic.
GENERAL INFO: The Annual Sun-
set Heights Tour of Homes will be
held Sat. Oct. 5. Eight locations are
part of this years tour of beautiful
historic homes, apartments and land-
marks in the historic Sunset Heights
neighborhood near downtown El
Paso. Residents will open their doors
to give guests a personal walk-through
of these special properties. Highlights
this year include Hixon House, the
Behrens Home, and the Turtle House.
This is the 10th annual tour and funds
raised go to the Sunset Heights Neigh-
borhood Improvement Association
and are used to improve neighborhood
MORE INFO: call Hal Marcus
Gallery (915) 533-9090 or email the
Sunset Heights Neighborhood Im-
provement Association:
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Gov. Perry Names Hahn
Chair of Texas Higher
Education Coordinating
Names Jenkins Vice Chair and
reappoints Huckabee to Board
AUSTIN(Sept. 13, 2013) -
Gov. Rick Perry has reap-
pointed and named Harold
W. Hahn of El Paso chair of
the Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board
(THECB). He has also
named Robert "Bobby"
Jenkins Jr. of Austin vice
chair and reappointed
Christopher Huckabee of
Fort Worth to the board. The
board sets policies and coor-
dinates efforts to improve
higher education in Texas.
Hahn is chairman and CEO
of Rocky Mountain Mort-
gage, and currently serves
as vice chair of the THEBC.
He is director of the Greater
El Paso Chamber of Com-
merce, and past vice presi-
dent and past director of the
Yucca Council of
the Boy Scouts of America.
He is also a member and
past director of the Texas
Mortgage Bankers Associa-
tion, a member and past
president of the El
Paso Mortgage Bankers As-
sociation, and a member of
the Mortgage Bankers Asso-
ciation of America and Paso
Del Norte Group. Hahn re-
ceived a bachelor's degree
from Eastern New Mexico
University. He is reap-
pointed for a term to expire
Aug. 31, 2019, and will
serve as chair of the board
for a term to expire at the
pleasure of the governor.
Jenkins is president of ABC
Home and Commercial
Services. He is a board
member of the Austin Amer-
ican Heart Association and
Texas A&M University Col-
lege of Agriculture Devel-
opment Council, and a
board member and past
chair of the Austin
Alzheimer's Association and
Citizens Against Lawsuit
Abuse. He is also past chair-
man of the Greater Austin
Chamber of Commerce,
Caritas of Austin, and
Austin Independent School
District Bond Oversight
Committee, and past presi-
dent of the Better Business
Bureau of Central Texas,
National Pest Management
Association and Texas Pest
Control Association. Jenkins
received a bachelor's degree
from Texas A&M Univer-
He will serve as vice chair
of the board for a term to
expire at the pleasure of the
Huckabee is a registered ar-
chitect and CEO of Huck-
abee Inc. He is a member of
the Texas Society of Archi-
tects, Fort Worth Chapter of
the American
Institute of Architects, and
Young Presidents' Organiza-
tion. He is also a board
member and development
committee chair of the Cook
Children's Hospital Medical
Center, a board member of
the Cook Children's Health
Foundation, and vice chair
of the Community Founda-
tion of North Texas. Huck-
abee received a bachelor's
degree from Texas Tech
University. He is reap-
pointed for a term to expire
Aug. 31, 2019.
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By: Doppler Dave Speelman
A n s w e r : A
What is meant by an acre foot of water?
Elephant Butte Looking Better
A.- Depth of water that equals one foot over an acre of land.
B.- When the water drains in the ground it will reach a depth
of 1 foot
C.- When you dig down 1 foot in the ground, you should hit
water anywhere within an acre
Weather Trivia:
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10% Storms
Partly Sunny
10% Rain
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10% Rain
Weather 101
Partly Sunny
10% Storm
Spotlight E.P.Weather
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
High: 88 Low: 65
The recent rains (and flooding) this area experienced last week were great for the entire
area. We were able to replenish our reservoirs, provide area farmers with much needed
water and add precious water to the lakes at both Elephant Butte and Caballo. Of course,
there is always a downside to the excess water. Some folks in T or C and La Union, NM
were overwhelmed with too much water and experienced flooding and soil erosion.
I have had many of you ask me how Elephant Butte is doing from the added monsoon
rain over the past few months. I can say that the lake is up and looking much better than
when the summer first started. In fact, Gary Esslinger, General Manager of the Elephant
Butte Irrigation District, said since July, they have seen the lake levels rise quite a bit.
Esslinger says since July there has been just over 40,000 new acre feet of water. Thats
like taking the entire city of Las Cruces, dumping 1 foot of water all over town and pump-
ing that into the lake.
Below is a graphic of the lake at this point. Notice the lake is now 5.9% full not great,
but on the rise.
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20% Rain
Mostly Sunny
Data Courtesy of the Texas Water Development Board
*Percent Full is based on Conservation Storage and Conservation Capacity.
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Victoria Gonzalez
Named Associate Administrator/
Director of Business Development
at Sierra Providence East Medical
El Paso, Texas
(2013) Sierra
Providence East
Medical Center
is proud to an-
nounce Victoria
Gonzalez as the
hospitals new
Associate Ad-
rector of
Business Devel-
opment. In this
position Gonza-
lez will be re-
sponsible for
developing and
business initia-
tives and market-
ing strategies, building and maintaining relationships with
physicians, employers, and other customers, and promoting a
positive public image of the hospital both internally and exter-
Prior to her appointment as the DBD, Gonzalez served as
Controller of Sierra Providence East Medical Center, a 110
bed acute-care facility, currently undergoing a $67.2 million
dollar expansion.
Gonzalez has been with the Sierra Providence Health Net-
work since 1995, when she began her career as Patient Rela-
tions/Customer Service Representative at Sierra Medical
Center. Once she completed her degree in Business and Ac-
counting, she moved into the finance area. She has worked as
a Financial Analyst at Providence Memorial Hospital and then
as a Decision Support Manager for the Sierra Providence
Health Network.
Vickys service to the Sierra Providence Health Network and
her leadership at Sierra Providence East has made her an ex-
ceptional choice for the role of DBD, said Sally Hurt Deitch,
chief executive officer of Sierra Providence East Medical
Center. We are pleased to have such an accomplished profes-
sional on our management team and are confident she will be
an integral part of the continued future success of our hospi-




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WWII veteran to be
promoted from
private to admiral
in one day
70 years not too late for long-
time nursing home watchdog
HOUSTON (Sept. 13, 2013)
Texas Land Commissioner
Jerry Patterson decided seven
decades is too long for one of
the states foremost advocates
of nursing home residents to
go without a bump in military
Sam Perlin, 94, was eligible
for a promotion to Private First
Class while with the Army Sig-
nal Corps during World War II.
He turned it down for personal
Now Perlin is not only being
drafted into another branch of
the service, but will be given
the rank of Admiral
in the Texas Navy.
Its an honor long due a
fighter with a big heart like
Sam Perlin, said Patterson,
who applied for the promo-
tion on Perlins behalf. Hes
definitely earned his sleeve
Patterson will commission Per-
lin at noon Monday, Sept. 16,
at the Double Tree Guest
Suites, 5353 Westheimer Road,
in Houston.
The rank of Admiral in todays
Texas Navy does not mean
Perlin is obliged to command
battleships in the Gulf of Mex-
ico to defend our 367 miles of
coastline against an invasion
by The Bahamas. Though
Texas did maintain a small
flotilla of ships during its time
as an independent nation, Ad-
miral in the Texas Navy is an
honorary title, commissioned
by the Governor. The commen-
dation is usually given upon
recommendation by a state of-
ficial in this case, Commis-
sioner Patterson, who oversees
eight Texas State Veterans
Perlins guardianship of the
states long-term care industry
has greatly benefitted the
Texas State Veterans Homes,
Patterson added. Perlin became
a nursing home watchdog in
the 70s in Florida during his
mothers final years. Perlin de-
scribed her homes conditions
as deplorable. Then a success-
ful middle-manager for a steel
company in New York, Perlin
began his nursing home ac-
tivism by simply volunteering
in homes. Soon, he became
ombudsman for a home, then
began writing op-eds on senior
care issues. Later, he assisted
with Floridas Nursing Home
Hotline Patrol and helped pio-
neer the states first nursing as-
sistant certification program.
Now a resident of Houston, he
remains active in persuading
Texas legislators to take action
regarding nursing home qual-
ity. Patterson has described the
Brooklyn native as one of the
best friends anyone living in a
Texas nursing home never
knew they had.
And its about time Sam is
saluted for all the work he has
done, Patterson said.
Fall Art in the Park
on September 21st and 22nd
Information Brenda Romero or Julian Tarango at (915) 544-0753
El Paso, Texas - The City of El Paso Parks
and Recreation Department will host an-
other season of Art in the Park featuring
handcrafted art work by area artists along
with entertainment and food vendors.
Art in the Park will be from 10:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on September 21st and
22nd at Memorial Park (reserve area), 3100
Copper St. Admission is free to this, the
longest running outdoor arts and crafts
event in the city.
The vendor registration fee is $90
for a 10x10 space and signup for interested
artists is at the Recreation Administrative
offices, 911 S. Ochoa St., (inside Armijo
Recreation Center).
Art in the Park Entertainment Schedule
September 21, 2013
10:15 a.m. National Anthem
by Alyssa Galvez
10:30 a.m. Cuckoo John
(Slow Jazz Performance)
11:15 a.m. New Generation Old
Generation Dance
Performance from Abundant Living Faith Center
12:00 p.m. El Paso Parks and Recreation
Tai Chi Students
1:30 p.m. Ellen Wilson (Soft Contemporary
and Jazz performance)
3:00 p.m. Gilbert and Sullivan (Theatre)
4:00 p.m. LAT Dance Studio
5:00 p.m. Every Day People
(Jazz & Classic from 1970s)
September 22, 2013
10:00 a.m. Riverside High School
Guitar Group
10:45 a.m. Danzarte Folklorico Group
11:30 a.m. My Little Darlings Dance Group
12:15 p.m. Bowie High School Dance Team
1:00 p.m. Border Walk Line Dance
1:45 p.m. Ft. Bliss Folklorico
2:15 p.m. 1st Armored Division Band
4:15 PM Bobby and the Premiers
(Classic Oldies)
EPCC Urges Students to Cap Off Your Education
El Paso Community College (EPCC) will hold the inaugural Texas
Completes Completion Week, September 16-20. The pur-
pose of Completion Week is to emphasize the need of students to
complete their education.
Events will take place at all campuses during the week
leading up to the Completion Pledge Days, Thursday, September
19 and Friday, September 20. On these days, students will sign a
pledge to complete while everyone celebrates success with re-
freshments and giveaways.
Texas Completes is dedicated to helping students find
their way and stay on track through college. EPCC is one of five
schools that make up the managing partners for Texas Completes.
The group includes thirty colleges that educate one-third of the
community college students in Texas.
For more information on Texas Completes Completion
Week, contact Marisa Pierce at (915) 831-7836.
The annual Dia de los Muertos
Celebration and Fundraiser will
be held on the plaza in Mesilla,
NM on November 1, 2 & 3.
There will be music, dancers,
Day of the Dead arts & crafts,
food and fun. This event is
free and open to the public.
Donations of non-perishable
food items is encouraged.
Event hours are:
Friday, November 1,
2pm to 8pm
Saturday, November 2, Noon
to 8pm
Candle light procession to the
cemetery will gather on the
plaza at 6:30pm and leave for
cemetery at7:00pm
Sunday, November 3,
Noon to 6pm
We invite the public to place
altars to the deceased on the
plaza. Canned food items (5)
per altar are requested.
All proceeds from this event
are donated to local charities
including Casa de Peregrinos
Food Bank and Community of
For details: calaveracoali-
Please note Mesilla Town ordi-
nances prohibit smoking, alco-
hol or pets on the plaza.
The Seven Deadly Sins of
Holiday Networking
Many people dread the thought of hol-
iday parties. Some claim they are too
busy to attend, others dread the
thought of small talk, some simply
prefer to spend that time with family
and friends. But holiday parties can be
an integral part of your career success.
They offer a great opportunity to inter-
act with professional colleagues and
learn about industry trends, business
developments, and job opportunities.
Information is power. If you are inter-
ested in securing a new job or growing
your business in 2014, here are some
tips for avoiding seven common holi-
day party missteps:
1. Decline Invitation. Em-
barrassed about being out of work, un-
deremployed or just plain miserable at
their current job, many job seekers opt
not to attend holiday parties so they
can avoid embarrassing questions. So-
lution: Push passed the discomfort
and go anyway. People cant help you
if they dont know what you need. A
holiday party is the perfect place to
renew old relationships and establish
new ones. Bring a friend, promise
yourself a treatdo whatever you
must do to motivate yourself to go!
2. Tell Your Story
Poorly. Once you have made the
decision to go, understand that how
you talk about your situation will de-
termine peoples response to you. It is
a party. No one wants to hear a tale of
woe. Solution: Craft a positive, up-
beat response to the question, what
do you do? Focus on the DO not
the job title or employment status.
Replace phrases that start with I
am with I (verb)..
3. Talk Too Much. Fearful
about how to explain their situation,
anxious job seekers sometimes offer
too much information. When you
combine over talking with telling your
story poorly, you leave others with a
terrible impression of you. Solution:
The best way to control the flow of in-
formation is to be the person asking
the questions. After you introduce
yourself with I (verb)quickly ask a
question to shift the focus off of you.
Show an interest in others by learning
about what they do. People love to
talk about themselves. Asking ques-
tions that are other focused allows
you to uncover who might be in a po-
sition to help you. It also allows you
to begin to build rapport and establish
4. Bad Mouth Your Em-
ployer. It doesnt matter how hor-
rible your current employer is or your
former employer was. It never serves
you well to speak poorly of the com-
pany, personnel or products with
which you have been associated. It
simply casts you as a malcontent.
People may enjoy the juicy gossip, but
they will think twice about adding you
to their team for fear of how you
might speak of them behind their
backs. Solution: While you dont
need to sugar coat any negative expe-
riences, take the high road, keep your
comments neutral and let your listen-
ers draw their own conclusions.
5. Distribute your re-
sume. It is a party, not a job fair.
Handing out your resume to people at
a holiday party reeks of desperation.
Solution: Remember your objective
at a party is simply to establish a con-
nection that provides a context for fu-
ture contact. This is not the time or
place to close the deal. Think about it
as creating an on-ramp to building a
relationship with the person. You can
call to set up a follow-up meeting after
the holidays.
Business Cards. Contrary to
popular belief, the person who col-
lects/distributes the most business
cards by the end of the evening is
NOT the winner. Quantity does not
trump quality. Simply collecting cards
does not allow you to create the on-
ramp to building the relationship,
making it more difficult to arrange any
kind of follow-up meeting.
Solution: Establish a connection
first! Once a connection as been estab-
lished, then it is important to exchange
business cards.
7. Get drunk. You are com-
pletely responsible for what you bring
to every situation. People must have a
pleasant, positive experience of you as
a confident professional.
Solution: Know your limit. Better
yet, order club soda with a twist.
Kathleen Brady, CPC is a career
coach and corporate trainer with
more than 25 years of experience
helping people realize their profes-
sional goals. In GET A JOB! 10
Steps to Career Success (Inkwater
Press, 2013) Brady shares her secrets
for navigating the job search process
from start to finish as well as practi-
cal exercises for job seekers at every
level. GET A JOB! is available at
Kathleen Brady, CPC is a certified ca-
reer coach with more than 25 years of
experience helping people realize their
professional career goals, both as a
hiring manager and independent job
expert. She founded Brady & Associ-
ates CareerPlanners LLC in 2003,
after starting out as a career counselor
in Columbia Law Schools placement
office, transitioning to the assistant
dean of career services at Fordham
University School of Law, and manag-
ing the hiring process as the national
director of staff recruitment and devel-
opment at a national law firm.
In GET A JOB! 10 Steps to Career
Success (Inkwater Press, 2013) Brady
offers detailed, step-by-step instruc-
tions for navigating each step of the
job search process. GET A JOB! 10
Steps to Career Success is available at, www.barnesand-, and other online retailers.
For more information,
By Kathleen Brady
Continuing construction, new construction of area roads, campus
improvements to make travel for students safer, more efficient
EL PASO(September 16, 2013) Giving
students better access to higher education
is about more than just financial aid and
prep courses its also about making sure
they have a safe way in, out and around
campus. Today, officials with the Texas
Department of Transportation and The
University of Texas at El Paso gathered to
acknowledge three ongoing efforts to en-
hance travel for students near the univer-
Were extremely pleased to see such
progress being made in and around The
University of Texas at El Paso, said Ted
Houghton, Texas Transportation Commis-
sion chairman. Facilitating the movement
of vehicle traffic, cyclists and pedestrians
will ease congestion in the area and make
for a more efficient, enjoyable and safe
travel experience. My thanks and congrat-
ulations go out to the university and sur-
rounding community for turning this plan
into a reality.
UTEP has been fortunate to work with
many committed and generous partners
who have been enormously supportive of
our campus transformation and con-
tributed their ideas, expertise and re-
sources to our vision of an enhanced
campus climate, said Diana Natalicio,
UTEP president. Among our strongest
collaborators has been the Texas Depart-
ment of Transportation and Chairman Ted
This project is yet another major ad-
vancement for UT El Paso under the lead-
ership of President Diana Natalicio, said
Paul Foster, University of Texas System
Board of Regents chairman. With signifi-
cantly increased motor and pedestrian traf-
fic, UTEP will benefit from several road
enhancements that will improve safety,
create better transportation efficiencies
and continue to beautify the campus.
The celebration marked the following
three ongoing efforts aimed at improving
travel and boosting safety for students
around campus:
Widening of Sun Bowl Drive Ground-
breaking of this project kicked off today to
widen the current two-lane segment of
Sun Bowl Drive to a four-lane roadway
that includes a new roundabout at the in-
tersection of Sun Bowl Drive and Glory
Road. This project will remove a bottle-
neck by matching the existing four-lane
sections to the north and south, and will
improve pedestrian and bicycle access
through the addition of sidewalks and
Expansion of Spur 1966 Ongoing con-
struction to provide students a seamless
connection from campus to Paisano Drive.
The project also includes the new round-
about that was opened to traffic at the in-
tersection with Schuster Avenue in time
for the start of the fall semester.
Campus Transformation Project This
project will improve circulation and in-
crease safety of pedestrians and cyclists
through the creation of walkways, bicycle
paths and green spaces that also will im-
prove the interaction with adjoining busi-
nesses and neighborhoods. TxDOT will
contribute $8 million toward this project
through the Transportation Enhancement
Program. The UT System Board of Re-
gents also will contribute $10 million to-
wards these improvements.
Senate Higher Education Committee chair
Kel Seliger commended the work coming
out of this partnership.
It is great to see collaboration between
the UT System Board of Regents, the Texas
Department of Transportation, and local
officials that will increase the safety and
accessibility of The University of Texas at
El Paso. The leadership of the institution
as well as the system should be proud of
the work going on at this campus, particu-
larly as UTEP approaches its Centennial
For specific UTEP project information,
contact Chris Lechuga, (915) 747-5038.
For specific TxDOT El Paso District proj-
ect information, contact Blanca Del Valle
at (915) 204-5128.
Enjoy an Elegant Night Out
with Special Olympics Texas
Extravaganza Gala is October 17 in El Paso
EL PASO Special Olympics Texas
(SOTX) invites you to its 9th An-
nual Extravaganza Gala on Thurs-
day, October 17 at the
Wyndham El Paso Airport Hotel.
This years gala will have you gasp-
ing for breath as several all-star co-
medians take the stage throughout
the evening. This years headliner
is the one and only Gibran the
Comegician, known for his side-
splitting routines at comedy clubs
and casinos across the country. The
extravaganza will also feature Sam
Butler, who performs regularly at
the world famous Jon Lovitz Com-
edy Club at Universal Studios Hol-
lywood. Israel Garcia, the newest
member of the Latin Comedy Jam
National Theater Production will
perform; as well as Rafael Molina,
a regular host of Refried Comedy El
Join us from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00
p.m. for dinner, dancing, a silent
auction, live entertainment and
more! Tickets are $60 per person or
$500 for a table for ten. Sponsor-
ship opportunities available.
For more information or sponsor-
ship details, contact Marsha Baray
( at
About Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics Texas (SOTX) is
a privately funded non-profit organ-
ization that changes lives through
the power of sport by encouraging
and empowering people with intel-
lectual disabilities, promoting ac-
ceptance for all, and fostering
communities of understanding and
respect. SOTX provides continuing
opportunities for more than 44,500
children and adults with intellectual
disabilities throughout the Lone
Star State to realize their potential,
develop physical fitness, demon-
strate courage and experience joy
and friendship.
To learn more, visit www.spe- or call
800.876.5646. Engage with us on:
Twitter @SOTexas;
Coca-Cola Refreshments, Food
Town, H-E-B Tournament
of Champions
Charitable Trust and
the Law Enforcement Torch Run
Area Partners:
ALON 7-Eleven and
Western Refining
El Paso, Texas The recent rainfall has weeds sprout-
ing up throughout the El Paso community.
To help educate the public about municipal codes re-
lated to overgrown vegetation, the City of El Paso Envi-
ronmental Services Department's Code Compliance
Division will step up enforcement of weed violations
over the next month. Code inspectors will notify prop-
erty owners or tenants of violations. Violations not cor-
rected within the designated period may result in a
citation or clean-up fees if the City has to clean the
"Overgrown weeds and other vegetation are unsightly
and have a health and safety impact on the community.
Overgrown vegetation can harbor mosquitoes, rodents
and other vectors that impact the public's health and
safety," Elda Rodriguez-Hefner, Code Compliance Di-
vision Manager said. "We are asking for the public's as-
sistance in minimizing these public nuisances by
keeping their yards trim and by abiding by the munici-
pal code and maintaining the vegetation in the parkways
and alleys abutting their homes and businesses."
Environmental Services reminds the public to avoid
code violations related to weeds by trimming over-
grown vegetation in their yards, as well as, parkways
and alleys abutting their properties.
Title 9 of the El Paso Municipal Code states that grass,
weeds or uncultivated plants should not be allowed to
become overgrown. Weeds must not be allowed to grow
to 12 inches or taller or become a nuisance.
The City of El Paso helps control weeds in public rights
of way, parks and public facilities by spraying them
with herbicides. To learn more about codes related to
overgrown vegetation review Title 9 of the El Paso Mu-
nicipal Code at
City Seeks Public Assistance with Controlling
The San Elizario Historic Cultural District will
TOURS of the Nationally recognized Historic
District on the 4th Sunday of every month. Next
Tour Date:
Sunday, September 22, 2013. Tour
Times are at Noon and 3 PM. Participants are
asked... to gather at the Main ...Street Mercan-
tile, 15 minutes prior to the tour. The tour will
take approximately one hour and a half. This is
a walking tour, at a slow pace.
Learn about the 17 historic sites of San
Elizario, about the arrival of Don Juan de Onate
to the area in 1598 and the First Thanksgiving
Celebration, learn about the Presidio de San
Elizario and the San Elcear Chapel on the Mis-
sion Trail. You will learn about the Apache
Peace Camp, the visit by infamous William H
Bonney (Billy the Kid) and the long remem-
bered Salt War of 1877.
Visit the Veterans Memorial Museum (Eduardo
M Pedregon Museum) and the Veterans Walk.
Stroll the original Camino Real and don't forget
your camera!!
See It! Feel It! Believe It!
Directions to the San Elizario Historic
District: From Downtown, East on Loop 375 or
From I-10, South on Loop 375, Exit on Socorro
Road (Exit 47), East on Socorro Road, Seven
Miles to San Elizario. The Historic District is on
the Right.
Look for the Brown signs.
Information: 915-851-0093
Address: Main Street Mercantile, 1501 Main
Street, San Elizario, Texas 79849 /
Street Parking is free.
San Elizario Presidio Chapel

For Immediate Release
Contact: Marina Monsisvais
Phone: 915.861.0446



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September 23 - September 28, 2013
El Paso, TX Sierra Providence Health Network is offering
free seminars on various topics including: Cancer Aware-
ness, Childbirth, Visionare Total Knee Replacement, Weight
Loss Surgery and Maternity Tours. To register, please call
577-SPHN (7746).
Maternity Tours: Please join us for tours of patient
rooms, the neonatal intensive care unit, family waiting area,
and our security system.
Place: Sierra Medical Center at 1625 Medical Center and
Providence Memorial Hospital at 2001 N. Oregon
Chair Aerobics: This aerobic exercise class held on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, is targeted at those with
mobility problems by giving a complete workout while lim-
iting the stress and strain on joint. Please call the YWCA at
(915) 533-7475 to register.
Prepared Childbirth Class: This four week
class is preparation for birth with an emphasis on Lamaze
relaxation and breathing techniques and a tour of the Labor
and Delivery unit. Please bring two pillows, a blanket, pen
and bottled water, arrive ten minutes early and wear pants.
Class Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Hilton Towers Auditorium B & C, 2001 N. Oregon
Prostate Awareness Seminar: Please join Dr.
Lauren Eisenberg for a seminar on prostate cancer aware-
ness, prevention and treatment options.
Seminar Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Auditorium at Providence, 2001 N. Oregon St.
Cardiac Catherization Lab Open House:
Please join us for an opportunity to observe the Cardiac
Catherization process, tour the cath lab and meet our staff.
Open House Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time: 7:00 am
Place: Sierra Providence East, 3280 Joe Battle Blvd.
Spanish Childbirth Classes: En esta clase, se
hablara del embarazo, parto, el nacimiento por cesarean, los
recien nacidos y la lactancia meterna. No se trata de las tec-
nicas de relajacion, respiracion y otras tecnicas del parto en
esta clase.
Class Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Hilton Towers Auditorium B & C, 2001 N. Oregon
Visionaire Total Knee Replacement Sem-
inar: Please Join Dr. Alost as he discusses Visionaire, pa-
tient matched technology, an innovative new procedure that
uses your MRIs and X-rays to create specialized surgical
instruments built just for you and your total knee implant.
Seminar Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Providence Memorial Hospital, 2001 N. Oregon
Surgical Weight Loss Seminar: Please join us
as we discuss the three types of procedures that are per-
formed here: lap banding and gastric bypass and gastric
sleeve. Please bring your insurance information so we may
be able to answer any specific questions about your cover-
Seminar Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Sierra Providence East Medical, 3280 Joe Battle
Sibling Class: This class prepares young children 3-
8 years of age for the arrival of a new brother or sister. Your
child will receive a coloring book, certification of comple-
tion and a tour of the newborn nursery.
Class Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: Hilton Towers Auditorium B & C, 2001 N. Oregon
Breast and Ovarian Cancer Seminar:
Please join Dr. Saldivar while he discusses ovarian cancer
and covers genetic risks to breast and ovarian cancer.
Seminar Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Auditorium at Providence, 2001 N. Oregon St.
Prepared Childbirth Class: This class is prepa-
ration for birth with an emphasis on Lamaze relaxation and
breathing techniques as well as topics such as breastfeeding,
bottle-feeding, infant CPR, Pediatric Q&A and Baby Care.
There will also be a tour of the Labor and Delivery unit.
Class Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Drs Dining Caf-Lower Level, 1625 Medical Center
Maternity Tours: This one-hour, small-group tour
visits our spacious, private labor & delivery and recovery
rooms, the new born nursery and post partum rooms. We
will also introduce you to our OB navigator and answer any
questions you may have.
Class Date: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Times: 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Place: SPHN East Waiting Area, 3280 Joe Battle Blvd., 3rd
Please call 577-SPHN (7746) to register for classes.
All classes are FREE.
***Take the bus directly to home games from any of
our 6 park and ride locations***
El Paso, Texas Parking at and near UTEP will be at a premium this year,
but football fans have an alternative! Sun Metro is offering SIX Park+Ride
locations and direct bus service to ALL 2013 UTEP HOME GAMES.
The Miners will take on the UT San Antonio Roadrunners at 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013. Pick-up times will vary depending on
location (see below).
Based on ridership demands, Sun Metro has UP-
DATE its schedules and passengers are advised to
pay close attention to changes. Please note, departure
times are preset and no addition trips will be made.
The public is reminded that the outside lanes along Oregon Street are bus-
only lanes parking is NOT allowed. Dont risk being towed!
Bus trips are $3 roundtripreduced fares and bus passes will NOT be ac-
cepted on the special routes. Children 5 and under ride free and must be ac-
companied by an adult.
Parking at most Sun Metro facilities is free, except at the Union Plaza Tran-
sit Terminal ($6 flat fee before 9 p.m.) and the Glory Road Transfer Center
($10 flat fee). Parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.
THE FAREBOX. Drivers can provide change cards for bus-use only, but
DO NOT have access to currency.
The drop-off sites will be around Memorial Gym, located on the north end
of the Sun Bowl Stadium.
Return trips will begin at the end of the 3rd quarter. Fans will be picked up
at the SAME location as the drop-off site for each of the routes.
Bus service may be delayed before AND after the game
due to traffic congestion
NO FOOD or DRINKS allowed on the buses
NO COOLERS or UMBRELLAS allowed in the Sun
Bowl (see full list of prohibited items at www.tailgat-
NO TAILGATING allowed in any parking garages
For more information about Sun Metro, visit or call
(915)533-3333. Like us on Facebook at or follow
us on Twitter @SunMetro.
Small groups and individuals are invited to learn about the
prehistoric people of El Paso and Mexico in this Spanish lan-
guage tour of the El Paso Museum of Archaeology by the mu-
seums curator George Maloof. Large groups may schedule
their own free tour on another day by calling 915-755-4332.
Visitors take a journey through 14,000 years of El Pasos In-
dian heritage including the Paleoindians, Archaic hunter-gath-
erers, Pit Dweller-Horticulturalists, Pueblo, Manso, Piro, Suma,
Tigua and Mescalero Apache. The museums galleries also
include Casas Grandes culture, the ancient city of Paquim in
Chihuahua, the major regions of ancient Mexico West, Cen-
tral, North and Maya, and the Hohokam of ancient Arizona.
Reservations are not necessary but contact the museum with
the number of people in your group if you plan to attend at
915-755-4332 or
Museum Location: El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301
Transmountain Road, El Paso, Texas 79924 in Northeast El
Information: 915-755-4332;
Please use the following caption with the attached photograph:
Group viewing Cliff Dwelling Diorama, courtesy of the El Paso
Museum of Archaeology
Our Mission:
The El Paso Museum of Archaeology is dedicated to the inter-
pretation of archaeological and anthropological artifacts
through research, exhibits, and education. We focus on the
prehistory and culture of the El Paso-Jurez region and the
Sat. Oct. 12, 2:00 pm, Free Admission
Spanish Language
Tour of Archaeology
You may not be able to buy
everything on your fall wish
list, but you can still give
your wardrobe a style lift by
doing a few simple things.
Sometimes it helps just to get a new per-
spective on what you already have in your
closet and think about new ways to put it all
together. Check out these affordable ideas
to make small changes with big impact:
Start with one
major purchase. Whether
it's a splurge or a bargain basement find,
adding something new to your wardrobe
when a new season rolls around is good for
the fashion ego. This fall, a leather jacket
will give you an instant signature style state-
ment. Go for a colorful tailored blazer for a
work-to-weekend look. Team it with a pencil
skirt for a professional spin or a pair of
jeans for casual days.
Layer up. This is an easy way
to style those older tops and bottoms hang-
ing in your closet. With just one or two new
tanks or camisoles, you can give basic
pieces a new life. Don't be afraid to inject
some color into the mix. The monochro-
matic look of tone-on-tone is a sophisti-
cated way to style those classic separates.
Try a soothing mix of blues this fall and pair
darker cobalt shades with last season's
emerald greens and turquoises.
Tweak with texture.
A great way to get the most out of your fa-
vorite clothes just combine different fab-
rics to make a more interesting look. Think
chiffon skirts with chunky wooly sweaters,
lace dresses with cotton trench coats,
satiny pajama pants with leather blazers
and tweed coats with cuffed jeans.
Play with structure.
The message this fall is loose and looser.
Roomy oversized coats and fuller skirts are
swinging into view. Combine these new sil-
houettes with more tailored jackets and
trousers, and you'll be able to make a dra-
matic statement that doesn't overwhelm
Mix prints and
patterns. Yes, I know this can be
tricky. Plaids with florals with checks and
stripes. Yikes! But don't give up so easily.
Look at the printed pieces in your closet
and match them up by similar colors. You
never know what combination might just
give you that up-to-the-minute look for fall
Add some animal
prints. By now animal prints are a
fashion staple, and if you don't have any in
your closet, shame on you! Ha! One or two
exotic print on a jacket, coat, handbag or
shoes can go a long way in making a style
statement that adds big impact instantly.
Go for heavy metal.
No, you don't have to wait until the holidays
to glam it up with metallics. Go ahead and
make your wardrobe shine now with state-
ment cuff bracelets, link necklaces, gleam-
ing handbags and shoes. Mix your metals
gold with silver with pewter for even
more of an interesting style statement. And
get the party started!
Sharon Mosley is a former fashion editor of
the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock and ex-
ecutive director of the Fashion Editors and
Reporters Association.
The colored leather jacket is a major style
statement this fall. This slick version avail-
able for $99 from Chadwicks of Boston.
By Sharon Mosley
sustainable liVinG by shaWn dell Joyce
Mars and Venus by John Gray
Omnivore, Vegetarian or
Vegan? Which Is More
Picture in your
mind the food lad-
der. Starting at the bottom
rung, we have the most abun-
dant and free source of energy
on the planet, solar, which is
consumed by plants (next
rung) to make food energy.
Plants are consumed by ani-
mals (next rung) to make pro-
tein, which is then consumed
by man. Except in a few rare
cases involving bears, sharks,
wild dingoes or cannibals, the
food ladder ends with us hu-
Each rung on the ladder repre-
sents about a 10 percent loss of
resources. The plants waste 10
percent of the sun growing
things the animals won't eat.
The animals waste 10 percent
of the plant by growing things
like feathers, fur and bones
that we won't eat, you get the
picture. What does that innocu-
ous 10 percent really look
To produce a pound of wheat,
it takes about 25 gallons of
water, a lot of sun and less than
an acre of land. Yet it takes 16
pounds of that wheat (plus
soy) and 2,500 gallons of
water fed to a cow to make one
pound of beef. More than half
our farmland and half our
water consumption is currently
devoted to the meat industry. A
10-acre farm could feed 60
people growing soybeans, 24
people growing wheat, 10 peo-
ple growing corn but only two
producing cattle, according to
the British group Vegfam. We
eat most of our grain in the
form of meat, 90 percent actu-
ally, which translates into
2,000 pounds of grain a year.
In poorer countries, grain is
consumed directly, skipping a
rung in the ladder.
"Imagine sitting down to an
eight-ounce steak dinner,"
writes author Frances Moore
Lappe in "Diet for a Small
Planet," "then imagine the
room filled with 45 to 50 peo-
ple with empty bowls in front
of them. For the 'feed cost' of
your steak, each of their bowls
could be filled with a full cup
of cooked cereal grains." We
Americans don't often see the
unappetizing effects of eating
260 pounds of meat per per-
son, per year. We waste 90 per-
cent of the carbs, fiber and
plant protein by cycling grain
through animals for meat. Har-
vard nutritionist Jean Mayer
estimates that reducing meat
consumption by just 10 percent
in the U.S. would free enough
grain to feed 60 million peo-
ple. This year, about 20 million
people will starve to death this
year, mostly children.
We don't often see the hungry
and malnourished in our cul-
ture, so it's difficult to make
that connection when standing
by the grill waiting for your
hamburger. Consider ways to
replace meat for two or three
main meals a week. Marge
Corriere, a Blooming Hill
Farm customer, said recently,
"Treat meat like a condiment.
Use just a small amount for a
meal, much like they do in
other countries." By eating
lower on the food chain, even
just a few meals a week, we re-
duce our health risks for heart
disease, obesity, hypertension,
colon (and other) cancers and
save valuable resources that
could be put to better uses
"It boils down to a simple
equation," says Alan Durning,
head of the Sightline Institute
"We currently consume close
to our own body weight in nat-
ural resources every day. These
resources are extracted from
farms, forests, fisheries, mines
and grasslands, all of which
are essential to the health of
the planet - and to the health of
human beings."
Adding more vegan meals to
your diet and treating animal
products (meat, dairy, eggs) as
condiments by using very lit-
tle, improves your health and
the health of the planet.
Shawn Dell Joyce is an award-
winning columnist and founder
of the Wallkill River School in
Orange County, N.Y. You can
contact her at Shawn-
Not the Type
Dear John: What do you think of the various
personality classifications for which people are
tested? I've met people who spend their lives la-
beling people for example, calling someone "a
7" or saying someone is "type A" or using many
other forms of "measurement." I don't like labels,
so I cringe whenever someone tells me what he
is. Tired of Type-casting in Madison, Wis.
Dear Tired: There are people who think in
terms of "type" and others who never will. Ironi-
cally, some degree of stereotyping happens to us
throughout our lives. Most of us are secure in
who and what we are, and we don't mind this
unless somewhere in our past, stereotyping was a
cause of some hurt or rejection. Though there is a
degree of validity to identifying common behav-
ioral traits, like most other good ideas, it often is
carried too far and distorts any benefits that such
observations might have created. Stereotyping in-
vites snap judgments, which are just as often
wrong as they are right.
Dear John: Nearly 12 years ago, I had an af-
fair with a man who was a respected adviser in
my family's business. I never confessed this to
my husband, but I am sure he knew about it. We
divorced, and I raised four children on my own. I
am still troubled by guilt over my past behavior.
My ex-husband never remarried, and neither did
I. A few years ago, he said he thought he'd never
remarry, because he was still in love with me and
could never find anyone whom he loved as
much. To be honest, I think that is true for me,
too. Should I Take the Leap? in Augusta, Ga.
Dear Leap: Yours indeed may be a story
about two soul mates ultimately destined to
spend their lives together. You've been separated
long enough now to have found your emotional
footing as an individual. The mistake you made
so long ago should not stop the powerful attrac-
tion that you both still have for each other. You're
still troubled by this issue, and although you sus-
pect that your husband knew about the affair, you
won't know for sure unless you ask him. Should
you wish to move in the direction of reuniting,
you will never find a better time to put your past
indiscretion out into the open so that it never
again stands between the two of you. If you're
going to make a new commitment to a new fu-
ture together, now is the time to put the past be-
hind you.
John Gray is the author of "Men Are from Mars,
Women Are from Venus." If you have a question,
write to John in care of this newspaper or by
email by going to All ques-
tions are kept anonymous and will be
WellneWs by scott laFee
Smoking Not
Even as American public health officials
celebrate the continued decline of cigarette
smoking 20 percent of American adults
in 2012, down from a high of 45 percent in
mid-1950s and the swelling ranks of for-
mer smokers (see item below), there are
new worries.
E-cigarette use has doubled among stu-
dents, according to the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention. One in 10 high
school students say they tried an e-ciga-
rette in the last year, up from one in 20 in
E-cigarettes are battery-powered mimics of
the paper/tobacco version, delivering a
blast of vaporized, flavored nicotine to puff-
ing users. Manufacturers say they're health-
ier than smoke-spewing cigarettes, but re-
searchers are mixed. They note that ado-
lescent brains are more susceptible to
nicotine, and young people may be more
easily hooked.
The CDC news was followed, oddly
enough, by a New Zealand study that sug-
gests e-cigarettes might be a good way to
quit smoking. Researchers found that non-
smoker wannabes who used e-cigarettes
were slightly more successful than those
who employed the patch. The comparative
quit rate wasn't huge: 7.3 percent for e-
smokers compared with 5.8 percent for
people wearing the patch, which delivers
measured nicotine doses through a band
aid-like application.
'tWeen 12 and 20 by dr. robert Wallace
eVeryday cheapskate by Mary hunt
Fly for Free? Maybe
DEAR MARY: My husband and I own
a small business, and we are looking for
a credit card that offers reward air
miles. Our plan is to pay it off each
month but collect miles for travel to buy
goods for our business. One of our sales
reps told us that many small businesses
pay for goods at gift shows with their
credit card and use those miles to pay
for trips to the next trade show. Do you
know of a site where we can find a
credit card for this purpose? Thank you
so much. Your column is filled with
wisdom and inspiration, and I really
enjoy it. Toni C., Wash.
DEAR TONI: Your plan is a good one,
provided you really do pay the balance
in full each month and your credit card
has a 25-day grace period in which to
do that. That way the miles you earn
will truly be free. But if you should
happen to lapse and let the balance roll
to the next month, not only will you
lose your grace period until the balance
is paid in full once again, but you will
also pay so much interest any miles you
earn will pale by comparison. It takes
effort and finesse to not get caught in
the debt trap. If you decide to move for-
ward with this, my advice is to stick
with a personal credit card, not one that
is designated for business. You want all
of the legal protection afforded to per-
sonal credit cards by the Fair Credit
Billing Act. To find a reward credit
card, go to
Index Credit Cards offers a comprehen-
sive list of current credit card offers.
More than likely, you will have to pay
an annual fee for the card, something
you will want to weigh carefully against
its potential benefits.
DEAR MARY: I have a new 100 per-
cent New Zealand wool rug that has an
unpleasant odor about it. How can I get
rid of the smell? Denise W., email
DEAR DENISE: You need to call the
manufacturer (find the name on a tag
and hopefully a phone number, too). In
the meantime, your rug may simply be
going through a process known as "de-
gassing," as the chemicals used during
the manufacture process are dissipating.
If this is the case, the smell will go
away by itself within a few weeks. You
can hasten this process by putting the
rug out in the direct sun (I would turn it
right-side down to prevent any fading),
being careful to not let it get damp and
to bring it in at sundown.
DEAR MARY: I love picking up the
small, boxed mixes by Jiffy because
they are often so cheap. The trouble is, I
don't always know what to do with
them. Do you have any recipes that in-
clude these mixes? Ruby G., Calif.
DEAR RUBY: The people at Chelsea
Milling Co., manufacturers of Jiffy
mixes, have you covered. Their website
includes many recipes using Jiffy
mixes. They offer a wonderful free
recipe book you can download at their
website or go to the site to request a
printed copy of the book in the mail. It
contains many new recipes, along with
old-time favorites for all of the Jiffy
mixes, including Jiffy Baking Mix and
Jiffy Cornbread Mix. You can request a
copy of Jiffy recipes at or by mail at
Chelsea Milling Co., 201 W. North
Street, P.O. Box 460, Chelsea, MI
48118-0460 or call 800-727-2460.
Mary invites questions at mary@every-, or c/o Everyday
Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2099, Cypress,
CA 90630. This column will answer
questions of general interest, but letters
cannot be answered individually. Mary
Hunt is the founder of www.Debt-, a personal finance
member website and the author of "7
Money Rules for Life," released in
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Brownie
(8-12 Servings)
1 pkg. "JIFFY" Fudge Brownie Mix
1 square (1 oz.) unsweetened
chocolate, melted
1 Tbsp. margarine or butter, melted
1 egg
1 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. oil
1 jar (11.75 oz.) fudge topping
2 qt. mint chocolate chip ice cream,
1 container (8 oz.) whipped top-
ping, thawed
chocolate shavings for garnish (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F. Grease bottom and half way up sides of a spring-
form pan.
Combine crust ingredients. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 15-18
minutes. Set aside to cool. Spread ice cream over brownie. Let set up in
freezer for 30 minutes. Heat fudge topping in microwave for 15 seconds.
Spread over ice cream. Cover with whipped topping and sprinkle with
chocolate shavings (optional). Freeze. Remove from freezer 15 minutes
before serving for easier cutting. Run knife dipped in hot water along
edge of pan. Release side of pan and remove.
People In Poland, Greece,
Ireland, Smoke The Most
DR. WALLACE: I'm 19 and so is my boyfriend. I was smoking a pack of
cigarettes per day when I met my boyfriend two years ago. I stopped smok-
ing then because my boyfriend is a non-smoker, and he asked me to please
strop smoking, and I did. It was a difficult task, but with his help, I suc-
ceeded and we are both very happy now.
I am well aware that smoking can cause serious health problems, especially
lung cancer. But I have an aunt who has a serious case of lung cancer, but she
nor any of her family has ever smoked. How could she have serious lung
cancer if cigarette smoke did not cause it? Rachael, Cleveland, Ohio
RACHAEL: It is possible for a person who had never been subjected to cig-
arette smoke to be a lung cancer victim, but the odds are much higher for
smoke victims. According to the American Cancer Society, if every person
on earth stopped using tobacco products, 83 percent of cases of lung cancer
would eventually be eliminated.
Of course, this is not going to happen, mainly because of tobacco's powerful
addictive qualities. The anti-smoking campaign in our country is paying divi-
dends, however. The use of tobacco products is declining steadily here.
Thanks to its efforts, the United States and Canada have a relatively low per-
centage of smokers. Poland, Greece, Ireland, Japan and Turkey are the unfor-
tunate leaders.
DR. WALLACE: I'm 18 and a recent high school graduate. I'm dating a guy
who has a different religion from mine. I'm Catholic, and the guy attends the
Church of Latter Day Saints (Mormons). Levi has given me the Book of
Mormon and wants me to start reading it. When we're together, he sometimes
tells me about his religion and how it differs from mine, but he has never
tried to get me to become a Mormon.
My parents are upset that I'm reading the Book of Mormon and are insisting
that I return it to Levi. I told them that I'm 18 and can read anything I want.
That made my dad very upset. This is the first major disagreement I've ever
had with my parents.
Am I wrong in telling them that I am now an adult and can make my own
choices, especially about reading material? My parents are not "Mormon-
friendly" because we live in a community where Mormons outnumber the
rest of the population. Becky, St. George, Utah.
BECKY: You are certainly old enough and mature enough to choose what
you read. And, in fact, reading about people of different cultures or religions
is an excellent way to become more understanding of our diversities in this
Since you are reading the Book of Mormon, it might be a good idea to offer
Levi literature on your Catholic religion so you both will be able to discuss
both religions intelligently.
Knowing your parents' sensibilities, I wouldn't flaunt the Book of Mormon at
them or read it in their presence. In a lot of families, unfortunately, religion is
a volatile topic. This is aggravated by the fact that so many religions insist
that they, alone, are right. That's a shame, because it makes a young person's
legitimate questioning and exploration seem suspect.
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 COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM
the saVaGe truth on Money by terry saVaGe
Diana Nyad has been my
hero for a long time, and she has al-
ways been a lesson for all of us in the
importance of persistence even
when she failed. And now, she's done
what no one else has ever done. At age
64, she swam from Cuba to Florida
in the water for almost 54 hours,
avoiding sharks and jellyfish, and
swimming through pain and agony.
She did it!
I can swim, but I prefer a pool. It's not
the swimming, then. It's her incredible
determination to overcome the odds
and never give up that has made her
my hero for many years. There's a
message for all of us in that kind of
determination, as it applies to our own
lives in every respect.
My columns are about personal fi-
nance, and personal finance is about
money. Most of my writing is about
what to do with the money you make,
money that is saved and invested to
accumulate. It's also about the money
used to insure all the "things" you own
and the future you're building for
yourself and your family.
But despite the promise of opportunity
in America, I realize that there are
people reading this newspaper who are
only struggling to get by, skipping this
money advice column because they
can't imagine having any "extra"
money that requires these kinds of de-
cisions. This time, please stop and
Defeat is not a permanent status un-
less you let it become one. There are
many rags-to-riches stories, not only
in American history, but also in today's
economy. Sure it looks like the big
successes come to tech geniuses or
hedge fund traders but quietly be-
hind the scenes there are ordinary peo-
ple building businesses and creating
Who invented all those infomercial
products, ranging from hooks that
hang elephants to the silly snuggle
blanket to the Ped Egg? In America, it
is still possible to start from nowhere
and get somewhere whether the
nowhere is the shores of Cuba or per-
sonal poverty.
Don't give up. Diana Nyad's
lesson in persistence is par-
ticularly applicable to all
those who are approaching
retirement age and figure it's
"too late"! Nyad is 64 the age
when many are considering taking
early Social Security. But she didn't
give up her goals, or let age deter her.
And swimming from Cuba to Florida
is a lot more difficult than working a
few more years to build your savings
Age is just a number. Ray Kroc fa-
mously started yes, started Mc-
Donalds, at age 52. If you want some
inspiration today, go to www.over- You
might not sell billions and make
hundreds of millions but
inside you may lurk an idea
that brings not only great
financial success, but also
tremendous personal sat-
Diana Nyad talked about
what she was thinking dur-
ing her 55 hours in the water.
She said that with every
pulling stroke she willed herself
closer to her goal of reaching
Florida. And with every downward
thrust she pushed herself farther
away from her starting point Cuba.
That's real work, pushing yourself
away from your past, and pulling
yourself into your future.
But it can be done no
matter what your age.
Diana Nyad proved that
conclusively. She never gave
up, no matter what the obsta-
cles or headwinds. She started
over on this daunting journey
five different times, deter-
mined to reach her goals.
And so can you.
As we start this
fall season,
which many
itively take
as the start of
the year, a left-
over from our
school days, it's
time to set new
goals, or revive
old ones. You'll
never reach
your goals if
you don't set them and start out,
trying as hard as possible.
Thank you, Diana Nyad, for teaching
us that lesson in a most memorable
and indelible way: Never give up. Per-
sistence pays. And that's The Savage
Terry Savage is a registered
investment adviser and is on
the board of
Chicago Mercantile Exchange. She
appears weekly on WMAQ-Channel
5's 4:30 p.m. newscast, and can be
reached at She
is the author of the new book, "The
New Savage Number: How Much
Money Do You Really Need to Retire?"
The solar return to Libra creates a
dynamic much like that of an intersec-
tion with a four-way stop sign. Without
a traffic signal to make the key deci-
sions easier, everyone must pay care-
ful attention and keep track of whose
turn it is to proceed. And there's the
added burden of responding to those
who think it's their turn whether it is or
not. With awareness and timing,
everyone will get where they need to
go. Happy fall equinox!
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Some-
times the emotion you feel is not your
own. When that emotion is happiness,
you don't mind it so much. But if you
inadvertently take on another person's
sadness, it can be confusing and
seem quite unfair. Realizing that you
have this ability is the first step to
strengthening your emotional immune
TAURUS (April 20-May 20). When
your attention is being pulled in sev-
eral directions, it is nearly impossible
to come up with an immediate and
brilliant idea that will keep everyone
happy. That's why the work you do to
get ready for the week's events will be
crucial to your enjoyment of them.
Keep a running list of alternatives to
plan A.
GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Resist the
need to come up with reasons for
everything that has happened. The
exercise is futile because some of the
causes are very distant from you, oth-
ers are spiritual in nature and still oth-
ers are so mysterious that they are
unknowable. Accept each moment as
a new starting place from which to
move forward, not backward.
CANCER (June 22-July 22). If you be-
lieve it's your job to make others feel
better, people around you will sense
this belief, and suddenly it actually will
become your job. That's why it's better
for you to believe something different.
Try this one on: "I'm a guide for those
who are ready and willing to do the
work it takes to help themselves."
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Remember
when you were in love with someone
and still unsure of whether the other
person felt the same way? The ago-
nizing suspense! This week brings a
far more bearable kind of anticipation.
The stakes are lower than true love,
but there's still something good hang-
ing in the balance. You'll win either this
time or the next.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's some-
times hard to separate who people re-
ally are from the story you have
created of them. This week brings a
rare opportunity to explore relation-
ships at deeper levels. Your gift from
the cosmos is clear vision pertaining
to people that is unimpeded by as-
sumptions and prejudices.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). If you make
yourself too available, people won't re-
spect your time. If you don't make
yourself available enough, people will
assume you're too busy, and they
won't call. This week you'll experiment
to find just the right balance of social
time and alone time. Your playful
mood will make it fun to try out differ-
ent styles and tactics.
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). For you,
it is a given that energy is real and
perceivable through the senses. But
because this way of interpreting the
world is not for everyone, there will be
many instances when it is better to
act on your feelings without mention
of how you came to your decision. You
don't owe the world an explanation.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21).
You'll decide how much personal en-
ergy to invest in a situation. Caring
more isn't always better. It benefits
you to make a conscious decision
about this instead of letting circum-
stances rope you into committing too
much to something you're ultimately
not that interested in.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). What
you thought you were seeing with
your own eyes was actually being
framed by someone else. The framing
can change everything, including your
understanding of the truth. As soon as
you take that frame away and observe
anew, you will understand what you
need to do next to be happy.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The
week's efforts may feel small and
repetitive, but that doesn't mean they
are futile. As Mother Teresa said, "We
ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean. But the
ocean would be less because of that
missing drop." A sweet acknowledg-
ment on Friday will energize you.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Humans,
as a rule, are delighted to encounter
the familiar. While it is only natural to
want to establish a point of reference,
if you mistakenly label a situation "fa-
miliar" when it's not, you will miss an
opportunity for change, growth and
adventure. So make few assumptions
and stay keenly observant.
have so much love to give, and you
have extremely worthy recipients this
year. Next month brings a break-
through in business. In November, you
will in some way contribute to the
beautiful minds of the next generation.
Relax and do nothing for long
stretches in December. It's essential
to the success of a January project.
Plan trips carefully your vacation
time may be limited, but there's a
chance to do something truly remark-
able with it. A July investment pays off
in the long term.
1 Football's Lombardi
6 Elec. current units
10 Publishing house
14 Ryan or Tatum
15 Less than better
16 Unguent source
17 From Fiddler on the Roof
20 Russian river
21 Damp
22 On high
23 August babies
24 Not pro
26 From No, No, Nanette
32 Nautical command
33 American orator
34 Altar constellation
35 Ship's post
36 Late summer bloom
38 Increase
39 Kiowa relative
40 Plant fiber
41 Rouses
42 From Les Miserables
46 Italian actress
47 Bridge term
48 Operational skills
51 A singing Judd
53 Chatter
56 From Gigi
59 Comedian Carvey
60 Aching
61 Throw forcefully
62 Some are bitter
63 Ring decisions, for short
64 Hat material
1 Emptiness
2 Scoop
3 Berlin negative
4 Bird cry
5 Component
6 Foe of the elderly
7 Flightless avian species
8 Easily carried
9 Star Wars abbreviation
10 Showy flower
11 Tickle me toy
12 Take life easy
13 Religious season
18 Origin
19 Olympic athlete Rigby
23 Ultimate
25 At hand
26 Like some walls
27 Kind of gun
28 Group of eight
29 Winter wear
30 Introduction
31 Slues
32 Hillside shelter
36 Goals
37 African antelope
38 Scottish highlander
40 Temporary cessation
41 Apparitions
43 Swellings
44 Worships
45 Actress Moore
48 Ridicule
49 Algerian seaport
50 Remain unsettled
52 Dynamic opener
53 Equipment
54 Edison's middle name
55 Left abruptly
57 Denver time letters
58 One type of suit
By Holiday Mathis
Happy Fall Equinox
week 9/19 - 9/25
DEAR ABBY: In response to
"Contemplating Change in
Rhode Island" (June 23), who is
considering retiring with a
friend to a city with a warmer
climate, I would offer the same
advice we have given our
friends. She should know that
she'll need to be proactive in
developing a social network in
her new location.
My wife and I also
moved far south when we re-
tired. We wanted neighbors
with a variety of ages so we
could hear children play nearby
from time to time. We pur-
chased a house in a "normal"
neighborhood instead of a re-
tirement community. But we
soon realized that, unlike us,
our neighbors had jobs, family
responsibilities and little time
for us. More disconcerting was
going grocery shopping and no
longer seeing the three or four
acquaintances we would see
back home.
Without jobs to oc-
cupy our time and give us a
framework for social contact,
we found ourselves isolated. To
solve that problem we joined
organizations and did volunteer
work to meet new friends. Our
story has a happy ending, but it
took some effort to make it hap-
pen. "Contemplating" should be
prepared to do the same. --
DEAR MIKE: "Contemplating
Change" asked if readers had
experience moving far away at
her age (late 60s). You, and
many others, wrote to share
overwhelmingly positive feed-
back. Thank you for it:
DEAR ABBY: For the women
planning to buy a retirement
home together, please tell them
there are wonderful places
everywhere. I have moved 15
times since the age of 70 and at
91 am moving again. (No, I am
not trying to stay ahead of the
sheriff.) I have sought more
pleasant climates as well as the
company of ambitious writers.
For the last move, I am going to
a retirement community where I
don't have to cook, wash dishes
or clean house because it'll be
done for me. -- LIFETIME
DEAR ABBY: I want to en-
courage your Rhode Island
reader. Renting first is excellent
advice. Research what you
want in your new destination.
Make sure it's a growing com-
munity where transplants will
be welcome.
Be outgoing. Join a
church, community center or
other place to meet people. No
one will beat a path to your
door or care about your former
home. Don't make negative
comparisons to locals, and don't
cling to your old friend.
If all goes well, con-
sider buying a twin home/du-
plex where you can be close but
have your own space. I'm glad I
moved. I now have more di-
verse friends than ever before. -
DEAR ABBY: Yes -- rent first
to check housemate compatibil-
ity. As to a new social commu-
nity, check out nearby colleges
or universities. Many offer pro-
grams for creative learning in
retirement or something similar.
One can make friends with
shared interests through classes.
Also, find a local "newcomers
club." -- NANCY IN
DEAR ABBY: You're never too
old to make new friends. My
suggestion to the ladies would
be to consider buying what is
referred to as a park model
(manufactured home) in an RV
park. They could even try rent-
ing one in a few different parks
to get a feel for the park and lo-
cation. These parks have all
kinds of activities going on
from morning 'til night. --
DEAR ABBY: Moving into an
over-55 community was the
perfect solution when we relo-
cated. There was instant com-
munity with loads of activities
and opportunities to make new
When you buy, make
sure you own the land as well
as the house. Public libraries,
churches, schools and nursing
homes will welcome you as
volunteers, and you can become
as immersed in the new com-
munity as you want. We LOVE
being "relocated." -- MAR-
Write Dear Abby at
or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles,
DEAR ABBY by Abigail Van Buren
Broadway Musings
traVel and adVenture
Ann Arbor, Mich., Offers Sports, Art, Fun
By Glenda Winders
A visit to Michigan used to
mean touring an automobile
factory in Detroit and visiting
Greenfield Village or slipping
away to the Upper Peninsula
for a quiet getaway at the
Grand Hotel on Mackinac Is-
land. But now the state has a
bright new star on its tourism
map Ann Arbor. And fall is
the perfect time for a visit, with
colorful foliage to entertain en
route and perhaps a football
game when you arrive.
Not a Michigan fan? It's still
fun to take the 90-minute tour
of "The Big House." The Uni-
versity of Michigan football
stadium is so nicknamed be-
cause it is the biggest in the
United States with an official
capacity of more than 109,000.
In addition to hearing colorful
stories about games and play-
ers from the past, guests get to
go through the press box, VIP
suites and locker room, then
out onto the field.
The university
pus has a lot more to offer visi-
tors before they head down-
town. For starters, there's the
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Li-
brary. The museum portion of
the Ford collection is located in
his hometown of Grand
Rapids, but with 90,000 items
indexed here, there's plenty to
see. Among my favorites were
the former presi-
dent's No. 48
football jer-
sey and photos of its retirement
ceremony; a letter from Dick
Cheney, then Ford's chief of
staff, outlining the transition
process if Ford had won re-
election; and a Time magazine
cover that would have been re-
leased if he had won. His li-
brary office is kept just as he
left it, and there's a telex from
then-Ambassador to
Vietnam Graham Martin
begging for additional
helicopter sorties at the
end of the war.
Also on cam-
pus is the
UM Mu-
seum of
Art. The
was begun in the mid 1800s
and housed originally in the li-
brary. Later it was moved to
Alumni Memorial Hall, and an
expansion was completed in
2009. The building is spectacu-
lar, and the collection is sur-
prisingly comprehensive, with
works by Picasso, Calder and
Goya, to name some of the
most famous, along with an
Asian collection and restora-
tion department.
The music school is another
place to stop. Here in the
Stearns Collection consists of
2,500-plus antique musical in-
struments amassed by Detroit
industrialist Frederick Sterns.
Among the pieces are some
made from animal hides and
others from corn husks, a two-
stringed Chinese fiddle called
an "arhoo," a Japanese Taiko
drum from 1400, an omnitronic
trumpet and an instrument
made by Adolph Sax, who also
invented the saxophone in
Most of these pieces are behind
glass, but the gamelan room in
Burton Tower, which has the
Javanese name of "The Venera-
ble Lake of Honey," contains
bells, gongs and drums. Visi-
tors are encouraged to play, and
simple instructions make it
possible for groups to actually
make music instead of just fool
around. Burton Tower
also is home to the school's car-
illon, where visitors are wel-
come when the musician is
playing the bells, and a pipe
organ in a room specially built
for the best possible acoustics.
But football and culture aren't
all Ann Arbor has to offer. Its
downtown is filled with one-
of-a-kind stores and galleries
that tempt even the most reti-
cent shopper. Kerrytown, the
oldest district in Ann Arbor,
has been refurbished with a
farmers market and more un-
usual shops. Hollander's deco-
rative papers store was one of
my favorites. Cooks will appre-
ciate Spice Merchants, with
150 spices on offer and 85
blends of tea, and local artists
display their wares at 16
Hands. Mudpuddles is a kid's
delight with every creative toy
The best place in town for kids,
however, is Hands On, a chil-
dren's museum housed in an
old fire station. Here 250 ex-
hibits combine science, art and
technology so that children can
learn and have fun at the same
time. At one station they find
out what happens when a toi-
let flushes; at another they
can make a person-size
bubble and stand inside it.
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Hollander's paper shop in Kerrytown, Ann Arbor, Mich., of-
fers papers in every color imaginable and classes on how to
use them. Photo courtesy of Glenda Winders.
Bill Austin shows visitors around the University of Michigan's
"Big House" stadium in Ann Arbor. Photo courtesy of Glenda
Ann Arbor, Mich.Photo for illustration purposes only
Continued from page 22
The Lyons Country Store, a
mock store within the museum,
shows them how stores used to
function before the era of com-
puters, and they can also go in-
side a real ambulance that is
complete with gurney, siren and
firemen's uniforms. This mu-
seum is as entertaining for
adults as it is their offspring, so
it's no surprise that it has also
been voted one of the best
cheap dates in the city.
Food in Ann Arbor is fresh and
unusual. My favorite lunch was
at Ayse's Turkish Cafe. The
owner and chef, Ayse Uras,
came from Turkey as the wife
of a graduate student at the uni-
versity. When friends told her
that her food was so good she
should open a restaurant, she
did. The unusual combinations
of flavors make eating here a
real adventure. I had the lentil
soup and a salad of cabbage,
apples and onion, and for
dessert the Asure Pudding with
chickpeas, wheatberries, pista-
chios, walnuts, apricots and
rose water.
Other favorites were Vinology,
where the specialty is pairing a
seasonal menu with the most
complementary wines; Frita
Batidos, where I discovered
ginger limeade; and The Last
Word, a mixology bar styled on
the speakeasies of the Prohibi-
tion Era. My choice was a drink
called "You're My Boy Blue"
that was made of blueberries,
bourbon, lemon juice and St.
Germain, a liqueur made from
elderflowers picked in the
Swiss Alps.
Zingerman's Delicatessen in
Kerrytown is a landmark where
the line often goes right out the
door and around the block, es-
pecially on football weekends.
In addition to the European-
Jewish food they serve, they're
also famous for their customer
service. In fact, co-founder Ari
Weinzweig has written books
about the subject and offers
workshops on training and em-
powering staff members.
At the end of the day there's
still plenty to do. The Perform-
ance Network is a 139-seat
space for performing Broad-
way-quality plays. The Blind
Pig is the premiere location for
musical acts in an informal club
Glenda Winders is a freelance
Ann Arbor, Mich...
President Gerald R. Ford's office at his presidential library in Ann Arbor, Mich., remains
just as he left it.
Photo courtesy of Glenda Winders.
Ayse's Turkish Cafe
Picture for illustration purposes only
The best way to get to Ann Arbor is to fly into
Detroit and rent a car. The drive to Ann Arbor
takes only about 20 minutes.
Stadium tours: Go to and
click on facilities, football stadium and tours.
The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library:
The University of Michigan Museum of Art:
The Stearns Collection:
The Burton Tower Carillon:
For a list of Kerrytown shops:
Hands On Museum:
Ayse's Turkish Cafe:
Frita Batidos:
The Last Word: 301 W. Huron, 734-623-2070
Zingerman's Delicatessen:
Performance Network Theatre: www.perfor-
The Blind Pig:
a Greener VieW by JeFF ruGG
Question: My father was a soldier in World War II. I
would like to honor him by having a tree planted. Do
you have some suggestions on how to do a memorial
Answer: I have several suggestions for you. With the
anniversary of Sept.11 upon us, and Veterans Day
coming up, I think planting a memorial tree is a great
Many garden centers have fall clearance sales to
make room for new plants to be dug after they go dor-
mant this fall. Shop early at these sales to get the best
pick of plants. Plants are not like other items you shop
for; they are alive, so some are healthier than others.
A plant marked down by 90 percent is going to require
more care to get it to survive than a tree only marked
down 10 percent. The fall is a good time to plant be-
cause as the top of the plant goes dormant, the root
system can continue growing. This will give you a
stronger plant next spring.
Practically every institution is short of money, espe-
cially for such extravagant items as landscaping. Any
places your father worked, attended church or possi-
bly a hospital, nursing home or other special places
family members have lived or worked would love more
trees. Most schools would love to have a tree planted
in honor of a graduate.
Some larger institutions will have specific choices of
trees that they would prefer. Obviously, a tree with
thorns wouldn't be great at a grade school. Higher
maintenance trees like a weeping willow could be a
problem for many to take care of it. Small flowering
trees are often the best choice. Forest trees like an
oak are often long lived thus making them the first
trees that come to mind, but they could grow too large
for urban areas near buildings. Parks, golf courses
and cemeteries have larger locations for big trees and
a full time staff of groundskeepers to take care of
them. Most park districts have plenty of room for more
trees and may even have a memorial grove of some
kind or a veteran's memorial that needs more land-
I have heard of a small group of men who met in a
marriage counseling group who planted a tree for
every year of marriage for all their marriages and sur-
prised their wives with a whole grove of trees in a city
park. Maybe you can find other families with veterans
who would want to plant a tree for each year of mili-
tary service.
Email questions to Jeff Rugg at
liFelonG health by dr. daVid lipschitz
Never Give Up Trying to Give Up Smoking
Nicotine in cigarettes makes
them highly addicting. Despite
the fact that everyone knows
cigarettes lead to lung cancer,
severe lung disease, heart at-
tacks and stroke, a large num-
ber of those who do smoke are
unable to quit no matter how
hard they try.
Tobacco smoke contains more
than 7,000 chemicals that are
dangerous to your health.
These include 60 known car-
cinogens, including tar, arsenic,
benzene, formaldehyde, cad-
mium and polonium 210 a
highly radioactive compound.
These compounds cause dam-
age to cells lining the larger air-
ways of the lung. As
carcinogens, they cause alter-
ations in the cell's DNA and
other functions leading to a
higher risk of malignancy.
Not only does tobacco smoke
cause lung cancer (the leading
cause of cancer deaths by far),
but it also damages the lung
leading to chronic bronchitis
and chronic obstructive lung
disease (COPD). Very early
after starting smoking lung
function becomes impaired and
worsens inexorably over time.
This leads to a chronic cough
and shortness of breath and
eventually to COPD that af-
flicts 12 million Americans and
an equal number who may have
the disease but be unaware of
it. COPD is the third leading
cause of death in the United
States, resulting in crippling
shortness of breath that is so
severe that walking may be-
come impossible even when
wearing oxygen.
It is nicotine addiction that
makes quitting smoking so dif-
ficult. Smoke a pack or more
daily and stopping will almost
always lead to withdrawal
symptoms. These include dizzi-
ness, depression, anxiety, sleep
disturbances, headache, fatigue,
increased appetite and weight
gain. Many who have tried to
quit state they began again ei-
ther because they were so
stressed that they could not
cope or because they worried
about weight gain.
Because smoking is an addic-
tion, most will require a strong
support group in order to suc-
ceed. While most smokers who
quit gain a modest amount of
weight, in the range of four to
10 pounds, the benefits of no
longer smoking far outweigh
any potential disadvantages.
Some experts recommend set-
ting a date when you plan to
quit and then stop "cold
turkey". Studies show that over
90 percent of smokers will
have attempted to quit this way
at some point in their lives.
Sadly the success rate is only
about 5 percent.
Today, many attempt quitting
by using nicotine gum, nicotine
patches or most recently, e-cig-
arettes. All provide higher
blood levels of nicotine that re-
duces the craving for cigarettes.
These approaches are often
successful in stopping smoking
and with time the concentration
of nicotine is reduced so the
addiction gradually fades away.
Currently, the e-cigarette is be-
coming more and more popu-
lar. These battery-powered
devices look like a cigarette
and appear to burn as you in-
hale. The mouthpiece has a car-
tridge containing a fluid with
varying concentrations of nico-
tine. A battery powers a heating
element that turns the nicotine
fluid into a vapor as you inhale.
A chemical in the vapor makes
it look white, just like cigarette
smoke. The solution comes in
many different flavors, includ-
ing chocolate, cherry and cola.
While an e-cigarette is cer-
tainly safer than cigarettes,
there are concerns about poten-
tial risks. To date, no long-term
studies have been done to de-
termine the harmful effects of
inhaling these vapors. More
importantly, the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention
has recently reported that from
2011 to 2012 the number of
teenagers using e-cigarettes
doubled from 4.7 to 10 percent.
And over 78 percent of these
also use real cigarettes. With its
sweet flavors, the e-cigarette is
particularly appealing to chil-
dren. Even if the vapor is harm-
less, the potential of lifelong
nicotine addiction and long-
term use of conventional ciga-
rettes is a serious concern.
While nicotine products and
quitting cold turkey can help
stopping smoking, the best ap-
proach is to join a support
group. A good example is a
program offered by the Ameri-
can Lung Association, "Free-
dom from Smoking," which
teaches the techniques and
skills known to be effective in
helping someone quit. Many
clinics use this approach to
help their patients stop smok-
ing. And the program is also
available online and as a self-
help book.
I do not know any smoker who
does not want to quit. Everyone
should be aware that there is
help out there, and with perse-
verance and a strong and un-
derstanding support system,
anyone can quit.
Dr. David Lipschitz is the au-
thor of the book "Breaking the
Rules of Aging." More informa-
tion is available at:
sustainable liVinG by shaWn dell Joyce
Dr. David Lipschitz
Adapting to Climate Change
Many scientists agree that we have waited too
late to address climate change and are now suf-
fering some consequences. What is debatable is
how severe and long lasting those consequences
might be.
We still have a chance to act now to reduce the
impact on our children and grandchildren. It is
only a matter of time before a carbon cap is leg-
islated and we begin to reduce emissions. At-
mospheric carbon can have up to a 100-year
lifespan, so even if we stop all emissions today,
we will still have an impact on climate for the
next century.
So how can we adapt to our changing climate
and prepare our communities for the weird
weather we are enduring? Adaptation at a local-
government level begins with reducing emis-
sions, and then preparing for drought or deluge
(depending where you're located), rising sea lev-
els, changes in agriculture and growing seasons
and the potential loss of livelihoods. There is an
organization that helps local governments learn
where they are vulnerable and take steps to re-
duce the catastrophic consequences of climate
ICLEI is an international agency that thinks
globally but acts locally to help communities.
Annie Strickler, ICLEI communications director,
suggests that "you can't just choose mitigation or
adaptation strategies; they go hand-in-hand.
While we're working to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions, many if not all communities need to
prepare for impacts that are currently happening
or will happen in the years and decades to
Strickler also notes that it is much cheaper to
adapt now than try to catch up later or pay to
clean up the consequences of not adapting. To
help local governments, ICLEI cooperated with
the Climate Impacts Group and King County,
Wash., to produce a free guidebook.
The guidebook "takes the mystery out of plan-
ning for climate impacts by specifying the prac-
tical steps and strategies that can be put into
place now" to help communities adapt.
One ICLEI success story is Keene, N.H. Keene
is in a low area experiencing terrible flooding. In
2005, more than a third of the city was sub-
merged, causing massive evacuations.
Scientists predicted more frequent extreme pre-
cipitation for the Northeast, and so, Keene got
proactive and worked with ICLEI to assess how
to adapt now to avoid catastrophes.
The process engaged all city department heads,
medical, social and emergency personnel in
brainstorming and goal setting. What they dis-
covered is a need for better storm water manage-
ment, green building codes and a way to feed the
community when all the roads are washed out by
Some of the adaptation ideas
Providing loans to companies
that might be affected by a warm-
ing climate, such as the ski indus-
try, snow plowing and maple
sugaring industries.
Supporting local farmers to in-
crease local food security by 20
percent, so that when droughts
and floods disrupt outside food
supply lines, local farms will be
able to feed the population.
Building stronger roofs to han-
dle wetter, heavier snow in the
warming winter.
Using porous pavement to pre-
vent storm water runoff, and im-
proving infrastructure such as
storm sewers to handle a higher
Keene has forged a path that other cities in-
cluding Fort Collins, Colo., and Fairbanks,
Alaska are following, too. Keene city Planner
Mikaela Engert points out that "this is something
that can be replicated, whether you're a commu-
nity of 1,000 people or 1.5 million, it doesn't
matter. You can do this. Ultimately we're talking
about protecting people property and our com-
Shawn Dell Joyce is an award-winning colum-
nist and founder of the Wallkill River School in
Orange County, N.Y. You can contact her at
El Paso Parks and Recreation
Mini Sports Developmental
Soccer League
Ages 4-7
Who: El Paso Parks and Recreation Department
What: Mini Sports Developmental League (4-5 and 6-7)
When: Registration (September 3rd September 21st)
League starts: September 28, 2013 November 16, 2013
(Games played on Saturdays (9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
Where: Recreation Centers listed below:
Armijo Multipurpose
Carolina Nolan Richardson
Don Haskins Pat ORourke
Galatzan Pavo Real
Gary Del Palacios San Juan
Leona F. Washington Veterans
Marty Robbins
Fee: $34 per child (Scholarships Available)
Registration: Online at or any
Recreation Center
Information: (915) 544-0753
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'Lost Planet 3' Is Disappointing
DEVELOPER: Spark Unlim-
SYSTEM: Windows PC (PS3,
Xbox 360)
PRICE: $59.99
REVIEW RATING: 3.0 stars
(out of 5)
It's disappointing when sequels
don't live up to expectations,
and even worse when they
aren't even as good as the origi-
nal. I love the original "Lost
Planet: Extreme Condition,"
and part two focused too much
on long fights against giant en-
emies. Sadly, "Lost Planet 3,"
has stripped the series of its
personality, and the result is a
mediocre shooter.
Although the story begins in
the future, the game is actually
a prequel that takes place when
colonists first arrived at planet
E.D.N. III. It tells the tale of
everyman Jim Peyton as he
slowly changes from a law-
abiding citizen to an outlaw
fighting against the insidious
machinations of the company
he works for.
While this game takes place on
the same frozen planet as the
first iteration, the game play
pales in comparison. I really
enjoyed how the original game
let players choose to hop into
giant mechs and fight or stay
on foot and fight. It was also
extremely cool to yank a giant
mini-gun or rocket launcher off
of a mech and lumber around
blasting enemies!
I know this game is a prequel,
but why are the mechs limited
to only using mining equipment
as weapons? .CONT/P/27
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It's not nearly as exciting to en-
gage in melee battles against
aliens as it is to blast them to
smithereens! I also think that
turning thermal energy into cur-
rency instead of required life
support is a bad decision.
Another poor decision was lim-
iting the grappling hook to so
few attach points. This removes
the sense of freedom the origi-
nal evoked, and it now has
practically no use in single-
player combat. Now the grap-
pling hook is only effective in
online multiplayer matches, but
they've been toned-down as
much as the story mode.
Planet 3"
had plenty of po-
tential, but poor
design decisions
make it forgettable.
'Brothers: A Tale
of Two Sons'
DEVELOPER: Starbreeze Stu-
PUBLISHER: 505 Games
SYSTEM: Sony PlayStation 3
(Xbox 360, PC)
PRICE: $14.99 Download
REVIEW RATING: 4.0 stars
(out of 5)
Most siblings have an insepara-
ble bond that isn't easily ex-
plained. They may intentionally
annoy each other one minute
and then team up against a
common foe the next. This
strong relationship is the basis
for the unusual puzzle/adven-
ture game "Brothers: A Tale of
Two Sons."
It's heart wrenching to see a
young lad sitting at his mother's
grave, and even worse when he
reminisces about watching her
drown. This sad event reveals
the motivation as to why he and
his older brother will do
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.... anything to save their ailing
father. When they discover that
only the sap from an enchanted
tree can save him, they embark
on a dangerous quest to retrieve
It's amazing how much emotion
the developers can convey
using no spoken or written
words. Everyone in this fairy-
tale land speaks gibberish, but
their actions speak much
louder. For example, the
younger brother has a phobia of
water brought on by his
mother's tragic accident, so he
rides on his older brother's back
across rivers and streams.
This type of cooperation is the
basis for the unusual game play.
You see, players control both
brothers simultaneously, and
only through cooperation can
they save their father. Familiar
puzzles found in two-player
coop games, such as one
brother activating a switch to
lower a bridge for the other
brother to cross, are solved
with one person controlling two
It can be both simple and con-
fusing, but the confusion is due
to limitations of human brains.
Each brother is controlled by
one analog stick, and they each
have one context-sensitive acti-
vation button. The only control
problems arise when I move
both brothers at the same time
and they switch sides.
"Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons"
could be longer and more chal-
lenging, but it's still a great ex-
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World Rabies Day
promotes prevention
While rabies seems to be a disease more historical than
feared in the United States, thats not the case elsewhere.
More than 55,000 people die every year of the disease, which
is transmitted by contact with a rabid animal, often a feral dog.
Thanks to aggressive vaccination campaigns that go back for
decades, dogs arent the biggest risk for rabies in developed
countries, where wild animals such as skunks and bats give
public-health experts the chills. World Rabies Day is Sept. 28,
and in the U.S., many veterinarians are working with local ani-
mal control and public health agencies to keep dogs and cats
out of harms way and, by extension, people as well. Some
locales will offer free rabies vaccines for dogs and cats, along
with bonuses such as free microchips and licenses. Visit Ra- or check with your local animal control
agency for information.
Cats have 32 muscles that give them the ability to control the
direction of their ears, including rotating them in opposite di
City officials in Broken Arrow, Okla., reluctantly allowed a
woman to keep her therapy kangaroo as long as she pur-
chased a $50,000 liability insurance policy for the animal,
whose name is Irwin. But by the time Broken Arrow acted,
Irwins owner, Christie Carr, had already moved with her kan-
garoo onto the grounds of a sanctuary for exotic animals
across the state in Wynnewood. Gina Spadafori
A cats keen sense of hearing is helped by ears that scan the environ-
ment for the faintest of sounds.
Beauty of black cats
more than skin deep
If you have a black cat with yellow eyes, you have a pet whos
not only striking in appearance, but fairly remarkable geneti-
cally. These cats display a condition known as melanism, which
is more or less the opposite of the better-known albinism. Their
genetic code is what makes them appear completely black with
Halloween eyes to match. According to National Geo-
graphics News Watch feature, Melanism (is) seen in 11 of the
36 wild felid species, (and) produces yellow irises as a result of
high levels of melanin in the pigment. While superstitions say
that black cats are bad luck in the United States, the exact oppo-
site is true in the United Kingdom.
After the horrific deaths of nearly 50 large cats,
wolves and bears following their release from a Zanesville,
Ohio, compound in 2011, laws were changed that turned the
state from one of the easiest places to keep dangerous exotic
animals into one of the most difficult. Ohio officials have of-
fered owners amnesty to turn in their animals under the states
new Dangerous Wild Animals and Restricted Snakes Act, but
the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that some are just being
turned loose.
A transfusion
using blood do-
nated by a dog
saved the life of a
poisoned cat. With
no time to lose and
the cats
life slip-
from her
New Zealand
veterinarian Dr. Kate
Heller took a chance
that the unorthodox
move would work and it did. One hour after the transfusion,
the cat was on the way to recovery.
Dr. Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori
Weight-loss, hydration help prevent FLUTD
Q: Weve just had a very expensive les-
son in the feline urological system. How
can we avoid another one? via Face-
A: The No. 1 reason cats are taken to a
veterinarian outside of preventive care is
for feline lower urinary tract disease
(FLUTD), a serious disorder that affects
the urinary system of cats.
FLUTDoften causes cats to urinate
outside the litter box, a classic warning
sign of illness that you can see and
smell. Other symptoms include straining
to urinate, crying out in the box or going
more frequently.
Sadly, these signs are often
misinterpreted as behavioral problems
that end up getting the cat sent to a cage
in a shelter instead of to a veterinarian
for the medical treatment he needs.
While FLUTD may strike any
age or gender of cat, it is more frequently
seen in middle-aged, male cats who are
overweight or obese. Factors that in-
crease the risk include lack of exercise,
stress and chronic dehydration.
Tips for avoiding FLUTD include:
Hydration. Some cats will drink more if
the water seems fresh, such as with foun-
tains that keep the water filtered and cir-
Breaking up meals. Feed your
cat several small meals during the day
instead of one or two larger meals.
Chill your cat out. Decrease
stress in the environment by providing
your cat with scratching posts, win-
dow perches or kitty condos, and
by playing active games with
Keep home
a sweet
home. Be more
aware of changes
in your cat when
there are changes
in your life such
as new pets, a
home remodel, a move, etc.
Feed for health. Ask your veteri-
narian if new therapeutic diets for uri-
nary tract health are appropriate for your
cat. Some veterinarians recommend that
canned food be fed exclusively, since its
higher water content increases hydration.
Dr. Marty Becker
Do you have a pet question? Send it to or
By Rose Bennett Gilbert
Don't Repeat Design
History: Update It
Q: Our "new" house is a Greek
Revival dating to the late l9th
century. We love the period
so elegant and sedate but we
don't want to live in a museum,
if you know what I mean. How
can we decorate to preserve the
right flavor and still be in the
21st century?
A: First thing, relax. Any
Greek Revival worth its
columns has such architectural
integrity that there's little dan-
ger you could lose the period
flavor of the house by making
the wrong decorating decisions.
The trick is to be courageous
enough to update enough. That
is, not add just 21st-century
conveniences but also express
21st-century attitudes. Here's an
inspiring example: The dining
room in the photo we show
here is in one of Kansas City's
most treasured homes, the
Bent-Ward House, dating to the
l870s and listed on the National
Register of Historic Places.
It was the site of last spring's
44th Annual Symphony De-
signers' Showhouse, where de-
signer Tam Stone
( set out, she
says, to modernize while "re-
specting the dignity of the old
house." Here's how she did it:
Went symmetrical.
Formal balance is an earmark
of the Greek Revival style, so
Tam arranged Baker's ma-
hogany furniture to create al-
most a mirror image in the
Evoked a surprising,
contemporary palette, deep
plum-brown walls in a high-
gloss finish, contrasted with
silk draperies in va-va-voom
chartreuse. But while the color
is totally today, the crisp, for-
mal pleating of the draperies is
very old-world traditional;
Used overscaled art.
"Very much a current trend,"
Tam points out. But she ex-
pressed the trend in classic
works of art six Hogarth
prints framed in traditional
gold. Hung as a unit between
the windows, they make a sin-
gle, and singularly modern, de-
sign statement;
Juxtaposed high-and-
low, heavy-and-light, serious-
and-light. "Another modern
idea," according to Tam. Cases
in point: the faux longhorns, a
nod to Kansas City's history
and the textured roller shades
(Alustra Woven Textures by
Hunter Douglas, hunterdou- hung under those se-
riously pleated-silk chartreuse
"The shades caused a lot of
comment from showhouse visi-
tors," Tam reports. "They were
surprised that I hadn't put some-
thing formal under the formal
draperies. But I wanted the
room to be approachable and
comfortable," she explains. "I
liked the way the light comes
through woven shades."
Contemporary color scheme and out-sized art and objects fast-forward a formerly formal
Greek Revival room. Photo Courtesy: Hunter Douglas.
Q: I happen to love stripes. But do they always
have to be vertical? We have a small entry hall.
How would it look if we installed striped wallpa-
per on the horizontal?
A: Your small hall would look instantly larger.
It's one of the most useful optical illusions avail-
able to interior decorators. Vertical stripes fool
the eye into seeing taller spaces; horizontal
stripes tend to push the walls apart visually so
the space appears larger.
Actually, horizontal stripes can be effective in
large spaces, too. When he decorated the very
large and imposing, double-height entry for the
recent Hampton Designer Showhouse in Water
Mill, N.Y., Lee W. Robinson applied wide hori-
zontal stripes in three warm colors turquoise,
bronze and cream. It sure cozied up and added
charm to what was essentially an over-scaled and
rather formal space.
In the same showhouse, Tammy Connor waxed a
bit wild with striped walls in a bedroom: she ran
blue-on-blue stripes vertically on the side walls,
and then turned them horizontal on the end
walls. Her final touch, visually revving every-
thing up another notch, was the runner rug she
laid on the diagonal between the room's twin
Striped wallpaper
Rose Bennett Gilbert




Q: How big should a rug be under
a dining room table? My aunt has
given us an old family table that's
larger than the one we've had for
years. When you pull out the chairs,
the back feet go off the rug. Is that
OK or do we need a new larger
A: There are many things in this
world that should never look too
small or too short. Men's trousers,
for one example; pants bottoms
should just break over the shoes.
Long curtains should skirt the floor,
not end partway down the wall. And
rugs under tables should be suffi-
ciently large that the chairs can
push back without falling off the
Send your too-small rug to duty in a
bedroom and treat yourself to a
new, in-proportion rug to go in that
prime spot under your new old
Rug under a Dining Room Table
New Take on an Old Favorite
Rose Bennett Gilbert
Q: We went a little crazy over
the Country Look and ended up
with a house full of calico and
old teddy bears and furniture
with lots of peeling paint. Now
it's 20 years later and we want a
new look something more
contemporary but who can
afford to start all over? What
A: Timing is everything. Half
the country went mad for the
Country Look back in the '80s,
and no wonder: It's nostalgic
and charming, comfortable and
easy to live with.
Also inexpensive, at least in the
early days, and it had a history
The nation had literally grown
up with those calicoes and that
farmhouse furniture. We could
sense our own past in old quilts
and bent-willow benches. We
could relax around all that im-
perfection: peeling paint, rusted
metals, casually mismatched
Then, suddenly, it was all too
much! Even Raymond Waites,
the mega-designer who's cred-
ited with "inventing" the Coun-
try Look, soon struck off in a
new direction...Continues on
page 41
Shown off in a white-on-white setting, a collection of old-fashioned
elements looks cool, calm and contemporary.Photo: Kindra Clineff
Q: I am thinking of hanging a quilt as a
shower curtain in my guest bath. I've used a
country theme in the bedroom next door. I
am just worried because the quilt is kind of
heavy for a shower rod. Any suggestions?
A: Yes, I have two.
1. I'm sure you are using a liner to protect
your quilt. So hang it on the shower rod
and install a sturdy spring-tension rod to
hold the quilt itself.
2. I'm sure you realize you'll be endanger-
ing your quilt in two ways, from the in-
evitable moisture from the shower, and
from the stress of being hung. To help ease
the latter problem, use a lot of clips to hold
the quilt on the spring-tension rod and peri-
odically switch ends to reverse the pres-
Quilt as a Shower Curtain




Secret to Small-Space Living: Edit! Edit! Edit!
Rose Bennett Gilbert
Q: Do you have any advice
for people who live in tiny
spaces like me? My studio
apartment is just 25 x 30 feet.
That's 750 square feet! How do
I fit my life into 750 square
feet? Can you help? You al-
ways write about people with
humongous homes!
A: Not true! You must have
missed the two features on
small-space decorating tips
from interior designer John
Buscarello, who lives and
works in New York City, inar-
guably the most space-starved
town in the U.S. (The articles
are archived at
New Yorkers scrimp along in
rooms that make Harry Potter's
under-stair digs look almost
palatial. But not everyone com-
plains. Meet design student An-
drea Brodfuehrer, who has
called a 325-square-foot apart-
ment home for the past eight
years and now shares it with
her husband Pat, who moved in
three years ago.
Andrea also studies at the New
York School of Interior Design
and works at home. Plus, "We
host dinner parties and enter-
tain weekend guests," she
"The key is discipline and self-
editing. If something comes in,
something must go out. It
makes life less complicated
our things tend not to over-
whelm us," Andrea says.
You're looking at one end of
the living room in the photo we
show here. Look closely and
see how one can almost touch
both walls in the tiny space.
But thanks to their restraint and
proactive de-accessioning pol-
icy (plus the 11-foot ceilings in
the old pre-war building), the
couple's apartment never feels
claustrophobic, Andrea says.
It nicely "supports their daily
lives." Chairs move around eas-
ily; furniture pieces serve mul-
tiple functions: The baker's
cabinet, for example, is "part
console, part desk, part pantry,"
she points out.
Much of the Brodfuehrers' fur-
niture has been salvaged, either
from antique marts or off the
curb ("recycling" is a great
New York sport, even among
the well-off: The late Albert
Hadley, scion of the design in-
dustry, was famous for stopping
cabs and racing back to rescue
a curbside castaway).
There are also many sources
for double-duty furniture and
pieces engineered to make the
most of minimum space. One is
the aptly named Resource Fur-
niture (www.resourcefurni-, which offers
cutting-edge Italian contempo-
rary design in "transformable"
furniture units: beds that fold
down over sofas, walls that
slide to reveal storage - things
like that. And, of course, there's
always the Murphy bed, l00-
plus years old but still the big
news in small-space living
Small can be beautiful: All 325 square feet are well lived in and loved in this tiny New York
City apartment. Photo: Mollie Vogt-Welch.
Dcor Score...
Continued from page 34
... (somewhere half-way between Tra-
ditional American and pure Baroque).
Now comes another designer, long cel-
ebrated for his farmhouse style, who is
rethinking his signature look in a new
book, "Terry John Woods' Farmhouse
Modern," due out Oct. 1 from Stewart,
Tabori and Chang. You'll find comfort
in his words (and inspiration in the
works-of-art photographs by Kindra
Clineff): "Traditional Farmhouse style
... remains close to my heart; but I also
now find myself drawn to the lines of
modern and industrial design pieces,"
Woods writes in the introduction to the
Heresy? Hardly. Woods is going
through the evolution of taste we all
should as we grow up and older. We
discover new ways to look and live.
Our ideas change, and so should our
homes. But that doesn't mean you have
to jettison all your old stuff.
Woods orchestrates an intriguing mix
of Then and Now. But his most mod-
ern statement is about space. It's now
clean and uncluttered. Walls are white;
floors are bare; accessories are spare
(but there's still space for the vintage-
style teddy bears that made Woods' de-
sign fame in the l980s; see
His old treasures are showcased like
sculptures. Here's an elegant case in
point: a collection of old-fashioned
lacy porcelain looks cool and contem-
porary interspersed with other shapes
and shown off, white-on-white, in an
under-stair alcove.
Sitting Pretty on a
Sectional Sofa
Q: We are redoing our Great Room
and thinking of putting a flat-screen
TV over the fireplace. Since we'll
mainly be looking in that one direc-
tion, it seems logical to arrange all the
seats to face the fireplace, but I don't
want the room to look like a movie
theater. What kind of furniture do you
recommend? There are five in our
family and always the kids' friends,
A: Viva the sectional! Seating that
comes with built-in flexibility will be
your best bet. You can just keep
adding sections until you have space
enough for everybody. Allow a few in-
dependent chairs, too, so when more
friends arrive or you prefer conver-
sation to TV everyone can easily
pull into the grouping.
Sectionals lend themselves to cohesive
arrangements, carving out a visual
room-within-a-room, especially when
they're underscored by an area rug.
Note how neatly the cocktail table fits
into the el of the four-piece sectional
in the photo we show here (starring
Bernhardt's Brandeis sectional; bern- No matter where a person
sits along the length of the piece, it's
an easy reach to put down a drink, a
dish or book on the low table or its
matching end table.
Another plus: Because sectionals are
open-ended this one includes a
chaise longue on one end they at-
tract more sitters than ordinary three-
cushion sofas, in the middle seat of
which nobody likes to sit. People
would rather perch on the arms or
back of an old-fashioned sofa than
land in the center seat. Study the
crowd at the next party you attend and
you'll see what I mean. Sitting be-
tween two people on a regular sofa can
make you feel you're watching a tennis
match ... left, right, left ...
Rose Bennett Gilbert is the co-author
of "Manhattan Style" and six other
books on interior design.
Suburban sprawl: Everyone has ample room to relax on this handsome sectional
sofa. Photo: Courtesy Bernhardt.
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MPAA Rating PG-13 for Lan-
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Synopsis An irresponsible play-
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MPAA Rating R for strong violence, lan-
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Genre Action/Adventure, SciFi/Fantasy
Synopsis Having been betrayed and left for
dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick must
fight for his survival against the deadly alien
predators that exist in this barren land. After
activating an emergency beacon Riddick soon finds himself bat-
tling teams of mercenaries from around the galaxy who are deter-
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Runtime 98 min
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Synopsis After her marriage to a wealthy businessman (Alec Bald-
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to San Francisco and the modest apartment of her sister, Ginger
(Sally Hawkins). Although she's in a fragile emotional state and
lacks job skills, Jasmine still manages to voice her disapproval of
Ginger's boyfriend, Chili (Bobby Cannavale). Jasmine begrudg-
ingly takes a job in a dentist's office, while Ginger begins dating a
man (Louis C.K.) who's a step up from Chili.
Open Nationwide 09/13/13
Runtime 111 min
MPAA Rating R for Violence, Lan-
guage, Brief Sexuality.
Starring Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee
Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna
Agron, John D'Leo, Jon Freda, Jimmy
Palumbo, Domenick Lombardozzi
Genre Dark comedy, Action
Synopsis After ratting out his Mafia cohorts, Giovanni Manzioni
(Robert De Niro) and his family enter the Witness Protection Pro-
gram and relocate to a French town. Despite the best efforts of
their handler (Tommy Lee Jones) to keep them in line, Giovanni
(now called Fred Blake), his wife (Michelle Pfeiffer) and children
(Dianna Agron, John D'Leo) can't help but resort to doing things
the "family" way. However, their dependence on such old habits
places everyone in danger from vengeful mobsters.
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Runtime 112 min
MPAA Rating R for Language, Some
Strong Sexual Content.
Starring Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Pal-
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Patrick Fugit, Josh Gad, Alecia Moore
Genre Romantic comedy, Drama
Synopsis A recovering sex addict (Mark
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Sammy Soto, Richie "Abstrak" Soto, Gil Brace-Wessel, Terrence J, Sway Cal-
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tasy worthy of Austen herself. However, because Jane's limited
funds do not allow as many privileges as other guests, her chance
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Ty Simpkins, Steve Coulter, Leigh
Whannell, Angus Sampson, Andrew
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Synopsis Soon after their showdown with evil spirits that pos-
sessed their son, the Lamberts, Renai (Rose Byrne) and Josh
(Patrick Wilson), are ready for their lives to return to normal.
However, something still is seriously off, especially with Josh,
who - unbeknown to Renai - is possessed too. In order to free
Josh's soul and finally defeat the malevolent forces around them,
Lorraine Lambert (Barbara Hershey) and her ghost-hunting friends
investigate the past to save her family's future.
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Open Nationwide 09/20/13
Runtime 153 min
MPAA Rating R for Lan-
guage Throughout, Disturb-
ing Violent Content, Torture.
Starring Hugh Jackman,
Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola
Davis, Maria Bello, Ter-
rence Howard, Melissa Leo,
Paul Dano, Dylan Minnette,
Zoe Soul, Erin Gerasi-
movich, Kyla-Drew Sim-
mons, Wayne Duvall, Len
Cariou, David Dastmalchian
Genre Thriller
Synopsis Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) faces a parent's
worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and
her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome
that had been parked on their street. The head of the investi-
gation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), arrests the driver
(Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces Loki to release
his only suspect. Dover, knowing that his daughter's life is
at stake, decides that he has no choice but to take matters
into his own hands.
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Out & About
Calendar of upcoming events for El Paso/ Southern New Mexico are
from September 19th - 26th, 2013
McKelligon Canyon
Challenge El Paso on
the Moves 5K run/walk and 1-
mile fun walk is 8 a.m. Sun-
day, Sept. 22, at McKelligon
Canyon Amphitheater. Pro-
ceeds to benefit El Paso com-
munity gardens and health
promotion related activities.
Registration (by Sept. 17):
$25; $20 military and per run-
ner for teams of 10 or more;
$10 ages 12 and younger. Late
and race day registration: $30.
Teams encouraged to give their
team a healthy name. Infor-
mation: Irish Pugao, 257-5521
or Dionicio Rivera, 329-1039.
Online registration at racead-
Packet pick up is 11 a.m. to 8
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at
Central SDA Church, 1801
McRae. Race day registration is
7 to 7:45 a.m. (gate closes at
7:45 a.m.
First 500 registered partici-
pants receive a technical t-shirt;
food and refreshments for all
participants at finish line. Tro-
phies for top three male and fe-
male finishers in 5K run and
medals for two three male and
female runners in each age cat-
egory and for first 300 finishers
in run.
El Paso Dental Con-
ference Run The 2nd
annual Tooth Trot 5K run/1
mile walk, hosted by El Paso
Dental Conference, is 8 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21, at McKel-
ligon Canyon. Entry fee: $20 in
advance ($15 military with ID).
Race day registration: $20 ($20
military). Information: Mike
Coulter, 274-5222. Online reg-
istration at raceadventuresun-
The Boys in the
Band El Paso Commu-
nity Colleges Theater Ensem-
ble opens its 9th season with
the Mart Crowley play Sept.
20-22 and 27-29, at the EPCC
Transmountain Campus Forum.
Directed by Hector Serrano.
Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and
Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets: $15 ($10 non-EPCC
students and military, $7 EPCC
students); cash or checks only.
Information: 831-5056 or
Lincoln Park Day
Lincoln Park Conservation
Committees car show and Chi-
cano art exhibit 11 a.m. to 5
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at Lin-
coln Park (Chicano Park), 4001
Durazno, with Latin Pride Car
Clubs car show, community,
booths, dance and music. Food
sold by Cafe Mayapan or pub-
lic may bring a picnic or grill.
Admission is free. Information:
204-1584, or
Art in the Park The
City Parks & Recreation De-
partments semi-annual arts and
crafts fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-
22, at Memorial Parks Reserve
area, 3100 Copper, with contin-
uous entertainment. Admission
is free. Information: 544-0753
Oktoberfest The 41st
and final celebration that brings
a taste of Bavaria to El Paso is
Sept. 20-22 in Building 747,
Carter and Pleasonton roads on
Fort Bliss. Courtesy of the Ger-
man Air Force Air Defense
Center at Fort Bliss, the event
includes authentic Bavarian
food, beer, music and a sou-
venir shop. Events begin at 6
p.m. Friday and Saturday and
11:30 a.m. Sunday. Tickets: $30
for Friday or Saturday; admis-
sion is free Sunday. Advance at
the German Store, 516 A-Plea-
sonton. Information: 568-3884.
This will be the final event
due to the planned closing of
the German Air Force Air De-
fense Center.
Impact Wrestling
TNA presents the Wrestling
World Tour at 7:30 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 20, at El Paso County
Coliseum. Tickets: $15, $45
and $65; discount for groups of
10 or more. (Ticketmaster).
Viva Mxico! The
19th annual celebration of
Mexican Independence Day di-
rected by Malena Cano is 7
p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 4
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20-22, at
the Chamizal National Memo-
rial, 800 S. San Marcial. The
celebration features Cano, Car-
los E. Ayub, Ballet Folklorico
Internationales and other
singers and actors. Admission:
$12 at the door; advance tickets
available. Information: 772-
Arrolladora Banda
Limn The Mexican
music group performs at 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21, at El Paso
County Coliseum, 4100 E.
Paisano. Arrolladora Banda
Limn was formed by clarinet
player Ren Camacho, who be-
came involved in local tradi-
tional Mexican music in the
mid-60s, and was a top-selling
act by the 1990s. Tickets:
$29.25-$41.75. (Ticketmaster).
UTEP Football The
Miners host the University of
Texas at San Antonio Roadrun-
ners at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
21, at Sun Bowl Stadium.
Ticket information: 747-5234,
544-8444 or
UTSA is playing its first sea-
son in Conference USA.
Chihuahuan Desert
Fiesta The Chihuahuan
Desert Education Coalition
(CDEC) will host its 9th annual
fiesta highlighting the animals
and plants of the Northern Chi-
huahuan Desert 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21, at Franklin
Mountains State Parks Tom
Mays Section (off of Trans-
mountain Road on the west
slope), with information
booths, vendors and other ac-
tivities. Information: 217-4233
Hosted by the Franklin Moun-
tains State Park, members of
the Chihuahuan Desert Educa-
tion Coalition will be on hand
to offer free presentations and
demonstrations. The event is
also part of Franklin Mountains
State Park Lone Star Legacy.
Admission is free, but dona-
tions are accepted to the legacy
Boba Fest Daniel Logan
is guest of honor at Sun City
Sci Fis special event 11 a.m. to
6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at
the Camino Real Hotel, 101 S.
El Paso. Logan portrayed
young Boba Fett in Star Wars
Episode II Attack of the
Clones and is the voice of
Boba Fett in The Clone Wars
animated TV series. In addition
there will be video game tour-
naments for Halo, Black Ops,
Star Wars Battlefront I & II,
Star Wars crafts for kids, cos-
tume making and contest, face
painting, jet pack making, ap-
pearance by the Mandalorian
mercs, numerous local artists
including Andy Perez and John
Armbruster, vendors include
Asylum Comics and Cards,
Mercenary Comics, Daxie Boy
Toys and others. Admission:
$5. Information: 526-7129 or
FEMAP Gala The
Friends of FEMAP, a binational
organization that seeks to im-
prove the quality of life for the
less fortunate in Juarez and El
Paso, will host its 8th annual
gala 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday,
Sept. 20, at the El Paso Con-
vention Center, celebrating 20
years of service plus FEMAP
Foundations 40th anniversary.
Tickets: $125; $1,500 corporate
table for ten. Information: 544-
Music Forum El Paso
Music Forum starts of its
season with pianist Oscar Mac-
chioni and violinist Mark 2:30 p.m. Sun-
day, Sept. 22, at the El Paso
Museum of Art, One Arts Festi-
val Plaza. Admission is free. In-
formation: 544-3081 or
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What: Mother & Daughter Self-Esteem Workshop
When: Saturday, September 21 at 10-11:30am
Where: Latinitas - 10935 Ben Crenshaw #207
Who: Pre-teen and teen girls along with their
moms are invited to attend this body image
workshop hosted by Latinitas.
Why: The Be Younique Mother & Daughter workshops encourage girls to
build confidence, foster a positive body image, promote girl power & em-
brace their inner and outer beauty.To combat photoshopping trends in mag-
azines & promote a healthy body image, this workshop series features
hands-on activities on self-esteem, body image, wellness & beauty.
Contact: To register, call 915.219.8554, email
or register at:
Be YOUnique Mother & Daughter
Workshop Promotes Healthy Self-Esteem
Thursdays 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Robert Hilary Hoy III Memorial Board Room
Explore the world of
art and literature while
meeting fellow mem-
bers with similar inter-
ests. Meetings take
place on the third
Thursday of every
month from 4:00 PM to
5:30 PM in the Robert
Hilary Hoy III Memo-
rial Board Room.
Some of the books se-
lected for the fall meet-
ings will focus on the
world of Discovering
the American Modern
1907-1936: The King
Collection. Light re-
freshments will be pro-
vided at each book
September 19
Winter in Taos
By Mabel Dodge Luhan
October 17
The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav
Klimt's Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
By Anne-Marie O'Connor
November 21
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
By Gertrude Stein
EPMA Members Free
Non-Members $10 per session
Please register by calling (915) 532-1707 extension 65.
The El Paso Museum of Art
Reading the Easel
Book Club
Fall 2013
Image credit:
Max Weber (American, 1881-1961)
Still Life with Flowers, 1936
Oil on canvas
El Paso Museum of Art Collection
Last Thursdays at The Hal Marcus gallery,
featuring poet and songwriter Gene Keller
WHERE: The Hal Marcus Gallery ,
1308 N. Oregon, El Paso, TX 79902
WHEN: Thursday September 26,
2013, 6-9 pm
We are happy to announce the Hal Mar-
cus Gallery is part of Last Thursdays
Downtown Art Walk, which includes
the El Paso Museum of Art, several pop
up galleries, restaurants and shops that
feature free exhibits open to the com-
Singer/songwriter and author of Tongue
Tied to the Border-44 years of El Paso
poetry, Gene Keller will be our featured
guest this month promoting his forth-
coming Christmas album entitled Hug
a Bum
Please join us for refreshments and live
Regular Hours: Tues. - Fri. 12-5 pm,
Thurs. 12-7 pm & by Appointment
(915) 533-9090
The Coolest Art Under the Sun
Gene Keller is a poet, musician and
teacher. He grew up in El Paso, was
educated here from first grade through
graduate school, and after traveling the
world always returned to his family
and friends in this sacred valley. He
currently teaches for the El Paso Com-
munity College.
His songs and poems concern the
themes of peace, love, and community,
often expressed with humor and in-
sight. His work has been honored by
the Pellicer-Frost Binational Poetry
Competition (three times in the late 90s
and early 2000s) and the Kerrville Folk
Festival Songwriting Competition
(three times in the late 70s and early
Keller, along with Hal Marcus and
Doug Adamz, is a charter member of
the Paso Al Sol artists group. Keller
and Marcus were members of Nuevo
Huevo, a performance artists collabora-
tive in the 1980s, and the musical
group 99 Names in the 1990s.
Keller's work includes a book of
poems. Oate and the Nightbirds
(1998), a CD of songs, Every Song the
Mockingbird Knows (2004), and a col-
lection of short fiction, Big Tent Ju-
bilee (2009).
Gene Keller
Continued from page 50
El Paso Symphony
Orchestra: Heart of
Gold - The Symphony opens
its season under direction of its
new maestro Bohuslav Rattay
at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Satur-
day,Sept. 20-21, in the Plaza
Theatre with guest pianist Van
Cliburn Gold Medalist Vadym
Kholodenko performing
Tchaikovskys Piano Concerto
No. 1, op. 23, B-flat minor and
Symphony No. 5, op. 74, B
minor, Pathtique. Tickets:
$15-$40 ($8-$10 students).
Discounts of 20 percent for
seniors and active military; 30
percent for educators, 50 per-
cent for students. Information:
532-3776 or
Alfresco! Fridays
The 11th season of free outdoor
concerts continues at 6 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 20, with Prime
the 80s Xperience (retro) at
Arts Festival Plaza (between El
Paso Museum of Art and Plaza
Theatre). Presented by the El
Paso Convention and Perform-
ing Arts Centers and the El
Paso Convention and Visitors
Bureau. No outside food or
beverages, or pets allowed. In-
formation: 534-0665 or alfres-
Tony Mena Memorial
Race The 8K race and 1
mile run/walk for PTSD Aware-
ness is 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept.
22, at Sunland Park Racetrack
and Casino. Presented by The
Citizens Commission on
Human Rights. Registration:
$20 ($25 on race day). Infor-
mation: Chris Rowley, 478-
5663. Online registration at
Packet pick-up and race day
registration is 7:30 to 8:15 a.m.
at the start line.
All runners receive color t-
shirt; with refreshments and
chiropractic checkups at the
end of the race, raffle prizes
and awards at the end of the
race including a pair of Spira
Trophies for top three male
and female runners in 8K; top
three overall military male and
female runners; top three male
and female wounded warriors
and top three interbrigade com-
Alamogordo Idol The
3rd annual competition is 7
p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 12-Oct.
10, at the Flickinger Center for
Performing Arts, 1110 New
York Ave. Alamogordo. Finals
on Oct. 17. Local singers com-
pete for the title and a $1,000
cash prize. Tickets: $4 per night
(general admission); season
pass $15. Information: (575)
437-2202 or
Golden Aspen Motor-
cycle Rally The 42nd
annual rally is Wednesday
through Sunday, Sept. 18-22, at
Inn of the Mountain Gods in
Ruidoso, N.M. The rally in-
cludes poker runs, trade show
10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, as well
as bike judging, tours, parade,
and other events at Ruidoso
Downs Sports Theater Com-
plex. Sponsored by the Ameri-
can Motorcycle Association
National Road Riding Conven-
tion. Information: (800) 452-
8045, (575) 257-8696 or
A Nite Lite Parade is 8 p.m.
The annual motorcycle parade
is 10 a.m. Saturday, beginning
at Lawrence Bros/IGA on
Church services are 9 a.m.
Thursday through Friday and 8
a.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Southwestern New
Mexico State Fair
The annual fair is Sept. 18-22
at the Luna County fairgrounds
in Deming. The event includes
livestock shows, arts and crafts
exhibits, a fair queen crowning,
parade, baked goods and pro-
duce sales, other food vendors,
rodeo events, livestock auction,
entertainment, horse shows, a
carnival and dances. Informa-
tion: (575) 546-5255 or swn-
Gila River Festival
The Gila Conservation Coali-
tion will host its 9th annual
river festival, The Gila River
is in Our Hands, Thursday
through Sunday, Sept. 19-22, ..
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DJ Spotlight | OOKAY
Intense shows with incom-
prehensible energy, music
with great supporters from
big acts across the globe,
as well as a likability and
intimacy with fans and
supporters around the
world are what make
everything Ookay. With
only six months time of
being in a fast-paced,
competitive and growing
industry, Ookay has estab-
lished himself by other as
a leader and being at
the forefront of a rapid
growing music genre.
With only six months creat-
ing music, Ookay has cre-
ated an imprint of a
growing sound within
clubs and major festival.
His first ever Beatport re-
lease with Ultra Records
has charted very well on
the electronica chart
peaking at #10. With
thousands of people sup-
porting Ookay, theres
no limit to where he
may go. Already as-
sociating himself with
names like Borgore,
UZ, Flosstradamus, RL
Grime, Mayhem,
Craze and more,
Ookay has gained
mass popularity and
a likability, not just per-
sonally, but musically
as well.
Ookay was recently
listed as one of Vibe
Magazines top Trap /
Moombahton artist to
watch in 2013. With his
recent release on the
Buygore Allstars Album
taking over dance
floors across the world,
Ookay is definitely an
artist to keep your eye
on with many years to
Americas Premier Trap and Bass Music Tour
Saturday, September 28th
Union Plaza Club District
Brought to you by:
J&K Present and CrowdSurf Concerts
Ticket info at:
Music Releases
September 24th
Continued from page 52
Gila River Festival...
at various locations in Silver
City, N.M. The event raises
awareness of the Gila River
with kayaking, birding, guided
hikes, a Monsoon Puppet pa-
rade, film festival, downtown
art walk, and gala dinner. In-
formation/registration: (575)
538-5555 Full schedule online
Keynote speakers include en-
vironmentalist and author of
The Wilderness Within: Re-
membering David Brower,
Kenneth Brower, and Tom
Swetnam of the University of
Arizonas Laboratory of Tree
Ring Research.
The Gala for the Gila
fundraising party and dance is
7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept.
21, at Murray Hotel Ballroom
200 W. Broadway with music
by The Roadrunners. Tickets:
$10 at the door.
The Monsoon Kids Puppet
Parade is 2 p.m. Saturday,
Sept. 21, from WNMU to the
Silver City Museum.
Red Dot Studio Tour
The annual tour is 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Friday through Sun-
day, Sept. 20-22 at studios and
galleries in Silver City, N.M.
Art demonstrations offered at
19 galleries. The free self-
guided tour brochures (avail-
able at any marked red dot
location) invite guests into
artists creative studios, pro-
viding an up-close and per-
sonal look into their unique
worlds. Techniques will also
be demonstrated in some of the
studios. Information: (575)
313-9631 or silvercitygal-
The Red Dot Gallery Walk is
Oct. 11-14; details to be an-
Fort Bayard Days
The annual two-day living his-
tory festival begins at 9 a.m.
Sept. 20-21 at Fort Bayard,
N.M., six miles east of Silver
City, with more than 25 living
history centers around the pa-
rade grounds Visitors may
bring their own picnic. Admis-
sion is free both days. Informa-
tion: (575) 956-3294, (575)
388-4477, (307) 640-3012 or
A dinner is 6:30 p.m. Friday
with guest speaker Dr. Doug
Dinwiddle talking on Lt.
William H. Emory. Cost: $15.
Vintage baseball games are
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.
Lunch served 11:30 to 1 p.m.
Saturday with a concert at 1
p.m. by Fort Lowell 4th Cal-
vary Military Band.
The Military Ball is 7 to 10
p.m. Saturday, with music by
4th Calvary Military Band and
instructor Ken Dusenbury of
Artillery Company of New
Mexico. Cost: $2.50 ($5 cou-
ples), children free when ac-
companied by parents.
Fort Bayard was established
as a US Army post in 1866.
Many of the buildings from the
early 1900s are still in use.
Lumberjack Day
The 20th annual event is 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21,
in Zenith Park, Cloudcroft,
N.M. with axe throw and
standing block chop and hot
saw competitions, demonstra-
tions and more. Visitors can
test their own lumberjack
skills. Admission is free. Infor-
mation: (575) 682-2733 for 1-
A Salute to Sun
Records Doa Ana Arts
Council as part of its 2013/14
Performance Art Series with
the musical tribute to Elvis
Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis,
starring Robert Shaw as young
Elvis at 7 p.m. Saturday,
Sept. 21, at the Rio Grande
Theatre, at 211 Downtown
Mall in Las Cruces. Shaw per-
formed a sold-out tribute to
Johnny Cash at the theatre last
year. Tickets: $25 and $30. In-
formation: (575) 523-6403 or
Shaw, portrayed the roles of
both Elvis Presley and Johnny
Cash in the Chicago cast of
Broadways smash-hit musical
Million Dollar Quartet. With
hits like Great Balls of Fire,
Thats All Right, Mama, and
Blue Suede Shoes the show
tells the tale of how rock was
born through the music and the
stories of those who lived it.
Tularosa Basin Wine
& Music Fest Rotary
Clubs of Alamogordo, Tu-
larosa and White Sands host
the 5th annual event noon to 6
p.m. Saturday and noon to 5
p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21-22, at
Alameda Park on White Sands
Blvd. in Alamogordo, with
wine samples from New Mex-
ico vineyards, live music, local
artists and vendors, food and
more. Tickets: $10 in advance,
$12 at the gate (age 20 and
younger must be accompanied
by adult; age 21 and older
must have photo ID). Informa-
tion: (575) 522-1232 or Tu-
White Sands Hot Air
Balloon Invitational
Alamogordo Chamber of
Commerces 22nd annual bal-
looning event featuring around
50 hot air balloons is Saturday
and Sunday, Sept. 21-22, at
White Sands National Monu-
ment and locations in Alam-
ogordo. Launches begin at
sunrise both days and come
down around three hours later.
Park entrance fee: $3 (free for
ages 15 and younger). Infor-
mation: (575) 437-6120 or 1-
Yang and Olivia Liu
Las Cruces Civic Concert
Association opens its season
with the husband-and-wife vi-
olin and piano duo at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Rio
Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main
in the Las Cruces Downtown
Mall. Tickets information:
(575) 521-4051 or
A Skylit Drive - Rise
Andrew St James - Doldrums
Au Revoir Simone - Move In Spectrums
Bleach Blonde - Starving Artist
Buried Beds - In Spirit
Cher - Closer To The Truth
Chvrches - The Bones Of What You Believe
Deer Tick - Negativity
Drake - Nothing Was The Same
Elton John - The Diving Board
Frankie Rose - Herein Wild
Ghostpoet - Some Say I So I Say Ligh
Gov't Mule - Shout!
Ha Ha Tonka - Lessons
Huerco S. - Colonial Patterns
Icona Pop - This isIcona Pop
Into It. Over It. - Intersections
Jesu - Every Day I Get Closer to the Light from
Which I Came
Kelley Stoltz - Double Exposure
Kings of Leon - Mechanical Bull
Lovers - A Friend In The World
Matthew Good - Arrows Of Desire
Mazzy Star - Seasons Of Your Day
Metallica - Metallica Through the Never
Oh Land - Wish Bone
Pink Martini - Get Happy
Promised Land Sound - Promised Land Sound
Sammy Hagar - Sammy Hagar & Friends
Sleepmakeswaves - ...and so we destroyed every-
Sons Of The Sea - Sons Of The Sea[Steel Cranes
Stewart Eastham - The Man I Once Was
Sting - The Last Ship
The Internet - Feel Good
Touche Amore - Is Survived By
Trentemller - Lost
Veara - Growing Up Is Killing Me
Willie Nelson - To All The Girls...
Nightlife calendar
September 26th
Laidback Luke @ Buchanans Event
September 28th
TrapFest Blockparty @Union Plaza
Club District
September 28th
Axel Boman @Pasha
October 4th
Jimmy Edgar @ Lowbrow Palace
October 13th
The Cure @ The Don Haskins Center
October 23rd
Holy Ghost @ 301
November 9th
Morgan Page@ Buchanans Event Cen-
November 11th
Baauer @ Tricky Falls
Head game
To promote quiet hands and arms in your swing,
you must release your head. Freezing your head
in place forces the hands to flip past the body. I
also believe releasing the head reduces strain on
the back and neck.
Im not suggesting that your head move up be-
fore the ball is struck. I mean that the head
should rotate softly, just as the forearms do.
Research shows that the head rotates in the good
swing because, under the stress of proper coil, it
has to. If it is not allowed to rotate, you will be
forced into a correction, making it difficult to
keep the club on plane.
So let your head stay in the center of your shoul-
ders and rotate with your body turn. How much
depends on your body build. If youre thin and
very flexible, as many tour players are, then the
rotation will be slight. Medium flexibility de-
mands a bit more, and if youre thick-chested
with low flexibility, your head rotation will be
This drill will help: Place a second ball
about 3 feet in front of the ball youre going to
hit. As you approach impact, rotate your head
and look at the second ball rather than the ball
you are hitting.
This players hat brim is pointing toward his back
foot. If he anchors his head here, the force of the
downswing will tear at his vertebrae and the soft
tissue that surrounds them. While everyone knows
how bad the golf swing can be on the back, a fixed
head can cause problems in the neck area, as
well. An immobile head can be a real pain in the
Here, the brim is pointing in front of the left foot,
showing how much the head has swiveled. The
misguided advice to keep your head down must
have been invented by a chiropractor in need of
Nip it
To hit an iron shot with spin
so it stops.
Weight transfer will
cure a pull slice
Q: I pull slice the ball and have done this for 20 years. I
cant seem to stop, no matter what I try. Ive had instructors
tell me to swing inside more, but that just makes it worse. Any
ideas? Ive included a cellphone video to show you what I
mean. E.B.
A: If you stop this video when your hands are waist high in
the downswing, you can see the problem. You have not trans-
ferred enough weight to your left foot; you are nailed to your
right side. Thus, your right femur is stuck, which means your
left hip has trouble turning.
Your trail knee and thigh should be canted in toward the ball
during the downswing. At the waist-high point, you should be
able to lift your back foot to show that there is no longer any
weight on it.
To get the feel of shifting your weight, stand in front of a mir-
ror and pose at the top, then slowly advance to the point where
your hands are hip high. Stop again and pick up your back foot
to prove that the weight is absent. Progressively speed up this
motion until you feel as though youre starting your down-
swing with a weight transfer not a hip rotation, but a trans-
fer. Then move to hitting balls.
(To Ask the Pro a question about golf, email him at:
Tigers quick
trouble tip
On the 13th hole at The Barclays,
Tiger dropped to his knees as his ball
hooked wildly into the hazard 40
yards to the left, a horrible shot
caused by a lower-back muscle
spasm. And while it wasnt good for
Tiger, it was a good demonstration of
one of the golf swings non-nego-
tiables: keep rotating keep every-
thing thats moving, moving. If you
stop turning your body, as Tiger did,
the club flips, and then its bushes
The real
Presidents Cup
The United States won the Walker
Cup for the 35th time with a 17-9
victory over Great Britain and Ire-
land Sunday. The first match was
played in 1922, and the amateurs
competition is named in honor of
former USGA President George
Herbert Walker President George
W. Bushs great-grandfather and
President George H.W. Bushs
Pre-shot routine gives you power
The so-called pre-shot routine
is actually a ritual involving the
exact repetition of a sequence
a repetition that creates an
aura of control, even when
things are going poorly. Here it
is in its simplest form:
Position: Stand behind
the ball and make your shot
plan based on your strength
and weakness profile. This
congruence between your plan
and your capabilities expresses
itself as a go signal in your
Relax: The relaxation re-
sponse is a scientifically veri-
fied bodily process that, when
implemented, allows you to
take control of your stress
Image: Image the shot to
cue motor behavior. Images are
powerful tools used by champi-
ons in all occupations.
Rehearsal: The practice
swing is a kinesthetic cue that
can serve as a perfect rehearsal
for your actual swing.
Aim, then align: When you
reach the ball, first aim your
clubface where you want the
ball to start, then align your
body where you want your
clubface to swing.
Physical swing:
Guided by imagery, the swing
itself is a freewheeling physical
act without manipulation that
relies on the principles of
physics. While there is much
motion, the swing is quiet. En-
ergy is exploding, levers are
dumping their force to the ball,
but the motion is a thing on its
own the ding an sich
(thing per se), Kant might have
said, if he had been a golfer.
Insider Takeaway:
Most golfers miss out on the
power of the pre-shot ritual. It
seems so trivial compared to
the actual swing that the ten-
dency is to skip it. But dont
make the mistake of equating
simple with trivial.
I teach in Florida all year-
round, and in the summer
the humidity makes it
hard to grip the club
firmly enough to control,
so something besides a
golf glove is a necessity.
Enter the BanditGrip, a
grip enhancer that pro-
motes a relaxed golf grip.
There is a direct correla-
tion between grip pressure
and shot feel. Excessive
pressure tends to lock up
the arms and shoulders,
restricting the swing. The
thin silicon material wraps
around the club to create
radial friction, so you
dont have to squeeze the
handle to death.
BanditGrips are $5 at
Silence as feedback
Teachers are in the shaping busi-
ness. Its my job as a teacher to
shape a students behavior, and
one of the tools I use is silence.
Will Rogers, an iconic shaper in
his own right, said, Never miss a
good chance to shut up. He could
have been a great golf instructor.
What I tell my student teachers at
Keiser University is, You have
one mouth and two ears, and you
should use them in that propor-
The cruelest truths are often told
in silence (Does this dress make
me look fat? silence). Psy-
chologist B.F. Skinner developed
the science of operant condition-
ing in which, using the correct re-
inforcement schedules, a teacher
(or any shaper) can mold the
motor behavior of a student using
feedback such as a verbal well
done, food, high-fives and si-
lence, a powerful negative rein-
I use a variety of shapers, except
for food (although I might try
M&Ms for the especially tough
cases). Some are readily apparent,
such as the bell near the computer
screen that I ring for epiphanies.
Next week, Ill discuss a powerful
hidden shaper.
Dr. T.J. Tomasi
is a teaching
professional in
Port St. Lucie,
Fla. Visit
hiswebsite at
Race: Sylvania 300
Where: New Hampshire Motor Speedway
When: Sunday, 2 p.m. (ET)
2012 Winner: Denny Hamlin (right)
Race: Kentucky 300
Where: Kentucky Speedway
When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (ET)
2012 Winner: Austin Dillon
Race: Smiths 350
Where: Las Vegas Speedway
When: Sept. 28, 8:30 p.m. (ET)
TV: Fox Sports 1
2012 Winner: Nelson Piquet Jr.
Chase for the 2013 Sprint Cup begins; rain-delayed GEICO 400
diverts attention from recent NASCAR headlines
Matt Kenseths victory in Sundays
rain-plagued Chase opener at
Chicagoland Speedway, a race that was
supposed to start at 2 p.m. Eastern time
and ended around midnight, allowed
the NASCAR world to enter Week Two
of the Chase talking about something
other than the shenanigans at Rich-
mond International Raceway the week
But the manipulation of the
finishing order of the Sept. 7 regular-
season finale at Richmond by Michael
Waltrip Racing and an apparent attempt
to do so by Penske Racing and Front
Row Motorsports wont been soon for-
gotten. The events at Richmond led to
stiff penalties from NASCAR, a change
in the makeup of the field for the Chase
for the Sprint Cup and new rules for
competition. NASCAR officials re-
sponded to the sports biggest scandal
in years by adding Ryan Newman to
the Chase field and dropping Martin
Truex Jr., adding Jeff Gordon as a last-
minute 13th entry, and creating new
rules forbidding drivers and teams from
laying over to affect the outcome of a
NASCAR chairman Brian
France said the unprecedented steps
were taken to try to help the sport over-
come the damage done to its integrity
by teams trying to get drivers into the
I think we wanted it to be
very clear, and we wanted to reinforce,
frankly, the cornerstone of NASCAR,
which is giving your all, he said. And
thats the cornerstone of any sport.
According to the new rules
introduced prior to the Chase opener at
Chicagoland Speedway, NASCAR will
require competitors to race at 100 per-
cent of their ability with the goal of
achieving their best possible finishing
position in an event.
The rules state that competi-
tors who try to artificially alter the fin-
ishing positions of the event or
encourage others to do so will face
penalties, including disqualification
and/or loss of finishing points and/or
fines and/or loss of points and/or sus-
pension and/or probation to any and all
members of the teams, including any
beneficiaries of the prohibited actions.
The rules do not apply to nor-
mal racing tactics, and do not apply to
start-and-park teams, as NASCAR
president Mike Helton said that those
underfunded teams are giving 100 per-
cent of their ability.
Additionally, there are new
rules in place for the spotter stand,
where much of the manipulation at
Richmond took place.
Going forward, there will be
only one spotter allowed per team on
the spotter stand. That spotter will only
be able to have two analog radios. No
digital radios will be allowed on the
spotter stand any longer. And the activi-
ties on the spotter stand will be moni-
tored by NASCAR using cameras.
Penske Racing and Front
Row Motorsports appeared to have
worked a deal on the spotter stand at
Richmond to have David Gilliland give
Joey Logano a spot on the track in the
closing laps in exchange for compensa-
tion in the future, but NASCAR did not
remove Logano from the Chase. Offi-
cials did put both teams on probation
for the remainder of the year.
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Matt Kenseth hoists the GEICO 400 trophy after winning the first race of the 2013 Chase.




The historic penalties as-
sessed Michael Waltrip Rac-
ing after Richmond, including
a $300,000 fine and removal
of driver Martin Truex Jr. from
the Chase, may not be the
only setback for Waltrips
Truexs sponsor,
NAPA Auto Parts, issued a
statement on its Facebook
page that indicates consider-
able unhappiness about the
incident and hints that the
company could pull its spon-
sorship of the No. 56 Toyota.
Here is what NAPA
had to say: The actions
taken by Michael Waltrips
Racing team this past week-
end, leading to the penalties
assessed by NASCAR, are
very concerning. We are dis-
appointed that a partner as-
sociated with our organization
would make such a significant
error in judgment. In addition,
we have launched our own
review to determine the future
of our partnership with
Michael Waltrips Racing
team. The NAPA Auto Parts
organization is proud of its
long-standing NASCAR rela-
tionship. We share a passion
with our customers for high-
quality racing and seek to de-
termine the best course of
action for our customers,
NASCAR fans, and the NAPA
NAPA Auto Parts
to review future
sponsorship of
By Christopher A. Randazzo
Buick Encore a petite crossover SUV
done right



When it comes to luxury brand names,
Buick is probably the most misunderstood
name in the auto industry. Some think the
brand was discontinued soon after the turn
of the century (confused with Oldsmobile)
while others think that Buick strictly caters
to those that retire to Florida. Both
couldnt be further from the truth and to
prove it Buick has spent the past few years
revamping and expanding its vehicle
lineup. Its latest addition to the family is
the Buick Encore.
As a crossover SUV, the Encore is little
measuring 10 inches shorter than Hondas
CR-V, or about the same size as a Nissan
Versa hatchback. But while its small, the
Encores sculpted and elegant styling iden-
tifies it as a contemporary Buick. Familiar
styling cues include a waterfall grille, lots
of chrome accents and portholes on the
hood. While maybe not grandpas Buick,
there is no doubting the Encore for any-
thing but a Buick.
Open one of the Encores doors and the
distinctive styling flows inside. The door
panels wrap into the dashboard where,
front and center is a seven-inch hooded
high-resolution screen. Its here where the
rearview camera, radio and navigation sys-
tem is displayed. And while it is a touch-
screen, there are additional controls for the
audio system on the center stack below it
as well as on the steering wheel.
The setting of the cabin is quite impres-
sive. An all-Ebony or a two-tone mix of
contemporary colors combined with bright
chrome and wood grain trim awaits its oc-
cupants. And at night, ice-blue ambient
lighting gives the Encore a nice touch of
class. Attention to detail is evident every-
where you look in the Encore.
Seating in the small Buick is surprisingly
comfortable. Up front, the wide seats make
long distance drives bearable, and in back,
there is plenty of legroom. Shoulder and
hip room is a little tight due to Encores
narrow cabin, so while its listed as a five-
seater, I would suggest keeping maximum
occupancy at four.
If you decide to haul cargo rather than pas-
sengers, both the rear seat as well as the
front passenger seat can fold flat to expose
48 cubic feet of cargo room. With all seats
in place, there is 18.8 cubic feet of storage
behind the rear seat - very reasonable num-
bers considering the Encores size.
Being that this Buick is so small, it doesnt
need a big powerplant to move it around.
Tucked under the hood of every Encore is
a turbocharged 1.4 liter four-cylinder en-
gine that is good for 138 hp and 148 lb-ft
of torque. Sound familiar? Thats because
it is the optional engine in the Chevrolet
Cruze. In the Encore, the only transmission
is a six-speed automatic with manual-shift
features, although all-wheel drive is avail-
The Ruby Red Encore that Buick sent
came in the top-of-the-line Premium Group
package, meaning it had lots of luxury fea-
tures like 18-inch chrome wheels, rain-
sensing wipers, a Bose sound system and a
host of safety features such as front and
rear parking sensors, forward collision sys-
tem and a lane departure warning system.
Of course, the Encore is also fitted with
leather seating, heated front seats, remote
vehicle starting and even a heated steering
Driving the Encore is quite entertaining. Its
small footprint makes it a breeze to handle
in heavy traffic. On the open road, the En-
core delivers a nice quiet ride.
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Paul Wolfe, crew chief of Brad Keselowskis No. 2 Ford
at Penske Racing, said after a meeting with NASCAR officials
and Sprint Cup teams and drivers that the location of the prover-
bial line that cant be crossed without incurring big penalties is
clear to him.
I think everyone should have a pretty clear understand-
ing of what that is now, Wolfe said. If you go out there and run
100 percent to your ability and run a normal race, then everything
will be fine.
Jeff Gordon, who lost a Chase spot because of Michael
Waltrip Racings manipulation but was later added as a 13th entry,
said it was time for NASCAR to react, and react strongly, so the
issue wont come up again.
Actions by Waltrips team in the closing laps of the reg-
ular-season finale at Richmond included a questionable spin by
Clint Bowyer to bring out the caution flag just as Ryan Newman
took the lead and was poised to win the race and take a wild-card
Chase berth from Truex. Then Bowyer and a third teammate,
Brian Vickers, fell back in the field and finished behind 22nd-
place Joey Logano, putting him past Jeff Gordon into the top 10 in
points and opening the wild-card spot for Truex that was later
taken away.
There is more concern to me that we get to Homestead
and have this come up again, so it needs to be addressed, Gordon
said. Usually what happens in a situation that gets to this magni-
tude, there is going to be an overreaction, and you understand that
and accept that. It might need to be modified over time, but I think
right now an overreaction is probably the acceptable reaction.
But Gordon also pointed out that the driver who started
it all with an intentional spin Bowyer escaped with no real
penalty, as his 50-point docking came before the points were reset
and had no effect on his Chase seeding.
A 50-point fine pre-Chase was no penalty, Gordon
said. I felt like [Bowyers spin] started all this, and that didnt re-
ally get addressed.
Series officials also instituted a new policy on restarts,
which have been a controversial subject all season. Going for-
ward, the second-place driver can take the lead before the
start/finish line as long as officials determine that the leader
stepped on the gas first.
At Dover in June, Jimmie Johnson was penalized for
jumping a restart and lost what appeared to be a sure victory.
Then, at Richmond, Carl Edwards reached the starting line ahead
of race leader Paul Menard, but was allowed to keep the lead and
went on to win.
But at Chicagoland, there was no controversy about
restarts, even though the second-place driver wound up with the
lead several times.
Matt Kenseth...
Kenseth gives the
fans a victory
burnout at
Bonus points earned by
Sam Hornish Jr. for leading
laps, tops among Nation-
wide Series drivers.
Rookies in the top 10 in Camp-
ing World Truck Series points:
Jeb Burton in fourth place,
Ryan Blaney in fifth and Darrell Wal-
lace Jr. in ninth.
Top-20 finishes for Danica
Patrick this season with her
20th-place finish at
Chicagoland Speedway.
Drivers suffering blown en-
gines in the GEICO 400 at
Chicagoland Speedway:
Denny Hamlin, Joey Logano, Cole
Whitt, David Reutimann, Brian Vick-
ers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Timmy
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I need to stress quiet because
Buick put a lot of effort into
making the Encore quiet by
keeping outside noises from en-
tering the cabin and it works.
For road trips, the Encore is
sure to win a lot of praise as it
practically glides serenely
down the highway.
Despite making less than 140
horses, the Encores engine
feels gutsy and livelier than the
numbers suggest. And the six-
speed automatic transmission
does its job perfectly shifting
at all the right times. At the
pump, front-wheel drive En-
cores fare well, getting 25 mpg
in the city and 33 mpg on the
highway. All-wheel drive En-
cores are a little lower, bringing
in 23 mpg city and 30 mpg on
the highway.
For 2014 the Encore enters its
second year with the only
change being the addition of an
optional blind spot monitoring
These days, Buick appears to
be on a roll. Sales are up and
their owner demographics age
is down. It started with vehicles
like the Regal, Verano and En-
clave and the Encore will have
no problem following suit. Of-
fering lots of features and
styling without breaking the
bank, Buick is back - with an
Buick Encore...
By The Numbers:
2013 Buick Encore FWD Premium Group
Base Price: $28,190.00
Price as Tested: $30,730.00
Layout: front-engine / front-wheel drive
Engine: 1.4 liter Turbocharged DOHC four-cylinder
Transmission: six-speed automatic
Horsepower: 138 hp
Torque: 148 lb/ft
EPA Fuel Economy: 25 city / 33 highway mpg
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Kyle Busch sweeps
Camping World and
Nationwide Series
races at Chicagoland
Kyle Busch has a 50-50 year going in the Nationwide
and Camping World Truck Series, thanks to a sweep of
those two races at Chicagoland Speedway. On Friday,
Busch won a hard-fought battle with fellow Sprint Cup
driver Brad Keselowski to take the
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Buschs second victory of the weekend was in the
Nationwide Series Dollar General 300.



Kyle Busch races Brad Keselowski to the finish
line in the 225.




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.. for his fourth win in eight starts this season and
the 34th triumph of his Truck career. Series points
leader Matt Crafton finished fourth and now has a
41-point lead over second-place James Buescher.
On Saturday, Busch dominated the Dol-
lar General 300, leading all but five of 200 laps and
taking the lead for good on Lap 31. Joey Logano
finished second, with series points leader Sam Hor-
nish Jr. third. It was Buschs 10th Nationwide win
in 20 starts this season and the record-extending
61st of his career. Hornish has a 17-point lead over
second-place Austin Dillon and is 36 points ahead
of third-place Regan Smith.
Kyle Busch...
Thirteen-driver Chase field
is finalized with the addition
of Jeff Gordon
Points standings and race re-
sults from Sundays GEICO 400
at Chicagoland Speedway.
1. Matt Kenseth
(finished first) 2,063 points
In his first season with Joe
Gibbs Racing, the top-seeded
driver in the Chase ran his sea-
son win total to a personal
record six by bolting past team-
mate Kyle Busch on a restart
with 23 laps to go. His 89 laps
led gave him the maximum 48
points for the race.
2. Kyle Busch
(finished second) 2,055 points;
behind -8
After leading three times for 67
laps and having the lead late in
the race, he fell to second place
after Kevin Harvick pushed
Kenseth past him on the decid-
ing restart. Still, he seemed
pleased with the results. It was
a great night for Joe Gibbs Rac-
ing, he said.
3. Jimmie Johnson
(finished fifth) 2,052 points; be-
hind -11
The five-time champion over-
came confusion on an early pit
stop when an official was
briefly mistaken about whether
a lug nut was tight and a bro-
ken jack on a later stop to score
a top-five finish and remain in
reach of the points lead.
4. Kevin Harvick
(finished third) 2,048 points;
behind -15
A strong run was aided by
some chassis adjustments after
the five-hour, 10-minute rain
delay, but a few more tweaks
were needed to fix a loose con-
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4. Kevin Harvick
...and contend for the win.
Had a lot of fun and came up a
couple short, he said.
5. Carl Edwards
(finished 11th) 2,040 points;
behind -23
After winning the regular-sea-
son finale at Richmond, he
never seemed to get his No. 99
Ford up to speed at
Chicagoland. We needed
things to fall a little better, and
I needed to make better deci-
sions, he said.
6. Kurt Busch
(finished fourth) 2,040 points;
behind -23
For the ninth time this season,
Busch and his single-car No. 78
team scored a top-five finish.
This time it came in spite of a
speeding penalty on pit road
that had him a lap down more
than a third of the way through
the race.
7. Jeff Gordon
(finished sixth) 2,039 points;
behind -24
A stirring run from the back
after a flat tire with less than
100 laps remaining showed that
the last-minute addition to the
Chase field is capable of con-
tending for his fifth Sprint Cup
8. Ryan Newman
(finished 10th) 2,035 points;
behind -28
Added to the Chase field after a
review of the manipulations at
Richmond, he moved up four
spots in the standings with a
top-10 finish despite not having
track position for much of the
9. Clint Bowyer
(finished ninth) 2,035 points;
behind -28
The driver at the center of the
controversy at Richmond had a
comparatively uneventful run at
Chicagoland and little to say af-
terward. It was a good night
was his only comment.
10. Kasey Kahne
(finished 12th) 2,032 points;
behind -31
Damage to his No. 5 Chevrolet
on an early trip to pit road hin-
dered his efforts. There were
like three or four guys clueless
on pit road; they are all stop-
ping and cant find their stalls
like weve never done this
before, he said.
11. Greg Biffle
(finished 16th) 2,032 points;
behind -31
He ran in the top five for much
of the race, but issues on pit
road and a fading engine in the
latter stages of the race left him
with a mediocre finish. That
isnt the way we wanted to
start, but we had a pretty fast
car at times, he said.
12. Joey Logano
(finished 37th) 2,011 points;
behind -52
In his first Chase appearance,
the 23-year-old won the pole
and led the first 32 laps. But the
engine in his No. 22 Ford
began to go sour mid-race and
finally blew after completing
175 of 267 laps.
13. Dale Earnhardt
(finished 35th) 2,010 points;
behind -53
NASCARs most popular
driver enters the second Chase
race deep in the points hole
after a blown engine sidelined
his No. 88 Chevrolet with 43
laps remaining. Its going to
be really hard to win a champi-
onship this far behind, he said.
Thirteen-driver Chase field...