Published by E.P. MASS MEDIA ADVERTISING INC. Vol. X No. 330 June 11th., 2010
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Not everyone talks about it.
By Joe Olvera ©, 2010
rom a bedroom
community of only 2,000 people a little more than ten years ago, Horizon City has matured into a sprawling area of more than 13,000 inhabitants. The city is still growing, but, says Horizon City Mayor, Walter Miller, “as long we don’t grow too fast, and as long as that growth can be controlled. “While growth is inevitable, and while I don’t see any way to stop the inevitable, still, we must ensure that our growth is controlled and that we don’t become a sprawling metropolis,” Miller said. “We need to develop it carefully so that or wonderful community continues being wonderful for those of us who live here.” Miller, who was first elected Mayor in 2007, and reelected for two more years in 2009, said he is from
a small town in East Texas, and moved to Horizon City several years ago as a “pragmatic” move. The community lies just east of El Paso, Texas. “My wife’s family lives in Brewster County, in East Texas, so we found ourselves traveling there time and time again. We decided
ated in an area known as the High Desert, has been undergoing a dramatic transformation with new development, new housing, new schools, and other amenities that didn’t exist before. This desert community offers something for everyone, including an airport that is on sale for $4 million.
“Our goal is to improve the infrastructure and to attract new development, including new businesses,” said Mayor Miller.
that the best thing to do was to live here and travel east. But, we did also fall in love with this little town, so close to the big city, but, far enough so that we didn’t have to deal with the big city environment,” Miller said. Horizon City, situThe Horizon Airport at 1345 Aircoupe, once known as the West Texas Airport, was built in 1978 by its original owner, Phil Barrett. However, family members are looking to sell the 174acre property, complete with
its one and a half mile runway, 60,000 square feet of buildings - which includes a fueling station, office space, and, of course, hangars. More than 30,000 aircraft use the airport’s facilities each year. Another feature in Horizon City is the new Horizon regional Municipal Utility at 14100 Horizon – a place where Horizon residents can pay their water bills and take care of other water needs. “Our goal is to improve the infrastructure and to attract new development, including new businesses,” said Mayor Miller. “We also need to improve our recreational facilities. This is something we need to work on and improve because our population is getting younger. Sure, we want to grow, but, we want that growth to be orderly and intelligent. For now, however, we like or city exactly the way it is – small, peaceful, quiet, and beautiful.”
Join us for a Free intimate conversation with a physician about gynecology concerns.
Sierra Providence Health Network (SPHN) has launched an important health series campaign for the women of El Paso and its surrounding communities. Dialog with a physician on relevant health topics is key to making informed decisions. For this reason, SPHN has developed an extensive series of free seminars called “Conversations with a Physician” - each one focused on a different women’s health topic. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and interact directly with a physician in this unique setting. SPHN believes that information is power when it comes to becoming and staying healthy. We hope you will assist us in spreading the word to area women. A complete list of available sessions can be found at the SPHN website or on the SPHN Facebook site (http://www.facebook.com/SierraProvidence). Interested participants can register online (http://www.sphn.com/women) or by calling 577SPHN(7746). Reservations are being taken for any posted session. Refreshments will be served.
Army BirthdAy And FlAg dAy ceremony
FORT BLISS, TEXAS— Fort Bliss officials and its Soldiers will conduct an Army Birthday and Flag Day ceremony at 8:30am, Monday, June 14 at Ready First Field, East Fort Bliss. The theme for this year’s event is: “America’s Army: The Strength of the Nation” – Army Strong goes beyond physical endurance and mental preparedness. It encompasses an indomitable spirit and high ethical and moral values. These are not only desirable traits in a person, but a Nation that wishes to live up to the ideals and vision of its founders. It was 235 years ago the United States Army was established to defend our Nation. From the Revolutionary War to the Global War on Terror, our Soldiers remain Army Strong with a deep commitment to our core values and beliefs. This 235th birthday commemorates America’s Army – Soldiers, Families and Civilians – who are achieving a level of excellence that is truly Army Strong both here and abroad. American Soldiers willingness to sacrifice to build a better future for others and to preserve our way of life is without a doubt, the Strength of our Nation. Continues on page 6
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NEW COUNTY ATTORNEY’S OFFICE MAKES SERVICES MORE ACCESSIBLE TO RESIDENTS OF THE LOWER VALLEY AND FAR-EAST EL PASO COUNTY
On Friday June 4, 2010, El Paso County Attorney Office will hold an Open House for its new Ysleta Annex location. The satellite office opened a couple of weeks ago, and gives far-East El Paso County residents easy access to all of the services the County Attorney’s Office provides, such as protective orders to victims of domestic violence, hot check collections, and elderly protective services. The new office is part of a plan by County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal to provide services at locations that are closer and more accessible to victims of crime who live in the outlying areas of the County. “It has been our experience that some county residents do not access our services because they do not have a vehicle or the time to travel all the way from Fabens or Tornillo to our office in downtown El Paso. Other times, victims of domestic violence who are undocumented immigrants feel uneasy about coming to the County Courthouse due to the constant presence of law enforcement officers. This new office will make it easier for them to access our services,” Bernal said. Bernal explained that despite any County’s budget constraints, she will continue to explore the possibility of opening County Attorney’s satellite offices in other areas of the County in the near future. “Our County is quite big geographically, and we need to look for ways to better serve and protect victims of crime, the elderly, and County residents in general,” Bernal concluded. The Open House of the new County Attorney’s Office is scheduled for this Friday June 3, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at the County Ysleta Annex, 9521 Socorro Rd., Suite A-3. Refreshments will be provided following a short presentation by County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal.
Stormwater Update 2
In last weeks article, I shared with
you the plans by the El Paso Water Utility Stormwater District to abate the effects from intense rainfall. The area I wrote about was around the city of Socorro. The areas further out from the city of El Paso also are impacted by the flow of rainwater through many massive arroyos. In 2006, the first flood event to occur was in the Clint area. Two areas primarily saw big flash floods. One was around Mankato road and the other area was just below the City of El Paso Landfill. The Mankato area was impacted because of so much development on the plateau above it. The plateau development is parallel to Darrington Road that runs from Horizon to I-10. The other area was impacted by a breach on the landfill water retention dams. In both cases, the flash floods originated at an altitude of about 4000 feet above sea level. The area where the floods bottomed out is about 3600 feet. That level of grade gave the water a great deal of speed. In addition to volume of water and sediment, the speed of the mudflow is not only a hazard to property, it is definitely a danger to life. We are fortunate no lives were lost. In both areas, the storm water utility will construct basins that span a wide area and have a retaining wall in excess of six feet. There will also be some smaller basins closer to the impacted areas such as the Ramirez Pecan orchards. These basins will allow the sediment to settle and will release the water at a much slower and safer speed. The problem for the Fabens community is much easier to resolve. There is an existing basin that requires some modifications. It already has the capability of holding back a great deal of water but only after the retaining wall is fortified and the actual basin is dredged open to increase the acre feet of water capacity. This basin is located between I10 and Cattleman's steak house. As with the other basins, the purpose is to allow any sediment to settle and then to release the water at a slower speed. The community of Tornillo is also benefitting from the Stormwater District. This is important to me because I, and my extended family, live in Tornillo. We have been there all of our lives. We have seen first hand how a tremendous thunderstorm nine or ten miles away can endanger the lives of my neighbors. The District plans to reinforce an arroyo channel just before the water hits our high school. The flood water then is diverted to a basin. Another basin is located further down the arroyo. Both basins will prevent the flashfloods that have occurred in the past. This past summer, I took video of a massive flow of water just feet from my home. The District has developed some very effective plans.
WHO: El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal WHAT: Grand Opening of new office in Ysleta WHEN: Friday June 4, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. WHERE: El Paso County Ysleta Annex 9521 Socorro Rd., Suite A-3
radioactive dump Site out of compliance with tceQ license
Advocates to host webinar on additional issues with importation of radioactive waste
AUSTIN – License provisions to hold radioactive waste at a facility operated by Waste Control Specialists expired yesterday, prompting watchdog groups SEED Coalition and Public Citizen of Texas to file a formal complaint with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) to enforce the license conditions. The failure to comply comes at a time when both WCS and the TCEQ have come under scrutiny by the Texas media. WCS has been pushing for new state rules that would allow the importation of “low-level” radioactive waste from up to 36 states to its site in Andrews County. Meanwhile, the TCEQ has been reprimanded by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for charges that its air permitting process is out of compliance with the Clean Air Act. SEED Coalition’s Eliza Brown noted that WCS had “irresponsibly told the [Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste] Compact Commission that it could hold the waste in question indefinitely, despite clear terms in its permit limiting it to 365 days.” “TCEQ has denied a recent request by WCS to extend the time limit by an additional 365 days, yet the waste is still on site,” Brown said. “This is just one of many failures on the part of WCS to comply with conditions set by regulators, conditions intended to protect our health and safety, as well as the natural environment.” The groups also called into question terminology used to describe the waste that would be brought to Texas under the new rules. “WCS and other proponents of importation repeat over and over again that medical facilities and research institutions need a place for their waste,” said Trevor Lovell of Public Citizen’s Texas office. Continues on page 6
By: “Doppler” Dave Speelman
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The Hottest in 16 Years!
Last weekend was one to remember. I will not forget
Sunday, June 6, 2010 as being the hottest temperature I ever felt being in El Paso. We reached 110 degrees and blew away the old record of 105 in 1996. The last time it was that hot was July 1, 1994 when we reached 111. The hottest temperature El Paso ever recorded was 114 set back on June 30, 1994. Anytime you see temperatures that hot, if there is any moisture hanging around, you can witness thunderstorms by what we call breaking the “cap” or “lid”. This can happen even though we have strong ridge of high pressure on top of us (keeping skies clear and temperature hot). That’s what happened last Sunday afternoon when those storms erupted and the wind cranked up. Let me explain. Normally, the sun heats the ground, which in turn heats the air just above it. Thermals form when this warm air rises into the cold air (warm air is less dense than cold air), a process known as convection. A convective layer such as this has the potential for cloud formation, since condensation occurs as the warm air rises and cools. A capping inversion occurs when there is a boundary layer with a normal temperature profile (warm air rising into cooler air) and the layer above that is an inversion layer (cooler air below warm air). Cloud formation from the lower layer is "capped" by the inversion layer. If the capping inversion layer or "cap" is too strong (too close to the surface), it will prevent thunderstorms from developing. However, if the air at the surface is unstable enough, strong updrafts can be forced through the capping inversion. This selective process of only allowing the strongest updrafts to form thunderstorms often results in outbreaks of severe weather. Think of a pot of boiling water with a lid on it. Eventually the boiling water lifts the lid and the water and steam erupt over the stovetop. This is what occurred when the winds switched around to the southeast and allowed some moisture from the Gulf of Mexico to enter. Big storms blew up in Hudspeth and Culberson county, a section of the atmosphere where the lid was the weakest. El Paso didn’t receive much rain out of this severe storm, although the wind really cranked up. Gusts were reported anywhere from 50 – 82 miles per hour.
What was the hottest temperature ever recorded in the United States? c. 134 A. 119 d. 143 B. 125
Answer: C – 134 degrees. It happened at Greenland Ranch, California, in 1913.
“Doppler" Dave Speelman is the chief meteorologist at KVIA-TV in El Paso. You can watch his forecasts at 4, 5, 6 and 10 pm on ABC-7 (channel 6 cable). If you would like Doppler Dave to address (explain) any weather issues you can email him at Dopplerdave@kvia.com.
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To Arizona Cops: How to Recognize Mexicans
by Joe Olvera (c), 2010 Now, I don't want anyone to get angry with me over the following column, but, I just want people to relax about their sometimes bitter feelings towards Mexicans - especially you people in Arizona. Recently, I wrote a column telling Mexicans what they must do to avoid being profiled by those who think that a Mexican is a Mexican is a Mexican. Now, however, I want to make the job easier for Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his henchmen on how to recognize a Mexican. Both columns were written tongue-in-cheek, asi es que, hay les va. Here's how to Sheck (er...Check) someone's Mexican status, without even asking: If someone can run and play any sport while wearing chanclitas - yep, that's a Mexican. With the Copa Mundial on the horizon, however, not even Mexican soccer players will be wearing chanclitas; If someone's late Tio left him a van and he turned it into a taco-vending business - yep, Mexican; If someone pronounces words beginning with the letter S by putting an E in front of it - i.e., Estop, instead of Stop - you got it, Mexican. My own sweet mother always prononced the cleaning product, Spic & Span as Espic and Espan. Love you, mom; If you knock someone on the noggin with your nightstick, and his/her mom chants "...sana, sana, colita de rana..." while she rubs the injured area - Mexican; If you see someone in church being pinched for being unruly, and the mom warns: "pobrecito de ti si lloras," or "vas a ver ahorita que salgamos y llegemos a la casa" right again, they're both Mexican; If someone you stop on the street and calls you "El cucuy," or "El Chamuco," you've got it right again. That person is a Mexican; If you see a bunch of women (Tias) wearing prom dresses at a birthday party being held at a park - safe bet, they are Mexicans; If you're congested when you stop someone driving down the street, and you suspect they're Mexicans, and if the woman in the car advises you to use "bicks" for your cold - sad to say, they are Mexicans. If you, dear, sweet police officer stop someone driving a car and his name is displayed almost everywhere in OldEnglish lettering - right again. He's a Mexican, vato! I could go on and on with my tips on how to recognize Mexicans, but, I think I'll stop here before I make too many of my Mexican brethren mad at me. But, hey, it's all in fun, que no? After all, getting rid of 12 million Mexicans who are in the U.S. illegally, is laughable. At least, I think it is. Or no? Sin Fin
www.emilmusic.us The talented singer from Texas has released his exciting follow-up album to “If You Let Me”, which was released in August 2009, much to the delight of his evergrowing fan base. Emil released his second album on June 1, 2010, marking a huge achievement in his career considering he just turned 16 in May. Emil, who lives in El Paso, Texas, is now preparing for a possible forthcoming tour that will hopefully build upon his fan base and get his music heard by more people than ever before. The album, “All I Ever Knew”, contains an eclectic mix of ten great original pop songs that highlight his smooth vocal style but this time Emil threw some of El Paso into the formula. Two El Paso, TX songwriters and musicians wrote six out of the ten songs that Emil recorded. Three songs co-written by award winning recording artist, stage and television performer, and vocal consultant Judy Rodman highlight the cd. This album was recorded at Hilltop Recording Studios in Nashville, TN, and its creation included some of the best studio musicians in Nashville including Mike Rojas, the Academy of Coun-
try Music’s 2010 Top Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year. It was produced by Judy Rodman and mastered by Tommy Dorsey of Masterfonics. For only being 16 years old, Emil’s life has been full of experiences. On May 18, 2010, Emil was invited to perform live at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Hope Awards in Washington, D.C. Moreover, Emil is donating all the profits from the sale of his new single “Missing
Child” to the center. In addition, Emil has been performing in musical theater since he was eight years old. Emil sums it up by stating that, “I love all music, it’s a way to communicate and share my life. It’s a positive force in my life and has always been a way for me to connect with family and friends”. His fans are encouraged to visit Emil’s website at www.emilmusic.us, which provides everything you could want to know about the young singer. As well as
checking out Emil’s music videos and photos of him, you can also sign up for the mailing list to receive news and information about upcoming gigs and new releases. Fans can also check out Emil’s MySpace page at www.myspace.com/emilmusicnow, join up to be his friend on Facebook at www.facebook.com/emilbishaw and follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/emilbishaw.
Continued from page 2 Since its establishment on June 14, 1775 the United States Army has played a vital role in the growth and development of our Nation, and has done so from coast to coast, border to border and beyond. During the observance, a narrator will describe the significance of each battle streamer (178) as they are placed on the Army Flag. Prior to and during the ceremony the 62nd Army Band will perform patriotic musical selections. El Paso and surrounding area veterans, veterans organizations, military retirees, family members, installation employees and the public are invited to attend this FREE and open to the public event.
Continued from page 4 “What they fail to mention is that of all the so-called ‘lowlevel’ radioactive waste stored at other sites around the country, since 2000 medical and academic waste combined has represented only 0.5% of the total waste by volume, and only 0.05% of the waste by radioactivity. ‘Syringes and booties’ will not represent a substantial component of what comes into Texas.” Lovell and Brown will be hosting an online briefing in conjunction with the Sierra Club’s Lonestar Chapter and the Texas League of Women Voter about these and other issues this afternoon at 2pm. Interested parties may register at www.TexasNuclearSafety.org.
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Think the man in your life might need a little fashion help this Father's Day? Or do you need to buy a special graduation gift for your nephew? Or are you planning a vacation for you and your husband? And you know who will get to pack for both of you! June is a great time to plan a fashion intervention for the guys. And Father's Day, in particular, is the perfect occasion to help "upgrade" your man's style through "strategic gift-giving," according to fashion expert Tom Julian, author of the recently released "Nordstrom Guide to Men's Everyday Dressing." "Consider thoughtful gifts that can make a marked difference in his everyday style," says Julian. His top fashion choices include a lightweight cashmere-blend cardigan or a slim dress shirt in a bright gingham check. Julian also notes that June is a great time to help new grads learn the in's and out's of business casual dressing and build a "workproof" outfit. "You can't go wrong with a cotton oxford shirt, a pair of trim flat-front trousers and a lightweight hybrid blazer," he says. As defined by Julian, the "hybrid" jacket is a "catchall" term for jackets — Cotton "slub" (textured cotton) T-shirt or polo shirt or V-neck pullover. "Think of this as an add-on to cotton pique polos or cotton pima T-shirt wardrobes," says Julian. — A five-pocket pant (not in denim), but in either cotton or cotton/Lycra or cotton/linen. "This pant is designed like a jean, but works very well for casual office days when worn with a woven shirt," says Julian. — The summer novelty "date night" shirt in a subtle pattern, such as a check with contrast collar, cuffs and novelty buttons. Colors tend to be more muted and sunset-inspired from apricot and melon to lilac and sky blue. — Flat-front walk shorts in cotton (possibly a 7-inch inseam). No pleats, please guys. — The expedition or field shirt with epaulettes and two patch pockets, which can be worn alone or as a shirt jacket layered over the cotton slub Tshirt. — Dark dressy denim jeans. For a romantic getaway, Julian suggests pairing classic pieces like a white buttondown shirt with the dark, slim jeans, which can become more formal with a distressed trench and tan buck shoes. It can be casual with a lightweight knit cardigan paired with driving mocs. — Driving shoes without socks. — Sunglasses (maybe updated aviators). — Woven leather belt to wrap it all up and go with everything. Sharon Mosley is a former fashion editor of the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock and executive director of the Fashion Editors and Reporters Association.
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button blazer. Most likely in a cotton,
that serve more than one purpose with multifunctional details, varying from smartphone pockets to convertible collars. He also suggests investing in polished accessories, such as burnished brown loafers or thin cotton ties in bold patterns to dress up a professional look. And if you're scoping out a gift for that traveling man, consider buying "wrinklefree" pieces for carefree packing. Flat-front twill shorts and trim linen shirts are other great ways to be comfortable on vacation, yet stylish at the same time. Another trendy shirt, according to Julian, is the utility shirt, which "can be worn for work or play and can double as outerwear for summer trips." But whether you're buying a gift for your favorite man or you're a guy who wants to spiff up your vacation wardrobe this summer, here are some of Julian's key items
Spiff up your guy's wardrobe with check shirts. The pictured shirt is BOSS Black "Pietro" Plaid shirt in light green multicheck. Photo courtesy of Nordstrom.
to update any man's closet: — An unconstructed two-
it is to be worn as an outerwear piece or tailored jacket for casual office days.
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deAr ABBy by Abigail Van Buren
relUctAnt commUter FeelS torn BetWeen greAt BoSS, cloSer JoB
DEAR ABBY: I am 23 years old and I adore my job and my boss. There is only one problem -- I must commute more than an hour each way, and the drive (especially with gas prices these days) is killing me. I have been with the company for more than a year, and I recently heard that the parent corporation is hiring for a position similar to mine in the town that I live in. I desperately want to apply for the transfer, but I have no idea how to approach the subject with my boss, since I feel I owe her so much. She hired me for the position when I was fresh out of college with absolutely no experience. Abby, help me! How do I ask to leave a job that I love? -- SATISFIED EMPLOYEE IN VALDOSTA, GA. DEAR EMPLOYEE: You are confusing a business relationship with one that is personal. You are also not the first person to want to leave a job because the commute is tiring and expensive. Go to your boss, tell her you heard a position is opening up close to home, and that you would like to transfer for the reasons you told me. Then ask if she will put in a good word for you. When she hears why you want to be closer to home, I'm sure she'll do it. ** DEAR ABBY: My boyfriend, "Jonah," and I share a loving and fun relationship. Apparently, I am better than average looking. I know this because people constantly ask my boyfriend, "Wow, how did you get her?" or, "Man, you must dear pay her Abby to date you!" I always give Jonah hugs and tell him how attracted I am to him, which is true. My problem is the attention I've been receiving has started to affect HIM. Now he makes comments about how fat he is (he's not), or that his skin is bad (everyone gets zits!), or that I should leave him for someone "better" looking. Abby, I love this man and want to marry him. How do I convince Jonah that he's my hot, sexy boyfriend whom I love to pieces? -HOT MAMA IN OREGON DEAR HOT MAMA: I can't script you, but when Jonah starts putting himself down, try something like this: "You're not giving yourself -or me -- enough credit. Life isn't a beauty contest. You appeal to me on MANY levels, and your looks are just part of the reason I'm attracted to you. Those other men are jealous of what we have together, and none of them can hold a candle to you." ** DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married for a year. It's my second marriage and his first. Because we were unable to afford a wedding at the time, we married at the courthouse. We are now having a wedding so we can share this with our family and friends. Some of our friends and family think we are wasting money or looking for gifts. We have not registered anywhere and have made no gift requests. Are we making a mistake? Should we simply have taken the money we're spending on this special day and put it toward a trip for us? -- BLUSHING BRIDE IN MICHIGAN DEAR BLUSHING BRIDE: Your mistake may have been in calling your celebration a "wedding." If you had called it a "renewal of vows with family and friends" it might have been more warmly received. As to whether you should have taken the money you're spending and used it for a honeymoon, I think it's a little late to be second-guessing yourself -- don't you?
** Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. ** What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in "What Every Teen Should Know." To order, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby -- Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.)
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the mediterranean diet: Up close and Personal
asthma, allergies, Alzheimer's and more. And there's no suffering involved. The Med-asin-medicine diet is delicious. adjust your carb portion according to the amount of physical activity you get in a day. 4. Consumption of fish, especially oily or 'bluish" ones, three or four times a week. This is getting to be a challenge in the Greek Islands, since the Mediterranean seas are over-fished and increasingly polluted. Even suspect fish are expensive. At dinner the other day, a Greek friend ordered fried meatballs instead of the "fresh fish" because she knew it came from polluted fish farms. Trouble in Paradise. 5. Consumption of milk and derivatives. Greeks love their few simple cheeses — especially goat cheese — and the stores are loaded with variations on the theme of yogurt. You can't force feta into someone's life, but if I could, I would. 6. Three or four eggs a week. The West went wrong when it scared people off of eggs. Come back! Eggs from healthy, happy chickens are good for you. On this Greek island, I have a chance to taste
Marilynn Preston NOTE TO READERS: I'm floating a vacation column this week, pretty much a repeat of last year's important message. The only thing that's really changed is the entire Greek economy. I am writing today's column from the same small, remote, magnificent Greek island I was on last year at this time. Blue sky, glorious sun, empty beaches. Be happy for me. A generous spirit is one of the marks of a healthy, happy lifestyle. I am here, on my towel, researching quality-of-life issues. The Mediterranean style of eating is considered by many experts to be the "healthiest diet in the world." Why take Harvard Medical School's word for it when I can take a 10-minute walk to a tiny Greek taverna right on the beach, where the owner cooks a fish he bought from his brother the fisherman just after sunrise? The much-revered Mediterranean style of eating is based on real food, locally grown, lovingly prepared by people who quote Homer. Today's field research also consisted of a slice of spinach pie and four sensational tomatoes cut into chunks, and splashed with olive oil and oregano. I can't get enough of the tomatoes. Is five tomatoes too many at one meal? Can a person overdose on lycopene? The meals are relaxed. That's important. And they feature unprocessed foods, healthy fats, fish, vegetables, legumes, a glass of wine. Or two ... If everyone in the U.S. followed the basic characteristics of the Mediterranean, we'd solve the heath care crisis overnight. I am serious. Eating this way — adjusting for ethnic preferences and level of activity — would be hugely helpful for preventing cancer, heart disease, strokes,
Pretty much. Not everything. Have you ever tasted a boiled zucchini? So what are those basic characteristics of the Mediterranean style of eating? This is exactly the kind of question a person on vacation in Greece likes to hear. For more details and good recipes, visit www.mediterraneandiet.com 1. High consumption of olive oil. It's sold here by the bucket and is used to cook just about everything. Olive
“If you want to develop your ability to live simply, do it for yourself, do it quietly, and don't do it to impress others.” — Epictetus
oil goes on beans, on greens, on cheese, on tomatoes, on fish, on bread and on many chins. 2. High intake of vegetables, fruits and legumes. "Eat your greens" was one of the first signs found at the Acropolis. The Greeks love their veggies, their local fruits, and their peas and beans, and so should you. 3. Non-refined carbs. Rice and potatoes are part of everyday eating, made delicious without butter. The trick is to eggs from hens I see prancing and scratching around their little houses on my late afternoon runs. It's a thrill, and the eggs can't be beat. 7. Moderate consumption of meat and saturated fat. Moderate is the key word here. Balance in life. The middle way. Avoid excess. The Mediterranean style of eating is part of the laid-back Mediterranean lifestyle that contributes to long life. (I'm saving my longevity research for a visit to nearby Ichyria.) Continues on next page
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You've got kids and toys, and they all have to get somewhere together. Designed by a mother for other mothers, My Toy Tote is a portable toy chest to keep all your tot's toys contained in one easy-to-carry pail. Little toy parts, puzzle pieces, collectibles, cards and more are all contained, keeping things nice and neat for kids and parents. Lightweight and easy to carry, this tote makes it simple to transport small items from place to place and makes cleanup a breeze. My Toy Tote is 12 inches wide and 11 inches deep, making it the ideal size for children's favorite possessions. The tote comes in a bright yellow hue with colorful graphics. It is equipped with an easyrelease lid that is secure yet simple enough for a child to open. The versatile tote can also be used for storing and carrying outdoor and pet toys
for outings in the park or on the beach. My Toy Tote, made by Argee Corp., retails for $8. For more information, call 800-4493030 or visit www.argeecorp.com.
spread disease. Tamlyn Weep Hole Covers provide a solution. The covers can be custom-cut to height as needed and used with all brick, stone and block sizes. Clear caulk may be used to really set them in place. Yet they are still easy to remove for cleaning and checking, both recommended every one to two years. The durable, non-reactive material is designed to last the lifetime of the structure. Not only do Tamlyn Covers keep unwanted guests out, they earn green points and improve your indoor air quality. Since they contain no pesticides, www.builditgreen.org awards points to Tamlyn for keeping unwanted elements out the natural way, as even periodic pesticide treatments pose hazards. The covers are also accepted by the Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star program in helping to achieve better indoor air quality by keeping pests, their allergens and odors out. A few more reasons to cover those weep holes: — Having open/unprotected weep holes is like having 300 open front doors to your
home or building, depending on design. — Mice can enter a structure through a hole as small as onequarter of an inch. Tamlyn Weep Hole Let the moisture and air flow while keeping unwanted pests out naturally with Tamlyn Weep Hole Covers. Photo courtesy of Tamlyn.
Covers retail for $68 for a box of 40 for new construction. Retrofit covers range from $42 to $338. For more information, call 800-334-1676 or visit www.tamlyn.com. Maggie Reed may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WEEP HOLE COVERS
Weep holes are both positive and negative — they provide ventilation and a welcome mat to mice and more. While necessary for construction, they then become an open door to unwanted critters and pests. During the construction phase of brick-veneer structures, gaps called weep holes are purposely built into the lower layer of bricks in order to allow the wall to drain and ventilate. The unfortunate side of weep holes is they allow pests free access to the interior of your walls. Weep holes are the most common method for roaches, rodents, snakes, spiders, scorpions, lizards and more to enter your home. Once inside, they can chew on wires, eat your food and
My Toy Tote helps kids, parents, grandparents and child care providers keep toys together for easy transport. Photo courtesy of Argee Corp.
Continued from page 8 8. One or two glasses of wine a day, preferably red, at main meals. White wine and beer are alternatives. 9. Nuts as snacks. It's almost too good to be true, but it is. Mediterranean-style eaters love their walnuts and their almonds, and so will you, if you decide to look into this Mediterranean Diet thing a little more. Not me. My work is over for today, and I'm so full I could faint. It might have been that second piece of spinach pie. I'm off for a long walk up, down and around the island. I have to watch for meandering goats. Opa! ENERGY EXPRESS-O! GREEK PHILOSOPHY 101 Marilynn Preston — fitness expert, personal trainer and speaker on healthy lifestyle issues — is the creator of Energy Express, the longest-running syndicated fitness column in the country. She has a website, http://marilynnpreston.com and welcomes reader questions, which can be sent to MyEnergyExpress@aol.com.
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FocUS on the FAmily with dr. James dobson
REWARDS CAN BE A USEFUL WAY TO INFLUENCE CHILDREN
QUESTION: Previously you addressed the use of rewards in influencing kids. Isn't a mother manipulating the child by using rewards and punishment to get him to do what she wants? DR. DOBSON: No more than a factory supervisor manipulates his employees by docking their pay if they arrive late. No more than a policeman manipulates a speeding driver by giving him a traffic ticket. No more than an insurance company manipulates that same driver by increasing his premium. No more than the IRS manipulates a taxpayer who files his return one day late by charging a penalty for his tardiness. The word manipulation implies a sinister or selfish motive of the one in charge. I don't agree. ** QUESTION: When would you not recommend the use of rewards? DR. DOBSON: Rewards should never be used as a payoff to a child for not disobeying. That becomes a bribe -- a substitute for authority. For example, Mom is having trouble controlling her three-year-old in a supermarket. "Come here, Pamela," she says, but the youngster screams, "No!" and runs the other way. Then in exasperation Mom offers Pam a sucker if she'll come quickly. Rather than rewarding obedience, Mom has actually reinforced the child's defiance. Another misuse of rewards is to pay a child for doing the routine jobs that are his responsibility as a member of the family. Taking out the trash and making his bed might be included in those regular duties. But when he is asked to spend half his Saturday cleaning the garage or weeding the garden, it seems very appropriate to make it worth his time. ** Dr. Dobson is founder and Chairman Emeritus of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80995 (www.focusonthefamily.org). Questions and answers are excerpted from "Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide" and "Bringing Up Boys," both published by Tyndale House.
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to Stretch Small Space, learn the rules and how to Break them
Rose Bennett Gilbert : I need ideas for a really small room. I'm thinking of making it into a little TV room, but it's barely 12 feet by 14 feet, although the ceilings are 10 feet high. Your suggestions are welcome! : Making space is more about creating illusions than actual square footage. And when it comes to creating illusions, color is always your best ally. Heed the rule of thumb: Light colors recede in the mind's eye, while dark Exuberantly overscaled artwork adds a dash of visual excitement to a small, calm colors press forward and tend to fill sitting area. Photo courtesy of Hickory White Furniture. visual space. Therefore, conven— Quality. First and foremost, is the a fine line between furniture and tional wisdom suggests light-colpiece beautiful to look at, well-prosculpture," Leigh observed. ored fabrics, walls and upholstery. portioned and carefully crafted of Ditto when it comes to small-scaled good wood (for example: with tight- "We've been living and breathing furniture and accessories. fitting, dovetailed furniture for 30 years," drawers)? Leslie confided. "My wife That said, it might be time to break says I talk furniture in my some of the "rules," as noted de— Rarity. Is it one of sleep." His wife, Emily, signer Lillian August does in the a kind or everywhere confirmed it. pictured small-scaled sitting area. you look? One of the most successful designSo, their collection includes ers to create whole collections of pieces as practical as they furnishings, August is known for her — Condition. TLC pays. Ditto for keepare attractive: "The Slice," sophisticated reinterpretations of faing the original finish. nesting tables hinged to pull miliar styles — maybe traditionalopen; "The Sidestep," a looking at first glance, but it always — Provenance. Where desk that curves comforthas a fresh touch. did it come from? The ably around the sitter; and more renowned the "The Skyscraper," a tall, Let's analyze the little seating area previous owner, the sloping shelving unit that in the photo. It's a study in muted can act as a room divider, colors that expand the space visually more valuable the item is now. too. — grays and black, sparked with gleaming gold on the pillows and a The Kenos know, as you may have The brothers tufted bench. The striped rug organlearned from watching the "Analso offered adizes the sitting area and aids the illutiques Roadshow." Today, Leslie is vice on what's sion that the room is wider. a senior vice president at Sotheby's most collectible today: "Furniture But no downsizing here: The center- and Leigh is president of Keno Development in New York. And, yes, with less ornapiece is a generous sectional sofa they do finish each other's sentences mentation, with and the artwork is dramatically and think alike, a good thing since clean lines ... the overscaled to add a surprise jolt of they have collaborated on a line of simpler the better visual excitement. By the way, the beautifully handmade furni... furniture that furniture is from August's collecadapts to the tions for Hickory White (www.hick- ture, which was introduced at the High 21st-century orywhite.com). See more of her Point Market by lifestyle." design ideas at lillianaugust.com. Theodore Alexander (www.theodore: Used furniture or valuable alexander.com). Rose Bennett antiques? What's the differGilbert is the coence? Comprised of 40 author of "Mancase pieces — tahattan Style" : Four key factors, accordbles, chairs, chests and six other ing to the Keno Brothers — mostly veneered books on inte— identical twins Leslie in exotic woods rior design. and Leigh, who laid them like ofram and tiger out for the press at the spring FurniCOPYRIGHT 2010 CREATORS.COM. maple, the Kenos' collection is as ture Market in High Point, N.C. much about art as furniture. "There's
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Continued from page 13 Florence Perchuk — a kitchen designer who was the first woman in New York City to become a certified kitchen designer (by the National Kitchen & Bath Association) — created the pictured creamy, calm contemporary kitchen. She transformed a space that, like yours, is in an historic building, one of the Grand Dames that border the West Side of New York's Central Park. Florence updates the meaning of "Grande," streamlining the MDF cabinets (from Wood-Mode's "Vangard" collection) and adding contemporary ideas, such as the tile floor "grouted" with sparkling mosaics. The sleek, glass-topped table with acrylic "ghost" chairs forms an eating area anchored by the ceiling-high column. Such columns are a fact of life in many old apartments (it contains the building's "arteries"). In the designer's hands, the column becomes a welcome asset: she puts it to work as a room divider. Hung with artworks on one side, it now turns a handsome face to the public space beyond the kitchen door. See more of Florence's kitchen magic and other projects at www.florenceperchuk.com. To survey WoodMode's custom cabinetry, click on www.wood-mode.com.
and backs — all the anatomical features you'd expect from a chair — but from there, flights of fancy really took off. — John Reeves, REEVES design artist, molded brilliantly colored resin over steel into anthropomorphically shaped chairs (and tables) beyond your wildest dreams — think nightmares! But they're already selling with price tags hitting $7,000 and up (www.reevesd.com). — Speaking of nightmares, pull a "Barnacle" stool up to a "Jellyfish" table from Designlush. Designer/craftsman Robert Brou takes inspiration from nature for pieces sold mostly through art and crafts galleries — and for lots: $74,000 for his "Porcupine" table (www.naturalismfurniture.com). — UM Project (stands for "Users & Makers") debuted something we hadn't seen before: a bench-slash-table made of solid cork, with an aluminum insert (to hold a wine bottle?). Price: $2,000 (www.umproject.com). Rubber foam, carbon fiber, steel with felt. Our favorite was plywood formed into a "deer" chair with antler-like wings and at least eight legs. Price: $6,000 (www.antoniopiosaracino.com). — Baltasar Portillo's "Skeletoid" chair is like sitting on an X-ray, with its golden steel vertebrae welded to bare steel ribs. Nothing spare about its great good looks ... or the price. But at $10,000, you're buying a piece of sculpture (www.baltasarportillo.com). Rose Bennett Gilbert is the co-author of "Manhattan Style" and six other books on interior design.
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Q: When is a chair not a chair? A: When its design is so exciting
that you just can't sit still! That's what happened all over the 2010 International Contemporary Furniture Fair last month, when hundreds of young and/or uninhibited designers brought their "way out-ofthe-envelope" chair ideas to New York. Yes, they had seats, legs, arms
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CINEMARK CIELO VISTA
Gateway West Blvd/Cielo Vista Mall Schedule good for Friday June 11th
the girl With the drAgon tAttoo*- CinéArts (R) 12:00pm 3:30pm 7:00pm 10:30pm A nightmAre on elm Street remAKe (R) 10:15am 1:15pm 4:15pm 7:15pm 10:15pm get him to the greeK*(R) 10:45am 12:15pm 1:45pm 3:15pm 4:45pm 6:15pm 7:45pm 9:15pm 10:45pm mArmAdUKe*(PG) 10:35am 12:05pm 1:35pm 3:05pm 4:35pm 6:05pm 7:35pm 9:05pm 10:35pm SeX And the city 2 (R) 10:00am 11:10am 12:20pm 1:30pm 2:40pm 3:50pm 5:00pm 6:10pm 7:20pm 8:30pm 9:40pm 10:50pm ShreK ForeVer AFter (PG) 10:25am 11:25am 12:25pm 1:25pm 2:25pm 3:25pm 4:25pm 5:25pm 6:25pm 7:25pm 8:25pm 9:25pm 10:25pm ShreK ForeVer AFter - REAL D 3D (PG)10:05am 11:35am 1:05pm 2:35pm 4:05pm 5:35pm 7:05pm 8:35pm 10:05pm
now Showing the girl With the dragon tattoo
06/11/2010 Rated: UNKNOWN Genre: Action/Adventure Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her beloved uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and the tattooed and troubled but resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) to investigate. When the pair link the disappearance of Harriet to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. The Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves. Starring: Michael Nyqvist, Noomi Rapace, Lena Endre, Sven-Bertil Taube, Peter Haber, Peter Andersson, Marika Lagercrantz, Ingvar Hirdwall
the Karate Kid
06/11/10 Twelve-year-old Dre Parker could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying -- and the feeling is mutual -- but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, and kung fu prodigy, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life. Rated PG for bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language Starring: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson
CINEMARK 14 - EL PASO
KARATE KID*(PG)9:40am 10:10am 10:40am 12:50pm 1:20pm 1:50pm 4:00pm 4:30pm 5:00pm 7:10pm 7:40pm 8:10pm 10:20pm 10:50pm THE A-TEAM *(PG-13) 11:05am 11:35am 1:55pm 2:25pm 4:45pm 5:15pm 7:35pm 8:05pm 10:25pm 10:55pm GET HIM TO THE GREEK*(R) 11:45am 2:30pm 5:05pm 7:45pm 10:20pm Iron Man 2 (PG-13)1:00pm 7:00pm KILLERS*(PG-13)11:40am 2:10pm 4:40pm 7:05pm 9:40pm MARMADUKE *(PG)9:55am 12:15pm
*NO PASSES-NO SUPERSAVERS
West side of El Paso at Mesa & I-10 Schedule good for Friday June 11th
2:35pm 4:55pm 7:15pm 9:35pm PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME (PG-13)11:10am 1:45pm 4:35pm 7:25pm 10:05pm ROBIN HOOD (PG-13)9:45am 3:50pm 9:55pm SEX AND THE CITY 2 (R) 10:05am 1:30pm 4:50pm 8:15pm SHREK FOREVER AFTER - REAL D 3D (PG) 10:15am 10:35am 12:25pm 12:55pm 2:50pm 3:15pm 5:10pm 5:35pm 7:20pm 8:00pm 9:45pm 10:15pm SPLICE*(R) 9:35am 12:10pm 2:45pm 5:20pm 7:55pm 10:30pm
Las Palmas i-10 @ Zaragosa Schedule good for Friday June 11 thru Wed June 16
*A-TEAM, THE (PG-13) 10:50am 11:40am 12:25pm 1:55pm 2:40pm 3:25pm 4:55pm 5:45pm 6:25pm 8:00pm 8:45pm 9:40pm 11:00pm *A-TEAM, THE - DIGITAL 10:05am 1:15pm 4:15pm 7:15pm 10:15pm *GET HIM TO THE GREEK (R) 10:00am 11:25am 12:55pm 2:15pm 3:45pm 5:10pm 6:30pm 8:05pm 9:20pm 10:50pm Iron Man 2 (PG-13) 9:45am 1:05pm 4:10pm 7:25pm 10:30pm *KARATE KID (PG) 9:50am 10:40am 11:30am 1:10pm 2:00pm 2:50pm 4:30pm 5:20pm 6:10pm 7:50pm 8:40pm 9:30pm 11:10pm *KARATE KID - XD (PG) 12:20pm 3:40pm 7:00pm 10:20pm *KILLERS - DIGITAL (PG-13) 11:00am 2:20pm 5:00pm 7:40pm 10:25pm *KILLERS (PG-13)12:50pm 3:35pm 6:15pm 9:00pm LETTERS TO JULIET (PG)10:15am *MARMADUKE (PG)10:10am 11:15am 12:35pm 1:45pm 3:05pm 4:20pm 5:40pm 8:15pm 10:35pm PRINCE OF PERSIA: THE SANDS OF TIME (PG-13) 10:00am 1:00pm 4:00pm 7:10pm 10:10pm ROBIN HOOD (PG-13)6:55pm 10:40pm *SEX AND THE CITY 2 - DIGITAL (R) 12:00pm 3:30pm 7:05pm 10:45pm SHREK FOREVER AFTER 3D (PG) 9:55am 11:35am 12:40pm 2:10pm 3:15pm 4:45pm 5:55pm 7:30pm 8:30pm 10:05pm 11:05pm *SPLICE (R)11:55am 2:35pm 5:05pm 7:55pm 10:55pm No Passes/Discount Tickets
Sex and the city 2
05/27/10 The continuing story of Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha as they struggle to manage their love lives, friendships and careers in New York City. Rated R for some strong sexual content and language Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Chris Noth, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, Jason Lewis, Mario Cantone, Willie Garson
06/11/10 Follows the exploits of a team of former Special Forces soldiers who were set up for a crime they did not commit. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of action and violence throughout, language and smoking Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jessica Biel, Liam Neeson, Sharlto Copley, Patrick Wilson, Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, Dirk Benedict, Dwight Schultz, Maury Sterling, Gerald McRaney
*NO PASSES-NO SUPERSAVERS
6101 Gateway West S.15 Schedule good for 06-11-10
12:40p 1:30p 2:00p 3:30p 4:30p 5:00p 6:20p 7:30p 8:00p 9:40p 10:20p *SPLICE- DIGITAL (R) 10:40a 1:50p 4:50p 7:35p 10:15p IRON MAN 2- DIGITAL (PG-13) 10:00a 11:30a 1:00p 2:40p 4:00p 6:05p 7:00p 9:10p 10:00p JUST WRIGHT- DIGITAL (PG) 10:55a 1:35p 4:30p 7:15p 9:55p LETTERS TO JULIET- DIGITAL (PG) 11:00a 1:45p 4:30p 7:15p 10:00p ROBIN HOOD- DIGITAL (PG-13) 9:45a 11:10a 1:45p 2:45p 5:10p 6:10p 8:55p 9:30p
*A-TEAM- DIGITAL (PG-13) 9:45a 10:30a 12:05p 12:40p 1:30p 3:05p 3:40p 4:30p 6:05p 6:40p 7:30p 9:05p 9:40p 10:30p *HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 3D-DIGITAL (PG) 9:45a 12:10p 2:45p 5:15p 7:50p 10:15p *KARATE KID- DIGITAL (PG) 9:45a 11:15a 1:10p 3:05p 4:50p 6:30p 8:30p 10:00p *KILLERS- DIGITAL (PG-13) 9:50a 11:00a 12:25p 1:40p 3:00p 4:25p 5:35p 7:10p 8:10p 9:45p 10:45p *PRINCE OF PERSIA- DIGITAL (PG-13) 9:45a 10:20a 10:50a
get him to the greek
06/04/10 Aaron Greenberg gets things done. The ambitious 23-year-old has exaggerated his way into a dream job just in time for a career-making assignment. His mission: Fly to London and escort a rock god to L.A.'s Greek Theatre for the first-stop on a $100-million tour. His warning: Turn your back on him at your own peril. British rocker Aldous Snow is both a brilliant musician and walking sex. Weary of yes men and piles of money, the former front man is searching for the meaning of life. He may have to coax, lie to, enable and party with Aldous, but Aaron will get him to the Greek. Rated R for strong sexual content and drug use throughout, and pervasive language Starring: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne, Colm Meaney, Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs
EAST POINTE MOVIES 12 I-10 & Lee Trevino Schedule good for 06/11 - 06/17/10
ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2010) (2-D) (PG)12:00 | 1:00 | 2:10 | 3:10 | 4:30 5:20 | 7:40 | 10:00 CLASH OF THE TITANS (PG-13) 12:15 | 1:15 | 2:20 | 3:20 | 4:25 5:25 | 6:45 | 7:30 | 9:00 | 9:50 DIARY OF A WIMPY KID (PG)12:35 | 1:35 | 2:35 | 3:35 | 4:25 6:35 | 7:45 | 8:35 FURRY VENGEANCE (PG)12:40 | 2:55 | 4:55 | 7:15 | 9:30 HOT TUB TIME MACHINE (R)4:40 | 9:25 KICK-ASS (R)12:45 | 3:05 | 5:20 | 7:35 | 9:55 MACGRUBER (R)12:55 | 2:45 | 5:10 | 7:10 | 9:10 OUR FAMILY WEDDING (PG-13) 5:30 | 9:40 SHUTTER ISLAND (R) 6:40 | 9:20 BOUNTY HUNTER (PG-13) 12:25 | 2:30 | 4:45 | 6:55 | 9:20 THE LAST SONG (PG) 12:20 | 2:25 | 4:35 | 6:50 | 9:15 THE LOSERS (PG-13) 12:05 2:15 7:00
For Phil and Debbie Winslow, moving their family from Kansas to the O.C. is a big deal. For their enormous Great Dane "Marmaduke," however, the move means a whole new way of life. It's chaos at home and awkward at work as the Winslows struggle to control their angsty teenage canine. Rated PG for some rude humor and language Starring: David Walliams, Finley Jacobsen, Caroline Sunshine, Ron Perlman, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
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PREMIERE MONTWOOD 7
2200 N. Yarbrough
Schedule good for June 11 ALICE IN WONDERLAND (PG) 12:00p 2:20p 4:40p 7:00p 9:30p CLASH OF THE TITANS (PG13)12:15p 2:40p 5:05p 7:30p 9:45p DIARY OF A WIMPY KID (PG) 12:20p 2:35p 4:50p 7:05p 9:20p FURRY VENGEANCE (PG) 12:05p 2:15p 4:25p HOT TUB TIME MACHINE (R) 6:45p 8:55p KICK ASS (R)1:40p 4:20p 6:50p 9:20p THE LAST SONG (PG) 12:00p 2:20p 4:40p 7:00p 9:25p
Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Schedule good for 6/11- 6/17
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This very funny Tony Award winning musical comedy, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, opened on Broadway where it delighted audiences, received critical acclaim, and earned three Drama Desk and two prestigious Tony Awards. The story focuses on six quirky young competitors at a spelling bee who learn that they don’t have to win to be winners. Three or four audience members are invited to take part of every performance as guest spellers, bringing the entire audience into the show. Another unique characteristic of the show is its heavy use of improvisation. For example, the Vice Principal, who provides words to the students, improvises a sentence for each word being spelled, as well as fun facts about the contestants including the guest audience members.
This show is not appropriate for young children! If you do not know THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, please check out their web-site at www.spellingbeethemusical.com or check out the “Spelling Bee” videos on youtube! Dinner Performances (7:00 P.M.) July 9, 10, 15*, 16**,17, 21*, 22*, 23, 24, 2010 (*Discount Dinner Performance) ** Sold Out Performances Matinee Dinner Performance (1:30 P.M.) July 11, 2010* (Meal Served) (*Discount Dinner Performance) No Dinner Matinee Performances (2:30 P.M.) July 18, 25, 2010 (No Meal Served) Summer Show Tickets On Sale UTEP Students/Fac/Staff & Groups 20+ June 7, 2010 General Public June 8, 2010 Menu: Barbeque Brisket, Oven-Browned Potatoes, Vegetable Medley, Garden Salad with House Dressing, Snowflake Dinner Rolls, Coffee, Iced Tea, Mile-High Ice Cream Pie *Children 3 years and under are not allowed in the theatre. **One ticket per valid ID. ALL TICKET PRICES INCLUDE A $1.50 UTEP FACILITY FEE Tickets available at the UTEP Ticket Center (2901 N. Mesa – directly in front of the Don Haskins Center) (915) 747-5234 and at all Ticketmaster Outlets Charge tickets by phone by calling the UTEP Ticket Center at (915) 747-5234 or the Ticketmaster Charge by Phone line (800) 745-3000. Order tickets online at www.ticketmaster.com FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (915) 747-6060
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Calendar of upcoming events for El Paso/ Southern New Mexico are from June 11th thru June 17th. 2010
If you want your upcoming event listed in SPOTLIGHT’S Out & About section, please send all your relevant data by e-mail to: email@example.com
Chris Chandler and Paul Benoit — The poet
tumbleworldsproject.com, freeholeslam.com or chrischandler.com.
and world-class roots guitar guru team up to perform a multimedia minstrel show at 7 p.m. Friday, June 11, at Tortuga’s Subs & Lounge, 702
‘Viva El Paso!’ — The summertime pageant returns to McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre for its 33rd season at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, June 4-Aug. 7, offering an array of multicolored costumes, electrifying musical production numbers, and legendary characters. The out-
door musical extravaganza highlights the four major cultures of the region, through drama, song and dance, that have called El Paso home: Native American, Spanish Conquistadors, Mexican and Western American. Tickets: $18.20 general admission. Dinner show: $24.35 ($14.05 age 12 and younger). (Ticketmaster) Information: 2311165 or viva-ep.org.
bums, earning more than 70 platinum and gold records, Grammy nominations and a MTV Award for Best International Video. Tickets: $52, $72, $92, $127, plus service charge. (Ticketmaster). event also will dedicate a 50x100 foot flag donated by VFW 8550, and will put up 50 state-sponsored flags and six service flags after the dedication. Information: Jimmy Melver, 549-5031.
Ballet Folklorico El Paso — The troupe’s annual celebration of the sight and sounds of Mexico at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 11-12, at the Chamizal Sur Reservation. St. Anthony is patron saint of the Tigua tribe in Ysleta. The celebration, primarily religious in nature, is free and open to the public. Information: 8598053.
‘Red Herring’ – El Paso
Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents Michael Hollister’s enigmatic Cold-War era com-
‘Voice Recital’ — Teen
and pre-teen students of Dan Wright will sing in German, Italian and English at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at First Christian Church, 901 Arizona (enter on Ange). WAdmission is free. Information: 542-1110.
Myrtle. Their performance has been called “the most radically creative act on the coffee house circuit. Sponsored by Free Holé Slam and The Tumblewords Project. Admission is free; BYOB. Information: Donna, 328-5484,
Music Under the Stars — The 27th summer
National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Directed by Maestro Arturo Guerrero. Ticket: $7. Information: 5264293. concert series, Music Under the Stars World Festival, presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, features local and international performers 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays, June 13-Aug. 15, at the Chamizal National Memorial amphitheater, 800 S. San Marcial. The June 13 concert is Brasil Brazil Show (Samba/Lambada/Bossa
edy May 28-June 19. Directed by Melissa Spaulding. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military/students). Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com.
Miss Border City Queens Pageants —
Women from all over El Paso will vie for the titles of Miss Border City Queen and Miss Teen Border City Queen 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at El Paso High School Auditorium, 800 E. Schuster. Contestants compete in evening gown, interview and swimsuit categories. Information: 3092576 or myspace.com/elpasopageants.
Chivas El Paso Patriots Soccer — The professional soccer team’s home games are 8 p.m. at Patriot Stadium, 6941 Industrial. Tickets: $4 ($3 military; $1 ages 12 ad younger). Informa-
Flag Day Ceremony
— The El Paso Texas “Flags Across America” chapter will host its annual ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday, June 14, at the Old Glory Memorial, corner of Diana and Gateway North (Entry on Kenworthy). The
Chayanne — The Latin
superstar performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at the El Paso County Coliseum. Nova). Admission is free. Information: 541-4481 (MCAD), 532-7273 (Chamizal) or elpasoartsandculture.org. Music Under the Stars fans often come early for picnics and cookouts. Lawn chairs and blankets are the norm, and grills are available — as are food and drink booths. Grills permitted in park, but not within the amphitheater itself. No glass containers or pets permitted at park. Continues on page 22
tion/tickets: 771-6620 or elpaso-patriots.com. Friday, June 11 — Dallas Fort Worth Tornados
Chayanne has made his mark as a singer and soap opera actor, selling millions of al-
St. Anthony’s Day Celebration — The annual commemoration of Sunday, June 13, at Ysleta del
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Dog Wash — Petland,
1331 George Dieter, will host a charity dog wash benefiting Candlelighters noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 12. Pets
should be on leash at all times. Wash only is $10; pet owners should bring their own towels and be prepared to help, if necessary. Nail trimming and ear cleaning offered for $5 each or $8 for both services. Information: 593-2200.
Bob Burns and Mike Caranda Orchestra
— The big-band style orches-
tra led by Bob Burns and featuring Judy Day will host its afternoon Tea Dance 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 13, at El Paso Country Club, 5000 Country Club Place. The band has been presenting Sunday afternoon “Tea Dances” since 1984 and features all ball-
room styles, including tango, waltz, jitterbug, swing, chacha, mambo, polka, rumba and more. Full bar and country club menu available for dancers. Admission: $15. Information: 799-5684 or (575) 525-9333. This month’s dance celebrates Mike Caranda’s 92nd birthday with a full ballroom dance.
The Rattler Outdoor Challenge — The outdoor
sports challenge hosted by El Paso Marathon Foundation is 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 13, beginning at Franklin Mountain State Park’s Tom Mays Park off Transmountain Road. Categories include individual, military, youth and corporate. Registration cost varies with each category. Information: 274-5222. or Online registration at ElPasoRattler.com.
nual festival’s 2010 Potpourri Concert featuring La Catrina Quartet and the winners of the 2010 Young Musicians Competition, Wesley Yu, and Andrea Guevara, is 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Center. Festival founder, pianist Louise Houghton, will also perform. Tickets: $15 ($10 seniors/military; $5 students) Available at the door or through Ticketmaster. Information: 449-0619 or epsmf.org.
Danny B. Harvey —
The rockabilly guitarist performs 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday, June 12, at Badlands Billiards, 7792 Franklin. Also performing are Ryan Bradley Affair (former members of Devil Doll) and Nino Inferno. Admission: $12. Information: 208-7093.
Maya Home Entertainment
The heart knows no border…
tween them, their friends, and their families. The young vigilantes finally come to realize that they are as vulnerable and as helpless as the immigrants they once chased across the border. Directed by Ron Daniels, THE WAR BOYS stars Peter Gallagher (“Californication,” SEX, LIES and VIDEOTAPES,) Benjamin Walker (FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS,) Victor Rasuk (“E.R”, LORDS OF DOGTOWN, CHE,) Brian J. Smith (“SGU Stargate Universe,”) Greg Serano (TERMINATOR SALVATION,) and Micaela Nevárez (PRINCESAS.) DVD Specs: Genre: Romance/Drama Country: USA Duration: 1 hr. 32 min. Studio: Maya Home Entertainment (DVD)The Group Entertainment- Snapping Turtle Films. Produced by: John Hart and Matt Parker Written by: Naomi Wallace & Bruce McLeod Music by: Stephen Cullo Directed by: Ron Daniels Cast: Victor Rasuk, Benjamin Walker, Brian J Smith, Greg Serano, Teresa Yenque, Cheyenne Serano, with Micaela Nevárez and Peter Gallagher. Format: Standard DVD- English with Spanish subtitles Price: $24.98 (SRP)
Arabian Nights — UTEP’s 6th annual Arabian Nights Showcase is 7 p.m. Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12-13, at UTEP’s Dinner Theatre, starring Danyavaad and The
Carrizozo Cowboy Day — The community of
SOUTHERN NEW MExICO
Carrizozo, N.M. hosts a celebration of cowboy life and lifestyles on the range Satur-
David (Benjamin Walker), George (Brain J Smith), and Greg (Viktor Rasuk), best friends since high school, are “The War Boys”. They used to perch on the US-Mexican border, waiting to spot illegal immigrants who were trying to run into the United States. Sometimes, without a thought for the immigrants, the boys chased them across the wasteland and back across the border – just for fun. It was just one of those games boys played to make themselves feel big. But high school’s over now. David is unexpectedly home from his freshman year of college and the War Boys have been reunited. Now the boys come up with a new plan – they steal a truck from David’s father trucking company, filled with what they believe to be black market televisions. Their plan to sell them, make a quick buck and move to New York is complicated, however, when the contents of the truck prove to be much more sinister than the boys had thought. Meanwhile new feelings and relationships are forming be-
Alfresco! Fridays — The free outdoor concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 10 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). Presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0689, 541-4481, or alfrescofridays.com. June 11 — Karma (rock) Strunz and Farah — The world renowned acoustic
guitar duo performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 12, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium, with special guest harpist Carlos Guedes. Tickets: $28 and $35, plus service charges. (Ticketmaster).
Shimmy Sisters with special guests Jitano & The Desert Prophets. Tickets: $15, plus service charge. (Ticketmaster). Information: 747-5234 or theshimmysisters.com. Danyavaad’s original music is Middle Eastern lounge mixed with Indian vibes and rock. They play live original Middle Eastern flavored music featuring the electric sitar and tribal drum beats. Opening for Danyavaad is El Paso’s lost gypsy band reuniting after 10 years, Jitano & the Desert Prophets, featuring The Shimmy Sisters’ father Hal Marcus on percussion, Adam Schydlower on guitar, and Nathan on violin.
day, June 12, at Hemphill Arena, on Hwy 54 (quartermile south of Carrizozo) featuring a parade, chuckwagon dinner, demonstrations, cowboy poetry, music, vendors and more. Ranch rodeo begins at 1 p.m. Cost: $5 per car. Information: Verla, (575) 648-2265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elephant Butte Chile Challenge — The 20th
annual cook-off is Saturday, June 12, in the Desert Cove
El Paso Summer Music Festival - The an-
camping area of Elephant Butte State Park. Several area cooks compete to have the best and hottest red and green chile in the southwest. Tasting begins at 11 a.m. Proceeds will benefit local charities. Park fee waived for the event. Tasting cups are available for a small donation. Information: (575) 894-3264 or (575) 7445292.
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Raft the Rio Festival
— The Southwest Environmental Center’s 13th annual event is Saturday, June 12, in Las Cruces. A kids’ race starts at 10 a.m. and the 3-mile open race at 10:15 a.m. at La Llorona Park on Picacho and ends at the Calle de Norte (Mesilla) Bridge. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Entry fee is $10 per raft in advance; $20 on race day per vessel and two participants (plus $5
mission is free. Information: (575) 546-1184 email@example.com.
Hafla at the Grapevine — The
Grapevine, 3900 W. Picacho, Las Cruces, will host its 10th annual night of Middle Eastern, African and Indian
filmmakers and visual artists June 11-27 at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Directors Megan McQueen and Shannon Ellison seek audio recordings of songs by local composers to be matched with local filmmakers to create a music video to the composition. The same songs will also be paired with choreographers to set the piece with a group of dancers. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays, June 20 and 27, with a Thursday performance at 7 p.m. June 24. Tickets: $10 ($9 students and seniors age 65 and older). Information/reservations: (575) 523-1223. The performances will feature the film and dance pieces simultaneously, though they were created independently. Hence the title of the show “Chance.” ‘
for each additional crew member age 13 and older). At least half of crew members in kids’ division must be 13 or older. Teams may pre-register at the Environmental Center. Refreshments served at finish line. Spectator admission is free. Information or registration: (575) 522-5552 or wildmesquite.org. To be eligible for prizes, vessels must be non-motorized and made mostly or entirely of recycled materials. All participants must wear flotation devices. Prize categories include: best use of recycled materials, least likely to finish (must be floating at race start), first to finish, most spirited, best theme and “Champion of the River.”
music, dance and food 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, June 13. A variety of entertainers and a Middle Eastern bazaar will be featured. Tickets: $8 ($5 ages 4-12). Admission includes one “nosh” or “a la carte” food item. Additional food items available for purchase. Information: Azadeh, (575) 644-4156. “Hafla” means a party or coming together of music, dance and song. Guests may bring their instruments and talent and join in.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’– The Las
Cruces Community Theatre, in the city’s Downtown Mall,
Music in the Parks — The City of Carrizozo, N.M. presents a potluck and concert featuring Ruidoso septet Top Brass Sunday, June 13, at
Luna Rossa Art & Wine Festival - The
Southwest Artists and Luna Rossa Winery’s annual wine
McDonald Park, as part of its free summer outdoor music events. Top Brass performs several genres including pop, classical and jazz. Potluck begins at 5 p.m., concert is 6 to 7 p.m. Information: (575) 648-2757. and juried art festival is 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 12-13, at Luna Rossa Winery in Deming. Ad-
‘Chance’— No Strings
Theater Company will present a collaborative performance of local songwriters, dancers,
ends its season with the musical by Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice June 11-27. Directed by Dale Pawley. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Gala opening night is June 11. Tickets: $8-$9. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org. The musical tells the biblical story of Joseph, who is sold into slavery in Egypt by his brothers after his father gives him a gift that ignites their jealousy. Using his gift to interpret dreams, Joseph rises from lowly slave to become Pharaoh’s righthand man, while his brothers find their fortunes falling fast as a famine strikes the land.
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With age and good taste come certain inhibitions that keep us from engaging with one another as fully as we could. This week, some of those inhibitions will be lifted when Venus travels into the land of Leo. One does not have to be a teenager to experience the indelible qualities of young love. The unrefined, immature, silly and playful side of romance will stir up scenarios that won't soon be forgotten. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You'll work with those who like to talk things through, weigh the consequences and speculate about the end result of every decision. In contrast, you just do what feels right. It will benefit you to listen to the logic others present — it's a good education. However, you'll still do what feels right, regardless of the rest. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). This week loosens up your working process. Stream of consciousness writing, speaking or drawing will get you into a very creative mode. What comes to you will be brilliant — but maybe not the first thing, or the first three things for that matter. As you muddle on though, you'll connect with true inspiration. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Staying on task won't always ensure that a job will get done. And actually, you're likely to discover that some things just aren't worth doing in the first place. This week brings many a lengthy, loopy detour both in your actions and in your conversations. Rambling on can be beautiful. Getting to the point is overrated. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Someone is learning from you and may even borrow a few of your mannerisms, matters of speech and opinions, to boot. It's enough work to cultivate your own tastes and attitudes. And now you feel slightly responsible for someone else's, too. Well, at least you're contributing to the refinement of the planet. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Contrary to the edict of the television commercials, a bubble bath isn't going to solve your problems. In fact, pampering and lollygagging will only delay the resolution. So don't go soft on the situation now. Whatever the mess may be, you are more likely to walk it out or talk it out than you are to wash it out. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Sometimes, when people say "we miss you," what they really mean is that they miss having your business or, more specifically, your money. This week you'll find out that you are genuinely missed for your energy, attitude, friendliness and contribution to the lives of others. And because of this, you may return for a visit.
1 Graham Kerr, for one 5 Rough or twisted tree 10 Sharp thrust 14 Hiatus 15 French soldier 16 John Paul II 17 Mountain in Thessaly 18 Worship of Allah 19 Upswing 20 Shakespearean play 23 Scandinavian bard 24 Currently popular 25 Statute 28 TV Tarzan 29 NT epistles 30 Deli offering 33 “Pygmalion” author 35 Ross MacDonald mystery 37 Emulated Pan 39 Jubilant exclamation 40 It results in waste 41 Owen Davis’ Pulitzer drama 43 Fantastic tale 44 Shipping abbreviation 45 Nucleic acid, briefly 46 Haul 49 Stripling 50 Goal 51 Golfer Palmer 53 “Baby, ___”: Loesser’s Oscar winner 59 Acidic 60 Part of a Sienkiewicz title 61 Categorize 62 Monetary exchange medium 63 Bring forth 64 British public school 65 Anchor 66 Filmdom’s Andrews and Wynter 67 California wine valley
4 Imperfections 5 One kind of column 6 Expensive 7 Angered 8 Winged 9 Tec 10 Small herring 11 Labor 12 Church projection 13 Hymenopteran 21 DDE, for short 22 Flambeau 25 Molded salad 26 A Marx 27 Recorded 29 Half a dance 30 Strong cordage fiber 31 Extreme 32 Mixture 34 Network 35 Ecclesiastical deg. 36 American statesman 38 Greek architectural type 39 Anecdotal collection 42 Stoical 46 Administrative threesome 47 Burdens 48 Humor 50 American fur trader 51 Supplementary feature 52 German city 53 “Othello” villain 54 Minuet division 55 Volcanic output 56 Insignificant amount 57 Globule 58 Sicilian landmark 59 Scottish headgear
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You'll work on increasing your confidence. It's easy enough for others to say "believe in yourself," but how is this actually accomplished? And how do you know when it's done? Take every step you can to be self-sufficient physically and emotionally. When you don't feel you need another person for your survival, it's done. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your pace will quicken this week as you realize the opportunity ahead of you is a sliding door that only stays open long enough for one or two people to walk through. Grab a partner and head on in. The news you get Thursday will inspire travel. You'll be elated by visits with those you haven't seen in a while. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). When you're deciding what to do next, the brainstorming stage is an important one. Don't skip it. Otherwise, you'll end up doing what you have always done, and that won't lead you to new places. A blank sheet of paper may be your best friend this week and will certainly be the gateway to an adventure. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A number of interesting characters will pass through your week, and you'll hone your social skills as you go from one communication to the next. There's a feeling that you're headed somewhere, that all the relationships are culminating into something important, but it's too soon to say what. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You have stellar ideas, and you follow through. But sometimes you get so driven toward a goal that you lose the habits that keep you feeling strong and healthy. Stable patterns are deeply important to keeping you on track. Make a list of all that needs to be done on a daily basis to maintain the optimum you. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Work that encourages you to exercise your verbal talents will be favored. You have the gift of gab, persuasion and public speaking. You may not feel that you have anything special to tell the world, but that is not entirely true. While your message is not exactly news, coming from you it has a whole new meaning.
1 Coagulate 2 Silence 3 Otherwise
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IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR GAME
Golf is like life — when they give you lemons, you’ve got to make lemonade. When Calvin Peete fell out of a tree, the 11-year-old broke his left arm in three places and it never healed correctly, so his forearm couldn’t rotate. He played his first game of golf at 23 in 1966, then qualified for the PGA tour in 1973 and won 12 times. Peete wasn’t long, but he was arrow straight in part because his injury made it easier to avoid the accuracy killer of an over-rotated clubface. At address, his clubface was square, it was square at the top and square at impact. He was a great player who built his swing around a disability that might have discouraged others. A scoring titan Today there is a player who also has issues with his front forearm. Tim Clark has a congenital problem that makes it difficult for the 2010 Players champion to pronate — rotate his left palm toward the ground. While short off the tee, “Tiny Tim” (he’s 5’7” and weighs 165 pounds) averaged 69.88 strokes per round in 2009, an impressive feat that proves he can square the face at impact. Remember that the clubface determines 85 percent to 90 percent of the direction, so if you want to be accurate, you must find a way to control the clubface. Both Peete and Clark capitalized on a disability, accepting the fact that they would never be long and building their entire game around accuracy. Most golfers don’t do this. Continues on page 27
I’m introducing this golfer to the feel of his elbow pointing to the ground to keep the face stabilized.
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GOLF SPOKEN HERE
Upright/flat lie angle
Refers to the toe of your club at address. Do a quick check of your lie angle: Draw a vertical line with a black erasable marker on the back of your ball. Hit several shots and see where the line is on your iron. If the line is slanted toward the toe, your iron is too upright; if it slants toward the heel, it’s too flat. If it’s vertical, you’re golden.
ASK THE PRO
A pro’s best coach is himself
Q: Is Tiger going to have a coach, and does he need one? How about you? — A.K. A: Not me — I’d switch him to left-handed, plus I hate to travel. Will he have another coach? It’s 50-50. In my opinion, at this point, he doesn’t need a coach. Ben Hogan didn’t have a coach. Too many players have the Excalibur syndrome, where they rely on external help to be successful. The safest thing for Tiger is to dispense with all external sources of power and go back to the concept his father instilled in him: Power comes from within. Standing on the 18th tee on Sunday sans your golf coach, mental coach, physical coach, public relations expert, nutritionist and soothsayer, there is only you to pull the trigger. If your power comes from them, you have no real power. (To Ask the Pro a question about golf, e-mail him at: TJInsider@aol.com.)
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Continued from page 25 They are obsessed with hitting the ball as hard and as far as they can. This leads to over-rotation of the clubface and an inability to produce a clubface that is pointing down the target line at impact. What can you learn from these two really good players who out of necessity chose accuracy over the long ball? First, keep your elbows close together. Most amateurs have elbows that separate as they swing, and that forces the clubface off the swing arc so that impact is never the same twice in a row. By keeping your elbows close together, especially in the downswing, you’ll find it’s much easier to have a repetitive motion. Next, feel as if your elbows are always pointing at the ground. You can’t do this, but you should feel as if you are — especially at address and impact. The drill Hit some balls with
A swing with both elbows down keeps the clubface quiet.
a belt or elastic tubing tied ABOUT THE WRITER around your arms just above the elbows to keep them close Dr. T.J. to each other. Start with some Tomasi is a teaching 60- to 80-yard wedges to get professional the feel of having your elin Port St. bows close together. Once Lucie, Fla. Visit his you get used to the feeling, Web site at hit some full shots with a tjtomasi.com. driver.
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GOLF BY THE NUMBERS
BIRDIES AND BOGEYS
Did Tiger’s swing get better or worse under Hank Haney? A poll of the Top 100 Teachers in America found: Better: 18% Worse: 82% The Takeaway: Tiger won in spite of Haney, not because
of him. Writing in Sports Illustrated’s April 2007 issue, I opined: “I wish Tiger Woods would go back to his Butch Harmon swing, which was less dependent on timing and more reliable, especially with the driver.”
THE GOLF DOcTOR
Feeling Tiger’s pain in the neck
On the Sunday night of Tiger’s withdrawal from the Players Championship, Damon Hack, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, called me at home and asked my opinion about Tiger’s neck injury. I told him it was my guess that Tiger aggravated a previous injury by overpracticing and weight-lifting, and it came to a head at the Players, forcing his withdrawal. Unfortunately, I’ve had firsthand experience with this kind of injury. In 2002, I was on my way to do a clinic at the U.S. Open at Bethpage when a car rear-ended me on the thruway. The driver fell asleep, and the police estimated he was accelerating at 90 mph when he smashed into me. The resulting whiplash injured my neck/shoulder and after a couple of months, centered in my lower back. While the pain I feel when I play is no bargain, the real pain occurs the next day, and practice is not an option. So I know that neck/spine injuries are tricky. If Tiger injured his neck in that Thanksgiving Day crash and continues to aggravate his spine, he could have some real problems — like maybe he won’t be able to play at all. Unfortunately he has a history of unwise decisions in this regard, most notably playing against doctors’ advice at Torrey Pines and again, by his own admission, at this year’s Masters. “It’s possible one of the reasons I think this thing flared up is because I wasn’t conditioned to it,” he said. “I’d been away from the game for such a long time, then came back and I ramped up really quickly in order to try and play the Masters. The body wasn’t quite ready for that.” Now he’s about to do it again by playing in the Memorial and then the next week at Pebble Beach. Of course, it’s hard to estimate the extent of the injury or its prognosis because, for whatever reason, Tiger consistently lies about his physical condition, his latest coming on Saturday at the Players, when he claimed to have “zero” physical issues, then withdrew during Sunday’s round.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Someone asked me if I was excited to be going out there to the Champions Tour, and I said I would be excited if the hole was bigger. But I think it’s the same size out there, so I’m not that excited. I can miss ’em out there same as I can miss ’em out here.
— Mark Calcavecchia
Here are some surefire ways to end your golf career: snow boarding, pick-up basketball, dirt biking/mountain biking, riding motorcycles with or without a helmet, rollerblading, playing soccer and swinging at the ball like Happy Gilmore. If you’re not a pro, it’s understandable that you might participate in some of these activities, even though they put your golf body at physical risk. But if you make your money playing golf, is it worth the risk? Apparently so Three-time major winner Padraig Harrington is taking some time off to have surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee injured while playing soccer during Christmas. Playing soccer is a bit on the reckless side, but he’s a lot on the reckless side when he does his Happy Gilmore, one of the dumbest things a pro golfer can do. Check out Harrington doing a Happy Gilmore at: www.youtube.com/watch?v= wguFY0DDoAU. The chances of injury are so high. One misplaced step, and your knee is wrecked and so is your career. My advice to all serious golfers: Leave the Happy Gilmore to the movie stars. If they have a limp, they can always play the role of Long John Silver or Captain Ahab. HARRINGTON DON’T MISS IT
Caryn Levy/US PGA TOUR
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race: Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 Where: Michigan Int’l Speedway When: Sunday, 1 p.m. (ET) tV: TNT 2009 winner: Mark Martin (right)
race: Meijer 300 Where: Kentucky Speedway When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (ET) tV: ESPN 2009 winner: Joey Logano
CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS
race: VFW 200 Where: Michigan International Speedway When: Saturday, 1:30 p.m. (ET) tV: SPEED 2009 Winner: Colin Braun
By RICK MINTER / Cox Newspapers
Kyle Busch, seen here after winning the May 29 Nationwide Series Tech-Net Auto Service 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, is leaving the Nationwide tour to focus on the Sprint Cup Series. (NASCAR photo)
As Sprint, Nationwide schedules diverge, choices must be made
bout this time of the NASCAR season, when the Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series schedules find the two circuits running in different venues across the country, the debate resumes about the wisdom of Cup drivers flying back and forth to run Nationwide races. Some feel it distracts from a driver’s Cup efforts, and that’s one of the reasons Kyle Busch dropped off the Nationwide tour even though he was leading the series in wins with five and just one point out of the championship lead heading into last weekend’s Nationwide race at Nashville Superspeedway. History has shown that cross-country trips tend to pro-
duce a lot of wins for drivers, in both Cup and Nationwide, but they don’t seem to help one’s chances of winning a Cup title. In 2008, Carl Edwards led the Cup series in wins with nine and had seven Nationwide victories while running both circuits full-time. He was second in the standings in both series. Kyle Busch had eight Cup wins and 10 Nationwide victories in ’08, but was 10th in Cup points and sixth in Nationwide. In 2009, Busch had four Cup wins and nine in Nationwide. He won the Nationwide championship but didn’t even make the cut for the Chase on the Cup side. Continues on page 31
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cadillac escalade eSV – when big isn’t big enough
These days, everyone knows the Escalade. Cadillac’s big full-size luxury SUV is a hit among movie stars, rock starts and even our own government. But sometimes even the big Escalade isn’t big enough for some groups of people. When that becomes the case, then all one must do is look beyond the Escalade – and to the Escalade ESV. Just as the Escalade is based off of the Chevrolet Tahoe, the Escalade ESV is based off of the mammoth Chevrolet Suburban. But the Escalade ESV looks like no Suburban. With its unique LED headlights, CTS inspired front grille, massive 22” chrome wheels and tons of bling, this luxury SUV can’t be mistaken for anything but a Cadillac. Being almost 19 feet long, the ESV is huge, making it boast a massive cabin and plenty of seating accommodations. With three rows of seats, the Escalade ESV can accommodate either seven or eight ocmpg on the highway. I would expect the all-wheel drive version to be 1 or 2 mpg lower. To make the large Escalade be more manageable when it comes to road manners, Cadillac fits it with a magnetic ride control system that makes the Escalade handle surprisingly well when considering its size. There is no getting around that the ESV is large and maneuvering it in tight parking spots require extra care, but once on the road, this Cadillac is easy to control and has a smooth, solid ride. Inside, the Escalade is lavish and plush. Soft leather grace what I feel, are the most comfortable seats in the business. The instrument panel has a clean, distinct look and an Italian style analog clock dawns the center console. And when you choose the top-ofthe-line Platinum edition, Cadillac takes it up another notch by putting leather on just about every surface including the top of the instrument panel. Whatever is not covered in By The Numbers: leather is probably done in olive ash and walnut burl wood. The Platinum Escalade pretty much includes every interior option available like a rearseat independent DVD system, heated and cooled cupholders – to keep your coffee hot and your soda cool and aluminum trim accents. Other trim levels for the Escalade ESV are the base, Luxury, and Premium. For 2010, the Escalade ESV received only minor changes – the biggest being the addition of the Active Fuel Management system. Sadly, rain-sensing windshield wipers are no longer available, as are the rear park assist lights (the latter are no longer needed with the standard rear view camera). As the largest Cadillac ever, the Escalade ESV is nothing short of a luxury liner for the road. It excels on styling, power and comfort, and can proudly be considered king of the Cadillacs. - Christopher A. Randazzo
SPrint CuP PointS
1. Kevin Harvick 2,063; Leader
cupants depending on the second row seat set up (captain’s chair or bench). Cargo capacity is a class-leading137 cubic feet with all the rows folded. Even with the seats in their normal state, there is still 46 cubic of room behind the third row. Cadillac’s largest rendition of the Escalade can be had in either two-wheel drive or allwheel drive. Regardless of which drive configuration you opt for, every Escalade ESV is fitted with a huge 6.2 liter V8 engine. This engine can make up to 403 horsepower and 417 ft-lbs of torque and it sends that power to the drive wheels by way of a six-speed
automatic transmission. New for 2010 is Active Fuel Management which means the computer can shut down up to four cylinders depending on road and load conditions, which will help fuel economy. At the time of testing, fuel mileage numbers were not available for the test vehicle – an all-wheel drive equipped Escalade ESV, but a twowheel drive model is rated at 14 mpg in the city and 20
2. Kyle Busch 2,044; behind - 19 3. Denny Hamlin 1,927; behind - 136 4. Matt Kenseth 1,893; behind - 170 5. Kurt Busch 1,881; behind - 182 6. Jimmie Johnson 1,849; behind - 214 7. Jeff Gordon 1,827; behind - 236
2010 Cadillac Escalade ESV AWD Platinum
Base Price: $86,680.00 Price as Tested: $87,630.00 Layout: front-engine, all-wheel drive Engine: 6.2 liter V8 Transmission: 6-speed automatic Horsepower: 403 hp Torque: 417 ft-lbs EPA Fuel Economy:N/A [Questions/Comments/Feedback can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org]
8. Jeff Burton 1,803; behind - 260 9. Carl Edwards 1,729; behind - 334 10. Greg Biffle 1,727; behind - 336 11. Mark Martin 1,711; behind - 352 12. Clint Bowyer 1,686; behind - 377
SPOTLIGHT EP NEWS JUNE 11, 2010 PAGE 31
Fork in the road...
Continued from page 29 Edwards told reporters at Pocono last week that cross-country double-dipping suits him. In fact, in 24 cross-country trips leading up to this past weekend, he won three Cup races and six Nationwide, a better performance percentage-wise than when the races were held at the same race track. “When we get to these races where we go back and forth I do feel better about it,” he said. “Maybe subconsciously I know we have done well.” Edwards skipped the trip to Nashville on Friday, saying he didn’t think the practice session would be worth the effort. “Sometimes I believe that showing up with no expectation makes it simpler,” he said. “Maybe there is something to that, maybe not. I like the summer stretch with the hot weather and slippery race tracks, so maybe that is what it is.” Edwards might want to reconsider after this weekend. Brad Keselowski, making his first crosscountry double weekend, did go from Pocono to Nashville for practice, and that appeared to help propel him to victory on Saturday night. He now leads the series standings by 196 points. Busch maintained second place, while Edwards is third, 277 behind Keselowski. Both Keselowski and his crew chief Paul Wolfe said in their winner’s interviews that the trip to Nashville on Friday for practice was key to their victory. “This team works in the shop on days when I’m sleeping in,” Keselowski said. “They work, and they work, and I get all the glory. It’s my responsibility to know when it’s time for me to get to work. “Sometimes, it’s not always the funnest thing to do or the easiest thing to “That’s the kind of effort it’s going to take, going back and forth. Obviously, that shows Brad’s dedication to the series and winning this championship.” At Nashville, the top three finishing positions went to double-dippers with Edwards finishing second and Paul Menard third. Edwards said that because of the way drivers commute between race tracks in fast airplanes, the trips aren’t as grueling as one might think. He said his team owner Jack Roush flies the planes, allowing Edwards and Menard to relax on both legs of the journey. “When Jack is flying it is great because I can just sit back and relax,” Edwards said. “In some ways it is an easier weekend … “When Jack is flying … it is like a vacation.”
Carl Edwards says cross-country double-dipping suits him. (NASCAR photo)
do. There was a lot of travel (Friday), but it makes it worth it to be sitting here right now.” Wolfe seconded those comments. “It’s down to fine-tuning to win these races, and you’ve got to be close to perfect,” he said. “That’s where having Brad here to tune into what he thought he was going to need was part of it.