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ElPaso,Texas–TheCityofEl PasoDepartmentofPublicHealth isofferingfreezoster/shingles

vaccinestothose60yearsand

older,aswellasalimitedamount

ofTDAPvaccineforadults64

yearsandyounger.Thevaccines

willbeprovidedatallofthecity’s

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VarianRapidArcradiotherapytechnologyisaneffectivecancertreatmentrepresentingan advancednewformofimage-guidedIMRT(intensitymodulatedradiationtherapy). Thistechnologyenablestheradiationoncologisttoprogramalinearacceleratortodeliver preciseformsofIMRTuptoeighttimesfasterthanotherIMRTsystems.Itdoesthisby deliveringthecompleteIMRTtreatmenttothepatientinfewerrotationsthantraditional IMRT.Asaresult,thetumorwillreceivethefullradiationdosewithinlessthantwo

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seizures,braindamage,anddeath.

Shinglesvaccinewasrecentlyrec-

ommendedbytheAdvisoryCom- Foranappointment,residentscan

mitteeonImmunizationPractices

(ACIP)toreducetheriskofshingles thefollowinglocations:

anditsassociatedpaininpeople60

yearsoldorolder.

call(915)771-5822orvisitoneof

HendersonClinic

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“Shinglesisofteninitiatedbystress, sothisistheperfecttimeoftheyear totakesometimeforyourselfand getvaccinated. Inadditiontothe painanddiscomfort,itcantakea personmonthsbeforetheyrecover fromshingles,”saidRoxannParks,

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getvaccinated. Inadditiontothe painanddiscomfort,itcantakea personmonthsbeforetheyrecover fromshingles,”saidRoxannParks,

NursingProgramManger,Depart-

mentofPublicHealth.

Meanwhile,diphtheria,tetanus,and pertussisareseriousdiseasescaused bybacteria. Diphtheriaandpertus- sisarespreadfrompersontoperson.

pertussisareseriousdiseasescaused bybacteria. Diphtheriaandpertus- sisarespreadfrompersontoperson.
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110Candelaria

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orwounds.

theCityofElPasoDepartmentof

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Farmers promote alpaca fiber

ByWandaCombs

MEDIA GENERAL NEWS SERVICE

BENT MOUNTAIN, Va. A small farming opera- tion in Bent Mountain is setting a unique example. Ed and Joanie Kinser be- came alpaca farmers after their retirement from other careers, but their Enchanted Hill Farm goes beyond just raising the majestic creatures. “He works with the ani- mals,” Joanie explains. “I like to play with fiber.” In the couple’s family

room sit two large looms, where Joanie works on some of her projects. When she is not weaving, she knits and crochets. The fiber she uses comes from the alpacas.

After they shear the al- pacas every year, the Kin- sers send off the fiber to be washed and carded and ready to spin. They use one of the mini-mills, a cottage industry, that will do small batches of fiber. Continues on page 10

that will do small batches of fiber. Continues on page 10 MGNS PHOTO EdKinserinteractswithanalpacanamedGrouchoMarx.

MGNS PHOTO

EdKinserinteractswithanalpacanamedGrouchoMarx.

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December21–calledthe“Cold

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nightsinDecember.

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The Kinsers know exactly which alpaca the fiber comes from. They also have the op- tion, Joanie notes, of using fiber from two animals and getting it drafted in a certain way. In addition to using fiber from their alpacas, the Kinsers are doing what they can to promote the use of it on a broader scale, and Joanie adds, with the green movement, there is a wide- spread interest in knitting and weaving with natural fiber.

But it all ties back to the joy of raising the gentle and beautiful alpacas. The ani- mal’s needs are simple and include fenced pasture land and protection from preda- tors. The Kinsers started their farm with goats and the needed fences for them, so the alpacas were a good fit. To guard their alpaca herd from stray dogs and coyotes, they added two Great Pyre- nees. In the summer, the alpacas eat the grasses in the fields. In the winter, the Kinsers feed them hay (from finer second cuttings) and alpaca food pellets. “They are most efficient for converting food into energy,” Ed comments. “Two to three pounds of hay a day for one alpaca, plus some pellets.”

One of the farm’s favorite alpaca families began with Maria from Chile. Maria had Oh Be Joyful, who in turn had Appalucy and Groucho Marx (named for his bushy eyebrows). Celestia will also always be a permanent resi-

eyebrows). Celestia will also always be a permanent resi- dent. An alpaca from Canada, Celestia has

dent. An alpaca from Canada, Celestia has gone through two surgeries and is an amputee. Following her medical emergencies, she also gave birth to a daughter, which the Kinsers named Gift.

Alpaca babies are born with fuzzy fiber, Joanie explains. Everything sticks to it. “It’s like Velcro.” The spring ba- bies at Enchanted Hill get sheared within a couple of

There are names for all of the alpacas, and since the Kinsers know they will al- ways have babies in the pas- ture, they keep a list of prospective names on sticky notes in the kitchen cabinet. The names often carry family significance, for instance

shorter hair.” Ed does the shearing. Joanie assists. Sometimes a neighbor is called upon to help lay down the animals. Shearing starts in the morning when it is not too hot, and the Kinsers can shear about 5–7 alpacas a day. It takes 10 days to two weeks, depending on the weather, to shear the whole herd. Joanie, a retired nurse, came up with the idea of raising al- pacas. She just wanted one for the fiber. They soon found out you cannot have just one, and the herd grew. Ed adds alpacas are companion animals and owners need to have at least two of the animals, and if you’re considering just two (for fiber), males are the better picks.

It’s like Christmas at the Kinser house when a shipment of yarn arrives back from the mill, says Ed. Joanie says the ability to choose the animal or animals she wants for the yarn and also the way she wants it blended, from 2–8 ply, is important. The couple also has a personal attachment with the alpacas through the things she makes with the fiber. Before she weaves, Ed also helps her set up the loom, which is laborious process, she says. “Setting up in weaving takes longer than weaving it- self.” The alpacas are pets, and when some must be sold, it is sad making decisions, Joanie says. “We put it off as long as we can. The hardest thing is trying to decide who leaves.”

Wanda Combs is a writer for the Floyd Press in Virginia.

Wanda Combs is a writer for the Floyd Press in Virginia. months to avoid getting so

months to avoid getting so much debris in their fiber and also to get them in good shape by the time hot days arrive.

The alpaca fiber is fine and has no lanolin. The fiber from young animals, one to three years, is best. Ed points to Groucho Marx waiting in the pen before being released to the pasture. “His hair is 6–7 inches long when sheared. Older females tend to have

6–7 inches long when sheared. Older females tend to have Izzy, the mother of Isabella, who

Izzy, the mother of Isabella, who in turn had Izbo. Since all the alpacas must be regis- tered, names with family connection make the process easier.

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Homeremediesfromtheolddaysoftenfindnewconverts

ByJacquelineBaylon

SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE

In a shop in Sacramento, Calif., Valentin Curiel stands in a corner near the meat counter, waiting for customers who need his help — the mothers whose babies have colic, the insomniacs, people with skin infec- tions. Curiel, in his 60s, grew up in Mex- ico when most families did not visit the doctor if they got sick. Instead, they relied on herbs, minerals and botanicals — and the advice of elders on how to use them. Residents in his neighborhood — many of them Mexican immigrants who’ve heard of Curiel from friends or relatives — tell him about their ailments and get his suggestions for cures. “Some of the home remedies I know about really work,” Curiel said. Continues on next page

about really work,” Curiel said. Continues on next page SHNS PHOTO

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MariaDoraislooksatsomeofthedifferentherbsforsaleatLaMexicanaBakery.Dorais,whohas

medicalinsurance,saidthatshegrewupnevergoingtoadoctor;hergrandmotherknewaboutmany

plantstouseforremedies.

medicalinsurance,saidthatshegrewupnevergoingtoadoctor;hergrandmotherknewaboutmany plantstouseforremedies.

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Homeremedies

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Continued from page 11

Manzanilla, or chamomile, can soothe stomachache or in- somnia when drunk as tea, he tells them. If the manzanilla doesn’t work, he recommends hierba buena, or mint tea. Dr. Hillary Campbell of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Sacramento said she found a survey from the World Health Organization while researching alternative medicine. It suggested that 80 percent of developing coun- tries use herbal medicine. “And now most people using alternative medicine in West- ern society are those who have immigrated from developing countries,” she said.

Many combine the home remedies with modern medi- cine, working with doctors who teach them to avoid bad combinations or overuse of al- ternative treatments.

Like Curiel, Rebecca Gonza- lez’s grandmother was known in her town in Mexico as the woman with the remedies and knowledge. Gonzalez said that back then, in the rural town, even if people wanted to go to a doctor it was impossible to find one. “So part of it may have been necessity, but part of it may have been a way of life,” she said.

Gonzalez said she still relies on teas to help with a sore throat or insomnia before she’ll go to a doctor or take a pill. And in the winter, to avoid getting sick, she said, she always has cinnamon or mint tea brewing.

sick, she said, she always has cinnamon or mint tea brewing. But she doesn’t use all

But she doesn’t use all the handed-down remedies, among them softening the pain of tonsillitis by swallow- ing an egg yolk sprinkled with sugar. Or warming a banana peel and placing it on the bot- tom of her foot to soothe a sore throat. “I am more cautious now and I probably would take the kids to the doctor for things that may seem more serious,” Gonzalez said.

Dr. Ashby Wolfe of the de- partment of family and com- munity medicine at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center, said a lot of her patients are Latino and many have used some kind of alternative medication. It’s her routine to ask every patient.

medication. It’s her routine to ask every patient. “It is important that we as doctors ask

“It is important that we as doctors ask if they are using al- ternative medications and pay attention to these forms of medications,” Wolfe said. Too much of an herb can be- come toxic, and it can be un- safe to take some of them with prescribed medications.

But alternative medicine can also complement prescribed medicines, Wolfe said.

A 2007 National Health In- terview Survey found that 38 percent of adults reported using complementary and al- ternative medicine in the pre- vious months. Wolfe and Campbell both said they believe doctors don’t get enough training in comple- mentary and alternative medi- cines.

Curiel’s training has come from experience. And the suc- cess of his advice relies partly on faith. “Not all the home remedies that I know of work for every- one, but staying hopeful and positive definitely helps,” he said. For depression, Curiel sug- gests showering with palo de Brazil, or Brazilwood. He tells

people it can heal the heart and calm the nerves just by holding it while in the shower. For people who have skin in- fections or gastritis, he sug- gests a plant called cuachalalate that can be soaked in water and be rubbed on the skin. He also tells them to drink the leftover water as a tea.

Curiel treats his own dia- betes with nopalitos, a cactus. He said it also can be used to lower the need for cholesterol medication and treat gastroin- testinal disorders, skin ail- ments and viral infections. He tells people to cook the nopali- tos and eat them on their own or drink them in a smoothie. A couple of doors down from where Curiel dispenses his ad- vice, many of the herbs he rec- ommends are for sale at La Mexicana Bakery.

Miguel Campos and his mother, Gloria Campos, said that, in a good day, 10 to 15 customers will buy herbs for various treatments. “Our store is known to be the place to go for these remedies,” Miguel Campos said.

These days, many of them come in cellophane packages with labels marked in Spanish and English. Gonzales said she believes her children will continue the home-remedy tradition.

“These remedies are part of their culture and they come with the story of ‘This is what my grandmother did,’ so maybe it will work,” Gonzalez said.

MY MAT U RE T I ME S JANUARY 2011 PAGE13 My summer adventure: Hip-replacement

MYMAT U RE T I ME S JANUARY 2011 PAGE13

My summer adventure: Hip-replacement surgery

2011 PAGE13 My summer adventure: Hip-replacement surgery ByTomZucco SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE Today’s topic is

ByTomZucco

SCRIPPS HOWARD NEWS SERVICE

Today’s topic is the rebirth of the hippie movement. The number of Americans who have hip-replacement surgery is expected to jump from about 250,000 this year to more than 500,000 in 2030. To be clear, no Americans with hip replacements will jump. They can’t. The num- bers will. Unlike the 1960s, for this movement you’ll need serious cash and/or really good health insurance. The cost of a hip replacement is about $50,000. And it’s not like you can buy a discount hip and upgrade later. I know. I checked. But hot, new social trends should not be missed, and pain can be ignored only so long. So I had the procedure done in late June. The surgery went fine and the people at the hospital were wonderful. I have less pain and more range of mo- tion than before. But the re- covery is not as easy as you may have heard. You’re walk- ing around with about a

you may have heard. You’re walk- ing around with about a pound of metal in you

pound of metal in you that wasn’t there before, and that’s if you only had one hip done. Here’s a myth that needs to be debunked: It’s not always elderly or overweight people, or those who injured their hip, who need a replacement. I’m 58, I exercise daily, I’ve never been overweight, and I’ve never been seriously trauma- tized. But I developed osteoarthri- tis, which is a Latin term meaning “there goes any thought of a vacation.” It can happen to anybody, and this is how it starts:

It keeps getting harder to run or walk short distances.

Getting in and out of low seats takes longer and longer.

People keep asking why you “walk funny.” What’s happened is that there is little or no cushion left between the ball of your hip joint and the socket. This

gets increasingly painful and, in some people, you can even hear a clicking sound, a bizarre Morse-code message your body is sending. Translation: “This is bad. Get the checkbook.” There are other, less radical procedures like resurfacing the joint. But mine was too far gone. I bought the whole pack- age. However, before that could happen, the surgeon and the hospital wanted about $6,500 as a down payment. Like I was buying a Buick. The anes- thesiologists hit me up later for another grand, and then there were the home-health- care people who had to come to my house and change my dressing the first week. Even with health insurance, my out-of-pocket cost was about $8,500. Important tip: DO NOT log onto YouTube and watch an operation you plan to have. It’s not like you can assist in the surgery, and it’s only going to make you want to drive to Wyoming and live under an assumed name. I broke this rule and

watched an entire 90-minute hip operation. With narration. I did learn this: Hip-replace- ment surgery is like advanced shop class. There’s sawing, hammering and dust. WARNING: Here comes the gory part. A 6-inch incision is made toward the back of your hip, the head of your femur is sawed off and a metal ball and stem are hammered into place. The socket is reamed and fitted with a metal cup, with a smaller, plastic cup in- side, and the new ball joint is attached. Then a guy with “Ned” on his shirt wakes you up and tells you your car is ready. Total time: about 90 min- utes. When will someone who’s had a hip replaced be com- pletely better? I asked my surgeon, Dr. Robert Swiggett, that question. It depends on your age, gen- der, weight, physical condition and the type of procedure, he said. “It could be three months. Maybe four or five.” “Patience,” I said. “Is a virtue,” he said. Right on.

he said. “It could be three months. Maybe four or five.” “Patience,” I said. “Is a

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ifyouwantyourupcomingeventlistedinsPotliGht’sout&Aboutsection,pleasesendallyourrelevantdatabye-mailto:

editorial@spotlightepnews.com

editorial@spotlightepnews.com N o RT h E AS T / CE N T RAl ‘ParallelLives’ -ElPasoCom-

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E AS T S I dE

EPSYOsWinterConcert

TheElPasoSymphonyYouthOr-

AndresMoran,presentsitswinter

concert3p.m.Sunday,Jan.30,at

thePlazaTheatre.Ticketinforma-

tion:532-3776orepsyos.org.

munityCollege'sPerformersStu-

diopresentcomicmontagebyMo GaffneyandKathyNajimybased

onthe“KathyandMoShow”7:30

p.m.Jan.28-29andFeb.4-5,at

theEPCCTransmountainCampus

Forum.DirectedbyLisaMcNiel.

Tickets:$10($5students/se-

niors/military).Information:637- chestras,underthedirectionof

4029,831-5056orepcc.edu.

BeautyandtheBeast

Kids-N-Co.presentsitsversionof

theclassicfairytaleJan.22-

Kids-N-Co.presentsitsversionof theclassicfairytale Jan.22- Tejanosbaseball —TheTe- janosofElPasoCommunityCol-

Tejanosbaseball—TheTe-

janosofElPasoCommunityCol-

legetakeonScottsdale

CommunityCollegeJan.28-30,at

theValleVerdeCampusBaseball

Field.Gametimeis2p.m.Friday,

noonSaturday(doubleheader)and

11a.m.Sunday.Admissionisfree.

Information:831-2275.

ElPasoPsychicFair—The

fairis11a.m.to7p.m.Saturday

HawthornInn,1700Airway(at

Boeing).Admission:$5forboth

HawthornInn,1700Airway(at Boeing).Admission:$5forboth Feb.13 ,atKids-N-Co.Perform- andSunday, Jan.15-16 ,atthe

Feb.13,atKids-N-Co.Perform- andSunday,Jan.15-16,atthe

anceCenter.Showtimeis7:30

p.m.FridaysandSaturdaysand

2:30p.m.Sundays.Ticketinfor-

mation:351-1455orkidsnco.org.

‘TheUnexpectedGuest

TheAgathaChristiemysteryis

Jan7-29atElPasoPlayhouse

2501Montana.Directedby

MelissaSpalding.Showtimeis8

p.m.FridayandSaturdayand2

p.m.Sunday.Ticketinformation:

532-1317,elpasoplayhouse.com.

days(privatereadingsnotincluded dayandSaturday,and5:30p.m.

withadmission).Freeadmission

withactivedutymilitaryI.D.In- sion;$10,$15and$20reserved.

formation:345-6245orelpasopsy- Information:479-PUCK(7825)or

chicfair.com.

Sunday.Tickets:$5generaladmis-

elpasorhinos.com.

Jan.7-8FresnoMonsters

Jan.21-23TulsaRampage

W E S T S I dE

doW N ToW N

MonsterTruckSpectacular

—The“ThunderSlam“monster

truckshowis7:30p.m.Fridayand

Saturdayand2:30p.m.Sunday,

Jan.14-16,attheElPasoCounty

Saturdayand2:30p.m.Sunday, Jan.14-16 ,attheElPasoCounty Coliseum,4100Paisano. Tickets: $17.50-$22.50,plusservice

Coliseum,4100Paisano. Tickets:

$17.50-$22.50,plusservice

charge.(Ticketmaster).

AnEveningwiththeStars

ElPasoChapter,TheLinksInc.

hostsits4thannualelegant

eveningofdinner,dancingand

awardsbeginning6p.m.Saturday,

Jan.8,attheWyndhamAirport

Hotel,2027Airway.Tickets$50).

Proceedshelpbenefittheyouth

SunlandParkRaceTrack

—The2010-2011livehorserac-

ingseasonrunsthroughApril10.

RacedaysareTuesdays,Fridays,

ingseasonruns throughApril10 . RacedaysareTuesdays,Fridays, SaturdaysandSundays,except duringtheChristmas/NewYear’s

SaturdaysandSundays,except duringtheChristmas/NewYear’s holidayseason.Racesbeginat

andelderlyinElPaso.Informa- 12:15p.m.eachraceday.General

tion:JoyceSnead,598-9499or

SandraReid,877-3647.

admissionisfreetothetrackand

casino.TurfClubseatingis$5.In-

formation:(575)874-5200.

MI S S I o N

VAllE Y

EPSOwithElenaUrioste

andCarterBrey—Theguest

violinstandcellistjoinsconductor SarahIoannidesandtheElPaso

SymphonyOrchestraat7:30p.m.

ElPasoRhinos—ElPaso’s

JuniorLeagueicehockeyteam

homegamesareattheSierraProv- Jan.28-29atThePlazaTheatre.

idenceEventsCenter,nexttothe

Coliseum,4100E.Paisano.Regu- 532-3776.

largamestimesare7:30p.m.Fri-

Tickets:$11-$37.Information:

MYMAT U RE T I ME S JANUARY2011PAGE15

‘Spamalot’—BroadwayEl

PasopresentstheMontyPython

musicalJan.25atThePlazaThe- pertsinallaspectsofweddings

atre.Ticketinformation:544-8444

orticketmaster.com.

presentedbyElegantPenguinPro-

ductions.Theeventgathersex- BinationalIndependent

Bach’sluncheventsandfilmse-

ries.Information:833-9400or

FilmFestival—The11than- eppm.org.

nualbinationalfestivalisJan.7-

andquinceañeras,andfeatures

threefahion.Grandprizesinclude

two4-dayhoneymoons.Admis- MainBranch,501N.Oregon.

sion:$5(freeforchildrenunder

age10).Information:592-8897or

eptuxs.com.Admissionfeesbene-

screeningsalsoplannedatthe

fittheElPasoChildCrisisCenter.

15,atElPasoPublicLibrary’s

HomegamesareattheDonHask-

Moviesbeginat5:15p.m.Infor- insCenter.Gametimeis7:05

p.m.,unlessotherwiselisted.Indi-

Independentanddocumentary

icecharge.Information:747-5234

orutepathletics.com.

inElPasoandJuarezwillbean- •7p.m.Saturday,Jan.15—Rice

nounced.

UTEPUionCinema.Othervenues

UTEPMen’sBasketball-

nounced. UTEPUionCinema.Othervenues UTEPMen’sBasketball - SpringHomeShow —TheEl PasoAssociationofBuilderspres-

SpringHomeShow—TheEl

PasoAssociationofBuilderspres-

entsthe2011showJan.21-23in

theElPasoConventionCenter.

Theshowfeaturesboothsprovid-

ingexhibits,demonstrationsand

seminarsaimedattheneedsofa

homeowner,whetherbuildinga

homeorremodelingInformation:

mation:binationalfilmfestival.org.

vidualtickets:$14-$50,plusserv-

GabrielIglesias—The

vidualtickets:$14-$50,plusserv- GabrielIglesias —The •7p.m.Wednesday, Jan.26 — Tulane. ElPasoChamberMusic

•7p.m.Wednesday,Jan.26

Tulane.

ElPasoChamberMusic

Festival–ElPasoPro-Musica’s

22ndannualfestivalpresents

world-classchambermusicians

Jan.5-31.Concerts,recitalsand

otherspecialeventswillbeof-

feredatvariousvenues.Guestsin-

cludeRubensStringQuartet,

violinistJosephSilversteinand

HarlemStringQuartet.Tickets:

$25perperformance;$25;$20

seniors;$5students;freefor

UTEPWomen’sBasketball

—HomegamesareintheDon

HaskinsCenter.Information:747-

5234orutepathletics.com

•7p.m.Thursday, Jan.6—East Carolina.

•2p.m.Sunday,Jan.16—Hous-

ton

•7p.m.Thursday,Jan.20—Rice

•7p.m.Thursday,Jan.27

Tulsa.

“fluffy”comedianandElPasofa-

voriteperformsat7:30p.m.Fri-

1-800-756-4788orHomeShowEl- day,Jan.14,and8p.m.Saturday,

Paso.com.

DaysofRemembrance

Bridal&Quinceañera

Faire—The20thannualeventis

11a.m.to6p.m.Sunday,Jan.16,

attheElPasoConventionCenter,

11a.m.to6p.m.Sunday, Jan.16 , attheElPasoConventionCenter, Jan.15 ,atthePlazaTheatre.Igle-

Jan.15,atthePlazaTheatre.Igle-

sias’ssecondone-hourspecialand

DVD“I’mNotFat…I’mFluffy:

LivefromElPaso”premieredon

ComedyCentralin2009after

beingfilmedinfrontoftwosold-

outcrowdsearlierthatyear.Tick-

ets:$42.10,includesservice

charge(Ticketmaster).

TangoBuenosAires—The

tangodancetroupeperformsSun-

day,Jan.9,attheUTEP’sMagof-

finAuditorium.Ticketsavailable

day, Jan.9 ,attheUTEP’sMagof- finAuditorium.Ticketsavailable throughTicketmaster.Informa- tion:747-5234.

throughTicketmaster.Informa-

tion:747-5234.

day, Jan.9 ,attheUTEP’sMagof- finAuditorium.Ticketsavailable throughTicketmaster.Informa- tion:747-5234.

MYMAT U RE T I ME S JANUARY2011PAGE16

S o U T h E RN

N E W ME xI Co

‘One-ActPlayFestival’

LasCrucesCommunityTheatre,

313N.DowntownMall,presents

itsannualeveningofshortplays

Jan7-16.Directorsandtitlestobe

announced.Performancesareat8

p.m.FridayandSaturday,and2

atOperaHouseinPinosAltos,

N.M.aspartoftheMimbresRe-

gionArtsCouncil'sFolkSeries.

Tickets:$5-$20.

Information/showtime:(575)538-

2505,1-888-758-7289ormimbre-

sarts.org.

FishtankEnsemble-Mimbres

RegionArtsCouncilpresentsthe

eclecticgypsyjazzbandSaturday,

p.m.Sunday.Tickets:$5.Informa- Jan.29atWNMU'sFineArts

tion:(575)523-1200or

lcctnm.org.

CenterTheatreinSilverCity,

N.M.Tickets:$5-$20.Informa-

tion/showtime:(575)538-2505,1-

888-758-7289ormimbresarts.org.

SlaidCleaves-TheAustin

singer/songwriterperformsJan.7

SlaidCleaves -TheAustin singer/songwriterperforms Jan.7 ‘LordofTheDance’ — MichaelFlatley’s international

‘LordofTheDance’

MichaelFlatley’s international

dancesensationis7p.m.Sunday,

Jan.30,atNMSU’sPanAmerican

Center.Tickets:$29,$45and$55,

plusservicecharge.(Ticketmaster)

Information:(575)646-1420.

Jan.30 ,atNMSU’sPanAmerican Center.Tickets:$29,$45and$55, plusservicecharge.(Ticketmaster) Information:(575)646-1420.
Jan.30 ,atNMSU’sPanAmerican Center.Tickets:$29,$45and$55, plusservicecharge.(Ticketmaster) Information:(575)646-1420.

TheElPasoMuseumofArtis

acceptingapplicants

forthevolunteertourguide

program.

Lookingforsomethingnewtodoin2011?TheElPasoMuseumof

Artislookingforvolunteers,fromcollegestudentstoretirees,tobe-

cometourguides,alsoknownasdocents.Classesarefree,andno

previousknowledgeofartisnecessary.Docentshaveadesireto

learnandshareinformationabouttheartsandhumanities,enjoy

workingwithyouthandadults,candevotefourmonthstotraining

sessionsnow,andcommittogivingtoursaftertrainingissuccess-

fullycompleted.Bilingualskillsarewelcomebutnotrequired.

ClassesareonMondays,9:00-11:00a.m.,

fromFebruary7throughMay16,2011.

fromFebruary7throughMay16,2011. Learnabout: •TheElPasoMuseumofArt’spermanentcollection

Learnabout:

•TheElPasoMuseumofArt’spermanentcollection

•EarlyItalianRenaissancetoHighRenaissanceArt

•SpanishViceroyalArtandRetablos

•EarlyAmericanArtandAmericanModernism

•ElPaso,SantaFe,andRegionalArt

•Impressionism,Surrealism,AbstractArt,Cubism,andMinimalism

•SculptureandContemporaryArt

Joinafunandcreative

groupofmuseumsupport-

erswhilehelpingareastu-

dentsappreciateandlook

atartinnewways.Trained

docentsreceiveacompli-

mentarymembershipto

themuseumaswellasfree

parkingduringtrainings

andtourvisits.

themuseumaswellasfree parkingduringtrainings andtourvisits. Formoreinformationandtoapply,pleasecall(915)532-1707ext.

Formoreinformationandtoapply,pleasecall(915)532-1707ext.

23oremailLauraZamarripa,AssistantEducationCuratorat

zamarripali@elpasotexas.gov.

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MY MAT U RE T I ME S JANUARY2011 PAGE17 IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR GAME Whento
MY MAT U RE T I ME S JANUARY2011 PAGE17 IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR GAME Whento
MY MAT U RE T I ME S JANUARY2011 PAGE17 IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR GAME Whento
MY MAT U RE T I ME S JANUARY2011 PAGE17 IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR GAME Whento
MY MAT U RE T I ME S JANUARY2011 PAGE17 IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR GAME Whento

IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR GAME

Whento

cockyour

wrists

Levers are multipliers of power, and the human body’s leverage system can be an integral part of your golf swing if you know how to use it efficiently. Leverage, i.e. the angle that wrist-cocking produces, lit- erally multiples your strength when the angle is unleashed through impact. You’ll notice a huge increase in distance when you add this lever to your swing. At what point in the back- swing should you add this power-producing wrist cock to your swing? The answer is, it depends. Some good golfers cock their wrists late in their backswing (Juli Inkster and Jack Nicklaus), while others like to cock them earlier (Ernie Els and Anthony Kim). But be it late or early, the wrists must hinge to create an angle between your lead forearm (the left for right- handed players) and the club shaft. This angle gives you the power of leverage, an essential ingredient in adding force to the motion of your swing. Continues on next page

you the power of leverage, an essential ingredient in adding force to the motion of your

MYMAT U RE T I ME S JANUARY2011PAGE18

DON’T MISS IT

Fan for power

The Power Fan creates resistance and allows the golfer to feel a delayed re- lease. It is also beneficial for building strength in the golf muscles. Swinging it 20 to 25 times a day should be enough to develop power.

A fin decal provides the

should be enough to develop power. A fin decal provides the South Florida long-driving championship, played

South Florida long-driving championship, played in the

USGA Senior Open and the PGA Senior Championship. At 75, Wiren still hits it a long way — length he attributes in part to swinging the fan every

day.

The Power Fan costs $55 at www.golfaroundtheworld.co

m.

player with an easy refer- ence while swinging. Set up

so the fin with the decals is square to the target. You shouldn’t be able to see the decal clearly, just the edge of the fin. The golfer demonstrating the Power Fan here is teach- ing professional Gary Wiren, who is also an expert in fit- ness. He has won the South Florida Seniors PGA title, the

ness. He has won the South Florida Seniors PGA title, the BIRDIES AND BOGEYS Gillette cuts

BIRDIES AND BOGEYS

the South Florida Seniors PGA title, the BIRDIES AND BOGEYS Gillette cuts Tiger A team at

Gillette cuts Tiger

A team at the Tepper

School of Business at Carnegie Mellon recently used the saga of Tiger Woods as a case study to measure the effects of celebrity en- dorsement on product sales when the celebrity generates bad publicity. “Although sev-

when the celebrity generates bad publicity. “Although sev- eral major sponsors cut ties with Tiger Woods,”

eral major sponsors cut ties with Tiger Woods,” reports Timothy Derdenger, an eco- nomics professor who helped conduct the research, “Nike did not. So we examined the net effect on Nike’s sales and market share. What we found is that by maintaining their relationship with Tiger Woods, Nike’s overall profit in golf ball sales was $1.6 mil- lion greater than it would have been without him.” Despite the research, Tiger was dropped from yet anoth- er sponsor this week. Gillette has decided to end its nation- al campaign with the Gillette Champions and cut Tiger and dozens of other athletes.

Champions and cut Tiger and dozens of other athletes. cockYoURWRists Waiting too long to cock the

cockYoURWRists

and cut Tiger and dozens of other athletes. cockYoURWRists Waiting too long to cock the wrists

Waiting too long to cock the wrists can increase the tendency to lift the club with the arms, producing limited coil and minimum leverage — and that spells loss of power. If you lift too much with your arms, try

cocking your wrists earlier.

too much with your arms, try cocking your wrists earlier. Setting the club (cocking her wrists)

Setting the club (cocking her wrists) by the time the lead arm is parallel to the ground allows this player the leverage she needs to make a powerful swing, but if your swing is too handsy, experiment with a later set.

Continued from page 17

Generally, the momentum of

a swing will

cause the wrists to cock without a con- scious attempt

to make it hap- pen, but if this isn’t occurring naturally in your swing, use the following as

a guideline for

the “when” and “how” of wrist cock.

Assuming normal flexi- bility and an average body build, when your hands reach waist high in the takeaway, the lead arm and wrist should re- tain the

straight-line re- lationship they had at address. Since the wrists have yet to elevate the clubhead, the shaft at this point is parallel to the ground. Additionally, you should check that the shaft is directly above your toe line — an imaginary line formed by the tips of your toes that is parallel to the target line. From here, you cock your wrists, creating a 90-degree angle be- tween your lead arm and the club shaft.

Remember that this wrist cock should happen in response

to the momentum of the swinging clubhead. If your current wrist cock isn’t working, there are two ways to proceed:

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First, relax your grip pressure

and focus on relaxing both your hands and your forearms. Then, experiment with a different set, or cock, of the wrists. You may have to mak e it happen in prac- tice until you can train yourself to let it happen.

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ingstepstohelpthedogwhocan

nolongermakeitinonejump.You

wouldn’twanttowatchTVwith-

you?Apermanentrampgoing

downtheback-porchsteporacol-

lapsibleonetohelpyourdoginto

thecarwillalsobeappreciated.

•Whileyou’remaking

Helpingtokeepyourolder

doghealthyandfitwillmeanhis

senioryearswillbehappierand

morecomfortable.Andthatwillbe

goodnewsforyouboth.

morecomfortable.Andthatwillbe goodnewsforyouboth. A soft, thick bed is a godsend to an older dog with stiff

A soft, thick bed is a godsend to an older dog with stiff joints.

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agesisnotentirelyinyourcontrol,

butyoucanhavearealimpacton

hisattitude.Yourdogdoesn’t

knowhe’sgettingolder.Hisgray

hairsconcernhimnot,nordoeshe

worryabouttheothervisibleef-

fectsoftime—thethickeningof

hisbody,thethinningofhislimbs.

Hedoesn’tcountthenumberof

timeshecanfetchaballbeforetir- orwhippet,orintinydogs.So

ingandcomparethattohisper- checkoutthesweaterselectionat

formancewhenhewasayoung

doginhisprime.

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ashedoesn’treflectonhispast,he

can’timaginehisfuture.Yourdog

takeshiscuesfromyou.When

you’reupbeat,encouragingand

loving,he’llbeathisbest,nomat- outyourdogatyourside,would

terhisage.

Thistimecanbeaspecial

oneforbothofyou,andit’supto

youtomakethemostofit.

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PhotocourtesyofSkiUtah.

ByBruceNortham

Eeny,meeny,miny,snow.Whenit

comestohigh-altituderecreating

inUtah,theonlybadchoiceisnot

makingone.

can'thelpbutrunacrossoneeven

iftheygetlost.Utah'ssteep-and-

deepmythhasmerit,buteveryre-

sortcanalsoaccommodateskiing

andboardingbeginners.Hereare

threeoutstandingoptionstoride

theheartoftheRockyMountains

Utahanscalibratesnowinfeet,not blanketedbythegreatestsnowon

inches.With10skiresortswithin

anhourofSaltLakeCity,skiers

Earth.

S U N DA N C E

O G D E N /

P O W D E R

M O U N TA I N

SundanceisRobertRedford'sre-

sortvalleyutopiaandunofficial

WildWestmuseum.Thefamous

actorwhowon'tcaveintoaHolly-

wood-requisitefacelifthasn'tlet

hisskiresortsufferone,either.

TheSundanceartscampusandski

paradiseinhabitsaspectacular

rockvalleynooksprinkledwith92 trooptrainstakingbreaksatthe

woodycottagesand10mountain

rentalhomes.Ithasthefeelofa nationalparkbutwithattractions.

The440skiableacresfeellike

2,000,especiallyatnight.

Ogdenisahistoricrailwaytown

that'snostrangertosinfulenter-

tainment.Inthe1940s126trains

rolledthroughdaily,including

localbarsandbrothels.Epitomiz-

ingastopovertown,thiswasthe terminus(andlink-upsite)ofthe CentralPacificandUnionPacific lines.Uncharacteristicforastate

that's60percentMormon,Al

CaponenotedthatOgdenwastoo wildforhistaste.

Continuesonpage23

wildforhistaste. Continuesonpage23 Redfordinitiallyboughttwoacres herein1961for$500—-henow

Redfordinitiallyboughttwoacres

herein1961for$500—-henow

owns6,000WasatchMountain

Rangeacres,withonly500of

thoseacresdeveloped.Hecontin-

uestoevolvethenobletaskofsi-

multaneouslypromotingnature,

sportsandthearts.

TheTreeRoomrestaurantandsur-

roundingbuildingsdoubleas

Americanhistoryarchiveswith

classicmovie-shootphotos,Native

AmericanblanketsandKachina

dollsondisplay.Thewaitersin

TheTreeRoomwearB-52s-style

cowboyshirts,whichseemmore

suitedtoaSanFrancisco-themed

nightclub,buteverythingelse

ringsfaithfultothemountain

West.ThefreestandingOwlBar,

oncetheoriginalButchCassidy

andSundanceKidhangoutin

Thermopolis,Wyo.,hasbeen

transportedhereandremainsan

archetypalmerrimentden.

Perhapsmostsignificant,Sun-

dancepaysrecurringhomageto

thegreatAmericanhearth.This

placebelongsintheFireplaceHall

ofFame.

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22

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23

One of Columbus’ trio

24

Board cleaner

26

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29

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31

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32

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34

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37

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38

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40

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41

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52

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53

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Board game

44

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61

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48

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64

Wise ones

49

Forays

65

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50

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Continuedfrompage22

Today,Ogden'slegendary25th

Streetislinedwithbars,shopsand

internationalrestaurants.Afew

Prohibition-eratunnelsstillexist,

too.

Ogdenis30minutesfromPowder

Mountain,whichboaststhemost

skiableterrainintheUnitedStates

—7,000acres.Its135runsareall

accessedfromonlysevenlifts.It

snowsenoughheretoburyaman-

sion,creatingaperfectcombina-

tionofgroomedruns,untracked

powderandbackcountrytouring.

S O L I T U D E

M O U N TA I N

SolitudeMountainisclosetowel-

comingSaltLakeCity'sinterna-

tionalairport—-just25minutes

frombaggageclaimtoawhite-

peakparadise.Solistherootword

herebecausethesuncertainlydoes

shine.Thereareniftynightop-

tions,aswell.TheYurtExperi-

ence,hostedbywinterleisureguru

Packy,isadeluxefive-coursedin-

nerinsideahumongousMongo-

lian-styletent.Partofthiscozy

culinaryadventureissnowshoeing

orcross-countryskiingtoandfrom

theyurtinthedark.Backoncam-

pusthere'salsoanoptionforre-

finedfiresidedining.

Redefiningthealpineretreat,these

slopesinviteeveryskillleveltoa

crowd-freeexperience.Forthose

hopingtoavoidsurgery,there'san

endlessarrayofwidegroomed

runsyieldingoptionstoridethe

mountaininsteadofhuntingforthe

leg-burningchopofmoguls.

W H E N YO U G O

Formoreinformationaboutskiing

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inUtah:www.skiutah.com

drive-thrubank:www.monaco-

saltlakecity.com.

SaltLakeCity'sHotelMonaco,the swankestplaceintown,dripswith

Sundance:

history.The225-roombeaconis

www.sundanceresort.com

theplacetoindulgeguiltypleas-

ures—andponderlifewhenthe

14-storylandmarkwasaclassic

PowderMountain:

www.powdermountain.com

SolitudeMountain:www.skisoli-

tude.com

BruceNorthamisafreelance

travelwriter.

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