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El Paso Bar Association hosts Annual Law Day Chess Tournament
All children, grades one through eight, are eligible to participate
El Paso, Texas: Students in grades one through eight are invited to participate in the Annual Law Day Chess Tournament, competing against lawyers and paralegals representing the El Paso Bar Association. There is no entry fee. This year the tournament will be conducted on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Church of St. Clement, 810 N. Campbell St. (Corner of Campbell and Montana), from 9:00 a.m. until about 12:00 p.m. Lawyers and paralegals compete against each other for ranking; children in each grade level will compete against each other. 1st and 2nd prizes will be awarded for each grade level. Although most of the children that participate come from low income school districts that receive federal funds to promote chess programs, any child who is attending school in grades one through eight, or is home schooled in each one of the children’s categories (appropriate grade levels) will compete against the lawyers and paralegals, with the oldest children playing the best lawyers and paralegals. Trophies will be awarded. Children who prevail against lawyers and paralegals will receive an additional “I Beat A Lawyer!” medal. Pre-registration is appreciated, but it is not required. The Bar Association needs lawyers, judges and paralegals to participate in this event for it to be successful. Pre-registration information should be e-mailed to: Augustine Valverde at: firstname.lastname@example.org..
and in the appropriate age group, may enter the tournament Thereafter, the first and second place winners
What: Annual Law Day Chess Tournament When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 Time: 9:00 a.m. until about 12:00 p.m. Where: Church of Saint Clement 810 N. Campbell St. (Corner Campbell and Montana)
Bill Clinton returns to El Paso for Silvestre Reyes
“Esta en su casa. You are in your home.” With these
words from the introductory speaker, both Representative Silvestre Reyes and former President Bill Clinton were warmly welcomed to the El Paso County Coliseum with loud cheers from the roughly 4,000 people attending. Clinton came to speak to support Reyes, who has been a US Representative since 1997, and many say is facing stiff competition from Beto O'Rourke, a former El Paso city Councilman. Reyes has also just received current President Obama's endorsement. "We need you to vote," pleaded Clinton to the crowd. "How can you say you are for the troops, and not vote? The decision not to vote is a vote for the other guy...You came, you clapped, you supported this man (Reyes). The least the rest of us can do is vote!" Clinton cited numbers that although Reyes has won since '97, numbers at the voting booth have gone down in each election after about 2004, when he faced little or no competition. After an introduction by Reyes, Bill Clinton spoke about their long history together, starting in the early 90's when Clinton was campaigning for president in the McAllen area and Reyes was Sector Chief for the Border Patrol. They have built their relationship through the years and as they rose in office and power. Clinton was a very popular president from 1993 to 2001, especially in El Paso, a Democrat stronghold in Texas. Reyes has become a powerful Representative in the US Congress, where he has served in the House Intelligence Committee and the Armed Services Committee. "We used to call Silver (Reyes) the 'Save Your Breath Guy' when I was in office because when he had something to do, you might as well save your breath because you can't win in a fight with him. He's going to get what he wants." That determination has helped him do many things that Clinton listed in his speech and pointed out as Reyes' qualifications, such as the massive expansion of Ft. Bliss’ size and importance. "Today, I landed in Fort Bliss and met with Major General (Dana) Pittard, a native of El Paso. I thought to myself, this is the way it should work: People working hard, the right way, without regard to race or color. Silver has made Fort
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Story and photos by Ricky Jimenez Carrasco
Bliss what it is. I wouldn't want to mess with that." Clinton also spoke on Silvestre Reyes' record and the Democratic Party's record on many issues, including universal health care: "[The bill] that has been passed is not perfect, but it is an improvement on the status quo", the recent Supreme Court rulings on Super PACs: "We shouldn't have people sneaking around in the dark putting money in people's pockets, and the rest of us not know where it comes from", and money for the Small Business Administration's efforts to create jobs by focusing on small business loans: "If we ..Continues on next page
Antonio Mendez and Yvonne Rodriguez
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Clinton - Reyes...
Brenda Hamicha and friend Continued from page 3....multiplied funding for minority owned business...there would be more businesses and more jobs across El Paso and America." Clinton lastly wanted to thank the El Paso crowd for their support of himself and his wife, Hillary Clinton, current Secretary of State under President Barack Obama. In 2008, Hillary narrowly won Texas in the primaries. "Thank you for what you have done for me and for Hillary. Thank you for sending Silver to Congress. Do it one more time for me!" Many in the diverse crowd also lauded Congressman Reyes' and President Clinton's efforts in the past and had Olufemi Adeniji hopes for the future. Antonio Mendez and Yvonne Rodriguez both wanted to receive a message of hope today. "We'd like to see something done against the rising gas prices and against jobs being sent overseas." Olufemi Adeniji, an immigrant from Nigeria living in El Paso for the last 10 years, hoped that the speakers would "show love to immigrants. There are alot of immigrants in this country and we want to contribute. I want him (Reyes) to be fair." There were also many students from area schools in attendance. 14 year old Brenda Hamicha had many concerns about her own future in the US. "I am worried about our economy. The US is about being employed and working. We're trying to make this the best country we can." 16 year old Luis Alzalde from Cathedral High wanted to hear what
was going to be done about his future education. "If we are going to be the ones leading the country into tomorrow, then we receive opportunities to make education affordable." Dora Oaxaca, a current candidate for County Commissioner, Precinct 3, summed up Clinton’s visit. “Clinton’s
visit is an affirmation of the good work done by Reyes and also of the local Latinos and Latino voters. Further, having the spotlight that Clinton brings should bolster not only El Paso’s image nationally, but also strengthen our own resolve of the relevancy of our place in national politics.”
Students from El Paso Jewish Academy
Luis Alzalde and friends from Cathedral High
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By: “Doppler” Dave Speelman
Weather Outlook for May
May is typically one of our driest months of the year, in fact, our third driest. The average amount of precipitation is just shy of one half inch. At Left is the forecast from the Climate Prediction Center for the month of May. As you can see, most of the country is expect to have an equal chance for rain. This means basically the models are not quite sure if it will be above normal, below normal or just normal. As far as temperatures are concerned, most of the southwest will likely experience above normal highs. Here in El Paso, that means temperatures in the 90s and potentially even several days at 100 or above. Precipitation Chances for May Let's hope the models are off. There's nothing worse than having the month of May on fire before the hottest month of the year (June) waiting on deck.
Out of all the 100 degree temperatures we receive in a given year, what percentage occurs during the month of May?
A. B. C. D.
Temperature Outlook for May
3.3% 8.9% 15% 24%
Answer: A – 3.3%
“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.
Mostly Sunny Windy
High: 92º Low: 61º
Partly Sunny Breezy
High: 85º Low: 59º
High: 87º Low: 58º
Partly Sunny 10% Storms
High: 85º Low: 59º
Partly Sunny 10% Storms
High: 78º Low: 58º
High: 85º Low: 64º
High: 91º Low: 56º
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EPCC Walks Like MADD for a Great Cause
“The Sin Fin Column”
by Joe Olvera ©, 2012
Chico’s Tacos and the lowly tortilla
So, are Chico’s Tacos Mexican tacos, or are they, as I surmise, Chicano Tacos. My bet is that they’re Chicano Tacos, because, quite frankly I’ve never been in a Mexican restaurant that offers such fare. Chico’s has been offering their blend of meat tacos smothered in cheese and chili sauce since time immemorial, or, at least since I was in high school. That smallish restaurant at Washington Park was our place to eat when the school cafeteria served their unique and untasty brand of enchiladas. But, you know I’ve never truly liked those tacos, although legions of fans swear by them, including Presidents of the United States and other highly placed officials. But, not me boy! Oh, oh, I’d better pack my bags because I said I didn’t like Chico’s Tacos, those watery inventions that have been honored by the Texas Legislature and that even made the National Food Network. But, perhaps you will forgive me if I admit that I love the hot-dogs they serve at Chico’s. Not your average dog, because these come in round buns and are smothered in chile beans, with even more green chile if you like that sort of mouth burning sensation. Blew it again, didn’t I. Just being honest, folks. You’ll be glad to know that even my son, Carlos, says I’m not truly Mexican because I don’t eat chile, like most Mexicans do. I’ll tell you what I do like, however, that’s the mouthwatering tortilla. Say, all this talk of food is making me hungry. Anyway, here is my ode to the lowly tortilla. Ah, you lowly tortilla, you. You’ve finally reached the big time. You are now almost as popular as white bread. According to the latest statistics, you are one hell of a luxury item, although you didn’t always used to be. I remember when I was in high school, carting you to school in a brown paper sack. The grease on my burritos would leak, so the sack would become all wet and messy. But, who cared? Can you imagine our own school buddies making fun of us? They assumed that we didn’t have the money to eat in the school cafeteria. It wasn’t that so much as it was the fact that you were savory. No matter what was contained within your floury confines, you were delectable You know, nothing can ever replace the memory of coming home after basketball practice on a cold, wintry evening and savoring your aromas as they emanated from my mother’s kitchen. There was nothing like going inside to a warm home, filled with my mother’s love, and being handed a burrito smothered with frijoles refritos or a baloney burrito. You’ve come a long way, tortilla. You are now the subject of poems, stories and songs. My late friend, poet/writer/artist Jose Antonio Burciaga even wrote an ode to you, in which he expressed his love and admiration. Richard Campbell, author of “Two Eagles in the Sun,” says the tortilla is a “food, package, and a spoon” all in one. And, that’s true, you know. Campbell says you were the common bread of preColombian Indians, and in the Aztec language of Nahuatl, you were called tlaxcallim. Renowned food expert Diana Kennedy, says you are perhaps the most versatile foodstuff the world has known. Tortilla sales, Campbell tells us “reached $3 billion in 1999. This up from $300 million in 1980. These sales figures surpass bagels, pita bread and croissants combined. So, there you are now, you lowly tortilla you. Songs have been written about you and poems have been dedicated to you. Did you know that you date thousands of years before Christ? Why, you’re even good for our health, after all, you’re a lowfat food and you contain iron along with other B vitamins, at about 115 calories per serving. You are famous all over the world. Kings and Queens eat you as do the common folk. Now you have joined the mainstream of American society. You are no longer the butt of jokes, but, instead, people all over the world are enjoying your humble yet delicious ingredients. You are now highclass and you are replacing even white bread with your savory sophistication. Bet you never thought you would reach such towering heights, verdad? Bet you thought you would always be only the saving grace of the fallaheens of the world. You, lowly tortilla, you. Wish I had one right now – hmmmmm! El Sin Fin
For the 3rd year, El Paso Community College (EPCC) is proud to announce its partnership as the major sponsor with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) for the “Walk Like MADD” event. The event is a 5K walk followed by many fun activities to raise money and awareness for MADD. “Walk Like MADD” will take place Saturday, April 28 from 8:00am – 11:30a.m. (walk begins at 9am) at the EPCC Valle Verde campus, 919 Hunter. Registration for the walk may be done in advance online at www.walklikemadd.org or the day of the walk from 8:00 – 8:30am. Registration fees (includes an event t-shirt) are for Adults 21 and over, $20, ages 6-20, $15 and kids five and under are free. After the walk there will be music, games, activities and refreshments. MADD's mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. Since 1980, MADD has grown into one of the nation’s most widely respected non-profit organizations. For more information on “Walk Like MADD” contact Virginia Gonzalez, Executive of the MADD West Texas Affiliate, at (915) 779-1987.
Take some cues from the young people around you — buy a pair of brightly colored pants to wear with your traditional cardigan sweaters and tank tops; indulge in floral prints by donning a maxi dress for your next pool party. Colorful accessories are great ways to bring some youthful style into your life.
Ever grabbed a designer dress out of your mom's closet? Tossed on one of her cashmere sweaters? Or borrowed a treasured Chanel handbag? Chances are many of us do occasionally share in some of our mother's more stylish moments, but the reality of it is that more often than not, we each have our own sense of fashion that is very different than the older generation. Remember those days of matching "mother-daughter" dresses? Yes, we were too young to protest! But as today's fashion rules blur more and more, the distinction between the ways moms and daughters dress also can get a little hazy. And that's a good thing. Nobody wants to look "old" no matter what our age. However, there are still some fashion mistakes that many moms make. Here are just a few "mom mantras" to keep in mind when you get dressed every morning (and even if you're not a mom...):
—Don't get stuck in a time warp. (See above!) If
you've worn your hair the same way you did in high school, it's time to update. Ditto for makeup. There are plenty of beauty experts available to help steer you into a new you. A new shade of nail polish can do wonders.
—You don't have to have a perfect body. Forget the photos of the models in your favorite magazine. And you might as well forget the size you were 20 years ago. Dress for the body you have now. Chances are your daughter's jeans will not fit you, and if they do, great. Don't even think about baring it all in her bikini top and denim mini. The same goes for her super-tight T-shirts or super-high sandals. We've all learned a few things about comfort by now. Remember the key is to know what looks best on your unique shape and use that to your advantage.
—Remember there are some new rules. No, your shoes and handbags do not have to
match anymore. You can wear white anytime of year. Pantyhose are an option, not a must. But please don't wear them with open-toe shoes. Mixing two or even three different prints is also chic. So is mixing colors that clash. And you can wear black to a wedding. —And then there are the fashion faux pas that are true for moms and their daughters: wet, see-through clothes, too short shorts, orange fake tans and all things visible: thongs, lip liner, panty lines. And oh, yes, don't forget Moms, the muffin tops and the "mom" jeans, of course.
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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—It's not about the budget. Let's hope
you know by now that money can't buy style. Instead, it's more about how you put together your clothes than what you paid for them. And there are plenty of stores and websites now that offer less expensive alternatives to designer prices. Combining "high-end" pieces with budget buys is a great way to make your wardrobe go further and is a very modern way to dress.
—Keep up with the trends.
No, you don't have to embrace neon-cropped tops or feathered mini skirts to keep up with the latest looks. But it is important to give your wardrobe some fresh touches. It's easy to do without going overboard.
This season, the brightly-colored pants and jeans like these from Banana Republic's "Mad Men" collection are easily incorporated into a stylish wardrobe for both Moms and their daughters.
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Make Healthy Popsicles the Kids Will Love!
When my little grandson Eli asked me for a popsicle last summer, I got away with giving him an ice cube on a stick. Somehow, I don't think that's going to work any longer now that he's a year older. But you can be sure I won't be buying frozen sugar water from the store since receiving the following fabulous recipe for healthy popsicles from one more of our clever EC readers. cluding the pear juice). I blend until smooth, pour into molds and freeze. I use wooden sticks from the craft store instead of the ones that come with the molds, and that way they are disposable and you can make lots of popsicles at a time. I like to keep a bunch of them on hand, so after they're frozen I'll take them out of the molds and store in zip-type freezer bags. — Ceil, Florida ered well, without looking "made up." The color didn't rub off on my clothing, and it went on fast. I applied the rest of my makeup and was out the door in five minutes. I was going to use the leg makeup as a stopgap, but now I think it's easier, less expensive and quicker than applying regular liquid foundation. And it does a beautiful job. — Ellie, Kentucky
DEAR ABBY by Abigail Van Buren
DAD WHO WANTS TO BE IN KIDS' LOOP MUST TRY A LITTLE HARDER
DEAR ABBY: "Modern Dad in Roswell, Ga." (Feb. 26) was put off that invitations to his young daughters are sent to his ex-wife's home rather than to both his and the ex-wife's. He assumes the sender is "sexist" and suggests the solution for children with two households is to be sent two invitations. As a parent who invites children to my home or to a party, I don't feel I should be responsible for their parents' communication difficulty. Often I am not even aware that a child has two households. The invitation simply goes home with the child to wherever he or she is that day. Personally, I think "Modern Dad" is overly sensitive. He needs to realize that no one is deliberately snubbing him or making assumptions about parental roles. They are just inviting his kids to things, for which he should be grateful. Did he share his address with the inviter? Does he make his preference clear to parents when meeting them? I believe it's presumptuous to expect someone to send two invitations to the same child. And I agree with you, Abby, that "Dad" needs to improve communication with his ex-wife so he no longer feels he is being prevented from being an "active parent." -- REGULAR MOM IN TENNESSEE DEAR REGULAR MOM: A majority of readers agreed that more sharing of information between the girls' mother and "Dad" will solve his problem. Other parents' comments: DEAR ABBY: Friends, acquaintances and professionals should not have to go out of their way to cover all the bases. Given the number of divorced, remarried and otherwise situated families, more than a single contact point becomes burdensome for those trying to complete business or issue simple invitations. My guess is, even though the girls stay with Dad, he doesn't have relationships with most of their friends' parents. Unless he cultivates these connections (with the mothers, most likely), it is improbable that he will be added to the contact list. -- CHALLENGED, TOO, IN SEVERNA PARK, MD. DEAR ABBY: I know from organizing school activities that often only one parent supplies an email address to the school, and it's usually the mom. If "Modern Dad's" exwife would cooperate by sending him a list of email addresses of those most likely to issue invites, he could send out a polite message sharing his contact information with those other parents. Also, if he reaches out to help arrange carpools or organize social outings -- which is usually a "mom" job -- he'll become an added member of "the group." -- NON-SEXIST MOM IN ILLINOIS ** 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." Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Shipping and handling are included in the price.)
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REFRESHING HOMEMADE POPSICLES. When the
weather starts to heat up, I love to make healthy popsicles. It's easy, too. For six large peach popsicles, I take one container of peach yogurt with the fruit on the bottom and one can of peaches in pear juice, and put everything in the blender (in-
SECOND LIFE FOR MAGNETS. We receive game
schedules on large magnets from our favorite sports teams. When the season is over, those magnets go into my craft bin, and we glue the kids' craft projects, photos or other special mementos onto the magnets. Then we hang them on the fridge or other magnetic surfaces. I've also used these big magnets to hang our master calendar to the side of the fridge, for holiday decorations and for all the scout projects. — Holly, email
GET A LEG UP ON MAKEUP. Recently, I ran out
of liquid foundation while I was getting ready to go out. I rarely go anywhere without makeup, but didn't
NUKE THE PEANUT BUTTER. Natural peanut butter
separates in the jar. I discovered a handy tip to facilitate mixing it together. Simply remove the metal lid, and microwave the jar for 45 seconds. Let it stand for a minute, then use a long-handled spoon and stir it thoroughly. — Timothy, California Would you like to send a tip to Mary? You can email her at email@example.com m, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2099, Cypress, CA 90630. Include your first and last name and state. Mary Hunt is the founder of www.DebtProofLiving.com and author of 20 books, including her January 2012 release "7 Money Rules for Life."
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have time to run to the store. I remembered that I had purchased leg makeup in a shade close to my skin color to try as an alternative to stockings. I sprayed some on my fingers, rubbed it on my face and neck, and voila! — it cov-
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It’s a Dangerous World, Just Ask Any Parent
Unintentional injury is the leading cause of death among children and adolescents. In 2009, the most recent year for which there is data, more than 9,000 American children died. The good news is that this number has been declining. "Kids are safer from injuries today than ever before," says Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "In fact, the decrease in injury death rates (30 percent from 2000 to 2009) has resulted in more than 11,000 children's lives being saved. But we can do more." Part of doing more is knowing specifically what kinds of threats put children at risk and to what degree. In a new study, the first of its kind for the CDC, researchers found that the most common cause of death from unintentional injury for children is motor vehicle crashes, followed by suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fires and falls. These causes of death have declined in numbers over the past decade, with two exceptions: Suffocation rates are on the rise, most notably a 54 percent increase among infants less than 1 year old. And poisoning death rates have increased — a 91 percent increase among teens aged 15-19, largely due to prescription drug overdoses. Where kids live also seems to affect their risk of injury and death. Massachusetts and New Jersey are among the safer states, with less than five deaths per 100,000 children. South Dakota and Mississippi are at the other end, with more than 23 deaths per 100,000 children.
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The price for regular unleaded gasoline has leaped over the $4 a gallon mark, but even at $4, we are not paying the real cost. Our federal government subsidizes the oil industry with numerous tax breaks, price protection, and research and development funding that totals billions of dollars every year. These subsidies help keep domestic oil companies competitive with international producers and keep gas relatively cheap at the pump. In other countries, like Bosnia, you would pay $10.86 for a gallon of gas because there are less government subsidies. Paris is at $6.52, Berlin at $6.42, and $7 in Amsterdam. That $4 we pay at the pump can be divided into four main categories; taxes, refining, marketing/distribution, and the price of crude (according to a special report by CNN Money). Crude oil is the most expensive part of a gallon of gas, costing over $2. This money goes straight to big producers of crude or national oil companies controlled by countries like Saudi Arabia, Mexico or Venezuela. The federal government takes about 20 cents from each gallon on top of the state?s tax, which varies greatly, but averages about 22 cents a gallon. Most of this money is used to build and maintain roads (which is why removing the gas tax is a bad idea).Refineries eat about a quarter dollar for each gallon. Some refineries you may recognize are Valero, Sunoco, ExxonMobil, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips. Marketing and distribution can eat up the rest of the $4 price tag, with your local gas station getting only about 10 cents per gallon, transporting the gas to your gas station eating up another quarter, and so on. But the price we pay at the pump is only the tip of the iceberg of the real cost of gas. Many expenses related to using gas are externalized, meaning we either pay for them through our taxes, or leave them as a balance due for future generations. These ?hidden costs? include military patrols of oil shipping lanes and presence in oil-producing countries, air pollution from auto exhaust, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, environmental devastation caused by drilling, pipelines, and oil spills, and economic damage caused by importing foreign oil. If all these hidden costs were actually tallied into the price of gas, we would pay well over $5 per gallon, according to the National Defense Council Foundation. The economic penalties of America's oil dependence total $297.2 to $304.9 billion annually, making the true cost of a fill-up over $100. ?Lives Per Gallon? author Terry Tamminen estimates that the true cost is actually much higher. Tamminen states that ?Americans subsidize the oil and auto industry to the tune of about $6 or more for every gallon of gasoline sold, making the real price at the pump $10 per gallon.? Tamminen also points out that it is difficult for ?alternative fuels to compete against such massive subsidies until mass production of alternative fuels (and vehicles that use them) can bring the price down. Such incentives can also be considered an economic stimulus package because those investments create jobs in America instead of sending more than $650,000 every minute to foreign countries for our addiction to oil (based on $75/barrel for oil).?
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A side benefit of climbing gas prices is an increased awareness in the need to use gas more efficiently. A recent survey showed that American consumers list fuel economy as the most important factor when they purchase a new car (the number of cup holders was most important previously). If we had to pay the true cost of fuel at the pump, we would all ride bicycles and drive electric cars. Shawn Dell Joyce is an awardwinning columnist and founder of the Wallkill River School in Orange County, N.Y. You can contact her at Shawn@ShawnDellJoyce.com.
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The Eyes Don't Have It
Q: The tub in the master bath in our new house is in the corner between two windows. We don't know what the builder was thinking, but my husband thinks he should be punched in the nose. We have to keep the blinds down because our neighbor's deck is just across the drive. What else could we do?
A: Those problem windows also may be the solution to your privacy problem.
There are a number of ways to ease the, ahem, pane of your builder's unfortunate furniture arrangement. For openers, who says all glass has to be see-through? Not the inspired scientist who invented electrochromic glass aka switchable glass or smart glass. Flip a switch and a mini-electric charge changes the glass from clear to opaque just in time to spare one's modesty. Designers love using electrochromic glass in hip new hotel rooms and as stall walls in cool restaurant restrooms, where it never fails to titillate the occupants. Never fails to start conversations, either. Artist Diane Fairburn has a more elegant answer to unwanted exposure. In fact, she recently changed her Creating a bathing beauty — no blushing studio's name to Deco- necessary — decorative glass window alrative Glass Solutions lows light, foils voyeurs. Photo: Madison Fairburn, M. Chase Narrative Photography to better explain the practical magic she can work with glass. Hate having passers-by peering in through your entry's glass sidelight (in Diane's book, that's a "naked entry")? Need more light in a small back room? Want to close off the WC from the rest of the bath without leaving the toilet in the dark? Diane's answer — use glass — is perfectly clear. But not the medium itself. The glass she works with may be beveled, leaded, stained or patterned; there are some 40 different textures in the studio's vocabulary, from polka dots to allover leaves. And when it comes to original stained glass, Diane says, "I can design and draw anything." (She fell in love with glass as a 16year-old and studied at Virginia Commonwealth University before setting set up her studio in 1979.) In the masterful bath we show here, Diane conjures "Ocean Wave," an original design in leaded glass that affords privacy "and still lets in the beautiful light," she says. The last word is the best: No construction is involved. All Diane's glass creations are designed to be installed over existing windows. "No sawdust and mess," she promises. To see more, visit http://www.decorativeglasssolutions.com. Rose Bennett Gilbert is the co-author of "Manhattan Style" and six other books on interior design.
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40 Sniggler's quarry 41 Certain basketball player 42 Freshman's headgear 43 Unaccompanied NHL team member? 46 Sprechen ___ Deutsch? 48 Trim the fairway 49 Encircle 50 Swindle organizer 52 Zone 53 Milkman's meas. 56 NHL team in spy movie spoof? 60 Nothing, in Nice 61 Many 62 Tilted 63 Poi source 64 Evergreens 65 Works on a book
1 Canine moniker 2 Tied 3 Humorist Barry 4 Prefix for corn or verse 5 Examines by touch 6 1992 Wimbledon champ 7 Shade of green 8 Off-road wheels 9 ___ Speedwagon 10 Scottish hillside 11 Gaining more on the gridiron 12 Glossy 13 Siddhartha author 18 Noise of inlet? 19 ___ En-lai 23 Songbird
1 Disgusted 6 Slightly open 10 Nonsense 14 Ex-Mrs. Trump 15 Fence opening 16 Govern 17 People who defend NHL member? 20 I 21 Sit for a portrait 22 ___ Johnny
23 19th letter of Greek alphabet: pl. 24 Yoko ___ 26 Island instrument, for short 27 Taps on NHL team's phones? 32 Worshipped 33 401(k) alternative 34 Moby Dick captain 37 Santa ___ 38 Lumberjack's tool 39 Sop
24 Monster 25 Org. with Bulls and Raptors 27 Alençon product 28 Not in use 29 Patrick Roy, for one 30 Eisenhower's veep 31 WWII rifle 35 He loved his Irish Rose 36 Brewed beverage 38 Successively 39 Like a minor annoyance 41 Arafat's org. 42 Prickly shrub 44 Kuwaiti ruler 45 Heron's cousins 46 Sudden gush 47 Ancient district of Asia Minor 51 Founder of Stoicism 52 Declare 53 ___ d'Orsay 54 Bivouac shelter 55 Concordes 57 Coral reef 58 Bullfight cheer 59 Was ahead
The sun in Taurus forms a harmonious trine with Pluto in Capricorn, suggesting that favorable transformations and fateful encounters will occur between now and May 2. The Leo moon gets the party started by injecting a concoction of creativity, boldness and playful showmanship into the atmosphere of the early week. Tuesday brings the height of the season: Maypoles, flowers, dancing and hearts aflutter on butterfly wings. ARIES (March 21-April 19). When deciding whether or not to trust someone, you can give your trust upfront and then withdraw it if the person proves untrustworthy, or you can withhold your trust until you have sufficient proof. You'll choose the first way because you believe people are basically good. Also, it makes life more exciting. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your confident self-assurance will be a deterrent to anyone who might have tried to manipulate you. You'll do as you choose, and not what others want you to do. However, on Thursday, you will be willing to take on the extra work that seems necessary. And this weekend you'll find it appropriate to let others have their way. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). In deciding which events to give your time to, the strongest consideration will be the other people involved. If you like an activity but don't get along with the other participants, then don't do it. Time is your most valuable commodity, and you should spend it with those you enjoy. CANCER (June 22-July 22). People tend to lean on you lately, which makes you less likely to go out of your way to spend time with them. However, it's important that you endeavor to keep up relations this week, as the benefits to staying social — like preventing depression and stress — will far outweigh the inconvenience. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Anyone who has suffered from arthritis and beat the pain can tell you that even though it sounds counterintuitive, keeping the affected parts moving will keep you pain-free. This analogy will help you in another area of your life. You'll move through an uncomfortable situation and be healthier because of it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don't have to change your life all at once in order to change it completely. For instance, if you want to become a regular exerciser, incorporate 10 to 15 minutes into your daily routine, and increase the amount of time as you see fit. By the year's end, you could be a different person because of just this one habit.
By Holiday Mathis
week 04/26 - 05/02
statements instead of asking questions. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You'll figure out what makes you the happiest, and you'll do that. This is no small task, and it's amazing how few people are able to do it. You know yourself well, which is half the battle. Also, you realize that this week the onus is on you to make yourself happy, and the world will be a better place when you do this. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your mind is a bit like a cluttered closet, with noisy, superfluous thoughts distracting you from the truly useful and important contents. When you mentally quiet down, perhaps through meditation or exercise, you'll have the laser focus needed to progress to where you want to be. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Allowing yourself to think in impossible terms will set your imagination on fire. You'll rid yourself of domestic annoyances over the next six weeks and start thinking clearly and creatively. You'll set new goals and attract the kind of people who can most help you with them. Wrap up unfinished business in June. July brings romance and enchantment. Your financial goals seem very far away, but September's progress is heartening. November brings your ticket into an exclusive world.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). What happens to you this week will be determined largely by your attitude and the reaction that brings out in other people. Instead of trying hard to speak to impress, you'll skip ahead to the easiest way to bring out the good in others — which is to relax and smile. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Thoughts are not produced in your mind all at once, nor are they added in a linear fashion. They form in a dialogue with your environment over time. That's why it's so important that you find the right environment for you, one that includes plenty of positive and intelligent feedback. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You'll be sensitive to perceptions based on gender. You'll notice, for instance, the way an impatient man is considered a go-getter and an impatient woman is considered pushy. You'll try to observe the real truth of matters and be fair to everyone, regardless of their gender. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Because you've been given so much new information to learn and assimilate into your daily habits, you may lack the certainty you once had about a person or situation. You'll get it back, though, little by little as the week progresses. Start by making
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Dia de Los Niños Price’s Creameries April Pools Day
April 28, 2012
El Paso, Texas – Dia de Los Niños will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on April 28th at Washington Park, 200 Washington St. The event is a joint venture between the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department and the El Paso Public Library and many local businesses and nonprofit groups. Price’s Creameries will sponsor the Drowning Prevention Coalition’s April Pools Day on Saturday, April 28th at select pool locations with the City of El Paso Parks & Recreation, YWCA of El Paso and the YMCA of El Paso with the support of Border Swimming. April 22nd – 28th is Drowning Prevention Week and this event will teach the public valuable water safety tips for all bodies of water. Free Swimming will be available. Swim advocates, instructors along with members of the Border Swim teams in the city will be on hand for safety lessons and instruction. The Coalition’s goal is to prevent drownings in our community. Parents, grandparents, pool owners and caregivers are invited to attend this free event. Information – (915) 241-2484
City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department
Location Marcos B. Armijo Aquatic Center 911 S. Ochoa 79901 Veterans Aquatic Center 5301 Salem 79924 Marty Robbins Aquatic Center 11600 Vista Del Sol 79936 William W. Cowan Aquatic Center 8100 Independence 79907 Leo Cancellare Memorial Pool 650 Wallenberg 79912 YWCA Location Shirley Leavell Branch 10712 Sam Snead Drive 79935 YMCA of El Paso Location Fred and Maria Loya Family Branch 2044 Trawood Westside Family Branch 7145 North Mesa Bowling Family Branch 5509 Will Ruth 1:00pm - 4:00pm 1:00pm - 4:00pm Free Swim Time 1:00pm - 4:00pm Free Swim Time 11:00am - 1:45pm 10:00am - 12:00pm 10:00am - 12:00pm 10:00am - 12:00pm 10:00am - 12:00pm Free Swim Time 10:00am - 12:00pm
Dia De Los Niños Entertainment Schedule
10:00 a.m.-10:30a.m. Opening Ceremony 10:30 a.m.-10:50a.m. Little Darlings 10:50 a.m.-11:00am. Spiderman 11:00 a.m.-11:20a.m. Valle Del Sol 11:20 a.m.-11:40a.m. Bassett Dance Crew 11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Just for Kicks 12:00 p.m. -12:20p.m. Kristen Moreno 12:20p.m.-12:30p.m. Spiderman 12:30p.m.-1:00p.m. Ballet Folklorico Tonatiuh 1:00p.m.-1:20p.m. Jacqueline Mata 1:20p.m..- 2:00p.m. New Generation/Golden Generation 2:00p.m.-2:10p.m. Spiderman 2:10p.m.-2:30p.m. Bowie Dance Ensemble 2:30p.m.-2:50p.m OMC Productions 2:50p.m.- 3:00p.m. Spiderman 3:00p.m.-3:20p.m. El Paso Pride 3:20p.m.-4:00p.m. Kids and Company Information Eliseo Duran - (915) 544-0753
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'Devil May Cry HD Collection' Takes Demon Slaying to New Heights
DEVELOPER: Capcom PUBLISHER: Capcom SYSTEM: Microsoft Xbox 360 (PS3) PRICE: $39.99 ESRB RATING: Mature REVIEW RATING: 4.0 stars (out of 5)
Capcom raised the bar for action games with the overthe-top "Devil May Cry" series, and now Dante's killer adventures have been upgraded to play on modern consoles in the "Devil May Cry HD Collection." That's right, action fans, for less than the price of a new game, promising blood-letters can play the first three games with improved visuals and also REVIE earn achievements and trophies! W 5 star SCORING SYSTE s=M us M 4 star Get ready for the phrase, "Wow, that s = Ve t-Have r y Go 3 star was cool" to become your own perod s 2 star = Above A sonal mantra as you decimate countverag s = Ba e 1 star r less enemies in a graceful dance of = Don gain Bin 't Bot death! Dante the demon slayer is her tough as nails, and his deadly skills are only matched by his super cool style! Mixing up attacks not only looks awesome, but also earns additional tokens that are used to upgrade Dante's abilities. "Devil May Cry" is the series' debut, and the Gothic architecture mixed with powerful supernatural weapons and freakish enemies simply oozes with style. This game mixes cool combat with puzzle elements and light platforming, and it is still fun to play over 10 years after its creation. Just like "The Matrix 3" movie, "Devil May Cry 2" is the episode every fan wants to forget. Why, you may ask? Well, this game disappoints at almost every level, from sluggish combat to enemies so weak they seem to fall over dead if Dante looks at them wrong. This game also lets players take on the role of either Lucia or Dante, but Lucia's moves are no match for the demon slayer! "Devil May Cry 3" is the most enjoyable game in the trilogy, due to the slick combat, responsive controls, and the ability to choose between four styles that each feature unique abilities. For the first time in the series, players can also switch between weapons during combat, which leads to some outrageous combos. Thankfully, the "Devil May Cry HD Collection" stays faithful to the series while also giving players vastly improved visuals at a great bargain.
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By Gina Spadafori Universal Uclick
Don’t assume dogs know the rules for water safety
doubt, no swimming. Better safe than sorry. One of the best things you can do is to take courses in first aid and CPR for your pets. Many local Red Cross chapters offer these classes, and some veterinarians may also teach them in your community. A dog who’s pulled out near death from drowning may be saved by your prompt actions — if you know what to do. If your dog isn’t much of a swimmer, or is older or debilitated, get him a personal flotation device. These are especially great for family boating trips because most have sturdy handles for rescue if a pet goes overboard.
Warm weather came early this year to much of the country, and that means lakes and rivers — and even swimming pools — are already being enjoyed by dogs who love to swim. But every spring, as my field-bred retrievers (who happily swim year-round) greet new dogs at the river’s edge, I see dogs at risk of drowning. Most times, some caution on the part of their
owners would prevent any problems. The keys to water safety for dogs: prevention, preparedness and awareness.
No dog should be given unsupervised access to a backyard pool or a neighborhood pond or creek. Swimming pools are best fenced-off for safety. And if that’s not possible, they should be equipped with alarms that sound when the surface of the water is bro-
ken by a child or pet falling in. Escape ramps are a great idea, but it’s better to prevent pets from getting in unsupervised in the first place. Prevention also includes teaching your pet what to do when he’s in the pool. Dogs don’t understand the idea that the steps are on one side only, and they may tire and drown trying to crawl out the other side. If your pet likes to swim, work with him in the pool to help him learn where the steps are, so he can get out
Be aware of your dog’s condition as he plays. Remember that even swimming dogs can get hot, so bring fresh water and offer it constantly. When your dog is tiring, be sure to call it a day. A tired dog is a good dog, but an exhausted dog is in danger of drowning. Be particularly careful of young and old dogs. Both can get themselves into more trouble than a healthy adult dog with lots of swimming experience. Young dogs can panic in the water, and old dogs may not realize they aren’t as strong as they used to be. Keep them close to shore, and keep swimming sessions short. Swimming is great exercise and great fun for all, and with these few simple precautions you can keep the cool times coming, with safety in mind.
Even dogs who have been good swimmers all their lives can be at risk in the water when they’re older. easily. Tip: Put contrasting paint or tape on the fence behind the steps to give your dog a visual clue he can count on. Finally, obedience training is extremely important. Your dog should come when called, even while swimming, so you can call him back before he heads into deeper water or stronger currents. Emergency shortcut: Always carry extra retrieving toys. A dog who’s heading out into a dangerous area after a ball or stick can often be lured back to shore with a second item thrown closer in. It’s no substitute for training, but it could save your dog’s life.
Before letting your dog swim in any natural surroundings, survey the area for safety. Rivers and oceans can change frequently, and an area that was safe for swimming one visit can be treacherous the next. Consider currents, tides, underwater hazards and even the condition of the water. In the late summer, algae scum on the top of standing water can be toxic, producing substances that can kill a pet who swallows the tainted water. When in
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THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT
Open Nationwide 04/27/12 Runtime 124 min MPAA Rating R for sexual content, and language throughout. Starring Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, Alison Brie, Rhys Ifans, Chris Pratt Genre Comedy Synopsis Beginning where most romantic comedies end, a look at what happens when an engaged couple, Violet and Tom, keeps getting tripped up on the long walk down the aisle and the strain it puts on their relationship.
Open Nationwide 04/27/12 Runtime 103 min MPAA Rating R Starring John Cusak, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, Oliver Jackson-Cohen Genre Suspense/Thriller Synopsis The macabre and lurid tales of Edgar Allan Poe are vividly brought to life - and death - in this stylish, gothic thriller. When a madman begins committing horrific murders inspired by Poe's darkest works, a young Baltimore detective joins forces with Poe in a quest to get inside the killer's mind in order to stop him from making every one of Poe's brutal stories a blood chilling reality. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues, which escalates when Poe's love becomes the next target.
Runtime 98 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for some language. Genre Documentary Synopsis Following 5 kids and families over the course of a school year, stories include 2 families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. With an intimate glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals' offices, offering insight into the often cruel world of the lives of bullied children. As teachers, administrators, kids and parents struggle to find answers, the dire consequences of bullying through the testimony of strong and courageous youth is examined. Through the power of their stories, the film aims to be a catalyst for change in the way we deal with bullying as parents, teachers, children and society as a whole.
THE LUCKY ONE
Open Nationwide 04/20/12 Runtime 101 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for some sexuality and violence. Starring Zac Efron, Blythe Danner, Taylor Schilling, Jay R. Ferguson, Riley Thomas Stewart Genre Drama Synopsis U.S. Marine Sergeant Logan Thibault returns from his third tour of duty in Iraq, with the one thing he credits with keeping him alive-a photograph he found of a woman he doesn't even know. Learning her name is Beth (Taylor Schilling) and where she lives, he shows up at her door, and ends up taking a job at her family-run local kennel. Despite her initial mistrust and the complications in her life, a romance develops between them, giving Logan hope that Beth could be much more than his good luck charm.
Open Nationwide 04/27/12 Runtime 95 min MPAA Rating R for strong violence throughout, and for language. Starring Jason Statham, Chris Sarandon, James Hong, Robert John Burke, Anson Mount Genre Action/Adventure Synopsis A second-rate cage fighter on the mixed martial arts circuit, Luke Wright lives a numbing life of routine beatings and chump change...until the day he blows a rigged fight. Wanting to make an example of him, the Russian Mafia murders his family and banishes him from his life forever. But when he witnesses a frightened twelve-year-old Chinese girl, Mei, being pursued by the same gangsters who killed his wife, Luke impulsively jumps to action...and straight into the heart of a deadly high-stakes war. Realizing he's the only person Mei can trust, Luke tears a swath through the city's brutal underworld to save an innocent girl's life...and perhaps even redeem his own.
THINK LIKE A MAN
Open Nationwide 04/20/12 Runtime 122 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for sexual content, some crude humor, and brief drug use. Starring Kevin Hart, Arielle Kebbel, Meagan Good, Gabrielle Union, Taraji P. Henson Genre Comedy Synopsis Think Like a Man follows four interconnected and diverse men whose love lives are shaken up after the ladies they are pursuing buy Harvey's book and start taking his advice to heart. When the band of brothers realize they have been betrayed by one of their own, they conspire using the book's insider information to turn the tables and teach the women a lesson of their own.
Open Nationwide 04/20/12 Runtime 75 min MPAA Rating G Genre Documentary Synopsis Disneynature takes moviegoers deep into the forests of Africa with “Chimpanzee,” a new True Life Adventure introducing an adorable baby chimp named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph. Oscar’s playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the an...imal kingdom. Working together, Oscar’s chimpanzee family—including his mom and the group’s savvy leader — navigates the complex territory of the forest
THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS
Open 04/27/12 Runtime 88 min MPAA Rating PG Starring Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Jeremy Piven, Brian Blessed Genre Animation, Action/Adventure, Family Synopsis In The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists, the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captainis joined by a rag-tag crew. With seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It's a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they do battle with the pirate-hating Queen Victoria and team up with a young Charles Darwin, but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!
CINEMARK CIELO VISTA
The Pirates! Band of Misfits PG RealD 3D 11:15am 2:15pm 5:15pm 8:15pm Digital Cinema 10:15am 1:15pm 4:15pm 7:15pm 10:15pm The Raven R Digital Cinema 10:05am 1:05pm 4:05pm 7:05pm 10:05pm Safe R Digital Cinema 10:50am 1:50pm 4:50pm7:50pm 10:50pm Chimpanzee G Digital Cinema 10:00am 1:00pm 4:00pm 7:00pm 10:00pm The Lucky One PG-13
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*21 JUMP STREET (R) 10:40a 11:05a 1:30p 2:00p 4:15p 4:55p 7:10p 7:45p 10:05p 10:35p A THOUSAND WORDS (PG-13) 11:05a 1:40p 4:20p 6:55p 9:30p *5 YEAR ENGAGEMENT (R) 10:50a 1:05p 2:00p 4:15p 5:15p 7:20p 8:25p 10:30p JOHN CARTER 2-D (PG-13) 10:30a 1:45p 5:00p 8:15p *LOCKOUT (PG-13) 11:30a 2:15p 5:00p 7:40p 10:20p MIRROR MIRROR (PG) 10:30a 11:15a 1:20p 2:10p 4:25p 5:00p 7:15p 8:00p 10:00p OCTOBER BABY (PG-13) 11:00a 1:55p 4:40p 7:25p 10:20p *PINA 3D (NR)
Gateway West Blvd/Cielo Vista Mall
Digital Cinema 10:30am 1:30pm 4:30pm 7:30pm 10:30pm Bully PG-13 Digital Cinema 10:10am 1:10pm 4:10pm 7:10pm | 10:10pm The Three Stooges PG Digital Cinema 10:25am 1:25pm 4:25pm 7:25pm 10:25pm American Reunion R Digital Cinema 10:45am 1:45pm 4:45pm 7:45pm10:45pm Titanic PG-13 RealD 3D 11:30am 3:40pm 7:50pm The Hunger Games PG-13 Digital Cinema 10:00am 1:30pm 5:00pm 8:30pm The Raid: Redemption (Serbuan maut) R Digital Cinema 10:20am 1:20pm 4:20pm 7:20pm 10:20pm Casa De Mi Padre R Digital Cinema 10:35am 4:35pm 10:35pm Salmon Fishing in the Yemen PG-13Digital Cinema 1:35pm 7:35pm Dr. Seuss' The Lorax PGRealD 3D 7:40pm10:40pm Digital Cinema 10:40am 1:40pm 4:40pm
6101 Gateway West S.15 Schedule good for Friday April 27th
10:55a 1:35p 4:20p 7:10p 10:00p SAFE HOUSE (R) 12:30p 3:30p 6:35p 10:00p *THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (R) 11:00a 11:50a 1:40p 2:30p 4:20p 5:10p 7:00p 7:50p 9:40p 10:30p *DBOX THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (R) 11:50a 2:30p 5:10p 7:50p 10:30p *THINK LIKE A MAN (PG-13) 12:50p 4:00p 7:05p 10:15p *TOUCHBACK (PG-13) 10:35a 1:40p 4:40p 7:40p 10:40p WRATH OF THE TITANS 2-D (PG-13) 10:45a 1:30p 4:15p 7:05p 9:40p *WRATH OF THE TITANS 3-D (PG13) 11:20a 2:05p 4:50p 7:35p 10:25p * -- denotes Pass Restricted features
Schedule good for Friday April 27th
Schedule good for 4/27
21 JUMP STREET (R)10:45 | 1:25 | 4:05 | 6:45 | 9:25 | 12:05am AMERICAN REUNION (R)11:00 | 1:45 | 4:30 | 7:15 | 10:00 CABIN IN THE WOODS (R)11:30 | 1:55 | 4:20 | 7:10 | 9:35 | 12:00am CHIMPANZEE (G)10:30 | 12:40 | 2:50 | 5:00 | 7:10 | 9:20 FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT (R)10:30 | 1:25 | 4:20 | 7:15 | 10:10 | 12:15am HUNGER GAMES, THE (PG13) 10:45 | 12:30 | 2:00 | 3:45 | 5:15 | 7:00 | 8:30 | 10:15 | 11:45 LOCKOUT (PG13) 7:00 | 9:25 | 12:00am MIRROR, MIRROR (PG)11:30 | 2:00 | 4:30 RAVEN, THE (R)11:00 | 1:35 | 4:10 | 7:00 | 9:35 | 12:10am SAFE (R)11:15 | 1:40 | 4:15 | 7:10 | 9:35 | 12:00am THE LUCKY ONE (PG13) 11:30 | 2:05 | 4:40 | 7:15 | 9:50 THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS2D (PG)10:30 | 3:10 | 10:10 THE PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS3D (PG)12:50 | 5:30 | 7:50 THE THREE STOOGES (PG) 12:15 | 2:40 | 5:05 | 7:30 | 9:55 THINK LIKE A MAN (PG13) 10:30 | 1:25 | 4:20 | 7:15 | 10:10 | 11:30 WRATH OF THE TITANS 2D (PG13) 12:15 | 2:45 | 5:15 | 7:45 | 10:15 WRATH OF THE TITANS 3D (PG13) 11:30 | 2:00 | 4:30 | 7:00 | 9:30 | 12:00am
CINEMARK 14 - EL PASO
West side of El Paso at Mesa & I-10
EAST POINTE MOVIES 12 Schedule good for 04/27 - 05/03 I-10 & Lee Trevino
A THOUSAND WORDS (PG-13) 11:15a 1:30p 3:55p 6:25p 8:55p ACT OF VALOR (R) 11:00a 1:35p 4:10p 6:45p 9:20p ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS CHIPWRECKED (G) 11:45a 2:05p 4:15p 6:35p 8:50p BEAUTY AND THE BEAST 3-D (G) 12:00p 2:20p 4:25p CHRONICLE (PG-13) 11:25a 1:55p 4:30p 7:00p 9:25p CONTRABAND (R) 7:10p 9:40p GHOST RIDER: SPIRIT IN 2-D (PG-13) 11:30a 5:05p 10:00p GHOST RIDER SPIRIT IN 3-D (PG-13) 2:50p 7:35p JOURNEY2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 2-D (PG) 11:05a 1:40p 4:00p JOURNEY2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3-D (PG) 11:50a 2:35p 5:15p 7:30p 9:45p PROJECT X (R) 11:10a 1:45p 4:45p 7:25p 9:50p SILENT HOUSE (R) 11:40a 2:30p 5:00p 7:40p 9:55p THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (G) 11:35a 1:50p 6:30p THE VOW (PG-13) 4:05p 9:10p THE WOMAN IN BLACK (PG-13) 6:40p 9:00p THIS MEANS WAR (PG-13) 11:20a 2:10p 4:40p 7:05p 9:30p
Schedule good for Friday April 27th
The Five-Year Engagement RDigital Cinema 9:05am 12:25pm 4:25pm 7:50pm 11:05pm The Pirates! Band of Misfits PG RealD 3D 12:50pm 6:50pm Digital Cinema 3:50pm 9:35pm The Raven R Cinemark XD 10:25am 1:25pm 4:45pm 8:05pm 11:10pm Digital Cinema 9:45am 1:00pm 4:15pm 7:35pm 10:55pm Safe R Digital Cinema 1:35pm 4:40pm 7:45pm 10:35pm Chimpanzee G Digital Cinema 10:30am 1:05pm 3:40pm 6:15pm 8:50pm The Lucky One PG-13 Digital Cinema 1:15pm 4:05pm 7:05pm 10:05pm Think Like a Man PG-13 Digital Cinema 9:20am 12:40pm 4:00pm 7:20pm 10:40pm The Cabin in the Woods R Digital Cinema 9:35am 3:00pm 8:25pm The Three Stooges PG Digital Cinema 10:15am 12:55pm 3:45pm 6:35pm 9:25pm American ReunionR Digital Cinema 12:05pm 5:30pm 11:00pm Titanic PG-13 RealD 3D 9:15am 1:40pm 6:00pm 10:20pm Mirror Mirror PG Digital Cinema 11:15am 2:05pm 4:55pm Wrath of the TitansPG-13 Digital Cinema 7:40pm 10:25pm The Hunger Games PG-13 Digital Cinema 11:35am 3:00pm 6:25pm 9:50pm 21 Jump Street R Digital Cinema 11:30am 2:20pm 5:10pm 8:00pm 10:50pm
PREMIERE MONTWOOD 7
A THOUSAND WORDS (PG-13) 5:25p 7:20p 9:10p ACT OF VALOR (R) 6:45p 9:00p ARRIETTY (G) 5:20p 7:20p 9:20p CHRONICLE (PG-13) 5:50p 7:40p 9:30p
2200 N. Yarbrough
Schedule good for 4/27- 5/03
JOURNEY 2 (PG) 5:35p 7:35p 9:35p PROJECT X (R) 6:10p 8:00p 9:50p THIS MEANS WAR (PG-13) 5:45p 7:45p 9:45p
The Five-Year Engagement R Digital Cinema 10:45am 12:40pm 1:45pm 3:40pm 4:45pm 6:45pm 8:00pm 9:55pm 11:00pm 11:45pm The Pirates! Band of Misfits PG RealD 3D 11:00am 1:30pm 4:00pm 6:30pm 9:00pm Digital Cinema 2:40pm 5:10pm 7:40pm 10:10pm The Raven R Cinemark XD 10:15am 1:05pm 3:55pm 7:00pm 9:50pm Digital Cinema 11:45am 2:35pm 5:25pm 8:20pm 11:10pm Safe R Digital Cinema 11:35am 2:10pm 4:50pm 7:30pm 10:05pm Midnight Showtimes (Late Friday Night) 12:01am Chimpanzee G Digital Cin-
Las Palmas i-10 @ Zaragosa
Schedule good for Friday April 27th
ema 3:00pm 5:30pm 7:50pm 10:00pm The Lucky One PG-13 Digital Cinema 10:00am 11:25am 12:50pm 2:05pm 3:30pm 5:00pm 6:15pm 7:35pm 8:50pm 10:25pm 11:35pm Think Like a Man PG-13 Digital Cinema 10:20am 1:20pm 4:20pm 7:20pm 10:40pm The Cabin in the Woods R Digital Cinema 11:05am 2:20pm 5:45pm 8:30pm 10:55pm Lockout PG-13 Digital Cinema 7:15pm 10:15pm The Three StoogesPG Digital Cinema 10:10am 1:10pm 4:15pm 7:10pm 9:40pm American Reunion R Digital Cinema 10:05am 12:55pm 3:45pm 6:40pm 9:30pm Titanic PG-13 RealD 3D 10:35am 3:05pm Mirror Mirror PG Digital Cinema 7:25pm 10:20pm Wrath of the Titans PG-13 RealD 3D 1:40pm 7:05pm Digital Cinema 12:10pm 5:15pm 10:30pm The Hunger GamesPG-13 Digital Cinema 10:50am 2:30pm 5:55pm 9:15pm 21 Jump Street R Digital Cinema10:55am 1:55pm 4:40pm 7:45pm 10:35pm Casa De Mi Padre R Digital Cinema 11:40am 2:25pm 4:55pm Dr. Seuss' The Lorax PG RealD 3D 11:15am 4:35pm 9:45pm Digital Cinema 2:50pm 8:10pm
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Out & About
Diablos tryouts — El
Calendar of upcoming events for El Paso/ Southern New Mexico are from April 26th - May 2nd 2012
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Paso Diablos will hold local tryouts for the 2012 season at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday April 28-29, Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North. Players must be over 18 years old and a high school graduate. Pre-registration: $55 ($75 walk-up). Registration forms available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Cohen Stadium. Information: 755-2000 or diablos.com.
day, April 28, starting at Memorial Park Pool, 3251 Copper. Teams of 2, 3 or 4 women can compete against others in three separate categories: Mother/daughter; family; girlfriends. Each team member must complete entire race; no relays. Fastest overall average time wins. Cost: $60 by March 1; $65 March 1-April 15; $70 April 16-25. Information: 4333439.
‘Nobody Loves an Albatross’ — El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the comedy by Ronald Alexander through May 12. Directed by Mario Rodriguez. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military/students with ID). Information: 532-1317, elpasoplayhouse.com. A television show producer uses ghostwriters to keep his name at the top of the charts, but will his bluff be called when he is asked to produce next big hit?
Northeast Country Fair – Northeast Christian
Academy, 9901 McCombs, hosts its annual “Old Fashioned Country Fair” 5 to 10 p.m. Friday,April 27. The fair includes games, arts and crafts and vendor booths, food and entertainment. Admission is free. Information: 755-1155.
tion” concert showcases younger musicians. Admission is free. Information: 637-4569.
Lucha Libre Live —
The Mexican-style wrestling event is 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $15-$20 general admission; $25 reserved. (Ticketmaster).
El Paso Area Rugby —
Rugby matches begin at 5:30 p.m. selected Fridays at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North. Two matches each night. Gates open at 5 p.m. Information: (Cohen Stadium) 755-2000, ext. 124 or elparu.info. April 27: N.E. Spartans Black vs. West Crusaders and East/Irish Rebels vs. N.E. Spartans Red.
‘Mighty Mujer’ Triathlon — The all-female
“super sprint” (300-yard swim/15k bike /2-mile run) benefiting Center Against Family Violence is 7:30 a.m. Satur-
‘The Secret Garden’ Kids-N-Co., 1301 Texas, presents the musical version of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s book April 21-May 13. Di-
rected by Cecy Schlesinger. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Ticket information: 351-1455. “The Secret Garden” is the winner of Three Tony Awards. This enchanting classic of children’s literature is re-imagined by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of “‘Night Mother.” Orphaned in India, 11 year-old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his invalid son Colin. The estate’s many wonders include a magic garden which beckons the children with haunting melodies and the “Dreamers,” spirits from Lennox’s past who guide her through her new life.
Child Crisis Center Gala — The center’s gala
dinner “It Takes a Community” is 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Wyndham El Paso, 2027 Airway. Guest speaker is former Miami Dolphins lineman, actor (“The Mask of Zorro”) and author Victor Rivas Rivers. Silent auction/cocktails begin at 6 p.m. All proceeds support the El Paso Child Crisis Center. Tickets: $100 per person. Information: 562-7955, ext. 211 or childcrisescenter.org.
Run/Walk for Autism
— Southwest Chapter of the Autism Society of America will host its 4th annual awareness and fundraising 5K run and one-mile family fun walk 8 a.m. Saturday, April 28, at Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta. Registration: $20. Information: 772-9100 or email@example.com.
Desert View Spring Fest — Desert View United
Church of Christ, 11160 Montwood, will host its spring event 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The “trash and treasure” rummage sale begins at 7 a.m. Kids’ extravaganza begins at 9 a.m. with face painting, jumping balloon, playground, martial arts and dance demonstrations, vendors and children’s services. A Bark and Meow pet event is also planned with adoptions, pet blessings, contests and vendors. Information: 593-1169.
Arbor Day — The City of
El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will celebrate Texas Arbor Day at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27, at Nations Tobin Park, 8831 Railroad. The public is invited to join in the celebration of planting and nurturing of trees, featuring guest City Council representative Susie Byrd and Master of Ceremonies Parks and Recreation Director Nanette Smejkal. Information: 5414331.
Spring Arts and Craft Fair — Our Lady of Mt.
Carmel School, 131 S. Zaragoza, will host the fair 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 29, with food, music, and a variety of arts and crafts vendors. Admission is free. Information: 859-9848, ysletamission.org.
Chamizal Oral History Project — Chamizal
National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, invites people to share stories, photographs, video and other objects of Chamizal History with Park Rangers and historians 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28. Individuals, businesses and organizations relocated off the Chamizal land tract and those who witnessed ..Continues on next page
Jazz Unlimited Big Band — The jazz band presents its 7th annual concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 5005 Love Road. This year’s “Next Genera-
SPOTLIGHTEPNEWS.COM APRIL 26, 2012 PAGE 19 Continued from page 18...Chamizal Oral alternative rock band La Lupita and cumbia artist Celso Pino. Tickets: $25, $37 and $47. (Ticketmaster). Act II is a matinee performance where offstage and onstage antics continue; and Act III comes at the end of the play’s run, when performers are too burned out to hide their miscues. $10 donation at the door. Information: 449-0119 or epsmf.org. tion: 760-5599 or elpasowindsymphony.com.
Chamizal ceremonies of the 1960s may record their stories and share their mementos. Participation is free. Information: 532-7273, ext. 129 or nps.gov/cham.
El Chamizal Festival
— Los Paisanos del Chamizal will host a celebration of the people, stories and community of the Chamizal 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Chamizal National Memorial Amphitheatre, 800 S. San Marcial, with live music, food, family activities, demonstrations and ranger talks. Admission is free. Information: 532-7273, ext. 129 or nps.gov/cham.
Animal Rescue League’s ‘Dinner with Friends’ — Animal Rescue
League of El Paso’s 11th annual fundraising gala is Saturday, April 28, at Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso Street. Yappy Hour silent auction is 6 p.m. with dinner and festivities 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets: $65 ($650 table for 10). Reservations and payment due by April 13. Information: 821-7283 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: arlep.org. This year’s event features a “Dancing With the Paws” video contest. Anyone with pets may enter online at arlep.org/newsandevents.
MINI of El Paso Battle of the Bands — The
competition is Saturday, April 28, at Tricky Falls, 209 S. El Paso Street, during an all ages shows. Winners based on crowds and judges votes, and will get to perform as part of the May 26 Neon Desert Music Festival. Information: neondesertmusicfestival.com/bob.
Moonlight Ball — Ysleta High School Tribal Rhythm Ballroom Dance Team, under the direction of S. Solis, will host a fundraising dinner and dance 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Ysleta Cultural Arts Center, 9600 Sims, with dinner, performance by Tribal Rhythm, Jack and Jill contest and general dancing. Semi-formal attire. Proceeds benefit the team’s summer trip to San Diego. Call for cost. Information: 434-8146 or Ssolis@yisd.net. Elena Baker Dance Company — Local teacher
Elena Baker’s dance studio presents her students in performance 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, with selections from “Phantom of the Opera” and more. Admission is free. Information: 740-1392.
‘Dia de los Niños, Dia de los Libros’ — The
16th annual children’s day/book day 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Washing-
Tickets $28-$40 dinner shows; $14-$24 non-dinner matinee. Information: 747-6060. This classic Jo Swerling, Abe Burrows and Frank Loesser musical with its great score and hilarious book was one of the theater’s biggest hits when first presented in 1996. Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight “mission doll” out to reform the evildoers of Time Square.
FloraFest 2012 — The UTEP Centennial Museum’s annual native plant sale is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, at the museum, Wiggins and University. Nursery-grown native trees, shrubs, flowering perennials and other plants will be sold. Proceeds benefit the museum’s Chihuahuan Desert Gardens. Customers may bring their own wagons. Admission is free. Information: 747-5565 or museum.utep.edu. 2012 Young Musicians Recital — The six finalists
for this year’s Young Musicians Competition will perform in recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, at University Presbyterian Church, 244 N. Resler. Cost:
Hispanic Heritage Gala — El Paso City Ballet
with Artistic Director Lisa Skaf, hosts its fundraising performance and gala is 6:30 p.m. Friday,April 27, at Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino, 1200 Futurity Drive, with pieces such as “Paquita,” “Huapango,” the pas de deux from “Don Quixote,” with local dancers and choreographers such as Lisa Skaf, Erick Camposand Marta Katz as well as guest..Continues on next page
El Chido Fest — The Mexican rock fest comes to El Paso at 8 p.m. Friday, April 27, at El Paso County Coliseum,
ton Park, next to the El Paso Zoo. A free new book will be provided to each child who attends the event, along with other free goodies. Special guest this year is Spider-Man, who will make ten-minute appearances at 10:50 a.m., 12:20, 2 and 2:50 p.m. Admission is free. Information: 543-5468 or elpasolibrary.org.
‘Guys and Dolls’ —
UTEP Dinner Theatre presents the audience favorite April 13May 6, directed by Jamie Barba. Showtime is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Dinner matinee performance is 1:30 p.m. April 15 and non-dinner matinees are 2:30 p.m. April 22, April 29 and May 6.
4100 E. Paisano with headliners Alejandro Lora and El Tri, often called the “Rolling Stones of Mexican rock.” Also performing are ska band Inspector,
‘Noises Off’ — The UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance presents the hilarious British “back stage” comedy April 20-29, in the Fox Fine Arts Wise Family Theatre, presented by UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: Tickets: $12 ($10 UTEP faculty/ staff, seniors, military, groups of 10 or more and nonUTEP students; $9 UTEP students and children age 4 to 12). Information: 747-5118 or theatredance.utep.edu. Written by English playwright Michael Frayn, “Noises Off” features a play within a play. All three acts of “Noises Off” center on the first act of an awful sex comedy titled “Nothing On.” The first act is the dress rehearsal, where everything goes wrong;
‘Mariachi Madness’ — El Paso Wind Symphony closes its 2011-12 “Spicy Season” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, at UTEP’s Magoffin Auditorium. Tickets $12.50 ($7.50 military, students and seniors). Informa-
SPOTLIGHTEPNEWS.COM APRIL 26, 2012 PAGE 20 Continued from page 19... dancers Gerardo Gil of City Ballet of San Diego, Guillermo Garcia of Mexico’s National Dance Company and Daymel Sanchez of Mexico. Tickets: $50 (includes dinner). Information: 204-0482, 637-3704 or elpasocityballet.org. students/faculty/staff), unless listed otherwise. Ticket information: 747-5606 or utep.edu/music. • Thursday, April 26 — UTEP Symphonic Winds • 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 29 — Faculty Artist Series presents Chiaroscuro Trio. is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 28, on the Old Mesilla Plaza. Several British cars will be on display, including Mini Coopers, MGs, Jaguars and Morgans. Admission is free to spectators. Information: (575) 647-0122 or (575) 526-7807. games for kids, live entertainment and more. Admission is free. Information: (575) 4346296 or email@example.com. ing is she that young Franz falls in love with her. Tickets: $28. Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or spencertheater.com. Hillsboro. Proceeds will help renovate the old Kingston schoolhouse, currently the meeting place of the Spit & Whittle Club. Tickets are $8 adults, $5 for youth and seniors. The Kingston Spit & Whittle Club is one of the oldest continually active social clubs in the western United States, with its inception dating back to the 1880s.
— The Shire of Ghillie Shu and Gallery 408 hosts a renaissance festival Saturday, April 28, at Spider Park along 12th Street in
International Day of Dance — The 7th annual celebration of dance is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 28, at Branigan Cultural Center, Branigan Building, 501 N. Main, (Downtown Mall) Las Cruces, featuring performances from local and international dance troupes from a variety of styles and cultures. Admission is free. Information: (575) 5412154 or las-cruces.org/museums.
UTEP Department of Music — Performances are
at 7:30 p.m. at Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall, except as noted. Tickets for most performances are $5 ($3 seniors/military/nonUTEP students; free for children/UTEP
SOUTHERN NEW MExICO
British Car Days Show — The British Motorcar Club of Southern New Mexico’s 19th annual car show
Community Earth Day Fair — The 17th annual event is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Alameda Park Zoo, 1021 N. White Sands Blvd., Alamogordo, with hundreds of exhibits on alternative energy and fueles, a mini health fair and screenings, interactive
‘Belles’ — The Las Cruces
Community Theatre presents the “play in two acts … and 45 phone calls” by Dan Thornton April 13-29. Directed by Gail Wheeler. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7$10. Information: (575) 5231200 or lcctnm.org. The six Walker sisters hail from Memphis, but now are scattered all over the country. Only Peggy still lives in Memphis, where she cares for Mama. When the play begins, Peggy is phoning her sisters to tell them that Mama is in the hospital. Nothing serious, she just ate some bad tuna.
Spit & Whittle Centennial Celebration —
Carrizozo, N.M. The family event features artisans and craft vendors, performs and more. Visitors are encouraged to dress in their fantasy wear for the event. Information: (575) 9376957 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Kingston Spit & Whittle Club celebrates 100th anniversary of New Mexico statehood with Centennial Celebration all day Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, at the Old Kingston Schoolhouse in the historic community of Kingston, N.M.. Events include a historic building tour, treasure hunt, gold panning, mine and cemetery tours, history fair and silent auction of art, crafts, curios and collectibles. Vendors along “Centennial Avenue” will offer regional art, crafts and books, geodes and crystals and food. Horse-drawn stagecoach rides offered Sunday. Visitors are encouraged to dress in period costumes, and have their photograph taken in front of historic buildings. Information: kingstonnm.com. Other events include historic Kingston photographs and memorabilia at Percha Bank Museum, book signings and pottery and archery demonstrations at The Black Range Lodge and live music both afternoons. Nearby Hillsboro will celebrate with an art show at the Percha Creek Traders. A concert by banjo virtuoso Jeff Scroggins and bluegrass band Fresh Horses Featuring is 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Hillsboro Community Center in
NM Regional Music Series presents Round Mountain — The 2nd annual series focusing on New Mexico and Arizona artists presents the folk Americana group Round Mountain at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Buckhorn Saloon and Opera House in Pinos Altos, N.M.. Local opening act is Melanie Zipin and the Sugar Leafs. Cosponsored by Mimbres Regional Arts Council. Tickets; $10 in advance. Information: (575) 538-9911.
‘Shout!’ — American
Southwest Theatre Company presents the mod musical April 20-May 6 at NMSU’s Hershel Zohn Theatre. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $15 ($13 seniors; $10 student with school ID), plus service charge. Information: (575) 646-4515 or 1-800-525ASTC (2782). This smashing 1960-style revue by Phillip George, David Lowenstein and Peter Charles Morris tracks five groovy gals as they come of age during the liberating days that made England swing.
Coppélia’ - Ruidoso Dance Ensemble presents the comic ballet at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. The classic tale is heart-warming story about two young lovers and a romantic toymaker. Old Dr. Coppelius lets everyone believe his creation, Coppélia, a mechanical doll, is a real person, and so captivat-
‘Open Range’ — Deming Performing Arts Theater presents the drama at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in Morgan Hall, 109 E. Pine, in Deming, N.M. Call for ticket prices. Information: (575) 545-8872 or dpat.org.
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Soul Clap presents: EFUNK : The Album Tour
[ELLUM | CROSSTOWN REBELS] INFO: LOTUS 201 N Stanton Downtown El Paso 18+ Doors Open At 9PM Advanced Tickets Available
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SUPER(SECRET)NITE W/ sented by SMG EVENTS and Disco SMG EVENTS and Disco Productions PROUDLY PRESENT... PLEASUREKRAFT | In Concert Fri.May.11th in El Paso at Buchanan's Event Center 9pm to 2am line starts at 8pm EVERYONE WELCOME 21+ Designated Drinking Section for more information please visit: www.facebook.com/smgeve ntsofficial www.twitter.com/smgevents
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Join us as we welcome Soul Clap to El Paso for the first time ever! along with dj joe n (LNSC) limited $14 presale tickets are available now at www.ticketbully.com local ticketing locations will be announced soon
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Ware Presents: Maceo Plex (Ellum/Crosstown Rebels)
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NEW MUSIC May 1st
Norah Jones- Little Broken Hearts
Artist Spotlight | Wiz Khalifa
“O.N.I.F.C.” is the follow-up to Wiz Khalifa’s gold-certified major label debut “ROLLING PAPERS,” which was released in March 2011, and spawned the multiplatinum hits “Black And Yellow,” “Roll Up” and “No Sleep.” Wiz earned himself two nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards thanks to his breakout hit “Black And Yellow,” in both the “Best Rap Song” and “Best Rap Performance” categories. Khalifa then joined forces with Snoop Dogg for “Mac And Devin Go To High School Soundtrack,” the collaborative soundtrack album for the
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Carrie Underwood- Blown Away
film “Mac And Devin Go To High School.” The album featured the hit single “Young, Wild & Free (feat. Bruno Mars),” which has gone on to become 2x-certified Platinum, and has peaked at #7 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. Wiz kicked off 2012 with a high-profile campaign with Bing, where he was featured in the search engine’s nationwide commercials. Khalifa is in the studio putting the final touches on his sophomore album “O.N.I.F.C.” due later this year.
SMASH- The music of Smash Marilyn Manson- Born Villain Santigold- Master of My Make Believe
WIZ KHALIFA IS BACK WITH “WORK HARD, PLAY HARD;” ACCLAIMED MC RETURNS WITH STARGATE & BENNY BLANCOPRODUCED LEAD SINGLE FROM UPCOMING SOPHOMORE ALBUM, “O.N.I.F.C"
Rostrum/Atlantic Records artist, Wiz Khalifa has released “Work Hard, Play Hard,” the lead single from his upcoming, sophomore album, “O.N.I.F.C.” The track, produced by Stargate and Benny Blanco, is available at all digital retailers now. What’s more, the
companion video for “Work Hard, Play Hard,” was shot earlier this month in Khalifa’s hometown of Pittsburgh, PA. Last week, Wiz was nominated for “Best New Artist” and “Best Rap Artist,” at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards airing Sunday, May 20th from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas (check local listings.) These new nominations follow the rapper’s two recent nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards for “Best Rap Song” and “Best Rap Performance” for his 3X-Platinum hit, “Black And Yellow.” Adding to this excitement, Wiz is heralding the release of his new single with a summer amphitheater tour, dubbed the “Under The Influence Of Music Tour,” with Mac Miller, and special guests Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Chevy Woods. The acclaimed rapper recently took the stage at the 2012 Coachella Festival, where he joined rap veterans Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre for a performance of his 2x-Platinum, top 10 smash hit, “Young, Wild & Free.” Adding to this, Wiz recently lent his rhymes to Maroon 5’s new single “Payphone,” which they performed together on NBC’s The Voice last week. “Payphone” is currently #1 on the overall iTunes singles chart. ***
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Family tree, formerly known as ‘Ehrenhardt,’ explored by Dale Jr.
ale Earnhardt Jr.’s interest in racing history is well-documented, as anyone who ever watched his old “Back in the Day” TV show can attest. His interest in Earnhardt family history is just coming to light. It came out last week, during Earnhardt’s session with the media at Kansas Speedway, when he was asked about the visit to the White House by last year’s Chase participants. “I’d been there before, and it was pretty much the same tour, but every time you go through it I think you find something interesting that you missed the time before,” he said. “I didn’t really appreciate how old some of the artwork and stuff is in that
house until I did some work on my family tree these last six months. “I’ve started to understand what 200 years really means or what 150 years truly means in the grand scope of things.” He said he’s spent a good bit of time lately researching his family tree and truly enjoyed it. “We don’t have time today to talk about how much fun I’ve had with working on my family tree,” he said. “I was fortunate enough to find someone in the field of genealogy that helped me out, and I’m trying to put together some kind of a wellorganized document to sort of be able to show to family members and what have
you, and just keep so Kelley’s [Earnhardt’s sister] kids, and if I have any one day, they won’t have to do the work.” He said that before, he never thought about his ancestors who came before his grandfather, the legendary short-track and NASCAR racer Ralph Earnhardt. “Ralph’s father, I didn’t know who he was and never really cared who he was, never thought about who he was, or what his family would be like,” Earnhardt said. “Never thought past Ralph all these years, and I started getting into his father and Ralph’s grandfather and I found their burial plots, and so me and... Continues on page 28
Dale Earnhardt Jr. has begun researching his roots, which lead back through 200 years in North Carolina, to Pennsylvania, then to the German region of Pfalz. (NASCAR photo)
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As tracks repaved, drivers lament loss of old surfaces
Sunday’s race at Kansas Speedway was the final one on the existing asphalt surface. The track is being repaved because track officials have determined that the rough Kansas winters have damaged it to the point that there could be a major failure that could lead to a major delay in a race, or worse. Michigan International Speedway and Pocono Raceway also are to be, or have been, repaved this year, and Phoenix International Raceway has relatively new pavement. In the past, newly repaved race tracks are smoother and faster, but the racing for the first few years is a one-groove affair with little passing, as the fastest way around is usually right on the bottom groove. Drivers generally say that they’d rather see the track patched up because they prefer racing on a worn-out surface. “I wouldn’t resurface tracks ever if it were up to me,” Carl Edwards said. “I’d patch up the holes and keep on running … “I know no one wants to sit through a delay while they fix a hole in the track. Those kind of things that have led to some of these repaves, I understand that we have to address those things, but I am a racer that likes to race on a bumpy, rough, slick race track with the cars sliding all over the place … I don’t care if there are 20-foot long patches of dirt in the middle of the race track, I’m happy.” Denny Hamlin said driving skill is less of a factor on a repaved race track. “When you don’t pave race tracks, and there’s tire wear, the driver shows up a lot more than what it does
Denny Hamlin racing Sunday at Kansas Speedway, the last race before the track is repaved. (NASCAR photo)
when you pave a race track [and] it becomes all about track position and how good your car is,” he said. “The driver is probably 65 percent of how you run [on a worn track]. On a brand new paved race track, I would say our numbers are probably down to 30 [percent] … “You see it at Rockingham, Atlanta – tracks like this where tires wear out. A driver can really, honestly make a difference. Continues on page 30
Ralph Earnhardt in an undated photo. (NASCAR photo)
Continued from page 26.. my grandmother Martha and my sister and my mom Brenda and my girlfriend rode up there one day, just in Kannapolis or Concord, and visited their burial plots and a lot of relatives that were born in like 1809 and 1822 and stuff like that.” He said his cemetery trip was a moving experience. “It’s really cool to stand there over somebody that is responsible for you being there. That was pretty neat.” A check of the common genealogy sites on the Internet indicates that the Earnhardt family has been in North Carolina since before 1800. Census records indicate they were mostly farmers and cotton mill workers. They appear to have come to North Carolina from Pennsylvania and were originally from the old German region of Pfalz, where the name was spelled “Ehrenhardt.” “I had people tell me to work on my family tree before, but I didn’t think it was that big of a deal,” Earnhardt said. “Once I got into it and started realizing the importance of it, it’s been a lot of fun.”
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Buescher victor in truck race
James Buescher, the surprise winner of the seasonopening Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Speedway, got his first victory in his regular series when he won the SFP 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway. It came in his 76th career start and was the second straight win for his Turner Motorsports team, which won the week beJames Buescher, driver of the No. 31 Chevrolet, leads Nelson Piquet Jr., driver of the No. fore at Rocking30 Chevrolet, during Sunday’s SFP 250 at Kansas Speedway. (NASCAR photo) ham Speedway with Kasey Kahne driving one of the team’s trucks. Buescher is now second in the truck standings, four points behind Timothy Peters, who finished second at Kansas.
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Honda’s all-new Civic Si has more power – but is it better?
The last generation Honda Civic Si was one of those cars that swept me off my feet because it did just about everything right. It was fast, fun, comfortable to be in and most importantly, it was affordable. But now it’s 2012, and Honda has redesigned the Civic for the ninth time. Surely this Civic, especially in the fun-loving Si form, will be even better than the model it replaces, right? Well, the answer to that may still be up in the air. It’s hard to spot the exterior styling changes of the all-newfor-2012 Civic, for they are minor. Yeah there is a new crease here and there, but for the most part, the new Civic looks pretty much like the old one. The same can be said for the interior. The familiar double tier dashboard layout continues in But step on the gas and things will begin to feel different. The reason being is that Honda has ditched the high-revving 2.0 liter four-cylinder with a new 2.4 liter four-cylinder. The new, larger engine develops more torque - 170 ft-lbs versus 139 ft-lbs, and slightly more horsepower (201 versus 191), but the increase in torque, while noticeable, isn’t substantial. Worse, the new engine hardly likes to rev like the old one, and when you do rev it, it gets noisy and doesn’t respond as well. In normal driving, the new Si drives nicely and is improved. Steering, shifting and braking are near perfect – you can practically think your actions and the little Civic responds. And the extra torque is a nice welcome – the car isn’t the slug that the old one was when puttering along at slow speeds. When you want to get on it, you still need to get the revs up beyond 5500 RPMS – where Honda’s i-VTEC variable valve timing kicks in. The surge of power isn’t as noticeable as the old car, and you have to shift 1000 RPMS sooner (new redline is 7000 RPMS versus 8000 RPMs). Cool lights mounted on the top tier dash helps you know when i-VTEC has turned on and as you approach the redline. The new Civic Si is still easily one of the most enjoyable cars to drive, and being a Civic means it’s also easy to live with. Interior ergonomics are excellent with useable cupholders, plenty of storage bins, and a thumping stereo. And with the new engine, the Si gets better fuel economy – 22 mpg in town and 31 mpg on the road. No complaints there. So is the new Civic Si better than the old one? On paper, it most definitely is. Bigger engine, more power, increased interior room and better fuel economy – it appears it can’t loose. But in the fun-to-drive category, the old car does get the nod with its more eager engine. The 2012 Civic starts out at out around $22,355 for the coupe or $22,555 for the sedan – and add in about $1400 if you want the navigation system. -- Christopher A. Randazzo
the new Civic, with the speedometer displayed at top in a digital format while the tachometer is displayed in the lower dash and is an analog gauge. But as everything inside the new Civic looks the same, there is a difference: there is more room. Front passengers have more shoulder and elbow room while rear passengers benefit from more legroom. Even the trunk has increased in size. So far, all is sounding pretty good
for the new Civic. Get behind the wheel of this hot-rodded Civic and just like with last year’s car, you will never want to leave. The steering wheel alone feels like a work of art. It’s small and tight – and feels perfect in your hands. The short gear shifter for the six-speed manual transmission (still the only one offered with the Si model) fits nicely in your palm and using it is like using a ratchet – it just clicks away into the gear you want.
By The Numbers:
2012 Honda Civic 4-door Si with Navigation
Base Price: $23,905.00 Price as Tested: $24,675.00 Layout: front-engine / front-wheel drive Engine: 2.4 liter DOHC 4-cylinder Transmission: six-speed manual Horsepower: 201 hp Torque: 170 ft-lbs EPA Fuel Economy: 22 city / 31 highway mpg [Visit me at www.carsbycar.blogspot.com or email me a email@example.com]
Continued from page 28..When you’re running nearly wide open every single corner on new paved race tracks, there’s not much us drivers can do.” Jeff Gordon said he believes the tracks, like Bristol Motor Speedway in particular, are taking some blame for boring racing that should be directed at the “Car of Tomorrow.” “This car for the last five or six years has sort of put Goodyear, the tracks, everything into a different box,” he said. “I’m looking forward to the 2013 car, but I look forward to cars down the road to sort of take some of the things in this car that are in there we can’t take out. “It will help the racing; things that are going to help Goodyear to make a better tire that is more suitable for the car. We still need to get some weight out of the cars in order to do that. I don’t know if that is going to happen for 2013, but I think we have a nice aero (aerodynamically) balanced car. They have incorporated a few things in there to help.” But he also said that repaving presents problems. “All these repaves are not going to help,” he said. “That is going to make some real challenges.” Sunday’s race at Kansas ran without a problem, but dozers were ripping up the asphalt moments after the checkered flag fell.
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Hendrick awaits 200th Cup win
Those caps celebrating 200 Sprint Cup victories for Hendrick Motorsports are getting some miles on them. Team officials have been carrying them to race tracks since last October at Kansas Speedway when Jimmie Johnson scored the team’s 199th victory. Now, 14 races later, the four-driver Hendrick contingent is headed to Richmond International Raceway with the caps in tow. The current victory drought is the longest for Hendrick since the end of 2002 and the beginning of 2003, when it went 15 races without a win. That streak also began after a win at Kansas, one by Gordon. “I think if you look at Martinsville, it was so meant to be there,” Gordon said, referring to the fact that he was just seconds away from winning when a caution flag sent the race into extended laps and Gordon and Jimmie Johnson were wrecked. “And it just didn’t happen. We’re going to get it. It’s just very competitive right now.”
1. Greg Biffle 312; Leader 2. Martin Truex Jr. 297; behind -15 3. Matt Kenseth 295; behind -17 4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 291; behind -21 5. Denny Hamlin 289; behind -23 6. Kevin Harvick 287; behind -25 7. Jimmie Johnson 275; behind -37 8. Tony Stewart 265; behind -47 9. Carl Edwards 251; behind -61 10. Ryan Newman 249; behind -63
Cup victories by Joe Gibbs Racing drivers in the past 6 races at Richmond (3 by Kyle Busch and 2 by Denny Hamlin) Victories by Chevrolet at Richmond, tops among all manufacturers
Cup victories for cars numbered 11, the most of any number (Denny Hamlin’s win Sunday broke a tie with cars numbered 43, most won by Richard Petty) Drivers in the top 15 in Sprint Cup points without a top-five finish this year (Joey Logano in 12th and Paul Menard in 14th)
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