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Community Garden Thriving at Vista Del Valle Park


Various Organizations Involved in Project

other and forming a garden family. Community Garden members will start meeting monthly to organize the maintenance of the garden, share ideas and to coordinate educational outreach. A Community Garden meeting and workshop will be at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2012 on the back patio of the Multipurpose Center. The event is free and open to the public. The Composting 101" workshop instructors will be El Paso Master Gardener, Ed Dominguez discussing how to make compost, along with Danny Rodriguez of Earth Organics, giving a demonstration and lesson on compost tea. The pilot Community Garden Program is being funded with a grant from the Paso Del Norte Health Foundation.

El Paso, Texas The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department had an Open House for the first Community Garden in a city park on May 12, 2012 at Vista Del Valle Park, 9031 Viscount Blvd. (adjacent to Multipurpose Recreation Center.) The Garden has 27 plots of various sizes assigned to community members from throughout the city. Garden members are allowed to choose their own type of produce to plant from seeds or from transplants. Some the items planted the first day were donated by Home Depot and Mountain State Wholesale Nursery. Items planted include lettuce, tomatoes, chile jalapenos, basil, Mexican squash, watermelon, peppermint, eggplant and strawberries. The special needs participants at the Multipurpose Recreation Center also are involved in the gardening process. The El Paso Community College Aquaponics Club donated an aquaponic gardening system to the Community Garden. Aquaponics is a system that pumps the water from a fish tank, rich in ammonia and other waste products from the fish, to irrigate the plants above which are ensconced in gravel. This new system is used for gardening, recy-

cling and dual water usage. Other groups involved in gardening are the Cielo Vista Neighborhood Association, Discovery Kids, Rio Grande Girl Scouts, and the El Paso Community College Senior Garden class. Virginia Galarza, of the City Parks and Recreation Department says, In one month, we have seen the community come together to share garden tips, ideas, while helping one an-

Spaces are limited for the workshop this Saturday. Reserve


your spot by calling (915) 566-1876 or by e-mailing Virginia Galarza at galarzavx@elpasotexas.gov by 12:00 p.m. on June 15th.

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By Joe Olvera ,2012

athers Day 2012

is bringing a new resolve into the equation. Not only will the U.S. be celebrating the traditional Fathers Day that is comprised of a mother and a father, but, in this new world, is introducing something rare two dads in the same family. Although its not really new, this is the first time that the phenomenon has been so open. According to a story on ABC News, and in dealing with the new reality, JC Penney, the giant retail chain with thousands of stores all over the world and in El Paso, has created a Fathers Day ad which features two dads and their children. The ad asks: What makes dad so cool? Hes the swim coach, tent maker, best friend, bike fixer, and hug giver all rolled into one or two. The photo then shows real life dads Todd Koch and Cooper Smith with their kids. Only problem is, the ad isnt pleasing to everyone. A group that calls itself One Million Moms (OMMs), is demanding that JC Penney cease and desist. Its rather obvious that JC Penney would rather take sides then remain neutral

find something to buy, just to say, thank you. The company further responded that it was founded on the principle of The Golden Rule, of doing unto others as you would have them do unto you, and that it believes in treating everybody Fair and Square. In El Paso, that would be good news for members of

the City Council who supported equal rights for the unmarried, gay partners of city employees by allowing them to have health insurance just like every other employee, whether in a gay or a traditional marriage. That didnt sit well with members of religious groups who fought the policy by initiating efforts to recall Mayor John Cook, and City Reps. Susie Byrd and Steve Or-

tega. Those efforts, however, failed. So, for all those dads who are in non-traditional marriages, and who have a love for their children, who nurture and care for them, provide for them, teach them the rules of life, who love them with as much fervor as other, traditional dads Happy Fathers Day! You deserve it!

in the culture war, Monica Cole, spokeswoman for the group, said. JC Penney will hear from the other side, so they need to hear from us as well. Our persistence will pay off. One day we will answer for our actions or lack of them. We must remain diligent and stand up for Biblical values and truth. Scripture says multiple times that homosexuality is wrong, and God will not tolerate this sinful nature. Besides the angry rhetoric, the group has begun a boycott of all JCP Penney stores. This is not the first time that the group has come

out against JC Penney for the chains efforts to be inclusive. They also once attacked the chain for including lesbian mothers in its Mothers Day catalogue. OMM also tried to boycott the company because it had hired comedian Ellen DeGeneres, an openly-gay t.v. talk host, to be its spokeswoman. OMM, however met defeat, and called off its efforts. But, now the group thinks JC Penney has gone too far by including gay dads in its new promotion. Cole said that this effort is different. We have heard back from men and women, not just moms, saying they will no longer shop at the store. JC Penney spokesman Joseph Thomas said about the controversy, reiterating the chains policy. In celebration of Fathers Day, were proud that our June book honors men from diverse backgrounds, who all share the joy of fatherhood, Thomas wrote in an email. And the gay community? One supporter emailed the company, applauding its courage and its stance. Dear JCP I love you guys. I have never been into a JC Penney store, but, after seeing your adwell, you guys rock. I will

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SENA CELEBRATES THE 21ST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE & SCOOTER RIDE TO WORK DAY
-- Riding Motorcycles & Scooters Cuts Down Traffic, Congestion & Pollution -SAN JOSE, Calif. (June 13, 2012) Celebrating the 21st year of the International Motorcycle & Scooter Ride to Work Day, Monday, June 18, Sena Technologies, Inc., a Bluetooth innovator in the motorcycle and outdoor activities market, encourages motorcycle and scooter owners to get geared up and help cut down on traffic, and to save themselves some gas. The company also encourages automobile drivers to pay special attention that day, and every day, to motorcycle and scooter riders sharing the road. The idea behind International Ride to Work Day is designed to demonstrate the following the number of motorcyclists to the general public and to politicians, that motorcyclists are involved in all occupations and come from all walks of life, that motorcyclists can reduce traffic and parking congestion in metropolitan areas, that motorcycles are for transportation as well as for recreation and that motorcycling can be a social good and source of camaraderie for riders. By supporting International Ride to Work Day, we want to encourage motorcycle and scooter riders to get to their destinations safely and responsibly, said Marc Woo, president of Sena Technologies, Inc. North and South America. Staying connected to friends or loved ones or to other riders in ones group can be a lifesaver in a stressful situation on the road. Sena Bluetooth headset/intercom systems are extremely advantageous in many situations for responsible motorcycle and scooter riders who commute. Sena Bluetooth systems work to promote safety while riding with their easy-to-use jog dial design and the voice activated controls and voice prompts. The emphasis for Sena system creators was on allowing the rider to do utilize the functions of the headset/intercom with as little use of ones hands as possible. With voice activation, a rider may make or receive a phone call, play mp3 audio and much more using a Sena headset. hour for town center and city travel, and 20 minutes of every hour for travel through a mixture of built-up and non builtup areas. About Sena Technologies, Inc. Sena Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of Bluetooth communication devices, including Bluetooth motorcycle intercom. Since its first and flagship product, the SMH10 Bluetooth intercom/headset for Motorcycle helmets, Sena has been a leading provider of Bluetooth communication systems for power sports and other outdoor activities. Sena offers its products worldwide through its global network of distributors, retailers and OEM partners. For more information on International Ride to Work Day, visit www.ridetowork.org. For more information on Sena Technologies, Inc. and its products, please visit www.senabluetooth.com. Follow them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/SenaBluetooth or on Twitter @senabluetooth.

POLICE FINANCIAL CRIMES ALERT CREDIT/DEBT CARD SKIMMING


EL PASO, TEXAS The El Paso Police Departments Financial Crimes Unit would like to remind citizens of the problem of credit/debit card skimming. Credit/Debit card skimming occurs when an individuals credit card is swiped into a device that records the credit card number. The skimmed number can then be used to make purchases and in some cases the credit card number can be sold to other thieves. To reduce the chances of you and your card from becoming a victim of credit/debit card skimming the Financial Crimes unit suggests that customers Walk The Card. Simply stated, a customer will walk their credit/debit card to the register and hand the card to the employee while keeping eye contact on the credit/debit card till it is returned. Always keep watchful eye on your credit/debit card and never allow the card out of your view. This simple routine may save consumers from becoming a credit/debit card skimming victim.

International Ride to Work Day & Motorcycle Statistics:


International Ride to Work Day was started in 1992 Only 4.3-percent of all registered motorcycles in the United States are used for year-round primary transportation, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council. The average United States vehicle driver travels approximately 29 miles per day and drives a total of 55 minutes per day at an average vehicle speed of 32 miles per hour based on U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation statistics. Tests by the Motorcycle Industry Association comparing car and motorcycle performance on real journeys suggest that traveling by motorcycle can shorten journey times by as much as 33 minutes of every

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By: Doppler Dave Speelman

Our Hottest Months


The months of June and July are the hottest months of the year in El Paso. We average a daily temperature around 95. This is typically the month that we also witness record setting temperatures in the triple digits! Hot weather means a lot of activities under the sun but it can also lead to heat sickness. Normally, our body has ways of keeping itself cool, by letting heat escape through the skin, and by evaporating sweat (perspiration). If we dont cool properly or not enough, we may suffer a heat-related illness. Anyone can be susceptible although the very young and very old are at greater risk. Heat-related illnesses can become serious or even deadly if unattended.

The American Red Cross offers these tips to prevent heat-related illness
1. Dress for the heat. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect away some of the sun's energy. It is also a good idea to wear hats or to use an umbrella. 2. Drink water. Carry water or juice with you and drink continuously even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid alcohol and caffeine, which dehydrate the body. 3. Eat small meals and eat more often. Avoid foods that are high in protein which increase metabolic heat. 4. Slow down. Avoid strenuous activity. The coolest part of the day is usually in the morning between 4:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. 5. Stay indoors when possible. 6. Take regular breaks when engaged in physical activity on warm days. Take time out to find a cool place.

Stages of Heat-Related Illness


Heat-related illness usually comes in stages. The signal of the first stage is heat cramps in muscles. These cramps can be very painful. If you are caring for a person who has heat cramps, have him or her stop activity and rest. If the person is fully awake and alert, have him or her drink small amounts of cool water or a commercial sports drink. Gently stretch the cramped muscle and hold the stretch for about 20 seconds, then gently massage the muscle. Repeat these steps if necessary. If the victim has no other signals of heat-related illness, the person may resume activity after the cramps stop.

Weather Trivia:
We experience the most Intense heat during the month of June. What is the percentage of triple digits days for the month? A. 37% B. 45% C. 50% D. 53%
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.
Answer: B

The signals of the next, more serious stage of a heat-related illness or heat exhaustion include--Cool, moist, pale skin (the skin may be red right after physical activity). -Headache. -Dizziness and weakness. -Nausea. -The skin may or may not feel hot.

General Care for Heat Emergencies


1. Cool the Body 2. Give Fluids 3. Minimize Shock

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Scenic Drive Getting BigBelly Bins


Project Funded Through a Federal Energy-Related Grant
El Paso, Texas Scenic Drive is getting solarpowered trash compacting bins thanks to a federal energy-related grant, the City of El Paso General Services Department announced today. A total of (20) BigBelly bins are being installed along Scenic Drive and Rim Road. They will replace (18) trash bins in the area for public use. The project is funded through an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant made possible by the America Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The BigBelly trash bins are about the same size as the Citys green rod-iron trash bin but have about five times their capacity because they use solar power to compact trash. This is an extension of the community efforts to beautify Scenic Drive.We now have substantially more capacity for trash disposal. This is great for the environment and also saves money by reducing operating costs, General Services Director Stuart Ed said. The solar-powered bins also have an electronic notification system that transmits a message when they are full. This technology allows the City to significantly reduce its collection frequency for trash along Scenic Drive. Currently, the public trash bins along Scenic Drive are collected once per day, seven days per week.

The Sin Fin Column


by Joe Olvera , 2012

Joe Biden should resign as Veep


Joe Biden said this about Hillary Clinton when nowPresident Barack Obama chose him as his running mate: Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be Vice-President of the United States of America. Quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me. You know, Mr. Vice-President, may I call you Joe, I totally agree with you, and, you know what? Its not too late. I mean, with all due respect, Joe, you have become something of a joke, a buffoon, the topic of late-night comedians who make fun of your countless gaffes. There are too many of those to mention here, but, the most prominent and embarrassing ones include: *I promise you, the president carries a big stick; *Look, Johns last-minute economic plan does nothing to tackle the number-one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs, J-O-BS. reminiscent of when thenVeep Dan Quayle spelled potato, with an e as in P O T A T O E; *Stand up, Chuck, let em see ya. said to Missouri State Senator Chuck Graham, who is in a wheelchair; Had enough, Joe? But, the worst, I think, is when you said: You cant go to a 711 or a Dunkin Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. Come on, Joe. This is America. We Americans come in all colors, all creeds, all languages we accept them one and all, at least, we try to. But, Joe, dont you see that you really havent done anything of which to be proud? Why dont you do the honorable thing and resign so that Obama can select Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be his running mate? Hillary is strong, smart, savvy, and a world leader herself, who has faced down despots and tyrants throughout the world. She has said that Americans and Europeans must cooperate in isolating despots and tyrants like Syrian President Bashar Assad. Whenever tyrants deny the legitimate demands of their own people, we need to work together to send them a clear message: You cannot hold back the future at the point of a gun. You see, Joe, thats true leadership. As the nations, and possibly the worlds, premier diplomat, she is familiar with every corner of this earth. She has visited 165 countries and racked up 750,000 air miles in traveling to make her presence known. She has not shied away from her responsibilities, and she is very careful about what she says and what she does. We, in America, love her, Joe. She almost beat Obama for the Democratic nomination for president in 2008, garnering 18 million votes. Her favorable rating is at 65 percent, much more than even Obama, and much more than you, Joe only 41 percent of the U.S. voting public like you, sorry to say, Joe. Not only that, Joe, but, a Hillary Clinton vicepresident would bring along her powerful husband, former president Bill Clinton, still one of the most powerful and wellliked politicians in history. By picking her as his running mate, Obama would re-energize the Democratic Party, a base which is dwindling among voters, and would inject a dose of enthusiasm, sending a powerful message that the 21st Century is the Century of the Woman. Obama wants to lure the womans vote? He wants women to receive equal pay for equal work? So do I, Joe. So does Hillary more so. Working together on this essential element would virtually guarantee that women would be assured equality in every regard. With Hillary as his running mate, Obamas popularity would go through the roof. His would truly become the change presidency. Can you imagine what that would do to our countrys reputation throughout the world? Obama should not demure on making this change. Hillary has already said that she wouldnt stick around for another gig as Secretary of State. She would accept the new post as a matter of fact and of right. Besides, it would place her directly in line for 2016. You, Joe? You would be a hero in the publics eye. You would be known as the man who stepped down so that a stronger, better person could replace you. The powerful quintuplets of Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and, you, Joe, would have the Republicans quaking in their boots. Sin Fin

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By Sharon Mosley When Britney Spears, Katy Perry or Miranda Lambert want to make sure their nails stand out as much as their dresses on the red carpet,

at high profile entertainment events including the Oscars, Golden Globes and "Dancing with the Stars." "There are literally thousands of different nail art looks out there," she says. "And there are certainly a few that are not only

blend with a toothpick or a fine art brush. Finish with a topcoat. "This look can also be done with the many 'gel colors' available to pros and consumers now," she adds. Schuetz also finds that nail trends currently are sparkling. "Glitter polish with various size glitter speckles applied over a clear base coat is another looks that is hot and easy to achieve," she says. "No longer is it required to use a colored base first and then glitter on top. In fact, you can use different glitter colors and sizes for one manicure to create even more distinct effects." Another hot trend in nails is the "foiled nail," says the celebrity manicurist. "Buy gold leaf at any art and craft store and place it with your tweezers on the still wet polish." She also

suggests another craft-store find to rock on your nails large gemstones. "Just glue them on a nail or two or 10, before a fun night out." Schuetz also likes the trend of wearing different colors on different nails. "Do one or two fingers in a completely different color and let folks guess your inspiration," she says. "If you want to do more nails, try to maintain some balance by wearing different shades of the same colors or adding polka dots in the alternate color

to resist looking like an Easter basket!" She also likes classic color combos for nails. "Black and white no matter what the design is a never-failing nail-art look also. Simply powerful." Schuetz is enjoying the resurgence of the popularity of nail art. "Nails are getting their due as an important fashion accessory," she says. "After all, if your nails aren't done, you're not done. A martini glass or a gorgeous clutch looks much better held by a fashionably manicured hand!"
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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they let celebrity manicurist Elsbeth Schuetz take their hands and paint her magic on their fingertips.

stylish but also can be created easily whether you're a nail artist or a DIY-er." One of the nail artist's favorite designs is currently the hand painted "gradient nail" or "ombre" look. To achieve this look at home, Schuetz suggests applying a base color to the entire nail. Then add a different color randomly on the free edge, heavier on the tip and lighter as you go toward the cuticle. While still wet, you can

"Nail art is very hot right now," says Schuetz, who


has received numerous beauty industry awards and works with a Los Angeles-based agency using Nailtini and Nails Selection products. "Not only can an inexpensive polish creation brighten our day without breaking the bank, it has also become de rigueur for starlets and musicians to rock attention-getting nails on red carpets and in magazines." Schuetz, known for her custom nail art and keen eye for color, works

SPOTLIGHTEPNEWS.COM JUNE 14, 2012 PAGE 8 Dcor score by rose bennett Gilbert

Q: The staircase in our "new" old (l926) Georgian has a small landing under a big window. There's not enough space for a piece of furniture, but it could use something.

Seven Pieces to Build Any Home Around

DEAR ABBY by Abigail Van Buren

VOLUNTEERING WOULD QUICKLY FILL POP'S SOCIAL CALENDAR


DEAR ABBY: "Torn in Texas" (April 13) wrote that her widowed father-in-law visits them every weekend, leaving no time for her family to have a weekend just for themselves. May I suggest that "Torn" contact the Office on Aging nearest to "Pop" and find out what programs are available for seniors. If he has the capacity to drive an hour each way to their house, perhaps he could volunteer. It appears that Pop has a lot of life left in him, and it's a shame that he spends so much of it alone. If he could become involved in some activities during the week, they might overflow into his weekends, keep him busy and productive, and alleviate his family's guilt. If you only reduce the number of times he visits each month, he will be alone that much more and probably won't admit that he is lonely. As is often the case, I'll bet Pop's late wife made all their social plans. I recommend that Torn or her husband go WITH Pop to a program the first time. It would also be helpful to talk to the director and explain the circumstances. The father-in-law may be resistant at first because it's difficult to walk into a new place cold turkey. But he will be warmly welcomed and may look forward to the next time. -- EXPERIENCED WITH SENIORS DEAR EXPERIENCED WITH SENIORS: Your letter reflects the opinion of many other readers. Most agreed that Pop needs to get out and become more involved, and Torn should appreciate the time she and her family spends with Pop, because at 87 he won't be around forever. DEAR ABBY: While I sympathize with Torn, she needs to consider that her father-inlaw is 87 and has many more years behind him than ahead of him. Any time spent with him should be considered a blessing. At his age, he may not be able to prepare food for himself, so time at his son's home may be his only opportunity for a decent meal. My advice to Torn is to stop seeing Pop as a visitor and regard him as family. Include him in your family's life and plans and build memories while you can. Remember, you will be setting an example for your own children. How you treat your father-in-law is how they will believe the elderly should be treated, and one day that will be you. -- IRENE IN ELIDA, OHIO DEAR ABBY: Torn should be thankful her father-in-law is in good enough health to visit and be part of the family. If she needs a weekend alone, think about having him up during the week. Perhaps her teenagers have activities during the week that he would enjoy. Your family is the most important thing to Pop, and by including him you are contributing to his quality of life and well-being. That way you will live with fewer regrets. -- ACHING IN ARIZONA DEAR ABBY: It seems like a lot of families throw away their parents -- the people who gave them life, changed their diapers, fed, sheltered and clothed them. Daughter-in-law is using the excuse of needing a weekend to themselves to dump Grandpa into a nursing home. If she needs time away from him, involve him in senior activities, church, a health club, and help him find some friends. Pretty soon she'll find she won't see much of Grandpa. She'll have her weekend time and also have helped him have a happy end to his life. Remember, without Grandpa, she wouldn't have the husband she has now. She should pay him back a little of what he gave her husband -- the gift of life. -- APPRECIATING MY MOM **
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.
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From the entrance hall below, it just looks plain. Mirror? Painting? What?

A: Any or even all of the above should relieve the plainness. But there are other options, even for a small landing.
In the sweeping, classically beautiful stairwell we show here, a slender demi-lune ("half-moon") table just fits on the landing, where it becomes the focal point of a three-part arrangement: table, vintage gilded mirror and a collection of handsome blue-and-white ware. Tidy, self-contained and gently colorful, the grouping adds just the right visual interest to the architecture, which is already rich with period detail in this grand late-Georgian-style home. According to authors Suzanne and Lauren McGrath (who lent the image from their smart new book, "Good Bones, Great Pieces") every spindle and molding detail on the stair was hand-carved nearly a century ago. A more extroverted arrangement would be just too much eye candy, don't you agree? Suzanne and Lauren, the mother-daughter designer team who wrote the book, are great believers in just the right thing. In fact, according to their thesis, there are seven pieces of furniture that are essential to every home: the aforementioned demi-lune table, a love seat, an upholstered bench, a dresser, a slipper chair, a side table, and an occasional chair. It is size and shape not decorative style that make the seven so essential, say the au-

Voted one of decorating's most valuable players, a demi-lune table highlights the landing of an elegant Georgian staircase. Photo: Lucas Allen. or a bedroom ... or it can even thors. They spend the book's 206 pages eloquently defending team up with its other half to flank a living room fireplace. their choices by showing how each of the magic seven pieces can move from room to room Rose Bennett Gilbert is the coand from job to job. A demiauthor of "Manhattan Style" lune, for example, easily comes and six other books on off stairwell duty and into an interior design. entry foyer ... or the kitchen ...
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Touch and Know


Intuitively, humans believe that when someone touches them their brains instantly conduct a two-step analysis. First, we objectively assess its physical properties the gentleness of the touch, the roughness of the skin, the duration of contact. That's followed by a second step in which we apply knowledge and emotion. Who touched us and why affects how we perceive and value the touch. Well, it turns out intuition is wrong. In a novel set of experiments, neuroscientists at Caltech say the brain processes every physical contact, no matter how basic or fleeting, according to its emotional context. The researchers placed heterosexual male subjects in a functional MRI scanner and measured brain activity as

WellneWs by scott laFee

each was caressed on the leg under two different conditions. In one condition, they saw a video of an attractive female bending down to caress them. In the other, they saw a video of a man doing the same thing.

Though the actual caress was done by the same person (a woman) in all experiments, the men described touching by the video female as pleasurable while the video male's touch was deemed aversive. "It was generally thought that there are separate brain pathways for how we process the physical aspects of touch on the skin and for how we interpret that touch emotionally that is, whether we feel it as pleasant, unpleasant, desired or repulsive," said study author Michael Spezio. Continues on page 11

The Garden of Eatin and How It Helps Our Nations Bottom Line
out called "American The first lady has a second job. She's working overtime to inspire kids and adults to grow and eat better, real, less toxic food. She even has a new book The cost to the kid is heavy poor health, bad body image, bullying. And the cost to the country in terms of rising medical bills is staggering. Current, troubling studies show that more and more kids are turning up at doctors' offices with Type 2 diabetes (the kind usually seen in adults) or pre-diabetes, and growing numbers also have early signs of heart disease. kids live a healthier lifestyle makes terrific sense. Wrong. Good sense has been removed from the equation. Over the last 40 years, our schools have done the opposite. They cut out gym, fed kids lousy food and junky drinks in school lunchrooms, and did nothing to keep them from getting addicted to smallscreen media. ("Seven-and-ahalf hours a day!" the first lady told "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart, who satirically used the golden opportunity to push for 10.) Conditions are slowly improving. School lunchrooms are reforming. It's too little, too late for tons of kids, but better late than never for others. The first lady's anti-obesity campaign based at www.LetsMove.gov is alive ...Continues on next page

enerGy express by Marilynn preston

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Grown," which has her on the road, making the media rounds, cheerleading for the growing movement of school and community gardens across the country, while calmly reminding us that kids in the U.S. are growing fatter and getting sicker.
Line up three kids today (with or without triplescoop Chunky Monkey cones in their hands), and one of them is bound to be seriously overweight. Childhood obesity is a public health crisis of massive proportions. If current trends continue, Disney World will sink.

That's great news if you're a pharmaceutical company in the promising new business of making drugs for kids. But it's very painful news if you're a mom or dad or alert citizen. Early onset chronic diseases destroy wellness, not to mention national economies. We want our kids to grow up strong, fit and happy. Democrat or Republican, independent or co-dependent , I think we can all agree that helping our

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The Garden of Eatin...

Hidden Fruits

Continued from page 9..and well-intentioned, and it all began just a few months after she and the mister moved into the White House. Mrs. Obama who, like me, grew up on the south side of Chicago couldn't help noticing how much land came with her new house ... more than enough for a garden.

What if you and your kids don't have land to plant a garden? Dig into the new gardening section on www.LetsMove.gov, learn about the more than 700 community and school gardens around the country, and discover how you can grow tasty food in small pots and tiny spaces. Have you ever tasted a real tomato the same day it come in from the garden? It's a kind of food bliss, and I've been there when real kids have had their epiphany. "I never knew broccoli could taste this good!" "I thought tomatoes came in cans." "Is this what a strawberry tastes like?" Michele Obama's White House garden the one she features in "American Grown" has grown into a symbol of the kind of hope and change we were told would happen when her husband's administration began. Who knew we'd have to look to the South Lawn to see some of the best fruits?

Why a garden?
Because Michelle Obama knows that growing food is linked to growing consciousness about food. Unless and until they are taught, kids don't really connect to the concept that real food is grown in the earth. Once they experience

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24 Incident 26 Roma's ___ Tiberina 27 Barber's implement 28 Dock 30 Mauna ___ 31 Tropical yellow fruit 32 First name in furniture 33 College bigwigs 35 Madison Square Garden cheer? 36 Barracks bane 41 Summer, in Lyon 46 Pale purple 48 Refrains, in an old song 52 Dutch painter Karel ___ 53 Tuscany town 54 French states 55 Sound enhancer 56 Escapade 57 Retirement age for Cicero? 58 Seine tributary 60 That was close! 61 Lead-in for plane or space 62 Russian ruler 65 MLXXXVIII plus 57 Down

ACROSS
1 Guitarist Paul 4 Totaled 9 Nostradamus, e.g. 13 Cereal grass 14 Small flycatcher 15 Gave encouragement 17 Mat men 19 Plait 20 Just a little guts? 21 Hemingway's ___ in the

Stream 23 Fill with joy 25 Word with medicine or tool 26 Man, e.g. 29 With feathers 34 Cuts to the quick 37 Heracles' archery prize 38 Southwestern Indian 39 Mine output 40 110 per cent 42 I get it! 43 Bud's partner

Your Horoscope
There are as many ways to solve the equation of fatherhood as there are fathers to solve it. The sun, the moon, Venus and Jupiter all traverse the versatile Gemini constellation this Father's Day, shining a light on the many things this role can be. On Tuesday, the moon will be new, offering a fresh start with projects and intellectual pursuits. It's the perfect opportunity to take on an area of study or crack open a new book. ARIES (March 21-April 19). While it's always nice to get paid for doing what you would have done for free, it's not necessary that your work involve the thing you love most. You'll do that thing anyway. So why not get paid for something else? This week your options open up. Thursday is ideal for making a choice. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Regular contact with regular people is something that shouldn't be underestimated. You may think, "Bring on the extraordinary weirdos of the world because I need some entertainment," but your thinking won't change the fact that regular contact with regular people could save your life. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Finances between friends can be tricky under normal circumstances, and this week's circumstances are more unusual than most. You are inclined to be gentle and lighthearted when communicating on the topic of money, which works brilliantly as long as you are also thorough and crystal clear. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Self-exploration will lead you to discover a fulfilling way to make money. Knowing your strengths will be the key to seeing the opportunity in front of you. How can you do what caters to your strengths unless you know what those strengths are? Consider taking a personality test to get clear on the matter. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). It's easy to get excited about an idea when you're the originator. This week it's someone else's idea that has you giddy, though, and you'll enjoy the rare honor of being a true champion of this cause. Such support doesn't come along every day. Hopefully, the target of your enthusiasm realizes this and appreciates it. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your relationships will be better because you put some thought into resolving your issues with another person. And the best part? That person doesn't even have to know about it! Having arguments with people in your head or on paper will keep you from having them in real life.

By Holiday Mathis

week 06/14 - 06/20


are. A new era begins this week, and you're determined to make it beautiful. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). There's a price for making your dreams come true. It usually has to do with sacrifice, work and commitment. You're willing to pay a certain price, and then it gets raised this week. Take your time in considering the new price and whether you think it's still worthwhile to you. There's no rush. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Your efforts to spruce up your living quarters will have a positive effect on your attitude as well this week. Little things around the house add up. Whether or not you entertain company, your image of yourself improves with the upgrades to your environment. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: A new you will be presented to the world this year. Events that occur over the next three weeks make it easier for you to change in the ways you most want. July has a way of ironing out the rough patches of a relationship. August is your chance to excel at work or become an expert in an area of extreme interest. You'll like the attention that comes with this opportunity. November brings family closeness and shared travels. June offers the investment of a lifetime.

that connection by planting, cultivating, harvesting, tasting something clicks, Mother Nature does her thing, and the next thing you know your kids are ordering broccoli and spinach instead of fries and Cokes. It's not guaranteed, but significant behavior changes have been noted. Other good ways to get your kids to experience a shift in how they think about food is to get them involved in shopping, reading labels and one of the great game changers, cooking. "Let's move," the first lady is fond of saying. "Let's get it done."

ENERGY EXPRESS-O! LAUGHING BEATS CRYING "What's wrong with us? This is the land of plenty, and we haven't even achieved type 3 diabetes yet!" Stephen Colbert Marilynn Preston fitness expert, wellness coach and speaker on healthy lifestyle issues is the creator of Energy Express, the longest-running syndicated fitness column in the country. She has a website, http://marilynnpreston.com and welcomes reader questions, which can be sent to MyEnergyExpress@aol.com.
COPYRIGHT 2012 ENERGY EXPRESS, LTD.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). There shouldn't be pressure to do things right the first time. It would be cruel to demand that of yourself. Pick a goal that seems good and a way to go about accomplishing it. If it doesn't turn out the way you wanted it to, try again. Happiness does not depend on getting it right the first time or ever. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your love is a profound gift that you present in many different packages throughout the week. Some don't realize they are being given the gift of your love unless you do the equivalent of putting a big red bow on it and emphatically saying "you're welcome" regardless of whether or not you got a "thank you." SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Who you are in the bigger view of society is not who you are actually, but it certainly will make a difference in the way you feel about yourself. It will be important for you to contribute to a larger group. The task that allows you to do this will be the engine that motivates you through your week. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You accept responsibility for the way things unfold in your life, for better or worse. Even when it's difficult to see how you could have made something happen, you know your actions had some influence on the way things

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REGIONAL CHILDRENS HOSPITAL AT PROVIDENCE WILL OBSERVE NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVOR DAY WITH 2ND ANNUAL BREAK CANCER SURVIVORSHIP DAY EVENT
SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
El Paso, TX The Regional Childrens Hospital at Providence will observe Childhood Cancer Survivor Awareness Month with its 2nd Annual Break Cancer Party on Saturday, June 16th at 2:00pm at the Regional Childrens Hospital at Providence, 2001 N. Oregon, Basement Auditoriums. Its also an opportunity to meet and greet Lead Pediatric Oncologist, Dr. Mustafa Moazam, M.D. who has been caring for the children in our oncology unit for about two years. Dr. Moazam has been a wonderful addition to the Regional Childrens family. Our patients and their parents love him and we appreciate the passion and expertise he brings to El Paso. Its an honor to have him on our team, said John Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Providence Memorial Hospital and President of Sierra Providence Health Network. A panel of survivors will have the opportunity to share their experiences and answer questions for other cancer patients and their families. Survivors will offer different coping skills and advice that helped them in their recovery from cancer. Child patients and other cancer survivors will be on hand to celebrate and enjoy carnival activities such as face painting, ceiling tile painting, temporary tattoos, games and the breaking of a piata. Refreshments will be provided.

Staycations
Instead of making pricey travel plans this year that damage the environment as well as your bank account, take a local vacation, or "staycation." This is a chance to rediscover the beauty of your home region by taking the time to visit cultural attractions and natural places that you may be too busy to see in your daily routine. A staycation does not mean staying home and doing yard work, or the list of jobs you've been putting off for the past year. "Instead," suggests Pauline Frommer of Frommer's Travel Guides, "become a tourist in your own hometown." Plan to see tourist attractions, historic sites, take an art class, learn to swim, or a number of small adventures you always wanted to do if you had the time. A fringe benefit of staycations is that you develop a deeper connection to your community and hometown. People feel more connected to a place when they experience the history and natural beauty of it firsthand. Try to see something different each day a different spectacular view, a different museum, a new restaurant. At the same time, you benefit your local community by pumping vacation money into the local economy. Some staycationers go so far as to camp in a nearby campground to get away from the daily routine. If you are addicted to technology and can't imagine a day without email or Internet, then consider leaving the house and staycationing in a local campground or Bed and Breakfast. You'll still save gas money and travel expenses, but you'll feel refreshed after being away from the computer for a few days.

sustainable livinG by shaWn Dell Joyce

It is very important to celebrate our patients survival of cancer, said


Peggy Schuster, Director of Child Life Services at Regional Childrens Hospital at Providence.

We want to come together and celebrate that there is life after cancer and that the lives of our patients are important to us.

Skip the expensive vacation this year and be a tourist in your own hometown. delicious taste of the local flavors. www.localharvest.org Pick a nearby town on the map, and spend the day walking through the whole town, antiquing, eating in local restaurants, and getting a real sense of the history and culture of the place. Take an art, music, or acting class. Do something you always said you would do if only you had the time. If you really must go out of town, make your vacation as green as possible by: Staying in a green hotel when possible. If you strive to be green at home, why not on vacation as well? www.greenhotels.com, www.environmentallyfriendlyhotels.com Traveling with friends and sharing the costs and carbon of each car trip. If you carpool and share a vacation rental including meals, you form tighter friendship bonds, use less gas and eat out less. Considering a working vacation and volunteering to work on an organic farm located in a place you wish to visit. Many countries also have programs for whole families to spend a vacation working as part of a relief effort. www.globeaware.org, www.globalvolunteers.org Offseting the carbon emissions from your air travel by purchasing carbon offsets through the airline or www.carbonfund.org Shawn Dell Joyce is an award-winning columnist and founder of the Wallkill River School in Orange County, N.Y. You can contact her at Shawn@ShawnDellJoyce.com.
COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM

The 2nd Annual Break Cancer Survivorship Day party is a great opportunity for children and their families who are suffering from cancer to meet survivors and gain a new perspective and hope. 2nd Annual Break Cancer Survivorship Day Event Info: Date: Saturday, June 16th, 2012 Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm Location: Regional Childrens

Hospital at Providence, 2001 N. Oregon, Basement Auditoriums


For More Info: 915.577.6011

Touch and Know...


Continued from page 8.."Our study shows that, to the contrary, emotion is involved at the primary stages of social touch." The findings may have practical applications in helping reshape social responses to touch in patients with autism. "Now that we have clear evidence that primary somatosensory cortex encodes emotional significance of touch, it may be possible to work with early sensory pathways to help children with autism respond more positively to the gentle touch of their parents and siblings," Spezio said.

Here are a few tips for a successful staycation:


Explore the rail trails in your area by bicycle. Most communities have rail trail projects connecting larger cities by walking and biking paths. Explore your area by riding in five-mile sections each day. www.railtrails.org Go to the local tourism office or website for a list of historic sites and museums to visit. Spend a Saturday touring farms and farm markets in your region to find out what is grown locally, and get a fresh

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Motion-Controlled Spells Dominate 'Sorcery'

DEVELOPER: The Workshop PUBLISHER: Sony SYSTEM: Sony PlayStation 3 PRICE: $39.99 (PS Move required) ESRB RATING: Teen REVIEW RATING: 3.5 stars (out of 5) It hasn't been very long since Sony and Microsoft promised to revolutionize

gaming with their own proprietary motion controls, but very little has actually changed. In fact, the only magic I've encountered is found in Sony's latest title, "Sorcery." By combining motion-based magic controls with an interesting storyline, this game will appeal to more than mere

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Wannabe magicians take on the form of a sorcerer's apprentice named Quinn who is eager to learn the trade. Quinn's master goes missing when the evil Nightmare Queen suddenly covers the ..Continues on next page

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Outdoor and Indoor Pools Schedule for the Summer Months


Schedule June 9th August 19th
You can get more information on the city indoor and outdoor pools at www.elpasotexas.gov/parks or by calling (915) 544-3556 or by following the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department on facebook or twitter.

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Continued from page 13.. Faerie Kingdom with darkness and unleashes her dark army. Now it's up to Quinn and his furry sidekick, Erline the talking cat, to save the day! In order to master the arcane arts, players must use a PS Move wand and either a dual-shock controller or a PS Move Navigation Controller. My preferred setup is using both Move controllers because this combo is much more intuitive, and it helps keep me immersed in the fantasy world of "Sorcery." Using both wands also makes the game feel more like a generic Harry Potter game with much cooler spells! Movement is controlled with the analog stick in the player's left hand while the PS Wand is magically transformed into a sorcerer's wand. All it takes to cast powerful spells is performing the correct gesture and 'flicking' the controller at the TV screen. I really appreciate the wide variety of elemental and arcane spells at the player's fingertips, and the ability to combine spells adds to the creativity. Freezing an enemy and then shattering it with a concussive blast is a basic combo, but learning how to set twisters on fire and unleashing them upon the masses is very rewarding! It's also fun to move pillars with magic and mix potions to make Quinn more powerful. "Sorcery" can become tedious after a while due to the strong focus on action, but it's still a great showcase for Sony's motion controls.
COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM.

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Now Showing

ROCK OF AGES
Open Nationwide 06/15/12 Runtime 123 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for sexual content, suggestive dancing, some heavy drinking, and language. Starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand, Mary J. Blige Genre Drama Synopsis It's the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock 'n' roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.

HYSTERIA
Runtime 95 min MPAA Rating R for sexual content. Starring Rupert Everett, Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Felicity Jones, Jonathan Pryce Genre Comedy, Romance Synopsis London, 1880. Mortimer Granville, a dedicated and forwardthinking young doctor, is struggling to establish his career. While Granville preaches sanitation and germ theory, the old guard of doctors clinging to leeches and hacksaws, scoff at his upstart ideas, and show him the door. Granville's fortunes change when he arrives for an interview at the well-appointed private offices of Dr. Dalrymple, London's leading specialist in women's medicine.

PROMETHEUS
Open Nationwide 06/08/12 Runtime 124 min MPAA Rating R for sci-fi violence including some intense images, and brief language. Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Kate Dickie, Rafe Spall Genre SciFi/Fantasy, Horror Synopsis In the distant future, two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system's natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team discovers an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers.

EUROPE'S MOST WANTED


Open Nationwide 06/08/12 Runtime 93 min MPAA Rating PG for some mild action and rude humor. Starring Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada PinkettSmith, Sacha Baron Cohen Genre Animation Synopsis Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple; King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are along for the adventure. This time the road takes them through Europe where they find the perfect cover: a traveling circus, which they reinvent Madagascar style!

MADAGASCAR 3:

Runtime 103 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for some sexual content including references, and language. Starring Diane Keaton, Kevin Kline, Dianne Wiest, Richard Jenkins, Sam Shepard Genre Drama Synopsis In Darling Companion, Beth saves a bedraggled lost dog from the side of the freeway on a wintry day in Denver. Struggling with her distracted, self-involved husband Joseph and an empty nest at home, Beth forms a special bond with the rescued animal. When Joseph loses the dog after their daughter's wedding at their vacation home in the Rockies, Beth, distraught and angry with Joseph, enlists the help of the few remaining guests, Richard Jenkins, and a mysterious woman in a frantic search.

DARLING COMPANION

FOR GREATER GLORY


Rated: R Genre: Drama What price would you pay for freedom? An impassioned group of men and women each make the decision to risk it all for family, faith and the very future of their country. The long-hidden, true story of the 1920s Cristero War - the daring people's revolt that rocked 20th Century North America. Starring: Andy Garcia,Eva Longoria,Peter O'Toole,Oscar Isaac,Santiago Cabrera,Catalina Sandino Morena,Bruce Greenwood,Ruben Blades,Nestor Campbell,Karyme Lozano

Snow White And The Huntsman


06/01/2012 Rated: PG-13 Genre: Action/Adventure In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Snow White is the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman dispatched to kill her. Starring: Kristen Stewart,Chris Hemsworth,Charlize Theron,Toby Jones,Ian McShane,Nick Frost,Ray Winstone,Sam Claflin,Dave Legeno,Lily Cole

THAT'S MY BOY
Open Nationwide 06/15/12 Runtime 112 min MPAA Rating R for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use. Starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg Genre Comedy ynopsis While still in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up. Trying desperately to reconnect with his son, Donny is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills.

CINEMARK CIELO VISTA


Prometheus R RealD 3D 10:00am 12:00pm 1:00pm 3:00pm 4:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 9:00pm10:00pmDigital Cinema 11:00am 2:00pm 5:00pm 8:00pm For Greater GloryR145 Mins Digital Cinema10:05am | 1:50pm | 5:30pm | 9:15pm Snow White and the Huntsman PG-13127 Mins Digital Cinema 10:30am | 11:30am | 1:30pm | 2:30pm | 4:30pm | 5:30pm |

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Premiere Cinemas

Gateway West Blvd/Cielo Vista Mall


7:30pm | 8:30pm | 10:30pm Men in Black 3PG-13106 Mins RealD 3D10:15am 1:15pm 4:15pm 7:15pm 10:15pm Digital Cinema 10:45am 1:45pm 4:45pm | 7:45pm | 10:45pm Hysteria R95 MinsDigital Cinema10:25am | 1:25pm | 4:25pm | 7:25pm | 10:25pm The Dictator R83 Mins Digital Cinema 10:35pm The Best Exotic Marigold HotelPG-13118 Mins Digital Cinema 10:35am | 1:35pm | 4:35pm | 7:35pm Marvel's The AvengersPG-13 140 MinsRealD 3D 10:00am | 1:30pm | 5:00pm | 8:45pm Digital Cinema 11:15am | 2:45pm | 6:30pm | 10:15pm Bernie PG-1395 Mins Digital Cinema 1:10pm | 7:10pm Darling Companion PG-13103 Mins Digital Cinema 10:10am | 4:10pm | 10:10pm The Hunger Games PG-13 142 Mins Digital Cinema 10:20am | 1:50pm | 5:20pm | 9:15pm

6101 Gateway West S.15 Schedule good for Friday June 15th
9:40p *ROCK OF AGES (PG-13) 10:05a 11:15a 1:15p 2:20p 4:20p 5:30p 7:30p 8:40p 10:35p *SOUND OF MY VOICE (R) 11:40a 2:15p 4:55p 7:30p 10:05p *THAT'S MY BOY (R) 10:00a 10:45a 1:00p 1:45p 4:00p 4:45p 7:00p 7:45p 10:05p 10:40p THE FIVE YEAR ENGAGEMENT (R) 12:00p 3:05p 6:15p 9:25p THINK LIKE A MAN (PG-13) 12:50p 4:00p 7:05p 10:10p WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN EXPECTING (PG-13) 10:00a 10:30a 12:55p 1:25p 3:50p 4:20p 6:45p 7:15p 9:45p 10:10p

Schedule good for Friday June 15th

BATTLESHIP (PG-13) 11:00a 12:15p 2:15p 3:30p 5:30p 6:45p 9:00p 10:00p *BATTLESHIP DBOX(PG-13) 12:15p 3:30p 6:45p 10:00p CHERNOBYLE DIARIES (R) 11:05a 12:35p 1:35p 3:05p 4:05p 5:35p 6:35p 8:00p 9:05p 10:35p *MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED 2-D (PG) 10:45a 11:15a 1:40p 2:05p 4:25p 5:10p 7:10p 7:55p 9:55p 10:25p *MADAGASCAR 3: EUROPE'S MOST WANTED 3-D (PG) 10:00a 11:30a 12:55p 2:15p 3:40p 5:00p 6:25p 7:45p 9:10p 10:30p *MADAGASCAR 3: LOS FUGITIVOS 3-D (PG) 10:30a 1:20p 4:05p 6:50p

Schedule good for 6/15 AVENGERS THE: 2D (PG13)1:00 | 4:15 | 7:30 | 10:45 MADAGASCAR 3: 3D (PG)10:30 | 12:50 | 3:10 | 5:30 | 7:55 MEN IN BLACK 3:3D (PG13)11:30 | 2:10 | 4:50 | 7:30 | 10:10 PROMETHEUS 2D (R) 10:30 | 12:00 | 2:55 | 5:50 | 7:15 | 8:45 | 11:40 PROMETHEUS 3D (R) 11:00 | 1:25 | 1:55 | 4:20 | 4:50 | 7:45 | 10:10 | 10:40 ROCK OF AGES (NR) 10:30 | 1:25 | 4:20 | 7:15 | 10:10 SNOW WHITE & THE HUNTSMAN (PG13) 11:00 | 2:00 | 5:00 | 8:00 | 11:00 THATS MY BOY (NR) 10:30 | 11:30 | 1:20 | 2:20 | 4:10 | 5:10 | 7:00 | 8:00 | 9:50 | 10:50

CINEMARK 14 - EL PASO
West side of El Paso at Mesa & I-10

EAST POINTE MOVIES 12 Schedule good for 06/15 - 06/21 I-10 & Lee Trevino
21 JUMP STREET (R) 11:25a 2:05p 4:40p 7:10p 9:40p CABIN IN THE WOODS (R) 11:55a 2:40p 5:05p 7:35p 9:55p DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX 2-D (PG) 11:20a 1:35p 3:50p 6:05p 8:20p DR. SEUSS' THE LORAX 3-D (PG) 12:00p 2:20p 5:00p 7:15p 9:35p JOHN CARTER 2-D (PG-13) 11:10a 6:40p JOURNEY 2 THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND 3-D (PG) 11:50a 2:35p 5:15p 7:30p 9:45p MIRROR MIRROR (PG) 11:30a 2:10p 4:35p 7:00p 9:30p SAFE (R) 11:15a 1:30p 3:55p 7:05p 9:25p SAFE HOUSE (R) 11:35a 2:15p 4:50p 7:25p 10:00p THE LUCKY ONE (PG-13) 11:45a 2:00p 4:25p 6:50p 9:15p THE THREE STOOGES (PG) 11:05a 1:50p 4:05p 6:20p 8:40p WRATH OF THE TITIANS 2-D (PG-13) 2:00p 4:20p 9:50p WRATH OF THE TITANS 3-D (PG-13) 11:00a 1:20p 3:40p 6:30p 8:55p

Schedule good for Friday June 15th


Rock of Ages PG-13 Digital Cinema 9:00am | 12:30pm | 3:40pm | 7:15pm | 10:50pm That's My BoyR112 Mins Digital Cinema 9:05am | 9:55am 12:40pm | 1:10pm | 3:50pm | 4:45pm | 7:20pm 8:00pm 10:30pm | 11:10pm Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted PG93 Mins RealD 3D 8:50am | 10:05am 12:55pm | 2:55pm | 3:55pm | 7:00pm | 9:05pm 10:05pm Digital Cinema 9:35am | 11:55am | 12:25pm | 3:25pm | 6:00pm | 6:30pm | 9:35pm Prometheus R124 Mins Cinemark XD-RealD 3D 9:15am 12:50pm 4:15pm | 7:30pm 10:45pm RealD 3D 10:00am 4:40pm Digital Cinema 1:20pm | 8:10pm Snow White and the Huntsman PG-13127 MinsDigital Cinema 9:10am | 12:15pm 3:30pm | 6:20pm | 9:40pm Men in Black 3 PG-13106 MinsRealD 3D12:20pm | 6:50pm Digital Cinema 9:40am | 12:35pm | 3:20pm | 6:10pm | 9:00pm Battleship PG-13131 Mins Digital Cinema 1:35pm | 7:40pm What to Expect When You're Expecting PG-13110 Mins Digital Cinema 10:20am | 4:30pm | 10:55pm The Dictator R83 Mins Digital Cinema 11:00pm The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel PG-13118 Mins Digital Cinema 10:10am | 1:25pm | 4:35pm | 7:45pm Marvel's The Avengers PG-13RealD 3D 8:55am | 3:15pm 9:55pm Digital Cinema 11:00am | 2:40pm | 6:45pm | 10:40pm

PREMIERE MONTWOOD 7
21 JUMP STREET (R)12:25p 2:45p 5:00p 7:15p 9:30p CABIN IN THE WOODS (R) 11:15a 1:15p 3:15p 5:15p 7:15p 9:15p JOHN CARTER (PG-13) 12:20p 3:00p 5:40p 8:20p JOURNEY 2 (PG) 11:40a 1:40p 3:40p 5:40p 7:40p 9:40p

2200 N. Yarbrough

Schedule good for 6/15- 6/21

MIRROR MIRROR (PG) 12:50p 3:00p 5:10p 7:20p 9:35p THE LORAX (PG) 11:00a 12:45p 2:35p 4:25p 6:15p 8:10p 10:00p THE LUCKY ONE (PG-13) 11:10a 1:15p 3:20p 5:20p 7:25p 9:30p

TINSELTOWN
Las Palmas i-10 @ Zaragosa

Schedule good for Friday June 15th


Rock of Ages PG-13Digital Cinema 10:15am 11:45am 1:20pm 2:50pm 4:25pm 6:00pm 7:30pm 9:05pm 10:35pm Midnight Showtimes (Late Friday Night) 12:10am That's My Boy R112 Mins Digital Cinema 11:00am | 12:15pm | 2:00pm 3:15pm 5:00pm 6:15pm | 8:00pm | 9:15pm 11:00pm Midnight Showtimes (Late Friday Night)12:15am Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted PG93 Mins Cinemark XD-RealD 3D 12:00pm 2:35pm 5:10pm RealD 3D 10:40am 1:15pm | 3:50pm | 6:25pm 7:45pm | 9:00pm 10:20pm 11:35pm Digital Cinema 10:00am | 11:20am | 12:35pm | 1:55pm | 3:10pm | 4:30pm | 5:45pm | 7:05pm | 8:20pm 9:40pm 10:55pm Prometheus R124 Mins Cinemark XD-RealD 3D 7:40pm | 10:45pm RealD 3D 10:10am | 11:25am | 1:30pm | 2:30pm | 4:35pm | 5:35pm | 8:40pm | 11:45pm Digital Cinema 12:25pm | 3:30pm | 6:35pm | 9:50pm For Greater Glory R145 Mins Digital Cinema 12:10pm | 7:10pm Snow White and the Huntsman PG-13 Digital Cinema 10:50am 12:30pm 2:10pm | 3:40pm | 5:20pm | 6:50pm 8:30pm 10:00pm 11:40pm Chernobyl Diaries R90 Mins Digital Cinema 4:05pm | 10:50pm Men in Black 3PG-13106 Mins RealD 3D2:55pm | 9:25pmDigital Cinema 10:05am 12:55pm | 4:15pm | 7:20pm | 10:10pm Battleship PG-13Digital Cinema 11:35am | 3:05pm | 7:00pm | 10:30pm What to Expect When You're Expecting PG-13 Digital Cinema 10:20am | 4:00pm | 10:15pm The Dictator R Digital Cinema 12:20pm | 3:00pm | 5:40pm | 8:10pm 10:40pm Dark ShadowsPG-13113 Mins Digital Cinema 1:05pm | 7:15pm Marvel's The Avengers PG-13 RealD 3D 11:10am | 6:05pm Midnight Showtimes (Late Friday Night) 12:05am Digital Cinema 10:25am | 1:45pm | 5:05pm | 8:50pm

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NORTHEAST
La Fe 5K The 19th
annual Fathers Day Community Health 5K Run and 5K Walk is 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at La Fe Cultural and Technology Center, 721 S. Ochoa (rear building) The 3.1mile course goes through the

Calendar of upcoming events for El Paso/ Southern New Mexico are from June 14th - June 20th, 2012
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p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit EPCC Performance Studies student scholarships. Admission: $15 ($10 non-EPCC students/military; $7 EPCC students/staff and seniors). Tickets may be reserved at the Forum Box Office at 831-5056. Information: 637-4029 or epcc.edu.

CENTRAL/

historic Segundo Barrio neighborhood. Information: 5457190.

EPCC Summer Repertory El Paso


Community College Performers Studio presents three El Paso premieres for its 2012 summer shows June 14-July 29 at the Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre on Hwy 54 (Diana exit). Showtimes are 8

Works of William Shakespeare Abridged El Paso


Playhouse, 2501 Montana, presents the parody of the

Melodies at the Park El Paso Parks and


Recreations free outdoor music concerts are selected Sundays during the summer months at various city parks. All performances begin at 7 p.m. Information: Eliseo Duran, 544-0753. June 17

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Magnum Blues at Shawver Park, 8100 Independence Bards works through June 16. Directed by Vanessa Keyser. 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. The wildly shortened plays by William Shakespeare are played by only three actors all 37 plays in under two hours.

Cool Canyon Nights The summer series of free outdoor summer concerts are 6 p.m. Thursdays May 31-Aug. 30 at McKelligon Canyon. Information:

door musical extravaganza highlights the four major cultures of the region, through drama, song and dance, that have called El Paso home: Native American, Spanish Conquistadors, Mexican and Western American. Tickets: $14 and $20 ($12 and $18 for military and senior; $10 and $16 for ages 2-12). Information: 231-1165 or viva-ep.org. Opening weekend tickets are $15.

Break Yo Self Aerosol Art Show


544-9550, 231-1100 or coolcanyonnights.com. June 14 The Silos Aerosol and Public Art Space, 1943 W. Paisano (at Ruhlin, next to the Rescue Mission), and Border Youth host the 4th annual aerosol art show and Contemporary Mural Art Benefit Show benefiting the El Paso Rescue Mission and El Paso Food Bank 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 15. Familyfriendly event; no alcohol permitted at show. Admission is free, although non-monetary donations encouraged at the door including non perishable canned food items, bottle water, cooking oil, coffee, cream, sugar, recycled paint, dry goods, etc. Information: 731-2791 or Cyder915@yahoo.com. Live music includes Mexicans at Night, BrthDfx and DJ System Addict. After party follows Fridays show; venue to be announced. The artwork also may be seen by appointment ... Continues on page 20

Arts & Crafts Fair


El Paso Parks and Recreation Department, host an arts and crafts fair 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Veterans Recreation Center, 5301 Salem. Vendor tables available for $5. Admission is free. Information: 821-8909.

Radio La Chusma

Summer Bash
Open Gate Church of the Nazarene, 9821 McCombs, hosts the free family event for all ages 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 16, with water games, food and outdoor games like a Velcro jump and rock wall. Information: 3468331 or epopengate.org.

Sacred Heart Kermess Sacred Heart


Church, 602 S. Oregon (at Father Rahm), hosts its festival and kermess Friday through Sunday, June 15-17. Festival events are Saturday and Sunday on Father Rahm Street. Proceeds from the event benefit the churchs Adult Education Program. Everyone is invited; admission is free. Information: 532-5447 or sacredheartelpaso.org. Procession is 5:30 p.m. Friday followed by Mass at 7:30 p.m.

Viva El Paso!
The summertime pageant returns to McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre for its 35th season 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, June 15-Aug. 12, offering an array of multicolored costumes, electrifying musical production numbers, and legendary characters. The out-

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Break Yo Self

and the Sunliners

Continued from page 18...only Saturday and Sunday, June 1617. Participating artists include Border Youth Team, Mitsu Overstreet, Jeremiah Navarro, Miles McGregor and others.

MISSION VALLEY
Music Under the Stars Sunny Ozuna
(oldies) from San Antonio per-

form 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at the Chamizal National Memorial amphitheater, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 541-4481 (MCAD), 532-7273 (Chamizal) or elpasoartsandculture.org. Music Under the Stars fans often come early for picnics and cookouts. Lawn chairs and blankets are the norm, and grills are available as are food and drink booths. Grills permitted in park, but not within the amphitheater itself. Outside alcohol is not permitted at the park; food, beverages,

and alcoholic beverages will be for sale within the park. No glass containers, or pets permitted at park. No smoking allowed in bowl area. Free park-and-ride shuttles available from El Paso Zoo to Chamizal and depart regularly 6:30 to 10 p.m.

EASTSIDE
Walk, Roll, Stroll
The relay walk and wheelchair roll benefiting Ability Connection Texas is 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 16, at Vista Del Valle Park, 1288 Hawkins. A family fun postwalk party will feature live music and entertainment, games, food and prizes. Cost: $20. Information: 532-7795, walkrollstroll.org or AbilityConnectionTexas.org.

weight crown. The fight will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing.

Humane Society Yappy Hour The


Humane Society of El Paso host a happy hour for dogs and their owners 4 to 8 p.m. the third Saturday of each month (June 16), at Aceitunas Beer Garden, 5200 Doniphan. All dogs must be well-behaved and on a leash. One dollar from every drink sold goes to the society. Information: 532-6971 or hselpaso.org.

Roberto Carlos
The Brazilian music star performs at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at El Paso County Coliseum. Tickets: $37, $57, $77 and $97. (Ticketmaster). Celebrating more than 50 years in music, Carlos has

Fathers Day Bazaar Happy Events


hosts the arts crafts and gift bazaar, June 15-17, inside Cielo Vista Mall, featuring vendors and local artists. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free. Information: 820-7140. Upcoming bazaars are July 13-15 at Cielo Vista Mall and Aug. 3-5 at Sunland Park Mall.

Downtown Artist Market The City of El


Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Departments market for area artists are Saturdays on Anthony Street in the Union Plaza area along Anthony Street. Summer hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space for about 53 artists available each month. Information: 541-4481. The citys Move! El Paso Walking Trails downtown will host guided walks at 8, 8:40 and 9:20 a.m. every Saturday in June, to Information: elpasotexas.gov/health/move-elpaso/

recorded more than 40 (mostly self-titled) albums in Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian, and has appeared in 12 Spanish-language films. In 1989, Carlos became one of the only Brazilians ever to win a Grammy Award in the category of Best Latin Pop Album for his release Roberto Carlos: Tolo.

DOWNTOWN

WESTSIDE/

Socorro Entertainment Center Speaking Rock new indoor concert venue is at 11200 Santos Sanchez (off Socorro Road, 4.5 miles southeast of Loop 375). Ages 18 and older welcome for most shows. Admission to all shows is free. Information: 860-7777 or speakingrockentertainment.com. Friday, June 15: Mexican rock band

Viva Chavez World MidSummer Wine Art dleweight Champi- Market Sunland Winery, located at Art & Frame onship Julio Cesar
Chvez Jr. returns to El Paso for the first time in nearly six years to take on 2-world-rated
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Caifanes. Doors open at

8:30 p.m.

contender Andy Lee at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Sun Bowl Stadium. Tickets: $25, $40, $60. $100 and $200 (Ticketmaster). Information: 7475234. This is the first world championship fight to be held in the Sun Bowls since 1998 when Oscar De La Hoya knocked out Patrick Charpentier in the second round to retain his welter-

Mfg., 1769 Victory Lane in Sunland Park, N.M., host the wine and art Luau Party 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15-16. Free wine tasting with a local arts market and painting and tasting classes. The Sweetwater Band performs 7 to 11 p.m. both days. Luau attire recommended. Admission is free. Information: (575) 589-1214. Sunland Winery is north of Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino. From I-10, take Sunland Park to Futurity, turn right, then left of Trifecta and right on Victory. Food available from Mia Lindas Jet Restaurant: $8 per person.

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Bellydancing Goddess International bellydancers Latiffa Layali, Maraia and Ludibeth perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at El Paso Scottish Rite Temple Theater, presented by Rakkassat Aldahab. Admission: $10 in advance; $15 at the door. Information: 217-4500.

is 3 p.m. with cars, music and barbecue available at $5 per plate.

George Lopez The


stand-up comedy star performs at 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, at

Nuestras Tradiciones Ballet Folklorico of El Paso performs at 7

most exhibits. Information: 532-1707 or elpasoartmuseum.org. As part of the Blue Star Museums Program, all active duty military (with ID) and their families admitted free to any ticketed exhibit during the summer. Showing June 17-Aug. 26 in the Hunt Family and Tom Lea galleries: Inquisitive

Eyes: El Paso Art 1960-2012, featuring


works by 107 prominent area artists. The exhibit continues the narrative of Into the Desert Light: Early El Paso Artists 1850-1960 by looking at a later period, when realism and representational imagery continued to form an important basis of art making. In addition to exploring examples of realistic imagery by some of El Pasos best-known artists, the exhibition will investigate the work of other, under-recognized artists from the same region and period who worked with new subject matter and new practices. It includes contemporary art from painting and installation to multimedia and new genres.

p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 15-16, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission: $7. Information: 532-7273.

Dancing in the City The City of El Paso


Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and Conventions and Visitors Bureau present the outdoor dance concerts 8 to 10 p.m. Saturdays through July 28 at Arts Festival Plaza, featuring local and regional performers. Dance lessons at 7 p.m. No event June 30. Admission: $6 ($10 per couple); cash only, no outside food or drinks. Information: 541-4481. June 16 QTango (Tango)

Abraham Chavez Theatre. Former star of the ABC George Lopez sitcom and TBSs Lopez Tonight, Lopez also is a frequent host of Que Locos on Univision. Tickets: $48.50 and $60.50. (Ticketmaster) Lopezs career encompasses television, film, standup comedy and late-night television. Televisions groundbreaking hit sitcom George Lopez ran for six seasons on ABC and remains among the top five comedies and top 20 weekly programs in syndication.

interactive, hands-on exhibit sends visitors on a quest to save the earth. Adventure Quest offers more than two dozen activities, including a 1,400-square-foot maze, exploration of alternative energies and displays demonstrating effective energy conservation at home. Visitors can check out the latest energy-saving inventions and learn about the future of energy; test lights, hair dryers and cell phones to gauge use of electricity; compare light-bulb efficiencies; and build a circuit to power lights, alarms and fans. Grand opening parking lot fair is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 16, with displays, activities, jumping balloon, food and prizes. Booths include Noahs Ark Pets and Supplies, Mexicanwolves.org, Solar Smart Living, TecH2O Learning Center, City of El Paso Environmental Services and El Paso Electric Co. Adventure Quest admission is $5 per person during the fair.

Insights El Paso Science Museum


505 N. Santa Fe. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $6 ($5 seniors, students and military; $4 ages 4-11). Information: 534-0000 or insightselpaso.org. Grand opening for Dinosaur Bones is Friday, June 15. The exhibit includes more than 75 replica displays of dinosaur skeletons and fossils, from Tyrannosaurus Bataar (ancestor of Tyrannosaurus Rex) and her nest of eggs, to eoraptors (oldest known dinosaur), to a TRex skull, insects in amber and more. This collection is drawn from the worlds most renowned museums including Smithsonian Institute, British Museum, Royal Ontario Museum, Kenya National Museum, and Cairo Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

Racetrack and Casino will host the 14th annual Fathers Day event noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 17. Events include a car and motorcycle show with vehicles on display including cars, trucks and motorcycles. Food and beverage booths, beer garden and live music also featured. Admission is free. Information: (575) 874-5200.

SOUTHERN
NEW MEXICO
Southern New Mexico GLBTQ Pride Festival The
2011 Gay Pride Month festival, Unity Through Diversity, events are June 15-17 with main festival events 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Pioneer Womens Park, 500 W. Las Cruces Ave., in Las Cruces, with a parade, juried art show, pet blessings, a queer bake-off and performances... Continues on next page

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Big Daddy Car Show Sunland Park

Alfresco! Fridays
The 10th season of free outdoor concerts begin at 6 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 28 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). Presented by the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Centers and the El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed.. Information: 534-0675, or alfrescofridays.com. June 15 Azucar (Latin jazz)

LYNX Exhibits
The exhibit space is at 300 W. San Antonio (just south of Convention Center). The space is El Pasos only traveling exhibit museum, and features the Lazer Frenzy laser maze game. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. Last admission is one hour before closing time. Information: 533-4330 or lynxexhibits.com. Admission; $10 ($8 students and seniors with ID; $6 ages 411). Admission for active duty military and their families admitted free Memorial Day through Labor Day as part of the Blue Star Families program. Admission is $5 on June 16 for the opening of Adventure Quest. Showing June 16-Sept. 9:

from Albuquerque

Cashd Out The


Johnny Cash Tribute band performs Sunday, June 17, at Badlands Billiards, 7792 Franklin, with opening act El Pasos Rockabilly Strangers. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10. Information: 408-8494. A free outdoor Show & Shine

El Paso Museum of Art One Arts Festival


Plaza, downtown El Paso. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Mondays and holidays. Admission is free for

Adventure Quest: Saving the Planet. The

SPOTLIGHTEPNEWS.COM JUNE 14, 2012 PAGE 22 Southern New Mexico GLBTQ Pride Festival..Continued from page 21... by local entertainers Randy Granger and the LBGTQA Chorus, Singing Out. Admission is free. Information: soutnernnmpride.org. The walking parade begins at 10 a.m. through the Downtown Mall with Grand Marshal Sharna Horn, Coordinator for the Sexual and Gender Diversity Resource Center at NMSU. Immediately following are the Pride Awards, given to those who have made a significant contribution to the betterment of the GLBTQ community in Southern New Mexico, through their volunteerism, activism and/or community involvement. Other events: Drag Bingo is 7 p.m. Friday, June 15, at Alameda House, 526 S. Alameda, featuring Mr. and Ms. Southern New Mexico Pride. An Under 20 Dance is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Womens Building, presented in partnership with Families and Youth Incorporated. The Pride After causes. Admission and parking is free. No pets. Information: (575) 682-6044, 682-3260 or hrmplions.com. High Rolls is nine miles east of Alamogordo on U.S. 82 (between Alamogordo and Cloudcroft). Follow the signs to the community center.

Centennial Choral Celebration The


Mesilla Valley Chorale and Albuquerque performs a concert featuring works about New Mexico or by New Mexican composers at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, with additional music by area choral group Singing Out Tickets: $10; proceeds benefit the theatre. Information: (575) 647-2560.

Party is 9 p.m. Saturday,


June 16. Call for details An all-ages Pool

Party is 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at Desert Hills Pool, 5800 La Reina, presented in partnership with the New Mexico GLBTQ Centers of New Mexico.

rected by Autumn Gieb. This musical comedy takes a new look at Mary Shelleys classic novel about the events leading to the creation of the Frankenstein monster. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: $7-$10. Information: (575) 523-1200 or lcctnm.org.

the unveiling the second, in the Historic District Sculpture Series, "The Ox" by local

Kars of Kids The


13th annual Kiwanis Kars for Kids is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Young Park, Walnut and Nevada in Las Cruces. The event includes antique, classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. Food and soft drink booths and prize raffle offered. Bicycles welcome. Proceeds go to Jardin de los Nios, Child Crisis Center of Southern New Mexico and other Kiwanis Foundation projects. Admission and parking is free. No alcohol allowed in park. Information: (575) 5259478 or jimpudd@msn.com. Registration for participants is 7 to 10 a.m. Cost: $25.

Nunset Boulevard Driftwood Productions presents the Nunsense musical June 8-17, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall, in Las Cruces. Showtime is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10. Information: (575) 523-6403 or riograndetheatre.com. sculptor G. Jacquez Calderon, at the Old Grist Mill in Main Street; the Pistoleros de San Elizario will perform two "Billy the Kid Breakout" shows at 1 & 3 PM; Local show band, 'Beg Borrow and Steal' will perform live at the Bandido Cantina, starting at 2 PM. The entire event is FREE!! Information: 915-345-5994 / 915-851-0093.

High Rolls/Mountain Park Lions Club Cherry Festival The 46th annual festival is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 16-17, at the High Rolls Community Center, 56 Cottage Row. The festival features all varieties of cherry products pies, tarts, ciders and, of course, fresh cherries, childrens activities, and more than 60 arts and crafts vendors. Proceeds benefit Lions Club

Music in the Park


The Las Cruces summer concert series is 7 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 26, featuring both local and guest artists. No pets allowed. Admission is free. Information: (575) 5412200 or las-cruces.org. June 17 David & Up-

rising (R&B) and Mariachi Feminil at Klein


Park, 155 N. Mesquite.

MissionTrail Art Market


The Mission Trail Art Market continues Sunday in the San Elizario Historic District. The areas premier arts and crafts market continues its forth season from 9am - 4pm amongst the Art Galleries in the district. Special events include

Piecemeal - Las
Cruces Community Theatre present the musical comedy by Howard Odentz June 1-17. Di-

Fathers Day Dances at Parks and Recreation Senior Centers


Father Martinez, 9311 Alameda Ave.
(915) 860-9131 Friday, June 15th (1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.) Admission $5 Music by Galaxies

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will host several Fathers Day Dances at city managed Senior Centers. The events are listed below.

Wellington Chew, 4430 Maxwell Ave. (915) 757-2523 Sunday, June 17th (1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.) Admission $5 Music by Los Galaxies

Hilos de Plata, 4451 Delta Dr. (915) 533-3207 Friday, June 15th (1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.) Admission $5 Music by Banda Soroa Polly Harris, 650 Wallenberg Dr. (915) 581-9525 Friday, June 15th (1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.) Admission $2 Music by Angels Disco
Friday, June 22nd (10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.) Free Admission Music by Angels Disco

Memorial, 1800 Byron St. - (915) 562-4260


Sunday, June 24th (1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.) Admission $5 Music by Border City Band

Eastside, 3200 Fierro St. - (915) 591-4292

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Nightlife calendar
June 16th

SUPERNITE W/ MIAMI

HORROR (DJ SET)

Productions PROUDLY PRESENT... STEVE AOKI | In Concert

Buchanan's Event Center

SUN CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL Sept. 1st &


2nd SCMF LABOR DAY WEEKEND MG Events & Disco Donnie present 2nd Annual SCMF // SUN CITY MUSIC FESTIVAL 3 stages // 1 weekend // Massive Music Festival

LNSC & THE LOWBROW ARE EXCITED TO PRESENT TO EL PASO FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER A SPECIAL SUPERNITE WITH... Miami Horror Lowbrow Palace June 22nd

Miami Horror Sat.July.7th in El Paso at

SASHA | Fri. Jun.22nd


ELP Presented by SMG

Events & Disco Productions SMG EVENTS & Disco Productions PRESENT... FRIDAY JUNE 22nd at NOVA LUNA El Paso, TX SASHA www.djsasha.com//invol2ver 2270 Joe Battle Blvd, Suite J, El Paso, TX 79938 915.329.4511 July 7th

STEVE AOKI | In Concert Sat.July.7th Presented by SMG EVENTS and Disco SMG EVENTS and Disco

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NEW MUSIC June 19th


Amazing - Gentle Stream Fiona Apple - Idler Wheel

Artist Spotlight | Stacey Pullen


institute. i'd see the guys doing their own thing, wearing t-shirts and blue jeans but running their own companies and traveling the world. Born in 1969 they had a couple of years on him, but when he was sixteen they were inspiration."i'm the last of the old school" he say's because after me came a generation gap where people now depend on MTV and the internet. when i was younger you were influenced by your peers, your mentors, the people you grew up with...stacey didn't just look on and danced, he immediately involved himself with derrick's transmat label and surrounding kms studios. one of his remixes he did for the prodigy was turned down and that's when kosmic messenger was born. he removed all the prodigy's samples and released it as soundscape. the no nonsense four to the floor became a smash for him opening the doors to many other endeavors. while his other pseudonym "bango" was his calling card back in 1991. It was released on derrick's "fragile" imprint and it sent him to Amsterdam with money in his pocket. so for his first record he got an advance and a plane ticket, after spending 1 year in Amsterdam which was supposed to be 1 month, he builded a solid reputation in Europe and became a household name in Detroit's electronic music world. now my music is inspired by my travels, life on the road, say's stacey. his latest work has been more intelligent, more avant-garde, just check his virgin record LP "todayisthetomor, rowyouwerepromisedyesterday" it's not just about making people dance, say's pullen.. i was listening to alot of jazz... the true master was, miles davis. he was the innovator, but i was also listening to herbie hancock. my first jazz record i bought was a ramsey lewis records back in the 70's. he's always listen to African music, thus his productions are imbued with primal percission power, the place where melody and progressive jazz run headlong into the robots utilized by Detroit's car industry.

Justin Bieber - Believe

Before there was music, percussion was a way of life. different beats were symbolic of the different moods... i'm a drummer, everything influences me from jazz to indian to hip hop to classical. "my music is all about looking at and living in the future, because the future is now" says stacey with an enigmatic twinkle in his eye, living up to his cosmic messenger pseudonym. the future may be where his music is headed, just like that of his detroit peers. he also has an illustrious past, born into a family where his dad was in the motown group The Capitals" possibly plotted stacey's course in life before he was ever born. he's keen to liken the waves of electronic musicians from his home town to the previous generations who'd do-wop on the street corners until talent-scouted by berry gordy or one of his minions. Stacey's youthful interest in percussion led him thru travels around the usa's deep south playing the snare drum in high school and at tennesse state university. places like alabama, tenneesse, louisiana the the urban teenager a sharp fast lesson about the history of black america. it wasn't however until he went to study communication at TSU that he discovered the whole detroit

techno movement just as it was beginning to get into first gear. it made me realize where my destiny lay, he say's now, i'd make eight hour trips home just to hear

Can - Lost Tapes Neneh Cherry & The Thing - Cherry Thing Delta Rae - Carry The Fire Dirty Heads - Cabin By The Sea Dying Fetus - Reign Supreme Everclear - Invisible Stars Flower Kings - Banks of Eden Lita Ford - Living Like A Runaway Groove Armada - Late Night Tales Hacienda - Shakedown Glen Hansard - Rhythm & Repose Jan & Dean - Save For A Rainy Day Juvenile - Rejuvenation Kylie Minogue - Best of Kylie Minogue Moby - Destroyed Remixed Nickodemus - Moon People Peaking Lights - Lucifer Return To Forever - Mothership Returns Ryat - Totem

derrick (may) and others play at the music

The Smashing Pumpkins - Oceania Soundtrack - Brave Michel Telo - Na Balada Leon Vincent - Fabric 63 Walk The Moon - Walk The Moon White Arrows - Dry Land Is Not A Myth

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THE GOLF DOCTOR

By T.J. TOMASI

Look good to feel good


Assuming the correct golf posture will not only improve your golf shots, it also will affect how you think about your game and yourself. And having confidence in yourself is at least as important as good swing mechanics. As my coach used to say, If you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good, you do good.

ITS GOOD FOR YOUR GAME

EQUIPMENT

Functional training for golf


Playing your best golf takes more than a good swing. Your clubs need to fit, you have to have the right mind-set and this is big you have to be in golf shape, a different form of fitness than you need for other sports, where you run and jump and push people around. The key to being in good golf shape is to design a training program that truly prepares you to swing a golf club. This can be done only by using exercises that train the muscles the same way they are used in the swing in other words, functional training. 40x Multiplier The first order of business is a warning: If you use too much weight and try to swing too hard, you can injure yourself. A 12-ounce club swung at 100 mph has an effective weight of 30 pounds (a 40x multiplier), so go easy. A good place to start your program is by swinging a weighted club. The advantage here is that you can actually hit balls with it, but again, remember the multiplier. If the club weighs three pounds, thats an effective weight at 100mph of 120 pounds. Other options are a swing fan or a doughnut-shaped weight that fits on the neck of your club, which will add heft that will develop both your power and stabilizer muscles. And you can tie a towel around the neck of your driver, a technique that will not only build golf muscles, but will also teach you lag the retention of the angle until just before impact. Note that you dont actually hit balls with these last three weights on your club, but you can build swing muscles by taking practice swings. Many more teaching aids are available online at www.golfaroundtheworld.com.

Correct Golf Posture


Assume your address posture and then use your golf club to check two key relationships that create a perfect setup:

When I create an athletic pos- ABOUT THE WRITER Dr. T.J. ture, it looks as Tomasi is a if I could jump teaching across a pit of professional in Port St. snakes without Lucie, Fla. even changing Visit his my original Web site at tjtomasi.com. body posture. Im so ready to go that I could jump with no crouching needed.

[1] Flex your knees.

Ive laid the shaft over my right thigh in the first photo here so it runs to the tip of my foot, creat-

The Takeaway: At high swing speeds, compensations made due to bad posture promote bigtime inconsistency. The correct golf posture at address allows me to stay in position so my spine angle and knee flex at impact match address. Be-

There is an intimate connection between the equipment you use to play the game and your performance. To play your best golf, you cannot look at the golf club as a separate entity; you should image the golf club as a part of you. Think of the club as a prosthesis that is specially fitted to you, and if it is wrong for you, your swing will suffer. For example, if your club shaft is too stiff, youll have trouble getting the ball up in the air, causing you to hang on your right side. Thus, you subconsciously introduce an error in order to compensate for a misfit club. In the coming weeks, well explore the ins and outs of a correct fit and how this will enhance your ability to play better golf.
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

When my knees are flexed just right, a club laid down my thigh will touch the tips of my toes. ing the correct amount of flex. Too much flex and Ill have to rise up through impact, catching the ball thin. Too little flex forces the opposite, a drop down and a fat shot. Note that the correct golf flex is about the same as your normal walking flex.

Today the score didnt look too good, but my pre-shot routine was better.
Kevin Na, on speeding up his routine. He shot 76 in the first round of the Memorial. Insider Take: Now all Na needs to do is find a pre-shot routine tournament.

In a perfectly balanced address position, a club hanging straight down should be able to touch my shoulder, elbow and knee. cause my posture is correct, I feel confident, and thats a good feeling to have when youre playing golf.
GOLF SPOKEN HERE

[2] Perfect balance at address

and while you swing.


In the second photo, Ive taken my address posture and then, while keeping my right arm in place, Ive run the shaft from the tip of my shoulder through my elbow so it touches the tip of my knee. The shaft should hang straight, and you should adjust your body until your shoulder, elbow and knee all line up.

Sky ball
A golf ball that is hit very high with drastically reduced distance. Similar to a pop-up in baseball.

Q: Problem: I keep striking the ball with the bottom edge of the putter face. P.P. A: Solution: Sounds like youre placing the ball too far forward in your stance at address. When you do that, even if you make a good stroke, the swing arc of your putter head will bottom out and begin to come up again before it makes contact with the ball. So instead of the putter face coming into the ball just below the equator, it comes in high, making contact above the equator or even just clipping the top of the ball with the bottom edge.

The fix here is pretty obvious: Move the ball back, ideally to the center of your stance, but at least to a spot thats far enough back that its virtually impossible for your putter head to bottom out before it makes contact with the ball. The putter face will come into the ball just below the equator, giving it that telltale quick little hop before it starts rolling smoothly toward the cup. (To Ask the Pro a question about golf, email him at: pblion@aol.com.)

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SPRINT CUP
Race: Quicken Loans 400 Where: Michigan International Speedway When: Sunday, 12:00 p.m. (ET) TV: TNT 2011 Winner: Denny Hamlin (right)

NATIONWIDE SERIES
Race: Alliance Truck Parts 250 Where: Michigan International Speedway When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ET) TV: ABC 2011 Winner: Carl Edwards

CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS


Race: UNOH 225 Where: Kentucky Speedway When: June 28, 7:30 p.m. (ET) TV: SPEED 2011 Winner: Kyle Busch

By RICK MINTER / Universal Uclick


Kurt Busch, driver of the No. 51 Phoenix Construction Services Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the Sprint Cup Series Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway on May 5, running the ME paint scheme from the film Talladega Nights film. (NASCAR photo)

Many hope suspension will be lesson learned for Busch


he big question surrounding Kurt Busch on NASCAR probation until the end of the year, and just coming off a one-week suspension for cursing a reporter is whether the suspension got his attention. In the past, suspensions have proven to be an effective way of letting a driver know that NASCAR officials are in charge of the sport and expect their standards for behavior on and off the track to be followed. It worked for Kevin Harvick, Jimmy Spencer and even Kyle Busch in the fairly recent past, and according to some, it could work again in Kurt Buschs case. Kurt Buschs suspension is long overdue, and that is coming from someone who learned his lesson after sitting out a race for punching him a few years ago, Spencer said. Kurt has been given

plenty of chances to right his wrongs and put himself back on the right path, but he has failed to take advantage of any of those opportunities. NASCAR had to do something to restore a sense of respect toward the sport on Kurts behalf, because he seems to consistently flaunt his disrespect for everything and everyone in this sport. Maybe sitting out and watching the race from the pit box or his couch will wake him up to how great he really has it. Spencer said his own suspension back in 2003 for slapping Busch in the garage at Michigan had a positive effect on him. I can say that my suspension was extremely upsetting to me, but it made me a better person off the track, he said. Thats what Kurt needs now, and I hope this helps him. Continues on next page

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Kurt Busch...
Continued from page 26 It seems to have straightened his little brother, Kyle, out, and I hope the same is true for Kurt. Jeff Gordon told reporters at Pocono that he hopes Busch can bounce back. I think he could have such a bright future in this sport, Gordon said. I think that you continue to hope that a guy learns his lesson, and a guy can pull it together. Im sure in his mind this is a minor incident and didnt justify what happened, but eventually you have to start straightening up your act, and utilizing your talent on the race track to earn the respect. This, unfortunately, is a step backwards for him. Tony Stewart, who is both a car owner and driver, said how sponsors react will play a major role in determining Buschs future. Half of the battle is getting a good partner and sponsor, and if the sponsors are leery, then it puts you in a bad spot as an owner, unless you have unlimited funding and can just put in there whoever you want, he said. Its definitely a huge concern.

Hall of Famer Owens dies


Less than a month after being elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, former driver and car owner Everett Cotton Owens died after a lengthy battle with cancer. Owens, 88, won nine times as a driver in the series now known as Sprint Cup and finished second to Lee Petty in the 1959 title run. He also won NASCARs Everett Cotton Owens Modified champi(NASCAR photo) onship in 1953 and 1954. He ended his driving days while still in his prime. He won his next-to-last race, at Richmond in 1964, and finished second to Ned Jarrett in his final run, at Orange Speedway in Hillsboro, N.C., on Sept. 20, 1964 But his biggest successes came as a car owner. He won 38 times, 27 of them with fellow Spartanburg, S.C., resident David Pearson doing the driving. Owens final win came in the 1970 Southern 500 with Buddy Baker driving his No. 6 Dodge. NASCAR chairman Brian France issued the following statement: NASCAR has lost one of its true pioneers, with the passing of Cotton Owens This is a sad day for the NASCAR industry, but we are all consoled by the fact that Cotton was voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame before his death. Today we have lost a portion of our past. But people like Cotton Owens are the reason our sport thrives today and can look forward to a promising future.

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Sweet vindication for Sauter


late-race restart like that Rules are rules, and I broke a rule. That was tough to swallow. The only hitch in Sauters recent weekend was the rain that washed out qualifying and took away a chance for him to earn a top starting spot. Instead, the lineup was based on points. To start the race in 20th, and to ultimately be able to drive to the lead and overcome some obstacles tonight, I couldnt be prouder of [crew chief Joe Shear] and all the guys at ThorSport, Sauter said. The driver is only a small part of the equation, and that truck could pretty much drive itself. Sauters typically been fast at Texas, which is sort of like a home track for the Wisconsin native. My grandma lives 20 miles down the road in Dallas, and I get an opportunity to go there and have chicken and dumplings every year, homemade nonetheless, he said. Its cool. Its like a relaxing feeling to be able to hang out and do those things.

World-class performer - Cadillacs CTS-V


By Christopher A. Randazzo
In case you hadnt noticed, Cadillac is on a roll. Not only is the luxury-division of GM about to release two exciting new sedans (the entry-level ATS and the flagship XTS), but their existing cars are being praised not just for their luxury but for their high levels of performance as well. Following in the footsteps of BMW with their M cars and Mercedes-Benz with their AMG cars, Cadillac joined the alphabet soup party a few years ago when they announced a new performance division the V Series, and it has been quite successful. The V Series recalls the Cadillac V from the divisions glory days of the 1950s, but today the V is probably better suited for Velocity, since that is the main form of enhancement in its current V Series car, the CTS-V. The Cadillac CTS-V makes an already good car an even better car. Swap out the V6 engine from the regular CTS, and drop in a 6.2 liter supercharged V8, add on 19 wheels and a wicked dual exhaust system and you have the fastest production car Cadillac has ever made. The heart of the CTS-V is, of course, the engine. Borrowed from the Corvette ZR1 where it By The Numbers:

Between his grandmothers cooking and a change of luck, Johnny Sauter had a weekend to remember at Texas Motor Speedway. And he got to put behind him a bitter disappointment from a year ago. In last Junes Camping World Truck Series race at Texas, he was blackflagged on a restart with two laps to go, and went from a likely win to a 22ndplace finish. This time around, Sauter, now a fiveJohnny Sauter time winner in the (NASCAR photo) Truck Series and the seventh winner in seven races this year, had a fast truck from the start of practice and closed the deal after two challengers, Ty Dillon and James Buescher, crashed late in the race. Theres no sweeter vindication, Sauter said in his post-race interview. Last year was really tough to swallow. Had the dominant truck, and to come down to a

makes 638 horsepower, in the CTS-V it dishes out 556 horsepower due to a smaller supercharger. But unlike the Corvette, this super CTS is available with either a sixspeed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission. The enhancements dont stop there. The CTS-V stops with massive Brembo brakes with six piston calipers assuring that once at speed, this flyingV can come to a stop quickly. The suspension has been tweaked also, to ensure it can handle the extra power. Tuned at the world-famous Nurburgring race track in Germany, the enhancements include different shocks, stiffer springs and GMs Magnetic Ride Control which uses electro-magnets in the shocks to make the suspension react extremely quickly. While there are a lot of enhancements, most tend to go

unnoticed to those passing by the CTS-V due to the few exterior changes made on the V. Look closely though, and keen eyes will notice the slightly different front fascia with stainless steel mesh grilles and the power buldge on the hood. In case they still dont get it, V logos are strategically placed around the car to set them straight. Inside, the changes are also subtle. The instruments are different and the speedometer now reads 200 mph. My test car had the optional Recaro high-performance seats which I highly recommend. They are super comfortable and hold you in place at all times. The rest of the V cabin remains the same as the mortal CTS. While the interior and exterior enhancements of the CTS-V are subtle, the performance is anything but. With 556 horses on tap, the CTS-V can get out of its own way in a quick hurry. Cadillac claims the car can get to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds and I believe them. Although I wish I could have driven a CTS-V with the Tremec six-speed manual gearbox, the automatic was still crazy fast a matter of mashing the pedal to the metal and hanging on. Straight-line performance isnt the only fun that can be had in the CTS-V. Continues on page 30

2012 Cadillac CTS-V


Base Price: $63,215.00 Price as Tested: $73,380.00 Layout: front-engine / rear-wheel drive Engine: 6.2 liter supercharged V8 Transmission: 6-speed automatic Horsepower: 556 hp Torque: 551 ft-lb EPA Fuel Economy: 12 city / 18 highway [Visit me at www.carsbycar.blogspot.com or email me at autocran@gmail.com]

Pocono win catapults Logano out of Cup doldrums


With his career chips down, and his Sprint Cup future uncertain, 22-year-old Joey Logano turned in the kind of performance at Pocono Raceway that should go a long way toward assuring him of a long future in NASCARs elite division. Logano, touted as Sliced Bread (as in best thing since) when he joined the Cup circuit in 2009 at age 19, won a rain-shortened race at New Hampshire on a fuel gamble his rookie year. But more recently hes been lackluster at best despite driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, one of the sports powerhouse teams. He finished 24th in points last year. But at Pocono, he was fast in practice, won the pole, led 49 laps and overcame a late-race challenge from veteran Mark Martin to get the victory, which puts him right in the thick of the battle for a berth in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. He said in his winners interview that his turn around actually started in the Nationwide Series, where he has four wins in 10 starts this season. Last year was obviously a tough year for us, not many Nationwide wins, been winless over here [in Cup], he said. It was a very hard year, and this year getting those four Nationwide wins under our belts already, as a driver, that puts a lot of confidence in yourself, saying, Hey, I can do this. He said that confidence is a must.

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Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane Sunday after winning the Sprint Cup Series Pocono 400. (NASCAR photo)

Youve got to have that little arrogance or cockiness as an athlete to have that, he said. Thats really important. You dont have to be a jerk about it, you can still be a nice guy and smile every once in a while, but at the same time you have to believe in yourself a lot and know that youre the best race car driver out there. As long as you believe in yourself and know that, but at the same time be humble enough to learn things from other drivers, and learn things from other people out there, I think thats what makes a special athlete. He said hes not been informed about his contract status for next year, but hes much more encouraged after his win. Its all up in the air, he said. Obviously, winning a race means a lot and it helps that out a ton. For sure right now my future is not set with anybody. Martin said he hopes Logano, whom he first saw race in kids events in the Southeast, is again on the right track, career-wise. Maybe things will start to turn, Martin said. Hes been kind of in a stall in his career, or in his progression with the Cup Series. But it looks like, the last couple of weeks, that maybe thats starting to turn. Ive always known since I saw him drive at 11 years old that he could be a Cup champion. I knew it then.

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Cadillacs CTS-V ...


1. Matt Kenseth 523; Leader 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 513; behind -10 3. Greg Biffle 507; behind -16 4. Denny Hamlin 504; behind -19 5. Jimmie Johnson 493; behind -30 6. Kevin Harvick 470; behind -53 7. Martin Truex Jr. 465; behind -58 8. Tony Stewart 448; behind -75 9. Clint Bowyer 443; behind -80 10. Brad Keselowski 426; behind -97
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Send it through some twisty roads and this Caddy will eat them up as fast as you can turn the wheel. It will make you think to yourself, This isnt Dads old Cadillac, thats for sure! The more time I spent in the Cadillac CTS-V the more I looked at it as a 4-door Corvette super performance yet able to take the entire family out in comfort. But the best part about the V is that it shows us what Cadillac is capable of doing. The CTS proved that Cadillac can make a good luxurious sports sedan. The CTS-V now shows us that that they can turn that luxurious sports sedan into a real performer.

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Top-10 finishes in Cup races at Michigan Intl Speedway by Mark Martin, tops among drivers Laps led by Mark Martin in winning the 2009 LifeLock 400 at Michigan, the fewest led by any race winner at Michigan Laps 0 winnerled by Pocono in Joey Logano six career Cup starts at Michigan within 30 5 Driversof a spot in the points top 10 in the Cup standings (Carl Edwards: 3, Kyle Busch: 6, Paul Menard: 27, Ryan Newman: 28 and Joey Logano: 28)

Busch wins Prelude at Eldora


Kyle Busch won the eighth annual Prelude to the Dream all-star race at Tony Stewarts Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, last Wednesday night, but Stewart, who finished second, seemed just as happy afterward. He had praise for his fellow Sprint Cup drivers, who had to work in the charity event between test sessions at Kyle Busch Pocono Raceway, where theyre preparing for Sundays 400-miler on a newly repaved track. I think that speaks volumes to what this event is all about, and what it means for these guys to be here, Stewart said. Austin Dillon finished third, ahead of sprint car racer Donny Schatz and Ryan Newman. Danica Patrick finished 15th in her first try in a dirt Late Model. I realized early that I wasnt really in the mix, so I figured I would take the chance to get comfortable driving sideways a little bit more, as Ive found that that helps in driving a stock car, she told reporters afterward. I was just feeling it out, and I really wanted to bring the car home without balling it up. I sort of did that. When the Cup drivers left Eldora, the regular Late Model drivers moved in for the Dream, a $100,000-to-win race. It was won by Shane Clanton, the younger brother of one-time NASCAR truck and Nationwide Series driver Joey Clanton.