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Driver’s ed instructor teaches his students valuable lessons By Lillian Cox

CARLSBAD — Tim Boice is an affable guy who loves his family, friends and the Padres. He’s also every teenager’s worst nightmare. In January 1981, at the age of 16, he was a backseat passenger in a rollover accident that left him a quadriplegic. Today, he’s parlayed his experience and gift as a communicator into a position as a driver’s education instructor at La Costa Canyon High School and MiraCosta College. “I want teens to have a reverential fear of the road,” he said. “Driving is a privilege. It’s time to grow up and pay attention. Hopefully students will think about me when they get behind the wheel.” Boice’s pet peeve is use of the word “accident” to describe a crash or collision. “With an accident, you assume that nothing could have been done,” he said. “Torrey Pines (crash killing high school student Oct. 4) was no accident. One of the passengers could say, ‘I could have worn a safety belt and told the driver to slow down.’” Boice was a junior at Monte Vista High School in Spring Valley returning from church en route home to watch a Chargers game when he was critically injured. He was sitting, unbuckled, in the

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ROAD RESPONSIBILITY Tim Boice wants his driver’s ed students to make smart choices. Photo by Lillian Cox

back seat of a VW bug driven by his best friend who lost control during a turn. Boice describes the first two weeks as a blur followed by tears and denial. “There was a choice to be made,” he said. “I was a guy who woke up in the morning singing; I still wake up singing.” The most difficult part was the impact on his parents. “As an adult I look at

what I put them through,” he said. “My mom had to stop what she was doing and be there for me. My father had to deal with the bills, which stacked up. It was a huge hardship.” Boice finished his junior year with a tutor, then returned to campus after summer. “Friends would look TURN TO INSTRUCTOR ON A20

Santa Fe Christian students earn awards SOLANA BEACH — Twenty-six students at Santa Fe Christian have earned AP Scholar awards in recognition of exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program provides students with the opportunity to take college-level courses while still in high school and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the

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AP exams. Recent Santa Fe Christian graduate Keaton Hoffman qualified for the National AP Scholar Award by earning an average grade of 4 or higher on a five-point scale on all AP Exams taken, and grades of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. Hoffman is currently a freshman at Georgetown University. Six students qualified for the AP Scholar with

Distinction Award by earning an average grade of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, and grades of 3 or higher on five or more of these exams; seven qualified for the AP Scholar with Honor Award, earning an average grade of at least 3.25 on all AP Exams and grades of 3 or higher on four or more of the exams and 12 students qualified for the AP Scholar Award by completing three or more AP Exams with grades 3 or higher.

ENCINITAS — Lux Art Institute will welcome New York City-based Susan Hauptman as the next artist-inresidence of the 2009/2010 Season. From Nov. 12 to Nov. 21, Hauptman will be living and working at Lux, 1550 S. El Camino Real, while drawing a self-portrait in charcoal. Throughout her career, she has worked only on paper and only in charcoal and pastel to portray her trademark self-portraits and still-life drawings with a high level of realism. Her exhibit will be displayed through Jan. 9, 2010. “It is a mesmerizing experience being surrounded by the self-portraits of Susan Hauptman,” says Lux Director Reesey Shaw. “Having Susan here at Lux to execute one provides guests a glimpse into the concentration and discovery that her work involves.” Hauptman’s life-size charcoal self-portraits depict the artist with near-photographic exactitude, as each portrait stares directly at its viewers while symbolically surrounded by the landscapes of Hauptman’s real and imagined lives. Drawn with complete candor and sparing no wrinkle or blemish, the stark self-portraits toy with gender roles, presenting an androgynous-looking Hauptman and challenging notions of feminine beauty. These works have been Hauptman’s most celebrated subject matter for the past 20 years. Lux hours are Thursday and Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and cost is $10 for two visits. For more information visit luxartinstitute.org or call (760) 436-6611.

GUEST ARTIST Shown here in her piece, “Self-Portrait with Dog,” artist Susan Hauptman will be creating a new life-size charcoal self-portrait at the Lux Art Institute Nov. 12 to Nov. 21. Courtesy photo

STILL PAINTING Marblestone began painting classic still lifes before moving onto subjects like classic cars. Photo by Alyx Sariol

SPECIAL SHOWER To provide assistance for more than 300 pregnant women who live below the poverty level, Prudential California Realty’s La Costa sales agents and staff sponsored a community-wide baby shower. Contributions ranging from blankets, formula and diapers, to baby shampoo and monetary donations, were packaged and prepared for deserving local families by the dedicated staff and Realtors from the office. The event was part of Prudential Financial’s Global Volunteer Day, an annual event that encourages employees to independently identify the charity or cause that will benefit from their time and effort. Courtesy photo

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prepared with. “I don’t have to tell him what to do. He already has a story. That’s the part I appreciate about working with him,” Kim said. Marblestone and Kim have spent days working on

the perfect display for his work. The showroom will feature examples of his focuses over the years, including still lifes, portraits and his iconic car paintings. “It is good — people helping each other,” Kim said. “We connect like family.” The reception will be

held Nov. 1 at East West Art and Frame, 5674-D El Camino Real. Additional pictures of Marblestone’s work can be seen on the San Diego Visual Artists Guild’s Web site under the “M” heading in the Artists Gallery at www.sdmartists guild.org.

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