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mammograms are also covered, with standard Part B cost-sharing. The terms of any other coverage need to be checked. Women ages 30–64 who lack adequate health insurance may be eligible to receive mammograms and clinical breast exams from designated providers under the Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (1-877-8522585). For women age 40 and older, they are provided at no charge. Women diagnosed with breast cancer or a pre-cancerous condition under this program may also qualify for Medicaid coverage of treatment for the disease. Assistance may also be available from tribal health organizations and other local groups. Women are urged to pursue early detection options regardless of ethnicity, disability, income level or residence. Michael Parks is with the Mandy Pino Center for Life Planning and Benefits Choices. Local sources of further information, assistance, referrals and support include but are not limited to “People Living Through Cancer,” “Cancer Services of New Mexico,” the American Cancer Society, and tribal health organizations.
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Lovelace Westside Hospital Makes Top 100 Hospital List
ovelace Westside Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico to have achieved the Truven Health Analytics top 100 hospital list based on the facilityâ€™s overall organizational performance. The Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals study evaluates performance in the following areas: mortality; medical complications; patient safety; average patient stay; expenses; profitability; patient satisfaction; adherence to clinical standards of care; and post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure, and pneumonia. To conduct the 100 Top Hospitals study, Truven Health evaluated 2,922 short-term, acute-care, nonfederal hospitals. They used public information, including Medicare cost reports, Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data, and core measures and patient satisfaction data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare website. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor. Truven said that if inpatients who are Medicare beneficiaries treated at the other 2,822 hospitals received the same level of care as those treated in the top 100, more than 164,000 lives would be saved, 82,000 additional patients would not have incurred complications from their hospitalizations, $6 billion would have been saved, and the average length of stay would have been decreased by a half a day.
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Project Heart Start: Why You Should Learn CPR By Dorothee Hutchinson New Mexico Heart Institute
magine this: You and your best friend are enjoying a new dance class when suddenly she collapses in cardiac arrest. Instead of standing there in a panic, you rush to action. First, you instruct someone else in the room to call 911 immediately. Then, you apply pressure to her chest at the rate of 100 times per minute. This incident happened to a woman in Albuquerque, and fortunately, her best friend had taken Project Heart Start’s compression-only cardioSave a heart, restart a life: Learn CPR The 4th annual Project Heart Start event will be held in 14 cities throughout New Mexico on June 22. In Albuquerque, sessions will take place at 8, 9 and 10 a.m. at both University of New Mexico’s Johnson Center Gym and in Rio Rancho at Meadowlark Senior Center.
pulmonary resuscitation training, which taught her the skills she used to save her friend’s life. Of course, not everyone experiences a happy ending. More than 300,000 deaths occur annually as a result of sudden cardiac arrest. It claims one life every two minutes, taking more lives annually than breast cancer, lung cancer or AIDS. Contrary to common belief, these deaths are not due to a heart attack but rather a sudden rhythm disturbance called ventricular fibrillation. The good news is, when patients who are experiencing cardiac arrest are resuscitated immediately, they very often survive the episode and have little or no damage to their hearts. Through Project Heart Start, you can help change or reverse the number of deaths from cardiac arrest in New Mexico by learning how to respond with CPR before medical help arrives. The program is designed to teach you how to recognize the signs of a heart attack, perform compression-only CPR and use an automated external
defibrillator. In addition, the program teaches you the Heimlich maneuver, a simple technique used to save a choking victim. NM Project Heart Start Day is scheduled for June 22. Project Heart Start trainings are free one-hour courses featuring life-saving information that is easy to remember. This year, they are being held in 14 locations statewide. The events in
Albuquerque and Rio Rancho also will feature a health fair where you can learn more about taking care of yourself and your loved ones. So consider attending the 2013 Project Heart Start Day, and arm yourself with the knowledge to save a life. It could be that of your spouse, child, parent or friend. For more information, or to find an event near you, visit www. projectheartstartnm.org.
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New Mexico Senior Olympic Games By Prime Time Staff
ew Mexico Senior Olympics’ motto is, “You don’t stop playing because you get old; you get old because you stop playing.” The local fountain of youth can be found at this year’s games – 28 sporting events and hundreds of participants over the age of 50. The games are set to be held in Roswell from June 12-16 at the Roswell Convention and Civic Center, as well as at various other sports venues and gyms around town. The focus of Senior Olympics, nationally, is to provide opportunities for adults to stay competitive in a friendly environment and to promote a healthy, active lifestyle. The Roswell games are the culmination of year-round sporting events throughout the state. There have been tournaments in basketball, softball and volleyball, track and swim meets, and various other local events in sports such as bowling, tennis and cycling. Recreational sports such as Frisbee, dance and even 8-ball pool are also part of the games, giving participants plenty of options to get in on the action. In all, there are more than 100 events in 28 sports. In New Mexico, 130 communities are represented in the state games through 32 local gamesite chapters. The National Senior Games is scheduled to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, from July 19 to Aug. 1. The National Senior Games were originally organized in 1985 in
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lavish vacations, took stock of every penny in his bank accounts and never had a problem saying no to something that wasn’t absolutely essential to his or his family’s existence. Dad didn’t worry about the Joneses. He was right not to. Even my siblings, who are much more conscious about saving money than I am, would get a little unnerved sometimes at his decisions to not buy something or to avoid rushing into a purchase. Why did he insist on repairing that old watering hose instead of getting a new one? Why did he keep a bag full of bread twist ties? His house was modest, his furnishings lasted decades longer than they should have, and if we are correct he owned four cars in his life that he paid for in full rather than
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style shows to entertain us. He was right. For himself, my dad had one hobby - golf. And he even found a way to play that typically expensive sport on the cheap. He had used clubs, except maybe for a new driver if it were on sale at the club house, and walked the courses instead of riding the carts even when he was playing well into his 80s. When he retired, he got a special yearly senior rate at the public courses. No offense to the country club golfers, but my dad never felt the need to belong to an elite group. He needed friends who could laugh easily at their bad shots and celebrate the good ones. In golf and in life, he was right. Father’s Day means a great many things to many people, and for most, it is a day to celebrate your dad’s existence. These days, with its meaning changed for myself and my brother and sister, we have Father’s Day every day in our hearts. And when we think of him daily, we acknowledge that in our lives daddy always knew best. And he was always right.
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lbuquerqueâ€™s newest retirement community, Palmilla Senior Living in Paradise Hills near Rio Rancho, celebrated the grand opening of this local facility in May. Palmilla is an updated transitional community with independent living, assisted living and dementia/memory care. The company, which operates properties in 11 states including New Mexico, promotes independent living as much as possible. The community is within miles of Petroglyph National Monument,
the Sandia Mountains, and multiple parks and golf courses. It is also just minutes from Cottonwood Mall and a hop, skip and freeway exit to historic Old Town Albuquerque off of Interstate 40 and Rio Grande NW. The propertyâ€™s seven-acre community has a greenhouse and outdoor gardening areas, a gourmet demonstration kitchen, a theater with surround sound for movies and entertainment, meeting rooms for clubs and games, and several fireplace lounges. It also has a fitness center and offers flexibility and wellness classes.
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Helping You Live With Hearing Loss Through Aural Rehabilitation By Chrissy Pease
f you are an adult with hearing loss, aural rehabilitation will focus on helping you live with your hearing loss, making the best use of your hearing aids, managing conversations and taking charge of
your communication skills. Topics normally covered in aural rehabilitation include your hearing loss, helping others to understand how your loss affects you and information regarding the benefits of amplification. By better understanding your
hearing loss, you will become more aware of why you think people are mumbling, why you can hear but cannot understand, and why you have difficulty with female voices and/or children and young adults. Your friends and family do not know how you hear. What they do
know is that you do not hear well. They know they use lots of energy trying to communicate with you, but what they don’t realize is that you spend just as much energy trying to decipher what they are saying. It is also important that you understand what your hearing aids can do and what their limitations are. Your audiologist or hearing specialist will review with you how to take care of your hearing aid and answer any of your questions. As you use your hearing aid, keep a list of questions that you may want to share with your audiologist or hearing specialist. One of the most important aspects of aural rehabilitation is learning to listen again. Your hearing aids will bring in a world full of sounds that you forgot existed. Some of these may be pleasant, (i.e., your loved ones’ voices, or birds singing) while others can be annoying (i.e., background noise or a refrigerator running). It is through aural rehabilitation that you train your brain to learn to ignore what is annoying and to tune into what is pleasant and important. The immediate outcomes of sensory management vary dramatically from individual to individual. Differences between expectation and reality can result in a combination of selective nonuse (wearing the device only in particular situations), complete nonuse, or continued avoidance of situations in which the device might offer benefit and learning opportunities. The last point is critical. Many adults with acquired hearing loss are looking not for a significant improvement of function but for full restoration or a “cure.” Aural rehabilitation is not a cure; it is rehabilitation. The message I try to convey to my patients is, “If you break your leg, you wouldn’t go run a marathon the next day after cast removal, would you? You would probably need several sessions of physical therapy. And like physical therapy, aural rehab is listening therapy for your ears.”
Ballet Pro Musica Festival Returns for 7th Summer Season August 9-11
The quality of performance could be favorably compared even to that of the New York City Ballet”… “World-class choreography, dancers, and live music”… just a few examples of how local and national critics have reacted to past performances at the Ballet Pro Musica Festival. The Festival presents its 7th summer season, “The Spirit of Romance,” in partnership with National Hispanic Cultural Center, on Friday and Saturday, August 9 & 10 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, August 11 at 2 p.m. at the NHCC, 1701 – 4th Street Southwest . Albuquerque's Ballet Pro Musica Festival is unique in the United States. It is the only summer dance festival that produces Chamber Music Ballet with world premieres and treasured masterworks, always with live music and performed by internationally known ballet companies and chamber music ensembles. The company’s motto is “See the Music, Hear the Dance.” The Festival’s returning and brilliant artistic partners, the National Ballet of Mexico, La Catrina Quartet and pianist Jacquelyn Helin, will present a celebration of the music of Vivaldi, Prokofiev, Massenet and Dvorak. About the Artists National Ballet of Mexico (Compania Nacional de Danza). Now in its 51st season, Mexico’s official national ballet company ranks among the top five ballet companies in the Western Hemisphere. The Company is comparable to the New York City Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, National Ballet of Cuba and Teatro Colon/Argentina in terms of annual budget ($45+ million) and number of dancers (75). Returning to the Festival directly from El Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the Company’s extensive repertoire spans traditional classical ballets to contemporary works and world
premieres. La Catrina Quartet. Winners of a 2012 Latin Grammy Award for Best Classical Recording, blessed with dynamic personalities, and hailed as “such good ambassadors for music” by famed cellist YoYo Ma, the young musicians of La Catrina Quartet compellingly perform a unique blend of LatinAmerican and standard repertoire to diverse audiences. Their triple mission is to perform the masterworks of the string quartet repertoire, to promote Mexican and Latin American concert music worldwide, and to work closely with composers to promote performances of new music. They are currently the Faculty Quartetin-Residence at New Mexico State
University in Las Cruces, Jacquelyn Helin. The popular Santa Fe-based pianist consistently wins acclaim for her musicality and vibrant playing of a wide-ranging repertoire. In addition to Ballet Pro Musica, she is regularly heard in chamber music performance with groups such as Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe New Music, and Taos Chamber Music Group. Ticket Information: Regular Tickets are $35-78, available by phone or in person at the National Hispanic Cultural Center Box Office, 505-724-4771, or online at www.balletpromusica.
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12 June 2013
New Mexico Author's Corner
Herron Has Baseball In His Blood By Barb Armijo
s the sports editor on a small staff at the Rio Rancho Observer, New Mexico author Gary Herron became interested in writing a book after conducting multiple interviews with authors who had
written about New Mexico. Books they had published about Jemez Springs, Corrales, Route 66 and the Harvey Houses of the Southwest got him thinking about something he found to be lacking in reading material: a book about baseball in Albuquerque. In early 2010, Herron pitched his idea to Arcadia Publishing, based in Mount Pleasant, S.C., and it accepted his proposal. In early 2011, he published “Baseball in Albuquerque,” containing 200-plus images. It tells the story of baseball here from the 19th century to the Albuquerque Isotopes and can be found at area bookstores. He says he never expected to get rich or be the next Stephen King, but he wanted to see the book done right. “It was a labor of love,” he said. During researching for this first book, he discovered a lot of baseball stories that he thought
needed to be told in a second book. This time, Herron pitched a story to LPD Press in Los Ranchos, and the nine-chapter “Duke City Diamonds: Baseball in Albuquerque” came out in March of this year. “It’s about more than professional baseball, though,” Herron said. “It has chapters on the best all-time high school players, best all-time Lobos, the Albuquerque Professional Baseball Hall of Fame (He is on its board,) and the 100 all-time best professional players in the Duke City.” Herron may be the best man for such a venture. Motown-born, he became as a youngster a Detroit Tigers fan, which he remained until he moved to New Mexico in 1975. He jumped on the bandwagon of the Colorado Rockies in 1993, their debut season. He was at their
first game, along with 82,000 other fans, at Mile High Stadium in April 1993. He is also a baseball hobbyist and local baseball historian. Heron’s love for the national pastime was stoked when he was thrust into the role of official scorer for the Albuquerque Dukes on a part-time basis in 1983. By the middle of the 1985 season and through the end of the 1999 season, he “scored” more than 1,000 Dukes’ games for the Pacific Coast League. In a similar role for the Albuquerque Isotopes, he is closing in on 400 ‘Topes games for the PCL. That’s a lot of baseball.
Santa Fe Spotlight Tesuque Flea Market Is a Hidden Treasure By Barb Armijo & Feliz Romero
isten up flea market hounds: If you haven’t been to the Tesuque Flea Market just north of Santa Fe, you are missing out. And anyone who likes Santa Fe style art, clothing, jewelry and furniture is almost certain to come away with some treasures. There are more than 500 vendors selling everything from new and used cowboy boots to clothing, jewelry, books and furniture, all against a scenic backdrop of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Though open from March to late November, the summer months are really the best time of the year to take in the full experience. Vendors start selling at about 7:30 a.m. and stay open
until about 6:30 p.m., weather permitting, Friday through Sunday. To get there from Santa Fe, drive north on U.S. Highway 84/285 and take Exit 171, which is the exit north of the Santa Fe Opera. While this open-air market is a hit with tourists, many locals shop there when they are looking for unique gifts. Here, the vendors are artists, importers, craftspeople, clothing designers and jewelry makers. Often you might see artists working on site while displaying and selling their wares. On one recent weekend, vendors included antique dealers, rug weavers/importers, sculptors, Santeros (wooden and ceramic saint makers), gemologists and even one large tent devoted to
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The Passport Can Stay Home & So Can You: New Mexico StayCations 2013 By Barb Armijo
itting the road in New Mexico is such a treat. Head in any direction, and you can find a place with history, beauty, vistas, spas, relaxation and even an out-of-this-world experience. Here are three places to visit in the state that will give you all you want in a StayCation: Spaceport America is the first spaceport in the world built fromthe-ground-up to host private enterprise, meaning people will
actually be able to launch into space via Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic. The Spaceport is intended to be the launch pad of the global commercial spaceflight industry and the second Space Age. The $209 million project has attracted worldwide attention because of its bold premise, stunning architecture and the fact that it is home to the world’s first commercial passenger space company. Designed, built and operated by the New Mexico Spaceport Authority, Spaceport America is in Alamogordo. The first phase includes basic operational infrastructure such as an airfield, launch pads, terminal/hangar facility, emergency response capabilities, utilities and roadways. The site will be capable of accommodating the activities of both vertical and horizontal takeoff space launch vehicles, serving as the base for pre-flight and postflight activities, and providing a tourism experience for interested visitors and spectators. The spaceport also presents a unique
opportunity to excite students regarding space technology and the underlying science and mathematics. The first flight is set to take off from the Spaceport in December. “New Mexico has a long tradition of pioneering innovation in aerospace and related technologies,” Gov. Susana Martinez has said in a news release. “We already possess an impressive array of facilities and expertise in advanced technologies. Spaceport America and the opening of the Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space significantly deepen those capabilities and strengthen our global position as a powerhouse supporter of the space industry.” Spaceport America Preview Bus Tours by Follow the Sun, Inc., features guided, exclusive access to the Spaceport site and provides an up-close and personal encounter only available during the current pre-operational phase. Visitors take a journey through time, learning the history and evolution of transportation and trade in the American continent - from the Spanish and Native American pioneers of the past to the space pioneers of the future. The approximately three-hour experience gives an in-depth look at the scenic beauty and rugged ranges of New Mexico’s Old West, as well as man’s efforts to survive in the high desert. From roaming buffalo to the construction of the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport, this tour is a memorable experience. Tours start at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Only the 9 a.m. tour is available Sundays. The bus tour picks up visitors at 1900 N. Date St., Truth or Consequences. The cost is $59 for guests ages 18 and over, $49 for guests ages 13-17 and $29 for guests ages 12 and under.
Visit spaceportamerica.com for information on tours, flights and the details of what makes this one of New Mexico’s most unique and newest attractions. Should you prefer to stay on the ground, go to Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa. It is a good way to jump start a healthy life style and to relax with a few spa treatments, hang out at the pool, detox at the steam room or enjoy quality time with a loved one, Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa is a naturally occurring mineral springs that dates back to the 1500s, where a Spaniard, with quests to discover gold and the fountain of youth, discovered the remarkable mineral springs in northern New Mexico. These springs are beneficial in many ways because of the nutrients in the water. Guests of all ages also can be a kid again. Enjoy smothering
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StayCations 2013 Cont. your body at the mud baths, which incorporate both the water and the precious dirt that is said to have healing powers. Most guests sunbathe, which adds to the detoxification of the water and mud. The ambiance in the spa is total relaxation, where a whisper is hardly heard. Leave your cell phones in your car because anything above a whisper is frowned upon. The arsenic spring will help to relieve arthritis, stomach ulcers and a variety of skin disorders, the Soda spring is surrounded by enclosed rock walls where a steam pool creates soft echo providing a sense of calm and relaxation, where this water is said to relive digestive problems. If planning on spending the night, there are a variety of activities available, such as stretch yoga, hiking and mountain biking, bird watching. A yoga instructor guides guests though the Ojo intention garden, where the guest is asked to write down something meaningful and or personal that should be focused on and that message is attached to a tree in the intention garden. By mid-summer, the garden of flowers have manifested into a beautiful
garden and intentions are said to be delivered. Bring a bottle of wine, crackers and cheese and stay at this beautiful resort where a guest will feel tranquility and enjoy a restful evening. At the resort, guests can enjoy the Kiva pool, where there is a combination of iron and arsenic mineral waters that are beneficial to your immune system, and create a healthy skin tone. This resort is unique, there are no TVs to provide sound, and sound is fed through Mother Nature. Call for reservations 1-800-222-9162 Silver City is a cowboy town and more. This southwestern New Mexico gem was named one of the top 50 coolest small towns in America by Budget Travel magazine last year. In New Mexico's southwest corner, Silver City isn't the kind of place people just stumble onto. Silver miners sought it out in the late 1800s, and more recently the town's Old West charm and highdesert location made it a magnet for outdoorsy and creative types. The historic district is home to casual restaurants, like Nancy's Silver Café, that put the area's green chiles to good use (514 N. Bullard St., 505/388-3480, huevos
rancheros $7). Outside town, The Nature Conservancy runs Bear Mountain Lodge, a hacienda adjacent to birding, biking, and hiking opportunities in the Gila National Forest (505/538-2538, T or C Riverbend Spa bearmountainlodge. com, from $125). Go information on lodging, upcoming to silvercitytourism.org for more events and places to see.
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Grill Preferences Run the Gamut By Barb Armijo
ome people shop for grills the same way they shop for cars. They want high performance, something that will last and, just for fun, make cooking outside a feast for the eyes in addition to getting from the grill its practical use. Average grillers, however, will settle for something that is easy to assemble, durable enough to last more than a few years and just plain gets the job done on those brats, burgers and steaks. We found lots of choices at home improvement stores, discount stores and online. Prices for builtin grills with all the bells and whistles, such as stainless steel
cooking grids, giant cooking areas and side burners can cost upwards of $3,000. The value grills that cost between $200 and $600 seem to be most popular, however, according to BBQguys.com, a group of consumer advocates who have lists of the top 10 gas, charcoal and smokers on the market. Instead of just reading about the best choices, Prime Time decided on a different approach. We asked everyday folks in Albuquerque what they use to grill and here’s what we found: Phil and Susana Auerbach have a grill that uses natural gas. No more hauling the empty propane tank to get refilled. They have had their American Outdoor grill for more than eight years. “I like the cooking area on the grill and we use it almost year-round,” Phil says. “I paid a little extra up- front to have the natural gas line extended to the outside, but it was worth it to never have to see the propane tanks again.” Phil’s favorite things on the grill: turkey, chicken and flavored brats with all the fixings. Kevin and Lori Bourque use a couple of grills. They have their portable Coleman with a stand for taking on the road in their RV,
and at home they use a Webber Grillmaster 1000. “We grill a lot and entertain when we can,” Kevin says. “It is my domain and I really enjoy it.” The Bourque’s specialty is grilled chicken thighs (bone in and skin on) with special sauces and dry rubs. Dominic Chavez recently purchased a Disc It, one of the most interesting new grills on the market. It’s shaped like a giant wok. People in New Mexico have been using giant discs to grill over an open fire for years at Matanzas (traditional pig roasts). But the new discs, like the one Dominic uses, are propane, just like conventional gas grills. “It fits in with my healthy cooking style,” he said. “I can grill vegetables, meat and it keeps the flavor in the disc so I can use very lean meats.” Dominic’s favorite disc delicacy is fajita meat with all the extras. You can even warm the tortillas on the disc. Traditional charcoal grill users are getting fewer and far between, but they aren’t completely nonexistent. Joe and Darlene Sanchez have a Primo Oval Ceramic XL, and Darlene says that for them, “It isn’t a cookout unless we light the charcoals. It takes a little longer
for the grill to get hot evenly, but we think the taste is superior. To us, we can cook on gas inside. This is a different taste.” Their favorite charcoal grill recipe includes steaks (cooked medium to well done, but not charred) with baked potatoes and corn on the cob cooked in the husks. Those are just some of the choices, but there are hundreds of grills to choose from. Here’s hoping that whether you pick the Cadillac or the dependable value model, your backyard summer entertaining is mouth-watering.
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ow that summer is here, it’s time to fire up the grill. For many, a cookout isn’t complete without a juicy, delicious hamburger. Even those trying to follow a healthier, natural diet can enjoy this classic summer favorite by using the right ingredients. Mitzi Dulan, a nationally recognized nutrition and wellness expert and team sports nutritionist for the Kansas City Royals, understands the importance of building a better burger using leaner, healthier ingredients that benefit the body. “Lean beef is an integral part of a wholesome burger as it provides essential nutrients and protein to keep you trim and energized,” Dulan said. “In addition to choosing nutritious ingredients, exercise portion control and practice moderation to create an even healthier burger.” Dulan recommends considering these tips for building a better burger:
• Simple substitutions, such as using lean ground beef, can create a protein-packed burger that is low-fat and has fewer calories. Consider using natural brands, such as Laura’s Lean Beef, to kick start a delicious, healthy burger. • Keep in mind that lean beef cooks in 1/3 less time than regular beef since it has less fat. So, adjust the cooking time to match your method of grilling. To make the grilling process as healthy as possible, substitute natural charcoal. Products such as Big Green Egg Organic Lump Charcoal, use organic hardwoods and burn more efficiently without harsh chemicals or odors. • Try new, healthier toppings that add a unique twist of flavor to your burger. Instead of ketchup, which can be loaded with excess sugar and sodium, consider fresh salsa. Replace mayonnaise with sliced avocado, which is a creamy, heart-healthy alternative. • Use whole grain buns in place of white buns. Whole-grains are absorbed slower by the body, meaning they do not raise sugar levels as quickly and keep you feeling full longer. This reduces the urge to eat larger portions or snack after a meal. For more tips, recipes and to enter Laura’s Lean Beef’s Summer Grilling Sweepstakes, visit www. facebook.com/laurasleanbeef starting May 27, 2013. Laura's Lean Beef Stuffed Cheeseburgers
Prep time: About 10 minutes Cooking time: 5-7 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients: 1 pound Laura’s Lean Beef 96% Lean Ground Sirloin 1/4 cup finely minced onion 1/4 cup chopped parsley 2 ounces reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese, cut into 4 even 1/2-ounce pieces 4 slices reduced calorie oatmeal bread 2 tomatoes, sliced 4 lettuce leaves Directions: 1. Mix beef with onion and parsley. Divide beef into 4 equal portions. Divide each individual portion in half so you have 8 equal portions. 2. Flatten 4 portions into rounds. Place a 1/2-ounce piece of cheese on top of each round. Flatten the remaining 4 portions of beef into rounds, place on top of cheese then seal edges of rounds together, sealing cheese in. 3. Grill (covered with grill lid) at 400-450°F about 5-7 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness.
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New Baking Trend “Pushes” Pops Of Color Onto The Scene
elcome the arrival of warm weather with sunny colors, vibrant flavors and the newest baking trend – cake push pops. These treats add a dash of family-friendly fun for gatherings, graduations and birthday parties. “These cake push pops are easy to create and make any celebration an unforgettable one,” said Mary Beth Harrington of the McCormick Kitchens. “A variety of colors and flavors can be mixed together to form a flavorful, one-of-a-kind
treat that’s sure to make a lasting impression.” Using an angel food cake base and white frosting, the color and flavor combinations are endless with these cake push pops. For a fruity sweet treat, think orange cream or blue raspberry, and for a refreshing twist on a favorite summer sip, pink lemonade will please anyone’s palette. For even more variations and baking inspiration, visit www. McCormick.com or www. Facebook.com/MccormickSpice. Also, visit the “Cakes to Crave” board at www.Pinterest.com/ McCormickSpices to find other cakes and flavors to turn into push pops.
Angel Food Cake Push Pops with Pink Lemonade Frosting Prep Time: 30 minutes Makes: 8 cake push pops
1 package (10 ounces) round angel food cake 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract 1 box (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar, sifted 2 tablespoons milk 6 drops McCormick® Red Food Color 8 cake push pop molds
red food color; beat until light and fluffy. Fill piping bag fitted with a small plain tip with frosting.
Cut angel food cake into 1/2-inch thick layers. Cut out 32 rounds with the same diameter as the push pop molds. For easier cutting, press out cake rounds with a round cookie cutter. Set aside.
Test Kitchen Tips: • Cake push pop molds are available in the cake decorating aisle of craft and party stores and online specialty stores. • In place of angel food cake, use your favorite baked cake.
Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add lemon extract; mix well. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating until well blended after each addition and scraping sides and bottom of bowl frequently. Add milk and
For each Push Pop, pipe a small amount of frosting into push pop mold. Place 1 cake round into tube, pressing, into the frosting. Top with a small amount of frosting and a second cake round. Repeat layering for a total of 4 cake layers. Top with frosting.
If you don’t have push pop containers, use small, clear cups or mason jars instead to create mini trifles, perfect for any gathering.
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ummer is a wonderful time for sweet teas and satisfying thirst-quenching drinks. One of my all-time favorite recipes is the Lemon Honey Ginger Brew. It delivers a dynamic taste platform with many personalities: a hot, healing tea; a clean, flavorful drink; or a cold, sparkling beverage to refresh and replenish. It is packed with nutritional healing benefits. Most folks, whether ill or well, appreciate the gift of it. Lemon is acid by taste and alkaline in the body. It is packed with vitamin C, detoxes the body and benefits the liver. Lemon improves digestion with antibacterial qualities and stimulates, keeping things moving
Crisp Lemon Honey Ginger Brew smoothly. Ginger has been clinically found to be effective to treat a variety of digestive and inflammatory concerns such as nausea, sluggish digestion and arthritis. Local raw honey is an excellent sweetener, carrying local anti-allergy benefits by dispensing micro-amounts of local nectars, conditioning the body to the blossoming environment. Honey is packed full of enzymes, vitamins, minerals, and proteins. It is also rich in polyphenols, which are antioxidants that protect from free radical injury, and it adds digestive benefit by providing microflora. To make it, you will need fresh organic lemon, ginger, local raw honey and soda water. Lemons are great for skin, so don’t be shy digging your hands in to collect the juice. But for larger quantities, a juicer is easiest. Fresh ginger is found in pieces in the produce department. Make sure they are firm and without mold. To prepare the ginger, thinly slice (or grate)
it and boil for 10-20 minutes, then strain. The longer you boil it, the stronger the taste will be. Add honey to taste to the ginger water while it’s warm (not too warm, as intense heat kills the enzymes of the honey), and stir. Finally, add the lemon. You can drink this warm or, if you prefer, you can add a dash over ice and top with sparkling soda to give it a kick. I like to make this mix in a large enough quantity to store in a big mason jar in the refrigerator so that I can sip on it throughout the week.
It makes an excellent gift for a victim of the common cold. Add extra honey if the throat is affected. A personalized label and bow provide the finishing touches. If it’s the flu that has someone down, give them the mix with cans of soda in a basket as well as crackers and colorful straws. Or take it to a summer cookout, or keep it
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22 June 2013
ighting the mid-morning blahs? Do you have to choose between another cup of coffee or a quick nap? Down at mid-morning for a nap and again dozing in the recliner from midafternoon until dinner, but then bright-eyed and bushy-tailed until well after midnight? Or are you up and down all night keeping everyone else from sleep? Does this sound familiar? Napping is defined as light sleep done during the day in response to daytime drowsiness. Pre-school children are often encouraged to nap in mid-morning and after lunch. Some cultures build time for a nap into a workday. Naps are usually encouraged if a long
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Even sleeping for an hour or more, especially in the afternoon, can cause a vicious cycle of sleep problems at night. Because a good nap "took the edge off," restlessness may occur at night. The next day, the napper may be tired because of poor sleep, such that naps increase in length. Before you know it, days and nights become completely turned around. Many nighttime related sleep disorders can also contribute to daytime drowsiness. Medical problems including pain, nausea, indigestion, depression, anxiety, respiratory problems and sleep apnea should always be considered as a culprit in sleep disturbances. Here are some tips to obtaining a good night’s sleep: 1) Limit daytime naps to 1530 minutes. 2) Encourage daytime activities of interest to seniors who have difficulty sleeping at night. 3) Make the daytime environment bright and cheerful, even opening a window. 4) Multiple small meals during the day and especially the
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evening full of activities is planned. There is nothing wrong with a 15- to 20-minute "power nap" during the day. Research has shown that we would all benefit from a quick nap. There is even research to suggest that a short nap preceded by the intake of caffeine is beneficial in lessening the effects of impaired driving due to drowsiness. Using a driving simulator, researchers J.A. Horne and L.A. Reyner (Sleep Research Laboratory, Human Sciences Department, Loughborough University) determined that “caffeine naps” reduced driving "incidents" and subjective sleepiness. Caffeine in coffee takes up to a half-hour to have an alerting effect, hence a short (less than 15-minute) nap will not be compromised if it is taken immediately after the coffee. There are many conflicting reports regarding the physiologic benefits attributed to napping. Nap-related mental awareness and cardiovascular health are accepted benefits as long as naps don’t exceed three hours per week.
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Gemini June, 2013 By Jim Craig - Gemini (The Twins) May 21 – June 20
emini, it’s rare that you are not in motion and moving toward another unique personal experience along with acquiring additional knowledge. Your inherent curiosity and quest for a diverse array of experiences is enviable. However, it isn’t necessary to constantly ramble on about your quests. Those uniquely quiet Gemini’s tend to thrive on writing and learning foreign languages. You are often misunderstood because of your aloofness and inability to comfortably connect with people that do not have the capacity match wits with you. Your world is multi-dimensional due to your inborn capability to learn, achieve and acquire. The element associated with your sign is air, a necessity for life, and you are exhilarated from breathing it in. A Gemini demands a partner
that can keep pace with them intellectually and physically. Relationships for those born under this sign tend to be perpetually spontaneous, carefree and envied by others. Financially, you tend to be consistently comfortable, but your spending is sometimes out of control and causes you to grudgingly reign in your insatiable appetite for having it all now. Your constant motion occasionally derails your health and demands a break in order to recover. Postponing this necessary rest period can result in a diminished quality of life. Your zodiac stone is aquamarine
representing protection from external negative forces. This stone is linked with water, relaxation and overall calming and clearing of the mind. Gemini, you have an abundance of competences, a nearly inexhaustible supply of energy,
and the innate drive to enduringly explore and learn. This helps explain why your sign is one of the most enviable in the zodiac.
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THE NEW MEXICO CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT CITZEN REVIEW BOARD needs volunteers to provide advocacy and oversight for abused and neglected children in the state’s custody. Volunteers meet one day each month to review several cases. For information, call 866-857-2976 or visit: www. nmcrb.org.
The City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) is recruiting volunteers 55 years of age and older for following opportunities. For volunteer opportunities call 764-1616. Albuquerque Public Schools Truancy Intervention Initiative: Volunteers are needed to perform a variety of clerical support and outreach activities to assist schools and the district in addressing the issue of truancy. Volunteer are asked to commit to a minimum of one hour a week. Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque is in need of volunteers in the kitchen any
day Monday through Friday from 9am-11am and Drivers to deliver meals to the homebound any day Monday through Friday from 10:30 am – 12:30 am. (Use of personal vehicle is required). New Mexico PBS Member Services Needs volunteers to fold and stuff monthly renewals to send to members. Volunteers are needed on the 3rd Thursday of each month for at least 4 hours. Training will be provided. John Marshall Health and Social Services Center is in need of volunteers in the clothing bank Monday through Friday. Volunteer are needed to work at least two hours a week. Ronald McDonald House Family Room Volunteers to greet families and sign them in, maintain laundry room, stock food and drinks and help families with their needs. Volunteers are asked to work one three hour shift per week. • 9:00am – 12:pm • 12:00pm – 3:00pm • 3:00pm – 6:00pm • 6:00pm – 9:00pm Catholic Charities needs volunteers for the following position. Senior Transportation Services Driver (Use of personal vehicle is required); agency gives mileage reimbursement. Volunteers will provide transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping etc. door to door service. • For at least three hours a week • Any day Monday - Friday Albuquerque International Sunport Ambassador Volunteer: The volunteer will assist directing airport travelers and visitors in navigating the Albuquerque International Sunport and provide answers to questions regarding a variety of information. Parking will be provided for the volunteers. This program operates 7 days a week. Please commit to at least one 4-hour shift per week. Please indicate below which shift you would most likely be interested in. Three different shifts to choose from. You can decide what day/days you would like to volunteer. • 6:00 am to 10:00 am Monday - Friday • 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday – Friday • 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday – Friday
Classifieds Albuquerque Reads Program: Volunteer tutors are needed for the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS). The Albuquerque Reads Program is located at four elementary schools. Tutors will play an important role to help kindergarten students get on the early track to success through reading. Volunteer tutors are needed for: • One hour a morning • Once a week • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays New Mexico Veterans Memorial: Volunteers will have the opportunity to greet visitors and introduce them to the museum and are needed: • For at least three hours a month • Tuesdays and Wednesdays Ombudsman Program: Ombudsmen are advocates and problem solvers for residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Please apply if you are looking for a rewarding experience that makes a difference in the lives of the elderly. • Time commitment: 3 hours per week, any day MondayFriday. Volunteer Exercise Instructors are needed for the Department of Senior Affairs Mealsite Program. Prior group fitness leading experience is ideal but not necessary. We will train anyone with a passion for senior health. This is an excellent opportunity to stay fit while helping our senior members achieve and maintain their fitness goals. • Lead exercise classes • Almost every day of the week for an hour Barelas Senior Center Computer Lab Monitor: Volunteers are needed to Troubleshoot computer problems, Facilitate updates. Provide minor technical assistance to users. Hours needed Monday – Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Front Desk office Volunteers: Answer phones and assisting customers that come in to the center. (MondayFriday 9 -12 noon). Volunteers are also needed to set up for special events/dances and to help serve refreshments during various events.
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ABQ-Ride Data Collector Specialist: This is to ensure that ABQ-Ride is in compliance with the ADA guidelines. Volunteer will ride assigned city buses routes anonymously to ensure the automated systems on the buses are working correctly at intersections for ADA compliance. Volunteer must have the ability to climb on and off buses, standing if bus is full, check off pre-filled survey form. Volunteers are needed Monday-Sunday Based on bus routes Time commitment: Volunteer decides. Training will be provided
****** The Desert Willow Gift Shop is staffed by RSVP volunteers and is located in Palo Duro Senior Center, 5221 Palo Duro NE. This is a very unique shop with many unusual gifts made by talented seniors. We have wooden toys, baby items, kitchen articles, leather crafts, and a wide array of jewelry, scarves and various Spanish items. Everything is reasonably priced. Our shop is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for information call 888-8105.
DOWN 1. Burgundy buddy 2. Breathe heavily 3. To be in Paris 4. Part of a Nativity scene 5. Old Greek marketplace 6. Mr. Andrews 7. Perched upon 8. Woven material 9. Carbonated drink 10. Rubber stamp in the accounting department 11. Skin lotion ingredient 12. Butterfly catchers’ needs 14. Assistants 21. Type of school: abbr. 25. WWII Gen. 26. David and others 27. Hi in HI 28. Fast 29. Tasteless 30. Potter’s kiln 31. Unsophisticated 32. Chopper 33. Deneb and Vega 35. Eye shade 38. Hooplas 39. Large wine bottles 41. Shameful grade 42. Mother Teresa’s garb 44. Imaginings 45. Doctors, hopefully 47. Lower 48. Meaty concoction 49. Skagerrak seaport 50. Name for 12 Popes 52. Witty remark 53. Meat inspection agcy. 54. Big __; french fries’ accompaniments 55. Punish 59. Essay
ACROSS 1. Hairy as an __ 4. Feminine title 9. Reach across 13. School subj. 15. Hard stone 16. Blanch 17. On the subject of 18. Forbidden acts 19. Uproar 20. Morse’s brainchild 22. Mid-month date 23. __ bargain 24. Funny guy 26. Vocation 29. Novel supporters 34. Frighten 35. Loud noise 36. Island 37. Cleans linoleum 38. Beverage container 39. Crystallized mineral 40. Fraternity letter 41. Intimidate 42. Coupon user 43. Disappointed 45. Suns and Spurs, slangily 46. Official, familiarly 47. Word with 1st-degree, 2nd-degree or 3rd-degree 48. Bob __ 51. Fish homes 56. Land east of Russia 57. Crown __ Vodka 58. Sweet drink 60. Tenement location, often 61. Down provider 62. Permanent mark 63. Role on “Bonanza” 64. Shadowboxes 65. Catch sight of
Mileage reimbursement is available to RSVP volunteers. RSVP is part of Senior Corps and is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The purpose of RSVP is to recruit senior volunteers into public, government and nonprofit organizations to meet community needs. For this and other volunteer opportunities call 764-1616.
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Calendar Singles Over 60 Albuquerque Singles Over Sixty, (SOS), is a social group for singles 59 years of age or older. This is a great place to make new friends, enjoy a variety of fun activities, and even get some exercise from our fun walks, hikes, and dances. To join this group, visit the SOS website at: http://www.meetup.com/ abqsos/ Once you have joined, you can sign up for any of the events that you like. It's Free!! This group is sponsored by PrimeTime Monthly, for New Mexicans 50+ so there are no fees to pay. Our Calendar for June 2013: Every Monday: 9:00 a.m. Walk and Brunch Second Tuesday: 12:30 p.m. Lunch Second Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. COMMUNITY EVENTS June 4 – August 1 YOGA SCHOOL @ New Heart 601 Lomas NE ABQ NM 87102 ….yoga for growing ageless…. Yoga Classes with Patsy Gaetano SUMMER SEMESTER 2013 June 4-August 1 TUE 10:30-NOON SLOW PACED ACTIVE YOGA 6-7:30 p.m. YOGA CORE THUR 10:30-NOON SLOW PACED ACTIVE YOGA 6-7:30 p.m. RESTORATIVE YOGA SAT 12:30-2 p.m. DEEP RELAXATION-YOGA NIDRA 2:15-3:45 p.m. YOGA BASICS 101 (June 22-July 27) SUN 10 -NOON ACTIVE YOGA & YOGA for HEALTHY WEIGHT 12:30-2 p.m. RESTORATIVE YOGA All classes are mixed level with adaptations offered and encouraged. Please see our website for pricing and more info YOGASCHOOLatNH.com or contact Patsy at 505-2810886, email@example.com June 8 National Get Outdoors Day, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Join a fishing
Play Cards Fourth Tuesday: 1:00 p.m. Play Cards Every Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. Social Dancing Second Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. Movie & Pie Fourth Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. Movie & Pie Third Thursday: 5:30 p.m. A Wonderful Dinner Every Friday: 7:00 p.m. Social Dancing First Friday: 6:30 p.m. Play Cards Third Friday: 1:00 p.m. Play Cards Every Saturday: 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Canasta Every Sunday: 2:30 p.m. Walk First Sunday: 11 a.m. Brunch Second Sunday: 2:00 p.m. New Member Coffee Third Sunday: 12:00 p.m. Brunch (events may be added or cancelled during the month) clinic, try rock climbing, take guided hikes, view wildlife, and learn about camping as part of a national effort to encourage healthy, active lifestyle. Free event. Tingley Beach, 1800 Tingley Drive SW. Call 311; Visit cabq.gov/biopark. June 11 Senior Citizens Law Office Seminar Speaker Series featuresGaelle McConnell, J.D. on the topic of Wills and Probates at the Albuquerque Mennonite Church, 1300 Gerard Blvd., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, on June 11, 2013, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10 per person (cash or check---no credit cards) Since 1983, Senior Citizens’ Law Office (SCLO) has provided free legal services to seniors 60 and over in civil legal matters in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia counties. Call SCLO for an appointment Mon – Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 505-2652300 and for estate planning at reduced fees 505-265-1244 or visit www.sclonm.org June 11 Twilight Tour at the Zoo, 7-9 p.m. Experience the sights and sounds of the Zoo at twilight. Observe interesting animal behavior while taking
a tour of the Zoo led by your personal guide. Limited space. Pre-registration is required. Admission: $10-$15. Call 311; Visit cabq.gov/biopark.
dogs compete in agility. You will see them climb A-frames, rock the teeter, walk the dog walk, jumps, tunnels and weaves. Free event.Visit exponm.com.
June 14,15,16 WHAT : Festival DjudeoEspanyol: Celebrating the Spanish Jewish Presence in New Mexico. Workshops, Food, Art, and more. WHERE: Congregation Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque WHEN: June 14th, 15th, 16th 2013 COST: Admission by donation CONTACT: Hershel Weiss, Festival Coordinator 505- 342.1096 or visit nahalatshalom.org for a complete schedule of events
June 25 Night Walk at the Botanic Gardens, 7:30-9 p.m. Explore the wonders of nightfall as you walk on a guided tour through the Garden in search of nightblooming plants, nocturnal animals and night pollinators. Limited space. Pre-registration is required. Admission: $6$10. Call 311; Visit cabq.gov/ culturalservices/biopark.
June 15 Heights Summerfest, on Wyoming Blvd., north of Paseo Del Norte Blvd., 5-10:30 p.m. Free event. Mayor Richard J. Berry invites you to a blazin’ Summerfest, with live entertainment from several bands including the national headliner, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy - Rattle Them Bones – 20th anniversary tour. Enjoy food and drink specials from local vendors and more. Call 311; Visit cabq.gov. June 18 Bosque Moonlight Hike, 7:309 p.m. Discover the active nightlife of the Bosque on this guided tour. Search the Bosque wetlands for bats, owls, and other nocturnal animals. Tour begins at the Tingley Beach train station. Pre-registration with payment is required. Admission: $5-$10. Call 311; Visit cabq.gov/biopark. June 20 Dinosaur Discoverers Symposium: 100 years of Collecting Dinosaurs in the San Juan Basin, 7-8:30 p.m. Dr. Robert Sullivan presents 100 years of Collecting Dinosaurs in the San Juan Basin: New Mexico Pentaceratops, Parasaurolophus, Tyrannosaurus-Rex. At the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, 1801 Mountain Rd NW. Admission: $4-$8. Call 841-2800; Visit nmnaturalhistory.org. June 21-23 AKC Agility at Indoor Horse Arena, Expo New Mexico State Fair Grounds, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Experienced and beginner
June 28, 30 & July 1 A TREASURE TROVE AWAITS AT CONGREGATION ALBERT SISTERHOOD’S RUMMAGE SALE Always a major event, this year’s sale offers gently-used goods at oh-so-tempting prices. 3800 Louisiana Blvd NE Friday June 28th 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday June 30th 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday July 1st 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday is ½ price & $6.00 bag day No Saturday hours Profits benefit Congregation Albert & their school programs! ART WHAT: “Cartonesdel Torreon: Full-Scale Drawings for the Torreon Fresco at the National Hispanic Cultural Center” Reception and gallery talk with fresco artist Frederico Vigil. WHEN: Sunday, June 16th, 2013, 3:30 p.m.—5 p.m. WHERE: Where: The Gallery at Congregation Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque COST: Free CONTACT: Hershel Weiss, Festival Coordinator 505-3421096 or visit nahalatshalom. org for a complete schedule of events for Festival DjudeoEspanyol MUSIC June 13 Summer Nights concert series: Wagogo at ABQ BioParkBotanic Gardens, 6-9 p.m. Wagogo is an eclectic group with Chicano influences, Northern Mexico folk songs, warm calypso island grooves, and the spirit music of Zimbabwe. Admission: $5$10. Call 311; Visit cabq.gov/ culturalservices/biopark.
Calendar June 13, 14 The Sandra Wong, Dominick Leslie, Ty Burhoe Trio. Performances: June 13, at Main Library, 501 Copper NW, noon; June 14, at Cherry Hills Library, 6901 Barstow NE, noon. The trio performs combination of nyckelharpa/ fiddle, mandolin and tabla/ world percussion, including their own compositions. Visit ampconcerts.com. June 14 Zoo Music Concert Series: Del Castillo, 6-9 p.m. Del Castillo is a Latin rock band based in Austin, Texas. Admission: $3$10. Call 311; Visit cabq.gov/ culturalservices/biopark. June 16 Rio Grande Jazz Society Featured Performer Beiderbeck's Rejects. Sunday, June 16 with Dixieland and Swing Jazz jam sets from 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. One day membership $10; free for performing musicians. Visit www.rgjs.org or call 2943719 for more information. June 16 WHAT: Concert of Sephardic music featuring Cantor Neil Manel Frau-Cortes of Mallorca and The Alavados Band WHEN: Sunday, June 16th, 2013, 5 p.m.—6:30 p.m. WHERE: Congregation Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque COST: Suggested donation of $10 CONTACT: Hershel Weiss, Festival Coordinator 505-3421096 or visit nahalatshalom. org for a complete schedule of events for Festival DjudeoEspanyol June 20 Summer Nights concert series: Eliza Gilkyson at ABQ BioPark-Botanic Gardens, 6-9 p.m. Gilkyson is a Grammynominated, poetically gifted singer-songwriter in folk and Americana music. Admission: $5-$10. Call 311; Visit cabq.gov/ culturalservices/biopark. June 21 Zoo Music concert series: The Dunwells, 6-9 p.m. The Dunwells are a British folk rock band formed in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. Admission: $3-$10. Call 311; Visit cabq.gov/ culturalservices/biopark. June 27 Summer Nights concert series:
Incendio at ABQ BioParkBotanic Gardens, 6-9 p.m. Incendio's music is rooted in flamenco and classical guitar. Admission: $5-$10. Call 311; Visit cabq.gov/culturalservices/ biopark. June 28 Zoo Music concert series: Earl Klugh, 6-9 p.m. Earl Klugh is an American smooth jazz/ crossover jazz/jazz fusion guitarist and composer. Admission: $3-$10. Call 311; Visit cabq.gov/culturalservices/ biopark. MUSEUMS June 20 Western Family Night at The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, 2000 Mountain Road NW, 5-8:30 p.m. Explore the Changing Perceptions of the Western Landscape exhibition through hands-on gallery activities and make a Westerninspired art project of your own. At the Museum’s amphitheater, enjoy the music of the Saltine Ramblers and Syd Masters and the Swing Riders. Learn how to country line dance through lessons provided throughout the evening. Free admission. Call 243-7255; Visit cabq.gov/ museum. THEATRE June 5 Bee Movie (2007) at the KiMo, noon; free admission. Barry B. Benson (voice of Jerry Seinfeld) and New York florist (voice of Renée Zellweger), star in the family film. Call 311. June 5 Albuquerque Film & Media Experience: Blaze You Out (N.M. premiere), at KiMo Theatre, 8 p.m. Lupe, a strong-willed aspiring DJ, and her sister, Alicia, live in the Esperanza Valley, suffering by generations of heroin use. When Alicia witnesses a murder and disappears, Lupe sets out on a dangerous journey. Tickets: $10 at the KiMo, 7683522 or 311. After party follows at Imbibe. June 6 Albuquerque Film & Media Experience: 3 Magic Words, (Documentary, 2011), at KiMo, 3 p.m. 3 Magic Words will feature a Q&A with Michael Perlin, Dolores Cannon and Siddha Yogi Nandi. The 3 Magic Words team will unveil a Declaration of
Consciousness. Tickets: $10 at the KiMo, 768-3522 or 311.
Morten Lauridsen. Tickets: $10 at the KiMo, 768-3522 or 311.
June 6 Albuquerque Film & Media Experience: Road to Peace, at KiMo, 7 p.m. Special event with NawangKechong, the Dalai Lama’s personal Tibetan musician. This documentary reveals his nature and wisdom, and shows how he inspires millions of people. Tickets: $15 at the KiMo, 768-3522 or 311.
June 14 Friday Fright Nights at the KiMo, Psycho (1960), 8 p.m. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, Marion Crane gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. A quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother manages the motel. Tickets: $5-$7 at the KiMo, 7683522 or 311.
June 7 Albuquerque Film & Media Experience: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (Feature, 1969), at KiMo Theatre, 3 p.m. The story of Wild West outlaws Robert LeRoy Parker, known to history as Butch Cassidy (Paul Newman) and his partner Harry Longabaugh, the "Sundance Kid" (Robert Redford) as they migrate to Bolivia while on the run from the law in search of a more successful criminal career. Tickets: $10 at the KiMo, 7683522 or 311. June 8 Performance: Traveling with Angels, at the South Broadway Cultural Center, 7:30 p.m. An original play written and performed by Rene Pena is a personal story of adventure, adversity and divine guidance. Admission: $15. Call 848-1320; Visit cabq.gov/sbcc. June 8 Albuquerque Film & Media Experience: Watershed (producer James Redford will be in attendance), at KiMo, noon. Watershed tells the story of the threats to the once-mighty Colorado River and offers solutions for the future of the American West. Tickets, $10 at the KiMo, 768-3522 or 311. June 8 Albuquerque Film & Media Experience: Justice Denied, World Premiere, (feature documentary), at KiMo, 6:30 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta recently told a press conference that 3,191 sex assault cases were reported in the military last year, but few victims come forward. Tickets: $10 at the KiMo, 768-3522 or 311. Recommended for 18 and over. June 9 Albuquerque Film & Media Experience: Shining Night (Switzerland), at KiMo Theatre, 3 p.m. Q&A to follow with
June 21 Friday Fright Nights at the KiMo: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), 8 p.m. Hitchcock classic. Tickets: $5-7 at the KiMo, 768-3522 or 311. June 22 Cinema at the KiMo: Paths of Glory (1957), Stanley Kubrick Retrospective, 7 p.m. The trenches in WWI is shown as a unit commander in the French army must deal with the mutiny of his men and a gloryseeking general after part of his force falls back under fire in an impossible attack. Tickets: $5-$7 at the KiMo, 768-3522 or 311. June 23 Movie Musicals at the KiMo: On the Town (1949), 2 p.m. Three sailors - Gabey, Chip and Ozzie - let loose on a 24-hour pass in New York. Call the KiMo for ticket prices, 768-3522 or 311. June 26 NM PBS & Film at the KiMo: Love Free or Die (2012), 7 p.m. This film is about a man whose two defining passions the world cannot reconcile: his love for God and for his partner, Mark. Free admission. For more information, contact: lwyckoff@ newmexicopbs.org or 277-2121. June 28 Friday Fright Nights at the KiMo: The Lady Vanishes (1938), 8 p.m. Hitchcock classic. Tickets: $5-$7 at the KiMo, 768-3522 or 311. June 29 Cinema at the KiMo: Spartacus (1960), Stanley Kubrick Retrospective, 7 p.m. In 73 BCE, a Thracian slave leads a revolt at a gladiatorial school run by Lentulus Batiatus. The uprising soon spreads across Italy involving thousand of slaves. Tickets: $5-$7 at the KiMo, 768-3522 or 311.
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ecently I got a call from a lady who was panicking because of her neighbors plans to control clover mites. Apparently the neighbor hired an exterminator to spray his trees with cyfluthrin for the mites. The person who called me is chemically sensitive as is her dog, which is still sick from pesticide exposure a couple of years ago. The neighbor was afraid the clover mites would infest him or his dogs. This is, of course, nonsense. Clover mites (Bryobia praetiosa) do not infest people or animals. They live on the ground and feed on a variety of plants, mostly grasses. They are easily distinguished from other mites by the long length of their first pair of legs. They often enter homes when there is a lot of vegetation next to the house and usually on the south side.
Clover mites are best controlled by removing all vegetation from within about two feed of the house, particularly grass. Make sure all cracks and crevices small enough to admit them are sealed. If they get in the house, just wipe them up with a soapy rag. Clover mites are absolutely harmless. Cyfluthrin, on the other hand, is not. It is a neurotoxin with a similar mode of action as DDT. Acute exposures can cause stinging skin, tremors, convulsions, decreased blood pressure and labored breathing. Cyfluthrin products also contain several inert ingredients that are not disclosed. The industry calls them trade secrets. Some inerts found in cyfluthrin-based pesticides include xylenes, which can cause eye, throat and nose irritation, labored breathing, lung inflammation, nausea, vomiting, mild liver toxicity, impaired shortterm memory and hearing loss in exposed humans. Another inert ingredient is ethylbenzene. It causes throat irritation, eye irritation, damage to liver and kidneys, dizziness, and incoordination in humans. And the last are trimethylbenzenes, which are highly volatile solvents that can cause skin and eye irritation, nervousness, tension, bronchitis, disruptions of the
ability of blood to clot, headaches, fatigue, dizziness and loss of consciousness. Cyfluthrin is also highly toxic to honey bees, which are insects that pollinate much of our food. Which would you prefer to have around your house - clover mites, which are absolutely harmless, or a cyfluthrin pesticide that is potentially very dangerous? We have to get away from using pesticides in and around our homes, our schools, our businesses and our medical facilities. There are no pests in New Mexico, with the possible exception of termites, which require pesticides. Even termites can be controlled in some cases without toxic products. If you have Oriental cockroaches in and around your home, you can control them with Niban Bait, made from boric acid, beer and masking tape. Niban can be placed under your sinks, under and behind appliances, in the water meter outside, in your garage and many other places. You can fill some pie pans with beer and place them outside where roaches are seen. You will have many dead roaches the next morning. You can put masking tape down, sticky side up and you will catch a lot of roaches as they are attracted to the glue. There are many types of bait you
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history The Historic Wool Trade Marc Simmons Dr. Marc Simmons is New Mexico’s best known and most distinguished historian. He has written more than 40 books, several of which won awards including “Albuquerque: A Narrative History.” Comments to him can be posted at ptpubco.com under his columns.
ew Mexico was once mainly sheep country, not cattle land. The sheep trade was one of the few exports New Mexico had in the Spanish Colonial period. A P E M A T H I N R E T E L P C A R E A L A R M O P S P H I S A D D R H O P E A S I A S L U M H O S S
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Surplus animals were driven in huge flocks down the Camino Real to supply meat for mining towns in Chihuahua and Durango. In the 1850s, not long after New Mexico’s annexation by the United States, a profitable market for sheep developed in California after the Gold Rush. Several New Mexican families gained their fortunes by making sheep drives across the deserts to the West Coast. From the mid-19th century onward, the sheep population in the territory grew enormously. By 1880, it reached 4 million. Bernalillo and Valencia counties had the highest densities of sheep, but they were found thickly in all other quarters as well. The Perea and Otero families together owned 500,000 head of sheep in the Rio Abajo, the area below La Bajada. Earlier in the long drives to Chihuahua and then California, the sheep were sold for their mutton. Little demand existed in either place for New Mexico’s coarsegrade Spanish churro wool.
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But in 1854, something happened to open a market for New Mexican wool growers: An American merchant caravan that had gone to Santa Fe loaded with manufactured goods returned to Kansas City carrying heavy sacks of that churro wool. To everyone’s surprise, it brought a modestly good price when sold. Soon, buyers from New York and Boston were arriving in Kansas City to await the incoming wagon trains with their wool sacks. In New England mills and factories, the rough New Mexican wool went into carpets, blankets and other similar heavy products. Manufacturers there purchased all that came on the market. When the railroad reached New Mexico in 1880, ranchers could ship their annual wool clip east by rail. Before long, wool wagons piled high could be seen heading into the rail shipping points up and down the Rio Grande. Albuquerque became a focal point for this commerce. City residents would later recall with pride that the wool caravans
streaming toward the loading platform were sometimes a mile long. Initially, all wool from New Mexico was shipped east “in the grease” - that is, not cleaned. The weight of raw wool might be increased as much as 60 percent by dirt and grease adhering to the fleeces, so considerable money was lost by payment of extra rail-freight costs. The solution to the problem was to build scouring plants locally to clean the wool before loading it on railroad cars. Albuquerque got the first such plant in 1883, and two more were added shortly thereafter. It was in the first part of the 20th century that the eye-catching wool trains drawn by horses, mules, or oxen became obsolete, fading into history. Scarcely anyone today remembers that they were once part of our economic landscape. Soon afterward, the great ranching barons of old began passing from the scene, and their vast sheep operations dissolved.
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