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The good news is fewer people are dying in traffic crashes in Texas and throughout the nation. The bad news is that too many fatalities still occur because drivers and passengers fail to use their safety belts or secure their children. Buckling up not only saves lives, but it also protects motorists against expensive citations. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Texas Department of Public Safety are joining forces with police and sheriffs’ departments across Texas for the 9th annual statewide Click It or Ticket campaign. Law enforcement officers will be working overtime from May 24 to June 6 ticketing anyone who isn’t wearing their safety belt—and for the first time, this also means adult passengers in the back seat. This year Texas has a goal of reaching 93.2 percent safety belt usage.

New laws protect more Texans •As of September 1, 2009, state law now requires everyone in a vehicle to be secured by a safety belt. Yes, that means unbuckled adult passengers in the back seat now can get tickets, too. •The law for buckling up chil-

dren also has changed. Children younger than 8 years old must be in a child safety seat or booster seat unless they are at least 4 feet, 9 inches tall. Beginning June 1, officers will begin ticketing drivers whose small and young passengers are not secured in booster seats as the new law requires. Fines are up to $250, plus court costs.

Good reasons to buckle up in the back •Riders in the back seat who use lap and shoulder belts are 44% more likely to survive in a crash than unre-

strained occupants in passenger cars and 73% more likely to survive in passenger vans and SUVs.1 •Unbelted backseat passengers can become projectiles in a car crash: they can be tossed around inside the vehicle and even can injure or kill those in the front seat.

Give kids a boost •Booster seats help protect children who have outgrown their car safety seats, but are still too small for adult-sized safety belts to fit properly. Boosters help position a safety belt across the strongest part of the body by “boosting” the child up. •Unlike children who ride in booster seats, small children who are restrained only with safety belts are twice as likely to sustain an injury or be killed in a traffic crash.2

•Booster seats have been shown to be particularly effective in side impact crashes, the deadliest crashes for children and those most likely to cause injuries.2 •Children should ride in the back seat: kids are 36 percent less likely to die in a crash ...Continues on page 4


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New Traffic Signals at Zaragoza and Rich Beam El Paso, Texas – The new traffic signals at the intersection of Zaragoza Road and Rich Beam Boulevard will be set to automatic mode, or normal operation, on Thursday, the City of El Paso Street Department announced today. The new traffic signals are currently on flash mode to acquaint motorists and pedestrians with the equipment. The project cost approximately $150,000. Motorists are encouraged to use caution while traveling through the newly signalized intersection. Traffic signal projects are designed to improve vehicular and pedestrian traffic operations in El Paso. Several new traffic signals are scheduled for installation in the coming months. The Street Department is currently installing traffic signals at Zaragoza and Edgemere Boulevard.

Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio for Arizona Governor? By Joe Olvera ©, 2010

As if the nightmare in Arizona wasn’t insidious enough for undocumented immigrants, now comes the even more nightmarish rumor that racist Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio is thinking of running for Governor. Of course, it’s just a rumor, but some people are adamant about fleeing the state before this horrendous thing happens - if it does. “150 people have already left Arizona, and, more are waiting for the right time to leave,” said Mercedes, a woman who has lived in Phoenix for 12 years. She too is thinking of booking from that desert city that has turned its anger at the economy, the political morass, and the mass of undocumented people into a hatred that is hard to dismiss. She refused to state her real name, or that of her husband or children. “Can you imagine what would happen if Arpaio does run for Governor and wins? Poor us! I’m thinking also of packing up my family, my husband and two children, and moving somewhere else,” Mercedes said. “But, really, where can we go? It

seems that other states are thinking of passing the same law and then, where will that leave us? I’m scared, as are many others. To leave here, after so many years, will be traumatic.” Mercedes and her husband, Orlando, think that Arizona will suffer too because it will be difficult to replace the money that they feed into the Phoenix kitty. “The way I see it, with what we pay for rent, groceries, utilities, clothing, and other expenses, the state will lose about $2,000 per month. Now, multiply that by the hundreds and even the thousands of people like us who will leave Arizona, and where will that leave the state?” Apparently, however, those who are responsible for passing the strict law, SB 1070,

which criminalizes undocumented people and will allow police officers and other law enforcement officials to question anyone they stop and whom they think are in the U.S. illegally. These officers will now be able to challenge anyone’s status, check for legalization papers, and, if the person, or persons, is here illegally, they will be deported. Protesters across the nation, however, are demanding that the law be rescinded, or they will fight back through boycotts and other means to stop the racist, anti-immigrant law from being enacted. Already, thousands upon thousands of protesters across the nation are marching in protest, challenging the new law. And, already, overzealous officers are beginning to arrest people for not having papers. “You can see the difference already,” Mercedes said.

“The stores used to be packed with people, many of them illegal, but, now, the stores are empty. You don’t see the same traffic you used to see. I can already imagine the changes that are coming.” Mercedes said that if she and her family leave Arizona, they might go to Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, or some other place where the hatred against undocumented people isn’t so intense. “But, can you imagine? We’ll have to start anew. We’ll lose everything we’ve worked so hard to accumulate, and all because of the racists.” Gregorio, another illegal who has lived in Phoenix more than ten years, said he wouldn’t leave because he has already applied for legal residency. “I have already been approved for temporary residency, and now I must apply for permanent residency,” Gregorio said. “But, even then, if I’m stopped by immigration, will they honor the fact that my temporary residency has already been approved? Will they honor that piece of paper? I don’t know what to do, but, I’ve got to tough it out and, maybe, just maybe, I can continue living here. It’s all in the hands of God.”


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Aging and Disability Resource Center Back in January, I shared with you some meetings that I had scheduled in February with state agency staffers. One of the meetings was with the Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). We primarily discussed some issues that had arisen with the mandatory review that is done on DADS (as well as other agencies) under Texas Sunset Laws. Another issue more relevant to El Paso that we discussed was about a grant application by LULAC Project Amistad to DADS. The application was for monies that would establish and support an Aging and Disability Resource Center in El Paso

County (ADRC). Several counties in eastern parts of Texas already had an ADRC. Previous to the meeting in Austin, I sent a support letter to Xavier Banales, Chief Operating Officer of Amistad, so that he could include that with the application. The letter from my office was one of many from other offices. In both the letter and in the office visit, there were two very important points that I made to DADS. Project Amistad has been operating very successfully in El Paso county for many years. The buses that transport seniors and disabled individuals are very familiar to many of

you. I stated that there was no entity with a better history than LULAC to manage the grant money based on the many years of managing other federal and state grant monies. I also assured the director from DADS that the members of the Board of Directors and administration were of the highest integrity and qualifications. The other point presented was that there was not a single ADRC located along the Rio Grande valley, both upper and lower. Since these communities had the highest concentration of Hispanics, I strongly stated that the time was now for one and that there was no reason why the

grant should not be awarded to El Paso County. On April 29, I received a letter from Mr. Banales informing me that DADS did indeed award the latest grant to El Paso County. Even though my office had a significant role by providing the letter and talking in person with DADS, I recognize that others contributed as well. Primarily, the people at Amistad who submitted the grant application did the job right and they should be commended. An ADRC is a great resource for seniors and the disabled to obtain information and direction about important services. There will be

trained employees who, after listening to the client, can provide information about and assist in choosing services relevant to that individual. For example, the ADRC can connect clients with home care, meals, trans-

portation, legal services, attendant services, housing and many other important benefits. In addition, the staff can even provide follow up assistance to make sure the needs have been met. I have frequently mentioned that the best part of my office is being able to assist people who need help. By being a part of the grant process, we have put in place a very important center that will help hundreds of people in El Paso County as well as the other five counties covered by the district.

Chente Quintanilla State Representative

Click It or Ticket 2010 Continued from page 2 ...when properly restrained in the back.3

TxDOT clicks with teens

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for Texas teens. That’s why in 2010, Texas joined four other states in a stepped-up safety belt enforcement campaign targeting 16- to 20-year-old drivers and passengers. This demonstra-

tion project combines youthoriented paid and earned media for a week-long period four times throughout the year and focuses on Bexar, Dallas, Harris, Hidalgo and Tarrant counties. Since the teen demonstration project began last year, 9.1 percent more teen drivers in the fivecounty targeted area are wearing safety belts. Teen safety belt enforcement will take place from May 17–23.

Safety belts— the safe bet •In 2008, 56 percent of Texans killed in car crashes were not wearing their safety belts.4 •Of the 857,117 Texans involved in crashes where there were no injuries, 94 percent were wearing their safety belt.4 •Two of every three pickup truck drivers killed in traffic crashes were not buckled up.5

We’ve come a long way When the Click It or Ticket campaign began in Texas in 2002, only 76 percent of Texans were using their safety belts. By 2009, Texas had achieved its highest safety

belt rate ever—92.94 percent. The Click It or Ticket initiative has been credited with saving an estimated 2,404 lives and preventing 56,344 injuries over the past eight years. Over the life of the campaign, the use of safety belts has saved the State of Texas and society an estimated $10 billion in wage and productivity losses, medical expenses, vehicle damage, employer costs, taxes, insurance premiums, travel delays and lost quality of life.

Who’s still not buckling? While Texas is well ahead of the national safety belt usage rate of 83 percent6, there are still Texas motorists who have yet to get into the habit of always buckling up: •Passengers are less likely to buckle up than drivers.6

stract/peds.2009-0908v2 •Pickup truck drivers and passengers are less likely to buckle up than motorists in cars.7 •Men use safety belts less often than women.6 •Beaumont, Laredo, Abilene and Midland had the lowest safety belt usage rates recorded in the 2009 TTI survey. 6 1. “Effectiveness of Lap/Shoulder Belts in the Back Outboard Seating Positions,” NHTSA 1999. http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars /rules/regrev/evaluate/808945.html 2.“Effectiveness of Belt Positioning Booster Seats: An Updated Assessment,” The Journal Pediatrics, October 2009 http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/ab-

3.Safe Kids Austin 2009. http://www.goodhealth.com/a rticles/2009/06/17/new_boost er_seat_law_makes_kids_safe r_2 4.TxDOT Crash Records Information System (CRIS) 2008. http://www.dot.state.tx.us/txd ot_library/drivers_vehicles/pu blications/crash_statistics/default.htm 5.“Traffic Safety Facts: Occupant Protection,” NHTSA 2008. http://wwwnrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/cats/listpublications.aspx?Id=A&Sho wBy=DocType 6.Texas Transportation Institute (TTI) Survey of Front Seat Occupant Protection Use in 18 Texas Cities 2009.


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WEATHER 101 What to Expect for the Month of May By: “Doppler” Dave Speelman The Climate Prediction Center has issued the latest forecast for the month of May across the United States. The models are indicating that for May we are likely going to continue our roller coaster type of month when it comes to temperatures.

There will likely be some above normal days and some below normal days. May is typically a fairly warm month as daily high temperatures average around 87 degrees

Note: A=Above Normal B=Below Normal EC=Equal Chance N=Normal May Precipitation Expected “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.

Weather Trivia: Out of all the 100 degree temperatures we receive in a given year, what percentage occurs during the month of May? A. 3.3% B. 8.9%

C. 15% D. 24% Answer: A – 3.3%

The models are leaning toward a little drier than norMay Temperatures Expected mal month across the El Paso area. As you may be well aware, the month of May is the third driest month of they year preceded by April and March. May typically receives .38” of rain per year.


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El Paso was once what Phoenix is today: racist CollEGE AnnounCES nEW DIrECTor of ElECTronIC EnGInEErInG TEChnoloGy & InforMATIon SySTEMS & SECurITy ProGrAMS

April 27, 2010- El Paso, Texas- Western Technical College (WTC) recently announced oscar Perez as the new Program Director for Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) and Information Systems & Security (ISS). Perez has attained both undergraduate and Master’s degrees from New Mexico State University in Electrical Engineering Technology and in Advanced Technology Education. Perez has worked closely with local government agencies, universities, and electronic and computer industry agents including Boeing, Raytheon, the US Army Research Laboratory, White Sands Missile Range, and NASA. He holds the certifications in IPC J STD 001 Certified High Reliability Soldering Trainer, NASA NHB 8739.3 Certified Instructor (Level B), IPC 610 Certified, and ESD 20.20 Certified.

By Joe Olvera ©, 2010 With everything that’s happening in Arizona regarding undocumented immigrants, it reminds me of my days growing up in a barrio in South-Central El Paso – a barrio much like other barrios in the1950s – where the Border Patrol - aka la migra - was a constant thorn on our side. This hatred of undocumented people in Arizona is nothing new because I grew up with la migra chasing our tails at every opportunity. Profiling? There was no such word in those days. Every dark-skinned Hispanic was suspect, no matter that we had been born and raised in El Paso – you know, the USA? In those early days of pure hatred against us, la migra had all the power in the world. They would kick down doors to get at illegals and nobody would complain because, quite frankly, it wouldn’t do any good. When we were kids, and we would see la migra enter our barrio, we instinctively would run like rabbits. But, you see, we also had a rhyme and a reason for doing so. By running away, la migra would give chase. We ran as far and as fast as our little legs could carry us. Meanwhile, back on the farm, those who were really here illegally had a chance to run and hide from the bulldogs who were after them. We stopped running when we felt sure that we had given some people the chance to get away. La migra would curse us vehemently, but, we didn’t care. In those days most if not all Border Patrol agents were Anglo – not a Hispanic to be seen. So, there was no compassion, no understanding, no opportunity to be allowed safe passage. Not that today’s Chicano/Chicana migra is much better, but, we choose to believe that it does, in fact, matter. But, does it really? To my way of thinking, la migra is la migra is la migra, ad nauseum. Also, there was constant harassment, because la migra was everywhere. I’d be walking down Rivera Avenue, for example, and la migra would sidle up to me. “Donde nacio?” one would ask in a heavy accent. “Speak to me in English,” I would de-

mand. They would do so, and, once they were convinced that I was legal, they would let me go. But, no sooner did I walk to the next block, then another migra would be waiting for me to ask me the same question – the same question over and over and over, perhaps five or six times a day. I once suggested in my column that what the BP should do is that once they’ve determined that we were legal, they should pin some sort of cardboard star on our shirt – you know, the way the Nazis would do to Jewish people during the Holocaust? Of course, la migra didn’t like my inference and my editor had to take all the guff from the BP chief at that time because I was, as usual, blasting la migra. One migra guy in Fort Hancock even had the temerity to ask one of my co-workers - in fact, Charlie Edgren - to tell me to stay out of Fort Hancock. I was incensed. I called the guy and asked him if he thought he was Wyatt Earp. “I was just joking, Joe,” la migra guy said. “If you really want me to stay out of Fort Hancock,” I challenged, “Why don’t you come to El Paso and tell me yourself.” Of course, he never did. But, you see, what’s happening in Phoenix and other Arizona cities, already happened in El Paso. We won that battle, because you hardly see migra in El Paso demanding to see your papers anymore. Although, I’m sure there are isolated incidents, it’s nowhere near what it used to be. Oh, they tried. Remember when late-Sheriff Leo Samaniego wanted to do the same thing here? Well, it didn’t work either. See, we know all about profiling – we’ve been there, done that. Those poor folks in Phoenix are feeling the same terror and angst we used to feel whenever we spotted a migra vehicle. But, you know, it’s really those Republicans in Arizona who are causing all the commotion. And, they want for us Hispanics to support their racist party? Fat chance. Sin Fin JoeOlvera2003@yahoo.com


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In Black and White all you're wearing is a black top and a pair of white jeans. Here are some ways to put some excitement into this favorite color combo:

— Go graphic. Some of the funniest ways to update your black-and-white wardrobe is to add bold, graphic prints to your solid pieces. One of my recent purchases was a black-and-white striped sweater vest from Chico's. The cascade hem is a flattering silhouette for everyone (www.chicos.com). And the ultimate graphic statement in black and white? Louis Vuitton's swing cape and matching dress. Wow! (www.louisvuitton.com)

ShAron MoSlEy So you've bought the turquoise tunic, you've wrapped yourself up in a hot pink scarf, but day after day, you still find yourself reaching for those black-and-white classics that are the backbone of many stylish spring and summer wardrobes. Let's face it: getting dressed in black and white is easy. But it doesn't have to be boring, even if

— To the max. Black and white goes a long way this season, especially when you wear it from head to toe. Maxi dresses are one of the newest ways to wear black and white in bold stripes or florals. Find great ones at White House/Black Market stores (www.whitehouseblackmarket.com). A long, solid black "tube top" maxi dress from Old Navy is another one of my favorite picks this season. This is the "patio party" dress of the summer. — Check it out. Remember gingham? It's back again in a big way ... a big black and white way. Think Beverly Hillbillies meets Marilyn Monroe, and check out the newest picnic parade in halter tops and tunics. A great combination with white denim shorts. For work, Ralph Lauren has the perfect duo of cardigan and trousers in black and white houndstooth check. — Skirt it. Easy and breezy, all in black and white. Another idea for

Try a geometric-shaped black-and-white dress this season. Add accessories to create an even more fun outfit. Photo courtesy of Marshalls.

work: Try a black pencil skirt with a white tank and white jacket. Or for the weekend, go with the flow in a long, printed maxi skirt topped off with a black or white tank top and cinched in with a silver studded belt. If you're looking for a budget-conscious way to skirt it this season, log onto www.newport-news.com.

— All dressed up. Got a fancy occasion to go to this spring or summer? Why not wow them in a zebra-print cocktail dress? This black-and-white print is a chic alternative to the little black dress. Michael Kors has one of the sexiest versions of this hot number! (www.michaelkors.com) Zebra also zings in Blumarine's (love that line!) in a great dress and coat combination (Neiman Marcus). One of my favorite "go-to" pieces is a zebra-print trench coat I bought years ago. It never seems to go out of style. — Layer, layer, layer. Now, here's where it gets fun. Since everything lightens up in warmer weather, it's easy to take "sheer" looks and give them some extra style with lightweight knits. Layer a pretty black tank under a white knit cardigan. Or try a white tee under a black tunic top and wear them with your favorite jeans. For a new way to layer, start with

Norma Kamali's black-and-white, oneshoulder tank top — a steal at www.walmart.com for $15!

— Texture counts. Whether it's beaded, embroidered, embellished with lace or covered in feathers, the best black-and-white pieces to mix into your basic wardrobe have details that get noticed. A ruffly scarf can even add some texture to a black-and-white outfit. Don't be afraid to experiment and mix all kinds of textures — think patent leather and lace. — When all else fails, accessorize! Now, this is an easy way to add some newness to your black-and-white wardrobe. Forget sizes ... you can readily find zebra-print handbags (Target has a great hobo satchel) and even flip-flops in black and white that can instantly put you in the fashion news, which is black and white and "red" all over. Sharon Mosley is a former fashion editor of the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock and executive director of the Fashion Editors and Reporters Association. COPYRIGHT 2010 CREATORS.COM


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Energy Express

DEAR ABBY by Abigail Van Buren

SALARY AND BENEFITS ARE PRIME TOPICS FOR INTERVIEW DEAR ABBY: My co-

workers and I would like your opinion on the following question: Is it appropriate to ask about the salary during a job interview? Half of us say, "Yes. When better to ask what the pay will be?" Others say, "No, it's in poor taste." What do you think? -- ALL BETS ARE IN DEAR ALL: Of course the subject of salary should be discussed during a job interview. Usually, when an interview is nearing its end, the interviewer will ask, "Do you have any questions?" If the topics of salary and benefits haven't come up before then, it's perfectly acceptable to inquire about them. ** DEAR ABBY: My husband of more than 20 years decided that the grass was greener on the other side, and now I find myself on the dating scene again. I had breast reduction surgery, thinking I would be with my husband for the rest of my life. Now I don't know how to bring up the subject if I find a man with whom I want to be intimate. I know a man should love me for who I am on the inside, but I can't help but feel that the scars I carry on the outside will make him turn and walk away. Not a day goes by that I don't regret having had the surgery, but there is nothing I can do about that now. When do I tell the guy about my scars? I don't

want this to get in the way of sharing my life with someone. -- SCARRED IN ARIDear ZONA

Abby

DEAR SCARRED: Many women

have had breast reductions -some for aesthetic reasons, but others because nature blessed them with such an overabundance of tissue that it was creating painful back and shoulder problems. The surgery is neither shocking nor particularly unusual. The time to discuss it is when you have gotten to know someone well enough that you can talk frankly with him and explain that you feel self-conscious. No gentleman who cares about you will ever walk away. And any man who does, you are well rid of before investing your heart -- or anything else -- in him. ** DEAR ABBY: My husband, "Rick," and I have been married 20 years. He's a veteran who is completely disabled. We live in a very secluded area. The nearest town is 60 miles away, and I can't be gone long because of Rick's needs. Abby, I'm lonely. My family lives in another state. Rick said years ago that we would move to where my family members are. But now he refuses because he doesn't want to leave his comfort zone. Some days I am more down than others. Our home is on the market, but we won't be going far -- just a bit

closer to the town where Rick's family is. When I bring up the subject of missing my relatives, Rick gets angry so I don't say anything anymore. I long for my family -- and for many other things as well. Could you share your feelings on this, please? -NOWHERE IN MONTANA

DEAR NOWHERE:

Gladly. Because your husband refuses to move to where your family members are, keep your fingers crossed that it won't be too long before you find a buyer for your current home. Do move closer to his family. At least then you won't be so isolated. And once you're closer to his family, THEY can look out for him while you schedule some visits to your family. If you go a couple of times a year, it could make a big difference in your outlook. ** 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. ** For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order "How to Be Popular." Send a businesssized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby -- Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. (Postage is included in the price.) COPYRIGHT 2010 UNIVERSAL UCLICK

Diet and Dementia: use your Brain and Eat Smarter

MArIlynn PrESTon Why am I writing about Alzheimer's for this week's column? Let me think ... A ... B ... C ... D ... ah, yes, diet and dementia. There's new research out that suggests you can significantly lower your risk of Alzheimer's by eating clean, healthy foods, a diet rich in fish, poultry, fruit, nuts, dark leafy greens, and vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli. Is this news? It depends how up-to-date you are in your Healthy Lifestyle studies. These delicious and real foods — low in saturated fat, high in powerful nutrients like vitamin E, folate, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids — are known to be hugely helpful in reducing your risk of all sorts of diseases. Alzheimer's is now being added to the list, thanks in part to a small but important study published in a recent issue of the Archives of Neurology. In case your subscription has run out, I will summarize by saying this: If you want to save your brain, use it to make smart decisions about what you eat, starting today. Diets high in red meat, organ meat and high-fat dairy products appear to raise your risk of Alzheimer's, while making smarter choices, listed above, keeps us healthier and higher functioning as we age. And remember this: We're all aging, all the time. Which reminds me, I'm reading a fascinating book called "The Last of His Mind: A Year in the Shadow of Alzheimer's" (Swallow Press). It's beautifully written by John Thorndike, who moved in with his 91-year-old father Joe Thorndike — founder of American Heritage magazine, writer of three books, a distinguished scholar — to take care of him in the final months of his life.

The father had Alzheimer's, and the son had the will, the compassion, the humor and understanding to stay with him as the disease did its damage to his father's big brain. It wasn't easy — caring for elderly parents with deteriorating minds is one of the great challenges of life, in my mind — but the author finds a way to nurture and accept his father's decline. Five million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's, and many of them wish to remain at home instead of being institutionalized. Joe Thorndike had told his son exactly that in the

"Marilynn, I don't write or email very often, but felt I had to today. I read your column on the neti pot today, and it hit home with me. I am 58 and have had problems with sinuses since I was a baby. I was hooked on Dristan for over 15 years and never went anywhere without a bottle in my pocket. I finally went cold turkey and got off that stuff, but I have always had trouble breathing properly through my nose, especially at night. I went and bought a neti pot today, and came home and used it in both sides of my nose and can breathe with no trouble about 30 minutes later. I am a convert! This is just a thank you for getting out some information that made a huge difference in my life." Thanks, Bill. I forgot to mention you can boost the effect of the neti pot treatment by adding a blend of helpful herbs — zinc, goldenseal, phellodenddron bark and more — to the seasalt and warm water solution. Visit your local health food genius and see what's available.

early days of his decline. John's accounting of caring for his dad is heartbreaking at the same time it is heartwarming, uplifting and instructive. "Sometimes, I wonder what I'm doing here — and then I imagine my father in a nursing home," John Thorndike writes. "Who would sit on his bed at night as he struggled with memory and order? How often would someone take him outside to sit in the sun? When would he have a dinner of ocean scallops and fresh asparagus?" EN/X EMAIL BAG: SAVING LIVES, ONE NOSE AT A TIME Self-care is nothing to sneeze. Check out this email from a guy named Bill from Gainesville, Fla.

ENERGY EXPRESS-O! THE LAST OF HIS MIND "I tell him he's been a great father to me and Al and Joe, and he can go home at any time. He shows no sign that he's heard me, but they say hearing is the last sense to go, so I keep talking to him." — John Thorndike Marilynn Preston — fitness expert, personal trainer 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 2010 ENERGY EXPRESS, LTD.


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Home Zone

MAGGIE REED

Tara in Ireland, where legend tells that the High Kings contemplated the conjoined ringforts of Forradh and Teach Chormac. The overhead view of the ringforts eventually inspired the popular artistic Celtic knotwork pattern found all over the world.

Outfitting a dorm room or student living space can be costly and time-consuming. With DormCo.com, you have a one-stop shop to get all the essentials and accessories a student needs. These temporary quarters are truly a "home away from home," and the more comfortable students feel, the more positive their attitude and the more productive they will be. Most big box retailers focus on dorm product sales for only a few weeks a year. DormCo.com has created a specialty niche that caters to dorm room essentials all year with more than 1,400 items. Every product has been handselected to be useful and necessary for the dorm and student living environment. Products range from twin XL bedding, bathroom accessories, rugs, wall decorations, space savers, organizers and even security items. "I wanted to create a website that made it easy to find everything you need to outfit a dorm room — and make it extremely affordable as well," said Jeff Gawronski, CEO and founder of DormCo.com. "I came up with the idea when my original invention, the Bed Post Shelf, was first rejected by the big box retailers." Mass retailers are focused on making a fast sale on dorm products and then focusing on upcoming holidays, Gawronski said. "Big box stores aren't interested in carrying more than a few basics for back to college. My mission with DormCo.com was to take all the niche items like my Bed Post Shelf and numerous other necessary products and put them into one complete, high selection store specifi-

You can find most anything you need for your dorm or student living space at DormCo.com. Photo courtesy of DormCo.com. cally geared to dorm life essentials," said Gawronski. Everything on the DormCo.com website is offered at near wholesale pricing and shipping is guaranteed at a flat rate of $3 for the entire order. DormCo.com also offers weekly deals where specific dorm accessories are featured at lower than normal prices.

"The strategy of the game, along with the unique way that the game changes in appearance as it is being played, has been its key captivating features for consumers," said Murray Heasman, the game's creator and president of Tailten Games, based in West Cork, Ireland.

eyes. Games include: — Sacred Hill: This is a connection game of linking ringforts together with bridge tiles to create a landscape of Celtic knotwork. — High Kings of Tara: Here the kings are introduced in all their ancient power and do the work of building the ringforts. — Poisoned Chalice: The most advanced version of TARA, there is a battle of spirits between High King Loegaire and St. Patrick. Players pit their wits against the unknown powers of the enemy while trying to complete their ringforts.

TARA offers a choice of playing one of three different strategy games with the same playing board and pieces. Each game gives players a little bit of a history lesson and an artistic creation experience by working with the intricate Celtic knot designs on the tiles.

TARA is designed for ages 8 and up. Retail price is $30.

Prior knowledge of Celtic knotwork is not necessary to play; the genius of the game is that the patterns develop automatically before your

Maggie Reed may be reached at trocar2000@hotmail.com.

For more information, call 888-925-2899 or visit www.dormco.com.

TArA A new game from Tailten Games is steeped in the ancient legends of Ireland's Celtic heritage. TARA is the abstract, strategy game named after the Hill of Get your Irish up with TARA, a game steeped in the ancient legends of Ireland's Celtic heritage. Photo courtesy of Tailten Games.

For more information, visit www.tailtengames.com. The website also offers many other variations, animated demos, strategies and new knot patterns.

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Cancer radiation & Specialty Clinics of El Paso Cancer Radiation and Specialty Clinics of El Paso (CRSC) is a premier multispecialty medical practice which includes diagnostic radiology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, pulmonology and sleep lab services. CRSC diagnostic radiology (formerly known as EPMIT) provides exceptional customer service and the highest quality interpretive services to our patients, referring clinicians and hospital partners. At our center, on-site radiologists review each exam in order to notify the patient and referring clinician of any acute illnesses which require hospitalization or immediate care. We utilize state-ofthe-art picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) to allow us to offer our interpretations in less than 24 hours. We constantly invest in the latest software and hardware to ensure we provide the best service we possibly can.

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FOCUS ON THE FAMILY with Dr. James Dobson

SINGLE MOMS MUST FIND MALE ROLE MODELS FOR THEIR SONS

QUESTION: I am a single mother with a fiveyear-old son. How can I raise him to be a healthy man who has a good masculine image? DR. DOBSON: As I think you recognize from your question, your son has needs that you're not properly equipped to meet. Your best option, then, is to recruit a man who can act as a mentor to him -- one who can serve as a masculine role model. In her book "Mothers and Sons," the late Jean Lush talked about the challenges single mothers face in raising sons. She says the ages four to six are especially important and difficult. I agree. A boy at that age still loves his mother, but he feels the need to separate from her

and gravitate toward a masculine model. If he has a father in the home, he'll usually want to spend more time with his dad apart from his mother and sisters. If his dad is not accessible to him, a substitute must be found. Admittedly, good mentors can be difficult to recruit. Consider your friends, relatives or neighbors who can offer as little as an hour or two a month. In a pinch, a mature high schooler who likes kids could even be "rented" to play ball or go fishing with a boy in need. If you belong to a church, you should be able to find support for your son among the male members of the Christian community. I believe it is our responsibility as Christian men to help sin-

gle mothers with their difficult parenting tasks. Certainly single mothers have many demands on their time and energy, but the effort to find a mentor for their sons might be the most worthwhile contribution they can make. ** Dr. Dobson is founder and Chairman Emeritus of the nonprofit organization Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80995 (www.focusonthefamily.org). Questions and answers are excerpted from "Complete Marriage and Family Home Reference Guide" and "Bringing Up Boys," both published by Tyndale House. COPYRIGHT 2010 JAMES DOBSON INC.


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ax, Dear J n’t insects o d y h ie W iders d and sp ey fall from th when g onto a a ceilin floor? oos John S , Virginia a ri d n a Alex

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Beakman or Jax 1130 Walnut Street Kansas City, MO 64106 Questions, name & address

Dear John, Lots of stuff is happening with bugs, spiders and ceilings. Most spiders and insects have feet with tiny claws and sticky pads. Insects have 6 legs. Spiders have 8. All those hooky feet mean they don’t fall that often. When they do fall, they’ve both got something you and I do not have: A skeleton on the outside. It’s like armor. And spiders have another trick, stretchy silk trailing behind their rear ends. Spiders can, and do, hang from those silks squirting out their butts.

Use one of your hands to feel your other hand, wrist, arm. Squeeze hard enough to feel what’s going on inside your skin. When you get to your lower arm, you’ll be able to feel muscles. Muscles work by shrinking their length and that moves our bones around the

place. Even ripped, buff people have muscles softer than their bones. Of course, like bugs, we do have some gooey parts inside us that are protected by bones, like your ribs and, of course, your skull — the bones that protect your brain.

Insects, like our beetle here, have a hard shell on the outsides of their body parts, and wrapped around their legs. They do not have a hard framework inside their moving parts the way you and I do. They have an inside-out skeleton – hard on the outside and gooey inside.

There is, of course, a long, fancy name for this. It is called exoskeletal (X-o-SKEL-a-tuhl). “Exo” is an ancient Greek word that means outside, which makes being exoskeletal all about having your skeleton on the outside.

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'Monster Hunter Tri' is Not Endorsed by PETA Hunter Tri," as sketchy collision detection and a confusing inventory system plague the journey, but that doesn't stop it from emerging as one of the best games the Wii has to offer.

rEVIEW SCorInG SySTEM 5 stars = Must Have 4 stars = Very Good 3 stars = Above Average

Jeb Haught DEVELOPER: Capcom PUBLISHER: Capcom SYSTEM: Nintendo Wii PRICE: $59.99 (includes Classic Controller Pro) ESRB RATING: Teen REVIEW RATING: 4 stars (out of 5) For years, promising huntsman have donned their virtual armor, sharpened their mighty cyber-blade and ventured out into the wild to slay enormous creatures while playing "Monster Hunter." Unfortunately, these brave warriors have been limited by the outdated power of the PS2 and PSP, until now. With "Monster Hunter Tri," players can look forward to a great looking action RPG with expansive environments, awesome weapons and great online play. Continuous earthquakes threaten Moga village, so the Village Chief tasks the mighty hunter with investigating the threat. This adventure starts out slowly with players acquiring their basic armor and weapons and then setting out to slay small creatures. As quests are completed, players can use quest items to help repair Moga village, which in turn raises the villagers' spirits. Eventually, players gain access to weaponry that is more fearsome than most of the monsters they encounter! Speaking of which, many

fearsome monsters tower above the strong hunter, but they seem less intimidating when his weapon is larger than his entire body. Finding or creating giant weapons and awesome armor from slain enemies is one of the major draws of this title. I especially enjoy how differently each

weapon handles, meaning the massive Switch Axe performs very differently than the Long Sword and Bow Gun. It has taken a few years, but the Wii finally has an excellent online title. Yes, solo hunters can form two- to fourplayer teams and hunt big

game together! Players can use their existing hunter and tackle specific quests with others online, and this mode even supports voice chat. Thankfully, there are no annoying friend codes to be found. All is not perfect in "Monster

2 stars = Bargain Bin 1 star = Don't Bother RATINGS KEY Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) E: (Everyone) E10-plus: (Everyone 10 and older) T: Teen (13 and older) M: Mature (17 and older) COPYRIGHT 2010 CREATORS.COM.


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George Varga INDIO — Woodstock was never like this. The 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival offered a sunbaked extravaganza of music at a palm tree-lined event that is a model of pinpoint planning, well-oiled execution and state-of-the-art technology. For a post-MTV generation of hipsters and music geeks that downloads most of its songs and lives in a nearly all-digital world of constant information overload, this three-day festival of alternative-rock, electronica and hip-hop provides a welcome opportunity to come together with like-minded young music fans whose lives are inextricably connected to the Internet. And like the muddy, raindrenched Woodstock audience 41 years ago, many at Coachella crave a greater sense of community and real-time experience. "I think when people go to festivals now, like Coachella or Glastonbury (in England), they are looking for spiritual escape," said Matt Lamkin, 26, whose band The Soft Pack delivered a rousing, April 18 performance in Coachella's enormous Mojave Tent. At Coachella, which took place April 16-18, there was a lot of room to escape in.

At day two of the three-day Coachella +alley Music Arts Festival, Alex Ebert of the band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic .eros sings into the mass of outstretched hands below. Photo courtesy of Sean Haffey.

Held on two outdoor and three tented stages, the festival site covers 400 grassy acres of the Empire Polo Field, which also boasted eye-popping public art installations, dozens of food and drink vendors, and an enormous laser-light show that could be seen miles away at night. Other options included air-conditioned VIP bars, enormous LED screens for close-ups of the top performers, an air-conditioned tent equipped with PlayStation consoles, and an on-site CD and vinyl record store that held daily autograph-signing sessions by dozens of Coachella Continues on page 17


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CINEMARK CIELO VISTA Gateway West Blvd/Cielo Vista Mall Schedule good for 5/07 BABIES*- CinéArts (PG)10:00am 1:00pm 4:00pm 7:00pm 10:00pm A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET REMAKE *(R) 10:25am 11:25am 1:25pm 2:25pm 4:25pm 5:25pm 7:25pm 8:25pm 10:25pm A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET REMAKE* - CON SUBTITULOS EN ESPANOL (R)12:25pm 3:25pm 6:25pm 9:25pm CITY ISLAND*- CinéArts (PG-13)10:45am 1:45pm 4:45pm 7:45pm 10:45pm DEATH AT A FUNERAL (R) 10:50am 1:50pm 4:50pm 7:50pm 10:50pm DIARY OF A WIMPY KID (PG)10:10am 1:10pm 4:10pm

FURRY VENGEANCE*(PG)10:30am 1:30pm 4:30pm 7:30pm 10:30pm HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON - 2D (PG)10:15am 1:15pm 4:15pm HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON - REAL D 3D (PG)10:20am 11:50am 1:20pm 2:50pm 4:20pm 5:50pm 7:20pm 8:50pm 10:20pm KICK-ASS(R) 10:35am 1:35pm 4:35pm 7:35pm 10:35pm OCEANS (G)10:05am 1:05pm 4:05pm 7:05pm 10:05pm THE LAST SONG (PG)7:10pm 10:10pm THE LOSERS (PG-13)10:40am 1:40pm 4:40pm 7:40pm 10:40pm THE RUNAWAYS (R) 7:15pm 10:15pm

*NO PASSES-NO SUPERSAVERS

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West side of El Paso at Mesa & I-10 Schedule good for Friday May 7th Iron Man 2 *(PG-13) 10:00am 10:30am 12:00pm 12:50pm 1:20pm 2:50pm 3:40pm 4:10pm 5:40pm 6:30pm 7:00pm 8:30pm 9:20pm 9:50pm 11:20pm Iron Man 2* - DIGITAL (PG-13)11:00am 1:50pm 4:40pm 7:30pm 10:20pm A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET REMAKE*(R) 10:05am 11:30am 12:30pm 1:55pm 2:55pm 4:20pm 5:20pm 6:45pm 7:45pm 9:10pm 10:10pm 11:35pm CLASH OF THE TITANS - REAL D 3D (PG-13)6:55pm 9:30pm DATE NIGHT (PG-13)10:35am 1:00pm 3:05pm 5:15pm 7:35pm 9:30pm DEATH AT A FUNERAL (R) 9:55am 12:20pm 2:35pm 4:55pm 7:15pm 9:35pm

FURRY VENGEANCE*(PG)9:45am 12:05pm 2:25pm 4:45pm 7:05pm 9:25pm HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON - 2D (PG)10:25am 12:55pm 3:20pm 5:45pm 8:10pm HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON - REAL D 3D (PG)9:30am 11:55am 2:20pm 4:50pm KICK-ASS (R) 10:30pm OCEANS (G)10:10am 12:10pm 2:30pm 5:00pm 7:20pm 9:40pm THE BACK-UP PLAN (PG-13)11:45am 2:15pm 4:35pm 7:10pm 9:45pm THE LOSERS (PG-13) 9:50am 12:15pm 2:40pm 5:05pm 7:25pm 9:55pm

Tinseltown Las Palmas i-10 @ Zaragosa Schedule good for Friday May 7 & Saturday May 8 *A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET REMAKE DIGITAL (R) 12:30pm 5:50pm 11:00pm *A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET REMAKE (R) 10:30am 11:45am 1:35pm 2:20pm 4:05pm 4:55pm 6:35pm 7:25pm 9:05pm 9:55pm 11:35pm BACK-UP PLAN, THE (PG-13) 9:25am 11:00am 12:00pm 1:40pm 2:30pm 4:20pm 5:30pm 7:05pm 8:40pm 9:40pm 11:10pm *CLASH OF THE TITANS (3D) (PG13) 9:30am 3:10pm 8:20pm CLASH OF THE TITANS (2D) (PG-13) 11:20am 2:05pm 4:40pm 7:20pm 10:10pm DATE NIGHT (PG-13) 9:35am 11:55am 2:55pm 5:10pm 7:25pm 10:00pm DEATH AT A FUNERAL (R) 10:10am 12:35pm 3:00pm 5:25pm 7:55pm 10:15pm *FURRY VENGEANCE (PG) 11:10am

2:05pm 4:25pm 6:50pm 9:30pm HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (2D) (PG) 9:20am 12:20pm 3:00pm 5:25pm 8:35pm 11:20pm HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON (3D) (PG) 11:15am 2:00pm 4:35pm 7:00pm 9:30pm *Iron Man 2 (PG-13) 10:00am 10:15am 11:10am 11:45am 12:15pm 1:05pm 1:15pm 2:15pm 2:45pm 3:15pm 4:00pm 4:15pm 5:15pm 5:40pm 6:15pm 6:55pm 7:15pm 8:15pm 8:45pm 9:15pm 9:50pm 10:20pm 11:15pm 11:45pm 12:15am *Iron Man 2 (XD) (PG-13) 10:45am 1:45pm 4:40pm 7:45pm 10:35pm KICK-ASS (R) 10:35am 1:30pm 4:35pm 7:35pm 10:30pm LOSERS, THE (PG-13) 9:25am 11:50am 2:25pm 5:00pm 7:35pm 10:00pm OCEANS (G)12:15pm 3:05pm 5:45pm 8:00pm 10:15pm

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Premiere Cinemas

6101 Gateway West S.15 Schedule good for 05-07-10

*ALICE IN WONDERLAND (3D) DIGITAL (PG)11:00a 1:55p 4:45p 7:35p 10:15p *BOUNTY HUNTER- DIGITAL (PG-13) 11:00a 1:45p 4:30p 7:30p 10:20p *CLASH OF THE TITANS (3D) DIGITAL (PG-13)10:00a 12:45p 3:55p 6:45p 9:30p *IRON MAN 2- DIGITAL (PG-13)(12:05a Sold Out) 10:05a 10:30a 11:00a 11:30a 12:05p 1:20p 1:50p 2:20p 2:50p 3:20p 4:40p 5:10p 5:40p 6:10p 7:00p 8:00p 8:30p 9:00p 9:30p 10:20p 11:10p *THE BACK-UP PLAN- DIGITAL (PG-13) 10:15a 11:15a 1:20p 2:20p 4:20p 6:05p 7:10p 8:50p 9:50p ALICE IN WONDERLAND (2D) DIGITAL (PG)10:05a 12:55p 4:05p 6:50p

9:45p CLASH OF THE TITANS SUBTITULADA- 35MM (PG-13) 11:25a 2:45p 6:10p 9:05p DATE NIGHT- DIGITAL (PG-13) 10:00a 11:00a 12:30p 1:30p 3:00p 4:15p 5:30p 6:35p 8:00p 9:15p 10:20p HOT TUB TIME MACHINE-DIGITAL (R) 10:50a 1:40p 4:35p 7:15p 10:05p LETTERS TO GOD- DIGITAL (PG) 10:25a 1:20p 4:10p 7:00p 9:50p OUR FAMILY WEDDING DIGITAL (PG13)11:00a 1:45p 4:40p 7:40p 10:20p WHY DID I GET MARRIED TOO? DIGITAL (PG-13)10:00a 1:00p 4:00p 6:55p 10:05p * -- denotes Pass Restricted features

EAST POINTE MOVIES 12 I-10 & Lee Trevino Schedule good for 05/07 - 05/13/10 AVATAR 2-D (PG-13)12:00 | 3:05 | 6:10 | 9:20 BROOKLYN'S FINEST (R)12:25 | 3:15 | 7:05 | 9:45 COP OUT (R)12:35 | 3:10 | 5:20 | 7:40 | 9:55 GREEN ZONE (R)4:55 | 9:35 OUR FAMILY WEDDING (PG-13)12:45 | 2:35 | 4:30 | 6:50 | 9:00 PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF (PG) 12:15 | 2:40 | 5:05 | 7:30 | 10:00 REMEMBER ME (PG-13) 12:20 | 2:35 | 7:25 SHE'S OUT OF MY LEAGUE (R)

12:40 | 2:50 | 7:20 THE BOOK OF ELI (R) 12:30 | 2:55 | 5:15 | 7:35 | 9:50 THE CRAZIES (R)12:10 | 2:20 | 4:25 | 7:10 | 9:15 THE SPY NEXT DOOR (PG)12:55 | 2:45 | 4:45 | 6:40 | 9:05 THE WOLFMAN (R) 5:10 | 9:30 TOOTH FAIRY (PG) 12:50 | 3:00 | 5:00 | 7:00 | 9:10 VALENTINE'S DAY (PG-13)12:05 | 2:30 | 4:50 | 7:15 | 9:40

Now Showing BABIES

The adventure of a lifetime begins… Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmès, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, Babies simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction: Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia; Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani; Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan; and Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, in San Francisco.

Iron Man 2 05/07/10 In "Iron Man 2," the world is aware that billionaire inventor Tony Stark is the armored Super Hero Iron Man. Under pressure from the government, the press and the public to share his technology with the military, Tony is unwilling to divulge the secrets behind the Iron Man armor because he fears the information will slip into the wrong hands. With Pepper Potts and James "Rhodey" Rhodes at his side, Tony forges new alliances and confronts powerful new forces. Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Sam Rockwell, Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jon Favreau, Kate Mara, Leslie Bibb

The Backup Plan 04/23/10 Rated PG-13 for sexual content including references, some crude material and language After years of dating, Zoe has decided waiting for the right one is taking too long. Determined to become a mother, she commits to a plan, makes an appointment and decides to go it alone. That same day, Zoe meets Stan - a man with real possibilities. Trying to nurture a budding relationship and hiding the early signs of pregnancy becomes a comedy of errors for Zoe and creates confusing signals for Stan. When Zoe nervously reveals the reason for her unpredictable behavior, Stan commits fully and says he's in. But with the nine month clock ticking, both begin to experience cold feet. Anyone can fall in love, get married and have a baby but doing it backwards in hyper-drive could be proof positive that they were made for each other. Starring: Jennifer Lopez,Alex O'Loughlin,Eric Christian Olsen,Noureen DeWulf,Donal Logue,Melissa McCarthy,Harold Gould,Jennifer Elise Cox,Linda Lavin,Michaela Watkins

Re-defining the nonfiction art form, Babies joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all. A Focus Features presentation of a Chez Wam/StudioCanal coproduction with the participation of Canal +. Babies. Executive Producers, TBC Productions, Chez Wam. Original Idea, Alain Chabat. Adapted by Thomas Balmès. Edited by Craig McKay, A.C.E., Reynald Bertrand. Produced by Alain Chabat, Amandine Billot, Christine Rouxel. Music by Bruno Coulais. Directed by Thomas Balmès.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 04/30/10 A group of suburban teenagers share one common bond: they are all being stalked by Freddy Krueger, a horribly disfigured killer who hunts them in their dreams. As long as they stay awake, they can protect one another, but when they sleep, there is no escape. Starring: Jackie Earle Haley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, Rooney Mara, Thomas Dekker, Kellan Lutz, Clancy Brown, Connie Brit ton, Lia D. Mortensen

Coming Soon Robin Hood 05/14/10 "Robin Hood" chronicles the life of an expert archer, previously interested only in selfpreservation, from his service in King Richard's army against the French. Upon Richard's death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from the corruption of a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation, where he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion, a woman skeptical of the identity and motivations of this crusader from the forest. Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and salvage the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct injustices under the sheriff. With their country weakened from decades of war, embattled from the ineffective rule of the new king and vulnerable to insurgencies from within and threats from afar, Robin and his men heed a call to ever greater adventure. This unlikeliest of heroes and his allies set off to protect their country from slipping into bloody civil war and return glory to England once more. Rated PG-13 for violence including intense sequences of warfare, and some sexual content Starring: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Mark Strong, Mark Addy, Oscar Isaac, Danny Huston, Eileen Atkins, Max von Sydow


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Woodstock... Continued from page 15 ...performers. Add in a high celebrity quotient — this year's festival attracted such celebs as actor Danny DeVito, alt-rock icon Beck and the ubiquitous Paris Hilton — and you get an event that has become an annual Woodstock for Generation Text. "I feel like the majority of young people who go to festivals are hoping they'll get to be part of something special, part of that Woodstock experience," said Ray Suen, 24, who performed at Coachella last year with The Killers. "But that will never happen again. Festivals today are too corporate and too organized." Among the acts on this year's Coachella lineup was Woodstock veteran Sly Stone, whose twice-postponed Sunday night performance qualifies as perhaps the biggest musical train wreck in the festival's history. The hard-rocking group Them Crooked Vultures, which co-headlined on Friday, features John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin (which turned down an offer to play the Woodstock festival in 1969). But that's essentially where the similarities end between Woodstock and the uberhigh-tech, computer-driven Coachella, which drew a record, sellout crowd of approximately 75,000 for each of its three days (only three-

day passes were sold at a cost of $269 per pass). Friday's headliner, hip-hop king Jay-Z, was born in 1969, the same year Woodstock was held. He was joined on stage by his wife, Beyonce, for a rousing version of their mega-hit, "Crazy in Love." The power couple spent the next day at the festival, checking out such young buzz bands as Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes and happily complying with fans' requests to pose for photos. "People in their 50s and 60s may prefer to go to a concert in an air-conditioned arena, but Coachella is an extremely important event for their children and grandchildren," said Gary Bongiovanni, 59, the publisher of Pollstar, the concert industry's leading weekly publication.

"Coachella features the best and most hip music from a wide array of contemporary genres, the young 'buzz' acts — which this year include The Gossip, The xx and Florence & The Machine. And Coachella has really taken

advantage of technology and the explosion of social networking and mobile devices." Indeed, the festival is now wired in ways that would have been unthinkable only a few years ago in the PiP (or Pre-iPhone) era. And The Gossip, led by volcanicvoiced singer Beth Ditto, turned in one of the weekend's most exciting performances. She was matched by Florence & The Machine's lead singer, Florence Welch, who seems destined to equal her European stardom in this country, and by Radiohead front man Thom Yorke, who turned in a mesmerizing set with his offshoot band, Atoms For Peace, which features Red Hot Chili Peppers veteran Flea on bass. As for the social networking and mobile devices alluded to by Pollstar's Bongiovanni,

for the second year in a row, Coachella offered a variety of free iPhone applications that fans could download to make their festival experience as smooth and interactive as possible. Continues on page 18

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Calendar of upcoming events for El Paso/ Southern New Mexico are from April 30th thru May 6th. 2010 If you want your upcoming event listed in SPOTLIGHT’S Out & About section, please send all your relevant data by e-mail to: editorial@spotlightepnews.com

NORTHEAST/ CENTRAL

EPCC Musical Extravaganza — The El

Paso Community College Music Department presents its spring performance 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, at the Transmountain Campus Forum, 9570 Gateway North, featuring the El Paso Civic Orchestra directed by Lucy Scarbrough, EPCC Chorus directed by George Wheeler and newly-formed EPCC Mariachi directed by Anji Morgan-Thornton. Admission is free. Information: 831-2454

or epcc.edu.

Bridges for Wounded Warriors run — The 2nd annual benefit non-competitive 5K run and 1-mile fun walk is Saturday, May 8, at Mitchell W. Stout Track on Fort Bliss. Run begins at 8:30 a.m. and walk at 8:45 a.m. for both kids and adults. First 6,000 entrants receive t-shirt, plus raffle prize opportunities. Registration: $25. Information: 549-4404 or infor@bridgesforwarriors.org.

El Paso Diablos Baseball — The American Association minor league team opens its 2010 season with a “Heroes of the Mound Red White and Blue Tour” exhibition game at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Cohen Stadium in Northeast El Paso. Heroes of the Diamond are called the “Globetrotters” of baseball. The exhibition game also fea-

Woodstock...

"Being able to instantly communicate with our Facebook and Twitters followers is a huge advantage," said Dani Lindstrom, the online marketing manager for Goldenvoice, the Los Angeles company that produces Coachella. "If you (didn't) go to the festival, you could read about it on our message board and upload pictures of it from our iPhone app. Plus, this year we introduced apps for

Club 101 — 1148 Airway. Advance tickets for most events available at Club 101, All That Music, Psycha and online at ticketbully.com, unless otherwise listed. All listed events are all ages shows. Information: 544-2101 or club101.com. Bleeding Through’s “Spring

$40. Information: jazzelpaso.org.

Zavala anniversary — Zavala Elementary School, 51 N. Hammett, will celebrate its 85th anniversary with a variety of activities Friday, May 7. An alumni breakfast is 7:30 a.m. followed by a parade at 8:15 a.m. and anniversary commemoration program at 9 a.m. in the cafeteria. Information: 496-8160.

LOWER VALLEY

‘Gotta Tango!’ — Shundo Dance Studio presents the stage show highlighting the passion and fire of the

Friday May 7, in the Chamizal National Memorial Theatre. The production will showcase a variety of dance styles. Admission is free. Information: 834-2460.

‘Tangos in America’ — Dr. Oscar Macchioni will host a recital including solo piano repertory as well as selections from his recent CD “Mostly Tangos: Piano Music from The Americas” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 9, at Grace United Methodist Church’s Sanctuary, 400 N. Carolina, as part of the 2nd Sundays at Grace series. Admission is free, but $1-$5 donations accepted. Information: 3071970 or oscarmacchioni.net.

Breakdown Tour” —

Continued from page 17 Performance schedules, friend finders, photo uploads and interactive maps that enable attendees to "mark" their parking space and camping site locations — you name it, Coachella had it.

Coachella has 30,000 followers on Twitter, 80,000 on Facebook and more who participate on the festival's online message boards, in real time, as the event is happening. The festival website (coachella.com) got 2 million hits in December and 9 million in January, the month this year's lineup of performers was announced. There have been more than 5 million hits each month since.

tures carnival games, military exhibits and more. Admission is $2 (free for military). Information: 755-2000 or diablos.com.

6 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, with Born of Osiris, Sleeping Giant, Oceano and Legend & Upon A Burning Body. Tickets: $16 in advance; $18 day of show.

Jazz on the rocks — The monthly live jazz music series is 8 p.m. the second Thursday of every month May through October, at

Droids (short for Android, Google's version of the iPhone), so we have more ways to reach people in real time." That is an advantage to many fans, who want to be able to access accurate information immediately and share their own experiences. Then again, relying on technology to plan or heighten your festivalgoing experience can sometimes backfire, as Chris Marcellino discovered. His father is Jocko Marcellino, who performed at Woodstock in 1969 with Sha Na Na and still leads the band today.

Tango at 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday, May 9, at Chamizal National Memorial. Admission: $12 and $15. Information: 5322043 or shundodance.com.

A Coachella veteran who works for Apple computers on its iPhone software, Chris Marcellino last summer attended the weekendlong Outside Lands in San Francisco. The festival is produced by AEG Live, the same company that puts on the Coachella festival through its subsidiary company, Goldenvoice. "I went with all these friends of mine, who also work at Apple, and we all had our iPhones so that we could text or e-mail our friends and meet up with them," Marcellino, 25, said. "But none of us could get a signal." COPYRIGHT 2010 CREATORS.COM

Coronado Spring Dance recital — Coronado High School dance company presents their annual spring production at 7:30 p.m.

McKelligon Canyon. The May 13 concert features Billy Townes and Modern Sessions and vocalist Tony Mac. Seating open three hours prior to showtime. Tickets: $9 in advance; $10 day of show, plus service charge. (Ticketmaster). Season ticket packages:

EASTSIDE

Jazzy Dinner Concert — The Candice Reyes Quintet performs a tribute to the “Divas” 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino’s Signature Room. Tickets must be purchased by May 4. Admission: $30 (cash only); $240 table for 8. Includes buffet dinner and concert. Cash bar available. Advance tickets at All That Music, 1506 Lee Trevino and Capshaw Olivas Music Stores, 1320 N. Zaragoza or 125 Thunderbird. Information/reservations: 471-0849.

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Hall, featuring chorus members of El Paso Opera’s “la

fiesta fronteriza Maya Home Entertainment Vale Todo / Anything Goes is the personal story of two men on separate downward spirals whose lives interact, triggering a bond between them that transforms both their lives. Andres (Uriel Arce) is a depressed LA sports agent who goes back to his homeland of Ecuador t piece his life back together. Vicente (Carlos Valencia), a day laborer in Ecuador who’s seen some of life’s harsher times, crosses paths with Andres one night after Vincent saves his life during a robbery. Witnessing Vicente’s skills as a fighter, Andres has him train with legendary Royce Gracie in mixed martial arts preparation for the ultimate fighting championship in Las Vegas. Directed by Roberto Estrella Froment, VALE TODO / ANYTHING GOES stars Ariel Acre, Carlos Valencia, Royce Gracie (MMA Champion), Fernando Solace di Pierre, Hector Garson, Andres Garson and Veronica Suarez. DVD Specs: Genre: Action Duration: 90 min. Studio: Maya Home Entertainment (DVD) Country: Ecuador Directed by: Roberto Estrella Froment Cast: Ariel Acre, Carlos Valencia, Royce Gracie (MMA Champion), Fernando Solace di Pierre, Hector Garson, Andres Garson and Veronica Suarez. Format: Standard DVD. Spanish with English subtitles. Price: $19.98 (SRP) www.anythingoes.com

Maya Home Entertainment 5/4/10 Tired of living with his mother and her boyfriend, highstrung and responsible guy (Rafael Sardina) decides to buy an apartment with his less mature friends (Ramon Rodriguez and Steven Leon). But what seems to be the perfect apartment in Harlem turns out to be just the opposite. The place is turned into a hostel to help pay for rent, an eccentric cast of characters bring with them nothing but disaster and chaos. In this comedy about growing up, three mid-20 bachelors are faced with naive tourists, fugitives, and illegal parties as they struggle to get things under control. Directed by Nestor Miranda, HARLEM HOSTEL stars Ramon Rodriguez (Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen), Rafael Sardina (The Brave One, War of the Worlds), Steven Leon (Platanos & Collard Greens), Julissa Bermúdez (BET’s 106 & Park ) and reggaeton performer Juan “Aro” Sanchez. DVD Specs: Genre: Comedy Duration: 1 h. 21 min. Studio: Maya Home Entertainment (DVD) Directed by: Nestor Mirand Cast: Ramón Rodríguez, Rafael Sardina, Steven Leon, Julissa Bermúdez and Juan “Aro” Sánchez. Format: Standard DVD. English with Spanish subtitles. Price: $24.98 (SRP)

“Remembering Our Roots, Building Our Future” 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, at EPCC’s Administrative Service Building, 9050 Viscount. The event celebrates the legacy of civil rights struggle in the Paso Del Norte Region and honors individuals who protect and defend human rights today. Admission: $45 (cost goes up May 1). Information: 532-3799, ext. 11 or texascivilrightsproject.org

letter Carriers' food Drive - The 20th annual food drive is Saturday, May 8, sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers, the U.S. Postal Serv-

Vie de Boheme” and “Porgy and Bess.” This presentation, conceptualized by senior performance major Joseph Quintana, explores the antics of an opera cast at its cast party after a performance. Tickets: $12 ($8 seniors, military, nonUTEP students; $5 children and UTEP faculty, staff and students). Information: 7477815.

Mariachis for Mom’ — Maestro Phillip G Garcia and EPYSO presents an afternoon of mariachi music in the 3rd annual celebration of Mother’s Day 2 to 5 p.m. Sat-

ice, the United Way of El Paso County and other organizations on behalf of the Paso Del Norte Food Bank. To participate, individuals can leave non-perishable food items in a bag near their mailbox; items also can be donated at local post offices. Information: 533-2434 or 593-1396.

WESTSIDE/ DOWNTOWN

‘Cast Party’ — UTEP’s Music Theatre Company presents an evening of scenes from opera and musical theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7-8, in the Fox Fine Arts Recital

Alfresco! fridays — The free outdoor concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 10 at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso

Society’s first benefit gala is 6 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at Grace Gardens, 6709 Westside Dr., featuring a casual evening of denim and diamonds with live music by Fungi Mungle, dinner, midway games, and a silent and live auction. Cost: $100 ($1,000 table; $1,500 VIP table). Information: 544-4427 or christina.aragon@cancer.org.

Exito (Tejano) God-Des & She — The pop/soul/hip-hop act best known from “The L Word” perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at Lips Lounge, 510 Stanton. Admission: $5 (ages 18 and older welcome). Information: 881-4912 or ticketbully.com.

hal Marcus Studio and Gallery — 800 N. Mesa, second floor (at Yandell). Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Information: 533-9090 or halmarcus.com. Showing May 13-July 16: 2 Man Show featuring “Small Art” by Willibald de Cabrera and “Experimental Stories” by Rudy Vasquez.

American Music recital — The Brothers of

urday, May 8, in the Plaza Theatre. Headliners are Mariachi Son de Mexico and Ballet Folklorico de Paso Del Norte, with Juan Contreras of Los Arrieros. Master of Ceremonies is Lorenzo Mendez. Tickets: $15, $25, $35 and $45, plus service charge. (Ticketmaster). Information: 820-2952 or myspace.com/epyso. Also featured are Ballet Folklorico de El Paso, SISD’s Mariachi Sangre Mexicana, the YISD All District Mariachi, a Juan Gabriel look-alike and Selena covers by Mel Tosky.

Borderland Ball Gala — American Cancer

Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). Presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0689, 541-4481, or alfrescofridays.com. May 7 —

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia present a concert of American music at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, at UTEP’s Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall. Selections include Billy Joel’s “For The Longest Time,” Boyz II Men’s “Yesterday,” and Queen’s “Somebody to Love” recently made popular again in the show “Glee.” Admission is free. Information: 6375591 or myspace.com/UTEPSinfonia.

SOUTHERN NEW MExICO

Inn of the Mountain Gods resort and Casino — Mescalero,

N.M. Age 21 and older admitted. (Ticketmaster) Information: 1-877-277-5677 or innofthemountaingods.com. • heart — The classic rock sister-act performs at 8 p.m. Sunday, May 9. Tickets: $40-$125.


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Mescal roast and Mountain Spirit Dances — History and leg-

dinner and dances is $15 each night; seating is limited to 300. To get there: Take U.S. 285 north of Carlsbad; follow

Gilbert & Sullivan roles, and also interacts with some 20 ambitiously and ingeniouslyconceived videoed musical and dramatic vignettes. The two huge video screens onstage also display still-art cartoons and characterizations, painted by noted Las Cruces artist Flo Hosa Dougherty. Jarden is a long-time community member and arts promoter.

Prayer Breakfast — A

end are celebrated annually with colorful costumes and the Mescalero Apache traditional Dance of the Mountain Spirits around a blazing bonfire, Thursday through Sunday, May 6-9, at Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park, Carlsbad, N.M. The Mescal Roast demonstrates a traditional method used by the Apache people — called mescal makers (Mescaleros) by the Spaniards — to survive the harsh desert environment. The Apaches used the mescal plant, also known as the agave or century plant, as a major staple of their diet. Events begin at 10 a.m. Thursday with prayer ceremony, mescal pit blessing and

placing of mescal in roasting pit. Friday and Saturday events include a Native American arts and craft show beginning 10 a.m. an Interpretive Roundtable at 2 p.m., Feast Dinner and Apache War Dance at 6 p.m. followed by Apache War Dance and Dance of the Mountain Spirits. The mescal pit will be opened for the free tasting ceremony at 11 a.m. Sunday, and the mescal removed and shared among those in attendance. Park hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Daytime admission is the regular park entrance fee: $5 ($3 ages 7-12, free for 6 and under). Admission to the feast

signs to the park, which is in the Ocotillo Hills overlooking Carlsbad. Information: (575) 887-5516.

Military Appreciation Weekend — Military Appreciation weekend events are planned Thursday through Sunday, May 6-9 on the infield at Ruidoso Downs Racetrack, in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. Every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces will participate, with Fort Bliss as the lead support. Events include a Military City along with military equipment, artillery, bombs, simulators, demonstrations, drills, and exercises including Bradley Tanks, F-22 Raptor simulator helicopter landings, demonstrations and a German F Tornado and an F-22 Raptor fly-over. Information: (575) 336-2828 or ruidosomaw.org.

‘Gee ‘n Ess & ‘I’ — Dr. George Jarden will host his original one-man musical show at 7:15 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6-9, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Downtown Mall in Las Cruces. A special grand opening show and champagne gala is Thursday, April 1. Tickets: $15 ($13 seniors April 4 and May 9 show) $13 ($10 seniors all other shows). Students admitted free. Gala tickets: $50. Information: (575) 5256720 or 4artsproductions.org. The show highlights the light comic operas of W.S. Gilbert (Gee) and Arthur Sullivan (Ess) including: “The Mikado,” “The Pirates of Penzance,” “H.M.S. Pinafore,” and eight others. Jarden sings, dances and acts

prayer breakfast in observance of National Day of Prayer is 6:30 to 7 a.m. Thursday, May 6, at Ruidoso Convention Center. Tickets: $10 for breakfast buffet; available at the Ruidoso Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. Information: Mike Rice, (575) 9370071.

railroad Days — The 3rd annual event, celebrating the anniversary of the first train coming to Las Cruces, is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday

through Saturday, May 6-8, at the New Mexico Railroad and Transportation Museum in the Santa Fe Train Depot at Mesilla and Las Cruces avenues, west of the Downtown Mall (351 N. Mesilla). Admission is free. Information: (575) 647-4480 or museums.lascruces.org//rrmuseum.shtm. Throughout the event, the Dona Ana Modular Railroad Club will have their model train layouts running at stations throughout the museum, and the New Mexico Rail Runner Express commuter train will return to the Depot and be available for tours (no rides) Saturday, May 8. Other Saturday events include a Dedication and... Continues on page 22


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Welcome Ceremony at 10 a.m. to celebrate the depot’s designation on the National Register of Historic Places and to welcome our newest acquisition, a 1909 wooden caboose. Speakers include Mayor Pro-Tem Sharon Thomas, District 1 Councilor Miguel Silva, and the Rail Runner’s Lawrence Rael. Also featured are Harvey Girl reenactors, the “Van of Enchantment”, an Old West Medicine Show one-act play about the orphan trains, and Vista Vibrations Bell Choir, food and education booths. Senior Appreciation Day is Thursday, and Students’ Appreciation Day is Friday, with special tours by appointment for large groups and activities for the kids throughout the day.

Smokey Bear Days — The Village of Capitan will host two days of family fun and fire prevention and

auction and more. All events are free. Information: (575) 354-2748 or smokeybeardays.org Smokey Bear Historical Park hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with playground and picnic areas. Regular park admission: $2 ($1 children).

hurley festival — The town of Hurley’s 5th annual festival is all day Saturday, May 8, featuring a health fair, free horse-drawn trolley rides, Southwest New Mexico Quilt Guild, gold panning lessons, Gila Trappers Mountain Men rendezvous reenactments and more. Hurley is about 11 miles southeast of Silver City on U.S. 180. Information: (575) 5372124 or hurleynm.com.

‘PoPS 4 Kids’ — The Las Cruces Symphony’s annual family concert is 3 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at NMSU’s Atkinson Recital Hall in Las Cruces. The concert features performances by four young

Mother's Day under the Pisces moon helps us fortify relationship bonds on a spiritual level. Say a prayer of gratitude for all the people who have nurtured your development, and your heart will feel full of abundant joy. Of course, the Taurus sun likes to send something a bit more tangible than good vibes to those who have helped us grow. Flowers are the ideal gift under this solar earth-sign influence. ArIES (March 21-April 19). A certain way of doing things has become standard practice. But it wasn't always this way. And it won't be this way for long. As the routine gets disrupted and overturned, be calm and observant. You'll likely be the first one to recognize an opportunity in this. Act on your impulse. Seize the moment. TAuruS (April 20-May 20). You'll hit some traffic on the road of life. That's natural when you want something that many other people want, too, and you are all going for it at the same time. In a way, this makes the road safe, because everyone is moving slowly toward the goal. The slower pace will give you the time to ponder different future routes. GEMInI (May 21-June 21). You'll be inspired early in the week. Make a list of the bright things that cross your mind. You won't be able to act on them all in one week. But one of these action steps — it will be obvious which one — is such a fantastic idea that it will propel you forward with great velocity toward the person you want to become. CAnCEr (June 22-July 22). You could complain about the way a loved one is behaving. You could. But you prefer to blithely ignore the less than ideal circumstance and instead be a gourmand of cheerful thoughts, happy connections and big dreams — absolutely stuffed with joy. What you focus on will grow and take over the rest. lEo (July 23-Aug. 22). Long ago, you decided there was something you wanted to do and were willing to work for it. It may have been difficult for you to go through the early stages of the process, but now you're almost at the end. Reach your hands toward the reward. An energy boost on Thursday will help you to accelerate in the final stretch. VIrGo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It's an anxious feeling, waiting for someone to call you back. You'll be tempted to leave more messages and e-mails and generally pester someone until they respond. But the opposite approach will work: Forget about it. Do something else. Focus on all the people who answer your requests in a timely manner.

lIBrA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Wait to make a move. Talk about the move you are considering with a variety of people. One person thinks it's extreme, and another finds it completely normal. Keep throwing out ideas. Try to get a consensus of opinion. Do not go forward until you have a plan that many people think is a good one. SCorPIo (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). The show must go on, and you're the one who must make sure of it. Less experienced types may try to bow out, and you'll be the impresario who keeps the tap dance going. Luckily, you'll be surrounded by entertaining characters who don't mind being thrown into the spotlight as a lovely diversion.

conservation exhibits during its 6th annual festival 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 78, at Smokey Bear Historical Park and throughout the community, about 20 miles north of Ruidoso. The event features live music, karaoke, a street dance, visits from Smokey and at the cutting of his birthday cake, a vendors marketplace, kids’ activities, chainsaw carving contest,

students from Las Cruces area schools selected for the “Hey, Mozart! New Mexico” statewide composer project for children 12 and under. The Symphony will also perform the premiere performance of Bob Diven’s “Dawn of the Dinosaurs,” John Phillip Sousa’s “Washington Post March,” and a variety of other family-friendly selections. Tickets: $5. Information: (575) 646-3709.

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SAGITTArIuS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). Something blocks the completion of a project — something you are not big enough to see over. You need a ladder — or to ask a helicopter flying over to report on what it is and how to get around it. Ask questions. If you don't get answers, take it as a sign that the timing isn't right, and move on to the next endeavor. CAPrICorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Instead of worrying about where the garbage goes or the plight of children and the elderly, you'll be focusing your energy on a job that has meaning only to a few select people. It's as good a place as any to put your energy, and by doing so, you have a fair shot at improving all else that ails the world. AQuArIuS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Just when you think there isn't room in your head for one more password, account name or bank number, someone comes along and asks you to take on a responsibility that includes handling a slew of such things. Plus, you'll be watching out for another person. You'll be greatly enriched by taking the whole thing on. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Much good comes of knowing yourself well. Observe the feelings that come up as you reflect on your life. Dig into your history, read what people wrote about you in your yearbook, or cobble together your philosophy on life and write it down. Through the process of self-discovery, you become magnetically attractive.


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Flav rs THE RECIPES

by Susan Nicholson CrEAMED onIon BAKE Makes 8 servings Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: less than 40 minutes 2 tablespoons buttery spread (such as Smart Balance), divided 2 tablespoons butter, divided 1 1/2 cups cornbread stuffing (such as Pepperidge Farm or another brand) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 3 onions, halved and cut into slices 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed reduced-fat, reducedsodium cream of mushroom

soup (such as Healthy Request) 1/4 cup 1 percent milk 1 cup frozen tiny green peas 1 cup shredded 50 percent reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese Heat half the spread and half the butter in a 1-quart pan on medium heat until melted. Remove pan from heat. Add stuffing and parsley; mix lightly; set pan aside. Heat remaining butter and spread in a large nonstick skillet on medium. Add onions and cook 6 minutes or until softened. Stir in soup, milk and peas. Spoon soup mixture into a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and stuffing mixture. Bake 30

minutes or until hot and bubbling. Per serving: 160 calories, 7 grams protein, 8 grams fat (44 percent calories from fat), 4 grams saturated fat, 17 grams carbohydrate, 16 milligrams cholesterol, 299 milligrams sodium, 3 grams fiber. **

SouThWESTErn ChICKEn, Corn AnD ChIlI EnChIlADAS Makes 12 enchiladas Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 40 to 45 minutes Continues on next page


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SPOTLIGHT EP NEWS MAY 07, 2010 PAGE 24 Continued from page 23... 1 (18.3-ounce) carton Southwestern corn soup (such as Campbell's V8) 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1/2 cup chopped onion 2 cups cooked chopped leftover chicken or turkey 1 (14.5-ounce) can drained diced tomatoes, divided 1 (4-ounce) can drained, diced green chilies 12 (6-inch) or 8 (8-inch) corn or fat-free flour tortillas 1/2 cup 50 percent reducedfat shredded jalapeno or sharp cheddar cheese Chopped cilantro leaves

Southwestern Chicken, Corn and Chili Enchiladas.Photo courtesy of Campbell's. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the soup and sour cream in a small bowl until smooth. In a large bowl, cover and microwave the onion on high (100 percent power) 3 minutes; drain. Stir in chicken, 1 cup tomatoes, chilies and 2 tablespoons of soup mixture. Spread 1/2 cup of soup mixture in a shallow 9-by-13-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon about 1/4 cup chicken mixture down center of each tortilla. Roll and place seam side down in dish. Spoon the remaining soup mixture over the filled tortillas. Top with cheese. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until the enchiladas are hot and bubbling. Top with the remaining tomatoes and cilantro. Per enchilada: 136 calories, 11 grams protein, 4 grams fat (25 percent calories from fat), 1.7 grams saturated fat, 15 grams carbohydrate, 28 milligrams cholesterol, 295 milligrams sodium, 2 grams fiber. **

lEnTIl SAlAD WITh SEArED ShrIMP Makes 4 servings Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: less than 5 minutes, plus lentils; standing time: 15 minutes 8 ounces lentils, picked over and rinsed 2 large ribs finely chopped celery 1 medium chopped onion 1 large finely chopped carrot 2 cloves pressed garlic 1 bay leaf 3 cups water 4 sprigs fresh thyme, plus extra for garnish, divided 8 extra-large shrimp or 16 large shrimp, shelled and deveined 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 cup packed fresh flatleaf parsley leaves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground pepper In a 4-quart saucepan, combine lentils, celery, onion, carrot, garlic, bay leaf, water and 3 thyme sprigs. Heat to boiling on medium-high. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and simmer 25 to 35 minutes or until lentils are tender. Meanwhile, from remaining thyme sprig, remove leaves and finely chop; discard stem. In medium

bowl, combine shrimp, 1 tablespoon oil and chopped thyme. Let stand 15 minutes while lentils simmer. Heat a large nonstick skillet on medium-high until very hot. Add shrimp in a single layer and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until browned. Turn; cook 2 minutes longer or until shrimp are opaque throughout. Drain lentil mixture; transfer to large bowl. Remove and discard bay leaf and thyme stems. Toss lentil mixture with parsley, vinegar, mustard and remaining olive oil, along with the salt and pepper. Divide among serving plates; top each serving with shrimp; garnish with thyme sprig. (Adapted from Good Housekeeping magazine.) Per serving: 346 calories, 25 grams protein, 11 grams fat (27 percent calories from fat), 1.6 grams saturated fat, 40 grams carbohydrate, 84 milligrams cholesterol, 333 milligrams sodium, 9 grams fiber. ** Susan Nicholson is an Atlanta-based cookbook author and registered dietitian. She can be reached by e-mail: menuplanner(at)mindspring.c om. COPYRIGHT 2010 UNIVERSAL UCLICK


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IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR GAME

Putting part 4:

The

blessed

state

In this last part of the series on putting comes the real secret: No matter what the actual mechanics of your stroke are, you must commit them to “unconscious coampetence.” This leaves your mind clear to image — to see in your mind’s eye the putt and how it will turn out. You learn the mechanics of your stoke by using conscious competence, that is, you learn the various putt mechanics one by one. Then the trick is to no longer think of them as separate or individual, but as a whole movement. This mental segue from parts to whole is a prime-time skill that must be developed. This is what Arnold Palmer calls the “blessed state in which you perform without knowing or giving the slightest thought to how you’re performing.” It sounds easy, but under pressure the urge to revert to mechanics is very strong. Merging the parts of your stroke into a unified whole requires practice, but not just any kind of practice. You must use drills that “put Humpty-Dumpty back together again.” Below is one of my favorite drills to ingrain all of the basic putting skills. Choose a breaking putt and place a ball at each 3-foot (one-pace) interval on the arc. Place one ball in “gimme range” just to start your progression off on the right foot. Starting with the ball nearest the hole, try to make each putt. Repeat this drill,placing balls at 5-foot in-tervals, then 8-foot intervals, etc., always starting with the ball nearest the hole. Make sure you start the drill by positioning yourself on the arc. Continues on page 27

In this drill, I’m not thinking about mechanics. I want to visualize the arc and get the feel of the slope. I’ll start with a tap-in, then make ’em all.


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THE BLESSED STATE Continued from page 25 Remember, when you can consistently achieve what you intended in practice, you acquire confidence. And confidence is a cornerstone of good putting.

note:

1. To be an average putter, avoid three-putts. 2. To be a good putter, learn to make birdie and par putts when you have the chance. 3. To be a great putter, you must make birdie and par

ABOUT THE WRITER

Dr. T.J. Tomasi is a teaching professional in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Visit his Web site at tjtomasi.com.

Chris DiMarco doesn’t care what his grip looks like as long as the putt goes in.

putts when you don’t have a chance. Develop a mind-set that you can make putts at the least likely of times and at just the right moment when your round is hanging in the balance. Like a world-class diamond cutter with just one stroke to get it right, you need to be able to make the stroke under pressure.

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ASK THE PRO

Decide which kind of golf you’re playing Q

: I’m a 15, and I could be a lot better if I tried for score all the time, but I like to go for the pin. Any ideas for me? — P.J. : There are two kinds of golf, spectacular golf and scoring golf, and you need to decide which one you’re playing before you arrive at the first tee. Spectacular golf is a game of hitting the perfect shot, driver off every tee and going for every flag. You don’t keep score and the benchmark is great shots — making sensational attacks and daring recoveries. Scoring golf is based on your current golf swing and the circumstances of play. It’s a game of position. As you progress from the tee, the idea is to increase your positional advantage with every swing until you hole out (the ultimate in positional advantage). The benchmark of your success at scoring golf is your score. Know which kind of golf you’re playing, and have fun no matter which you choose.

A

(To Ask the Pro a question about golf, email him at: TJInsider@aol.com.)

Slower than evolution

So I’m watching the first round of the Zurich Open on one TV and a replay of a classic college football game on the other while I work out. Ben Crane is about to hit. The announcer says that Crane — not a very good ball striker in the past — has really improved his move. “Keep an eye on his swing plane; it’s perfect,” he says, and since this is news to me, I watch — and I watch and I watch some more, and still the guy doesn’t hit it. In fact, he hasn’t moved a muscle. It passed through my mind that he might be dead. Crane has a short iron in his hand and there is no water to negotiate, plus there is no wind. Meanwhile, I had watched two offensive plays and a punt on the other TV. Finally Slow Lane Crane steps to the ball, takes his stance, looks back and forth twice at the target and then … he backs off, goes back behind the ball, throws

some grass in the air that falls straight down (did I mention there was no wind?), takes two more practice swings, asks his caddie something (probably for more Ambien) and that’s when I screamed “Hit it!” and changed the channel. And if you can believe it, Crane slows down even more when he gets to the green. If you are a fast player, you must train yourself not to be upset when playing with a slowpoke. Selfcontrol is not a gift; it’s a skill, and you must learn it just like any other golf skill.

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NExT UP...

SPRINT CUP

race: Showtime Southern 500 Where: Darlington Raceway When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. (ET) TV: FOX 2009 winner: Mark Martin

NATIONWIDE SERIES race: Royal Purple 200 presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts Where: Darlington Raceway When: Friday, 7 p.m. (ET) TV: ESPN2 2009 winner: Matt Kenseth (right)

CAMPING WORLD TRUCKS race: Dover 200 Where: Dover International Speedway When: May 14, 8 p.m. (ET) TV: SPEED 2009 Winner: Brian Scott

By RICK MINTER / Cox Newspapers

More family

...less feud Team owner Hendrick cools Johnson and Gordon rivalry

W

hat could have been a very interesting NASCAR rivalry has been nipped in the bud, at least for now. After his two four-time Sprint Cup champions Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson had runins on the track and pointed comments afterward at both Texas and Talladega, team owner Rick Hendrick called the two together in an effort to keep the building feud from tearing his race team apart. “It’s amazing what happens when you get Mr. H. [Rick Hendrick, team owner] involved,” Gordon said. “The three of us had a good conversation. I think we all recognize what contributes to everything that happened at Texas as well as Talladega. “We laughed about a lot of stuff, and I feel like the most important thing is that all the communication that we have during the week and at the race track, what that contributes to our success as a group, is too important to let a rivalry escalate out of control. “It’s OK to have rivalries, we understand that, to be competitive, we’re very competitive. All that is good and healthy. That is what we talked about.” Johnson has a similar description of the threeway conference call. “We just all hopped on a phone call and talked about what had gone on, and I think when Jeff jumped out of the car [at the conclu-

Jimmie Johnson (left) and Jeff Gordon on the grid Friday during qualifying for the Crown Royal presents the Heath Calhoun 400 at Richmond International Raceway. Above, Johnson, driving the No. 48, leads Jeff Gordon in the No. 24 during last month’s Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. (NASCAR photos) sion of the Talladega race] he didn’t realize that it was just a bad decision on my part to come down and try to get in front in that lane,” he said. “So our conversation was pretty good to be honest with you. Continues on next page


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More family Continued from page 28 In a lot of ways from Rick’s standpoint, my standpoint, and Jeff’s it was just a mistake that I made. And unfortunately coming off the heels of Texas and the fact that Jeff crashed after that and the emotions were high and he got out of the car and said some things that he probably didn’t want to.” Interestingly, Gordon had a little different take on his post-race comments. “I said what I said, and I wouldn’t take it back,” he said. “But I understand why we had our conversation with Rick and Jimmie and myself this week to make sure it doesn’t go any further.” Even though many in the sport agree that NASCAR could use a good rivalry, Gordon and Johnson aren’t really the best two candidates, or at least that’s what Gordon said in an interview several weeks back. He said that for a real rivalry, one that fans could get really excited about, the two combatants need to be very different from each other. “You have to have the black and white,” he said, holding his hands outstretched to illustrate. “One is over here and represents something more conservative or younger, whatever it may be. Then this one over there represents the core fan, the good ol’ boys and people who have been following the sport for years.” And he said back then that he and Johnson won’t make much of a rivalry. “Never,” he said. “We won’t. Jimmie will have a rival -- whoever beats him on a consistent basis and keeps him from winning the championship. “That will be good for the sport. Somebody’s waiting for that and looking for that. That person is going to be a hero.” But to many in the sport, the suddenly more vocal Gordon is becoming that hero himself.

Having all the right stuff – Honda’s Civic Si Rarely does a car sweep me off my feet. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m pretty picky when it comes to automobiles. When I look at a particular vehicle, I look at what it is designed to do and how well it achieves that goal. Then I see how it is to live with the vehicle on a day-to-day basis. Is it comfortable to be in? Does it look appealing? Is it satisfying to drive? And finally, I look at the price, and see if it falls in line with the vehicle. Usually I can find something to gripe about. But not with the Honda Civic Si. It does it all right. Life for the current Civic started off real good back in 2006, when in its debut year was awarded ‘Car of the Year’ by Motor Trend magazine. And in its long history, the Civic has always been at the top of the compact car market.

But the Civic Si, which is the performance version of the Civic, goes above and beyond what the regular Civic is, and demonstrates how you can still have a ton of fun in a car that is still relatively cheap to buy and maintain. The Honda Civic Si is the most powerful Civic ever. It sports a 2.0 liter 197 horsepower DOHC i-VTEC fourcylinder engine that sings in perfect harmony all the up to its 8000-RPM redline. A six-

speed manual transmission is the only tranny offered in the Si. The sporty engine resides in a body that is much like the regular Civic coupe. Differences are minor and include a unique rear spoiler and 17” wheels. Inside changes are equally minor, with the Si sporting seats that offer better support. If needed, a fourdoor version of the Civic Si is available. Continues on next page


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Honda’s Civic Si Continued from page 29 Get behind the wheel of this hot-rodded Civic and you will never want to leave. Just the steering wheel alone feels like a work of art. It’s small and tight – and feels perfect in your hands. The short gear shifter, which looks kind of funny sitting in a little perch above the middle console, fits nicely in your palm. Using the shifter is like using a ratchet – it just clicks away into the gear you want. Initial acceleration in the Si doesn’t feel much different than a regular Civic – until you hit about 5500RPM, which is when the fun starts. Already the engine sounds good, but above 5500RPM, Honda’s i-VTEC variable valve timing kicks in and sings to even a better tune as the exhaust opens up and the car hurls forward. Hit 8000RPMs and you will bump into the rev-limiter, which will also set off a red light on the dash. Shift gears and go at it again. Not only is this addicting, but this will make you better associate Hondas with Formula One racing instead of lawn mowers. And it gets better. Zooming into and out of turns are equally entertaining thanks to a suspensions that leaves the Si composed and wellplanted. And for those that insist that rear-wheel drive is the only way to go, the frontwheel drive Civic Si uses a limited-slip differential to keep the power on the ground and limit torquesteer.

The Civic Si is easily one of the most enjoyable cars to drive, yet it is also easy to live with. Interior space is very good featuring all the necessities: useable cupholders, plenty of storage bins, and a thumping stereo – a subwoofer and a jack to plug in an MP3 player are standard in the Si. And when it comes to fuel economy, the Si will still bring in over 20 mpg in town and close to 30 mpg on the road. No complaints there.

SPRINT CUP POINTS 1. Kevin Harvick 1,467; Leader 2. Jimmie Johnson 1,457; behind -10 3. Kyle Busch 1,358; behind -109 4. Matt Kenseth 1,348; behind -119 5. Greg Biffle 1,334; behind -133

And finally, the price. To get an Si in your driveway, you will have to shell out just $23,000. Figure the average price of a new vehicle is right at $28,000 – you are going to feel like you owe the dealer more money (ok, maybe that’s taking it a bit too far). But as you can see, the Civic Si is a real bargain.

6. Jeff Gordon 1,305; behind -162

So there you have it. The Honda Civic Si. The crownjewel of the Civic lineup – and maybe the most fun-todrive car this side of a Ferrari.

10. Mark Martin 1,242; behind -225

-- Christopher A. randazzo

7. Denny Hamlin 1,268; behind -199 8. Kurt Busch 1,255; behind -212 9. Jeff Burton 1,247; behind -220

11. Carl Edwards 1,227; behind -240 12. Clint Bowyer 1,213; behind -254

By The Numbers:

2010 honda Civic Si Base Price: $22,055.00 Price as Tested: $22,965.00 Layout: front-engine / front-wheel drive Engine: 2.0 liter DOHC 4-cylinder Transmission: six-speed manual Horsepower: 197 hp Torque: 139 ft-lbs EPA Fuel Economy:21 city / 29 highway mpg [Questions/Comments/Feedback can be sent via email to car@delorean.net]


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