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Primary Care in Our Local Community Dr. Hector Lopez Dr. Hector Lopez has served the El Paso community for over 30 years and now will be serving as the Regional Medical Director of Komedix Healthcare. In addition to the current facility on Lee Trevino, a new facility in North East El Paso will better serve the growing population of the community. Dr. Hector Lopez was born in Mexico, one of 11 children of a migrant worker family. For most of his childhood years Lopez worked on farms during holidays and after school. Lopez grew up in the Lower Valley area of El Paso where he graduated from Ysleta High School and went to The University of Texas at El Paso before transferring to Texas Tech.

Dr. Hector Lopez (Regional Medical Director), Cesar Castilleja (VP, Business Development) & Eva Y. Ramirez (MSN, FNP-C, RN)

“Komedix was established to help the community from simple to chronic issues in a timely manner. Dr. Lopez was an ideal fit to open and oversee clinics in El Paso. Dr. Lopez is the face of primary care in El Paso!� ~ Cesar Castilleja (VP, Business Development) Dr. Lopez obtained his Medical Degree from UNHSC/TCOM in Fort Worth and trained as a Family Physician at Doctor's Hospital in Columbus Ohio. Being a 1981 graduate of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lopez has served on the board of trustees for TOMA since 1991. Dr. Lopez was the first Hispanic physician to be president of the TOMA board. Upon finishing postgraduate education, Dr. Lopez opened a general and family practice to serve the El Paso community. In 1984 Lopez founded Community Medical Clinic in order to serve an indigent El Paso population and has served as an AOA appointed commissioner on the Commission to End Health Care Disparities(CEHCD). Dr. Lopez is also an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Practice at UNTHSC Fort

Worth/TCOM where Lopez also obtained his Medical Degree. He was also named Doctor of the Year by the Texas College of Family Physicians in 1992. Lopez frequently goes to schools to give talks about being a doctor. His advice to them is always the same. He tells them to respect themselves, God, their parents and teachers. He also says to have a dream, be persistent and follow it even when things look tough. With all the accolades and awards Dr. Lopez has accomplished he is most proud of his family, faith and the El Paso community. Dr. Hector Lopez will continue to see patients and oversee the direction of all clinics in El Paso.


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Weather 101 By: “Doppler” Dave Speelman

Smog blankets El Paso Last Monday morning, January 9th, the El Paso/Juarez area had a good view of smog. Smog is basically pollutants that result from vehicle emissions, outdoor burning, wood burning from area fireplaces, industrial emissions and other smoke and

soot in the air.

when you go up in elevation, the temperature gets colder – up to a certain point or elevation. When an inversion takes place, we have that warmer, more stable air hanging around which allows less mixing of the air at the surface or ground. This makes it more difficult to get rid of the smog. It’s like getting out of a hot shower. If you have the bathroom window and door closed, all the steam hangs around the room. When you open the door or window, that steamy air can now mix with the outside air and hence that vapor will dissipate.

Smog will usually form when we have a temperature inversion. A temperature inversion is when the air gets warmer as you go higher up in the atmosphere. Normally,

Smog will cause irritations in the eyes and inflammation in the tissues of the lungs. So, it something to take seriously. On days with smog, it’s best to limit outdoor activities until it disperses. Smog also makes a city look ugly. We typically see that brown or yellowish tint hover around town for a few hours or even a few days.

Weather Trivia:

A. Los Angeles B. London C. Beijing D. Chicago

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Smog was a term first used in what city?

Answer: B – London

“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.

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Going Rogue For the New Year BY SHARON MOSLEY

It seems the perfect time to make a new resolution...not

to make any new resolutions. So instead of all the "new year, new you" declarations, relax. Think about going rogue. Let's just hit the reset button and focus on some of the "little" things that will make a difference when living your life in style.

out jacket, a dramatic scarf or an armful of jeweled bangles, these provide the magic to your outfits and it's what people remember. If you collect statement fashion pieces year after year, you'll be amazed at how your wardrobe takes on a life of its own and transforms all the other basics in your closet.

--Start small. Forget about redoing your whole wardrobe all

--Stay inspired. So how do you find those great statement

at once and forget perfection... there's too much stress with that kind of attitude. No, there is no "perfect" wardrobe. But we do make an impression on the people around us with the clothes we wear. So instead of just hanging out in yoga pants and hoodies all day long, find one new "something" that makes you feel great. It can be a great fringed jacket, an incredible pair of embroidered boots or a colorful new coat.

pieces? Believe it or not, you don't have to be a shopaholic to add some real flair to your wardrobe. But you can become an explorer, even if it's via electronics. For me, it's much more inspirational to see a ton of movies, read a stack of magazines and go to as many art museum exhibits as possible. Antique fairs and crafts festivals are other favorites. And of course traveling is always a stimulating way to get inspired.

--Only wear what you love. See above. When you buy

--Stay connected. When you get inspiration from every facet of your life, then you'll start to see a connection to everything around you -- your home also reflects your fashion style. Think about the colors you surround yourself with in your home. Then look at your closet. Most likely there's a connection. Dark reds and emerald greens are the go-to color palette in my wardrobe and they have long been the paint colors I've used in my Victorian home. I was inspired by the colors of Oscar de la Renta's home featured years ago in Architectural Digest.

clothes that "speak" to you and make you smile, then you'll be well on your way to defining your own personal style. If you apply the "only buy what you love" rule to your wardrobe, even if it's only one thing, you'll be amazed at how much better you'll feel and look. The first of the year is a great time to scour sales for those unique pieces that will become classics in your style journey.

--Seek out the wow pieces. This is another way to give your wardrobe a new boost every year. Whether it's a knock-

Now is the time to buy statement pieces like this jacket from Michael Kors on sale. (www.michaelkors.com)

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SPOTLIGHTEPNEWS.COM JANUARY 12, 2017 PAGE 7 By Holiday Mathis

week 1/12 - 1/18 The Strategy Favored by Mars and Saturn Archeologists have uncovered over a thousand ancient Greek tablets inscribed with curses invoking the gods to promote one personal agenda at the cost of misfortune to another. Perhaps these tablets predate the idea of "win-win." Sooner or later, the curser always becomes the cursed. As Mars and Saturn square off, good fortune befalls those who strive for a resolution strategy that aims to accommodate all disputants. ARIES (March 21-April 19). People around you may know where you're from, but do they know why you wound up here? It's something you may not even be clear about, and it's definitely worth the time it takes to get the story down. The exercise will remind you about your values and reconnect you with a fount of inner wisdom. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You'll be doing some archiving -- a presentation may be part of this. If your aim is to capture the essence of an experience, you don't need any tips from the peanut gallery; just do what feels right. If, however, your aim is to generate a feeling in others, outside help is essential, expert help is preferable -- and free help is a bonus! GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You're the only one living behind those eyes. You will never be sure if you see the world the way other people do, and that's what drives you to share often and fully this week. When there's a consensus of opinion, it's validating. When there's not, others appreciate your fresh views, and that will feel good, too. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You can harken back to a time when you didn't have this particular job, relationship or position. And there will be a time in the future when the current circumstances will be but a memory. This is why it's crucial that you don't define yourself by role you're playing. It's only part of who you are. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). So often we tend to follow the lead of the person we wind up next to. Actually, this will have a better outcome than if you'd made a more deliberate choice, as the powers of chance are on your side. Also, the animal in you knows when and where to be. You're being guided by an intuition that is at once higher and lower. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). When you fear it will get lost in the not quite, not yet, not at all -- this is when to do something bold, even drastic to keep hope alive. Accountability is a must. Set it up so that you're being watched. Don't leave yourself short on "team." Get more people on your side; together you can make it happen.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Finding the right work is as important as finding the right romance. When it's love, you'll know. When it's not, there's still something to learn, but be careful not to spend too long learning it. Don't settle. You deserve real happiness, and it is definitely out there for you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). There's safety in numbers, and, more to your point, there's a statement you can make with a squad that's impossible to make on your own. It's not something to use in every venture; your individual presence and attention will do in most situations. But when it's time to call in the crew, don't hesitate. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). For the most part, a good vibe prevails, but if you lose it for a moment, no worries. There are positive gains that can come out of negative emotions. For instance, anger is a powerful motivator. Frustration is an invitation to stop and refocus on the goal. As the great maestros say, "Once more, with feeling." CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). An earworm is a catchy song that repeats in the mind long after the song is over. A noseworm is a scent experienced even when the source is no longer around. You're a kind of presence-worm to someone this week. This is about your strong influence, the impression you make -- and maybe about love. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). If you don't keep track now, you won't have anything to look back on to remind you what went right or what could have been better. If you do keep track, however: evidence! If you're on the 100 percent moral, ethical and all-around acceptable path, evidence should only work in your favor. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You sought the support of like-minded people, hoping the group would make your work exponentially easier. In some ways that proved true, but there are also politics, unexpected requirements and social demands that play in. Temper your involvement. Recognize when the group is more distracting than helpful. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: In this high-energy year, many of your brilliant ideas will be sparked in fast motion. Time and again, a deep and profound intelligence within you will be unlocked through movement. For this reason, pursue a sport, exercise or dance activity. February and July are the most romantic, though all sorts of friendships come to the fore in March and June. Family connections help with business. The deal that goes down in May brings luck beyond what money could buy.

Will He Change for the Better After Marriage? DR. WALLACE: I'm 19 and my fiance is 21. We are planning to be married but we haven't set a date yet. He definitely wants it to be sometime this year. I do care for him very much, and, for the most part, he is a good guy. His major flaw is that he is extremely jealous and possessive of me. I'm considered a good-looking young lady, and lots of guys stare at me for a moment or two. When this happens, he gets mad and sometimes, he almost starts a fight with the guy who stares a bit too long. When we are together, I'm very careful not to even glance at one of these guys. He even is upset if my boss calls me at my house about something at the office. He sometimes apologizes for his behavior and promises not to let it happen again, but it always does. Yesterday we had a long discussion about this "problem." He admits he has a jealous streak that's hard to control but he promises to cool it after we are married. He says that "Then I'll know you're all mine." I've also talked about this problem with my mom and she thinks his problem is very serious and that I should not marry him at all. Do you think that it's possible for him to change after we're married or will he always be like this? I really need your advice. -- Nameless, Olympia, Wash. NAMELESS: I've never subscribed to the theory that a person's psychological problem will vanish after a wedding ceremony. In fact,

many times these same flaws intensify after saying "I do." Since he admits he has a psychological problem, I'd encourage him to seek treatment before you even consider setting a wedding date. Jealousy and possessiveness are serious psychological concerns that can be fatal if untreated. P.S.: I like your mother's suggestion better than mine! Dr. Robert Wallace welcomes questions from readers. Although he is unable to reply to all of them individually, he will answer as many as possible in this column. E-mail him at rwallace@thegreatestgift.com. COPYRIGHT 2017 CREATORS.COM

Going Rogue... Continued from page 6

--Keep it simple. If you think about the clothes you wear, there's often a "uniform" in there somewhere. Whether it's a colorful pantsuit or a pair of jeans and a turtleneck, we tend to gravitate to the same kinds of clothes that hopefully flatter the shape of our bodies no matter what size we are. Then add the special statement piece and voila...you've got your own definition of personal style. --Declutter. You knew it was coming. You can't start a new year off and not do some work on getting your closet in order, right? Well, I've decided it's easier to declutter all year long. Instead of waiting for January to come along, I keep two trash bags in my closet...one for donations and one for trash. All it takes is a few minutes to determine if that red sweater I bought and loved years ago doesn't fit right anymore, and off it goes to the giveaway stash. Do a little decluttering one day at a time and you won't have to do a huge clean-out all at once. Now that's a New Year resolution I don't mind making! COPYRIGHT 2017 CREATORS.COM


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5 Tips for Financial Fitness in 2017 FAMILY FEATURES

If a commitment to improving finances is among your resolutions for 2017, you’re not alone.

However, one out of three Americans said their financial quality of life is worse than they expect, as saving money and debt concerns top the list of stressors. Additionally, almost two-thirds of respondents experienced a financial setback in 2016, with transportation issues, housing repairs and medical care cited as the leading causes. For the nearly 50 percent of those who admit they’re living paycheck to paycheck, significant unplanned expenses can add up. “To be successful with your financial resolutions in 2017, set thoughtful, realistic goals,” said Paul Golden, spokesperson for NEFE. “If your goal is to build an emergency savings, start with a small amount like $500 dollars to show yourself you actually can achieve that mark then set the bar higher. It’s not uncommon to be hit with an unexpected expense, so be prepared.”

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A survey from the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) shows that more than two-thirds of U.S. adults will make a financial resolution this year.

These five tips can help get you on the path toward tackling your financial goals:

1. Get debt under control. Take a hard look at what you owe. If there are warning signs of too much debt, take action. Set a goal to reduce your debt next year by 5-10 percent. That might mean reducing impulse shopping, which six out of 10 people admit to doing, and 80 percent regret the purchases later. When you face temptation, walk away for at least 30 minutes to make sure you still want the item.

2. Start saving now. Ideally, you should have six to nine months of income set aside, but achieving a small goal can provide a sense of security and reduce stress. The rules of retirement have changed: Review your long-term savings and ensure they are appropriate and on target.

3. Shop for better services. Make a game out of shopping providers to find the best value in the services you use. How long has it been since you shopped your insurance policies? Is there any chance you can save money on your cell phone, internet or utilities? Visit current providers and ask, “What’s the best deal?” Be sure to understand your policies and services so that you are comparing fairly and accurately. 4. Understand what’s behind your financial decisions. If you’ve ever wondered why you feel good about spending money on vacations but avoid saving for retirement, the answer may lie in your unique values and how they influence your financial decision-making. Take the LifeValues Quiz at SmartAboutMoney.org.

5. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Recruit a “financial buddy” and share your resolutions with a trusted family member or friend who can provide support in helping you meet your financial goals. Find someone who will hold you accountable and set a good example for you to follow. For more help getting your finances in order, visit SmartAboutMoney.org.

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1 "___ triumphantes, venite . . ." 6 Steed 10 Former British prime minister 14 Bower 15 Take 16 Reveal 17 Gettysburg general 18 All het up 19 Hodgepodge 20 Certainly not a world power 23 Marv Albert's favorite word? 24 Egomaniac's concern? 25 The shakes, briefly 28 Dismay 32 Japanese statesman 35 Newton 38 The public eye 40 Alice's husband 41 Scottish one 42 Brilliance 43 Rumor monger's medium 45 Geneva's river 46 Double curve 47 Delay 49 Anthem contraction 50 Tax lead-in 51 Is past 54 Sycophants 62 Asp victim, for short 63 Epsilon follower 64 Kiddie nightcap? 65 Bogart thriller, ___ Reckoning 66 Goldblum/Pfeiffer flick, ___ the Night 67 Ruth topper 68 Withered 69 Fusses 70 Panache

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7 A ___ to Live 8 Over 9 Enchant 10 Christ Stopped at ___ 11 Persistence of Memory painter 12 ___ Sevareid 13 Classic prefix 21 ___ matter of fact 22 Cooer's partner 25 Requiem 26 Russian rulers: var. 27 Rooms in a casa 29 Braid 30 Auricle 31 Arab ruler: var. 32 Eskimo's castle 33 Scottish baron 34 Lutra canadensis 36 Bk. section 37 Model Tiegs 39 "___ bin ein Berliner" 44 San Marco site 48 MADD concern 50 English potter 52 Writers' gp. 53 Shallow 54 Toward shelter 55 Unflattering shape 56 Hang 57 Preminger 58 Its capital is Vientiane 59 Beige 60 Forster's had a view 61 Compos mentis 62 Today's LPs


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FAMILY FEATURES

When it comes to beauty, few building materials can compete with natural stone. One-of-a-kind markings, dramatic colors and rich finishes make it a popular choice, especially in bathrooms where it can transform a utilitarian space into a spalike retreat. Long considered a great choice for countertops, more homeowners are now installing natural stone in the shower. “Stone can be a good choice for the shower, but it does require certain care and maintenance,” said David Bonasera, owner of ESP, a San Jose, California-based distributor of environmentally safe cleaning and sealing products for natural stone. “The most

important thing you can do is be a good steward to the stone.”

Know Your Material Your success will depend on the material you choose, said Gregory Mowat, founder of Forensic Tile Consultants in San Diego, California, who investigates stone installation failures and assemblies. While marble is a beautiful and popular choice for bathrooms, homeowners should be aware that it should be sealed prior to use in the shower. A useful generalization is that the lighter the stone, the more

porous it is. Darker stones have a tighter molecular structure and are less likely to stain, Bonasera said. There are many exceptions to this concept and a knowledgeable stone supplier and fabricator can help guide you to a suitable material. Granite is a good choice for bathrooms, said Jacqueline Tabbah, vice president of International Stoneworks, Inc., a stone restoration company in Houston, Texas. “Most granites are easier to maintain because they don’t react to the three As: acid, ammonia and alcohol,” she said. Continues on page 11


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Natural Stone in the Shower... “It’s transparent and doesn’t have a lot of fat, lye and animal byproducts that are in regular soap,” he said. “It will cut soap scum, which is a food source for mold.”

Continued from page 9 “Acid reacts to marble and travertine, and etches the surface, removing the polished finish.”

Maintain Stone

Understand Proper Care

Even the tidiest homeowner should consider hiring a professional to come out every 2-5 years to have the stone re-honed or re-polished because it can lose its luster over time due to water expo-

No matter what material you use, there will always be maintenance, Tabbah said. “Customers may decide not to use natural stone, but porcelain tile can become discolored and grout lines can darken,” she said. “There is always upkeep, it will just be different.” When cleaning natural stone, it is best to keep things simple. Soapy cleaners can add buildup and attract dirt while vinegar and harsh cleaners can damage stone. To avoid these issues, always use a neutral cleaner with a pH level around seven. A few quick preventative measures can keep stone surfaces looking fresh. To help avoid water marks on the stone surface, use a squeegee on the walls after showering. Bonasera also recommends leaving the door

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open to accelerate air drying and using glycerin over traditional bar soap.

THE HOUSING SCENE by Lew Sichelman

OF CREDIT SCORES AND INSURANCE Trying to build or improve your credit score so you can qualify for a mortgage? If so, count the credit

Less than three cards, on the other hand, and the bureaus aren't presented with enough information about your spending behavior. Hence, they score you lower.

cards in your wallet: Too many or too few can negatively affect your score, but there is a sweet spot.

Here are some other things to keep in mind when applying for credit:

The ideal number of credit cards, according to Philip Tirone of 720CreditScore.com, is three to five.

• Make sure your creditors report to all three credit bureaus: Equifax, TransUnion and Experian.

More than five, and the credit bureaus will worry that you could get yourself into a financial bind if you use them all at once. It doesn't matter to the bureaus whether or not you actually use them. It's the potential that raises a red flag.

• If you need to apply for more than one card to reach the three-to-five goal, do so all at once. Part of your credit score is based on the age of your accounts, says Tirone. If you open one now, and then wait six months to open another, you will lower the average age of your accounts. Continues on page 13

sure or calcium deposits, Tabbah said. To prolong its original luster and minimize maintenance, homeowners should consider sealing stone when used in bathrooms that receive daily use. For more information about using natural stone in your shower, or elsewhere in your home, visit usenaturalstone.com.


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OF CREDIT SCORES... Continued from page 11 • If you already have more than five cards, don't close the "extras" -- doing so could hurt, not help, your score. Yes, it's counterintuitive, but closing an account could lower the average age of your accounts. Instead, simply stop using the unnecessary cards and allow them to become inactive. • Never apply for credit jointly with your spouse. Rather, each of you should apply separately so that you both build individual credit identities. Tirone says this is important in case you ever find yourself in a financial bind and unable to pay all of your bills. "If you have joint credit cards, both of your credit scores will take a hit, but if you build separate credit profiles, only one spouse's credit score will suffer," he says. "The other can be preserved and then leveraged for loans." ** Landlords are legally allowed to check your criminal history, whether would-be tenants give them permission or not. So if you have a checkered history or previous housing court actions, gather together any paperwork you have showing how the legal actions were resolved. But if a landlord tells you not to bother applying because you have a criminal record, that could be considered discrimination, according to Lisa Weintraub Schifferle, an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer and Business Education. In that case, you should lodge a complaint. You also have rights when a landlord or property manager uses any kind of background check to deny your application. Says Schifferle: The landlord must give you notice of the action -- orally, in writing or electronically. The notice must provide the contact information for the company that supplied the report. The notice must tell you about your rights to correct inaccurate information, and to get a free copy of the report if you ask for it within 60 days of the landlord's decision. You should obtain your free report, fix any errors, and have the company that supplied the report give the corrected info to the landlord. Tell the landlord about the mistake, too. (Lew Sichelman has been covering real estate for more than 30 years. He is a regular contributor to numerous shelter magazines and housing and housing-finance industry publications. Readers can contact him at lsichelman@aol.com.) ** COPYRIGHT 2016 UNITED FEATURE SYNDICATE

5 Tips to Stop Waking Up Exhausted FAMILY FEATURES

It’s no secret that finding time for the recommended eight hours of sleep is easier said than done. More often than not, your time asleep is limited by your busy schedule. If you are lucky enough to squeeze in a full eight hours of shuteye, you are still not guaranteed to wake up feeling refreshed. While some responsibilities are hard to shake, setting yourself up with the right routine can vastly improve your quality of sleep and combat the issues keeping you up at night:

1. Lighten up: If it’s never light in your bedroom, you may be confusing your body’s circadian clock. The circadian clock regulates how alert you are due to the light and darkness in an environment. If you keep your bedroom dark during the day or use black-out curtains, this can act as a signal to your body that it should be asleep. Swap out your curtains for a lighter color or keep your shades partially open –natural sunlight in your room can help you wake up in the morning.

2. Out with the old: Approximately half (49 percent) of Americans have had their mattress for five years or more and while people struggle with sleep for a variety of reasons, your mattress could be keeping you from getting a good night’s sleep. A quality mattress, like the Beautyrest Platinum Hybrid Mattress can give you the support you need to wake up feeling refreshed. It offers a “cool to touch” surface while also providing the support and pressure relief necessary to make sure that once you fall asleep, you stay asleep.

3. Tune out: Everyone’s guilty of binge-watching their favorite TV shows from time to time. While you may satisfy your curiosity by catching the ending of your favorite series, you may not be so happy

when you wake up groggy after staying up too late. Set an alarm for 30 minutes before you want to go to sleep and when the alarm goes off turn off your TV and get ready for bed. Limiting screen time before you fall asleep can also avoid disrupting your body’s level of melatonin, which controls sleep cycles.

4. If you snooze, you lose: Hitting the snooze button even once in the morning can make you feel groggy throughout the day. By hitting snooze, you are prompting your body to start another stage in your sleep cycle without giving it enough time to fully recover. Try downloading an app with a smart alarm to make sure that you are waking up during a lighter stage of your sleep cycle.

5. Cut the caffeine: While there is nothing quite like coffee for an afternoon pick-me-up, having caffeine after 2 p.m. can impact both your sleep quality and quantity. Instead of having a cup after lunch, take your coffee break earlier in the day or consider switching to decaf. For more tips to wake up feeling refreshed, visit beautyrest.com.


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CINEMARK CIELO VISTA Gateway West Blvd/Cielo Vista Mall • www.cinemark.com

CINEMARK MOVIE BISTRO

Schedule good for Friday Jan 13 Patriot's Day R 130 min Digital Cinema 10:00am 1:10pm 4:20pm 7:30pm 10:40pm Hidden Figures PG 127 min 10:25am 1:30pm 4:35pm 7:40pm 10:45pm Live By Night R 129 min Digital Cinema 11:45am 3:15pm 7:00pm 10:10pm Monster Trucks PG 105 min RealD 3D 4:15pm 10:15pmDigital Cinema 10:15am 1:15pm 7:15pm Sleepless R 95 min Digital Cinema 10:40am 1:40pm 4:40pm 7:40pm 10:40pm Silence R 161 min Digital

Cinema 11:00am 2:45pm 6:30pm 10:10pm La La Land PG-13 128 min CinéArts Digital 10:35am 1:35pm 4:35pm 7:35pm 10:35pm Sing PG 108 min Digital Cinema 10:00am 1:00pm 4:00pm 7:00pm 10:00pm The Bye Bye Man PG-13 Digital Cinema 10:45am 1:45pm 4:45pm 7:45pm 10:45pm Manchester by the Sea R 135 min CinéArts Digital 12:30pm 3:45pm Underworld: Blood Wars R 91 min Cinemark XD RealD 3D Reserved Seat-

ing 4:30pm RealD 3D 8:00pm Cinemark XD Reserved Seating 10:30am 1:30pm 7:30pm 10:30pm Digital Cinema 2:30pm PassengersPG-13116 min Digital Cinema 10:05am 1:05pm 4:05pm 7:05pm 10:05pm Moana PG 114 min 10:20am 1:20pm 4:20pm 7:20pm 10:20pm Why Him?R 111 min Digital Cinema 7:15pm 10:15pm Moonlight R 111 min Digital Cinema 11:15am 5:00pm 10:30pm

CINEMARK 14 - EL PASO

West side of El Paso .- 7440 Remcon Circle

Schedule good for Friday Jan 13 Patriot's Day R 130 min Cinemark XD Reserved Seating 9:00am 12:15pm 3:35pm 7:00pm 10:25pm Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:15am 1:40pm 5:15pm 8:45pm Hidden Figures PG 127 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 9:25am 12:40pm 3:55pm 7:25pm 10:40pm Live By Night R 129 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 9:30am 12:50pm 4:05pm 7:30pm 10:50pm Monster Trucks PG 105 min RealD 3D Reserved Seating 1:10pm 9:55pm Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:20am 4:10pm

7:05pm La La LandPG-13 128 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 9:40am 12:55pm 4:15pm 7:35pm 10:55pm Rogue One: A Star Wars Story PG-13 133 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 12:00pm 3:30pm 6:55pm 10:20pm Sing PG 108 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:45am 1:45pm 4:45pm 7:15pm 10:05pm The Bye Bye Man PG-13 Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:40am 1:35pm 4:30pm 7:45pm 10:30pm Underworld: Blood Wars R 91 min RealD 3D Reserved Seating 3:25pm

9:35pm Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 9:15am 11:25am 2:15pm 5:10pm 7:55pm 10:45pm PassengersPG-13116 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 9:20am 12:45pm 3:45pm 6:50pm 10:00pm Fences PG-13 139 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 12:05pm 3:40pm 7:10pm 10:35pm Why Him? R 111 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:50am 1:50pm 4:55pm 8:00pm 11:00pm Assassin's Creed PG-13 115 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 12:10pm 6:30pm

CINEMARK 20 AND XD 11855 Gateway West, El Paso, TX 79936

Schedule good for Friday Jan 13 Patriot's Day R 130 min Cinemark XD Reserved Seating 12:00pm 4:10pm 7:20pm 10:30pm Digital Cinema 11:00am 3:15pm 6:30pm 9:45pm Hidden Figures PG 127 min Digital Cinema 10:55am 2:05pm 7:25pm 10:25pm Live By Night R 129 min Digital Cinema 1:10pm 4:20pm 7:30pm 10:40pm Monster Trucks PG 105 min RealD 3D 1:50pm 9:50pm Digital Cinema11:10am 4:30pm 7:10pm Sleepless R 95 min Digital Cinema11:35am 2:10pm 4:45pm 7:45pm 10:45pm La La Land PG-13 128 min Digital Cinema 11:15am 2:25pm 7:00pm 10:00pm Rogue One: A Star

Wars StoryPG-13 133 min Digital Cinema 12:05pm 3:15pm 6:20pm 9:30pm Sing PG 108 min Digital Cinema 11:05am 1:00pm 2:00pm 3:45pm 6:35pm 7:35pm 9:20pm 10:20pm The Bye Bye Man PG-13 Digital Cinema 12:15pm 2:50pm 5:25pm 8:00pm 10:30pm Underworld: Blood Wars R 91 min RealD 3D 10:35pm Digital Cinema12:50pm 3:10pm 5:30pm 7:50pm 10:10pm Passengers PG-13 116 min Digital Cinema 12:05pm 4:05pm 7:05pm 10:05pm Fences PG-13 139 min Digital Cinema11:20am 3:20pm 6:50pm 10:15pm Moana PG 114 min

Digital Cinema 12:40pm 3:30pm 6:25pm 9:15pm A Monster Calls PG-13 108 min Digital Cinema 10:50am 1:35pm 4:20pm Why Him? R 111 min Digital Cinema11:45am 2:35pm 5:20pm 8:05pm Assassin's Creed PG-13 115 min Digital Cinema 11:25am 2:15pm 5:05pm 7:55pm 10:35pm Office Christmas Party R 105 min Digital Cinema 7:40pm 10:25pm Collateral Beauty PG-13 97 min Digital Cinema 11:50am 2:20pm 5:05pm 7:15pm 9:55pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them PG-13 133 min Digital Cinema 12:45pm 4:00pm 7:15pm

Sunland Park Mall Schedule good for Jan 13 Patriot's Day R 130 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:05am 1:10pm 4:20pm 7:30pm 10:35pm Hidden Figures PG 127 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:15am 1:15pm 4:15pm 7:15pm 10:25pm Live By Night R 129 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:00am 1:00pm 4:00pm 7:00pm 10:00pm Sing PG 108 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:35am 1:20pm 4:05pm 6:45pm 9:50pm Underworld: Blood Wars R 91 min RealD 3D Reserved Seating 3:10pm Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:20am 12:45pm 5:35pm 8:00pm 10:30pm PassengersPG-13 116 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:45am 1:45pm 4:45pm 7:45pm 10:45pm

Premiere Cinema + IMAX El Paso Bassett

Schedule good for Jan 13 ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (PG-13) *IMAX 3D: 12:30pm | 3:45 pm | 7:00 pm | 10:15 pm *2D: 11:15 am | 2:30 pm | 5:45 pm | 9:15 pm MONSTER TRUCKS (PG) *D-BOX: 10:30 am | 1:15 pm | 4:15 pm | 7:00 pm *D-BOX 3D: 9:40 pm *3D: 9:40 pm *DIGITAL: 10:30am | 1:15pm | 4:15 pm | 7:00 pm A MONSTER CALLS (PG-13) *DIGITAL: 10:25am | 1:25pm | 4:25 pm | 7:25 pm | 10:05 pm HIDDEN FIGURES (PG) *DIGITAL: 10:15am | 1:20pm | 4:20 pm | 7:30 pm | 10:25 pm LION (PG-13) *DIGITAL: 11:05am | 2:00pm | 4:50 pm | 7:45 pm | 10:30 pm PATRIOTS DAY (R) *DIGITAL: 10:00am | 1:00pm | 4:05 pm | 7:10 pm | 10:20 pm SLEEPLESS (R) *DIGITAL: 10:00am|12:15pm | 2:45 pm | 5:15 pm | 7:45 pm | 10:30 pm THE BYE BYE MAN (PG-13) *DIGITAL: 11:45am | 2:15pm | 5:00 pm | 7:30 pm | 10:00 pm ASSASSIN'S CREED (PG-13) 2D: 10:35 am | 1:30 pm | 4:35 pm | 7:40 pm | 10:30 pm FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (PG-13) 2D: 11:05 am | 2:25 pm | 6:00 pm | 9:20 pm SING (PG) 2D: 10:05 am | 11:00 am | 12:45pm | 1:35pm | 3:30pm | 4:15 pm | 6:15 pm | 7:05 pm | 9:00 pm | 9:55 pm COLLATERAL BEAUTY (PG-13) DIGITAL: 11:50 am | 2:20 pm | 4:55 pm | 7:20 pm | 9:45 pm FENCES (PG-13) DIGITAL: 10:00 am | 1:10pm | 4:10pm | 7:10pm | 10:10 pm JACKIE (R) DIGITAL: 11:25 am | 2:05 pm | 4:45 pm | 7:15 pm | 9:50 pm WHY HIM? (R) DIGITAL: 10:10 am | 1:05 pm | 4:00 pm | 7:20 pm | 10:15 pm * -- denotes Pass Restricted features


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B.o.B B.o.B feels at home treading uncharted waters. His spirit of innovation and invention turns hip-hop upside down every time he hits the studio. However, that musical fearlessness drove him to another realm altogether on his 2015 project, Psycadelik Thoughtz [Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic], which ignites an unforgettable journey through rap, rock, and psychedelia. “There’s a saying in martial arts—once you get your black belt, the learning begins,” he explains. “I feel like I got my black belt with this body of work, and I can really leap off the launch pad.” In order to take flight, the Grammy Award-nominated multi-platinum Atlanta rapper, producer, and multi-instrumentalist decided to look inward. 2013’s Underground Luxury was all about, “wanting to be in the club,” as he puts it, and he earned two smashes in the form of the platinum-certified “Headband” [feat. 2 Chainz] and the platinum-selling “We Still In This Bitch” [feat. T.I. & Juicy J]. Starting in 2014, he went in the opposite direction, picking up his guitar, sitting behind the piano, even grabbing the bass, and starting to compose. Without a word to anybody, tweet, or IG post, he artfully assembled the eleven tracks comprising Psycadelik Thoughtz. Lyrically, B.o.B chose to open up like never before. “I went through an experience that made me decide to keep my personal life very personal,” he sighs. “I didn’t want people to know that side of me, and I would never put it out there. So, I took this bold step and decided to let everyone see this part of me, showing the art and imagery I like. I learn from all types of cultures from Buddhism and Hinduism to Taoism, but I was raised in a Christian home. I understand the difference between Eastern and Western religions and how the art influences the doctrine and vice versa. I’m letting everybody into my home. They’re right that home is where the heart is, and this was a step in the right direction.” With the live instrumentation, no formal singles, no promotion, no prior warning, and a trippy cover with his face on a multi-headed deity, B.o.B dropped Psycadelik Thoughtz on the unsuspecting masses in August 2015. “I didn’t want to build up hype and anticipation,” he affirms. “I just wanted to put it out and do something different for me. Everything about the project feels that way. It was fun to get back into the music and perform. It’s got this fresh energy with the live instrumentation as opposed to digital tracks.” “Back and Forth” sparked the creative process for him. With its unshakable chant, funky guitars, and thick bass, he delivers a bouncy and buoyant anthem for the ultimate intergalactic dance party. “It’s really me trying to do something I hadn’t done before and exploring myself musically,” he explains. “I recorded it in a hotel room on tour. It helped usher this whole process along, because I started thinking in these terms artistically. It’s really meant to transport you in a new space.


Leonard Wood’s passion for all things mechanical began at an early age The steering wheel was a piece of rod, bent in a circle and braced with scraps of metal. He used valve springs from a Lincoln Zephyr for the springs on the front axle and fashioned the gas tank from a sheet of brass. A piece of fan belt rubbing against a pulley when the pedal was depressed served as a friction brake.

Wood Brothers Racing

riding his car down a hill, and then carrying it back to the top for another run. By the time he was 13, he was ready for something a little faster, and capable of traveling more than just down a hill. “I wanted something with a motor and four wheels,” Wood said in a 2010 interview. “So I came up with this idea of how to make it. These days, you would have all kinds of engineers and professionals to give you advice on how to do it, but I just made it all myself. I didn’t have anybody to coach me on how to build it.” He began with sprockets and chain salvaged from an old Army surplus amphibious vehicle commonly known as a “duck.”

Leonard Wood with a later version of his first little “car.” His brother-in-law gave him a fourcycle Johnson gasoline engine that once powered a washing machine. The bearings came from a 1939 Ford transmission, the pulley from a water pump on a 1940 Ford engine.

“I didn’t have any money,” Wood said. “The only thing I bought was the wheels.” After a few modifications, his car would reach a top speed of 25 miles per hour. On one of his trips, he was seen by the principal of the local high school, who was quite impressed. “He got up and made a big speech about me and that little car,” Wood said. “He talked about how unusual it was for someone to make something like that.” After sitting in a barn on the family farm for decades, Wood’s little car was retrieved. He restored it and now displays it in the team’s museum in Stuart.

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Leonard Wood is best known for his mechanical wizardry on the cars and equipment that his family team uses on the NASCAR circuit, but he was putting his skills to use long before his brother Glen ever drove his first race. When he was a little fellow, Leonard Wood built his own little car, from pieces he collected around the family farm near Stuart, Virginia.It shares some similarities with the car driven by Fred Flintstone. The wheels were made from narrow slices from a freshly cut log. The driver sat atop the rear axle and steered by using his feet to push the front axle left and right. Family members say he spent hours

Leonard Wood, left, walks with Ryan Blaney, driver of the Wood Brothers No. 21 Ford, in 2015.


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Repavements in store for a pair of SMI tracks — Atlanta and Texas — after years of racing NASCAR drivers and race fans alike often sing the praises of worn asphalt, as aging pavement usually leads to excessive tire wear, which in turn leads to multiple grooves and side-by-side racing.

But that worn pavement eventually becomes a liability as cracks in the surface can lead to drainage issues and to the breaking up of the racing surface. Representatives of two NASCAR speedways — Texas Motor Speedway and Atlanta Motor Speedway — announced last week that their facilities will be repaved this year. Both tracks are owned by Speedway Motorsports Inc. At Atlanta, the existing surface, which hasn’t been paved since the track was reconfigured in 1997, will simply be repaved. But at Texas, the work includes a French drainage system on the frontstretch and the backstretch, and a 4-degree reduction in the banking in Turn One and Turn Two. The work at Texas is expected to be completed by mid-March so the O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 and support races can run as scheduled on April 7-9. At Atlanta, the work will be done in late March, after the triple-header weekend races on March 3-5. “Many of NASCAR’s greatest moments have occurred on this racing surface, and I have no doubt the world’s best drivers will give it a proper final event before the new surface

comes to life,” AMS president Ed Clark said in a release announcing the repaving of his track. “Whichever driver can take home the Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 trophy in 2017 will mark the end of one era of great racing in AMS history and the beginning of another.” Atlanta’s current surface is the second oldest on the Cup circuit behind Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California, which was paved just prior to its opening in 1997.

Texas Motor Speedway president Eddie Gossage said in a release from his track that the work at Texas is being done to alleviate problems like the lengthy delays at recent races due to the difficulty of drying the track after rain showers hit the track on race day. “The fans are why we are doing this,” he said. “The old pavement no longer dried as quickly because through the years of use and weather, the asphalt became porous, kind of like a sponge. “Even if we only had a brief shower, it was taking us far too long to get the track dried in order to get on to the racing. We owe it to the fans to present the best possible race track so they will be assured of seeing NASCAR and INDYCAR races even if we face some brief inclement weather. “This will accomplish that goal.” The upcoming repave will be the second at TMS, which opened in 1997. The first was in 2001.


Spotlight EP News January 12, 2017 No. 673  

Spotlight EP News weekly edition newspaper serving the El Paso, TX and surrounding areas.

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