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ONE DIRECTION ANNOUNCE THE NORTH AMERICAN LEG OF THE WORLDWIDE WHERE WE ARE 2014 STADIUM TOUR PRESENTED BY NABISCO NEW ALBUM MIDNIGHT MEMORIES HITS #1 IN 97 COUNTRIES TICKETS ON SALE DECEMBER 7 AT LIVENATION.COM NEW YORK (NOVEMBER 26, 2013) – Global superstars One Direction announced today the highly anticipated dates for the North America leg of their worldwide WHERE WE ARE 2014 stadium tour with a special performance live from Central Park on ABC’s Good Morning America. It’s been a phenomenal week for One Direction as they took home two awards at the 2013 American Music Awards including Best Pop/Rock Album and Best Pop/Rock Group and released their third studio album MIDNIGHT MEMORIES which

immediately shot to #1 in 97 countries around the world. The 21-city tour, promoted by Live Nation and presented by Nabisco, the makers of OREO, RITZ and HONEY MAID, kicks off on August 1, 2014 in Toronto, ON at Rogers Centre and includes stops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, Dallas and Miami, amongst others. Additional dates to be announced. Tickets go on sale on December 7 at www.livenation.com. "We simply can't wait to be back in North America touring

and to see our fans," says Niall Horan. "It's going to be absolutely huge!" Citi® is the official credit card of the WHERE WE ARE 2014 North American tour. Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, November 26 through Citi's Private Pass® Program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Fans will have additional opportunities to purchase tickets early starting December 3 by signing up for a Facebook RSVP at

(http://bit.ly/1DRSVP). Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 7. Additional details, including information on other pre-sales opportunities for fans, are available at www.livena-

tion.com and through local venue websites. Fans can catch a sneak peek of the boys as they gear up to perform on NBC’s Saturday Night Live on December 7, their second appearance on the show. You can also catch the boys performing at the iHeartRadio MIDNIGHT MEMORIES album release party airing on the CW on December 9, with a special encore airing on Christmas Day at 9 PM ET. One Direction – Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson – formed in 2010 and have since amassed a loyal fan base and fame all across the globe. It

has been an incredible year for the boys, as they took home a BRIT Award, three Billboard Music Awards, six TEEN CHOICE Awards, three MTV EMAs, two 2013 American Music Awards and a moonman for Best Song Of The Summer at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. With two albums to date, UP ALL NIGHT and TAKE ME HOME, the boys have sold more than 35 million records worldwide and have achieved a total of 67 #1's (including albums). One Direction made their movie debut in 2013 with their global No. 1 box office hit 3D concert movie, “One Direction: This Is Us.” Continues on page 4


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Friday November 22nd First Lady Michelle Obama honored 12 different after school programs with the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award. The award recognizes exemplary after-school and out-of-school time programs from across the country. It is the highest national honor awarded to such programs. The programs were recognized for using engagement in the arts and the humanities to increase academic achievement, graduation rates, and college enrollment, as well as improve literacy and language abilities, communication and performance skills, and cultural awareness.

The ceremony also included a speech by 12year-old Danashiya Pritchard, a participant in Project AIM in El Paso, Texas. Project AIM reaches over 1,000 children battling cancer in two area hospitals, offering art-mediated therapy in painting on canvas, printmaking, and graphic arts, among other art forms. Over Project AIM’s fourteen-year history, more than 250 pieces of the patients’ artwork have been showcased in more than six venues in the El Paso area. Sierra Providence had a viewing party that included board members, Creative Kids Alumni, instructors and members of the media.

Viewing Party

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by the Ball Boy Once again the Miners must regroup after an NMSU loss this season. K.C. Rose Miller had a career high of 26 points for the Aggies. The Aggies pulled out the 77-68 win against the Miners and were ahead almost the entire game. The Miners were not short of having a great individual game from one of their own. Cedric Lang had a breakout game with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Vincent Hunter never really took off the way everyone expected him to this game. Hunter got into foul trouble early and never got on pace to do anything. A lot of fouls on both ends called in this

Continued from page 2 Their new album, MIDNIGHT MEMORIES, which includes the worldwide smash hit, “Best Song Ever” and the current hit single, “Story Of My Life,” is available now: http://smarturl.it/MidnightMemoriesiT.

WHERE WE ARE 2014 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES All dates and venues below subject to change. Additional dates to be announced.

game that definitely has Miner fans questioning this new rule change. The Miners now have the daunting task of taking out Ten-

nessee in the first round of the Battle for Atlantis tournament. If UTEP can beat Tennessee(31) then they would face the winner of Xavier and Iowa. One the other side of the bracket we have Kansas, Wake Forest, Villanova and USC battling for the title. The fact that the Miners do not have a true point guard was exposed on Saturday and now the team must regroup and fix this. Mckenzie Moore did not play against NMSU and the Miners hope to have him back for The Battle for Atlantis tournament. An impressive overall performance at such a tournament could really give them some great national exposure and a great opportunity to add to their resume.

Cedrick Lang

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Toronto, ON Rogers Centre East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium Foxboro, MA Gillette Stadium Washington, DC Nationals Park Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field Detroit, MI Ford Field Nashville, TN LP Field Houston, TX Reliant Stadium Dallas, TX AT&T Stadium St Louis, MO Edward Jones Dome Chicago, IL Soldier Field Pasadena, CA Rose Bowl Phoenix , AZ University of Phoenix Stadium El Paso, TX Sun Bowl Stadium San Antonio, TX Alamodome Tulsa, OK BOK Center New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion Atlanta, GA Georgia Dome Tampa FL Raymond James Stadium Miami, FL Sun Life Stadium

MIDNIGHT MEMORIES AVAILABLE NOW: http://smarturl.it/MidnightMemoriesiT For more info visit http://www.onedirectionmusic.com http://www.columbiarecords.com http://www.livenation.com


Weather 101

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By: “Doppler” Dave Speelman

Nice Thanksgiving Days!

Those who have lived in El Paso for decades are generally in agreement – we typically have nice weather for the holiday. Since Thanksgiving will arrive after this writing, I can't give you the exact numbers for Thanksgiving day 2013, but the forecast doesn’t look too bad. Most El Pasoans are always expecting the weather to be nice so they can spend some time outdoors with their family and friends. If you recall last year - we were close to setting a record high. Although we typically have decent weather on Thanksgiving – November is generally a dry month for us, I decided to look back at the past last 11 years and see what the weather was like on Thanksgiving. Here is what I found: 2012: Sunny – High: 76

Temperature Facts for Thanksgiving Day

2011: Cloudy – High: 67 2010: Sunny – High: 60

(Courtesy of the El Paso National Weather Service)

2009: Partly Cloudy – High: 63 2008: Rain – High: 64 2007: AM Rain – High: 49

Highest Maximum Temperature 79 Nov 25, 1965 76 Nov 25, 1909 76 Nov 23, 2012 75 Nov 29, 1894 (Last of several occurrences) 74 Nov 23, 1950 73 Nov 24, 1892 (Last of several occurrences)

2005: Partly Sunny – High: 72 Lowest Minimum Temperature

2004: Sunny – High: 59

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2003: Sunny – High: 54 2002: Cloudy – High: 53

Nov 30, 1911 Nov 22, 1979 (Last of several occurrences) Nov 22, 1956 Nov 26, 1908 (Last of several occurrences) Nov 27, 1980

Rain 0.21 0.20 0.19 0.18 0.17

Nov 25, 1953 Nov 27, 1969 (Last of several occurrences) Nov 23, 1972 Nov 22, 2007 Nov 27, 2008

Snowfall (Inches) 1.90” Nov 27, 1969 T Nov 22, 2007 (Last of several occurences)

Weather Trivia: What is the most snow that El Paso received on Thanksgiving Day? A. Never Received any B. 1.90" C. 2.1" D. 2.7” E. 3.4"

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2006: Sunny – High: 72

Answer: B – 1.90" received on November 27, 1969

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High:58º Low: 36º High:54º Low: 31º High:55º Low: 33º High:61º Low: 38º “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.


SPOTLIGHTEPNEWS.COM NOVEMBER 28, 2013 PAGE 6 'Tween 12 and 20 BY dr. roBerT wallace

LIFESTYLES By Sharon Mosley Even if you are going to dig out the same little black dress to wear to your holiday parties every year, you can still turn up the volume on your everyday beauty routine. Don't be scared to break out of your beauty box for just one night. Take a cue from makeup artist James Boehmer, director of global artistry at Nars Cosmetics who uses his expertise at many runway shows. He describes this season's look seen at designer Carmen Marc Valvo's fall show as "baroque with a punk edge." This trend is a great way to show off a holiday face — glamour with a twist. "The eyeliner is a reference to the classic eyeliner, but with a punk spirit," says Boehmer, "so it's not delicate. The skin is very luminous; we talked about the girls looking haunted, but in a very pretty way."

An Aspirin Will Ease Your Pain DR. WALLACE: I'm 16 and dating a guy who is 17. He's a really nice guy, but one thing bothers me. I can't stand his parents. They have these weird rules like he can't date but one night a week and he has to be in his house by 11:30 p.m. unless it's a special event. He's a year older than I am, and I think his rules are unbelievable! I can go out on two days of the weekends and my curfew is midnight for Friday and Saturday. What can I do to let his parents know that they are unreasonable and are putting a crimp on his social life? — Nameless, Saint Charles, Ill.

So Morticia Addams, move over. This season, it's all about the drama, and not just during conversation around the bar. Let's get the party face started. Here are some tips and trends:

—Be prepared. The trend in makeup foundation may be all aglow ... but the shade of your foundation is critical. There are lots of factors that come into play. If you've been wearing Revlon all your life ever since you outgrew Bonne Bell in your teens then you need to take a U-turn right now, no matter where you are, and make an appointment with a makeup expert. There are hundreds of them out there ... and many of them are available instantly by just walking into your favorite department store. They can answer all your questions, including "Do I have warm undertones or cool undertones in my skin?" Ask your friends for suggestions, and get thee to a beauty consultant fast. You'll be surprised at how many years younger you may look with this one switch. —Have a rosy outlook. Yes, the nude face may be a big trend, but the holidays are all about being merry and bright! So experiment with the newest berry hues and warm up those lips. If you don't do anything else for your party face, try using a darker lipstick or gloss. This is another one of those times when consulting an expert may be your best bet. Velvety matte lipsticks and lip liners are popular now, but if you're stuck on glosses, not to worry, just try a new hue. And make sure you reapply lipstick often.

—Keep an eye out. Besides your lips, the eyes are another way to focus

NAMELESS: You have a choice. Accept the rules set by this guy's parents, or move on to another guy. When you are not out with him, spend time with your family and friends, or get lost in a good book (or your homework). For the headache, an aspirin and a glass of water will help ease your pain.

YOU ARE PAYING FOR YOUR YOUTHFUL EXUBERANCE

Model backstage at Carmen Marc Valvo's fall runway show in Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and Madere Pure Matte Lipstick. Makeup artist: James Boehmer. (narscosmetics.com). on upping the glam factor for a holiday party face. The smoky eye is now famous (and infamous) for stealing the show. But there's nothing worse than overdoing it and scaring the kids. Try some of the newer pencils that are more subtle than smearing on dark eyeshadows. Then, opt for a volumizing mascara to give your eyes that extra emphasis for an evening soiree.

—Go bold on brows. Maybe you've got the smoky eye down, but you rarely pay attention to your brows. Well, they can make a huge impact on your overall look. And this is one thing with which you can easily experiment — brow pencils and brow gels are very affordable. Fill in those barely there hairs and follow the natural line of your brows ... you'll be amazed at the results. Remember, bolder is better, but "natural" is the key word. 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 2013 CREATORS.COM

DR. WALLACE: I graduated from high school in June and I'm working for a bakery owned by my grandfather. I was not a good student and did not like to study, so I will not be attending college. My grandparents purchased a used car for me so I can get to work. I really like having my own car because I was tired of asking my mom if I could borrow hers. I am responsible for everything concerning the car — gas, upkeep, tires and insurance. I understand why gas prices are so high, but I don't understand why my insurance is unbelievably high. I don't drive recklessly, even though I do speed once in a while. Why do insurance companies sock it to teens when it comes to premiums? I think they know we will pay them because we are so excited to get our own cars. This isn't fair. We are getting ripped off! — Mike, San Diego, Calif.

MIKE: Insurance companies make money by paying out less than they take in. That's a simple statement, but it's very true. One of the factors in determining premiums is the number of accidents for various age groups. Teens have excellent motor skills and could be superb drivers, but youthful exuberance overpowers caution. Young adults have the highest accident rate of any age group, so that's why your premium seems excessive. You are paying for youthful exuberance. As an example of why insurance companies add a surcharge to young drivers, the National Highway Safety Administration reported that last year, drivers between the ages of 16 and 24 were involved in more than 16 percent of fatal alcohol-related accidents — the highest percentage of any age group. No matter what you pay, the price is relatively low for the protection you have if you are involved in an accident. Like they say, you don't need insurance until you are involved in an accident! 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. Email him at rwallace@galesburg.net. COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM


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2013 Fitness Expo: Move More, Cut Sugar, Stoke Your Chakras by Marilynn Preston So what damages your fascia? Inflammatory foods like vegetable oils and sugar, which is the biggie! Cut out inflammatory foods that trigger your pain, and your body will thank you every day.

The IDEA World Fitness & Nutrition Expo is to health and wellness what the Grand Canyon is to geology. A threeday educational extravaganza and trade show for more than 8,000 fitness fans and experts from 58 countries, the 2013 convention rocked Los Angeles in August. It included 360 teaching sessions, 15 in-depth conferences and enough spandex to fling you to the outer rings of Jupiter and home again.

FITNESS REDEFINED. "What is fitness?" Rodney Corn, cofounder of PTA Global, asked the assembled experts. The room was silent. "Fitness is gardening; it's walking; it's anything that involves movement."

I couldn't go and had to wait patiently for my October issue of the IDEA Fitness Journal to read Sandy Todd Webster, Joy Keller and Ryan Halvorson's inspiring report on the latest trends, newest dances and hottest classes.

Corn came down hard on the fitness industry. "The fitness industry is designed for the already fit, not the fat," he said. "The fit get fitter, while the fat get fatter."

Indoor cycling is still in demand, extreme dance routines like Step Dance Fusion continue to be popular, and high-intensity training and Turbo Tabata interval classes are all the rage because they really do get you fitter — faster than most other ways of working out.

Why? "People are afraid," Corn continued. They fear if they're not getting in their 30-60 minutes of vigorous or moderate activity five times per week, they might as well forget it. Not true! You can experience tremendous health benefits going from a sedentary lifestyle to one that is more active. Do whatever moves you, as long as you stick with it.

More expo news you can use:

Pilates teachers still teach proper alignment — bravo! — they are focusing less on what looks good and more on how postures feel from the inside out. "Alignment is just the gift wrap," says mind-body expert Kelly McGonical. "It's what's happening on the inside that offers true beauty."

DO YOU FEED YOUR PAIN? We all know that sitting for long periods of time — at the computer, in front of the TV — can lead to aches and pains in our lower back, shoulders and neck. But what you eat can also contribute to "movement dysfunction," reported fitness expert Michol Dalcourt. Nutrient intake affects your fascia — thin connective tissue — and if your fascia is damaged, the movement along your spine and throughout your body will feel restricted and painful.

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ALIGNMENT ISN'T EVERYTHING. While yoga and

CHAKRA NUTRITION. Eating healthy, pure and real food was celebrated constantly at the 2013 expo, just as it is in your kitchen, I hope. The number of nutrition exhibitors at the convention nearly doubled since 2012. There was greater emphasis on food choices, because what you eat is tightly linked to how you feel and the diseases you get. "Food goes way beyond calories . . . it is information," explained exercise physiologist Teri Mosley in her out-ofmainstream presentation on chakra nutrition. Foods have specific energy vibrations that interact with our energy centers, called chakras in the Eastern tradition. "Food communicates with the protein and DNA in our bodies," said Dr. Mosley, who wants us to use food to harmonize body, mind and soul. Continues on next page

Shop Small Saturday, Nov. 30 by Shawn Dell Joyce Judging from our media, you would think that Americans made the Thanksgiving holidays specifically for shopping. Each American spends an average of $856 on the holidays, according to the American Research Group. Most of those hard-earned dollars will go straight to China, since more than 70 percent of the goods on store shelves are from there. If we multiply that by the current U.S. population, that's $257, 775, 794, 632 leaving home for the holidays! I was surprised that shopping wasn't an Olympic event this year, considering how skilled we have become at sending our money overseas. If you shop for the good of the economy, keep in mind that buying products made outside of your community means that your money also leaves home for the holidays. Instead, feed your local economy by making your own gifts and buying what gifts you can't make from local, independent stores and artisans.

A recent economic study conducted in Austin, Texas found that if each household in Travis County (population 921,006) simply redirected just $100 of planned holiday spending from chain stores (carrying cheap imports) to locally owned merchants, the local economic impact would reach approximately $10 million. Imagine how $10 million would boost your community's economy. It used to be that time was less important than money in our culture, but we have become a nation of work-aholics. A recent survey found that 70 percent of us (making more than $30K/year) would gladly give up a full day's pay to have that day off from work. If you are buying gifts or giving money, you are cheating your loved ones. Instead, give gifts of time. Offer to change an elderly parent's light bulbs to compact fluorescents, or give them a coupon good for a free day's worth of caulking and winterizing. This is something they could really use, and time spent together will benefit you both. On average, we spend between 20

and 40 hours shopping for holiday gifts and waiting in long lines. You could easily make most of your holiday gifts in that time and have the added bonus of time shared as a family. Climate writer Bill McKibben, in his excellent book "Hundred Dollar Holiday" says, "I can remember almost every present that someone's made for me since we started doing these Hundred Dollar Holidays. And that's testimony in itself. I have no idea what gifts came in all those great piles under the tree in previous years. They didn't attach themselves to particular faces, particular memories." Saturday, Nov. 30 is National Shop Small Businesses Day, encouraging consumers to spend their holiday dollars in mom and pop stores instead of large chain stores. If you're buying gifts, shop local. Even better, spend time with your children and make presents for everyone. Shawn Dell Joyce is an award-winning columnist and founder of the Wallkill River School in Orange County, N.Y. You can contact her at ShawnDellJoyce@gmail.com. COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM


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Take Your Medicine, Carefully

By Holiday Mathis

week 11/28 - 12/04

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Balsamic Moon Sets the Tone

Every year, up to 10 million American children risk adverse side effects from antibiotic drugs wrongly prescribed for conditions that cannot be helped with antibiotics. The overuse of these drugs is a major factor in rising resistance in several bacterial pathogens, rendering some antibiotic drugs close to useless.

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The balsamic moon leads the way this week. This moon's name may sound like a hippy-dippy salad dressing, but it's actually a restful sliver of lunar energy eager to heal your worries, show you a glimmer of hope and help you believe again. Next comes the new moon on Monday — a perfectly fitting concept that once was immortalized in '80s pop music. This week's fresh energy has a similar driving beat.

Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guiding principles for doctors treating kids with troublesome ear infections, sinus infections and sore throats — ailments likely to provoke antibiotic treatment. —Determine the likelihood of a bacterial infection. If the source of the ailment is viral, antibiotics won't work.

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by Scott LaFee

—Weigh benefits versus risks. Antibiotics can reduce symptoms and prevent complications of an infection, but they can also carry side effects and speed antibiotic resistance. "Many people have the misconception that since antibiotics are commonly used that they are harmless," notes Dr. Lauri Hicks of the CDC. "Taking antibiotics when you have a virus can do more harm than good." Plus, they can be expensive. —Implement accurate prescribing strategies. Choose the appropriate antibiotic at the appropriate dosage for the

shortest duration required. Antibiotics aren't fully effective if not taken for the entire time they're prescribed. While the new guidelines are directed at physicians, parents should pay attention, too. Prudence now will pay off in the future. "Our medicine cabinet is nearly empty of antibiotics to treat some infections," says CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden. "If doctors prescribe antibiotics carefully, and patients take them as prescribed, we can preserve these lifesaving drugs and avoid entering a post-antibiotic era."

ues to be a big plus when it comes to living a happier, healthier lifestyle. Fitness leaders are convinced "energy flows where attention grows." It's a paradigm shift, and it's one you can use in your everyday life. When you choose to focus on your strengths instead of your weaknesses, you get better results — at work, at home and in the gym.

LIVE EXTRAORDINARILY, fitness pro Jay Blahnik exclaimed in one of the more popular closing sessions. Even the most ordinary person can live an extraordinary life, if they follow his advice: Get real. Get busy. Get over it. (Make amends and forgive, he advised.) Also, be yourself. Be brave. Don't be afraid to do things that scare you a little. And finally, be generous to yourself and others. ENERGY EXPRESS-O! FREE AT LAST "We need to move people away from machines and even traditional gyms. These things inhibit us. We need to free our movement. That is the ultimate functional training." — Dan Edwardes Marilynn Preston — healthy lifestyle expert and Emmy-winning producer — is the creator of Energy Express, the longestrunning syndicated fitness column in the country. She has a website, marilynnpreston.com, and welcomes reader questions, which can be sent to MyEnergyExpress@aol.com. She also produces EnExTV, a digital reincarnation of her award-winning TV series about sports, fitness and adventure, for kids of all ages, at youtube.com/EnExTV and facebook.com/EnExTV.

ARIES (March 21-April 19). Why is it that the people we open wide our homes and schedules to never take us up on the offer? A Scottish proverb suggests that what can be done at any time will be done at no time. That's why if you really don't want to set up a visit with someone this week, you should say, "Come on over any time!" TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Methods of change don't work unless you work them. Nothing happens until you get involved and take action. However, some methods are more exciting and motivational than others. You'll strike on a new system that has helped many achieve results. If you follow it, you'll get the same results or better. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Most things of value are hard won. If it happens very easily, it's usually a sign that there will be more to pay later. Keep this in mind as a toogood-to-be-true scenario unfolds this week. Take what's given and enjoy it, all the while realizing that the work has only just begun. CANCER (June 22-July 22). Your week will be filled with colorful characters. Some seem to love their pets more than they love their family, friends and people in general. It doesn't only seem true; it is true. If you're to pursue a relationship with this type of person, you'll have to be in a relationship with their animals, too, or it's not going to work. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You've renegotiated in the past, and now you're not so sure you can be trusted to keep the agreements you make with yourself. Try again anyhow. Make a small promise and keep it, and then another and another. This is being human. Later you'll look back and wonder why you chose to see it as a struggle. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). How big of a game do you want to play? If you want to play in the top leagues, you must be able to handle the top problems. As for the petty troubles of this week, try to approach them with grace and certainty. They are what make you better able to handle an ever-expanding life.

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Caution: Outrageous nonsense may try to

pass for plausible reality. The average casual passerby likely will be objective enough to see the outrageous nonsense as utterly ridiculous, while intelligent people close to the action may begin to question their rationality. The moral of the story is to keep objective people nearby. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Each person has a unique tolerance level for togetherness. If someone wants more social attention than you do, it can feel suffocating. If someone needs to be alone more, it can feel like a rejection. Avoid the pain of mismatched needs by consciously seeking those with a similar social set-point. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). It takes an animated person to realize when a scene is static. The others will just call it "normal" and be content to operate within it until they see the difference. You like to move energy around, and that skill will come in handy now. You'll change people's perspectives and lives this week just by being you. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). This week you'll experience another one of those situations that are no one's fault, and yet you're the only one who can make it better. Just know that making it better is not the same as accepting blame. By taking responsibility you are being the bigger and better person — but that is nothing new for you. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). No one can take away your power to choose what to think. Choosing thoughts is one of your most important abilities, and you'll use it well. It does take a bit of experimentation, as thoughts don't always lead to the expected place this week. But you'll start to recognize the thoughts that lead to action, movement and love. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). There have been times when you've wanted to amp up your appeal, but this week you can't afford to get any more appealing than you are. You don't need people wanting things from you. You have enough on the schedule already. In order to stay focused, you'll give the outside world a little less attention than usual. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: You know the difference between big problems and small problems, and you refuse to get caught up in stress or worry over small problems. The success that happens right at the top of 2014 is a direct result of your stellar attitude. You'll make an excellent trade in January; it may be trading your work or commitment for something you want very much. The love that comes into your life in February takes an unusual form. You'll put much effort into getting a certain relationship right.


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El Paso Museum of Art announces

Fall 2013 Classes and Workshops for Children

Get your hands dirty at the El Paso Museum of Art this fall. Learn to paint, throw a pot, or explore a new medium.

Preschool Workshops Museum Looks and Picture Books Children ages 3-5 and a caregiver. Upcoming session: December 12, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Tuition: Free for members and Active Military Personnel with ID. Non-Members $10, which includes free admission to Discovering the American Modern 1907-1936: The King Collection. No pre-registration. Limited to the first 8 children and their caregivers. For more information call (915) 532-1707, ext. 65 or 27 Register on-line at www.elpasoartmuseum.org


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CINEMARK EAST MONTANA

12704 East Montana - East of Joe Battle

Schedule good for Friday Nov 29 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire PG-13 146 Mins11:55am | 3:35pm | 7:15pm | 10:55pm Digital Cinema 10:05am | 11:00am | 12:50pm | 1:45pm | 2:40pm | 4:30pm | 5:25pm | 6:20pm | 8:10pm | 9:05pm | 10:00pm Frozen PG102 Mins 10:00am | 1:00pm | 3:00pm | 4:00pm | 7:00pm |9:00pm | 10:00pm Digital Cinema 11:15am | 12:00pm | 2:10pm | 5:05pm | 6:00pm | 8:00pm Homefront Not Rated 110 Mins Digital Cinema 10:00am | 11:50am | 2:35pm | 5:20pm | 8:05pm | 10:50pm Black Nativity PG Mins Digital Cinema 10:10am | 12:40pm | 3:10pm | 5:40pm | 8:10pm | 10:45pm Thor: The Dark World

PG-13111 Mins 4:35pm | 10:25pm Digital Cinema 10:45am| 1:40pm | 7:30pm Delivery Man PG-13105 Mins Digital Cinema 11:20am | 2:00pm | 4:45pm | 7:20pm | 11:00pm The Best Man Holiday R129 MinsDigital Cinema 10:40am | 1:40pm | 4:40pm | 7:40pm | 10:40pm Last VegasPG-13104 Mins Digital Cinema 10:05pm Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa R92 Mins Digital Cinema 10:15am | 12:40pm | 3:05pm | 5:30pm | 7:55pm | 10:20pm Gravity PG-1391 Mins 10:30pm Free Birds PG84 Mins 2:55pm | 7:45pm Digital Cinema 10:05am | 12:30pm | 5:20pm

CINEMARK MOVIE BISTRO

CINEMARK CIELO VISTA Gateway West Blvd/Cielo Vista Mall

Schedule good for Friday Nov 29 Sunland Park Mall Schedule good for Fri. Nov 29 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire PG-13146 Mins Digital Cinema with Partial Reserved Seating 10:00am | 12:00pm | 1:30pm | 3:30pm | 5:00pm | 7:00pm | 8:30pm | 10:30pm Frozen PG102 Mins with Partial Reserved Seating 1:05pm | 6:45pm Digital Cinema with Partial Reserved Seating 10:15am | 3:55pm | 9:35pm Homefront Not Rated 110 Mins Digital Cinema with Partial Reserved Seating 11:45am | 2:30pm | 5:15pm | 8:00pm | 10:35pm Thor: The Dark World PG-13 111 Minswith Partial Reserved Seating 1:10pm | 7:20pm Digital Cinema with Partial Reserved Seating 10:20am | 4:25pm | 10:10pm Delivery Man PG-13 105 Mins Digital Cinema with Partial Reserved Seating 11:25am | 2:10pm | 4:45pm | 7:40pm | 10:20pm

Black Nativity PG Digital Cinema 10:05am | 1:05pm | 4:05pm | 7:05pm | 10:05pm Thor: The Dark World PG-13111 Mins10:30am | 1:30pm | 4:30pm | 7:30pm | 10:30pm 12:00pm | 3:00pm | 6:00pm | 9:00pm Digital Cinema 11:15am | 2:15pm | 5:15pm | 8:15pm | 11:00pm Last Vegas PG-13 104 Mins Digital Cinema 10:15am | 1:15pm | 4:15pm | 7:15pm Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa R92 Mins Digital Cinema 10:40am | 1:40pm | 4:40pm |

7:40pm | 10:40pm The Dallas Buyers Club R Digital Cinema 10:10am | 1:10pm | 4:10pm|7:10p| 10:10pm PhilomenaPG-1397 Mins CinéArts Digital 10:35am | 1:35pm | 4:35pm | 7:35pm | 10:35pm About Time R124 Mins Digital Cinema 10:25am | 1:25pm | 4:25pm | 7:25pm | 10:25pm The Book Thief PG-13127 MinsCinéArts Digital 10:20am | 1:20pm | 4:20pm | 7:20pm | 10:20pm Ender's GamePG-13 114 MinsDigital Cinema 10:45am | 1:45pm |

4:45pm | 7:45pm | 10:45pm 12 Years a Slave R134 MinsDigital Cinema 10:00am | 1:10pm | 4:20pm|7:30p| 10:40pm All Is LostPG-13105 MinsCinéArts Digital 7:00pm | 10:00pm Escape PlanR116 Mins Digital Cinema 10:15pm Kill Your Darlings R102 MinsCinéArts Digital 10:50am | 1:50pm | 4:50pm|7:50p| 10:50pm Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 PG95 Mins10:00am | 4:00pm Digital Cinema 1:00pm

CINEMARK 14 - EL PASO

West side of El Paso .- 7440 Remcon Circle

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Homefront Not Rated110 MinsDigital Cinema 10:50am | 1:50pm | 4:50pm|7:50pm | 10:45pm Thor: The Dark World PG-13111 Mins10:00am | 4:20pm | 10:30pm Digital Cinema 1:10pm | 7:30pm Delivery Man PG-13 105 Mins Digital Cinema 10:40am| 1:40pm| 4:40pm | 7:40pm | 10:35pm The Book Thief PG-13127 Mins Digital Cinema 9:05am | 12:20pm | 3:45pm |7:20pm| 10:50pm

Last Vegas PG-13 104 Mins Digital Cinema 9:50am | 12:50pm | 3:55pm | 6:50pm | 9:50pm Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa R92 Mins Digital Cinema 11:40am | 2:30pm | 5:20pm | 8:10pm | 10:55pm Gravity PG-1391 Mins 9:30pm Free BirdsPG84 Mins 10:10am | 3:40pm Digital Cinema 12:55pm | 6:40pm

Premiere Cinemas 6101 Gateway West S.15 Schedule good for Thursday Nov 28 2D FREE BIRDS (PG) Running Time: 101 minutes | 2:25 pm | 4:40 pm | 7:00 pm | 9:25 pm *2D FROZEN (PG) Running Time: 118 minutes | 2:00 pm | 2:45 pm | 4:30 pm | 7:00 pm | 7:45 pm | 9:45 pm 2D GRAVITY (PG13)Running Time: 101 minutes | 2:05 pm *3D FROZEN (PG) Running Time: 118 minutes 1:15 pm | 3:45 pm | 5:15 pm | 6:15 pm | 8:45 pm | 10:15 pm *3D GRAVITY (PG13) Running Time: 101 minutes | 4:30 pm | 7:10 pm | 9:35 pm *CAPTAIN PHILLIPS (PG13) Running Time: 144 minutes | 1:30 pm | 4:30 pm | 7:25 pm | 10:25 pm *D-BOX THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG13)Running Time: 156 minutes 3:15 pm | 6:30 pm | 9:40 pm *DELIVERY MAN (PG13) 115 minutes 2:20 pm | 4:45 pm | 7:15 pm | 9:40 pm *HOMEFRONT (R)110 minutes | 1:20 pm | 2:20 pm | 3:55 pm | 4:55 pm | 6:40 pm | 7:40 pm | 9:20 pm | 10:10 pm *THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG13)156 minutes 1:10 pm | 2:10 pm | 3:15 pm | 3:45 pm | 4:35 pm | 5:20 pm | 6:30 pm | 7:00 pm | 7:45 pm | 8:30 pm | 9:40 pm | 10:10 pm | 10:55 pm *THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE THE IMAX EXPERIENCE (PG13) Running Time: 156 minutes 12:45 pm | 4:05 pm | 7:20 pm | 10:40 pm *OLDBOY (R)Running Time:114 minutes 12:45 pm | 3:00 pm | 5:25 pm | 7:50 pm | 10:15 pm *THE ARMSTRONG LIE (R)132 minutes | 2:25 pm | 5:05 pm | 7:55 pm | 10:40 pm *THE BEST MAN HOLIDAY (R) Running Time: 132 minutes | 2:00 pm | 4:50 pm | 7:35 pm | 10:20 pm

TINSELTOWN Las Palmas i-10 @ Zaragosa

Schedule good for Friday Nov 29 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire PG-13 146 Mins 11:15am | 2:45pm | 6:15pm | 9:45pm Digital Cinema 10:40am | 11:50am 12:25pm | 1:00pm | 1:35pm | 2:10pm | 3:20pm | 3:55pm | 4:30pm | 5:05pm | 5:40pm | 6:50pm | 7:25pm | 8:00pm | 8:35pm | 9:10pm | 10:20pm Frozen PG102 Mins 11:45am | 1:15pm | 2:40pm | 4:10pm | 5:35pm | 7:05pm | 8:30pm | 10:00pm Digital Cinema 10:25am | 11:00am 12:30pm | 1:55pm | 3:25pm | 4:50pm | 6:20pm | 7:45pm | 9:15pm | 10:35pm Homefront

Not Rated110 Mins Digital Cinema 10:30am | 1:25pm | 4:20pm | 7:15pm | 10:05pm Black Nativity PG Mins Digital Cinema 11:35am | 2:05pm | 4:35pm | 7:20pm | 9:50pm Thor: The Dark World PG-13 111 Mins 12:20pm | 3:15pm | 6:10pm | 9:00pm Digital Cinema 11:10am | 2:00pm | 4:45pm | 7:35pm | 10:30pm Oldboy R103 Mins Digital Cinema 11:30am | 2:15pm | 5:00pm | 7:55pm | 10:40pm Delivery Man PG-13 105 Mins Digital Cinema 10:55am | 1:45pm |

4:25pm | 7:10pm | 9:55pm The Best Man Holiday R129 Mins Digital Cinema 12:40pm | 4:00pm | 7:00pm | 10:10pm Last Vegas PG-13 104 Mins Digital Cinema 11:05am | 1:50pm | 4:40pm | 7:30pm | 10:15pm Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa R92 Mins Digital Cinema 12:15pm | 2:50pm | 5:15pm | 7:50pm | 10:25pm Gravity PG-13 91 Mins 10:10pm Free Birds PG84 Mins 12:05pm | 5:10pm Digital Cinema 2:35pm | 7:40pm

Schedule good for Fri. Nov 29 BEST MAN HOLIDAY (R)1:00 | 4:00 | 7:10 | 10:05 | 12:00am BLACK NATIVITY (PG)11:00 | 1:25 | 4:10 | 7:05 | 9:30 | 12:00am | 12:10am DELIVERY MAN (PG13) 11:30 | 2:05 | 4:40 | 7:30 | 10:05 | 12:00am FREE BIRDS 2D (PG) 11:00 | 1:15 | 4:00 | 7:00 | 9:15 FROZEN 2D (PG) 11:00 | 12:45 | 1:20 | 3:25 | 4:00 | 6:05 | 7:00 | 8:45 | 9:20 | 11:30 FROZEN 3D (PG) 12:00 | 2:20 | 5:00 | 8:00 | 10:20 GRAVITY 3D (PG13) 11:00 | 1:25 | 4:00 | 6:45 | 9:10 HOMEFRONT (R) 11:15 | 1:50 | 4:25 | 7:00 | 9:35 HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (PG13) 11:00 | 12:00 | 1:00 | 3:00 | 4:00 | 5:00 | 6:20 | 7:15 | 8:15 | 9:40 | 10:30 | 11:30 | 12:00am JACKASS PRESENTS:BAD GRANDPA (R) 1:25 | 4:00 | 7:00 | 9:25 | 12:00am LAST VEGAS (PG13) 11:10 | 1:45 | 4:20 | 7:10 | 9:45 | 12:20am THOR: DARK WORLD 2D (PG13) 11:45 | 1:00 | 2:30 | 4:00 | 5:15 | 7:00 | 8:00 | 9:45 | 12:20am


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Now Showing

FROZEN

THE BOOK THIEF

Open Nationwide 11/27/13 Runtime 102 min MPAA Rating PG for Mild Rude Humor, Some Action. Starring Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, Alan Tudyk, Ciarán Hinds, Chris Williams Genre Musical comedy, Adventure, Animated

Runtime 127 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for Some Violence, Intense Thematic Material. Starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse, Nico Liersch, Ben Schnetzer, Levin Liam, Barbara Auer, Roger Allam, Kirsten Block, Carina N. Wiese, Hildegard Schroedter, Sandra Nedeleff, Mike Maas Genre Historical drama

Synopsis When their kingdom becomes trapped in perpetual winter, fearless Anna (Kristen Bell) joins forces with mountaineer Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his reindeer sidekick to find Anna's sister, the Snow Queen Elsa (Idina Menzel), to break her icy spell. Although their epic journey leads them to encounters with mystical trolls, a comedic snowman (Josh Gad), harsh conditions, and magic at every turn, Anna and Kristoff bravely push onward in a race to save their kingdom from winter's cold grip.

Synopsis In 1938, young orphan Liesel (Sophie Nélisse) arrives at the home of her new foster parents, Hans (Geoffrey Rush) and Rosa (Emily Watson). When Hans, a kindly housepainter, learns that Liesel cannot read, he teaches the child the wonders of the written language. Liesel grows to love books, even rescuing one from a Nazi bonfire. Though Liesel's new family barely scrape by, their situation becomes even more precarious when they secretly shelter a Jewish boy whose father once saved Hans' life.


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Dj Spotlight | Nick Thayer

Music Releases

December 3rd Boston - Life, Love and Hope

Nightlife calendar Nov 29th

Marc Houle@ The Netwerk

Dec 5th

JT Donaldson @ 1914

Brittany Spears - Brittany Jean

“Nick is one of the most versatile producers I know … taking everything from house to drum and bass to moombahton and putting his own forwardthinking spin on it. Not genre bound, just music bound.” – Skrillex In his own words, Nick Thayer might be best described as “the musical equivalent of putting seven glowsticks in a blender”. As renowned for uninhibited and unashamedly eclectic DJ sets as he is for impeccable production, Nick’s cut-

loose mentality is his trademark both in the club and in the studio. “I don’t care about genres. Good music is good music,” he says. You could put this unbound attitude down to his classically trained background, his stint in grunge and funk bands or even his lifelong love of hair rock. Whatever it is, one thing’s certain: Nick Thayer was made for this. Hand picked by Skrillex to join OWLSA whilst the label was still in its infancy, Nick Thayer's Like

Boom EP (Feb 2012) showcased his ability to draw disparate genres together seamlessly. The follow up Worlds Collide EP (June 2013) takes this approach and supercharges it. Nick's classical training and rock-band chops all shine with impeccable production and sparkling details. Thayer's club sets are an aural feast, as energetic as they are versatile. Nick Thayer is the epitome of an artist who is always evolving.

Dec 6th

Wolf and Lamb @ 301 Live

Muse - Live at Rome Olympic Stadium Jake Owen - Days of Gold

Dec 13th

Look Daggers @Lowbrow Palace

Ryan Kelly - Life Cher - The Lowdown King Crimson - Red Dido - Greatest Hits Cannibal Ox - Cold Vein One Direction - Midnight Memories Milosh - Jet Lag


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Johnson’s crew chief Chad Knaus rises to the top Chase Elliott named of his class with sixth Sprint Cup championship Driver of the Year by NOTEBOOK

“Yeah, we work hard,” Knaus said of crew chiefs today. “We get headaches. I work on a computer. That dude was in there cutting with a torch; cutting, building, stuff like that. No matter what we’re able to do with the 48 car, it will never surpass what those guys did.” Veteran team owner Eddie Wood, who co-owns his

Georgia Auto Racing Hall of Fame Chase Elliott has been named Driver of the Year by the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame. Elliott, the 17-year-old son of former Sprint Cup champion Bill Elliott, won a Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. He became the youngest superspeedway winner in ARCA history with a victory at Pocono Raceway and won numerous Late Model races, including the All American 400 at the Nashville Fairgrounds, which gave him victories in all four of Late Model racing’s major events.

“I wouldn’t want to be a crew chief in either era,” Wood said. “The jobs were different, but in many ways, they’re the same. And the pressure is the same for both of them.” For today’s crew chief, there’s the added pressure of the spotlight that surrounds a Cup team, Wood said. “If you make a mistake now — or do something good — everybody knows about it within seconds because of TV and Twitter and things like that,” he said. Wood said that early crew chiefs did far more handson work. “Leonard changed tires on pit stops until he was 55, and I think Inman was in his 40s before he stopped,” Wood said. “But I’m also amazed at what Knaus has been able to do. It’s something to win six Cup championships, as competitive as this series is today.” Wood is not alone in saying that Knaus, who once changed tires, too, early in his career, has risen to the top of his class in the current environment. His driver is the first to acknowledge that he’s a big part of the No. 48 team’s success. It’s evident, Jimmie Johnson said, when one considers that the other three teams at Hendrick Motorsports, as well

Chad Knaus, right, crew chief for 2013 Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, left, is a big part of the success of the No. 48 team. as the three at Stewart-Haas Racing, all have the same tools and technology as Johnson and Knaus, but haven’t achieved nearly as much. “We all have the same equipment,” Johnson said. “We do develop our own styles as far as a driver, a crew chief, the way we set our cars up. We kind of migrate off into different directions, although they are close together. We do end up with differences in our cars. That boils down to the crew chief and driver styles.” Johnson, like many in the sport, appreciates the positive results that come from good chemistry between driver and crew chief. “Over the years, we’ve seen pairings that work, and I feel fortunate to have that

happen with me and Chad,” he said. “There’s something magical there and it works. “I say this confidently: I would not have the success I’ve had in this sport if it wasn’t for Chad and our relationship together.”

Chase Elliott

But just as it’s difficult to compare the accomplishments of Johnson’s to Petty’s because they came in different eras of the sport, the jobs performed by Knaus and Inman bear few similarities. “I’m not even close to [Inman],” Knaus said during the champion’s interview at Homestead-Miami Speedway. “He’s an amazing individual. He actually stopped me [Sunday]. “He’s like, ‘Son, you don’t know what hard work is.’ I said, ‘You’re exactly right, sir. I have no idea.’ ” Knaus pointed out that Inman won titles with different drivers and different teams, and did it in a time when crew chiefs actually were hands-on mechanics and often hauled the race cars to the tracks themselves.

family’s No. 21 Ford, has lived through both eras of crew chiefs. He’s watched his own uncle, Leonard Wood, and Inman, as both went through their Hall of Fame careers. And he’s seen Knaus and his generation at work.

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Jimmie Johnson’s sixth Sprint Cup championship moved him to within one title of NASCAR’s all-time leaders, Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt, and it also moved his crew chief, Chad Knaus, to just two behind Dale Inman, who has eight championships — seven with Petty and one with Terry Labonte.

Chase Elliott


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Power meets luxury in the Ford F-250 Super Duty Platinum By Christopher A. Randazzo I’ll be honest - I don’t live on a ranch. And I don’t own a boat or anything that requires towing around the state. And really, I have no business driving around town in a truck like the mighty 2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty. But when handed the keys of such a beautiful, big truck, I didn’t hesitate to jump into this big boy.

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Top-20 finishes this season for Danica Patrick.

finishes for Sprint Cup Rookie of 3 Top-10 the Year Ricky Stenhouse Jr.

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Top-10 finishes for Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, tops among all drivers.

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Top-5 finishes for Greg Biffle, the fewest of any driver who made the 2013 Chase for the Sprint Cup..

Being familiar with the everso-popular yet smaller F-150, I thought I would feel right at home in the larger F-250. I did, but it was a totally different type of home. The Super Duty Ford trucks, (F-250s and larger), are built on stronger, more robust platforms than the F-150 in order to handle larger payloads. A few years ago Ford gave the Super Duty line a revised exterior as well as new gas and diesel engines – giving these new big trucks one of the largest payload capacities and highest towing capabilities in their respective classes. Now for 2013, Ford has added an extra dose of luxury to the F-250 with a new trim level – the ulta-plush Platinum. Placed above the King Ranch, the Plat-

inum adds 20-inch polished alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, unique wood-tone interior, upgraded leather seating and heated and vented seats along with a heated steering wheel. If it sounds like the ultimate in truck luxury – it is. Getting down to business on what makes the Ford F-250 go, there are two V8s to choose from, and both are monsters. The gas engine which comes in at 6.2 liters, is standard in the Super Duty and delivers 385 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. Good numbers, sure, but things really get serious when you opt for the turbodiesel. Dishing out 400 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque from the 6.7

liter V8, a properly equipped F250 can tow up to 14,000 pounds with a conventional trailer. If the F-250 is to be used for fifth-wheel towing, it can be configured to tow up to 16,700 pounds. Payload capacity is an impressive 4,290 pounds. Both engines are mated to a six-speed transmission. Climbing inside the cabin of the F-250 takes a little effort, but once in, a familiar ambiance awaits the occupants. The interior carries a blocky industrial theme that provides for big and easy controls and buttons. Continues on page 18


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Crew chief shuffle underway among Sprint Cup teams for 2014 Tony Stewart isn’t the only driver getting a new crew chief next season. Stewart-Haas Racing, in addition to pairing Stewart with Chad Johnston, has promoted Daniel Knost from race engineer for Ryan Newman’s No. 39 to crew chief for the No. 41 and incoming driver Kurt Busch. Rodney Childers, who, like Johnston, most recently worked at Michael Waltrip Racing, will be crew chief for Kevin Harvick. Tony Gibson will return as crew chief for Danica Patrick. Stewart’s former

crew chief, Steve Addington, has moved to the No. 51 Chevrolet at Phoenix Racing. The driver lineup for that car has not been announced. At Roush Fenway Racing, Mike Kelley, who has been crew chief for the team’s No. 6 Nationwide Series car, will move to the Cup Series and serve as crew chief for Rookie of the Year Ricky Stenhouse Jr., who worked with Kelley when he was in the Nationwide Series. Chad Norris will take Kelley’s old job at the No. 6

team, where he will work with Trevor Bayne. Scott Graves, who worked with Stenhouse in Cup this year, will return to the Nationwide Series and work with Chris Buescher. Seth Barber will work with Ryan Reed on the No. 16 Nationwide team. Jimmy Fennig will remain as Carl Edwards’ crew chief, and Matt Puccia returns to Greg Biffle’s team. “As with any season, we always sit down at the end of the year and evaluate where we are, what we have and what we think are the best options to

put our teams in the best position to compete for wins and championships,” team owner Jack Roush said in a release announcing the changes. “In this case, a reorganization that realigns Ricky and Mike, allows Scott to work with Chris, and

reunites Chad with Trevor, made the most sense. “Scott will help provide Chris with the type of guidance that helped Ricky improve throughout this season and close out the rookie award. Chad will bring veteran leader-

ship and a steady hand to the No. 6 team with Trevor that we feel will be beneficial, and Seth and Ryan have exhibited a strong chemistry that the team is excited to build on in 2014.”

NOTEBOOK

Wix Filters to sponsor Newman at RCR Wix Filters is moving its sponsorship dollars from Stewart-Haas Racing to Richard Childress Racing, continuing its relationship with Ryan Newman, who is moving from Stewart-Haas to RCR, where he will replace Jeff Burton as driver of the No. 31 Chevrolet. Wix will be the primary sponsor of the No. 31 for three Cup races as well as another for Brendan Gaughan in the Nationwide Series.


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Ford F-250... Continued from page 16 The seats are comfortable and there is plenty of usable room throughout the inside. But my favorite feature in the F-250 as with most recent Fords I have been in has to be the 4.2 inch LCD multifunction display in the instrument panel. Displaying sharp colors and graphics, you can customize it to show fuel mileage, trip information, or towing and off road information. The F-250 Platinum F-250 feels like a Texas ranch limousine. The cabin is huge and the special leather interior gives the truck an upscale look and feel. It’s very plush, but I will say, it does lack that special touch that that the King Ranch logo offers. No worries as the King Ranch trim level is still offered – it’s just a step down from the Platinum. While the F-250 is big and can be a bit intimidating to look at, I found driving it to be surprisingly easy. While you do feel its heft, it’s quite manageable. Of course, there is an abundance of power, with the 800 lb-ft of torque at your disposal under your right foot. The ride is pretty impressive too, but it can be a little jittery on rough

surfaces when it’s unloaded. Unfortunately, I didn’t have anything to tow, not even a ranch to visit or a barn to park it in to make the big Ford feel at home. Still, though, I got the idea that the F-250 would be able to handle any task thrown its way. Ford truck owners think so too as they are the most loyal buyers in the industry.

It amazes me how big, heavy trucks made strictly for work purposes are fitting more and more into mainstream driving. The F-250, as big as it is, does well in city living. It is comfortable, has a good, mean look to it, and can be counted on when needed. For me, all I need is an excuse to get one. Like a boat. Oh yeah, and a lot of money.

By The Numbers:

2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty Crew Cab 4x4 Platinum Base Price: $52,755.00 Price as Tested: $63,830.00 Layout: front-engine / four-wheel drive Engine: 6.7 liter V8 turbodiesel Transmission: 6-speed automatic Horsepower: 400 hp Torque: 800 ft-lbs [Visit me at www.carsbycar.blogspot.com or email me at autocran@gmail.com]


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Home Can be Hipper the Second Time Around By Rose Bennett Gilbert

Q: We are second-time young marrieds and

want to start fresh when decorating our new house — no carryovers from either "starter marriage" (I had Early American, while his was Bauhaus modern). What's new and fun? Can you show something to get us thinking?

A: I could show you 100 fresh, fun "some-

things," thanks to Michael Lassell, author of a new book showcasing 100 projects that he calls "the last word on modern interiors." That may be a bit of a pun: The "word" comes from the pages of the Metropolitan Home magazine, which has now ceased publication. The magazine's loss is a book-lover's gain. Titled "Design 100" (Filipacchi Publishing), the book offers an insider tour of modern interiors by top designers all across the county. And there's nary a cliche in its 240 pages. The pictured eccentric living room is the love child of Jonathan Adler, the potter-turned-contemporary designer of furniture and furnishings that smack of 1950s but take on a new life of their own, thanks to Adler's wonderfully wacky way of looking at things. This is the sitting room

Fun, familiar, and yet unique, there's no place like this home designed by Jonathan Adler. Photo by Joshua McHugh, courtesy of Filipacchi Publishing. of a New York City penthouse, but its unconventional attitude could translate almost anywhere. Takeaways include the black-and-white color scheme (revved up with jolts of turquoise and screaming pink); the interesting interplay of textures (slick, dark wood floor against shag — yes, shag — rug); and dramatic scale of the furnishings (towering lamps on dainty nesting tables). This is hardly your erstwhile Early American or run-of-the-Bauhaus modern! Author Lassell calls it "playfully glamorous." "There's no other place remotely like it," Lassell concludes. COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM.

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Lukewarm about a Traditional Bath? Q: I like contemporary design, but my wife is into more traditional decor. We are adding a master suite to our house (which is mostly traditional — guess who rules this roost!) There will be two baths, his and hers, and I am determined that "his" will be con-

temporary. I would consider any ideas for blending our tastes, if that's possible.

A: Not only is it possible, "blendship" seems to be the latest word in design, at least for the millennials, children of the post WWII boomer generation, born between 1980 and circa 2000. The darlings of the marketing

pros, millennials are mad about modern, as in cutting-edge now ! It's OK for their parents to fawn over mid-century modern, but the next generation wants to come home to minimalist rooms — cool, calming, serene and uncluttered. Candice Olson is one designer who knows how to turn all those adjectives into living spaces. Author and star of

Warm wood walls and textured flooring take the chill off an ultra-contemporary, prize-winning bath. Photo courtesy Duravit. HGTV's "Divine Design," she has just created a collection of cool rugs for Surya that debuted at the High Point, N.C., Furniture Market last week. "Urban Contemporary," as Candice calls the look, is all about sleek and clean. But her definition of "cool" includes a generous helping of warmth. According to the designer, the millennials want their hardedged, angular contemporary softened with "natural materials like wood, leather, and wool." The rooms she showed were balanced with textures — pile — even shag! — carpeting on the floor, weathered wood paneling on the walls, like that. Home should be a retreat from the millennials' high-pressure real lives, Candice said. Take, for example, the ER doctor who asked her to create a home that would be serene and free of the chaos and drama that dominated his day job. "For him, minimalism was perfect," she said. So she curated and edited, using angular, geometric furnishing and just enough texture — supplied by shag rugs — to take off the chill. It's the wood walls and tradi-

tional herringbone floor that takes the chill — but not the thrill — away from the ubermodern bath we show here. Designed by the firm Alberto/Esteban (Alberto Mizuno and Esteban Cruces), it's literally a winner. Duravit, the venerable German company known for out-there designs in bathroom furniture, just gave this bath an honorable mention in its first design competition, the Duravit Designer Dream Bath Competition. The Canadian architect Nicolas Koff was the top winner in the competition, but I thought the Alberto/Esteban bath might inspire you with its warm woods and vigorous textures balanced against Duravit's luxuriously

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sleek DuraStyle products. Stay tuned for more trends and ideas that surfaced at the vast High Point Furniture Market. The Market's approximately 80 million square feet of show space are vibrant with the latest in designs for everything from sofas and chandeliers to fabrics, lamps, light fixtures and rugs. We may not cover all 80 million square feet, but Decor Score's Market Report will continue next week ... and the next. Rose Bennett Gilbert is the coauthor of "Manhattan Style" and six other books on interior design. COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM


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