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We love working at El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank (EPFH) knowing that we are part of an organization that feeds thousands of people who are hungry every day. We realize that feeding those who are hungry makes a real difference in their lives, and also in ours. We see working parents struggling to feed their family. But after paying the rent, utilities and other expenses they often don’t have enough left over to buy groceries. By providing food to these families, we are making a real difference for thousands in our community.

All of us at one time or another have probably received assistance from friends or family during a difficult time. It feels good to pay it forward. Thanks to our school pantry programs, many children who used to arrive home from school to a house with no food, now have enough to help them thrive. A child without proper nutrition will have decreased potential for success in life. Nourishing our children ensures a better future for them and our entire community. And who doesn’t love putting a smile on a child’s face? This is such important work and we couldn’t do it without your support. Can we count on your donation today? As Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

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Winterfest

6TH ANNUAL CHRISTKINDLE MARKET

December 3- January 8

Venue:Main Street - San Elizario Historic DistrictAdmission:FreeWebsite:www.SanEl izarioHistoricDistrict.orgContact Name:Al BorregoContact E-mail Address: ab@alborrego.comContact Phone Number:915-851-0093

El Paso Live will be hosting El Paso’s newest and coolest winter event, WinterFest, presented by The Hospitals of Providence and Providence Children’s Hospital. Downtown Arts Festival Plaza and surrounding areas will come to life December 3 through January 8 with lights, food, holiday shopping, special events and the coolest thing of all, an outdoor ice skating rink located near the Plaza Theatre. Among many activities there will be an Ice Skating rink in the winter village. A warming tent will be on-site along with Big Media Kringle Kafe serving Coffee Box Coffee and Mexican Eatery Tamales. One of the biggest attractions will bt the Winterfest Tree which is going to be Huge. The Plaza will also be showing holiday movies this year to go with Winterfest. Venue:Downtown Arts Festival Plaza Admission:FREE to SEE $ 8 to SKATE $7 Military Skate Pass $5 Kid (5 & under)Skate Pass Tickets on sale soon!

December 2-4, 2016 Main Street, San Elizario, TX

The 6th Annual, Christmas holiday market takes place in the heart of the San Elizario Historic Art District and offers unique crafts and gifts for sale, a variety of entertainment, as well as German food and drinks. ChristKindleMarket offers a holiday shopping experience unlike the department stores in the area, as many of the items are handcrafted and incredibly unique. Wares range from hand-painted glass and wooden ornaments, nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks, jewelry, toys, clothing, and more. Many of the vendors also offer demonstrations of the making of their items.

ket will have a number of food and drink vendors on site as well. German sausages, sauerkraut, and potato pancakes are all on tap. Sweets, pastries and candies help provide a nice finish to your meal. To drink, German beers will be on hand as well as the traditional “Glühwein”, a hot spiced wine that is served around the holidays. So this Christmas season, gather up the family and swing by ChristKindleMarket San Elizario for a one of a kind holiday experience — outside of Germany, that is. On Friday: Christmas tree lighting and St Nicholas arrives at 6:30pm. Friday December 2nd from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday December 3rd from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday December 4th from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rain or Shine!!! Frohe Weihnachten!!

As it’s important to keep a full belly to stay warm in the winter chill, ChristKindleMar-


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Prevention Tips for Burglary of Vehicles, and Automobile Thefts Please be advised that during the holiday season an increase of Burglary of Vehicles and Automobile Thefts will occur.

5.Park your vehicle in a secured lighted area. 6.Report suspicious activity or individuals to the El Paso Police Department Non-Emergency number 8324400 or call 911.

These crimes occur at various locations and hours. The El Paso Police Department reminds you, and your family to remain alert, and to practice Pro-Active Crime Prevention measures to help reduce the odds of you becoming a victim of crime.

These Crimes are Crimes of opportunity. When you practice these tips, you reduce the opportunity. We also request you share this information with your family. On behalf of the officers, and staff of the Pebble Hills Regional Command Center, and the El Paso Police Department we thank you for your attention and support.

You can be an effective Crime Stopper if you:

2.Use an anti-theft device such as a burglar alarm or a steering wheel lock. 3.Do not leave any packages, electronics, or other valuables in plain sight. 4.Secure your valuables in your vehicle’s trunk or in an out of sight storage.

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1.Always lock your vehicle and keep your vehicle windows rolled up.

Pebble Hills Regional Command Center 10780 Pebble Hills Blvd. El Paso, TX 79935 915-212-4683

New Mexico Department of Health to Host Flu Shot Clinic in Las Cruces High-Risk Residents Strongly Encouraged to Attend SANTA FE, N.M. – The New Mexico Department of Health’s Las Cruces Public Health Office will be hosting a flu shot clinic on Friday, December 2nd from 1:303:30 p.m. at St. Genevieve Parish Hall, 1025 E. Las Cruces Ave. in Las Cruces, NM. There is no charge to those attending the clinic. Public Health offices throughout the state have vaccines available for those without insurance or who are otherwise not able to get vaccinated. Those with Medicaid or other insurance who go to Public Health Offices are asked to bring their insurance card. Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu vaccine each flu season, especially people in the following groups because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people at high risk for developing flu-related complications:

• Children 6 months through 4 years of age • Pregnant women (any trimester) • People age 50 and older • People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, lung or heart disease, and those who are immunocompromised • People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities • People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu • American Indians and Alaskan Natives • People who are morbidly obese • Healthcare and early childhood personnel The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses which are expected to be most common during the upcoming season. Vaccination remains the best protection against influenza. For more information on the no-charge flu shot clinic, call the Las Cruces Public Health Office at (575) 528-5001.


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Weather 101

By: “Doppler” Dave Speelman

What time of the morning is the coldest? If you typically get up and out the door early in the morning, you probably know that it’s pretty chilly right around sunrise. Actually, the coldest air of the morning is typically just after sunrise – up to an hour after sunrise. This general rule of thumb is valid as long as we have the right ingredients in place. These ingredients are generally clear skies, low humidity, light winds and a cool pocket of air hanging around. If we have a passing cold front or general storm heading our way, this could mess up the general rule.

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The reason that we have the coldest air around sunrise, or shortly thereafter, is because the outgoing heat emitted from the earth is greater in comparison to the incoming solar radiation. When the sun rises, it begins baking the earth – all day long until sunset. It’s this sunrise to sunset time period that we have substantially more heating than cooling. When the sun goes down, we begin to gradually cool the earth until reaching a peak heat loss shortly after sunrise. This is the time the earth is the coldest and typically the time of the morning that we record the low temperature of the day.

Weather Trivia: What is our coldest month of the year and what is the average temperature? “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.

A. B. C. D.

December, 51 degrees December, 45 degrees January, 41 degrees January, 39 degrees Answer: B

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Partly Cloudy 30% Rain Late

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El Paso Electric Helps Protect Customers by Joining Anti-Scam Coalition El Paso Electric (EPE) is proud to stand with its fellow electric companies, as well as utilities in the natural gas and water sectors, to observe the inaugural Utilities United Against Scams Coalition (UUAS) day. Most utility scams involve criminals posing as electric, natural gas, or water provider employees—either in-person, over the phone, or online—and demanding immediate payment via cash or reloadable debit cards while falsely threatening to disconnect the customer’s service. These criminals can be very convincing and often target those who are most vulnerable, including small business owners, seniors, and non-native English speakers. However, with the right information, customers can learn to avoid and report these predatory scams.

Customers who believe they have been targeted by scammers impersonating an EPE employee should follow these tips: ● Hang up the phone or close the door, and call our customer service office at (915) 543-5970 or (575) 526-5555. ● Decline to pay any caller or visitor claiming to be an EPE representative using a prepaid card, such as a Green Dot card, a wire transfer, or similar forms of payment - especially those requiring an intermediary. ● Ignore suspicious requests for personal information such as bank account numbers, user names and passwords, credit card numbers, or Social Security numbers. ● Delete all emails that demand immediate payment or personal information or that are from a company that is not EPE. ● Do not sign contracts until they have been reviewed carefully. Terms and agreements are always subject to regulatory change so it is always best to contact EPE if you have any questions involving contracts that may affect your electric service. ● Contact local police through the non-emergency telephone number or contact the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftccomplaintassistant.gov ● Additional scams involve sales calls promising programs that will eliminate your electric bill. Also, always be cautious when signing long-term sales contracts that may have hidden or escalation fees read the fine print. UUAS is a collaborative effort among the electric, gas, and water utility industries to help prevent utility service fraud through education, awareness, and customer advocacy.


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LIFESTYLES

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Better money management today can lead to brighter financial future Family Features

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or many young adults, heavy debt and lower-paying jobs lead to a delay in traditional life goals like buying homes and starting families. However, research suggests that millennials’ financial worries are adding up to more than stress and disappointment, particularly once they become parents. Two in five young parents rate their financial health as unsatisfactory and 40 percent said financial stress is putting a strain on their relationship, according to a survey from the National Endowment for Financial Education and Parents Magazine. More than half of millennial parents concede they would sur-

render a year of their life to have more financial security. “Being a parent takes patience, forgiveness and a lot of silent counts to 10, but it also takes a lot of money,” said Paul Golden, director of Smart About Money, a nonprofit foundation inspiring educated financial decision-making for individuals and families through every stage of life. “Many young adults start off with significant student loan debt. When you add housing, groceries, utilities, transportation expenses and health care costs, the strain increases, and oftentimes the math in the household budget doesn’t add up.” The price tag of raising a child is more than $304,000 based

on the projected inflation-adjusted cost of rearing a child until age 18, not counting college. Managing that financial pressure begins with planning for the future and truly understanding the costs associated with adding a baby to the family or buying a new home, Golden added. “Regularly paying attention to your money and practicing major life transitions before they happen is an important step toward achieving financial health,” he said. Continues on page 11


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Five for After Five By Sharon Mosley

Ready, set, party. It's never too early to plan your holiday wardrobe. With these five glamorous party pieces in your closet, you'll always have something to wear. Think mix and match and lots of choices. Then you can enjoy the season and forget the fashion fray. Go ahead and give yourself a high five!

Start with a va va varoom dress. Now is the perfect time to retire that little black dress that you've worn for the past five years. Instead, heat up those holiday parties with a red hot number that you can wear right on into Valentine's Day. Or if a little red dress is just too much, slink out to an evening soiree in a black velvet slip dress -long or short. Layered over a turtleneck sweater, the slip dress can easily be transformed into a more casual style for less formal occasions. Or topped off with a tailored jacket, a slip dress can actually be the star of an office cocktail party. Teamed with a leather jacket, it can go rogue. Don't forget you can always mix and match accessories to create other looks for different events.

Sparkle in a sequined skirt. This is one of my favorite ways to add some shine to a holiday wardrobe. All-over sequined dresses have their moments, but a sparkly skirt can make a glowing statement dressed up or down. It can be one of the most versatile pieces you can own to wear after-five or even before-five, too. In jewel tone colors, a sequined skirt is stunning; in black, it's classic. What you wear with your sequined skirt is up to you. A cozy mohair sweater and biker boots? A brocade frock coat and pointy toe pumps? Let the mood of the party light the way!

Top it all off with

a statement jacket. This may be one of the most important party pieces in your entire evening wardrobe. A special jacket will take you party hopping like no other fashion friend. Whether it's embellished with satin lapels, embroidered with butterflies or studded with beads or tricked out with faux fur collar and cuffs, the decorated jacket is a festive way to top off any other basic already hanging in your closet. If you prefer a more subtle approach, slip into a sumptuous velvet blazer or shimmering silk trench.

Pick a pair of palazzo pants. Go wide or go home. Flowing and soft, palazzo pants are one of the most dramatic ways you can make an entrance at any holiday affair. In elegant velvets or daring metallic, these wide-leg trousers will add a sophisticated complement to everything from sleeveless turtlenecks to sequined tanks to cashmere sweater vests to tuxedo-inspired jackets. Petites can carry these billowy pants off by wearing higher heels or boots.

Join the pantsuit nation. Ok, they may not have made it to the White House (this time), but matching pantsuits are trending and making their presence known at least in the fashion world. In a closet filled with neutrals and solid colors, it's refreshing to strut out in a joyful print that signals to the world that you are ready to eat, drink and be merry. Jumpsuits are another one-piece wonder that will make holiday party dressing quick and easy...then add two: bejeweled shoes; three: a pair of sparkly chandelier earrings; four: an artsy little handbag and five: your own fabulous self, of course! COPYRIGHT 2016 CREATORS.COM

Photo: Give holiday dressing a high five with a sequined skirt topped off with a cozy sweater. From the WhoWhatWear collection at Target. www.target.com.


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Blowup

Continued from page 9 As a parent, you have many financial responsibilities to balance, but planning for the future can help prevent unforeseen expenses from tipping your scales. Debt reduction. Make a plan to pay off excessive debt, particularly credit cards. Tackle your lowest balance first to gain momentum then take on the next smallest. Additionally, pay attention to higher interest rates that are costing you a lot of money. Use a budget. Get a budget and spending plan in place to keep track of your expenses. Try an envelope system with monthly allowances for groceries, entertainment, utilities, etc. Start saving. Build an emergency fund. Aim for a small, achievable goal as low as $500 then set the bar higher. Participate in your employer-sponsored savings program to boost retirement savings, especially if there is a match. Make it an automatic payroll deduction and increase it when your paycheck goes up. As far as your child’s college savings, save what you can, when you can. Every little bit will help when education bills come due. Child care. Consider establishing a flexible spending account if one is offered by your employer. Parents

can use pretax dollars to pay up to $5,000 in child care expenses in most states. Review insurance and important paperwork. Create a will either by using an online program or hiring a professional to name your child’s guardian, and designate at what age any payouts, savings or investments will be distributed. With health insurance, notify your employer within 30 days of the birth to ensure that the child is eligible for any dependent benefits. Purchase appropriate health care coverage to protect your family. Review your employer’s life insurance plan and determine if it is adequate for your needs. If not, consider purchasing additional life insurance. Save for the future. Put money for short-term expenses (1-5 years) in safe investments, such as savings accounts and certificates of deposit. These low-interest-rate investments will not grow dramatically, but they will not lose money, either. Money you will need beyond five years should have the opportunity to grow at a risk level you are comfortable with. Use a combination of steady-earning savings accounts and more volatile stock and bond mutual funds to help protect you against long-term losses. Get started with these tips and learn more through selfdirected courses at SmartAboutMoney.org.

How Much Does Having a Baby Cost? Along with preparing for the costs of clothes, furniture and baby items, take time to review your health care and employer benefits and policies relating to time off work.

Spread the costs.

Compile a list and calculate the total of anticipated expenses, including doctor fees, maternity clothes, birthing classes, unpaid time off for maternity leave and necessities for the baby. Distribute the total cost throughout the duration of your pregnancy. If you pay as you go rather than purchase everything at once, the sum becomes easier to manage.

Know what’s covered.

Health care plans vary widely and while a friend may have had all the expenses paid for, not all

insurance plans are alike. Know what you will be responsible for and when payments are due. Ask about co-pays, co-insurance, deductibles, out-ofpocket costs, birthing and other classes, and specialty tests. Discuss how costs change if you require a C-section or any other additional hospitalization.

Account for time off work.

Look into maternity and paternity leave, and learn about additional unpaid time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Be aware that if your company has fewer than 50 employees, it’s not required to offer FMLA leave. Ask your employer if you can use unused sick and vacation days to cover your maternity leave. Don’t forget to calculate any lost pay if you’ll need unpaid time off for doctor’s appointments. Continues on page 13

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week 12/01 - 12/07 This Is the Dawning of Venus in Aquarius Some say the cycle of life and death circles over and over again until the soul reaches nirvana. Some say the ancestors loom eternal, always available for worship. Some say our choices either point us heavenward or in the downward direction of a fiery lake. Even if we don't agree on the end game, Venus moving into Aquarius, the sign of the common good, will make it easy to agree on moral basics that make this lifetime good. ARIES (March 21-April 19). It's getting old, this wishing a person you love would behave differently. Maybe the change will happen eventually, or maybe never. You can get happy in the relationship either way. Adjust your expectation, accept what is and turn your remodeling energy on yourself. That last part will be fun and yield immediate results. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Your life is good "as is," which you'll understand just as soon as you see it for what it is. First you have to get past the hassle that unsatisfactory relationships will throw in your path, rise above petty irritations, and refuse to be limited by what other people think of you. You're bigger than all of these things. Know it and be free. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). The omens suggest that what you dismiss or ignore in order to get on to "better things" may be the best thing of all. For this reason, it behooves you to double back, looking for the existence of things and the potential in things that you might have missed. Note that you'll be exceptionally creative after Wednesday. CANCER (June 22-July 22). The voice is telling you that if you do this one thing you'll be golden. But it always says that. You do the thing and it finds another thing. The only way is to love yourself right now, having done exactly what you've done and not done exactly what you haven't done. Keep reinforcing this idea as the week progresses. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). If you find that you're still trying to impress people by doing things a certain way, you'll be inspired to knock that off, if only because it's taking too much energy. There's something you really need to get done and all this extra social maneuvering suddenly will seem silly. The most effective thing to do is to "do you." VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). By now you know in your bones that "more" will never make you happier; it never has. "Better" may not even do the trick. The thing that makes you happier is, rather obviously, "happier." It's a decision. It's also a framework, a way of looking at the world. Most of all, this week, "happier" is a behavior you'll put on repeat.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). When you walk out your door you'll encounter much that doesn't make reasonable sense. It's one of those weeks that it seems the world has gone mad. And yet, to refuse the world is madness as well. The remedy is to embrace the obstacles as though they were just rules to a game. That's when you'll start having fun. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If selfimprovement is the long and winding road to success, self-acceptance is the shortcut. That "flaw" of yours may very well be your fast-pass ticket. Look at it again. Turn it sideways, upside down, inside out: What do you have here? Don't use their definition; make up your own. Now you're getting somewhere. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). In this ad-saturated society of celebrityworship, it takes a concerted effort to avoid becoming overly attached to the superficial. Sure, the holidays approach. But you still have time to plan out your purchases. The best results won't come from buying on impulse this week. Think it over, and ask your heart, too. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Do you worry about whether you worry too much -- to the point that this in itself gets worrisome? Do something to interrupt the feedback loop in your head before it stops you from progressing in life. One new activity, friend or teacher is all it will take to get you going in a more positive direction again. Reach out! AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). On the one hand, you're jealous of people who seem to have more options than you. On the other hand, your limitations are making you much more creative, interesting and, quite honestly, lovable -- that is, as long as you get busy and start working within them. To complain or resist will only waste time. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). By strictly dealing with what's immediate and important, you'll become enormously successful. Of course, this begins with recognition. It's easy to see what's immediate. Knowing what's important will take more forethought. Hint: What's important to the others isn't necessarily the ticket for you. Think ahead. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: The next three months are about forwarding a singular goal. You've been wanting this for years, and you'll finally hit on the magic formula to bring it into being. Your life and schedule will change for a while to accommodate the new pursuit; then things will balance out again in March. In June, a glamour will surround you that others will find most entrancing. With many wanting your attention, you'll have to be judicious with your schedule, giving loved ones the most of you.

Go With the Glow By Sharon Mosley

Time to shine! The holidays are here and it's time to put your most festive face forward. Late nights and a few extra champagne toasts may make it a little harder to glimmer and glow for all those party selfies, but you can pull off a little magic for very little money with these tips: --Prep your skin. Although it's tempting to just roll into bed at night with a face full of makeup, don't do it. Instead, make sure you cleanse your face first, even if it's with the swipe of a makeup remover towelette. (Neutrogena makes good ones which are widely available.) Then lather on some extra creamy moisturizer. (Aveeno Moisturizing Body Yogurt is a must.) This is one step you don't want to skip during winter, and especially during the holidays, when cold weather can really zap the moisture right out of your skin. If you haven't already changed your nighttime routine, now's the time. --Yes, you can DIY. Do-it-yourself skin pampering treatments are other alternatives to pricier masks and moisturizers. From pumpkin peels to honey and sugar scrubs, treat yourself or treat a friend with a gift.

--Start with your foundation. Put aside your daytime favorite and give your face some natural shimmer with foundation that has built-in illumination. And if you prefer a more natural look and don't like wearing foundation, then use a moisturizer that has a touch of glistening emollients. (Try L'Oreal's Pro-Glow Infallible Foundation or Mac's Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade) --Sparkle with your eyes. Got a really big party with the downtown crowd? Get dramatic. You can really get into the holiday spirit by adding some dazzle to your eye makeup. And we're not talking about just a smear of gold eyeshadow here. Think chunky particles of glitter that actually reflect light and will definitely give you a show stopping holiday face. Glitter lips may be the trend on runway models, but may leave a bad taste for mere mortals. (Check out Yves Saint Laurent's Sparkle Clash palette.)

Get dramatic with cat eyes for the holidays. Check out how-tos at maybelline.com.

--Just wing it. The cat-eye is one of the most glamorous ways to dress up your holiday face. It may take practice to get this beauty trend just right, but the right flick of a liquid or gel liner is a must. There are lots of online videos to show you how to create the perfect cat eye. (Check out covergirl.com for tips and how-tos) --Make it matte. Glossy lips have long been a beauty basic for the winter months, but with eyes having their glittering moment this year, matte lipsticks are competing for the spotlight with their shinier cousins. The dark red lip is hit of the season, eclipsing the pinkish nudes of the past summer. One word of advice: use a lip primer and lip liner for best results. (Maybelline New York has a new collection with The Loaded Bolds Lipstick.) And if you choose to wear dramatic feline eyes or smoky eyes, tone down the dark lips. Wearing both at once can put you closer to the Halloween scene than the party scene. And we all know Santa would never approve. COPYRIGHT 2016 CREATORS.COM

WellneWs by scott laFee

Do Tella For those unfamiliar with its charms, Nutella is a creamy mixture of hazelnuts, sugar, skimmed milk, vegetable oil and cocoa solids (think peanut butter, only more exotic and sweeter -- sugar is actually the first ingredient). The Italian company, Ferrero, has produced it since the 1960s, though some say it dates back to at least 1946.

The Food and Drug Administration considers Nutella to be a "dessert topping," which sets the serving size at two tablespoons. Ferraro is petitioning the FDA to reclassify Nutella as a spread similar to jams and jellies, which have listed serving sizes of 1 tablespoon. That would halve the current calorie count for a serving of Nutella to

100 calories from 200 calories, which is about the same as a small doughnut. The FDA is seeking public comment. Whether anybody actually limits themselves to one or two tablespoons when slathering Nutella on toast remains unknown. COPYRIGHT 2016 CREATORS.COM


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'tWeen 12 and 20 by dr. robert Wallace

My Sister went from Bad to Good DR. WALLACE: I'm 14 and my parents are really strict with me. I've got an outrageous curfew, have to be in my room at 10 p.m., and can't even think of going out with a boy. All of these restrictions are put on me because my older sister was rather wild. She drank, smoked and dabbled in drugs. She also had an abortion when she was 17. My sister is now 21. She is in her third year of college and is on the dean's list for academic achievement. Her goal is to become a trial lawyer and I am sure that will happen. It appears that her "wild" side didn't cause her to be a bad person. Now my parents are very proud of her. By making me sacrifice having a "normal" teen life and being a "good" girl, they are risking that I'll be the opposite of my sister. She went from bad to good. It could be that they think I could go from good to bad. Do you see my point? -- Rita, Tampa, Fla. RITA: You can't be compared with your sister. You are responsible for your life and she for hers. Do well in school; enjoy your friends; and talk with your parents about how you can earn more freedoms. And when they give them to you, I'm positive that you won't abuse them!

LESS T.V. MEANS BETTER GRADES DR. WALLACE: I'm a teenage girl who doesn't watch a lot of television. Still, teens are criticized for having poor grades because of watching the "boob tube" instead of studying. My parents watch a lot more television than I do! -- Nameless, St. George, Utah.

NAMELESS: According to Nielsen Media Research, the typical home has the television on for a little over 7 1/2 hours every day. Females 55 and over view the most television programs, averaging about 6 1/3 hours daily, while men the same age are next with 5 1/2 hours of daily viewing time. Teenage girls watch the least amount of television averaging 3 hours daily. Because of the popularity of sports on television, teenage boys log 3 1/2 hours, on average, daily. Since teens watch more television on the weekends, the school-night viewing is below 2 hours. Research by the University of Michigan showed that, on average, the less television viewing time for students, the better the grades.

STEAK AND CHEESE ARE NOT BAD FOODS DR. WALLACE: I lift weights and need a diet that is energy-filled before I work out. I have been eating steak and cottage cheese, but another guy I lift weights with said those are bad foods. Why is this? - Bud, Flint, Mich. BUD: You should be eating foods that are high in carbohydrates. Such dishes (pasta, bread, potatoes, rice) are quickly converted into glucose that your body needs for fast energy. Steak and cottage cheese are not bad foods; they're simply high-protein foods. They're not recommended before a workout because the stomach must work harder to digest them, which means you have less quick energy. 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 2016 CREATORS.COM


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Poinsettias for Winter If you have been in a grocery store or big-box store recently, I am sure you have seen red poinsettias for sale. Red poinsettias are the favorites; they easily outsell all the other colors. But in recent years, newer colors have become popular. Some of the new varieties are various purple, magenta and pink hues, as well as speckled and twotoned.

all the way to the bottom and no dead spots on the leaves. The true flowers should be starting to bloom. Don't buy plants if the true flowers are dried up, if any of the bracts have dried, if there are dead edges or if the lower leaves are turning yellow or fall off with just a slight tug. If you turn over a leaf and it is covered with small white insects, do not buy the plant.

Poinsettias are members of the spurge family. They contain a milky sap that can cause a rash, but the flowers and bracts are not poisonous, contrary to what many people believe. They are native to Mexico and Central America, where they grow as shrubs to be more than 6 feet tall. The Aztecs cultivated them hundreds of years ago. In the 1800s, Joel Roberts Poinsett became the United States' first ambassador to Mexico. He was also a botanist, and he brought the plants that now bear his name to his greenhouse in South Carolina.

A problem with some new poinsettia cultivars is that they are brittle and lose branches easily. Look for plants with mostly vertical stems and few horizontal stems, especially if they are going to be taken home in a paper sleeve. Some growers install a plastic ring on the pot that supports the branches about 5 inches above the pot rim. Speaking of paper sleeves, don't buy a plant that has been sitting in the sleeve for a few days, as the lower leaves will begin falling off from lack of sunlight.

The poinsettia is known as the Christmas flower, but that shouldn't stop anyone from buying them to brighten up the home over winter. They provide a bright indoor focal point when the landscape is so drab outdoors. The colorful part of a poinsettia is a specialized leaf called the bract. The real flowers are about the size of a pea and found in yellow and red clusters at the end of the branch. If you want high-quality new varieties or different sizes of plants, you will have to shop at a florist, greenhouse or nursery, not at the grocery store or hardware store. This year, some pots are planted with two or three different colors of poinsettia each. You can get the same effect by buying your favorite colors and sticking the potted plants into a larger pot. Poinsettias come in many sizes, from a 4-inch plant that can be worn as a corsage to a 6-foot tree. When choosing a blooming poinsettia, look for dark green leaves

Don't expose the plant to drafts of any kind, especially plants in pots on the floor. Keep the soil evenly damp all the time. Check the plant daily until you determine how much water it will need. Big plants and pots with several plants in them take a lot of water. They also prefer temperatures of 65 to 75 degrees F. The cooler temperature makes the flowers last longer. If it dries out, it will begin losing leaves. If it is overwatered or left to sit in water, the roots will die, and then the whole plant will die. If you don't want a poinsettia, several other plants make great indoor decorations in the winter. Try cyclamen, azaleas, hydrangea, miniature rose, orchids, African violets, anthurium and any others that your florist recommends. There should be no reason you can't enjoy fresh flowers all winter long. Email questions to Jeff Rugg at info@greenerview.com. COPYRIGHT 2016 JEFF RUGG

A GREENER VIEW BY JEFF RUGG


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Safe and Sound During the Holidays How to manage noise aversion in dogs and strengthen the human-animal bond FAMILY FEATURES

The holiday season seems to last

your dog to enjoy the holidays together.

longer and get more hectic every year. Whether cooking the Thanksgiving feast or doing last-minute gift shopping, everyone can get a little stressed out. Most people don’t know that their dog may also experience anxiety during these celebrations.

For more information about treating noise aversion in dogs, including prescribing information and important safety information, visit sileodogus.com.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Do not use SILEO in dogs with

According to an online survey conducted by Harris Poll and commissioned by Zoetis, 46 percent of dog owners reported their dog showed symptoms of stress during the holidays; that stress could be due to noise aversion. The survey also found that 44 percent of dog owners said their dogs suffer from noise aversion. Noise aversion is the set of fear-based behaviors that dogs display when subjected to “noise triggers.” During the year-end holidays, such noise triggers might be the doorbell, boisterous family gatherings, children playing with loud toys or New Year’s fireworks. During the busy holiday season, common behavioral signs of canine noise aversion include: panting, trembling or shaking, pacing or restlessness, vocalizing, hiding, owner-seeking behavior, cowering, refusal to eat, excessive vigilance or hypervigilance, and escape behaviors. Although noise aversion is common, dog owners often do not seek help from their veterinarians. One reason may be that pet owners recognize their dogs overreact to noise, but do not recognize that these behaviors are a demonstration of fear. This fear can disrupt the human-animal

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bond by causing anxiety for the dogs and stress for their humans. Therefore, it is important to seek treatment for your dog if he is displaying signs of noise aversion. Not only are these dogs distressed and suffering, but when left untreated, noise aversion can progress to a more severe state. “It is crucial to understand the level of physiological suffering that occurs with the stress and anxiety of noise aversion,” said Dr. Lynn Honeckman, a Florida veterinarian. “Ignoring the fearful pet during a noise event or using prescription medications as a last resort is not the standard of care as outlined by the American Board of Veterinary Behaviorists.” A new medication called SILEO® (dexmedetomidine oromucosal gel), the first and only FDA-approved treatment

for canine noise aversion, is available via prescription from your veterinarian. It can be easily administered at home to calm your dog without sedating him for the duration of a noisy holiday event. The first dose can be given as soon as the dog shows signs of anxiety and fear, or approximately 30-60 minutes before a known fear- or anxiety-causing noise stimulus. There are additional ways to make your dog with noise aversion feel more comfortable. Dogs always need a safe place to call their own, and that can be especially true when they need comfort from loud celebrations. Sometimes a dim, quiet room or crate can provide comfort, while soft music can soothe other dogs. Don’t suffer through the holiday season with a fearful and anxious dog and a stressed family. If you think your dog is showing signs of noise aversion, consult your veterinarian for guidance on a solution that allows you and

severe cardiovascular disease, respiratory, liver or kidney diseases, or in conditions of shock, severe debilitation or stress due to extreme heat, cold or fatigue, or in dogs hypersensitive to dexmedetomidine or to any of the excipients. SILEO should not be administered in the presence of preexisting hypotension, hypoxia or bradycardia. Do not use in dogs sedated from previous dosing. SILEO has not been evaluated in dogs younger than 16 weeks of age or in dogs with dental or gingival disease that could have an effect on the absorption of SILEO. SILEO has not been evaluated for use in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs. Transient pale mucous membranes at the site of application may occur with SILEO use. Other uncommon adverse reactions included emesis, drowsiness or sedation. Handle gel-dosing syringes with caution to avoid direct exposure to skin, eyes or mouth. SILEO has not been evaluated for aversion behaviors to thunderstorms. For full Prescribing Information, visit ZoetisUS.com/SileoPI. Survey Methodology This survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Zoetis from May 23-25, 2016, among 2,136 adults ages 18 and older (among which 887 are dog owners and 395 whose dog has experienced noise anxiety). In the survey, noise anxiety was defined as trembling, shaking, clingy, hiding, panting, pacing, whining or whimpering, cowering, escape behavior, or property destruction when exposed to loud noises. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, contact Lindsey Goodman at lgoodman@archermalmo.com. All trademarks are the property of Zoetis Services LLC or a related company or a licensor unless otherwise noted. ©2016 Zoetis Services LLC. All rights reserved. SIL-00056.


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Now Showing Moana

Believe

Loving

Release Dates November 23, 2016 Rating PG | Runtime 114 min Genre Musical, Adventure, Animated

Release Dates Limited December 02, 2016 Rating PG | Runtime 120 min Genre Family, Drama

Release Dates Nationwide November 04, 2016 Rating PG-13 | Runtime 123 min Genre Historical drama, Biography

Synopsis

Cast Ryan O’Quinn, Shawnee Smith, Danielle Nicolet

Cast Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga, Marton Csokas, Nick Kroll, Terri Abney, Alano Miller, Jon Bass, Michael Shannon

An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. Together they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

Allied Release Dates November 23, 2016 Rating R | Runtime 124 min Genre Romance, Historical drama, Thriller, War Cast Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Simon McBurney, Lizzy Caplan, Matthew Goode, Charlotte Hope, Raffey Cassidy Synopsis In 1942 North Africa, intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressure of the war.

Director Billy Dickson Synopsis A small-town business owner tries to save the local Christmas pageant against all odds.

Rules Don't Apply Release Dates November 23, 2016 Rating PG-13 | Runtime 126 min Genre| Comedy drama, Romance Cast Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick, Alec Baldwin, Haley Bennett, Candice Bergen, Dabney Coleman, Steve Coogan, Ed Harris, Megan Hilty, Oliver Platt, Martin Sheen, Paul Sorvino, Taissa Farmiga, Patrick Fischler Synopsis Small town beauty queen and devout Baptist Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver, Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich), only two weeks on the job and also from a religiously conservative background. Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test but also defies Hughes' number one rule: no employee is allowed to have an intimate relationship with a contract actress.

Man Down Release Dates Limited December 02, 2016 Nationwide December 02, 2016 Rating R | Runtime 90 min | Genre Thriller, Drama Cast Shia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, Jai Courtney, Gary Oldman, Clifton Collins Jr., Charlie Shotwell, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Tory Kittles Synopsis When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia LaBeouf) returns from Afghanistan, he finds the place he once called home is no better than the battlefields he fought on overseas. Accompanied by his best friend, a hard-nosed Marine whose natural instinct is to shoot first and ask questions later, Gabriel searches desperately for his estranged son and his wife, leading to a suspect who has vital information about their location.

Synopsis In 1967, Richard (Joel Edgerton) and Mildred (Ruth Negga) Loving take their case to the Supreme Court after violating a Virginia law that prohibits interracial marriage.

Bad Santa 2 Release Dates November 23, 2016 Rating R | Runtime 92 min Cast Billy Bob Thornton, Christina Hendricks, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox Synopsis Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Release Dates November 18, 2016 Rating PG-13 Runtime 132 min Genre Fantasy, Adventure Cast Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Ron Perlman, Carmen Ejogo, Jenn Murray, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Colin Farrell, ZoĂŤ Kravitz Synopsis A magizoologist (Eddie Redmayne) makes a brief stop in 1926 New York but is waylaid by a Muggle, a misplaced magical case and the escape of some fantastic beasts.


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CINEMARK MOVIE BISTRO

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

CINEMARK EAST MONTANA

12704 East Montana - East of Joe Battle

Schedule good for Friday Dec 2 Sunland Park Mall Schedule good for Dec 1st Moana PG 114 min RealD 3D Reserved Seating 1:10pm 10:05pm Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:15am 4:05pm 7:00pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them PG-13 133 min RealD 3D Reserved Seating 2:30pm RealD 3D Reserved Seating 10:35pm Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:00am 1:00pm 4:20pm 7:30pm Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 11:10am 6:00pm 9:50pm Allied R 124 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:30am 1:30pm 4:40pm 7:45pm 10:40pm Trolls PG 92 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 11:05am 1:40pm 4:15pm 6:50pm 9:40pm Bad Santa 2 R 92 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 11:30am 2:05pm 4:50pm 7:15pm 10:15pm

Premiere Cinema + IMAX El Paso Bassett

Schedule good for Dec2 ANIMALES FANTASTICOS Y DONDE ENCONTRARLOS - DOBLADO EN ESPANOL (PG13) *3D: 8:30 pm *2D: 1:30 pm | 4:45 pm FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (PG-13) *IMAX: 12:30 pm *D-BOX 3D: 5:35 pm | 8:30 pm *D-BOX 2D: 11:30 am | 2:35 pm *IMAX 3D: 3:45pm| 7:00pm | 10:15 pm *3D: 5:35 pm | 8:30 pm *2D: 11:30 am | 1:15 pm | 2:35 pm | 4:30 pm | 7:45 pm | 10:40 pm TROLLS (PG) *3D: 1:45 pm *2D: 11:30 am | 12:45 pm | 3:15 pm | 4:15 pm | 5:30 pm ALLIED (PG-13) *DIGITAL: 11:30 am | 1:45 pm | 3:30 pm | 4:45 pm | 6:30 pm | 7:50 pm | 9:30 pm | 10:45 pm ALMOST CHRISTMAS (PG-13) *DIGITAL: 1:35 pm | 4:10 pm | 7:05 pm | 9:40 pm ARRIVAL (PG-13) *DIGITAL: 11:35 am | 2:20 pm | 5:00 pm | 7:35 pm | 10:30 pm BAD SANTA 2 (R) *DIGITAL: 11:45 am | 2:15 pm | 4:50 pm | 7:35 pm | 10:00 pm BLEED FOR THIS (R) *DIGITAL: 11:30 am | 2:10 pm | 4:55 pm | 7:35 pm | 10:25 pm HACKSAW RIDGE (R) *DIGITAL: 1:30 pm | 4:30 pm | 7:30 pm | 10:30 pm RULES DON'T APPLY (PG-13) *DIGITAL: 1:20 pm | 4:20 pm | 6:35 pm | 7:25 pm | 9:35 pm | 10:20 pm SHUT IN (PG) *DIGITAL: 11:40am | 2:45pm | 5:10 pm | 7:40 pm | 10:10 pm THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN (R) *DIGITAL: 1:15 pm | 4:00 pm | 7:20 pm | 9:45 pm TYLER PERRY'S BOO! A MADEA HALLOWEEN (PG-13) *DIGITAL: 7:45 pm | 10:15 pm JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK (PG-13) DIGITAL: 11:25 am | 2:15 pm | 5:00 pm | 7:55 pm | 10:40 pm * -- denotes Pass Restricted features

Incarnate PG-13 87 min Digital Cinema11:00am 1:45pm 4:45pm 7:45pm 10:45pm Moana PG 114 min RealD 3D 7:45pm Cinemark XD Reserved Seating 10:00am 1:00pm 4:00pm 7:00pm 10:00pm Digital Cinema 10:45am 11:30am 12:15pm 1:45pm 2:30pm 3:15pm 4:45pm 5:30pm 6:15pm 8:30pm 9:15pm 10:45pm Doctor Strange PG-13 115 min Digital Cinema Closed Caption 10:30am 1:30pm 4:30pm 7:30pm

10:30pm Arrival PG 13 116 min Digital Cinema 10:25am 1:25pm 4:25pm 7:25pm 10:25pm Allied R 124 min Digital Cinema 10:20am 1:20pm 4:20pm 7:20pm 10:20pm Trolls PG 92 min Digital Cinema 10:05am 1:05pm 4:05pm 7:05pm Bad Santa 2 R 92 min Digital Cinema 10:40am 4:40pm 10:40pm Loving PG-13 123 min CinéArts Digital 10:35am 1:35pm 4:35pm 7:35pm 10:35pm

The AccountantR 128 min Digital Cinema 10:10am 1:10pm 4:10pm 7:10pm 10:10pm Bleed For This R 116 min Digital Cinema1:40pm 7:40pm Hacksaw Ridge R 139 min Digital Cinema12:00pm 3:15pm 7:00pm 10:15pm Rules Don't Apply PG-13 126 min Digital Cinema10:05pm Believe PG 120 min Digital Cinema 10:15am 1:15pm 4:15pm 7:15pm 10:15pm

Incarnate PG-13 87 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 11:00am 1:15pm 3:30pm 5:45pm 8:00pm 10:15pm Moana PG 114 min RealD 3D Reserved Seating 10:55am 1:45pm 4:30pm 7:45pm 10:25pm Cinemark XD Reserved Seating 11:35am 2:30pm 5:30pm Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:15am 1:10pm 4:00pm 6:15pm 7:00pm 9:10pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Tuesday, November PG-13 133 min RealD 3D Reserved Seating 12:05pm Cinemark XD Reserved Seating 8:10pm Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:00am 1:00pm 3:10pm 4:20pm 7:30pm 10:35pm Doctor Strange PG-13 115 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 11:40am 2:20pm 5:00pm 7:50pm 10:30pm Arrival PG 13 116 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 11:30am 2:25pm 5:10pm 7:55pm

10:40pm AlliedR 124 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:50am 1:40pm 4:35pm 7:25pm 10:15pm Trolls PG 92 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 12:15pm 2:35pm 4:55pm 7:20pm 9:40pm adsource@exhib Bad Santa 2 R 92 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating p. 888.737.2812 f. Closed Caption10:30am 12:55pm 3:35pm 5:55pm 8:15pm 10:45pm The Edge of Seventeen 29, at 10:42:55 AM TXSEP_GR R 99 2016 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 11:45am 2:15pm 4:40pm 7:05pm 9:30pm Almost Christmas PG-13 111 minDigital Cinema Reserved Seating 2:10pm 4:50pm 7:40pm 10:30pm Hacksaw Ridge R 139 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:00am 1:05pm 4:10pm 7:15pm 10:20pm Rules Don't Apply PG-13 126 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 11:15am

Southern Theatres • Spotlight El Paos 4.8” x 5” Ad insertion date: Friday-Thursday, December 2-8, 2016 Ad creation/delivery date:

CINEMARK 14 - EL PASO

West side of El Paso .- 7440 Remcon Circle

Schedule good for Friday Dec 2 Moana PG 114 min RealD 3D Reserved Seating 3:55pm Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 9:45am 10:45am 12:50pm 7:00pm 10:05pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them PG-13 133 min RealD 3D Reserved Seating 1:55pm Cinemark XD Reserved Seating

Show Times for Dec 2

12:10pm 3:45pm 7:10pm 10:30pm Digital Cinema Reserved Seatin10:20am 5:25pm 8:55pm Doctor StrangePG-13 115 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 10:15am 1:15pm 4:25pm 7:30pm 10:35pm Arrival PG 13 116 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating

10:05am 1:20pm 4:30pm 7:40pm 10:50pm Trolls PG 92 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 1:50pm 4:35pm 7:20pm 10:10pm Hacksaw Ridge R 139 min Digital Cinema Reserved Seating 11:50am 3:20pm 6:50pm 10:20pm

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

Schedule good for Friday Dec 2 Incarnate PG-13 87 min Digital Cinema 11:15am 2:10pm 4:50pm 7:20pm 9:50pm Man Down R 90 min Digital Cinema11:55am 2:30pm 5:00pm 7:25pm 10:05pm Moana PG 114 min RealD 3D 1:00pm 6:50pm Cinemark XD Reserved Seating 11:30am 2:25pm 5:20pm 8:15pm Digital Cinema10:50am 12:20pm 1:45pm 3:15pm 3:55pm 4:40pm 6:10pm 7:35pm 9:05pm 9:45pm 10:30pm Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them PG-13 133 min RealD 3D 2:50pm 9:20pm Digital Cinema11:00am

11:40am 12:30pm 1:10pm 2:00pm 3:40pm 4:20pm 5:10pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 7:45pm 8:30pm 10:10pm Doctor Strange PG-13 115 min Digital Cinema10:55am 1:50pm 4:45pm 7:30pm 10:25pm Arrival PG 13 116 min Digital Cinema10:45am 1:40pm 4:35pm 7:40pm 10:35pm Allied R 124 min Digital Cinema 11:20am 3:30pm 7:10pm 10:20pm Trolls PG 92 min Digital Cinema 11:05am 1:55pm 4:30pm 7:05pm 9:35pm Bad Santa 2 R 92 min Digital Cinema12:10pm 3:00pm 5:30pm 8:00pm 10:40pm

The Edge of Seventeen R 99 min Digital Cinema 3:35pm 6:35pm 9:15pm Almost Christmas PG-13 111 minDigital Cinema 12:50pm 3:50pm 6:55pm 9:55pm Bleed For ThisR 116 min Digital Cinema 12:45pm 3:45pm 6:45pm 9:40pm Hacksaw Ridge R 139 min Digital Cinema 12:00pm 3:20pm 6:40pm 10:00pm Rules Don't Apply PG-13 126 min Digital Cinema 11:10am Believe PG 120 min Digital Cinema 11:50am 4:10pm 7:15pm 10:15pm

TIMES FOR DECEMBER 2 - DECEMBER 8 OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY CC (R) Thu. 7:00 10:00 FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM INCARNATE CC (PG13) Fri.-Thu. 12:40 2:55 5:15 7:35 9:55 ALLIED CC (R) Fri.-Thu. 12:20 3:40 6:50 9:50

CC (PG13)

Fri.-Thu. 12:00 3:00 6:15 9:20

ARRIVAL CC (PG13) Fri.-Thu. 12:10 3:10 6:20 9:25

BAD SANTA 2 CC (R) Fri.-Wed. 3:50 10:00; Thu. 3:50 PM MOANA CC (PG) Fri.-Thu. 12:00 1:00 2:30 3:30 5:30 6:30 8:45 9:30

DOCTOR STRANGE CC (PG13) Fri.-Thu. 12:15 3:05 6:10 9:15

RULES DON’T APPLY CC (PG13) Fri.-Wed. 12:25 7:00;

HACKSAW RIDGE CC (R) Fri.-Thu. 12:05 3:15 6:35 9:40

Thu. 12:25 PM

TROLLS CC (PG) Fri.-Thu. 12:30 2:50 5:25 7:45 10:00


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Nightlife Calendar

Artist Spotlight | Justice

December 2nd Tiga @ 301 Live

The French duo formed by Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, is the band of a whole generation. When the two friends were still bright students in graphic design, in 2003 they made JUSTICE a place to experiment a hybrid genre between music and image, which blends pop and electronic borders, and showcases the talents of 2 fascinating passionate pop culture craftsmen, bored with hierarchy. They met Pedro Winter who had just founded his label ED BANGER RECORDS, he immediately signs them after listening to “We Are Your Friends” which, with its joyful and vitamin-enriched electro beats combined with exhilarating voices, became the hymn of a whole generation and one of the most important tracks of the year 2000, celebrating a reconciliation of pop music and the dancefloor.

December 9th

James Zabiela @ 301 Live

Back in 2007 Justice’s crunching deconstruction of techno, pop, R&B, electro, funk, metal and pretty much anything else that took their fancy established the pair as one of France’s most vital musical exports. Their second album, 2011’s Audio, Video, Disco, pushed the sonic boat out even further. A bombastic aural wallop whose classic ’70s rock flourishes owed as much to Queen and Yes as it did Frankie Knuckles or Prince, it saw them embark on rapturously-received world tour that took in headline slots at Coachella and Lollapalooza.

December 14th CRX @Lowbrow Palace January 7th

Atmosphere @ Tricky Falls February 12th

Lucero @ Tricky Falls March 3rd

Now, Justice is back with their latest album Woman. The electronic duo initially established themselves as one of France’s most vital musical exports back in 2007 with their debut album and reinforced the fact with their 2011 release ‘Audio Video Disco.’ Justice gave fans a taste of the new album with a few releases such as “Alakazam !” which received attention from Pitchfork, Consequence of Soundand more, while the single “Randy” was accompanied by a

Technasia @ 301 Live music video shot in real time on a live art installation. Billboard has called Woman, “Heavy, Vintage, Electro-Rock Glory.” Be sure to catch Justice as they tour throughout 2017.

MUSIC RELEASES December 2nd The Rolling Stones -Blue & Lonesome Childish Gambino - Awaken My Love

John Legend - Darkness And Light Bob Dylan - The Real Royal Albert Hall 1966 Concert Kate Bush - Before The Dawn [3CD] Leon Redbone - Long Way From Home Various Artists - The Hamilton Mixtape Damien Jurado & Richard Swift -Other People's Songs Vol. 1

Heart -Live at The Royal Albert Hall with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Leon Redbone- On The Track [LP] Peter Doherty- Hamburg Demonstrations UB40- Unplugged (Feat. Ali, Astro & Mickey Mickey) Night Ranger -35 Years And A Night In Chicago [Deluxe 2 CD/DVD] Avenged Sevenfold - The Best of 2005-2013 James Arthur - Back From The Edge The Clean - Getaway Erasure - Snow Globe [Vinyl] Jemima James - Jemima James - At Longview Farm (1972) | When You Get Old (2016) [2CD Set] Uli Jon Roth - Tokyo Tapes Revisited: Live In Japan [Limited Edition Box Set] G-Mo Skee - My Filthy Spirit Bomb


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Short putts are subject to the 94 percent rule

GOLFINSIDER By T.J. TOMASI

Don’t tuck or you’ll duck Ducking away from the target during the first part of the downswing is a common error that occurs when you try to follow advice to tuck your elbow to your hip. The problem you encounter with the tuck advice is that, unless you’re very flexible, it’s hard to tuck your elbow to your body without tilting your spine away from the target (the duck). This tilt throws your entire body out of position. In the accompanying photos, notice how centered our model golfer’s head is, directly over his spine. As he releases the club a few frames later, his spine will rebound a bit away from the target, but it’s a reaction to physics that occurs through impact as part of the release. A tilting spine should not happen as the club is starting down to impact.

ABOUT THE WRITER Dr. T.J. Tomasi is a teaching professional in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Visit his website at tomasigolf.com. In the left-hand photo you can see only three belt loops, while in the right-hand photo, if you look carefully, you can see five loops. This is because the hips have rotated out to meet the elbow as it drops back down on its own arc. Trying to tuck the elbow tears it off plane, thereby changing the face angle and producing a crapshoot at impact. As soon as Ricky Fowler stopped tucking his elbow, he went from a mediocre tuckand-ducker to one of the best players on tour.

In 2016, Russell Henley made 97 percent of his putts from 5 feet or less and ranked No. 100 on the PGA Tour. Jim Furyk was No. 1, making 99 percent of those putts, missing only nine in 631 tries. The lowest ranked (185th) was Webb Simpson at 94 percent. As a golfer, you don’t have to be reminded that a 5-foot putt counts the same as a 300-yard drive, something that doesn’t seem fair but is part of golf’s long history of ensuring equal representation. The long hitter, the iron maven and the golfer who can turn three shots into two around the green all exhibit skills that make equals — sort of like an electoral college of golf, where a variety of skills combine to create the winner. One thing I encourage my students to do is keep track of how many 5-and-ins they make, then compare their performance to the tour stats to get a ballpark idea of how they’re doing. Your percentage should never be below 90, unless you’re playing on the worst greens ever. And since strength is not a factor, there really is no reason why you shouldn’t be at least 94 percent. Should you find that you miss too many short ones,

here’s what to do: Take your practice strokes while looking at the target, and if you’re brave, try actually hitting your putts this way too. This gives your brain the information that links feel to force, plus you can see how near the target is, and this should give you confidence.

Those ignorant of past mistakes are doomed to repeat them

At the top, this tour player’s right elbow is high and far away from the right hip; you can see only three of his belt loops. As you start the downswing, if you drop the right elbow but don’t tuck it, you should see more than three belt loops because the right hip comes out to meet the elbow.

It sure looks like this player has tucked his elbow into his hip, but actually, his hip has come out to meet the elbow — a big difference. Note how upright his spine is (yellow line), even though the club has not been released yet (his wrists are still cocked). If he had tucked his elbow, his spine would be tilted incorrectly, away from the target (black line).

Currently on the PGA Tour, we have a number of young superstars-in-waiting who may need some advice, which I’m glad to give — for free! — using the experience of one of the greatest ever — Tiger! — as a guide. 1. Don’t change your swing (as Tiger did). Perfect it, but don’t keep it under constant reconstruction. 2. Stick with your coach (Tiger didn’t). This, of course, assumes the coaching has worked. 3. Don’t get married just yet (Tiger did). 4. If you do get married, stay away from cocktail waitresses (Tiger didn’t). 5. Avoid changing your body in the weight room (Tiger didn’t).

6. Stay in shape, but don’t run long distances (Tiger did). You only have one front knee. 7. Work constantly on your short game (Tiger stopped doing this). 8. Don’t be surly with people (Tiger was). 9. Hire a caddie to carry your bag, not to be the enforcer (like Steve Williams, Tiger’s ex-looper). 10. Don’t hire an agent on commission (Tiger did). He’ll push you into deals only to make his take bigger. 11. Listen to your doctors (Tiger didn’t). You’re not bulletproof. 12. Keep smiling and enjoy it — it will be over soon enough. Just ask Tiger.


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Greg Biffle and Roush Fenway part ways

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after another left Roush Fenway Racing for driving positions elsewhere, Greg Biffle remained loyal to Jack Roush, who first hired Biffle in 1998 to race in the Camping World Truck Series. Last week, that unusually long run came to an end as Biffle and Roush Fenway announced in a team release that they’d be parting ways. In the years since Biffle and Roush first hooked up, Biffle won 16 truck races and the series championship in 2000. He also won 20 Xfinity Series races and the 2002 title, then moved to the elite Cup Series full time in 2003, driving Roush’s No. 16 Ford with 19 victories to his credit. But Biffle’s last Cup win came in 2013, and the recently concluded 2016 season produced the most disappointing results of his career. He had just one top-five finish, two other top-10s and finished a career-worst 23rd in the final points standings. But for Biffle, unlike his former teammates who left Roush and found success elsewhere, it might be too late to regain the glory of

his earlier days. He’ll turn 47 on Dec. 23, and in today’s NASCAR world, that essentially makes him a senior citizen. Unless there are some unexpected developments in the next couple of months, all the seats at the top-performing multi-car teams are filled. The opportunities that existed for his former teammates simply aren’t there this time. Former Roush drivers Matt Kenseth and Carl Edwards both landed at Joe Gibbs Racing, where they’ve become regular contenders to both win races and the championship. After he left Roush and before he retired, Mark Martin won five races and finished second in the standings in a Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet in 2009, and Jamie McMurray won the Daytona 500 and the Brickyard 400 in 2010 driving for Chip Ganassi. Although Biffle has expressed frustration over the declining performance at Roush Fenway, he was focusing on the positives of his career in his comments announcing his departure from the team. “We’ve had an incredible run, and I am so appreciative for the opportunity to be a part of Roush Fenway,” he said in a team release. “For a kid that grew up Washington, I’m extremely proud of everything we have been able to accomplish over the last 19 years — both on and off the

improving our performance.” Officials from Ford Motor Co., which has backed Roush and Biffle for years, also thanked Biffle for his contributions. “Greg Biffle has done so much for Ford during his NASCAR career, and all we can do is thank him for being such a hard-charging competitor and loyal ambassador to our brand,” Dave Pericak, global director of Ford Performance, said in a statement. “Greg has achieved many milestones with us and no matter where his career path takes him from here, he’ll always be a welcome member of the Ford family.” Biffle’s exit leaves Roush with two drivers, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the No. 17 and Trevor Bayne in the No. 6. There was no immediate word on what would become of Biffle’s No. 16 team, which has a charter that either needs to be used by Roush, leased to another team or surrendered. Also last week, Motorsport.com reported that Robbie Reiser, the general manager and a longtime leader at Roush Fenway, has been relieved of his duties. And Zest soap, one of the sponsors of Stenhouse’s No. 17, announced that it would not return in 2017.

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Greg Biffle won 19 Sprint Cup races at Roush Fenway, though his last victory came in 2013.

track. I’ve enjoyed every minute. I’m excited about the next chapter of my life, and I look forward to exploring other opportunities — particularly in radio and television — both inside and outside of NASCAR. “I’m thankful to Jack Roush for the opportunity to have driven his race cars for all these years. It’s very rare in this sport to have been able to stay with one team this many years, and to have been as successful as we have been.” Roush also had good things to say about Biffle. “I don’t have the words to say what Greg has meant to this organization,” the veteran team owner said. “He is a true racer who has always exhibited a will to win and an intense passion for speed. “For almost two decades Greg has given us an opportunity to run up front and compete for wins. Greg exemplifies what every owner hopes for in a driver, and I’m extremely thankful for having him as part of our organization. “I know that Greg and I will maintain a strong friendship, and I look forward to leaning on him on occasion as we continue to work on

Biffle drove the No. 16 Ford at Roush Fenway, but no replacement driver for the car has been named.


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Toyota makes it a clean sweep

Mark Martin headed to NMPA and NASCAR Hall of Fame

Chevrolet drivers won two of the three major NASCAR driving championships as Jimmie Johnson won in the Cup Series and Johnny Sauter took the Camping World Truck Series crown. But when it came to the manufacturer’s title, Toyota swept all three divisions, including the Xfinity Series, where one of its drivers, Daniel Suarez, also took the driving title. Toyota’s Cup title was its first in 10 years of competition. Its drivers won 16 of the 36 points-paying races.

facturer’s championships in all three NASCAR national touring series, and to have reached this amazing milestone really speaks to Toyota’s commitment to not only NASCAR, but also to motorsports endeavors around the globe.” Five drivers contributed to the win total, with Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. leading the way with four apiece. Carl Edwards and Denny Hamlin had three wins each, while Matt Kenseth had two.

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“Capturing our first Cup Series manufacturer’s title is a tremendous accomplishment, and one that has been a goal for Toyota since entering the series 10 years ago as underdogs in this ultra-competitive series,” Ed Laukes, vice president of integrated marketing operations for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., said in a statement. “With the partnership of great teams like Joe Gibbs Racing and Furniture Row Racing, Toyota has been able to break through and become the first different manufacturer to earn this championship in 13 seasons. Toyota has now won manu-

Mark Martin won 40 Cup races during his career, along with 49 Xfinity wins and seven victories in trucks.

Mark Martin will be inducted into two Halls of Fame in January. On Jan. 20, Martin will enter the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte as a member of the institution’s eighth class, which also includes team owners Rick Hendrick, Richard Childress and the late Raymond Parks, as well as the late driving champion Benny Parsons. Two days later, Martin will be inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame, which is housed at Darlington Raceway and was the premier

NASCAR hall before the opening of the facility in Charlotte. Martin’s name appeared on 95 percent of the ballots cast by members of the NMPA. Others receiving votes but failing to reach the threshold of 65 percent needed for induction were crew chiefs Kirk Shelmerdine (61 percent), Buddy Parrott (59 percent) and Larry McReynolds (51 percent). Dick Thompson, the popular former PR director at Martinsville Speedway, was named on 59 percent of ballots, according to the NMPA.


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Chrysler Pacifica – the minivan for the rest of us Since their introduction in 1983, Chrysler minivans have been the best-selling minivans in the United States. The minivan is probably the most practical vehicle on the road today - making everyday life for families, especially those with little ones, so much easier. But since day-one, the minivan has carried an un-cool stigma with it and has been put down by many.

Power is sent to the front wheels by way of a nine-speed automatic transmission. Besides the exterior styling, what caught my eye most about the Pacifica is the execution of its interior. The metallic rotary shifter (borrowed from the 200) gives the Pacifica a unique and upscale feel. And Chrysler's traditional center console is gone, in its place is an open floor between the driver and passenger. These features along with others give the Pacifica's cabin a look and feel that the Town&Country strived to deliver but never could.

Chrysler realizes the stigma-issue and has been hard at working trying to change that - and proof can be found in their all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan. For 2017, Chrysler is replacing their popular Town & Country minivan with the Pacifica - an all-new van wearing a different badge. Not to be confused with the crossover SUV Chrysler had in the mid-2000s with the same name, this minivan is aimed to take on the Honda Odyssey and Toyota Sienna minivans straight on. I understand very well that it's hard to get excited about the styling of a minivan. But the Pacifica sure tries to stir some emotions. It looks great or as great as a minivan can look. Influenced by the Chrysler 200 sedan, the Pacifica has shapely curves and creases that makes the overall appearance very pleasant to look at. While its dimensions are similar to the outgoing Town & Country, the Pacific rides on an all-new platform and is about 300 pounds lighter. Hauling families and all their belongings around is really what a minivan is all about and that is where the Pacifica shines. Starting from the rear, the 60/40 split third row seat is very usable and comfortable. When not needed - it nicely tucks away in the floor - increasing cargo capacity.

The second-row seats can also fold flat into the floors (a feature Chrysler calls Stow 'n Go) and when all seats are down, the Pacifica becomes more like a moving van than a family hauler as it can carry 140.5 cubic feet of cargo. But most will use the Pacifica to haul kids

around, and both parents and children will love it. Standard on every Pacifica is a three-zone climate control system so the front and middle rows can both control the temperature. And there are lots of USB and auxiliary ports scattered throughout the cabin to keep every electronic gadget charged and ready to go. Higher end models include features such as Blu-ray players, dual sunroofs and even an in-vehicle vacuum cleaner – perfect for cleaning up crumbs and spills. Powering every Pacifica is Chrysler's popular 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 engine. Making 287 horsepower, it offers more than enough power one would expect from a minivan, yet still manages to bring in a respectable 22 mpg combined city and highway driving (18 city and 28 highway).

The Pacifica I was recently in was the Touring model - one up from the base LX model. Equipped with cloth seats and dual power sliding doors, it may not have had all the bells and whistles, but it had the main features I feel a mini-van should have. Taking the family across Texas and back in the new Pacifica demonstrated its excellent road-trip manners. Everyone was comfortable, there were tons of room for luggage, and the Pacifica’s drivetrain performed flawlessly. While the Pacifica may not make it to the top of anyone’s automotive bucket list, there is no denying that it is the most practical vehicle when it comes time to pack up the family and hit the road. Not even a full-size SUV can match the comfort and ease it is to load a minivan. Sure, they are not the most exciting vehicles around, but when practicality triumphs over form and style, the new Pacifica sure does ease the pain a bit. This is one minivan I wouldn’t mind being parked in my driveway. -- Christopher A. Randazzo Continues on next page


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NASCAR CEO Brian France acknowledges complex issues confronting sport lieve, but we’ll have to see how “Attendance has it finally plays out.” France was asked about how been fine. ... We don’t have Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhis support of President-elect hardt (Jr.). Needless to say, Donald Trump would mix with the sport’s celebration of its first there’s going to be a little impact there.” Mexican-born champion Daniel Suarez, but he cut the question As for the search for a new title sponsor, he said the short. delay is due in part to the many “I’ll stop you right there,” he told NBC Sports reporter Dustin factors that must be considered. Long. “First of all, nobody “It’s taken a little wants to hear my political views Brian France ... so I won’t be talking about longer than I thought, but it’s also a big agreement and an important agreethat. “But on my diversity, nobody, nobody ment,” he said. “It’s not just dollars and cents, in this company, has worked harder, done more but it’s a fit for us… “We’re in a good spot with that, I beand resourced it better than me. I founded the Dion that.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Touring Base Price: $30,495.00 Price as Tested: $33,475.00 Layout: front-engine / front-wheel drive Engine: 3.6 liter V6 Transmission: 9 - speed automatic Horsepower: 287 hp Torque: 262 ft-lbs EPA Fuel Economy: 18 city / 28 highway mpg [Visit me at www.carsbycar.blogspot.com or email me at autocran@gmail.com]

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NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France held his annual end-of-season question-and-answer session with the media at Homestead-Miami Speedway and discussed several topics, including declining TV ratings and the search for a title sponsor to replace Sprint, which will not return as the namesake sponsor of the elite Cup series. France said the TV ratings for Cup races, which have hit multi-year lows for several events this year, as well as empty seats at many venues, are not unlike what’s being seen in other sports. “You’re seeing TV ratings slide all over the place in sports, right?” he said. “You’re seeing all kinds of things happen in TV ratings. “The big events, they go one way, the digital audience is consuming things different. We’re no different from that. It’s not a surprise

versity Council. I fought for every single thing that makes sense, because that’s my core belief about diversity. It’s very, very important. I talk about it frequently. “And my efforts there should never be challenged, no matter what my political views might be. That’s a ridiculous thing to do.” France also hinted that there could be a fourth auto manufacturer joining Chevrolet, Ford and Toyota in the sport. “Yes, yes, but we’re not in a position to make that announcement,” he said. And, France said he feels good in general about the future of the sport. “I’m happy with the health of the sport,” he said. “Would I obviously like to have everything perfect? Of course I would. But that’s sports. That’s a competitive business.”


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NASCAR championships for Hendrick Motorsports (includes three in the Camping World Truck Series with Jack Sprague in 1997, 1999 and 2001; and one in the Xfinity Series, with Brian Vickers in 2003, although the late Ricky Hendrick was listed as the car owner) Sprint Cup race victories for Hendrick Motorsports, the most recent being Jimmie Johnson’s title-clinching win at Homestead-Miami Speedway Sprint Cup wins by Petty Enterprises — the most of any team

Chase Elliott didn’t win a Cup race in his first year in the Sprint Cup division, as many expected he would, but he did secure Rookie of the Year honors against a strong field of contenders. And he had an impressive season driving the No. 24 Chevrolet at Hendrick Motorsports, the car Jeff Gordon drove throughout his full-time Cup career. Elliott had 10 top-five and 17 top-10 finishes this season, along with two poles and a 10th-place finish in the final standings. By comparison, last year Gordon had a win at Martinsville Speedway and four other top-fives, 21 top-10s, four poles and finished third in the standings. Elliott’s closest rookie competitors, Chris Buescher and Ryan Blaney, finished 16th and 20th, respectively, in the

final standings, while Brian Scott was 31st and Jeffrey Earnhardt 41st. Elliott, the son of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bill Elliott, said after the season finale at Homestead that he’s pleased with his first Cup season.

from experiences and things you encounter along the way, not so much whether it’s your first year or first race or whatever it is,” he said. “I think it’s more of an experience‑based kind of feel, whether you have that comfort moving forward.”

“I’m definitely proud to earn the Rookie of the Year honors,” he said. “It’s been a long season, a lot of ups and downs, but we’re happy to be here and definitely enjoyed racing against those guys for the Rookie of the Year this season.”

Erik Jones, who is set to move to the Cup Series next year and drive a second car for Furniture Row Racing, won the Xfinity Series rookie title on the strength of four wins, nine poles and a fourth-place finish in the final standings.

Elliott, 20, said he does feel he became a better driver over the course of a season that saw him finish a career-best second at Michigan, and third at both Dover races and at Chicagoland. “I think you just kind of learn

And in the Camping World Truck Series, William Byron, who is moving to the Xfinity Series and a ride with JR Motorsports, won rookie honors after winning a season-high seven races in a Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota.

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Sprint Cup titles for team owner Rick Hendrick (Seven with Jimmie Johnson, four with Jeff Gordon and one with Terry Labonte)

Chase Elliott named NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year

Chase Elliott finished 10th in the final Sprint Cup standings in his first full season on the circuit, which included 17 top-10 performances.


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