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El Paso Community College (EPCC) is proud to announce that Health Information Technology (HIT) student, Almendra Calderon, was chosen as the HIT Student of the Year in the state of Texas by the Texas Health Information Management Association (TxHIMA). This is the seventh time an EPCC student has been chosen for this award. HIT students are trained to be responsible for maintaining components of health information systems consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements. In all types of facilities, the health information technician processes the knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, compile and report health information data for reimbursement, facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment, and research; to abstract and code clinical data; and to analyze health records.

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TxHIMA vision is the reliance on quality information for improved health care outcomes and revenue integrity. TxHIMA advances and protects the health information management profession through professional development, recognition and member engagement. For more information on the EPCC HIT program, contact Jean Garrison at (915) 8314074.

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Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 9 to 11

AUSTIN) Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the states annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 9 -11. The law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales tax, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend during the weekend. Texas families can take advantage of the sales tax holiday when doing their back-toschool shopping, Combs said. The tax holiday applies to a variety of items ranging from pens to jeans to help shoppers around Texas save some of their hard earned money. Lists of apparel and school supplies that may be purchased tax free can be found on the Comptrollers website at This year, shoppers will save an estimated $74.1 million in state and local sales taxes during the Sales Tax Holiday. The dates for the tax holiday weekend are established by the Legislature in the state tax code. The sales tax holiday has been an annual event since 1999.

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Sierra Providence Health Network Celebrates Providence Memorial Wound Care Open House Latest in Technology to Feature Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers
ter diagnoses, tests, and treats chronic and non-healing wounds through the use of specialized treatment programs. It is estimated that about 8 million people in the United States suffer from chronic wounds. Those likely to be candidates for wound care treatment at the Providence Memorial Hospital Wound Care Center are those suffering from diabetic and pressure ulcers, burns, infections, radiation wounds, and wounds that have not healed within 30 days.

El Paso, TX Sierra Providence Health Network (SPHN) celebrated the Heal This Open House of the newly remodeled Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Providence Memorial Hospital, on Wednesday, July 10 at 10 a.m. at 2101 N. Oregon (located next door to Providence Childrens Hospital). Wound Care Center physicians, certified technicians and staff were on hand to answer questions, and guests had access to the cutting-edge Hyperbaric Oxygen Healing chambers (HBO) used for wound healing. Providence Memorial Hospital Wound Care Center has partnered with Healogics, the nations leading wound care management company that works with a hospitals across the nation, bringing them innovative technologies such as Hy-

About Sierra Providence Health Network: Sierra Providence Health Network includes Sierra Provi-

dence East Medical Center, Sierra Medical Center, Providence Memorial Hospital and Providence Childrens Hospital. The Network also offers a wide range of outpatient services including Sierra Providence TotalCare, Sierra Providence Urgent Care Centers, Sierra Providence Trawood Center and ER, Sierra Teen and Womens Centers, Wound Care Centers and Sierra Providence Sleep Disorders Center.

berbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBO) management, negative pressure therapies, and biosynthetics to insure that patients receive the best and most innovative treatment available.

We are excited to open our doors to our community and showcase our renovated center, our excellent team of physicians and staff specializing in wound care, said Eddie Luna, Program Director. Our ultimate goal is to restore the patients quality of life by providing them with the most advanced wound care options available in the El Paso region. For over 20 years, Providence Memorial Hospital has been providing wound care services. Now we are celebrating the remodeling and expansion of the Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine at Providence Memorial Hospital with the addition of the Hyperbaric Oxygen Healing chambers (HBO). The Wound Care Cen-

Larissa Szeyko- Medical Director Eddie Luna - Program Director


Sierra Medical Center First in Region to Offer Hybrid Cath Operating Room
El Paso, TX Sierra Medical Center will soon be starting construction of the first Hybrid Cardiac Catheterization Lab/Operating Room in the El Paso region that integrates both catheterization and surgical intervention in one space. As minimally invasive heart and vascular procedures are becoming increasingly complex and require the teamwork of cardiovascular surgeons, vascular surgeons and interventional cardiologists, this Hybrid Operating Suite combines an advanced Siemens 3D cardiac catheterization lab and minimally invasive heart surgery operating room in the same environment. Traditionally, patients in need of heart, aortic aneurysm, and/or vascular surgery would undergo procedures in the cardiac catheterization lab and then, as required, undergo surgery by a separate surgical team in the operating room. Thanks to this Hybrid OR, our patients will soon be diagnosed and operated on in the same place with a collaborative team of heart and vascular specialists providing diagnostic and surgical care together to achieve the absolute best outcomes for our patients. The Hybrid OR will take the cardiology services in El Paso to the next level and will allow our patients to have convenient access to state-of-the-art technology, said Dr. Oscar M. Aguilar, FACC, FSCAI. guidance to evaluate, intervene and assess the results of complex minimally invasive procedures and open surgical cases. The Hybrid OR creates an environment where interventional approaches can be performed under even the most challenging conditions, including for patients who are considered high risk. In the course of performing interventional procedures, it sometimes becomes necessary for physicians to perform traditional open surgery. In this situation, time is critical. Thanks to the Hybrid ORs surgical safety net, there are no delays in getting patients the life-saving surgical services they may require. The Hybrid OR is the foundation for our planned Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) program, which allows for valve replacement through a small catheter without requiring open heart surgery as is the norm today, said Dr. Mohammad Laiq Raja, FACC, FSCAI. This technology ushers in a new era of treating patients with heart disease. With this technology we can treat patients who have up until now not been considered candidates for heart surgery in the past. I am very proud to be a part of this team. "We want to provide a special thanks to the cardiologists that are working with us to drive this program forward. The future of healthcare requires physician and hospital teamwork and integration, and it is great to see it in action at Sierra Providence," said Eric Evans, Sierra Medical Center and Providence Memorial Hospital CEO.

How Does it Work?

A Hybrid Operating Room merges minimally invasive and traditional surgical sciences with advanced imaging technology. This allows cardiologists to perform traditional diagnostic functions performed in cardiac catheterization labs or interventional radiology suites with traditional surgical functions performed in operating room. Physicians use realtime intra-operative image


SAN ANTONIO, Texas Contrary to Texas folklore, the battle of the Alamo was not fought on the coldest winter on record. Nor was the army comprised of all non-conscripted, civilian volunteers. And did you know that there were over 20 survivors of the siege not zero as commonly reported? These and other myths surrounding the legendary standoff will be exposed during the fourth annual Save Texas History Symposium. The Alamo: Mission and Myth is set for Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Menger Hotel and the Alamo, in downtown San Antonio. More than just a series of lectures inside a distant convention center, participants will be given an onsite and behind-the-scenes look at circumstances surrounding the battle of the Alamo exactly where it took place 177 years ago. Speakers for this years symposium include many prominent Texas historians and scholars, including: tour of the Alamo is $70. To register visit or call (512)463-3289. The Texas General Land Office Save Texas History program is a statewide initiative to rally public support and private funding for the preservation and promotion of more than 35 million historic maps and documents. Sponsors of this years symposium so far include the Frontier Surveying Company, the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors, and the San Antonio Conservation Society, Inc.

Alwyn Barr, professor emeri-

tus and former chairman of the history department at Texas Tech University in Lubbock

Gilberto Hinojosa, longtime

history professor at University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio

Ret. Col. Thomas T. Ty Smith, author of numerous

books and articles on the Texas frontier and military history

Andres Tijerina, Austin Community College professor and author and editor of several notable Tejano history books
Also speaking are Dr. Frank de la Teja, Dr. Stephen Hardin, Kristi Miller-Nichols, John Wheat, David Carlson, Kevin Klaus, and Galen Greaser. Registration for the symposium is $50, or $62 with buffet lunch included. An optional Saturday evening reception with symposium speakers and an after-hours

WHAT: Save Texas History Symposium WHO: Several prominent Texas historians, authors and scholars WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 WHERE: The Alamo and the Menger Hotel WHY: To set the record straight on this turning point in Texas history.

Do you want a rain gauge?

I have been asked in various emails about rain gauges and where they can be purchased. Obviously, our current rainy weather time of year tends to encourage folks to be weather watchers and keep track of rainfall amounts. This helps all the local meteorologists keep everybody informed on how much rain has fallen across the area. Ive called several stores throughout El Paso and found that Lowes, Wal-Mart and Home Depot, to name a few, all carry the rain gauges. These range in price from as little as ten dollars up to as much as fifty bucks for a fancy one. Before you head out to buy one, realize that when we start to get rain (like we have been having), these gauges tend to go quickly so be prepared to see an empty shelf at times. I purchased one myself several years ago from Lowes for around fifteen bucks. This is a three foot metal pole with a rain gauge attached. It works great! When you place the rain gauge on your property it is important to position it away from any building or trees. This will prevent any rain being blocked from entering the funnel or from artificially adding too much water from runoff. When you receive rain, please let us know how much and your location so we can include it in our weather forecasts.


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

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Also, if you know some rain fell and there is nothing (or just a tiny bit less than 0.01) we call this a trace. This should be reported as "T" on your reports. Even if there were just a few drops that don't even dampen the gauge, you should still report a trace. By the way, trace amounts do not add up over time.

Weather Trivia:
One inch of rain equals how many gallons of water per square yard?

A. B. C. D.

1 Gallon 3.1 Gallons 4.7 Gallons 5.5 Gallons

Answer: B 4.7 Gallons per square yard.

Lands' End updates the poncho cover-up in a black and white paisley sheer poncho perfect for wearing on or off the beach. (

Sharon Mosley Time to run for cover and check out the latest swimwear cover-ups that are getting rave reviews on and off the beach. Designers have packed up the tents and pulled up stakes on the cover-ups of the past, launching a whole new way to step out of the pool and join the party. So if you're not into hanging out in that bikini all day, here are some of the best ways to wrap up for fun in the sun this summer (and not worry about the lumps and bumps most of us encounter along the way)!

suits at your local department store. Loaded with color, these little dresses are the hit of summer, and they are as easy to throw on over a swimsuit as they are to wear on their own. Snatch these up in several colors. You can wear them with leggings this fall.

Then go long. The maxi dress is another winner of a cover-up this summer. Celebrities are big followers of this trend going with the flow in stripes, ikat prints and geometric designs. Long skirts paired with swimwear tops are another stylish way to layer on a little modesty in mixed company. Add details. Cover-ups have come a long way since the days of the muumuu, and it shows. Beads, crochet and lace are just some of the ways that cover-ups take on a more glamorous look this summer. Yes, you can wear these tops over your swimsuit or on their own. That's why you always need to check out the swimwear department now. You may be surprised to see what you find. I found a wonderful beaded top to wear to a summer wedding last year right beside an itsy bitsy teensy weensy yellow polka dot bikini ... and I passed on the bikini! Punch it up with ponchos.
There are so many variations on this theme. And you do have to think about just how much you want to cover up to make these work. Sheer tunics that are longer are often a better alternative. However, breezy caftans and kimono styles are also fun to mix and match with swimwear, shorts and short or long skirts.

Start with a dress. Yes, swimwear designers have taken a cue from casual clothing favorites and given us all a way to mix it up this year. That little v-neck knit dress you bought at Gap last year can now be found snuggled between the bathing

are lots of ways to wear these sarongs, but the easiest is to tie them around your waist hoping you have swimwear or something else underneath. Or you can tie it above your bust. Or just wear it over your shoulders to dinner over your maxi dress.

Have a pajama party. What could

be more comfortable than wearing your pajamas to the beach? Some of the best ways to coverup while soaking up the sun this summer are roomy knit pants just like your pjs. For even more fun, try a pair of harem pants. Just pull them up over swimwear and lounge like a lizard. The relaxed-fit pants are a welcome change from clingy leggings and capris. Then you can layer with tunics or swimsuit tops. And then you can really let the party begin! Sharon Mosley is a former fashion editor of the Arkansas Gazette in Little Rock and executive director of the Fashion Editors and Reporters Association.

Don't forget scarves.

Think sarongs and pareos are perfect for the beach. Try to find large scarves in soft cotton the batiks from Indonesia are great, but you can also find the decorative scarves in areas that cater to tourists. There

EvEryday ChEapskatE by Mary hunt

SPOTLIGHTEPNEWS.COM JULY 11, 2013 PAGE 7 EnErgy ExprEss by Marilynn prEston

How to Book a Hotel Room for Less

The secret to grabbing a great hotel accommodation at a price far less than the company's "rack rate" is to understand these simple truths: Hotels are bound to have nights when they have empty rooms. Empty rooms do not generate cash flow. Someone in that establishment is directly responsible to see that as many rooms as possible are generating some amount of income, every night.

Lifes a Game -- so Make a Summer

Play Date With Your Pals
Little things mean a lot. Even one single summer day of play with family and friends, no cellphones allowed has value. Think of it as clicking the Refresh button on your computer, except you're the one who gets to kick back, refocus, feel gratitude and begin again. ment; drive to a rural destination and explore it, on foot, including a picnic; get someone to teach you all Ultimate Frisbee and play your first game. The old standbys work, too: softball, volleyball, badminton. Anyone for croquet? Be the Decider! Pick an activity that you're enthusiastic about! Your excitement is contagious and makes it fun for others. person with, say, the next upcoming birthday. That person starts the action. The object is to kick the ball back and forth in the circle without it going past anyone. At the same time, everyone in the group must keep their feet moving, at all times. Testosterone alert: This is a game of ball control and cooperation, not a contest to see who can kick the ball the hardest or farthest. Tell everyone that. As the group gets more skilled at passing the ball back and forth, form a wider circle. This is nothing but fun, and it's even better if you've got some bouncy music playing.

the end of your day of play, mark the moment by whistleblowing everybody back into a circle. Tell them what the day meant to you. Then go around the circle, inviting each of them to say something, too. Some will, some won't, but everyone is sure to get something out of it. And resist rolling your eyes this is how sharing works. End the circle by picking the date of next year's event. And try to get somebody else to organize it. ENERGY EXPRESS-O! THIS IS YOUR LIFE

Playing outdoors awakens our weary bodies, renews our energy and floods our brains with pleasure chemicals that are legal and self-made. If you've never had your consciousness altered by an encounter with a deep forest, a quiet river, a spider's web, you've missed out. But don't worry. The path to a healthier, happier lifestyle is open 24/7, if only you know the way. One way begins with Carpe Diem. Seize the day, any summer day weekends are usually best and plan a Friends & Family Fitness & Fun Day. (But think of a better name.)

sing it. Life is a game play it. Life is a challenge meet it. Life is a dream realize it. Life is love enjoy it." Sai Baba
Marilynn Preston fitness expert, well-being coach and speaker on healthy lifestyle issues is the creator of Energy Express, the longest-running syndicated fitness column in the country. She has a website, and welcomes reader questions, which can be sent to


matter what you choose, start your Outdoor Adventure Day (better name!) with warm-up games. Here are some golden oldies I learned years ago, guaranteed to not only break the ice, but smash it into tiny, melting chards.

Here are the steps to follow to help that hotel meet its goals and get a great bargain at the same time. NAIL DOWN THE EXACT HOTEL AND SPECIFIC LOCATION WHERE YOU WISH TO BOOK A ROOM.
Going online is the easiest way to figure out your choices. Find that specific location's local telephone number.


"Life is a song

FOLLOW THE LEADER. First, you must

be brave and tune in to your Inner Camp Counselor. Blow your whistle, and ask everyone to line up behind you. You are the leader, and everyone does what you do. Then start doing! Walk on your toes, flap your arms, swoop like an airplane, bray like a donkey, hop like a bunny, walk backward, walk tall, walk short, just make it up as you go along and have your best time. A truly evolved Leader will incorporate sounds, breath and silence. Keep it going for five minutes or so, and when you spot someone with a wild smile on his face, ask him to take over the lead.

WHO IS YOUR FAMILY? The definition

of family has changed dramatically over the last few years. Your ex's new wife, your son's partner, your daughter's yoga teacher. These days, "family" pretty much includes any group of kindred spirits you enjoy spending time with. We have no problem inviting pals over to watch the Super Bowl. Why not invite them out for a super day of play? There's a lot of summer left.

online at the hotel's site. Then visit This is a site where Priceline and Hotwire bidders disclose their winning bids, along with the name of the hotel they landed. The information that others have posted here will give you a good sense about .. Continues on next page

OPTIONS GALORE. The homework and

determination of What To Do falls to you Dear Reader, but just to get your brain going: Host a one-hour tennis lesson followed by a two-hour tourna-

Gather your group into a circle. Stand at arms length distance from each other. Give a bouncy round ball (a soccer ball is fine, or a small beach ball) to the


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Continued from page 7...the rate you may be able to negotiate. Notice the wide range or rates others have paid. This should give you confidence that the hotel will let rooms go for bargain rates to keep the place full. The best time to snag a great deal on a hotel room is at 4 p.m., local time on Sunday. This is when you will have the best shot at speaking with the employee whose job depends on keeping rooms filled, who can also negotiate room rates. But this can be tricky, so here are the steps to follow:

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call the hotel's 800 number. That will connect you to a big clearinghouse that books rooms for hundreds of locations. The people who answer those phones do not have the authority to give you a better deal. Instead, call the specific hotel's local direct line. Go online or call directory assistance to get the local phone number for the specific location where you'd like to stay.

week 07/11 - 07/18

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your sideways viewpoint is needed. You'll reframe things in a way that helps others be productive. Something that is not working in its original capacity is actually quite functional as something else entirely. You're the one who will see this and explain it to the others. You promote a feeling of well-being. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Sensible dreams that are within your reach will bring a happy feeling when you finally wrap your grasp around them. And yet, you may not be able to bring yourself to go for such easy pickins. If that's the case, embrace your outlier style. You'll do something extraordinary. It will take time, lots of time, but keep going. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). As soon as you feel at one with the scene you're in, it will change. That feeling of being in flow is extremely attractive to others, and they won't be able to resist joining you. "Students achieving Oneness will move on to Twoness." Woody Allen CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Short presentations take longer to prepare than long ones. That's why you don't have to prepare much for a casual conversation with your friend, but a meeting with a VIP requires attention and decisions about what to include and leave out. Prepare for such a meeting it will focus you for all you do this week. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). The universal brotherhood of man sometimes feels like a strong bond, a safe place and a precious treasure of humanity. Other times, it just feels like sibling rivalry. Your connection to your fellow humans will be a mixed bag this week, but you'll continue to represent the higher instincts of our species. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). When a stranger speaks to you early in the week, note the moment of apprehension and expectancy (and the accompanying adrenaline rush) that happens before you know what this person wants. Later, you'll be the stranger, and you can use your heightened awareness of the moment to make a stellar first impression. THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS: Changing other people is nearly impossible, but the changes you make in yourself will inspire others. Relationships will transform over the course of the next 10 weeks. People will take you seriously in August, so be careful to say what you mean and mean what you say. September brings a flight of fancy. The people you meet by chance will make a huge difference in your work. Your family grows in November. An angel of good fortune visits your personal life in December.

Uranus Retrograde, Mercury Direct

Uranus, the planet of surprise, revolution and secret power, goes retrograde on Wednesday and will continue for five months in this backward course. The big change for Uranus is a break from change for the rest of us. Settle in, review past events and decisions, and get intimately acquainted with the status quo. On Saturday, Mercury ends his retrograde cycle, and a grand trine celebrates the stress-relieving skies. ARIES (March 21-April 19). Don't assume that the people in power are put there because they have a talent beyond yours. They are there because they have a talent for getting those kinds of jobs. Your ideas are valid, if not superior, and will help the group but only if you dare to pipe up and say what's on your mind. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Desire is your soul's way of telling you what it needs to stay joyful. Not everything you desire, however, would be good for you to have. When you want something (and you will this week), look at the core of what it is. The specific package might change, but the core need will remain the same until it is met. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You know where you want to end up, but unless you have a map, it's unlikely to happen. Your destination isn't a location you'll be exactly where you are now, only you'll be a different person. Your destination is a state of mind. Find someone who has achieved it, and ask for specific directions. CANCER (June 22-July 22). The issue of forgiveness comes up time and again. There's a point in the near future at which it will no longer be an issue, presumably because you won't put yourself in a position of judgment over the situation. You'll simply accept that things are what they are and deal with life from there. At that point, you are free. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You might be surprised by how your friends and neighbors regard you, especially since you don't normally give this much thought. But your kindness and neighborly gestures will catch up with you. The habits of being a conscientious, community-minded person will create good will that extends beyond your block. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You think everyone is on the same page as you. But when you put the theory to the test this week, you'll be surprised at all of the different chapters and even different books from which people are operating. So assume nothing. Make your vision and expectations clearly known. You'll be a fine leader.

DO NOT ASK FOR THE RESERVATIONS DEPARTMENT, which will only get you routed back
through to the 800 number clearinghouse you are trying to avoid. Instead, ask to speak to the manager on duty, who at this time of day on the weekend will probably be a lower-level employee. This is the person on duty who has the authority to negotiate rates and book rooms. This is better for you than calling during the week when you will be connected to a "revenue manager" who is more interested in keeping the rates high.

BE VERY COURETOUS. Say that you are shopping

for accommodations during a specific week at a great rate, followed by, "What can you do for me?" See yourself as a valuable commodity at this moment because you will take an unsold room out of inventory, which represents job security for the person you're speaking with. That's it. You've cut out all of the middlemen and just given yourself the very best shot at bagging a bargain hotel reservation. Use this opportunity well and to your fullest advantage. You're doing the hotel and yourself a great service. Mary Hunt is the founder of, a personal finance member website. You can email her at, or write to Everyday Cheapskate, P.O. Box 2099, Cypress, CA 90630.




By Dr. Marty Becker and Gina Spadafori Universal Uclick Is there anything a dog cant use his nose to figure out? Dogs have long been used to sniff out escaped cons and missing children (think bloodhounds), dinner (think spaniels, retrievers and hounds), and even truffles (think poodles). But in recent years, trainers have come up with all kinds of new ways to use a dogs extraordinary sense of smell. Here are a few you may know and a few more we bet you didnt:

The most incredible thing about your dog may be his nose
detonate a bomb.

Drugs. Dogs can be

trained to sniff out all kinds of illegal drugs, finding them not only on people but also in massive cargo containers, long-haul trucks and school lockers.

Insects. Termites? No problem.

Dogs are also being used to detect the resurgence of bedbugs in big cities.

Plant matter. Since fresh fruits and vegetables can carry insects and diseases that have the potential to cause great damage to agriculture, dogs are used to detect foodstuffs in the luggage of travelers coming through customs. Dogs are also used to sniff out invasive plants in fields, so they can be eradicated before they take hold.

Mold. Its not just the mold that bedevils homeowners, but also the mold that puts the vines at wineries at risk from the spread of disease. Explosives. Meetings of important public officials would be hard to imagine without the diligent work of bomb-sniffing dogs. To take it a bit further, dogs are even being taught to sniff out cellphones that could be used to

Cows in heat. A lot of money depends on being able to artificially inseminate a cow without wasting time guessing when shes ready. While a bull could tell, hes not always available, as his contribution usually arrives on the scene frozen. A dog can tell when the cow is most fertile, although its a good bet the dog couldnt care less. Cancer. While cancer detection is still in the trial stage, its looking pretty promising that dogs can spot a malignancy. Someday your
In addition to explosives, dog noses have been used to seek out everything from tumors to counterfeit DVDs.

doctor may order up a lab test and mean Labrador!

Chemicals. Dogs have been known to look for items as varied as mercury and the components of potentially pirated DVDs. Theyve also been used to detect the presence of fire accelerants in cases where arson is suspected. While most of us tend to think scent work is the near-exclusive province of a handful of breeds bloodhounds, German shepherds and maybe a Labrador retriever here and there in fact, a wide range of breeds and mixes is trained to detect various scents. Because of their fine noses and friendly dispositions, beagles are used to work airports by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and any manner of mixed breeds lucky dogs pulled from shelters have been used for other kinds of detection work. Because all dogs have keen noses filled with many more scent receptors than we humans have, a dogs future doing nose work relies more on enthusiasm, reliability and trainability than on the common canine ability to tell one scent from another.




Mini-Kitchen? Make
It Grow
By Rose Bennett Gilbert

Small is beautiful when you use space-enhancing ingredients, such as glass tile, glass-fronted cabinets and strategic lighting. Photo: Ariel Camilo

Q: We bought our apartment

last year while prices and interest rates were low, so we told ourselves it didn't matter that the kitchen was crowded and dark. It does matter! Can you give us some guidelines on how to open it up some without spending a fortune in remodeling?

what he preaches: The

warm galley kitchen we show here is his own. What started out as a scant 12-foot long and 7-foot wide gained some 3 extra feet of space when John knocked out the wall that separated it from the hallway (where the poster hangs). He also triaged the hall coat closet and pulled that space into the kitchen. Wherever you find it, every square foot is precious, John believes. "A small closed-in kitchen feels claustrophobic. I often end up opening kitchens to adjoining rooms." What if you can't actually renovate the space? "If you can't make it bigger, make it a jewel," the designer advises. Among his suggestions:

spice with color real color on the backsplash, on the ceiling. ... Say, a light blue or green. Or pink! I've put a fleshy pink tone of the ceiling of a kitchen that had pink cabinets. Make the ceiling color intensive enough to read."

Consider glass tiles for the backsplash.

"Glass adds dimension. And it's easy to clean." (John's come from Artistic Tile,

A: I asked an expert. Kitchen designing calls for a specialist, a designer who also understands ingredients such as electrical and plumbing and load-bearing walls.
My expert of choice is John Buscarello, a New York designer who discovered his niche in kitchens because he loves to cook and eat. It's a niche he fills often many New Yorkers have kitchens they can barely squeeze into.

Use cabinets with glass-fronted doors. "To

show off decorative dishes. Not such a good idea if you're storing cereal boxes." (John's maple cabinets are by WoodMode).

Forget white. "People

think you have to paint small spaces white or light colors. That just equals bland! Add

Light it lovely. Undercabinet lighting strips (and outlet strips) are attractive and effective over work counters. Continues on page 9

John also practices





Rose Bennett Gilbert Continued from page 4

Floor show. In tight spaces, John

favors large-format (12 x 24 inch) porcelain tiles. "Big tiles make the floor itself look bigger," he reports.

bly be pink. "Pink is coming of age. ... Pink is big-time," declared Emmanuelle Linard of Edelkoort. For men, too, concurred Kim Palmeter of Pantone, who added that the pink-tocome will not be your cliche baby shade. Think of a pink that's "less sugary and more faded," she explained. It's also fashionable to be tickled pink, according to Cassandra Tsaknis of Stylesight. Among the future trends she cited is "Rapture," because "life is better when you are laughing." There's even an app for it, she said. It's called the "Serendipiter." Rose Bennett Gilbert is the co-author of "Manhattan Style" and six other books on interior design.

Q: Feeling in the pink? A: You're right on trend, according to a

crew of professional forecasting companies who came from around the globe to look into the future of design at last month's SURTEX in New York. It's the leading trade show for the sale and licensing of original art, so the forecasters drew rapt attention from the artists, manufacturers and retailers who were there seeking the next big thing for 2014/2015. Whatever that turns out to be, it'll proba-

Q: Our heirloom couch is long and low. It dates back to the l960s, when people must have liked their seating closer to the floor. Anyway, the couch used to look fine in our old house where we had it under a big window. In our new house, there's no window wall, and it doesn't work. It just looks lost against the bare wall. What to do? A: You've got to accentuate the negative. Put something important on that bare wall so it forms a unit with your low couch. Give it stature, if you will.
A couple of easy suggestions: Stand a tall, attractive screen behind the couch (you can make one yourself from wood shelving boards hinged together and then wallpapered). Closing ranks above a tufted sofa, a dozen framed woodcuts turn a wall into the focal point of this red-white-and-blue sitting room. Photo: Courtesy Continues on next page Pearson Furniture


Big Ideas for Tiny Baths

Rose Bennett Gilbert

Q: How come you never talk about redecorating a bath? We have one so tiny my husband can touch both sidewalls with his elbows! We're thinking of remodeling, keeping the same floor space (5 x 7 feet) and changing fixtures and maybe the tile, which goes a half-wall up over the tub. We need inspiration and information. A: A dose of experience wouldn't hurt either. Who would have rehabbed more tiny baths than a designer working in New York City, where every square inch of space is precious? So I've picked the talented brain of designer John Buscarello (, who specializes in making more of less.
The bath we show here is as space-deprived as yours, a weenie 5 x 7-ft. But John has waved his magic shoehorn and made it feel both larger and quite elegant in the process. Among of his professional suggestions: Get rid of your tired old tub. Ditto whatever "dreary" shower curtain goes with it. That space is better spent on an updated standing shower behind a stationary glass panel (a 30-inch opening lets you not splashes out on one side). Think tile allover. Tiling right up to and often, over the ceiling, European-style, will put your old-fashioned bath in a sleek, contemporary mood. Here, John has used subway (rectangular) tile but stacked, instead of staggering, it "to create a more modern feel." Work magic with mirrors. Not only are mirrors de rigueur in any bath, they double the space you see. John also doubled their usefulness, installing a pair of matching mirrored wall cabinets over the pedestal sink. Aggrandize the floor. Never mind that it's A once-ordinary small bath makes quite a splash with aqua tile, glass shower wall and a doublehelping of mirrored cabinets. Photo Courtesy of John A. Buscarello, Inc. Interior Design. small. Laying oversized tile John used 12 x 24-inch porcelain tile will make the space look much larger. Other tips from the pro: "Don't be afraid of color in the bath," John counsels. The owner of this apartment was looking for tranquility in her new bath, he reports. Hence his choice of cool, calming aqua tile. Another colorful idea: Create a feature wall with tile. Or opt for a paint color that speaks to you. "Just be sure to choose a paint that has a sheen finish" for both practical and esthetic reasons, he advises. COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM

The Low-Down on Low Furniture...

Continued from page 9 A variation on that theme: Hang a large tapestry, quilt or other interesting fabric on that wall. Even more dramatic, take a leaf from gifted designer Jennifer McConnell of Pearson Furniture, who turned a ho-hum wall into a focal point, creating visual architecture with a dozen reproduction woodcut portraits of ancient Roman rulers. The portraits are actually quite small, but Jennifer aggrandized them with oversized picture mats and frames, hung close together so they form a unit over the sofa. Who could resist coming in for a close-up look at the art (from Chelsea House, Inc., and then lingering on the elegant tufted sofa below it? This study in red, white and blue also features classic tufted chairs, benches that prance on little bronze hooves, and a centerpiece of a red ottoman, a surprise standin for the usual cocktail table, all new from Pearson Furniture (



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Grown Ups 2
07/12/2013 Rated: PG-13 Genre: Comedy Lenny Feder (Adam Sandler) moves his family back to his hometown to be with his friends, but he finds that -- between old bullies, new bullies, party crashers and more -- he didn't leave the crazy life behind in Los Angeles. Lenny's friends must also cope with their own challenges: Eric (Kevin James) must face his ultimate fear: Kurt (Chris Rock) has gone back to work as a cable repairman: Marcus (David Spade) learns that he has an 18-year-old son. Starring: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello, Nick Swardson, Colin Quinn, Tim Meadows, Shaquille O'Neal, Alexander Ludwig, Georgia Engel, Peter Dante, Oliver Hudson, Allen Covert, Steve Austin, Milo Ventimiglia, Jake Goldberg, Cameron Boyce, Alexys Nycole Sanchez

Open Nationwide 07/03/13 Runtime 98 min MPAA Rating PG for Rude Humor, Mild Action. Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Ken Jeong, Elsie Fisher, Dana Gaier, Moises Arias, Nasim Pedrad, Kristen Schaal, Pierre Coffin Genre Comedy, Animated Synopsis Now that Gru (Steve Carell) has forsaken a life of crime to raise Margo, Agnes and Edith, he's trying to figure out how to provide for his new family. As he struggles with his responsibilities as a father, the Anti-Villain League -- an organization dedicated to fighting evil -- comes calling. The AVL sends Gru on a mission to capture the perpetrator of a spectacular heist, for who would be better than the world's greatest ex-villain to capture the individual who seeks to usurp his power.

Open Nationwide 07/03/13 Runtime 75 min MPAA Rating R for Pervasive Language, Sexual References. Starring Kevin Hart Genre Comedy Synopsis Comic Kevin Hart performs in concert. Distributor Lions Gate Films Official Website


Open Nationwide 06/28/13 Runtime 137 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for Seq of Intense Action Violence, Intense Gunfire and Explosions, A Brief Sexual Image, Some Language. Genre Action, Thriller Synopsis Capitol police officer John Cale (Channing Tatum) has just been denied his dream job of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx) as a member of the Secret Service. Not wanting to disappoint his young daughter with the bad news, Cale takes her on a tour of the White House. While he and his daughter are there, a heavily armed paramilitary group attacks and seizes control. As the nation's government dissolves in chaos, only Cale can save his daughter, the president and the country.

Open Nationwide 06/28/13 Runtime 116 min MPAA Rating R for Some Violence, Pervasive Language, Strong Crude Content. Starring Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy Genre Comedy Synopsis FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock) is a methodical investigator with a longstanding reputation for excellence -and arrogance. In contrast, crude, hot-tempered detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) goes with her gut instinct and street smarts to remove criminals from the streets of Boston. Though neither woman has ever had a partner -or a friend -- they must join forces to capture a drug lord. In the process, they become the last thing anyone ever expected: buddies.


Open Nationwide 07/03/13 Runtime 135 min MPAA Rating PG-13 for Seq of Intense Action Violence, Some Suggestive Material. Starring Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner, Barry Pepper, James Badge Dale, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter Genre Western, Adventure, Action Synopsis Fate brings together Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) and white lawman John Reid (Armie Hammer) to join forces in the never-ending battle against corruption and greed.

Open Nationwide 06/21/13 Runtime 102 min MPAA Rating G Starring Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, Peter Sohn, Joel Murray, Sean P. Hayes, Dave Foley, Charlie Day, Alfred Molina, Tyler Labine, Nathan Fillion, Aubrey Plaza, Bobby Moynihan, Noah Johnston, Julia Sweeney, Bonnie Hunt, John Krasinski, Bill Hader, Beth Behrs, Bob Peterson, John Ratzenberger Genre Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Animated Synopsis Ever since he was a kid monster, Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) has dreamed of becoming a Scarer. To make his dream a reality, he enrolls at Monsters University. During his first semester, he meets Sulley (John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. Sulley and Mike engage in a fierce rivalry that ultimately gets them both kicked out of MU's elite Scare Program. To make things right, Mike and Sulley -- along with a bunch of misfit monsters -- will have to learn to work together.

Pacific Rim
07/12/2013 Rated: PG-13 Genre: Science fiction, Adventure, Action Long ago, legions of monstrous creatures called Kaiju arose from the sea, bringing with them all-consuming war. To fight the Kaiju, mankind developed giant robots called Jaegers, designed to be piloted by two humans locked together in a neural bridge. However, even the Jaegers are not enough to defeat the Kaiju, and humanity is on the verge of defeat. Mankind's last hope now lies with a washed-up ex-pilot (Charlie Hunnam), an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) and an old, obsolete Jaeger. Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Diego Klattenhoff, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr., Ron Perlman, Brad William Henke, Larry Joe Campbell, Mana Ashida


Gateway West Blvd/Cielo Vista Mall


Premiere Cinemas
6101 Gateway West S.15 Schedule good for Friday July 12th
*DIRTY WARS (NR) | 10:20 am | 12:30 pm | 2:50 pm | 5:00 pm | 7:35 pm | 9:45 pm 2D EPIC (PG) | 9:45 am | 12:35 pm | 3:25 pm | 6:15 pm | 9:05 pm FAST & FURIOUS 6 (PG-13) | 9:45 am | 12:50 pm | 4:00 pm | 7:15 pm | 10:15 pm 2D IRON MAN 3 (PG-13) | 10:45 am | 1:50 pm | 4:45 pm | 7:45 pm | 10:40 pm *KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN (R) | 10:50 am | 1:00 pm | 3:15 pm | 5:30 pm | 7:45 pm | 10:00 pm *LLANERO SOLITARIO (DOBLADA) EN ESPANOL (PG-13) | 10:45 am | 2:10 pm | 5:35 pm | 9:00 pm 2D MAN OF STEEL (PG-13) | 12:05 pm | 3:35 pm | 7:05 pm | 10:30 pm NOW YOU SEE ME (PG-13) | 9:45 am | 12:10 pm | 2:45 pm | 5:25 pm | 7:55 pm | 10:25 pm *THE EAST (PG-13) | 10:35 am | 1:25 pm | 4:15 pm | 7:05 pm | 10:00 pm THE INTERNSHIP (PG-13) | 10:55 am | 1:45 pm | 4:40 pm | 7:30 pm | 10:25 pm *THE LONE RANGER (PG-13) | 10:15 am | 11:00 am | 12:30 pm | 1:45 pm | 2:30 pm | 3:55 pm | 5:15 pm | 6:05 pm | 7:15 pm | 8:40 pm | 9:15 pm | 10:40 pm *D-BOX THE LONE RANGER (PG) | 10:15 am | 1:45 pm | 5:15 pm | 8:40 pm *WHITE HOUSE DOWN (PG-13) | 10:00 am | 11:00 am | 1:05 pm | 2:05 pm | 4:15 pm | 5:15 pm | 7:20 pm | 8:20 pm | 10:35 pm * -- denotes Pass Restricted features

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Grown Ups 2 PG13101 Mins Digital Cinema 10:35am 11:35am 1:35pm | 2:35pm | 4:35pm | 5:35pm | 7:35pm | 8:35pm | 10:35pm Pacific RimPG-13131 Mins11:20am 2:20pm | 5:20pm | 8:20pm Digital Cinema10:20am | 1:20pm | 4:20pm | 7:20pm | 10:20pm Despicable Me 2 PG98 Mins10:00am | 11:30am | 1:00pm | 2:30pm | 4:00pm | 5:30pm | 7:00pm | 8:30pm | 10:00pm Digital Cinema10:30am 12:30pm | 1:30pm | 3:30pm | 4:30pm | 6:30pm | 7:30pm | 9:30pm | 10:30pm The Heat R116 Mins Digital Cinema10:25am | 1:25pm | 4:25pm | 7:25pm | 10:25pm Monsters University G102 Mins11:00am | 2:00pm | 5:00pm Digital Cinema 10:00am | 1:00pm | 4:00pm | 7:00pm | 10:00pm World War ZPG-13115 Mins11:05am 2:05pm | 5:05pm | 8:05pm Digital Cinema 10:05am | 1:05pm | 4:05pm | 7:05pm | 10:05pm This Is the End R107 MinsDigital Cinema 10:15am | 1:15pm | 4:15pm | 7:15pm | 10:15pm The PurgeR85 Mins Digital Cinema 8:00pm

Dirty Wars
Schedule good for 7/12
DESPICABLE ME 2, 2D (PG) 10:15 | 11:00 | 12:00 | 1:40 | 2:40 | 4:20 | 5:20 | 7:00 | 8:00 | 9:40 | 10:40 | 12:15am DESPICABLE ME 2, 3D (PG) 11:30 | 2:10 | 4:50 | 7:30 | 10:10 GROWN UPS 2 (PG13) 10:00 | 11:30 | 12:30 | 2:00 | 3:00 | 4:30 | 5:30 | 7:00 | 8:00 | 9:30 | 10:30 | 12:00am KEVIN HART - LET ME EXPLAIN (R)11:00 | 1:05 | 4:00 | 7:00 | 9:05 | 12:00am LONE RANGER, THE (PG13) 11:00 | 12:30 | 2:20 | 4:00 | 6:00 | 7:20 | 9:20 | 10:40 MAN OF STEEL 2D (PG13) 12:00 | 4:00 | 7:15 | 11:00 MONSTERS UNIVERSITY 2D (G)11:00 | 1:40 | 4:20 | 7:00 | 9:40 PACIFIC RIM 2D (PG13) 11:00 | 2:00 | 5:00 | 8:00 | 11:00 PACIFIC RIM 3D (PG13)10:00 | 1:00 | 4:00 | 7:00 | 10:00 | 12:00am THE HEAT (R)11:00 | 1:20 | 2:10 | 4:10 | 5:00 | 7:00 | 8:00 | 9:50 | 12:00am WHITE HOUSE DOWN (PG13) 12:00 | 4:05 | 7:10 | 10:15 WORLD WAR Z,2D (PG13) 11:00 | 1:50 | 4:40 | 7:30 | 10:20

90 min - Documentary | Drama - 18 January 2013 (USA) Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

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Red 2
07/19/2013 Rated: PG-13 Genre: Action, Comedy Former CIA black-ops agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) and his old partner, Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich), are caught in the grip of retirement -but that soon changes when a powerful Cold War weapon known as Nightshade resurfaces decades after its disappearance. With assassins hot on their trail, Frank and his team set out to find the one scientist (Anthony Hopkins) who can unravel the mystery of Nightshade and help them save themselves -- and the world.

Schedule good for Friday July 12th

Grown Ups 2PG-13 101 MinsDigital Cinema 9:05am | 10:00am | 12:00pm | 1:15pm | 4:35pm | 6:45pm | 7:45pm | 11:00pm Pacific RimPG-13131 Mins9:00am | 12:15pm | 3:30pm | 7:00pm | 10:45pm Digital Cinema 9:30am | 1:00pm | 4:25p 8:00p 11:15pm Despicable Me 2 PG98 Mins9:25am | 12:30pm | 1:30pm | 3:35pm | 6:30pm | 7:30pm | 9:30pm Digital Cinema 10:30am | 11:30am | 2:30pm | 4:30pm | 5:30pm | 8:30pm | 10:30pm The Lone Ranger PG-13149 Mins Digital Cinema 11:35am | 3:00pm | 3:25pm | 7:10pm | 10:25pm | 10:55pm The Heat R116 Mins Digital Cinema10:05am | 1:25pm | 4:40pm | 7:55pm | 11:10pm Kevin Hart: Let Me ExplainR75 Mins Digital Cinema 10:10am | 12:40pm | 3:10pm | 5:40pm | 8:10pm | 10:40pm White House Down PG-13131 Mins Digital Cinema 11:40am | 3:10pm | 6:40pm | 10:10pm Monsters University G102 Mins9:00am | 2:55pm | 9:05pm Digital Cinema 11:50am | 6:00pm World War Z PG-13115 Mins 9:35am | 4:05pm | 10:35pmDigital Cinema 12:50pm | 7:20pm Man of Steel PG-13143 Mins 1:35pm | 10:35pm Digital Cinema 9:15am | 6:15pm


I-10 & Lee Trevino

Schedule good for 7/12- 7/18

AFTER EARTH (PG-13) 11:50a | 2:10p | 5:05p | 7:35p | 9:55p 2D EPIC(PG)11:05a | 1:30p | 4:00p | 6:30p | 8:55p 3D EPIC (PG)12:05p | 2:30p | 5:00p |7:25p | 9:50p EVIL DEAD (2013) (R) 5:00p | 10:05p 2D G.I. JOE RETALIATION (PG-13) | 11:20a | 4:25p | 9:30p 3D G.I. JOE RETALIATION (PG-13) 1:50p | 7:00p HANGOVER 3 (R) | 11:15a | 1:35p | 4:10p | 6:55p | 9:15p IDENTITY THIEF (R) 11:10a | 1:40p | 7:05p OBLIVION (PG-13) 11:30a | 2:15p | 7:10p OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN (R) | 11:25a | 2:00p | 4:40p | 7:20p | 10:00p PAIN AND GAIN (R) 12:20p | 3:10p | 6:20p | 9:10p SCARY MOVIE V (PG-13) 4:30p | 9:45p 2D THE CROODS (PG) 11:00a | 1:20p | 3:40p | 6:15p | 8:45p 3D THE CROODS (PG) 12:00p | 2:20p | 4:50p | 7:15p | 9:35p THE INTERNSHIP (PG-13) 11:00a | 1:45p | 4:35p | 7:15p | 10:00p

12:30pm | 2:00pm 3:30pm | 5:00pm | 6:30pm | 8:00pm | 9:30pm | 10:50pm 11:35pm The Lone Ranger PG-13149 Mins Digital Cinema 10:20am | 11:30am 12:45pm | 1:50pm 3:00pm | 4:10pm | 5:20pm | 6:35pm | 7:40pm | 8:50pm | 10:00pm 11:10pm The Heat R116 Mins Digital Cinema 10:30am | 1:30pm 4:30pm | 7:30pm | 9:05pm | 10:35pm 11:50pm Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain R75 Mins Digital Cinema 9:20am | 11:50am 2:20pm | 4:35pm | 6:45pm | 9:00pm | 11:15pm White House Down

Las Palmas i-10 @ Zaragosa

Schedule good for Friday July 12th

Grown Ups 2PG13101 MinsDigital Cinema 9:55am | 10:45am | 11:35am 12:40pm | 1:35pm 2:25pm | 3:25pm | 4:20pm | 5:15pm | 6:10pm | 7:05pm | 8:05pm | 8:55pm | 9:50pm | 11:30pm Pacific RimPG-13 131 Mins9:15am | 12:15pm 3:45pm | 7:00pm | 10:30pm 11:05am | 5:50pm Digital Cinema 10:05am | 1:25pm 2:35pm | 4:40pm | 8:15pm | 9:20pm | 11:40pm Despicable Me 2 PG98 Mins10:15am 11:45am | 1:15pm 2:45pm | 4:15pm | 5:45pm | 7:15pm | 8:40pm | 10:15pm Digital Cinema 9:30am | 11:00am PG-13131 Mins Digital Cinema 9:35am | 12:50pm 4:00pm | 7:10pm | 10:25pm Monsters University G102 Mins 11:20am | 2:30pm 5:35pm Digital Cinema 9:45am | 1:00pm | 4:10pm | 7:20pm | 10:10pm World War Z PG-13115 Mins 1:05pm | 4:05pm | 10:50pmDigital Cinema 10:10am | 7:45pm Man of Steel PG-13143 Mins 9:40am | 7:25pm Digital Cinema 1:10pm | 4:25pm | 10:40pm This Is the End R107 MinsDigital Cinema 10:45pm


2200 N. Yarbrough

Schedule good for 7 /12- 7 /18 AFTER EARTH (PG-13) 11:20 am | 2:00 pm | 4:25 pm | 6:50 pm | 9:20 pm 2D EPIC (PG)Running Time: 110 minutes | 11:25 am | 4:35 pm | 9:45 pm 3D EPIC (PG) 2:05 pm | 7:10 pm 3D JURASSIC PARK (PG-13) 12:00 pm | 2:50 pm | 5:30 pm | 8:45 pm PAIN & GAIN (R)12:35 pm | 3:35 pm | 6:35 pm | 9:30 pm 2D THE CROODS (PG)11:30 am | 2:05 pm | 4:45 pm | 7:10 pm | 9:50 pm THE HANGOVER: PART III (R) 11:45 am | 2:20 pm | 4:50 pm | 7:30 pm | 10:00 pm THE INTERNSHIP (PG-13) | 11:15 am | 1:45 pm | 4:20 pm | 7:00 pm | 9:35 pm


Out & About

El Paso Diablos Baseball - The American Association minor league teams 2013 season runs through Aug. 25 at Cohen Stadium in Northeast El Paso. Tickets: $8 box seats; $7 general admission; free for ages 4 and younger. July 4 tickets are $10 box seats; $9 general admission (July 4 games sell out fast). Information: 7552000 or To get there: take the Patriot Freeway to the Diana exit. From Loop 375, turn south on Kenworthy. July 6-9: Grand Prairie Air Hogs July 29-31: Wichita Wingnuts The Diablos, Sodexo and El Pasos media night for El Pasoans Fighting Hunger is Monday, July 8. Every fan who brings a canned good or nonperishable food item to donate at Cohen Stadium to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger will receive a free popcorn. Donations will also be taken at the Media Softball Championship at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Calendar of upcoming events for El Paso/ Southern New Mexico are from July 11th - 17th, 2013
If you want your upcoming event listed in SPOTLIGHTS Out & About section, please send all your relevant data by e-mail to:

All My Sons El Paso Playhouse, 2501 Montana, begins its 50th anniversary season with the Arthur Miller play July 5-27. Directed by Aaron Hernandez. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 ($8 seniors, $7 military/students with ID; $5 students under 18). Information: 532-1317, The story centers on the Keller Family and tells of the familys struggles to come to terms with the possible death of their eldest son and with a terrible secret that could threaten to change their lives forever. Each act takes place in a different era of U.S. history, beginning in the 1930s.

Viva El Paso! The summertime pageant returns to McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre for its 36th season 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Aug. 10, offering an array of multicolored costumes, electrifying musical production numbers, and legendary characters. The outdoor musical extravaganza highlights the four major cultures of the region, through drama, song and dance, that have called El Paso home: Native American, Spanish Conquistadors, Mexican and Western American. Director is Jaime Barba of UTEP Department of Theatre and Dance. Tickets:$18- $24 and $18 ($4 off children ages 2-12; $2 off military and seniors 65 and older). Group discounts available for groups of 20 by calling 231-1100, ext. 5. Information: Dinners served 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; must be purchased in ad-

vance. by noon Friday the weekend of the event. A Spanish-language performance is Sunday, July 21 and Aug. 4.

looking bike contest. Cost: $7 per person; donations of dog food, treats or other dog items for the Humane Society also welcome.

Reds Run The 2nd annual motorcycle/car run to benefit the Humane Society of El Paso is Sunday, July 14. The event, in memory of Bruce Engels, starts at Humane Society, 4991 Fred Wilson (across from Fort Bliss Cemetery). Hosted by Grimlords Motorcycle Club. Information: 731-8439, 4741081 or Registration is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with last bike in at 4 p.m. Stops are at Paulinas Badlands, 7792 Franklin and Rockhouse Cockpit, 9828 Montana with final stop at Incredibles pet-friendly bar and grill, 5011 Alabama, for food, entertainment, raffles, auction and giveaways. Best dress dog and cat contest at last stop, with best

NvUS Charity Meet

NvUS Car Clubs family-oriented car meet benefiting Wounded Warrior Project is noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at Cohen Stadium, 9700 Gateway North, featuring the NvUS CEO. Roll-in for participants is 8 a.m. to noon (no burn-outs or revving during show). Restrooms and food vendors available. Spectator admission is free; $5 donation for WWP from participants and spectators appreciated. Information: Matt Soto, (575) 4423078 or Jay Hernandez, (915) 760-7455. Open to all types of vehicles from 4x4, Lowrider, Classic, Hot Rod, Motorcycles, Imports, Domestics, etc. This is just a meet/show and shine (not a car show). Only awards given are for Most Donations by a Team and Most Team Participation.

ning July 13 at Caf Mayapn, 2000 Texas. Local and naturally grown produce, and Mexican fair-trade artisanry for sale. Breakfast and lunch available. Information: 217-1126 or

Aqua Posse Summer Swimming Invitational The areas largest
swim meet hosted by El Paso Aqua Posse is Friday through Sunday, July 12-14, at the Ascarate Pool, 6900 Delta. The meet usually attracts more than 400 athletes from Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Spectator admission is free. Information: 562-1242 or

Summer Repertory
El Paso Community College Performers Studio presents its 2013 Summer Repertory Season shows during the summer months at the Transmountain Campus Forum Theatre on Hwy 54 (Diana exit). Showtime is 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit EPCC Performance Studies student scholarships. Tickets: $15 general admission; $10 non-EPCC students; $7 EPCC students/seniors. Box office open at 6 p.m. (1 p.m. for matinees) on show dates. Information: 831-5056, 637-4029 or July 11-14: A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to The Forum, Tony-winning musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Directed by Elizabeth Ann Gaidry. A slave seeks to win his freedom by finding a way to get his master the girl of his dreams. Continues on next page

Provost Gun Show

The El Maida Provost Guard gun, small antique and Southwest art show is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 13-14, at the El Maida Shrine Temple, 6331 Alabama. Includes new, used and antique firearms and accessories, knives, coins, Southwest jewelry, military surplus and collectibles. Food concessions available. Admission: $5 ($4 active military and accompanying dependents). Age 18 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Information: 241-1761.

Mercado Mayapan Farmers Market La

Mujer Obrera and Centro Mayapan host the market 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays begin-


Music Under the Stars

The 30th summer concert series, presented by the City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department is 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sundays at the Chamizal National Memorial amphitheater, 800 S. San Marcial. Admission is free. Information: 541-4481 (MCAD), 532-7273 (Chamizal) or July 14: Morry Sochat and the Special 20s (Swing and Blues from Chicago).

Ramos, with Exito and Inolvidable. Saturdays headliners are Radio La Chusma, with folklorico groups, Skarabajo and We Be Fore. Sundays headliner is River City Band with Guitar Slim, and Matachines and Tigua Social Dances. Ysleta Mission is the second oldest practicing church in the United States and the oldest mission in Texas. Proceeds from the annual festival go towards maintaining the mission and surrounding grounds.

noon Saturdays. This producers only market runs through mid-October and features quality farmers, backyard gardeners and artisans such as organic and pesticide-free vegetables, locally-made goat cheeses, natural free range chickens and eggs, native plants for home and yard, fresh-baked breads and salsas. Only products grown directly from the producer allowed. Information: (575) 589-0653, ext. 3.

day; $40 Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday dinner matinees; $26 non-dinner matinees ($2 discount for all tickets for UTEP faculty/staff/ alumni association members; group of 20 or more; ages 4-12; non UTEPstudents, military; $10 discount for UTEP students). Information: 747-6060.

60 youth performers from the groups free weeklong workshops is 7 p.m. Friday, July 12, at the Spencer Theater for Performing Arts, Airport Hwy 220 in Alto, N.M. (about 12 miles north of downtown Ruidoso). Tickets: $18 ($10 children). Information: (575) 336-4800, (888) 818-7872 or

p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $5 (free for ages 16 and younger). Information: (575) 354-0341 or

July Jamboree The

annual celebration is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, at Zenith Park in Cloudcroft, with more than 60 area artisans selling original art, pottery, jewelry and more, food and entertainment. Admission is free. Information: (575) 6822733 or Open-air melodramas of Big Bad (or A Hairy Tale) by the Cloudcroft Light Opera Company are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 12-13 and July 19-20, in the Zenith Park Pavilion. Admission is free.

Battle of the Champions Karate Tournament The 11th annual

tournament is July 12-13 at the Camino Real Hotel, 101 S. El Paso, sponsored by the National Blackbelt League and the Southwest Karate Group. Events start at 2 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. Saturday, with finals at 7:27 p.m. Ticket/table information: 727-3562, 329-3008 or m.

Walk Like MADD 5K Mothers Against Drunk

Driving will host its 5K walk in partnership with El Paso Community College 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13, at El Paso Community Colleges Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter. The walk benefits MADDs Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, through the support of fundraising pledges made by the participants. Registration begins at 7 a.m. with opening ceremony at 7:45 a.m. Cost: $20 ($15 ages 5-21; $10 pets; free for ages 4 and younger). Information: 779-1987.

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market The

City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Departments market for area artists are Saturdays in the Union Plaza District along Anthony Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space for about 53 artists available each month. Information: 541-4942.


Grammy Award winning singer performs at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at The Plaza Theatre. One of the most prominent Latin-born performers in the pop era, Felicianos is best known for his soulful version of the Doors Light My Fire, and the Christmas standard Feliz Navidad. Tickets: $35, $45, $55 and $99.

Independence Day Dinner and Dance Bash Dance for Dreams

presents the dance event 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at Hilton Garden Inn El Paso Airport, 6650 Gateway East, with live entertainment by Latin Band Azucar and dancing to salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, cha-cha and more. Semi-formal attire (red, white and blue optional). Tickets: $35 in advance; $45 at the door (cash only). Active duty military is $32 with ID (includes dinner and non-alcoholic beverage). Information: Deliris Montanez or Dance for Dreams Foundation (found on Facebook and or (704) 2934307. Professional photographer available; $10 per photo.

SOUTHERN NEW MExICO Every Other Tuesday Doa Ana Arts Council hosts a variety of musical performances 6:30 p.m. every other Tuesday at the historic Rio Grande Theatre, 211 Downtown Mall, Las Cruces. Admission is free. Information: (575) 523-6403 or

Chris Waggoner performs his tribute to Neil Diamond at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at the Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main in the Las Cruces Downtown Mall. Proceeds benefit Dona Ana Arts Council. Tickets: $15 in advance; $20 day of show. Information: (575) 6475900 or Waggoner and his ensemble cover dozens of the singers hits, including Sweet Caroline, America, Cherry, Cherry and many others.

Play Me: The Music Of Neil Diamond

Flickinger Center for Performing Arts 1110

New York Ave. Alamogordo. Gospel Rocks the Flick is 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, July 13-14. Tickets: $10. Information: (575) 437-2202 or Summer shows:

Fort Stanton Live!

The forts annual celebration of living history, hosted by Fort Stanton, Inc./Fort Stanton Foundation is July 13-14, at Fort Stanton, 20 miles northeast of Ruidoso on Hwy 220. Events include historic reenactments, cavalry, infantry, artillery demonstrations, buffalo soldiers, Mescalero Apaches, Victorian Ladies Tea, authors, speakers, tours, kids games, a period Military Ball Saturday evening and Sunday church service. No pets or alcohol allowed. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8

Alfresco! Fridays
The 11th season of free outdoor concerts are 6 p.m. Fridays at Arts Festival Plaza (between El Paso Museum of Art and Plaza Theatre). Presented by the El Paso Convention and Performing Arts Centers and the El Paso Convention and Visitors Bureau. No outside food or beverages, or pets allowed. Information: 534-0665 or July 12: Magiztral Sonora (cumbia). Tricky Falls 209 S. El Paso. Information: 351-9909 or Peter Murphy The Bauhaus frontman performs Sunday, July 14, as part of his Mr. Moonlight tour highlighting his Bauhaus hits, with opening act Ours. Tickets: $22.

Venus in Fur Lo-fi

Productions presents the erotic drama by David Ives, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 28July 13, at the NMSU Readers Theatre (across the parking lot from University Barnes & Noble) in Las Cruces. Directed by Michael Wise. Admission: $7. Information: (575) 6503496.

Amazing Feats El
Paso Dance Academy presents a variety of different styles of dance which include ballet, modern, jazz, and folkloric at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 12-13, at Chamizal National Memorial, 800 S. San Marcial, allowing the audience to see how various styles are connected by their cultures and movements. Admission: $8. Information: 449-7904.

Beauty Lou and the Country Beast Missoula Childrens Theatres annual production featuring 50 to

July 12-14 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 131 S. Zaragosa (at Alameda), with live music, authentic southwest cuisine cooked by mission families, game booths, carnival rides and more. Hours are 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday and 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free to all events. Information: 8599848 or Fridays headliners are Ruben

Ysleta Mission Festival The annual fiesta is

In The Heights
UTEP Dinner Theatre closes its season with the Tony-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda July 5-21. Showtime is 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with dinner matinee at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7, and non-dinner matinees at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14 and 21. Tickets: $45 Friday and Satur-

Farmers Market at Ardovinos Desert Crossing The 12th annual market runs 7:30 a.m. to


DJ Spotlight | Baauer
year with promise of a fulllength EP soon to come. More recently, a co-headlinig tour sparked a collaboration and friendship between Baauer and Grammy Award Winning hiphop superproducer Just Blaze, resulting in the duos first creation Higher, which in just three months has racked up over a million streams on SoundCloud and is set to see a release later this year. In addition to his own projects, Baauers kept impressively busy with superlative remix work for some of the worlds most highly-alluded artists, including The Prodigy, No Doubt, Disclosure, AlunaGeorge, and more. So early into his career, the young artist is only just now starting to gain momentum, and if his superb output thus far is any testament, Baauer looks poised to be remembered as one of the most exciting producers of our time. When hes not in the studio, Baauer plies his trade as one of the best up and coming DJs in the game. His first full year as a touring artist saw him headline gigs across North America, Europe, and Australia, gaining him recognition as one of the Top 100 U.S. DJs by the DJ List (#9 in his hometown on NYC). Baauers highpowered performances breed a kaleidoscope of sub-bass and future crunk soundscapes, using his distinctive sound to recontextualize overarching themes and create entirely new experiences with each record he plays. Whether its a 20,000 person festival tent or a intimate 300 person club, Baauer brings an unrivaled energy to the live space that can only be fully realized when witnessed in person.

Music Releases

July 16th
Andrew Cedermark - Home Life Beach - In Us We Trust

Nightlife calendar
July 20th Holy Ghost @Lowbrow Palace

Candice Glover - Music Speaks Chris Brown - X

July 26th Duke Dumont @lowbrow Palace

August 1st Sun City Music Festival @Ascarate Park

Though NYC club-killer Harry Rodrigues aka Baauer hasnt been on the scene long, the amount of buzz the 24-year-old has been able to build in such a short period of time is second to none, going from SoundClouds best kept secret to the worlds new posterboy for menacing sub-bass stylings almost overnight. As a producer, Baauers impeccable track record has propelled him to become one of the most glorified and respected in his field, cultivating a supremely authentic style and sound that yields stadium-sized responses throughout the globe. With a focus on sensationalizing the seemingly insignificant, Baauer melds dance floor traditions with hiphop tendencies, finding a creative sweet spot between the two that gets redefined with each new track he creates. Baauers debut came in May of 2012 on Diplos

Mad Decent imprint Jeffrees with the world-smashing hit Harlem Shake. The song, which gained Pitchfork Best New Track accolades at the time of its release, made its reign initially as a dance floor anthem, clocking in plays across the world and obtaining monumental support from DJs and fans alike. But in February of 2013, the song would go on to create an even bigger cultural impact, becoming the catalyst for a Youtube and Internet phenomenon that would catapult Harlem Shake into charting at the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks. Summer of 2012 saw Baauer align himself with Glasgows impossibly pioneering LuckyMe label (Hudson Mohawke, Lunice, Rustie), debuting a limited edition 12 white label on the Scottish imprint late last

Court Yard Hounds - Amelita David Lynch - The Big Dream Desert Stars - Habit Shackles Eric Copeland - Joke In the Hole Gauntlet Hair - Stills Mayer Hawthorne - Where Does This Door Go

Patrick Sweany - Close To The Floor Pepper - Pepper Pet Shop Boys - Electric

August 22nd Simian Mobile Disco @Lowbrow Palace

Pusha T - My Name Is My Name Sara Bareilles - The Blessed Unrest Sarah Miles - One Soft Metals - Lenses Tallhart - We Are The Same



Race: Camping World RV Sales 301 Where: New Hampshire Motor Speedway When: Sunday, 1 p.m. (ET) TV: TNT 2012 Winner: Kasey Kahne (right)

Race: CNBC Primes The Profit 200 Where: New Hampshire Motor Speedway When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. (ET) TV: ABC 2012 Winner: Brad Keselowski


Race: American Ethanol 200 Where: Iowa Speedway When: Saturday, 8:30 p.m. (ET) TV: SPEED 2012 Winner: Timothy Peters

Jimmie Johnson dominates Coke Zero 400; team among best ever in NASCAR history
Whether Jimmie Johnsons dominating win in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway on Saturday is a sign hes on track to win a sixth Sprint Cup title is debatable. Whats for sure is that he and his No. 48 team, with 64 career Cup victories to date, are showing the strength that has made them among the best ever in NASCAR. Johnsons crew chief Chad Knaus said in the winners interview at Daytona that his drivers talents are the key to the teams success. The cold, hard fact of the matter is we could have the best race car out there, but if we had some schmuck driving it, it wouldnt get the job done, he said. I think weve got what is the best race-car driver ever to sit in a Cup car behind the wheel. Johnson, who leads second-place Clint Bowyer in the Cup standings by 49 points, put on a display of those talents at Daytona on Saturday, leading 94 of the 161 laps, including the final 31. In the past six races, hes won just twice, but has led 565 laps. He was in position to win several more, but was undone in large part by issues on late-race restarts. Johnson said that a big part of his success over the years is not to let the frustrations of one week affect his performance the next. Every race team in the garage area leaves the track with could-have, would-have, should-


Team owner Michael Waltrip enjoys parttime driving gig

Team owner Michael Waltrip is enjoying a quite successful gig as a part-time driver. When the Cup series visits Daytona and Talladega, Waltrip takes the wheel of one of his teams Toyotas. In three starts so far, he has two top-five finishes, a fourth at Talladega in May and a fifth at Daytona on Saturday. I had a ball, said Waltrip, who got all four of his career Cup victories at Daytona and Talladega. Waltrip, who has a TV announcing job in addition to his car-owner duties, said he was looking forward to watching a replay of the race. Its going to be fun to watch back on TV, he said. I wasnt having any fun doing it. I was too nervous ... Why dont I just watch all of the time? Ive got that option. I dont know whats wrong with me.

Harold Hinson for Chevrolet

Johnson celebrates his Coke Zero 400 victory with a burnout at the finish line. time titleholders, Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt. Thats in large part because of the Chase format, which resets the standings after the 26race regular season for the 10-race finale. The Chase is so different, Johnson said. Those 10 races, weve entered the Chase with a ton of momentum. ... When we get in the Chase, there are certain feelings that seem to come around, but right now its really about managing your team, managing your car, developing the car and things like that. But he does feel good about where he and his team are right now. As we get later in the summer and a week or two out, if were winning races then, the right feeling will start to come along, he said. Its still a little early, and were obviously trying to get every point we can to carry into the Chase with bonus points. But we have a little time before we focus in on that feeling. In the meantime, Johnson said his and his teams performance does send a signal to his competitors that he expects to be the one to beat when it comes to the 2013 Cup championship. I think that what weve done over the course of the year, leading the points like we have with a big margin, I think probably sends the biggest message that were buttoned up and ready and in a position to win a sixth championship, he said. But theres a lot that can take place between now and Homestead.

Jimmie Johnson in Victory Lane at the Coke Zero 400. haves, and weve had a couple of those, but we dont let it linger, we dont let it last, he said. We dig in and we go to work and we come back to the race track and do the best we can. We know what were capable of when we go out and do our jobs. In that same way of thinking, hes also not saying his success so far his dominating runs and four victories so far this season is a sure sign that hes on track to win a sixth title, which would put him just one behind the sports all-

Brian Lawdermilk for Chevrolet

Michael Waltrip at Daytona

Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR


Ford Explorer Sport hauls more By Christopher A. Randazzo than just cargo
Even though the word sport is right there in the term sportutility vehicle, SUVs are inherently known for their useful utility features and their abilities to haul passengers and cargo. Being fast and sporty is typically nowhere in the agenda of an SUV. But with the Sport version of the Explorer, Ford redefines what the Explorer is, and basically turns it into a sporty SUV and one that hauls more than just cargo. For the Explorer Sport, a new model for 2013, Ford fits the Taurus SHOs 3.5 liter twinturbo EcoBoost V6 into the engine bay. With 365 horsepower and 350 pound/feet of torque, its pretty clear this isnt your typical SUV. Toss in all-wheel drive to keep all wheels nicely planted and the Explorer Sport is capable of hitting 60 mph in just 6 seconds which is more like a sports car than an SUV. In addition to the potent engine, the Explorer Sport gets a retuned suspension which includes stiffer springs and shocks, an uprated strut-tower brace and unique 20-inch wheels that ride on nine-inch wide rubber. The front brakes have also been increased to handle the extra power. A sixspeed automatic is the sole transmission offered. On the exterior, the real giveaway that this is no ordinary Explorer are the special wheels. But other changes include the use of black trim in the lower cladding, fender lips and side mirrors. Inside, special seats and paddle shifters are the only cues of this being a unique Explorer. The rest of the Sport is pretty much typical Explorer. Since its 2011 redesign, it continues to ride on a unibody platform, one that is used on todays Ford Taurus and Ford Flex as well as the Volvo XC90. Its the most aerodynamic Explorer ever, and in my opinion, the best looking Explorer in the vehicles 23 year history. The cabin of the Explorer is quite inviting. The dash is soft to the touch and cheap hard plastics are kept to a minimum. The center console that houses the gear shifter, cup holders and storage bin is nicely done, flowing gracefully into the dash. The MyFordTouch interface, standard on the Explorer Sport, really injects some pizzazz to the interior. It adds a high-resolution display-screen to the center console along with two additional screens for the gauge cluster, which the driver can configure to his own likings. The screen on the center console features touch-sensitive ..Continues on next page

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Continued from page 18..buttons to control the audio, navigation, phone, or climate control systems or the Sync voice activation system can be used.

SPOTLIGHTEPNEWS.COM JULY 11, 2013 PAGE 19 The Explorer Sport is expected to compete head-to-head with the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, BMW X5M, MercedesBenz ML63 AMG and Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Among those, it is by far the least expensive. And while the Explorer Sport By The Numbers: may not have the prestige and luxury of some of the others, if you are simple looking for an SUV that hauls, and not just the family, the Explore Sport fits the bill nicely.

1. Jimmie Johnson, 658 2. Clint Bowyer, 609 3. Carl Edwards, 587 4. Kevin Harvick, 585

When it comes to room, the Explorer Sport is very accommodating. The first two rows of seats provide great comfort for its occupants. The standard third row seat was a bit tight for me but wont pose a problem for children. Maximum cargo capacity is about 80 cubic feet, typical for this class. Anyone behind the wheel of the Explorer Sport will find it very enjoyable, just as I did. The powertrain is quiet and smooth but powerful. Romp

on the gas and a hint of torque steer can be felt, but almost instantly goes away. Ford equips all Explorer Sports with allwheel drive to maximize traction a good idea. In everyday driving, the stiffer shocks and springs can be felt, especially when going over speed bumps or road imperfec-

tions, but its not too upsetting. As a daily commuter, grocery getter or vehicle to pick up the kids, the Explorer handles the job well and does so in nice style. EPA rates the Explorer Sport at 16 mpg in town and 22 mpg on the highway. With my mostly city driving, I averaged 18 mpg.

2013 Ford Explorer Sport AWD

Base Price: $40,720.00 Price as Tested: $46,920.00 Layout: front-engine / all-wheel drive Engine: 3.5 liter twin turbo V6 EcoBoost Transmission: 6 - speed automatic Horsepower: 365 hp Torque: 360 ft-lbs EPA Fuel Economy:16 city / 22 highway mpg [Visit me at or email me at]

5. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 548 6. Matt Kenseth, 540 7. Kyle Busch, 533 8. Greg Biffle, 516 9. Kurt Busch, 501 10. Tony Stewart, 499