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My Stars ★★★★
FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 9, 2017
ARIES (March 21 to April 19)
A hectic period begins to wind down.
Take time to draw some deep breaths
and relax before getting into your next
project. A long-absent family member
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20)
You’re eager to move forward with a
new challenge that suddenly dropped
in your lap. But you’d be wise to take
this one step at a time to allow new
developments to come through.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20)
You’re almost ready to make a
commitment. A lingering doubt or
two, however, should be resolved
before you move ahead. An associate
could provide important answers.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22)
Caution is still the watchword as you
move closer toward a decision about a
new situation. If you act too fast, you
might miss some vital warning signs.
Go slowly and stay alert.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your
new goal looks promising, and your
golden touch does much to enhance
its prospects for success. In your
private life, Cupid does his best to
make your new relationship special.
VIRGO (August 23 to September
22) That impatient side of yours is
looking to goad you into moving
before you’re ready to take that big
step. Stay calm and cool. Let things
fall into place before you act.
LIBRA (September 23 to October
22) A legal matter you hoped could
finally be settled could be a pesky
problem for a while, until all the
parties agree to stop disagreeing with
each other. Be patient.
SCORPIO (October 23 to
November 21) Partnerships -- personal
or professional -- which began before
the new year take on new importance.
They also reveal some previously
hidden risks. So be warned.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22
to December 21) Your associates are
firmly on your side, and that persistent
problem that has caused you to
delay some activities should soon be
resolved to your satisfaction.
CAPRICORN (December 22
to January 19) Favorable changes
continue to dominate, and you should
be responding positively as they
emerge. Someone wants to become
more involved in what you’re doing.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to
February 18) A friend wants to share
a secret that could answer some
questions you’ve wondered about for
a long time. Meanwhile, travel aspects
continue to be strong.
PISCES (February 19 to March
20) Stay on your new course despite
so-called well-meaning efforts to
discourage you. Rely on your deep
sense of self-awareness to guide you
to do what’s right for you.
BORN THIS WEEK: You have
the capacity to meet challenges that
others might find overwhelming, and
turn them into successful ventures.
• On Jan. 13, 1842, a British army
doctor reaches the British sentry post
at Jalalabad, Afghanistan, the lone
survivor of a 16,000-strong Anglo-Indian
expeditionary force that was massacred in
the Khyber Pass in its retreat from Kabul.
• On Jan. 14, 1942, President
Franklin Roosevelt issues Proclamation
No. 2537, requiring aliens from World
War II-enemy countries -- Italy, Germany
and Japan -- to register with the
Department of Justice. Under increasing
pressure from California politicians and
others, Roosevelt also signed an executive
order to remove all Japanese Americans
to internment camps.
• On Jan. 15, 1967, at the Los
Angeles Coliseum, the Green Bay
Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs
in the first-ever world championship
football game. Since postseason college
games were known as “bowl” games, it
was suggested that the new AFL/NFL
pro championship be called the “Super
• On Jan. 9, 1972, the ship Seawise
University (formerly the RMS Queen
Elizabeth) burns and sinks in Hong Kong
Harbor. The Queen Elizabeth, launched
in 1938, served as ocean liner and troop
transport before being sold to a Hong
Kong businessman who wanted to use
the ship as a floating college.
• It was award-winning American
novelist Ann Patchett who made the
following sage observation: “The question
is whether or not you choose to disturb
the world around you, or if you choose to
let it go on as if you had never arrived.”
• The world’s smallest city block can
be found in the small town of Dothan,
Alabama. Bordered by Appletree, College
and Troy streets, the block was once
home to a single two-story building
measuring 38 feet long and 27 feet wide.
• Most Americans are familiar with
graham crackers -- they’re a favorite
childhood snack. But have you ever
wondered what they’re made of? The
obvious answer is “graham flour” -- but
what is that? It’s just flour made from
whole wheat. This type of flour was
named after a 19-century Presbyterian
minister named Sylvester Graham, who
promoted the snack as a digestive aid and
a cure for alcoholism.
• You might be surprised to learn that,
although Charles Goodyear received a
patent for vulcanized rubber in 1844, the
Maya were creating objects with rubber
3,000 years before that.
• The quaking aspen (Populus
tremuloides) is the most widely distributed
tree in North America (as well as the
state tree of Utah). Groves of them can
be found in high altitudes as far south
as Guanajuato, Mexico, and as far north
as the Brooks Range of mountains in
northern Alaska. Most people don’t
realize, however, that the groves are not
made up of separate trees; all the visible
trunks are part of a single organism,
genetically identical and sharing the same
“The greatest happiness of life is the
conviction that we are loved -- loved for
ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of
ourselves.” - - Victor Hugo
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. TELEVISION: What TV producer
hosted the 1960s shows titled
“This is Your Life” and “Truth or
2. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What
Revolutionary War figure wrote the line,
“These are the times that try men’s
3. MOVIES: In which movie did a killer
doll named Chucky make his debut?
4. GEOGRAPHY: Where was the now-
defunct SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty
5. HISTORY: What was the beginning
point of the Oregon trail, followed
westward by 19th-century settlers?
6. PSYCHOLOGY: What is the fear
represented in autophobia?
7. U .S. STATES: The Museum of
Osteology in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma,
is focused on what?
8. ANATOMY: What is the name of the
facial muscle that allows you to raise
9. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What primate
species lives on the Rock of Gibraltar in
10. FIRSTS & LASTS: Which U.S .
astronaut was the last person to stand
on the moon?
1. Ralph Edwards 2. Thomas Paine 3.
“Child’s Play” 4. Bangkok, Thailand
5. St. Louis 6. Fear of being alone 7.
Skeletons 8. The frontalis 9. Barbary
monkeys 10. Gene Cernan
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