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My Stars ★★★★
FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 23, 2017
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Guess
what, Lamb? You’re about to experience
a new perspective on a situation you long
regarded quite differently. What you learn
could open more opportunities later.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The
Bold Bovine is tempted to charge into a
new venture. But it might be best to take
things one step at a time, so that you
know just where you are at any given
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It’s
a good time to go on that fun getaway
you’ve been planning. You’ll return
refreshed, ready and, yes, even eager to
tackle the new challenge that awaits you.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The
Moon Child loves to fantasize about
magical happenings in the early part
of the week. But the sensible Crab gets
down to serious business by week’s end.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) What
goes around comes around for those
lucky Leos and Leonas whose acts
of generosity could be repaid with
opportunities to expand into new and
exciting areas of interest.
VIRGO (August 23 to September
22) Your concern about your job
responsibilities is commendable. But you
need to take some quiet time to share
with someone who has really missed
being with you.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Aspects favor getting out and meeting
new people. And as a bonus, you might
find that some of your newly made
friends could offer important business
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) You might take pride in wanting to
do everything yourself. But now’s a good
time to ask family members to help with
a demanding personal situation.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Pay more attention to the
possibilities in that workplace change.
It could show the way to make that
long-sought turn on your career path.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to
January 19) Your need to succeed might
overwhelm obligations to your loved
ones. Ease up on that workload and into
some well-deserved time with family and
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) Love rules for amorous Aquarians
who can make good use of their ability to
communicate feelings. Don’t be surprised
if they’re reciprocated in kind.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
Fishing for compliments? No doubt, you
probably earned them. But it’s best to let
others believe they were the ones who
uncovered the treasure you really are.
BORN THIS WEEK: Your good
works flow from an open, generous
heart. Nothing makes you happier than
to see others happy as well.
• On Jan. 26, 1838, the first
Prohibition law in U.S. history is passed
in Tennessee, making it a misdemeanor
to sell alcoholic beverages in taver ns and
• On Jan. 23, 1849, Elizabeth
Blackwell is granted a medical degree
from Geneva College in New York (now
known as Hobart College), becoming the
first female in the U.S. to be officially
recognized as a physician.
• On Jan. 27, 1888, the National
Geographic Society is founded in
Washington, D.C . The 33 men who
originally met and formed the National
Geographic Society were a diverse group
of geographers, explorers, teachers,
lawyers, cartographers, military officers
• On Jan. 24, 1908, the Boy Scouts
movement begins in England with
the publication of the first installment
of Robert Baden-Powell’s “Scouting
for Boys.” By the end of April, the
serialization of Scouting for Boys was
completed, and scores of impromptu
Boy Scout troops had sprung up across
• On Jan. 25, 1968, the Israeli
submarine Dakar, carrying 69 sailors,
disappears. The exact fate of the boat
remains a mystery. The Dakar last
radioed its position as it passed the island
of Crete. It was never heard from again.
• It was American linguist,
philosopher, historian and social critic
Noam Chomsky who made the following
sage observation: “Students who acquire
large debts putting themselves through
school are unlikely to think about
changing society. When you trap people
in a system of debt, they can’t afford the
time to think.”
• If you were to choose a perfectly
average snowflake and count up the
number of water molecules that make it
up, you’d find 180 billion of them.
• Some researchers estimate that, if
left to their own devices, a single breeding
pair of cats could produce a whopping
354,294 offspring within five years.
• It’s been reported that saloons once
offered free lunches -- and made sure
those lunches were heavily salted in
order to encourage patrons to buy more
• The word “dandelion” comes from
the French phrase “dent de lion” --
supposedly so named because the jagged
edges of the plant’s leaf resemble a lion’s
• You’ve probably never heard of
Roman emperor Elagabalus; he served
for only four years -- from 218 to 222.
Among his contemporaries he was known
for his decadence and eccentricity. For
example, he was notorious for hosting
elaborate banquets, then putting the
ancient Roman equivalent of whoopee
cushions on guests’ seats.
• Those who study such things say that
a woman’s sense of smell is enhanced just
before and during ovulation.
• If you had a billion dollars, you could
spend $1,000 every day for nearly 3,000
years before you ran out of cash.
“As any honest magician knows,
true magic inheres in the ordinary, the
commonplace, the everyday, the mystery
of the obvious. Only petty minds and
trivial souls yearn for supernatural events,
incapable of perceiving that everything
-- everything! -- within and around them
is pure miracle.” -- Edward Abbey
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. GEOGRAPHY: What is a biblical name
for Lake Tiberias, located in Israel?
2. INVENTIONS: In what century was the
first commercially sucessful steam engine
3. ART: Which 17th-century Flemish artist
was known for painting full-figured,
4. GOVERNMENT: What famous South
Pacific island is under the control of
5. MEASUREMENTS: How long is the
Chunnel, the underground tunnel
between England and France?
6. MOVIES: What 1990s Coen brothers
movie featured the tagline, “A lot can
happen in the middle of nowhere”?
7. ASTRONOMY: Which planet in
our solar system has a moon named
8. SCIENCE: What is the name for the
condition in which the air temperature
reaches 100 percent relative humidity
and condensation occurs?
9. SUPERHEROES: Which superhero is
more commonly known as Linda Lee
10. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What month
is traditionally associated with the opal
1. Sea of Galilee 2. 18th 3. Paul Rubens
4. Tahiti 5. 31 miles 6. “Fargo” 7. Mars
8. Dew point 9. Supergirl 10. October
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