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THE RIVER - JANUARY 12, 2018
My Stars ★★★★
FOR WEEK OF JANUARY 15, 2018
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You
might be hurt by a colleague’s harsh
criticism. But don’t let it shake your
confidence in what you’re trying to do. A
more positive aspect starts to appear by
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You’re
torn between your sensible self and the
part of you that enjoys acquiring lovely
things. Best advice: Wait for an end-of-
month sale, and then buy something
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your
artistic side has practical applications this
week, such as redecorating your home
or redesigning your personal stationery.
Whatever you do, someone special will like
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You
could be drawn into a problem ‘twixt
friends or family members. Best bet: Ask
the questions that go to the heart of the
matter, then get them all together for a
LEO (July 23 to August 22) As much as
you love being the center of attention, your
big Lion’s heart impels you to share the
spotlight with a colleague who helped you
with that well-praised project.
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Your eagerness to act on a challenge is
wisely tempered early in the week by a lack
of necessary information. Things begin to
clear up during the weekend.
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
A relationship you’d hoped would keep
going seems to be going nowhere. Close
it out and move on to a brighter romantic
aspect just beginning to manifest itself.
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) Things don’t go completely as planned
this week. But enjoy the surprises, even if
you have to adjust your schedule. Some of
them could be quite delightful.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) Making choices is usually
easy for straight-shooting Archers. But a
new development could deflect your aim.
Try to put off decisions until you know
CAPRICORN (December 22 to
January 19) While part of you might prefer
taking a more familiar path, let your more
daring and -- admit it -- super-curious self
see what the unexplored has to offer.
AQUARIUS (January 20 to February
18) Those nasty types have slithered back
under the rocks and present no more
problems. Now’s the time to move ahead
on that promising new relationship.
PISCES (February 19 to March 20)
A new offer could clear up that lingering
money problem. Also, a more confident
attitude on your part might well help get
that personal situation back on track.
BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way
of turning chaos into order. You’re also
generous with your help for those who
• On Jan. 15, 1936, Edsel Ford, the
son of auto industry pioneer Henr y Ford,
forms a philanthropic organization called
the Ford Foundation with a donation of
$25,000. The foundation was established
in part as a legal way for the Ford family
to avoid inheritance taxes.
• On Jan. 16, 1919, the 18th
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,
prohibiting the sale of alcohol, is ratified
and becomes the law. It failed to prevent
the distribution of alcoholic beverages,
however, and led to the rise of organized
crime in America.
• On Jan. 17, 1953, a prototype
Chevrolet Cor vette sports car makes its
debut at General Motors’ Motorama auto
show. The Corvette was named for a fast
type of naval warship.
• On Jan. 18, 1778, English explorer
Captain James Cook becomes the first
European to discover the Hawaiian
Islands when he sails past the island
of Oahu. Two days later, he landed at
Waimea on the island of Kauai and
named the island chain the Sandwich
Islands, in honor of the earl of Sandwich.
• On Jan. 19, 1977, President Gerald
Ford pardons Iva Toguri, one of the
“Tokyo Rose” Japanese women who
broadcast Axis propaganda over the
radio to Allied troops during World War
II. Toguri was a U.S. citizen who was
trapped in Japan when war broke out.
• The unknown soul who made the
following sage obser vation must have
been a keen observer of events: “A
politician can appear to have his nose to
the grindstone while straddling a fence
and keeping both ears to the ground.”
• In the 17th centur y, a Frenchman
opened a coffee shop in London and
sold chocolate, newly impor ted from the
Americas, for 10 to 15 shillings a pound.
That may not sound like much until you
learn that at the time, the going price of
a pound gold was 20 to 30 shillings.
• Are you interested in
pogonotrophy? If you’re a woman,
the answer is probably no. The word,
derived from the Greek word “pogon,”
or “beard,” and the suffix “trophy,” or
nourishment, refers to the growing of a
• Most people realize that many
places in the United States were once
known by different names. Here’s
a sampling: the Potomac River was
originally called Conococheague Creek,
Camp David was named Shangri-La,
and the USA itself was once known
as the United States of Congress
• Good news for the not-so -neat
among us: Making your bed could be
bad for you. A study done in the United
Kingdom at Kingston University showed
that the linens of an unmade bed retain
less moisture, therefore making them
less attractive to dust mites.
• Evidently it’s not just humans who
associate a deeper voice with maturity
(and desirability) in males. It seems that
male owls tr y to appear more macho
and attract females by lowering the tone
of their hoots.
“The cult of individual personalities
is always, in my view, unjustified. To
be sure, nature distributes her gifts
variously among her children. But there
are plenty of the well-endowed ones too,
thank God, and I am firmly convinced
that most of them live quiet, unregarded
lives.” - - Alber t Einstein
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
1. Hydrogen 2. “When You Wish Upon
a Star” sung by Jiminy Cricket 3. John
Adams 4. 1707 5. Great Dane
6. Three 7. Chickpeas8. Kentucky
9. Dr. Benjamin Spock 10. Keiko
1. Science: What is the first element
on the Periodic Table?
2. Music: What is the title of Disney’s
theme song and who sang it in the
3. U.S. Presidents: Who was the
first president to live in the White
4. History: In what year did England,
Scotland and Wales unite to form
5. Cartoons: What type of dog is
Scooby Doo in the “Scooby Doo”
6. Animal Kingdom: How many
hearts does an octopus have?
7. Food & Drink: What is hummus
made of traditionally?
8. Geography: Where is Fort Knox
located in the United States?
9. General Knowledge: What
well-known pediatrician and author
won a gold medal for rowing in the
10.Movies: What was the name
of the whale in the movie “Free
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