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FOR WEEK OF JULY 27, 2015
ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A bit of
Arian contrariness could be keeping you
from getting all the facts. Turn it off, and
tune in to what you need to hear. It could
make all the difference this week.
TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Getting
an answer to a vital question involving
financial matters might take longer than
you’d expected. A new factor might have
to be dealt with before anything can move
forward. Be patient.
GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Use
your good sense to see what might really
be driving a colleague’s workplace agen-
da. What you learn could lead to a new
way of handling some old problems.
CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A
change of mind might once again tur n out
to be a good thing. True, most of your co-
workers might not like the delay, but as
before, they might appreciate what fol-
lows from it.
LEO (July 23 to August 22) You revel
in golden opportunities this week. One
cautionary note, though: Be careful to
separate the gold from the glitter before
you make a choice. Someone you tr ust
VIRGO (August 23 to September 22)
Marriage is important this week, as are
other partnerships. Don’t let yourself be
overwhelmed by sentiment. Instead, try
to steer a path between emotion and com-
LIBRA (September 23 to October 22)
Dealing with someone who has let you
down is never easy. But the sooner you’re
able to clear up this problem, the sooner
other problems can be successfully han-
SCORPIO (October 23 to November
21) A “friend” who is willing to bend the
rules to gain an advantage for both of you
is no friend. Reject the offer and stay on
your usual straight and narrow path.
SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to
December 21) After all the effort you’ve
been putting in both on the job and for
friends and family, it’s a good time to
indulge your own needs. The weekend
could bring a pleasant surprise.
CAPRICORN (December 22 to Janu-
ary 19) You might want to do something
new this weekend. Close your eyes and
imagine what it could be, and then do it,
or come up with the closest practical
AQUARIUS (January 20 to Februar y
18) Your good deeds bring you the appre-
ciation you so well deserve. But, once
again, be careful of those who might want
to exploit your generous nature for their
PISCES (Februar y 19 to March 20)
Trolling for compliments isn’t necessary.
You earned them, and you’ll get them.
Concentrate this week on moving ahead
into the next phase of your program.
BORN THIS WEEK: Meeting new
people usually means you’re making new
friends. People want to be ref lected in
your shining light.
● On July 31, 1916, future racing leg-
end Louise Smith is bor n in Barnesville,
Georgia. In the mid-1940s, racing pro-
moter Bill France was looking for a
female driver as a way to attract specta-
tors and recruited Smith, who was famous
for outr unning law enforcement on the
● On Aug. 2, 1923, President Warren
G. Harding dies of a stroke. Harding, 58,
was returning from a presidential tour, a
journey some believed he had embarked
on to escape corr uption rumors circulat-
ing in Washington.
● On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianap-
olis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine
in the Pacific and sinks within minutes in
shark-infested waters. Of the 1,196 men
on board, an estimated 900 made it into
the water and just 317 survived to be res-
cued four days later.
● On July 29, 1958, Congress passes
legislation establishing the National Aero-
nautics and Space Administration. NASA
was created in response to the Soviet
Union’s launch of the first satellite, Sput-
● On Aug. 1, 1961, the amusement park
Six Flags Over Texas opens. The park
was the first to feature a log flume and a
360-degree looping roller coaster. A day
at Six Flags cost $2.75 for an adult.
● On July 28, 1978, “ National Lam-
poon’s Animal House,” a movie spoof
about 1960s college fraternities, starring
John Belushi, opens in U.S. theaters.
“Animal House” became a box-office hit
and part of pop-culture history.
● On July 27, 1981, Adam John Walsh,
age 6, is abducted from a mall in Holly-
wood, Florida, and later found murdered.
In the aftermath of the crime, Adam’s
father, John Walsh, became a leading vic-
tims-rights activist and host of the long-
running TV show “America’s Most Want-
● It was ancient Chinese militar y strat-
egist and philosopher Sun Tzu who made
the following sage observation: “Oppor-
tunities multiply as they are seized.”
● It’s been reported that putting ear-
muffs on a homing pigeon will keep it
from wandering off. Tiny earmuffs, I
● Have you ever heard of pink turtle-
head, creeping Charley, scarlet monkey,
lady’s ear drops, painted tongue, false
dragonhead or the beefsteak plant? If
you’re a horticulturist you may have;
they’re all names of f lowers.
● The ferret, a domesticated relative of
the weasel, gets its name from the Latin
word for “little thief.”
● If you’re a fan of the classic film
“Casablanca,” you know that actors
Claude Rains and Sydney Greenstreet
portrayed the characters Renault and Fer-
rari. You might not be aware, however,
that those characters’ names also are the
names of two leading European auto
● Until 1928, women who wanted to
swim at the beach in Atlantic City were
required to wear stockings.
● Noted American composer and con-
ductor John Phillip Sousa star ted out as
an apprentice in the U.S. Marine Cor ps
band at the tender age of 13.
● Those who study such things say that
among all prison inmates convicted of
violent crimes, murderers are the ones
least likely to have tattoos.
● It caused a bit of a scandal in the art
world when a papercutting of a sailboat
by famed French artist Henri Matisse
hung upside-down in New York’s Muse-
um of Modern Art for more than a month.
It seems that in the ar twork, the water’s
ref lection of the boat was mistaken for
the boat itself, causing the mishap.
● When the tide changes in San Fran-
cisco Bay, fully one-sixth of the water is
moved in or out.
“W hen the mind is full of lust, the
hear t is full of lies.” - - Scottish proverb
THIS WEEK IN HISTORY
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
STRANGE BUT TRUE
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