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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Joint ventures will lead to financial gains. Don't underestimate what you can accomplish. With a little ingenuity and teamwork, you will master what you thought to be impossible in the past. Good fortune is heading your way.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Nothing will be out in the open, but you can bet that someone will be watching how you do things. A lack of sympathy will be because of emotional deception and disillusionment. Be careful how you treat the people around you.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The people around you will recognize what you have to offer and how in tune you are with the times. Getting involved with someone who complements your style or your plans is apparent. Your contributions will lead to other options.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Not everyone you deal with will be honorable. Go directly to the source, and find out what's required of you so that you don't waste time taking on tasks that will only make others look good. It's important to stand out and to be counted in today's economic climate.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take a close look at the possibilities, and you will realize you are sitting in a better position than you thought. Social events or activities will lead to people with something to share with you. A change in location or scenery will lead to an encounter with someone special.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don't feel pressured to spend money that will hurt your budget. Emotional blackmail is apparent when it comes to dealing with children or other family members. Invest in your home and your professional goals, not entertainment and luxury items.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You can make positive changes in your personal and professional partnerships. Speak up about how you see things unfolding and what you have to offer. A positive attitude will bring good results.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Deal with institutions, government agencies, or superiors before you fall behind or are faced with an overdue situation that leaves you little wiggle room. Avoid aggressive people. Problems with electronic equipment will cause delays and frustrations. Romance is in the stars.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Moneymaking ideas for a business you can run from home look good. Get things moving, but don't try to start at the top and work down. Small, baby steps are the best way to build a strong and lasting base.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Expect to face opposition if you don't stick to the format preferred by the people you deal with. Additional burdens will lead to uncertainty. Travel and physical activity will result in mishaps, delays, or a challenging situation.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Rely on your experience to help you ferret out the information you need to make a professional decision. As long as you stick to what you know and do best, you will find the path that leads to your success.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Travel or attending group or organizational functions will lead to meeting new people. Before you become too friendly, question everyone's motives. Emotional deception is apparent. Maintain professionalism.





Fun Facts about Hemp

• It was perfectly legal to pay your taxes with hemp in America from 1631 until the early 1800s. Now, it generally goes over better with the IRS as an under-the-table bribe.

• An acre of hemp can produce more than four times as much paper as an acre of trees. More importantly, an acre of hemp can produce more than four times as many rolling papers as an acre of trees.

• Until around the turn of 20th century, hemp was the largest cash crop in the United States. And it may still be, but dealers keep notoriously shoddy ledgers.

• Thomas Jefferson grew hemp and actually smuggled hemp seeds to America from China through France. Jefferson also traveled the country extensively and fathered a brood of illegitimate children. Between the drugs and the kids, he was like the antebellum equivalent of Antonio Cromartie.

• Vincent Van Gogh painted almost exclusively on hemp canvases. Oh, and absinthe. Don't forget the absinthe.

• A ship's ropes, sails, and sometimes uniforms used to be made entirely from hemp. This is why modern-day hippies have so much in common with the seafaring pirates of old: a group of smelly, hairy, unwashed, hemp-wearing individuals who worship Johnny Depp.

• The Declaration of Independence is written on hemp. No, seriously, those guys must've been high.

• The first Model-T Ford was constructed to run on hemp-based fuel. This, in hindsight, was a really poor choice; because when you're fueled on hemp, the last thing in the world you want to do is run.

Andrew R. Juhl took the basis for these facts from www.secretsabouthemp.com.

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