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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Research will pay off. Ease your stress by putting a plan into motion. Don't let your emotions lead you into a no-win situation with someone you work with. Rely on past experience to help you avoid making a mistake.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Plan to excel. Interact with people who have something to contribute. The more information you obtain, the easier it will be secure your position or find a way to advance. A serious partnership will develop.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make your own deals. You cannot trust anyone to do what's best for you. Asking for a favor is likely to end up costing you. Keep your private life a secret. Sharing too much information with colleagues or peers will cause setbacks.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You have more clout than you realize. Call the shots, and set the standard. Ask for what you want, and offer what you feel is fair. Romance is on the rise, and celebrating should be planned. Opportunities are apparent.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take care of financial matters, and fix up your place to suit your needs. Having the right equipment at your fingertips will make your life easier as well as help you avoid wasting time. A change of pace will encourage business.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Enjoy friends, and take part in activities that build your enthusiasm and make you think. Romance is heading your way, and decisions that influence your future are about to unfold. A promise made will help seal a deal.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A change of heart is apparent, but don't let that affect the way you do your job. You'll realize you are further ahead than you think, and there is no need to jump into something prematurely. You need new surroundings.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Get involved in something creative and challenging, and you will face a fascinating test of your ability. You will not only be pleased with your accomplishments, but you will impress someone and secure a position for future projects.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Take a back seat, and gauge what everyone else does or says. You will get the best results by sticking close to home and making the most of your living space. Keep your thoughts about others to yourself. Avoid overindulgence.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Reflect upon past relationships, and you will know exactly what to say to someone you love. A simple and affordable approach will bring the best results. Romance is in the stars; it can be achieved on a budget.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): What you do for others will in turn allow you to do something that will make you happy as well. Favors will be repaid, enabling you to make a change that will allow you greater freedom to follow your goals.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You'll have a choice. Wager the pros and cons, and you'll find a way to get what you want without going overboard physically, financially, or emotionally. Your talent and skill will help you win a spot in the limelight.



Monopoly — Republican Edition:

(Most of these rules only apply to the battleship, sack of money, horse and rider, car, train, top hat, and cannon. The wheelbarrow, thimble, Scottie dog, iron, and boot are on their own.)

• Blue and light-blue properties have been re-colorized as red and light-red properties. Properties that were previously red have been re-colorized to a new shade, named "Ronald Reagan Red."

• There is no Community Chest, you damn bunch of Commies.

• Free Parking only applies to players owning Maseratis.

• Income-Tax percentage is the lowest for the player with the most money and vice versa.

• If you own 2/3 of one monopoly and 1/3 of another, you can always gerrymander.

• Luxury Tax only applies to cigars, alcohol, and dignity.

• Blackwater runs Baltic and Mediterranean Avenues; land there and lose a finger.

• The rules allow for only two players at a time: one man, one woman. If you want to play same-sex Monopoly, then you had better keep it indoors and out of the prying eyes of impressionable children.

• You can buy your way out of jail whenever you want.

• Chance includes such cards as "Rhythm method fails: pay hospital $1,000" and "You have won second prize in a beauty contest. Become Candidate for Vice President."

• If you go bankrupt, the banker gives you $700 billion.

Andrew R. Juhl thanks Erik J. and Lindsay E. for help with today's Ledge.






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