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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Perfection, detail, and dedication will not be denied when it comes to your contributions and rewards for the work you do. Don't let impulsiveness or overindulgence stand between you and your goals. Romance will improve your love life.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Speak from the heart, and share your concerns with those you feel can influence the outcome of an important decision. An unusual partnership will allow you to join a select group that will contribute to your knowledge and experience.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You'll face scrutiny if you aren't specific about how you inform others of a situation. Get your facts straight, or someone will intervene and make you look bad. Put more into self-improvement to get positive results.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Jump into action. The time is ripe for you to initiate change. You can raise your income or position by applying for an opening that interests you. Network, share ideas, and use your skills in a unique, resourceful way.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Look, see, and do. It's up to you to make things happen. Don't let responsibilities stand between you and the people, places, and pastimes that make you happy. Get what needs to be done out of the way, then enjoy your day.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Make positive changes. Whether you make a geographical move, hang out with a different group of people, pick up more skills, or offer your services to a cause you believe in; you will find satisfaction and success.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Look for an investment that will help you save and grow your assets. Check discrepancies regarding joint interests, and get all the facts and figures correct before you engage in a discussion that could place a strain on your relationship.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Making alterations to your home or the way you live should involve something unique. Your surroundings should inspire you to explore new techniques and ways to modify and improve the skills and talents you possess. A commitment will improve your life.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Keep your thoughts private. The less you share and the more you do to improve your position, your outlook, and your relationships, the happier you will be. Double-check information someone gives you. Mistakes, lack of transparency, and deception are apparent.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Aspire to finish what you start. Moneymaking deals will ease stress and help secure your financial future. A position that interests you could be within reach. Get promises in writing. Taking an unusual approach will spark interest in what you have to offer.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Refuse to let an emotional incident stand between you and your success. A change of attitude, coupled with innovative methods, will help you change your earning potential, allowing you greater freedom to work at your own speed. Make a personal commitment.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A financial gain that can improve your life is in the stars. A contract, settlement, investment, or gift will improve your position and give you reason to celebrate. Share your good fortune with someone you think is pretty special.



My favorite exhibits at this year's Iowa State Fair:

• The Never-Ending Parade of Regrettable Tattoos.

• Everyone's favorite midway game: "Oddly Unhealthy or Simply Pregnant?"

• The AMAZING Not-Looking-In-The-Direction-They-Are-Walking-Ers.

• Fairgoers' begrudging acknowledgement of the Alternative Energy Pavilion.

• The ever-expanding pool of rentable scooters, a.k.a. "Senior Sturgis."

• The Annual Male Inadequacy Festival, more commonly referred to by our partners as "Honey, have you seen the Biggest Bull?"

• The "Is She Legal?" wandering exhibit, promoted by the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy, in partnership with the Horrible Parents Alliance.

• Lobster Thermidor au Crevette in Mornay sauce with aubergines, garnished with truffle pâté, on a stick.

• That cool performance piece in which the inanimate Butter Cow is stared at by a barely moving throng of people whose nicknames in high school were also "Butter Cow."

• "Stealth" Smokers.

• Ladies' Husband Calling, Ages: 17-plus.

• The World's Largest Purple-Cankled Hand Stamper. (OK, seriously: I'm a proponent of the idea of "healthy at any size," but if you get severely winded from hand-stamping people for re-entry, in the shade, from a SEATED POSITION, then maybe it's time to make the switch to Special K.)

• Terry Branstad attempting to fire everyone who dunked him the day he was in the dunk tank.

Andrew R. Juhl thanks Matt L, Katie CL, Constantine B, Erik J, Susan W, Scott L, and Yale C for contributing to today's Ledge.






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• Book Babies, 10:30 a.m., Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn
• Hallelujah Chorus Sing-Along, noon, UIHC Colloton Atrium
• Chess Group, 1 p.m., Uptown Bill’s, 730 S. Dubuque
• Knitting Nurse, 2-4 p.m., Home Ec Workshop, 207 N. Linn
• First Friday Coffeehouse, Iowa Humane Alliance Fundraiser, 5:30 p.m., Beadology, 220 E. Washington
• Graduate College Commencement Ceremony, 7 p.m., Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Annie, 7:30 p.m., Iowa City Community Theater, Johnson County Fairgrounds, 4265 Oak Crest Hill Road
A Christmas Carol, City Circle, 7:30 p.m., Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 Fifth St.
• Tallgrass, Iowa Shares Benefit, 8 p.m., Englert, 221 E. Washington
• Item 9 & the Mad Hatters CD Release Party, 9 p.m., Gabe’s, 330 E. Washington
• Salsa, 9 p.m., Wildwood, 4919 Walleye N.E.
• Scholars and Tyrants, 10 p.m., Yacht Club, 13 S. Linn


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