Aug. 1, 2006

Published: Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, August 1, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.


Veteran funnyman Dom DeLuise was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on this day in 1933. He has delighted moviegoers for more than 40 years, appearing in Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles" and "Silent Movie," as well as a memorable hilarious teaming with Burt Reynolds in "Smokey and the Bandit II." He also has the dubious honor of winning a 1986 Razzie Award as the Worst Supporting Actress for his portrayal of Aunt Kate in "Haunted Honeymoon."
  • ARIES (March 21-April 19): Work your plan and plan your work. All work and no play might make Jack a dull boy, but you aren't Jack. Keep firmly on track with existing objectives and don't get sidetracked by pleasure.
  • TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Look for lasting values. The quick fix or the easy way out might have hidden problems that end up causing more work or bother. Avoid gossiping, as your words will receive attention.
  • GEMINI (May 21-June 20): When playing tennis, you aim for your partner. When playing chess, you have to think one move ahead. Right now, you are less concerned with strategies for the future than with cooperation.
  • CANCER (June 21-July 22): Indulgences may impede. Venus, the love planet, is in your sign and you could feel you deserve a special treat. Keep expenditures within bounds and don't overlook upcoming obligations.
  • LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Promises made casually in a spirit of friendliness or with yada-yada good intentions could come back to haunt you later in the week. Don't meddle.
  • VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Play doctor. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down in a most delightful way. While you can't promise a cure, you might calm a situation or make someone more comfortable.
  • LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A gamble might not pay off. Friends could egg you on and encourage you to throw caution to the wind. A developing romantic mood with a special someone can coalesce into ecstasy.
  • SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Social rituals are a necessary evil. In the public arena, send the thank-you notes and make the necessary conciliatory noises. In private, rely on intuition to guide your hand and heart.
  • SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Confidence makes the future appear rosy. When everyone is in a positive mood, it is easy to extract promises and assurances or make a quick sale. Don't exaggerate the benefits.
  • CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It's all talk. Your personal goals and objectives can seem extremely important. Friends may make fair weather promises to help you achieve them. A wait-and-see attitude is best.
  • AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don't play "Let's Make a Deal." The prize dangled in front of you might not be attainable. You will earn more recognition and praise by working behind the scenes than in public.
  • PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Look into your crystal ball. Your instincts about personal matters are on the mark - even if others are insincere in business matters. You can't go wrong if you are compassionate and generous.
  • IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: "To err is human, to forgive divine" could be your birthday mantra. Perfection is hard to achieve and even harder to live with until the end of the month when tensions subside. A promising romantic prospect could launch your love boat in December or you may receive long awaited recognition in your business or workplace. Avoid making promises or forming new alliances in January when your charms might wear thin and a relationship could undergo unexpected disruptions. If you don't make any changes or act on whims situations will improve without any action on your part.
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