October 27, 2000 |
The wacky comedy "Lucky Numbers," inspired by the 1980 Pennsylvania lotto scandal, seems designed to help John Travolta bounce back from the disaster of "Battlefield: Earth. " Alas, this new film is wacky without being particularly good. As fair warning to its prospective audience, it should probably be titled "Battlefield: Harrisburg. " Travolta stars as an unctuous weatherman, Russ Richards, toiling at a small station in our state capital, where his notoriety gives him his own table at the city's "trendiest restaurant.
March 2, 2002 |
The pleasant after-Chinese-dinner experience of cracking open a cookie and getting lucky is just about gone, friends. Now you're fortunate if you receive a fortune. The bulk of today's cookies contain bad advice, pithy sayings, disingenuous praise, or just plain nonsense. "You have tasted the bitterness as well as the sweetness of coffee" was one "fortune" I got recently. What does that mean? The fortune has diminished in quality from actual predictions of the future (my definition)
January 8, 1997 |
It was nearly five years, but must have seemed longer. Rutgers-Camden beat visiting Bloomfield College, 77-72, last night, snapping an NCAA-record 117-game losing streak that stretched almost five seasons. "We're on a one-game winning streak," freshman Dawan Boxley said. "It's just the beginning. We've been through some tough times," said coach Ray Pace, in his first full season coaching the Division III Pioneers. "I knew it was just a matter of time, and I don't want any credit for this.
June 3, 1994 |
Are you kiddin'? (Big toothy grin). Thirty five million bucks? (Eyebrows arch). What would I do with that much cash? (Eyes glaze). "The Dream," said an obviously frantic Vincent DeFedelto yesterday, "is Hawaii. Of course I'd take care of my kids first - a college education and a trust fund. "But then back to Hawaii. " The dreamers were out in full force yesterday afternoon as the New Jersey Pick-6 lottery jackpot climbed higher and higher. At 1:30 p.m., more than 17,000 number combinations were being purchased every minute.
August 10, 2011
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Anything worth having is worth working for. Today, you'll rectify an unfair situation in keeping with this theme. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You will be well equipped to meet the demands of your current social environment. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You will be free of the limitations that come with self-consciousness. Other people are not evaluating you, as they are too concerned with their own personal dramas to care. CANCER (June 22-July 22). You put family first, partially because you're a responsible individual and partly because you love to feel that swell of inner confidence that comes from contribution.
May 18, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19). No matter how experienced the authority figure purports to be, you may come up with an endless supply of better ideas today. Depending on the situation, these might be best kept to yourself. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you're giving more to a relationship than is prudent, sustainable, or healthy, and yet it doesn't seem to be enough, that's a faulty relationship, not a faulty you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). An impulsive mood could inspire you to gamble today, and not necessarily with money.
April 15, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19). You know yourself pretty well, yet you are also open to the idea that you have not yet become who you really are. You don't mind trying on different personas to find the perfect fit. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). "This is the short and the long of it," wrote Shakespeare. Today's short version will tell just as much, if not more, than the longer version. Get to the point. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Those who are excited to be in a particular environment will help you understand what's good about it. For this and other reasons, the company you keep will matter in your experience of the day. CANCER (June 22-July 22)
July 21, 2016
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Business guru Raymond Aaron said, "If you don't have an assistant, you are one. " You'll feel like one today as you run around tending to dozens of details. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Don't worry about what you're going to contribute to others. It will all happen in the moment. You'll capture hearts by just being you - the courageous and selfless version. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Maybe you made some adjustments because you had to, not because you wanted to. Still, there's strength in versatility.