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June 13, 2008|By FRANK ROYLANCE

If you're reading this today, your paper arrived and your luck isn't all bad. But it is Friday the 13th, the only one on the calendar this year. Guy Ottewell's Astronomical Calendar says that happens 42 to 44 times each century. Next year, there will be three Fridays the 13th. That happens 14 or 15 times per century. While many here regard both Friday and 13 as unlucky, in South America Tuesday is the unlucky day. And for Italians, the luckless number is 17. Go figure.

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