May 21, 2011
All week, George Bolton told anyone who would listen that Astrology was better than a 14-1 long shot in the 136th Preakness, even if he had run only two races as a 3-year-old, and even if he smashed his head on the starting gate last time out. Bolton, co-owner of the Kentucky-bred colt with Barbara Banke, did not tell them why, though. "We knew one thing the bettors didn't know," the Brooklandville native said. "We knew he had the best work he ever had as a horse 12 days ago. We knew … that he was really coming into this race thriving.
May 13, 1992
As fans of Calvin and Hobbes know, the ever-resourceful Calvin recently tried astrology in his unceasing efforts to get his way.Although his horoscope said the time was right to implement his "key policies" (no bedtime, no homework, no baths), Calvin's mom wasn't buying it. But some parents do buy into astrology. They say it's helpful in figuring out their own little Calvins and Calvinettes.Gloria Lochrane, for example, periodically consults with Maitland, Fla., astrologer Kelly Lowe about the Lochranes' 11-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son."
December 17, 1999
A faded Roman coin bearing images of a ram and a brilliant star has threatened to dash centuries of belief that a comet, supernova or other spectacular object lighted the sky at the time of Jesus' birth.New evidence suggests the Magi -- ancient wise men -- followed not a star but an astrological chart into Bethlehem, believing a regal horoscope had predicted the birth of a Messiah.Scientist Michael Molnar, whose theory was inspired by an ancient coin, has created a stir worldwide among astronomers whose sophisticated computer models and detailed studies of ancient tracts have never conclusively identified the biblical portent called the Star of Bethlehem.
May 10, 2011
George Bolton, who won the 2007 Preakness as co-owner of Curlin, announced today that he's bringing Astrology to the 2011 Preakness next week. It will be Astrology's third start of the year. Bolton, from Brooklandville, in Baltimore County, and Stonestreet teamed up for Curlin's thrilling victory, and Stonestreet saw success in 2009 when Rachel Alexandra became the first filly to win the Preakness in 85 years. Astrology worked a strong six furlongs over a fast Churchill Downs track on Monday in 1:12.40, according to the news release that announced his decision to run in the Preakness. Starting the year at the $800,000 Grade III Sunland Derby at Sunland Park on March 27. Astrology finished second.
December 15, 1994
It may or may not have been because the planets were in perfect alignment when Julia Lupton Skalka sat down at her computer and began writing, but her newly released book, "The Instant Horoscope Reader," has found astronomical success.Nearly 4,000 of the first 7,500 copies of the book have been sold since its release last month. Julie Paxton, publicist for Llewellyn Publications, said the book will be reprinted within six months.The book was also featured for the holidays in Walden Books' "Preferred Reader," a mailing the company sends to customers.
March 28, 2012
Linda Furiate's saga began when she noticed her head drifting to the right. The odd and uncomfortable sensation began shortly after a car accident whose date -- Nov. 13, 1995 -- is forever etched in her memory. The awkward positioning of her head led to her losing her balance and running into walls since she couldn't look forward as she walked. Soon she was regularly experiencing jerky movements and abnormal posturing that made people stare and steer clear. Cervical dystonia, a painful and incurable condition triggered by the trauma of her accident and marked by contracting of the neck muscles, was Furiate's diagnosis -- a fate that would eventually derail a number of her professional and personal relationships.