Dad Who Indulges Parolee Reinforces Bad Behavior
Today is Friday, June 29, the 181st day of 2012. There are 185 days left in the year.
Highlights in history
In 1613: The original Globe Theatre in London was destroyed by a fire.
In 1767: Britain approved the Townshend Revenue Act, which imposed import duties on glass, paint, oil, lead, paper and tea shipped to the American colonies.
In 1927: The first trans-Pacific airplane flight was completed as Lt. Lester J. Maitland and Lt. Albert F. Hegenberger arrived in Hawaii aboard an Atlantic-Fokker C-2, after flying 2,400 miles from Oakland, Calif.
In 1956: Actress Marilyn Monroe married playwright Arthur Miller in a civil ceremony in White Plains, N.Y.
In 1967: Jerusalem was re-unified as Israel removed barricades separating the Old City from the Israeli sector.
In 1972: The U.S. Supreme Court, in Furman v. Georgia, Jackson v. Georgia and Branch v. Texas, struck down a trio of death sentences, saying the way they had been imposed constituted cruel and unusual punishment.
In 1992: The remains of Polish statesman and composer Ignacy Jan Paderewski, interred for five decades in the United States, were returned to his homeland in keeping with his wish to be buried in a free Poland. He had died on this date in 1941 in New York at the age of 80.
Ten years ago: President George W. Bush transferred his presidential powers to Vice President Dick Cheney for more than two hours during a routine colon screening.
Five years ago: The first Apple iPhones went on sale.,by JERALDINE SAUNDERS
ARIES (March 21-April 19): Making critical career changes is like putting lipstick on a pig.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Change your tune to change your luck. Try new things and test out ideas.
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Think. You are sensitive to subtle nuances and smart enough to understand what they mean.
CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your pleasantly playful antics might make someone sit up and take notice. Your friendliness might attract new playmates
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Rise to the occasion. If you remain true blue even when others are seeing red, everything will turn out all right in the end.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): This could be a good time to speak to others, hold discussions or write something that others will enjoy. Do not sign a binding contract.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You don't have to yield to pressure. Concentrate on work, career and reputation even if there are other enticing distractions.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Unpredictable events might work out in your favor. Welcome sudden breaks in routine or an unexpected visitor.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Be prepared to brush shoulders with unusual people. Get ready to put out the welcome mat for surprise visits.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Risky business is risky. You might have more irons in the fire than you can safely handle.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Someone might approach you with startling ideas that could revolutionize your outlook. Reserve judgment.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You can influence how others think by being sincere. Change the world by discussing progressive ideals.
IF JUNE 29 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You've been able to enjoy pleasant sailing throughout the past few weeks, but batten down the hatches as the summer unfolds. Don't make major changes, add to your debt load or make crucial promises in July or August, when your luck is on hiatus. With minimum effort, you can successfully launch a pet project in October, and as that month unfolds, you might be blessed by opportunities to improve your circumstances or receive beneficial advice. …