For Son's Sake, Distance, Don't Cut off Difficult Family Members

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Comedian "Professor" Irwin Corey 98

Actor Robert Horton 88

Actor Robert Fuller 78

Documentary maker Ken Burns 59

Tim Gunn ("Project Runway") 59

Singer-musician Geddy Lee (Rush) 59

Rock singer Patti Scialfa (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band) 59

Actress Alexandra Paul 49

Country singer Martina McBride 46

Actor Rodney Allen Rippy 44

Actor Tim Omundson 43

Actor Wil Wheaton 40

Actor Stephen Dorff 39

Actor Josh Radnor 38

DJ/music producer Danger Mouse 35

Actress Rachel Miner 32

Actress Allison Mack 30

Actor Matt Prokop 22,by JERALDINE SAUNDERS

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Make an effort to be friendly to everyone. The people least deserving of your hand might need it the most and repay your kindness.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You could be passionate about getting what you want in areas that have to do with career, finance or business -- even love.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Your tastes might stray toward the unusual, or you might feel an urge to invest in antiques or update your computer.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are not defeated when you lose, but you are defeated when you quit. See a project through to completion.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It seems your popularity increases when your passion is sparked by meeting new and original personalities.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Knowledge is power. Learn as much as you can in the week ahead to be prepared for the future.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22.): You feel eager to impulsively experiment and might take on something out of the ordinary. Your reserve might prevent you from going wild.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Romance and enjoyment of shared intimacies might be key elements for you this week.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): When there are interesting things to see and do -- and people to meet -- it is difficult to get quite enough sleep.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your talent for organization can be applied to your relationships. Your attention is riveted on making relationships divine.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Because you are respectful toward others, they tend to respect you and will likely include you in group endeavors.

PISCES (Feb. 19-Mar. 20): Romance, passion and love are gifts. Jump on any romantic opportunity in the week to come.

IF JULY 29 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You might be the busiest beaver in the business during the month ahead. You might be inspired by a romantic notion to try just a little harder to impress the boss or make yourself financially secure. In September and October, you might get a chance to rest on your laurels and might even get a taste of the gravy train. Don't take your good luck and the generosity of others for granted. Remember to express gratitude when favors are granted and to be sure to fulfill any promises you make. August is the best time for you to take a vacation or embark on an amorous fling that might have a future.

Jeraldine Saunders writes for Tribune Media Services.,Associated Press

Today is Sunday, July 29, the 211th day of 2012. There are 155 days left in the year.

Highlights in history

In 1030: The patron saint of Norway, King Olaf II, was killed in battle.

In 1588: The English attacked the Spanish Armada in the Battle of Gravelines, resulting in an English victory.

In 1890: Artist Vincent van Gogh, 37, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers-sur-Oise, France.

In 1900: Italian King Humbert I was assassinated by an anarchist; he was succeeded by his son, Victor Emmanuel III.

In 1914: Transcontinental telephone service in the United States began with the first test phone conversation from New York to San Francisco.

In 1921: Adolf Hitler became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party. …