Readers Write: Many have expressed disagreement with boxing expert "Larry" who asserted that Jack Dempsey would have beaten Joe Louis in their prime. Paul Smalls of Los Angeles laughs at the idea of Dempsey defeating Louis. He points out that Taurus Joe Louis held the heavyweight championship for 12 years. He says Cancer-born Dempsey fought at the most once a year. What do you think?

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Deal that stalled will get moving again as a result of help from family. Emphasis on possible change of residence, marital status. Libra plays top role.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Time is on your side; play waiting game. Second offer will be better than the first -- know it, act accordingly. Mysterious Pisces person enters your life, creates turmoil.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You will come through with heroic efforts at almost the last minute. This helps you get credit long overdue. Focus on land, real estate, property.

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Finish what you start. Don't be frightened by those who say it cannot be done. Create your own agenda; line up priorities. Aries, Libra persons play fantastic roles.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Answer to question: Yes, this is the time for new start in different direction. Emphasize original thinking, creativity, out-of-ordinary format. Aquarian becomes ally.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Moon in your sign highlights personality, magnetic appeal, sexuality. Some people say, "You seem as if you're a different person." Response: "I am and I'm glad you noticed."

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Focus on art, music, literature -- people consult you, ask if you will teach them. Be pleasant but make it plain that you expect to be paid for your time, services.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You might be asking, "Is this deja vu?" Scenario features familiar places, faces. This time around, however, you win majority decision. Taurus, Leo persons featured.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You receive response to letter of application recently dispatched. Not exactly what you wanted, but it is something and it is valuable. Gemini, Virgo in picture.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Check records, target priorities in order, make necessary domestic adjustment. Lunar position highlights faraway places. Dramatic reunion sparks romance.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You recently had close call emotionally, physically. Be in charge of your destiny. Don't play games where security is involved. Pisces confides, "I really need you."

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Questions concerning partnership, cooperative efforts, marital status will dominate. Pressure will be on; you will be up to it. Study Aquarius message for valuable hint.

IF NOVEMBER 29 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: To many you are regarded as puzzle. You're not easy to get close to or to understand. You are intuitive, creative, controversial. Cancer, Capricorn persons play major roles in your life, could have these letters, initials in names -- B, K, T. Throughout the year you have done more writing than usual, been more creative and could have been in love. February, November most important months in year 2000.

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