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Comics Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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DJANGEO BY STEPHEN ROWE

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ARIES (March 21-April 19). Friends tenderly play your heartstrings. A manipulation? Perhaps, but an effective one. Sooner or later, though, you have to go back to work. Make it later. Loved ones need your attention.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Phone calls are so interesting. You think you know your relatives well, but what you learn now makes you look at them in a whole different way. Aquarius and Virgo provide particularly scintillating information.

TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You don’t have to look for inspiration. It finds you — it caresses you while you sleep, visits you while you’re driving, sneaks up on you while you’re walking. Share your vision with a friend.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). No matter how motivated you normally are, today it feels hard to drag and click yourself through to 5 o’clock. Set a deadline for a project that seems difficult. The ticking clock is a motivator.

GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Some people’s choices, you just don’t understand. Still, you have to live with them. It takes all of the compassion you can muster to communicate clearly with these people, just don’t.

THE ADVENTURES OF THE AMAZING <THE> A-MAN BY EMILIO ESTEBAN

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). You’re an excellent spokesperson for anything you believe in. Presentations go well. There is discussion of a permanent, mutually beneficial collaboration.

CANCER (June 22-July 22). It’s safe to let strong emotions take over your sense of reason. Euphoric feelings motivate you to go to great lengths to please someone you’re enamored with. It works.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You can see the finish line ahead — this is no time to slow down! Reach into your soul for the energy to sprint through the ribbon. A Cancer friend helps you rally through.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). Tally up your treasures. Once you account for them, you’ll feel much better about your growing desire to add something new to your collection. The last step is to give something away to make space for what you want to drop in.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You’re totally unaware of your influence on others, which is overwhelmingly appealing. Tonight, handle money first so that financial issues don’t get in the way of romance.

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). You don’t easily give up, and yet you’re not sure if a current effort is really necessary. Just when you’re about to throw in the towel, Capricorn gives the encouragement you need to keep going.

SOLE SURVIVOR BY MICHAEL GILBERTSON

TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 12). You’re even more popular than usual this year. You fit right into any group you want to be a part of. Your casual, relaxed and natural style is a magnet for power players. March brings an opportunity to travel. April makes over your finances and May does the same for your physical self. You hit it off famously with Virgo and Taurus. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 24, 53, 48 and 13.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Loved ones have their own ideas about fun and may try to include you in something that’s typically not for you. Be open-minded and you may just stumble onto a new side of yourself.

GREEK LIFE BY MATT HENSELL

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CHI DELTA

NO SUBJECT BY JANE MATTIMOE

(Cav Daily, of course)

A BUNCH OF BANANAS BY JACK WINTHROP & GARRETT MAJDIC

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BEAR NECESSITIES BY MAX MEESE & ALEX SCOTT

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MOSTLY HARMLESS BY PETER SIMONSEN

For Release Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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