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March 13, 1997

Saint Of The Day:

Kitty Genovese

Good Samaritan Involvement Day. This is a day that Americans have agreed to signalize in memory of Kitty Genovese, a New Yorker, who was killed on the street in Kew Gardens, Queens, on March 13, 1964. Some 38 of her neighbors watched for 30 minutes as her attacker pursued her and stabbed her to death. No one lifted a finger to help young Kitty, because they "didn't want to get involved." The "Good Samaritan" part comes from one of the most famous parables told by Jesus, about a man who was beaten by robbers and left by the side of the road. A number of people -- good Jews, clerics -- passed him by, until a Samaritan, a non-Jew and a member of a despised people, stopped, attended to the man's wounds, took him to an inn, paid for his room and board, and told the innkeeper to put any extra expenses on his own tab.

Model: Don't model yourself after the New Yorkers who stood by, but after the Good Samaritan, who saw someone in need and helped him, even though there was nothing in it for him.

Your Birthday Today:

March 13

Day of Fate

Accepting, Daring, Evolving

Self-important, Pretentious, Overreaching

Without question. If you were born on March 13, you believe fate rules your life and other lives, too. Ruled by the number 4 and the planet Uranus, you can be too accepting of outside events and influences.

The oracle. Your strong belief in predetermined occurrences drives you to make predictions about others' lives. You often speak about the fate of the world as if you were an oracle of some kind. If you are the intellectual type, you may develop an interest in philosophy, spiritual teachings and theoretical models of chance.

The cruel hand of fate. You battle through emotional and physical disasters that would be unsurvivable for most people. Because of your spin on life, you accept the hand of fate without protest and get on with your productive life. Catastrophes early in life give you strength and wisdom for tackling later problems and may help you better understand yourself.

Evolutionary tangents. Your personal development usually progresses without a hitch. But sometimes you can get sidetracked by an attraction to metaphysical forces you have little control over. You may set yourself up for big disaster if you pretend to master these energies. You may also vainly wish to be an inspiration to others and share what you think is complete wisdom.

Some advice: Before you make predictions, think of how it may affect others, especially those easily swayed by suggestion. Don't take yourself too seriously. And don't be afraid to admit ignorance.

Also born on this day:
Percival Lowell (astronomer, predicted Pluto's discovery) L. Ron Hubbard (Church of Scientology founder, writer) Walter H. Annenberg (publisher, TV Guide) Eugene A. Cernan (2nd astronaut to walk in space) Bruno Furst (writer, lawyer, memory school founder) Karl Bracher (German political scientist, historian) Janet Flanner (American Parisian journalist) Roy Haynes (jazz drummer) Hugo Wolfe (German composer, critic) William Casey (CIA director) Fritz Busch (German violinist, pianist, conductor) Neil Sedaka (singer, songwriter)