LO OiheSun Family: Happy hearts for the kidsD3 ff Tl TTl (Tf TV: Stay tuned for the second 'new seasonD6 Vss 1L V JJJXllfc Garden: Get a head start with '91 seed catalogsD4 TjanuafyV iy 1991 A took Mo tttne crystal EmE Things that should have happened but didn't By OWEN SHEERAN Sun Staff Writer Gazing into a crystal ball can be an eye-straining, somewhat stressful business. Sometimes, it's crystal clear, and sometimes, it's, well, so cloudy that nothing can be seen. So, when leading psychics make their predictions for a brand-new year, they're often right on the money, close enough for some creative interpretation or they're a bit off. OK. They're way, way off. So, let's take a little trip down memory lane to last year's famed predictions that didn't quite come out the way some soothsayers thought they would. The following predictions for 1990, from 10 well-known psychics, were published last January in the National Enquirer. The psychics were Irene Hughes, Jack Gillen, Maria Graciette, Clarisa Bernhardt, Shawn Robbins, Lou Wright, John Monti, Barbara Donchess, Florence Vaty and Beverly Jaegers. First, the real losers: Jackie Onassis was supposed to shock the world in 1990 by marrying rock star Jon Bon Jovi. Guess the rocker was just too busy with his current wife to spend any time courting Jackie O. Pop phenomenon Michael Jackson is always a favorite of psychics. Last year, it was predicted he would bankroll an expedition to capture the Abominable Snowman for his private zoo. Zsa Zsa Gabor, not content to keep her face-slapping to a Beverly Hills policemen, was predicted to slap "Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson after he made a wisecrack about her age on the air. Both actor Don Johnson and Monaco's Prince Albert were separately predicted to become lost at sea. Johnson would be found after several hours. Prince Albert and his crew would be found after a 10-day search. Talk show hosts Arse-nio Hall and.Oprah Winfrey were supposed to become a hot romance and then go on to the big screen as a singing and comedy duo, remaking one of the Bing Crosby-Bob Hope "Road" movies. Actress Linda Evans was to make a trip to the altar with a younger man. But the altar, in this case, wasn't planned for your average church. The wedding ceremony was to be held in one of the Great Pyramids ofGiza in Egypt. Seattle, which heads the list as America's No. 1 livable city, was supposed to have a major earthquake in store for it in 1990 and a nearby volcano was predicted to come back to life SeePREDICTIONSD3 tf o Astrologer consults the stars on celebrities By JEANE DIXON Special to The Sun Astrologer Jeane Dixon makes the following predictions for celebrities for 1991: Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold: The biggest problem in the couple's lives this winter will be related to Roseanne's family including money and custody battles with her ex. Marlon Brando: A stunning new role will help Brando meet the financial needs of his family. Delta Burke: Burke will consider a contract to write an autobiography in 1991. But she may reconsider the book even though she is sitting on a delicious and naughty best seller. Jane Fonda and Ted Turner: Fonda will turn Turner's head toward a political career. Ted and Jane are as alike as two peas in a pod when it comes to ambition, drive and temperament. This will bring them to heights of love and to the pits of disputes in the next three years. The royal family of Great Britain: Prince Charles and Lady Diana will be rumored to have other loves by midyear, but the queen will step in to demand a return to propriety. The pope: Pope John Paul II will strike a final blow against communism when he is lionized by the multitudes on a visit to the Soviet Union. After he returns to Italy, the pope will uncover a financial scandal in the Vatican. Princess Caroline: During the coming year, Princess Caroline will be dangerously depressed over the death of her husband, Stephano Casiraghi. But Anally, Caroline will signal the end of deep mourning in the summer by eulogizing Stephano at a shrine to his memory. Bruce Springsteen: Look for a new recording and announcement of plans for a summer tour from Springsteen. Changing relationships will lead him to a court battle with a powerful woman, and a fortune will change hands. Donald Trump: Trump's next money crisis will strike at income tax time when his empire will shrink and divorce ne gotiations with Ivana become costly. Both Trump and Maria Maples will find other mates. Barbara Walters: Television superstar Walters will make a surprise career change by 1992. President Bush stands at the crossroads of destiny. If he manages to avoid a war in the Middle East, his place as one of America's greatest leaders will be secure. On the other hand, an all-out war with Iraq w ill result in an eventual victory for . the United States but will devastate the Bush presidency. Vice President Dan Quayle will be odd man out in the White House on foreign policy matters this year. But before his critics catch on, he will lock up his party's nomination for another term as vice president. 2 psychics tell us what lies ahead in 1991 By OWEN SHEERAN Sun Staff Writer ' Telling the future is not always easy, particularly if you're a psychic whose failed predictions can come back and haunt you at a later date. But no psychic is right 100 percent of the time, says Van Nuys psychic Judy He-venly, who a year ago correctly predicted for Sun readers that the San Francisco 49ers would win the Super Bowl and " Driving Miss Daisy" would win the Oscar as best picture. "And it's good we're not 100 percent right. If psychics were 100 percent (accurate), they would be God," said Hevenly, a practicing psychic for 15 years. Correct psychic predictions run anywhere from zero to 100 percent, said Los Angeles psychic Andy Reiss, who also took part in The Sun's prediction poll a year ago. There is no set rule. "A lot depends on the psychic's experience or trained use of that gift. With a lot of psychics, some are trained to develop it. One-half, say. The other half are born with it and are more aware of it. It's a mixture of both," says Reiss, who has practiced his "gift" since 1954. So, what's in store for the world in 1991? Here are some of the predictions for the year from psychics Reiss and Hevenly: Andy Reiss There will be escalation of troops from the United States and its allies to Saudi Arabia, and war will break out. But an agreement can be reached before or during hostilities if there is an attack. Iraq already possesses nuclear weapons and will use them if war comes. A new law will be instituted by a U.S. agency to round up people of Middle Eastern descent, much like what happened to the Japanese during World War II. The Bush administration is in great danger during 1991 because of assassination plots, as well as public protests and disruptions opposing his policies. The economy, although it will be in decline for six months, will pick up around the end of summer. In August, it will start to stablize. A price war will erupt nationwide, and the stock market will hit a new high before the end of 1991. But a major depression is not due soon. There will bean increase in UFO sightings in the Southwestern states. More UFO landings also will take place, and a lot of mysterious lights will be seen over the West and East coasts and Florida. The controversy over UFO sightings will increase, and See PSYCHICSD3 Make a resolution to take it seriously or forget it By USA FAYE KAPLAN Gannutt News Service Legions of self-improvers ore making their lists of New Year's resolutions and checking them twice as the new year begins. It's hard to say how many people make and keep New Year's resolutions every year. John Norcroff, a clinical psychologist and professor at the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pa., followed the progress of 200 New Year's re-solvers from 1986 to 1988. He found women were more likely to make resolutions than men. Women most often resolved to lose weight, while men most often vowed to give up smoking cigarettes. Norcroff also found that 75 percent of his sample maintained pledges for one week, 50 percent for one month and 19 percent for the entire two years. "Most resolutions are (about) addictive behaviors, and that's about what the rate of relapse is," Norcroff says. New Year's resolutions began in ancient Rome. These days, taking stock at the end ofone year and vowing to do better at the beginning of the next is "a custom," Norcroff says. People "think it's a socially sanctioned time of the year to do so. That's probably part of the problem." Many New Year's resolvers are doomed to fail because they do not prepare properly, Norcroff says. "People are not genuinely prepared to take action on their behavioral problems," he says. They make "the same resolutions in a trivial way year after year. . . . If people repeatedly try to change their behavior on New Year's Eve and they find they can't, apathy and despair can set in." Resolvers should take their resolutions seriously, or not take them at all, NorcrofTsays. Preparation is the key to success. Norcroff advises New Year's resolvers to: Set a realistic goal. Resolve to lose 10 pounds and keep it off for one year, rather than shed 30 pounds by April. Enlist social support from family and friends. Develop alternative behaviors. Forgive slip-ups and get back on track. Restructure your environment to help your resolution. Those trying to quit smoking can remove ashtrays, and dieters can throw out snacks.
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