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Bad Signs: The stars won’t shine on the upcoming summit, predicts Joan Quigley, White House astrologer to the Reagans. She claims that she set times for former President Ronald Reagan’s jet to take off and his meetings with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. She asserts that President George Bush and Gorbachev “will not see eye to eye in the way Reagan and Gorbachev did, or get along as harmoniously.”

Blood Lines: Norway’s parliament Tuesday scrapped the rules giving royal sons first rights to the throne. Princess Martha Louise, 18, will not, however, precede her younger brother, Prince Haakon Magnus, 16, in succession because the rule applies only to heirs born after 1990. They both are grandchildren of King Olav, 86.

Eye on the Court: Justice William Brennan Jr. thinks televising Supreme Court sessions is inevitable. “I would love it. I’m the only one presently of the nine who would allow television broadcasts of our actual proceedings,” he said in a recent magazine interview.

No Hate: Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) has clarified his views about homosexuals. “I was taught from the time I was a little boy to hate the sin and love the sinner,” he told the Charlotte, N.C., Observer. “But the way these people conduct themselves makes the second half of that mighty difficult sometimes.” He objects to the use of the word gay to describe homosexuals, saying, “I resent the corruption of a very fine word.”

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