Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 25, 2004 · Page 49
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 49

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Page 49
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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �������������������������� ������������������������ � �������������������������� ��� Marmaduke ® By Brad Anderson HOROSCOPE /JERALDINE SAUNDERS ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your energy knows no bounds, and you have limitless imagination. Adapt to new situations or people in the workplace if needed. A vacation with a partner could seem magical. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Like the bull that symbolizes your sign, you may be pawing at the ground to show off your prowess. Lucky at love, lucky at money — you have a flair for making your needs known. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Important innovations in the world around you will affect home life or career . Money matters flow with ease, and you could see the value of investments soar. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You will be perfectly attuned to the world at large. Whether this will be beneficial depends on your ability to recognize patterns in your life. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Expect important changes in your life. Relationships may shift for the better, and those who are not acting in your best interest may fall by the wayside. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Those closest to your heart seem more ardent. Romantic interludes are a possibility. If you are at a loss for energy, look to your companions. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Partners could be extremely passionate and loving. Put your best foot forward in public now, while recognition can be won. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It is a good time to reach agreements in business or in love, especially if you want to join with others in a powerful united front. You are a magnet who can attract money and mesmerize others. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Relax and take advantage of passionate stars now before action in the outer world requires your attention. Count on inspiration and an easy path where joint funds are concerned. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): There could be more than one seductive glance sent your way, so take the hint and follow Cupid’s arrows. Make beneficial moves with your wallet, and watch your cash grow. AQ UARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Relationships could reach new heights of understanding this week. People who inadvertently hold you back may disappear, to be replaced by true friends. Put your whole heart into being true. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Warmth between you and a partner can be useful, not only for joint harmony but also to complete tasks and come up with creative ideas. IF AUGUST 25 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You may be the wild child resistant to control by others, or immersed in exotic relationships with capricious partners. Either way, exciting things are happening, and you may not wish to get off this merry-go-round of fun. By the end of the year, however, you will be ready to settle down to a less hectic pace. Others are drawn to your independent spirit now, but true romance is more likely to blossom next spring. ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF Counting out a hand is something that looks like too much hard work for 90 percent of the bridge players in the world. But the fact that you are reading this column implies that you are one of the elite — does it not? Stick with me, and I’ll see you through the calculation. The results may surprise you! On today’s deal South found himself in a delicate four-spade contract. West cashed the ace, king and queen of diamonds before shifting to the heart two. Declarer took East’s queen with his ace, then drew trumps with the ace and queen of spades. What do you think is the right way to advance now? Well, when South reconstructed the unseen hands, he realized that West’s raise to two hearts had strongly suggested four cards in that suit, and since East had shown out on the third diamond, West must have started life with precisely a 2-4-5-2 shape. If East had the club queen, it would be sufficiently well protected to prevent South from getting the four club tricks he needed. So, the only hope for four club tricks was that West had a doubleton queen. Declarer continued with the club ace, then the club five (not the jack, of course), accepting the appearance of the club queen from West as no more than his due. He could now unblock the club jack and cross back over to dummy in trumps to discard his heart loser on the club 10. Wednesday, August 25, 2004 The following astrological forecasts should be read for entertainment value only. These predictions have no reliable basis in scientific fact. For Better or For Worse By Lynn Johnston Rex Morgan, M.D. By Woody Wilson and Graham Nolan Mary Worth By Karen Moy and Joe Giella Mutts By Patrick McDonnell Tiger By Bud Blake The Born Loser By Chip Sansom Zits By Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman Jump Start By Robb Armstrong Curtis By Ray Billingsley Frank and Ernest By Bob Thaves Non Sequitur By Wiley The Wizard of Id By Brant Parker and Johnny Hart Beetle Bailey By Mort Walker Bizarro By Dan Piraro The Family Circus By Bil Keane “Knock it off! Olympic wrestlers don’t use the strangle hold.” “Marmaduke thinks he’s more dignified than King Tut.”

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