Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 27, 2004 · Page 35
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 35

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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �������������������������� ������������������������ � ����������������������� ���� Marmaduke ® By Brad Anderson HOROSCOPE /JERALDINE SAUNDERS ARIES (March 21-April 19): Turmoil should subside quickly, and your personal universe should be running smoothly again. It is a good night to kiss and make up, or explore sensual possibilities with your mate. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): You are holding the reins of command in any situation. Run circles around others wherever financial savvy is needed, and ride off into the sunset with a lover tonight. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): While romantic stars are shining, it isn’t wise to look too closely at what lies beneath the glitter. Let yourself be swept away and significant others will meet you half way. The Midas touch helps sustain your piggy bank. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You might be in need of some excitement this evening, so work hard all day and get your financial ducks in a row. Amorous urges could be happily satisfied. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): If you are looking for a good time to hook up without any strings attached, this might be an ideal time. If you seek commitment, tomorrow might be better. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t spoil the amorous mood by being too picky. New friends could desire to take relationships to more intimate levels. If you are willing to share money, thoughts, or emotions you will reap rewards. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Put your passions to work for you. Because you persevere, you will win in the career game. You are more seductive than usual, so others will listen; strike bargains and seek commitments. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Both money and love seek you out, so be ready to answer the door. Smooth difficulties between you and others, or prepare to ask that special person to say yes. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put the finishing touches on financial deals today or tomorrow. Romantic fires kindled now might blaze into an eternal flame. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Logic and romance seldom mix, so quiet your chatter. After work, take off your geek hat and follow the lead of affectionate companions. To woo the partner of your choice, be silent. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You are just the person to respond to the call of the wild. Exciting new love interests lie in wait for singles, and the blissfully mated will be eager to experiment. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Companions may hesitate or be less than enthusiastic about changes today . Take advantage of sensual cosmic conditions, and set the scene for romance this evening. IF AUGUST 27 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You can break free and live the lifestyle that fits your tastes now , but remember that your tastes may shift quickly. It is best not to make commitments now while experimentation is under way, but by February you will know what suits you best. People who appear suddenly in your life may leave just as quickly, but lasting friendships can be forged as well. Wait until life is more predictable to know who and what has enduring value. ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF The question of when to make a penalty double of a contract you know you can beat is a tricky one. Often you find that your opponents will play the hand better as a result of your double — and once in a while they may escape to a safer spot. On today’s deal North-South had bid to six hearts, and West, clearly suffering from an itchy trigger finger, decided to double. South perceived that the double might be based on good hearts, so elected to run to six no-trump. When the final contract was not doubled, he perked up a bit. On the lead of the club queen to the king, declarer played a diamond to dummy’s ace, then ran the spade 10, covered by the queen and king. From that point onwards, the deal was an open book. South now peeled off the rest of his spade winners, followed by his three remaining diamond winners, reducing to a four-card ending. He had kept one club and three hearts in hand and in dummy. In turn, West was forced to keep three hearts, so he too could retain only one club. Declarer cashed dummy’s club ace to remove West’s exit card. Now the heart 10 to West’s queen endplayed West, who had to lead a heart into declarer’s tenace for a magnificent score of 1440. At the end of the deal, West, if no wiser, was certainly sadder; but all of you out there will be able to grow wise at his expense. Friday, August 27, 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 “I bet the Swiss won some archery medals when William Tell was alive.” “It’s hard to believe that he’s never had a singing lesson in his life.”

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