Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 7, 2004 · Page 23
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 23

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, September 7, 2004
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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �������������������������� ������������������������ � �������������������������� ��� Marmaduke ® By Brad Anderson HOROSCOPE /JERALDINE SAUNDERS ARIES (March 21-April 19): Sex appeal might be your middle name this week. You have renewed vigor to follow your inspirations, and should work extra hard to prove that you are worthy of someone’s affection or trust. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This is a great time to take up physical activities and work off a few pounds. Partners may be stirred to passion, so burning off excess energy is a wise thing, as well. Be trusting and honest to gain support. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The keyword for the next few days is action, but right now you could be more interested in ties of affection or gaining support for your business. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Those looking for opportunities will find them if they exist, so remain watchful. You could experience improvements in a relationship that alleviates some strain. Assistance with finances is in the stars. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Take command of your resources, but avoid drastic measures. Defend your most important values, and take the initiative to achieve success. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You may lag behind and have a tough time adjusting to the shift from vacation mode to work. Minor communication muddles could plague you. It is a week for action, not dreams. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Genius could truly be 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. If you put your ideas in someone else’s capable hands they will swiftly get the job done. Your expert guidance may help steer others wisely. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): New projects could take up your time and energy, but remember to get plenty of rest this week. Others are willing to compromise on key issues today, so have open discussions. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Career and business concerns could be demanding all week. Make up-front agreements about how tasks will be allocated. Plan to do your fair share of the labor. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Permanent improvement in one segment of your life may relieve you of a burden. Some ambitions remain frustrated, but active minds nearby will offer you alternate opportunities. AQ UARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Dynamic activity is around you, and you are likely to profit from recent ideas set in motion. Companions could become obsessive about new enthusiasms before the week is over. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Too much undirected chitchat might confuse issues. People are in the mood to take action and “get the show on the road.” Let someone else take the lead, but be clear about financial outlays. IF SEPTEMBER 7 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You will get a boost to your health and morale next February, which will return to bless your life in late summer and remain for many months thereafter. Recent events or situations could be invigorating, and a new enthusiasm might receive your devoted attention. Look forward to improvements in all departments of your life around the end of the year, and the answer to a prayer. It is possible that in the year ahead an important and permanent relationship will be formed. ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF On today’s deal from the qualifying round robin of the world championships held in Tunisia seven years ago, France took on Italy. In one room the Italian East had pre-empted and had stolen the deal in two hearts, down a few tricks, undoubled. By contrast, in the other room the French East, Michel Perron, would never open a weak-two on a suit like that, so he passed, and South got to open a weak no- trump, raised to game by North. West, Chemla, naturally led a top club, and South took this with the ace and continued the suit. Perron now calmly discarded a small spade, so West shifted to a low diamond, and that went around to Bocchi’s diamond jack. Declarer now needed four spade tricks, even assuming the heart finesse was working, and he had to guess spades to get them. This was a position where East was virtually sure not to have started life with four spades to the queen, since he was highly unlikely to have thrown a spade from that holding. Therefore it really came down to whether Perron was more likely to have discarded from an original holding of three small spades or from queen-third. In the end declarer played a spade to dummy’s jack and went three down instead of making his contract. Whether his play is right or not, I cannot help thinking that he would surely have got the position right had Perron not discarded a spade. What do you think? Tuesday, September 7, 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 “This is a nice day. It must be low-carb.” “Today is just a blur.”

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