Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 28, 2004 · Page 25
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 25

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, September 28, 2004
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Now that all the facts are in, you can ponder ideas for the future, confident that you know where your best interests lie. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): This full moon highlights recent information that has come your way. You know who you can trust and what facts are crucial for your success. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Financial matters that have been on the back burner may finally come to a boil. You have the good judgment and confidence to handle intricate family situations, and can finalize plans that affect your net worth. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): The past few weeks have given you much to digest, as today’s full moon brings relationship matters to a conclusion. Changes and alterations in your life can be put into perspective over the next several days. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Work-related situations could come full circle and peak today. Small details could take up much of your time, but keep an ear open for wise advice and helpful information where money is at stake. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Act on faith today and worry about the ramifications tomorrow; otherwise you may miss a golden opportunity. Take action to stir business-related matters into motion, and give your full attention to strategic alliances. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Your attention could be centered on public image and a desire to receive recognition. The juggling act that you perform to keep home and business matters coordinated may need some tweaking in light of recent changes. AQ UARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): The opinions and beliefs of others could be on your mind. Your reflections can lead to frank discussions with others, promoting better understanding and harmony. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): As the full moon brings matters to a head, you could become cognizant of how recent shifts have altered your financial situation. It could be that you need to rethink payment schedules or plans for the future. IF SEPTEMBER 28 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You have been enjoying more freedom in your life this year, and flourishing from the exposure to new people and situations that invigorate the senses. The full moon today may mark this birthday as the beginning of a new phase for relationships, and your approach when you deal with the public. Feel free to experiment, but keep yourself footloose and fancy free (if you are single) until after February, when your motivations shift and a fresh plateau is reached. Thereafter, life can settle down into a pleasant groove with fewer surprises and less yearning for greener pastures. ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF Bridge and strong emotions are poor bedfellows. We are all familiar with the experience of losing our cool after something bad has happened at the table. Equally, when things appear to be going well, it is easy to take our eye off the ball. On today’s deal South was not so euphoric at reaching the excellent club slam that he took his eye off the ball. Consequently, he did not miss the best play for his contract. After ruffing the diamond lead and drawing trumps, declarer did not put all his eggs into one basket. Instead, he prepared to test the majors sequentially by leading a heart and ducking in dummy when West played the jack. East decided to overtake with the king to return the spade jack. Declarer took this in dummy with the queen and cashed the heart ace. When East proved to guard the hearts, South returned to hand with a spade to the king. Rather than commit himself to relying on the spade division, declarer simply played off all his trumps, pitching all the hearts from dummy to keep the spades. Meanwhile, he watched to see if the heart queen would appear among the discards. If East did not throw that card away, South’s plan was to run the spades and hope for the best. East was indeed forced to unguard the spades to keep his heart winner, and so South cashed out the spades to take the rest of the tricks and make his contract. Tuesday, September 28, 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 “Mommy said I should keep an eye on you, so don’t just stand there.” “My dad says Marmaduke’s great-great-great- great grandfather must have been a T.rex.”

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