Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 29, 2004 · Page 41
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 41

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, September 29, 2004
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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �������������������������� ������������������������ � ����������������������������� ��� Marmaduke ® By Brad Anderson HOROSCOPE /JERALDINE SAUNDERS ARIES (March 21-April 19): Although you can handle mental work with ease, be aware that pushiness could backfire in another day or two. Your warmth is an asset, but don’t overstep the bounds of propriety. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Maintaining a sense of formality with others could be a good thing, as tensions could be building under the surface. Friendly relationships may empty your pockets, as an indulgent mood prevails. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Tensions could build over the next day or two if you allow your mouth to operate without restraint. Trouble may stem from too much socializing, or adopting a relaxed attitude. Do not take short cuts. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You may wish to stay out of the limelight today and avoid any possible criticism. You will be at your best working hard behind the scenes, and tidying up small but crucial details. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Use your mental prowess to tackle problems on your own, rather than try to obtain input from others. Misunderstandings can be stirred up if you are aggressive or callous. Money could be spent too quickly. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Too much play and too much chatter can be lethal in the long run. Harmless conversations with the opposite sex could be misconstrued. Keep your thoughts to yourself where money or love is at stake. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Avoid petty gossip and time-consuming chitchat. Stick to the business at hand. Remember that whatever you say or write now could be passed around to others, and held up to scrutiny. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Words of love could backfire in a day or two, so be clear about your meaning. Keep promises and stick to routine. You have good ideas where finances are concerned, and can head off problems by acting conscientiously. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Snap decisions could be necessary in order to keep up with quickly changing events. Others in your immediate circle could be enthusiastic, so follow their lead. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Approaching business matters with a spirit of compromise is your best bet today. If things do not go your way, be patient and wait for better timing. AQ UARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Powerful insights into the intricacies of joint finances can create some valuable ideas. Hold off on implementing these brainstorms, but make sure you write them down. An important opportunity to better yourself is just around the corner. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It is possible you will be called upon to jump into action to please someone close. Communications could become complicated, as activity levels step up. IF SEPTEMBER 29 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You will know exactly who are the most important people in your life, as inner reflections come full circle and significant conclusions are reached. Last June may have held some important changes for you, but this February will hold additional excitement as the guiding principles of your life alter slowly but surely. Expect the year ahead to hold new friends, new goals, and that you will develop a more tolerant and open-minded viewpoint. Blessings in disguise could appear the last week of October, so expect the answers to your prayers to appear out of the blue. Benevolent providence should offer a generous hand. ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF On today’s deal, West led the diamond queen against four spades. Declarer took the trick as East encouraged, then led a heart to dummy’s queen and East’s king. Back came the heart jack, and West let his partner hold the trick. So East cashed his diamond king and then got off play with a third heart. Declarer ruffed in dummy as West followed suit with the ace, then drew three rounds of trumps. At this point South knew that he would have no problem if clubs split 3-2. If they did not divide, he would have to guess which defender was short in clubs. It would have been easy to adopt the preconceived notion that the hand on lead might have led a singleton club at trick one, but here West might well have preferred to lead from a diamond tenace than to kick off with a singleton in one of the opponents’ suits. So South paused to consider whether there was any way that he could find out more about the defenders’ hands. The answer was simple: South crossed to his club king and ruffed a diamond in dummy . When East discarded, it marked West with six diamonds, three hearts, and three spades, so not only could West be short in clubs, but he was actually guaranteed to have a singleton club. Accordingly, declarer played to the club ace in dummy, and when West discarded, finessed against East’s club jack for his contract. Wednesday, September 29, 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 “... It means you should've yelled the words that came before it.” “You’re in our safest neighborhood. Just be sure to close your windows before you eat lunch.”

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