Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 9, 2004 · Page 29
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 29

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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �������������������������� ������������������������ � ������������������������� ���� Marmaduke ® By Brad Anderson HOROSCOPE /JERALDINE SAUNDERS ARIES (March 21-April 19): Exciting visits to exotic places will please your partner if you are happily settled in an enduring pairing. If you are single, “never a dull moment” might be the motto of those you meet up with today. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): A yearning for entertainment or hanging out in social settings could lure you out of your cave tonight and into the bright lights of the big city. New friends and fresh faces will satisfy your itch for excitement. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A restless need to climb out of the rut is in the air, so appropriate action is needed to keep your significant other amused. Find a new watering hole or invite friends over for a party. New relationships begun now may remain uncommitted. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Your charm and sex appeal are at high tide, so venture out with friends and look for innocent fun. Group outings will fill the bill and satisfy the desire for excitement. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Romance takes center stage now. Your mate may seem delightful and extremely special in the light from these stars. But singles who find alluring new prospects be warned: it’s here today and gone tomorrow. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Go have a good time under these exciting and sociable stars. But keep footloose and fancy-free as these celestial conditions are perfect for striking up wonderful temporary friendships, not devoted permanent relationships. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22.): You can get away with wearing your most outrageous outfit tonight as the unusual attracts attention and tastes can go to wild extremes. Sparkling attractiveness on your part could bring new people into your life. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The love of the wild and unusual could sweep you away this weekend and take you to exotic places. Significant others could thirst for unique experiences — so experiment with something different for a change. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): You are popularity personified under these celestial skies, so get out and about and spread good cheer wherever you go. Do not expect that new connections created now will remain static. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It is a perfect weekend for exotic entertainments and outings to foreign places. Take a walk on the wild side and spice up your life. But leave new faces behind when the weekend ends. AQ UARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You are likely to be the center of attention anywhere you go as you have a delightful sense of the absurd and a friendly demeanor . Although relationships forged now may crumble quickly, you could be in the right place at the right time for special consideration. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): It is a fun weekend to bring people from varied lifestyles together, so party hearty and keep your dancing shoes nearby. Do not jeopardize an existing relationship by getting too involved in a passing fancy . IF OCTOBER 9 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You have worked hard for a long time and this coming year you can reap the rewards. Not only will others be willing to give you a helping hand with no thought of compensation, you are likely to develop an inner glow by being sensitive to the world around you. Near Christmas, life offers you improved circumstances, but March and August also mark times when opportunities can blossom. ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF More contracts are lost at trick one than at any other time — but not this one, a deal from Eddie Kantar’s latest excellent book, “Kantar on Kontract.” Four hearts is not all that great a contract, as the cards lie, with the spade ace lurking over the king. However, plan the play when West leads the spade queen. The temptation to cover that card at trick one may be pretty strong. But South should realize that unless West is a master of deception, East surely has a doubleton spade ace. If South plays dummy’s spade king to trick one, East can win, cash the club ace, then return a spade. Now a third spade from West defeats the contract. The point is that ruffing with dummy’s heart jack will surely promote East’s heart nine into a trump trick for the defense. Foreseeing this problem, South ducked the spade queen at trick one. East won West’s spade continuation of the seven, a card that denied interest in clubs, then cashed the club ace and exited with a high diamond. This was a thoughtful defense. If West had held the doubleton diamond jack, South would not have been able to get back to his hand to take the heart finesse, since West would have been able to overruff South on the third round of diamonds. Alas for the defense, South was able to ruff the second diamond in hand, take the heart finesse, and claim the rest when both red suits behaved. Saturday, October 9, 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 “Cheer up. Pretend they’re dollar bills.” “Relax. I hid the doughnuts in the glove compartment.”

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