Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 14, 2004 · Page 57
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 57

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, October 14, 2004
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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �������������������������� ������������������������ � �������������������������� ��� Marmaduke ® By Brad Anderson HOROSCOPE /JERALDINE SAUNDERS ARIES (Mar 21- April 19): The beginning of a new lunar cycle in your opposite sign could stir up fresh interest in significant others. You and a special someone might have the same dream in mind and should hook up as a team. TAURUS (April 20- May 20): You can smooth over difficulties and count on your own innate charm to restore tranquility. A few words whispered in the right ear can fatten your piggy bank and earn you some extra hugs at home. GEMINI (May 21- June 20): The focus may shift to your love life or hobbies. Peace efforts should be successful now and you can come to a meeting of the minds. Your money is likely to grow over time if invested wisely and safely . CANCER (June 21- July 22): If you are at odds with someone important in your life, use your imagination to break the ice. Put your self in the other person’s shoes for a moment or two to appreciate their viewpoint. LEO (July 23- Aug. 22): Yesterday’s frustrations can bring added purpose and focus to the job at hand. Even the most difficult obstacles can be overcome with a little perseverance. Burn the candle late at night to attain your objective. VIRGO (Aug. 23- Sept. 22): Harsh words will scare people away but a little solitude and meditation will restore your equilibrium. Find a peaceful place to finish up neglected work before deadlines so you can hurry home for a night of love. LIBRA (Sept. 23- Oct. 22.): Your sensitivity will be in demand. Use your people skills to invoke a restful atmosphere. A yearning for glamorous places and familiar faces may prod you into a night out on the town. Singles will easily find partners. SCORPIO (Oct. 23- Nov. 21): Trust that close associates will be sensitive to your needs and willing to go the extra mile to please you. You are still under pressure to perform, but things flow more smoothly today. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22- Dec. 21): Sometimes frustration builds ambition; you can be assured of success if you focus all your energy on business now. A somber atmosphere can provide the necessary peace and quiet to peruse the facts. The mood lightens this evening. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22- Jan. 19): Put troubles behind you and concentrate on removing obstacles that have appeared recently. You have a magic touch where money is concerned and can plant some seeds for future success. AQ UARIUS (Jan. 20- Feb. 18): A competitive atmosphere can put you in the spotlight as you have the sensitivity to sidestep obvious pitfalls and may win by default. Make the most of your ability to charm others and take advantage of recent spats by greasing the right wheels. PISCES (Feb. 19- March 20): Necessity may require some intervention. No matter how heated the controversy, you probably will emerge unscathed and untouched by scandal. People gravitate toward your warmth and relish your sympathy but save some for a loved one tonight. IF OCTOBER 14 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Drive and determination will take you far. You have been riding effortlessly on the crest of high-rolling ambitions, but your cosmic surfboard could hit some rough waters next month — and again between February and early April. Lie low during those times and wait for your popularity and luck to soar again late in April when successful changes and lucky breaks are likely. ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF Playing in three no-trump, you receive the lead of the heart three to East’s queen. Since there is no immediate hurry to take the trick, you duck it, as well as East’s continuation of the heart king, and take your ace on the third round. West had followed with the heart two on the second round of the suit, so you are inclined to assume that he began with five hearts and East with three. You have seven top tricks only, but as long as diamonds behave, there is no problem. However, given that you can guard against a 4-0 diamond split on either side, which player is more likely to hold length in diamonds? The simple play would be to lead to dummy’s diamond queen, but the alternative would be to start with your king and take two finesses against West. As it happens, you do not have to commit yourself at once. Instead, cash dummy’s club queen and then lead to the club ace. If both players follow to these two tricks, it will be logical to play West (the player with long hearts) for the diamond shortage. When West shows out on the second club, then if anybody is going to be long in diamonds, it will be him. Accordingly, you should cash the diamond king next. When the bad split comes to light, you run the diamond 10, covered all around. That will allow you to cross back to the club king to repeat the diamond finesse and take nine tricks. Thursday, October 14, 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 “No, PJ. Cover your MOUTH when you cough.” “Marmaduke is like the big stores. He gets the holiday spirit early.”

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