Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 21, 2004 · Page 65
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 65

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CANCER (June 21-July 22): Too much chitchat can mire you in unnecessary details, but may relieve existing stalemates and allow pent-up worries a chance to air. Give yourself a few hours of soothing escapism tonight by cuddling up with a lover . LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): That light at the end of a tunnel may be held in the hands of a true friend. Although you may be more successful today by acting independently, you will find that those who are good for you are moving closer and beneficial bonds are developing. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You are at your best early in the day when your words of wisdom carry some weight. Frittering your time away on the unessential could bar progress. Work and health areas both take a turn for the better . LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You may have a yen to climb out of a certain rut — however, you could find it difficult to get a helping hand. Adopting a self-reliant attitude is your best avenue for success. Romantic dreams may turn sour if you push too hard tonight. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): A few healing words can put things back on an even keel with someone close, but don’t concentrate on the subject all day long. Move along with exciting revisions to your plans. Avoid attempts to secure permanent romantic commitments this evening. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Unleash enthusiasms and let them run freely. You no longer need to hide your light under the bushel of artificial restraint. Your charitable instincts make it easy to forgive those who have been less than forthright. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Concentrate on improving yourself instead of others. If you can’t change the world around you, then at least change your expectations. You may need to let go of a treasured dream that has proved to be unattainable. AQ UARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Work towards unity. A little agitation may shake things up and blend people around you into a united front. “All for one and one for all” is an excellent stance to take in the face of changing standards. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Adjust to new situations. Emotional conversations could put you at cross- purposes with others and confuse issues if you relentlessly rehash the details. But by evening peace and tranquility should settle in and make a romantic interlude more satisfying. IF OCTOBER 21 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Although you have been riding high on a streak of good luck, you must now really buckle down to work and take care of pressing responsibilities. Cross your T’s and dot those I’s this week while critical eyes are upon you. Between now and Christmas your undiscriminating charm can attract new friends from varied walks of life. ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF When North shows a balanced 12-14 at his second turn, South could jump to three diamonds. However, playing New Minor Forcing, South has a cheaper method of finding out whether North has three-card spade support. In this style, three diamonds would be invitational, not forcing. West starts by cashing a top heart against four spades, on which South (who wants the defense to continue their attack on hearts) false-cards with the seven, trying to persuade West to lead the suit again. No such luck. West shifts accurately to the club seven to show a poor suit, and East takes the club ace, then goes back to hearts. South plays low, forcing the heart ace, and West finds the excellent defense of a diamond shift, cutting the links between the two hands in the side suits and making declarer’s life just a bit harder . It is now incumbent on South to play trumps right, or he is in trouble. The correct way to tackle the spades is to lead a top honor from hand, then go over to the spade ace. When West discards on the second round, the way is clear to take the finesse against East’s spade jack on the third round and wrap up 10 tricks. [Note: If you play spade ace and a spade to the king, you find the 4-1 split, but can no longer get back to dummy to take the spade finesse.] Thursday, October 21, 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 “Does the weatherman get in trouble when he fibs?” “You’re destroying the new car smell.”

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