Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 26, 2004 · Page 55
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 55

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, October 26, 2004
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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �������������������������� ������������������������ � ������������������������� ��� Marmaduke ® By Brad Anderson HOROSCOPE /JERALDINE SAUNDERS ARIES (March 21-April 19): Chatterboxes could goad you into action but intimate others may seem stiff and distant, making you wonder if your hard work is appreciated. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Although the spirit of the day is open-minded and tolerant, you may need to employ some careful formality to please fuzzy people close by. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A sensible, matter-of - fact attitude prevails and you can get much work done under these conditions. Be sure to get plenty of fresh air and exercise. Bargain hunting is the best way to do well with your money today. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Mind and emotions are working in tandem, so you can quickly absorb new information and make necessary adjustments. Others may appear somewhat distant and more demanding. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Gather information about ways to handle finances and remember that ready cash must ebb and flow. Sensible and practical methods work best. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Sensitivity to the moods of others around you gives a distinct advantage. Keep a lid on your piggy bank today, as you are unlikely to win a lottery ticket. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): If you have something to sell, you will get a higher price another day — but if you are looking for a bargain it might land in your lap. Past loves may show up on your doorstep or old problems could briefly haunt you. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): People are in the mood to hold onto their money and looking for high quality at a low price. Sales pitches may fall flat and meet with a cynical retort. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): That loosened tie or blue jeans may have been OK yesterday, but today you need to button up carefully and bow to conventional dress codes to avoid criticism at the workplace. Keep a low profile. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Tact and diplomacy are much appreciated by others today and your whimsical sense of humor may win extra appreciation. Companions may wish to chat about practical matters and if you unbend a little bit you can come to a perfect understanding. AQ UARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Work may require a more precise and a less-freewheeling approach. It is time to round up your wild ideas, corral them, and drive them down tame avenues. To avoid criticism don’t take liberties by taking a lengthy lunch hour or leaving early. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Avoid having small, inconsequential matters fill your time by tackling matters one by one. This will allow you to accomplish much by the end of the day. IF OCTOBER 26 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: You have been touched by a cosmic magic wand and can easily obtain important goals in your life right now . Long-held dreams can manifest and certain doors will open easily for you. Between now and the New Year it will be a simple matter to reinvent your public image and create a completely new you. What is of primary importance in your life could shift unexpectedly, but trust that every change will bring a smile to your face. You will be at the top of the heap if you need to deal with the public during the next several months. But stay out of the limelight late next spring and early summer or else your enchanted coach could turn back into a pumpkin. ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF This week’s deals all come from the World Championships in Rhodes, held exactly eight years ago. Chinese Taipei has always had a strong men’s team, and Patrick Huang is perhaps their best - known player, having helped them to two world championship silver medals. Patrick arrived late at the tournament because of business commitments. This was his very first board of the event. The auction may look unusual, but Huang (South) could see no reason to introduce his second suit. Spades was almost certain to play as well as hearts here, no matter what his partner had. His deception helped him because West decided that on this power auction his best chance to defeat the game was to give his partner a club ruff and get a heart ruff in return — not so unreasonable really . On the lead of the club ace, Huang needed no second chance. He ruffed, drew trumps, then led the diamond 10 to West’s jack, carefully ducking in dummy to preserve the diamond queen as a threat. A second diamond went to East’s king, and a heart came back. Patrick put up the ace and exited with the jack of hearts. East did his best when he won the queen, since it could not help to duck. However, since he now had no diamonds left and could not afford to play a club, he had to play hearts to give declarer the free finesse and let him take 10 tricks. Tuesday, October 26, 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 “Did you know it’s windy out? And, also, I don’t have a cap anymore.” “He doesn’t have time for a job. Being man’s best friend is a full-time job.”

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