Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 27, 2004 · Page 41
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 41

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, October 27, 2004
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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �������������������������� ������������������������ � ��������������������������� ��� Marmaduke ® By Brad Anderson HOROSCOPE /JERALDINE SAUNDERS ARIES (March 21-April 19): Your get up and go may have gotten up and gone, leaving you with little enthusiasm. If you are out of sorts, you could inadvertently stir up trouble on the home front. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Minor frustrations could build up early in the day. Switching allegiances temporarily or hanging out with a different group may alleviate pressures and bring some smiles, as well. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Emphasis on income from work or service may set you off on a more ambitious path in the next few days. This full moon may bring to light unexpected changes that require intense analysis — but rest assured that a spirit of cooperation will prevail. CANCER (June 21-July 22): Grim determination to finish projects early today leaves little to do but commiserate with others. The full moon tonight marks a cosmic deadline and by opening your arms wide to embrace changing conditions, you will be in top form to succeed. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Small stumbling blocks early in the day are easily overcome if you remember to remain kindhearted and friendly. Be aware of regroup- ings and shifting alliances in the career area that could affect your financial situation. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): New information can change your opinion about something important and spur your drive and determination over the next day or two. Your mental powers seem supercharged and you can multitask your way to success. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Your sincere warmth and generosity will smooth out rough edges if others seem confrontational or deliberately difficult. Employ your innate good taste and go shopping for something special today. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): The full moon in your sign may emphasize surprising changes in relationships and illuminate new friendships. The handling of joint finances may become a hot topic in your household if past mistakes crop up now. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): It is a good time to approach others and make amends for past mistakes if necessary. Your sincerity quotient is at a high point and your honesty unquestionable. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): New goals and objectives seem entirely reachable today and you may meet people who can help you achieve your most important ambitions. AQ UARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Sociability is in the air where you are concerned, so spend quality time with a loved one. Sometimes it’s who you know that counts. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Communications are highlighted now and it is best to remain objective until all the facts are in. Partners could be morose about failures or frustrated by limitations, so be as positive and uplifting as possible. IF OCTOBER 27 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Strike while the iron is hot. Keep your ears and eyes open for unexpected help and beneficial opportunities that pop up in the next several weeks. Life may be extra exhilarating the rest of this year, as you could find yourself the superstar of your intimate circle. It will be hard to settle down into a comfortable rut until after January. Your heightened popularity should win you new friends and give you the ambition to develop a fresh set of goals. But stay behind the scenes and refuse to push your luck in August when extra responsibilities may mean more work and less play. ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF On today’s deal from the World Championships held in Rhodes eight years ago, the hero was Artur Wasik — and I would bet you could not guess what country he was representing. The answer is that he was playing for Spain, which has a fairly generous set of rules about what a bridge player needs to qualify as a resident. As South, Artur reached five clubs after West had shown a two-suiter over Artur’s opening bid of one heart. The defense led the spade ace, and dummy put down a very disappointing collection, with the spade king- queen being completely wasted values. West switched to a diamond at trick two, giving nothing away. With no entries to dummy, Wasik took this trick with his diamond ace and played ace and jack of clubs. He ruffed East’s diamond return in hand and decided correctly that if West had a doubleton club, he was heavy favorite to hold a singleton heart. If so, the odds favored that singleton to be the nine or 10. He crossed to a trump in dummy and led the jack of hearts, covered all round, and the sight of the heart 10 falling from West was a very welcome one. That allowed Wasik to cross back over to dummy’s last trump and finesse against the heart nine to make his contract. Had West produced the heart nine, declarer would have been four down, but Wasik’s count of the hand was accurate, and he had his 11 tricks. Wednesday, October 27, 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 “Daddy, your cell phone doesn’t play games, or take pictures, or anything!” “Give me back my hat and no ... you do not look cool.”

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