Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 1, 2004 · Page 24
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 24

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Monday, November 1, 2004
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Your luck comes from staying away from the battleground and remaining neutral. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Might sometimes makes right. Ruthless determination is in the air and you could be involved in intricate power plays under these stars. Although you have the grit to follow through on initiatives, profitability over the long term may not be satisfactory . VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Put financial decisions on the back burner because your optimism could possibly steer you in the wrong direction. Others in close connection are filled with enthusiasm and ready to jump into action. Cheer them on from the sidelines. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Significant others could be “hot stuff” today and lure you into a compromising position. Those with a cynical ear will hear the tones of manipulative propaganda behind loving words. If in doubt, don’t. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You are empowered and might feel that you can get your way by brute strength or the force of deep convictions. Judgment about money could be off base. Put your energy into work that will hold lasting value, rather than seeking instant gratification. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Your charm and good humor can lighten tension-filled situations, but you could be at odds with those closest to you. Watch out for verbal misunderstandings and conflicts over differing philosophies. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Pressures could be building up where career is concerned, so find a safe way to let off steam. You will find that tried-and- true methods will get you the furthest. Brilliance comes from careful analysis of the facts. AQ UARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Someone close could have a well-thought-out agenda that will quickly mow down your objections. Your intuitive grasp of situations and lightning-fast reflexes will keep you from floundering in the face of opposition. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Friends can prove their worth and bolster your ego. You could find that your energies are stirred and you are ready to tackle new situations with gusto. IF NOVEMBER 1 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” may be your motto now. You refuse to tolerate any interference with your plans and have a firm picture of success in mind. This intensity of purpose will slack off somewhat as the New Year arrives and there is time to reflect on new motivations. April and August appear to be times when you can achieve your most heartfelt desires. Break out of old routines and experiment with the new in 2005 when your popularity will reach new heights. ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF Today’s deal could be entitled “Spot the Mistakes.” As East, follow the play along with me and see what you think. In two spades, declarer wins the heart lead in hand with the king and plays a spade to dummy’s jack and your ace. What next? At the table East shifted to clubs. Declarer ruffed the second round, drew two more rounds of trumps, and ran the diamond jack. East won with the queen and played a third club. Declarer ruffed and played another diamond. Whatever East did, declarer would lose just two spades, two diamonds and a club, since West could not get the lead to draw declarer’s last trump. East should have seen that there was no rush to take the club tricks. West’s lead had to be from shortage, so East ought to have worked out that a heart return would cause difficulties for declarer. Declarer must win this in dummy, but what can he do next? Say he plays a club. East wins and plays the (suit preference) heart jack for West to ruff. The defenders now cash two diamonds, and a fourth heart promotes West’s spade 10. Conversely, declarer should have won the opening heart lead in the dummy. Then, he can take the next heart in hand and cash his top spades before playing a diamond, to make his contract straightforwardly. Additionally, East erred when he captured the spade jack on the first round. He should have ducked to disrupt declarer’s communications. Bridge is truly a game of mistakes. Monday, November 1, 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 “But they’re all white marbles! No colored ones.” “Curiousity may have killed the cat, but it got him sprayed by a skunk.”

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