Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 2, 2004 · Page 23
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 23

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, November 2, 2004
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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �������������������������� ������������������������ � ������������������������� ��� Marmaduke ® By Brad Anderson HOROSCOPE /JERALDINE SAUNDERS ARIES (March 21-April 19): Put the finishing touches on joint efforts and financial matters today. Prepare to tackle heavy obligations later this week. It is wise to get all your ducks in a nice neat row so that you will be free to concentrate on intense work schedules ahead. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Important relationships could require your utmost attention. You may be persuaded to go along with the crowd on important decisions if concrete facts are presented. Get agreements in writing to prevent misunderstandings. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): A pragmatic attitude in the air means that your best bet is to rely on the lessons of experience. It is a simple matter to tackle detailed work under these stars. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You make the perfect go-between now because you can appreciate the views of both sides. Areas that can cause future problems are illuminated. You are a faithful and true-blue partner and willing to stick by others to the bitter end. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Enhance your reputation by being seen in all the right places. Your vitality is at a high point and you can launch successful endeavors. However, lack of consideration for others can cause you problems later in the week unless you are especially tactful. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Employ a practical, sensible outlook and stick to routines. Matters that could interfere with the happiness of close relationships might come to your attention. Changing horses in midstream could create confusion and trouble. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Following the Yellow Brick Road may land you far from Oz without the benefit of Ruby Slippers. Ignore the tantalizing lure of big money deals or romantic offers. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Put your shoulder to the wheel where career and business are concerned and you can get things rolling in big ways. People cannot criticize if you stick to the traditional route and follow the rules of the road. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Powerful compulsions are in the air and may affect your hard-earned cash. If others in close connection recommend caution, then listen carefully. Whatever you sincerely believe in will be easy to accomplish. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You may have the magic touch where your goals are concerned. Your drive and ambition can make things happen. Powerful friends may be on your side where important issues are the subjects of discussion. AQ UARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Significant others can be caught up in compelling issues and draw you into the public arena. Important connections can help boost your reputation or you can receive recognition for your brilliant ideas. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Avoid making agreements or commitments now because what you see might not be what you get. Pretty words could easily be misinterpreted — but facts never change. IF NOVEMBER 2 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Your intense perseverance and stamina behind the scenes have been in high gear for months, keeping your attention firmly focused on business goals. Your hard work will pay off in the coming year — especially in April, May and June, when transiting Uranus clears a path so that you can shift gears and make needed changes in your life. You will get a new lease on life as your reputation becomes brighter, refreshing situations appear, and doors that you thought were closed open. ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF Terence Reese, one of the world’s great player-writers, posed this play problem in four spades to his readers. (Before you focus on the play, note that in the bidding North is duty-bound to give three- card major-suit support at his second turn, regardless of the quality of those three cards. Quantity in bridge generally outweighs quality.) On to the play: on West’s initial trump lead, East contributes the queen at trick one. Do you want to win or duck? Well, say you duck (the correct play) and East continues with the spade king, which you win, West following with the nine. How do you continue? Reese’s answer may surprise you: it is to claim 10 tricks before you make a mistake! It looks natural to play a heart at trick three, but East will win and play a third trump, and down you go. No, your plan is going to be to score all your trumps in hand separately. To achieve this target you cash the diamond ace, cross to a club, and ruff a diamond; then back to a club, ruff another diamond, and back again to a club to ruff dummy’s last diamond. If nobody has trumped anything yet with the good spade jack, play the fourth high club. If that lives, you have 10 tricks: three aces, four clubs and three diamond ruffs. If a defender had ruffed one of your club winners, you would have a trump in dummy to handle your heart loser. Tuesday, November 2, 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 “Can we stay up to see who gets voted off?” “Uh-oh. Here comes Mighty Dog, Super Licker!”

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