Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 4, 2004 · Page 57
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 57

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, November 4, 2004
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CANCER (June 21-July 22): An uplifting and charitable attitude can do much to burn through the fog of disagreement that clouds issues. Those close may be busy bees working under pressure and will appreciate your efforts to create an oasis of good cheer . LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Backpedal if important decisions are required. Use delaying tactics to avoid making huge mistakes under these temporarily difficult celestial conditions. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Relationship issues can take center stage and seem impossibly complex. A forgiving attitude will do much to foster good will, although you can’t come to a lasting agreement today. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Sincerity and honesty are your best tools today. Your sharp eye for things of beauty and good taste is enhanced, but expensive purchases should be deferred. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It is helpful that you have loving mates willing to lend a hand while you are under intense pressure to perform and are pushing hard to reach your goals. Take some time out from a busy schedule for tender moments. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): In the midst of a busy day you are willing to lend an ear or a shoulder to a needy friend. People find you warm and caring and may bring you their troubles. Be a good buddy, but don’t get involved in schemes that can cost you money . CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Compelling ideas that tantalize could prove troublesome if implemented now — especially where your piggy bank is concerned. It is best to reassess situations next week, rather than act today . AQ UARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Stick to your guns and don’t be persuaded to make major changes. Although relentless pressure may make certain avenues attractive, alternatives will open up if you remain patient and wait for better timing next week. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Don’t be swayed by fears or worries. Following your intuitions can land you in hot water under these stars. Gifts and peace offerings could land on your desk so be thankful. Avoid clashes with superiors or public appearances. IF NOVEMBER 4 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: If you feel you’ve been treading water, take heart, as this condition will fade by the end of the month. You may have been doing too much for others and become overly sensitive to their needs. In the year ahead, take time to do things for yourself and consciously seek uplifting surroundings and soothing people. Build your strength and be grateful for your hardiness, because great ambition will be stirring soon and you can get whatever you set your mind upon by applying a small amount of elbow grease. ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF Playing six diamonds on a top spade lead, South needs minor miracles after West’s initial double warns that the key honors are likely to be offside. He wins the spade ace, leads the diamond nine to dummy’s 10, plays the spade king (pitching a club), and ruffs a spade high. He then leads the diamond seven to dummy’s jack as East throws a discouraging heart, ruffs dummy’s last spade, and leads the club king out of his hand. That leaves West on play with the club ace. He is now down to three hearts and queen-third of clubs. He has a series of options, but only one of them will serve to defeat the contract. Can you see which one will lead to success? Well, if West plays back a heart into declarer’s tenace, South wins cheaply, then plays ace and another heart. The ruff in dummy is his 12th trick. If West leads back the club queen, declarer ruffs high and crosses to the diamond four, using his carefully preserved diamond three, to pitch two hearts on the clubs in dummy. So the winning defense is the last choice left — to lead a low club back! That gives declarer only one discard for a losing heart from his hand — not enough. South’s choice now is to finesse in hearts, which leads immediately to defeat, or to run his trumps. But West will know to pitch clubs and take trick 13 with the heart king. Thursday, November 4, 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 “I forgot what I came here to say. Grandma’s right! I sure do take after her.” “He’s a lot heavier than he looks, isn’t he?”

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