Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 16, 2004 · Page 27
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 27

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, November 16, 2004
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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �������������������������� ������������������������ � �������������������������� ��� Marmaduke ® By Brad Anderson HOROSCOPE /JERALDINE SAUNDERS ARIES (March 21-April 19): When natural urges are stifled, there is a tendency for resentment to be stirred up. Take a long hard look at situations that concern you at the moment and accept the necessity of keeping exuberance under control. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): By the end of the day you should be back to speed and can reassess relationships with a clear head. Those closest to you may have some pressing issues that require your special finesse. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): There are times when you can think things through more clearly than others and this is a time when you can get to the root of long- lasting problems. Put your powers of analysis to work for you. CANCER (June 21-July 22): A truism is that everyone puts their foot in their mouth at one time or another. Do not dwell on small inconsequential problems or stew over misunderstandings. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): The sincere and honest approach will work the best to put relationships back on an even keel. You can put your best foot forward where romance is at stake or make a good first impression when necessary . VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): A mind like a steel trap is your best asset right now. If you harbor suspicions about anyone or anything you have the ability to cut through to the truth. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Work and career imperatives could eat away at all your time and prevent you from enjoying the spare time you desire. With Venus in your sector of the zodiac, you will be more successful if you grab a congenial companion to keep you company as you remain on the go. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): It may be difficult not to rock the boat as Mars in your area of the zodiac could prod you into action whenever you see something that must be done. A rational solution to complex problems may arrive tomorrow . SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): With Mercury crossing your area of the cosmos, you may experience deep, profound thoughts and delve into the mystery that is you. Maybe it is time to make important personal decisions. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Relationships may have their ups and downs but you can make a conscious decision to be generous and forgiving. Shutting the barn door after the cow has already escaped is counterproductive. AQ UARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): It might be time to correct nagging problems that have caused repetitive but small rifts between you and a significant other. But before you get carried away with romance, take notice of your finances. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Remember the prayer that invokes the words “deliver us from temptation” and sidestep any potentially sticky situations that could bog you down. IF NOVEMBER 16 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Make plans for pleasurable romantic times with family or loved ones around December holidays and you won’t be disappointed. In late January and early February, a nose-to-the-grindstone attitude will best promote success — so put frivolous indulgences aside and pay strict attention to obligations. A surge in your ambition can mean great things are accomplished in the spring of 2005, but you may need to wait until October for your proverbial ship to come in. ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF Careful defenders can discover quite a lot about declarer’s hand, particularly when his rebid has precisely identified his high- card range and approximate shape. For example, against today’s one-no-trump contract, you lead the diamond two to partner’s four and declarer’s nine. Now comes a club to dummy’s king, followed by the club 10 from dummy to your jack, partner discarding the spade three. What next? Partner has shown a singleton club and three diamonds. Moreover, his silence in the bidding and his discard of an apparently neutral spade card suggest he has no more than five spades. From the bidding and line of play, declarer’s distribution seems to be precisely 3-1-4-5. Therefore, you must cash the club ace and attack declarer’s weakness — the heart suit. Lead the three of hearts so that partner will know you have three hearts to an honor. If declarer has the bare king, you wish partner to play the ace. Switching to a higher spot card might mislead partner about the count in that suit. Partner will put in the heart queen, losing to South’s ace. When declarer drives out your diamond ace, you switch to the heart 10 and end up with three heart tricks, two clubs, and two pointed-suit aces — down one. It was a little unexpected for declarer to turn up with a singleton heart, but it is easy to see why he preferred to rebid one no- trump rather than emphasize his five-card club suit. Never confuse the impossible with the merely unlikely . Tuesday, November 16, 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’m on the honor roll, but there’s nothing about it on Google.” “Show off!”

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