Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 18, 2004 · Page 71
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 71

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, November 18, 2004
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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �������������������������� ������������������������ � ��������������������������� ��� Marmaduke ® By Brad Anderson HOROSCOPE /JERALDINE SAUNDERS ARIES (March 21-April 19): If mistakes are made it is best to be honest and up front as today’s mood is judgmental. With nitpicking in the air, avoid pushing your own agenda unless you want your ideas picked apart. Temporary frustrations will soon be a memory . TAURUS (April 20-May 20): To get ahead, you may need to agree with the disagreeable, at least on the surface. Expectations are high and precision is demanded from those who cross your path today. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Think carefully before you speak because your words could be taken at face value and leave you open to censure. Toe the proverbial line and put in extra effort. CANCER (June 21-July 22): A disapproving atmosphere can mean that you must adhere carefully to the rules and avoid making offhand comments that could be misconstrued. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): You may as well light a campfire with dollar bills as schedule an important business launch today. But your managerial skills are in top-notch form to handle existing projects. Follow the rules, organize the agenda and analyze data for the best success. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): People will take you at your word, so be careful what you say. The straitlaced segment of the population is in control under today’s heavenly aspects and praise will only be meted out to the deserving. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Love often entails responsibilities, so do your best to perform your duty and ensure that relationships remain on an even keel. Fairness demands that you do your fair share. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Disapproval lurks in the background and is waiting to leap out and attack. Mind your p’s and q’s when dealing with authority figures. The best success can be obtained by maintaining a cautious and conservative stance when faced with disagreement. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Use your powers of observation to gather hints about the current atmosphere and avoid becoming embroiled in disputes. Taking aggressive action could produce a backlash right now. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You shine when you get the opportunity to tackle responsibilities. Those in control find you are the perfect person to handle intricate diplomatic situations. Sometimes it is necessary to be callous in business to get ahead — but it is never necessary to be unscrupulous. AQ UARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Self-important or flamboyant ways will receive a cold shoulder today, so be respectful and demure. It is impossible to rebel against necessary regulations. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Troubles that are highlighted now could require your immediate attention, even though it might be impossible to take action without repercussions elsewhere. Maintain your faith, as help will arrive soon. IF NOVEMBER 18 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: In January you are a superstar in your immediate circle and you should pay heed to trusted contacts and follow wherever Cupid’s arrows lead. In 2005 you will learn to be more precise and organized and be given a chance to take pleasure in handling responsibilities on your own. In the spring and summer, circumstances could take the wind out of your sails and slow your progress. Be prepared for short periods when you enter the doldrums and may have to row your cosmic boat yourself . ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF Benito Garozzo once wrote a bridge tip about putting declarer to the guess as soon as possible. Particularly when there are unforeseeable difficulties ahead for him, he may be reluctant to put all his eggs in one basket. See if you can spot the relevance of that tip in today’s deal. Here you sit East, defending to six clubs, and you see partner lead the heart king. Suppose you defend passively by simply encouraging partner to continue with a heart. Declarer will ruff it in dummy and draw trumps, then try to establish dummy’s diamonds. When he finds that the diamonds do not break, he will have no choice but to fall back on any residual chances that he has in spades. You know that if he has the ace-queen of spades, the finesse will succeed, but that if partner has the spade queen, declarer has no chance. The auction suggests that partner has some spade length or strength, but just in case declarer has both high spades, you need to find a way to deflect him from the winning line of play . What you would do as declarer if East overtook the heart king with the ace and switched to the spade jack? Surely you would rise with the ace, draw trumps, and play for diamonds to break. So make that play and put it to declarer while he still does not know about the nasty diamond break. It is your best chance for persuading him to go wrong. Thursday, November 18, 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 can’t watch it now. I’m in bed, sound asleep.” “Just a moment, Marmaduke needs some change for the ice cream man.”

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