Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 19, 2004 · Page 40
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 40

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Friday, November 19, 2004
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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �������������������������� ������������������������ � ������������������������� ���� Marmaduke ® By Brad Anderson HOROSCOPE /JERALDINE SAUNDERS ARIES (March 21-April 19): It is your turn to wait patiently for significant others to find time for you. Shared ambitions can be the carrot that lures you both toward noteworthy accomplishment. It may seem lonely for a while when conflicting schedules interfere with romance. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Social activities could turn out to be businesslike and formal, so you’d best be prepared for boring, long-winded speeches and stale sandwiches. Conserve your pennies and delay important purchases. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Flattery will get you nowhere. People could be suspicious of well-intentioned kindnesses and appreciation is lacking. Yo u may do better by hanging out behind the scenes and organizing your paperwork. CANCER (June 21-July 22): A flair for taking dynamic action is yours, but the atmosphere remains chilly. Don’t expect praise and flattery and be leery of those who try to curry favor. Self-interest is in the air and it is each person for him- or herself until balmy celestial weather returns tomorrow . LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): In a dog-eat-dog world, the dog with the loudest bark usually wins. The temptation to throw your weight around could chill relationships or create hard feelings. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Finding entertainment could require a lot of extra work today. Don’t spend money you can’t afford to waste and remember that even the best bargains have something to detract from their value. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Pull the purse strings a little tighter and avoid major expenditures. Careful spending now will give you the wherewithal to purchase something of better quality later. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Social outings could be concerned strictly with business necessities. A sense of reserve and formality will color relationships making this a poor time to look for romance. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Money may make the world go around, but you might not wish to add your two cents to move it faster. Friends will be happy to share inexpensive treats. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): With your talent for diplomacy, you can navigate tricky situations and avoid collisions with ambitious people who want to maintain control. New relationships are likely to be constrained by the need for decorum. AQ UARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): An urge to break away from the crowd early in the day may give you a small taste of freedom in an otherwise confining scenario. Your abilities may be tested in the workplace or the public arena. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Keep a copy of Ben Franklin’s witty aphorisms nearby. Listen closely to the voice of experience. All the old saws such as “a stitch in time saves nine” and “look before you leap” hold true today. IF NOVEMBER 19 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: Any problems you ignore now may reappear next June, so fix whatever needs mending before it has a chance to get out of hand. Your best success in the year to come will be achieved by being conscientious, trustworthy and reliable. It is important that those who believe in you find that their confidence is well placed. Do your best and doors will open in October leading to material rewards. ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF How would you play three no- trump when West leads the spade six? At the first table where this board was played in a team game, the declarer allowed East’s spade jack to win. His intention was to exhaust East’s spades so that if he held at least one of the club honors, he would have no spade to play when he gained the lead. East returned a spade to dummy’s bare ace, and when West turned up with both of the high clubs, declarer lost three spades and two clubs to go one down. The second declarer rejected this line because, for one thing, a heart switch could be dangerous if he ducked the first spade. Additionally, knowing that the spade six was a fourth-best card, he could therefore tell that East held precisely one honor — either the queen, jack or 10 of spades. (West would have led an honor from a Q-J-10 combination.) It followed that he could block the spades if they were 52 by rising with dummy’s ace at trick one. In this way South would not take the risk of getting a heart switch. When declarer played on clubs, West won the first round and returned another low spade. South allowed East to win this trick with the bare jack and could not now be prevented from setting up the club suit, ending with an overtrick. Had East produced a third spade, the suit would originally have been 4-3 and so would have presented no danger to the contract. Friday, November 19, 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 “Y’know how you said I should save my money for a rainy day? Well ...” “Don’t use his tennis balls. They splatter when hit.”

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