Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on November 20, 2004 · Page 27
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 27

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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �������������������������� ������������������������ � ��������������������������� ���� Marmaduke ® By Brad Anderson HOROSCOPE /JERALDINE SAUNDERS ARIES (March 21-April 19): Although you may need to turn up the heat to thaw the heart of a romantic partner, amorous fires will be restored before the weekend is over. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): This weekend might start on a sour note but eventually you and your significant other will be making beautiful music together . Brainstorming financial snafus is likely to pay off. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Make fresh plans, find solutions, and get things done! Multitasking comes easily to you today and communication barriers have fallen away. CANCER (June 21-July 22): You are in the mood for intimate encounters with your favorite heartmates but the press of necessity could prevent others from responding in kind right away . LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Playfulness could be hard to endure when a cloud of seriousness looms overhead but before the weekend is over you will be back in the swing of things and ready for romantic wrestling. A stroke of genius could solve a financial puzzle. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Life is a smorgasbord, so grab a plate and stand in line. Variety is the spice of life and you can mingle if single or simply share the feast with your mate. Enjoy freedom from worries and escape into hours of romantic bliss tonight and tomorrow. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): You can emerge from a period of gloom refreshed and invigorated. Turn on the suntan light and soak up some glamour. Singles could hook up with a dreamy other this weekend. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Even though the prospects look grim early this morning, your animal magnetism is likely to attract a complementary other before the night is out. Push away worries and put your dancing shoes on tonight. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Leave the old behind and try something new. New acquaintances, new clothes or a new attitude will work wonders to awaken your lust for life. True love can blossom if a few words of affection are uttered under the romantic stars this weekend. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): It is time to put away the stiff rigid business suit and find something relaxing to wear. Once you get to know someone better you can let down your guard and be comfortable. Flexible attitudes can open doors that lead to increased freedom and heightened financial security. AQ UARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Those who hesitate are not necessarily lost, but they may need you to convince them to have an adventure down a vastly different trail. Your enthusiasms are contagious and should work to lift others out of a deep and unpleasant rut. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): You could be prepared for a dull weekend — but secret admirers or a pleasant surprise could prove enchanting. A ring of the phone or the buzz of neighborhood gossip could send you off on unexpected amorous adventures. IF NOVEMBER 20 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: From January through early April you will be riding high on a wave of popularity. Single Scorpios may find Mr. or Ms. Right or find it easy to strengthen existing relationships. But from spring through the summer, you will need to back off from fun and games and put forth some serious effort to get ahead. Once fall arrives you are back in a social whirl and ready to makes plans a reality . ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF Helen Sobel, who died 35 years ago, was famous not only as an actress, having appeared in “Animal Crackers” with the Marx brothers, but also as a bridge player. Her career record in the open game is unmatched by any other woman, living or dead. Lest there be any doubt that she was one of the greatest players of all time (male or female), take a look at her defense to two hearts. (She was West, partnered by the legendary Charles Goren.) Helen began with three rounds of diamonds, dummy pitching a club and Goren throwing off the club seven. Without hesitation Sobel switched to the club nine! Goren won the king, returned a club to Helen’s ace, and ruffed the fourth round of diamonds (dummy discarding a spade) with the heart 10. This promoted Helen’s heart jack to the setting trick. Nice defense, but the point is that if West plays a fourth round of diamonds before cashing her side’s two clubs tricks, East can ruff in with the heart 10 as before, but declarer discards another club from dummy. He will lose just one club trick, so the contract makes. Also, of course, it was necessary for her to be on lead after two rounds of clubs — hence the underlead of the ace. As well as being a superb player, Helen was blessed with a quick wit and a caustic turn of phrase. Someone once asked her what it felt like to play with a great expert. She replied: “Ask Charlie.” Saturday, November 20, 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 “Of course it is. You ate part of yours.” “Marmaduke wants me to read him another bedtime story.”

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