Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on December 8, 2004 · Page 45
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania · Page 45

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Wednesday, December 8, 2004
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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � �������������������������� ������������������������ � ��������������������������� ��� Marmaduke ® By Brad Anderson HOROSCOPE /JERALDINE SAUNDERS ARIES (March 21-April 19): Show off your abilities and flex your muscles. You may not be able to see the forest for the trees, but rest assured that work performed now can produce something beautiful and/or financially lucrative. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Concentrating your mental energies on joint resources may open up sore subjects and provoke a rehash of old complaints. Barriers have lifted and you can put the past behind you. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Just because others might postpone a decision doesn’t mean you must abandon all projects or cease to have fun. Amuse yourself by dabbling in creative experiments. CANCER (June 21-July 22): On a more personal note, you may be able to sense on which side your bread is buttered and take steps to ensure that you and your partner derive benefits from the community at large. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Welcome diversity and let outmoded conventions drop by the wayside. Treat others with the same consideration you would offer to a best friend and you are sure to win admiration. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Sensitivity to new trends can give you the upper hand, so keep your mental antenna on alert and pick up on subtle developments within your network of friends. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): A touch of idealism can make you feel better about yourself. If you believe in saving the planet, then save a tree by recycling paper . If you want to save endangered species, then don’t buy that fur coat or alligator wallet. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Strive for security and safety in your nest. Imagination plus an eye for subtle details brings protection to your home base. Check the batteries in smoke alarms or tighten up loose screws on handrails. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Practice what you preach. You are a child of the universe but old enough to have a vote about how things should be run. Stir the pot in the community — circulate a petition, volunteer your time to a worthy cause, be proactive rather than sitting back like an armchair philosopher . CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Break with tradition when you hear the call of the wild. Encounters with unusual people could bring a smile to your face and give your career a shot in the arm. You may be reminded that others dance to the beat of a very different drummer . AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Put all your heart into achieving your goals — even if that means separating temporarily from old friends and clinging to new ones. Heart-to-heart discussions can open your eyes to what is really important. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Fine-tune the future by working hard to produce concrete results. Your ability to lead others is at a peak, so remember that setting an excellent example is the best way to have others follow . You are a “can do” person and others will look to you as a role model. IF DECEMBER 8 IS YOUR BIRTHDAY: With Neptune the planet of peace and tranquility heading your way, you will have blessings of the spirit to look forward to in the year ahead. Jump quickly through doors that briefly open in late December and early January or you will miss out on receiving the answer to important prayers. In March, and especially May, more helpful doorways will open and provide you with a permanent change for the better for whatever is closest to your heart. ACES ON BRIDGE /BOBBY WOLFF Imagine you are South, declarer in six no-trump at teams. Although North has bid spades, West leads the spade queen. How would you guarantee your contract? You win the lead with the ace in hand and observe you have 13 top tricks... or do you? There is no problem if diamonds break 3-2, but because of the blockages in hearts and spades, you may have difficulties if diamonds break 4-1. Imagine the hypothetical line of play of starting by cashing your three top diamonds and then surrendering the fourth round of the suit to East. That player meanly decides to lead a club through you, and you cannot afford to rise with the ace because you can no longer cross to the heart ace to discard your club loser on the spade king. You have no entry back to your hand. Even if West had the diamond length instead of East, you would be put to a nasty guess on the club return. Instead, consider at trick two playing a low diamond from both hands. So long as diamonds break no worse than 4-1, you will be safe. On, say, a club return from East at trick three, you rise with the ace. Then you cross to dummy with a low heart to the ace and cash the spade king, on which you discard your losing club. You still have a diamond left in dummy to allow you an entry back to your hand, which is now high. Wednesday, December 8, 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 “Remind me to tell you about the good old days sometime, PJ.” “You should listen to the weathercast. School is closed for a snow day.”

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