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Monday, August 26, 2013

Blondie

horoscope By Bernice Bede Osol

Hagar the Horrible

Beetle Bailey

Snuffy Smith

In the year ahead, your insight will guide you into interesting situations that will encourage you to expand your skills and friendships. Favors will be granted, and teamwork will help you reach goals that you have only dreamed about in the past. Travel is indicated. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — The people you encounter and the places you visit today will prove valuable. Know your limitations, but try your hardest to make the most of a good opportunity. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Do what’s expected of you and keep moving. If someone is being pushy, find out why, and do your best to defuse the situation. It’s best to take care of your responsibilities before someone complains. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — You’re in an interesting cycle that will expand your spirituality and ability to handle change. Discuss those innovative ideas of yours — it’s time to start making them happen. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — Avoid gossip or idle chatter; someone could get you to talk out of turn. A change in your financial situation due to outside pressure will result in stress. Offer suggestions and hands-on help instead of cash to those seeking your aid. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Money is heading in your direction, enabling you to do more of the activities you enjoy. Your boss or colleagues will recognize your contributions and celebrate them. It’s time to think big.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — Improve your health and the way you present yourself to the world. You’ll need patience when dealing with an institution as well as a degree of financial flexibility. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — It’s a good day to drum up interest in an idea or investment opportunity. Discuss your plans with potential helpers. The right colleagues will be eager to aid you. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Keep your life simple. A move or domestic change will result in higher costs and trouble with someone you expected to help you. You need to play it cool and adjust to the shifting winds. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Share your thoughts with knowledgeable people. Your recent personal growth will help you develop a friendship with someone who will prove motivational. Focus on making positive strides. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Change your routine and welcome events that introduce you to alternative ways of reaching your goals. Your family and co-workers will have lots of advice for you, but trust your own instincts foremost. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Use your creative assets to present your ideas and thoughts to others. You will get the support you need to make worthwhile contributions to a cause within your community. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — You’ll be eager to try something new or to enjoy the company of someone refreshing and eccentric. An emotional situation at home will need some fine-tuning if you want to avoid discord.

Mutts

Garfield

Zits

Born Loser

Jump Start

Wizard of Id

B.C.

Pickles

Dilbert

Baby Blues

Get Fuzzy

Bound & Gagged

Mother Goose and Grimm

Dennis the Menace

Family Circus


The Classified Challenge Across 1 “Pay attention!” 6 Taj Mahal city 10 __ of Arc 14 Tokyo automaker with a liar named Joe in its old ads 15 Forehead 16 Neutral shade 17 Home country 19 Amble 20 Add blonde highlights to, say 21 Whole bunch 22 Free-for-all 23 Out of touch with reality 26 Musical with nightclub scenes 31 Men of the future? 32 Take to the soapbox 33 Disco brothers’ name 34 Church seat 37 Get one’s head out of the clouds 41 Tooth tender’s org. 42 Trim, as a photo 43 Any one of New England’s six 44 Fly alone 45 So far 47 Strike it rich 51 Stave off 52 March Madness org. 54 Performing pair 57 Missing 58 Position of moral superiority 61 Bear in the sky 62 Clarinet cousin 63 “Rubber Duckie” Muppet 64 Checked out 65 911 responders: Abbr. 66 Helps, as a perp

5 Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer, briefly 6 Not there 7 Watchdog’s warning 8 “Vive le __!” 9 Piercing tool 10 Tiara sparklers 11 Central Florida city 12 Specter formerly of the Senate 13 Microwaved 18 “Night” author Wiesel 22 “It’s possible” 24 Slightly 25 Gray wolf

Down 1 Discover 2 Anthem start 3 Just darling Monday, August 26, 2013 4 Israeli weapon

GOREN BRIDGE

26 __-Cola 27 Longtime infield partner of Jeter, familiarly 28 Ole Miss rival 29 Downed 30 Minuteman enemy 33 Econ. yardstick 34 Seek guidance in a 34-Across 35 Suffix with sermon 36 Sharpen 38 Air France destination 39 Lumber 40 DOJ division 44 Butter or mayo

45 McDonald’s golden symbol 46 Without a date 47 World Court site, with “The” 48 Old white-key material 49 Anxious 50 Gold bar 53 Geometry calculation 54 Sandy slope 55 Military squad 56 Keats works 58 Whack weeds the old-fashioned way 59 “Big Blue” 60 Sphere

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s Crossword,Sudoku Puzzle and Jumble solutions are included below. WITH TANNAH HIRSCH

©2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

Bridge

solutions to TODAY’S puzzles

ANSWERS TO WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ

WEST NORTH EAST 3♦ Dbl Pass

What do you bid now?

SOUTH ?

A - As our astrologer would say, “This hand is on the cusp!” Pessimists would be content with three hearts to protect against North having a minimum double and only three hearts. We however, are prepared to take our chances and the heart game; the secondary fit in clubs adds so much potential to the holding. Q 2 - Both vulnerable, as South you hold: ♠ 7 4 ♥ 9 5 ♦ A 8 3 ♣ K Q J 10 6 3

The bidding has proceeded: NORTH 1♠ 2♠

EAST Pass Pass

SOUTH 2♣ ?

WEST Pass

What do you bid now?

A - Again, you have to choose between a slight underbid and an overbid. This time we are with the pessimists and would bid only three clubs — it is unlikely you will miss game if partner cannot bid again. For those viewing life through rosecolored glasses, a game-forcing rebid of three diamonds is the only alternative. Q 3 - As South, vulnerable, you hold: ♠854♥ QJ95♦ K65 ♣A72

The bidding has proceeded: WEST NORTH EAST 1♠ Dbl Pass

What do you bid now?

SOUTH ?

A - Similar problem. Your 4-3-3-3 pattern is not a serious flaw and your queen of hearts should be upgraded. Therefore, we opt for a slightly pushy invitational jump to three hearts over the quieter two hearts.

Partner opens the bidding with one spade. What do you respond? A - If you have a forcing spade raise in your arsenal, be it raise to three spades or two no trump, by all means make it. If not, you must make a temporizing bid of two hearts now, planning to jump to game in spades at your next turn. Q 5 - Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: ♠J6♥ J93♦ 98652 ♣A73

Partner opens the bidding with one heart. What do you respond? A - If your methods include the forcing notrump response, take that action and correct to hearts as cheaply as possible over partner’s rebid — with a dead minimum, do all you can to slow down the auction. If not, raise to two hearts — with three trumps, an ace and a ruffing value, a pass would be too timid. Q 6 - East-West vulnerable, as South you hold: ♠743♥ AJ843♦ KJ8 ♣J3

In third seat, what action do you take after two passes? A - We know it is fashionable to make light opening bids in third chair, but what value can there possibly be in opening one heart? The bid is neither pre-emptive nor are you sure you want a heart lead. Pass.

Answer:

The bidding has proceeded:

♠A965♥ AK76♦ K7 ♣652

evoke shift spring bottom

♠ A 6 ♥ J 10 7 4 ♦ 8 3 ♣ K J 9 5 4

Q 4 - As South, vulnerable, you hold:

The player on third base was anxious for the game to be over and wanted to — go home

Q 1 - Both vulnerable, as South you hold:

(Tannah Hirsch welcomes readers’ responses sent in care of this newspaper or to Tribune Content Agency, LLC, 2010 Westridge Drive, Irving, TX 75038. E-mail responses may be sent to gorenbridge@aol.com.)

The Star’s on TWITTER THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

KEEOV ©2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved.

FIHTS GRINPS TOBMOT

Jumble puzzle magazines available at pennydellpuzzles.com/jumblemags

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

Print your answer here: Saturday’s

(Answers tomorrow) TITHE CLOSER DISMAY Jumbles: CRANK Answer: The new employee was unhappy on his first payday because he got a — REALITY CHECK

For the latest in local news, visit www.AnnistonStar.com


The Classified Challenge Across 1 “Pay attention!” 6 Taj Mahal city 10 __ of Arc 14 Tokyo automaker with a liar named Joe in its old ads 15 Forehead 16 Neutral shade 17 Home country 19 Amble 20 Add blonde highlights to, say 21 Whole bunch 22 Free-for-all 23 Out of touch with reality 26 Musical with nightclub scenes 31 Men of the future? 32 Take to the soapbox 33 Disco brothers’ name 34 Church seat 37 Get one’s head out of the clouds 41 Tooth tender’s org. 42 Trim, as a photo 43 Any one of New England’s six 44 Fly alone 45 So far 47 Strike it rich 51 Stave off 52 March Madness org. 54 Performing pair 57 Missing 58 Position of moral superiority 61 Bear in the sky 62 Clarinet cousin 63 “Rubber Duckie” Muppet 64 Checked out 65 911 responders: Abbr. 66 Helps, as a perp

5 Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer, briefly 6 Not there 7 Watchdog’s warning 8 “Vive le __!” 9 Piercing tool 10 Tiara sparklers 11 Central Florida city 12 Specter formerly of the Senate 13 Microwaved 18 “Night” author Wiesel 22 “It’s possible” 24 Slightly 25 Gray wolf

Down 1 Discover 2 Anthem start 3 Just darling Monday, August 26, 2013 4 Israeli weapon

GOREN BRIDGE

26 __-Cola 27 Longtime infield partner of Jeter, familiarly 28 Ole Miss rival 29 Downed 30 Minuteman enemy 33 Econ. yardstick 34 Seek guidance in a 34-Across 35 Suffix with sermon 36 Sharpen 38 Air France destination 39 Lumber 40 DOJ division 44 Butter or mayo

45 McDonald’s golden symbol 46 Without a date 47 World Court site, with “The” 48 Old white-key material 49 Anxious 50 Gold bar 53 Geometry calculation 54 Sandy slope 55 Military squad 56 Keats works 58 Whack weeds the old-fashioned way 59 “Big Blue” 60 Sphere

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s Crossword,Sudoku Puzzle and Jumble solutions are included below. WITH TANNAH HIRSCH

©2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

Bridge

solutions to TODAY’S puzzles

ANSWERS TO WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ

WEST NORTH EAST 3♦ Dbl Pass

What do you bid now?

SOUTH ?

A - As our astrologer would say, “This hand is on the cusp!” Pessimists would be content with three hearts to protect against North having a minimum double and only three hearts. We however, are prepared to take our chances and the heart game; the secondary fit in clubs adds so much potential to the holding. Q 2 - Both vulnerable, as South you hold: ♠ 7 4 ♥ 9 5 ♦ A 8 3 ♣ K Q J 10 6 3

The bidding has proceeded: NORTH 1♠ 2♠

EAST Pass Pass

SOUTH 2♣ ?

WEST Pass

What do you bid now?

A - Again, you have to choose between a slight underbid and an overbid. This time we are with the pessimists and would bid only three clubs — it is unlikely you will miss game if partner cannot bid again. For those viewing life through rosecolored glasses, a game-forcing rebid of three diamonds is the only alternative. Q 3 - As South, vulnerable, you hold: ♠854♥ QJ95♦ K65 ♣A72

The bidding has proceeded: WEST NORTH EAST 1♠ Dbl Pass

What do you bid now?

SOUTH ?

A - Similar problem. Your 4-3-3-3 pattern is not a serious flaw and your queen of hearts should be upgraded. Therefore, we opt for a slightly pushy invitational jump to three hearts over the quieter two hearts.

Partner opens the bidding with one spade. What do you respond? A - If you have a forcing spade raise in your arsenal, be it raise to three spades or two no trump, by all means make it. If not, you must make a temporizing bid of two hearts now, planning to jump to game in spades at your next turn. Q 5 - Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: ♠J6♥ J93♦ 98652 ♣A73

Partner opens the bidding with one heart. What do you respond? A - If your methods include the forcing notrump response, take that action and correct to hearts as cheaply as possible over partner’s rebid — with a dead minimum, do all you can to slow down the auction. If not, raise to two hearts — with three trumps, an ace and a ruffing value, a pass would be too timid. Q 6 - East-West vulnerable, as South you hold: ♠743♥ AJ843♦ KJ8 ♣J3

In third seat, what action do you take after two passes? A - We know it is fashionable to make light opening bids in third chair, but what value can there possibly be in opening one heart? The bid is neither pre-emptive nor are you sure you want a heart lead. Pass.

Answer:

The bidding has proceeded:

♠A965♥ AK76♦ K7 ♣652

evoke shift spring bottom

♠ A 6 ♥ J 10 7 4 ♦ 8 3 ♣ K J 9 5 4

Q 4 - As South, vulnerable, you hold:

The player on third base was anxious for the game to be over and wanted to — go home

Q 1 - Both vulnerable, as South you hold:

(Tannah Hirsch welcomes readers’ responses sent in care of this newspaper or to Tribune Content Agency, LLC, 2010 Westridge Drive, Irving, TX 75038. E-mail responses may be sent to gorenbridge@aol.com.)

The Star’s on TWITTER THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

KEEOV ©2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved.

FIHTS GRINPS TOBMOT

Jumble puzzle magazines available at pennydellpuzzles.com/jumblemags

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

Print your answer here: Saturday’s

(Answers tomorrow) TITHE CLOSER DISMAY Jumbles: CRANK Answer: The new employee was unhappy on his first payday because he got a — REALITY CHECK

For the latest in local news, visit www.AnnistonStar.com


The Classified Challenge Across 1 “Pay attention!” 6 Taj Mahal city 10 __ of Arc 14 Tokyo automaker with a liar named Joe in its old ads 15 Forehead 16 Neutral shade 17 Home country 19 Amble 20 Add blonde highlights to, say 21 Whole bunch 22 Free-for-all 23 Out of touch with reality 26 Musical with nightclub scenes 31 Men of the future? 32 Take to the soapbox 33 Disco brothers’ name 34 Church seat 37 Get one’s head out of the clouds 41 Tooth tender’s org. 42 Trim, as a photo 43 Any one of New England’s six 44 Fly alone 45 So far 47 Strike it rich 51 Stave off 52 March Madness org. 54 Performing pair 57 Missing 58 Position of moral superiority 61 Bear in the sky 62 Clarinet cousin 63 “Rubber Duckie” Muppet 64 Checked out 65 911 responders: Abbr. 66 Helps, as a perp

5 Honda Pilot and Ford Explorer, briefly 6 Not there 7 Watchdog’s warning 8 “Vive le __!” 9 Piercing tool 10 Tiara sparklers 11 Central Florida city 12 Specter formerly of the Senate 13 Microwaved 18 “Night” author Wiesel 22 “It’s possible” 24 Slightly 25 Gray wolf

Down 1 Discover 2 Anthem start 3 Just darling Monday, August 26, 2013 4 Israeli weapon

GOREN BRIDGE

26 __-Cola 27 Longtime infield partner of Jeter, familiarly 28 Ole Miss rival 29 Downed 30 Minuteman enemy 33 Econ. yardstick 34 Seek guidance in a 34-Across 35 Suffix with sermon 36 Sharpen 38 Air France destination 39 Lumber 40 DOJ division 44 Butter or mayo

45 McDonald’s golden symbol 46 Without a date 47 World Court site, with “The” 48 Old white-key material 49 Anxious 50 Gold bar 53 Geometry calculation 54 Sandy slope 55 Military squad 56 Keats works 58 Whack weeds the old-fashioned way 59 “Big Blue” 60 Sphere

EDITOR’S NOTE: Today’s Crossword,Sudoku Puzzle and Jumble solutions are included below. WITH TANNAH HIRSCH

©2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLC

Bridge

solutions to TODAY’S puzzles

ANSWERS TO WEEKLY BRIDGE QUIZ

WEST NORTH EAST 3♦ Dbl Pass

What do you bid now?

SOUTH ?

A - As our astrologer would say, “This hand is on the cusp!” Pessimists would be content with three hearts to protect against North having a minimum double and only three hearts. We however, are prepared to take our chances and the heart game; the secondary fit in clubs adds so much potential to the holding. Q 2 - Both vulnerable, as South you hold: ♠ 7 4 ♥ 9 5 ♦ A 8 3 ♣ K Q J 10 6 3

The bidding has proceeded: NORTH 1♠ 2♠

EAST Pass Pass

SOUTH 2♣ ?

WEST Pass

What do you bid now?

A - Again, you have to choose between a slight underbid and an overbid. This time we are with the pessimists and would bid only three clubs — it is unlikely you will miss game if partner cannot bid again. For those viewing life through rosecolored glasses, a game-forcing rebid of three diamonds is the only alternative. Q 3 - As South, vulnerable, you hold: ♠854♥ QJ95♦ K65 ♣A72

The bidding has proceeded: WEST NORTH EAST 1♠ Dbl Pass

What do you bid now?

SOUTH ?

A - Similar problem. Your 4-3-3-3 pattern is not a serious flaw and your queen of hearts should be upgraded. Therefore, we opt for a slightly pushy invitational jump to three hearts over the quieter two hearts.

Partner opens the bidding with one spade. What do you respond? A - If you have a forcing spade raise in your arsenal, be it raise to three spades or two no trump, by all means make it. If not, you must make a temporizing bid of two hearts now, planning to jump to game in spades at your next turn. Q 5 - Neither vulnerable, as South you hold: ♠J6♥ J93♦ 98652 ♣A73

Partner opens the bidding with one heart. What do you respond? A - If your methods include the forcing notrump response, take that action and correct to hearts as cheaply as possible over partner’s rebid — with a dead minimum, do all you can to slow down the auction. If not, raise to two hearts — with three trumps, an ace and a ruffing value, a pass would be too timid. Q 6 - East-West vulnerable, as South you hold: ♠743♥ AJ843♦ KJ8 ♣J3

In third seat, what action do you take after two passes? A - We know it is fashionable to make light opening bids in third chair, but what value can there possibly be in opening one heart? The bid is neither pre-emptive nor are you sure you want a heart lead. Pass.

Answer:

The bidding has proceeded:

♠A965♥ AK76♦ K7 ♣652

evoke shift spring bottom

♠ A 6 ♥ J 10 7 4 ♦ 8 3 ♣ K J 9 5 4

Q 4 - As South, vulnerable, you hold:

The player on third base was anxious for the game to be over and wanted to — go home

Q 1 - Both vulnerable, as South you hold:

(Tannah Hirsch welcomes readers’ responses sent in care of this newspaper or to Tribune Content Agency, LLC, 2010 Westridge Drive, Irving, TX 75038. E-mail responses may be sent to gorenbridge@aol.com.)

The Star’s on TWITTER THAT SCRAMBLED WORD GAME

KEEOV ©2013 Tribune Content Agency, LLC All Rights Reserved.

FIHTS GRINPS TOBMOT

Jumble puzzle magazines available at pennydellpuzzles.com/jumblemags

by David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek

Unscramble these four Jumbles, one letter to each square, to form four ordinary words.

Now arrange the circled letters to form the surprise answer, as suggested by the above cartoon.

Print your answer here: Saturday’s

(Answers tomorrow) TITHE CLOSER DISMAY Jumbles: CRANK Answer: The new employee was unhappy on his first payday because he got a — REALITY CHECK

For the latest in local news, visit www.AnnistonStar.com

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