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TV picks for Monday, Aug. 13

“Andi Mack” (8 p.m., Disney Channel): In the Season 2 finale — “The Cake that Takes the Cake” — debuts Andi and Bex plan a special dinner for Bowie, but unexpected company crashes the party.

“Sacred Sites” (8 p.m., Smithsonian Channel): From the supposed tomb of King Arthur to ancient Egyptian temples once controlled by female priests, the world’s religious sites are home to alluring secrets and mysteries. In Season 2, the docu-series explores even more enigmatic religious sites found around the world. Featuring advanced scientific discoveries and archaeological research, new episodes will bring viewers to sanctified and historical locations stretching from Europe to North Africa, through the Mayan civilization in the Americas, across the path of the Camino de Santiago and more.

“Better Call Saul” (9 p.m., AMC): As Season 3 continues, Jimmy seeks new employment. Gus navigates the fallout from Hector’s collapse. Kim tries her best to support Jimmy in the wake of Chuck’s death.

“Salvation” (9 p.m., CBS): Desperate to defuse a nuclear standoff, Liam receives help from an unlikely source. Also, with Darius missing, Harris and Grace take matters into their own hands.

“Frontline” (10 p.m., PBS): This summer, as tensions rise between the United States and Iran, “Frontline” presents an “unusual and surprising” two-part portrait of life inside the Islamic Republic. New York Times correspondent Thomas Erdbrink takes viewers inside a “private” Iran — one that is often at odds with its conservative clerics and leaders. Over the course of four years, Erdbrink was able to get permission to travel with a crew from Dutch television around the country, meeting people and hearing stories about their lives and hopes and fears, in one of the most isolated countries in the world.

Also on Monday:

“Bachelor in Paradise” (8 p.m., ABC)

“So You Think You Can Dance” …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


Horoscopes: Aug. 13, 2018

CELEBRITIES BORN ON THIS DAY: Shani Davis, 36; Debi Mazar, 54; John Slattery, 56; Dawnn Lewis, 57.

Happy Birthday: Clean up unfinished business and prepare to leap into the future with optimism and enthusiasm. Put the past behind you and make room for new beginnings. The time to be practical is now as you strive to get in shape emotionally, mentally, physically and financially. Trust in who you are and what you are capable of doing. Keep life simple. Your numbers are 6, 13, 20, 26, 33, 35, 49.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Think matters through and do what you can. Use your intelligence and physical abilities to reach your goal. Keeping the peace and giving free rein to others are in your best interest. Accept the inevitable instead of making a fuss. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Keep a close watch, but don’t interfere in other people’s business. Focus on what’s important to you and doing your very best. If you want change, start within. Set personal goals and strive to look, be and do your best. 5 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Move forward, regardless of emotional situations. If you keep a steady pace doing positive things, it will ease any stress or disruption someone makes. Do your research, or someone will mislead or manipulate you. Ask questions and question motives. 2 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Put health and happiness first. Let your feelings be known, and discuss options you feel will help improve an important relationship. Take a unique approach to your work; finish what you start. Take a break and eliminate stress. 4 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Listen, consider suggestions and keep the peace. Do the work and avoid having to put up with someone eager to complain or criticize. Stick to moderate …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


Word Game: Aug. 13, 2018

TODAY’S WORD — BARITE (BARITE: BAYR-ite: A crystalline mineral.)

Average mark 16 words

Time limit 25 minutes

Can you find 21 or more words in BARITE? The list will be published tomorrow.

SATURDAY’S WORD — PRANDIAL paid pail pain pair paladin panda pirn plaid plain plan planar radial radian raid rail rain rani rapid rind apian aria arid nadir naiad nail nard narial nipa darn dial drain drip laid lain lair lanai land laniard lapin lard liar lidar lira

To purchase the Word Game book, visit Order it now for just $5 while supplies last!


1. Words must be of four or more letters.

2. Words that acquire four letters by the addition of “s,” such as “bats” or “dies,” are not allowed.

3. Additional words made by adding a “d” or an “s” may not be used. For example, if “bake” is used, “baked” or “bakes” are not allowed, but “bake” and “baking” are admissible.

4. Proper nouns, slang words, or vulgar or sexually explicit words are not allowed.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


Bridge: Aug. 13, 2018

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“Ever had an out-of-body experience?” Unlucky Louie asked me in the club lounge.

“I took a shower yesterday and had an out-of-body-wash experience,” Cy the Cynic offered.

“I’ve had out-of-money experiences,” Ed remarked.

As today’s declarer, Louie had an out-of-his-mind issue. He took the king of clubs, drew trumps, cashed the ace of clubs and ruffed his low club. He took three high diamonds, pitching two hearts, and ruffed dummy’s last diamond.

At Trick Nine, Louie led a heart. West showed out, and Louie glumly conceded down one. Was he unlucky, or did he have an out-of-mind experience?


East discarded on the third club lead, so West had six clubs plus two trumps. And when Louie led the fourth diamond from dummy, East discarded again. So East’s pattern had been 2-6-3-2.

The heart position was unguessable, but Louie could succeed by discarding a third heart on the fourth diamond instead of ruffing. West would win and would have to concede a ruff-sluff.


You hold: S A Q J 3 2 H 10 9 7 5 D 4 C A K 8. You open one spade, your partner responds two diamonds, you bid two hearts and he rebids three diamonds. What do you say?

ANSWER: In “Standard” methods, partner shows long diamonds but minimum values for a two-level response. (Even in a system where a two-level response is game-forcing, many pairs treat this sequence as not forcing.) Pass. You might make 3NT, but the odds would be against you.

South dealer

N-S vulnerable


S K 9 7 5

H K J 2

D A K Q 5

C 7 3


S 10 4

H None

D 10 8 7 6 3

C J 9 6 5 4 2


S 8 6

H A Q 8 6 4 3

D J 9 2

C Q 10


S A Q J 3 2

H 10 9 7 5

D 4

C A K 8

South West …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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