Up & Coming Weekly

July 10, 2018

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JULY 11-17, 2018 UCW 31 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication News you can use Louis Cote of Mascouche, Quebec, Canada, became suspicious last August of the DNA test results obtained from the samples he collected in his work for the Confederation of Aboriginal People of Canada, whose members use DNA testing to determine their native ances- try. So, CBC News reported on June 13, Cote launched his own experiment. He collected two samples using his own inner-cheek swabs, and a third from his girlfriend's Chihuahua, Snoopy, and sent them off to Viaguard Accu-Metrics. e results indicated that all three sam- ples had identical DNA, including 12 percent Abenaki and 8 percent Mohawk ancestry. "I thought it was a joke," Cote said. "e company is fooling people ... the tests are no good." [CBC News, 6/13/2018] Public servants In Putnam County, Florida, the sheriff's office provides a wide variety of services. So when Douglas Peter Kelly, 49, called the office on June 12 to complain that the methamphetamine he had been sold was fake, officers hap- pily offered to test it for him. Kelly told detectives he had suffered a "violent reaction" after smoking the substance and wanted to sue the dealer if he had been sold the wrong drug. He arrived at the sheriff's office and "handed de- tectives a clear, crystal-like substance wrapped in aluminum foil," the office's Facebook post explained, according to e Washington Post. It "field-tested positive for methamphetamine." On the spot, Kelly was arrested and charged with possession of meth. e Facebook post continued: "Remember, our detec- tives are always ready to assist anyone who believes they were misled in their illegal drug purchase." [Washington Post, 6/14/2018] Czech this out Czechoslovakian president Milos Zeman called a press conference on June 14 in Prague, where Zeman in- structed two firefighters in protective gear to incinerate a huge pair of red underpants as reporters watched. e underwear had been hoisted during a 2015 protest at Prague Castle, replac- ing the presidential flag and symbol- izing Zeman's close relationship with Russia and China. Zeman told report- ers, according to the Associated Press: "I'm sorry to make you look like little idiots, you really don't deserve it." Ze- man's longstanding difficulties with the press include an incident last year when he waved a fake machine gun at them. [Associated Press via New York Times, 6/15/2018] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, others appreciate all that you do for them. But sometimes they must take matters into their own hands so they can get a learning experience to build upon. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, all of your plans may turn entirely in a different direction at the last minute. You'll need to roll with the punches to get through everything unscathed. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 You may have an inkling of what is around the corner, but you aren't sure of the finer details, Gemini. Patience will be rewarded with a worthwhile surprise. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Make health a priority this week, Cancer. If you haven't already done so, make a list of your health goals and then schedule a consult with your doctor. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, responsibilities do not magically disap- pear, even if you hide beneath the proverbial covers. Tackle this week with ferocity and you'll sail through all of your tasks. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, complex issues keep coming up and they will need to be resolved at some point. Change may be a good thing for you right now because it can clear your head. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Revealing your true feelings about a situation may induce some anxiety, Libra. However, others value your honest opinions on things and want you to voice your concerns. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Finding time to get all of your work done and pursue your hobbies can be challenging, Scorpio. Fortunately, you have helpers waiting in the wings to lend a hand. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Mull over your opportunities for travel, Sagit- tarius. You will unwind as long as you are escaping the daily grind. Make an effort to find something you'll enjoy doing. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Something may be irking you this week and you absolutely need to get to the bottom of it, Capricorn. Do your research and work out an acceptable resolution. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Take some time off for yourself, Aquarius. Sometimes change can do a body good, and you have earned some time for rest and relax- ation. Enjoy the solitude. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, perfection may require a few rough drafts. Don't let a failed first attempt derail you from trying again. Persistence pays off. Question: Can "e Conners" be any good? I watched the first few episodes of the "Roseanne" revival and enjoyed it. But I'm hard-pressed to think of another show where one person's personality is so deeply embedded. In order to succeed, it seems "e Conners" will have to main- tain the personality of the original show without maintaining the personality BEHIND the original show. I don't know how you pull that off. – Kirsten Matt Roush: is is an excellent de- scription of the dilemma the spinoff faces: How to carry on without the star whose brand defined the show and whose comic persona was the reason the show even existed. What we'll discover come fall is whether Rose- anne Barr was the main reason people watched, or whether the tone of her working-class comedy, executed by pros including John Goodman, Sara Gilbert and Laurie Metcalf, will remain a draw if they can continue to deliver relevant and biting comedy. In terms of maintaining the personality, the good news is that the way they've developed Darlene's character, as a cash-strapped single mom who views the world with a similar sardonic attitude to her own mom's, it might not be that difficult for "e Conners" to feel like a natural offshoot. So yes, "e Conners" has the potential to be good, if not on par with classic "Roseanne" (a high bar which the reboot only intermittently reached). To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to tvinsider.com. by Damian Holbrook Jeers to "e Proposal" for mocking the institution of reality-TV marriage. We'll allow the engagements on "e Bachelor" franchise, but we refuse to hold our peace after watching host Jes- se Palmer prod folks to pop the ques- tion to a total stranger an hour after meeting! Even the least-dramatic rose ceremonies take more time! Cheers to "e Hollow" for being full of surprises. Netflix's animated adventure about three teen amnesiacs who wake up with special abilities instantly drew us in with crafty mythology and smartly written characters who wind up being way more relatable than some of their live-action TV counterparts.

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