Up & Coming Weekly

November 20, 2018

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NOVEMBER 21-27, 2018 UCW 31 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication New world order With the advent of driverless cars, new questions are being raised about a wide range of potential traffic situ- ations. One example: What happens when police pull over an autonomous vehicle? According to e Washington Post, the company whose cars are now zip- ping around Phoenix. Arizona, is one car-length ahead of us: Alphabet's Waymo cars (Chrysler Pacifica mini- vans) will use "sensors to identify po- lice or emergency vehicles by detecting their appearance, their sirens and their emergency lights," the company's "Emergency Response Guide" ex- plains. "e Waymo vehicle is designed to pull over and stop when it finds a safe place to do so." Next, the car will unlock its doors and roll down its windows, allowing the police officer to communicate with a remote support team. e company will even send a human representative to the scene if necessary. So relax and enjoy the ride. Hal will take care of you. [e Washington Post, 10/24/2018] Surprise! A homeowner in Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia, received an unsettling phone call from a neighbor on Oct. 16, saying there were two strangers in her house. e door had been left unlocked so a neighbor could walk the dog, CTVNews reported, and police ex- pected to find that the home had been "cleaned out," said Nova Scotia Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesper- son Cpl. Dal Hutchinson. Instead, the two women inside the house had cleaned UP – they were employees of a cleaning company and had gone to the wrong address. ey left without realizing their mistake. Hutchinson praised the neighbor for being so observant and noted the silver lining: e house was cleaned for free. [CTVNews.ca, 10/16/2018] Crime report Two employees of a waste disposal company in Germany have been con- victed of pinching more than 100 portable toilets and selling them to a company in the Netherlands. e As- sociated Press reported on Nov. 6 that the toilets, worth almost $80,000, dis- appeared over a period of months. e Duesseldorf district court sentenced a 40-year-old man to a 10-month sus- pended sentence and a 28-year-old to six months. Only three of the missing toilets have been recovered. [Associ- ated Press, 11/6/2018] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Try to avoid overindulgence, Aries. Too much of a good thing can start to turn sour. Learning moderation in all things is a valuable lesson to remember. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, honesty with the people you care about is important, but work to avoid being too blunt when getting your point across. Try tempering the information shared. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, your home can seem like a major travel hub at times, with people coming and going at all hours. Find your quiet zone and retreat there when you need to recharge. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you probably have a lot of running around to do this week and wonder how you are going to meet all of your obligations. Del- egation can help with that. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Do not be surprised if many visitors pop in to say hello, Leo. Impromptu social events can be enjoyable and even perk you up when you could use a smile. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Spend time exercising at the gym or go on a hike this week to relieve some feelings of anxiety, Virgo. is will help calm you down and refocus. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, an exciting communication could come your way in the next few days, spark- ing all sorts of changes in your life. Just weigh through all the options first. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you may want to participate in group activities or make a few new friends but do not know where to start. It's all in the way you present yourself. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 A powerful burst of energy has the potential to turn you into a workaholic this week, Sagit- tarius. You must keep yourself in check so you do not burn out quickly. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, frustration can rear its ugly head when you don't need it to visit. You'll over- come this obstacle if you focus on positivity and the light at the end of the tunnel. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 A busy week is ahead and you will need to put your head down and get to work, Aquarius. Rest, exercise and time spent with the ones you love can make it all worthwhile. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, there's a lot of work to do at home, but right now you may not be in the right frame of mind to start. Wait to start until you're ready. Question: (Spoilers Ahead) So all the hype around Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) leaving the show was just in hopes we'd get worked up about a series of "Walking Dead" movies? Do you feel they copped out with this approach? – Ronald M Matt Roush: I wouldn't call it a cop- out as much as a sell-out. Given the buildup, any death scenario that didn't involve taking Negan down with him (which would be satisfying) would seem anticlimactic, and his preposterous long ride down memory lane on the most patient white horse ever – until it wasn't – was a chore to behold. If the intent was to get our at- tention, AMC and the show succeeded. Beyond that, expanding the "Walking Dead" universe into a series of Rick Grimes movies has more than a whiff of desperation, and could diminish the franchise as well as further hobble the series he leaves behind. Maybe the world that Rick has been transported to will breathe some life back into the Dead empire. e three episodes lead- ing to the midseason finale should help determine whether a post- Rick "Walking Dead" is still worth the ef- fort. I was about to add how much I'll miss Maggie (Lauren Cohan) when her time comes, but watching her fall for Negan's transparent head games – she now won't kill him because he begged her to? (sheesh) – sort of softens that blow as well. by Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Titans" for ruling the DC Universe. Sorry, Batman, but the streaming platform's first original series, centered on ex-sidekick Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) and his band of severely broken heroes, is the kind of brutal, no-holds-barred su- perhero comic book adaptation that fans didn't even know they needed or deserved. Jeers to "House of Cards'" Claire for being an enemy of the press. In the series finale, Robin Wright's corrupt President Hale bashed a journalist's damning story about her as being fake news because it broke online and not even in print. That's like say- ing Netflix isn't TV because it's not on TV!

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