Up & Coming Weekly

February 19, 2019

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FEBRUARY 20-26, 2019 UCW 29 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Hair of the dog In a whole new twist on stomach pumping, doctors in Quang Tri, Vietnam, saved 48-year-old Nguy- en Van Nhat's life in January by transfusing 15 cans of beer INTO his stomach. As Dr. Le Van Lam explained to the Daily Mail, alcohol contains both methanol and ethanol, and the liver breaks down ethanol first. But after a person stops drinking, the stomach and intestines con- tinue to release alcohol into the bloodstream — even if the drinker has lost consciousness — and alco- hol levels continue to rise. In Nhat's case, upon arrival at the hospital, his blood methanol level was 1,119 times higher than the appropriate limit. Doctors ad- ministered one can of beer every hour to slow down his metaboliz- ing of methanol, which gave them time to perform dialysis. Nhat spent three weeks in the hospital before returning home. [Daily Mail, 1/16/2019] Names in the news Your giggle for the week: Dur- ing a Jan. 17 special program on ITV Westcountry in the United Kingdom about how police forces are suffering under budget cuts, a certain officer interviewed for the show got more attention for his name than for his opinions about the budget. PC Rob Banks has un- doubtedly heard clever remarks about his name all his life, re- ported Plymouth Live, but Twitter users from as far away as Australia found it newly hilarious. [Plym- outh Live, 1/18/2019] The entrepreneurial spirit A 19-year-old man from Nice, France, has received a four-month (suspended) sentence for a clever plot he hatched in September. The man, known only as Adel, removed a PlayStation 4 from a supermarket shelf on Sept. 17 and took it to the produce aisle, where he weighed it and printed out a price sticker for fruit. Then he used the self-check- out line to pay and left the store with a $389 piece of electronics for about $10. Adel sold the PlaySta- tion for $114 to buy a train ticket. The next day, he tried the same scheme, but police caught him in the act. He will only have to serve his sentence if he re-offends, re- ported Kotaku.com. [Kotaku.com, 1/29/2019] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 You might have to make a few concessions in the short-term if you are eager to make real progress in the long-term, Aries. Even- tually all things will even out. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Put exercise to the forefront of your list of things to do, Taurus. If you have not been physically active lately, work slowly and diligently to build up your endurance. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Important decisions cannot be made in a matter of minutes, Gemini. You really have to work through all the angles. Seek opin- ions from trusted friends. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Make a list of things you need to accomplish this week, Cancer. If you let it all sit in your head, you are bound to get overwhelmed and forget something. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, there are a few ways a situation at work can go. Not every path may meet with your utmost approval. But you may have to swal- low your pride and compromise. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 If illness has been going around, Virgo, do your best to avoid getting sick. Be diligent in handwashing and other preventive measures. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Even the most doting parents can use some down time once in a while, Libra. Plan an adults-only date night and enjoy some well- deserved conversation. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, illnesses or medical obstacles can have many sources - from the foods you eat to your emotional wellness. Start jotting things down in a journal to figure out how to feel and look your best. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Your perseverance is a source of inspiration to others, Sagittarius. Don't be bashful when others share these thoughts with you. Ac- cept their well wishes and give thanks. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Hold tight to those friends who have your best interests at heart through happy and trying situations, Capricorn. ese are the people you can call upon this week. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 For so long you have been doling out advice to other people and helping them improve their lives, Aquarius. Now you are the one who could benefit from some counsel. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, a recent birthday celebration could have you feeling like you need to make drastic changes. But small ones can fit the bill as well. Question: I would like to know why PBS's "Call the Midwife" is ignored by all of the awards shows. Could it pos- sibly be because it isn't violent, has compassion and has prominent female characters? — Ellen Matt Roush: Putting one's under- standable cynicism aside, I figure "Midwife's" low profile on the U.S. awards circuit — it has been nomi- nated for a variety of awards in the U.K. — may have more to do with the fact that in its earliest and best seasons, "Midwife" was crowded out, along with most other British imports, by the global success of "Downton Abbey." It has been around long enough now that it just doesn't make much noise. Question: Is "e Crown" ever return- ing? We are waiting with bated breath to see the next season. — Jetty You and millions of others, including me. Netflix hasn't announced a time- table for the show's return — and with streaming it can take a while because the entire season must be finished, in- cluding post-production, before it can be made available. All we know for sure is that the new season will air sometime this year, and with Olivia Colman (an Oscar contender for "e Favourite") as the queen and "Outlander" fan favorite Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, there's plenty to be excited about. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com by Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Project Blue Book" for getting the truth out there. Smart, styl- ish and probing (in a good way!), His- tory's scripted period piece starring Aidan Gillen and Michael Malarkey is a freaky, fact-based look at the govern- ment's hunt for UFOs that plays like "e X-Files: e Early Years" without all the sexual tension. Jeers to "Celebrity Big Brother" for showing Jonathan Bennett the door. As one of the only likable houseguests in this roster, the "Mean Girls" alum and ebullient Food Network host deserved far more time to play the game over his much less fetch roomies. And yes, we're talking about you, cool mom Dina Lohan. 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