Up & Coming Weekly

April 02, 2019

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APRIL 3-9, 2019 UCW 31 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Lucky! A 43-year-old man in Nimbin, Aus- tralia, has the proliferation of modern technology to thank for his life. Re- uters reported that on March 13, the unnamed man arrived home only to find a 39-year-old man "who was known to him" waiting outside with a bow and arrow. As Man A raised his mobile phone to take a picture of Man B, Man B "engaged the bow and was ready to fire," according to a police report. Man B "fired the ar- row at the resident, which pierced through the man's mobile phone, causing the phone to hit (Man A) in the chin. It left a small laceration that didn't require medical treatment." Man B was arrested at the scene, po- lice reported. [Reuters, 3/14/2019] Oh, the drama Dog-walker Michele Bilsland has become accustomed to strangers' alarm when her charge, Begbie, throws himself to the ground as they start out on their constitutional. Begbie, who lives with Roz Ni- block and Matt Kennedy in Muthill, Perthshire, Scotland, stages his protest when Bilsland leads him on what he knows is the shorter route around the block, rather than his usual hour-long jaunt through fields. On March 15, two workmen stopped to see if Bilsland needed help: "I told them he was fine and just having a tantrum and sulking," she told Metro News. Begbie, a 4-year-old Old English bulldog, con- tinued his charade for at least a min- ute before getting up and getting on with his walk. "Begbie just has a very strong personality," Bilsland noted. [Metro News, 3/19/2019] Government in action Ah, the winds of politics blow fickly. Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II, 27, watched his fortunes both fall and rise, all on one ballot, when resi- dents of Fall River, Massachusetts, voted to recall him. Correia was charged last year with 13 counts of wire fraud and fil- ing false tax returns, which he has denied, and on March 12, 7,829 citi- zens voted to kick him out of office, The New York Times reported. But of the five people vying for the mayor's job on the same ballot, Correia won a plurality — about 35 percent of the vote. Looks like he can unpack his banker's boxes and hang his pictures back up — at least until September, when a mayoral primary will give other candidates another chance. [The New York Times, 3/13/2019] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Something positive will come from your ef- forts at work, Aries. It's just what you need to rev up your energy levels and fire through the last of the projects that have been on your list. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Encouragement will come from an unlikely place, Taurus. is may be someone who you thought wasn't on your side, but really is. is realization may be a shock. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Some unusual possibilities for the future are coming your way, Gemini. Make an effort to be receptive, or they could pass you by before you know it. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you will often find that success comes not just from professional matters and connections, but by how you present your- self. Appearances have an impact. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 A sense of play may come over you this week and put you in a creative mood, Leo. You may find that a few artsy projects will get all sorts of ideas flowing. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Far-reaching ideas are on your mind, Virgo. You aren't sure which path you want to take just yet. It can be fun to experiment with experiences outside of your comfort zone. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Growing comfortable expressing your feel- ings has you reaching out for new friends and relationships, Libra. You never know who you might meet when you open yourself up. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Lately your identity seems to be shaped by the company you keep, Scorpio. at means your colleagues, friends or family are playing a key role in influencing your behavior. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, when you focus your efforts, time seems to dissipate and chores vanish. is week you may find yourself blasting through tasks one by one. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if you have been feeling stressed out or unimpressed with a relationship, you may need to infuse a little extra energy into the mix this week. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, your tongue may be extra sharp this week, so be careful in how you talk to the ones you love. Exercise caution around people at work as well. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 If you are single, this is the perfect time to get out with friends as much as possible, Pisces. If you are in a relationship, prioritize date nights. Question: A lot of people recommend watching "Mom," but when I heard it was created and written by Chuck Lorre, the same guy who made "e Big Bang eory," it was an instant "nope!" But since I trust your TV judg- ment, is it worth watching? — elma Matt Roush: ese questions are tough to answer, because while I have been on record from the start as a fan of "Mom," that style of comedy isn't to everyone's taste. If you flinch at the very thought of "e Big Bang eory," then maybe a sitcom in the same style — big, broad jokes in front of a studio audience — won't be to your liking. But I've always found "Mom" to be a cut above the Chuck Lorre norm, more in the mode of a show like the original "Roseanne" or "Grace Under Fire," as it tracks the lives of mostly working-class people trying to put their lives together while in recovery from addiction. ese characters of- ten suffer serious setbacks but never lose their blunt sense of humor. "Mom" began as more of a domestic comedy but has evolved into a female buddy comedy about hard-working Christy (Anna Faris), her more outra- geous also-in-recovery mom Bonnie (Allison Janney) and their core group of friends in a support group. (Kristen Johnston joined the gang this season as a boisterous ex-con.) I recommend "Mom" while ac- knowledging that it might not be your beverage of choice. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. by Damian Holbrook Jeers to "American Idol" for focus- ing on the wrong talent. ABC's reboot returned to find a new singing star, but the season premiere spent so much time on the jokey vibes between judg- es Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan, most auditioners barely had a chance to shine. Cheers to USA's "Suits" for its finely tailored season finale. In addition to delivering a crafty twist that show- cased the always awesome Wendell Pierce (as exiting partner Robert Zane), fans also got a hookup between Donna and Harvey (Sarah Rafferty and Gabriel Macht) that was as hard- earned as it was hot.

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