Up & Coming Weekly

April 30, 2019

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MAY 1-7, 2019 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Entrepreneurial spirit Scientists are aghast at an eBay list- ing offering a rare baby T-rex fossil for a $2.95 million buy-it-now price. Fossil hunter Alan Detrich, who discovered the fossil in 2013, is believed to have created the listing in February for the 68-million-year-old artifact, which until recently had been on loan to the Natu- ral History Museum at the University of Kansas. CNBC reported the speci- men has a 15-foot-long body, 21-inch skull and serrated teeth, and Detrich estimates its age at death to be about 4 years. The Society of Vertebrate Pale- ontology issued a statement expressing concerns that "the fossil, which repre- sents a unique part of life's past, may be lost from the public trust. ... Only casts and other replicas of vertebrate fossils should be traded, not the fossils them- selves." [CNBC, 4/17/2019] Ewwwww! We've all swatted at pesky sweat bees buzzing around our heads, but a Tai- wanese woman suffered a more invasive form of irritation after participating in the Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweep- ing Day, when Taiwanese people visit their families' graves to spruce them up. The 29-year-old woman, identified by her surname, He, thought she had got- ten dirt in her eye, but when the eye later swelled shut, she went to Fooyin Univer- sity Hospital for help, The Washington Post reported. Hung Chi-ting, the hospi- tal's head of ophthalmology, looked in her eye through a microscope and was startled to see insect legs wiggling in her eye socket. The doctor eventually ex- tracted four sweat bees from her eyelid. The bees, which crave salt, were feeding off of He's tears, he explained. He is ex- pected to fully recover, and the bees, still alive, were kept for further study. [The Washington Post, 4/10/2019] Suspicions confirmed A concerned animal lover in Devon, England, contacted authorities on April 8 to report that a fox she had been watching hadn't moved for several days, reported Fox News. In response, Ellie Burt, an officer with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals, suggested trying the "broom test," which didn't make the fox stir, but Burt was told it "tracked them with its eyes and seemed to be breathing well." When Burt arrived on the scene, she quickly diagnosed the problem: The fox was a fake, "stuffed by a taxidermist. He'd clearly been placed under a bush outside of the houses as a prank," Burt said. "Someone had been moving it around the neighborhood." Burt dis- carded the fox "to avoid any further calls." [Fox News, 4/12/2019] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Your emotions can be overwhelming, Aries. is encourages you to share your softer side with others. Embrace this sense of openness and others will reciprocate. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Make the most of others' cooperative spirits to get things done, Taurus. It is always good to advocate for yourself, but more effective when others are receptive. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Focusing too much on one thing is not healthy, Gemini. It is better to diversif y your thinking and surround yourself with as many ideas and perspectives as possible. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 A coworker may need your assistance in the weeks to come. You are ready and willing to put in the extra effort to help this person with no strings attached. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Focus on the positive things this week, Leo. Forget about what could go wrong. With the right mindset, you can accomplish anything you want. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 You are always willing and able to help a friend out, Virgo. at will prove true once again this week when a loved one calls you up and needs a shoulder to cr y on. LIBR A - Sept 23/Oct 23 Lately you have been a rock that others lean on, Libra. is is a good role for you, as you are compassionate but also fair. Just make sure you take care of yourself as well. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, just when you think you have ev- er ything figured out, a new challenge pres- ents itself. Seek a second opinion to work it out if this nut proves tough to crack. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 A new idea could spark a big change in your life, Sagittarius. Are you ready for the adventure that is going to ensue? Look to others to join in the good times. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, many challenges have been coming your way, and you have handled them like a champion. Spend a little time pampering yourself as a reward. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, when others test your patience, find a healthy way to blow off some steam. Enlist the help of a fun-loving friend to get away for a little bit. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 For single Pisces, a new romance could be on the horizon. If you are attached, the romance may be kicked up a notch. Question: "Gone" is a great series on WGN America! I would love to see this show continue! — Unsigned Matt Roush: Here's the thing about WGNA programming. None of it is original to the channel anymore. e shows now airing on WGNA are all acquisitions, and in the case of "Gone," it's a show that first began airing in late 2017 in international markets and only now found its way to an American out- let. Only one season of 12 episodes has been filmed, and it's hard to imagine more being made. is isn't WGN's call. ey bought the show as is, and if more were to come, they might buy that, too. But I wouldn't count on it. Question: I just wanted to give praise to "After Life" on Netflix. What a wonder- ful show about a topic as hard as grief. I hope they make Season 2 as wonderful. — Unsigned Matt Roush: I had much the same reaction to this terrific tragicomedy. Initially worried because the maudlin tone of Ricky Gervais' previous series for Netflix, "Derek," had been such a turnoff, "After Life" turned out to be a pleasant surprise. I'm hopeful it will be as enjoyable the second time around, although the character arc of Ricky's character, Tony, through the first sea- son felt satisfyingly complete. Still, I know I'd watch another short season. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com by Damian Holbrook Cheers to "e Walking Dead" for bringing a big chill to the undead life. AMC's zombie drama (with Danai Gurira and Norman Reedus) pulled a cool move with its snowy season finale that gave walkers a new way to hide and ended with a cliffhanger about possible new survivors. Jeers to "is Is Us" for ruining Ran- dall (Sterling K. Brown). Between the endless city council run, his demand that Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) be a stay-at-home mom and now that nasty voicemail about her dance career, the Pearson we most wanted to weep with has become a bigger mess than Kevin's '90s goatee. It's a good thing he did right by her in the season finale!

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