Up & Coming Weekly

September 03, 2019

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2019 UCW 31 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Spoiled A young man identified only as Akash in Yamunanagar, Haryana state in northern India, received a brand new BMW from his parents for his birthday, reported Fox News on Aug. 12. But Akash, who had nagged his parents for a Jaguar instead, told police the BMW was "a little small for him and his friends in- side." So he pushed the new vehicle into a river, where it sank into deep water and had to be pulled out with a crane. "The youth was arrogant and kept insisting that he be given a Jaguar," police said. "We could only afford to give him a BMW," said his father. "We never imagined he would do anything like this." [Fox News, 8/12/2019] Second Thoughts Maybe his conscience got the better of him. On Aug. 13, according to WTAE, a man in a wheelchair approached a teller at a First National Bank on Pittsburgh's South Side. The man, thought to be in his 60s, handed the teller a note demanding cash, but then "suddenly abandoned his robbery attempt and exited the bank," a police statement read. Police and FBI agents were on the lookout for the reluctant robber, but there were no photographs or video of him to aid them. [WTAE, 8/13/2019]] Strange Obsession Washington State Highway Patrol Sgt. Kyle Smith stopped along Highway 518 near Se- attle on Aug. 13 to see if a car parked on the shoulder needed assistance. Instead, according to the Associated Press, he observed the driver inside with eight mobile phones, neatly arranged in a blue foam square, all playing Pokemon Go. Smith did not issue a ticket to the driver, but he did warn him to put the phones away and move along, as the shoulder is meant only for emergency stops. [Associ- ated Press, 8/15/2019] Question: I've really enjoyed "Blood & Treasure" on CBS. It's one of the best on TV and typical of the quality of CBS's shows. On the other hand, I was surprised to see "Love Island" on CBS, not at all something I'd expect to see on my favorite channel. Is CBS trying to compete with "e Bachelor" and "e Bachelorette"? Isn't "Big Brother" enough of that sort of show? Hopefully, "Love Island" won't be renewed. — Carley Matt Roush: is is a good news/bad news situation and also a perfect il- lustration of a broadcast network trying to be all things to all people, especially during the summer months when its tentpole hits are all in repeats. I doubt there's much intersection between the fan base of guilty-pleasure reality trash like "Love Island" — which plays to the "Big Brother" crowd — and classic action-adventure fare like "Blood & Treasure," but each of these genres has its respective audience and a network like CBS is probably smart to go after both. "Love Island" wasn't the breakout hit CBS had hoped, but it delivered social-media buzz and a consistent audience much younger than the net- work's norm, and the execs believe the show will grow with exposure, so yes, "Love Island" will be back next sum- mer. But on the plus side, so will "Blood & Treasure," which as you rightly note, is much more in keeping with the CBS brand. Be thankful for small victories. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. by Damian Holbrook Cheers to "To Tell the Truth" for book- ing some straight-up icons. We cannot lie, the sight of legendary producer Nor- man Lear and "One Day at a Time" ac- tress Rita Moreno on the same stage had us thinking that ABC's other game shows should go after more guests with such impressive TV roots. Jeers to "9-1-1" for soaking its stars in di- saster-film drama. When you have a cast of first responders that includes power- houses like Peter Krause, Angela Basset and Aisha Hinds, you don't need Irwin Allen-level stunts like mega-earthquakes and Season 3's impending tidal wave. Let's leave that silliness for movies star- ring "e Rock" and better special effects. ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may be feeling sociable this week. Make the most of opportunities to hang out with those people you prefer to spend time with regularly. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Your work w ill be a labor of love for some- one special, Taurus. Even though you are doing it for generous reasons, give yourself ample time to breathe and unw ind. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, your routine offers you comfort this week, but you may want to find some way to veer off course for a little bit. Who knows what waits around the bend? CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you may be worrying about things that are troubling you instead of enjoying time spent with friends. Enjoy time with loved ones and your troubles will subside. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Surround yourself with loved ones this week, Leo. You will take away much joy from these interactions. Do something fun and playful with siblings or cousins. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, you may feel the need to be responsible for others over the course of the next few days. ey can probably handle themselves, but a little help never hurt. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, if you have put a high level of trust into other people, you won't be disappointed when they live up to all of your expectations. Take some time to thank them. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you may feel a desire to be fully understood by others this week. But they can only understand you if you're open and honest with them. Be more forthcoming. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you are alert and inspired this week, and you may be on a quest to expand your social circle. Go to community events or other social activities in your area. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, little financial uncertainty should compel you to take inventory or even revise spending habits. Unforeseen circumstances can pop up. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 You may feel confused about your current situation in life, Aquarius. is may be the case if you're comparing yourself to others. You're actually doing quite well. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, innovative solutions are on the tip of your tongue. You just need to organize your ideas to present them to others. "Cumberland County's Community Newspaper"

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