Up & Coming Weekly

December 17, 2019

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM DECEMBER 18-24, 2019 UCW 27 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Not Santa As Stephanie Leguia of Milton, Massachusetts, and her neighbor, Wenhan Huang, chatted in Huang's yard on Dec. 1, an unusual object slammed to the ground just feet from where they stood. Their backs were turned when what looked like a "giant silver tarp" crashed down, reported The Boston Herald. On its way, it lopped off four tree branches: "If it had hit us, we would have been dead," Leguia said. Turns out the object was an uninflated silver evacu- ation slide from a Delta flight arriving in Boston from Paris. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed that the pilot had heard a loud noise as the Boeing airliner approached Logan International Airport, but the flight landed without incident. Delta and the FAA are investigating. Fine points of the law After a decade of wrangling through the court system, Bela Ko- soian has been awarded $20,000 (Canadian) by the Supreme Court of Canada. It all started in the Laval, Quebec, Montmorency Metro station in 2009, when Kosoian was riding an escalator while looking through her purse and, pointedly, not holding the handrail. According to CBC News, a police officer told her to respect a sign asking riders to hold the rail, but Kosoian declined and then would not identify herself to the officer, who slapped her with two tickets: one for disobeying the sign and another for obstructing the work of an inspector. Kosoian sued, and the highest court agreed with her, saying: "A reason- able police officer should have known that people didn't have to hold the handrails." They called the sign a "warning" and not a law. "I knew that I didn't do anything wrong," Kosoian said. "It was the principle of it." Irony Ronald Cyr, 65, of Van Buren, Maine, became the victim of his own trap on Nov. 28 when he was shot by a handgun that he had rigged to fire whenever someone opened the front door. Cyr was able to call 911 and say that he had been shot, WAGM report- ed, but he later died. When officers of the Van Buren Police Department ar- rived, they found that along with the home's front-door booby trap, other devices were set up, prompting them to call the Maine State Police bomb squad. Homemade security devices that use weapons are illegal in the United States. Question: Why did the producers of "Law & Order: SVU" consider it necessary to schedule the second part of the Nov. 21 episode to be aired when the show resumes on Jan. 9? We were very upset when we saw the "Who Killed JR" type of cheap trick announced at the end. In a ripped-from- the-headlines story similar to the Jeffrey Epstein saga, Det. Rollins is kidnapped. Other shows have successfully used such a gap as a suspense tool to encourage audi- ences to watch a subsequent season, but in my opinion, this particular series should have relied on the intelligence of their so- phisticated viewership to continue watch- ing this consistently excellent program without resorting to insulting the audience by choosing this story to run over their six- week hiatus. Your thoughts? — Mitch Matt Roush: I get where you're coming from, but this is the new reality of network TV, even for a long-established show like "SVU." e "fall finale" has now become something of a mid-season cliffhanger for many shows, and while it's somewhat out of character for "SVU" to build a multi- episode arc with a cliffhanger, it's not unprecedented. e idea is to give NBC something with which to bang the drum loudly when the lineup returns after the holiday break. "SVU" should be above such nonsense, but in this case, it's being a team player, even at the expense of its fans' patience. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Chicago P.D." for ap- proaching #Upstead with caution. e slow-burn romantic situation between Windy City detectives Jay Halstead and Hailey Upton (Jesse Lee Soffer and Tra- cy Spiridakos) has been a thrill. We're OK if it takes longer for them to get to- gether, especially if it means even more heat once the Dick Wolf show comes back from winter hiatus. Jeers to Hulu. for abandoning Marvel's "Runaways." e superhero teen drama starring Allegra Acosta, Virginia Gard- ner, Gregg Sulkin, Ariela Barer and a whole ensemble of impressive young actors will be vanquished by Hulu after its third season, marking the end of the best escapist TV that Marvel has deliv- ered so far. ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, a chance encounter with an old ac- quaintance drums up feelings you didn't know you had. Even if these feelings are muted, you can still acknowledge them. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, it is up to you to initiate action over the next several days. e situation may be uncomfortable, but you will be able to handle it. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, a difference of opinion with a pro- fessional colleague surfaces in the coming days. Recognize that you both have the same goal and work together. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 e next few days will be all about having a good time, Cancer. Others may tr y to steer you elsewhere, but you are set on enjoying yourself. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, many things are beyond your control. However, one place where you can take ac- tion concerns your personal health. Schedule a well visit soon. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, close friends will keep you ver y busy for the next few days. at will come in handy because you could use a distraction from what's currently on your plate. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Do not allow impulsive behavior to rule your week, Libra. You need to exercise cau- tion when making decisions over the next several days because they can have a large impact. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Others cannot quite figure you out lately, Scorpio. It is good to have an air of mystery about you. Keeping everyone guessing may give you a slight advantage. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you may resist a social engage- ment initially because it has been such a busy season. Soon you may come around and be open to a few more parties. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, if you are thinking about a career change, take a step back and give this deci- sion considerable thought. Look for hints as to the direction you should go. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, do not surround yourself with negative thought patterns, which could hin- der your success. Better to stay positive and embrace those who share your outlook. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 With eyes on the future and resolutions, now might be the perfect time to go back to school or gain extra skills applicable to your career, Pisces. M A G A Z I N E b y , f o r & a b o u t Fayeeville Women

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