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February 04, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM FEBRUARY 5- 11, 2020 UCW 27 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication These were extreme measures An unnamed 55-year-old man from the town of Pitalito, Colombia, got cold feet before his scheduled marriage over the weekend of Jan. 18 but lacked the courage to tell his fian- cee. Instead, with the help of his best friends, he faked his own kidnapping, reported Oddity Central. The groom's pals told authorities they had seen a group of armed men on motorcycles abduct their friend, and because kidnappings for extortion are not unknown in Colombia, the local po- lice responded in force. Police Com- mander Nestor Vargas ordered roads closed, sealed off the town and began a search. That's when the friends got nervous and admitted they'd made the whole thing up. Authorities kept the groom's identity a secret to pro- tect him from other townspeople who've been down this road before. This is the second time the groom has left a bride waiting at the altar. He and his cohorts will likely face jail time of up to six years. This is weird science On Jan. 22, the National Weather Service expanded its cold-weather warnings in South Florida to include falling iguanas along with falling tem- peratures. According to the Associ- ated Press, the NWS alerted folks that the reptiles can become stunned by the cold and fall from their perches in trees. As temperatures rise during the day, they wake up, unharmed. Males can grow to 5 feet long and weigh 20 pounds. They aren't considered to be dangerous to humans — unless they land on your head. This is awesome Downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a little safer these days, thanks to the efforts of Night Watch, a helpful vigilante dressed in all black, with his face partially covered and wearing reflective goggles, WGHP re- ported on Jan. 22. "I'm not looking to be a Batman and go around beating up criminals," he told a reporter. In- stead, he's an anonymous superhero who's been patrolling the nighttime streets for about a month, hauling around a bag filled with food, cloth- ing and toiletries for those in need. "There is no prerequisite for being a good person," Night Watch said. On that night, he helped out about a dozen homeless people in the com- munity. "It's just nice that people aren't totally freaked out," he said. "Now they know who I am and that I'm trying to help." Question: I get frustrated watching "Emer- gence" because the music is so loud that it is difficult to hear the dialogue. Can't someone notice that and fix it? — Marion Matt Roush: If I ran every complaint I got on this issue, there'd be no room for anything else. At least this one was specific, so I'll use this as my annual op- portunity to address the incontestable fact that almost every show, especially in TV drama, is culpable in laying on the music too thick, so what's intended as background becomes foreground. I'm especially aware of it in medical shows when music plays over scenes when surgical masks further inhibit dialogue, but action and suspense series are just as guilty. e other most common complaint: TV shows are shot too dark. If networks and producers get even a fraction of the mail I receive on this sub- ject, they know it's an irritant and they obviously don't care. In my own limited experience, not being all that techni- cally minded, we bought a sound bar to enhance and sharpen the sound com- ing out of our primary TV and have had less trouble because of it. Others have taken to activating closed captioning, which we sometimes do on streaming services with some of the British dramas, but that's more about thick accents than loud music. It's intrusive, but at least you'll get the dialogue. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "e Circle" for finding an upside to social media. Netflix's "Big Brother-ly" competition locked players in tricked-out pads where they could only chat via messaging, texts and status updates, resulting in real gems, like fan fave Joey Sasso and some really crafty catfishing. Jeers to "Dracula" for taking a bite out of time. After two solid episodes rooted in the famous vamp's original era, the Netflix mashup from the folks behind "Sherlock" jumped ahead to the pres- ent day for a silly modern epilogue about Drac (Claes Bang) rising again in search of blood, babes and Wi-Fi. Not exactly high stakes. ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Transitional issues pop up this week, Ar- ies. You are not quite sure which direction you should go. A close friend or advisor can help you navigate the way. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, you are a team player, but this week you may need to fly solo for a bit to get a handle on all of your tasks. Once things get settled, the team mentality can be restored. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, if you feel like your hard work is not paying off, then you may need to use this opportunity to speak with a supervi- sor. is can spark changes you feel are necessar y. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, there are some major changes in the way you feel this week, and it could take a few days to work through all of the emotions. But you'll get a handle on things. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Big news arrives this week with much fanfare, Leo. e excitement will start early in the week and culminate by ursday or Friday. Expect to be surprised. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Relationships can't be the stuff of movies all the time, Virgo. Sometimes you have to go with the flow and make the most of the small daily moments. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Your time has been stretched too fast and too much, Libra. e stress may be on and you're feeling it. However, the remedy is to delegate some of your tasks and lighten your load. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you're not one for being overly emotional and sappy, but this week you can't hold back the feelings any longer. Don't hesitate to share your feelings. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 If you are looking for inspiration, look no further than the close friends or relatives who are around you. ey will have plenty of ideas that can get you fired up. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 You have plenty of events coming up to keep you busy, Capricorn. You may have to pick and choose which ones to attend because you simply can't do them all. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, even though you think certain situations require your undivided attention, you're really not involved at all. Avoid read- ing into things and wait for news to come to you. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 It is time to assess your priorities, Pisces. What do you want to get accomplished over this week? You can knock out one or two items. HARMONY Become part of our family at Harmony and enjoy time well spent with your loved ones in your new home. ASSISTED LIVING | SECURED ASSISTED LIVING e Harmony Lifestyle is waiting for you! Call 910.635.0555 or visit www.HarmonyAtHopeMills.com 7051 Rockfish Road | Fayetteville

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