Up & Coming Weekly

February 18, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM FEBRUARY 19-25, 2020 UCW 27 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 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Overreaction The moral of this story: Don't hog the bacon. Gregory Seipel, 47, of Ludlow Falls, Ohio, was arrested on Jan. 30 after being accused of attacking a man with a knife during an argument over bacon, WHIO-TV reported. The unnamed vic- tim told Miami County Sheriff's officers he had made bacon that morning for breakfast, and Seipel took issue with the amount he had eaten. The argument escalated until Seipel allegedly grabbed the victim by the back of the head and held a razor blade to his neck, cutting him. Seipel was charged with felonious assault and was held on $50,000 bond. Irony Sauntore Thomas, 44, of Detroit, pre- sented three checks at his bank on Jan. 21 that he had received as settle- ment in a race discrimination lawsuit against his former employer, accord- ing to the Detroit Free Press. Instead of accepting the checks, TCF Bank in Livonia, where Thomas was an estab- lished customer, summoned police and initiated a fraud investigation. Thomas' attorney, Deborah Gordon, told the Free Press, "Obviously, assumptions were made the minute he walked in based on his race." Thomas finally closed his ex- isting accounts, left the bank and depos- ited the checks at a different bank with- out any trouble. The next day, Thomas filed a lawsuit against TCF Bank alleging race discrimination and asking for un- specified damages and an apology from the company. Unintended consequences In the fall of 2018, the Florida Depart- ment of Law Enforcement launched Fortify Florida, an app intended for stu- dents to anonymously report suspicious activity. Since then, more than 6,000 tips have been received statewide, but school officials are feeling mostly frus- tration, reports WFTS in Tampa. Indian River County Superintendent Dr. David Moore said students will "talk about the flavor of the food in the cafeteria." Pasco Superintendent Kurt Browning said, "The number of kids entering bogus tips is consuming a great deal of resources. ... There's a coyote in my front yard," was one example. Indian River Country authorities spent hours investigating a report of a student planning to shoot up a high school, only to find out it was a revenge report for a recent breakup. Florida lawmakers are considering a bill to allow authorities to track tipsters' IP addresses and prosecute those who submit false information. Question: What did you think of the fi- nale of "e Good Place?" I loved it. Also a nice surprise that "Shout Factory" has announced a Complete Series Blu-ray re- lease for May. e first three seasons were released on DVD only, so I'm glad I never bought those and will get this one. It's so satisfying when a series actually gets the ending right. — Jake Matt Roush: Isn't it, though? I tend to be an easy crier, but even so, I had a field day blinking back tears through the finale of this series. It was so wise, so touching, so sweet and spot-on and still funny in its generosity toward its char- acters. ere was also an acknowledge- ment throughout about "knowing when to leave," not just as a TV show not over- staying its welcome but in a philosophi- cal understanding that, in Chidi's (Wil- liam Jackson Harper) words, "Mortality adds meaning to our lives," even in the afterlife. [Spoiler Alert] Watching each of the characters decide, except Tahani (Ja- meela Jamil), who found a new purpose, to go through the door, not knowing what was on the other side because "the true joy is in the mystery" as "the wave returns to the ocean" was beyond mov- ing. But I was most enraptured by the Pinocchio-like twist for Ted Danson's Michael, who became so enamored by humanity that of course he had to finally become one. Just perfect. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Arrow" for hitting the bull's-eye with its finale. After eight seasons, the superhero hit that be- gat The CW's Arrowverse honored fans of Stephen Amell's flawed vigi- lante Oliver Queen with a packed hour of cameos, closure and an even greener pasture for Ollie's best bud, Diggle (David Ramsey). Jeers to "Love is Blind" for dashing that hope. The worst thing about Netflix's head-scratching take on "Married at First Sight," hosted by Vanessa and Nick Lachey, isn't that it wants singles to get engaged without ever laying eyes on one an- other. It's that some people actually go through with it! ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may want to pick up a relation- ship right where you left off, but the other person may not be as amenable. Bide your time and give this person some space. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 A few extra goals never hurt anyone, Tau- rus. Sit down and see how your new resolu- tions can be turned into ways to achieve all of those tasks you hope to get done. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, while you may want to expand your social circle right now, you're just not sure how to get started. Networking op- portunities may be the way to go. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 ere is no point getting into a disagree- ment over a situation you have no control over right now, Cancer. Instead, wait for the right opportunit y to express your position. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, take a step back from responsibilities at work to devote more energy to your relation- ships at home. Embrace activities that your family can enjoy together. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Some melancholy may have you seeking out quiet corners, Virgo. Distancing yourself from the crowds is only a temporary fix. Instead, look for activities you find soothing. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Someone close to you may be feeling under the weather and could use some extra sup- port, Libra. Take a few days off to be the rock that this person can use right now. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Friends may make excessive demands on your time this week, Scorpio. As a generous person, you want to go along with it all, but be careful not to overextend. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, you are usually outgoing, but this week you may be feeling more shy and reserved. It could be because you are miss- ing someone. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Don't take what you hear this week at face value, Capricorn. e information that has been coming your way may not be entirely accurate. Make up your own mind. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Group activities or time spent with a spouse may not go as well as usual this week, Aquarius. Your mind is elsewhere. Until you are focused, things may seem stressed. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 A minor disagreement could have you questioning a relationship, Pisces. Don't fret, as you'll soon find that the turmoil is short-lived.

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