Up & Coming Weekly

May 05, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM MAY 6-12, 2020 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication The entrepreneurial spirit At the Peace N Peas Farm in Indian Trail, North Carolina, owners Francie and Mark Dun- lap have launched a new career for their 8-year-old mini donkey, Mambo, and their other horses. For $50, Mambo, Eddie, Zeus or other animals will make a 10-minute guest appearance to liven up your next videoconfer- ence, The Charlotte Observer reported. You can even give the four-legged interloper the on- screen name of a regular attend- ee: For instance, Zeus might be- come Paul, the guy who asks too many questions. The Dunlaps also arrange for their animals to visit classrooms or happy hours. Not COVID-19 An unnamed 22-year-old Chi- nese woman has spent the last 14 years trying to discover the cause of her persistent cough, which started when she suffered a serious fit of coughing as a child, Oddity Central reported on April 22. Over the years, she has been misdiagnosed numer- ous times, but as she recently prepared for an unrelated sur- gery, the mystery was solved. Dr. Wang Jiyong at Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine ordered CT scans that revealed a foreign object in her right lung that turned out to be a chicken bone fragment just over half an inch long. Doctors said she had probably inhaled it at 8 years old, when the coughing started. Numbers game Doriana Fontanella contacted KDVR in Denver to report that she's been inundated with phone calls recently and she suspects she know why: Her mo- bile phone number is just one digit off Colorado's fax number for the Department of Labor and Employment, where people are trying to send applications for unemployment claims. "There's a real need out there, and I needed to let people know that I'm not the one they want," Fontanella told the station's Problem Solvers team. "I see on the news they're saying they can't get any response from un- employment, and I think that's because they're not getting the right number." Question: e new "Mrs. America" pro- gram is being hyped everywhere and it looks like something worth seeing, but when I searched for it, I found nothing because it isn't a TV show. It's a stream- ing show on Hulu. Just a thought, but isn't there a difference between TV and streaming? — Mary Matt Roush: No more than there's a difference between TV and cable. ese days, to many, Netflix is TV, ditto Amazon Prime Video, and in this case, Hulu and numerous other platforms. While I'm very aware that not everyone (especially these days) has the resources to subscribe to all, or maybe any, of these services, it is the wave of the pres- ent, and it's where many of the most interesting series and limited series are ending up. e confusion about "Mrs. America" may be that it's one of the first series to be presented by FX on Hulu, a new exclusive streaming platform for shows developed by the FX network. FX on Hulu was established after FX was acquired as part of the Fox purchase by Disney, which is using the FX brand to enhance the value of Hulu — while also expanding FX's reach to the cord-cut- ting universe that has flocked to stream- ing. I'm still not sure how FX determines which new shows head to Hulu, and which stay on the linear cable network, but as I noted in my review, "Mrs. Amer- ica" is sensational, and I expect it will clean up at the Emmys. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to HBO for hooking us up with a freebie. For a limited time, the cable network is making nearly 500 hours of programming available to stream at no charge to help folks pass the time at home. Now you can actually watch "e Wire" instead of just telling everyone you have. Jeers to "How to Get Away with Murder" for trying to get away with an insane twist. Yes, this one has been over the top since day one, but even Annalise (Viola Davis) would object to Gabriel (Rome Flynn) try- ing to ID Asher's killer based on the jewelry he thinks he saw on them while spying on the crime in the dark from under a closed door! ARIES - March 21/April 20 Confusion may come into the equation this week, Aries. In an effort to make sense of the situation, you seek the advice of others. Don't try to be in control; relax and let it run its course. TAURUS - April 21/May 21 You are on call for the next several days, Taurus. You are ready to spring into action. Just use a little caution when choosing which projects to take on. GEMINI - May 22/June 21 It may be challenging to get to the heart of the matter between friends, Gemini. As hard as you try, solving this will take time. Be patient and consider any and all information. CANCER - June 22/July 22 Cancer, enjoy a week in which you indulge in some of your favorite pastimes that have been on the back burner for awhile. Now is the perfect time to have a little fun and let loose. LEO - July 23/Aug. 23 You may be concerned with some people in your immediate circle, Leo. If you suspect something is amiss, team up with a spiritual leader or another helper. VIRGO - Aug. 24/Sept. 22 Virgo, this week is full of action and you may not be able to settle in to relax until later in the week. Take a step back and find some time to relax when a break arrives. LIBRA - Sept. 23/Oct. 23 You probably will have to roll with the punches at least one or two days this week, Libra. Don't take things too seriously, even when the rumor mill is in full force. SCORPIO - Oct. 24/Nov. 22 Make sure your head is entirely in the game before you jump into action, Scorpio. Part of the problem is trying to juggle too many things at once and getting distracted. SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23/Dec. 21 Sagittarius, the more information that comes your way this week, the more confusing things may seem. You can ask someone to help filter extraneous messages first. CAPRICORN - Dec. 22/Jan. 20 Capricorn, your fantasy world may mesh with your real world activities this week. You may experience some difficulty figuring out what is real and what isn't, but enjoy. AQUARIUS - Jan. 21/Feb. 18 Aquarius, things may not feel like they are in place lately. You may be tempted to turn off your brain and retreat into a fantasy land. Don't avoid the situation. PISCES - Feb. 19/March 20 You may embrace physical vitality this week, and go with that, Pisces. Maybe switch up your workout to incorporate something new. College and degree program information Student resources A virtual tour Next steps for admitted students LIVE Q&As Online appointments Anywhere, Anytime! Attend FSU's Virtual Open House Interested in College? uncfsu.edu/virtualopenhouse

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