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June 16, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JUNE 17-23, 2020 UCW 17 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Priorities As rioters looted and vandalized stores and other businesses in Seattle, Washington, on May 30, one woman, wearing a cloth mask and a backpack, was caught on news cameras calmly walking out of the Cheesecake Facto- ry with a whole cheesecake, adorned with undisturbed strawberries on top. A KIRO news crew captured the foot- age as others threw bottles of liquor and broke windows. "With everything going on, sometimes you just have to take a moment to treat yourself," one Twitter user commented. Cheeky Alex Masmej of Paris, France, is a 23-year-old with a strong sense of self-worth. So strong, in fact, that he sold shares of himself via an initial coin offering, or ICO, in April. Mas- mej sold tokens, called $ALEX, to 30 investors, raising more than $20,000, which he plans to use to move to San Francisco, California. Investors in $ALEX reportedly receive a share of any money he makes over the next three years, up to $100,000; a vote on some of his life decisions; and promo- tion from Masmej on his social media channels, Decrypt reported. (He has a whopping 3,200 followers on Twit- ter and 517 on Instagram.) "Since there are no legal contracts," Masmej said, "I can technically run away with the money." But he won't because "it will hurt my reputation amongst those very people I need help from. It's more likely that I just don't make money and pay back very little." Mmm hmmm. Unclear on the concept Julie Wheeler of Beaver, West Vir- ginia, pleaded guilty in February to health care fraud and faced up to 10 years in prison. So she and her hus- band, Rodney Wheeler, apparently cooked up a plan to keep her out of jail: On May 31, Rodney and the cou- ple's 17-year-old son reported that Julie had fallen from the Grandview overlook at the New River Gorge Na- tional River. Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and rescue crews began a search for her, includ- ing use of a helicopter and rappelling into a jagged canyon, to no avail. After three days of searching, however, Julie turned up — hiding in a closet in her home, WVNS reported. Now, in addition to the fraud conviction, Julie and Rodney will face multiple charges of conspiracy and giving false infor- mation to West Virginia State Police. "It is hard to hide at home," remarked U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart. Question: I was looking forward to the remake of Stephen King's "e Stand" on CBS All Access. My feelings are mixed now, because of the coronavirus. Has that project been shelved? — Susan Matt Roush: Not at all. By all accounts, production on the 10-part limited series wrapped a few days ahead of schedule in March in advance of the pandemic shutting down filming ev- erywhere. e goal has always been for a late 2020 release, and though CBS All Access has yet to announce an actual airdate, the title is prominently displayed in any press materials they send out. While it's possible this post- apocalyptic series could be pushed back to a later time out of sensitivity to our current tragic situation, there's also an argument that (like the recent uptick in people streaming cautionary mov- ies like "Contagion") King's epic about survival in the aftermath of a pandemic has never been more relevant. CBS surely won't want to look like it's ex- ploiting our fears with this miniseries, and it will likely take some flak regard- less of when "e Stand" premieres, though I've also read that the action picks up (unlike the novel) in the wake of the outbreak. is is very much on my radar, and the cast (including Al- exander Skarsgård, James Marsden, Whoopi Goldberg and ... Marilyn Man- son!) heightens my interest as well. Honestly, I can't wait to see it. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Never Have I Ever" for giving us a teen we rarely see on TV. Inspired by cocreator Mindy Kaling's life, the Netflix dramedy about an Indi- an-American high schooler (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan) navigating adolescence and cultural expectations is fresh, funny and delightfully free of clichés. Jeers to ABC for leaving us hungry for more of "e Baker and the Beau- ty." e frothy rom-com confection centered on a Miami chef (Victor Ra- suk) and a world-famous influencer (Nathalie Kelley) just wrapped its so-sweet first season with a surprise engagement and no word of a Season 2 renewal. Come on, folks, don't re- peat your Grand Hotel mistake from last summer. ARIES - March 21/April 20 Aries, you may feel like giving a romantic partner an ultimatum of some sort this week. ings have been on your mind, but you are better off taking a gentle approach. TAURUS - April 21/May 21 Taurus, take practical steps toward your goals so you don't get overwhelmed by all the things on your plate. Later in the week you may get a reprieve from all the work. GEMINI - May 22/June 21 Various distractions may pop up in the days to come, Gemini. Figure out a way to filter through all of the outside noise so you can quiet your mind for important tasks. CANCER - June 22/July 22 Various distractions may pop up in the days to come, Gemini. Figure out a way to filter through all of the outside noise so you can quiet your mind for important tasks. LEO - July 23/Aug. 23 A to-do list at home could be hovering over you, Leo. Don't feel pressured to tackle ever ything at once. Prioritize the most needy projects, and then cross off jobs as they're done. VIRGO - Aug. 24/Sept. 22 Virgo, tr y to propel yourself toward fulfill- ment this week. is means whatever task you can complete - however small - will create some positive vibes. LIBR A - Sept. 23/Oct. 23 Libra, if it feels like you're lacking inspira- tion lately, you just may need to broaden your horizons a bit. Travel to a new city or town, or listen to new music for a change. SCORPIO - Oct. 24/Nov. 22 is week you may get a welcome reprieve from situations that have been especially draining, Scorpio. is frees you up for some socialization and fun. SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23/Dec. 21 A luck y break may be heading your way that can help you realize your financial goals, Sagittarius. All you may need is a push to get started. CAPRICORN - Dec. 22/Jan. 20 Stress or concerns about professional is- sues may be compromising your ability to concentrate this week, Capricorn. Make sure you address all of your obligations. AQUARIUS - Jan. 21/Feb. 18 Vision and drive have you going in a direc- tion you never imagined, Aquarius. It may be a bumpy start, but expect some smooth sailing soon as you eke out new goals. PISCES - Feb. 19/March 20 Pisces, doubts may be plaguing you this week and you're really not sure why. A confidence boost may be all you need to set you straight. M A G A Z I N E b y , f o r & a b o u t Fayeeville Women

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