Up & Coming Weekly

June 23, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JUNE 24-30, 2020 UCW 17 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Least competent criminal An unnamed 29-year-old man in Berlin, Germany, triggered alarms at a supermarket on June 5 when he tried to leave without paying for $5.65 in merchandise. The Associ- ated Press reported that police had little trouble apprehending the man because, in his hurry escape, he left his 8-year-old son behind. Not only did the burglar's "accessory" help police identify him, but the thief fell down as he was escaping and ended up in the hospital. Questionable judgment Shaun Michaelsen, 41, told police in Jupiter, Florida, he was only try- ing to be a "cool father" when he let a friend's 12-year-old daughter drive his Jeep on June 8. Officer Craig Yo- chum saw the Jeep make an illegal U-turn and speed away, the Associ- ated Press reported, so he followed as the vehicle hit speeds of 85 mph in a 45 mph zone. The underage driver told Yochum that Michaelson, who admitted he had been drinking, told her to drive fast. He was arrested and is being held in the Palm Beach County Jail. Can't possibly be true The Daily Star reports that a 30-year-old man turned up at Zhaoqing First People's Hospital in Guangdong, China, on June 3 suffer- ing from abdominal pain. Doctors performed a series of scans before discovering a freshwater fish in the man's large intestine, the presence of which he explained by saying he had accidently sat on it. "Do you think I'm an idiot?" one of the doctors replied. The spiny fins of the Mozam- bique tilapia had caused ruptures in the man's intestine and had to be removed through his abdomen by surgery, but the man survived the ordeal and recovered. Overreaction Richland County (South Carolina) sheriff's officers are searching for a man and woman who held a Pizza Hut manager at gunpoint on May 29 in Columbia — because they didn't receive the 2-liter bottle of Pepsi they had ordered for delivery with their pie. The manager told WIS the couple entered the restaurant complaining about the delivery, then came behind the counter and as the man held out a gun, the woman removed a bottle of Pepsi from the cooler. Once the goods were in hand, the man put his gun away, and they left the store. Question: What is happening with Fal- lon, Colbert and Kimmel? All three are so political now! Before I go to bed,I just want to be entertained with some light comedy as in the days of Carson, Leno and Letterman. We already get more than enough daily politics. I have tuned out of late night and I am sure many other TV viewers have, too. — Alfred B. Matt Roush: To put this in context, I received this late last week, when the city I live in was under an 8 p.m. curfew and streets across the nation were over- run with protests. So, while this speaks to a bigger issue generally and one I've heard often, especially with someone like Stephen Colbert whose monologues since the last election have been almost entirely political in nature, let's be hon- est: is isn't a funny time. Even Carson and Leno, and certainly Letterman in his prime, would have stepped back during a period of this much turmoil to get seri- ous, and even Fallon stopped being cute last week. In the bigger picture, I know from my mailbag that many people wish the late-night hosts would lighten up and move off politics more often, but to ignore the times we're in would render them irrelevant, and for as many who are turned off, others are drawn to these shows for their ability to inject some wit and humanity amid the polarized out- rage even in quieter weeks. ere's no going back. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to MTV for finally using its pow- ers for good. Instead of flooding the schedule with inane prank shows and reality repeats as usual, the network dedicated the night of June 9 to "True Life Presents: First-Time First Respond- ers," a docu-special shot by two New York City volunteers that showed the hard work and brave hearts of those fighting on the pandemic's front lines. Jeers to "13 Reasons Why" for an unsound plot twist. In the Netflix drama's series finale, struggling junk- ie Justin (the phenomenal Brandon Flynn) was abruptly diagnosed with full-blown AIDS and died, leaving his friends devastated and young fans with a hopeless message that an HIV diagnosis is still a death sentence. ARIES - March 21/April 20 Aries, news from loved ones may catch you off guard, but could nevertheless make you feel excited this week. is is a sign from the universe that some part of life will change. TAURUS - April 21/May 21 is week you may feel like opening your heart to others, Taurus. Show a close friend that you care about him or her, or really further your connection with a romantic partner. GEMINI - May 22/June 21 A busy work schedule may be making things seem more hectic than usual, Gemini. It's easy to become overwhelmed if you do not find strategies to calm your mind each day. CANCER - June 22/July 22 Powerful feelings of affection may build up in you this week, Cancer. You may be taking inventory of how you feel about loved ones. Share grand gestures and loving words. LEO - July 23/Aug. 23 You may get encouragement from an un- likely source this week, Leo. is can inspire you to conduct an in-depth exploration of long-term goals. Embark on a new journey. VIRGO - Aug. 24/Sept. 22 It is alright to feel shy or inhibited this week, Virgo. Uncertainty over long-term plans could be driving these emotions. Once you get your thoughts on paper, you can proceed. LIBRA - Sept. 23/Oct. 23 A desire to add life to your routine could motivate you to find new activities to explore this week, Libra. Infuse your daily schedule with doses of creativity. SCORPIO - Oct. 24/Nov. 22 Scorpio, this week you may feel sentimental and nostalgic. Perhaps you will reminisce about your childhood by looking over old photographs or playing family movies. SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23/Dec. 21 Sagittarius, you feel content with yourself and life this week and that is great. An ability to look within with a practice like meditation may contribute to this serene state of mind. CAPRICORN - Dec. 22/Jan. 20 Figuring out how to resolve issues in a re- lationship may leave you feeling somewhat unsettled, Capricorn. It might be that you do not want to approach sensitive topics. AQUARIUS - Jan. 21/Feb. 18 Excitement about business or work goals might make you feel like taking some dynamic action to promote your ideas to higher ups, Aquarius. You may find a recep- tive audience. PISCES - Feb. 19/March 20 Try collaborating on a fun project this week, Pisces. Check to see if anyone needs assistance if you don't have your own proj- ect in mind. M A G A Z I N E b y , f o r & a b o u t Fayeeville Women

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