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July 07, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JULY 8-14, 2020 UCW 17 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Complaint department Car buyer Da Tong Yang of Rich- mond, British Columbia, became so frustrated with his local Mercedes- Benz dealership that in January he flew to the company's headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, to seek help. Yang bought his wife, Guifang Huo, a brand-new S550 in 2017, partially be- cause he believed the $155,000 car to be one of the safest vehicles available, but a year later, the couple claimed, the steering wheel locked, causing the car to nearly crash into a concrete wall. Mercedes-Benz said an "internal elec- trical issue" was at fault and assured the couple it was fixed. Yang wasn't convinced, demanded his money back or a replacement car, then sued the company when it declined. The case has languished in court, prompting Yang's trip to Stuttgart in early June "to find justice, not only for him but also for other drivers," he told the Rich- mond News. Despite his personal ap- pearance, litigation is still underway. The litigious society The Tampa Bay Times reports that Kris Hedstrom of Odessa, Flor- ida, filed suit against her neighbor, Heather Dayner, in late May, de- manding a paternity test for the five goats she purchased from Dayner or a full refund. Hedstrom bought the five Nigerian Dwarf goats — Bella, Gigi, Rosie, Zelda and Margoat — in December, paying $900, and expected to register them with the American Dairy Goat Association, according to the lawsuit. Registered goats have higher value than nonreg- istered goats. But the ADGA denied Hedstrom's application because Dayner is not a member of the orga- nization, and Dayner now accuses Hedstrom of trespassing on her farm and harassing her with calls to the police. "She's been a nightmare of a neighbor," Dayner said. Dayner plans to represent herself in court in July. Ironic Researchers at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia, have made an unexpected discovery in their study of the endangered night parrot, one of only two nocturnal parrot species in the world: It has poor night vision. The night parrot lives in Australia's outback and differs from the other nocturnal parrot, New Zealand's kakapo, which has lost its ability to fly, ABC reported. "The night parrot still flies, and there lies the problem of the bird running into things," said Dr. Vera Weisbecker, which may be contributing to its decline. Question: Are all the TV networks done picking up their shows for next season? — Mike Matt Roush: Not hardly. Most of the press releases announcing the tentative new fall lineups from the networks included a line about how more series pickups will be announced later. More than with near- ly any other season in memory, every- thing should be looked at as a best-case scenario in case production can actually resume on most shows this summer, and that's a pretty big if. With pilot season also disrupted by the pandemic, there are almost certainly going to be more shows announced along the way, once the development process is allowed to continue. And so far, all of the shows that have been announced as canceled are staying that way, though in this environ- ment, who knows how things are going to play out? Question: I'm curious about the actor who played Hamish Goames on Nat Geo's "Barksins." Was he Richard III in Starz's "e White Queen?" — Carol Matt Roush: Good catch. e Welsh ac- tor Aneurin Barnard was Richard in that historical drama, and he can also be seen in the 2016 miniseries version of "War and Peace," and he appeared opposite a pre-Killing Eve Jodie Comer in the BBC mystery "irteen." To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to Disney for bringing "Hamil- ton" home. Not one to miss their shot, the studio relocated the filmed performance of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony- winning Broadway hit from a 2021 theatrical re- lease to its Disney+ streaming service just in time for Fourth of July weekend. Unlike Angelica Schuyler (Renée Elise Golds- berry), we are very satisfied. Jeers to Marvel's "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." for saving its best for last. After six OK-ish seasons, the ABC drama is going out with a banging, format-busting Season 7 that has seen Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Co. jump through time, serve up a clever noir episode and make us hope for a last- minute renewal. ARIES - March 21/April 20 Aries, you are a master of turning the tides very quickly. You may need to do so as you face an unforeseen challenge this week. Roll your sleeves up and get to work. TAURUS - April 21/May 21 Communication with others seems to be go- ing well and you have a full social calendar, Taurus. is will boost your self-esteem and possibly propel you toward new goals. GEMINI - May 22/June 21 Don't feel like you need to make sense of ev- erything all of the time, Gemini. Sometimes things will work themselves out and will become more clear with time. CANCER - June 22/July 22 Relating to others can sometimes be difficult for you, Cancer. You tend to see things more deeply and emotionally than others. Afford others the chance to express themselves. LEO - July 23/Aug. 23 Finding a comfortable point in a relation- ship may take some time, Leo. But once you are there, it will feel like this was the course from the beginning. Just have a little patience. VIRGO - Aug. 24/Sept. 22 You may be full of fast-paced energy this week, Virgo. is is an extension of your lively, upbeat nature. You can make tremen- dous career strides with very little effort. LIBRA - Sept. 23/Oct. 23 Do not hesitate to take advantage of an op- portunity or it could cost you, Libra. Push your indecisiveness to the side once and for all and jump in. SCORPIO - Oct. 24/Nov. 22 Scorpio, you are currently in a great place to make a significant move in your life. You have what it takes to make a push toward big goals. Opportunities come from all angles. SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23/Dec. 21 It may take some time to rally from a physical slump, Sagittarius. Once you've committed to a fitness routine, expect a learning curve until you get into the swing of things. CAPRICORN - Dec. 22/Jan. 20 Someone might be trying to ruffle your feathers by invading your personal space, Capricorn. Set the boundaries politely but effectively. Don't give in to childish behavior. AQUARIUS - Jan. 21/Feb. 18 Aquarius, things may be moving more quickly than you are comfortable with right now. If you need to slow the pace, put on the brakes and explain why to others. PISCES - Feb. 19/March 20 Pisces, now is the perfect time to start a work-at-home routine or take a pre-existing situation to the next level. Productivity is booming. know in the stay www.upandcomingweekly.com We can help you learn what is happening in and around Fayetteville! In print and online! 208 Rowan St. 910.484.6200

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