Up & Coming Weekly

July 21, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JULY 22-28, 2020 UCW 23 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication The continuing crisis The Cheyenne (Nebraska) County Commissioners vented their frus- tration on July 6 over an alarming threat posed by a native species in the state's panhandle. The Scotts- bluff Star-Herald reported that commissioner Philip Sanders told the gathering that prairie dogs had caused almost $3 million in dam- age to 2,600 acres in the county, and pleaded with representatives of the U.S. Department of Agricul- ture: "We have a group here from Lodgepole. Their whole town is being surrounded by prairie dogs, and we heed your help." The county has contracted with the USDA to handle its animal control problems, but Sanders said the lone wildlife specialist charged with the task has been overwhelmed. "I feel like we've let Lodgepole down," Sanders said. "I don't want to eradicate (prairie dogs). ... I get it, but they're out of control." Sign of the times A statue of Christopher Columbus stands in Cleveland's Little Italy neighborhood, but if signers of a pe- tition get their way, it will soon be re- placed by a statue of Chef Boyardee. The petition, signed by hundreds, suggests Ettore (Hector) Boiardi, known for his "food and iconic mustache," would be a much better recipient of Cleveland's love, Cleve- land.com reported. "Boiardi and his brothers built a canned food empire from the ground up," the petition argues, and "during World War II, this company produced canned food for American soldiers 24/7," earning Chef Boyardee a Gold Star in 1946. Surprise! Wynn Hall of Exeter, Nebraska, might have expected to find a few beer cans or old tires at the bottom of his farm pond when he drained it for maintenance on July 3, but he discovered something entirely different: an empty, broken ATM. "I thought, who would throw a re- frigerator or a stove and put it in the pond?" Hall told KOLN. "I took a picture and zoomed in on it and thought, that looks like an ATM." When authorities arrived, they had a good idea of the source of the ma- chine, since one had been stolen recently, but the numbers didn't match up. Hall said he didn't drain the pond last year, but didn't think the ATM had been there too long. "This is by far the strangest and I was really shocked to see it," Hall said. Question: How is "Supernatural" going to film its final two episodes consider- ing that all of the necessary main and supporting actors and production crew will be moving onto newer shows, much less the current COVID-19 restrictions for filming in Vancouver? I'm certain everyone wants to complete the series in a well- deserved fashion, but what if some essential people are not logistically available? — Mark Matt Roush: ese are hard questions to answer until we know just how and when primetime production will get un- derway, and I'm more concerned about how they'll be able to conduct business safely and confidently. But one thing's for sure: "Supernatural" will be a priority for the network and studio, and I as- sume you're referring primarily to Jared Padalecki, who'll move on from playing Sam Winchester to the title character of Walker. Wisely, e CW has announced the reboot of "Walker, Texas Ranger" will not premiere until midseason in January (which could still be wishful thinking), giving ample time for "Super- natural" to finish filming its remaining episodes. Whichever of the rest of the cast and production crew are associated with other projects, I'd think their con- tracts would put finishing "Supernatu- ral" in first position. But again, it's hard to be definitive about anything until the industry gets back on its feet. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Shark Week" and "SharkFest"for taking the perfect bite out of our staycations. Since many of us are avoiding crowded beaches these days, Discovery Chan- nel's and Nat Geo's annual salutes to the ocean's mouthiest residents were even more welcome (and just as scary!) this summer. Jeers to the cancellations of two feel-good shows. Just before the July 4th holiday, NBC axed its uplifting life-after-loss drama "Council of Dads" (with Clive Standen and Emjay Anthony), and e CW gave the boot to the lively Katy Keene. We need these escapes more than ever! ARIES - March 21/April 20 Aries, an opportunity to overcome past injustices or things you may have felt you did wrong presents itself this week. It may arrive out of the blue, but you won't miss it. TAURUS - April 21/May 21 Don't be surprised if an old friend calls you this week and wants to catch up. Expect to reconnect as if no time has passed since your most recent encounter. GEMINI - May 22/June 21 Try developing a project in secret and work- ing out the kinks before you bring others in on the plan, Gemini. Conduct several trial runs before going forward. CANCER - June 22/July 22 Cancer, when people come to you for advice, it can feel gratifying that others revere you for your expertise and knowledge. is validates your insights. LEO - July 23/Aug. 23 Leo, you feel rewarded after helping people, even if you do not get paid for your service. Your naturally generous spirit can be re- warded in different ways. VIRGO - Aug. 24/Sept. 22 Someone understands you without having to say a word, Virgo. is is the person you want to permanently have in your camp. Do what you can to make this possible. LIBRA - Sept. 23/Oct. 23 Financial matters take a positive spin, Libra. is means you can indulge in some creature comforts that may have been out of reach. Enjoy this good fortune. SCORPIO - Oct. 24/Nov. 22 Scorpio, do not be afraid to be passionate at some point this week. Whether it is a pet project or a relationship, approach it with renewed passion. SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23/Dec. 21 Sagittarius, if you are single, now may be a time when you spot someone new in the neighborhood who could be a match. Couples will strengthen their relationships. CAPRICORN - Dec. 22/Jan. 20 You have a method of expressing yourself that garners many admirers, Capricorn. Keep up the good work and allow others to express themselves as well. AQUARIUS - Jan. 21/Feb. 18 Keep a conversation flowing with a lot of great ideas, Aquarius. Avoid falling too far into daydreaming mode so you can serve as the catalyst for great conversation. PISCES - Feb. 19/March 20 Shy away from familiar activities and try something completely new, Pisces. Study something you have always enjoyed or try a new hobby. ALL TOGETHER NOW. We've been hard at work reporting the latest news and informing you about a pandemic that's disrupted everyone's lives. We're proud of our brand of trusted journalism. Now, as our nation looks to reopen, rebound and resurge, our advertising representatives are here to help your business. Hire us to help get your customers back and your employees ready. Nobody cares more about your success than us. No one has an engaged audience like ours. Our growth online, combined with print, is impressive as more readers turn to us for local news. Newspapers are your best investment. We care about local. NEWSPAPER POWER. Print, Digital & Social Solutions for your advertisers. Design by Metro Creative Graphics, Inc. www.upandcomingweekly.com Design by Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.

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