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August 04, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM AUGUST 5-11, 2020 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Suspicions confirmed Andrea Balbi, president of the Gondola Association in Venice, Italy, announced on July 22 that the orga- nization is reducing the maximum capacity allowed on the iconic boats from six persons to five, CNN report- ed. The change comes not because of social distancing, but because "over the last 10 years or so, tourists weigh more," Balbi said. He noted that heavier loads often mean the boats take on water, which makes it harder for the gondoliers to navigate in heavy traffic. "Going forward with over half a ton of meat on board is dangerous," remarked Raoul Roveratto, president of an association for substitute gondoliers. Bright ideas Farm families in Botswana living beside the Chobe River have long battled herds of elephants that often pass through their fields at night, trampling crops as they move toward the river. Barking dogs and fences have failed to stop the elephants, the BBC reported on July 7, but farmers are having remarkable success with a new weapon: disco lights. Scientists from Elephants Without Borders placed solar-powered strobe lights that flash color patterns along the sides of fields elephants are known to walk through, frightening the el- ephants away. One farmer reported that before he had lights, "I had more elephants raid ... but in these two seasons with lights I have harvested successfully." "Incorrigibel" Robert Berger, 25, of Huntington, New York, was scheduled to be sen- tenced last October after pleading guilty to possession of a stolen Lexus and attempting to steal a truck, but in an effort to avoid jail, he tried faking his own death, prosecutors charged on July 21. The scheme, they said, unraveled when authorities dis- covered a spelling error and incon- sistencies in the font styles and sizes on the fake death certificate submit- ted by his lawyer. Further, The As- sociated Press reports, while Berger was "dead," he was arrested in Phila- delphia for providing a false identity to police and stealing from a Catholic college. "It will never cease to amaze me the lengths some people will go to to avoid being held accountable on criminal charges," Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said. "It's never a good idea to submit phony documents to the dis- trict attorney." Question: With the coronavirus epidemic and social distancing, will there be any new TV episodes this fall? — C. Brown Matt Roush: A fair and simply put question, but it's an impossible one to address simply, if at all, at this moment in time. ere will be a semblance of a fall schedule, but how many returning scripted favorites will be back in business by the traditional premiere weeks of late September and early October remains to be seen. Given the dire current situation across much of the country as we inch toward August, when most productions would be underway, I'd expect we'll see a significant delay in getting new episodes ready for air on many prime-time shows as they figure out how to proceed with rigorous safety protocols among other complicating factors. Question: With Jimmy Kimmel taking the summer off of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," do you think it's real/legit, or he's just taking 2-3 weeks off? My guess is that it's ulti- mateley ABC's decision. Have you heard anything? — A. R. Matt Roush: I see no reason to find any- thing sinister in Jimmy's summer hiatus. ere's a long tradition — maybe not so much in recent times — of guest hosts filling in for the star, though maybe not quite of this duration, but it's not really as revolutionary as it might seem. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "United We Fall" for present- ing a united parental front. Even though ABC's latest comedy is a classic case of "big lug hubby and hot wife," it's refresh- ing to see a frazzled married couple — lik- ably played by Will Sasso and Christina Vidal Mitchell — who actually seem to like each other. Now that is a modern family. Jeers to Netflix for being a menace to "e Society" fans. Reminiscent of "Lord of the Flies," the creepy sci-fi series about a group of teens (the cast includes Kristine Froseth and Jose Julian) trapped in their small town after all the adults have van- ished, was renewed more than a year ago, but there are still no new episodes. Don't tell us those disappeared too! ARIES - March 21/April 20 It is time to relax in regard to your profes- sional life, Aries. If you're out of a job, your luck could turn any day now. If you're em- ployed, a promotion may be on the horizon. TAURUS - April 21/May 21 It is time to reorganize your priorities if you have not been having any fun. Spend some time with a significant other or engage in a hobby rather than doing chores. GEMINI - May 22/June 21 Family matters could be a cause for concern this week, Gemini. A relative needs your assistance immediately and you will have to push other things aside to make the time. CANCER - June 22/July 22 Cancer, focus your attention on the things you are grateful for. Shifting thoughts to the positive can really improve your mood and upcoming outcomes. LEO - July 23/Aug. 23 Working together is a roadmap for success. Embrace the spirit of cooperation and oth- ers will soon follow suit. Your goals will be within reach in no time. VIRGO - Aug. 24/Sept. 22 Do not fixate on your shortcomings, Virgo. Instead, think about all of the qualities you love about yourself this week. is will boost your confidence and improve your mood. LIBRA - Sept. 23/Oct. 23 Libra, you are used to being the center of your social circle. But take a step back and allow others to share the spotlight with you. You will be glad you did. SCORPIO - Oct. 24/Nov. 22 Scorpio, you perform great under pressure, but too much intense focus can cause you to burn out at a rapid pace. Try dialing it back this week. SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23/Dec. 21 ese next few weeks are an opportunity to develop personal relationships and get in touch with your emotions, Sagittarius. ink about taking a break. CAPRICORN - Dec. 22/Jan. 20 If others are opposed to your beliefs or ideas you may need to reconsider your presenta- tion. Accept others' perspectives, but forge ahead with what is important to you. AQUARIUS - Jan. 21/Feb. 18 Aquarius, there's nothing you can do right now to stop change, so you're better off embracing things as they come. Do not swim against the tide right now. Save your energy. PISCES - Feb. 19/March 20 Trouble may be developing with a partner- ship that is important to your career, Pisces. Do not give up and walk away. Find a resolution pronto. ALL TOGETHER NOW. 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