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August 11, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM AUGUST 12-18, 2020 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Awesome! A Gwinnett County (Georgia) Sheriff's deputy is recovering at home thanks to three inmates who came to his rescue. The unnamed inmates noticed the deputy didn't seem well as he conducted security checks, the sheriff's office said in a July 28 statement, and then saw him lose consciousness and fall to the floor, "splitting his head open." The inmates began shouting and bang- ing on their doors, which roused the deputy enough that he "thought an inmate needed help and somehow managed to rise to his feet and press the control panel to open cell doors." The inmates rushed out and called for assistance as the deputy lost con- sciousness again, The Gwinnett Daily Post reported. "These inmates had no obligation whatsoever to render aid to a bleeding, vulnerable deputy, but they didn't hesitate," the sheriff's of- fice said. "We're proud of them." The street where you live Concerned friends of Hartford, Connecticut, retiree Victor King contacted police on July 26 when they couldn't reach King, who had recently reported being threatened with a samurai sword by a man he rented a room to, according to an ar- rest warrant. The Hartford Courant reported that first responders arriv- ing at the house on Asylum Avenue found King's body, badly slashed and decapitated. Police began a search for the renter, Jerry David Thompson, who was soon found and arrested, but refused to cooperate with detec- tives, referring them instead to paper- work in his car, indicating he believes himself to be a sovereign citizen and therefore not subject to the law. He was arraigned on July 28 and held on $2 million bail. Latest alarming headlines A roving gang of baboons in Knowsley Safari Park in Merseyside, England, is known to vandalize cars and otherwise alarm visitors, but lately, The Sunday Times reported, they've been seen carrying knives, screwdrivers and a chain saw, which workers believe they've acquired from visitors. "We're not sure if they are being given weapons by some of the guests ... or if they're fishing them out of pickup trucks and vans," an employee said. Park officials have pooh-poohed the reports, saying, "We believe that many of these sto- ries have grown in exaggeration as they've been retold." Question: None of the actresses from "Modern Love" on Prime got nominated in a comedy. Why do you think? —Mike, N.J. Matt Roush: ere are so many re- grettable oversights, and it gets worse each year, it seems, as the number of submissions grows — this year by a full 15% — while the amount of content continues to swell. I imagine many more of these complaints in the near future. So many performers from that wonderful "Modern Love" anthology series could have been recognized (only Dev Patel made the cut) — be- sides Anne Hathaway, who definitely deserved attention as a bipolar roman- tic, I could make an argument for Jane Alexander, Julia Garner, Andrew Scott, John Slattery and Tina Fey — imagine the Emmys giving up a chance to hon- or her — and especially Cristin Milioti in my favorite vignette about the single city dweller and the doorman (Lauren- tiu Possa) who kept watch over her. But then you look at who got nominated in this very competitive category, which favors sketch acts and "Saturday Night Live" guest performers/hosts, and also this year included Bette Midler in "e Politician," Wanda Sykes' terrific cam- eo as Mobs Mabley in "e Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" and Maya Rudolph (one of two nominations) as the Judge in "e Good Place," and what seems like a snub turns out to be an embarrass- ment of riches. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "At Home With Amy Se- daris" for bringing down the house. With gue st stars like Paul Rudd, Jane Krakowski and Ana Gasteyer, the third season of the truTV comedy was a bril- liantly weird mashup of HGTV-type craft shows and surrealist sketch comedy that deserves a statue come Emmy time. Jeers to the Food Network for beating up on Bobby Flay. First, there was his "Beat Bobby Flay" now this month's "Chopped" tournament gives the champ a chance to face off with him in the finale. It's starting to feel like some- one at the network is having too much fun seeing if Flay can stand the heat. ARIES - March 21/April 20 A business associate or romantic partner may make a play for more power this week, Aries. Instead of playing defense, see what happens if you cede some control. TAURUS - April 21/May 21 No matter how tempting the opportunity, do not mix friendship with finances, Taurus. is goes both ways, whether you are asking to borrow money or doing the lending. GEMINI - May 22/June 21 Pressure at work could be mounting and leaving you feeling awfully stressed, Gemini. Now might be the time to take a brief step back and enjoy the respite. CANCER - June 22/July 22 Cancer, you may be inspired to fight the system this week. Be sure you have done all your research before diving in full force. Patience is a virtue, after all. LEO - July 23/Aug. 23 While it may seem like you can mix business and pleasure Leo, there are some complica- tions that you may not anticipate. It's better if you keep things separate. VIRGO - Aug. 24/Sept. 22 Virgo, no matter what you do this week there will be challenges. Embrace any hurdles you need to clear en route to getting the job done well. LIBRA - Sept. 23/Oct. 23 If you do not make a big deal of a difference of opinion then you can work easily with a person whose perspectives differ from your own, Libra. Learn to cooperate. SCORPIO - Oct. 24/Nov. 22 Someone's extreme emotions can turn your weekly schedule on its head, Scorpio. As you help this person through a tough time, keep a cool head and listen. SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23/Dec. 21 Sagittarius, this week loved ones may want to make a big deal about something you are doing. But you're not willing to join the drama parade. Stick to your convictions. CAPRICORN - Dec. 22/Jan. 20 Capricorn, neglecting your work can have far-reaching consequences. So buckle down even though the last thing you want right now is responsibility. AQUARIUS - Jan. 21/Feb. 18 Keep a close eye on the things that you value the most, Aquarius. Keep these things close to your mind and heart and do your best to avoid taking them for granted. PISCES - Feb. 19/March 20 Pisces, you may have a lot of pent up energy his week. Find some creative ways to spend your time and expend your energy. 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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