Up & Coming Weekly

October 06, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM OCTOBER 7-13, 2020 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Wait, what? Cynthia Lynn Teeple, 47, of Jacksboro, Tennessee, was charged with public intoxication after Campbell County Sheriff's deputies found her topless in a LaFollette backyard with two miniature hors- es. WLAF reported the homeowner told deputies Teeple had been eat- ing grass and dirt from the horse enclosure, and also chewed on one of the horses' manes. Teeple then volunteered that "the horse's hair is made of Laffy Taffy and Airhead candy," according to the arrest re- port, and admitted she had taken methamphetamine the day before. Bright Ideas Conducting choir practice in- doors was out of the question for Mark Potvin, instructor of music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, given the school's COVID-19 pro- tocols, and finding a space outside posed a challenge until, "I was driving past the city pool," Potvin told KCRG, and "noticed they were draining the pool." Officials at Decorah Park and Rec gave their blessing, and now choir members rehearse while standing in the empty pool, socially distanced and masked. Luther College has five choirs and one of the nation's larg- est collegiate music programs. Least Competent Criminals Three teenage girls in Clinton, Connecticut, have been arrested and charged with stealing a duck after photos of them surfaced on social media, according to police. WTNH reported the girls took a duck named Quackers out of a pen at the Grove Garden Center Nursery, where it was recovering from a raccoon attack, and posted photos of themselves with Quack- ers at the town beach and a house party. The girls were charged with larceny and trespassing. Quack- ers is still missing. Obsessions Akiko Obata, who lives in Chiba Prefecture in Japan, holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of Sampuru, the fake food restaurants use to pro- mote their offerings. After 15 years of collecting, Obata has more than 8,000 individual items filling an entire room in her house. "Replicas are not real food, but I truly respect how each of them are made to look so real," Obata said. Question: I'm worried about the continued existence of e CW as a broadcast network. When you look at expanded broadcast ratings that include all over-the-air networks, e CW regularly finishes below ION TV, UniMas and Telemundo, and sometimes even PBS in the 18-49 daily prime-time ratings. How long can affiliate stations continue airing e CW? —Mike Matt Roush: I've always looked at e CW as less of a network than a distribution system for niche pro- gramming from CBS (now Viacom- CBS) and Warner Bros. (now War- nerMedia). e value to these com- panies is seemingly considerable, and e CW's aggressive emphasis on digital strategies underscores that network performance in terms of live-TV viewing isn't their top priori- ty. All I can say is that e CW doesn't act like a network in final-days mode. ey've actually been airing more original programming this summer (ratings be damned) than many of the big guns. It's almost refreshing to see a network keep renewing shows that seem almost invisible to Nielsen. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "e Vow" for its commit- ment to exposing the NXIVM cult. You will be hooked on the slow- burn suspense of HBO's nine-part docuseries about psycho-babble- spouting "guru" Keith Raniere and the self-help scam he used to create a sex-trafficking ring with the help of, among others, "Smallville" vet Al- lison Mack. Jeers to "e Real Housewives of Potomac" Pile-Ons. Yes, Candiace is a troublemaker who talks trash about everyone. But does every outing on the Bravo series have to deteriorate into a group attack on her? Save the slams so there's enough dirt to stir up at the reunion, ladies! Jeers to Unrenewals. First Netflix re- verses its decision to make a second season of "e Society," then truTV axes Andrea Savage's savagely funny "I'm Sorry" after production on Sea- son 3 had begun. ARIES - March 21/April 20 Aries, whether your mind is buzzing out of control or not, you have to find a way to get everything under control. ere is much you need to accomplish this week. TAURUS - April 21/May 21 Taurus, mornings usually aren't your best time of day. Put off making tough decisions until af- ternoon or later when you have given yourself ample time to charge the brain. GEMINI - May 22/June 21 Difficulties will eventually dissipate as your week progresses, Gemini. You will find you get some relief from what ails you as the days pass by. CANCER - June 22/July 22 Heav y emotional baggage doesn't line up with your free spirit, Cancer. Try to avoid conflict at all costs over the week and you'll find you are much happier for having done so. LEO - July 23/Aug. 23 Prepare for surprises this week, Leo. ey may come from you or someone else. is is an op- portunity to play and have fun. Enjoy it for as long as it lasts. VIRGO - Aug. 24/Sept. 22 Virgo, things seem to be going well for you in many different areas. Clear thinking and con- tained emotions are the keys to your success in all of this. Keep up the good work. LIBRA - Sept. 23/Oct. 23 It may take you a little while to get started this week, Libra. You may feel like you're trying to turn over an engine on a cold morning. But eventually you will find your groove. SCORPIO - Oct. 24/Nov. 22 Scorpio, you want to tackle all of your goals, but you simply take on too much - as is your nature. Step back and prioritize your tasks so you can more easily achieve your goals. SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23/Dec. 21 Tempers may flare when someone criticizes someone you love, Sagittarius. You may want to be a hero, but step back and let things cool down. CAPRICORN - Dec. 22/Jan. 20 Let your dreams linger a bit longer before get- ting out of bed this week, Capricorn. It's okay to indulge in some fantasies. ey may inspire future endeavors. AQUARIUS - Jan. 21/Feb. 18 Find a blend of rational and impulsive behavior, Aquarius. When the scales tip in one direction, you will find it is much easier to tackle what you need to do. PISCES - Feb. 19/March 20 Pisces, sometimes it is best to follow your emo- tions instead of your head as you make plans for the day. Figure out what works best for you. Contributing Writers Wanted Join the Up & Coming team Use your creative talents to promote community events (people, concerts, theater, festivals, sports, etc.) Basic writing and interviewing skills needed Intern opportunities available for college students Contact editor@upandcomingweekly.com (910) 483-6200

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