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December 15, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM DECEMBER 16-22, 2020 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Turnabout is Fair Play An unnamed hunter near the Czech Republic village of Horni Plana contacted police in late No- vember after a deer startled by the man's dogs charged him, snagging his .22-caliber rifle on its antlers be- fore running into the woods, United Press International reported. The gun was unloaded, and police said another hunter saw the stag more than a half-mile away with the rifle still hanging from its antlers. Bright Ideas A Washington State Patrol of- ficer pulled over a motorist on I-90 near North Bend on Nov. 30 after noticing the vehicle's "super dim" headlights, patrol spokesman Rick Johnson told CNN. Closer inspec- tion revealed the driver had duct- taped flashlights to the front of his vehicle to replace the headlights, which had been damaged in a crash. Flashlights-as-headlights are illegal in Washington because they don't provide enough brightness, Johnson said, adding that the driver also had a suspended license. Awesome! The British Museum on Dec. 9 announced that among the histori- cal finds it has registered this year was a cache of 63 gold coins dat- ing from the reign of Henry VIII, dug up by a family weeding their garden in New Forest. The coins, totaling 24 pounds and equivalent to more than $18,000 in today's dol- lars, were probably buried around 1540, The Guardian reported. The museum has experienced an in- crease in garden finds this year, as Treasure Registrar Ian Richardson said people are spending more time in their gardens, "resulting in com- pletely unexpected archaeological discoveries." Names in the News A newly elected local councilman in Ompundja, Namibia, is assuring constituents that he has no plans for world domination, despite his unfortunate name: Uunona Adolf Hitler. The 54-year-old, who prefers to be called Mr. Uunona, told a Ger- man news website that his father named him without an understand- ing of the Nazi leader, Sky News reported. Namibia is a former Ger- man colony, so many streets, places and people have German names. "It was a perfectly normal name for me when I was a kid," Uunona said. Question: I've never heard of the quiz show "e Chase," which is being remade with former Jeopar- dy! champions Ken Jennings, James Holzhauer and Brad Rutter. I get why ABC would want to be in busi- ness with these three based on the success they had with the "Greatest of All Time" tournament. Although it was exciting to watch them go against each other because they play the game at such a high level, I think the fact that it was "Jeop- ardy!" was a bigger deal than their personalities. Your thoughts? — Jake Matt Roush: I don't imagine ABC is expecting ratings approach- ing the GOAT tournament. But I can't blame the network, or these players, for trying to milk another proverbial 15 minutes of game- show infamy while they can. As most game-show fans no doubt know, before his staggeringly suc- cessful run on "Jeopardy!," Hol- zhauer appeared as a contestant on "e Chase" during its Game Show Network run in 2014. In the new version, the three "Jeopardy!" champs will take turns in the role of "the Chaser," as the fearsome trivia expert who will try to block new players as they try to wrack up money by answering a flurry of questions (estimated at up to 166 per episode). It's no "Jeopardy!," but what is? I'd certainly give the new "Chase" a shot if this were your kind of show. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Jingle Jangle" for jin- gling into our hearts. Full of hope and holiday cheer, Netflix's musi- cal about a disenchanted inven- tor (Forest Whitaker) reinspired by his delightful granddaughter (Madalen Mills) is an uplifting insta-classic we need now more than ever. Jeers to "e Crown's" Royal Snub. For all the pomp of Net- flix's sovereignty soap, it's a bit daft that while Season 4 shows the lead-up to the historic wedding of Charles (Josh O'Connor) and Di- ana (Emma Corrin), they skip the main event. ARIES - March 21/April 20 It is time to make some new connections, Aries. Invite someone you trust to take the lead for a change instead of you running the show. You may enjoy the break. TAURUS - April 21/May 21 Taurus, you may find yourself taking more risks and acting more boldly. Tr y public speaking or ask to helm a new project. GEMINI - May 22/June 21 Reality will not be nearly as exciting as you hope it to be this week, Gemini. You may have to offset things a bit by watching movies or reading books for a great escape. CANCER - June 22/July 22 Cancer, messages from friends or family mem - bers could reach you this week. Expect some exciting news about a reunion of sorts. It's a good time for communication. LEO - July 23/Aug. 23 You might be tempted to break up with some- one or put a friendship on ice, Leo. Maybe your feelings were hurt or there was a misunder- standing. ink before acting. VIRGO - Aug. 24/Sept. 22 Virgo, when one door closes another opens, and you will find this to be true this week. A cycle comes to a close and something entirely new will come your way. LIBR A - Sept. 23/Oct. 23 Libra, your empathy for others is ramped up this week as you help the less fortunate. Con- sider all ways you can provide assistance. SCORPIO - Oct. 24/Nov. 22 Remember the people who have helped you along the way, Scorpio. Give thanks to ever yone who has supported you in any and all endeavors. SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23/Dec. 21 It can be challenging for you to be as productive as you want to be, Sagittarius. For some reason your focus keeps being drawn elsewhere. Hun - ker down and concentrate. CAPRICORN - Dec. 22/Jan. 20 Capricorn, a reason to throw an intimate party will present itself in the days ahead. Keep it small and write up a guest list of those closest to you. AQUARIUS - Jan. 21/Feb. 18 is week you learn a new skill or something relating to electronics commands your atten- tion, Aquarius. is can put you in good spirits as you figure out ways to apply what you learn. PISCES - Feb. 19/March 20 Pisces, you may find that you are mixing business with pleasure. Just be careful to follow the rules if you're thinking of a workplace romance. Contributing Writers Wanted Join the Up & Coming team Contact editor@upandcomingweekly.com (910) 483-6200 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

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