Up & Coming Weekly

April 13, 2021

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM APRIL 14-20, 2021 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication April Fools An April Fools' Day prank went wrong in Wichita, Kansas, on ... April 1, KWCH-TV reported, when Arnthia Willis, 58, called her daughter that morning and said she'd been shot. The Wichita Police and Fire departments and Sedgwick County EMS responded to the address given, but discovered no one was there. They later found Arnthia in suburban Derby and ar- rested her for an unlawful request for emergency service assistance. Cheating Fool Michael Boatman, 41, discovered by two sheriff's deputies wandering down the street at 1 a.m. in Spartanburg, South Carolina, wearing only a "clear bag over his genitals" on April 1, told the officers he was doing a "walk of shame" in penance for cheating on his wife, according to an incident report. The Smoking Gun reported Boatman, who was smoking marijuana, accord- ing to the report, also allegedly told of- ficers he had taken methamphetamine earlier. Boatman briefly tried to run away from officers, police said, but was captured and arrested for inde- cent exposure, among other offenses. Everyone's a Critic Jason Harvey, 50, of Romford, Eng- land, has been fined about $3,800 after his east London town council received 150 complaints from neighbors about his Saturday-night karaoke parties. "It has been a nightmare," said one neighbor. "It was so loud, and his sing- ing was terrible." Noise officers told the Evening Standard they received specific complaints about Harvey's covers of Dire Straits' "Sultans of Swing" and Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's "Islands in the Stream." Har- vey, who said he would appeal the fine, defended his voice: "I admit I'm no singer, but I have a go. I would have a couple of people over and they loved all that." Unexpected Diagnosis Kent Ryan Tomao, 25, of Kidapawan City, Philippines, has experienced pain in his chest during cold weather ever since he was stabbed by some teenagers on his way home from work in January 2020. Inquirer.net reported on March 24 that a recent X-ray taken as part of Tomao's application for a mining job revealed the source: a 4-inch knife blade buried in his chest, just inches from his lungs. Tomao told local media he had "no idea there is a knife in my chest" and now "I am just seeking help so it can be removed." Question: I have to say that the COVID story line with Meredith on "Grey's Anat- omy" is getting boring. Do you think Hol- lywood overestimated the length of the pandemic and didn't see the optimism that is now growing in our country? — Steve Matt Roush: When the pandemic is tru- ly behind us, it will be interesting to look back at how shows did and didn't ad- dress the pandemic. For those who de- cided to go all in, like "Grey's," the thing to remember is that we're not watching their world in real time, and produc- tion and scheduling hiatuses further impeded the show's ability to accelerate the storytelling. at said, I'm weary as well of Meredith in her Banana Republic "safe space" in Malibu limbo and hope she comes out of it soon. I get that many of us are experiencing an extreme case of COVID exhaustion, but of all genres, a medical drama should be allowed to explore the impact of COVID on its staff thoroughly. However we choose to react to that is up to the viewer, but I can't criticize them for the effort. It seems to me that the producers of these shows had to be aware of the development and imminent distribution of the vaccine while these episodes were being pro- duced. But as we know, it's not the end of the story quite yet, and I imagine we'll see the vaccine play into some of these narratives at some point. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "FBI" for investigating un- conscious bias within its ranks. In the tense and timely episode, Egyptian- born Special Agent Omar "OA" Zidan (Zeeko Zaki) boldly took his superiors to task — and put the very real problem of racial profiling under the spotlight- -after they wrongfully assumed a car- bombing case was tied to the Muslim community. Jeers to "e Crew" for being the pits. Kevin James is such an affable enter- tainer that his everyman charms should have kept Netflix's NASCAR sitcom on track. Sadly, the thundering laugh track and sophomoric jokes we could see coming from a mile away caused the whole thing to run out of gas. ARIES - March 21/April 20 Aries, if you feel like ever y day is the same thing, then figure out a way to add some spark to the week. Invite friends for an adventure or embrace a new hobby. TAURUS - April 21/May 21 Taurus, find ways to entertain your family and yourself without breaking the bank. Recre - ational centers and parks are often free and have many possibilities. GEMINI - May 22/June 21 Gemini, explore more creative pursuits in the days to come. You can find many great ideas and starter kits for arts and crafts projects at your local craft store. CANCER - June 22/July 22 Don't pressure yourself into taking on more than you can handle, Cancer. Even though you may feel up to the challenge, there's no shame in accepting help. LEO - July 23/Aug. 23 Leo, this week you may find yourself looking inward, which is not necessarily the norm for you. Tr y connecting with others as it may do you some good.. VIRGO - Aug. 24/Sept. 22 A new relationship could start this week, Virgo. Just be yourself and you will likely find that ever ything will work out for the best. LIBR A - Sept. 23/Oct. 23 Financial uncertainty has you rethinking things this week, Libra. Just be sure you are not being penny wise but dollar foolish. Make cuts across the board. SCORPIO - Oct. 24/Nov. 22 Scorpio, when another person confides in you, it is up to you to keep his or her secret, unless you believe doing so would be harmful to that person. Maintain your trustworthy reputation. SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23/Dec. 21 Sagittarius, don't rush ahead on a project, even if you think you are ready to move forward. Give it a few more days of careful consideration before diving right in. CAPRICORN - Dec. 22/Jan. 20 Capricorn, as tedious as research can be, it is ultimately necessar y if you are planning a big move or a change in your financial situation. Seek professional advice, if necessar y. AQUARIUS - Jan. 21/Feb. 18 Aquarius, some details are still up in the air about a potential trip or adventure. But that doesn't mean you can't get excited about the prospects PISCES - Feb. 19/March 20 Pisces, if you are being too critical of yourself, change your way of thinking. Others do not view you in the same manner.

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