Up & Coming Weekly

February 07, 2023

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM FEBRUARY 8 - 14, 2023 UCW 21 Follow Us Today! Stay up to date on all the Up & Coming Events in Cumberland County and surrounding areas! LIKE WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Animal Antics Carrier pigeons have been couriers of legitimate and nefarious items for centuries, but officials at the Pacific Institution in Abbotsford, British Columbia, nonetheless were stunned when a gray bird with a tiny backpack landed in a fenced inmate prison yard on Dec. 29. The CBC reported that officers "had to corner it," according to John Randle, Pacific regional president of the Union for Canadian Correctional Officers. "You can imagine how that would look, trying to catch a pigeon." After some time, they were able to grab it and remove the package, which contained about 30 grams of crystal meth. "We've been focusing so much on drone interdiction ... Now we have to look at, I guess, pigeons again," Randle said. They set the little guy free and are investigating its origin. Repeat Offender An unnamed 62-year-old man from Garfield Heights, Ohio, was arrested — for the 70th time — in January after he allegedly stole a shopping cart full of packaged meat to sell to restaurants, WJW- TV reported. The Walmart in South Euclid alerted authorities to the theft; in the parking lot, the thief transferred the goods to a stolen suitcase and threw what wouldn't fit in a dumpster. He told officers he sells the meat half-price to area restaurants. He was booked, again, for theft. It's Come To This Between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 of 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reported a 108% increase in a certain smuggled item at ports of entry, Fox5-TV reported on Jan. 18. It wasn't fentanyl or heroin, though. Seized egg products and poultry were the hot catch as prices soared in the United States. "My advice is, don't bring them over," said CBP supervisory agriculture specialist Charles Payne. Or, he advised, if you do, declare them so you won't be fined. Thirty eggs in Juarez, Mexico, cost $3.40 — a fraction of what they'd cost in the U.S. because of an outbreak of avian flu that forced producers to euthanize 43 million egg-laying hens. ARIES Mar 21/Apr 20 You might feel caught up in a daze this week, Aries. Your mind continues to wander, but your thoughts will settle down soon enough. TAURUS Apr 21/May 21 Make an effort to bring more people onto your side, Taurus. You can't possibly win everyone over, but others might be receptive to your ideas with the right approach. GEMINI May 22/Jun 21 A sit down with a higher-up could be in order soon, Gemini. Explain your attributes and what you have been doing for the company and make an effort to compromise, if necessary. CANCER Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, you are still following through with resolutions to be more organized. Start slowly and build up to bigger projects when you gain confidence in your abilities. LEO Jul 23/Aug 23 Celestial energy has you temporarily doubt - ing your abilities, Leo. Normally you are quite confident in your creativity. Give things a little time to settle down. VIRGO Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, excitement could be on the horizon. Cau - tion is needed, but don't hesitate to embrace the renewed vigor this development inspires. LIBRA Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, this week you may start micromanaging other people without even realizing it. You cer- tainly want things to be in order, but sometimes you have to let others be. SCORPIO Oct 24/Nov 22 Retail therapy has its allure this week, Scorpio. If you must buy, direct your purchasing dollars to- ward a sweetheart for Valentine's Day or another special occasion. SAGITTARIUS Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, ground yourself with the small luxu- ries in your life that bring you joy. is could be the company of friends or cherished mementos. CAPRICORN Dec 22/Jan 20 Misinformation seems to circulate with ease, but don't believe everything you hear this week, Capricorn. You may need to do some fact-check- ing of your own. AQUARIUS Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, you could be tempted to indulge in a little gossip as the rumors start flying this week. Take the high road and resist the urge to join in. PISCES Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, if you feel a little off your game this week, find a friend who can offer you a pep talk. at's all you need to bounce back. 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) 484-6200

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