Up & Coming Weekly

August 15, 2017

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AUGUST 16 - 22, 2017 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE Question: We just finished the last episode of "Ozark." Is Netflix planning a second chapter? ere are lots of unanswered questions. — Jetty Matt Roush: No announcement has been made yet, but it's hard to imagine there won't be a second season. It may have to wait a bit, as a new season of "Arrested Development," also starring Jason Bate- man, is reportedly about to start pro- duction for Netflix. ey aren't likely to abandon a show with this much buzz. Question: Can you tell me why "NCIS" has never, as far as I know, received any Emmy nomination for their excellent work? — Mary Matt Roush: A perennial question, and a constant reminder that the Emmys, more than ever in this fragmented age of so much TV, is not a popularity con- test. "NCIS" is a hugely successful TV show and global brand, but mainstream formula-TV hit shows rarely figure into awards recognition. "NCIS" has received many People's Choice Award nomina- tions over the years, but outside of stunt nominations, only a guest performance by Charles Durning in 2005 ever made the Emmy cut. In another era, when the Big ree/Four broadcast networks were the only game in town, it might have been a different story. In this case, mass fandom and a financial windfall are the real rewards. by Damian Holbrook Cheers to "Doctor Who" for remedying a preexisting condition. For years, fans have wondered why there's never been a female Doctor, so huzzah to the Time Lord for getting with the times when Jodie Whittaker replaces Peter Capaldi after his run in the TARDIS. Cheers to "Days Of Our Lives" for hook- ing a real livewire! It was just announced that fan fave Louise Sorel will be return- ing to the soap as Vivian Alamain, the nutty nasty who was last seen leaving Sa- lem back in 2011. Happy Days indeeed! Jeers to "Broad City" for the delay. e show's new season was originally slated to return this month, but now we have to wait until mid- September for Abbi Ja- cobson and Ilana Glazer's blazing- sharp sitcom. Hey, Comedy Central...we're not laughing. NEWS OF THE WEIRD by CHUCK SHEPPARD Entrepreneurial Spirit First bikes, then cars ... now umbrellas. Maybe. Sharing E Umbrella hit the streets of 11 Chinese cities in April with more than 300,000 umbrellas for rent from subway and bus stations. Unfortunately, the company's founder, Zhao Shuping, didn't provide instructions about returning the rentals after use, and most of the umbrellas have disappeared. Zhao noted his mistake, saying, "Umbrellas are different from bicycles. ... With an umbrella you need railings or a fence to hang it on." He plans to replenish his stock with 30 million umbrellas nationwide by the end of the year. [The Straits Times, 7/7/2017] Under the Influence Police in Slidell, Louisiana, stopped a "car full of drunks" on July 8 and arrested the driver for driving while intoxicated. The car's passengers rode home in a taxi, but one of the women then drove back to the police station to bail out the driver. Slidell officers arrested the woman for DWI, and she joined her friend in jail. "Lesson of the day," Slidell officers posted on their Facebook page: "Don't drive drunk to a police station in order to bail out your drunk friend!" [United Press International, 7/11/2017] Now You Have Our Attention Drivers speeding down Bedford Street in Lakeville, Massachusetts, may touch the brakes when they spot a parked police cruiser at the side of the road. But the "vehicle," a plywood and aluminum sign painted to look like a Crown Victoria black-and-white, is a ruse perpetrated by resident Kelly Tufts to get drivers to slow down. Tufts parks the "car" in his driveway, especially on weekends, to protect dogs and kids from speeding traffic. "We've had some people give us the one finger," Tufts said. "If it was their neighborhood, they'd enjoy it." [Boston 25 News, 7/11/2017] Bright Ideas Why hire moving professionals for just one appliance? A man in Brisbane, Australia, gamely tried transporting his full-size refrigerator on a Queensland Rail car in April. He first rolled the fridge, strapped to a handcart, onto an elevator to the train platform. Shortly after guiding it into the train carriage, the man and his icebox were removed from the car by transit officers, who wrote him a $252 ticket. Apparently, his item would not fit under a seat, in an overhead rack or in a designated storage area, as Queensland Rail rules specify. [The Courier Mail, 7/11/2017] Copyright 2017 Chuck Sheppard ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you see the wisdom in someone else's idea and you are willing to go along for the ride. Express your support and your utmost confidence in this person and his or her idea. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, it is unwise to make any impulsive commitments or decisions right now. Too many things are in flux, and you have to work through all the scenarios for a little bit longer. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 e key to creating some spark in your love life this week is through your social life, Gemini. Spend time with an eclectic group of friends who can offer a new experience. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, exercise patience in regards to a financial situation in the coming months. Patience may pay off if you can simply wait things out. Lean on a loved one for support. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you might have your mind set on a vacation to an exotic location. If that is your ultimate goal, work toward making it a possibility in the near future. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, even though you know what needs to get done, you may experience difficulty adhering to a schedule. Look to a friend to get you back on course. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Keep a spouse's or special someone's feelings in mind before making a decision that impacts you both, Libra. Otherwise, you risk damaging the relationship. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, this week you may get the chance to revisit an issue from your past. Use the opportunity wisely, as second chances are rare and this is a unique opportunity. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Sagittarius, although you may appear reserved on the surface, underneath it all the wheels are turning in your mind at a rapid pace. You have plans you're not yet willing to share. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 A calm demeanor may help you get through a situation unscathed, Capricorn. Try not to attract any attention right now and everything should be fine. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Aquarius, coworkers may demand more from you this week, but you don't really have the time for extra work. Find someone who can share in some of these additional tasks. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Every action carries extra weight this week, Pisces. People may be watching you more closely, so exercise caution. Chuck Sheppard

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