Up & Coming Weekly

September 19, 2017

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SEPTEMBER 20 - 26, 2017 UCW 31 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE STAR TREK: DISCOVERY will launch Sunday, Sept. 24, on CBS — 50 years af- ter it first premiered "STAR TREK: DISCOVERY" will launch Sunday, Sept. 24 with a broadcast pre- miere that night on the CBS Television Network airing 8:30-9:30 p.m. "Star Trek," one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns to television 50 years after it first premiered with "STAR TREK: DISCOVERY." e series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions while embrac- ing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dream- ers and doers. e 15-episode season will be released in two chapters: the first eight episodes will run from Sunday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 5, and the second chapter will resume in January 2018. ABC will premiere its new series "e Good Doctor" on Monday, Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie High- more), a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, relocates from a quiet country life to join the prestigious St. Bo- naventure hospital's surgical unit. Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, his only advocate, Dr. Aaron Glassman (Richard Schiff ), challenges the skepticism and prejudices of the hospital's board and staff when he brings him in to join the team. Shaun will need to work harder than he ever has before as he navigates his new environment and relationships to prove to his colleagues that his extraor- dinary medical gifts will save lives. e series also stars Antonia omas, Nicho- las Gonzalez, Chuku Modu, Beau Garrett, Hill Harper and Tamlyn Tomitai. NBC begins its new season Monday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. with a two-hour telecast of the blind auditions for season 13 of "e Voice," which features new coach Jennifer Hudson, as well as the return of coaches Miley Cyrus, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Photo credit: James Demmock/CBS NEWS OF THE WEIRD by CHUCK SHEPPARD Cultural Diversity The Japanese funeral industry demonstrated its forward thinking on Aug. 23 when practitioners gathered for the Life Ending Industry Expo in Tokyo. Among the displays was a humanoid robot named Pepper who can conduct a Buddhist funeral, complete with chanting and tapping a drum. Pepper is a collaboration between SoftBank and Nissei Eco Co., which wrote the chanting software. Michio Inamura, Nissei's executive adviser, said the robot could step in when priests are not available. [Reuters, 8/23/2017] In Iran, the education department has banned people who are considered "ugly" from being teachers. The list of conditions and features that prevent one from being a teacher includes facial moles, acne, eczema, scars and crossed eyes. Also on the list of unsavory conditions are cancer, bladder stones or color- blindness, none of which can be observed by others. [Metro News, 8/25/2017] FAN-antic Jeffrey Riegel, 56, of Port Republic, New Jersey, left 'em laughing with his obituary's parting shot at the Philadelphia Eagles. In it, Riegel asked that eight Eagles players act as pallbearers, "so the Eagles can let me down one last time." Riegel owned season tickets for 30 years, during which the Eagles never won a Super Bowl. [Associated Press, 8/24/2017] Your Cold, Cold Heart A police officer on maternity leave was ticketed and fined 110 pounds after she pulled her car into a bus stop in west London to help her newborn baby, who was choking in the back seat. Rebecca Moore, 31, of Aylesbury, said her son, Riley, was "going a deep shade of red in the face, his eyes were bulging and watering, and he was trying to cough but was struggling." Moore appealed the fine, but the Harrow Council rejected her appeal, as did the London Tribunals. "The law about stopping in bus stops is exactly the same everywhere in London," a council spokeswoman said. "You can't do it." [Metro News, 8/25/2017] Copyright 2017 Chuck Sheppard ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 is week you may be very interested in technology, Aries. is interest could spur the purchase of a new technological device that you have had your eyes on for some time. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Friends may be surprised to hear you requesting things, Taurus, since you're not usually one to ask for help. It is okay to need some assistance this week to get by. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, you may need to ask yourself some difficult questions this week if you plan to map out more of your future. If you're looking for adventure, the goals will be different from stability. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Try to show others this week that you are a thoughtful person who has many life experiences to share, Cancer. Try to assert yourself in a calm but effective way. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, trust the people you love and your close friends. ere is a good reason why you hang in certain social circles. It's not the time to doubt your alliances. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Self-confidence and enthusiasm helps you to be a natural-born leader this week, Virgo. Show coworkers just how much you can handle and they'll take a step back. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, changes to your financial status may have you looking at various ways to cut costs or ways to splurge. Research all of the possibilities before making drastic changes. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 ere are many changes waiting to unfold in your personal life, Scorpio. Take the time to listen to what the stars are trying to tell you and make the best decisions. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Bringing together people and socializing is what you desire this week, Sagittarius. erefore, why not host a party or organize a night out with friends? CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 It is important not to let others make decisions for you, Capricorn. If you feel strongly about something, speak up for yourself and others will notice your assertiveness. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Someone close to you may be having difficulties he or she is not able to verbalize, Aquarius. Be patient with this person and help work through all of the angles. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, when you act as a leader your behaviors may be different from others around you. It is okay to stand out for the right reasons. Chuck Sheppard

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