Up & Coming Weekly

October 10, 2017

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OCTOBER 11 - 17, 2017 UCW 35 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE Question: With regard to the Emmys, whether someone is pro-Trump or anti- Trump, they should be able to admire a clever political barb when it's offered. But don't you feel that TV as a mass medium is shooting itself in the foot by being overwhelmingly one-sided? When you're worried about maintaining your audience, why alienate half of it on tele- vision's showcase event? — Rick Matt Roush: I figure that my politics (while hardly a secret, and you can prob- ably figure out my leanings from my taste in television — which is the real point of this column) is no one else's business, though I also don't buy the argument that the Emmys' flat ratings have that much to do with the political humor dished out during the show. (More likely, the masses would rather watch football than a self-congratulatory ceremony honoring shows in which they've no rooting interest.) Of course I often hear from those who wish Hollywood types would exercise more discretion at events like these, but in this case and this year in particular, there's no avoiding the fact that, as Ste- phen Colbert joked, the president is and has been the biggest of TV stars (with an opinion on the Emmys from his past as a blustery Apprentice also-ran), and what- ever one's value system, or lack thereof, he's a ripe object for satire and comment and can give as good as he gets, for bet- ter or worse. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. by Damian Holbrook Cheers to Lena Waithe and Donald Glover for making history. "Master of None's" Waithe became the first black woman to ever score Outstanding Writing for a Comedy, while "Atlanta's" Lead Comedy Actor champ Glover also became the first black man to win a di- recting statue in the category. Let's say it together: It's about time! Cheers to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for winning the most popular vote. e "Veep" star sauntered off with her sixth consecutive Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy award, which now makes JLD the record-holder for most wins by an actor playing the same role. Jeers to Sean Spicer for going Hol- lywood. After months of trashing the media, President Trump's press secre- tary tried to rehab his image with a bit clowning on his history of alternate facts. Mostly it just resulted in him looking like a clown. NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Audacious Kristi Lyn Goss, 44, former administrative assistant to the Garland County (Arkansas) judge, went all out when she racked up about $200,000 worth of debt on the county credit card between 2011 and May 2016, according to The Hot Springs (Arkansas) Sentinel-Record. Among the many items Goss purchased on the county's account were tickets to Arkansas Razorbacks games, sequined throw pillows and a tuxedo for her dog. Goss pleaded guilty on Sept. 11 to six felony fraud counts; her sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 22. Garland County Judge Rick Davis issued a statement at Goss's arrest noting that he had "inherited" her from a former judge. [Hot Springs Sentinel-Record, 9/13/2017] Campaign Follies Incumbent mayoral candidate Charles Pender erected his campaign signs in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on Aug. 30, but when he woke up on Aug. 31, he found that they had been vandalized — with hot dogs. CBC News reported that someone had cut round holes in the signs and inserted hot dogs to look as if Pender was smoking a cigar. Pender called it "minor mischief" but noted that the signs are expensive. He called the police, but he feels it's unlikely the frank bandit will be caught. He hopes to turn the incident into a good laugh with a "bun-raiser" later in the election season. [CBC News, 9/11/2017] Recalculating ... Well, it WAS dark ... Gabriel Bishop of Sellersville, Pennsylvania, put all his faith in his car's GPS system on the evening of Sept. 9, even as it directed him to follow a bike path running alongside the Lehigh River in Easton. According to Lehighvalleylive.com, when the path led under a low bridge, Bishop realized his mistake and tried to back up, but ended up rolling his car into the river. Easton police reported that Bishop was uninjured, but he did receive citations for multiple traffic offenses. [Lehigh Valley Live, 9/10/2017] Life Imitates Cartoons The Fremont (California) Police Department responded late on Sept. 17 to a Safeway store where 39-year-old Adam Kowarsh, armed with a French baguette, was on a rampage. According to SFGate, workers told Kowarsh he needed to pay for his items and leave the store, but when one employee tried to calm him, Kowarsh responded by pushing him and then hitting him across the face with the baguette. The Safeway employee was unhurt, but Kowarsh was charged with suspicion of battery and a parole violation. [SFGate, 9/19/2017] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 e people with whom you have been spending your time have enjoyed your company, Aries. Now you have an opportunity to widen your social horizons even further. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 You have a specific goal in mind and a plan to accomplish it, Taurus. What you may not have counted on are the little obstacles that tend to pop up. Take them one by one. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 You might get a kick out of beating someone at their own game, Gemini. Just make sure you keep things lighthearted and that others are not slighted by your efforts. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, someone you love is far away and you are trying every way possible to close the distance. An impromptu trip to reconnect may be in order. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you have been keeping a close watch on all of your behaviors for awhile now. is week you may be ready to let loose a bit and enjoy yourself with friends. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Some exciting news is coming your way, Virgo. Just be patient for a little longer because it will be well worth it to hear what others can't wait to tell you. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, a busy week means it's necessary to minimize distractions. is will help you get to the bottom of a problem much quicker. A time to relax is on the horizon. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Even though you can't pinpoint it directly, Scorpio, you can tell something is going on that has been kept from you. Someone you thought was a friend may not be. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Don't fret over trivial issues, Sagittarius. ey will work themselves out without much intervention. Focus your energy on larger issues. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, you prefer to do things in the most direct manner possible. However, you may have to take a roundabout route in the next few days to complete a particular project. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Go out sometime this week and enjoy some conversation and fun with friends or coworkers, Aquarius. Soon enough you may not have much time for social engagements. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 It is easy for you to keep other people's secrets, Pisces. Work on keeping some of your own concerns closer to the vest.

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