Up & Coming Weekly

November 14, 2017

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NOVEMBER 15 - 21, 2017 UCW 27 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM WEEKLY HOROSCOPE "e Christmas Train" by Rick Gables Hallmark Channel will premiere its highly-anticipated original film, "e Christmas Train," a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, starring Dermot Mulroney, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Emmy® Award-winner and two-time Oscar® nominee Joan Cusack, and four- time Emmy® Award nominee Danny Glover. e world premiere will air on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. In "e Christmas Train," disillu- sioned, globetrotting journalist Tom Langdon (Mulroney) must get from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles in time for Christmas. Forced to take the intercontinental trip by train, and de- termined to chronicle his adventure, Tom finds himself westbound with a variety of characters. On the train is re- nowned movie producer Max (Glover), Max's script doctor and protégé Elea- nor (Paisley) and Agnes (Cusack) who occupies the cabin opposite Tom's and seems to know his business better than he does. While all passengers on the Christ- mas train appear to be headed for the same destination, Tom has no idea that the rugged locomotives taking him across America will instead detour straight into his heart; into rude awak- enings, his wildest hopes and dreams and toward the opportunity for love Tom thought was lost forever. Superstar Diana Ross will be hon- ored at the 2017 American Music Awards with the American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of her remarkable career and her outstanding artistic contribu- tions to the entertainment industry and pop culture. A seven-time Ameri- can Music Awards winner, Ross has a long-standing connection to the AMAs. In addition to attending the very first show in 1974 and leading several show-stopping performances through- out the years - including a star-studded performance of "We Are e World" in 1986, she hosted the show in both 1986 and 1987 and was on-hand in 2014 to present the first ever Dick Clark Award for Excellence to Taylor Swift. Also, Diana Ross will take the stage for a rare performance. e AMA's is the world's largest fan-voted awards show where music enthusiasts watch their favorite artists and pop culture icons come together to honor idols, newcomers and record-breakers in the contemporary music scene. e event will broadcast live from the Microsoft eater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Traditions The 72nd annual Yellville (Arkansas) Turkey Trot, which took place on Oct. 14, is famous for its Turkey Drop, in which live turkeys are dropped from a low-flying airplane and then chased by festivalgoers. This year, KY3.com reports, several turkeys were dropped during the afternoon despite animal-rights activists having filed a formal complaint with the sheriff's office, saying the pilot "terrorized" the birds. But pharmacist and past pilot Dana Woods told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: "We treat the turkeys right. That may sound ironic, but we don't abuse those turkeys. We coddle and pet those turkeys. We're good to them." Wild turkeys can fly, but in 2016, about a dozen turkeys were dropped and not all survived the fall. According to The Washington Post, over the past several years, local sponsors and the chamber of commerce have distanced themselves from the Turkey Drop, now more than five decades old. The Federal Aviation Administration is checking to see if any laws or regulations were broken, but said it has not intervened in past years because the turkeys are not considered to be projectiles. [KY3.com, 10/15/2017; The Washington Post, 10/13/2017] 'Tis the Season Could turkeys be sensing the peril of the season? Police in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, tweeted a warning to the town's residents on Oct. 15 about aggressive wild turkeys, WBZ-TV reported. As proof, an accompanying video showed four turkeys chasing a Bridgewater police cruiser, but police were not as amused as their Twitter followers. "Aggressive turkeys are a problem in town," the department tweeted. "State law doesn't allow the police or (animal control) to remove them." [WBZ-TV, 10/17/2017] Most Considerate Criminal Nelly's Taqueria in Hicksville, New York, suffered a break-in on Oct. 3, but the burglar redefined the term "clean getaway." Surveillance video showed a man donning food-service gloves and starting a pot of water to boil before hammering open the cash register. He secured $100 in his pockets, leaving a dollar in the tip jar, then started "cooking up a storm," owner Will Colon told Newsday. Cameras recorded as the thief cooked beans, sauteed shrimp and chicken, and helped himself to a cold soda before enjoying his meal standing up. "The way he handled that pan, man, the dude had some skills," Colon said. Afterward, he carefully stored the leftovers in the refrigerator, cleaned his pans and wiped down all the surfaces he had used. Then he took off through the back window, the same way he had come in. [Newsday, 10/4/2017] ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Aries, you may be tempted to tie up loose ends this week, but there is a lot to finish so expect things to take longer than you hoped. Focus only on one project at a time. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, your words and actions may not be matching up right now. is may be confusing to others. It may be better to just lead by example. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Gemini, things have been moving along quite easily for you and you are enjoying the respite. Take all the deep breaths you can during this period of recovery. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Time has been passing quite rapidly, Cancer. You may be feeling like you aren't quite catching up to the clock. As long as some work is getting finished, you are completely fine. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you are anxious to go on an adventure, but you simply can't find time in your schedule. You may just have to make it happen by turning off your devices and heading out. VIRGO - Aug 24/Sept 22 Virgo, even if you are sure that your perspective will win over the crowd, you have to accept there will be some who don't agree with you. Be gracious and don't step on any toes. LIBRA - Sept 23/Oct 23 Libra, although you might not realize it, someone is making a concerted effort to get to know you this week. Be open to new relationships and you may make a lifelong friend. SCORPIO - Oct 24/Nov 22 Scorpio, you have worked hard and are now beginning to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Treat yourself to whatever you would like. Be proud of your efforts. SAGITTARIUS - Nov 23/Dec 21 Conversations with others should be kept light and easy this week to avoid any drama, Sagittarius. Delving deeper into others' lives is the furthest thing from your mind. CAPRICORN - Dec 22/Jan 20 Capricorn, are your achievements isolating you from others? You may have to let someone else get some of the glory this week, if only to show your vulnerable and accommodating side. AQUARIUS - Jan 21/Feb 18 Do not avoid others to escape conflict, Aquarius; otherwise, you are only delaying the inevitable. Speak your mind and address the situation with tact and professionalism. PISCES - Feb 19/Mar 20 Pisces, your self-esteem can soar this week if you surround yourself with the right people. Fill your days with fun and many activities.

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