Up & Coming Weekly

June 15, 2021

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM JUNE 16-22, 2021 UCW 19 WEEKLY HOROSCOPE NEWS OF THE WEIRD by the Editors at Andrews McMeel Syndication Government in Action Since 1989, Mauro Morandi, now 81, has been the caretaker of Budelli, an otherwise uninhabited island in the Mediterranean Sea off Sardinia. He stumbled into the job when his catamaran broke down near the island and he learned that its caretaker was getting ready to retire, The Guardian reported. Now known as Italy's Robinson Crusoe, Morandi lives in a former World War II shelter and keeps things tidy on the island, clearing paths and keeping beaches clean for day-trippers who visit. But ownership of the island has passed to La Maddalena national park authorities, who are evicting Morandi and turning the small isle into an environmental education destination. "I have given up the fight," Morandi said. "I'll be living in the outskirts of the main town (on neighboring island La Maddalena)." The Weirdo-American Community In rural Moffat, Colorado, the body of 45-year-old Amy Carlson, known as Mother God by the spiritual group Love Has Won, was found dead and mummified. Her body was wrapped in a sleeping bag and decorated with Christmas lights, Fox News reported. One of Carlson's followers told police that he took in a group of people who he believes transported her body from California to his home. Seven people were arrested in connection with the case; they were also charged with child abuse, as two minors were found in the home. Canine Chronicles Newsweek reported a dog lover in Hobbs, New Mexico, who identifies himself as girth- brooks1994 on TikTok, couldn't figure out why the English bulldog he'd been given didn't respond to any of the com- mands he gave it until he tried something different — Spanish. Now named Senor Snax, the dog is shown on posted videos readily obeying commands such as "dame la mano" and "sien- tate" ("give me your hand" and "sit down"). "He's a bien boy and very spoiled," says the very proud owner. Question: I just finished watching the closing segment of a recent "60 Minutes." e story of the Ritchie Boys, who helped win World War 2 for America and the Allies, cannot be undersold. I only hope director Ste- ven Spielberg (Saving Private Ryan) was watching. If ever another story was deserving of big-screen treat- ment, it's this one. Or better yet, mul- tiple episodes of an HBO series (like Spielberg's Band of Brothers). ese formerly unsung heroes deserve their place in the sun, as well as our his- tory books. — Carroll W. Matt Roush: We felt the same way watching that terrific two-part seg- ment. (Look it up On Demand or streaming on Paramount+.) What a stirring account of exiled German Jews who were recruited by the U.S. to participate in military and intel- ligence-gathering missions which helped turn the tide of the war. e fact that several of these heroes, now in their late 90s, are still able to reflect on their exploits so vividly was just remarkable. A quick online search revealed there are several books, both non-fiction and fiction, written about these mostly unsung heroes, and a 2004 documentary that's currently out of circulation. To submit questions to TV Critic Matt Roush, go to: tvinsider.com. By Damian Holbrook Cheers to "e Circle" for throw- ing us for a loop! Season 2 of Netf- lix's Survivor-meets-social-media competition has landed squarely on our guilty pleasure list, between the casting of Too Hot to Handle's cheeky Chloe, the arrival of former boy-bander Lance Bass' catfishing assistant Lisa and the intro of some sneaky new options for sabotage. Jeers to ABC for causing angry fans to let out a "Rebel" yell. But hey, that's what you get when you opt to cancel a show that has huge po- tential (Katey Sagal as a feisty legal advocate based on Erin Brockovich) from a proven rainmaker ("Grey's" & "Station 19" EP Krista Vernoff ) after only five airings. ere really oughta be a law. ARIES - March 21/April 20 You may be confused about a love interest's seeming lack of communication this week, Aries. W hat may seem like silence to you could be patience to him or her. TAURUS - April 21/May 21 It may be challenging to see the progress you are making when it comes in small quantities, Taurus. Rest assured you are get- ting things done and moving along. GEMINI - May 22/June 21 Gemini, others have a lot of interest in you, and that can lift your spirits - especially if you are looking for a new job. Being in de- mand also can lead to new friendships. CANCER - June 22/July 22 Cancer, the praise you deserve finally ar- rives. After all of this waiting, the recogni- tion can be a bit over whelming. However, do your best to accept it with grace. LEO - July 23/Aug. 23 Leo, someone you haven't seen in a while reaches out to reconnect. It may come as a surprise to hear from this person, but wel- come him or her with open arms. VIRGO - Aug. 24/Sept. 22 It seems as if your financial investments and working relationships are moving along smoothly, Virgo. If you have plans to pursue new ventures, now is the time to act. LIBR A - Sept. 23/Oct. 23 Libra, you may start to feel at ease in situa- tions that may have put you on edge in the past. is may mean that you're learning the ropes or that you've gotten experience. SCORPIO - Oct. 24/Nov. 22 Scorpio, with so much high energ y, you can accomplish anything that you set your mind to this week. You might even polish off your entire to-do list. SAGITTARIUS - Nov. 23/Dec. 21 Positive new influences may come in your life through a new relationship or a career change, Sagittarius. Embrace the changes and enjoy the results. CAPRICORN - Dec. 22/Jan. 20 Capricorn, you have all the support in the world but you may not be ready to embrace it. Accepting help is not a sign of weakness. Rather, it shows you are self-confident. AQUARIUS - Jan. 21/Feb. 18 You can fix problems for others or yourself with ease, Aquarius. In fact, others may start coming to you for help more often. It can be emotionally fulfilling to help others. PISCES - Feb. 19/March 20 Pisces, with a steadier financial situation and improved self-esteem, you have less to worr y about what the future will bring you. 2021

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