News of the Weird – 1/23/20

By the Editors of Andrews McMeel EXTREME MEASURES David Ostrom, 40, and his ex-wife, Bridgette Ostrom, 38, have been tussling over custody and visitation issues and property taxes for some time, but a frustrated David, of Paola, Kansas, has come up with a unique way of settling their differences. He has challenged his ex, of […]

Free Will Astrology – 1/23/20

By Rob Brezsny Week of January 23 ARIES (March 21-April 19): German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832) declared that English writer Lord Byron (1788–1824) was the greatest genius of the 19th century. Here’s an interesting coincidence—Byron regarded Goethe as the greatest genius of the 19th century. I bring this to your attention, Aries, in […]

Why Whitney is ‘Forever Turned Around’

By Savannah Evanoff It’s a Tuesday afternoon and Max Kakacek has all sorts of plans. He might check out the Andy Warhol exhibit at The Art Institute of Chicago. He might catch a showing “1917” with his parents. Or he might even hit another Bulls basketball game—which are apparently a bargain these days. “They’re terrible,” […]

Winners & Losers 1/23/19

Winners Ashley Moody Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody will serve as co-chair of the National Association of Attorneys General Human Trafficking Committee. The committee will investigate and promote best practices for combating trafficking at a state level, including law enforcement and prosecution strategies, educational outreach efforts and alliances with partner agencies and non-governmental organizations. NAAG […]

The Buzz 1/23/20

Chappie James Fundraiser The Chappie James Museum is hosting its annual General Daniel “Chappie” James Fundraiser event in February. This year’s event marks the celebration of what would be the four-star general’s 100th birthday. “We’re going to celebrate his birthday and commemorate him and his achievements in the community,” said Goreatha Simmons, a museum board […]

D1 Races Expands

By Jeremy Morrison The 2020 Republican primary race for the Escambia County Board of County Commissioner’s District 1 seat just got more interesting, with the entrance this month of Jonathan Owens. Among the field of three candidates challenging Commissioner Jeff Bergosh for the post, Owens holds a unique distinction—he currently serves as an aide to […]