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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column confident that yes, computer screens rot your brain.

We’re sick too, which seems to amplify its effects. We sit here, feeling the wave of some springtime nausea ripping under our skin, trying to type, and each letter seems to be glowing on our screen. Either someone slipped hallucinogens in the coffee, or our brain is, officially, frying.

Either way, we feel it best to stop on this point: We can feel the computer affecting a specific part of the brain ” left center, maybe? ” and wonder if staring at this monitor is really such a good habit to get into.

Anyway, here’s some good news and bad news for the rest of your day … First, the good news.


Congrats to Emily Hornback, Summit High School class of 2002, graduating with top honors with degrees in Anthropology and Spanish. Emily has plans to work for a nonprofit group in Maine, The Beehive Collective (but it sounds like her degrees might be better applied studying the ancient peoples of Tenochtitlan.)


A Scum Alert! Scum Alert! filed through our website on Thursday from G. McCollister.

“I am a full-time resident of Summit County, Wildernest to be more specific and while leaving for work this morning, I sadly discovered my car stereo had been stolen overnight. My car was parked in the underground parking area of my complex. Although my car is older I do have automatic locks but sometimes on one door it does not catch properly and my window was down a little bit so shame on me for not checking it completely. I do have to be grateful that they did not cut the wires and even looked like they capped them as well so I have to guess that these folks are somewhat “professionals” if you want to call them that. I just wanted people to be aware that this might not be an isolated situation and to be careful.

“It is dreadful to think that we are so fortunate and work so hard to live in such a wonderful community such as ours that petty things like this would happen but time to move on because life it too short and there are much bigger problems in the world to worry about right now. Thanks for letting me vent!”

No prob, G. That’s what we’re here for …


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