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Good morning, and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column shamelessly promoting a critical fundraiser happening tonight at the Silverthorne Pavilion.Hopefully, ye intrepid readers already know what we’re talking about – tonight the community is set to come out en masse to help local world-class endurance athlete Danelle Ballengee cover escalating medical costs that she’s facing as a result of a life-threatening fall in Moab a few months ago.If you don’t already know the story, Ballengee spent two nights and three days totally wrecked at the base of a Utah cliff – an incredible story of survival most of us wusses can only barely fathom.Caring neighbors, hardy rescuers and her beloved dog, Taz, saved Danelle’s life – it’s time for the rest of the community she calls home to step up and support one of Summit County’s most accomplished residents.Details of the event can be found on PAGE A4 … you can figure out from there what needs to be done!***Sure, we like dishing out the scum, but here’s a more positive Angel Alert!! for us all to chew on this morning:An anonymous caller eagerly wanted to hand out cherubic kudos to Luke from Heeney, who helped her out after her vehicle overturned some days ago. Luke apparently gave her a lift to Silverthorne as well.”I hope the angels of karma bless his every endeavor,” she says.***Finally, we lighten the mood with another Idiot Spotlight!!, courtesy of the prolific Dan Streeter:Number Five Idiot of 2006: A guy walked into a little corner store with a shotgun and demanded all of the cash from the cash drawer. After the cashier put the cash in a bag, the robber saw a bottle of scotch that he wanted behind the counter on the shelf. He told the cashier to put it in the bag as well, but the cashier refused and said, “Because I don’t believe you are over 21.” The robber said he was, but the clerk still refused to give it to him because she didn’t believe him. At this point, the robber took his driver’s license out of his wallet and gave it to the clerk. The clerk looked it over and agreed that the man was in fact over 21 and she put the scotch in the bag. The robber then ran from the store with his loot. The cashier promptly called the police and gave the name and address of the robber that he got off the license. They arrested the robber two hours later.***We out, drinking scotch in a bag …

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