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Special to the DailyA recent West Coast storm leaves devastation in its wake in Los Angeles.

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only column panicking for the sheer terror of it.


Yup! Today is Panic Day, a day when we would like to – but won’t, for fear of legal reprisal – tell everyone to take themselves off their anxiety medicine and hang out in a crowded theater. Why a theater? We don’t know. Could be a boxcar for all we care.

So celebrate in style. Think about the thing that scares you the most – spiders, unpaid bills, Osama bin Laden, Dick Cheney – and scream your little ol’ lungs out.



Oh, how we love to start our day with Angel Alerts! Angel Alerts!

Chris Voutour of Frisco e’d to tell us his daughter came home from Frisco Elementary School and told him that her music and chior teacher, Mrs. Paula Pearcy, had cut her waist-length hair and sent her 12-inch ponytail in to “Locks of Love,” an organization that makes wigs for cancer patients.

“My daughter, Madeline, thought this was really a cool idea,” Chris writes. “She announced that she, too, wanted to cut her waist-length hair and donate it to “Locks for Love.’ I called Mary Faber at The Upper Hand Plus and made an appointment.

“Not only did Mary cut and style Madeline’s hair beautifully, she did not charge for the cut. She also took care of sending Madeline’s 9-inch ponytail to the organization.”

Here’s to Mrs. Pearcy for her inspiration, here’s to Mary for her generosity and talent, and here’s to Madeline. A 9-year-old can make a difference!

We’re going to have to dig deep into our box o’ Angel Wings to bless these three fine women!

Consider thyselves angelized!


AAAAAAAAAAAAA! Sorry. Just had to get that one in.


We, like many people the world over, are alarmed about recent weather patterns. Then we received an e-mail from one of our California spies, who writes: With all the news on TV lately about the sub-zero weather and snow that the East Coast and upstate New York areas are experiencing, we shouldn’t forget that Southern California has it’s share of devastating weather also. I’ve attached a photo illustrating the excessive damage caused to a home from a West Coast storm that passed through the Los Angeles area a couple of days ago. It really makes you cherish what you have and reminds us not to take life for granted.

Warning: The attached picture (featured somewhere on this page) is quite graphic.



We have a Way to Go! Way to Go! award going out to Justin Blincoe from Dillon, a freshman at the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has made the College of Arts and Sciences dean’s list for the fall semester 2003. The dean’s list requires that a student hold a 3.5 or better GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of course work for the given semester. This achievement ranks Justin among the top students at CU.

Way to go, Justin! Keep up the good work!



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