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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that needs to correct itself.On Monday, we were raging about the movie “Super Size Me,” a documentary about a McDonald’s diet from hell. We mistakenly thought the flick was done showing at the Speakeasy. We were way wrong, as theater operators Guy and Mike pointed out to us.”‘Super Size Me’ is still running at The Speakeasy and will be running thru July 1st!” the guys write. “We have anticipated the popularity of this film and also timed it with the current discussions regarding McDonald’s in Breckenridge. In addition, we have made the extra step to keep the film for TWO weeks, versus our usual one-week run.”We have been receiving a great deal of phone calls today regarding your column, which is unusual. I regret to say that all these calls were in vain.”Sorry for the confusion, guys. If anything, we hope the fuss means more people will see it.***This a life-altering – and a bit of a sobering – Angel Alert!! Angel Alert!! that goes out to Debbie Ventola and her son Dillon.The Ventolas were down in Denver visiting family, and hanging out by the hotel pool on a recent weekend. Debbie was helping 7-year-old Dillon and one of her 3-year-old twin daughters with their life jackets when she lost track of her other twin daughter, Jordan.Then the observant Dillon looked toward the pool and asked his mother, “Should I check on Jordan.”Debbie responded by turning around and noticed that her daughter was in the pool and floating motionless. She jumped in and pulled her out, but Jordan already was not breathing and had no pulse. Debbie started CPR while someone called 911. She continued CPR and had Jordan breathing again before the paramedics arrived.”Life is so precious,” Debbie said, “and you can’t take anything for granted, and you never, ever take your eyes off your children. It can happen so quickly.”Thanks for sharing your story, Debbie. You and Dillon deserve the grandest of wing and halo sets.***This isn’t just an Angel Alert!! Angel Alert!!, this is a Superhero-In-Tights Moment!Dennis sent us an e-mail after witnessing the most heroic of moments last week. He says a “large, black pickup truck traveling east on Granite in Frisco made a high speed turn onto Seventh toward Main. As the truck was nearing The Balance Sheet, a little girl on a bicycle was coming out of the alley into the street and, if not for a stranger running toward her to stop her, would have collided with the big truck speeding down Seventh. Upon seeing this, I went over to the guy to thank him for saving the little girl. He turned out to be Steve Roscoe from High Country Radio. “I have a little girl and was struck by how close we came to having a serious county tragedy. It was nice seeing a total stranger taking it upon himself to be the ‘Village that raises the child.'”***Ladies and gentlemen, we’re proud to announce Wednesday’s official dress code: kilts or knickers, and haberdashery is required. To apply for exceptions, contact us at summitup@summitdaily.com, fax at (970) 668-0755 or just tell us your sorry excuse about the dry cleaners losing yours on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237.We’re out double-checking our facts (like we always do) …


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