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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column warning you to watch out for people offering you underwear: Don’t take it. You could be violating the law.This is our special Oh My Lord the World Has Finally Lost It news report for the day.According to the Detroit Free Press, that rapscallion Michael Moore is up to no good in his home state. The avowed Bush-hater will stop at nothing to see his nemesis ousted from office, so what’s he do? He goes to the Michigan State campus and hands out underwear and packs of Ramen noodles to students if they promise to vote in the upcoming election. Now, we know college is an awkward time for a lot of young American adults. But now we’re wondering what has changed on campus since our college days, a time when you could get what you wanted by handing out beer. Apparently, the tastes of undergraduates have changed.Anyway, looks like Moore might have violated Michigan election law. Something about underwear given in exchange for a vote having to be clean. We’ll look into it further.***Max sent us an e-mail the other day (one of those rainy ones; we don’t know which, because they’ve all blurred together in a gray fog). He happened to notice that, despite the rain in the middle of the day, the spankin’ new Silverthorne Elementary had its sprinklers running.”Now, I know that there is a timer for these things to go off, but what about an actual ‘person’ to physically turn them off!” he wrote. “There were quite a few vehicles in the parking lot, surely, someone had to notice! Just because winter is days away does not mean we should stop with our water conservation efforts. No matter how trivial it seems to each of us, each and every person can make a difference. This should be 24/7/365 on our mind. Remember, someday, you may have to go to Denver for a glass of water!”***Anybody else still adding days to their ski season total from this past season? Our buddy Joel H. called to say that, if everything goes right, he’ll hit skiing day 183 next Wednesday – that’s since the opening day of the season in 2003. He’s really hoping the Basin doesn’t open up before that, so he can hit this personal benchmark, but if it does, oh, well, at least he doesn’t have to drive down to St. Mary’s Glacier anymore.Keep it up, Joel. You’re making us jealous (which has a strange way of motivating us).***Finally, Friday has caught up with us, folks. Don’t know about you, but we’ve been in a weekend mood since Tuesday. We’re looking for some new “tricks” for trick-or-treating this year, so send us the worst Halloween pranks from your childhood at summitup@summitdaily.com, fax at (970) 668-0755 or just leave some ghoulish sounds on the voicemail at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237.We’re out begging Ma Summit Up to make some more cookies before she leaves …


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