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January 22, 2019

MOOSE CHARGING SKIERS IN COLORADO

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — Skiing can be challenging. But imagine how much more challenging it is if skiers are menaced by a moose. A woman who’d been navigating the slopes at the Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado has taken to social media to put out the word. Lauren Drogsvold posted video online showing a moose running toward skiers and snowboarders. The clip shows a large bull moose edge up to a group of people — and charge at them. There have been no reports of injuries. The head of the resort says personnel try to keep moose at bay. John Buhler says moose are usually pretty peaceful but are quite territorial — and can get riled up if they feel threatened. Colorado wildlife officials say they have jurisdiction over moose — and only they can decide whether to tranquilize and move a moose.

MICHAEL FLYNN, SEAN SPICER BECOME NEIGHBORS

MIDDLETOWN, R.I. (AP) — It’s said politics can make for strange bedfellows. It can also make for strange neighbors. Just ask two people who had prominent positions in the Trump administration. The Newport Daily News of Rhode Island reports former White House press secretary Sean Spicer has bought a house in Middletown. And his neighbor — is former national security adviser Michael Flynn. They aren’t next-door neighbors; that would be too weird. But Spicer’s new digs are across the street and three doors down from Flynn’s home. Perhaps Spicer will be in position to water plants for the former national security chief. Flynn is awaiting sentencing on his guilty plea to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts.

LEAVE EXPENSIVE HATS AT HOME: NY STATE SCHOOL OFFICIALS

GREAT NECK, N.Y. (AP) — Lots of kids in middle school end up losing their winter hats at school. And when that happens, it’s usually no big deal. But if the hats cost a small fortune, it’s a big deal. That’s what’s happening at a middle school in Great Neck, New York — where kids have been rocking Italian-made Moncler hats. The knit hats with fur pom-poms cost as much as $350. School administration officials say when the hats go missing, it raises an uproar — and so, they’ve sent a letter home to parents asking them to ask students to leave their fancy lids at home. One parent was left cold by the letter, calling it “silly” — and says if kids lose their hats and “freak out, they freak out.”

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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