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Government in the dark



SEMINOLE -- City Manager Frank Edmunds and two or three city officials were stuck in the dark shortly before Tuesday's council meeting.

Seems the lights in the council chamber wouldn't turn on. (Yes, the city HAD paid its electric bill.) One person suggested bringing in road flares to light up council members' faces. And there was some thought to bringing in huge lights to brighten the chambers.

Edmunds said council members could choose to meet in the dark or move their meeting to Thursday. Then, just as council members were due, the lights came on. The problem was a variation on "it wasn't plugged in." A breaker had tripped and all it took was a flip of the switch to solve the problem.

-- Anne Lindberg, Times staff writer

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 11:29am]


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