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August 15, 2004
In just 10 minutes a year ago yesterday, a cascading electrical blackout left 50 million people in the dark. They were stranded across 9,000 square miles, trapped in elevators, mines and subways. Initially, they feared terrorists had struck again. Later, they worried about looting and street violence. Thankfully, citizens remained calm and cooperated admirably. The cause of the eight-state, two-province blackout turned out not to be al-Qaeda, but trees, computer software, and failure to communicate.
NEWS
November 20, 2003 | By Chris Mondics INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Faulty computer systems, garbled communication, and a poor job of tree-trimming around transmission lines led to the biggest blackout in U.S. history in August, a report by the U.S. Department of Energy and Canadian authorities concluded yesterday. The report was sharply critical of FirstEnergy Corp., a power company based in Ohio, where the blackout began, for violating industry standards for ensuring reliable service. FirstEnergy's emergency computer warning system failed as power failures accelerated, but plant operators were unaware of this for at least one hour, the report said.
SPORTS
January 2, 1991 | By Tim Panaccio, Inquirer Staff Writer
About 7,500 tickets remained unsold last night for the Eagles-Redskins playoff game Saturday at the Vet. In theory, if all the tickets are not sold by 12:30 p.m. today, the game, which will be shown on ABC-TV, will be blacked out locally. However, an NFL official indicated last night that the Eagles would be allowed additional time to sell the tickets and avoid a blackout. Val Pinchbeck Jr., NFL director of broadcasting, said in New York that the league's blackout rule - which requires sellouts 72 hours before kickoff for games to be televised locally - does apply in the playoffs.
NEWS
March 31, 2011 | The Daily Item, Sunbury
McEWENSVILLE, Pa. - Virgil Carson can't handle his liquor, says his girlfriend, Kristi Shuford. Carson, 36, of McEwensville, who Milton police accuse of raping a borough store clerk Monday night, began drinking after he arrived home from work at 3 p.m. that day, Shuford said. "He can handle his beer, just not the hard stuff," Shuford said Tuesday. "He drank some liquor and several beers and then we went to the gas station for some things. " Inside the store, Carson "was flirting with the girl there," Shuford said, "but then we left.
NEWS
January 1, 2003 | By Sabatino Mangini
It was pitch black in my parents' two-story single home not long ago, due to a power outage. The nighttime rain pelted the windows. I could hear Dad opening a kitchen drawer while singing, "Where were you when the lights went out?" Mom was caught upstairs when the electricity went out. Dad in the kitchen. I was in the living room, and had just put their two miniature pinschers in the dog cage. The dogs remained calm in the dark - their black fur melding into the darkness. Mom, however, wasn't calm.
SPORTS
September 28, 1990 | By Mark Bowden, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles' 1 p.m. game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts will be televised on Channel 3 because the station has agreed to buy up the fewer than 1,000 unsold tickets, a spokesman for the team said yesterday. The remaining tickets are still available through regular Eagles ticket outlets, said Ron Howard, the team's public relations director. The last Eagles home game, the Sept. 16 home opener against the Phoenix Cardinals, was blacked out locally because more than 2,000 tickets remained unsold three days before the game.
NEWS
April 2, 1994 | by Valerie M. Russ, Daily News Staff Writer Staff writer Don Russell contributed to this report
Much of South Street, that shimmering, glitzy and electrified hangout spot, went dark last light. There were sporadic power blackouts along the street and throughout much of Center City and South Philadelphia when an underground cable at the substation at 9th and Lombard streets failed, PECO Energy Co. officials said. The blackouts, which began at 6:34 p.m., kept a crowd of 800 fans waiting 90 minutes in a line around the block for a sold-out concert by New Kids on the Block at the Theater of the Living Arts on South near 4th. Down the street, Amy Klein, manager of Jon's Bar & Grill, said her customers seemed to be having a great time eating by candlelight.
NEWS
September 29, 2011 | Staff Report
Delaware State Police are looking for the thieves who stole copper grounding wires from two power substations, triggering a blackout that affected 30,000 customers. The theft of the 250-feet of wire valued at $1,000 also caused $100,000 in damage to the two DP&L substations across the street from each other south of Bethany Beach, police said. Police said the thieves scaled fences around the substations about 2:15 p.m. Wednesday and cut grounding wires attached to several poles and transformers.
NEWS
July 4, 2012
A blackout on the Ocean City, N.J., boardwalk Tuesday night resulted in several chaotic and scary minutes for Shore revelers. Atlantic City Electric reported more than 53,000 customers were without power across South Jersey around 10:50 p.m. Many of those outages were caused by last weekend's storm. There was no immediate information about how extensive Tuesday's outage in Ocean City was. Frank Seravalli, a reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News, said he was at Playland's Castaway Cove when, around 10:20 p.m., "all of the sudden the lights go out. " Small children started screaming while parents frantically tried to locate them.
SPORTS
August 31, 1994 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
TV Guide is listing the Eagles' Sept. 12 "Monday Night Football" game against the Chicago Bears as a possible local blackout, a magazine representative confirmed yesterday. The game will be listed in the next week's edition's as "if not blacked out" with a provision for local filler programming by WPVI-TV (Channel 6). Ticket manager Leo Carlin said that more than 5,000 tickets, priced at $40, remain unsold for the Eagles' home opener, and that Channel 6 will not televise the game unless it is a sellout by Friday, Sept.
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March 27, 2014 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, already one of the nation's priciest regional sports networks, is seeking a subscriber surcharge on behalf of the wallet-busting, 25-year, $2.5 billion TV rights deal it negotiated with the Phillies in January. As part of the deal, at least 33 Phillies games will relocate from the over-the-air - and free - TV station WPHL17 to the cable sports network. Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia is asking pay-TV operators, including Comcast itself, to pay for those additional games on cable, according to multiple pay-TV operators who declined to be identified.
SPORTS
January 5, 2014 | By Michael Harrington, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hey, presto, the NFL has avoided the embarrassment of having three playoff games blacked out on TV. No, there was not a sudden rush of fans in Green Bay, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati, recovering from their holiday daze and mobbing the ticket windows on Friday. It was the suits. For the Packers, a group led by the local Associated Bank snapped up the leftover tickets for Sunday's NFC wild-card playoff game against the San Francisco 49ers. Green Bay began the week with 40,000 tickets available and needed a league extension to make it. In Indy, the hypermarket chain Meijer bought the final 1,200 tickets to the Colts' home game against the Kansas City Chiefs and donated them to local military families.
NEWS
April 12, 2013 | By Frank Bajak, Associated Press
VALENCIA, Venezuela - It's just after nightfall, and the power is out again in untold hundreds of thousands - probably millions - of homes as the nation prepares to go to the polls to replace President Hugo Chavez. If the government knows how many are without power, it's not saying. It hasn't issued such reports since 2010. In the third-largest city, Pedro Martinez dons a shirt for visitors drawn by the flicker of candles inside his one-story, concrete-block house in a middle-class district.
NEWS
March 8, 2013 | By Jason Horowitz, Washington Post
VATICAN CITY - The College of Cardinals that will elect the next pope cut off formal communications with the news media Wednesday after its private deliberations emerged in the Italian press, raising the specter of a leaking scandal that cast a pall over the last year in office of Pope Benedict XVI. "Concern was expressed in the General Congregation about leaks of confidential proceedings reported in Italian newspapers," said Sister Mary Ann Walsh,...
SPORTS
February 10, 2013 | Associated Press
The company that supplied electricity to the Super Bowl says the blackout that halted the big game was caused by a device it installed specially to prevent a power failure. But Entergy Corp. stopped short of taking all the blame and said Friday that it was looking into whether the electrical relay at fault had a defect. The relay had been installed as part of a project begun in 2011 to upgrade the electrical system serving the Superdome in anticipation of the championship game.
SPORTS
February 6, 2013 | By Keven McGill and Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - As the Superdome's energy provider and stadium management try to determine what caused a 34-minute power outage at Sunday's Super Bowl, local officials are hoping the incident won't leave the city with a black eye or prevent the league's big game from coming back to town. And, no, it wasn't Beyonce's fault. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke Monday morning about the power outage, confirming that the halftime show had nothing to do with the power going out. Larry Roedel, a lawyer for the state board that oversees the Superdome, said Monday that the outage did not appear to be related to work done on the stadium's electrical system in December.
SPORTS
February 5, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
NEW ORLEANS - At least in the Colonial Conference, the lights usually work. In the stadiums that have lights, that is.  Joe Flacco, the quarterback from tiny Audubon (N.J.) High and the University of Delaware, didn't let the first-ever Super Bowl blackout faze him. Didn't let San Francisco's furious second-half comeback, which started right after the 34-minute blackout, faze him. Didn't let much of anything faze him.  Flacco was flawless in the Baltimore Ravens' 34-31 Super Bowl XLVII victory over the 49ers, who nearly accomplished the impossible but eventually found they'd made one or two too many key mistakes.  "I don't think it's sunk in that we're here, let alone that we won the thing," Flacco said from an interview podium deep underneath the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, after he watched the confetti fall and was honored as the game MVP.  The 49ers finally died at the Baltimore 5, after a 33-yard Frank Gore run gave them first-and-goal from the 7 with more than 2 minutes to score the winning touchdown.
SPORTS
February 4, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - The Super Bowl was halted for 34 minutes because of a power outage Sunday, plunging parts of the Superdome into darkness and temporarily silencing the TV announcers in the biggest game of the year. The Baltimore Ravens were leading the San Francisco 49ers 28-6 when most of the lights in the 73,000-seat building went out with 13:22 left in the third quarter. Auxiliary power kept the playing field from going totally dark, but escalators stopped working and the concourses were only illuminated by small banks of lights tied in to emergency service.
NEWS
November 11, 2012
About 2,200 Peco customers lost power for nearly three hours Friday night in the Montgomeryville area, a spokeswoman said. The outage occurred sometime after 6, said spokeswoman Liz Williamson. A downed power line caused the blackout, and power was restored about 8:45. - Robert Moran  
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