6/6/02 4:24:40 AM Pacific Daylight Time
Much spin going on here in the sunshine state, maybe
you can put some of this to the slueths since there seems to be a media blackout
here in Fla.
April 29th, we had a severe blackout here in Jacksonville. There were
reports of a transformer explosion followed by a subsequent fire, etc.
All articles are linked below, however, by the time the "Cause of blackout
pinpointed" article shows up -- there is NO mention of any
explosion. Also, it appears that JEA officials have discovered a new
law of physics in the following -- and I quote "....the transmission
line sagged due to the heavy current running through it and touched a
tree..." I guess heavy current weighs a LOT nowadays :-)
Second: Around May 13th, a Fort Stewart soldier
is jailed here in Jacksonville for planting explosives at a power plant.
There is NO mention of this on the local news!! I did dig up a small
article in the local paper linked here:
it leaves out much detail compared to the Savannah article linked
I did hear a blurb on NPR about the apprehension of a few individuals with
plots to blow up powerplants in South Florida (about the middle of last
week) but I'm unable to locate any more info on this.
Today, June 5, at about 5:00 EST there was an explosion at
a sewage treatment plant in the Talleyrand section of
Jacksonville. One witness was complaining of itchy skin -- once again,
that is ALL I've heard about it. Thanks.