TITLE

A Wake-Up Call

PUB. DATE
October 2003
SOURCE
Weekly Reader News - Edition 3;10/17/2003, Vol. 73 Issue 8, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the electric power failure eight states in the U. S. and some parts of Canada, on August 14, 2003.
ACCESSION #
11013213

 

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