Monday, September 12, 2005

Let's Hope This is Just a Coincidence


NEW YORK - A tape delivered to ABC News in Pakistan this weekend features a masked man making terrorist threats against Los Angeles and Australia.


LOS ANGELES - A large portion of Los Angeles was blacked out Monday when electrical power was lost.

The power got knocked out shortly before 1 p.m. after two power surges.

Traffic lights throughout downtown and the San Fernando Valley were not working, causing major traffic problems, according to video from helicopter news crews.

Downtown highrises also were darkened.

The city's department of water and power said it was investigating the cause and extent of the outage.

I'd say they've got until 7:30 PM Pacific Time to get that fixed before nightfall. After that, all bets are off and it's open season for the local looters union.

UPDATE: DOH!!! [/homer]

Utility workers connected the wrong wires and caused a blackout across major portions of Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, trapping people in elevators and snarling traffic at intersections, authorities said.

I hate when I do that.