Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Star lights shining again

We lost electricity here at The Star for about 45 minutes this afternoon. Most of the newsroom came to an instant standstill, with computers and phones reduced to lifeless plastic boxes. It didn't take long, though, for reporters to hit the road and dial their cell phones to figure out what was happening.

It turns out much of Anniston was without power. Our lights came back on at 3:40. There's a story about the blackout, and continuing developments, online at