MONDAY'S HUM ( 4-17-06 )
Green Mountain Power jumps on rate increase bandwagon.Sticky sweet press release very convincing; almost makes one happy about paying more. Almost. GMP actually looking good with a measly 12% increase, compared to 16.7% from Vermont Gas and 23% (ouch!) from Burl Electric.
ICE BREAKING NEWS FROM JOE'S POND
The block went down yesterday at 3:20 p.m. at Joe's Pond in Danville. Three lucky winners are over a thousand dollars richer today. It's early for the block to drop - it usually doesn't happen for another week or two.
SUPERSIZE THAT CASKET
Everything is getting bigger these days. AP reports oversize casket sales are climbing. With a 65% adult overweight stat staring us in the face, it doesn't surprise. What's next? Elongated church pews. Wait. With church attendance declining but people getting larger, it all cancels out.
- Bronx Bombers are 6-6 but have scored 80 runs in 12 games.
- Ex -Yank Ruben Sierra signs with Twins.
- Damon hitting .340 with 7 doubles.
Essex Junction Five Corners Light interminably long this morning. Good thing I had a copy of 'The Brothers Bulger' in the car. I was able to read it - twice - before the light turned green. Good book.