Anger in Houston over Post-Ike Power Outage

Two weeks after Hurricane Ike, many Texans remain in the dark. Yet the power company, CenterPoint Energy, has come away mainly unscathed

At first the loss of power after Hurricane Ike was kind of novel, says Terry Weir, an immigration attorney who lives in Houston. "I was hanging out in the courtyard with neighbors, drinking wine by candlelight and having grand barbecue gatherings to cook all the meat thawing from the freezer," she says. At Day 10, however, Weir began to lose her cool.

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