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Editorial: Murphy's Law hits during cold spell


January 12, 2017

We were warned that power to a 200 amp electrical service panel would eventually fail, so we planned to upgrade when we resurface the parking lot next to The Pilot next summer.

On Monday, Murphy’s Law #3 seemed applicable. “If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will go wrong is the one that will cause the most damage.”

On possibly the coldest night of the year, power to the newspaper pressroom failed. That power failure put two of the four heat pumps providing heat to our buildings, out of service. The temperature plummeted quickly inside each of the re...

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