Candlelight dinners and cool winter evenings may sound romantic, but some residents of this city would give almost anything to turn the lights on over a hot meal.
Five days after an ice storm robbed an estimated 80,000 Mississippi Power & Light customers of electricity, about 10,100 were still without power late Friday. Repair crews continued to work Saturday.Jean and Tom King were waiting for MP&L officials to reattach their power lines that were felled in the storm. "I have gas bathroom heaters and another gas heater," she said. "Do you know of a TV that runs on gas?"