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2008-07-30 12:01:10

By Daniel Carson, The News Herald, Panama City, Fla. Jul. 30--PANAMA CITY -- Gulf Power Co. residential customers should start noticing a difference in their monthly bills soon after the Florida Public Service Commission approved the utility's request Tuesday for a price increase. Gulf Power asked for an increase that raises residential rates for 1,000 kilowatt hours by 11.3 percent, from $102.22 to about $113.77, beginning with September bills. Spokeswoman Lynn Erickson said Gulf...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.