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Saturday, November 3, 2012

Storm ravaged East Coast faces tough choice: Repair or prevention

Utility crews from St. Louis-based Ameren Corp. restring power lines Saturday in Hopewell Township, N.J. Some urban planners say power companies need to rethink continually putting wires back on telephone poles when winds can knock them down so easily.