Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The future of heat waves

Want to know what'll happen when rising energy costs make it too expensive for normal folks to run their air conditioners? Visit the Lolly Hansen Senior Center next to City Hall.

On days when the mercury passes 100, the center turns into the city's cooling station, a place for people without the luxury of air conditioning to find a break from broiling heat.

Evidently, only one person showed up Tuesday with the express purpose of cooling off. But when energy costs become prohibitive, more and more of us will head to places like the senior center to beat the heat as a community.

Only one small way rising prices will bring us together.

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