Blame Rita: no cable, no problem -- Astros on outdoor screen
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) _ Game One of the World Series between the
Houston Astros and the White Sox will be played under the stars in
Some Texans still without cable T-V service, or even
electricity, following Hurricane Rita will be seeing tomorrow
night's game the same way -- under the stars -- in Beaumont.
Time Warner Cable and a Fox T-V station are joining forces to
show the game on a 20-foot-wide outdoor screen in the Crockett
Street entertainment district.
Customer representatives will be on hand to answer questions
about progress in restoring cable service.
Rita made landfall September 24th about 30 miles away -- near
Sabine (suh-BEEN') Pass.
Time Warner Cable says it's the company's way of saying thanks
for being patient while crews work to restore service.
Spokesman Gary Underwood says most Time Warner Cable customers
in the area should be on-line by the end of October, with complete
restoration shortly after that.