Adate to conjure with on Oregon's calendar: April 3 has been set as the day Portland General Electric formally becomes an independent company once again, and splits off from Enron.
A good thing, most Oregonians will agree, whatever comes next.
April 3 is apt to change the tenor of the debate. It's one thing when you're blasting away at a corrupt and faraway Enron, rather a different when it's your own homegrown utility. More or less.