Some 'Vampires' Prefer Energy Over Blood

Oct 30, 2007 By JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press Writer

(AP) -- A force as insidious as Dracula is quietly sucking a nickel of every dollar's worth of the electricity that seeps from your home's outlets.



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