Monthly Archives: December 2003

KUA Installs Public Defibrillators to Guard Against Sudden Heart

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 19, 4:00 pm – Following a national healthcare trend, Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) has installed portable defibrillators for public use at all of its facilities in Osceola County. The defibrillator is a lifesaving device for individuals suffering from cardiac arrest or other medical emergencies. Each year, 12,800 Floridians suffer sudden cardiac arrest,… Read more »

KUA to Offer Phone Service

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 18, 10:00 am – Kissimmee Utility Authority’s (KUA) Board of Directors on Wednesday evening approved the utility’s offering of telephone service in Central Florida, beginning in February 2004. KUA, in partnership with Sparks Communications, will offer affordable, flat rate calling plans to residential and small business customers in Orange, Osceola and Polk… Read more »

KUA Warns Customers of Holiday Scam Artists

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 15, 11:00 am – Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) is warning Osceola County residents about scam artists posing as utility employees in an attempt to obtain personal information and to steal money from unsuspecting customers. In several incidents over the weekend, individuals claiming to be utility employees phoned or visited residential customers seeking… Read more »

Chris Beck, Former KUA VP, Dies at 54

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 4, 12:00 noon – Christine A. Beck, former vice president of customer service and marketing at Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA), died December 3 at the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Orlando. She was 54 and lived in Kissimmee. In her 15-year career at KUA, Beck weathered hurricanes, a tornado, winter freezes… Read more »

Instead of Perfume and Flowers, Show You Care with Kilowatt-Hours

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KISSIMMEE, Fla., December 2, 9:00 am – Can’t find the perfect holiday gift for your family, friends, employees, customers or clients? Try a Kissimmee Utility Authority (KUA) gift card – something everyone can appreciate! KUA gift cards are convenient to give; useful to receive. Think of the jolt of joy you’ll feel when you send… Read more »