Whoops

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Whoops

A nickname for the Washington Public Power Supply System, which in the 1970s raised billions of dollars through municipal bond offerings, the projects that never materialized. WPPSS defaulted on the payments to bondholders.

Whoops

An informal and derogatory term for the Washington Public Power Supply System. This company issued more than $2 billion in bonds in the 1970s to build nuclear power plants and defaulted on these obligations in 1983. It is now known as Energy Northwest.
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We took a peek behind the scenes at Belvedere Hamlets infant school Nativity play to see how preparations for their show, The Whoops-a-daisy Angel, are going.
I love all of Christmas," says Marnie Bannister, 5, who plays the Whoops-a-daisy Angel.
I had planned it as a bit of a treat for my class, but it spread across the school, and it sort of tied in with our infant Christmas play, Whoops-a-Daisy Angel.