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Someone mentioned that a big news story is about to come out regarding Cleco. Hopefully, this is not what they were talking about: "Cleco Corp. has awarded its top five executives and former CEO David Eppler more than $5 million in bonuses and other compensation for the company's 2005 performance. Eppler, who retired from Cleco in July, received more than $2 million in salary and cash bonus, according to the utility's 2005 proxy statement." Not a bad deal, but I hardly see why this seems newsworthy enough to merit a spot on the front page of the TT (at least the online version; I haven't seen the print version today).