Like many Michiganders, Frank Zaski is doing everything he can this winter to
reduce his high energy bills.
But Zaski, a retired Chrysler manager, isn't satisfied with merely putting some
extra insulation in his attic and turning off his lights. He's also on a one-man
crusade to make a bigger difference by getting mall managers to lower the
temperature a few degrees in their food courts and atriums in an effort to save
money and help the environment.
Zaski, of Franklin, says many public buildings are too warm inside, especially
considering that lots of shoppers are walking around in sweaters and winter
coats. So for the past couple of months, he's been carrying a pair of
thermometers to local malls, recording temperatures and talking to store
managers -- with mixed results.
"I'm really a quiet, shy person, but I'm getting more bold," he said Monday. "I
usually say I'm a retired businessman and I'm trying ...