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Opinion: Chile miners’ predicament strikes chord deep in his soul

Published 08/25/2010, Republic columnist

The enormity of the story grows on a person as time passes, this current-events tale of 33 miners trapped nearly half a mile under the earth in a copper mine in Chile.
When I first heard the news earlier this week that rescuers had made contact with the miners and that all of them were alive after 17 days, I listened to the story and then went about my business. After work that day, I had time to consider the event. If I’d been trapped in that mine with those workers, I’d have been underground now for two and onehalf weeks. That’s a lifetime.

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