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7 miners rescued from underground mine

MULLAN | Seven miners were pulled from more than a mile below the surface after an accident at a northern Idaho silver mine where two workers died in separate mishaps this year.

One of the men was taken to a hospital with injuries, while the other six were treated at the scene, said Hecla Mining Co. spokeswoman Melanie Hennessey.

The miners were working approximately 5,900 feet underground when they were injured about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday by a rock burst, which is an explosion of rock caused by excessive pressure from the weight of the ground above. They were working in the Lucky Friday, one of the nation’s deepest underground mines.

Initial reports indicated that the miners could be trapped, but that wasn’t factual, Miss Hennessey said.

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration will investigate the accident that happened months after two other Lucky Friday silver miners died.


Publisher recalls pink Bibles

NASHVILLE | The Southern Baptist Convention’s publishing division is recalling pink Bibles it sold to support breast cancer research, after it says some money went to Planned Parenthood.

Lifeway Christian Resources no longer markets the pink-bound version of the Holman Christian Standard Bible and is recalling copies it sold, according to the Tennessean.

A portion of the purchase price went to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The Komen foundation issued a statement that all proceeds from the Bible sales were going to breast cancer screenings and expressed disappointment in Lifeway’s decision.

Lifeway’s move came after complaints that some local Komen affiliates were helping fund cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood, which also provides abortions.

The pink Bibles had been in stores since October.

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