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    HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) — The latest hole drilled into the mountain where six coal miners are trapped showed oxygen levels high enough to support life "indefinitely," the mine's co-owner said today. That, combined with mysterious sounds briefly coming from the mine, raised hopes that the men could have survived 10 days underground.

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  • "Now there's no reason to lose hope. There are certainly possibilities that these miners are still alive," said Richard Stickler, head of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration.

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  • Richard Stickler, head of the Mine Safety and Health Administration, said there was a chance the smaller hole could collapse, so rescuers were leaving the steel pipe and microphone where they were and did not plan on sending down a camera until drilling the nearly 9-inch hole reached the chamber.

    Rescuers vow to keep digging →

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