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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Sonny Olsen
HUNTINGTON, Utah (AP) - Six coal miners caught in a cave-in are probably dead and may forever be entombed in the mountain, officials conceded yesterday, all but abandoning the unflinching optimism they have maintained publicly for nearly two weeks.
"We are here at the mercies of the officials in charge and their so-called experts. Precious time is being squandered here, and we do not have time to spare," Mr. Olsen said.
"We feel that they've given up and that they are just waiting for the six miners to expire," said Sonny Olsen, a spokesman for the families, reading from a prepared statement as about 70 relatives of the trapped miners stood behind him.