- Newsmaker: What Happened at Pennsylvania-s Quecreek Mine?
In the aftermath of the near-disaster at Pennsylvania-s Quecreek Mine, investigators are looking at a honeycomb of underground tunnels, many of which are adjacent to flooded, abandoned mines like the one breached by the nine men who almost lost their lives. Raja Ramani, professor emeritus of geo-environmental engineering at Penn State, says that the inquiry help prevent future tragedies.
- Reporter's Notebook: Central America Gets a Saint
Mexico-s Catholic Church is losing ground to protestant Christians, especially among its Native Americans. It-s hoped that Pope John Paul-s canonization of an Aztec who had a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1531, will help stem the exodus. But the Los Angeles Times- Richard Boudreax says the intended ethnic message has been compromised by official church portraits of Juan Diego as a man who looks to many like a Spanish conquistador.
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