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2008-12-12 15:05:00

SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Coal Group, Inc. (NYSE: ICO) today announced that its Wolf Run Mining Company subsidiary will permanently close its idled Sago mine in Buckhannon, West Virginia. The Sago mine ceased coal production in March of 2007. The Sago mine has been maintained in idle status over the past 21 months in order to allow WV mine safety regulators and researchers to study the effects of lightning on underground mining. Upon recent...

2008-07-02 06:00:43

By Schimmoeller, Matthew When addressing crisis management there are several key guidelines to be upheld in order to maintain organization on a company's behalf and limit the negative consequences. Obtaining an encompassing knowledge of the surrounding environment in which the crisis takes place is a key element in sustaining control. One spokesperson should be designated for communicating to the public throughout the crisis. If the issue may affect any part of the public outside of the...

2006-05-03 14:50:18

By Jon Hurdle BUCKHANNON, West Virginia (Reuters) - A rescue worker who found the bodies of 12 miners in the Sago mine apologized to their families on Wednesday for erroneous initial reports that the miners were alive. A miscommunication led to word spreading that the miners were found alive, sparking jubilation among families gathered in a church near the mine. Nearly three hours later joy turned to despair when officials announced there was only one survivor among 13 miners...

2006-05-03 12:11:56

By Jon Hurdle BUCKHANNON, West Virginia (Reuters) - A rescue worker who found the bodies of 12 miners in the Sago mine apologized to their families on Wednesday for erroneous initial reports that the miners were alive. A miscommunication led to word spreading that the miners were found alive, sparking jubilation among families gathered in a church near the mine. Nearly three hours later joy turned to despair when officials announced there was only one survivor among 13 miners...

2006-01-23 15:59:01

By Tom Doggett and Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration on Monday defended the government's oversight of the Sago coal mine and said none of the previous safety problems cited at the West Virginia mine appeared to be the cause of the January 2 explosion that killed 12 miners. Republican Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, chairman of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on mining issues, asked if a $2.8 million cut in the federal Mine Safety and Health...

2006-01-23 12:19:52

By Tom Doggett and Lisa Lambert WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration on Monday defended the government's oversight of the Sago mine and said none of the previous safety problems cited at the West Virginia mine appeared to be the cause of the January 2 explosion that killed 12 miners. Two more miners were found dead on Saturday in a separate West Virginia coal mine that had caught fire, adding to safety concerns about the industry. Republican Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania,...

2006-01-18 13:25:07

CHARLESTON, W., Virginia (Reuters) - The sole survivor of a West Virginia mining accident that killed 12 men this month has opened his eyes and is now in a light coma and showing signs of responding to his family, doctors said on Wednesday. Twelve men died in the January 2 accident in the Sago mine in Tallmansville. The only survivor, 26-year-old Randal McCloy, has been hospitalized since then in a coma having survived nearly 42 hours underground following a blast. Dr. Julian Bailes,...

2006-01-05 18:51:25

By Jon Hurdle BUCKHANNON, W., Virginia (Reuters) - The sole survivor of a mine disaster that killed 12 men was in a coma on Thursday as residents of the tight-knit West Virginia community struggled to understand the latest tragedy in a dangerous profession. Doctors feared that Randal McCloy, the only survivor among 13 miners trapped underground for 42 hours after an explosion on Monday morning at the Sago mine in Tallmansville, could suffer some brain damage as a result of his...

2006-01-05 15:03:18

(Please read in seventh paragraph ... and was on dialysis to help his kidneys. He was also being treated for damage to his liver ... instead of ... and was on dialysis because of some liver damage.) By Jon Hurdle BUCKHANNON, W., Virginia (Reuters) - The sole survivor of a mine disaster that killed 12 men lay in a coma on Thursday as residents of the tight-knit West Virginia community struggled to understand the latest tragedy in the history of this dangerous profession. But...

2006-01-05 15:20:28

By Jon Hurdle BUCKHANNON, W., Virginia (Reuters) - The sole survivor of a mine disaster that killed 12 men lay in a coma on Thursday as residents of the tight-knit West Virginia community struggled to understand the latest tragedy in the history of this dangerous profession. But doctors feared that Randal McCloy, the only survivor among 13 miners trapped underground for 42 hours after an explosion on Monday morning at the Sago mine in Tallmansville, could suffer some brain damage as...


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  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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