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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Sole Sago Mine Survivor Stands, Makes Progress

By VICKI SMITH MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Jan. 27) - With a little help, the sole survivor of the Sago Mine disaster stood for the first time since the accident, and puckered his lips when his wife asked for a kiss, doctors said Friday. The 26-year-old McCloy continues to make slow and steady progress in... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Sago Mine Survivor Emerges From Coma

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — The sole survivor of a mine explosion that killed 12 fellow miners emerged from a light coma Wednesday but still cannot speak, his doctor said. Randal McCloy Jr., who had been in a coma since his Jan. 4 rescue, is able to respond to simple commands and follow movements with his... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Blanco Says Wait for FEMA Standards Delaying Recovery

By MELINDA DESLATTE, AP BATON ROUGE, La. (Jan. 24) - The wait for federal standards for home building is hampering Louisiana's hurricane reconstruction efforts, Gov. Kathleen Blanco said Tuesday. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is developing a new set of recommended standards for rebuilding... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Alito to Get Thumbs Up From Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON — Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito is one step closer to finding out if he will serve as the next justice on the nation's highest court. The Senate Judiciary Committee, which held a weeklong hearing on Alito, is expected to approve his nomination to the Supreme Court on Tuesday. The... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Senators Demand Answers About Mine Safety

By Melissa Drosjack WASHINGTON — Senators called for immediate improvements to mine safety on Monday, and asked government and coal industry officials why it took so long for rescue workers to arrive at the scene to help 13 miners trapped early this month deep underground in West Virginia. "It took... Sign in to see full entry.

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