The early morning 38 ~ 35 victory of the WVU Mountaineers over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl was tempered by the fact that 13 coal miners are trapped 260 feet below the surface as I write this. The miners were trapped after a methane gas explosion caused by what is thought to have been a lightning strike.
While many West Virginians were celebrating the win, others wait in hope that they'll get to see their loved ones again...
Go here for the mine story:
And here for the Sugar Bowl story:
Let us all say a silent prayer for the safe return of all thirteen... And let's have at least one more happy story for West Virginia tomorrow.
Copyright 2006 Thomas J Wolfenden