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Datebook: October 13 – Chilean Miners Rescued One Year Ago

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The 2010 Copiapó mining accident, also known as the “Chilean mining accident”, began in the afternoon of Thursday, August 5, 2010 as a significant cave-in at the troubled 121-year-old San José copper–gold mine. The buried men, who became known as “Los 33” (“The 33”), were trapped 700 meters (2,300 ft) underground and about 5 kilometers (3 miles) from the mine’s entrance via spiraling underground service ramps. Once the government rescuers knew the men were alive, Chile implemented a comprehensive plan to bring them out, including international rigging teams, experts from NASA and more than a dozen multi-national corporations. After 69 days trapped deep underground, all 33 men were brought safely to the surface on October 13, 2010. The rescue was seen by an audience estimated at more than one billion viewers.

It’s Thursday, October 13

Saturday from noon to dark Bravard Vineyards and Winery host its annual Harvest Celebration. Bring a picnic, lawn blankets and chairs. Live music from the Geezers followed by Moonglow. Bring poetry for readings starting at 2:30. Admission is free. Bravard is at 15000 Overton Road northeast of Hopkinsville.

Former evangelical minister and co-president of the FFRF: Freedom From Religion Foundation, Dan Barker speaks at Murray State tomorrow evening. His topic is his new book ‘The Good Atheist: Living a Purpose-Filled Life Without God”. His presentation is open to all from 6-8 in Freed Curd Auditorium of the Industry and Technology Center on Chestnut Street.

Beginning the fifteenth, the Purchase Area Sexual Assault and Child Advocacy Center – PASAC – offers group training sessions educating adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. 8 PASAC associates are certified by the program Darkness to Light Stewards of Children to offer the training. Call PASAC at 270-534-4422 for scheduling.

Hear WKMS News reports on demand at Thanks for listening.


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