A little over a year after the Crandall Canyon mine collapsed, the faces of the nine miners killed in the tragedy now grace a public memorial. Six miners were trapped when the Crandall Canyon mine collapsed on Aug 6, 2007. Ten days later, three of their colleagues who were trying to save the trapped men were killed when the mine rumbled again.
Miner’s Memorial Park was dedicated on Sunday. The monument – featuring the faces of the nine men lost in the mine – Is cast in bronze.
Oprah – an open supporter of Barack Obama for President – said recently she would not have Sarah Palin on her show until after the election. In a statement released earlier this month, Winfrey said she thinks Sarah Palin would be a “fantastic interview”, but reiterated her decision not to use her show “as a platform for any of the candidates”. Obama has been on the show twice to promote his books. The statement on Oprah’s website points out both appearances occurred before she endorsed his candidacy.
But Oprah’s decision to keep the show politics-free has some women organizing boycotts of her media empire.
What do you think, should Oprah have Palin on simply because she’s a woman? Or are you as a viewer better off with the show as it is?
We knew Tina Fey would make a perfect Sarah Palin, but it was even better than I imagined. In case you missed SNL this week – or didn’t get the YouTube link yet – enjoy!
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