Gov. Ed Rendell, two top-ranking Chilean government officials and three
Pennsylvania companies that played pivotal roles in the Chilean mine
rescue will help to light the Capitol Christmas tree at noon today in
the state Capitol’s Main Rotunda.
Most of Chile’s 33 rescued miners are honoring a pact of silence about
the worst of their ordeal, but one has indicated he would talk if paid
and another has set the record straight about what didn’t happen.
Some of the 33 miners who were rescued last week after 69 days trapped
underground returned yesterday for an emotionally charged religious
service at the northern Chilean mine that almost became their tomb.