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W. Virginia Torn Over Coal Mining

Small town split on pros and cons of clearing mountains

(Newser) - As the mining industry clears mountains in Appalachia, a nearby town finds itself in a conundrum over the future of coal, writes John McQuaid in Smithsonian magazine. With prices and energy demands soaring, mining sites are multiplying—and while some  residents see the state’s oldest and most profitable industry... More »

Michigan Fans Aren't Pulling Punches

Former #5 team's 0-2 start sparks calls for coach's resignation

(Newser) - Michigan started the college football season ranked fifth. Now, after embarrassing losses to unranked Appalachian State and Oregon, the Wolverines have plummeted out of the polls, and fans are reacting, USA Today reports. Home-crowd fans booed the Wolverines last weekend, and Detroit columnists are calling for coach Lloyd Carr to... More »

Michigan Sacked in AP Poll of Top Teams

Slips from No. 5 to fall off list of best 25

(Newser) - Michigan's awful first week continued yesterday as the team fell off Associated Press' media poll of the top 25 university teams. Ranked No. 5 at the start of the season, Michigan skidded off the list after losing to 1-AA Appalachian State on Saturday. No team has fallen that far in... More »

Appalachian St. Stuns Michigan

Div. I No. 5 falls to Div. I-AA 'rival'

(Newser) - In an upset for the ages, No. 5 Michigan fell to Appalachian State, the two-time defending champ of the division formerly known as 1-AA, before a dumbfounded crowd this afternoon in Ann Arbor, 34-32. Julian Rauch's 24-yard field goal gave Appalachian the lead with 26 seconds remaining, and the Mountaineers'... More »

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