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Implosion of blast furnace ends an era
Implosion of blast furnace ends an era

The Star of Bethlehem has been removed from the L Blast Furnace, and its fate is uncertain ("Sparrows Pt. furnace imploded," Jan. 29). I remember driving to work on those dark, cold winter mornings before sunrise and the star would come into view atop the furnace. The radio would crackle with traffic and weather reports. Minus-5 degrees wind chill, not a problem. I would cut the heat in the car back preparing to face the cold work day. Worried? Fearing the cold? No way, we were steel men, tough as the product we shaped and bent for the world to use. The star was a testament to our faith in God, country and family, and those were the reasons we made the trek every day into one of...

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