Pitting Brother Against Brother

In Arizona's copper towns, a long strike tears families apart

The two couples were once the closest of friends. Buzz Cole, a truck driver for over 13 years at the Phelps Dodge Corp. copper mine in Morenci, Ariz., and his wife Beverly live in a small frame house on one side of Linden Street. On the other side, in a mirror-image home, are Joe Imrich, a crusher operator at the mine, and his wife Lolita. Beverly and Lolita were on the same bowling team and shared coffee every morning after their husbands left for work....

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