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Give Your Child's Teacher a Calorie-Free Halloween Treat

Charleston, W.Va. - (October 22, 2004) - Halloween isn't just for kids, says John R. Snider, vice president of external affairs for Arch Coal. Snider believes teachers would enjoy a calorie-free treat - a nomination for this school year's Teacher Awards and the possibility of a cash prize.

"We're asking the public - parents, students, anyone - to tell us who the best classroom teachers are in West Virginia," says Snider.

"Again this year, we want to find 10 great teachers and recognize each of them with a $2,500 cash award," he said. "At Halloween time, we know lots of children like to remember their teacher with a little treat. I can't think of a better treat than to tell our state's finest teachers that we appreciate them."

The Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards program is the longest-running, privately sponsored teacher recognition program in the state.

Nomination forms are available in schools, at Speedway locations and on the Internet at www.archteacherawards.com.

Arch Coal, Inc. is the nation's second largest coal producer and mines clean-burning, low-sulfur coal exclusively. Nearly 2,000 people are employed at Arch's operations in West Virginia. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ACI) and maintains its corporate headquarters in St. Louis.