Life of a Lumberman

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INGRAINED
LUMBER IS LIFE TO THE LAMOREAUX
Friday, August 23, 1996
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By DAWN SHURMAITIS; Times Leader Staff Writer

Lumberman Dennis Lamoreaux runs a calloused paw over the rough bark of a
just-felled hemlock.

“You can read a log,” he says.
“There’s a lot of history in a log.”

There’s a lot of history at Lamoreaux Sawmill, too. Worked by third- and
fourth-generation sons of Maine woodsmen, the sawmill relies on a
reputation honed by decades of hard work and fine craftsmanship. Read the rest…

Wealth is Lost in Quest for Faith

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)BYLINE: DAWN SHURMAITIS, Special to the Star-Telegram
LENGTH: 1083 words

GRAND PRAIRIE – She’s bright, educated – and duped.

Diana Lopez – college graduate and kindergarten teacher – claims
that a conniving Arlington tarot card reader used the fear of evil
spirits to drain her of more than $ 100,000, her home and her good
credit rating.

“I can’t believe I did it,” Lopez, 43, said yesterday. “I really
can’t. She needs to be stopped. ” Read the rest…

Questionable Nuclear Plant Practices

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TANKER TRUCK CLEANING LEADS TO CITING OF PP&L
REGULATORS QUESTION NUCLEAR PLANT PRACTICES,
BUT DON’T PUNISH OWNER FOR MINOR VIOLATIONSThursday, June 6, 1996

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By DAWN SHURMAITIS; Times Leader Staff Writer

SALEM TWP. — It’s September 1995 and a tanker truck possibly contaminated
with low doses of radiation leaves the Susquehanna Steam Electric Station,
bound for New Jersey.

Once there, the truck is sold. The new owner cleans it out at a car wash in
Lancaster. From there, the truck travels to Canada. In February — five months after the truck left the nuclear power plant –the new owner finds a radioactive material label on the truck.

Oops. Read the rest…

Illegal Immigration: The Day the Dream Died

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pennsylvania)
January 22, 1995, Sunday, FIVE STAR EDITION
BYLINE: Dawn Shurmaitis
LENGTH: 1286 words
DATELINE: SCRANTON, Pa.

Isabella prays for her people.

She prays for Juan, who escaped guerrilla warfare in his native El Salvador five years ago. She prays for Roman, who left Honduras after years earning only pennies picking coffee beans. She prays for Linda, who left three children behind when she walked across the U.S. border two years ago.

“I pray for everybody,” Isabella says of the words she sends to heaven during Spanish services at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. Read the rest…

A World of Opportunity: Etienne de Villiers

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COVER/ETIENNE
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headline: A World of Opportunity
kicker: International Television conquers new markets while spreading Disney and ABC programming throughout the globe.

By Dawn Shurmaitis

Etienne de Villiers is a prime example of the long reach of the Walt Disney Company. During de Villier’s boyhood in South Africa, Disneyland was a dream destination. The first movie he remembers? “Bambi.” It seems fitting that today, de Villiers presides over Walt Disney Television International.

“It’s huge. We’re in show business, but the emphasis is on business,” de Villiers says of a division that started in 1986 with six people and has grown to a billion-dollar operation with 700 employees and 16 offices worldwide. De Villiers and his wide-reaching staff are responsible for the company’s free and pay television activities, including sales, production and broadcasting. The chief objective is no less than to be the number one provider of children and family entertainment in the world. Read the rest…

Tuning in the Future with BO&E

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ABC InkCOVER STORY
byline: By Dawn Shurmaitis

It’s TV time. You hit the “on” button and a colorful image instantly appears. Easy, isn’t it? Next time, try thinking about everything that has to happen, and happen perfectly, to get that picture on your screen. Go beyond – way beyond – correspondents who bring you news or entertainers who make you laugh. Travel 22,300 miles into space, where ABC’s Telstar satellite is busy sending and receiving your TV signal.

Tired yet? We’re still not done. Return to Earth and dozens of control rooms, studios, editing bays and graphics areas where hundreds of ABC employees work day and night making sure programming gets on the air, and gets on right. Read the rest…

Worse With Age: Recession Forces Elderly Back to Work

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WORSE WITH AGE: THE RECESSION FORCES ELDERLY BACK TO WORK

Wednesday, October 21, 1992

By DAWN SHURMAITIS

Times Leader Staff Writer

Three percent. Nineteen bucks. The cost of three large bottles of Geritol.

 That’s what senior citizens are getting next year: a 3 percent cost-of-living increase that will boost monthly Social Security checks by an average $19. Read the rest…

Ben and Jerry’s Annual Stockholder Meeting

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 BEN & JERRY’S ANNUAL STOCKHOLDERS MEETING IS A REAL LOLLAPALOOZA

 Sunday, July 3, 1994

 By DAWN SHURMAITIS; Times Leader Staff Writer

 The annual meeting of Ben & Jerry’s stockholders is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. At a quarter past, the board of directors ambles in, decked in purple T-shirts and baseball caps advertising the company’s latest ice cream line.

The stockholders are equally casual. Moms push babes in strollers toward a Peace Pop giveaway. Old timers in socks and Birkenstocks shuffle toward the front of the meeting place — a big top pitched on the side of a Vermont mountain.

 There isn’t a suit or a tie in sight at Sugarbush. Read the rest…

Building Destination TV

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ABC Ink

By Dawn Shurmaitis

kicker: ABC and Disney work together to attract kids (and ratings!) to “One Saturday Morning”

Next Saturday morning, stay in your pajamas, grab a bowl of Captain Crunch and hunker down in front of the TV. For a few hours, forget about the mortgage and the chores and take a trip back into kidville. Without breaking any parental rules, turn on the tube and eavesdrop on kids conversation. Cruise along with characters like Pepper Ann, Doug and the “Recess” gang as they navigate those perilous childhood shoals. You’ll laugh, and you just might learn something. Read the rest…