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February 17, 1991 | ALAN PRENDERGAST, Alan Prendergast, a Denver-based free-lancer, wrote "The Poison Tree" (Avon)
'EXCUSE ME. My mom--I woke up, she's dead on the staircase." The dispatcher at the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office wasn't sure she'd heard it right. The voice on the line was that of a little girl, whimpering something about her mother. "She's sick?" "She's dead on the staircase! There's blood, OK?" "What is your name?" "Bente Shoen. I live in the Ski Ranches--in a big log house. There was blood on the bed. Please send somebody." "OK. You said she's not alive now?"
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February 17, 1991 | ALAN PRENDERGAST, Alan Prendergast, a Denver-based free-lancer, wrote "The Poison Tree" (Avon)
'EXCUSE ME. My mom--I woke up, she's dead on the staircase." The dispatcher at the San Miguel County Sheriff's Office wasn't sure she'd heard it right. The voice on the line was that of a little girl, whimpering something about her mother. "She's sick?" "She's dead on the staircase! There's blood, OK?" "What is your name?" "Bente Shoen. I live in the Ski Ranches--in a big log house. There was blood on the bed. Please send somebody." "OK. You said she's not alive now?"
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March 22, 1989 | GEORGE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Leonard Shoen, founder of the U-Haul truck-and-trailer-leasing empire, said he realized just how bitter his family's feud had become when he saw his sons taunt, grab and finally punch each other recently at the company's annual meeting. After reflecting on the rancorous meeting, Shoen said, he has abandoned a proposal under which all 12 of his children would serve on the company's board of directors instead of just four of his sons.
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September 4, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the early hours of Aug. 6, Eva Berg Shoen, 44, was shot to death with a .25-caliber pistol as she slept in her deluxe log home, set amid aspen and spruce trees outside the rustic, 1880s-vintage ski town of Telluride. Investigators were stumped. The shooting smacked of a professional hit. But why, nervous townspeople wondered, would anyone kill this pleasant, blonde, Norwegian-born woman who had moved with her family to the area for its small-town atmosphere?
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September 4, 1990 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the early hours of Aug. 6, Eva Berg Shoen, 44, was shot to death with a .25-caliber pistol as she slept in her deluxe log home, set amid aspen and spruce trees outside the rustic, 1880s-vintage ski town of Telluride. Investigators were stumped. The shooting smacked of a professional hit. But why, nervous townspeople wondered, would anyone kill this pleasant, blonde, Norwegian-born woman who had moved with her family to the area for its small-town atmosphere?
BUSINESS
November 13, 1986 | VICTORIA McCARGAR
Leonard S. (Sam) Shoen, 70, founder of the U-Haul rental system and the man generally credited with creating the do-it-yourself moving industry, announced that he will retire from the company he launched more than 40 years ago. "We all reach the point where one phase of your life is complete and you need to go on with the next phase," Shoen said. "I am now going on with the rest of my life."
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March 22, 1989 | GEORGE WHITE, Times Staff Writer
Leonard Shoen, founder of the U-Haul truck-and-trailer-leasing empire, said he realized just how bitter his family's feud had become when he saw his sons taunt, grab and finally punch each other recently at the company's annual meeting. After reflecting on the rancorous meeting, Shoen said, he has abandoned a proposal under which all 12 of his children would serve on the company's board of directors instead of just four of his sons.
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