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Bomb removal gets caffeinated

Retired Weston principal sells coffee to help fund bomb-removal efforts in Laos

7:11 PM, Jan. 30, 2013
A bag of Lao Mountain Coffee that Jim Harris has imported from the Sekong Province of Laos to help his bomb removal efforts.
A bag of Lao Mountain Coffee that Jim Harris has imported from the Sekong Province of Laos to help his bomb removal efforts.
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Add coffee importer/salesman to the extraordinary resume of Jim Harris, the retired Weston Elementary School principal who has become a bomb-removal specialist in Laos.

Harris, 65, from Kronenwetter is using Americans' love of caffeine to help fund We Help War Victims, a nonprofit group he and his wife, Marty Harris, a retired art teacher, formed about a decade ago to help the people of rural Laos recover from the Vietnam War.

Through We Help War Victims, the couple have provided medical supplies to hospitals and entire libraries for schools. But the bulk of the work Jim Harris does now ...

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