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    http://articles.news.aol.com/news/_a...25100809990030
    Homeless Man Reaps Rewards for Honest Effort

    DETROIT (July 25) - A homeless man who returned $21,000 worth of saving bonds he found in a trash bin is finding out how much honesty can pay off.


    Charles Moore, a homeless man who found and turned in $21,000 worth of U.S. savings bonds
    Robin Buckson, The Detroit News / AP
    Charles Moore, 59, found and turned in $21,000 worth of U.S. savings bonds and got a $100 reward. Upon hearing the story, many people have sent Moore, who is homeless, $4,000 in cash and gifts.
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    Charles Moore, 59, had been searching for returnable bottles last week when he came across the 31 U.S. savings bonds. He turned them in to a homeless shelter, where a staff member tracked down the family of the man who had owned them.

    For his good deed, the bond owner's son gave Moore $100, but residents around Michigan and in other states decided his action merited a more generous reward.

    So far, Moore has received over $4,000.

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    One man sent him eight trash bags full of returnable bottles and a bowl of coins. Three others gave a combined $2,500, and two businessmen from Troy donated $1,200, a shopping spree and a lead on a job.

    "I was thankful for it," said Moore, who had lost his roofing job in Ohio and moved back to Michigan but couldn't find work.

    Moore said he plans to use the money to find an apartment.

    David C. Smith, of Albuquerque, N.M., gave Moore $1,000. Smith said he and his fiancee wouldn't have thought twice about what to do if the bonds had belonged to them.

    "We would have given him the whole amount, period," Smith said. "No questions asked."

    07/25/06 09:53 EDT
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    What a great person to do that. Especially when that money was probably very needed by this man.
    MMA News
    MMA News 247

  • #2
    I think he should have been able to keep the money. I think they should have let him keep it.
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    • #3
      I'm more interested in this story about how Ken Jennings blasted the show Jeopardy. Do tell!

      "The Gagne T-shirt jersey comes with a complimentary can of gasoline and a set of matches."

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      • #4
        I know, I know, the old folks love him," Jennings writes in a recent posting, titled "Dear Jeopardy!" on his Web site.

        "Nobody knows he died in that fiery truck crash a few years back and was immediately replaced with the Trebektron 4000 (I see your engineers still can't get the mustache right, by the way)."


        In a "correction" posted Monday on his Web site, Jennings offers an apology of sorts.

        "We regret the insinuation that Mr. Alex Trebek is a robot, and has been since 2004. Mr. Trebek's robotic frame does still contain some organic parts, many harvested from patriotic Canadian schoolchildren, so this technically makes him a `cyborg,' not a `robot.'"


        "The Gagne T-shirt jersey comes with a complimentary can of gasoline and a set of matches."

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