by Duluth News Tribune
December 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
We think of Duluth rolling in the dough about a hundred years ago, but the fact is there’s money practically blowing all over town even today. Continue Reading
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Great Article. No, it wasn’t me who lost it. It makes me feel good to realize that most people are inherently honest and want to do the right thing when they find things that people have lost. I applaud those that are so honest that they turn in things they have found in an attempt to find the rightful owner. This is especially true when cash is found!
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Nice article. I’m going to use it in my English class.
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Is using the phone call you got about the 26,000 for a “news scoop” entirely journalistically ethical? I’m not familiar with journalistic ethics, but something about that anecdote just didn’t sit right with me. If I had received that phone call about 26 large, I might have alerted the police, or someone…This would make a person wary of responding to a lost/found ad in the paper, as who knows, you may end up as tomorrow’s news…
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I actually sat on that news for a day while I thought about the ethics of turning an innocent want ad response into a news tip. In the end I decided to share the information with my supervisor because I reasoned that any other person who received a call like that would be perfectly within their rights to share it with their favorite news outlet. Plus the person who called left that information on my voice mail, so they couldn’t have been guarding the secret too closely. In the end we treated it like any other civilian news tip. We used it to get reliable information from an authoritative news source, in this case the police, who already had been notified of the loss.
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I think it was mine. Did they have pictures of Washington, Lincoln, and Franklin on them?
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Well, if the owner isn’t found, bringing it to church would be one option.
Another would be to drop it in one of the Red Kettles around town.
Or better yet, take the time to shop for a gift for a pre-teen or teenager and donate it to Salvation Army cuz, they are really short of those items this year.
It might even be a way of attempting to get it back to the person that lost it. If you feel it was someone that really needed it, chances are they will be getting Christmas help from SA or another local charity.
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