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It seems to us<br> A rags-to-riches story and the facts of life

FAIRY TALE: Dreams do come true. Just ask the golden-voiced Ted Williams. The former radio announcer, homeless because of alcoholism and drug addiction, cleaned up his act and was the subject of a roadside video interview. Next thing, job offers were coming in faster than he could field them. He's even reconnected with his 90-year-old mother. It's a one-in-a-million shot. Here's hoping he understands his remarkable good fortune and honors it.


FAIRY TALE, TOO: It's not that winning the lottery is such a noteworthy thing. People -- a few lucky ones, anyway -- win it all the time. But this story is truly cause for celebration: When a man can win $190 million, as Jim McCullar of Washington state did this week and, in the rush of excitement, still retain the level-headedness to hand the check over to his wife, well, it just give you hope for humanity.

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