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    Friends Find $75,000 Buried Treasure

    <i>Simple luck helped Tim Crebase and two friends find a stash of cash buried in his yard. Splitting up the money without damaging their friendship may take more skill.

    It was a rainy day early this month that prevented Crebase and friends Barry Billcliff and Matt Ingham go to their roofing job, so they began digging around his Methuen yard to dig up a shrub whose roots were creeping into a nearby set of stairs.

    About a foot down, Crebase said, he hit some soft wood. More digging cracked open a can and he saw the cash.

    After grabbing it, Crebase said he ran screaming to show Billcliff and Ingham, and they helped him uncover about eight remaining cans. The total stash was about 1,800 bills dating between 1899 and 1929 and piles of gold and silver certificates. Exactly who buried it at the rented home in Methuen, about 30 miles north of Boston - and why - is unknown.

    But at least Crebase and Billcliff disagree about who controls the treasure, estimated to be worth as much as $75,000...</i> <A HREF="http://apnews.excite.com/article/20050428/D89O54N00.html">Entire Story Here</A>
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