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Bill Gates to the rescue again

Bill Gates: "The goal is to have every student have the same kind of educational opportunities that I had. A chance to pursue their curiosity, a chance to go to college. And the current situation is quite bleak. A third of the people in their high school this month will not graduate. The money here is to go for high schools to take a new approach; an approach where you have close relationships at a smaller scale. And it's an approach we think will work and help the kids."

It was a strange scene at Morris High School. There was Bill Gates -- giving $51 million to a school system headed by the man who led the government's anti-trust case against Microsoft: Joel Klein.>>>>

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/news/wabc_091703_gatesinterview.html

More articles.....he's now given a total of $90M to NYC schools alone.....

http://searchapp.abclocal.go.com/search?q=bill+gates&site=abclocal_wabc&client=abclocal_wabc&proxystylesheet=abclocal_wabc&output=xml_no_dtd&imageField.x=33&imageField.y=12

I don't care how much companies hate this guy...the PEOPLE love the hell out of him.

TONI

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(NT) (NT) i like him think hes done more good
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Is the M$ that people hate...

Bill Gates' version of the corporation or Steve Ballmer's? BillG has a great vision of software and a software company. SteveB is the ball-buster who is all consumed by corporate greed.

dw

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I have had very few

heroes in my life......Bill Gates has been at the top of the list since I first heard of him in 1980.

My mom and step-dad got involved with a small investing group of her brothers and their wives back then. I didn't know squat about computers (never owned one until 1995) on a personal level, but knew they were the future. I tried to tell them to invest is MS, and they went with the stupid Home Shoppers Club on cable tv instead. I hate thinking about what my inheritance would be looking like about now....lol

TONI

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Yep, Billy has been slugged many times

even in these CNet forums, but I have always taken up for him. Where would the public be without him and his whats hisname to give us practical home computers instead of those huge mainframes that we would need to lease or buy time. He does keep a lot of money, (ever see the TV video of his house on the upper west coast), for himself, but he makes more than what he or his heirs could spend. He is the richest man in the world..so, he has a large mega million dollors charity fund he dips into to throw around. Reminds me of my Dad telling me that back in the 20/30's Depression, rich people would cruise on their pleasure boats up/down the rivers, giving out money, food, gifts, to the poor people living in shack boat houses.

Billy does kinda reminds me of John Denver...just a country boy who done good.

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