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Georgia Institute of Technology

Baby abandoned in 1941 searches for family

ATLANTA Big events were happening. A world away, tanks clashed in the desert. In Washington, the president extolled the "four freedoms" in his annual State of the Union message. In Atlanta, the new mayor vowed to do something about the city's "awful traffic." And, on an Atlanta doorstep, an infant lay wrapped in a blanket. Night was falling the temperature, too. A young woman inside the home on Sherwood Road heard its cries, brought the baby inside and contacted Grady Memorial Hospital. The nameless boy topped the scale at 8 pounds. Doctors figured he was no more than two hours old. The child "had more than the normal amount of good traits for a baby," an...