Auctions for Ohio Superman birthplace top goal

CLEVELAND (AP) - September 17, 2008 The sales on eBay are only half-done and already have surpassed their goal of raising $50,000 to fix up the boyhood home of Jerry Siegel. It's where he and Joe Shuster came up with the Man of Steel during the 1930s.

When the second of four auctions of original art and other items wrapped up Tuesday, more than $53,000 had been raised. The auctions continue through Sept. 30.

The proceeds will be used to replace the roof and redo the exterior on the former Siegel family home on Cleveland's East Side. Organizers say money beyond the original goal will be set aside for repairs inside and for future work.

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