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Cinnamon's Penny Is Change to Believe In

Chris Cinnamon, the American Cable Association's longtime outside counsel, sent ACA communications vice president Ted Hearn an e-mail with a photo last Thursday: "Look what I found with my change this morning on the bedside table at the Flat Rock, N.C., Holiday Inn Express. Received as change for a cheeseburger."

It was a 1900 Indian Head penny, worth about $5 or $10 on the free market, judging by eBay listings.

Heading into the ACA Summit on April 28 outside Washington, D.C. , he was hoping the windfall was more than monetary.

Said Cinnamon: "It is a sure sign that good fortune will shine upon the ACA Summit, especially considering the importance of broadband stimulus funds for small cable."