Alabama treasurer uses online auction for 1st time

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama State Treasurer's Office is
going to hold its first online auction for unclaimed property
beginning Friday and continuing throughout the year.
      Past auctions have been live events in Montgomery. But State
Treasurer Kay Ivey says an online auction should reach more people
because it is available around the clock.
      Items for sale will include coins, silver, sports cards and
jewelry.
      Information, including auction start dates, will be available at
www.moneyquestalabama.com.
      The unclaimed property comes from safe deposit boxes where
people have quit paying the rent for at least three years and can't
be located.