In the real town that inspired Mayberry, the house where the star of "The Andy Griffith Show" grew up still helps put the town on the map.

Gary York made the high bid of $79,000 Saturday for the yellow, two-bedroom home where Andy Griffith spent his childhood. York, who lives in Mount Airy, N.C., said he wasn't sure what he would do with the house, but he wanted ownership to stay in town. "We'll do something to benefit the community," he said.*****

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Birthdays: For Monday, June 29

Actor Gary Busey 54

Singer Little Eva 53

Actress Sharon Lawrence 37

Actress Amanda Donohoe 36