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Single Dad Avoids Foreclosure

Steve Bowen of Salem, a single father caught in the subprime debacle, avoids foreclosure as he raises his seven year-old daughter Callista.

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Steve Bowen, 34, of Salem, replaces a belt on a friend's Acura, in his garage, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008. Bowen supplements his income by performing auto repairs.

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Steve Bowen, 34, plays with his daughter Callista, 5, in the kitchen of their Salem home, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008. Steve is slowly remodeling his kitchen. His daughter just came home from attending morning kindergarten.

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Steve Bowen, 34, of Salem, sits at the dining room table with his daughter with his daughter Callista, 5, in the Salem home, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008. The two are planning their strategy to fill out Callista's Valentine's Day cards.

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Callista Bowen, 5, informs her father Steve Bowen, 34, that he has a phone call, in the dining room of their Salem home, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008.

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Steve Bowen, 37, of Salem, receives a hug from his seven year old daughter Callista, after getting off the school bus, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009.

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Steve Bowen, 37, of Salem, receives a hug from his seven year old daughter Callista, after getting off the school bus, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009.

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Steve Bowen, 37, of Salem, spends time with his seven year old daughter Callista, after she gets home from school, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009.

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Steve Bowen, 37, of Salem, spends time with his seven year old daughter Callista, going over her homework, after she gets home from school, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009.

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Steve Bowen, 37, of Salem, spends time with his seven year old daughter Callista, going over her homework, after she gets home from school, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009.

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Steve Bowen, 37, of Salem, spends time with his seven year old daughter Callista working on her homework, after she gets home from school, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009.

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Steve Bowen, 37, of Salem, spends time with his seven year old daughter Callista, after she gets home from school, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009.

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