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Museum planned for Buck O'Neil gets donations

Updated: October 3, 2006, 5:46 PM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Donations are coming in for a building honoring Buck O'Neil, the ailing 94-year-old Negro Leagues great.

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City started a campaign in August to raise at least $1 million toward construction of the Buck O'Neil Education and Research Center. Organizers hope the target is met by Nov. 11, when a party is planned to mark O'Neil's 95th birthday.

Museum spokesman Bob Kendrick said about $100,000 has arrived, with at least ...

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