Ex-sec. of state to be honored next month in KC

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) - Former secretary of state James A. Baker III will be honored next month during a fundraiser for the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum.

Baker will receive the Harry S. Truman Legacy of Leadership Award on April 8 during the annual "Wild About Harry" event. The dinner will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown-Muehlebach Hotel.

Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower, is scheduled to give the keynote speech.

The fundraiser is sponsored by the nonprofit Truman Library Institute. Since the inaugural event in 2000, featured guests have included historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and journalists Tom Brokaw, Chris Matthews and Hugh Sidey.

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