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COPY-Permanent home sought for Naismith's rules

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The University of Kansas benefactor who purchased James Naismith's original rules of basketball says efforts are under way to find a place to house them.

David Booth told the Lawrence Journal-World the permanent home could take the form of an addition to Allen Fieldhouse, near the existing Booth Family Hall of Athletics.

Booth bought the rules, penned in 1891, for $4.3 million intending to have them permanently displayed at the university.

Booth says the nonprofit group that promotes Jayhawk sports, Kansas Athletics Inc., is working with an architectural firm on a concept. An official with Kansas Athletics provided no details.

Booth says keeping costs as low as possible is a factor in the consideration.

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