King's Ransom?

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The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau this week rejected a request to help fund a proposed $262,000 expansion of the Elvis Presley Museum.

Board members were asked to contribute $50,000 to the project but declined because they have not seen the Foundation's operating budget. If they see a budget, they might reconsider, said board member Everett Kinsey.

"We would look at it, but we already spend about $70,000 a year on the birthplace," he said. "We buy billboards for them and do other things."

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