Washington: Take My House - Please

Take My House -- Please

George Shultz has long argued that the U.S. Secretary of State needs a large and secure home where he can entertain visiting dignitaries. Last week his wish came a step closer to fulfillment when it was disclosed that philanthropist Gwendolyn Cafritz posthumously donated her landmark mansion to become the Secretary's official residence. Cafritz, a Washington socialite who died Nov. 29 at age 78, set aside money from her estate to restore and maintain the $9 million mansion before turning it over to the Government.

- Her gift may nevertheless be refused. Government acceptance will need special congressional approval, thanks to a...

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