|From Kansas City|
Racial divide seems the common denominator characteristic of the urban layout - the once bustling strict east of main is as dark in color as despair - poverty - crack - rape - murder - and tension over accusations the Mayor's Wife's, a now rejected volunteer (city council overturned the mayor's veto last night) reference to a city employee as Mammie.
The Holy Grail of Kansas City Politics is a light rail system - of which - according to our interview - the Funkster promised to deliver on. Either way, when you wake up in the morning and on the front page is something - perhaps not so flattering - it tends to hamper your day.
In midtown, one of subjects I've been following passed away. His death wasn't reported and I've had trouble getting information since I only know him as Captain Dan. Having lost most of his toes last winter he'd been wheelchair bound. A local philanthropist who assists the chronically homeless - Mr. Woo - was working on purchasing Dan a new wheelchair.