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Former KC Aviation Official Sues City Over Firing  
User currently offlineStlgph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9390 posts, RR: 26
Posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

from the AP wire-

AP-MO--Fired Director-Lawsuit

Former KC aviation official sues city over firing


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Former Kansas City aviation department
director Russ Widmar is suing the city, saying his 2003 firing was
racially motivated.
Widmar claims City Manager Wayne Cauthen fired him to appease
black leaders who were angry about his handling of a news and gift
shop contract at Kansas City International Airport in 2001.
In the suit, Widmar said black leaders complained about a
contract he had recommended that replaced a minority subtenant who
had been at the airport for ten years with another minority
subtenant.
City council members approved the contract. But the lawsuit says
some city leaders afterward called Widmar a racist.
Besides asking for unspecified amounts of pay and other
compensation, Widmar is asking for a public hearing so he can clear
his name.
City officials had no comment.
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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com


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User currently offlineBlhp68 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

Hmm... It seems Russell forgot that he really never did anything for the airport and was a bad airport manager. I used to work as an intern at the airport, he was never around or at any of the aviation dept. meetings.

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