Archive for Friday, August 29, 2003

Briefly

August 29, 2003

Advertisement

Washington

Glickman vs. Brownback Senate race unlikely

Former Democratic Rep. Dan Glickman said Thursday it would be great to have a viable Democratic candidate to challenge Republican incumbent Sen. Sam Brownback in 2004 -- but he probably won't be that challenger.

"There's still a little bit of a door open, but it's pretty slim," Glickman told the Mid-America News Network.

The executive director of the Kansas Democratic Party, Pat Murray, said this was the first time Glickman had publicly discussed a possible candidacy.

Glickman, a former secretary of agriculture under President Clinton, said part of his reluctance was the fund-raising effort needed to mount a challenge, which would mean giving up his job as director of the Harvard Institute of Politics.

Kansas City, Mo.

Adult charges filed against teen in shooting

A 15-year-old accused of shooting a toddler and teenager during a daytime gunfight has been charged as an adult.

Terry L. Hutton, of Kansas City, appeared Wednesday in Jackson County Circuit Court on two counts of first-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action. A judge entered a routine not guilty plea for Hutton.

Hutton's bond was set at $100,000.

Prosecutors allege Hutton fired an assault rifle at some rivals in a different car. A bullet went through the trunk of a car and hit 2-year-old Tracee Partee in the head. She suffered permanent brain damage.

A 15-year-old girl walking down the street was shot in the leg as she ran from the gunfire.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.

loading...