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KC CURRENTS 10-17-06

Ida McBeth performs at Buck O'Neil's memorial service.
Ida McBeth performs at Buck O'Neil's memorial service.

By Sylvia Maria Gross

Kansas City, MO – Baseball Hall-of-Famers Joe Morgan and Ernie Banks remember the man who paved the way for them -- Buck O'Neil. Hear also from Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, documentary film-maker Ken Burns and an original composition by Danny Cox, performed at O'Neil's memorial service. Plus, a controversial new immigration law class is slated for next semester at UMKC law school. And a local minority contractor is suing Kansas City and the museum authority at 18th and Vine for unpaid work he did nearly ten years ago.

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