Diary of Kansas City mayor's wife reveals frustration

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 | 3:43 p.m. CDT; updated 7:11 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 15, 2009

KANSAS CITY — A judge said the release of a diary kept by the wife of Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser won't delay an employment discrimination lawsuit against the mayor.

Ann Mesle, a Jackson County judge, said Tuesday she would not postpone the trial for the mayor, wife Gloria Squitiro and the city because of the release late Monday of sections of Squitiro's 2008 diary.

Squitiro worked as a nearly full-time volunteer in the mayor's office. In the diary, she expresses frustration with City Council members, staff and others who criticized her and her husband.

The City Council passed an ordinance aimed at keeping Squitiro from serving as a volunteer in the office.

The lawsuit by former mayoral aide Ruth Bates alleges that Squitiro made racial and sexual comments in the mayor's office. The trial is scheduled to begin July 27.


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