GANG: What's in the word?

Thursday, May 17, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 2:21 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

In 1995, when she was a Columbia Parks and Recreation supervisor, Wynna Fae Elbert told a Missourian reporter that a late-night basketball program had low turnout because teenagers feared gang–related fighting. She didn’t know her words would spark a furor.