Judge Decides Dead Deserve Representation

1 decade 2 years 6 months ago Saturday, April 07 2007 Apr 7, 2007 Saturday, April 07, 2007 4:14:43 PM CDT April 07, 2007 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) - The homestead pioneers buried on property around Kansas City International Airport will be assigned legal representation before the airport can continue a development plan. Airport officials want to move five small cemeteries dating to the 1800s to a five-acre site elsewhere on their property. That means exhuming 101 marked and unmarked graves. Some descendants of those buried there say all that remains in many of the graves are buttons and bones. They believe the graves should be left alone. Airport official David Long says the court action should not delay any projects, calling it an educational issue rather than a legal dispute. Kansas City attorney Heather Brown says the city will pay for the legal representation of the dead.

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