Saturday, February 09, 2008
Missouri suburb shaken by gunman's rampage - Los Angeles Times: "The roots of the dispute involved the city ticketing his business, Cookco Construction, for parking commercial vehicles in the neighborhood, said Ron Hodges, a friend who lives in the community. The tickets were 'eating at him,' Hodges told the Associated Press. 'He felt that as a black contractor he was being singled out,' said Hodges, who is also black. 'I guess he thought mentally he had no more recourse."