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April 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
Emmanuel Lewis, the former child star of the '80s TV series "Webster," got off with a warning for speeding after giving his autograph and posing for a photo with Georgia police, officials said. Warwick officer Ron Kirk said he stopped a vehicle Tuesday afternoon in rural southwestern Georgia that had been traveling 70 mph in a 45 mph zone. Kirk immediately recognized Lewis.
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April 15, 2005 | From Associated Press
Emmanuel Lewis, the former child star of the '80s TV series "Webster," got off with a warning for speeding after giving his autograph and posing for a photo with Georgia police, officials said. Warwick officer Ron Kirk said he stopped a vehicle Tuesday afternoon in rural southwestern Georgia that had been traveling 70 mph in a 45 mph zone. Kirk immediately recognized Lewis.
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January 20, 2002 | From Associated Press
Former newspaper columnist and City Councilwoman Laura Miller and well-connected businessman Tom Dunning will face each other in a runoff election next month in the city's heated mayoral race. With all precincts reporting Saturday night, Miller had 48.8% of the vote, ahead of Dunning's 39%. Democratic state Rep. Domingo Garcia finished with 11.1%. Because no candidate got more than 50% of the vote in the nonpartisan election, Miller and Dunning will go into the Feb. 16 runoff.
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April 11, 2002 | MEGAN K. STACK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk was chosen this week to run for Senate on the Democratic ticket, a carefully crafted comeback strategy went into effect for a party that has slumped dangerously close to irrelevance in Texas politics. Kirk is one-third of a so-called "Dream Team," a racially diverse triumvirate that Democrats hope will win back a portion of the party's long-lost Lone Star eminence.
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April 10, 2002 | From Associated Press
Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk became Texas' first black nominee for U.S. Senate by trouncing Victor Morales in Tuesday's Democratic runoff for the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Phil Gramm. The victory sets up the so-called "Dream Team" for Democrats who hope to use Kirk and Latino gubernatorial candidate Tony Sanchez to energize their base among minorities in the traditionally conservative state.
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April 11, 2002 | MEGAN K. STACK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk was chosen this week to run for Senate on the Democratic ticket, a carefully crafted comeback strategy went into effect for a party that has slumped dangerously close to irrelevance in Texas politics. Kirk is one-third of a so-called "Dream Team," a racially diverse triumvirate that Democrats hope will win back a portion of the party's long-lost Lone Star eminence.
NEWS
April 13, 1999 | CLAUDIA KOLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Ron Kirk, Dallas' first black mayor, talks to counterparts from other cities, he tells a joke about how blacks used to get mayors' jobs: There's an airplane hurtling along at top speed. Suddenly, the navigation system dies. The engine fails. The wing catches fire. The pilot bursts into the cabin and singles out a black passenger. You, he says, haven't you always wanted to fly a plane?
NATIONAL
March 3, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
U.S. trade representative nominee Ron Kirk, the latest top-level appointee in the Obama administration to have an income-tax problem, has agreed to pay about $10,000 in back taxes. Kirk, the former mayor of Dallas, has agreed to file amended income tax returns for three years and to pay the taxes. The tax discrepancies were discovered during a review by the Senate Finance Committee.
NEWS
June 6, 1995 | Reuters
Ron Kirk was sworn in as the first black mayor of Dallas Monday and repeated his campaign promises to boost the local economy and fight crime. The 40-year-old lawyer, a Democrat, captured more than 60% of the vote in a three-way race last month with a Latino and a white candidate. Monday's ceremony was attended by members of the City Council, who were also sworn in, and former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, who received a standing ovation when Kirk acknowledged her.
BUSINESS
September 5, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
The United States scored an initial victory in a long-running trade conflict when the World Trade Organization found that the European Union had provided illegal subsidies to aircraft maker Airbus. People briefed by U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk described the confidential, preliminary ruling as a decisive win for the U.S. and Chicago-based Boeing Co., finding that European governments provided illegal subsidies for all of the commercial jetliners that France-based Airbus has made.
NEWS
April 10, 2002 | From Associated Press
Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk became Texas' first black nominee for U.S. Senate by trouncing Victor Morales in Tuesday's Democratic runoff for the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Phil Gramm. The victory sets up the so-called "Dream Team" for Democrats who hope to use Kirk and Latino gubernatorial candidate Tony Sanchez to energize their base among minorities in the traditionally conservative state.
NEWS
January 20, 2002 | From Associated Press
Former newspaper columnist and City Councilwoman Laura Miller and well-connected businessman Tom Dunning will face each other in a runoff election next month in the city's heated mayoral race. With all precincts reporting Saturday night, Miller had 48.8% of the vote, ahead of Dunning's 39%. Democratic state Rep. Domingo Garcia finished with 11.1%. Because no candidate got more than 50% of the vote in the nonpartisan election, Miller and Dunning will go into the Feb. 16 runoff.
NEWS
April 13, 1999 | CLAUDIA KOLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Ron Kirk, Dallas' first black mayor, talks to counterparts from other cities, he tells a joke about how blacks used to get mayors' jobs: There's an airplane hurtling along at top speed. Suddenly, the navigation system dies. The engine fails. The wing catches fire. The pilot bursts into the cabin and singles out a black passenger. You, he says, haven't you always wanted to fly a plane?
NEWS
May 2, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
Incumbent mayors Ron Kirk of Dallas and Howard Peak of San Antonio rolled to huge wins, while Brownsville Mayor Henry Gonzalez lost his bid for a third term. Kirk, the first black mayor of Dallas, and Peak both campaigned on themes of improving basic city services and played down promises of major civic projects. With 65% of the vote counted, Kirk had 25,145 votes, or 73%, to 22% for his nearest rival, immigration lawyer Margaret Donnelly.
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May 7, 1995 | Associated Press
Former Texas Secretary of State Ron Kirk was elected mayor of Dallas on Saturday in a landslide, becoming the first black elected mayor of any major city in the state. With 865 of 875 precincts reporting, Kirk had 68,541 votes, or 62%. Lawyer Darrell Jordan trailed with 23% and City Councilman Domingo Garcia had 13%. Kirk, 40, served as secretary of state under former Gov. Ann Richards before joining a Dallas law firm.
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