Chapter 8

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Kay Barnes: Professor at Park University

Kay Barnes is a distinguished professor for Public Leadership at Park University. She served two terms as the first woman mayor of Kansas City from 1999 to 2007, and is credited with pushing for revitalization of the downtown area.

SYNOPSIS: A dejected Tom wishes to make Becky Thatcher sorry for her treatment of him – and so he weighs his options, and decides to become a pirate. He scrambles to a nearby forest clearing to collect his things (marbles, mainly) – but finds Joe Harper instead, and the two spend the afternoon playing Robin Hood.