Also, columnist Robert Kuttner referred to Senator Gordon Allott of Colorado. Allott, a former Colorado senator, died in 1989. Kuttner meant Colorado's current Republican senator, Wayne Allard. "Small-cap stars" (BusinessWeek 50, Spring, 2003, Bonus Issue) stated that New Century Financial Corp. wrote $1.47 billion in new loans, up 74% from the previous year. That figure referred to the month of January, 2003. The firm wrote $14.2 billion in new loans in 2002.