Gwendolyn Sykes, Yale’s chief financial officer, testified on behalf of Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska at his corruption trial Tuesday, telling the jurors the senator has a solid reputation. “He’s definitely a trusting character and a trusting soul,” said Sykes, once an intern for Stevens. Stevens, 84, is accused of lying on Senate forms to conceal more than $250,000 in renovations on his cabin and other gifts from Bill Allen, the former chief of giant oil services company VECO Corp. The corruption investigation has rattled Alaska politics and made Stevens vulnerable to a Democratic challenge for his Senate seat in the Nov. 4 election. — The Associated Press