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1. A Steady Transformation A Steady Transformation Article tells how Randy Wisthoff, director of the Kansas City Zoo since 2003, implemented an evaluation process used by Service Management Group (SMG) to make major improvements in customer satisfaction.... Zoos;

2. Is It the Squawk of the Town Yet? Is It the Squawk of the Town Yet? Article describes problems of Kansas City Zoo. Attendance in 2006 was fewer than 400,000 people. Recent visitors complained of a lack of amenities but zoo officials are confident that once season opening... Zoos;

3. Furbearers of Missouri Furbearers of Missouri Close-ups of fourteen Missouri animals in their natural environment, including badgers, beavers, bobcats, coyotes, grey fox, minks, muskrats, opossums, otters, raccoons, red fox, spotted skunks, striped... Zoology; Zoo animals;

4. Giving Character Giving Character The article highlights Christian Youth Theater, now in its 10th year in Kansas City. More than 400 students, beginning at age 6, participate in 10 weeks of after-school acting, voice and dance classes,... Youth; Theatrical productions;

5. Big Downtown 'Y' Proposed Big Downtown 'Y' Proposed The YMCA at 10th and Oak streets has been closed from 30 years. It was razed in 1999 to "make way for Ilus W. Davis Park." David Byrd, who became president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in... Young Men's Christian associations; Sports & recreation facilities;

6. All Hail Monarch of the Mat All Hail Monarch of the Mat Article announces that former professional wrestler, Harley Race, has been inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Race is interviewed at his wrestling academy in Eldon, Missouri, and describes... Wrestlers; Wrestling;

7. Handles and Spokes Handles and Spokes W. H. Warner operates a factory at 1st and Lydia Avenue, producing handles and spokes for various tools and vehicles from “the finest grades of Arkansas hickory.” The Warner plant is “equipped with... Woodworking;

8. Indian Now on Private Sentry Duty in KC Indian Now on Private Sentry Duty in KC Story of the cigar-store wooden Indian which for more than 50 years identified the Reardon Tobacco Company at 709 Main Street. The Reardons called him "Johnny Swift Wing" and the statue eventually got... Wood carvings; Cigar store Indians; Collectors; Antiques;

9. Leavenworth - Equine Surgery Leavenworth - Equine Surgery Captioned photograph showing a carousel in the background and man carving. Caption reads, "Even wooden horses need care. When the C. W. Parker Carousel Museum in Leavenworth is closed, volunteers often... Wood carving; Galleries & museums; Merry-go-rounds;

10. Journal of Myra F. Eells Journal of Myra F. Eells Title continued, Kept While Passing through the United States and over the Rocky Mountains in the Spring and Summer of 1838. This daily journal of Myra Eells, a pioneer woman settler of the Oregon Territory,... Women; Travel;

11. Civic Housekeepers… And More Civic Housekeepers… And More A history of women's organizations and women civic leaders in Kansas City. Beginning the in the 1850s and continuing forward, women in Kansas City sought to form groups that addressed issues of education,... Women; Politics & government; Activists; Reform;

12. An 'Icon' Reflects On Career An 'Icon' Reflects On Career After a 30-year career, Deputy Chief Rachel Whipple retired from the Kansas City Police Department in April. Whipple was the first woman to serve as Kansas City police chief after serving as interim chief... Women; Police;

13. An Angry Advocate An Angry Advocate Biographical article about Julia Hill, "long a leader in local civil rights campaigns" and a 65-year-old (in 1988) prominent member of the Kansas City school board. The article discusses Hill's involvements... Women; Education; Discrimination; Segregation; Activists;

14. First Woman Ordained to First Presidency First Woman Ordained to First Presidency Becky Savage is the first woman called into the highest leadership tier of the Community of Christ Church. At the denomination's world conference last week she was ordained a member of the First Presidency... Women; Churches; Meetings;

15. A Year of Tragedy, Triumph For This Councilwoman A Year of Tragedy, Triumph For This Councilwoman Steve Penn's "Commentary"column features City Councilwoman Melba Curls. Melba was the wife of Phil Curls, Sr., who died on May 4, 2007. That date just happened to be the date she was to be celebrating... Women;

16. Jacquline Townes McGee Jacquline Townes McGee Book excerpt with a brief biography and photo of Jacquline Townes McGee, a Missouri state representative, including her committee memberships, birth in Haiti in 1952, and so on. Women;

17. "Nobody Out Here Knows Anything About Wimin's Rights" "Nobody Out Here Knows Anything About Wimin's Rights" Title contines "Clarina Howard Nichols, Woman's Rights, and Abolitionism in Kansas Territory." Article discusses Clarina Howard Nichols, one of the most notable nineteenth-century women's rights activisits... Women's rights;

18. Down-Home Wineries Down-Home Wineries Article profiles six Kansas City-area wineries: Jowler Creek Vineyard and Winery, Amigoni Urban Winery, Stone Pillar Vineyard and Winery, BlueJacket Crossing Vineyard and Winery, Holy-Field Vineyard and... Wine; Wine industry;

19. Doug Frost--Spirit King Doug Frost--Spirit King Biographical sketch of Doug Frost, an internationally recognized wine expert who has judged for "PBS's first reality show, 'The Winemakers,' and presides over the Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competitions,... Wine;

20. Did You Know? Did You Know? In the 1880s Missouri was the number one producer of wine in the United States. Today 90 percent is produced by California. Article includes “fun facts about our regional wine industry.” Wine industry;