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61. Central Technical Institute Central Technical Institute In 1969 the name was changed to Missouri Institute of Technology, also in Kansas City, Missouri (March 1979). Universities & colleges;

62. Forsee Departs University Post At Crucial Time Forsee Departs University Post At Crucial Time On Friday, January 7, 2011, Gary Forsee resigned as the President for the University of Missouri’s four-campus system. The former Sprint executive plans to care for his cancer-stricken wife, whose diagnosis... Universities & colleges;

63. James Stephens James Stephens Portrait and biographical sketch of James Stephens, founder of Stephens College for women in Columbia, Missouri. Native of Kentucky raised in Columbia and becoming a businessman there before endowing and... Universities & colleges;

64. Industry Blends Timely, Timeless Industry Blends Timely, Timeless Profile on the funeral industry in Kansas City and how national changes, trends, and mergers are affecting local funeral homes and morticians. Kansas City Kansas Community College is the only area school... Undertaking; Morgues & mortuaries; Funeral rites & ceremonies;

65. J. T. Welden J. T. Welden Located at 828 Delaware Street, J. T. Welden sold coffins. Undertaking; Coffins;

66. Eerie Tunnel Offered Greenwood Elementary Kids Safe Passage Under Busy KC Intersection Eerie Tunnel Offered Greenwood Elementary Kids Safe Passage Under Busy KC Intersection The author reminisces about her experiences as an elementary school student using an underground passage called "The Tunnel" at the intersection of 27th and Cleveland Avenue. Built in the early 1900s,... Tunnels; Passageways; School children;

67. Arborist Chuck Brasher Made His Mark on KC Area Arborist Chuck Brasher Made His Mark on KC Area Article pays tribute to arborist Chuck Brasher, who died recently at the age of 90. Nicknamed "Mr Champion Tree," Brasher was best known for compiling a list of Champion Trees in the area; those that are... Trees; Forestry;

68. Jackson County in Early Mormon Descriptions Jackson County in Early Mormon Descriptions As title implies, this article highlights travel descriptions of Jackson County found in writings of early settlers, circa 1830, commonly referred to as "Mormons." The author also includes descriptions... Travel sketches;

69. Light-Rail Proposal Takes Two More Hits Light-Rail Proposal Takes Two More Hits HNTB Corp., consultants for the light-rail plan for Kansas City, reported that there isn't enough money to fund the $1.5 billion proposed system. On the same day, the City Council learned that the petition... Transportation; Railroads; Mass transit;

70. Infrastructure Architecture: Reinvesting the Highway Infrastructure Architecture: Reinvesting the Highway The author outlines a plan for redesigning the highways in Kansas City to integrate them more into the fabric of downtown. He also proposes a variety of public transit options to be included in the scheme.... Transportation; Mass Transit; Roads;

71. Doubts Surface about Existing Rails Doubts Surface about Existing Rails Discussion about using existing rail lines between Kansas City and its suburbs and commuter trains or express buses as opposed to the light rail plan approved by voters. Includes map of possible commuter... Transportation; Mass transit;

72. Light Rail Rolls Light Rail Rolls In November 2006, Kansas City voters approved a light rail plan proposed by long-time light rail proponent Clay Chastain. Critics of the plan charge that it is not economically feasibe; however, the Kansas... Transportation; Mass transit

73. Heartland Traction: The Interurban Lines of Kansas City Heartland Traction: The Interurban Lines of Kansas City This book contains information concerning the interurban railway lines in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Included are: Kansas City, Leavenworth & Western (the Leavenworth Line); Kansas City, Lawrence... Transportation; Electric railroads; Street railroads;

74. Kansas City in The 1960s Kansas City in The 1960s Excerpt from magazine about Kansas City's automobile industry and the city's function as a transportation center. Transportation; Automobile industry;

75. KC Zone is Big Stimulus Winner KC Zone is Big Stimulus Winner The Kansas City area was recently awarded $50 million of Federal stimulus funds for various bus and street projects. The largest amount--$26.2 million--went to the "Green Impact Zone," an environmentally... Transportation; Assistance; Urban renewal;

76. Highway Signs Highway Signs File includes a letter by Joseph H. Bruening telling a story about a man losing his way to KCI, written to the Sign Committee of the city government, regarding the ambiguous and confusing nature of road... Transportation;

77. An Expanding Distribution Revolution An Expanding Distribution Revolution Article reviews the Midwest transportation corridor including Kansas City's central location that "puts it square in the middle of a growing trade corridor linking Canada, the United States and Mexico."... Transportation facilities; Transportation industry; Commerce;

78. If You Build It. . . If You Build It. . . Profile of the new 601,829 square foot KH Jensen Distribution Warehouse in [Olathe, Kansas]. [location not noted in article] Included are reasons why Kansas City is "an ideal location" for distribution... Transportation facilities; Commerce;

79. Historic Oak Cleared Away Historic Oak Cleared Away A historic oak tree, once a landmark on the Santa Fe Trail near Council Grove, Kansas, was declared dead in 1990. Most of the branches had been removed, but a 20-foot trunk remained. This deteriorated... Trails & paths; Tree stumps; Oaks;

80. 'Freedom Mall' Envisioned 'Freedom Mall' Envisioned Ed Hogan, Kansas City artist, has created four statues that "tell the stories of many slaves who once sought freedom across the Missouri River." The statues are part of the Kansas City River Trails Inc.... Trails & paths; Sculpture; Slavery;