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Edward M Eveld
Pendleton Heights Captures Then and Now in New Book
September 21, 2011
Article describes a new book published by the Pendleton Heights Neighborhood Association featuring "then" and "now" photos of 83 homes and businesses. Local photographer David Remley captured current images...
Plot Twists As Scene Changes
May 19, 2009
Feature article in the weekly business section reviews the demise of many independent book sellers and states, "Today, Rainy Day Books in Fairway is considered the only general-market independent bookstore...
Prescription for Ailing Downtowns: Beautification
Article about some methods for beautifying Downtown Kansas City through urban renewal suggestions from a recent book by city planner Victor Gruen, with description of the park and boulevard system of the...
Profile: Kansas City Style
Book review of "Kansas City Style" with photo and bio of Jane Flynn (and her co-author, Dory DeAngelo), a self-styled "'preservationist curmudgeon'" and former administrator of the Landmarks Commission...
Prominent Kansas Citians
File containing an entire section of the paper about prominent Kansas Citians in the Kansas City Blue Book.
Public Library Observes Book Week with Expanding Service for City
Photo and article about the expansion of services of the Kansas City Public Library with "emphasis on the branch libraries" in connection to National Book Week, describing the libraries' operations directed...
Punched Card Accounting
Brief article about J. L. Batchler, vice-president of Kansas City Life Insurance Company and his book, "Punched Card Accounting in a Life Insurance Company."
Rabbi Tibor H. Stern Issues His Fifth Book
File containing a review of "Torah and Masorah," a religious book by Rabbi Tibor Stern, "spiritual leader of the Federated Orthodox Congregations in Kansas City."
Reading Groups Offer Cultural Balance in the Information Age
Describes the activities of area book groups.
Recalls a Frontier Day
Article about a registry book found from 1869, with signatures of guests such as Generals George Custer and Joseph Johnston.
Remembering the Hyatt
July 10, 2011
Article details the experiences of several survivors of the Hyatt Regency skywalk collapse, as well as some of those who helped in the rescue or had family members who perished. To commemorate the 30-year...
Rockhurst Book Project Celebrates School's History
December 14, 2005
Article describing a book about the history of Rockhurst High School scheduled for publishing in 2006. The book includes information about distinguished Rockhurst alumni, among whom are actor Spencer Tracy,...
Saves the Hat Budget
Book review of "The Complete Book of Home Millinery" by Wanda Collins, a Kansas City author and millinery or hat-making teacher starting just before World War II.
Scott Corbett Goes in Business: Former Kansas Citian Finds More Fun than Profit in the Marketing of Sea Sauce
Book review of "Sauce for the Gander," a book of humor by Scott Corbett, a former writer for Kansas City newspapers and the Saturday Evening Post.
Seeking KC's Defining Images
July 2, 2012
Article discussing the notable landmarks of Kansas City. Among those mentioned are the Community Book Shelf parking garage, the Liberty Memorial, the shuttlecocks at the Nelson-Atkins Musuem of Art, and...
Shifra Stein Death
June 6, 2008
Obituary for author Shifra Stein who died at the Kansas City Hospice House (no death date given). She was born in Kansas City in 1940 and graduated from Southwest High School and Kansas City University....
File containing two copies of a group of newspaper articles about the visit of Sinclair Lewis to Kansas City about 1926 during his research for the novel "Elmer Gantry" about a deceitful Midwestern evangelist,...
Singin' in the Pain
Discusses plans to write and publish in book form the story of alleged serial killer John E. Robinson, even before he goes to trial.
Slimmer Phone Book? It's in Our Cells
June 20, 2006
When the new area white pages phone book came out in June 2006, it was roughly 12,000 listings less than last year's (2005). Nationwide, 11 percent of phone users rely exclusively on wireless service that...
August 26-September 1, 2011
Article about the benefits of Google's project in conjunction with the updates of smart grid technology to the public utitlities in Kansas City, Kansas. A Google spokeswoman said the company is 'working...
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