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Julius a Karash
Q.: Who Is the Lamb Neighborhood House Named for?
Pioneer Mother Monument
Children's Mercy Will Direct Research Into Pediatric Meds
August 8-14, 2008
"Children's Mercy is providing $300,000 to jump-start the Pediatric Pharmaceutical Reformulation Program of the Institute for Pediatric Innovation." This project will reformulate certain medications children...
Denise Clinton Murder Case
A collection of over 50 pages of photocopied newspaper clippings from the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times detailing the kidnapping and murder of Denise Clinton and the subsequent investigation of...
Ross Key, Jr. Murder Case
A collection of photocopied newspaper articles form the Kansas City Star and Kansas City Times detailing the murder of eight-year-old Ross Key, Junior and the subsequent investigation of that crime. The...
Civil War and Other Songs
A collection of song lyrics contained in photocopied newspaper clippings from newspapers across the United States, dating from the late 1890s through the early 1930s. The songs are arranged by category....
Waldo Residents Plant Seeds to Reopen Elementary School
July 24, 2012
A group of Waldo residents have formed the Friends of Hale Cook organization to convince the Kansas City Public School District to reopen Hale Cook Elementary School. The group wants their children to...
Introducing Kids to the Arts
July 19, 2009
A main goal for Martin English, new director of Kansas City Young Audiences, is fund-raising. Young Audiences annually serves 178,000 youngsters with arts programs and instruction. English was executive...
A profile of the Reading Reptile, a children's bookstore located in Westport.
Soap Opera Star Ruth Warrick Dies at 88
January 18, 2005
A short Associated Press article which mentions the death of actress Ruth Warrick. It states that she was "born and raised in St. Joseph, Mo., left for New York after graduating from what is now the University...
Blind High Schooler Creates Array of Art
Accessible Arts, "which teaches area children with disabilities," held its first art show with art created by a blind student, Aaron Johnson. Johnson, 18, lost his sight at age 13. His show, "Magic Town...
Vandals Even at War Memorial
November 12, 1926
Amid the excitement attending the departure of Queen Marie's party from Memorial Hill, a crowd of children and some older persons rushed to the shaft and started to tear off pieces of the copper leaves...
Massive Expansion is Set for Launch
December 7, 2007
An $800 million expansion project at Children's Mercy Hospital will begin in a few weeks and is expected to take 12-15 years to complete. "The three-phase project will add 216 inpatient beds to the Hospital...
May 29, 1927
Article about John Campbell (1820-1900), an early Kansas City investor, born on May 20, 1820, in England and dying on March 11, 1900, in Kansas City, Missouri. He was married on February 14, 1854, to Charlotte...
Larry Moore Contributes Much More Than Voice To This City
April 20-26, 2007
Article about Larry Moore, local television news anchor at KMBC-TV. His longevity in Kansas City is noted and "he has the distinction of having anchored the news for more years than anyone in Kansas City."...
Draw Me a Story
Article about Lisa Ernst, a writer and illustrator of children's books about animals wo grew up in Oklahoma and started in advertising in New York before settling into her studio residence in the Westport...
Milk Campaign Starts
Article about the "campaign intended to encourage the wider use of milk as a health food" promoted by Mary Harmon Weeks, or Mary Weeks ("president of the Children's Bureau") "under sponsorship of the Kansas...
Historic African Methodist Episcopal Church Celebrating the Century Mark
August 3-9, 2012
Article about the 100 year old Bethel African Methodist Episcopal church located at 2329 Flora Avenue. The church was spearheaded by Sister Kitty E. Raynor and Harrison Williams, who both saw the need...
Carver Dual Language Academy
April 14-20, 2011
Article about the Carver Dual Language Academy and its principal Cornelia Clark. The Academy, located on Elmwood Avenue, cultivates bilingualism in children by teaching English to Spanish-speakers and...
Child Abuse Echoes from Former Midwest Center
Article about the closing of the children's care center due to abuse allegations and administration problems, including the history of the center.
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