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Michael J Flynn
Creating a Bi-State Landmark
Author discusses the need for an "iconic state line landmark" that "embraces the metropolis' bistate history" and ties the region together. He suggests Southwest Boulevard as a possibility for this and...
Planning for K. C.'s Future: Modern, New Facilities for Sports, Conventions, Entertainment in Planning Stages
April 1, 1966
Paintings of proposed and planned facilities for sports, conventions, and entertainment, including the "Stadium Plaza" for football and baseball, before the construction of Truman Sports Complex, "Exhibition...
City Window: Juice on Skates?
City Window: KC a Sports Magnet
Brief article about the incomparable array of "major sports organizations" in Kansas City.
The Incredible Ernie: Former K. C. Star Sports Editor Ernie Mehl Talks about the Old Days, the New Ways and the Many Myths of Retirement
Photo, interview, and biographical article about Ernie Mehl, "[f]ormer K. C. Star sports editor." Discussion about his role in bringing the Kansas City Athletics to town and issues of retirement, growing...
Three Careers Measure Up
Article supporting the induction of Royals second baseman Frank White, University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart, and Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram into their sports' respective Halls...
Innovative New Park For the City of Independence
Article highlights the opening of the Independence Athletic complex. "The opening is historical for two reasons: it is the largest park ever built by Independence and it was built in a most unusual place."...
Truman Sports Complex
Entire issue of the publication devoted to the new football and baseball complex, at the time tentatively named "Jackson County Sports Complex," with numerous illustrations of its plans.
Women Tackle Men's Sports
Article about the changing attitudes toward and increasing play by women in traditionally "men's" sports like rugby, football, and the like.
Royals' Stadium Debuts April 10
Photos and article about the opening of home opening of Royals Stadium (later renamed Kauffman Stadium) in 1973 as "half of the twin sports facility known as the Harry S. Truman Sports Complex." Photos...
Interview: Tracey Leiweke
Interview with Tracey Leiweke, the 36-year-old (in 1983) president of the Kansas City Comets indoor soccer team, about the financial success and popularity of the team.
Nitty Gritty Dirt Man
Photo and biographical article about George Toma, 66-year-old "[m]aster groundskeeper" of Kansas City for 38 years back to the days of Municipal Stadium. "[P]laying field consultant for the Kansas City...
Kellen It Like It Is
Question and answer interview with football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow concerning racism in sports. Article states that Winslow is a Kansas City resident.
Now Comes the Big Blue Machine
Photos and article about the bright prospects of the young Kansas City Royals baseball team, with a new $2 million scoreboard and players such as Amos Otis, Fred Patek, John Mayberry, Hal McRae, and Cookie...
Arrowhead Stadium: Birth of a New Generation of Football Facilities
Article about the architectural significance of the new, cutting-edge, football stadium.
City Window: An Ocean for Kansas City
Description of the aquarium just west of Truman Sports Complex. Plans for self-supporting educational and cultural attractions.
Old Pros Never Die
Overhand pitch softball halfway house for ex-pros.
Ode to the Performing Arts
This issue highlights specific people and groups in the arts community including the following. Sports (A League of Their Own) featuring the Roller Warriors, a women's roller derby; Opera (The Diva Next...
Our Top 50 Sports Heroes
From the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, 50 players, coaches, announcers, and owners, all from Missouri, are highlighted. Includes a short paragraph for each of the 50.
On the Cusp of Greatness
Profiles of local Olympic gymnasts Courtney McCool and Terin Humphrey, as well as their coach, Al Fong. Fong founded the Great American Gymnastic Express in Blue Springs, Missouri.
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