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Michael J Flynn
Kansas City: Better than a Magic Lantern Show [and] Truman of Independence [and] Eisenhower of Abilene
Photo and article about Kansas City and its persisting national image as a "cow town" on the coasts and surprising urbanity to actual visitors, with features such as Crown Center, Country Club Plaza, Truman...
Kansas City: Bound to Be Up-to-Date
Article about the "rebuilding on a grand scale" of Greater Kansas City with "a variety of projects on tap: [s]tadiums, convention centers, a sports arena, a new airport, inner-city residential communities,...
Kansas City: The Boom Is On
Photos and article about the growth of Kansas City tourism and prominence in the early 1970s with various established and new sites and venues such as Crown Center, River Quay, Worlds of Fun, and the Harry...
Keeping Her Eye on the Ball: Kansas City Attorney Judy Heeter Protects the Interests of Major League Baseball Players
Photos and biographical article about Judy Heeter, a Kansas City lawyer and "director of licensing for the Major League Baseball Players Association" starting in 1992, born in Columbia, Missouri, about...
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.
Lamonica's Moveable Feast: He Was the Main Dish
Photos and article about the Kansas City Chiefs' "last American Football League championship, the swan song before merger with the NFL," leading up to their appearance in the 1970 Super Bowl.
Let's Build a New Downtown Arena
Editorial supporting the idea that a new arena downtown would be beneficial to Kansas City.
Photo and bio of Bob Wolff, 59-year-old founder and chairman of "Gear for Sports/Winning Ways," a Lenexa-based "designer and manufacturer of logo sportswear" established about 1974.
Longview Farm: "The World's Most Beautiful Farm"
Article about the Longview Farm ,country estate of Robert A. Long, "the most successful lumberman of his day." It was begun in 1913 with architect Henry Hoit having 50 rooms on 1,636 acres. Now listed...
Major League City: Can the Wizards Ever Get Their Due Respect?
Photo and article about the lack of celebration and attention for the Kansas City Wizards soccer team following their "Major League Soccer championship trophy" in 2000.
Major League City: Major League Baseball's Inauspicious Start in K. C.
Article about "the Kansas City Unions, Kansas City's first professional sports team," one of the "34 so-called major league baseball franchises in America" in the 1880s besides the National League. Organized...
Marketing and Advertising: Over the Airwaves
Photo and article about David Baerg, "general manager and president of Prizm Productions Inc., the corporate subsidiary of Day Dreamer Productions," an advertising agency winning an award for "the KC 150...
May the Best Businessmen Survive
Article about the fierce competition for sports revenues between the Kings basketball team and the Comets soccer team.
Media: Jock Radio
Descriptions and comparisons of the city's regular radio sports programs and announcers.
Movers: Kevin Harlan, King of the Play-by-Play
Photo and bio of Kevin Harlan, "KCMO Sports Director and voice of the Chiefs," a radio announcer for the Kansas City Kings basketball team, Kansas City Chiefs football team, and University of Kansas football...
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...
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...
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...
Oh, Give Me a Home
Article about the continuing search for other stadiums for the Kansas City Athletics (also known as the Kansas City A's) baseball team by owner Charles Finley, to replace Municipal Stadium.
Old Pros Never Die
Overhand pitch softball halfway house for ex-pros.
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