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Michael J Flynn
Oldest Rivalry West of the Mississippi
Article about "the oldest collegiate football rivalry west of the Mississippi," between the Universities of Missouri and Kansas, celebrating the rivalry's centennial, starting in 1891 with Missouri leading...
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.
One City's "Ordeal by Strike": Kansas City, Mo.
Article about the costs to the local economy for various parties of recent labor strikes (involving labor unions clashing with the Kansas City Builders Association) and related delays, suspensions or removal...
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.
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...
Pro Football: Big Kick out of a Strange Game
Photo and biographical article about Jan Stenerud, "the Kansas City Chiefs' field goal specialist" from Norway, revolutionizing the position with his soccer-style kicking.
Pro Football: Call It Catch-as-Catch-Can
Photo and biographical article about Otis Taylor, star 29-year-old wide receiver or "flanker for the Chiefs" football team here and native of Houston.
Pro Football: Catching Fire
Photos and article about the prime-time television defeat by the Kansas City Chiefs of the front-running San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.
Q & A: "It's Not the Game--It's the People"
Photos and biographical article about Joe McGuff, a former resident of southern Kansas City and "the sports editor of the Star" since about 1950, covering the Athletics, Royals, and Chiefs, etc., and being...
Rallies Introduce New Translation: Kansas City Celebrations Are Typical--Members of Three Faiths Honor Sportswriter-Youth Leader
October 22, 1952
News of church-related events in Kansas City, including the following: (1) "[p]ublic presentation of the new Revised Standard Version of the Bible" at the Independence Boulevard Christian Church and other...
Retired Lawyer Grew Up on Farm Near Site of the Proposed Sports Complex
Reminiscences by the author, John Hardin, a 91-year-old lawyer for 66 years near Independence Square, describing his rearing near the site of the proposed Truman Sports Complex. Also description of his...
Right at Home
Article describes several retired Kansas City sports stars who have chosen to remain in the city to pursue business careers.
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...
Rush to the Super Bowl
Photo and article about the Kansas City Chiefs football team, a favorite for the Super Bowl and led in the playoffs by Marcus Allen and Derrick Thomas, et al.
School's In: Watch Out for Baseball Players
Photos and article about "the Kansas City Royals Baseball Academy" in Florida, a minor league baseball training camp for the organization built by team owner Ewing Kauffman.
Scorecard: Checkmate for Charlie
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.
Senior Focus: The Cutting Edge of Clarence Kivett
Photos and biographical article about Clarence Kivett, an architect designing many prominent local structures with his firm, Kivett & Myers which merged in 1975 with Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff....
Six Degrees of Kansas
Article describes visits and connections to Kansas by various famous people, including actors, politicians, sports figures, and writers. Celebrities whose Kansas connections are examined include Truman...
Small Town to the City
Article reprinted from the Kansas City Star about "Kanss City's organized and free recreation" serving the "big city" population with "small town" entertainment in the form of games (baseball, softball,...
Soccer. ..the Latest Kick
Article about rising popularity of both amateur soccer for kids and the professional Kansas City Comets team.
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