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1. Zooming In On the KC Flash Zooming In On the KC Flash March 14, 2004 Article about local race car driver Masten Gregory. A new book entitled "Masten Gregory: Totally Fearless" has been written by Michael J. Cox. Gregory raced at Indianapolis as well as in Europe in the...

2. Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives Finding Aid Zeldin Collection of Journal-Post Glass Negatives Finding Aid ca1920-1942 (bulk 1928-1938) The 389 black and white negatives originated with the "Kansas City Journal Post" newspaper. The collection also includes 349 8" x 10" black and white photographs. All the images reflect a newspaper's interest...

3. Zack Wheat, 83, Dies In Sedalia Zack Wheat, 83, Dies In Sedalia March 13, 1972 Death notice for former Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Zack Wheat who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1959. Zack Wheat was born in 1888 in Missouri and died in 1972 in Sedalia, Missouri. He...

4. Your Neighbor Profile: Jack Steadman Your Neighbor Profile: Jack Steadman Fall 2012 Profile on Jack Steadman and his role in moving the Dallas Texans football team to Kansas City, where it became known at the Chiefs. Steadman was involved in the building of the Truman Sports Complex and...

5. Young Guns Young Guns March//1991 Photo and bio of Dr. Chris Barnthouse, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician for the Kansas City Chiefs football team and other athletes, partially trained at Harvard Medical School.

6. Wrestling Coming To Northeast Wrestling Coming To Northeast October/9/2002 The Midland Empire Pro Wrestling organization is to appear in Kansas City at the Lykins Community Center located at 4012 E. 10th Street. If attendance is good wrestling events may be scheduled for once...

7. Word of Mouth--The Super Bowl: Sports Bars Word of Mouth--The Super Bowl: Sports Bars January//1990 Review of some of the city's sports bars in light of the upcoming Super Bowl.

8. Women Tackle Men's Sports Women Tackle Men's Sports April-May//1975 Article about the changing attitudes toward and increasing play by women in traditionally "men's" sports like rugby, football, and the like.

9. Wiz Notebook Wiz Notebook April/14/1996 Notes about the new Wiz soccer team and its winged dragon mascot, Chopper, with photo on page 3.

10. Wiz Crawls, Then Walks over Rapids Wiz Crawls, Then Walks over Rapids April/14/1996 Article about the first game of the Kansas City Wiz soccer team, against the Colorado Rapids. The first Major League Soccer game in Kansas City, with 21,141 in attendance.

11. William Powell Obituary William Powell Obituary July/9/1971 Photo and obituary for William Powell, "a well known sports figure" dying at the age of 63 in 1971. Born in Illinois and raised in Kansas City before becoming a Westport High School track star and "owner...

12. Why Kansas City Needs a New Downtown Arena Why Kansas City Needs a New Downtown Arena January//2003 Author advocates that Kansas City needs a Downtown arena which will in turn be a catalyst for other development in the area. It will compliment the new Performing Arts Center and an expanded Bartle Hall....

13. Where to Now? KU Coaches Surprised by Perkins' Departure Where to Now? KU Coaches Surprised by Perkins' Departure Lew Perkins announced that he would retire as Kansas Athletic Director as of September 4, 2011. Perkins came to KU from Connecticut in 2003 and recently hired Turner Gill as football coach after launching...

14. When the Games Are Over When the Games Are Over August 11, 2008 Kansas City architect David Manica, founder of Manica Architecture, is waiting for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China, to be over so that he can "transform the Beijing Olympic Basketball Arena--BOBA--from...

15. Whatsoever Commmunity Center Breeds Boxers and Champions Whatsoever Commmunity Center Breeds Boxers and Champions December 14, 2011 Article describes the youth boxing program of the Whatsoever Community Center (1201 Ewing). During the program's history, several boxers have gone on to compete in the U.S. Nationals, Junior Olympics,...

16. What's in a Name? What's in a Name? March 11-17, 2004 Article examining the financing of the Truman Sports Complex. The author points out that the Fall 2003 lease agreement between the Royals, Chiefs, and Jackson County grants the sports teams the right to...

17. We're 'Live' From the K We're 'Live' From the K In-depth article and color photographs about Joel Goldberg who does pre-game and post-game shows on television for the Royals baseball games. Former Royal players Frank White and Jamie Quirk assist Goldberg...

18. Vote Returns Vote Returns June 28, 1967 The complete unofficial vote from all 290 polling places in the Jackson County bond election: $43 million for the sports complex: Yes. ..61,872; No. ..27,878.

19. Virginia Slims Gals to Make KC Stop Virginia Slims Gals to Make KC Stop February//1978 Article about the professional women's Virginia Slims tennis tournament in town.

20. Up the River Up the River November 3-9, 2005 Article profiling the Kansas City Rowing Club. In late 2005, the club had 51 members who trained regularly on the Kansas River and competed in races across the Midwest.