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'Curse of Covenant' Persists
February 13, 2005
Restrictive housing rules written years ago in covenants in home owners association documents, are still in writing. "Although many Kansas City area residents are not even aware of them, more than 1,200...
19th in Population, First in. ..
Full page ad for Kansas City, expounding upon its national rankings, mainly dealing with grain production.
March 22, 2008
Graphics and statistics reflecting what happens in Kansas City between 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in 2008. It was based on an article, "The Busiest Hour on Earth" that ran in New York's "World Magazine" in 1906....
97,000 of Us Need New Route Over River
May 16, 2005
Article providing information about the closing of the 51-year-old Paseo Bridge for rehabilitation work costing $20.9 million. Includes statistics about other bridges and their opening dates as well as...
A 'Crystal Bowl' Arena
August 19, 2005
The final design of the Sprint Center was unveiled August 18, 2005. Article has drawing of the design with statistics and timeline. The complex will include a National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame...
A Growth Spurt for KC Area
March 24, 2004
Bates and Caldwell Counties in Missouri and Franklin and Linn Counties in Kansas were added to the metropolitan area bringing the total to 17 counties. The area is officially known as the Kansas City-Overland...
A Puzzle about Quiz
January 11, 2006
Commentary, written on the occasion of relief pitcher Bruce Sutter's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, arguing that Royals reliever Dan Quisenberry's career statistics qualify him for placement...
A Rising Force Business
January 24, 2014
Article on the growth of the Hispanic population in the greater Kansas City area, focusing on the impact within the city's business community. Profiles and photographs of the following Hispanic business...
All in The Family: Missouri Cousins Run 2 Top-Ranked Banks
May 27, 2010
Article discusses the leaders of the United Missouri Bank and Commerce Bank. Both banks were rated by "Forbes" magazine in January 2010 as 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the list of the best 100 banks in...
Area Roads Win a No. 1 Title: The Worst
May 27, 2005
A study by the Road Improvement Program, a Washington-based transportation research group, declared that Kansas City's roads are the worst among the nation's large metropolitan areas. Article includes...
Auto Thefts Status Quo
January 7, 2004
Article discusses auto theft in the metro area. It states that "in 2003, only 2,781 auto thefts were reported in Kansas City. In Historic Northeast, however, the number of car thefts remained the same:...
Average '07 Hourly Pay in Area Hit $20.15
June 18, 2008
National Compensation Survey data revealed that employees in the Kansas City area earned an average of $20.15 an hour in 2007. In 2004, the average was $18.20. Article continues to give averages for different...
Bidding here Takes Horse Sense
April 20, 2013
Article describes an annual gathering of Amish and Mennonite traders in Rich Hill, Missouri. The author states that these representatives arrive each year from both regional and national religious communities...
Chiefs Great's Induction Ends Wait
August 9, 2009
Article reports on the induction of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Former Chiefs president Carl Peterson spoke in place of Thomas at the...
Citizens to Join in Plea for End of Violence
Second of a two page article with accounts of black people regarding the futility of violence by students and others in the eastern Kansas City community.
Combo Creates New Uncertainties
July 17, 2007
One of Kansas City area's highest-profile companies, Applebee's International Inc., is being sold to IHOP Inc. Article includes "Applebee's Through the Years" and a comparison chart of statistics between...
Comparing the Schools
August 19, 2005
Full page of statistics of area schools and how they compare in the federal No Child Left Behind Act and their adequate yearly progress.
Crime Falls Downtown and Across Much of KC
December 23, 2007
A study of crime statistics between 2001 and 2006 show a sharp drop in many Kansas City neighborhoods, particularly downtown. Article includes a chart showing "KC Neighborhoods with the Biggest Drops in...
Downtown KC Comes Alive
June 26, 2005
Special advertising section devoted to promoting Downtown redevelopment in Kansas City, Missouri. Includes information about Kansas City Star Press Pavilion, the Power and Light District, the H & R Block...
First Vehicle Crosses Bond Bridge
September 28, 2010
On September 27, 2010, Brad Regehr and his wife Wanda were the first to cross the new Christopher S. Bond Bridge (Bond Bridge) that replaces the Paseo Bridge. "More than 700 community leaders, politicians,...
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