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81. Jerry Mays Blames Labor Tie in Closing Building Firm Here Jerry Mays Blames Labor Tie in Closing Building Firm Here May/28/1970 Biographical article about Jerry Mays, "Kansas City Chiefs defensive end and a vice-president in his family's construction company" at 3611 Main Street (Avery Mays Construction Company), closing the local...

82. Johnson's Pitching, and Spirit, Were Ageless Johnson's Pitching, and Spirit, Were Ageless December 1, 2004 Connie Johnson, former Negro Leagues and major leagues pitcher, died November 27, 2004, in Kansas City. He won 40 games in the major leagues, mostly in the 1954 and 1955 season. He was part of the pitching...

83. Just Like Old Times Just Like Old Times June//1987 Photos and biographical article about Bret Saberhagen, a star pitcher for the Kansas City Royals baseball team at the age of 22 "during the 1985 World Series" championship. Resident of Leawood, Kansas...

84. Kansas City Chiefs' Derrick Thomas Paralyzed after Car Accident Kansas City Chiefs' Derrick Thomas Paralyzed after Car Accident January 21, 2000 Photo and biographical article about Derrick Thomas, "one of the top pass rushers in NFL history" and victim of a car accident paralyzing him below the waist.

85. Kansas City Women of Independent Minds Kansas City Women of Independent Minds 1992 Biographical sketch of Mae Arbaugh (1884-1941), "a professional softball player" and native of Kansas, growing up at Independence and Tracy Avenue before earning the nickname of "Carry Nation."

86. Kansas City's Wealthy, Swinging Bachelors Kansas City's Wealthy, Swinging Bachelors January/7/1973 Profiles of some of Kansas City's hard working, hard playing, socially prominent men who "made their money early and now have the cash and energy to spend it as they please."

87. Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 Kansas City, Missouri: Its History and Its People, 1800-1908 1908 Biographical sketch of Fay Moulton, "the junior member of the W. S. Moulton Company, investment brokers at Kansas City." Born in Marion, Kansas in 1876 and joining his father's business about 1903 before...

88. Kansas City: Its Resources and Their Development Kansas City: Its Resources and Their Development 1890 Photos of "Mr. Nicol" (shortstop) and "Mr. Pears" (pitcher), et al., players for the "Kansas City Base-Ball Club" in 1890.

89. Kansas Track Runner Kansas Track Runner circa 1930s University of Kansas athlete (possibly KU distance runner Glenn Cunningham) running on a stadium track. Hundreds of spectators are in the background.

90. Kansas-Missouri Finals of the 'Miss America Pageant' Kansas-Missouri Finals of the 'Miss America Pageant' May-June//1950 Photo of Kid Nichols, "only Kansas Citian in Baseball's Hall of Fame" among other fan club members of "the 'Blues,' Kansas City's N. Y. Yankee farm club baseball team."

91. Lamonica's Moveable Feast: He Was the Main Dish Lamonica's Moveable Feast: He Was the Main Dish January/12/1970 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.

92. Lee J. Talbott Dies: Son of Former Mayor Had Been Ill a Month Lee J. Talbott Dies: Son of Former Mayor Had Been Ill a Month September/17/1954 Obituary for Lee Talbott, "1216 West [63rd Street], for many years Kansas City representative of the National Tile Silo company." Born in Kansas City as the "son of Leander J. Talbott, former mayor [of...

93. Len Dawson: A Man of Action with Both Feet Firmly on the Ground Len Dawson: A Man of Action with Both Feet Firmly on the Ground September//1969 Photos and biographical article about Len Dawson, quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs football team, "named number one passer in AFL history." Born in Ohio in 1935 and starting out as a professional...

94. Leroy Robert Paige (Satchel) Leroy Robert Paige (Satchel) 1985 Biography of Leroy Paige (Satchel) (1906-1982), "one of the best pitchers in baseball history," playing for numerous teams in the early 20th century, including "the Kansas City Monarchs, leading them to...

95. Liberty Loses a Stalwart Liberty Loses a Stalwart January 18, 2013 Obituary for Jack Smith, who worked with Liberty High School athletes for over forty years. Smith's work as manager for both the basketball and football programs is summarized and his promotion to assistant...

96. Lilbon Clark, III Lilbon Clark, III File contains a biographical article with photo about Lilbon Clark III, an African American high school student-athlete who won an appointment to the West Point Academy. His residence with his parents...

97. Lincoln High School Sports Lincoln High School Sports File contains programs from Lincoln High School annual athletic/sports Banquets of 1954 and 1961 and a group portrait of the Lincoln High School Basketball Team of 1951.

98. Major League City: It's Official--Will Shields Is an All-Pro Good Guy Major League City: It's Official--Will Shields Is an All-Pro Good Guy October 2001 Photo and biographical article about Will Shields, an offensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs football team since 1993, "voted the NFL's 'Good Guy.'"

99. Man in Motion Man in Motion August 11, 1991 Biographical article about Derrick Thomas (1967-2000), a "Pro Bowl linebacker" for the Kansas City Chiefs football team since 1989 and a leader of local children's charities. Native of Miami residing in...

100. Matilda Shelden Matilda Shelden 1968 (first edition 1950) Photo and description of Matilda Dallmeyer Shelden, or Matilda Shelden, wife of Dr. Frank Shelden ("a noted tennis star") and member of the upper house of the City Council in 1924, "member of the Woman's...