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1. '70 Slaying of Politician a Mob Hit? '70 Slaying of Politician a Mob Hit? October 31, 2010 Article about the re-opened Leon Jordan murder case that ties the murder to the Mafia. New evidence implicates a "low-profile mob associate known on the street as 'Shotgun Joe' [Joe Centimano]." Centimano...

2. 'Unsung hero' of Civil Rights Dies 'Unsung hero' of Civil Rights Dies August 23, 2010 Article about John M. Swomley who died August 16, 2010, at the age of 95. Swomley was a professor of Christian ethics at Saint Paul School of Theology from 1960 to 1984. He was a pacifist and a close associate...

3. 146-Year-Old Platte City Building is in Peril 146-Year-Old Platte City Building is in Peril May 31, 2013 Brief article states that the historic building on the corner of Third and Ferrel Streets in Platte City may need to be demolished following the collapse of half of its north wall. The author states that...

4. A Civil Rights Champion Steps Down A Civil Rights Champion Steps Down January 2, 2013 Article announces that Kansas City civil rights pioneer Julia Hill has stepped down as an executive board member of the local branch of the NAACP. Hill served as the organization's president from 1971...

5. A Love of Law and Life A Love of Law and Life June 25, 2008 John C. Dods III is featured in the "Tribute" column of the obituary section of the local newspaper. He died at the age of 74 on June 2, 2008, of cancer. Dods was a lawyer and longtime community servant....

6. Case Closed Case Closed June 21, 2011 The Kansas City Police reopened the murder case of Leon Jordan and have identified his killer as James "Doc" Dearborn. Jordan, a former police officer and one of the founders of Freedom, Inc., was gunned...

7. Church Undaunted by Fire's Damage Church Undaunted by Fire's Damage December 28, 2012 Article reports on a fire nearly destroying the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church building at Seventh Street and Benton Boulevard. Firefighters believe the blaze may have been caused my old electrical wire...

8. Family Asks: Is Clell Miller in His Grave? Family Asks: Is Clell Miller in His Grave? June 12, 2012 Article examines the mystery of whether the remains of Clell Miller, an outlaw with the James-Younger gang, are his that are buried at Muddy Fork Cemetery in Kearney, MO. Descendants of Miller have petitioned...

9. Famous Gun Sold for $130,000 Famous Gun Sold for $130,000 January 22, 2012 Article talks about the escalating bidding on the "famed .45-caliber Thompson sub-machine gun that was believed to have been used by the bank robbing duo of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow." The gun was...

10. Former Councilman Lewellen Dies at 73 Former Councilman Lewellen Dies at 73 May 15, 2011 Article about Bob Lewellen, a former Kansas City Councilman and parks commissioner, who died May 14, 2011. Lewellen ran for mayor in 1991 but was defeated by Emanuel Cleaver. Most recently Lewellen had...

11. KC Saw Pivotal NAACP Events KC Saw Pivotal NAACP Events July 12, 2010 Article provides a brief history of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in the Kansas City area. The Kansas City chapter was involved in some of the most important civil rights...

12. Local Woman Helped Integrate University Local Woman Helped Integrate University January 22, 2011 Article profiles Sammie Burnett Johnson of Grandview, Missouri, who died on January 15, 2011. Johnson taught accounting at the Kansas City Kansas Community College for nearly 20 years. As a teenager, she...

13. Negro Leagues Museum Chief Steps Down Negro Leagues Museum Chief Steps Down October 28, 2010 Greg Baker, after less than two years as executive director of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, resigned. Raymond Doswell, vice president for curatorial services at the museum, will serve as interim...

14. Physician Was a Pioneer Physician Was a Pioneer Pediatrician Starks J. Williams is featured in the Tribute column. He died December 22, 2007. "In the 1970s, Williams served as medical director for the newly organized Wayne Miner Neighborhood Health...

15. Plan to Improve Schools Unveiled Plan to Improve Schools Unveiled March 21, 2010 On Saturday, Kansas City school officials released their plan to improve the area schools. Among the proposed steps, "the five year initiative calls for longer days and measuring progress by skills, not...

16. Unsolved Killing Echoes Civil Rights Era Unsolved Killing Echoes Civil Rights Era July 11, 2010 The murder of Leon Jordan is still an unsolved case 40 years after it occurred. Civil rights activist Alvin Sykes has asked the police department to re-open it, but both the police and the FBI say all...

17. What's the Plan? Citizen Crime Fighters What's the Plan? Citizen Crime Fighters April//1999 Photo and biographical article about Melissa Robinson, a black 19-year-old host of a regular show on the KPRS-FM radio station as "the runaway prevention and intervention coordinator for the Ad Hoc Group...