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'Let He Who Is without Sin. ..'
Article about the internal squabbling and political jockeying of the Jackson County Office of Human Relations and Citizens Complaints, "an office which is supposed to keep an eye on other offices, helping...
'Like an Earthquake'
February 20, 2013
Article reports on a large natural gas explosion in the Country Club Plaza that injured at least 16 people and destroyed the iconic JJ's Restaurant at 48th Street and Belleview Avenue. The force of the...
'Little Italy:' Kansas City's North End
November 15, 2006
The author in his column reminiscences about that part of the Northeast area known as "Little Italy" named because of the Italian immigrants who settled there. Includes pictures and text of the Badami...
'Loggers' Converge at City Park
Photo and article about the high demand for dead trees from Kansas City parks as wood-burning fuel during the energy crisis.
'Long overdue' - Perez Appointment to Board
Article about appointment of Javier M. Perez as first Hispanic person appointed to Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners.
'Love Our House. Thank You, America'
November 12, 2007
Kansas City, Kansas, family of Daniel Gilyeat thanked the community for their support while the ABC TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" replaced their leaky, drafty bungalow with "3,000 square feet,...
'Maccabeat!' Musical a Jewish Holiday Alternative
July 14, 2006
As part of the first Kansas City Crossroads Musical Theater Festival, Theater League will present a staged reading of Mark Edelman's new musical "Maccabeat!". Edelman is president of the Theater League...
September 22, 2012
Profile and interview with Emmy Award-winning actor Eric Stonestreet. Stonestreet is a native of Kansas City, Kansas and attended Kansas State University. He credits growing up in the Midwest as inspiring...
'Mother of Youth Court' Dies
July 4, 2005
Kansas City humanitarian Mildred Watson served as the first female commissioner in the juvenile division of the Jackson County Circuit Court and was referred to as "the mother of youth court". She died...
'Mother Taylor': At 83, Myra Taylor Reigns as One of KC's Greatest Singers Ever
April 2, 2000
Biographical article about Kansas City jazz singer Myra Taylor, a black woman starting out in 1930s night clubs and going on to USO and other overseas tours starting in World War II, with photos.
'Mother' of 100 Takes Children into Heart
July 29, 1975
Biographical article with photo about Mrs. Willa Carter, 78-year-old matriarch of a large adopted family of over 100 foster children in Kansas City. The story is told of her long process of adopting starting...
'Nature Scarcely ever Formed a More Beautiful Place . . . . '
Overview of the travels of Zebulon Pike's Southwestern Expedition of 1806 through what is now the state of Kansas. The author writes that Pike and his men entered Kansas just north of present-day Fort...
'Necklace' is a Jewel
October 7, 2006
Review of of show at Review Studios, 1708 Campbell, by Lynus Young.
'Never once' did Rodriguez expect reward
September 18 - October 1, 2003
Paul Rodriguez is the 2003 recipient of Commerce Bank's Community Service Award. Rodriguez built his company, Rodriguez Mechanical Contractors, from a small start-up business to one of Greater Kansas City's...
'Old Clay Is Some Punkins' (A History of Clay County)
Short description of Washington Dale, referred to as the oldest Missourian at 109 years old, living in Clay County in 1821 and in Kansas City during the Civil War emancipation.
'Organ Crawl' And Open House at Six St. Joseph Churches
Article on tour by American Guild of Orgnists provides brief descriptions of six St. Joseph churches.
'Overjoyed' At Being An Exile
October 21, 2004
Steve Penn's "Commentary" feature column provides information about Pete O'Neal and his communicating by speaker phone from Tanzania, Africa to a group gathered at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Center...
'Peanut' Still Pitching
August 18, 2010
The only woman to pitch in the Negro Leagues, Mamie Johnson (Peanut), will be one of the celebrities in the 2010 Buck O'Neil Golf Classic at the Shoal Creek Golf Course August 23, 1020. Johnson pitched...
'Philosopher of Soul' Johnnie Taylor Dies
File containing a photo and obituary for Johnnie Taylor, "a soul singer whose crossover appeal gave him his biggest hit in the disco era." Born in Arkansas about 1938 and raised in Kansas City before becoming...
'Possum Trot' Gazette, 1838-1978
Photo of Sally Rand, a performer in Kansas City in 1978 "at the Newly Restored Loew's Midland Theater" for the sesquicentennial of the Town of Kansas.
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