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'There's no Such Store Anywhere Else.'
April 1, 2004
Harry J. Epstein Co., a singular hardware store in Kansas City since 1930, carries exotic and unusual hardware. In this article local artists describe their favorite finds.
'They're All Like My Children"
January 16, 2015
Brief profile of and interview with Elizabeth Rosin, founder of Rosin Preservation LLC in 2006. Through partnerships with additional firms, she has has helped to preserve more than $500 million worth of...
'Throat' Clearing: Several in KC Suspected Felt was Watergate Source
June 1, 2005
Two articles about W. Mark Felt identified as ''Deep Throat'' of the 1970s Watergate scandal that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Felt served in Kansas City as the FBI agent...
'Tis a Nobler Time
Article about the large annual festival near Bonner Springs, Kansas, set as though in Renaissance Europe in the 1500s, with actors and events dressed in period costume.
'Tis Time For a Hoolie
June 12, 2012
Brown's Irish Marketplace, 3300 Pennsylvania Avenue, is celebrating its 125th anniversary. The family-owned store was established in 1887 by Ed and Mary Dillion Flavin. It became Browne's market in 1915...
'Totally Different' Shopping
May 13, 2006
Article about another shopping mall in Johnson County. Developers say that Park Place, at 117th and Nall in Leawood, will be a "mixed-use" shopping center with residential, entertainment, and shopping....
'Travolta' Is The Word for Museum Fundraiser
October 21, 2007
Report on the fundraiser for the Airline History Museum with help from actor John Travolta.
'Treasure Hunt' Coming to End
September 29, 2010
Article discusses the closing of the Junior League Resale Boutique. For more than 75 years the shop provided clothes for needy families. Article gives more information about other programs run by the Junior...
June 18, 2006
Review of homes at The National, part of the golf community at the National Golf Club. Includes aerial photo.
'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...
'Wagon Master' Gift of Nichols Family
Short article describing the statue on Ward Parkway near Wornall Road, of a wagon train traveler, donated by the Nichols family.
'Waiting for Archie:' The Adventures of a Therapy Dog
A close-up look at Archie, a freckle-faced Brittany, and his role as a Therapy Dog with Kansas City organization Pets for Life that was founded in 1984 by husband and wife team William D. and Harriet M....
'Wall to Wall' Classical
August 13, 2006
In November, a new hi-def classical station will be a "side band or HD-2, as it's called, to KUDL-FM." It will feature continuous classical music, 24/7. To receive, one will have to invest in a hi-def...
'Water Plaza' For Bartle
August 4, 2006
The City Council agreed to a $1 million city contract for new public art at the Bartle Hall ballroom expansion. A Japanese-American artist named Jun Kaneko was awarded the contract. His concept includes...
'Went at Night to Hear Hon. Abe Lincoln Make a Speech': Daniel Mulford Valentine's 1859 Diary
In the diary of Kansan Daniel M. Valentine can be found his personal references to attending Abraham Lincoln's appearances in Kansas in 1859, just before the 1860 presidential election. The diary can be...
'Wheel' Begins to Take Shape as Part of Bartle TV Makeover
April 4, 2005
Article discusses the setting up and preparations necessary for the filming of the television show Wheel of Fortune, to be filmed beginning Friday, April 8, 2004.
'World News' Man Very Down to Earth
October 19, 2004
ABC News anchorman, Peter Jennings, visited Liberty, Missouri, gave a speech at the American Royal's Boots, Barbecue and Business Luncheon, and broadcasted ''World News Tonight'' from the Liberty Memorial....
'X-Raying The Heartache'
July 4, 2010
Profile of author Christie Hodgen whose second novel, Elegies for the Broken-Hearted, has just been published. The 36-year old assistant professor of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is...
'Your Kansas City and Mine' off the Press; Traces History of Negroes
September 15, 1950
Book review of "Your Kansas City and Mine," a book written in 1950 by William Young about "the Negro in Kansas City during its 100-year history." Aspects and sections of the book are described, covering...
'Zippy' Pins KC On the Map
May 22, 2004
Various locations in Kansas City have recently been included in the 'Zippy' cartoon strip that runs in the Kansas City Star. Places included: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary...
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