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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. 'Sporting House' History: Opulence to Backroom 'Sporting House' History: Opulence to Backroom January/28/1975 Illustrations and biographical article (second in a five-part series) about the history of prostitution in Kansas City back to the 1870s madame Annie Chambers and progressing through the wide-open 1930s...

3. 10,000 Public Enemies 10,000 Public Enemies May/24/1935 Book review of "Ten Thousand Public Enemies" by Courtney Ryley Cooper about crime and prominent criminals (such as John Lazia, et al.) in Kansas City tracked by "the United States government, Division...

4. A 13-Year Nightmare Ends A 13-Year Nightmare Ends May/6/1939 Letter to the editor reviewing the 13 years (from about 1926 to 1939) of unofficial city government control by the Pendergast machine in Kansas City and the demand for a clean-up campaign to ensure against...

5. A Bomb at the Harlem Night Club A Bomb at the Harlem Night Club January/3/1935 Photo and caption about the explosion from "a dynamite bomb" at "the Harlem night club" at 1414 East 15th Street, "believed to be an effort to intimidate the owners into paying extortion money."

6. A City Statesman A City Statesman September//1950 Brief complimentary article of the virtues of "the city's first real manager," L. P. Cookingham.

7. A Frank Interview with the Police Chief of Kansas City: Norman Caron A Frank Interview with the Police Chief of Kansas City: Norman Caron August//1978 Extensive interview of Kansas City Police Chief Norman Caron, discussing several issues, including the nature of his job and of other local policemen, comparisons to previous police chiefs, guns and murders,...

8. A Political Boss at Bay: Thomas J. Pendergast in Federal Prison, 1939-1940 A Political Boss at Bay: Thomas J. Pendergast in Federal Prison, 1939-1940 July//1992 Photos, illustrated caricatures, and biographical article about Tom Pendergast (1872-1945) during and after his 1939-1940 federal prison term (at Leavenworth, Kansas) for tax evasion. Description of his...

9. A Valentine for Tuffy A Valentine for Tuffy February/14/1988 Article about organized crime member Tuffy DeLuna.

10. All Due Respect All Due Respect June 12-18, 2008 Article discusses the debut of "Shots Back in Time: The Union Station Massacre," a film by Terence O'Mally commissioned by Union Station officials. The 40-minute film tells the story of the Union Station...

11. All That Jazz All That Jazz March 1973 Article about the history of jazz, including Kansas City's influence on it before 1900 and after World War I.

12. Almanac-Chronicles Almanac-Chronicles April/24/2002 Obituary for Fred Harvey Bonadonna who died April 11, 2002. He had been under the federal protection program living in Florida under the name of Fred Juliano. Instrumental in toppling local organized crime...

13. America Toasted End to Prohibition 40 Years Ago America Toasted End to Prohibition 40 Years Ago December/5/1973 Article about the growth of organized crime and methods of undercover law enforcement during the Prohibition era, listed as beginning on January 20, 1920, with the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, and...

14. America's Drug: Postcards from Tweakville America's Drug: Postcards from Tweakville February/19/1998 Photos and article about the rampant trade of the illegal homemade drug, crystal meth, in the Kansas City area and the police effort to stem it.

15. Another Shocker for Kansas City Another Shocker for Kansas City May/15/1950 Many photos of court appearances and buildings of organized crime members involved with the murdered men, Binaggio and Gargotta.

16. Anslinger vs. Donnici, Narcotics Trafficking and Federal Justic in Kansas City, Missouri, 1939 Anslinger vs. Donnici, Narcotics Trafficking and Federal Justic in Kansas City, Missouri, 1939 October 2009 Article discusses the efforts by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics to halt trafficking in narcotics in Kansas City in the 1930s. Harry J. Anslinger, U.S. commissioner of narcotics from 1930 to 1962, was...

17. Binaggio and Gargotta Murders Binaggio and Gargotta Murders May 3, 2005 Articles concerning the federal grand jury court case for the slayings of Charles Binaggio and Charles Gargotta in Kansas City in 1950, with photos.

18. Biography of Charles Binaggio (1909-1950), Political Boss and Gangster Biography of Charles Binaggio (1909-1950), Political Boss and Gangster 1999

19. Biography of John Lazia (1896-1934), Crime Figure Biography of John Lazia (1896-1934), Crime Figure 2007

20. Biography of Nick Civella (1912-1983), Crime Boss Biography of Nick Civella (1912-1983), Crime Boss 1999