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A Doctor and a Teacher
October 17, 2011
Tribute to Charley Norris of Louisburg, Kansas, who died September 1, 2011. Norris developed the head and neck surgery and oncology program at KU Medical Center.
A High-Quality Facelift
Review of the renovation of Quality Hill Playhouse, a 153-seat theater at 303 W. 10th Street in Kansas City. The first two phases of the three-phase project have been completed. Once the required funds...
A Newer, Better Arrowhead
Description of the changes being made by HOK Sport to improve Arrowhead stadium. The $300 million renovation is designed to create "provisions for fans and premium seating so that it brings the stadium...
A True Friend of Education
September 2, 2011
Tribute to James Coen of Blue Springs who taught history at Fort Osage High School for many years and later served 13 years on the Blue Springs, Missouri, school board. Coen died August 6, 2011.
Artist Was Always Available to Listen
July 14, 2008
The "Remembrances" section contains a tribute to local glass artist Gary E. Smith of Prairie Village who died June 28, 2008, at the age of 54. He came from a family of glassmakers who started and still...
Emphasis on Service
July 26, 2011
Profile of Harvest Productions, Inc., a sound and lighting company that has been in business in Kansas City since 1986. The company handles audio and lights for KC Live concert venue at the Power & Light...
Ex-Prairie Village Police Chief
December 22, 2009
The Remembrances Tribute column features Louis LeManske, former chief of police for Prairie Village. He became chief of police in 1982. He helped plan the first Johnson County Police Academy class of 1969...
Hardworking and Giving
July 26, 2011
Tribute for Bob Gutierrez (59), who died July 3, 2011, of kidney cancer. Gutierrez was president and co-owner of Art's Mexican Products, a company that makes tortillas, chips, and salsas. He was an active...
Her Life Was an Adventure
June 3, 2010
Tribute to Barbara Anne Coe Miller, former teacher in the Center School District for 31 years teaching third and fourth grades. She also served on the Mid-Continent Library's Board of Trustees. Miller...
Jewish Entertainer Mandy Patinkin Brings His Talent Back to KC
January 12, 2012
Interview with actor Mandy Patinkin, who appeared in "An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin" at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts from January 17 to 22, 2012. In the article, Patinkin...
Making a Difference In Kansas City
June 30, 2010
Series of profiles accompanied by color photographs: "Jewish Kansas Citians Strive To Make a Difference In The Community." Subjects are Henry Bloch, Arnie and Carol Caviar, Mary Davidson Cohen, Joe Hiersteiner,...
More than 'Adorable'
October 18, 2009
Tribute and obituary for Mary Minor Laird of Kansas City, former member of the "Adorables," a group of young dancers who performed at the Tower Theater. Laird graduated from East High School in 1930 and...
Old Game, New Rules
March 29, 2011
Article about the Mac-N-Seitz Baseball and Softball training facility located at 13705 Holmes Road. The business was opened in 1996 by former Kansas City Royals players Mike MacFarlane and Kevin Seitzer....
Pianist Helped Others Shine
March 19, 2011
Tribute column for Myrnalee Braverman of Leawood, Kansas, who died March 6, 2011. Braverman, "a skilled pianist, was the music coordinator at Kansas City's larges Reform Jewish temple, B'nai Jehudah, and...
Reviving Downtown Dinasours
Article covers buldings in Omaha, St. Louis, Chicago, and Denver besides Kansas City. The Kansas City portion focuses on the renovation of the Boley Building, designed by architect Louis Curtis in 1908....
She Was Seen As Visionary
July 28, 2010
Tribute to Gisella Hall, who became president of North American Press after her husband died in 1969. The company specialized in publishing cookbooks.
Successful Real Estate Man
February 7, 2009
Obituary for Allen Block (93), a realty executive who founded Block & Co., Inc. Realtors in 1940. A Kansas City native, Block entered the real estate business in 1936 with the Werby Realty & Investment...
The Will to Succeed as CEO
Article profiles former Kansas City Chief Will Shields and his transition from NFL football player to entrepreneur and CEO of his own business. Shields retired from football in 2006 after a 14-year career....
There's No Place Like Home
Cover story about Najahe Sherman, a local television anchorwoman who finds her Jewish roots. Sherman grew up in Lee's Summit, Missouri, and is currently the NBC Action News (KSHB Channel 41) Weekend Morning...
Description of two new parks in Johnson County, Kansas, being planned by Bowman Bowman Novick. The Rieke Lake Site, located in De Soto, Kansas, will have three phases and includes a 28-acre lake with a...
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