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Kansas City Chiefs
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Ministers with Balls
April 6-12, 2006
Article profiling Calvin Wainwright and his work with young people in Kansas City's urban core, through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City, and Heaven Sent Outreach Ministries, a group Wainwright...
Royal Rebel Willie Wilson
July 5-11, 2007
Article profiling former Kansas City Royals center-fielder Willie Wilson, and his efforts to shed his "bad boy" image. After being estranged from Kansas City and the Royals organization for several years,...
Up the River
November 3-9, 2005
Article profiling the Kansas City Rowing Club. In late 2005, the club had 51 members who trained regularly on the Kansas River and competed in races across the Midwest.
The Kemper Conundrum
Article reports on opposing plans for the underused Kemper Arena in the West Bottoms. The American Royal proposes razing the structure and replacing it with a new 5,000-seat facility, while West Bottoms...
KC Area Scores Big With Sports
March 9, 2010
Article reports on the Kansas City metropolitan area's booming youth sports market. Youth sports tournaments--including soccer, baseball, volleyball, swimming, and others--are expected to generate between...
Waris Pleads Guilty to Lying to FBI
July 3, 2005
Article reports that ''former Jackson County Executive Bill Waris pleaded guilty. . . to lying to FBI agents in a criminal investigation that , according to documents, targets Katheryn Shields, the county's...
President Bush Awards 'Buck' Medal of Freedom
December 8-14, 2006
Article reports the awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Kansas City baseball legend John "Buck" O'Neil. The award has gone to other sports heroes such as Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Ted Williams,...
West Side 'Shining Star' Dies
March 20, 2006
Article reports the death of Tony Aguirre, the "father figure" of Kansas City's West Side. Aguirre coached several generations of boys and girls in numerous sports, and was known for instilling into them...
Small Town to the City
Article reprinted from the Kansas City Star about "Kanss City's organized and free recreation" serving the "big city" population with "small town" entertainment in the form of games (baseball, softball,...
The Truth about Kemper
Article responds to critics of Kemper Arena, such as Kansas City sports broadcasters Soren Petro and Jason Whitlock. The author describes his pleasure with a 2004 visit to a Clay Aiken/Kelly Clarkson concert...
Another World Title...
June 22-28, 2007
Article spotlighting Kansas City boxer and title holder Isaiah "The Prophet" Henderson. Henderson discusses the Kansas City boxing scene, as well as the lack of attention and respect that Midwest boxers...
Three Careers Measure Up
Article supporting the induction of Royals second baseman Frank White, University of Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart, and Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram into their sports' respective Halls...
Joy Follows Sorrow
January 30, 2011
Article with picture about U.S. Figure Skating Championships winner for pairs, John Coughlin, of Kansas City, and Caitlin Yankowskas. Their program, skated to "Ave Marie," was a tribute to Coughlin's mother...
Why Kansas City Needs a New Downtown Arena
Author advocates that Kansas City needs a Downtown arena which will in turn be a catalyst for other development in the area. It will compliment the new Performing Arts Center and an expanded Bartle Hall....
Creating a Bi-State Landmark
Author discusses the need for an "iconic state line landmark" that "embraces the metropolis' bistate history" and ties the region together. He suggests Southwest Boulevard as a possibility for this and...
The Day the Champ Visited Our Camp
June 26, 2005
Author recalls meeting boxer Jack Dempsey at the Kansas City Municipal Airport in June, 1933.
Kansas City Blues Banquet
Banquet honoring the Kansas City Blues. City Manager L. P. Cookingham is at the speaker's podium and sports writer Ernie Mehl is seated to the right.
The Last Season For DiPardo
December 9, 2008
Because of remodeling changes coming to Arrowhead Stadium, the TD Pack Band, originated by Tony DiPardo in 1963, will no longer be playing at Kansas City Chiefs home games. Their last appearance will be...
Bingham Middle School
March 26, 2008
Bingham Middle School, located in the Waldo area and vacant for a long time, is currently used by the Kansas City School District as a warehouse. Neighborhood sports teams lease the school's athletic fields....
Bubble Klice Still Perking after 50 Years of Sportin' Life
January 20, 1985
Biographical article about Arrington "Bubbles" Klice, a longtime boxing coach with the Golden Gloves Association of America in Kansas City, also a member of that organization's Hall of Fame. Klice was...
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