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Kansas City Chiefs
Ray, Mrs Sam (Mildred...
Triumphant Return for Gymnast
October 14, 2004
Terin Humphrey performed during the T. J. Maxx Tour of Gymnastics Champions at Kemper Arena. Humphrey won the silver medal on the bars in the 2004 Olympics.
Tribute to a Jurist: Judge Henwood Diligent on Bench and Loyal Tiger Fan
Tribute to Judge Berryman Henwood, a Missouri State Supreme Court judge born in Hannibal, Missouri, in 1881 and becoming city attorney there before moving to Jefferson City, Missouri, in 1927 as a lawyer...
Track Runners at Finish Line
Track runners at finish line surrounded by spectators. The racer in the lead has the letters "TKT" on his uniform.
Town Topic: Let Kansas City Be Kansas City
Comprehensive article about the need for a more "organic" approach to urban planning in Kansas City, based on "things that people actually do in this town, instead of the 'build it and they will come,'...
Photos and highlights of the sports career of Tom Watson, a an internationally prominent golf player born in Kansas City in 1949 and raised here.
Time Out: Bad, Bad, Bad Boy Brown
Biography of Bad Boy Brown, a professional wrestler of the 1930s-1950s, later a taxi cab driver. Discussion of relations with black fans and boxing foes, such as Max Baer and Primo Carnera.
Through The Decades
November 25, 2007
Annotated chart of the scores of the Kansas-Missouri football games for each year beginning 1891 to 2007.
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...
Those Were the Days for KC
July 1, 2012
Retrospective article on the impact of Kansas City's professional sports teams of the 1970s. In 1974, Kansas City was one of nine cities in the U.S. with franchises in professional football (the Chiefs),...
This Hurts So Good
The Kansas City Tribe is a semi-professional tackle football team in Kansas City, Missouri, affliated with the Independent Women’s Football League. The team plays eight regular-season games and travels...
They Bonded By Watching Wrestling
October 1, 2006
Feature on wrestling in the "Remember When" column in the Star Magazine. The author remembers local All-Star Wrestling on TV. Some of the wrestlers mentioned include Roger Kirby, Rufus R. Jones, Danny...
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....
The When, Why, Where, and What of the New Royals Stadium
Article pointing out the aesthetic properties of the new Royals Stadium, at the time the most luxurious of its kind in the nation.
The Voice of It All
February 1, 2011
Article discusses the career of sports broadcaster Kevin Harlan, who will "deliver the play-by-play of Super Bowl XLV for the radio broadcast heard coast to coast." Catch phrases, most memorable games,...
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...
The Thriving Communities of Jackson County Including the Jackson County Economic Develoopment Report
This section includes interesting tidbits about Jackson County, a report of the gathering of economic development elite of Jackson County at the Arrowhead Club at the Harry S. Truman Sports Complex, and...
The Success That Was Born in a Barn: There's Gold in Them 'Thar Blues
Article about the hockey team.
The State of the City
Sections for arts, neighborhoods, sports, education, civil rights, and observations.
The Sport of Fair Play
June 13, 2007
Featured obituary for Jack Farb who died June 6, 2007, at age 89. Farb had served as athletic director of the Jewish Community Center as well as operating a summer sports camp called Jack Farb's Sports...
The Show with a Big-Top Flavor: Folksy, Gaudy--and First-Rate
Photos and article about "the Kansas City American Royal," the "world's biggest indoor horse show" with various events, displays, and contests such as "Wild West barrel racing," marching bands, cattle...
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