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Anne W Schultz
200 Sprint Employees x $50k + Scuola=Play!
September 2, 2004
Feature story of how about 217 Sprint employees and supporters of the Scuola Vita Nuova charter school joined together to clean up and fix up the school's playground. School is located at the corner of...
A Conversation with . . . Gary Forsee
Interview with Gary Forsee, who replaced Bill Esrey as CEO of Sprint in 2003 during a period of turmoil for the company. Introductory material in the article provides a brief synopsis of the history of...
A Sprint Shake-Up
October 9, 2007
Sprint CEO Gary Forsee quits Sprint after four years. "Forsee will remain an employee of Sprint through the end of the year to assist with the transition." Includes a timeline called "Sprint During the...
Area Economy Looking Good: Telecommunications, NASCAR Important for Future
Photos of business panelists Tom Davidson, Michael Stellern, and Adam Bronstone in an interview/discussion on the economy of the Kansas City area, highlighting factors of technology and life sciences,...
Dan Hesse Is the Face of Change
March 15, 2009
Short interview with Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint, who answers questions about his work, family life, and other topics. Hesse was named CEO of Sprint in December 2007.
Deja Vu All Over Again
Discusses the possibility of Sprint remaining in the Kansas City area after its failed merger with MCI Worldcom.
Flying High with Corporate Jets
Article about private corporate jets.
From Hoofbeats to Fiber Optics: The Pony Express Launched Communications Legacy
Article comparing the history of the Pony Express, started by Alexander Majors, to the history of the Sprint Corporation, started by C. L. Brown, with a photo of the Majors home now adjacent to a Sprint...
Here's the Deal: Companies Announce $35 Billion Merger
December 16, 2004
After much speculation and talk, the formal merger of Sprint Corporation located in the Kansas City area and Nextel Communications located in Reston, Virginia was formally announced. Kansas City will lose...
Industry Outlook: Economic Development
Photos and article about the meeting of several prominent business and government officials of Greater Kansas City for discussion on local economic development issues in the wake of the September 11 and...
Life Sciences Research Begins to take Center Stage as Focus on Tech Declines
June 2-9, 2005
Leaders of technology companies decry the emphasis of civic leaders on attracting life sciences economic development rather than high-tech.
Man of Many Hats
Photos and biographical article about Paul Henson, former chairman of United Utilities starting in 1959 (changing into the world-leading Sprint Corporation telephone company) and chairman of Kansas City...
Nation: Dressed for Success
Photo and article about the "small but impressive welfare-to-work program" of Sprint Corporation (headquartered in Kansas City) "in one of Kansas City's poorest neighborhoods" in the 18th and Vine District....
New Signals from United Telecom: Programming the Giant Utility for a Major Push in the Computer Field
Story of the push into the computer field by the Fairway, Kansas-based United Telecommunications, or United Telecom, through its acquisition of "the Kansas City-based United Computing Systems," led by...
Overland Park--A City of Expansion
Special section of the issue on the commercial and residential growth of Overland Park, Kansas, including the Sprint world headquarters campus and Oak Park Mall.
Overland Park: KC Area's Fastest Growing Community
Special section of the issue devoted to recent planning and construction developments in Overland Park, Kansas, highlighting the effects of the new Sprint Corporation world headquarters.
Renewing the Kansas City Spirit
November 15, 2009
Norman Rockwell's painting of "The Kansas City Spirit" is the basis for this review of the history of some of Kansas City's "titans" and how they have "largely gone," such as the stockyards, Trans World...
Say There, Bill
Editorial on the proposed merger of Sprint and MCI.
Screwed by Sprint
Article describing causes and effects of Sprint layoffs in 2001 and 2002.
Articles and information pertaining to Sprint Corporation.
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