KANSAS CITY, MO – Travelers who have been concerned about losing the convenience of the three-terminal system at Kansas City International Airport (KCI) can relax. If it happens, it won't be anytime soon. The city's aviation director and a consultant reported to the City Council Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today, and though they did present three long-term alternatives for KCI, committee chair Ed Ford said nothing will be decided for another ten years.
KANSAS CITY, MO – The national president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference has cancelled plans to hold the group's 2008 convention in Kansas City. SCLC is the second national civil rights organization to boycott what they consider Mayor Mark Funkhouser's insensitivity to race.
Southern Christian Leadership Conference national president Charles Steele made the announcement before the organization's annual Martin Luther King luncheon at the downtown Marriott.
The debate coach in the film The Great Debaters is a graduate of Kansas City's Lincoln High School. Sylvia Maria Gross talks to a UMKC professor who wrote a biography of Missouri poet Melvin Tolson, played by Denzel Washington in the film.