Kansas City, Mo – It takes a reasoned approach by Kansas City police to calm a confrontation between rival developers intent on rehabilitation of the adandoned Horace Mann school at 39th street and Euclid.
Kansas City, MO – After several months of construction, a brief ribbon cutting ceremony marked the completion of renovations to the Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park. California-based artist Philip Smith built a 16 foot sculpture at the north end of the park, along 47th street. Smith was at the event and says he hopes the piece provides inspiration to cancer survivors as well as others.
Kansas City, MO – The new Power and Light District is up and running - more than a dozen new bars and restaurants in the heart of downtown, and people are wondering what it's going to be like . . . the Plaza? Westport? 18th and Vine? Or Legends?
Kansas City, MO – The President arrived at an airport near Olathe Kansas Thursday, where he presented UMKC Dental Student Ashley Knight with a Volunteer Service Award. Knight says she's active in a student group that provides volunteer dental services in Kansas City. She also says she's organizing a summer program at the dental school to provide free screenings to children.
Kansas City, MO – The glow of twilight through stained-glass windows casts rainbow hues on 150 area residents who listen as a couple of dozen "preach" for and against making a dog park out of the southwest 20 percent of Sunnyside Park at 84th and Summit. Most are supporters, but not John Hagar, who worries about 3 and 2 baseball in the park
Hagar: "This is the wrong park. There's not enough space for the one diamond to practice."
Kansas City, MO – Last week, one of the last surviving parents who brought the Brown vs. Board of education case died in Topeka. Zelma Henderson's children were not allowed to attend their neighborhood school, because it was white's only. Her children had to walk 10 blocks farther to an all-black school. The class action lawsuit that Henderson participated in challenged the notion of separate but equal schools and established that public education was a right that must be provided on equal terms.