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  • Obama Kids in Kansas City

    10/10/2008 4:34:24 PM PDT · by thompsonsjkc · 3 replies · 574+ views
    Email from Friend
    A friend of mine sent me an email this morning with a disturbing report. This stuff is getting ridiculous. A whole bunch of little kids 50/50 black and white, maybe 4 to 5 years old and a well-dressed young black teacher-looking guy wearing a plastic name badge walked by my house. Some of the little girls waved and said hi to my neighbor's daughter, so they must live near here. They started chanting "We love Obama!" I'm not sure if that's the point of their outing, or if the kids were just goofing around. Then they started chanting "We hate...
  • Joyce McGautha talks about Obama Pledge Group (Obama Youth)

    10/07/2008 12:38:40 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 15 replies · 2,108+ views
    A picture of Joyce McGautha superintendent of the Urban Community Leadership AcademyUrban Community Leadership Academy 1524 Paseo Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64108 816-483-8035Principal: Joyce McGauthaGrades: 5-9Sponsor: University of Central MissouriClick Below to listen to Joyce McGaetha the school superintendent admit she knew the kids  were being taped and didn't see a problem with it. She is just upset it was posted on youtube. Joyce%20McGauthe%20on%20Stigall%20100608.mp3Here is the original video: Obama Youth Regiment LYRICS:"Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega, Alpha, Omega,""Because of Obama, I'm...
  • Crowd goes wild for Palin ... and McCain gets a good reception too

    09/08/2008 2:40:04 PM PDT · by pissant · 42 replies · 220+ views
    Times UK ^ | 9/8/08 | Tim Reid
    Sarah Palin stands on stage as a crowd of exuberant Republicans, some wearing “I love pitbulls with lipstick” T-shirts, roar “Sar-ah, Sar-ah, Sar-ah” at their newfound heroine — a woman they believe has just transformed their hopes of winning the White House. Behind her, having woken to the news that he has taken a lead over Barack Obama for the first time in nine months, is a grinning 72-year-old man, clapping along to the rhythm of the chanting as his running-mate basks in the adulation. His name is John McCain, by the way, but it is Mrs Palin the crowd...
  • McCain/Palin to be in KC area on Monday morning

    09/06/2008 11:41:33 PM PDT · by GVnana · 23 replies · 392+ views
    Republican presidential and vice presidential nominees John McCain and Sarah Palin will be in the Kansas City area Sunday and Monday, the campaign announced this afternoon. After flying into Kansas City on Sunday evening, they will attend a rally on Monday in Lee’s Summit. The rally is on 520 NW Murray Road at the Pavilion at John Knox Village. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The pre-program will begin at around 10:30 a.m. Tickets are not required. Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Obama from a home in Kansas City: I'm 'here in St. Louis'

    08/26/2008 9:09:26 AM PDT · by library user · 57 replies · 2,369+ views
    YouTube ^ | August 26, 2008
  • Bill would add one judge in K.C., cut six in St. Louis

    06/24/2008 9:08:48 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 3 replies · 166+ views
    Legislation moving toward House debate would slash six judges from the St. Louis Circuit Court, while adding new judges to courts in the St. Louis County, Kansas City and Springfield areas.Rep. Bryan Stevenson, R-Webb City and a lawyer, said state resources must be allocated efficiently, and some courts desperately need more judges. He pointed to a special legislative committee report along with a state report conducted by the National Center of State Courts that found St. Louis has more judges than it needs. Stevenson said the studies and other judges have indicated St. Louis has more than it needs and...
  • (Vanity) Those of you that are from/reside in the Kansas City Area

    06/16/2008 1:25:45 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 68 replies · 136+ views
    Me
    I'm going to be in Kansas City this weekend as a summer vacation. Since I've never been there, I would like to hear some of your recommendations on what to do--besides th e primary reason why I'll be in KC--if there are restaurants, places to see and/or avoid, dive bars, and so on. Any suggestions are always appreciated (even from Chiefs fans) :) Thanks in advance.
  • La Raza moves national convention from Kansas City to Chicago

    02/07/2008 2:03:44 PM PST · by radar101 · 40 replies · 196+ views
    Hays Daily News ^ | 7 FEB 2008 | not identified
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group on Thursday announced plans to hold its 2009 national convention in Chicago. The National Council of La Raza voted Oct. 20 to pull the conference from Kansas City because a woman on the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Board was also a member the anti-illegal immigrant Minuteman Civil Defense Corps. The member, Frances Semler, resigned from the parks board last month. La Raza believes the Minuteman organization is hostile to Hispanics. The group is known for its citizen patrols on the Mexican border and for picketing construction sites where...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 2-1-08

    02/01/2008 5:59:01 PM PST · by silent_jonny · 85 replies · 21,368+ views
    President Bush arrived early this morning in Kansas City, Missouri to speak about the economy and to sign the Presidential Proclamation in Honor of American Heart Month (Transcript) The president had a breakfast meeting with Kansas City business leaders, then toured Hallmark Cards Inc. where he delivered a statement on the economy. (Transcript) Keeping with the American Heart Month theme, First Lady Laura Bush recorded the weekly radio address today: For the weekly radio address, President Bush has handed the mic over to me. And today, I'd like to talk about something that's close to my heart -- America's heart...
  • Unit battles terrorism in Kansas CIty

    01/16/2008 9:50:21 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 10 replies · 84+ views
    MSNBC.Com ^ | updated 10:37 a.m. CT, Tues., Jan. 15, 2008 | KSHB-TV
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A special Kansas City police counter-terrorism unit says they are battling international and domestic terrorism in the metro. The department's homeland security division has five detectives dedicated to investigating threats of terrorism. The unit's commander says it's an evolving threat. "We have investigated leads, that we believe are threads that are involved in the material support of terrorism that leads to acts of terrorism," Major Tom Dailey said. Dailey's unit works closely with the 15 different agencies, including the FBI and CIA. The police mainly gather leads and deliver credible threats to the proper authorities. Dailey...
  • 2nd group to pull convention from KC over Minuteman issue

    01/15/2008 11:51:43 AM PST · by F15Eagle · 38 replies · 175+ views
    MSNBC.Com ^ | updated 10:37 a.m. CT, Tues., Jan. 15, 2008 | KSHB-TV
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A national civil rights group has decided to pull its 2008 convention out of Kansas City because of actions by the city's mayor. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was expected to announce the decision Tuesday morning, The Kansas City Star reported in its Tuesday editions. The group says Mayor Mark Funkhouser showed racial insensitivity in June when he appointed to the park board someone who is a member of an organization that opposes illegal immigration. The SCLC also was upset that Funkhouser tried to oust City Manager Wayne Cauthen, who is black, without first consulting...
  • Kansas City Mayor refuses to cave into minority and activist hate group demands

    01/15/2008 12:38:54 PM PST · by WyCoKsRepublican · 21 replies · 750+ views
    Just aired on local radio: Mayor Mark Funkhouser holds a press conference expressing his regret that the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference) will not hold it's annual convention in KC in 2008. Under pressure to remove Frances Semler, a 73 year old grandmother, appointed by Mayor Funkhouser to the Board of Parks and Recreation Commission, who is also a member of the Minutemen, he has stood tall and has refused to cave to vicious and racist attacks at him and Ms. Semler.
  • SCLC yanks convention from KC

    01/14/2008 10:32:40 PM PST · by peggybac · 7 replies · 161+ views
    KC Star ^ | 1/14/08 | Deann Smith and GlennE. Rice
    A national civil rights organization co-founded by Martin Luther King Jr. is pulling its 2008 national convention from Kansas City to protest decisions by the mayor. The Southern Christian Leadership Conference thinks Mayor Mark Funkhouser showed racial insensitivity when he appointed a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps to the park board and when he tried to oust City Manager Wayne Cauthen, an African-American, without consulting with the City Council. Local SCLC members also have criticized Funkhouser and his wife, who allegedly called a mayoral aide “Mammy.”
  • Msgr. Heliodore Mejak,longest-serving pastor in the world, passes away.(My title)

    12/27/2007 5:52:08 AM PST · by samiam1972 · 4 replies · 291+ views
    Curmudgeon's Cave Blog ^ | 12-26-2007 | CURMUDGEON
    Word comes to us that Msgr. Heliodore Mejak, for over 63 years the pastor at Holy Family Parish in KCK, passed away on Christmas Day. Msgr. Mejak was reported to be the longest-serving pastor in the world, and only the SECOND pastor to serve in the parish since its formation in the 1920s. Deus, qui inter apostolicos Sacerdotes, famulum tuum Heliodore, sacerdotali fecisti dignitate vigere: praesta quaesumus; ut eorum quote perpetuo aggregetur consortio. O God, Who wast pleased to raise Heliodore, Thy servant, to the dignity of the priesthood: vouchsafe to number him with Thy bishops and priests for evermore....
  • Across Kansas: Fears grow for missing woman

    11/28/2007 11:15:52 AM PST · by AuntB · 14 replies · 101+ views
    Kansascity.com ^ | Nov. 26, 2007 | The Lawrence Journal-World
    EL DORADO | Foul play is suspected in the disappearance of a Butler Community College student missing since she left a bar Friday with a man, authorities said. Emily Sander, 18, was last seen at the Retreat, a bar east of El Dorado...... “We just want to find her,” said her grandfather, Clement Sander. “There’s got to be a closure.” At a news conference Monday, El Dorado police said they believe Sander is the victim of violence, but did not elaborate further on their evidence. Detective Justin Phillips said Sander apparently left the bar with Israel Mireles, 24. Police began...
  • Freep a Poll! (Should cities be allowed to ban handguns?)

    11/23/2007 1:58:45 PM PST · by dynachrome · 30 replies · 182+ views
    www.kmbc.com ^ | 11-23-07 | KMBC-TV
    Should cities be allowed to ban handguns? Yes No
  • KC Mayor Meets With Latino Groups (La Raza extortion alert!)

    10/12/2007 2:58:12 PM PDT · by ruination · 11 replies · 530+ views
    KMBC-TV ^ | October 11, 2007 | unattributed
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some of the city's Latino leaders are talking about a recall campaign against the mayor because he refuses to remove a member of the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps from the city's parks board. Mayor Mark Funkhouser spent about an hour Thursday in a private meeting with representatives from about 30 Latino groups. The groups are upset with the mayor's appointment of Frances Semler, who is a member of the anti-illegal-immigration group the Minutemen. If Semler doesn't leave the parks board, two large conventions may pull out of Kansas City. Several reporters asked the mayor if he...
  • Border War Over Immigration Comes to Midwest (Kansas City, MO)

    09/26/2007 2:44:41 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 26 replies · 177+ views
    Yahoo! News (Reuters) ^ | 9/26/2007 | Carey Gillam
    KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A routine city hall appointment threatens to turn Kansas City into a new front in the U.S. debate over illegal immigration, even though the closest Mexico border crossing is hundreds of miles (kilometers) away. Anger has been simmering among Hispanic leaders since the summer, when newly elected Mayor Mark Funkhouser appointed Frances Semler, a dues-paying member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps (MCDC), to the city's parks and recreation board. Critics say the group is a racist band of vigilantes patrolling the Mexican border with guns and intimidation. "The Minuteman is an extremist group ......
  • Francis Semler, K.C. Parks Board and Minuteman will be on Fox and Friends this morning

    09/23/2007 4:17:31 AM PDT · by Lobbyist · 11 replies · 421+ views
    Vanity
    Just a heads up to all of you who are following the Kansas City Parks Board member, Francis Semler. Semler will be on Fox and Friends this morning around 7:20 central time. The AP ran this story http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hvKfSdRprsGKF7xQST3NJ9TNpGpg Semler has been the target of the local Coalition of Hispanic Organizations. They have demanded that she be removed from the Parks Board because she is a member of the Minutemen. The National Council of LaRaza and the NAACP have threatened to pull their conferences from Kansas City unless Semler is removed from the Board.
  • While NAACP, La Raza threaten to pull conventions, Minutemen plan one

    09/15/2007 8:32:45 PM PDT · by peggybac · 35 replies · 766+ views
    KSHB ^ | 9/14/07
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Two civil rights organizations have threatened to pull their national conventions from Kansas City because a woman who is a member of the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps was appointed to the city's parks board. But now, stepping into that convention breach is the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps itself, which has announced plans to hold a convention in Kansas City in December. The National Council of La Raza, the nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group, and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People have said they are considering canceling conventions in Kansas City because of...
  • Minutemen plan first-ever national convention in Kansas City

    09/14/2007 10:16:22 PM PDT · by Huntress · 5 replies · 1,152+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 9/14/07 | DEANN SMITH and RICK ALM
    Kansas City has landed a new convention — but it’s one that some leaders don’t want. Several city officials were angered Friday by the announcement that the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps will hold its first-ever national convention in Kansas City to support a member embroiled in controversy. The two-day event is scheduled for early December and expected to attract about 300 people. “I am concerned our city is looking like the hotbed of right-wing vigilante groups, and that’s not how I want Kansas City to be portrayed,” Councilwoman Jan Marcason said. Correcting such misconceptions is part of the purpose of...
  • Hispanic Leaders Call For Board Member's 'Immediate Resignation'

    09/09/2007 11:38:16 AM PDT · by Baladas · 88 replies · 1,819+ views
    FOX 4 News ^ | 06 Sep 2007 | Linda Wagar
    A controversial Parks Board appointee called police when a group of protesters showed up at her home. They were there to demand Frances Semler's resignation and they're not alone. Both the Hispanic activist group La Raza and the NAACP said they're considering pulling national conventions out of Kansas City if Semler stays on the Parks Board. A neighbor said that Semler, 73, was worried about her safety when a group of people stood outside her door at 9 p.m. wanting to speak to her and that's why she called police. Semler's a member of the Minutemen, an anti-illegal immigration group...
  • La Raza warns it might pull out of 2009 convention in Kansas City

    09/04/2007 10:36:38 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 62 replies · 1,716+ views
    NBC Action News ^ | Aug 31, 2007
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The nation's largest Hispanic civil rights organization is warning it may move its 2009 convention from Kansas City because of a controversial city park board member. The National Council of La Raza is already looking at other cities after the appointment of Frances Semler, an anti-illegal immigration activist, said Janet Murguia, La Raza's president. City Councilmembers have also heard concerns from members of the NAACP, which is expected to hold its 2010 convention in Kansas City. The city hasn't heard directly from officials of the national organization. Losing two national conventions could hurt the city's image...
  • A blow to convention business?

    09/01/2007 5:56:44 AM PDT · by Lobbyist · 25 replies · 727+ views
    The leader of the National Council of La Raza said Friday that the organization is working with Kansas City officials to try to keep the 2009 convention in the city. That’s welcome news. Unless cool heads prevail, Kansas City could lose a valuable national convention. That possibility was raised this week because of continuing concerns about Frances Semler’s appointment to the city’s park board.
  • La Raza threatens to cancel convention in KC, cites controversial park board appointee

    08/31/2007 2:55:46 AM PDT · by Lobbyist · 66 replies · 1,466+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 8/30/07 | Deanne Smith
    The nation’s largest Hispanic rights group is warning it may cancel its 2009 convention here because of a controversial Kansas City park board member. The head of the National Council of La Raza said Thursday that the organization is already looking at several other cities because of the appointment of Frances Semler.
  • Telling truth about abortion takes courage, says archbishop, pointing to ‘Oz’

    07/04/2007 5:39:43 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 324+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 06.20.07 | Jack Smith
    Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., turned to the story for which Kansas is most famous, "The Wizard of Oz," to tell participants at the National Right to Life Committee's 2007 convention how the story's characters can guide their actions in the pro-life movement. Speaking at a prayer breakfast during the June 14-16 convention in Kansas City, Mo., Archbishop Naumann said that, when considering the Scarecrow, "we need to pray for not only a brain, but for the wisdom to know how to best communicate to our contemporaries the sanctity of human life." One can be "armed with...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 8-22-07

    08/22/2007 5:48:06 PM PDT · by silent_jonny · 184 replies · 3,269+ views
    President Bush arrived in Missouri last night. This morning he had a breakfast meeting with community leaders in Riverside (Transcript) before heading to the National Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention in Kansas City where he delivered an amazing speech. (Transcript with audio) Afterwards, the president boarded Air Force One and returned to Texas, arriving at his home in Crawford this afternoon. Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island
  • Flag installation begins for ‘Grand Boulevard of the Americas’

    08/18/2007 8:08:37 AM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 63 replies · 1,300+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Saturday, Aug 18, 2007 | RICK ALM
    Work crews Thursday began installing the first of 152 sturdy vinyl flags that will flutter 24/7 from city light poles along Kansas City’s renamed “Grand Boulevard of the Americas.” The project, a tribute to the 35 nations of the Organization of American States, is the brainchild of local businessman and longtime civic activist James M. Malouff III. “I don’t want to demean our heritage,” he said Thursday. “But we’re way beyond cow town. Kansas City is a cosmopolitan city” engaged in international business and cultural exchanges, with emerging international visitor attractions such as the World War I Museum. He said...
  • Husband throws wife off balcony

    08/17/2007 9:20:56 AM PDT · by Leg Olam · 20 replies · 856+ views
    KMBC Channel 9 ^ | 08,14,07 | Channel 9 News staff
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A husband is accused of pushing his ill wife off the balcony of their apartment building. Cristie Reimer, 47, was found dead on the sidewalk Tuesday night after a fall from her fourth-floor apartment in the 4900 block of Wornall Road. Her husband, 51-year-old Stanley Reimer, was charged with second-degree murder. On Thursday, he pleaded not guilty in federal court.
  • Taxpayer sponsored Muslim Footbaths in Kansas City

    06/24/2007 7:11:16 AM PDT · by 9422WMR · 51 replies · 1,494+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 04/28/07 | Unknown
    The Kansas City International Airport has added several foot-washing basins in restrooms to accommodate a growing number of Muslim taxicab drivers who requested the facilities to prepare for daily Islamic prayer, WND has learned. The move concerns airport police who worry about Middle Eastern men loitering inside the building. After 9/11, the airport beefed up its police force to help prevent terrorist attacks. "Why are we constructing places of worship for them inside our airports?" said an airport official who requested anonymity. "Why are we catering to their rituals? We don't do it for any other religion."
  • Kelsey Smith murder suspect's teen years filled with trouble

    06/09/2007 10:07:07 AM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 13 replies · 2,148+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Jun. 08, 2007 | LAURA BAUER and DIANE CARROLL
    An Emporia, Kan., couple adopted Edwin R. Hall when he was 7 because they wanted to give him a better life. Eight years later, after Hall was convicted in juvenile court of threatening his adoptive sister with a knife, he went back into state custody. He would spend the next three years in four juvenile correctional facilities and never return to his adoptive home. The 26-year-old Hall now sits in the Johnson County jail on $5 million bond, accused of kidnapping and killing 18-year-old Kelsey Smith one week ago today. His attorney, Paul Cramm, declined to comment Friday... Hall pleaded...
  • Video: Statement of Kelsey Smith family (body of KS teen was found today)

    06/06/2007 8:04:47 PM PDT · by Huntress · 16 replies · 1,205+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 6/6/07 | Smith family
    http://sb1.thefifthnetwork.com/VCMS/Player.aspx?id=67051ef1-8609-4194-a38a-732f97a5e041&PlayerTemplateId=95a123a6-2be0-4450-97bf-07abbf425f4d&videoGUID=5E55A1D2-6E0F-4B25-9522-211D93A1DA40&channelId=ID0EFF
  • NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY | An urban myth or reality?

    05/31/2007 6:06:33 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies · 2,029+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 30, 2007 | Matt Stearns (McClatchy Newspapers)
    NAFTA SUPERHIGHWAY | An urban myth or reality? Super suspicious foes The government denies any such plans, but campaign against it continues. By MATT STEARNS McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON | If the government really has a secret plan for a 12-lane road-and-rail NAFTA Superhighway that will split the heartland from Mexico to Canada, it is playing with a great poker face. “There is absolutely no U.S. government plan for a NAFTA Superhighway of any sort,” said David Bohigian, an assistant secretary of commerce. Sen. Kit Bond, a Missouri Republican and a powerful member of committees that would authorize and pay for...
  • Mexico To Get "Sovereign Territory" in Kansas City; America's Heartland[Phyllis Schlafly]

    04/09/2007 3:30:46 AM PDT · by Dacb · 46 replies · 7,400+ views
    Christian World view Network ^ | 04 April 2007 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Grassroots Americans of all parties and economic classes rose up out of their political apathy a few months ago and forced President Bush to reverse his administration's decision to allow a Middle East government to own America's major ports. But the push for foreign ownership continues: the next port scheduled to be taken over is Kansas City, Missouri. Even though public schools stopped teaching geography a couple of decades ago, most Americans (especially residents of the Show Me state) are surprised to learn that Kansas City (where the only waves are "amber waves of grain") is a port. We are...
  • KC customs center’s progress stalled

    02/09/2007 7:06:35 AM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 194 replies · 1,939+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Feb. 08, 2007email thisprint thisreprint or license this | RICK ALM
    The murky diplomatic status of a proposed Mexican customs clearinghouse in Kansas City has gotten murkier. Since last spring, local officials and the Washington office of Sen. Kit Bond all have insisted that the matter was moving through government channels. But U.S. State Department spokesman Eric Watnik said that the agency has never been formally asked to consider the proposal. “It’s off the radar screen,” said Bill Anthony, a spokesman for Customs and Border Protection in the Department of Homeland Security. Border Protection was engaged in the early planning and was widely thought to have endorsed the project and moved...
  • Pens may have deal Uptown, official says (KC used...deal all but done)

    02/01/2007 4:03:23 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 83 replies · 926+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | February 1, 2007 | Rob Rossi
    HARRISBURG - The Penguins apparently have cut a deal with public officials to finance an Uptown arena that would keep the team in Pittsburgh, a state senator said Wednesday. "I'm hearing that a deal could be made any day, which makes me suspect it's all about crossing the t's and dotting the i's," said Sen. Wayne Fontana, a Brookline Democrat who serves on the city-county Sports & Exhibition Authority, which would own the arena. "I don't know that there are any major hurdles left. It's all just little things." Fontana said he expects officials to announce a deal today or...
  • Penguins Will Get What They Want, But Not At Desired Price

    12/21/2006 7:27:47 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 18 replies · 545+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | December 21, 2006 | Gene Collier
    You didn't have to believe in omens to find it a bit odd that on the subway ride toward Mellon Arena yesterday, "I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas" seemed to be squawking in a continuous loop. This was right at the top of zero hour, when the long-awaited, viciously anticipated casino licensing issue would finally be decided. Twenty minutes later, the Penguins had begun practice on the NHL's oldest living hockey pond, and at precisely 11:27 a.m., the franchise learned it was indeed getting nothing for Christmas. Oh yeah, mommy and daddy are mad, the NHL is mad, even the Rooneys...
  • Chiefs owner Hunt dead at 74

    12/13/2006 10:36:44 PM PST · by MissouriConservative · 49 replies · 1,170+ views
    CBS Sportsline ^ | December 14, 2006 | None Listed
    DALLAS -- Lamar Hunt, the pro sports visionary who owned the Kansas City Chiefs and came up with the term "Super Bowl," died Wednesday night. He was 74. Hunt, a founder of the American Football League and one of the driving forces behind the AFL-NFL merger, died at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas of complications from prostate cancer, Chiefs spokesman Bob Moore said. Hunt battled cancer for several years and was hospitalized the day before Thanksgiving with a partially collapsed lung. Doctors discovered that the cancer had spread, and Hunt had been under heavy sedation since last week. "He was a...
  • US divided by superhighway plan

    11/22/2006 12:42:29 AM PST · by Sarajevo · 144 replies · 2,621+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Fri 16 Jun 2006 | CRAIG HOWIE
    A MASSIVE road four football fields wide and running from Mexico to Canada through the heartland of the United States is being proposed amid controversy over security and the damage to the environment. The "nation's most modern roadway", proposed between Laredo in Texas and Duluth, Minnesota, along Interstate 35, would allow the US to bypass the west coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to import goods from China and the Far East into the heart of middle America via Mexico, saving both cost and time. However, critics argue that the ten-lane road would lay a swathe of concrete...
  • Cook: Loss Doesn't Hurt Chiefs' Johnson (LJ's lack of class on display)

    10/16/2006 10:45:34 AM PDT · by mcg2000 · 16 replies · 536+ views
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | October 16, 2006 | Ron Cook
    The man who yesterday managed a meager 26 yards on 15 carries. The man who would have been a complete non-factor if not for his little hair-pull with Steelers safety Troy Polamalu. "I'm not frustrated at all," Johnson said. "It's only the fifth game of the season." Later, there would be "the eight men in the box" excuse."That's what happens when you're good," Johnson said, shrugging.About the only thing the Chiefs could be proud of was a sensational effort Johnson made on a touchdown-saving play that ended with him pulling Polamalu down by the hair. It happened early in the...
  • Suspect voter registration cards found in St. Louis(Acorn Doing VOTER FRAUD Again!!!!)

    10/11/2006 5:38:45 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 75 replies · 2,440+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispacth ^ | 10/11/2006 | Jo Mannies
    St. Louis Election Board officials say they've discovered at least 1,492 "potentially fraudulent" voter registration cards - including three from dead people and one from a 16-year-old - among the thousands pouring in before today's voter registration deadline for the Nov. 7 election. City Republican elections director Scott Leiendecker said the board's staff expects to find even more bogus voter-registration applications among the thousands remaining to be processed. The board plans to turn all the questionable cards over to city Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce for investigation and possible prosecution, said board chairman Kimberley Mathis. The board says all the questionable...
  • Kansas City Leading the North American Integration Discussion

    10/06/2006 4:00:00 AM PDT · by Kimberly GG · 16 replies · 803+ views
    Council of the Americas ^ | October 4, 2006 | Kay Barnes
    It is a surprise to many that America’s next great trading port is some 1,500 miles from the Pacific Ocean and more than 900 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. And, despite its inland location, Kansas City, Mo. – the geographic center of the continent with excellent interstate roadway, railroad and aviation infrastructure - may also soon be home to the first foreign-based customs inspection office on United States soil. If all goes to plan – one recently described as "bold and imaginative" – it will also bring economic benefits to all three North American nations - the United States, Mexico...
  • Sizing up the dragon's 'miracle'

    08/30/2006 9:24:17 AM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 3 replies · 429+ views
    Rangzen Magazine ^ | 20th August 2006 | Lobsang Yeshi
    On May 10, 1869, a hastily arranged, Golden Spike Ceremony at Promontory Summit, Utah, marked the opening of the World’s First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States that connects the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans. The culmination of this movement, which required enormous feats of engineering and lobor in the crossing of plains and high mountains of America was regarded as one of the crowning achievements of the presidency of Abrahim Lincoln, completed four years after his death. The building of the 1,776 miles of rail took four years involving mostly Irish and Chinese workers of whom hundreds lost their...
  • Boyda, Ryun spar over immigration, superhighway proposal

    08/24/2006 12:16:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies · 706+ views
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | August 23, 2006 | John Milburn (Associated Press)
    TOPEKA, Kan. - Democratic congressional challenger Nancy Boyda repeated concerns Wednesday about a proposed multilane superhighway that eventually could span the United States from Mexico to Canada, calling it a threat to Kansans. "There seems to be a plan to blur the border with the United States and Mexico," Boyda said, referring to a proposed 10-lane corridor parallel to Interstate 35 in Texas. Boyda has made the highway an issue in her effort to defeat incumbent Republican Jim Ryun in a rematch of their 2nd District race two years ago. While Ryun says immigration is the top issue on his...
  • Loving hands revive Old St. Patrick’s in KC (Institute of Christ the King)

    08/21/2006 6:42:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies · 685+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | August 21, 2006 | ELAINE GARRISON
    The list is long: Fire, storms, urban renewal, interstate construction — not to mention the ravages of time.All have threatened Old St. Patrick’s Church at 806 Cherry St. It even lost its parish when the downtown area, which it had served since 1875, was taken over by office buildings.The Roman Catholic diocese had shuttered the church by 1959, after which it was used only occasionally. Now the building, thought to be the oldest church in the city limits of Kansas City, is on track to reopen next year.The sanctuary will again hear the solemn and majestic tones of the Latin...
  • Shipping-Corridor Deal Cuts Heart Out of Heartland

    08/07/2006 9:34:09 AM PDT · by Reagan Man · 35 replies · 1,151+ views
    Human Events ^ | August 7, 2006 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Grass-roots Americans of all parties and economic classes rose up out of their political apathy a few months ago and forced President George W. Bush to reverse his administration's decision to allow a Middle East government to own America's major ports. But the push for foreign ownership continues: the next port scheduled to be taken over is Kansas City, Mo. Even though public schools stopped teaching geography a couple of decades ago, most Americans (especially residents of the Show Me State) are surprised to learn that Kansas City (where the only waves are "amber waves of grain") is a port....
  • A new Law in town (Ty Law signs with CHIEFS)

    07/24/2006 5:00:30 AM PDT · by GarySpFc · 10 replies · 274+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 7/24/2006 | Adam Teicher
    Cornerback works out contract with Chiefs for 5 years, $30 million. The burning questions the last few months in Kansas City and elsewhere in the football world centered on Ty Law: Would the Chiefs sign him? And would he make a difference in their efforts to rebuild a forlorn defense? The first question was answered in the affirmative over the weekend when the Chiefs and Law, a veteran cornerback, agreed to terms of a five-year, $30 million contract. Law, 32, arrived in Kansas City on Sunday and was scheduled to take a physical examination and sign his contract today. The...
  • North American Union Is No Conspiracy

    07/21/2006 2:39:27 AM PDT · by Trupolitik · 55 replies · 2,000+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Jul 21, 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    John Hawkins apparently has taken on a mission to prove that the Bush Administration is not creating a North American Union to replace the United States, or a new currency -- the Amero -- to replace the U.S. dollar. Recently, in a blog debate on this website, I exchanged views with Mr. Hawkins. When Mr. Hawkins declined to respond in what the editors termed “Round 4” of that debate, I concluded Mr. Hawkins allowed me to have the final word because he lacked a convincing rejoinder. Now, we see Mr. Hawkins wants to carry on the debate but this time...
  • Red China Opens NAFTA Ports in Mexico

    07/18/2006 8:42:32 AM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 127 replies · 2,824+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Jul 18, 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    The Port Authority of San Antonio has been working actively with the Communist Chinese to open and develop NAFTA shipping ports in Mexico. The plan is to ship containers of cheap goods produced by under-market labor in China and the Far East into North America via Mexican ports. From the Mexican ports, Mexican truck drivers and railroad workers will transport the goods across the Mexican border with Texas. Once in the U.S., the routes will proceed north to Kansas City along the NAFTA Super-Highway, ready to be expanded by the Trans-Texas Corridor, and NAFTA railroad routes being put in place...
  • Kansas Libertarians stopped from holding event at nudist camp

    07/08/2006 3:29:00 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 65 replies · 2,727+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | July 8, 2006 | Associated Press
    TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Libertarians were stopped from holding a fundraiser at a nudist camp in southwest Shawnee County, when sheriff's deputies blocked people from entering. Shawnee County deputies said they were merely enforcing a court order when they stopped people from accessing Lake Edun on Friday. Last year, Shawnee County District Judge Terry Bullock issued a court order banning "commercial or recreational activities" on the property unless the owners get a permit for such events - something the county refuses to provide. But Rob Hodgkinson, chairman of the Libertarian Party of Kansas, said a political party fundraiser isn't a...