Sam Mellinger

Former Chief Will Shields made impact in KC that went beyond football

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is about football first and football only. The men that Will Shields is to join with induction are the best players our country’s most popular sport has seen, and by that demanding standard the former Chiefs lineman is now certified. But — and we mean no offense to the Pro Football Hall of Fame here — football is not even close to the best thing about Shields.

Vahe Gregorian

KU team’s multiple personalities have become its personality

At times, Kansas coach Bill Self says, “we can really, really, really guard.” Other times, KU’s defensive game is “average,” which in Self-speak is code for unacceptable. Such peaks and dips and ruts and spurts are to be expected in the course of a season, naturally — but Self was talking about a more compressed time frame.

Northeast Joco

Prairie Village attack victim to share her strategies for survival

On Sept. 8, 2010, her life nearly ended. Hill was savagely attacked by a workman in her Prairie Village home and left for dead in her basement. As part of her recovery, she is telling her story to small groups. But now she is scheduled to speak about her experience at 11 a.m. Feb. 11 in the Polsky Theatre at Johnson County Community College..

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UMKC Bloch School submitted false data for rankings, but results might not have changed, auditors say

A report on the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s business school found that false data was knowingly submitted when applying for rankings and awards. But at the same time it found no reason to believe the school’s subsequent high rankings were undeserved even after accounting for misinformation. The report was commissioned by the university system’s Board of Curators after an investigation by The Kansas City Star.

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