Most of the buildings in Metcalf South Shopping Center at 95th and Metcalf and the shuttered shopping complex to the north would be demolished for a new retail, luxury residential and office complex called Central Square. Olive Garden, Red Lobster and Sears would continue to operate in their current buildings.
There will be 15 new Super Bowl advertisers this year, the most since 2000, before the economy fell into what would be the first of two recessions. Advertising experts say the rookie interest in Super Bowl ads is a positive sign that companies are feeling good in the most recent economic recovery.
At a news conference on Friday, Mike Alden talked about his decision to step down as athletic director at the University of Missouri. Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said it was Alden’s decision to move to teaching and that he didn’t try to talk him out of it.
The Kansas City Royals’ annual FanFest begins Friday at Bartle Hall in the Kansas City Convention Center. The two-day event includes appearances by the players, autograph sessions and interactive activities. Find hours, ticket information here.
Former Kansas Jayhawks star Andrew Wiggins is doing good things in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves. But he had trouble with a recent interview because teammate Thaddeus Young couldn’t help but touch Wiggins’ ear repeatedly.
Ken Armitage of Lawrence, a professor emeritus of biology at the University of Kansas, has a national reputation as an expert on marmots and published a research book on them last June. When Sony released a 25th -anniversary edition of the movie “Groundhog Day,” it filmed a segment with Armitage as an added feature.
The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Kansas City District will install a surface treatment this summer on the southbound Interstate 29 ramp to southbound Interstate 635 as part of a test to determine whether the skid-resistant surface improves safety by helping drivers’ keep control of their vehicles.
By now, you may have seen a few tabloid headlines about Bruce Jenner, carefully alluding to his “changed appearance” or “new look.” The patriarch of the Kardashian family and ex-husband of Kris Jenner has lately made some certain style choices. His hair is long and highlighted. He’s sported a French manicure. He wears diamond earrings and seemingly some lip gloss.