In the first football game ever played at Sporting Park, a soccer stadium, Minnesota State-Mankato will play Colorado State-Pueblo for the NCAA Division II football championship at 3 p.m. Saturday (ESPN2).
When the Golden Ox Restaurant & Lounge in the West Bottoms closes Saturday night, it will go the way of other iconic Kansas City restaurants like Italian Gardens and Stephenson’s Old Apple Farm Restaurant. But some longtime operations are showing no signs of slowing down. They are drawing their fourth generation of customers and expanding throughout the metro.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
The similarities between former Chiefs offensive lineman John Alt and last year’s top overall draft pick Eric Fisher are striking. Two tall, athletic, raw prospects taken in the first round. Both relatively new to the position. Both with a lot of learning to do, and even more potential.
A state lawmaker from St. Louis has asked a legislative committee to investigate St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, saying Friday that she was concerned he “manipulated” the grand jury in the Michael Brown case.
One year ago, Kansas guard Frank Mason was calling home, leaning on his mother during the opening month of his freshman season. One year later, the Jayhawks will lean on Mason at the point with Devonte’ Graham out because of injury.
Missouri freshman forward Jakeenan Gant, after making his debut with 13 points against Xavier, will look to help the Tigers against Illinois in the 34th Annual Braggin’ Rights Game at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
In a survey, parents were asked: Is there competition to outdo other parents on spending for children? The answer: yes, according to nearly 80 percent of the respondents. A better approach begins with budgeting.
Home health aides work long hours, perform a lot of heavy lifting and save the public a great deal of money by enabling elderly and disabled people to remain in their homes instead of moving to institutional settings. In Missouri, aides who are paid with state Medicaid dollars have been doing this work for an average of $8.60 an hour. They need a raise.
The Who are coming to the Sprint Center on May 5, and the band has announced that Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be the opening act for the entire North American tour, which starts on April 15 in Tampa, Fla.