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One man’s blindness helps brighten prospects for KC transit

ATA chairman Robbie Makinen is a 50-year-old former social worker whose sudden blindness last year made him dependent on public transportation and now feeds his passion for fixing Kansas City’s fractured transit system. And 33 years after breaking away from the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Johnson County is thinking of hiring the ATA to run its bus service.

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Reporting of school bullies goes high-tech

Online services allow students to discreetly report bullies in some area school districts. One area student cites the system’s benefit: “No one has to know it was you.” Almost all of the reporting is being done from students’ homes, keeping away a possible stigma of putting complaints into “Bully Boxes” at schools.

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Judging the Royals

The Royals’ formula for success: Give the ball to Herrera, Davis and Holland

It’s pretty simple: Get a lead and give the ball to Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland. As you watch the rest of the season, pay attention to what happens in the sixth inning. Thats might be when the ballgame is decided. The Royals are now 61-5 when they have a lead after six innings. Sunday afternoon, the Royals’ formula success worked once again, and they beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2.
 
 

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