Oklahoma Joe’s will become Joe’s Kansas City

Nationally recognized Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Que, with locations in Kansas City, Kan., Olathe and Overland Park, will officially change its name to Joe’s Kansas City by the end of the year. The new name has been on logos for its barbecue sauce, french fry seasonings and some T-shirts. In November it will be on menus and business cards, with outdoor signage changing over by early December.

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Dayton Moore says ‘we love our fans’ after Royals manager Ned Yost incites criticism

Only 13,847 fans showed up for Alex Gordon’s MVP moment on Tuesday night. During a telephone conversation with The Star on Wednesday morning, general manager Dayton Moore expressed both support his manager and appreciation for his fanbase, which has not seen a playoff team since 1985.

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These 10 new fall TV shows are worthy of a first-night look

Granted, it’s a risky business to rate a new series’ prospects on the basis of its pilot episode, which is typically the only thing critics have to go on. But even if it doesn’t guarantee a great series will follow, a pilot must at least trigger interest at a level to get viewers to return the second week. Here are 10 new series that might catch your fancy.

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Building homes and futures: Habitat for Humanity helps families — and career-seeking students

Olathe North High School student Bekah Volner was hard to miss among the group of builders working on a Heartland Habitat for Humanity house in central Olathe one sunny day in March. In a sea of standard-issue yellow hard hats, she was the builder sporting a hot pink one. It was on loan from one of the adults supervising the group from the Olathe School District’s Construction Trades Program.

Eat & Drink

Latin American appetizers star at El Salvadoreno’s food cart

New El Salvadoreño’s food cart sets up at the Overland Park Farmers Market until Nov. 22, offering plenty of Five Buck Lunch options. The mobile vending setup supplements the walk-in traffic to the quaint cafe, which has offered a long picture menu of appetizers, traditional entrees and desserts in a charming space with a distinctly tropical vibe since it opened across the street from the market back in 2011.

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Judging the Royals

So you think Alex Gordon’s walk-off homer beat the Twins?

It actually was Rusty Kuntz’s lucky pullover. Let me explain: About 3 p.m. on a smoking-hot Tuesday afternoon, the Royals’ first-base coach walked on the field wearing a shirt and a nylon pullover. A member of the grounds crew asked Rusty what the heck he was doing. Kuntz rolled his eyes and said, “We’re 18-5 since I started wearing this.”

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