Royals

Baseball takes notice of Royals’ playoff blueprint

The Kansas City Royals’ master plan involves winning in ways that are economical, which led the Royals to stock up on power bullpen arms instead of power bats and understand the dynamic of speed and defense, especially in a spacious home ballpark.

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Baby chimp makes his debut at the Kansas City Zoo

A male chimpanzee born Friday at the Kansas City Zoo made his first public appearance Tuesday as the troop of primates enjoyed the warm weather. Zoo officials said the mother, a 40-year-old named Rachel, was keeping the baby close to her, so it may take patience for visitors to see the newborn.

Government & Politics

Schweich spokesman Spence Jackson feared unemployment, suicide note says

Concern over a lack of job prospects may have convinced Spence Jackson to take his own life over the weekend, his final note suggests. “I’m so sorry,” the note said. “I just can’t take being unemployed again.” The note confirms what a Jackson friend told The Star on Monday — that Jackson, 44, was worried about future employment after Missouri auditor Tom Schweich committed suicide Feb. 26.

Eat & Drink

New technology and recipes with bolder flavors are making slow cookers a hip choice

Hungry hipsters may not exactly jump for joy when the subject of slow cookers arises. But we’re not talking the recipes of old when a can of soup, poured over an unidentifiable cut of meat, cooked all day in the slow cooker. We’re talking recipes with flavors that pop and explode on the palate.

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Crime

Wife of suspect in Henry County kidnapping helped investigators find him

Raymond Chandis Vallia III, 55, of Albuquerque, N.M., faces a kidnapping charge in connection with the Sunday disappearance of 13-year-old Hannah Sue Kennish of Montrose, Mo. According to court records, Vallia’s wife told investigators the two had separated after she found that he was involved in an online relationship with a teen. She gave authorities his cellphone number, his address and a description of his black 2013 Ford F-150.

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Mindy Corporon: How to heal and make a ripple by reaching out

Mindy Corporon, whose father and son were killed outside the Jewish Community Center on April 13, 2014, writes: Can seven days of love and other focused activities really make a ripple to change the world? We think so. We must take a stand with the idea that it is better to “love your neighbor as yourself.”
 
 

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