The Chiefs are the man who starts a diet and exercise routine with gusto, loses 10 pounds, then switches back to brownies and sitcoms. And they’ll have plenty of time for each when they fall short of the playoffs.
Saturday as the Jayhawks beat Lafayette to win their eighth straight game, the 6-foot-10 transfer from Arkansas finished with eight points and seven rebounds in a season-high 18 minutes. Two of those baskets came during the Jayhawks’ decisive run in the second half, and the emergence of Mickelson has caused coach Bill Self to rethink his frontcourt rotation.
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.
Sometimes the Fairy Princess has to be quick on her feet, or rather, on her rose-and-gold throne. Youngsters lined up Sunday at the Kansas City Museum’s Corinthian Hall for the final Fairy Princess visits of the 2014 holiday season.
Dish Network subscribers were unable to watch Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network on Sunday when the channels were taken down as part of contract negotiations. The Fox blackout is just the latest skirmish as cable and satellite TV providers fight with networks over subscription fees.
No one is certain when Bill Vaughan’s “A Story of Christmas” first appeared in The Kansas City Star, but it has become one of the most cherished stories in the newspaper’s archives. We began reprinting it as early as 1959.
A Kansas man who rescued two workers from a natural gas explosion at JJ’s restaurant on the Country Club Plaza last year is among 19 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission. Paul W. Mongiello, 57, of Overland Park, Kansas, rescued the two after JJ’s restaurant on the Country Club Plaza erupted into flames in February 2013.
The dominant story on the Dec. 17 front page of The Kansas City Star was the horrific attack on a school in Pakistan. One small element of how the package was presented was meaningful to at least two readers who called me.
Was Sunday afternoon’s reaction a real read of KC sentiment or just the immediate pain of watching the Chiefs get pushed around in Pittsburgh talking? After hearing a number of you say you hope the Chiefs miss the playoffs entirely now, we want you to go on the record: Are you pulling for them to reach the postseason, or would you rather they simply go quietly into the night?