In new design, Liberty Corn Maze pays tribute to Sporting KC

The maze, which is still growing, features the Sporting KC logo in the center and has images of four generic soccer players in each corner, Raasch said. At the bottom of the maze it reads “2013 MLS Champs.” The maze was designed by MazePlay of Firth, Idaho. The corn for the maze was planted at the end of June on 25 acres near Missouri 291 and Missouri 210, just outside Liberty.

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From jail, man charged in 10 highway shootings offers a defense

Mohammed Whitaker, the man charged in 10 shootings in March and April on area roadways, has called The Kansas City Star at least eight times in recent weeks from the Jackson County jail, saying he’s been wrongly accused. He says that if the time of the sixth shooting listed on a police report — about 5:30 p.m. April 2 — is correct, then cellphone tower records show he could not have been the gunman.




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Obamacare subsidy ruling cause for worry, not panic

If you favor accessible health care and the Affordable Care Act, it’s too soon to panic over a federal appeals court ruling that would knock out subsidies for roughly 5 million people enrolled in the federally created online insurance exchanges. But worry? Oh yes. Worrying would be in order right now.

Judging the Royals

Jeremy Guthrie throws a quality start, but the offense doesn’t come through

Jeremy Guthrie threw six innings and gave three earned runs: that’s a quality start. The Royals bullpen supplied a quality finish; three scoreless innings from Aaron Crow, Scott Downs and Jason Frasor. Once again the Royals pitched well, but couldn’t come up with enough offense to make the pitching pay off. Kansas City has scored two runs in the last three games. They’ve already gotten one hitting coach replaced; at some point you need to look at the players.