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Cooking up inspiration at The Culinary Center of Kansas City

Apr 10, 1:14 PM

In downtown Overland Park, center is a place for fun, for learning and to help the community.

Etiquette classes taught here: The maven of manners

Mar 31, 11:07 AM

Kansas City’s own Miss Manners, Janis Kliethermes, teaches the next generation about the timeless principles of manners. And she teaches adults, too.


Local

Sonogram during anti-abortion rally at Kansas Statehouse draws mixed reactions

Jan 22, 10:00 PM

The expectant mother laid down and the sonographer applied the jelly to her stomach. The sonographer readied the machine and offered encouraging words. Then Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, a Shawnee Republican, exclaimed, “That jelly is cold.” The sonogram took place in the Kansas Statehouse the same day that Kansans For Life rallied against abortion outside the Capitol.

Ride headed to Worlds of Fun reportedly malfunctioned twice in California

Sep 3, 7:21 AM

The SteelHawk, which is to open next year in the Americana section of Worlds of Fun, is being moved to Kansas City from Knott‘s Berry Farm in California, where it malfunctioned twice last year, leaving riders dangling 300 feet in the air, according to the Orange County Register.



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Mingle Your KC in photos

InterContinental Hotel’s employee gala

Apr 16, 5:52 PM

The InterContinental Hotel on the Plaza’s 25th annual employee gala on Tuesday night had a prom night theme and included dinner and an awards ceremony.

Fans disappointed after Miley Cyrus cancels Sprint Center concert

Apr 15, 10:22 PM

Fans were waiting to enter the Sprint Center on Tuesday night for the scheduled Miley Cyrus “Bangerz” tour concert, but they eventually learned the event was canceled after Cyrus was hospitalized for an allergic reaction.

Training for the Mother’s Day 5K: Week 3

Apr 15, 10:36 PM

Tuesday night at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, the KC Express women's running club held the third of its six weekly training sessions for participants to take part in the Mother’s Day 5K on May 11.

Easter egg hunt at Belton Assembly of God

Apr 13, 9:58 PM

The Belton Assembly of God held an Easter egg hunt Sunday morning at the church. The event also included entertainment and an inflatable slide.

Belton Spring Fling

Apr 13, 9:49 PM

This third annual Belton Spring Fling, held Saturday at Belton’s Carnegie Village senior living community, included more than 30 craft and retail vendors and the Easter Bunny. The event benefited the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


Business

Payroll tax cut worries Social Security advocates

Dec 13, 12:43 AM

President Barack Obama’s plan to cut payroll taxes for a year would provide big savings for many workers, but makes Social Security advocates nervous that it could jeopardize the retirement program’s finances.

Sprint Connection

Sprint is closing Overland Park call center, cutting about 200 jobs

Call centers in Sacramento, Calif., and Elmsford, N.Y., also are closing. A television station in Florida reported a fourth call center in Orlando, Fla., will lay off about 400 people. And in Fort Worth, Texas, according to the newspaper there, 450 jobs are being cut at that city’s call center. Overall, the paper reported, Sprint is cutting 1,550 customer service jobs, citing greater efficiencies.


Kansas City Pets

Ink

Ink’s egg-stravaganza will have you rolling in fun

Apr 15, 8:38 PM

Think you know Kansas City? Take a crack at Ink’s Easter Egg Hunt. Within this gallery are egg-shaped photos and hard-boiled haiku hints by Don Munday to help you along on a tour of some of Cowtown’s treasures.

Party Pics: Six-year anniversary at Angels Rock Bar

Apr 15, 9:40 AM

Angel's Rock Bar celebrated six years of rockin' Kansas City with Christy Mack. While DJ Allen Michael was killing it all night long, Christy Mack greeted hundreds of fans and took pictures with them.


Entertainment

Movie theaters get creative to reel you in

Where can you go to see a rock concert, opera performance, comedy roast, video game tournament, karaoke and pyrotechnics? A Kansas City movie theater. Actually, quite a few of them. Within the last year, many area theaters have transformed from places that merely feature first-run blockbusters to multipurpose venues that freely explore all manner of creative whims.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez hailed as literary giant

Apr 18, 3:00 AM

His death mourned around the globe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez is being hailed as a giant of modern literature, a writer of intoxicating novels and short stories that illuminated Latin America's passions, superstition, violence and social inequality.

Stargazing


Lifestyle

Essay contest | Tell us about life’s curveballs

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Phuzzle | Fall in love again

Jan 22, 5:54 PM

Autumn may be just a memory now that the falling leaves have been replaced by falling snowflakes. But you can relive the visual splendor of the past season while trying to solve this new photo puzzle.Autumn may be just a memory now that the falling leaves have been replaced by falling snowflakes. But you can relive the visual splendor of the past season while trying to solve this new photo puzzle.


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