By now, at least half of them should be gone. Out of teaching within five years. Thats the national trend the first graduating class of the University of Missouri-Kansas Citys Institute for Urban Education was up against. Yet theyve made it. All of them.
Veteran runners arent getting big bucks in free-agency, and those in 2014 NFL Draft will get less guaranteed money the lower they are selected. The financial realities of the situation means that it behooves college running backs to get into the league as soon as possible so they can get their free-agency clock started.
From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. In Rome, Pope Francis made an Easter plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria. He also called for more attention to the needy and the hungry.
- Easter Parade at Zona Rosa
- Sporting KC vs. Montreal Impact fans
- Hyde Park Spring Frolic and Egg Hunt
- Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City Prom
- Community of Christ Church Easter Carnival
- The 87th annual Kansas Relays
- New Life Family Church Spring Festival
- Westport Easter SpEGGtacular
- Southcreek Office Park Easter Egg 5K and Bunny Fun Run
- Good Friday on the Plaza
- Embassy Suites 25th Anniversary Client Party
- Antioch Park Easter Egg Hunt
On Sunday, fresh off his first big-league victory last week, Yordano Ventura reminded observers of that fact he is only 22. Ventura stumbled through only four innings in an 8-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins. The Royals saw their five-game winning streak snapped and their budding young right-hander humbled.
Just where in the pecking order the Easter Bunny fits has always been something of a vexing conundrum. At Sundays 17th annual Spring Frolic and Egg Hunt in Hyde Park, longer lines formed for the petting zoo, the pony rides and snacks than for a visit with the Easter Bunny.
On a chilly but sunny Sunday here, runners from around the world gathered the day before the 118th Boston Marathon. Here is what I am seeing less than 24 hours before we head to the starting line in Hopkinton, Mass.
Connie Stevens who is in town to star in the New Theatre Restaurant production of Miracle on South Division Street was the classic studio starlet. She made dumb TV shows (Hawaiian Eye) and movies we now regard as camp (Parrish, Susan Slade). She made pop records. As time went by, she played Vegas. But as is often the case with celebrities we think we know, a serious human being is at work behind the superficial imagery.
Fans gathered to cheer for Sporting Kansas City as they played the Montreal Impact on Saturday night at Sporting Park. Sporting won the match 4-0.
Kansas City will hear the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. this week, a man most often referred to as “Obama’s former minister.” It’s part of a mission established at the Saint Paul School of Theology to engage the community on matters of public service, policy and debate.
Make no mistake: This is a pre-emptive effort by Gov. Sam Brownback to sidestep future court orders to properly fund our schools, Paul Davis, a Democratic candidate for Kansas governor, writes of the recently enacted school financing law. Despite new funding included in this bill, the governor is quietly setting the stage for lower school funding in the future.
Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.
Medicaid wont expand in Kansas anytime soon. HB 2552, which requires an act of the Legislature to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act, has been signed by Gov. Sam Brownback, his office announced Friday.
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxing title contender whose murder convictions became an international symbol of racial injustice and inspired a Bob Dylan song and a Hollywood film, died Sunday. He was 76. Carter "didn't have any bitterness or anger he kind of got above it all. That was his great strength," said his friend Thom Kidrin.
For years, Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. was a man of many angry words as he spewed his hatred of Jewish people. But he managed to stay out of the courtroom, and law enforcement officials didnt see signs that he would erupt in violence, as prosecutors say he did a week ago in Johnson County.
Otis Reed will soon move from Kansas to Colorado so he can get marijuana every day. Otis is 2. He and little ones like him who suffer hundreds of seizures a day have become the new face of America’s discussion about marijuana. A growing number of health professionals say medical marijuana, specifically an oil extract called Charlotte’s Web, can help those children. The big question is, why do these families have to move to Colorado to get it?
A few of Russell Joys stained glass windows are at businesses, restaurants and homes, but mostly theyre at churches, lighting up sanctuaries and chapels, cavernous and intimate, across the Kansas City area. Their themes are sacred and their styles range widely. They tell a story. They say a prayer. They stir a sensation. They do what stained glass does: twinkle, glow, radiate, illuminate.
Blogs and columns
- Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers plans another Olathe restaurant
- First Watch plans to remodel two area restaurants and return in North Kansas City
- Skechers Factory Outlet Store opening in Overland Park
- Topekas PTs at College Hill makes top coffee shop list
- AMC Town Center theaters get a seven-figure face-lift
- Thursday links: Kiper predicts Chiefs will take Marqise Lee in latest mock draft
- Wednesday links: Chiefs reportedly meet with Georgia QB Aaron Murray
- Chiefs make cameo in ‘Draft Day’ movie
- Chiefs work out small-college cornerback Keith Lewis
- An 'elite' NFL jersey will set you back $295 as Nike increases prices
- Expansion of east side of Memorial Stadium will give MU football fans ‘a better experience’
- Laden with new personnel, MU offense to be tested in spring game
- Bob Lutz: Can (and will) Missouri dig deep enough to get Gregg Marshall?
- Local service for Pee Wee Summers set for April 29
- KU to break ground on home for Naismith’s basketball rules May 2