Eight Democratic lawmakers on Monday called on Chris Nicastro to resign as Missouris education commissioner, accusing her of abusing her power. In response, Peter Herschend, the president of the states Board of Education, said people are reacting prematurely to an evolving process to change the Kansas City Public Schools.
A night in a luxury hotel suite can set you back more than a few greenbacks. But to our way of thinking, what a way to escape reality for one night. Luxe everywhere you look. Incredible views. Room service! Maybe a crackling fire, some flowing Champagne, a Jacuzzi tub and king-size bed awaiting.
There were a record 90 total touchdowns in the 14 NFL games Sunday, six by the Chiefs in their 45-10 triumph at Washington. What made the record so astounding were the frightful weather conditions at most of the games. But footing was not an issue for the Chiefs, whose equipment manager Allen Wright changed his players’ cleats for longer ones before the game.
- Roller Warriors Girls Flat Track Derby
- Pipefitters union Local 533 Christmas Party
- Ugly Sweater Run
- Merriams Santa Arrival and Christmas Dinner
- Red Stocking Breakfast
- Missions Holiday Lights and Festive Sights
- Prairie Village Tree Lighting 2013
- Red X Wine Tasting
- Kanye West concertgoers at the Sprint Center
- Chiefs vs. Broncos tailgaters
- Toys and crafts shows at KCI Expo
- City Markets Whoville Holidays
The working plan for putting together the Royals’ rotation, two weeks prior to Christmas, is to give a long spring look to Luke Hochevar and Wade Davis for the final two slots. Either Hochevar, Davis or both could return to the bullpen if any of the club’s three young starters — Danny Duffy, Yordano Ventura and Kyle Zimmer — pitch their way into the rotation in spring training.
Missouri’s Michael Sam was chosen Southeastern Conference defensive player of the year Monday by the Associated Press. Sam led the SEC in sacks with 10 1/2 and tackles for loss with 18.
The federal government has picked the new home for 900 employees currently at the Bannister Federal Complex with the move expected to begin one year from now. The decision to lease about 140,000 square feet in the 11-story building at 2300 Main St. was made after a year-long search of downtown properties.
Just like the next Food Network or Bravo addict, I enjoy a good food fight. But more than anything in this entire world (except for an all-expense paid trip to Aruba for the winter), the cockles of my heart are warmed when people gather for their sheer, unadulterated Love of Food and have fun with it. Especially in the name of chili.
Ack! Shes back! Rebecca Black! And shes no hack, cause her new song, Saturday, has gone viral in just a matter of days. This is the follow-up to her first video, Friday, from two years ago, which people hated so much they helped it rack up more than 60 million views on YouTube.
Hiring is slowly increasing in some industries, but the new jobs generally aren’t the same as the old jobs. Anxiety is mixing with hope that 2014 will be a better year for job hunters and workers whose wages have stagnated.
Sarah Snow, a former Kansas City councilwoman and the city’s first woman candidate for mayor, died Saturday in her sleep at age 91. People fondly remember Snow, who was defeated in 1975 by incumbent Mayor Charles Wheeler, as a devoted advocate for the Northland and for the city as a whole.
Jon David Couzens, whose case prompted a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese that resulted in a $2.25 million settlement, is suing the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. The lawsuit alleges that Catholic League President Bill Donohue published false statements about Couzens in news releases.
Sam Montague is 101 “and a half,” says his daughter Lisa Montague. When a father lives that long, the half-years become vitally important to count. Dementia has taken some of Montague’s ability to recall the events of his life, but it’s a long list that deserves recognition from Kansas Citians.
While Kansas and Missouri assemble incentives to lure a Boeing Co. aircraft plant to the Midwest, Kansas Citys corporate and political communities are preparing for a more important debate: the 2014 legislative donnybrook over incentives, tax breaks, and subsidies for scores of other businesses and business owners in the region.
Dan Quisenberrys latest chance at the Hall of Fame came up short Monday when he failed to gain sufficient support for induction by the Expansion Era committee. The 16-member panel instead cast unanimous votes for three former managers: Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre.
You wouldnt think that twerk-happy Miley Cyrus would have much in common with Pope Francis. But there they are, both on Time magazines list of finalists for Person of the Year honors. Whom would you give it to?
The challenge now is to build consensus for a plan to overcome the district’s long history of failure. Unfortunately, emails showing questionable behind-the-scenes maneuvering by Missouri Board of Education and Commissioner Chris Nicastro and others will make that much harder.
Blogs and columns
- BuzzChatter Tuesday: Blunt laments the “all or nothing” caucus
- Among the nominees for Time Magazine’s Person of the Year....Kathleen Sebelius
- As Missouri and Kansas eye Boeing, bigger choices are coming
- Chair of Kansas Corporation Commission is gone, baby, gone
- Calls increase for termination of Missouri education commissioner