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Singer Joe Cocker dies at age 70 after battle with cancer

British singer Joe Cocker, who had hits that included “You Are So Beautiful” and “Up Where We Belong,” and a contortionist style of performance parodied by John Belushi on “Saturday Night Live,” has died. He was 70. His London-based agent said Cocker died Monday of lung cancer in Colorado, where he has lived for the past two decades.

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Volunteers fight the vast problem of childhood hunger, one BackSnack at a time

For decades, Larry Mattson, a history teacher in the Center School District, saw that children in his classroom were coming to school hungry. Now retired, Mattson volunteers to fill BackSnack food packs for Harvesters. Another program in Mattson’s church, Colonial Presbyterian, enlists adults with special needs to help fill the packs.

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Light snow is possible for KC, and so are travel delays

A white Christmas is still unlikely in Kansas City, but Monday’s rain is forecast to turn to light snow Tuesday with up to an inch and a half falling across the northernmost part of the region by Wednesday. However, holiday travelers face possible flight delays and bad driving conditions north and east of Kansas City.

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The Spirit of Christmas Present comes to Della Lamb school in KC

On Monday, cast members from the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” delivered gifts to the children who attend the Della Lamb Elementary Charter School in Kansas City, where more than 98 percent of the students are impoverished enough to qualify for free or reduced-price lunches.

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The gift of faith

For many believers, faith has brought meaning to the holiday season that wasn’t there before. Some have journeyed to Christ from socialism, atheism or apathy. Or, for one woman interviewed by The Star, from weak Christian ties to a strong call to Judaism.

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Poll: Do you want the Chiefs to reach the postseason?

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?
 
 

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