Chiefs running back Knile Davis just played the game of his professional life Sunday in Kansas City's 34-15 win over the Miami Dolphins. He must be sore, but there is no telling. He must be proud, but you would not read it in his body language.
ATA chairman Robbie Makinen is a 50-year-old former social worker whose sudden blindness last year made him dependent on public transportation and now feeds his passion for fixing Kansas City’s fractured transit system. And 33 years after breaking away from the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority, Johnson County is thinking of hiring the ATA to run its bus service.
Although Detroit leaves Kansas City with a a game and a half lead in the A.L. Central and a favorable schedule with seven games at home against the division’s bottom teams, manager Brad Ausmus says they’re not comfortable.
Many Americans see the Great Recession in their rear view mirrors. Not the long-term unemployed. A new national survey by the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers, released today, shows deep and lasting scars among long-term job hunters. Some Kansas City area residents concur.
Our third of 16 #PaperChiefs action figures, Travis Kelce, was out Friday in the Chiefs Extra section of The Star's print edition. Tweet your most creative photos with the hashtag #PaperChiefs or email them to email@example.com for a chance to win upcoming prizes (we gave away a TV on Thursday, Sept. 18th). Check out our photo gallery of some of the best submissions so far:
Kansas City designated hitter Billy Butler went two for four with an RBI in Sunday’s win against the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium, and his continued success could be a key to the Royals playing more home games this season.
The logistics of gathering 132 educators and parents to work on writing new Missouri learning standards hits last-moment snags, but participants still hope to find compromises to ease Common Core tension.
What’s worse: A 26-year-old Davis going to a strip club at the invitation of his boss who was the club’s attorney? Or a 58-year-old governor in Sam Brownback who is leading the state into potential financial ruin?
Some cite reality TV, films about sexually active youths and the Internet. Some cite more effective contraceptives and straight talk in schools. Some point to the stigma of abortion and even the long economic slowdown. Whatever is driving down teen pregnancy numbers, “we call it the greatest story never told,” said Bill Albert of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
Online services allow students to discreetly report bullies in some area school districts. One area student cites the system’s benefit: “No one has to know it was you.” Almost all of the reporting is being done from students’ homes, keeping away a possible stigma of putting complaints into “Bully Boxes” at schools.
Missouri wasn’t expected to have any trouble dispatching Indiana, especially at Memorial Stadium. But the Tigers, who dropped out of the polls after a 31-27 loss to the Hoosiers, have little time to lick their wounds with SEC play beginning this week.
It’s pretty simple: Get a lead and give the ball to Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland. As you watch the rest of the season, pay attention to what happens in the sixth inning. Thats might be when the ballgame is decided. The Royals are now 61-5 when they have a lead after six innings. Sunday afternoon, the Royals’ formula success worked once again, and they beat the Detroit Tigers 5-2.
The chief executive officer of Heart to Heart International writes that we have a short period of time to stop this virus before it puts the rest of the world at risk. At the same time, we have a responsibility to respond to an overwhelming humanitarian crisis where millions of people are suffering from lack of even the most fundamental medical care.