The principal of a Wichita high school under attack for its practice of awarding different athletic letters to special-needs students posted a letter on the school’s website late Sunday. In the letter, East High School Principal Ken Thiessen expressed frustration about “horrible comments from people who have no idea what East High is really all about.”
Achilles injuries are not easy to recover from, especially for athletes 30 or older. But it appears Chiefs defensive veterans Derrick Johnson, 32, and Mike DeVito, 30, are pushing each other to do just that.
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The documentary movie version of “Going Clear,” premieres at 8 p.m. Sunday on HBO, distills Scientology down to its most objectionable practices and explains a bit, too, about the movement’s appeal, mostly by speaking with former believers.
Often Catholic high schools in urban cores across the country eventually moved or closed as their parishes joined the suburban migration. By holding its ground, Bishop Ward, 708 N. 18th St., strikes an unusual pose on the parochial school landscape.
If movies and television have taught us anything about criminal defense attorneys, it’s that the job requires a certain obnoxiousness and showmanship — or, at the very least, an easy willingness to skirt the rules. But during his tenure practicing law in Kansas City, J.R. Hobbs has established himself as more Atticus Finch than Saul Goodman.
Joshua Freeman, the head of family medicine at the University of Kansas Hospital, makes the case why a single-payer system — basically, Medicare for all — is the right way to go. According to Freeman, a single-payer system would go a long way toward putting the focus back on patients.
In 1983, George Brett hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning to put the Royals ahead 5-4, only to have it wiped away after the umpires ruled he had too much pine tar on his bat. Matt Besler, Seth Sinovic and Benny Feilhaber re-enacted the incident after Sporting KC’s 1-0 victory Saturday.
Dear me, mother of two little ones: It’s been four years since I was, well, you. You’re probably reading this on your phone while nursing the baby, struggling to stay awake and attempting to appease the toddler. I’ll keep it short.
March is National Woman’s History Month. Joelouis Mattox, a former member of the Missouri Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission On Civil Rights, dedicates this column to Lucile H. Bluford, who encountered state-sponsored racism in 1939 when she was denied admission to the University of Missouri School of Journalism.