The Central Library downtown has already weeded out more than 30,000 volumes as it makes room for a new technology center on the first floor. Volunteers say they can’t keep up as they try to save books worth keeping from “the chipper.”
Opposing players have expressed their displeasure with the Royals (and their fans in one instance) since April, and in return those guys have seen drawn wrath from the Kansas City faithful. But who has been the Royals’ biggest antagonist this season?
Andre Coleman, the owner of Welcome Mat Sumo Club, will travel to Long Beach, Calif., for the US Sumo Open, the largest sumo competition in the country, and will be one of a few Americans to compete in the world championship in Japan in late August.
If you don’t mind veering off the beaten path a little, we have some ideas. We dispatched Kansas City Star writers in every direction to find some of the odder attractions in Missouri and Kansas. Some of these places might not be your final destination, but then again, if you like quirky, they could be. And several are right here in the Kansas City area.
The dramatic four-game series between the Royals and Blue Jays turned ugly on Sunday afternoon in Toronto as Kansas City lost 5-2 in the finale. Neither team appeared happy with the umpiring crew as a series of hit-by-pitches escalated into an on-field confrontation. “He’s a little baby,” Royals pitcher Edinson Volquez said of Toronto’s Josh Donaldson, who twice reacted angrily when Kansas City pitched him inside. “He was crying like a baby.”
Ken Simon, a longtime teacher at Raymore-Peculiar High School, last spring showed his class a 1950s propaganda film that depicted gay men as predators. He says he did it to show students how attitudes have changed. The district suspended him and his contract expired. He regrets not having a last day with students.
Despite public perception about the threat of extremists inspired by al-Qaida and the Islamic State, a new study published by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University shows that law enforcement officers are more concerned about the homegrown terrorist next door.
Enter for your chance to be 1 of 3 winners of a $100 Visa Gift Card Courtesy of the Ethnic Enrichment Festival August 21st through August 23rd at Swope Park in Kansas City, MO. Adults are just $3 and Kids 12 & under are free!
Print readers often struggle when they try to navigate or search KansasCity.com. That’s partly because the two platforms are meant to be much different from each other, but editors could make things easier.
Royals manager Ned Yost held Mike Moustakas out of Sunday’s series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays to rest his sore right knee, which was hit by a pitch the day before. Cheslor Cuthbert started for the second game in a row.
Pieces of the ornate archways have been preserved in the demolition of Kansas City’s Thacher Elementary School, allowing for reconstruction of a historic archway and some consolation to frustrated preservationists.