From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. In Rome, Pope Francis made an Easter plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria and for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria. He also called for more attention to the needy and the hungry.
By now, at least half of them should be gone. Out of teaching within five years. Thats the national trend the first graduating class of the University of Missouri-Kansas Citys Institute for Urban Education was up against. Yet theyve made it. All of them.
Veteran runners arent getting big bucks in free-agency, and those in 2014 NFL Draft will get less guaranteed money the lower they are selected. The financial realities of the situation means that it behooves college running backs to get into the league as soon as possible so they can get their free-agency clock started.
- Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City Prom
- Community of Christ Church Easter Carnival
- The 87th annual Kansas Relays
- New Life Family Church Spring Festival
- Westport Easter SpEGGtacular
- Southcreek Office Park Easter Egg 5K and Bunny Fun Run
- Good Friday on the Plaza
- Embassy Suites 25th Anniversary Client Party
- Antioch Park Easter Egg Hunt
- InterContinental Hotels employee gala
- Fans disappointed after Miley Cyrus cancels Sprint Center concert
- Training for the Mothers Day 5K: Week 3
The KCI Terminal Advisory Group appears ready to decide Tuesday or soon after on a specific terminal configuration for the airport’s future. The group is expected to recommend one of three options: major renovation of two existing terminals, renovation of two existing terminals with a central building connection, or construction of a new single terminal.
On Sunday, fresh off his first big-league victory last week, Yordano Ventura reminded observers of that fact he is only 22. Ventura stumbled through only four innings in an 8-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins. The Royals saw their five-game winning streak snapped and their budding young right-hander humbled.
Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. Tens of thousands gathered for a weekend of Colorado cannabis-themed festivals and entertainment.
This year’s marathon will be a celebration of the sport a year after two pressure cooker bombs exploded, killing three people and injuring more than 260. Sixteen people lost limbs. Qualifying for this year’s marathon was tougher than ever after last year’s tragedy created so much interest in the race. But five Kansas City area runners made the cut. Each brings a special story to Boston.
Kansas City will hear the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. this week, a man most often referred to as “Obama’s former minister.” It’s part of a mission established at the Saint Paul School of Theology to engage the community on matters of public service, policy and debate.
Connie Stevens who is in town to star in the New Theatre Restaurant production of Miracle on South Division Street was the classic studio starlet. She made dumb TV shows (Hawaiian Eye) and movies we now regard as camp (Parrish, Susan Slade). She made pop records. As time went by, she played Vegas. But as is often the case with celebrities we think we know, a serious human being is at work behind the superficial imagery.
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the middleweight boxing title contender whose murder convictions became an international symbol of racial injustice and inspired a Bob Dylan song and a Hollywood film, died Sunday. He was 76. Carter "didn't have any bitterness or anger he kind of got above it all. That was his great strength," said his friend Thom Kidrin.
As spring games go, Missouri’s Black and Gold Game on Saturday at Memorial Stadium was a thriller. Of course, the final score — the reserves, who started with a 14-point lead, rallied for a 21-20 victory in the closing seconds — doesn’t matter much. The 15th and final spring practice for a Tigers team that is eager to build off a 12-2 season in 2013 was less about winning than it was about preparing to win.
John Hubert, the second-leading rusher in program history, has played his last game, which means DeMarcus Robinson, Jarvis Leverett and Charles Jones are competing for the starting job they have long desired.
Otis Reed will soon move from Kansas to Colorado so he can get marijuana every day. Otis is 2. He and little ones like him who suffer hundreds of seizures a day have become the new face of America’s discussion about marijuana. A growing number of health professionals say medical marijuana, specifically an oil extract called Charlotte’s Web, can help those children. The big question is, why do these families have to move to Colorado to get it?
On Saturday, led by their incomparable singer, Raul Malo, the Mavericks filled Knuckleheads for the second straight night, drawing about 1,200 fans and unleashing almost 2 hours and 45 minutes of music drawn from an array of genres: rockabilly, jazz, country, blues, Mexican folk and old-time rock n roll.
On a chilly but sunny Sunday here, runners from around the world gathered the day before the 118th Boston Marathon. Here is what I am seeing less than 24 hours before we head to the starting line in Hopkinton, Mass.
A few of Russell Joys stained glass windows are at businesses, restaurants and homes, but mostly theyre at churches, lighting up sanctuaries and chapels, cavernous and intimate, across the Kansas City area. Their themes are sacred and their styles range widely. They tell a story. They say a prayer. They stir a sensation. They do what stained glass does: twinkle, glow, radiate, illuminate.
Blogs and columns
- Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers plans another Olathe restaurant
- First Watch plans to remodel two area restaurants and return in North Kansas City
- Skechers Factory Outlet Store opening in Overland Park
- Topekas PTs at College Hill makes top coffee shop list
- AMC Town Center theaters get a seven-figure face-lift
- Thursday links: Kiper predicts Chiefs will take Marqise Lee in latest mock draft
- Wednesday links: Chiefs reportedly meet with Georgia QB Aaron Murray
- Chiefs make cameo in ‘Draft Day’ movie
- Chiefs work out small-college cornerback Keith Lewis
- An 'elite' NFL jersey will set you back $295 as Nike increases prices
- Expansion of east side of Memorial Stadium will give MU football fans ‘a better experience’
- Laden with new personnel, MU offense to be tested in spring game
- Bob Lutz: Can (and will) Missouri dig deep enough to get Gregg Marshall?
- Local service for Pee Wee Summers set for April 29
- KU to break ground on home for Naismith’s basketball rules May 2