Sure, sauces get nearly all the public attention, but if youre interested in legitimate Kansas City barbecue, the rub is the other very important half of the equation. Its said that Kansas City didnt invent barbecue, we just perfected it, says barbecue pro Rod Gray of Leawood. That includes creating the products that make perfection possible.
A review by The Star of public records from Kansas City, Lee’s Summit, Overland Park and Olathe tracking the replacement of residential heating and cooling units in 2013 determined that permits were rarely pulled. The records showed that some of the area’s well-known and established heating and cooling companies took out few if any permits. This means many homeowners don’t get safety inspections to ensure carbon monoxide is vented properly.
Even from more than 700 miles away, the sound of Missouris NCAA Tournament bubble bursting could be heard loud and clear Saturday after a sluggish 72-45 loss at Tennessee. Missouri, 21-10 overall and 9-9 in the Southeastern Conference, was a nonfactor after the opening 7 minutes as its recent cold-shooting trend continued.
- Leprechaun Lane 5K/10K
- First Friday in the West Bottoms
- 2014 KC Gem & Mineral Show
- Greater KC Int'l Auto Show
- Network After Work: March 6
- Sporting KC Takeoff
- Beads, Beans & Beer
- Johnson County Home & Garden Show
- Hotel & Lodging Association Recognition Dinner
- First Nations Diplomatic Ball
- Crossfirst Bank PJ 5K run/walk
- Jason Aldean concertgoers
After becoming international sensations two weeks ago when the judges ran out of words, Kush and Sophia Hoffman met again Saturday for a chance to go to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. When Kush finally won, the polite young man gave the moderator a handshake before hurriedly going to Sophia. They hugged.
The Royals need a translator to communicate with outfielder Nori Aoki, who was acquired from Milwaukee in the offseason and who is the teams first Japanese-born position player and just their fourth overall from Japan, but it looks like a snug and happy fit so far.
It’s an astonishing project for a congregation just 24 years in existence and already boasting a hulk of a building that opened a decade ago. The plans call for one of the largest stained glass windows in the country. But they also call for more intimacy. The Rev. Adam Hamilton describes the challenge for this megachurch with 18,700 members: “To grow larger by growing smaller.”
Malaysia intelligence agencies are investigating how up to four passengers with suspect identities were able to board the missing Boeing 777 jet, the government said, as planes and ships from across Asia resumed the hunt Sunday for the plane.
Iowa State students teased Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart on Saturday by doing a "mass flop" in the stands at Hilton Coliseum when the Cowboys' star was introduced by the public address announcer before the game.
KU's Andrew Wiggins scored 41 points and had eight rebounds and five steals to help lead a comeback from 25 points down in the second half, but the No. 8 Jayhawks fell short in a 92-86 loss to West Virgina in Morgantown.
The reading of Miranda rights is a procedure generally reserved for suspected criminals, not their victims. The Nodaway County prosecutor did just that with then-15-year-old Daisy Coleman, whose allegations of sexual assault and child endangerment two years ago in Maryville, Mo. and the lack of legal action that followed created a national furor.
Gustavo Dudamel, the 33-year-old Venezuelan-born conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has set audiences on fire with his dynamic personality and passionate conducting. Youll have a chance to experience his talent Friday night, when the Kansas City Symphony presents Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
Outrages are being committed by Muslim fanatics throughout much of Africa and the Middle East. This is in no way a broadside aimed at the followers of the prophet. I respect their devotion to their sacred text. What I cannot respect is the evil done in its name.
Pitcher John Lamb, who early in camp emerged as one of the Royals reasons for optimism, responded with a distressing effort in a 7-6 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. He allowed four runs and could not finish the first inning. His pacing was scrambled and his pitches ineffective. One scout clocked his velocity at 86-89 mph.
Chalk paint or chalk-enhanced paint is everywhere: on dressers, cabinets, candlesticks, mirrors and pillows. The easy-to-apply paint that forgives funky brushstrokes has found its niche in Kansas City and is drawing do-it-yourselfers willing to take a class and smear on a coat or two. Grandma Betties china hutch has never looked so fun
The three-day negotiating window for NFL free agency began Saturday, and the Chiefs have about $9.62 million to spend, barring any restructures or other cap moves. That’s not a lot, but it’s enough to seek some cost-effective solutions at various positions that are considered to be team needs.
Spring marks the annual arrival of new books on Americas pastime, and this years crop of baseball books comes in many flavors, and several of them feature players with Kansas City ties.
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- 'The Bachelor' finale with KCs Nikki Ferrell is Monday
- Singer Ke$ha out of rehab for eating disorder
- Kansas Day: Melissa Etheridge, Janelle Monae appear with Michelle Obama
- Man bites man? Johnny Weir skates on charge of chomping his husband
- KC area firefighter, teacher are finalists in Today Show best proposal contest
- Mexican/Cuban restaurant to open in former NKC barbecue space
- KC’s inspection agency cites excellence in food establishment safety
- McDonald’s to open on former Houlihan’s site in Overland Park
- Westport Ale House opens Friday in former Streetside Records building
- KISS co-founders sign Kansas company as Rock & Brews franchisee
- Missouri now pins its NCAA hopes on winning SEC tournament
- Central Missouri, Emporia State women to play for MIAA title
- KU’s Wiggins, Florida’s Wilbekin are The Star’s top all-conference players
- Video: Watch Iowa State students tease Marcus Smart with mass flop
- Five things to know before Kansas-West Virginia tips off
- Missouri bill would cut taxes for families with children
- Gov. Sam Brownback emerges as a short-term winner in school funding ruling
- Kansas Supreme Court: Change school aid formula and study whether to spend more
- Brownback tries to anticipate Fridays Supreme Court ruling on school funding
- Missouri contemplates tax breaks for angel investors