Mark Harrison’s height stands out in Chiefs’ wide receiver battle

Kansas City Chiefs receiver Mark Harrison, a 6-foot-3 and 230-pound wideout from Rutgers, has used his size and strength to outleap defensive backs along the sideline several times and has shown an ability to snare passes in traffic during the Chiefs’ padded practices.


UMKC’s misleading march to the top

For years, UMKC’s Bloch School struggled for dollars and recognition as it sought to join the nation’s elite business schools. That all changed in 2011 when UMKC vaulted above Harvard, MIT and Stanford in rankings for innovation management research, on the heels of Henry Bloch’s $32 million gift to the school for a state-of-the-art facility. But behind UMKC’s rise to No. 1, a trail of exaggerations, misstatements, selective science and nondisclosures raises questions about the validity of the rankings.

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Royals have a legitimate chance at earning wild-card spot

The last game of the Cleveland series left a bad taste in the Royals’ mouths, but with 58 games left, the team can still turn this season into a happy memory.  They will need to play their best of the season from here on out. But the difference between what’s required and what they’ve shown might not be as big as you’d think.

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Hunters are up in arms over Jackson County ordinance

An ordinance approved in December bars people from shooting guns, arrows or other projectiles across patches of eastern Jackson County, including areas previously hunted. The Jackson County Legislature and law enforcement officials passed the ordinance to discourage negligent gun owners within those areas from firing bullets toward nearby homes, but critics want the law changed.




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Arthur Nemitoff: An open letter to Hamas

“I implore you, leaders of Hamas, let your people find peace and shelter from life’s storms,” writes Arthur Nemitoff, the senior rabbi of The Temple, Congregation B’nai Jehudah.  “And all you have to do to solve the pain of your people? Just stop sending missiles into Israel. Let your people live.”