A few times in recent years, players from opposing teams have snapped photos of handwritten notes they received from Snyder and have posted the photos and their thanks on Twitter. The photos often go viral.
Three years after the state of Kansas raised the speed limit 5 mph to 75 on certain highways, fatalities and injuries are rocketing, according to new numbers compiled by the state Transportation Department.
In a few days Georgia Walker, at age 67, intends to become a priest, at which point she will be excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church. That doesn’t faze her. Walker will be the first woman in Kansas City to defy the church and be ordained a priest.
Tens of thousands of local kids go without enough food on weekends. The Star is partnering with Harvesters to raise money for the area’s hungriest children. All money goes to Harvesters’ BackSnack program, which provides low-income children weekend meals. Just $25 provides a child BackSnacks for a month; $250 provides BackSnacks for a year. Everyone who donates before Christmas Eve will be entered in a drawing for a football autographed by Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.
Support it or not, there’s no denying that this was a watershed year for marijuana. Within hours of the new year, the nation saw the first legally sanctioned sales of marijuana for recreational use in modern history.
We’ve reached the end of the recipe road for this tailgating season. That’s probably not a terrible thing, as we’ve enjoyed more chow and libations than we probably should’ve along the way. But before we bid farewell to 2014, it’s time for some street tacos.
Microsoft Corp.’s Xbox Live and Sony Corp.’s PlayStation Network, the Internet services video gamers use to play online, have been hit by connection failures on Christmas Day, with the hackers Lizard Squad claiming responsibility.
Reps. Marvin Kleeb of Overland Park and Ron Ryckman Jr. of Olathe will lead powerful legislative committees. Rep. Melissa Rooker of Fairway was removed from the education committee, where she had vigorously questioned conservative policies.