Before the end of the year, the nationally known barbecue restaurant will officially change its name, dropping “Oklahoma” for “Kansas City.” The Kansas City, Kan., company has slowly phased in the new name over the last three years.
Only 13,847 fans showed up for Alex Gordon’s MVP moment on Tuesday night. During a telephone conversation with The Star on Wednesday morning, general manager Dayton Moore expressed both support his manager and appreciation for his fanbase, which has not seen a playoff team since 1985.
Granted, it’s a risky business to rate a new series’ prospects on the basis of its pilot episode, which is typically the only thing critics have to go on. But even if it doesn’t guarantee a great series will follow, a pilot must at least trigger interest at a level to get viewers to return the second week. Here are 10 new series that might catch your fancy.
The summer heat will soon fade, but summer vacation memories will live on in photos. Did you travel somewhere fun this summer? Share your local, national or international images and enter The Star’s 2014 Summer Travel Photo Contest. Send us your pictures taken during this summer travel season: Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day 2014. The deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. Sept. 30.
Olathe North High School student Bekah Volner was hard to miss among the group of builders working on a Heartland Habitat for Humanity house in central Olathe one sunny day in March. In a sea of standard-issue yellow hard hats, she was the builder sporting a hot pink one. It was on loan from one of the adults supervising the group from the Olathe School District’s Construction Trades Program.
New El Salvadoreño’s food cart sets up at the Overland Park Farmers Market until Nov. 22, offering plenty of Five Buck Lunch options. The mobile vending setup supplements the walk-in traffic to the quaint cafe, which has offered a long picture menu of appetizers, traditional entrees and desserts in a charming space with a distinctly tropical vibe since it opened across the street from the market back in 2011.
The University of Missouri on Tuesday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the $45.5 million project, which university officials and representatives of contractor J.E. Dunn said would be completed on time and on budget for Saturday’s football season opener against South Dakota State.
A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities said. Video released Tuesday by sheriff's officials shows the 9-year-old, wearing a gray T-shirt and pink shorts with her hair pulled back in a long braid, holding the firearm in both hands.
It actually was Rusty Kuntz’s lucky pullover. Let me explain: About 3 p.m. on a smoking-hot Tuesday afternoon, the Royals’ first-base coach walked on the field wearing a shirt and a nylon pullover. A member of the grounds crew asked Rusty what the heck he was doing. Kuntz rolled his eyes and said, “We’re 18-5 since I started wearing this.”