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Steve Strong produces spirits in a Parkville Commercial Underground cave

Steve Strong, a former rockabilly musician, makes S.D. Strong Distilling vodka, gin, rye whiskey and bourbon from a cave in the Parkville Commerical Underground. “It had this kind of cool bootlegger vibe, and that was the way were going to do all of our branding.” Strong says of what initially drew him to distilling.

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Ahead of pope's visit to US, some friction over LGBT issues

The World Meeting of Families, the central religious event of Pope Francis' first visit to the United States, is intended to convey a message of love and joy as it seeks to promote church teaching on marriage. Yet four weeks away from its opening in Philadelphia, friction is mounting as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Roman Catholics lobby for a broader role in the event and organizers move to limit them.

Over 45 years, Star Magazine covered life in and around Kansas City

The Star’s Sunday magazine traces its modern origins to January 1970, when the first issue was published featuring best wishes from President Nixon and anthropologist Margaret Mead, among others. After 45 years as part of the Sunday Kansas City Star, the magazine ceases publication with the Feb. 22, 2015, edition.

Over 45 years, Star Magazine covered life in and around Kansas City

The Star’s Sunday magazine traces its modern origins to January 1970, when the first issue was published featuring best wishes from President Nixon and anthropologist Margaret Mead, among others. After 45 years as part of the Sunday Kansas City Star, the magazine ceases publication with the Feb. 22, 2015, edition.

 

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Steve Strong produces spirits in a Parkville Commercial Underground cave

Steve Strong, a former rockabilly musician, makes S.D. Strong Distilling vodka, gin, rye whiskey and bourbon from a cave in the Parkville Commerical Underground. “It had this kind of cool bootlegger vibe, and that was the way were going to do all of our branding.” Strong says of what initially drew him to distilling.

Dear Abby: She’s wedded to her electronic devices

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 22 years, and we had a good marriage until recently. Over the last three years she has become more and more consumed with her phone and tablet. She goes nowhere and does nothing without them. If I ask what she’s doing or who she’s texting, she accuses me of being controlling and not trusting her. What should I do?

Steve Strong produces spirits in a Parkville Commercial Underground cave

Steve Strong, a former rockabilly musician, makes S.D. Strong Distilling vodka, gin, rye whiskey and bourbon from a cave in the Parkville Commerical Underground. “It had this kind of cool bootlegger vibe, and that was the way were going to do all of our branding.” Strong says of what initially drew him to distilling.

Dear Abby: She’s wedded to her electronic devices

DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married 22 years, and we had a good marriage until recently. Over the last three years she has become more and more consumed with her phone and tablet. She goes nowhere and does nothing without them. If I ask what she’s doing or who she’s texting, she accuses me of being controlling and not trusting her. What should I do?

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Dish with Gish: Savoring summer’s best BLTs

If summer had an official sandwich, it would be the BLT. The classic version tops white bread with a swipe of mayonnaise, juicy red tomato, lettuce and bacon strips, but at several local cafes, you can find variations that go beyond basic.