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1904: Murder in the West Bottoms, Part Four: The Missing Mother of Pearl

The story so far: It is January 1904 in Kansas City. Officer Lafayette Tillman, Kansas City’s solitary black policeman, has been whittling away at two murders, one a prostitute, the other her red-headed client (or lover?), who was a labor organizer in the packing houses. While many seem to want the case closed, Tillman pursues his assignment at the behest of the West Bottoms political boss, “Big Jim” Pendergast.

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Experts offer advice on choosing the best bubbly for your holiday parties

According to the Wine Institute, a California-based advocacy group for the U.S. wine industry, 40 percent of sparkling wine sales occur the last few months of the year. So if you’re looking to spread holiday cheer with a bottle of bubbly, here are a few ways to mix things up a bit.

At the new PowerPlay, crashing and bashing my cares away

The perfect antidote to holiday stress is bumper cars, a laser maze and kids. On a Saturday, while everyone was shopping, columnist Jeneé Osterheldt went to the new PowerPlay. The entertainment center that has long been in Shawnee quietly opened in the Northland this fall, and it’s ripe for bumper cars, laser tag and the like.

1904: Murder in the West Bottoms, Part Four: The Missing Mother of Pearl

The story so far: It is January 1904 in Kansas City. Officer Lafayette Tillman, Kansas City’s solitary black policeman, has been whittling away at two murders, one a prostitute, the other her red-headed client (or lover?), who was a labor organizer in the packing houses. While many seem to want the case closed, Tillman pursues his assignment at the behest of the West Bottoms political boss, “Big Jim” Pendergast.

At the new PowerPlay, crashing and bashing my cares away

The perfect antidote to holiday stress is bumper cars, a laser maze and kids. On a Saturday, while everyone was shopping, columnist Jeneé Osterheldt went to the new PowerPlay. The entertainment center that has long been in Shawnee quietly opened in the Northland this fall, and it’s ripe for bumper cars, laser tag and the like.

1904: Murder in the West Bottoms, Part Four: The Missing Mother of Pearl

The story so far: It is January 1904 in Kansas City. Officer Lafayette Tillman, Kansas City’s solitary black policeman, has been whittling away at two murders, one a prostitute, the other her red-headed client (or lover?), who was a labor organizer in the packing houses. While many seem to want the case closed, Tillman pursues his assignment at the behest of the West Bottoms political boss, “Big Jim” Pendergast.
 

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Savor bourbon’s sweet side that gives holiday desserts a kick

Bourbon isn’t just for cocktails — the barrel-aged spirit lends smoky complexity to apple tarts, chocolate cake and pecan pie. Morgan Murphy’s book “Southern Living Bourbon & Bacon: The Ultimate Guide to the South’s Favorite Food Groups” (Oxmoor House 2014) contains a dozen recipes for decadent, bourbon-infused desserts that are perfect for the holidays.

Correction: Meningitis Outbreak story

In a story Dec. 17 about arrests in a deadly meningitis outbreak, The Associated Press erroneously reported Stuart Delery's title. He is the acting associate attorney general, not an assistant U.S. attorney.

Savor bourbon’s sweet side that gives holiday desserts a kick

Bourbon isn’t just for cocktails — the barrel-aged spirit lends smoky complexity to apple tarts, chocolate cake and pecan pie. Morgan Murphy’s book “Southern Living Bourbon & Bacon: The Ultimate Guide to the South’s Favorite Food Groups” (Oxmoor House 2014) contains a dozen recipes for decadent, bourbon-infused desserts that are perfect for the holidays.

Correction: Meningitis Outbreak story

In a story Dec. 17 about arrests in a deadly meningitis outbreak, The Associated Press erroneously reported Stuart Delery's title. He is the acting associate attorney general, not an assistant U.S. attorney.

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Jeneé Osterheldt

At the new PowerPlay, crashing and bashing my cares away

The perfect antidote to holiday stress is bumper cars, a laser maze and kids. On a Saturday, while everyone was shopping, columnist Jeneé Osterheldt went to the new PowerPlay. The entertainment center that has long been in Shawnee quietly opened in the Northland this fall, and it’s ripe for bumper cars, laser tag and the like.

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Savor bourbon’s sweet side that gives holiday desserts a kick

Bourbon isn’t just for cocktails — the barrel-aged spirit lends smoky complexity to apple tarts, chocolate cake and pecan pie. Morgan Murphy’s book “Southern Living Bourbon & Bacon: The Ultimate Guide to the South’s Favorite Food Groups” (Oxmoor House 2014) contains a dozen recipes for decadent, bourbon-infused desserts that are perfect for the holidays.