A congressional committee on Wednesday grilled the TSA’s top administrator. But national screening woes so far have not been a concern at Kansas City’s airport. Some 208,000 passengers will fly in and out of KCI over the long Memorial Day weekend.
In the first of our “We the Pitmasters” series, we meet Bill Chaney, 85, who built his first brick barbecue pit for Russ Fiorella in 1957. Chaney has constructed nearly 20 pits in and around Kansas City, including for Jack Stack, LC’s, Smokehouse, Winslow’s and The Stack. Chaney represents a link to Kansas City barbecue’s historic beginnings, and he is an unsung hero who carries on the disappearing craft of pit building.
Could it be that Alzheimer’s disease stems from the toxic remnants of the brain’s attempt to fight off infection? Provocative new research at Harvard leads to this startling hypothesis, which could explain the origins of plaque, the mysterious hard little balls that pockmark the brains of people with Alzheimer’s.
The resolution on this droll cartoon has been lost to time and deteriorated microfilm, but its point is as sharp today as when originally published in The Star on Dec. 16, 1926. It ran by permission of London’s Punch magazine, which was a bastion of satirical British humor. It was published with this caption:
Kansas City Symphony violinist Sunho Kim shares her recipe for Korean beef ribs. Kim and her husband, percussionist Christopher McLaurin, enjoy outdoor entertaining. They will perform in the Bank of America Celebration, a free concert at Union Station featuring patriotic music for Memorial Day.
Davis started what became the American Royal Barbecue Sauce, Rub and Baste Contest. He is a charter member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society, helped create the organization’s judging standards and penned the judges’ oath. In October, Davis will be inducted at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue at the Kansas Speedway.
DEAR ABBY: On Memorial Day, all Americans are asked to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time to honor our fallen. As one nation under God, we should join together to honor those who died for our freedom, each one an American treasure.
Unlike flowers that simply get to grow in the garden and look pretty, we ask far more from our herbs. We want them to be pretty but also edible, attract pollinators, use little water and be low maintenance. Hundreds of herb varieties can do all those things.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Wanda Thomas, 68, enjoys shopping, going to the movies and attending classes at Society for the Blind in midtown. But when she travels down the sidewalk with her white fiberglass cane, she doesn't always feel safe.
Researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that a federal public health official says could mean the end of the road for antibiotics.
The American Royal World Series of Barbecue attached a record number of entries in its annual Best Barbecue Sauce on the Planet contest. The contest was held in May this year. (Video by Ardie A. Davis) (Edited by Robert Cronkleton)
Best Sauce of the Planet crowned at American Royal contest
Concerns about National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Kansas City closing
Though TSA problems have been in the news, screening not a huge problem for travelers at KCI
Barbecue pit master Bill Chaney has built nearly 20 pits for the KC area's best known restaurants