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After heart transplant, teenager given retro surprise

Ayden Ethridge of Fredonia, Kan., was given a restored Ford Mustang at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City on Saturday, roughly half a year after receiving a new heart.

Cityscape

Waldo’s KC Needlepoint is the dream of two women, stitched together

Waldo’s KC Needlepoint has been open a year and offers a diverse selection of hand-painted canvases, including Kansas City sites like Arrowhead Stadium and The Scout. Customers can take a break from their smartphones and socialize while making stockings and ornaments, pillows and seat covers, belts, baggage tags, handbag, key fobs and more.

Travel

Lost-luggage problem is getting better, slowly, at airports

Advances in technology and bag-handling procedures deserve credit for a decline in wayward luggage, including improvements over the years in the bar-coded tags and optical scanners that have long been in use for identifying and sorting checked luggage. But optical-scanning systems have their limits, and the airline industry has been slow to adopt methods used by other industries that need to track items through the shipping process.

Health & Fitness

Young heart recipient who nearly died surprised with 1965 Mustang

Heart transplant recipient Ayden Ethridge, 15, of Fredonia, Kan., came to Children's Mercy Hospital on Saturday, August 27, 2016, expecting to visit with other heart patients. But his mother, Jill Gillett, surprised him with her 1965 "barn find" Ford Mustang that had been mechanically restored. She had promised the car to the teen when he was undergoing treatment earlier in the year.

Local

Westport eatery floods during heavy rains

Heavy rains Friday night caused flash flooding in the Westport area which flooded roads and overwhelmed drainage systems in the area. At Freebirds World Burrito, 554 Westport Rd., employees had to deal with water coming up through the floor drains and the toilets, flooding the eatery. Employees including Sydney Griffin and Justin Laikart used long-handled squeegees to clear the water from the restaurant. Video by Tammy Ljungblad

Health Care

White House weighs in on EpiPen pricing

In a White House Press Briefing on Thursday, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said some pharmaceutical companies have been innovators committed to advancing public health, and others have jacked up the prices of life-saving medicine — a poor business model, which takes a toll on the business' reputation and stock prices.

House & Home

Do’s and don’ts of tabletop decor

Functional, aesthetically pleasing and colorful tabletop decor is “in.” Creative tabletop decor is part of the current trend in styling that for many is also an integral part of how they wish to live and present their home to guests.

Handyman

End-of-summer guide to clean rugs

Derek Niederquell of 1-800 Water Damage — a national company in property restoration specializing in water, fire and carpet cleaning — offers tips for keeping your rugs in good shape.

 

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Young heart recipient who nearly died surprised with 1965 Mustang

Heart transplant recipient Ayden Ethridge, 15, of Fredonia, Kan., came to Children's Mercy Hospital on Saturday, August 27, 2016, expecting to visit with other heart patients. But his mother, Jill Gillett, surprised him with her 1965 "barn find" Ford Mustang that had been mechanically restored. She had promised the car to the teen when he was undergoing treatment earlier in the year.
Keith Myers The Kansas City Star
Young heart recipient who nearly died surprised with 1965 Mustang 3:16

Young heart recipient who nearly died surprised with 1965 Mustang

White House weighs in on EpiPen pricing 2:59

White House weighs in on EpiPen pricing

Westport eatery floods during heavy rains 1:10

Westport eatery floods during heavy rains

KC Needlepoint in Waldo 1:15

KC Needlepoint in Waldo

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