The riverfront remake of late is part of Omaha’s new confidence, but there’s something else: A refocus and rediscovery is taking place in some of Omaha’s downtown and close-in neighborhoods that’s not only good for the city but also turning into a bonanza for visitors.
Lezley Mix of Kansas City was recently hired as assistant airport manager for Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport. Before that, Mix, who has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Park University, was airport security coordinator for eight years at Kansas City International Airport, where she had worked her way up from administrative assistant in airport operations.
The Kansas City Star’s Sam Mellinger helped Art Stewart write “The Art of Scouting,” which covers Stewart’s seven decades as a baseball scout and a career that allowed him to witness and work with the sport’s legends. Stewart is now 87 and lives in Lee’s Summit.
Fay Laughridge of Council Grove, Kan., co-owns Bing Agency International, a supplier of factory-authorized carburetors and parts. In good weather, she also drives a pedicab for Tricycle Transit in Kansas City most Thursdays through Sundays.
On the second day of a two-day series, The Star looks at Overland Park-based Sprint Corp.’s possible merger with T-Mobile US Inc. The deal could mean throwing the Sprint brand under the bus and putting T-Mobile’s flamboyant top executive, John Legere, in charge. Day one: After years of blocked ambitions and dropped subscribers, the top brass at Sprint plot a dicey merger with T-Mobile while its network czars take aim at leapfrogging the competition.
A movement called social practice art seeks to bridge the gap between everyday experiences and traditional concepts of art. It’s also designed to draw in people who might otherwise be unlikely to visit a traditional art museum.
Kansas City textile artist Kim Eichler-Messmer started sewing as a child, but at 34, she has turned what started as a hobby into a multifaceted career. At her Kansas City Textile Studio, Eichler-Messmer leads novices and experienced artists through the intricacies of quilting and dyeing.
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. Now America is a more diverse and accepting country, but disturbing racial disparities remain. For this special report, we had in-depth conversations with eight Kansas Citians — black and white, young and old — about the legacy of the Civil Rights Act. These are their stories of struggles, progress and visions for a more just society.
Matthew Osborn of Kansas City is an assistant professor of history at University of Missouri-Kansas City and author of “Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic.” Osborn will speak about his new book at 6:30 p.m. July 9 at Kansas City’s Central Library.
Madison, Wis., is a place where you can get your fill of cheese, beer and biking. The city is one of the nation’s best for biking, and it has about 50 miles of bike paths and more than 110 miles of bike lanes.
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