<![CDATA[Joco 913 News | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/ en-us Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:41:10 CDT http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:41:10 CDT Joco 913 60 July Fourth brings special meaning to four who cherish freedom http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article25850800.html#storylink=rss Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness mean more than just words. Just ask the couple from Ukraine who will experience their first July Fourth here, in Shawnee. Or a World War II vet from Liberty who looks back but also ahead. Or a Mexican immigrant in Platte City who cherishes the safety he finds in his new land.

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Local winner of Lenexa barbecue battle is veteran Pitmaster http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article26098297.html#storylink=rss “Never go into a contest expecting to win,” Grand Champion Rod Gray says. “If you do, you’re going to wind up sad and miserable most of the time. There’re lots of good cooks out there who’ve been doing it a long time and they’re out to win, too.”

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:31:12 CDT

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Olathe’s concerts in the parks are a high-flying success http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article26079223.html#storylink=rss The family-friendly event, held Friday nights throughout the summer, raises money for Olathe charities.

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‘Secret Garden’ blooms in the park http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article26076430.html#storylink=rss “The Secret Garden” follows Mary, a 10-year-old orphan who is sent to live with her uncle in his English mansion. She endures an unhappy existence until she discovers a magical secret garden on the mansion grounds and ultimately heals her dysfunctional family with her love.

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Johnson County Commission gives tax increase preliminary OK http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/article25930063.html#storylink=rss Expansion plans for the county library, parks and transit system took a step toward reality. The county has kept a steady taxing rate through the recession, even as property values dropped. But after years of cutting back on personnel costs and delaying other projects, commissioners have become more open to requests from county districts and departments for expansion.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:52:33 CDT

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As Olathe changes landfill operators, some worry about the threat of monopoly http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article25363951.html#storylink=rss The city council recently decided to end a 20-year relationship with Hamm Waste Management near Lawrence in favor of the Deffenbaugh landfill in Shawnee.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:51:18 CDT

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Emily Parnell: As we honor Independence Day, the only acceptable attitude is gratitude http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/article25929244.html#storylink=rss Independence Day is a living, breathing holiday, and complacency has no place in our lives.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:43:08 CDT

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I’ve dreaded live concerts for a while, but leave it to Bieber to ruin them for good http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25929409.html#storylink=rss Do you ever feel like you’re left out of the whole pop culture scene? That perhaps you have something missing in your DNA sequence that prohibits you from having the desire to ever see a live concert?

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:45:04 CDT

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Displaced by sprinkler leak, residents face a wait http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article25928746.html#storylink=rss A broken pipe at the county-owned Evergreen Community skilled nursing facility may cause waits of anywhere from a few more days to several weeks before residents can return to their rooms.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:37:21 CDT

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Starlight season brings two home to Overland Park as they live their dreams http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/performing-arts/article25928167.html#storylink=rss Starlight Theatre’s summer season is homecoming for two young women from Overland Park who are living their dreams of Broadway careers.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:25:39 CDT

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Financing for Prairie Village park and residential development detailed http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/northeast-joco/article25831858.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

VanTrust Real Estate plans to develop part of the 137-acre Meadowbrook property bordered by 91st and 95th streets and Nall and Roe avenue in Prairie Village, building a senior living center, two areas of townhomes, luxury apartments, single-family homes and a boutique inn.

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Kids rock out to their own tunes in Kansas City’s kindie music scene http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article25362127.html#storylink=rss Despite the decision not to hold a Jiggle Jam festival this year, Kansas City’s renowned kindie music scene — performers who write and sing specifically for children — is thriving. The Doo-Dads, Funky Mama, Mr. Stinky Feet, Rockin Rob, Reggie Gray are some of the performers whose music is made for children but enjoyable for the parents, too.

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:37:38 CDT

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Silent Samaritans give the gift of mobility to kids http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/shawnee-lenexa/article25654759.html#storylink=rss All it took was a chance meeting at the movie theater to help five local families who have children with disabilities. An Overland Park couple was at the theater when they saw a benefit going on for Variety: The Children’s Charity.

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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:12:45 CDT

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Therese Park: 65 years later, vet recalls his time in ‘The Forgotten War’ http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article25654462.html#storylink=rss Thursday marked the 65th anniversary of the Korean War, commonly known as “The Forgotten War.”

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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:06:00 CDT

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Art Institute’s classic car exhibit sure to drive in crowds http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/816-north/article24656644.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

Chrysler motor company’s dream of a gas turbine-powered car ended when company executives realized the financial and legal liabilities associated with producing a car operating with a jet engine.

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Kansas City Maker Faire makes its mark with inventors, fans http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article25362742.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Maker Faire — a collection of inventors, innovations and ideas — returns for the fifth year this weekend to Union Station. It’s the Midwest STEM-centric Coachella, a sort of science fair on steroids with exhibits featuring sophisticated robots and 3-D printers, all locally made by tinkerers driven more often by a sense of “what if” and a little “why not.”

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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 17:42:17 CDT

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Therese Park: Hobby marries creativity to artistic demands http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article26065441.html#storylink=rss Once your project grabs you and demands what it wants to become in your hands, you and your project are bonded to be true in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, and together you take a journey to the unknown.

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Thu, 02 Jul 2015 14:22:17 CDT

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Editorial: State lawmakers should hush up on county’s plan http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25929931.html#storylink=rss What a difference a year has made in Johnson County when it comes to approving a responsible budget.

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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:51:15 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25929931.html
Letters: Shivashankars say thank you, ‘transracial’ claims, Brownback’s tax spin http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25930198.html#storylink=rss contains illegal HTML markup:

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Matt Keenan: Things that go boom in the night and other annoyances http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25929055.html#storylink=rss There is no greater evidence that you are officially “old” than when July 4th stops being a celebration and becomes an annoyance. Breaking news: I’m there.

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Danedri Herbert: Marriage debate has stuck a knife in the notion of civil discourse http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25928875.html#storylink=rss The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that gay marriage must now be the law of the land, and many people I love are celebrating. I am happy for them in this moment but I am sad for our country. I have a bad feeling that this road — legal gay marriage mandated by the Supreme Court but not approved by the people — doesn’t end in a happy place.

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Husband-wife team building a business with electronics franchise http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article25828360.html#storylink=rss Dave Root spent three decades in business-to-business sales while his wife, Liz Root, worked in retail. The couple was looking for a business where they could team up — and they found it with Device Pitstop located in southern Overland Park. Device Pitstop buys, sells, trades, services and upgrades laptops and mobile devices below original prices.

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Blue Valley bids farewell to superintendent http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/overland-park-leawood/article25655005.html#storylink=rss He’s trading in his winter boots for cowboy boots.

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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:16:33 CDT

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Stacey Hatton: If you give a mom a glass of wine http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25654627.html#storylink=rss When I was of drinking age without a spouse or children, I never thought about the correlation between wine and whining. Why would I ponder one of life’s biggest mysteries while I was young and free? Mostly I spent a great amount of time opening children’s book rejection letters from publishers. But I’m not bitter.

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Snarky in the Suburbs: Here’s to those entry-level summer jobs that build character: Bottoms up! http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25364428.html#storylink=rss There is nothing more beneficial to a college student’s education and future success than a summer job that sucks. Every human needs to, at some point in his or her life, work in entry-level positions in the food industry, retail or do some hard labor.

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Denise Snodell: Little ears can hear things that go straight to the heart http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/joco-opinion/article25364272.html#storylink=rss It is amazing how we adults say things in front of kids that can not only be misinterpreted, but really stick. This is especially true when we describe family features. It’s like we’re playing Mr. Potato Head with genetics. “She has the short legs of the Millers.” “He has that uneven Ferguson smile.”

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Olathe Northwest High debate coach Josh Anderson is a national champion http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article25363813.html#storylink=rss As a debate, forensics and speech teacher and coach at Olathe Northwest High School, Josh Anderson spends a lot of time preparing students to compete and win. He has done his job so well that Anderson finds himself the winner of a national competition honoring those in his profession.

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Olathe council studies two-year budget http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/olathe-southwest-joco/article25363465.html#storylink=rss Olathe City Manager Michael Wilkes presented the proposed 2016-2017 city budgets. In the proposed budgets, there is an emphasis on public safety and transportation.

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