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Emily Parnell: A delicate balance of self-expression

Driving into the school’s pickup lane, I searched the crowd of children for my own carpool gang. I spotted my son, laughing heartily. He wore a black heavy metal concert T-shirt — a gift from his dad. Hanging conspicuously from his shoulder was a backpack — not his own, but one I recognized as his sister’s. It was white with a bold print of purple, black and pink butterflies and flowers. My son strutted to the car, flaunting it.

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Emily Parnell: I don’t want a white-wall kind of life, but it’ll do for the summer season

Walking out of the office where I work several days a week, I watched a man painting a large expanse of the stairwell a clean, warm white. The fresh paint smell greeted my nose with the promise of a blemish-free wall. He would leave no marks or grime from previous bumps and encounters, eliminating all evidence of fingerprints and spills. Rolled out before me was a clean slate — the outlook clear.

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Neither Dan nor Tim Carrigan had run a restaurant, but that didn’t stop the Johnson County brothers from diving into the food business. Two years ago, the Carrigan brothers bought Paddy O’Quigley’s, a family-friendly neighborhood Irish pub and sports bar on West 151st Street. Despite their lack of experience, the Carrigans were long on family ties to the restaurant. Now they work to uphold the restaurant’s “Family and friends forever” motto.

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Dontari Poe talks about being stronger

Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poe recently talked to reporters at the Kansas City Chiefs practice facility to discuss how he is getting stronger, feeling better and in the best shape ahead of the 2016 season.
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Dontari Poe talks about being stronger 02:08

Dontari Poe talks about being stronger

10 players the Chiefs should target in the NFL draft 05:58

10 players the Chiefs should target in the NFL draft

Chiefs players participate in Braden's Hope calendar 02:45

Chiefs players participate in Braden's Hope calendar

Chiefs' Mitch Morse remembers his draft 01:16

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