Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson is an African-American whose presence and instruction to reduce the heavy armor of police has brought calm to the community. It was a smart move, and it should have occurred days earlier.
Backed by then-President Teddy Roosevelt, Panamanians revolted declaring their independence. A new government was established, giving the United States control over the Canal Zone for the unprecedented construction project.
Long before the ship arrived at the Sawyer glacier, we saw chunks of ice floating in the water. The mountains we passed bled with waterfalls from melting snow and ice. As we neared Sawyer, we encountered debris fields of ice from the glacier.
Robin Williams is among a number of successful entertainers who behind the lights and cameras of fame, battled their own personal demons of depression and other mental illness topped with self-medication.
The valet parking service like the one planned for KCI later this month or early September would seem to fit an earlier era of air travel when it was dominated by executives and wealthy travelers. Even those folks now are treated like schlubs by the airlines.
The Chiefs provide a unifying glue for the divided population. Cheering for the team generates an otherwise nonexistent equality between the rich and the poor, among different races, genders and people of different sexual orientations.
MetroLink on the other side of the state opened in 1993, crossing the Mississippi River as it connected East St. Louis with St. Louis and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Then a strange thing happened. People loved it.
Americans have to get over viewing Africa as a place of famine, disease, heartache and trouble. That’s the popular media narrative of the continent along with reels of Tarzan movies still rolling in people’s heads.
Hourly wages remain stagnant, and a new study shows that one in three adult Americans have a past-due debt that’s been turned over to a collection agency. In the Kansas City area, the rate was 35 percent of credit files in collections.
James Brady died Monday at age 73. A March 30, 1981, shooting left the former press secretary to President Ronald Reagan partially paralyzed, in constant pain, with short-term memory loss and slurred speech. But Brady with his wife, Sarah, began a successful campaign for gun control.