Steve Rose

Steve Rose

Union Station’s rough start turns into solid success story

Besides a ridiculous estimate of attendance, Science City was in the beginning a big disappointment. It was a flawed concept perpetrated by another so-called expert, who held a PhD from M.I.T. and had been No. 2 at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry. He had all the credentials but he didn’t have a clue as to what kids would want to do in his ill-conceived “city.”

Steve Rose

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s blather: Is it denial or spin?

Gov. Sam Brownback was asked several times in several different ways about his unpopularity in Kansas and whether he thought the recent sweeping successes by Republican moderates were a repudiation of his tax policies. Brownback smiled broadly and explained, they were not repudiation, and, no he didn’t think his extremely low approval ratings were justified. It was the media’s fault for beating the drums with false information, and also he had not done a very good job of getting the real story out to the public.

Steve Rose

Shawnee Mission teacher salaries stall negotiations

Let’s be clear. Teachers everywhere are underpaid. They are among our most crucial professionals. Ditto for Shawnee Mission teachers. But as we all know too well, there are two factors that determine teachers’ wages: The marketplace usually plays a major role, and so does state government.

Steve Rose

Fond memories, deep patriotism tied to Tuesday

It was August 1992 when I wrote a column that has stuck with me ever since. It must have stuck with some of my readers because every now and then someone will send me a photocopy of the column with a nice remark. This is an entirely new column, but the key part of the story has not changed one iota.

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Wingate wins NCAA Division II soccer title

Wingate defeated Charleston in the NCAA Division II men's soccer national championship at Swope Soccer Village.
Sam McDowell The Kansas City Star
Wingate wins NCAA Division II soccer title 0:58

Wingate wins NCAA Division II soccer title

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'Prevention is possible when you #KnowTheSigns'

Mizzou volleyball team reaches Sweet 16 4:42

Mizzou volleyball team reaches Sweet 16

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Jeremy Maclin highlights charity work with special cleats