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Bar owner slain
Mike Darby, the co-owner of Coach’s Bar & Grill, was found slain on a walking trail between Wornall and Holmes roads, Glenn Rice reports. The man had apparently been walking his two dogs.
KCI legal expertise
The Kansas City Council approved spending up to $475,000 to have legal firms evaluate the unusual proposal from Burns & McDonnell to privately finance and build a new terminal at Kansas City International Airport, Lynn Horsley, Joe Robertson and Diane Stafford report. The purpose of hiring the legal expertise would be to assure the negotiations result in a good deal for the city.
Garth as economic stimulus
Garth Brooks’ visit to Kansas City gave the local economy the equivalent of a B12 shot, writes Timothy Finn. The ticket sales alone yielded almost $820,000 in taxes, and fans opened their wallets for food, drinks and entertainment inside and around the Sprint Center.
Will work for food
The Star’s editorial board writes that U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s comment about adding work requirements for food stamps betrays a misunderstanding — because there already is a work requirement. Plus, two-thirds of food stamp recipients are children, the disabled or those over 50 years of age, so any savings from stricter work requirements would likely be small.
Danny Duffy delivered Thursday when the Royals needed a big game from their ace, Blair Kerkhoff writes. Duffy struck out 10 in the Royals’ 5-1 win over the Yankees.