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1. Local Lagers and Stately Stouts: Brew Pubs Toast Missouri's Roots With World-Class Beer and Good Food Local Lagers and Stately Stouts: Brew Pubs Toast Missouri's Roots With World-Class Beer and Good Food Historical overview of breweries in Missouri during the pre-Prohibition age and their revival in the 1970s. In the first two decades of the 1900s, Kansas City had more than forty breweries, but after Prohibition,...

2. Local Labor Activist Slain Local Labor Activist Slain Jerry Meszaros, age 58, of the Northeast area, was shot and killed by Vincent Flores, an off duty security guard after they had a confrontation. The shooting occured at the victim's house as he was turning...

3. Local Jews Served by Orthodox, Conservative And Reform Congregations Local Jews Served by Orthodox, Conservative And Reform Congregations Descriptions of Kansas City area synagogues and temples with history, location, size, and photograph of each congregation's rabbi. Synagogues;

4. Local Jewish History Local Jewish History Entire issue related to local Jewish history and history of the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, since 1920.

5. Local Hospital Earns a National Honor Local Hospital Earns a National Honor A study by Thomson Reuters analyzed how heart patients fared at 1,022 hospitals after heart attacks and other heart related issues and selected 50 for their "Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals in the United... Awards; Hospitals;

6. Local Hopes Ride On Seabiscuit Descendant Local Hopes Ride On Seabiscuit Descendant Independence, Missouri, real estate appraiser Sam LeVota owns a horse with blood ties to Seabiscuit, a Depression era race horse which has been the subject of a recently released motion picture. This horse...

7. Local Historical Societies in Missouri: Kansas City Historical Society Local Historical Societies in Missouri: Kansas City Historical Society Description of the "Kansas City Historical Society," organized in "1895, under the name of 'The Early Settlers,' of Kansas City and vicinity" and changing the name in 1897 to the "Early Settlers and Historical...

8. Local Historian Revisits Grim Civil War Episode Local Historian Revisits Grim Civil War Episode Biographical article about historical writer Joanne Chiles Eakin, dealing mainly with aspects of the Civil War era, including her latest book about Order Number 11, with photo.

9. Local Heroes: Ron McMillan Local Heroes: Ron McMillan Photo and biographical description of Ron McMillan, a 47-year-old black anti-crime activist in Kansas City, especially working with drug addicts. Coming to Kansas City in 1988 from New York City and forming... Health care facilities;

10. Local Heroes: Senator Dick Bond Local Heroes: Senator Dick Bond Photo and biographical sketch of Kansas Senator Dick Bond, the first city attorney of Overland Park in 1960, becoming a state senator for Kansas in 1986. Legislators;

11. Local Heroes: Rick Green Local Heroes: Rick Green Photo and bio of Richard Green, Jr., "president and CEO of UtiliCorp United, the company his great-grandfather started [Lemuel Green in 1908]," describing his plans for the progressive utility company... Public utility companies;

12. Local Heroes: Mark Beckhoff and Dan Dye Local Heroes: Mark Beckhoff and Dan Dye Photo and description of Three Dog Bakery co-founders Mark Beckloff and Dan Dye, detailing the growth of their successful dog food company based in Kansas City. Bakeries; Pet food industry; Dogs;

13. Local Heroes: Colleen Hernandez Local Heroes: Colleen Hernandez Photo and bio of Colleen Hernandez, a 47-year-old (in 1995) "executive director of the Kansas City Neighborhood Alliance" starting in 1985, working to improve financial aid in local housing and increasing... Neighborhoods;

14. Local Heroes: Bert and Bill Berkley Local Heroes: Bert and Bill Berkley Photo and biographical sketches of Bert Berkley and his son Bill Berkley. Description of Bert's career as a civic activist, including reorganization of the United Way in the early 1970s and leading the... Envelopes;

15. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and bio of Reverend J. Earl Cavanaugh, minister at the Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral church and "chaplain at Bishop Spencer Place, a retirement home near Westport," describing his projects...

16. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and biographical description of David Kemper, "41-year-old chairman and CEO of Commerce" Bancshares, awarded "the 'best banking company' honors" for "the last two years by 'U. S. Banker' magazine."...

17. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and bio of the still-active 80-year-old Elbert C. Cole, describing his career starting in 1972 as minister at the Central United Methodist Church and becoming founder of "the first Shepherd's Center...

18. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and biographical description of Reverend Robert Meneilly, founder of "the Village Presbyterian Church" in Prairie Village, Kansas, in 1947, retiring in 1994 at the age of 69. Review of his career,...

19. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and biographical description of Reverend Thomas Savage, 44-year-old "president of Rockhurst College" and a Jesuit priest. Former architecture student becoming a civic activist and later co-chairman...

20. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and bio of R. Crosby Kemper, Jr., 65-year-old "chairman of United Missouri Bank and president of the American Royal Association," donating and raising funds to build the new American Royal facility...