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1. 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;

2. 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;

3. 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;

4. 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;

5. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and biographical sketch of William Dunn, Sr., "the chairman of J. E. Dunn Construction Company" and frequent chairman of United Way charity programs and homelessness task forces, "including the Don...

6. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and bio of Rafaela "Lali" Garcia, or Lali Garcia, "a driving force behind the Guadalupe Center, which offers Hispanics educational and social services," growing up in "the Armourdale district of...

7. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and bio of Ed Smith and his wife Beth Smith, community activists in Kansas City since arriving here in 1947. Description of Ed as a lawyer and "the senior member of Smith Gill Fisher & Butts" involved...

8. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and biographical description of Buck O'Neil, "former first baseman and manager of the Kansas City Monarchs" and black "chairman of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and scout for the Kansas City...

9. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and biographical description of James Mobberley, "one of the country's hottest classical [music] composers" and "the Kansas City Symphony's first composer-in-residence" at the age of 37 while "teaching...

10. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and biographical description of William Howie, "president of Kansas City P. M., the local Jiffy Lube franchise," opening his first such store in 1985.

11. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and bio of Rabbi Michael Zedek, 46-year-old rabbi of the Temple B'nai Jehudah and co-chairman of "a task force for Kansas City's Project Harmony."

12. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and biographical description of Cheryl Harris, 47-year-old co-founder of Cradles and Crayons, "a day-care center for children with special needs" and co-founder of "the newborn intensive care unit...

13. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and bio of James Stowers, Jr., or Jim Stowers, Jr., "founder of Twentieth Century Companies" (a prominent local mutual funds company) and financier of "the Stowers Institute for Medical Research,... Capitalists & financiers;

14. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and bio of David Stanley, "chairman and CEO of Payless Cashways Inc." and a civic activist involved in "help[ing] schools turn out employable graduates; education reform; school desegregation; neighborhood...

15. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and biographical description of Roger Naber, 41-year-old co-founder of "the nationally acclaimed Kansas City Blues Society" and the Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival, as well as co-owner of "the...

16. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and bio of Adele Hall, an award-winning charity organizer (including the 1990 Kansas Citian of the Year Award from the Chamber of Commerce), especially with children, born about 1931 and becoming...

17. 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...

18. 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."...

19. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and bio of Reverend Emanuel Cleaver II, mayor of Kansas City, discussing positive and negative opinions of several of his civic involvements, such as the Brush Creek corridor, the unrealized projects...

20. 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...