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1. Local Riverboat Information Local Riverboat Information Folder contains correspondence between E.B. Trail and a Mr. Nicholson, dated Dec. 27, 1955 - Jan. 27, 1956. The letters pertain to seeking information about a Capt. James Kennedy, Kansas City wharfmaster...

2. Local Retailers Waking Up Local Retailers Waking Up Report on the Kansas City Retail Merchants' Association, including the naming of Charles W. Mehornay--president of the North-Mehornay Furniture Company--as the new vice-president of the Association. The...

3. Local Resident Pursues Hollywood Dream Local Resident Pursues Hollywood Dream Article profiles actress Donna Hoskins, a former resident of Kansas City who has appeared in several Hollywood films under her stage name, Blaise Brooks. Hoskins is a gradute of Franklin Elementary, Ashland... Actresses

4. Local Railroad Promotion in Kansas City, 1855-1880 Local Railroad Promotion in Kansas City, 1855-1880 Dissertation toward the completion of a doctorate degree for the University of Missouri at Columbia about the promotion of Kansas City railroads during their nineteenth-century heyday. Railroads; Transportation; Advertising;

5. Local Pub Planned for Plaza Local Pub Planned for Plaza Locally owned Bread & Butter Concepts plans to open another restaurant in the Kansas City area, the Gram & Dun, at the former Baja 600 restaurant on the Plaza at 600 Ward Parkway. Alan Gaylin and Glynn... Restaurants;

6. Local Pretzel Factory Local Pretzel Factory Located at 1630 East 23rd Street, the Kansas City Steam Bretzel Co. puts out 2500 pounds of bretzels a week. Managed by M. A. Mayer, the plant produces four varieties of bretzels including Lititz, German,... Pretzels;

7. Local Playwright Wins College Prize Local Playwright Wins College Prize Photo and biographical article about Brian Corrigan, and 18-year-old Kansas Citian winning a state-wide play competition for Lincoln University, with the play "The Sound of the River," dealing "with race...

8. Local Pipe Dreams: That of the Hon. Local Pipe Dreams: That of the Hon. Poem about James Francis Pendergast, or Jim Pendergast, older brother of Tom Pendergast and political boss of the "North End" of Kansas City.

9. Local Pinkertons and Kansas City Police Department 'Nab' Train Robber Lonie Logan at Dodson, Missouri Local Pinkertons and Kansas City Police Department 'Nab' Train Robber Lonie Logan at Dodson, Missouri Photo, portrait, and biographical article about Lonie Logan (1882-1900), "alias Lou Curry, a member of Butch Cassidy's Hole-in-the-Wall gang" killed in southern Kansas City by the local Pinkerton Detective...

10. Local Newspapers Local Newspapers Information on newspapers in Kansas City.

11. Local Musicians Local Musicians

12. Local Music Legend: Tiberius Klausner Local Music Legend: Tiberius Klausner Photos and biographical article about Tiberius Klausner, "professor of violin at University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, concertmaster of the Kansas City Symphony and leader of the Volker...

13. Local Music and Musicians Local Music and Musicians A 2 volume collection of photocopied newspaper articles and other ephemera detailing the activities of various musical performers and groups in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The material focuses on...

14. Local Meeting Clubs Local Meeting Clubs Mainly early clubs described in clippings and club programs.

15. Local Libraries Offer Up Much More than Books Local Libraries Offer Up Much More than Books Article describes various initiatives by Kansas City-area public libraries to introduce new technologies and diversified programming in order to attract patrons and remain relevant in an age when book... Public libraries; Libraries; Librarians;

16. Local Lawyer With Supreme Court Link Dies Local Lawyer With Supreme Court Link Dies Local lawyer, Irving Achtenberg, died on Monday, January 21, 2002. He successfully argued three cases before the U. S. Supreme Court, was a leader in the local American Civil Liberties Union and the Jewish...

17. Local Landmark is up for Sale Local Landmark is up for Sale The owners of Stephenson's Old Apple Farm Restaurant at U.S. 40 and Lee's Summit Road are considering selling their almost 60-year old restaurant. Twin brothers Les and Loyd Stephenson are now 86 years...

18. Local Lakes Local Lakes Two maps with an illustration of a lake on 63rd Street between State Line Road and Belinder Avenue, one unlabeled and the other labeled as "Lake Willow," possibly otherwise known as Lake Hiwassee noted...

19. 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,...

20. 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...