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1. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and bio of Bob Wolff, 59-year-old founder and chairman of "Gear for Sports/Winning Ways," a Lenexa-based "designer and manufacturer of logo sportswear" established about 1974.

2. Local Heroes Local Heroes Photo and biographical description of Clyde McQueen, the 39-year-old "president of the Full Employment Council" helping "to find summer jobs for more than 5,000 kids, double the number his agency is set...

3. 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."

4. 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...

5. 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...

6. 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...

7. Local Health Care Expansions Surge Local Health Care Expansions Surge Review of expansions of Research Medical Center and Children's Mercy Hospital. Hospitals;

8. Local Group Steps Out From Shadows Local Group Steps Out From Shadows Article reports on the resurgence of the Historic Kansas City Foundation. The group has received recent publicity for its efforts to save the historic Cosby Hotel building (900 Baltimore Ave.) from demolition,... Historic buildings;

9. Local Gossip Local Gossip One paragraph of obituary for Rebecca Bryan Boone, the wife of explorer Daniel Boone, dying "south of the city."

10. Local Female Writers Local Female Writers Information about local female writers.

11. Local FBI Agent Nabs a Movie Local FBI Agent Nabs a Movie Profile of Kansas City FBI special agent Bob Herndon and his portrayal in an upcoming film called "The Informant!" In the 1990s, Herndon handled a case involving Mark Whitacre, an agribusiness executive... Motion pictures; Informers;

12. Local Drive Takes Aim at Golf's History Local Drive Takes Aim at Golf's History Article describes local and national efforts to achieve National Register of Historic Places status for the home and manufacturing facility of Kenneth Smith, in the 13000 block of W. 71st St. in Shawnee....

13. Local Disease Is a Menace to All Parts of the City Local Disease Is a Menace to All Parts of the City Explanation of Negro Health Week cooperative project begun by Booker T. Washington and promoted by black surgeon Dr. John Perry.

14. Local Developer Creates Urban Loft Condos in the Arts District Local Developer Creates Urban Loft Condos in the Arts District Promotional article about loft conversion at 1819 Baltimore, includes drawings of interior and exterior of renovated "classic art deco building" that once housed Kansas City White Goods Manufacturing Company....

15. Local Dentist Elected First Black To Serve On Board of American Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Local Dentist Elected First Black To Serve On Board of American Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Dr. Brett Ferguson of Kansas City was recently elected to serve on the Board of American Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Ferguson was appointed chairman of OMS at the UMKC School of Dentistry in 2006.... Dental education; Dentistry;

16. Local Demand Drives Boulevard Expansion Local Demand Drives Boulevard Expansion A $3 million expansion is underway at Boulevard Brewing Co. at 25th Street and Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City, Kansas. Beginning in November, Boulevard plans to install “eight new 300-barrel fermentation... Brewing industry;

17. Local Decorated Tuskegee Airman Laid to Rest Local Decorated Tuskegee Airman Laid to Rest Obituary for John Wilburn Davis, a decorated WWII fighter pilot and a founding member of the Heart of America chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen of America, Inc. Davis flew 53 missions and logged over 640... Military air pilots;

18. Local Crime Information Local Crime Information Clippings from the Kansas City Star about crime, beginning with 1950.

19. Local Creek and River Names Local Creek and River Names Origins given of the names of local creeks and rivers with map.

20. Local Court Record Book Local Court Record Book This item includes one small book, owner unknown, which contains what appears to be a personal record of ledger accounts, 1856-57. Following this are court record notations for the Kansas City Court of...