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'I'm Not a Marriage Counselor': A Frank Interview with Royals' Manager Dick Howser as He Talks about George Brett, Big Money, Curfews--and Marriage
Photos and interview of Dick Howser, manager of the Kansas City Royals baseball team, with discussion about the team, his approach to his job and marriage, and his native state, Florida.
. ..It's Not a Car. ..It's Not a Plane: It's Morgan!
Article about the predictions for Kansas City of business man and political aspirant from Texas, Morgan Maxfield, with extensive discussions on sectors of the city's economy and areas with high potential...
A Candid Interview with Joe Axelson, General Manager of the K. C. Kings
Coaching psychology used to deal with different players.
A Church Divided
Church at Meyer Boulevard and Wornall Road afflicted by rift between social and spiritual aspects.
A Couple of Winners
Article profiles Joe and Kay McGuff. In 1997, five years after retiring from a long career as a journalist with the Kansas City Star, Joe McGuff was diagnosed with amytrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
A Fond Farewell to the Orient Express
Author bids adieu to one of Kansas City's best known roller coasters, the Orient Express, which was dismantled prior to the 2004 season at Worlds of Fun. As part of his homage to the coaster, the author...
A Frank Interview with the Police Chief of Kansas City: Norman Caron
Extensive interview of Kansas City Police Chief Norman Caron, discussing several issues, including the nature of his job and of other local policemen, comparisons to previous police chiefs, guns and murders,...
A School That Once Was
Author describes his experiences as a student at Southwest High School, located at 65th and Wornall. Article includes a description of an "unwritten caste system" that existed in the school's first four...
All in the Family: Little Did Rev. Scarritt Know When He Started All This
Photos and captions about the 1976 gathering of the Scarritt family "at Scarritt's Point out Northeast recently to celebrate the 155th birthday of the Rev. Nathan Scarritt," dedicating a "historical marker"...
An Interview with Jody Maxwell
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Jody Maxwell, an actress in pornographic movies and raised in Kansas City, "[s]aid to be 'Porno's [sic] hottest product since Linda Lovelace.'"
Ann Sure-as-Heck Can
Photos and biographical article about Anne Peterson, 24-year old (in 1980) KCMO-TV Channel 9 news anchorperson since about 1979. Born in Wisconsin as Anne Brunk to two Swedish immigrants and having a nearly...
Art Piece Created by Nationally-Known Artist
Photo of artist Janet Kuemmerlein and her woven fiber art piece "in the new $4 million Merchants Bank Building, 9th & Main Streets."
Article about the development of the Brookside neighborhood from the days of the Wornall farm in 1858 to the present, with photos.
By the Way, Whatever Happened to Maxfield? He's Still Running, That's What!
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Morgan Maxfield, "[d]efeated in the race for Congress in the district up north" in 1976 and making a comeback with his public image as an honest businessman,...
Bye, Bye, Bi-State II
Article denouncing, and prediciting the failure of, the Bi-State II cultural tax at the polls in Johnson County, November 2, 2004.
Can the 'Phil' Fill Up the Starlight or Drain It?
[C]ritical look at the scene of possibilities in joining the Philharmonic and the outdoor theater.
Chris Burford: "I'd Never Hit a little Guy!"
Interview of Chris Burford, a lawyer and national television sports commentator formerly with the Kansas City Chiefs as a player, discussing these different careers, including his involvement with the...
Color It Red (as in Apple): There's a Colorful Side to Kansas City, Kan., Just across the Bridge from Missouri
Article about the adult entertainment provided by the "combination waitresses-dancers-goodwill ambassadors" at the Red Apple Food & Drinks establishment in Kansas City, Kansas.
Comment: A Low Blow for Joe
Biographical article about Joseph McNamara, Kansas City chief of police, and his major detractor in the press, the police department's former "press liaison man."
Guess Who's Running the Parks? A Familiar Name Takes an Old Job but with a New Twist
Photo and biographical article about L. P. Cookingham, the formerly prominent city manager of Kansas City from 1940 to 1959, appointed as the new president of the Kansas City Park Board by Mayor Berkley....
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