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Zooming In On the KC Flash
March 14, 2004
Article about local race car driver Masten Gregory. A new book entitled "Masten Gregory: Totally Fearless" has been written by Michael J. Cox. Gregory raced at Indianapolis as well as in Europe in the...
Zoo's Great Ape House is No More
September 25, 2015
Article announces that demolition of the Great Ape House at the Kansas City Zoo has commenced. A brief history of the structure is provided. Zoo Directory Randoy Wisthoff is interviewed and discusses the...
Photograph and article about proposed development of apartments on a semi-rural stretch of North Waukomis Drive in Kansas City's Northland. Many residents oppose the rezoning of the area.
Discusses the political maneuverings and career of city council member Jim Rowland.
Obituary for Miss Zola Palmer, a widely-known organist in Kansas City for 20 years, dying in 1972.
Zines Allow Publishers Free Voice
Describes availability, content, and production of self-published "zines".
Zieman named "Star" President and Publisher
March 7, 2008
"Mark Zieman, editor of "The Kansas City Star" since 1997, was named president and publisher," March 6, 2008. His promotion leaves the editor position open. Zieman joined "The Star" in 1986 and became...
Zahner Co. Makes Labor Day List
September 2, 2008
"American Rights at Work, a worker advocacy group, named A. Zahner Co. as one of the country's 10 most innovative companies in the way it handles labor relations, compensates employees and shares decision-making...
Zack Wheat, 83, Dies In Sedalia
March 13, 1972
Death notice for former Brooklyn Dodgers outfielder Zack Wheat who was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1959. Zack Wheat was born in 1888 in Missouri and died in 1972 in Sedalia, Missouri. He...
YWCA to Honor Five Area Women
The 2003 Hearts of Gold will inaugurate the Greater Kanss City's Racial Justice Award. Five women, Corinthian Nutter, Linda M. Collier, Rita Valenciano, Jarene Stanford, and June Neal Key, will be the...
Yule Log Observances Cherished in Old Homestead of Clay County
Article about the home of Emma Compton in Clay County and its "traditional Christmas routine brought from the South--half Christian, half pagan," starting in 1844.
Youth Volunteers Operate Nation's Only Teen Hotline
Discusses Amico's leadership of Teen's TAP, a national AIDS hotline for and staffed by teenagers.
September 4, 2005
Article profiles a new generation of young professional actors who have settled in Kansas City.
Youth Groups Adopt Concourse
Photos and article about the "adoption" of the Concourse in Kessler Park by "St. Anthony's Youth Group and the Public Achievement group of Holy Cross" school. Other news about the cleaning, painting, and...
Youth Fund in a Will: Bequests of Publisher of the Call Are Filed for Probate
Article about the estate of Chester Franklin (1880-1955), founder and publisher of the Kansas City Call newspaper in 1919, to "become a trust fund to be used for the education and training of young persons...
Youth Feed Homeless and Working Poor in Westport
Describes the efforts of Food Not Bombs members to provide food for those in need.
Youth Entrepreneurs Program Gives Students Some Serious Info
April 9, 2011
Articles profiles the Youth Entrepreneurs competition at Van Horn High School and some student participants. The Youth Entrepreneurs program was founded 20 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, by the Charles...
Youth Agency Gets $1 Million Grant
October 11, 2002
Article relates that Steppingstone, an agency that serves Kansas City-area homeless and at-risk youths, received a $1 million federal grant October 10, 2002. Steppinstone's parent agency, Evangelical Children's...
Young Rabbi Tapped to Lead K. I.
February 16, 2012
Article on Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz being named rabbi at Kehilath Israel Synagogue. Yanklowitz is originally from Highland Park, Illinois. He will take over after Rabbi Herbert H. Mandl retires in August....
Young Politician Gains Respect by Sticking Close to Home.
Article describing the career and activities of Missouri State Representative Terry Riley.
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