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A Bit of History Passes
October 14, 2005
Photograph and caption reporting the demolition of the Italian Gardens Restaurant, which closed in 2003 after 78 years in business. The building was razed to make way for a parking garage.
A Black Leader Offers Very Little Optimism
February 22, 1985
Biographical article about Reverend MacCharles Jones, or Rev. Mac Jones, the 35-year-old pastor of the St. Stephen Baptist Church at 1414 Truman Road. Rev. Jones was the leader at the Black Unity Retreat...
A Black Man's Kingdom in Kansas
File containing photos and a biographical article about Junius Groves (ca. 1859-1925), a wealthy Wyandotte County, Kansas potato farmer. Born into slavery in Kentucky and moving to Edwardsville, Kansas...
A Bleeding Passion
July 20 - August 2, 2006
Article profiles artist, Luis Garcia. His "bleedingbrown" website includes a blog, podcast initiative store and manifesto for members of minority groups. His exhibit, "The Chicano Experience", featured...
A Bold New Portal for KC: Paseo Bridge Design Picked
November 15, 2007
A design has been chosen for the new Paseo Bridge and includes a 300-foot diamond shaped tower and six lanes for traffic. The $245 million project will replace the 53-year-old bridge and also widen the...
A Bomb at the Harlem Night Club
Photo and caption about the explosion from "a dynamite bomb" at "the Harlem night club" at 1414 East 15th Street, "believed to be an effort to intimidate the owners into paying extortion money."
A Boon to Car Safety: New Missouri Law Will Affect All Drivers
News and explanation of the new Missouri drivers' license law requiring a physical and driving examination, in the process invalidating Kansas City municipal drivers' licenses, with chart.
A Branch Office for Pitney-Bowes, Inc.
Illustration and caption about the new building for the Pitney-Bowes office supply store to be built at 3239 Broadway Boulevard.
A Brand-New Glow
July 27, 2007
A new sculpture design, "Transformed Flower," has been approved by the Municipal Art Commission. The sculpture, by California artist Phillip Smith, willl be erected at the north end of the Richard & Annette...
A Brave Band of Brothers Finally Enjoys Some Long-Due Recognition
June 17, 2005
The few surviving members of the WWII Alamo Scouts, forerunners of the Army Special Forces Green Berets, gathered in Kansas City. Article tells of their secret missions behind enemy lines. Robert L. Shirkey,...
A Break With the Past
January 5, 2005
The Raphael Hotel is now under new management, recently bought for an undisclosed price by Lighthouse Properties LLC of Salina, Kansas. The 123-room hotel has been placed on the top of the list for the...
A Bride for a Lawyer
Announcement of the marriage of "Mrs. Virginia Callaway" of Lenexa, Kansas to Kansas City lawyer Wallace Sutherland, moving together to their new home at "Quality Hill Towers, 707 West [10th Street]."
A Bridge Too Far
February 22, 2006
In her column "Midnight Confessions", Dorri Alexander writes briefly about some of the various bridges that connect the Northeast area. Includes a picture of the Anderson Avenue Bridge which was re-named...
A Brief Examination of Scripture Testimony on the Institution of Slavery
June/5, 12, 19/1855
Newspaper article published in three continued parts about the biblical references and relations to modern 1850s slavery in Kansas.
A Bright Edge for River Market
September 12, 2007
A $3.5 million reconstruction project has been developed for Second Street in the River Market district. The major portion of the project will turn a dirt road into a landscaped pedestrian thoroughfare....
A Brilliant Organ Gets a Brilliant Organist
October 11, 2004
October 8, 2004, French organist Olivier Latry played the dedicatory recital for the new $850,000 pipe organ by Lively-Fulcher Organbuilders of Alexandria, Virginia, at the Visitation Catholic Church.
A Brown Out
Describes a long-standing "climate of discrimination" against Hispanic employees at Kansas City Power and Light.
A Busy Key for Him
Photo and biographical article about William Schoenhard, or Bill Schoenhard, retiring in 1953 from his "50-year career of selling clothing to young men of Kansas City" as "owner of the Schoenhard's Boys...
A Can-Do Mood in Condo Market
September 18, 2005
Article describes real estate agents who havew pinned their hopes on the condominium "boom" in the downtown area. It also discusses who is buying the condominiums. A map shows clusters of condos in the...
A Career Selling Historic Northeast
December 21, 2005
Article features northeast real estate agent Tony Termini who graduated from Northeast High School in 1980. He began is career in 1985 with Phil and Jo Mangiaracina, owners of JoMag Realty. He works now...
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