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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...
A Case as Cold as Ice
August 31, 2013
Article covers the inactive investigation of the Vinca Jewelry heist on September 6, 2010. Simon Zouein, the owner of the shop, is interviewed and expresses his dissatisfaction with the Kansas City Police...
A Central Part of the East Village
December 16, 2006
J.E. Dunn Construction has unveiled the design for its new downtown headquarters and a revised plan for the East Village redevelopment plan. The five-story building, designed by 360 Architecture and BNIM...
A Century Later Marillac Still Feels Like Home: The Former Orphanage Now Treats Children with Emotional Difficulties
File contains an article about the Marillac Center, a mental health center for children, a product of the Kansas City Orphan Boys' Home originally in Westport, merged with orphan girls' homes, and now...
A Century of Growth in Agriculture: Kansas City's Cow Town Past is Always Remembered
December 10-16, 1999
Retrospective article detailing the history of agriculture in Kansas City.
A Century of Growth in Banking and Finance: KC Starts as Banking Hub, Ends with Regional Offices
Retrospective article detailing the history of banks and banking in Kansas City.
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