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'Series of Issues' Led to Dismissal
December 22, 2009
The board of Kansas City University of Medicine and Bio-Sciences (former University of Health Sciences) unanimously decided to terminate Karen Pletz as president and chief executive officer. The reason...
'She Got the Job Done': Millionaire Hudson Dies
Biography of Mary Hudson, "a self-made multimillionaire who succeeded in a man's world of oil, land and cattle." Her oil company was established in 1933 at 25th and Broadway Boulevard and grew until Hudson...
'Showboat' Was a King of the Court
July 3, 2005
Article featuring Marland ''Showboat'' Buckner who played basketball with the Colored Ghosts and Harlem Clowns in the 1940s and '50s. Buckner graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945.
'Showy' General Blamed in Massacre
September 28, 1963
Article about the surprise raid by William Quantrill's guerrillas on Major General James Blunt and his black troops at Baxter Springs, Kansas.
'Site of Shame' Dedicated
April 29, 2007
The Sand Creek Massacre National Historic site was dedicated in southeastern Colorado on April 28, 2007. The site is located 160 miles southeast of Denver on Big Sandy Creek in Kiowa County and pays tribute...
'SMO Local TV Shows
June 28, 2011
Article profiles KSMO television ('Smo for short) and its emphasis on local programming. The station started out as in independent in 1980s. It later merged with KCTV, focusing on local shows that reflect...
'Spectacular Homes' with Immediate Move-In Opportunities
November 11, 2006
Photos and description of Woodland Reserve, voted the 2006 'Community of the Year' by Kansas City Homes and Gardens magazine.
'Sporting House' History: Opulence to Backroom
Illustrations and biographical article (second in a five-part series) about the history of prostitution in Kansas City back to the 1870s madame Annie Chambers and progressing through the wide-open 1930s...
'The Great Issue': Kansas Cityan [sic] Discusses Problem of Getting Rid of Blacks, Contending Country Is in First Stages of Disintegration
Photo and biographical article about Colonel John Moore, a Confederate veteran and journalist writing a book called "The Great Issue: An Argument" about the "degeneracy" in America caused by intermarriage...
'The Most Trusted Man in America' Dies
July 18, 2009
In-depth obituary article about Walter Cronkite who died July 17, 2009, at the age of 92. Cronkite, an anchor of the "CBS Evening News" from 1962 to 1891, was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, spent his first...
'The Old Guy with the Bikes' Wins Hearts in Martin City
March 9, 2013
Article announces that Ralph Martin will be the first recipient of the Martin City Community Humanitarian Award. A biography of Martin is provided. His experiences serving in the Pacific Theater of World...
'The Right Mix'
New owner, Highwoods Properties, assures the neighborhood groups that the Brookside Shopping Center will not change..
'The Spirit Inside of Him Leads Him'
June 24-30, 2005
Profile of Jim Paquette, CEO of Providence Health "comprised of Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth and several other hospitals and clinics throughout the...
'Throat' Clearing: Several in KC Suspected Felt was Watergate Source
June 1, 2005
Two articles about W. Mark Felt identified as ''Deep Throat'' of the 1970s Watergate scandal that eventually led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Felt served in Kansas City as the FBI agent...
'Tis Time For a Hoolie
June 12, 2012
Brown's Irish Marketplace, 3300 Pennsylvania Avenue, is celebrating its 125th anniversary. The family-owned store was established in 1887 by Ed and Mary Dillion Flavin. It became Browne's market in 1915...
'Totally Different' Shopping
May 13, 2006
Article about another shopping mall in Johnson County. Developers say that Park Place, at 117th and Nall in Leawood, will be a "mixed-use" shopping center with residential, entertainment, and shopping....
'Travolta' Is The Word for Museum Fundraiser
October 21, 2007
Report on the fundraiser for the Airline History Museum with help from actor John Travolta.
'Treasure Hunt' Coming to End
September 29, 2010
Article discusses the closing of the Junior League Resale Boutique. For more than 75 years the shop provided clothes for needy families. Article gives more information about other programs run by the Junior...
June 18, 2006
Review of homes at The National, part of the golf community at the National Golf Club. Includes aerial photo.
'Unsung hero' of Civil Rights Dies
August 23, 2010
Article about John M. Swomley who died August 16, 2010, at the age of 95. Swomley was a professor of Christian ethics at Saint Paul School of Theology from 1960 to 1984. He was a pacifist and a close associate...
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