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'Last Supper' Finds Home: Sculpture in Image of Famous Painting Comes Back to KC Church
September 16, 2000
News about the new "permanent home at Country Club Christian Church" for the sculpture of "The Last Supper," by sculptor Domenic Zappia, dying in 1964, about two years after finishing the sculpture, "the...
'Love Our House. Thank You, America'
November 12, 2007
Kansas City, Kansas, family of Daniel Gilyeat thanked the community for their support while the ABC TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" replaced their leaky, drafty bungalow with "3,000 square feet,...
'Maccabeat!' Musical a Jewish Holiday Alternative
July 14, 2006
As part of the first Kansas City Crossroads Musical Theater Festival, Theater League will present a staged reading of Mark Edelman's new musical "Maccabeat!". Edelman is president of the Theater League...
'Mother of Youth Court' Dies
July 4, 2005
Kansas City humanitarian Mildred Watson served as the first female commissioner in the juvenile division of the Jackson County Circuit Court and was referred to as "the mother of youth court". She died...
'Mother Taylor': At 83, Myra Taylor Reigns as One of KC's Greatest Singers Ever
April 2, 2000
Biographical article about Kansas City jazz singer Myra Taylor, a black woman starting out in 1930s night clubs and going on to USO and other overseas tours starting in World War II, with photos.
'Mother' of 100 Takes Children into Heart
July 29, 1975
Biographical article with photo about Mrs. Willa Carter, 78-year-old matriarch of a large adopted family of over 100 foster children in Kansas City. The story is told of her long process of adopting starting...
'Old Clay Is Some Punkins' (A History of Clay County)
Short description of Washington Dale, referred to as the oldest Missourian at 109 years old, living in Clay County in 1821 and in Kansas City during the Civil War emancipation.
'Peanut' Still Pitching
August 18, 2010
The only woman to pitch in the Negro Leagues, Mamie Johnson (Peanut), will be one of the celebrities in the 2010 Buck O'Neil Golf Classic at the Shoal Creek Golf Course August 23, 1020. Johnson pitched...
'Philosopher of Soul' Johnnie Taylor Dies
File containing a photo and obituary for Johnnie Taylor, "a soul singer whose crossover appeal gave him his biggest hit in the disco era." Born in Arkansas about 1938 and raised in Kansas City before becoming...
'Sad, Sad Day'--21 KC Schools Close Down
June 4, 2010
Article describes 21 schools in the Kansas City School District that will close as a first step in the district's improvement plan. Includes a two-page tribute to the schools being closed including Westport...
'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.
'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 Right Mix'
New owner, Highwoods Properties, assures the neighborhood groups that the Brookside Shopping Center will not change..
'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...
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