The Associated Press reports that the Trust Women Foundation Inc. purchased the shuttered clinic last month. Executive Director Julia Burkhart explained that the new clinic will not perform late-term abortions but will conduct procedures earlier in a woman's pregnancy. [In November of last year, The Pitch's Justin Kendall looked at the charged atmosphere over abortion in Kansas based on the state's dogged pursuit of Ann Kristin Neuhaus, a doctor who had provided second-opinion mental-health exams to Tiller's patients seeking late-term abortions.]
The facility has been closed since Tiller was murdered by Scott Roeder in May 2009. Trust Women is looking to open the clinic between November and January of 2013.
The store and development (the retailer's first in Kansas) would be at the southeastern corner of Interstate 35 and Johnson Drive, the site of the unoccupied Merriam Village development (6030 Eby). Ikea currently has 38 locations in the United States.
Parisi Cafe in Union Station is offering a free cup of coffee tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will also be offering a $1 off espresso drinks and medium/large coffees. A list of promotions from the national chains are after the jump.
The ShotSpotter hardware captures loud audio that could be gunfire, then sends the sound to an SST analyst in Newark, California who determines if it was shots or another noise. If it's determined to be gunfire, the SST employee contacts Kansas City Police dispatch and gives them the location — including latitude and longitude and street addresses — and the number of the shots fired. The dispatcher then sends officers nearby to the scene. According to a police press release, the officers will respond to a ShotSpotter alert as if it was a shots fired 911 call. SST says the whole process takes 45-60 seconds.
Police aren’t disclosing the locations of the hardware. But they say the area will include the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority’s Troost MAX line and some of the Green Impact Zone. Earlier this year, Rep. Emanuel Cleaver announced he had found federal transportation money for the project. The KCATA is the agency leading the project. A total budget of $720,000 will fund the system and maintenance for five years.
But I'm also ready to put the car in park and belly up to the bar or counter that has recently best wet your whistle. Who has brought you the greatest drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) recently?
“Nice T-shirt,” says Stacy Neff, the coffee shop’s co-owner, from behind the counter.
“It’s the first one,” Couture says, glancing down at his shirt, which shows the company’s logo: a cartoon beer glass at the end of railroad tracks. After a minute spent staring at the menu, he asks for a recommendation. Neff suggests an iced root-beer chai.
“I like all beer — root beer, beer,” Couture says. “Let’s do it.”
In January, the 30-year-old journalist sent shock waves through the Chiefs’ front office when he exposed the team’s culture of secrecy and intimidation. His Star story, slugged “Arrowhead Anxiety,” made national headlines with its tales of micromanagement and sourced allegations of phone tapping. The Pitch caught up with Babb last week as he prepared to take off for Washington, D.C.
Occupation: Customer service manager and BoxFit instructor at theGYMkc
Tell us about Fight Club KC: We are a local, grassroots anti-bullying campaign.
Hometown: Springfield, Massachusetts
Current neighborhood: Rosedale
Who or what is your sidekick? My nephews and my gal
What career would you choose in an alternate reality? Greeter in heaven
What was the last local restaurant you patronized? Mi Ranchito
Where do you drink? Don’t drink.
What’s your favorite charity? Susan G. Komen. My mom is a breast-cancer survivor. My kid sister is a cancer survivor, too.
This is some bullshit that KC can do without.
KU is where I attended school but even I am shocked by this. I am…
to the person who thinks Gods word is filthy,consider this,many literary critics say the book…
Agreed, well said. I grew up in KS, college in TX, grad school at ESU…
11:38 actually, professors are not supposed to deal with the repercussions. the point of tenure…