Solis is 63 years old, 5 feet 8 inches, and about 185 pounds. He was last seen wearing a KC Royals ball cap, a dark shirt, and jeans in the area of 18th Street and Cambridge in KCMO.
If you see him or have information about him, call 911 or contact the Tips Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS).
Now that the Kansas City-based Roasterie has gotten into the restaurant business, it only made sense for its longtime local competitor, Parisi Artisan Coffee, to brew up a coffee-and-food concept of its own. Yesterday, Paris Brothers Specialty Foods — the owners of the Parisi Coffee line — opened the Parisi Cafe in the Grand Hall of Union Station. It's a sleek, beautiful space with a wrap-around coffee bar designed and built in Ireland, says George Guastello, president and CEO of Union Station Kansas City.
"It was built by the same firm in Ireland that oversaw the renovation of the London hotel where Kate Middleton and her family stayed before the royal wedding," says Guastello, who has become something of a royalist since Union Station presented Diana: A Celebration earlier this year.
Today, workers were installing the black awning over the entrance to the coffeehouse, which took over retail spaces previously occupied by the Segway rental shop and the Taste of Kansas City store. It's open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. (Note: Who in the hell is in Union Station at 6 p.m. on a Sunday?)
Whitlock, who left Kansas City last summer in either a blaze of glory or a tragic, self-indulgent implosion, depending on whether you like him or not, took to his Fox Sports column yesterday to personally attack Yahoo! Sports writer Charles Robinson. Yahoo! recently published a massive story Robinson wrote about former University of Miami booster Nevin Shapiro's claims that he gave Hurricane players all kinds of improper benefits, including paying for sexual favors, giving players cash, and taking players for rides on his yacht. Shapiro is in prison for running a $930 million Ponzi scheme.
Robinson spent 11 months researching the story, which included more than 100 hours of jailhouse interviews with Shapiro. Robinson called dozens of players Shapiro claimed to have assisted. He tracked down a forest's worth of documents and receipts, and he even got some players to admit receiving cash or perks from Shapiro. He systematically outlined the benefits that each accused player allegedly received from Shaprio, and Yahoo! broke the player profiles into separate Web pages, like this one for current K-State player Arthur Brown (he transferred from Miami).
The fall seasonal from Boulevard is a Belgian-style ale. It replaces the Seeyoulator Doppelbock in the local brewer's lineup. The tasting notes suggest that the Nommo Dubbel can be enjoyed with "a variety of meats and game, as well as aged and aromatic cheeses."
Submitted without comment, a press release and video from Kansas State introducing its new environmentally friendly mascot, EcoKat, and her partnership with the traditional mascot, Willie the Wildcat. Collectively, they will be known as the Eco-Enforcers:
Meet EcoKat, crusader of conservation and fanatic of fluorescents. The new caricature has embarked upon Kansas State University with one mission: Reduce, reuse and recycle.
Catch EcoKat at community events like Purple Power Play, visiting the local elementary schools and making other community appearances.
EcoKat, who is played by a K-State senior who auditioned for the role, is outfitted in a costume made of 90 percent repurposed materials, coming mostly from the athletics department. The department of apparel, textiles and interior design used eco-friendly dyes to get the final look, making it entirely sustainable and recyclable within K-State.
The EcoKat video idea was born from a serious call to action that morphed into a more humorous, tough-love take on environmentalism.
Willie the Wildcat was added into the equation to make the local campaign uniquely K-State.
So, I didn't think of myself as picky when I found myself standing in front of a "Messican restaurant" in the coastal town of Lignano, Italy, last week. I held on to that notion right up until one of my traveling companions asked if I wanted to go in and eat. I realized that I look at restaurants on vacation the way most people see cultural destinations. I reason that I have only so many meals in a town that I'm never likely to revisit, so I'm loath to waste even a single meal. My travel happiness is directly tied into what I'm eating. Is yours?
Oh, Karma Vision. I want an all-access pass to each one of your brains for one day. I assume I'd see lots of abstract shapes, swirling colors, exploding heads, and bouncing pizzas. Check out the band's video for "Pizza Power."
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