Friday, September 30, 2011

Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Family Dollar...now Dollar Chinese!

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 5:24 PM

The most expensice thing on the Dollar Chinese menu is the $8 shrimp-and-broccoli dinner.
  • The most expensice thing on the Dollar Chinese menu is the $8 shrimp-and-broccoli dinner.

Everyone's looking for a bargain these days, which is why the dollar stores — the 21st century version of the "five and dime" chains of a much earlier era — have become a popular shopping destination in the current economy. But a new carry-out only venue in Kansas City, Kansas may be setting a new culinary trend. The tiny storefront at 1035 Minnesota at 1035 Minnesota Avenue is called Dollar Chinese.

The menu is extremely limited and not everything costs a buck: an order of eggrolls or crab rangoon can be had for a dollar. Ditto a dish of fried rice or noodles. But if you want chicken with that rice or those noodles, it's $2 extra. If you'd rather have shrimp, beef or pork, it's an extra three George Washingtons.

The dollar specials are served exclusively during the lunch shift, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday. But even after 3 p.m., the food is still pretty cheap.

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Bernard Jackson gets 18 life sentences in Waldo rape cases

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 4:08 PM

Bernard Jackson is going to prison for the rest of his life.
  • Bernard Jackson is going to prison for the rest of his life.
Bernard Jackson, the 53-year-old man found guilty in July on seven counts of rape stemming from assaults in 1983 and 1984, was sentenced to 18 consecutive life sentences today by a Jackson County judge. Jackson was convicted on charges of breaking into the Waldo homes of women living alone and raping and robbing them. He was convicted of 18 felonies including the seven rape charges, seven counts sodomy and four robbery charges. The sentence was the maximum allowed.

KCTV-TV Channel 5 reports that Jackson's attorney said she is filing an appeal and that Jackson still says he is innocent. Prosecutors used a combination of DNA evidence and witness testimony to convict Jackson. The Star reports, he has already spent more than 30 years in prison on unrelated sexual assault charges.

Jackson faces another trial for rapes in 2009 and 2010 in Waldo and Brookside, but a trial date hasn't been set.

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Mission finally exempts churches from "driveway tax"

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 4:05 PM

You gotta fight for your right to be tax-exempt!
  • You gotta fight for your right to be tax-exempt!
More than a year after Mission announced that it would start assessing a transportation utility fee — colloquially known as a "driveway tax" — on homes and businesses and based on the traffic they create, the city has finally decided places of worship will not have to pay the fee. The collected fees will go toward road maintenance, so it made some logical sense that large businesses like Target stores and other places that generate many trips, including schools and churches, would pay for causing wear and tear on streets. But that didn't really jive with churches' non-profit status.

The Alliance Defense Fund, a group that litigates on behalf of religious organizations, sued for two churches which argued that the fee is nothing more than a tax with a contrived name. So, really, they said, Mission was taxing the churches, which are tax-exempt under state law, for having people come worship. The Star reports that the city council has at last been swayed, and churches will be exempted from the fee is the ADF drops its suit. The paper said that First Baptist Church of Mission and St. Pius X would have to cough up $970.77 and $1,685.19 respectively.

Everybody else in Mission will still have to chip in to the road repair fund, which the city says will average $72 per house. The fee takes effect October 10.

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Canceled: Lupe Fiasco at the MIdland

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 12:11 PM

This just in from the Midland folks: The Lupe Fiasco show scheduled for Thursday, October 6 at The Midland by AMC has been cancelled. Refunds are available at point-of-purchase locations.

The Jayhawks' Mockingbird Time: Sample before the show

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 11:52 AM

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  • Jim Gavenus

The Jayhawks, alas, do not hail from Lawrence, Kansas. The alt-country lifers are from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They recently released a new record, Mockingbird Time, and they'll be at the Beaumont Club on Saturday, November 12. 7 p.m. All-ages. Tickets $21 to $25.

To get an idea of what you might expect from that show, have a listen to this show, a Jayhawks performance at Minnesota Public Radio's Fitzgerald Theater.

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Big Smith, Jerrod Niemann and other recently announced incoming artists

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Hammerlord
  • Hammerlord

Extreme midget wrestling, Big Smith, and Jerrod Niemann: A diverse group of show announcements for you this week.

The one I'm most giddy about is a bit more doom-worthy: Hammerlord’s double feature of Fiend Club: a tribute to the Misfits. The first performance is Friday, October, 28, on the Riot Room’s patio at midnight (21-plus). Appropriately foreboding, no? The second performance is Sunday, October 30, at the Replay Lounge. 21-plus. 10 p.m. Just in time for Halloween.

Here are some other shows that were recently announced:

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Rooftop Vigilantes return, with Suzannah Johannes and Fourth of July, last night at the Replay

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 11:42 AM

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“Here’s to school!” said Rooftop Vigilante Zach Campbell.
Silence from the crowd.
“Here’s to prescription amphetamines!”
Cheers from the crowd.

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Jared Allen is really happy to not play for the Chiefs anymore

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 11:42 AM

Jared Allen is happy he left town.
  • Jared Allen is happy he left town.
Defensive end Jared Allen's time with the Kansas City Chiefs was a little bit troubled. Although Allen, now with the Minnesota Vikings, and Chiefs fans got along great, the front office took issue with his two DUI arrests in 2006. That legal trouble pushed Allen into a pissing match with Chiefs' general manager Carl Peterson, who, Allen felt, had reneged on a promise to sign him to a long-term contract. Eventually Allen was shipped off to the Vikings, whose fans fell in love hard for the guy. Like, seriously hard.

Sunday will mark Allen's return to Arrowhead, and the mullet-sporting quarterback smusher has spend the the last few days telling reporters just how happy he is to not play for the Chiefs anymore.

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Are you going to the American Royal?

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 10:30 AM

You cant just take any old bus to the American Royal.
  • The Kitchn
  • You can't just take any old bus to the American Royal.
The arrival of the American Royal has always felt like the fifth season to me. I catch glimpses of rodeo clowns and out-of-state trucks pulling smokers on hitches and I get a real itch to cook a massive slab of meat. It seems I'm not alone in my craving for 'cue.The Chicago Tribune recently excerpted portions of Michael and Jane Stern's new eating travelogue, "The Lexicon of Real American Food." In the new book about the specialties and regional eats of this country, there's a section on "brownies (not the dessert we were searching for yesterday):"

Brownies: These bits of barbecue are also known as burnt ends. According to the Sterns, brownies are a specialty of Kansas City barbecue joints. You can get brownies and chili together at the Woodyard Bar-B-Que, 3001 Merriam Lane, Kansas City, Kan.; 913-362-8000; woodyardbbq.com.

So, will you be on the look out for brownies or other barbecue this weekend at the American Royal?

Drakkar Sauna and Karma Vision: Two Final Friday ideas for Lawrence folks

Posted By on Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Drakkar Sauna
  • Drakkar Sauna
Lawrence’s unspoken Taproom-Replay rivalry takes the form of two extremely attractive and conflicting Final Friday after-parties tonight.

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