The 21-year-old was dead from an apparent gunshot wound, making him the 27th homicide victim in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2012.
Police say they are still looking for suspects. If you can help, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 or the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043.
As of yesterday, the KCPD had solved seven of this year's homicides.
And for some, it's hard to leave behind the world of pig and beef and chicken. That's why there's an entire industry dedicated to producing veggie burgers and tofurkys. The New York Times' Mark Bittman recently accompanied Dutch food writer Janneke Vreugdenhil to see the Vegetarian Butcher - an entire butcher shop dedicated to producing meatlike products sans the meat - at the Hague, Holland.
The piece by Vreugdenhil wonders why we go to such great lengths to turn vegetables into a facsimile of a very different food group. Her piece makes me want to know the same thing. Why do vegetarians seek out faux meat?
As if all that weren't enough, the car aficionado has recently been making the rounds on the stand-up circuit. He hits the Uptown in Kansas City this Friday, March 30, and recently joined The Pitch by phone to catch up before the show.
Bates was shot at 80th and Brooklyn around 4:30 p.m. Monday. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police say the suspect, described as a black male, was last seen fleeing the area on foot. If you can help them catch him, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.
Bates' 24th birthday was March 9.
After the jump, read the latest homicide analysis. The sad fact now is that Kansas City has seen more killings at this time than in the last four years.
According to a piece in the Kansas City Business Journal, the plant at 701 Broadway is expected to close next month. Parent company J.M. Smuckers announced in March 2010 that it would close the plant, which at the time employed 179 people, and move the production facility to New Orleans.
And while I'm polite, I recognize that it's irritating. Great dishes are like well-made movies - you want to immerse yourself in them for a brief few moments and forget everything else. Someone directly intruding in that moment is the closest that any of us will likely come to knowing what it's like to be with paparazzi. The Guardian wonders about our obsession with documenting what we eat in pictures in order to blast it out to the world via our social-media serving of choice. Is our desire to photograph our plates ruining the simple joy of eating out at a restaurant?
"A man called this afternoon and said he'd like to come by and build a garden for us," my wife told me two weeks ago.
"What? How did he know we wanted to build a garden? How did he get our name?" I asked, immediately on guard.
"He just plucked it out of the phone book," she said. "But I trust him."
And so last Thursday, just before 9 a.m., a red pickup with a slurry of dirt and water in the bed and a paper bag of seed packets in the passenger seat pulled into my driveway. A man with a sunburned neck and close-cropped, beginning-to-gray curls came to my door and asked if he could look at my lawn.
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