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Comment Archives: stories: News: Kansas City Strip

Re: “Spinning the Span

"The entire Kansas City Riverfront Heritage Trail was supposed to be finished by now: a 9-mile path stretching from Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park in Missouri to Kaw Point -- where Lewis and Clark landed in 1804 -- in Kansas. It was hoped that the trail, littered with art and history markers, would be finished in time for the 2004 bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition."

Well, it's 2009, four years after this article was written, and STILL the Riverfront Heritage Trail isn't complete.

In defense of the organizers of the trail, putting something like this together is far, far, far more difficult than you would imagine.

That particular issue with the RHT is that there are HUGE number of different governments, government agencies, other agencies, private companies, and others they have to work with to make the trail become a reality.

Making all that harder, a simple little common-sense thing like a bicycle trail isn't a high priority for any of the individual governments and agencies involved.

Then getting these various governments and agencies to actually *work together* is yet another layer of difficulty.

As slow as the trail has been in coming together, the fact that it is coming together *at all* is a testament to the tenacity of a few people like Darby Trotter.

FYI, Pitch really ought to talk to Trotter again and do a follow-up on the progress on the trail four years later.

Posted by Brent Hugh on 11/24/2009 at 10:40 PM

Re: “Spinning the Span

"The entire Kansas City Riverfront Heritage Trail was supposed to be finished by now: a 9-mile path stretching from Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park in Missouri to Kaw Point -- where Lewis and Clark landed in 1804 -- in Kansas. It was hoped that the trail, littered with art and history markers, would be finished in time for the 2004 bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark expedition." Well, it's 2009, four years after this article was written, and STILL the Riverfront Heritage Trail isn't complete. In defense of the organizers of the trail, putting something like this together is far, far, far more difficult than you would imagine. That particular issue with the RHT is that there are HUGE number of different governments, government agencies, other agencies, private companies, and others they have to work with to make the trail become a reality. Making all that harder, a simple little common-sense thing like a bicycle trail isn't a high priority for any of the individual governments and agencies involved. Then getting these various governments and agencies to actually *work together* is yet another layer of difficulty. As slow as the trail has been in coming together, the fact that it is coming together *at all* is a testament to the tenacity of a few people like Darby Trotter. FYI, Pitch really ought to talk to Trotter again and do a follow-up on the progress on the trail four years later.

Posted by Brent Hugh on 11/24/2009 at 7:40 PM

Re: “Kansas City Strip

if you don't want to listen to johny dare then don't...it is a free country for now....the more the govt gets involved the closer we come to not being a free country...i am so tired of the stupid liberals trying to control us...what we should do instead of worrying about the johny dares of the world is to get rid of the gays on prime time tv.....but then again i don't want to see that so i choose to change the channel....simple solution....so get a life!!!

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Posted by fed up with fed on 08/30/2009 at 2:16 AM

Re: “Kansas City Strip

if you don't want to listen to johny dare then don't...it is a free country for now....the more the govt gets involved the closer we come to not being a free country...i am so tired of the stupid liberals trying to control us...what we should do instead of worrying about the johny dares of the world is to get rid of the gays on prime time tv.....but then again i don't want to see that so i choose to change the channel....simple solution....so get a life!!!

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Posted by fed up with fed on 08/29/2009 at 11:16 PM

Re: “Unholy Roller

There is something strange about this church. Everything that looks good is not as it appears. I actually was vibing with this church. Sure I have heard negative gossips about this congregation but I always felt it was the devil speaking in tongues to me. I actually allowed my children and a few of their friends to attend this almighty "oneeighty program". Hahaha.. I have learned this church not to practice what they preach. The last oneeighty meeting I allowed my child to attend, I asked what did she learn....she says...PRAY TO GOD WHEN YOU ARE IN TROUBLE...I said Really????. Come on little Purkey...you can do better than that. Is this all you can come up with once the offering is collected. What I have learned about this ORGANIZATION is...unless you have money to give for offering or tithes, this may not be the church for you. Of course they must fininsh their payment on the Family Life Center, so not only do they brainwash you, I mean drain...oh well it is all the same about giving regularly even if you only have a loaf of bread and bologna at home, you must always give your burnt offerings to the church to be blessed and if you don't well the business office will make sure the church will have nothing more to say to you. DON'T BELIEVE ME...go to some of the YOUTH and ADULT Services yourself...PURE HYPOCRITES. The Bible speaks of the church being judged first when he returns. Did Little Pastor Purkey preach this to today's youth...while he is filling up is Ambercombie pockets full of all that mean green he and Big Pastor Purkey collects from the poor and wealthy!!!! No wonder this church was rumored as not being friendly as one thought. No wonder another Pastor left the church with many flocks to follow. Now I shall fly away as far as I can get from this mixed conscrewed organziation. Just another rip off if you ask me.........

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Posted by Religiously Correct on 07/17/2009 at 3:32 AM

Re: “Unholy Roller

There is something strange about this church. Everything that looks good is not as it appears. I actually was vibing with this church. Sure I have heard negative gossips about this congregation but I always felt it was the devil speaking in tongues to me. I actually allowed my children and a few of their friends to attend this almighty "oneeighty program". Hahaha.. I have learned this church not to practice what they preach. The last oneeighty meeting I allowed my child to attend, I asked what did she learn....she says...PRAY TO GOD WHEN YOU ARE IN TROUBLE...I said Really????. Come on little Purkey...you can do better than that. Is this all you can come up with once the offering is collected. What I have learned about this ORGANIZATION is...unless you have money to give for offering or tithes, this may not be the church for you. Of course they must fininsh their payment on the Family Life Center, so not only do they brainwash you, I mean drain...oh well it is all the same about giving regularly even if you only have a loaf of bread and bologna at home, you must always give your burnt offerings to the church to be blessed and if you don't well the business office will make sure the church will have nothing more to say to you. DON'T BELIEVE ME...go to some of the YOUTH and ADULT Services yourself...PURE HYPOCRITES. The Bible speaks of the church being judged first when he returns. Did Little Pastor Purkey preach this to today's youth...while he is filling up is Ambercombie pockets full of all that mean green he and Big Pastor Purkey collects from the poor and wealthy!!!! No wonder this church was rumored as not being friendly as one thought. No wonder another Pastor left the church with many flocks to follow. Now I shall fly away as far as I can get from this mixed conscrewed organziation. Just another rip off if you ask me.........

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Posted by Religiously Correct on 07/17/2009 at 12:32 AM

Re: “The High Life

Funny to run across this article. Tharp's an interesting chap for sure - interesting, that's a good word for it. I worked for him, or should I say got worked like a dog by him, back when he was running a small formula engine shop in Platte City in the 80s. It was a great looking house and a typical Tharp solution to a problem.

Posted by AStevens on 06/16/2009 at 6:16 PM

Re: “The High Life

Funny to run across this article. Tharp's an interesting chap for sure - interesting, that's a good word for it. I worked for him, or should I say got worked like a dog by him, back when he was running a small formula engine shop in Platte City in the 80s. It was a great looking house and a typical Tharp solution to a problem.

Posted by AStevens on 06/16/2009 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Killer Queen

the jewelbox was owned by my uncle and his name was John Tuccillo i think you should make that a infomation piece for us readers . No disrespect at all just feel he deserves it.

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Posted by j foo on 01/03/2009 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Killer Queen

the jewelbox was owned by my uncle and his name was John Tuccillo i think you should make that a infomation piece for us readers . No disrespect at all just feel he deserves it.

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Posted by j foo on 01/03/2009 at 8:56 AM

Re: “Unholy Roller

ignorance is bliss and you have to be ignorant to one believe the words of a clearly bias writer who twists the words of a good man I have been to his services and I know that I would not be were I am today if it weren�t for him and people like him telling it how at is raw and uncut and for someone to say that his teachings give "us Christians" a bad name needs to read up on how us Christians believe if the bible says that Jesus is the only way to get into heaven (and it does John 14.6) then he is right to say that Muslims are fools for praying to any other man. America is never happy when the youth is out steeling your car and breaking into your home then you want to complain that nothing is being done now you want to knock a man the man for doing more then his part in raising the youth of tomorrow. What are you doing to contribute, nothing but slandering the name of a good man. Two he has the right to say the truth in anyway he wants to as long as it�s the truth, and unlike most of the people illegitimately prejudging him I happen to know for a fact that he speaks the truth. Sometimes the truth hurts and if you�re too sensitive to what he has to say the listen to someone else say it as long as it the truth. And last not everyone is going to except the word of god no matter who its from, And that cux for them, hell is too hot and eternity is too long. I prey that the Lord gives you a ear to hear and a heart to receive the word and eternal salvation, because with people like Pastor John around there is no way you can say �God I didn�t know�.

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Posted by Ralph Holman on 10/26/2008 at 12:53 AM

Re: “Unholy Roller

ignorance is bliss and you have to be ignorant to one believe the words of a clearly bias writer who twists the words of a good man I have been to his services and I know that I would not be were I am today if it weren’t for him and people like him telling it how at is raw and uncut and for someone to say that his teachings give "us Christians" a bad name needs to read up on how us Christians believe if the bible says that Jesus is the only way to get into heaven (and it does John 14.6) then he is right to say that Muslims are fools for praying to any other man. America is never happy when the youth is out steeling your car and breaking into your home then you want to complain that nothing is being done now you want to knock a man the man for doing more then his part in raising the youth of tomorrow. What are you doing to contribute, nothing but slandering the name of a good man. Two he has the right to say the truth in anyway he wants to as long as it’s the truth, and unlike most of the people illegitimately prejudging him I happen to know for a fact that he speaks the truth. Sometimes the truth hurts and if you’re too sensitive to what he has to say the listen to someone else say it as long as it the truth. And last not everyone is going to except the word of god no matter who its from, And that cux for them, hell is too hot and eternity is too long. I prey that the Lord gives you a ear to hear and a heart to receive the word and eternal salvation, because with people like Pastor John around there is no way you can say “God I didn’t know”.

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Posted by Ralph Holman on 10/25/2008 at 9:53 PM

Re: “Unholy Roller

I am a Christain. I have to agree that if what you report about Mr. Purky is true, that he is off base. His way of preaching is wrong and he has no business leading youth. However, he is correct that the only way to heaven is through the God of the Bible--the God of Adam, Noah, and Moses. Salvation through Christ Jesus alone is the only way to God. Without it, humanity is doomed. If you don't believe me, then read the Bible (the best selling book ever written) and disprove it for yourself. You will not be able to disprove it. May the love of Christ soften your hearts.

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Posted by Jessica on 09/06/2008 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Unholy Roller

I am a Christain. I have to agree that if what you report about Mr. Purky is true, that he is off base. His way of preaching is wrong and he has no business leading youth. However, he is correct that the only way to heaven is through the God of the Bible--the God of Adam, Noah, and Moses. Salvation through Christ Jesus alone is the only way to God. Without it, humanity is doomed. If you don't believe me, then read the Bible (the best selling book ever written) and disprove it for yourself. You will not be able to disprove it. May the love of Christ soften your hearts.

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Posted by Jessica on 09/06/2008 at 9:39 AM

Re: “Unholy Roller

dude I love Jon Purkey, he is a man of God. He just speaks the Truth of Jesus Christ. You guys should come out to Lenexa Christian center yourselves and see how great it is before you believe what the pitch magazine says.

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Posted by Nathan Beck on 05/17/2008 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Unholy Roller

dude I love Jon Purkey, he is a man of God. He just speaks the Truth of Jesus Christ. You guys should come out to Lenexa Christian center yourselves and see how great it is before you believe what the pitch magazine says.

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Posted by Nathan Beck on 05/17/2008 at 6:05 PM

Re: “More Deadly Silence

My name is Venita Young and my daughter Skylar Young Plays on the Della Lamb Running Amgels 4th Grade A Team which were 6-0 at the AAU Tournament this pass weekend. This was the first time that any team has ever swept the AAU tournament. The team has now qualified to travel to the Nationals in Kenner, LA in June. I felt that this would be something positive that you can let the community know in Kansas City. The team is a small organization and has been winning against all the teams that have huge backing. All the other teams are not from the inter-city and are not a minority team. Also you do need to know that these girls also make excellent grades in school. I thought you might want to know this information since you are big on helping the kids in our community. If you find this information interesting please feel free to contact Venita Young at 816-471-2299 or Coach Anthony Woods at Della Lamb, 816-260-5326

Posted by Venita Young on 04/29/2008 at 1:48 PM

Re: “More Deadly Silence

My name is Venita Young and my daughter Skylar Young Plays on the Della Lamb Running Amgels 4th Grade A Team which were 6-0 at the AAU Tournament this pass weekend. This was the first time that any team has ever swept the AAU tournament. The team has now qualified to travel to the Nationals in Kenner, LA in June. I felt that this would be something positive that you can let the community know in Kansas City. The team is a small organization and has been winning against all the teams that have huge backing. All the other teams are not from the inter-city and are not a minority team. Also you do need to know that these girls also make excellent grades in school. I thought you might want to know this information since you are big on helping the kids in our community. If you find this information interesting please feel free to contact Venita Young at 816-471-2299 or Coach Anthony Woods at Della Lamb, 816-260-5326

Posted by Venita Young on 04/29/2008 at 10:48 AM

Re: “The Hood

I hope everything works out! I'm glad to know that they are standing their ground. In the new millenium, there is no "white" or "black" neighborhood. Anybody should be able to live anywhere they want.

Posted by ameshak on 03/10/2008 at 12:01 AM

Re: “The Hood

I hope everything works out! I'm glad to know that they are standing their ground. In the new millenium, there is no "white" or "black" neighborhood. Anybody should be able to live anywhere they want.

Posted by ameshak on 03/09/2008 at 9:01 PM

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