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Re: “Was WyCo's Hollywood Casino Grant Fund defrauded?

A good chunk of those funds were raised by each home owner who paid into this fund to get the sidewalks redone. It wasn't a handout as street by street had to raise funds to qualify.

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Posted by Bill Siggins on 06/27/2015 at 1:15 PM

Re: “Why is Chiefs superfan Helmet Man still on the terrorist watch list?

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Posted by Salman Mehmood on 06/26/2015 at 1:07 AM

Re: “Think Big Partners is KC's tech darling. Where'd its money come from?

Herb Sih is a great person. Truly. I feel sad for he and his family being under such attack. He and his family are real, kind, generous and loving people. There are real people behind these articles...children of families. Please think of them before publicly saying unkind things.

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Posted by Sarah Rhoades Gouttierre on 06/25/2015 at 3:18 PM

Re: “The upcoming convention hotel is getting a lot more than $35 million in public funding

Crazy Clown...ya sure do a lot of complanin' don't ya? What ya so mad at, bra?

Posted by Ya Know on 06/25/2015 at 2:37 PM

Re: “The upcoming convention hotel is getting a lot more than $35 million in public funding

KC Watch Doggy - also throw in that 18th Vine District and the 2 failed attempts to bring back the River Quay Market area in the 1990's as well.

that would of been back about the time the Steamboat Arabia was involved in a Law suit over leaking water into their Exhibit back in the 1990's, if ya remember that ??

KCMO has always Failed at just about everything they do, or have done thru the past decades, starting with Clever when he was Mayor and that Degenerate Carol Coe when she was city council Misfit always making the news, if ya remember any of that fiasco' ???

KCMO city hall officials are incompetent and totally inept, and it won't change anytime soon !

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Posted by Crazy Clown on 06/25/2015 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Was WyCo's Hollywood Casino Grant Fund defrauded?

CASINO'S , Money, and Agendas, now where have we all heard this before ???

1995's Building of KCMO Casino's and their supposed support of city agendas some that never happened as investigated by several TV Stations back in early 2000's.

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Posted by Crazy Clown on 06/25/2015 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Think Big Partners is KC's tech darling. Where'd its money come from?

Don't blame the lenders for filling the need and taking advantage in a fucked up state like Missouri. Blame the crooked republican legislature for being complicit and filling their own coffers. There is a reason MO has more payday loan places than anywhere else. Everybody involved is getting huge payoffs.

Posted by This is B.S. on 06/24/2015 at 10:23 PM

Re: “Melissa Stevens – heir to the Patricia Stevens Modeling School – refuses to be forgotten

I graduated from Patricia Stevens finishing and career college in Toledo Ohio,

studying, modeling and fashion merchandising. I went on and became a teacher for a

year. Met my current husband who was my photographer and later married live in Central


We have a business in textiles, making silk scarves and wraps. We print on silk for

other artists and photographers throughout the world, going on 12 years.

I owe my success to my husband Robert Burger, without his insight of our industry we

would not have a successful silk business. Bob (Robbie) also taught me photography

when we lived in Toledo. I have been a photographer for over 40 years.

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Posted by Marlena on 06/24/2015 at 2:13 PM

Re: “Was WyCo's Hollywood Casino Grant Fund defrauded?

"But I do think in particular, Mark Mohler, who is on the Wyandotte County Parks Foundation board and also president of Rosedale Development Association, is upset that RDA did not receive more funds and as a result has been part of creating these problems."

It all comes back to big bad RDA, doesn't it?

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Posted by Ben Alexander on 06/24/2015 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Was WyCo's Hollywood Casino Grant Fund defrauded?

I know we didn't see no new side walks or curbs on my Cambridge St in the Spring Valley Neighborhood and I'm thinking I'm glad we didn't if this is how they paid for the side walks on Francis. Nice going!

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Posted by LeAnn Baker on 06/24/2015 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Was WyCo's Hollywood Casino Grant Fund defrauded?

Man- she REALLY REALLY likes the sidewalks over in the SVNA!!!

Visit the SVNA website that talks about the sidewalk repair here:…

You see this text from 2014-
2014 was our most exciting and productive year for sidewalks repair. Approximately one third of the neighborhood got their sidewalks, curbs, and driveway aprons repaired. Commissioner Ann Murguia dedicated $120,000 of her Community Neighborhood Infrastructure Program (CNIP) funds towards this work. The Neighborhood Association also raised approximately $20,000 of additional funds. Work on Francis, Eaton, and Cambridge Streets south of 45th was completed over the summer. The results are fantastic and speak for themselves!

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Posted by Jake Elliott on 06/24/2015 at 9:53 AM

Re: “Was WyCo's Hollywood Casino Grant Fund defrauded?

So the 'new process' is using fraudulent tax IDs to apply for grants. Yeah can't imagine why anyone would have a problem with that new process. Classic politicking.

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Posted by Sarah Preu on 06/23/2015 at 11:32 PM

Re: “As Honeywell closes its 60-year-old site, workers are dealing with the fatal aftereffects

My mother Ella Nora Harrington worked at the Bendix location in the mid 60's to the mid 80's. She died of Cancer in 1991 while staying with me in Maryland.
She visited me in 1975 and she was suffering from red and blue blisters on the palms of her hands and the soles of her feet. We had no idea what it was at that time and neither did the Dr's
I want to know if anyone else had suffered from the same symptoms
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Posted by coolgem on 06/23/2015 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Think Big Partners is KC's tech darling. Where'd its money come from?

How many of you have taken out a payday loan? Who was holding a gun to your head when you did it? Herb? Hatchet jobs like this one reminds how small-minded our small town can be. Herb has spent a good part of his life trying to give back to this community...and this is how we show our appreciation???

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Posted by DonP on 06/22/2015 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Streetside: Uber is user-friendly. That doesn't mean Uber respects you

UBER loses in California Courts :…

Uber is in trouble. The curious transportation start up that formed in 2009 as a way to find better service than what local taxi services offered has grown into a near $50-billion business. Uber acts as a digital middleman of sorts, or maybe the best dispatcher in the world. Users are quickly able to find paid transportation through the Uber app. The business model has burned through the world as a modern alternative to the relatively cold-hearted taxi industry. But the success has not come without controversy. Local taxi companies have fought tooth-and-nail to force Uber to carry the same permits, and liabilities that they do. Labor rights groups began to question Uber’s classification of drivers as contract workers, rather than paid employees. This definition of Uber’s drivers allows them to skirt many of the requirements, and services that an employer must provide its traditional employees. As contract workers, Uber is not required to provide things like unemployment, healthcare, benefits, and numerous other employee protection rights.

Uber has won, and lost this case before, with a recent ruling in February where a former “employee,” as the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity would later decide, opened suite against Uber when the he was denied unemployment benefits after being involved in an accident while on duty. The employee was able to successfully argue that since Uber dictated the who-what-when-where aspects of a driver’s job, the drivers were no longer working as independent contractors, but instead they were now dutiful employees of Uber.

A similar case arrived in California on June 3, 2015, when Barbara Ann Berwick filed suit against Uber for unpaid wear and tear, toll expenses, and labor, that when factored into her pay, Berwick claimed she was being paid below minimum wage. Uber has stood staunch that its drivers are paid contract workers. In court documents released by the San Francisco Superior Court, Uber claims it is “engaged in the business of providing lead generation to the Transportation Provider comprised of requests for transportation service made by individuals using Uber Technologies, Inc.’s mobile application. . . [Uber] provides a platform for Users to connect with independent Transportation Providers.” Effectively, Uber is claiming that it is only the middle-man in the process, facilitating the process with a supplied iPhone, and/or Uber application; and that drivers are free to use those leads as they please as there’s no obligation for an Uber driver to select a lead, or work a set number of hours. However, after 180 days of inactivity, Uber can shut down a driver’s account. Uber also requires drivers to acquire any local permits for transporting passengers, and also to carry $1,000,000 in liability insurance. Along with the additional wear on the vehicle, these costs are solely the responsibility of the driver; Uber does not compensate drivers for the additional costs, other than the driver’s normal wage.

The Superior Court’s ruling was based on defining an independent contractor, and an employee. The court concluded that independent contractors were defined as having “an occupation or business distinct from that of the principal [or alleged employer].” This simply means that a contractor’s services are not vital to the hiring company’s operations. An electrician that installs new outlets in an office that does graphic design is an independent contractor. While he’s there to sustain the business’ operation in some way, in this case adding infrastructure, he is not a part of the business’ core service: graphic design.

The Superior Court finally concluded that “Plaintiff’s (Berwick, driver) work was integral to Defendants’ (Uber’s) business. Defendants are in the business to provide transportation services to passengers. Plaintiff did the actual transporting of those passengers. Without drivers such as Plaintiff, Defendants’ business would not exist.”

The Superior Court also went on to define Uber’s role in their drivers’ job. With control over hiring, firing, access to customers, the provided application, and most importantly: pay, the court decided that “Plaintiff was Defendants’ employee.”

Berwick has been awarded $4,152.20 for her lost wages, and extra toll charges. However, the reason this case has come to light is because Uber has appealed the decision.

While this judgment only pertains to the civil dispute between Uber, and Berwick, it sets a precedent for many current, and future lawsuits, while also propelling legislation that could enforce this decision on a wider scale.

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Posted by Crazy Clown on 06/18/2015 at 7:37 PM

Re: “Ahead of Friday's Raucous Caucus, here's The Pitch's candidate roundup

Dennis Anthonhy also considers the GLBT community an abomination he has posted the past three years in the Kansas City Star's Letter to the Editor's column...

amazing how he stopped doing that of he might miss a vote from them.

Not the man for the job.

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Posted by tresdognite on 06/18/2015 at 5:12 PM

Re: “Think Big Partners is KC's tech darling. Where'd its money come from?

What's her name David?

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Posted by Valleygirl69 on 06/18/2015 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Six new players prepare to enter KC's craft-beer community

There is a big difference in licensing laws between MO and KS. MO is beer friendly probably because of Bud in St. Louis. It was not that long ago that you could not buy beer from a liquor store on Sunday in KS and nobody ever appeared to know what a growler was. KS repeatedly drives the business across the state line. Most of the action in the state of KS is on the MO line and the State is giving away money right and left by over taxing and business restrictions. Taxes on Gas, Liquor, Cigarettes is where the money is. I don't smoke but everything else I buy on the MO side. No wonder KS has a budget deficit, they don't know how to run their operation. Thinking that raising taxes is the answer will only drive more money to MO. Time for some Politicians who understand economics.

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Posted by Richard on 06/18/2015 at 2:33 PM

Re: “Think Big Partners is KC's tech darling. Where'd its money come from?

All you PDL people can defend your actions on this comment thread, but you know very well what you are doing is wrong. Taking advantage of the weak is the lowest of the low.

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Posted by KCK Man on 06/18/2015 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Tacos, pizza, sandwiches — some of the metro's best lunches are in Kansas City, Kansas

Ok I am so excited to say that Big Grill and more is the best local family owned place in town. It has great BBQ and great home cooked, and grilled foods. This establishment is owned by 5 brothers and sisters with Louisiana roots and they know how to do it right. Besides it's so cute in there you'll love it!

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Posted by tyboogie on 06/18/2015 at 1:00 PM

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