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Re: “Josey Records, out of Dallas, is coming to Kansas City

I don't see this as good news. I will continue to support locally owned record stores like Seventh Heaven, Mills Record Company, etc.

Posted by Severin on 05/22/2015 at 9:18 AM
Posted by This is B.S. on 05/21/2015 at 11:39 PM

Re: “Eric 'Mean' Melin gives us the rundown on Saturday's U.S. Air Guitar qualifier at RecordBar

Air guitar is all about self expression, confidence, and all-around badassery. It takes giant stones to get on the stage and shred like its nobody's business. Air guitar is pretty much the coolest thing around and I'll be happy to lend either air drums or air bass for my shredder brethren.

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Posted by Jack on 05/21/2015 at 10:33 PM

Re: “Eric 'Mean' Melin gives us the rundown on Saturday's U.S. Air Guitar qualifier at RecordBar

Air guitar was funny and entertaining for about 10 min in the mid 1990s. Just my opinion. Discuss.

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Posted by cmcmcm on 05/21/2015 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Bizou food truck is now serving real Breton-style crepes

Where will you be this Saturday morning.. ...?

Posted by Alexis Martin on 05/21/2015 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

I work in the non-profit accreditation industry, though in a different field of study, so I'm familiar with some of the processes. I did some digging and it looks like this only affects the LPN program, not the RN program. In fact, the 2-year RN program is still accredited, having had their accreditation reaffirmed by ACEN in 2014. The RN Program isn't due for review until 2022.

As far as this whole "conditional" accreditation thing is concerned, Conditional Accreditation IS still accreditation. It's not unusual for schools or programs to have few areas that still need to see improvement, while most other areas are satisfactory.

Something this article doesn't touch on is the fact that there are no other LPN programs accredited by ACEN in Missouri. Anyone can verify this themselves at the ACEN website. MCC can't be the only school in the state offering an LPN, so why are none of the other accredited? If ACEN accreditation is so important, important enough for this article to have been written, one would expect other LPN program in the state to also be accredited. That isn't the case. So it may be that there is a perception, by MCC, that the value of accreditation for the LPN is low enough as to just do without it. That's not to say accreditation isn't important and doesn't have value, but if your competitors (other schools) don't care to have it, it may not be worth having that status.

And as aside, my mother is an RN and I vaguely remember her saying, not too long ago, that there's a push within nursing and the medical industry to move people towards RNs through the phasing out of LPNs. Hospitals want RNs who can do more, whereas LPNs are fairly limited to certain duties. I can't find any sources for this at the moment, unfortunately. Maybe someone else can.

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Posted by Giles Rafol on 05/21/2015 at 5:31 PM
Posted by saddened on 05/21/2015 at 5:14 PM

Re: “The Zip Code

I would give anything for this recipe...aaah!

Posted by Ks on 05/21/2015 at 4:41 PM

Re: “From the Bulldog will come the Ruins

"Dick Snow" ...I'm just gonna leave this here

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Posted by Seandmal on 05/21/2015 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

Mark James was hired approximately 5 years ago and the LPN program was having problems then. Mark's knee jerk reaction was to upset the apple cart and make personnel changes as well as bring in expensive consultants. As you can see, that has all been very effective. No one should be impressed with conditional approval by the State, especially after years of working on the situation.

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Posted by mccfac on 05/21/2015 at 2:52 PM

Re: “Bartender Paige Unger-Cline has traded mixology for motherhood and mortgages

Attitude? The only attitude I can see is someone petty enough to actually take the time to write something like that. I sat at Paige's bar for several years from her time at Blue Stem and Extra Virgin and she was nothing but enjoyable, friendly, and professional. Considering her major bartending accolades, notoriety and accomplishments (read: Paris of the Plains winner and two time Speedrack champion), I think the industry could use more people of her caliber. She will be dearly missed.

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Posted by trip two on 05/21/2015 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Bartender Paige Unger-Cline has traded mixology for motherhood and mortgages

So sad to see such a talented lady hanging up her shaker tins, but I admire her focus on that precious family she and Phil have just started. Good luck on your future endeavors Paige!!

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Posted by moderndaymedea on 05/21/2015 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Bartender Paige Unger-Cline has traded mixology for motherhood and mortgages

Good riddance. She ruined more than one American experience for me with her attitude problem. I'll consider going back now.

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Posted by loyalkc on 05/21/2015 at 1:36 PM

Re: “From the Bulldog will come the Ruins

Would be a lot cooler and actually successful if it were a Legends of the Hidden Temple bar.... and still attract the same crowd.

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Posted by Robert on 05/21/2015 at 1:31 PM
Posted by fake-ass Charles Ferruzza on 05/21/2015 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

I am not super familiar with nursing accreditations but can speak from experience in other degree program's accreditations. This could effect current students, especially those that will be transferring elsewhere to complete their education. Some institutions that these student's want to transfer to complete their bachelor or master's programs might require that specific accreditation to get into their programs.

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Posted by Bad Bad on 05/21/2015 at 12:24 PM

Re: “Ed Sheeran to open for the Rolling Stones at Kansas City show

There's a reason to go outside of the Rolling Stones sucking and being the most overrated band in history.

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Posted by ExileOnOverratedStreet on 05/21/2015 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Sick days at Metropolitan Community College continue as its practical-nursing program is stripped of its accreditation

I mean, the article never says they aren't accredited by the state board. The article says that while they are accredited, it is CONDITIONAL accreditation.

This troubles me. Even more troubling is the board unanimously voting on a resolution to support Mark James. Mostly, the reason this troubles me is how much the faculty have spoken out *against* him. At this point, it's simply a matter of them not listening to staff / faculty.

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Posted by AbleAbelian on 05/21/2015 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Rockfest lineup announced, featuring Tech N9ne, Papa Roach, Rob Zombie and more

You all put too much thought into this. Is rockfest fans are loyal to 989. Plus, quit bitching and enjoy life. Of course the haters are complaining, that's their job. Lol now go rock out with your cock out, tech will be bad ass too!

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Posted by lovelife on 05/21/2015 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Pizza delivery guy gets $10 tip on order of $1,500; what should it have been?

I am a pizza delivery driver for one of the national pizza chains in Athens, GA.
A few weeks ago a local factory owner ordered 165 large 1-topping pizzas for delivery at 3 different times the following day (first, second, and third shift).
Normally we charge right at $12.00 for a large 1-topping pizza including tax. But because her order was so large, the customer was charged a flat rate of $5.00 per pizza totaling $825.00.

All told, the customer received a more than % 50 discount on her order totaling approximately $1155.00!
$1980.00 (normal price), $825.00 (discounted price), $1155.00 (customer discount)
To prepare an order of this size is no small task. From the time the customer placed the order until the 3rd and final delivery was made at 10:30 PM the following day, no fewer than 2 people were working on its completion. Further, each separate delivery required 2 drivers.

In the end, the owner had one of her employees sign the credit card receipt with a tip of $30.00 for 6 drivers to split.
All of this is true (I kept the CC receipt and order ticket).
I am a former social studies teacher with a stellar resume and a mortgage to pay…so to those of you who say, “Get a better job” or something equally witty, spare me please.

*Some Information:
1. Delivery drivers almost always earn LESS than minimum wage and depend on tips to survive.
2. Delivery fees included on the customer bill DO NOT GO TO DRIVERS!
3. Delivery drivers spend most of their time working inside the restaurant. Delivering your order IS NOT all they do.

Just tip your delivery driver!

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Posted by MRGRANT on 05/21/2015 at 9:08 AM

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