Her column might not offer the most biting news about what's going on in her neighborhood, but Bunny the News Hound is as reliable as a best friend. Each week, she fetches little treats of information from her backyard, the historic northeast area of Kansas City. Her column in the Northeast News is mostly tail-wagging stuff -- businesses opening and closing, kids earning scholarships, block parties -- good news Bunny digs up when she's out sniffing around. But occasionally, she claws her way into some good dirt and picks a bone about the occasional mutt who stinks up the neighborhood with its doo-doo: Bunny's not afraid to protect her turf with a mean little bark, as she did recently with the foul-mouthed Michele Hensley. Bunny's not a snobby show dog, either, always prancing around and showing off. She's just plain loyal to her readers. That's why we're giving her this pat on the back.