Christina M. Anderson has been identified as the woman found dead in the 3900 block of Southwest Ensign Drive Monday morning. But it's still uncertain how Anderson died.
KSHB Channel 41 reports that autopsy results were "inconclusive." Anderson was 41 years old, not 43 as was originally reported.
Lee's Summit police had referred to Anderson's death as "suspicious." Her body was found in a home in a subdivision known as Raintree
One sad detail
reported by KCTV 5: Anderson's children were inside the home when
her body was found.
Maria Carter is already a recognized name among local public radio fans. What groggy Morning Edition listeners may not know is that the pleasant lady who reads the Kansas City headlines is more than capable of knocking them senseless.
Folks who gets their morning news fix from National Public Radio on KCUR 89.3 FM hear Carter's voice as they cruise to work or sip their coffee. On weekdays, she's up at the crack of dawn to get to the studio. But on the weekends, she's up late, hip-checking ladies in fishnets as a member of the Dreadnought Dorothys, the most feared team in Kansas City's all-female roller derby league.
Saturday marked the start of the 2010 season for the Roller Warriors and the end of the KCUR pledge drive. So it was a perfect time to get a little insight from an athlete who can kick your ass and then tell you about it during your morning commute.
After our review of Clay Hughes's Burn album yesterday, we got an e-mail from the man himself. He tipped us off to the fact that he's got a video for "Sunday Stroll" up on Youtube. It's directed by Jonathan Dillon, who directed the indie film Fight Night. It's the slickest, most professional video I've yet to see come out of the KC area. While the video follows a familiar narrative -- kid goes to party, kid gets fucked up -- it manages to avoid a cliched ending.
Whether apathetic, uninformed or just plain fed up, few residents typically cast a ballot in elections for the Kansas City, Missouri, School Board (see this week's feature, "Board Brawl"). Bitch and moan about our failing schools? Sure. Bother to attend a candidate forum? Uh, no thanks.
But a crowded field of at-large candidates and a battle in Subdistrict Four (not to mention, a ton of press about Superintendent John Covington's school closings plan) could make this election a little more participatory.
A handful of influential groups have made their preferences clear. So who's got the backing of teachers, labor unions and political organizations?
Leatherface's new album, The Stormy Petrel, came out last week on No Idea. It's the English punk act's first album in over five years, and it's goddamn brilliant. Honestly, I've always been a bigger fan of bands that sound like Leatherface than Leatherface themselves, but this album is a top-to-bottom instant classic.
Leatherface frontman Frankie Stubbs' gruff vocals are mellowed somewhat here, and they sound melodic, if that's at all possible. The Stormy Petrel is a quietly powerful album that has strength within its chords and lyrics, and you should seek it out immediately. The opening track is below, and if it doesn't grab you, you've no soul.
And check out the tour routing at the band's website: there seems to be an empty date between the May 17 show at the Firebird in St. Louis and the May 18 show at Denver's Marquis Theatre. Might we hope for a May 18 Kansas City show?
Manifesto continues its Traveling Cocktail Club
tonight at BRGR Kitchen & Bar in Prairie Village. Mixologists Ryan
Maybee and Beau Williams are behind the bar from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
making Manifesto classics, BRGR signature
drinks and whatever you feel like drinking.
This is what it must be like to follow a band -- if that band made delicious cocktails.
The oldest vegetarian restaurant in Kansas City would now be 104 years old -- if it was still all-vegetarian. Operated by the Unity Temple, the Unity Inn was in occupied an old frame house at 913 Tracy in downtown Kansas City. The vegetarian dining room was so successful that by 1920, the vegetarian founders of Unity, Charles and Myrtle Fillmore, had built a beautiful cafeteria at the corner of Ninth and Tracy (the building is still standing but not, alas, serving meatless fare -- or any other kind of food). That restaurant was moved out to Unity Village in Lee's Summit in 1949 and later added meat dishes.
When this spiral-bound cookbook was published in 1966, the Unity Inn still held to its meatless roots and offered only recipes for meat-free dishes, including a recipe for Unity Stew requiring one 14-ounce can of a product called Soyameat and a stuffed bell pepper recipe featuring one cup of "vegeburger."
The Unity Inn was famous for its salads; here's the recipe for its Unity Cider and Apple Salad.
The new EP from No Friends, the hardcore group fronted by Municipal Waste's Tony Foresta is called Traditional Failures. As fantastic as last year's debut on No Idea was, this is even better. It's not even nine minutes long, and it's a breath of fresh air. No thrash, no tough guy, no emo, no screamo -- this is just good, old-fashioned hardcore.
Kiss of Death Records is offering it up as a free download, as they'll be doing with pretty much every release from this point onward. The idea is that if you like the 128 Kbps MP3s offered for free, you'll buy either high-def 320 Kbps versions or a physical copy. Traditional Failures will be offered via a one-sided 12" sometime soon.
Go download it via Kiss of Death's webstore. You'll have to fill out some stuff, but it's worth the annoyance.
While we wait for Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon to sign a ban on K2 synthetic marijuana, some of you might be stockpiling the faux reefer.
At least that's what's been hinted at by various commenters on this site. And I've seen brisk sales at metro stores still carrying the stuff.
Now, I'm not going to name any names, and I'm certainly not going to tell you to stop buying. But buyer beware. Know your dealer.
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