Friday, April 30, 2010

Bernard Jackson, KCMO homicide No. 36: Man shot after argument

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 4:41 PM

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Kansas City police have identified 23-year-old Bernard Jackson as the victim of this morning's homicide in the 8500 block of 108th Street.

Police responded to a shooting around 12:46 a.m. and found Jackson dead

from apparent gunshot wounds.

Police say Jackson and another person were arguing inside prior to the shooting.

No suspects are in custody.

If you have any information about this homicide, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Better than a fund raiser, it's a Wonder Fair fun raiser

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 4:29 PM

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The Wonder Fair art gallery has moved from its basement digs below the Casbah Market to new digs above the Casbah, at 803 1/2 Massachusetts in Lawrence. They're not quite moved in yet. Much like taking when you get your first apartment, but before you move in the couches, they're having a party tonight.

Starting at 7:00 p.m., you'll be able to check out the new space before they move in all the artwork. In addition, you can see performances from the California Craisins, Fourth of July, and the Team Bear Club All-Stars featuring Greg Enemy and Morris Mars.

It's $3 at the door, and runs until 11:00 p.m., meaning you can pop across the street and around the corner to catch most of Turnt Up at the Taproom when you're done. You can thank me for planning your awesome Friday night later.

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Just another good old-fashioned marriage: Comment of the Week

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 4:10 PM

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Family members of Randy and Teresa Stone revealed this week that Teresa Stone admitted that she engaged in a 10-year affair with David

Love, who was the pastor of New Hope Baptist Church until his resignation Sunday.

Randy Stone, 42,  was found dead at his

Farmer's Insurance office, 13912 East Noland Court, on March

31.

No charges have been filed in Stone's death.

Pitch commenter Abe sees this one more example of family values.

Just another heartwarming story about a wonderful, wholesome Christian marriage. Good thing those gays can't marry, am I right?

No argument here.

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Now you have plans for the weekend

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 3:00 PM

Get to know Sangrita, it's a great compliment to tequila.
  • Get to know Sangrita, it's a great compliment to tequila.

You need plans. Fat City has a recycle bin full of listings. In this post, all our problems are solved.

Bierocks, barbecue and Baja fried fish are just some of your options at the 2010 Kansas Sampler Festival

on Saturday and Sunday (and again next weekend) in

Leavenworth. This is your chance to experience all things Kansas, not

just food. But while you're there, you might as well learn about Kansas

wineries and microbreweries. Admission is $5.

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Prison-break stripes: Clothes Whores Pet Peeve No. 4

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 3:00 PM

The J. Peterman catalog actually sells the shirt on the right:

"Subversive," no. Hideous, yes.
  • "Subversive," no. Hideous, yes.


It's called the Subversive Striped Shirt (No. 2717).

You've awoken to the first bleat of roll call. Your punk-ass cellie didn't wake you with a stab from the end of his shiv, carved from the husk of a shit-stained toothbrush, as is his habit. You already know you're getting a violation write-up for this, and it's your third, and the next time you lay your head down to sleep it will be against the maggot-encrusted wall of The Hole. But it's all good, yo -- you're still everybody's bitch because you're wearing our burlap-soft Subversive Striped Shirt.

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Kris Kobach rides wave of publicity post-Arizona immigration crackdown law

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 2:25 PM

Kris Kobach finally won an immigration battle in Arizona.
  • Kris Kobach finally won an immigration battle in Arizona.

Kansas Secretary of State candidate Kris Kobach scored a victory earlier this month in Arizona with the passing of what's been called a "landmark" law that gives Arizona police the power to arrest anyone they believe to be immigrants (with "reasonable suspicion," of course) who cannot show proof of citizenship during the course of a law enforcement action, such as a traffic stop. Kobach helped write the law, and he's basking in the media spotlight, including an op-ed in the New York Times.

Time called the bill "the toughest anti-illegal-immigrant measure in a generation." Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed the bill into law a week ago.

"There are some things that states can do and some that states can't do,

but this law threads the needle perfectly," Kobach told Time.

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Closed restaurant list: April

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 2:00 PM

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Sheryl? Did you see this?
Clearly, news that the Leawood location of JP Wine Bar closed last week is taking its sweet time trickling down to customers: The note, pictured right, was taped to the entrance last night so that someone named Sheryl could find her friends, who had moved over to Sullivan's Steakhouse across the parking lot.

The JP Wine Bar downtown is still open, but the end of its Leawood branch isn't surprising to at least one former employee (he asked to remain nameless) who told me a month ago that he expected the Leawood restaurant to close soon: "It's leached all the money out of the company," he said.

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Another empty venue in Leawood's One Nineteen Shopping Center
He wouldn't comment on the lawsuit filed four months ago accusing JP Wine Bar owners Keith and Linda Gobel of running "a Madoffesque Ponzi scheme."

"Just wait," said the former JP employee. "It will all come out in the courtroom."

In the meantime, the chairs, tables and bar inside the Leawood storefront are just waiting for a new owner to come in and turn it into something different.

 

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Fried vegetables!

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 1:00 PM

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Fried green beans are good for you, right?
French fries are great, but the hot trend is for non-spud fried vegetables. Fried green beans are popping up on menus everywhere: I'm not sure if they're actually healthier than french fries or onion rings, but for anyone whose nagging mother insisted that green beans -- usually the canned variety -- were so good for you, it's nice to imagine that they are.

Here's our list of the Top Five fried veggies in town:

 

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