Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dirty dishware tops list of restaurant customer turnoffs

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 9:15 AM

What's worse, dirty bathrooms or dirty dishes?
  • What's worse, dirty bathrooms or dirty dishes?

What are your biggest turnoffs in a restaurant? Dirty bathrooms? A server with poor personal hygiene? A waiter who looks like he just rolled out of bed?

How about the stench of bus tubs stacked with dirty dishes or a dining room reeking of mothballs?

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Kansas City police officers to be awarded for helping filthy, drunken hoarders

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 9:00 AM

NOT the KC couple's home.
  • NOT the KC couple's home.

An elderly Northland couple called the cops on themselves 10 times in five months. Sometimes, the husband would call with health-related questions. Other times, the wife was calling for help resolving a marital spat.

Kansas City police officers J.D. Pettey and Philip Sipple responded to each call. The husband was usually drunk when the officers arrived, they noted, and the wife appeared to have a hoarding problem. Rather than ignoring the couple's obvious issues, the cops did something innovative: They helped.

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Laugh at Bill Belzer -- for a good cause

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 8:31 AM

The Mongol Beach Party, in 1989
  • The Mongol Beach Party, in 1989

There's nothing like a good old ball-busting roast to get a party started. Billy Belzer -- who's been a member of Mongol Beach Party, New Amsterdams, The Ssion and Uncle Tupelo member -- is hosting a multi-media show at the RecordBar on December 17. Here's the skinny:

I'm hosting a show at Kansas City's RecordBar that will benefit Kansas City Free Health Clinic's HIV Testing programs. The show's theme is a 'roast' of myself in which i play with my current bands The Sleazebeats and Mary Fortune. The Master (Mistress) of ceremonies is Shannon Michaelski who also sings in SSION and is entrusted, for the evening, with busting my chops between musical sets. There will be special guests, power point presentations, local celebrities and costume changes. FUN!

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University of Maryland boasts nation's first competitive eating club

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 8:25 AM

If a man eats a hot dog by himself, will anyone record the stats?
  • If a man eats a hot dog by himself, will anyone record the stats?

They lift their forks to their mouths in the hopes that one day what they do will matter. Mounds of hamburgers and dozens of pizza are consumed, all in the name of not letting meal-plan credits expire.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the University of Maryland's Competitive Eating Club, and according to AOL News, they just want somebody to eat against. Because, you see, the nation's first competitive eating club doesn't yet have competition.

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Ivan Miller, KCMO homicide No. 95: Body found in field near 44th and Myrtle

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Ivan Miller is KCMO's 95th homicide victim.
  • Ivan Miller is KCMO's 95th homicide victim.

UPDATE: Kansas City police have identified the homicide victim from 44th an Myrtle as 29-year-old Ivan J. Miller. Police are still seeking leads in the case, so if you know something, call 816-474-8477.



Original Story (November 29): Kansas City homicide detectives are investigating after a man's body was found in a field near 44th and Myrtle around 8 a.m. Monday.


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Michael D. Givens dies after being stabbed in a McDonald's parking lot

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 8:00 AM

Michael Givens died after being stabbed at a McDonald's.
  • Michael Givens died after being stabbed at a McDonald's.

Michael D. Givens was stabbed during a fight in the parking lot of a Raytown McDonald's on November 18. Six days later -- on the night before Thanksgiving -- the 19-year-old died from his wounds.

On the night of the stabbing, Raytown police took a Kansas City man into

custody at the scene of the fight. However, the man was released, and

no charges have been filed in the case.

Raytown police won't say

much other than the investigation continues and they plan to submit

their info to the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office soon.

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The ACBs video for 'Street Fighter II,' in which the band is chased through downtown Kansas City by a pack of grown men in diapers

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 7:14 AM


This past Saturday, the ACBs played a record release party for their new album, Stona Rosa. We wrote about it in the paper

At the show, the band premiered their video for "Street Fighter II," a song off the album. The video was made by the dudes in local video crew KYDJ, and in it the band is doggedly pursued by a roving pack of men dressed in diapers. The crowd loved it, I loved it, I think you will love it too. 

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Guns coming to a Kansas college campus near you?

Posted By on Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 7:00 AM

Forrest Knox wants YOU to carry guns on campus.
  • Forrest Knox wants YOU to carry guns on campus.

Kansas college students, one man is fighting for your right to bear arms on campus. Republican state Rep. Forrest Knox told the Star that he's going to push a bill that would allow students to carry concealed firearms in buildings without security measures like metal detectors or guards.

"My plan is to move that forward," Knox told the Star. "We will revise it somewhat and

try to deal with situations, realistic situations, in public buildings. ... If you deny my right to provide for my own security, then you need to

provide for my security."

I imagine Knox was firing two pistols in the air while saying this, and the Star's copy editors cut the yeehaw!

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Comment of the Day: Some guy offers to kill the WikiLeaks guy

Posted By on Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 4:30 PM

A lot of people want this man dead ... even one of our readers.
  • A lot of people want this man dead ... even one of our readers.

Julian Assange needs to watch his back. The latest round of WikiLeaks has expanded the list of people who want him dead, including one Ron Newman:

julian assange is an enemy of all free nation'''''''''''s ,he need's to be stopped!for the good of all nation's!if i had the intel i would kill him myself!


Heads of state and government officials, take note. If you want Assange dead, you have a volunteer assassin. Read more in this

week's edition of Rightbloggers.

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