Monday, April 30, 2012

Teresa Stone pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit murder in husband's killing

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Teresa Stone was accused of having an affair with her pastor.
  • Teresa Stone was accused of having an affair with her pastor.
Teresa Stone has pleaded guilty to conspiring with her pastor to kill her husband, Randy Stone.

KMBC reports that Stone made the plea Monday - the day her trial was supposed to begin - and prosecutors have agreed to not seek a sentence longer than 10 years.

In November, former pastor David Love pleaded guilty to second-degree murder charges in Stone's killing. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole for more than 25 years.

In March 2010, 42-year-old Randy Stone was found shot to death inside his Farmer's Insurance office in Independence. Stone's family members believe that Teresa Stone was carrying on a longtime affair with Love, who was the pastor of New Hope Baptist Church where the Stones were members.

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My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses are playing Starlight in August

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 11:33 AM

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  • MMJ
Big fat Monday-morning tour announcement: My Morning Jacket rolls into Starlight on Monday, August 6. But wait, there's more: Band of Horses is opening. That's a hot summer show. Tickets on sale this weekend.

Listen Before the Show: Peelander-Z

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM

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  • Whitney Lee
For those unfamiliar with Japanese rockers Peelander-Z, a brief warning: The music will probably take a backseat to the antics onstage. Like the Aquabats, the trio dress in uniforms and, at times, fight evildoers as part of their performance. You may also be called upon to bang on instruments or participate in a game of human bowling. I highly recommend that you check them out tonight at RecordBar, where they're joined by Radkey and Drop a Grand. Take a listen to "Space Vacation," off the band's new album, Space Vacation, on Chicken Ranch Records.

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Talib Kweli, with B Double E and Louiz Rip, last Friday at the Granada

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 11:10 AM

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Maybe the spring semester has gotten to the kids in Lawrence - on the block-and-a-half walk from the Granada to the car after Talib Kweli's performance Friday night, there were no fewer than three young drunkens fully laid out on the sidewalk, either on the verge of puking or passing out. It wasn't quite so boozy inside the venue, but the crowd made up for it by its evening-long attempt at the world's largest hotbox. I'll take the hotbox over sloppy drunks just about any day: less potential for collateral damage.

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Midwest Living names Blanc, Wesport Flea Market among region's best burgers

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 10:00 AM

Westport Flea Market is likely the only place on the list with a burger car.
  • Dooby Brain
  • Westport Flea Market is likely the only place on the list with a burger car.
Burgers are like weather forecasters in Kansas City. We have no shortage of celebrated options. Thus, it makes sense that KC would have strong presence on a compendium of regional burger places.

Midwest Living tested 130 burgers en route to naming its 25 best burgers in the Midwest. Two Kansas City establishments made the list: the Westport Flea Market and Blanc Burgers + Bottles.

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Barbosa's is coming to Kansas City this summer

A St. Joseph's institution is headed to KC.

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 9:15 AM

A St. Joes classic is headed to KC.
  • Cardozo Family Adventure
  • A St. Joseph classic is headed to KC.
A St. Joseph tradition is coming to Kansas City. Barbosa's, arguably the best-known Mexican restaurant in St. Joseph, will be opening a new location at 12th Street and Oak this summer. Barbosa's Castillo (906 Sylvanie) has been in a classic Victorian mansion in downtown St. Joseph since 1974 - known as much for the cheese enchiladas and guacamole dip as its architecture.

StJoeChannel.com reports that Barbosa Express will be open for lunch Monday through Friday and is targeting a mid-June or early June opening. Who has been to Barbosa's, and what should Kansas Citians expect?

  • A St. Joseph's institution is headed to KC.

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Why the Royals' Bruce Chen drives opponents crazy

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 8:49 AM

You can get back to first, but you wont run on Chen.
  • You can get back to first, but you won't run on Chen.
Doing the same thing and expecting a different outcome isn't insanity - it's simply another start for Bruce Chen.

Yahoo has a solid write-up of one of the more entertaining moments in the Royals' 7-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, snapping the team's three-game winning streak. Pitcher Bruce Chen, who didn't make it out of the second inning, threw to first base 10 times during Jamey Carroll's at-bat to check on the speedy Denard Span, who had previously walked.

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Is wine just a beverage?

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Is it time we stopped romanticizing wine?
  • Nestor Ruiz
  • Is it time we stopped romanticizing wine?
Oenophiles can get carried away pretty quickly, and wine gets elevated to something beyond fermented grapes in a glass. That's how you end up talking about stinky diapers and spitting out perfectly good wine into a bucket. But leave it to the good folks at Costco to keep us all grounded.

Eater recapped a CNBC special where Annette Alvarez-Peters, the lead wine buyer for the mega retailer, gave her bottom line on wine. Alvarez-Peters suggested that wine is not really different from tinfoil or toilet paper. Her explanation? "It's a beverage."

With coffee and beer in the midst of a craft explosion, should we stop placing such a premium on wine? Is it time we just considered it one of the beverage options that awaits us?

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Armando Lara found dead in a vacant lot on Friday; KCK police investigating death as a homicide

Posted By on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 8:29 AM

KCK police are looking for Armando Laras killer.
  • KCK police are looking for whoever killed Armando Lara.
The man found dead in a vacant lot in Kansas City, Kansas, Friday has been identified as 44-year-old Armando Lara.

The body of Lara, a resident of Durango, Mexico, was discovered in the 900 block of Argentine Boulevard around 11:15 a.m. by a passer-by.

KCK police are investigating Lara's death as a homicide. If you have info on Lara's death, call the KCKPD's Major Case Unit at 913-573-6020 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Sugo's Spaghetteria coming to Overland Park in May

Posted By on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 10:06 AM

The spaghetti and meatballs at Sugos.
  • Riverfront Times
  • The spaghetti and meatballs at Sugo's.
Michael Del Pietro wants to take you to the edge - that perfect edge between satisfied and stuffed. The third-generation St. Louis restaurateur is preparing to bring his newest concept, Sugo's Spaghetteria, to 13386 Metcalf in Overland Park this May.

"Our dishes are filling, but they're not to that point where you're going to be going, Oh my goodness gracious," Del Pietro says.

That's not to say you won't end up splitting the portions of pasta and risotto featured on the chalkboard wall menu.

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