He has spent the past several months attempting to be the first person to earn a plate at the new Flying Saucer (900 Spruce) only a block from Busch Stadium in the River City. His plan was to dedicate said plate to umpire Don Denkinger (best known for this call in the intrastate World Series). In order to do this, one must drink 200 beers. Now, because this is St. Louis, several locals attempted to derail his plans this Saturday. And because this is St. Louis, they failed.
The jig's up for one Kansas City emergency medical technician involved in the infamous City Hall insurance-fraud scheme.
Matt Tholen admitted his guilt on Monday to a count of wire fraud, related to his role in what's apparently a wider-ranging scheme than originally thought. He's the first to plead out in the case involving six Kansas City employees and one Jackson County employee who face criminal charges, and at least dozens who apparently don't.
Most Royals fans who are up on their team history know that Missouri native son Rush Limbaugh worked for the team in the early 1980s. That, of course, was before he became the nation's leading right-wing radio blowhard. Today on his show, Rush chatted about how he spent this weekend in Kansas City, visiting with pal George Brett for the latter's birthday.
Rush told his millions of listeners that he hadn't visited the Royals clubhouse (which he calls the locker room) in decades. And, boy, was he impressed at how good today's ballplayers have it! "There is a full-fledged restaurant in the locker room! If the starting pitcher wants a burger and fries or a cheese omelet 10 minutes before the first pitch, he can get it," he gushed, according to the show's transcript.
It's been another forgettable week for the Missouri Legislature. Rather than waiting to see how Kansas' tax overhaul, panned by bipartisan policy wonks as the worst in the nation, plays out, the Missouri House on Thursday passed a bill that mirrors some of the main tenets of the Sunflower State's tax code.
The bill would reduce the income-tax rate for sole proprietors and businesses structured as S-corporations.
Bean counters in Jefferson City estimate that such a fully implemented tax code would lead to anywhere between $492 million to $629 million in losses to the general fund.
If you work in an office with Sporting Kansas City fans, you can fully expect them to be in foul moods this morning. Last night, playing the second of three games in a seven-day span, Sporting suffered a humiliating last-minute goal to the Seattle Sounders. The Sounders are the worst team in the Western Conference.
The game was mostly uneventful and tied 0-0 going into stoppage time. Then, in the 94th minute, Seattle defender Djimi Traore scored when a corner kick found him just a couple of feet in front of SKC goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen. Sporting manager Peter Vermes rightly described the play after the game: "It was a monumental mistake on our part. There's nothing else to say." It was also a bit of sweet revenge for the Sounders.
Mizzou first baseman Gavin Stark is not having a very good season. The Lee's Summit native has started just four games (down from 17 the previous year), and he's hitting just .091. And now he has been suspended from the team and is facing felony charges after allegedly going a little nuts Monday night.
A witness told the MU Police Department that the witness was sitting near Reynolds Alumni Center on campus when Stark approached him. The ballplayer allegedly threw the witness's laptop on the ground and began trying to punch him. The MUPD says that after the punches failed to land, the infielder picked up a rock and threatened the witness, who ran from Stark. Then Stark allegedly got weirder.
Occupation: Executive director and chief lifesaving officer at the Kansas City Pet Project. My organization operates the largest and only open-admission animal shelter in Kansas City, which includes the KCMO Animal Shelter (behind the stadiums on Raytown Road) and a new Pet Adoption Center in Zona Rosa. We are committed to operating Kansas City's animal shelter as a no-kill facility.
Hometown: Columbia, Missouri
Current neighborhood: Near Mill Creek Streamway Park, in Lenexa
Who or what is your sidekick? My dog, Oscar. He's an 8-year-old Sheltie-Pekingese mix that I adopted from a local shelter. He's totally devoted to me and never leaves my side when I'm at home.
What career would you choose in an alternate reality? I would be a doctor in an ER trauma center. I love organized chaos - fast-paced, long, crazy days are my thing!
A gambler's bad luck and a new casino have caused Kansas' gaming revenue to surge more than 600 percent over the previous year.
The American Gaming Association's report on 2012 state-by-state gambling finances shows that spending at Kansas' three casinos increased six times compared with 2011, making the Sunflower State the nation's fastest-growing gaming state over the past year.
That's primarily due to the Hollywood Casino's having opened in Wyandotte County, and to a full year's operation from the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane.
Sometimes child care requires improvisation. That on-your-feet thinking, however, should never lead to your saying, "Hey, let's put the kid in the trunk." Police say two grandparents in Jefferson City were doing a little shopping at a hardware store over the weekend, and the car filled up more than they expected. So their 5-year-old granddaughter ended up in the trunk.
The AP reports that another shopper in the Menards parking lot heard a voice coming from the trunk saying, "Let me out." That shopper called police, who came and spoke with the grandparents who admitted that they put the child in the trunk. According to the report, the grandparents explained that they bought some tables at another hardware store, and there wasn't enough room for the girl to sit. So they put her in the trunk. Another relative took the girl, and charges haven't been filed against the grandparents.
For the second summer in a row, Kansas City is hosting an all-star game. Sporting Park, home of Sporting Kansas City, will the be site of the Major League All-Star game July 31. Major League Soccer hasn't announced who the league's best players will take on in the game (last year the all-stars beat British club Chelsea), but they released the logo for the game over the weekend.
The league described the logo this way: "The 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game logo, designed by Major League Soccer, features the colors of Sporting Kansas City - Sporting Blue and Dark Indigo - in celebration of the club's avid fan base and the vibrant soccer movement happening in greater Kansas City. Detail of the iconic canopy roof structure at Sporting Park highlights the world-class venue that will serve as the perfect setting for the League's 18th-annual summer showcase."
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