If you're slumming it at bars in Waldo tonight, you might can come away with a little valuable information about your ability to drive after a few cocktails. The Kansas City Police Department is hosting a "Know Your Limits" event tonight at Tanner's Bar and Grill (7425 Broadway). You can have a few drinks, and KCPD officers will give you a breathalyzer if you want. The police will not issue citations based on blood alcohol content. Turning it into a contest with your buddies is not encouraged, though.
The department says the event is "Purely educational, to help prevent drunk driving. No tickets will be issued based on the results. Information on how alcohol affects individuals will be available." And phone numbers for cab companies will be distributed. A few things to keep in mind: Don't be belligerent; cops aren't giving tickets based on BAC alone. Also, if you blow a high number, it's definitely a good idea to use the cab company information the friendly officers give you. In related news, KCPD announced that there will be a DUI checkpoint in Kansas City over the weekend.
The breeding suggests that genetics play a role in how motivated the rats are, and it could be indicative of genetic laziness in humans. "We have shown that it is possible to be genetically predisposed to being lazy," Booth said in a statement announcing the study's publication.
The downtown Kansas City streetcar launched its official website today. And, as you can see in the screen grab above, today's snowstorm didn't cause any closures along the route.
Big news for sci-fi aficionados! Billy Dee Williams — Star Wars' Lando Calrissian — will make an appearance at Planet Comicon on March 24 and 25. Although, it does appear that Lando is a little sick of shuffling in and out of hotel banquet rooms and about life in Cloud City. The Planet Comicon's website makes it clear that he's only going to be available for a short time both days.
But the really good news here is that we have an excuse to watch Williams' brilliant work in Colt 45 commercials from the 1980s. The classic one is above. After the jump, there's a stranger, more conceptual one that surely is either based on Williams' role as Harvey Dent in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman or led to his casting in the role.
Although the weather of late has been in the 40s and practically balmy, soon frozen winter misery will be upon us. With that in mind, Chiefs defensive end Glenn Dorsey, his pooch Bugsy and PETA have released this spot reminding dog owners to keep their dogs warm and safe in the cold. Fact is, although they have fur, dogs — especially ones kept outdoors — can die from exposure, frostbite and plain old freezing. And for the love of God, remember that water freezes, so check on their water bowls. If Bugsy melts your heart, you can sponsor a doghouse through PETA here.
Bartholow, an associate professor of psychology, explains that when you do stupid things while wasted, it's not that you're unaware that what you're doing is idiotic, it's that you just don't give a damn.
“Our study isn’t the first to show that alcohol reduces this alarm signal, but contrary to previous studies, our study shows that alcohol doesn’t reduce your awareness of mistakes — it reduces how much you care about making those mistakes,” Bartholow said in a news release.
Submitted without comment, a press release and video from Kansas State introducing its new environmentally friendly mascot, EcoKat, and her partnership with the traditional mascot, Willie the Wildcat. Collectively, they will be known as the Eco-Enforcers:
Meet EcoKat, crusader of conservation and fanatic of fluorescents. The new caricature has embarked upon Kansas State University with one mission: Reduce, reuse and recycle.
Catch EcoKat at community events like Purple Power Play, visiting the local elementary schools and making other community appearances.
EcoKat, who is played by a K-State senior who auditioned for the role, is outfitted in a costume made of 90 percent repurposed materials, coming mostly from the athletics department. The department of apparel, textiles and interior design used eco-friendly dyes to get the final look, making it entirely sustainable and recyclable within K-State.
The EcoKat video idea was born from a serious call to action that morphed into a more humorous, tough-love take on environmentalism.
Willie the Wildcat was added into the equation to make the local campaign uniquely K-State.
Kansas City's summer of strange lights in the sky continued last weekend, when multiple people shot video of what looked like a fireball falling toward Earth before splitting into a bunch of tiny fireballs. It was only the latest part of a trend in 2011 that has been keeping the city's UFO believers' necks craned.
Well, this sighting is easily explained, the Star reports. It was the Army's Golden Knights parachuting team participating in the Kansas City Air Show. (Schedule showing their KC dates) Oh, well. I guess we can still wonder about this.
The three-day, back-to-school sales tax holiday is a product of state law. Most counties and cities in Missouri are also participating in the program. We bought some socks at the midtown Costco this morning. The register charged $0.00 in sales taxes.
Though Kansas City, Independence, Liberty and Lee's Summit are all taking part in the holiday, area shoppers may still find a small tax at the bottom of their receipts. Here's why:
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