The Show-Me State was the 45th most peaceful place in the country, while the metropolitan area including Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Kansas, was the 46th most peaceful out of the 61 metro locales with the highest populations. For comparison, Kansas was the 27th most peaceful state, and St. Louis clocked in at 37th for cities surveyed.
The band recently released a free "e-single" called Western Interior Sea. Intriguing! It's a tiny release both tracks ("Western Interior Sea" and "Black Holes") run only five minutes combined. Check it here.
Today's tribute to Bodine features a documentary on the radio legend, along with a clip from an old episode of Nightbeat, likely from the 1960s, in which Bodine interviews a Kansas City man who brought a lion named Cleo into the studio.
Conklin had stopped at the basement bedroom of a woman whom he used to date. Records say Conklin tried to kiss and touch the woman, but she wasn't interested because they had broken up. That's when Rhymer, carrying a gun, and two other men entered the room.
"We have problems," Rhymer told Conklin, according to a witness.
Occupation: Executive director, Literacy Kansas City
Hometown: Born in North Hollywood, California, but grew up in Denver, Colorado.
Current neighborhood: Downtown Kansas City, Missouri
Who or what is your sidekick? I have 16 nieces and nephews who range in age from 4 to 21. All so wonderful and fun!
What career would you choose in an alternate reality? Actress on Broadway or backup singer for Tina Turner - those girls are so awesome.
What was the last local restaurant you patronized? Pot Pie in Westport
Where do you drink? The Peanut on Main or Governor Stumpy's
What are your favorite charities? Literacy Kansas City, Women for Women International, March of Dimes, and Society of St. Andrew
Favorite place to spend your paycheck: Local farmers market, on fresh, organic homegrown food. I try not to miss Friday nights at the BadSeed and Laura Little's fudge shop.
"When Colt Cabana beat Adam Pearce, I was like, Oh, Jesus - 209," Schamberger says. "Then I saw that he'd held it before, so that was good."
The idea came, says the 32-year-old Kansas Citian, in a temporary "moment of insanity." His vision: Paint every world champion in pro-wrestling history, from Hulk Hogan to Georg Hackenschmidt to ... David Arquette? (The actor won World Championship Wrestling's world title in 2000.)
"When I announced the project, one of the first questions I got ... was, 'Are you actually going to do David Arquette?' And I'm like, 'I said I'm doing all of 'em.'"
There's one area location at 8667 West 135th Street in Overland Park. It's open from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. I can't speak to whether an Ohio chain has business selling you a Philly, but I can tell you that regardless, no purchase is required for you to redeem the fry offer.
Tomorrow is National Pretzel Day. And if you say those three words on that make-believe holiday to the staff at Pretzelmaker in Zona Rosa (7261 Northwest 86th Avenue) or the Oak Park Mall (11309 West 95th Street, Overland Park), they'll give you a free unsalted or salted pretzel.
Fat City's Charles Ferruzza broke the story that new life would be breathed into the former Jack Gage spot back in February when he talked to Whitten Pell, one of the tavern's owners, who made it clear that this was as much about owning a restaurant in this neighborhood as owning a restaurant.
"We all grew up in this neighborhood," Pell told Ferruzza about his group of investors. "We're all committed to this community."
With Gizmodo suggesting that science may have finally uncovered the secret behind our ice-cream headaches - the rapid dilation of an artery in your brain that causes more blood to flow to your brain, which then registers the increased pressure as pain.
Now that science has helped define the "brain freeze" phenomenon, I'm wondering what you would tackle next. I'd rooster-proof my stomach. What food-related malady would you cure?
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