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  • MO: KC Mayor James "Violence is committed by guns." ?

    09/14/2014 6:42:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There has been much talk about how "progressives" do not believe in individual responsibility.  There is the stereotype that liberals attribute volitional powers to firearms, that firearms cause violence.   In anticipation of the veto override  of SB656 in Missouri, Mayor Sly James gave a speech in Kansas City, MO. The transcript from fox4kc.com shows: Violence, the mayor says is committed by guns. I listened to the video of the speech.  That sentence is not recorded from Mayor James, but is reported as being said by Kerri Stowell of Fox4news.  As I heard it , she said that Mayor James...
  • Ricin Letter-Writing Suspect Released on Bond

    04/23/2013 1:51:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 23, 2013 | Colleen Curry
    Paul Kevin Curtis, suspected of sending ricin-tainted letters to President Obama and other public officials, was released on bond today, a day after a court hearing in which investigators said they found no evidence of the poison in Curtis' home or car. The U.S. Marshals office in Oxford, Miss., confirmed that Curtis had been released from jail, where he had been kept since last week on formal charges of sending threats through the mail. … Curtis was formally charged last week with sending mail that contained a threat to kill or harm the president and with sending mail containing a...
  • Feds arrest suspect in ricin-positive letters sent to Obama, senator

    04/17/2013 4:40:35 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 127 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/17/2013 | Pete Williams, Kristen Welker and Erin McClam
    By Pete Williams, Kristen Welker and Erin McClam, NBC News Federal agents on Wednesday arrested a suspect in the mailing of letters to President Barack Obama and a U.S. senator that initially tested positive for the poison ricin. The suspect was identified as Kenneth Curtis of Tupelo, Miss., federal officials told NBC News. Both letters carried an identical closing statement, according to an FBI bulletin obtained by NBC News on Wednesday. According to the FBI bulletin, both letters, postmarked April 8, 2013 out of Memphis, Tenn., included an identical phrase, "to see a wrong and not expose it, is to...
  • Oh No He Didn't! Heckler Upstages Kansas City Mayor Sly James During Speech

    03/20/2013 1:11:54 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | Michael Berry
    Heckler Upstages Kansas City Mayor Sly James During Speech Read more: http://www.ktrh.com/pages/michaelberry.html?article=11087244#ixzz2O73IfYmt Video at link
  • Young Immigrant Activists Cast a Wider Net

    12/02/2012 6:29:53 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 2, 2012 | JULIA PRESTON
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After a boisterous three-day congress here, more than 600 leaders of a national movement of young immigrants living in the country without legal papers voted to expand beyond their past demands for citizenship for young people, and to mobilize in support of a bill to legalize 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States.The leaders of the United We Dream network, the largest organization of youths here illegally, decided to push President Obama and Congress next year for legislation to open a path to citizenship for them and their families. The move will increase pressure on...
  • KC Fed factory gauge improves slightly in Sept.

    09/29/2011 8:23:20 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 1 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 9.29.11 | Greg Robb
    ...The Kansas City Fed's manufacturing composite index increased to 6 in September from 3 in August. Readings above zero indicate expansion... The rest of the story from the KC Fed: The production index rose from -2 to 3, and the shipments, new orders, and order backlog indexes also edged up. The employment index increased for the second straight month, but the new orders for exports index fell slightly after rising last month. Both inventory indexes increased somewhat. The shipments, order backlog, and new orders for exports indexes all rose slightly, and the capital expenditures index increased to its highest level...
  • Toddler brings crack pipe to show and tell

    09/20/2011 10:27:02 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    UPI ^ | Sept. 20, 2011 at 12:02 PM | Staff
    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A Missouri kindergartner brought his mother's crack pipe and an ounce of drugs to his school's show-and-tell day, police said. The children had been told to bring important family items to class at the Sweet Springs school, and school officials called police when the child produced the pipe and several baggies of drugs from his backpack, KCTV, Kansas City, reported Monday. Police said the child's mother, Michelle Marie Cheatham, 32, has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and one count of first-degree child endangerment. Police Chief Richard Downing said a child...
  • Chris Stigall Roast (Kansas City area)

    07/09/2011 4:40:29 PM PDT · by Optimist · 4 replies
    Missourians for Conservative Values PAC(MCVPAC) is hosting a dinner to roast (and toast) Chris Stigall, former host of The Morning Show on 710KCMO. The event will be held at Tiffany greens Golf Club (near KCI airport) on July 30, 2011, 5:30 PM. Stigall left Kansas City for Philadelphia where he continues his show on WPHT. MCVPAC is bringing Stigall back to Kansas City for one night only when his friends (many known to listeners of his show) will get a chance to "go at him" ... then he gets to return the honor. Roasters will include political strategist Jeff Roe;...
  • Tea Party "Woodstock" slated for Kansas City (Oct 5-9)

    03/01/2011 9:10:37 PM PST · by ak267 · 11 replies
    KHI News Service (Topeka) ^ | 3-1-2011 | ak267
    TOPEKA — A handful of Tea Party activists from various states gathered on the steps of the Kansas Statehouse this afternoon to announce Freedom Fest 2011 — an event billed as the National Tea Party's candidate nominating convention, slated for Oct. 5-9 in Kansas City, Kan. Organizers said the convention would be like "a Tea Party Woodstock." But without all the "hippies, drugs and trash." The activists were greeted by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and State Rep. TerriLois Gregory, R-Baldwin City.
  • Air Force KC-X Tanker Contract Award to be Announced

    02/24/2011 10:31:17 AM PST · by pepperdog · 27 replies
    DOD ^ | 24 Feb 2011 | US Dept. Of Defense
    No. 018-11 February 24, 2011 Air Force KC-X Tanker Contract Award to be Announced Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Technology and Logistics Ashton Carter, Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz will announce the KC-X tanker contract award at 5:10 p.m. EST, Feb. 24, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973). Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 45 minutes prior to the event; have proof of affiliation and two forms...
  • KC police fire at backfiring van

    11/12/2010 11:33:28 AM PST · by posterchild · 69 replies · 1+ views
    kansascity.com ^ | Fri Nov 12, 2010
    Two Kansas City police officers who thought they were being shot at from inside a van returned fire Thursday night. Only later did police realize that the van was actually backfiring and the man inside was not armed. He was not injured by the shots fired by police. Windows of the police car were apparently shot out by the officers as they exited the patrol car.
  • AL QAEDA SUPPORTER PLEADS GUILTY... ["Khalid Ouazzani, 32, of Kansas City"]

    05/19/2010 5:12:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies · 645+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Al Qaeda Supporter Pleads Guilty to Supporting Terrorist Organization Kansas City Man Also Admits to Bank Fraud, Overseas Money Laundering KANSAS CITY, MO—Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Kansas City, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to provide material support to the terrorist organization al Qaeda. He also pleaded guilty to bank fraud and money laundering. “National security is the highest priority of the Department of Justice,” Phillips said. “I applaud the diligent work of our...
  • KC Schools, A Case Study in Liberal Stupidity

    03/11/2010 11:35:06 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 21 replies · 1,038+ views
    american thinker ^ | 3-10-10 | Randall Hoven
    The AP reports that the Kansas City school system is closing 29 of its 61 schools due to budget problems -- a $50 million shortfall. The AP quotes KC Councilwoman Sharon Sanders Brooks on the background of the story.
  • Kansas City, Mo., closing nearly half its schools (Democrat run, school district done)

    03/10/2010 5:52:43 PM PST · by tobyhill · 52 replies · 1,214+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 3/10/2010 | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH/AP
    The Kansas City school board voted Wednesday night to close nearly half the district's schools in a desperate bid to stay afloat. The board's 5-4 decision came after parents and community leaders made final pleas for the district not to shut down 29 out of 61 schools as it seeks to erase a projected $50 million budget shortfall. "The urban core has suffered white flight post-the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. the Board of Education, blockbusting by the real estate industry, redlining by banks and other financial institutions, retail and grocery store abandonment," Kansas City Councilwoman Sharon Sanders...
  • Cleveland Browns' Cribbs has eight TD returns (BIG WIN FOR BROWNIES IN K.C. MO SHOOTOUT!!!)

    12/20/2009 1:25:23 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 47 replies · 977+ views
    espn.com ^ | 12/20/09 | AP
    Josh Cribbs of the Cleveland Browns has returned two kickoffs for touchdowns against Kansas City, breaking and then extending the NFL career record. After his 100-yard return in the first quarter broke the league record, the 6-foot-1, 215-pound veteran sped 103 yards in the second quarter. His first return of the day was the seventh of his five-year career and broke the record he had shared with five others. On that one, he broke free from at least six players who got their hand on him. In his second, he took the ball 3 yards deep in the end zone,...
  • Shame on McCain and Palin for using an old code word for black ("Socialist")

    10/21/2008 4:07:20 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 87 replies · 1,565+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | October 21, 2008 | Lewis Diuguid
    Shame on McCain and Palin for using an old code word for black By Lewis Diuguid, Kansas City Star Editorial Page columnist The "socialist" label that Sen. John McCain and his GOP presidential running mate Sarah Palin are trying to attach to Sen. Barack Obama actually has long and very ugly historical roots. J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI from 1924 to 1972, used the term liberally to describe African Americans who spent their lives fighting for equality. Those freedom fighters included the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who led the Civil Rights Movement; W.E.B. Du Bois, who in...
  • Minuteman controversy centers in Kansas City

    09/23/2007 5:01:26 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 12 replies · 124+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | Sep. 22, 2007 | Lynne Franey
    A week from now, 81-year-old Kansan Robert Baker will be cruising near the border in Arizona in his four-wheel drive vehicle. He’ll have a handgun, a rifle, a shotgun and lots of pepper spray, plus a two-way radio. When he spots people he thinks are illegal “border jumpers,” he’ll alert his fellow Minuteman Civil Defense Corps members. They’ll call federal Border Patrol agents, who will probably respond and detain the illegal immigrants. Baker and his group find themselves in the middle of a Kansas City debate that is beginning to go national: Just what does it mean to be a...
  • For city's benefit, remove Semler

    09/08/2007 11:04:43 AM PDT · by Lobbyist · 8 replies · 406+ views
    Enough is enough. Mayor Mark Funkhouser must swallow his pride and remove Frances Semler from Kansas City’s Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners. As mayor, it is his responsibility to look out for the interests of the entire city. Driving away tourists and major conventions is not fiscally responsible, clear-headed thinking.
  • First transgender officer on KC’s police force looks to the future

    05/31/2007 11:17:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 55 replies · 1,546+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 31, 2007 | Christine Vendel
    Jessica, a Kansas City police officer, is 6 feet tall with a chin dimple, pink manicured fingernails and a birth certificate that says “male.” But in her mind, Jessica believes she has always been a female. She legally changed her name from David to Jessica last year. And in January, she gained the right to dress as a woman at work. She asked co-workers to refer to her in female pronouns, like “she” and “her.” She started hormone therapy and removed most of her body hair with laser surgery, but she hasn’t had a sex-change operation, known as gender reassignment...
  • Mexico To Get "Sovereign Territory" in Kansas City; America's Heartland[Phyllis Schlafly]

    04/09/2007 3:30:46 AM PDT · by Dacb · 46 replies · 7,400+ views
    Christian World view Network ^ | 04 April 2007 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Grassroots Americans of all parties and economic classes rose up out of their political apathy a few months ago and forced President Bush to reverse his administration's decision to allow a Middle East government to own America's major ports. But the push for foreign ownership continues: the next port scheduled to be taken over is Kansas City, Missouri. Even though public schools stopped teaching geography a couple of decades ago, most Americans (especially residents of the Show Me state) are surprised to learn that Kansas City (where the only waves are "amber waves of grain") is a port. We are...
  • Penguins Will Get What They Want, But Not At Desired Price

    12/21/2006 7:27:47 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 18 replies · 545+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | December 21, 2006 | Gene Collier
    You didn't have to believe in omens to find it a bit odd that on the subway ride toward Mellon Arena yesterday, "I'm gettin' nuttin' for Christmas" seemed to be squawking in a continuous loop. This was right at the top of zero hour, when the long-awaited, viciously anticipated casino licensing issue would finally be decided. Twenty minutes later, the Penguins had begun practice on the NHL's oldest living hockey pond, and at precisely 11:27 a.m., the franchise learned it was indeed getting nothing for Christmas. Oh yeah, mommy and daddy are mad, the NHL is mad, even the Rooneys...
  • New York Giants vs. Kansas City Chiefs on FOX (Eagles/Ravens Too)

    08/17/2006 5:25:17 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 26 replies · 410+ views
    Eagles beating Baltimore 3-0... Giants jump out early over Chiefs 7-0... WHO SHALL WIN?
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 02-06-2006

    02/06/2006 8:39:03 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 206+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-06-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See this thread first. K.C. has a new set of schools Which break the old liberal rules Races, for a start Are now kept apart so libs look like hypocrite fools!
  • KC of Sunshine Band Falls from stage (or 'I wanna take off ma ma ma ma ma Boogie Shoes!')

    05/09/2005 8:28:34 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 45 replies · 1,365+ views
    Newsday.com ^ | May 9, 2005 | Associated Press
    "NEW YORK -- For KC of KC and the Sunshine Band, falling off the stage during a concert is definitely not the way he likes it. Uh huh, uh huh.
  • Mo. Woman Allegedly Gives Crack to Son, 4

    01/21/2005 2:48:17 PM PST · by El Conservador · 12 replies · 309+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 21, 2005 | AP
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A mother has been arrested on charges that she gave crack to her 4-year-old son to "calm him down." Michelle R. Shelton, 32, of Kansas City, was arrested Thursday on a child endangerment charge. Police said the boy did not suffer any obvious injuries from taking the highly addictive drug. He remains in state custody. Police first began investigating Shelton a year ago when officers said they saw her escorting drug users into the apartment complex where she and her son lived. Police said some residents at the complex told investigators Shelton sometimes gave the boy...
  • Pitcher Jose Lima Returns to Kansas City

    12/26/2004 4:54:34 AM PST · by IndyTiger · 4 replies · 347+ views
    AP ^ | Sat Dec 25, 8:55 PM ET | STEVE BRISENDINE, AP Sports Writer
    Jose Lima rejoined the Kansas City Royals (news) when he agreed to a one-year contract Saturday, hoping to provide stability and leadership to a rotation that was awful last season. Lima, who pitched for the Royals in 2003, spent this year with Los Angeles, going 13-5 with a 4.07 ERA. He walked 34 and struck out 93 in 170 1-3 innings, then threw a shutout in the NL playoffs against St. Louis. In 12 major league seasons, the right-hander is 84-82 with a 5.00 ERA. His best stretch came in 1998 and '99, when he went 16-8 and 21-10, respectively,...
  • John Kerry's Political Friends

    03/15/2004 1:42:17 AM PST · by kattracks · 18 replies · 746+ views
    NY Sun via FrontPagemagazine.com ^ | 3/15/04 | Thomas H. Lipscomb
    The anti-war group that John Kerry was the principal spokesman for debated and voted on a plot to assassinate politicians who supported the Vietnam War. Mr. Kerry denies being present at the November 12-15, 1971, meeting in Kansas City of Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and says he quit the group before the meeting. But according to the current head of Missouri Veterans for Kerry, Randy Barnes, Mr. Kerry,who was then 27,was at the meeting, voted against the plot, and then orally resigned from the organization. Mr. Barnes was present as part of the Kansas City host chapter for the...
  • Kansas City Support the Troops Sunday April 13th

    04/11/2003 4:26:30 PM PDT · by jmq · 4 replies · 218+ views
    KC Young republicans
    Get ready to show Kansas City that we Support Our Troops! again this Sunday, April 13, from 2-4 at the JC Nichols Horse Fountain on the Plaza. We need all of you and your friends and family to spread the word about this rally. Bring your kids your dogs your flags, signs and enthusiasm and let's show our brave men and women overseas that our hearts and minds are with them. We will have a Dixie Land jazz band made up of veterans playing for us and other entertainers as well. You will have the opportunity to make your contribution...
  • Man arrested in KC after Liberty school shooting

    11/07/2002 4:46:45 PM PST · by Noslrac · 2 replies · 182+ views
    The Kansas City Star ^ | Nov. 07, 2002 | GLENN E. RICE, CHRISTINE VENDEL and DONNA McGUIRE
    Kansas City police arrested a man early this afternoon they believe to be involved in the shooting death of a grade-school boy and the wounding of the boy's mother. The man was arrested about 1:15 p.m. as he sat in a white Jeep Cherokee outside Don's Liquors at 3000 Southwest Blvd. The boy, a student at St. James School in Liberty, was shot in the parking lot outside his school shortly after noon today following an apparent argument between the mother and the man, believed to be the boy's father. The victim's mother was critically wounded, said Lt. Mark Misenhelter...
  • Tornado near Kansas City

    05/08/2002 5:13:47 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 39 replies · 1,152+ views
    KMBC ^ | May 8, 2002 | Brian Busby
    Tornado headed towards Kansas City Airport. All persons taking cover.