Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Kansas City Tuesday Midday Links

Sara hotness and this serving of some of the most important Kansas City midday news. Take a look:

Check Out More KCMO Hotel Cash

Two giant KC hotels seek incentives for $30M improvements - Kansas City Business Journal

The second- and third-biggest hotels in the Kansas City metro are requesting public incentives to help pay for renovations and improvements. Crown Center Redevelopment Corp., which owns the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center and Westin Crown Center, is seeking a 30-year, one-cent community improvement district surcharge, The Kansas City Star reports.

Midday Country Club Crash

Police investigating after vehicle reportedly strikes pedestrian on Country Club Plaza

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police officers and EMS crews could be seen tending to a pedestrian witnesses say was struck by a vehicle on the Country Club Plaza Tuesday. The pedestrian appeared to be walking across Broadway where it meets 47th Street when they were struck.

Find This Crook Suspect

Police ask for help identifying woman after wallets stolen from purses

Overland Park, Kansas, police have released a picture of a woman they would like to identify in three recent theft cases. Police said that three wallets were stolen from purses in shopping carts last week with the owners nearby. Investigators said the wallets were taken when the victims moved or looked away while shopping.

Today's Teaching Moment

Elsewhere In Kansas City, Community Investment Brings Stability To Schools

Brenda Thomas and her husband bought their house in Marlborough the 1990s because they wanted to send their daughter to a magnet program in Kansas City Public Schools. "We're a well-kept secret," Thomas says matter-of-factly. "We're south town, but not all the way to 95th Street or Bannister.

Royal Losing Streak Consideration

Kansas City Royals: What to Do with Lorenzo Cain

The Kansas City Royals are in a tricky situation. At 18-25 heading into last night's action, it is safe to say that the Royals are well on their way to being sellers at the deadline. With six impending free agents, two players with options, and Ian Kennedy 's opt out after this season, the 2018 incarnation of the Royals could be a vastly different franchise.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


Anonymous said...

My business building needs a new roof. Can I get myself declared a CID, add an extra 1% sales tax to my transactions and have my customers pay for my new roof just as Crown Center is doing? Whose palm on the council do I have to grease to get this done?

Anonymous said...

could the plaza go pedestrian?

not sure how it would work, however.


Anonymous said...

Well, if it's high-rise parking beside a pedestrian zone, the security would have to be impeccable.

The sense of insecurity is what's keeping soccer moms away.

Anonymous said...

In Europe, prices have to be presented net, including taxes and included service, if any.

That prevents the surprise taxes scamming.

Anonymous said...

Hotels have been adding fees for years but most people realize these are going to the hotel and take it into account when booking. But when people pay the extra 1% they assume every hotel is charging it. In fact these two hotels would probably be against allowing other hotels to levy the same tax. It's really a way of allowing a business to be dishonest with their customers, all with the city's blessing.

Anonymous said...

Is that a borrowed Gwen/"Glenn" Grant blonde hair hat?

Indy 500 said...

All centennial celebrations have ended in Indy 500 2017. The Indianapolis 500 Live race will take place on May 28, but the field will be officially established this weekend, with qualifying on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday's qualifying rounds will determine the Fast 9, and the nine drivers will eliminate him for the first nine positions on the field on Sunday after the No. 10 to No. 33 positions are determined.

Both qualifying days can be viewed on ABC or via Indy 500 Live streaming.