The Kansas City Thursday Siri News Look

Siri remains our all time favorite pr0n babe despite her "retirement" from the biz . . . And while we wait for her triumphant return to the spotlight, here are some local mainstream media links to consider for the midday. Checkit:

Celebrate The Kansas City B-List Hero!!!

Happy Birthday, Paul Rudd!

The Kansas City-area native celebrates his birthday on April 6th.

Shoeless Cowtown

Payless store closings hit KC market - Kansas City Business Journal

Payless ShoeSource is closing about 400 stores nationwide, including 12 stores in Missouri and four stores in Kansas. Two of the affected stores are in the Kansas City metro and include Independence and Grandview. The Topeka-based retailer recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing continued challenges of the retail environment.

Lesson In Local Nasty

Blue Springs High School teacher accused of kissing a student

A Blue Springs High School teacher is without a job amid reports that he kissed a student. When 41 Action News went to his house, he said, "no comment." 41 Action News obtained a police report that says a student told administrators she walked into the teacher's classroom on January 23 and saw the teacher and student, only identified as "B," standing close, face-to-face.

Local Legal Soccer Match Kick-Off

Kansas City Comets majority owners walk away from team - Kansas City Business Journal

Brad and Greg Likens resigned their management positions at the Kansas City Comets and relinquished their 90 percent ownership stake in the team. The move is related to a legal battle between the various owners of the Comets. The Likens family owned 90 percent of the Comets holding company Top of the Arc LLC through ABA Holding Co.

Kansas City Tech Lunch Report

Investor dinners, KC hospitality garner praise at Rise of the Rest Summit

Addressing ecosystem leaders around the nation, KCRise Fund managing director Darcy Howe shared strategies she's used to build the KCRise fund, including a tactic that's nourishing area startups - literally and figuratively. In addition to showcasing her sidecar fund's model, Howe shared the bi-monthly investor dinners she hosts at her home to connect local investors and startups over a meal.

Sound Of Kansas City Gen-X Review

Radiohead gives a big Sprint Center crowd a spectacular review of its dynamic catalog

Wednesday night, British rock band Radiohead visited the Sprint Center for the second time in five years - and only its second time ever in Kansas City. And for the second time, it took a nearly sold-out arena crowd on an emotional voyage, one that aroused, at times concurrently, excitement and nostalgia.

Kansas City Artistic Activism Revival

Current Events Spark Reunion Of Irreverent Kansas City Performance Artists

Culture wars were raging. The National Endowment for the Arts was under threat. A conservative senator from a southern state was earning his reputation as a " prominent unabashed white racist." Protesters were hitting the streets. "It was a really interesting time," Mark Manning says of the early 1990s.

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