Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Kansas City Tuesday First Look

Hottie Lucy in classic form but still winning the Internets provides us inspiration to start the morning early with these local news links. Take a peek:

Locals Cheer KCPS Comeback

Kansas City Public Schools Courting Families That Have Left District

Kansas City Public Schools is pushing hard to get students enrolled before school starts Aug. 14. Director of Enrollment Garrett Webster says that in the past, some schools have had 100 kids just show up on the first day. But an email announcing the enrollment fairs suggests that their purpose is not simply to welcome new students to the district.

Highway Fire Aftermath

One seriously injured in wreck, massive fire on Overland Park highway

Crews are on scene of a large fire on eastbound Interstate 435 and 69 Highway in Overland Park. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the wreck involves a semi-truck and "multiple cars." One person suffered critical injuries in the wreck, while two more suffered minor injuries in the wreck.

Golden Ghetto Burnout

Five people displaced in Overland Park duplex fire

Five people have been displaced following a fire at an Overland Park duplex. Authorities said the incident happened just before 7 p.m. in the 8400 block of W. 53rd Street. When crews arrived on the scene they saw smoke showing from a single story duplex.

Fighting Crime Across State Line

KCK police chief asks businesses for feedback on new crime-fighting program

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Kansas City, Kansas Police Chief Terry Zeigler and community leader Edgar Galicia went down to Central Avenue on Monday expecting to get an earful from business owners, and they did. They're asking for feedback on the department's new crime-fighting program called ACT, Addressing Crime Together.

Dead-Tree Faux Objectivity

Editorial: Kansas City Council has no room for error in KCI debate

Kansas City officials have offered to take airport design teams on a tour of Terminal A on Tuesday. Engineers can get a close-up look at the challenges in building a new facility on the site. The tour may help us know how many companies are interested in the $1 billion project.

Burning Question This Week

First Alert: Excessive Heat Warning in place for second half of our week

We won't see high temperatures below 90 degrees for at least the next week.

Season Almost Over

Vargas rocked as Royals season is put on life support

Inside a hospital room in the intensive care unit, Ned Yost and Dayton Moore pace back and forth quietly mumbling to themselves. Every few minutes one or the other sits down and looks longingly at the patient in the bed-the Kansas City Royals season. Over the loudspeaker, an announcement can be heard.

Kid Rock - Po-Dunk is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


JJ said...

KCPS comeback is just about as likely as the Royals returning to the series.

Sure would love to see it happen but I won't hold my breath.

Anonymous said...

Making attractive KCPS to more families without addressing the behavior of a minority of students who already attend is like making believe that a new taxpayer-funded grocery store at 39th and Prospect is going to improve the neighborhood.
Good intentions don't count for much when responsible parents understand that each child has just one shot at each year in school and wasting any one hurts their futures. Experimentation and excuses with your own kids is irresponsible and parents with choices fully understand that, and "trying hard" really doesn't count for much.
The KCPS sow's ear has been just about to become a silk purse for decades.
And if you actually believe that, no events in the future should surprise you.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry. $73 million Alex Gordon will save the day.