Right now we must pay homage to THE REAL NICOLE and her social media winning over all the other Instagram booty models . . . Which starts the back-end of the work day and all these Kansas City links worth a peek right now.
Kansas City Ford Tough Times
Ford Transit recall brings one-week layoff at Kansas City Assembly Plant - Kansas City Business Journal
Workers on the Transit van production line at Ford Motor Co.'s Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo will be laid of all next week to address a problem related to a recall. The recall is related to a drive shaft flexible coupling in Transits with medium, long and extended wheelbases.
Kansas City Software Scam
A Chinese businessman has pleaded guilty to taking part in a multi-million dollar international software piracy conspiracy. Wen Tao Liu, also known as Orland Liu, 37, pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, to conspiracy and trafficking in counterfeit labels.
Another Airport Lament
A private firm operating the parking lots for Kansas City International Airport says the lot where the remains of a man sat undiscovered for eight months was supposed to be checked every night.
Golden Ghetto Traffic Trouble
LENEXA, Kan. -- In the past month, a new development in Lenexa has quickly become the heart of the Johnson County city. The Lenexa City Center near 87th and Renner is the home of city hall, city council meetings, the Lenexa Public Market and a brand new recreation center, among other things.
Show-Me 1st Amendment Protections
This past week, hundreds of people took to the streets to express outrage at a judge's decision to find former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 death of Anthony Lamar Smith. The protests largely have been peaceful. But police have made numerous arrests since the demonstrations began.
East Side Anti-Violence Effort
Running the green-painted asphalt, Mick Spearman is alone, but not for long. Defenders are catching up behind him. He jumps. Slam. The evening's first basketball game belongs to Spearman's team. Hoops at Night in Oak Park is for young people who live nearby, though others drive in from surrounding neighborhoods.
Football Ratings Report
It's nearly impossible to draw conclusions or identify trends from one game. With two games in the books, we can start to see who this Kansas City Chiefs team is going to be. They are at their best when the offense can creatively blend the run with the pass, and hit on a couple of big plays.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .