Wednesday, December 06, 2017

The Kansas City Wednesday First Look

Hottie Rosie makes our spirits bright and inspires this early morning Kansas City news link update.

Take a peek:

Kansas City X-Mas Attacked

Christmas Grinches deflate holiday for 2 families

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - 'Tis the season for holiday cheer but for two families in the Kansas City metro, Christmas is now a little duller after someone vandalized their holiday decorations. "Whenever we are putting stuff up, especially the arches, people will stop and say, 'I love how you do your Golden Arches,'" said Kristi Landers.

Kansas City Waiting Game

As Chiefs Struggle, Mahomes Waits and Watches

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Local Skills Stay Losing
Dismal third-grade reading levels reported at some Kansas City schools
Fanboys Dominate This Cowtown

KC ranks among best sports cities in U.S. (and No. 1 for soccer) - Kansas City Business Journal

Here's something cheer about. According to a new report from personal finance website Wallethub, Kansas City ranks No. 17 among the best sports cities in America. The website evaluated 422 U.S. cities based on more than 50 key metrics related to the nation's five largest sports.

Building Downtown Tragedy

31-year-old worker dies on construction site at 11th Street and Grand in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A construction worker has died Tuesday at a downtown Kansas City job site, officials say. Investigators have not released the name of the worker but say the person was 31 years old and was employed by Ramp Up Labor.

Catholic Social Media Crackdown

Rockhurst teacher fired for social media communication with student

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Rockhurst High School teacher was fired Monday for violating the school's social media policy by communicating with a student. The school said in a statement that the teacher "had violated the school's social media policy concerning communications with a student." The statement also said the school notified law enforcement immediately.

Kansas City Cold Spell Coming Soon

Keeping an eye on flurries possible on Friday

Our temperatures will swing between 32 and 50 degrees this week

Pitbull, Fifth Harmony - Por Favor is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


Anonymous said...

17th best sports city and 17th most dangerous city, hmmmm, starting to see a pattern here

Anonymous said...

And number one for the worst public schools but most people don’t know because apparently they can’t read!

Anonymous said...

And again a misleading Headline.
Kansas City Third Graders are NOT having reading proficiency problems!
Kansas City Third Graders in the KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT are having problems with reading proficiency.

The North Kansas City School District has more Kansas City Third Grader than the KCMOPSD, and they aren't having problems at all.
The Charter Schools in KCMO have 2/3 the number of Third Graders, and they aren't having this problem.

With the Federal Court takeover of the KCMO Public School System in the 1970s, the District was converted from a system designed to educate into a system designed to SPEND MONEY!
The function of educating students was retained but given only token attention, and, with the collusion of the School Of Education of UMKC, ethnic background replaced ability as the primary reason for staffing. This is not to say that there are no excellently qualified educators or excellently performing students in the District's schools, but they are incidental, and almost accidental to the primary goal of the District's operations. The result is that and Teachers who CAN get jobs in another School District do so, and only the least qualified stay behind.

The Administration of the KCMOPSD is disinterested in the education function, their own interest, understandably, is in drawing generous salaries until such time as they can move on too.

The evident solution is dissolution of the District, but any mention of this immediately calls on screams of Racism! Until such time as the Courts are willing to step in and correct the situation, this School District will continue blindly stumbling along, leaving a tragic wake of underserved and destroyed young people behind.

Anonymous said...

7:01 FTW. Judge Clark, from purgatory, is apologizing for illegally forcing the district to raise my taxes to fund shit like the "Paul Robeson Middle School for Classical Studies." Great to name it after a Stalinist sympathizer.

Byron Funkhouser said...

Mahomes looks like he wishes he were on another team.

Anonymous said...


Mahomes is doing just what he should be doing,