Newsworthy old school throwback Thursday inspiration for our blog community . . .
SI: Christie Brinkley, 63, Is Back In Her Bikini With Her Daughters
Real talk . . . Mom is hotter. Meanwhile, genetic research on aging and not cosmetic surgery seems like the new hope for bikini models and the rapidly aging American population.
Closer to home, we're starting out by sharing some of these news items:
The Endless Kansas City Hipster Weekend
The Restaurant at 1900 (1900 Shawnee Mission Parkway) is now open in Mission Woods, Kansas. Chef Linda Duerr is joined by Pastry Chef Elizabeth Paradise (most recently of Story), General Manager Keith Thompson (formerly with Café Sebastienne and Corvino Supper Club) and Beverage Director Doug Frost, who was the host of "Check Please" and "Ferment Nation" for KCPT and Flatland, respectively.
Po-Po Make Peace This Morning
A police standoff ended peacefully Thursday morning near 62nd Street and Indiana Avenue. Police were called about 4 a.m. to the 3400 block of East 62nd Street when neighbors reported that a man armed with a handgun started a fire between their homes. When officers arrived, police said the man went into his house.
Jail Time Crisis Reconsidered
A policy change that would have meant more people spending the night or weekend in the already crowded Jackson County jail was put on hold Wednesday after The Star asked Jackson County Executive Frank White's office for an explanation. The county had planned to limit the hours that someone could bond out of jail to weekdays from 8 a.m.
Watch Your Step In Meth Town
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Some Independence parents are concerned after finding used needles near their homes. This week, several syringes were discovered at the busy intersection of Nolan Road and 24 Highway, right across the street from William Chrisman High School. When FOX4 arrived on Wednesday, there were two different needles located near the sidewalk.
Old School Local Biz Comeback
H&R Block Inc. (NYSE: HRB) stemmed a five-year skid in total tax returns prepared, seeing a 2.6 percent jump to 19.87 million for the latest tax year. The tax preparation results for the season are followed closely since they offer a glimpse of what to expect from H&R Block's fiscal yearend results which typically are released in June.
Sleaze Scummit Precautions
Both the Superintendent and Police Chief say they have no interest in arming teachers.
Check Fanboy Frustrations
The Royals have made some brilliant trades in club history, particularly in the early days of the franchise. Lou Piniella, John Mayberry, Fred Patek, Amos Otis, Charlie Leibrandt, Bud Black, and Jeff Montgomery are some of the players obtained in shrewd trades that paid off handsomely for the Royals.
KC & the Sunshine Band - I'm Your Boogie Man is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .