Thursday, October 11, 2018

Kansas City Thursday Morning News Smoke

Back in 2004 Ashlee Simpson felt lie the world hated her after an SNL lip-syncing snafu. She was probably right but it didn't really matter much. Now she's a solid c-list reality star and soon to go on the road attempting to earn more spotify plays.


Saw1st: Ashlee Simpson Ross in Galore Magazine – October 2018

EOnline: ASHLEE+EVAN: Ashlee Simpson-Ross and Evan Ross Are Getting Ready to Perform Live, But Something's Holding Ashlee Back!

AMAs2018: Ashlee and Evan Ross Gush Over Jessica Simpson's 'Surprise' Pregnancy

Closer to home, here's a quick set of links for our Thursday morning . . .

More Cowtown Tax Cheat Charges

Kansas City man accused of using children's identities in tax fraud

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Federal prosecutors allege a 52-year-old Kansas City man used his children's identities in a nearly $2.6 million tax fraud scheme. Michael Kheop was indicted by a grand jury on three charges of making false claims, two counts of mail fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.

Rock Chalk Politico Slapfight

Gubernatorial Candidates Argue Over School Funding, Immigration, Guns In Wichita Forum

The five candidates for Kansas governor faced off at a forum Tuesday night in Wichita. It was a rare opportunity for Independent Rick Kloos and Libertarian Jeff Caldwell to share a stage with the three major candidates - Republican Kris Kobach, Democrat Laura Kelly and independent Greg Orman.

Show-Me Cash For Guests

Tourism officials across Missouri hope for more money from Parson

Promoters of Missouri tourism, stung when then-Gov. Eric Greitens cut the state tourism budget in half, are encouraged that his successor wants to restore the funding. Gov. Mike Parson made it known early in his administration that he wants to promote tourism. Greitens cut the state tourism department budget from $20 million to $10 million in 2017.

Kansas City Suburban Social Media Snitching Stays Winning

Founders of Stolen KC Facebook page launch nonprofit to help theft victims

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The founders of the popular Stolen KC Facebook page are taking their victim-advocacy to the next level. David Brucker created Stolen KC after two of his trucks were stolen; the page has since grown to more than 100,000 members. Brucker and his partner, Kasey, have now launched the GotStolen Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Footballer Book Debut

Chiefs Offensive Lineman promotes new book "Eat My Schwartz"

It's always fun to see a different side of professional athletes, and that's exactly what we got this week from Chiefs' Offensive Lineman Mitchell Schwartz

Nomenclature Debate Redux
Inside Kansas City Royals' trademark claim vs. NWSL
Kansas City Sound Review

The Kansas City Ballet's 'Oz' Takes Musical Cues From Jazz, Disco, Glam Rock, Country Fiddling...

A new ballet with an original score isn't quite as rare an event as a house falling on a witch, but it is an exciting chance to shape a fresh telling of the beloved story. L. Frank Baum's 1900 novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," set in Kansas, sparked 13 sequels, story spin-offs, and multiple adaptations on stage and film.

Transit Tech Started Cowtown

After Hannibal bridge, Kansas City would boom

Construction of the Hannibal Bridge almost didn't happen in Kansas City in 1867. Leavenworth, Kan., and Kansas City were in a race for their city's future in the mid-1860s.

Conquistador - Procol Harum 1976 Live is the #TBT song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

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