Friday, December 21, 2018

Kansas City Friday Night News Gathering



For this cozy Friday night we take a quick glimpse at the behind the scenes life of a billion dollar industry which continues to define pop culture:

Fox News: Victoria’s Secret model Barbara Fialho explains why she cried after seeing her photos

Slate: The Color of Victoria’s Secret’s Failure Is Pink

QZ: Peter Horvath wants to do for cannabis what Victoria’s Secret did for lingerie

Closer to home, these local news links skew a bit sappy but are still worth a peek tonight . . .

Kansas City Christmas Opportunity Much Better Than Sleigh Ride

Car Santa surprises Kansas City families in need with gift of freedom, new beginning

RIVERSIDE, MO (KCTV) -- Some families in need got an early Christmas present, and, for many, the present was so much more than a gift with four wheels. It was a gift of freedom and a new beginning. "This is a real big surprise. I didn't know," Keeya Dennis said.


Joy At The KC Pump

Kansas Citians take advantage of low gas prices

Now is probably a good time to fill up your tank. Gasbuddy.com says Missouri has the lowest gas prices in the country right now. And it's at a good time


Hoping For Turnaround Story

How Kansas City, Kansas' New School Superintendent Grades His First Semester

Charles Foust received a tepid welcome when he arrived in August as the new superintendent of the Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools. But after his first semester, Foust said he is settling in. Many district patrons and employees had vocally supported the other finalist for the job, deputy Superintendent Jayson Strickland, a career district teacher and administrator who was respected and liked.


KCMO Bookkeepers Show Kindness

KC Firm Continues "Wrapped in Warmth" Tradition to Help Homeless

Hundreds of people in need will stay warm this winter, thanks to a local company. Employees from MarksNelson CPA firm were in Washington Square park Friday, bringing hats, gloves and scarves for the homeless. It's part of their annual "Wrapped in Warmth" program. They tied the items to trees for anyone in need to take.


Great Value Gronk Gift Ideas

Travis Kelce buys tight ends and quarterbacks Versace robes for Christmas

Travis Kelce spoke to the media in the locker room following Friday's workout, and someone asked the Kansas City Chiefs tight end to tell him what were the best gifts he had ever given and received. As it turned out, the best gifts he'd ever given were distributed just moments prior.


Celebrate Local Progressive Panties

MADI Apparel founder: 'It's not just underwear, it's dignity'

Hayley Besheer relocated her apparel company's headquarters from Florida to Kansas City after discovering a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem and curious customer base, the founder of MADI Apparel said.


Wrap It Up Kansas City

Christmas wrapping paper as we know it started with Hallmark in 1917

Modern-day Christmas wrap started in 1917 in Kansas City when the Halls, of Hallmark, ran out of gift dressing at its store.


And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

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