As always, we offer our gifts by way of news-gathering and right now we share Jordan hotness along with a peek at climate change news given that temperature might (or might not) change much between now and X-mas. Checkit:
Guardian: Our planet is in crisis. But until we call it a crisis, no one will listen
SA: Lost Cities and Climate Change
CNBC: Energy Secretary Rick Perry contradicts Trump, says humans do play a role in causing climate change
Closer to home, here are the worthwhile news links we're checking at the moment . . .
State Line Chicken Redux
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A highly trafficked Chick-fil-A restaurant at the Ward Parkway Center will temporarily close next week for remodeling. Franchisee Forrest Swyden confirmed the Chick-fil-A at 8551 State Line Road will close after business on Aug. 8 for about seven weeks.
Sound Of Future FAIL
Kansas City, MO - The American Jazz Museum in the 18th and Vine district is the epicenter of Jazz music in Kansas City. They host a number of programs throughout the year to get youth onboard with the art form.
Stinky Local Debate
INDEPENDENCE, MO (AP) -- Property owners near a cattle farm in northwest Missouri are suing to stop a major expansion of the operation. A lawsuit filed Tuesday by 141 property owners contends the Valley Oaks Steak Co.'s farm already has brought noise, odors and pests to the area near Lone Jack, about 25 miles east of Kansas City.
Local Graffiti Good Look
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- March Madness is long gone, but there's another kind of madness that's always around in Kansas City: Mural Madness! The metro is home to countless walls splashed in colorful paint, murals that are meaningful in their own unique way.
Show-Me Opportunity Hoarding
COLUMBIA, MO (AP) -- A spokesman for the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia says the school has identified fewer than 10 students whose parents may have taken advantage of a financial aid loophole.
Fanboy Quad Update
Held out of Wednesday practice: Injured during Wednesday practice: n/a Returned to practice: RB Marcus Marshall (groin) Non-football injury list: Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill did not practice on Wednesday after suffering a quad contusion on Tuesday. As we explained in Tuesday's report, this was to be expected.
And this is the OPEN THREAD for the afternoon . . .