Alexis hotness starts our search for links and peek at American pop culture right now . . .
Saw1st: Alexis Ren in Modeliste – August 2019
Grist: A scrappy solution to the fashion industry’s giant waste problem
Endadget: Amazon's next foray into fashion is a personal shopping service
Closer to home, on KANSAS CITY SUMMER CLIMAX FIRST FRIDAY, here are the somewhat nicer news links we're checking:
Testing Freebie Bus Rides
A new Kansas City Area Transportation Authority bus program that launched Thursday is one of the first of its kind in the nation. The Opportunity Pass Program provides free transit on both sides of the state line to clients of safety-net providers.
Kangaroos Awarded Big Bucks
The Sunderland Foundation gives $66 million to the University of Kansas Health System, allowing for completion of three floors in Cambridge Tower. University of Missouri-Kansas City is poised for an upgrade worth millions, thanks to a hefty gift from The Sunderland Foundation.
KCMO Horder Last Stand
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A broken lamp post, mattresses, chairs, strips of metal and broken glass -- even a butcher knife wedged into a log. It's all outside a rental home on East 77th Terrace. You can barely see the grass under all the debris.
Beware: Bridezillas Unleashed
Noah's Event Venue in Overland Park will close at the end of August, leaving dozens of brides without a wedding venue. The event space, often booked for weddings and parties, sent an email to customers Thursday morning, informing them of the closure.
2019 Last Picture Show?!?!
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- In the age of Netflix and streaming movies on your phone, you might think the drive-in theater is a forgotten form of entertainment from another time. You'd be wrong. "This is how I grew up," Sheri Brown said.
Local Doggie Style Winning
Wayside Waifs announces project to expand pet care
Solo Sock Success
Jack Sock is back on his singles game, looking to rekindle a career that peaked in 2017 with a No. 8 world ranking, then sliding to 9-22 in 2018. Yet, he's found success at doubles, even lifting trophies last year at the most prestigious venues in tennis, Wimbledon and the U.S.
HAIM - Summer Girl is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .