Speeding thru Saturday pop culture war news . . .
Saw1st: Daniella Karagach Arriving at Good Morning America in NY
NYPost: Why outrage over Sean Spicer’s casting on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ is a double standard
Daily Beast: Why Sean Spicer’s ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Casting Really Is That Pathetic
Closer to home, here are some of the news links we're watching this morning . . .
Kansas City Ruins Roads
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- You might have noticed a change to the roads over by Children's Mercy Hospital, but it's not more construction. The city is hoping the closure will keep pedestrians safer. Driving down Gillham Road can be confusing.
Power Play Branding
Two Kansas utility companies that have recently merged have started a public education campaign to introduce the name of their new company. Westar Energy and Kansas City Power and Light merged in June, 2018 to form a new company that will be called Evergy. The name change becomes effective in October.
Local Artsy Troop Tribute
A few months ago, Pat Deeter, a longtime member of the Independence Art Association, sat in the restaurant at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 2 in Independence and looked at the blank walls surrounding her."We eat lunch and dinner here quite often, and I kept looking at those white walls and thought, 'Boring!'
Suburban Hot Mess
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo -- A midnight check on a fire alarm led to Lee's Summit firefighters working to save the International Children's Academy at 905 SE Douglas. Fire crews were called to the business to investigate the automatic fire alarm.
Local Storage Ablaze
Kansas City firefighters spent Friday night battling a large fire in a warehouse on Troost Avenue near Brush Creek Boulevard.Crews were called about 11:15 p.m. to the area. By the time firefighters arrived to the scene, the fire was fully involved.
Rock Chalk Scribe Review
A knight in shining armor with autism is the hero of Lawrence novelist Bryn Greenwood's new book, " The Reckless Oath We Made." A voice tells him to "champion" a waitress he meets in a Wichita physical therapy session, and the two careen off on a dangerous mission.
Katie Talks The Weekend
There could be a few light rain showers Saturday. It will be breezy. Look for a high near 78 degrees.
Missy Elliott - Throw It Back is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .