India Love is a rising star hip-hop hottie "influencer" and she inspires our pop culture peek this morning:
Saw1st: India Westbrooks Booty in Bikini Photoshoot 2019
CNN Biz: Influencers prepare for an Instagram without likes
FB: Facebook tests hiding Like counts, just like Instagram
Closer to home, here are some nicer news links that are also worth a peek to start the day . . .
KC Tiny Home Winning Cont'd
IN OUR AREA. KMBC 9'S KELEIGH GIBBS WAS THERE AS DOZENS OF VOLUNTEERS ROLLED UP THEIR SLEEVES AND GOT TO WORK ON THE EXPANSION. "WHEN YOU LOSE EVERYTHING, NO MATTER WHAT YOU HAVE, IT IS HARD TO BOUNCE BACK."
Kansas City Big Data Upgrade
If the internet had a sound, it might be found in an unassuming Overland Park data center. From rack after rack of computer servers comes the monotonous purr of power and the whoosh of fans keeping the servers - and the businesses whose vital data is stored there - operating smoothly.
Redux: Sleaze Scummit Success
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Someone who bought a LOTTO ticket in Lee's Summit for Wednesday night's drawing is now a millionaire. The ticket was purchased at the Temp Stop at 100 S.E. Todd George Parkway. The winner matched all six numbers for a grand prize winning of $1.2 million.
Counting Kansas Cash Crop
Kansas farmers are harvesting hemp fields for the first time in nearly 80 years. The state selected farmers across the state for a hemp research program earlier in 2019. Now, farmers are ready to harvest. Richard Gash plans to harvest at sunrise Thursday morning. He says it has not been easy getting to this point.
Show-Me Old School Skillz
Mike McLaughlin has a slightly unusual grievance: He has more blacksmithing equipment than he can actually use. His backyard smithy is 16-by-24 feet and includes two kinds of forge, three anvils and a bunch of hammers and other tools. But to practice this ancient skill, he notes, "all you really need is a hunk of dirt and a little cover."
College Life Lesson
EMPORIA, KS (KCTV) -- When it comes to rest, college students don't always pass the test. That's why a school in Kansas is experimenting with a way to help. It's a struggle at every college, but hours in the library at Emporia State University can take their toll.
Cautious Friday Forecast
CODY: HOPEFULLY HE WILL HAVE A LOT OF PULL-UPS TO DO THE SEASON. NICK: A LOT TO TALK ABOUT WITH THIS STORMY PATTERN FEW THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING, DOWN TO ONE OVE 70, STRAIGHT EAST OF KANSAS CITY, GOING RIGHT OVER MAYVIEW AND HIGGINSVILLE, EAST OF LAKE LAFAYETTE.
TWICE "Feel Special" M/V is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .