A quick peek at pop culture hotness that influences the discourse more than most would like to admit . . .
DM: Karlie Kloss positively glows as a 'beauty boss' in new cosmetics campaign for Estee Lauder
CP: Former Victoria's Secret model who gave up career for Jesus produces faith-based film
NDN: L Brands chairman 'embarrassed' by former ties with Epstein
Meanwhile, closer to home a bevy of nice weekend news dominates headlines despite rising local violence. Take a look:
NextGen Confronts Crime Wave
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - More than 100 people have been killed in Kansas City, Missouri this year and hundreds more have been hurt. On Saturday, some local young people were trying to bring the violence to an end. One of the major topics of discussion during their meeting at the Kauffman Foundation was the youth.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Chevrolet and the Military Warriors Support Foundation gave a gold star wife a free Chevrolet Equinox on Friday at a Kansas City Royals game during the first inning. Melissa Jarboe, wife of U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Jamie Jarboe, was recognized as a Chevrolet "Everyday Hero" for her devotion and sacrifice.
Ongoing Search For Justice
LEAWOOD, Kan. - A group of exonerated people are working to get justice for others who were wrongfully convicted. "I was arrested in 1984 and sent to prison in 1984-85, is when I went in to the Missouri state penitentiary in Jefferson City, Missouri," Darryl Burton said.
Royal Lifestyle Revealed
KANSAS CITY, Kan. - It really is serious work tasting and judging at the American Royal World Series of Barbecue. "It's some of the best barbecue on the planet," Craig Layman, a Master Certified Barbecue Judge said. When you're dealing with pit masters who compete all over the country, certified judges are under strict standards.
About The Latest Loss
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost's postgame press conference after a 6-1 loss to the Houston Astros at Kauffman Stadium on Sept. 14, 2019.
EPIC Revival At The Legends
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Two weeks after a stranger saved his life at a store in the Legends Outlets, Steven Duke experienced a special moment on Friday when he thanked the nurse who revived him after a cardiac event. The emergency occurred inside the Kate Spade store at the shopping center on Labor Day.
Nothing Lasts Forever
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- David Glass leaned on the Royals dugout rail, talking earnestly with third-base coach Mike Jirschele and clutching a baseball in his hand. It was mid-afternoon, 88 degrees and humid. "But I'm here because where else would you want to be on a Saturday evening but the ballpark?"
One Last Summer Scorcher
It'll feel like summer on Sunday with plenty of sun and a high near 90 degrees.
Violent Femmes - "Jesus Walking On The Water" (Electric Lady Sessions) is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .