Sara Jean hotness starts our Saturday news review and pop culture peek:
Engadget: Instagram’s Threads is compelling, but kind of creepy
Glossy: How Google is using image recognition to challenge Instagram’s fashion commerce dominance
Biz Insider: Influencers are fighting for attention as Instagram tests removing likes from its platform: 'There’s no audience applause at the end of a performance'
Closer to home here are the local items worth a look:
Kansas City Solider Tribute
LEAVENWORTH, KS (KCTV) -- There were no relatives at Vietnam War Veteran Tommie Stevens funeral held at the Leavenworth National Cemetery on Friday afternoon. But, his passing didn't go unnoticed as dozens of patriotic strangers, service members and one particularly special person showed up to honor his life and service.
Local Lady Haircut Hand Up
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - As part of National Domestic Abuse Awareness Month, Beauty Brands will team up with local domestic violence shelters to raise donations and offer more resources for victims. Hair salons often serve as "safe" places for domestic violence victims since abusers don't usually accompany them for appointments.
Saturday Real Estate Pr0n
A five-bed, five-bath farmhouse in Stilwell is on the market for $3.8 million. The home, built in 1972, is at 16960 Metcalf Ave. It sits on 16.5 acres and is 5,896 square feet. The home is appraised at $1.6 million, according to Johnson County property records.
Urban Core Football Revival
NEEDS TO BE DONE. KMBC 9'S MATT EVANS HAS THE STORY. MATT THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT THE FIELD IS THE COLOR, THE BLUE TURF. LINCOLN PREP HAD TO CALL BOISE STATE TO GET PERMISSION TO USE THIS COLOR AND THEY SAID IT WAS JUST FINE.
Kansas City Bocce Winning
For the first time in weeks, the parking lot at 2415 Independence Ave. is full of cars. Running a bit late, John Liberto passes under the red, white and green awning that reads MEMBERS ONLY and enters the American Sons of Columbus social club. He's welcomed by the smell of cigars, handshakes, kisses and signed checks.
Local Artsy Life
A vintage Vornado fan hooked to a bicycle wheel pushes a tumbleweed in a circle. Two sandstone rocks grind against each other to create a small pile of fine sand. A clockwork movement sends a feather swinging in an arc. It's the work of Kansas sculptor Mike Miller.
Fall Into Katie Forecast
Rain will move in for part of your Saturday and be gone by early afternoon. Look for a high near 72 degrees. Sunday should be drier for the Chiefs game.
Niall Horan - Nice To Meet Ya is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .