Sunday, November 03, 2019

Kansas City Sunday Night News

Angel Candice and her enduring body of work inspire this quick Sunday pop culture news look:

France: Actress and climate change dissident Jane Fonda gets arrested – every week

NBC: Trump Blasts Whistleblower And Officials Over Impeachment Inquiry

CNN: Jimmy Carter tells church service he is 'absolutely and completely at ease' with death

Closer to home, here are some of the nicer, community news links:

Kangaroos Help Community

The Big Search: UMKC students volunteer to find missing children

The Big Search KC, a nonprofit group that raises awareness for missing people through organized drives, found nine missing children and teens during the weekend of Oct. 19. "People had no idea no idea that there were even missing kids," UMKC Adjunct Instructor Alison Phillips said.

Golden Ghetto Drive Time

Part of Johnson Drive reduced to 1 lane starting Monday

SHAWNEE, Kan. - Johnson Drive will be down to one lane at Widmer Road for about a week starting Monday, November Nov. 4. This is due to stormwater upgrades in the area. The city will have temporary traffic signals, so drivers need to be prepared to stop and wait until their turn to move past the construction zone.

Local School Reassurance

Police: Central School District threat not credible

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, police have determined that an online threat against the Center School District is not credible. District leadership posted on Facebook Sunday acknowledging the threat, which was posted on social media. Police, according to the statement, "have not discovered any credible threat toward Center High School or any other Center School District location."

KCK Mexican Culture Endures

Day of the Dead celebration brings life to KCK

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - Dia De Los Muertos is a traditional celebration that started over 3,000 years ago in Mexico. Saturday Central Street in KCK celebrated their third celebration in its honor. "It's a party," laughed Edward Galasia. "We're not celebrating the dead, we're celebrating the memory of our loved ones; this is memorial day with the flavor and spice of Mexico."

Restoring KCK History

Family Of Kansas City, Kansas' First Black Police Chief Want Improvements To A Park That Honors Him

Boston Daniels was only chief of the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department for one year. But he is remembered not only as the city's first black police chief, but for distinguishing himself as a cop who worked his way up through the ranks over 25 years.

Local Drama Direction

The Plan: Develop New Work and Reflect the City's Cultural Diversity - KC STUDIO

We caught up with Stuart Carden, the new artistic director at Kansas City Repertory Theatre, in early September, not long after Kansas City Repertory Theatre made it known that the Chicago director, collaborator and "devisor" would be the fifth artistic director in the theater company's history.

Sunday Kansas City Footballer Winning Life Lessons

Five things we learned as the Chiefs beat the Vikings

The Here are five things we learned from the game: Kansas City Chiefs broke a three-game home losing streak with a 26-23 win over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday. How many games does a defense have to play well before people should be able to say they've turned a corner?

Weather Outlook This Week

Cloudy & chilly on Monday morning with increasing sunshine

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Anonymous said...

There was no civilization in Mexico 3000 years ago.

Anonymous said...

Nice story on restoring KCK park named after the first Black police chief. Something that is meaningful. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

@2:40AM I know you're old as shit geezer, but since you weren't there, you have no idea.

Been There said...

Ruins at Dzibil Chaltun in Yucatan have been dated to 2000 BC.
Mayans had many advancements.