Quick glimpse at some news, info, links, pop culture and just a bit #TBT KC Chiefs remembrance tonight . . .
Kansas City Tribute Tonight
Mention "the hall of fame," and the average fan might think of Cooperstown or Canton. But shrines to our sports legends can be found from coast to coast, including right here in Kansas City. As commentator Victor Wishna contends in this month's edition of "A Fan's Notes," that's a good thing.
KC Hero Suffers Tragic Loss
STILWELL, Kan. -- Hilary Watson, wife of golf great Tom Watson has died after a two year battle with pancreatic cancer, according to Golf Digest. According to the report, the Watsons flew back to their home in Stilwell, Kansas last Saturday so Hilary could enter into in hospice care.
Prez Trump Winning Today
President Trump showed up in Afghanistan on Thursday for a surprise Thanksgiving visit with troops engaged in America's longest-ever military conflict. Mr. Trump arrived at Bagram Air Field shortly after 8:30 p.m. local time and spent more than two-and-a-half hours on the ground, speaking to troops and meeting with Afghanistan's president.
Kansas City Irony: Giving Guide Behind The Paywall
The Giving Guide is an annual publication that communicates the mission, opportunities and financial needs of Kansas City-area nonprofits and foundations. The Kansas City Business Journal's 2019-2020 Giving Guide first appears in print on Nov. 13. Click here to see Kansas City's Giving Guide, which is unlocked now for all readers.
Irredeemable American History
Enslaved people stand outside at a modest Green County, Georgia, plantation hoisting baskets of cotton on their heads as their owner looks on. The image, recently gifted to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, just might be one of the rarest of its kind. Jane Aspinwall, curator of photography at the Nelson-Atkins, is mesmerized by the image.
High On Turkey
Kiva Confections, a market leader in cannabis edibles, has created a turkey gravy loaded with THC that it claims starts working within minutes. "Awkward family dinner conversation? In just under 15 minutes you'll start feeling the effects, so you can sit back, relax, and let the holiday cheer wash over you," the company said in a press release.
Thankful For Kansas City Music Scene
I was in bad shape when I stepped inside the Riot Room on the afternoon of Sunday, November 24. A spate of terrible news had taken a toll on me. Drawn to the nebulous blare coming from the stage, I pushed through a cluster of about 50 people at the free show to claim a spot in front of a bank of speakers.
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