Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Kansas City Tuesday Night News Look

The news scene keeps going, here's some of the more interesting links we're checking on the topic of pop culture, community news and more . . .

Toy Train Hype Ride Announced

KC Streetcar to host Red Friday Ride

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - If you're looking for a unique way to celebrate Red Friday ahead of the Super Bowl, hop on the KC Streetcar. The KC Streetcar Authority announced that from 5:30-7 p.m. on Friday, fans can hop on the Chiefs Streetcar for a special ride.

Local History Lives

Truman Library renovation 'on time' so far

Right now, the interior of one side of Harry Truman Presidential Library & Museum consists mainly of drywall covering steel studs. Even so, one can imagine how different the library will be for visitors when it reopens in the fall after a year-plus renovation.

Big Bucks Voted For Blue Valey

Blue Valley district voters approve nearly $187M bond issue

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Voters in the Blue Valley School District overwhelmingly approved a multi-million school bond issue . With nearly 74% of the vote , voters agreed to a no-tax increase bond worth more than $186.8 million via mail-in ballot.

Show-Me Justice

Federal Judge Refuses To Approve Deal Reducing Missouri Public Defender Workloads

A federal judge has refused to sign off on a deal that would cap the number of cases Missouri's public defenders are allowed to handle. U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey on Monday found that the proposed consent judgment between the ACLU of Missouri and the state's public defender system was essentially unworkable.

Kansas Burning Issue

Trees Pose a Growing Wildfire Problem as They Take Over Kansas Grassland

WICHITA, Kansas - Trees improve air quality. They keep people and homes cool with shade. They block the breezes that rake across the Kansas plains. New research suggests the trees planted by people who filled up Kansas over the last century-plus also made the region more susceptible to hard-to-fight fires.

Merriam Maintains

Merriam voters renew infrastructure sales tax

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Nearly four of five Merriam voters signed off on renewing a 0.25% sales-tax increase, according to Johnson County Election Office results. The Johnson County suburb had a mail-in ballot election to authorize continuing the sales tax, which is used to fund improvements to "streets, bridges and associated drainage," according to the ballot language.

Hottie Well Remembered

Drugs, feuds and bankruptcy... what happened next to the 90s glamour models

Back when Instagram was just a glint in a tech nerd's eye, people used to get their saucy kicks from lads' mags. Zoo, Nuts, Loaded and FHM occupied the lower end of the top shelf, while the likes of Esquire and GQ appealed to a more genteel clientele.

Prez Trump Peace Plan Kaput

Palestinians mobilise against Trump peace plan

Palestinians staged protests Tuesday against US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan, hours before it was to be unveiled in Washington. Thousands demonstrated in Gaza, burning pictures of Trump and the American flag, while further rallies were planned for the coming days. Details of

GOP Double Talk

GOP concedes Trump may have withheld aid for probes but says it's not impeachable

A growing number of GOP senators are now acknowledging that President Donald Trump may have leveraged US military aid to Ukraine in exchange for an announcement of investigations that could help him politically -- but they contend that even that conduct does not warrant removal from office or hearing from additional witnesses.

iPhone For Everybody

Apple expected to post record holiday earnings: Live blog

By Apple Inc. is expected to deliver record quarterly earnings and revenue Tuesday. The report will detail Apple's performance during the crucial holiday period, which was the first full quarter of availability for the iPhone 11 family of devices as well as the first to include contributions from the Apple TV+ streaming service.

Puppet Master Tribute

Chiefs 'Puppet Lady' wins Super Bowl LIV tickets

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - A longtime Chiefs fan has just won tickets to Super Bowl LIV in Miami! Janel Carbajo of Spring Hill was one of six national finalists for Ford Hall of Fans at the beginning of the month. She has had season tickets for the past 30 years.

Worst Pop Singer In History Coming Soon To Cowtown

Justin Bieber is coming to Kansas City this summer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Singer Justin Bieber is going on tour once again this summer, and he's making a stop in Kansas City. Bieber will bring the Changes tour to Sprint Center Monday, July 6. The show will feature guests Kehlani and Jaden Smith. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, Feb.

And this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .


Anonymous said...

handfuls of news. Thanks, T.

Super Dave said...

I know Janel Carbajo and she has been to my home in the past and is a truly wonderful and awesome person. And yes she is a huge Chiefs fan. But if you were to meet her else where you'd never have a clue she was. I have friends who have kids that had her or her husband as teachers while growing up and all liked Janel. I don't care if the Chiefs win this weekend for the most part but I sure hope Janel does win the Ford Hall of Fan this year.

Anonymous said...

Any Black Swan events to report?

Anonymous said...

Harvey Weinstein was terrified of a Chihuahua called Peanut who chased him when he barged into NYC home of production assistant.


Anonymous said...

Is this the answer to the Queer eye series getting cancelled ? Round eye for the music star and anyone into JB. I would like to see the "male" that say they like Justin.

Anonymous said...

Sorry Republican Senators, you don't get to decide whether the offenses Trump was Impeached for are "impeachable" or not, that decision was made in the House, as the Constitution mandates.

Your only role, which you took an oath to perform, is simply to decide whether or not the act occurred. If yes, then he is guilty, and therefore he IS removed from Office.

If no, then you find Trump "not guilty", and your Party pays any political price in the next Election for your having ignored the evidence.

Anonymous said...

Another shit hole city like Kansas City who happens to also be in the Super Bowl is a democratic ran hell hole. Wait till this sort of crap happens at the MCI new airport.

SAN FRANCISCO -- A top San Francisco public official and go-to bureaucrat to mayors over two decades was charged with public corruption Tuesday, upending City Hall as elected leaders scrambled to reassure the public that bribery and kickbacks would not be tolerated.

The complaint unsealed Tuesday against San Francisco Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and longtime restaurateur Nick Bovis focuses on an aborted attempt in 2018 to bribe a San Francisco airport commissioner for retail space.

Silvestor orgalthorp said...

655. If juries worked that way then OJ Simpson would have been found guilty of murder

Anonymous said...

6:55 Trump gets acquitted but you knew this all along, the problem isn’t the republicans that are going down, it’s the dims, after this fiasco and all the lies are fully known, it’s a guarantee that the voters will not put up with this crap evar again. It looks really really bad for the dims for the foreseeable future.

Anonymous said...

Ok, 6:55. Name the statutory offenses Trump has committed, and with which he is charged in the Senate.

Sorry to tell you, but in every other impeachment there were actual crimes: perjury or obstruction of justice.

The problem is that the Democrats failed to make their case, which was their only constitutional role. They failed. Now the Senate tries and votes.

Psst--do you still think Trump is leaving office?

Oh honey.

Anonymous said...

Perez Hilton has a meltdown while talking about his 'inspiring' I'm A Celebrity co-star Miguel Maestre... and compares the chef to Madonna and Oprah Winfrey


Anonymous said...

@7:25 -

1) Misuse of Office for personal gain, which even Republicans admit happened.

2) Obstruction of Justice by means of misuse of Office (Executive Privilege).

The House didn't fail, the evidence is clear.

Will he leave Office, of course not, not before the Election. The Republican Majority in the Senate has already made that determination, which by the way constitutes a violation of the Oath the Constitution required of them.

But hey, what's a scrap of paper like the Constitution matter, we're Republicans, not Americans!

Anonymous said...

9:02 you idiot.
An impeachable offense is whatever a majority of the House of Representatives considers it to be at a given moment in history.
High crimes and misdemeanor simply means, The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust,” Alexander Hamilton wrote in 1788.
President Bill Clinton was impeached in 1998 on two counts of “high crimes and misdemeanors”: lying under oath and obstruction of justice. The charges emerged after Clinton denied having had a sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky in the course of a civil sexual harassment lawsuit against against Clinton by Paula Jones.
The Senate acquitted Clinton.
Jonathan Turley, who was called to testify about the definition of impeachable offenses by Republicans on the Judiciary Committee, testified that “the use of military aid for a quid pro quo to investigate one’s political opponent, if proven, can be an impeachable offense,” but that there is not enough evidence to prove President Trump did so.
President Trump’s impeachment is similar to Clinton’s in that there isn’t much confusion as to what happened, but there is a great deal of disagreement about how to think about those events.

Anonymous said...


When the weather babe predicted on-air that she was on the lookout for multiple inches to quickly accumulate, the station was flooded with volunteers!!!

Anonymous said...

We love President Trump because to him American citizens come first! To Democrats anyone but citizens come first! Vote out the Democrats! MAGA!