We start this morning with a consideration of provocative promotional hotness along with pop culture, community news and info from across the nation.
Kansas City Biz Desperately Seeking Cash
Nicholas and Kristen Rowell became owners last October of the Little Monkey Bizness children's play space in Shawnee, Kansas, and had parties and playdates booked solid through April. Then coronavirus hit; they shut down the business on March 16. Now the Rowells are among the hundreds of thousands of small business owners seeking emergency financial relief because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
KCMO Car Turnabout
Kansas City's impound lot will be selling vehicles online this month."We're going to sell about 500 to 550 cars," said Nathan Pare, of the city's impound lot.From BMWs to pickups to smash ups, even motorcycles to Mazda, the city's tow lot has got a lot of nearly everything."There's a variety
More Deets On Hobo Hotel Housing For Pandemic
For some in the Kansas City area, "sheltering in place is not an option," according to one nurse practitioner. "Many of our patients live on the streets, under a bridge, in a tent... they truly don't have a home to go to and the idea of sheltering in place is not an option," said Jaynell Assmann, a nurse practitioner who founded Care Beyond the Boulevard.
Sentimental Biz Move
Hallmark says the COVID-19 pandemic is having major effect on its business.The company announced that it will temporarily cut staffers' hours at Hallmark Global, Crown Center and at its corporate offices.
Hottie Promo Explained
Lindsey Pelas treated her 9.1 million Instagram followers to a sexy update recently in which she rocked a scandalous swimsuit. The advertisement was for the beverage company Bang Energy, which Lindsey mentions in her bio. She started off the video in a crocheted swimsuit with a zippered top layered over it.
At the start of what is expected to be the deadliest week of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, the White House tried to offer some hope that measures to contain the spread were working. The virus killed 1,264 over 24 hours in the U.S.
Prez Trump Talks Navy Fight
Trump scolds ousted USS Theodore Roosevelt commander for coronavirus letter; Navy boss apologizes for reaction
President Trump said he would "get involved" and review the decision to fire the captain of the Navy's USS Theodore Roosevelt, even as the Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly berated the former captain in an audio recording leaked on Monday.
#MeToo Double Take
Alyssa Milano explains silence on Joe Biden sexual assault allegation, says men deserve 'due process'
Alyssa Milano is defending her decision to stay silent in the wake of a recently surfaced allegation against former Vice President Joe Biden by former Senate staffer Tara Reade, who claims he sexually assaulted her in 1993.
Speaker Nancy Doubles Down On More Stimulus
In a conference call Monday with more than 180 House Democrats, Pelosi said the last relief package - a historic, $2.2 trillion infusion adopted less than two weeks ago - is insufficient to help the medical workers, businesses and employees affected by the fast-spreading pandemic.
Allegation Local Cleric
KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) - The Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese has added a 25th name to its list of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors. The diocese said on its website Sunday that allegations against the late Rev. Peter Clement Vatter were substantiated by the diocesan ombudsman, the diocese's independent review board and Bishop James V.
Kangaroo Curve Switched
UMKC students now have the option to convert their spring semester letter grades to credit or no credit, according to a decision from Interim Provost Jenny Lundgren on Friday. Lundgren described the change as "empowering students to choose an option that best fits their academic needs this semester" under the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hide Transcript Show Transcript NICK: SHE IS GOOD. THE KIDS WILL PLAY IN THE YARDS TODAY, THAT IS FOR SURE. THE CLOUDS WE SEE -- ICU, MOON. CLOUDY TO START BUT THEY WILL BE OUT OF HERE THIS AFTERNOON. IF YOU GO OUTSIDE, YOU MAY NEED TO SLAP ON SOME SUNSCREEN.
Justin Bieber - At Least For Now is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .