Once again for Sunday we share a peek at pop culture, community news and the latest headlines that have captured our attention . . .
Foodie Leaders Share Stories
This spring, COVID-19 precautions changed daily life for everyone in Kansas City. Those in the food and beverage industry were hit especially hard as restaurants and bars limited operations or closed, and many establishments found themselves forced to lay off employees. Keely Edgington, co-owner of the Westport cocktail bar Julep, opted to shut its doors...
Kansas City Crop Report Considered . . .
Wheat started the week with more selling, pushing Minneapolis into new contract lows. On Thursday, the wheat complex had a strong reversal up, with Minneapolis forming a key reversal and Kansas City with an outside day higher. Both winter wheat markets of Chicago and Kansas City bounced off support levels, giving more energy to the reversals.
Kangaroos Look Before They Leap Back To School
As the spring semester comes to an end, UMKC is gearing up to make a decision regarding the 2020 fall semester. Some students are ready to resume courses on campus for the fall, while others think it may be unrealistic given the uncertainty of when stay-at-home orders will end and what other safety precautions will look like in efforts to help decrease the spread of COVID-19.
Debating The Reopen Plan
Several counties and cities in Kansas and Missouri are planning to reopen businesses in restaurants in phases . Here is a look at what's opening:
Fight For The Angels
Source L Brands, Inc. (NYSE: LB) was hanging by a thread when I first wrote about the company in late-January. The only way for the company to get out of the waters, back then, was to sell the struggling Victoria's Secret (VS) segment.
Prez Trump Reopens Campaign
Trump is set to travel to Arizona to tour a Honeywell plant on Tuesday. President Donald Trump is preparing to hit the road as he looks forward to what he has billed as a reopening of the country following a period of lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, even as the virus remains an ongoing threat.
Meet Friends From Faraway Places: MURDER HORNETS!!!
Enough already. Now, deadly hornets from Asia that measure up to 2 inches long have been found for the first time in the US - and researchers are worried they're colonizing. The aggressive insects, nicknamed "murder hornets," can wipe out bee colonies within hours and have stingers long and powerful enough to puncture beekeeping suits.
MASKS AREN’T OK?!?!
Officials remove mask requirements for restaurants, stores after employees face threats in an Oklahoma city
Measures requiring people to wear face coverings inside stores and restaurants to prevent the spread of coronavirus in Stillwater, Okla., were lifted by officials Friday after employees from these businesses said that they experienced threats of violence. Independent Mayor Will Joyce walked back an emergency order put in place until May 31, requiring the public to wear masks.
Gun Crackdown Gets Closer
Thirteen days after the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a nationwide ban on military-style assault weapons Friday. "These weapons were designed for one purpose, and one purpose only: To kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time," Trudeau said at a press conference in Ottawa Friday.
Get Out Of Town
Both Kansas and Missouri are poised to lift their statewide stay-at-home orders on Monday, May 4. Restrictions have been in place for nearly two months, which means many metro residents are probably getting stir-crazy. An easy way to practice social distancing while enjoying the spring weather is to get out to one of Kansas' and Missouri's state parks, which are still open during the COVID-19 crisis.
Hope For Football Comeback
by: AP Wire Posted: / Updated: KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas and Missouri are resuming their bitter Border War in football after the former Big 12 rivals agreed to a four-game series in which each school will play two home games beginning in September 2025.
Sunday Showers Ahead
The scattered showers should be in the Kansas City metro area through 8 a.m. Sunday.
Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven is the Sunday song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .