Saturday, July 18, 2020

Kansas City Saturday News Stretch & Smile



AND WE'RE BACK!!!

Forgive the pause in posts but we think that protesters trashing the police station was an appropriate place to "reflect" for a moment on life in this town.

Nevertheless, fashionista goodness via hottie Sara inspires us to take a peek at pop culture, community news and info from across the nation and around the world . . .

Kansas City Saves Time

Kansas City Museum wants help preserving 2020 items

Hide Transcript Show Transcript CRISIS. IT IS A YEAR THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED IN HISTORY. NOW, THE KANSAS CITY MUSEUM WANTS YOUR HELP, TO PRESERVE THIS MOMENT IN TIME, FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS. 2020 WILL OF COURSE BE REMEMBERED FOR THE PANDEMIC. WHEN COVID-19 VIRTUALLY SHUT DOWN THE CITY.


Kansas City Fights To Save Another Embattled Park

Petition aims to save Watts Mill Park

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A new petition aims to save Watts Mill Park, a scenic overlook along Kansas City's Indian Creek Greenway Trail near 103rd Street and State Line Road. Business owners and neighbors have said used needles, empty alcohol bottles, fights, and nudity are making the park unsafe.


School Daze Cont'd

Hickman Mills' new superintendent talks bond issue, reopening plans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Every school district in the country is working on plans right now to safely reopen. The Hickman Mills School District shared its plans, with a new face leading the district. Dr. Yaw Obeng is the district's newest superintendent.


Fashion Expertise Reported

Sara Sampaio soaks in the weekend sun in a skimpy leopard bikini

She's an expert at wearing a bikini. And Sara Sampaio certainly looked in her element as she modeled a skimpy cheetah print swimsuit on her Instagram Saturday. The Portuguese model, 28, was aglow as she soaked in the sun in the photo captioned: 'Who's ready for the weekend?


Russia Scare Redux

Joe Biden says Russians are trying to meddle in 2020 election

The Russians are coming - again. Joe Biden, the presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee, warned Americans on Friday that Russia would again try to interfere in the presidential election, just as they did in 2016. The former vice president said he is now receiving intelligence briefings on the matter, Reuters reported.


World Remembers Civil Rights Legend

Politicians and civil rights leaders pay tribute to John Lewis

"Not many of us get to live to see our own legacy play out in such a meaningful, remarkable way. John Lewis did. And thanks to him, we now all have our marching orders - to keep believing in the possibility of remaking this country we love until it lives up to its full promise."


The Real Wall Fight

The Israel-Palestine Debate Is Expanding-but the Options Are Only Shrinking

Longtime Mideast negotiator Aaron David Miller, writing in Foreign Policy, once referred to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process as a " religion," in that it's "driven by propositions that bind or adhere the believer to a compelling set of ideas that satisfy rationally or spiritually, but always obligate."


Iran From More Cases

Iran estimates up to 25 million coronavirus cases since outbreak; nearly doubling the total worldwide caseload: report

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani estimated that up to 25 million people in the country have been infected with coronavirus but despite this tally and urging from Rouhani himself to take precautions to protect against the virus' spread, the country will not reimpose lockdown restrictions.


Prez Trump Talks Checks

Depleted Trump Economic Team Faces Major Test Over Extending Coronavirus Relief Efforts

The White House's freewheeling approach to policy-making faces a key test next week as negotiations begin with Congress over extending emergency economic relief measures during the coronavirus pandemic. The stakes are high. Economists say the next aid package will be critical in shaping the pace of recovery from the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression.


Golden Ghetto COVID Comeback

Overland Park EMS chief back to work after he and entire family had COVID-19

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Overland Park's EMS chief is back on the job. Jason Green and his wife were both hospitalized with COVID-19. Doctors didn't think the man responsible for putting together Overland Park's COVID-19 response would survive that very disease. The ordeal started in March with one of Green's daughters, then the other shortly [...]


Local Cash Kindness

KCPD thanks woman who gave her last dollar to help injured officer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, police are working to help a woman who went out of her way to help an officer. Police tweeted the story on Friday. According to the department, a woman called who wanted to help the officer that was shot on July 2.


NEWSFLASH: IT'S HOT!!!

Excessive Heat Warning in effect Saturday with heat index well over 100 degrees

Hide Transcript Show Transcript ALRIGHT, HOT ONE TODAY, IT LOOKS LIKE. KATIE: NO DOUBT. VERY HOT AND HUMID. ALREADY FEELING WARM AND MUGGY. WHEN THE SUN COMES UP LATER, IT WILL HEAT US UP FAST. WE ARE AT 80 ALREADY. THE DEW POINT AT 72. THE WIND WILL ALSO IMPACT YOUR DAY TODAY.


Lunay - Relaciones is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .

4 comments:

Marsha said...

Russia, Russia, Russia!

Anonymous said...

^^^ the despicable dimwits just wont let it go, thank god they have dim witted followers who believe every lie they say.

It truly is amazing how stupid and uneducated those people are.

Anonymous said...

^^^says one who is in Websters under both "stupid" and "uneducated."

Wall E. Weasel said...

'Roosevelt Lyons, KC Parks Deputy Director of Operations, said: “Watts Mill, like a lot of our parks, is seeing a pretty big influx of people experiencing homelessness. That’s due to COVID."'

Bullshit. The problem started the day QuikTrip opened in front of the hospital. Panhandlers immediately started harassing customers there and eventually spread out onto State Line from 103rd to the north and south all the way to the interstate exits. You can't drive those few blocks without seeing a dozen people camped out on the medians or under the bridge asking for money. And why not? Start your shift by getting drinks and snacks from QT, spend a couple of hours collecting cash from stopped cars, then head a few blocks northeast to score your drugs and booze. Then sleep it all off in lovely Watts Mill Park, courtesy of the KC taxpayers. There's even a handy bridge for cover on those rainy or overly sunny days! If the police do bother to come it's just a few feet to safety in a different state.

I'm not saying QuikTrip is the problem. They actually do a decent job of keeping the soliciting on their property to a minimum now. But to claim this is some new issue, especially one caused by the COVID pandemic, is a pretty sleazy way to shirk responsibility for something which has been known for quite some time.