Thursday, August 06, 2020

Kansas City Morning News Look

Right now hottie Adriana and her iconic body of work inspire our early morning news collection . . . Take a peek:

Kansas City Shares COVID Cash For Community Survival

UMKC, Kauffman launch $100K resiliency grant fund for minority-owned businesses hit by COVID

Editor's note: The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation is a financial sponsor of Startland News. This report was produced independently by Startland News' nonprofit newsroom. A new $100,000 fund is expected to help minority-owned Kansas City businesses - left out of initial rounds of COVID-19 relief - to build resiliency and come back stronger as the pandemic persists.

Fundraiser For Fam

Metro woman selling signs to help show support for 3-year-old Olivia Jansen

ROELAND PARK, Mo. - A metro woman is selling signs to show support for the 3-year-old who prosecutors said died at the hand of her dad and his girlfriend. Her death motivated a stranger to begin a movement in her memory. Tragic, depressing, disturbing - those are some of the words Erica McNease used to describe Olivia's death.

Tigers Drop Standards

University of Missouri System temporarily eliminating SAT, ACT requirements

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The University of Missouri System will make standardized test scores optional in admissions applications for the 2021-22 academic year. The temporary shift in policy is in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused many testing dates to be delayed or canceled.

Masks Working In Kansas

Kansas counties with mask mandate show steep COVID-19 drop

by: AP Wire Posted: / Updated: BELLE PLAINE, Kan. - Kansas counties that have mask mandates in place have seen a rapid drop in cases, while counties that only recommend their use have seen no decrease in cases, the state's top health official said Wednesday.

Adriana Endures

Adriana Lima Is A Bikini Thirst Trap On Instagram, Fans Warn 'Atomic Bomb'

39-year-old Brazilian model Adriana Lima just blasted Instagram with the sultriest summer mood picture of hers, and Instagram is wondering what to do with all the heat. Best known for being the longest-running Victoria's Secret Angel, from 1991 to 2018, Lima is not slowing down and definitely not looking her age.

Social Media Juggernauts Discipline Prez Trump

Facebook Removes Trump Post Over False Claim About Children And COVID-19

Facebook removed a post shared by President Trump on Wednesday for breaking its rules against spreading harmful misinformation about the coronavirus. The post on Trump's personal Facebook page included a clip from a Fox News interview from Wednesday morning, in which the president urged schools to reopen, falsely claiming that children are "almost immune from this disease."

We All Make Mistakes

Washington Post issues major correction after botching Trump-Twitter post

The Washington Post sparked massive confusion Wednesday evening after erroneously reporting that President Trump was banned from tweeting because of a claim he made about the coronavirus. Both Facebook and Twitter were cracking down on clips that were shared from the president's interview on "Fox & Friends" earlier in the day, where he continued his push for schools to be reopened in the fall.

Tech Crackdown Starts

TikTok, WeChat and 'untrusted' Chinese apps should be removed from U.S. app stores, Pompeo says

The United States wants "untrusted" Chinese apps removed from U.S. app stores, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday, calling out popular Chinese-owned apps TikTok and WeChat. He also called for companies to limit their apps from phones made by Huawei Technologies.

No más

Mexico state bans sale of sugary drinks and junk food to children

The southern Mexican state of Oaxaca has banned the sale of sugary drinks and high-calorie snack foods to children - a measure aimed at curbing obesity. The bill to reform the state's children and adolescents' rights law proposed fines and the possible closure of stores for selling soft drinks and sweets to children.

Atomic Tragedy Remembered

75 years after Hiroshima, they're still feeling its impact

Regular nosebleeds, three bouts with cancer and blinding cataracts. It's been 75 years since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima - marking the end of World War II and the dawn of the nuclear age - but survivors like Masaaki Takano still live with the consequences.

Local Park Redux

New City Beautiful Movement: Restoring KC's Parks and Boulevards

The 2019 Family Fun Day was coming to a close, but the kids were not ready to leave just yet. Esther Kershaw remembers them trying to buy more time on the inflatable bounce house, despite their parents telling them it was time to go.

Summer Returns To KC

Thursday will feel more like August


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Anonymous said...

Looks like Mizzou and UMKC are desperate for enrollment.

Dropping ACT and SAT entrance requirements is not a good thing for higher education.

Students are now WOKE that it is not worth incurring $100,000 in student loan debt to have a Communist Professor preach about the marvels of Lenin and Stalin, the 5 Year Plan, and Marxism.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard of the new virus Dr demento and Bill Gates are pushing? They say it's just like polio. Funny how nurses across the county are saying the virus is way down but MSM says is way up. I guess they thought they could fool us longer than they thought. Well some anyway. The liberals still don't get what's going on.

Anonymous said...

Well, thankfully we have your insights to rely on.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for weighing in 8:25. I'm sure you read some stuff on the internet. Now back to your basement and don't forget your tin foil hat.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the rural counties did not have many cases to begin with and the drop in new cases in urban areas is due to the winding down of idiot commie protests? Correlation is not causation and there are a lot of factors that need to be accounted for and controlled before any conclusions can be drawn. But that is science and science is hard.

Anonymous said...


When Adriana declared a "clothing optional" policy, the men weren't complaining, but exhibited an obvious "sticking point" in her presence!!!

Anonymous said...

8:37 What a joy your life is not reading and understanding reality. In areas where mask wearing is mandated the virus is receding, in places where morons refuse to wear masks their grandparents and a whole bunch of others are dying, Unable to add 2+2 you gave up on that science stuff.

The Tool said...

University of Missouri System temporarily eliminating SAT, ACT requirements

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

GARBAGE IN...................GARBAGE OUT

Bandit said...

I find it hilarious! MU got their tail in a crack financially after carrot top Glick shot her mouth off and they had fake reports of racist vandalism and now the Chinese flu has bitten them square in the ass.Tried to give them sympathy but just ended up laughing uncontrollably. Serves em right.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Communist tenured professors and administrators ruined Mizzou five years ago with their fake racist conspiracy.

MU's enrollment dropped 25% due to the negative publicity. Professors are so stupid they didn't realize they were ruining their own livelihood.

Typical Democrats; destroy what is good.

Hemingway said...

I went to MU and majored in Journalism, with a minor in Security Theater. While there, we learned how to capitalize on insignificant events to generate fear and profit for the media. A contract professor got wrecked in the media because of her blatant racism and the schools tenured professors continue to espouse their communist propaganda, earning the school's nickname Moscow MU and Commie Columbia. My Journalism degree got me a sweet gig as a Geek Squad member at Best Buy, where it will take me about 23 years to pay off my student loans. In the meantime, with zero entrance requirements, my degree is worth almost as much as the price of admission at the cheapest community college in the Midwest. Nice job, MU. Way to invest in your school and retain the high value associated with your graduates' brand.

Anonymous said...

10:18 must be an MU or KU grad. Let the grownups control for other variables.