We've still got a great many things to consider for tonight . . . HOWEVER . . . We want to get an early start for tomorrow so we'll simply share some interesting headlines for today for our beloved insomniac and late night denizens.
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Kansas City Spray Day Tomorrow
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas Citians will begin to see fountains turned on around the city beginning on Tuesday. Officials will turn on all city-owned fountains to celebrate "Fountain Day 2022." According to the city, there are more than 200 registered fountains in the city.
Cowtown Hope Against Plague
It's a big day for doctors and staff at AdventHealth KC.For the first time in more than two years, there are no active COVID-19 patients in the entire hospital.Officials with the Shawnee Mission facility announced the milestone in a tweet Monday."Our ICU and PCU teams have worked tirelessly to provide excellent care for their patients and have faced COVID-19 with grace, compassion and tenacity," hospital officials said in a statement.This is the first time since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 - more than two years - that there have been no active COVID-19 patients in the hospital.
Meth Town Democracy Redux
The Independence city council Monday read a proposed ordinance to hold a special primary election for the at-large council seat won by Karen DeLuccie, who died last week after a battle with lung cancer.While the funeral for DeLuccie hasn't been held yet, there is already some legal maneuvering to get to her spot.Mike Huff entered the council to applause Monday, but he did not get enough votes to win the election.
Ahead Of The Local News Game
Rick Smith hangs up his badge this week as Kansas City's top cop. The police chief's last day is this Friday. Before he heads out the door, Smith will swing by the Kansas City PBS studios to join me on "Week in Review." After five turbulent years, it's an exit interview you won't want to miss.
Show-Me Late Night Sound Off
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Road work will impact some areas of the Northland this week. The Missouri Department of Transportation says it will close the ramps from both northbound and southbound Interstate 29 to northbound and southbound Interstate 435. The ramp closures begin at 7 p.m. Monday evening.
Iconic Hottie Shares Sneak Peek
She is known for rocking eye-catching outfits in promotional photoshoots and on magazine covers alike. And on Sunday, Paris Hilton showed off her intricately assembled look for Coachella 2022 in a set of photos that were shared to her Instagram account.
Veep Talks Space Crackdown
The vice president will make the announcement at Vandenberg Space Force Base. Vice President Kamala Harris will announce Monday that the Biden administration is setting a self-imposed ban on anti-satellite missile testing with the goal of making it an "international norm for responsible behavior in space."
GOP Vs. MAGA
Mitch McConnell isn't backing down in his standoff with Donald Trump.
COVID RED SCARE CONT'D!!!
BEIJING, April 19 (Reuters) - For many leaders, mounting public anger and a rapidly worsening economic outlook would be cause for worry and a policy rethink. But Chinese President Xi Jinping, who doubtless would prefer smoother sailing in the run-up to a third leadership term, is doubling down on a signature "dynamic zero" COVID-19 policy that has been increasingly tested by the more infectious Omicron variant.
Checking Mean Twitter Value Proposition
Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey criticized the company's board in a series of tweets on Sunday as the group is now tasked with evaluating a takeover bid from billionaire Elon Musk. Responding to another Twitter user describing the "plots and coups" that played out early on in the history of Twitter's board, Dorsey replied, "it's consistently been the dysfunction of the company."
D-List Life Can Be Rough . . .
Play video content Wappy Flanker Andy Dick got a visit from cops after a guy he's living with angrily whipped out a gun while they were live on the web. Here's the deal ... Andy's been staying with a YouTube personality in Las Vegas, who calls himself the Wappy Flanker, and things went awry over the weekend during their live stream.
In the young 2022 season, the Kansas City Royals have struggled to score runs. You don't have to look hard to find out why: the team as a whole has the third-worst OPS (on base plus slugging percentage) in baseball. They also have the second-worst walk rate in baseball and the second-worst ISO (isolated slugging percentage) in baseball.
Good Deeds From One Of Our Favorite Old School Groups
The 48 members of the Waldo-Brookside Rotary Club have lived up to the Rotary motto of "People of Action" by raising $13,135 for Ukrainian relief efforts. This is their largest donation in the history of the organization.
Cold World Tonight . . .
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