Kansas City Royal Monday News Layout: West Bottoms, MAGA, Protest & Monkeypox

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Kansas City Developer Glory Days

'It's Not Just a Job.' - KC STUDIO

John O'Brien on the stairway of the Golden Ox, which he painstakingly renovated several years ago. At left is his favorite place, what he calls "my mafia table," which affords a view of the restaurant's front door.

Song Doesn't Remain The Same In Johnson County

Overland Park Civic Band conductor passes baton after four decades

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - When Cletson Cox graduated college and began his musical career, one professor's advice became prophetic. "He said, 'You know, there's a really good band there in Overland Park. You might be able to play there someday,'" Cox said. On the eve of Sunday, July 10, a crowd gathered at the Indian Creek Reservation Center.

Ancient Cowtown Gimmick For Good Cause

'Any bit will help': Dinosaurs hit KC Convention Center to help fight hunger

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - Giant, scaly reptiles took over the Kansas City Convention Center this weekend. Dozens of life-size, prehistoric creatures make up the Dinos and Dragons Stroll.

All About Mel . . . 

Melissa Debling's biography: age, height, measurements, career

Melissa Debling, famously known as Melissa D, is an English glamour model and Instagram star who has appeared in several publications such as ZOO, The Daily Star, and Nuts magazines. She is well known for her stunning body that she often flaunts on her official Instagram account.

Prez Stays Losing Blame Game

Biden ripped after blaming Republicans for US economic troubles

President Joe Biden faced instant backlash Sunday night after he sent out a tweet blaming Republicans for the country's economic troubles. "Republicans are doing nothing but obstructing our efforts to crack down on gas-price gouging, lower food prices, lower healthcare costs, and hopefully, soon, lower your prescription drug costs," Biden tweeted.

MAGA Team Transforms

New faces begin to surface as possible Trump 2024 key players

Key players in former President Trump's last campaign have quietly distanced themselves from the president, raising real questions about who would staff his campaign as he edges closer to a bid for reelection in 2024. Some key players from the 2020 campaign have even taken part in the Jan.

Mayo Pete Offers No Sympathy

Buttigieg: Kavanaugh protesters were exercising First Amendment rights

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg defended abortion rights protesters who gathered outside of a restaurant where Justice Brett Kavanaugh was dining during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday," saying they were exercising their right to free speech.

Red Scare Against Banks

China crushes mass protest by bank depositors demanding their life savings back

Chinese authorities on Sunday violently dispersed a peaceful protest by hundreds of depositors, who sought in vain to demand their life savings back from banks that have run into a deepening cash crisis.

New Plague Testimony

Lesions, headaches, debilitating pain: Gay men with monkeypox share their stories

Even as Covid-19 restrictions have loosened, for many gay men, an uninvited guest called monkeypox has threatened to spoil long-anticipated festivities. Of the 6,924 confirmed monkeypox cases in the global outbreak, the vast majority have occurred among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men, or MSM, various health authorities report.

Local Baller Earns Career Win

Royals' Andrew Benintendi headed to MLB All-Star Game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Royals have their representative who will go to Los Angeles for the MLB All-Star Game. Outfielder Andrew Benintendi was named an All-Star for the first time in his career on Sunday. The 28-year-old is leading the team with a .317 batting average and a .387 on base percentage.

Let's Pretend To Care About Lady Soccer

Franch's stoppage-time save helps extend KC Current's unbeaten streak

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Current stayed hot Sunday, defeating the Washington Spirit 1-0 in Leesburg to extend the club's franchise-best unbeaten streak to six. Goalkeeper AD Franch's 93rd-minute save kept the game out of reach for Washington.

Heat Dome Near Kansas City

Humid and hot in the metro Monday

Scattered showers and a rumble of thunder possible Monday morning across northern Missouri. Mostly sunny, hot and humid in the afternoon. Heat index above 100. Chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the evening and overnight. A few storms may produce strong wind and hail.

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