Kansas City Selections: Midterms Cont'd, Hottie Uses Slurs & Late Night Confessions

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Kansas City Parents Confront Fewer Options For Good Times

Worlds of Fun in Kansas City closes for season; no WinterFest again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - With colder temperatures approaching, Worlds of Fun has closed for the season. The Kansas City amusement park was originally scheduled to be open for one last weekend Nov. 12-13, but announced on Facebook it will be closed instead due to the forecast.

Streetcar Route Speculation

Former UMB Bank tower in KCK could become apartments, office - Kansas City Business Journal

After driving past the former UMB Bank building on Minnesota Avenue in Kansas City, Kansas, for years, a local architect now is leading his firm in an effort to redevelop the historic tower and restore many of its original design elements.

Party District Place Falls Upon Hard Times

Westport restaurant Mickey's Hideaway closes permanently

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Mickey's Hideaway, which took over the former McCoy's Public House space, has permanently wrapped up operations. The restaurant made the closing announcement on its Facebook page and website Tuesday evening and thanked customers for their support and patronage. It did not list a reason for shuttering the 6,000-square-foot space at 4057 Pennsylvania Ave.

Elite Newsies Report On Booze

Tap List | 5 Black Friday Beer Releases You Need To Know About

Black Friday, when shoppers brave long lines in search of holiday gifts, has become the day that many breweries release their blackest of beers - big stouts. So far, we've found five local breweries that are throwing Black Friday stout release parties for your drinking pleasure.

Funny Hotties Stay Winning

Best of KC 2022: Snuggling up to Stacy Cay and Megan Graves at Spend the Night comedy

This month, we published The Pitch's annual Best of Kansas City issue . You can browse the results of the readers' poll here . The issue also included a list, compiled and written by our editorial staff, of some of our current favorite things about Kansas City in 2022.

Diva Pushes Panties & Brand

Caroline Vreeland Puts Her Vamp-y Stamp On A New Collection Of Lingerie for Kiki De Montparnasse

During the Jazz Age, Kiki de Montparnasse was the alter ego of an artist and cabaret performer named Alice Prin, a muse to artists like Man Ray and Albert Modigliani during the 1920s and '30s. (The former famously stylized her nude back after a violin in Le Violon D'Ingres, one of his most well-known photos.)

Prez Taunts GOP FAIL

Biden White House cheers 'red ripple' as Republicans underperform midterm forecasts

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden had plenty to enjoy as midterm election results came in, even though his Democrats could lose control of Congress. Republicans may eke out a narrow majority in the House and the Senate is still up for grabs with key races in Arizona, Georgia and Nevada undecided.

MAGA Makes Case

Trump's already bad legal troubles are about to get worse

All this could be further complicated should Trump, as expected, announce his third run for the presidency in the coming week. With that declaration nearing, Trump finds himself in a new, more precarious reality - one in which federal and local investigators are closing in on his top allies in at least three criminal probes.

White House Talks Cooperation

Biden vows to work with Republicans as control of U.S. Congress still unsettled | Pictures | Reuters

U.S. President Joe Biden discusses the 2022 U.S. midterm election results during a news conference in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 9, 2022. REUTERS/Tom Brenne

Georgia On My Mind . . .

Runoff election in Georgia may decide fate of U.S. Senate, again

WASHINGTON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Control of the U.S. Senate may once again be decided in Georgia, weeks after Election Day as a tight race between Democratic incumbent Raphael Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker could be headed to a Dec. 6 runoff.

College Slurs Stay Losing Access

University of Kentucky student who repeatedly hurled racist slur at Black student permanently banned from campus | CNN

The student facing assault charges after she repeatedly hurled a racial slur at a Black student on campus early Sunday morning has been permanently banned from campus and could face additional charges, the University of Kentucky president said.

MAGA Vs. GOP Redux

Trump Spreads Rumors, Threatens Allies in All-Out Attack on DeSantis

The Republican Party's midterm flop has accelerated the power struggle between Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis, and if Trump's latest moves are any indication, the 2024 GOP primary is about to get real ugly real fast. Republicans rolled in Florida on Tuesday night, with DeSantis rolling to reelection as governor and Sen.

Prez Targets Chief Twit

Biden asked whether Elon Musk is 'threat' to national security, says relationships 'worth being looked at'

President Biden on Wednesday said that Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter and his technical relationships with other countries should be looked at, though he would not say the social media platform's CEO was doing anything wrong. During a press conference at the White House, a reporter asked Biden if he thought Musk was a threat to U.S.

Death Culture Proves Fatal

3 Americans found dead at Airbnb in Mexico on trip to celebrate Day of the Dead, officials and family say

Three Americans were found dead at an Airbnb they rented out in Mexico City for a trip to celebrate the Day of the Dead, officials and family members said, according to three NBC News affiliates.

Euro-Trashed Reporting

November 9, 2022 Russia-Ukraine news

What we covered here Russia's defense minister has ordered the withdrawal of Russian troops from the west bank of the Dnipro River in Kherson as Ukrainian forces make advances toward the city, according to state media. President Volodymyr Zelensky told CNN that the Russia announcement may be a strategic move to regroup forces.

Dangers Of Dirty Work Exposed

Julia Fox tells Emily Ratajkowski why she doesn't like sex

Speaking to Emily Ratajkowski on the "High Low with EmRata" podcast, Julia Fox opened up about how her career as a dominatrix has made her look at sex differently. "I'm really desensitized to sex, too. Like, it just - it's not thrilling for me."

Chief Honcho Rated Cutie!!!

Andy Reid among the most handsome NFL head coaches

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In a new study ranking the most handsome head coaches in the NFL, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid stands among the top-five. Gambling.com ran pictures of all 32 head coaches were ran through the the Golden Ratio Face app and given a score based on their appearance.

High Flying Kansas City Arts

Cardinalis and KC Aerial Arts Shine in "Our True Colors" - KC STUDIO

In "Our True Colors: A Tapestry of Love, Loss, and Acceptance," Cardinalis and KC Aerial Arts presented a program that was both intimate and encouraging.

Check Local Foodie Smorgasbord

Dish & Drink KC: Tipsy treats at Tiki Taco, gourmet snacks at Maps Coffee & Chocolate, and pizza and espresso at 1900 Barker

Whether you're drunk or sober, Tiki Taco is serving up an extensive fast-food menu that caters to individuals from all walks of inebriation. Since being under new ownership, the California-style taqueria has created an elevated menu that features greasy street tacos, hefty burritos stuffed with curly fries, loaded nachos, quesadillas, and more.

Golden Ghetto Arrivederci

This Johnson County Italian restaurant opened in April. It's already closed

It's not a good week for Kansas City area restaurants named Mickey's. Mickey's Hideaway closed in Westport. Now Mickey's Italian Ristorante - no relation to the Westport Mickey's - has closed in Shawnee Crossing, 22716 Midland Drive, Shawnee. Mickey Scimeca opened the restaurant as Scimeca's Ristorante in April.

Forecast For Now . . .

Showers and storms expected Thursday


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