August 31, 2011
DETROIT — The Kansas City Royals probably should be riding a three-game winning streak into Thursday’s series finale against Detroit. Instead, thanks to two blown eighth-inning leads, Kansas City needs a victory just to split the four-game set with the first-place Tigers.
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The Buzz: Former NHL enforcer found deadKansas City Star•Former Shawnee Mission East soccer player Libby Jandl, a junior defender at Duke, has been named to the Soccer America team of the week. Missouri's Dominque Richardson also was named to the team. •Connecticut basketball coach Jim Calhoun has informed ...and more »
Steve Green, 57, a former superintendent of a New York City sub-school district and most recently the chief executive of the Kauffman Scholars program, accepted the post of interim superintendent of the Kansas City School District and was introduced by the school board Wednesday night.
Airick West's resignation as Kansas City School Board president could be null and void because of an illegal board meeting.
Olathe, Gardner pools close due to diseaseKansas City StarThe cities joined Overland Park, Shawnee, Lenexa, Spring Hill and other municipalities that opted to close rather than risk spreading the waterborne illness. Overland Park closed the Matt Ross Community Center pool early Tuesday night to ...and more »
Focusing on corralling teenagers at night dodges the real issue. Far more important are the options young people have during the day. They need opportunities for work, athletics, after-school activities, to be safe in their neighborhoods.
Following a 3-2 loss to FC Dallas, Sporting Kansas City will continue their nine-game homestretch against the LA Galaxy at 5:00 p.m. CT this Monday at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. Monday's match will be broadcast live on FOX Soccer with coverage beginning at 4:30. CT. There will also be a 30-minute postgame show immediately following the match.
While progress is being made on city pensions and tax collections — issues that affect hundreds of thousands of Kansas City residents — other story lines keep grabbing the limelight. They do matter, too.
On Friday, the Kansas City Irish Fest will celebrate its eighth year at Crown Center, which has become arguably the best outdoor festival site in the city. Not only has the Irish Fest grown comfortable within the site’s confines, it has been able to expand its real estate as attendance has flourished over the years.