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Posted by admin - July 21, 2011 at 8:11 am

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MLB Trade Rumors: Will Kansas City Royals Use Alex Gordon as Trade Bait?

MLB Trade Rumors: Will Kansas City Royals Use Alex Gordon as Trade Bait?
The Kansas City Royals are once again sellers heading into the annual trade deadline as they are out of postseason contention midway through the season. The Royals have their eyes set on the future, which is as bright as it has been during these dark years in Kansas City. With Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas manning the corners of the infield, this will be the only time for the team to trade Alex …
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Baseball Calendar
July 24 — Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Aug. 15 — Last day to sign selections from 2011 amateur draft who have not exhausted college eligibility. Aug. 17-18 — Owners’ meetings, Cooperstown, N.Y. Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players.
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Missouri loses 12,900 jobs, due partly to tornado
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lost nearly 13,000 jobs last month, due partly to the deadly tornado that hit Joplin.
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Posted by admin - July 19, 2011 at 8:11 am

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Watson, Woodland make big shots at British Open

Kansas City District flood fight June 15, 2011
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Corps contractor Ho-Chunk Builders Co. superintendent Ron Rodnicke, right, discusses the addition being placed at Levee R-497 near Forest City, Mo., with Corps engineers Geoffrey Henggeler, left, and Dan Richardson. Photo by Diana Fredlund, US Army Corps of Engineers.

Plaza Lights – Kansas City Country Club Plaza (Photo One)
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Every year, Kansas Citians flock to the Country Club Plaza to take in the beautiful Christmas lights that adorn the buildings. My husband took me on a romantic date to the Plaza on November 26, 2006, and here’s one of a handful of photos we took of the lights. Unfortunately, the photo doesn’t do the scenery justice.

Watson, Woodland make big shots at British Open
The two golfers with ties to Kansas City provided the shots that got the most buzz Friday during the second round of the British Open in Sandwich, England. Tom Watson made a hole in one on the sixth hole, and Gary Woodland drove the green — and past the hole — on the 404-yard fifth hole.
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MLB Trade Rumors: Royals Wilson Betemit Makes Great Trade Chip
With the dearth of solid third base options around the major leagues, it’s no surprise that Wilson Betemit is a sought after trade option for some team making a post-season run. And it shouldn’t be surprising if Betemit receives at least a decent take this offseason when he’s finally a free agent. With that in mind, the timing is perfect for the Royals to make at least something out of what will …
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Lester could return to Red Sox next week
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Boston left-hander Jon Lester could rejoin the rotation in about one week, while left fielder Carl Crawford will be back in the lineup Monday.
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Posted by admin - July 18, 2011 at 8:06 am

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Relief from the heat

Relief from the heat
As triple-digit temperatures continue to scorch central Kansas, pools and water parks have become a popular hangout for those looking to stay cool.
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Lake City Student wins silver medal in
LAKE CITY– Lake City High School’s Alexander Brown won a silver medal in the Action Skills competition at the annual SkillsUSA Championships in Kansas City, Missouri, June 21-25.
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Jeff Francoeur wants to be part of the Royals’ future
Bob Dunn has a story in the Kansas City Star about Jeff Francoeur‘s place in the world at the trading deadline. Short version: he would prefer not to go: “People keep asking me about it,” he said. “And what I say is I’m sure if a team came to the Royals and overwhelmed them (with…
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Local students please palates at competition
Kansas cooks.
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Posted by admin - July 17, 2011 at 8:05 am

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Twins-Kansas City series preview

Twins-Kansas City series preview
FOUR-GAME SERIES AT TARGET FIELDThursday, 7:10 p
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Augusta may curtail water use further
AUGUSTA — A scorched brown front yard may soon become a sign of civic duty here. This parched pocket of south-central Kansas has missed most of the showers that have doused Wichita, leaving it with less than half its average rainfall this year.
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Inergy Completes Acquisition of Seneca Lake Gas Storage Facility
KANSAS CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Inergy, L.P. (NYSE:NRGY) (“Inergy”) announced today that it has closed on its previously announced acquisition of the Seneca Lake natural gas storage facility located in Schuyler County, New York, (“Seneca Lake”) and two related pipelines for approximately $ 65 million from New York State Electric & Gas Corporation. Seneca Lake is an approximate 2.0 billion …
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Posted by admin - July 16, 2011 at 8:05 am

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Fed Official: It’s Time For Rates To Go Up

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Fed Official: It’s Time For Rates To Go Up
As negotiations continue over the nation’s deficit and debt ceiling, Thomas Hoenig is calling on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. Hoenig, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, says low rates have helped big banks but they’re not allowing average people to save. Hoenig talks to Stave Inskeep about his ideas, and what they could mean for the economy.
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Testimony continues in KC rape trial
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Testimony continues in the Jackson County trial of a man charged with raping four Kansas City women in the 1980s. Bernard Jackson has pleaded innocent to several felonies, including rape, sodomy and robbery in the attacks in Kansas City’s Waldo neighborhood in 1983 and 1984.
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Posted by admin - July 15, 2011 at 8:07 am

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September 2010: Kansas City Here I Come
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Kansas City has one of the prettiest skylines. It’s just so little! <3 Watch out Chicago, New York, San Diego. KC will give you a run for your money!

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Dade City physician ‘touched many, many lives’
Marcelino Oliva Jr. was as comfortable telling stories around a campfire with hunting buddies as he was navigating the high-stakes worlds of medicine and politics.
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Excerpts from recent Kansas editorials
The Associated Press Lawrence Journal-World. July 11, 2011. Kansas universities should award honorary degrees as long as they do it for the right reasons In the workplace and elsewhere, giving someone a title can eliminate the need to reward them financially. In too many cases, it seems that universities across the nation apply that philosophy when they award honorary degrees to celebrities who …
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Epiq Systems, Inc. Second Quarter 2011 Results to be Announced July 28
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Epiq Systems, Inc. will report second quarter 2011 financial results on Thursday, July 28, 2011 after the close of the market. At that time, the press release will be available on the company’s website at www.epiqsystems.com.
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Posted by admin - July 14, 2011 at 8:07 am

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Council wants design details for downtown revitalization

Council wants design details for downtown revitalization
Some members of the Topeka City Council aren’t excited about approving the expenditure of $ 1 million to conduct the first phase of a project to revitalize downtown Topeka before they know what is in store for the area. Deputy city manager Randy Speaker told them during a work session Tuesday there is no design in hand to show them, and part of the $ 1 million will be spent to prepare that design …
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Kan. poultry farm loses 4,300 turkeys in heat wave
A heat wave that has pushed temperatures well over 100 degrees has killed tens of thousands of turkeys and chickens in Kansas and North Carolina and left farmers across the lower part of the country struggling to cool off their flocks.
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Posted by admin - July 13, 2011 at 8:10 am

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Yankees’ Romine hits go-ahead single
The Yankees’ Austin Romine singled home the go-ahead run against Kansas City’s Kelvin Herrera in a three-run eighth inning, leading the U.S. over the World team 6-4 Sunday in the All-Star Futures game.
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Sporting Kansas City vs Colorado Rapids Tonight
Sporting Kansas City puts unbeaten home record on the line against defending MLS Cup champions
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Final Glance: Railroads companies
NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of some top railroads companies were down at the close of trading: CSX s fell $ .66 or 2.5 percent, to $ 25.96. Canadian National fell $ 1.35 or 1.7 percent, to $ 77.84. Canadian Pacific fell $ 1.10 or 1.8 percent, to $ 61.39. Kansas City Southern fell $ 1.62 or 2.7 percent, to $ 57.92. Norfolk Southern fell $ 1.01 or 1.3 percent, to $ 74.67. Union Pacific fell $ 2.02 or 1.9 percent …
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Posted by admin - July 12, 2011 at 8:05 am

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Soony Saad, 18-Year-Old Michigan Forward Who Left College Early, Acquired by Sporting Kansas City
Sporting Kansas City, the Major League Soccer franchise in Kansas City, Mo., acquired the rights to 18-year-old Soony Saad in the league’s weight lottery on Tuesday. Saad was a standout at the University of Michigan and the 2010 National Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior at Dearborn High School. He was projected as a first-round MLS draft pick but left college after his freshman year to …
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Twins Recall Young And Plouffe From Rochester
The Minnesota Twins have already made a couple of roster moves to prepare themselves for the second half of the 2011 regular season, which will kick off on Thursday night at Target Field when the Twins play host to the Kansas City Royals . After Sunday afternoon’s 6-3 victory over the Chicago White Sox , the Twins announced that they would be recalling both outfielder Delmon Young and shortstop …
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Posted by admin - July 11, 2011 at 8:13 am

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