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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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How Long Can Royals Fans Wait For A Winner

How Long Can Royals Fans Wait For A Winner
(AP) — Ned Yost is asking long-suffering Kansas City Royals fans to wait a little longer. In spite of their league-worst 36-52 record going into Friday night’s game against Detroit, the manager feels certain better days are ahead.
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Bowden Drives in Three as T-Bones Tame Diablos
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Catcher Johnny Bowden went three-for-four with a double and three RBI for the Kansas City T-Bones (22-29) as they defeated the El Paso Diablos (13-38), 6-2, in the first game of a four-game series on Thursday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
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Posted by admin - July 10, 2011 at 8:11 am

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Bubba Starling Still Undecided Between Nebraska Football, Royals Baseball

Bubba Starling Still Undecided Between Nebraska Football, Royals Baseball
Bubba Starling has a choice to make. He can play football at the University of Nebraska, whom he committed to play for this season. He can join the Kansas City Royals, whom drafted Starling with the fifth pick in the 2011 MLB Draft. Bubba Starling has a choice to make. He can play football at the University of Nebraska, whom he committed to play for this season. He can join the Kansas City …
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Weekend Time Schedule
All Times EDT Saturday BASEBALL American League Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago White Sox , 4:10 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore at Boston, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Oakland at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. National League San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. Atlanta at Philadelphia, 4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at …
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Kansas City Takes Slugfest in Wichita, 11-8
WICHITA, Kan. – The Kansas City T-Bones (19-27) erased an early deficit with an eight-run third inning and held off the Wichita Wingnuts (25-22) in an 11-8 victory on Friday night in Wichita, KS.
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Posted by admin - July 8, 2011 at 8:25 am

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AFC West evening notes
It’s been discussed often on this blog, but an Arizona outlet looks at whether or not the Chiefs will pursue Arizona receiver Steve Breaston to be a slot receiver. Breaston, of course, played for Kansas City coach Todd Haley in his first two seasons in Arizona. I think it could happen. The Chiefs will be cautious and deliberate in free agency, but this could be a match. The Broncos’ young …
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Portland Timbers Vs. Sporting Kansas City: The Sheen Is Off In Portland
The Portland Timbers burst out of the gate, opening their MLS existence with five straight wins at home. It hasn’t gone quite so smoothly ever since, as the Timbers have not won anywhere since then. The latest result was a 2-1 loss at home to Sporting Kansas City on Saturday. CJ Sapong and Aurelien Collin scored four minutes apart early in the first half and Sporting held on for their fourth win …
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Fan Mail: Jeff Francis talks Royals, Rocktober and Sports Illustrated cover
In this edition of “Fan Mail,” former Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis, now pitching for Kansas City, defends the Royals’ raw young talent, recounts favorite mile-high memories and confesses to hoarding a special Sports Illustrated cover.
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Posted by admin - July 7, 2011 at 8:09 am

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Flooding concerns rise after heavier-than-expected weekend rainfall in Missouri

Flooding concerns rise after heavier-than-expected weekend rainfall in Missouri
KANSAS CITY — Officials are monitoring water levels on the Missouri River after recent rains caused renewed flooding concerns in some areas. The State Emergency Management Agency says a heavier-than-expected rainfall of 1 1/2 to 2 inches fell overnight in the Missouri River Basin. Rain and thunderstorms remain in the forecast Sunday. Flash flooding was reported in some areas, and most of the …
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Rockies add 2B Ellis to active roster
The Colorado Rockies have added second baseman Mark Ellis to the active roster Friday, in time for the team’s game against the Kansas City Royals.
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Posted by admin - July 5, 2011 at 8:11 am

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City of Lawrence dismissed from lawsuit involving death of former KU Athletic Director Bob Frederick

City of Lawrence dismissed from lawsuit involving death of former KU Athletic Director Bob Frederick
The city of Lawrence has been dismissed from a lawsuit involving the 2009 death of former Kansas University Athletic Director Bob Frederick.
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MLS WRAP – Week 16: Dallas continue winning form as NYRB held at San Jose
Chicago Fire Chivas Chivas USA Colorado Rapids Columbus Crew DC United DC United FC Dallas Houston Dynamo LA Galaxy New England Revolution Philadelphia Union Portland Timbers Real Salt Lake San Jose Earthquakes Seattle Sounders Sporting Kansas City MLS Six matches were played on the weekend with a couple more scheduled for early this week but there was plenty of action in Major League Soccer as …
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Kansas Abortion Clinic To Get License
The Kansas health department now says that one of its three abortion providers will receive a license to continue performing abortions.
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KC’s union employees soon will get raises, city manager says
After weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations, Kansas City soon will provide raises to its union employees, City Manager Troy Schulte confirmed Thursday. The city’s employees have gone for two years without raises, and this year’s city budget did not include money for a wage increase. But the bargaining agreements with the city’s blue-collar workers and with the firefighters union called for …
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Posted by admin - July 4, 2011 at 8:04 am

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NFL Lockout: Think You Have What It Takes? Play Kansas City Chiefs “Choose Your Own Adventure”

Sporting Kansas City v Vancouver Whitecaps
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Sporting Kansas City take on the Vancouver Whitecaps on June 25, 2011 at LiveStrong Sporting Park in Kansas City, KS. Sporting KC won 2-1. We sat on the front row of the south stand.

NFL Lockout: Think You Have What It Takes? Play Kansas City Chiefs “Choose Your Own Adventure”
Do you ever wish that you were calling the shots for a NFL franchise? In the Kansas City Chiefs “Choose your own adventure” game you get to make the decisions that affect the outcome of every game of the season. In case you missed the first edition, click here to go through the first four games of the season for the Chiefs. You’ll start the adventure over at Arrowhead Pride and you will read …
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Federal judge blocks new Kansas licensing law, regulations for abortion providers
TOPEKA, Kan. – A federal judge has temporarily blocked Kansas from enforcing new rules for its abortion providers.
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AP: Planned Parenthood denied Kansas abortion license
TOPEKA (AP) — Planned Parenthood disclosed Thursday that its Kansas clinic had been denied a state license to continue performing abortions as the group filed its own lawsuit to block new state rules that will make Kansas the first state in the nation without an abortion provider.
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Posted by admin - July 3, 2011 at 8:08 am

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Two single fathers connect watching Ark City tennis tourney

Two single fathers connect watching Ark City tennis tourney
Bailey Busse, 14, of Richmond, Mo., scours the Internet to find locations of United States Tennis Association (USTA) sanctioned tournaments in which she can play.
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KCK Police Investigate Homicide
Police say one person died and a second was injured in overnight shootings in Kansas City, Kan.
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Posted by admin - June 27, 2011 at 8:08 am

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Dan Quisenberry – Kansas City – 1983 Home
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Tabernacle Choir surprises tourists
WILLIAMSBURG — “I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone,” said Leslie Hughes, a visitor from Kansas City touring the Historic Area on Tuesday.
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High algae levels in Logan City Lake
LOGAN — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued a warning Thursday that elevated concentrations of toxic blue-green algae have been detected at Logan City Lake in Phillips County.
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Posted by admin - June 26, 2011 at 8:17 am

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Poor transit system, sprawl make trips to work difficult

Poor transit system, sprawl make trips to work difficult
A Washington think tank ranks Kansas City’s transit system among the worst in the country at getting people to jobs. Urban sprawl has pulled an ever-larger share of jobs to the suburbs — beyond the easy reach of buses.
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Kansas City’s Smith to miss rest of season
The Muskegon Heights Housing Commission says the trees interfere with security … Jim Bultema began a marathon round of golf at Railside Golf Club at 6:00 …
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Sporting finds encouragement in scoreless draw
If Sporting Kansas City’s 0-0 draw against Philadelphia on Wednesday proves anything, it’s this: It’s never too late for a team to change its stars.
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Posted by admin - June 24, 2011 at 8:04 am

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