Kansas City Weekend News Lights
With a moment of pause to contemplate hottie Stella illuminated, we share a quick glimpse of pop culture, community news and top headlines for our overnight readers.
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Kansas City Workout Biz Stays Strong Amid Pandemic
Ahead-of-the-curve thinking helped keep City Gym strong in the early days of COVID-19 when the weight of the pandemic dropped on people-focused industries. “We lost a fair amount of members – maybe they couldn’t financially afford it anymore, maybe they didn’t feel safe,” said Hailee Bland Walsh, founder and owner of City Gym in Waldo.
Kansas City Legacy Of Corruption Reconsidered
The model for fairly selecting judges across much of our country is known as the Missouri Plan, born some 80 years ago in response to the political manipulations of notorious Kansas City boss Tom Pendergast. It’s a remarkable story – the forces of light turning back the evil of corruption – that helped signal the beginning of the end for Boss Tom.
Late Night Burning Sensation
Daniel Westerhold SOURCE: Daniel Westerhold Raytown Fire Department is investigating a fire in the 5400 block of Blue Ridge Cutoff.Emergency crews were called to the Temple Heights Manor senior community Saturday night.Firefighters say that the fire broke out on the 6th floor of the apartment complex.
All About Stella
If you wanted to woo supermodel Stella Maxwell – the Victoria’s Secret Angel who got her coveted wings in 2015 – it seems likely that taking her to an amusement park in her adopted Southern California would make a good first date.
Prez Trump Pushes Cash Gift
“OUR GREAT USA WANTS & NEEDS STIMULUS. WORK TOGETHER AND GET IT DONE. Thank you!” he tweeted from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Saturday. OUR GREAT USA WANTS & NEEDS STIMULUS. WORK TOGETHER AND GET IT DONE. Thank you!- Donald J.
Veep Earns More Votes
Former Vice President Joe Biden extended his lead i crucial battleground states Pennsylvania and Florida, with poll respondents citing President Donald Trump’s “bullying” conduct in the first debate last Tuesday. Biden holds a seven-point lead over Trump among likely Pennsylvania voters, with 49 to 42 percent of support.
Plague Hurts Court Pick
Senate Republicans are facing a shrinking window of time before the November 3 election to confirm Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, following the news that at least three Republican senators have tested positive for the coronavirus and more are quarantining after likely exposure.
Presidential Pandemic Protocol Proves Problematic
President Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis exposed the folly of the White House’s dependence on coronavirus testing to protect against the deadly pathogen and shake off remaining restrictions on American life. News of Trump’s infection comes weeks before the election and amid constant calls from the White House to broadly reopen the economy, send children back to school and essentially return to normal.
Prez Trump Coming Back
President Trump released a video from Walter Reed Medical Center Saturday evening, informing Americans that he felt “much better” after entering the facility and was committed to defeating the coronavirus. “I came here, wasn’t feeling so well. I feel much better now. We’re working hard to get me all the way back.
Cowtown Artist Desperately Seeking New Space
Rising rents often lead artists into a peripatetic existence, and Don Wilkison is no exception. Wilkison, a Kansas City artist known by the pseudonym “Minister of Information,” was settling into a new studio at the end of June.
Local Halloween Re-imagined
Brace yourselves! KCRep-one of the metro’s most iconic playhouses-just announced a new show that will debut towards the end of October. Naturally, it will be socially distanced and held outdoors, but Ghost Light: A Haunted Night of Songs and Stories from KC’s Cultural Crossroads promises to be a huge draw.
Autumn Warmup Underway
Hide Transcript Show Transcript OUT THERE, WE HAD CLOUDINESS AND IN THE 60’S, BUT IT IS GOING TO WARM UP THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. NEVILLE: THAT’S RIGHT, TODAY WE HAD HIGHS IN THE LOW-MID-60’S AND WE WILL SEE THAT WARM UP NEXT WEEK.
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