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Kansas City
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From top left: Downtown Kansas City skyline, the Liberty Memorial, the Country Club Plaza, Arrowhead Stadium, Kauffman Stadium, Downtown Kansas City skyline, the Nelson Atkins Museum

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Nickname(s): "KC"1 , "KCMO", "Big KC", "City of Fountains",
"Heart of America"1, "Paris of the Plains"
1 These nicknames are shared with Kansas City, Kansas.
Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass Counties in the state of Missouri.
Kansas City is located in the USA
Kansas City
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 39°06′35″N 94°35′19″W / 39.10972°N 94.58861°W / 39.10972; -94.58861
Country  United States
State  Missouri
Counties Jackson
Clay
Platte
Cass
Incorporated March 28, 1853
Government
 - Mayor Mark Funkhouser
Area
 - City 318.0 sq mi (823.7 km2)
 - Land 313.5 sq mi (812.1 km2)
 - Water 4.5 sq mi (11.6 km2)
 - Urban 584.4 sq mi (1,513.6 km2)
Elevation 910 ft (277 m)
Population (2007)[1][2][3]
 - City 480,129
 Density 1,436.6/sq mi (554.7/km2)
 Urban 1,361,744
 Metro 2,053,928
 - Demonym Kansas Citian
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code 64101-64102, 64105-64106, 64108-64114, 64116-64134, 64136-64139, 64141, 64144-64158, 64161, 64163-64168, 64170-64172, 64179-64180, 64183-64185, 64187-64188, 64190-64199, 64944, 64999
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-38000[4]
GNIS feature ID 0748198[5]
Website http://www.kcmo.org/
.Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri.^ Ebersole resides in Kansas City, Missouri.

^ The Kansas City Artists Coalition is once again sponsoring Open Studios, the largest area art event held to benefit local artists.

^ Lee received her Master of Arts in painting in 1999 from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

It encompasses 318 square miles (820 km2) in parts of Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties. .It is one of two county seats of Jackson County, the other being Independence, just to the city's east.^ He kept two offices and was at one or the other everyday to meet with people from all walks of life who cared to call.
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^ One East 45th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 Summary : 3 AAA Diamonds, 5 floors, 239 rooms.
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^ One of Pendergast’s goals was to muster enough votes from his own organization’s efforts to become independent of other ward bosses or faction leaders.
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.The city also serves as the anchor city of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area, second largest in Missouri, and largest with territory in Kansas (Wichita is the largest metropolitan area anchored in Kansas).^ Ebersole resides in Kansas City, Missouri.

^ The Kansas City Artists Coalition is once again sponsoring Open Studios, the largest area art event held to benefit local artists.

^ In some metropolitan cities, take St. Louis, there is no general tailgating area.

.As of February 6, 2009, it was revealed that the US census had underestimated Kansas City's population, and re-released it to be 475,830,[1] with a metro area of over two million.^ She has exhibited her work in galleries across the Kansas City metro area.

^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

^ The Kansas City Artists Coalition is once again sponsoring Open Studios, the largest area art event held to benefit local artists.

[6] .Kansas City was founded in 1838 as the "Town of Kansas"[7] at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas rivers and was incorporated in its present form in 1850. Situated opposite Kansas City, Kansas, the city was the location of several battles during the Civil War, including the Battle of Westport.^ Friesz’ studio is located at the Hobbs Building in Kansas City, Missouri.

^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

^ During the elections of 1934, Italian gangsters in Kansas City murdered four people.
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.The city is well known for its contributions to the musical styles of jazz and blues as well as to cuisine (Kansas City-style barbecue).^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

^ Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64134 Summary : 89 rooms.
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^ Well, it has certainly been an interesting coupe of days for the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Abbreviations and nicknames

Kansas City Skyline from Liberty Memorial
.Kansas City, Missouri, is often abbreviated as "KCMO", or simply "KC" (both abbreviations often refer to the metro area).^ She has exhibited her work in galleries across the Kansas City metro area.

^ Kansas City news from the KC news blog.

^ Ebersole resides in Kansas City, Missouri.

It is officially nicknamed the City of Fountains. With over 200 fountains, the city claims to have the second most in the world, just behind Rome.[8] .The fountains at Kauffman Stadium, commissioned by original Kansas City Royals owner Ewing Kauffman, are the largest privately-funded fountains in the world.^ The Kansas City Artists Coalition is once again sponsoring Open Studios, the largest area art event held to benefit local artists.

^ The roots of organized crime in Kansas City trace back to the beginnings of the Pendergast political machine, which had its origins in the 1890s.
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^ The renovations at Arrowhead Stadium are 70 percent completed due to a $375 million renovation funded by Kansas City tax payers and the Hunt family.

[9] The city also has more boulevards than any city except Paris and has been called "Paris of the Plains." Informal nicknames include BBQ Capital of the World, and residents are known as Kansas Citians. .It is sometimes referred to colloquially as the Heart of America as it is near both the population center of the United States and the geographic center of the 48 contiguous states.^ He has shown throughout the United States, most recently in Drawings and Sculpture at the Indianapolis Art Center in Indiana, and Defined By Line at the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Tennessee.

History

.Kansas City, Missouri officially incorporated on March 28, 1853. The territory straddling the border between Missouri and Kansas at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers was considered a good place to build settlements.^ The tavern, a gambling house, was located on the borderline between Kansas and Missouri.
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^ Enjoy the best of both worlds at this Marriott hotel in south Kansas City Missouri, with easy access to the convention center, golf and scenic jogging trails.
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^ Scarface appeared to be head man of the Mafia in Missouri, with Balestrere tops in Kansas City."
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Exploration and settlement

Kansas City Pioneer Square monument in Westport features Pony Express founder Alexander Majors, Westport/Kansas City founder John Calvin McCoy and Mountainman Jim Bridger who owned Chouteau's Store.
.The first documented European visit to Kansas City was Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, who was also the first European to explore the lower Missouri River.^ More > > Lidia's 101 W. 22nd St., Kansas City The first Midwest outpost of successful New York chef, restaurateur (Filidia, Becco) and TV...
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^ Also being looked at for a leadership position was James Duardi, another Kansas City mob associate who had a reputation as an enforcer.
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^ Once when visiting Chicago he told reporters that Kansas City had less gambling and racketeering than any comparable city its size.
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Criticized for his handling of a Native American attack of Fort Detroit, he had deserted his post as commander of the fort and was avoiding the French authorities. Bourgmont lived with a Native American wife in the Missouri village about 90 miles (140 km) east near Brunswick, Missouri, and illegally traded furs.
.In order to clear his name, he wrote "Exact Description of Louisiana, of Its Harbors, Lands and Rivers, and Names of the Indian Tribes That Occupy It, and the Commerce and Advantages to Be Derived Therefrom for the Establishment of a Colony" in 1713 followed in 1714 by "The Route to Be Taken to Ascend the Missouri River."^ The saloon, which he named Climax, was located on St. Louis Avenue in an area of Kansas City called the West Bottoms, not far from the banks of the Missouri River.
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.In the documents he describes the junction of the "Grande Riv[iere] des Cansez" and Missouri River, being the first to refer to them by those names.^ The saloon, which he named Climax, was located on St. Louis Avenue in an area of Kansas City called the West Bottoms, not far from the banks of the Missouri River.
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French cartographer Guillaume Delisle used the descriptions to make the first reasonably accurate map of the area.
.The Spanish took over the region in the Treaty of Paris (1763) but were not to play a major role in the area other than taxing and licensing all traffic on the Missouri River.^ The saloon, which he named Climax, was located on St. Louis Avenue in an area of Kansas City called the West Bottoms, not far from the banks of the Missouri River.
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^ Their seizure played a key role in the two major trials that would result from the investigation."
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The French continued their fur trade on the river under Spanish license. The Chouteau family operated under the Spanish license at St. Louis in the lower Missouri Valley as early as 1765, but it would be 1821 before the Chouteaus reached Kansas City, when François Chouteau established Chouteau's Landing.
.After the Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark visited the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers, noting it was a good place to build a fort.^ The saloon, which he named Climax, was located on St. Louis Avenue in an area of Kansas City called the West Bottoms, not far from the banks of the Missouri River.
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.In 1831 a group of Latter-day Saints from New York settled in an area that would later be part of Kansas City.^ Kansas City news from the KC news blog.

^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

^ Foremost among the mourners that day was Frank Costello from New York.
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.They built the first school within the current boundaries of the city, but were forced out by mob violence in 1833 and their settlement was left vacant.^ He and fellow Kansas City mobster Joseph Filardo were able to avoid the roadblocks and make their way to a Binghamton, N.Y., railroad station where they took the first train home.
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^ Any crooks from out of town who did not pay him off would be arrested or forced to leave the city.
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^ This was a reality for me when I was I first out of High School.

[10]
In 1833 John McCoy established West Port along the Santa Fe Trail, three miles (5 km) away from the river. .Then in 1834, McCoy established Westport Landing on a bend in the Missouri River to serve as a landing point for West Port.^ The saloon, which he named Climax, was located on St. Louis Avenue in an area of Kansas City called the West Bottoms, not far from the banks of the Missouri River.
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.Soon after, the Kansas Town Company, a group of investors, began to settle the area, taking their name from an English spelling of "Cansez."^ The saloon, which he named Climax, was located on St. Louis Avenue in an area of Kansas City called the West Bottoms, not far from the banks of the Missouri River.
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^ Fred Bonadonna was named president of the River Quay Bar and Restaurant Association and vice president of the Market Area Businessmen’s Association, a group of civic and business leaders in the River Quay neighborhood.
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In 1850 the landing area was incorporated as the Town of Kansas.[11]
By that time, the Town of Kansas, Westport, and nearby Independence, had become critical points in America's westward expansion. .Three major trails – the Santa Fe, California, and Oregon – all originated in Jackson County.^ Nonetheless a Republican was elected governor and Pendergast lost control of the all-important three-judge county court.
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^ The concern possessed the exclusive franchise rights for all Seagram’s liquor products for Jackson County, which includes Kansas City.
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.On February 22, 1853, the City of Kansas was created with a newly elected mayor.^ The mayor, political opponents, the newspapers, and civic leaders campaigned for "home rule" of the Kansas City Police Department.
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^ The city elections in 1900 provided Pendergast with even more power when James Reed was elected mayor.
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.It had an area of 0.70 square miles (1.8 km2) and a population of 2,500. The boundary lines at that time extended from the middle of the Missouri River south to what is now Ninth Street, and from Bluff Street on the west to a point between Holmes Road and Charlotte Street on the east.^ South of 85th - North of 103rd - West of Holmes - East of State Line .

^ South of 103rd - North of 135th - West of Holmes - East of State Line .

^ Now that we've ruled out everything East of Holmes Road, let's start with the area between 39th Street and 47th Street - East of State Line and West of Holmes .

[12]

Civil War

The area was rife with animosity as the Civil War approached during a period known as Bleeding Kansas. .Already situated in a state bitterly divided on the issue of slavery, southern sympathizers in Missouri immediately recognized the threat of Kansas petitioning to enter the Union under the new doctrine of popular sovereignty.^ Description : The Fairfield Inn Kansas City Downtown Union Hill is situated approximately a half mile from downtown and 20 miles from Kansas City Airport.
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^ Missouri Southern State Lions .
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.Infuriated by the idea of Kansas becoming a free state, many from the area crossed into Kansas to sway the state towards allowing slavery, at first by ballot box and then by bloodshed.^ He charged that Kansas City’s municipal employees were being assessed to support Truman’s campaign, and that most of the state employees were being forced into line.
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^ In the 1920 elections, police stood by as both "rabbits" and "goats" stuffed the ballot boxes in several Kansas City wards.
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^ Although he was not corrupt, Park was overwhelmed and allowed Pendergast to virtually run the state – at least in the areas that were valuable to the machine.
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.
Bird's eye view of Kansas City, Missouri.
^ Scarface appeared to be head man of the Mafia in Missouri, with Balestrere tops in Kansas City."
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^ The saloon, which he named Climax, was located on St. Louis Avenue in an area of Kansas City called the West Bottoms, not far from the banks of the Missouri River.
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^ Hud Homes » Missouri Hud Homes » Kansas City HUD Homes Welcome to HudClips.org Kansas City HUD home listings .
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January 1869. Drawn by A. Ruger, Merchants Lith. Co., currently located at the Irish Museum and Cultural Center in Union Station
.During the Civil War, the City of Kansas and its immediate environs were the focus of intense military activity.^ During the elections of 1934, Italian gangsters in Kansas City murdered four people.
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^ Pendergast’s reacquired power over the Kansas City Police Department and quickly let the police force know that harassment of his "friends" would result in immediate firings.
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^ During the 1940s, Binaggio was reputed to be the man in charge of the Harmony News Service, the Capone syndicate’s race-wire operation in Kansas City.
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.Although the First Battle of Independence in August 1862 resulted in a Confederate victory, the Southerners were unable to follow up their win in any significant fashion, as the City of Kansas was occupied by Union troops and proved too heavily fortified for them to assault.^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

^ Blondie Tuesday, August 18th Crossroads at Grinders, 417 E 18th St., Kansas City, Mo.

^ Popular Hotels for Kansas City, MO The following is a list of popular hotels for Kansas City.
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The Second Battle of Independence, part of Sterling Price's Missouri expedition of 1864, also resulted in a Confederate triumph. .Once again the Southern victory proved hollow, as Price was decisively defeated in the pivotal Battle of Westport the next day, effectively ending Confederate efforts to occupy the city.^ In a last ditch, election-day morning-effort he had the police herd hundreds of Pendergast supporters from the North End to the police station for "investigation."
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Moreover, General Thomas Ewing, in response to a successful raid on nearby Lawrence, Kansas, led by William Quantrill, issued General Order No. .11, forcing the eviction of residents in four western Missouri counties—including Jackson—except those living in the city and nearby communities and those whose allegiance to the Union was certified by Ewing.^ Those who live there are looking over their shoulder, however, because they know that this will be the next Kansas City neighborhood to fall.

^ With the machine controlling Kansas City and Jackson County, and having the WPA employees working as troops for his benefit, Pendergast reigned supreme.
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^ The concern possessed the exclusive franchise rights for all Seagram’s liquor products for Jackson County, which includes Kansas City.
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.
Walnut St., Downtown Kansas City, Mo.
^ Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112 Summary : 5 AAA, 11 floors, 366 rooms.
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^ NW 83rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64153 Summary : 3 AAA Diamonds, 82 rooms.
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^ He called David Helfrey, a former federal prosecutor from Kansas City now a lawyer in St. Louis.
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1906

Post-Civil War

After the Civil War, the City of Kansas grew rapidly. The selection of the city over Leavenworth, Kansas, for the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad bridge over the Missouri River brought about significant growth. The population exploded after 1869, when the Hannibal Bridge, designed by Octave Chanute, opened. .The boom prompted a name change to Kansas City in 1889 and the city limits to extend south and east.^ East 105th Street, Kansas City, MO 64131 Summary : 3 AAA Diamonds, 149 rooms.
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^ Description : This hotel is located just four miles south of Kansas City International Airport in the Executive Hills North Business Park.
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^ One East 45th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111 Summary : 3 AAA Diamonds, 5 floors, 239 rooms.
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.Westport became part of Kansas City on December 2, 1897. According to the US Census in 1900, Kansas City was the 22nd largest city in the country, with 163,752 residents.^ More > > Lidia's 101 W. 22nd St., Kansas City The first Midwest outpost of successful New York chef, restaurateur (Filidia, Becco) and TV...
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^ More > > Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar 4115 Mill, Kansas City Westport ups its live entertainment quotient with the addition of Ernie Biggs Rock ’n’...
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^ Truman became an integral part of the Pendergast machine, but, according to Dorsett, was not corrupt.
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.Kansas City, guided by architect George Kessler, became a forefront example of the City Beautiful movement, developing a network of boulevards and parks around the city.^ Description : This hotel is located just four miles south of Kansas City International Airport in the Executive Hills North Business Park.
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^ Blue Ridge Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64134 Summary : 89 rooms.
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^ Admiral Boulevard, Kansas City, MO 64106 Summary : 115 rooms.
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.The relocation of Union Station to its current location in 1914 and the opening of the Liberty Memorial in 1923 gave the city two of its most identifiable landmarks.^ He soon opened two new saloons, each with gambling dens on the second floor, and placed Edward Findley, one of Kansas City’s most notorious gamblers, in charge of running them.
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^ On June 17, 1933, one of the most celebrated crimes in U.S. history – the crime that J. Edgar Hoover used to launch the Federal Bureau of Investigation – was committed in the parking lot in front of Kansas City's Union Station.
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^ Although he was supposed to act in a non-partisan manner, McElroy gave most of the city’s department head positions to Democrats.
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.October 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Further spurring Kansas City's growth was the opening of the innovative Country Club Plaza development by J.C. Nichols in 1925 as part of his Country Club District plan.^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

^ NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO 64153-2024 Summary : 43 rooms.
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^ With Kansas City being a wide-open town there were tremendous profits to be earned.
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Pendergast era

.At the turn of the century, political machines attempted to gain clout in the city, with the one led by Tom Pendergast emerging as the dominant machine by 1925. A new city charter passed that year made it easier for his Democratic Party machine to gain control of the city council (slimmed from 32 members to nine) and appoint a corrupt city manager.^ By the spring of 1914, Pendergast had gained control of the Democratic City Central Committee.
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^ In 1926, the City Council appointed a Pendergast lieutenant, Henry F. McElroy, the new city manager of Kansas City.
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^ Pendergast crushed the "rabbits" and took control of the Democratic Party in the county.
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.October 2008" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Several important buildings and structures were built during this time, to assist with the great depression—all led by Pendergast, including the Kansas City City Hall and the Jackson County Courthouse—both added new skyscrapers to the city's growing skyline.^ Kansas City news from the KC news blog.

^ More > > Lidia's 101 W. 22nd St., Kansas City The first Midwest outpost of successful New York chef, restaurateur (Filidia, Becco) and TV...
  • Kansas City News, Events, Restaurants, Music 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.pitch.com [Source type: General]

^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

.The machine fell in 1939 when Pendergast, riddled with health problems, pleaded guilty to tax evasion.^ Due to the overwhelming evidence against him, Pendergast pleaded guilty to two charges of income tax evasion.
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^ In addition to Carollo and Lazia being called before the grand jury, a pending tax-evasion case against Lazia, which Pendergast had worked hard to suppress, was reopened.
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.The machine, however, gave rise to Harry S. Truman, who quickly became Kansas City's favorite son.^ Kansas City was on the rise.
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^ "Truman would not deal in graft, but he was successful in running the Pendergast machine in rural Jackson County because he was an astute organizer who used patronage to the organization’s advantage.
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^ Truman became an integral part of the Pendergast machine, but, according to Dorsett, was not corrupt.
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[citation needed]

Post-World War II development

Kansas City satellite map
.Kansas City's suburban development originally began with the implementation of streetcars in the early decades of the 20th century.^ American Century Headquarters adjacent, H&R Block Headquarters 1 block, UMKC 5 blocks, Rockhurst University 7 blocks, Kansas City Art Institute 1 block, St. Luke Hospital 5 blocks.
  • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

^ The roots of organized crime in Kansas City trace back to the beginnings of the Pendergast political machine, which had its origins in the 1890s.
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^ "Known as a Mafia enforcer in Kansas City, he was one of the key group of young Italian storm troopers who fronted for John Lazia in the early days.
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The city's first suburbs were in the neighborhoods of Pendleton Heights and Quality Hill. .After World War II, many relatively affluent residents left for suburbs like Johnson County, Kansas, and eastern Jackson County, Missouri.^ After World War II Civella moved up the crime family ladder.
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^ With the machine controlling Kansas City and Jackson County, and having the WPA employees working as troops for his benefit, Pendergast reigned supreme.
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^ The concern possessed the exclusive franchise rights for all Seagram’s liquor products for Jackson County, which includes Kansas City.
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.Many also went north of the Missouri River, where Kansas City had incorporated areas between the 1940s to 1970s.^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

^ The tavern, a gambling house, was located on the borderline between Kansas and Missouri.
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^ North Corrington Avenue, I 435 Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, MO 64117 Summary : 68 rooms.
  • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

The population of the urban core significantly dipped, while the metropolitan area as a whole gained population.[citation needed]
.The sprawling characteristics of the city and it environs today mainly took shape after the race riots of the 1960s in Kansas City.^ With his ever increasing patronage, Pendergast not only took care of loyal Democrats in Kansas City, but he also helped Republicans who had supported his efforts along the way.
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^ In 1946, Lococo was one of four gang members under Binaggio who muscled in and took over the race-wire service in Kansas City.
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^ He and fellow Kansas City mobster Joseph Filardo were able to avoid the roadblocks and make their way to a Binghamton, N.Y., railroad station where they took the first train home.
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The assassination of Martin .Luther King Jr. was a catalyst for the 1968 Kansas City riot.^ He appointed Joe Damico, Kansas City’s "King of Little Italy" to make campaign speeches in Italian to the North End community.
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^ The Kansas City Star dubbed him, "King of the First Ward."
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.At this time, slums were also beginning to form in the inner city, and those who could afford to leave, left for the suburbs and outer edges of the city.^ Isn't that handy :) Let's start by defining Central Kansas City : We're not going to discuss downtown Kansas City or any suburbs of Kansas City in this article - we'll do those in another blog.

^ Any crooks from out of town who did not pay him off would be arrested or forced to leave the city.
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^ Those who live there are looking over their shoulder, however, because they know that this will be the next Kansas City neighborhood to fall.

.The post-World War II idea of suburbs and the "American Dream" also contributed to the sprawl of the area.^ After World War II Civella moved up the crime family ladder.
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As the city's population continued to grow, the inner city also continued to decline.
In 1940, the city had about 400,000 residents; by 2000, the same area was home to only about 180,000. From 1940 to 1960, the city more than doubled its physical size, while increasing its population by only about 75,000. By 1970, the city had a total area of approximately 316 square miles (820 km2), more than five times its size in 1940.
.The Hyatt Regency walkway collapse was a major disaster that occurred on 17 July 1981 killing 114 people and injuring more than 200 others during a tea dance.^ Description : Connected by elevated walkway to Crown Center, an office and shopping complex, the newly renovated Hyatt Regency is convenient to downtown Kansas City.
  • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Description : ESA Kansas City-Airport is designed specifically for people who need more than just a room while away from home.
  • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Description : Crossland Economy Studios Kansas City Northeast is designed specifically for people who need more than just a room while away from home.
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At the time it was the deadliest structural collapse in U.S. history.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 318.0 sq mi (823.7 km²). 313.5 sq mi (812.1 km²) of it is land and 4.5 sq mi (11.6 km²) of it (1.41%) is water. .Much of urban Kansas City sits atop bluffs overlooking the rivers and river bottoms areas.^ In the meantime, during 1974 and 1975 the Cammisanos were also pressuring Fred Bonadonna about the leases he had with the city for free parking in the River Quay area.
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^ The saloon, which he named Climax, was located on St. Louis Avenue in an area of Kansas City called the West Bottoms, not far from the banks of the Missouri River.
  • The History of the Kansas City Family by Allan May 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.crimemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kansas City area adults do not own a car.

.Kansas City proper is bowl-shaped and is surrounded to the north and south by limestone and bedrock cliffs that were carved by glaciers.^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

^ North Corrington Avenue, I 435 Worlds of Fun, Kansas City, MO 64117 Summary : 68 rooms.
  • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Description : This hotel is located just four miles south of Kansas City International Airport in the Executive Hills North Business Park.
  • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

.Kansas City is situated at the junction between the Dakota and Minnesota ice lobes during the maximum late Independence glaciation of the Pleistocene epoch.^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

^ During the elections of 1934, Italian gangsters in Kansas City murdered four people.
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^ Description : The Fairfield Inn Kansas City Liberty is situated approximately 15 miles from Kansas City International Airport.
  • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

.The Kansas and Missouri rivers cut wide valleys into the terrain when the glaciers melted and drained.^ The saloon, which he named Climax, was located on St. Louis Avenue in an area of Kansas City called the West Bottoms, not far from the banks of the Missouri River.
  • The History of the Kansas City Family by Allan May 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.crimemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A partially filled spillway valley crosses the central portion of Kansas City, Missouri.^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

^ Scarface appeared to be head man of the Mafia in Missouri, with Balestrere tops in Kansas City."
  • The History of the Kansas City Family by Allan May 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.crimemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Isn't that handy :) Let's start by defining Central Kansas City : We're not going to discuss downtown Kansas City or any suburbs of Kansas City in this article - we'll do those in another blog.

This valley is an eastward continuation of Turkey Creek valley. .Union Station is located in this valley.^ Description : The Quarterage Hotel is located in historic Westport, approximately one mile from Crown Center/Union Station, and 20 miles from Kansas City International Airport.
  • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

[13] .The city's municipal water was recently rated the cleanest among the 50 largest cities in the United States, containing no detectable impurities.^ He charged that Kansas City’s municipal employees were being assessed to support Truman’s campaign, and that most of the state employees were being forced into line.
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^ Even worse, the Missouri State Water Patrol says they have no intention of enforcing this law.

^ Kansas City is flat with no bodies of water so the streets here run in a perfect "grid" with the numbered streets running East to West, and the named streets running North and South.

[citation needed]

Climate

.Kansas City lies near the geographic center of the contiguous United States, at the confluence of the second largest river in the country, the Missouri River, and the Kansas River (also known as the Kaw River).^ He charged that Kansas City’s municipal employees were being assessed to support Truman’s campaign, and that most of the state employees were being forced into line.
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^ Scarface appeared to be head man of the Mafia in Missouri, with Balestrere tops in Kansas City."
  • The History of the Kansas City Family by Allan May 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.crimemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ O ther than Tammany Hall in New York, the Pendergast machine in Kansas City was the longest-running and most thorough melding of vice and politics ever seen in the United States.
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This makes for a humid continental climate (Koppen climate classification Dfa) with moderate precipitation and extremes of hot and cold. Summers can be very humid, with moist air riding up from the Gulf of Mexico, and during July and August daytime highs can reach into the triple digits. Winters vary from mild days to bitterly cold.
.Kansas City is situated in "Tornado Alley", a broad region where cold air from the Rocky Mountains and Canada collides with warm air from the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the formation of powerful storms.^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

^ Elton John and Billy Joel will bring their Face 2 Face tour to Kansas City's Sprint Center in the Power and Light District on December 1st, 2009.

^ Pendergast’s reacquired power over the Kansas City Police Department and quickly let the police force know that harassment of his "friends" would result in immediate firings.
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.Kansas City has had many severe outbreaks of tornados, including the Ruskin Heights tornado in 1957,[14] and the May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence, as well as other severe weather, most notably the Kansas City derecho in 1982. The region is also prone to ice storms, such as the 2002 ice storm during which hundreds of thousands lost power for days and (in some cases) weeks.^ Well, it has certainly been an interesting coupe of days for the Kansas City Chiefs.

^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

^ During the elections of 1934, Italian gangsters in Kansas City murdered four people.
  • The History of the Kansas City Family by Allan May 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.crimemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[15] .Kansas City and its outlying areas are also subject to flooding, including the Great Flood of 1993 and the Great Flood of 1951.^ The saloon, which he named Climax, was located on St. Louis Avenue in an area of Kansas City called the West Bottoms, not far from the banks of the Missouri River.
  • The History of the Kansas City Family by Allan May 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.crimemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Kansas City area adults do not own a car.

^ The problem is that Kansas City is very spread out as metropolitan areas go.

Climate data for Kansas City, Missouri
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 75
(24)
83
(28)
87
(31)
93
(34)
97
(36)
108
(42)
112
(44)
110
(43)
106
(41)
97
(36)
82
(28)
73
(23)
112
(44)
Average high °F (°C) 37.8
(3.2)
44.1
(6.7)
55.8
(13.2)
66.5
(19.2)
76.2
(24.6)
85.5
(29.7)
90.5
(32.5)
88.8
(31.6)
80.1
(26.7)
68.8
(20.4)
53.4
(11.9)
41.9
(5.5)
65.8
(18.8)
Average low °F (°C) 20.7
(-6.3)
26.3
(-3.2)
36.0
(2.2)
46.4
(8)
57.0
(13.9)
66.7
(19.3)
72.0
(22.2)
70.2
(21.2)
61.1
(16.2)
49.1
(9.5)
36.1
(2.3)
25.2
(-3.8)
47.2
(8.4)
Record low °F (°C) -14
(-26)
-12
(-24)
-1
(-18)
22
(-6)
34
(1)
46
(8)
52
(11)
48
(9)
34
(1)
21
(-6)
7
(-14)
-19
(-28)
-19
(-28)
Precipitation inches (mm) 1.13
(28.7)
1.02
(25.9)
2.38
(60.5)
3.27
(83.1)
4.55
(115.6)
4.73
(120.1)
3.61
(91.7)
3.62
(91.9)
4.17
(105.9)
3.28
(83.3)
2.30
(58.4)
1.45
(36.8)
35.51
(902)
Snowfall inches (mm) 5.2
(132.1)
1.8
(45.7)
1.6
(40.6)
0.3
(7.6)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.4
(10.2)
0.4
(10.2)
2.9
(73.7)
12.6
(320)
Avg. snowy days 3.4 2.2 1.2 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.5 2.0 9.6
Avg. precipitation days 5.9 5.8 8.3 10.5 12.7 10.2 9.1 8.6 8.8 7.5 7.4 6.8 101.6
Source: NOAA[16] 2010-03-13

Cityscape

Panoramic view from the top of Liberty Memorial looking North to downtown.

Brush Creek on the Country Club Plaza at Night
.Kansas City, Missouri, is organized into a system of more than 240[17] neighborhoods, some with histories as independent cities or the sites of major events.^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

^ More > > Lidia's 101 W. 22nd St., Kansas City The first Midwest outpost of successful New York chef, restaurateur (Filidia, Becco) and TV...
  • Kansas City News, Events, Restaurants, Music 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.pitch.com [Source type: General]

^ More > > Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar 4115 Mill, Kansas City Westport ups its live entertainment quotient with the addition of Ernie Biggs Rock ’n’...
  • Kansas City News, Events, Restaurants, Music 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.pitch.com [Source type: General]

.Downtown, the center of the city, is currently undergoing major redevelopment with new condos, apartments, offices and The Power & Light District (shopping/entertainment development) complete with bars, restaurants, a grocery store with a tony roof-top pool club called The Jones, a theatre and The Sprint Center.^ Kansas City Chiefs updates, power and light district, National news, Kansas City restaurant reviews and more.

^ The trolley's will make stops at the City Market, the Power and Light District , the 18 th and Vine area, Martini Corner (31st and Gillham ), Westport , the Plaza, Brookside , and Waldo.

^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

.All these things have made downtown/midtown a more viable residential option more than ever.^ More > > The Brick 1727 McGee, Kansas City Sheri Parr’s beloved downtown hipster haven has rocked the music scene for more than five...
  • Kansas City News, Events, Restaurants, Music 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.pitch.com [Source type: General]

.Near Downtown, the urban core of the city has a variety of neighborhoods, including historical Westport, Ivanhoe, Hyde Park, Squire Park, the Crossroads Arts District, 18th and Vine Historic District, Pendleton Heights, Quality Hill, the West Bottoms, and the River Market; one up-and-coming "newer" neighborhood just minutes from downtown is upscale Briarcliff, though it is in the so-called "North-land" or simply "North of the River". Two other "near" downtown neighborhoods that are very popular and have unique appeal include the Country Club Plaza (or simply the "Plaza"), south Plaza and nearby Brookside.^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

^ The trolley's will make stops at the City Market, the Power and Light District , the 18 th and Vine area, Martini Corner (31st and Gillham ), Westport , the Plaza, Brookside , and Waldo.

^ Plaza living is very nice - the only drawback is that there is only one grocery store within miles and it is a MAD HOUSE. South of the plaza to Gregory Boulevard is a fairly upscale neighborhood that contains a popular dog walking / picnic area called Loose Park.

Architecture

.The city's skyline is what one might envision for a major Mid-West city, with some notable exceptions.^ If you have ever visited a real large city, you would know that most every major metropolitan area has some sort of Light Rail.

^ Once again, Kansas City is half- assing it and continuing its downward spiral to be one of the worst major metropolitan cities in the country.

The Nelson-Atkins Museum opened a stunning Euro-Style addition in 2008, The towering Power and Light building with its Art-Deco style and a glowing sky beacon. The new World Headquarters of H&R Block is a 20 story all glass oval which is bathed from top to bottom in a soft green light. .The four Industrial art works atop the support towers of the Kansas City Convention Center (Bartle Hall) were once the subject of ridicule but now define the night skyline near the new Sprint Center, One Kansas City Place (the tallest office tower structure in Missouri), as well as the KCTV-Tower with its hundreds of lit bulbs (the tallest freestanding structure in Missouri) and the Liberty Memorial The National World War I Memorial & Museum with its simulated flames and smoke billowing into the night skyline, Kansas City is home to significant national and international architecture firms including ACI/Boland, BNIM, 360 Architecture, Ellerbe Becket, HNTB and HOK Sport.^ Kansas City news from the KC news blog.

^ Kansas City is now one of the 27 host city finalists.

^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

Frank Lloyd Wright designed two private residences.
Crown Center, fountains at Crown Center
.Kansas City contains collection of over 200 working fountains, second only to Rome.^ Once again, Kansas City becomes thrifty and is trying to work with hand-me-downs.

^ This area contains the Plaza, which has made Kansas City famous for it's lush fountains and top shelf shopping and dining.

[citation needed] Some of the most notable are on the County Club Plaza. From French inspired traditional to modern, these fountains offer visitors to the city an unexpected bonus. .Among the most notable : the Black Marble H&R Block fountain in front of Union Station with its synchronized water jets shooting high into the air, the Nichols Bronze Horses at the corner of Main and JC Nichols Parkway at the entrance to the Plaza Shopping District and the unique "family friendly" walk thru fountain at Hallmark Cards World Headquarters in Crown Center.^ This area contains the Plaza, which has made Kansas City famous for it's lush fountains and top shelf shopping and dining.

Downtown

The city's tallest buildings and characteristic skyline are roughly contained inside the downtown freeway loop (shaded in red). Downtown Kansas City itself is established by city ordinance to stretch from the Missouri River south to 31st Street (beyond the bottom of this map), and from I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins
A look down Downtown Kansas City streets today.
.Downtown Kansas City is an area of 2.9 square miles (7.5 km2) bounded by the Missouri River to the north, 31st Street to the south, Bruce R. Watkins Drive (U.S. Highway 71) to the east and I-35 to the west.^ South of 47th Street - North of 63rd - West of Holmes - East of State Line .

^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

^ South of 85th - North of 103rd - West of Holmes - East of State Line .

.Areas near Downtown Kansas City include the 39th Street District is known as Restaurant Row[18] and features one of Kansas City's largest selections of independently owned restaurants and boutique shops.^ Kansas City area adults do not own a car.

^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

It is a center of literary and visual arts and bohemian culture. Crown Center is the headquarters of Hallmark Cards and a major downtown shopping and entertainment complex. It is connected to Union Station by a series of covered walkways. .The Country Club Plaza, or simply "the Plaza", is an upscale, outdoor shopping and entertainment district.^ Zone, Country Club Plaza .
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It was the first suburban shopping district in the United States,[19] designed to accommodate shoppers arriving by automobile,[20] and is surrounded by apartments and condominiums, including a number of high rise buildings. .The associated Country Club District to the south includes the Sunset Hill and Brookside neighborhoods, and is traversed by Ward Parkway, a landscaped boulevard known for its statuary, fountains and large, historic homes.^ This area includes Santa Fe Hills and the Ward Parkway "mall" - if you can call it a mall.

.Kansas City's Union Station is home to Science City, restaurants, shopping, theaters, and the city's Amtrak facility.^ Kansas City Chiefs updates, power and light district, National news, Kansas City restaurant reviews and more.

^ Posted by DAFFYKC at 9:08 PM 6 comments Labels: epic entertainment , epic entertainment kansas city , epic entertainment kc , horizons academy , starlight theater .

^ This area contains the Plaza, which has made Kansas City famous for it's lush fountains and top shelf shopping and dining.

.After years of neglect and seas of parking lots, Downtown Kansas City currently is undergoing a period of change.^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

^ They take over random parking lots and bars throughout the city.

Many residential properties recently have been or currently are under redevelopment. .The Power & Light District, a new, nine-block entertainment district comprising numerous restaurants, bars, and retail shops, was developed by the Cordish Company of Baltimore, Maryland, Its first tenant opened on November 9, 2007. It is anchored by the Sprint Center, a 19,000 seat complex that has become a top draw for sports and musical entertainment.^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

^ On Saturday, June 8, 2009, a concert performance in the “Living Room” of the Power & Light District by DJ Jazzy Jeff was cut short when Jeff refused to continue the performance.

^ There used to be a lot of gays in Westport but most of them are making their way downtown towards the Power and Light District condos.

.Elton John was the first performer to play at the Sprint Center.^ Elton John and Billy Joel at the Sprint Center announced today!

^ Elton John and Billy Joel will bring their Face 2 Face tour to Kansas City's Sprint Center in the Power and Light District on December 1st, 2009.

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Parks and boulevard system

J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain, by Henri-Léon Gréber, in Mill Creek Park, adjacent to the Country Club Plaza
.Kansas City has 132 miles (212 km) of spacious boulevards and parkways, 214 urban parks, 49 ornamental fountains, 152 ball diamonds, 10 community centers, 105 tennis courts, five golf courses, five museums and attractions, 30 pools, and 47 park shelters, all overseen by the city's Parks and Recreation department.^ It can cost up to $60.00 or more to take a cab a mere 10 miles in this city.

^ Elton John and Billy Joel will bring their Face 2 Face tour to Kansas City's Sprint Center in the Power and Light District on December 1st, 2009.

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The parks and boulevard system winds its way through the city. Much of the system, designed by George E. Kessler, was constructed from 1893 to 1915. Cliff Drive, in Kessler Park on the North Bluffs, is a designated State Scenic Byway. It extends 4.27 miles (6.87 km) from The Paseo and Independence Avenue through Indian Mound on Gladstone Boulevard at Belmont Boulevard with many historical points and architectural landmarks. .Ward Parkway, on the west side of the city near State Line Road, is lined by many of the city's most handsome homes.^ South of 85th - North of 103rd - West of Holmes - East of State Line .

^ Many people still live outside the city and still have to get home at the end of the night.

^ South of 103rd - North of 135th - West of Holmes - East of State Line .

.The Paseo is a major north–south parkway that runs 19 miles (31 km) through the center of the city beginning at Cliff Drive.^ Kansas City is flat with no bodies of water so the streets here run in a perfect "grid" with the numbered streets running East to West, and the named streets running North and South.

^ New Era Begins at 1 Arrowhead Drive in Kansas City .

It was modeled on the Paseo de la Reforma, a fashionable Mexico City boulevard.
.Swope Park is one of the nation's largest city parks, comprising 1,805 acres (2.82 sq. mi.^ I had been blessed with one of the few 24hr legal parking places the previous eve; therefore, tickets were the furthest thing from my mind.

), more than twice as big as New York's Central Park.[23] It features a full-fledged zoo, a woodland nature and wildlife rescue center, two golf courses, two lakes, an amphitheatre, day-camp area, and numerous picnic grounds. Hodge Park, in the Northland, covers 1,029 acres (1.61 sq. mi.). .This park includes the 80-acre (320,000 m2) Shoal Creek Living History Museum, a village of more than 20 historical buildings dating from 1807 to 1885. Riverfront Park, 955 acres (3.86 km2) on the banks of the Missouri River on the north edge of downtown, holds annual Fourth of July celebrations and other festivals during the year.^ Granted, you have to put up collateral to get home at the end of the night if you live more than a mile away.

^ To be even more honest, there are actually cabs you can grab around the downtown area and get in between areas for less than $10 bucks.

^ Additionally, it is recommending to all 32 teams that they open the gates or parking lots no more than 3 1/2 hours prior to kick-off.

At one time, nearly all residential streets were planted with a solid canopy of American elms, but Dutch elm disease devastated them.[citation needed] Most were replaced with varieties of other handsome shade trees. A program went underway to replace many of the fast-growing sweetgum trees with hardwood varieties.[24]

Culture

Performing arts

.The Kansas City Repertory Theatre, the metropolitan area's top professional theatre company and the Starlight Theatre, 8,105-seat outdoor theatre designed by Edward Delk are a popular theatre company and theatre respectively.^ In some metropolitan cities, take St. Louis, there is no general tailgating area.

^ If you have ever visited a real large city, you would know that most every major metropolitan area has some sort of Light Rail.

^ Kansas City area adults do not own a car.

The Kansas City Symphony, founded by R. Crosby Kemper Jr. in 1982 to superseded the Kansas City Philharmonic, which was founded 1933. The symphony currently is located at the Lyric Theatre in Downtown Kansas City, but will move to the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, also downtown, when it is completed in December 2009. The current music director and lead conductor of the symphony is Michael Stern. .Lyric Opera of Kansas City, founded in 1970, offers one American contemporary opera production during its annual season consisting of either four or five productions.^ It is football season in Kansas City!

^ After speaking to a few Kansas City residents about this phenomenon, we told that the KCPD attempted a DUI checkpoint after a Chiefs game a couple of seasons ago.

^ Let it be known that I am an avid Chiefs fan and a fan of the NFL. I am a season ticket holder of the Kansas City Chiefs.

.The Lyric Opera also is located at the Lyric Theatre, and also will move to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in 2009. The Civic Opera Theater of Kansas City, performs at the Folly Theater in downtown, and the UMKC Performing Arts Center.^ Isn't that handy :) Let's start by defining Central Kansas City : We're not going to discuss downtown Kansas City or any suburbs of Kansas City in this article - we'll do those in another blog.

^ Elton John and Billy Joel will bring their Face 2 Face tour to Kansas City's Sprint Center in the Power and Light District on December 1st, 2009.

^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

The Kansas City Ballet, founded in 1957 by Tatiana Dokoudovska, is a ballet troupe comprising 25 professional dancers and apprentices. Between 1986 and 2000, it was combined with Dance St. Louis to form the State Ballet of Missouri, although it remained located in Kansas City. From 1980 to 1995, the Ballet was run by dancer and choreographer Todd Bolender. Today, the Ballet offers an annual repertory split into three seasons which ranges from classical to contemporary ballets.[25] The Ballet also is located at the Lyric Theatre, and also will move with the Symphony and Opera to the Kauffman Center in 2009.
Entrance of the American Jazz Museum
.Kansas City jazz in the 1930s marked the transition from big bands to the bebop influence of the 1940s.^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

^ Epic Entertainment received a deposit from a local charity - "Horizons Academy" - in advance, and then denied them their request for a local Kansas City band .

^ Epic Entertainment, who has been openly criticized by many of Kansas City's big name bands, told Horizon's Academy that they would not allow then to have the band again in 2010.

.In the 1970s, Kansas City attempted to resurrect the glory of the jazz era in a sanitized family friendly atmosphere.^ After speaking to a few Kansas City residents about this phenomenon, we told that the KCPD attempted a DUI checkpoint after a Chiefs game a couple of seasons ago.

^ The renovations at Arrowhead Stadium are 70 percent completed due to a $375 million renovation funded by Kansas City tax payers and the Hunt family.

^ Your Kansas City Chiefs will start a new era against the Houston Texans with a 7:00 kick off tonight in Kansas City at Arrowhead Stadium.

.In the 1970s, an effort to open jazz clubs in the River Quay area of City Market along the Missouri ended in a gangland war in which three of the new clubs were blown up in what ultimately resulted in the removal of Kansas City mob influence in the Las Vegas casinos.^ Kansas City news from the KC news blog.

^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

^ Anyway, back to the blog about the Kansas City homicide rate - the saddest part about it is the news reporting.

.The annual "Kansas City Blues and Jazz Festival", which attracts top jazz stars nationwide and large out-of-town audiences, has been rated Kansas City's "best festival."^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

^ The Kansas City Star - Job Finder - this site lets you enter search information based upon the kind of Kansas City job you are looking for.

^ Anyway, back to the blog about the Kansas City homicide rate - the saddest part about it is the news reporting.

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.Live music venues can be found throughout the city, with the highest concentration in the Westport entertainment district centered on Broadway and Westport Road near the Country Club Plaza, as well as the 18th & Vine area (jazz music).^ The trolley's will make stops at the City Market, the Power and Light District , the 18 th and Vine area, Martini Corner (31st and Gillham ), Westport , the Plaza, Brookside , and Waldo.

^ Elton John and Billy Joel will bring their Face 2 Face tour to Kansas City's Sprint Center in the Power and Light District on December 1st, 2009.

^ I am not a race fan, but people are being drawn to the area by other attractions such as Nebraska Furniture Mart, Cabella's , Dave and Buster's, The Legends Shopping Center , dining, and entertainment venues.

.A variety of music genres can be heard and have originated in Kansas City and direct surrounding areas, including: Rock groups Puddle of Mudd, Shooting Star, The Get Up Kids, Shiner, Flee The Seen, The Life and Times, Reggie and the Full Effect, Coalesce, The Casket Lottery, The Gadjits, The Appleseed Cast, The Rainmakers, The Esoteric, Vedera, The Elders, Blackpool Lights and The Republic Tigers and Rappers Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Skatterman & Snug Brim, Mac Lethal, and Solè.^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

^ The Kansas City Star - Job Finder - this site lets you enter search information based upon the kind of Kansas City job you are looking for.

^ Kansas City News - KC News Blog Kansas City Restaurants Environment and Nature in KC Kansas City Nature Webcam The Power and Light District Kansas City Bands Kansas City Links New Year's Eve in Kansas City .

Irish culture

.There is a large community of Irish in Kansas City which numbers around 250,000[citation needed].^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

^ Kansas City jobs are out there - but there are also lions, tigers and bears waiting in the woods waiting to pounce on unsuspecting (and inexperienced) kc job hunters.

^ Those who live there are looking over their shoulder, however, because they know that this will be the next Kansas City neighborhood to fall.

.The Irish Community includes a large number of bands, multiple newspapers, the numerous Irish stores, including Browne's Irish Market, the oldest Irish owned business in North America, and the Irish Museum and Cultural Center is the new center of the community.^ NEXT! Raglan Road at The Power and Light District The hot new Irish Pub at the P&L will be featuring the band Wonderland on new year's eve.

^ The show then expands to include each artist's own backing band and concludes with the two back at the pianos together, "face to face".

The first book that detailed the history of the Irish in Kansas City was Missouri Irish, Irish Settlers on the American Frontier, published in 1984.

Casinos

.Missouri voters approved riverboat casino gaming on the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers by referendum with a 63% majority on November 3, 1992. The first casino facility in the state opened in September 1994 in North Kansas City by Harrah's Entertainment.^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

^ More > > Lidia's 101 W. 22nd St., Kansas City The first Midwest outpost of successful New York chef, restaurateur (Filidia, Becco) and TV...
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[27] .The combined revenues for the four casinos successfully operating in Kansas City exceeded $153 million per month in May 2008.[28] The four casinos are Ameristar Kansas City, Argosy Kansas City, Harrah's North Kansas City, Isle of Capri Kansas City.^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

^ This thirty-six million dollar complex will be operated by the City of Overland Park, under the management of Mike Laplante.

^ The renovations at Arrowhead Stadium are 70 percent completed due to a $375 million renovation funded by Kansas City tax payers and the Hunt family.

A fifth area casino, the 7th Street Casino, opened in Kansas City, KS in 2008.

Cuisine

.Kansas City is most famous for its steak and barbecue.^ This area contains the Plaza, which has made Kansas City famous for it's lush fountains and top shelf shopping and dining.

^ This is true all the way from 5th Street (downtown) clear up to 135th street (Kansas City's most Southern point).

^ I think that Kansas City is probably one of the most tricky cities regarding good and bad neighborhoods.

.During the heyday of the Kansas City Stockyards, the city was known for its Kansas City steaks or Kansas City strip steaks.^ Let it be known that I am an avid Chiefs fan and a fan of the NFL. I am a season ticket holder of the Kansas City Chiefs.

.The most famous of the steakhouses is the Golden Ox in the Kansas City Live Stock Exchange in the stockyards in the West Bottoms.^ Those who live there are looking over their shoulder, however, because they know that this will be the next Kansas City neighborhood to fall.

^ This area contains the Plaza, which has made Kansas City famous for it's lush fountains and top shelf shopping and dining.

^ This is true all the way from 5th Street (downtown) clear up to 135th street (Kansas City's most Southern point).

The stockyards, which were second only to those of Chicago in size, never recovered from the Great Flood of 1951 and eventually closed. .The famed Kansas City Strip cut of steak is largely identical to the New York Strip cut, and is sometimes referred to just as a strip steak.^ Kansas City news from the KC news blog.

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^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

.Along with Texas, Memphis & North Carolina, Kansas City is a "world capital of barbecue."^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

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^ Kansas City is flat with no bodies of water so the streets here run in a perfect "grid" with the numbered streets running East to West, and the named streets running North and South.

.There are more than 90 barbecue restaurants[29] in the metropolitan area and the American Royal each fall hosts what it claims is the world's biggest barbecue contest.^ In some metropolitan cities, take St. Louis, there is no general tailgating area.

^ Arrowhead Stadium could be the site for four games in the United States if wins its bid to host the world's biggest soccer even in 2018.

^ To be even more honest, there are actually cabs you can grab around the downtown area and get in between areas for less than $10 bucks.

.The classic Kansas City-style barbecue was an inner city phenomenon that evolved from the pit of Henry Perry from the Memphis, Tennessee, area in the early 1900s and blossomed in the 18th and Vine neighborhood.^ Blondie Tuesday, August 18th Crossroads at Grinders, 417 E 18th St., Kansas City, Mo.

^ After speaking to a few Kansas City residents about this phenomenon, we told that the KCPD attempted a DUI checkpoint after a Chiefs game a couple of seasons ago.

^ Those who live there are looking over their shoulder, however, because they know that this will be the next Kansas City neighborhood to fall.

Arthur Bryant's was to take over the Perry restaurant and added molasses to sweeten the recipe. In 1946 Gates and Sons Bar-B-Q was opened by one of Perry's cooks. The Gates recipe added even more molasses. Although Bryant's and Gates are the two definitive Kansas City barbecue restaurants they have just recently begun expanding outside of the Greater Kansas City Area. Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue is well-regarded by many both locally and nationally. In 1977 Rich Davis, a psychiatrist, test-marketed his own concoction called K.C. Soul Style Barbecue Sauce. He renamed it KC Masterpiece and in 1986 he sold the sauce to the Kingsford division of Clorox. Davis retained rights to operate restaurants using the name and sauce.

Sports

Truman Sports Complex, with Arrowhead and Kaufmann Stadiums, opened in 1972–73.
Club Sport Founded League Venue
Kansas City Chiefs American Football 1960 (1963 In Kansas City) National Football League Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City Royals Baseball 1969 Major League Baseball Kauffman Stadium
Kansas City Wizards Soccer 1995 Major League Soccer Community America Ballpark (KCK)
Kansas City T-Bones Baseball 2006 Northern League Community America Ballpark (KCK)
Missouri Mavericks Hockey 2009 CHL Independence Events Center (Independence, Missouri)
Kansas City Brass Soccer 1997 USL PDL Greene Stadium (Liberty, Missouri)
Sprint Center opened in 2007 and hosts concerts and sports events downtown.
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^ Epic Entertainment, who has been openly criticized by many of Kansas City's big name bands, told Horizon's Academy that they would not allow then to have the band again in 2010.

Men's basketball will be played at Sprint Center beginning in March 2008, while women's basketball will be played at Municipal Auditorium. Lately, arenas in Dallas and Oklahoma City have hosted the tournament. .Arrowhead Stadium serves as the venue for various intercollegiate football games.^ Arrowhead Stadium could be the site for four games in the United States if wins its bid to host the world's biggest soccer even in 2018.

^ This blog is a little late but I just had to laugh at all of the Steeler fans that showed up at Arrowhead Stadium for the Chiefs game on November 22nd.

Often it is the host of the Big 12 Football Title Game. On the last weekend in October, the Fall Classic rivalry game between Northwest Missouri State University and Pittsburg State University takes place here. Usually, the Bearcats of Northwest and Gorillas of Pitt State are ranked one-two in the MIAA conference. .In 2005, other games at Arrowhead included Arkansas State playing host to Missouri, and Kansas hosting Oklahoma.^ Arrowhead Stadium could be the site for four games in the United States if wins its bid to host the world's biggest soccer even in 2018.

.Kansas City used to have an NBA team.^ Also, as a Kansas City fan, I tell you to be sure and kick Larry Johnson's butt right off the team if you play the Chiefs.

.The team's original name was Kansas City-Omaha Kings because it played home games in both Kansas City and Omaha.^ Also, as a Kansas City fan, I tell you to be sure and kick Larry Johnson's butt right off the team if you play the Chiefs.

^ After speaking to a few Kansas City residents about this phenomenon, we told that the KCPD attempted a DUI checkpoint after a Chiefs game a couple of seasons ago.

^ Those who live there are looking over their shoulder, however, because they know that this will be the next Kansas City neighborhood to fall.

However, after 1975 the team would exclusively play in Kansas City. .After 1985, the Kansas City Kings would move to Sacramento to become today's Sacramento Kings.^ If you're planning on moving to Kansas City, you'd better understand the different neighborhoods before buying that dream...

^ Boone, a 2-year visitor in Kansas City, was one of the more surprising moves of the day.

^ Once again, Kansas City becomes thrifty and is trying to work with hand-me-downs.

.In 1974, the NHL began its first expansion period by adding teams in Kansas City and Washington, D.C.[30] Although they were better than their expansion brethren the Washington Capitals (who won only eight games in their inaugural season), the Kansas City Scouts began to suffer from an economic downturn in the Midwest.^ It is football season in Kansas City!

^ Also, as a Kansas City fan, I tell you to be sure and kick Larry Johnson's butt right off the team if you play the Chiefs.

^ More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

For their second season, the Scouts sold just 2,000 of 8,000 season tickets and were almost $1 million in debt. Due to their various on- and off-ice disappointments, the franchise moved to Denver and was renamed the Colorado Avalanche.

Religion

Roman Catholic

Kansas City's Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is the cathedral seat of the Roman Catholic diocese of Kansas City and St. Joseph;[31] nearby Kansas City, Kansas is the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas.[32]

Eastern Orthodox

.The Kansas City area is home to several Eastern Orthodox churches, including two Greek Orthodox parishes, three Serbian Orthodox churches, an Antiochian Orthodox church, a parish of the Orthodox Church in America, and one of the Coptic Church.^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

^ On the brighter side of things, here are some real resources for finding jobs in Kansas City and lowering the kc unemployment rate : KMBC JOB FAIRS - this site about Kansas City job fairs lists several job fairs and employment opportunities in the kc area daily.

^ Ok, so my question is, what level of severity does a crime have to be before the Kansas City police turn over a crime to the Kansas City detectives?

Protestant bodies

All major Protestant denominations are represented in Kansas City. The Kansas City metropolitan area is the seat of the Unity Church, a Christian denomination claiming approximately two million members.[33] The church's headquarters is located in Unity Village, a self-contained, incorporated municipality lying east of the city near Lee's Summit.[34] The Church of the Nazarene, another Christian denomination claiming two million members, is headquartered in Lenexa, where it moved in 2008 from its longtime headquarters on the The Paseo in Kansas City itself.[35] The Episcopal Diocese of West Missouri has its headquarters at Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, downtown.[36]

Latter Day Saint groups

The Temple Lot in Independence, Missouri, just east of Kansas City
.Several Latter Day Saint organizations make their headquarters in Independence, just east of the city.^ LATTER+DAY+SAINTS%22+UTAH+SALT+LAKE+CITY+325+8TH+AVENUE" .
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The largest of these is the Community of Christ, with a worldwide membership of approximately 250,000. Others include the Church of Christ (Temple Lot), the Church of Christ (Fettingite), the Church of Christ with the Elijah Message, the Church of Christ (Restored), the Restoration Church of Jesus Christ, and the Church of Jesus Christ (Cutlerite). Movement founder Joseph Smith, Jr. told his earliest followers that Temple Lot in Independence was the Garden of Eden and that the New Jerusalem where Jesus will come in the Second Coming would be built there, [37] though the first part of that statement has never been taught as official church doctrine. .Some early Latter Day Saints settled west of Independence, inside what are now the boundaries of Kansas City itself.^ LATTER+DAY+SAINTS%22+UTAH+SALT+LAKE+CITY+325+8TH+AVENUE" .
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.The Latter Day Saints were violently driven from the area in late 1833, after protracted conflict with local settlers, but returned in the late 1860's to a much better welcome.^ LATTER+DAY+SAINTS%22+UTAH+SALT+LAKE+CITY+325+8TH+AVENUE" .
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.Recently The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the largest LDS denomination, announced plans to build a temple in northern Kansas City.^ LATTER+DAY+SAINTS%22+UTAH+SALT+LAKE+CITY+325+8TH+AVENUE" .
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Non-Christian

Kansas City is home to a large and vibrant Jewish community, with several synagogues in the city and adjacent communities.[38] Muslims are served by three mosques within the city limits, the largest of which is the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City,[39] plus additional mosques in nearby towns. The Rime Buddhist Center and other Buddhist centers serve Buddhists in the city,[40] while the Hindu Cultural Center and Vedanta Society of Kansas City serve Kansas City's Hindu population.[41]

Shawnee Mission

Another important religious site in the area is the Shawnee Methodist Mission in Fairway, which was the capital of Kansas Territory from 1855 to 1856. This mission no longer exists in any religious capacity, but a museum of the mission is preserved on its original grounds.[42]

Media

The Kansas City Star 's new printing plant that opened in June 2006.

Print media

The Kansas City Star is the area's primary newspaper. William Rockhill Nelson and his partner, Samuel Morss, first published the evening paper on September 18, 1880. The Star competed heavily with the morning Times before acquiring it in 1901. The "Times" name was discontinued in March 1990, when the morning paper was renamed the "Star."[43] Weekly newspapers include The Call[44] (African American focused) and several weekly papers, including the Kansas City Business Journal, The Pitch and the bilingual paper "Dos Mundos". The city is served by two major faith-oriented newspapers: The Kansas City Metro Voice, serving the Christian community, and the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, serving the Jewish community. Also, "The Kansas City Call''''[3]" or simply "The Call" paper was established in 1919 and has been in publication weekly since. It is mainly geared toward Kansas City's African American community.

Broadcast media

Landmark KCTV-TV Tower on West 31st on Union Hill
The Kansas City media market (ranked 32nd by Arbitron[45] and 31st by Nielsen[46]) includes 10 television channels, along with 30 FM and 21 AM radio stations. Kansas City broadcasting jobs have been a stepping stone for many nationally recognized television and radio personalities, including Walter Cronkite, Rush Limbaugh, and Mancow Muller.

Film community

Kansas City has also been a locale for Hollywood productions and television programming. Also, between 1931 and 1982, Kansas City was home to the Calvin Company, a large movie production company that specialized in the making of promotional and sales training short films and commercials for large corporations, as well as educational movies for schools and training films for government. Calvin was also an important venue for the Kansas City arts, serving as training ground for many local filmmakers who went on to successful Hollywood careers, and also employing many local actors, most of whom earned their main income in other fields, such as radio and television announcing. Kansas City native Robert Altman got his start directing movies at the Calvin Company, and this experience led him to making his first feature film, The Delinquents, in Kansas City using many local thespians.
The 1983 television movie The Day After was filmed in Kansas City and Lawrence, Kansas. The 1990s film Truman starring Gary Sinise was also filmed in various parts of the city. Other films shot in or around Kansas City include Article 99, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, Kansas City, Paper Moon, In Cold Blood, Ninth Street, and Sometimes They Come Back (in and around nearby Liberty, Missouri). More recently, a scene in the controversial film Bruno was filmed in the historic Hotel Phillips downtown.
Kansas City is also home to a vibrate and active independent film community. The Independent Filmmaker's Coalition of Kansas City is an organization dedicated to expanding and improving independent filmmaking in Kansas City.

Economy

Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank "J" insignia on the dollar bill
Greater Kansas City is headquarters to four Fortune 500 companies (Sprint Nextel Corporation, H&R Block, Embarq Corporation, and YRC Worldwide Inc.) and additional Fortune 1000 corporations (Interstate Bakeries Corporation, Great Plains Energy, Aquila, AMC Theatres, DST Systems, Garmin International, Cerner Corp. and Russell Stover Candies). Three international law firms, Lathrop & Gage, Stinson Morrisson & Hecker, and Shook, Hardy & Bacon are also based in Kansas City. Hallmark Cards's gross revenues certainly would qualify it for both lists, but it cannot be included because it is privately owned by the Hall family. Numerous agriculture companies operate out of the city . Dairy Farmers of America, the largest Dairy Co-op in the United States is located here. Kansas City Board of Trade is the principal trading Exchange for hard red winter wheat — the principal ingredient of bread. .Kansas City is also home the headquarters of the Kansas City Southern Railway, Commerce Bancshares, UMB Financial Corporation, American Century Investments, BNIM, HNTB, Burns and McDonnell Engineering, HOK Sport, Novastar Financial, 360 Architecture, and J.E. Dunn Construction Group.^ Best Of Kansas City > Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink People & Places Shopping & Services Sports & Recreation Readers' Choice Web Extras > .
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H&R Block's new oblong headquarters in downtown Kansas City
The business community is serviced by two major business magazines, the Kansas City Business Journal (published weekly) and Ingram's Magazine (published monthly), as well as numerous other smaller publications, including a local society journal, the Independent (published weekly). Kansas City is literally "on the money." Bills issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City are marked the letter "J" and/or number "10." The single dollar bills have Kansas City's name on them. .The Kansas City Federal Reserve built a new bank building that opened in 2008 and relocated near Union Station.^ More > > Lidia's 101 W. 22nd St., Kansas City The first Midwest outpost of successful New York chef, restaurateur (Filidia, Becco) and TV...
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Missouri is the only state to have two of the 12 Federal Reserve Bank headquarters (St. Louis also has a headquarters). Kansas City's effort to get the bank was helped by former Kansas City mayor James A. Reed who as senator broke a tie to get the Federal Reserve Act passed.[47]
One of the largest drug manufacturing plants in the United States is the Sanofi-Aventis plant located in south Kansas City on the campus developed by Ewing Kauffman's Marion Laboratories.[48] Of late, it has been developing some academic and economic institutions related to animal health sciences, an effort most recently bolstered by the selection of Manhattan, Kansas, at one end of the [49] Kansas City Animal Health Corridor, as the site for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, which is tasked, among other things, to research animal-related diseases.
Ford Motor Company operates a large manufacturing facility just outside of Kansas City in Claycomo at the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant, which currently builds the Ford Escape, Mazda Tribute, Ford F-150, and Mercury Mariner. .The General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant s located in adjacent Kansas City, Kansas.^ From+Bayonne+N%2CJ+map+location+to+hudson+station+generating+plant&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&btnG=Google+Search" .
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Smith Electric Vehicles builds electric vehicles in the former TWA/American Airlines overhaul facility at Kansas City International Airport.
.The Kansas City Plant dedicated by Harry Truman and currently operated by Honeywell produces and assembles 85 percent of the non-nuclear components of the United States nuclear bomb arsenal.^ Allied+Signal+Kansas+City+Honeywell&btnG=Google+Search" .
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.With a Gross Metropolitan Product of $41.68 billion in 2004, Kansas City's (Missouri side only) economy makes up 20.5% of the Gross State Product of Missouri.^ More > > Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar 4115 Mill, Kansas City Westport ups its live entertainment quotient with the addition of Ernie Biggs Rock ’n’...
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^ More > > Pin-Up Bowl 1859 Village W. Pkwy., Kansas City, Kan.
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Demographics

.At the 2005–07 American Community Survey Estimates, the city's population was 64.5% White (57.6% non-Hispanic White alone), 30.6% Black or African American, 1.2% American Indian and Alaska Native, 2.4% Asian, 0.2% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, 3.6% from some other race and 2.4% from two or more races.^ Afghan African Afro-Cuban Albanian American More > > Movies > .
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8.8% of the total population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. [52]
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 4,418
1870 32,260 630.2%
1880 55,785 72.9%
1890 132,716 137.9%
1900 163,752 23.4%
1910 248,381 51.7%
1920 324,410 30.6%
1930 399,746 23.2%
1940 400,178 0.1%
1950 456,622 14.1%
1960 475,539 4.1%
1970 507,087 6.6%
1980 448,159 −11.6%
1990 435,146 −2.9%
2000 441,545 1.5%
Est. 2009 480,129 8.7%
As of February 6, 2009, it was revealed that the US census had underestimated Kansas City's population, and re-released it to be 475,830 [6] with a metro area of over two million.[7]As of November 12, 2009 there were over 480,000 residents.

Law and government

City government

See also: List of mayors of Kansas City
See also: Alcohol laws of Missouri
.Kansas City is home to the largest municipal government in the state of Missouri.^ Vernon+Street%2c+Kansas+City%2c+Missouri&d=y&o=i&h=c&g=0&n=20&hc=0&hs=0" .
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The city has a city manager form of government, however the role of city manager has diminished over the years following excesses during the days of Tom Pendergast. The mayor is the head of the Kansas City City Council, which has 12 members (one member for each district, plus one at large member per district), and the mayor himself is the presiding member. Kansas City holds city elections on odd numbered years (every four years unless there is a special reason). The last major city-wide election was May 2007, meaning the next one will be in May 2011. The city council currently has a female majority for the first time in the city's history.
From the late 19th century to the mid 20th century, Kansas City's municipal government was controlled by often corrupt political machines.[citation needed] Tom Pendergast was the most infamous leader of the party machine. The most nationally prominent Democrat associated with Pendergast's machine was Harry S Truman, who became a Senator, Vice President of the United States and then President of the United States from 1945–1953. Kansas City is the seat of the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, one of two federal district courts in Missouri (the other, the Eastern District, is in St. Louis). It also is the seat of the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals, one of three districts of that court (the Eastern District is in St. Louis and the Southern District is in Springfield).
There are 230,897 registered voters.[53]

National political conventions

.Kansas City has hosted the 1900 Democratic National Convention, the 1928 Republican National Convention, which nominated Herbert Hoover from Iowa for President, and the memorable 1976 Republican National Convention, which nominated Kansas U.S. Senator Bob Dole for Vice President.^ With Boston Marriage , Kansas City Actors Theatre contemplates same-sex marriage, circa 1900 .
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.The urban core of Kansas City consistently votes Democratic in Presidential elections, however on the state and local level Republicans often find some success, especially in the Northland and other parts of Kansas City that are predominantly suburban.^ More > > Lidia's 101 W. 22nd St., Kansas City The first Midwest outpost of successful New York chef, restaurateur (Filidia, Becco) and TV...
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Federal representation

Kansas City is represented by two members of the United States House of Representatives:
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  • Missouri's 5th congressional district – all of Kansas City proper in Jackson County plus Independence and portions of Cass County.^ Montgomery+Independant+School+District%2c+Montgomery+County%2c+Texas&b=20&hc=1&hs=1" .
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    .Currently represented by Emanuel Cleaver (Democrat)
  • Missouri's 6th congressional district – all of Kansas City proper north of the Missouri River and plus suburbs in eastern Jackson County beyond Independence and a vast stretch of suburbs and rural areas extending all the way to the Iowa border and more than 100 miles (160 km).^ Montgomery+Independant+School+District%2c+Montgomery+County%2c+Texas&b=20&hc=1&hs=1" .
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    Currently represented by Sam Graves (Republican)
The United States Postal Service operates post offices in Kansas City. The Kansas City Main Post Office is located at 300 West Pershing Road.[54]

Crime

Some of the earliest violence in Kansas City erupted during the American Civil War. Shortly after the city's incorporation in 1850, the period which has become known as Bleeding Kansas erupted, affecting border ruffians and Jayhawkers, who both lived in the city. During the war, Union troops burned all occupied dwellings in Jackson County south of Brush Creek and east of Blue Creek to Independence in an attempt to halt raids into Kansas. After the war, the Kansas City Times turned outlaw Jesse James into a folk hero in its coverage. .James was born in the Kansas City metro area at Kearney, Missouri, and notoriously robbed the Kansas City Fairgrounds at 12th Street and Campbell Avenue.^ Vernon+Street%2c+Kansas+City%2c+Missouri&d=y&o=i&h=c&g=0&n=20&hc=0&hs=0" .
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In the early 20th century under Democratic political "Boss" Tom Pendergast, Kansas City became the country's "most wide open town", with virtually no enforcement of prohibition.[citation needed] While this would give rise to Kansas City Jazz, it also led to the rise of the Kansas City mob (initially under Johnny Lazia), as well as the arrival of organized crime. The 1930s saw the Kansas City Massacre at Union Station, as well as a shootout between police and outlaws Bonnie and Clyde at the Red Crown Tavern near what is now Kansas City International Airport.[citation needed] In the 1970s, the Kansas City mob was involved in a gangland war over control of the River Quay entertainment district, in which three buildings were bombed and several gangsters were killed. Police investigations into the mob took hold after boss Nick Civella was recorded discussing gambling bets on Super Bowl IV (where the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Minnesota Vikings). The war and investigation would lead to the end of mob control of the Stardust Casino, which was the basis for the film Casino (although the Kansas City connections are minimized in the movie).
As of October 30, 2006, Kansas City ranks 21st on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's annual survey of crime rates for cities with populations over 400,000.[55] Kansas City ranked sixth in the rate of murders in that same study. The entire Kansas City metropolitan area has the fourth worst violent crime rate among cities with more than 100,000, with a rate of 614.7 violent crimes per 100,000 residents.[56] On the other hand, many of the surrounding cities in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area reflect the opposite in crime statistics.
Much of the city's murders and violent crimes occur in the city's inner core. The Kansas City Gangs are reasons why the violent crime rates in the core consistently have driven the city and metropolitan area down on "livability" indices, hindering initiatives in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s to revive downtown Kansas City.[citation needed] In the 2000s, Crime and Homicides spiked up due to organized crime or the gang activity in the inner city. However, attempts at revitalizing the downtown area have been more successful.[57] Other parts of the urban core with higher poverty levels remain places in which crime remains largely unabated. .According to an analysis by The Kansas City Star and the University of Missouri-Kansas City appearing in a December 22, 2007 story, downtown has experienced the largest drop in crime of any neighborhood in the city during the current decade.^ Vernon+Street%2c+Kansas+City%2c+Missouri&d=y&o=i&h=c&g=0&n=20&hc=0&hs=0" .
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In 2009 Zip Code 64130 which straddles Brush Creek east of the Country Club Plaza was reported to account for 20 percent of Kansas Citians in prison for murder or voluntary manslaughter (101 killers).[59]

Infrastructure

First, it was at the confluence of the Missouri River and Kansas River and the launching pointing for travelers on the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California trails. Then with the construction of the Hannibal Bridge across the Missouri River it became the central location for 11 trunk railroads. More rail traffic in terms of tonnage still passes through the city than any other city in the country. TWA located its headquarters in the city and had ambitious plans to turn the city into an air hub for the world.
Missouri and Kansas were the first states to start building interstates with Interstate 70. Interstate 435, which encircles the entire city, is the second longest beltway in the nation. .Today, Kansas City and its metropolitan area has more miles of limited access highway lanes per capita than any other large metro area in the United States, over 27% more than second-place Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, over 50% more than the average American metro area and nearly 75% more than the metropolitan area with the least: Las Vegas.^ Regional%02U.S.+States%02California%02Metropolitan+Areas%02Los+Angeles+Metro%02Travel+and+Transportation%02Accommodation%02Hotels&hc=0&hs=0" .
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The Sierra Club in particular blames the extensive freeway network for excessive sprawl and the decline of central Kansas City.[60] On the other hand, the relatively uncongested freeway network contributes significantly to Kansas City's position as one of America's largest logistics hubs.[61]

Airports

Kansas City International Airport was built to the specifications of TWA to make a world hub for the supersonic transport and Boeing 747. Its passenger friendly design in which its gates were 100 feet (30 m) from the street has, since the September 11, 2001 attacks, required a costly overhaul to retrofit it to incorporate elements of a more conventional security system. Recent proposals have suggested replacing the three terminals with a new single terminal situated south of the existing runways, thus allowing the airport to operate during construction and to shave miles off the travel distance from downtown and the southern suburbs. Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport was the original headquarters of Trans World Airlines and houses the Airline History Museum. It is still used for general aviation and airshows.

Public transportation

Like most American cities, Kansas City's mass transit system was originally rail-based. An electric trolley network ran through the city until 1957. The rapid sprawl in the following years led this privately run system to be shut down. .The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) was formed with the signing of a Bi-State compact created by the Missouri and Kansas legislatures on December 28, 1965. The compact gives the KCATA responsibility for planning, construction, owning and operating passenger transportation systems and facilities within the seven-county Kansas City metropolitan area.^ Regional%02U.S.+States%02California%02Metropolitan+Areas%02Los+Angeles+Metro%02Travel+and+Transportation%02Accommodation%02Hotels&hc=0&hs=0" .
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These include the counties of Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte in Missouri, and Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte in Kansas. Kansas City doesn't have a subway or light rail system. Several proposals to build one have been rejected by voters in the past. Kansas City has a long history with streetcars and trolleys. From 1870–1957 Kansas City's streetcar system was among the top in the country, with over 300 miles (480 km) of track at its peak. Following the decision to scrap the system, many of its former streetcars have been serving other American cities for a long time. In 2007, ideas and plans arose to add normal trolley lines, as well as possibly fast streetcars to the city's Downtown for the first time in decades.
.In July 2005, the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) launched Kansas City's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line called "MAX" (Metro Area Express).^ Regional%02U.S.+States%02California%02Metropolitan+Areas%02Los+Angeles+Metro%02Travel+and+Transportation%02Accommodation%02Hotels&hc=0&hs=0" .
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MAX links the vibrant River Market, Downtown, Union Station, Crown Center and the Country Club Plaza. This corridor boasts over 150,000 jobs, as well as some of the area's most prestigious real estate and treasured cultural amenities.[citation needed] [62] By design, MAX operates and is marketed more like a rail system than a local bus line. A unique identity was created for MAX, including 13 modern diesel buses and easily identifiable "stations". MAX features state-of-the-art technology to deliver customers a high level of reliability (real-time GPS tracking of buses, available at every station), speed (stoplights automatically change in their favor if buses are behind schedule) and comfort.[63]

Education

Colleges and universities

Many universities, colleges, and seminaries are located in the Kansas City metropolitan area, including:

Primary and secondary schools

.Kansas City is served by several school districts, the largest being the Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools.^ Vernon+Street%2c+Kansas+City%2c+Missouri&d=y&o=i&h=c&g=0&n=20&hc=0&hs=0" .
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There are also numerous private schools; Catholic schools in Kansas City are governed by the Diocese of Kansas City.

Libraries and archives

  • Linda Hall Library, internationally recognized independent library of science, engineering and technology, housing over one million volumes.
  • Mid-Continent Public Library, largest public library system in Missouri, and among the largest collections in America.
  • Kansas City Public Library, oldest library system in Kansas City.
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City Libraries, four collections: Leon E. Bloch Law Library and Miller Nichols Library, both on Volker Campus; and Health Sciences Library and Dental Library, both on Hospital Hill in Kansas City.
  • Rockhurst University Greenlease Library.
  • The Black Archives of Mid-America, research center of the African American experience in the central Midwest.
  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), Central Plains Region, one of 18 national records facilities, holding millions of archival records and microfilms for Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska in a new facility adjacent to Union Station, open to the general public in 2008.

Sister cities

Liberty Memorial by night.
As of April 2009, Kansas City has 13 sister cities:[64]

See also

References

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  8. ^ 2008-07-11 "‘City of Fountains’ Indeed". http://www.visitkc.com/this-is-kansas-city/favorites--discoveries/kc-fountains/index.aspx= 2008-07-11. 
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  10. ^ Wilkinson, Ernest L. (1976), Brigham Young University: The First 100 Years, Vol. 1, Provo: BYU Press, p. 7 
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View of Kansas City from the top of Liberty Memorial.
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^ Top selling limos in Kansas City .
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.Kansas City [1] is a large, major midwestern city on the border of Missouri and Kansas.^ Kansas City, MO, Missouri hotels .
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^ Average climate in Kansas City, Missouri .
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.It is the largest city in Missouri with a population around 450,000 (another 150,000 in the Kansas portion) people and more than 2 million in its metropolitan area (2005 estimate).^ Kansas City, MO, Missouri hotels .
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^ We have 12,000 employees in the Kansas city area.
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^ As of 2009, Kansas City's population is 450,375 people.
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.Kansas City is a city that tends to hide itself from tourists.^ Kansas City bills itself as the "Heart of America."
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^ Set in famed Country Club Plaza, the Courtyard Kansas City Country Club Plaza has established itself as a chic, smoke-free Kansas City boutique hotel.
  • Kansas City Missouri MO Hotels, Motels, and Inns 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.sanpedro.com [Source type: General]

.Having reportedly more boulevards than Paris and more fountains than any other city in the world except for Rome, it can be a beautiful city, too.^ It has more fountains and boulevards than any other city in the western hemisphere.
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^ World of Fun and Oceans of Fun has 175 acres of amusement park action for locals to enjoy too, while the Kansas city Zoo has over 900 animals across more than 200 acres of naturally simulated environment.

^ Kansas City has more fountains than any city except Rome; from small to huge, comical to classical, simple to elaborate sculpture, KC's varied fountains may be its greatest cultural attraction.
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.It is also unique, in that it is split down the middle by the state line of Kansas and Missouri.^ The city is adjacent to Kansas City, Missouri, with which it has a high degree of economic interdependence; the cities together are at the core of one of the principal metropolitan regions of the central United States.

^ Historical Moments : 1972/73 : Under the unique arrangement of splitting games between Kansas City and Omaha the newly rechristened Kings were a 1-man team.

^ Introduction to Kansas City, Kansas Kansas City is the third largest city in the state of Kansas and is situated at the junction of the Missouri and Kansas (Kaw) rivers.
  • Kansas City, Kansas Facts, Schools, Colleges, Weather, Zip Code, and More 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.citytowninfo.com [Source type: General]

.The suburbs are largely south of the central city, though the area north of the Missouri River (known locally as the Northland) is beginning to experience growth similar to the south.^ Kansas City (Missouri) , city in western Missouri where the Kansas River (also known as the Kaw) joins the Missouri River.
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^ Profiles Kansas City North of the River, or the Northland as locals call it.
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^ It quickly became a center for livestock, and in the 1860s, the arrival of the Missouri-Pacific Railroad and the Hannibal Bridge (across the Missouri River) further sped the city's growth.
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.Numbering of east/west streets begins at the Missouri River with the east/west division occurring at Main Street.^ Numbering of east/west streets begins at the Missouri River with the east/west division occurring at Main Street.
  • Kansas City Travel Videos - Kansas City Videos - Kansas City Tourism Videos - Insider Perks 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.insiderperks.com [Source type: News]

^ The suburbs are largely south of the central city, though the area north of the Missouri River (known locally as the Northland) is beginning to experience growth similar to the south.
  • Kansas City Travel Videos - Kansas City Videos - Kansas City Tourism Videos - Insider Perks 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.insiderperks.com [Source type: News]

^ The saloon, which he named Climax, was located on St. Louis Avenue in an area of Kansas City called the West Bottoms, not far from the banks of the Missouri River.
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Westport is around 40th St., the Plaza at 47th St., Brookside at 55th, and Waldo beginning around Gregory (71st St.).

Climate

Due to the lack of any large body of water nearby, KC experiences a continental climate with large swings and extremes of temperature. .Winters vary from mild to very cold, with significant snow at times, and temperatures occasionally dipping to single digits and below 0°F (-18°C).^ Fall temperatures are mild, with highs in the 50s and 60s, followed by cooler winter temperatures in the 30s and 40s.
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^ He uses traditional printmaking techniques such as lithography and intaglio, as well as various digital technologies, often combining several techniques in a single print.

^ Lions in winter: Cold and snow and ice at the Kansas City Zoo .
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.Snow accumulation occurs 3-5 times per year, on average, sometimes exceeding a foot.^ There are numerous ways a crash can occur; sometimes it is the fault of the motorists, other times it may be the fault of the motorcyclist.

^ The district spends more than $12,300 per student each year-- nearly three times the state average.
  • Money And School Performance: Lessons from the Kansas City Desegregation Experiment 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.cato.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Public school revenue and expenditures vary by school district but Kansas City public schools spend an average of $7,409 per student each year.
  • Kansas City schools – Missouri (MO) school district, public and private school reports 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.schoolsk-12.com [Source type: News]

.KC enjoys very pleasant spring and autumn weather, but suffers hot, humid summers.^ Generally the most pleasant weather occurs in the spring and fall.
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^ Free Hot Weather Activities Kansas City Free Indoor Kids Summer Activites.
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.It is not uncommon for the temperature to stay above 90°F (32°C) for weeks at a time, during July and August.^ The average high temperature in January is 2°C (35°F) and the average low -9°C (17°F); average high in July is 32°C (89°F) and the average low 20°C (68°F).
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.Because of the heat, almost all buildings in KC are equipped with air conditioning.^ Many schools had extensive landscaping and athletic facilities, as well as expensive high-tech heating and air conditioning systems.
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^ These fun and free summer things to do are not only fabulous, but they all involved air conditioning.
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.While KC has relatively high humidity, the most common weather is clear with almost completely blue skies.^ The sky was clear and beautiful and the weather perfect.

^ As an Air Force pharmacist, you will work in state-of-the-art medical facilities around the world, complete with the most high-tech equipment.
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^ Air Force nurses work in state-of-the-art medical facilities or aeromedical evacuation units around the world, complete with the most high-tech equipment.
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.The majority of the rain falls in April, May, and June, but even in these wettest months, rain is light, compared to other cities in the region.^ January 2010 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 .

^ January 2009 December 2009 November 2009 October 2009 September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2008 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May Explore Kansas City with Being Savvy .
  • Being Savvy: Your guide to activities and fun things to do with your preschoolers and kids in Kansas City, KS 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC kansascity.savvysource.com [Source type: General]

^ Comparing Kansas City to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State): .
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Downtown

.Downtown Kansas City is generally defined as the areas including the River Market, the central business district (the "Loop"), the Crossroads Arts District, Crown Center and Union Station.^ Interstate highways encircle the central business district, known as the downtown loop.
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^ The Kansas City business district is on the uplands, as are the residential areas.
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^ Farmer's Markets around Kansas City.
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After years of neglect and decay in the 1980s and 1990s, downtown is making a comeback. .Many once-abandoned buildings in downtown have been (or are being) rebuilt into high-dollar condominiums and loft apartments.^ Once upon a time there was this company with over 10,000 employees in KC. It built a beautiful 33 story building right downtown.
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^ By 1980, the once thriving entertainment district had turned into a virtual ghost town and was described as an area of vacant, bombed out and burned out buildings.
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^ Ironically, the apartment building was being used by the FBI to safe keep Agent Joe Lackey, one of the wounded survivors of the Union Station shooting.
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The demand for residences downtown is quite high. .In October of 2007, the Sprint Center sports arena was completed, bringing a modern sports and entertainment venue to the downtown core.^ A brand new entertainment district and performing arts center are also in the making, and a new arena -- Sprint Center -- is scheduled to open in 2008.
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^ Great city center location close to downtown attractions/businesses including, Sprint Center Arena, Power and Light District, Crown Center, Westport, Country Club Plaza and Worlds of Fun.
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^ Elton John and Billy Joel will bring their Face 2 Face tour to Kansas City's Sprint Center in the Power and Light District on December 1st, 2009.

.The Power and Light District, was constructed and opened in 2008. The P and L District comprises 5 high rise residential and office towers, with many clubs, bars, restaurants, and shops on the lower floors.^ As we are excited about the Downtown Kansas City renovation and the upcoming opening of the Power and Light District, the 12th Street beautification process has begun.
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^ Country Club Plaza 310 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO 64112 816-561-3456 The Country Club Plaza features a number of upscale shops, restaurants and beautiful fountains in a 14-square block entertainment district.
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^ Westport is packed with restaurants and bars that are open as late as 3AM. Country Club Plaza is another popular area for dining and shopping.
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.A new performing arts center south of the convention center area is in the works.^ PM) - The 2009-10 Broadway Series continues in South Bend when the award-winning Beatles concert, RAIN - A Tribute To The Beatles, makes its debut at the Morris Performing Arts Center March 12-13.
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^ A brand new entertainment district and performing arts center are also in the making, and a new arena -- Sprint Center -- is scheduled to open in 2008.
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^ Webb’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Library of Australia, Canberra; and the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.

.The "Downtown Council" [2] operates security and cleaning/maintenance crews, who keep downtown's streets clean and serve as a security presence.^ Living on Kansas City’s North Side, Binaggio became acquainted with Johnny Lazia who found work for him in one of his downtown gambling operations.
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.Downtown is one of the safest areas of the city, both day and night.^ Just one mile from the terminals, our location is ideal for the corporate traveler making contacts in the airport area or throughout the Kansas City northland, and we're only 15 miles from downtown.
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^ The university has three campuses around the Kansas City, MO, area, including ones in Volker, Hospital Hill and Northland.
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^ The Huddle: Top Stories & Community Feed The Kansas City Chiefs have cut RB Larry Johnson, one day after his suspension ended.
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.Traveling north to south, the River Market is the first neighborhood one encounters, south of the banks of the Missouri River.^ It is one of the nation’s leading centers for rail transportation, while its port is tied by the Missouri River to the inland water system stretching from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico.
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^ Its tall buildings cast reflections on the nearby Missouri River and draw travelers to this central location.
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^ The Hampton Inn Kansas City-Airport is located north of downtown Kansas City one mile south of KC International Airport.
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.A burgeoning urban neighborhood, it houses many shops, restaurants, bars, and a very active farmers' market that convenes every Saturday, even in winter.^ The guests can indulge in a little retail therapy, or share a memorable evening with loved ones at the dozens of restaurants and bars on the plaza.
  • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Westport is packed with restaurants and bars that are open as late as 3AM. Country Club Plaza is another popular area for dining and shopping.
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^ It houses the Science City museum, a giant-screen movie theater, a stage for live performances, restaurants, shops, traveling exhibits and much more.
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.The expressways form a loop around the central business district (CBD).^ Interstate highways encircle the central business district, known as the downtown loop.
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^ The garment industry expanded in the industrial area north of the central business district until it ranked second only to that of New York City.
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^ An extensive area of black and mixed race neighborhoods borders the central business district of Kansas City, Kansas.
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.Crossing the north segment of the loop takes you from the River Market to the CBD. This is where Kansas City's famed skyline reaches its greatest heights, further accentuated by its position on top of a sizable hill.^ What do you think when you think of Kansas City?
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^ North Kansas City 74 .
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^ NORTH KANSAS CITY 74 .
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The CBD has the principal concentration of white-collar employment in the metro area. .The world headquarters for H&R Block is located here, within the P and L District.^ Hotel is also located within minutes of Worlds of Fun, Country Club, and Union Station A ...
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^ Hotel is also located within minutes of Worlds of Fun, Country Club, and Union Station Airport - This hotel is located near the airport.
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^ It is the headquarters of the Tenth District of the Federal Reserve System, as well as such national companies as H&R Block.
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.From here, crossing the south segment of the loop will bring a visitor into the Crossroads Arts District, which is a regional center for art, culture, and nightlife.^ Downtown Kansas City is generally defined as the areas including the River Market, the central business district (the "Loop"), the Crossroads Arts District, Crown Center and Union Station.
  • Kansas City Travel Videos - Kansas City Videos - Kansas City Tourism Videos - Insider Perks 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.insiderperks.com [Source type: News]

^ The River Quay went from a creaky relic of the 19 th Century to a hip and happening center for culture and nightlife when it was redeveloped in the early 1970s.
  • AmericanMafia.com 26 Mafia Cities - Kansas City, MO> 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.americanmafia.com [Source type: General]

^ Elton John and Billy Joel will bring their Face 2 Face tour to Kansas City's Sprint Center in the Power and Light District on December 1st, 2009.

.When crossing Pershing, Union Station and Crown Center are seen, which houses shops, restaurants, and offices, including the world headquarters of Hallmark.^ The recent renovation of Union Station and the River Market, along with the addition of Science City and the ongoing popularity of Crown Center, has energized the area.
  • Travel Guide - Kansas City - Southwest Airlines 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC travel.southwest.com [Source type: General]

^ Downtown Kansas City is generally defined as the areas including the River Market, the central business district (the "Loop"), the Crossroads Arts District, Crown Center and Union Station.
  • Kansas City Travel Videos - Kansas City Videos - Kansas City Tourism Videos - Insider Perks 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.insiderperks.com [Source type: News]

^ Several major companies have their headquarters in Kansas City, including H&R Block, Russell Stover Candies, Hallmark Cards, and Marion Laboratories (now Hoechst-Marion-Rousell).
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.The nearby Liberty Memorial [3] is the world's first World War I memorial and has spectacular views from the top.^ In 2006 the National World War I Museum opened beneath the Liberty Memorial Monument, just south of Union Station.
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.Just south of Crown Center is Union Hill, another revitalized area offering some of the best skyline views in the city.^ The city's largest airport, Kansas City International, is situated in this area, while rolling hills and farmland are just minutes away.
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^ The recent renovation of Union Station and the River Market, along with the addition of Science City and the ongoing popularity of Crown Center, has energized the area.
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^ Waiting at a yellow light in Downtown Kansas City I took this shot, added some photo effects and did my best to avoid potholes.

South of Downtown

A visitor enters Midtown when they cross 31st Street. .A largely residential area, it is the largest single named neighborhood in the city, and actually includes a number of smaller neighborhoods, like Hyde Park, Squire Park, Sheraton Estates, Ivanhoe, Coleman Highlands, Roanoke, Volker, Westport, Southmoreland, Valentine, North Plaza, and many others.^ Include name, phone number, city and state for verification.
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^ The city's largest airport, Kansas City International, is situated in this area, while rolling hills and farmland are just minutes away.
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^ If your trip to Kansas City includes catching a Kansas City Chiefs game or a Kansas City Royals game, trying your luck at Kansas City Riverboat Casinos, visiting the Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City's Crown Center, the Country Club Plaza, Worlds of Fun or many other Kansas City Attractions , we'll provide you with the information you need to plan your trip.
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.Just south of Midtown is the Country Club Plaza, known locally as "the Plaza", an outdoor shopping center, modeled after Seville, Spain.^ Further south is Country Club Plaza, one of the nation’s oldest shopping centers and modeled after the architecture of Seville, Spain.
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^ The hotel overlooks the Country Club Plaza, the sophisticated center of .
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^ Between April and December, there are constant outdoor festivals featuring legendary barbecue and great music in the Triangle: between River Market and Country Club Plaza, at 18th and Vine.
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.Farther south is the Waldo/Brookside area marked by more bars and a wonderful pre-war neighborhood.^ This area, more commonly known as "Waldo" is a lower class area that is deteriorating fast.

^ If you live, work, or are thinking about moving to the Brookside area, this has everything from where to buy your groceries to locating neighborhood banks and schools.
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^ This area is usually defined as Brookside and it is filled with great little shops, restaurants and neighborhood bars.

.Further south, the city gives way to suburban development, which continues for about 10-15 miles, before giving way to rural farmland and pastures.^ In a quiet suburban setting near Overland Park, Courtyard Kansas City South is close to major corporations, local attractions and organizations.
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^ In 1835 businessman John C. McCoy developed Westport as a provisioning point on the Santa Fe Trail, locating it where the trail crossed the Big Blue River about 6 km (about 4 mi) south of the present-day city center.
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^ Still, because Clark lived and worked in Springfield, 175 miles south of Kansas City, there was only so much he could do in person.
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Get in

By plane

.Kansas City International Airport (IATA: MCI) [4], serves the Kansas City area and is located in the Northland.^ Super 8 Kansas City/kci Airport .
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^ Hotel is conveniently located 1/2 mile from the Kansas City International Airport with complimentary shuttle.
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^ Kansas City’s principal asset is its location.
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.The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority [5] offers hourly service to and from the airport on the #129 bus, called the I-29 Express [6], M-F 5AM-7PM. $1.25. KCI Shuttle [7] offers a shuttle service between the airport and downtown hotels.^ Kansas City, MO, Missouri hotels .
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^ Kansas City Hotels & Travel Kansas City hotels, landmarks, tourism, transportation.
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^ Super 8 Kansas City/kci Airport .
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.Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (IATA: MKC) [8], serves smaller planes.^ GVW - Richards Gebaur Memorial Airport limo service MCI - Kansas City Airport limo service FLV - Sherman Aaf Airport limo service MKC-FBO - Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Executive Terminal/FBO Airport limo service MCI-FBO - Kansas City Private Charter Terminal Airport limo service   Kansas City Limos - Top Sellers .
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^ Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport (MKC) Kansas City International Airport (MCI) Art Galleries & Dealers .
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By train

.Amtrak serves Kansas City via the recently renovated and cavernous Union Station, located at Main and Pershing.^ Kansas City’s principal asset is its location.
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^ Current location: Kansas City, MO .
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^ Current location: Kansas City, KS .
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.Kansas City serves as a major stop on the daily Southwest Chief [9], line which provides service between Chicago and Los Angeles.^ Kansas City Chiefs 6XL Merchandise .
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^ Kansas City Chiefs 2XL Merchandise .
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Barring delays, eastbound trains depart at 7:26AM and westbound trains depart at 10:55PM. Kansas City is also the southern terminus of Amtrak's Missouri Routes [10], which heads east to St. Louis before turning north to Chicago.

By car

.Interstate 435 forms a ring around the city.^ In a quiet suburban setting just off Interstate 435 at Holmes Road, the Courtyard by Marriott South Kansas City is close to maj...
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Notably I-70 goes east to St. Louis and west to Denver. I-35 is a major corridor running northeast and southwest. .US Highway 71 runs north and south and forms a midtown expressway, running from the I-435/I-470 interchange, in a northwesterly course toward downtown, where it joins I-29.^ Just off I-435 and US-71 highway, the Zoo is easily accessible from any part of the metropolitan area.
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^ The Hampton Inn Kansas City-Airport is located north of downtown Kansas City one mile south of KC International Airport.
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^ For a good example of this movement, take a look at how far south they have built up on Metcalf - wealthy people are running SOUTH. Back to this neighborhood...The best thing about this neighborhood is 435 highway.

.North of the River, US 71 follows the same route as I-29. For more information about navigation in the metro area see the Kansas City Metropolitan Area Wikipedia Article [11].^ For more information about the solar system: .
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^ Get more information on Comfort Suites Kansas City .
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^ She has exhibited her work in galleries across the Kansas City metro area.

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  • Greyhound, [12].
  • Kansas City is also serviced by other commercial coach service companies, which arrive and depart from the depot at 10th and Troost.
  • Megabus, +1 877 462-6342, [13].^ Kansas City, MO other cities other contributors .
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    ^ Kansas City - 0.00 Riverside - 5.28 Mission - 6.93 Prairie Village - 8.41 Independence - 9.01 Overland Park - 9.45 Edwardsville - 12.49 Lenexa - 12.98 Liberty - 13.19 Leawood - 13.26 .
    • Kansas City Real Estate - Kansas City Foreclosures Agents MLS Homes for Sale 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.nationalrelocation.com [Source type: News]

    ^ CityfeetLocal offers Kansas City commercial real estate products and services catering to the national and local needs of the commercial real estate industry.
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    Low-cost bus service to Kansas City from Chicago and St. Louis, fares start at $1. Buses arrive and depart from the east side of Grand Boulevard between 2nd and 3rd Streets, next to the 3rd & Grand MetroCenter.

Get around

First, purchase a good book style map. The national map companies produce book style maps that can be purchased at many grocery and book stores. .Local real estate agents and delivery drivers use a book map produced by a local company in the crossroads district but it is hard to find.^ Other local real estate .
  • Kansas City Real Estate & Kansas City Homes For Sale — Trulia.com 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.trulia.com [Source type: General]

^ Site Map Use of the Southwest websites and our Company Information constitutes acceptance of our Terms and Conditions .
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^ CityfeetLocal offers Kansas City commercial real estate products and services catering to the national and local needs of the commercial real estate industry.
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The one inside the Feist directory is good and can often be obtained locally for free but the directory itself may be too bulky to carry.
.Businesses that deliver (e.g., pizza) usually know the city well and have large maps on their walls.^ If you have ever visited a real large city, you would know that most every major metropolitan area has some sort of Light Rail.

^ Large City Map Info for Kansas City Government Officials .
  • Kansas City, Missouri Facts, Schools, Colleges, Weather, Zip Code, and More 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.citytowninfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sci-Tech Video Business Health Site Map Recently Visited Kansas City, KS Politics Sports Entertainment Offbeat Sci-Tech Video Business Health Site Map Recently Visited Kansas City, KS Your town.
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.For more information about navigation in the metro area see the [:WikiPedia:Kansas City Metropolitan Area].^ For more information about the solar system: .
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^ Get more information on Comfort Suites Kansas City .
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^ She has exhibited her work in galleries across the Kansas City metro area.

Street numbers

Addresses on east-west streets are numbered from Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri, and on north-south streets from St. John Avenue (or the Missouri River, in the River Market area). .The direction 'South' in street and address numbers is generally implied if 'N' is not specified, except for numbered 'avenues' in North Kansas City.^ North Kansas City 74 .
  • Missouri School District Directory: North Kansas City 74 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC dese.mo.gov [Source type: News]

^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

^ Harley-Davidson Final Assembly Plant 11401 North Congress Avenue Kansas City, MO 64153 888-875-2883 Free tours for those 12 years old and older.
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.In most of Wyandotte County, Kansas the north-south streets are numbered and the address numbers are measured from Riverview Avenue.^ Kansas City, Kansas is located in Wyandotte County .
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^ The most recent example, Sharp said, is the Kansas City Wizards’ decision to abandon plans for a stadium at the former Bannister Mall site in favor of Wyandotte County, Kan.
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^ Fairfield Inn And Suites Kansas City North-Worlds Of Fun 4231 North Corrington Avenue Kansas City, MO 64117 Nightly Rates (99.99 - 99.99)   2 Star .
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  • The KCTV pyramid shaped tower can be seen from many parts of the city and is well lit at night.^ Many people still live outside the city and still have to get home at the end of the night.

    It is next to KCPT studios at the corner of 31st and Main. .It is orange.
  • West and North of that is the Liberty Memorial cylinder shaped tower, which overlooks Union Station
  • The twin red brick towers of American Century Investments are oriented north and south along Main at 45th street.^ Best Places to Work 2007 Kansas City based American Century Investments made Fortune Magazine's 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2007.
    • About.com Kansas City, MO: Most Popular Articles 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC kansascity.about.com [Source type: General]

    ^ South of 85th - North of 103rd - West of Holmes - East of State Line .

    ^ Residence Inn By Marriott Kansas City/Union Hill 2975 Main Street Kansas City, MO 64108 Nightly Rates (139.00 - 179.00)   2 Star .
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    .They are just north of the Country Club Plaza.^ Westport is packed with restaurants and bars that are open as late as 3AM. Country Club Plaza is another popular area for dining and shopping.
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    ^ Plaza Art Fair 816-753-0100 Outdoor gallery on the streets of the Country Club Plaza!
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    ^ We were all together at Houstons on the Country Club Plaza.
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    The Kemper Museum is slightly east. .The Nelson Atkins Museum is east and slightly south.
  • Kansas City Community Christian Church at 4601 Main, has a group of lights that shoot a beam straight up at night.^ Em Chamas Em Chamas Brazillian Grill (which translated means 'In Flames') is Kansas City's first churrascaria and brings over 14 cuts of meat straight from the grill to your table.
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    ^ In follow-up to Monday’s announcement and invitation, Zed Smith, the Managing Partner of the Power & Light District and Kansas City Live!, and Kevin Battle, its Chief Operating Officer, are pleased to announce that the following diverse group of leading Kansas City community groups and organizations have agreed to have representatives join the Dress Code Oversight Board for Kansas City Live!: .
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    ^ Waiting at a yellow light in Downtown Kansas City I took this shot, added some photo effects and did my best to avoid potholes.

    Frank Lloyd Wright designed the church. It is slightly south of and across the street from the American Century Investment Towers. .The Nelson Atkins is to the east and the Kemper Museum is to the north and slightly east.
  • Bartle Hall has a section that looks somewhat like a north-south suspension bridge crossing over I-670 at the southwest corner of the downtown loop.^ In downtown Kansas City there are skyscrapers and even a new convention center (it looks like a cross between a Mississippi River steamboat and the Brooklyn Bridge), but overall, expectations are modest and so are ambitions.
    • Money And School Performance: Lessons from the Kansas City Desegregation Experiment 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.cato.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ South of 85th - North of 103rd - West of Holmes - East of State Line .

    ^ Paugh also serves as the Lighting Design Specialist at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri where he resides.

    .It has four towers with metal sculptures on top of each tower.
  • One Kansas City Place is the tallest building in Kansas City (as well as Missouri).^ Kansas City really is a nice place to...
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    ^ Map of hotels in Kansas City Missouri.
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    ^ Friesz’ studio is located at the Hobbs Building in Kansas City, Missouri.

    .The building walls are entirely black glass and the top has a red/white/blue light ring that can be seen at night.^ Not a trace, no black and white car or brightly dressed lights graced the streets around me.

    ^ Beige   Black   Blue   Brown   Clear   Gold   Grey   Multi   Pink   Red   Silver   White   Yellow .
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    Located on 12th and Main in downtown, the office skyscraper serves many corporations, and will become the new home of Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L), the metro area's power source, in 2009.
  • Brookside refers to the Brookside residential neighborhood as well as the collection of shops between 63d and Meyer off Brookside Blvd.
  • Waldo refers to the Waldo Residential District in Kansas City, Missouri near 75th St. and Wornall Rd.
  • The Country Club Plaza (called "the Plaza" by locals) is an upscale shopping district built by the J.C. Nichols Co. in the 1920s.
  • 39th St. usually refers to the small section of West 39th St. between State Line Road and Southwest Trafficway. Often referred to as the "39th St. Corridor, " it has many restaurants, bars and shops, and is just across the state line from the University of Kansas Medical Center.
  • University of Kansas Hospital (KUMED) is the corporate name of the hospital on the KU Medical Center campus.
  • Benton Curve, a site of many accidents, is a curve on Interstate 70 where it crosses Benton Ave.
  • Three Trails Crossing is the new name for the former Grandview Triangle and is the intersection of three major highways: I-435, I-470, and US Highway 71 (Bruce R. Watkins Drive). Notorious for fatal accidents, as of February 2005, improvements and upgrades on the Triangle have mostly been completed.
  • Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd., named for former mayor and current Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, comprises recently renamed portions of 47th St. and Brush Creek Blvd.
  • 18th and Vine Historic District contains the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the American Jazz Museum.
  • The Library District is a recently defined district around the new Central Library at 14 West 10th Street
  • Strawberry Hill is a historical area in Kansas City, Kansas.
  • Hospital Hill is the area near 23rd and Holmes. It is home to Truman Medical Centers and Children's Mercy.
  • Argentine is a part of Kansas City, Kansas near 30th and Argentine.
  • The Crossroads Arts District is a Downtown neighborhood between the Central Business District and Union Station, centered around the intersection of 19th St. and Baltimore. .It contains dozens of art galleries and is considered by many to be the center of the arts culture in the metropolitan area.^ Her work has been shown recently at the Des Moines Art Center and the Hampshire College Art Gallery in Amherst, MA. .

    ^ Mühsam’s paintings have shown in Kansas City at the Arts Incubator Gallery (2004) and the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center (2001).

    ^ Recent exhibitions include a show at the R.G. Endres Gallery in Prairie Village, Kansas; and Art at the Center in Overland Park, Kansas.

    Local artists sponsor exhibits there on the first Friday of each month.
  • Quality Hill is an upscale residential and commercial neighborhood on top of a hill in downtown Kansas City, across the river from the Kansas City Downtown Airport|Charles B. Wheeler Airport.
  • Washington-Wheatley is an historically African American/black neighborhood southeast of the 18th and Vine District.

Bus service

.The Metro[14] bus is feasible within the urban core, where most of the tourist destinations are located.^ Briarcliff Village Briarcliff Village, located in the Northland is quickly becoming THE upscale shopping destination in the metro and it hasn't even opened yet.
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.The MAX (Metro Area eXpress) and #57 buses connect downtown, Crown Center, Westport, the Plaza, Brookside, and Waldo.^ Serves Crown Center/Midtown area.
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^ The recent renovation of Union Station and the River Market, along with the addition of Science City and the ongoing popularity of Crown Center, has energized the area.
  • Travel Guide - Kansas City - Southwest Airlines 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC travel.southwest.com [Source type: General]

^ Westport is packed with restaurants and bars that are open as late as 3AM. Country Club Plaza is another popular area for dining and shopping.
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.There are other lines that can drop you fairly close to your door in KCMO as well as limited stops in outlying suburbs such as Kansas City, KS, Independence, Blue Springs, Lee's Summit, the Northland, etc.^ What do you think when you think of Kansas City?
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^ Armstrong Kansas City, KS 66101 .
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^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

There is pretty good service to the casinos.
Standard fare is $1.50/trip with transfers available from the bus driver that expire two hours after issue. .Some lengthy and express routes may cost more.^ The final steps to reduce cost may be a bit hard for some to swallow, but hear me out before you decide.

^ These may be some of the more subtle changes.

You may purchase a One Day Pass on the bus. The Day Pass is good for local service only. It is issued at the farebox and expires at midnight. Upon boarding, request a Day Pass before depositing the $3 exact change into the farebox.
Most major routes use buses that are equipped with bike racks.
The JO
.If you are needing bus service in Johnson County, KS (Overland Park, Mission, Fairway, Leawood, Olathe, Lenexa, Westwood, Merriam, Shawnee) you can access "The JO" [15] bus service.^ Olathe (66061, 66082)-Overland Park (66210, 66213, 66221 ) Overland Park-Fairway-Merriam-Mission-Prairie Village/Mission Hills-Roeland Park-Westwood/Westwood Hills/Mission Woods Shawnee-Lenexa-Merriam .

^ (Blue Valley includes Leawood, south OP and parts of unincorporated JoCo while Shawnee Mission covers Prairie Village and the northeast corner of the county.

^ Olathe (66061, 66082)-Overland Park (66210, 66213, 66221) Overland Park-Fairway-Merriam-Mission-Prairie Village/Mission Hills-Roeland Park-Westwood/Westwood Hills/Mission Woods .

.It also has lines that run from downtown KCMO to Johnson County and vice versa.^ The border between Kansas City, Missouri, and Johnson County, Kansas, runs right down the middle of the metropolitan area.
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^ Like downtown, Johnson County is a hub for business, with several new office complexes, which have bolstered the area's economy.
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The stops are limited and far apart.
Service on "The JO" is limited mostly to morning rush hour, mid-day, and evening rush hour. .Fares are $1.25 for trips that begin and end in Johnson County, $1.75 for trips that go start or end in Downtown KCMO. Transfers are available.^ Johnson County officials want to siphon $750 million from taxpayers over the next 25 years, ostensibly for public safety needs.
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^ Isn't that handy :) Let's start by defining Central Kansas City : We're not going to discuss downtown Kansas City or any suburbs of Kansas City in this article - we'll do those in another blog.

^ Like downtown, Johnson County is a hub for business, with several new office complexes, which have bolstered the area's economy.
  • Travel Guide - Kansas City - Southwest Airlines 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC travel.southwest.com [Source type: General]

Most buses are equipped with bike racks.

See

Downtown

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  • Central Business District - Downtown Kansas City houses many beautiful art deco buildings as well as examples of mid-century design and modern glass towers.
  • Power and Light District - New development showcasing restaurants and rowdy bars/clubs.^ Kansas City news from the KC news blog.

    ^ Conveniently situated in the heart of downtown Kansas City's Power & Light Entertainment District adjacent to the Bartl...
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    ^ Kansas City Chiefs updates, power and light district, National news, Kansas City restaurant reviews and more.

    .Also see the historic Main Street Theater (now a 6-plex) which is now the Flagship theater for AMC who has their HQ in Kansas City.^ Main Street, Suite 1000 Kansas City, MO 64112 .
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    ^ Main Street, Suite 2800 Kansas City, MO 64105 .
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    ^ Main Street, 9th Floor Kansas City, MO 64108 .
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    .The theater is said to be one of the most advanced theaters in the country complete with vibrating seats.
  • City Market - A neighborhood of lofts centered around a large farmer's market.^ Today, Kansas City has a population of around 450,000, with a strong economy and one of the most affordable housing markets in the country.
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    ^ The recent renovation of Union Station and the River Market, along with the addition of Science City and the ongoing popularity of Crown Center, has energized the area.
    • Travel Guide - Kansas City - Southwest Airlines 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC travel.southwest.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Complete directory of unique, artistic and locally owned florists and flower shops in and around the Kansas City Metro.
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    Best to visit on a weekend morning

18th and Vine Historic District

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  • American Jazz Museum, 1616 E 18th St, [16].^ In the 18th & Vine historic district, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the American Jazz Museum are housed in a new, 50,000-square-foot building.
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    ^ Sightseers wishing to step back in time can do so at the 18th & Vine District, the American Jazz Museum, the Black Archives of Mid-America or the Toy & Miniature Museum.
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    T-Sa 9am–6pm, Su noon–6pm. .Adult $6.
  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, 1616 E 18th St, [17].^ In the 18th & Vine historic district, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the American Jazz Museum are housed in a new, 50,000-square-foot building.
    • Kansas City, Missouri Facts, Schools, Colleges, Weather, Zip Code, and More 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.citytowninfo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The American Jazz Museum pays tribute to America's top jazz musicians through interactive exhibits, and The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum recreates the look, feel and sounds of African American Baseball between the late 1800s and the 1960s.
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    ^ Without question, The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is going broke and offers a horrible reminder that Kansas City's redevelopment schemes have failed to support themselves year after year.

    T-Sa 9am–6pm, Su noon–6pm. Adult $6.
Combination adult ticket for both museums $8, (save $4).

Union Station area

.
  • Union Station, 30 West Pershing Rd, [18].^ Union Station--Suite 350, 30 W Pershing Rd Kansas City, MO 64108 .
    • Kansas City Metro Area Attorney Profiles - Kansas-City Metro Area Lawyers - Cornell LII Lawyer Directory 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC lawyers.law.cornell.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Has a visitor center, theatres, restaurants, shops, the Amtrak station and the following attractions.^ The area is packed with shopping centers, strip malls and restaurants, including Jazz, Chappell's Restaurant & Sports Museum, Smokehouse Barbecue North and Stroud's Restaurant.
    • Travel Guide - Kansas City - Southwest Airlines 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC travel.southwest.com [Source type: General]

    Also, the Nation's second largest train station with ceiling over 100 feet tall!
    • Science City [19], Gottleib Planetarium [20] and KC Rail Experience [21]. Ticket to all 3 is $8.95.
  • National World War I Museum and Liberty Memorial, 100 W. 26th St, [22]. Tu–Su 10am–5pm (4:15pm for the tower). Museum opened Dec 2006. The memorial is the world's first for World War I. Take an elevator to the observation deck at the top of the 200ft obelisk for spectacular views. Adult $8 museum, $4 tower elevator, $10 both.
  • Crown Center - Home of Hallmark Cards and the Hallmark Visitors Center and Museum.

Near the Plaza

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  • The Country Club Plaza - The nation's first shopping center, designed for the automobile.^ Westport is packed with restaurants and bars that are open as late as 3AM. Country Club Plaza is another popular area for dining and shopping.
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    ^ Hampton Inn & Suites Kansas City Country Club Plaza 4600 Summitt Kansas City, MO 64112 Nightly Rates: ( 179.00 - 179.00 ) The Hampton Inn - Suites Kansas City-Country Club Plaza hotel is in the heart of Kansas City Missouri*s world famous **Plaza** the shopping dining and entertain...
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    ^ Includes hotel listings in or around the Country Club Plaza.
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    It offers high-end shops and restaurants in a quaint European atmosphere. .The architecture is modeled after Seville Spain and includes a replica of the Giralda Tower.
  • Visitor Center, 4709 Central, Phone: (800) 767-7700. M-Sa 10am–6pm, Su noon-5pm.
  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 4525 Oak St, [23].^ Paugh also serves as the Lighting Design Specialist at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri where he resides.

    ^ Includes address, phone number and links to websites of metro fitness centers.
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    ^ This year’s artwork was selected by Shannon Fitzgerald, Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in Missouri.

    .Also has the Kansas City Sculpture Park.^ Strut with your mutt and let them enjoy the great outdoors leash-free in Kansas City at one of these leash-free dog parks.
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    ^ Description : This hotel is located just four miles south of Kansas City International Airport in the Executive Hills North Business Park.
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    ^ Park Kansas City, MO 64109-2532 .
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    Tu–Th 10am–4pm, F 10am–9pm, Sa 10am–5pm, Su noon–5pm. Free. .A world class art collection housed in a beautiful 1930s building and a new, critically acclaimed modern wing by Steven Holl.
  • Toy and Miniature Museum Just off the UMKC campus 3 minute drive from the plaza
  • Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, 4420 Warwick Blvd, [24].^ In the 18th & Vine historic district, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the American Jazz Museum are housed in a new, 50,000-square-foot building.
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    ^ Webb’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Library of Australia, Canberra; and the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh.

    ^ This year’s artwork was selected by Shannon Fitzgerald, Curator at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in Missouri.

    Tu–Th 10am–4pm, F–Sa 10am–9pm, Su 11am–5pm. Free.
  • Community Christian Church, 4601 Main St, [25]. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and visible from the Plaza.

Other

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  • First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District, (gallery crawl between Downtown and Crown Center), [26].^ Free Friday Night Flicks Free Friday Night Flicks are back at Crown Center for a fourth season this summer.
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    ^ Her work has been shown recently at the Des Moines Art Center and the Hampshire College Art Gallery in Amherst, MA. .

    ^ Mühsam’s paintings have shown in Kansas City at the Arts Incubator Gallery (2004) and the Leedy-Voulkos Art Center (2001).

    .7PM-9PM on the first Friday of each month.^ First Fridays Kansas City Kansas City's First Friday-quickly becoming the thing to do in the Crossroad's District on the First Friday of every month.
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    ^ Here are all the openings, events and great things to do for First Friday this month.
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    .This area has been called the SoHo of the Midwest by the New York Times.^ Steve Jobs also demoed the iPad by showing his ease of navigation through today's New York Times.

    ^ Privacy Policy Our Story Write for About ©2010 About.com, a part of The New York Times Company .
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    ^ [New York Area: ] .
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    Many art galleries are open late on these Fridays, attracting a growing crowd of art enthusiasts. You can walk between galleries, or hop the free trolley. Summer months are typically the most busy and entertaining. Entry to most galleries is free. .Some charge for refreshments.
  • Swope Park Zoo
  • Ward Parkway - A tree-lined Boulevard, just south of the Country Club Plaza, that takes you past stately homes.^ For those who prefer remaining within the city, Swope Park (the country's second largest urban park at 1,769 acres) houses the Starlight Theatre, the Kansas City Zoo, two golf courses and a Braille trail.
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    ^ Country Club Plaza No other collection of boutiques and fashionable national stores, can be found in such elegant surroundings on such amenable terms.

    ^ Westport is packed with restaurants and bars that are open as late as 3AM. Country Club Plaza is another popular area for dining and shopping.
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    .The houses are home of some of Kansas City's elite including the family that owns Russel Stover's Candies and the Applebee's family among others.^ Kansas City is home to some of the greatest destinations and attractions anywhere.
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    ^ Today, Kansas City has a population of around 450,000, with a strong economy and one of the most affordable housing markets in the country.
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    ^ Next door is 79,000-seat Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Chiefs as well as major league soccer's Kansas City Wizards.
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    .The historic houses were built in many different styles, inspired by European architecture.
  • Harley-Davidson Final Assembly Plant, 11401 N Congress Ave (near the airport).^ Kansas City's Top Tours Lists complete information on Kansas City's Top Tours including Boulevard Brewery Tour, Roasterie Coffee Tour, Harley-Davidson Plant Tour, Shatto Milk Farm Tour and many more.
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    Free tours (approx. 1 hour) M-F 8AM-1PM. No cameras allowed.

Do

Sports

Major league sports

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  • Kansas City Chiefs, One Arrowhead Dr. (I-70 to exit Blue Ridge/I-435 to exit #63B), +1 816-920-9400 (fax: +1 816-924-4570), [27].^ Also, as a Kansas City fan, I tell you to be sure and kick Larry Johnson's butt right off the team if you play the Chiefs.

    ^ Larry Johnson Pink Reebok NFL Girl's 7-16 Replica Kansas City Chiefs Youth Jersey Sale!
    • Kansas City Chiefs Apparel, Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys, Chiefs Shop, Kansas City Chiefs Merchandise, Kansas City Chiefs Gear 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.fansedge.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Head to one of these frightful spots in Kansas City this October.
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    .National Football League (NFL).  edit
  • Kansas City Royals, One Royal Way (I-70 to exit Blue Ridge/I-435 to exit #63B), +1 800-6ROYALS, [28].^ Larry Johnson Pink Reebok NFL Girl's 7-16 Replica Kansas City Chiefs Youth Jersey Sale!
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    ^ Head to one of these frightful spots in Kansas City this October.
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    ^ Joe Montana Red Reebok NFL 1994 Throwback Premier Kansas City Chiefs Jersey $124.99 .
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    Major League Baseball (MLB).  edit
  • Kansas City Wizards (Wiz), 1800 Village W Pkwy., Kansas City, KS (I-435 to exit #13B/#14B, continue W to 110th St. and turn left), +1 913-387-3400 (, fax: +1 913-387-3401), [29]. Major League Soccer (MLS).  edit

Other sports and gaming

  • Ameristar Casino, 3200 N Ameristar Dr., +1 816-414-7000, [30]. 3,000 slot and video poker machines and 60 table games. Live poker room is among the largest in the area.  edit
  • Isle of Capri Casino, [31].  .'do', 'Kansas_City');return false;" title="click to edit Isle of Capri Casino">edit
  • Kansas City Brigade, [32].^ Description : The Hyatt Place Kansas City Airport is located approximately three miles from Kansas City International Airport and eight miles from Argosy Casino.
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    ^ Simone was found playing craps at Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino & Hotel.
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    ^ Description : La Quinta Inn Kansas City is located two miles from Harrah*s Casino and World*s of Fun/Ocean*s of Fun and approximately 18 miles from Kansas City International Airport.
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    (AFL has suspended play for the 2009 season). Arena Football League (AFL).  edit
  • Kansas City T-Bones, 1800 Village W Pkwy, Kansas City, KS (I-435 to exit #13B/#14B, continue W to 110th St. and turn left), [33]. Northern League baseball.  edit

Art

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  • Plaza Art Fair.^ Plaza Art Fair The Plaza Art Fair is one of Kansas City's favorite fall traditons.
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    ^ Includes Plaza Art Fair info, history, food scoop and even where to park.
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Food

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  • American Royal BBQ Contest.^ American Royal BBQ The American Royal BBQ Contest is one of the biggest and best BBQ contests in the country.
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    .Largest such event in the world.  edit
  • Kansas City Hot and Spicy Festival (KC Hot Spicy Fest), [34].^ Kansas City news from the KC news blog.

    ^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

    ^ The Kansas City Artists Coalition is once again sponsoring Open Studios, the largest area art event held to benefit local artists.

    Cook-off's and contests. Live bands, beer available. 21+ as the night progresses.>  edit

Music

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  • Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.^ Paugh also serves as the Lighting Design Specialist at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri where he resides.

    ^ She has shown throughout Kansas, most recently in The Museum Show at Project in Wichita and Conversations with Art and Sky at the Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, where she is also represented.

    ^ Bloch Building The opening of the Bloch Building at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art marks a huge milestone for the Kansas City Art Community.
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  • Steamboat Arabia Museum.^ Paugh also serves as the Lighting Design Specialist at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri where he resides.

    ^ She has shown throughout Kansas, most recently in The Museum Show at Project in Wichita and Conversations with Art and Sky at the Strecker-Nelson Gallery in Manhattan, where she is also represented.

    ^ Bloch Building The opening of the Bloch Building at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art marks a huge milestone for the Kansas City Art Community.
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  • Downtown Library.  edit
  • Truman Library, Independence (25-min drive).  .'do', 'Kansas_City');return false;" title="click to edit Truman Library">edit
  • EMBARQ (Overland Park, KS)
  • Sprint (Overland Park, KS)
  • General Motors (Fairfax, KS)
  • Ford (Claycomo, MO)
  • Hallmark
  • Aquila
  • Yellow Roadway
  • Cerner Corporation
  • Federal Circuit Courts of the 8th district (MO) and of the 10th district (KS)
  • H&R Block
  • DST Systems
  • American Century
  • Garmin GPS
  • Quintiles
  • Kauffman Labs, now a subsidiary
  • SwissRE
  • BNSF (Argentine Yard)
  • Union Pacific
  • Country Club Plaza [35] Outdoor shopping center completed in the 1920s by J.C. Nichols.^ The Country Club Plaza is home to over 15 blocks of shopping, dining and entertainment.
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    ^ Description : In a quiet suburban setting near Overland Park, Courtyard Kansas City South is close to major corporations, local attractions and organizations - we*re your Bannister Federal Complex hotel.
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    ^ Just moments away from General Motors, Citigroup, and Ford, the hotel is also close to one of the Kansas City premier shopping, dining and entertainment districts, Zona Rosa.
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    .Upscale shops both nationally known and locally grown including Hall's Plaza Department Store, Burberry, Tumi, Standard Style Boutique, Tivol, Mark Shale.^ From quaint boutiques, department stores, and awesome shops, to discount outlets and vintage retailers, you'll find it all here.
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    Large flagship style stores exist for Banana Republic, Gap, and Barnes & Noble. Higher quality chain restaurants include Brio, Kona Grill, McCormick & Schmick's .
  • Oak Park Mall (suburban) [36] Largest indoor mall in the region includes Nordstrom, LUSH, Lacoste, XXI, Aldo and many others. .Recently completed construction of a multi-level, 35,000 square foot Barnes & Noble Booksellers.
  • Brookside Shops [37] local non-chain shops and non-chain restaurants.^ Complete directory of unique, artistic and locally owned florists and flower shops in and around the Kansas City Metro.
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    ^ Legends at Village West Wyandotte County's Village West has added the Legends--making it a 750,000 square foot shopping, dining and entertaining destination by the Kansas Speedway.
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    ^ This area is usually defined as Brookside and it is filled with great little shops, restaurants and neighborhood bars.

    .Grocery stores, bar, sandwiches.
  • 39th Street West [38] located roughly between State Line Road and Southwest Trafficway includes unique shops like Zebadee's RPM Records, Prospero's Books, Boomerang and many local restaurants.
  • Halls
  • Crown Center
  • Great Mall of the Great Plains (in Olathe, KS)
  • Zona Rosa
  • 119th Street (Suburban Kansas) The area east of the Sprint HQ is home to a number of shopping complexes like Town Center Plaza which includes shops like Vera Bradley, Bose, Janie and Jack, lucy, and Restoration Hardware.^ Serves Crown Center/Midtown area.
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    ^ Great Mall The Great Mall of the Great Plains--located in Olathe just a short drive South of downtown Kansas City.
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    ^ Looking for great bargins at Kansas City's Outlet Malls and Stores?
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    .The area is also home to two new centers: Leawood Park Place and One Nineteen.^ He soon opened two new saloons, each with gambling dens on the second floor, and placed Edward Findley, one of Kansas City’s most notorious gamblers, in charge of running them.
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    ^ Area children like to visit his home in order to play in a tree that is the only one in the area good for climbing.

    ^ Notify me about news, price trends, and tips Notify me when home buyers post questions in my area Log in .
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    .Park Place is a highly dense, mixed use suburban town center catering to local retailers such as The Learning Tree and Annabelle's while One Nineteen holds the region's only Crate & Barrel store with West Elm, Dean & Deluca, Z Gallerie, and many others coming soon.
  • Antiques: KC has many unique things you will not find on the coasts.^ That is, of course, assuming you can find one that will say they will come to get you and then actually show up within 2 hours.

    ^ Therefore, you should check with your wireless carrier to find out if the Mobile Application Services are available for your wireless Device, and what restrictions, if any, may be applicable to your use of such Mobile Application Services.
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    ^ You can recycle your tree many places in the Kansas City Metro.
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    .The best places to poke around are estate sales and whatnot in the outlying farm areas- they throw nothing away.^ They need somewhere to throw this money away.

    .If you are in town, check out the River Market Antique Mall for 4 stories of vendors selling something between trash and treasure.^ From champange and late check out to chocolate covered strawberries and carriage rides, you're sure to put the 'r' in romance this Valentine's Day.
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    ^ You should check with your carrier to find out what plans your carrier offers and how much the plans cost.
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    .The West Bottoms warehouses host antique and estate sale auctions on the weekends, look to the KC star for details.
  • Crossroads Arts District [39] Highly inspiring mix of shops ranging from apparel to home design.^ See local real estate trends, and compare your home to recently sold homes in Kansas City and to similar homes for sale in Kansas City, Missouri.
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    ^ Many of the laborers in the West Bottoms liked to gamble and Pendergast was looked upon as a friend.
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    ^ Trulia is a real estate search engine that helps you find homes for sale and make smarter real estate decisions in the process.
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    Shops are scattered throughout this gritty district of former warehouses and industrial spaces. .Black Bamboo, spool, Habitat, Phenom, Retro Inferno, Hudson Home and Peruvian Connection are just a few of the retail stores located in this area.^ Just a few links I'm thinking about for the afternoon: Retro comeuppance: A 35-year-old man has been charged with rape in connection with a 1993 attack.

    .The district is also one of the largest collections of art galleries and studios in the Midwest.^ The Kansas City Artists Coalition is once again sponsoring Open Studios, the largest area art event held to benefit local artists.

    ^ Joseph DiGiovanni and his older brother Peter, nicknamed "Sugarhouse Pete," were partners in the Midwest Distributing Company, one of the largest wholesale liquor firms in the city.
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    .Some of the most popular galleries include the Dolphin, Grand Arts, and Leedy-Voulkos Art Center.
  • The Legends [40].
  • CITY MARKET AREA: once called the River Market and before that the River Quay back when mobsters used to end up in trunks with bullet holes.^ By November 1974, the River Quay area was a thriving thoroughfare of almost 70 retail establishments including specialty shops, art galleries, restaurants, theatres, antique shops, and small boutiques.
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    ^ The Kansas City Artists Coalition is once again sponsoring Open Studios, the largest area art event held to benefit local artists.

    ^ In some metropolitan cities, take St. Louis, there is no general tailgating area.

    Like Times Square, they chased out the venerable old peep shows and dive bars. .Now the neighborhood hosts a farmer's market, live music during the summer from major acts, and the Steamboat Arabia Museum which hosts the largest collection of prewar silver in the world- recovered from a large paddlewheeler that went down in the 1830's.^ He said that Darnell stated, “How am I supposed to tell an artist to turn his music down.” He said that Darnell then went on stage and said something to Jeff.

    ^ During World War I the DiGiovanni gang was involved with James Balestrere in a black-market sugar operation.
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    ^ During the second Strawman trial, former Cleveland Family acting boss, now government witness, Angelo Lonardo testified.
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    .The River/City Market area also has the River Market Brewery as well as an across the htstreet club which changes names every few months whenever there is something infamous that happens outside or inside.^ There's something cool happening in the metro every day.
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    ^ By March of 2010, there should be a trolley system that runs between the River Market and Waldo.

    ^ In some metropolitan cities, take St. Louis, there is no general tailgating area.

    It is skybox now, but expect that to change.

Eat

Barbecue

."Who has the best barbecue in Kansas City?"^ About Kansas City, MO City Statistics > > Named after the Kansa Indians who settled along the Missouri River, Kansas City blends old and new, city and prairie.

^ An aggressive and well respected Kansas City criminal defense attorney will fight for you, and work personally to guarantee that you get the best outcome possible.

^ Contact a Kansas City criminal defense attorney now, to make certain that you get fair representation by a lawyer who knows the system and how it works.

is a question that causes much debate in Kansas City. .Although the debate is usually in good humor, be ready for a passionate explanation which may take some time (or a light-hearted argument if asked in front of more than one person).^ Get into the DeLorean with James Rolfe as he takes a ride back to 1955 for one of the greatest time...
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^ Each time I see and understand more than before.

^ We suggest that you take some of the following actions which may help to clean your computer and which could prevent future installations of Malware.
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Although the different restaurants each have their own unique flavors, they will usually have a sauce which is thicker and sweeter than offered in most other parts of the U.S.
.Kansas City is also home to a barbecue dish that is rarely found outside the area, called "Burnt Ends."^ You can locate Kansas City attractions, new homes, builders, remodelers, mortgage finance companies and new home developments with MLS home search of all homes for sale in the Kansas City Metro area.
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^ The Kansas City Artists Coalition is once again sponsoring Open Studios, the largest area art event held to benefit local artists.

^ He called David Helfrey, a former federal prosecutor from Kansas City now a lawyer in St. Louis.
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.These are the overcooked ends and edges of a brisket, which although dry and chewy, are amazingly smoky and full of flavor (much more flavorful than any other cut).^ Kansas City spent as much as $11,700 per pupil--more money per pupil, on a cost of living adjusted basis, than any other of the 280 largest districts in the country.
  • Money And School Performance: Lessons from the Kansas City Desegregation Experiment 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.cato.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It has more fountains and boulevards than any other city in the western hemisphere.
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^ In 1915, police arrested Joseph and more than a dozen other men for their participation in a Black Hand ring that was extorting money from Italian families and businessmen in the North End.
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.If you are feeling open-minded about your KC barbecue experience, they are definitely worth a try.^ They are trying to make them your neighbors and they are trying not to tell you about it.

^ It's about time, Kansas City refuses to prosecute or incarcerate criminals the logical outcome is they feel safe enough to venture into new territory....
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  • Arthur Bryant's, 1727 Brooklyn original location, [41]. .It has pictures on the wall of presidents and other famous people who have visited.^ He kept two offices and was at one or the other everyday to meet with people from all walks of life who cared to call.
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    The sandwich consists of a large pile of brisket and two pieces of butternut bread. One sandwich could feed three people. Ask for sauce for take-outs. Security guard in the parking lot at night.
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  • BB's Lawnside BBQ, 1205 E 85th St.. Live blues as well.  edit
  • Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue, 4 locations, [42]. Known for its hickory pit beans and cheesy corn bake.  edit
  • Gates, [43]. .When you walk in, you will immediately hear: "Hi, may I help you?"^ We suggest that you take some of the following actions which may help to clean your computer and which could prevent future installations of Malware.
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    ^ It is left up to the surviving family members to do this, and a qualified personal injury lawyer in Missouri will help you seek damages that may include: .

    ^ The final steps to reduce cost may be a bit hard for some to swallow, but hear me out before you decide.

    .So if you're eating in, grab a tray ASAP if you don't want to be yelled at.^ We don't want you and we don't need you.

    ^ In other words, don't go to Westport after dark - ever - especially if you're white.

    ^ If you kidnap, rape, intentionally maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of us want to see you fry in the electric chair..

    Locals may prefer Gates or Bryant's (meaning Arthur Bryant's) sauce.
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  • Haywards, College Blvd. and Antioch, Overland Park, [44]. Great onion rings and the BBQ sauce is one of the most unique.  edit
  • LC's, 5800 Blue Pkwy. (head E on Ward Pkwy from the Plaza), [45]. .Though not much to look at, don't let the barred door and admittedly intimidating surroundings scare you off; specialties here include sandwiches that feed two and thick cut fries.  edit
  • Oklahoma Joe's, KC, KS, [46].^ The Kansas City Star - Job Finder - this site lets you enter search information based upon the kind of Kansas City job you are looking for.

    ^ This area includes Santa Fe Hills and the Ward Parkway "mall" - if you can call it a mall.

    ^ So here are a few tips: The Superstar mode in Madden is much easier to play if you create a player in the Madden Creation Zone before starting a new Superstar career.

    Situated in a gas station/liquor store. Walk around to the serving line and have some of the best ribs in KC. Also try the "Z-Man" sandwich. * Rosedale, (One block W of Rainbow on Southwest Blvd.).  edit  edit
  • Winslow's, (River Market). Ask the cook what's best. The burnt ends are really good.  edit
  • Chubby's, 3756 Broadway St.. Greasy spoon that attracts the after 3AM bar closing crowd.  edit
  • Town Topic, 2021 Broadway original location. 24 hours. Small diner with low prices.  edit
  • YJ's Snack Bar, 128 W 18th St.. M-W ?, Th-Sa 24 hours, Su ?. 6 tables, live music in a laid-back atmosphere. Attracts an artsy crowd from the surrounding Crossroads district.  edit
  • V's Restaurante.  edit
  • 801 Chophouse, (P and L District). Opened in 2008.  edit
  • American Restaurant.  edit
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  • Capital Grille, (Country Club Plaza).^ Country Club Bank, National Association: Kingswood Retirement Center Branch, Drive-In Facility, Downtown Branch, Plaza Branch, Bishop Spen.
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    ^ Description : The Sheraton Kansas City Suites is just steps away from the famous Country Club Plaza, and the Kansas City*s premier entertainment district.
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Serves Westport/Country Club Plaza area.
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

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  • Em Chamas Brazilian Steakhouse, 6101 NW 63rd Ter., +1 816 505-7100, [47].  edit
  • The Golden Ox, (West Bottoms near Royal Kemper Arena). Classic steakhouse.  edit
  • The Hereford House, various locations (original at 20th and Main in Crossroads Art District. (downtown location had an arson attack on 20 Oct, 2008 and is temporarily closed).  edit
  • Savoy Grill, (downtown across from Quality Hill).  edit
  • Skies, (Crown Center). On top of a hotel.  edit
  • Little Chef. First export from the UK roadside Kwality Koozine Specialists.  edit
  • Stroud's. Fried chicken.  edit

Drink

.There is a popular brewery in KC by the name of Boulevard whose beers are available on tap at many different bars and restaurants throughout town.^ There was NO significant difference in the turbulence when compared to other large jets, despite many posts that there was more turbulence.

^ Fred Bonadonna was named president of the River Quay Bar and Restaurant Association and vice president of the Market Area Businessmen’s Association, a group of civic and business leaders in the River Quay neighborhood.
  • The History of the Kansas City Family by Allan May 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.crimemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Live Music Venues: Uptown Theatre (Midtown, on Broadway and Valentine) hosts lots of up and coming acts and many timeless performers play here because it is so famous. Beaumont Club is a soulless Westport C&W club that hosts live music but has acoustics' issues and a mechanical bull. .The Grand Emporium used to be one of the best blues clubs but after being bought by the owners of the Beaumont they changed it considerably, including the name to Tao.^ Once we post them on the Site, these changes become effective immediately and if you use the Site after they become effective it will signify your agreement to be bound by the changes.
  • Kansas City Chiefs Office Parody Video | SPIKE 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ Ironically, the apartment building was being used by the FBI to safe keep Agent Joe Lackey, one of the wounded survivors of the Union Station shooting.
  • The History of the Kansas City Family by Allan May 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.crimemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When the authorities launched a cleanup campaign in January 1939 they were surprised to find out that Carollo was the secret owner of the club.
  • The History of the Kansas City Family by Allan May 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.crimemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • 12 Baltimore, 12th St and Baltimore (attached to the upscale Hotel Phillips).  edit
  • Angel's Rock Bar.  edit
  • Azul. Brazillian-style food and ultra-hip lounge atmosphere.  edit
  • Bice Italian Bistro.  edit
  • Crosstown Station, (S of the Sprint Center Arena next to KC Star Bldg. on McGee St.). New indoor live music venue and bar. Voted Best Lights, Sound and Stage.  edit
  • The Drum Room. Historic jazz and blues location.  edit
  • Flying Saucer Draught Emporium.  edit
  • Knucklehead's, 2715 Rochester St., 816-483-1456, [48]. Wed - Sun. .Also known for the wide variety of music they bring to Kansas City like Country, Blues, Rockabilly.^ The newly renovated Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza hotel puts you in the heart of Kansas City, where you'll enjoy excellent service that exemplifies Marriott.
    • Kansas City Plaza Hotel: Hotels in Kansas City Plaza - Country Club Plaza Hotels 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.marriott.com [Source type: News]

    ^ With Kansas City being a wide-open town there were tremendous profits to be earned.
    • The History of the Kansas City Family by Allan May 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.crimemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Description : The Sheraton Kansas City Suites is just steps away from the famous Country Club Plaza, and the Kansas City*s premier entertainment district.
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    Roots, Singer/songwriters and Zydeco. .For bookings, hotel reservations, free shuttle service, hours, call 816-483-1456 club / 816-483-6407 office  edit
    Howl at the Moon Dueling Piano Bar
  • John's Deck.^ InterContinental Kansas City Hotels - InterContinental Hotel Reservations Kansas City, MO Email of Priority Club #: PIN#: Don't remember me Forgot/Need PIN#?

     .'drink', 'Kansas_City');return false;" title="click to edit John's Deck">edit
  • Kansas City Live!.^ More > > Ernie Biggs Dueling Piano Bar 4115 Mill, Kansas City Westport ups its live entertainment quotient with the addition of Ernie Biggs Rock ’n’...
    • Kansas City News, Events, Restaurants, Music 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.pitch.com [Source type: General]

    ^ According to our research there were 275 registered sex offenders living in Kansas City, Missouri in May 2009.
    • Kansas City, Missouri (MO) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, sex offenders, news, sex offenders 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Toh lives in Kansas City, MO. LORRIE BOYDSTON – KENDRA BULGRIN (UNDERGROUND) .

    Open-air live music and entertainment venue, open-container allowed. .Surrounded by the Power & Light District's various bars and eateries.  edit
  • McFadden's Sports Saloon.^ McFadden's Sports Saloon .
    • Kansas City News, Events, Restaurants, Music 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.pitch.com [Source type: General]

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  • The Peanut.  edit
  • The Phoenix.  edit
  • The Quaff, 1010 Broadway. Large, very popular bar with scantily-clad waitresses and tough guy bartenders. Frequented mostly by the post-college crowd.  edit
  • Raglan Road. .Owners want it to be the closest thing to an actual Irish pub as you can get in America, including food and actual hardware taken from existing bars in Ireland.^ On the other hand, if you want to go through the legal process to become a United States citizen, learn the language, and actually speak it, then you are welcome.

    ^ If you want to speak Spanish, eat Mexican food, drink Cerveza's , not pay your taxes, and not learn our language then go back to where you came from.

    Only other location is in Walt Disney World.
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  • Tengo Sed Cantina.  .'drink', 'Kansas_City');return false;" title="click to edit Tengo Sed Cantina">edit
  • Willie's.^ Tengo Sed Cantina .
    • Kansas City News, Events, Restaurants, Music 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.pitch.com [Source type: General]

    Small sports bar with a largely post-college crowd. .A franchise out of Columbia, MO; a great place to go to see University of Missouri games.  edit
  • Zebra Room, (in Hotel Aladdin).^ Hopefully these tips help, as Madden 2010 is a really great game once you figure out how to play it.

    ^ Great InterContinental Hotels in Kansas City, MO InterContinental Hotel KANSAS CITY AT THE PLAZA Downtown KANSAS CITY - 1.0 MI /  KM Other Hotel Brand City Guides InterContinental Kansas City .

    Newly remodeled; has a swanky zebra-skin theme. Great food and a martini lounge on the mezzanine level.  edit
  • The Brooksider.  edit
  • Carmen's Cafe.  edit
  • Charlie Hooper's.  edit
  • Fred P Ott's.  edit
  • The Granfalloon.  edit
  • Tomfooleries.  edit
  • Balanca's Pyro Room.  edit
  • Bulldog, 17th and Main Sts.. Cocktails and fine eats served in nice atmosphere.  edit
  • The Cashew, 20th and Grand. Open air cafe feel to this two-story bar. In the summer months, the windows are raised up (think: "garage door") and both stories gain a relaxing breeze and a nice view of the city. Occasionally has live music, popular stop during First Fridays.  edit
  • Danny's Big Easy, 16th and Main Sts..  .'drink', 'Kansas_City');return false;" title="click to edit Danny's Big Easy">edit
  • Grinders, 18th and Locust (3blocks E of Grand St.).^ Blondie Tuesday, August 18th Crossroads at Grinders, 417 E 18th St., Kansas City, Mo.

    Eclectic beer selection and authentic Philly Cheeseteak sandwiches.  edit
  • Davey's Uptown Rambler's Club.  .'drink', 'Kansas_City');return false;" title="click to edit Davey's Uptown Rambler's Club">edit
  • The Empire Room.^ Davey's Uptown Ramblers Club .
    • Kansas City News, Events, Restaurants, Music 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.pitch.com [Source type: General]

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  • The Grothaus+Pearl Gallery, [49].  edit
  • The Hangout.  edit
  • The Lava Room.  edit
  • The Newsroom.  edit
  • The Velvet Dog.  edit
  • Knucklehead's, 2715 Rochester St..  edit
  • The Cup and Saucer.  edit
  • Harry's Country Club.  edit
  • 75th Street Brewery.  edit
  • Bobby Baker's Lounge.  .'drink', 'Kansas_City');return false;" title="click to edit Bobby Baker's Lounge">edit
  • Fin's Waldo Bar.^ Bobby Baker's Lounge .
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  • Tanner's Waldo.  edit
  • America's Pub.  edit
  • Buzzard Beach.  edit
  • Dave's Stagecoach Inn.  .'drink', 'Kansas_City');return false;" title="click to edit Dave's Stagecoach Inn">edit
  • Karma.^ Dave's Stagecoach Inn .
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  • Harry's Bar and Tables.  edit
  • McCoy's Public House.  edit
  • Westport Flea Market.  .'drink', 'Kansas_City');return false;" title="click to edit Westport Flea Market">edit
  • Korruption.^ Westport Flea Market .
    • Kansas City News, Events, Restaurants, Music 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.pitch.com [Source type: General]

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  • Microtel Inn and Suites Kansas City International Airport, 11831 NW Plaza Cir., +1 816-270-120, [51].^ This area contains the Plaza, which has made Kansas City famous for it's lush fountains and top shelf shopping and dining.

    ^ Posted by KansasCityNews at 3:48 PM 0 comments Labels: kansas city news , kc news blog , plaza apartment death .

    ^ FBI agents executed a search warrant at the Kansas City International Airport and arrested a courier carrying $80,000 in skim money.
    • The History of the Kansas City Family by Allan May 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.crimemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • Ameristar Casino Hotel Kansas City, 3200 N Ameristar Dr., +1 816-414-7000, [52].^ Simone was found playing craps at Harrah’s North Kansas City Casino & Hotel.
    • The History of the Kansas City Family by Allan May 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.crimemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Kansas City, MO 93.2 °F Clear at 15:20 CDT (Click for forecast) .
    • Kansas City, Missouri Tiempo : Weather Underground 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC espanol.wunderground.com [Source type: Reference]

    ^ Read their travel tips for Kansas City hotels !
    • Kansas City, Missouri Tiempo : Weather Underground 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC espanol.wunderground.com [Source type: Reference]

    .Refurbished lobby, 184 rooms all with king or 2 queen size beds.  edit
  • AmeriSuites Kansas City/Airport, 7600 NW 97th Ter., +1 816-891-0871, [53].^ Super 8 Kansas City/kci Airport .
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112 Summary : 5 AAA, 11 floors, 366 rooms.
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ NW 83rd Street, Kansas City, MO 64153 Summary : 3 AAA Diamonds, 82 rooms.
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    .2 mi S of MCI Airport and 12 mi N of downtown.  edit
  • Embassy Suites Kansas City International Airport, [54].^ Super 8 Kansas City/kci Airport .
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Description : This Super 8 is located approximately six miles from Kansas City International Airport and 12 miles from downtown Kansas City.
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Description : This property is approximately four miles from Kansas City International Airport and 12 miles from downtown Kansas City.
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    4 mi from MCI Airport, 1 mi from Zona Rosa.   edit
  • Southmoreland on the Plaza, 116 E 48th St., [55]. .B and B.  edit
  • Courtyard Kansas City Country Club Plaza (Historic Courtyard Marriott Plaza), 4600 JC Nichols Pkwy, [56].^ NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO 64153-2024 Summary : 43 rooms.
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Fairfield Inn by Marriott Kansas City Downtown - Union Hill .
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Description : The Sheraton Kansas City Suites is just steps away from the famous Country Club Plaza, and the Kansas City*s premier entertainment district.
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    In the heart of the Plaza. .The hotel has free wifi, complimentary parking, refrigerators and microwaves in every room and bar.  edit
  • The Hilton President Hotel, (sign reads 'President' in Power and Light District).^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

    ^ On Saturday, June 8, 2009, a concert performance in the “Living Room” of the Power & Light District by DJ Jazzy Jeff was cut short when Jeff refused to continue the performance.

    ^ There used to be a lot of gays in Westport but most of them are making their way downtown towards the Power and Light District condos.

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  • Hotel Phillips, 106 W 12th St., [57]. Renewed through a $20 million restoration project, a luxury boutique hotel. First opened in 1931, the hotel is on the National Registry of Historic Places, cited as a classic example of Art Deco architecture. .Walnut paneling and marble floors.  edit
  • Hyatt Regency Crown Center, [58].^ Description : Connected by elevated walkway to Crown Center, an office and shopping complex, the newly renovated Hyatt Regency is convenient to downtown Kansas City.
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Hyatt Regency Crown Center .
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    .Newly renovated, connected to the Crown Center office and shopping complex.  edit
  • InterContinental Kansas City at The Plaza, 401 Ward Pkwy, [59].^ Description : Connected by elevated walkway to Crown Center, an office and shopping complex, the newly renovated Hyatt Regency is convenient to downtown Kansas City.
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112 Summary : 5 AAA, 11 floors, 366 rooms.
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO 64153-2024 Summary : 43 rooms.
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    .366 luxury-class guest rooms and suites.  edit
  • The Marriott Hotel, 12th and Wyandotte (Convention District).^ Enjoy the best of both worlds at this Marriott hotel in south Kansas City Missouri, with easy access to the convention center, golf and scenic jogging trails.
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Class size is a mere 16 students per room, half that of many larger districts.
    • Money And School Performance: Lessons from the Kansas City Desegregation Experiment 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.cato.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Description : The 217-room Hotel Phillips is a historical landmark located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, two blocks from the Convention Center.
    • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

    22-floor hotel that connects to the historic Muehlebach Hotel.Most recognizable at night, when the front of the hotel shows a light display from dusk-11PM.  edit
  • The Raphael Hotel, 325 Ward Pkwy, [60]. An historic landmark in the Plaza, upscale boutique hotel with amenities for business, leisure and heritage travelers.  edit
  • The Westin Crown Center, 1 E Pershing Rd., +1 816-474-4400, [61]. Located within Hallmark's Crown Center, an 85-acre complex of shops, restaurants and theaters.  edit
  • Kansas City Convention & Visitor's Bureau, [62]
  • Missouri Division of Tourism, [63]

Stay safe

.Like most major cities, the tourist and business areas of Kansas City (downtown and the Country Club Plaza) are generally safe day and night, but it is always best to beware of your surroundings.^ In downtown Kansas City there are skyscrapers and even a new convention center (it looks like a cross between a Mississippi River steamboat and the Brooklyn Bridge), but overall, expectations are modest and so are ambitions.
  • Money And School Performance: Lessons from the Kansas City Desegregation Experiment 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.cato.org [Source type: Original source]

^ To be continued...stay tuned for North Kansas City, Grandview, Independence, Lee's Summit, Blue Springs and downtown kc.

^ Meanwhile, urban renewal projects had begun in the 12 th Street section of Kansas City, an area of cheap hotels, strip joints and street prostitution that had once been home to the best jazz clubs in the United States, featuring Charlie Parker and Count Basie.
  • The History of the Kansas City Family by Allan May 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.crimemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.It's also best to be especially cautious during the evenings and night around the Power & Light District, where there has been an increase in crimes lately.^ It is because there is an increase in crime in the area.

^ Kansas City new year's eve parties that we know of so far will be: The Power and Light District Presented by Kansas City Bands - there will be two bands on New Year's Eve at The Power and Light District - Retroactive and Pomeroy .

^ On Saturday, June 8, 2009, a concert performance in the “Living Room” of the Power & Light District by DJ Jazzy Jeff was cut short when Jeff refused to continue the performance.

Most violent crime happens during the late nighttime hours. ."Inner city" neighborhoods east and southeast of the downtown-midtown-plaza areas are experiencing an increase in violent crime.^ It is because there is an increase in crime in the area.

^ Description : This property is located a block from Country Club Plaza, approximately four miles from downtown Kansas City, and 23 miles from Kansas City International Airport.
  • Kansas City, MO Hotels - Missouri's Lowest Hotel Rates 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.usahotelguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Later, in the 1960s, the Cammisano brothers operated a tavern that catered to gambling and prostitution in the downtown area of the city.
  • The History of the Kansas City Family by Allan May 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.crimemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

These areas offer little for visitors and are best avoided.
.Kansas City is in Tornado Alley, so make sure you check the local weather forecasts and make sure you understand what to do during a tornado.^ What do you think when you think of Kansas City?
  • Kansas City, Missouri (MO) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, sex offenders, news, sex offenders 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Current weather forecast for Kansas City, MO Jackson County .
  • Kansas City, Missouri (MO) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, sex offenders, news, sex offenders 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Air quality Forecast for Kansas City .
  • Kansas City, Missouri (64101) Conditions & Forecast : Weather Underground 17 September 2009 10:16 UTC www.wunderground.com [Source type: Reference]

Get out

.Kansas City is one of those places where hidden in darker corners, you will find the gems, the places to visit and go.^ What do you think when you think of Kansas City?
  • Kansas City, Missouri (MO) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, sex offenders, news, sex offenders 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.city-data.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Find all Kansas City hotels .
  • Kansas City Hotels: Area information and hotels in Kansas City from Marriott 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.marriott.com [Source type: General]

^ Also, as a Kansas City fan, I tell you to be sure and kick Larry Johnson's butt right off the team if you play the Chiefs.

.Rarely do things jump out at you and say: come visit this attraction, food, shopping, or historical establishment.^ That is, of course, assuming you can find one that will say they will come to get you and then actually show up within 2 hours.

Pick up a Pitch Weekly for nightlife information. .If you want to relax and enjoy a walk, check out Loose Park just south of the Country Club Plaza.^ You want to eat, you have to earn it through hard labor out in the bean fields and orchards.

^ This country is based on freedom, and that means freedom for everyone -- not just you!

^ I was begininng to think that I needed a PDA just to keep the parking schedule straight...but wait...alas...a parking garage...I can park on the roof if I am a plaza employee but only in the main garage if I am a plaza customer.

During the spring and fall, it's one of the most beautiful places to stroll. .When you are done there are plenty of other beautiful and majestic cities in this region like Omaha, Chicago, Saint Louis, Independence, Lee's Summit, and Des Moines.^ While Pendergast and Lazia were in control of the politicians, the prostitution, and the gambling going on in the city, there were other Mafia factions at work in Kansas City.
  • The History of the Kansas City Family by Allan May 3 February 2010 16:18 UTC www.crimemagazine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Routes through Kansas City
Des MoinesKearney  N noframe S  Kansas City, KSWichita
TopekaKansas City, KS  W noframe E  IndependenceColumbia
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Kansas City is the biggest city in the U.S. state of Missouri. The Kansas River and Missouri River meet one another in Kansas City. The city has about 448,000 people, and the entire metropolitan area has about 2,000,000 people, some of whom live in the state of Kansas. Its mayor is Mark Funkhouser. Some sports teams there are the Royals (baseball), the Chiefs (American football), and the Wizards (soccer). Kansas City is well known for some of its barbecue restaurants, and is also an important place for business.


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