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2008-07-17 03:00:25

By Timothy Finn, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 17--Tony Ladesich fronts the grimy roots-rock band Pendergast, but he's also a filmmaker. And his latest project is a documentary on the venerable Cowtown Ballroom, the place you probably didn't know was above the old El Torreon at 31st Street and Gillham. Ladesich is funding nearly all of the project, but he needs some help covering rights to music that you'll hear in his film. So the gents who own the RecordBar, 1020 Westport, are...

2008-07-15 06:00:51

By Mark Fagan, Journal-World, Lawrence, Kan. Jul. 15--Aquila's natural gas operations in Kansas and Colorado -- operations that are based in Lawrence -- are under new ownership and are working under a new manager. Black Hills Corp. officially acquired the utility operations Monday, and the Lawrence office at 110 E. Ninth St. welcomed a new boss: Ivan Vancas, vice president for natural gas operations in Kansas and Colorado. He said that Black Hills would work to support both...

2008-07-11 18:00:34

As temperatures continue to climb toward the 90s and beyond, the Columbia/Boone County Health Department is urging people to allow caution and common sense to dictate how much time they spend outside. The health department has set up eight cooling centers around town where people can get out of the hot weather and have access to drinking water. The following places are open to the public as cooling centers during normal business hours: - Activity & Recreation Center, 1707 W. Ash...

2008-07-11 12:00:59

By Steve Everly, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 11--Aquila Inc. has requested an increase in its fuel-adjustment charge collected from its Missouri electric customers. The charge, which is to pay for any changes in the cost of fuel needed to generate power or to pay for purchased wholesale power, would go up about $2.30 a month for the average residential customer in its Missouri Public Service territory and 80 cents a month for those in its St. Joseph Light & Power territory....

2008-07-11 00:00:13

By Robert A. Cronkleton, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 10--Kansas Attorney General Stephen Six unveiled a new Internet safety Web site this afternoon aimed at educating children, teens, parents and others about threats they face online. "This is a Web site that is going to give Kansas kids and their families tools to use and learn and teach them how to be safe on the Internet," Six said during a press conference at the Breidenthal Community Center for Youth & Families in Kansas City,...

2008-07-10 15:00:26

By Robert A. Cronkleton, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 10--Kansas Attorney General Steve Six unveiled a new Internet safety Web site this morning aimed at educating children, teens, parents and others about threats they face online. Six, who made the announcement at a Boys & Girls Club in Topeka, will be in Kansas City, Kan., this afternoon to unveil the site locally. He has scheduled a press conference for 1 p.m. at the Breidenthal Community Center for Youth & Families at...

2008-07-04 06:00:39

By Ray Scherer, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. Jul. 4--MAYSVILLE, Mo. -- Terry Pearl didn't let a devastating fire change his plans to publish a weekly newspaper Thursday. Mr. Pearl, publisher of the DeKalb County Record-Herald, has other decisions to make after a suspicious early morning fire destroyed his business. This week's pages were ready for publication but perished in the fire. Two men were taken into custody after the fire, DeKalb County Sheriff Wes Raines said. Kevin Brumley,...

2008-07-03 21:00:12

By BRUCE RUSHTON CANTON, Mo. - Levee failures on the other side of a flooding river often bring respites. While one side gets flooded, levees on the other side get relief from rising waters. Mississippi River lore is rich with tales of worried landowners dynamiting levees on the far bank to save their own property. But Illinois reached across the Great Muddy on Tuesday to help Canton, a town about 25 miles north of Quincy. And Canton desperately needed the truckload of sandbags that...

2008-07-03 15:00:41

By Dan Bustard, Eagle Times, Claremont, N.H. Jul. 1--SPRINGFIELD -- In a perfect matching of needs, the first new major tenant to sign on with developers of the former Fellows Gear Shaper building in Springfield will lease 30,000 square feet next year for an integrated primary care practice. Springfield Hospital announced plans Monday to form the Springfield Medical Group, which expects to be ready by October 2009 to bring 12 to 14 physicians and clinicians under one roof with a...

2008-07-02 06:00:55

By Clinton Thomas, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. Jul. 2--It's lights out for the Aquila era. After more than a year of hearings, paperwork and shareholder votes, the Missouri Public Service Commission approved the merger between Aquila and Great Plains Energy on Tuesday by a 2-1 vote. Great Plains Energy is the holding company for Kansas City Power & Light. After the $1.7 billion deal is complete, KCP&L will manage all electric services formerly run by Aquila in Missouri....