Star Search: Guess What? I Got Up Before You & Star Restaurant Reviews Return

Now you can pretend you are getting your Kansas City Star subscription free and get on with your day…

Or whatever.

A-1 Section: Here we go again, slow news drip on how many KCMO schools are gonna close. Today’s story is essentially that a single board member thinks the deal will go down before next week’s vote.

That’s the top-o-the-front page lead story.

Next there’s a plug for one of the Star’s premier advertisers – the Auto Show – in the form of a massive rehash about Toyota’s quality and image woes. Do the editors have any idea how many national stories have run on this in recent weeks in every media imaginable? If they want to schmooze car dealers, fine. Write a puff piece about the show and be done.

Hold the fake news/advertiser plugs.

Instead we get a front page with this headline: “Toyota In The Spotlight, Including At Auto Show.” Right.

Local: Great, another “Waldo Rapist” column.

Huh, United Way is altering/widening its schmooze to try and break out of its grab-the-cash-once-a-year-and-run rep? Having worked mostly at larger offices – whose work forces have been thinned the past couple years – they have to try something to fill those coffers.

Business: Eh. Did you know that “corporate chaplains offer help”?

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15 Responses to Star Search: Guess What? I Got Up Before You & Star Restaurant Reviews Return

  1. Anonymous says:

    A+ for whoever designed that Auto Show Ad….noice!

    Steve Martin show sounds like pretty good entertainment.

  2. Anonymous says:

    out of towner ?
    It could be worse. The Star could waste space on a gossip column like some other papers in the country do.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I want to know about this indoor football team and the new food critic. Thanks for convincing me to buy a paper today. Better hurry as they now only put one paper in the stand. Another apparent cost cutting move.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Eff you for knocking the hype on the waldo rapist. This shouldn’t be taken lightly. I’m sure if your loved ones lived in waldo you would feel different. Or maybe not.

    So is it a slow news month Hearne? It’s so pathetic that you dish on the Star, you aren’t any better. No relationships to shit on? No restaurants to bash? Have you beaten your five stories to death?

    You need to retire.


  5. Anonymous says:

    The Kansas Koyotes play and are based in Topeka.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Bummer wish they were a local team. Do they draw well in Topeka?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, Mandy. Ex grrrlfriends can be murder. Especially when they live in Waldo, don’t read very carefully and are dating the Star’s music and (now former) restaurant critic!

  8. Anonymous says:

    craig glazer
    Mandy, sorry things didn’t work out with you and Hearne, but this is an interesting take on the Star each day, always something of interest.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Grim Reaper
    As I’m sure you know, the obits are not always paid. The newspaper runs a bare-bones announcement for free; the cost comes when one starts fleshing out the item with a photo, details of the deceased’s “accomplishments” and using euphemisms like “crossed over” instead of “died.” Funeral directors, already adept at manipulating the grief-stricken to max out their spending, are all too willing to push the super-sized death notices. For years, the Star dragged its feet over beginning to charge for obits–they didn’t want to deal with the phone calls and the disapproval of the cranky reader’s rep. Apparently the price has been jacked up a lot in recent years…they gotta make money somehow, and there’s going to be a lot of baby boomers crossing over in the next 20 years.

  10. Anonymous says:

    You are correct, Mr. Grim: that’s why I note that many of the obits of late have been lengthy.As in, $$$$$. In the world of fine print the Star does note that you can get seven lines or something for free.But trust me, those photo obits that go on and on and on cost beaucoup bucks!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Speaking of obits. Instead of this what is in the Star crap can’t we have a “In Search Of Jojo story?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Gotta order off the menu, Rick…

  13. Anonymous says:

    The Koyotes last year had a small handful of people show for tryouts. They play in a legue with three teams (real teams) and usually a few pickup games. THey also have a history of not paying bills…

  14. Anonymous says:

    Don’t need any more non paying sports teams. thanks Truth

  15. Anonymous says:

    Enough with the jaded love stuff. Take it to Jerry Springer. Shows a real lack of emotional maturity by both parties to air the dirty laundry here.

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