Starbeams: Adios Skies, Peppercorn Duck & Hello Hasselhoff


In one of the biggest KC restaurant scene shake-ups ever, three longtime restaurants near Crown Center will close by year’s end. Benton’s Steakhouse, The Peppercorn Duck Club, and Skies will close when the Hyatt Regency Crown Center becomes a Sheraton. Skies will become a preferred customer lounge. It’s the city’s only revolving restaurant. Maybe it would have fared better if as the restaurant revolved, it went faster and faster and the floor dropped.



A small plane with one person aboard made a belly landing Wednesday at Wheeler Downtown Airport. The pilot was unable to lower the landing gear, and rescue personnel were waiting and he walked away unharmed. 

Even so, it was still more dramatic than the season finale of LOST.


The Ford Transit commercial van about to be manufactured at the Claycomo plant will be new to this country, but Europeans have loved it for decades. In fact, when you say “van” in Britain, people think of the Transit it’s so insanely popular there. People here just don’t get it;  we call it; THE DAVID HASSELHOFF EFFECT.

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