Starbeams: New Zoo Bear, The War on Meth, Interstate Blues, The Pope, Craig Glazer & Sporting Who?

It’s official.  The Kansas City Zoo will be getting a 23-year-old polar bear from a zoo in Minnesota.  The bear’s name is Berlin. Upon hearing the news the city of Leawood started exploring tax incentives to lure the bear to Kansas.

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Liberty Memorial has a good shot at becoming the official World War I Museum and Memorial.  The measure has passed the U.S. House and has support in the Senate.  Missouri will also be designated the official state for the War on Meth Memorial.

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71 highway is now Interstate 49.  The highway will eventually connect Canada with New Orleans.  Unfortunately, the deadly stoplights will not be removed from Bruce Watkins Parkway. So…what’s the point of an Interstate again?

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Street cars will be running in Kansas City for the first time in several decades.  Voters approved a 1 cent sales tax and property tax increase.  Soon riders will be able to take street cars from Union Station all the way to the edge of the fiscal cliff.

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The Pope delivered his first message on Twitter Wednesday.  I was surprised to see his first tweet include the phrase, “worst Royals trade ever.”

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A woman was arrested in the Barcelona airport for carrying 3 pounds of cocaine in her giant breast implants.  Or as Craig Glazer would describe her – just about perfect.

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Matt Besler has signed another contract with Sporting Kansas City.  I have no idea who he is, but it’s nice to write about a winning team occasionally.

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