Halls Plaza will close next summer and consolidate into a larger, remodeled Halls Crown Center some 20 blocks away. The downside; this is the last anchor tenant and old guard, local store left on the Plaza. On a positive note, this will consolidate all the pretentiousness into a single location.
Reliable sources tell me that three new tenants will occupy the old Halls space; Dollar General, Dollar Store and Dollar Tree.
Ferret Mom was sentenced this week to 30 days drug treatment and two years probation during which time she can have no contact with her five kids, four of which were not ferret food. The ferret chewed off all of her four month-old child’s fingers with the exception of two thumbs and part of a pinky, while mom and dad called and texted one another from various places other than the home while the attack was taking place. The 911 call was made from the home, however.
Jackson County Judge Michael Manners told Waldo she had “created a substantial risk” in allowing the animal to have access to the child. The child agreed and gave the Judge a congratulatory high one and fist bump.
A tiny, independent, virtually unknown local coffee shop got a letter from the all-but-forgotten rock group Twisted Sister saying, “Knock it off!”
Jay Jay French, a founder and the business manager of the ’80s hard rock band makes it his hobby to keep an eye on the Internet for any use of the name, then sics the band’s attorney on them.
In this case, as with a lot of people, the coffee shop owner says she never even know heard of Twisted Sister and stated, “We’re not going to TAKE IT!”
Seems the band’s attorney gobbles up URL’s and scares people off with relative ease while looking for a settlement for usage of the name outside of the entertainment world. His favorite fee is $100 a year with the fee being donated to a nonprofit that supports the eye disorder his daughter has.
Me, I’d think the band do anything possible to keep its name in front of people. A name that I frankly would love to forget.
The Who sang “We’re Not Going to Take It” on the band’s 1969 album Tommy. Fifteen years later Twisted Sister sang its hit, “We’re Not Going to Take It” in 1984.
Don’t you just hate it when someone rips off a name for their own benefit?
Two breeds of snakes – and no, not Harley or Stan Greenberg – get an $85,000 Extreme Home Makeover in Shawnee, for a project held up since 2007 when it was learned that these two endangered breeds live in the parkland that’s become their natural habitat. Roughly an 11 acre area.
I spoke with Johnson County Commissioner Michael Ashcraft and based on what he told me and my own research, to say the snakes “live there” is a misnomer. They are Eastern US snakes and Sjawnee sits on the far Western extreme of their border.
In fact, none of them has never been seen there.
I told Michael that as soon as this all gets approved I’m filing an injunction stating this also disrupts the home of Sasquatch, even though he’s never been seen there either.
The remodel price tag is down from the original $250K – $1.4M estimate. Only seems fitting that the project is for a sewer, since that’s where all the money seems to be going.