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Glazer: Big Weeks for K-State, Mizzou, KU & Chiefs

Oh my, both K-State and Missouri in the hunt to win a division title… I know it doesn’t feel like it, but both teams seemingly are in a decent position to end the season on high notes. K-State will beat KU unless … Continue reading

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Hearne: Misguided Racism to Blame for Ferguson

Think of it as the Craig Glazer syndrome…. In the early days of the Bill Cosby rape controversy earlier this month, Glazer was quick to sympathize and explain away how Cosby’s charges were possibly either exaggerated or trumped up. Where were the women … Continue reading

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Hearne: Area Investigative Journalists as Endangered Species

Was a time investigative reporters at the Kansas City Star could phone it in… The award-winning journalists there were treated like “tribal elders” – men and women who through age and experience were respected and admired for their wisdom and held in high regard, … Continue reading

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Hearne: Ad Icon John Muller Dies & Much Ado About Nothing KU Win

Just what I needed, a weeklong battle with a cold/flu… Consider that my calling in sick after the fact. But I’m back and I’m bad, so where is that tub-O-lard Lazlo dude? I’ll tear him to pieces. He’d best pray … Continue reading

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Edelman: ‘Bad Jews’ @ The Unicorn, Good Muslims at KC Rep – Stand Tradition on its Ear

“Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as… as…a fiddler on the roof.”  Thus spake the poor milkman Tevye in the Broadway musical named after the precariously-placed musician. Up against a modern world turning its back on the … Continue reading

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Hearne: October Radio Ratings Range from Spooky to Pathetic

Since when does October not include Major League Baseball‘s ALCS, the World Series or Halloween?  Since right now, courtesy of Nielsen’s radio ratings. That’s because the “October” rating book runs from September 11 to October 8. Meaning a whole lot of USDA choice Kansas City … Continue reading

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Hearne: Why This Year’s Post Season Run By The Royals Matters Little

Local sports media (and jock sniffers) couldn’t wait to set the Royals World Series defeat aside and laud the arrival of a new golden age of baseball in Kansas City… It’s story that’s been written before, long before the Royals post season successes last month. Sportswriters are homers … Continue reading

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Hearne: Dissecting The Pitch ‘Best Of KC’ Awards

Who doesn’t like a good tip? Like, you should check out this new band, restaurant, etc, But at some point there is such a thing as to much of a good thing. And in the case of the 1014 Pitch … Continue reading

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Hearne: Frisco Follies Unfold Following ‘Royal Stomping’

I’ll let you in on a little secret… San Franciscans hate people referring to their town as Frisco. “Nicknames are supposed to embody some overall characteristic, not just act as a lazy surgery of the city’s name,” according to an online SF-based magazine. “There’s … Continue reading

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Hearne: ‘Us’ versus ‘Them’ in World Series Showdown

Think Midwestern values versus West Coast feng shui… The simple life versus a contrived one – the upper crust versus the help – it’s all on the line tonight when the Kansas City Royals clash with the San Francisco Giants in Game 6 of … Continue reading

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Paul Wilson: Ferguson Will Not Go Gentlly into That Good Night

The Michael Brown autopsy is out… And of all the pertinent facts regarding the young man shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson last August, the most damning is that Brown suffered a close range wound to his hand. In other words, he wasn’t mowed … Continue reading

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Paul Wilson: Ebola Czar Has No Clothes

I can’t get the Faux-Ebola panic off my mind… Fortunately more Americans have been married to Kim Kardashian than have died of Ebola. And frankly, I’m not sure which would be more painful, but that’s another story for another time. Ebola Czar … Continue reading

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Hearne: Midland Uses World Series as Excuse to Dump Ducats

Let’s see, you’re sitting on a you-know-what load of soft ticket shows and you want to save face – what to do? Well, there’s always the option of “papering the arena” as they say. Concert biz insiders are all too familiar with that … Continue reading

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Paul Wilson: Happy Columbus Day! Ripped Anybody Off Yet?

An unexpected trip to the bank this morning reminded me that it’s Columbus Day… Upon landing on these shores, Columbus journaled, “The Indians are so naive and so free with their possessions that no one who has not witnessed them … Continue reading

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Hearne: About This Year’s Royals-Cards World Series Matchup

It’s way too early to contemplate a Cardinals-Royals rematch… Or is it? Because aside from fears of jinxing things, it’s a reasonable possibility that this year’s Kansas City Royals could end up playing the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. You know, shades … Continue reading

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Stomper: The Glory Days of Professional Wrestling in Kansas City

Drift back with me now to the fall of 1964 in Kansas City…  The country was slowly recovering from the assassination of John F. Kennedy. We were well into the presidential campaign between Lyndon Baines Johnson and conservative stalwart Barry Goldwater. Ilus … Continue reading

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Sounds Good: War on Drugs @ Granada, Seinfeld @ Midland, Big Gigantic @ Crossroads KC

Saturday, October 11th The War on Drugs at the Granada in Lawrence This Philadelphia band has put out a couple of damn good albums over the last few years.  2011’s Slave Ambient was a lush take on droney, psychadelic rock. … Continue reading

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Hearne: Democrat Paul Davis Strip Club Misadventure May Be Fatal

Never been much for strip clubs myself… Don’t get me wrong, I’ve attended my share, but for writing stories in recent years. Long ago though I went with friends – first out of curiosity – later with married pals from Pembroke Hill…while I was still single, … Continue reading

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Hearne: ‘Midtown Men’ to Take Lied Center by Storm Thursday

One of the hottest tickets going goes down Thursday night in Lawrence… That’s when the Baby Boom’s answer to boy band One Direction – The Midtown Men – take the stage at the Lied Center of Kansas for a 7:30 p.m. two hour concert. … Continue reading

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