August 8, 1991 |
No Kansas City Tax to Lure McDonnell: Kansas City, Mo., voters rejected 62% to 38% a property tax increase to help build a factory for McDonnell Douglas Corp. if the aircraft maker decides to put one there. In June, St. Louis-based McDonnell Douglas named the city among others under consideration for a plant to build its MD-12 passenger jet.
September 10, 1991 |
In spite of a campaign to make August a "murder-free" month in Kansas City, Mo., 15 homicides were recorded, the most for any month this year. In an average month, the city of 430,000 has about nine slayings. But a decline in less serious assaults led some organizers, such as City Councilwoman Carol Coe, to say the effort should continue.
June 5, 2007 |
After eight years and $94 million, the expansive new addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., opens to the public Saturday. The Bloch Building, designed by New York architect Steven Holl, flanks the venerable Nelson-Atkins on its east side, spilling glass and metal next to the museum's original 74-year-old main hall.
December 13, 2001 |
Authorities in Michigan and Missouri tried to determine how copies of Aviation Week and Chemical Week magazines had turned up in an abandoned Al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan. A copy of the aviation magazine bearing the Ann Arbor, Mich., address of an information company called ProQuest and the name "Universal Microfilms Inc." was found earlier this week. Also found was a chemistry text and a copy of Chemical Weekly addressed to the Kansas City, Mo., public library.
December 2, 2006 |
World War I ended nearly 90 years ago, only a few of its U.S. veterans are still alive and, about a decade ago, its national monument was closed after years of neglect and deterioration. But this weekend, the "war to end all wars" takes center stage when the National World War I Museum opens in Kansas City, Mo., giving the public a chance to learn about -- and from -- the conflict that catapulted the United States toward superpower status.
September 4, 2003 |
As President Bush heads for the Midwest today to trumpet his economic program, his first stop, in Kansas City, Mo., illustrates the trouble that he faces with the election year's approach. The metropolitan area has been walloped by the loss of nearly 10,000 high-paying telecom jobs and -- in a recovery that's so far jobless -- there is little relief in sight.