Vahe Gregorian: While we hold out for heroes, a fan's fascinating ideas for honoring Joe Delaney in KC
Adam Jassey has lived his entire life in New York, but he was raised to be a Chiefs and Royals fan because his father went to medical school here at the Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine (now Kansas City University) from 1966-1970.His parents, he wrote in a recent e-mail, “wanted to bring KC back home to New York.”That explains why even from there Jassey, a 46-year-old attorney, named a son Brett (after George Brett) and knows that the date he attended his first Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium (Sept. 17, 1995) was the day Patrick Mahomes was born.It also helps explain why the deep l...
The Kansas City Star
How to explain this time of pandemic to future generations? Museums are figuring it out now, even as coronavirus spreads
PHILADELPHIA —A few hours after the twin towers fell, Jan Ramirez recalled, a colleague’s ash-covered husband walked into her workplace at the New York Historical Society, stripped off his dust mask, and set it on her desk.“Consider this your first artifact donation,” he said.It would not be the last. In the weeks and months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Ramirez and other archivists and curators worked to locate and identify objects and documents — from bent steel beams to “missing” posters — that would help tell the story to future generations.“The first order was triage, get the material...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Quarantine cookbook offers whimsical look at pandemic
SAN DIEGO — In a lighthearted take on the pandemic, a local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution published what they call a “Quarantine Cookbook.”There are recipes for shut-in favorites, such as “Flatten the Curve” Granola, “Lockdown” Chicken Tacos and Pasta “Fauci” along with “Infectious” Breakfast Casserole and “Viral” Chocolate Mug Cake.The Escondido, California-based Rincon del Diablo Chapter put together 85 time-honored recipes all with a dash of wit and whimsy. The cookbook is sprinkled with anecdotes from the quarantine and colonial-style illustrations hearkening back to ...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Dahleen Glanton: By supporting Confederate monuments, Donald Trump sides with racists
If there was doubt about where the president stands on the issue of racism in America, he made it clear during his campaign rally Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Donald Trump is on the side of Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.His heroes are the Confederate leaders who split America in two in order to maintain the institution of slavery. Why else would he describe statues erected across the South after the Civil War as “our beautiful monuments”?Statues of Lee, who led the Confederate army, the slain soldiers he commanded and others have stood in public squares across America fo...
Sister of Nicole Brown Simpson on release date of Ford Bronco: 'Are you kidding me?'
Tanya Brown didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when she learned that Ford Motor Co. planned to reveal the all-new Ford Bronco on July 9.“Is that on purpose?” she asked. “My first reaction was, ‘are you kidding me? This is funny?’ “The Brown family is surprised the world premiere of the popular SUV falls on the birthday of former football star Orenthal James “O.J.” Simpson, who led police on a slow-speed chase in a Ford Bronco through Los Angeles after the stabbing deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in 1994.“I just don’t know if it’s a good marketing twist,” ...
Detroit Free Press
Amid coronavirus, Pulse remembrance will be mostly virtual
ORLANDO, Fla. — In a time of social distancing, Friday’s remembrance of the 2016 Pulse nightclub massacre will be different from years past, but church bells will still sound, rainbow flags will still wave, and the 49 individuals who lost their lives will not be forgotten.“The current public health crisis won’t prevent us from spreading the message of love and hope and unity,” said Jennifer Foster, executive director of One Orlando Alliance, a coalition formed in the aftermath of the June 12 mass shooting at the club four years ago. “The Pulse tragedy was the darkest day in Orlando’s history, ...
John M. Crisp: Why I still love the post office
Every few years I write a column about the United States Postal Service. In 2009 I just about wrote it off. That year the Postal Service faced a $7 billion revenue shortfall, and 700 post offices were slated for closure.The problem wasn’t inefficiency or mismanagement. The previous year the post office had delivered 212 billion pieces of mail — 46% of the world total — with an on-time delivery rate between 94 and 97 percent.Still, mail volume was dropping and the Postal Service appeared to be an inevitable victim of a cultural shift as profound and revolutionary as the one that occurred when t...
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