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Bill Tammeus and his family have borne a deep personal loss since the terrorists’ attacks of September 11, 2001. His nephew, a bond analyst for Hancock Financial Services, was aboard the first plane to slam into the World Trade Center in New York City.
Caitlin Corcoran, James Chang, Cheetie Kumar, Liz Cook
While more than three dozen Kansas City restaurants have closed for good amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many, many more have managed to survive. But what lies ahead? The Independent Restaurant Coalition, formed earlier this year to advocate targeted federal assistance, has estimated that up to 85% of the country’s independent dining outlets are at risk of shutting their doors.
Arvelisha Woods, India Pernell, Lucy Rieger, Austin Suedmeyer, Liz Cook
More than three dozen Kansas City restaurants, from burger joints to fine food establishments, have permanently closed over the past 10 months, part of the heavy toll of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many more places have hung on, however … if barely.
Bluestem. Beignet. Poi-O. The Rieger. The toll of the COVID-19 pandemic extends all too sadly to some of Kansas City’s most adored restaurants, from burger joints to fine food establishments, which permanently closed their doors over the past 10 months amid emptied tables and bars and devastated bottom lines. The local dining industry may never be the same. And yet …
You might be steeped in Kansas City’s cowtown heritage, but how about the finer details – like the anatomical accuracy of the landmark, 5,500-pound fiberglass bull mounted 90 feet above Mulkey Square? There’s a Kentucky Derby-winning racehorse buried in a suburban cul-de-sac? What makes this the best place to ride out Armageddon?
Harry S. Truman was scarcely prepared to assume the presidency upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt in April 1945. He’d been vice president for all of 82 days. Seldom in that time had he made contact with FDR. The onetime Missouri haberdasher now would have to help form the post-World War II environment in Europe, where victory was weeks away.
It has been 10 months since the confetti fluttered in south Florida’s Hard Rock Stadium, since the Kansas City Chiefs ended their fitful, half-century quest for a second Super Bowl championship. Now, they’re trying to become first NFL franchise in 16 years to repeat.
For all of our divisions – underscored in the loud and contentious run-up to Election Day two weeks ago – we draw unity in America from sharing the same land. Journalist Tom Zoellner deftly explores that common denominator, frayed as it might be, in his book The National Road: Dispatches From a Changing America.