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22 Feb 2012 21:16


Tech: Crazy but true: Google wants to be your cable TV provider in Kansas City

  • then In May 2011, Google made Kansas City, Missouri the second location of their highly-sought-after Fiber Project. The deal? A reasonably-priced one gigabyte-per-second fiber optic internet connection for roughly 50,000 to 500,000 people. Google: Your internet company.
  • now Google just filed for a video franchise license with the Missouri Public Service Commission. Reports claim Google will do something similar in Kansas next week — suggesting Google’s ready to tackle Time Warner Cable on the television front, too. source

14 Oct 2011 16:09


U.S.: Kansas City bishop indicted for failing to report child abuse by priest

  • The first time a Catholic Church official has been charged: In what’s a major development regarding the sexual abuse scandals that have engulfed the Catholic Church since the 1980s, an official — and his diocese — have been charged with a crime. Bishop Robert Finn, above, who leads the Catholic Church diocese in Kansas City and nearby St. Joseph, has been charged with failing to report child abuse (the photography and possession of child pornography, specifically) allegedly committed by one of his priests. The diocese itself was also charged. Finn’s lawyer denies the allegations. Either way, yikes. source

11 Mar 2010 10:01


U.S.: Kansas City, Missouri will have lots of empty schools soon

  • 28 of Kansas City’s 61 schools will close this year, in the wake of budget shortfalls
  • 17k students are enrolled
    in the schools, which is half of what it was a decade ago
  • $50M will be saved with the moves, which are understandably controversial source

28 Feb 2009 17:02


Sports: You’re good Matt Cassel, but you’re no Tom Brady. See ya!

  • The replacement QB got traded to Kansas City. Cassel, formerly of the New England Patriots, spent years waiting in the wings behind Tom Brady, and he finally had his chance to prove himself after Brady had a knee injury. And he did, leading the team to a solid season and getting 21 TDs in the process. But that solid season didn’t compare to Brady’s epic, near-undefeated 2007. So off to the Chiefs (with Mike Vrabel) he goes. source