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by kclofter
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: A good suit
Replies: 26
Views: 6088

Re: A good suit

Anybody have any luck at Slabotsky & Sons or Michaels? Jos A. Bank scares me. I buy all of my clothes at Michaels - won't go anywhere else - local retailer, been in business >100 years. Service is great - find a salesman you like and stick with him. Don't know what price range you are looking for, ...
by kclofter
Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Demolition at 43rd and Main?
Replies: 63
Views: 8054

Re: Demolition at 43rd and Main?

lock+load wrote:So what was previously on this corner? It's been vacant as long as I can remember.
Years ago, one of the pediatric neurologists from Children's Mercy had an antiques store that faced 43rd. The building was eventually demolished.
by kclofter
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: NBADF selects Manhattan, KS
Replies: 36
Views: 2661

Re: NBADF selects Manhattan, KS

Hmmmmm....maybe the Teabaggers should help the farmer's finance the protection of their industry. OTOH, maybe the govt should help protect our food supply from the biohazards and genetic re-engineering developed by Monsanto, et al.
by kclofter
Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What newspapers do you read?
Replies: 11
Views: 932

Re: What newspapers do you read?

NYT & Star daily online; Sunday NYT in hardcopy. About 2 years ago we received both in hardcopy - Star took literally about 30 seconds to read. I found that we let the NYT dailies pile up unopened as we were reading online. So, cancelled the dailies and saved $600 annually and perhaps a portion of a...
by kclofter
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Kansas City Scene
Topic: Sulzberger: A Vegetarian's Struggle for Sustenance in KC
Replies: 43
Views: 3192

Re: Sulzberger: A Vegetarian's Struggle for Sustenance in KC

The article was a bit condescending to KC and tended to reinforce stereotypes (cowtown).
by kclofter
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:47 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: independent radiation monitoring
Replies: 18
Views: 1901

Re: independent radiation monitoring

This study is what I feared and seems a portent. Sadly, Kansas City is noted to have been in the radiation plume. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/medical-journal-article-14000-us-deaths-tied-to-fukushima-reactor-disaster-fallout-2011-12-19 Don't worry too much. The estimate is about half of the nu...
by kclofter
Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Health in the Medical Industry
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: Health in the Medical Industry

Been in healthcare for 30 years. 1 out of three people are obese - 2 out of three are overweight. So, 2/3 of most people we see are overweight. Then go to a hospital where the clothing is not designed to flatter anyone - suddenly, everyone looks bad. Healthcare is similar to the general population -...
by kclofter
Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Verizon 4G is ON!
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: Verizon 4G is ON!

shinatoo wrote:Anyone else experiencing 4g/3g data outage. I have nothing out here in Lee's Summit.
The IT dept at work issued a message this afternoon that Verizon 4G outages are occurring all across the city.
by kclofter
Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Urban Living
Topic: Conover Place Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 3626

Re: Conover Place Questions

One of the places we like is the Conover Place lofts in the River Market area. I'm curious if anyone here has experience with the place good or bad and any other things we should be considering. We've mostly focused in the River Market area, but have looked a bit downtown at financial district and ...
by kclofter
Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Out of Town Talk
Topic: STL #1 in Bar B Que ???
Replies: 30
Views: 2430

Re: STL #1 in Bar B Que ???

StL_Dan wrote:Maulls and pork steaks are made for each other. :-)
I remember their TV commercials as a kid in the 60's - "Don't baste that bar-b-q....Maull it!"
by kclofter
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:55 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5390
Views: 445699

Re: Proposed Downtown Street Car on Display Tuesday at Union Station

KCMax wrote: But its VERY slow.
The batteries last longer that way.
by kclofter
Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCMO Downtown Streetcar
Replies: 5390
Views: 445699

Re: KCMO Downtown Streetcar

How easily do these new street cars traverse steel plates?
by kclofter
Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Interest check: Shared car system in KC?
Replies: 11
Views: 1615

Re: Interest check: Shared car system in KC?

This sounds like great news.  I've emailed Council to get more info.
by kclofter
Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MIT study regarding perception of cities: take the poll!
Replies: 1
Views: 405

Re: MIT study regarding perception of cities: take the poll!

Looks like they need a lot more votes - goal is a million and they're at 129K.
by kclofter
Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: 45th, Rockhill & W Gilham
Replies: 21
Views: 2086

Re: 45th, Rockhill & W Gilham

I've been driving through that intersection since August of 1974 and have never seen an accident (which of course, doesn't mean it hasn't happened).   Seriously, the cars just seem to obey and behave properly.
by kclofter
Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fairway vs. Waldo
Replies: 71
Views: 4259

Re: Fairway vs. Waldo

What is it that you do inside the house?  What is it that you do _outside_ of the house?  How many hours each?  Which has a more meaningful livability factor for you?  Consider taking the time and write down _the details_ of how you live, when you do it, how long you do it, what you do on weekdays/w...
by kclofter
Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can anyone recommend a bike?
Replies: 10
Views: 864

Re: Can anyone recommend a bike?

I'm willing to spend a decent amount of scratch if its worth it, but would prefer not to pay too much as I'm not looking for a high performance bike or anything. And what are some good local places to shop? I bought a Giant Sedona, 21 speed at River Market Cyclery 2004.  It has about 10 miles on it...
by kclofter
Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dumped TimeWarner cable modem for Clearwire wireless internet
Replies: 110
Views: 10597

Re: Dumped TimeWarner cable modem for Clearwire wireless internet

smh wrote: Which plan are you on?!
Standard.  This speed is new - in the past, I've averaged 5-7 Meg.
by kclofter
Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dumped TimeWarner cable modem for Clearwire wireless internet
Replies: 110
Views: 10597

Re: Dumped TimeWarner cable modem for Clearwire wireless internet

smh wrote: Can any Time Warner customers in RM/downtown/CC/midtown please let me know what is your connection speed?
Plaza, TWC.  3/17/11 20:53.
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