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by FangKC
Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:32 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway Streetscape
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

Some Type of Reform Needs to Happen at KCPD

The inner core of Kansas City will never compete with the suburbs, or truly "take off" until city leaders deal with crime issues, and the perception of crime. For example, as I've said several times in other posts here, there are no police officers apparent on the streets of downtown. Many area resi...
by FangKC
Thu Dec 18, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: out in westport
Replies: 57
Views: 4643

Religious Zealots Bringing on the Apocalypse

My concern has always been that misguided religious zealots will cause the Apocalypse to occur not because it is God's plan, but because religious fanatics of many faiths believe it must. In fact, when you watch Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson, and compare them to the radical Islamic clerics, it app...
by FangKC
Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:42 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Broadway Streetscape
Replies: 15
Views: 2369

The Fuzz

I'm always amazed at how few cops I see around KC. I guess they must be prepping and preening for their appearances on "COPS."
by FangKC
Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:25 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: What's the deal with Waldo?
Replies: 10
Views: 1518

How did it get that name?

How did that area come to be known as Waldo? I know there was a streetcar station called that, but was that before the neighborhood developed, or was the train station called that because the area already had that name. I remember seeing TV ads for the old Waldo Astoria dinner theater when I was a k...
by FangKC
Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:17 am
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Is the Crossroads named so because...
Replies: 10
Views: 1995

Crossroads of the Continent

KC is the closest to being right. As early as 1928, Kansas City was being referred to by that name. An article was published in The New Republic magazine on May 16, 1928, entitled "Kansas City: Crossroads of the Continent" that was written by Shaemus O'Sheel. The name caught on primarily because Kan...
by FangKC
Tue Dec 16, 2003 3:41 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Phog.net is buzzing about Kemper Arena
Replies: 27
Views: 2291

Kemper is no longer suitable

I think it's obvious that Kemper is no longer suitable as the city's premier arena. It's okay for tractor pulls and monster truck rallies, and perhaps we should keep it for that purpose. Its location has always been its downfall. People don't stay downtown after events because there is nothing in th...
by FangKC
Tue Dec 16, 2003 1:53 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Over $1 billion in development?!?!
Replies: 7
Views: 770

Arena in Wyandotte Cty

DeadManWalking wrote:My real question is what the 8500 seat arena is going to be used for.


Hog-calling contests and buffalo chip-tossing (or cow-pies).
by FangKC
Mon Dec 15, 2003 10:01 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: A "real" science museum at Union Station
Replies: 46
Views: 4597

Yes, Greece

Ah yes, Greece, I should have guessed that. Do you have one of those long Greek names that end in "_____opoulos?" :lol:
by FangKC
Mon Dec 15, 2003 7:14 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: A "real" science museum at Union Station
Replies: 46
Views: 4597

Welcome

Welcome Alexi. Glad to have another MU person here. Don't worry about blabbing on and on. I do it all the time, and more extensively than you have done. Not many named Alexi here, is your family from Russia or Eastern Europe originally? Or did your parents just want a name that was different?
by FangKC
Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:53 am
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: I'm Graduated!!
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Details

Who is this Gary person? What is expanding photography? How much does it cost to go to his classes for a quarter? How many quarters does it require to graduate?
by FangKC
Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:22 am
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: 18th and Vine
Replies: 469
Views: 63855

Yep

Yes, 18th and Vine is an island of sorts--unconnected to downtown in many ways. I agree that the western approach on 18th St. leaves a lot to be desired. The industrial feel is sort of responsible for the disconnectness from downtown. I'm sure those industrial warehouses were seen as an improvement ...
by FangKC
Sun Dec 14, 2003 11:43 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: I'm Graduated!!
Replies: 6
Views: 942

Congrats

Congratulations Sonic. From what photo school did you graduate? You might try to set up a meeting with the photo editor at the KC Star to see if you can get work as a part-time photographer, or stringer as it's sometimes called. Often times, they hire people do take photos at odd hours when their re...
by FangKC
Sun Dec 14, 2003 11:31 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC Photo of the Week (12/1/03, My new home)
Replies: 10
Views: 935

The letdown.

Is part of the letdown of moving to the new building because you no longer work in Missouri's tallest building? :(
by FangKC
Sun Dec 14, 2003 8:09 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: General bitchery....
Replies: 11
Views: 1074

Where are the entrepeneurs?

I used to shovel snow for money when I was a kid too. It was almost expected of me. My mother would look at me and say, "get off your butt and go out and scoop some sidewalks. There are old people in town that can't do it."
by FangKC
Sun Dec 14, 2003 5:56 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Best sledding hills???
Replies: 22
Views: 2223

Childhood sledding memories

I grew up in a small town in NW Missouri that sat in a hollow among the bluffs of the Missouri River bottoms. Each year, a group (3-4 of us) of neighborhood boys would construct these crude sleds out of roofing tin and old lumber. The sled resembled a small raft (about the size of a full-sized bed) ...
by FangKC
Sun Dec 14, 2003 5:23 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Best sledding hills???
Replies: 22
Views: 2223

Re: hills

dangerboy wrote:That's Westwood Park, good place. Sometimes there's drunken sledding there at night :)


Is drunken sledding now a competitive event at the Olympics? The City's convention and tourism bureau should start promoting drunken sledding to tourists.


:cheers:
by FangKC
Sun Dec 14, 2003 1:48 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC Photo of the Week (12/1/03, My new home)
Replies: 10
Views: 935

We want to see the view.

We want to see the view of the city from inside the building. :P
by FangKC
Sun Dec 14, 2003 1:44 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: In the Life now open
Replies: 30
Views: 3827

Hehe

Hehe. :lol:
by FangKC
Sun Dec 14, 2003 1:40 pm
Forum: Urban Core
Topic: Park Lane Apts become hotel
Replies: 37
Views: 4615

Exacfly

The original intent of TIF money was to rescue blighted properties and areas, and provide investment in areas or structures that have difficulty receiving investment because of the expense involved in rescuing them. One could make the argument that funding that garage is necessary to save the Park L...
by FangKC
Sat Dec 13, 2003 8:31 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: KC Photo of the Week (12/1/03, My new home)
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Tupperware Party

Sonic, after you are more settled, you should host a tupperware party for all the contributors to this forum. ;-)

And how about some photos of the views from inside the building looking north and west.