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by Major KC Fan
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 646
Views: 88566

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

There’s not enough acreage in the Africa plains area for the African elephants. The AZA has habitat standards that have to be met by members to house African elephants. There is a planned tram stop under construction with the exhibit if the plans announced and information I’ve seen as a member of Fr...
by Major KC Fan
Thu Nov 24, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Interesting new ad campaign from KU
Replies: 102
Views: 12863

Re: Interesting new ad campaign from KU

MoMan just doesn't get it. Nuff said.
by Major KC Fan
Wed Nov 23, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: Kansas City Sports
Topic: Interesting new ad campaign from KU
Replies: 102
Views: 12863

Re: Interesting new ad campaign from KU

Another like here--The KC area has more KU fans by far than that other school, and the entire area has historically been oriented towards the west.
by Major KC Fan
Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Koch Brothers behind effort to break unions in Wisconsin, elsewhere
Replies: 75
Views: 8522

Re: Koch Brothers behind effort to break unions in Wisconsin

All I can add to this discussion is that if you value your yearly vacations, health plans and weekends please thank unions for standing up, and in some cases in our history, shedding their blood for workers to enjoy more in life than unsafe, overworked lives. Bargaining rights are just that, bargain...
by Major KC Fan
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 646
Views: 88566

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

The signals at Meyer Blvd and Swope Pkwy were dismantled quite a few years ago--probably due to lack of traffic count. I'd like to see the intersection re-signaled with the increased traffic that now enters the park. Greater signage like the entry gates next to Starlight that you pass through on the...
by Major KC Fan
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 646
Views: 88566

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

Great news!!! Now if only the remaining two Missouri counties that had valid petitions for a vote (Platte and Cass counties) can hold a vote. The next legislative priority should be to orchestrate a vote on the Kansas side to truly make this a metro-wide resource for an economic generator that can b...
by Major KC Fan
Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 646
Views: 88566

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

I remember reading in The Star that FOTZ did approach both counties with similar proposals to help fund the special election. If not offered up front, they would certainly have been willing to discuss with the county officials. I also remember reading in The Pitch that at least one of the county com...
by Major KC Fan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Kansas City Photos
Topic: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Crossroads District
Replies: 10
Views: 2940

Re: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Crossroads Dist

Grid you truly brighten our day when you post your photos! They are the best!
by Major KC Fan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 646
Views: 88566

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

Obviously the Neanderthals that approve elections in Platte and Cass counties want to kill the penguins!! Perhaps they'd like to open their own zoos featuring the most common birds in their counties--pigeons! Petitions were signed and validated that mandate elections in both counties--let the people...
by Major KC Fan
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: Union Station
Replies: 1613
Views: 181122

Re: The Star: Pull Union Station out of mediocrity

I'd like to see what the $20m gets us at Corinthian Hall first, even though US is much more accessible for most people. If Corinthian Hall could be KC history oriented and the natural history component positioned at US, it would be two separate draws for two different types of museum goers. KC histo...
by Major KC Fan
Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: OFFICIAL - Performing Arts Center construction
Replies: 2333
Views: 254547

Re: OFFICIAL - Performing Arts Center construction

I agree with you Fang, you generally get what you pay for, whether it be material items or work quality.
by Major KC Fan
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Kansas Suburbs
Topic: 39th St./KU Med development?
Replies: 193
Views: 46038

Re: 39th St./KU Med development?

Not the only academic center in KC.  Truman/UMKC has an academic program that includes rotations with St. Luke's.  As a KU grad I take pride in the development of the KU Med complex and academic program, but still need to give props to the UMKC program--the only 6 year residency program in the area ...
by Major KC Fan
Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 646
Views: 88566

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

Guess I'm a "glass half-full" person.  I'm all for anything that brings more customers to the zoo.  It results in greater revenues and potential for more growth, hopefully along the lines of their 20 year plan that I saw this winter.
by Major KC Fan
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 646
Views: 88566

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

Should have clarified.  It doesn't go over either the rhinos or the hippos, just the open savannah area with giraffes, zebras, ostriches, all of which could inflict some damage if you survive the fall.  That being said, I'm sure the legal team for the zoo will have all in order to keep liability to ...
by Major KC Fan
Tue May 31, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 646
Views: 88566

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

The lift only goes over herbivores.  Sorry, no free entertainment other than watching people that have never been on a lift. Was at the zoo this weekend (Sunday) and it was crowded--about 9,000 plus.
by Major KC Fan
Wed May 04, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: KCI Passenger Use Soars
Replies: 185
Views: 19245

Re: KCI Passenger Use Soars

Anyone know anything about Delta ramping up their schedule from KCI?  Did I miss an announcement?  I was on the FlyKCI site tonight and when checking the non-stop destinations page, found that there were quite a few cities on the list that had Delta starting new service June 6th. 
by Major KC Fan
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:41 pm
Forum: Downtown
Topic: UMB HQ Landscaping
Replies: 26
Views: 4906

Re: UMB HQ Landscaping

The original plan was for a terraced 14 story tower that followed the "U" shaped interior space of the building.  Too bad it wasn't built--that would have somewhat helped to make up for destroying the Emery, Bird, Thayer department store building--a real jewel!!!
by Major KC Fan
Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:54 pm
Forum: Kansas City Transportation
Topic: Johnson County Transit (The JO)
Replies: 329
Views: 50971

Re: Johnson County Transit (The JO)

I don't use the JO due to my job entailing traveling to more than a single office, but I do see JO riders waiting out in the weather for the buses.  It would seem to be a smart business move to provide shelters at larger JO stops for those riders.
by Major KC Fan
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: General Kansas City
Topic: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)
Replies: 646
Views: 88566

Re: Fixing the KC Zoo (ongoing)

I attended an open house last week for Friends of the Zoo, etc. guests to preview the concepts.  The idea has a lot of merit as it clusters food, shops, activities etc. around key displays like the polar bear exhibit.  I'm not too keen on closing the side loop to the gorillas as I still like the swi...