TOPIC 1: RATING THE HOME TEAM
After a year of planning by Kansas Citians, the All-Star game is soon to be history. Community leaders have been hoping the game and attendant activities will enhance Kansas City’s coffers and national image.
TOPIC 2: MISSING LINK
One thing missing for the All-Star game festivities was light rail transportation to the stadium. Recently, Star columnist Steve Kraske observed that there is not now–and likely never has been–a consensus that light rail should be a local priority.
TOPIC 3: BLABBERMOUTH QUIETED
The “Blabbermouth” website has been roundly criticized for printing names, addresses and pictures of Johnson County residents who have recently been arrested. The site owner has also sent letters to those people offering to remove them from his website for a $200-dollar fee. After news accounts of the website, the owner says he is changing formats, no longer asking for money and maintains “Blabbermouth” and similar sites are deterrents to crime.
TOPIC 4: JUST ADD RICE
Conservative columnist William Kristol, who was the first to predict Sarah Palin as the GOP vice-presidential nominee in 2008, now opines that the ticket may contain a woman this year, as well. Kristol is basing his view on public comments from Ann Romney who says a woman (or women) is among those under consideration for Mitt‘s V.P. Kristol thinks that Condoleeza Rice is the female candidate receiving the closest scrutiny.
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