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Saturday, October 02, 2010

Shooting in KC-KS Saturday Morning Seriously-Injures Victim

Once again- the Guns of The New-Old West were blazing overnight.

Besides the KC-MO homicide-another young man suffered serious to critical injuries when he was shot just before 2 a.m. in the area of Kansas Avenue and 10th Street.

KC-KS Fire department EMS said the "18-year-old" victim had been shot twice-once in the upper leg- shattering a thigh bone- then shot again in his upper abdomen.

Police didn't have any suspect info initially and were investigating the incident.

A Chance of Frost In The Forecast

It's early October and the growing season is coming to an end- especially so as your National Weather Service (NWS) has issued frost advisories for parts of Kansas- Missouri- Nebraska and all of Iowa tomorrow morning.

With lessening winds- clear skies and dry air- temperatures could fall to the lower to middle 30's Sunday and Monday mornings over the blue-colored advisory areas- which includes Metro and MetroRegion Kansas City.

The very fine early autumn weather pattern shows signs of returning to a wetter regime next weekend- so enjoy the warm days and cool nights today and tomorrow.

Shooting Homicide Near KC-MO Crossroads-Power and Light Districts

It was 2:35 a.m. Saturday morning when KC-MO Center Patrol officers were sent to investigate the sounds of shots fired- possibly a shooting- in the 1800 block of Grand Boulevard near downtown.

Officers arrived moments later to find a yet-unidentified man in his later teens or early 20's dead inside a car outside of the nightclub Balanca's.

A witness reports the shooter(s) left in "a silver (colored Ford) Taurus-" but police didn't have or weren't releasing any suspect information later Saturday

Police did release the identity of the victim and that was 20-year-old Jeremy Mott of KC-MO..

CSW offers our solemn condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Mott.

Please watch KSHB41 NBC Action News at 6 am- 5 and 10 pm for details ...



Just had to tell your readers and you, here, that I hope you have a most wonderful and special Happy Birthday. Your genuine concern for those who are less fortunate is a most honorable trait. Your consistant dedication to your blog, although labor intensive, is your gift to all who may, whether they know it or not, need to know truths unwritten in other places. I respect and admire the man you are, always have and always will. I walk beside you, loving you always. bjb

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Actor-Artist Tony Curtis Dies

He made 100 films in a career that spanned 61 years.

He played a magician in one of his first starring roles- 1953's 'Houdini.'

He teamed with another fave actor of mine- Jack Lemmon- and he won critical acclaim in 1959's 'Some Like It Hot' with blonde sensation Marilyn Monroe and that same year- he got to act next to one of his idols- Cary Grant- in the first film I saw him in at the old Isis Theater at 31st Street and Troost: 'Operation Petticoat.'

I would see him again on the big screen- in 1968 at a Metro Plaza theater playing Albert DeSalvo who was The Boston Strangler.

He had a daughter by one of his wives (he would marry 6 times) Janet Leigh- who would also become an acclaimed actress- Jamie Lee Curtis- as well as another daughter Kelly.

In later life- his paintings won him more honors from the art world.

Born June 3, 1925 as Bernard Schwartz in New York City- he changed his name to Tony Curtis when his acting career took off in the late 1940's after a stint in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

Like many other Hollywood stars from that earlier 'Golden Era-' it is with sadness that I report the passing of Mr. Curtis at his home in the Las Vegas area late Wednesday at the age of 85.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Taking A Much-Needed Break

hanks for tuning in to CSW although I haven't posted much this week.

It's 'birthday week' and after 4-1/2-years and almost 4500 posts- I need a break from this blog.

Taking a break from all the political and all the too-many other ads on TV too- and I may just continue THAT break until mid-November (possibly longer).

I don't listen to local 'talk radio' at all- haven't for more than 20 years- so I don't need a break from that.

I've got a woman- kids- grandkids- pets- family and friends  who would probably like a tenth of the attention I give to all the goings-on that I post here- news- weather and everything else.

I haven't wrote nor made any music for almost 10 years now- and that part of my soul is tugging hard at my sleeve.

Although I work for the local news media and have for almost 20 years now- this blog doesn't earn me or mine a dime and- quite frankly- sometimes becomes a burden.

I'm not happy with the way things are going both financially and politically in this country and I realize (know) that what little things I have to say about it isn't going to change very much- if any at all.

When your
biggest blog post for the past 2 weeks is a picture of American actress/singer Connie Stevens posted more that a year ago- it makes one stop and wonder if all the other stuff one busts their butt to post is making any difference at all.

In plain words- my batteries have run down right now- and a deep- slow charge is in order.

The weather is very fine- soon we will all be blessed by some fantastic colours and- by the Grace of The Great Spirit- Ms. Rittenhouse and I are going to go enjoy them this year and spend a little quality time together.

Therefore- a break is in order as well as thanks to you- the reader- for putting up with all this and me as long as you have.

Bless you and yours- and give yourself a much-needed break too- will ya?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Boring Machine Creates Excitement in Olathe

Maybe the machine tied one on this past weekend for- as shown here- the KANSAS CITY (MO) STAR reports that "a boring machine" punctured a natural gas main in Olathe on Strang Line near West 120th Street.

Then again- maybe the boring machine was tired of lackluster Mondays....