Sale of Legends 14 Theatres to be considered at tonight’s UG meeting

A resolution allowing the Unified Government to sell the Legends 14 Theatre is on tonight’s UG Commission agenda.

The sale of the theater was discussed at a Monday night UG committee meeting.

Tonight’s UG Commission meeting begins at 7 p.m. April 30 at City Hall, Commission Chambers, 701 N. 7th, Kansas City, Kan.

A closed special session is scheduled at 5 p.m. April 30 in the 9th floor conference room at City Hall to discuss labor. At 6 p.m. April 30 in the Commission Chambers, there will be a graduation ceremony for Kansas City, Kan., police.

Several other items are on the 7 p.m. April 30 agenda:

– A resolution of intent to have a public hearing to issue $18 million in industrial revenue bonds for NPIF2 Kansas Avenue, LLC. The project is at 5100 Kansas Ave., near the Fleming Foods building. Commercial buildings would be renovated and there would be an addition of 50 new jobs.

– A special use permit application from Ben Barreth for Homes for Hackers LLC, to allow up to five individuals to operate businesses out of the home at 4428 State Line Road. This item passed the Planning Commission on a 6-2 vote.

– A change of zone from single family district to agriculture district for an accessory building at 2947 N. 91st St., applicant, Michael L. Kane.

– A special use permit for live entertainment in conjunction with existing restaurant at 151 S. 18th St., applicant, Jorge Salazar.
Renewal of a special use permit for a kennel for four dogs at 3322 N. 128th Court, applicant, Andrea J. Hulse.

– Renewal of a special use permit for a banner program in the Downtown Improvement District, applicant, Chuck Schlittler with Downtown Shareholders.

– Renewal of a special use permit for a trailer for monthly meetings and to keep supplies at 5035 Muncie Drive, applicant, Hill Top Saddle Club.

– Special use permit for signs for Legends Auto Mall at 1930 N. 98th St., applicant represented by Curtis Peterson with Polsinelli.

– Vacation of right-of-way and an alley at 1404 S. 37th St., applicant, Argentine Neighborhood Development Association. The address is the former Simmons Funeral Home.

Federal drug charges filed against man arrested in meth bust in KCK

Federal drug charges have been filed against a man arrested Tuesday in Kansas City, Kan., said U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

Domingo Uriarte,41, Los Angeles, Calif., is charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. An investigator’s affidavit filed in the case alleges Uriarte had approximately 100 pounds of methamphetamine in his truck when the Kansas Highway Patrol stopped him April 28 in Kansas City, Kan., for a traffic violation.

A trooper stopped Uriarte’s Ford F650 box truck near 10th and Kansas Avenue. In a large wooden crate containing a metal lathe, investigators found 15 tightly-wrapped bundles containing approximately 100 pounds of methamphetamine. While the truck was being inspected, Uriarte attempted to flee but was quickly recaptured.

If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than 10 years and a fine up to $10 million. The Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas City, Kan. Police Department investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Krug is prosecuting.

KCK firefighter wins case of beer – to be delivered by Clydesdales

by Mary Rupert
A Kansas City, Kan., firefighter has won a case of beer – to be delivered next week to his doorstep by a team of Budweiser Clydesdales.

Brandon Rogers, 22, a Kansas City, Kan., resident, said he was half-asleep when the call came today telling him that he won the contest.

He entered the contest after hearing about it at his apartment complex near The Legends Outlets.

“I just guess I was pretty excited,” Rogers said. “I think it would be pretty cool to see the Clydesdales.”

Rogers added he was a Budweiser fan. “That’s my favorite beer,” he said.

Beer distributor Wil Fischer Companies of Kansas sponsored the contest, he said.

The plan is to have a team of Clydesdale horses deliver the beer by going through Village West Parkway to the apartment’s clubhouse next Thursday (the event at the clubhouse is a private event), according to Rogers. He said that will also depend on the weather that day.

The Clydesdales will stop off at several restaurants at The Legends Outlets, dropping off cases of beer, according to the beer distributor.

Rogers is a native of Kansas City, Kan. He attended John F. Kennedy Elementary, Eisenhower Middle School and Basehor High School. He received his firefighter EMT certification after attending classes at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

There will be several opportunities for area residents to watch the Clydesdales next week at the Village West area, according to Lane Pratt, vice president with the Wil Fischer Distributing Co.

Pratt said he received all the entries for this contest, and this morning, had a computer pick one, and it turned out to be Brandon Rogers.

The Clydesdales are scheduled to make an appearance from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 7, parading through The Legends Outlets area. They are scheduled to be at the Lone Star steakhouse, Applebee’s, TGI Friday’s, Chili’s and Hooters, as well as at Danny’s Bar and Grill.

The Clydesdales are scheduled to be at the Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 8, where they will be outside the casino, he said.

They also are scheduled to be at the Kansas Speedway greeting fans from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 9, in front of the entrance area.

Pratt said the public is welcome to watch the Clydesdales at these public locations. If it rains, they will not be out in the weather, he added.