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by Alan Hoskins

The Kansas City Royals’ greatest baseball team is reuniting for a dynamic “Celebration of Champions.”

Thanks to the Kansas City Baseball Historical Society, nearly every member of the 1985 World Championship team will be on hand for a banquet at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino Thursday, Aug. 20, that will be open to the public.

Six members of the Royals Hall of Fame – George Brett, Frank White, Bret Saberhagen, Dennis Leonard, Hal McRae and Willie Wilson – head the list of 1985 standouts expected to attend. They will be joined by pitchers Danny Jackson, Mike Jones, Charlie Leibrandt, Steve Farr and Bud Black, catcher Jim Sundberg, infielders Steve Balboni, Buddy Biancalana and Greg Pryor and outfielders Lynn Jones, Darryl Motley and Pat Sheridan.

Three other Royals Hall of Famers are also expected, long-time scout Art Stewart, iconic groundskeeper George Toma and outfielder Amos Otis along with three special guests, Mrs. Dan Quisenberry, Mrs. Dick Howser and umpire Don Denkinger. Other past Royals who will attend include Brian McRae, Al Fitzmorris, U.L. Washington and Jay Hankins.

Pre check-in will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. for a reception where guests may meet players and take photos. A banquet buffet will begin about 7 p.m. with Royals players to be seated at various tables with KCBHS attendees. A program with former players reflecting on the 1985 championship season will follow.

Tickets are $75 and can be reserved by sending a check to KCBHS, Celebration of Champions Event, P.O. Box 10568, Kansas City, MO., 64188. Reservations can also be made on-line to mark.a.moore@sprint.com or by phone at 913-284-9729. However, no reservation will be completed until payment has been received. Non-KCBHS members will receive a free 6-month KCBHS trial membership.

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Wyandotte County is under a marginal risk of thunderstorms today, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)
Wyandotte County is under a marginal risk of thunderstorms today, according to the National Weather Service. (National Weather Service graphic)

Temperatures may climb as high as 90 today, with a heat index of 97, according to the National Weather Service.

There is a slight, 30 percent, chance of isolated thunderstorms today between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., according to the weather service. This morning, a storm system passed to the north of the Kansas City area.

A 20 percent chance of showers and storms continues tonight, the weather service said.

Hail and damaging winds are the primary threat with some of the strongest storms. Torrential rain will be possible with these systems, according to the weather service.

The widespread threat of storms will spread across the region Tuesday with an on-again-off-again chance of storms through Friday, the weather service predicted.

The weather service said there will be a 50 percent chance of precipitation on Tuesday. The high Tuesday will be near 85.

The chance of rain is 60 percent Tuesday night, when the low will be around 68, the weather service said.

Wednesday, there will be another chance of showers and storms, this time 40 percent, with a high of 82, according to the weather service. Wednesday night’s chance of rain will be 30 percent.

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An accident was reported Monday morning at I-635 southbound at Parallel Parkway. (KC Scout photo)
An accident was reported Monday morning at I-635 southbound at Parallel Parkway. (KC Scout photo)

An accident was reported Monday morning at I-635 and Shawnee Drive, according to KC Scout. (KC Scout photo)
An accident was reported Monday morning at I-635 and Shawnee Drive, according to KC Scout. (KC Scout photo)

Two accidents on I-635 in Wyandotte County were reported on Monday morning.

One of the accidents, according to KC Scout, was on I-635 southbound before Parallel Parkway.

The other accident was on I-635 southbound south of Shawnee Drive, KC Scout reported.

The accidents happened around 8 a.m.

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