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A public open house on plans for the I-70 Lewis and Clark Viaduct will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at the Hilton Garden Inn-Eisenhower Room, 520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.

At the open house, the aesthetic design concept for the viaduct will be presented.

Those attending may see the viaduct design, and see a review of the project and a schedule. Kansas Department of Transportation staff members will be available to answer questions and discuss the design concept process. There is no formal presentation scheduled.

It is a drop-in event.  Burns and McDonnell of Kansas City, Mo., is handling the design. Those who require special assistance at the open house may call 816-349-6766.

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March 26
Theft, 700 block of North 38th, Hyundai Sonata, $6,000 value.
Burglary, 3000 block of South 53rd, safe, cash, necklace, $3,700 value.
Burglary, criminal damage, 1300 block of North 76th, window trim, $800 value.
Burglary, criminal damage, 2900 block of North 52nd, window pane, three televisions, $4,165 value.
Burglary, criminal damage, 3600 block of Farrow, handgun, two televisions, $1,249.99 value.

March 25
Burglary, criminal damage, 2600 block of South 28th, door frame damaged, can of tuna stolen, meat cleaver recovered, $106.25 value.

March 22
Burglary, 2800 block of Eaton, motorcycle, motorcycle jacket, helmet, $8,400 value.
March 15
Criminal use of financial card, 4600 block of Shawnee Drive, cash, $300 value.

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The New Bethel Church, 745 Walker Ave., Kansas City, Kan., plans an Easter Sunday celebration at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 20.

At 1 p.m., church members will head outdoors in jeans, athletic shoes and T-shirts as the preferred garb to make financial commitments.

The church members are forgoing their Easter finery at 1 p.m. as part of an outdoor service symbolizing their sacrifices for the church. Pastor A. Glenn Brady will lead the service of commitment and Resurrection Celebration, where members will make a financial commitment toward a new worship center and community outreach programs for the area.

Those attending the service will walk to an open field behind the church at 1 p.m. where they will nail their commitments to an 18-foot cross on the grounds where the new church building will be constructed.

The cross will be lifted up to symbolize the sacrifices that will be made by the members of the New Bethel Church to help others and better the community, a church spokesman said.

At the conclusion of the service, those who attend plan to release biodegradable balloons containing special prayer requests.

The church plans to build a new worship center that will seat more than 1,000 persons, a spokesman said. It will also remodel the current sanctuary to make a transition into a family life center to house the food pantry and other outreach initiatives.

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