What a way to start the season. After 13 innings and a 7-7 score, the Kansas City T-Bones and Lincoln Saltdogs season opener Thursday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark was suspended until Friday night.
After giving up five runs in the sixth and seventh innings, the T-Bones answered with three runs in the eighth. And then, trailing 7-5, Danny Richar singled home David Espinosa before scoring on a fielder’s choice by Nick Giarraputo.
The T-Bones threatened in the bottom of the 13th after Robby Kuzdale and Espinosa singled, and then advanced to second and third, respectively, on a one-out wild pitch by Conor Spink, the seventh Lincoln pitcher of the game. However, Danny Richar struck out and Bryan Sabatella grounded out, stranding Kuzdale and Espinosa.
The game will resume at 6 on Friday night. Shortly after the conclusion, the T-Bones will face off with Lincoln at 7:05 in the second game of the four-game series. Tickets are available by calling the Providence Medical Center Box Office at CommunityAmerica Ballpark at 913-328-5618.
Melissa Pegel, Josie Hensley, Danielle Caruthers, Pauline Karan work with customer, Mazine Boyice at KCKCC-TEC. (KCKCC photo)
by Kelly Rogge
With graduation nearing, four students in the Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Technical Education Center Cosmetology program are preparing for the next chapter of their lives.
Danielle Caruthers, Melissa Pegel, Josie Hensley and Pauline Karan have all been enrolled in the program for two years.
Each will be graduating with a Cosmetology Certificate of Completion and Cosmetology License.
The four graduates had a unique experience of being in both the old KCKCC-TEC facility and new building, which opened in August 2013.
They said the new location is modern and offers a great opportunity to work hands-on with customers, using what they learned in the classroom.
“I chose the cosmetology program because I have always loved to do hair,” Karan said. “What I liked most about this program was the fact that it was Monday through Friday, and you get to learn everything there is to know about hair.”
The cosmetology program at KCKCC-TEC is a 50 credit hour program for high school and postsecondary students.
The goal is to prepare students to take the Kansas Board of Cosmetology written and performance exam, which is required before a graduate can become a licensed cosmetologist.
Courses in the program include scientific concepts, physical services, chemical services, hair designing and business practices.
“I love to make people feel great and beautiful,” Pegel said. “I loved all of my instructors. We had this beautiful new building and great instructors to help us learn. I feel like I am now part of KCKCC history.”
For more information on the cosmetology program or any of the programs at KCKCC-TEC, call 913-288-7800 or visit the KCKCC website at www.kckcc.edu/academics/TEC/.
Pauline Karan, Melissa Pegel, Interim Fulltime Faculty- Cosmetology, Ralph Bautista, Danielle Caruthers and Josie Hensley. (KCKCC photo) Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, center, visited with U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, left, and State Sen. David Haley, right, today at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kansas City, Kan. Dole is making a swing through Kansas, meeting people face to face. (Photo by William Crum)
by William Crum
Former Sen. Bob Dole came back to Kansas to visit the people who got him elected to office.
Bob Dole is truly a Kansas legend. While in office he did a lot for Kansas; in downtown Kansas City, Kan., there is a federal courthouse named after him.
“I want to thank Kansans for what they have done for me, I really appreciate that. I really miss being in office representing Kansas,” said former Sen. Bob Dole.
Dole was a student at the University of Kansas in 1945. When the war broke out he decided to volunteer for the Kansas Army Reserve and eventually he got sent to fight in the Army during World War II. He was injured and he received the Purple Heart. When he got back from the war, Kansas is where he decided to run for public office.
When asked you think of the temporary closing of the National Agricultural Hall of Fame in Bonner Springs, Kan., he replied “I was not aware that they were temporarily closed. Agriculture plays a major role in the American way of life. We should all be proud of our agricultural history. I will find out from Sen. Pat Roberts on what is going on with the National Agricultural Hall of Fame.”
Former Sen. Bob Dole was a strong advocate for the family farms, particularly in Kansas, his home state.
More than 100 people came by the Hilton Garden Inn in Kansas City, Kan., to greet him, including Congressman Kevin Yoder and State Sen. David Haley. Many marveled at Dole’s wit. For the most part he is in good health, and he still lives in Washington, D.C.
Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, right, visited with Unified Government Commissioner Mike Kane, left, today at the Hilton Garden Inn in Kansas City, Kan. Dole is making a swing through Kansas, meeting people face to face. (Photo by William Crum) Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole visited with the public during a meeting today at the Hilton Garden Inn, Kansas City, Kan. (Photo by William Crum)