Sam Knowlton

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Miracle cure

Rich spices, deep smoke bind Eudora family that produces Hombre jerky

The idea of a family business - guided by principles like secrecy and loyalty - might seem like a bygone concept.

Dancers to showcase Middle Eastern styles

For the 11th year, "Cairo on the Kaw" will present a smorgasbord of Middle Eastern dances. In keeping with the event's tradition, director Jo Anne Zingo-Hargis has drawn up an eclectic program.

Urban intrigue

Denizens of the concrete jungle explore their natural habitat

Three weeks ago, long before I had heard of "elevator surfing," "buildering" or "urban exploration," I never pictured myself trespassing aboard a leaky rowboat in a flooded underground business park in southern Kansas City. I am on an excursion with a team of amateur enthusiasts whose mission is to find, explore and document the hidden and obscure landmarks of metropolitan history.

Shipbuilding photographer follows sea, dreams

Boat installation among offerings in Downtown Gallery Walk

The swell of Chris Kilmer's passion is audible when he talks about the ocean. He reminisces about the thrill of crashing through giant waves in a one-person sloop. You can almost taste his devotion, like saltwater spray on the lips.

Film festival promises quick-shooting showdown

America's last land rush was unleashed from Caldwell in 1893. But June 3, 2005, marked the start of a modern rush, as 24 teams of filmmakers competed against one another to stake a claim of their own ... for a place in local cinematic history.

Kansan marooned on TV's 'Real Gilligan's Island'

"It's about the age-old question: Mary Ann or Ginger?," says Randi Silvers, an Edwardsville native and one of 14 new members of TBS's reality show "The Real Gilligan's Island." Silvers was selected as one of two women cast for Mary Ann's character on the show. She emphasizes her position was merely to represent the original Mary Ann, with no acting or role-playing involved.

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