From Our View
W was in town Wednesday, Aug. 22. He made his way here to speak to attendees at the national convention of the VFW (headquartered in KC) military group. Also giving speeches during the convention were Hillary Clinton, Fred Thompson, John McCain and Barrack Obama. I didn't see any of them in person. Heard about lots of traffic snarls.Charles Gibson and the crew from ABC's "World News" will be checking out the sites in Kansas City. The Sept. 6 and Sept. 7 evening news broadcasts will air live from Kansas City's Liberty Memorial. The CBS Morning show broadcast from the same spot Aug. 10.
The Liberty Memorial honors those who served in WWI and was built shortly after the war ended. A fascinating museum only recently was added to the memorial. It is directly one block west of The Westin hotel, Crown Center and Hallmark headquarters. A really cool area of town.
Here's a pic of Mom over Memorial Day weekend as she stood on the memorial's deck. I think the news broadcasts will be set in about the same place. In the immediate background is Union Station (where the Amtrak train arrives/departs). Beyond is downtown KC. Just above Mom's head is the new Sprint Center, the venue for the 2008 Big 12 Basketball Tournament.