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America Toasted End to Prohibition 40 Years Ago
Article about the growth of organized crime and methods of undercover law enforcement during the Prohibition era, listed as beginning on January 20, 1920, with the 18th Amendment to the Constitution, and...
Attitudes About Drinking Changing on Campus
Describes college students' attitudes toward alcohol consumption.
Billy Sunday's Ten Commandments
File containing a clipping about the religious recommendations of prominent evangelist Billy Sunday (1862-1935), a native of Iowa preaching against alcohol abuse.
Board of Review Overturns License Denial
Photo and article about Club Millennium, a "dance hall at 6000 Independence Ave." receving a liquor license in an overturned court decision in 2001.
Carry Nation Spirit Lives
Article on the life and legacy of temperance advocate Carry Nation, buried in a Belton, Missouri, cemetery. Cass County liquor still served only with food in Nation's memory.
Cheers! At City Hall, All Drinkers Aren't Created Equal
Article desribing the arrest and DUI charge of Eldon Audsley, director of Kansas City's Division of Regulated Industries. In this position, Audsley supervised liquor control in city restaurants and bars....
June 1-7, 2006
Brief article describes The Ship, a saloon once located at 411 E. 10th Street. The author also delves into the details of the oldest liquor licenses in Kansas City, among which is that of the Peanut's...
Jazz Jam Crashers
October 26-November 1, 2006
Article describes the stricter enforcement of liquor regulations at the Mutual Musicians Foundation in October, 2006. The building, which hosts famous after-hours jam sessions for jazz musicians and fans,...
KC Brewer Bottles Bragging Rights
July 16, 2008
Because of the pending buy-out of Anheuser-Busch brewery by Belgium-based In-Bev, Kansas City's Boulevard Brewing Co. will soon become the largest Missouri-based brewery. Boulevard Brewery was started...
Leadership of John P. St. John Recalled on 75th Anniversary of Kansas Dry Law
Article about the 1880 law in the constitution of the state of Kansas banning manufacture, sale, and importation of alcohol within the state boundaries. Description of the push for the law by 1880 Governor...
Millennium License Denial Appealed
Article details the happenings at a hearing before the Liquor Control Board of Review concerning Club Millennium's April 5, 2000 application.
New on the Boulevard
December 28, 2006-January 3, 2007
Article reporting Boulevard Brewing Company's plans to release five new beers, and a wine, in 2007. The company opened a $25 million expansion in August 2006, and frees up more space for the production...
Plan to Lash Out Ended in Rampage
May 1, 2007
Follow-up article on the shootings which occurred on Sunday, April 29, 2007, at the Ward Parkway Shopping Center. The gunman, David Logsdon, shot and killed Leslie Noble Ballew and Luke A. Nilges in the...
Plans Drafted for Old Brewery
December 24, 2008
Photo and article about the former Imperial brewery building that has become an "eyesore." Owner Lester Dean Jr., who acquired title to the building in 2007, says, "he's doing his best...to figure out...
Police Promise New Policy On Public Partying
April 30, 2003
Article contains concerns by Northeast area residents that contend the police do not patrol boulevards and public gathering areas enough. Examples include the lack of proactive work by the police to curb...
Prohibition in Kansas City
January 16, 1920
Articles in the paper about the taking effect of the Prohibition era at midnight of January 16, 1920, according to the 18th Amendment of the Constitution. Descriptions of actions taken by alcohol producers...
Prohibition In Kansas City
A collection of 46 pages of photocopied newspaper clippings from various Kansas City newspapers pertaining to different aspects of Prohibition, including saloons, criminal activity, elections, alcoholism,...
Redistricting Plan Approved
May 17, 2007
Article concerns the recent legislation of the Missouri House in Jefferson City. It includes two issues pertaining to the Kansas City area. Legislation was approved that would make it easier for Kansas...
Regulated Industries Decides Club Millennium Case
News of the denial of the "application for a 'sales by the drink' liquor license" by "the Regulated Industries Division of the city's Neighborhood and Community Service Department" for Club Millennium...
December 7-13, 2006
Commentary calling for Kansas City's civic leaders to come to the defense of the Mutual Musicians Foundation in its 2006 struggle to continue the tradition of serving alcohol at its famous after hours...
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