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TODAY'S NEWS FEATURE  

Ford Escape Hybrid SUV
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Hybrid at Claycomo
Mike Perry (left), president of UAW Local 249, and Charles Griffith, Auto Project Director at the Ecology Center (second from left) were among those viewing a Ford Escape Hybrid just before a news conference today at the union local across the street from the Ford Claycomo Assemby Plant where the vehicle is built. Also taking a look at the vehicle was David Hamilton (center) of the Sierra Club.
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TODAY'S BREAKING NEWS FROM THE STAR  

Vice President Cheney campaigns in Lee's Summit; discusses economic policies and national security



Man charged in Johnson County shooting



Andersen, Tynes square off



Birch Telecom co-founder replaced as CEO



Determining 3rd District winner will take days




THE CLOSING BELL  


  Cerner joins rush in last hours
Cerner Corp. took advantage of an afternoon rally and bulled its way through the $46 and $47 barriers as a drop in oil prices and good economic news boosted Wall Street.


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MIDDAY BUSINESS REPORT
From The Kansas City Star's Business desk

Rick Babson

Oil concerns send markets down
Rising oil prices sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average closer to the 10,000 mark today as investors expressed concerns about higher energy prices and inflation.

STAR BUSINESS ROUNDUP
Treasury to auction $51 billion in notes | New York sues benefit manager | Westar earnings down | Capitol Federal earnings gain | Earnings reports | TV glass maker to close | Court bars Japanese bank merger
» Market Watch: Stocks now | Regional companies | Manage your portfolio
» More news: Today's Business section | MoneyWise | Star 50 | Columnists | Workplace | Business People
» Midday Business Report lineup: Monday: Jerry Heaster | Tuesday: David Hayes | Wednesday: Rick Babson | Thursday: Diane Stafford | Friday: Paul Wenske
» Tomorrow in The Star Business section Union leaders and environmentalists talk about fuel-efficient cars.
» Sunday in MoneyWise: Investors are searching far and wide for better returns on certificates of deposit.

NATION/WORLD  

  Kerry blames Bush for deficits
John Kerry blamed President Bush for squandering a federal budget surplus and creating record deficits with expensive tax cuts and new spending.
»Feds say suspect confirmed terror threat
»Colleagues: Pfc. England had a poor record
»Teacher convicted of seducing student released
»Photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson dies



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Thursday
Hansons...here and proud
Hanson performs at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Uptown. Tickets cost $25. Call 816-931-3330 for more information.
This weekend
» Wyandotte County Fair
Quick guide to activities and events in the Kansas City area
Events  | Summer Fun Guide | Summer events | More events
| Printable calendar (.pdf format): Aug.
Movies  Movies A-Z | Movie Trailers | Summer Movies
New releases: | The Village | The Manchurian Candidate | Twilight Samurai | Thunderbirds | Metallica: Some Kind of Monster
Reviews: | Bourne Supremacy | I, Robot | Catwoman | Spider-Man 2 | Cinderella Story | Anchorman | Fahrenheit 9/11 | The Notebook | King Arthur | Shrek 2 |
Giveaways: | AvP | Yu-Gi-Oh!
Music  Bars & Clubs A-Z | Summer Concerts | Summer Classical Music | Music calendar | Nightlife
Dining  Restaurants A-Z | Review: Vivace | Spotlight: 12Baltimore | On the Side: Fish Market | Past repasts
Stage  Summer Stage calendar | Stage Calendar
Visual Arts  Summer Art | Arts calendar
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Mayor Kay Barnes
JOE LEDFORD/The Kansas City Star
Mayor Kay Barns gave a thumbs-up Tuesday night at Union Station to downtown arena supporters.

Downtown arena OK'd



Kansas City voters took a gamble on downtown's future and approved a new arena Tuesday, ending one of the most bitterly contested issue campaigns in recent memory.

» McCaskill upsets Gov. Holden
» Rockaway Beach casino voted down
» Cleaver survives a fierce challenge
» Gay marriage amendment passes
» Kobach-Taff race deadlocked
» Sanders still Jackson County prosecutor
» Denning leads Johnson County sheriff race
» More on Election 2004

IN CAMP WITH THE CHIEFS  


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Andersen and Tynes in close kicking competition

RIVER FALLS, Wis. � Lawrence Tynes is ready to challenge Morten Andersen as the Chiefs' primary placekicker.
» CB challenged after solid season
Poll: Which QB would you cut?

Either Morten Andersen (left) or Lawrence Tynes will be the Chiefs' placekicker.
Training camp photos

» Photos | Schedule | Training camp schedule | Roster breakdown | 2003 stats
» More Chiefs | NFL | Odds | UW-River Falls' Chiefs site | Discussion board

SPORTS  
 Tourney changes
Senior golf event may move to another course.
»In Golf
 Hunt Cup play
Wizards face Burn in quarterfinal match.
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TODAY'S FRONT PAGE STORIES  

Rural push lifts McCaskill to win



GOP's House contest deadlocks



Cleaver survives a fierce challenge



Missouri voters approve change in constitution



New downtown arena on the way





Fun at the Wyandotte County Fair.
Community Faces

Wyandotte County Fair
The girls grinned and the boys didn't, but everybody had fun at the Wyandotte County Fair last weekend. Photos from this and other Kansas City area events are at Community Faces, an online scrapbook of you and your friends having fun.

INSIDE THE STAR  
Kansas City Star
  Westport to match pension funds
School shorted teachers $50,000
Westport Community Secondary Charter School officials said Tuesday that the school plans to pay the more than $50,000 in contributions it failed to make to teachers' pension accounts.

»Missouri abuse law survives challenge
»Court OKs rape case DNA test
»Plane crash victims all from Texas family
»Unilever food employees strike plant
»Debt burden lowers AMC's credit rating

INSIDE  
Banking issues
Federal regulators critical of executive pay, lending at Lenexa bank.
»In Business
Charming Billy
Former Leavenworth resident serves up nostalgic Midwestern desserts at New York bakery.
»In Food
Barnhart
"Quintuplets" star just happy to be drawing a regular paycheck.
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STAR COLUMNISTS  

Joe Posnanski
Voters choose hope, not fear
Jason Whitlock
Mayor hits a home run
Top of the Mornin'
Officials for other arenas don't stress over KC's vote
Lewis W. Diuguid
Tough times are tightening the 'poverty belt'
C.W. Gusewelle
As the mighty dance around the language, a dirge is playing
Mike Hendricks
Conspiracy or not, call off the mob

Q&A WITH STAR REPORTERS, COLUMNISTS  



IVAN CARTER
Chiefs and NBA


BLAIR KERKHOFF
College sports


ROBERT W. BUTLER
Movies


DAVID GOLDSTEIN and MATT STEARNS
Politics and policy
SPECIALS FROM THE STAR  

Making the Grade
An online tool to help you assess the state of education across the Kansas City area.

Keep on trucking
Yellow Roadway tops The Star's annual report on the state of business in the Kansas City region.

Lewis & Clark
Corps of Discovery celebrated during trek's bicentennial; hundreds of thousands turned out for KC's signature event.



LOBBYIST GIFTS
Money in Jeff City.

SILENT ALARM
Hepatitis C threat.

STATE OF DISREPAIR
Missouri highways.



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