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KCPT - Kansas City Week in Review : October 7, 2011

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Published on Oct 10, 2011

MASSIVE JOBS ANNOUNCEMENT: Ford adds 1,600 new jobs and promises $1.1 billion investment in KC assembly plant

PROSPECT AVE NAME CHANGE: More on the City Council member effort to erase Prospect Ave and rename it Martin Luther King Avenue. But is that the best way to de-stigmatize its connection with a rash of homicides?

PICKING KC'S NEXT TOP COP: Darryl Forté is selected to become the next KCMO Police Chief. What strengths does he bring to the job? Why not a candidate from outside KC?

ABDUCTION: A KCMO Police spokesman says he's never seen so much national media attention centered on Kansas City for a single crime story. The disappearance of 10 month-old Northland infant Lisa Irwin is leading to wall-to-wall local and national TV news coverage.

POLITICAL POTPOURRI: The first political ad of the 2012 campaign has begun running in Kansas City. Which local candidate is running the ad? Who's got the money to be running commercials 13 months before the election? Plus, why a soccer ball may be changing the political ambitions of Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders.

BIG 12: What's the big deal about the Big 12, MU and all sorts of sports conference wheeling-and-dealing this week? And if you don't follow sports, why should you care?

THIS WEEK'S NEWS REVIEWERS

Eric Wesson
The Call

Fred Logan
The Business Journal, Columnist

Mary Sanchez
Kansas City Star

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