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By Shayne LooperMore Content NowMost drivers have no idea what happens when they turn the key in their car’s ignition. They don’t know how turning the key makes the car move. They don’t understand the battery’s role in the process, or the operation of the starter motor or how it engages the engine and “turns it over.” Nor do they know how the engine makes the wheels turn at varying speeds.

Posted at 9:27 AM

On those hot summer days there is not much more fun than passing the time in a swimming pool. Kids live for summers spent frolicking at community or backyard pools. Swimmer's ear is a condition that can make that summer fun not so...

Updated at 8:41 AM

James Rodriguez of Colombia made a huge splash at the World Cup, becoming the tournament’s breakout star, and now it’s paying off for the 23-year-old. Rodriguez just signed a contract with soccer powerhouse Real Madrid that is reportedly...

Posted at 8:24 AM

A quick look around St. Mary’s Medical Center’s Pulmonary Rehab unit and you might think it’s not much more than an in-house gym. Yes, there are trainers, treadmills and other exercise equipment. But a closer look reveals we...

Posted at 8:00 AM

The honors keep rolling in for Truman High School graduate Paige Parker, The Examiner’s 2013 Softball Player of the Year.She recently was named a first-team All-American by StudentSportsSoftball.com, and Monday morning, in a...

Posted at 7:52 AM

Jackson County is taking steps to help businesses owned by women and minorities have a better shot at winning county business.The county has a policy on inclusiveness that dates to 1983, but some county legislators have expressed...

Posted at 7:30 AM

The same Sedalia Post 642 buzzsaw that ripped through one Blue Springs American Legion team Saturday kept right on humming against the other one Sunday in the Zone 2 East Tournament finals at Hidden Valley Park.The Post 642 Travelers rang...

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Three abandoned homes are either being razed or refurbished as part of a revitalization effort in northwestern Independence.Twelve Blocks West, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to promote safe and stable neighborhoods throughout...

Posted at 6:34 AM

The Lee’s Summit Outlaws have become familiar with winning postseason baseball tournaments.With Sunday afternoon’s 14-5 victory over the Lee’s Summit Post 189 Pirates in the Zone 2 West Tournament finals at the...

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