Here's the lowdown on the KC Royals' opening day

Ready for opening day? Whether you were “Raised Royal” or are a recent fan, here’s what’s planned at Kauffman Stadium for today’s big game.

• They Royals (2-4) will play the Oakland A’s (3-4), with first pitch set for 3:15 p.m. Ian Kennedy (0-1) will pitch for the Royals against Jharel Cotton (0-1) for the A’s.

• First Pitch party — The celebration begins from 6:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Union Station. Meet former Royals (and Chiefs) players, take photos with Sluggerrr and KayCee.…

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Central Exchange's new CEO talks vision, goals for organization

Central Exchange’s new CEO Courtney Thomas wants to reignite the passion that first brought women to the organization, she said.

Thomas took the reins in mid-February, succeeding CiCi Rojas, who stepped down after four years to pursue family ventures Tico Productions LLC and Tico Sports LLC.

Thomas’ new role represents a departure from a nearly 25-year career in the animal health and animal welfare world. Most recently, she was CEO of Kansas City’s largest animal welfare organization, Great Plains…

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Whole Foods: OP store won't close, it will relocate

Whole Foods Market Inc. plans to close its Overland Park store next year, but it’s not really closing it, according to company officials.

The organic and natural foods grocer’s location at 7401 W. 91st St. in Overland Park no longer will be open after a new store opens at 51st Street and Brookside Boulevard in Kansas City next year.

“We aren’t closing our store so much as relocating it,” a company spokeswoman told The Kansas City Star.

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How to Bore for a New Door Knob

How to Bore for a New Door Knob
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Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner install a new passage set door knob on his closet door

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Time: 1 hour

Cost: $90

Skill Level: Easy

Tools List for Boring for a New Door Knob:
Drill/Driver
2 1/8” Hole Saw
1” Hole Saw
Hole Saw Jig
Screwdriver
Chisel
Pencil

Shopping List:
Passage Set

Steps:
1. Place the hole saw jig on the door. Position it three feet off the ground. Set the backset measurement to either 2 3/8” or 2 ¾”, depending on the style of the door and personal preference.
2. Use a drill/driver with the 2 1/8” hole saw to bore a hole through the door. Once the center bit is through the door, stop. Bring the hole saw the other side of the door and finish the bore.
3. Use the 1” hole saw to bore a hole through the edge of the door to create an area for the latch.
4. To make room for the latch plate, place the latch plate on the edge of the door and draw an outline. Use a chisel to remove the wood inside the outline. Seat the latch plate into the edge to make sure it fits properly.
5. With the latch plate seated, install it using screws and a screwdriver.
6. Install the door knobs to the front and the back of the door. Line up both pieces and attach them through the latch. Use screws and a screwdriver to fix them in place.
7. If necessary, mortise out the jamb for the striker plate. Outline the plate and line it up with the striker. Use a chisel to mortise the outline.
8. Use screws and a screwdriver to attach the striker plate.

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A Tour of Antique Plumbing and the Toilet of the Future

A Tour of Antique Plumbing and the Toilet of the Future
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Ask This Old House Richard Trethewey examines historic items from the history of his family’s plumbing company and takes a look at the latest toilet technology

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Cost: $3300

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How to Reimagine a Historic Landscape Design

How to Reimagine a Historic Landscape Design
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Ask This Old House landscape designer Jenn Nawada uses an historic landscape design from a protégé of Frederick Law Olmsted as inspiration to transform an overgrown backyard

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Time: 5-6 hours

Cost: $800

Skill Level: Moderate

Tools List for Reimagining a Historic Landscape Design:
Rake
Gloves
Hand rake
Border spade
Transplant spade
Hand trowel

Shopping List:
Fieldstone stepping stones
Plants appropriate for the site conditions (see below for specific plants from this project)

Steps:
1. Wearing gardening gloves, identify weeds and begin clearing the area by pulling out weeds from the roots. Use a rake to clear larger areas of brush.
2. If there are plants which can be transplanted, use a border spade or transplant spade to dig down around the roots. Dig an outline around the root ball, position the blade under the root ball, and remove it from the ground. Place the plant on a tarp until you’re ready to replant it.
3. Leave any perennial plants that can be salvaged in their current location.
4. With the area clear and down to the soil, lay down stepping stones. Dig down a bit to ensure the stones lay flat on the soil and backfill as needed to prevent wobbling.
5. To create a makeshift trellis, put nails into a fence and tie a piece of string along the nails. Attach climbing vine plants along the string.
6. While still in pots, stage the plants, keeping those with similar needs together. Consider bloom sequences so that there is year-round interest throughout the entire design.
7. Remove plants from their plastic canisters by tapping them out from the bottom. Gently tease out the roots from the root ball using hands or a hand rake.
8. Dig holes twice as wide as the root ball, but not quite as deep. The top of the root ball should be even with the soil line. Place plants in the holes and backfill with soil and compost mix.
9. Use the same technique to transplant any salvaged plants.
10. If planting new bulbs, dig a hole using a hand trowel a few inches down. Place the bulb in the ground and backfill with soil.
11. When all the plants are in the ground, cover with two inches of mulch using a rake. Be sure not to cover up the stems with the mulch. This will suffocate the plant.
12. Water thoroughly until the plants are established.

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