Scheme to defraud Saint Luke's lands area lawyer in jail, partner pleads guilty

A Leawood lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday and his law partner was sentenced for their part in a scheme to steal more than $1.2 million from Saint Luke’s Health System.

Mark Schultz, 57, of Leawood, waived his right to a jury trial and pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Kansas City to participating in a wire fraud and mail fraud conspiracy.

Alan Gallas, 65, of Kansas City, was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $1.2 million in restitution after pleading…

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Prospective OP club operators must dance around security hurdles

Overland Park’s dance club restrictions don’t appear to have been designed for Arthur Murray-type venues where blue hairs can brush up on the old ballroom skills.

The Overland Park Planning Commission’s Feb. 12 agenda includes consideration of one-year special-use permits requested — and required — for two new establishments with dance floors.

Staff recommendations regarding the requests also call for the applicants to obtain active-shooter training from the Overland Park Police Department,…

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DoD quietly turns on Cerner's EHR pilot

After months of waiting, the Department of Defense flipped the switch. The DoD rolled out its new electronic health record system at its first location on Tuesday.

Cerner Corp. landed a contract in July 2015 to build a system that would enable medical data sharing between the DoD, Department of Veterans Affairs and the private sector. Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN), Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Henry Schein (Nasdaq: HSIC) and several other companies submitted the winning bid as the Leidos…

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Kansas City's Kuhn & Wittenborn co-founder dies at 70

One of Kansas City’s well-known advertising executives died Tuesday at age 70.

Dale Wittenborn of Westwood co-founded full-service advertising agency Kuhn & Wittenborn in 1978. Wittenborn and his business partner, Whitey Kuhn, met while working at Hallmark Cards Inc. and “hit it off,” Kuhn told the Kansas City Business Journal.

“We were like brothers,” he said.

So when they reached middle management, they decided to strike out on their own.

“He was amazing. He had an attitude that was contagious,”…

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Report: Sprint fares poorly in KC on speed, network availability

Verizon Wireless kept its top spot as the fastest 4G network in Kansas City, according to a report OpenSignal released Wednesday.

In the fourth-quarter report, Verizon’s average 4G download speeds clocked in at 21.49 Mbps. The carrier tied with T-Mobile US Inc. in 4G network availability throughout the Kansas City area.

Sprint Corp.’s network came in fourth in its hometown, with average download speed of 13.11 Mbps and 76.81 percent coverage across the metro area.

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Renewal keeps Chiefs longest sponsor on team until 2020

The Kansas City Chiefs signed a renewal agreement with the team’s longest-running sponsor, ensuring the relationship continues for three more years.

The company is Coca-Cola, which first became a sponsor in 1963 when Lamar Hunt relocated the team to Kansas City. They now remain the official soft drink of the Chiefs through the 2020 season.

“We’ve had the privilege of partnering and working with Coca-Cola since the club’s inception in Kansas City,” Chiefs President Mark Donovan said in a release.…

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