As the Wingnuts get ready to start the season, manager Pete Rose Jr. talked about this year's team and his expectations for the season. The Wingnuts open up their season on May 18 against the Salina Stockade. (Video by Fernando Salazar/ Kansas.com/May 9, 2017)
First of a series with Wingnuts manager Pete Rose Jr. Rose talks about Ichiro Suzuki approaching Rose's father's 4,256 hits, though more than 1,000 came in Japan. (Video by Jeffrey Lutz / Wichita Eagle)
Pete Rose Jr., whose father is Major League Baseball's all-time leader in hits, is the new manager for the Wichita Wingnuts. Rose was introduced during a news conference at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium on Wednesday. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle/Feb. 17, 2016)
City Hall is poised to approve a publicly subsidized proposal to build about another 180 downtown apartments, adjacent to the Advanced Learning Library. The “Delano Catalyst” project also includes a 90-room hotel, about 5,000 square feet of commercial development space, a public-transit hub and a bicycle/pedestrian greenway path. (Video by Bo Rader / The Wichita Eagle) (bensound.com)
One of the pandas at the National Zoo in Washington had some fun in the snow on Saturday, December 9. Mei Xiang frolicked and rolled down the hill as spectators watched. The zoo’s giant pandas are native to the cold climate of China’s western mountains and are more active during the winter month, the zoo said. The National Weather Service reported that just over two inches of snow fell at the zoo on Saturday
Superheroes from around the metro area greeted one another Sunday night as they gathered at the Target store in Mission to shop for Christmas gifts for patients at Children's Mercy Hospital. Using about $17,000 in donations collected by Elite Comics in Overland Park, the superheroes, including Captain America, Thor, Snow White and Prince Charming packed cart after cart with toys and goodies for Christmas. William Binderup, owner of Elite Comics, says he gets weepy around the young patients, so he will let the superheroes deliver the goods. Donations are still being accepted at Elite Comics, 11842 S. Quivira Rd. in Overland Park through Dec. 22.
William Eckels talks about his son, Elijah, 4, who is a student at The Opportunity Project learning center in northeast Wichita. He is a single dad and a big cheerleader for the TOP program. (Travis Heying/The Wichita Eagle)