[JPL] I Love Local News Stories!

Peter Solomon psolomon at ideastations.org
Tue Mar 13 21:51:49 EDT 2007

Holy guacamole, this has GOT to be Pittsburg Kansas, not Pittsburgh PA. 
Pittsburg Kansas, besides being home topublic radio station KRPS has two
fried chicken spots of note: Chicken Annie's and Chicken Mary's. I believe
Chicken Mary's still has Polka Dancing. The Pittsburg State University is
the Gorilla, They even have a lady Gorilla Basketball team if I remember
right. A very exciting thriving metropolis, and not too far from Big
Brutus, the world's largest steam shovel. 

Peter Solomon 
>Jazz ensemble earn top award at festival, then feast on chicken
>The Augusta High School Jazz Ensemble earned a I rating at the Pittsburg 
>Jazz Festival on Friday, March 2.
>Two members of the band, trumpeter Mike Lakey and pianist Allison Berner 
>earned "Outstanding Musician" citations for their solos.
>  The AHS Band performed at Pittsburg's Memorial Auditorium downtown and 
>was one of 60 bands from Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri.
>The festival's headliner, legendary trumpeter John Faddis and the Chicago 
>Jazz Orchestra had to cancel their evening performance due to inclement 
>weather in the Chicago area.
>The Augusta Band enjoyed a family style chicken dinner at Chicken Annie's 
>in Girard.
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