Category Archives: Kansas

Concealed carry of guns on Kansas campuses: Potentially deadly consequences

I’m the father of two daughters. One is a Kansas University graduate. Our other daughter is currently enrolled at KU, where three generations of our family have taught or attended. So, I have to raise my voice in opposition to … Continue reading

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Harold Knabe: When a good man goes

When a good man goes, not everyone knows. So let me tell you about Harold Knabe. He was a good man. Knabe died last Saturday in a North Kansas City hospital. He was 75-years-old and unknown to the latest generation … Continue reading

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A McCoy Christmas: A measure of time

It didn’t start out this way. Our first Christmas/holiday greeting card was meant to be a simple way of keeping in touch with family and friends.  It was accompanied by a one page letter updating folks on our highlights and … Continue reading

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What’s the matter with Kansas: Public health, disasters and diseases

I don’t get it. Neither does Kansas Governor Sam Brownback nor other state political leaders. I’ve always been proud of Kansas. It’s where I was raised, educated and spent a third of my professional life. I always felt Kansas politicians … Continue reading

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What’s in a marriage? Perspectives

I was compelled to watch our oldest daughter Emily McCoy Glover talk about marriage tonight. What are the secrets to a lasting marriage? Emily was a guest on a live global video chat hosted by the Huffington Post. Emily married … Continue reading

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Corn leaves in the wind (and other drought effects)

I’ve never seen it before. Across Lincoln, foot-long dried corn leaves are flying in from miles away, blown by the wind, scattered across city lawns and parks.  The browned corn leaves that seemingly have a life and journey of their … Continue reading

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Hyatt Hotels: Please reconsider your action on the Skywalk Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri

Mr. Farley Kern Vice President, Corporate Communications Hyatt Hotels Corporation Chicago, Illinois Dear Mr. Kern, Thirty years after the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel skywalks collapsed, I have learned that the Hyatt Hotel Corporation will not contribute to a memorial … Continue reading

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The Keystone XL pipeline: Missing the point

The controversy surrounding the proposed Keystone XL pipeline reached new heights Friday when the U.S. State Department hosted the last in a series of public hearings on the 1,700 mile pipeline. It would carry tar sand crude oil from Canada … Continue reading

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Remembering the Kansas City skywalk collapse

It was an honor to wrap-up several months of research and reporting for a television news special last Friday on the 30th anniversary of the Kansas City Hyatt Regency hotel skywalk collapse. I worked on the special for KCTV5, the … Continue reading

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This father’s daughter marrys

Time does this. It brings changes we can’t choose, ignore or control. We can hope for the best. In matters like these though we’re not the ones rolling the cosmic dice. I’m about to go from “father” to “father-of-the-bride.” I … Continue reading

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