Category Archives: The United States

Muhammad Ali: My version

The news of Muhammad Ali’s death seemingly caught everyone’s attention last Friday. Especially those of us, and there are many, who met him personally. Ali touched so many lives. I was in awe of his brash confidence and exquisite boxing … Continue reading

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San Jose Mercury News: Credibility suffers when content and advertising clash

Did you read the news story about the sexual harassment charges flying at one of America’s most prominent college campuses? The writers and editors of the San Jose Mercury News knew a great deal about the story. They did an excellent … Continue reading

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Donald Trump bungles facts, history on General John Pershing, Pigs, and Muslims

Did GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump confuse fiction for fact when he recounted a story last week for an audience at a South Carolina campaign stop? The fable involves former WWI General John J. Pershing’s service in the Philippines in the early … Continue reading

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Oh the joy!

We had our first grandson last month. Our first grandchild. I haven’t experienced such joy since our own two daughters were born some two decades ago. Weston Glover McCoy arrived into our world two weeks ahead of schedule on November … Continue reading

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For journalists: A more dangerous world

Kill the messenger It’s the figurative “Kill the messenger” tactic- Try to discredit journalists because the truths they report expose deceit, fraud, illegal or immoral activity by those who are doing the condemning. “Killing the messenger” should not be confused … Continue reading

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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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Unpaid internships- A court victory that asks “How do you filter them?”

A court victory for unpaid interns today and possibly a wake-up call for corporate America. Yesterday, New York federal judge William Pauley ruled in favor of  two interns suing Fox Searchlight over the internship programs of Fox Entertainment Group. The … Continue reading

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Storm chasers: deadly consequences

I woke-up to this sad news today: ***BREAKING NEWS*** Storm chasers Tim Samaras, his son Paul Samaras and Carl Young all died in El Reno during Friday night’s tornadoes. Tim Samaras was a well-respected chaser who was familiar to many … 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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Digging out

In Lincoln, Neb., the snow that pummeled this stretch of the Midwest yesterday has given way to sunshine. UNL classes have resumed. Despite the usual weather related accidents, traffic has returned to near normal. Businesses are open. Life is good … Continue reading

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