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Swept into 9-11-2001

It’s a collective freeze-frame in the consciousness of America. We were all swept into it. Anyone alive on September 11, 2001 can tell you where they were, who they were with, and what they were doing the day four hijacked … 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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The Missouri River roars and humbles

One thing I like about the Midwest is that powerful weather still rules at times. Conversely, one of the things I fear about living here is that weather still rules at times.  All humans can do is bear witness, take … Continue reading

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Royal wedding asks: Is U.S. TV news out of touch?

The second worst tornado in U.S. history devastated six southern states this week.  At least 343 people were killed. Thousands of homes and businesses have been destroyed. The lives of millions of American have been plunged into crisis mode. TV … Continue reading

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A Flint Hills side trip to refresh the soul

There’s nothing quite like a road trip through the Kansas Flint Hills to refresh the mind and restore the soul. According to Wkipedia, the explorer Zebulon Pike first coined the name the “Flint Hills” in 1806 when he entered into … Continue reading

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Gov. Walker’s disingenuous war on America’s working class

The hypocritically ingenuous ploy of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to dismantle collective bargaining rights for public employees may be unraveling. The latest New York Times/CBS News poll indicates Americans oppose weakening the bargaining rights of public employee unions by a … Continue reading

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Isn’t it time to forgive Helen Thomas?

Really now. Isn’t it time to forgive Helen Thomas for her hasty comments last June? That’s when she was asked her thoughts about about Israel? If you know Helen Thomas, you may not believe her comments were an accurate reflection … Continue reading

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Different face on Internet scam

A few months ago I described  how a company called Profit System Online (PSO) was using misleading ads in the Lawrence Journal World’s online edition that appeared as legitimate news reports. LJWorld.com pulls misleading ad Misleading LJWorld.com ad still appearing … Continue reading

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Lunar eclipse offers a glimpse of hope

I stayed up late/early last night to watch the solstice lunar eclipse. As lunar eclipses go, I’m told it was rare to have one happen on the winter solstice. It lasted for exactly three hours and 28 minutes.  The totality … Continue reading

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Murder for organs: Allegations target Kosovo leader

Let’s see what happens tomorrow. I just reviewed an investigative draft report By the Parliamentary Assembly Council of Europe (PACE).   PACE is a 47-nation group that investigates human rights issues. The organization’s draft investigative report alleges cases of humans who … Continue reading

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