Category Archives: University of Nebraska

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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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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The Sandy Hook massacre: Do journalists need to interview children?

As journalists we are frequently taught to ask questions first and decide later what to use.  It’s good advice I share with my students. In today’s Internet fueled news world though the Sandy Hook massacre should give journalists something on … 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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Wildlife refuge for migrating birds draws thousands of visitors

Barney McCoy for NET News (2011-12-02) Click here to listen to my radio report on NET News. SQUAW CREEK NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE, MO (NET Radio) – Ten miles east of Rulo, Neb., the Missouri River floodplain gives way to Squaw … Continue reading

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In the Moment

A chilly fall day raking leaves. As my wife and I watched our dog Makai frolicking in the leaves I was reminded how dogs (kids too) are so great at living in the moment. Shouldn’t we too? Click the video … 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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Bevo Francis will get Hall of Fame recognition

It took 58 years. Next March, Francis will be inducted into the The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 2011-12 Hall of Fame. Continue reading

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Heavy rains add new flood threat along Missouri River

It’s shortly after 3:00 a.m. Monday. The rain is still skidding off my roof in Lincoln, Neb., after the second deluge of this night. I’m worried for areas east of us along the Missouri River where flooding is already at … Continue reading

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Hamburg’s last hope against the flooding Missouri River

Missouri River floodwaters have reached the secondary levee that serves as the last line of defense for the southwest Iowa town of Hamburg. With floodwaters on their doorstep, Hamburg Fire Chief Dan Sturm says the secondary levee is the only … Continue reading

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