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Jefferson City Fires/Sedalia Parade

Well, I got back to the grind after a nice battery recharging in Hawaii. I went right to work on Wednesday and came in with some interesting ideas – including Marshall’s airport renovation plans, and the School of the Osage graduate who is now joining the astronaut program with NASA. None of them panned out, […]

Chillin’ at the Capitol

This past Friday I fired up the Acura for an extra-credit trip down Highway 63 to Jefferson City. It involved meeting with Phil Brooks, the Missouri School of Journalism’s political guru, and taking in some inside-access of the Capitol. I left very early from Columbia assuming we had to be there at 12:15, but really, […]

School violence in 1927 I stumbled onto an interesting NPR StoryCorps story about a school bombing in Michigan in 1927. A man angry about property taxes being used for public schools decided to plant dynamite in the basement of the town’s school – killing 38 students, 45 people in total. The man was the caretaker of the school […]

Excellent Journalism…

I’ve lagged in writing about excellent journalism. My apologies. I caught a great story on Nightly News about “bird strike” data and airplanes. Here’s the link: Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy I thought this was a great example of “computer-assisted” reporting (it seems all reporting we do now […]