For 40 years, Larry Moore has occupied the anchor chair at KMBC. Tonight is his final broadcast before becoming an “anchor emeritus,” a slow coast into retirement.
He talked to The Star about his career and his future.
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Bob Dutton, who found new ways to write about the Royals as they found new ways to lose, is leaving the Kansas City Star, he announced on Twitter this morning.
Finn Bullers, a former Kansas City Star reporter, is making headlines for his fight against KanCare, the state’s Medicaid privatization plan, which he says will kill him. He was the subject on a Pitch cover story about KanCare’s impact on the poor, and has been featured by just about every news outlet in the city.
Bullers suffers from a rare form of muscular dystrophy and requires round-the-clock care. The state wants to reduce the number of hours a caretaker oversees Bullers – by 75 percent, according to KCUR – something he told a state panel could have deadly consequences.
- Steve Penn’s lawsuit against The Star has been withdrawn…for now. (Star)
- A University Daily Kansan columnist resigns after he “borrowed” significant portions of a column from the Guardian. (LJW)
- RELATED: Local conspiracy theorist Jack Cashill goes after a UDK reporter’s Ann Coulter column – and the column gets pulled.
- Jesse Newell, former editor of KUSports.com, has joined the Topeka Capital-Journal, covering KU sports.
Kiwi pop star Lorde says her hit song, “Royals,” was inspired by our humble baseball team.
Speaking to VH1,the teen singer said it was a photo in National Geographic that set the song in motion:
“I had this image from the National Geographic of this dude just signing baseballs,” Lorde told us when we sat down with her recently. “He was a baseball player and his shirt said, ‘Royals.’” Lorde was so taken by the image and the word that she penned the song around that idea. ”It was just that word. It’s really cool.”
It wasn’t just a photo of a baseball player, though. Lorde is also a massive history buff and her love of the real life royals of the past also played a part in creating the song.
The Star dug up a photo of a fresh-faced George Brett, which might just be the image that inspired Lorde.
The latest figures from the Alliance for Audited Media show newspapers in the Kansas City area – I use “area” loosely – I’m looking at papers extending as far west as Wichita and as far east as Springfield – continue to decline. The AAM reports include print circulation, as well as digital replica and non-replica edition subscriptions.
The last reporting period was in May. This reporting period covers May through September. Continue reading
The online edition’s headline makes sense. Hat tip: Katie Bean.
The first thing I did hiding under that bench thinking I was going to die was callmy wife to tell her I loved her and our kids. What a day
— Bill Reiter (@foxsportsreiter) November 1, 2013
Reiter is married to former Star features editor Laurie Mansfield, who left the paper to work at Fox Sports 1.